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Shadow Hunger

Monday, February 10, 2014      10 comments

What is shadow hunger? Some call it head hunger, but I prefer to call it shadow hunger because itís just like a shadow. Itís 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

Thursday, January 23, 2014      7 comments

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

Sunday, June 09, 2013      9 comments

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

Thursday, June 06, 2013      5 comments

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

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      6 comments

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

Friday, May 10, 2013      6 comments

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


Tuesday, April 23, 2013      6 comments

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


Sunday, November 18, 2012      5 comments

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      15 comments

Hello, fellow Sparker! I'm Tina. Like so many here, Iíve 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


Thursday, October 04, 2012      5 comments

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?

Monday, September 19, 2011      2 comments

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, but I just HAD to check... Read more

June 3, 2011 - Thank Goodness for SparkPeople!!

Friday, June 03, 2011      5 comments

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!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      8 comments

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!

Monday, January 17, 2011      6 comments

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

Small Successes...One at a Time!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      5 comments

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

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