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    12/24/2014 3:21:59 PM, by CRAMPERELLA

    The holidays are an emotional minefield for me. I am an independent woman, so I find the holidays a little difficult to navigate because it is so geared towards family. For many years, I have chosen ... Read more

  • Setting Small Goals & 5% Challenge Info

    12/18/2014 10:24:08 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I am taking small steps to reach big goals. I was sick for a month and still feel so tired. I am setting small daily goals that will get me headed in the right direction. As I feel better there will be more momentum and bigger goals. 1) go to bed early 1/1 2) get up between ... Read more

  • Week 23: Navigating holiday stress

    12/14/2014 4:38:17 PM, by CRAMPERELLA

    The holidays are coming. As a stressed out and anxious binge eater, I have had to put a plan in place to make it through the season without a physical and emotional meltdo... Read more

  • Why the 5% Challenge Works

    12/14/2014 3:46:26 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We take a little break between challenges and reflect on the successes of the last challenge. It so exciting to see the long list of names of those who lost 5% or more, and know how happy they are. Sometimes we do not get the results we would like, but vow to do better in the next challenge. Then th... Read more

  • Winter 5% Challenge

    12/13/2014 12:35:02 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yawn, stretch, wake up... let's get Sparking again. If you took a few weeks off after the Fall 5% Challenge, now is the time to get back on the diet and getting exercising. Invite your friends to the Winter Challenge, get a running start on the next challenge. Are you looking for a way to get ... Read more

  • I think I've hit rock bottom for myself

    12/8/2014 9:57:35 AM, by LIFEASMRSA

    ive let myself go to the point of 140 pounds 😞. I'm officially overweight again for my height and stature. I feel like the laziest and fastest person in the whole world right now. Why can't I get myself to eat healthier and exercise?!? Why is this so hard?!? Why am I in denial!!!! I need to ... Read more

  • Week 22: GUT INSTINCT

    12/6/2014 9:59:25 PM, by CRAMPERELLA

    It is far too easy to get confused and sucked in with all the crazy messages and diet regimes in this fat obsessed world. The diet industry is set up to make you hate yourself and make you fail. I have come to the conclusion... Read more

  • A new start after bariatric surgery on DECEMBER 2nd, 2014 (sleeve gastronomy)

    12/6/2014 4:34:17 PM, by MUM2TOBY

    After about a three year wait to qualify for the surgery, it was done at 10:30 am Dec 2/2014. As the hospital was full, and I was up and walking about to keep gas moving, they turned me loose after lunch on Dec 4/2014 at 3:00 pm. On a full liquid diet for the next three weeks, and as the stomach p... Read more

  • Diet and Exercise! YES!!! Motivation Ignited!

    12/3/2014 1:11:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Meeting New Friends - Sparker LESLIELENORE on the right Traveling Doing fun things with fa... Read more

  • Week 21: GRATITUDE

    11/30/2014 1:36:10 PM, by CRAMPERELLA

    GRATITUDE I have yet to meet someone with the perfect life. From the outside some may appear to lead charmed lives but when you learn about the nitty-gritty of their existence, you realize they are as imperfect... Read more

  • Chronic Illness B*I*N*G*O

    11/29/2014 11:30:08 PM, by SASSISPRING

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