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  • 2 I can do 2...

    6/27/2017 10:11:29 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday I decided to start my day much earlier so I'd have time for a run. Mid afternoon I was finished working and headed out to the trails for a quick run. It was hot and muggy so I decided just a 2K, clear my head run. I got out there, it was so beautiful and the trails were empty, I r... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 6/27/17

    6/27/2017 1:41:32 AM, by JVANAM

    If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange, celebrate your differences - make a great fruit salad. Love isn't about being the same - it's about being sweet with each other. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    6/26/2017 11:13:44 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light love and some prayers to all hugs... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 6/26/17

    6/26/2017 7:43:07 PM, by JVANAM

    The greatest wealth is health. - Virgil... Read more

  • Family

    6/26/2017 3:42:52 PM, by TIKITAMI

    The last few days were a whirlwind of so many emotions. On Friday was the celebration of life for my oldest sister, she was 40 years older than me. I was nervous about going, she was not someone I had really gotten to know growing up and didn't know she existed until I met her when my mother was ... Read more

  • June 26-July 2 Workout Schedule

    6/26/2017 8:47:43 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Daily Burn Tuesday - Krav Maga Wednesday - Krav Maga Thursday - Daily Burn Friday - Krav Maga Saturday - Daily Burn Sunday - Daily Burn... Read more

  • June 19-25 In Review

    6/26/2017 8:39:06 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 4 out of 7 days of workouts in. I got lazy over the weekend and just didn't do anything. I need to work on that and just get it done NO MATTER WHAT! I also didn't track my food over the weekend. I'm sure with my sister's bridal shower, I ate more than I should have. I was pretty good abou... Read more

  • S U C C E S S

    6/25/2017 10:09:12 AM, by JVANAM

    Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill... Read more

  • ☺ Happy Changes ☺

    6/24/2017 10:55:44 PM, by -SUGARKISSES-

    I have been working hard for the past three weeks on my weight loss journey, and I feel really good! These are some of the positive changes I have already noticed: More energy, less back pain, a better mood, and I'm feeling a lot less anxious and depressed. These all make sense, but have ... Read more

  • 5-DA 444444444444 Bwit 222222222222222 6/24/17

    6/24/2017 1:44:31 AM, by JVANAM

    The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force. - Andre Maurois... Read more

  • When in doubt, register for a race

    6/23/2017 12:48:04 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I know that the next 10 weeks are going to be super busy and it will be very easy to let things slide. I also know that I want to be Spartan ready in 10 months. Those two sentences just don't work together. Strength training has been going well, my pull up bar has become my friend again. No... Read more

  • Wha???????????? 6/23/17

    6/23/2017 1:10:09 AM, by JVANAM

    How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand. - Emo Philips... Read more

  • Looking for a DVD Quck Trouble Zones

    6/21/2017 12:58:07 PM, by --MAY--

    Does anyone know where I can get the quick trouble Zones from Jillian Michaels!! Have the other three, and it is not on any of them, would love to do the 30 day slim down? Yes I have looked on YouTube, but it is set to private!! Thank-You... Read more

  • Stuck again

    6/21/2017 10:00:47 AM, by KOI239

    Well I finally saw a change in the scale numbers! Hoo Ray! Dropped two pounds and now it seems stuck again, but the good news is my pants are beginning to fall off. There fore I must be loosing inches. Now to see both change. Still no help from spouse. I am beginning to think he doesn't want me to ... Read more

  • Update

    6/20/2017 12:54:42 PM, by KATRICK528

    I know it has been awhile since I have been on. I just have felt out of touch with this site. I have not been doing anything besides sometimes walking. I am not tracking. I am not doing long walks, and I am not walking to work. Also, I have had a lot going on. I might try to get on more often. I jus... Read more

  • June 19-25 Workout Schedule

    6/19/2017 8:38:34 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Krav Maga Tuesday - Daily Burn Wednesday - Krav Maga Thursday - Krav Maga Friday - Krav Maga Saturday - Daily Burn Sunday - Daily Burn... Read more

  • June 12-18 In Review

    6/19/2017 8:37:38 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 5 out of 7 days of workouts in. I really need to work on if I know that I can't get to Krav Maga class, that I need to get up in the morning first thing and just get it done. That way I can just go to bed at a decent hour and not make excuses. I was better about my tracking this week and ... Read more

  • Prayers please

    6/19/2017 7:14:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Prayers please for a beloved close relative. You wonderful people said prayers when she was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She did much better than the medical people predicted. But now things have gotten critical. I am afraid I am requesting prayers for lessening her pain and a peace... Read more

  • Awwwwwwww..... thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day!

