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I haven't changed. Much (pictures)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I was looking through my computer today and I found a picture of me, doing Karaoke at Christmas time a few years ago. I took a picture of me today. 64 pounds difference. Holy Cow! (Yes I chose those words carefully! LOL).

It is fun to see the comparison and see progress!!! Here ya go!



And today:

  
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MICKEYMAX 3/25/2011 8:32AM

    Woo hoo!

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SHERLYN-WILL 3/23/2011 11:15PM

    WOW now this really tells a story! 64 is so much to lose... I am proud of you! YOU look gorgeous!

You look like you grew a foot too! LOL

Tall and thinner! YAY!

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SLIMGOODY160 3/20/2011 8:40AM

    Atta girl!! You look marvelous!

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MAIA2011 3/18/2011 3:03PM

    If I'd been drinking out of the toilet, I might have been killed.



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CELLISTA1 3/18/2011 2:34AM

    Jan, what I love about you is that you are cool and fun at any size.

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GRACEISENUF 3/17/2011 2:04PM

    AWESOME!

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KAMAPERRY 3/16/2011 11:20PM

    Wow, awesome!

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THREEE 3/16/2011 8:53PM

    you just lOOk much more comfortable in your skin...your 'after' microphone, tho, leaves something to be desired...

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MELYMEL22 3/16/2011 1:37PM

    look at your neck and face! wow, beautiful job. keep it up!

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XIMERAGREY 3/16/2011 12:50PM

    You're looking great!

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SARAH_HOPE 3/16/2011 11:57AM

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Progress pictures are so exciting! You are looking great!

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LESLIES537 3/16/2011 11:37AM

    Holy transformation Batman!! All of your hard work is paying off and it definitely shows! Nice work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KERSTIN814 3/16/2011 11:21AM

    Wow, keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to all of us!

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    Great job! emoticon emoticon

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BJW-FARMGIRL 3/16/2011 10:26AM

    Woo hoo, Mama! Terrrific!

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FITMOMTO4 3/16/2011 10:11AM

    Looking Good! Way to Go!

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DEEDEE1102 3/16/2011 10:03AM

    Wow! You are doing great! emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 3/16/2011 9:44AM

    Oh, yes! Definitely awesome! Look at you all hot and gorgeous! And look! You can't even take a photo without your hydrating water close by!

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STEPHANIE0982 3/16/2011 9:14AM

    Awesome!!

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SCROSS6 3/16/2011 8:45AM

    Looking good!

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DIANNADZ 3/16/2011 7:50AM

    Way to go!

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/16/2011 7:18AM

    Lookin' good mama!!! :) GREAT JOB!

- Michelle

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/16/2011 6:45AM

    Jan you look amazing! So much younger!!!!! Congrats girl. You earned it and I am so proud of you.

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    Oh babe! You look awesome! What a difference!!! emoticon

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HEALTHIERTINA 3/15/2011 10:15PM

  You look amazing. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 3/15/2011 9:03PM

    Wow Mama! WAY to Go! You keep going and you are gonna catch me for sure!!! emoticon

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SLFRISBEY 3/15/2011 7:44PM

    Daaaaaang hot mamma! Keep up the good work! :)

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NTSOHLTHNT 3/15/2011 6:47PM

    Holy s.... what an awesome difference!!!! :-)
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what a difference!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/15/2011 5:40PM

    You look AMAZING!!!! I love looking at old photos now (if I can find any) to see how far I've come. Keep rockin' it!

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KIBAISREADY 3/15/2011 5:36PM

    Well Done Ma'am!.. Wishing you continue success... emoticon

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 3/15/2011 5:04PM

    hot mama!

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KIYOSHI04 3/15/2011 4:54PM

    amazing!! you look absolutely fantastic.

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CYBERQT 3/15/2011 4:52PM

    WTG!

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BADASSBLONDIE 3/15/2011 4:44PM

    I never realized how beautiful you are. Seriously. WTG, doll!!!

