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  • WLS Post OP - Week 2

    4/29/2015 8:31:07 PM, by HOVEN2014

    I am shocked. I'm doing great. I had my first post op visit with my nutritionist and my surgeon. Both went really well. I did get scolded for jum... Read more

  • WLS Post Op - Week One

    4/23/2015 9:06:00 PM, by HOVEN2014

    Well, I survived my first week after WLS. It wasn't that bad either. I really had no idea what to expect. I had never had surgery before. I had n... Read more

  • Down 10 lbs!

    4/17/2015 1:27:17 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    Since I recommited to eating healthy again and exercising, I've lost 10 lbs. I've been logging my food everyday, staying within my calorie range... Read more

  • Disappointed with myself

    4/14/2015 4:35:47 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    I originally lost 97 pounds. Even though I wasn't at my goal weight I was finally happy with myself. Then last year my life got turned upside d... Read more

  • Running towards the end of a half-century

    1/31/2015 5:22:06 PM, by NJHARRIS

    In about 3 weeks I will turn 49. I can't wait! Something about this has flipped a switch in my head and apparently running multiple maratho... Read more

  • before and during

    1/25/2015 10:53:47 AM, by DLARANCUENT

    I started my weight loss journey five long years ago... but I'm well on my way. ... Read more

  • Lets Be Honest

    2/27/2014 11:52:09 AM, by AWKWARDREBEL90

    Lets be honest I suck at tracking what I eat during the day in a blog or in a notebook. I started dieting two weeks ago and I've been doing good ... Read more

  • This time I will do it

    11/25/2013 8:52:30 PM, by NOMOREPLUSSIZE

    I had to look at myself. My high school reunion was last month and everyone took pictures and they are all over Facebook. I try not to be in phot... Read more

  • 35 Days of Heaven

    8/29/2013 3:30:04 PM, by FRANKI46

    To all my friends and to anyone else who happens to see this .... Isn't th... Read more

  • Feeling awesome

    8/1/2013 9:47:25 PM, by NJHARRIS

    After too long away I have gotten back into the pool. About 30 years ago I swam with the local team. It was fun. Relaxing. Healthy. I didn'... Read more

  • My new lucky number - 2013!

    6/24/2013 6:35:25 PM, by NJHARRIS

    I have some friends who are true triskaidekaphobes - they truly fear the number 13. I know they are having a hard time this year. But I am not. T... Read more

  • My First Ever Bike Tour

    6/2/2013 10:12:53 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    Today I participated in a 15 mile bike tour in my city. I have never done one and the longest ride I have ever done was 13 miles. I love riding l... Read more

  • I'm Back Baby!

    5/6/2013 5:29:23 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    So I didn't leave, but I did stop exercising for over a week. My knee was hurting me way too much and even though my hubby insisted I rest for a ... Read more

  • This is Still Working...

    4/29/2013 10:32:48 AM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    I did this about a month ago, and thought it would be fun to do it again. 1. My back doesn't hurt anymore. 2. I can wear my watch on the 5... Read more

  • I Cried Today :(

    4/16/2013 7:29:57 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    I've been at this healthy journey since January. I have lost 35 lbs, lost inches, and dropped sizes. I thought I had my eye opening moment alread... Read more

  • My BMI is Out of The 40's Range!

    4/12/2013 10:34:25 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    When I started this journey on January 10, 2013 my BMI was 45. I enjoy seeing that number go down, but I was also anxious for the day when it wou... Read more

  • What's For Dinner? Taco Salad!

    4/11/2013 6:31:50 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    That my friends is my version of a taco salad. It is delicious! Baby Aru... Read more

  • 3 Month SparkVersary

    4/10/2013 10:47:33 PM, by MAKINGHERPROUD

    My 3 Month SparkVersary was yesterday. I have lost 32 lb and have stuck with my healthy habits. I feel great about myself and how far I come. ... Read more

  • little victories

    4/4/2013 8:20:47 AM, by NJHARRIS

    This morning when I woke up my first thought was "blah" then I thought you can take the day off from running. After all I hadn't really slept wel... Read more

  • Bad Week

    2/6/2013 5:21:27 PM, by AWKWARDREBEL18

    So this week has sucked because I have a cold. My throat is all scratchy ,my nose has been running, my head hurts, and I'm starting to get a feve... Read more

  • Week 2

    1/29/2013 4:57:45 PM, by AWKWARDREBEL18

    So I did pretty good last week, I went to the gym 3 days so hooray for me. Now week 2 has started and I think I'm actually going to make it throu... Read more

  • How did I not know this?

