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  • Identity

    12/5/2019 2:53:50 PM, by REBECCAM18

    I'm a mom. My oldest is only 7 1/2, but it still feels as though this has always been my life. Everyone who knows me knows that I have kids because I'm always talking about them. People are probably tired of hearing me talk about my kids, but my kids are such a huge part of my life that I can't s... Read more

  • Learning to Love Fruits and Veggies

    12/4/2019 9:00:19 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Loving vegetables and fruits is not easy for everyone. I suggest you try different ones often and try them prepared differently. You may find you love frozen grapes but don’t care for them normally. Love crunchy raw broccoli but hate it overcooked. Love roasted Brussels Sprouts with garlic and r... Read more

  • Skinnier Is Not Always Happier If You Only Look at the Scale

    12/1/2019 10:34:22 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    You see two totally different facial expressions here from two different time periods. The first pic was taken when I was concentrating on healthy habits and the journey, focusing on progress. The second pic was taken when I was concentrating on the scale and numbers. You s... Read more

  • Krispies or no Krispies! That is is the question.

    11/26/2019 12:08:49 AM, by 2DAWN4

    My grandmother would always make the yummy recipe of Buckeyes using rice krispies. The recipe has been passed down to my mom who made it for years with rice krispies. Recently, I tasted buckeyes that had no krispies in them. They were good but I think I prefer the krispies. What is your choice? ... Read more

  • Surgery Friday/ Could Not Fix Shoulder/ Still Determined!

    11/24/2019 11:04:00 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I had surgery Friday and it turns out that the subscap tendon, the largest tendon in the rotator cuff, ripped off in a fall and is now located down behind a nerve cluster and blood vessels where they can’t get to it. I have permanently lost mobility in my shoulder. I am still determined to get... Read more

  • Ear this!

    11/24/2019 12:58:08 AM, by 2DAWN4

    I have had an earache on and off for the past few days. I have tried a few home remedies and then have used over the counter ear drops. I think it is getting worse so on Monday, I will call my doctor. I usually get sick right before Thanksgiving so I am following my won tradition! Hope none ... Read more

  • 10-10-10-10-10

    11/22/2019 3:21:43 PM, by REBECCAM18

    Amazing health benefits can be realized by losing only 10% of your body weight. From my starting weight of 233 pounds, that means I need to lose 23 pounds (I'm rounding because I like whole numbers). Therefore, my first goal weight is 210 pounds. I have lost 15 pounds so far, and have another 8 t... Read more

  • Good night all!

    11/22/2019 12:57:17 AM, by 2DAWN4

    Sweet dreams to all!... Read more

  • A time and season for everything!

    11/20/2019 12:54:07 AM, by 2DAWN4

    “The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus The above words are so true and I have been reminded of this statement over and over again the last few months. It seems like everything is changing everywhere I go but I am glad that the one thing is changing is my weight. Glad to be dow... Read more

  • Idle hands vs. busy hands

    11/19/2019 12:33:02 AM, by 2DAWN4

    It seems that when my hands are idle, I tend to keep them busy by eating. I figured out some ways to keep my hands busy until the urges pass. Here are just a few tricks that work for me. 1. Text a friends or family member. I am lucky to have a big,extended family and a close circle of frie... Read more

  • CAT Scan Results

    11/18/2019 8:11:06 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Got my CAT scan back. Dislocated my new shoulder replacement in the fall and ripped off a tendon. Need another surgery and need one on my opposite hand too. It really is upsetting. Good news is that I’m in the 230s from 460 (Despite surgery surgery surgery and steroids) and using my Desk Cycle ... Read more

  • Take The First Step- Lose Weight By Christmas

    11/18/2019 7:31:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Don’t put it off til after the holidays. Start taking your steps towards a better lifestyle now. It really NEVER gets better because something always comes up as an eating occasion. A “Just this once” of some sort. An “I’ll eat this and then I’ll be good starting tomorrow.” Face this ... Read more

  • Take time to snack!

    11/17/2019 11:57:52 PM, by 2DAWN4

    I love to try healthy snacks and sometimes not so healthy ones as well. My top five snacks are: Fresh fruit...any kind . Popcorn Low Fat String cheese Hummus and ... Read more

  • What CAN you do?/ The Mental U Turn

    11/16/2019 8:54:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Okay, okay... so you’re in bad shape. Me too. It isn’t easy. I just fell and messed up my new shoulder and my hand- it will require 2 more surgeries and I’m sick of pain. I have neuropathy and fibro... herniated disks and pinched nerves. What can I do? Eat better and use my recumbent peda... Read more

  • Take time to dance!

    11/16/2019 12:55:33 AM, by 2DAWN4

    Today, while walking down an aisle in a store, an all-time favorite song of mine came across the speakers. Without thinking about it, my feet started to dance. I did a little fancy footwork right there in the toy aisle. It got me thinking as to what songs I will always stop and move my feet too.... Read more

  • Two more vacation days!

    11/14/2019 12:57:34 AM, by 2DAWN4

    I have been on a stay-cation all week and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have not stuck to any of my project plans but every day I have done something fun!... Read more

  • Holiday Meal Advice From ~Indygirl/ How I Keep My Weight Off & Lose During Thanksgiving & Christmas

    11/11/2019 9:50:43 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Holiday Meal Advice From ~Indygirl: Wear something beautiful and form fitting so you feel good about yourself and don’t want to overeat. Mindset is everything! •Drink 16 oz water before dinner/ between plates •Eat an Apple 🍎 before dinner •Fill up on Turkey, Fruit, Veggies, Plant ... Read more

  • Getting A Doctor That Cares/ Firing One That Doesn’t

    11/11/2019 9:31:32 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’ve been so put out by doctors before that I’ve cried. I’ve not gone when I needed to. I’ve gone to the ER and paid more instead. Why? They blame me being fat or are literally cruel to me about my weight. I had one doctor grab my stomach and say “What is this thing?” I cried. I’ve had doctor... Read more

  • I Blog My Heart To You

    11/8/2019 4:57:06 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Even though I don’t know all of you personally, I send love to you. Really. Not the fake stuff, the really heartfelt kind. The kind that makes me write to you in blogs often. I truly care that you can feel and see my Journey because I wish success for your journey. If I can help you by... Read more