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Inspiration from the Web
7/25/2014 8:54:15 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I used my first "You're OKAY" day yesterday. I couldn't bring up the energy to even walk littledogs. I went outside to tell my husband he had a phone...  Read more

BABARR67

Sometimes it works, sometimes it's an "Epic Fail"
7/24/2014 8:46:29 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Have you ever seen "Epic Fails" on YouTube? My husband and stepson love watching them. They are a lot like America's Funniest Home Videos. Lots of peo...  Read more

BABARR67

My 100 Days Log
7/23/2014 8:42:40 AM,  1 COMMENTS

7/22- Day 1: 10 min bedroom aerobics 7/23- Day 2: 20 min dog walk...  Read more

BABARR67

100 Days
7/23/2014 8:10:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I posted this in the Rochester Sparkers Team yesterday: I recently saw a post about a woman who made a 100 day commitment to exercise and posted...  Read more

BABARR67

Fall 7 times...Get Back up 8
7/22/2014 9:19:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Almost right after I decided to start a fresh start...BOOM! Life happened, and I started making bad choices AGAIN! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??? Well, the...  Read more

CAMOCUTIE01

Controlling Evening Eating...
7/9/2014 11:20:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I just reposted this topic in the maintenance forum I belong to bc it has become an issue for me again recently. Here are some ideas I got when...  Read more

BABARR67

Numbers...
7/9/2014 9:43:47 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Yo-yo doesn't even begin to cover it. I have been attempting to get back within my goal range of 157-167 for awhile now. Since having gastric bypass i...  Read more

BABARR67

NSVs Galore and it's only 8 a.m.!!!
7/7/2014 11:40:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Some bad life drama is going on around me, but I am focusing on my positives. 224 Enough time to whine and vent blog later! Today I've had at l...  Read more

PATTYR81

Momentum-- a really random blog...
7/7/2014 10:25:42 AM,  0 COMMENTS

"If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up!" One of my favorite quotes here at Spark. Yet as I go to write in my food journal, it sure feels li...  Read more

BABARR67

Teeny But Effective Motivation (Pic)
7/2/2014 11:15:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Wearing dd#2's college softball work out clothes (and her hand-me-down-team-trainer shoes) for my morning walk! Haven't walked in MONTHS!,...  Read more

PATTYR81

Random Victories - 1H 2014
6/26/2014 10:52:14 AM,  2 COMMENTS

At work this is the time of year where we have to self evaluate and write our accomplishments for the 1st half of the year. It is always a tough thing...  Read more

PATTYR81

Considering becoming a NUDIST.
6/23/2014 10:24:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Incredibly frustrating! Not only having to deal with fluctuations in size bc of style and fabric but also bc of differences in sizing! I no longer fit...  Read more

BABARR67

Living the dream...
6/19/2014 9:35:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I decide who I want to be. And who I want to be can change whenever I choose. If I want to be more social... I will go out and talk to people. If I wa...  Read more

BABARR67

Finding balance: It's just food!
6/18/2014 11:41:39 AM,  3 COMMENTS

From the very first day I joined Sparkpeople I wrote about how I wanted to find that elusive balance that is integral to living life to the fullest....  Read more

BABARR67

Food Reality
6/18/2014 11:21:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's a blog 2-fer today! Wanted to separate my 104 224 stuff from my 2 29 28 15 Yesterday's food plan was going well, but somehow...  Read more

PATTYR81

Horse Riding! (pic)
6/18/2014 10:38:22 AM,  6 COMMENTS

REALLY???? ME???? AFTER 20 YEARS???? 40 At my ~300 lb self, I was always afraid I would hurt the horse. 24 I wouldn't even...  Read more

PATTYR81

5 Day Pouch Test - So What Did I Learn???
6/14/2014 11:17:58 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Key Learnings for me: - I wasn't starvingly, uncomfortably hungry - I didn't have to be 'perfect' on the plan for it to work (I was 90%) It...  Read more

PATTYR81

Victories: Both NSV and Scale - YAY!!!
6/12/2014 10:26:16 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today is day 4 of my 5 day pouch test. I'm happy to report that yesterday my energy was up and I actually got out and walked 30 min! 104 Fo...  Read more

PATTYR81

Shopping!!! (Pic) and Long Lost (Deliberately Hidden) 'Before WLS' pic
6/11/2014 12:44:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I bought a new bathing suit!!!! AND for the first time since my honeymoon, I'm not embarrassed (ok a little) to be photographed in it! 224 ...  Read more

