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  • So THIS is the time of year I usually do "it", people.......

    12/13/2014 9:38:53 PM, by GSEATON

    -Start making candies and cookies like a banshee on ACID. I make everything- you name it- peppermint this, chocolate covered that, caramel dippe... Read more

  • Stage 3 is a go.

    11/26/2014 11:41:44 PM, by KO1215

    So I've started stage 3 foods. This has been a little more difficult. I can't seem to sense when I'm full and some foods are disagreeing with m... Read more

  • I did it again

    11/25/2014 12:12:30 PM, by CAMPINGFAN

    I did it again. I woke up with the goal of exercising on my exerpeutic bike right away and did just that. 31 minutes so far today. And I ate a se... Read more

  • Whatever it takes

    11/24/2014 10:48:01 PM, by CAMPINGFAN

    I made myself feel guilty about the time I've been just watching tv and not doing much of anything else. So I worked out on the Exerpeutic bike f... Read more

  • Laid off Nov. 13, 2014

    11/14/2014 10:44:32 PM, by CAMPINGFAN

    I was laid off yesterday and said ever since I went back to work that I wanted to continue with my spark when I got laid off. I feel I did really... Read more

  • Lunch

    11/14/2014 1:08:24 PM, by KO1215

    Yummy!... Read more

  • Progress in the works...

    11/13/2014 3:38:00 PM, by KO1215

    So it's been three days since surgery. I am still pretty sore and on pain meds. Thank goodness! I have 5 incisions on my stomach and all o... Read more

  • I did it!

    11/12/2014 4:51:59 PM, by KO1215

    I came through surgery really well. In addition to the gastric sleeve, they removed my gall bladder and repaired a hernia. So I was a tripl... Read more

  • True Motivation

    11/12/2014 9:42:39 AM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    So what is my true motivation behind this lifestyle change? I actually realized that about a month ago when I was at a baptism for my newes... Read more

  • Temporary end?

    11/9/2014 10:02:48 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    The boys and I went on an overland hike this morning down by the river. I am hoping that it isn't the end of our nice weather permanently. It w... Read more

  • Here we go....

    11/9/2014 5:55:27 PM, by KO1215

    Surgery is tomorrow. I'm as ready as I'm ever going to be. Scared, excited, nervous....all those things. Think of me tomorrow...Okay?... Read more

  • I DID IT!!!!

    11/8/2014 7:10:06 PM, by MISTY1127

    I ran my second 5k today. I only had 2 weeks between the two races, so I didn't get alot of time to train. I am so ecited, I had a goal of unde... Read more

  • just short today!

    11/7/2014 10:35:41 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I had a pretty good day. Now I'm home and wiped out after a busy day plus bowling tonight. I saw a friend who I haven't seen in a month because ... Read more

  • Changes

    11/6/2014 3:47:56 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I can't believe how much better I am feeling and all it took was some exercise and portion control. My anxiety is so much less. True story.... Read more

  • Work and Eating

    11/5/2014 10:18:46 AM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I have a busy day today and I have to eat out, always a challenge. Through my work I have a fair amount of public speaking engagements and... Read more

  • Exercise excuses

    11/4/2014 11:46:49 AM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I have two big exercise excuses: too tired and too busy. So how am I combating those? Morning exercise, which is turns out is awesome becau... Read more

  • Picky Eaters

    11/3/2014 4:24:14 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    Picky eaters, oh yeah, I live with one and he's not a kid. He is 44 and a perfect example of how not to teach your kid to eat. This guy won... Read more

  • Improvements that aren't the scale

    11/2/2014 3:19:50 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    Even though the scale is moving, other great things are happening to me. I am down a size in clothing. I bought a few things yesterday that... Read more

  • good things

    11/1/2014 9:22:40 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I ate birthday cake and didn't go crazy. I ate a Chinese buffet and didn't go crazy. I exercised everyday this week. It's all payi... Read more

  • It's time to get back with the program!!!!

    10/31/2014 5:04:15 PM, by DAVENPLK

    I haven't been here for awhile.....It shows. My progress went backwards. It's time for me to remotivate myself and start tracking............ Read more

  • It's time to get back with the program!!!!

