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  • Success with Exercise, Diet, Triggers

    6/28/2020 4:16:51 PM, by KALISWALKER

    How can I lose weight and keep it off? 8 week 5% Challenge! I am doing a review of my plan. 2 - Exercise Plan In preparation for the Summer 5% Challenge I started a daily exercise program in May. Each day at 11 AM I do a videochat & YouTube exercise with 6 other people, each from our own ... Read more

  • Goodbye Twizzlers

    6/27/2020 6:42:47 PM, by ECLIPSED

    Diabetes is hard! I saw my endocrinologist on Monday and was basically threatened with insulin if things didn't change. Things will be changing. My A1c was 7.4% and it was up from 6.7% in December. I usually see her every 3 months, but my March visit was canceled due to that little corona thin... Read more

  • Transformation does not occur in your comfort zone. II

    6/23/2020 12:32:16 PM, by LINDAINALABAMA

    I really get the message this week that transformation does not occur in your comfort zone. I am terribly uncomfortable. My goal is to always stay at a point in my life that is eight out of 10. If I slip below eight I'll do something to bring myself back up. Like eat cake and ice cream. That sugar r... Read more

  • Updated Progress on Goals

    6/22/2020 12:02:50 PM, by GLASSART43

    192 At the end of April, I set a goal to lose ten pounds. As of Week 7 of the BLC, I’m halfway to making my goal. Due to inconsistency my weight has stalled, climbed a bit, and gone back down. Five weeks, five pounds to go. 30 This is my plan and a reflection on progress. 1. Track food ... Read more

  • Transformation does not occur in your comfort zone.

    6/18/2020 3:11:24 PM, by LINDAINALABAMA

    Transformation does not occur in your comfort zone. One. Ask for help Two. Eat the Frog first. Three. Have a power playlist. Four. do the 5 second rule Five. Just do it anyway.... Read more

  • Week 4 no loss :(

    6/18/2020 12:48:59 PM, by MOM4407BECKY

    The more we do it, the more it becomes a habit. I want to thank Crazydog for all the nice comments on my page. It really picks me up when I am down. I am starting to write them on my journal pages. This week I went off the boat on Saturday and Sunday. I was crazy I had pizza and ice c... Read more

  • Lost 68 Pounds! I Love SparkPeople!

    6/16/2020 6:10:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In 2008 I was a glum overworked, out of shape office worker. When I was tired or stressed I would run to the vending machines for a junk food fix. I knew without change, I would continue to gain weight and the rest of my life would be a steady decline. At 242 pounds I needed a healthier lifestyle. ... Read more

  • My Joie de Vie (joy of life)

    6/15/2020 5:55:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2020 is my year of doing more of what makes me happy. I set the goal in December as I was preparing to welcome my family home for Christmas. I was excited about my 2020 trip to South America and a cruise. I was learning Spanish and buying luggage. It's seems like a long time ago and much has h... Read more

  • A Love Story the Shirt Fits

    6/13/2020 5:20:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    December 2017 when my husband was away, he bought me a gift at the airport, an Edmonton Oilers T-shirt for a female. I am from Edmonton and the Oilers are still my favorite hockey team. What a loving guy, I thanked him profusely. The shirt was size extra large, but this itty bitty would fit a Barbie... Read more

  • Next Milestone Normal Weight Range!

    6/12/2020 6:20:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am in pursuit of my next milestone 149.5 pounds. Then my BMI will move from overweight to normal range. That's about 25 pounds from now. My last 25 pounds loss took ~47 weeks, at a rate of about 1/2 pound a week. Hopefully it comes off a little faster now. I need this new focus before the 8 week S... Read more

  • 2020 Summer 5% #3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan

    6/11/2020 4:45:37 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2020 Summer 5% Diet Commitment I will follow the old Canadian Food Guide recommended number of servings and Nutrition Track in SparkPeople. I will eat the same breakfast each week, and prepare one week at a time. Week 1 will be - 1/4 cup low fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1/4... Read more

  • Week 1 down 9 to go!

