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  • Joined the gym

    3/5/2018 8:57:50 AM, by TALLANGELA

    So on Thursday I joined a gym. I have gone two days so far. I’m taking it slow by just doing cardio so far. I’m working up to lifting again. I al... Read more

  • Experimenting With Foods and Goals

    3/4/2018 12:44:37 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    I'm long overdue for writing a blog, so here it is! I debated about writing one at New Year's, with ideas for resolutions and goals. But to be ho... Read more

  • one of these days

    2/27/2018 4:39:37 PM, by CINDYJAN

    I keep coming back an back an it is always the same, nothing changes ahhhh, I was down to 236 an now I am back up to 266, I am so upset I know I ... Read more

  • Almost giving up

    2/8/2018 10:10:36 AM, by KRICH09

    I have gotten myself in a funk. I have not been sticking to anything the last week. For one, my back has hurt that it was hard to get up or mov... Read more

  • It's been such a long time!

    2/4/2018 4:13:32 PM, by KATIBUG49

    I've tried to get back in gear, can't seem to get motivated for the "EXERCISE" part of this lifestyle. Did so good when it was warm with walking ... Read more

  • Going deep in the water

    2/3/2018 4:53:39 PM, by TALLANGELA

    So I had a conversation with myself. Basically it was go to water aerobics then my other half was like you haven’t done it for so long and it’s d... Read more

  • Damage done and counter balance

    2/1/2018 7:09:23 PM, by TALLANGELA

    So today I fell off track eating. I ended up at McDonald’s with my BF for lunch. I should have got a happy meal. Darn. Now I think I will have ch... Read more

  • Back to the gym

    1/30/2018 1:52:50 PM, by TALLANGELA

    Got to the gym today. Started very slow. I did the exercise plan found for morbidly obese. It’s embarrassing to think I have fallen this far down... Read more

  • Fresh start

    1/29/2018 9:41:46 AM, by TALLANGELA

    Starting fresh with a new attitude. Had a bout with diverticulitis yesterday so I need to get healthy again and tracking will pinpoint will help.... Read more

  • Bad day - Eating my emotions

    1/23/2018 8:26:04 PM, by KRICH09

    Today has been a bad diet day. Didn't get my water in and went over my calories. Between my father in law having only 6 +/- months to live and ... Read more

  • Got the munchies!

    1/19/2018 3:07:25 PM, by KRICH09

    I am having a real hard time today. All I want to do is eat. I'm trying to just drink water instead. I don't know if it th a steroids my doctor p... Read more

  • Weekends

    1/15/2018 8:39:56 AM, by KRICH09

    Weekends are my biggest challenge. On the go and not eating right. I did see this weekend that diet coke is not tasting good most of the time s... Read more

  • Last two days

    1/9/2018 7:11:19 PM, by KRICH09

    The last few days have been rough. Ended up having a stomach virus. I was excited on Sunday because just from changing my diet an... Read more

  • Here we go again

    1/2/2018 8:57:34 PM, by KRICH09

    I get online with Sparks every New Years with good intentions every time. This time I am at my heaviest weight and my health is paying for it. ... Read more

  • Hives Update; Low Vitamin D

    12/13/2017 3:47:57 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    Sorry it took so long for me to write an update about my problem with hives/cold urticaria. Life seems to always be busy! I saw... Read more

  • C25K first day

    11/14/2017 4:08:18 PM, by TALLANGELA

    To get back into running I started the C25k program again today. Slow and steady wins the race. I am back to eating what feels good to me. This m... Read more

  • Today

    11/12/2017 12:20:17 PM, by KATIBUG49

    I have had so many things going on lately in my life ... Read more

  • Feeling good

    11/10/2017 6:54:07 PM, by TALLANGELA

    Today is day one of my vacation. I walked 7 k and got my nails done. I haven’t eaten wheat for four days and feel so much better and I have no pa... Read more

  • Made it for a walk

    11/6/2017 9:43:03 AM, by TALLANGELA

    I argued with myself, told myself I was warm and cozy on the couch watching football. Then I said Self get dressed and go outside. My inspiration... Read more

  • Feeling you yucky

    11/2/2017 9:53:17 AM, by TALLANGELA

    Just when I think the diverticulitis is gone it hit me again in the middle of the night. I was throwing up and breaking out in a sweat. My body a... Read more

