LONIMARIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LONIMARIE LONIMARIE'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/ Song of the Day - August 1st and 2nd 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996633 Since no one danced yesterday, I am giving it a 2nd chance, by making it the song of the day, two days in a row. <BR> <BR> <BR> Haven't seen any guys dancing (besides Kernen), so today is our day ladies. Today we are rocking out to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, by Cyndie Lauper <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 15:27:02 EST Song of the Day - July 31st 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994253 It's the end of the month, are you ready for August? I know our teams in London are, and to show you how much fun they are having, they created a video to Call Me Maybe. So that's today's song, with the video courtesy of the USA Swim Team...I hope everyone has a chance to watch it while they are dancing, it's really cute. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qU3kwef-yo&<BR>feature=g-logo-xit </link> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:16:43 EST Song of the Day - July 30th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4993375 I just couldn't resist going with the cartoon version of this song. King Julian just knows how to rock it...so today's song of the day is I Like To Move It, featuring the cast of the Madagascar movie. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzSdPxlGGZc </link> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:20:29 EST Song of the Day - July 29th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991303 Retro week was a blast, and since I love the music so much, I'm sure I will be doing it again. But now we head back to the pop music of today, and follow the words of Lady Gaga, and Just Dance. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFl5lb2WQ4s </link> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:15:56 EST Song of the Day - July 28th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990481 Wrapping up retro week, we are bringing it back to Chubby Checker where he wants us to Twist Again! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7_pX_raPHs </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:37:30 EST Song of the Day - July 27th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989503 It's FRIDAY!!! So today, and today only I'm throwing in a 2-for-1 song... <BR> <BR> We are all on here for the same reason, to be healthy and look good... :) Since it's a scorcher out there today, let's all get in our bathing suits and soak up some sun. And imagine how great you will all look in that Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICkWjdQuK7Q </link> <BR> <BR> What's the best way to get into shape to look good after that song...... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:32:56 EST Song of the Day - July 26th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987464 Do you??? No one asked a better question for today's song of the day than Bobby Freeman, when he asked Do You Want To Dance! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T6XIBIjKck </link> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:31:48 EST Song of the Day - July 25th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986640 Don't stop dancing now...we are half way through our retro week! Today's song is brought to us by none other than the Big Bopper!!! Chantilly Lace is one of my favorite songs, and I hope you enjoy it as well. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtlNlTHe-_0 </link> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:33:18 EST Song of the Day - July 24th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984420 If you have been keeping up with the song of the day...woohoo!!! Keep it up, and if you are just joining in the fun, here is another retro song you are sure to move your feet to. Today's song is Runaround Sue by Dion. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jefJpr-3no&<BR>feature=related </link> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:02:59 EST Song of the Day - July 23rd 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982758 It's the start of the work week, and what better way to continue retro week than with some Chubby Checker and The Twist! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=im9XuJJXylw </link> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:06:12 EST Run Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982011 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l986590924.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These past few weeks, have been really bad for me on the weight loss aspect of things. I didn't just fall off the wagon,it came back and ran me over...again and again and again. I've pretty much been phoning in my efforts...making sure I'm at my weekly live meetings, posting a new song of the day, and writing down how many miles I need to get in. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l71340... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:40:43 EST Song of the Day - July 22nd 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981917 It's retro week here on the song of the day challenge. Our first number is one that you will be seeing quite a few times, because Kernen and I desperately need to work out a dance routine for our first dance at our wedding. So let's kick it off with Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers - Swing The Mood! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoi5sVsJqCY </link> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:04:14 EST Song of the Day - July 21st 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980563 Let's round out this week with some country music, you can't get any more country than with a band called Rednex...the song of the day is Cotton Eye Joe. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gFyKFEsCeo </link> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 13:53:49 EST Song of the Day - July 20th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979346 Today's song of the day is Low by Flo Rida <BR> <BR> Need a chuckle: <BR> <BR> When the group Flo Rida came onto the scene many years ago, I sort of listened to their music, I mean I didn't go searching for it, or seek it out in any way, but if it came on the radio or was in a movie, I listened. Anyway...it wasn't until recently (not today recently but definitely a few months ago) that I was watching something (can't remember what) and saw the group Flo Rida...and I looked at it, and look... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:01:05 EST Song of the Day - July 19th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977543 Today's song of the day is courtesy of Mr. Bill Haley and the Comets...so let's go back in time and Rock Around The Clock! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fsqYctXgM </link> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:16:25 EST A MUST READ!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969507 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l689988645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Anyone who really knows me, knows that I can motivate just about anyone...but myself...however, I think I came up with a great idea to accomplish both. In my last blog, I created a challenge to myself to post a new song as my status everyday, and to do something to said song, each day. So far, so good...but now that my motivation is slightly growing, I feel as though I need to do more. This is where you, the reader... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 01:38:28 EST 365 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959761 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l149296965.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (As of yesterday-7/6/13). In 1 year, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, no matter how you put it, I will be strutting my stuff down the aisle to get married. Unfortunately I haven't made a dent in my weight loss, so that I can look awesome in my dress. Time for an overhaul, I need to buckle down and get super serious now, find my motivation and tell temptations to take a hike. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:37:01 EST Special Edition...Week In Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945510 I typically only write one blog a week, but after the weekend I had, a special edition was due. A week ago today, we were lounging around, doing nothing, but that did not last long. Soon Thursday came, and Kernen's aunt from Massachusetts, flew in to help celebrate his nephew's 21st birthday. The night was pretty quiet, we packed our bags for the weekend, and I kept to my calories. Then, Thursday turned into Friday, and we were on our way to the casino. I made sure to pack a cooler of snacks ... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:23:12 EST Mirror, Mirror On The Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944875 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l983247044.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, wishing for it in the mirror hasn't worked out that well for me, and doing nothing at all was a massive flop. So, instead I've recently been attending weekly meetings through Spark Live, and while I was being honest...I made the mistake of putting myself down. This didn't fly with the leader of the group and a challenge was issued. Every time I look at myself in the mirror, I have to compliment myself...not an ... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:48:47 EST No Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930579 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l803199491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have started and restarted and restarted again on Spark a number of times, and the last time I did this, I updated my goal weight time frame. As you can see by the picture, I'm not where I should be by this time. In fact, I am back to where I started two years ago. When I weighed in last week, I was at a resounding 208.4lbs...I started to track my food, but it was quite lackadaisical, and it wasn't until th... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 20:59:22 EST Only Penguins Should Waddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925077 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l78294369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Weebles wobble, penguins waddle, but people, should walk. Have you ever seen a fat person walk, sometimes it looks more like tottering from one place to the next, and not only is it not a pretty sight...but it's pretty unhealthy too. I have had a lot of ups and downs with my weight loss, not to mention a lot of stops and starts. I feel as though I have tried it all to get the weight to come off, from die... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:39:26 EST Losing For A Cure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524317 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l733304230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As everyone knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In 2001 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and at the time was given only 3 years to live...well, 10 years later I am still alive and kicking. Since breast cancer runs very high in my family, I have made it a point for years to always buy something pink in October with a portion of those proceeds going to breast cancer research...and this year is no diffe... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:18:02 EST ENOUGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4517024 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l249913291.jpg"> <BR> ENOUGH with the excuses <BR> ENOUGH with the junk food <BR> ENOUGH with the laziness <BR> ENOUGH with the lack of motivation <BR> ENOUGH with the over eating <BR> ENOUGH with the envy of skinny people <BR> ENOUGH with the anger of feeling fat <BR> ENOUGH with the frustration of not seeing the pounds come off fast enough <BR> ENOUGH with blaming other people for not pushing me hard enough <BR> ENOUGH with giving up when i... