HEATHERLYNN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEATHERLYNN HEATHERLYNN'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/ Dusting this thing off!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202310 So it's been over 2 years since I actually blogged on here. SO much has happened in that time, so here's the short version... <BR> <BR> *I've experienced 2 miscarriages (back to back) <BR> *Unexplained fertility <BR> *20 pound weight gain from pregnancies & surgeries (D&C both times) <BR> *Got a dog (oddly enough right after we lost the second pregnancy) <BR> *I started running again <BR> * Completed half marathon #4 on 10/21/2012 <BR> *Convinced my husband to run with me again (half #1 fo... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:35:43 EST Been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801323 I can't believe that it's been so long since I blogged here. Over a year so it seems. Much has changed....I got married in February, am almost back to my goal weight (just 6 pounds to go) & I'm in baby mode (though not the "OMG, I'm ovulating now" mode.) <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for the super sweet comments that continue to pop up on my page. I check in now & then to read them. It reminds me why I put my story out there & why I work so hard. I love being able to motivate, inspire & enc... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:13:48 EST Wow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2462981 I noticed an influx of emails today from the site & thought I better go see what's going on! I find that I'm the Motivator of the Day!!! Wow, can I just tell you how humbling that is for me! <BR> <BR> I've been encouraged to share my story & did so with an online journal for a very long time. I started the blog too & have been slacking there a bit though. <BR> <BR> I really just share my story so that people know it can be done! You don't have to live unhealthy lives or go to extremes to... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 11:59:09 EST Summer time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2177837 Is it hot where you are? I'm in the Midwest & it was a steamy 98 degrees yesterday (plus humidity!!!) It's unseasonable & just too warm for me! <BR> <BR> I've been more lurking around these parts lately but thought I'd post up. I do keep a blog that you can follow me at: www.heathersfitnessjourney.blogspot.com (shameless plug!) <BR> <BR> I really really appreciate the encouragement & support of my journey (both past & present.) <BR> <BR> My current goal is my wedding date: February ... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:58:15 EST It's tomorrow...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1677815 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/6/b165279651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So this is the time of the year where we all recommit to ourselves, being healthy & making this new year a better one! <BR> <BR> I'm there myself & still carrying extra weight as a result of the metabolic damage that happened after my contest dieting. I did manage to maintain through the holidays though & I'm happy about that. I'm just a pound from where I started at on Thanksgiving. I call that a win! <BR> <BR> Si... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 10:59:28 EST Humbled. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1580993 Wow, I just have to say thanks so much for the really sweet emails & comments. I have been on a whirlwind lately & finding out that I'm not a Movtivational Member was just humbling! <BR> <BR> I honestly put my story out there so that someone sitting at home feeling lost knows that anything is possible. Seriously, if I can do it then anyone can! I'm nothing special, had no magic pills that made the weight drop...just hard work did the trick. And I'll say it wasnt always easy but it was we... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:40:14 EST Been a while.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1468297 It's been a while since I've updated here. My shows are over & I had a fantastic time with them! I'll someday grace the stage again but the exact when has yet to be determined. The pic on this post is from my second show in Chicago. <BR> <BR> A lot has gone on in the time since they ended. I recapped it all on my blog (link below.) I started it last fall but never kept it up. Well, it's been resurrected so you can follow along there as well. <BR> <BR> I'm now working on just living li... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:30:06 EST 3 weeks & 6 weeks out from the stage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1136185 In my attempts to keep up with this blog, here's the latest! I received my suits last weekend & had a total freakout. Note to anyone wanting to compete. Do NOT try on your suits after eating a truckload of veggies & having gallon of water in your system. It's not pretty. I got past it & tried them on again the next day & they are great. A few voices of reason assured me that they are perfect & I'll be fine. <BR> <BR> My biggest issues that I'll be contending with is loose skin on my... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:18:10 EST Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1095719 I joined the Sparkpages to keep up with a friend also on her way to the figure stage but decided to go ahead & update my page to keep a blog here too. I have a journal & am willing to share that link with anyone interested in reading more of my ramblings! But I'll do my best to keep up with everything here too. Honestly, it's been a long road to get where I am today so having more supports could never be a bad thing! <BR> <BR> I'm currently 5.5 & 8.5 weeks out from my first figure shows. ... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:30:32 EST