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  • Perspective: Why?

    7/31/2015 1:10:20 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    One day I woke up and was astonished to find that I had grown to 460 pounds and was using my family as helpers. I didn't do this on purpose. From my perspective, I was in a lot of pain from many chronic issues and needed to lie down to alleviate the pain. From their perspective, I was abusing the... Read more

  • Day 148

    7/30/2015 8:55:27 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I need to think of a new way to title my blog entries. Day 148 sounds like a prison sentence. I'm slowly losing now and mindful of not beating my self up about slower progress. But, I am still hard on myself in many ways and often second guessing myself. Things that are true in my life now: - h... Read more

  • popsicles

    7/29/2015 8:47:24 AM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    What’s more refreshing than lemonade on a hot summer day? These lemonade popsicles made with fresh lemons and honey. Total Time: 4 hrs. 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 4 servings, 1 pop each Preparation: 1½ cups water, divided use 3 Tbsp. raw honey ½ cu... Read more

  • Being Brave

    7/29/2015 8:08:16 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I can't tell you how many opportunities I've passed up because I've beaten myself down before I've even had a chance to go for the brass ring. In the past, instead of losing weight, I resigned myself to failure almost every time. I could not believe in myself or be brave enough to face the obst... Read more

  • Day 11 of Low Carb, Not What I Expected

    7/28/2015 4:42:41 PM, by ICANINSIGHT

    The first week I dropped 5 pounds really fast, then gained 3. I have now lost 1.5 pounds back as of today. I don't really know what to expect. The 3 lb. gain was really depressing. You see, I have a very slow metabolism due to Type 2 diabetes, hyperaldosteronism, heart problems, medica... Read more

  • Down 10...

    7/28/2015 11:50:17 AM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I know that most programs do not encourage people to weigh themselves daily, but for me, it helps to keep me on the straight & narrow. I am down a total of 10 lbs. as of today. Sorry to say...I had gained almost 12 lbs. more that what I started at 248 in Dec. 2011...I don't want to get all caught up... Read more

  • Replacing breakfast with nutribullet smoothies

    7/28/2015 3:25:35 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    To answer your questions, yes, I'm still using my nutribullet to make a yummy smoothie for breakfast, it replaces my usual breakfast and keeps me full until about 11 am. Must be all that fibre. I am finding it very easy to use. Not being paid by nutribullet to endorse them, and I think that is e... Read more

  • Buddy Up List at the Indy/Noblesville Rally

    7/27/2015 5:12:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Lucy Crazymama46 Fishers, IN Beth ~indygirl Fishers, IN Tina Hoosiergirlindy India
    napolis, IN Tom McCourtt Dayton, OH Brad Bradmill2922 Jefferso
    nville, IN Andrea Rachelle50 Indianap
    olis, IN Michelle McJoyful Indianapo
    lis, IN Geoff Gmccuen Indianapo... Read more

  • Monday, Monday...

    7/27/2015 12:11:38 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    Missed a few days of blogging but stayed on course...Sat. was a challenge...I drove to Columbus for a quick visit with my sister & my niece at a conference. I did not eat much of a breakfast because I was not sure what the lunch scene would be. I did drink a lot of water all day. We were given a box... Read more

  • Fastest 5k program week 3

    7/26/2015 9:06:34 AM, by WINACHST

    244 I am starting week 3 today! Sometimes I get discouraged on my journey of healthier habits but remind myself that I can stick with a few things if I put my mind to it. This is my third time repeating this program. I am one of those people that need a voice telling me what to do in my workouts and... Read more

  • Mushroom Muffins!

    7/26/2015 8:39:20 AM, by WINACHST

    The other day I had some over-ripe bananas and the featured recipe on Fork Over Knives facebook page was Chef AJ's Just Bananas Muffins www.forksoverknives.com/recipe
    s/just-bananas-muffins/ So I made a batch of muffins, then went next door to my daughter's house and my 5 year old gra... Read more

  • Getting Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired AGAIN!!!

    7/24/2015 5:54:02 PM, by WVAWACKADOO

    I just finished reading my last blog...almost 3 months ago...back in April...I have no solid excuses...I am just here to say that I am back...I had FOURTEEN mos. to lose some serious weight before my daughter, Jan-Marie got married. It did not happen. I had nearly 8 months before my dear husband, He... Read more

  • 60 days and going for 90 days

    7/24/2015 10:36:14 AM, by GRAMMIEOFTWO

    I made myself a personal promise. I would watch what I eat and exercise daily for the next 90 days. Today is my 60th day and I feel great. I did have a couple of days that I cheated but then I got right back to my healthy eating. I have lost about 20 pounds in 60 days. My waistline is much sma... Read more

  • Real Food

    7/23/2015 8:41:09 AM, by WINACHST

    I watched an episode of an old show "Good Neighbors" and it was about this couple who decided to become self-sufficient. They quit their jobs and attempt to barter for things they need and the bulk of their income comes from selling the produce they grow. On this particular episode, the "hired... Read more

  • More on the nutribullet...

