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Done!
3/20/2014 8:55:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have finally realized that it is time to just give up. I have reached the point of just not wanting to go on anymore. So, I think I am just done....  Read more

DEBBIE84

Ugh!
2/20/2014 8:46:38 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been sick for the past week, but my eating has been pretty good...though I have not been logging my meals. I am super busy right now with work...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Being Prepared
2/14/2014 10:18:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am off to a pretty good start. I shopped for healthy foods two days ago, but after working all day, shopping, and putting things away the last thin...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Refreshing My Goals
2/13/2014 3:28:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have gained 5 pounds since my last blog entry. I have not been eating right or exercising (obviously). But I am not giving up. I have set new goa...  Read more

DEBBIE84

No more Mountain Dew
12/9/2013 5:03:00 PM,  8 COMMENTS

It has been very difficult for me, but I have given up my Mountain Dew. I sometimes jokingly say that I am addicted to Mountain Dew, but I really am...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Do-able Goals
12/4/2013 12:48:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In spite of my good intentions and doable goals, I have not kept myself on track and accomplished my weight-loss or fitness goals. Since my last blog...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Back to Spark
11/19/2013 3:36:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Seems a couple of years have slipped by with no change but a kilo that bounces just like a yoyo. And now I have decided to give up red meat and chicke...  Read more

TANIBEAR

Disappointed
11/7/2013 7:31:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Went and talked to my doctor about my BP. Not sure what is going on, but I still have the high pressure, so she put me on medication. I've taken it fo...  Read more

QTLADY

Friday
10/27/2013 11:03:14 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Went to see the orthopedist last Friday and he said everything seems to be healing well. I really don't have much pain anymore. I'm to finish out my l...  Read more

QTLADY

Quick Update
10/22/2013 2:49:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm on week 3 of PT. Yesterday they had me do the majority of my ankle exercises standing up. I got through it but last night my ankle was kind of ach...  Read more

QTLADY

Physical Therapy
10/7/2013 3:03:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I saw my physical therapist and she said the mobility of my ankle is very good. She gave me stretching exercises to do with a band. Count of 20...  Read more

QTLADY

Chugging along
10/4/2013 10:02:13 AM,  2 COMMENTS

First things first. I went for my orthopedic visit yesterday and had xrays done. Said my ankle is healing. It definitely doesn't hurt as bad as when I...  Read more

QTLADY

Revised eating
10/1/2013 4:23:42 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My husband is doing a Biggest Loser challenge at work and so I am assisting by changing my eating habits. I'm going back to the basics of putting my f...  Read more

QTLADY

Goals Met!
9/20/2013 8:55:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am still here and working on losing weight. My sister developed complications after her gastric sleeve bypass surgery, so I ended up spending a lot...  Read more

DEBBIE84

And it Continues
9/12/2013 11:25:25 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So it has been a month since my ankle injury and while I am able to walk faster, I still have pains in my ankle and it still swells. I am on week 3 of...  Read more

QTLADY

Tried some new foods
9/4/2013 5:32:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I saw this detox plan in Self Magazine and for 7 days you eat foods that are high in good fats and antioxidants. Each morning is a smoothie and the...  Read more

QTLADY

Happy September!
9/1/2013 9:16:41 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, last week I started lifting weights with the Chalean Extreme program. I decided to do this while my husband ran, since I still cannot do that. I...  Read more

QTLADY

Gastric Sleeve Procedure part 2
8/23/2013 11:36:18 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My sister's overnight stay in the hospital for gastric sleeve surgery has turned into an ordeal. She had surgery on Thursday the 15th and came home o...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Coming Along
8/23/2013 1:05:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been walking "normally" since last Thursday. Slowly, but surely my injury is healing. I find that I do tend to walk better without the brace on m...  Read more

QTLADY

Recovering
8/15/2013 9:00:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

After 3 days on crutches, I went without today. Only had a brace on my ankle and I made it. I don't do alot of walking around at work, so that helps....  Read more