PATTYR81

5 Day Pouch Test
6/11/2014 11:34:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Lately I've been struggling with binging, eating more and more junk carbs (often to the point where tummy rebels 24 Scale was up 8 lbs from my...  Read more

PATTYR81

Feeling A Bit Slapped Around Today :(
6/5/2014 12:08:23 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I was feeling pretty good after I wrote about my Yappers - got some of them corralled, handled and out of my life (for the moment) 224 Some of...  Read more

PATTYR81

Surrounded by Yapping Chihuauas!
6/2/2014 1:01:36 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It seems like every time I take some time out for 'Me Time', the number of my 'Yapping Chihuauas' (To - Do Items) increases dramatically and their yap...  Read more

PATTYR81

Slug vs. Hamster - Animal Alter-Egos Are Battling....
5/28/2014 11:06:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Spent the weekend spectating at dd#3 softball tournament. 60 132 (I realize this is a tennis ball icon, but I like the color so I pretend it's a soft...  Read more

PATTYR81

A Wonderful Beginning...
5/27/2014 11:30:36 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Once again my heart is filled with gratitude and joy for the people in my life and the opportunity I am given every day to make positive decisions. I...  Read more

BABARR67

Non-Eventful Friday - Just The Way I Like It!
5/24/2014 10:42:11 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Fridays are a 'mixed bag' of stuff for me. 36 It's the end of the work week and usually a very easy day with a lot of co-workers taking off 2...  Read more

PATTYR81

Slid Down a Smallish Chute
5/23/2014 11:44:22 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday no ladder climbing - instead hit a chute and started sliding..... I am a numbers person. I like numbers. They give definite inform...  Read more

PATTYR81

Toddling Up Those Ladders!
5/22/2014 10:06:20 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Sometimes I'm amazed just how much baby steps add up and lead to toddling steps! 183 As I reviewed yesterday in my mind, I got a clear vision...  Read more

PATTYR81

Doing Something Different
5/21/2014 1:20:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday went better eating-wise. 224 I guess there IS something to the strategy of planning defined snacks and meals rather than grazing, ni...  Read more

PATTYR81

Better, But Still Stumbling and Bumbling
5/20/2014 12:30:13 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a better day food-wise. No junk! 224 I was SOOOO tired (food hang over?) so I decided to have a quick nap 102 . 'Quick' extende...  Read more

PATTYR81

Grief-work, Binge Eating and Getting Back On Track
5/19/2014 12:04:34 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I've been pretty 'silent' on SP for the past few months. Lurking, reading, with occasional comments. No real posts. Why???? I've been actively avoi...  Read more

PATTYR81

Apparently exercise makes a difference
4/13/2014 12:10:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So, due to my pricey entry into a 5k, I have been forcing myself to exercise and walk more. I have been eating the same but have also been trying to s...  Read more

MYPALSCALLMEJAY

Unstuck - Backstory and Forging Ahead!
4/8/2014 12:23:09 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I ran out of time yesterday and didn't get to blog WHY my tax experience this year was such a hurdle. It's been WAYYYYYY bigger and more complicated...  Read more

PATTYR81

Finally Unstuck! Taxes Done! YAY!
4/7/2014 4:26:14 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I don't know many people that think doing their taxes is fun. 100 I certainly don't. For me, it's right up there with my annual & semi annual...  Read more

PATTYR81

'Blog-Worthy' Writing?
4/4/2014 10:01:57 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I've noticed that I've felt my only 'blog-worthy' writing is when I'm feeling upbeat and positive. Yes, writing upbeat blogs is a good thing. 224 I gu...  Read more

PATTYR81

The Long Run
3/28/2014 12:11:53 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I am weighing in tomorrow for week 3 at my job's Weight Watchers contest. After a great 1st 2 weeks, this has not been a good week. I am not giving...  Read more

FRANCEENAFTER

Too loose-- and not in a good way...
3/24/2014 10:47:38 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have become loosey goosey in my eating and exercise habits. It has netted me a small weight gain of about 10 lbs. I know all too well the power of "...  Read more

BABARR67

Wait! For fun- everyone in the ER runs marathons???
3/15/2014 12:28:42 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I work in an Emergency room. When I started there, I was so excited to be working with people who are my age and enjoy the same things. I was mistaken...  Read more

MYPALSCALLMEJAY

"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

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

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 its a scientific fact...  Read more

CLYNNTHOMAS

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