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DASH update

Wednesday, April 23, 2014      2 comments

Well it's been almost 4 months since Terry and I started the DASH diet. I contracted the norovirus 4 weeks ago so I was very sick for five days. after that I just haven't been wanting to diet. I just want to eat real food. I asked my hubby if h... Read more

DASH update

Sunday, February 16, 2014      3 comments

I've been on the DASH diet for 44 days now. I'm actually doing it for 2 people because my hubby is doing it also. So it's planning and preparing for two every day day in day out. I'm getting burned out!!!! He has lost 32 lbs so far. I've los... Read more

Dashing into 2014!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      3 comments

This year is the year of the Dash Diet. Couple weeks ago on PBS we saw a program by a dietician about the dash diet. This was a diet developed to help lower blood pressure and level blood sugars in diabetics. It also happens to cause weight loss... Read more

Back at the start page

Tuesday, November 12, 2013      6 comments

I say I'm back at the start but I don't know that I have the motivation to start over. Back to my start weight. In the years since joining SP I have lost and gained the same 30-35 lbs at least 4 times. I've read lots of articles here and i... Read more

waiting for rain and Junk Jaunt!

Friday, September 27, 2013      1 comments

It's late evening and I'm waiting for it to start raining. I love rain in the fall. The weather man says its supposed to storm tonight. I'm looking forward to going antiquing with hubby tomorrow. In Nebraska the end of September we have Junk... Read more

Hi from Nebraska it's Sunday afternoon

Sunday, September 22, 2013      2 comments

Yes I'm still here. No I'm not one of the successes on sp. I just got done reading some success stories. I do that once in a while. Looking for inspiration motivation. But I still have a pessimistic jealous side. You know the one that says I ... Read more

Fruitarian diet

Sunday, May 05, 2013      2 comments

I tried this for three months. I am now hooked on fruits, and green smoothies. However I did not lose weight like they say you will. I gained. (Heavy sigh) I've been over worked and stressed at my job again. I am really hating this lab job... Read more

Notes in a jar

Saturday, December 22, 2012      6 comments

I read on Facebook about an interesting idea. Take a mason jar and lid. decorate it. Every time something positive happens write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Start in January and then at the end of the year take them out an... Read more

How much longer?

Saturday, December 08, 2012      7 comments

How much longer will I have to fight this? I got married 12 years ago. I took one look at the pictures from my wedding and it's been a fight ever since to lose the weight. I was 256. I've gotten as low as 222 and gone as high as 288. Today I... Read more


Saturday, October 27, 2012      6 comments

Seriously: somebody sent this to me in spark mail. " I guess I figure if a person wants it enough they figure out a way to lose the weight." As if I Don't want it enough? I've fought and struggled with this my whole f-ing life. I'm feelin... Read more

And still ...,

Thursday, October 25, 2012      5 comments

It's almost November 2012. Another year gone by and I am still trying to lose weight. Still on this site. Still asking: what's the secret to weight loss? Still seeing success in other people and being jealous. As it seems to allude me. Still ... Read more

A Failure, once again

Sunday, September 30, 2012      6 comments

In the last three months I have steadily gained back 15 pounds of weight. I can see it on my tracker. That's enough to make me hate myself even more, as if that were possible. WHY can't I be like the other people I see here and on other places... Read more

Still here struggling

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      1 comments

Just a quick note before work. Yes I'm still here. I have been struggling the last couple of months. Can't seem to stay on the 17DD. And I've gained 5 lbs back. Haven't been working out. But I am still active with outside chores. Don't... Read more

17 day diet progress

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      4 comments

Here's how it breaks down. Cycle 1 lost 12 lbs Cycle 2 lost 7 lbs Cycle 3 lost 5.6 lbs So now I need to decide which cycle to do next to continue to lose weight. I decided to do another round of cycle 3 and see how it goes. Need to keep ... Read more

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