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  • Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania

    5/29/2016 12:03:14 AM, by INFLATED

    Day 20 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15 minutes 66 calories burned I am so tired. I hope my blog makes sense. We tried the pool filter this morning, but it kept tripping the breaker. We tried it again tonight and it worked fine. We got up early this morning and drove to... Read more

  • Enjoy your weekend

    5/28/2016 8:59:53 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Enjoy your weekend... Read more

  • New diet

    5/27/2016 10:55:49 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Lol... Read more

  • Pool problems today.

    5/27/2016 3:42:34 PM, by INFLATED

    We hired a new company this year to help us with our 24-foot, above-ground pool. The water in it is 4 feet deep when it is filled. The first mistake was that my husband turned on the hose and stuck it in the pool to fill it. The former owners put the eye of the pool under the pool deck. Water ra... Read more

  • Just One Thing

    5/27/2016 1:39:54 PM, by QUIETDREAMER

    You may be upset about something you did yesterday or a mistake you made this morning. STOP IT! We all make mistakes. The thing you need to do is look back 2 months ago and see the progress you've made. What can you do today that you couldn't do then? What changes have you made that are so much bett... Read more

  • Have a good Friday

    5/27/2016 8:29:43 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a good Friday... Read more

  • Weekly NSV list

    5/26/2016 5:40:05 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    Decided so many things are changing, but not so much the number on the scale. I want to focus on all the cool things I have noticed already, but weekly look at what I noticed so I can see the progress I'm making other than a number on the scale. I will update this blog daily/weekly, as I see th... Read more

  • It's thundering and so am I.

    5/26/2016 5:02:07 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 19 Gardening 11 minutes 65 calories burned It only took me about 10 minutes to make a row, put the seed tape in it, water the tape and cover it with soil and mulch. I think it is supposed to rain here this evening, a chance of thunderstorms. I am angry. I saved my basil seeds from... Read more

  • Soul Searching

    5/26/2016 4:24:13 PM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Since my last blog I have done a lot of soul searching. I decided I would not go back to the IP coach until I was mentally ready. I have gained a few pounds in the short time period, but a lot of stress has had my routine out of balance. I saw the doctor yesterday and gave him a month's worth of foo... Read more

  • Lol

    5/26/2016 9:01:57 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Lol... Read more

  • A big surprise!

    5/25/2016 6:21:25 PM, by INFLATED

    My husband took his blind brother to the doctor this morning. I was waiting on Pro Pools to come by and open our pool. They called and said they were on the way and two men came and hooked up the filter, then we had to fill the pool. A man came back later in the day, added chemicals and brushed th... Read more

  • Stalled

    5/25/2016 11:46:31 AM, by MISHACHANGE

    I've only lost 6 pounds this month. I think I've plateaued. Again. But I feel like I'm complaining. I did strength training yesterday. I had a fainting spell which I have long suspected is a symptom of PCOS. Many women I've spoken to have reported the same condition. After nearly passing out fr... Read more

  • Good Morning

    5/25/2016 8:34:14 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Hope everyone has a good day... Read more

  • Things to do.

    5/25/2016 12:59:55 AM, by INFLATED

    My sister and brother-in-law have a timeshare at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland We have been invited to go there. My husband has not decided when, but it will give us another opportunity to go fishing. Our son and his fiancee's family are going to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania. We have been inv... Read more

  • 5 weeks, 17 down!

    5/24/2016 8:18:48 PM, by VODKASODA

    193lb it's hard not to feel like the scale is just wonky, but it just keeps slowly going down. I tell myself I keep these blogs for me - that if in the future, I wonder how I did it, and need to give myself advice, here it is: ditch the unnatural food. log you food. drink water. Yes, and ke... Read more

  • The Cardiac Killer

    5/24/2016 3:19:12 PM, by LILMOMMA356
    hp... Read more

  • Ask and you shall receive.

