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  • YES. HUGE breakthrough.

    2/17/2020 5:54:53 PM, by SHMOOKITTY

    Over the past two days, I have been reading a book called Making Peace With Food by Susan Kano. I originally had it back in the early 1990s when I was recovering from bulimia and recently decided to buy it again off Amazon as part of my Intuitive Eating journey. The book was published in 1989,... Read more

  • -18C cloudy and light snow

    2/17/2020 9:30:41 AM, by MAJORK29

    -18C cloudy and light snow Sunrise @ 7:47 Sunset @ 5:48 Yesterday's stats Steps: 2868 Floors: 0 Active Minutes: 0 Sleep: 7hr49min I didn't do much yesterday at all, plus I charge my watch so when I was up and about it didn't count my steps. Today is Family Day.  I am suppo... Read more

  • Consistency ~ My 90-Day Challenge

    2/16/2020 8:04:00 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MamaDee's Blog ~ SP Day 5050! Today is Sunday! Today is also February 16, 2020. Exactly three weeks since my last blog. AND.... Three weeks until we return to DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME! (I really dislike changing time back & forth - but of the two, I like 'springing forward' one hour best!... Read more

  • -9C mostly Cloudy

    2/16/2020 10:29:46 AM, by MAJORK29

    -9C mostly Cloudy Sunrise @ 7:50 Sunset @ 5:46 Yesterday's Stats Steps: 5842 Floors: 6 Active Minutes: 31 Sleep: 7hr33min Today's quote "We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize." Thick Nhat Hank I got to sleep in this morning until 7am when I he... Read more

  • Valentine's Day memory lane, 2020

    2/15/2020 10:32:52 AM, by MOMTOLJ

    Oh my Valentine! He took me out to supper at a place we used to go and eat crab - surf and turf. We hadn't been there in over a year! (2018) This put me back on my goal big time. Now I'll have to lose again the gained pounds that my enemy the scale told me I gained. I just couldn't stop eating ... Read more

  • -5C Mostly Clear

    2/14/2020 9:18:15 AM, by MAJORK29

    -5C Mostly Clear Sunrise @ 7:54 Sunset @ 5:42 Yesterday's stats Steps: 3843 Floors: 6 Active Minutes: 0 Yesterday was a long day.  I ended up working all day.  Really didn't feel great but wasn't as bad once I got to the store.  The store itself was very cold, their washroom was ... Read more

  • Day 101 of BLE eating / 3 things I am grateful for / update on sweet Molly

    2/13/2020 11:21:05 PM, by MARILYNS481

    Over the past while I have mentioned on my status and on a thread of one of the groups I belong to my sweet little dog Molly. Last week (Wednesday) she went to the groomer - that went well but the groomer said she noticed that her one ear was once again infected and that she had the skin ... Read more

  • Lagging Again

    2/12/2020 6:40:11 PM, by PORTIA70

    I have let several days go by without checking in. As mentioned I have a neighbor who likes to take us out to eat. He never eats at home and likes to take about 3 or 4 of us out to eat. This means he has someone knock on my door almost every day, and gets me side tracked from what I want to do. So f... Read more

  • 100 days of BLE / 3 things I am grateful for today

    2/12/2020 2:34:49 PM, by MARILYNS481

    Today is a big day for me = Day 100 of the changes made to my eating. My plan is (1) no snacks (2) no sugar (3) no flour (4) measure all foods (5) write down menu for the next day before going to bed. It is working - as of yesterdays weighin I am down 24.2 pounds (since November 5) ... Read more

  • Resuming the downward trend

    2/11/2020 8:03:36 PM, by SHMOOKITTY

    I have done a lot of dealing with feelings the last few days, and have decided that I am ready to start losing again. I am still following Intuitive Eating - I am not going to actively diet - just keep eating like I have been, but without the few binges that snuck into my life when I was tryi... Read more

  • Giving myself some time

    2/7/2020 7:20:45 PM, by SHMOOKITTY

    If you read my last blog, you know that I have spent the last two months going between 208 and 212 pounds, and I have been having trouble getting lower due to previous abuse/trauma issues flaring up, that tell me it's safer to stay in a fat body. I have since made another major breakthrough regardi... Read more

  • Been Falling Behind

    2/7/2020 2:18:11 AM, by PORTIA70

    I have good intentions everyday on things that I want to tackle and finish. And everyday someone or something comes along and throws a monkey wrench in my plans. For example, I will go to start the housework, and soon as I get started here comes a neighbor wanting me to go out to eat with them. One ... Read more

  • Recuperating is not as fast as I wish

    2/6/2020 1:01:13 PM, by MOMTOLJ

    I never felt better in a long time. I don't even feel my heart is there - that's unusual because it always felt choked by it's confined space. I 'm just very weak in the legs is all but I'm confident that will change in a very short time.... I can't wait to be ME again. I have so many project!... Read more

  • Didn't last very long

    2/5/2020 8:08:31 PM, by MOMTOLJ

    Sheesh. Woke up early with heart trouble. After 3 needle, I was put out for shocks. Was MIA on 529... Read more

  • Week 108 of therapy

    2/4/2020 11:27:09 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week in therapy I discussed with one therapist who is not Christine the fact that I seen the nurse practitioner again and she prescribed me a mouthwash called magic mouthwash. Two of the key ingredients are lidocaine and maalox. It is used for mouth sores and pain. Which is what I am battling r... Read more

