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  • Tentative date for trip to Wisconsin

    5/3/2016 10:22:46 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got an email from my uncle who will be taking me to Green Bay and Door County. I have no idea on when we will leave to go up there but I do know when the shareholders meeting is going to be. July 21st. So it looks like we might leave somewhere between July 16th and July 18th. I am not sure w... Read more

  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CAT AND A TRASH CAN?

    5/3/2016 1:11:19 PM, by STESSOUTCHICK

    I am not going to ask why. But how do I keep the cat from dumping the trash can?... Read more

  • Yoga day 9

    5/3/2016 9:04:51 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    I skipped yoga for 2 days but did it today... I though it would be hard but it wasn't .. I still hate down ward dog but it's not as hard now yay! Had a big breakfast but I'm not fretting cause it was all healthy and I feel energetic and could keep going for hours .. Also the smoothies and bootie ch... Read more

  • Accomplishments

    5/2/2016 6:28:43 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    I was in the news paper today! I just finsihed a 13 week program that encourages women to work in male dominated trades and I'm feeling happy today and motivated all because of this article abut me talking about over coming obstacles and fears πŸ’–... Read more

  • Lost 3 of the 7 pounds gained

    5/2/2016 11:24:49 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I lost 3 of the 7 pounds gained. I was at 190 pounds yesterday and today I'm at 187 pounds. I feel a little bit better. I'm back on the swing of things with my fitness and eating habits. I went off grid and had more than I needed on my sweets last week. I had them 3 extra times last week. Twice... Read more

  • Ugh! A 7 pound weght gain

    5/1/2016 10:34:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I gained 7 pounds since a week ago today. A week ago I weighed 183 pounds. Today I'm at 190 pounds. I had a somewhat of a stressful week. I tried not to have one but I did. Plus I had days that I didn't do much exercising because we were busy like with running errands where I was in a vehicle ... Read more

  • Spring is sprung......you know the rest!

    5/1/2016 2:14:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    and maybe some people are not quite ready for spring: ... Read more

  • Not parking on the grass--rules.

    5/1/2016 1:53:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had no idea some towns have an ordinance against this. I can't believe it applies to your own home. You gave me some good ideas like using plywood to save the lawn. When I first moved in, they reprimanded me for putting up a plain green Christmas wreathe with tiny white lights! That stil... Read more

  • New month new start

    5/1/2016 1:15:46 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    So much is happening this month that's gonna change me for the good , I can't wait to start πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– doing a 5 day smoothie booty challenge starting tmmr! ... Read more

  • 5-01-2016

    5/1/2016 12:28:57 AM, by BOXERMOM19

    Yuck. R.A. sucks... Read more

  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • The nerve of some people

    4/29/2016 10:42:32 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Wednesday night just before my dad and I got supper at a taco place, dad was talking to someone he knew from when he was truck driving. This person's wife comes over to chat. Then she asks the one question that you DO NOT ask an overweight person and the #1 question of my questions that I hate being... Read more

  • Chunks and chubs and all

    4/29/2016 3:06:28 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    I had to make another post ... I ducking love how I look today ... To others I may not look good but I think I do and that's awesome for me .. So here's my self love for myself! Go me!... Read more

  • Yoga day 7!

    4/29/2016 12:50:22 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Still hanging there !! Lost a cpl pounds this week! Yay me and I even still pigged out on chips and chocolate .. And today I don't even have crazing for that! Anyways here's how k feel after yoga today! - happy - capable - stretched - hopefull - awake - motivated ... Read more

  • Thought that I plateaued but didn't

    4/28/2016 9:39:38 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I thought that I plateaued at 183 pounds but I didn't. I gained 6 pounds from Monday until yesterday. I was at 189 pounds yesterday. But I lost 3 pounds since then. I am now at 186 pounds now. I don't know how I did lose that much when I had sweets (broke down yesterday with the way that I was feeli... Read more

  • Yoga day 6 - 6 pack ab day

    4/28/2016 8:48:36 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Today's yoga was about stomach muscles , only 24 mins but it felt good - getting easier - longer stamina - relaxed -happy ... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Good n bad

    4/27/2016 4:14:47 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Had a chaotic night and that make a tough day.. Didn't exercise too tiered n weak .. But my calorie intake is good .. I didn't eat like crap to much today and had all the water I need ... Read more

  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.webmd.com/my-medicine/defa
    ult.htm# chris... Read more

  • Plateaued again

    4/26/2016 10:23:37 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've plateaued again. I am still stuck at 183 pounds. It sucks to be stuck at one weight. Let's hope that my weight doesn't get stuck next week. We have company coming next week. Well a hospital in a city east of here came to our church and did free screenings. They did blood pressure and... Read more

