LOWLEITHA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOWLEITHA LOWLEITHA'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/ So Grateful for my new lease on life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459415 Today was great, I felt good. I've now lost 55 lbs. and I feel as if I have a new lease on life. I feel younger. This is the least I've weighed in over a decade. In 20 lbs it will be more than 25 years. I've been heavy so long, I'm not sure I remember what it feels like to be normal sized. But I do remember what it felt like to be 55 lbs heavier. I was miserable! Pain everywhere, I was physically disabled and living in denial. I couldn't bend over and pick something off the floor in... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:52:41 EST Plateauing with a Positive Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440141 One of my most endearing qualities is that I tend to look at the world with Rose colored glasses. Every once in a while I do get put back into my place and have a reality check but for the most part, I tend to be easy to forget the past and try to move forward. I don't have a lot of patience however. I'm ADD and want to be on the the next thing now! So, this Plateau at 50 lbs lost has been somewhat of a challenge. <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> I know not to expect the weight loss from the ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:56:36 EST Long time no see http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423347 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l975955510.jpg">Well, talk about a long vacation! I haven't been involved on SparkPeople in quite some time. There was that mean ol' gallbladder surgery then a wonderful leg injury that took a year to heal... but I'm like a pit bull, I don't give up easily. I'm competitive with others and sometimes with myself. So I kept plugging away. My gallbladder surgery changed what I could eat. Of course they told me that I could basically go bac... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:04:18 EST at least I'm back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2579204 Today is the first day of my vacation for my new job. I've worked my butt off in this new position and loved every minute of it. I however, didn't take any time for myself and working out. The first day I was laid off, I thought my life was going to change dramatically. It did but not in the way that I thought that it would. I was unemployed a half a day. By 1pm I was accepting another job. Nice, right? I felt blessed and more than a little relieved. I was the sole income for our fam... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 16:57:14 EST Long Marathon Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1959174 I've been bad, and I've been working on it. On surviving everything that is going on right now. I've been a hermit. I'll admit it and now I'm moving on again. I needed some respite but I'm better now. I've had layoffs, union bargaining, illness on my plate. I haven't gone overboard but haven't been working out at all. I haven't gained weight which in my mind is a better part of the battle. I'm just finally at the point that the Sun is out, the flowers are here and I want nothing more ... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 19:41:41 EST Sooo tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1776540 So, I'm getting laid off. I know that so many people are being laid off these days. I'm one of the masses. I've been looking for work already and I haven't gotten my official lay off notice. Actually, they are re-classing some of us to another job title. But, not everyone is going to be given the new job and some people will loose their jobs. So, the problem is really the not knowing what is going on and if I'll make the cut that has caused me such grief. <BR> <BR> The stress is immen... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 18:56:37 EST Veruca Salt Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1668899 So, several years I was looking for a costume idea for Halloween. My boyfriend at the time was just the opposite of me. He was tall and thin, and I of course was short and fat. My friend at the time, shouted out, "You should be Veruca Salt and he should be Willy Wonka!". Now I wasn't that familiar with the movie believe it or not and didn't get the reference. She told me that Veruca Salt was the the one who turned into a giant blueberry. At that, my face went flat. <BR> <BR> Now, I k... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:52:10 EST So glad I found an online helper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1637068 Today's new years eve and I can't wait for next year. I'm so excited that I'm actually starting to figure it out! SP has helped already and that with Byetta for the diabetes seems to be really making a difference. It is amazing to me what a few words of encouragement can do for my enthusiasm. SP and the wonderful people here have given me even more hope. I feel that I can overcome and climb over this obstacle that is my weight and health. <BR> <BR> I had really given up and thought th... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:38:34 EST