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  • Tuesday 12/1/2015

    12/1/2015 11:20:09 AM, by PURPLE0906

    It's been a while since I blogged. Pouring rain out and will be raining again tomorrow. Does not matter to me, been house bound for the past coup... Read more

  • Hospitals and strange bedfellows

    12/1/2015 2:18:19 AM, by TAISIAKAT

    Looks like there has been a medical issue with my gall bladder that we thought had gotten better back in the 90s. Anyway, last week at thi... Read more

  • Maintaining on a cruise ship is possible!

    11/29/2015 3:57:48 PM, by HAWTHER

    We got back from our cruise on Monday and I'm proud to say I didn't gain weight! I didn't plan to lose--I wanted to drink and enjoy some desserts... Read more

  • Winner -Not!!

    11/26/2015 6:43:23 PM, by _LINDA

    I have been scratching to win an Air Miles contest online for a month now without any luck, so when I logged in to play the daily contest this mo... Read more

  • Gratitude

    11/26/2015 4:57:10 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    It's here!! Have a very happy - and grateful - Thanksgiving Day! This year we are doing things a little differently in my family. Today I w... Read more

  • Different Holidays

    11/25/2015 11:35:34 PM, by SBECKER526

    We are beginning our holiday season with dinner in the restaurant we enjoy. The meal will be at 12:30 pm. We consider that we a... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/25/2015 6:46:45 PM, by _LINDA

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I am thankful for this website (Thank you Chris !!) and all the wonderful people who have crossed... Read more

  • Work Thanksgiving Buffet Lunch Today...

    11/24/2015 8:39:05 AM, by BETHUMZ

    What that means is everyone cooks something ridiculously fattening, brings it in and we put out a HUGE spread. I made a big salad with lots of co... Read more

  • Returning to Work, etc.

    11/23/2015 3:11:00 PM, by BKWERM

    I had a Return to Work meeting on Thursday with my boss, HR and my union rep. It was held at my office and I was feeling pretty anxious about it... Read more

  • Back To Smoking...

    11/22/2015 10:09:38 PM, by _LINDA

    ...Or might as well take it up!! After a month of glorious fresh air, being able to leave my bedroom door open, and hanging coats in the entranc... Read more

  • Quick Weight Loss clinic continued....

    11/22/2015 6:09:40 PM, by MIAMIRN

    Hi guys! Yes, Quick Weight Loss Center program is working! I have lost 4 lbs in three weeks. It's not much, but it's better than ... Read more

  • 11/21/2015

    11/21/2015 8:08:26 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Had Lilly the past couple of days. One night we had Grayson and Lilly. Been a while since I took care of an infant. He did well but wanted to be ... Read more

  • Torn To Pieces

    11/20/2015 10:38:46 PM, by _LINDA
    watch?v=e8A9J94UWI8 As I sit here nursing yet another failing body part back to health, I get ... Read more

  • The Emotional Warehousing of Fat

    11/20/2015 3:24:16 PM, by BETHUMZ

    Wow, this is a fascinating article for me because I was/am/fight with emotional eating. http://www.elephantjournal.c
    om/2013/10/the-emoti... Read more

  • Patience is a virtue

    11/19/2015 1:10:37 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Or so I keep telling myself. I have been working on tabling my frustration over insurance as I know there is no other way around this. I am wor... Read more

  • Knew This Would Happen

    11/17/2015 9:57:49 PM, by VEG954

    I have been struggling for so long with pain and loss of balance. Frustration got to me. Have been falling and/or losing my balance frequentl... Read more

  • It Can Be Done

    11/16/2015 10:58:43 PM, by _LINDA

    I recorded my lowest step count last week after my surgery. But my weight remained the same. No excuses. Less fitness = less calories = weig... Read more

  • Monday 11-16-2015

    11/16/2015 7:23:12 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Sorry I have not blogged in a while. For the past couple of weeks I have been fighting bronchitis and still have the cough. Lilly had it but is o... Read more

  • 6th Year Maintaining

    11/14/2015 5:58:28 PM, by _LINDA

    I first joined Sparkpeople May 13 2009, but long before that I was on the old weight rollercoaster of fun, starting in my 20's. Living with a chr... Read more

  • Update on My Health & Job

    11/13/2015 3:56:46 PM, by BKWERM

    So, the good news is that the cough hardly bothers me at all these days, usually just a little bit in the morning especially when I'm exercising.... Read more

  • Less is More!

