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  • WLS - My Journey Part 3.5

    5/23/2016 10:15:22 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well the roller coaster ride is nearing the end. This morning I achieved the weight loss goal that the surgeon set for me to be at prior to surgery. So I went into the clinic for an official weight and it was even lower. I love their scale. Usually it is a pound lower than mine this time it was ... Read more

  • Photo of Mom & I with Mike Jr. & Sherry Holmes

    5/23/2016 1:35:36 AM, by _LINDA

    They did their speeches, a little of their history. Then we endured a long cold morning in an over air conditioned room listening to sales pitches of buying and selling real estate, stock options and buying tax liens. Was very interesting. Had a cold lunch of macaroni salad and a ham ... Read more

  • Friday 5/20/2016

    5/21/2016 9:40:03 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Made up my mind no matter what I was going to get outside and get some walking in. It was so nice Friday and the sun was out so John and I went to the Farmers Market around 7:00 am. A lot of the vendors were still setting up so we walked around outside a lot. Bit by bit we did find some things for u... Read more

  • Still sick

    5/19/2016 5:29:50 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Still have the sinus infection. Called the Doctor and he wants me to get an x-ray and did not prescribe more antibiotics. Lilly and now Grayson also are sick with the sinus infection. Really feel bad for them. Seems everyone is getting it. We have had so much rain and the tree and grass pollen has b... Read more

  • Trying to come out of this mood

    5/18/2016 9:21:58 AM, by JANNY316

    I am trying very hard to come out of this mood that I have been in, but honestly, it is not easy. Everyday brings more knee pain, and unable to exercise much at all. I feel like I can't do anything normally. I never thought I would be in this shape before I was even 45 years old! The house... Read more

  • Still big, but not that big

    5/18/2016 6:28:56 AM, by HAWTHER

    One thing a lot of very obese people don't talk about (well, in normal non-delusional, not "fat acceptance" communities) is just how hard being very very fat. You have to constantly be aware of your body size and check if a chair is able to hold you or if its arms will be wide enough to handle your ... Read more

  • Did you know?

    5/17/2016 7:29:43 AM, by PURPLE0906

    The other day I went to one of the web sites that I order things from. They always show a box to put in a coupon code in. So I decided to open another tab in my browser and search for the web site coupons 2016. One site had coupon codes for some of the things that I had ordered. I wrote down the co... Read more

  • Enjoying home

    5/14/2016 3:45:22 PM, by SBECKER526

    It is great to be home. I love sitting at my writing desk and looking out the bay window. Rain is pelting the window. The cat left the window sill and is sleeping by the balcony doors. I tried on a suit I bought 6 months ago. It fits better. The joy of working out each day is great. I ... Read more

  • Not a good day

    5/13/2016 1:06:44 PM, by JANNY316

    I am really having a bad day. My knee, ankle, foot and leg swelled up yesterday after my elliptical workout, and I was in so much pain, I could hardly sleep last night. I am so very discouraged. I was so hoping the surgery on my knee would help me, but I am afraid it has not, and my RA may be fla... Read more

  • Sinus Infection and updates

    5/13/2016 2:32:44 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Been fighting a sinus infection for over a month now. Doctor gave me two prescriptions, but I think with the pollen being so high and all the rain it has not really been helping. Also been watching Lilly and Grayson in between their work shifts and both of them are sick. That does not help either. G... Read more

  • The Game Changer

    5/12/2016 6:03:22 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    The air was crisp, the first rays of morning light peeked over the tree covered mountains. I pulled the laces of my sneakers tight, grabbed a bottle of water and headed for the door. I did a few stretches and then set out. As I crossed the two mile mark on my walk, I recalled the days when I coul... Read more

  • Week 12 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    5/10/2016 10:34:07 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    I am so happy to report that I have been released from the walking boot. I have 6 weeks in a neoprene ankle sleeve to go. My foot is much weaker than I thought it would be. The sleeve is mostly to keep me from rolling my ankle until it gets stronger. I was able to get into the pool and do... Read more

  • 22

    5/9/2016 4:16:35 PM, by QPONDEALER

    Back at it. Hoping my health will cooperate. I stayed the same this week but my clothes are liking much looser on me? Got spin/cycle class dine a nd worked my shoulders and tris. Loading up on protein and trying this acv stuff out. This is going to be a great week!... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 3

    5/9/2016 1:40:12 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Okay I have not blogged for awhile but mainly because there really was not anything new to blog about. I had the psych eval and attended the required Group Nutrition classes. I Met with the surgeon this morning and am 4 pounds away from where he wanted me to be prior to surgery. He is submit... Read more

  • BAck to Life

    5/8/2016 4:37:15 PM, by JANNY316

    Finally had my knee surgery on April 7th, and two things; first a tree fell on our home while I was in surgery. Not good. Did a great deal of damage. And I haven't got the results from my surgery I was looking for. Still having pain and swelling some, so a knee replacement will be in future, jus... Read more

  • Ugh

    5/6/2016 12:22:46 AM, by QPONDEALER

    My body isn't happy right now. I'm having unexplained tremors and shocking electric like feelings racing through me. Listening to my body and choosing to take some down time!... Read more

  • My heart and prayers go to everyone in Fort McMurray, Alberta

    5/4/2016 2:58:32 PM, by PURPLE0906

    A Canadian oil-sands town is on fire; 80,000 residents must evacuate www.reuters.com/article/us-can
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  • 5/4/2016

