MELISSAD0721's SparkPeople Blog MELISSAD0721's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Lucas's Birthday fun Yesterday was a crazy one for me.The whole weekend actually. Working for a living really puts me on a time restraint for party planning! Had my youngest childs 3rd birthday party. It was so much fun I thought I would share a little :) I wish I would have taken more pictures. <BR> <BR> Monster Truck Theme party. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is Lucas. 3Yrs. Getting ready for his guests. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My own race track in the... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:19:30 EST Me in 12 Weeks? Hmmm.... <BR> <BR> I like to take one day at a time in my life because it just seems so much less overwhelming. If I had to picture what I will reach in a 12 week goal I know the sky is the limit. I am capable of making an entire life change in 12 weeks. Here is what it would look like. <BR> <BR> I am 12 pounds lighter in 12 weeks. <BR> I am no longer a stress drinker in 12 weeks. <BR> I no longer lose my patience with my kids out of pure exhaustion in 12 weeks. <BR> I am w... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:55:54 EST Forest ABC's of ME! A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? <BR> Oh YES- I am super competitive <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)?Oldie <BR> Former BLC team(s)? Onyx Outlaws <BR> C is for have? 3- Destanie 11, Ethan, 7 and Lucas 2 <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? Wine and beer while hanging with friends <BR> E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl? Early bird <BR> F is for FURRY have? 2... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:14:28 EST To whom it may concern.... I am positive person. I think that people should have faith in something and themselves. I see something positive in everything. The more I learn the more I change. I do not believe that my opinion is fact, I believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion and I do not have to agree but that it does not have to make me angry to disagree. I will never change who I am because some people do not see happy or positive as a good thing. Do not mistake happy for naive or friendly for lack of educat... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:14:17 EST I have a Dream- BLC Wk 1 Challenge My quick and easy template for weekend challenge. Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> Go Outlaws! <BR> <BR> Fri 01/13 <BR> <BR> D- DO! Make a weekend goal and stick with it. 10pts a day(10 ) <BR> Goal is to do 500 jumping jacks all day <BR> R- Read! One motivational article in Spark peeps archives. 10pt a day(10 ) <BR> 30 Tactics to Outsmart Your Unhealthy Temptations <BR> E- Exercise! at least 20 minutes a day. 10pts a day(10 ) <BR> <BR> A- Agua! 8 8oz glasses a day. 10pts a day(10 ) <BR> <BR> M- Moni... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:16:54 EST 2012 Goals...Not so much resolutions.. A new years resolution is a waste of the days that you are waiting for the new year!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Personally this year I have no thoughts lined up for an actual resolution. I am throwing my kids a New years party where they can dress up and drink from champagne flutes. I am even going to attempt a balloon drop :) but beyond the thoughts of that party new years is something that I am going to bust through as I am already full in motion for next year on my exercise and weight loss! I thi... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:27:33 EST Dear Stress.... Dear Stress, <BR> You have made me believe for so long that I had to have you in my life, you are controlling and abusive to me and I am letting you go. I do NOT need you for motivation or self control. You are part of the problem and not the solution. I will no longer let you manipulate me into a miserable state. I will not miss you or beg for your return. I am moving on with my new friend relaxed. We are going to stop and smell the roses together. <BR> <BR> Free from you, <BR> Melissa <BR... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:35:39 EST Healthy Halloween ??? I am not really feeling this whole "Healthy Halloween" thing I keep hearing attempts on. Nothing against anyone's ideas but I have four kids and I remember being a kid very well. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that when I was young I would NOT have walked up and down the road knocking on doors for raisins. It just would not happen. I do understand the concern for health especially with our youth. I stress it in my household all the time BUT its one day a year people! Its for the kids f... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:32:04 EST I have not given up. Finally got on the scale this morning, what a slip up I have had! I will say that I now know how to lose this weight and am starting from day one...yet again... Thankfully I gave my Mom all of my pants a size up so I have no excuses. I have to fit the ones I can barely <BR> <BR> <BR> I am in control of this so its full proof :) Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:18:33 EST Jump in feet first Its been just about a week and a half since I gave up all drinks (including my beloved wine) except water and herbal tea. I just wanted to start with something that would make an impact on getting back on track and boy did it! I feel amazing and the best part about it is that the weight that I gained through the holidays literally fell right off. It is such a motivator when you can get quick results. I want to tell the world but they think I am crazy. HEE HEE. I am Giddy- but not crazy!! Work... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:10:24 EST First things first Me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me! <BR> <BR> That felt good! <BR> <BR> The plan...... <BR> <BR> Water! Need I say more? Replace all drinks other than herbal tea with water! <BR> <BR> Track my food. <BR> <BR> 30 minute walks everyday. Period. Dont find the time- make the time. <BR> <BR> 5 minute "all about me breaks" during any times or signs of stress. <BR> <BR> Remember to breathe and relax. <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> Returning from my distractions... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:56:05 EST Putting my weight loss in perspective today. I am back from a small break of stress and frustrations leading to a 5 pound weight gain :( I am not sure why I think that stress is an excuse or a reason to let go of my commitments to myself. I am still committed to my husband when I am stressed, still committed to my kids when I am stressed, still committed to my job when I am stressed so why is it that I so easily let myself down and make poor excuses to break my commitment to me? <BR> <BR> I had an argument with a loved one recently ... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 10:37:08 EST