    5/23/2016 10:30:35 PM, by INFLATED

    I have joined some groups on Facebook (new to me) since hearing Dr. Westman speak about the way of eating I am following. Originally, this way of eating was called The Banting Diet. You can Google it and read about it, if you are interested. It is not some new diet that someone came up with... Read more

  • After "The Biggest Loser," Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight - The New York Times

    5/23/2016 1:04:03 PM, by -SHAWN-

    Slimmer and Hungrier "Some scientists say weight maintenance has to be treated as an issue separate from weight loss. Only when that challenge is solved, they say, can progress truly be made against obesity."
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  • IF/Keto: 6 Week Results!

    5/23/2016 12:13:28 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    When I started Intermittent Fasting on April 11th, (and then Keto a week later), I set a 6 week reminder on my calendar to do a check in and assess whether or not this was working for me. Today is that day, so I measured my inches for the first time since my start day. Before I get to that, I... Read more

  • Seeing improvement

    5/23/2016 10:12:15 AM, by BEACHTIME9

    Good News: My hard work of working out, eating healthy and keeping my calories at about 1200 seems to be paying off! I've also hit my Fitbit goal most days recently. My clothes, especially my shorts from last summer are fitting so much better. I wore a tank top that just didn't look good last... Read more

  • Tongan - Kansan Wedding, part 2

    5/23/2016 10:05:18 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Remember the wedding I went to in April? They released their video on YouTube -
    I'm posting here, so you can get a quick flavor of the wedding. They showed some of the food I had there, but really didn't focus on the more unique items that we had. It's more of a qu... Read more

  • Good Morning

    5/23/2016 9:15:20 AM, by LILMOMMA356

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  • Don't Fear The Fat - and alternative viewpoints on reversing Diabetes

    5/22/2016 9:31:48 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Wow, got a new doctor and here are the links she recommended that I view: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines - Sarah Hallberg - TEDxPurdueU
    =da1vvigy5tQ Don't Fear The Fat!
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  • LCHF (keto) menu ideas

    5/22/2016 1:26:47 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    Someone put a flag up for help on menu ideas NOT relating to eggs and I fired off so many things, I thought putting them in one place for me to look back on (and add to the list) would be a good idea! You can find some of my food pictures on my IG account "". My recipes are simp... Read more

  • Enjoy your Sunday

    5/22/2016 8:16:32 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Enjoy your Sunday... Read more

  • I got to meet Dr. Eric Westman today at the Clarion Inn in Shepherdstown, WV.

    5/21/2016 8:17:22 PM, by INFLATED

    Today, I didn't think I would get to go to this meeting. I spoke with my son on Thursday about this meeting with Dr. Westman and a group of people that are following the low carb high fat ketogenic diet in West Virginia. I would have needed to buy tickets through PayPal, but I thought my son was go... Read more

  • The Heart

    5/21/2016 3:32:19 PM, by LILMOMMA356

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  • C25k week 2

    5/21/2016 9:31:45 AM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    Week two didn't go so well.. Bad bad bad pain in my knees and ankles. So I think I'm going to continue walking and try c25k in another month or so. I'm just pushing it back, not quitting. I really loved running. And it burned a ton of calories too. I have an appointment in a few weeks for a phys... Read more

  • My legs are sore today.

    5/20/2016 10:21:11 PM, by INFLATED

    My legs are sore today from the weeding yesterday. I also scrubbed the side porch with Mean Green cleaner and water. I was trying to clean off a large grease spot from the gas grill. We used to keep the gas grill on the pool deck. Our son moved it close to the side door and everyone thought that... Read more

  • Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps

    5/20/2016 9:29:54 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    3 chicken tenders or one chicken breast; seasoned, cooked and diced 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes, diced 1/2 avocado, diced 4 slices bacon, cooked and diced 4 iceberg or romaine lettuce leaves 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 2 Tbsp sour cream 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper Prepare the Dijo... Read more

  • a year from now

    5/19/2016 11:02:16 PM, by LILMOMMA356

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  • Hubby offered to help me weed my flowerbeds.

