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  • 8 19 2017 Weigh In (#4)

    8/19/2017 11:40:59 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Started weighing in daily starting on Monday and it's been helping me stay more accountable. That, entering my foods and drinking more water have all helped me achieve this week's loss. This week I'll be adding fruit and/or vegetables daily and more proteins. 8/19/2017 Weigh in is 250.4 ... Read more

  • Whew...

    8/17/2017 10:34:12 AM, by BABSAWRITER

    I decided to do a different bike ride this morning. I started at the point where I normally turn around on the rail trail and started the next stretch. Whew--it's all uphill--getting to the crest of the mountain. I managed 1.5 miles and then had to turn around but I did those 1.5 miles without stopp... Read more

  • Breakfast

    8/16/2017 4:05:02 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So today I added raisens to my oatmeal. So good!!... Read more

  • Starting Over--yet again

    8/16/2017 3:14:50 PM, by BABSAWRITER

    Just so everyone knows, this is a lot of stuff, but it's not complaining. I just need to get all of this out somewhere! So today I went to the doctor for a follow up from being put on some anti-anxiety medicine (which I've found is horrible for me as it knocks me out for a whole day). I've had ... Read more

  • Apple Cider Diet Start.

    8/15/2017 3:27:37 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I have been on the Alli diet plan and diet pills for ten months non-stop since November of 2016. Ten full months three pills daily without even one skipped week. Now I am adding the Apple Cider diet to it. You drink 2 table spoons of unpasteurized Cider twice daily before meals and research says you... Read more

  • wfpbno work day

    8/14/2017 3:04:18 PM, by PARASELENIC

    The work days are easy to do wfpbno-- because I prep and pack everything. Nighttime-- that's the time when I fail into process vegan sh*t. Here's my salad for lunch: It's 1/2 lb of strawberries, 1/2 bag of spinach, greens from my garden (arugula, butter, red leaf and some other ... Read more

  • 8 12 2017 Weigh In (#3) - IM...again? and new a Shout Out!

    8/12/2017 2:45:49 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Actually I'm intermittently fasting now (6 to 12 hours or more with not eating) but want to start doing it with less processed foods. I've also thought about Atkins but only for induction as the videos out there seem very encouraging and sometimes what you need is a quick win to keep you engaged an... Read more

  • Scales & Trust

    8/10/2017 12:53:32 PM, by -SHOREIDO-

    I left this comment on a recent post on the use of scales by Melissa Rudy staff writer @ SparkPeople. This was a great article by Melissa! My favorite comment option was "scales are like opinions" they all differ" Truth be told as per my Aunt (Registered Nurse for many a year ). The scale can on... Read more

  • wrong focus. misconceptions about wfpbno, veganism.

    8/10/2017 12:25:26 PM, by PARASELENIC

    Redone nutrition labels-- now to make calories larger and bold, doing away with A and C, adding potassium, and "added sugar". www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-201
    6-05-27/pdf/2016-11867.pdf ____________________________
    _________ EDITED FOR THIS: I realize what I linked above is heavy duty... Read more

  • Summer of '17

    8/9/2017 4:28:53 PM, by KELSIESMOM42

    I keep trying and failing to get this whole exercise thing going. I am the kind of person that can stick to a schedule and complete things but once that schedule gets thrown off, it takes forever to get back on the schedule. That happened over the course of the winter when I tried to walk outside.... Read more

  • Oatmeal

    8/8/2017 3:39:27 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I started having oatmeal for breakfast at work. They use a 4 oz spoon to serve it with. How many cups is that?? I use one spoon and a bit more.... Read more

  • Ice cream

    8/8/2017 3:37:53 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    This is 4 small scoops of two different ice cream flavors using a 1 oz scooper.. how many servings is this?? 1/2 cup??... Read more

  • Bundle of Nerves

    8/8/2017 8:28:28 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    This is going to be a hard week for me. Or at least these next two days. I am scheduled for my first ever colonoscopy tomorrow and I am nervous. I start the prep today and I am not sure how I am going to handle it as I can't eat anything except clear liquids. I dislike just about everything that... Read more

  • weight

    8/7/2017 11:28:37 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I weighed myself today for no reason and guess what.. I am 245! 5 pounds away from 240. =)... Read more

  • Dinner.

    8/5/2017 8:31:22 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    This is the norm for dinner. Two hungryman dinners and a can of root beer. It's there so I eat it. I buy it bc I love the carbs. Ugh... Read more

  • Made my own sundae

    8/5/2017 5:55:00 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So I wanted to make my own sundae. I bought chocolate syrup and resses pieces.... Read more

  • Hello again.

