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  • progress

    9/11/2015 12:51:09 PM, by FUNLOVING15

    Progress has been erratic so I am now seeing my nurse practioner twice a week and the self help group twice a week also. It is either this or get... Read more

  • Today's BP

    9/9/2015 7:53:29 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    114/81 @ Krogers in Lexington. It said "at risk" instead of "high." Yay! I'm SO CLOSE to 120/80. So close!!!!!! (I guess 90/... Read more

  • Balanced Life Challenge - Day 7

    9/9/2015 8:34:57 AM, by SIORANTH

    For today's challenge I need to write down three things I am grateful for. 1. I am very grateful for a waterproof cast on my broken arm beca... Read more

  • Week 7 - Same Again

    9/9/2015 6:42:38 AM, by SIORANTH

    Gained 0.2 pounds so that 1 pound loss last week was probably just a fluctuation and not actual loss. The humidity is killing me. I can't p... Read more

  • Balanced Life Challenge

    9/3/2015 10:41:37 AM, by SIORANTH

    I decided to join another challenge but one not specifically focused on weight loss or exercise but instead focused on general well-being because... Read more

  • Week 6 - Mixed

    9/2/2015 8:35:55 AM, by SIORANTH

    So, this was a pretty exciting week for me! lol I've both good and bad. I lost a pound but I'm not putting much stock in the scale for that ... Read more

  • Week 5 - I'm Alive

    8/26/2015 7:45:27 AM, by SIORANTH

    No change for this past week as far as weight or my habits. I did procrastinate on my upper body ST last week and so I did it today and I'll do i... Read more

  • Week 4 - Gained More

    8/19/2015 4:28:33 AM, by SIORANTH

    My eating was garbage all week. I didn't track everything but I know I overate pretty much every day anyway. I gained almost 2 pounds. I am so di... Read more

  • Sometimes when realization hits, it's not always nice..

    8/17/2015 10:36:27 AM, by SYNKYTTEN

    I was at a cousins birthday party yesterday. She turned 11. Seems like just yesterday she was a lil chunkamonk lol :) And now shes 11 going on 25... Read more

  • Week 3 - Whee...

    8/12/2015 6:56:18 AM, by SIORANTH

    So, I gained weight this week which isn't exactly a surprise since a couple of days were so bad I didn't even bother to track them. I did my... Read more

  • Good news

    8/8/2015 9:49:05 PM, by FUNLOVING15

    Came back from Florida worrying about an operation that I needed but after talking w/some medical people they told me there were other options fo... Read more

  • Week 2 in Review

    8/5/2015 6:38:40 AM, by SIORANTH

    I got plenty of activity in this week between barn chores and biking. I also went fishing a couple times. I got in my two days of strength traini... Read more

  • All bypass preliminary stuff done

    8/4/2015 9:15:57 AM, by SYNKYTTEN

    Finally last month all of my preliminary medical stuff for the gastric bypass was done, I was submitted for approval for the surgery, and approve... Read more

  • Good Starts Need A Good End

    7/30/2015 9:19:46 AM, by SIORANTH

    I start off every day really well. I have a healthy breakfast with lots of protein, veggies, and fruit. It keeps me satisfied until lunchtime whe... Read more

  • Week 1 - Weigh In

    7/29/2015 6:01:54 AM, by SIORANTH

    Week 1 was a wash. The two pounds that came off the first two days which I knew were definitely water weight both came back thanks to my binge ea... Read more

  • D5 & D6

    7/28/2015 6:50:20 AM, by SIORANTH

    Sunday was not a good day, many, many cons. I drank about 4 beers (didn't log them) and basically sat on my butt all day long playing Rift. ... Read more

  • D4

    7/26/2015 7:51:27 AM, by SIORANTH

    After I get through this first week I'm moving to weekly updates. Cons * I had a beer with dinner. * I ate a whole bag of popped Wheat T... Read more

  • Day Three

    7/25/2015 6:06:45 AM, by SIORANTH

    So, yesterday was not as good as it could have been, for multiple reasons. Cons * I had one alcoholic beverage while watching Dr. Who. *... Read more

  • And a One and a Two

    7/24/2015 6:03:16 AM, by SIORANTH

    Yesterday's daily list! Cons * I went over on my sodium intake due to processed (but tasty) food for dinner. Pros * I did barn chor... Read more

  • Time to Face the Music!