    5/19/2016 6:57:10 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 18 Gardening 2.25 hours, 135 minutes 792 calories burned Today, I had a doctor's appointment with the podiatrist. She told me my feet looked good. She trimmed and buffed my toenails. My vitals were not good. Weight went up three lbs. 229 lbs. Blood pressure 157/73 I d... Read more

  • 4 weeks in, what's changed?

    5/19/2016 1:47:29 PM, by VODKASODA

    196lbs So... 14 pounds has changed, for starters. man, that feels so good to say. But also so scary. I've really made myself a pretty tough goal, a weight I haven't been in 10 years... but I just remember being so happy with my body back then. And I realized there's no harm in setting a big... Read more

  • Lunch

    5/19/2016 1:08:39 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    1 cup Greens 1 am can Tuna 2 Tomatos 1/4. C Feta Black olives 1T Greek dressing 1/2 Avocado yum! ... Read more

  • Clothes porn, or positive visualization?

    5/19/2016 9:52:37 AM, by SABRAMOWI

    I've had an Athleta catalogue sitting on my desk for a month, kind of shaming me because I still can't fit into Athleta clothes. So today, I attacked it with a scissor and cut out everything I want to wear when I lose the weight. I took a snapshot of the collage, and posted it here. What do you thin... Read more

  • When work is my trigger.

    5/18/2016 11:48:13 PM, by SABRAMOWI

    Well, after a long good run of self care, I hit a week of needing to do some long overdue academic work. I got into this mess being an academic, and I'm getting out of it having left the job. But three days back in to work, my movement, water, and food have taken a dive, my stress levels and hear... Read more

  • Mediterranean Salad

    5/18/2016 6:35:49 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Once in a while I have a meal that was so good and I want to remember it. Tonight i made a really good chicken/avocado salad. 1/4 cup chicken breast 1 cup mixed greens 2 Campari tomatoes sliced 4 lg black olives halved 1/2 Avocado slices 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles 1 Tbs Greek Dressing I logg... Read more

  • After 4 months, I'm taking the plunge

    5/18/2016 12:51:22 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    I have tried it before, didn't do well, so I am trying again. I have more control over my eating patterns since starting IF, and the last couple days have not logged everything since I've been feeling pretty yucky with TOM/Cold/Allergy? stuff. So I am taking the plunge. I am not going to log... Read more


    5/18/2016 11:08:38 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    6 chicken drumsticks, skin on 1 c almond meal 1/2 tsp ginger powder 1/2 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp dried sage 1/2 tsp mustard powder 1/4 tsp Chinese five spice 1/2 tsp dried basil salt + pepper to taste Put the ground almonds and all th... Read more

  • Roasted Cauliflower Nachos

    5/18/2016 10:36:32 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    1 head of cauliflower, chopped 3T olive oil 1/2 med sized onion diced 2 cloves garlic diced 1 pasilla pepper chopped (or pepper of your choice depending on how hot you want this to be) 4 sweet peppers chopped 2 Chicken Sausages Chopped (I had these leftover so I threw t... Read more

  • Body shaming is NEVER acceptable (no matter the size)

    5/17/2016 4:01:00 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    My daughters are beautiful, 20, 17 and 15. My oldest is starting to struggle with her weight, but she's living on her own and I can't control what she's eating. My 17 yo and 15 yo are thin, have the envious hour glass figure. 17 yo is 5'2 size 4 and 15 yo is 5'6 size 6. Over the last year or... Read more

  • Food Confusion...

