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  • I Know Better Now Do Better!

    8/20/2019 1:06:36 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I have been nutrition tracking all year. I think this is the first time I have had 3 high calories days in a row. Saturday I went out for a steak dinner, drank wine and shared a dessert. Sunday night I had the ice cream and candy binge. Monday night at our friends' I had pizza and a few cocktails. S... Read more

  • Vacation Starts Tomorrow!

    8/19/2019 6:55:49 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are leaving for 2 weeks in our RV. We meet up with the same group at the same place each year. My narrow path for my diet and exercise - lunch a low-calorie Marie Callender meal, homemade soup, or for breakfast a Slimfast Shake; walk, and ride my bike. Again remind myself I never start healthy ne... Read more

  • Out With Adults

    8/18/2019 2:08:55 PM, by KALISWALKER

    After spending a fun summer with kids, it was nice to have dinner out with friends last night. Before dinner, our friends came over for an hour, which was a good reason to finish putting vacation things away and get the house in shape. I planned for the dinner by skipping lunch, as I honestly wasn't... Read more

  • Rebel My New Baby Puppy

    8/17/2019 2:09:59 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Rebel was born Aug. 16th in Oregon. She is an American Water Spaniel, not a common breed. These dogs all look remarkably the same, so she will grow up to look like our beloved Kali (over the rainbow bridge). I prefer the pup to stay with her mom a little longer so we will get her October 24th at 10 ... Read more

  • Tested the 100 Bite Theory & Quest Bar

    8/16/2019 2:35:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning at breakfast I tested the 100 bite theory. A group of researchers found that every bite taken by a man is equal to about 17 calories, while women consume about 11 calories per bite. With 100 bites, daily caloric intake would total 1,700 for men and 1,100 for women. That meets the ... Read more

  • The Tsunami

    8/16/2019 2:27:27 PM, by BABYLUVMONKEY

    It’s been almost 11 months since my last blog… Oh my goodness, how life has changed… Today marks 9 months since I made a life changing decision. After my crisis in the Caribbean, which was extensive in the many “AHA MOMENTS” I had in those precious 3 weeks. It’s funny how sometimes the most dif... Read more

  • Sparkaversary

    8/16/2019 9:18:31 AM, by POSEY440

    Well this week been here since August 16, 2009 thats a long time.... Read more

  • Do I Ever Stop? NO!!!

    8/15/2019 7:40:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I delight in finding new ideas related to weight loss. My newest thing is counting your bites. A group of researchers tested a new theory and found that every bite taken by a man is equal to about 17 calories, while women consume about 11 calories per bite. With 100 bites, daily caloric intake ... Read more

  • Roller coaster

    8/15/2019 11:14:44 AM, by LORIEGIRL213

    Please get me off this rollercoaster I've made for myself. Round and around I go when I stop no one knows..... Up, down, around and around.... One step forward, 2 steps back...... Read more

  • Home and a Day Off From Life

    8/13/2019 9:33:59 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We arrived home last night and the last 2 kids got picked up. So ends another fun summer of adventure and travels with the kids. This year we had kids for 35 days. Today I woke at 6 AM when hubby got up for his 2-hour walk. I read the news online for an hour then went back to sleep. I got up a... Read more

  • Time to begin again

    8/13/2019 8:42:34 PM, by LEARN211

    I went through a tough few years. I took a few vacations from Spark People that I fully regret. However, I am back and am ready to take steps towards a lifelong commitment. This time feels different. I am much more focused and am experiencing more success with making healthy choices. I am glad I... Read more

  • getting excited

    8/13/2019 5:29:09 PM, by STEMPY22

    Weight this morning...195.4. I did hit this 1.5weeks ago but just for a day and then struggled with TOM. BUT...if i look just at my Monday weigh in weights I am consistently losing every week. I can not wait for the next 5.6lbs to be under 190 for the first time since October 2013!!! won my f... Read more

  • 11 years later and I am still struggling.

