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  • Cheating tzatziki

    9/24/2016 11:22:30 AM, by FATCAT2FITCAT

    Instead of squeezing out the water from grated, peeled and seeded cucumber, and using strained yoghurt, I added chia seeds to soak up the liquid ... Read more

  • Starting Over

    9/4/2016 4:11:05 PM, by QU33N_KAY

    Sometimes you just have to start over. I have been messing up. Not to mention I had surgery Friday and my appetite has be blah. This week is real... Read more

  • Inspiration

    8/24/2016 7:38:13 PM, by MICHIGAN28

    Two years ago to the month (August 2014) I was in a bad state physically. I was considered obese at 175 pounds (This number was probably a littl... Read more

  • Walking

    8/11/2016 1:13:07 PM, by RANAF222

    A picture from my walk today. I feel truly blessed to ... Read more

  • Measurements

    8/6/2016 10:59:39 AM, by RANAF222

    I went to one of the Houses here in Rio for the Olympics and they had a weight measurement to check if people are healthy or not. They also check... Read more

  • No longer considered obese

    7/27/2016 9:03:09 AM, by RANAF222

    Wow! So many things have happened this year. But today I needed to have this written down. It has been a slow process, but persisted and tod... Read more

  • Exercise Videos

    6/25/2016 6:20:43 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Bridge Your Core http://www.sparkpeople.tv/vi
    deo.asp?id=358 Cardio Sculpt: Floor Work http://www.sparkpeople.tv/vi
    deo.asp?id=262... Read more

  • Exercise Tracker at Kent

    6/25/2016 5:00:50 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    6/20 - 34 lap swim 6/23 - walk w/ shane 6/24 - 35? lap swim (1 hour!) 6/25 - walked 3-4 miles. 12 laps around what I'm assuming is a qua... Read more

  • Progress?

    6/20/2016 6:39:39 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Well, it took me forever to get my act into shape, but I'm finally moving. I swam over a mile (34 laps) in the pool a couple days ago, which is w... Read more

  • Day 19: Food from a friend

    6/20/2016 2:08:27 AM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    My roommate had a birthday party, and gave me some of her birthday cake. I could have said no, but I knew I had the calories... so I had a bit. I... Read more

  • Day 11: The first cheat.

    6/11/2016 4:29:34 PM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    So, I had my first cheat moment for the dairy/meat-free thing: I accidentally used some bread crumbs with dairy. I think I can live with that mis... Read more

  • Day 6: Successful food!

    6/7/2016 10:48:37 AM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    I ended up throwing out some leftovers. I do feel a bit bad about the waste, but it's really given me more motivation to make food that works as ... Read more

  • Day 5: Learning to Cook?

    6/5/2016 10:47:37 PM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    Despite going out to eat with friends/roommates a few times, I've managed to really stick to both my calorie plan and my lack of dairy and meat p... Read more

  • Day 2, Dairy and Meat Free

    6/2/2016 4:16:43 PM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    The past few days have been really good-- I went out to eat with friends this morning, and managed to find some dairy-free options. I should have... Read more

  • There and Back Again

    5/31/2016 1:07:53 AM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    This weekend was really wonderful (Happy Memorial Day to those in the U.S.!) I went to my hometown, and spent time with my family. I was doing RE... Read more

  • On the way home

    5/28/2016 9:00:36 AM, by CATHERINEXYZ

    I am at Mexico City airport waiting for a flight to Vallarta. Spent a great few days with my family in the UK. I am looking forward to getting ho... Read more

  • Routine and Not

    5/23/2016 11:46:34 PM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    Today was a good day. I didn't eat well per se, but I ate leftovers that needed to be eaten in restricted portions (stayed below my calorie goal)... Read more

  • Beginning Again

    5/22/2016 2:21:49 PM, by SHETHEVALKYRIE

    Today marks the beginning of summer for me. It technically started a few days ago, but I was getting over a cold. And really, it doesn't fee... Read more

  • Priority: Me

    5/11/2016 11:51:58 AM, by SASCHMO

    I joined Sparkpeople on a morning whim. I didn't really think about what I was doing when I signed up, just entered my information to create acc... Read more

  • End of Week Two

    5/7/2016 3:19:18 PM, by THEWOMBAT

    So here we are, two weeks down. I'm so glad I am keeping this blog going. I was thinking this morning I was three weeks into this diet change, an... Read more

  • [016] I literally can't do this.

    5/4/2016 2:43:56 PM, by NYCDREAMIN

    This diet is weird. The first two days were ok- grains and fruit, mainly- but today JUST protein and vegetables? I couldn't do it. I couldn't hav... Read more

  • [015] FMD Day one.