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RIGBY31 3/15/2011 4:41PM

    Oh yeah, you're totally getting your groove on! What a difference!!
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ATREAT4ME 3/15/2011 4:37PM

    I'm officially in awe of you. Wowsers!


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    Wow! You look amazing! emoticon

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DAISY443 3/15/2011 4:35PM

    Here's the really great thing, you are fun loving and inspirational. The weight loss is great, too!

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COLONELSGODDESS 3/15/2011 4:35PM

    emoticon You look really great! Way to go & thanks for sharing your progress!

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New member....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hey guys, go check out a new spark member:
LAURENXOXO23
She is like one of my kids and she wants to get into better shape. She is adorable and I know she will benefit from all your wisdom and support!

  
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THREEE 3/16/2011 8:51PM

    are you movin' in on MY territory, mama?!?
WHO is the pimp around here? maybe i can add her to MY stable... emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 3/14/2011 11:51PM

    stopped by/done deal, she's a beautiful young lady
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KAMAPERRY 3/14/2011 10:33PM

    Welcome!

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MAMADWARF 3/14/2011 10:30PM

    SHES BEEN RUNNING AROUND WITH KADY SINCE THEY WERE LITTLE GIRLS. WE ARE ALL GOING ON A CRUISE FOR THEIR 21ST BIRTHDAY. THEY HAVE BEEN BEST FRIENDS SINCE THEY WERE BABIES!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 3/14/2011 10:28PM

    just added her

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/14/2011 10:13PM

    Lol she is gorgeous! Apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

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MAMADWARF 3/14/2011 10:11PM

    She really is too cause I bet she isnt 5' tall! we always call her midget... in a loving way of course! she is tiny!!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/14/2011 10:07PM

    Woot! A baby dwarf! On my way!

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Update on stuff

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hi guys. Just a quick update on stuff.... Kady is doing better every day. She has gone through the last 3 days without crying so that is progress! Her bag has leaked twice and we have had to do emergency changes which has been very upsetting. SHe has had 2 home health nurses come (and not do anything) and then that night after they left, her bag leaked. I am not a happy MOM about that and someone will be either stepping it up or getting an earful.
She needs help to be able to do this confidently and she has not been getting it.

Anyway, Frank took the RV today and went to watch a race with a bunch of guy buddies. They will have fun, eat hot dogs and drink beer and blow off some steam. I am happy he went. One of our friends is facing colon cancer (the same guy who's wife just died suddenly!!) so it will be good for them to all be together.

Im not doing anything fun today but I COULD if I wanted to and that is a great feeling. We will see. Maybe Stitchy and I will go for a walk or I will go buy a new book for myself.

Hope you all have a great weekend and treat yourself kindly. Cause you are worth it. Oh hey, shout out to San Diego John who is running tomorrow... Go John, GO!!

  
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BADASSBLONDIE 3/14/2011 3:14PM

    I'm glad to hear she's doing better. I hope they get the leaking figured out and handled. *hugs*

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CINDYLUFUS 3/13/2011 4:11PM

    From a nurse who has done alot of bag changes: skin prep, then powder, then the paste ......paste is your best friend when applying the new set up. And applying enough warmth from your hands to get everything to adhere to the skin. Sounds like she is adapting well :) Keeping your family in my prayers!

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GRACEISENUF 3/13/2011 12:01PM

    Thanks for the update on Kady Jan.
Love and hugs to all of you!

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/13/2011 9:48AM

    Oh goodness - I hope you get those home health aides to step up and help out the RIGHT way! I'm happy to hear Kady hasn't cried in the last 3 days, but I'm sad that there are issues with help. I can't imagine how frustrated you all are!!

Yay for Frank and getting away with the guys. And I'm soooo sorry to hear about your friend who lost his wife and is now battling cancer. How sad.

