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WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

FIVE POUNDS - wow - cannot believe it - cannot believe it - repeat- cannot believe it! THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs.....vista

This is my friend from California, Jane - my first day there - the ONLY day she felt like going anywhere other than treatments......

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/20/2010 5:29PM

    You must feel great. You certainly look wonderful.
Keep it going. I'm proud of your loss. It's work to lose weight.
Kay

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GINGERBEME1 10/19/2010 7:52PM

    emoticon Thank you for the spark Goodie!

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FISHINGLADY66 10/18/2010 10:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Believe it. Your making progress. emoticon emoticon You are Spark Charged.

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 10/18/2010 2:06PM

    I'm so ENVIOUS!!! You deserve to be proud! I've been trying for YEARS to lose 5 LBs ! I guess I better start "paying my dues" like you obviously are doing. Keep up the good work!!

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THATGIRL07 10/18/2010 11:44AM

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You should be one very proud lady! You did a great job (& were a great friend too!)

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CLAUDECF 10/18/2010 11:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonThat is just wonderful, Vingram! emoticon

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LUCKYGRANNY2 10/18/2010 11:19AM

    Woo Hoo it's party time!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Five pounds is HUGE!!!! Way to go, girlfriend. What a nice picture of the two of you and your friend actually looks happy, too, with you. As I said before, you're lucky to have each other. I have one friend here that I think would do that for me and in these times, to have one true friend is a blessing.

Hugs, Lonna

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KAM520 10/18/2010 11:02AM

  I read about your friend. You are the kind of friend we all need. And....congratulations on your 5 pounds. That is awesome! Keep up the good work. I need to follow your lead!
Kathy

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There's No Place Like Home!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Returned home yesterday after two and half weeks in southern California. Wish I could say it was a fun vacation, but I actually was there to help a friend who is going through chemo and radiation for tonsil cancer. She is now finished with all her treatments and just needs some time to get better.

Haven't had access to a computer except sparodically for the time I was there - she lives on a mountain called Starvation Mountain......no access to anything there! So......it will be a total shock - or pleasant surprise - after manually trying to keep up with food count - to see where I am weight-wise tomorrow morning.

Wish me luck......to say I have missed being on SP would be the understatement of the day!

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FISHINGLADY66 10/18/2010 7:12AM

    I am so sorry about your friend. You did a good deed for her. Welcome back.

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ZEEDRA 10/17/2010 9:36PM

    Vista,
Welcome back!
Sandra

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CLAUDECF 10/17/2010 6:14PM

    Sorry to hear about your friend. But it must have been wonderful for her to have you around. Now start thinking about yourself again! emoticon emoticon

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 10/17/2010 4:29PM

    Welcome back! I never heard of tonsil cancer. It seems like they could just remove the tonsils to get rid of it but I guess it's not that simple. You are the best to take over 2 weeks out of your life to help a friend in need.

I agree that instead of trying to figure out your calories for the last 2 weeks, you could just start over. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Look ahead and not back!

I hope your friend has a speedy recovery with no lasting problems. Will her voice be affected?

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LUCKYGRANNY2 10/17/2010 3:39PM

    Wondered where you were...missed you. Sorry about your friend; it's such a hard thing to go through - you're both lucky to have each other. Take time to rest up and hopefully, you'll get a nice surprise when entering in the info that you've saved. What a good person that you are to even do that under the circumstances that you were in! Good to have you back, Vista!

Hugs, Lonna

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 10/17/2010 3:36PM

    Yes, sorry about your friend, You are a good friend to have gone and helped her.

I would suggest not even t rying to go back and log in what you have eaten for 2.5 weeks. Just start today to e sure you are on the path you should be.
You have a lot of other catching up to do, no need to add to it with something you can not change ( if it was a little more than usual, not saying it was!)


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KAYYVAUGHN 10/17/2010 3:31PM

    I'm sorry about your friend. It takes time for the treatments to work. You are so thoughtful to help out in this situation.

Try to get some rest. We are glad to have you back!

Kay

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OH MY GOSH!

Friday, September 24, 2010

My neighbor gave this picture to my husband yesterday - it was taken 5 years ago. This must have been at my all time high!!!!!!!!! YUCK, YUCK, and TRIPLE YUCK!!!!!!!!



Thanks to SP and my friends.........you are so SPECIAL TO ME!!!!!!!!

  
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FISHINGLADY66 9/30/2010 9:51PM

    These kind of pictures are what memories are made of. They give you motivation to keep on track. Good for you for taking control of your life and your health.