    11/12/2015 3:15:13 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have less space and things. I now can find what I need. I am learning to toss out stuff if I want to replace something. Gifts are really spe... Read more

  • Sugar! Sugar! Sugar!

    11/12/2015 3:07:58 PM, by MIJAMAGS

    Super tough day today....I can not seem to control my sugar intake!! It also did not help that my coworkers have leftover sweets from a birthday... Read more

  • This is weird...

    11/12/2015 12:04:15 PM, by BETHUMZ

    I can't get warm. It's 72F outside and I'm freezing. No, I'm not sick. I'm just still cold from this morning. This is the oddest thing. ... Read more

  • My Reward

    11/11/2015 2:59:56 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I broke the 200 lb barrier today..(see the blog prior) and I was chatting with a friend who asked me what kind of reward I was giving myself. I ... Read more

  • Starting to Get back on track

    11/10/2015 7:09:48 PM, by ESHARA43

    Hi everyone, I am getting back on track this week by going for long walks so my legs wont be so sore during the night as I sleep. I went out o... Read more

  • Getting back into gear

    11/10/2015 4:34:10 PM, by ANGRITTER

    My year has been plagued with sickness, infections after surgery, now a social security review at the height of the holiday season just getting u... Read more

  • What? You're going to a weight loss clinic?

    11/8/2015 10:49:03 PM, by MIAMIRN

    I figure, because I'm getting some question about the weight loss clinic I'm in I would blog about it, The name of it is "Quick Weight Loss... Read more

  • Choices

    11/8/2015 8:14:47 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I was just looking at the pic on the front of my Spark page when I was at my book signing. Wow,. Just wow. Talk about a wake up call.! I'm v... Read more

  • Frustrated with Insurance

    11/5/2015 5:16:46 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    So I received a jumbled response to my email I sent in Tuesday after seeing that Bariatric surgery would be covered as of January 1, 2016. So I ... Read more

  • Suprising Development

    11/3/2015 11:46:19 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    So today I received an email newsletter from my insurance company. As of Jan 1 2016 they will now cover Bariatric Surgery. Woohoo now just wait... Read more

  • Tuesday 11-3-15

    11/3/2015 10:24:31 AM, by PURPLE0906

    From what I understand Pat's Grandmother has Diabetes and high blood pressure. Hopefully she can get them under control. Melissa picked up Lill... Read more

  • 3 more pounds down!

    11/3/2015 8:23:56 AM, by BETHUMZ

    Ha! 3 more pounds down in spite of myself! I say that because I've been feeling sorry for myself due to my RA diagnosis. I've been sticking to my... Read more

  • The Importance of Walking

    11/3/2015 3:00:10 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I thought this was very funny. I hope you all enjoy it! Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend ... Read more

  • Get one thing settled and another issue rears its ugly head

    11/2/2015 1:39:03 PM, by JANNY316

    Why is that when you get one issue taken care of, something else comes along and blows your mind? I am getting frustrated with myself and how I ... Read more

  • Halloween Photos

    11/1/2015 10:23:01 PM, by _LINDA

    My first thing to do on Halloween was go to the mall, where a lot of merchants generously hand out treats from 4:30-6:30 or until they run out of... Read more

  • The during stage

    11/1/2015 1:57:12 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying life so much more now that I am in my apartment. It helped me purge my material possessions and get my priorities straight. I am ... Read more

  • Sunday 11/1

    11/1/2015 7:11:31 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well last Thursday was not feeling well at all, basically I slept the whole day and night. Must of needed it, felt better on Friday. John was sel... Read more

  • Happy Halloween :)

    10/30/2015 9:58:50 AM, by BETHUMZ

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  • Incredible Flowers & Waterfowl Of London Parks

    10/30/2015 8:41:18 AM, by _LINDA

    It was such a treat seeing the incredible greenery, flowers and birds in Hyde Park and other parks in London. I loved seeing the incredible his... Read more

  • Trying not to let fading daylight fade my energy

    10/29/2015 9:31:24 PM, by HAWTHER

    I always have trouble this time of year. I don't get depressed, which I know is a major issue for many as the daylight hours fade, but I do start... Read more

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