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  • Heartsick

    7/22/2017 5:39:14 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Yesterday I did well. I went to bed with a surplus of available calories which could be spent on the inevitable midnight snack. HOWEVER....at some point in the night I made a bad decision to head to the kitchen and I made a worse decision to bring a package (full) of chocolate rice cakes to my room... Read more

  • Caught In a Massive Storm!

    7/20/2017 10:30:55 PM, by _LINDA

    It was a beautiful warm evening, perfect for a Sum theatre In the Park production. I arrived at the nice green park 20 minutes from home by scooter. The play started and was wonderful. The music and singing were awesome! I always had a soft spot for bongos and stringed instruments. Then we coul... Read more

  • Hoping ...

    7/20/2017 4:18:19 PM, by KELLY_SS

    As of this morning I have lost 4 of the 6 lbs I had regained. I hope this means the plateau is busted and the weight will start moving down again ... I should explain that means I had regained some weight and then could not get any weight off for several weeks no matter how hard I tried. I am... Read more

  • Ma & Pa Beaver

    7/19/2017 6:44:35 PM, by _LINDA

    Pa is busy eating while Ma goes exploring. The beaver only come out at dusk. The parents first than the kits come out. The parents are wary, but not frightened of humans as they are a common sight. But the kits will slap their tails and go under right away when they spot you, so its hard to get... Read more

  • Giving God the Glory...

    7/18/2017 7:23:37 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    This is not my usual type blog post on my Sparkpeople page, but it does speak to mental and emotional healing and the power of God. I really don't have anywhere else to express my feelings on this, but I wanted to write it down. Today, I started getting paperwork together to take my son for a p... Read more

  • Never Saying Die

    7/18/2017 3:54:48 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I just had a whole blog written and it was boring even to me. No one wants to read an analysis of my eating and tracking issues. Suffice it to say that I've taken a few missteps away from tracking and my goals and am once more, coming back to center, to correct my course and start anew before I do... Read more

  • Thank you .... you raised me up

    7/17/2017 1:06:55 PM, by KELLY_SS

    I have been struggling for several weeks now. Floundering might be the correct word. No weight loss for a while so assumed it was a plateau but then when it started to move, it was in the wrong direction. This morning I got an email from SP telling me I was selected to be the featured Moti... Read more

  • Before and After 60+ pounds lost so far...

    7/15/2017 12:18:36 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    Today 7/14/2017 At my heaviest at 260. How? Ketogenic Diet Weight? 260 to 198 Goal?160 ... Read more

  • My view today

    7/14/2017 7:49:50 AM, by MERLECHRIS

    How peaceful.... Read more

  • Ketogenic Diet (60 pound weight loss)

    7/14/2017 3:04:29 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    So, after being keto for 12 days, I took my 13th dinner off, and I had a lovely meal with my family at Cheddar's. Now, instead of binge eating the rest of the night (you know that mentality of, it's a cheat day so I'm going to eat EVERYTHING) I immediately got back to keto by not eating anything el... Read more

  • The Golden Ticket

    7/12/2017 1:05:42 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    I came on my account today because I have something to share...a story of defeat and triumph. A story of disappointment and hope. If you read my other blogs posts and look at my weight I was struggling so much...and at the time I weighed 234. I'd like to say that was as big as I got, but it... Read more

  • The Little Changes that can Change your World

    7/10/2017 5:55:55 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I last weighed myself a week ago. And today I weigh the same. While it could be a disappointment, it , however, was not. Because Saturday and Sunday were horribly off kilter...they were so bad I couldn't even track them. I didn't know where to start. My guess is that my weight had dropped a poun... Read more

  • Level 10 - YEAH!!!

    7/8/2017 9:08:13 PM, by MERLECHRIS

    So far so good... Read more

  • Getting Back On Track

    7/8/2017 7:22:52 PM, by TAMMYD45

    Okay, it is time I start to take my health seriously. Yes I may need a powerchair, but there is still things I can do. And who knows, I may be able to cut back on how often I need the chair. Or at least get out of it more. I am tired of being 300 lbs. I have never been over 300 lbs before. ... Read more

  • VACATION!!

