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  • Trip to the ER

    6/24/2015 1:19:37 PM, by PSEYMOUR1970

    On Sunday/Monday 1:30am I was awoken from sleep by severe pain on the right side of my stomach. I thought it was severe gas (from all my veggies)... Read more

  • Finding a groove in all areas of life

    6/19/2015 11:31:54 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Slowly slowly moving down. Last weigh in I was at 187.4, down 34 lbs since pregnancy. I am also down to nursing only two times a day so that has ... Read more

  • Post-Op Fear, Nausea, and Relief

    6/7/2015 3:30:08 PM, by JPONCIN

    Well, I did it! It was terrifying, and I spent almost the entire week prior, trying to talk myself out of it. The one thing that kept me from run... Read more

  • Good days

    6/2/2015 8:38:39 PM, by PSEYMOUR1970

    I will say that I am in a much better mood than I have been for a while. My weight is not dropping as fast as I would like it to, like it was in ... Read more

  • Foot Surgery Countdown and More

    5/28/2015 7:58:48 AM, by JPONCIN

    I went to my anesthesiologist appointment on Tuesday and found out that I can't have ibuprofen or Aleve from now until after my surgery, because ... Read more

  • Making headway!

    5/15/2015 9:59:48 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    It's been awhile since I wrote last. I feel like I am finally getting somewhere. I was down to 191 last week and I am changing my weigh in day. I... Read more

  • FAI

    5/6/2015 4:22:53 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I started about 6 weeks ago with horrible chronic pain in my hip. I finally got answers today. I have FAI. I have to go to a specialist and see a... Read more

  • Diabetic Dog

    4/9/2015 3:53:17 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I guess I haven't written in awhile. Bella did turn out to be diabetic. 500 do... Read more

  • Pulling it Together

    3/30/2015 8:15:42 PM, by JPONCIN

    This morning at the gym, I finally weighed in and told myself it was time to get back in gear. I had a good swim after lifting weights, and I did... Read more

  • Stay the same

    3/30/2015 2:05:21 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    This week my new goal is going to WERQ Tuesday and Thursday and lifting right after. Probably need to skip stretching and get right to it. But I... Read more

  • Streak!

    3/25/2015 9:38:05 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I have finally found a weight loss path, yayyyyyy!!! It's been hard to get started. It's not super fast but hey it's progressing and I will take ... Read more

  • Here there and everywhere

    3/16/2015 12:43:22 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    FB group is sorta helping. It's kinda sad to see what someone weighing 135-145 lbs eats. Makes me not really want to weigh under 150 if that's h... Read more

  • Week 7

    3/4/2015 4:05:20 PM, by BECCAJ98

    Well, no weight loss....so been pretty much at a standstill since I started th... Read more

  • Doing good finally

    2/28/2015 11:15:59 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    The fb group has really been helping me stay on track. We photograph all of our food for the day. So that makes a big difference. I don't really ... Read more

  • Update of week 5 & 6

    2/24/2015 4:42:11 PM, by BECCAJ98

    6 weeks down and also 16.2 lbs!! My lost has not been as great as the first few weeks. Part of that is getting used to the new position at work. ... Read more

  • Ash Wednesday

    2/18/2015 10:56:59 AM, by JPONCIN

    Today is usually when I start starving myself in hopes of pulling my crap together. It is a time of sacrifice and reflection. But this year, I'm ... Read more

  • Ready set go

    2/17/2015 1:56:38 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Well the last week has been kind of a worldwind. I had my shortest job possible at the gym daycare. Way too much stress, not worth it at the mo... Read more

  • Reflection of past few years

    2/13/2015 10:29:07 AM, by BECCAJ98

    I joined Spark People in September of 2010. I would look at the web site once in awhile, but never did much. I had lost about 25 # though. In Ja... Read more

  • Official 4 week blog

    2/10/2015 10:25:35 AM, by BECCAJ98

    I am really proud of myself. I'm down 14.6#, so of course that's pretty awesome. But even more than that was the miracle that happened while eati... Read more

  • Almost end of week 4 and best compliment ever!!!