There is definitely a lot going on with you all and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Trust in the Lord with all your heart...and He will direct your path. (((HUGS)))

- Michelle

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ATREAT4ME 3/12/2011 11:57PM

    Please tell Kady I think she's a brave woman. I know that if she's anything like her mother, she will soon be reaching out to other folks in similar shoes and cheering them on. What a force your family is. I'm glad your DH can be there for your buddy. Take care!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 3/12/2011 9:41PM

    You are so strong Jan. Big hugs.

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BAYBELIEVER 3/12/2011 9:10PM

    Good news on most fronts! Gald to hear it. And glad to hear that you are taking a little time for yourself.

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RACHGLAZE 3/12/2011 5:52PM

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend! Sounds like you need it.



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MAIA2011 3/12/2011 5:01PM

    Dealing with post-hospitalization care is hard. I'm sorry.

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RIGBY31 3/12/2011 4:51PM

    Sounds like great down time for you this weekend. Glad Kady is feeling better, little by little, and if Mama needs to get rough re: her home health services, well put on your cute little cape and mask and be her superhero (and it will certainly get their attention!).

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THREEE 3/12/2011 3:57PM

    though things aren't going perfectly, it sounds like they are improving...yea!
hang in there, girlie(ho), they'll keep improving ...
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DAISY443 3/12/2011 2:34PM

    Glad to hear Kady is doing better. Get someone in there who knows how to help her with that bag! No excuse for it leaking or for them no being able to properly educate her! Keep up the good work! Hugs to you both!
Carol

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One year on Sparkpeople!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today, I am celebrating 1 year on Sparkpeople.

I was going to write a bunch of facts about how much weight I have lost and how many miles I walked and how many inches smaller I am. These are all important facts but they are not the most important things that have happened to me in the past year.

I found spark people when I googled “free online weight loss programs". When I came on, I decided to “try” it and see what happened. I was not committed, I was just sick of myself. At 291 pounds, I wanted to try but I didn’t really believe I could do it.

I first created a profile and began to log my food. I figured if I could get my eating under control, I could add exercise later, which is what I did. I read blogs. Every day. I became a “Blog Ho”. And every day, I read about someone who had lost 50, 70, or 100 pounds. I read how happy they were, that it was hard but worth it, saw before and after pictures that blew my mind. And I began to blog, too.

I made friends. I learned something from everyone. I was uplifted, encouraged, understood. I remember talking to Dan, aka Clevagal, my first sparky friend who lives in Australia. She got me and I got her. Then Deb (Nederlung) always full of encouragement and practical advice, then Robin (Robinsnewnest) who reached out to me and we had an instant connection. Then my sweet Tricia (Bigmamat) who just fills my soul with sunshine and my dear, honest Ashley (Ashley1977) and my evil twin, Maia (Maia1369) who just delights me beyond measure. Of course, Paula, (Mezzoangel) who inspires everyone, Threee who is my Blog Ho Pimp, HisBlondie with her spunk and her sweetness and Baybeliever who lays her soul bare and powers through , Atreatforme with her sweet, solid support and….. Oh geez, I could just go on and on.

How have I lost 64 pounds in a year? How have I gone from not being able to walk further than my front yard to walking 3 miles several times a week? How have I lost dozens of inches and lowered all my medical numbers and changed my life? Support.

When I was discouraged, I was lifted up. When I succeeded, I was celebrated. When I was suffering, I was wrapped in love. When I thought I was never going to lose another pound, I was encouraged.

Yes I had to do it myself. I had to log my food, believe in myself, go for walks and I do take credit for that. But if I had not had the support of spark and all the benefits of it, I am sure I would have failed. Spark made the difference.

How could I make my goal of 111 pounds in a year? I couldn’t. But I lost 64 pounds in a year and I adjusted my goals. It will take me a year and a half, or maybe 2 years to lose it all but I am ok with that. If I wanted to work harder or cut out more things, I could have done it. But I chose to let my body and my lifestyle lead me and I am really happy with this pace. I am not overwhelmed, I do not suffer and I make progress all the time.

