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  • Day #12

    10/21/2016 9:04:02 PM, by TALNUNEM1

    Still in Ketosis and doing great! I am down 7 lbs so far! Yay!!!! I am so happy! I am feeling great!... Read more

  • TGIF!

    10/21/2016 6:57:18 AM, by EVILCECIL

    That time of the week again! Have a great weekend! 386... Read more

  • Not giving up!!

    10/20/2016 12:45:45 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    I'm still working on my running with the c25k app!!! Chipping away... slowly getting better. Last night I did wk 5 day 2, just as it said to do except after I jogged the 2nd 5 minute time, I kept jogging through the 5 min cool down and then did my cool down. So that means I jogged for 10 minutes s... Read more

  • Best day of the week!

    10/20/2016 7:29:57 AM, by EVILCECIL

    With the weekend dead-ahead and bulk of the week behind you - I love Thursdays! Have a great Thursday everyone! 386... Read more

  • Day #10

    10/19/2016 9:28:12 PM, by TALNUNEM1

    My macros are good. I am in ketosis. My calories were really high today, though, but I feel really energetic and happy! I am doing it! No exercise tonight. I am starting to feel like I can stay on track now. I had to make it through this part of the beginning without too bad of a mess up. I want to ... Read more

  • Week 1 review

    10/19/2016 10:10:15 AM, by TME292

    It never fails. I am determined. I am prepared. I have done my shopping and meal planning for the next few days, then it happens... I get sick. Head cold. Fever. Sinuses. I only want my mother's chicken soup and Italian Ice. I stay in bed for 2 days. Illness passes (mostly), and I ... Read more

  • slow loser but happy #lowcarb,#keto

    10/19/2016 9:44:57 AM, by LILI59

    Well, 30 days here and lost just 3 pounds... I guess it will take time. But I'm happy because I made good friends here and I'm feeling good. My #ketosticks are show a light pink color. Headaches are gone and I don't suffer from food-chocolate-sweet cravings any longer! That's a HUGE FOR ME because I... Read more

  • Wed Weigh-In 10/19

    10/19/2016 7:42:45 AM, by EVILCECIL

    200.0 lbs : -0.8 for the week and +1.8 overall 41... Read more

  • Happy Hump Day.

    10/19/2016 7:16:14 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Let's get over the 'hump' of the week and make this a great day! 386... Read more

  • Updates :)

    10/18/2016 1:37:20 PM, by SANA0825

    Been on a roller coaster the past few months. Since my last update I have gained and dropped 10 lbs. I am currently back in control of my meals and workouts WOOHOO! Meal prepping, working out, signed up for two 5k's that I am working towards running. Slowly but surely I am becoming more fit. My... Read more

  • Day # 9

    10/18/2016 7:39:14 AM, by TALNUNEM1

    My Macros are perfect today. It takes so long to get them that way every morning. It's frustrating sometimes. i feel good this morning, though.... Read more

  • Evil Thoughts #5 - your children

    10/18/2016 7:39:07 AM, by EVILCECIL

    I have two children both in their early twenties. I'm having trouble walking the line between wanting to help and letting them 'do it themselves'. Both are bright and motivated but when I see them making some of the mistakes I did - I want to intervene and spare them. I know I need to offer the ad... Read more

  • Aches and Pains.

    10/17/2016 11:48:39 PM, by INFLATED

    I haven't been feeling my best. I think whatever it was is over now. For several days, I had a pain in my right side about waist level. I have to admit, I was afraid that it was my kidney. It has gone away. IBS did not stop with the colonoscopy and it seems to be subsiding too. S... Read more

  • Definition of Insanity

    10/17/2016 1:52:18 PM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    For 3 weeks I have avoided the scale. I have had a hard time looking in the mirror. I have followed low carb for a couple of days then eaten sweets, chips and drank wine. Omg I do not even like chips.. but my husband brought them home. After a lot of negative self talk I made myself st... Read more

  • Day #8

    10/17/2016 7:45:26 AM, by TALNUNEM1

    I have only lost 1.4 pounds. However, I left the 190s' and went into the 180s'. So, that's good. My macros look good for the day. This week, I am not leaving ketosis. Ok, So, I did good today. I walked after work and didn't feel like it at all, but I did it anyway! I also stayed within the mac... Read more

  • Taking this week head on...

