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  • Back to Basics - Measure your food!

    7/22/2014 2:07:07 PM, by WALNUTT1961

    I have been on SparkPeople for a year now and I have gotten careless in some areas. I decided I should start measuring my food again, just to see how I was doing at eyeballing my portions. I was very surprised with myself! The glass I thought was 12 oz. is only 8 oz. I am getting the right amou... Read more

  • Days 377-379 on the Journey!!

    7/21/2014 10:50:26 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hello Sparkies, I am here to report good tidings of the weekend past!! Now if you read my blogs you'll know that I've been having a REALLY rough patch with my eating for about 3 weeks now but on Friday I decided I was putting my foot down and saying enough is ENOUGH!! That is exact... Read more

  • 1 year anniversary

    7/20/2014 6:49:23 PM, by LYNSEYPYNSEY

    I have been on this healthy journey for a year now. I have completely changed my eating habits and started exercising daily. 1 year is a long time, I've tripped and fallen a few times (maybe more than a few), I've soared to the heavens a few times, I've kicked habits, I've allowed habits back ... Read more

  • Forget talking about not losing. ..time to be positive

    7/19/2014 8:23:03 PM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    I uave noticed people follow the positive fun bloggers. Yeah, when I had my spout with the devil Zoloft. Im sure there are some of you that can relate. And I tried to read and comment on those. But no. Its time to change this. Sure there will be weightloss talk. But dang it. Theres more to ... Read more

  • Wow

    7/18/2014 8:20:05 PM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    For once I like a picture of more than just my face....didnt expected the pic ... Read more

  • Days 375-376 on the Journey!!

    7/18/2014 10:45:16 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hola Sparkies, You know I love this site and I love all of you my Sparkfriends!! I actually wasn't intending to write a blog today because I wasn't in the mood to write one. I was down in the dumps and feeling like just a big failure. After a week of bad days I was on my way to making today ano... Read more

  • a day of stuff

    7/17/2014 6:33:21 PM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    A day of pain....my sprained ankle still hurts I made my chicken a saddle so the rooster wont hurt her I got bit by mites...ouch im sleepy we have baby chicks now ... Read more

  • Haywire

    7/16/2014 11:54:51 PM, by ANGELNBLACK77

    Everything has been so chaotic lately. I know it will pass, but there has been a lot of health issues with my fiance and myself this week. He is in the hospital, I feel bad for leaving him there, but i needed to come home and get some rest. I think he is upset with me although he hasn't said it. He'... Read more

  • Days 373-374 on the Journey!!

    7/16/2014 10:02:11 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Firstly let me declare that unfortunately Monday evening did not go according to plan. I had wanted to do two of my Focus T25 videos as I said in my previous blog but then my DH decided that he wanted me to workout with him so I did 15 minutes of a Jillian Michael's video with him... Read more

  • The Bitch is back....

    7/15/2014 10:27:49 PM, by LETTING_IT-GO

    LOL.... You have to love Elton John... Just like last July when I joined SparkPeople, I've found myself locked in my own thoughts and being pretty harsh with myself. Thankfully though, I'm not nearly as bad as I was last year. (Yippee!!!) Seems like I've got to accept that July may ju... Read more

  • zoloft my devil....crutches illiterate

    7/15/2014 12:01:38 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    Sprained my ankle.....tried using crutches failed miserably. I rather just hobble arround and hope for 5he best. But quiting zoloft I cant stress enought the best thing it was for me. It caused me 24 hours worth of severe depression wnd anxiety, now im just ready to get 7p! Darn sprain.... I te... Read more

  • Days 370-372 on the Journey!!

    7/14/2014 10:31:57 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Much has happened over this past weekend so bear with me if the blog is a little lengthy. Let's start with Saturday morning. I'm a part of a challenge that requires us to post our weight every Saturday before midnight so like it or not every Saturday morning I have to start ... Read more

  • Needed to remind myself too

    7/12/2014 10:03:03 PM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    It take one day at a time and you can do it. Dont look at the whole number you want to lose celebrate the accomplishment you make. Losing 1 lb. Staying on track a week. Becoming more active. Your pants less snug. You do a double take in the mirror and feel good. Celebrate and concentrate on that. So... Read more

  • sprained ankle!

