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  • Still Holding Steady

    6/2/2016 8:50:32 AM, by JPONCIN

    The past month, I have been so busy living my life that I've been just staying even and not gaining anything. I'm doing a great job of logging my... Read more

  • Holding Steady

    5/15/2016 10:04:58 PM, by JPONCIN

    It's been a busy past month where I have been working full-time substitute teaching, and my weight has been about the same, give or take a couple... Read more

  • Coming out of a fog

    5/10/2016 12:57:38 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    My weight finally dropped and guess why? I upped my calories, go figure? I finally gave up on my lifting buddy and arranged for Scott and I to li... Read more

  • Still here not moving

    5/3/2016 2:10:35 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    My feet were pretty good in the orthotics and I was able to dance they felt about 70%. Then I was stupid one day and thought my outfit looked sil... Read more

  • Kicking up the dust

    4/14/2016 9:42:57 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I danced 3 days last week and It didn't really bother my foot. Right now I'm in the midst of TOM and not feeling like exercising, must push forwa... Read more

  • Back to dancing!

    4/6/2016 9:22:56 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I have danced two times in the past week!!! For the past week and half I have been wearing my orthotics just a few hours a day and still wearing ... Read more

  • Better week

    3/31/2016 9:26:18 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    The last two weeks have been rough, TOM and then I just couldn't get my bearings. This week finally feels better and my calories have been good. ... Read more

  • Feeling Grumbly

    3/29/2016 12:16:36 PM, by JPONCIN

    I'm home from my trip to Florida, and relieved to say that in the past couple weeks I haven't gained anything! I've been pretty much staying the ... Read more

  • The good the good and the crazy

    3/10/2016 9:38:57 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    It's been a good week, the weather is good and I hardly wanna come inside. My spark friend Leigh connected me up with another friend of hers and ... Read more

  • March Challange

    3/1/2016 10:46:07 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    So our little spark group on instagram is attempting to do no cheat days in March as a challenge and no food after after a certain time. So here ... Read more

  • Happy Leap Year! And Down 15 lbs.

    2/29/2016 11:05:18 AM, by JPONCIN

    I had a coworker when I worked at Walgreens, whose wife gave birth to TWINS on Leap Year. Pretty amazing!!! Today I'm feeling really great! ... Read more

  • Approved for orthotics!

    2/26/2016 3:09:09 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Yayyyy I am so happy this week is ending on a better note! He didn't push me to get the steroid shot either. He told me if the orthotics arent he... Read more

  • The week of 'what on earth is ahead?'

    2/24/2016 12:34:48 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Yesterday I had my friends baby here and I was in the kitchen with Max and Willow and Max found a sponge and took it out of the room and i heard ... Read more

  • Down 12 lbs. This Year

    2/22/2016 10:28:46 PM, by JPONCIN

    I really like that I weigh in twice a week, because it keeps me honest all week without getting fanatical and weighing in every day. I weigh in e... Read more

  • Struggle and embarrassment

    2/18/2016 7:54:57 PM, by BECCAJ98

    So here I am still, watching and recording what I eat, getting an average of 10,000+ steps a day, exercising, avoiding starches, especially whi... Read more

  • Throwing all you got

    2/13/2016 11:43:53 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I am done with week 2 of PT. They now have me in a nightsplint. He told me to just try to keep it on as long as I can each night HA! One night I ... Read more

  • New Shoes

    2/2/2016 3:30:08 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    The new plumbers finally came, they were way more pricey. The issue is fixed, I can do my cloth diapers again! I started PT last week for a... Read more

  • Boooooo to this week!

    1/27/2016 2:44:23 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Friday I called our normal plumber to come they called it off a few hrs later saying their morning job was taking too long, could they come Monda... Read more

  • Off to a Nice Start: What's Working

    1/23/2016 1:18:18 PM, by JPONCIN

    This year, I'm down 7 lbs. from when we got home from our holiday vacation. I call that success so far! I'm eating really well and feeling very g... Read more

  • Change is a coming

    1/22/2016 2:45:26 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I bit the bullet and made a podiatry appointment, I have a feeling he's gonna tell me to lay off anything jumping related. So I better get all th... Read more

  • Walk walk walk

    1/13/2016 9:19:19 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Yesterday I was home with Max all day and he couldn't get up himself, he puts his hands out and goes "uh uh uh". I went to the gym for 90 minutes... Read more

  • 1 week down!

