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  • 237.8. Down 62.2

    4/29/2016 12:57:03 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I will soon be at the weight of 228 that I had reached years ago with Paul McKenna program. I suggest that if you are considering gastric surgery to give that a try first. I am eating basically what I did on his program which at the time shocked me because I was NOT hungry. It tealized later that... Read more

  • Still going down.

    4/29/2016 12:26:35 PM, by ALLRONIX

    Down more weight. That is good. But worried about other stuff. The company I work for is not doing well and trying to gloss it over. I also got hit with a written infraction at work over a 2 month old call that no one mentioned prior. So spent my weekend updating my resume just in case they start in... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/29/2016 8:23:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close soon. another month is almost done,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying a much needed day off from running errands. i am continuing with my spring cleaning efforts. that is something which i need to get done so i can have even mo... Read more

  • Learning tricks and tips and useful tools

    4/28/2016 6:57:16 PM, by OMMAMA7

    I've learned a couple things today! First, I think I've come up with the greatest morning routine to fit my needs. Don't ask me why it took so freaking long... 20 I started with a small protein shake, some reduced sugar vanilla almond milk and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Then I pu... Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/28/2016 1:42:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Yes, No, and Maybe

    4/28/2016 12:46:39 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, lately, I've been doing "No bread", "No meat", "No processed sugar", etc. In exchange, I've been substituting more vegetables. What I'm finding is that, for me, it just isn't 100% possible. I can reach the 95% range, but I can't do 100%. One of the main things holding me back is stress. The No m... Read more

  • Here I Am

    4/27/2016 10:35:24 PM, by OMMAMA7

    Almost a year later and my last blog feels like it was yesterday. I remember that day. But what do I remember from it? Not the overeating, but enjoying my son, nephew, and husband and golfing, making food and treats for my family. hmm... Anyway, here I am. I'm not going to go in depth with my f... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/27/2016 4:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny day here today. i just found that my parents will be moving in the next few months, closer to the biggest city in the province of canada where i live,ontario. that means i need to get to their place and go through what i still have there as soon as i can. i am also going through st... Read more

  • Tracking weight

    4/27/2016 1:26:57 PM, by **BECKY**

    Do you track your weight daily? Weekly? Monthly? When it fluctuates do you change your ticker? I was tracking it daily, but I've decided to go to every other day. When I weighed in this AM, I noticed I was up 1.5 lbs (probably attributed to the time of the month/decreased activity the past two ... Read more

  • a cooler day

    4/26/2016 6:32:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off raining here and cool. now the sun is shining brightly and it is still cool outside. that is okay with me and my daughter. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i get to hear quite a few different birds chirping outside these days, including robins and cardinals. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • A non scale victory!!

    4/26/2016 5:31:46 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Yesterday, I put on a size 26 shorts because it was getting hot. I hate tight jeans or shorts. They were so huge they kept falling even with them being tied as tight as I could get it. I started to look for some smaller ones. I had 3 pair of size 20s on a shelf in my closet, but the last time ... Read more

  • Coffee Cake and "Donuts"

    4/26/2016 11:47:37 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm finding a lot of processed foods sneaking back into my diet. One of them was donuts. I took a bite and realized immediately that the donut was more sugar than donut. I wouldn't have even called it a donut. But, it set off a chain reaction that ended up with three more donuts. Ugh. Afterwards, I ... Read more

  • STAY STRONG

    4/26/2016 9:43:10 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    My message for the week is just to continue to STAY STRONG! Adversity comes in many forms. Lots of work goes in to sabotaging your best efforts. Some come form society and some of it comes from yourself. Just continue on. STAY STRONG! I have not been blogging for a couple of weeks. My hubs has be... Read more

  • Chocolate Cake

    4/26/2016 9:20:58 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    The other night I went to Food Lion on my way home from work to get some frozen fruit for my water. I picked up some frozen strawberries, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. I saw some chocolate muffins and wanted one but they are only sold in a 4 pack. So I went over to the bakery to look and se... Read more

  • 60.8 gone for good!!