    7/12/2014 2:51:44 PM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    Just when there was light at the end of my tunnel! Im off my feet! And I dont want to be!... Read more

  • im an addict and ive relapsed :(

    7/12/2014 9:38:53 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    Im starting to feel much better. Didnt take that zoloft last night. Still feel so much anxiety from the moment I wake up I could get sick.in my stomach and chest ... its an all day feeling. While im at home the colonipin I guess takes the edge off but when im out it doesnt even touch it. Ive had a... Read more

  • went to doctor....

    7/11/2014 5:16:14 PM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    Zoloft not for me. Depression and anxiety is kicking my a.....butt. does walking around walmart for an hour count as exercise? I went to doc cause I feel all crazy depressed..... and in the afternoon I cant keep myes open even now. but is the depression going away? I feel nothingness. I don... Read more

  • Day 369 on the Journey!!

    7/11/2014 11:28:33 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Firstly I'm soooooooooo happy that it's Friday!!! And in other good news I GOT UP this morning and did my workout. I did Focus T25 Extreme Circuit and it was I nearly nailed i... Read more

  • Day 368 on the Journey!!

    7/10/2014 10:05:19 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Today was a good day!! I did my Focus T25 Speed 3.0 workout and though it was as INTENSE and HARD as EVER it was a little better than yesterday so I also did my 26 push-ups and they were Not to mention that on the food front for the first time in a WH... Read more

  • Non scale victory

    7/10/2014 9:51:19 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    11inches gone. But thats not counting both thighs both calfs both arms ..... so how do you count inches lost? I am still looking for someone who wants to be my walking partner and we report back to each other when its done. Any takers, I thought it be fun.... Read more

  • Day 367 on the Journey!!

    7/9/2014 5:16:10 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Today is officially the first day of my second year with Spark and it's going so far. First of all this morning despite MUCH struggle.... I got up and did my workout!! I did Focus T25 Rip't Up a... Read more

  • all this negative. time for some positive

    7/9/2014 9:47:19 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    I should take pictures the blue jeans I couldnt zip easily size 24...zip now I am down 30lbs I am sure I lost inches in my legs I should measure. My pants are looser in the legs. my chicks finaly hatch (not weight loss related) For the most part im more active minus this whole depression thi... Read more

  • New Workout

    7/8/2014 1:39:23 PM, by BESTMENOW70

    Yesterday was my first time in the YMCA pool for the arthritis workout. This last year I have had increasing arthritis pain even with the Celebrex I take. It was getting so I could hardly walk. As my husband says I was gimping around. I still have an appointment with the podiatr ist... Read more

  • Day 366 on the Journey!!- Happy SparkVersary To Me!!

    7/8/2014 11:41:26 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, As you can tell from the title today is my !! Today marks 1 whole year with SparkPeople!! 1 whole year of the support and love of this community!! With such a milestone I think it only befitting t... Read more

  • Days 363-365 on the Journey!!

    7/7/2014 11:06:18 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, The past few days haven't been great but they haven't been terrible either. I had a few or maybe many missteps on the eating front but I really got back on track with my workouts. I have now done all 4 of the videos that will make up the Gamma Phase of Focus T25. They are Speed 3.... Read more

  • I need motivation

    7/7/2014 8:39:14 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    I would go to the message boards but they dont seem personal. I have asked my husband and my sister in law. Neither of them want to help me.Maybe im making excuses but to have someone to walk with for 30 min. Doesnt even have to be at the same time. But the fact that we say hey I did my 30 did you d... Read more

  • Back to the basics!

