KELSPRETTYGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KELSPRETTYGIRL KELSPRETTYGIRL'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/ Why I was feeling Icky.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833169 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1973200135.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hoping I can still join the Winter 5% Challenge even though I can't lose weight right now. <BR> <BR> Click below to join! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=64012 </link> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:24:19 EST Feeling Icky! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812792 It's been over a month since my last post. A lot going on. Fell off the exercise wagon and I'm desperately trying to get back on! Fri, 7 Nov 2014 20:57:51 EST Been a Busy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791478 Tuesday was my anniversary <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1460496799.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday we had a last minute dental appointment. I'm so grateful for the dentists who help us missionaries out. <BR> <BR> Thursday (technically yesterday, but still today to me) <BR> I spent just trying to catch up and prepare for a trip into nature for the weekend. I'm sure it'll be great and I'll be glad I went, but I'm a bit apprehensive about riding out and hanging o... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 04:20:20 EST A Goal Getta 4 Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787659 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l712141251.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My team, GG4L got a FB page so we could be able to quickly communicate with one another. We haven't been on SP in a while. The above was the meme I created for our FB page. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to be a Goal Getta 4 Life, but this week's weigh-in is not very reflective of this. I only lost .2 lb. That's not 2 lbs, but .2 lb. <BR> <BR> So my goal for next weigh-in is a 2 lb loss. It has to happen since this ... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:50:26 EST I Know My Numbers, Do You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778911 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694698947.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I'm back, again.... <BR> I'm getting ready to join the 2014 Fall 5% Challenge Team. <BR> A lot has happened... Things are still happening... But I'm a bit more "settled," and a lot less "frazzled." <BR> I'm just planning on taking it one day at a time. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760780608.jpg"> <BR> I'm reading the above. I don't like calorie counting and this is the way into... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:27:41 EST I'm Still Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696566 I've been really busy... too busy to go to the gym and walk... but I've been active. <BR> <BR> The following pictures are from the exhibit that I was in charge of bringing to San Francisco. We had it displayed on Treasure Island. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1278374568.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019474612.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now we are busy engaged in an evangelistic series. 5 nights a week we are at the Marine's M... Fri, 16 May 2014 17:30:43 EST Missing my Dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667046 It's been a month... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l639527366.jpg"> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 03:09:18 EST Unexpected Sadness :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641824 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l887228986.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I learned my father has been called to Rest In Peace. <BR> <BR> I don't believe that when you die, you go to heaven, hell or purgatory. (At least not immediately). <BR> <BR> I believe that when someone dies, they go to sleep. A breathless sleep. <BR> <BR> One day, God's son will return with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. And we which are alive and remain shall be caught up to... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 03:49:48 EST Happy 7th Sparkiversary to My Classmates & Me!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639802 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l64169313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's my Sparkiversary! It's my Sparkiversary! It's my Sparkiversary! <BR> Happy Sparkiversary! <BR> <BR> I'm singing it to the Lone Ranger tune. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> The above picture was taken weeks ago on my walk. I thought it was interesting that the graffiti artist chose orange and white... I guess cuz it stood out. But I'm from CA, that spark is not our spark... <em>211</em> . But I thought I'd use... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:23:25 EST March 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637234 In a few short days I will be celebrating 7 years on SP. That's NUTS! I need to make this my year to hit goal. In fact, my current goal as of this post is to get to goal before my next sparkiversary! <BR> <BR> Alright... so to current news... I'm sick... got sick shortly after receiving my SPAT (sparkpeople activity tracker). I've been taking care of a sick friend and well, sharing is caring ( <em>40</em> ) So now we are sick together. The friends that get sick together, stick toget... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 21:59:15 EST It Arrived!