What is shadow hunger? Some call it head hunger, but I prefer to call it shadow hunger because it’s just like a shadow. It’s dark, it looms around and follows you everywhere, and can be very difficult to evade or eliminate. Shadow hunger can ... Read more
Medical Issues and Weight Loss
For the last few days, I've gone without sleep. None. It's now January 23rd around 1:30am. The last time I slept was Monday, January 20th. I got about four hours of sleep that night. This has to do with hyperparathyroidism, which is a di... Read more
Bariatric Surgery and Weight Regain
I posted this on a new team I've started - Fighting Post-Bariatric Weight Regain. I thought it was worthy of a blog entry, too. Maybe some of you can relate. Maybe some can't. Whether you're pro or con weight loss surgery, just know that we ... Read more
The Joy of Smoothies
What's so great about smoothies? My favorite thing about smoothies is that they're sweet, they contain great vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants! I knew before that I love blueberries! I bought a personal blender, some frozen fruit, some yog... Read more
Praying about a Job
Since September of last year, I've been a stay-at-home-mom. I love staying at home! However, finances dictate that I must return to work. Jarrod, my hubby, and I have prayed about a part-time job that I interviewed for last week. It's with h... Read more
Give Yourself a Do-Over
We all do it. Most of us are harder on ourselves than we are on others around us. I don't know a single person for whom this isn't the case. Today, try to treat yourself with the same tender-loving-care with which you treat your best friend. ... Read more
Thank you to all of the people out there who motivate and inspire us! There are so many Sparkpeople out there who are willing to help people out of the goodness of their hearts, expecting nothing in return. I want to personally thank you all w... Read more
Many thanks to all who took the time to read my blog!! You are so inspirational to me!!!!
It's being virtually surrounded by your guys' encouragement and support and being enveloped in the Love of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ that make... Read more
Weight Loss Surgery - My Experience
Hello, fellow Sparker! I'm Tina. Like so many here, I’ve struggled with controlling my weight as far back as I can remember. I made several attempts with many different specialized diets and attended numerous weight loss programs that were ve... Read more
Talk about changing things up in your life...
On August 31, 2012, I took my last class for my degree in Business Information Systems. It was a long haul, and it feels great to have completed all the classes. If I can get in the testing I ... Read more
Where to start?
Wow! The rally in Fort Wayne on Saturday was small, but it was powerful! Thank you to all who participated and made it such a fantastic success. I LIVE for these rallies! I get so little time to be on SparkPeople.com, but I just HAD to check... Read more
June 3, 2011 - Thank Goodness for SparkPeople!!
Hello, fellow Sparker! I'm Tina. My weight loss (and gain and loss) journey has been fraught with challenges, many of which you have likely encountered, also.
Bariatric surgery was part of my journey at the end of 2004. I had reached a h... Read more
What a wonderful world we have!
The World of Spark is a wonderful place! I've been very neglectful of my beautiful friends who've been so kind and left messages on my page. I want to thank each and every one of you!! I haven't actually been to my page in a long time, and wa... Read more
Spark Rally - Hotel Review - A MUST READ for anyone going to the May 21, 2011 Rally!
When I heard "Microtel" I wasn't really sure what to expect...probably like many of you. The Microtel in Florence, Kentucky was more than I would have thought to expect at a price of $69.99 per night. I'm incredibly pleased to have been able t... Read more
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Small Successes...One at a Time!
Today was a successful spark day. I think I've found my spark again! Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I LOVE SPARK PEOPLE!!!
This was the very first day in weeks that I went without a Pepsi or a Coke. It was a small suc... Read more