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  • Saturday

    5/26/2017 11:25:39 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and safe for Memorial Day thanks to the vets... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/24/2017 11:52:55 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a loving and blessed day hugs... Read more

  • Weekly update

    5/15/2017 10:18:38 AM, by ADF1981

    Hey spark friends! I ended last week being another pound down which puts me at 156 lbs. That's serious progress for me because I've been over 1... Read more

  • Quick Update

    5/12/2017 2:56:14 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Boot camp starts Monday! I'm trying a new medicine, lamictal, for my bipolar. So far so good! Sorry I haven't been blogging much. I'v... Read more

  • Back yet again, hopefully!

    5/9/2017 1:56:27 PM, by POXYFAIRY

    After my last post about losing our baby, I got pregnant 3 months later and we now have an almost 9 month old cutie! I really need to lose all t... Read more

  • Little changes

    5/8/2017 3:48:39 PM, by ADF1981

    Things have been going well. My weight hasn't changed, but at this point for me it goes slow. That is why I don't have big goals pounds wise fo... Read more

  • April/May update

    5/5/2017 7:45:00 AM, by ADF1981

    Where'd the month of April go?! LOL Anyway, I've been wanting to pop on here to post an update for a while. Out of all my excuses, it just boi... Read more

  • Week 6 - Progress painfully slow.

    4/29/2017 3:30:45 PM, by TACOMALO

    Jesus H. Christ - very frustrated lately. But as soon as I say this is going so slow, I immediately think...well it's all on your shoulders budd... Read more

  • Whoa!

    4/26/2017 8:40:09 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I woke up today and I was back down to 391.4 :) OKAY, maybe it was just water weight. That means I only have 3 lbs to lose to be back to where I ... Read more

  • New starting weight

    4/25/2017 8:06:31 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    394.2 A gain of almost 6 lbs :/ all of the fast food and maybe the side effects of my medicine contributed to this gain. I think I need to j... Read more

  • I moved!

    4/24/2017 6:33:18 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The move is over! Now I'm unpacking everything. I have 3 weeks until the bootcamp starts, so I'm planning to focus on eating healthy, going to th... Read more

  • Week 4 - Do nothing, get nothing. Back on the horse.

    4/16/2017 9:25:28 PM, by TACOMALO

    Fell into bad habits and it shows. No exercise, fast food paired with not eating...big muscle loss. No need to pontificate. Back on the ho... Read more

  • Alcohol is REALLY NOT for Me!

    4/16/2017 7:53:53 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    After 60 days without alcohol, I decided that I could reintroduce it back in to my life. I enjoyed a GREAT day - feeling great - everything was ... Read more

  • Low Carb and updated Fast Food Plan

    4/11/2017 8:18:45 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I took a diabetes education class with my friend, Cat! The dietitian there recommended that I try to get 10 servings of 15g carb, or about 150g p... Read more

  • Week 3 Recap. Slipped up.

    4/8/2017 2:48:56 PM, by TACOMALO

    ...not going to go into too much detail. Had a pretty good week, then two days of eating crap and boozing derailed it all. Back on it. Si... Read more

  • Packing

    4/7/2017 7:07:13 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    My brother is coming out to help me pack for the move this weekend! For the past 2 days, I've been eating breakfast and sticking to my eati... Read more

  • Weigh-in

    4/5/2017 12:16:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I gained 1.2 lb this week :( I know why. My cravings and portions have been out of control -- from pizza last Wednesday to fast food ... Read more

  • :D

    4/3/2017 12:18:09 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Today I was feeling good so I went a little bit faster at the gym. I managed to beat my personal best on my mile of jogging intervals by more tha... Read more

  • Someone asked me why I am focusing on eating plants...

    4/1/2017 1:04:07 PM, by TACOMALO

    My response: Couple of reasons for the focus on plants. Probably the main reason is that I have really started to dig deep into researching... Read more

  • Week 2 Recap: Losing body fat is more important than losing pounds.

    4/1/2017 1:02:36 PM, by TACOMALO

    Better week - not perfect. Kicking this thing off and using a 14 week weight/BF% tracker, I assumed that 14 weeks would be "Phase 1"...in all re... Read more

  • Moving forward with new goals

    3/29/2017 2:35:25 PM, by ADF1981

    I have been thinking long and hard about my goals. Since I have a lot I want to accomplish in April, I knew I needed to plan everything out. Li... Read more

  • Weekly weigh in

    3/29/2017 1:41:19 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm down 2.2 lb this week :D!!! I wasn't perfect (far from it), but I made a lot of good, small decisions. Hopefully this trend conti... Read more

  • Gym day 2 and packing

    3/27/2017 1:39:33 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    A good start to the week! I made it to the gym this morning despite not wanting to go (I guess that's why it helps to have a gym buddy, right? Sh... Read more

  • I'm back

    3/27/2017 11:29:16 AM, by SANDRA1982

    I am back and determined to get this weight off once and for all. I have had a really hard time getting motivated. I'm not sure what has changed ... Read more

  • How things are going lately

    3/27/2017 11:09:56 AM, by ADF1981

    Overall, I feel like things have been going well lately. I feel like my efforts are good as far as working towards my goals. But, I've gotten n... Read more

  • Week 1 Recap: Lost weight, but under eating costs muscle!

    3/25/2017 1:41:02 PM, by TACOMALO

    Ok week 1, could have been much better, but got in some wings. The Good - Walked almost every day. - Except for a couple night... Read more

  • Moving!

    3/25/2017 11:54:49 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm so happy!!!! I'm going to be moving from this apartment to another one with the same floor plan, in a different building. Why? Because th... Read more

  • First day at new gym

    3/23/2017 8:52:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting ... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment wi... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very stran... Read more

  • Day 1 - For real.

    3/19/2017 4:54:22 PM, by TACOMALO

    Just getting back from a 4 mile walk on a glorious unofficial Spring day in Arkansas. Really needed the sun to get me back to the right state of... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible por... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because ... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fi... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating s... Read more

  • Day 1 - Kick Off.

    3/12/2017 11:45:14 PM, by TACOMALO

    Kicking off again, with firmness and discipline. Just came back from Carnaval in Brazil...it's bizarre to be the fattest person on a beach of hu... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to mak... Read more

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