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  • 217.3 Not much exercise but some PT plenty of rest , rest, rest

    12/15/2019 9:58:19 AM, by JOE14250

    almost three weeks post surgery! wound healing well. doing some semblance of PT daily. Easier on stairs, can come down reciprocating sometimes. Sleep still abnormal in small spirts. Three -two hours at a time and pee. Morning nap, PM nap, etc. Weight interesting swinging from a high of ... Read more

  • Holiday Check In, New Buffet Rule & Beautiful Dress

    12/14/2019 12:52:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Last night I attended the annual Women's Christmas Celebration at church. I looked in the 'other' closet to choose something to wear, and saw this beautiful dress I bought 5 years ago and have never wore. But today is the day to wear this size 14 dress. Yes!!! As I cut the tags off the dress, I was ... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Spark Ups My Calories

    12/13/2019 1:29:18 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today in Spark I set my January 1st target weight, and I have to lose 1.4 pounds to hit it. Spark upped my daily calories from 1200 - 1550 calories to 1570 - 1920! Wow that's a nice Christmas present! Yesterday we 'canasta girls' had our first annual Christmas party. We had a lovely buffet at t... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Daily Weigh Ins

    12/12/2019 12:18:46 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Daily weigh ins are good for me. I know some do not agree, but facing that scale every morning helps me focus. When my weight goes up, I do a quick review, can it be true? If I have been weighing in daily I can't go up 2 pounds over night, so it is likely water retention. I also look over the last w... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Computer Dead

    12/11/2019 11:50:34 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Making it through the holidays is harder than I thought it would be. Everywhere I go there is food! A time or two eating too much or eating the wrong foods is okay, I can compensate by having a strict diet the other meals. But a number of these ‘special holiday meals’ and I am not bouncing back. My ... Read more

  • Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS

    12/4/2019 12:24:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracking. TOPS I was 'star of the month' for November w... Read more

  • Back again

    12/4/2019 11:19:46 AM, by ROWANFAN

    Been on SparkPeople for years, with varying degrees of success. Disability can sure throw a spanner into the works when it comes to your life plans! Trying again here as I start the process for bariatric surgery.... Read more

  • Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/2/2019 2:05:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    On Saturday we went to a big birthday party with lots of appies. That day I ate light, and prepared my snack to take along, string cheese and apple slices 180 calories, leaving room for birthday cake. We left the house with so much stuff (music stand, guitar, gifts, appies, wine, etc.) we decided to... Read more

  • Day 3 count down to new year! Ride to BZ 1 lap 1 IPA yesterday

    12/2/2019 11:06:31 AM, by JOE14250

    got up at 4:30 AM and got two oxyies. dozed a bit and up at 7AM picked up by Tommy G and he gave me a ride to the BZ . I told him all on his terms time of departure and return. I thought it would be more satisfying! no! I did get one in door lap in on their track. I rested much and d... Read more

  • Day 2 walked to the pavillion with the heavy walker and 2 laps under roof.

    12/1/2019 10:41:43 AM, by JOE14250

    It was a light drizzle. No problem. I raised the handles of the walker, so I don' t have to bend over. I will do this several times a day. My hip is still sore of course. I skipped the oxcys this morning. I was taking 2 in AM and 2 in the PM. Switching to Tylenol. Laying back today a bit.... Read more

  • I am back and started my new years resolution yesterday 2 beers

    12/1/2019 2:31:20 AM, by JOE14250

    I am recovering from the new hip replacement. Still working on walking with a walker and cane at times. Friday I did walk down to Parkside Drive from my back yard. (400) steps or so! Still pain and on meds of course. Have been using two walkers one at the top of the stairs, and one at the bott... Read more

  • THE DAY AFTER !

    11/29/2019 9:06:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Maybe you all are out shopping. In my younger days, hubby and I ALWAYS went shopping the day after. Even if we had hosted the big meal the day before. Nothing stopped us ! Fast Forward. At this time, hubby is at Dialysis. It's just me and Sadie Mae ( our newest fur-baby ). Did you all... Read more

  • I am Losing Weight Over the Holidays

    11/28/2019 8:30:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Since October I am on the alert to sway myself from bad habits (bad choices). I am not perfect so I take corrective action as needed. What helps - 1) Daily nutrition tracking 2) Weighing myself daily 3) PGX capsules 4) Breakfast smoothies 255 calories 5) LOTS of diet Jello 6) Ta... Read more

  • no weight for a few days.... no exercise either. 4 beers

    11/24/2019 10:37:15 PM, by JOE14250

    A lot of nervous eating Prior to surgery Tuesday will be back on track with a shiny new hip to show off soon!... Read more

  • no weight for a few days.... no exercise either. 4 beers

    11/24/2019 10:36:55 PM, by JOE14250

    A lot of nervous eating Prior to surgery Tuesday will be back on track with a shiny new hip to show off soon!... Read more

  • My Lowest Weight in 20 Years

    11/23/2019 12:05:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I am at my lowest weight in 20 years! I hit the 180s and today I am 189.4 pounds! Happy dance! I've accomplished something major this year! My interim goal was to get to the 180s before the end of the year! I have 38 more days this year to continue losing. My next major interim goal is ... Read more

  • Making it Through the Holidays & Doing More of What Makes Me Happy!

    11/22/2019 1:23:07 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2019 - Doing More of What Makes Me Happy! I found a lot of things I like more than eating and I've lost 30 pounds this last year. I am focused on losing more weight this fall, so I have a running start in the new year. I have been nutrition tracking all year - it's the magic in weight loss. Currentl... Read more

  • 2019 Thanksgiving Buffet Rules & Holiday Eating

    11/21/2019 8:01:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Buffets, parties, and holidays we seem to lose our minds and live like there is no tomorrow. Forgo the "last supper" mentality! Remember, like any other day, you will be faced with choices, so it's just another day. Thanksgiving is a single day in November, and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, etc. is a ... Read more

  • MAYBE SOME ONE KNOWS

    11/16/2019 6:21:36 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have a question for all you readers. I must admit I don't know very much about Chihuahuas. As I have had Yorkies for some 43yrs.. But, Sadie Mae is maybe 12 - 18 mos. Old. But the Vets agree she is a White Chihuahua. But, we noticed a ltitle sprinkling of light tan hair. Now aft... Read more

  • A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal

    11/16/2019 4:27:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .7 pounds in the last 2 weeks of the challenge. I am les... Read more

  • Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop

    11/15/2019 1:43:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. Last week I kept seeing on youtube about people losing their minds over Popeye's Chic... Read more