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  • Man, It's Time to Update My Picture!

    2/25/2015 5:15:53 PM, by EBTBALD4

    It's amazing how a picture can tell so much about me. I just really looked at my profile picture and was amazed at what it told me. This picture was taken at a family New Year's Eve party, and what you don't see is my two beautiful confident cousins that were cropped out of the picture. My postur... Read more

  • I'm not perfect, but I'm OK

    2/24/2015 2:45:44 PM, by EBTBALD4

    Well, I've not stayed within all of my goals for the past 8 days, but for the most part I'm pleased with my progress. There's always room for improvement. I don't use that as an excuse, but I do want to focus on the positive part of this lifestyle rather than beating myself up over the imperfect c... Read more

  • Snow day!

    2/23/2015 2:52:53 PM, by EBTBALD4

    It's been a VERY snowy weekend, and I acted like a kid all weekend with no rules because her parents weren't home, and the only conclusion I've drawn from the experience is actually a question: Can you feel happily guilty or remorsefully happy? I've debated this question around and around in... Read more

  • It's Friday...

    2/20/2015 2:11:46 PM, by EBTBALD4

    So, I got my "#5Day" streak award today. Nice surprise but nothing really big. Been on an emotional high all week because I sort of slipped into the mindset to try to be healthier. There was no big fanfare or planning, I just went to the grocery and as I started to fill my cart, the healthy stuff... Read more

  • When's the Other Shoe Going to Drop? Not Anytime Soon!

    2/19/2015 4:34:08 PM, by EBTBALD4

    I am finding it hard to believe that I am slipping back so easily into the healthier habits that I had developed before, stuck to for such a long time, and then let slide until I eventually just ignored them. Only 72 hours in, and I have more willpower than I thought, as well as more drive and ambi... Read more

  • Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2015

    2/18/2015 4:51:54 PM, by CMCOLANTUONO

    Hi there sparkpeople, my name is Carly and I need two more people to do the tough mudder this year. My sister and I are signing up for the August 30 race day, that's a Sunday. We are both training for it, but this year they made some of the obsticles require at least 4 people to complete. So, anyon... Read more

  • Just Two Days In, And I Feel Like I'm Gaining Momentum!

    2/18/2015 1:16:47 PM, by EBTBALD4

    I guess you never know that "You've lost that lovin' feelin'" until it starts to come back and your realize just how much you missed it! I'm just three days into recommitting to taking my health choices seriously, and already I'm rediscovering the pride and happiness that comes with knowing tha... Read more

  • Should've Had a Camera!

    2/17/2015 11:33:38 AM, by EBTBALD4

    Well, I did very well until I got home to make supper; and, although I didn't stay strictly to the menu I had planned to keep me within my goal ranges, I can at least say that I didn't stray so far that I would have just said "What's the use?". I know how to do this; I know the mindset I need in or... Read more

  • The Fog is Lifting

    2/16/2015 1:24:01 PM, by EBTBALD4

    I don't want to make excuses, but this sure sounds like one. I feel like I've been in uncharted waters on my life journey since November 18, 2013. I don't know how I'm supposed to feel, act, or interact with others. I was always second-guessing whether or not my true feelings were appropriate. E... Read more

  • big snow...miserable day.

    2/15/2015 11:52:09 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    This snow is making people crazy. The neighbors on our tiny little street are getting out of control. There was a huge confrontation on our street about where to put the snow!! (plows haven't even come down our little private way for the past 2 snow falls) My kids and husband shovel the street...not... Read more

  • SAturday....well, tomorrow is another day!

    2/14/2015 11:14:26 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    I had a not so good day for what I eat. I did reach my goal in protein!! (EVERYTHING else was over.) I had Chinese food...and beer... with my daughter as we hunkered down for yet another blizzard. ahhh well. it's all good, and tomorrow is another day!... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/12/2015 10:45:51 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    Today was ok...Stayed within calories, nutritional balance was pretty good. I didn't go over on anything, and only under on a couple. I got some exercise in today too. I made all good choices. All that is good, but I had a tough day. I found myself thinking ALL DAY LONG about food. What to eat, when... Read more

  • day 5

    2/11/2015 11:14:46 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    WOW! I earned 841 sparkpoints today!!! That's amazing. I started using more of the spark people resources....reading more articles and starting spark coach. It is very motivating. (before I was mostly chatting and hanging out in my groups and collecting recipes). I started back to physical thera... Read more

  • going well...

    2/10/2015 10:40:09 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    success!! Another day not going over my calories....actually I am a bit under but I can't eat another bite!! I drank lots of water. I have also discovered Almond Milk...it is AWESOME! I'm so glad i tried it. I start physical therapy tomorrow for an ankle injury almost 2 years ago. It just hasn't ... Read more

  • another day...

    2/9/2015 10:52:56 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    Well, day 3 is under my belt. Feel pretty good. Stayed within my calories and just a little low on calcium and protein! Not bad. We are buried in snow, so I did not get out. I am a home based child care provider, so I was busy today with toddlers and pre-schoolers! Not much "official" exercise, but ... Read more

  • not too bad today...

    2/8/2015 6:36:11 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    I did ok on the eating today. I planned ahead yesterday and did a little shopping...stuck to the plan, so far. It is another snowy day here so I haven't done much, as a matter of fact I haven't even gotten out of my PJs. So food 1 exercise 0.... Read more

  • ugh....

    2/7/2015 4:09:20 PM, by SLIMCRUISER

    I am back for the support. I feel really rundown and unhealthy. My legs hurt, by feet swell by the end of every day. I often have headaches in the morning. I need to get it together. So, here I am again.... Read more

  • Grandson's future ride

    2/3/2015 6:22:21 AM, by STALEYK

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  • Terrific Tuesday

    2/3/2015 5:28:42 AM, by STALEYK

    So much has been going on. Enjoyed a wonderful holiday with family and grandchildren Started a new job with Edward Jones Financial and mother in law fell-no broken bones-but after hospital stay and caring for her 24/7 she is now in nursing home in memory unit and doing well. Trying to get back on... Read more