    4/25/2016 3:07:58 PM, by MELSMIMI

    My friend forstlittle taught me the gone for good" GFG. She said that your subconscious will help you FIND things you LOSE. When you say you lost 3 lbs well it will try to help you find them. I had learned a long time ago in a behavorial stop smoking class to phrase things in the positive becaus... Read more

  • a rainy day

    4/25/2016 11:58:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also a cooler day here today. that is okay with me. i feel that i did well on the job interview today. i will relax for the rest of the day. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • a new day

    4/24/2016 11:03:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning for a steady job! woo hoo! so today i am taking it easy and making sure i have what i want to wear,bring ready. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Struggling with:

    4/23/2016 6:40:31 PM, by ALLRONIX

    The good news? Down 25 pounds. But the victory is feeling a little hollow with no one to share with. 1. Sore today. May have overdone it the last few days with exercise. (including gardening). 2. I really need some offline support and accountability. Spark is nice and all, but it's no sub... Read more

  • WOWZA!! .8 away from 60 lbs gone for good!

    4/22/2016 10:43:39 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I look back and I was 240 back in 2009 just about this same time using the Paul Mckenna program. I remember how LIGHT i felt. I can not begin to tell you how this surgery is changing my life. My problem is portion control. If it is there I eat it. I did not and do not care for sweets. I told my... Read more

  • I Can Do Better

    4/22/2016 8:01:57 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    So yesterday I woke a lovely blog with the app than it wasn't there. It was basically about how I moved to a new apartment with my boyfriend and how I am adjusting. I cannot wait to get back to normal schedule. I'd love to get back to five times a week with working out. Something I have really strug... Read more

  • Pancakes are delicious

    4/22/2016 12:08:23 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, I ate pancakes this morning. Broke two of my cardinal rules, and one additional "rule." One, I consider it a bread. Two, which is actually the reason why One exists, it contains added processed sugar. The third one was that I ate... a lot. 6 pancakes. Now, for once, I have a valid excuse. I h... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/22/2016 9:12:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day again here today. then it will be cooler and more sunny over the weekend, with a chance of rain on sunday. that is fine with me and my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • More Added

    4/22/2016 9:03:07 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I have two main goals for this year. One is to pay off my credit cards, pay mom back for the stuff from the move and get a car. Two of the three goals got done. Paying off my credit cards and paying mom back have been done. Next goal is to get a car. I want a car by the end of August. Mom put ... Read more

  • QuickFire Challenge

    4/21/2016 7:38:57 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey everyone, I have not written in awhile, I am still on this journey, slow and steady! I used to do Quicfire Challenge everyday then they stopped posting! Katlish who has taken up the reins so to speak!! 9 224 So please go check it out!! They are doable exercises, that do not take... Read more

  • Yes!! It is all going to be fixed

    4/21/2016 2:48:33 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I am so thankful that between the two claims all the damage to the house and fence is going to be fixed. I am so sad for the people in Houston. They are under like 5 or 6 feet of water in places that don't normally flood. Pictures of a street where the cars are UNDER the water was a shocker. ... Read more

  • Kiddy Conundrum

    4/20/2016 11:03:03 AM, by IMASILLYMOMMA3

    So... I have an issue that I'm concerned about regarding how to eat properly. We have my guys sons over every other weekend. They are accustomed to eating out a few times a week with their grandmother, and at home they eat mostly TV dinners and junk (pop tarts, slim jims, cookies, candy, proce... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/20/2016 9:39:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Foodstuff.

