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In Grandma Heaven and a change of mindset
8/20/2014 1:08:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Here I am in Seattle again. I left the middle of May when the twins were 7 weeks old. They are now 4 1/2 months old and, I must say, absolutely ador...  Read more

JPANNELL0

I'm dragging today....
8/19/2014 2:34:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had restless leg syndrome keep me awake until about 2AM this morning. I'm at work, but my body really wants to be asleep. I've noticed it's harder t...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

Enough Already
8/19/2014 12:54:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I have been on a stress out mode for a month now and it's about time I face this depression and stress. I realize I do have a lot on my plate right...  Read more

LIVINGFORNOW

Weekend update
8/18/2014 12:54:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Saturday I happily ate my own way and reaped the benefit on Sunday morning with a FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose) of 118. Sunday, I was sick and didn't do...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

Another high Fasting blood glucose level:138
8/16/2014 11:21:19 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Is it the Eating Plan or me not working as I want it to? YES. So, today I'm going to listen to my body and eat and exercise accordingly. Let's see...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

Friday update: Prevention Diabetes D-Tour EATING PLAN :)
8/15/2014 1:31:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I felt I did well on my eating plan yesterday, but this morning my fasting blood glucose hit it's highest point in well over a year: 140. I was SOOO b...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

A new start in a new place
8/14/2014 4:28:26 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have no more excuses for not getting healthy. I used to blame my bad eating habits on my husband because he didn't like the healthy foods. He now wo...  Read more

NEWTOUTAH

Good Thursday Morning (date 4 of Diabetes D-Tour diet)
8/14/2014 12:32:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

From now on, I'm going to call my "diet" an "eating plan". For some odd reason, my brain is more accepting of the words "eating plan" than it is "diet...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

Three words....
8/14/2014 12:07:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Here I am at the airport with my cute husband. It will be a lot of sitting today, so we parked ourselves at the gate and Reese guarded our stuff whil...  Read more

JPANNELL0

back from lunch
8/13/2014 3:22:45 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I ate a great salad (turkey avocado and bacon: about 1/2 a piece; not to much bacon, my friends) with too much ranch dressing, and one slice of whole...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

Day 3 of Prevention D-Tour diet
8/13/2014 1:21:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I was crabby and down all day yesterday. Maybe that's why I was ravenous on the way home from work. I stopped to mail some packages and gave into the...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

Off the grid for a while
8/13/2014 1:06:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It has been a while since I posted a blog. Thank you everyone for the birthday suggestions. We did exactly what was suggested and my boy had a blast....  Read more

LIVINGFORNOW

Well, today IS a new day
8/13/2014 11:08:35 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I think a big part of this journey is getting to know yourself better. Today I see what it often is that drives me to over eat. It isn't sadness or si...  Read more

HOPEJACK1

Baby steps
8/13/2014 8:59:25 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Learning that baby steps really do add up and they really do matter. That's something I'm really learning on this weight loss journey....  Read more

TIMEFORCINDY

Day 2 of Diabetes D-Tour
8/12/2014 4:16:16 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My eating plan fell apart at dinner time; I was sooo hungry I ate 2 chicken tostadas and 1 chip. It was the family dinner I cooked for them, and it ta...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

My edited version....
8/12/2014 2:13:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I read this on SP a few days ago and it resonated with me. I made some minor changes, and printed it so I can review it each day. SP is such a resou...  Read more

JPANNELL0

Need I Say More?
8/11/2014 6:51:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Do I need to say why I have a new determination to get my weight off once and for all? These 2 little moppets and soon to be 3 are my new motiva...  Read more

MARLY53

Diabetes D-Tour Diet Start today
8/11/2014 3:40:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've procrastinated starting the Prevention Diabetes D-Tour 2 week introduction meal plan for several weeks (or months?) because there's always a reas...  Read more

NANCYCLUFF

New Start
8/11/2014 2:51:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I started on the appetite suppressant today. I'm not sure if it's going to work, but anything is worth a try. Here's hoping....  Read more

SIFUBEAR

eating LCHF....and work issues
8/10/2014 12:23:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been SUPER INSPIRED by that "30 by Thanksgiving" Facebook group I joined!! I'm not completely following a regimented plan, but I am eating low...  Read more

