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  • Day 1 - again.

    1/23/2017 9:51:07 AM, by HOPERISING

    I started over today... my personal 30-day challenge. Mostly I was just focused on sticking to the eating plan. I'm so tired and run down from ... Read more

  • New measurements

    1/20/2017 11:57:45 PM, by HOPERISING

    Here we go again. I weighed this morning on scales that I seriously doubt the accuracy of, but I suppose they are at least giving me a "ball par... Read more

  • Snacking problem

    1/20/2017 7:20:41 AM, by HLONEY2

    Last night I was very proud of myself. I wanted to snack. But I didn't. I walked into the kitchen several times to grab a snack. Each time I aske... Read more

  • Water

    1/19/2017 8:24:33 AM, by HLONEY2

    I can't seem to make it to 8 glasses each day. I get to 6. I have never really liked plain water. Also, if I drink water within 2 hours of bedtim... Read more

  • Alex again!

    1/18/2017 10:31:46 AM, by HOPERISING

    Yesterday we took Alex to a private hospital in kakamega, we were then referred to a private radiologist who did a sonogram of Alex's leg. Turns ... Read more

  • Nose to the Grind

    1/17/2017 7:35:06 AM, by HLONEY2

    Time to do this! I can complain about my weight. I can blame a myriad of other problems on my weight. But doing that doesn't help me. I need to t... Read more

  • Again

    1/16/2017 4:14:01 PM, by HLONEY2

    After taking several months off, and putting several pounds on, I have decided to do it again. I did tackle a different health problem during my ... Read more

  • More about Alex..

    1/16/2017 2:05:00 PM, by HOPERISING

    Can I just warn you before you read any further... I am really upset and wound up and kind of hysterical. My 13 year old son with the injured le... Read more

  • Day 1

    1/15/2017 12:20:17 PM, by HOPERISING

    My 30 day self challenge got off to a limping start. Five out of the six people in my family are all sick, myself included. Of course mom doesn't... Read more

  • The Plan

    1/14/2017 2:08:43 PM, by HOPERISING

    Okay, here it is... The Plan. I have wrestled with this since new years. How can I make healthy changes within the limitations I have as per my b... Read more

  • The Plan

    1/14/2017 2:08:24 PM, by HOPERISING

    Okay, here it is... The Plan. I have wrestled with this since new years. How can I make healthy changes within the limitations I have as per my b... Read more

  • Morning musings

    1/14/2017 2:50:18 AM, by HOPERISING

    Alex's leg has not improved. Some have suggested that perhaps it is lymph edema. I still think something is torn in there. Unfortunately there is... Read more

  • Scales

    1/13/2017 2:42:27 PM, by HOPERISING

    Yesterday I broke down and bought a replacement scale. All they have here are the analog-dial style, and they are weirdly expensive,but I am cons... Read more

  • Patience...

    1/10/2017 4:41:38 AM, by HOPERISING

    I am not patient. That seems to be my biggest problem in everything. Alex's leg has not improved. Its still swollen and painful. His ap... Read more

  • Alex

    1/6/2017 9:29:45 AM, by HOPERISING

    Thank you to my sparkfriends for the prayers and good wishes. I was able to borrow some money to take my son to a private hospital today. They... Read more

  • lost

    1/5/2017 9:43:42 AM, by HOPERISING

    The new year is not nice. -I still don't have any money due to the atm screw-up. -My son is seriously hurt and sick. -I've been reduced to ... Read more

  • Exercise and Food

    1/3/2017 10:13:14 AM, by HOPERISING

    I am still struggling with the spark-people website being a bit "heavy" for my slow internet connection. This struggle was one of the reasons I ... Read more

  • Happy New Year - and here I am again.

    1/1/2017 6:02:48 AM, by HOPERISING

    I bet this is THE busiest day of the year for Sparkpeople, as everyone comes in, bursting with enthusiasm for a new year and new resolutions to g... Read more

  • Cook double and save propane

    12/21/2016 6:14:28 AM, by WPM911

    If I'm making chicken for dinner as an example I will cook two breasts. Then the next day I don't have to cook only have to reheat and I've saved... Read more

  • My morning snack!!

    12/14/2016 10:02:52 AM, by CMONTAGUE8

    Feeling good these days between the water and carb wa... Read more

  • My work water bottle buddy!!!!