    7/23/2015 9:22:08 AM, by CHERRY666

    It's been about two and a half months since I've exercised regularly and ate like I cared about health. I went back and double checked by runnin... Read more

  • One Day Down

    7/23/2015 5:49:17 AM, by SIORANTH

    I want to try to do at least one short blog entry every day to review things I could have done better and to remind myself of the positive things... Read more


    7/22/2015 1:08:02 PM, by MMS416256302

    It is official. As of today I have lost 100 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!! In my sleep brain state this morning, I stepped on the scale and thought it s... Read more

  • Creating Goals

    7/22/2015 7:43:38 AM, by SIORANTH

    I did a lot of editing on my Spark Page this morning. I got rid of a lot of the old updates but kept some as well to remind myself of where I've ... Read more

  • A Safe Place to talk about food and mental health

    7/22/2015 3:02:11 AM, by NOBLECABOOSE

    So, I know my ADHD is a problem. I get hyperfocused and I forget to eat. I'm understimulated so I binge. I'm trying to fix my brain right n... Read more

  • And Once More - With Feeling!

    7/16/2015 9:06:11 AM, by SIORANTH

    I feel like a broken record in these blogs. I'm stuck in the groove just endlessly nagging about my lack of success and trying to get inside my o... Read more

  • Konmari

    7/9/2015 6:42:17 PM, by NYGHTWISH

    So after the chaos that was last week, I decided I had a need to bring order to my life. It was a difficult week, I won't get too much into detai... Read more

  • Mama said there'd be days like this...

    7/6/2015 4:38:49 PM, by NYGHTWISH

    It is not even 4:30 and I am exhausted. I made bad choices sometimes and pay the price dearly for it later. I frequently apologize to "future me"... Read more

  • Fireworks, All Right

    7/4/2015 8:55:02 PM, by MAO-MIAOWS

    At 1630, our 1700 relief came in and wanted to take over a half hour early. We said no. I'm not certain of my partner's motivation, but personall... Read more

  • Wow, what a welcome back!

    6/24/2015 8:33:44 PM, by NYGHTWISH

    I logged in today to a great surprise - a most popular blog entry! What?! Wow! I loved all the messages of support and stories from those who hav... Read more

  • Two steps forward...

    6/23/2015 8:58:02 AM, by NYGHTWISH

    I'm still here chugging along. I still feel like I'm the dish twirler or chainsaw juggler in the circus, but I'm also trying to remain optimistic... Read more

  • Update

    6/21/2015 2:49:09 AM, by SNUFFKINS

    This morning, I saw a weight loss of 600 gr compared to yesterday. I'm not sure if I expressed myself correctly yesterday. I'm actually not that ... Read more

  • Seems I'm only blogging when I'm frustrated with something

    6/20/2015 3:19:45 AM, by SNUFFKINS

    I don't get this. Last month, I lost like one kg... Read more

  • Starting over after surgery

    6/7/2015 9:32:58 AM, by TRUCKERSWIFE80

    Well I am starting over today with my exercise and dieting. It has been a little over 7 weeks since I had my emergency surgery and the doctor has... Read more

  • Train Insane...but not literally

    6/1/2015 2:30:12 AM, by ZJ_ZERO

    I am an impatient person who must always be doing something. This typically serves me well because I am usually able to focus my energy on import... Read more

  • getting those steps in

    5/21/2015 1:42:08 PM, by SNUFFKINS

    My daily step goal is to make at least 10,000 steps. I even want to aim for 15,000 daily steps. My problem: how do I manage to reach this goal...... Read more

  • What I Have Learned.....

    5/21/2015 11:18:34 AM, by MMS416256302

    I read through and see so many disappointed by what they see as failings. Perhaps it will help them to know this: It is a fact that it tak... Read more

  • EH.

    5/20/2015 8:05:37 PM, by STRIKERSANGEL

    Well the past couple of days were pretty good. Spent the weekend with the amazing boyfriend. And have worked the last 3 days. Almost got washed o... Read more

  • 90 POUNDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!

    5/20/2015 6:02:15 PM, by MMS416256302

    GO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL... Read more

  • Health Data

    5/17/2015 6:04:46 AM, by MAO-MIAOWS

    16 May 2015 12,288 steps 6.02 miles Average en last week per day 5490 steps ... Read more

  • Binge Eating Disorder SUCKS!

    5/12/2015 4:24:03 PM, by AMARANTH13

    The place where I have one-on-one therapy has a group for people with eating disorders. I've tried something similar before and it was good to lo... Read more

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