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  • Ufda. Camping Carbs.

    8/24/2015 10:25:32 AM, by SARAANN73

    Yipes. So I overdid it a little this weekend, camping with friends. The meals were bigger than I would normally eat, especially breakfast. (Campf... Read more

  • Potluck Peril this weekend

    8/15/2015 9:40:47 AM, by SARAANN73

    I am realizing (a little belatedly perhaps) that this is a challenging weekend overall. Dinner party last night (I hosted); potluck for my husban... Read more

  • Halfway there! Woot!

    8/12/2015 9:12:56 AM, by SARAANN73

    Today is a big celebration day. I'm down 22 pounds. Halfway to my goal. And that's 10% of my body weight GONE. Still in the "overweight" range ac... Read more

  • 42 versus 24

    8/11/2015 12:03:15 PM, by SARAANN73

    So in the process of cleaning out some stuff this past weekend, I ran across some old journals. Randomly peeking through them, I stumbled onto th... Read more

  • Family Vacation Recap

    8/5/2015 9:37:22 AM, by SARAANN73

    I was tickled to have a "perfect attendance in July" trophy waiting for me! I spent 4 days up north, with my family... no internet; no cell recep... Read more

  • Gain, not a loss, this week

    7/29/2015 9:18:33 AM, by SARAANN73

    So I'm up a pound from last week's weigh in. Normally this would cause anxiety, disappointment, GUILT, a wave of fear that... omg, maybe I can't ... Read more

  • AHA moments!

    7/24/2015 7:48:10 PM, by SARAANN73

    So I had the day to myself today... my hubs took the kids camping overnight. (Woo hoo!) I worked a while this morning (writing); ran errands; gro... Read more

  • Self medicating... in a good way

    7/21/2015 8:25:13 PM, by SARAANN73

    I had the coolest experience today. First, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone. Just a teeny bit, but it still counts. I went to Devil's Lake... Read more

  • Confronting the void

    7/20/2015 5:47:41 PM, by SARAANN73

    Today I've been emotional - a new experience on this adventure. I mean, having days when I'm touchy or weepy are a normal (if relatively rare) oc... Read more

  • Adding mileage

    7/19/2015 8:12:09 AM, by SARAANN73

    I'm a bit of an aimless exerciser... looking for a goal. There are a few longer term things I'd really like to do: 1. Climb another 14'er w... Read more

  • 41 inches. Gasp.

    7/18/2015 10:09:17 AM, by SARAANN73

    It's an ugly post today. All about my waistline. It's one thing to know that I'm a size 16. It's one thing to hold up a pair of my je... Read more

  • Finding guides and coaches everywhere...

    7/17/2015 9:04:02 AM, by SARAANN73

    It takes courage to open a new door or step onto a different path. Now that I've made the decision to make health and fitness central to my life,... Read more

  • First 15 gone!

    7/13/2015 9:17:09 AM, by SARAANN73

    I have never lost 15 pounds so "easily" before. This moderation thing is definitely working for me. I don't feel like I'm on a diet. (Because, du... Read more

  • Water! Eep!

    7/12/2015 9:47:58 AM, by SARAANN73

    So it's been a very challenging week. The thing that has really gone poorly is getting enough WATER! Surgery on the gums/jaw leaves you wit... Read more

  • Nothin but a break in my stride

    7/11/2015 9:50:51 AM, by SARAANN73

    OK then. I'm old. I heard that song the other day, and remembered how much I'd liked it as a kid. (High school? Middle school?) Today it cam... Read more

  • First goal met!

    7/6/2015 9:24:48 AM, by SARAANN73

    Super excited to be able to say I've lost 12 pounds since rejoining spark. This was the first (incremental) goal I set myself... and also the lar... Read more

  • Walking With The Grands

    7/4/2015 11:16:45 AM, by KESTRYLL

    I enjoy having the grandkids for the month. It definitely gives me a reason to get out and walk to get exercise. Have a happy Fourth Of July, my ... Read more

  • 12 minute mile... woo hoo!

    7/2/2015 7:56:13 PM, by SARAANN73

    Yeah, I know that's turtle speed to most runners, but for me, it was a personal best! One of those fabulous runs where everything feels GOOD, rig... Read more

  • This isn't a diet. This is REAL LIFE.

