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  • Back at it again

    10/31/2014 5:26:34 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    Well, I'm back in the saddle again. I've fallen off, but I'm picking myself back up and I'm going to try again. This time I'm going to attempt to follow the Mayo Clinic diet. I haven't really tried dieting very much. At least, I haven't followed conventional diets. I am playing around with recipes a... Read more

  • Do I still have a brain?

    10/31/2014 12:00:18 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm so fried right now, I think a zombie who tried to eat my brain would starve to death. Not only have we had all the usual month-end nuttiness at work, but ANOTHER member of my department has gone out on leave. Wednesday my boss chewed me out in an email because the coworker who deals with ou... Read more

  • my fantastic sparks news

    10/30/2014 2:35:34 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Great start of the day... all my lab's are great... my blood pressure is going down... Glad that I don't have to take 3rd medicine norvasc anymore...last week of weaning off catapres starts today.. starting tonight only half of pill for 7 days.. then off..woo hoo...I will be so glad to get off this... Read more

  • At the end of my rope.

    10/30/2014 12:10:24 PM, by FATCAT216

    For about a year now I have been caring for a parent after a stroke. I can't seem to find any support groups and feel like I am about to explode. I work from home so am on caregiving 24/7. The rest of my family at least is gone during the day and gets a break. I do go to work out 2x per week and ... Read more

  • *Trip to Health Food Store* oxox

    10/30/2014 8:35:59 AM, by BABECAVE

    Branstro and I took a Trip to a Health Foods Store... It was my very first time with going to a place like that... I found all kinds of things... from Chocolate Frozen Bananas... to the Healthy Old Fashion Oatmeal that you could ever come across... They had different kinds of Cereals... Organic Snac... Read more

  • Meditation Update Two

    10/29/2014 10:16:08 PM, by CHAPLAINTWAGNER

    I am sharing with you my blood pressure taken today prior to meditation... Then taken after Meditation... Woot!!! I could not focus toda... Read more

  • I'm back!

    10/29/2014 10:10:52 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, I was on the road for the last week... we won't talk about what I ate, as I had to be cooperative with what people wanted to feed me, right? I did WATP once... I was just in Hfx,.NS, and also Charlottetown & Summerside, PEI, and Moncton, NB... saw lots of old friends, it was a fantastic ... Read more

  • first tiny bike ride

    10/29/2014 7:03:02 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Had a nice ride with my daughter's I sure will be glad when I can buy my bike):+)"... Read more

  • ANOTHER NEW DAY

    10/29/2014 5:06:42 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    Not going to eat over today, but I do want to curl up into a ball and stay in bed all day. Sometimes the emotional pain is all consuming enough that I dont feel hungry for once. I think weekly therapy would help. Been resistant until now because I just figured life was life and I should be able to s... Read more

  • A couple comments ... then a bunch of nothing

    10/29/2014 2:36:05 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    I try to make sure I acknowledge comments on my posts by either a message on the person's page or something. Today I'm just commenting here. Bee - Red Lobster ... cheddar bay biscuits ... mmmmmmm. And yes, the calories on the deserts floored me and my wife even before we started watching what... Read more

  • *24 hours with-out... Complaining... oxox

    10/29/2014 1:14:56 PM, by BABECAVE

    I seen this and thought... that this would be a really Great Idea in my life.... to better my relationship with Boy-Friend & Family... I can get upset really easy... and I need to test my life out with this photo... and seeing if I can make my Relationships better... by going 24 hours with out compl... Read more

  • Coming clean about mental health - I've got a serious question to ask.

    10/29/2014 10:11:42 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hi, Well, I'd really like to know what in the heck is wrong with me. Yes, I know I have generalized anxiety disorder (actually I didn't until I heard my doctor tell a neurologist a few days ago) and I have severe clinical depression. Many of you have written and thanked me for openly talk... Read more

  • Good morning sparks family happy Wednesday

    10/29/2014 9:36:16 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Another day

    10/28/2014 3:19:20 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    Another day home ... another headache, but not like yesterday. I know by blood pressure and blood sugar are good ... checked both yesterday and today. Not sure why I've had so many headaches recently. May see the doctor if this keeps up. Of course the paranoid side of me doesn'... Read more

  • Good morning sparks family

    10/28/2014 9:28:50 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Amazing: Helena's Four Months

    10/28/2014 8:44:13 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Helena turned four months old yesterday. Sherry tried in the morning to get her four month picture. It proved to be a little difficult. We Skyped in the afternoon and Helena was wanting to go all over the place ~ a definite w... Read more

  • A NEW PROGRAM

    10/28/2014 2:40:44 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    i have no trigger foods now but years ago i use to,food is not my problem now,my problem is me.... Read more

  • Is it just me, or...

