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  • Started 2 wk liquid diet for surgery

    4/27/2017 8:06:36 AM, by HSARMYWF

    I went down to visit my daughter in GA. I did a ton of work on the house. I came back yesterday afternoon. I started liquids today. My surgery is... 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

  • Recipes

    4/16/2017 7:42:21 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Vegan Artichoke and Spinach Dip Delicious and very healthy. Recipe from hotforfood. Enjoy 3/4 C finely chopped white onion 2 garli... Read more

  • Weigh In, Is water the culprit?

    4/16/2017 12:20:58 PM, by AIMLESS07

    4/9/17 200.4 lbs Chest-38 Waist- 31.5 Hips-39 Butt- 44.5 Thigh- 22.5 Calf- 14.5 Arm-13 4/16/17 199.8 lbs (-.6 lbs) ... Read more

  • Today I turn 42 and celebrate Easter

    4/16/2017 8:02:51 AM, by HSARMYWF

    Enjoying the day by going to mass, working out, and going to a brunch on base at the officers club. I wasn't going to cook today. I'm down to ... 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

  • Weigh In 4/9/17

    4/9/2017 10:20:12 AM, by AIMLESS07

    4/9/17 200.4 lbs Chest-38 Waist- 31.5 Hips-39 Butt- 44.5 Thigh- 22.5 Calf- 14.5 Arm-13 My measurements aren't terrible as compared when I was at... 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

  • Down to 215- 35 lbs down now

    4/2/2017 10:21:19 PM, by HSARMYWF

    I'm trying to get to 200lbs by May 11 my surgery date. So I'm working very hard to get to my goal. So many changes coming with the upcoming surge... 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

  • Why can't I be happy where I am?

    3/29/2017 12:05:22 AM, by AIMLESS07

    That was me at about this time last year. The sli... 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

  • Down to 217 33lbs gone now

    3/26/2017 7:54:26 AM, by HSARMYWF

    Broke through a plateau and the scale is finally moving again. I can now wear clothes I wore 2 yrs ago ... 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

  • Moving again

    3/21/2017 7:20:25 AM, by HSARMYWF

    My husb and I are moving again this summer. We are going to Ft Bragg. I'm going to miss it here so much! The good news is they have 14 gyms and c... Read more

  • My surgery date is 5/11

    3/21/2017 6:22:31 AM, by HSARMYWF

    I go in for gastric sleeve. I'm going to have it at the best military hospital in the world. The great news is all my care is 100% covered. I hav... 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

  • Spring Into Fitness: Day 1 Week 1

    3/20/2017 8:10:35 PM, by GONABFIT

    The challenge has started. I am excited and hoping to make this a successful one. Today I did a 2 mile interval run with baby but he started... Read more

  • 219 now 31 lbs down

    3/20/2017 5:23:11 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Since Thanksgiving training really hard. Today was bodyweight circuit training. I ran 6.3 mi without walking. Yesterday was 2 miles in the pool... Read more

  • Keeping Tabs

    3/20/2017 4:03:31 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    At Krogers: 4/27/17 227.0 BP: 128/88 (At Risk) HR: 98 At Krogers: 4/24/17 225.6 lbs BP: 115/78 (N) HR: 97 (N) New lo... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible por... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because ... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fi... Read more

  • Mid-March Update

    3/15/2017 6:28:55 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So the scale has held steady at the top end of my goal weight range for the last couple of weeks - 130 pounds. This is OK with me because I start... Read more

  • SPRING CHALLENGE: Spring into Fitness

    3/13/2017 8:57:17 PM, by GONABFIT

    Hi everyone!! Re-POSTED for all of my GONNA MAKE IT HAPPEN members and random spark friends who may want to join in! I hope you are al... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating s... Read more

  • That Sugar Film

    3/13/2017 2:36:27 PM, by TAMIP62

    I saw an entry on the news feed today about a movie I'd never heard about. It's called "That Sugar Film" about the effects of the predominance of... Read more

  • 220 lost 30lbs preop appt tomorrow

    3/12/2017 2:07:32 PM, by HSARMYWF

    So tomorrow I meet with my surgeon at the military hospital here. I get my surgery date. She usually books out a month. I'm very excited to get t... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to mak... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/11/2017 5:48:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it ... Read more

  • Day 1 - Measurement Time

    3/10/2017 1:39:54 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now... Read more

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