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  • So far, so good!

    5/6/2015 10:03:24 AM, by KRISTEN_SAYS

    It has been about three weeks since my last blog post. I am still going strong. The junk food is still in my house and I have not touched any of it - cookies, chips, cupcakes cookie cake, Reese's, M&Ms, etc. I don't feel tempted at all, and it feels awesome! I'm still struggling with portion control... Read more

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    5/6/2015 6:56:56 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I've decided to change my blog entries just with the date I post like some other people I know do. It makes it easier for me and I do not have to come up with titles anymore! I've been really frustrated. I have been too busy to work out and do my 20 minutes of exercise on my recumbent bike. ... Read more

  • Pepacton Ride

    5/3/2015 10:09:34 PM, by DDOORN

    Just a quickie...late, bed's a-callin'! :-) For a 34 mile ride, we had a rough last half as we crossed over the northern edge of the Pepacton Reservoir with a lot more climbing than we bargained for. After only a little way in to the northern edge our bike club president caught up with me to sa... Read more

  • Kids will be kids!

    5/3/2015 8:51:14 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I might have finally found someone to come with Megan and me to her T-ball game. Had an okay weekend with the kids until we went out with my dad. I guess kids can only be good for so long! They started acting up in I-HOP and my dad got up and walked out. I got the kids to start behaving ag... Read more

  • Coming Around With a Little "Witchcraft"

    5/2/2015 9:59:39 PM, by DDOORN

    Quickie blog today, thanking you all for your support and to let you know today's ride was a good step in the right direction: Perfect weather, great company, some old bike club friends I hadn't seen in a while and a little help from my internal "radio" which dialed up, of all songs, a nice lai... Read more

  • Yeah Baby I am 182!

    5/1/2015 6:38:37 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    This morning when I did my weigh-in I can finally report a loss! I am down to 182. I am beyond thrilled after 3 weeks at the same weight. Woo hoo!... Read more

  • Update!

    4/30/2015 8:57:59 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    My mom has diverticulitis. I read what it says on here SparkPeople about a high fiber diet and drinking water and fluids. She seems to think there is a controversy about the fiber. Whatever I don't think so. The only problem is they never gave her antibiotics even when she got out of the hospita... Read more

  • Surviving Transformative Times: Good Enough

    4/30/2015 3:28:38 PM, by DDOORN

    I recently came across a blog that "spoke" to me: The “good enough” workout
    -workout/ The author was referencing the "winter slump" in his physical activity and trying to get back on track with his workouts. He said "Whe... Read more

  • Upset!

    4/28/2015 4:55:38 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I tried to start a blog earlier today but just could not do it. I was originally going to title it Extremely Upset but decided to tone it down a little to just Upset. My daughter has a softball game on May 2nd which is during the time I am supposed to have her and in the court order it says ... Read more

  • I DID IT!! :)

    4/28/2015 3:17:50 PM, by KAH0988

    I officially accomplished my first 5k! And it was FUN! Recap of the day: My body decided it would be fun to wake up at 5:30 because it was just soooo excited - and instead of trying to sleep again I got up and got ready for the day. Grabbed the trash bags to sit on after being colorful, h... Read more

  • Lab Week is not Healthy

    4/25/2015 9:43:35 AM, by DINGALLSTOO

    I've worked in the same job for 42 years now. In mid April we celebrate lab week and at the hospital we do that with food. Monday was breakfast pizza and there was enough left for lunch....why did I keep grazing? Tuesday I was off, I did much better, but didn't track. Wednesday was make your ow... Read more

  • Book Club is online!

    4/24/2015 7:26:41 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    The book club I was talking about yesterday is online. The book the lady picked is called The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman. It looks interesting. I work tomorrow so if I get out early I can pick up the book at the library otherwise I will hav... Read more

  • Busy!

    4/23/2015 8:16:45 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    My mom was released from the hospital yesterday and I missed a day of work because of all of that. My boss was understanding thank goodness. My mom is getting a colonoscopy on Wednesday and I have to drive her home from it and hopefully my brother can take her to it. I have my weigh in tomorr... Read more

  • Limitations are hard

    4/22/2015 2:18:39 PM, by RAINBOWFALLS

    I have put off blogging because I'm feeling a bit out of sorts. Work has been very stressful and I have had some setbacks on my Yearly goal. Every month this year I was adding more exercise. All went well until my strength training exercises caused reoccurring shoulder pain and a pulled muscle. I th... Read more

  • Colitis!

    4/21/2015 10:16:19 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    My mom woke me up at 2 am last night and I had to call 911. She was nauseous and having bloody diarrhea. The diagnosis is now colitis. She has to stay in the emergency room and there are no beds. I have to get her a puzzle book. My brother is with her now but I have to relieve him around noon. ... Read more

  • Fixed!

    4/20/2015 7:47:35 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Had a better day today then over the weekend. I got my 8 glasses of water in and I had a great trip to Walmart buying a water bottle for work so I don't have to buy those bottles of water anymore. They would make me broke and it's not very good for the environment. My mom and I had a major ... Read more

  • Lots of Problems!

