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It seems that there is a nutritionist who has a theory that an individual's body processes and digests foods differently, so for example even if you eat a so-called healthy food like broccoli (or insert other healthy food here), your body's chem... Read more
Here it is a week before Christmas, and I have already overdone the holiday eating! We went to a Christmas dinner at church; it was catered but everyone brought a dessert. Needless to say, it was soooo hard to pass up all those homemade sweet tr... Read more
A Confession (I've Been A Bad, Bad Girl)
I have been neglecting myself...I had let my prescriptions for my blood pressure and thyroid meds run out, and I confess I haven't been taking them for months!
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Can't Handle Another Summer With Regrets
Well, I thought I was huge a few months ago, but I've put on weight during the holidays. I absolutely HAVE to get some weight off. I love SP and all the support I get here, but I guess I need to not wait for some big motivating moment (like I ha... Read more
New Spark Team for Preemies and Pregnancy Complications
I have started a new Spark team, and you are welcome to join! This is for grandmas and moms of preemie babies, or pregnancy complications in general. Please join if you need love, support, or just want to talk! You'll find the spark team on my S... Read more
It's A Mystery...
It's a mystery: I am amazed that some people I know can literally eat anything they want and never have a weight problem. Or is that just a myth? Can they really eat whatever without worrying about putting on a few pounds? If so, what is their s... Read more
hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy
I have a family member who has been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (not sure of the spelling, it's a complication of pregnancy). This is excessive vomiting (much worse than regular morning sickness), losing weight, and staying dehydrated.... Read more
(Saw this in "Significant Living" magazine and thought my spark friends might enjoy it)
2004: I will get my weight down below 180.
2005: I will watch my calories until I get below 190.
2006: I will f... Read more
Dog Update for Sat., Oct. 3, 2009
Guess what...our dog got to come home from the vet hospital today! YAY! WOO-HOO! Everyone on Spark has been so supportative...I appreciate it more than I can ever say! All the well wishes and prayers certainly did not go unnoticed...thank you al... Read more
Just wanted to thank everyone for their sparkmails, page comments, goodies and well wishes where my dog is concerned. He is still in the pet hospital. I called about him this morning, and they said he had stopped having loose stools... Read more
In The Box
Have you heard the expression about getting out of your comfort zone, or living outside the box? Well, this extra weight I'm carrying has me definitely IN the box. There are some things I will not do this heavy, and some things I will not wear.... Read more
Motivation. Some others words used for it might be: stimulation, provacation, etc. Whatever word you use, it triggers that desire in you to be better, to achieve that goal that you KNOW you can achieve.
For some reason, what time I've been... Read more
There was another July 13 that fell on a Monday. It was in 1992. Our summer day started as usual, but little did we know it would end in tragedy.
I got the call as husband and I were sitting down to supper. "Something's happened to your da... Read more
Name Change From Kygirl47 To Ever-Evolving
I am changing my name! I tried to think of one that would describe how I feel...ever evolving is how I see myself! Not only with weight, but in other ways, too. Later this year I will be having my 50th birthday (Lord willing), and I plan to be t... Read more
(Sigh) Some women just have it all together, and I certainly do not. Something has to always suffer. How do some women look beautifully put together and coiffed, with perfect make-up, perfect clothes, and matching accessories? I am lucky to find... Read more