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  • Shopping

    9/13/2017 4:48:48 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I haven't been clothes shopping in at least 6 months. So I just went to the nearby salvation army and picked out tons of cute things, including 3... Read more

  • 1 Week Down

    9/12/2017 2:21:37 PM, by GILLIANMASTERS

    I did my best to follow the Wonderslim plan all week. It is not that I failed and cheated on anything, it is that I did not eat all my required ... Read more

  • Rocking it!

    9/12/2017 1:48:43 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I have been busy lately. Mostly home related stuff. I went gang busters on the place yesterday. Spent about 3 hours catching up on stuff that had... Read more

  • A visit to the orthopedist and Never Forget

    9/11/2017 7:55:56 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I got in to see the orthopedist today @ UC Davis. I'm now in a boot and more immobilized - which is okay. The air cast I was in wasn't much suppo... Read more

  • Seasons are changing

    9/8/2017 11:25:12 AM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    Two weeks ago I made the best decision ever. I went over for an interview with a temp agency and agreed to take on projects as opposed to a long... Read more

  • September

    9/7/2017 12:22:25 PM, by SOULFISH80

    So I'm at a plateau I guess. No movement in either direction. Nothing has changed with my plan.....maybe that's the problem. Probably need to sha... Read more

  • It's hard to ask for help

    9/6/2017 12:27:14 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I've always been independent to the extreme and I find it really hard to ask for help of any kind. This has brought a whole new level of complica... Read more

  • Big sigh

    9/5/2017 12:58:58 PM, by BEESHELL8

    ...because I slipped while trying to get into a kayak yesterday and fell ON MY ANKLE. I never was able to kayak and had to spend the rest of the ... Read more

  • Blogging

    9/4/2017 3:05:08 PM, by PRYTANIAS

    I'm not very good at this. Writing in a blog everyday is not something that comes natural to me. I don't usually feel like my person thoughts mea... Read more

  • Still finding my tribe!

    9/4/2017 3:02:19 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    Last week was super busy and super stressful. I have started get call backs from the tons of applications I have submitted over the last three m... Read more

  • Day 1

    9/4/2017 1:50:24 PM, by GILLIANMASTERS

    So excited to be trying something that seems to have a proven track record. Everyone at my church is doing the Medifast/Optavia plan and losing t... Read more

  • Surviving the heat

    9/4/2017 12:02:21 AM, by BEESHELL8

    Yes it's been hot in the Sacramento area. I skipped Friday's early morning bike ride as I haven't been feeling great. But yester... Read more

  • Comfort food

    9/2/2017 11:11:34 PM, by BTINCHER2001

    My last blog, three weeks ago, mentioned the voices in my head that call out for consolation via treats, usually in the afternoon. They are stil... Read more

  • Off my game

    9/1/2017 12:54:14 AM, by BEESHELL8

    Not feeling great today. Got a walk in, then got ready to go meet a friend for a pedicure and lunch. She retired recently and got a gift card to ... Read more

  • Trying something new

    8/30/2017 3:52:19 PM, by GILLIANMASTERS

    I try so hard with meal portion and my mornings and afternoons work great, but then I get home and I get stressed, and I end up snacking on thing... Read more

  • More than a month gone bye

    8/30/2017 2:15:14 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Well what a month. Both mom and dad have been in the hospital and we have had many health issues but the bottom line is both are home and doing r... Read more

  • To know or not to know?

    8/30/2017 1:12:41 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm really trying to track EVERYTHING this week. And in keeping with this, I just searched for the calories for a Leatherby's hot fudge sundae. ... Read more

  • Dodged a bullet

    8/29/2017 12:10:35 AM, by BEESHELL8

    ...I sat down today to log into spark and then pay some bills. I drink a lot of water - never a problem for me - so I had my glass nearby. And...... Read more

  • Summer Time when the living is easy ! !

    8/28/2017 11:21:13 AM, by VDALE4

    Yes, hot Summer time here is Sacramento. Yesterday it was 107 degrees so kind of a day to just take things slow and easy, They think today it wil... Read more

  • Extra exercise and I actually gained weight?

