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Wednesday, January 08, 2020      6 comments

I never thought it would be so hard to eat five structured meals a day. By structured, I mean a quality protein with a complex carbohydrate instead of just grabbing something out of the fridge. I have to eat at least 60-80g of low fat-high pr... Read more
Sunday, January 05, 2020      6 comments

Happy New Year all of you lovely Sparkers. I am ready to make BIG changes this year. Some of my friends and family think that I am taking a drastic step. I have enrolled in a surgical weight loss program. I truly admire people like ... Read more
Sunday, January 20, 2019      6 comments

I had my first appointment of the year with my Bariatric doctor this past Wednesday. I knew it wasn't going to be good, but did not realize how bad it was. I started going to the Weight Management Clinic in October of 2016. I was frustrated b... Read more
Friday, April 06, 2018      8 comments

First of all, WOW, it's been over a year since I have blogged. I realize I have been posting in my team chats and the community feed, and I guess that has taken me away from blogging. Now about the community feed; when SP first introduce... Read more
Did I mention I'm not a morning person???
Friday, January 27, 2017      1 comments

In the remake of "Freaky Friday" with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan, there is a scene in the beginning when the mom is trying to get the daughter out of bed for school, and she is pulling on her ankles while the girl clings to the headboard... Read more
Progress and a hike.
Friday, December 02, 2016      1 comments

So I had my appointment with the Bariatric Doctor and Nutritionist on Tuesday. I have made some progress, but not as much as I wanted, and I know why. The last two weeks, I ignored my food tracking because I wasn't eating right. Lots of resta... Read more
Monday, November 21, 2016      11 comments

I'd like to introduce Makua (pronounced Ma koo ah). He is a true rescue, or as my friend put it, a foundling. My son and his girlfriend were... Read more
Friday, November 11, 2016      5 comments

I have been a member of Spark People since April of 2008. I have had off and on periods, and my weight has been up and down, lately more up. As I have gotten closer to the age my mom was when she was diagnosed with diabetes, I realized my body... Read more
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      4 comments

So, my wonderful team, 40-somethings with 50-99 lbs to Lose, has 3 monthly team challenges. You set a goal, and then work at meeting it. You can participate in all or just one, it's up to you. They are Steps, Mileage, and Fitness Minutes. I e... Read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      3 comments

All three of those quotes come to mind when I think of the week I just had. "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." I took a partial week of vacation, and though I was staying home, I had activities planned to get me out of t... Read more
Resistance Is Futile
Sunday, June 12, 2016      3 comments

For some reason, that phrase from Star Trek has been running through my head today. For you non-Trekkies out there, there is a race of aliens that are half machine and half living matter and they are like a computer network that shares one brai... Read more
My Body
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      5 comments

I was reading a message board post by a member who was ranting about not "making progress" with their weight loss expectations. She loses very slowly and plateaus often. She works out constantly, cut out carbs, but still don't see progress. T... Read more
Monday, May 30, 2016      8 comments

Once again, I have let life keep me from taking care of myself. I can make a ton of excuses, list all the reasons, but it really just comes down to making time for me. Good things that have happened: My mom bought a car in January. We h... Read more
Friday, January 29, 2016      5 comments

So, I was sitting at my desk, trying to think about something interesting to write about. I don't plan to Blog more than once or twice a month, so I don't want to just ramble on. I was mentally reviewing my month, and how I had decided to star... Read more
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
Sunday, January 10, 2016      8 comments

A little late, but Happy New Year, every one. I haven't been very active on Spark People for the last few months. I fell prey to the holiday frenzy and... Read more

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