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  • I'm Still Here!

    1/21/2017 6:13:17 PM, by HMATTAX

    It has been over five weeks and I am still stuck at 200 pounds. There are several reasons for this, the biggest being that I have not been eating as well as I would like. First there was Christmas and a plethora of key lime pie. By the time I hit January I was just getting back on the wagon when... ... Read more

  • I walked today!

    1/20/2017 5:51:23 PM, by ANGRITTER

    I was still in my pajamas, shorts & a tank top. It's about 80 degrees & muggy. The mosquitos are the size of squirrels, I've pulled sticks & small pieces of trees & pine needles out of my hair & clothes. My walking path is still there, after over 6 months of neglect. It hasn't let me down. I ... Read more

  • 65 pounds down!

    1/19/2017 8:52:40 AM, by UMBLAH21

    It amazes me that I have lost 65 pounds...... That is equivalent to an average 7 year old... I started counting calories in 2013 and really lost the majority of the weight in the first year. Then a little more in the second year. But maintaining that weight loss for so long is a huge achieveme... Read more

  • One day at a time

    1/18/2017 5:36:52 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Been keeping pretty busy lately. John picked up a bunch of clear totes and have been sorting out stuff for Ebay, yarn, clothes etc. I did send a large box of yarn to Morris Boogaart (the man who has cancer and makes hats for the homeless). That made me feel really good. I also got a lot of clothes... Read more

  • Things are looking up!

    1/17/2017 2:48:08 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Things have been much better since my last knee gel injection. The pain is still there, but pretty much only when I go up and down stairs or I'm on a steep incline. I still hurt a lot of other places due to my RA, but I'm pushing through it. I'm riding my recumbent bike every day and some stre... Read more

  • First two weeks

    1/17/2017 1:37:09 AM, by KRAZYKATLADY23

    213 Hi! I've been meaning to start my blog but I couldn't figure out how to do so from my phone. It kept telling me to click the + and there was no +.. So since I'm rarely on my personal computer it took me 2 weeks to get this blog started... I was on track for a few days.. off track for... Read more

  • Boggarts & Mopeles oh my!

    1/16/2017 7:06:19 PM, by 4CYNDI

    This blog started as an assignment in my Defense Against the Dark Arts class. It became longer and more involved My boggarts got the best of me and then vacation and then Mopeles (not quite as bad as the flu, mumps, measles, but bad enough that I didn't want anyone else catching them (kind of ... Read more

  • I'm having a crappy week...

    1/12/2017 5:47:18 PM, by BKWERM

    I'm having a crappy week. The high point of the week has been my toast every morning. For a change, it's coming out of the toaster perfectly toasted, not too much and not too little plus the bread this week doesn't have any air pockets in it so my peanut butter and honey isn't leaking through and al... Read more

  • thrilling!!

    1/11/2017 2:13:14 PM, by KELLY_SS

    As of this morning, I've lost my first 10 lbs since returning to SP. I am so happy and feeling motivated! I also am re-joining a team I was on years ago, so jazzed that they wanted me back after I had been gone for so long. Totally made my day!!! Go Limes!!!! ... Read more

  • Good to be back

    1/10/2017 2:51:16 PM, by KELLY_SS

    I came back to Sparkpeople mid-December after being away for a couple of years. Obviously I want to lose weight, and have lots of weight to lose, but my first priority at this time is to get my blood sugar under better control as I am type 2. So I am primarily doing low carb and trying to get away ... Read more

  • Monday chills!

    1/9/2017 12:19:47 PM, by ANGRITTER

    I'm thinking of slapping on my Sauna Suit (BioSweats brand & made for "cutting weight so you really do SWEAT with the oldies in it for only $160!), and get some walking in. It's chilly outside, so it might not kill me like I tried when it was 90 degrees! But I'm home alone right now so not "allowe... Read more

  • An amazing person

    1/9/2017 5:20:03 AM, by PURPLE0906

    www.usatoday.com/story/news/hu
    mankind/2016/11/29/91-year
    -old-man-knits-hats-homele
    ss/93979928/ I came across this article about this man and was deeply touched. He is so amazing. If you have a chance check it out. I plan on sending him a card (his caretaker said he loves to rece... Read more

  • Starting over

    1/8/2017 4:16:40 PM, by ANGRITTER

    It's been a year or so since I've been here. My scale, whether right or wrong, helped me make up my mind today. Time to get out of bed, fight the pain, and get moving again. I've spent too much time reading and laying around waiting for the pain pills to kick in. Time to realize that the ext... Read more

  • Sugar Busting

    1/8/2017 6:10:35 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    About a week ago I joined the Sugar Busting Challenge. I did it half heartedly...not convinced that I can do it (even though I went for several years without sugar 10 years ago) ---and not really convinced I wanted to. But today I have a new sense of commitment. I can do this. I've recently beg... Read more

  • Word for the year…

    1/6/2017 6:10:21 PM, by 4CYNDI

    Thank you my wonderful friends for your support, understanding and care. I will be responding personally in a bit, but I wanted to get these feelings and ideas down while they are still fresh in my mind. If I don’t do it now, it won’t get done. Many of you commented on and gave suggestions on... Read more

  • Just a Normal Thur.

    1/5/2017 4:56:41 PM, by HAS2BEME

    Just a normal day for me. Did my work out and have been eating good.... Read more

  • Steamfresh Riced Cauliflower!

