Happy 2016; Live Well...720 Days Sparking Positive
Friday, January 01, 2016 6 comments
Over the past 720 days, I learned stand-up paddleboarding, hula-hooping, and ice-skating since January 12, 2014. I became and remain a Spirited Underdog! I have been doing consecutive 5% less SP challenges since the spring challenge of 2014. ... Read more
500 Days Milestone...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 7 comments
Today marks 500 days of SparkPeople in my life. When I started out as an irritated, 225 pound, obese woman sixteen months ago, I was skeptical that I would do what I had planned--lose, lose, lose, and get healthier. I was irritated becaus... Read more
Learning SparkPeople in increments works...
Sunday, May 24, 2015 8 comments
Learning Sparkpeople tools, even just setting up the start page, took time. I did it in small increments. First, I told myself to start with just the nutrition tracker because it was time consuming at first. After a few weeks of entering my meal... Read more
5% winter challenge participation working its intentions...
Saturday, February 28, 2015 5 comments
WEIGHING IN on the WEIGH IN...I admit this time I am not losing weight. I started around 159 at the beginning of this winter 5% challenge, and I weigh 158 today. However, I am doing everything right, and I am losing fat for certain. Appar... Read more
DIANEDOESSMILES...Spirited Underdogs 5% Challenge Leader
Monday, January 12, 2015 11 comments
This last day of my first year at SP, and the first weekend of the 2015 winter 5% less challenge, ... Read more
SparkPeople as another alternative to gastric bypass...and affairs
Saturday, January 10, 2015 11 comments
It was in the fall of 2013...A co-worker showed up looking like a fraction of the woman she used to be, and she credited it to the Lapband or one of those alternative gastric bypass procedures. She recommended it to me, as I weighed 225 at the ... Read more
Five, Four, Three, Two, One...Take Two
Thursday, January 08, 2015 11 comments
Hi Sparkpeople, I am in the last five days of my first year of Sparkpeople. I had gone into this effort at first with a bit of anger and grievance--thinking I had a heavier cross to bear than all of my naturally thin friends...I have sorted t... Read more
From 20 to Size 12: No words to explain how this feels in only nine months
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 37 comments
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Open Apology to my Skinny Friends...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 9 comments
I get it now! I have these two skinny friends...I called them exercise anorexics to describe just how thin these two ladies are to my less skinny friends. It creates the image of a lean look without puffy areas. I don't always see them eating... Read more
Past the weigh in day, but I finally made it 100% of 5%...
Monday, May 26, 2014 7 comments
Basically, to lose 5%, I needed to weigh 10 pounds less within 8 weeks. Today was my day. Now, I need to keep it off until weigh in day and forever after. I cannot remember the last time I weighed in the 180's! I am using the nutrition ... Read more
My Aunt put a Curse on me...
Sunday, May 25, 2014 2 comments
I was an inquisitive kid without a filter, so I thought I was Sparking positive for my aunt, when I said, "You are so beautiful; why are you so fat?" Without skipping a beat, she replied, "Don't worry, when you grow up, you are going to lo... Read more
Seventeen years, and then 133 Days...
Saturday, May 24, 2014 6 comments
I have guilt when others struggle to succeed at SP. I have been on SP since Jan. 12, 2014. I have only hit one plateau that lasted 21 days, and then the scale moved again. I had a steady upward movement of the scale for seventeen years. I wa... Read more
Dreaded Dr.'s Office Scale...Whew!
Thursday, May 08, 2014 2 comments
So, I have lost 30 of 95 pounds that I plan to shed. I was heading to the urgent care this morning to make sure my pain under my ribs and under my shoulder blade on the left side was not a heart attack. I decided it was from the exercising, but... Read more
No one else but me...
Monday, April 14, 2014 7 comments
I am not doing this for anyone else, and no one else is making me do this…No one else made me eat all of that lovely food, and choose not to exercise. No one else took me to Dress Barn to size up to 16, 18, then 20 and 2X. No one else helped me... Read more
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