    5/17/2016 10:25:42 AM, by BEACHTIME9

    Overview.... I've recently tried Low Carb/High Fat....seemed to make me lose weight but i feel quite unhealthy after a couple of weeks and crave a different way of eating. I went off this and ate too much sugar for a week, gained the 5 pounds I lost right back. Spent the next week on low carb (no... Read more

  • Cinnamon French Toast

    5/17/2016 8:19:05 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Ingredients 1 loaf Basic Quick Bread 2 eggs 2 Tablespoons almond milk ˝ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar free pancake syrup (I prefer Walden Farms pancake syrup with zero carbs & calories) Instructions Slice basic quick bread into slices of desired thickness. ... Read more

  • Basic Quick Bread

    5/17/2016 8:17:36 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    This basic quick bread can be enjoyed as toast for breakfast to complement eggs, to make a sandwich for lunch, or as a dinner appetizer. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons coconut oil, liquified 8 eggs (or 6 eggs plus 1 teaspoon baking powder) 2/3 cup almond flour 1/3... Read more

  • Instant Cauli Mac-N-Cheese

    5/17/2016 8:00:27 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    An instant low carb cauliflower mac and cheese recipe that is ready in less than 5 minutes. This quick cauli mac and cheese only requires 3 ingredients! Ingredients 3/4 cup frozen (or fresh with a bit of water) cauliflower florets 1 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded 1 tablespoon heavy cre... Read more

  • Some silly fishing memories.

    5/17/2016 2:47:14 AM, by INFLATED

    I went fishing with Dad and a crayfish came up out of the water on my hook. I put it into a can and would reach in to pet it. My Dad told me I was going to get pinched by it. I told Dad, he wouldn't do that because, "He was my friend!" Dad let me learn a lesson. It got my index finger and pinch... Read more

  • Dr. Eric Westman made it on to our nightly newscast.

    5/16/2016 7:54:41 PM, by INFLATED

    Dr. Westman, whose diet I am following is coming to West Virginia. There is a woman that formed a group in West Virginia for people that are carbohydrate intolerant. She has lost 75 pounds by eating to Dr. Westman's recommendations. My husband was yelling to me, "They have a story about you... Read more

  • What does food mean to you?

    5/15/2016 10:28:23 PM, by CPT.SPACEMONKEY

    For me food means a lot of different things but mainly it means comfort. Had a bad day today and I am struggling... A LOT.... Read more

  • IF/Keto: Regret tastes like chips and queso

    5/15/2016 3:54:12 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    All week last week, I had a craving for chips and queso, like they serve at this Mexican place by my office. So, I gave in on Friday. It tasted alright. And I regret it. I'm 3 pounds heavier right now, and super annoyed. I'm sure it's mostly water, and will come off easily enough, but I hate re-co... Read more

  • Oopsie Sandwich Cookies

    5/15/2016 10:20:16 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Oopsie Sandwich Cookies The cookie 3 eggs, separated 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/8 tsp cream of tartar 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 2 packets sweetener Orange zest (1/2 of an orange’s worth) Filling 5 ounces cream cheese Orange zest (1/2 of an orange’s worth) 1 Tbsp uns... Read more

  • Spiralized Zucchini Casserole

    5/15/2016 10:05:55 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Enjoy this tasty low carb spiralized zucchini casserole as a side dish for a main meal or brunch. It's got an egg base and a crunchy gluten free topping. Ingredients butter 3 medium zucchini, spiralized 3 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Cajun ... Read more

  • Week 1 c25k

    5/14/2016 8:57:06 PM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    Well week one is finished. I have to say this was a challenge. I have asthma and the first time I ran I had a tough time breathing, so I used my inhaler the second time and found I didn't like my running route. On day 3 I found a running track at a school near me, so I walked there and then ran the ... Read more

  • Our fishing trip this morning.

    5/14/2016 5:16:28 PM, by INFLATED

    None of us was very awake at 5:30 AM this morning. After breakfast, we probably left at around 9 AM. The guys decided to fish at Rocky Gap or Lake Habeeb as it is also called instead of going to The Savage River reservoir. My husband and son assured me that they would have bait there. Well, they... Read more

  • Strawberry Limeade

    5/14/2016 1:04:00 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Cold drinks are a welcome treat during hot summer days. This low carb sugar free strawberry limeade is a refreshing drink to quench thirst and cool down. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries 3/4 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 - 1 cup sweetener, to taste (I used zero carb liquid stevia)... Read more


