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  • Don't laugh!

    9/29/2014 4:25:42 PM, by VEG954

    Have been reading about protein shakes today and decided to have one for lunch. Combined a high protein low calorie shake mix, 12 ounces of cold 30 calorie almond milk, Then this where everything went wrong! I added 2 TBS coconut oil! I gagged on a large, solid chunk of coconut oil! Will ... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    9/28/2014 8:33:45 PM, by VEG954

    Today was a great day! I finished cleaning this morning. The book group was today and lunch was fantastic. Everyone brings something to the group. I ignored the foods that would go straight to the hips and belly. The good thing is that they weren't calling to me. Guess I am shi... Read more

  • I need to get a grip and fast

    9/28/2014 8:43:21 AM, by HONEYBEEZ2014

    So at my last weigh in I lost a pound and a half, which was expected because my eating and workouts were off for that month. So since I'm 12lbs from my 200lbs goal I want to lose it by Novembers weigh in. I have begun walking and I love it. I needed a change in my workout routine because I was ge... Read more

  • Acceptance

    9/27/2014 12:10:04 PM, by VEG954

    I will accept things I cannot change. Made a decision not to worry about the status of my car. Haven't eaten broccoli since December 2013 after a reaction to it. Decided to try it for dinner last night. Won't eat it ever again. Had an attack of IBS this morning. I am not a handy per... Read more

  • The waiting game

    9/26/2014 6:08:51 PM, by VEG954

    I was run off the road a week ago Wednesday and my car still isn't ready. It won't be ready until the end of next week. Frustrating! Am scheduled for surgery Friday morning. This is cutting it pretty close. I will not let this interfere with my serenity. I will not binge because of fru... Read more

  • I got batteries... for my scale

    9/26/2014 1:24:02 PM, by DIETROCKSTAR

    Now I need to put them in. I was on my treadmill last night watching a true crime show when they were interviewing a victim's family member. She was a bit overweight. Probably like I was when I started out. I was thinking how she must just have whatever she wants to eat and drink, like I did ba... Read more

  • English is One Strange Language.

    9/26/2014 4:18:33 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    This came via email from a place called Baba Mail It is so funny, I just had to share.... Original author is unknown.... English is One Strange Language... English is the easiest language to learn, mostly because it doesn't make use of male/female for everything, like other languages... Read more

  • Ugh...

    9/25/2014 12:47:19 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    I had been cigarette free for three days. My husband called me from work and says our day just got interesting. A detective from the police department called him and wanted my number. Apparently a guy I dated years ago is being accused of child abuse and the detective wants to ask me questions ... Read more

  • Weigh in Wednesday and Day 2 of the diet that shall not be named

    9/24/2014 12:13:12 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    Today is WiW! -2.6 down, not bad 14 total this month Today is day 2 of the diet that shall not be named. I wrote a blog about it last night but decided not to post it, I enjoy it and it makes me feel amazing (plus it works wonders) but I am really afraid of being judged lol. I don't... Read more

  • Again

    9/23/2014 9:03:38 PM, by VEG954

    Found out today the minor surgery I had a few weeks ago has to be done again in about 10 days. The doctor explained to me that this happens sometimes. Not anyone's mistake. Just has to be done. I have promised myself to practice acceptance and will go with the flow. It is not the end of the... Read more

  • TMI Post.. TOM and overeating

    9/23/2014 8:01:37 AM, by ASHENDREAMER

    So, my littlest little one will be 7 months old in 2 day and we stopped breastfeeding about 5 weeks ago and the lovely TOM (time of the month) showed up this morning. I knew it was bound to happen sometime soon but if it could have waited until after weigh in (Wednesday) that would have been awesom... Read more


    9/23/2014 1:02:19 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    My sister forwarded the following to me. It is so funny, I thught you might get a kick out of it as well.... I don't know who originally compiled this list..... WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter... Read more

  • Yesterday was exhausting but productive.

    9/22/2014 1:14:24 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    I have not really blogged about this before, but have mentioned it on a couple of threads, about the infestation of bed bugs in my apartment building. Actually, it is not just in this building but everywhere in the city of Edmonton...... The landlord sent an exterminator into the building to t... Read more

  • Banting Mania...

    9/21/2014 4:25:11 PM, by MARLOE

    Banting has become quite the word in South Africa what with Prof Tim Noakes' new book The Real Meal Revolution. Jonno Proudfoot and David Grier have put together some tasty recipes and the Prof has given some great science facts behind this Revolution. Once upon a long time ago in the 70s, Dr R... Read more

  • Another good day

    9/20/2014 7:51:16 PM, by VEG954

    Not much going on today. I did two massages and used coconut oil since I ran out of massage cream. My clients loved it. It will be my go to oil from now on. Have been learning about it since December. Had a real treat this afternoon. A facial and it was fantastic! Feel so pamper... Read more

  • BLC 26 GOALS!!!

