JUSTCHELLE75's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUSTCHELLE75 JUSTCHELLE75'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/ Confessions of a Success Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715859 Confessions of a Success Story: <BR> <BR> Details you need to know <BR> <BR> • I’ve lost 146 lbs (It took me about 2 years) <BR> • I dropped from a size 22/24 to a 4/6 most days <BR> • I’ve been featured as a Spark Success Story. <BR> • I’ve been on Spark since January 17, 2011 <BR> <BR> Anyone reading this that knows me knows that I am a fan of Sparkpeople. Do I criticize it? Yes, but only in meaningful ways to try to make the site better. Now, that I have disclaimered (yes, my own ma... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:47:08 EST The Skinny Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694238 This recipe was on the front page of the Spark Recipes <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2736257 </link> <BR> <BR> How can this be considered a skinny recipe? <BR> <BR> I mean seriously, who can eat this and not gain weight? <BR> <BR> Do people deserve a treat? Well, if you think you earn or deserve a treat then… umm you might want to evaluate the importance you place on food. <BR> <BR> If you want to incorporate a less than healthy choice into you... Tue, 13 May 2014 14:29:59 EST Thank you Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504548 I wonder if it gets any easier, ever? I bet many of you want to know the answer to that. I would love to tell everyone that it gets easier but alas it does not. <BR> <BR> Does it ever just become natural? Some days exercising feels natural and normal and then other days it’s a fight. I win some and I lose some of those fights. <BR> <BR> The truth is that weight loss and living healthy is like life... it’s hard. You are going to face roadblocks. You will stumble and you will fall. It’s... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 15:33:32 EST The Loss of Joy (Pictures of my journey) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474752 That’s a terrible title isn’t it? That’s a terrible for sentence, as well. It is what it is and I am hoping that when I get this all out of my system that something positive will surface. This is how I blog or I write. I ramble and eventually have an epiphany and maybe a lesson learned. I haven’t blogged a lot lately so some of you may not recognize my name or my face. Let me introduce you to me. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1587598105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “Hi my name ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 14:53:04 EST And I did a Photo Shoot (Pictures :) ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415629 I’ve been on this long and winding road of a journey for a while now, to be exact 2 years and 6 months give or take a few days. I have had my ups and my downs, just like every normal person who decides to empower themselves and change their life. <BR> <BR> I’ve been very fortunate to have gained much more than I lost and by all accounts I have lost a lot. I have quite literally lost a person. I have the picture to post to prove it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:11:28 EST Tell that Kid to Be Quiet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396470 <BR> That title is bad isn’t it? I could change it; but it kind of fits. Let me start at the beginning so you understand where I am coming from. Every day I read blogs and posts from people struggling and making excuses as to why they didn’t exercise or why they ate this and that or why they’ve put on 20 of the 25 lb they lost last year. <BR> <BR> Every time I read a post I like this, I just shake my head because it reminds me of my little girl and how the terrible two’s have kicked in... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:29:41 EST How To Be A Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384677 How to Be a Success <BR> <BR> I often times wonder why anyone would ever come to me for advice. <BR> <BR> Then I remember that I’ve lost 140 some odd pounds. I guess that kind of makes one think that I might know what I am doing or have done. <BR> <BR> Honestly, I’ve been living this way so long that sometimes, I forget where I came from. I forget how fat I was and how far I let myself go. <BR> <BR> Spark considered me a success long before I would even think of accepting that I was a ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:26:53 EST Fit test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381570 - Crunches 44 in 1 minute <BR> <BR> - Squats -45 in one minute <BR> <BR> - Push ups -32 in 1 minute <BR> <BR> - Plank (count in seconds) 32 <BR> <BR> - Wall Sit (count in seconds) 48 <BR> <BR> - Exercise of your choice - add any strength exercises that you want to track! <BR> <BR> lunges 35, this needs work <BR> <BR> 1.5 miles in 17.39 <BR> <BR> I did the flexibility thing too but I'm not posting that picture. :) Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:26:12 EST Dear 16 Year Old Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223071 Dear Chelle: <BR> <BR> There are so many things I would like to tell you. I would love to give you all the secrets and lessons that I learned in the last 21 years but I won't do that to you because I don't want you to change one moment because it would forever alter who you are and what you've become. <BR> <BR> So this is what I will tell you.... <BR> <BR> Life is hard and you will probably learn that many times over, but it's all right because you will survive even when you think you ca... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:53:19 EST 2 Year HealthSparkiversary (Pics included) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211332 Two long or short years ago depending on if you are a half full or half empty kind of person, I decided once and for all to forgo dieting and learn to live a healthy life. I joined Weight Watcher’s and signed up on Spark and never looked back. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l920446521.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I started with baby steps. I could only walk a 21 minute mile. I tracked everything I ate and I stayed in my point range (calorie) range but didn’t worry too much ab... