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  • Quick Update

    5/12/2017 2:56:14 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Boot camp starts Monday! I'm trying a new medicine, lamictal, for my bipolar. So far so good! Sorry I haven't been blogging much. I'v... Read more

  • Whoa!

    4/26/2017 8:40:09 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I woke up today and I was back down to 391.4 :) OKAY, maybe it was just water weight. That means I only have 3 lbs to lose to be back to where I ... Read more

  • England 2017 Nan's birthday

    4/26/2017 8:06:31 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    The Man and I went to England to visit his Mum for her 90th birthday. She is a jewel! Her 94 year old sister joined us for much of the time and w... Read more

  • New starting weight

    4/25/2017 8:06:31 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    394.2 A gain of almost 6 lbs :/ all of the fast food and maybe the side effects of my medicine contributed to this gain. I think I need to j... Read more

  • I moved!

    4/24/2017 6:33:18 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The move is over! Now I'm unpacking everything. I have 3 weeks until the bootcamp starts, so I'm planning to focus on eating healthy, going to th... Read more

  • Low Carb and updated Fast Food Plan

    4/11/2017 8:18:45 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I took a diabetes education class with my friend, Cat! The dietitian there recommended that I try to get 10 servings of 15g carb, or about 150g p... Read more

  • Packing

    4/7/2017 7:07:13 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    My brother is coming out to help me pack for the move this weekend! For the past 2 days, I've been eating breakfast and sticking to my eati... Read more

  • Weigh-in

    4/5/2017 12:16:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I gained 1.2 lb this week :( I know why. My cravings and portions have been out of control -- from pizza last Wednesday to fast food ... Read more

  • Weight to Height Ratio Predictor for Insulin Resistance

    4/4/2017 10:17:08 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Hello, Sparklers! How have you all been? Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of months. My life has gone topsy turvy - again! Life h... Read more

  • :D

    4/3/2017 12:18:09 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Today I was feeling good so I went a little bit faster at the gym. I managed to beat my personal best on my mile of jogging intervals by more tha... Read more

  • Thoughts to consider

    4/2/2017 7:36:28 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    There's some mighty fine advice in these words. ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a man/woman... Read more

  • Weekly weigh in

    3/29/2017 1:41:19 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm down 2.2 lb this week :D!!! I wasn't perfect (far from it), but I made a lot of good, small decisions. Hopefully this trend conti... Read more

  • Gym day 2 and packing

    3/27/2017 1:39:33 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    A good start to the week! I made it to the gym this morning despite not wanting to go (I guess that's why it helps to have a gym buddy, right? Sh... Read more

  • Moving!

    3/25/2017 11:54:49 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm so happy!!!! I'm going to be moving from this apartment to another one with the same floor plan, in a different building. Why? Because th... Read more

  • First day at new gym

    3/23/2017 8:52:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting ... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment wi... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very stran... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible por... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because ... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fi... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating s... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to mak... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/11/2017 5:48:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it ... Read more

  • Mulch much? Yup.

    3/10/2017 3:08:34 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    We have an annual Pi(e) party on (you guessed it!) Pi day so we like to put on our best "face" for the party. Each year, we invite some new folks... Read more

  • Day 1 - Measurement Time

    3/10/2017 1:39:54 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now... Read more

  • I need support and Sparkfriends - I'm recommitting to my health

    3/10/2017 11:37:56 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi guys I'm back here on Sparkpeople again after some crazy life circumstances and I feel like I am ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle... Read more

  • Winter gardening

    2/5/2017 11:35:37 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    I am a gardener. That means that sometimes, I'm out when it is yucky out there. I bought some elephant garlic the other day and the seller kept s... Read more

  • I'm a Size 6!

    1/30/2017 11:01:10 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I put on a pair of old size 6 work pants this morning, and they fit perfectly! No tugging, pulling, or squeezing to get in, and I can sit down i... Read more

  • Cluckables

    1/22/2017 5:40:04 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    The Man dotes on "his girls" as he likes to call them. We (ha ha - HE) feeds them fresh produce from the garden and lots of fruit from the grocer... Read more

  • Recomposition: It's Working!

    1/22/2017 5:18:36 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today was my 30 day review at my gym with my new program. To Recap: Exercise: Monday: Peak High Intensity Interval Training (max HRM ... Read more

  • New Direction, and Staying the Course

    1/21/2017 11:04:05 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Every time I change my routine to do something that seems backwards to the way I used to do it, I have a few days of anxiety. "Am I really doing... Read more

  • What's love got to do with it?

    1/21/2017 11:02:29 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Apparently a lot. Lots more than I gave credit to. My husband is my rock, best friend, partner, cheerleader... I could go on and on. He is ... Read more

  • Eat More, Move More

    1/20/2017 10:54:06 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today wraps up my first week of my new eating plan. I haven't talked much about why I am changing my fitness and nutrition regime. Basicall... Read more

  • Progress, One Improvement at a Time

    1/19/2017 11:41:19 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    My calorie tracking programs are all freaking out over how many calories I am eating. I've reset them for 'maintenance' to quiet them, even thou... Read more

  • The Plan for the Next 3 Weeks

    1/18/2017 12:52:17 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    I didn't lose any weight in December, but that was to be expected. Between our cross country move, selling our house, settling into a new routin... Read more

  • How Do You Eat 1800-2000 Calories Per Day?

    1/17/2017 11:28:21 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I put together a tentative meal plan to try and push my calories up to 1800. I'm finding it quite challenging. Here's my plan for today's m... Read more

  • 1800 Calories Per Day

    1/17/2017 9:54:06 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    After the results of my RMR test, I'm in the surprising position of having to eat *more* calories in order to meet my goals. I followed the stan... Read more

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