    5/14/2016 12:19:45 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    1.5 lb. cooked chicken, cubed 1 lb. fresh broccoli, steamed and drained or frozen broccoli, thawed and drained 1/2 T. garlic powder 1 T. minced onion 1/2 T. dill 1 T. parsley 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper 1/4 cup + 2 T. bacon crumbles 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened 4 oz. sour... Read more

  • Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

    5/14/2016 12:16:13 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Interested in trying a low carb and gluten free pizza crust that even a teenager will love? This coconut flour pizza crust got thumbs up from my daughter. Ingredients 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons ground flax or almond flour or psyllium 4 large eggs 1-... Read more

  • Going to the fishing hole today, a viewing and a Memorial service next week.

    5/14/2016 12:34:55 AM, by INFLATED

    Our son is spending the night with us and we are going fishing later this morning. We are going to The Savage River Reservoir in Western Maryland. It is supposed to have a lot of trout in it, along with other species of fish. We bought our fishing licenses and I got a new fishing pole Thurs... Read more

  • What is your biggest obstacle losing weight

    5/13/2016 5:25:16 PM, by CPT.SPACEMONKEY

    Eight years ago I had issues with why I couldn't lose weight. This is a brief insight on where I was then. It's different now but its a place to start... Read more

  • Cheese Gluten Free Low Carb Bread

    5/13/2016 11:40:20 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    A low carb gluten free bread recipe that is quick and easy to make. Using a blend of cheese and alternate flours, you can have your bread and it it too. Ingredients 5 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup almond flour 1/4 cup coconut flour 3 tablespoons whe... Read more

  • Fluffy Almond Meal Pancakes

    5/13/2016 11:33:30 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    A nice fluffy gluten free pancake made from almond meal. These low carb almond meal pancakes are perfect served with butter and sugar free pancake syrup. Ingredients 2 cups almond flour 4 eggs 1/2 cup water (for puffier pancakes, you can use sparkling water) 1/4 cup oil 1 teaspoons... Read more

  • Low Carb Gluten Free Onion Bagels

    5/13/2016 11:24:22 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Ingredients 3 Tablespoons ground flax seed 2 Tablespoons coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs, separated 1 teaspoon dried minced onion Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray non-stick “donut” baking pan with oil. In small bowl, mix flax meal, coconut f... Read more

  • Stir Fry

    5/12/2016 6:44:59 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    I just made Chicken With stir fry veggies for dinner and it was so good!!!! I used to get teased by my family because I ate this meal so much. But, you know ....It's really low in calories, so good and so healthy too!!! I make rice for the family but if I eat any I keep it to a golf ball size. ... Read more

  • IF/Keto: Bitter and Venting

    5/12/2016 3:28:43 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    My 3 year old daughter is better at life than I am. 'Saying hi' to people is this child's favorite thing in life to do...whoever she passes, or even sees at a distance, she must say hi. I love that about her, because her dad and I are both pretty much introverts. We try to support her in her extro... Read more


    5/12/2016 3:12:08 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    CINNAMON BUN MINUTE MUFFIN Sweet Cinnamon Goodness, Made in a Minute Recipe by George Stella / One Minute Muffins or OMMs as they are referred to in the Low-Carb world, can be made in all ways, from savory to sweet! This sweet recipe was invented to duplicate the memorie... Read more

  • Baked Chicken Breast Recipe!

    5/12/2016 3:09:07 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Baked Chicken Breast Recipe! Ingredients 1 cup mayo (mayo...not miracle whip) ˝ cup Parmesan salt/pepper to taste ˝ tsp garlic (optional) boneless, skinless chicken (I used tenders here and always organic) Instructions mix up layer on your not overdo it or it won't bro... Read more

  • Dr. Eric Westman's diet is working!!!

