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  • Jesus is my Valentine

    2/13/2016 3:44:23 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I have a husband who is technically my Valentine, but today I feel like I need to give Jesus His proper place on a candy heart. I stopped ignoring Jesus almost 12 years ago. It was a gradual progression, but suddenly there we were, in a relationship. But even before I accepted Him, He was the... Read more

  • Consistency - I Love This Word!

    2/10/2016 11:02:03 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    Things have been going well for me lately. I modified my methods last fall, and it's working. I'm still losing weight sloooooowly because my body frequently likes to be a 2-year old child throwing a temper tantrum. But because my goals are now centered on being attainable instead of ways to tortu... Read more

  • Busy as a Bee

    2/9/2016 8:41:30 PM, by AKFRYE

    So it's already almost 9 PM... the time I'm supposed to start winding down. But I'm waiting on dinner to finish cooking. It's really frustrating because I'm so tired from today and just want a minute of leisure, but everything seems to be happening at once. My feet ache and I'm sooo hungry. It t... Read more

  • Preparing for Lent

    2/9/2016 9:45:36 AM, by CFODEL

    Time for a confession -- it's been ages since I've been to church. God and I talk alot, but not in "his house". However, one of my proudest moments in recent years was giving up soda permanently for Lent in 2012. It was absolutely one of the best things I have ever done for myself. In that light... Read more

  • Miracle Mile DVD 3

    2/8/2016 8:18:02 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    Still loving it! Just you and Leslie. Moderate pace. 47 minutes
    -miles.html Mile 1 - warmup, cardio, boost, band. Standing ab work. Mile 2 - cardio, band, boost. Leg work. Mile 3 - cardio, boost, band, cool down.... Read more

  • Miracle Miles DVD 5

    2/7/2016 9:53:59 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I realize that I'm reviewing these out of order, but the weekend is the only time I have to do longer workouts. This one has Leslie and the gang with some fun variations on her standard moves. The pace is fast for the first four miles. The last mile is a little slower, but still a good workout (a... Read more

  • Miracle Miles Review - DVDs 1 & 2

    2/6/2016 11:31:57 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I'm finally getting around to doing these workouts. For those that are unfamiliar with the program, Leslie Sansone put together a program that includes 5 DVDs (can also be downloaded), a Miracle Miles band, and other accompanying information. More info can be found here: Read more

  • February is a Flop and Other Dramatic Statements

    2/5/2016 1:07:55 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I haven't been able to exercise properly because of this cold. I'm rounding out four weeks and am only maybe 50% back to normal. I've assumed several times that I might be dying (dramatic statement #2, in case you're counting). I'm pretty certain I'll never be well enough to do the new Miracle Mi... Read more

  • Owning my Actions

    2/5/2016 8:37:58 AM, by CFODEL

    Well. After a very positive doctor's appointment and bloodwork earlier in the week, I was feeling pretty confident. I had dropped my A1C from 11.7 to 8.9 in just 6 weeks. We ate out last night (it's a recurring theme at our house) and we split an appetizer. I didn't look it up ahead of time. Wo... Read more

  • changing my workouts

    2/4/2016 12:17:54 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    I love hiking and walking outdoors, and yet I know I need to mix it up. So, at the physical therapist's suggestion I started water jogging in deep water - no impact. It's ok. But boring. I really have to discipline myself to stay focused and working hard. The hot tub soak at the end is my reward. ;... Read more

  • Hillsong Lyrics

    2/3/2016 8:42:34 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I had trouble with the link I posted in my last blog, so if you weren't able to view it, here are the lyrics: "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith w... Read more

  • We Don't Have to do "This" Alone

    2/3/2016 12:35:20 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I've had a horrible cold for 4 long weeks. I got to the point of feeling sorry for myself. Almost every status update or blog post was to remind everyone how I am sick. Me, me, me - pay attention to me! Yesterday, I happened upon a Facebook post of a lady who goes to my church. She's in her ea... Read more

  • Doctor Visit

    2/3/2016 9:11:18 AM, by CFODEL

    I had my next follow-up with my physician today from my December hospitalization. Overall, it was a really good one. My BP was 113/71. My weight is holding at about 20 lbs down from December. We did labwork (CBC, CMP, A1C) which I should have in a few days. I have to go get my pneumonia shot, I... Read more

  • Wedding Weekend in Alabama

    2/1/2016 3:49:40 PM, by VORE55

    Glad I survived the wedding weekend in Alabama with only a one pound weight gain. Back on track today.... Read more

  • Wedding Weekend in Alabama

    2/1/2016 3:49:39 PM, by VORE55

    Glad I survived the wedding weekend in Alabama with only a one pound weight gain. Back on track today.... Read more

  • A New Month

    2/1/2016 3:30:32 PM, by CFODEL

    How can it be February already? How can it be almost 60 degrees? I am still muddling along with my CPAP. The machine/mask isn't bothering me, but I am still taking 1-2 hours each and every night to fall asleep. That has gotten REALLY old. I am also trying to sleep in the bed rather than the... Read more

  • Leslie Sansone vs. Jessica Smith

    1/28/2016 8:41:56 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I've been a die-hard Leslie fan for years. She is my main form of exercise and I adore her. Her moves are easy enough for people like me who trip over nothing and I get a good workout. Today on my SP main page, there was a 30 minute Jessica Smith video that I mostly watched. She seems very s... Read more

  • January is almost over!