    10/17/2016 7:32:56 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope you have a great week. 386... Read more

  • Yay Sunday

    10/16/2016 5:59:33 PM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a great day!... Read more

  • Be gone Patricia. My inner saboteur.

    10/16/2016 5:47:59 PM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    Years ago I wrote about Patricia. She is my inner saboteur. No matter how much forward progress I make she shows her head and my weight loss stops. Ok. Patricia is the school bully that taunted me from a young age. She said horrible things about me at a girl scout camping trip that were so mean ... Read more

  • Thank you! #ketodiet #lowcarb #highfat

    10/15/2016 10:04:08 PM, by LILI59

    To all of you who gave me tips regarding my headaches! It's true, saltwater helps!!! I was so surprised! Here's an article explaining the science behind it;
    /low-carb/side-effects... Read more

  • 1000 day log in streak!!

    10/15/2016 8:58:46 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Keep pushing!! 30 386... Read more

  • A baker on a diet. :(

    10/14/2016 1:22:38 PM, by LILI59

    First cake I made since I started the Keto diet. It was not that difficult. But I need my husband to try samples at times just to make sure it's good. I'm not a professional baker, but I sell my cakes to raise funds for the community and spiritual center I belong. I love doing it and I don't ... Read more

  • Ready for another weekend.

    10/14/2016 7:36:02 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hoping to get in a couple of long workouts in that I can't do during the week. Have a great weekend and keep pushing!! 386... Read more

  • Day #5

    10/13/2016 9:14:34 PM, by TALNUNEM1

    My calories are pretty high today but my macros look great. I didn't eat any vegetables today. So, that part is not so good. I also didn't exercise, but I had a good excuse. I had to cover group for a co-worker this evening, and it was a late one. I feel good. I should be in ketosis by Sunday. It us... Read more

  • A change

    10/13/2016 7:43:27 PM, by METROKITTY

    I don't think Keto's working out for me, even though I increased the fats a bunch. Today I felt kind of dizzy so I checked my blood pressure, thinking it might be low due to Keto. Wrong. It was sky-high. What a freak-out! Did a lot of googling and realize that I may just not have enough po... Read more

  • Running shoes to work boots

    10/13/2016 4:17:45 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    These past few days, I've traded in my running shoes for work boots!! I have not been jogging in 5 days now, but I've tackled my landscaping!! Digging, filling the yard cart, hauling it to empty it, splitting plants, replanting, raking the dirt and wood chips. Man it's a lot of work!! My landscapin... Read more

  • Two weeks in

    10/13/2016 10:03:13 AM, by CECE0330

    I hate this journey. I hate thinking about my weight 24/7. I hate feeling like i'm forever attempting to reach (re-reach) and maintain. I hate having to think about every little thing I eat. I hate the extensive planning it takes to eat healthy. I hate that my grocery bill has climbed up (holy... Read more

  • Ready to redouble efforts

    10/13/2016 7:13:44 AM, by EVILCECIL

    After two weeks of gains and yo-yo'ing around the same weight for months, I need to up my game and get to losing. Good luck to everyone on achieving your goals. 386... Read more


    10/12/2016 2:57:01 PM, by WAXMANJACK

    On July 9th of this year just three months ago, my A1C level was 7.8 and my weight was 307 lbs. I changed to this lifestyle ten days later on July 19th. Today I made my doctor and nurse ecstatic. My new weight is 254 lbs and my A1C level was 5.4. -- That's 53 pounds and 2.4 point drop on my A1C in l... Read more

  • How I went from Signed On to Signed Off!

    10/12/2016 2:03:50 PM, by METROKITTY

    It all happened yesterday. Here I was totally following these massive instructions given to me by the MetSet (dietician supervised) program. Struggling with them, but 95% following them. The big struggle was: 1) hunger; 2) their very complicated albeit delicious recipes; 3) super time-consuming ... Read more

  • Day #3

    10/12/2016 7:58:39 AM, by TALNUNEM1

    I messed up in the middle of the night and ate trail mix, peanut butter and a protein bar. My macros are way off, and I won't be getting into ketosis tomorrow. I have to make a plan for my thinking in the middle of the night when I want to get up and eat. It may be Sunday before I reach ketosis. I a... Read more

  • Wed Weigh-In 10/12

    10/12/2016 7:33:32 AM, by EVILCECIL

    200.8 lbs : 0 for the week and +2.6 overall 386... Read more

  • Day # 2...