    7/23/2015 4:11:25 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Yes you get all the fibre, and it is quick and not nearly as noisy as I thought it might be. I find it easy to use and super easy to rinse out I like that it takes up very little room on my precious bench space. Yes you need to be sure not to have too much fruit or it would be high calorie, but... Read more

  • Going for a healthy BMI

    7/22/2015 10:22:59 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    Right now I am classified obese with a BMI of 30. I've had good reports of low carb diets, so now that I can eat that way since my kidneys are functioning normally, I am going for it! Low carb is not the diet "du jour", it seems everyone is on the Paleo or Gluten free. Low carb is still... Read more

  • More Tales from The Freezer

    7/21/2015 8:29:34 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I can hear you now. "what is it with this woman and her freezer - is she obsessed"? Well, no but it does seem to be the theme of the week. Out I went Monday afternoon to my fully stocked [ mostly with home made meals and soups as previously discussed] freezer, to get today's lunch time soup... Read more

  • I bought a Nutribullet

    7/21/2015 7:17:47 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    My old stick blender was getting worn out and I bought a food processor to replace it. But, truth is, it had too many bits and pieces. It isn't enjoyable to use it. So last weekend I treated us to a Nutribullet. So I,ve been having smoothies for breakfast. I love eating a heap of veggies first t... Read more

  • You have to learn... not just a diet

    7/20/2015 5:01:35 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    You have to learn to believe in yourself... You have to learn to love yourself... You have to learn to embrace the journey... ... Read more

  • Low Carb

    7/20/2015 10:46:51 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    Have you been on a low carb diet? What are your experiences? I am following a book called Metabolism Miracle. The meats and veggies are "free" foods. Then you can also have 5 carbs from another list twice a day at 5 hour intervals. I am on day 5. So far, I lost 2.5 pounds. I have not ... Read more

  • HERE IT IS !!!

    7/20/2015 6:10:26 AM, by SMIDGON

    Well, this is Monday ! Ready or not. Each week brings it own set of events and goals to meet. I thought it would be the usual start of the week. Yesterday started off with Church. After, I came home and fed my fut-baby, Lexie. Then hubby finished his chores as head usher. ... Read more

  • A Few Symbols of Summer

    7/19/2015 9:40:32 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    Flowers, butterflies, swimming, slowing down with the heat, early morning ceremony greeting the Sun, garden vegetables, gratitude for Light.... Read more

  • Pride comes before a fall an all that jazz

    7/19/2015 8:49:11 PM, by TIZSLIM

    So there I was the other night, posting pics of my freezer with the home made ready meals etc. Well today I got a portion of mushroom chilli out for this evening's dinner. Planned on having it with a taco shell, salad, and salsa [home made - natch], which is exactly what I really, really, really, f... Read more

  • I ran today

    7/19/2015 12:53:41 PM, by WINACHST

    I completed Running Mate Media Week 2 Day 1 workout which was a speed workout and consisted of 30 second sprints followed by a 2 minute jog. I managed to do the workout without a walk break but as I looked at my Garmin stats, it seems like I slowed way down on the 5th sprint. Funny, because I certai... Read more

  • July 19, 2015

    7/19/2015 12:17:29 PM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I refuse to gain weight. I am back to tracking every SINGLE thing and trying to exercise more. I am beating myself up for plateauing at 163. In the past I would have rejoice to lose 24 lbs. But, IT never is enough, is it? I feel like I have to be "perfect to lose weight." Perfect means doing... Read more

  • Still fighting the fight

    7/19/2015 11:37:30 AM, by ALASKABRED

    It's been some time since I was on here which is usually the case with me. When I am doing badly it is too hard to let everyone know about it. Last year I had all the intentions to train to do the Camino de Santiago hike again but I fell down some stairs and hurt my foot. I didn't break it but kin... Read more

  • One health marker in acceptable, but...