    8/13/2019 11:14:47 AM, by TUFF-GIRL

    How ironic that I restarted this journey of healthy living exactly 11 years later when I was determined and focused to be a better me. Well I am going to put my big girl panties on and get to living. I had a rough 3 years but this year has made me see that I am so much more. Aug. 13, 2008 I start... Read more

  • Life in an RV & Baby & On the Road

    8/11/2019 10:17:53 AM, by KALISWALKER

    It's exciting to meet the new baby, Evander. Our daughter had her baby Saturday, and mom and baby are doing very well. He weighed in at 8 pounds 15 ounces. The name Evander is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "bow warrior; strong man". ... Evander also derives from a Norse name meaning bow wa... Read more

  • Back at it

    8/10/2019 9:41:19 PM, by LORIEGIRL213

    So I was doing very well and then went off the rails during my all inclusive resort vacation. I got back on track, fell off again and am back on it right now. I hope this time I can stay on track until I get back to goal. 4 pounds to go. Wish me luck please.... Read more

  • Life in an RV & No Baby Yet & Best Life Ever

    8/9/2019 10:25:23 AM, by KALISWALKER

    This is our daughter's, first baby. His due date was August 1 st, so we arrived on July 28th, just in case he was a little early. Yesterday morning she went into the hospital to be induced and then sent home to be monitored by phone. Her contractions were sporadic... so maybe the little guy will arr... Read more

  • Life in an RV & Waiting for Baby & CPAP Issue

    8/7/2019 11:47:58 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Our daughter is expecting her first baby, due August 1st. Yesterday she went for acupuncture to induce the baby, but the baby seems to say not ready yet. Likely her doctor will induce her tomorrow. We are only making short term plans now to keep ourselves ready for this happy event. Yesterday ... Read more

  • YET more years go by....

    8/7/2019 11:34:11 AM, by ARUNGE

    So kids have graduated high school and college and here I am still struggling with my eating and consequently weight gain. Keep losing and finding the same 50- 75 lbs. Actually getting tired of the "fight". One more ditch effort to get back on track, I started a three day cleanse on Monday and t... Read more

  • Life in an RV Hosting a Wiener Roast

    8/6/2019 12:24:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    The Ribfest yesterday was focused on food and little on entertainment. We ordered the family meal with ribs, chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, and coleslaw, and had enough leftovers for our dinner. The kids enjoyed the playground there. The game store was interesting, it seems to be a revival of so... Read more

  • Life in an RV Happy Dance!!!

    8/5/2019 11:51:23 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Today we are going to Ribfest featuring the best in Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, and more. Great food and a children's entertainment program. Also, it's near the boardgame shop we like to visit every few years. The last game we got was Crimes Against Humanity which played once, then loaned it out and... Read more

  • Life in an RV and the Hiking Cat

    8/4/2019 11:29:36 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Today our friend and her brother are hiking with us on the beautiful trail by our campground. He is bringing his amazing hiking cat, who is well trained on a harness & leash! We are doing some housekeeping duties at our campsite and getting a few groceries. Surprisingly the campground is not f... Read more

  • Here I go again

    8/3/2019 2:13:05 PM, by PINKSHAMROCK

    On your mark, get set, go!... Read more

  • Life in an RV Checks & Balances

    8/3/2019 1:35:18 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I posted my weight for the 5% Challenge. At the mid-point in the challenge, I am halfway to my target weight loss, so I am happy. This year I changed some of my eating habits, so even though I am on vacation and splurging a bit on calories, I am still ‘okay’. If I go over with calories ... Read more

  • Life in an RV Tourists Today

    8/2/2019 11:37:54 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We bought attraction passes to visit venues around the city. So far we have done the Aerial Park and the World of Science. Today we are going to West Edmonton Mall - North America's Largest Shopping Mall to see Marine Life show and find some interesting souvenirs. Also, I have to sneak in a hair app... Read more

  • Life in an RV on a Rainy Day

    8/1/2019 11:01:09 AM, by KALISWALKER

    All is quiet this morning, hubby is walking the dog and the kids are sleeping. I have a few minutes for Spark and Duolingo. I got out the scale this morning, a little scared, but I am down .2 (point 2) pounds, so I am happy with that. Yesterday for lunch I had a 330 calorie Klondike Cone and for din... Read more