    1/29/2013 7:49:28 AM, by NJHARRIS

    For years, every time I thought running would be a good idea I hated it. The best part about running was stopping. Never understood what all thos... Read more

  • Bikini

    1/22/2013 3:28:10 PM, by AWKWARDREBEL18

    The goal is to get into that bikini and look and feel great.... Read more

  • First Day Back

    1/22/2013 3:23:02 PM, by AWKWARDREBEL18

    Today was my first day back at the gym after a few months on hiatus. It actually felt good to workout again I thought I was going to hate it beca... Read more

  • 10 Weeks of Motivation

    12/9/2012 6:15:16 PM, by CAGOMUO

    First, I would like to express my excitement about the challenge. Whooo Hoo!! However, just as much as I am excited about this adventure, I am f... Read more


    10/21/2012 4:30:43 AM, by MARCIAFULLER28

    yeah...starting off track for a mom. pass away from lung now I'm going to start over a... Read more

  • I am Halfway there!!!!!

    9/1/2012 8:17:48 PM, by FRANKI46

    It's funny how just a few pounds made me realize that I have made it halfway to my goal. Just last week I was frustrated with the idea that I hi... Read more

  • feeling better.

    8/15/2012 8:44:58 PM, by MRSBAILEY921

    i've been struggling with severe mouth pain all month long. despite multiple dental appointments and medications, the pain just kept getting wors... Read more

  • Feeling miserable

    7/21/2012 1:25:20 PM, by TIAJOYPARKER

    What started out as one of the most productive friday's I have ever had, took a miserable turn when I turned up for my internship interview at th... Read more

  • muscle knots and tight calves

    7/10/2012 4:38:08 PM, by MODEL_BEHAVIOR

    My siblings and I all have a pretty athletic build in general, and that includes big calf muscles. Lately my calves have been seizing up after a ... Read more

  • Just joined Sugar Cravings team!

    7/5/2012 2:27:52 PM, by JAYEACTS

    Hi, Everybody! My sweet tooth is almost a fang in proportion to my other teeth! So when I saw this team after I took a sugar craving quiz, I... Read more

  • Been off SP for so long I forgot how to huddle!

    7/5/2012 12:18:52 PM, by JAYEACTS

    Hi, everybody! Did SP change the function of "huddle"? When I went to huddle yesterday it brought me to a totally different look. Did I mi... Read more

  • Happy July 4th!

    7/4/2012 10:14:50 PM, by JAYEACTS

    Have added a few pounds since I moved to LA. Want to remove them before it gets to be a year that I've been here (January of 2013!) Just boo... Read more

  • Bad girl!

    5/26/2012 11:10:10 PM, by AMYNYNJ

    BF parents are visiting and we decided to take a long weekend road trip. everyday I'm at the whim of their terrible eating habits. They don't eat... Read more

  • Woo Hoo!!!!

    5/24/2012 9:52:11 PM, by FRANKI46

    Well, I did it. I won the Biggest Loser at work!!! I am really proud of myself but at the same time I hope that now that it is over I still ke... Read more

  • 9 weeks post knee surgery

    5/14/2012 11:10:45 PM, by AMYNYNJ

    Well I'm doing about 90% better since I had my knee surgery 9 weeks ago. I'm still not walking down the stairs properly but it's mostly better. I... Read more

  • Learnings from Bootcamp

    5/10/2012 5:06:54 PM, by MODEL_BEHAVIOR

    * I will never regret a workout... EVER. As much as I may not want to go at first, I will only be happier for going. * I am a social person. I ... Read more

  • Progress not perfection

    5/8/2012 11:36:57 PM, by AMYNYNJ

    Well I just keep pigging out on chocolate lately. It seems like every day there is some kind of calorie bomb being offered. It is very hard to re... Read more

  • House hunting

    4/30/2012 11:52:19 PM, by AMYNYNJ

    So we're planning to move into bigger place this year and have started searching on-line for the house we will live in for the next 20+ years. Th... Read more

  • Health Insurance

    4/29/2012 11:16:43 PM, by AMYNYNJ

    So most of you know me already but here's a little background. I had ACL surgery 7 weeks ago and have now been recovering and going to Physical t... Read more

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