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  • Sunday May 21

    5/21/2017 8:20:18 AM, by DEBORAHBACH

    Today is my 3 week mark. I have lost 10.5 since I have started my new life restructuring plan for a healthier me. I know it's been a challenge ou... Read more

  • May 9, 2017

    5/9/2017 7:09:21 AM, by DEBORAHBACH

    I love how much better I am feeling since exercising, and watching what I am eating. What a difference a week can make.... Read more

  • Feeling motivated

    5/7/2017 7:15:10 AM, by DEBORAHBACH

    Just checked out my BMI when I started it was 40.9 it's down to 39.8 . How great is that? So can't wait to go back to my Doctor on June 5, with t... Read more

  • May 7, 2017

    5/7/2017 6:47:35 AM, by DEBORAHBACH

    I am one week into my restart. I must say I am doing great. My husband says I am obsessed, with this, as I track everything that goes in my mout... Read more

  • Staying Positive

    5/4/2017 2:09:20 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have decided to stay positive during this journey. I have been eating right for three weeks now and have lost 6 pounds. But much more, I am g... Read more

  • New day a new start

    5/2/2017 9:30:30 PM, by DEBORAHBACH

    Well just an update on me as it's been some time since I have been on here. I have meet a great wonderful man, and got remarried. He is a truck d... Read more

  • New day a new start

    5/2/2017 9:29:24 PM, by DEBORAHBACH

    Well just an update on me as it's been some time since I have been on here. I have meet a great wonderful man, and got remarried. He is a truck d... Read more

  • Atrial fibrillation

    4/28/2017 9:24:23 AM, by DIAMORROW1

    I have atrial fibrillation and am wondering how many other folks here have this. Looking for support and to share ideas. Would love to hear how... Read more

  • AGAIN!

    4/27/2017 10:58:20 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    This blog echoes a lot of blogs I read on here. Lost and gained, lost and gained. That's what happened to me of course. I look back and think ... Read more

  • The reality....The Time frame

    3/19/2017 8:19:52 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    The reality of the amount of time it will take me to lose this weight, I won't lie, is at times, overwhelming. I know the end will be worth it,... Read more

  • My perception of myself

    3/17/2017 8:37:45 AM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    I think it is pretty crazy, how I can still be "a fat girl", yet feel like I am the skinniest girl in the room. I am working out, I am eating on... Read more

  • Moving at a snails pace....

    3/15/2017 1:20:47 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    Like for real..... my body and my fat have some secret love affair going on, because the fat is just hanging on for deal life... its like a bad... Read more

  • 5 Things I've Done Well & Not so Well

    2/22/2017 7:05:57 AM, by KERANCE

    5 things I've done well: I haven't caught the lift at uni for over 2 weeks. I've started a 30-day challenge, which is planks... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victories 1 month in

    2/16/2017 11:39:28 AM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    Was reading this article here on Sparkpeople: Read more

  • Things to remember when I want to give up

    2/8/2017 8:01:11 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    A letter to myself: Dear me, You’ve been on thi... Read more

  • 52 Hike Challenge

    2/6/2017 5:19:57 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    www.52hikechallenge.com/ From 52hi... Read more

  • Maintainers: What's your secret?

    2/3/2017 7:06:06 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    Starting over, again, in my quest for a healthier bod... Read more

  • Off to a Good Start

    11/18/2016 9:43:35 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I finally sucked it in and put my weight ticker back to my current weight. I walked 10 minutes on my treadmill this morning. My plan is to walk... Read more

  • How Do They Do It!

    11/17/2016 11:26:12 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    This is a really hard blog to write. I have avoided writing anything for a long time because I am once again starting over. After I stopped goi... Read more

  • Sigh of relief...

    6/26/2016 1:56:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    In the middle of the night last night my roommate demanded yet again to be taken to the hospital, so the ambulance came for her. I can't fully r... Read more

  • Okay, well...

