LLP215's SparkPeople Blog LLP215's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Get to Steppin' I've been pretty lucky these past few months in that although I haven't been walking like I was in summer of 2014 I've still been able to whittle down a few pounds just staying active and busy with other activities. Well summer is here and I'm ready to lace them up and start hitting the pavement again. Hoping to lose about 15 pounds in the next 10 weeks and weigh-in at 260 lbs (my first personal target goal set last year). It should be attainable but we all know that nothing in life worth hav... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 16:06:44 EST Can You Stay for Dinner? Okay, so I don't blog much and I'm probably way behind the times with this but earlier today I came across for my first time anyway an author and blogger named Andie Mitchell who writes a blog called "Can You Stay For Dinner?". It's a great site with heartfelt entries on her weight loss journey. She also has a best selling book called "It was Me All Along" which was just published in January I believe. I haven't read it but would definitely like to purchase it. Thought I might share the link ... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:46:03 EST The Big O! Uhhmm, for anyone expecting another topic of discussion here I hate to disappoint but NO this is not THAT topic, although......(ahhh, never mind it would probably get me in trouble I'm sure!) So back to my subject. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I absolutely love football. I like soccer as well particularly Women's soccer but in this case I'm talking about the American version of football. You know...the ole pigskin, when toe-meets-leather type of stuff. Be it Pro, Colleg... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:07:08 EST Ready to Fight Spark is so motivating! I just spent the past several hours reading various member pages and dayuum there are some straight weight assassins on here! So many people that WILL NOT settle for one more year, one more month or one more day of being unfit and unhealthy. People who have pulled no punches in fighting their way to better health. Literally been pounding away I should say!!! CONGRATS to all you Sparkers on doing your thang! I've been on the sideline way, way too long. I have no illusio... Wed, 29 May 2013 23:28:14 EST So Hard to Say Goodbye Starting this journey back again with an extremely heavy heart as I just lost my one and only brother back on March 8th (shortly after my last blog) and I miss him so very much. He was far from perfect (just like anyone else) but he was such a loving guy and good person. He was only 52 and would have been 53 on May 1st. I love you Bro and miss you deeply. Your memory and presence will remain with me always! <BR> Fri, 3 May 2013 18:22:09 EST One year Already?!?! Wow! I've been a member of Spark for one year already and the time has certainly gone by fast. Back when I started on 12 Feb 2012 my weight was 292 lbs I believe and as of today (23 Feb 2013) I weigh (drum roll please)......295 lbs! NOT GOOD!!! <BR> <BR> Like so many others this is such a lonely journey but I realize it's one that I need to and must take. I've never giving up on myself in anything and I'm certainly not going to this time either. I'm disappointed that the weight increased a l... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:53:33 EST Time to Get Serious I've been a Spark Member for two months now and mainly just looked around with a few comments here and there. Though I don't have any friends as yet, there are some pretty inspiring people on this site. Their weight loss has been amazing and the change in their appearance is literally like becoming a whole new person. Time for me to really commit myself to this. I know that exercise and being active ar not my problem.... it's the food that I do or do not eat that is. I can do this. I just nee... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 08:03:25 EST