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  • The Divide

    10/5/2015 1:13:19 AM, by _LINDA

    We had a very interesting Black Cab tour of Belfast. They claim the Troubles are over, but they really are not. There is a huge wall surroundin... Read more

  • Returning to exercise classes

    10/4/2015 5:48:06 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am getting back into attending exercise classes - now at the Highlands. I enjoyed a yoga class, two aquatic exercise classes, water walking/sw... Read more

  • Good Time In Galway!

    10/3/2015 1:26:53 AM, by _LINDA

    Our big attraction here was the Cliffs of Mohar. The morning started out with a heavy fog. We had to traverse the most narrow, winding road ... Read more

  • Went over on my calories today...

    10/2/2015 9:49:03 PM, by M_DOBREV

    I went over on my calories today, but not by too much. I still feel okay, sometimes you have to allow for a little wiggle room. I just ne... Read more

  • Thankful the week is nearly over

    10/2/2015 9:12:43 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well this has been a crazy week getting use to the new plan that the Dr has me on. I have not been 100% faithful I will admit that straight up. ... Read more

  • Friday 10/2/15

    10/2/2015 9:06:34 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Went to PT yesterday morning, then went and picked up the cd from my neck MRI. Went to my Doctor's appointment which was at 2pm. Waited an hr ... Read more

  • Day #10

    10/1/2015 5:50:10 PM, by M_DOBREV

    I like the sound of that. It has been a long time since I have had a 10 day streak. 10 days of mindful eating. 10 days of treating my body ... Read more

  • The plus side of a Sadistic Dr.

    10/1/2015 9:48:17 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    So I mentioned the plan my Dr is having me on to drop 18 pounds prior to surgery. Have I mentioned he is sadistic :) Well I am still wanting to... Read more

  • October Goals

    10/1/2015 1:06:28 AM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    It's October already?! This year has gone by so fast! I lost 5.9lbs in September, not what I was hoping but it's still a loss. I'm excited about ... Read more

  • Sad today.

    9/30/2015 8:14:56 PM, by M_DOBREV

    Woke up sad. Just really sad. My head keeps repeating all the negative thoughts on an endless loop and everything seems so hopeless. ... Read more

  • Weighty decision

    9/30/2015 1:56:18 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    So I have battled my weight problem since my early teens. At 43 I hit an all time high of nearly 400 pounds. My knees, ankles and feet hurt so ... Read more

  • Wednesday 9-30

    9/30/2015 7:47:11 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Have PT this morning at 9 am, then Family Doctor at 2 pm. Have not really been doing much, just do not have the energy and kind of feel like a zo... Read more

  • One week down.

    9/29/2015 6:31:21 PM, by M_DOBREV

    Feeling good. Feeling better. For 2 days in a row I met my nutritional goals. I lost 4 pounds this week, but don't be alarmed that alwa... Read more

  • Life Will Go On...

    9/29/2015 11:21:21 AM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    I gained 0.7lbs this week and I have no idea why... maybe my scale broke . I thought I did great last week, I tracked and measured e... Read more

  • Loving my new life

    9/28/2015 9:06:12 PM, by SBECKER526

    I moved into the Highlands at Wyomissing 3 weeks ago. I prepared for the move for 9 weeks ahead of that. I visualized my new life and felt read... Read more

  • Tomorrow is one week.

    9/28/2015 7:33:58 PM, by M_DOBREV

    One week back on the wagon. One week back on track. One week counting calories. One week staying within my allotted calories. One whole ... Read more

  • Back-peddled, but only for the moment.

    9/28/2015 7:05:08 PM, by BECWAL

    For some reason, spending the day doing things that no one should have to do, I decided to treat myself to some old poison. I picked out my mot... Read more

  • Day #6

    9/27/2015 8:15:13 PM, by M_DOBREV

    I took my first crack at making a homemade chicken pot pie tonight, and it really turned out nice. It seems that is my milieu. I have a knac... Read more

  • Saturday 9/26

    9/27/2015 6:51:33 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Poor Lilly is still not feeling well. I decided not to take her to the Art on the Green. John had called and said it was cold and windy so Lilly ... Read more