    9/19/2014 12:56:29 PM, by JDUBLANKO


  • Good morning Sparkers!

    9/19/2014 10:17:25 AM, by VEG954

    Today is a new one to enjoy! Had a great night's sleep and my day is going quite well! I have a friend coming over any minute. We are going to Delray Beach, FL to help a friend who is moving into not only a new city but also her dream home. Her partner is in a wheelchair so most of th... Read more

  • Day after accident

    9/18/2014 3:32:06 PM, by VEG954

    Stress can really mess me up! Slept well last night. Still woke up tired. Had to food shop, get a police report and a few other errands. At 3:30 pm I am done. Will rest now and go to a meeting tonite. I can start my day over anytime I choose to. I am doing that right now. Thanks fo... Read more

  • Crazy day

    9/17/2014 10:53:08 PM, by VEG954

    I was on my way to the doctors office to have bandages changed. Things were going quite well. A car cut in front of me way too close. I swerved my car toward the median to avoid getting hit. This driver was driving about 90 miles an hour. My car was damaged and had to be towed. I was b... Read more

  • What Would Our Pets Write In Their Diary?

    9/17/2014 2:08:36 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Dog vs. Cat: The Diaries We all know there are major differences between dogs and cats, but it was only after we found their secret diaries that we really understood how deep a difference it is... The Dog's Diary 8:00 am: Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am: A car ride! My favorite... Read more

  • Had a good day

    9/16/2014 10:28:55 PM, by VEG954

    Worked this morning and, as always, enjoyed it. Got my hair cut really short and had it touched up. Went to a meeting. Had a friend over just to chat. All in all it was a really good day. Hope SPers had great days as well.... Read more

  • A Tiny Yoyo!

    9/16/2014 4:17:17 AM, by KARSTASAURUS

    Life is busy at the moment and the last two months have been pretty hectic and it's taken a toll on my journey - but not as much of a toll as it would have been in the past! Keep positive! Last week I had an audition for a musical and while I did end up getting a part it's certainly not the rol... Read more

  • Crashed this afternoon

    9/14/2014 9:03:50 PM, by VEG954

    Awakened early today feeling great. Went to a meeting and realized it was way too much activity for today. Had to lie down and rest this afternoon. Think I over did it today. Will pack it in early tonite and look forward to a better day tomorrow. Goodnite Sparkers... Read more

  • Another Great Day

    9/13/2014 9:04:42 PM, by VEG954

    Feeling much better today. The pain from yesterday has turned into an ache. I can handle that. Even did a little light exercise today. Can't do much bending or lift more than 5 pounds for 2 weeks. I can do that... Just grateful for friends that have supported me thru the tough times. L... Read more

  • Time to get a plan....

    9/13/2014 4:01:52 PM, by DIETROCKSTAR

    I have gained a few pounds and I have not made any progress in a year. Which isn't all bad. I gained 3 pounds and lost 80. But I have 30 more to go! I need to make a plan. Medifast? Or Keto? Should I start exercising? Time to get a plan together!!... Read more

  • Glad Yesterday is Over!

    9/12/2014 8:30:05 PM, by VEG954

    Had minor surgery yesterday. Had no idea I would be awake for it. Yes it was painful and a 30 minute procedure took over two hours. Took a long nap when I got home and awakened with way too much pain. Had to go to the ER for a pain shot. Had to wait until I was given IV fluids. Blood ... Read more

  • Thoughts

    9/11/2014 11:58:39 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

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    9/10/2014 9:44:38 PM, by HONEYBEEZ2014

    Today my job had a bake sale to raise money for the united way organization. Usually I would have purchased these wonderful chocolate truffles. They are one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life. So of course I greeted everyone, checked out the baked goods and left. While sitting at my d... Read more

  • 3 AM???

    9/10/2014 7:40:08 PM, by VEG954

    That is a bit too early to start my day. I was having an allergy attack and itching like crazy. Took a cold shower, slathered prescription cream all over and finally took an allergy pill. It took a couple of hours to get some relief but I did. Since I was awake already decided to go to th... Read more

  • Progress

    9/9/2014 2:30:38 PM, by VEG954

    I finally got clearance from my doctor for surgery! Will have the minor surgery Thursday morning. Just drinking liquids today and tomorrow to prepare for it., My back up plan is to have some cream cheese those two days if I get really hungry. Can hardly wait to get this over! I wa... Read more

  • High Energy

    9/8/2014 6:25:49 PM, by VEG954

    Thought I would be kind of tired after such a busy day yesterday. Not! Had left over coffee from last night's get together. Heated it up and added the sugar free creamer to it as a special treat. Have been going strong all day again! Worked this morning and then: Did some more clean... Read more