    10/27/2014 9:41:00 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm so crabby, I can't see straight. And I don't even know if I have a real reason or not. I'm on the Social Committee at work. We've been trying to organize a Halloween competition among the departments, with different themed costumes and area decoration. The winning department all gets a half... Read more

  • I really don't ...

    10/27/2014 4:06:22 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    I really don't have any intentions on posting something here every day. It just seems that for the past few days I have had tiny little epiphanies. I did make a new entry in my personal blog cowardly-lioness.blogspo
    t.com/2014/10/as-things-go
    .html#gpluscomments . It i... Read more

  • *Good Boss*... oxox

    10/27/2014 10:24:04 AM, by BABECAVE

    I liked this for some reason... ... Read more

  • 10.27.14 Week in Review

    10/27/2014 9:16:47 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. -Mark Twain My self-esteem kept getting shot at last week and it definitely showed. Misunderstandings, problems with a credit card, lost orders, etc. left me stressed and le... Read more

  • Sweet evening of truth

    10/26/2014 10:18:34 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Sometimes I am so stupid

    10/26/2014 6:12:07 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    No ... not another self bashing post. Amongst the many reasons I am trying to lose weight is a concern for my health. Every doctor I've seen for the past few years has asked, demanded or pleaded with me to drop some pounds. My endocrinologist is the most recent. I feel embarrassed wh... Read more

  • Sometimes a Slow Learner

    10/26/2014 2:54:37 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I went to a Episcopal Diocesan Convention yesterday with four others from my church. We had all gone before, so we knew some of the ins and outs. 1. We knew that we could skip the 1st day of the conference. This avoided the cost of hotel rooms. I don't seem to sleep well in them anyway. 2... Read more

  • thankful the Lord woke me up today

    10/26/2014 9:24:46 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Went on a beautiful morning walk getting ready for a beautiful day working in the office.. bringing my daughter's today so they can start getting a taste of the real world my boss is so cool Kids are allowed starting to feel better ..while weaning off catapres down to 0.2 mg woo hoo... Read more

  • Thanks sparks family for your support

    10/25/2014 10:15:46 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Feeling okay ..had a great day at work today... Read more

  • Learning to cook

    10/25/2014 10:08:45 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    Or rather, remembering I love to cook. Somewhat connected to yesterday's ramblings ... In 2002 or so I was needing to lose weight ... gee what a surprise. Pam and I started Weight Watchers and we both had a lot of success. One of biggest reasons I lost weight at that time was the fa... Read more

  • The ghosts of decisions past

    10/25/2014 1:38:39 AM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    OK ... not likely the pictures one would normally put in a blog about health and fitness. Truth is, this is an incredible weakness ... the fries mostly, but I... Read more

  • long day

    10/24/2014 5:16:16 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Running all day labs done... bought my husband's new bike ..one more appointment today a very expensive 3D Scan at dentist I'm not feeling this 300 dollars I have to pay .. plus withdrawal symptoms are happening I'm praying that doing this period I will keep calm I don't want to go in hypertension ... Read more

  • Donate... Invest... Save... Spend...

    10/24/2014 4:25:37 PM, by BABECAVE

    I found these Piggy Banks... that are Called Savvy Pigs... I recently got the idea to share these special piggy banks with a fellow SparkPeople friend said that she had a hard time passing the vending machines... so I wanted to s... Read more

  • *One Thing Leads to another*... oxox

    10/24/2014 2:50:43 PM, by BABECAVE

    One thing leads to another and another... until Bam you made it to the Finish Line... but to be honest there is never a True Finish Line... because you have to maintain and keep at it through out your entire life... I was having trouble with my sleep... for the longest time... Years and Years.... Read more

  • *Sorry* I was Hungry... oxox

    10/24/2014 1:56:34 PM, by BABECAVE

    Does anyone else feel like they are Crabby or sometimes say the wrong things to a loved one or family member... even your own friends... due to lack of food from trying to lose weight... ... Read more

