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  • New starting weight

    4/25/2017 8:06:31 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    394.2 A gain of almost 6 lbs :/ all of the fast food and maybe the side effects of my medicine contributed to this gain. I think I need to j... Read more

  • I moved!

    4/24/2017 6:33:18 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The move is over! Now I'm unpacking everything. I have 3 weeks until the bootcamp starts, so I'm planning to focus on eating healthy, going to th... Read more

  • Ha!

    4/13/2017 6:05:18 AM, by BANANALEAF3

    Who fell off the wagon with me? Lol But I'm back! I have 6 weeks until vacation and lots of times before the end of the year and I'm ready to m... Read more

  • Low Carb and updated Fast Food Plan

    4/11/2017 8:18:45 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I took a diabetes education class with my friend, Cat! The dietitian there recommended that I try to get 10 servings of 15g carb, or about 150g p... Read more

  • This is hard.

    4/9/2017 7:57:25 PM, by PSWSUNSHINE

    But I guess we all know that.... Read more

  • Packing

    4/7/2017 7:07:13 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    My brother is coming out to help me pack for the move this weekend! For the past 2 days, I've been eating breakfast and sticking to my eati... Read more

  • Weigh-in

    4/5/2017 12:16:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I gained 1.2 lb this week :( I know why. My cravings and portions have been out of control -- from pizza last Wednesday to fast food ... Read more

  • :D

    4/3/2017 12:18:09 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Today I was feeling good so I went a little bit faster at the gym. I managed to beat my personal best on my mile of jogging intervals by more tha... Read more

  • I'm not a great blogger.

    4/3/2017 12:07:47 PM, by PSWSUNSHINE

    My blogs will tend to be short, and boring... but it's another goal of mine to post a blog at least a couple times a week, only because I don't t... Read more

  • Today's challenge - Write a blog

    3/31/2017 3:03:42 PM, by PSWSUNSHINE

    Well this is new. I love writing, but I hate talking about myself. We'll see how it goes. My mini-goal right now is to change my breakfas... Read more

  • Weekly weigh in

    3/29/2017 1:41:19 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm down 2.2 lb this week :D!!! I wasn't perfect (far from it), but I made a lot of good, small decisions. Hopefully this trend conti... Read more

  • Gym day 2 and packing

    3/27/2017 1:39:33 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    A good start to the week! I made it to the gym this morning despite not wanting to go (I guess that's why it helps to have a gym buddy, right? Sh... Read more

  • Moving!

    3/25/2017 11:54:49 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm so happy!!!! I'm going to be moving from this apartment to another one with the same floor plan, in a different building. Why? Because th... Read more

  • Its been a year

    3/23/2017 2:48:23 PM, by GABRIELLASTAR88

    Its been a year since starting my lifestyle xhange an... Read more

  • First day at new gym

    3/23/2017 8:52:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting ... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment wi... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very stran... Read more

  • So far, some obstacles

    3/19/2017 10:22:06 PM, by DANASEILHAN

    I haven’t Officially Started diet-wise yet, though I ate considerably less crap today than I had been accustomed to doing. I guess the crappiest ... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible por... Read more

  • 17 Mar 2017: First post. For real this time.

    3/19/2017 3:07:10 AM, by DANASEILHAN

    So, a long, long time ago (it seems like), I kept a blog called The Low-Carb Curmudgeon. During the time in which I kept that blog, I lost someth... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because ... Read more

  • Freedom: Organic and Internally Clean

    3/15/2017 2:33:01 PM, by DANCERYOGI30

    We all struggle with the internal battle of what we "think" is healthy, what culture "tells" us is healthy, and then the invisible reality of wha... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fi... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating s... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to mak... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/11/2017 5:48:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it ... Read more

  • Day 1 - Measurement Time

    3/10/2017 1:39:54 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now... Read more

  • I need support and Sparkfriends - I'm recommitting to my health

    3/10/2017 11:37:56 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi guys I'm back here on Sparkpeople again after some crazy life circumstances and I feel like I am ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle... Read more

  • On the bad days . . .

    3/8/2017 10:37:36 AM, by SHIRE33

    Tough winter. Read my last entry and that was right before the stress wheels came off. It took me 8 months to lose 32 pounds and three months to ... Read more

  • Mirror Mirror on the wall, I'm the one who can change it all.

    2/27/2017 7:18:35 AM, by PEANUTSMOM96

    No matter what has been tracked for the day it was me who made the choices. No matter who I was with for the day it was me who made the choices... Read more

  • Need to put this on repeat!

    2/26/2017 10:06:45 PM, by PEANUTSMOM96

    ... till I get it right. I thought about everything I ate today but still made bad choices. Read more

  • If you are going to do something, commit to if fully.

    2/25/2017 11:24:21 AM, by PEANUTSMOM96

    A friend of mine posted the photo below on Facebook. It was a hair style suggestion to another friend of ours. I think it was meant as a joke but... Read more

  • Must Drink Water....

    2/9/2017 12:54:16 PM, by BRUNETTE451

    I've been so bad about staying hydrated so my new daily goal is at least drinking 3 bottles of water a day (about 6 cups) and steadily working my... Read more

  • Birthday Goal

    2/6/2017 7:04:51 PM, by RUSSELL1960

    It has been difficult to get back on track for a number of reasons - mostly stress. But I am taking steps to get back on track. I have sixteen ... Read more

  • A Brand New Year

    1/16/2017 11:25:49 AM, by WELPATT21

    I look back at some of the blog entries that I've written. A lot has happened since I started SP. I've lost weight and gained it back...I moved a... Read more

  • 2017- New Year... Old Me

    1/12/2017 9:01:18 PM, by BRUNETTE451

    It has been over 3 years since my last entry, since my last effort to attain my desired body. Over the years, since I joined Spark People I have ... Read more

  • Break Away: It's time to LET GO

    1/10/2017 12:54:59 PM, by DANCERYOGI30

    This isn't a new phenomenon. Fad dieting and falling for nutrition myths are common place in our society. It is very unfortunate and it can lead ... Read more

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