  • Day #5

    9/26/2015 5:46:37 PM, by M_DOBREV

    I didn't really feel like blogging today, but I promised myself I would. I am frustrated. I am sad. I am stressed out. I am on Day #5... Read more

  • Day #4

    9/25/2015 8:52:19 PM, by M_DOBREV

    Tonight I went out to eat with my husband and kids. I was able to have a satisfying meal and treat myself for dessert while still saying within m... Read more

  • More Updates

    9/25/2015 11:48:42 AM, by _LINDA

    We took our time going around the Tower of London, there was a lot to see in the fort including the real crown jewels of which no photos were all... Read more

  • September 24

    9/25/2015 6:28:23 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Went to PT at 9 am which went well. I am starting to get the routine of the exercises I have to do. I was also shown how to use one of the machin... Read more

  • The waiting game

    9/25/2015 2:58:47 AM, by MUSIC66

    Well my LTKR is twelve months and one week out now one waiting list since March 16 2015 knee has got worse my arthritis dr try to get them to do ... Read more

  • So, it's been a really long time.

    9/24/2015 7:56:55 PM, by M_DOBREV

    The past is the past. All I can do in focus on the now. Right now I am on day 3. Better than day 0. Better than not trying at all. Po... Read more

  • My Trip Update

    9/23/2015 8:02:55 PM, by _LINDA

    I never slept on my overnight flight to The UK. It didn't seem to affect me too much. I was ready to start seeing things right away. I was gr... Read more

  • About Me Survey

    9/23/2015 6:28:04 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    What's your name? Jennifer How tall are you? 5'6 Do you wear glasses/contacts? Glasses What color is your hair? Brown What color ar... Read more

  • Update on EMG and Many, Many Thanks to everyone for the best wishes

    9/22/2015 5:38:35 PM, by PURPLE0906

    I was full of anxiety about the EMG. I had checked on the internet and really got myself all worked up. Well the appointment was at 2:30 today. I... Read more

  • Down 6.6lbs So Far!!

    9/22/2015 11:03:16 AM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    That's right! This girl is down 6.6lbs!! I keep track of what I lose each week on my sparkpage, the first week I actually gained 2.6lbs. I admit,... Read more

  • so scared and worried

    9/21/2015 7:22:18 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Tomorrow i have the EMG, it scares me. I read about it and hope and pray its not as painful as it sounds... Read more

  • Off to a good start.

    9/21/2015 12:09:39 PM, by 2DANUME

    So, this morning hasn't been quite easy on my stress level. But I have laundry to do and some new books I would like to start. :-) Kids don't hav... Read more

  • Motivation and Determination

    9/21/2015 1:06:28 AM, by ESHARA43

    I have been sitting here thinking of what I want to do before my 48th birthday and I have decided that I want a healthier life style before then.... Read more

  • One step at a time.

    9/20/2015 9:12:03 PM, by 2DANUME

    So day two and I woke up tired and sore. I know this isn't going to be easy but I want to start off strong and stay that way. Today I've had no s... Read more

  • Sunday Sept 20,2015

    9/20/2015 7:24:13 PM, by NYKIMMIE

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  • at home

    9/19/2015 11:39:14 PM, by SBECKER526

    I love our new home. I also am happy with less stuff. I am resorting items and finding more order in my life. I really like having a stackable... Read more

  • To the new me!!!

    9/19/2015 2:06:51 PM, by 2DANUME

    9/19/2015 Starting today I am getting prepared and getting ready to transform myself from this person I am now to the person I want and know... Read more

  • 30 Day Squat Challenge

    9/19/2015 10:58:04 AM, by --MAY--

    Have never finished this!! So I am gonna finish ... Read more

  • Health Update

    9/18/2015 7:16:41 PM, by BKWERM

    I thought you might like to have a little update about how I’m doing. I don’t feel like I’m doing well at all. I still have the cough... Read more

  • Eating

    9/18/2015 1:59:05 PM, by HAWTHER

    I'm not on a diet. I'm eating an appropriate number of calories per day to achieve weight loss and eventually maintenance. This mindset helps m... Read more

  • Should have known

    9/18/2015 5:01:47 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Wednesday I had my second PT. The place was extremely crowded. It started out fine, then they had me on 3 different machines. The 1st one was not... Read more

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