  • *Click Here* Go ahead... oxox

    10/24/2014 3:17:43 AM, by BABECAVE

    I wanted to show this for anyone... that clicked on my Blog just now... I found this Halloween 100 calories sample of what 100 calories looks like... It surprised me... I found this useful for this time of year... Happy Hallow... *Witches Laugh* Read more

  • what a day thankful to my Father for all my blessings

    10/23/2014 11:38:46 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Today my readings were 130 over 100 my top would not come down at physical I was blessed with 3 month clearence... for my job.. I knew I had to face this I know I should of went to dr to for a new medication ..this catapres I've been taking drops your blood pressure then it's rises dr today that I w... Read more

  • In the raw

    10/23/2014 11:27:10 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    OK people ... minds out of the gutter Amongst other things I am making a couple simple changes - I am drinking green tea once or twice every day. Not that I think this is a magical elixir, or an instant cure to being obese ... It's much more than simple than that. 1 - I like i... Read more

  • *A Walk in the Park*... oxox

    10/23/2014 2:35:58 PM, by BABECAVE

    The Toughest Situations... that I have had to face recently... was not to go ahead and Grab the Fruit Snacks Gummies... that is full of Sugar... and ordering food to be deliver to my front door... due to Losing Weight day time cravings... Talk about developing self control... with those two type of ... Read more

  • *Exactly*... oxox

    10/23/2014 1:38:24 PM, by BABECAVE

    Exactly... I need to Stop doing this... It's every single night... and does not help at all... Someone else must of went through this type of thing that I do consistently... since they made this... oxox ... Read more

  • Best Medicine

    10/23/2014 9:24:56 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    As with everyone else, there are good points and not so good points in my life. I do know that it all evens out in the end. It helps me get through the bad points. I've hit a spot where there seems to be a lot of bumps in the road. Okay...I buckled up and am hanging on. This time, I have ... Read more

  • *Love your enemies & Pray for them* ... oxox ...

    10/23/2014 12:22:04 AM, by BABECAVE

    *Love your enemies... and.. Pray for those who persecute you*... This is exactly how I been feeling last night... I was thinking about this same exact type of phrase... but in a different way...Glad that I came across this... made me feel better and made me rethink of a different way of putting the ... Read more

  • *awws*... How I felt tonight... oxox

    10/22/2014 10:55:39 PM, by BABECAVE

    *awws* oxox This is how I felt earlier today... I came across this photo... and I was thinking... how funny it is to come across something like this... that just hits exactly how your feeling... and helps you out... ... Read more

  • Thinking back

    10/22/2014 10:33:46 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    I know one cannot live in the past ... but by the same token, if one does not learned from history they are doomed to repeat it. I wonder why it always takes something physically or emotionally hurtful to motivate me to take care of myself. I always seem to be gazing the things I have yet to a... Read more

  • *Weight Lost* ... oxox

    10/22/2014 7:23:45 PM, by BABECAVE

    Something that popped into my head... awhile blow drying my hair.. . *10 = Ten grapes to snack on… *9 = Nine apples for the week… *8 = Eight glasses of water to drink daily… *7 = Seven sticks of carrots… *6 = Six sticks of celery… *5 = Five days in a row to work out… *4 = Four days... Read more

  • *Weight Lost* oxox

    10/22/2014 6:20:45 PM, by BABECAVE

    Weight-Lost = Changing is Hard-Work... *Recently I been Fighting A lot of Habits* It's getting easier if I keep saying "No to things"... It's not the end of the world... but Changing and learning throughout the journey...... Read more

  • Diabetes

    10/22/2014 4:34:45 PM, by STRYDER7

    this diabetes is driving me crazy -- bs is good this morning but it was way too high last night 14.2 and I don't know what from... I ate the exact same meals yesterday as I did 4 days ago -same amounts too- and bs that night was really good .... don't know w... Read more

  • Sometimes you just need a smile

    10/20/2014 10:21:34 AM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    Today is going to be a good day!! ... Read more

  • Week in Review 10/20/2014

    10/20/2014 9:29:57 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    The numbers were better last week. Steps: 86624/79876 Minutes: 1266/1043 Calories: 4511/3845 Miles: 23.11/15.99 The week's stress level was on overload, however. Most times, when the stress is like this, I will retain water. So...I am afraid to get on the scale. I am vo... Read more

  • Blood Sugars

    10/19/2014 4:41:22 PM, by STRYDER7

    I've been in the hospital for my Blood Sugar recently ... I am still trying to figure out what changed after having an A1C between 6 and 7 for 10+ years.. Now I'm having trouble keeping my BS under 15 to 20... I haven't changed anything, haven't gained weight or lost it fo... Read more