    6/25/2016 1:43:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My Medicaid is still stalling, but it occurs to me there may be an up-side. The social worker here is looking for housing possibilities for me. T... Read more

  • Roadblocked

    6/19/2016 4:12:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My physical therapy is on hold again. Last time it was for a week due to a problem with my Medicaid. Nobody's telling me what's going on despite ... Read more

  • Oh, phooey...

    6/17/2016 4:26:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (Side note: thanks to my social worker Eric for helping me with this IPad!) Now the "phooey" part: I just found out that my favorite show,... Read more

  • I haven't died

    6/17/2016 1:19:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I haven't had access to a computer since February. I was hospitalized the first week in April for cellulitis in my right leg. I was there for fiv... Read more

  • Week #1 of No Dieting

    6/7/2016 2:31:23 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have completed Week #1 of No Dieting. It is a wonderful feeling of freedom. Oh yes, there are times I have fretted and think "I'll never lose... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    5/26/2016 4:57:09 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have a whole new plan. No more diets!!! I am taking some positive steps, yes, they are baby steps, but in the right direction. I simply can'... Read more

  • Diets Really Don't Work

    4/20/2016 5:04:47 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    When will I learn that valuable lesson. I lost 58 pounds with Jenny Craig but the moment I went back to eating real food I gained a lot of it ba... Read more

  • Turning page 4

    4/1/2016 12:51:01 PM, by PATTYSPENCER

    April 1 - wow - where did the month of March go!? Really nothing new - continued to go to the gym 3-4 days a week. I have quite using the b... Read more

  • Leader of the Pack

    3/15/2016 10:52:53 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I am a Leader of the exercise group. As I have mentioned before, I came up with the idea of doing a Walking DVD during our break. Our departmen... Read more

  • Help in Getting Back on Track

    3/8/2016 1:48:43 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have been reading a lot of motivational stories lately on Sparkpeople in order to help me get back on track. I seem to be in a good place righ... Read more

  • Turning page 3 - March

    3/3/2016 10:46:15 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    Been a while since I last wrote - didn't want to set myself up for a set back ya know? - too much of myself is......well TOO much lol Consis... Read more

  • Confession Time

    3/1/2016 4:27:00 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I am going to own up to it--yes, I have gained 31 pounds back. But I am not going to beat myself up about it because what's done is done. W... Read more

  • How many carbs?

    2/23/2016 8:40:19 PM, by SINCEKINDER

    I have been placed on medicine for diabetes but I am so frustrated. I have no clue how many carbs/meal or carbs/snack a woman should have. I am... Read more

  • Reflections on a Birthday

    2/19/2016 10:50:52 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Last Saturday was my 68th birthday. I had reflected several days before about where the years went and how fast time flew by. I thought about T... Read more

  • The Feel Good Jar

    2/18/2016 7:40:01 PM, by CATTI53

    Prior to the New Year I read somewhere about starting a "What made me feel good today" jar. The idea is to write it down, place the paper in th... Read more

  • Working my way back....slowly

    2/17/2016 7:15:44 PM, by CATTI53

    Not sure what happened in the last year (actually the past few years) that put me on this downward spiral. I can think of a few possible things... Read more

  • Quickly...

    2/17/2016 3:18:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Just a quick update. I move to my friend's place Friday morning. Monday I meet with a legal services office for the disabled in Santa Rosa who ma... Read more

  • Finally some good news

    2/14/2016 5:44:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Okay, lots to report. I have to leave the shelter on Friday morning since I've been there for six months. A friend is allowing me to stay with hi... Read more

  • My day

    2/10/2016 11:45:45 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Had a good day today. Look at my Goodwill finds!!! ... Read more

  • Turning pages - week 2

    2/10/2016 10:07:21 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    Interesting - I'm only in week 2 and I'm beginning to think about things different - more on a subconscious level maybe? 1) After the gym la... Read more

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