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  • The Wall: Do I Climb Over, Dig Under or Pummel Through?

    7/26/2015 6:47:52 PM, by CARROT143

    The dreaded plateau. For a month now I have weighed the same within a pound up or down. I knew I would see a slow down eventually as I'd never lost so steadily in my whole life. I also was expecting a slow down because I'm older and historically have taken a long time to lose weight. It doesn't... Read more

  • The Deflated Balloon

    7/22/2015 10:46:22 AM, by CARROT143

    I've been dieting since I was 15 so I have gained and lost a lot of weight over the years. I'm accustomed to seeing my body change along the way. My "tummy" has moved from being high to being low on my torso at different times. My tummy, arms, legs, and breasts all have stretch marks from this rolle... Read more

  • The "TO DO" List - Part 1

    7/20/2015 10:55:18 AM, by CARROT143

    Call it what you like: a to do list, a bucket list, a wish list, a list of goals. Today I decided I have lost enough weight and am exercising regularly so I feel ready to do some things I haven't ever done. They all require some time and planning so I figure I need to get going! Here's my top... Read more

  • Not as easy as it sounds....

    7/19/2015 5:11:08 PM, by CINDILP

    Just a quick update. Yesterday's blog was about No S. Right now, its no snacks for me. I am realizing something. First I must spend a lot of my time eating snacks. I am trying to keep myself busy so I don't eat something mindlessly. I am realizing how hard this really is and how much I devote to eat... Read more

  • SO far behind in getting ahead...

    7/19/2015 12:45:44 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I finally got moving to a daily routine...sort of. I'm only on day 3 which is usually where I peter right on out. but...going to finish this damn thing if it .... if it....well, if it makes me feel better I guess. LOL So can't talk much as you can tell by my sporadic blogs off doing the busy ... Read more

  • No S

    7/18/2015 10:44:06 PM, by CINDILP

    What can you blame most of your weight gain on? Okay, most are saying at this point "Duh, eating too much and moving too little." I've been asking myself this question and one painful answer keeps surfacing, snacking. I eat pretty healthy. I fluctuate between, low carb, no carb, moderate carb, low o... Read more

  • Mid Way Slump

    7/15/2015 11:10:09 PM, by CINDILP

    Do you ever feel like you are in a slump? There are many kinds of slumps. There is the diet slump and weight loss slump. Nothing seems to be happening regardless of how good you've been...or not. Exercise slumps can occur when you go out and do a light or easy or short workout and feel like you did ... Read more

  • It Works!

    7/14/2015 11:11:47 PM, by CINDILP

    Spark people does work. Tracking food, tracking exercise and posting in the community. Making time to do it all gets you thinking about the things you need to do to stay focused. There are so many things out there to distract us, it's important to keep the focus on your health habits. Even doing thi... Read more

  • Losing A Friendship - Gaining Peace of Mind

    7/14/2015 12:48:04 PM, by CARROT143

    Recently I lost a friendship due to their repeated dishonest and devisive behavior. We'd been friends for over 3 years and I loved her very much. For the last 5 days I've been sad, mad, guilty, confused, exhausted, anxious, and the rest of the emotional spectrum. However I have not once turned... Read more

  • Spark Restart

    7/12/2015 7:59:59 PM, by CINDILP

    Yesterday, I posted about how helpful Spark coach has been for me this week. After posting that I realized that it's something I have to pay for to continue after my 7 days. I understand why it's a paid for feature. But, it got me thinking about what I need to do to stay focused. And it got me think... Read more

  • Spark Coach and Spark Points

    7/12/2015 12:33:59 AM, by CINDILP

    I've recently joined Spark Coach. I've been around here for a long time and haven't felt like I needed Spark Coach. I joined and I'm really liking it. It's motivating me to work on reaching my goals with a renewed interest in all things Spark. It's caused me to renew my interest in Spark Points. Lik... Read more

  • Weight Loss Mentors

    7/9/2015 11:06:02 PM, by CINDILP

    I've joined Spark Coach which appears to be a great way to get tasks and ideas to jumpstart your motivation. The question today is about weight loss mentors. Who would make a good mentor in my life. I'm going to go back to two friends. They were both old enough to be my mother and served as mothers ... Read more

  • recovering from an injury

    7/9/2015 12:59:37 PM, by TIFFA409

    After spending nearly 2 weeks walking around Europe, I was conditioned to walk large amounts every day. Not one day ended under 14,000, most were around 17 and 18,000 steps per day. I was ready to continue this new found mileage, especially since I am not working for the summer. I did well t... Read more

  • Digging Deeper

    7/7/2015 1:40:55 PM, by DAVIS_6311

    Any weight loss journey has two sides to it, the mental and the physical. I'm doing amazing with the physical aspects and have been very proud of my accomplishments. The mental side though has been even crazier now that I am within reach of my goal weight. I feel like I've built this wall up with br... Read more

  • Removing CAN'T From My Vocabulary

    7/7/2015 10:46:58 AM, by CARROT143

    Recently my weight loss has hit a plateau. I expected it to happen months ago so I shouldn't be concerned - I am a middle aged woman who has lost 50 lbs and I know losing steadily isn't always realistic. However I do want to be proactive about continuing to lose so I spoke with a friend who has a lo... Read more

  • 4th of July and today

    7/5/2015 10:19:33 PM, by GOLDIEFOXX

    our 4th of July was good, we went to my parents house and had a get together with my sister and her boyfriend. My son was obsessed with my moms walker and used it all day and all night long! She got it back in May when she had open heart surgery and she used it once.. so he is getting mo... Read more

  • Pat Benatar concert pics!!

    7/4/2015 12:26:22 AM, by GOLDIEFOXX

    My son is 17 and has Autism. He is like his mama, and LOVES his rock n roll!! it's his 'obsession' 334 When i heard that Pat Benatar was going to be playing in a city nearby, I knew I HAD to get tickets, my son LOVES her!!! When he was little we would watch the 80s movie The Legend of Billie Jean... Read more

  • trying to keep busy!

    7/3/2015 12:25:55 AM, by GOLDIEFOXX

    Deer and her two fawns in my backyard. I took this earlier today! I have been off of work since June 24th. Summer school starts up Monday! I have been taking TONS of photos while I've been off. I have been PLASTERING my facebook with super cool shots of all of the deer in my yard.. I think ... Read more