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Tuesday (Tomorrow is Weigh In Wednesday)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      5 comments

Just thought I would post a blog about my week before weigh in day. Each morning I check the scale and it's still a surprise on Weigh-in day. This week, I have done well on tracking and staying within my range. I have even managed to ke... Read more
Journey to Weight Loss
Monday, March 05, 2012      5 comments

Although I joined SparkPeople right before New Year’s, my journey to weight loss began this summer. In fact, it began with my co-worker receiving the diagnosis of pre-diabetes. Her high blood sugar levels that were causing her to fall asleep ... Read more
Visited my Dad
Sunday, March 04, 2012      4 comments

We visited my Dad today in the nursing home. It was good to see his beautiful hair growing in all short and spiky. His eyes seemed a little brighter. He's mad at the nurses for putting posy alarm on his wheelchair. They put it on his chair b... Read more
Month 2 - In Review
Saturday, March 03, 2012      6 comments

This month I am down 7.6 pounds for a total of 15 pounds lost. A total of 3.5 inches are gone from my waist. It's been kind of a strange weight loss month. I lost a couple pounds the first week then hit a plateau for 2 weeks, I rounded out t... Read more
Losing Weight is Like a Video Game
Sunday, February 26, 2012      5 comments

Losing weight is a lot like playing a video game. In every video game there are obstacles. You know there is a way around these obstacles, it's just a matter of finding the secret. Lucky for us, there are plenty of Spark friends ready to shar... Read more
Weigh in Wednesday
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      5 comments

Today was my weigh in day. Today the scale registered exactly the same weight as last week and the week before. Today I am thinner than last week. It's frustrating as I have been down 1-3 pounds all week. This morning, right back where I ... Read more
Monday, February 20, 2012      3 comments

Typically, Mondays are my most dreaded day of the week. Today looking back wasn't bad. I slept last night with no early morning waking. I think this is the first week in several. I think writing about my Mom helped. I am feeling stron... Read more
Body Gallery
Sunday, February 19, 2012      5 comments

I have been trying to visualize what I would look like thinner, but am having a difficult time. I found a website called, mybodygallery.com. You are able to search for photos of real women, based on height, weight and body type. It's interest... Read more
My Mom's hemorrhagic stroke
Thursday, February 16, 2012      6 comments

Three days after Easter 2011, I received a phone call from my Dad at work. The conversation went something like this, "Julie, your Mom is insisting today is Saturday and we both know it's Wednesday, right?" Me, "Yes, Dad you're right today is ... Read more
Sunday, February 12, 2012      3 comments

It was a nice, quiet day today. I started out feeling sick from the food yesterday. I stayed in my calorie range and somehow within my carb allowance. But, I did learn that I would rather skip the food and not feel sick. I drank lots of wate... Read more
Saturday, Feb. 11th - Uncle Vernon's birthday and Dad
Saturday, February 11, 2012      6 comments

Today was a beautiful sunny day. It was a perfect day for a long drive, which is great since we spent 4 hours in a car. We took a different route today than usual, and it was much prettier. Normally, in Minnesota we have a foot of snow on the... Read more
Tomorrow - Saturday, February 11th
Friday, February 10, 2012      4 comments

My Dad went into the hospital on Wednesday with fluid in one of his lungs. He is very weak right now after receiving his first round of radiation. Because, he is so weak he has been falling down. After speaking to the social worker, my Mom an... Read more
Happy Groundhog Day!
Thursday, February 02, 2012      4 comments

Groundhog Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Yep, better than Christmas. Our official Groundhog Day Celebration will be this Saturday. For this one day, we crank up the furnace high enough so that we need only wear shorts and t-s... Read more
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      4 comments

The last several days of taken more effort to do everything. I haven't slept well in 3 days. Same old pattern, go to sleep right away and wake up and hour or two before I'm supposed to. It' frustrating as I'm taking meds for it. I do not wa... Read more
Month 1 Weight Loss Photos
Sunday, January 29, 2012      7 comments

I have seen other Spark Members do this on their blogs and think it is a wonderful idea. We use scales... Read more

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