  • 10/19/14 Joke of the Day - Especially for Parents

    10/19/2014 11:49:48 AM, by WINDSONG26

    An old county doctor went way out to the boondocks to deliver a baby. It was so far out that there was no electricity. When the doctor arrived, no one was home except for the laboring mother and her 5 year old child. The doctor instructed the child to hold a lantern high so he could see while he hel... Read more

  • 74 days left

    10/19/2014 7:56:03 AM, by CANDY58

    Back in May I joined a TOPS group and made a personal goal to loose 41 pounds by the end of the year. I can do that. I am half way to my goal, with 74 days left to meet my goal. I have been working on the same 2 pounds for the last 3 weeks, I loose and gain. I can be doing so well and life gets in... Read more

  • Saturday randomness

    10/18/2014 9:18:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's been another long week at work. But my boss was out sick the last two days, so I was able to get a lot more done. My former carpool buddy has loaned me her spare car while her husband works on mine. I can't believe what kind of friends they've turned out to be. Today I finally settled on w... Read more

  • week plan and jokes

    10/17/2014 8:44:15 PM, by CANDOK1260

    plan for the week Fri- cardio and flexibility eat 5 freggies, Sat- st and flexibility eat 5 freggie and drink 6 glasses of water Sun- cardio eat 5 freggie and drink 6 glasses of water Mon- cardio and flexibility eat 5 freggie and drink 6 glasses of wate Tue- strength Wed- cardio flexib... Read more

  • Mind's Working Overtime Again

    10/17/2014 6:04:30 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    There's a bit that's been on my mind lately. I have a lot of things I need to do and a long list of want to do items. I can say that I've gotten a few of these things in the past week or so, but not near as much as I would have liked. One way I can tell that my mind is going too fast is the f... Read more

  • I've gained back weight...

    10/16/2014 8:03:15 PM, by X_MONICA_X

    Over the past couple of weeks of "emotional eating," I've gained back weight. I feel terrible about it... but I will get back doing what's right for my health. This has put me back in the overweight mark. I worked hard to get to that borderline of being at a healthier weight. It's the first ... Read more

  • been extremely busy

    10/16/2014 2:27:19 PM, by PUNKGIRL5003

    Man ive been really busy this past week and havent had a chance to do much of anything but work and do community service. Im really sorry guys i havent kept up with things but by the time i get home im so tierd i just want to sleep, i will try to do better keeping up with this.... Read more

  • Oh, What I'd Pay for a Young, Healthy Body!

    10/15/2014 9:46:05 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I started a new babysitting job yesterday. It may take awhile to get used to the new schedule. The hard part is getting my body used to carrying a 14-month-old up and down stairs. My back, shoulders and hand muscles have been loudly protesting since noon yesterday. I hope I will get used to it. ... Read more

  • good morning sparks family

    10/15/2014 7:12:36 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • I'm Blessed Vs. Stressed...

    10/15/2014 5:01:15 AM, by BABECAVE

    Stop Focusing on how Stressed You are... and Remember How Blessed you are... Do Something Today... that your Future Self will Thank You For... ... Read more

  • Creative Salads... oxox

    10/15/2014 3:23:43 AM, by BABECAVE

    Salads Sounds Really Good about now... I'm planning on creating some Salads... Any Ideas... on What to put in a Salad or Salads... I really could use some Help with this... Yum... Yum... Yum....... Read more

  • positive day took my daughters to their dentist appointment

    10/13/2014 10:16:34 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Feeling wonderful enjoying my vacation... Read more

  • Too Busy to Eat

    10/13/2014 7:24:37 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Yes, I had trouble believing it too. I had breakfast and started vacuuming, mopping and washing down bathrooms, so I forgot to eat my fruit. After cleaning, I worked on my tax homework and then did 2 mi WATP and had a bubble bath. Lunch was planned, leftover curry from yesterday and supper tho... Read more

  • Constant weight gain

    10/13/2014 10:39:11 AM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    I am so stressed/depressed with almost every aspect of my life right now. I am a huge emotional eater and it is showing so greatly right now. Each time I get on the scale it just goes up and up and up. Ugh! I am trying so hard to see some sort of light at the end of the tunnel but am struggl... Read more