This is a way of life for me now and I can do this forever. I have lost weight on vacation, I have maintained during holidays and severe stress situations, I have gained when cake balls made an appearance in my life at Christmas but I always kept going, I always honestly filled out my nutritional tracker and I honestly update my tracker every Thursday.

How could I fail when my health was on the line, when my family was scared for me, when I was so unhealthy and miserable I was wasting my life?
How could I fail when my friends wouldn’t let me?
How could I fail when I now knew the truth? That is wasn’t always easy but it was always worth it?
How could I fail? I couldn’t and I haven’t. Sparkpeople made the difference. Meeting my friends made the difference. Working the sensible program with all the information necessary made the difference.

How will I get to the next half of my weight loss? The same way. Every day.

If you are just starting, please know you will get there. If you are stalled in your weight loss, remember how far you have come since you began. If you are reading this, then you are part of my journey,too, and you matter to me. You have changed me and I am grateful. Jan

  
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DRB13_1 4/4/2011 3:28AM

    Happy Sparkversary emoticon and THANK YOU for sharing these wonderful reflections! emoticon emoticon

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THREEE 4/4/2011 2:19AM

    i did not realize you actually got the blog award...EX-CELL-ENT!!!

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KIN59VARA 4/2/2011 9:22AM

    Thanks for writing the blog. Happy anniversary, I love your pictures on your page.

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DONNAJZ4241 3/27/2011 7:59AM

    This was a GREAT blog! You are such an inspiration! I struggle on almost a daily basis and knowing you hung in there and lost 60 pounds in a year makes me feel more optimstic. I definitely agree...having spark friends makes the journey more enjoyable and the support I'm able to give and receive makes such a huge difference for me. This is something I didn't have in the past and I know it's what is keeping me going. Congratulations on your first year...keep up the great job you are doing!

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DEBBIE19580 3/26/2011 10:32PM

    hi jan, what a great blog!!! i loved it, who knows better then us how hard this struggle is. congrats again on the loss, and ditchin the smokes. my 1 1/2 yr quit is comin up on monday. your doing awesome. enjoy the rest of your weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CSERF09 3/25/2011 5:48PM

    Wow! Your words are very motivational. I've been a member of SP for over a year, but have been away for too long. You have motivated me to start using the website as it was meant -- to help me in my journey to get healthy!

Thank you!

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HATHCOAM 3/25/2011 10:27AM

  What an absolutely wonderful blog! You are such an inspiration. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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RUNANDRUN 3/25/2011 12:11AM

  such a good blog!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 3/24/2011 2:56PM

    How motivational are you??? VERY!!! I like what you said about THIS being a way of life now--because I sincerely hope that is what is has become for me. I cannot survive without Spark, I NEED to log in my food, my exercise, and my feelings on my blog. I NEED the motivation you other bloggers provide and all the great inspirational message boards and articles on this site. And how do I know this you ask? Because I joined last March. Then in October, for personal reasons, I took down my site. THAT very day I realized I could not continue on this journey alone, and started a new page the very next day. I have not gone without logging in to Spark for even a single day in that time.

Thanks for reminding me of how valuable this site is. That is easy to forget sometimes, since it's 100%, completely, totally, and unequivocally FREE! And, NO, I don't work for Spark!

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DFROMTX 3/23/2011 11:40AM

    Great Blog!! You have come so far and done so well. I have no doubt that you will achieve your final goal.

Spark on!!

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BETSYBEACH 3/23/2011 4:52AM

    wishing you another great year

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LUBAML 3/22/2011 10:52PM

    Congratulations! Happy anniversary! You did great job and I'm happy for you. Keep the good work and enjoy! emoticonLuba

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1TRULYBLESSED 3/22/2011 1:17PM

    Awesome, awesome blog. Congratulations!!
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BADASSBLONDIE 3/14/2011 3:12PM

    *hugshard* I'm so proud of you!

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GRACEISENUF 3/13/2011 12:03PM

    HAPPY 1 YEAR ON SPARK!