    8/4/2017 3:38:00 PM, by PARASELENIC

    Damnit, I was really hoping that I wasn't going to be one of those-- the kind that bobs up and down on sparks like they bob up and down on weight. My goal from now on is NOT to concentrate on food or eating or exercise or any of that sh*t with my blog. Instead, my goal is to check in and just ... Read more

  • Last nite dinner

    8/4/2017 12:13:05 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So I skipped the ice cream at work yesterday so when I was home for a while I was starving. So I ate not one but two boneless chicken hungryman dinners. Not good but what I'm focusing on is I ate dinner at 6:30 which just doesn't happen with me ever! A definite positive. And I had nothing else food ... Read more

  • Breakfast

    8/4/2017 12:06:35 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Usually at work I will have ham and cheese omelette, raisen toast with scrambled eggs, or Wheaties for breakfast. Yesterday and today I have had oatmeal.. rolled oats it has altogether 8 grams of fiber. Yesterday I put a banana and brown sugar in it. Today I used a banana, blueberries and brown suga... Read more

  • The "SPARK" of my life"

    8/2/2017 1:53:29 PM, by -SHOREIDO-

    It's August already? Haven't been too active here due to severe Vertigo (as you know). However, it did provide me with a large goal blog on "SparkGuys" page and I thought you would enjoy my "Spark/AutoBiography" that I shared on his page. I'm now on day (31) of what I call "beating the beast" an... Read more

  • 50 ways to grow your brain

    8/2/2017 12:05:40 AM, by JUNEPA

    I am behind on my blogs, I like to put in photos, they take time to edit and place, and so on. I like to use my blog as a journal to look back on what I have done. Blogs to come - our Feb 2017 barn collapse - my trip to New Zealand - our trip to Italy - our new barn - my cross-Cana... Read more

  • August

    8/1/2017 7:43:41 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So it is August. Where has the summer gone? My last doctors appointment I was 247.. I NEED to be at least 240 or under by my next appointment which is in 6 weeks. My eating is just really really bad. All I eat is carbs, pizza, spaghetti, mac n cheese, then you add all the pop I drink and it's no wo... Read more

  • Emotional Rollercoaster

    7/31/2017 11:02:42 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    I hate to call this a blog today since it's more of a rant. I apologize for it but I need to get this off my chest. Clear the air, so to speak. My other half decided to pull one of his arguments with me yesterday. Granted I probably deserved what was said to me but he never does it in a positiv... Read more

  • 90lbs gone

    7/29/2017 10:53:38 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Moving again next week for two yrs. I'm back to working out hard again.... Read more

  • 7 29 2017 Weigh In (#2) - Do you weigh daily?

    7/29/2017 10:55:33 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Apparently all the things we've been hearing about the pitfalls of daily weighing don't add up. Listening to "Cut the Fat Podcast" Dr. Ray spoke about a study that showed that people who weighed themselves daily lost more weight overall than those that weighed weekly. Even more than those that wei... Read more

  • Going on a cruise next year

    7/27/2017 9:20:53 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I just got back from a family road trip and now I need to start planning my next vacation, right? There's a single adult cruise planned for February from my church and it sounds like it'll be a lot of fun. I'm a little nervous about cruising and cleaner eating. Ever since I found out its... Read more

  • Lately

    7/27/2017 7:37:24 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Yesterday I started having extremely bad anxiety. Like the crippling, you feel like your going to die kind. Years ago when I was 19 and was working my first job I was paranoid and obsessed with dying, kept thinking I was going to have a heart attack; I worried about it 24/7, I couldn't focus, I was ... Read more

  • Portion Distortion

    7/26/2017 8:05:18 PM, by HALLOWEENJEN

    I once read, "You can't outrun your spoon." For me this is so true. I can do all kinds of cardio because I LOVE TO RIDE MY BIKE, but it is my measuring and tracking my food that gets me to lose weight. I just cook healthy meals for my whole family, that way it is the only option in my house. Plus, i... Read more

  • 2017: Operation Rekindle...The Last Beginning.

    7/25/2017 8:44:06 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    They say if you never quit you never fail. But if you succeed couldn't that energy be used for new adventures? July 22nd Weigh In 258.0 ... Read more

  • 3 kinds of people

    7/23/2017 11:28:45 AM, by BIKE4HEALTH

    “There are three kinds of people in this world: the wills, the won’ts, and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything. Do we honestly expect to reach our goal or do we already feel defeated? The “Won’ts” like to spread negativity... Read more

  • shopping in the closet today

    7/23/2017 9:23:57 AM, by APONI_KB

    I've hit the 12 pound mark. Typically women's clothes are 10 pounds a size. I've noticed that my work khakis are getting loose on me. They were a tad bit tight 12 pounds ago so I'm not sure if its time to size down or not. In the back of the closet are some that I still have from "on my way up" so I... Read more

  • So much more energy now

    7/22/2017 4:55:34 PM, by SSMITH762

    So March of 2016, I finally changed the way I eat and have lost 85 pounds. But it's not the smaller clothes and lower weight that's made the biggest difference in my life. It's my energy level. See, I spent the week with my family, all of whom are obese if they are adults. Now my siblings a... Read more