    6/18/2017 7:24:46 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Don't let it stop you

    6/18/2017 7:12:18 PM, by TIKITAMI

    My dad was 66 years old when I was born. When I was small I never thought of him as old. He taught me to fish, took me hiking and taught me to appreciate nature. He loved packing us into the car on Sunday afternoons to go for a drive, grab ice cream cones and watch the sunset on the ocean. It was... Read more

  • Gods day

    6/18/2017 12:59:43 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very loving day... Read more

  • Haven't updated in awhile

    6/17/2017 3:09:54 PM, by SSMITH762

    I stopped at the thrift Store yesterday and they just happened to be having a 50% off all clothes sale. I found a cute 'the last unicorn' t-shirt but also got this awesome 'how to be a ninja' t-shirt. The shirt and pants were only $.2.50!!! So my weight-loss has stalled around 170 since th... Read more

  • about me

    6/17/2017 2:21:56 PM, by COOKIEBOKKIE

    iam 56 years old now still single don't do much have had 4 knee surgeries between 2011--2013 i walk with a walker still get around some... Read more

  • My birthday!

    6/17/2017 1:38:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    I know you all are just dying to know that! chris 211... Read more

  • Plateau

    6/16/2017 8:00:43 PM, by KOI239

    I have been on a plateau for four weeks. But this morning when I got on the scale I had dropped a pound. I hope that this is a sign that plateau is over. Being handicapped it is hard to add more exercise and I normally eat healthy and don't over eat even when I am not trying to loose weight. I am de... Read more

  • I guess I was just ready for the lessons in "Anatomy of Food Addiction"

    6/16/2017 8:47:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    When you are ready the teacher appears. Long ago, a good friend told me this. chris... Read more

  • 12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation

    6/15/2017 12:07:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation After 2 weeks the leg pain is much better. I lay on the bed. Heat under the leg and ice on top of the knees . Belt loop around toes to pull the toes toward me. Also pool walking in every way you can think of. Lasts about a half h... Read more

  • Mission: Slim-possible - Biggest Loser Challenge SparkPage Contest Winners

    6/14/2017 11:52:42 PM, by KPACE7

    To kick off the summer Mission: Slim-possible Biggest Loser challenge, members decorate their SparkPages to reflect their challenge team. There are so many GREAT SparkPages, it is hard to award only one first place. Please stop by member's pages and congratulate the following winners.... Read more

  • Talking to myself

    6/14/2017 11:25:08 PM, by CHRISSYMACD66

    Not a morning person. Understatement of the century. So why? Why in the name of all that's holy have I been waking up.at 6am? Like, wide awake thinking I slept through the alarm, awake. (Of course I go back to sleep when I realize what time it is). But seriously, Universe. What the h3ll?... Read more

  • The Same weight, heat wave

    6/14/2017 11:40:02 AM, by KAREN608

    It had not rained for many weeks but storms today, not a lot of rain, a tenth or so. I had put in lifetime plastic slightly raised beds and put in onions and garlic. Onions doing well, garlic I may have to leave till next year if they don't do better. I am new to this so it is a learning experience.... Read more

  • Recuperating slowwwllly!!

    6/13/2017 11:59:05 AM, by LASARRE

    The surgery went well. He said it was a good thing I did it and it should fix the problem. The tendon tear was about the size of a dime, but there was a lot of calcification he cleaned out. He said that that was probably causing more pain than the tear. I can stand on two legs, but he won't let... Read more

  • My Sparkling Summer

    6/12/2017 10:31:21 PM, by -SUGARKISSES-

    As a beautiful spark friend once said "I just KNOW this is going to be it." This is going to be an amazing and life changing year for me. I can feel it. I have been around many merry go rounds. Perhaps you can identify with some of these, and have taken a spin on one yourself: "I'm depressed. B... Read more

  • Getting Ready to RV this Summeer

    6/12/2017 8:36:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Behind the scenes in the 5% Challenge. The Team Leaders have joined the Summer Leaders Team and will be setting up their teams. Lots going on there. I got a call that one of our friends is in intensive care and it does not sound like he will do well. It`s moments like this that are so unexpect... Read more

