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  • Break

    11/25/2014 3:47:25 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Taking a break is okay .. unless you're a sugar addict. Giving myself permission to eat as I wanted turned out to be a huge mistake. It has regi... Read more

  • Cancer Updates and goals

    11/12/2014 7:10:56 AM, by CHRIMSONFYRE

    Mom is still fighting, she is the most amazing woman I know. I swear she is super woman. She is 68 years old and fighting cancer like someone i... Read more

  • Running...

    11/9/2014 10:57:39 AM, by WANABHOT2

    No matter how sluggish I'm feeling - a morning run always wakes me up! I've still been indulging from vaca but am balancing it out with running a... Read more

  • Well ...

    11/7/2014 7:05:12 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    I am in maintenance mode until the holidays are over. I am so completely sick of dieting, calorie counting, what-have-you! I've been doing this f... Read more

  • Vacation indulgence...help!

    11/7/2014 4:05:58 AM, by WANABHOT2

    I am on day 2 of vacation and know that if I keep this up I will be up at least 7 lbs more of water weight by time I get home! Yes I want to enjo... Read more

  • Life is overwhelming me right now

    11/4/2014 3:05:06 PM, by CHRIMSONFYRE

    I just don't even know what to do lately. I feel so stressed and overwhelmed I can't even get a hold on life. I constantly worry about my mom, ... Read more

  • Updates and Goals

    10/30/2014 7:14:42 AM, by CHRIMSONFYRE

    So mom is still holding strong and being the most amazing, strong woman I know. Seven chemo treatments have been completed, number 8 is today an... Read more

  • Great week!

    10/18/2014 5:03:20 PM, by WANABHOT2

    Stuck mostly to a paleo diet and have dropped the excess water weight! Focusing in on drinking a ton of water and staying away from processed foo... Read more

  • Going well today

    10/17/2014 3:39:15 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    That about says it all. I'm eating well. Feeling pretty bad physically (pain and fatigue), but looking on the bright side. I'm seeing my trainer ... Read more

  • Day 3...

    10/15/2014 8:47:03 AM, by WANABHOT2

    So today I will not have any candy! I'm going to try and focus on doing slight changes a day. Last couple of days have just been cutting back on ... Read more

  • My big lesson ...

    10/13/2014 3:02:34 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, I've been logging updates to my diet crash for weeks. You might notice fewer posts lately. That's because I was losing my desire to eat wel... Read more

  • Just finished Marathon!

    10/13/2014 8:32:23 AM, by WANABHOT2

    That was my 6th one! One of my worst times but I should not be surprised I went into it with the goal of just having fun - and split a bottle of ... Read more

  • Cancer & Spine Surgery

    10/7/2014 12:27:55 PM, by CHRIMSONFYRE

    So update on my mom. Five rounds of chemo down, 11 to go! She did her first chemo session without me last week. I feel terrible that I can no... Read more

  • Better Day!

    10/5/2014 6:04:15 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, today it went much better with the food. I looked at the scale this morning, and it was not all that bad. Seeing that I hadn't gotten beyon... Read more

  • What is going on?

    10/4/2014 7:06:38 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    I'm feeling pretty low here. I just can't seem to get my head straight about dieting. I know, I know. It's a lifestyle. It was. I ate such bad fo... Read more

  • Fighting

    10/3/2014 4:05:25 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Turning over a new leaf today. I've been on this journey for 9 months. For 8 of those months I found calorie counting to be no big deal. And I'v... Read more

  • Losing weight for good

    10/1/2014 12:12:13 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, the overeating has caught up with me. I've gained 1.4 pounds in about 3 weeks. My trainer says it's water, but I beg to differ. Usually wat... Read more

  • Playin' Survivor and a recipe

    9/25/2014 11:50:38 AM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    In our real life game of survivor, we are on month two without TV. We have internet in my "office", a converted Travel Trailer that sits close e... Read more

  • Cancer blog 6

    9/25/2014 10:25:59 AM, by CHRIMSONFYRE

    Well we made it through the first 4 big chemo treatments. It was every other week for 4 hours, they would pump her body full of 5 different IV b... Read more

  • My future

    9/25/2014 9:45:03 AM, by GAL2202

    1. Learning more about the Bible. 2. Maybe finish my degree or get a certificate. 3. Keep my weight down. 4. Keep on exercising. ... Read more

  • Update on P.T., etc.

