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  • Devotions for Dieters - November 13th

    11/13/2019 7:02:34 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 13th 1 Peter 1:8-9 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Stephanie always had a picture of what she would look ... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 12th

    11/12/2019 3:16:10 PM, by STARVING__POET

    November 12th Philemon 1:4-6 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Thomas was a great help with members of the group. He had los... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 11th

    11/11/2019 10:16:14 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 11th Matthew 13:44 'Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.' Kris would give anything to be thin again. She was willing to ... 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

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 10th

    11/10/2019 3:07:08 PM, by STARVING__POET

    November 10th Luke 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, 'I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.' Preston could hardly contain his excitement as the plane approached its landing. He hadn't seen his sister in over a year. At thei... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 9th

    11/9/2019 9:31:40 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 9th Job 1:21 '. . .Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.' Stella was extremely frustrated. She had worked so hard to lose weight. She had done a great job, but n... Read more

  • Weekend at BMR With Friends

    11/8/2019 1:24:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Weekend is almost here YAY! We are going to our place in WA this weekend and invited a couple of friends to join us. Last weekend we got groceries and planned some activities for this weekend. The weather will be in the 50's and rain is forecast for tomorrow. Here are some of the activities we can c... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 8th

    11/8/2019 6:50:27 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 8th 1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God. Gail wished she could do more for Mrs. Cooper. One night Mrs. Cooper had passed by her apartment and heard Gail crying. She stopped t... 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

  • Twisted Little Beautiful Tree

    11/7/2019 11:02:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This twisted little perfect tree, The neighbors get so angry, They see on it every flaw, And try to call in the city law, But bunnies rest beneath it’s shade, A hideaway where they’re not afraid, I see the beauty- watercolored blooms, And how a fairy book story is on lo... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 7th

    11/7/2019 7:02:10 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 7th Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. It really wasn't fair that so many thin people couldn't understand what it meant to be fat. Patty got mad when skinny friends chastised her for not sticking to her ... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 6th

    11/6/2019 6:58:35 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 6th Mark 10:49-50 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, 'Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.' And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. Kate was so thankful. God had truly blessed her. S... Read more

  • Streak Day 2 - Meal Replacement

    11/6/2019 12:40:35 AM, by KALISWALKER

    With the change in season, I need more sleep. For the last 5 nights, I have got 7 hours of sleep and I am feeling so much better (thanks to Benadryl). Today I had a nap before dinner. Last night puppy slept 12 hours after she played outside all afternoon with our other dog Royce, then at night, we w... Read more

  • 365 Days of Crazy And a Few ~Indyisms

    11/5/2019 9:46:05 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Yep, My Journals look like 365 Days of Crazy. I write A LOT to figure things out, like why I do what I do, why I feel like I do... I write to make some type of sense out of my nonsense and I write poetry, stories, and parodies. In fact, a day that I don’t write is a depressing one. J... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 5th

    11/5/2019 10:06:16 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 5th Matthew 5:11 'Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.' Ken could hardly wait to get back to school. Peter had ridden him about his weight the entire year before. When Ken had vowed... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 4th

    11/5/2019 10:04:59 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 4th Luke 15:10 'Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.' Paul fumbled with his keys outside his apartment. When he tried the lock, the door swung inward. Cautiously, he entered. As he switched on the light... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 3rd

    11/5/2019 10:04:00 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 3rd Psalms 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. The groaning was over. The long nights of hunger lay behind. For some strange reason, the diet was getting easier. Finally, Di... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 2nd

    11/5/2019 10:03:05 AM, by STARVING__POET

    November 2nd James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. Renee really felt good whenever she had the strength to say no to food that was offered to her. Each time she could refuse eating, it made her feel she'd won a moral victory. Mentally, she ke... Read more

  • Devotions for Dieters - November 1st

    11/5/2019 10:02:10 AM, by STARVING__POET

    I subscribe to these Devotions for Dieters through, and I plan to share them every day in November. I hope you enjoy them. November 1st Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye ha... Read more

  • Meal Replacement - A New Streak?

