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  • Quick Update

    5/12/2017 2:56:14 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Boot camp starts Monday! I'm trying a new medicine, lamictal, for my bipolar. So far so good! Sorry I haven't been blogging much. I'v... Read more

  • Whoa!

    4/26/2017 8:40:09 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I woke up today and I was back down to 391.4 :) OKAY, maybe it was just water weight. That means I only have 3 lbs to lose to be back to where I ... Read more

  • 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

  • 6 years on SparkPeople - A retrospective.

    4/22/2017 11:05:41 AM, by JTAMSYN

    I realized today that it will shortly be 6 years since I joined SparkPeople. A lot has happened. I started it with the goal of starting my thirti... Read more

  • Weigh In, Is water the culprit?

    4/16/2017 12:20:58 PM, by AIMLESS07

    4/9/17 200.4 lbs Chest-38 Waist- 31.5 Hips-39 Butt- 44.5 Thigh- 22.5 Calf- 14.5 Arm-13 4/16/17 199.8 lbs (-.6 lbs) ... 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

  • Weigh In 4/9/17

    4/9/2017 10:20:12 AM, by AIMLESS07

    4/9/17 200.4 lbs Chest-38 Waist- 31.5 Hips-39 Butt- 44.5 Thigh- 22.5 Calf- 14.5 Arm-13 My measurements aren't terrible as compared when I was at... 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

  • 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

  • Why can't I be happy where I am?

    3/29/2017 12:05:22 AM, by AIMLESS07

    That was me at about this time last year. The sli... 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

  • Excited!

    3/23/2017 11:59:44 AM, by MSSYMPHONY

    Most people equate loss as a bad thing, with the exception of weight loss! For the past two months, I have been losing weight and feeling great! ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Become who you are....

    3/11/2017 3:50:06 AM, by ANNA19871

    "Become who you are", a great quote for me today as I have been really struggling with my motivation this week! On the plus side...I am still al... 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

  • Two steps forward one step back

    3/4/2017 2:52:21 AM, by ANNA19871

    I was doing so well! Into a solid routine, eating healthy, really killing it! I had a cheat meal last friday and was straight back on the straigh... Read more

  • Midwinter Break

    2/20/2017 7:24:48 PM, by MORETHANAMOMOF3

    This week is midwinter break for my son. So I get to spend all day with all three kids, all week. Plus, my husband is working 1st shift all week ... Read more

  • Been gone for way too long.

    2/19/2017 11:22:24 PM, by AIMLESS07

    Yup, I am still here. Still kicking. Still a busy bee. So last year I hit over 200 lbs. While not absolutely terrible for my 6'1" frame, it ... Read more

  • Turning 30 and other natural disasters

    2/9/2017 7:18:09 PM, by ANNA19871

    As always life is full of ups and downs and trials! Feeling a bit emotional about turning 30 next week - especially as I didn't want to be up at ... Read more

  • How is your January?

    1/26/2017 6:33:51 AM, by AROCHFORD

    Just like that January is almost finished. Did I do everything perfectly in January, no I did not. Did I get back each so far yes I have. Work st... Read more

  • The Day I Followed My Heart!

    1/19/2017 7:04:46 PM, by TMA1913

    Happy New Year Everyone! I am definitely trying to get back on the right track! I have been on a yo-yo, life...etc... I will be bloggi... Read more

  • Injured, but lessons learned

    1/16/2017 10:38:28 PM, by MORETHANAMOMOF3

    So last Sunday my back started to hurt. I didn't really think much of it. Over the next few days the pain got worse and went to my hip. I continu... Read more

  • Hi still going

    1/14/2017 7:57:10 PM, by AROCHFORD

    So I am still exercising. Eating too many calories unfortunately. Hopefully I can reign that in soon. I was exercising today and my daughter love... Read more

  • Back to work

    1/5/2017 5:11:21 AM, by AROCHFORD

    Hi guys, Well I am back out to work. The kids are still in holiday mode but I have resumed cooking fresh meals everyday to feed the family. ... Read more

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