  • Yoga day 5

    4/26/2016 8:49:26 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Ok so I'm sweaty this one was hard ... I hate downward dog moves I'm not go at transition I'm not smooth and I'm awkward ... Please tell it gets easier... But here's how I feel post yoga - stretched -sweaty but sweat is good - awake -alive -happy ... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • Yoga camp day 4

    4/25/2016 9:18:46 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Ok so I skipped yoga for 3 days it sucked and made today harder but I'm glad I it did it today I feel better -feeling back on track -killed some cravings - feeling stretched - feeling awake and aware ... Read more

  • Trying to find motivation

    4/25/2016 6:40:00 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Didn't sleep well gonna force myself to do yoga cause I know how good it makes me feel... I'll make another post after yoga to remind myself how good I feel when I just do it ... Read more

  • Starting over again

    4/24/2016 10:11:31 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    I have been away for a few months. I gained back the 24 pounds I had lost so it is time to start over again. My plan is to start my mornings by logging into Sparkpeople for inspiration, walking 10 minutes, eating a healthy breakfast and tracking what I eat throughout the day. I, also, plan... Read more

  • A 57 pound weight loss

    4/24/2016 8:47:23 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm now at a 57 pound weight loss. Yesterday I was at 184 pounds. Today I'm at 183 pounds. I am feeling so much better. I am getting a lot of compliments whenever I mention how much I've lost on SparkPeople.com and how much I've lost since I graduated high school in 1997. I have lost 92 pounds... Read more

  • really ugly rugs, too --a link

    4/24/2016 7:09:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.chicagonow.com/chicagonow-
    life-style/2010/05/14-ridi
    culously-ugly-rugs-owned-b
    y-people-with-extremely-poor-taste/... Read more

  • Really ugly living rooms!

    4/24/2016 7:03:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was poking around looking for dιcor ideas. Then I found ugly stuff and got silly! 198 ... Read more

  • DISCOURAGED, BUT DETERMINED

    4/24/2016 10:33:21 AM, by WILBRAGURL

    The flu really hit me, and drained me of strength and energy. Given the two weeks I was out sick, then the two weeks I felt so sapped of energy, it had been a month that I had not been to the pool. Last week, I could only manage two days...hoping for five next week. Cutting back on food, but still ... Read more

  • I was starving !

    4/24/2016 8:06:10 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Woke up starving! Cause I had to eat before bed and for some reason when I eat before bed I wake up famished ... And now I just ate a breakfast that's almost 1000 calories... Fml... Also haven't done yoga in 2 days and I feel gross ... Must ... Not .. Loose ... Myself... Again.. I CAN DO THIS .. Ugh... Read more

  • Dentures Diet

    4/24/2016 4:55:38 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I finally got my top teeth all pulled on April 13th, and got dentures the same day. The dentures look better then my real teeth did 10 years ago . But I am still having trouble eating. I can not chew anything. So I usually have tiny bites of scrambled eggs and yogurt, or oatmeal for break... Read more

  • Fitbit yaaaaayyyy

    4/23/2016 1:36:11 PM, by PALEOISGOOD

    I've been kicking butt with my fitbit 10K-25K a day for 3 weeks and I'm in my size 12 skinny jeans....yay me. Pretty soon I will be back down to my size 10's comfortably happy happy... Read more

  • Another pound down

    4/23/2016 10:05:57 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm down another pound now. Thursday I was at 185 pounds prior to my sleep study with the CPAP. I didn't get the chance to weigh myself yesterday since we got something to eat when we got home. I weighed myself this morning and I weighed 184 pounds. So I am at the 56 pound weight loss since joining ... Read more

  • Crunch fitness test SP article

    4/23/2016 9:26:23 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /fitness_articles.asp?id=1
    114&page=2 The article has a nice graph which does not copy well to this blog. I have been feeling my stomach muscles are improving after years of water aerobics. I am a bit curious if I can do these crunches on t... Read more

  • Low carb lettuce wrap (with beef or chicken)----why didn't I think of this! (SP recipe)

    4/23/2016 8:36:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious and bursting with flavor, these wraps are juicy and low in carbs. Can also work with chicken! Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lean ground beef or steak (or cubed chicken, if pre... Read more

  • Had the sleep test with CPAP

    4/22/2016 8:00:31 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I had the sleep test with the CPAP last night. Let's just say that I slept less with it than without it I am more tired now than I was when I went for the sleep test. I got to pick out the mask. Either just on the nose where it wraps around my face or the part that covers the nose and mouth an... Read more

  • Knitting is way more complicated than I thought....