  • 10/13/14 Week Review

    10/13/2014 9:41:34 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I am still not doing my best as far as getting my carbohydrate intake down and my protein intake up. I read about health coaches this morning and know it's something I want to check in to. So I'll be on a mission this afternoon. Despite my bad attitude last week, my activity was better. I re... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    10/13/2014 8:32:53 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • First Outside Walk - Solo

    10/12/2014 10:59:57 PM, by SLIMLILA

    WEll, I was feeling more confident today and when my friend was coming over to pick me up, I called and told her I would start walking... I got in at least a 15 min walk... she said I must have been "hoofin' it..... I got quite far, not up to my old speed, but better than walking in circles etc. ... Read more

  • good morning sparks family happy Sunday

    10/12/2014 11:09:37 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • baby sister camille harmony

    10/11/2014 8:45:35 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    I miss my girls they be☆ home until tomorrow and I don't like being home alone at night... Read more

  • pottery wheel art project smiles

    10/11/2014 2:41:05 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • great morning start to vacation

    10/11/2014 11:15:30 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Good morning sparks family happy Saturday mwah

    10/11/2014 11:03:18 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • The Friday befuddle

    10/10/2014 11:22:18 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (Warning: This is going to be long and likely boring.) Today my manager told me that our lead representative is quitting in two weeks and guess who is inheriting a nice-sized chunk of her workload? With no corresponding raise in pay? But just last Friday she told me the Big Boss thinks I'm und... Read more

  • very blessed evening a beautiful rainbow ray after work today

    10/10/2014 10:12:36 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Busy and keeping quite well on track

    10/10/2014 10:11:37 PM, by SLIMLILA

    I knows it's Friday and I last blogged on Tues., but I haven't been off track, just been too busy to drop by. I did a different walk on Wed, and because it didn't really feel like much of a walk, I did the 2 mi WATP later on. Then yesterday was Heart& STroke walk and we had a family of 10 join me,... Read more

  • update on me and how things are going with the crutches

    10/10/2014 9:36:08 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Since last week when I found out I would be using crutches and the boot I have been posting a lot on Facebook. I thought I would share with you my status updates from there so you could all see how I am handling the idea of crutches for a month. The first one was done on Sunday that states how I fee... Read more

  • having a beautiful day lunch break fabulous and blessed

    10/10/2014 4:11:58 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Faith and Enthusiasm

    10/10/2014 10:11:54 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes I had one of those weeks where some people around me were grumpy. A few let me know that they weren't happy with things I said, did, or didn't do. Does the full moon and the eclipse ha... Read more

  • Happy friday sparks family

    10/10/2014 8:28:23 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • my high top sneakers came hooray

    10/9/2014 9:44:15 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • plan for the week AND JOKES

    10/9/2014 8:21:50 PM, by CANDOK1260

    plan for the week Fri- cardio and flexibility Sat- st and flexibility Sun- cardio and flexbity Mon- cardio Tue- strength Wed- cardio Thurs- strength funny jokes/i hope One day, Bill and Tom went to a restaurant for dinner. As soon as the waiter took out two steaks, Bill ... Read more

  • second mission accomplished just bought bike number 2

    10/9/2014 7:32:16 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Too Adorably Cute Not to Share!

    10/9/2014 5:20:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have. God bless! Read more

  • Seeing myself in reality

    10/9/2014 1:36:24 PM, by FATCAT216

    I think my reality is distorted. Some see their body as huge no matter how small they are or what others tell them. I feel for the most part, I see myself as smaller than I really am and then intermittently I catch a glimpse of myself in a picture or a storefront and see this overweight person. Do ... Read more

  • enjoying my day nice

    10/9/2014 12:49:23 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • enjoying the day

    10/9/2014 10:15:38 AM, by PUNKGIRL5003

    Well i actually got out for a walk yesterday and today, had some appointments i had to go to and i dont have a car so i had to walk to them. Got on a nice shirt and my workout pants. I walked for about 75 mins so far and itll probably take me another 75 to walk home. Its at least nice out today not ... Read more

  • Good morning sparks family happy Thursday

    10/9/2014 7:09:23 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • GIVE IT AWAY TO KEEP IT

    10/9/2014 6:28:11 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Good morning everyone! I have no idea what i am going to post till i begin to write. I woke and am tired, have a long day ahead and won't finish work till 11pm. Motivation - what is it? It's what makes us go, gets us going, keeps us going. Some get it from faith, i know that is a huge boost for me! ... Read more

  • Embracing the Pain and Enjoying Life

    10/8/2014 7:33:07 PM, by SALAM4545

    Having recently discovered that I really really really love martial arts, I have committed to continuing classes. Only problem is that I hurt ALL OVER! This is not because my teacher is brutal, but because I am now using muscles that I haven't used in YEARS. Literally. I'm talking about abdo... Read more

  • Changing Things for the Better...

