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  • 86th Weekend Fasting Cycle

    1/27/2020 2:15:36 PM, by SKATER787

    The fast went without a hitch from Fri night around 7PM to Mon morning 8:30AM. The best part about fasting is the joy of feasting. I get to feast on 10 meals per week starting with breakfast on Mon.4 more weeks to week #90. A nice milestone.... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/26/2020 9:54:28 AM, by MLKDUD

    Yesterday I spent the day running the kid around to dance class, delivering cookies, and the library. She helped me drop off some clothes that were donated to me for the hospital (a lot of times when the homeless come in they cut off their clothes so then they have nothing to discharge in). ... Read more

  • Not Sure How I Did It

    1/25/2020 12:34:12 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I weighed myself before I went away for vacation, and I had gotten back up to 200 pounds. Yes my weight is like a yo-yo or a wild rollercoaster ride every week. Usually I lose 1 or 2 pounds one week and then gain 2 or 4 pounds the very next week. It is really frustrating. Anyways while I was... Read more

  • My Coat Was Begging for Mercy

    1/23/2020 8:24:37 AM, by 240POINT6

    I do car duty every morning at my school. I smile broadly, open doors and help children greet the new day. Right before Christmas I noticed my coat was begging for mercy. I could zip it but it fit much like a sausage casing fits around ground pork. I have been putting one foot in front of the other ... Read more

  • Last Breakfast in Laughlin

    1/23/2020 7:32:28 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    This is what I ordered before 4am, from the restaurant in the casino. You would think after watching "My 600 Pound Life" and "1000 Pound Sisters" last night would make me run away from food. Oh well I will be back home tomorrow...time for some fasting then. That coffee cake was so good.... Read more

  • Tummy troubles

    1/22/2020 9:53:30 PM, by MLKDUD

    Woke up with tummy troubles today. Made it to work, decided to do a BRAT diet today and that worked well. Also got some good "Calm" hot tea that settled my tummy. Ate a lighter dinner, hoping that doesn't cause problems!!... Read more

  • a little good news for once

    1/21/2020 7:47:08 PM, by MLKDUD

    Went to the urologist with my husband today and found out the cysts he has really aren't anything to worry about. Did recommend a strong anti inflammatory and maybe some massage therapy, so I told him I would get him in with my massage therapist! Nice to have some good news for once. and my husba... Read more

  • Three Weeks Into January, How Are You Doing?

    1/21/2020 11:51:54 AM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    I got an email from WW the other day that was saying January 17th is the date most people give up on their New Year's Resolution. Really? But why? For some, maybe the goal they set was too high for them. Some people can get 10,000 steps a day. Some people can get to the gym 5 times ... Read more

  • Monday night

    1/20/2020 7:59:09 PM, by MLKDUD

    Had to work today but the kiddo was off school. I’m almost done with the sweater I am knitting her and am so excited about it! I also started a puzzle that my husband said he might help work on it. I’ve been addicted to a puzzle app so it reminded me how much I like to do puzzles! Not much else go... Read more

  • 85th Weekend Fasting Cycle

    1/20/2020 10:58:29 AM, by SKATER787

    Fast was about 61 hours. No problem. Now looking forward to weekend #90, on the way to weekend #95 and 100.... Read more

  • Weekend

    1/19/2020 11:29:15 AM, by MLKDUD

    Not doing a whole lot this weekend. Spent yesterday doing a little housework and knitting, then went to Hobby Lobby with a friend. Today I will get groceries, do a little food prep, and take the kid to work her cookie booth with the Girl Scouts. So far I have stayed out of the cookies! But it is... Read more

  • Deep Fried Desires

    1/19/2020 12:13:11 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As a kid I loved fried chicken, corn dogs, onion rings, and the fried dough that I could only get at a country fair every summer. Now-a-days you can find more fried foods at a fair. About 7 years ago when I went to a fair with my brother, we got deep fried oreos. Supposedly Elvis liked fried pickles... Read more