    10/11/2016 9:00:37 PM, by TALNUNEM1

    Ok, so, I went over on the calories today, but my macros look great, and I stayed well under the 20 carbs today. I went to the Y after work and lifted weights. I didn't go overboard with it only 8 machines today - 3 sets of 12 each at around 40 lbs. So that is good because I talked myself out of doi... Read more

  • Always feeling defeated

    10/11/2016 4:05:49 PM, by TME292

    Yesterday I was trying on clothes, and as I sat down to pull on a pair of pants, I looked in the mirror across from me. I was absolutely disgusted with the person staring back at me. I didn't recognize myself. When had I lost so much control? or is it that I just stopped caring? Remember ... Read more

  • Make today count...

    10/11/2016 7:28:49 AM, by EVILCECIL

    This will be your only shot at it! 386... Read more

  • Monday Night.

    10/10/2016 10:07:23 PM, by TALNUNEM1

    I made it through the day one. It was a good day, and I feel hopeful. I exercised- took a walk in the park. However, it is starting to get darker earlier now in Indiana. So, I have to start going to the YMCA. I hate to see summer go, but the fall is always beautiful here. I am ready to do this thin... Read more

  • Sugar Coated

    10/10/2016 5:28:02 PM, by LILI59

    Just watched this documentary! I strongly recommend it! Available on Netflix. It shows how we have been brain washed by the Sugar industry for more than 30 years. #lowsugar,#lowcarb,#ket
    o,... Read more

  • Day 3 of Weight Loss Phase

    10/10/2016 2:06:41 PM, by METROKITTY

    Well, if I lose 2 lbs per week, I might be where I want to be in June, 2017 I figured. The instructions I got said older people like me may only lose 1 lb per week. I am only on Day 3 and I have already lost 5 lbs. That is because I did a lot to lose weight in the 9 days leading to the start dat... Read more

  • Today is a good day....

    10/10/2016 1:34:11 PM, by TALNUNEM1 begin. I have been inspired by a woman on Youtube called Suzanne who has been doing the keto diet. I will add a link for anyone who would like to listen to her. She has given my heart new energy.
    l/UCzZwYmKzjd38pHanRwbpy_A I really needed it. So, I have g... Read more

  • exercise reevaluation

    10/10/2016 10:05:04 AM, by SIMCYN

    I joined WJR&G this challenge because I wanted to concentrate on exercise since my eating habits were pretty decent. Therefore, I got myself a Fibit this Challenge. I enjoy hiking and walking, so I thought it was the direction to go. We are into our 3rd week... so I have been concentrating on get... Read more

  • Sparkpeople are the BEST!!

    10/10/2016 8:31:40 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Thanks to so many of you for your kind wishes. Yesterday was tough but there were more laughs than tears and I got to say my goodbyes. You all are the best. Thanks. Have a great Monday. Keep the Spark going.... Read more

  • Tough Sunday

    10/9/2016 7:55:26 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Scattering Mom's ashes this morning and going to a memorial for my best friend that I lost this afternoon. Going to try to make this a day filled with good memories but it's going to be tough. Remember to reach out and connect with your friends and family regularly - you never know... Ho... Read more

  • Out of my slump!

    10/8/2016 3:17:48 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    I got in a little slump this past week. That hasn't happened in a while but it did. I need to remember to count my blessings as there are many!! I'm feeling good I'm sleeping good I'm able to jog and have been! I'm healthy and so is my family! I'm able to pay my bills My parents and sibs are do... Read more

  • Preparation Phase was "intense"

    10/8/2016 1:48:26 PM, by METROKITTY

    My Metabolic Reset and Weight Program is in 4 Phases. Phase 1 is Preparation and the written directions I received said it was "Intense" with no details given about what that meant. When I read it I thought that maybe people with food addiction issues or emotional issues that were wound up in eati... Read more

  • Yay it's Saturday!

    10/8/2016 8:32:56 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a great weekend. I know I'm planning on it! 386... Read more

  • Ready for a weekend!

    10/7/2016 7:27:29 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Saying TGIF to everyone. Have a great weekend. 386... Read more

  • "Sugar, sugar ... you're so evil..." and Low Fat just as bad...

