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  • The Struggle is Real

    3/8/2018 9:28:18 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I am in a long battle with depression. I have had depression most of my life. It started in middle school and has flared up off and on since then... Read more

  • The Thoughts we Think

    1/9/2018 8:02:14 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I weigh in once a month at my doctor's weight loss clinic. I try for the most part to avoid the scale between visits. Although I am aware that th... Read more

  • Thoughts from my Couch

    1/3/2018 8:29:16 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    As you may or may not know, I had ankle surgery December 15th, which has left me non weight bearing for a month. Meaning I have to use a knee sco... Read more

  • It's like this

    11/2/2017 4:03:50 PM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    Wow October what happened to us?! We started strong and healthy. Then life happened. Grandma broke her hip on a Wednesday, so I rushed down... Read more

  • In Your Face Scale!

    9/26/2017 12:32:51 PM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I struggle with the scale. I get very caught up in the numbers on an emotional level. I now weigh in at my Dr. office once a month. So it is the ... Read more

  • Just around the corner

    8/30/2017 7:46:09 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    So my trip home is just around the corner. I'm both nervous and dreading it. I've reached a point of frustration with my progress. I've bee... Read more

  • Why Would I?

    8/16/2017 1:39:12 PM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    Here's what happened: Last night I was talking to my husband about how nervous I am about my monthly weigh in. For those who may not know, ... Read more

  • It still hurts

    8/8/2017 9:02:09 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    My grandmother had 4 sons. She buried two of them when I was quite young. My grandmother is a strong person that I looked up to as a child, for a... Read more

  • I've grown

    8/2/2017 7:19:12 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I'm trying to regain some ground after the time I've been having. For background information see my Blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
    g... Read more

  • Coming out of the Dark

    8/1/2017 8:10:53 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I was in a bad place from a bout mid June until the end of July. When I say bad, I mean bad. I have issues with depression. I hadn't had a truly ... Read more

  • One weekend

    7/25/2017 8:25:51 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I had a magical weekend. It was an amazing weekend. It was my birthday weekend and not just any birthday weekend, one of my best birthdays ever. ... Read more

  • June 26, 2017 Made it through the night

    6/26/2017 8:35:42 AM, by CFAIRC

    Sunday. 6/25: Today has been a struggle to stay focused. Dad Jack is not doing well. We are calling in hospice tomorrow. I so want to snack on a... Read more

  • Beginning Anew and focused

    6/23/2017 9:34:25 AM, by CFAIRC

    So frustrating, I did so well only to lose my focus again when I started working....uff duh, I have gained back what I lost and starting over aga... Read more

  • Set back not Surrender

    6/23/2017 8:27:26 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I received some disappointing news yesterday. I have to get a second ankle surgery. This came as a horrible blow. I've been trying so hard to sta... Read more

  • I Can Learn

    6/15/2017 10:23:17 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    So I grew up in a meat and potatoes kind of house. Our veggie was usually a can of corn, peas, or green beans and that was what we ate. So ... Read more

  • Make the most of it

    6/13/2017 8:03:54 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I am going to share a story about me weekend. Due to some complications in my recovery from my leg surgery, I was sadly confined to bed all weeke... Read more

  • I'm awesome

    6/8/2017 7:59:56 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    Pardon the arrogant title, but I really need to declare that to the world today! Here's why. Yesterday my husband got some bad news, he was ... Read more

  • Balance

    6/6/2017 8:03:15 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I'm learning about balance after this weekend. I managed to stay on target Saturday, Sunday Monday over my weekend (I work 4 10 hours days to get... Read more

  • Changing Perspectives

    5/31/2017 2:00:26 PM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I had a crazy eye opening moment today and I just had to share! So for those of you who don't know. I only weigh in monthly and my husband ... Read more

  • Each Day

    5/26/2017 11:07:06 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    For the people who may struggle with perfectionism: Today in my Positive Sticky Note pad, it says, "I need to stop trying to become perfect ... Read more

  • Pay Attention!

    5/12/2017 8:56:31 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    A few weeks ago, I was bummed and a little whiny that no one apart from my husband had noticed any of my weight loss. I'm down 18 pounds, which h... Read more

  • My Visual Jars!