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632129 It arrived earlier than scheduled for free shipping. That's always a good thing. I've set it up and it's ready to go tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956639287.jpg"> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:47:28 EST February is almost half gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619967 I'm wanting to lose weight, I've lost some weight... But the question is, can I keep the ball rolling? <BR> It's been raining a lot these days... So I've been spending a lot of time in the gym. I'm struggling with depression... and the lack of sunshine does not help me. <BR> I'm so tired of stuff in my life... but I'll make it through! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:39:18 EST February is almost half gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619966 I'm wanting to lose weight, I've lost some weight... But the question is, can I keep the ball rolling? <BR> It's been raining a lot these days... So I've been spending a lot of time in the gym. I'm struggling with depression... and the lack of sunshine does not help me. <BR> I'm so tired of stuff in my life... but I'll make it through! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:39:01 EST Excited about the beginning of Winter 5% Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597602 Well, last week the buzz around the 5% challenge team was excitement about the challenge actually starting. New team members on the Awesome A team and I know together we will make our goals of being 5% less. <BR> <BR> Last week I concluded my spiritual fast... Still feeling like I need to continue it from a different angle. <BR> <BR> Ran and walked a 5K last Sunday. It was my goal to beat 45 minutes, and I came in at 42:50. Ithought that was pretty good for someone who can only run 1 mil... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 02:00:25 EST Happy New Year, Sparkpeople!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578897 So 2014 is finally year and I'm glad to kiss 2013 good bye. <BR> As you have seen from my previous blog, the last months of 2013 were not too good to me. Since that blog, more sad things have happened in my life, right to the last days of the year. <BR> However, it's all behind me and this day was off to a great start. <BR> Spent a lot of time with the Lord, laying out my plans and asking for His help. <BR> I know He will be with me. I can do nothing without Him. <BR> I'm getting ready for ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 02:39:34 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571961 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1380394275.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Update!! <BR> <BR> It's been almost three months since I was on Spark and for me, that's a long time. It's been a crazy last three months. <BR> <BR> 9/30 DH and I celebrated 12 years <BR> <BR> 10/8 finally got my tooth "crowned" it had been almost 10 months since my root canal in Hawaii. It's a money thing or more like a lack thereof. <BR> <BR> 10/22 we were rear-ended on our way to a week of prayer. I was i... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 02:17:44 EST I DID IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493366 I just ran a 10K and a 5K back to back in approximately 2:21. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty proud right now. <BR> <BR> When I was mapping my route via mapmyrun, my phone was acting up and I wasn't quite sure if I would get the 9 miles I needed to begin this new week of training for the 13.1. So I was hoping and praying that I would get as close to 9 as possible. <BR> <BR> So when I got to the drop off point and began to walk to my starting point, I began to turn on my nike and runkeeper apps. Low... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 01:14:41 EST Almost a month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477355 I can't believe it's been almost a month since I blogged! <BR> <BR> And yet, I do believe it. <BR> <BR> I've been on the go for the past few weeks. Weight has been up and down and all around. I'm becoming more involved with my husband's project and it requires more time. The thought of getting online and interacting with all the lovely people on SP is not appealing after all the driving etc... So I've been in the background here. <BR> <BR> About two weeks remain in our summer challen... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 01:00:52 EST Now for the Good News!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451359 So TOM didn't kill me completely, I lost .2 lb. It's not a whole pound but a loss is a loss. <BR> <BR> Then for today's weigh in, I lost 2.4 lbs. Well, of course I did, TOM left. So now to embark on some real weight loss. My goal is to lose 1 lb. <BR> <BR> Also, I've been working on getting 7 hours of sleep since earlier this week. I was good for a couple of days, so now just to make it a habit. I would like to aim for being in the bed by 10 pm and see where it goes from there. <BR> ... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:25:58 EST Bad News! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440259 Well, we are five days into our 5% challenge and within 3 days of it I gain 3 lbs. So I'm like, "What on earth?" So I'm feeling like a real loser (as in a game or a race) as opposed to being a LOSER (as in the whole point of being on the 5% team). Then after going on a walk with my Christian sisters, it dawns on me.... TOM!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! <BR> <BR> So I have to take matters into my own hands. I really dont want to be kicked out of the Last A Standing game on the first we... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:04:31 EST I've been inspired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438835 after reading some of my team blogs, to post up a combination of two variations of essentially the same quote. <BR> <BR> I hope it will bring comfort, deep thought, and all things positive to those who take time to meditate on it. <BR> <BR> "The Father’s presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:51:46 EST Are you ready to Win Tomorrow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434884 I'm not. <BR> Saturdays are my days off. I'm always at a potluck on Saturday. Not all of them have salads. <BR> So here's my plan, I'm going to eat a good breakfast and before lunch I'm going to get down a quart of water (at least 30 minutes prior). I'm going to attempt to eat A LOT of salad, then limit myself to one paper plate of food. <BR> <BR> You can get your win tomorrow checklist here: <BR> <link>www.noexcusesworkouts.com/wp-content<BR>/uploads/2011/11/Win-Tommorrow-Check-L<BR>... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 03:29:27 EST Get your Win Today Checklist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433680 Assignment #12 of the Summer 5% Challenge <BR> <BR> Today is the day to start on your path to fitness and weight loss. It helps to set goals YOU NEED to accomplish for a successful day. If you do not already have a list/routine please use this one or make up your own. <BR> <BR> <link>www.noexcusesworkouts.com/wp-content<BR>/uploads/2012/01/Win-Today-Check-List-<BR>PDF-Version-1-15-12.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Because I follow a different plan I will modify my "Win Today Checklist." <BR>... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:53:40 EST "Know your numbers" Assignment #9 Sum5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433582 Know your numbers. <BR> <BR> Info - the last weigh in for the 5% Challenge will be September 27th. <BR> <BR> A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss? <BR> <BR> To calculate your 5% <BR> <BR> Me 163 X .05 = 8.15 pounds <BR> <BR> Weight Progress: <BR> <BR> Current Weight: 163 pounds <BR> Target Weight: 154.8 pounds <BR> By When: September 27, 2013 <BR> <BR> B) Please update your data in Start/my Goals & Progress Section, go down to 'Pounds Lost' and chang... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:28:22 EST "Are You Ready for Success?" Assignment #8 Sum5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433563 <BR> According to the quiz I am prepared for success! <BR> <BR> Are you? Hit the link below and take the quiz. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessm<BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=52 </link> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:10:23 EST "Why My Diets and Exercise Plans Have Not Worked" Assignment #6 Sum5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433556 List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever! <BR> <BR> I have one reason, I lose motivation. Eventually the excitement wears off and I just get lazy. <BR> <BR> I plan to get myself an accountability partner this time around. So that... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:03:50 EST "Cutting Calories" Assignment #5 Sum5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433551 Is there something you eat often that you have learned to cut the calories on? What works best for you? Do you have something you can share with us? <BR> <BR> Yes. however I don't really see it as cutting calories. Instead I try to make my calories count. I will still eat a whole avocado and skip salad dressing. I try to eat good fats and avoid the free fats as a whole. I find when I do this, I stay full longer. So I'm in a habit of not cooking with fats and just eating them whole in t... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:52:09 EST The "Trigger Foods" Assignment #4 Sum5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433540 For the purpose of this assignment a Trigger Food is defined as the one that gets you off course; you are not truly hungry yet you are eating. A Trigger Situation is where you are, who you are with and what you are doing when this happens. Example – you are home alone, watching TV and you eat a cookie, then another and soon you are looting the kitchen for anything that looks good. Or you had good intentions about going out for dinner with a friend, but a high calorie appetizer and then a big ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:44:28 EST July Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432619 I've been out of the loop! <BR> <BR> It all began July 9th... <BR> <BR> I did a turn around bus trip to LA. Left on the 9th returned early a.m. on the 11th. Then left to the campgrounds on the 12th. Came back on the 18th cuz I got sick. then went back on the 19th and got back Sunday night at about 9pm. Slept most of Monday and still not feeling rested but there is just so much to do. Is it really hump day already? <BR> <BR> Anyway, in case you can't see my background picture, here it is: <... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:59:09 EST Summer 5% Challenge Team is OPEN for New Members!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412920 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=60526 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Click on the link above to read up and join the team!!!! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 02:31:19 EST Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374555 Still adjusting to my new surroundings here in San Francisco. Lost .8 lb for the Spring into Summer challenge. I'm happy to report a loss. Out of 6 days this week, I've only been in this city 2 days. The next two weeks will be training. My goals for the next two weeks is to exercise and lose weight. That's all. I will readjust after training is over. Looking into getting back to Planet Fitness. We'll see how that goes. The streets of San Francisco have been good to my lower half, fo... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 11:58:23 EST Did I really just gain the weight I lost from last week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368089 YES! I did! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913352761.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's been crazy trying to get back to CA. Lost almost 2 weeks and it really didn't help my weight loss program. Even though we are here, and settling, we still have to drive up to NorCal to get our Jeep and clothes for weather 75* and below <em>40</em> . In the words of Sweet Brown, "Ain't nobody got time for dat!" <BR> <BR> So my plan really won't begin until Tuesday. I wish I could... Sun, 26 May 2013 02:25:26 EST Spring into Summer 5% Challenge Starts Now!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352917 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l625338823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm beginning this challenge here on the beautiful island of Guam, where America's day begins. (And apparently this challenge as well) <BR> <BR> So here are my stats: <BR> <BR> <BR> A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss? <BR> <BR> calculate your 5% <BR> <BR> 159.6 X .05 = 7.98/8 pounds <BR> <BR> Current Weight:159.6pounds <BR> Target Weight: 151.6pounds <BR> By When: July 6,... Sat, 11 May 2013 09:40:52 EST Spring into Summer 5% Challenge STARTS.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338164 ....MAY 11TH!!!!!! <BR> <BR> If you want to get 5% OFF yourself with the love and support of a fabulous group of women and men sparkers, you need to hurry up and click on this link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59980x530<BR>40390 </link> <BR> <BR> I so want to see you on the challenge team!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Our first Pre-Challenge Activity admonishes us to Win Today and asks: <BR> <BR... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:03:45 EST Are You Ready to Lose 5% of Yourself???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332500 You need to join the next round of the 5% Challenge! <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, my internet in Palau is so slow, I can't post a link so please copy and paste the following into your browser: <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_<BR>messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59980x<BR>53040390 <BR> <BR> When you paste it into your browser, be sure there is no space between "_" and the "messageboard" to ensure the address works. (I've had problems before cutting and pasting). <BR> <BR> I'm ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:37:08 EST To My Awesome A's & Winter into Spring 5%ers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327499 "Kom kmal mesulang." [gome-ckmal-me-su-lahng] <BR> That's the Palau equivalent for "Thank you." <BR> <BR> With this slower than dial-up internet, I have hardly been able to check sparkmail, or my page, so I just saw that I was in the Spotlight for WiS5%Challenge Team and that I got an Extra Capital A of the Day. <BR> <BR> I want to thank both of these teams for the motivation and support. I would like to especially thank our team leaders <BR> CERIUSLY <BR> KALISWALKER <BR> MINNA72 <BR>... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:59:36 EST Slow Palau Internet :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320757 I love being home. It's been great. A lot has been going on. Unfortunately, you can't see any of it, because my internet is too slow. I can't even upload my data to the Body Media Fit website. Super bummed about that. <BR> <BR> I've gained a couple more pounds... due to TOM. I can tell he's arriving, but he still hasn't shown up. Ugh. <BR> <BR> I doubt that I'll reach my 5% by next weekend... but I'm hoping that I'll lose some of what I gained. : <BR> A lot of adjustments... lots o... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:38:19 EST A Few Pictures from Palau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314457 First Stop, Palau Visitors Authority. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2106304513.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Next stop, this trip, Palau Pacific Resort Part 1 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l99330143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378873938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just testing to see that I can post photos in spite of my slow internet. <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 09:53:59 EST We're Going to PALAU!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312989 We are already in Palau... <BR> but for the WiS5% Challenge Team our next destination is PALAU. <BR> Thanks to the team leaders for choosing this as our next destination! <BR> <BR> <em>746</em> <em>746</em> <em>746</em> <em>746</em> <em>746</em> <em>746</em> <em>746</em> <em>746</em> <BR> <BR> We are in the same timezone as Japan: <BR> <link>www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.<BR>html?n=248 </link> <BR> <BR> I've been able to change my timezone on SP and in m... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 20:05:20 EST Throwback Thursday... No VLOG :( What's Your Happy Body Weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303956 For Throwback Thursday, I wanted to post up an OOOOOOLD post from my GG4L team. It really got me thinking about my realistic goal weight. When I first calculated this, I think my happy body weight was 127 lbs. I searched for the old post and re-calculated and now its almost 10 lbs more. INTERESTING. <BR> <BR> Here's the "throwback." You do your math and see what you come up with and let me know if that's what you expected and if your final goal is close to what you get. <BR> <BR> <em>... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:27:50 EST Beautiful Scenes from Kauai and an Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301189 Today's walk... <BR> <BR> We walked over 10 miles in 3 hours. <BR> <BR> It started at about 6:45 a.m. and we walked until 10 a.m. <BR> <BR> It was wonderful to see the sun rise and to feel the air get warmer. <BR> <BR> UPDATE: <BR> <BR> My ticker is current, I'm down to 150.8. <BR> I hope to be in the 140s at the end of this week. <BR> I'm organizing for our Kauai departure on the 31st. <BR> Time is ticking and as usual, I'm not ready for departure. <BR> We have purchased our passes to P... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:43:34 EST A Throwback Thursday Trailer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295750 It's been a busy couple weeks and next week will be no slower... so for now... no full vlogs... but I got a trailer of what's to come! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:33:38 EST What I've Been Up To... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284773 Since starting this WiS5% Challenge we've been challenged to Live the Good Life, by drinking at least 8 glasses of water, blogging about a new habit we'd like to begin and now stretching. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to say that I'm getting at the very least 8 glasses of water. Most days I get 10 and sometimes I even get a gallon of water down. <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> I'm still wanting to blog about my overall progress. I'm just in the middle of getting ready to move again... so I won't blog as m... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:50:14 EST Happy 6th Sparkiversary to my Classmate, LISALI!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280813 This week I’ll be featuring some of my classmates from the SP Class of March 4-10, 2007. Monday kicked off our class’ 6th sparkiversary and I just want to applaud those who have really determined to stick with SP and reach their goals, maintain, or keep going at it (people like myself). <BR> <BR> So today, I will begin by featuring LISALI. She joined SP 6 years ago yesterday. <BR> <BR> Here she is in her own words: <BR> <BR> " Hi, my name is Lisa and I live in L.A. My weight has gone up an... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:00:02 EST 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279278 The Final question in the WiS5% Blog Saga! <BR> <BR> 1. I've been pretty consistent with my new habit. I'm 5/6. However, Friday's are always a challenge. What I had hoped would be a morning walk is now a mid-afternoon walk, if I can get out of my house!!!! So getting in a few minutes of ST is going to be the biggest challenge of this new habit challenge. <BR> <BR> 2. I think there are a lot of happy people in the WiS5% challenge that are glad this LTGL portion of the challenge is OVER... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:54:45 EST Happy 6th Sparkiversary to my Classmate, MIKEISMYCODENAME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279269 This week I’ll be featuring some of my classmates from the SP Class of March 4-10, 2007. Monday kicked off our class’ 6th sparkiversary and I just want to applaud those who have really determined to stick with SP and reach their goals, maintain, or keep going at it (people like myself). <BR> <BR> So today, I will begin by featuring MIKEISMYCODENAME. He joined SP 6 years ago yesterday. <BR> <BR> Here is Mike in his own words <BR> <BR> "...I am here to take off some fluff. My username shou... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:45:21 EST It's Throwback Thursday! "I don't want to walk!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278317 This goes way back! All the way back to yesterday! LOL <BR> Hope you get a kick out of the whinning one! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 03:04:25 EST 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277764 Today's question for the WiS5% Challenge Blog Saga is going to get a very simple answer from me... <BR> <BR> Outside of the motivation I get from the WiS5% Challenge Team and the "sub-team" Awesome A... I don't know what other motivation I need. <BR> <BR> Oh, wait... I know... <BR> <BR> <BR> $$$$$$$$$$$MONEY$$$$$$$$$$$$$ <BR> <BR> LOL, I don't need that... but hey, it would be nice. <BR> <BR> I do recommend earndit.com: <BR> <BR> <link>earnd.it/WAFHG0 </link> <BR> That's my link ab... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 17:49:43 EST Happy 6th Sparkiversary to my Classmate, ELENNARE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277742 This week I’ll be featuring some of my classmates from the SP Class of March 4-10, 2007. Monday kicked off our class’ 6th sparkiversary and I just want to applaud those who have really determined to stick with SP and reach their goals, maintain, or keep going at it (people like myself). <BR> <BR> So today, I will begin by featuring ELENNARE. She joined SP 6 years ago today. <BR> <BR> Here's ELENNARE SparkStory in her own words: <BR> <BR> "I have lost weight twice so far with Spark. From w... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 17:31:03 EST Happy 6th Sparkiversary to my Classmate, LIZZIE561! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276215 This week I’ll be featuring some of my classmates from the SP Class of March 4-10, 2007. Monday kicked off our class’ 6th sparkiversary and I just want to applaud those who have really determined to stick with SP and reach their goals, maintain, or keep going at it (people like myself). <BR> <BR> So today, I will begin by featuring LIZZIE561. She joined SP on the 4th 6 years ago, (like me). <BR> <BR> In her own words... <BR> <BR> "I am a single mom to a four year old little girl. Weight ha... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:29:12 EST