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  • Day 445 - Loving Myself

    1/27/2015 5:25:20 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 169.0 I have the urge to write a blog but I haven't actually thought of a topic so I'm just going to wing this one. I feel really good and it's a nice feeling. Although, I find it odd because I went on a huge binge spree this weekend and gained back almost all of the 5 pounds I've ... Read more

  • Day 441 - "I Really Want To But..."

    1/23/2015 12:51:47 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 168.2 One of my pet peeves is when someone constantly complains about how they're unhappy with their weight and their lifestyle but do nothing about it and continually make up excuses. The famous line, "I really want to lose weight but... ...I hate exercise." ...I don't like heal... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    1/23/2015 12:49:06 PM, by SILLYGOOSE79

    Well I already missed a day of blogging - migraine! I did get my workout in and did a pretty intense biking one - did not help... Sometimes it does. My son is still sick with the flu. It has been a rough week. Did weigh in for Biggest Loser at work today and I am pleased - it is not my off... Read more

  • Close Only Counts in Horseshoes & Handgrenades

    1/23/2015 10:21:23 AM, by ANNABELLISABEL

    I am 18 weeks Post-Op Gastric Sleeve Surgery. I started on Spark at 308.6 lbs and my Gastric Sleeve Surgery Day I was 291.6. I currently weigh 232.8 and am no longer morbidly obese. This is a huge, huge win for me. I am really proud of myself for this. I mentioned in my last blog, a delayed we... Read more

  • Day 440 - When You've Found 'The One' You Just Know

    1/22/2015 10:48:55 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 168.2 No, I'm not getting married. I'm not even dating anyone. I am happily single and taking on life full force. I haven't found my soul mate but I have found 'The One'. I've finally found the method that works for me in being healthy, losing weight, and being happy. I could not be mor... Read more

  • Goal for this week

    1/21/2015 12:56:38 PM, by SILLYGOOSE79

    I often don't post blogs because I feel like it has to be some long drawn out thing... I noticed that is not the case, and I can blog what I want! So - starting today - I would like to attempt to blog briefly each day through at least Sunday. I find it is a good thing for me. Whether a... Read more

  • Day 438 - Morning Exercise??

    1/20/2015 5:07:39 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 168.4 I am not a morning person. In fact, I'm so far the opposite that the idea of waking up before 10 makes me want to burrow even further under the covers. I love to sleep. Partially due to having chronic fatigue and partially due to being a normal 23 year old without a sense of when ... Read more

  • To blog or not to blog

    1/20/2015 1:04:46 AM, by CHEERS4REVENGE

    So I've decided that weekly blogging may actually be a good way to keep myself on track. It seems like everytr me I decide I want to get in shape, I back out and quit after a week and a half. It always comes back to not having enough time in the day and not enough discipline. If I miss one day I get... Read more

  • Day 437 - Creating A New Plan And Tackling My Goals

    1/19/2015 3:00:30 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    There's something different about this attempt at getting healthier and losing weight. I know I've said that in the past but this time it really does feel different. This time my focus has shifted. Every single time I tried to lose weight I focused so much on what the scale said and doing everything... Read more

  • Day 434 - It All Comes Down To A Choice

    1/16/2015 1:10:54 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Losing weight is hard, man. Some days you just want to throw in the towel and today is definitely one of those days for me. Despite the fact that I weighed in this morning at 168.4, which means I'm down exactly 5 pounds than I was when I started 10 days ago, I still wanted to sabotage my efforts for... Read more

  • 2015.01.16... THM Day 1

    1/16/2015 10:40:49 AM, by 4ASMALLERME

    Breakfast 8:30 S Eggs with cheddar and pepper cooked in butter ... Read more

  • Day 432 - 170s are gone!

    1/14/2015 9:12:34 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    I stepped on the scale this morning and saw 169.8! Woohoo! It's so nice to be out of the 170s. I may have only lost 3.6 pounds so far but, still, it's really nice to not see a 7 as the middle number. Now it's time to get to business. I've spent most of the past year (if not longer) being in the... Read more

  • Delayed Weigh-In Week

    1/12/2015 11:37:27 AM, by ANNABELLISABEL

    So one of my goals was to weigh less than my fiance when we went to the Badger Game which is this coming Thursday, January 15th. I typically weigh-in on Tuesdays but because I want a true number and I really want to know if I have completed my goal, I will be waiting until my official weigh in on Th... Read more

  • Day 428 - Depression Is Strong But I'm Stronger

    1/10/2015 10:50:39 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Today has been a bit of a struggle. My depression has come back and it feels like it's eating away at my soul and the worst part is it makes me just not care about really anything. It's so tough. Everything feels like a constant battle and it sucks. While everything in my life feels like it's unrave... Read more

  • Day 427 - 5 Years Later And I'm Still Learning

    1/9/2015 4:58:10 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    As someone who's been a Sparker for over 5 years, it never ceases to amaze me how much I keep learning. Every time I think I have it down pat, something comes along and pushes me back on my bum. This is a good thing, I suppose, since it'll definitely keep me pushing. Today is my second day back... Read more

  • Formula for Success

    1/9/2015 3:15:35 PM, by BETHLS79

    I can't believe it's taken me this long to realize, but there's one thing that leads to my success in weight loss. Planning. When I plan ahead, I easily succeed. See, my problem is not mindless eating, boredom eating or emotional eating. I don't typically eat when I'm not hungry. I don't typica... Read more

  • NSVs & Rambles

    1/9/2015 12:09:05 PM, by ANNABELLISABEL

    Hi All! So Tuesday was my 16 week post op from gastric sleeve. I weighed in at 237.6 lbs which is 54 pounds down since day of surgery. I am not particularly enthused at this since my goal is to be 233 next weigh in (1/12) and I don't know how attainable that is now. I have gone nearly 3 weeks wit... Read more

  • Day 426 - Subtle Determination

    1/8/2015 5:27:27 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Like so many others, I am beginning 2015 weighing the most I've ever weighed in my life. I topped out at 173.4. I've had my pity parties and moments of crying while downing a bag of chips. (Super helpful, I know.) Admittedly, I didn't gain nearly as much weight as I thought I did. Before stepping on... Read more

  • Reboot Number 4,581,963

    1/6/2015 10:49:37 AM, by BETHLS79

    It doesn't matter that I only lost 15 lbs last year. It doesn't matter that I only kept off 4 of those lbs. It doesn't matter that I spent pretty much the entire month of December eating cookies, candy and cake pops. What's done is done and it's all in the past. What matters is that I'm trying a... Read more

  • Happy 2015

    1/3/2015 9:48:21 AM, by ANNABELLISABEL

    Hi All! This week I was 15 weeks post-op Gastric Sleeve surgery. I am down 52.4 pounds which (is great but) is frustrating. I want to be losing more and need to change eating habits and work-out strategy. I hurt my knee pretty badly at the gym on Tuesday after a nearly week long no gym streak.... Read more