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  • 5 1/2 post bariatric surgery update.

    1/31/2016 8:57:34 AM, by ON2VICTORY

    So far, things have gone really well. After about month 5, things have pretty much gone back to "normal" as far as most foods that I enjoy so I h... Read more

  • Goals

    1/31/2016 4:53:35 AM, by PASTORVIC

    My goal for February is simply to stay on track with Spark. I'm determined to stop making excuses for not exercising and eating unhealthy food. T... Read more

  • 1/30/16

    1/30/2016 9:39:04 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Today was a good day. I went to church this morning for a mini-retreat, and took some time to talk with God, and thank him for all the blessings... Read more

  • Motivational Quotes

    1/30/2016 6:40:58 AM, by PASTORVIC

    My favourite motivational quotes are from the Bible: Be not afraid is quoted over 200 times in various ways. "Do you not know that your body is t... Read more

  • 4 years of maintenance - three key lessons to be successful

    1/30/2016 3:15:03 AM, by HAKAPES

    Thanks for all the good wishes for the 4 year maintenance anniversary. It was unexpected, and really made my day! For those who have the jou... Read more

  • 1/29/16

    1/29/2016 10:39:37 PM, by RHOOK20047

    TGIF! I really mean it this week! I think that I am still employed, maybe. My team leader asked for my cell phone number in case he hears be... Read more

  • Finally Figured Out My Body

    1/29/2016 1:40:30 PM, by BOSS61

    Now in my 50s, I've finally sort of figured out my body. It's deceptively simple and I do not know why the realization did not dawn earlier. ... Read more

  • Goals

    1/29/2016 6:00:58 AM, by PASTORVIC

    My goal for this year is to lose 40 pounds. That means I must average about 3 pounds a month. That's what I did this month.... Read more

  • 1/28/16

    1/28/2016 11:22:17 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, it was Thankful Thursday, and I had to think long and hard about what to be thankful on this job, and I came up with it is short term, and ... Read more

  • Others

    1/28/2016 5:52:02 AM, by PASTORVIC

    Those we live with also benefit from the healthy lifestyle changes we make. My wife is a cancer survivor and is doing well. We're trying to eat '... Read more

  • 1/27/16

    1/27/2016 11:22:59 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Later than normal, busy day, had the job interview, not sure how it went. I think it went well, but they told me their hiring process is not qui... Read more

  • Mid-week

    1/27/2016 9:19:15 PM, by RBROOKS210

    Today's the day I start to get hungry. Not going to give in.... Read more

  • Simon Says (A Blog Sing-a-Long)

    1/27/2016 9:53:00 AM, by BOSS61

    A few of you may remember my earlier take on this. For many of you, it's new. And if it's new to you, then it's new. Everybody sin... Read more

  • Good Things

    1/27/2016 5:44:31 AM, by PASTORVIC

    Yesterday I had a walk-the first in a while. I used it for a reward when I finished preparing Bible study and the sermon for Sunday. From today u... Read more

  • 1/26/16

    1/26/2016 11:23:14 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Had a bad day, but not going to bore you with it, as we all have them. I just had to turn the negatives to positives, and muddle through the day... Read more

  • Quote for today 1/26/2016

    1/26/2016 9:12:03 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Sometimes the strength in you is not a big fiery flame for everyone to see, it's just a tiny Spark that whispers ever so softly, "Keep going. Y... Read more

  • Exercise

    1/26/2016 6:15:50 AM, by PASTORVIC

    Exercise is still a problem for me. The weather is an excuse I use, but yesterday was a beautiful day and I still didn't walk except for grocery ... Read more

  • 1/25/16

    1/25/2016 10:54:35 PM, by RHOOK20047

    It isn't 10:00 oclock, its 9:50! I went in work early so I could get off early, to get so much done, but didn't succeed. I did make a pork loin... Read more

  • Planning is everything!!