    4/22/2016 4:35:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD has been knitting up a storm. She wants to make a sweater now. Her mentor says to knit a square to count the stitches so the sweater comes out the right size. If you don't do this you could make a sweater 6 sizes too big Wouldn't that be awful after all that work! I am givi... Read more

  • Going for a sleep study with a CPAP tonight

    4/21/2016 5:18:41 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Tonight I will be going to the hospital to have another sleep study but this time I will have a CPAP on. I had one back in December but I didn't have the CPAP on. We are just going to see if I REALLY need the CPAP tonight after I get the results. I am hoping that I don't since I have a mild case of ... Read more

  • My 10th Anniversary at SP!

    4/20/2016 7:48:10 PM, by ANDEEWI

    April 20th, 2006 TEN years ago today I came to SparkPeople for the very first time! It didn't take long to impress me enough to sign up! :) Back then I can't say I really thought about where I'd be in 10 years, but I am sure I felt that this would be the start of my real weight loss - long-term, p... Read more

  • Yoga day 2

    4/20/2016 10:33:14 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    -my legs feel stretched -heart feels happy - I sweated so I know it worked haha - some moves are easier ... Read more

  • Another Race

    4/20/2016 9:20:24 AM, by FITMAMA_

    I am a little late posting (ok... a lot late), but here's a pic of my daughter and I at an Easter Egg Hunt Run. It was a super hilly course, but lots of fun. ... Read more

  • Now at a 55 pound weight loss

    4/20/2016 8:57:01 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I weighed myself this morning and now at a 55 pound weight loss on SparkPeople.com (joined on August 31, 2008) and a 90 pound weight loss since I graduated high school in 1997. Yesterday I weighed 186 pounds. Today I weigh 185 pounds. I have 5 more pounds to get to my half way point on SparkPe... Read more

  • Building my booty

    4/20/2016 6:54:02 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Did 50 squats yesterday! Today I will do 55! I have a big booty I like it but I want it more round and lifted!... Read more

  • Went to see the gastro doc today

    4/19/2016 7:49:21 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Saw the gastro doctor. Let's just say that he didn't give me the reaction that I wanted when I told him that it took me 9 months to lose over 30 pounds. I was hoping that he would of ate his words but he didn't. He asked me if I had a goal weight and I said yes (which is 66 pounds away). He said tha... Read more

  • A new sleep apnea mask (No I don't have sleep apnea but I know people who do have it)

    4/19/2016 6:10:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    This looks more comfortable than the bigger masks I have seen. chris... Read more

  • Chase that Wagon on fire!!

    4/19/2016 4:43:23 PM, by JENMAGS

    I would love to be able to tell myself that everyday. I first joined Spark in 2011 and took off full steam ahead and left a pile of ashes in my wake from the fire. It felt incredible. Never mind the weight and being physically fit (which I was). It was the feeling I had inside. The fire burn... Read more

  • 2 chuckles...

    4/19/2016 1:49:29 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 1 yoga

    4/19/2016 11:37:58 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    - more powerful energy - relaxed - stretched - calm ... Read more

  • MOVED,QUIET AND STRESSED

    4/18/2016 6:56:53 PM, by STESSOUTCHICK

    Hello by name is sweetheart the cat. my mommy has been very busy. we are moved in,however not really settled. I have been sick and mommy has been taking very good care of me. I have had a bladder infection and it messed up my eye.and now I am blind in that eye. but I would say not... Read more

  • The short, intense workput craze.... (Wall St Journal article)

    4/18/2016 6:02:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently there is a craze going on about short, intense workouts done at odd times to stop the excuses of not having enough time to go to the gym or do long workouts. In the WSJ article: There is a photo of a woman "and her daughter Clare do squats while another daughter, Maureen, make... Read more

  • Another 2 pounds down

    4/18/2016 11:16:15 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm down another 2 pounds making my weight loss now to 54 pounds lost since August 31, 2008, and 89 pounds lost since I graduated high school in 1997. I have 6 more pounds until I get to my half way point of 60 pounds (I want to lose 120 pounds and that is how much I will weigh when I get ther... Read more

  • I'VE LOST 52 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4/17/2016 8:33:15 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I did it. I've lost 52 pounds. Yesterday I was a pound away from it. 190 pounds would of been the 50 pound mark but yesterday I was at 191 pounds. Today I'm at 188 pounds. I finally broke the plateau that I had at 191 pounds. I have been in the 180s in years. Probably 20 plus years. I'm 8 poun... Read more

  • I've plateaued

    4/16/2016 11:20:18 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    My weight has plateaued. I am still stuck at 191 pounds. I did gain 3 pounds this week but got them off within 24 hours. I am going to exercise some more so I can get some more weight off. I am going to see if we can get some gas for the push mower so I can mow the yard. I am going to do that and pi... Read more

  • Where are my measuring things for cooking? A sparkfriend said a utility belt is needed!

