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  • 212

    1/13/2017 7:03:23 AM, by VANILLAMAMA

    This number is haunting me. I've been this weight since the 1st. I have been swimming a half hr to a 45 mins a few days a week. I get my steps i... Read more

  • I woke up more or less refreshed this morning

    1/12/2017 10:28:03 AM, by AHTRAP

    And that despite only getting about 5 hours of sleep after I went to bed at night. That was, of course, supplemented by the 2+ hour nap I took im... Read more

  • Change of shade, change of attitude?

    1/9/2017 9:36:02 PM, by AHTRAP

    Hey, how come camera phone software doesn't come with "negative image" filters any more? Saw the pic of me with that filter, it made me chuckle, ... Read more

  • Trip challenge

    1/5/2017 10:21:52 PM, by CRAFTSNUT

    We'll be heading to a tropical country for over a month soon. A place with great varieties of tasty food. The con of this is that I will not be... Read more

  • New Year's Gifts

    1/4/2017 10:41:50 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    Instead of making resolutions I'm giving myself gifts as 2017 goes along. -The gift of being present in my own life and more reading time b... Read more

  • New Year's diet...not at all what you think.

    1/4/2017 10:35:39 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I'm a diet this year, it's a gift to myself and I am enjoying it...I don't expect to lose weight from this diet though, at least not physical wei... Read more

  • Congrats, you survived 2016

    1/1/2017 10:03:25 PM, by AHTRAP

    Aka, Happy New Year. I don't make resolutions. So here I am, making a resolution: I will begin 2018 weighing less than the gargantuan 216.4 ... Read more

  • New year, new attitude

    12/31/2016 12:22:00 PM, by VANILLAMAMA

    So I got the gastric sleeve on 11/14/2016. I feel good. I have only had a few bad days since the surgery. I also weaned off of pain killers ear... Read more

  • Top ten favorite albums?

    12/23/2016 1:25:37 PM, by AHTRAP

    Someone asked that question on fb, and i saw it at about 5 am and came up with this list. The top 5 haven't changed in ages, and I'm not sure if ... Read more

  • Practicing self control.

    12/20/2016 2:42:29 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I got to practice some self control today. I was reading somewhere that the more you don't give into temptation the better. I went to the store t... Read more

  • Some things I learned from a book.

    12/19/2016 11:25:51 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    This book was somewhat about habits of thin people and things you could do to help yourself naturally lose weight. Some of the habits: ... Read more

  • 12/11/2016

    12/11/2016 7:01:05 PM, by CRAFTSNUT

    With the kids being away on Friday night until Saturday afternoon/evening, my husband and I ate out at restaurants at each meal. Friday's d... Read more

  • So far, so good

    12/8/2016 2:09:22 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I caught a cold at the end of November that actually helped me with my December goals. It sort of reset my appetite and let me reflect a little o... Read more

  • Just Another Tuesday

    12/6/2016 10:09:06 AM, by HYATTI1

    Boy is time flying by these days. Here we are here the first Tuesday in December and I am not sure how we got here so fast. I remember a time ... Read more

  • Why weight?

    11/29/2016 1:52:21 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    My parents didn't do the clean plate thing and in fact I was quite thin until puberty but somewhere along the line I decided I hated to waste foo... Read more

  • 213.2

    11/28/2016 9:32:51 AM, by AHTRAP

    went to do a sleep test on Saturday night. Figured there was little chance of sleeping, what with being keyed up after the Michigan Ohio State ga... Read more

  • Why wait for January?

    11/27/2016 12:22:20 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    December goals! -75%+ within in range days. -138lbs end of December GW. I'm ready to erase my summer/stress eating gain finally. -wor... Read more

  • On the other hand

    11/16/2016 11:56:47 AM, by AHTRAP

    (If you're like me, that title would have made you think of Fiddler on the Roof) Having a longer contract is nice, but the hour commute in e... Read more

  • 10 days, suggestions?

