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  • WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 7

    6/27/2016 10:05:25 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Wow do I wish that the Protein shake pre-op diet was a sustainable way to lose weight. I have dropped nearly 14 pounds in the time I have been o... Read more

  • Re-Writing "Normal"

    6/26/2016 4:41:27 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    As I am gearing myself up for my ankle fusion surgery next week (next WEEK???!!) I am thinking that maybe I should come up with some goals or may... Read more

  • Can't walk outside?

    6/25/2016 10:16:30 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    Our weather has been so hot and humid in South Texas that it is a challenge to get in a good walk, especially with my little dog. Then, this morn... Read more

  • Am I ready?

    6/24/2016 4:26:07 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    Tomorrow is the start of the Summer 5% challenge. I am preparing a lot more than I have in a long time, but I still have more to d... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 4

    6/24/2016 7:36:32 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Today I head to see the PA for my pre-op check up and blood work. I am down a couple months re pounds hopefully this bodes well for the liver shr... Read more

  • 6/24/2015 Am I wrong?

    6/24/2016 6:44:11 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday John brought up that he forget to tell me that his brother in law asked to borrow my car. His son is getting married on Saturday and Mi... Read more

  • 5 years later...

    6/23/2016 10:46:01 AM, by BOOTSIE40

    Lap-band fail...diet fail....now my health is in shambles. Heavier than ever...rheumatoid & fibromyalgia is full blown...misery. Good days are f... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 3

    6/23/2016 9:54:22 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well the liquid diet seems to be a hit with the scale. Down 3 pounds from yesterday so making my goal of 330 by July 5th will be easy. Might ev... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 2

    6/22/2016 11:31:40 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    It is day 2 of the liquid diet. I am glad that I went with 3 flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla & Orange Cream. This morning I had a scoop of vani... Read more

  • Wednesday 6/22/2016

    6/22/2016 11:11:36 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I called the Doctor's office on Monday, just to find out he is out for the week. I kind of felt bad because I let John (assistant at Doctor's off... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 6

    6/21/2016 3:35:50 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    So today I begin the liquid diet for 2 weeks. I chose to do the 4 protein shakes instead of the 3 and a frozen entree. I am sick of frozen meal... Read more

  • Grateful for so many things

    6/19/2016 10:55:09 PM, by SBECKER526

    My heart is so full of gratitude. I value the relationships I have. I feel the love flowing. Bob and I are aware that his body is changing.... Read more

  • My Affair With Gym

    6/19/2016 7:21:04 PM, by HIKERGIRL4LIFE

    I used to date Gym a lot. After I was diagnosed with RA, I quit seeing Gym due to the fact that I haven't felt good for a while. My hubby always ... Read more

  • Friday 6/17/2016

    6/17/2016 7:22:14 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Thank you to everyone for their prayers, hugs, and love. I am doing better than I was. Wednesday was a little rough. I had a phone interview with... Read more

  • June 16'16

    6/16/2016 5:58:11 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I got up at 5 my usual,was at the pool by 5;45,did 12 laps in 25 minutes ish,was good,felt good.Cleaned house, n did laundry. It was a nice day o... Read more

  • I Am A Mermaid Again!

    6/16/2016 8:31:39 AM, by BETHUMZ

    The pool is open and I got a new bathing suit, IN A SMALLER SIZE!!! It felt glorious to throw myself back into the water and start exercising aga... Read more

  • 6/15/2016 Hoping for a better day

    6/15/2016 3:56:25 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday was not a good day for me. I took my vitamins, medications. I decided to stay home and not go with John to Cowtown and try to get some ... Read more

  • A Life of Convenience

    6/14/2016 10:50:14 AM, by HIKERGIRL4LIFE

    At my age, I am finding that life is moving fast. The days start to run together and it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. But, ... Read more

  • Tuesday 6/14/2016

    6/14/2016 8:28:37 AM, by PURPLE0906

    We had Lilly here Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday. She loves being here. Yesterday we watched Lilly and Grayson for a couple of hours. Lilly ... Read more

  • Good Results

    6/13/2016 7:52:51 AM, by TONYAYARB

    Today was weigh in day. Last week I had my calorie range at 1300-1500 and had gained .6 lbs. I did some reasons corrected my calorie range to 130... Read more

