Group Picture

Blogs     Join this team to post to the wall

  • more about changes

    5/7/2015 12:20:44 AM, by WOOLYUKE

    It's kinda weird when you go from being inactive to active. I sleep much better. I feel disoriented sometimes because my life is different.I have a better attitude towards myself, being less apt to 'yell' at myself . Today I did almost 25 minutes of dance workouts. LAUGHING OUT LOUD! who'da th... Read more

  • Start anew

    5/1/2015 11:14:09 AM, by METCHOSINITE

    it is May 1st. A good time to start anew. Back from 4 months in Mexico. I plan on going to the gym monday, wednesday and friday. Then the rest of the week is house and garden work. Plus I have to be consistent in recording my food. So today is a good day to start anew.... Read more

  • Reflections on change

    4/30/2015 6:49:05 PM, by WOOLYUKE

    I want to write a blog about using the wii and about food and all kinds of great things that seem to be changing. But first I want to write about the change itself. Both my partner Kent ( woolyuke_sguy) and I have had a couple of major depression times over the last few years. We are at a poin... Read more

  • Cortisol, my magic key to weight loss.

    4/30/2015 10:38:17 AM, by TIAONYX1

    I've found it! My magic key to weight loss!! In my research into what causes stress, I learned that cortisol is what wakes you up in the morning, causes weight-gain and increase fat around your stomach, suppresses thyroid function, slow wound healing and and makes me think I have diabetes because ... Read more

  • Aquafit and B Vitamins

    4/29/2015 10:02:34 AM, by TIAONYX1

    On Monday, April 27, 2015 I went to aquafit class in an attempt to distress. That morning, along with my usual gummies vitamins (multi, D and Omega 3), I took a 100ml B vitamin and 2 probiotic pills. I weighted 217.2 lbs. I ate 1567 calories that day (I eat between 1500-1800 on average daily). ... Read more

  • Stress and weight gain

    4/28/2015 8:35:25 AM, by TIAONYX1

    So recently I was laid off. Unlike my last gung-ho attempts to find gainful employment, I'm not remotely motivated. I did a score. 18 jobs in 23 years. The reason why I went back to school is because the score was 14 jobs in 18 years. Changed careers and I'm still 4 jobs in 5 years. I didn't real... Read more

  • What Song Are You?

    4/24/2015 8:39:53 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Take the test
    =trafficcheck Mine - "Happy" by Pharrell Williams! You are a real optimist through and through. You always manage to see the glass half-full and ... Read more

  • Getting a Lot Done

    4/24/2015 2:09:00 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Booking the cruise was an impulsive thing to do (glad we did it) so I have a number of things to get done in the next few days. I have things to complete and some spring cleaning to complete and a suitcase to pack. I found out there is laundry available on the ship so I am happy. I had a ligh... Read more

  • Last leg of pregnancy...nutrition...g

    4/23/2015 12:56:12 AM, by LISAKRISTY

    So...I'm on my last leg of pregnancy! WOOHOO!!! Baby is due to arrive in 3 weeks and 1 day. Soooooo excited! I have never felt so bloated/large in my body...even at my heaviest of 266 pounds...and ahhhh the aches, pains, and ALL the other pregnancy inconveniences/disturbances...
    but still soooooo... Read more

  • Losing Weight on a 20 Day Cruise - Yes I Will!

    4/21/2015 12:42:14 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Based on BMI scores, a 5-foot, 5-inch adult would be considered: Underweight at 110 pounds or less (BMI less than 18.5) Normal weight at 111 to 149 pounds (BMI = 18.5-24.9) Overweight at 150 to 179 pounds (BMI = 25-29.9) Obese at 180 to 210 pounds (BMI = 30-34.9) Extremely obese at 211 ... Read more

  • A member since 2009, and not at my goal? Why?

    4/20/2015 8:42:08 PM, by PRIMEOFMYLIFE

    Why? I'll tell you why! I don't stay with the program, that I know works! It's my own fault! Notice what happens when I track? Yes, the results are immediate and positive! I feel so great when that happens! So why don't I continue? A hundred and one excuses! Why so weak? Again, a hun... Read more

  • Panama Canal Cruise

    4/20/2015 6:21:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are going on our first ever cruise - Panama Canal. We leave Fort Lauderdale, FL on April 29th and will be arriving in Vancouver, B.C. (our home) on May 18th. We will likely be dining with our friends each evening. I plan on doing the yoga classes and water aerobics when I can, but there will be d... Read more

  • I hate my fat neck

    4/17/2015 8:09:17 AM, by METCHOSINITE

    i have come to a point where I am sick and tired of my fat neck and back. I never really looked at that because I am usually covered up so I don't see it. However my neck has always bothered me. I am discouraged from exercising the last week because it is so hot and humid here. It is 23 celcius here... Read more

  • Lifetime Accomplishment in 2015!

    4/17/2015 12:07:39 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I swam in the DEEP end of the pool! This is only the second time I have been in the deep end, BUT the first time I swam. I wanted to overcome my extreme panic and fear of deep water. DH was with me. I started with 2 flotations belts, 2 aqua barbells and a noodle. Over the next 40 minutes I paddled a... Read more

  • Positive steps forward

    4/12/2015 10:34:41 AM, by RICKYDAF

    I have been a member of Sparkpeople now since Christmas 2006 but it's taken me till now to fully understand myself. I wanted a quick fix...was quite successful at first then I let a few peoples bad habits my own and I then gained back the weight and more... I was so unhappy with myself in fact I c... Read more

  • Week 1 Weigh - WooHoo!

    4/11/2015 11:24:08 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I love this picture, if only it was that easy to get thin! But I am doing the happy dance this morning. Last week I was 222.2 pounds and today 217.4! WooHoo down 4.8 pounds!!! This week I changed a few things. 1) breakfast is 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries and one boiled egg ... Read more

  • Jill of All Trades

    4/11/2015 2:47:09 AM, by SASSISPRING

    Over this past week I've had a couple friends suggest that I return to writing. I can't tell you the date, but some time, many long years back, I stopped writing. One day I woke up and realized that months had gone by without my writing down any thoughts. Realize that I've been writing since I wa... Read more

  • Doctor Update & Back on Track

    4/8/2015 6:45:54 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I eliminated a couple of time wasters - Facebook's Candy Crush & Bejewelled Blitz. I felt great about it! Then I worked for an hour, and went for a one hour walk in the forest. I did the Pinewood Trail that meanders down a very long steep hill, so a good cardio workout coming back up. ... Read more

  • Food

    4/7/2015 2:14:05 AM, by SASSISPRING

    It's been a week, a week of not paying attention, of letting myself not have to focus on what I'm eating and not having to put that at the front all the time. I sat back the other day to think on when I really started to focus on what I put in my mouth - it would have been age 13. Up until then I ... Read more