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Caving to the sugar craving........
7/30/2014 11:19:20 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm having intense sugar cravings after every meal -- I mean intense! Like the meal isn't finished unless I have desert to go with it. Last night I gr...  Read more


Remind me again why I do this?
7/19/2014 12:14:57 AM,  8 COMMENTS

It is 5:30 in the morning. I just finished working a 13 hour overnight shift. It has been almost 24 hours since I have slept. I am standing in line at...  Read more


Less than two weeks from today...
7/16/2014 12:07:47 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I will be having vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. For those who don't know, this means my stomach will be reduced by about 80%. I elected to have...  Read more


My neighbor died today......
7/15/2014 11:05:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm not certain why I feel the need to post anything right now, other than a need to be doing "something". My neighbor was bitten by a rattlesna...  Read more


Post Surgery Testimony.....
7/13/2014 11:27:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm so open and honest with everyone I meet about my surgery and the success that I've had so far -- to the point that people look at me like surgery...  Read more


"Normal" or "Skinny"
7/9/2014 12:27:29 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I just got back from a pretty stressful long weekend visit with the family. I stressed for a few days before we left, but still managed to keep my p...  Read more


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


Gaining Weight...
7/2/2014 3:35:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am gaining weight. Currently, I am up around 10 pounds from my lowest weight. Most days, I weigh in between 125 and 127, where I was weighing in for...  Read more


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


Even the Best Laid Plans...
7/2/2014 9:46:43 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So yesterday I posted four goals for July, one of which was to get to bed at a decent hour so I would have an easier time exercising in the morn...  Read more


Fly Like an Eagle...
7/1/2014 9:26:59 AM,  6 COMMENTS

The title doesn't really have anything to do with today's blog... the song was just stuck in my head. 211 Well, I've been back on the wag...  Read more


6/27/2014 11:48:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1. You skip a meal or two The problem: Skipping meals may seem like a good idea on the surface, but feeling hungry is completely deceptive. By...  Read more


Miss my little Josie
6/26/2014 4:59:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Last week was really difficult for me. One of our chihuahuas (Josie) passed unexpectedly. I've always known when a pet has been sick and had the opp...  Read more


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


This Feels Like Starting Over...
6/23/2014 8:37:21 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I know it's not REALLY starting over... I've lost and kept off 100 pounds for more than six years now. That's an accomplishment, and I don...  Read more


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


174 aaaand back to the basics
6/21/2014 1:46:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, after a couple of months with no movement on the scale, and writing about it here with encouragement from my fellow sparkers, I finally decided...  Read more


New Hair! (photo)
6/19/2014 3:28:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I decided it was time for a change. I haven't worn bangs since I have been 6 years old ...  Read more


New Diet Bet
6/19/2014 9:17:44 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I found a new Diet Bet to join, which was a goal of mine this week. It's a "summer slimdown" with about 130 people playing the game. I like the cam...  Read more


Almost one year
6/18/2014 8:03:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It has been almost one year since I have made changes in my life and the journey has been breath taking. I feel really wonderful and everyday I give G...  Read more


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


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


9 Months Ago Today
6/16/2014 8:45:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is the 9-month anniversary of the best decision I've probably ever made - for certain the best decision of my life after age 35 of so. I'm so g...  Read more


Weekly Highlights and Decisions
6/15/2014 1:19:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This past week has been crazy. My stomach has been hurting and I haven't felt good for a number of weeks. Couple that with the stall I've been in and...  Read more


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


5 Day Pouch Test - 2nd Time Around
6/13/2014 10:29:55 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So I had a tooth pulled this morning, so I decided to start the 5DPT to coincide with the procedure. I will "blog" my food intake, exercise, and res...  Read more


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


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


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


Size changes without mental changes
6/5/2014 6:25:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Just thought I'd share my recent shopping trip. Decided to go buy some shorts I could wear to go out in. I have a couple of tops that would look good...  Read more


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


What to do when you have the flu......
6/4/2014 9:49:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I didn't hit me until noon and even then I thought I was just exhausted and needed a nap. But I didn't wake up after the hour long snooze on the sofa...  Read more


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


Grazing.....all day......
6/1/2014 10:03:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Just as the family was getting ready for bed last night, my daughter looked at me and said, "are you still losing weight? You didn't stop eating all...  Read more


Making the next "right" choice
5/30/2014 9:02:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Something that I heard many years ago in a 12 step meeting (I think) was to build a foundation of success by making the next right choice and continui...  Read more


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


So here we are again!
5/27/2014 8:32:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I will have a year to look good as a bridesmaid at my friend Eijas wedding. I am so excited, and I need to get and stay motivated! All my lil du...  Read more


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Angel Flight Memorial Day Tribute
5/26/2014 1:00:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Here's the video from the link that's in my original blog from earlier. Some people are not able to get it to work. My son is the Chaplain Aide for...  Read more


Angel Flight Memorial Day Tribute
5/26/2014 11:52:20 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Please take a minute to watch this video. I did not create it but as an ex-military wife, I have been witness, at various times and in various places...  Read more


Not planning = not eating = negative thinking
5/25/2014 2:20:22 AM,  8 COMMENTS

This is about some of the things that are going through my head. Hi Sorry I have been MIA lately. Unfortunately it hasn't just been Sparkpeopl...  Read more


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