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Time for Review and Re-Do!
7/21/2014 4:07:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Did some clearing out of emails and reviewed my Spark Teams. Many of them are inactive so I am clearing them out too. :) Getting back on track with...  Read more

TISHTOES

Always starting over
6/23/2014 3:23:15 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It seems all I do is start over. I want to lose weight and be healthy but I have to ask myself, do I want it badly enough to really work for it? I hav...  Read more

CUPIDMIST

Tweaking My Goals
5/24/2014 11:42:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

232 May / June 331 34 319 Fitness: I will walk 20 minutes each day. I will complete the daily Spark Video, or a substitute if neede...  Read more

SUEFROMRI

Monday Blues
4/7/2014 4:45:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke up today with the Monday Blues. I didn't want to get out of bed at my normal time of 5:00 a.m. to walk on the treadmill so I stayed in bed unt...  Read more

DLITE719

What's going on?
4/3/2014 10:17:31 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning and let the dogs out. What did I see? SNOW. Big giant snow flakes. I was just working in the yard a few days ago. I thought...  Read more

DLITE719

Nana's Words.
3/30/2014 9:55:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When I was young and single my grandmother and I were sitting on the couch just talking as we always did. This particular afternoon was different bec...  Read more

DLITE719

Today's struggle.
3/23/2014 4:05:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This morning I woke with a heavy heart. My oldest daughter and I are not on good terms and haven't spoken in for several months. Today is her birthda...  Read more

DLITE719

Lost More Than An Hour (daylight savings)
3/22/2014 7:43:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow, half of March is gone already! Where DOES the time go? I feel like I lost more than an hour with the transition to Daylight Savings Time. Spen...  Read more

TISHTOES

It's me again.
3/8/2014 9:41:52 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello, everybody. Your infamous "Start-Over-Again Lady" is back. This time, I hope to stay in touch via the SparkPeople App thanks to now having an An...  Read more

TRESA7

My January
1/31/2014 3:13:52 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Well my weight on Thursday was up 7 pounds and today it is down 3 since I started my new program this week. It's under a doctors supervision and entai...  Read more

LUANN7

thursday 1/16/14
1/16/2014 10:39:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

What can I say about today? Well I can tell you it was horrible!!! Started out bad and just got worse. On top of that I made really bad eating choic...  Read more

EDZZANGEL

Tuesday 1/14/14
1/14/2014 11:21:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Still no motivation to exercise today. I did better with my eating today. Still room for improvement. I had a couple bites of a cookie today about 10...  Read more

EDZZANGEL

Where is my Get up and Go?
1/8/2014 2:23:39 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I think it got up and went. I want to exercise and track my food and drink my water in my mind but my body won't do it. It is so frustrating. I have j...  Read more

LUANN7

Hey, everyone!
12/31/2013 7:40:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I just would like to wish Sparkpeople.com, and, everyone a Happy, Productive, and Successful, New Year ... 2014!!!! Shar...  Read more

SHARPISTOL

Christmas was Awesome!!!!!
12/29/2013 9:19:15 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Well I got clothes from my husband in a size smaller than I had suggested and you know what some are a little snug but many of them fit just right I a...  Read more

LUANN7

Getting back on track! Merry Christmas to all!!
12/21/2013 2:26:03 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Well I am slowly getting my motivation back again and I haven't gained any weight being off track. I exercised today and it felt so good. I need to ke...  Read more

LUANN7

What's a Girl to do!!
11/27/2013 3:29:24 PM,  16 COMMENTS

First I want to thank everyone for their blessings and prayers during my difficult time it really was touching and helped me get through it!! I have b...  Read more

LUANN7

Creating New Holidays
11/20/2013 8:43:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is going to be a slightly challenging Thanksgiving. With Mom gone, and Dad physically unable to get into my house, it could be just three of us....  Read more

LANAMFECI

Today is the Day Again!!!
11/20/2013 1:20:29 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Well today is my daughters birthday and she would have been 33 years old today. She died of a brain aneurysm 33 years ago on the 22nd. She had lived t...  Read more

LUANN7

How I did in the fall biggest losers challenge
11/16/2013 3:53:06 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I lost 5 pounds at the beginning of the 10 week challenge but nothing since then. I am still at that plateau and trying to break it-Maybe in the winte...  Read more

LUANN7

this week
11/13/2013 3:48:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I have been doing fair this week. I haven't tracked my food and I am still at 50 pounds lost and not budging on the scale. I just don't think I am eve...  Read more