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KAM520 9/27/2010 12:34PM

  Good for you! You are doing so well. Keep it up. When I see Spark People losing that weight it is a big reinforcer for me. emoticon
Kathy

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/25/2010 5:51AM

    You should be very proud of yourself. Work and determination pays off.
Kay

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LUCKYGRANNY2 9/24/2010 3:51PM

    Wow...you've come a long way, baby!! Aren't you proud of how much you've accomplished? You're doing such a great job, Vista and I'm proud of you. You are looking fabulous now!!

Lonna (((hugs)))

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VINGRAM 9/24/2010 2:19PM

    Unfortunately, yes - the cigs are still a part of my life. I have chosen to be cremated......cause I think it is very appropriate that I go up in smoke!!!!!!!

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 9/24/2010 2:00PM

    Is that cigarette still part of your life? I hope not since you're doing so great now! You're definitely a winner at being a loser!!
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Found this on a SP this a.m. - and yes - I am up at 3 again!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Found this - liked it - wanted to share.......it was in an article called diet sabatoge or something like that - this is only part of it.

Ask for help. Keep in mind that your weight-loss needs are unique. Donít expect loved ones to exercise telepathy to know what your needs are. Tell them! Be fair and reasonable, especially with those who share your home. They may be willing to make compromises, at least for shorter periods of time, about what foods are kept and cooked in the house.

Be a grownup. Remember that what you put in your mouth is your responsibility. While others may tempt you, ultimately youíre in charge of your own life. Look at difficult situations as opportunities to flex your newfound control muscles-- and reinforce the idea that youíre not adopting a healthier lifestyle for someone else, but for you.

THIS SPOKE TO ME.......hope it speaks to you, also! Hugs..........vista
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KAYYVAUGHN 9/21/2010 4:57PM

    This is so true. We know what we should do, and we need to make those decisions.
Kay

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FISHINGLADY66 9/21/2010 4:28PM

    Yes!. Thanks for the reminder. I needed this today.

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THATGIRL07 9/21/2010 1:30PM

    Thanks Vista, for sharing!

Yep, ultimately the responsibility lies with us! All the excuses in the world, but only WE are in control of our weight loss....or gain! Plenty of support available to us but the final choice is ours!

I need to be reminded of this time and again. It is so easy to live in denial! Thanks for the wake up call again ;-)

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ZEEDRA 9/21/2010 12:18PM

    Good message, Vista.


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VINGRAM 9/21/2010 8:08AM

    Lonna......who knows? I need to take a friend to get a back shot today - maybe I thought I'd oversleep and forget if I didn't go ahead and get up. I do know I'm getting tired of this routine.....because tomorrow I will be dead on my feet!

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NANCYRUBIO 9/21/2010 7:31AM

    Excellent Speaks volumes to me. It is one the hardest rules to follow. Glad you reminded me of it. emoticon

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LUCKYGRANNY2 9/21/2010 6:55AM

    No truer words were ever spoken. It's so easy to blame others for our inabilites to accomplish our goals when, ultimately, it's up to us alone. Thanks for sharing a grea message. Now, what are ;you doing up again so early?????? Lonna ((( hugs)))

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PICKIE98 9/21/2010 6:22AM

    Right on!

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1NIMUE 9/21/2010 5:23AM

    Interesting......

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SGBR-1 9/21/2010 5:18AM

    Nice blog.

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I can and I have.........

Saturday, September 18, 2010

OK.........so after 40 plus pounds gone.....I'm not there yet......but I'm working on it! So far, I can: actually go up a set of stairs like a normal person - couldn't do that before. It still hurts because I have one knee that has been operated on twice, but I can do it. I can get up off the couch without help from someone else. I can get in and out of my car better.

I have gone from a size 22/24 to a size 14-16. I actually finally bought new bras yesterday. My old ones were causing some problems (48C).......the new ones are 40C.

As "they" say.......I'm not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be!

I'm getting pretty brave.......put a couple of pics of me in a BATHING SUIT on my SP photo album today. emoticon emoticon emoticon vista

  
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FISHINGLADY66 9/19/2010 5:07PM

    Congratulations. emoticon

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LUCKYGRANNY2 9/19/2010 10:38AM

    You have done a fantastic job with your weight-loss, Vista...I am really proud of you. You look fabulous and believe me, I know, that just being able to get up and down stairs easier is a HUGE accomplishment. Knees can really hurt and excess weight doesn't help at all. Keep doing what you've been doing 'cause it sure seems to be working on you, girl!!!!!!

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 9/18/2010 10:12PM

    You're headed in the right direction and isn't it great to have these little victories, like the stairs and the couch? Great job with the new size!!
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ZEEDRA 9/18/2010 8:50PM

    Way-to-Go, Vista! emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/18/2010 6:06PM

    "not where I need to be but thank God I am not where I used to be" is one of the things that got me through my journey.
I always say, "be your own best friend"!!!

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