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  • Feeling Blessed

    12/5/2016 7:40:04 AM, by PURPLE0906

    So far everyone is feeling better now. Been trying to keep myself busy but I still have to lay down after a while due to my neck and back and the medications. I have started taking more vitamins so we shall see if they help. This past Friday I did go to the Farmers Market. Walked a lot and ... Read more

  • Ongoing journey to good health

    12/4/2016 10:30:48 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    I am now 152 days post weight loss surgery. I have been oh so fortunate that I have had a text book recovery. No complications of which I am well aware is normal complications are actually rare when you look at the sheer number of procedures done every day. Since beginning this journey of whic... Read more

  • stress eating

    12/4/2016 10:29:07 AM, by LOISALLEN

    End result of having the stepdaughter come visit . She is into drugs and god knows what else. anyhow, I ended up eating a big piece of apple pie and big carmel roll over the course of three days she was here. On the plus side got to meet new grandson who is 5 months old for the first time... Read more

  • Struggles and Truth

    12/4/2016 5:18:36 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I've been struggling lately...I'm really feeling depressed and am praying not to be swallowed whole by that monster again. I just have to dig my heels in, spend time on my knees...and RESIST. There are 6 factors behind my gloom and each of them alone is enough to make you want to just stay in bed.... Read more

  • heading to the airport

    11/29/2016 1:47:33 PM, by HAS2BEME

    Well I am heading to the Airport to go visit my mom and my twin brother who just got out of the hospital last night. It will be a nice break... Read more

  • They Are Up! Its Down :-(

    11/28/2016 10:07:37 PM, by _LINDA

    Mom and Angus got my new lights up: Love how they look on my workout floor: Mom felt sorry that I missed the cheap trees at Dollarama, so bought me this $16 one: Looks great beside Yoda: Three guys came to look at my radiator, my caretaker, a guy responsible for maintenance... Read more

  • Packing to leave for my moms

    11/28/2016 3:05:40 PM, by HAS2BEME

    Lots to do today. I need to finish packing to go to my mom's I need to find some crock pot recipes and then make them and freeze them so all my husband or son need to do is put it in the crock pot and go to school and come home and have a nice meal waiting for them. If I do not do this they will e... Read more

  • Photo Vignette

    11/27/2016 9:53:31 PM, by _LINDA

    My brother's new pup Bailee: Still water (moon shine in middle of tree): Train passing: Killing frost: My computer desk lights: Yoda is under my bonsai tree: There is a lovely row of old trees along the river near the bridge: The beaver, in all these years, never t... Read more

  • Dropping the Mole

    11/27/2016 8:11:32 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    So I've just rapidly lost about 20 lbs following the death of my mom. Food tasted like sawdust and I had no appetite at all. SO NOW comes the challenging part. "How to maintain and I continue the weight loss without losing ground and regaining. I've been trying to start some new eating habits and... Read more

  • Dragging today

    11/26/2016 3:41:16 PM, by HAS2BEME

    I woke up this morning feeling like someone hit me with a Mac Truck. I went back to sleep for a little while got up and felt a little better but had to push myself to do my work out. It has been a long weekend and I am so ready for it to be over. Or at least for my game to come on tomorrow night.... Read more

  • Feeling better, Thanksgiving Day

    11/26/2016 6:18:57 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Thank you to everyone for your support, prayers and well wishes. I finally felt pretty good on Thanksgiving day and so has Lilly. She still has a cough but doing better day by day. Everyone else is slowly feeling better also. Got up, made some Ginger bread cake (added fresh ginger root) and chewy ch... Read more

  • Black Friday

    11/25/2016 8:34:28 PM, by HAS2BEME

    I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. I hope you survived Black Friday if you went out. I did not go out but I only have two sons and they are adults so I did not have to go out in that the mess.... Read more

  • Temptation

    11/24/2016 12:42:35 PM, by HAS2BEME

    Temptation is a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment, that threatens long-term goals. Remember that temptation will try and break you this holiday season. Just say NO. Push through it and stay motivated... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving everyone

    11/23/2016 7:44:26 PM, by HAS2BEME

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Stay strong and motivated this holiday... Read more

  • In case I'm not around tomorrow...

