FITMOMA2's SparkPeople Blog FITMOMA2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I'm back It's been a year since I've been on here and I let my health issues get the best of me I ended up gaining back the weight times 3 ,I had a bad struggle thru the winter that I ended up gaining it back and I felt aweful because I let it happened so this time around I started a new program called 21 day fix that helps me to eat healthier and to get in shape the workouts are killer they kicked my butt for 3days,lol I'm hoping and praying that this time around that I can stick with it and not let ... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:31:15 EST Winter Begins Well winter started for us today it doesn't feel like winter with a temp in the 60's but better than being cold and snow on the ground,but give it time we may have a good snow yet. <em>425</em> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 16:49:51 EST Rain,rain,rain Ugh,had nothing but rain all day so tired of all the rain wouldn't be so bad but makes me feel awful messes with my sinuses,but guess it's better than snow,lol <em>27</em> <em>257</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 23:44:55 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 28 Now I have come to my 28th day of what I'm thankful for..... I'm thankful for being about to gather with family and having a good time and eating. But My most thankful thing of all is my SALVATION without it I wouldn't be the person I am today,thankful that the Lord died on the cross for me,he didn't have to but he did he showed me how much he loved me with his arms stretched out wide welcoming me in, I was only an 8 year old child scared but because of his love and grace he brought me to my ... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:31:03 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 27 Well Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I have been thankful for many things this month but I have saved the best for last which you will have to wait till tomorrow to find out what I am the most thankful for it means more than anything to me,it's the one thing that I am so thankful for. But today I am thankful for those that have commented and read my posts Thank you for all the encouragements,I loved everyone's comments. These blogs were my way of letting you all know a little of me. I'm glad you... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:43:25 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 26 Thankful for the kind of day that the 26th day has brought to me when the whole family along with my daughters boyfriend went out and ate and had a good time enjoying each other company. Sorry I didn't get to post this last night but with the bad weather we are having I have satellite internet and it gets knock out and I can't get on line. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:34:53 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 25 So going opposite on this one,lol. I am not thankful for the snow we are getting don't get me wrong I know it's good for the kids and getting rid of some of the sickness that is going around,but I'm not a big fan it keeps me from going or doing things. I've been caught to many times in it and know each time that the good Lord has been with me each time of bringing me safely home. I had a bad time last winter with it,me and my daughter got caught in it and I ended up in the ditch 3 times lucky... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:44:14 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 24 I am thankful for my beloved dog he is our little baby besides our grow teenagers,lol. I know some would find this strange but I get to thinking if it wasn't for us how would they live some have never gone on a hunt for themselves and if it wasn't for us humans they would starve,freeze in the cold and not have a home to where someone showed love. We never have a dull moment here with the many four legged babies around I have 1 dog and my daughter has 2 here in our home. Their not animals here... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:04:18 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 22 & 23 Day 22 <BR> Didn't get to post was taking a rest day sorry about not posting on this day had other things to do and was busy didn't get to post so I'll use it as a rest day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 23 <BR> Today I am thankful for challenges without them I wouldn't be the strong person I am today. I love a challenge it keeps me on my toes sometimes, they cause me to push myself even more for the goal that I am planning to reach, my life would be dull without a challenge or 2 in them. Whether it b... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:09:27 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 21 Not going to say on this one just let me know what you think. Today was my going to town day which I do twice a month in other words every other Thursday. But anyways I was doing my usual grocery shopping and came around the corner and notice an elderly lady in the drivable cart, and she was in front of one of the freezers she had turned and seen me she then asked me if I would be so kind to help her out and I replied sure what do you need,she asked me to please get her a tub of the whipped t... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:27:18 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 20 I'm thankful for my blessings,I have been blessed beyond measure. even though I may not deserve them,the good Lord seen fit to Bless me with so many things I didn't ask for,I guess when your a true child of God he blesses us with out even asking him to. And I thank him for those many blessing he has given me,never take them for granted either. Just go with a glow in my heart and a smile upon my face. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="htt... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:51:19 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 19 I'm thankful for that little push cause sometimes that little push can go a long way.It helps when your down and have no other way to get going,that little push comes along and helps you through your day. Thanks little push for making my day better. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:25:41 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for....... Day 18 I'm Thankful For <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I believe this says it all. <em>532</em> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:08:48 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful for.......Day 17 Found this quote and I can say I am thankful for my life.We should be thankful for life whether it's good or bad there are others that are struggling just to survive.Like the quote that Forrest Gump uses Life is like a box of chocolate you never know what you'll get.We should remember those that have to fight everyday just to live their life we have so many incurable diseases and sickness,these are the ones I hold so dearly to my heart,pray that one day they will find a cure for them,but the ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:22:10 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.........Day 16 I know I've gone a little different this post but this is what I'm thankful for it explains it even if it is a pic,may do this for some of my post.Never thought of this this way but I'm glad now for it. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:03:11 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 15 Gratitude changes your attitude. Therefore today I'm thankful that I have the ability to have a heart of thankfulness. <BR> <BR> That may sound silly, but so many people walk around on this earth with a victim mentality and unable to be grateful for what is right in front of them. Since they are stuck there their attitude is not one that produces life. Then we all miss out on the amazing person God created them to be. <BR> <BR> Live your life in a place of gratitude and be amazed at the s... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:03:27 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 14 I'm thankful for quality time together,don't get to do that much between kids going to school husband going to work and me doing what I do best being a mom and holding down the fort,lol,I enjoy them as much as I can when either me & the kids do it when hubby is at work or all of us are together. We get to be silly and goofy and listen to music that we all enjoy listening to,hard to believe that my kids actually like some of the music I listened to growing up. God bless everyone and hope that... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:35:01 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 13 I am thankful for the roof over my head it may not be much but it's what I call home there's no better place than home.Home is where the heart is and I'm so thankful that my home has stood through the test of time. The good lord has keep it safe from any harm. A lot of memories begin and end in the home. Home is what you make it whether it be a big mansion to a lil shack,homes are what we make them,some may be fancy some may look runned down, but it's the love inside that home that makes it a... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:20:01 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 12 Today I am thankful for my health,I know this body is not 100% person and it's had some miles on it,but I am glad that now I have decided to make a difference in my life and to life a more healthier life than what I was living,not always eating right or taking to good of care of myself. I realize while visiting my dad in the hospital today as to how lucky that the only 2 health issues that I have is acid reflux & thyroids, cause I could be like some of these people that their health has gone... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:43:14 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 11 Today I am thankful for all the veterans that have and are serving our country cause without their serves we wouldn't be free,it's because of their love and compassion for our country that I stand and salute them today and say Thank You.And I would like to say that I am proud to be the daughter and granddaughter of veterans. Happy Veterans Day to all of the men & woman serving our country. These are the true heroes. <BR> <em>232</em> <em>10</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:42:07 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 10 I'm thankful for Enemies,I know your probably scratching your head about this one but we all know enemies are not good but I think in a way it is good to have enemies,I know they are mean,talk about you treat you awful,but them doing all of that gives me strength,from their negativity it helps me to grow stronger and from that strength I am much better than they are,why you ask because I rise above their negative outcomes and build strength from it,because their negativity helps me make a bet... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:30:34 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 9 Is thankful for a warm cozy home,brr it is cold here in the good ol' US of A,this is the season I dread so much cause of it being so cold I'm a spring or fall kinda girl not to hot and not to cold just right kind of temps. Don't do much in these cold months,but I can say I enjoy the hot soups,chili's and hot cocoa that is made during this time.Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy and May God Bless You. <em>425</em> <em>43</em> Sat, 9 Nov 2013 22:49:49 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 8 I'm thankful for prayers,cause without them how could we have hope of what we are praying for,they help heal the sick,give strength when needed,lead someone to their salvation,and forgive someone when asked. They can even move mountains. Fri, 8 Nov 2013 22:36:23 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 7 Today I'm thankful for patience cause without it I would be like the ones that don't have it and blow up all the time. It has kept me from actually doing what I would like to do in a certain situation,guess that's why I end up walking away a lot to provent it from happening,so yes I'm glad I have patience,lol. So glad I take each day in stride and live it from day to day. <em>334</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 19:59:08 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 6 I'm thankful for my parents I may not be close to them but I still love them ( long story there),may not like the way they live or do but their still my parents ( their no longer married to each other).They raised me to respect others and to help those that need help.I know this one is short but this is what I'm thankful for and we should be thankful for our parents no matter what the situation may be,they raise us the best way they know how I may not always got what I wanted growing up but I... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 20:18:52 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 5 I'm thankful for being able to wake up in the morning,cause we never know when our time will come.Never take it for granted that your going to live for ever,cause we are never promised another day to live. This body that we walk around in is just a shell to hold our souls till the good Lord calls us home,and I hope that the ones that have left know who the Lord is and they have made it right with him as well. I take one day at a time and Thank God when I end up waking up every morning. <em... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 20:46:28 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 4 Day 4 <BR> I'm thankful for my 2 sisters,they always seem to have my back,without them I would be lost in this world they are my bestest of best friends,they listen when I need to get things off my chest,support me in whatever I do,we are closer now then when we were growing up,have our laughs,cries,remember the good times of growing up,help one another out when needed,never think we are better than the other.I thank God for giving me my sisters they mean a lot to me. <em>188</em> <BR> ... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 19:57:30 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For....... Day 3 Day 3 <BR> I'm thankful for my religion, I'm glad I live in a country to where I am free to worship the Lord,he has been there for me through so many trials and tribulations, thankful that he gave me the choice to make a change in my life, glad he has sent me a husband that preaches his word and for the saving grace of my 2 children. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 23:15:19 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For.......Day 2 Day 2 <BR> I'm thankful for having good friends without friends I couldn't be able to get thru certain situations in my life,their always there when you need them, they encourage you in what ever you do.Good friends are hard to find so make sure you hold on to the ones you have in your life. <em>220</em> <em>30</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:42:33 EST 28 Days of What I'm Thankful For....... I will be doing a 28 days of what I am thankful for till thanksgiving gets here, thought this would help with getting use to blogging . <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> I'm thankful for my children they seem to do things that make me so proud of them. Today my daughter, which is a senior this year, donated blood to save a life this was something she wanted to do ever since she started high school, she sees to amaze me in her decisions cause she also when she got her licenses to drive decided to be an or... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:14:58 EST Don't Hold It Against Me..... But I Cheat on Losing Weight I would rather do it with any dietary supplements but due to having thyroid issues I needed a little help along the way. I tried without taking anything but I kept going up and down on my weight,so a friend of mine was running a home base business and was selling dietary supplements that helped you along the wayn of losing weight so I've been doing this ever since I have started losing weight,and now I sell this product myself,it's the only thing I've found that helps me out in giving me the ... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:58:16 EST Good Workout I finally got back into getting a good workout today may have not been able to do it outside but I got a good walk & jog in for the day. Very proud of myself for getting another goal down just hope I keep it up, I know with my biggest supporters (family) and everyone here @ sparks I will make it, don't have to much to go then I can look back and be proud that I didn't give up. And be thankful for my biggest supporters that helped motivate me all the way. <em>252</em> <em>521</em> ... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:58:00 EST My kids think I've lost it... Bless my kids God love them. I was doing my indoor walk where I stand without moving my feet and just move my legs as if I'm walking my son looked over at me and said I thought you was going crazy, lol I told him no since I can't get out and do my walking that's what I was doing now, he just shook his head at me, and I continued on with doing my exercise. Then later my daughter came in and I was doing it again but leaning side to side and she looked twice at me she said she didn't know what ... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:44:17 EST Loving this Fall Weather I am soooo loving this fall weather here in TN. I can honestly say that spring and fall are my most loved season cause neither one is to cold or to hot their just right an in between kinda weather.This is the kind of weather I love taking my walks in and not burn up in the process. ANd I love the many colors of the leaves it makes everything so beautiful. Can't say the same about the night time it gets really cool but you learn to deal with it and look forward to the day when it's the right t... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:40:14 EST Mother and Daughter Day(Yesterday) Meant to post this yesterday but got to busy to get it done. <em>30</em> I had a doctor apptment yesterday and my daughter went with me cause afterwards we were going to do her senior pics,it's hard to believe that my 1st born will be graduating this year just seems like yesterday that she was brought into this world. I love when we get to have our bonding time together we don't always get to do it much, between her having school and seeing her boyfriend it's hard to find the time.We did he... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:30:30 EST Getting Back into Working Out. I finally got back into working out today did 15 mins on the stability ball this morning ,it was the 1st time I've ever done exercise with one,used one of the videos from the site. It felt good to get back into doing things again I was starting to feel bad cause I had reared off for a while,just hard from doing house work and having your sinuses start acting up due to raining.I also got my 3mile walk in as well today ,so over all I think I did pretty good getting started back.Just hope I can... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 20:44:07 EST Had a great day! I had an appointment with my thyroid doctor today and of course have to wait so long just to see them which never fails,lol,but any ways done my checkup and she was glad of my weight loss that I have done since the last time I saw her,my blood work was good which was a relief I'm always worried that something else is going to show up,took blood again today as well.Then I finally manage to get to my daughters school and get all of her graduation stuff <em>58</em> ordered man this year has ... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:22:23 EST Enjoying Fall Weather I got out today and worked a little in my flowerbeds and enjoyed this Fall weather that we are having before it gets to cold to do anything.It felt good to get out of the house for a while here lately I've been stuck inside doing things, I've not got to go on my evening walks that I take.And I finally got my husband to build me a sign so I could put up our address number,since around here our subs for the regular mailman can't tell which house is which even tho have told him 3 times,lol.Anywa... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 18:23:35 EST Being Lazy I have been lazy this weekend not done to much on working out this weekend, not really felt like it, guess a lot of it has to do with the weather changing. I usually do my walking late in the evening but not been able to since by the time I get my hubby up it looks like it is getting dark. Plus I've not felt to good either my side has started hurting me again hope it does better tomorrow or it will be hard for me to sit thru church service and hubby wouldn't like it to good since he is the pa... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:48:27 EST Getting back in the swing of things. I don't do much blogging just now started doing it.I've been out of doing my walking and exercise due to being sick it's hard to get back into routine after dealing with sickness but it is after all getting to be that time of year where allergies will be starting up and I happened to dealt with it for the past 2 days.So now I'm just getting back to doing my routine again. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:10:17 EST