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Finally I'm not whining.
I seem to be in much better spirits -- I just rescued a dog and now I have company on my walks, WooHoo.
I've been sticking to the program and I'm proud of that but now that I have Bagel (the Beagle) to walk with me, I'm really encouraged. As ... Read more
Well, I haven't managed to check in, but after a family vacation and dreaded birthday, I'm back on track and back at the weight I started at.
I am going to keep the same goals -- no sugar, consistent workouts, water and healthy foods -- bu... Read more
This Time I'll Make It
I've been haphazard with this site because I just didn't want to face that I flaked out on my weight loss goals after my loss (which at least I've maintained 75# lost.)
I'm going to be hitting a big age mark next week and I want to be at my... Read more
I'm coming back to the program -- I had maintained my weight loss and then due to stress and unconscious eating, suddenly I fell back into old patterns and suddenly, I'm up 6 pounds -- and I am determined to reverse it and get back on the path t... Read more
I Can Exercise
Who would have thought a couple of years ago that I'd be thrilled to hear that I wouldn't have to stop exercising because of an injury? My DH said that's how much I've changed, that the thought of not being able to exercise was upsetting and th... Read more
Made It -- Moving On!
Well, I made it through the wedding, sinus infection, pulled ligament, cousin visit, daughter's visit and baby shower -- WooHoo.
I actually made it and I'm really ready now to take a little time for myself and get myself back to working out... Read more
This week has been a real challenge. I picked up a job to help my friend, who forgot to mention that they would need the job overnight. At the grocery store (that same day), I slipped in water and twisted my foot, hitting the bone and causing ... Read more
Happy Labor Day to all Sparkers -- I'm considering it the beginning of the dreaded holiday season. It starts out slowly with the last picnic/barbecue for the year and for me there's a wedding for my daughter's best friend and then quickly advan... Read more
Made It Through
WooHoo -- I traveled this week and still dropped (just a little). I was so stressed with late airplanes, early meetings, unexpected work with expedite deadlines and working with people who are very stressful to me that I would not make it. The... Read more
Couldn't Do This Without Sparkers
Well, I've been dealing with so much stress, out-of-town work, no internet, computer failure, cleaning out storage and worrying about my mom (broken leg at 82) that I'm just making it through the day and feel like I'm walking on a treadmill -- ... Read more
Well, now there's been a change in my plan, the diet isn't working for me -- I've been taken off of it and put back on maintenance, which is still great because it's 1000 calories a day versus 500 and the plan was making me so tired I didn... Read more
I'm starting the summer challenge and another 35-40 days of the medically supervised meal plan.
I've got my workout bag ready to go and plan to exercise a minimum of 1 hour 3 times a week.
I'm going to journal my food and emotions to keep bo... Read more
I met with my nutritionist and she suggested that instead of a six week maintenance plan, I do thre weeks and then do the stringent, medically-supervised diet again for 30 days. I'm going to attempt it. This has been my most successful attempt... Read more