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  • Small Goals

    11/15/2017 5:38:24 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    o.k. I have lollygagged (a good ole Southern term) around long enough. Time to get motivated and in high gear. I have been counting calories an... Read more

  • Heading into Winter

    10/27/2017 10:04:47 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Well, I am officially a full fledged member of the "fell off" club. But I will never, never, never, give up trying to get this weight off. My p... Read more

  • Life is like a journey on a train

    9/2/2017 11:56:12 PM, by L*I*T*A*

    Life is like a journey on a train Life is like a... Read more

  • Bundle of Nerves

    8/8/2017 8:28:28 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    This is going to be a hard week for me. Or at least these next two days. I am scheduled for my first ever colonoscopy tomorrow and I am nervous... Read more

  • Emotional Rollercoaster

    7/31/2017 11:02:42 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    I hate to call this a blog today since it's more of a rant. I apologize for it but I need to get this off my chest. Clear the air, so to speak... Read more

  • It's been a long time.

    7/24/2017 1:00:39 AM, by PJC19671

    It's been so long that I don't even know if I remember how to make a blog on SparkPeople. I remember doing them faithfully, I remember getting ... Read more

  • What is this weird feeling?

    7/21/2017 11:47:44 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    I haven't felt like this in a long time. It's hard to describe. I got up relatively early (6 am is early for me during the summer). I grabbed ... Read more

  • Too Hot to Bike?

    7/20/2017 4:27:57 PM, by RSILVERSEA

    It was too darned hot to go outside today, so I grabbed bike number 2 (my lean, blue baby) and put it on the trainer in my bedroom. Then I turne... Read more

  • Emotional Day

    7/15/2017 8:45:24 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    I'm feeling a bit depressed and frustrated. I've been trying to find a job for a little over two years now. I graduated spring of 2016 from col... Read more

  • Sciatic Nerve Pain

    7/13/2017 3:34:32 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    For the first time in my life I am having pain that is hard to deal with. Sciatic nerve pain. I started aqua therapy this week and I do believe ... Read more

  • Never Take the Advice of a Nine Year Old

    7/12/2017 1:22:11 PM, by RSILVERSEA

    I promised The Boy we would ride the canal today IF the weather cooperated. After a quick shower, the sun came out so I popped the bikes on the ... Read more

  • Vacations Don't Always Mean Losing Track

    7/4/2017 11:15:34 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    I just got back from a weekend camping trip. While I admit I didn't eat as well as I could have, I at least kept up with keeping track of it. M... Read more

  • The Sounds of...Babble?

    6/27/2017 10:41:05 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    I love to ride my bike. The sweet smells of roses and greenery. The peace and quiet. The incessant chattering of The Boy....ok, so there are so... Read more

  • Monday Morning Again :)

    6/26/2017 9:58:05 AM, by KIMOTHY77

    Well, it is time for me to get back into a healthy routine. I gave blood last week and ate some sugary foods to help with recovery. The only th... Read more

  • No Excuses for Excuses

    6/24/2017 10:01:17 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    Yesterday was the last full day of school. We had a special snack to celebrate the summer birthdays and I overindulged. I'm not thrilled but to... Read more

  • Small Steps

    6/22/2017 7:59:23 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    After adjusting my eating habits, I have decided to start adding in the exercise. I have done very well keeping track of what I have eaten. I h... Read more

  • Scale Going Down

    6/15/2017 4:24:45 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Bit by bit, little by little, the scale is creeping down. It is slow going, but it is going. I am starting to feel so much better. Now, I just... Read more

  • Seven Days Strong

    6/11/2017 7:35:01 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    After an exceedingly rough three years, I finally hit rock bottom. I gave up. I made excuses. And last week I said "Enough." I have made the ... Read more

  • Back on Track

    6/1/2017 3:32:04 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Well, I have been back on Jenny Craig for a little over a month now. I feel something I haven't felt in a long time. Hope!! Yes, what a grea... Read more

  • Staying Positive

    5/4/2017 2:09:20 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have decided to stay positive during this journey. I have been eating right for three weeks now and have lost 6 pounds. But much more, I am g... Read more

  • AGAIN!

