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  • Down 30 lb since jan 1!

    2/14/2018 12:13:41 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I just weighed in ! Even with the cheating last week,... Read more

  • Back at it

    2/12/2018 8:36:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thank you all for your support on my previous blog... Read more

  • Feel it to heal it

    2/10/2018 8:20:08 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I will not shove down my emotions with food ... Read more

  • Bad week

    2/10/2018 2:25:19 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I had a bad last half of the week. My job... Read more

  • NSV blood sugar under control! Anxiety down!

    2/3/2018 4:12:03 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The pharmacy called to ask if I wanted to script-s... Read more

  • A really good day!!!!

    1/29/2018 10:06:21 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Today I ate keto, felt great all day at work, had ... Read more

  • Down 20 lbs in 2018 so far!!!

    1/28/2018 12:33:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    GUYS! I’m under 400 lb and I can use my scale ag... Read more

  • Rest day, keto diet day 4

    1/27/2018 3:11:13 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I’m on day 4 of the ketogenic diet (very low carb,... Read more

  • Another successful day

    1/23/2018 8:42:07 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    (Pic is an underground sinkhole in Cancun, where I... Read more

  • I am not throwing away my shot!

    1/22/2018 7:18:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I’m soooo happy, it’s been in the 40’s and 50’s... Read more

  • Why do I live in Ohio?

    1/12/2018 4:05:30 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I just spent 30 minutes, 50 lb of ice melt, and 16 lb of Epsom salts on the Great Lake outside of my apartment; I managed to make a path of salt ... Read more

  • Blegh

    1/12/2018 4:10:08 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    The oral diabetes medication I was prescribed — glipizide — has caused uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea (which metformin did too). So I had t... Read more

  • Supplements, Sun Basket

    1/9/2018 12:25:41 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I got the results of my A1C :/ it was 10.3. It should be below 7, ideally below 6. I’m going to work on it, with the help of the new meds. I pi... Read more

  • New medicine

    1/8/2018 8:53:44 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I made an emergency appointment with my doctor today to get some new medicine to hopefully bring down my blood sugar. I hope I won’t need it fore... Read more

  • Pushing forward

    1/8/2018 6:45:42 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I woke up at 6 am, used the elliptical, and made myself breakfast: scrambled eggs, a laughing cow wedge, and a piece of gluten free toast. Lunch ... Read more

  • My blood sugar....

    1/7/2018 4:04:36 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    ... today it is 395 :/ I haven’t checked it in a while because I was traveling and then catching up at work This is a problem. Good thing I ... Read more

  • He was only 39

    1/7/2018 12:58:02 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Today I learned that a guy I used to date died from a heart attack. He was only 39. :( It’s really sad. He was just married last year... I r... Read more

  • Buenos Aires! - 2017 recap and 2018 goals

    1/1/2018 9:47:05 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hello everyone! 2017 ——— 1. Was hospitalized for mental health issues and experimented with new medication until I found something that... Read more

  • 6 am or bust

    11/15/2017 7:02:58 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    It’s been difficult getting used to work. The stress has made me want to binge eat / get fast food on the way to and from work. Sitting in a c... Read more

  • Down 30 pounds, here's to another 30

    9/5/2017 3:10:44 PM, by ANDROMEDAFIRE

    Earlier this year, I lost 30 pounds by practicing portion control and using phentermine as an appetite suppressant. I used phen for 2 months bef... Read more

  • 2 weeks

    8/19/2017 8:55:08 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm starting to get the lay of the land at work, and I'm shadowing other developers on my team. I'm still in disbelief that I got this job (so gr... Read more

  • First few days

    8/8/2017 6:31:03 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    ...have gone well! I did so much walking yesterday that I couldn't even go to the gym. I was quite tired, but now I'm situated in my new office... Read more

  • Graduated!

    8/4/2017 9:43:19 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Today I finished my boot camp and earned my certificate of software development :) Monday I begin my new job at Chase! For my next feat, I pl... Read more

  • Day 4 - have my starting weight!

    7/27/2017 8:26:11 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    A few days ago my scale wouldn't even weigh me (it's only supposed to go to 400 lb, so I assumed I was 405-410). Welllllll, I had a few great day... Read more

  • How things have changed!

    7/23/2017 2:46:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Sorry I've been gone so long! 1. Mental Health- the Lamictal has been wonderful for me. I feel so much better on it and will continue to take i... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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