    5/11/2017 9:14:50 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I kept seeing these visual aid ideas for weight loss on pinterest. I wanted to make some, but I really wanted to avoid focusing on numbers. I hav... Read more

  • small steps

    5/5/2017 1:08:33 PM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    So here's the thing... I only lost 1 pound last month, but when i stop and thing about it... I LOST 1 POUND LAST MONTH!!! Okay here's why th... Read more

  • 5 Pounds

    3/31/2017 10:07:16 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    This month I lost 5 pounds! That makes 17 pounds since my pre- ankle surgery physical. Weighing in monthly seems to be super helpful for me. I ca... Read more

  • Learning to Walk Again

    3/21/2017 12:05:53 PM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I took some time off to get some surgery. Well to be truthful, I fell off the wagon in October when I learned surgery was no longer avoidable. I ... Read more

  • The good, The Bad, and the Painful

    8/18/2016 11:37:29 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    So I've been back on spark since July 24th. I'm down 3.5 pounds since then! I'm super excited about that. That is the good. Focusing on me and my... Read more

  • continued tests before deciding whether to have surgery or not.

    8/17/2016 6:53:27 AM, by MARCEY88

    Last month I had x-rays that showed I had a moderate sizes hiatal hernia. Part of my stomach protrudes into my chest through the hole where the ... Read more

  • Checking back in

    8/11/2016 11:12:09 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    So if you read my previous blog, you'll know more of where I'm at, but here's the shortest version. I've struggled with negative self talk for ye... Read more

  • So much learning all at once

    7/27/2016 8:57:48 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I've had so many ups and downs these last few months. One of my friends pulled me aside in January and gave me some sound advice. I was making my... Read more

  • surgery postphoned

    7/6/2016 4:23:53 PM, by MARCEY88

    My surgeon telephoned me this morning. He said he was reviewing information for my hiatial hernia repair surgery that was scheduled for tomorrow... Read more

  • upcoming surgery

    6/29/2016 12:19:44 PM, by MARCEY88

    The nurse called and the date for my hiatal hernia repair surgery is July 7; in just a week. Friday I go to the hospital to give my history an... Read more

  • still grieving

    6/25/2016 10:48:08 AM, by MARCEY88

    I'm still mourning the death of my pet Snooker. This poem helped me: Poem for Cats And God asked the feline spirit Are you ... Read more

  • 2016 and ready to lose!

    6/2/2016 12:14:44 AM, by SKERTSO

    After losing 18 lbs in 2009 I've been gaining and losing the same 12 lbs ever since. I am ready to refocus and get down to business making the sc... Read more

  • pet death and depression

    5/9/2016 8:00:18 PM, by MARCEY88

    The last time I left a blog, it was around Oct 2013 when a pet cat, Angie, was euthanized. Now Snooker (another pet cat) has fallen ill unexpe... Read more

  • All I Can Say is WOW!

    2/2/2016 11:44:07 AM, by LADYCASE2

    I have been gone. Off Spark People. Today something drew me back here and it has given me the opportunity to say, "WOW!" When I put in my curr... Read more

  • My Spark Story

    12/23/2015 4:04:19 AM, by EMSSBEARS

    1. What brought you to SparkPeople? I was on the Biggest Loser website and some there said that there was a better website that was free and off... Read more

  • Post October

    11/13/2015 8:01:24 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    My family came for another visit. I think I did better staying on track this go round. I over did it on Halloween candy, but that was just a coup... Read more

  • Finding a way

    10/19/2015 12:38:31 PM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I went to the dr and she suggested to try South Beach. That was at the end of August. I finally got around to starting the South Beach phases ( I... Read more

  • fall is on the way

    9/10/2015 11:11:50 AM, by 12STPRDAR

    I am feeling a renewed energy now that the hot humid days are over. Even though I will miss the outdoor pool here at our apartments, I can now e... Read more

  • OOoh... Family

    8/7/2015 10:07:37 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    So in efforts to realign for my wedding and get my healthy side going. I signed up for weight watchers. I'll see how it goes. I was doing pretty ... Read more

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