    5/4/2016 8:47:29 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I did go see my Doctor, had a really bad anxiety, panic attack driving there. I waited approx. 2 1/4 hrs which did not help. I gave him the papers for the insurance company and will call today to see if he completed them. I am also fighting a sinus infection so he gave me 3 prescriptions. He also ch... Read more

  • BLC30 Results

    5/4/2016 6:47:15 AM, by BKWERM

    I lost 7.4 pounds during BLC30 and here are my before and after measurements: January Chest - 39 May Chest - 38 January Waist - 37.5 May Waist - 36.5 January Belly - 46 May Belly - 42 January Hips - 46.25 May Hips - 45 January Thigh - 23 May Thigh - 21.25... Read more

  • Cough & Ear Update

    5/4/2016 6:46:15 AM, by BKWERM

    I had my ENT appointment yesterday. After waiting an hour and a half in the waiting room and getting more and more anxious about the whole procedure, I was finally let into the examining room 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment. The doctor told me as I was getting ready for the tube inse... Read more

  • 11 Weeks - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    5/3/2016 11:19:37 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    4 more weeks have gone by. I have been doing well in physical therapy. Yesterday, I actually walked in a shoe on my left foot at PT. It felt weird but no pain. I am almost completely without nerve pain now. It's only a swath above my scar on the top of my foot that's sensitive now. I am able ... Read more

  • Day 16

    5/3/2016 10:56:46 AM, by QPONDEALER

    Day 16. It's national Rheumatoid arthritis awareness month. I'm fighting back against RA! LEG DAY and ELLIPTICAL workout... Read more

  • 15 of 70

    5/2/2016 11:38:02 AM, by QPONDEALER

    Day 15. I'm down another pound. Feeling frustrated that I'm only losing a lb a week but I'll take it. I think I'm seeing changes in my body ... stomach is getting flatter. . . So hopefully I'm building muscle at the same time. Switched day 15 and 16 around so not to do spin class and legs on t... Read more

  • 15 of 70

    5/2/2016 11:37:54 AM, by QPONDEALER

    Day 15. I'm down another pound. Feeling frustrated that I'm only losing a lb a week but I'll take it. I think I'm seeing changes in my body ... stomach is getting flatter. . . So hopefully I'm building muscle at the same time. Switched day 15 and 16 around so not to do spin class and legs on t... Read more

  • 5-01-2016

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

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

  • 11 (late sorry)

    4/29/2016 1:51:32 PM, by QPONDEALER

    Yesterday was a rough one but I fought through and I'm so proud of myself. EACH time I fought through the ruff moments and stock to my commitment I find I believe in me a bit more and my trust in myself is GROWING. I'm truly hoping to shrink this well but even if I don't I'm happy I'm GROWING!... Read more

  • 12 DEAR BEGINNERS

    4/29/2016 1:48:26 PM, by QPONDEALER

    Day 12. I've moved from I want to do this to I can do this... even beginning to believe I Will do this. Dear beginners, the work DOESN'T get easier.... greatness doesn't come from easy. If you are in that period of *man this sux* or *please tell me this gets easier* PLEASE HEAR THIS it doesn't b... Read more

  • quiet times

    4/28/2016 4:04:45 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying a time of planning. I will be facilitating a discussion on the book, The Faith Club for our residents. My team consists of Barbara Hetrick, Chaplain Carl Wenzel, and me. We will present this program to the residents at the May Town Hall. I am very happy to be involved. I have ... Read more

  • Day 10

    4/27/2016 11:53:07 AM, by QPONDEALER

    Back at the gym. So glad the weather is not severe today and I can use all the equipment at the gym for shoulder day. Followed my shoulder workout up with an elliptical workout. I've wanted to do a sprint triathlon for a while now but rheumatoid arthritis has made running to hard on my joints. So... Read more

  • Day 9 (late)

    4/27/2016 11:48:24 AM, by QPONDEALER

    Running late posting this ...ooops. The weather was insane in my area but thankfully not near as bad as predicted. I had to adjust my work out to my home but I got it in. So proud of myself. Now if I can get a better grip on my diet... Read more

  • That time of year again

    4/27/2016 9:27:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    With all the rain I have been noticing the sugar ants inside the house. I don't like using pesticide's. Below is a very interesting article. I do use bay leaves in my kitchen cabinets and have made a citrus solution to ward off ants, other insects and it also wards off mice. Hope everyone... Read more

  • Day 8 of 70

    4/25/2016 2:17:40 PM, by QPONDEALER

    Down 1lb. After all I went through last week I'm thrilled! And feeling blessed. I have my plan for the well and I'm feeling positive. Killed it at the gym. 45 cycle Almost an hour on my chest and tris! It's going to be a great week!... Read more

  • What it Means to Persevere

    4/25/2016 4:40:03 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    The following definitions are taken from an old Webster's Dicitionary Perseverance -1) The act or quality of persisting. 2) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory. Persevere - To persist in any enterprise undertaken in spite of counter influences, opposit... Read more

  • BLC (BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE) IS REGISTERING NOW!

    4/24/2016 9:12:40 AM, by BKWERM

    The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 9+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. During the busy summer month... Read more