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  • Changed Mindset

    10/8/2019 4:46:23 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Yesterday, something clicked. I was reflecting and asking myself "What is it that I did three years ago that I am not doing now?" While activity was definitely different, the biggest change is my mindset. I was focused on the positive. I'm not looking for problems. I'm looking for ways to improve.... Read more

  • Or 82 lbs.....

    10/8/2019 11:09:24 AM, by JYANTKILR

    Eat right, exercise (i walk, floor exercises, lift) sleep lots, stress little. I'm now 82 lbs in 15 months and 92 from my all time high just before joining spark peeps. This place set the bar for me and I never gave up and keep coming back to finish my GOAL...Stay tuned, it ain't over George !... Read more

  • Day 36: Feeling pretty good after the weekend

    10/6/2019 10:03:31 PM, by MICHELLE3417

    This weekend was super busy. But among all that busyness, I really kept up with my nutrition and fitness goals. I have been killing it, and I am sitting here feeling pretty proud of myself. This is the most confident I have felt about this journey since I started and I am super excited to keep up th... Read more

  • Doing Better

    10/3/2019 4:45:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm feeling like I'm getting back on track. I'm noticing that a big part of my equation is having a purpose, at home, in health, and at work. I think what's really helping me is that I've begun to have purpose again at work. I've also started to push away my most recent ex, who isn't healthy for m... Read more

  • September reads

    10/3/2019 10:19:04 AM, by CINCMAC

    It was a busy month and I didn't have a lot of reading time but I did knock out a few books. This was was a big disapointment. I've been a huge fan of Lindsay Nixon aka Happy Herbivore since I found her when I decided to go WFPB. I have all of her books but this one was a big disappointment... Read more

  • Oof (Weight Gain, Depression, ADHD, and just a rough week)

    9/30/2019 12:09:18 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Depression has been hitting me hard this year. I'm appreciative that my symptoms aren't as bad as others. For me, the symptoms are heightened anxiety, mood swings, feelings of inadequacy, questioning my decisions, eating my emotions more, feeling sad or angry for no reason, feeling really tired all ... Read more

  • Day 25: Some days you never quite wake up

    9/25/2019 9:51:14 PM, by MICHELLE3417

    I am tired. I have been tired since I woke up. I was tired during exercise. I'm just tired today. So, going to write this quick check-in blog and then I am off to bed. Today's goals were * 30 minute run/walk (Done! 3.25/6 miles for the week done) * 30 minutes cleaning up (Done! Plus I made ... Read more

  • Foods I want to try (again)

    9/25/2019 10:51:20 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Here are some foods I'd like to try making. Some I've never made and others I haven't made in a long while: Tuna Casserole (Skinny version) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, homemade Frozen Bananas dipped in chocolate and nuts * Orange segments dipped in chocolate Instant Pot chili Homemade ... Read more

  • Day 24: I have no flexibility

    9/24/2019 9:36:37 PM, by MICHELLE3417

    Hi Spark World! I tried a yoga video today. I'm surprised I can even move with how un-flexible my muscles are. I know it's something to work at, but dang. I used to be able to touch my toes. I think. I can't remember. =) I feel pretty good about today. I felt motivated and I felt pretty go... Read more

  • New Goals (again)

    9/24/2019 3:28:13 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I realized that I've taken my eye off the ball again. I'm cutting down the number of goals I have. New goals: Get to 250 pounds by November 27, 2019 (11/27/2019). - Steps: Crack down on eating. Swap between focus on quality (making healthier choices) or quantity (eating less) for each week... Read more

  • Heart broken. Trying to accept what I cannot change.

    9/24/2019 11:40:07 AM, by OSULAWGIRL

    Let me start by saying that I am a VERY fortunate person. I am not struggling with a terminal illness, my family are all reasonably healthy, my marriage is strong (and my husband is hot ;)), and I have a great job that challenges me and at which I get to work with awesome people. See? LUCKY. But w... Read more

  • Day 23: Time to really get serious

    9/23/2019 11:09:28 PM, by MICHELLE3417

    I am still here! This is good! But, I haven't exactly been following the program too closely. I have been exercising, but my eating hasn't been great. I have been logging most of the overeating, but it hasn't really stopped me from doing it. I need to get this area nailed down. I have deci... Read more

  • Life is Hard (I broke up)

    9/23/2019 4:10:05 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Life is hard. I'm lucky to be well paid, to have a support system, to know how to control my depression, and so on, but, still, it's hard. I'm in a bad/ down state of mind today because I broke up with my girlfriend. I keep having the same conversation with myself over and over. Me 1: I'm sad. I ... Read more

  • Great Weigh In

    9/22/2019 2:08:12 PM, by BUTTERFLY464

    Well, my weigh in today was good. I've now lost a total of 16 lbs since 6 weeks ago. I"m not on a specific diet. Just cutting back. And cutting out sugar and bread. I was lecture by a woman who weighs about 400 lbs yesterday about what to eat to be healthy. I'm thinking, you're been this big for 20 ... Read more

  • Doing great!

    9/18/2019 11:51:18 PM, by BUTTERFLY464

    Well, I've now lost 14.6 lbs since I started this again a month ago. I'm happy with that! That's 2 1/2 lbs a week. Not too fast. And I'm not really dieting, I'm just cutting back and eating smaller more often. And NO SUGAR!!! I thing making lifestyle changes is best. Will be easier to maintain later... Read more

  • How did I get like this?

    9/16/2019 12:49:35 PM, by OSULAWGIRL

    I am a yo-yo dieter. I have battled the same 50 pounds since I was 16 years old. A quarter of a century. The first 20 pounds came when I got my driver's license, which allowed me to hit the McDonald's for breakfast, then Wendy's between Dance team and drama practice...and then Arby's after Drama ... Read more