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STARPLANET2000 3/12/2011 7:14AM

    Happy Anniversary! Happy 64 lbs! That's an amazing feat you've accomplished. Looking forward to sharing the next year and final 47 pound loss journey with you!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 3/12/2011 7:07AM

    You are ah-maz-ing!! best part "I could have done it. But I chose to let my body and my lifestyle lead me and I am really happy with this pace. I am not overwhelmed, I do not suffer and I make progress all the time. " It reminded me of another quote "We can’t sustain a change in behavior if it leaves us hungry, unhappy, angry, or resentful.
— David A Kessler, MD, The End of Overeating

You have SO got this.. and the best part? You give it to me too.... THANK YOU!
Annie

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CALIKIKI 3/11/2011 10:11PM

    Wonderful blog! Be proud and stand tall! You have earned it!

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BBGYRL4 3/11/2011 8:43PM

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Congratulations Jan!! I love that you didn't focus on the fact the weight that you didn't lose but the weight that you did. Losing 64 pounds in a year is quite an accomplishment and I'm so proud of you. You're amazing Jan, keep up the great work and I'm so glad to have you as a sparkfriend!!

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BIGMAMAT 3/11/2011 7:54PM

    emoticonHappy Sparkversary to you! emoticon

My dear sweet sparkfriend, where do I begin...

I am so proud of you!!!! Congratulations on your success!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thank you for sharing your life with us.
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Thank you for your honesty, for being real, for being you!
I love you for you!
Sending you sunshine emoticon, for your soul, and Love 2 U!!! emoticon

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Wonderful blog and it's such a pleasure to know you! Yes, hanging in there even when loss is slow, is so worth it in the long run! emoticon emoticon

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MAIA2011 3/11/2011 3:13PM

    O! I'm also angry/depressed/sad/jealous that you spelled my SparkHandle wrong, Jan, so nobody can Google me (Maia1369). Hmmph.

You better come to my Irish New Year party on Friday, March 18th, at Lalla's. There might be a big bunch of people there I want you to meet and I still owe you a drink and a steak because you are way more awesome than I THINK I am. (I'm paying 100 for apps and drinks for the first to get there.)

I'm interested in the nachos only so I can be a designated driver if needed (same as my 21st birthday (LOL true story)!)

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STARFISH619 3/11/2011 2:23PM

    Happy emoticon!!!

What a wonderful and inspiring blog. I know you'll make your goal all in due time. You have made amazing progress and will keep moving forward.

Thanks for the motivation and keep up the great work. :)

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CALLIKIA 3/11/2011 9:22AM

    You are beautiful and I absolutely *love* this blog. You're right - it's the support that gets us through when our own motivation fails us. Happy Sparkversary, my dear! And here's to more supported months of progress!

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PJH2028 3/11/2011 7:46AM

    A beautifully written tribute to all that I too have experienced, and moreso to the so beautiful and inspiring person that you are. Happy Sparkiversary 2 u!

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EMMANYC 3/11/2011 7:41AM

    Happy Sparkaversary! What a great blog!

Your lines "When I was discouraged, I was lifted up. When I succeeded, I was celebrated. When I was suffering, I was wrapped in love. When I thought I was never going to lose another pound, I was encouraged." - That's a recipe for how to treat those around us, isn't it?" I'm going to save that in my recipe collection and make sure I make it regularly for my family, friends and colleagues.



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PUNZIE73 3/11/2011 6:56AM

    Quoting you:

"When I was discouraged, I was lifted up. When I succeeded, I was celebrated. When I was suffering, I was wrapped in love. When I thought I was never going to lose another pound, I was encouraged."

I needed this. I've been mentally stagnant. I know it's super amounts of stress from my job, but at least I'm being honest with myself. Usually I'd bury my head in the sand and pretend I didn't know what I was doing to myself. So thank you for reminding me that my Spark Family is what's gonna make the difference this time. Oh, and Happy Sparkeversary!