    1/25/2016 9:18:17 PM, by BOBBYTOP91

    I have found that I do 100% better in eating right when I plan my meals, especially my lunches during the work week. When I don't pack a lunch, I... Read more

  • Weekend #2

    1/25/2016 8:38:33 AM, by RBROOKS210

    Another bad weekend. Felt I did pretty good but got on that stupid scale and I gained a pound and a half. Have to work harder this week.... Read more

  • My Friends

    1/25/2016 6:47:39 AM, by PASTORVIC

    My friends are a wonderful gift. Most of the people that I know aren't that interested in my weight. They accept me as I am. One or two want to f... Read more

  • 1/24/16

    1/24/2016 10:37:08 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, this has been a quiet day for me today. Went to church where I cantered at Mass, and then took Margaret to brunch afterward. We then went... Read more

  • Deck the Falls with Snows of Folly

    1/24/2016 10:46:44 AM, by BOSS61

    Tired of snow blogs? At least this one is sort of Sparky. It's about weight, you see. Read more

  • Eating Out

    1/24/2016 4:35:36 AM, by PASTORVIC

    As a pastor my wife and I often get invited out to eat-3 times in the last three days. I'm learning to plan ahead for this and to eat lightly the... Read more

  • 1/23/16

    1/23/2016 11:14:20 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well this has been a fun day. We slept in late and met with my car salesman. I struck up a pretty good deal on the vehicle in my new picture. ... Read more

  • Helpful Letter from Maine

    1/23/2016 2:16:49 PM, by BOSS61

    Dear Marylanders (and other residents of Mid-Atlantic States): Read more

  • Slipping?

    1/23/2016 6:09:49 AM, by PASTORVIC

    We have been out to dinner with friends the last two nights. The weather has been frigid and I haven't been able to walk much. In the past I woul... Read more

  • 1/22/16

    1/22/2016 10:50:40 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Happy Friday. I had a long talk with my team leader locally. He is really a nice guy, and he told me that the Indian team leader is a butt kis... Read more

  • Eating Out

    1/22/2016 5:22:08 AM, by PASTORVIC

    Last night we had dinner at a friend's house. The same thing will happen today. It's easy to eat too much. Yesterday I planned for this by eating... Read more

  • 1/21/16

    1/21/2016 11:25:15 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I got to get better at time management. It is 10:20 p.m. and my blog isn't done. I guess good think it was a boring day. Got up, went to work,... Read more

  • Dear Power Utility: Let's Make a Deal!

    1/21/2016 1:43:01 PM, by BOSS61

    Dear Baltimore Gas and Electric: Read more

  • Temptations

    1/21/2016 6:11:16 AM, by PASTORVIC

    One of my sneaky habits was to yield to the temptation to get a lot of unhealthy food at the store when I was there by myself. I am happy to say ... Read more

  • Quote for Today 1/20/2016

    1/21/2016 6:00:41 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "Throughout years and years, slow and steady wins the race. Is greatness winning? Is it losing? Is it recovery? It's all of them, plus being g... Read more

  • 1/20/16

    1/20/2016 11:21:00 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, it is 10:05 pm, not a lot going on. Job is horrible, full of pressure. Today 2 weeks and 3 days after starting, I was given an demonstrat... Read more

  • Weekend

    1/20/2016 8:44:55 AM, by RBROOKS210

    Well I had a bad weekend but I'm off to a great start of the week. Hurt my back again so not much exercise yet but will try this weekend.... Read more

  • Benefits

    1/20/2016 6:20:40 AM, by PASTORVIC

    One of the benefits of my healthy eating is that my wife, a cancer survivor, eats better too. She doesn't really have a weight issue, but wants t... Read more

  • 1/19/16

    1/19/2016 11:28:26 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well it is 10:30. And what a night it has been. We got snow today, so when I got home I had to clean the garage so Margaret could get her car i... Read more

  • Improvements

    1/19/2016 5:48:51 AM, by PASTORVIC

    The biggest improvement I've noticed is that my clothes are fitting better. My jackets, pants and shirts are all looser. I'm feeling great and ha... Read more

  • 1/1816

    1/18/2016 10:57:46 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well its 10:00 again, and I am out of energy. Was a busy day, at work and at home. Band-aid fixed the furnace so it is running but never really... Read more

  • Year 1 Results

    1/18/2016 2:55:29 PM, by DLCJ21

    So when I set out on this journey a year ago my main focus was to change my lifestyle for life, not just to lose weight. I knew that as I made h... Read more

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