    1/5/2017 8:45:25 AM, by BETHUMZ

    Talk about easy lazy goodness! I don't know about you but I've been hearing about riced cauliflower everywhere and thinking that I need to try that but I don't own a ricer and heck if I keep forgetting to actually buy a head of cauliflower when I go to the store, etc. Well, my excuses are... Read more

  • A New Year; A New Me

    1/5/2017 6:07:00 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    This year I am really working on myself...my inner self as well as the self others see. God has pointed out to me some persistent sins that involve my failure to be totally honest with people...and with myself. I'm finding that my first line of defense against this type of behavior is my own recog... Read more

  • Feeling Good

    1/4/2017 5:55:55 PM, by HAS2BEME

    I am feeling good today. I ran all over the place during my little break but was not feeling that great. After doing my work out today I feel so much better. Thank you Sparks.... Read more

  • Tough Road

    1/4/2017 4:20:22 PM, by _LINDA

    My journey to health and fitness has been jammed with challenges right from the start. I have always enjoyed exercise, moving, hiking from an early age. But I was also cursed with having RA from age six. So there were many peaks and valleys. The lay offs from flares and countless surgeries. The... Read more

  • Been gone 13 days

    1/3/2017 6:23:00 PM, by HAS2BEME

    I have been gone 13 days I got busy with Christmas and then the day after Christmas I flew back home to go to my Uncles Funeral. Got home late Thur. night and left early Sat. Morning to head to Santa Clara CA because we went to the Seahawks VS 49ers game. It was a great game and we had great seats... Read more

  • 2016 RIP, Welcome 2017

    1/2/2017 11:32:55 PM, by 4CYNDI

    So, I've been thinking.... and thinking... and thinking, but not doing. Last year was... rough. I gained back most (but not all) that I had lost. I haven't been this heavy since 2006. This does not make me happy. I have been lethargic and sedentary. I haven't been making the healthiest food ch... Read more

  • January Jumpstart and Health Tips

    1/2/2017 9:59:47 PM, by _LINDA

    The New Year started off the same as the old year went out -in the deep freeze. It was -34º C (-30º F) this morning so once again confined to the home. I freely admit I was slacking off staying at Mom's. Too much TV (I don't have one at home so was catching up on movies). I sat most of the time,... Read more

  • As promised, Pictures from Christmas Eve, etc.

    12/30/2016 5:41:28 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Good Morning, hope everyone has a wonderful day today, stays safe and warm. Below are some pic's from Christmas Eve. Hope they make you smile. Melissa, Lilly and Grayson Lilly, Grayson and me Our Christmas tree (it's been 3-4 years since we put one up) Lilly with one of her presents... Read more

  • Then and Now

    12/29/2016 5:16:03 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    In this bout of weight loss spanning from 2015-2016 I've lost 48 lbs.. There was one other time--in 2010-2011 when I had lost a significant amount also. The major difference is that back then I was hooked on exercise. I did Walk Away the Pounds with good old Leslie...I lifted weights ...I walked, ... Read more

  • Rough end of year

    12/29/2016 5:00:10 AM, by PURPLE0906

    It's been pretty rough lately. First my neighbor Marie's friend Lucia's husband, Vince died, then Marie's brother in law, Guy died, then Lucia's brother, Guido died and then a friend Rose Ann lost her sister in law Kathy. I feel so bad, it's all in one family in the past month. Karen (Pat's mom) ... Read more

  • Daisy's Bath Time

    12/29/2016 12:45:20 AM, by _LINDA

    Mom has to get in first so Daisy will follow: Hooks her in securely, while she says 'no mama, do I have to ??' "What? You are going to use their generic shampoo???" 'I REALLY don't wanna!!' 'Get your butt over here!' 'Rescue me, buddy, will you?' ... Read more

  • Rewriting negative self-talk

    12/28/2016 4:45:32 PM, by SHINING_ON

    I like to think I'm not a terribly negative person as a rule. I tend to find hidden silver linings, look on the sunnier side of life, annoy others with my endless optimism. That is, where anything not concerning myself is concerned. I'm very negative about myself, unfortunately. I lack co... Read more

  • Home again

    12/28/2016 12:32:23 AM, by _LINDA

    An entry into a contest for a New Year's Facebook party in one of my health groups... I always try lol. Don't expect to win. I enjoyed my visit to my sister's, it was nice my niece cooked some awesome stuff for us. I couldn't eat much of it though. it was very, very hard t... Read more

  • My First Christmas post WLS

    12/27/2016 10:12:04 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well the first Christmas Challenge post weight loss surgery is in the books. It was not a complete success but not a failure either. Fort the most part I stayed on plan. But in my not so infinite wisdom I decided to eat a small pecan tart. This was not a great idea as I was miserable for more th... Read more

  • holiday gain

    12/27/2016 7:14:06 AM, by LOISALLEN

    is it possible to gain 4 pounds over 4 days? Seems like a lot. well, on to better decisions for the rest of the week ... Read more

  • Making Progress

    12/24/2016 12:29:59 AM, by SBECKER526

    My husband had his medication sensipar increased to a 90 mg tablet per day. He began to have splitting headaches, nausea, and other problems. The doctor kept him on the he medication despite his complaints for over 4 months. My husband also had a fall and thought that he had a concussion. Bob w... Read more