    5/12/2016 12:20:42 PM, by INFLATED

    Here is a comparison: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Weight 237 lbs. Blood pressure 150/78 Pulse 100 Thursday, May 12, 2016 Weight 226 lbs. Blood pressure 120/60 No pulse, I'm dead Eleven pounds are gone! Here is yesterday's status on my page: INFLATED I hope t... Read more

  • Three Weeks In

    5/12/2016 10:19:41 AM, by VODKASODA

    5/12/16 198lbs Closer to 3.5 weeks, I suppose. I know that 10lbs in 3.5 weeks is likely a lot of water weight, but just seeing that steady decline is so uplifting. But I realize I'm also in a bubble. I work from home, and have become really motivated to keep track - weighing my fo... Read more

  • New Heart Rate Formula

    5/11/2016 3:27:51 PM, by MISHACHANGE

    I was thinking about hitting my heart rate for exercise. I had read that o should be pushing for 85% of my max ((at my age 185) which at my age would have been 155. I wasn't really getting there. I averaged 137-144. So I decided I'd double check. What I had gone by was what was on American Heart As... Read more

  • Day 2, Cardio

    5/11/2016 7:17:08 AM, by BEACHTIME9

    Last night I hopped on the treadmill for a good workout. 1st I did a preset walk that changed speed and incline, then I kept going until my Fitbit hit 10k steps. I burned a lot of calories!! Who Hoo!!! It felt good!! ... Read more

  • Dental Impressions

    5/10/2016 4:20:56 PM, by INFLATED

    I was in the waiting room and asked my husband to hand a Gideon Bible to me, so I could read the chapter we will be studying tomorrow evening. A man and his wife were sitting across from us filling out health/insurance forms, when she was called back for her dental procedure. This man asked me if ... Read more

  • Active Day!

    5/9/2016 10:57:53 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Finally, I got off my butt and worked out! I've been slacking lately. I'm not sure why!! Today I worked out for an hour. 30 min treadmill/cardio (first 10 min 4mph incline 5; next 10 minutes incline 3.5 or 4 with an incline 3.5-4; then 10 minutes at 3.5 mph incline 3.5ish. Burned 40 carbs and ... Read more

  • IF/Keto: New Scary Goal

    5/9/2016 9:34:04 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    So, my dad planned this vacay and invited me and my family to's about 12 weeks away. Just now I thought, wouldn't it be awesome if I could be 40 pounds down by that time? I'll have to average 2.25 pounds a week, so its actually a really aggressive goal, but it excites me to have a short te... Read more

  • IF/Keto - Week 4 Results

    5/9/2016 4:26:16 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    So, last week was a doozy, what with pre-shark week complications, slip ups, work week like a hurricane, and trying to work out this whole electrolyte thing. Oh, and Mercury....let's not forget Mercury's backwards ass. I could go into things like fights at home, tears, feeling like the ugliest ... Read more

  • Little Differences

    5/9/2016 2:51:34 PM, by MISHACHANGE

    I'm biking at the Y right now so I might have a ton of errors. 20 I started noticing some differences that I think are incalculable. My knee that has ached constantly for 12 years and really subsided. It's not mysterious but I'd thought it take much longer than a month to fairly vanish. I hav... Read more

  • Words Hurt.

    5/8/2016 9:49:09 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    We went and saw Mom today, and dad and sister. Of all the people I have ever known, THOSE THREE are the only people who have ever made fun of my weight, made me feel bad about my weight and made me feel bad about myself. I was "pretty" when I was losing, and never commented on (or worse, the dread... Read more

  • There were 18 or us at the party.

    5/8/2016 4:30:04 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 17 Walked 0.95 miles / 1.53 km Speed: 2.3 mph 3.7 km/h Calories Burned: 138 We decided to stop at the Giant grocery market in Frederick and we bought a $50 gift card for my sister for groceries. She and her husband are on Social Security and they always have a bunch of people a... Read more

  • Happy Mothers Day!!