QTLADY

Gastric Sleeve Procedure
8/15/2013 9:06:12 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been a little MIA the past couple of days. I have been really busy taking care of little things at home so that I could bring my sister to Dal...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Fail
8/12/2013 4:09:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm thinking to myself, This is what I get for trying to be healthy but I know I shouldn't be so negative. Was feeling great at the beginning of my ru...  Read more

QTLADY

Three Pounds Away From Labor Day Goal! :)
8/10/2013 11:38:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

For the past couple of years, as my clothes that fit me wore out, I have, mostly, refused to purchase new clothes. I kept telling myself that I have...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Yay New Shoes
8/10/2013 8:26:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I went to a running store and was fitted for shoes. I love them and they are motivating me to get up tomorrow and start this next week of runnin...  Read more

QTLADY

Week 1, Day 5 Done
8/8/2013 8:57:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I finished week 1 and though I'm a little intimidated by Week 2, I'm going to try it on Sunday. I got really bad shin splints on my right leg. I am go...  Read more

QTLADY

Sparked Again!
8/7/2013 11:55:56 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Finally, I am seeing results again! There is nothing better than stepping on the scale and seeing a loss, unless it is putting on a pair of jeans tha...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Week 1, Day 3 Done
8/6/2013 11:11:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Did the 3rd day of the first week of C25K. It was a little tougher today for some reason. This time my right shin was bothering me, but I powered thro...  Read more

QTLADY

Low Carb
8/6/2013 8:28:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

What I have been doing just isn't working any longer. I started off great with a 26 pound loss in only two weeks and then just stopped losing. In th...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Day 32
8/5/2013 11:02:37 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The first two weeks I was back on SP I lost 26 pounds and it was awesome. That was from just eating better, cutting out sodas, drinking my water, and...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Woo! I did it!
8/4/2013 12:11:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today was my first try at running and I did it. I've never been a fan of running but was encouraged to try the C25K program. Lucky for me, my husband...  Read more

QTLADY

It finally happened!
8/2/2013 12:07:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After about 2 weeks of seeing no loss on the scale, it budged this morning. It is only 1 pound, but I will take it! I was beginning to think that I...  Read more

DEBBIE84

OMGosh! Fun, fun, fun.
8/1/2013 3:51:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So, my Hoppity-Hop ball (AKA Hippity-Hop ball, Jumping Ball, Bouncing Ball etc.) arrived today. I inflated it, had my son try it out, then carefully....  Read more

DEBBIE84

And I'm back
7/28/2013 3:52:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

from Maui and had a wonderful time but since it was my honeymoon, it was pretty much, who cares what I do or eat. Now it's back to business! So this w...  Read more

QTLADY

Saturday
7/28/2013 1:07:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I attended a family reunion on Saturday, so my eating was horrible. I had a little of this and a little of that and it all added up to a lot of calor...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Day 22
7/26/2013 5:02:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am still eating well, but no loss again today. I am not giving up though....I know that it will happen in time. I am still sparking along, though...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Day 21
7/25/2013 9:59:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

For a couple of weeks I lost weight very quickly. Portion control and eating right was all it took. And then, suddenly, I stopped losing. I am stil...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Hoppity-Hop Balls!
7/24/2013 11:58:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

322 A few years ago I jokingly told a friend, Lisa, that Hoppity-Hop balls were so fun and I thought it would be fun to get one. I didn't really thin...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Exercise on an empty stomach or not?
7/23/2013 2:34:48 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have a friend that always tells me that I should exercise first thing in the morning, before I eat anything. I always told him that from everything...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Day 18
7/23/2013 12:00:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I must admit that where exercise is concerned I slacked off a bit today. I did not do any formal exercising, but I did put in a long day of sorting a...  Read more

DEBBIE84

Day 17
7/21/2013 1:14:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is day 17 for me. I did not see a loss on the scale for the second day in a row, but I am not discouraged at all. I know from experience how t...  Read more

DEBBIE84

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