  • June 12-18 Workout Schedule

    6/12/2017 8:40:04 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Krav Maga Tuesday - Krav Maga Wednesday - Daily Burn Thursday - Krav Maga Friday - Krav Maga Saturday - Daily Burn Sunday - Daily Burn... Read more

  • June 5-11 In Review

    6/12/2017 8:39:18 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 6 out of 7 days of workouts in. I was lazy yesterday and didn't do much of anything. I need to get better about tracking everything I eat. I will be good throughout the day, but then after work, I always forget to track. I gained 0.4 pounds this week. Here's to a new week!... Read more

  • Loneliness is what I feel most as an adult.

    6/11/2017 4:42:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I feel lonely and often bored. I have had periods of depression most of my life. And, of course, the overeating is a constant, daily battle since childhood. As a child my Mom showed her love by feeding us--lots of delicious food. Obviously I needed less food. But I needed more....of what??? I... Read more

  • Deprived? Me???

    6/11/2017 3:17:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    To my 3 brothers it seems I had a charmed life. And actually till very recently I thought so too. I m starting to realize why I had such a tough time "doing life." I began teaching and the many years of teaching taught ME tons!!! wish I had known these things before starting to teach! Her... Read more

  • Childhood deprivation-me?

    6/11/2017 3:06:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Me? Deprived in childhood? Huh? The Anatomy of food Addiction is saying this. If someone is addicted as an adult, it started with deprivation in childhood. But I was certainly well fed and kept safe and loved! I have to did a bit deeper to look for any deprivation. I always felt very inde... Read more

  • Day 20

    6/11/2017 10:11:57 AM, by NORDY44

    It's been a long time since I've been inspired. I was on fb the other day and read about a 30 day brave challenge. it was intriguing and I've started it. I realized as I did after the first email where it talks about inspiration that perhaps that is what has been working against me. In the past insp... Read more

  • Neurotransmitters, endorphine, enkephalins, epinephrine, seratonin, dopeamine, aceytylcholine--OH MY

    6/11/2017 8:41:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Brain chemicals are why we feel euphoric or depressed or "normal" or anxious or serene or sleepy or energetic or.......... And you thought it was "your feelings" only! chris... Read more

  • food addiction --just images

    6/11/2017 8:16:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction

    6/11/2017 7:40:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating Very, very readable--well all except one quite technical chapter. But I loved that chapter, too. by Anne Katherine, M.A. stay tuned........ Read more

  • It`s Been a Day of Busy!

    6/10/2017 10:39:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I set up 14 5% Challenge Teams. I met 12 friends for brunch in White Rock. I came home and invited Overall Leaders to all the Challenge Teams. I set up them up as Leaders. I made a new recipe - Broccoli Salad (thanks hubby for shopping) Attended a funeral, skipped the food a... Read more

  • WDW Day 4

    6/10/2017 9:13:07 PM, by JVANAM

    Four more days at WDW. Some of my kids (& G-kids) leave tomorrow. The other Kids, G-Kids & GG-Kids will stay on with me till Wed. Tuesday ends my ImaginEar Seminar. WDW vacationers hold your ears for (the summer of &) 10/7/2021. The 50th Anniversary of WDW. New parks. New rides, New eateries, A ... Read more

  • SMART GOALS Summer 2017

    6/9/2017 4:27:13 PM, by CHERYLN

    My plan is to lose 12 pounds this 8-week session. I will do it by tracking every BLT and staying in my given calorie range. I will assess how I am doing after 4 weeks and see if I am on track or need to do something different. As well as doing 30 minutes of cardio a day, I will add in an ST se... Read more

  • It makes a difference

    6/8/2017 5:38:50 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This week has already been crazy busy and I'm nowhere near through it. Good crazy busy, but still very long days and easy to let things slide. My mantra this week to help me stay on track is "It makes a difference". I know that for the next 4 days I really won't have time for long h... Read more

  • Invitation to 2017 Summer 5% Challenge

    6/8/2017 10:38:27 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make n... Read more

  • SMART GOALS - BLC34

    6/7/2017 8:26:17 PM, by GRACIEC

    BLC34 SMART GOALS Long term goal - get into a healthy BMI range Short term goal - Lose 15 pounds I will reach my goal by: NUTRITION PLAN - keep carbs under 30 - stay in my calorie range - eat a minimum of 3 veggies a day - eat planned snacks - weigh or measure e... Read more