    4/19/2015 6:28:56 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Not a good day yesterday with my mom and the kids. She was criticizing my driving and we got in a huge fight in the car and at the YMCA. She made me so angry! I cursed her out when we got there but she had pushed me to the brink. She also keeps threatening that she will not do the weekends with ... Read more

  • 9 days until the Color Run!!

    4/17/2015 10:34:50 PM, by KAH0988

    364 = 9 days!! Ahh! My first 5K is so close!! I'm so excited for it. As most of you know I have been on my journey since this past January and this was my first athletic goal. I have to say that - in my own opinion - I am not as ready as I thought I would be when I began this journey. But ... Read more

  • Started but did not finish!

    4/17/2015 10:28:32 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I started to make a blog last night but didn't finish because I talked to my mom just about general stuff for an hour or so. I had an appointment yesterday with my psychiatrist which I was starting to blog about yesterday. I told her all about what happened with my daughter's social worker a... Read more

  • Long time no see!

    4/16/2015 10:03:51 PM, by KRISTEN_SAYS

    Hello, SparkPeople! So, here's a rundown of what has happened in the last 34875938475 years since I've been active on SparkPeople. 2014 = weight gain. Beginning of 2015 = more weight gain. I joined Weight Watchers this past fall. I signed up for a 6-week session where my mom works an... Read more

  • Resistance finished - good book!

    4/15/2015 8:17:58 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I finished the book Resistance by Jessie Close last night and thought it was excellent for adults. Here is the link to it on amazon and I posted a link to my facebook about it last night.
    1_2?s=books... Read more

  • Reading a Good Book!

    4/13/2015 6:42:59 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I got caught up in a good book and not much is going on so I didn't have anything to share yesterday. I am finishing my book on seasonal depression and have 1 chapter left and an epilogue. I started and am already over half way done Resilience by Jessie Close (Glenn Close's sister who has bipolar ... Read more

  • Having an okay Saturday!

    4/11/2015 3:02:34 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I have decided to read the Spark Solution. I bought it a long time ago and just realized that I never fully read it. I checked into the recipes in the book but was not impressed. I want to look more at the recipes on the site for that to see if there is anything. I am looking for a casserole/pas... Read more

  • Hit 185.4 and Overweight!

    4/10/2015 7:08:05 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I am now a lb smaller! Yay! Also when I do the BMI calculator for 5 feet 6 inches it says I am overweight instead of obese! However, I am not sure if I am 5 feet 6 inches or 5 feet 5 inches. If I am the latter I am still obese but I have a feeling I am the taller height although I am not sure. ... Read more

  • Been a rough day!

    4/9/2015 6:30:02 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    My cat is hardly letting me blog; practically laying on the keyboard! And she's purring! UGH! I do keep petting her though. She got up because she saw me play with my cell phone. Don't know what that's about but it is almost time for me to call the children tonight. I met with Michelle... Read more

  • Wednesday Evening Blog!

    4/8/2015 8:44:46 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    We had a thunderstorm tonight and it snowed on Easter. Love the spring weather! 246 Did not do so well on fiber today and did not put in my 20 minutes of exercise on my bike as I had planned either. I did eat within my calories today though which I did not do on Sunday or yesterday. You h... Read more

  • ALL of Me!

    4/8/2015 12:48:16 PM, by DDOORN

    Continuing my efforts to move toward a kinder, gentler, more accepting attitude toward myself, especially my body I was inspired to "hear" a love song from a different perspective. John Legend's "All Of Me"...such a wonderfully romantic song! But check out the chorus: "'Cause all of me L... Read more

  • The Washer has lived!

    4/8/2015 6:54:53 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    The washer is not broken. We may need a plumber though to fix a clogged drain or something because apparently there were 2 problems last night. The washer needed to be stopped and the clothes adjusted so it could spin and apparently there is a problem with a drain and we may need a plumber to come... Read more

  • I messed up big time!

    4/7/2015 9:36:02 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I feel so awful. I was supposed to be helping my mom with the wash. I think I killed her washer. I was reading in the living room when it was running and I heard horrible noises but I didn't know why and if they were coming from the washer. They were! So I go down when I thought it was done and... Read more

  • Love Me Song!

    4/6/2015 9:52:14 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Another day where I went non-stop. I guess that is good. I usually start my day in the car on my way to work listening to this song which is Love Me by Katy Perry.
    h?v=so2h0C6cWA0 Just copy and paste the link. Basically since I am divorced I kn... Read more

  • Raves and Faves

    4/6/2015 5:44:33 PM, by TINASWEEP

    The tattoo is done! There's still touch-ups next week, but it's pretty much done! I've found a third day of the week and time to get to the gym each week. Still going strong and working to counteract the effects of sitting and working all day with habitual cardio. Also, this tumblr i... Read more