    12/9/2016 10:04:24 AM, by CMONTAGUE8

    This is my at work bottle it's 24oz I believe I try ... Read more

  • It's time to get serious and put the work in!!!!

    12/9/2016 10:00:58 AM, by CMONTAGUE8

    Hi I am Connie iam a wife,a mom,a gram ,i am me!! Nov... Read more

  • Day 1

    11/23/2016 3:05:32 PM, by ACCUDART

    OK...salad, apple and water for lunch. Going to cut out the carbs....... Read more

  • Watch out for birthday months!

    11/12/2016 10:00:31 PM, by GARDENERGAL

    Today was weigh-in day for the Fall 5% challenge... and unfortunately I've gained back 5 pounds in the past 4 weeks, arg! But in all honesty I ... Read more

  • night shifts

    11/10/2016 10:40:54 AM, by JULESMILE4

    I have been struggling with diet as it seems like I am always hungry. Should I eat a meal in the middle of the night? If I do that, I wake up a... Read more

  • Grandma again for the third time

    11/8/2016 6:17:42 AM, by WPM911

    My daughter gave birth last night to my third grandchild. Beautiful baby girl. Mom and baby are both fine. She's beautiful. And what a great birt... Read more

  • Is That Salad Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts?

    10/10/2016 2:33:22 PM, by KALISBACK

    I know it is mine! Don't get me wrong. Salad is great. I love salad. In fact, I eat salad just about every day for lunch. At least, I used t... Read more

  • Fall 5% challenge is on! Gardening choices...

    9/24/2016 4:45:19 PM, by GARDENERGAL

    OK, today starts the Fall 5% Challenge, and the weather couldn't be more conducive to getting outside for some exercise. Being a passionate "gar... Read more

  • You probably know this but I didn't

    9/24/2016 4:41:28 AM, by WPM911

    Last night while preparing for an all day meeting today, Saturday-- I thought I'd try to get a jumpstart on my food log. I didn't realize you can... Read more

  • Anxious about mini vaca

    9/20/2016 2:37:34 PM, by PAMALAMA1413

    This weekend I will be going on a mini vaca with lots of family. I am in charge of bringing appetizers and sweet treats. My family consists of ... Read more

  • Just starting out...

    9/12/2016 9:59:29 AM, by VBALLFISHY3

    I have been on SparkPeople for a total of 6 days now. I have not weighed myself yet to see if there was any weigh loss, but I have done multiple ... Read more

  • Bowling and laser tag

    9/11/2016 5:39:16 AM, by WPM911

    Celebrated my grandson's 7th birthday yesterday. Wow how the bowling alleys have changed since my day. Everything is electronic and the shoes are... Read more

  • Grandson's birthday party

    9/10/2016 5:04:13 AM, by WPM911

    I'm so excited to be going to my grandson's birthday party today it's worth the 2 Hour drive to get there and the 2 Hour drive to get back. He's ... Read more

  • Discouraged

    9/8/2016 11:31:12 PM, by AMMER512

    I am feeling very discouraged today. Not because of my weight problem or my food intake but because my car broke down and I don't have the mone... Read more

  • Carry On..

    9/5/2016 10:26:21 AM, by WILBRAGURL

    That last post was at the beginning of the summer...never had a response. I have decided not to reset, just to continue as best I can. Meeting wi... Read more

  • Starting again

    9/4/2016 10:17:58 PM, by AMMER512

    Sometimes I feel like I will never lose weight. I have quit drinking soda, i drink more water some coffee and once in awhile an ice tea. I a... Read more

  • First weigh in at 10 days

    9/1/2016 3:17:35 PM, by M82794

    Down 10 lbs! In spite of the fair, no less!😜... Read more

  • Still maintaining my goal weight

    8/30/2016 5:59:41 AM, by WPM911

    It's been several weeks now and I'm still holding at my goal weight. I can't weigh in though because it wants me to change my weight and I want i... Read more

  • Back to the beginning

    8/23/2016 9:43:54 AM, by M82794

    About 7 years ago, I was at my then biggest of around 250. With a wedding planned in October, I found CalorieCount.about.com and got to work. My ... Read more

  • Success

    8/20/2016 10:10:51 PM, by BRITANEYRAKER

    Finally, with in my calorie goals. First time in 3 days....or More. Lol Feels good.... Read more

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