    7/1/2015 1:22:32 PM, by SARAANN73

    I had a moment of panic this week... I am doing really well (6 weeks in), and seeing great progress... but that's always the case at 6 weeks... Read more

  • Under 400 calories

    6/30/2015 8:44:45 AM, by SARAANN73

    Just a reminder to myself that I can enjoy a LOT of f... Read more

  • Little Miss Imperfect

    6/29/2015 1:49:28 PM, by SARAANN73

    My initial response to this morning's (weekly) weigh-in was disappointment. No change on the scale. As in past attempts, the stubborn scale made ... Read more

  • Swimsuit Model vs. Healthy Weight

    6/26/2015 8:51:25 AM, by SARAANN73

    I more or less love my body. I haven't always, and there are days where I just. Can't. Even. (And photographs... I mostly HATE pictures of myself... Read more

  • Rainy Day

    6/25/2015 10:15:34 AM, by KESTRYLL

    Well, yesterday was beautiful but today is rainy. I like the rain though so it's a good thing. Have a wonderful day, my friends... Read more

  • Vacation eating and consequences

    6/25/2015 8:01:23 AM, by SARAANN73

    Oooh. Consequences. What a fun word. It makes me picture a figure wearing bishop's robes, chanting as he walks down an aisle of people, chanting ... Read more

  • Beautiful Day

    6/24/2015 11:02:17 AM, by KESTRYLL

    We are having beautiful blue skies after so much rain, don't know if things with turn rainy later but for now, I am going for a long walk in this... Read more

  • Good Morning

    6/17/2015 10:36:16 AM, by KESTRYLL

    I love having days off. I plan to do a lot of walking and shopping around. I wish everyone a wonderful Wednesday... Read more

  • People care about YOU.

    6/16/2015 5:01:23 PM, by SARAANN73

    Today I got some sad news. One of the nicest guys I went to high school with committed suicide yesterday. He was 42. He had a wife and children. ... Read more

  • Mama needs a drink.

    6/15/2015 8:36:22 PM, by SARAANN73

    I am coming to grips with a destructive bent toward perfectionism. An "all-or-nothing" attitude that has held me back, because, if I feel I'm not... Read more

  • Good genes

    6/11/2015 11:34:23 AM, by SARAANN73

    My 10-year-old daughter was prancing around the other night, wearing the sweatband I brought home from the Color Run. Around her waist. ... Read more

  • Walking 10,000 steps

    5/12/2015 1:19:06 PM, by KESTRYLL

    I walked all around town today to get my steps in and found a lot of interesting and beautiful sites. I just moved there and am having fun expl... Read more

  • Like A Community Post

    5/9/2015 1:40:44 PM, by KESTRYLL

    Can anyone help me with how to like a community post? I've liked everything I can like to know avail! Thanks!... Read more

  • Almost 10 years on SparkPeople

    4/29/2015 2:24:16 PM, by SANDYMCG1524

    Wow, I can't beleive I have been coming on Spark People for almost 10 years and I have not lost the weight. I actually at my highest ever!!! Why... Read more

  • Looking at the Pictures

    4/6/2015 3:19:08 PM, by MARJORIEWRIGHT

    Took family pictures this weekend and have realized that I really need to get serious about adding some healthy activities to my daily life and c... Read more

  • Happy Easter

    4/5/2015 12:19:09 PM, by KESTRYLL

    I would like to wish all my friends here a very Happy Easter. I attended a very lovely Sunrise Service and a light breakfast afterwards served by... Read more

  • Feeling so good!

    4/4/2015 10:23:08 AM, by SHINIGAN

    For years I have been so frustrated. I have seeming good food habits, keep active, and drink ample water, but I would still continue to have the... Read more

  • New Job, New Plan

    3/27/2015 1:36:39 PM, by KESTRYLL

    I start a new job on Monday. It is in the same building, just different field. I work at a State Hospital in dietary and now I will be a Psychiat... Read more


    2/3/2015 1:45:06 PM, by PSAGI77

    So here it is another amazing program from one of my favorite trainers, Shaun T!!! I'm super excited to start this program and see what changes... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 8:52:11 AM, by KESTRYLL

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Sparkfriends. I am grateful for the opportunity to work today and feed my special patients whom I care for a... Read more

  • Snowy Day

    11/17/2014 9:06:43 AM, by KESTRYLL

    Four inches so far and still coming down, good thing I am off today! ... Read more

  • Love

    11/16/2014 8:47:14 PM, by KESTRYLL

    1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self se... Read more

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