    4/20/2016 8:25:11 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, like I said, I've been trying to eliminate bread. That was pretty easy. Now, I'm trying to eliminate a lot of the animal products that have a lot of fat, such as dairy, as well as most oils in general. Boom. First day, and I have pizza for dinner: Meat, cheese, oil, bread, and abnormally high... Read more

  • more stress

    4/19/2016 5:30:16 PM, by PEGGY11

    Got home from TOPS. last night, had supper, gave hubby his medications then noticed he was running a slight fever. I decided if it was worse in the morning I would take him to ER. When I checked two hours later his temp. was normal, so I went to bed. I could feel my heart pounding like crazy so g... Read more

  • The begginning of the end

    4/19/2016 3:08:21 PM, by MELSMIMI

    The end of my nightmare called the mother of all hailstorms. Yea!! The second adjuster was here yesterday and made a settlement for the damage. Of course since it was a second event, there is a second deductible. Oh well that's life. Having worked for an insurance company for 24 years I understan... Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/19/2016 9:41:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day where my allergies are flaring up a bit this morning. the other day, they really flared up. at the moment, they are not flaring up too much. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • New Commitment

    4/18/2016 9:36:30 AM, by IMASILLYMOMMA3

    Last week I spent the whole week watching my food intake and trying to find what works for me. Of course the weekend came, and we had my future step-sons all weekend. They are accustomed to eating out (Wendy's, BK, McDonald's or DQ) for lunch whenever we have them with us because we are on the road ... Read more

  • Emotional Hunger vs Physical Hunger

    4/18/2016 9:04:47 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I found this graphic to be so helpful in identifying which is which. I've personally found that if you stay full of healthy foods on a regular schedule and avoid sweets and processed junk, you can waylay much physical hunger. Once you have physical hunger under control, it is much easier to tackl... Read more

  • it is a sunny day

    4/18/2016 9:00:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also very mild here,too! woo hoo! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyoen!... Read more

  • How do I stop the Midnight Snack Attacks? HELP!

    4/17/2016 7:12:07 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    After successfully losing over 40 pounds, I reached a plateau and instead of continuing to maintain my loss, after 10 months "stuck," I have gained back 5 pounds ! Ironically I go all day eating right, and still exercising the way I have done for almost 2 years successfully. But I have been ha... Read more

  • Starting Over

    4/16/2016 11:32:51 AM, by RANGERAMPS

    I've been here before but 'life' got in the way. Now almost 40, two kids and a husband and both parents gone (I'm an only child) and small (BP) health issues, I've got to lose weight for myself and my family's sake. I've started walking more but really need to figure out eating better. I know 'how' ... Read more

  • Weight Loss after Gastric Sleeve 1/29/16

    4/15/2016 3:47:26 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I am losing an avg 4.3 pounds a week and that is exciting for me. I was losing like this using the Paul Mckeena program and hypnosis CD about 5 or so years ago UNTIL a friend of mine told me 800 calories a day was unhealthy. After non stop listening to her I started FORCING myself to eat the 1500... Read more

  • it is a sunny day

    4/15/2016 8:53:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild,sunny spring day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Bread

    4/14/2016 1:17:08 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've officially given up bread. A) I gave it up for Lent, and now I find that there's no real flavor to most store bought bread. B) It bothers my stomach and makes me bloat. I had it for breakfast, and it had no appeal. It used to be a staple, now I don't even want it. What a turnaround. Other ... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    4/13/2016 9:33:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outside and enjoy! the rest of the week here will be sunny and not too cold. my daughter is sooo excited! she loves to be outdoors. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Wylie's hailstorms

    4/12/2016 9:58:36 PM, by MELSMIMI

    So 2 weeks ago we had a hailstorm with fifty cent size hail. Did a lot of damage. Travelers claim adjustor came out Sunday and settled the claim for roof and fence, Blah blah...MONDAY yes MONDAY (yesterday) just one day later we get hit with the mother of all hailstorms golfball, baseball and ... Read more

  • Gods free gift to me

    4/12/2016 12:09:02 PM, by KARMEXO

    I was feeling down yesterday. I was looking over my life and just kept asking myself what have I ever done for God. Nothing is all I could answer. I could only thing of the bad things I have done in my life. The sinful things. Just as I was about to give up and decide that I couldn't follow a c... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/12/2016 10:47:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and cooler day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/11/2016 10:42:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get back on track in every way for me. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i'm back at school and i am actively looking for work. i plan on going back to college either this september or next january. it is becoming very challenging to keep a steady job these days. i am find... Read more