    10/8/2014 4:29:38 PM, by BABECAVE

    The home scale was making me sick & frustrated... so I'm sticking with the doctors scale every 3 months to weigh-in... I can ask to see the numbers or not... Plus going by the mirror for results... how clothes fits my body as well... I was not making any progress by being upset & stressed over the ... Read more

  • FIRST THINGS FIRST

    10/8/2014 1:34:11 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    This october 2014 I celebrated 4 years clean and sober. I was diagnosed with diabetes in october of 2006. My weight at that time was 440 + . When I got to OA I weighed 440. Yesterday at the doctor's I weighed 304 with shoes and after lunch. My A1c has gone down from 14.5 in 2012 to 9.5 yesterday. I ... Read more

  • A Great Way to Wake Up

    10/8/2014 11:19:12 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It was a slightly fitful night for me and I slept a little later than I normally do. I heard a text message come through and got up about 8:30. My girls asked if I wanted to Skype. So my morning started with a cup of coffee an... Read more

  • Fruit Salad Vs. High Calories Options... oxox

    10/8/2014 9:58:01 AM, by BABECAVE

    If the first tempt does not work out... Please Try... Try... Try... Try Again... *Talk about a very powerful Dream... just now... that I had* ... this quote is what I woke up too... I have no clue to how I Dreamed of this... I think it's because awhile @ the movies last night... They had the calori... Read more

  • having a lack of motivation

    10/8/2014 9:25:02 AM, by PUNKGIRL5003

    Im having some issues right now that i just cant get myself to want to get up and workout. Im having a lack of motivation. Im not sure if its because of the weather difference or if its because im just burnt out on everything going on with my life. Im not feeling depressed in any way im just feeling... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday sparks family smiles

    10/8/2014 5:47:13 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Progress Report

    10/7/2014 6:16:29 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Went walking with my niece at 9:30 and it was much better than yesterday... we did the full 2 laps and because my body from the hips down didn't feel paralyzed like yesterday, we did an extra 1/4 lap. Went to presentation with Dietician and Pharmacist. Much of the info I learned at last Diabeti... Read more

  • having a blessed sunny day

    10/7/2014 4:28:11 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Lunch at gateway listening to Joyce play piano very relaxing day reflecting on the beauty in today... Read more

  • Winded Again

    10/7/2014 9:29:50 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Someone in my family loves to take the wind out of my sails. Usually, I am pretty good at deflecting these attacks. When I know where it's coming from and sort of understand why, it's not too difficult. For whatever reason, what was said this time really took the wind out of my sails. I've been ... Read more

  • Good morning happy tuesday sparks family

    10/7/2014 7:37:26 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

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  • Overcoming that little voice

    10/7/2014 1:55:14 AM, by SALAM4545

    Lately I've been working on silencing the self destructive little voice inside my head. You know the one that says "It's okay, one piece won't hurt." Or "you can't do that, you are too old/fat/ugly to do that!" Or "Are you going to wear that? You shouldn't call attention to yourself." It's the... Read more

  • Am having separation anxiety

    10/7/2014 1:06:05 AM, by SMARTBUTBROKEN

    he still isn't responding well to the coming off of sedation meds. he has MMD and i wonder how much of that plays a part in his current issues. i have only talked to nurses and have some conflicting bits of info. i think i will ask for the nurse supervisor and a doctor to tell me exactly what i... Read more

  • BIG GIRL PANTIES

    10/6/2014 7:53:35 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    a tough day indeed. The quiet days are the hardest no distractions here. I'm miserably uncomfortable. Excited about the arrival of my daughters new baby coming while preparing to be devastated by the departure of my mom. What emotional torture. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Having a pity par... Read more

  • IF NOTHING CHANGES NOTHING CHANGES

    10/6/2014 7:28:27 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    Feeling much better after getting things in perspective and talking with a friend. Whew! I'm having to learn life lessons and take care of things on my own instead of with someone else. I've only truly been on my own without trying to depend on others to do things with me for this calendar year. I'm... Read more