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  • 40 pound weight loss

    11/23/2015 8:44:52 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Finally, after being on SparkPeople since August 31, 2008, I have lost 40 pounds. It feels so great. Since I graduated high school in 1997, I've ... Read more

  • Lost more weight

    11/21/2015 9:33:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm down to 202 pounds. I'm 2 pounds away from losing 40 pounds since joining SparkPeople on August 31, 2008 and 2pounds away from losing 7... Read more

  • My hair!!!

    11/10/2015 11:30:15 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I have been shedding inordinate amounts of hair lately. After looking it up, I see that some hair loss in common when on a restricted calorie die... Read more

  • Gaining and losing

    11/9/2015 8:26:25 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    While dad was in the hospital last month, I lost 6 pounds. Well, I gained that back plus a pound. But I got 6 of those 7 pounds off and I'm a pou... Read more

  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

    11/8/2015 12:17:52 PM, by ELLAGURU518

    I've reached my first weight goal! As of Wednesday, November 4th I am 275 lbs. That means I have another photo to do. I'll try to get that someti... Read more

  • November 2015

    11/5/2015 11:00:12 AM, by MOONBEAM1976

    well ive decided on a lot of things for 2016 When i look back to march 2015 when i wrote my last blog it seems a lifetime away 1. im ... Read more

  • motivation and determination

    11/1/2015 11:06:45 PM, by SIMPLYMOI

    2 things that everyone needs in order to achieve their dreams, I believe. 2 things that other people had, but I never did. They were comple... Read more

  • Long 2 weeks

    10/30/2015 8:53:47 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well ever since I had my gallbladder surgery 18 days ago, we have been keeping the medical profession busy. A week after I had my surgery, dad we... Read more

  • Daily 15

    10/29/2015 11:38:22 PM, by JUSTEACE

    My daily 15-17 minute walks have become something I look forward to. I love being outside and feeling the cool New England wind. I don't like wal... Read more

  • Roadblock #1

    10/28/2015 1:23:39 PM, by ELLAGURU518

    I hit my first roadblock recently. I've been stressed at work and got sick. Shark week is (hopefully) approaching so I've been extra tired and hu... Read more

  • the power of language

    10/28/2015 12:10:32 AM, by SIMPLYMOI

    The last year and a half I have been working on my self talk and changing my language. "have to and should" has changed to "want to" "I ... Read more

  • I'm back

    10/26/2015 11:29:41 PM, by ANDIE130

    Hi! I've been gone for a while. Back in February, my daughter had a seizure and had another in August. She has breath holding spells that we don'... Read more

  • There's no place like home!

    10/24/2015 11:05:00 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I technically live in Denver. However, I have been working in the four corners area since the beginning of May. It's been great for my weight los... Read more

  • Here we go again

    10/22/2015 12:02:54 AM, by PURPLEPINKPANTS

    Well I gained all but 26 pounds back of the 80 I lost. I am rather disgusted with myself.. however I am going to take control of my eating. I did... Read more

  • Tired but trudging on

    10/20/2015 10:30:36 PM, by SIMPLYMOI

    Sleep has not been my friend this week. Well, really for the last couple of weeks. But it seems to have caught up with me. Either that, the chang... Read more

  • Solitude

    10/20/2015 3:06:49 PM, by ELLAGURU518

    A comment to a question I posted on the SparkPeople message board made me think. I was asking about how to eat healthy in a hotel. They responded... Read more

  • 47 days till SA

    10/20/2015 6:22:30 AM, by ROARINGBEAST

    I cannot believe how fast time is flying and how side tracked I keep becoming!! I will be successful I will stay on track I will make healthy dec... Read more

  • Not Quite

    10/19/2015 1:39:06 PM, by ELLAGURU518

    I'm officially done with the C25K program! Friday, I made my first attempt at a 5k run. I didn't quite pull it off. I did the distance, but had t... Read more

  • scared but determined

    10/19/2015 2:04:03 AM, by SIMPLYMOI

    This weekend I buckled down and made my meal plan! It took me a long time and sometimes I had to step away and take a break, but I did it! ... Read more

  • No Meat November

    10/16/2015 11:02:19 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I get bored easily. If I want to stick to something, I have to keep challenging myself. I finish my C25K today and will soon be slugging along to... Read more

