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We're rich!
8/17/2014 6:56:36 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I always feel so wealthy when there are lots of veggies in the house. James just started a loaf of bread, and we got quite a haul today at the Be...  Read more

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This week's meal plan
8/17/2014 10:45:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Breakfasts: oatmeal and fruit Lunches: salad or hummus sandwich Dinners: Sunday Boiled potatoes, chickpea gravy, steamed veggies Monda...  Read more

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Moving
8/17/2014 10:36:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

My upcoming move just became really real to me when I introduced myself to the SparkTeam in the town we're moving to. SparkJunky, that's me. 32-d...  Read more

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The best thing I've ever seen on SP
8/17/2014 1:00:56 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Ever. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=9_b
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steem...  Read more

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Spicy bean and brown rice recipe and Raw Trail Mix w/Peanuts
8/14/2014 4:00:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I added this meal today. Not sure if calculations are correct because when Spark says, "kidney beans" does that mean dry? I assumed yes and not cooked...  Read more

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Lost four pounds in seven days! Total weight loss 53 pounds since 4/2014
8/12/2014 7:10:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi folks, Yes, I did it. I'm very excited that because I did not just give up when I reached a plateau for a while, I finally broke that trend an...  Read more

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Goal Board Motivator
8/6/2014 5:18:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I really enjoyed working the Spark Personalized Goal Board Motivator. I realized it needed to be updated today. I found new motivators that I hadn't t...  Read more

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day 1
8/5/2014 12:32:19 PM,  6 COMMENTS

First day using spark coach and all I know is I am tired of being over weight and unhealthy. I always get discouraged and give up and end up back trac...  Read more

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Seeking daily motivation on Spark
8/5/2014 11:58:37 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Good morning, It's been a struggle while enduring hot humid days and hand pain these past two weeks to keep my calories down as desired. Health i...  Read more

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Sleepless Nights . . .
8/3/2014 1:17:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Dear Sparkers, One of the benefits of staying within guidelines, I’ve noticed lately is, I sleep better at night. So that goes on the pro side...  Read more

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Scary thoughts . . .
7/31/2014 2:52:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had some fresh veggies yesterday. It brought me a little over my lower calorie range but it was nice to have variety. My protein was within normal l...  Read more

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Post 4th of July celebration
7/5/2014 3:00:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Last night i went to the beach to see fireworks. First time in about five years. Was able to get my groceries this a.m. Which means i kn...  Read more

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Freedoms and Liberties
7/4/2014 5:48:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Dear spark community, I made myself go out to a community pool. There were about 10 kids playing and four chairs left. Apparently I got there jus...  Read more

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Back home and in my usual routine, fits like a glove . . .
7/2/2014 4:17:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm not having any more computer issues so, grateful for that. I am once again connected to my lifeline, the Spark. I feel so much better being c...  Read more

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What's working for you?
7/2/2014 4:04:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is what's working for me now. I structure my day to have three meals only with nothing in between. Baby steps. The next day I reduce my...  Read more

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Working hard to get back on track
6/13/2014 9:46:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had some computer issues. Borrowed this one and keeps popping me out, I have to log back in to make simple food log adjustments. It was a bit frustr...  Read more

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Cravings are disappearig
6/9/2014 8:58:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

My plan is to get some exercise today. I was happy to read the scale this morning. I did catch a bad cold. Hope it doesn't hang on too long. ...  Read more

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Trail Mix?
6/7/2014 1:05:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Is anyone else fighting the urge to just go buy $15 worth of Trail Mix? OMG. This craving has been with me since I realized that it's a trigger food....  Read more

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Products vs Real Food
6/3/2014 2:15:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I tried veggies and fruits and cooking all meals from scratch for three months. That didn't work. I never lost a pound. I tried a workout routine, as...  Read more

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Finals are over. Yay!
5/28/2014 10:14:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So my project is finally done. Not really. I have a few very small touches but otherwise, Yay! I have been trying to keep my spiritual motivat...  Read more

