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  • Time for a change

    2/28/2015 9:12:12 AM, by NATURALROCKS

    My little person turned 1 last month 383 and I turned 40 this month! So I know it was time to stop putting off what needed to be done. I need to drop this so called "baby weight" This is not my first time around and so I know this journey will consist of small steps. So I started a weekly ch... Read more

  • It's All YOU Baby!

    2/28/2015 3:07:47 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I was thinking today about something that we all know, but it really had my wheels turning today for some reason. We already know that this is all on us. Regardless of how much support we have, weight loss buddies, weight watchers meetings, OA meetings, work out partners, fitness classes, Spark peop... Read more

  • Eating Disorder/WLS and Starting Over

    2/27/2015 4:35:28 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Eating Disorder/WLS and Starting Over My surgeon said that most people who are obese, or morbidly obese HAVE an eating disorder = An unhealthy relationship with food. The uncontrollable, have to have it EVEN when one is not hungry... that famine feeling, the hiding of food for ... Read more

  • BFF Day At Disneyland!

    2/26/2015 3:03:08 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    Okay, so it wasn't REALLY BFF day at Disneyland but it felt like it! I got buttons made that say "Best Friends" and one has Mickey and one Pluto and I was surprised how many people commented on how cute our buttons were. I didn't think anyone would notice but they did. We had such a great time.... Read more

  • ***** Six Month Surgery Check up ~ HURT and Angry **** 02/24/15

    2/25/2015 1:26:08 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Today 02/24/15 Tuesday I went to see my Surgeon from my Vertical Sleeve Surgery... it was my SIX month check-up and I was very excited to see my Surgeon. I couldn't wait to get to the doctors office as I was so PROUD of my accomplishments! Like yeh!!!!!!!! I finally made it,... Read more

  • Weekend report

    2/22/2015 7:33:23 PM, by TIFFA409

    I didn't do wonderful but I didn't do horrible either. Friday night I volunteered to be the designated driver so I avoided any liquid calories and nobody harrassed me to drink because hey- who doesn't like having a DD? I was up past my bedtime though and truly was hungry and caved and helped e... Read more

  • Taking That Proverbial First Step, Again

    2/22/2015 1:21:45 PM, by 10KSTEPKEP

    I've been up and down with my weight throughout my life. A few years ago I lost 30 lbs and I'm here to lose the last 50 within a year. It's a reasonable goal but one that has it's challenges. A lack of motivation (when the scale doesn't move) and cravings have a way of side tracking me, bu... Read more

  • Credit ....

    2/21/2015 9:41:37 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Value of Credit .... Using it wisely NOW :-) When one is younger.... one thinks that they are INVINCIBLE This "was" me = UNTIL............... I woke up and cut up MOST of my cards Put myself on restriction VERY recently and n... Read more

  • Square Peg...Round Hole...

    2/21/2015 3:08:19 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    It was only a couple days ago I posted about trying to do this whole kind of game/reward system thing. I have tried stuff like this before, it has NEVER worked. What possessed me to think that THIS TIME it would work is beyond me. I am one month away from being on this journey for 3 years... yes ... Read more

  • I confess.....I ate over 1000 calories for breakfast

    2/19/2015 10:26:48 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    This morning I seriously ate that much in calories. I have been up for 2hrs mind you....and within that time frame I have ate over 1000 calories! I will be 100% honest it wasn't good nutritious food that brought me to that astronomical number. Nope, I cannot even redeem myself by saying oh ... Read more

  • Calling all Sparkers!!! Fat girl fighting depression & needing support.

    2/19/2015 6:16:07 AM, by THESHELBSTER

    Hello fellow Sparkly friends, Once again, I have been pretty much almost completely inactive on Spark as of late. To be completely straight up honest with you, I got bit by the depression bug BAD. Until today, I have been spending all my free time sleeping on the couch, falling asleep wit... Read more

  • Still truckin along - 6 weeks in!

    2/18/2015 5:37:22 PM, by FBEEZY

    Hi!! I am 6 weeks into my new healthy lifestyle and I feel great! Down 15lbs and every single pound was earned with hard work exercising, making the right choices with food and eating healthy every day! Been cooking healthy meals every Sunday for the work week and eating a big salad most nights... Read more

  • Trying Not To Lose My Marbles....

    2/16/2015 3:06:19 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I am going to be trying some different stuff. Now knowing me, I could quit at any moment and forget all about it... 246 But this one I am really hoping is going to stick. I made a kind of "game" for myself... I guess it's really not a game but it sounds more fun that way. 211 I will try to spare y... Read more

  • 2/13/15 ordered a Conquer Vertical Climber Fitness Climbing Machine

    2/14/2015 8:43:58 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Conquer Vertical Climber Fitness Climbing Machine $149 on About 2 months ago I ordered this Power Tower $129 at 26 WHY am I investing in machines for my home? To help FIRM up my body and get in better health. REMEMBER: The ... Read more

  • 2/14/15 Computer crashed/brought a new one $348 at Walmart ***

    2/14/2015 8:06:19 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    2/14/15 Computer crashed/brought a new one $348 at Walmart *** 3am = no warning.. nothing 198 ... I was watching TV and my computer literally just shut off.. UNTOUCHED... I turned it back on and my windows 7 was suddenly not recognized as a program. I was like OH MY GOD! all my files... Read more

  • Sometimes This Isn't Fun...

