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  • May 3, 2016 = find a way to get my WATER in for crying out loud!

    5/3/2016 11:24:12 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    May 02, 2016 5/1/16 = MISSION = Measure everything 248 5/3/16 =MISSION = FIND a way to get your water 194 in for crying out loud. * It's my biggest problem... not drinking enough water. The body NEEDS water! * I saw yesterday where I ONLY dran... Read more

  • May 02, 2016

    5/2/2016 11:43:55 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    May 02, 2016 MISSION = Do EXACT measurements instead of guessing portions 128 9AM = BREAKFAST 8 OZ PROTEIN SHAKE MADE WITH WATER = 30 PRO, 180 CAL, 9 CARBS 128 9:30AM = 1/2 SAUSAGE PATTY JIMMY DEAN = 4.5 PRO, 100 CAL, 8F, 1 C 128 10 AM = 16 OZ OF WATER 274 ... Read more

  • Additional May Focal Point

    5/2/2016 5:51:10 PM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    I wanted to add this to my May Focal Point Blog of May 1 220 129 Family First Help adult kids with their plans and goals. Attend important events of grand kids. Create family memories. Nourish relationship with spouse. (Reduce work hours -- that is why I am trying to economize in oth... Read more

  • Weekly check-in. Barging into Spring.

    5/2/2016 12:33:54 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I feel great, great, great!!! Usually when I feel this way it doesn't last. I never even expect it to last - I accepted long ago the fact that life is made of ups and downs, and that not every day has to be extraordinary (unlike social media wants us to believe). But in the past week I've been ... Read more

  • May Goals

    5/2/2016 8:34:44 AM, by ALP1976

    Hard to believe May is here! Wow, things have gone fast this year. I really think that overall my goals for April were successful. I am planning on keeping with the theme of simplicity for May as well. There has been far too much going on for me to focus on anything BUT... 4 For nutrition,... Read more

  • May Focal Points

    5/1/2016 8:58:19 PM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    334 Teeth Me -- 5 crowns prepped on May 2. 5 crowns installed on May 16. Mom (95 year old frail elderly) -- Multiple extractions on May 26. 528 Money Spend less by getting things for reduced prices at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Aldi, and resale shops. 204 Femininity Enj... Read more

  • May 01, 2016

    5/1/2016 6:34:37 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    May 01, 2016 = Try EXACT measurements instead of guessing portions 128 4:00pm = M.O.M. + hot tea, 2 sugar substitutes 469 128 4:30pm 5 oz = sugar-free Jell-O = 10 cal. est. 2 oz (4 tablespoons) = Whipped Cream = 80 cal, 8 fat, 4 carbs 128 5:30pm RX taken 128 6 ... Read more

  • Race Report: Fan Girl Edition

    5/1/2016 3:30:52 PM, by ALICIA363

    Couldn't find my cowbells. Luckily, DH has a backup cowbell that I could take. Couldn't find my knee brace. Hobbled along. I blame the rainy weather for making my joints ache. It couldn't possibly be the extra pounds I'm carrying ... 211 Knew enough from previous years to not drink a ... Read more

  • Administrative Professionals Day

    4/30/2016 8:56:24 AM, by ALICIA363

    This morning my start page tells me: You are what you repeatedly do -- Aristotle LOL. I work as support personnel. There is nothing if not repetition in what I do. Fighting off boredom while maintaining accuracy and consistency is part of the job. This week was Administrative Profe... Read more

  • Just for the points

    4/29/2016 7:43:18 PM, by ALICIA363

    I'm posting to get blog points so I can earn my bonus spin. How pathetic is that? Giving myself credit - as I do this, I am pedalling the basement bike and typing with my thumbs. I am determined (stubborn). It's just channelling that trait properly that is the challenge! TTYL!... Read more

  • I'm eating a TON of food and I'm LOVING it

    4/29/2016 11:35:04 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Almost two weeks ago I added Lean Habit #5 to my tracker. The goal of the habit is to have 2-3 cups of non-starchy vegetables with every meal. However, I was pushing this habit and never starting it just because I didn't know what to do with breakfast. Solution: ignore it for breakfast for now.... Read more

  • Fangirl Strategizes

    4/28/2016 7:55:44 PM, by ALICIA363

    I made a runner at work laugh when I told her I was planning my strategy as a fangirl for watching this Sunday's hometown marathon/half-marathon. Despite not running-training myself right now, thanks to this hometown marathon, runner siblings, experiencing the sport for myself, and discovering runn... Read more

  • Is It Working for Me?

