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Sunday July 13, 2014 Cloudy and very humid out there
7/13/2014 4:25:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I stayed inside all day today becsause it was so humid out there. I did a walk at home tape, and worked on housework. I got plenty of exercise done...  Read more


280 today
7/13/2014 8:13:36 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Just 3lbs left of the regain, then I'm in fresh-loss territory again. I decided that I really like being able to see how active I'm being each d...  Read more


Labor Day mini goal: get under 275
7/12/2014 10:30:45 AM,  4 COMMENTS

2lbs down this morning. That leaves just 6lbs of the regain to tackle, then I'll be on my way again. 283 this morning, and would love to say that...  Read more


No more honey bbq chips or Reese's minis--I'm up 8 pounds
7/9/2014 4:31:54 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I was going along fine, until I hit a patch of big stress lately. "Big stress" means my eating gets terrible, very willy-nilly, and I find myself not...  Read more


July is the trickiest month
7/9/2014 1:46:18 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I don't work in July. I'm on a 10.5 month contract with a higher ed institution, and since I mostly work with faculty and students, and they are most...  Read more


Sunday July 6, 2014 Gorgeous Day out there
7/6/2014 2:27:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So this past month hasn't been the greatest. I had a couple of bad days that turned into bad weeks. It hasn't been a great month, and I haven't got...  Read more


I thought plateaus happened LATER!
7/4/2014 8:39:12 AM,  3 COMMENTS

For five days I have been on track with food tracking, staying within calorie range (between 1,200 and 1,500 per day) and doing modest aerobic exerci...  Read more


Whats your plan for the 4th ?
7/3/2014 9:19:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Are you going to forget tracking for the 4th or try to work it in ? What about fitness? Whatever your choice maybe don't let a slip up effect your who...  Read more


Day 3 on Track: Update
7/2/2014 9:21:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Did 3 (count' em) days of staying on track with food (tracking and staying within limits). Have I lost an ounce? Answer: No. Darn this middle-a...  Read more


Pamper Mission time again !
7/1/2014 8:45:27 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am one of the admins of THE BUDDY SYSTEM GROUP and each month we post little missions for us to accomplish , This month we repeated a mission called...  Read more


Monday June 30, 2014 Heat humidity, and humidity Thank goodness for swimming pools
6/30/2014 5:43:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I did a really good swim today, and really didn't want to leave the pool. The heat and humidity were bad out there were pretty bad. Got all my goal...  Read more


Bohemian Vs Hippie !
6/30/2014 9:47:23 AM,  2 COMMENTS

A girl came in to apply for a job the other day , who described her self as a *Flower Child*.During the interview , We talked about job duties and al...  Read more


Sunday June 29, 2014 New Week new goals
6/29/2014 4:51:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So last week I wasn't that great at all. I hit a bad spill, and went from bad to worse. I did stay within my calorie range most of the time, and d...  Read more


I broke my streak ----
6/25/2014 5:52:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Late last night. Although I joke about a one-day streak and the like, I've never been "into them" for myself, but spark seems to like them and f...  Read more


Wednesday June 25, 2014 Rain Rain rain
6/25/2014 4:34:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today was one those blah rainy days all day. It poured sometimes, drizzled others, but kept up a continual down pour. I walked over to my physical...  Read more


Day 4 of Streak
6/24/2014 12:10:02 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Wow! My streak is now 3 days long and I'm in the middle of my 4th day -- golly, gee! It feels good to celebrate every little success. Although I...  Read more


A Streak!
6/22/2014 9:30:02 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Yes, I have a streak of 2 days going on the challenge team. I have done what I set out to do and all is well. It is so well, that I dare to post this...  Read more


Sunday June 22, 2014 Ready for bed
6/22/2014 7:54:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm getting ready for bed, and want to get this finished before I fall asleep. Last week did real well on all my goals. I only missed two day...  Read more


A Bohemian Revolution.
6/22/2014 11:46:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been thinking about what I could share with my Spark Friends that really reflects me and also might help them and well also myself ! I have a l...  Read more


Stopping and Water!
6/22/2014 9:14:33 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm proud of myself because I stopped eating the day before yesterday. Not altogether, of course, but I'm noticing that even if I eat a lot at one poi...  Read more