    11/3/2016 9:54:56 PM, by VANILLAMAMA

    10 days until my surgery. I am three days into my pre-op liquid protein diet. All is well I have found a few things I really like. Premiere prot... Read more

  • Strength

    10/30/2016 8:06:46 AM, by VANILLAMAMA

    Today I need strength to get through this rough patch. Some days you feel on top of the world like no one or nothing can stop the permagrin on yo... Read more

  • 20 days

    10/25/2016 7:29:49 AM, by VANILLAMAMA

    Hello dearest readers! I now have twenty days until surgery. Today is my presurgical class. I'm a little nervous to start the liquid stage of m... Read more

  • Class Workouts vs Solo Workouts

    10/22/2016 9:36:34 AM, by GRAMMICHELLE

    Just a few of my own thoughts, no studies are statistics here. Solo exercise can be working out at home, or in a gym doing your own thing. ... Read more

  • The YoYo Effect

    10/20/2016 9:07:30 AM, by GRAMMICHELLE

    All through my weight loss journey I have struggled with the yo yo effect and plateaus. I started strong and lost the first 15 lbs in 1 month, a... Read more

  • The flight of stairs

    10/17/2016 10:07:29 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    Every morning when I come in to work I take a flight of stairs to the second floor, this morning it occurred to me that the steps are fairly shal... Read more

  • Spark Goodies

    10/14/2016 10:25:34 AM, by GRAMMICHELLE

    So every now and then I like to reflect on parts of Spark People that inspire me, Spark Goodies is a small but significant benefit. Anyone can ... Read more

  • H pylori infection

    10/13/2016 8:04:19 AM, by VANILLAMAMA

    Wednesday I found out my EGD biopsy came back positive for H pylori. It causes stomach problems. I never thought I had a issue just cramps once i... Read more

  • Climbed a staircase while chatting with a United States Senator

    10/11/2016 12:16:11 AM, by AHTRAP

    Went to a election campaign event Monday night, held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, featuring a trio of US Senators, Debbie Sta... Read more

  • Gastric sleeve

    10/8/2016 10:11:00 AM, by VANILLAMAMA

    Good morning ladies and gents. I wanted to update you on my progress. As of Monday I decided to have a gastric sleeve done. My surgery date is se... Read more

  • 210.2

    10/2/2016 10:45:24 PM, by AHTRAP

    Been a few weeks since I've thrown a weight on here. I've actually seesawed a bit the last three weeks. The first of those weeks, starting a new ... Read more

  • Saying Goodbye

    10/1/2016 5:44:46 PM, by ATHENADRUID

    It seems that I have very bad luck when it comes to social media websites, especially Facebook. In the years that I have been on Facebook, I have... Read more

  • I hate paying the fat tax

    10/1/2016 1:42:40 PM, by AHTRAP

    You know, the one where you go to a fantastic concert, and you're thinking you'd like to buy a t-shirt, something you don't do too often at shows... Read more

  • Happy October!!!

    10/1/2016 11:29:56 AM, by GRAMMICHELLE

    I love the first day of the month. I get to start over and set new goals with a clean slate. I get to look back at the last month and see what ... Read more

  • Putting Myself Out There

    9/27/2016 10:09:38 AM, by GRAMMICHELLE

    I'm telling you, I want to be positive all the time. I want to feel good all the time. I know that my attitude is a choice and I have control of... Read more

  • Words

    9/22/2016 9:29:36 AM, by GRAMMICHELLE

    So the word of the day is.... Diet noun 1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. "a vegetarian die... Read more

  • Fall Challenge 2016

    9/11/2016 6:16:37 PM, by LIZMORGAN

    I'm doing this challenge because I don't want to wait until my new year resolution to get back on track. I've tried losing weight and getting int... Read more

  • Guidelines for my Life

    9/11/2016 4:38:17 PM, by GRAMMICHELLE

    So many people want to know how I have lost 44 lbs this year. What is the secret? What am I doing? I tell them I'm working hard, harder than an... Read more

  • 214.2, a jog in the wrong direction

    9/6/2016 2:56:50 AM, by AHTRAP

    Yeah, but I'm taking the weight after dinner (or I was, when I started scribbling this entry hours and hours ago), and stuff, and things have con... Read more

  • Yule

    9/4/2016 3:41:09 PM, by ATHENADRUID

    Yule is celebrated on the shortest day of the year, Midwinter Solstice, and it is also the darkest day of the year. Yule is a celebration of the ... Read more

  • video blog Video Blog
    Yesterday and Today

    9/1/2016 9:48:08 PM, by ATHENADRUID

    This video is yesterday and today combined into one video!... Read more

  • Samhain

    8/30/2016 9:09:47 PM, by ATHENADRUID

    Halloween. Sly does it. Tiptoe catspaws. Slide and creep. But why? What for? How? Who? When! Where did it all begin? 'You don't know, do yo... Read more

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