    8/27/2017 1:59:14 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    So yesterday in incredible heat (105 degrees) I biked 13 miles to and from an event. The ride there was before the heat really hit, about 95. ... Read more

  • Rest day

    8/27/2017 1:50:10 PM, by BEESHELL8

    The past few days I've been very active. Friday was an 18 mile bike ride and a 30 minute swim, yesterday did 6.2 miles (hey, a 10k!) trail hike. ... Read more

  • Brick workout - cycling and swimming

    8/25/2017 6:10:13 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I didn't plan it but ended up cycling AND swimming today. For the second week, I joined the early morning group of cyclists for a 6 a.m. ri... Read more

  • A practice Tri

    8/24/2017 12:48:23 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Yesterday evening, I participated in a practice triathlon at Beal's Point, Folsom Lake. I was a little intimidated, as this is the first time I'v... Read more

  • Bits and pieces

    8/22/2017 8:04:34 PM, by BEESHELL8

    That's what I've been doing the past few days - bits and pieces of errands and tasks. Things that I normally would take care of, I've been a proc... Read more

  • slow Sunday

    8/20/2017 5:36:52 PM, by BEESHELL8

    and that's okay. We were both tired yesterday, KT did 10 miles walking, I did a hike with friends. Leisurely breakfast and paper, then I made din... Read more

  • My favorite day, meal planning/prep day!

    8/20/2017 10:53:01 AM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    Two weeks ago I ordered a new lunch box. In Jamaica I had one that I packed before every night before bed. I planned my meals every Sunday. I... Read more

  • Swim/Bike/Hike

    8/19/2017 11:29:36 PM, by BEESHELL8

    That's been my exercise for the past 3 days. Swim on Thursday was probably 1000 meters or so - I was practicing swimming for 200-400 yards WITHOU... Read more

  • Thursday Aug 17 - when you can't think of anything creative...

    8/18/2017 12:36:42 AM, by BEESHELL8

    All week I've been getting days confused. I woke up Sunday morning, thinking it was Monday. Today I thought it was Friday... Yesterday we vo... Read more

  • Gaining focus

    8/17/2017 3:26:33 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    Today I got up and went to a job fair. Overall it was alright, there were a few places that I consider applying to that I have not already. I t... Read more

  • Twoderland!!!!!!

    8/17/2017 12:57:30 PM, by SOULFISH80

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  • Food for Comfort

    8/16/2017 5:20:15 PM, by BTINCHER2001

    Well, I put on 3 lbs during this most recent trip back to Mom's. This time was a bit different. First off, she died in hospice during the first ... Read more

  • Another step to my after.

    8/16/2017 12:32:00 AM, by BEESHELL8

    Today I did something I haven't done in a while: read outside. I guess this summer has been too warm and I've also been gone. Which reminds me th... Read more

  • Still chugging along.

    8/15/2017 8:59:35 AM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    So I am definitely in need of some changes. I need to add more cardio for certain. I also need to cut back on my going out. You would think th... Read more

  • Another new day.

    8/15/2017 12:10:12 AM, by BEESHELL8

    I know lots of you out there start over a lot and I'm in that camp. The saying that is taped to my computer is "Fall down seven times, get up eig... Read more

  • Weekend

    8/13/2017 6:02:00 PM, by SOULFISH80

    My Mom's cousin from Missouri is out visiting, so I drove out to my Mom's house yesterday to see her. It was a great visits filled with laughs an... Read more

  • Letting go to move forward!

    8/12/2017 12:38:45 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    After my counseling session last week I wrote an open letter to my parents.https://seaofcarnage.w
    letter-to-my-p... Read more

  • My new year

    8/11/2017 11:48:56 AM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions maybe because I'm not great at keeping them, like most people. I've toyed with the idea of my new year be... Read more

  • Post it!!!

    8/8/2017 12:18:52 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I've been posting every pound lost, so why stop now! I hit 300 today and I can smell twoderland!!! I absolutely can't wait to weigh myself and se... Read more

  • I can taste it!!!!

    8/7/2017 9:50:14 PM, by SOULFISH80

    2 more lbs til twoderland. I'm at 301 and that makes a 46 lb loss!!!! I love it when the scale is my friend!!! I'm so happy to finally see it con... Read more

  • Doing my best

    8/7/2017 7:02:13 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm a bit scared. I woke up really early this morning - hello jet lag - and felt depression seeping back in. My thoughts: loneliness, sadness, ex... Read more

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