    11/23/2016 11:27:13 AM, by BETHUMZ

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! Be happy & safe and don't feel the need to eat the entire turkey! ;)... Read more

  • what kind of exercise can I do when I am away from home

    11/22/2016 6:35:35 PM, by HAS2BEME

    I am going to be going to my mom's for a week next week and I am not sure what kind of exercise I can do while i am there. I am going there because my twin brother is in the hospital because his kidneys are shutting down. So I will be busy seeing him. I am also limited for the next two weeks unti... Read more

  • Stomach flu

    11/21/2016 5:44:28 PM, by PURPLE0906

    First, thank you to everyone who responded to my feed, it's greatly appreciated. Still not 100 percent. Only eating crackers, bread. Drinking water, ginger ale and ice chips. Melissa brought Lilly over, she is feeling better, trying to eat but still having those bad stomach pains. She has bee... Read more

  • Hanging in there

    11/20/2016 3:47:47 PM, by BIENKE

    I've been successful with logging my foods. So far I lost 3 lbs since surgery. Spending almost a month in bed and then sitting on my butt for another month made me gain 9 lbs. It's still not possible to do the exercises I like and know how to do. My foot is swollen quite a bit and the incisions are ... Read more

  • Struggling

    11/19/2016 12:13:17 AM, by _LINDA

    Really hurting all over. Just as I was getting ready to leave Mom's, I had another of those horrible foot cramps where it feels like the bottom of my foot has fallen out and is glued to the floor. Yes, its as painful as it sounds. It lasted a good ten minutes :-( I now have swelling on my left ... Read more

  • Have to have Surgery on Monday

    11/18/2016 11:00:05 PM, by HAS2BEME

    Because of my RA i get Rheumatoid Nodules in Aug. ( 4 days after I moved to Sacramento ) I ended up having to go to the ER because my elbow was huge from an infection. I knew that it was infected and was doing what I always do but when I left Crescent City CA it got worse and I was just ignoring ho... Read more

  • A FUN way to get your exercise in - HA!

    11/18/2016 10:35:07 AM, by BETHUMZ

    I don't know about the rest of you but I've ALWAYS been jealous of those kids with the shoes that light up. I mean, I want some too! They didn't even make them when I was a kid. I've even been guilty of telling small children I'm envious of their shoes. ;) Well... now I have my own pair! ... Read more

  • May you Rest In Peace

    11/18/2016 5:23:39 AM, by PURPLE0906
    ies/Guido-Di-Natale/... Read more

  • Keep on pushing

    11/17/2016 4:11:27 PM, by HAS2BEME

    I am very fatigued today but I am pushing through it. I am going to get everything in today that I have to do. I wish that I was just not so fatigued. I have only done 20 mins of a work out but I hope to take a walk around the complex later on when my husband gets home. That should have me on tr... Read more

  • It has been a long time since I have been on here

    11/16/2016 5:19:24 PM, by HAS2BEME

    It has been a long time since I have been on here. I could say my life got hectic and it seems like time has flown by but that is kind of an excuse. My husband retired from the Navy and then we have moved three times since then because he could not figure out what he wanted to do. He did not want... Read more

  • Sadness.....

    11/16/2016 1:40:34 PM, by GAMBIGIRL

    It's coming up, the first anniversary of my mom's death. Plus having more health issues than I thought I had.... Very down right now....... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey ongoing

    11/15/2016 10:25:32 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    So I have a major accomplishment that happened. Prior to surgery I was wearing mainly mens tshirts 3-4X. Women's tops were a tight 4X. Now I am comfortably wearing a women's 1X and that is nice. Mens tshirts are now a L - XL depending on what size is available in the store in the graphic tee I l... Read more

  • Happy Day

    11/15/2016 9:30:18 AM, by GAMBIGIRL

    Well, today i gain more independence in my life. I am having a lift put on my car for my hoverround. I will be able to go almost anywhere i want to....This is not what i expected my life to be though. I do have to be grateful that i had the finances to be able to have this done..... Going to rem... Read more

  • New superpower?

    11/15/2016 9:21:28 AM, by BETHUMZ

    It hasn't rained here in weeks... I mean since Hurricane Matthew! I straightened my hair yesterday... AND IT RAINED. New superpower? LOL I naturally have REALLY curly frizzy hair. It takes special shampoo, conditioner, treatment stuff, a blow dryer and a flat iron to make my hair straight. T... Read more

  • Feeling Blessed

    11/15/2016 6:07:04 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Thank you Jesus for listening to my prayers, and the prayers from friends and family. Miracles do happen. ... Read more

  • Lonely??

