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    7/19/2015 9:04:42 PM, by DEBBIE84

    When my journey began, I weighed 360 pounds. Then I joined Sparkpeople in June of 2006 after I lost my first 40 pounds on a low-carb diet and co... Read more

  • Back to where I was!

    6/4/2015 9:25:37 AM, by DEBBIE84

    Back in 2006, at my heaviest, I weighed 360 pounds....HORRIBLE but true! And then one day, I decided I was going to lose weight. The first 40 p... Read more

  • Tomatoes

    5/22/2015 12:12:28 PM, by DEBBIE84

    I have a huge garden this year and it is almost planted. Rain has prevented me from planting the rest of my corn but my 144 tomato plants are th... Read more

  • I CAN do this!

    5/5/2015 12:53:42 PM, by DEBBIE84

    The battle of the bulge continues, but I am making slow progress. I was down 96 pounds at one point and then for various reasons...life happened... Read more

  • Week 1

    7/28/2014 12:00:10 PM, by DEBBIE84

    My first week back has been a success. I have not eaten any wheat/gluten, have posted on FB every day, drank 8 cups of water daily, logged every... Read more

  • Weighing in!

    7/26/2014 7:20:38 PM, by DEBBIE84

    Tomorrow is my scheduled weekly weigh-in but my pants are fitting a little looser so I had to take a peek today. I just started Tuesday and I ha... Read more

  • I Resisted the Temptation!

    7/26/2014 12:45:19 AM, by DEBBIE84

    Today was a busy day, but I stayed within my calories and ate well. It was hard to resist temptation this evening. I had been running errands a... Read more

  • I miss Sparkpeople!

    7/22/2014 12:53:54 PM, by DEBBIE84

    Back in March there was so much going on in my life that I was totally overwhelmed and I think that life came crashing down on me. Things are no... Read more

  • Done!

    3/20/2014 8:55:55 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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 d... Read more

  • Ugh!

    2/20/2014 8:46:38 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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... Read more

  • Being Prepared

    2/14/2014 10:18:18 AM, by DEBBIE84

    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... Read more

  • Refreshing My Goals

    2/13/2014 3:28:44 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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 ne... Read more

  • No more Mountain Dew

    12/9/2013 5:03:00 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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 reall... Read more

  • Do-able Goals

    12/4/2013 12:48:53 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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... Read more

  • Back to Spark

    11/19/2013 3:36:20 PM, by TANIBEAR

    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 c... Read more

  • Disappointed

    11/7/2013 7:31:37 PM, by QTLADY

    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 ... Read more

  • Friday

    10/27/2013 11:03:14 AM, by QTLADY

    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... Read more

  • Quick Update

    10/22/2013 2:49:00 PM, by QTLADY

    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 o... Read more

  • Physical Therapy

    10/7/2013 3:03:22 PM, by QTLADY

    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 o... Read more

  • Chugging along

    10/4/2013 10:02:13 AM, by QTLADY

    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 w... Read more

  • Revised eating

    10/1/2013 4:23:42 PM, by QTLADY

    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... Read more

  • Goals Met!

    9/20/2013 8:55:21 PM, by DEBBIE84

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

  • And it Continues

    9/12/2013 11:25:25 AM, by QTLADY

    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... Read more

  • Tried some new foods

    9/4/2013 5:32:59 PM, by QTLADY

    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 an... Read more

  • Happy September!

    9/1/2013 9:16:41 AM, by QTLADY

    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 th... Read more

  • Gastric Sleeve Procedure part 2

    8/23/2013 11:36:18 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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 h... Read more

  • Coming Along

    8/23/2013 1:05:31 PM, by QTLADY

    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... Read more

  • Recovering

    8/15/2013 9:00:15 PM, by QTLADY

    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 he... Read more

  • Gastric Sleeve Procedure

    8/15/2013 9:06:12 AM, by DEBBIE84

    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 t... Read more

  • Fail

    8/12/2013 4:09:17 PM, by QTLADY

    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 ... Read more

  • Three Pounds Away From Labor Day Goal! :)

    8/10/2013 11:38:28 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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 ... Read more

  • Yay New Shoes

    8/10/2013 8:26:28 PM, by QTLADY

    I went to a running store and was fitted for shoes. I love them and they a... Read more

  • Week 1, Day 5 Done

    8/8/2013 8:57:46 PM, by QTLADY

    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 ... Read more

  • Sparked Again!

    8/7/2013 11:55:56 AM, by DEBBIE84

    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 jean... Read more

  • Week 1, Day 3 Done

    8/6/2013 11:11:38 PM, by QTLADY

    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... Read more

  • Low Carb

    8/6/2013 8:28:47 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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. ... Read more

  • Day 32

    8/5/2013 11:02:37 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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... Read more

  • Woo! I did it!

    8/4/2013 12:11:08 PM, by QTLADY

    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 hus... Read more

  • It finally happened!

    8/2/2013 12:07:47 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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 th... Read more

  • OMGosh! Fun, fun, fun.

    8/1/2013 3:51:40 PM, by DEBBIE84

    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 caref... Read more

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