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  • New goals

    1/17/2015 11:26:00 AM, by PINKIE78

    All it took was getting sick to make me lose my motivation for healthy living. How's that for an irony? But I realized I can't quit. i ... Read more

  • Seeing the real progress

    1/6/2015 8:12:22 PM, by PINKIE78

    This week has opened my eyes to two things: 1. This journey of weight loss really is a long-term endeavor of healthy living. 2. Times o... Read more

  • A new year!

    1/2/2015 1:45:49 PM, by KNYAGENYA

    Happy New Year! The new year is here and that means it is time to rethink some things. 1) I need to start doin... Read more

  • 2014

    1/2/2015 12:25:48 AM, by SUSHENO

    It has been a long journey in 2014. Unfortunately, this journey is not over. You see, I was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer in April, surg... Read more

  • Are you having fun yet?

    1/1/2015 9:52:13 AM, by PINKIE78

    I was reading on Spark Coach about how important it is to have fun along this (or any) journey. The question was "Am I having fun, or not?" ... Read more

  • Ah, here's where the discipline comes in

    12/31/2014 12:25:43 PM, by PINKIE78

    I've reached that point in my distance walking training where I'm reminded of the importance of discipline. As with everything, you've got to hav... Read more

  • Creative ways to add more veggies every day

    12/31/2014 9:37:45 AM, by PINKIE78

    I just had the privilege to spend a holiday week with my family. They are vegans. While I do not eat vegan, I learned a lot from them about creat... Read more

  • Workout shake-up

    12/30/2014 7:36:19 AM, by PINKIE78

    Was watching a video by Coach Nicole about shaking up workouts and it's time for me to do that. The last two weeks at the gym have felt frui... Read more

  • Renewing my health

    12/22/2014 11:04:04 PM, by DRKPKING

    Hoping surgery on my foot will fully heal me up so I can walk golf and DANCE thru 2015!... Read more

  • Ready for new jeans

    12/19/2014 11:00:26 AM, by PINKIE78

    Looks like when I get back from visiting my family for the holidays, I'll be headed to the thrift store! Time to trade in some old jeans for some... Read more

  • Glad to be back in the zone (blisters and all)

    12/18/2014 6:11:49 PM, by PINKIE78

    I walked 6 miles today. First time in many, many years. Feels amazing. In addition to trying to lose 80 pounds (21 down so far), I'm traini... Read more

  • 175!!! Yayyy!!!

    12/18/2014 3:48:58 PM, by PINKIE78

    I weighed in at 175 this morning! That's a big deal for me, for several reasons. Four years ago, 175 was my highest weight (not all-time hig... Read more

  • I need a plan

    12/10/2014 11:14:27 PM, by PINKIE78

    I've been doing great with exercise. That's the good news, and it really is! Back in September I was so out of shape. I had no desire to exercise... Read more

  • End of the semester

    12/9/2014 8:26:07 AM, by DRKPKING

    Grading papers..getting in some writing days when I can produce 20 pages of my new book and various articles... And yes, the final never ending ... Read more

  • Lost 6 pounds in November 2014

    12/1/2014 11:15:44 AM, by SHEILA258

    I have lost a total of 19 pounds since I really got motivated from September 9th to November 30th, 2014. Thank you my girls! Lost ... Read more

  • Running again

    11/28/2014 6:19:38 PM, by PINKIE78

    I decided to start running again. Slowly but surely. Iíve missed it! Over the past month of choosing to be intentional about exercise, start... Read more

  • Keeping On!

    11/10/2014 10:58:38 PM, by SHEILA258

    I started my weight loss journey on September 9, 2014 and today is November 10, 2014. I have lost 17 pounds so far. I am very pleased with my w... Read more


    11/6/2014 10:39:23 PM, by DRKPKING

    just got back from CIAE and AAACE (my academic conferences) in charleston SC :) I did not get in my long, fast walks from Sat thru Thurs :( ... Read more

  • Nj

    10/16/2014 3:51:23 AM, by DRKPKING

    In nj for court hearing Need positive vibes judge finds way to address need for dissolution. This can happen..please send good energy! !! ... Read more

  • Not easy

    10/12/2014 1:18:54 AM, by DRKPKING

    Stress from many places Trying to get perspective We made it through CANCER "Don't sweat the small stuff!"... Read more

  • difficult time

    10/4/2014 9:12:08 PM, by DRKPKING

    coping with family stuff lots of work to catch up and my body hurts very much such terrible back, neck and arm pain not sure why ... Read more

  • Yay me!

