LIZZYP609's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LIZZYP609 LIZZYP609'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/ New Challenge Team starting soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646164 As many of my Friends known I have been in a challenge team "BLC" for a long time now. I think this is a wonderful challenge team! It is great for those that are losing weight but need that extra push for accountability and motivation. I got to goal weight with this team and I will not say anything bad about it at all! <BR> <BR> Recently I have been contacted about joining another type of challenge team. After reading what is all about I have decided to give this challenge a try. I think tha... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:14:19 EST SMART Goals - WEC#1 BLC 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596152 My Smart Goals <BR> <BR> My Goal: <BR> My goal is to stay in Maintenance. Through out the challenge and for the rest of my life actually. <BR> <BR> Specific and Measurable: <BR> I will stay within 5lbs of my goal weight. <BR> <BR> Attainable and Realistic: <BR> I can do this by simply continuing to do what I am doing. Watching portion sizes, exercising and handling my emotions through meditation and/or journaling <BR> <BR> Timeline: <BR> this twelve week BLC24 challenge <BR> <BR> My SM... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:55:53 EST 2014 Goals - Not just SP related. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579098 Goals for 2014 <BR> <BR> Emotional - <BR> Marriage Goal - weekly meetings (work on and keep in mind all 6 forms of intimacy) <BR> Bi-Weekly Family Game Night <BR> Meditation - 5 minutes per day Reflect on the day <BR> Journal or Blog my feelings vs. holding in or eat them <BR> <BR> Intellectual /Career - <BR> Read Non Fiction Books Minimum of 12 this year (1 per month) <BR> Build Confetti Memories <BR> <BR> Financial - <BR> Finish Paying off CitiMortgage ($11K) <BR> Save for Vacation ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:07:58 EST Between BLC Round Weight Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495642 Beginning Weight (End of BLC22) 118.0 <BR> 9/04/13 - 116.4 <BR> 9/11/13 - 115.4 <BR> 9/18/13 - 115.6 <BR> 9/25/13 - 116.2 <BR> <BR> Total loss of 1.8lbs <BR> <BR> Total loss for BLC22 2.2 <BR> Total loss for BLC21 2.4 <BR> Total loss for BLC20 3.6 <BR> <BR> Maintenance Range is 113 - 118, after being under 118 for 4 weeks (not quite getting to my goal weight yet) I am now MoM (Master of Maintenance). <BR> <BR> God help me! <em>334</em> <BR> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:21:28 EST August 2013 - Milage Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472021 <em>332</em> Bike Miles: 145.93 <BR> <em>311</em> Walking Miles: 9.63 <BR> <BR> Total Miles for August 155.56 <BR> <BR> September Goal: 180.0 Sat, 31 Aug 2013 21:11:58 EST BLC22 Weight Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468575 Starting Weight 6.5.13 - 120.8 <BR> Week 1 6.12.13 - 120.0 <BR> Week 2 6.19.13 - 119.2 <BR> Week 3 6.26.13 - 120.2 <BR> Week 4 7.03.13 - 119.6 <BR> Week 5 7.10.13 - 119.6 <BR> Week 6 7.17.13 - 119.4 <BR> Week 7 7.24.13 - 118.6 <BR> Week 8 7.31.13 - 118.2 <BR> Week 9 8.06.13 - 118.6 <BR> Week 10 8.13.13-117.2 <BR> Week 11 8.20.13-118.2 <BR> Week 12 8.28.13-118.0 - Final Weigh In <BR> <BR> Total loss for BLC22 2.2 <BR> Total loss for BLC21 2.4 <BR> Total loss for BLC20 3.6 <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:15:10 EST The End of another BLC Round - A look back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466113 Cannot believe yet another round of BLC is about to end?! Where have the last 12 weeks gone!?! The kids are back in school, their summer is over. It was supposed to be a do nothing summer but it sure seems like it was busier than ever even though we didn't go anywhere. No vacations and not trips. <BR> <BR> As I look back on this round I see lots of things I think I could improve on but before I get to the negative, let's talk about what I did right: <BR> 1 Tracking - I did a really good job... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:02:12 EST Ab Workout worth Keeping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462783 Spartan Ab 300 <BR> <BR> by Jeff Godin, Ph.D. CSCS and director of www.SpartanCoaches.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 15 crunches <BR> <BR> 30 bicycles <BR> <BR> 30 back-scratchers <BR> <BR> 30 rotating crunches <BR> <BR> 15 leg-lowers <BR> <BR> 30 scissor-kick <BR> <BR> 30 side-crunches <BR> <BR> 30 bicycles <BR> <BR> 15 crunches <BR> <BR> 30 back scratchers <BR> <BR> 15 leg lowers <BR> <BR> 30 side-crunches <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Since I am not alowed to copy the entire article you... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:19:45 EST Will YOU take the pledge with me?