  • Trying Harder This Summer

    6/7/2017 2:10:39 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make n... Read more

  • My Mom is so smart

    6/7/2017 1:06:11 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey all, My is Mom 89, she did WW when it first started, one of the many things she learned was when making a sandwich toast one piece of Bread, and then cut it in half, thru the bread. So it looks like a whole sandwich! I was going to Curves one day with friends and I told them that, they sai... Read more

  • followup blog

    6/7/2017 9:51:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    Now it’s my turn. Take out a piece of paper or open a new document on your computer. Then select an area you’d like to change and make a list of every possible action, no matter how small, that would help you make progress. I want (need) to restart my healthy habits so I can lose some wei... Read more

  • Life is Hard, Food is Easy by Linda Spangle

    6/7/2017 9:42:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    How to actually get started. Because inertia must be overcome. Write down as many ideas as possible to just DO SOMETHING toward my goal. Even brainstorming will help to motivate. (Next blog will be my own list.) Here is the example in the book: Things that will help me(person... Read more

  • If you crave chocolate. (Talking to myself)

    6/6/2017 11:08:03 PM, by CHRISSYMACD66

    Google it. I dare you. If you crave chocolate your body needs... The "Google-verse" seems to think the answer is "magnesium". Or water. Or sulphur, or tryptophan or..or . or... If I want chocolate, I want chocolate. Period. End of discussion. Now. There are days when I can portion out one servi... Read more

  • Day - 15

    6/6/2017 11:23:22 AM, by NORDY44

    My motivation has been sporadic since beginning again. I just can't seem to get into a routine. If I did, I know I'd be back on track more quickly. I am moving more and doing a ton of gardening; however, gardening is generally on the weekends and I need something more consistent. I think I really ju... Read more

  • Dinner hike and twin time

    6/5/2017 10:55:56 PM, by TIKITAMI

    It was a beautiful day so Jeff and I headed out for a dinner hike. We chose an 8K one up the mountain behind us and packed a picnic dinner. I was surprised how quiet the trails were considering the weather but it was nice to have it to ourselves. 4K straight up, the view was amazing. I love... Read more

  • we were served colored cauliflower today-- interesting

    6/5/2017 8:31:30 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Must be the hormones

    6/5/2017 11:41:04 AM, by MOMMACASSEY

    I've been trying to lose weight again pretty much since the birth of my last child. He'll be 3 before the summer ends. Granted, I didn't work very hard at it for the first year, but I signed up with a boot camp gym for a while at about 1.5 years. I worked my way into it, ate healthy (after all, I... Read more

  • June 5-11 Workout Schedule

    6/5/2017 8:44:12 AM, by MOMIN09

    This used to help me stay on track but I stopped doing it. Back to my weekly workout plans to help me stay accountable. Monday - Krav Maga Tuesday - Daily Burn Wednesday - Krav Maga Thursday - Krav Maga Friday - Daily Burn Saturday - Bellin 10K Sunday - Daily Burn... Read more

  • Coach Jen's suggestions about the teams I asked her about.

    6/5/2017 7:48:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    Please cut and paste the links. I did not bother to put them in as actual links. 24 chris FROM COACH JEN: Here's one about food addiction: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
    groups_individ ual.asp?gid=3287 And one about (compulsive) overeating: www.sparkpeople.com/myspa... Read more

  • My knees are feeling better! After 2 PT sessions and doing the home straightening legs tactics.

    6/5/2017 7:44:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sit on the bed against the wall. Put heat under the legs and ice on top of the knees. After waiting for that to work, use a looped belt to pull toes toward me, stretching the back of the leg and using the front thigh muscles. I hate doing this, especially the 3X a day prescribed. But I t... Read more

  • My first research into fo food addiction. Thank you all for your suggestions.

    6/5/2017 7:29:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    I also just ordered the book written by this same author/doctor/researcher. Chris I will try to put up her name........ give me a little time. 2) Reclaim your brain. For all addictions, it's imperative to do what it takes to heal both the reward and executive centers in the brain. In orde... Read more

  • DWD Day 1.5

    6/5/2017 1:03:58 AM, by JVANAM

    Today EPCOT. So far I'm not far a field from my daily goals. You do tend to walk about quite a fit-bit. Should you have special food needs the various dining rooms are made aware of them by Guest Services. The problem child I have yet to encounter is the fast food stands. I,E. Disney Charro... Read more

  • Is there a SP team focusing on food addiction, obsessive-compulsive overeating?

