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Two Months Post Gastric Bypass Surgery
3/31/2014 7:56:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today marks the two month anniversary of my gastric bypass surgery. I have lost a total of 53 pounds and 18 inches overall, mostly in my waist and hi...  Read more

ANI_AMICK

On the Mend
3/30/2014 1:48:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Hello Spark Peeps. It seems like every time I write a blog lately it begins with a "long time, no blog" statement. This time I actually have a...  Read more

KNH771

Day 33
3/28/2014 7:01:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I am 1/3 of the way to my goal. Today is day 33 of my 100 days of exercise. I also happen to be at day 31 without added sugar! Wow, a whole mont...  Read more

OSDOWNS

WooHoo!!
3/20/2014 10:06:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today is day 25 of my 100 day exercise goal. I am 1/4 of the way there! I have never exercised 25 days in a row in my entire life! I'm also at day 23...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Keep going
3/15/2014 10:48:46 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Today is day 20 of my 100 day exercise goal and day 18 without sugar. I'm 1/5 of the way there!! The last several days I've had a real hard time...  Read more

OSDOWNS

"Dumped" for the first time....
3/10/2014 8:39:04 PM,  7 COMMENTS

No, my husband didn't dump me. We are still happily married, actually we are still in the honeymoon stage of our four year marriage!!! Yes, I "d...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Hmmm
3/9/2014 6:54:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am one of those people that has to fight for every ounce that I lose. I was hoping to see the scale move down this morning since I've had a good cou...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Feeling good
3/7/2014 10:46:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is day 12 of my 100-day exercise streak and day 10 of no sugar. I have to say I'm feeling pretty good about what I've accomplished so far. ...  Read more

OSDOWNS

How do you spell Mom?
3/7/2014 9:03:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I know I'm not alone in this thought, in these feelings. As a mother of two, I feel guilty for all the "NOT's" and "Can'ts" motherhood provide...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Results!
3/6/2014 9:37:53 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So exciting to see some results. I am 42 pounds down and a total of 12 inches lost so far, and have already made two trips to the basement for smalle...  Read more

ANI_AMICK

Attitude of Gratitude
3/4/2014 10:15:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So apparently the man who walked away with the Oscar for the Best Actor, Matthew McConaughey said, "God has shown me that itís a scientific fact...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Do I miss the cake?
3/2/2014 8:36:23 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today I find myself another year older. This makes the 48th celebration of my life and for us Birthdays are big celebrations - parties with friends a...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

:D
3/1/2014 3:05:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today is day 6 of my 100-day exercise streak and the end of the week! It's also day 3 without sugar. Wow, two at once. Yowza! I'm so excited that I've...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Inspried to stay the course....
2/26/2014 10:32:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

As frustrated as I get with the scale moving slower and slower as I near my 100 pound goal, I have to say how thankful and grateful I am to have had t...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Inspired
2/26/2014 9:02:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have to say that I felt inspired by the video of the lady that committed to going to the gym for 100 days. It really made an impression on me and I...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Mooooooooo! Yup! That's right! Mooooooooo!
2/25/2014 9:54:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I grazed all day! From morning til night I was eating. Not unhealthy eating, but eating none the less. 7am - breakfast of eggs with ham and c...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Step 1 accomplished
2/24/2014 12:37:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This year I set the goal of completing a 5k-not competing but completing. The fact that I even set this goal is a huge deal for me. I have been doing...  Read more

OSDOWNS

I had to lick my fingers.......
2/20/2014 12:41:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The early morning hours of the day were consumed with making treats for tonight's fundraising Bake Sale. I love to bake! So this is pure joy for me...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

"Mixing It Up" worked for me!
2/18/2014 11:08:40 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I just hit that dreaded 6 month stall in months 5 to 6!! Grrrrrr. I can only offer my humble advice, which is working for me, which is to "mi...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Update on the 7 Day Stall Breaker....
2/14/2014 10:00:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is Day 7 of my 7 Day Stall Breaking experiment. I have increased my calories from 600-800 per day to 900-1000 per day - 60g-80g protein, 60...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

