COACHKRYSTIE's SparkPeople Blog COACHKRYSTIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 11 Days until I set Sail Started day with Vi Shake & Strawberry packet over Oatmeal! YUM!! <BR> <BR> Taught an emotional Spark Live Class where I cried and it broke my hear to have to tell them what was going on with them cancelling the meetings. The Live meetings have been the glue that's kept me together since last September when my ex husband decided he no longer wanted to be married. I'm very disapointed that Sparkpeople is taking them down but I'm not going to let that get me, I've made WAY To many friendship... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:18:19 EST 12 Days until I set Sail 9/12 Today was better, I got up was ok, Sad but ok, Just vegged around the house. Taught "orientation " Suh that sucked! Ate Hame slice, cheese slice before work, at 4 jerky and 2 apples at work. <BR> <BR> Just was emotional, Taught Cardio, Ran to the school and back in 17:03 it's 1.65 total miles <BR> <BR> Ate Decent for Dinner and made another Shake instead of pigging out for a snack <BR> <BR> This Sparkpeople Live Cancellation has really got me down today but I'm ready to turn it aro... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:13:49 EST Heartbroken--- Day 13 until I set sail Yesterday was a great day made great choices exercised 90 minutes and was just on fire until I got home from work and found an email from Sparkpeople that says they will be discontinuing the live meetings after 9/23. This completely breaks my heart, I have been a leader for over a year But have been in the classes since they started way back in Beta, I have made so many friendships and seen so many people blossom and grow on their journeys in my classes ,add in all the fun we've had, and I'm... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:37:20 EST 14 Days until I set sail Yay! It's Monday! And you are saying "WHAT"??? Yes!! Only 2 weeks until my Cruise, in 2 Monday's I'll be getting up in Cocoa Beach to board Carnival Ecstasy for my 5 day cruise to the Bahamas with my best friend and my children!!! YAY <BR> <BR> <BR> I took my measurements this morning (these are since 8/1 when I started the Body by Vi Challenge) <BR> <BR> WAIST - 31 CURRENT 2.5 --3.5 <BR> HIPS 41 CURRENT 37 -- 4 <BR> CHEST 33.5 CURRENT 32 --1.5 <BR> THIGH 23 CURRENT 20.5 -- 2.5 <BR> ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:00:55 EST 15 Days until I set sail Today was a great day! I was away from home for breakfast so I opted for 3 eggs and coffee instead of making bad unhealthy choices YAY! I even chose to get healthy coffee instead of putting lots of flavorings in it!! YAY <BR> <BR> Today was my day off for exercise so I didn't do any! Back to the exercises tomorrow! YAY <BR> <BR> Lunch had a yummy Body by Vi shake and a Fiber One Bar (Strawberry!!) <BR> <BR> Another great day!! Can't believe there's only 2 week till we go to Florida for th... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 22:49:24 EST 16 days until I set sail Getting closer and closer!! I cannot wait. <BR> <BR> Been a great day, had 1 cup oatmeal 2 scoops Vi and water for breakfast (of course coffee! LOL) Had to go work at the gym for a while , got off went shopping and found these AWESOME! Checkered nail applications. I've been wanting checkered nails forever!! So I did self manicure and put them on just to see how they look, I love them so I'll do my toes tomorrow, (I'll be busy tonight and wont have time) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 15:36:09 EST 17 Days until I set Sail Cannot believe how fast time is flying!! WOW WOW WOW!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Took these of me yesterday <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night when I was teaching the cardio class we were doing an arms workout, and I was REALLY AMAZED at the muscles in my arms as I was swinging the kettle bell. I couldn't believe how much definition there was as I raised the Kettle bell... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 08:20:15 EST 18 days until I set sail.... Doing great, I'm on track!! <BR> Made myself some eggs for breakfast, then a vi shake for lunch <BR> <BR> I got teach cardio class again last night, I really love teach cardio classes, when I get back I am going from cruise I am going to pursue getting group certified so I can possibly work at other gyms as well. It feels so good to be able to push people and help them reach their goals <BR> <BR> This week's Live meetings (for Sparkpeople <link><BR>t-o... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 07:09:35 EST 19 days until I set sail I'm still amazed at how far I've come on my journey! Has it been smooth and easy? HECK NO, I've faced every obstacle out there head on, from injury to a nasty divorce & never ever decided to give up on myself or my goals!!! Sure I've had my up's and downs, I'm human but I continue to say I'll get there eventually because FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's been a GREAT day!! Got an AWESOME killer workout... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:22:56 EST 20 Days until I set Sail Had a good day yesterday forgot to blog so I'm playing catch up! <BR> Nothing bad, nothing great, just a good day... <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great day! 100% in my ranges, finished the day off with 1385 Calories, 191 Carbs, 43 Fat 70 Protein 43 Fiber and 1541 <BR> ~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <BR> I publicly pledge that I'm gonna rock the next 20 days by <BR> -Drinking my Body by Vi Shakes <BR> -Getting my daily exercise <BR> -Drinking all of my water <BR> -Staying 100% in... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:18:31 EST 21 Days until I set sail WOW! I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by until my cruise. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to rock the next 21 days, of being on 100% track, being mindful of my goals and just doing this!!! I got off a little yesterday but am committed today to making it better!! I still deal with emotional eating issues, why I don't know but I do, so I had this person driving me batty yesterday, he can't take a hint, we haven't even seen one another for a month and ughhhhhh and so instead of whatever I ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:23:27 EST 22 Days until I set sail I'm focused and ready to do this!! <BR> <BR> Breakfast was Oatmeal & Vi shake <BR> <BR> Lunch small chili from Wendy's and chicken sandwich <BR> <BR> Chugging my water, and gonna make it a great day!!!! <BR> <BR> Been a lazy day, woke up this morning and just hung out, texting and chilling... LOVE Lazy Day's!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <BR> I publicly pledge that I'm gonna rock the next 22 days by <BR> -Drinking my Body by Vi Shakes <BR> -Getting... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 15:07:08 EST 23 Days Until I set sail. 9/1 Started September off on the right track! Made great food choices at breakfast and when I went to lunch (on the date) I had Salmon, broccoli.. Shared some Onion petals with him. <BR> Had a great time together, we went for lunch, then shopping at Tanger, then over to the races!! Great day!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner was a grilled chicken sandwich, and a Frap! LOL <BR> <BR> Whoops.. Wasn't perfect but I'll make better choices for Saturday! <BR> <BR> ~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 15:03:03 EST 24 Days Until I set sail. <img src="">8/31 <BR> <BR> It was a great day, Grace sang the national anthem at the Braves game, I had a great day, even enjoyed a little funnel cake and didn't feel guilty!! Got Lots of water in as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> ~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <BR> I publicly pledge that I'm gonna rock the next 23 days by <BR> -Drinking my Body by Vi Shakes <BR> -Getting my daily exercise <BR> -Drinking all of my water <BR> -Staying 10... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:57:24 EST 25 Days until I set Sail Wow! Time is Flying! I'm so ready for the cruise! I cannot wait! <BR> I will make good choices once on the boat! I will NOT eat everything in sight! <BR> <BR> Boat Goals- Exercise every morning at the gym or on the deck go for a run/walk. <BR> Watch what I eat, No BINGING and only 1 sweet a day. NOT every meal! <BR> <BR> Made great choices and exercised <BR> Was a long day and I barely got my minimum calories in, but at the end before I went to bed I ate a box of raisins and that got my... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:05:57 EST 26 Days until I set sail Feeling really good this morning, ready to rock the day and make awesome choices!!! <BR> <BR> I took my measurements this morning (these are since 8/1 when I started the Body by Vi Challenge) <BR> <BR> WAIST - 31 CURRENT 28 --3 <BR> HIPS 41 CURRENT 37 -- 4 <BR> CHEST 33.5 CURRENT 32 --1.5 <BR> THIGH 23 CURRENT 21 -- 2 <BR> CALF 15.5 CURRENT 13.5 --2 <BR> BICEP 12 CURRENT 11 -- 1 <BR> <BR> 13.5 INCHES GONE & 11 pounds GONE!! <BR> 176 TO 165 this morning!! <BR> <BR> This stuff is so a... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:32:59 EST 27 Days until I set Sail 8.28 <BR> Another GREAT day for me on my 40 day Qwest! Making good choices I was was in ALL of my calorie ranges and nutrients for the day despite some emotional stuff (breaking up with one guy and in turn having the other guy I was talking to tell me I lived to far away!) BTW I hate dating!! EEESH!!! <BR> <BR> I was able to stay on track and not make unhealthy choices!! I felt the "emotional eating" monster starting to wake and I quickly shut it down and surrounded myself with some friend... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 06:16:51 EST 28 Days Until I set Sail!! Woo hoo!! Cannot wait till we head to Florida for the cruise!!! We leave here 9/23 to drive down to Cocoa Beach, gonna spend the day on the beach, then the next day we get on the boat and sail to the Bahamas for 5 days, then get off the boat, spend another day in Cocoa Beach and then come home!!! <BR> <BR> This morning I had an amazing breakfast, instead of making a Body by Vi shake, I mixed it with my oatmeal and it was AMAZING! <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup Oatmeal (quick cooking) <BR> 2 Scoops Vi P... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:49:23 EST 29 Days until I set sail. Sunday 8/26 was a decent day, I really didn't have much to share! LOL Weekend was kinda blah but ready to rock and roll the next 28...I ate a bit much and was lazy <BR> <BR> Onward to day 28... <BR> <BR> ~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <BR> I publicly pledge that I'm gonna rock the next 28 days by <BR> -Drinking my Body by Vi Shakes <BR> -Getting my daily exercise <BR> -Drinking all of my water <BR> -Staying 100% in calorie range <BR> -Blog to keep myself on track <BR> <em>244</... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:50:34 EST 30 Days until I set sail Today has been a much better day then yesterday, I'm 100% on track again and doing fantastic!! Ready to rock the next 30 days until I set sail.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakfast was Oatmeal & Vi Shake & Coffee <BR> <BR> Lunch was Vi Shake with Soy milk & Banana <BR> <BR> Snack was a Large Apple <BR> <BR> Dinner was Steak, Cabbage, Carrots, mushrooms, Onions & Tomatoes <BR> <BR> My snack is a banana cut up with Peanut Butter drizzled over it <BR> <img src=" Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:34:33 EST 31 Days until I set Sail This is hard for me but I'm going to confess that today has been TERRIBLE food choices, yes I know what to eat, I know how to do it but today was a day I chose to eat a lot of garbage for food so I'm being an adult and being accountable for my actions. <BR> <BR> Not beating myself up , just gonna make better choices the rest of the night and pick back up on the healthy train tomorrow.. <BR> <BR> One thing I've learned from Sparkpeople is that we're all human, we're all going to make bad cho... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:24:32 EST 32 Days until I set sail Wow! Can't believe how quickly the time is going!! <BR> I'm doing great, I feel great and am proud of the choices I've been making! Sure I've had a couple slip up, nothing to serious but I immediately turned it around and made better choices the rest of the day!!! <BR> <BR> Breakfast I had 2 eggs, then I did the elliptical for 35 minutes and then made a Yummy Coconut water, Body by Vi & Peanut butter shake! Taught the Live Class and am now gonna do 30 more mins of cardio for the day!! YAY <B... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:33:54 EST 33 Days until I set sail. Today is my busy day so I thought I'd get my blog wrote so I don't forget! <BR> <BR> started the day off a lil rough, didn't get much sleep last night, got woke up at 5am for a text message, kids were fighting and ugh... <BR> <BR> Almost started "binging" but quickly caught myself. I had 1 oz cheddar cheese, 1 oz Sausage, 5 almonds & coffee, but then was like NO NO NO Krystie, you do NOT get to eat whatever you want... Get out of the kitchen, so I came in here and started on some other stuf... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:03:29 EST 34 Days Until I set Sail Wonderful day!! <BR> Woke up, took my measurements and weighed! Woo hoo! Down another pound! <BR> <BR> Had a great day, totally on track, had a great date and made super healthy choices! <BR> <BR> Just a great day <BR> <BR> Here's to another great day!!' <BR> <BR> ~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <BR> I publicly pledge that I'm gonna rock the next 34 days by <BR> -Drinking my Body by Vi Shakes <BR> -Getting my daily exercise <BR> -Drinking all of my water <BR> -Staying 100% in ca... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:57:13 EST 35 Days till I set Sail & I'm ROCKING! 35 Days until my cruise to the Bahamas! I'm in BEAST MODE and I feel great!! <BR> <BR> Got up this morning, made Oatmeal and cut up some strawberries and put in it. Got the kids off to school and then I popped in a DVD and did the Biggest Loser Last Chance workout for 60 minutes and then went for a walk/run outside. I did 4.15 miles today in 60 mins so a total of 120 mins of exercise for the day!! <BR> <BR> BEAST MODE ON!!!!! <BR> <img src=" Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:12:38 EST 36 Days until I set sail... 8/19 WOW only 36 days until the cruise!! I can and will be successful! I am important and I deserve to be healthy and fit! I will do this!! No more games, , No more excuses, no more blaming others, I'm fully committed and ready to ROCK!! <BR> <BR> Didn't exercise last night, sat down and watched the Braves game and fell asleep until 1:30 am!! (didn't miss much the Braves lost!! LOL) <BR> <BR> Woo hoo!! Got my exercise in today instead of yesterday <BR> 35 minutes on the Elliptical today <BR> 25... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:22:46 EST 37 days till I set sail 8/18 Morning came way to early today, lol got up made some coffee, drove over to the gym for work and was there until noon. <BR> <BR> After that I went to Khols and did some shoe shopping! They had KILLER deals going on, I got a pair of New Balance "air".. they're light as a feather and a pair of Nike's for 60 bucks TOTAL -- no each- TOTAL!! Wooo hooo!!!!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm on track and doing great with my food ranges right ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:51:09 EST 38 Days until I set sail 38 Days till the cruise! BLAH period Started and I'm super bloated. <BR> Got up this morning and trained two clients, had a great workout, 7 mins on Elliptical, 7 minutes of running, and 46 minutes of legs with Jumping jacks! <BR> <BR> I came home taught Live Orientation for Sparkpeople, drove to the bank and got my oil changed and then came home taught the Live Meeting for Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Doing great and on track, I have a date tonight - and commit to making healthy choices on the ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:44:50 EST 39 Days until I set sail Yesterday I posted a blog (40 days) about my cruise, and I'm thrilled to report that yesterday was a GREAT day!! <BR> <BR> I got 95 minutes of exercise, and my calories /nutrients were 100% in my ranges Drank 22 glasses of water (was very thirsty) and blogged <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today 8/16 I'm doing great, had a healthy breakfast, and lunch, and did 35 mins on elliptical and ran 2 miles (and cooled down) for a total of 30 minutes there. <BR> <BR> Feeling great and already on glass 9 o... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:46:52 EST 40 Days until we set sail! Woo hoo! I'm so excited I will be going on my 2nd cruise on September 24th -Sept 29th to the Bahamas! I cannot wait! Plus 2 days in Cocoa Beach as well!! <BR> <BR> We'll be sailing Carnival Ecstasy to the Bahamas -Half moon cay, Nassau and Freeport!! Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> I publicly pledge that I'm gonna rock the next 40 days by <BR> -Drinking my Body by Vi Shakes <BR> -Getting my daily exercise <BR> -Drinking all of my water <BR> -Staying 100% in calorie range <BR> -Blog to keep myself o... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:10:18 EST Rocking August! <img src="">I recommited to my journey last week in a Spark Live Class that was "Commit to your weight loss" and started "fresh and new" if you will on 8-1. (Giggle anyday is a good day to start fresh, even 2.5 years into the journey!) <BR> <BR> So basically I recommitted my journey and began again after a month of being sidetracked. Every day since August 1st I have stuck to all of my Augusts Goals and I'm so proud of myself! <BR> <BR... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:15:36 EST Rocking August! <img src="">I recommited to my journey last week in a Spark Live Class that was "Commit to your weight loss" and started "fresh and new" if you will on 8-1. (Giggle anyday is a good day to start fresh, even 2.5 years into the journey!) <BR> <BR> So basically I recommitted my journey and began again after a month of being sidetracked. Every day since August 1st I have stuck to all of my Augusts Goals and I'm so proud of myself! <BR> <BR... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:33:39 EST August Goals! <img src=""> <BR> I encourage everyone in the meetings to write them down, so I thought I better write mine down as well!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Eat breakfast within an hour of getting up <BR> Drink 14 cups water daily <BR> Run 3 times a week <BR> Get back into 150's <BR> 2,000 exercise minutes for the month <BR> Do my exercises in the morning when I wake up <BR> No night binging (my biggest obstacle!) <BR> Drink my Body by Vi Shakes daily fo... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:42:21 EST Photos never cease to amaze me :) I love to look back and reflect on where I was and how far I've came since starting my Spark Journey, Haven't shared in a while.... <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 00:32:13 EST June goals & May Recap Lets start with May, it started off slow but then I gradually picked up pace, really kicked it into beast mode. On May 9th I started the 90 day Body by Vi challenge and had success week after week with lots of exercise, lots of good food choices, and lots of water. Finally broke through my plateau! The scale started finally moving in the right direction and for the month of May I lost a total of 9 pounds and 10 inches!! <BR> I also got 2365 exercise minutes for the month! WOO HOOOO Thrilli... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:17:25 EST Unofficial 10k today! <BR> Wow! I feel great, went to the park today with the goal of doing maybe 3 miles but not really even committed to that, just wanted to walk and get some air and sun! <BR> <BR> So I set off walking around the track and then after 1.5 miles decides to go explore this new nature trail they built to see where it went, so I walked/jogged down this trail until it dead ends (guess they haven't finished it yet,) it was 1.5 miles from start to finish, so I hit 3 miles done, well I still had to co... Sun, 20 May 2012 18:36:51 EST 365 Day Spark streak! <img src=""> <BR> Just a little fun fact! <BR> <BR> I've spun the wheel every day for 1 full year!! WOO HOO <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's your longest streak ? What is it ? Fri, 11 May 2012 07:53:05 EST May Goals I guess I skipped April all together.. Time for May - Got BEAST MODE ON!! Ready to ROCK it! <BR> <BR> My weight loss goals for May <BR> <BR> NO LATE NIGHT SNACKING . Period! <BR> Plan ahead with my meals <BR> Stay within my calorie ranges <BR> TRACK EVERY SINGLE THING <BR> Exercise 6 days a week for at least 60 mins a day <BR> Burn 5000 Calories each week (833 a day) <BR> Drink AT LEAST 12 cups of water daily <BR> Goal lose 8 pounds <BR> <BR> WOO HOOO heres to a great MAY!! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 2 May 2012 16:05:02 EST So excited! From a 24 to a Size 6 dress!! Went to Ross today, and tried on some dresses and the 8s were to big so I went and got a few size 6's and OMGOSH, they fit me great!! So I bought 4 new dresses <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:33:42 EST SparkPeople Master? Why thank you! This is too funny I couldn't resist sharing this, the other day as a reward for getting myself back on track with my journey I ordered myself a couple of shirts and a gym bag and a 3 bracelets from Sparkpeople, Well it arrived today and the Shipping label says <BR> <BR> Sold to: <BR> <BR> Spark People Master <BR> Attention Krystie Faulkner <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Giggle that's AWESOME! All over the invoice says SparkPeople Master"... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 14:42:09 EST March Goals! I WILL R.O.A.R! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My March goals <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 12 cups water daily <BR> 2. Run (Practice for 5k) 2 or 3 times per week <BR> 3. Track Everything <BR> 4. No mindless /bedtime binging <BR> 5. Exercise 5 days a week for at least 30 mins daily. <BR> 6. Eat something Green every day <BR> 7. R.O.A.R all month long! (Refuse to Quit, Overcome all Obstacles, Account for my actions, Reach all of my goals) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:20:49 EST Comparrison Me Beginning & Now.. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Feeling great Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:26:15 EST Friday night 2/24 ROCKED! (Warning this is gonna get long! ) <BR> Friday had to be one of the best nights ever. I was invited to come to a UCW wrestling match in Norcross from the Trainer for Underground Wrestling (they train inside of my gym and I'm always back there hanging out with them) so anyway he invited me to come watch the show, and wow ! What a night. <BR> <BR> Myself and my best friend Cyrena get there and I call Micah to let him know we're there, so security comes up and brings us in as VIPS, and tells u... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:21:32 EST 100 Day 18 Wheeler Challenge My Friend Patty has started a 100 day challenge on the Power of P!NK team, and I decided to join in. <link><BR>rOfP!nk </link> <BR> I just Love being accountable to myself and others, Feel free to come by the team and join in if you'd like to do the challenge with us. . <BR> <BR> Daily <BR> 1. Stay within Calorie & Nutritional ranges <BR> 2. Exercise for at least 20 mins <BR> 3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> 4. Learn 1 new thing about nutriti... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:46:41 EST 5 Things I love about me Our Challenge in the Live Meetings was to make a blog of 5 things that we love about our self so here they are. BTW if you haven't checked out the Live! meetings what are you waiting for??!?! <link><BR>-support-orientation.aspx?rc=lmr18722 </link> <BR> <BR> 1. I love that I am a fighter and NEVER quit and that I value myself <BR> <BR> 2. I love my smile <BR> <BR> 3. I love my hair (very naturally curly) <BR> <BR> 4. I love that I have a big heart and ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:42:39 EST Doing great after my restart <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> So I restarted my journey on Feb 18th I had a great day I went to the gym and ran my fastest ever, at 8.1 mph on the treadmill for over a minute, then dropped it down to 7 mph for 1 mile and then cooled down with more walking.. 8.1 is my FASTEST speed ever on the treadmill, I was even able to talk during the time I was running! Wow! and to think way back I thought 4.1 was running! LOL! <BR> <BR> Great day. <... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:48:59 EST Starting fresh..Starting today Most of you know I have been on my weight loss journey for a little over 2 years now, and I've been successful but what you may not know is that I struggle and have issues just like everyone else. It's hard for me to share when I'm down, it's hard for me to reach out for help, I'd rather just put a smile on my face and pretend all is well. So much easier to encourage and support others than to ask for help or support and I know that needs to stop for me to be successful. <BR> I've had so mu... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:47:28 EST Simply Amazing! Just a random blog this morning, feeling good about myself and thought I'd blog. <BR> <BR> Took some new pics of myself the other day and I am just amazing at how much I've changed. 2 years on Sparkpeople (celebrated my 2 year sparkversary on 1/18) and I'm a whole new person inside and out! I love the new me and I love that I have overcome so many obstacles. <BR> <BR> Here I am in the middle of a divorce and I'm doing great, I'm on track I'm losing weight and my outlook is amazing. 2 year... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 07:32:45 EST Hey you! It's time to Join Sparkpeople Live! Have you checked out the SparkPeople Live Meetings yet?? Well why not?? They're amazing and full of support, motivation, encouragement & Friendship. Different topic every week! Buy 2 months get one free! <BR> <link><BR>18722 </link> <BR> <BR> I'd love to have you join me in my class on one of my days that I teach. <BR> My Live Mind teaching days are (eastern time) <BR> <BR> Sunday 9 PM <BR> Tuesday 9 AM <BR> Thursday 9 AM <BR> Thursday 10 PM <BR> F... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:01:03 EST My February 2&#9829;12 Goals! My goals for February are <BR> <BR> 1. drink 10 glasses of water daily <BR> <BR> 2. Get 350 mins of exercise each week <BR> <BR> 3. Stay in my ranges 6 days a week <BR> <BR> 4. Track, TRACK, Track <BR> <BR> 5. Not snack at bedtime (which ends up putting me over my calories) <BR> <BR> 6. Limit my sweets to bare minimum <BR> <BR> 7. Lose 3 pounds. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great month!! <BR> <BR> If you want to make it to your goal bad enough, remember that no matter how bad it is, you ... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:40:32 EST