KLARKE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KLARKE KLARKE'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/ hello old friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704850 not sure who is even out there??? TAz u still around? well it has been almost 2 yrs... loss , devestating end to my marriage, but good things are going on now and i just had my 4th child and it was a great preg. didn't put on much weight and i had many ppl say they didn't know i was even expecting. i am already back in my normal cloths size 6-8. i am 30lbs over where my lowest was but i am 20lbs from where i want to be..... since my divorce i feel better about myself and realized that i was f... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:32:22 EST final blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3518855 I can never even begin to describe the amount of heart ache I have felt this past week.... sorry friends but it will be a long time before I come back... if ever. Love you all and thank you for your support Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:00:28 EST howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3424798 hey guys!! Little sleepy today! still on track! whoo hoo! even though I didn't get up and walk today... need to get a long one in tomorrow!! Happy to have my girl back from my ex-husband today. She was gone for 4 days and that was toooooo long for me! Going good can't wait until friday weigh-in! Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:00:33 EST Goals for week of July 9- 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3414808 Ok I am not going to do it!! NO FUNNEL cakes!! lol!! <BR> <BR> Goals for the week! <BR> 1200 crunches <BR> 120 min. cardio <BR> 10 miles walk/ run <BR> lift weights 4 x <BR> count calories either mentally or on computer! <BR> Fri, 9 Jul 2010 13:12:58 EST Funnel cake fumble!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3414470 The carnival is in town! I can smell the funnel cakes from my porch! There are 780 cals in one, and I usually eat one a day, every year before, This year I want to say I won't get one..... BBBBBUUUUUTTTT??? I may have one on saturday.... IF i can fit it into my calories! It may be an apple lunch and salad dinner but I may let myself get ONE! OHHHH they are soooo good! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:43:03 EST pool days are cool days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3412218 We have been to the pool two days in a row! whew it has been hot! so far so good with the stay on track eating... We we go to the pool, I only pack healthy food... no chips, pretzels or any kind of munchies... grapes, watermelon, pears, apples and carrots... all the good stuff. I feel like this is getting the children to associate pool/ picncis with healthy food not junck food. A habit I hope they develop and hold on to for life! <BR> <BR> We took the children to dairy queen and I didn't ge... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:11:38 EST another walk in the a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3392064 Walked again this morning... took my younger son with me. Considering the 20 min. melt down he had, I had to... He woke up and wasn't ready to be awake and was mad at the world! whew he has that Irish temper! lol <BR> <BR> Well anyway, these short walks crammed into the limited time in the a.m. are good but they are just not going to cut it! I guess I am going to have to get up earlier and walk farther! and be more diligent with the weights! and I have 6 weeks to prove to myself that I am... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 08:40:19 EST No more landslide butt cheek! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3389996 Hope all is going well and you are staying motivated! I am at 143, last nov. I made it down to 134 and that was awsome!! I am giving myself till my 2 yr anniversary on sparks to lose it... to allow myself to keep on this site. If I don't then I am going to have to take a break and hopefully get myself mentally ready to get it done! Sometimes I feel like I have already quit! ugh! Need to get myself back to where I was before my surgery last year to get the motivation in me! <BR> <BR> Biggest... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:55:59 EST 2yrs and better get it done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3386171 Ok I am coming up on 2yrs on sparks... I am setting that as my final date! I am making a final huge push.... I am gonna be pushing hard to get to my goal of 130! Totally do-able! Other wise I can't really see any point to continue my activity on this site! I don't want to talk about it... whine about it! I want it done! I have learned alot about health and nutrition from sparks but to allow myself to continue on here I am telling myself get it done! Love my sparks buddies.... but I want my we... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:17:27 EST jitters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3383217 I am feeling a bit shakey after I lifted weights today. I havent' increased my weights in weeks so thats not it... Probably should go have a banana! <em>246</em> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:30:50 EST early walking = more energy all day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3381427 Up early again this morning and walked. I only go 1.5miles and it burns 100cals.... It is not a huge walk but I am on time limits so this works for now. <BR> <BR> I really have much better days when I walk in the morning! Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:40:00 EST ok same lbs need to go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3378943 Ok last week I saw the scale move the wrong way! this week we are looking for a shift! ok here we go! <BR> <BR> I told my hubby our evening snacks have got to end and my nightly vodka tonic is over!! I have been getting up and doing a very quick 1.5 mile in the am so I am going to try to go faster everyday and lift on schedule! Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:05:29 EST learning new triggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3346787 The other day I was on top of the world and I noticed I made great food decisions and didn't feel hunger all day... then the next day I was feeling a bit down and I was outside in the yard and thought I think I will make cookies tonight... Nothing seems a miss until I started think "I was thinking about cookies while I am feeling down"... when I was feel great I didn't even think about food, in fact I don't even feel hungry! I suspected I was a bit of an emotional eater, but didn't realize ho... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:58:21 EST split personality.... hmmmm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3343070 Day 2 of getting up in the a.m. and going for a trot (what I do is hardly running ;) But I kept telling myself I am to tired, my legs are sore from yesterday, blah, blah, blah.... then I stopped those negative thoughts... and said "I am an athlete, I AM an athlete"!! Next thing I know I was off and running again! whoo, it was so cool... my inner athlete just took off and it was taking me along for the run! I did pageants in HS and was really permitted to do any sports, other than two years tr... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 07:51:18 EST Getting rid of labels! And becoming who I want to be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3339851 Ok I started out exercising after my first child 10 yrs ago, Yoga because I like to sit while I exercised and didn't have to sweat! Two more children and graduated to a stationary bike that I could do while I drank coffee and watched t.v. in the morning... I also found I could read, crochet and talk on the phone while still "working out" and I lost 30lbs that way! so it works... but then I found I wanted to ride longer and harder... and got up to 1 hr a day, and 15 miles... <BR> <BR> Now I ... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:58:55 EST tanning oil! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3336110 sunshine, bikini, tan and my sparks book...that is my big plan for today! :) Tue, 15 Jun 2010 09:48:49 EST No fever, no big deal... right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3317722 it is two weeks today that I have been sick... I rarely get sick a little head cold from time to time. It may be allergies, but it just seems more than just allergies. my hubby says it is time to go to the doctor? I don't have a fever, I just feel tired and congested, I have been falling asleep earlier than normal... buuuutt? that really isn't a big deal. I just think what am I going to tell the doctor... I am tired, sore throat, small cough and congestion? He will say it is a virus that your... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 13:54:13 EST busy doing nothing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3293659 today day was one of those days I ended up being in the car for about 5 hours, but never more that 20mins from home!! jsut a go go go day! But the ring for my client show up today... and wow is it hot! 1.03ct wht gold princess cut diamond... she is super happy! Wed, 2 Jun 2010 16:49:41 EST teeny tiny bikini! friend or foe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3287755 the weather has been great! I actually bought a teeny tiny bikini! I am so proud of it I may post a pic! this is a bikini I wouldn't have worn 10 years ago! and now I am rocking that suit! we got a season pass to the local pool! watch out fun in the sun! and my tummy is rock hard, my arms are awesome and my quads are defined! I am almsot looking better than when I was in HS! Feel'n good and lookin it too! If you haven't started strength training seriously yet? Then you need to! It has made A... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:29:04 EST Thought I need to quit! could go another step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3268000 walked yesterday 3.56miles 70 min. pushing my two boys! <BR> today walked 2.87 50 min. and it was so hard pushing my stroller I wanted to stop... I didn't think I could make it! <BR> when I got home I realized we had gotten a flat tire!!! no wonder it was so hard!! :)lol funny story for the night! best wishes and just remember, it isn't hard sometimes we just get a flat tire! pump it up and keep going!! Tue, 25 May 2010 21:04:01 EST Just a note http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3254123 ok so I create custom jewelry and I am kinda the anti- mass produced look a like mall stuff... but I have to admit I may enjoying selling bulk orders of pre-made stuff for retailers! :) I usually create a custom piece and the process is about two weeks, but this order and deliver stuff is quick cash! :) Fri, 21 May 2010 13:30:08 EST whew it is going to be a long one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3249573 the boys have been up since 6:30 and are fighting continually!!!! it is going to such a long day. <BR> I wanted to go to the audobon this afternoon and walk with a friend this morning but.... I think we need to head in town :( but I may go buy some flowers so I can work in my garden this afternoon... hmmmmm lots of stuff I want to do. but for now it is time for laundry! :) Thu, 20 May 2010 09:43:18 EST Bathing suits test runs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3247810 Capris from last spring are to big, shorts are to big! all by about 2" in the waist, and butt and thighs... yeah! <BR> <BR> tried on a bathing suit today... and I felt hot!! It fit sooooo good, it was low cut, and low back, and really was great! Can't believe I didn't cringe at the thought of wearing a suit! Oh this is going to be a good summer.... <BR> I finally feel like when I look in the mirror I like what I see! :) Wed, 19 May 2010 19:13:31 EST Start a new month for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3241932 Over 3 mile walk yesterday with my 70lbs of boys in the stroller... I was able to jog with them in the stroller! Today is strength training, play date, and my daughters choir show tonight! the boys were up really early so they will have to nap today! I start some herb yesterday to see if it helps with my pms... not much options out there. So this is the only natural way to help it I am willing to try! lets see how this month goes! Tue, 18 May 2010 09:28:32 EST 3lbs gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3230846 I am down almost 3 lbs this week already! Fri, 14 May 2010 21:21:01 EST Working out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3224928 This week I have been increasing my weights and challenging myself! I am now up to <BR> 20lb hamstring curls <BR> 20 lb concentration curls <BR> 20 lb bench press <BR> 20 lb lat <BR> 50 lb quads <BR> and even though I used to crank out over 100 crunches easily before my surgery (October) I am now proud of my 60 crunches with out trouble! <BR> plus squats with a 25lb, and working the obliques... I wanna cut mid section by summer! Woring hard at it. Thu, 13 May 2010 08:46:18 EST Missing my sparks buddies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3213649 I got this new weight bench and I love it! I am feeling sooooo strong!! I miss my sparks buddies... drop me a comment so I can catch up with everyone!! let me know how you have been the past month! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My brother is healing very well! He got to come home about two weeks ago! whew! Mon, 10 May 2010 10:22:43 EST