    5/8/2016 12:37:34 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Happy Mother's Day (USA, officially, but Worldwide, as far as I am concerned - should be Every Day!) to everyone who has children, whether alive now, or alive in our hearts and cherished memories, adopted in love, foster, step-mom, men who have raised children, fur babies, Grandmothers, ... Read more

  • Updates blah blah blah

    5/8/2016 11:18:39 AM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    Today is Mother's Day! My daughter made me some very special things. I'm so grateful for her. On to updates. I start c25k tomorrow! I'm so excited to start running. I'm going to be updating weekly, hopefully. If I can remember. Wish me luck! Also, I'm finally back to the weight I was before my... Read more

  • Choose Joy

    5/7/2016 11:19:40 PM, by CPT.SPACEMONKEY

    Tonight I am feeling blessed. I still need to lose more weight but that will come. Right now the most important thing is peace of mind... and I finally have that. I am happy with my place in life for the first time in a long time. Tomorrow is mothers day and it brings mixed emotions. My mo... Read more

  • Going to a party today.

    5/7/2016 10:27:18 AM, by INFLATED

    My husband went to the pharmacy and when he came home, he told me that my brother-in-law had called and invited us to a 30-year celebration of my sister being free of breast cancer and also it will be a Mother's Day celebration with her family. My husband may have to pick up my son and his fut... Read more

  • Day ???

    5/7/2016 8:18:30 AM, by JOYCE2U

    Not even sure what day I'm on. Got off track a little with all that was going on with Bobby. I think I lost it with everyone when I saw how much weaker he had become this week, then he stopped eating. On Tuesday I was told he was approved for dialysis, then 1 hour later was told no, he wasn't app... Read more

  • I woke up not feeling well and I didn't make the trip.

    5/5/2016 12:08:54 PM, by INFLATED

    I prepared a salad to take on the trip last night. I watched a show about Janis Joplin and then started to watch My 600-lb. Life. I didn't finish watching the whole show, but went to bed. My left side is sore today and I awoke feeling a bit nauseous. I got out of bed and sat in the rocker re... Read more

  • Testing my limits...

    5/5/2016 9:41:49 AM, by SABRAMOWI

    Good things are happening in the long view of my Spark experience, but my recent travels pointed up some of the limitations of my incessant need to test my own limits. An important part of my health recovery journey has been the elimination of grains, sugar, and dairy. These past few days, however, ... Read more

  • I just feel happy today just because I belong to the Lord.

    5/4/2016 10:06:20 PM, by INFLATED

    Thanks to all that prayed about my sonogram. I'M PREGNANT!! No, I'm joking, I just look like I am. I went an hour early and it was a good thing I did. We went to the wrong Diagnostic Imaging place and were directed to the right one. I took a 16.9 oz. bottle of water with me to drink there so I wou... Read more

  • IF/Keto: Week 4 Slip Ups

    5/4/2016 3:23:18 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    It's confession time. (After confession time comes 'move the eff on' time, but I just need to get it out.) Last night, B wanted pizza for dinner, and I won't lie...I did, too. I briefly contemplated just eating the pizza and not worrying about keto...I've been struggling with feeling like sh*t ... Read more

  • Back to good Choices

    5/4/2016 10:01:47 AM, by BEACHTIME9

    My last status was that I didn't want to cheat myself. Well, I've been cheating myself for 2 days now! It started with a really fun family dinner out on Monday. I splurged and had a piece of pizza and a couple cookies and a piece of candy (gifts from my fam). Really, if I would have stopped ther... Read more

  • I always come back...

    5/4/2016 9:24:50 AM, by CPT.SPACEMONKEY

    It never fails that I always come back. Whether it's good times or bad times I always find myself right back where I started. Facebook, tumblr, pintrest... none of those compare to where I started... here. This year has been extremely tough. The last six months have been hell. I have watc... Read more

  • Testing my luck

    5/4/2016 12:26:14 AM, by SABRAMOWI

    A big part of my plan has been to go low-carb, high-protein, high-veg, high-fat. It's been successful. Tonight, while traveling, I tested my luck and ate two pieces of bread with butter. Consequence? four hours later, I'm steal dealing with massive bloating and cramps. Lesson: The plan w... Read more

  • Travelling today.