  • its saturday

    4/9/2016 2:00:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful and cool sunny day here today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter and i are taking it easy today. we both enjoyed seeing the movie zootopia yesterday. it was well worth it to go. i'd gladly go again with my daughter to see another movie,anytime. i really enjoy spending time wi... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/8/2016 8:57:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mixed weather day here today. it is lightly snowing now and cool. the snow is supposed to let up this morning. my daughter is prepared and so am i. when she was born eleven years ago at the end of march, it was a mix of rain and snow outside. my daughter and i will be heading to see the movie zoot... Read more

  • New Goals.

    4/8/2016 12:46:03 AM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    So, I just remembered a major goal I had: graduate with my degree in Dietetics at my goal weight. I will be graduating a year from now, so I have a year to get to my goal weight. I also wanted to get a personal trainer certificate, but firstly I wanted to get to my goal weight. My current weight is ... Read more

  • Better Choices

    4/7/2016 6:12:15 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Lately, I've decided to reboot my self. Instead of just "trying to work out more and eating better", I have changed my mindset to " I can do better", "Even a little makes a difference", etc. A big part of that is accepting the whole ten minutes thing. Ten minutes a day for exercise, regardless of th... Read more

  • Feeling proud and blessed

    4/6/2016 8:00:48 PM, by ANGELFMABV

    Today is day 3 and I am feeling good about my progress so far. My only concern is to get in my water daily. The rest will follow when I am directed to move forward. I thank our good Lord for guiding me and delivering what he knows I need. I am leaving it all in his hands and trust in him co... Read more

  • a nice day

    4/6/2016 8:47:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is going to snow a bit here this morning. then it will rain later in the afternoon into the evening. i am prepared and so is my daughter. on friday, we will be going to see a movie. the movie is still to be decided on by the both of us. it has been a really long time since either one of us has be... Read more

  • What should I call today's blog ?

    4/5/2016 7:47:12 PM, by TATHY49

    Well ,it has been awhile since I did my last blog , and today I decided it was time I start blogging again , I think is way overdue for me to write something about how things are going with my health and exercises and the rest of my day and weeks ... So, here goes nothing , after weeks and weeks ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/5/2016 12:18:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and cool day here. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Starting over yet again with the Lord's help

    4/5/2016 8:29:41 AM, by ANGELFMABV

    Here I am again trying to get back on track. I do hope with the Lord's help that I will be able to continue my path to Health and Wellness knowing that the good Lord and my friends will be here to help me through. So onward and upward to a better me! Resting in God's !... Read more

  • Why?

    4/4/2016 1:11:39 PM, by LORIEGIRL213

    Why? Why have I gained the weight, yet again? Why? Why must I see my family's looks when I see them again? Why? Why must I endure the whispers behind my back? Why? Why can't I keep my weight under control? Why?... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/4/2016 8:15:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    it snowed here yesterday for most of the day. it is just lightly snowing now. my daughter was all set to go to school this morning. she had a great birthday and says thanks for all the birthday wishes. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a marvelous day,everyone!... Read more

  • Monster

    4/2/2016 6:36:42 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Last night the tenants in the apartment neighboring mine decided to have a huge party. It was very loud and even campus police couldn't do anything about it. It kept me up until almost 3 AM and made me furious. This was only impacted when I took the trash out early today and noticed both the inside ... Read more

  • Waving goodbye

    4/2/2016 4:08:59 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I am waving goodbye to 250. My all time nemesis. I usually stopped right around now and would get lazy and lackadaisical about logging food, exercising and blogging. Do I need to tell you what would happen...I didn't think so. Well this time it is for good! I am at 247.6 down 52.4 lbs and I wo... Read more

  • a new month

    4/1/2016 10:20:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has started. let's see what it brings! my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more