    6/4/2017 6:37:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I don't think I am talking about "binging" or "emotional eating." thanks, chris... Read more

  • Obstacles and Soap and Mud

    6/4/2017 5:04:32 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I promise I haven't disappeared! It's been a crazy couple of weeks but really amazing. I am happy to report I finally hit my wall, my turning point that got me back on track and it's been wonderful. I got heartburn. It's been so long since I've had it but I've let weight creep b... Read more

  • Pizza

    6/4/2017 1:22:59 PM, by KOI239

    I was home alone and didn't feel like cooking or eating leftovers and a little stressed out as my car has been in shop longer than they quoted. Domino commercial on tv and I had only eaten a late breakfast. I looked at my dog and said the magic word "Pizza". He picked up his ears jumped down and ra... Read more

  • day 12

    6/4/2017 12:18:45 PM, by LBP1961

    I am still here. Just so busy outside with the gardening and the landscape that I don't have time to log in. That is a very good thing. Because it will be two weeks that I am doing all I need to do for my optimal health, I am going for a reflexology massage on my feet Tuesday. Pure luxury. I h... Read more

  • JVANAM Tripin' to WDW. Will write soon.

    6/3/2017 8:19:17 PM, by JVANAM

    JVANAM Tripin' to WDW. Will write soon.... Read more

  • SP articleL: Change negative thoughts about yourself tp positive, motivating thoughts!

    6/3/2017 11:54:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
    g.asp?post=12_things_you_s
    hould_never_to_say_to_yourself Here are examples, but the whole article is well worth reading! Chris 1. Negative: "I need to burn fat." Positive: "I need to build muscle." 243 . 2. Negative: "I hate lifting ... Read more

  • Knees--oh my!

    6/2/2017 9:01:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    After 2 PT sessions, one in the pool, knees still hurt. PT person says major inflammation. X -rays show cartilage is thinning but still OK. Tissues all around the knee and below and above are lumpy and sore when pushed on--or just stay sore. Sometimes that pain pretty much totally goes aw... Read more

  • Tracking my foods. The place I live gives us a menu (for dinner) for the week.

    6/2/2017 8:43:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    That has helped me a great deal--having a weekly dinner menu already set. I can skip whatever is scheduled as a "special" if I want to. Then I can choose from a different menu. 41 Tonight I got the "special" which is fish on Fridays. 492 I did not get the breaded or beer battered fish. 41 I got... Read more

  • Tracking foods--the best place for me to start.

    6/2/2017 8:20:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    I knew this! But when I was considering re-starting my healthy habits I just felt confused. Thanks everyone! chris... Read more

  • The Right Things - day 9

    6/2/2017 11:59:28 AM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning we are headed to Mount Vernon WA for camping weekend. I am going to quickly scoot around and pack up. The Right Things I am doing 1) no crackers or chips of any kind (17 months streak!) 2) Overeaters Anon meetings 3) 3 meals a day, no snacking! 4) restaurant - look u... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 6/2/17

    6/2/2017 2:24:28 AM, by JVANAM

    Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress!... Read more

  • And work it

    6/1/2017 11:11:50 PM, by TEEZIE

    Day two of back on track working out. I walked during lunch today and yesterday. Today I went to the gym. I worked out about an hour. Mini me and I had a blast. Just need to figure out how to track it correctly. 521 I feel good. 386 I got this. 244... Read more

  • Talking to myself

    6/1/2017 9:01:12 PM, by CHRISSYMACD66

    Multi-tasking. I have a "to-do" list. From May 26th. Things that absolutely, positively, needed to be done on May 26th. It is June 1st and they are not done. "Why?", you may ask? Well, because unlike the other people in my day-to-day existence, I don't have the luxury of... Read more

  • The Right Things - day 8

    6/1/2017 12:09:41 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I am home - cleaning house, going to an Overeaters Anon meeting, dinner out with friends celebrating Monica`s birthday. Last weekend I went to a Christian Women`s Retreat. The meals were great and the attendees all bring snacks to share. There was an 18` table laden with an over abundanc... Read more

