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NSVs Galore and it's only 8 a.m.!!!
7/7/2014 11:40:28 AM,  2 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

More WEight Lost and I refuse to find it
7/7/2014 9:52:16 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I ended the day on track caloriewise. It felt so good to know I had accomplished what I set out to do. This morning I felt lighter. I...  Read more

GRETA242

Ended on Track
7/6/2014 9:46:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I ended today on track with my food within ranges. Yeah!!...  Read more

GRETA242

So far so good
7/6/2014 11:59:35 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I've been tracking foods I plan to eat for almost a week now and am dropping pounds. Feels good to feel good again....  Read more

GRETA242

New Running Shoes
7/3/2014 10:30:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Monday evening I picked up a new pair of running shoes from a real running store! My 3rd pair of Brooks, and this time they were fitted properly! Al...  Read more

PLMITCH

Tracking Foods Before Eating Them
7/3/2014 9:40:47 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Okay, it's going to work. All I need to do is to track my foods before I eat them in order to stay on track as to what I can and cannot eat...what I...  Read more

GRETA242

Eating on Purpose
7/2/2014 7:43:03 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I logged almost all of the food I ate and was surprised that I ate over 5,000 calories. Today was a new day, so I ate on purpose. I planned...  Read more

GRETA242

I hate eating...
7/2/2014 5:07:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've very much begun to hate food. I never, ever thought that this would be my post weight loss surgery complication. I have known several people who...  Read more

SWALSH329

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

Panic Mode
7/1/2014 10:17:26 AM,  1 COMMENTS

To anyone who will read this, I probably sound insane. So let me preface by again saying, I just had weight loss surgery. So it's not as unrealistic a...  Read more

SWALSH329

Preadmission. Up date and brain overload
7/1/2014 6:23:40 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I had preadmission clinic for both surgeries saw a whole team of people ot etc picc lines booked for both surgeries so much info on LTKR brain over...  Read more

MUSIC66

WOULD I RECOMMEND BARRIATRIC SURGERY
6/30/2014 10:37:38 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Someone asked this question after I posted my picture, I'll try to answer that by telling my story. Around the beginning of 2013, I found mysel...  Read more

BELSNICKEL

Feeling a little manic.
6/30/2014 6:02:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I get that during that time of the month, my mood is going to alter, but I really wish I could stabilize it somehow. I feel so angry/sad/frustrated/ma...  Read more

SWALSH329

My running evolution...
6/30/2014 10:17:40 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I recently commented about a friend's post on FB where she stated "Running sucks!". To put this post into perspective, she is preparing to run in her...  Read more

PLMITCH

Preadmission clinic
6/26/2014 11:23:07 PM,  4 COMMENTS

On the 1 st of July I have preadmission clinic for LTKR she said looks like both surgeries will be in August so as the hysterscopy does not clas...  Read more

MUSIC66

My NEED for interaction!
6/26/2014 3:09:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I feel like I am constantly seeking company and communication with other people. Maybe I don't get enough. Maybe I'm an attention whore. Maybe I'm bei...  Read more

SWALSH329

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

Thoughts.
6/25/2014 10:04:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Do vericose veins go away as you lose weight? I have this funky one on my left leg. I hate it so much. When am I going to start losing my hair an...  Read more

SWALSH329

new me?
6/25/2014 6:55:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l8
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BELSNICKEL

The process, not the product
6/25/2014 12:30:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

C25K DAY 1 COMPLETE! One foot in front of the other - I'm back in! I am looking to become a runner again, even at my very very slow pace that hon...  Read more

THECOOLESTSARAH

LET'S DO THIS
6/25/2014 12:07:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Oh hello SP! I'm back at it! I'm starting a couch to 5k program tomorrow to try and get motivated to run again. I'm also loitering in SP back al...  Read more

THECOOLESTSARAH

High self esteem...
6/24/2014 1:57:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Attitude is everything. It really is. I should try to make that a mantra, and really stick with it. I weighed myself today (first time since Satu...  Read more

SWALSH329

Low self esteem...
6/23/2014 9:56:37 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So at my office building, in order to get to the elevators, you have to use your key to unlock the turnstiles, or there is a glass door meant for hand...  Read more

SWALSH329

More Walking
6/22/2014 2:39:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

My little fitbit zip is helping me walk more. When I log on to fitbit I love seeing my progress--times I've been active, when I've been most active an...  Read more

GRETA242

I don't have a title...
6/22/2014 1:03:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I feel like I'm writing for the sake of writing today. So I don't have a particular topic or a snazzy title to catch peoples' attention. Firstly,...  Read more

SWALSH329

Surgery Coming! Thank You, Save the She Beast Campaign! PICS
6/22/2014 12:24:51 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Now that all of the fund raising is done, I can post more openly about it without violating any Spark People terms of use. My daughter started the Sa...  Read more

MJ-SHE-BEAST

Walked
6/21/2014 8:34:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Tonight I walked up and down my driveway three times. I thought about going to a local store and walking around, but my driveway served the purpose....  Read more

GRETA242

Standing still.
6/20/2014 5:35:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay, I know you're not supposed to weigh yourself every day, but I'm kind of obsessing at the moment. I keep having periods of 3 days (so far) at a...  Read more

SWALSH329

Up
6/20/2014 7:45:00 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I feel normal today. Normal means I feel good for no reason at all. Last week I took a vacation from my meds for about 4 days. Note to self: don't do...  Read more

GRETA242

Fear of failing.
6/19/2014 2:45:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am probably going to have these same thoughts about a million more times before I am satisfied with my life. I have lost almost 40 pounds, in 8 week...  Read more

SWALSH329

June 18th
6/18/2014 6:16:17 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, just a quick one-will do a more in depth on the weekend as I will have more time. Our new medical insurance at the hospital I work for in Uppe...  Read more

CAROL6X

Down
6/18/2014 11:33:01 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Been feeling down for no reason at all. Taking my meds, but feeling like they are not working. Went to see my old psychologist who seemed baffled by m...  Read more

GRETA242

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

Frustrated
6/18/2014 10:54:45 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, I had gotten all of my ducks in a row and Monday night I started using my Wii Fit. I was so jazzed to start using that. I figured it'd give me an...  Read more

SWALSH329

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

Omg I'm back again.
6/17/2014 2:36:19 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I just like sparkpeople for diet talk. I had a gastric sleeve surgery two months ago. I've lost 38lbs since then. Eating is challenging. if I ea...  Read more

SWALSH329

Adventurous run on Saturday
6/16/2014 11:27:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last Saturday I easily had my most adventurous run EVER! My training schedule stated I needed to do a 6 mile long run, which I was more than co...  Read more

PLMITCH

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

Busy weekend ahead!
6/13/2014 10:28:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Lots going on this weekend, so had to get started on the normal weekend chores ahead of schedule (cleaning, groceries, etc). Right out of the box tom...  Read more

PLMITCH

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

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