APLUSGURL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=APLUSGURL APLUSGURL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531485 I haven't blogged in a long time, and although I really don't have time to do one now, I have decided to do one anyway. I need to hold myself accountable, and be honest. I lost 80 lbs- so close to my goal, and just as I have done in the past, I slipped and gained 30 of it back in a year. It's time to stop hiding behind the curtain, and own up to my mistakes. With all of this being said, I made the decision to re evaluate my goals, and re commit myself to accomplishing those goals again! My w... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 01:10:41 EST The Old and the New http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203837 So I have been trying to write this blog for a few weeks now, and I finally feel like sitting down and discussing dreams, aspirations, successes, and failures. <BR> <BR> For those of you who may not know, I am a full- time college student studying Music . Fall semester 2012 was no walk in the park for me! I had 10 classes with 18 hrs. and a 40 hour Internship to fill. I am the kind of person that does not give up, and I will push myself to the breaking point! Ok, so I reached it this time... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:50:29 EST Swimsuit Model http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030745 Ok, not quite,but I decided to FINALLY pose in a bathing suit, this is something that I have NEVER done before, but I thought that it would be an appropriate way to end the summer! I did very well this summer losing 12 lbs and a combined 13 inches! I had hoped to lose more, but then I realized that it took me a whole year to gain 18 lbs, so losing 25 lbs did not seem so realistic after all. I am very proud of my success, and I know it will help boast me into the the hardest part of the year- ... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:06:30 EST All Dressed up with Someplace to Go with FOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024348 So today was the very day that I have been looking forward to ever since I completed Spring Semester this year- The President's Dinner! <BR> <BR> So what is the Presidents Dinner you ask? Glad you asked, I'll inform you hehee... <BR> The President's Dinner is a tradition that has been going on at Trevecca Nazarene University for years. Every year the President hosts this really fine dinner where everyone gets all dressed up for a formal evening of dining, fellowship, and usually some sort o... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 02:32:45 EST Two " GIRLS" Doin' A Done Girl Dance Zumba Style!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994011 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800208768.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Allright! I finally did it, I recorded a DONE Girl Dance Whoo Hoo!! This was SO much fun! I did this in 5 parts. It's alot of the same thing, so I'm not uploading it all, but I might upload the Belly Dance portion.... maybe... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l400428534.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We started off with the Gun Show <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:39:14 EST Yoga Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991246 More Yoga!!!! This is part two to my Yoga VLOG ventures! I'm a bit more shaky in this one, but I enjoyed these exercises so much. I will say that my balance STINKS-It always has. I am really trying to improve that stinky balance, all the time. I really get into this side of it with the leg extensions. Wanna improve strength and flexibility? Gotta try some Yoga..... <em>417</em> <em>416</em> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 03:35:37 EST Yoga Live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985092 This is my first Vlog ever! I am a total Yogi, and thought it might be interesting to see how I look when I am practicing a routine. I picked a routine that I have NEVER done before, so this will not be perfect, BUT isn't that what makes life REAL? Enjoy me looking as graceful as an elephant . Get ready to see my "nerdiness" and hear southern accent <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This routine and many other's are free on Hulu. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hulu.com/watch/228804/ </link> ... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:13:23 EST Me...... and .. My.. Bouncy....... Ball.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984213 So last week I cleaned my bedroom, and I found an unused gift card from Target ,and I thought to myself, "Hmm... What will I do with this?". Needless to say, I had been wanting to buy a balance ball for some time now, and I knew that it was high time that I done so! So without further adieu, here is my workout on my new bouncy ball :). The ball came with a workout DVD, and resistance band so that was super cool! Never mind the awkwardness, LOL I was focused (most of the time).... <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 00:52:38 EST Too much to soon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981299 So this week has been a tough one for me. Everything pretty much came to a grinding <em>227</em> ! I was so weak and tired that I could barely function let alone exercise. I didn't even bother with taking time to fix meals. I haven't been so tired in over a year. <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436082420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I cannot begin to tell you how long I slept last week. I know that Monday I slept a normal 8 hours, got up ate breakfast, too... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 05:37:57 EST Weekend Warrior - ANIMAL DG Mini-Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973740 Mini- Challenge for the DG. I actually was doing my usual Saturday Astanga Yoga , and integrated a few "animal" moves in with some pics. My hubby shot these random photos of me doing my THANG :D. One of my goals is to one day do a full scorpion, but I'm proud of what I can do NOW! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l537446307.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Down Dog <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l92075022.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cat <BR> <BR> <img src... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 23:25:32 EST I Think I Have Flipped the Sweat Switch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970339 So I know this might sound crazy, but I have never REALLY been able to sweat. I mean the kind of sweat that just drips and leaves your socks and underwear drenched. Yeah, I know that's gross, but THAT has never happened to me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872014179.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l209613462.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I mean I get hot and sweat, but it's mostly beads that just kinda run a bit, and m... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 18:32:24 EST "For the Body I want"- Red Hot Heartbreakers Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963238 It's interesting because I had planned on writing this yesterday, but I was so tired and so defeated, that I just didn't do it. Since it's my girly time, and I vegged all day and most of the weekend, I just didn't know how to get back on track. So what do I do, I open up my spark email and I find Nixxie's Blog for the "For the Body I Want", so after reading her inspirational words, I started digging through old photos,and I realized, that I had come to far to let a bad day mess up my whole we... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:30:33 EST Better Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956722 Today I ended my my Challenge with the DG's and I wasn't thrilled about the numbers, but it IS PROGRESS! Sadly, I gained when I started school, but the weight is going back down slowly but surely. This summer I have put most of my focus on eating better, my portions have stayed in control, but I've slipped up on my sugars,and carbs. I don't think I have EVER bought and eaten so many fresh fruits and veggies before in my life! I LOVE IT! One other thing that I have decided recently to do is e... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:25:19 EST Water Bug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947065 I finally decided to take my neighbor up on his offer to use their pool;he has asked me to over many times and I always refused till the crazy heat today kicked in! I ended up doing some sun worshiping and swimming. Well, actually I can't swim,but I did bounce around and run around the pool. I think I tried every aerobic exercise that I could think of. I actually felt the burn in my legs and got my heart rate up ! Maybe someday I can learn how to actually swim . I admit that I am a bit embar... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:12:43 EST A Week of Freggies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941584 So this week our DG Goddess Challenge had us making sure that we eat lots of freggies (that is fruits and veggies). The challenge was to find new and fun ways to incorporate freggies into our meals, and blog about them! <BR> <BR> So this is what I have come up with. I made some AMAZING salads this week. I am posting the recipes on my recipe website. But I'll give you some previews here. <BR> These are some pictures of the veggies I created this week. <BR> Better than Wendy's Berry Almond Ch... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:18:07 EST Sweaty and Loving It!! Goddess Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914742 I didn't do the mini-challenge last week, but I decided to so it this week! I've come out of the gate pretty strong by deweeding,digging, and planting in my flower garden (not counting Yoga). I am looking to add a nice 3 mile walk as well. I had to take a break after pulling up two hedges by the root ( I kicked them out LOL)! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l479433947.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can see how red and sweaty I am! <BR> <BR> What are you most proud of in ... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 12:37:16 EST Birthday whoo hoo's and woes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907465 Another year down in the books, and I'm a year older and wiser ( yeah right). So my birthday was really nice, I had a great overnight visit from my Mom. We went out to eat for two days. I have NOT been good at all. I maintained some self control for the first day, but yesterday my darling husband bought me chocolate. Normally, it's not that big of a deal to be around chocolate, but since my "friend" came to visit, I have been craving chocolate. Needless to say, I tore through a bag of dark ch... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:19:00 EST I ran a Mile ( sorta...) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462629 Well yesterday I woke up, got dressed and headed to my first class (the dreaded Health/Wellness) class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When we get to class, the instructor comes in brining a SCALE and he has this sheet of paper with several different activities. The first activity is Mile Run with a blank.. Oh BOY! I think that I have stressed that I don't care much for running with the exception for running in rain. I'm a power walker but running is really NOT my thing! So here I am in this clas... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 12:58:07 EST I feel like I'm in a Time Machine! (First Day as a Freshman in College at 35) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4458217 Well, I've been a bit quiet laely due to my starting college. For those of you who may not know, I made the decision this year to go to College. I have started as a Traditional Undergrad at a Christian University(where hubby works). I have been pretty nervous about the experience but I truly believe that may hard work pay off and I also know that it is where God wants me to be. <BR> <BR> I have never REALLY been out of my comfort zone before BUT this time I am totally out of my comfort zon... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:37:07 EST BLC Challenge Success .. What's Next???(Pasting from my FB Note) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4444972 <BR> <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser Challenge. Go Blazing Blues!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> by Becky Peach Davis on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 12:17pm <BR> . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So I have been doing this 10 week Biggest Loser Challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The way it works is that you weigh in weekly posting your weight and all through the week we have mini challenges to ensure healthy habits and make sure we get activity. I manged to do all the challenges except Water activities because well.... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 23:20:54 EST Dinner and Something to Write About..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4443114 Tonight was the annual Presidents Dinner at the college where my Husband works. This college Trevecca Nazarene University, also happens to be where I will be going to college starting next week. <BR> I have attended this dinner once before when Anth first started working there. The dinner is a HUGE event and is a bit formal. (Not black tie but Sunday Best) The food wasn't the best the first year as I remember. I seem to remember very bland med well done steak, twice baked potato, rolls and ... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 01:44:43 EST Na Na Na Na... Na Na Na Na.... Hey Hey Hey GOODBYE 3X's and 2X's!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4440708 I have been doing a Biggest Loser Challenge for the past 10 weeks. On week one I posted my goals were to lose 10 lbs and move up to 180 minutes of exercise per week. I have actually lost over 10 lb's ( 11 and maybe more) and gone WAY over 180 minutes a week. My reward for this challenge was to buy some new shorts. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> So here's the thing, I went to Target ( I like their line) and picked out some cute shorts. Hmm.... Should I get the XXL or the XL.? I grabbed the XX... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:58:39 EST What do you do when what you want is starring you in the face? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4435847 I'm taking a step into a different direction today. I know I'm usually pretty upbeat, (and I am) but today and really this week I've been masking my extreme nervousness for the weeks to come. <BR> <BR> Some of you may already know that I will be starting school as a traditional freshman undergrad. That's FRESHMAN- don't get me wrong, I am very excited but this is bringing some serious feelings of anxiety and fear as well. I am 35 years old and graduated in 1994, that's almost 20 years ago!... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:04:02 EST Give up Sweets??? WARNING MAY CONTAIN FOOD PRON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433905 Me? Nah, not gonna happen. With that being said, These are just a few things that I have recently conjured up. Ok, a warning here, this is food PRON <em>334</em> Please keep in mind, that these are for emergency situations only!! Ok well, it depends. I do not advise having these sorta treats daily but every once in awhile we need a little something. <BR> <BR> These treats all are quick and easy. I just like to make my desserts pretty and make them feel naughty although they are really ... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:31:57 EST Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423986 I don't know about you guys but I have been keeping an eye on Halloween costumes for Sexy Beast! Last night I was all over the internet trying to find something cute that would fit in my budget. Try as I might I could not help but think about all those costumes in my closet and that buying a new one just would be a bad idea. As I was looking different ideas I got down to five costumes and all are pretty cute. These were my top 5 <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. Fairy Princess- I've never been a fairy b... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 01:39:07 EST "Food Matters" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4420048 I don't know if any of you have seen this documentary but I highly recommend watching it. The fact that we have all been programmed for a"pill for every ill" is so absurd. When I had my stroke, I was told that I would be on blood thinner for life. The doctors that told me I would me on medication for life, were wrong! Now I am in no way saying that all drugs are bad because they are necessary to life but we truly need to learn about nutrition. <BR> <BR> With that being said, I am looking... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:30:55 EST Nausea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4417834 So I am trying to figure this out.... <BR> I exercise around 11:00-11:30 every day and never have a problem did about 20 minutes of Power Vinyasa Yoga and I got light headed and nauseated. I was not struggling and felt great up until that point. I normally do 45 mins to an hour. I had to get still and relax so that I would not barf. I have motion sickness in cars sometimes so I wonder if it might be related. <BR> <BR> I had a piece of whole wheat bread with a tbsp of peanut butter, a stem ... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:16:40 EST My Dream Dress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413520 This is something that has never happened to me EVER! I always hear people talking about visualizing success but this is off the chain! <BR> <BR> The other night I had this crazy dream! I went to my high school reunion (which I have NEVER done). I was with Anthony and we were looking so FLY! I was absolutely SMOKIN hot wearing this blue satin stretch dress. This is the kind of dress that only celebrities wear. <BR> <BR> I don't know where the reunion took place but when I got here almo... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 02:55:54 EST Stupid piece of Metal trying to ruin my life!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408046 OK, I said metal but it's more glass. I'm talking about the scale of course! OK, I know what your thinking; she has gained weight and doesn't want to admit it. OK, first off if that were actually true then I'd fess up and deal with it. The thing is, my stupid piece of crap scale is reading 10 pounds too high and fluctuates all between these 10 pounds. I have an old scale upstairs that I replaced with a nice new sparkling WW scale at the end of last year and it worked "OK" until two weeks ag... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 00:26:58 EST My Story in Pictures. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4403792 This is in response to blog post from ANELAKANOA. This is my story complete with pics LOTS OF PICS!!! <BR> <BR> I am 35 years young :) <BR> <BR> How long have I been obese? I'll let you see for yourself. <BR> <BR> Please bare in mind that these aren't all exact dates but they are pretty close. <BR> <BR> Birth 5/31/1976 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l475003474.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My brother took the initiative to take care of his baby sissy :) <BR> <img src=... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 03:09:59 EST Week/Weekend Warrior? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4391873 I have had a wonderful mini vacation visiting my family this week so far. In an effort to stay healthy during my visit, AND to get used to riding my bike again; I decided to take by new bike with me. Keep in mind its been 20 years since I have rode the bike and I have NEVER been very good at it. I have had the fear of wrecking since I jumped back on it Saturday. I have been trying to consistently ride it everyday for as long as I could stand it. Yesterday we made some adjustments to the bike... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:33:17 EST And I ran.. I ran so far away... I just ran...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4387435 Ok, so this wasn't today it was actually last week. It has been SO HOT and humid here in Nashville and I have not felt like walking in weeks! I mean not hot like, well it's kinda hot, I'll sweat a little and move on. It's HOT like I'm walking into a furnace and can feel my face melting off when I go outside. Yeah, I'm a wimp when it comes to heat BIG TIME WIMP! <BR> <BR> So I walk to my mailbox and I was like "Hmmm.. It's actually quite nice out here. " I got my mail came inside, checked... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:50:18 EST Transferring an old WW Blog.... Conquering the Chinese Buffet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4386527 Today was a feat for me! I somehow managed to eat at a Chinese Buffet and not bust my day! Not only that, but I still have points left over! I skipped on my favorites which was hard. I did not eat any sesame chicken, or crab ragoons! I chose beef and chicken with veggies, pepper steak, a small bit of fried rice and veggie spring roll over the crab ragoon and then finished with some fruit and jello cubes! I feel really good about my choices! Here's to one victory at a time!!! Tue, 26 Jul 2011 02:06:53 EST Can You Ever Actually Forget? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4383930 How to ride a bike? My husband and I have really been trying to figure out how to get out of the house and get some exercise and have some fun. OK, so he doesn't really need to worry about fitness because he is 6'1 155 lbs- He is actually trying to gain weight. DON'T YOU JUST HATE THAT! Well we used to walk but it seemed to get boring so stopped walking. I have to do my working out on my own at home when he is at work. So one day out of nowhere he comes up with the idea of getting bikes and... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:25:45 EST Everything to Lose?...