    10/1/2014 5:17:45 AM, by SHEILA258

    I'm finally very motivated to lose this other person (weight). I started on September 9th and lost 9 pounds by September 30th. Read more

  • Ramp up?

    9/27/2014 10:57:48 AM, by DRKPKING

    Getting attacked with cancer...I had breast cancer..then partner had skin cancer...malignant they had to dig out surgically. So painful for her. ... Read more

  • Able to Move!!

    9/7/2014 10:23:38 AM, by DRKPKING

    Well recovery has been mostly successful. This weekend I have been able to be in action!! I played 9 holes of golf Walked 1.2 + miles per da... Read more

  • Trying to climb back

    8/30/2014 9:17:53 PM, by DRKPKING

    I'm trying to get back to weight loss routine and regular exercise that kicks up my metabolism Still struggling with aches, pains and being ... Read more

  • MOREpain-- more surgeries ahead???!!

    8/16/2014 9:40:00 AM, by DRKPKING

    Finally saw the dr Friday about my foot...pain which dates back 20+ years and causes great pain intermittently. Last two days I have been limping... Read more

  • Confusing

    8/6/2014 10:17:01 AM, by DRKPKING

    Ok we thought it would be clear..but not really 5 choices regarding radiation treatment.. Time for thinking caps and good cancer research ... Read more

  • do I need radiation treatment?

    8/5/2014 8:47:29 AM, by DRKPKING

    Day 2 in a row...cancer dr visits...big question...do I need radiation treatment? Meeting with radiation dr late morning to determine the pl... Read more

  • Short getaway

    7/24/2014 10:03:03 PM, by DRKPKING

    My honey and I were able to fly out of town for a few days It has done us well to get away from all the reminders of dr appointments and surger... Read more

  • Finally!

    7/24/2014 7:16:09 PM, by KNYAGENYA

    After 20 months of looking for a full time job I finally found one! Yes, the search is over. I was working at the crisis hotline at the county me... Read more

  • The big S

    7/18/2014 2:56:06 AM, by DRKPKING

    Hi folks I'm back...breast cancer surgery was tues and it is now very earlier Friday morning... Not the big C for cancer but big S for SURVI... Read more

  • Countdown to the Big C surgery

    7/13/2014 6:30:00 AM, by DRKPKING

    Early sunday morning...can't sleep. two days left then off to the cancer center. Who would have thought lumpecto... Read more

  • Rocky road en route to surgery

    7/12/2014 1:48:37 AM, by DRKPKING

    Well it has been two VERY difficult weeks 2 stays and total 10 days in the hospital, a ride in the EMT ambulance, several concurrent complicat... Read more

  • Freedom from numbers

    7/5/2014 11:02:33 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    It seems wherever I go I am hit with the importance of numbers. I am going to focus on numbers pertaining to weight. I'm stuck ... Read more

  • its not in the database!

    6/22/2014 5:29:39 PM, by DRKPKING

    How many extra points for playing golf (or any exercise/sport) in heat and high (100%) humidity?? (Yes, I live in Florida!!) Read more

  • Finding doctors

    6/17/2014 6:48:17 AM, by DRKPKING

    How hard is it to find a good doctor who fits you and your needs? I am heading to a new pain dr. old one moving to another town..hoping this ne... Read more

  • I hit level 14

    6/15/2014 7:18:24 AM, by DRKPKING

    Yeeha I have reached level 14 Whoopee!! in it for the long haul! thanks for the support... Read more

  • Golfing on my birthday

    6/14/2014 8:41:46 PM, by DRKPKING

    Had a great golf day for my birthday I then had dr appointments on Mond... Read more

  • Golf PLEASE?? Tough ROAD

    6/8/2014 4:25:29 AM, by DRKPKING

    Turning 56 and the dreaded day is monday I hope to play golf sunday (it is 3am and I cant sleep as usual) but my partner has been feeling ... Read more

  • Words Of Wisdom that Make You Chuckle!!!

    6/8/2014 4:21:28 AM, by DRKPKING

    This is from someone else thank you.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myp
    PATRICIAANN46 W... Read more

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