  • day 9

    6/1/2017 6:25:15 AM, by LBP1961

    I lost 2 pounds. I was expecting at least 5 pounds since I haven't been on a diet and exercice for so long. And that is what I use to lose in the first week. I hate the scale. It devastates my mood with numbers. My clothes are looser, I know I am going in the right direction. I will not ... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 6/1/17

    6/1/2017 2:08:04 AM, by JVANAM

    Sometimes you have to go out on the ledge to see the view of where you want to be.... Read more

  • Whew

    6/1/2017 12:57:21 AM, by TEEZIE

    Been through alot lately. Was unemployed for a couple months. Finally back employed. Temporary job. But it should last about 18 months. Been too busy to do anything. Just started back walking today. Im going to walk during lunch and then work out a couple days a week. Mini me is going to join... Read more

  • Weekly Update

    5/31/2017 3:49:04 PM, by FUCHSIARASCAL

    Another Tuesday training session has come and gone... so it's time for an update! Last night was a legs/cardio workout, which was good because I had a make-up session on Saturday where we did arms and I was still sore from that! Another battle with the stairmaster, and then we did a lot of work on t... Read more

  • starting to track my foods

    5/31/2017 10:42:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is the place to start. Right? chris... Read more

  • Day-9

    5/31/2017 9:03:25 AM, by NORDY44

    Still moving forward. I have finally gotten over my cold. I've been eating healthier and trying to move more. Did a lot of gardening over the weekend. Today I need to do a real workout on top of walking the dog. Feeling pretty good!... Read more

  • day 8

    5/31/2017 5:51:16 AM, by LBP1961

    A full week, and I am still going. I am motivated and not trying to find excuses not to exercise. I am actually full of energy and looking forward to the beginning of the day. Tomorrow is my weight in. I have decided to not weigh in every day or every monday as usual. I will weight in... Read more

  • Supper

    5/30/2017 6:15:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    OK I have to try harder to limit my foods! I should have divided it in half and taken half for lunch tomorrow. A person at my table did that. She did it after I had already finished my meal. 24 I know how but totally forgot! I did order a salad and a cup of soup for an appetizer and I did get fres... Read more

  • Thanks for all your great advice about re-starting my weight loss efforts!

    5/30/2017 1:19:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I will re-read all your great comments and then pick and choose a plan for right now. I had a great physical therapy session and will go to the pool for the next PT session. I am thrilled! That gives me hope that I can reduce knee pain. It is a continual frustration about our desserts her... Read more

  • First Physical Therapy session for both knees. GREAT!

    5/30/2017 1:10:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Mainly he put heat under my knees and ice on top of my knees. Then, one leg at a time, use a strap to bend the toes and foot up toward the knees. hold 5 sec. Repeat 20 times each leg. I am supposed to do this 3 times a day. Then Thursday a session in the swimming pool! 244 He... Read more

  • Then and now...

    5/30/2017 10:48:31 AM, by CHRISSYMACD66

    I wish I was as "fat" now as I (thought) I was then. All through high school I was 110 lbs. At 5'2" that is not exactly fat. I could use a bandana as a belt. But, because of my build I was a size 8 rather than the size 5 or smaller that my friends were, some of them taller and/or heavier than ... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 5/30/17

    5/30/2017 1:20:55 AM, by JVANAM

    Parents (not televisions) should talk to children during dinnertime.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 5/29/17

    5/29/2017 4:04:06 PM, by JVANAM

    Small changes lead to big changes and big changes lead to results.... Read more

  • day 6

    5/29/2017 1:40:20 PM, by LBP1961

    Wow, I am still here and strong. My motivation is trough the roof. I know I should not toot my own horn but so far, my food is on track, my exercices is on track as well. I don't find excuses. I just do what I have to do. We gardened all week-end, it was very fun to do with my husband. We took... Read more

  • How do I re-start weight loss?

    5/29/2017 1:36:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was doing well here in the new place for a few weeks. Weight went down a little. Now I am definitely off the wagon. Birthday cake is gone! 20 When I was losing, I was ordering a large entre dinner salad maybe 3 times a week. I was campaigning for healthier dessert choices. Sadly they are... Read more

  • Bad influence

    5/29/2017 9:50:19 AM, by KOI239

    Fell of the wagon! Husbands and/or boyfriends can be a very bad influence. Holidays and parties too! I had been doing great with my diet but then came this week end holiday and a party on a boat. The only chairs not in the sun were right across from food. I started out being good with a healthy sand... Read more