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  • Life is What Happens...

    3/16/2017 1:35:05 PM, by CALLIKIA

    ...when you're busy making other plans. I'm having a bit of a rough week. Teenagers, y'all! I'm supposed to get my butt to the gym tonight, and I'm doing my best to work through lunch today so I can skip out a little early and make everything happen today, but it's a busy list today! I'm... Read more

  • Day 1/7 - Week of March 13th

    3/13/2017 3:38:43 PM, by CALLIKIA

    Day One Weight this morning: 349.6 Up a little bit from last week (.4 pounds). Not exactly sure why but I am having a LOT of hip pain - so much so that it's causing me to lose sleep. I had to pull out the pain meds I never take in order to make it through the night last night and finally sl... Read more

  • Spark changes

    3/11/2017 4:53:20 PM, by ANNIEONLI

    I'm a big supporter of change. Yup...I've found that if I don't change things up...I get complacent, and in a rut, and then things don't have any oomph...and I've found my get up and go, just got up and went without me ever realizing it! So when Spark changed things up a bit a few days ago... Read more

  • Week of 3/13/17 to 3/19/17

    3/10/2017 2:55:02 PM, by CALLIKIA

    Things to Manage: Water Fitness Food Vitamins Stress Management So here's what's I've learned... this is not one size fits all and it requires balance. If I don't drink enough water, I am not as successful. If I'm not managing my stress, I'm not as successful. If I don't eat the ri... Read more

  • 35 Days and Counting

    3/7/2017 3:42:13 PM, by CALLIKIA

    I've been struggling a lot lately with goals and what I want to do from here on out. I have new people in my life who love me, but who have concerns about my life post-VSG that I have to talk through. Some of those concerns are very valid. When I was a kid, I didn't mind the dentist. I didn'... Read more

  • Tending the fire

    3/3/2017 4:43:18 PM, by ANNIEONLI

    Spring in February here on Long Island was replaced with Winter in March today...cold and biting, windy yet sunny. In my fireplace, which hasn't been used once this winter, were tons of old papers that held good intentions as kindling sometime back in December....so today, I decided to light 'e... Read more

  • No More Weight Limits!

    3/2/2017 10:05:17 AM, by CALLIKIA

    Meet Esther. Esther woke up this morning with a terrible sinus cough and congestion. Esther spent the past two days in bed, basically, fighting said sinus congestion. Esther spent the earlier part of the week arguing with her boyfriend because of her own insecurities and demons. (Said boyf... Read more

  • Defining Success

    2/24/2017 12:31:40 PM, by CALLIKIA

    Day 11/28 of Erin Stern's Elitebody 4-Week Fitness Trainer. Last night boyfriend went to the gym with me. This makes him extremely nervous, but he does it anyhow whenever we can. I even asked him, "Why are you going to the gym with me?" His response? "Because we do everything together." ... Read more

  • Slow & Steady

    2/24/2017 5:53:59 AM, by ANNIEONLI

    This time around....NSV's are like gold to me! The scale is sllooooooowly creeping down into my Mx range...and that is fine. It's not 2 pounds per week, like I'd want by far! So the NSV's are going to have to be a little bit more emphasized so I don't totally lose my mind! 100 The latest wa... Read more