    2/14/2015 3:01:23 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I know you are probably saying to yourself "Well, duh!!" 20 But as I was sitting here, struggling, in a funk, I thought to myself man, sometimes this stuff is just not fun. Sometimes it is hard, sometimes it doesn't feel worth it... but the keyword there was sometimes. Not all the time, just someti... Read more

  • This is me

    2/8/2015 9:03:59 PM, by TIFFA409

    I have never taken/posted a "before" picture. This is hard for me, to expose myself to the world. I had to force myself to stop sucking it in and take a "this is the real me" photograph. I am down 9 pounds from my highest/starting weight, so I am a little late with this. Better late than n... Read more

  • How I'm Feeling + Disneyland Pics...

    2/8/2015 3:13:35 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    This is just a quick update to tell everyone thanks for being so supportive. I am really having a rough time with food and other things right now and it is not going well. I will be headed to Vegas to see my Gammie Monday-Friday and I'm hoping this will give me a chance to recharge and get back to b... Read more

  • Second mini-goal met! Thoughts and looking for advice.

    2/7/2015 5:46:53 PM, by TIFFA409

    I have now lost 5% of my initial body weight! Woo hoo! I am excited to be making progress. The scale is moving and my "fat jeans" no longer hurt. They are still a little tighter in the thighs than I would wish for, but progress is progress. Other than the jeans not pinching anymore, I really ca... Read more

  • 02/02/15 = Day 11 = 19 days May I have some MORE please?

    2/2/2015 11:18:25 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    02/02/15 = Day 11 = 19 days remain. 204Keeping a CLOSER eye on things as there are only 19 days left until my dr appt. 128 9:00 a.m. = 2 protein shakes Began drinking 16 oz of Pro. Shake = 60 Proteins + 14 carbs total* 128 10:30 a.m. sunflower seeds (maybe 20 seeds) ... Read more

  • Here's What February Is Going To Be For Me...

    2/2/2015 6:45:02 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I'll try to keep this short and sweet, which is hard for me. 246 I am having a rough time,...horrible day, then a good day then a blah day. What I realized is that I had 37 days perfectly on track before the binge day. That was amazing in itself and that is by far the longest I've ever gone w... Read more

  • Relaxing my goals a bit

    2/1/2015 2:21:44 PM, by TIFFA409

    I am not changing my ultimate goals of fitness, but I am going to relax my timeline in how quickly I arrive there. The more I think about it,the more I am supporting my own decision. I had originally wanted to achieve that ideal "2 pounds a week", but now I am thinking more to the tune of 5 pounds... Read more

  • 02/01/15 = Day 10 (268.8) = 20 days remain

    2/1/2015 2:20:05 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    02/01/15 = Day 10 (268.8) = 20 days remain. 227 TRUE STORY: Today, Sunday as I am listening to the Superbowl pre-game show and physically going thru huge plastic lid boxes to find ALL of my bills in preparation to pay them off with my income tax coming soon.... when I was done liftin... Read more

  • Income Tax Time: What will YOU do differently THIS time?

    2/1/2015 9:20:35 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    it is Income Tax Time... what will YOU do differently THIS time around? Are you like me that you have your monthly bills and then you have those EXTRA BILLS like credit cards and hospital bills, etc....... the EXTRA BILLS... bills that are put aside because you really can't afford... Read more

  • WHO in your life will carry you thru the fire... by Cruisegal55

    2/1/2015 8:38:59 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Today, Sunday, I was taking out the time to read my responses to my posts and going to each person's sparkpage to comment on their pages... just to return the favor on how they took out time to read my sparkpage and low and behold I came across this post on Cruisgal55's sparkpage.... it REALLY m... Read more

  • 01/31/15 = Day 9 (269.8) = 21 days remain.

    1/31/2015 9:20:28 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    01/31/15 = Day 9 (269.8) = 21 days remain. 193 WEIGHT HISTORY: 01/01/13 = 347.0 lbs = My highest weight ever 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = Weight PRIOR to surgery 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs 07/28/14 = VSS 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs 08... Read more

  • Such A Complicated Relationship...

    1/30/2015 3:02:36 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    *SIGHS* This relationship has been on again off again since I was a teenager. But we have been together, exclusively since March of 2012. We've had our ups and downs, our good and our bad... but we can't stay away from each other. Or more specifically, I can't stay away from him. I am tal... Read more