Another Challenge
6/21/2014 5:26:16 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Today begins a new 5% challenge for those so inclined. My first challenge last Fall was highly successful, except that between it and the winter chall...  Read more


Friday June 20, 2014 Another perfect day
6/20/2014 6:22:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I went in for my physical therapy this morning, and that tuckered me out. It's about 45 minutes in the pool. Came home, and decided I was too tired...  Read more


Thursday June 19, 2014 Perfect clear blue skies
6/19/2014 4:25:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today was a perfect day weather wise. Clear blue skies with lots of sunshine. The perfect temperature, and just the right breeze. I went out for...  Read more


Always pack snacks!
6/18/2014 6:12:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My lesson (re)learned today? Always pack snacks. Went to a retreat meeting for our social justice committee to finalize the fall programming, a...  Read more


Wednesday June 18, 2014 Blah
6/18/2014 6:01:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have all the energy of the snail today. I have been getting things done, but not moving very fast. I slept in as well. We had a fire alarm and s...  Read more


Tuesday June 17, 2014 Hotter then
6/17/2014 6:33:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today it got really hot and humid out there. I decided to go for a walk after one of my meetings,so I took the bus up to Rite Aid and got a couple of...  Read more


breastfeeding magic
6/17/2014 2:07:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

There are things I don't love about breastfeeding, but one thing I do love is this: Down 3 pounds since I weighed in a week ago. Yay! Seeing...  Read more


Feeling Hopeful and Overwhelmed.
6/17/2014 10:56:17 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am completely overwhelmed by the amazing notes of encouragement and thoughts I have received from so many here. I honestly never thought anyone was...  Read more


Checking in, not checking out
6/17/2014 10:37:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's clear that emo stress, perceptions of overwork, being alone, and evening are the challenge times for me. When I'm feeling upset, angry, bo...  Read more


Monday June 16, 2014 Swimming day today
6/16/2014 6:39:21 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So today I went to the pool, and it started out fine. There were only three other people there, and they were all in the deep end. I started out in...  Read more


A New Day
6/16/2014 5:12:00 PM,  8 COMMENTS

For the past year I have been industriously organizing an annual meeting of a volunteer group. It was held this past weekend and I am so relieved that...  Read more


Time to start holding myself accountable!!
6/16/2014 1:02:28 PM,  55 COMMENTS

So this has been a long time coming. I have type 2 diabetes and weight 270 lbs. There I said it. I admitted it and put it out there for all to see....  Read more


Sunday June 15, 2014 It's so beautiful out there.
6/15/2014 6:43:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's one of those perfect days weather wise. Not too hot, not too cold, and no rain. No humidity either. After the last couple of days it's quite r...  Read more


I'm back!
6/14/2014 3:07:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So... since my last post, I spent six months taking fertility drugs that "helped" me gain back pretty much all the weight I lost. However! Worth it,...  Read more


This is clearly not working.
6/14/2014 10:40:33 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Ugh. The last month and a half has been incredibly a nutshell it boils down to a few key things. 1. My grandpa went into the hosp...  Read more


This month's mantra
6/13/2014 7:30:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

If it's important you find a way. If it's not, you find an excuse. Make a committment and follow through. Do not be a hypocrite....  Read more


Friday June 13, 2014 It's Friday the 13th, but it is Friday woo woo
6/13/2014 6:23:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I haven't done much in the way of goals that last two days. It's been really raining outside, and cloudy. I did get in quite a swim though today....  Read more


When the Cat's Away (me being the cat, apparently)...
6/13/2014 11:58:42 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It seems as though whenever I take a short break or vacation, I lose my momentum. Alas, this has happened to me yet again. Although this time my vacat...  Read more


Wednesday June 11, 2014 elevator was out up 5 flights of stairs plus a half hour walk today I'm po
6/11/2014 8:42:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I went for my walk early this afternoon to avoid the rain later on. It was real humid outside. Wish I had gone for a swim instead, but I had a job i...  Read more


Monday June 9, 2014 It was a gorgeous day today
6/9/2014 7:52:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Went swimming today at the Y, and did really well. It wasn't that crowded either so it was a nice swim. Got home and worked on some writing, and re...  Read more


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