BLUEBIRD_74

I'm a YNABBER!
8/9/2014 10:36:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This really doesn't have much to do with healthy eating. However, financial stress can put one over the edge; to the point that a bag of chips might...  Read more

JPANNELL0

I'M OVERWHELMED WITH JOY!
8/9/2014 4:38:12 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Hi all: I just couldn't believe all the glorious Birthday Wishes 383 389 247 236 144 19 407 129 44 I got from all these SP friends....  Read more

RENIESSPARKIN

One thing
8/9/2014 10:32:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

One thing I love about my body is my finger nails are long and beautiful....  Read more

TIMEFORCINDY

Funny things that help me
8/9/2014 1:14:15 AM,  5 COMMENTS

We all know what works on SP.... track, choose healthy foods (most of the time), track, exercise and least 10 minutes a day, track, check in on SP, tr...  Read more

JPANNELL0

2014 thoughts and August goals
8/8/2014 10:45:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Little late on the get go here. I have been avoiding posting my thoughts. 20 After such a great year that 2013 was 2014 has been pretty tough...  Read more

DANCIN2ANEWME

Holy freaking cow.
8/8/2014 3:58:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have had a really tough time of it now for a year and a half. My ankle didn't ever heal properly and I still have pain in it as well as I'm having p...  Read more

SIFUBEAR

I cried this morning to work
8/7/2014 10:29:21 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Today is my son's 5th birthday and I cried on the way to work because I don't have anything to give him right now. We have no funds because we're savi...  Read more

LIVINGFORNOW

Getting over a hurdle
8/6/2014 10:39:35 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been in the process of moving (trying to find a place, being able to get a place, in worry of whether or not we will be accepted because of my...  Read more

LIVINGFORNOW

Feeling Helpless
8/5/2014 1:15:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My husband is still suffering from acute attack of hives ... over 4 weeks now!!! Can't take Allegra or Benadryl -- anyone know any home remedies that...  Read more

SPATTEN2001

Never thought I'd be watching out for....
8/5/2014 11:17:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm a vegetarían, and have been doing this for around 20 years now. It works for me, and I have never regretting forgoing meat in my diet. I have go...  Read more

JPANNELL0

Losing the fear.... bit by bit.... day by day
8/3/2014 12:34:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It didn't really seem that long ago, but the fear I had was very real. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only sparkster that has dealt with this. H...  Read more

JPANNELL0

The double-edged sword of initial weight loss.
8/2/2014 3:40:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

One thing I've noticed about starting the journey to healthier living is that the scale tends to be your best friend during the initial few weeks. Hav...  Read more

PORTHOS75

Day Nine
8/2/2014 12:14:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The thing about being not a newbie, it doesn't take as long to re-learn things. This week I remember that walking each day really isn't just abou...  Read more

STEPHIEKNITS

HELLOOOO! I'M BACK!
8/1/2014 11:59:20 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I finally got my computer fixed so I could use this site again. 244 321 355 356 387 I was about going nuts having to use RENIESSPARKIN2...  Read more

RENIESSPARKIN

1 August 2014
8/1/2014 10:09:05 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last month I set a goal of walking 100 miles -- I exceeded that goal and ended the month with 103.4 miles. So ... for the month of August I am increa...  Read more

SPATTEN2001

Coping with baby weight
7/31/2014 11:16:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So I have heard many times that I can not blame myself for gaining weight right now. This particular pregnancy wasn't planned. In fact, I went from 2...  Read more

LIVINGFORNOW

Am I giving it my all
7/31/2014 10:01:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So I was stuck on my weight loss so I've Tryed to fine tune things a bit and I've also made a goal to run my first 5k it's coming up in October so I...  Read more

TIMEFORCINDY

Couldn't do this 10 years ago...
7/31/2014 12:58:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today was such a gift! It can get warm here in Utah, but today it felt like Seattle weather! Perfect day for a bike ride.... a long one. ...  Read more

JPANNELL0

Food & Eating & Me
7/30/2014 10:24:45 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Even though I, like most people, do like food that is horrible for you, I actually (usually) prefer eating a little better. Nights like tonight are a...  Read more

PORTHOS75

Hoping for Better Day Today
7/30/2014 1:38:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Yesterday was one heck of a day --- had the Siamese cat, Ms Lily, spayed -- took hubby to doctor because he has been waking daily with hives all over...  Read more

SPATTEN2001

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