    5/3/2016 10:00:25 PM, by SABRAMOWI

    On the road. Even with two glasses of wine and a steak, I stayed in my calories due to walking. Another non-weight sign of progress happened today... intuitive eating. Eating healthy whole foods, stopping when full, not taking more than I needed, and feeling grateful and satiated when I was done. ... Read more

  • Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, don't I love thee!

    5/3/2016 8:11:37 PM, by INFLATED

    Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, "I don't" love thee! "Little Brown Jug" was an old song about drinking. I am talking about the jug I had to put my urine in. My Mom used to sing the chorus of Little Brown Jug as she did her chores. She would go into a sing-song mode as she worked. ... Read more

  • God is at work here.

    5/2/2016 11:19:35 PM, by INFLATED

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 Broken stuff-if you want to pray that God will make a way to get all of this stuff fixed: The evaporator on hubby's car- estimate $1,700 The horn is not working on hubby's car-happened today The new tubing to the ice maker is not here, nor is it hooked up I ... Read more

  • God is at work here.

    5/2/2016 11:12:45 PM, by INFLATED

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 Broken stuff-if you want to pray that God will make a way to get all of this stuff fixed: The evaporator on hubby's car- estimate $1,700 The horn is not working on hubby's car-happened today The new tubing to the ice maker is not here, nor is it hooked up I ... Read more

  • IF/Keto Week 3 Results/Stress

    5/2/2016 12:01:43 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    So, after 3 weeks of intermittent fasting and two weeks of keto eating....I'm down 10 pounds or so...which is awesome! I don't think I've ever lost weight so quickly without exercising in my life. But...there's always a but. This last week, I've been sort of struggling to fix what I believe t... Read more

  • Finding What Works for ME

    5/2/2016 10:47:52 AM, by BEACHTIME9

    The past two weeks I have been very focused. I have been eating low carb, high fat, moderate protein for two weeks now. No Sugar! The first week, I saw a 5# loss which was so encouraging. I know this isn't a normal weight loss, but I had been on a plateau for a couple weeks so I feel it was ok... Read more

  • Keeping it rolling off

    5/1/2016 9:23:33 PM, by SABRAMOWI

    May started with my first weigh in, and the plan is working. I trust my plan, I have faith in it, and I am developing good whole food adaptations. When cooking fails happen, I get discouraged due to the loss of time, money, and food. And I'm usually hungry when it happens! I'm really regretting the... Read more

  • I can't believe it. 9 lbs in 1 month!

    4/30/2016 11:17:38 PM, by SABRAMOWI

    I've been doing this for a month, and have carefully avoided anything involving the word "scale" since going 80% paleo, switching to five-finger shoes to improve my posture, and trying to address stress. Today, I finally got the courage to go into a CVS and buy a cheap scale, and I learned that even... Read more

  • I had to throw out my urine for the lab tests.

    4/30/2016 8:15:20 AM, by INFLATED

    I am supposed to do a 24-hour urine collection and take it to the lab. I started it at 6:32 AM yesterday and finished it this morning at 6:32 AM, then I showered and dressed to get ready to go to the lab. I was looking at the lab slip when I noticed another paper of instructions for the urine... Read more

  • Today's inspiration.

    4/29/2016 8:57:43 PM, by SABRAMOWI

    "If you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down. "... Read more

  • An appointment was scheduled today for a sonogram of my kidneys.

    4/29/2016 5:28:38 PM, by INFLATED

    Diagnostic Imaging called me today and scheduled a sonogram on my kidneys for Wednesday. I am to drink 16 ounces of fluid one hour before the sonogram. I plan, be the Lord Willing, to drink it at their facility instead of riding in the car with a full bladder. Years ago, I had an umbilical he... Read more

  • Food Budget keeps going down

    4/29/2016 2:59:33 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    We do low carb, so most people think high protein, lots of meat, lots of other "bad for you" stuff. It was a tough transition for my brain. Add butter or oil to everything? Eat cheese, salt? Really? But it seems to work. My husband's Blood sugar went from the highest fasting of 160 to the othe... Read more