    2/9/2015 10:33:44 AM, by BECCAJ98

    Almost the end of first 4 weeks, down 13#. Feeling great even tho this past weekend, my boyfriend and I had a bit of cheating. Which in the schem... Read more

  • Treadmill-less week

    2/8/2015 12:03:12 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Something in me just could not get on the treadmill this week. Maybe because I planned it out too much in my head. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Fri... Read more

  • Snowed in problem

    2/5/2015 8:33:47 AM, by BECCAJ98

    We got more snow yesterday. After my doctor's appointment, I decided I was staying off the roads until I had to go to work. Which of course meant... Read more

  • Week 3 recap

    2/4/2015 10:25:54 AM, by BECCAJ98

    I'm down 11 pounds total right now, has really slowed down from first 10 days, but I'm ok with that. Best thing about this week was having to mov... Read more

  • Finding rails

    1/31/2015 9:41:53 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I would say the most positive thing that happened this week was sleep. Max slept two night for 9 hours and then the other nights were 7.5-8 hrs. ... Read more

  • The ignorance of people

    1/29/2015 12:47:51 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I don't know why this actually shocks me. I should know by this point in my life that people are built to disappoint. But this morning I was take... Read more

  • Almost end of week 2

    1/26/2015 4:17:22 PM, by BECCAJ98

    Week 2 ends tomorrow.....I didn't get in any gym time this weekend, nor did I have time today :( Instead, Saturday, my boyfriend and I went hi... Read more

  • One week down....

    1/21/2015 2:07:01 PM, by BECCAJ98

    Week one of my 12 week challenge is down....so is 6.7# and I'm making enormous strides with my cardio. I'm able to push a little bit more each da... Read more

  • Small victories

    1/17/2015 2:13:28 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I signed up for the 12 week challenge at my gym to try to give me an extra boost and finally make this year the one. I have come a long way, but ... Read more

  • Being happy at 200 lbs

    1/16/2015 11:29:05 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I can't say that I am doing everything possible to not weight 200 lbs. But I am exercising and logging food and I am still 200 lbs. I am not gonn... Read more

  • Personal Trainer

    1/15/2015 5:03:18 PM, by BECCAJ98

    So, after a year plus of being a member at one of my gyms, I finally got the "Free" session with a personal trainer. He went over a few good exer... Read more

  • Monday

    1/12/2015 9:17:32 PM, by JPONCIN

    I did a great job on my food today after a weekend of cheating. I'm so proud of myself for pulling it together! I also got on my bike and did 30 ... Read more

  • Winds of Change

    1/9/2015 2:06:46 PM, by JPONCIN

    What a week it's been! My kids were off for snow days, and I got offered a long-term sub position! I'm teaching sophomore English until March for... Read more

  • Holy Soreness Batman!

    1/9/2015 12:58:37 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Ok my running soreness did not hit til last night. This morning it was bad but not terrible. I am too stubborn to take medicine. What did I do th... Read more

  • I got on the treadmill and ran!

    1/8/2015 11:25:35 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Yesterday I was going a tad bit crazy stuck inside. So I put Max in his little chair and put it infront of the treadmill and had intent to walk.... Read more

  • 2015

    1/7/2015 1:22:31 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I wrote a whole blog 2 days ago and somehow got busy as usual and didn't finish. Oh well it wasn't a very positive one. I keep thinking of... Read more

  • Hello, 2015!

    1/4/2015 12:18:08 PM, by JPONCIN

    I don't know what it is about a New Year that makes people commit to a healthier lifestyle, but this year it is working for me. It was just the k... Read more

  • Goodbye, 2014!!!

    12/29/2014 2:13:40 PM, by JPONCIN

    This morning I put together a Google doc with some goals for my husband and myself, and a place for us to journal together about our progress/fai... Read more

  • Happy Holidays

    12/15/2014 9:59:37 PM, by JPONCIN

    Today I did a great job staying in my calories. Finally! :) I have been working 3 jobs and loving every minute of it. I have the perfect jobs f... Read more

  • Times up!

    12/15/2014 4:36:14 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    Ok I had my 6 weeks of no exercise and semi food logging. Times up, now we are down to business! I weighed this morning and I was at 199.8. Hangi... Read more

  • I'm Back!

    12/11/2014 10:12:25 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    To my healthier self anyway. This week marks my fifth week PP so I am ready to get my butt back in gear. It's been a rough recovery. I take two s... Read more

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