    7/19/2015 7:45:12 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, last night I finally figured out why my husband makes some of the choices he does, the brats and sausages from the gas station. He has low cholesterol level below 150 and I had told him that I read from either Dr. Furhman or Dr Esselstyn that if one's cholesterol level is below 150 they would... Read more

  • Teeth and Age

    7/18/2015 9:11:02 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I read a long time ago that if you dreamt of losing your teeth, you were dreaming about age. In a non-coincidence just before my 30th birthday I dreamt all my teeth fell out. Now I am older and definitely have teeth issues. In fact, I believe teeth are at the root (Ha, not ha) of my present predi... Read more

  • Discover YOUR Fit Lifestyle

    7/18/2015 6:42:18 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Well, at the hospital this whole week for internal bleeding in the colon. They put a clamp in on a blood vessel that had broken and I still lost a lot of blood. Still weak and cramping. Had to move my knee surgery to the end of next month to build back my blood and strength. Gained weight fr... Read more

  • The flu again

    7/18/2015 5:22:43 PM, by GRAMMIEOFTWO

    What a surprise, my last blog entry was when I had the flu also. I had the flu a little over 6 months ago and now I have it again. I have lost a total of 19 pounds in 2 months. I was swimming, walking and eating clean to lose the weight. Last Wed. I woke up and I was very sick. I know this wi... Read more

  • The BIG week-end !!!

    7/18/2015 4:16:36 PM, by SMIDGON

    It's been a whirlwind of events around here ! Some pleasurable and others not so; but, things that had to be done. Tomorrow one of my classes will be over. Then two weeks from Tuesday, another one over. The third one has another month to go. I start a different one on Sept. 01. hubby and... Read more

  • Don't panic madam, the Freezer is totally under control

    7/17/2015 10:34:47 AM, by TIZSLIM

    Remember the disgustingly healthy fridge? Well it's not quite so full now but still fairly healthy. And I did stick to the 'batch cooking' healthy soups and meals plan so now, the almost empty freezer looks like this; Totally organised and I know exactly what I ha... Read more

  • Been on Spark People for over 6 years now

    7/16/2015 9:17:19 AM, by WINACHST

    I was thinking today that I have been on Spark People with this ID for over for years; I had another ID in 2009 but lost the password to that one. That makes about 6 years using this wonderful resource. In the beginning, I was really enthused over anything and everything on this site. I was very ac... Read more

  • Is There Ever a Downside to Losing Weight and My Trip Back "Home"

    7/16/2015 7:29:47 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    It was my cousin's 80th birthday party so I decided to fly back to my hometown for the week-end. The rest of the family was headed to the lake where I would rejoin them later. We have a suburban, but after packing three adults, two toddlers, one baby, two dogs and all of the resultant paraphernal... Read more

  • 3 hour bike ride

    7/15/2015 8:38:49 AM, by WINACHST

    I bought a bicycle a couple months ago, it took me a while to purchase on because where I live my roads are gravel (very sandy) or a highway. Then I discovered the highway is part of a bicycle route and so non motorized vehicles are allowed. There is a nice wide shoulder so despite the traffic, it w... Read more

  • By Pema Chodron

    7/14/2015 6:11:43 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    "Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all things to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Let the hard things in life break you. Let them affect you. Let them change you. Let the hard moments infor... Read more

  • Foot Surgery

    7/14/2015 10:38:38 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I recently had surgery on my foot, June 3. They broke bones and put in pins. Before the surgery I was told that I would have to wear the "boot" for 6 weeks and take it easy for 4 more weeks after that. The doctor told me that I would not be able to wear shoes because of swelling for 3 months. Her... Read more

  • Race Results

    7/14/2015 10:28:21 AM, by WINACHST

    My race went well for me, my time was 33:26. I ran well until about mile 2 and then I looked at my watch. Ever since I started training at the gym that has an Army chart, I have had a dream of doing a sub20 minute mile and when I saw I was not going to make it on this run, I sort of had a "oh, what ... Read more

  • This month I am working an extra day

    7/14/2015 3:02:00 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    ...a week, 4 days instead of 3. It's a good time to be getting myself back on track, as when I am at work I do not snack. I am not in the kitchen. I am not bored, or distracted... Yet there is lots to do at home, I just have to rearrange my time a little and keep myself busy again. I noticed on Mo... Read more

  • how to eat

    7/13/2015 10:13:15 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    “The hypothesis is that if you eat small meals and snacks throughout the day, you never allow yourself to get overly hungry,” says Bachman. “We know that people tend to eat more when they are very hungry, so by avoiding this greater level of hunger, maybe people can limit overeating and theref... Read more

  • So, I had a bad day..............