  • Doing Okay as Far as Resolutions Go - I Think I'm Going to Make It

    1/15/2020 12:16:41 PM, by 240POINT6

    This is not my first rodeo. I have yo-yoed since I was about 8 years old. 14 years ago I lost 65 pounds having started at 210. I have spent the time since then with weight fluctuation in smaller increments topping out at 243.2 several years ago. I am not sure what made me want 2020 to be different o... Read more

  • 10 things I’m grateful for

    1/14/2020 11:50:49 PM, by MLKDUD

    My daughter-she is amazing! My job-not my dream job, but a good job with good benefits My car-love that sucker and it’s dependable My knitting friends-their support and knitting expertise My health- yeah it’s not the best right now but it could be worse! My house-still absolutely love it... Read more

  • On our annual family Hawaii trip

    1/14/2020 6:24:59 PM, by DLREYNOLDS2000

    At the Maui Sunset in Kihei ... Read more

  • Still winter, but ready for spring

    1/13/2020 4:41:35 PM, by PENONE

    Four out of nine of us are doing whole thirty and we're on day 13 and going strong Walk On 👟 👟!!!... Read more

  • 84th Weekend Fasting Cycle

    1/13/2020 1:36:22 PM, by SKATER787

    The fast went fine. 61 hours or so. Looking forward to 85th and then 90th. Still on 2 meals a day, 10 meals per week for the foreseeable future. Weight seems to stabilize. At least I'm not out-eating my fast. lol... Read more

  • Still frustrated by slow progress

    1/12/2020 12:12:59 PM, by MLKDUD

    Yesterday we took the monkey to her Cookie University for Girl Scouts (cookies go on sale on the 17th!), then went and got her some much needed new shoes. Came home and put up the Christmas decorations and cleaned house (almost 3 hours of work). Made a later dinner because of this, and I had eaten... Read more

  • Tracking Blog week of Jan 12

    1/12/2020 2:27:16 AM, by OBIESMOM2

    Last week was a good week for exercise. And a good week for my eating. Dental surgery on Tue made is pretty easy to avoid any boredom eating for a few days! I donated 7 boxes of books and a box of miscellaneous housewares to Salvation Army. I'll have more stuff ready to go later this week. W... Read more

  • Control what I can

    1/11/2020 12:17:56 PM, by MLKDUD

    So I figured out last week that I hadn't been giving myself the insulin injections correctly. Felt like such a do do!!! So now I've been on insulin a little over a week. Sugars are coming down some, but still not where they should be. I keep increasing the dosage every 3 days so hopefully will ev... Read more

  • when 'before' is WAY better than 'after'

    1/8/2020 4:09:48 AM, by OBIESMOM2

    Most Before & After photos on this site are used to show progress from healthier life choices. I use that option on the Community Feed for lots of different things: A picture of the stairs I'm about to climb, with screen shot of my Garmin info following the workout A picture of sweet little... Read more

  • Functional Fitness

    1/7/2020 2:01:57 AM, by OBIESMOM2

    Monday morning was the first of many Functional Fitness classes in 2020. If you like something that's ALWAYS different and a full-body strength type workout, give it a try. Here's a Spark article on Functional Fitness: www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /fitness_articles.asp?id=2218 Th... Read more

  • 83rd Weekend Fasting Cycle

    1/6/2020 7:34:16 PM, by SKATER787

    The 60 hour fast went fine. I'm also on the 2 meals per day, 10 meals per week. Moving right along.... Read more

  • Tracking Blog week of Jan 5

    1/5/2020 6:24:28 AM, by OBIESMOM2

    Well things seem to be back to MY normal now that we are in a new year. I semi-retired this time last year. I still work for the same co, but I fill in when someone is out sick or taking vacation. At the end of the year I had TONS of last minute bookings so people could use their vaca... Read more

  • Mediterranean Atkins

    1/4/2020 1:28:32 PM, by MEEKERAL

    After doing a lot of research, I believe I've come down the the conclusion that I prefer a Mediterranean Modified Atkins diet. I already started out with a Pescetarian diet, but that was not enough for losing weight and caused a substantial waist circumference increase. I needed more guidelines. A... Read more