    11/13/2016 10:33:36 AM, by GAMBIGIRL

    Yes I am. I get tired of not being able to do much with friends....I hate having these diseases that have taken me out of the game of life.... So yes, I am lonely... Read more

  • Blog blog....What's a blog??

    11/13/2016 10:30:12 AM, by GAMBIGIRL

    Just a day....nothing special. I just have to do my best today to reach towards my goals in every area....... Read more

  • Happy Polish Independence Day

    11/11/2016 1:13:58 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Today is Polish National Independence Day, which is the most important Polish National Holiday. Today we commemorate the Anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918, after 123 years of partitions. In 1918, November 11, General Pilsudski a... Read more

  • Veterans day

    11/11/2016 6:33:27 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Thank you all ... Read more

  • Official weight

    11/10/2016 3:24:18 PM, by LOISALLEN

    I try to keep my official weigh in to every 8 weeks at my rheumatologist. Today I was 177 ... 30 lbs gone. One pound less than my scale read!! I'm always excited to show a loss when I come here because dr has been after me to lose weight for 10 years. He always said it would help my psoriatic art... Read more

  • Stress stress stress

    11/10/2016 3:19:15 PM, by BETHUMZ

    Yes, I'm definitely a stress eater. But I'm fighting it as hard as I can. It's not easy though. Since last Thursday my father has been to the ER twice and on Monday he was admitted to the hospital. He's been there since with cellulitis in his legs again and pressure sores on his butt from sitti... Read more

  • Shocked and Update

    11/10/2016 7:12:41 AM, by PURPLE0906

    In case anyone was wondering why I put in my feed about if you don't have anything nice to say..... I have been a member here since December 2007 and was very shocked when someone I did not know commented a nasty comment on one of my blogs. This was a first for me. Needless to say I reported that ... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey 4 months Post Op

    11/9/2016 1:43:12 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    67 is currently my favorite number. Why 67 you may ask well here is why. Prior to my weight loss surgery, I lost 67 pounds. As of Monday November 7th just a mere 4 months post op I have lost 67 pounds for a total of 134 pounds gone forever. When I lose the next 67 pounds I will be 201 pounds... Read more

  • A day to remember

    11/9/2016 6:38:36 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Congratulations and God bless you Mr. President and Vice President. May God lead you with his wisdom to repair the damage this country has endured. Thank you for even wanting this horrific, messed up, pathetic job! Letís make America GREAT AGAIN. I love America, and I am proud to be an America... Read more

  • LOSS: My weight and my Mom

    11/9/2016 6:22:24 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I just wrote a whole blog...including pics...and it disappeared! I really wish Spark People would save drafts so that if you lose it you can come back to it and finish it....without it being sucked into cyber space. I'm writing today to celebrate the fact that I finally reached my first goal.... Read more

  • One day at a time

    11/8/2016 6:37:14 PM, by PURPLE0906

    First I want to thank everyone for commenting on my blogs. I really do appreciate your comments. Last Thursday (3rd), I went to see the State Doctor for the Mental Part. The morning started out bad, I was a mess. I think it was because for the past 2 days I had been trying to clean and do thi... Read more

  • Finally Will Be Back Online Tomorrow

    11/8/2016 12:31:24 AM, by TAMMYD45

    Oh my everyone. I am so sorry for the long delay in posting. Anywho, I am on tonight to let you know that I will have full internet tomorrow :) I would have had it today but they had to locate the signal and by the time they got to the pole it was real dark and not very safe to be i... Read more

  • bad eating

    11/6/2016 11:28:02 AM, by LOISALLEN

    What a busy week and a half ! Unfortunately i haven't been making wise eating decisions.... like yesterday's half a funnel cake at the craft show.(but it was so yummy) and a couple of fast food days. But I am determined to put it behind me.. this is a new week and I'm going to get back on track.... Read more

  • Of Missed Opportunities...

    11/5/2016 11:01:09 PM, by _LINDA

    There was a great turn out of older members at the club tonight. Ones who have stopped playing or play very little. Our club manager did a fantastic job of encouraging them to come out for this special occasion, the burning of the mortgage 40th anniversary. Imagine my surprise when my mentor Barb... Read more