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Back from Vacation...
7/24/2014 7:17:32 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm back from 3 weeks sailing around Washington State's San Juan Islands. Our sailboat is 26 feet long, and has no room for my scale or many steps wh...  Read more


Keeping Active
7/24/2014 12:57:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

My mom was diagnosed with diabetes last month, and she has started following a Dr. supervised weight loss program. I decided to help her get some exer...  Read more


would you put your hard earned cash on the line?
7/23/2014 9:35:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Watch this read this article and then comment if you would do it. Why or why not? Healthy wage -------  Read more


Lost weight on vacation!
7/22/2014 8:34:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I seriously impressed myself by losing over a pound on a two week vacation. That's never happened before! What a great success. Put me over 10 poun...  Read more


Yeah I got the APP for SP but it doesn't work! I have an I-POD
7/21/2014 11:31:18 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have an i-pod that is about 2yo and the spark people app tracker will not work for it. GGGRRRRRRR!!!!!!!...  Read more


I will not be derailed!
7/21/2014 5:00:03 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Me and sleep do not always get along. Last week we had a pretty bad falling out, and I just barely slept the entire week. Why? Heat wave? Kittens...  Read more


Sunday, a new beginning
7/20/2014 3:48:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My depression is better today and I feel like making a plan. So, I have simplified my goals once again. I changed my goal to losing 17 lbs....  Read more


Breaking habits
7/19/2014 11:21:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am in a spark challenge that is realistic for me and the expectations are easier for me to meet at this current time. I am working on breaking the...  Read more


A Little Better
7/18/2014 12:21:50 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's a little cooler here, it only supposed to be in the 80s today. Hooray! That is really helping make me feel a little more alive... My depres...  Read more


7/17/2014 12:27:17 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Ugh, my motivation ran away, and I can't find it. I'm depressed and hot.. I really feel like I have been stuck lately. I am going to force...  Read more


Late Nite funnees
7/17/2014 2:20:07 AM,  10 COMMENTS

While he was in Cuba this weekend, Vladimir Putin met with Fidel Castro and promised to revive Cuba's oil industry. Not to be confused with the other...  Read more


This Dang Plateau!
7/15/2014 7:57:45 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm not sure you can call it a plateau, but I'm not sure you can't. In all, I've lost over 150 lbs and also gained like 200. Which should be equa...  Read more


Good timing
7/14/2014 11:45:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My open heart with two veins replaced came as a sunrise. Murmur to be fixed is why the camera was in my heart. They backed out and told me open hear...  Read more


Beach vacation = so much walking!
7/14/2014 10:57:15 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have never walked so much in my life I don't believe. Now, granted, I did my long workout on Friday morning before we left because I didn't thi...  Read more


The chiropractor
7/14/2014 1:39:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been putting in my husbands tea what the chiropractor,perscribed...  Read more


Senile Moment
7/14/2014 12:39:23 AM,  14 COMMENTS

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Never give up. The only way to fail is to stop trying.
7/12/2014 5:02:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

After reviewing my blog posts since joining Sparkpeople back in September of 2010 I have a feeling that if it can be done I will make it happen. There...  Read more


a pic reminder - and a box of ice cream bars if I don't lose weight soon
7/9/2014 10:21:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I was looking back through old blogs, and I found a before/during picture of myself at 55 lbs lost. I'm now at around 70 lbs lost: It freak...  Read more


7/9/2014 11:17:10 AM,  14 COMMENTS

A Dreadful Fight Three weeks after her wedding day, Joanna called her minister. "Reverend," she wailed, "John and I had a DREADFUL fight!" "Ca...  Read more


Day 17
7/8/2014 1:02:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Day 17 and I have never felt better! I believe my scale isn't accurate but that's okay. The way my clothes are fitting and my energy level is what s...  Read more


I'm back
7/8/2014 12:04:01 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Apparently it's been forever since I did anything meaningful here. My life is changed so much since my last entry. I got married last December. We hav...  Read more


Popular Blog Trophy?! Wow!
7/8/2014 10:52:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

WOW! Thank you everyone! I have been on SP since 2006 and as far as I can remember, I have never, ever, had a Popular Blog Post! I feel so totally hon...  Read more


7/8/2014 12:55:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Vacation was much better than I expected. Got to know our renters better. One renter we have known for years. She is not seeing well enough to drive...  Read more


the timeline of how SP fixed my day
7/7/2014 12:50:11 AM,  53 COMMENTS

Today was like a whirlwind of emotions. I'll just give you the timeline play by play. 8am - I'm awake. It's painful. It's already hot in my bedro...  Read more


Late Nite Funniest
7/6/2014 9:45:54 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm trying to figure out what to make for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hot dogs get a lot of attention, but the Fourth is really the blueberry's...  Read more


Hello -- I have questions!
7/5/2014 11:52:57 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one? If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? ...  Read more


Setting and Meeting Goals
7/5/2014 12:29:29 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So nearly 3 months has passed since my last informative blog...sorry, but I have so little time to do what need to do in a day, you have to choose you...  Read more


The tough job ahead
7/4/2014 5:48:07 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm feeling on a roll! Already down 7 pounds, gaining my flexibility back and doing an excellent job of tracking and reducing my alcohol intake. ...  Read more


c25k week 2 - I must gush
7/4/2014 2:53:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My friends and family are getting sick of me hearing how great I feel at the end of every workout, and I can only gush to Facebook so much before some...  Read more


Contemplating Cats
7/3/2014 1:02:06 AM,  15 COMMENTS

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." --Anonymous "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forg...  Read more


7/1/2014 9:46:42 PM,  16 COMMENTS

At breakfast one day, I eagerly waited for my husband to comment on my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. After several minutes with no react...  Read more


A wet swimsuit clinging to your body leaves no prisoners....
7/1/2014 1:07:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just had the most wonderful vacation I've had in years. I go with some friends every year to Mexico and then typically other friends or family join...  Read more


Late Nite Funnies
6/30/2014 11:56:57 PM,  9 COMMENTS

A man walked into McDonald's with a knife in his back. Yeah, with a knife in his back. His heart wasn't in danger until he ordered the food, said doct...  Read more


C25k day 3! Blocking out the bad messages.
6/30/2014 8:38:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Oh wow I'm tired. My guy moved in with me this weekend and according to my fitbit I got over 10k steps a day. We both took Monday off, supposedly to r...  Read more


Busy Weekend
6/30/2014 7:07:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I took a 1/2 day off on Friday to go hiking with a friend. Of course with unpredictable Oregon, even the end of June isn't safe from rain, and we got...  Read more


Back where I started. But I'll do it again.
6/30/2014 5:55:19 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm Josh, and I've been here before. When I started on May 20, 2012, I weighed 403 pounds. I struggled to walk three miles at a time, usually finishin...  Read more


If Abraham had tweeted:
6/29/2014 9:33:53 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The Gettysburg Address 87 yrs ago, our fathers did stuff. Now big war. Govt by people good. On the south's firing upon Fort Sumter Oh No...  Read more


im ok
6/29/2014 8:44:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi friends, I am doing better today. I thank you for your love and support. I went to church by myself today. and you know sometimes that is just...  Read more


Oh, those doctor bills!
6/29/2014 3:53:39 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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Cleanse day 8
6/29/2014 2:13:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So on day 6 of my cleanse I weighed myself and I was down 6 pounds. I will have an official number on day 11 (after the 10 day cleanse) along with my...  Read more


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