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Hungry
4/14/2014 5:55:27 PM,  7 COMMENTS

What do you do when you're hungry? I mean, so often I eat because I'm peckish or bored or something looks delicious. At those times I can keep my ca...  Read more

MIRDREAMS

paying attention
4/9/2014 7:43:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok, I've tracked food for the past 6 days... that may be a record for me. I'm going to try and continue to track and see what happens. I feel in gen...  Read more

SPARTANJAI

Back at it (again)
4/3/2014 3:37:22 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I've never thought of myself as a yo-yo dieter. Heck, I've never really thought of myself as a dieter. I've been dissatisfied with my weight as long...  Read more

MIRDREAMS

hmmmmm
3/6/2014 7:20:13 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Wonder if I can drop the "not enough time" nonsense and get focused for real this time. Contest at work- but I'm avoiding that as I don't want it to...  Read more

SPARTANJAI

Canning already!
2/17/2014 6:54:06 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Generally don't start canning until the snow is off the ground a month or so- but found some really nice asparagus on Friday. Mmmmm spicy pickled asp...  Read more

SPARTANJAI

Starting Anew
1/5/2014 10:39:04 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Tomorrow is Day One. I am starting fresh, and this time, I am insisting on support. Great job, albeit a sedentary one. Terrible arthritis made worse b...  Read more

BIBBITZMOM

Really?
11/23/2013 12:13:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been celebrating the loss of 25 pounds this year, and looking at my Spark Page shows that I have lost 47 pounds total! Really??? I didn't reali...  Read more

LILYPUTIN

June 12th
6/12/2013 4:33:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday I went lap swimming for the first time in years and I must say it felt wonderful. I was pretty slow....and I am sure I did not look graceful...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

June 11th
6/11/2013 6:49:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

After waking up a little over a week ago with awful neck and and shoulder pain I am finally feeling well enough to start working out again. I hit the...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

Posture
6/6/2013 5:48:58 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Why is it so hard to stand up straight? Why is it so hard to sit up straight? I am on day 2 of working on correcting my poor posture...and it hurt...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

What A Pain In The Neck!
6/5/2013 7:17:26 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I woke up a few days ago with a stiff neck. As the day went on it just got worse and worse until it became so bad that I called into work. That is the...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

Last week of Insanity!
5/28/2013 11:43:52 AM,  1 COMMENTS

While I can't say that it has gone by quickly, I have noticed that I seem to be getting stronger and our half point weigh & measure did show some prog...  Read more

SPARTANJAI

100,000?
5/23/2013 2:51:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hit 100,000 SparkPoints this week and got myself the little gold crown now instead of the silver one. Seems like it took me quite a while to get betw...  Read more

SPARTANJAI

I don't know how to stop!!!
2/23/2013 7:40:30 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Wow, I had a mini-revelation which I need some feedback on... How to stop. What I mean is, when I am doing something that I know I shouldn't...  Read more

GIBBLES5

Excuses... Excuses
2/11/2013 8:38:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Oh, I am the queen of excuses. I can come up with almost any excuse not to workout. The main reason is just because I'm lazy or I get down in the du...  Read more

ASWEDANCEAWAY

New Week
2/11/2013 5:08:49 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is day 1 of my work week and so far so good. Of course it's only 1 hour and 45 minutes into my shift, but so far I can say I am proud of the wor...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

Crossfit
2/5/2013 10:16:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I love it!! What can I say... I drank that Kool-Aid. My husband has been doing it for a few years and I never understood how anyone could workout so...  Read more

ASWEDANCEAWAY

Tight Pants
2/5/2013 5:47:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I tried on a pair of my pants tonight....well...I tried to try them on. 46 It was pretty bad. I was sad for about a minute...then got over it....  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

January 2013 Reflection
2/2/2013 7:47:27 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was ready at the beginning of January... and something happened. I am not even sure at this point what it was, but I have to stop letting myself of...  Read more

GIBBLES5

My return
1/7/2013 8:01:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow! I haven't posted a blog since Sept. 2009. Where have I been?? Oh yea, preggo & far too busy/not so motivated with a 9 month old. But, it dawn...  Read more