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4378401 First off, this is not easy for me. I feel that I need to Blog about this for some strange reason. Here goes.. <BR> <BR> So here I am, I have lost 62 lbs and moving strong! I am happier and healthier now than I may have ever been in my entire life at the age of 35! I married the love of my life 5 years ago and we have lived very happily and really never had any hard times. We wanted oh so desperately to have a child for many years but it did not happen. <BR> <BR> To give you some ba... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 01:37:18 EST OH! Did I offend you? Well... I'm not apologizing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4375126 Well....... I'm talking to Negativity and those who spread it. I'm NOT apologizing! Now don't get me wrong, we all have good days and bad days and sometimes we need to express that and be REAL with others and ourselves but I'm not talking about that. I'm declaring war on those TOXIC people in our lives and all of their Negativity that they love to spread to others. Well, I think it's time to spread POSITIVITY! <BR> <BR> YES, That's right! I am THAT girl. <BR> I am THAT girl that SMILES ... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:29:25 EST A life of Mediocrity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4373253 This life of Mediocrity has ALWAYS been an issue for me. As a child, I never really had a problem. I have always been overweight my entire life but I was never really bullied in high school. If at any time, I was ever bullied in any way (which I think I remember a total of 3 times) I stood up for myself. In kindergarden, there was a girl who told me that I had HER swing and that I was not allowed to swing in it. I let that slide for a day or two but on day three, I stood up to her. I ende... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:59:33 EST Falling off the activity wagon and getting trappled by the horses... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4361536 Ok. I have been in a HUGE exercise slump! It all started a few weeks ago when I went to visit my in laws. I was doing very well and working out 5 days a week for about an hour a day!! I normally take a break from my regular routine on the weekends. My husband had to work on Saturday so we decided to leave on Saturday night. We stayed at his parents house until Tuesday and sat around watching T.V. The whole time that we were there. I kept saying to myself that I would get up early before the... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 01:15:28 EST Falling off the activity wagon and getting trappled by the horses... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4361535 Ok. I have been in a HUGE exercise slump! It all started a few weeks ago when I went to visit my in laws. I was doing very well and working out 5 days a week for about an hour a day!! I normally take a break from my regular routine on the weekends. My husband had to work on Saturday so we decided to leave on Saturday night. We stayed at his parents house until Tuesday and sat around watching T.V. The whole time that we were there. I kept saying to myself that I would get up early before the... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 01:14:37 EST Inspiration at a weird time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4343875 Last night about 1:00A.M I woke up after falling asleep downstairs AGAIN to some familiar music on T.V. The old 80's cartoon She-RA was on. In my sleepy state I tried to stay awake to watch the cartoon. I LOVED She-RA as a child because she was chivalrous and very beautiful. Oh and the fact that she rides a winged unicorn -Well that is just AWESOME!!! This woman was a true role model to me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l185648404.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I admittedl... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 00:24:19 EST Birthday and Holiday Struggles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278771 This week has been a tough but GREAT! I feel like I have had a party for a week now. It all started with Joe's Crab Shack on Wednesday which was wonderful! Crab is my absolute favorite food in the whole world, well... that and Cheesecake! Yes, I also had a peace of New York Style Cheesecake- that I shared with my Mom. Ohh and... she got a Carmel apple crumble with Cinnamon Ice Cream that was to die for! We shared our deserts, so that wasn't good. I then went out for Pizza with Anthony on S... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 16:40:51 EST Here we go again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3635714 Well I created this spark page 3 years ago and sadly up and down on the scales. I lost about 30 lbs and yes, since then added it all plus back on. I screwed up big time! I've done this my entire life. I have recently found a new love (music) again and I need the weight off for my image not only that but my health. I have lost 20 lbs (again) and going strong now. One big difference is the MAJOR support from my husband who is eating better and who has lost about 20 lbs as well (not that needed... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:13:50 EST My Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=500625 This is my first acuta blog entry. I absolutely love the fact that I have lost 20lbs and I'm still going. I know I can do it this time! I am currently stuck at a platau. I know I will come out. I've been told just keep doing what I'm doing and will come off. I REALLY need modivation to do excercise because it will really help me get this weight OFF! I just can't say enough good for the Spark! I KNOW WE CAN ALL DO IT! Thu, 5 Apr 2007 16:54:02 EST