~INDYGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%7EINDYGIRL ~INDYGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Why There Is No On or Off The Wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182621 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbeb9232-6622-47cd-8494-79d0796f48ad.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2599ce6-78cd-4f20-81d0-06d10fc4e740.jpg"> Keep your plan going... It's not something you can really get on and off of. It's more like a journey. It has its rocky terrain, hills, sandy beaches, and cool springs in the woods... Just keep trekking through, guiding yourself with every choice. What I mean is that it's part of life. You don't get to star... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:50:36 EST "Just" Makes a Huge Difference in Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181420 I've noticed that I use the word "just" a lot. Well, I just had a bagel for breakfast. I just had soup and salad for lunch. I just... Everytime I use the word "just" without actually looking at my tracker first, I go way over. "Just" causes me to minimize the actual value of the food I ate. So instead, I need to leave that word out and say that I had a soup and salad. I need to not eat a bagel solo and pair it up with some protein. Thinking differently will cause my actions to be di... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:34:42 EST Getting Started Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180834 I've been on this journey for 10 years now with great results. Slow results. But, I have discovered that people are just as amazed when you lose and maintain 200 plus pounds in 10 years as in 2-3. I think I'm ready to move on from maintaining. Think is the key word there. So I plan to start out how I started before, tracking my food, making sure to eat from smaller plates, ordering smaller, eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, eating more protein, having healthy fats... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:02:39 EST Cleaning Up My Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178313 I've recently cleaned up my page a bit and gotten rid of the dead SparkFriend accounts that were on it. If I erased you by mistake, I apologize, just send me a sparkmail. Some of the accounts had been dead since 2012! Long process. I wanted to clear things out so that the friends I really know and love can have my full attention. That gets hard to do when you have thousands of friends that you don't even know or who are fly by night Sparkers... here one day, gone the next. <BR> <BR> I a... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:18:04 EST JUST YAY!!! I GOT IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767881 From Wheelchair to Coach in pictures... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l3470052.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l110523103.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2080843010.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1789856272.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2116585984.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l61278817.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:52:07 EST 250 lbs Lost Without WL Surgery/ Crazy Diets PICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282516 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1441955488.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1213392427.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l609132871.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47179362.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l611459399.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l528490827.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l580943561.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:29:18 EST My First Pair Of Jeans In Over 25 Years/ B4 and after http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031529 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l556127355.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l553718314.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me before I started losing weight at 460 pounds and wheelchair bound. <BR> The second picture is me in my new jeans! I haven't been able to wear jeans in 25 years. Woohoo! Thank you SparkPeople for helping me lose 224 pounds without weight loss surgery. You saved my life. <BR> <BR> (yes I know I'm top heavy, please stop writing to me ab... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:43:43 EST I officially lost 200 Pounds today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807740 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l664155279.jpg"> <BR> 460 to 259.2 Woohoo!!! Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:31:22 EST