ASWEDANCEAWAY

Thinking about the New Year
12/27/2012 8:20:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have been thinking about the name of my current team challenge-"New Year, New you" I am most certainly due for something new.... and I need to...  Read more

GIBBLES5

Fitness Goals
9/4/2012 4:24:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I am taking a new approach to fitness/weigh loss. I still have my weight loss goals but I want to focus more on fitness so I took up jogging last week...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

I Fell Off Today
8/22/2012 9:44:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I fell off the healthy wagon today....dang it! Started first thing in the morning. I had to switch up my sleep for work and just had no energy when...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

Mental Health Check
8/19/2012 4:47:46 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I love my job. Not very many people can say that. However, I hate my schedule. Mostly overnights (which I don't mind) mixed in with days and evenings...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

Take Pride
8/18/2012 5:38:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

For a few reasons I have decided that I am not going to wear sweat pants to work anymore. Reason #1 I don't notice how tight my jeans are getting un...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

Massage Day!
8/17/2012 7:35:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I am treating myself to a massage. I have only had one and that was four years ago. I carry all my stress in my shoulders and neck, and mostly...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

My First SP Blog
8/15/2012 9:41:41 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been on SP for a couple years now...on and off....off and on but never sticking to anything that I start. I have had to change my goals every t...  Read more

MSMANDYLEE

My job...
4/29/2012 8:56:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

All I can say is I am one flexible person.... I started the year teaching one of our 3 first grade classes; always kind of knowing that in the ba...  Read more

GIBBLES5

Day 2
4/23/2012 12:51:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Logged food! Was supposed to be a rest day after completing day 1 of the get running program, so I took it easy and walked on the treadmill for 30 min...  Read more

CAPEBRETONMOM

Yet another new beginning
4/22/2012 6:26:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I'm about where I was when I started Sparking for the very first time - at my highest non-baby weight. So here I am again...hopefully for good....  Read more

CAPEBRETONMOM

Changed Goals, Again
3/28/2012 10:28:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Once again I see that the goals I have set for my weight loss are not on pace. This time I have a true excuse: ongoing back pain, PT Nov thru Feb,...  Read more

LILYPUTIN

My journey so far
3/25/2012 1:30:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was sleeved 1/16/12,it was the best thing I have done for myself in a long time. I started my journey back in July 2011 @ 258 lbs. My surgery wei...  Read more

LOSEBABYFAT07

I'm going to be BUFF - post op thoughts
3/9/2012 2:13:31 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I was warned that three days after back surgery I would feel worse. Meds would wear off and pain would increase. Well, I took my first shower and wa...  Read more

LILYPUTIN

I Love My Sleeve!!!
2/28/2012 11:50:25 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have been sleeved a lil over a month. So far I am down around 30 or so lbs now. I think it is the best choice I made for myself in a long time....  Read more

LOSEBABYFAT07

Now what?!?!?!?
2/22/2012 12:34:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The rollercoaster continues... I have now reached my highest weight ever, and you think it would deter me in the right direction... no... not me....  Read more

GIBBLES5

Update one wk post op appt
1/26/2012 8:31:54 AM,  10 COMMENTS

UPDATE: I am down to 217.9 since before surgery. That is a 13 lb loss. I can wear jeans I haven't worn in like a yr or so n a few other clothing thi...  Read more

LOSEBABYFAT07

My Sleeve is my inner best friend
1/22/2012 4:15:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was sleeved on Jan 16th,2011. It was so far the best thing I have done in a while. I have/had the most wonderful surgeon,his office staff n the H...  Read more

LOSEBABYFAT07

I am so close I can taste it!!!!
1/4/2012 8:29:39 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I am only 12 days away from becoming a sleever n joining all my other WLS friends on the loser bench. It has been a long n hard journey to get here....  Read more

LOSEBABYFAT07

Ready, Set, GO!!!
1/1/2012 9:14:25 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Today is the day to measure up, post, and set some specific goals. Make it a Happy New Year!!!...  Read more

LILYPUTIN

For those of you who don't approve of weight loss surgery!!!
12/24/2011 9:18:17 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Please keep your opinions to yourself. I have researched WLS for over 3 yrs n I am having it done. To better my life n for my daughter's. I have trie...  Read more

LOSEBABYFAT07

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