    7/12/2015 8:16:31 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Quite a few actually. And it was all going so well, I was meeting my goals, eating well, doing the exercises I set myself etc then; SUDDENLY it was all not going well. I figured it was due to Wimbledon. I love watching tennis, particularly Wimbledon and so, it was taking up a lot of... Read more

  • Setting new goals

    7/10/2015 5:10:45 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    ...from the comfort of my bed. I've been thinking about how to tackle this task of getting rid of the new fat I have acquired. It should be easier than before as this stuff hasn't been sitting around for too long. And I know how to do it, so I have a method that I know works wonderfully well for me.... Read more

  • Tiny

    7/9/2015 10:02:49 PM, by TRESSWANN

    Another morning with things starting out badly. The train came in on a different track. I sit so I get right on an escalator. Different track. There is an elevator though, so I gimped over and there was a crowd including a young healthy woman with suitcases. The other people were larger than me,... Read more

  • Race Day on Saturday!

    7/9/2015 9:59:06 AM, by WINACHST

    244 This is going to be a race that has a slight incline until mile 2. I have been running up the hills near my home to prepare and included speed work. I am hoping for a decent time. ... Read more

  • I bought a Rickshaw

    7/8/2015 2:05:10 PM, by TERI-RIFIC

    That was my first thought when we got the new double jogging stroller put together in the living room. OMG it looks like a rickshaw! The Amazon reviews were right- this stroller is not going through any doors. I took it for a 4 mile trial run this morning and it worked great. It is VERY humid so ... Read more

  • We're having a polar blast

    7/8/2015 1:49:24 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    ...and the country is covered with snow. Too cold in my office to sit here long but thought I would check in to say howdy. Have started a fasting cycle again and planned to exercise today but in the event, just could not bring myself to swim. Maybe tomorrow. Just back from a short break to Aucklan... Read more

  • How To Adjust Car Mirrors

    7/6/2015 5:21:58 PM, by IMAVISION

    202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 Eliminate the blind spot! 104 God bless you with safe travel when you are behind the steering wheel or riding along as a passenger! 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 biggeekdad.com/2010/04/car-mir
    ror-ad... Read more

  • Letting Go of the Larger Sizes

    7/6/2015 5:51:02 AM, by SWDOTB2

    My desire to weigh less than 165.9 is fulfilled from my true self. My desire to weigh less than 165.9 has the power to manifest. Recently I found a little black velvet long sleeve dress, it cost me $1 at a garage sale. I brought it home and tried it on. It fits just right and it is a ... Read more

  • Food Deserts

    7/5/2015 8:31:20 AM, by WINACHST

    It is so hard to eat the things that are health supporting when the majority of the choices available at the moment are not. We went to a picnic to celebrate the fourth, it was a pot luck and fortunately there were some good choices available. A couple people brought a veggie platter and some lettuc... Read more

  • Inhale...take a moment

    7/4/2015 10:48:43 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    ::inhale:: take a second or a minute or an hour or a day close your eyes and release the breath you've been holding the one that says "you can't" -- ::exhale:: ... Read more

  • Two July 4th Gifts for You!

    7/4/2015 2:06:19 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 Happy July 4th, 2015! 232 283 God bless America! 283 195 God bless you & all those you love! 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 A short (3 minutes) & beautifully put clip - well worth the time ... Read more

  • What is the one thing...

    7/3/2015 10:07:43 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    Our bodies are amazing. They respond to everything little thing going on in our lives to heal and stay in balance and we must remember that it is our job to nurture and support our bodies the best that we possibly can in any given moment. We must remember to be patient, forgiving and kind to o... Read more

  • I think that pound found me again!

    7/3/2015 11:57:51 AM, by WINACHST

    That pound I lost is back! I had a stressful week. My daughter gave birth to a beautiful little girl then had some post pregnancy problems and ended up in the hospital for a few days. I ended up eating at restaurants, which is so hard to eat healthy when someone else prepares the food. No control. ... Read more

  • HAPPY FOURTH of JULY

    7/3/2015 8:30:30 AM, by SMIDGON

    I wish YOU and everyone a 'safe' and 'fun-filled' day ! Have fun, BUT, in view with all that's going on, BE ON YOUR GUARD ! GOD BLESS US ALL ! Hugs, Janet 232 283 195... Read more

  • Make a Salad Meal

    7/3/2015 1:42:58 AM, by IMAVISION

    550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 \o/ \o/ Praising & thanking our Creator, my Heavenly Father, for His most wonderful provision of fresh vegetables & fruits to make into all sorts of healthy food choices. \o/ \o/ 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 ... Read more