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I am in Finals and working hard to get a project done
5/26/2014 1:39:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I thought I had finished a screenplay. Only two more people to take a look at it. Guess what? I discovered via feedback that my timeline of chronologi...  Read more

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Picture Perfect Day
5/24/2014 11:34:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I was downtown and a friend of a relative snapped a picture of me and forwarded it to the relative to see if it was really me. Apparently my new...  Read more

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Going to see what adventure the day brings
5/21/2014 12:15:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Meet with instructor today. I have been over my project so many times I am sick of it. I hope he likes it. I hope he doesn't give me some huge rework...  Read more

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I took a nice long walk yesterday. . .
5/20/2014 2:41:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Unfortunately I was tearful thinking about, how I don't think I like this aging process. Things are starting to wear out. I remind myself to go with t...  Read more

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What now? Over my max calories. . .
5/16/2014 11:57:48 AM,  8 COMMENTS

working on final busy work. sore muscles today. I felt extra hungry today. Food choices were not terribly bad ones but way over calorie max. Problem m...  Read more

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My first 5K !
5/11/2014 1:19:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I can't walk this morning lol but it is by far the best Mother's Day gift I could have even given myself. I was surprised at how much I ran and how go...  Read more

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I am craving meat today...
5/10/2014 1:04:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Breakfast: I reached for a go-to tuna packet in water and a protein shake with coffee and brown sugar. Lunch: I plan to have a small can o...  Read more

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First Goal, create a motivational poster...COMPLETE!
5/10/2014 1:57:30 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have a lot to add, but I've listed my main goals and put it up to continue to remind me of where I want to be :)...  Read more

TKO_ROCKY

I decided to "love" myself today
5/9/2014 1:08:40 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I am on a journey of figuring out why getting to my goal weight terrifies me. 7 years ago I lost 85lbs and was 25lbs from acheiving success, when t...  Read more

TKO_ROCKY

What I saw on my walk.
5/8/2014 10:52:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

A jack rabbit, a lizard and a tree with purple flowers. I will be working on re writes of a 90 page screenplay. Hopefully it won't take too lon...  Read more

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Old age ain't 4 the faint of heart.
5/6/2014 4:53:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

What it took calorie wise to lose a lot of weight before, not what's happening now. I have to eat about 400 less calories at this age than I did wh...  Read more

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My go-to's for meal time?
5/2/2014 5:42:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am making quick warmed up tortilla 6 inch with canned ham 2 oz (onions, jalapeño) and then Fiber cereal 1/2 cup. I continue to use protein shakes t...  Read more

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Cooking -- What?
5/1/2014 3:21:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Even though I have been cooking for over a year now, making everything from scratch. I realize that did not keep me from eating portions that were too...  Read more

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Food plan is easier today
4/30/2014 1:39:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been about four days since I had a craving for something not on my plan. I am so grateful for that. My strategy this time is to take it 21 days a...  Read more

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Feels like an adjustment spurt
4/27/2014 9:53:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Tonight I am craving extra food not on my plan. The good news is, I only have a few veggies and protein shakes in the house. Too tired from my walk to...  Read more

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Feeling a little defeated :/
4/25/2014 11:07:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So this is my first week of tracking again and although I know I shouldn't be discouraged I am nervous that tomorrow when I get on that scale it will...  Read more

TKO_ROCKY

Meal planning, what's happening?
4/25/2014 9:40:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Lately as what always seems to happen, I eat more real food cutting it down to the last calorie and I consume less protein shakes. The good thing...  Read more

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Homemade fresh ginger tea saved me last night
4/21/2014 1:38:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I had trouble sleeping and felt like I needed to do something with my hands. I don't have a lot of menu choices in the house which I think is helping....  Read more

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It's been a great Easter celebration day
4/20/2014 7:36:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I started off with a good breakfast. Walked about two miles in beautiful weather. Saw a few friends. Got a spiritual lift. A butterfly followe...  Read more

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Remember there are consequences
4/19/2014 11:00:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It helps me to remember that. Consequences to obesity are health-related and can affect my family relationships. Family wants me to do well. Friends a...  Read more

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