-Lea

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MESEATURTLE 3/11/2011 6:42AM

    super cool blog!!!Happy sparkerversary!!!!!!!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 3/11/2011 6:37AM

    Happy Anniversary a day late (dangit!) I hate being wrapped up in my own psychobabble drama. I am so proud of you and honored to know you Jan. You are the definition of unfailing support and are a shining example of perserverance. Thank you for being my friend. Today, I celebrate you.

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ATREAT4ME 3/10/2011 10:46PM

    Well, you took my breath away. Now give it back and in exchange I'll return the new crop of goose pimples I have all over. Wow, Jan, I think that is categorically the best 1-year SparkVersary blog I've read. And, I agree 100% with you. Yes, we are each doing our own work yet we would each be less successful without the whole.

Congratulations on your 64 pounds. Congratulations on a year of Sparking.

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ATREAT4ME 3/10/2011 10:46PM

    Well, you took my breath away. Now give it back and in exchange I'll return the new crop of goose pimples I have all over. Wow, Jan, I think that is categorically the best 1-year SparkVersary blog I've read. And, I agree 100% with you. Yes, we are each doing our own work yet we would each be less successful without the whole.

Congratulations on your 64 pounds. Congratulations on a year of Sparking.

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TERRYT55 3/10/2011 8:53PM

    Happy Sparkversary! Congrats on all those pounds gone forever!

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CELLISTA1 3/10/2011 7:41PM

    Your honesty, your humor, and the way you cope with life's ups and downs has been an inspiration to me and many others. I'm so glad you're here!
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SEESTARS 3/10/2011 4:52PM

    Happy Sparkversary!!!

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RUNNER12COM 3/10/2011 2:57PM

    What an amazing blog entry to read. Happy Anniversary to you!

SDJ

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 3/10/2011 2:44PM

    Congrats on your 1 year mark and so glad you have found a place to call home! Keep up the great work!

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LILLYPILLY24 3/10/2011 2:39PM

    Congratulations on one year sparking. You're amazing, and so are so many people here.

Great blog!

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MAIA2011 3/10/2011 2:11PM

    Well. That blows my first blog way out of the water, Jan!


I am sick to death of your bull@#%^

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RIGBY31 3/10/2011 12:57PM

    Your words are MY journey! Spark, and definately being your friend, have made the difference... it helps me work it longer, harder, daily. You have been a terrific inspiration because you live a lively life (including The Captain!), find the humor, and search your soul. And you share. Thank you Jan!
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LESLIES537 3/10/2011 12:02PM

    Wow, what an awesome Sparkversary blog! So inspiring! A big congrats on all of your success! Your health thanks you!! (as does every Sparker who has been lucky enough to read this and to know you!)

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JHADZHIA 3/10/2011 11:40AM

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Well done Jan! You are getting into a healthy lifestyle the smart way, one slow step at a time and taking each day as it comes.. The slower losers tend to keep it off better. The support system on Spark people is incredible and is what keep s a lot of us going. That you lost weight on vacation is fantastic!! I sure wasn't so good and I am on maintenance..
Keep up the great work and I look forward to your 2nd anniversary and some before and after photos!
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LCHADBOURNE 3/10/2011 11:11AM

    Happy Sparkiversary! Great blog and so true. The support here can sometimes make all of the difference! emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/10/2011 10:58AM

    Happy Sparkversary!! GREAT BLOG! I loved it! :) As always, you made me smile. YOU ROCK!!

Have a GREAT day! ((((HUGS))))

- Michelle

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JAMGIRL8 3/10/2011 10:56AM

    Happy Sparkversary, thank you for posting, those of us just starting out "again" need to hear from winners like you. So proud of you!

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EMSJOURNEY 3/10/2011 10:47AM

    what a great blog! i do love the statistic blogs, but this was QUITE refreshing! you've come a long way baby! happy sparkiversary!