    4/27/2017 10:58:20 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    This blog echoes a lot of blogs I read on here. Lost and gained, lost and gained. That's what happened to me of course. I look back and think ... Read more

  • Back at it

    4/8/2017 8:40:06 AM, by NJEMTGIRL1982

    After having a baby in September, my goal is to get rid of the excess baby fat I call it. With the help of Spark again, a quick jump start with ... Read more

  • Crazy week

    4/5/2017 12:02:43 PM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    We went to see my daughter in Bloomington, IN this weekend and had a really good time. When we got back we found out Monday our buyers backed ou... Read more

  • House sold

    3/30/2017 10:30:37 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    Yesterday was absolutely amazing. We put the house on the market and 25 minutes later we had a full price offer with no contingencies. So we si... Read more

  • Putting house on market

    3/29/2017 10:56:42 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    Well I have been getting a lot of exercise this last week trying to get my house ready to put on the market. Well today is the day and I hope it... Read more

  • Stupid allergies

    3/20/2017 10:09:34 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    I have many allergies and they are flaring up badly right now. I have no voice and just feel drained. I still made myself dance this weekend, b... Read more

  • One month

    3/14/2017 2:37:57 PM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    Well I have been on this journey for one month now. I have lost 16 pounds and greatly increased my step count. Last week I averaged 13000 steps... Read more

  • 208 lbs lost

    3/10/2017 6:18:26 PM, by SIDSMOM1

    I didn't realize that its been such a long time since I last posted. So currently I have lost 208lbs and almost done. I'm 154 lbs. I'm going f... Read more

  • So glad to see the sun

    3/8/2017 11:54:52 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    It is such a pretty day outside (except the wind). It is so much easier to feel motivated when the sun is shining and you can envision yourself ... Read more

  • Finally exercised

    3/6/2017 9:35:26 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    I did approximately 3 hours of dancing this weekend and a bike ride with my husband. I have been hesitant to do much because my body took a beat... Read more

  • Day 15 10 pounds down

    3/1/2017 8:12:34 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    Well I have made it two weeks. I really need to find the stamina to work out. I used to work out all the time, but it seems after I work all da... Read more

  • Still moving forward

    2/28/2017 3:00:16 PM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    I had my 14 day spark streak today. I am really trying to make new habits. It's hard sometimes watching others eating, but most of the time I j... Read more

  • It's a happy Monday

    2/27/2017 10:32:59 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    As of this morning I have lost 10 pounds since I started logging my food and increasing my exercise. I bought a bike yesterday since my husband ... Read more

  • Time for motivation

    2/24/2017 8:33:57 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    It has been a busy week, but I have managed to stay on the bandwagon. I know that it's hard for non obese people to understand that people can b... Read more

  • My son's 22nd birthday dinner

    2/21/2017 11:49:44 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    My first real challenge is this evening. My youngest turns 22 today and he wants Red Lobster for dinner. I have went through their menu and alr... Read more

  • Still trucking

    2/20/2017 12:47:42 PM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    I have gotten over the caffeine withdrawals now and I have been drinking plenty of fluids. I did quite well on my calories this weekend and feel... Read more

  • First weekend of dieting

    2/18/2017 5:26:48 PM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    Today is a day that typically I over indulge but today I am being more disciplined as my body does need or want all that junk. Mainly I stress ea... Read more

  • Winning on the third day

    2/17/2017 11:15:39 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    I am doing really well keeping my calories down and I have increased my walking. This weekend the plan is to go back to the gym. I am ready to ... Read more

  • Day 2 of the journey

    2/16/2017 11:41:29 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    Yesterday went well for me on my first day of the journey. Probably the hardest thing I am giving up it soda (well all carbonated beverages). I... Read more

  • Starting over

    2/15/2017 11:22:43 AM, by VIVIANLEE5689

    Well I have come to that time in my life where I am in a place I can make changes again. I am sorry to say over the last few years I gained all ... Read more

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