  • Found some energy

    10/29/2017 4:41:01 PM, by TALLANGELA

    Even though I feel lousy I found some energy this tiday to c do three loads of laundry, mop the floors and wash some walls and the sliding doors.... Read more

  • Breaking the vicious cycle

    10/29/2017 11:05:03 AM, by TALLANGELA

    I found a book yesterday that deals with diverticulitis and chron’s disease. I am hoping it will help cure me of this constant pain. I will conti... Read more

  • Long term goal

    10/28/2017 4:16:33 PM, by TALLANGELA

    My long term goal is to be good to myself everyday. I will do this by eating better to help with my diverticulitis. I also want to be able to swi... Read more

  • Hives From Cool Temperatures; Cold Urticaria. :(

    10/26/2017 5:26:22 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    Hi SparkFriends! I wanted to write this blog to explain why I haven’t been as active on the website this month. I’ve spent all my free time tryin... Read more

  • Reset My Weight Ticker

    8/13/2017 6:06:39 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    I guess it's time to admit my weight gain isn't temporary and reset my ticker. I had a doctor's appointment last week and saw the amount on the s... Read more

  • Glen Campbell, Amazing Grace and Bagpipes

    8/10/2017 1:31:56 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    I was thinking about Glen Campbell this morning, and found this video on YouTube. It's him singing Amazing Grace and playing the bagpipes. ... Read more

  • If You're Unhappy About Dr. Oz's Magazine Replacement With Good Housekeeping

    7/19/2017 5:29:57 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    Dr. Oz's magazine, The Good Life, will no longer be a monthly magazine. I got a notice in the mail that they switched my subscription to Good Hou... Read more

  • Getting Back On Track

    7/8/2017 7:22:52 PM, by TAMMYD45

    Okay, it is time I start to take my health seriously. Yes I may need a powerchair, but there is still things I can do. And who knows, I may be ab... Read more

  • Live Animal Cameras Help With Stress

    7/6/2017 1:34:40 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    Feeling stressed? I sure have been lately, so I thought I'd share a link that I've found helpful. http://explore.org/live-cams
    /player/b... Read more

  • hi, been awhile

    6/20/2017 7:12:36 PM, by CINDYJAN

    I was reading an didn't realize that I have been coming on this site since 2010, ahh. Well I have been coming an going from here but I have final... Read more

  • Making a Plan for Tricky Days of the Week

    6/15/2017 1:07:02 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    Are some days of the week harder for you to stick to a healthy plan than others? How do you cope? Thursdays are tricky for me. ... Read more

  • Again

    6/7/2017 4:23:21 PM, by KATIBUG49

    Not sure what happened to the blog I wrote yesterday, it was a good one, now I can't even remember it, LOL Read more

  • Unstuck, The Earth Laughs in Flowers

    5/25/2017 11:38:54 AM, by 4ROSEMARY

    I’m feeling better lately, and not so stuck. Thanks so much to the SparkFriends who reached out and offered support and suggestions. I appreciate... Read more

  • Today

    5/18/2017 3:22:00 PM, by KATIBUG49

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  • Monday

    5/15/2017 2:14:12 PM, by KATIBUG49

    Maybe if I keep saying this over & over, it will si... Read more

  • Feeling Stuck, Dealing with Emotions

    5/5/2017 3:28:13 PM, by 4ROSEMARY

    This won't be a happy, upbeat blog...so stop reading now if that's what you are looking for. I don't want to drag anyone down, ... Read more

  • Not Sure

    5/2/2017 2:04:48 PM, by KATIBUG49

    The title says it all, not sure why I can't get it together & make it happen. I start each day saying today will be the day, then it's over & I d... Read more

  • My health

    4/14/2017 2:16:57 PM, by RILEYHEARTS

    In the last 6 weeks I been diagnosed with mono, diverticulitis, and probable Lupus. My poor body. I don't think it can take anymore. I just want ... Read more

  • Thinking

    4/7/2017 9:44:22 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    Lots of thoughts this morning about doing too much (um, FT job, 2 at home PT businesses, getting a mobile home fixed up and moved into in the nex... Read more

  • It's a brand new day....and I'm on it!

    4/4/2017 10:17:55 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    A good night's sleep is like a miracle cure! :) Still pretty stiff and sore from my painting adventure all weekend, but I'm not dog tired a... Read more

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