  • Gallbladder surgery went well

    10/15/2015 9:55:34 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, my gallbladder surgery went well. I have 4 slits on my belly. One just below my ribcage about 6" below that has 3 staples. 2 small ones on ... Read more

  • Working out more

    10/15/2015 5:04:12 PM, by ELLAGURU518

    For the past few months, I have been working out 3 days a week. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I religiously drag myself to the gym to do th... Read more

  • 53 days till South Africa

    10/14/2015 7:48:24 AM, by ROARINGBEAST

    Today is my 3rd day of my restart. I have been writing out my meals & times to eat them on a paper and keeping them on the counter t... Read more

  • Stuffed and confused

    10/14/2015 3:28:43 AM, by SIMPLYMOI

    Frustrated, but not depressed about why I keep choosing to buy and eat something that is not good for me and so I don't really want. I think it c... Read more

  • 4 More Days!

    10/13/2015 11:32:29 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    Yesterday was the first day of my last week of Zombies, Run! Couch to 5k. I decided to move my run outside for the last week and here on out. Unt... Read more

  • Mountain climbing

    10/13/2015 8:22:00 AM, by SIMPLYMOI

    Yes, I climbed a mountain this weekend. Granted, it was only for about 20 minutes, but it was awesome!! Surprisingly, I didn't have any trouble ... Read more

  • Excel... It's an obsession.

    10/12/2015 7:20:46 PM, by ELLAGURU518

    I basically live and breathe databases and spreadsheets at work. I kind of love it. In my desperate need to quantify and compartmentalize everyth... Read more

  • 55 days till I go to South Africa

    10/12/2015 8:27:29 AM, by ROARINGBEAST

    I have been struggling but today is my day 1 and I'm determined to make the next 55 days successful before I fly out for my trip of ... Read more

  • A new day

    10/8/2015 10:25:08 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I was feeling a little apprehensive yesterday about whether or not I would be ready for a 4 mile run on Thanksgiving. I did the math and assuming... Read more

  • Going to have gallbladder surgery

    10/7/2015 10:20:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, saw the doctor who will be doing my gallbladder surgery today. I'm going to have the surgery on Monday at 8am CST. I have to be there an ho... Read more

  • Home Stretch

    10/7/2015 11:16:41 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I’m almost a week away from my first 5k run! I’m a really slow runner and calculated that it’ll take me about 43 minutes to run that far. Y... Read more

  • Gallbladder and coughing

    10/6/2015 11:23:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've been coughing and hacking like crazy for a week but been taking an antibiotic since Friday. Its working some but not at night for a wh... Read more

  • Before

    10/6/2015 11:23:03 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    Deep breath.... Okay. I wanted to take a before picture to track my progress. Well it's a mostly before photo. I took this at 291 lbs, so n... Read more

  • Consumed

    10/5/2015 8:44:28 PM, by SIMPLYMOI

    For as long as I can remember I've been thinking about my weight. The majority of my day to day thoughts are about how big I am and how small I ... Read more

  • Zombies! Week 6 Day 3

    10/5/2015 11:56:20 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I finished Zombies, Run! C25K Week 6 last Friday. For the first time ever, I ran all the free form runs! I feel like since I managed that, I can ... Read more

  • I am determined

    10/4/2015 12:06:43 AM, by SIMPLYMOI

    Old Tracy: I want..., I wish...., I hope....usually followed by some version of healthy, thin, lose weight, etc. There i... Read more

  • Sick again

    10/3/2015 5:43:36 AM, by SIMPLYMOI

    I have been sick so much this year, it's crazy. Sometimes it's been serious, I had the flu and pneumonia (at the same time) in February, but usua... Read more

  • Pride

    10/2/2015 10:29:25 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    One of the seven deadly sins. Now I’m not Christian, but I was raised as one. As a Christian and as a woman, I was told that pride was undesira... Read more

  • No, your legs won’t give out. Yes, you can breathe. Keep going.

    10/1/2015 10:48:26 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    Monday was a big run day for me. I did my first 10 minute run ever. I am super proud of myself, but I was SORE afterwards. My thighs ached Tuesda... Read more

  • Food is fuel, not entertainment.

    9/29/2015 10:52:43 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I have to keep reminding myself of that. I grew up in a family that dined out a lot. It was what we did to spend time together. It was what my pa... Read more

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