    7/7/2017 2:59:06 PM, by 4CYNDI

    Well, I am home from my vacation. I have come to realize it just wasn't long enough. We went to Virginia (just outside DC) to visit MIL and her husband. We had a great time although we did get rained on a few times. We had a really relaxing week with a few activities interspersed. We visi... Read more

  • Busy Wednesday 7/5/2017

    7/5/2017 8:50:09 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Let's see, since Lilly has been out of school have had her here most of the time which is a Blessing. She keeps me going. Melissa told Pat again she was done. He finally got the message and moved out. I have been over to her place helping to get the place cleaned and organized, (could not do it when... Read more

  • Note to self....

    7/4/2017 11:51:08 PM, by MERLECHRIS

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  • Reducing the Prednisone

    7/4/2017 2:37:01 PM, by DEELYLAH

    It's no secret that having to take prednisone can cause us to gain weight. And, it's bad for us medically, as well--causing a reducrion in bone density as well as a host of other issues. Today, I start taking my health back. I was prescribed pred to reduce the inflammation in my joints. I've been ... Read more

  • 50 Shades of Thin

    7/4/2017 8:01:04 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Today is the crossing of the 50 day mark for both spinning the wheel and tracking my food. Well if you read my last blogpost you will know that I randomly gained 5 pounds...for no comprehensible reason. Someone suggested in the team that I lead, that possibly all of the inflammation we suffer with... Read more

  • New Name for a New Me

    7/3/2017 8:21:24 AM, by KARAOKECARRIE

    So much has changed for me over the past Year. On July 5th I will be 1 year post weight loss surgery. In this year I have not only evicted over 142 pounds (total of 210 from highest weight). But I have regained my confidence and love of myself. I have been fortunate that all along my husband... Read more

  • What a weigh in.....

    6/30/2017 7:42:13 PM, by MERLECHRIS

    I gained the same 1.4 pounds I lost last week I'm a member of TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly... Read more

  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park

    6/29/2017 10:57:57 AM, by _LINDA

    Each year on the 21st of June, National Aboriginal Day here in Canada. Mom and I like to make the trek to visit Wanuskewin. Entrance to the park is free at this time. They put on various shows, displays and activities showcasing activities the first people of this land engaged in. Mom's mother w... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/27/2017 1:28:52 PM, by MERLECHRIS

    Tonight is weigh in time. I hear melodramatic music playing in the background for this posting. With the many hospital visits we ate out a lot this week. It does not bode well for the weigh in. Wish me luck.... Read more

  • Almost a Year Post Weight Loss Surgery

    6/27/2017 10:10:01 AM, by KARAOKECARRIE

    What a Journey. It sure has had its ups and downs. This time a year ago I was preparing for surgery in just over a week. I was excited and not at all nervous. I knew what I was doing having researched and asked questions of my medical team. Even with all that preparation there were ti... Read more

  • 75 days

    6/26/2017 2:54:57 PM, by MERLECHRIS

    Hello I have been logging in for 75 days and have just reached level 9. I think I am doing great. 521... Read more

  • A Struggle and a Victory

    6/26/2017 7:34:33 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    It's been a while since I posted. Not too much to say. Except that the other day--after weighing 192 about 4 days prior....and being spot on my calorie target range....I weighed in at 197!!! WTHeck. Either my scale needs batteries or I am gaining weight on air. I really really wish I could do som... Read more

  • Tim's Eulogy

    6/26/2017 1:31:38 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I thought I would share Tim's Eulogy- Thank you for being here to celebrate the life of a very special man, Timothy. Although Tim lived a rather recluse life the last 8 years, he touched more lives than most people will ever have the opportunity to. Tim made friends on line, and they wer... Read more

  • Can't wait to get out on the water.

    6/25/2017 11:10:20 AM, by MERLECHRIS

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  • Stressful week coming up

    6/25/2017 11:08:17 AM, by MERLECHRIS

    Tomorrow my mother-in-law will be released from the hospital. It was hard enough with her being in - an hour away from us but now she has gotten used to the nurses call button and is scared to go home. I hope and pray all goes well. Wish me luck.... Read more