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HEALING_LORI 3/10/2011 10:45AM

    Happy Anniversary Jan!!! You have done fabulous and continue to spark others to do the same! I love SP and don't know where I'd be if I hadn't found it either! Tracking and info on the site are great but SP friends are what keeps us going! I look forward to our continued journey together! Lot's of love!
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OHSOCOOLLISA 3/10/2011 10:41AM

    HAPPY SPARKLEVERSARY! YOU ROCK! I hope your ankle is ALL better and (you and)your family is healthier too. You have created your success and are a real live SUPER HERO!!! (However, I am not sure capes are safe in all flying areas...LOL)

I am looking forward to your adventures this year.

All the best!

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SASSACAIA 3/10/2011 10:40AM

    Happy Sparkaversary!! Congrats on your successes and your wonderful attitude!

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SKINNYTEXAN9510 3/10/2011 10:38AM

  Great blog! Congratulations on your progress! It really is the wonderful people here who make this place so awesome!!!

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Sunday and getting back to "normal"

Sunday, March 06, 2011

We got home yesterday and it feels great to be back. Kady is doing ok though she has a LOT of healing to do. She is gonna do great.

My ankle is healing and I am doing ok with my brace.

I am getting back to less medical and more weight related blogging. It was very helpful to have you all here for me during last week. Thank you.

I did read some of your blogs and I am back now so let me know what's going on with you guys.
Oh yea, I weighed today and am exactly where I was when I left for Hospital on Monday. I am very happy with that.

  
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BIGMAMAT 3/8/2011 8:04AM

    So proud of you for maintaining! Since Robin sent hugs from NC, I'll send love from WV. emoticon

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MAIA2011 3/8/2011 3:46AM

    LOL @HIS_BLONDIE.

Jan, I just wonder if you ever get tired of being AWESOME!

(I'm also glad all you guys are doing better. I just drove past your town and thought of you.)

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ATREAT4ME 3/7/2011 11:52PM

    Wowsers, Jan! WTG! What an awesome thing to be able to report.

I'm glad Kady is doing ok. She sounds amazing, just like her Mom.

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BADASSBLONDIE 3/7/2011 11:13PM

    holy f*ck wtg on maintaining!!!!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/7/2011 7:05PM

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Take care and be well.

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SARAWALKS 3/7/2011 4:46PM

    Great news! emoticon both of you! emoticon

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LESLIES537 3/7/2011 10:07AM

    Yay for maintaining! Have a great week! emoticon back!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 3/7/2011 7:32AM

    Maintenance in a stressful week is phenomenal. Happy things are looking back up Jan.

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/7/2011 7:29AM

    I'm very happy you're back and all is getting back to normal! I'll continue to pray for healing...for both of you! (((HUGS)))

- Michelle

PS - Weighing in the same as a week ago is a HUGE victory - be sure to celebrate it! :)

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 3/6/2011 11:15PM

    Godspeed to you and your family!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 3/6/2011 7:24PM

    So glad to hear Kady is home and recovering (you, too). Sorry I was not here last week at all... will blog about it later... in midst of health crisis with Bill's mom in NC and this new job... but you guys were in my thoughts and prayers EVERY day even if I did not show it at the time... Please give Kady a hug from her fans along the Carolina coast and let her hug her Mama back for us:) Onward with the makings of your wonderful lives...

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/6/2011 5:47PM

    So glad you're back and Kady is doing well. Happy that you're on the mend too! Take some time for yourself and Kady, you both have some healing left to do. HUGS for you both!

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DAISY443 3/6/2011 5:05PM

    So glad all is going well with Kady andthat you are taking care of yourself! Hugs!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/6/2011 4:51PM

    I am so happy you are back and Kady is recovering so well! I missed you bunches. I'm Ashley news a woman called me insane on my blog about honesty. It's actually kind of funny to me now but at the time I wanted to tear into her like a crazy person. I am proud of myself that I didn't! I would love to send Kady a get well card if you are comfortable giving me your address. Hugs.

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