    4/28/2016 12:27:13 PM, by KATELJM

    Whew, I need to post a more positive blog than my previous depressing and angry one. I have been struggling since last September to stay within the Healthy Weight Range while nursing my injured foot back to health. My core good health habits have saved me from revisiting those dreaded higher w... Read more

  • More Spring Pictures

    4/26/2016 8:36:27 PM, by ALICIA363

    Benji made sure I found the first tulip of the season by pulling me aside from our usual path. One block over and a few days later, a neighbor showed me double-blossom daffodils, I never new there was such a thing... The hyacinths have also come and gone, and the lilacs are almost spent... Read more

  • I want to look like this!

    4/26/2016 1:51:08 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    It started in my teens that I was uncomfortable in my own body. When I was a kid I never gave much thought to what I looked like, and I don't remember comparing myself to anyone but my older sister. I just remember being taller than everyone at school, and always being in the back row in group pictu... Read more

  • Weekly check-in. Not beating myself up over everything.

    4/25/2016 2:33:24 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Okay, overall last week was a real rollercoaster, but I had a very good weekend. Last week I posted about being immensely stressed about having to find a job. I'm moving to Estevan in less than six weeks and couldn't really find anything online. I ended up sending my resume with an open cover l... Read more

  • UPDATE

    4/24/2016 7:42:24 PM, by ICECUB

    HI EVERYONE. HAD A DR APPOINTMENT FRI. MY B/P WAS 135/78. NOT TOO BAD CONSIDERING HOW HIGH IT HAS BEEN IN THE PAST. MY BLOOD WORK WAS GOOD. SO STILL NOT TAKING MEDS FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL NOT SURE OF SPELLING. WALKING REALLY HELPPS MENOT ALWAYS EASY DUE TO PAIN. ... Read more

  • Step 1 Goal Met FINALLY!!!

    4/24/2016 11:36:55 AM, by LSIG14

    The numbers had been slowly but steadily creeping downward by minute fractions and then last Tuesday morning when I stepped on the scales, the number read 159.8! I think I got off and back on about 6 times before I could believe it was real!! My doctor had said that he would be very happy if I cou... Read more

  • Life at Home Weight - Quote from OKM

    4/24/2016 10:55:08 AM, by ALICIA363

    Wisdom from ONEKIDSMOM's blog on April 22nd: Life is easier at "home weight". It just is. I cannot have this life ease if I go nuts with food-like substances, or go back to couch potato status. This trip, even though I was not "eventing" myself, reminded me that even to "be there" at the specia... Read more

  • Confessions + Day 2 of trying LOWER carb for My body....

    4/24/2016 10:04:14 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Confessions + Day 2 of trying LOWER carb for My body... 9 Woke up this morning = 1 lb. lighter 104 yeh!!! it was nice to see that on the scale. :) * Last night = I did soooooooooooo well ALL day yesterday, even had sunflower seeds for a snack in bed while watching TV a... Read more

  • Try, try again...and success this time!

    4/23/2016 5:05:29 PM, by DRAGYN5

    So I have been on every diet, belonged to every gym, I have been on Sparkpeople since June of 2009! What is different this time? My attitude is different. Last November, I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis, along with my husband. Nasty stomach pain that caused other health issues. I'm 53 years ol... Read more

  • Trying LOWER carb for MY body for real today ****

    4/23/2016 5:05:26 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Saturday = I am Trying LOWER carb for MY body for real today **** Just wanted to try something NEW today.... to change things up. 334 Of course I had to go online and look at youtube.com to SEE what people eat on a low-carb eating plan. I viewed several videos and I noticed ... Read more

  • I'm all about respect, but I should also respect myself.

    4/22/2016 2:57:47 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    When I think about what I value most in life, it always comes down to respect. I think respect is actually a very basic value for most people (but a lot of them don't live by it, which is sad). I've had a rough week, a very stressful one. Everything is unfolding right now and I've got a lot of ... Read more

  • The True Power of Simplicity

    4/20/2016 12:25:24 PM, by ALP1976

    I saw someone I haven't seen in a long time. She was out walking last night when I was out with my little guy walking our dog. I almost didn't recognize her because she had lost so much weight. She looked fantastic! Radiant! Refreshed! Happy! It was amazing to see her and hear her story. She... Read more

  • Letting Go

    4/19/2016 5:18:06 PM, by ALP1976

    Sheesh -- I guess it's been awhile since I've been on SparkPeople. Wow -- here we are past the mid-point of the month. How time flies! My on-going theme as of late has been self care. It hasn't been easy to stick with it, but it certainly has been worth it. I have focused daily on doing som... Read more

  • Weekly check-in. My future apartment. Calming down.