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438349 My Pledge: <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR> ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:35:10 EST "I don't have time" and 5 other lame excuses not to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432395 great blog post from sixpackabs.com <BR> it goes right along with the blog I posted on Monday. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sixpackabs.com/i-dont-have-time-<BR>and-5-other-lame-excuses-not-to-exercise/ </link> <BR> <BR> "Everyone who isn’t active has an excuse why they don’t workout, but they’re all just lame reasons that say “I don’t want to.”" <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on this artilcle?? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:43:23 EST Reflection and Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429824 As I look back to on the last 7 months and more specifically this last 6 weeks, I have realized I am not putting my best effort forward. when I started this year I had many expectations on how this year would go and really I haven’t even done half of what I have set out to do. <BR> <BR> I will do my best to go back and get more in depth from the whole year. Today I am going to concentrate on this round of BLC. First of all, I LOVE this team! It is one of the best I have been a part of sinc... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:30:33 EST S.M.A.R.T Goals for BLC 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385177 Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound Goals for BLC 22 <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> 1. To lose 5 lbs that is just under a half pound a week each of the 12 weeks of the challenge. <BR> 2. To get and keep an exercise routine. I am planning on riding my bike or doing exercise videos 5-6 days a week. <BR> 3. Cut back on the caffeine. I am going to cut it down to one cup of coffee a day. I tend to increase in the summer. I love iced coffees! <BR> <BR> Nothing that is too hard. All atta... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:43:04 EST BLC21 Weight Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320491 Beginning 121.2 <BR> Week 1 (1/223) 121.8 <BR> Week 2 (1/30) 120.0 <BR> Week 3 (2/6) 120.0 <BR> Week 4 (2/13) 120.4 <BR> Week 5 (2/20) 120.4 <BR> Week 6 (2/27) 119.6 <BR> Week 7 (3/6) 119.2 <BR> Week 8 (3/13) 119.6 <BR> Week 9 (3/20) 119.2 <BR> Week 10 (3/27) 118.2 <BR> Week 11 (4/3) 119.4 <BR> Week 12 (4/10) 118.8 <BR> <BR> Total loss for BLC21 2.4 <BR> Total loss for BLC20 3.6 (Sept 12, 2012 - Dec 5, 2012) Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:28:32 EST BLC20 Weight Tracker (for my reference only) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185514 12/05 121.2 <BR> 11/28 120.2 <BR> 11/21 120.4 <BR> 11/14 121.6 <BR> 11/07 122.6 <BR> 10/31 123.4 <BR> 10/24 123.0 <BR> 10/17 123.4 <BR> 10/10 122.8 <BR> 10/03 124.4 <BR> 09/26 123.8 <BR> 09/19 124.0 <BR> 09/12 125 <BR> End of BLC 19 124.8 Wed, 2 Jan 2013 07:48:34 EST A look deeper: Goals for 2013 - Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182610 I am just over a month from my 40th birthday (Feb 8th remember the date, I expect BIG presents HA! Just kidding!! You couldn't even you wanted to because there is only a handful of you that know where I live!!) I am sure you all have heard things like this before, "oh once I turned 40 I was just physically falling apart" or "man, it is H*ll getting old" Well you and I both know that 40 is the new 20, or at least 30 right?! While I am having some emotional issues with the number I totally unde... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:51:45 EST A look deeper: Goals for 2013 - Physically http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181408 Seven pounds...Seven pounds from goal weight! I have always been a pretty slow loser. So losing a half pound on average a week is not abnormal for me. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose this weight by time a go to Las Vegas on March 7th 2013. <BR> Three of my very close friends and I have decided since we will have all turned 40 We need to go out and have a fun girls weekend. Some place none of us have ever been. It was decided on Vegas. Reluctantly on my side. I never really cared to go to Ve... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:23:07 EST Why I set my page as private + Goals for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179283 So if you are seeing this page you are 1 of 65 people that are able to see my page. I have drastically cleaned out my spark friends; unfriending a lot of people who either haven't been active on SP or who I do not have or never have had regular communications with. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of goals for 2013. A lot of things that I am wanting to work on to improve my life. I don't want all of my struggles to be broadcast all over the internet. That is the short answer to why I have set my pag... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:40:52 EST Nearing the end of another round of BLC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154041 Well I can't tell you how happy I am with the outcome of this round of BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) 20! I am just about 1.2 lbs from goal that I made for this round (we will find out on Wednesday if I hit it or not). That is a total of 6 pounds lost. This also means that if I hit it I will be 6 pounds from my ultimate goal weight! <BR> I have lost inches this year too. I never took the measurements in September but I did in June. <BR> Along with the 6 pounds I have lost a total of 6.5 inche... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 21:48:26 EST Fear of Failure or Fear of Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094629 Here it is. I lost 2 pounds this week. I haven't seen this number in some time. I feel like I am at this crossroad where I can gain the same 3 pounds back (again) or I can make the push and keep doing what I have been doing and see if it'll take me anywhere. Would you believe I am almost more afraid to push and fail than I am to let the 3 pounds back on the scale? <BR> <BR> It isn't like I haven't ever been at goal weight. I have! back in 2009. I was there in July and kept it within 5 pound... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:40:33 EST Let's get this plan together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063872 OK so I need a roughly 12 week plan to get me ready for the holiday's! <BR> <BR> Over all goals are to lose inches around my middle and strengthen and build my upper body (arms, back shoulders) I would also like to lose 6 pounds in the next 12 weeks though I am not so concerned about the weight loss if I am building muscle and losing inches. <BR> <BR> Now, how to accomplish this! <BR> <BR> 1. Food tracking - get ready to hear a whine.....I HATE FOOD TRACKING!!! I hate it I hate it I hate... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:32:57 EST Staying on Track from Now until BLC 20! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972897 Last weekend Challenge for BLC19 is to tell how I am staying on track through the rest of the summer. So here goes.... <BR> <BR> 1. Joined SAC3 from July 25- Aug 22nd me and 7 or more Panther buddies will be on a team together! <BR> <BR> 2. Continuing to do my BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) workout! I put on a dress for a wedding on Saturday and did a double take in the mirror to make sure the butt in the dress was mine! I'd say it is working! <BR> <BR> 3. Will be actively leading and participa... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:00:29 EST Weekend Challenge (week two) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865921 FULL CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION AND PRINTABLE TRACKER: <BR> WEEKEND CHALLENGE for May 4, 5, 6, and 7: PORTAL <BR> <BR> It’s Sci-Fi weekend, so gather your energy and your courage to go through a portal to new adventures! Stepping through the portal may take you into the unknown; into the past, or future; or into space to a new destination resort! Hopefully you will step through a portal to become a healthier, more fit YOU! <BR> <BR> P - POST - strengthen your ties with your team by daily post... Fri, 4 May 2012 08:39:53 EST SMART Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860159 SMART (Specific - Measurable - Action - Realistic - Time Limit) <BR> <BR> Specific - <BR> 1. Get back to eating right without sugar cravings <BR> 2. Get back to exercising and on a regular basis <BR> <BR> Measurable - <BR> Feel better Mentally <BR> Lose inches <BR> <BR> Action - <BR> 1. Six Days of Cardio 4 Days ST <BR> 2. No work Snack Cabinet...NONE! <BR> <BR> Realistic - <BR> Totally! I was there before I can do it again! <BR> <BR> Time Limit - 12 weeks July 18 <BR> <BR> After re... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:44:26 EST Week One Weekend Challenge BLC19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853352 BLC 19’s CHALLENGE WIDE WEEKEND CHALLENGE: <BR> Excuse: “I don’t know what to do” <BR> Friday 4/27 through Monday 4/30!! <BR> <BR> This weekend the ENTIRE BLC will be busting through the “I don’t know what to do” EXCUSE with a JUST DO IT attitude! We all know the first step is the hardest. But unless we take that first step we won’t go anywhere. The simplest way to bust through this excuse is to JUST DO IT, just do SOMETHING, ANYTHING, just take that first step towards a healthier YOU and... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:47:23 EST First TNT BLC 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853342 TNT = Tone 'n Tighten <BR> <BR> The Challenge: <BR> If you are not adding strength training to your fitness rotation, you need to be!! There are so many benefits to strength training included an increasing your metabolic rate (this increases the number of calories you burn on a daily basis), increasing and restoring bone density, increasing lean muscle mass (don't worry, you won't get bulky, you just don't have enough testosterone in your system for this), injury prevention, improving balanc... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:43:28 EST BLC 19 - Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838294 Goals - Plan for the next 12 weeks - how will YOU be successful? Write a BLOG or in your tracker some REASONABLE, ATTAINABLE goals! <BR> <BR> 1. 6-8 glasses of water 5 days a week <BR> 2. Track all Food 7 days a week <BR> 3. Cardio 6 days a week <BR> 4. ST 2 days a week <BR> 5. Weigh-in 1 time a week on Wednesdays <BR> 6. Check in with teams at least 3 times a week <BR> <BR> I can do this! <BR> <em>231</em> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:41:26 EST Pre-BLC 19 Weekend Challenge 4/13-4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830927 G O A L <BR> <BR> G - Goals - Plan for the next 12 weeks - how will YOU be successful? Write a BLOG or in your tracker some REASONABLE, ATTAINABLE goals! Of course, Spark has some ideas www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness <BR> _articles.asp?id=1595 Write your goals down and earn 20 points (one time only) <BR> <BR> O - ON TRACK! Your goal this weekend is to TRACK your food. Either on Spark, another online tracking program or in a personal journal (10 points per day you write down EVERYTHI... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:37:35 EST Pre-BLC 19 Weekend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823462 SET - our WEEKEND Challenge: <BR> <BR> S - SWEAT - Get at least 20 minutes of intentional exercise* 20 pts per day <BR> E - ENGAGE - Post at least once a day in either the Challenge Hall or Clubhouse 20 pts per day <BR> T - TRACK your food each day (on Spark, journal or other nutrition website) 20 pts per day <BR> <BR> * Intentional exercise is deliberate exercise that either gets your heart rate up for an extended period (for example, cardio for 10+ minutes) or works your muscles to ex... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:52:41 EST Dragon Weekend Challenge Jan 13-Jan16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4677846 Putting this in blog because I need it front and center as a constant reminder and for accountability! <BR> <BR> WEEKEND CHALLENGE WEEK 1: The Select FEW <BR> <BR> Food - Earn 1 point for tracking and an additional 1 point for staying in range <BR> Exercise - Earn 1 point for every 30 minutes, up to 90 minutes per day <BR> Water - Earn 1 point each day for 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 1 point daily bonus for doing all of the following: <BR> * staying in range <BR> * Minimum 30 minut... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:06:42 EST The importance of not being too grown up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4657803 If you spark people healthy reflections email everyday, you got this one yesterday (Jan 3). The quote is this: <BR> Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink. That is the finest of suppers, I think; when I'm grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these. <BR> <BR> - Christopher Morley <BR> <BR> The message of the email was simple. Find ways to indulge yourself in a healthy way. very good and very cool. <BR> <BR> What I thought when I first read that quote...well TH... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 19:21:29 EST Hey You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4653470 Just got this from a dear friend and thought I would share. hope it moves you as much as it moved me! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l578782363.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is really hard to read...this is what it says: <BR> <BR> Hey you. <BR> Yes, you. Stop being unhappy with yourself. You are perfect. <BR> Stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing people <BR> Like you as much as they like someone else. Stop trying to get <BR> Attention from those who hurt... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:53:19 EST 2012 Goals - January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652631 I have been thinking of my goals for the new year for a little over a week now and decided that I am just not prepared to make the whole year so I decided to with one month at a time. <BR> <BR> My Goals for January 2012: <BR> 1. 3-4 days a week on the treadmill/bike <BR> 2. Start a new winter menu <BR> 3. Coffeehouses - spending way to much time and money, cut back to 3 times a week <BR> 4. Water - it is hard for me in the winter to not drink hot drinks and NO I refuse to drink hot water e... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 22:01:02 EST “The test of a people is what they can do when they’re tired.” Winston Churchill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4622332 “The test of a people is what they can do when they’re tired.” <BR> &#8213; Winston Churchill <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l945246107.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In my quest of acceptance I have been reading lots of quotes and spark blogs, inspirational websites. <BR> <BR> I get an email everyday from Real Simple. The above quote and picture was in the email from last Friday. Almost all of the quotes that I get 5 times a week from this email are very good. A Lot of them I ha... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:36:49 EST Let’s talk Resentment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574705 I am going to be thinking and probably blogging my thoughts and feelings a lot more than I ever have. <BR> I know that my slump has to do with something that is going on in my head. I am fully capable of eating right and exercising. My goal this week is to come as close as I can to get myself in the right mental place. <BR> In my last blog I mentioned that I was resentful of the new lifestyle changes I had made. At the time, I didn’t realize I was resentful. I think at the time I was in full ... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 13:31:41 EST I Don't Wanna http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566414 I have a secret. Well, kind of a secret. There are plenty of people I have told and if you know me in "real" life, I am sure you know too. I think the major secret is that I haven't been fully honest with myself. <BR> <BR> Most all of my blogs I tell you want I am going through but I always try to be positive. I think I do that to try to add an "excuse" for my behavior and attitude. As in "I haven't been eating well or exercising" but I still feel really good, I have more energy than I did ... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 10:12:44 EST DRAGON Weekend Challenge & Sept recap & Oct Goals and happenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514359 Here's how we earn points each day to spell DRAGON: <BR> <BR> Drink: 8 glasses of water for 1 pt per day = 0 I am on glass six and if I have anymore I'll be up all night...enough said on that! <BR> Rest: 7 hours of sleep/rest* for 1 pt per day = yep I slept Forever! 1 POINT <BR> Abs: 100 crunches for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 300) = 1 POINT <BR> Go: 30 minutes of exercise* for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 90 minutes) = 0 :-( <BR> Own it: write one blog* for 1 pt (max. 4 pts for t... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 22:37:19 EST Dragon Weekend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4436201 Week 2 Weekend Challenge <BR> <BR> "It's a mixed bag" with a summer time theme <BR> <BR> 1. Water fight - "Drink 8 glasses of water a day" 1 point per day <BR> 2. Gardening - "Eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables a day" 1 point per day <BR> 3. Support - " Support your fellow dragons" 1 point per event up to 3 points per day comments on their blogs,spark pages, give a goodie <BR> 4. Cardio - 1 point for each 30 minutes - up to 4 points max per day <BR> <BR> Bonus of 5 points for doing all 4 everyda... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:28:21 EST Awesome Photo Blog Day 30 (FINALLY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356447 Well my dear Spark friends...this 30 day photo blog has taken me oh, I dunno 4 months to complete but here is the last day!!! <BR> <BR> It has been lots of fun and I suggest anyone to do it...It obviously doesn't have to be a huge commitment, take as long as you need to! <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 01- A recent picture of yourself <BR> Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest <BR> Day 03 - A picture of your inspiration for weight loss <BR> Day 04 - A pictur... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:07:04 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4314376 Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile <BR> <BR> I couldn't pick just one! Nope nor would even try! When I asked my hubby what picture that we have taken that would make me smile he said "lots, you are quick to smile" AWE! Isn't that awesome?! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l946432060.jpg"> <BR> This was taken in 2009, Bryce Canyon UT we went for a hike and this was our rest stop! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l79678... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 22:36:09 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4313242 Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l528450298.jpg"> <BR> <BR> uggg! I was looking for images on spiders and just seeing them on my computer screen my heart started racing! <BR> <BR> No reason to be scared of them, I totally get that...It doesn't stop me! <em>20</em> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:00:17 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4313204 Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506626298.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this is one of my favorite pictures of me and my son, Ethan. He was 10 when it was taken last year. <BR> <BR> He is my joy. I love him lots! He is also my hardest child. I think he and I are a lot alike, both of us are stubborn and strong willed. We both want the last word! OH my...he isn't even a teenager yet! <BR> <BR> I wouldn't trade him for anything! Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:50:39 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311737 Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you <BR> This one was a little bit more difficult for me. I don't put a lot of thought into "stuff", then I thought of this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l959600394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the afghan my mom made for me when I was a kid. I am 38 years old and she made it when I was in Kindergarten. I'll let you do the math. It has NO holes in it, all the stitches are still tight and in place. I use it all w... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:19:33 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311708 Day 25 - A picture of your favorite super hero and why <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303586255.jpg"> (art by Terry Dodson) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356267934.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What's not to love??? She has a Lasso of Truth AND a Terra! Plus she is super sexy and smart! <BR> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:09:01 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311664 Day 24 - A picture of what I would find in your bag <BR> I have two bags.... <BR> One is my purse and one is what is lovingly called my office in a bag <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l459454353.jpg"> <BR> This the current bag I am carring...in the bad you will notice a few things that may not be the typical thing that a women carries... <BR> 1. Crayons...I have kids! <BR> 2. Pocket Knife...yes I use it surprisingly often <BR> 3. measuring tape...same as #2 <B... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:49:42 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4226599 Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book; why is it your favorite? <BR> <BR> This one is hard! I love to read. I love Classics...I read all types of books and I go back and read quite a few of them. I picked out two books. One is a classic and one is a more recent one, but still a couple years old. <BR> <BR> first one: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l470386678.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I mean the book...not the movie, though i saw the movie first and i do love it... Wed, 11 May 2011 21:14:42 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4223955 Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896723162.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506695559.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 10 May 2011 20:40:05 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4221814 Day 21 – A picture of an exercise you can’t do, but would like to try (and then try it if you want to) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l816732366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not only do I want to do yoga, but i want to study it. All the principles behind it. I have tried doing some DVD Yoga but I want to explore the meaning behind it. I want the strength and flexibility and the peace of mind that is YOGA... <BR> Mon, 9 May 2011 22:37:04 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4152811 Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l945087559.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l949234074.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l832453149.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671560261.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l826284367.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l123852877.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:56:36 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4150510 Day 19 - A picture of your nicknames you have; why do you have them. <BR> <BR> I have lots of nicknames...with a given name like Elizabeth, it isn't hard to figure out a way to shorten it in some way or another. <BR> <BR> Lizzie Borden...you know the axe murder. Eliza, Beth, etch. I could go on and on. <BR> I am going to tell you all about two nicknames I have. One is Lizard. I got this from this little guy... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154894615.jpg"> <BR> <... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 22:11:19 EST Awesome Photo Blog: Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140569 Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity, and the reasons why it is the biggest <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l876553608.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l70130739.jpg"> <BR> I really want to wear a bikini. There I said it. I don't think I have ever admitted that to anyone before. <BR> All of my weight sits in my belly. Well at least it does right now. I will not wear a bikini until there is no more "dun lap"!!! <BR> My biggest ins... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 08:16:38 EST