  • One Step at a Time

    1/3/2020 4:36:31 PM, by MEEKERAL

    Losing weight is only a portion of a longer term goal of taking control of my life after post-marriage blues. Nutrition and health will help in preventing anxiety/depression from getting worse, but making new friends is weirdly less of a hanging fruit than losing weight, strangely enough. Even thoug... Read more

  • National Oatmeal Month

    1/3/2020 12:59:04 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Hmm, I just found out that January is National Oatmeal Month. ( today is also national chocolate covered cherry day...but I never liked them)...so let's get back to oatmeal. Growing up in New England, I can remember using maple syrup to sweeten up my cereal sometimes. Now I don't add sweeten... Read more

  • 1:30am and cleaning out bathroom supplies

    1/3/2020 4:30:21 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I got out of work at 10:35pm and I am not tired yet, so I decided to see if I could clean out (declutter) my bathroom supplies. Luckily I don't wear makeup everyday..for me makeup is for Halloween or whenever I need a silly costume. and how many vitamins do you take every day...to be hones... Read more

  • Hi New Faces!

    1/2/2020 7:56:13 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    If you're new to SparkPeople, Welcome! You've found a hidden gem on the Internet. Okay, with millions of users it's not "hidden." But it's not some of the other big name programs (Hello MLM and Paid Programs) you've heard of. And I'm not speaking ill of those programs at all. I'm currentl... Read more

  • Resolutions, Goals, or Whatever You Call Them

    1/2/2020 2:51:56 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    A year is just one day at a time. And thanks to 1crazydog for reminding me that we get an extra day this year. Hey let's celebrate leap year... 12 months/366 days I don't usually like making new year resolutions, because they are something that I say that I want to change at the beginning of th... Read more

  • Tracking Blog week of Dec 29 (better late than never?)

    1/2/2020 6:17:13 AM, by OBIESMOM2

    Been a little 'holiday crazy' in our house. I did manage to get DH out of town, so I had some much needed alone time. I hit a deer coming home from church on Christmas eve (wondering if there's song there....) I was VERY lucky that there is minimal damage to my car. I drive a convertible Ce... Read more

  • 20 Goals in 2020

    1/1/2020 8:16:02 PM, by ZMICHE

    These were inspired by some bullet journal groups I am in, but I made them my own (in no particular order: Make 20 new recipes: I like trying out recipes in my instant pot Finish 20 craft projects: I have a lot of half finished projects laying around Watch 20 TED Talks: I love learning new ... Read more

  • Welcome to 2020: My Year For Weightloss

    1/1/2020 1:09:09 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Good morning, I am starting this new year watching “My 600 Pound Life”. There seems to be a marathon of transformation shows on today. Brianne is probably one of my favorite people on the show so far. During a commercial I decided to weigh myself… 194.8# My son is getting married in Septe... Read more

  • New Year 2020

    1/1/2020 4:58:24 AM, by JZMOMMA2BOYS

    Hello, 2020!! I’m so excited for another decade! I have set my resolutions but made them attainable. 1. Eat healthier in hopes of losing 50 pounds and reducing my blood pressure and autoimmune disease. 2. Continue downsizing material possessions 3. Save money 4. Make time for creativity ... Read more

  • 82nd Weekend Fasting Cycle

    12/31/2019 1:17:25 AM, by SKATER787

    The fast went without a hitch for 60 hours. I'll have 2 meals a day for a total of 10 meals a week feasting style. Looking forward to 100 cycles 18 weeks from now.... Read more

  • Insulin

    12/30/2019 9:40:33 PM, by MLKDUD

    I started insulin a week ago and my sugars just keep going up! So I called today and they switched it to another one that I’ll start tonight. I hope it’s works. I just feel so bad. Tomorrow is my last day off. I’ve enjoyed it. I needed it.... Read more