    10/6/2016 10:48:23 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just seeing more links!!!
    d-low-fat-diets/ I can barely remember as a kid eating whole milk...creams... butter.... Read more

  • Evil Thoughts #4 - Happiness and productivity

    10/6/2016 7:43:58 AM, by EVILCECIL

    I've always thought if I'm productive - I'll be happy but I'm pretty sure I've got it backward. I watched a TED talk on this topic and it was inspirational. If you are happy you'll be more productive. I'm working on seeing the world in a more positive light - to help my outlook to be happier. ... Read more

  • Colonoscopy Wednesday morning.

    10/6/2016 2:21:41 AM, by INFLATED

    I was up all night Tuesday into Wednesday morning. My prep went like this: 2 PM: Drink a bottle of citrate of magnesia 6 PM: Mix two pouches of powder with lukewarm water and drink down to each line on the container in 15 minutes. Drink 16 ounces of water when finished. Midnight: Mix ... Read more

  • staycation

    10/5/2016 10:19:25 AM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    My quick trip to visit relatives has been canceled. So my intentions are to have some fun at home for a few days since I already have the time off. I am planning on getting my hair done. Going to a party. Having a few work outs. My eating has been out of control. That does not mean I am eat... Read more

  • Wed Weigh-In 10/5

    10/5/2016 7:38:28 AM, by EVILCECIL

    200.8 lbs : + 1.2 for the week and +2.6 overall Let the yo-yo continue 386... Read more

  • October Goals

    10/4/2016 1:44:42 PM, by CANDIGIRL4K

    So to recap some of my September goals: Lose 8 lbs and/or 5 inches Increase plank and wall squat times (30/20 secs) Attempt Skating or swimming Increase carbs but not beyond 30 I ended up losing 6 lbs and 2.2 lbs to date (total 69lbs, around 23 inches) I did not meet my wall squ... Read more

  • Terrific Tuesday

    10/4/2016 7:36:19 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Let's make the most of this Tuesday. Carpe Diem!! 386... Read more

  • Visit with my gastroenterologist today.

    10/3/2016 5:15:52 PM, by INFLATED

    I have the old IBS problems again and now I can't blame them on Metformin. I had my last colonoscopy in 2005. My doctor moved his practice and I had to go out to his office and fill our a form to have my records transferred. I went today for my consult visit prior to getting a colonoscopy schedul... Read more

  • Wow, I never thought I'd say this - my weight is down to 216 :-)

    10/3/2016 12:22:49 AM, by ATLANTAMOM3

    On March 8th I began eating low carb (LCHF/Ketogenic/IF) after being inspired by a couple of TedX talks. Since then my A1C has gone from 10.1 to 5.7 at last testing. My fasting glucose was 250 at diagnosis and is now typically under 100 in the mornings. I'm thrilled and so surprised at how easy t... Read more

  • Motivational socks?!!!

    10/2/2016 11:46:09 AM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    I am not always kind to myself. I am a work in progress. Last month I treated myself to new socks. I was in Target in the workout clothes section and I found the BEST socks! 4 pairs of socks in a pack and 3 pairs with motivational quotes! Be Confident Be fearless Be powerful I'm bea... Read more

  • Too much coffee is bad for my blood sugar

    10/2/2016 9:05:24 AM, by -JAMES-

    I've been drinking 8 to 10 cups of coffee every morning for months. Like everything available in the grocery store, you sort of think that if they sell it, then it can't be all that bad. Coffee has zero calories, so I figured it was fine for my blood sugar (I'm a type-2 diabetic). I've had... Read more

  • Day 3 of Preparation Phase

    10/1/2016 3:43:34 PM, by METROKITTY

    I have to say I woke up happier today than I have felt in a lonnngg time and with more energy. Signing up for a semi-expensive nutritionist-supervised ketogenic diet was a dive I took with intuition and faith. It just felt right in every way. It's time to get dead serious as I have only been... Read more

  • Bring on October!