7 Day Test to break a stall...
2/12/2014 10:59:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm 6 months post WLS and once again have hit a dreaded stall. I've been stuck at 152 pounds for three weeks and my frustration level is high. ...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

10 Days Post RNY Bypass
2/11/2014 7:39:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So 10 days later... the bypass went well, although I am disappointed to still be fighting high blood sugar and continue to be insulin dependent, but I...  Read more

ANI_AMICK

EVERY DAY IS A CHANCE TO LEARN
2/11/2014 5:41:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I thought that when I got out of rehab that I could just jump back into my prior life, pick up my diet and all would be great. I did not count on hav...  Read more

LIZS101

Saturday
2/8/2014 8:28:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I left the house at noon, went shopping, stopped at Mom's helped her take a shower. She fell in the shower. Thank Goodness I was there. She didn't...  Read more

JEWELMOTI

Crash
2/8/2014 12:25:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, today I crashed and burned with my C25K program. I had to stop because of a really bad shin splint in my right leg. On the upside though, I did...  Read more

OSDOWNS

RNY GB Phase 2
2/7/2014 4:55:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My one week post op appointment went really well, and I was granted permission to return to work early, thereby saving some vacation days for actual v...  Read more

ANI_AMICK

The Week End!
2/7/2014 3:54:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Friday is here. What a great week it was. Being able to touch base with all of my Spark friends meant a lot to me. I hope you all have a great week...  Read more

JEWELMOTI

Digging out of the Snow
2/6/2014 11:00:15 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I had to leave for work earlier today because we had quite a snow storm. Getting from the apartment to the car was just the first step. The snow was...  Read more

JEWELMOTI

YAY!!
2/6/2014 10:32:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

334 104 244 I did it! I completed W1D1 of my C25K program. I've never been able to do it up until now, but this morning I was determined. ...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Successful Surgery
2/5/2014 7:27:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My RNY Gastric Bypass surgery has been very successful! I had the surgery Friday, got home from the hospital on Sunday, and have been recouperating v...  Read more

ANI_AMICK

Bono on the Difference between GRACE and Karma....
2/5/2014 5:56:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Bono on the difference between Grace and Karma by Jon Kuhrt Bono: ďItís a mind-blowing concept that the God who created the Universe might be...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

I'm Back 2/5/14
2/5/2014 4:30:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Hi all, I haven't been here on SP for such a long time! It was really great when I reached my goal weight back in 2011. But on January 21st, 2013 by...  Read more

PRETTYNPLAYFUL

Target
2/5/2014 12:31:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, now that I am officially back in the groove, I decided that last night I would start my exercise program. I no longer have my gym membership, s...  Read more

JEWELMOTI

Kickin' my butt!
2/3/2014 11:02:19 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Today I decided to do my C25K program. I could only do half of it and had to walk the rest of the time, but at least I did half!...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Day after
2/3/2014 10:03:20 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Okay, I went to the super bowl party armed with snacks from the Spark Cook Book. I didn't eat regularly. I skipped breakfast and lunch. I didn't dri...  Read more

JEWELMOTI

Super Bowl Commercial
2/2/2014 10:44:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I fell in love with the yellow lab puppy and the Budweiser Clydesdale horses!...  Read more

JEWELMOTI

There's no crying in Baseball......
2/1/2014 10:00:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!! By: Leilani Gibbs That's the sentiment (scenario) that comes to mind sometimes when I hear some of the comments...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Did God Say No! ?
1/31/2014 3:40:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

There are some people who would make you believe that you can do or be anything you want. All you need is the desire and motivation. I have always b...  Read more

JEWELMOTI

How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home
1/30/2014 11:55:58 AM,  4 COMMENTS

By: Barrett Johnson We end up teaching the wrong thing because we have the wrong objectives. This sentiment was stirred in me afresh when I...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

Tomorrow - RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery
1/30/2014 8:46:11 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So excited because tomorrow is my re-birth. Surgery scheduled for 7:30 AM. This surgery is the tool I need to become the person (or half the person...  Read more

ANI_AMICK

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