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UPDATE: I'M Back Spark!!! Time 4 Reality Check! (Pics Inside)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hey Spark Fam!!!

Well it's been a while since I've been on here.. Lots of things have happened in my life over the past 3 months. I got married in Puerto Rico in April, then moved to GA in May, started a new job in June & fast forward now I am emoticon on the emoticon by 10 pounds!!! With that said I need an accountable team, accountable partner to help get me back on the right track.

I had got down to 231 & now back up to 241.6 as of this morning. Now I said once I hit the 230s, I wouldn't go back to the 240s but with everything that has been going on over the past 3 months I haven't made time for exercising or eating right. At this rate, I will be 300 pounds by the end of the year easily if I don't get my eating in order. The good thing is I recognize that I am headed back down the wrong road & need to change quickly.

I won't be able to join a gym here b/c they are way tooo pricey for my budget. What does this mean, I wake up early now for work b/c I have 40 minute drive to work. In the evenings I am SUPER tired when I get home but I know that SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE!! I am going to have to get on some program! I have lots of weights & dvds at home, so either I have to get up before work & get some exercising in or do it after work.

Well sorry it's so long but just wanted to catch you guys up!! emoticon emoticon

Oh, here's some pictures from my FABULOUS Engagement Photo Session!! This was SOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!

Us in Y'Bor City, FL.

Us In Tampa, FL

Us in Tampa, FL

Us in Y'Bor City, FL (on First Trolley in Y'Bor)

Us in Y'Bor City, FL

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Congratulations on your marriage, move, and new job. You are such a cute couple!!!

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JUDITHANNIE 7/16/2013 3:15PM

    Good for you have a wonderful fun life

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PEPPERLEAH 7/15/2013 8:35PM

    Congratulations Cassandra!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/13/2013 2:29PM

    Beautiful pictures. emoticon

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PLATINUM755 7/12/2013 4:58PM

    emoticon You're married now! emoticon I hope you and yours are enjoying GA. And thank you for the pics, they're great!

You have been busy. emoticon As life begins to settle down a little, I agree that checking you health insurance and see if there is a wellness plan there; it could save you big bucks and maybe even earn points to reduce cost of insurance.

As for your healthy lifestyle journey, start off slowly and build from there. Think steps or minutes not miles, and track you activities. Go through your DVDs and start building your workout. You're back....WELCOME!... emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 7/11/2013 11:18PM

    Great photos. That area is really beautiful too.

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JUNEAU2010 7/11/2013 9:09PM

    Adorable pictures!

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BRETT_DAY1981 7/11/2013 1:30PM

    Welcome back! Great pics

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123ELAINE456 7/11/2013 1:27PM

  Congratulations to You, Your Husband and Family. Great Photos. Start tracking your food like you did before, Eat healthy Foods, and start by exercising 10 minutes a day and gradually increase the time every few days. You Can Do It. This is the WTG!!! Your Spark Friends are here to help you along the way. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KAT321123 7/11/2013 1:16PM

    I'm definitely not a gym pusher, but if you're interested in gyms, it looks like there is a Planet Fitness where you are and it's only $10/month. I love going to mine!

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 7/11/2013 1:16PM

    So cute, beautiful... Just Beautiful. Wynn, you can do it. It's going to take some adjustments, but it can be done. TIP for you with the gyms. Look into your health insurance and see if they "pay" a percentage of your gym memberships. I've learnt about this through some blogger on You'll get it together, just be blessed on this journey and work your plan with your spouse. I do believe he'll support you 1000%. My husband is my biggest cheerleader. He cheers when I can't cheer for myself. So, lean on him.
Peace & Blessings.
Congrats on your "new" life.

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    Y'Bor is so much fun - I am about 1 hour from there. I know you can get yourself back on course. First, yes exercise is important, but in reality the nutritional is where it is at. Plug your numbers into Spark tell it you a weight if you lose 2 pounds a week and it will give you a date. Get 30 minutes of any heart pumping exercise in 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening. pretend to jump rope or march in place during a TV program you watch. Next stick with the calories/fat/carbs/protein that Spark tells you to do. Measure that food with a scale and no skimp or overload. Measure as accurately as possible (buy a good digital food scale). Weigh in 1 time a week (NO peeking during the week). emoticon

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MY1FAN 7/11/2013 12:36PM

    Congrats to you! Love the pictures. Just start with one small attainable goal and build on to it. Take it one day at a time. You don't have to do everything at once. But you have to do something ( one thing) at once. Best wishes to you and your family.

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WOUBBIE 7/11/2013 12:18PM

    Sweet! Congratulations and best wishes!

It's tough getting back on track. I really don't want to make time during my precious home hours to "waste" on exercise, so I get as much done on the job as I can. I walk at least 5 minutes out of every hour, start my morning with some Tai Chi and basic squats and plies - hand weights if I have time - and try to walk outside for at least 10 minutes at lunchtime.

I'm sure somebody will come on here and post about how you "just HAVE to make time for exercise" but the truth is, if you don't love it you don't love it and there's no point scheduling something you're not going to do anyway. It just makes you feel bad.

The key is for you (and me too!) to find activity that is DOABLE on a daily basis, even if it means you gotta start small. (My very first goal was to walk 5 minutes a day. Really! Five minutes. Five minutes was a big deal at first, not because of my physical condition but because of my lack of interest. I now walk 40 minutes MINIMUM on weekdays.)

So, welcome back! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress the rest of the summer!

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CARMEL_466 7/11/2013 11:49AM

    Congratulations! Happy to see you back. Love the pictures and you and your hubby look so beautiful together. When I was working, I exercised on my breaks and took twenty minutes out of my lunch to get some walking in. We had an exercise room so that helped. I know you will find away. My best to you in all the changes you have made. emoticon

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DEEDAYE 7/11/2013 11:34AM

    emoticon emoticon on all the wonderful life changes! I understand how easy it is to side tracked by life. Events, good or bad can easily take us off course. I know for me eating poorly and being inactive is my normal way of life. I am working to change that but it doesn't come easy or natural to me. emoticon emoticon

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CLEE2830 7/11/2013 10:55AM

    Congratulations on all your life events! I moved to Florida from Atlanta 12 years ago and still miss it! With your schedule, I see where it is hard to fit in exercise. Are you able to walk at lunch time? I worked in mid-town Atlanta and was able to get in some great walks during lunch. emoticon

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CTUPTON 7/11/2013 10:25AM

    So much fun to read--and see --your blog! You have inspired me!

Wow! Your life has changed lots! good luck with everything!

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SPATTEN2001 7/11/2013 9:47AM

    I can so identify with your words .... I recently retired, moved from WA state to UT, and ... somehow in the process I am up 10 lbs on the scale!!! So I will definitely encourage you to get back into a routine of healthy eating and exercise where you can find it! WE can do it!!! One day at a time!!! Congratulations on your marriage ... wishing you a fabulous new life!

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PHLESIAZHOPE 7/11/2013 9:38AM

    Congrats to you and your family ! God bless! emoticon

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ROCKLAND2010 7/11/2013 9:38AM

    Congratulations! Great photos! We are all here to support you.

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