    9/23/2014 1:05:26 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, went to physical therapy. I didn't realize that P.T. would actually HURT!!! LOL. Oh well. Working on keeping my calories under control to... Read more

  • Happy Sunday / Update

    9/21/2014 5:30:28 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Chugging right along. Nothing new to report, really. Trying to keep my calories around 1200 or so for yesterday and today. Going to strength trai... Read more

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome / Random Thoughts

    9/19/2014 6:04:29 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    I saw my doctor today for the test results about Paget's disease of the bone. Briefly, my test results for a liver enzyme have indicated it might... Read more

  • Doing Great!

    9/19/2014 12:40:24 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, I have this "health coach" from my insurance company who calls about once a month. I was able to report 4 lbs lost during that month. It wa... Read more

  • Fall 2014 5% Challenge Countdown Activity Question ~

    9/18/2014 7:16:32 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    What have you accomplished in the years since you started? I put myself in the driver's seat for my health. I used to whisper to me, that I... Read more

  • Day 4!

    9/17/2014 8:45:31 AM, by WANABHOT2

    Vino / alcohol free! Feeling great! Except for eating FOUR tacos last night...I've also been eating well and getting lots of rest. The rest of th... Read more

  • Thinking Positive, etc.

    9/17/2014 6:37:55 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    188.2 !!! I don't know what to attribute this weight loss to. I've been consistently eating above the lower end of my goal. Like 1600 calories, ... Read more

  • Motivation

    9/16/2014 10:34:03 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Trying to motivate myself to go to the gym today and walk on the treadmill. Such a small thing, right? I feel awful, AGAIN. I just reviewed my go... Read more

  • Sending out some good vibes!

    9/16/2014 8:27:37 AM, by WANABHOT2

    I do like to have my vino a few times during the week- especially with a good dinner. So this detox will likely get a little harder towards the w... Read more

  • Down Today

    9/15/2014 10:23:19 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, still a little down. This crazy white food/broken sleep routine will end on Thursday. I am very excited about getting a better night's rest... Read more

  • Day two...

    9/15/2014 8:33:14 AM, by WANABHOT2

    My husband wants to detox for 30 days so I said I would do it with him - no alcohol for a month! And good news last week I stuck to a paleo diet ... Read more

  • A Little Blue

    9/12/2014 6:51:43 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Feeling a little down today. Slept too much because last night's sleep was broken, as usual. After several days of lousy sleep and getting up ear... Read more

  • Random Blogging Today

    9/10/2014 12:01:14 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, I ate beans and ham on Monday... full sodium beans and ham, well ... Mistake! Now my weight is two pounds higher. I've seen this enough ti... Read more

  • Funny how I haven't logged into Spark in awhile...

    9/9/2014 7:02:01 PM, by WANABHOT2

    And while I have been good about keeping up my workouts...it has been a slippery slope w/ my diet and yes...I've put on almost 5 pounds...so comi... Read more

  • In the 180's

    9/6/2014 11:43:53 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Happy Saturday!!! I weighed in at 189.4 this morning. I'm thrilled to be back in the 180's. Haven't been there in about 4 years. I still have 34... Read more

  • Feelin' Good!

    9/5/2014 3:33:51 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Thankfully, I am over my extreme soreness from yesterday and am ready to go back to the gym for some cardio. Food seems to be going well... It's ... Read more

  • Decent Day

    9/4/2014 5:02:40 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, sore from yesterday's workout. But at least I'm sore for a reason. Usually it's for nothing at all, which is frustrating. Eating well.... Read more

  • Wow!!!

    9/3/2014 11:38:07 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Today is already a wonderful day. It was to begin with, simply by the fact that I am alive. Second, I woke up feeling pretty well. Third, my scal... Read more

  • First Goal: Accountability and Awareness

    9/3/2014 7:53:19 AM, by JPGSMOM

    This is my first blog post in almost a year. I took a break from SP after I found out I was pregnant with my second son. At the beginning of my... Read more

  • Happier Tuesday!

    9/2/2014 12:42:26 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Today is a better day. I got some good, albeit broken, sleep last night and this morning. My hip feels better, without pain medication. I'm think... Read more

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