    4/18/2016 12:44:41 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I had a pretty good week last week. Nothing spectacular - just good. I revisited all four Core Habits of Lean Habits and wrote down what I think I'm doing right and what needs improvement. Overall, I'm doing pretty awesome! I'm above 85% with the first three, and Habit 4's stats are coming up. ... Read more

  • Potential

    4/18/2016 7:25:58 AM, by ALICIA363

    When all hope is lost, remember: Small changes, consistently applied, produce big results. ... Read more

  • Creeping Down the Scales Numbers!

    4/17/2016 10:20:47 AM, by LSIG14

    Sure don't know why the closer I get to my goal, the slower the scales moves. I am happy with ounces lost but my inner child is screaming, "I want it NOW!" Guess I just have work at it and to be patient but it sure is hard! Exercise and food tracking is going pretty well - have stepped up my ... Read more

  • The power of words: how I'm losing weight by changing my vocabulary

    4/14/2016 4:14:29 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I love starting blog posts with a nice clickbait title! Lol! Okay, disclaimer, it's not the ONLY way I'm losing weight. I'm also moving my body in ways that I enjoy (for me that's lifting weights, a bit of cardio at the gym, walking, yoga, short runs, biking, snowshoeing, dancing, and anything ... Read more

  • Self-image. A weird dream.

    4/12/2016 12:49:24 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Almost every morning I remember what I dreamed during the night. Sometimes it's just little pieces, sometimes it's a long story. I always have very vivid dreams and not always pleasant. Most of them never really make sense, aren't logical and aren't possible in this world. Always entertaining, thoug... Read more

  • Weekly check-in: the effects of stress on my eating habits

    4/11/2016 1:56:43 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I had somewhat of a big breakthrough last week. Thursday, I quit my job. Okay, it sounds way more dramatic than it is, hahaha. It's something I knew had to be done soon. My boyfriend and I live far away from each other (it's a 3 hours drive between us) and so we'd been talking about me moving t... Read more

  • March Review and April Goals

    4/9/2016 8:34:20 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Looking back at my March goals, I was successful with a few things, but could have done much better. I did not lose the 4 pounds I wanted to - I was up and down the same two pounds it seems. I did do well eating my 5 + freggies - that is not usually a problem at all. I also was able to average... Read more

  • I Lost My Mojo

    4/9/2016 1:46:37 PM, by BLUJADED

    I've been away for a long while - not just from here, but from pretty much all social media and social life in general. Hermit-ing, I guess... Not exactly having a healthy attitude - I even took off my Fitbit! I hit a low spot when my weight jumped up another 5 pounds and wouldn't come back dow... Read more

  • WL Surgery has NOTHING to do with Behaviors

    4/9/2016 11:28:53 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    9Weight Loss Surgery has NOTHING to do with Behaviors/mindset 198 26 Let me explain and I can ONLY speak for me and my Journey: Someone had mentioned wondering something like: Didn't the weight loss surgery cure your desire to continuously eat? 141 NOTE: It was an i... Read more

  • THURSDAY

    4/7/2016 10:30:05 PM, by ICECUB

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  • And She Huffed and She Puffed and She Got Her Food Tracked

    4/7/2016 8:01:35 PM, by ALICIA363

    At this point in the work week, I am tired. And tired can lead to really poor behavior choices on my part. BUT ... I have a clear goal in mind. I can see the 130's again, and I will. That is the top end of healthy BMI for me, and I mean to be there by my doctor appointment. So, for two ... Read more

  • Just STOP eating... dang!

    4/7/2016 12:32:28 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Just eating... dang! = thats how I felt this morning.... That is what I told myself this morning ... as I realized yesterday in a meeting that I had eaten my planned healthy small portioned breakfast and then KEPT eating thru out MOST of the 3 hour meeting.... seriously. BEHAVIORIAL O... Read more

  • Checking In and Choosing My Hard

    4/5/2016 8:03:40 PM, by ALICIA363

    Golly, I'm not sure what I want to write, but I know I want to check in. Family has come and gone for MIL's funeral. DH and DD seem to be doing well. I went through some appetite loss and sleep disruption; I was a little surprised by that, since there wasn't much affection in my relationship ... Read more