    7/6/2014 10:04:21 PM, by WALNUTT1961

    Okay, the holiday weekend is over and I indulged in the good food for a few days. Chili dogs and homemade ice cream. I had a turkey dog on a a whole wheat bun and used light cream in the ice cream. Hamburgers on the grill with coleslaw and baked beans. I had a whole wheat bun and used a light dr... Read more

  • blah

    7/5/2014 11:50:50 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    I havent been eating as healthy as I was. I still try to eat smaller portions. But I am ofg track. Everything seems to be off. I have had to change my depression meds. Something my mom said set me off. I just wish I could go back to before .....zoloft makes me sleepy. I m7ss that excitement. The mot... Read more

  • Day 362 on the Journey!!

    7/4/2014 12:35:54 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Well Sparkies, Yesterday did not go according to plan at all. I made the EXACT SAME mistake that I made on June 13th 2014. I know the exact date because I blogged about it then as I'm blogging about it now. I (VERY STUPIDLY I might add) decided that I was going to sit on my bed in front of the ... Read more

  • Day 361 on the Journey!!

    7/3/2014 10:46:45 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, As promised I am here to report on the first video of the Focus T25 Gamma Phase, Speed 3.0. Now I started this video expecting the worse but it wasn't that!! Was it hard? HECK YES!!! Was it intense? Ummmmm YEAH!! Did I hate it? NO!! Yep you read that right. As hard as the video w... Read more

  • Days 359-360 on the Journey!!

    7/2/2014 12:21:44 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, In my last blog I declared that this week would be all about getting back up, all about getting back in control and praise God I've made great strides in doing so!!! Now starting with Monday evening I did do the two skipped workouts from last week that I said I was going to do!! ... Read more

  • Day 355-358 on the Journey!!

    6/30/2014 1:05:38 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Boy have I been M.I.A.!! I've been learning that it's not as easy to blog about your failures as it is to blog about your victories and can I tell you that last week just feels like a big failure. Anyway the week is over now and a new one has begun!! I just have to remember that ... Read more

  • Starting to slow...

    6/29/2014 6:12:21 PM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    The numbers are slowing. Its getting scarry. Maybe its a mixture of not eating enough (not by choice but by chance....its too hot to eat cooked food) I had eaten on the healyhy side even fast food chose healthy alternative. But this weekend I went off of dieting alittle. I really think I needed to... Read more

  • Weekend Plans!

    6/26/2014 4:56:22 PM, by WALNUTT1961

    We are having a family get-together this weekend. My niece and her family are going to be here. We are planning a light supper on Friday night. They live in Oregon and I haven't seen them in 3 years. Her daughter is just about 5 years old and I can't wait to play with her. We had a tea party th... Read more

  • Day 353-354 on the Journey!!

    6/26/2014 10:31:23 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Sorry that I didn't blog yesterday but I truly was feeling down in the dumps and couldn't face you all. I've been struggling with staying within my calorie range for about six days now and especially yesterday and the day before had some full on binges. Not only that but I haven'... Read more

  • The idea of small

    6/26/2014 9:58:54 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    Long ago....before married life. Before kids. Ok well when I got pregnant with my first child I was a voluptuous 19 yr old with a 27 inch waist and a flat stomach. Still self conscious because I was a size 9 and my idea of skinny is like 2. (It wasn't till after my sisters hit puberty that I realiz... Read more

  • Not my first rodeo

    6/25/2014 8:36:28 AM, by WEIGH-2-GO

    I have been around sparks for a long time. Like years 5ish to be exact. Had another name before. Thought I would start fresh. But I never do well with measuring and trying to keep up with everythingI eat. Or drink. or just eating in general at the time I restarted sparks I had 2 jobs.... it just ... Read more

  • Day 352 on the Journey!!

    6/24/2014 11:29:26 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Let's start with yesterday. I went home and I did my Focus T25 Rip T' Circuit video!! I also gave my utterly best performance with some of the moves so Not only that but Dane (my husband) was with me in the room as I exercised and so when it came time for my psuh-ups I... Read more

  • Day 351 on the Journey!!- The Saga of the Scale

    6/23/2014 11:09:48 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, I promised to update you on the saga that was my weigh-in on Saturday so here goes. So on Saturday morning I woke up all excited to step on the scale because I KNEW that I MUST have lost weight. It was so obvios in how I looked, how my clothes fit etc. So of course I stepped on ex... Read more