  • My Why's

    6/12/2016 9:39:30 PM, by HIKERGIRL4LIFE

    We all have our reason's for wanting to lose weight. It can be as simple as I want to look hot in a swimsuit or it could be for health reasons. I... Read more

  • No Feuding, Just Running, 2016

    6/12/2016 7:20:16 PM, by JERIBERI1

    What can you say about running 26.2 miles in 95 degree heat, over mountains, through feuding country? You can say it's brutal, it's hard, and it'... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge - Update

    6/12/2016 5:01:57 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    Summer Challenge starts in a few weeks. I will use this blog to record my commitments. My commitment for fitness: Line dancing... Read more

  • Crazy Days

    6/12/2016 4:47:40 PM, by FONTELLAMARIE

    My heart goes out to those in Orlando who awoke to the most terrible day of their lives. I all too vividly know the grief of those who lost sons... Read more

  • My Mother-in-Law

    6/12/2016 10:25:45 AM, by BKWERM

    It's been a rough week. I've had an underlying current of anxiety with me every day. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's and last Monday, she was pl... Read more

  • Beautiful Mind

    6/12/2016 7:53:00 AM, by TONYAYARB

    I've been back on the wagon about 3 weeks now and feel like I'm doing much better this time. I'm seeing the scale move in the right direction and... Read more

  • RA Will Not Define Me

    6/11/2016 9:19:46 PM, by HIKERGIRL4LIFE

    Where to start? It has been 6 years ago since I lost 62 pounds with the help of Sparkpeople. I was nearing a very healthy weight and felt better ... Read more

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    6/11/2016 11:41:57 AM, by MUTTSBARK

    This is my first entry in years. I used to be "little miss healthy." I could run like the wind, six miles was never an issue. Even with my past y... Read more

  • Friday 6/10 busy, hurting today

    6/11/2016 9:10:43 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday morning John and I went to the flea market. We walked all around outside, then went inside and stopped at our favorite place to eat. Af... Read more

  • Time to follow my bliss

    6/10/2016 9:06:05 PM, by SBECKER526

    Joseph Campbell wrote about following your bliss. I am adjusting well to life at the Highlands. I have a solid exercise program with many optio... Read more

  • The Ride From Hell!

    6/10/2016 2:47:24 PM, by _LINDA

    As I type this, looking down and trying to keep my head upright, I am still nauseous :-((( It was worse than I remember. She said I had loose c... Read more

  • Dizzy!!

    6/9/2016 9:15:37 PM, by _LINDA

    I have had a couple of incidents like this before. I would wake up, get out of bed and promptly feel like I am being thrown across the room. I ... Read more

  • Hole In My Heart

    6/9/2016 2:01:56 PM, by BETHUMZ

    On Tuesday I said goodbye to my 14 year-old dog, Vic. He had liver cancer and then about a month ago had a stroke. I know he's now in a better pl... Read more

  • 6/7/2016

    6/8/2016 2:32:06 AM, by PURPLE0906

    John's Doctor Appointment follow up went well. The Doctor was very happy John was doing so well. He let John know he can have certain foods, but ... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey - Part 5

    6/7/2016 12:21:17 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    I have a date. July 5th I will have RNY surgery. I am so happy to his journey is moving forward. Liquid diet begins June 21st.... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 4

    6/7/2016 10:17:33 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well I have been approved by the insurance company for my surgery. Now I am just waiting for them to get that approval over to the Surgeons offi... Read more

  • 6/6/2016 Busy day

    6/6/2016 6:59:18 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday was basically a rainy, cloudy day. The storms rolled in around 5:30 pm. Melissa picked up Lilly around 2:30, so I did lay down and got ... Read more

  • To dream what is golden....

    6/6/2016 6:01:43 AM, by MIAMIRN

    I am a swimmer and I love to swim. I have been swimming most of my life. My favorite swims are the long hauls. I like to swim the mile. When I sw... Read more

  • This past weekend, this week

    6/2/2016 7:12:02 AM, by PURPLE0906

    First I want to wish my daughter a very Happy Birthday. Melissa turned 26 yesterday, can't believe how fast time flys. She is the best daughter i... Read more

  • Catching Up

    5/31/2016 10:26:47 PM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    It is amazing how much time can pass between blogs and how much stuff can happen during that time. Right after my last blog about getting ba... Read more

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