  • Weight

    9/7/2014 3:48:07 PM, by VEG954

    Got on the scale as usual this morning and was in for a big surprise. Started this journey two years ago at 219 pounds. I couldn't walk, just waddle! I was disgusted with how I felt and looked. That was when my journey began. Yes, there we... Read more

  • Allergy attack

    9/6/2014 6:42:13 PM, by VEG954

    Woke up this morning in a great mood. That lasted for about an hour and then started itching. Tried the topical stuff with no success. The allergy pills really knock me out and don't like to take them. Finally gave in and took one. Have been sleeping off and on all day. The good thing is... Read more

  • The nutrition wars again

    9/6/2014 1:06:07 PM, by BRIANLIEBERTH

    I see this week another study tells us that low carb high fat diets can be as good as or better than traditional low fat diets. Since I personally eat low carb that is good news to get the news out there. My problem with all this is that the people that report on these things always present it... Read more

  • What have I done {rant}

    9/6/2014 10:22:37 AM, by SARIANEC

    A friend has lost a family member at a young age. Its sad. It is believed to be heart related and has her and many others evaluating the reasons for getting healthy and what to do about 'the family". This is something I think about often I am not preaching to anyone about their way of eatin... Read more

  • Survived a Busy Day

    9/5/2014 10:28:37 PM, by VEG954

    Yesterday I was complaining about today being a busy day. What did I learn? It doesn't pay to obsess about a to do list. Accomplished most of the errands. I will get the rest done on Monday. Looking forward to enjoying the weekend, catching up on some reading and getting some much neede... Read more

  • September 2014

    9/5/2014 6:35:04 PM, by ROBNDOM

    9/5 Well September is finally here. I promised I would be in better health by my 50th birthday. I am well on my way. This low carb, high fat journey is working extremely well for me and my nemesis diabetes. Down 14 lbs and blood sugars are down from an A1C of 8.2 to approximately 5.6 since 6/28... Read more

  • Just Another Day

    9/4/2014 11:02:45 PM, by VEG954

    Had a friend over for tea this morning. we had a nice visit. Decided to dig into the paperwork. Started to resolve insurance problem and got bogged down with more paperwork. Will need to pick up an engineer's document tomorrow and send it to the insurance company. This will cost another $... Read more

  • Update Sep 4th, 2014

    9/4/2014 8:20:47 PM, by MADLYINLOVE

    What a ride this year has been! I've just returned home from an appointment with the Chief of Rheumatology at the hospital. And I've now got the double thumbs-up on my current plan for treatment for what ails me. I had to step back from a good deal earlier this year when, shortly after a big mo... Read more

  • Waiting Game

    9/3/2014 10:47:15 PM, by VEG954

    Went for lab work today. 8 vials! Should know the kidney disease results by Monday. That means I am playing the waiting game. Don't play that game well. I want answers now. Doesn't everybody? Supposed to limit fluids to six 8 ounce cups daily. Didn't do well and had 8 cups. Gue... Read more

  • Reality (maybe)

    9/2/2014 10:38:13 PM, by VEG954

    Worked this morning and, as always, enjoyed it tons! Saw the Nephrologist this afternoon. He spent over 2 hours with me and asked tons of questions. Have to go for extensive lab work. My sodium levels have been getting steadily lower. Have been in the hospital a few times for treatme... Read more

  • Nothing is *really* off topic when your topic is creating a beautiful life

    9/2/2014 3:05:48 PM, by REYAFAE

    Here is the actual blog post with the whole table of contents thing - all linked to my instagram.
    why-not-do-a-30-day-challenge/ This came across my Facebook newsf... Read more

  • Walked at the mall!

    9/1/2014 7:31:52 PM, by VEG954

    Way too warm to walk outside today so I went to the mall to walk. All I wanted to do is simply walk in the mall... Not spend any $$$. That didn't last very long! First and only store I hit was Macy's. 75% off got me. I really did need a few things. Bargaining with myself. The last t... Read more

  • Update

    9/1/2014 5:13:18 PM, by MISHAMW

    It's been one month, since I last posted a blog, and things sure have changed. My mom finally became a regular at the Post Office and now get two days off, Sunday and Monday. Which means my "ME" time is reduced to one day. This as led my depression to get worse. My knee still hurts, an... Read more

  • Nice Time

    8/31/2014 9:01:23 PM, by VEG954

    I have a lot of friends who love to celebrate birthdays/anniversaries by getting together and eating. We met for breakfast today at a greasy spoon. I go for the bonding and friendship. Not the food. I prefer not to eat out since I have no idea about additives and hidden calories/carbs. Ha... Read more