HELLFIGHTER1980's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HELLFIGHTER1980 HELLFIGHTER1980'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/ gotta do this.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284719 So I know back in January I made a plan to do a blog a week...well I failed. There was thing called life that got in the way. I went on vacation back in the middle of January...then I get home and I plan on hitting the gym again and then poof...Hubby's work schedule changed and I never got back in to the gym when I got home. The month of February was a complete bust. I fell off, kinda. I ate what I wanted stopped tracking stopped playing on Spark People and just stopped. Stopped pushing... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:30:33 EST Life and all the what nots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257410 So last time I blogged and interacted was way back on January 10th. Between now and then life has struck. I spent the days from 10th to 15th packing and cleaning. Packing for a 7 month old is no joke. Then I went on vacation planning to catch up and interact using my nifty smart phone and the hotspot it provided. Day 2 of my vacation my very expensive smartphone jumped out of my back pocket and did a cannon bomb into a toilet....had to buy a cheap replacement so Hubby could stay connecte... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:23:26 EST Me and Fibromyalgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201184 It has been a rough journey for last few years. From 2007-2011 I was in a really bad relationship and one where I worked he stayed home and played video games and did nothing. I pushed myself working 40+ hours a week, all the housework and laundry, the cooking, I also volunteered with an EMS agency and found time to be a firefighter. As active as I was, I couldn't lose weight because I couldn't cook anything healthy on the few nights a week I was home and I worked in a deli with pizza and ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:15:30 EST 2013 and Beyond!!!!(Week One Blog A&I Challenge Arctic Foxes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183789 So, looking back at 2012, I have come along way. I started in January, prego...unsure of how anything was gonna be. And pretty sure that I would never be able to fix the weight gained during pregnancy and not be able to be the Mom my mom was. I had my daughter in June, and by the 6 week check up I was down to just needing to lose about 15 lbs to be back to preprego weight. Then a trip to the Doctors in September was an eye opener, I was back up to 283 lbs. In a month I had gained over 13... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:17:55 EST Christmas Traditions New and Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176386 Growing up Christmas was huge in my house. We started Christmas Baking on the day after Thanksgiving. The Tree always went up my Birthday Weekend (Dec 5th). No one was allowed to buy themselves anything from the day after Thanksgiving till Christmas to make sure that everyone had at least one thing they WANTED for Christmas...I have 4 younger sisters plus me is 5 girls...we never WANTED just one thing. Christmas Eve was one present normally PJs, a robe, slippers, something Jammie related ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 08:27:07 EST Blahhhh....Is it Over Yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173604 So this Christmas Season has been very bittersweet for me. I am so excited for my daughter to open her gifts Christmas Morning and I am going to a friends house to make Christmas Dinner...planning menu today. But at the same time, this was one of my Mom's favorite times of year and as I go into the 4th one without her, I just can't shake this blah feeling. I am still working towards my weight loss goal. I am still not binging. I am still working out, but it is like I am just going throug... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:42:07 EST Exercise that is not structured exercise...Happy Hollies Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172074 I try and get in an actual workout every day but Saturday....Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday I work out at home and I hit the gym for a baby free hour or so and get in a decent workout between treadmill and elliptical machine. Mon-Fri I workout at home with the WiiU Just Dance 4 or Country Dance 2, I also have added crunches, planks, wall push ups, and jumping jacks. But other ways I get the exercise in.... <BR> <BR> 1. Playing and crawling on the floor with Abbie and picking up and putting do... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:27:35 EST Day 21....DONE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171531 I am finally at the end mark of the No Binge Challenge. I can say looking back that there have been some ups and downs some almost lost it moments, but I can say I survived without falling. I learned a lot about me in this challenge and the fact that I can rise above the food and handle life. I eat now because I am hungry, not because I am tired, scared, bored, or hurt. I have become more active and I am even looking forward to tomorrows work out. I am blowing the dust off my Carmen Elec... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:04:00 EST Day 19 and 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168988 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1578133658.jpg"> <BR> Elliptical Machine workout time!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2135806720.jpg"> <BR> 5k time (subtract the 5 mins for cool down and ignore any mileage after 3.1) <BR> <BR> Those two pictures sum up my day 19. Then spent alot of family time. Daddy will not be home till 9 am Tuesday morning. <BR> <BR> Day 20 is full of all the weekend cleaning and getting my washer fixed. So here is the... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:52:18 EST Day 18...holy s@#t I am so close it scares me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167342 Party last night was awesome being Army you meet people and spend a few months with them and then they are gone. I actually got to meet a guy my husband worked with 10+ years ago and I have not seen a smile this big on my husband for awhile. He couldn't wait to introduce me and Abbie to the guy who got him in trouble for underage drinking cause he gave it to me. Bitter sweet though because while the host may drive me batty because she is well young and prego, it will suck not having a plac... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 13:32:50 EST Day 17--major test tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166280 Wow only 4 days left of this challenge...I have not binged in so long. Fingers crossed that it works this time. Well as busy as I was yesterday I managed almost my whole list. Well tonight is a true test of will power, a party with lots of yummy food and my fav dip of all time. So I am planning accordingly but still not eating after 8, still no soda, and still staying within goal. <BR> So today: <BR> 1. Pay phone/electric bills <BR> 2. Download music from last few episodes of glee to i... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:21:19 EST Day 15 and Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165305 So yesterday was a not so great day...I had a sick day. Dizzy when I stood up for long periods of time, just felt plain yucky. Did manage my hour with Abbie and about an hour of doing stuff around house. NO other exercise, but Saturday is errand day so I will make up some of the lost exercise time. I spent day on couch trying to feel better. So I have lots to do today as far as catching up on stuff here and in the house. Walking my mock 5k tonight in preparations for Sunday. Was suppo... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:14:30 EST My Bucket List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165208 This post is a bucket list of sorts – a list of 4 things you want to learn, 4 places you want to see, and 4 things you want to accomplish in your lifetime. <BR> <BR> 4 Things I want to learn: <BR> 1. I want to learn how to make risotto <BR> 2. I want to learn how to speak my mind not eat my feelings away <BR> 3. I want to learn how to kick box <BR> 4. I want to learn how to maintain a healthy weight <BR> (working on 2 and 4 as we speak) <BR> <BR> 4 places I want to see: <BR> 1. My hu... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:55:40 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163070 So yesterday was a little bumpy...my baby girl is teething hard core so my little miss independent was a mommie's girl all day. On top of that...I ran out of smokes at 2...hubby wasn't getting home till 5. Yes I smoke before all the lectures please let me get one vice under control at a time....I am dieting, cut my coffee back from 10-12 cups a day to 4-5....this is a process and people would like to survive...if of course the world does not end. But I can promise if you take all of my des... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:49:33 EST day 12 and 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161863 Day 12 was good. Spent day with family and hung out with hubby. Roommates even cooked dinner last night so I got a break from that. now on to day 13 <BR> <BR> Today... <BR> 1.Homework (catch up some from yesterday) <BR> 2. Just dance and home based workout day. <BR> 3. Housework in a an hour. <BR> 4. Take a short walk with Abbie. <BR> 5. 8 glasses of water <BR> 6. The Voice...even though my girl is gone, I wanna see how this plays out. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:14:09 EST day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160097 SO yesterday my hubby came home early and mixed my day all up. I did do the gym, call about product, but we went shopping yesterday after the gym...so everything else went out the window...but the water..I did drink my water. <BR> <BR> Today: <BR> <em>3</em> Deep clean whole house <BR> <em>3</em> At least 15 pages homework to catch up <BR> <em>3</em> Laundry <BR> <em>3</em> Drink my water <BR> <em>3</em> find my ace bandages for my ankles <BR> <BR> Time to get to getting to ... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:51:36 EST 3 days early but I just had to.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159490 do my measurements...things were fitting weird. <BR> <BR> So I lost 9 inches total this month. <BR> <BR> Nov.: <BR> Chest: 55.5 <BR> Arm:15.5 <BR> Waist:57.5 <BR> Hips:59.5 <BR> Thigh:24.5 <BR> <BR> <BR> Dec: <BR> Chest: 52 <BR> Arm:15 <BR> Thigh:25 <BR> Waist:52 <BR> Hips:56 <BR> <BR> <BR> I LOST 3 and 1/2 INCHES IN MY HIPS!!!!!! 5 and 1/2 INCHES IN MY WAIST!!!!!!!! OMG something is finally working. <BR> <BR> Had to share now on to the happy dance time. What a way to start the w... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 16:54:31 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159208 Half way there...I did it!!!! I have not binged in 10 days I am halfway to the 21 days. Just have to stay strong on the back side of it. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> 1. Just Dance <BR> 2. 8 Glasses of water <BR> 3. Housework <BR> 4. Anatomy <BR> 5. Call Izod about faulty product <BR> 6. Gym <BR> 7. make list for exchange <BR> <BR> Got to getting to it. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 11:16:41 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157909 Well I did it, I made it through day 8 with no binging, stayed well within calorie goal. Only had 1 brownie and measured out my 1/2 cup of yogurt. I let the housework slide but I did my workout and I also did something I have not done since my daughter was first home from the hospital...I took a nap with her. I loved the snuggling. So yes, I can do this with no binging. Now on to day 9 and the almost half way point of this challenge. <BR> <BR> Today I have Just dance 4, crunches, weigh ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 08:08:59 EST Day 8..first bump in road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156971 So today is Day with no bingeing...hopefully. Today is my birthday and the first test of the holiday comfort eating. I have an awesome dinner of roasted lemon pepper salmon and loaded mashed potatoes planned. Making some brownies to have with strawberry banana frozen yogurt later. I can do this, it is raining and yucky out so it is affecting my mood. But here in about 20 mins I am gonna do this. Housework, crunches, dancing. Gonna pull myself out of the funk and get it done. On the up... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 10:37:33 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155783 I missed my laundry yesterday but I completely cleaned my living room so even trade. <BR> <BR> Today I am focusing on another 5 pages of anatomy, dinner in crock pot by 3:30, basic pick up, fold the laundry, gym for training and elliptical, just dance, 8 glasses water, a new mad dieter entry, and work on a friends Christmas Gift (she is a new wife and doesn't know much about cooking so I am making her a beginners cook book). Well must be off to get the stuff off of here done and be ready... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:02:58 EST Complete Dec Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154525 1. Complete 5k training/start 5k walk/jog training <BR> 2. Walk 5k on 16th in under 30 mins <BR> 3. Lose 8 lbs. <BR> 4. Continue my 8 glasses water, perfect attendance, and consistency award streaks. <BR> 5. Increase my time on the cursed machine to 15 mins <BR> 6. Finish 1st and 2nd anatomy sections of school work <BR> 7. Blow the nurtionist away on the 26th. <BR> 8. Continue my 5 days a week of Just Dance <BR> <BR> Busy December but I am pretty sure I am ready to tackle them all one step... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:03:37 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154523 I got most of yesterday done...but this is the official start of my week. When hubby is home I tend to want to veg and hang out with him. So I am once again gonna try and complete all of my housework by Friday so I can relax this weekend. <BR> <BR> Today MOPPING my floor and finishing dinning room, put away laundry, just dance, crunches, 8 glasses water, and another 5 pages of anatomy homework. Have a great day all!! Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:58:44 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153592 So day 4 goals met and yay to day of rest kinda. <BR> <BR> Goals for toady...8 glasses water, gym, and laundry while cleaning kitchen and finishing p fridays stuff. <BR> <BR> I made the gym all ready today and two big things...One I am walking well over double the amount of miles I was walking last year...I am actually just shy of walking 2 1/2 miles in 45 mins compared to 1. I also have increased my time on elliptical machine to 9 mins. I am slowly working towards my goal of 15 mins by J... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 13:26:02 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152456 So yesterday was not a total wash but I did not keep up with all the goals. I missed the living room and moping the hallway. Abbie needed some Mommie Time so that cam first. But even though I did not stay as busy as I wanted, I did not eat my way through the afternoon either. I did make it to the gym and have shaved more time of my mile. I can now do a mile in 17 mins. And I easily did my 7 mins on elliptical machine so time to up the minutes in Sunday when I go hit the gym for Mommie's... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:00:50 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151357 Day 2 was awesome. I accomplished every thing but cleaning out my fridge. They had to come work on my stove yesterday so got booted from kitchen for awhile. But by keeping myself moving and busy I have not thought about going on a binge at all. <BR> <BR> Day 3 goals are 8 glasses water, Mad DIeter Blog, clean fridge, finish living room, vacuum bedroom, living room, clean up dinning area, and sweep and mop hallway, 30 mins just dance, and another 60 crunches. I also get my mama's time ... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:47:13 EST day 2 and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150452 I made it through the first day binge free...on to day 2. I walked to see a friend and spent lots of time thinking about life and stuff in general. Have a blog idea for my Mad Dieter Blog and am mentally working on that. Did 60 crunches and had my daughter laughing at me while I was on the floor playing with her. Today we have lots of stuff to do as we dance our way through housework. <BR> <BR> Goals for day drink my 8 glasses of water, clean my kitchen, bathroom, and put all my laundry... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:29:54 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149215 So after my almost misstep last week and then the blow with the scale (still looking for a sledge hammer for the old one) I decided I need added support for the binge/comfort eating before the Oreo's in my house did me in. While I have not binged in six days since the slip up...I am starting today a 21 day binge free challenge to survive the holidays. So this is day 1....Goal is 8 glasses water, 30 mins Just Dance, and stay within calorie intake/serving size portions. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:22:03 EST My turtle became the hare!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147597 So according to my old scale I was barreling through this weight loss. Had me a little scared. Two reasons for that 1. I want this to be permanent and 2. I don't want a bunch of saggy skin. I went and seen a nurtionist today. I weighed in there fully clothed at 279. I had a moment of wait what??? After I talked with nurtionist and figured it all out. I went and bought me a new scale came home and did a weigh in. Matched the docs. So now after cussing out and looking for a sledge ha... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:32:15 EST The Bane of my exsitense http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145970 is the !@#$%&*! elliptical machine. I despise this machine and it normally kicks my tail after about 3 minutes I can not do anymore. So since it has gotten cold I have been using the apartment gym to get my walking in on the treadmill. This machine has been taunting me for about a week now. Every time I go to the gym there it is. Watching me on the treadmill and today I had had enough of the name calling and taunting. I figured I will see what I got after walking for 30 mins. I did 7 ... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:56:29 EST Completely Amazed.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144251 at myself. So I did the whole reflections thing but today I did something I still can't believe. I walked 2 miles in 40 mins on the treadmill and I even ran part of it. I RAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Normally the only thing this fat kid runs is to chase an ice cream truck. Now to some you would say 40 min...2 miles not a major accomplishment but this time last year I could only walk a mile in 45 minutes....no running and I was only 3 months prego so that was not even an excuse. In the shor... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:52:36 EST reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142015 Thought I would look back at where I was almost two months ago when I started all this. I was almost 40 lbs heavier, I had to bath my daughter on the kitchen counter because I couldn't bend down to bath her in tub, holding her and picking up and putting down was a hard task, and walking with her was OMG torture. Today I can bath in bathtub no problem, I can easily grab her off floor put her down and I can get down on the floor and play with her, and walking with her is one of my fav things ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:00:19 EST Yay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138159 Yesterday was not too bad and am looking forward to the walking next week. I enjoy it and Abbie loved the music and getting out to play. And todays exercise is my fav of all...grocery shopping. I also get to go baby shopping. So lots of walking bending pulling and stuff today. Finally a highchair for Abbie. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:33:35 EST Just a mile and a half.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137178 So it is only a mile and 1/2. I can do this and will enjoy it, just waiting till around noon so it is a little bit warmer and love the blanket thing that installs into my daughters stroller so she stays warm. I will let you guys know how this goes later. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:29:38 EST Little Victories!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136246 So for the past few weeks I have lost a bit and being a stay at home mom and using housework as a major part of my exercise I needed new sweats. Having only two pair that were rollable and usable. I actually bought two pairs from get this the LADIES section, not the plus size women, the ladies. I got to shop the skinny b!@#h section. Yes for now it is only sweats, but it is the little things in life. Now to dance my way to a clean house. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:50:51 EST Day 1 on Turbo Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133094 Can I just say the amount of energy I have had today is unreal....I have stayed busy with no real want to sit. Maybe it is the amount of work I needed to do before Husband went back to work after 4 day, maybe it is the Mio Green Thunder I add to my water, but I feel ten times better today then I have in awhile. Tomorrow may kill me with the HIIT 15, but if I could do the full 30, I got 15 minutes. All I can say is if I sit still for more then 10 minutes I feel like I Need to do something. ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:23:00 EST Just need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130687 <BR> Life is rough, get a helmet. A line used in an old TV show that has stuck with me through the years and has helped me deal with a lot of crazy issues. We all know that certain things in life are rough, long drawn out process, and just a down right pain in the butt when it comes to some things. Now you have two choices, you can sit around and whine about how hard it is or you can accept the challenge and deal with it. NO amount of whining is gonna make the process easier for you in ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:50:19 EST Dieting 2.0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088917 So I have been dieting off and on since the spring of 2011. I lost 30 lbs and was doing great...the along came baby I put the 30 back on and now that she is 3 months old I am seriously working on doing this again. I am down 4 lbs so, so far so good. But here is my thing....dieting needs to be revamped. I here this all the time you are dieting, no MacDonald's, no sweets, no this, that, or the other thing. Drink water till you can count the walk back and forth to the bathroom as a part of ... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 11:36:00 EST day 2 and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085790 Well I have officially made it through day 2 of my diet. Why is day 2 always harder then day 1? Yesterday was so easy to not munch and to stay on track but today it was rainy and just blah here. Couldn't take the baby out to walk either scorching hot or raining. Did an ab workout that about killed me this morning and just ugghh. But I did it. Woke up starving and my body was taking cues from there. The other thing I noticed and got the info from a weight loss challenge I am doing in an... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 21:36:31 EST Thinking out-loud.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082770 So I went grocery shopping today. I did the right thing got yogurt, wheat saltines, granola bard, and fresh veggies and fruits for snacks. Got stuff to make lo-cal dinners for me and the family, and I spent more then when I was grabbing cookies and junk foods. Wait what???? Why is it that we have to spend so much to eat right and to take off the weight and yet to put it on it is so cheap? It is one of the things that aggravate me when it comes to this. I want to do lose weight and I wan... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:00:41 EST Tuesday's the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080029 So I have been working on getting into this weight loss thing. I have downloaded new workout/walking music. I have made my grocery list with lots of healthy snacks for Monday. I have set up the comp to be able to use my hard drive for my workout dvds that I have on there and I have gotten my hands on the biggest loser cookbook and the biggest loser weight loss guide. I think I have it all ready to go. Goals for this week....sunday finish housework and laundry, Monday do all the errands s... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:43:06 EST Fell off the horse, but am ready to try this one more 'gin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076588 So I am definitely a bad dieter. I start strong mentally....fired up raring to go and then life gets in the way. I am the first to say that "excuses are the nails that built the house of failure." Then I am the first to pound those darn nails into the house. Somebody take this damn hammer from me please? I am so tired of being the fat kid but I also love my Twinkies and cake and I guess you can't be skinny and have your cake too <em>303</em> . Who would've thunk that? <em>101</em> So... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 02:06:08 EST I am back and better then ever!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965674 So while I know no one follows my blog or anything but I did not fall off the face of the earth back in October. No I found out I was prego back in October. I switched to baby-fit and now I am back. I had a beautiful baby girl in June. The guy that helped me well he is an amazing father and an awesome husband. Yup been married for just over 8 months, had my daughter a month ago, and I am only 9 lbs outside of preprego weight and I am back on here with a vengeance. Before my daughter can... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:29:17 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4516596 So it is exactly one month to the day that I moved from new York to Virginia and it has been the best move for me. I am down thirteen pounds and two ring sizes!!!! I also have a new outlook on life. I have something I have not ever had in a relationship.....a partnership, a motivater when I don't feel like going to the gym, someone who supports the goal and reminds me daily this is your goal go get it. Never realized how important that was till it was handed to me. Not only does he suppor... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:57:36 EST homecoming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469230 so i have gotten away from using sparkpeople.com for awhile. I started strong and was doing really well the stuff hit the fan in my life. The guy I was with ddint suppost comment or even notice what i was trying to do so I said "@#$% IT!!!" Then thanks to FB and the support of some old friends on there I realized not only was I doing it for the wrong reasons I was in some dire need for many life changes not just dieting so I did it. Not only did I end the dead end realtionship I moved a fe... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 11:09:08 EST Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4284875 So after doing this for about a month now I have lost 4 punds in body weight but have found a whole new mental outlook on life. The weight will come off eventually but the emtional baggage is weighing me down more. After losing my mother almost two years ago and almost losing another family member a few months ago I know life is short and we are never promised tomorrow. So seize the day and do for you. Dieting is a mind set if you want an icecream sundae then you need to get one yes it my... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 07:58:17 EST well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4240917 SO now that I am getting serious about this I also need to get serious about changing other things in my life and I need to also reduce the stress the life in my life to help obtain the weight loss goals Wed, 18 May 2011 11:37:38 EST