    4/15/2016 1:59:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    A utility belt was suggested. Great idea! In fact there is a company that will make custom too belts! www.custommade.com/gallery/cus
    tom-leather-belts/?page=3 Just for funsies: ... Read more

  • Progress decluttering.

    4/15/2016 1:37:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually feel like things are getting done. I don't have any more energy but I can see some results when I tackle a job. I can only work for about an hour--this is actually longer than I was doing a few years ago (overwhelmed caregiver!) So I guess I have made progress with energy. I don... Read more

  • Easily refurbish old "gold" jewelry!

    4/15/2016 1:30:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD found a pen with gold in it. I have no idea if it has any metal or not! She had cleaned some jewelry from a thrift shop. It ended up looking dingy. She just used the pen on the chain-- wow! I think the pen was close to $10. I never thought this would work. I don't know how long ... Read more

  • More good news! About lost diabetic shoes.

    4/15/2016 1:24:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Got a check for $378 to pay for hubby's diabetic shoes! Since last summer (!) I have been calling and calling the hospital--that lost hubby's diabetic shoes --and leg brace! Medicare paid for the brace because he needed a new one anyway. But I had no success getting the money for the shoes... Read more

  • Sore and gained weight

    4/13/2016 10:13:09 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I gained 3 pounds and I know that its water on me. But after all the exercising today that I've done, I should be able to get it off. Yesterday I was at 191 pounds. Today I am at 194 pounds. I am sore today with the amount of exercising today. Here's what I've done: 3 mile Walk Away ... Read more

  • Belated April Fools Day

    4/13/2016 11:16:20 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Yeah! I can now clean all floors to the walls! Finally seeing PROGRESS!

    4/13/2016 9:50:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    This has taken YEARS!!!!!! 24 I am now almost 69! My ongoing days of fatigue has greatly hindered me from having an organized home--for my whole life--not just recently. I am making real progress! It is so good to be able to say this. I have had a cleaning person every 2 weeks for... Read more

  • Fashionably challenged?

    4/13/2016 8:49:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought this was pretty funny! It is a Target ad by the way. I am not like this because putting this together is too much work. I wear pretty much a top and bottom--usually they coordinate. I have mostly stopped wearing jewelry, scarves, etc. Mostly it is my fatigue. But I am ... Read more

  • Update

    4/13/2016 8:19:16 AM, by DEEO12

    I haven't been on here much as i found something that works for me. I gave up grains altogether. In doing that i have so far lost 36 pounds! I have a great online support group. I still use sparkpeople for weighing / measuring charts and exercise videos for strength training. I am enjoying my weight... Read more

  • Has anyone done...

    4/12/2016 10:35:16 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Has anyone done Zumba before? How do you enter it here. I have it in a workout DVD set with the shaker set and I am not sure how to enter it on here. Do you enter it in the aerobic high or low intensity? I tried looking under Zumba but nothing. I am want to use so I can get off this plateau of 191 p... Read more

  • Mother Nature

    4/12/2016 12:07:14 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • I'm sore but the good kind of sore

    4/10/2016 10:32:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am sore today but its the good kind of sore. I didn't walk to church but did a lot of walking around before church started and after getting to the bathroom (have to go downstairs to get to the bathroom. I included that and it was about 20 minutes worth. I did 2 of the Walk Away The Pounds DVDs bu... Read more

  • Food, glorious food....

    4/10/2016 2:41:00 PM, by MREE777

    It's a line from a song, though I can't remember which one... Cooking day yesterday. Made homemade breakfast sausage patties, egg muffins, deviled eggs...today did a pesto pasta made with zucchini using my veggetti. Still want to do some guacamole and veggie sticks. ... Read more

  • Slightly different views of springtime....enjoy

    4/10/2016 1:53:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Paleo recipes with photos!

    4/10/2016 7:22:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    ultimatepaleoguide.com/recipes
    / I need to kick start my low carb eating! chris... Read more

  • Change in plans

    4/9/2016 10:04:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, looks like we won't be going to go to Minnesota next month. Bills got the best of us and there was no way we could of made it up there. Just for both hotels would for the 5 days was going to be over $300.00 and that doesn't include what else is going to be added. But we will see them through p... Read more

  • There is no room in your life for excuses

    4/8/2016 9:49:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have a new motto in my life that I think that everyone should have in their lives. There is no room in your life for excuses. You don't need excuses not to eat healthy. You don't need excuses not to drink water. You don't need excuses not to exercise everyday and the time of day. You don't need ex... Read more

  • Thanks for the compliments on yesterday's blog post

    4/6/2016 10:10:34 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Thanks for all the compliments that I got from yesterday's blog post on my weight loss. I feel so good not just from the weight loss but from what everyone said. This is the only weight loss program that has REALLY helped me get down to where I am today. I have tried a lot of other things prior to S... Read more