    6/10/2020 12:00:11 PM, by LINDAINALABAMA

    Week 1 of The Scarlet Dragons Biggest Loser Summer Challenge has ended. I'm very happy with my results. I attributed that to coming to Spark every single day, reading some of the challenges, participating in some of the quizzes, doing my cardio and strength, and chatting with my team. I'm hopin... Read more

  • 6/9/2020 3 week on the weight loss trail.

    6/9/2020 4:28:10 PM, by MOM4407BECKY

    It has been 19 days that I have been keeping my journal. I have been off added sugar for 12 days. I have loss 6lbs. I have walked 225, 631 steps. That is 3 miles a day. My legs are feeling better. My back still hurts on some days but I ice it and use a heating pad. I am happy that I... Read more

  • Camping #2

    6/8/2020 12:52:16 PM, by SEKSUNSHINE

    We returned Sunday from our second trip, that went much smoother. We were on the other side of the lake and the sites are easier to get into and much leveler. Didn't take a lumber yard to get the jacks down and into place. By the way this blog and pictures and the other blog are about the Copan L... Read more

  • Learning To Camp

    6/8/2020 11:33:00 AM, by SEKSUNSHINE

    As some of you know we just recently bought a travel trailer. This is really a learning experience and thanks to those that have done it before and come to the newbies rescue. The first experience was probably the best because it was the worst, so we know what not to do now. We learned a... Read more

  • Venturing Out & Temptation Building

    6/7/2020 4:58:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday was the first time I attended a group event. There were 12 of us on a covered deck. We were distanced about 4 feet apart, but people got comfortable walking past each and standing close talking. Some of us when we arrived were wearing masks, but after we ate nobody put the mask back on. We... Read more

  • Make Yourself Easier to Live With

    6/5/2020 5:35:10 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My deep thought for the day. People are discontented, unhappy, yearning, dissatisfied, frustrated when there is something internal to them that they perceive they NEED to have for the perfect day, month, life. A little example of my 'thing' today. We are almost out of milk which we have in our morni... Read more

  • I Need Some Pizzazz!

    6/4/2020 5:27:07 PM, by KALISWALKER

    The sun is shining and I am on my way to the plant nursery to get plant gifts for a few friends. I am not going to shop in a store, so this is good. I have to figure out how to upcycle some old flowers pots. I have spray paint but need some pizzazz. Food. Eating real food for breakfast 193 tota... Read more

  • Your Invitation to Summer 5% Challenge! & Calorie Density

    6/3/2020 8:19:56 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Food. Eating real food for breakfast 189 total calories - 1/4 c. cottage cheese, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup unsweetened plum sauce 1/4 Kashi Go Lean. Daily nutrition tracking. Sleep. Did better, asleep by 10:20 PM. Woke up at 3:30 read news till 5 AM, back to sleep till 7 AM. Shut off TV, li... Read more

  • Rip roaring and ready to begin The Biggest Loser Summer Challenge 2020 Scarlet Dragon team

    6/3/2020 12:19:54 PM, by LINDAINALABAMA

    I'm so ready to begin the Summer Challenge with the Scarlet Dragon team. I bought my good food. Got my menu plans. Have my goals set. I know I can be successful with the Scarlet Dragons. We've all had a great pre- challenge couple of weeks. So I'm rip-roaring and ready to go. Linda 104... Read more

  • 6/3/2020 week 2 since horrible doctor's visit

    6/3/2020 8:00:12 AM, by MOM4407BECKY

    Week 2 Happy to say I have lost 2.5lbs. I have kept my journal 13 days. I have been sugar free 5 days I have walked 218,366 steps =94 miles and yes following Doctors advice step 3 mins in the morning and 3 mins at night. My progress is slow but at least I am losing slowly. My legs ... Read more