    1/10/2016 9:47:34 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    We finished week one and our group has grown! We now have 4 total posting pics and everyone had a loss this week of .3-5.9 lbs down! I think I wa... Read more

  • Christmas Vacation 2015, 2016, and MUCH more

    1/5/2016 6:56:35 AM, by JPONCIN

    Last night my husband, kids, and I rolled in from probably the worst Christmas road trip since we've been a family. I want to start by saying tha... Read more

  • What an inspiration

    1/4/2016 9:32:38 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

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  • Day 2 complete full speed ahead!

    1/3/2016 10:15:48 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I am done with Day 2 posting pics with Leigh and now Eddy is joining our team! It's great to have two old friends motivated and doing this wit... Read more

  • Accountability

    1/2/2016 2:16:19 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I agreed to my long time spark buddy Leigh, to be her accountability buddy. I need this because I have been really slipping up the past year or g... Read more

  • Goodbye 2015

    12/31/2015 11:31:33 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    It's been a rough week. Monday I wanted to go to the gym and we were having a snow storm, everything was covered in ice. I asked my friend who wa... Read more

  • 6 Months Post Foot Surgery Update

    12/7/2015 10:09:45 PM, by JPONCIN

    Today at last, some good news! I was discharged from wound care after 3 weeks of intense treatment of the incision that would not heal. The origi... Read more

  • Finishing anything I start is not easy

    12/5/2015 11:31:35 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I have written at least 1-3 blogs in the past week and not finished any of them. Max is going thru something fun currently. I'm ready to go back ... Read more

  • A Day of Hope

    11/16/2015 7:05:27 PM, by JPONCIN

    For the past 5 months, I have been blogging about my foot surgery adventure; it hasn't been fun, that's for sure! But it definitely has tested m... Read more

  • Something anything

    11/12/2015 4:34:38 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I set my alarm and i went to werq this morning at 5 am! I drank water with lunch, which I have been really slacking on. I walked to the... Read more

  • Chill out!

    11/10/2015 1:53:25 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Last week I hosted two birthday parties, so lots of food! I have 1 more party this weekend with coworkers and things should mellow a bit. I keep ... Read more

  • After / Before

    11/8/2015 9:20:05 PM, by JPONCIN

    Just to be crystal clear on the really horrible year I've had with this foot injury/surgery, I thought I would post before/after pics in a very d... Read more

  • Staying on the downlow

    10/31/2015 7:18:37 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I have been trying to take it easy and hit the pool more this week. Pulled back the dancing to 1 day this week. My feet weren't too much trouble ... Read more

  • Pain here there and everywhere

    10/24/2015 12:13:40 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    So starting a few weeks ago after work my feet started getting really sore. It first started when i would hit a dance class before work and then ... Read more

  • I'm So Impatient

    10/23/2015 9:49:32 PM, by JPONCIN

    Grrr. This week my foot doctor recommended that I go to a wound care center. It's been almost 5 months since foot surgery, and yes, the incision ... Read more

  • Sick = you can eat all the food in the house

    10/16/2015 1:29:48 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I have been sick for the past week and a half and when I'm sick i go straight to food to feel better about it. I'm not sure if it's allergies or ... Read more

  • Back to Work

    10/2/2015 11:57:34 AM, by JPONCIN

    I get tons of questions from students about my knee scooter, and I hate telling everyone all the gross details. So I just say I had foot surgery,... Read more

  • Back to my exercise

    10/2/2015 11:28:07 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I was released from physical therapy on Tuesday! Last week she told me to try running and I did 3 times. Started C25K over again for a 4 or 5th t... Read more

  • 16 Weeks After Foot Surgery Update

    9/26/2015 5:08:00 PM, by JPONCIN

    Happy Weekend! It has been another exciting week of firsts. :) I started walking without my cane about 3 days ago. I have quite a limp, but ... Read more

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