    10/1/2016 3:39:21 AM, by ADZY86

    Heyyyyy Spark family! Woken up on this lovely sunny (which is strange for London!) 1st October morning feeling pumped and raring to go. Hope you all are too. But where has the year gone?! It's absolutely flown by. And all of a sudden I'm 6 weeks away from my 30th birthday. Yayyyy and crayyyy at the ... Read more

  • OMAT GOALS FOR OCTOBER + Cinnamon Girl

    9/30/2016 2:32:01 PM, by SIMCYN

    OMAT GOALS FOR OCTOBER Goals for August LUNCH BOX READY THE NIGHT BEFORE WITH LOVE NOTE ON WORKDAYS 5-6qw I need to show my love more to him. The lunchbox is more of my attempt to save money than to show my feelings. I will be more attentive in what I put in there. No, that doe... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/29/2016 10:09:41 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    B fast - hard boiled egg and a few almonds. Spark in my water Lunch - Tried a white chocolate peppermint protein shake.. It was pretty good! Had 2 Belvita breakfast cookies. Dinner - Vegetable Beef Soup Workout- Jogged on Treadmill because it's raining today! About 30 minutes. 5 min warm up, t... Read more

  • Metraset Program - Intake Appointment

    9/29/2016 7:31:34 PM, by METROKITTY

    So today I had the initial appointment to enter the Metraset Program, which is a weight loss program in Seattle that uses ketogenic weight loss. (Seattle Program). It was an hour long appointment and I may have been there longer. Felt like I had a 100% personality match wi... Read more

  • Struggling

    9/29/2016 11:56:27 AM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    I can not undo all I have done in one week. I know that I am having unreasonable cravings. I know that it has to do with hormones. I can walk. I can drink water. I can have a small treat. I will not let hormones dictate my life. This too shall pass. I will feel so much better whe... Read more

  • Hi

    9/29/2016 8:50:33 AM, by CJCJCJ529

    I'm still trying to figure this al out but I show up everyday and track food daily ..hoping it works... Read more

  • I had to stop myself at the gym

    9/28/2016 8:46:20 AM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    Last night I went to the gym with my youngest daughter. Right from the get go she made it clear that she only wanted to work out for a half an hour. A half an hour is better than no hour. So I agreed to do an interval work out on the elliptical trainer. I get on the machine. Put in all of... Read more

  • My Sparkling rewards up to 50 lbs!

    9/27/2016 11:24:35 AM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    In 2015 when I started to lose weight before I crashed and burned... We all do it.. I had a brain storm of an idea. Every 5 lbs my reward would be a crystal window hanger. Just like in Polyanna where the sunlight would fill the room with rainbows when it hit the prism! OMG that would be AWESOME. ... Read more

  • New Week day #1

    9/26/2016 8:04:53 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Today has been a Great Day!! I kept my meals healthy with eggs, raw veggies, chicken breast, Swiss, low carb wrap, round steak, baked potato with a little butter and green beans, tea, coffee and water. Got a couple of good walks in and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and nature trails! Fall wea... Read more


    9/26/2016 12:31:33 PM, by SIMCYN

    I had posted this a while ago. But only got the problems IDed without posting the solutions that I plan to do to overcome them. I was planning on doing it the next day after posting, but SP was giving me a hard time and I couldn't post. So I think I will attempt it again here. This has really he... Read more

  • Leash training Bayau.

    9/24/2016 7:00:58 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 40 Walked 63 minutes 347 calories burned I didn't walk Bayau twice today. My husband takes her out to walk twice a day. I didn't sleep well with him not being here. So we walked another long walk this evening. He walks holding her leash behind his butt and lets her pull. I wo... Read more

  • keto

    9/24/2016 6:34:34 PM, by -SPIRITSEEKER2-

    well , I am trying keto again .. lost a pound a day for 5 days .. this is good - then it stopped ..trying to figure out %.. to keep loosing anything a week ..... synthroid down to 175 - so far its good - sleep and feel good ... blood sugars are down to ave 100 .... except on occasion drops fast... Read more

  • Chewing, digging and catching crickets.

    9/23/2016 8:20:36 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 39 Walked 75 minutes 345 calories burned Whew! I just came in from walking Bayau and it is 88 degrees here at 7:27 PM. We walk Bayau twice a day, but she still manages to get into trouble. She has been digging holes in the back yard. Last night she chewed two holes in the comforter I h... Read more

  • what made me lose 50 lbs?

    9/23/2016 5:44:31 PM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    Yes, I have lost 50 lbs! Woo Hoo! I am so excited! Insert cartwheels and please throw confetti! Yes, I want it all! That is not the reason why I am truly Elated!!! I got my blood work in. These are the most beautiful pics yet! Cholesterol is good! And my biggest fear with diabete... Read more