  • Life in an RV

    7/31/2019 9:19:35 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a startling moment when I realized I was all alone for a few minutes. Hubby is walking the dog and the kids are out kicking a soccer ball. Oh, hubby is back already. I'll make this quick. I haven't weighed myself since we left home last Friday. Kids and carbs seem to go together, but hope... Read more

  • UNDER 200 AGAIN

    7/31/2019 4:55:26 PM, by STEMPY22

    Hit 198.4 today! yay!!! Doing well on step bet but not going to gym enough so need to get going on that. Hope for 10lbs lost by sometime next week!!! That would be first 2 goals smashed! 3rd goal is 15lbs gone which is 192. This is also lower than I hit in 2017/18 weightloss Lowest I got that ... Read more

  • Day 7

    7/27/2019 1:27:33 PM, by LORIEGIRL213

    Day 7. . Up....what the heck? Eating right, exercising yet up almost a pound? I cant get this whole thing. Well im still on track...wish me luck... Read more

  • Saddness

    7/26/2019 5:45:32 PM, by MAMAROU

    I know many won't care, but I tried to donate plasma today and my veins weren't good enough. They couldn't find one good enough in my right arm. She told me to stick to just donating blood. I said, Maybe if I lose 100#s, I can?". She just looked at me. I just completed my masters with an online... Read more

  • Day 6

    7/26/2019 12:08:14 PM, by LORIEGIRL213

    Back on track...day 6. So much harder then gaining it!!! Gaining it was easy and fast...losing that same amount is hard and slow. Guess I shouldn't have put it back on. Okay big girl panties on....wish me luck.... Read more

  • Happy Packing and Cleaning Day

    7/25/2019 11:39:13 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Busy day packing up 6 kids, me, the RV, cleaning the whole house, and getting everyone looking good for a family photoshoot with a photographer at 5 PM. I think the kids will be excited about the photoshoot and fly around here helping. Only one kid needs makeup for the big boo-boo on his face. ... Read more

  • step bet and diet bet

    7/24/2019 4:24:30 PM, by STEMPY22

    Weight Monday 200.8. Weight today 201.8. I hate it when that happens! Started diet bet July 15, started step bet July 22. Started gym July 20. These things shall keep me accountable. This gain will be gone in a day or two..still hopeful to maybe see under 200 on Monday or at least next week ... Read more

  • Day 5

    7/24/2019 3:00:43 PM, by LORIEGIRL213

    So here it is day 5 of my back on track. Eating healthy and exercising and down .2....yes you read right point 2. It took only 10 days to gain 8 pounds but halfway into doing better and I only lost point 2. Still on track...wish me luck... Read more

  • Packing Up for Vacation

    7/24/2019 11:37:35 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Today will be busy as I get the 6 little darlings packed up. We are going to Edmonton, AB for a few weeks and staying at a lovely campsite in our RV. All the little socks under the beds, the cuddle blankets, swimsuits, etc. must be found, washed and packed. The toothbrushes, violins, ukeleles, books... Read more

  • Tired

    7/23/2019 9:42:31 PM, by MAMAROU

    Mit tooth Socket still Hurts. Will be so glad Ehen IT stoos. Soft foods are hard.... Read more

  • Day 4

    7/23/2019 9:17:24 PM, by LORIEGIRL213

    Nutritionist returned my email. She told me what I already knew....go right back on the weight loss portion of my plan. I really just wanted to be held accountable. So back on plan...wish me luck... Read more

  • Living life with excitement/exclamation marks!!!

    7/23/2019 4:18:36 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Friends With My Scale - Love It! The wins just keep coming. Today at TOPS I was the biggest loser for the week, down 3 pounds! My TOPS cheerleaders were in fine form, making it quite a festive event. June 26, 2019 198.8 Onederland!!! Hit goal before 2019 Summer 5% Challenge started! July ... Read more