LUANN7

Getting Colder
11/12/2013 8:48:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, between the wind, the rain and the snow, last week's peak leaves are on the ground now. Dad and I had a great drive last Friday to look at the...  Read more

LANAMFECI

goals!!!
11/7/2013 3:11:55 PM,  20 COMMENTS

For my challenge my goal is to lose 5 pounds and I want to lose 10 pounds by December 31st. I have plateaued and gain 2 pounds lose 2 pounds gain 2 po...  Read more

LUANN7

November Appreciation
11/5/2013 11:57:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I really do love November. Where I live, the leaves are at their peak, but the skies are dark and stormy, which really sets them off. Although I a...  Read more

LANAMFECI

No Longer a Big Halloween Fan
10/31/2013 11:38:14 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I finally broke down and got a pumpkin, but I'm not carving it. Two bags of candy, and when it's all handed out, the lights go out. I really didn't...  Read more

LANAMFECI

Happy Halloween to my Sparkpeople Friends!!!
10/29/2013 4:19:13 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Well I lost 3 pounds of the 5 I gained so 2 more pounds to go!!! I started the carbohydrate addicts way of eating and that is agreeing with me more th...  Read more

LUANN7

well I had a gain
10/21/2013 5:29:36 PM,  22 COMMENTS

I gained 5 pounds I slipped off my lo-carb diet and had cake and whatever else I could eat. So tomorrow starts anew again and hopefully I will be back...  Read more

LUANN7

Thank-you
10/18/2013 11:36:17 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Thank-you to all my friends who answered my blog today. What I did is worked out but went at it slow and I am glad I did work through the pain cuz aft...  Read more

LUANN7

I have one question
10/18/2013 4:13:53 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Now that the neurosurgeon said to exercise I stepped up my exercising. My question is how do you keep going when your so sore from the day before that...  Read more

LUANN7

EDs and the college kid
10/18/2013 2:15:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

DD spent the last 2yrs. Of HS battling anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder. The good news is proper meds and a change of scenery, as well as...  Read more

LANAMFECI

Finally got news!!
10/16/2013 2:59:22 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Well I finally got the results of my MRI and the nerve test. I have another slipped disc in my back in the sacrol region. Going to give me stronger mu...  Read more

LUANN7

Saving Time vs. Spending Time
10/10/2013 12:01:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's funny how so much of our idioms about time can also be used for money. I think about the worth of time a lot lately, especially with regard to m...  Read more

LANAMFECI

Coping with Dementia
10/7/2013 6:56:39 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Sometimes I feel like I am presiding over my dad's decline. I don't want to see it, but it's happening. We like to play a simple game called Scrabbl...  Read more

LANAMFECI

Made it to 50 pounds-yeah
10/7/2013 2:28:58 PM,  51 COMMENTS

Well, I finally hit the 50 pound mark and I am down 2 sizes. I have less than 100 pounds to go now 95 to be exact. It just seems to be going so slow i...  Read more

LUANN7

My Pal Miko
10/4/2013 1:25:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

For the last three Wednesdays, I have brought my 12 year old diabetic blind pug to the veterinarian. He was an itchy mess 3 weeks ago, plus he had a...  Read more

LANAMFECI

My doctor check up!!!
10/1/2013 1:00:10 PM,  40 COMMENTS

I went back to the doctor today and my shoulder xray showed the tendonitis and arthritis in it. It feels better and I can move it now. The best thing...  Read more

LUANN7

Wedding Time Warp
9/30/2013 4:29:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just back from our nephew's wedding in NH. I felt like I was blasted back to our past, about 25 years ago. We were newly married and living in CT at...  Read more

LANAMFECI

"Start-Over-Again Lady" is back Again!
9/27/2013 8:37:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I don't know why I go wandering off from SparkPeople so often, but I'm back - for a while, at least. I weigh about 214-215 which seems to be a very co...  Read more

TRESA7

I totally gave in!!!
9/23/2013 11:46:39 PM,  28 COMMENTS

I totally gave in today! I did really well all day then I went to visit my mom in the nursing home and they have snack machines. I ate 4 cookies and 2...  Read more

LUANN7

More tests
9/19/2013 4:58:16 PM,  23 COMMENTS

well I went to my back neurosurgeon and had to get an MRI and a nerve conduction test and then I went to my family doctor 2 days ago and I have a UTI...  Read more

LUANN7

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