    1/27/2016 2:25:28 PM, by VORE55

    I haven't blogged for a few days just forgot about it actually. I have been doing great on my weight loss goals - slow and steady but so excited that I have almost made it a whole month without a soda. My last one was Dec. 31st and I always drank at least one a day. I do feel better but I have also ... Read more

  • CPAP Thoughts after a week

    1/27/2016 12:50:24 PM, by CFODEL

    Overall, I can tell it is helping my sleep. I am no longer dry-nosed, and my mask doesn't phase me. I slept in the recliner for the first five nights. The next two I was in the bed, and didn't sleep as well, but I think it has nothing to do with the CPAP. My legs start to ache, my shoulder muscl... Read more

  • Sick, Well, It Doesn't Matter

    1/27/2016 8:17:43 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I'm going to stop calling it, because apparently I'm going to have this cold forever, despite thinking I was getting better. My coworker had it for 2 months. Sigh... I hope you all have a wonderful day! I'll be at my desk hacking and working on my attitude.... Read more

  • I Think I Like Exercise Now? What?!

    1/25/2016 10:55:57 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I'm feeling kinda awesome today. Partly because I'm almost back to 100% after being sick for two weeks. The other part is because I'm finally excited about exercise. Despite my weight struggles, I've had fairly consistent exercise habits for years. The only glitch was I hated every second of it ... Read more

  • On the Upswing

    1/24/2016 10:59:27 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I think I may officially be done with my cold. I've been able to exercise more without it wiping me out. Here's to a better week up ahead!... Read more

  • Finally!

    1/21/2016 7:45:20 PM, by VORE55

    Scale showed I was down 2.2 pounds from Monday and a total of almost 4 pounds since I got my new scale a week ago. While I still have a long ways to go I am happy to be making some progress. My biggest change was giving up soda - haven't had any in 2016, and I used to have just one a day but it was ... Read more

  • Day 2 of the CPAP

    1/21/2016 8:03:37 AM, by CFODEL

    I was tired yesterday, so I actually went up to lay down about 6:45 pm. I tried a few times with no luck falling asleep - I simply couldn't get comfortable. I decided to move the machine back down to the recliner. I still had some issues, including leg pain/discomfort, so I took two ibuprofen and... Read more

  • I'm inspired - "Fake it until you become it!"

    1/20/2016 1:43:04 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    I just watched a TED talk by Amy Cudding, "fake it until you become it," and wanted to share it with my Spark Friends. It was so inspiring. While not directly related to weight loss, it is about being powerful in your own life. Here's the link:
    uddy_your_body_langua... Read more

  • My night as a jet pilot

    1/20/2016 7:47:08 AM, by CFODEL

    Well, that's what one of my friend's says she looks like with her CPAP mask. I picked mine up yesterday afternoon. I had one probably 15 years ago, and all I can say is WOW, technology has improved. I have control over the humidity, the temperature of the air as well as several other factors. It... Read more

  • New Day

    1/19/2016 1:42:45 PM, by VORE55

    Feeling better today - it's still freezing and I still haven't lost any weight but I accomplished alot so far. Got up and went to Yoga - nice stretching workout this morning. Came back and cleaned all 4 bathrooms and entire kitchen. Had lunch and got ready. This afternoon I have a manicure scheduled... Read more

  • Monday Blahs

    1/18/2016 10:02:06 AM, by VORE55

    Not feeling so great - it's cold here and I haven't lost any weight. It's so frustrating!... Read more

  • I Hate Being Sick

    1/18/2016 10:00:56 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I thought I was getting better, but not so much. Achy, runny nose, and now a delightful cough that keeps me up at night. Woo! I've probably been pushing myself too hard. I don't like to stop and rest. I have too much to do and my list doesn't have room for pushing fluids and sleeping...although... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/16/2016 11:52:25 AM, by VORE55

    Went to Yoga today, even though I was tired from little sleep the night before. Getting ready to head out to the Beach for a nice long walk even though it's a little chilly - I'll bundle up some. Hope everyone has a good day.... Read more

  • First Blog Post

    1/15/2016 12:24:48 PM, by VORE55

    Today it is raining so I slept in and won't get to do my beach walk so I guess it's back to the boring treadmill today. I got my Fitbit scale today so hopefully that will make keeping track of my weight easy.... Read more