ELIZMDYER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELIZMDYER ELIZMDYER'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/ Hair cut as a reward or punishment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4082742 I'm proud of the progress I have made on my weight loss. I have cross the 1/2 way mark & feel good about all that I have accomplished. I got the bright idea that a new hair style to go with the new me would be nice. After all, the biggest loser contestants get make overs right? <BR> <BR> So I went and talked to a lady about what I wanted done. I have very long hair and I didn't want a short hair cut, but I was fine with taking several inches off. I also wanted to do layers around my face to ... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:30:07 EST .6 lbs was a bigger deal than I realized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4072399 I only lost .6 lbs this week and that wasn't the greatest news. However, when I plugged in the numbers to my excel spreadsheet, I realized that I reached a major milestone. That .6 lbs was enough to push me over 50% of the way to my overall goal! Its good to finally be 1/2 way there! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:47:32 EST Continue Praying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3976551 Thank you everyone that has been praying. The need is still great and all I can do is lift them up to the Lord to resolve these issues that have already went on way to long. Please add their names Elsie & Diane to any prayer list you can. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:43:52 EST Need urgent prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3961210 I am asking all of you prayer warriors on this team to lift up both my mom and my sister in your prayers and anytime God lays it on your heart. They are both battling their demons and need all of the prayers they can get. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:35:39 EST Attitude ~ The Secret Ingredient http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3759251 I got an email this morning that said "If you want to change your life, you first have to change your attitude." I think this is so true. My complete attitude towards my weight, exercise, and myself in general has changed. <BR> <BR> I no longer believe that I am destined to being this heavy person. I now feel there are so many more important things in my life & my goal is to be healthy. I no longer feel that some people are athletes and I just can't do those things. Now, I strive to push mys... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 11:49:31 EST It's All about Perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3524562 Yesterday, a friend of mine told me she could really tell I was losing weight. It feels great when someone notices a change for all the hours of exercise that goes into this journey. I was feeling good about my progress and how well I was doing. I had a skip in my step and a smile on my face. <BR> <BR> Later that night, my husband put on a tape for family time. It was made almost 10 years ago - Nov. 2000. My first born, Alex, was just 8 months old and we saw him experiencing the ocean for th... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:24:58 EST House work - Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3348044 As a business owner and mother of 6, there is never enough hours in the day. There is more on my to-do list than what can be accomplished. In the past, exercise was one of the things that always got sacrificed, but not anymore. <BR> <BR> I got this idea from watching a friend straightening up her house super fast before her husband came home. I call it marathon house cleaning. The goal is to get in a workout while you do housework. Here are some of the things I do to burn calories while maki... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 15:23:58 EST To Zumba or not to Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3333569 Hello everyone...Anyone that has read my posts or seen my page knows that I got Zumba for my anniversary present this year (I even got to get it a little early since my anniversary is not until the 19th). After being so excited over their arrival, I haven't actually got to use them much yet b/c my life became too hectic. <BR> <BR> I am going to be using this blog to post information about the program as I get into to let you know if I think its worth the money, how hard it to do & if it is r... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:02:44 EST My Personal Trainer and Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3250066 My 10 year old is "My Jillian Michaels"! Kids are the best trainers in my opinion (better than the one at the gym I paid for!).... <BR> <BR> When I decided to try my exercise bike on the toughest workout, I wanted to quit half way through, but he pushed me on saying "just a little longer" and then when I wanted to quit again he said, "but you are almost there!" I made it through the entire thing & now I have to do that workout every Wednesday. He always starts by saying, "We know you can do ... Thu, 20 May 2010 11:28:12 EST