So Many Emotions About Having Gastric Sleeve Surgery! Have You Been There, Done That?
Monday, June 04, 2018      2 comments

I started the program to be approved for gastric sleeve surgery almost two years ago. A number of events prevented me from completing the program...mainly ME. I can say it had something to do with getting sidetracked by life (the program coordin... Read more
How My Doctor's Office Torments Me by Using the Metric System
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      6 comments

I dread getting on the scales but what's even worse is getting on the scales at my doctor's office. You see, they only measure in kilograms--never pounds. In fact, you can't even have the machine convert your weight to pounds. It is simply set t... Read more
Back After 841 Days...and Officially in the 300+ Club
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      1 comments

emoticon I've always loved this site. I met a gal who became like a sister to me on this site. Sometimes I ... Read more
The office orders Chinese take-out: I make it work!
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      5 comments

Here's what I chose: Chicken, Vegetables & Spicy Garlic Sauce - steamed with the sauce on the side! I asked and they accommodated! The lunch special meal came with won ton soup and I chose white rice over fried. Here's what I did: ... Read more
Full Disclosure: A not-so-good week
Sunday, March 01, 2015      2 comments

I lost a pound this week (weigh-ins are Mondays at work), and I was very happy but since my first month, things have slowed and I know why. It's me. I haven't been nearly as focused or dedicated and that has made a huge difference. I have not h... Read more
Slipping A Little, But Not Sliding...
Sunday, February 15, 2015      2 comments

By the above title, I could easily be referring to our recurring winter weather woes here in Upstate New York, but no. I am instead referring to that crazy, age-old thing known as a "diet." It's been a roller coaster week with a few cravin... Read more
Carb-Cycling: What I'm Eating
Saturday, February 07, 2015      0 comments

I'm just coming off my first Slingshot week of Carb-Cycling (an all high-carb week), and I'm currently doing the Turbo Cycle with the following schedule: SUN - Low MON - Low TUE - High WED - Low THU - Low FRI - High SAT - Free ... Read more
Carb-Cycling's Slingshot Week
Saturday, February 07, 2015      1 comments

According to the Carb-Cycling, to reset your metabolism after the first three successful weeks (or thereabouts), you should do what is called the "Slingshot Week" where you eat within your calorie range, etc., but you are to eat on the high-carb... Read more
12 Pounds Down in One Month on Carb-Cycling. Happy.
Monday, February 02, 2015      1 comments

Although I weigh myself each Monday at work, today marks one month of carb-cycling for me. I was feeling a little bloated going into the weigh-in due to natural causes ;) so imagine my complete delight to be down 3 pounds this morning, for a tot... Read more
Carb-Cycling: Where Have You Been All My Life?
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      2 comments

So I started reading Chris Powell's book, "Choose More, Lose More For Life," and am so insanely glad I found this book. For those of you who would like to know a bit more about carb-cycling, there are some great reads online. There are even a fe... Read more
A Woman With Good Intentions...
Thursday, January 01, 2015      0 comments

I am a woman with good intentions. After being on this site for five years, I am in no greater state of health or wellness than I was in 2009 when I first signed up to be a part of this fantastic community. My story on "how I got to be... Read more
My Original SparkPage entry/intro (circa 2009)
Thursday, January 01, 2015      0 comments

MY ORIGINAL POST: July 2009: For me, at this point in my life, it's about HONESTY and Daily Reflection. The TRUTH: Holy SH*# am I overweight. The medical term...obese. It's true. A fact. The cold, hard truth. It would be so easy for me to... Read more
Why start over TODAY???
Sunday, July 20, 2014      3 comments

I don't know "why today" exactly, but it is today. Maybe because I got my cleaning around the house done and there was no one in the house to use as an excuse NOT to start today. I guess the forces just "aligned" right for me today. So today, I ... Read more
Choosing Right Dining Out...Killed IT!!!
Friday, January 10, 2014      1 comments

My boss decided to take me to a nice restaurant as a late Christmas gift! I did it and still stayed well within my allotted SP nutritional values for the day! I even came in under my sodium levels, which was a huge BONUS and something I have ... Read more
Hummus and Laughing Cow: Just a few eating plan staples
Sunday, January 05, 2014      4 comments

I have been participating in a new challenge that runs from Jan. 1st through Feb. 12th. I am hoping to be at least 10 pounds slimmer by then. Hey--I know I have a LONG way to go, but it's a step in the right direction, right? Today's topic:... Read more

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