    5/2/2016 10:51:37 AM, by NYCDREAMIN

    My gym membership card finally came in the mail on Saturday. Will be going tonight after I get home and eat dinner. I'm a little scared because i... Read more

  • One Week Down

    4/30/2016 2:21:55 PM, by THEWOMBAT

    I made it through the first week of watching what I eat while stressed. I had a lot of support from my roommate who is dieting as well. I almost ... Read more

  • [014] Fast Metabolism Diet

    4/28/2016 12:05:02 PM, by NYCDREAMIN

    Yes, I'm going on another diet. But this one is much healthier. It incorporates exercise. No drugs/shots. I decided to immediately st... Read more

  • [013] My favorites.

    4/27/2016 12:22:17 PM, by NYCDREAMIN

    I just felt like posting this to make myself smile. I... Read more

  • [012] It was a scam.

    4/27/2016 11:25:07 AM, by NYCDREAMIN

    Most of you are here because you're committed to losing weight the right way - dietary changes and exercise. I was like you at one point, too. I'... Read more

  • Why not today?

    4/23/2016 1:44:59 PM, by THEWOMBAT

    So because I should be working on papers at the moment, I figured I should update the blog I have ignored for almost a year. That makes sense rig... Read more

  • 6th Try -- The Final Straw

    4/18/2016 2:12:19 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Well, I guess I didn't take the 5th try very seriously. So, to recap, I was 216.0 on 10/7/15. That was about as close to progress as I've co... Read more

  • [011] After 14 days it becomes a habit, right?

    4/13/2016 9:56:03 AM, by NYCDREAMIN

    I'm on day 13 of my Diet Doc program but only day 11 of the 700 calorie diet. I gotta say it has gotten a LOT easier. Do I still crave suga... Read more

  • 5th Try?

    4/10/2016 12:38:25 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    On 10/7/15, I was at 216.0. Now on 4/9/16, I'm at 242.06 lbs. Not good. New Highest Weight Stats: Age: 33 Weight (lbs): 242.6 ... Read more

  • [010] I thought I had written about my new diet here. I apologize.

    4/8/2016 10:13:49 AM, by NYCDREAMIN

    So, I can't use most of Spark's features right now. This might get some backlash, but it's my body, I"m doing it my way, and I'm seeing results. ... Read more

  • Slowing down and Speeding up

    3/29/2016 11:49:57 AM, by SNOWKC

    I'm still at it! My lifting progress has really slowed down, but I feel like my fat loss progress may be speeding up. Last week, we had kin... Read more

  • #33: Year 2016 so far

    3/17/2016 11:57:13 AM, by TRIPTOTOP

    It will soon be Spring, the last stretch before the finish line with the race award being my PhD degree. The program has taken five years and it ... Read more

  • 12 Weeks of Stronglifts 5x5

    3/15/2016 6:26:39 PM, by SNOWKC

    As of this week, I have been following the Stronglifts 5x5 program for 12 weeks. I do 3 heavy lifting workouts every week. I did relatively lit... Read more

  • | 010 | Yay, Tenderloins tickets!

    3/14/2016 11:00:13 AM, by NYCDREAMIN

    How did I do yesterday? Goals I accomplished: - drank cleanse/had small breakfast - Lane Bryant, bought 5 pairs of pants for $122 (!) - g... Read more

  • | 009 | Cleanse Day 1.

    3/13/2016 11:30:14 AM, by NYCDREAMIN

    I bought the 5 day cleanse from GNC which came in the mail yesterday. I'm supposed to take these four pill supplements with food and drink this s... Read more

  • | 008 | I'm going to lose my job.

    3/10/2016 2:42:20 PM, by NYCDREAMIN

    Full time job, full time online grad school, heaviest I've ever been. Incredible amounts of stress. This job has always been temporary but it has... Read more

  • | 007 | At least my draft is done.

    3/7/2016 10:59:33 AM, by NYCDREAMIN

    I'm hoping for a less stressful week. This morning I went and opened some things I bought at the grocery store, splitting them up into plast... Read more

  • Goals 2016

    3/6/2016 8:57:47 PM, by JENRAQTAY87

    I don't even know where to start, other than this is like the millionth time I have had to start over and I come back worse and worse each time! ... Read more

  • | 006 |

    3/6/2016 5:03:42 PM, by NYCDREAMIN

    Didn't want to wreck my streak, so here's an update. But I am trying to finish this paper and I am majorly struggling, just like I knew I would. ... Read more

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