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:20:33 EST Victories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4466533 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l999342264.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know this blog is a day late, but after the day I had yesterday I was too exhausted to write anything. As many of you know, yesterday marked the first Buckeye football game of the season <em>281</em> ...and of course we were there. Luckily the game was at noon, so I didn't have a whole lot of time to hang around the tailgate and be tempted by alcohol (my confession, I did have a few...and knew when to stop) and... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 22:13:54 EST Preparing for Tailgating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4451834 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l722874670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A week ago today I was at my future sister in law's wedding...a week from today I will be at the tailgate of the first Ohio State Buckeye's football game. These two events have more in common than just the day of the week they fall on, they are also high alcohol content activities. I know for some, that drinking at tailgates is a staple of the college football experience, and I tend to agree to point. However, if I... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 20:54:48 EST A Wedding at 47 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4437731 Today marks the 47th week until our wedding...and as luck would have it, I am attending a wedding today-that of my future sister in law. Unfortunately when I stepped on the scale for my weigh in, I gained a pound, but all is not lost...I attended a rehearsal dinner tonight and to my surprise I managed to squeeze (somewhat comfortably) into a dress that sat on a hanger against my front door for months. I used this dress as my motivation and inspiration and while I was wearing it tonight, nothi... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 01:01:57 EST 48 Weeks To Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4425211 This week I was sitting at 203lbs...only 4lbs to go to be out of the 200s. I busted my ass all week making sure to get my cardio in, walking over 20miles total and burning over 1000 calories each time. I've been watching what I put into my body as well, but I still have this sneaking suspicion that it won't reflect on the scale. I have a feeling that I will see the number go up, and that worries me, because then I get in the frame of mind of "what's the point? nothing I am doing is mattering,... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 21:26:00 EST 49 Weeks And Counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4411321 Starting today, I have 49 weeks until my wedding day. Each week I will update my progress and what I've done for the week to help me reach my goal. I hope to be at my goal weight of 110 pounds by July 7th, 2012 and I need all the help I can get. My fiance is into weight watchers and is helping me figure out the points and what I can eat. This past week I've done a couple workout videos and while I was out for a short walk before I got home, I decided to just keep going, and ended up walking o... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:06:17 EST A Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2105129 It's been 3 weeks since my daughter was born, and while I haven't been cleared to do any strenuous exercises, I have been doing a little bit of walking now and then. I had to see my family doctor today to discuss some health issues and while I was there, I was forced to face the dreaded scale. I stepped on, reminding the nurse to deduct for my shoes (I don't think she did)...and the number that came up shocked me. I knew I hadn't gained much during the pregnancy, in fact I had lost more overa... Fri, 29 May 2009 16:26:15 EST 26 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1764134 Your baby’s growth: Eyelashes! <BR> Between now and week 29 your baby will have a growth spurt and gain another pound. As your baby grows, space gets tighter inside the womb. Your baby now measures about 12.8 inches tall and probably weighs almost 2 pounds. <BR> <BR> Most of this weight is bone and tissue because she still doesn't have much body fat. In fact the main development of body fat doesn't really occur until late in the third trimester. <BR> <BR> Developments that occur this week... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 20:56:10 EST Week 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1757415 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/5/b253745750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was the week of the ultrasound. Everything went well, nothing too incredibly facinating to report. Including the fact that we still don't know the sex of the baby. <BR> <BR> Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. Measuring 13 1/2 inches long, he weighs approximately 1 1.2 lbs! In the coming weeks your baby will continue to grow and mature a fast rate, gaining some baby fat, and filling out his lo... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:58:51 EST Week 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1737668 Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. She is now about the size of an ear of corn; measuring 12 inches long and weighing a little over 1 pound. In the coming weeks, your baby will continue to grow and mature a fast rate, gaining about 6 ounces of weight a week. <BR> <BR> Her brain is growing rapidly and her taste buds are developing. She is pretty lean at 24 weeks, but she'll soon be putting on some "baby fat" to fill out her frame and her wrinkled skin. She has begun to dev... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 15:32:17 EST Week 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1668589 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/6/b166713977.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nothing too eventful happened this week, so this blog will just be an update on the pregnancy. <BR> <BR> Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. He is now about the size of a mango, measuring 11 inches long and weighing about 1 pound. In the coming weeks your baby will continue to grow and mature a fast rate, gaining about 6 ounces of weight a week.The body of your baby is getting plumper but his skin... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:54:04 EST Week 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1648521 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/4/b241680400.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I know that picture depicts that brother and sister get along so well, but looks can be deceiving. Maybe about 65% of the time they get along, and Campbell willingly shares a toy or gives something to Taylin, but the rest of the time...it's survival of the fittest and somedays, I don't think I will make it out alive. Our recent quarrel is over a ball popper that mom in law so graciously gave to Taylin for Christm... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 15:17:14 EST Happy New Year-21 Weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1636252 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/9/b996273221.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When the clock strikes midnight a new year will be upon us and we will say goodbye to this year forever. For some that is a blessing, as they may have had a rough year, while for others it will be a sad occasion, since 2008 was so wonderful for them. For me, I am at an impass...2008 wasn't the greatest year ever for me, but it did give me the 1st birthday of my daughter, as well as the news of being pregnant again. I... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:54:11 EST Week 20 and Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1632338 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/7/b579250557.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Christmas has come and gone, and my living room still looks like a disaster zone. Until we take down our tree (which we never do until atleast the 1st), we have no place to put the toys, which family was so gracious to give to the kids...noisy and all. Overall, Christmas came and went without much incident, however, there is always that one family member who has to grinch it up, and this year, that honor was bestowed ... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 09:53:15 EST New Year-New You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1625939 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/0/b601116400.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The New Year-New You team begins January 1st, 2009 and runs for 365days. It has daily challenges and healthy food options. It is not as intense as the new bootcamp that is being started, and I can only offer goodies to everyone instead of actual prizes, but I hope to see everyone join regardless. The team is now open to the public and I would love to see many more join, for the challenges , the fun, and the supp... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 13:19:49 EST Week 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1615713 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/4/b742611137.jpg"> <BR> <BR> With Christmas drawing closer and closer, I haven't had much time to myself. I've started my holiday baking and ended up getting two presents early. Matt knew how badly I needed new cookie sheets, so we went out and bought me a three pack of them last night, in addition to getting me a new mixing bowl. I can't wait to use them. We can't afford to give the kids a great Christmas this year, so we decided to give them a ... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:02:29 EST Week 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1603236 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/1/b210384627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To start the week off, we decided to take the kids' holiday photo...not an easy task. It took us about 30minutes to take a 30second picture, and the end result is what you see above. After that entire ordeal, I still wouldn't change a thing. <BR> <BR> Well, my 18 week check up with my doctor was yesterday, and while I know I'm supposed to gain weight, I was still talking to the scale to push that number down. In the ... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 14:06:01 EST Thanksgiving at 17 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1586525 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/6/b665676330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After being gone for a few weeks, I have returned to Spark, with more updates for everyone. Black Friday, a day that some see as a chance to get up at the butt crack of dawn to go shopping, while others use the opportunity to start decorating for Christmas. I see no desire in getting up before the sunrises, and standing outside a store in the freezing cold just to save a few buck (yea, I know its a little bit more tha... Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:31:30 EST Trick Or Treating Out Of The First Trimester http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1546467 Trick or Treat! Halloween has come and gone, but I can't seem to get the kids to stop trying to put their costumes on. Campbell went as a very cool Tigger this year (even if his costume was a little big on him), and Taylin went in his bear costume from last year. You could say they were almost Tigger and Pooh, and we didn't even plan it. <BR> <BR> Anyways, after gallivanting around town all day with them in their costumes, its finally time to go hit up the neighbors for free candy. We broug... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 12:09:27 EST Week 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1527796 Not too much has happened this past week, other than being so sick I was stuck in bed...I'm thinking with a stomach bug. And taking the kids to a Halloween Costume Party, that was so much fun for them, we couldn't tear them away to leave. <BR> <BR> I am now in week 12 of my pregnancy, and for those who have never been pregnant or may have forgotten, here is what is going on... <BR> <BR> "This week your baby is now almost the size of a lime, weighing almost an ounce and measuring almost 2.5... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 08:50:21 EST A Day In The Life Of The Pregnant Chick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1519083 As I'm sure you have noticed, the title of my blogs has changed slightly, and as promised I have included the picture of my first ultrasound. So onto the blog. I went to my doctor's appointment on the 14th and was told that I was down another pound...go on and cheer, it's a good thing. I was also informed that my blood pressure was looking good again (it was high, for me, for some reason at my last appointment), and everything else is moving along nicely...even though I did get sick. I went a... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 14:02:03 EST Photo Coming Soon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1500358 I know it's been awhile since my last blog entry, but I'm back now, and better than ever. Since my last blog, I've become pregnant, and celebrated a huge milestone in my daughter's life. Shock and awe right? Well I'm now about 9-10weeks along, and have given up smoking for the baby...I can hear the cheers now from everyone. I've also had my first ultrasound, and was able to hear the heartbeat...my other kids were with me, and it startled them silent...I loved it. I'm sure many of you have fig... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 19:32:59 EST I Double Dare You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1444241 Back in May, I posted a blog entitled "I Dare You". Some time has passed, and it needed to be upgraded, so now I'm double daring you, but this time it's a little different, so are you up for the new challenge? <BR> <BR> I double dare you to set big goals <BR> I double dare you to dream big <BR> I double dare you strive for what you want out of life <BR> I double dare you to be happy (no matter what your size) <BR> I double dare you to make a new friend today <BR> I double dare you to wear a ... Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:57:26 EST A Pregnant Fat Chick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1431802 I haven't had much time to blog lately, but I'm hoping that now that things are calming down more, I will have more time. This will be one of my shortest blogs yet. Since the beginning of July I have been getting negative test results on test after test after test (home pregnancy test). I must have taken atleast 10 home tests, and they all come back negative. After being more than 2 weeks late, I called the doctor and she had me go in for a blood test. After hiking all the way to the hospital... Sat, 30 Aug 2008 20:55:29 EST A Night In The Life Of The Fat Chick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1397090 Everyone has a purpose in life, and I believe mine is to allow others to feel better about theirs. Just when you think, everything is flowing smoothly, reality sets in. <BR> <BR> For the first time since Taya was born, we finally had a kid-free night where one of us didn’t have to get up at the butt-crack of dawn the next day. We were gonna go out and paint the town, take full advantage of our ‘no kid’ situation. Our first order of business is to get clean, so we take our showers, and then d... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:00:55 EST The Birthday Fiasco http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1382706 And now the continued saga of the fat chick. Being without a car makes it hard to shop for birthday stuff at the last minute. So the night before the party, I called mom in law to set up shopping in the morning. She agreed and then told me that step-father in law was missing his grandson’s birthday party again, for the second year in a row now. Whatever, I didn’t have time to deal with it, I still had to clean the house to get it ready, and work on the cake. But by the time I finished cleanin... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 16:23:59 EST Return Of The Fat Chick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1364873 Ok, so no one lost their hand, made out with their sister, found out who their father was, or hung out with those adorable Ewoks (I still want one), but it was still just as intense. I don’t even know where to begin, but I guess I could start with “moving day”, yea, it’s in quotes for a reason. Saturday morning started off so beautifully, the sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, almost a perfect day for moving, too bad no one else saw it that way. Getting people to the house to move thing... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:23:58 EST A Temporary Leave For The Fat Chick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1299903 The fat chick is taking a leave of absence, but not before one last tale. I swear I must have lost so much weight yesterday, just jumping through hoops (no not literally). It all started when mom in law finally came through with some money to help us out, but once that happened it was like I was in a game show. "Finish the errands in less than 2 hours and win this place to live!" I can almost hear Chuck Woolery announcing it, yea I'm that old that I know about him. Anyways, she lets me borrow... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 18:00:02 EST