  • Having a good day

    2/4/2020 4:14:30 PM, by MOMTOLJ

    This morning , I felt good! I finally had some energy. Went to see the doctor and BP was normal! - That's rare. My blood pressure pills were cut in half again. The fainting spells are associated to my lower number of BP drops drastically and causes me to be feeling faint and have low energy - nev... Read more

  • Back in the safe zone AGAIN

    2/3/2020 9:42:21 AM, by SHMOOKITTY

    This is pretty long, about two pages of typed text in Word. You don't have to read it, but I needed to write it and break through the shame so I am sharing it. So it's been two months of this now. In December, I got to 209.9. Under 210. And then I promptly went back to 212. I... Read more

  • Got A New Tattoo

    2/2/2020 1:02:02 AM, by PORTIA70

    I rewarded myself with a new tattoo yesterday. I will add a photo after bit when I go through my cell phone. It is of mine and my love's zodiac signs. He is a Capricorn and I am a Cancer. Both signs overlap each other and there is stars illuminating the way. I absolutely love it. I picked it put las... Read more

  • 6 Teeth Pulled Yesterday

    1/29/2020 1:12:29 PM, by PORTIA70

    So, my dentist started on my bottom teeth yesterday, now that all my tops were already removed. They told me they will not send off for my dentures until they are done with the pulling of all they plan to take out. How fun. I look like grandma gums already LOL One of the stitches came loose ... Read more

  • week 107 of therapy

    1/28/2020 6:38:14 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week in therapy we discussed the fact that the cat was again begging me for food. We also discussed the fact that I like to get away from the cat if possible to be able to relax but since he is like a puppy and follows me around I can't exactly get away from him. We also discussed some other th... Read more

  • 85 days / 12 weeks of eating healthy / 3 things I am grateful for today (Jan 28 2020)

    1/28/2020 6:36:44 PM, by MARILYNS481

    Thought I would share here a little about where I am at re getting healthy. I have been overweight - actually morbidly overweight for some time. I never dreamed that I would ever be as heavy as I am - but lack of taking care of myself and thinking all is well caught up with me. Over... Read more

  • well, that was a long break

    1/27/2020 9:39:04 AM, by MJMONE

    Okay, gotta do, this. One step at a time. Gonna be a hard responsibilities at work just increased which includes monthly travel for work. Maybe I should make those days 'salad' days. I don't know. Our kids gifted us with a subscription (3 months) to the Rich Roll menu planner...v... Read more

  • New Setback

    1/26/2020 12:12:07 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG: SP ~ Day 5029 HARD TIMES will always reveal true friends! Tough times don't last, TOUGH PEOPLE DO! And now, we have a NEW setback!!! 39 Friday afternoon, just before 4pm, my daughter Jessi & I were in a car accident! We were t-boned on the passe... Read more

  • Ended Up Sick

    1/24/2020 1:04:27 PM, by PORTIA70

    Went out to eat with some neighbors. It was warm when we left but the temperature dropped while we was eating. I felt fine until I got home, and noticed that my neuropathy was hurting. Shortly after that I got a low grade fever. I did not get to feeling better until late last night. That is why I ha... Read more

  • Stressed ~ Blessed

    1/24/2020 12:21:01 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG: SP ~ Day 5026 No matter how stressed you are Remember how blessed you are It's been a busy day! 198 And it's ending with a lot of stress! 39 My daughter came home about 9:30 tonight and said she was hearing a weird hissing sound from the car. By the time ... Read more

  • week 106 of therapy

    1/23/2020 7:16:15 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week in therapy we discussed my mom and her situation with her back and how the insurance company refused to let her have the neurostimulator in her back. I also discussed how the technology is over 20 years according to my former pain doctor since he is the one who brought it to the pain clini... Read more

  • Discipline

    1/23/2020 12:43:46 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG: SP ~ Day 5025 DISCIPLINE is doing what needs to be done, even if you don't want to DO IT. DISCIPLINE is doing it no matter what your state of mind is. Both so true! But it's still so hard! Any tips? I'm trying to instill some better habits, but stil... Read more

  • Back To Sparking

    1/22/2020 12:06:01 PM, by PORTIA70

    My apologies for being gone almost a week. What started as a day or two just to relax caught me off guard. I also need to remember that the best time to Spark is in the morning hours for me. Evening tends to be my websurfing time, and then I end up going to bed and forget to post. Anywho, I ... Read more

  • True Measure

    1/21/2020 11:25:11 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG ~ SP Day 5024 Such a powerful statement, don't ya think? The TRUE MEASURE of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. ~Ann Landers I saw both sides of this during my month away from home. 24 Happy to be back where most of tho... Read more

  • I'm BACK! 01/20/2020 Been TOO Long!

    1/20/2020 11:55:14 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 5023 4 WEEKS since my last blog!!! 198 No, it's not my puppy! But it is where I'm at - so to speak. 211 I'm in recovery mode. It's Monday night. I'm at home, resting... A LOT! Thursday night I got on a plane in Houston, TX, where it was about ... Read more

  • Dreams????

    1/19/2020 3:26:26 PM, by MOMTOLJ

    Last week I started to write down my dreams for my life at my age. Every day, I wrote 5 dreams, some were the same and some not. At the end of the week I notice some were recurring so I took the 5 I seem to have more at heart and I noticed that by day 7 those dreams were turning into goals and some ... Read more