    11/4/2019 2:08:15 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We had a weekend of relaxation at our place in WA. Saturday we went shopping and in the evening watched a couple of movies. Sunday the puppy slept in so we could too. It's amazing how good I feel with enough sleep. Last night the kids stayed over so I made a hot breakfast but didn't eat it. Th... Read more

  • How I Lost Over 200 Pounds

    11/4/2019 9:01:53 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    From 2006 to now I did more than lose weight, I got healthier. It has always been about a mindset shift. I used to diet and deprive and that made me fatter and fatter. Now I add in healthy. I heal. I think, “What CAN I do?” “What fruit/vegetable or healthy food can I try?” “How can I sneak in... Read more

  • Perfectionism versus Progress

    11/2/2019 6:32:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Perfect is an aspiration. Just remember that we all screw up. I know I do. I have NEVER EVER done a perfect eating exercise plan. I strive for more progress every day, every meal. Each meal, each hour is a new beginning. It is NOT about what’s on your fork. It is about what”s in your... Read more

  • A run and a spa

    10/30/2019 11:14:05 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night my daughter dropped off her twins for the night but before she left we headed down to the river for a run. The sun was setting, the eagles are starting to gather on the trees, it was a great (albeit cold) evening for a run. Back at the house two little girls waited for me,... Read more

  • Hot Topic at TOPS & Puppy Socialization

    10/29/2019 7:40:45 PM, by KALISWALKER

    At the TOPS meeting today I got two awards (charms) - July Star of the Month & Holiday Loser. I am still learning about TOPS and didn't know they did this, but it's fun. This weeks weigh-in I am down 4 pounds from last week, so I was the top loser for the week. I gave a talk to the group on a ... Read more

  • Wonderful healthy weekend

    10/28/2019 9:37:12 AM, by TIKITAMI

    This weekend we had a couple of beautiful days to get out and enjoy nature. Starting in the city we walked along the seawall and lost lagoon and just enjoyed the beautiful day. Healthy snacks and water packed we walked for 8 KM. The trash pandas were out in large numbers, they are way cuter wh... Read more

  • Sunday - Plant Seeds for New Beginnings & Rock Stars

    10/27/2019 6:23:53 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Sunday was the last church service for Colebrook Church. Sadly our church has closed after 72 years. It's been the heartbeat of the community, but over the years attendance dropped off as people moved, died, lost interest and the community became more diverse. Sadly it got down to about 30-40 regula... Read more

  • I need to get out of my head.

    10/26/2019 10:22:31 AM, by SCRAPPER1124

    I have always been that person who stressed about the details and having everything prepared and ready to when I'm working on something. My weight has been no different. I would always weigh myself every day and stress about the numbers. I'd be concerned that it wasn't meeting my goal. I would set a... Read more

  • Newest Pics/ Renewal of Wedding Vows

    10/26/2019 8:45:52 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I was like WOWZERS when I compared pics, like that’s really me? I never see it in the mirror. He is such a goof! I love that! We recited our wedding vows again yesterday for our 29 year anniversary, so we took a few pictures. I thought I would share. We met at R... Read more

  • A time to reflect

    10/24/2019 11:34:59 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday I was out of sorts. I couldn't feel focused and dragged my husband out for a walk in the woods thinking that it would help me feel centered again. The leaves were thick on the ground, crunching under our feet, the air crisp, the water calm. It was beautiful but still I couldn't get the ... Read more

  • Narcissistic Behavior V/S Self Love

    10/24/2019 11:27:21 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This was the first compliment that I’ve gotten in eons! They do stop, you know. I don’t care how much weight you lose, people stop noticing if you plateau for a bit or start maintaining. This compliment meant so much to me, which is external motivation. It is a long haul to lose massive weig... Read more

  • Around the Block, Jello

    10/23/2019 4:41:41 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Rebel is getting stronger, and yesterday did her first walk around the block, which equals 4 blocks. Today she has done it twice. She is very social and wants to greet everyone. Food - still working to automate my decision making and effort for my meals. Last night I made 16 servings of sugar-f... Read more

  • Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

    10/23/2019 8:51:52 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’m working hard at exercise and tracking. I’m a bit disappointed to have gained 3 pounds. The old me would give up. Now, I realize that muscle weighs more than fat, exercise retains water, it takes 3600 extra calories to gain a pound. I have not eaten 3600 extra calories. Water and muscle it i... Read more

  • Something New

    10/23/2019 8:00:56 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    My diet needs improving, but I have been creating a good exercise habit. One step at a time. I haven't totally given up on nutrition, but I've had too many sweets and made poor choices eating out. I know (for me) tracking is the best way to lose weight, yet it's the first habit that I drop. Why?... Read more

  • Tea and Sympathy, NOT Cake and Apathy. ~ Beth Donovan

    10/23/2019 7:30:08 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I think I first made up this saying when I had depression and kept emotionally eating. It really helped, but now I’m a tea addict lol! There is literally a medicinal tea for everything. Check out your local tea aisle. My very favorite brand of tea is Harney. The Hot Cinnamon Spice lit... Read more

  • Confidence

    10/22/2019 11:42:18 PM, by TIKITAMI

    What a crazy busy couple of weeks it's been! Getting ready for the busy fall and winter market season has certainly been eating up what would normally be my downtime but I have stayed focused on my goals. Sunday I ran my race, I was happy with my decision to reduce to the 5K instead of pushing ... Read more

  • Dinner, TOPS, Dogs, Meals, Triggers, Costumes

    10/22/2019 10:59:11 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Canadian Thanksgiving was the second weekend in October. We were away, so we had Thanksgiving dinner here with our family last night. I scaled it back a bit, making smaller amounts of turkey dressing, gravy, and dessert. We have leftover turkey, salad, potatoes, and vegetables. I made Low-Carb Cauli... Read more

  • Recipes I Love

    10/20/2019 10:13:10 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Cooking= Preparing food with love- preparing food with intention. Have you ever noticed that a well prepared home cooked meal, that someone took all the little steps to make, tastes better? They made it with loving intent. That loving intent, the shopping and chopping and thinking of the e... Read more

  • Who Eats Out of a Measuring Cup?

    10/19/2019 7:08:41 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week in the 5% Challenge we are doing portion control where you read/know the portion size then measure/weigh all your food and drinks. This afternoon I was having a yogurt snack, so I looked at the container, serving size 1/3 cup 35 calories. OK I fill the 1/3 measuring cup, get the mini spoon... Read more

  • A Poem by Me

    10/19/2019 1:15:00 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    God is the Magic Butterfly, Butterfly come out and play “I can’t” she said I’m a caterpillar today The magic is in you The voice it spoke So she thought long and hard And almost choked It will be hard the voice It said You’ll test your strength Til you think you’re ... Read more

  • How I Stop a Binge

    10/19/2019 12:51:09 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    An Old Article I Wrote For SparkPeople That I Would Like To Share Again: Full Original Article:
    _to_stop_a_binge By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL) Binge eating has always been one of my biggest obsta... Read more

  • Do More of What Makes Me Happy! New Puppy!

    10/17/2019 10:26:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We went to the Portland OR area for 4 nights in our RV. The first 2 days we rested, shopped at Woodburn Premium Outlets with 114 stores (only shopped at 6 or 7), ate authentic Mexican food in the #1 restaurant twice. It was a holiday weekend so traffic to the shopping center was insane. Fortunately,... Read more

  • Pot Luck

    10/17/2019 7:51:48 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    We had a pot luck at work. It's fair to say this caused me a little anxiety. Would I eat too much? Would this throw me off my game? It was going to be a pasta bar with salad, appetizers, and dessert. I did great. I was hungry at 11:30 which is 45 minutes before my lunch hour. Instead of s... Read more

  • Every Diet Works For Somebody- Do You Want To Diet Your Whole Life?

    10/16/2019 9:17:56 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Every single diet out there works- for someone. My question is “Why do people go on deprivation diets unless they have an illness?” I found for myself and many of my clients that have lost 100-200 pounds, that ADDING healthy foods in, ADDING movement, ADDING spirituality, ADDING knowledge, ... Read more