    10/31/2014 5:04:13 PM, by DAVENPLK

    I haven't been here for awhile.....It shows. My progress went backwards. It's time for me to remotivate myself and start tracking............ Read more

  • Scouting

    10/31/2014 2:19:50 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    Next weekend is our first hike in the area. I'm excited! I'm also really glad that I started exercising. I'm going to be able to hike those bo... Read more

  • When a good friend owns a bakery

    10/30/2014 1:03:13 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    Oh yes, one of my best friends owns a bakery. She makes amazing stuff, just check out this Angry Bird cake she made for my dad! Read more

  • My Weight Loss Adventure

    10/28/2014 10:39:56 PM, by KO1215

    Thinking about having weight loss surgery is very frustrating. There are so many pros and cons. Two blogs ago, I talked about how after getting... Read more

  • Fi on being a girl

    10/28/2014 3:39:33 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    Ok, not really, I actually really like being a woman. I like being that rabble rouser that's gets guys underroos in a twist now and then. I lik... Read more

  • Fall is here

    10/27/2014 2:24:33 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    It has been an amazing fall, just amazing. Beautiful weather for the most part. By this time last year, South Dakota had already been hit by wi... Read more

  • 279

    10/26/2014 2:25:48 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    What does that number mean? That means I am below 280 for the first time in about a year an a half. My starting weight was 312, so hey, I've ma... Read more

  • Hooray!!!

    10/25/2014 2:02:14 PM, by MISTY1127

    I completed my first 5k this morning. It was so much fun! I can't wait until the next one!! Read more

  • Saturday

    10/25/2014 10:07:54 AM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I was up at 7 am on Saturday. Heck I wasn't even up at 7 am on a weekday not too long ago. This is going to be quick because I promised H... Read more

  • Hanging at the Grocery Store

    10/24/2014 11:59:52 AM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I'm a Cub Scout den leader. I have a soft spot for a kid that needed a leader for his den and here I am. Yesterday we handed out grocery ... Read more

  • Pizza the Hut

    10/23/2014 1:08:39 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    Oh yeah, I just made a Spaceballs reference, but I digress. There is a fundraiser for the shelter I run at Pizza Hut tonight. I am required... Read more

  • Cat Herding

    10/13/2014 1:16:18 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I'm a Cub Scout leader. Yes, me without a kid I'm parenting, is Cub Scout leader. It's important work. It is an extension of my career. It gi... Read more

  • Depression

    10/11/2014 9:30:51 AM, by AUNT_JENNY

    I saw the image below on Facebook. I recognize that this is my fear and dream also. Most people feared death some point in their life; I never ha... Read more

  • negativity

    10/10/2014 3:09:36 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    I have a friend... usually she is a friend. I met her when I took over the place I work at now and she interviewed me for a local paper nearly ... Read more

  • And again

    10/9/2014 5:23:22 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    This living healthier thing is hard. I start over all the time, but I guess starting over is better than quitting entirely. I restarted whe... Read more

  • I am Queen of the World!!!!

    10/7/2014 9:32:37 PM, by MISTY1127

    Ok- no I'm not the queen, but you know those days when you feel that everything is going great, you are so proud of yourself, how well you are do... Read more

  • Keep Pushing!

    10/2/2014 10:42:37 PM, by MISTY1127

    I am still working on my 2 week challenge with my nutrition. So far, I have not done too bad- I did slip today- with having a small cheat food- ... Read more

  • Changes

    9/29/2014 3:07:22 PM, by MISTY1127

    I haven't seen much action on the scale lately even though I have stepped up my exercise routine so time to add a little more... I always track m... Read more

  • Day 1

    9/17/2014 8:37:03 PM, by AUNT_JENNY

    Have you ever look at yourself in the mirror (just catch a glimpse) and look a way in disgust? I do this everyday when I get out of the shower. I... Read more

  • Almost 2 months later...

    9/15/2014 7:55:05 PM, by LEORAJO

    My last post was July 21 when my mom was released from the hospital after her cancer surgery. Who could have known that she would return to the h... Read more

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