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:21:39 EST I'm A Big Loser with a Picture or 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150790 I Am A Big Loser (Pics) <BR> <BR> That sounds almost negative, doesn’t it? I don’t mean for it to be. I was sitting at my computer at work today looking at my race medals, my paperclips (I have one for every pound I have lost), my Weight Wathcer’s medals and pictures and started thinking about the weight I have lost. I then was googling when the premiere of the next Biggest Loser is and I realized that I could be a person that won the Biggest Loser. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:30:08 EST How I Got Fat (Pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073244 How I Got Fat <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51379835.jpg"> Me at my baby shower at my fattest I hope <BR> <BR> One day we just wake up fat, don’t we? That has to be the answer. Some people think it’s a slow process that happens over years. I never had that luxury. I always just kind of woke up that way. Well maybe it took a few months, but it never took a matter of years. <BR> <BR> I’m just your average ordinary fat girl, thin girl gone fat maybe. I was th... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:29:23 EST Where Am I Going (With Pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063419 I often ask myself in this question. Especially when I’m in the car because I tend to be directionally challenged. However, I’ve asked myself this about life as well. So, now I guess I need to answer it. I am going towards the weight loss finish line. Aren’t we all? <BR> <BR> However, I am finding that you have to remember where you started to figure out where that finish line will be. I still am not at all sure of the exact number on the scale I would like to achieve. I guess over the ... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:49:12 EST Am I there Yet (With Pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008103 Nope, I’m Not There Yet <BR> <BR> This has been a long journey for me and every mile I run and every day that passes the more I am like a child in the backseat of the car yelling are we there yet. I am about 4 ounces from being “not over weight” or “normal.” I want to be a healthy BMI so bad that I can literally taste it. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726979999.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I’m not the only one yelling at me are you there yet. It seems like you get to a po... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 10:59:07 EST Some How I got Addicted. (Pictures included) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917934 I was a fairly active kid. I played tag, kickball and did the sledding thing. But, I was never considered an athlete. I was an athletic supporter (I love that phrase from Grease) but I wasn’t the girl in high school that ran, played basketball or had any inclination to do any of those things. <BR> <BR> I was also the kid that went on her first diet in 1st grade. I’ve had body issue my entire life and I am not at all sure I will ever get over them. I have been thin and I have been fat. I ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 15:29:46 EST Plan On It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855287 Planning On It <BR> <BR> Jillian Michaels and probably a bunch of other people have said over and over again “if you fail to plan you; you are planning to fail.” I never plan to fail. My plans may not always be perfect but I never knowingly go into a situation that I am not planning for. However, sometimes life happens and you have no control over it. I have to get to the point that I am not failing if it is not my decision that put me into the failing situation. <BR> <BR> Wow, that wa... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:02:57 EST I Got A Little Muddy (with pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4828662 The past 15 months have been filled with pushing myself to new levels in health and fitness. I have bruises, medals and now mud on my face to prove my endeavors. <BR> <BR> Most people log on to spark people, join Weight Watcher’s, or purchase the next best seller on the late night infomercial, thinking this diet is the one that will work, and it just really becomes the next diet that fails. Wow that sounds negative doesn’t it, especially coming from the girl who endorses all of the above i... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:01:45 EST Let's Be Honest (Pic Included) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812466 Let’s Be Honest. <BR> <BR> Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle is a lot of work. It’s rewarding wok but it is hard. I’m not sure that it’s something that ever gets easy, it becomes more of a habit but it’s not always an easy choice to make. Beyond those choices, there are other hurdles in the journey that we have to make it over and survive. <BR> <BR> I’ve been keeping a secret. Nope, not here on Spark People but in real life. When I gained all my weight I became somewhat of a... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:25:55 EST The Ugly truth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763578 Are we too nice? <BR> <BR> I do not think of myself as a mean spirited person. I try to be respectful, kind, generous and positive. However, sometimes I wonder if I am taking those traits too far and hurting more people than helping by not giving the wakeup call that is needed. <BR> <BR> The cold hard awful truth of the matter is that life and weight loss is not easy; it is hard and tedious and sometimes it sucks and is not fun. Every day I read blogs about giving up and starting over. I... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:12:11 EST I'm Not Obese Anymore with a picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751130 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637321926.jpg"> <BR> I know I know but please here me out. I’m not obese anymore. It’s only taken me 13 months and 114 lbs or so to be able to type that. Wow, it’s a good feeling to not be in that category. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t plan on hanging out in the overweight BMI category for long, but it does feel really good to be here. <BR> People look at me and are constantly telling me how great I look and can’t understand why I still c... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:36:07 EST Transforming Into You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707006 <BR> The last few months have been so rewarding. I have had two blogs that were popular and I was even told by Spark that I was motivational. The kind words that have been left for me are more powerful than I could ever acknowledge in writing. I have shared snippets of my journey with my Spark friends but it’s only a little part of the story. <BR> <BR> I read a statistic that most people who lose weight regain it. I’m sorry I don’t recall the exact numbers. I also read that it takes d... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:59:16 EST I Survived a Year and a Half Marathon (with Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686742 A year ago today, I finally had enough of not liking myself or how I looked. I stopped thinking I knew everything and started to reach out for help. A year ago today, I joined Weight Watcher’s and signed on to Spark. I have dubbed this my healthiversary. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l284329665.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last year I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror and when I did I didn’t see what was in front of me. I was wishful thinking myself into a state of denial. It ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:14:46 EST This is what 100 lbs looks like (picture) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632939 This is what 100 lbs looks like <BR> <BR> I wanted to post this so badly last week, but I fell .8 short. This week was a new week and I made it. I think that was the lesson I had to learn. If you fall short, get back up and try harder the next week. <BR> <BR> I started this journey on January 18, 2010. It’s fitting that I did not hit the 100 mile marker until today 11 months and 2 days later. I wish I could say I am at my goal, but alas I’m not. However, I am getting there. I will hit it... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:05:36 EST I'm Not The Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4625538 But, I am me and I am on a roll. I went to my Weight Watcher’s meeting yesterday wanting very badly to have lost 100 big pounds. I came up a little short. I was .8 short on their scale and .6 on mine. I was very upset with myself. The problem is that I am very competitive and am more so with myself. I knew going into this week I needed to lose 2.6, I can and have done that many times this year. I ate right, worked hard and tracked. I did what I was supposed to do or what I have done befor... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:46:27 EST What thanksgiving looked like http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602877 I decided in an effort to stay on plan for thanksgiving that i would take pictures of everything I ate and track. <BR> <BR> i was successful. The only picture I didn't take was of the starbucks sugar free / fat free latte that I had that morning <BR> <BR> <BR> So here are the pictures <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l796568236.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109177917.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:32:50 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4601588 I'm thankful for <BR> <BR> My husband <BR> My daughter <BR> My mom <BR> My family <BR> My job <BR> My weight watcher's meetings <BR> My spark teams. <BR> <BR> I am thankful that I finally found the courage to make life changes and to walk this journey into health. Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:19:53 EST Who Me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4577896 Yesterday was an incredible day. I had the honor to be named Sparkler of the week by one of the teams that I am on. In addition to that, I was given many goodies, received emails and dozens of comments on my page. That fact alone in and of itself is enough to change an ok day into a great day. <BR> <BR> I was overwhelmed that people were telling me that I was inspirational. I have heard that a time or two before but I really didn’t take it seriously. When you hear the sentiments from severa... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:20:12 EST Last Success Story :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573331 I did not want to get out of bed and be active this morning. My alarm went off at 5:00. I went to the scale and thought the number was ok and went to get in back in bed. <BR> <BR> My husband gently reminded me that I had promised myself not to make excuses about going for a morning walk or run. <BR> <BR> The guilt of his words got to me and so I dressed and took a 30 minute walk this morning. I didn't even attempt to run because I ran two mornings in a row. But I did move my body and burne... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 18:14:31 EST Day 3 Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4571217 I don't really like to run when we come to the lake because the neighborhood that I am moving to and the one my mom lives in is hilly. I am not an incline kind of girl. <BR> <BR> However, since my half marathon is upon me (Jan 15) and I needed to get some 5k's in I ran twice. Saturday It was at 41.12 (not very fast). It was late and I wasn't into it. <BR> <BR> However, this morning I decided to give it my all. My time was 40 minutes. I wuill take that 13 minute mile because the miles we... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 14:26:48 EST My success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4570177 this is going to be short and to the point. i know I tend to be a wordy (verbose) kind of girl but this is merely to get some points. <BR> <BR> My success today was the fact that I actually did some manual labor and helped move furniture and boxes. It was a necessary evil. I was strong today (physically) Sat, 5 Nov 2011 20:48:36 EST Not a Snowball’s Chance In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568432 Well we all know how that statement goes. The snowball is such an underrated item well at least in that statement it is underrated. Have you ever noticed that the bigger people of the world are kind of underrated as well? It doesn’t matter if you have lost 100lbs or 200 lbs if you are still a little bit on the big side people think you are less capable. Most people never stop to think what that person might have done to get where they are. <BR> <BR> My point is that even after having los... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:31:53 EST I Don’t Need the Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4552846 <BR> My birthday is Monday. Yep, it’s that day where we transform ourselves and our kids into our favorite characters and celebrate with tricks and treats. <BR> <BR> My daughters costume is all made and the weekend is packed full with fun filled activities. This is my free pass to indulge in the treats that I have been missing, right? <BR> <BR> Well, this year I decided to do something different. I decided to ask myself if I need cake. Will a big piece of cake make my life better? W... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:11:37 EST If Only http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551053 If Only I was thinner I would have more dates (pre being married) <BR> <BR> If Only I looked better had a better body I would have a better job. <BR> <BR> If Only I weighed less I would be happier. <BR> <BR> I think we are all guilty of thinking that the world becomes a happy, beautiful place and all our problems are solved if we lose the excess weight. The sad truth is that the world doesn’t get any better and our problems aren’t going to fade away. If anything, losing weight can actual... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:20:58 EST Worth it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541902 There are days that something that is said makes you feel like you aren’t worth it. It is those days that test us where we have to scream at the top of our lungs “I am worth it.” <BR> Today I am screaming, jumping up and down and giving myself a lecture. “I am worth it.” <BR> I am worth it. <BR> Some days are harder to remember this than others. <BR> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:45:53 EST But I Want to Eat Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533935 I always think I know what I want to say and I always think I know what my title will be, but then I start typing and something different comes out. I originally planned to tell you that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. While I normally will stand by that statement, today, it seems a little depressing to me. I know the person who coined the phrase meant that you don’t always get what you want and he. I am assuming it is a he because it would be a man that would put a cake in front o... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:23:02 EST I'm Not an Athlete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532194 I said this yesterday and I am saying it again. I hate quotes. However, every once in a while you hear someone and it resonates with you and then you find yourself spewing quotes. I guess as a would be or want to be writer, I don’t want to spew someone else’s words I want other’s to spew my words. There is something to the above statement that I should explore but I will save that for another day. <BR> <BR> I was watching “The Biggest Loser” last week and it was NFL week. This was a perf... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:26:07 EST Our Records http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4530642 I’m not a quote person but this one is stuck in my head. It shouldn’t really have anything to do with this healthy lifestyle journey but in my weird mind it does. Les Miles said “You are what your record says you are.” It’s a football quote and I love love love and am addicted to this sport. <BR> <BR> The first thing a football fan does when their team loses is usually make an excuse for it. <BR> If we had made the last field goal… <BR> If He had run for the touchdown… <BR> If our de... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:27:56 EST This is what 81lbs looks like (picture) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528881 This is what 81 lbs looks like <BR> I can see the difference really I can. But for some reason I see this and want to pick both pictures apart. I guess I really do have more learning to do. I really need to get to that place where I am just happy with the results I am getting and stop looking at how much farther I need to go. <BR> Here are 8 things I have learned: <BR> 1. If you write it down you are less likely to eat the entire cake. <BR> 2. If you challenge yourself, you will feel l... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:01:17 EST I Don't Have Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519268 I Don’t Have the Time <BR> <BR> That used to be something I said every day. It was probably my motto and one of my better excuses that seemed legitimate. However, when I finally decided that I needed to decide what was important to me I learned that maybe I wasn’t as busy as I thought I was. <BR> I decided to take the bull by the horns and figure out where all my time was going. So I made a list of my daily activities. <BR> <BR> 6:00 am Get out of bed <BR> 6:30 am Leave for work <BR> 7:30 ... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 16:06:44 EST I'm Not Perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4517148 I’m Not Perfect <BR> <BR> Whew, it is such a relief to be able to say that. I don’t even think I want to be perfect anymore. I spent so long trying to be the perfect daughter, student, employee, wife and mother that I wasn’t really accomplishing anything but making me feel out of sorts. <BR> <BR> I honestly think I used perfection as an excuse. <BR> <BR> “If I eat some of that then I have blown the entire day…so I will just eat whatever I want and start tomorrow.” <BR> “If I don’t go t... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:22:04 EST How I Met My Husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4512377 I met my husband on Plentyoffish.com. It’s almost embarrassing to admit that but alas that is where we were. I was 32 never been married, had dated every loser, overly nice guy, tattooed freak, overly zealous religious guy and fake midget in the Houston area. I basically had given up on finding my “one.” I had given up on children and a family. I know that sounds sad but there comes a point where you have to get to a place where you are ok and can go on if what you dreamt about never happ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:47:16 EST I Hurt Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4510624 <BR> I didn’t cut myself, stub my toe, make myself vomit or anything that smacks you in the face as a self destructive habit. However, I think what I did might be just as self destructive. <BR> When I sit down to write a blog, whether as I used to write about dating or as I do now about my journey on getting healthy, I try to have a theme or a point. This blog is different because it’s the story behind the story I think I need to learn more than one lesson and I think I still have a few to... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:06:11 EST The Bigger the Butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508886 I have found that the more times I have used the word but in my life the size of my butt was in direct proportion. What does that mean? <BR> <BR> It means that the more times I say <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight but… <BR> I want to work out but… <BR> I could do it but…. <BR> I would eat healthy but… <BR> <BR> Every time I said that I put on a few pounds. <BR> <BR> Life is hectic. I work 50+ hours a week. I have a 14 month old. I have a dog. I have a husband. We are moving and renovatin... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:57:47 EST Oops I Did It Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4500084 Well I almost did it again. No, I didn’t almost go off my plan or eat something that isn’t good fuel for my body. I actually almost committed a worse sin. I almost let something I read on a social networking site (ok here on Spark) get to me on a personal level. I almost became my mother and made a mountain out of a mole hill. <BR> <BR> I logged onto Spark and started reading a thread. The thread basically was one that stated that they found it appalling that “The Biggest Loser” would ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:00:04 EST That’s Not a Compliment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495059 I had something else to say today but for one reason or another I am always think I am going to have one story to tell and then end up telling another. I don’t have to tell you that part, however, telling you is part of my personality (it’s the part that annoys my husband). <BR> Anyway, I went to my Weight Watcher meeting today. I was feeling grumpy because my body just didn’t really respond to anything I did this week. I knew my lose would be small (but better than a gain.) I walked to th... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:39:18 EST Are We Ever Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4486798 Are We Ever Happy? <BR> <BR> I wonder as women if we ever get to the place where we are completely happy with our bodies. Do we ever get to that point where we don’t feel the need to say, “If, I could just lose 5 more pounds.” Or “if only that size two fit.” Or “if my hips would get a little smaller and my tummy would shrink, I would be happy.” <BR> <BR> I have lost and gained 100lbs more than once. How sad is it that I worked that hard only to regain it all and more, but I have moved on ... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:47:41 EST A Light Bulb Moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481118 Light Bulb Moment <BR> <BR> I am a huge football fanatic. I subscribe to the NFL Sunday ticket and have been known to travel to see my favorite team play. It should come as no surprise that yesterday; I was parked in front of the TV. watching the games. Nope being lazy wasn’t the light bulb that went off for me. I took the commercial breaks as an opportunity to do strength training, clean and small cardio. Between the afternoon and the late game, I did my insanity workout like a good girl... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:48:10 EST Cinderella Moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4475627 I was obsessed with wedding dresses from a very early time in my life. I love the fabric, the lace, the crystals, the poof and the pomp and circumstance of them. They symbolize hopes, dreams, commitments and it is the dress that is supposed to give you that moment in your life that you feel like you are floating on a cloud in a dream world. It’s the dress that makes you feel like the most beautiful person in the world for the time you have it on. It’s the dress that your own little girl wil... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:40:38 EST Staying Fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4473904 Have you ever sat down to write and you thought you knew what you were going to write, you had it planned out but then something else appeared on the screen. I had this fabulous idea to write about what I am working towards and I even had it titled but then other things started appearing on the screen and that idea is tucked away for another day. <BR> <BR> I have been on this journey for over 7 months. I knew I needed to start the journey long before that. July 20, 2010 was an amazing day... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:27:46 EST Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4456944 I’ve been trying to blog at least 5 days a week. I used to write about my dating life and then I got married so I stopped having things to say. It’s kind of funny how I was more inspired to write funny stuff about bad dates then all the good stuff about my husband. I guess that’s life. So in an effort to improve my writing and to focus on my weight loss journey, I committed myself to writing on here regularly. <BR> <BR> Writing helps me get out all the crazy thoughts that occur in my hea... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:02:50 EST