MISS_BETH12's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISS%5FBETH12 MISS_BETH12'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/ Memorial Day Murph! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370819 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843524156.jpg"> <BR> Here's me with the group I did the Memorial Day Murph!! <BR> <BR> Ok so I did complete the Memorial Day Murph. Then a few hours later I wanted to die. LOL So ok I finished last. And when I say "last" I mean...LAAAAAAAAAAST. LOL It took me 94:54 to complete it. But you know what? I finished it! My goal next year is to finish it in around an hour. By then I'll be doing CrossFit for a year so I fully believe I can do it! I... Tue, 28 May 2013 21:02:22 EST Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360567 I want to say a huge <em>304</em> to everyone who responded to my last post!! I felt so much better after reading your responses! Of course I wasn't able to get to see them until yesterday and I had a busy day yesterday. <BR> <BR> So the quick thing- as far as this stupid Facebook crap with my family it's not freaking ending, which is seriously making me mad. I live an hour away from my hometown and these 2 individuals are telling everyone back at "home" about this whole thing. Now I'm ... Sat, 18 May 2013 21:54:11 EST In Need of Some Encouragement Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358737 Ok, so today has been an awful day. Today at CrossFit we learned a lot of new stuff and a lot of it I couldn't do without SOME kind of help. We were learning handstand pushups and climbing the rope. I am the fattest one in my class easily and everyone else is SO much fitter than I. I'm pretty much in a class full of runners. I mean, everyone is great and nobody makes me feel fat, but I know it. I'm not a moron. It's so frustrating when I felt that I was at least somewhat fit and I'm finding o... Thu, 16 May 2013 15:38:45 EST Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355622 Ugh! I meant to update sooner! I didn't realize it had been so long... Oopps. LOL <BR> <BR> So Crossfit is going well! Today started my second week. My stomach was killing me on Thursday so I made it up on Sunday, which means I went to CrossFit on Saturday, Sunday, and today! I'm really glad I have tomorrow off, I can rest. Yay!! I am really enjoying it though, even though it's very hard, difficult, and sometimes I want to die, but I love it. Everyone is so encouraging and great and I'm push... Mon, 13 May 2013 21:05:09 EST I'm in love... with CrossFit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338552 So ok, I'm signed up for the next On-Ramp class which starts May 6th. However the one I'm going to go to (and my hubby has already graduated from On-Ramp) has an open gym on Saturday. I went with him and I loved it! Did it kick my butt? You bet it did! But it was so fun and everyone was so nice and encouraging! It was so great! I am sore today but it feels great! I also got a lot of things done around the house today, things I've been meaning to do for months. So that feels good too! <BR> <B... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:07:12 EST Kicked the sugar habit!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330918 So I have some exciting news! I have kicked my sugar habit! I cannot believe how quickly I was able to accomplish this. I discovered it when I needed just a little something to eat and all we had that I found acceptable was store-bought beef jerky. (We make our own, but we were out.) We bought the stuff with the lowest sugar count and I couldn't stand it because I could taste the sugar in it and it was too sweet for me! I gave it to hubby and told him he could have it, and when I told him why... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:45:48 EST Still going strong!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328967 Yeah, I know, I didn't blog in forever and now you can't get rid of me. It just helps me to blog how I'm feeling, then I can look back at what I ate and my blog if there's any issues, ya know? <BR> <BR> So I am tracking what I'm eating and I can't believe how little I've been eating! I don't really feel the need to eat a lot because I'm so satisfied from the protein. I'm still dealing with the "carb flu" or "carb hangover" but I'm just resting up my body. I would've gone for a walk today bu... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:07:12 EST Paleo is still going well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327784 So I've been doing very well on paleo, been following it to the letter. Hubby was struggling with it a bit though, he was feeling hungry all the time. But instead of quitting, he suggested we go to Barnes and Noble to get some recipe books! We got 3! Now we have tons of ideas of things we can make! I'm so proud of him for stepping up! <BR> <BR> However I feel like I'm getting the "carb flu" I was warned about. I feel tired, icky, and my head is killing me. But I know it will pass and I'll fe... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:12:44 EST First day of paleo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325308 So my first day is actually today, as we had to actually SHOP for the food yesterday. I feel like I'm doing really well! I can't believe how full I feel! I'm having a hard time getting the cheese out of my head, but other than that, no cravings! Yay! For breakfast I had an apple with 1 tablespoon of cashew butter, for lunch I had a 3 egg omelet with sausage and potato (I should have added more veggies, didn't think of that until I was done), and for dinner I'm making chicken thighs to either ... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:59:56 EST Sooooo... it looks like starting Monday I'm going full-on Paleo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321929 So I've started reading the book and my husband and I discussed it and we are going full-on Paleo on Monday. Yes, I'll have to give up my dairy but it looks like a really great and healthy way too eat. I think it will only help with my weightloss! I'm very excited about it actually! If you want to know more about paleo, you can go to <link>www.robbwolf.com </link> . It will give you all the information you need to know! I'm not even done with the book and I'm completely sold on this way of e... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 15:18:33 EST Life is good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317339 So I was going to blog months ago, but didn't. So I'm doing it now! LOL <BR> <BR> So the first thing I need to share is my exciting news: I got a brand new car the day after Christmas! I'm a proud owner of a 2013 Lime Squeeze Ford Fiesta! There are pics of it in my gallery. It's my baby and I LOVE it! I've never had a brand new car before and I've had my eye on one of these for several years now. I was originally going to get the cheapest one but they had the lime squeeze one on the lot and ... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 15:31:30 EST Hi everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080450 So how is everyone doing? I'm doing so much better! Allow me to explain what's been going on... <BR> <BR> So last time I posted I posted about my 2 main issues: headaches and not working. Well I went to a neurologist and had an MRI and the whole thing done and nothing was found. The neurologist couldn't figure it out and just wanted to drug me up. Ugh! So then I went to my chiropractor and we were looking at my medications and we realized several of them caused headaches AND that I was takin... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:50:26 EST Holy Crap, I Seriously Need to Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830723 I did NOT realize that it has been over a year since I last posted a blog! Bad, BAD Beth! LOL <BR> <BR> So much has happened! I ended up going to a physical therapy for my abdominal cramping and that was what fixed it. It turned out my muscles were super tight AND that I have a tilted pelvis. After 3 months of PT, it was completely gone! I'm so glad that's over! Now for "maintenance" I do yoga. I do it at home on the Wii Fit and I love it!! <BR> <BR> Of course, I wish that was the end and I... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:26:39 EST Life is Getting So Much Better!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4150264 I'm doing so much better since my last blog. With my chiropractor's permission, I went to Zumba today and I made it through the WHOLE class, which is 45 minutes! I'm so happy and proud of myself. Of course, since it's been so long since I've worked out for that long or that hard so my arms and legs are pretty sore, but it feels great! I'm having very little abdominal pain which is awesome! I'm so happy! <BR> <BR> I've also started tracking my food as of... yesterday, actually. I was at my mo... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 20:32:14 EST Much Needed Update!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4080231 <BR> I've been waiting to find out what's going on before blogging here. So I saw my doctor and did an ultrasound and my ovaries are fine and everything is healed up from the surgery. He said it could be gastronomical and suggested I see my bariatric doctor. Well, I saw my chiropractor on Tuesday and he examined me and said that everything there is fine too, what's happening is that because I had 2 major surgeries in less than a year-and-a-half that it's taking longer for my body to heal. He... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 22:28:01 EST Commercial and Update of My Recovery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3967434 Ok first of all I gotta share the commercial with you guys! I had a blast filming it and it's now airing in northeast Wisconsin! I actually had someone recognize me in the store from the commercial! How cool is that?! Anyway, here's the link. I hope you guys like it! <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7LWOuXpXhM </link> <BR> <BR> So my surgery went REALLY well. My doctor had it done in half an hour! Can you believe that?! I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to have it on time because 2 da... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:01:42 EST Just a Quick Entry.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3872914 I just wanted to say hi and to ask you guys to wish me luck for my surgery! It's Monday so I'm getting really close! I can't wait until it's done and I can start healing and getting back to my normal life! The pain is really bad now, I have to take some pretty strong pain killers and can't do much of anything. It really sucks but I know I will be better soon! <BR> <BR> Anyway I just wanted to drop a line and let you guys know the surgery is almost here! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:01:53 EST Surgery Date and Other Things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3832738 I am so, so sorry it took me so long to blog here! First off I want you all to know that I did call my doctor's office and told them about my continued pain and that I wanted to schedule the hysterectomy. So she talked to the doctor and he agreed, so I have a date! January 3rd! It's really not that far away and I am so excited, I can't wait! Once I have the surgery and recovered from it, I'm hittin' the ground running! I'm so ready it's ridiculous. I just need to feel normal again! I do go to... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 18:42:10 EST Frustrated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3798016 Ok, I am super frustrated. This week has been HORRIBLE. I had such bad pain this week I wasn't able to go to Zumba ONCE. I really don't like this. I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and see if we can up the surgery to January. I'd do it sooner, but the new and better insurance kicks in January 1st. So I gotta try and deal until then. I'm just really frustrated. I just want to feel like myself and do what I want to do. Ugh!!!!! <BR> <BR> On the upside, I'm in the 170's and dropped another 1... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:59:43 EST Doctor's Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3773505 So I figured I would post about my doctor's appointment because I figured some of you would be wondering what's going on. Well the flu is gone (YAY!) so it's just the crampies that I'm dealing with. Well the long and short of it is this: I'm temporarily on the shot so I don't get my period (since that's what's causing me pain) but ultimately I'm going to need a hysterectomy. My doctor is trying to put it off as long as he can, but we're looking at probably February or March. At least that giv... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 18:09:14 EST Ugh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3762459 Yep, the blog title is exactly how I feel: Ugh. I started feeling crappy on Tuesday, I went to Zumba and it just didn't go the way it usually does. After 3 songs I could just feel my protein shake jiggling in my tummy. But I did finish and rested the rest of the day. Well now the last 2 days both the husband and I have been sick with the flu and it really sucks. I had a low-grade fever this morning, and I NEVER get fevers! UGH! I'm HOPING to feel better tomorrow so I can go to Zumba and stren... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 18:04:51 EST In a size 12 and ALMOST A 10!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3744898 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859087661.jpg"> <BR> This is me when I was 15 and in a size 12... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l445152815.jpg"> <BR> ... and here I am now, back in a size 12 and actually almost in a size 10!! <BR> <BR> I really wanted you guys to see where I used to be and how I am now back there! I had less tummy back then (hey, I was 15) but other than that, my body is now pretty much the same which is awesome! Also when I boug... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:49:12 EST YAY for feeling better!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3708382 As the title says, I am feeling better! MUCH better as a matter of fact. The medication the doctor told me to take is apparently working. Woo-hoo for modern medicine! <BR> <BR> So today I went to Zumba and it was great! They switched up the instructors on me, but I like her and I got an awesome workout in. It's always good for the muscles to get something different anyway!!! <BR> <BR> So, in case you haven't noticed because it's the background of my page, I made a before and after collage! ... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:43:59 EST Been a tough couple of weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3700009 Ok, first of all, I'm going to warn you if you don't like reading about medical/bodily stuff, just move along. LOL <BR> <BR> Like the title says, it's been a tough couple of weeks. I started getting cramping about 3 weeks ago, I figured it was due to my period. Since my gastric bypass, my cramping is so bad, I can't really do much. However, thanks to the ablasion, my periods are now considerably lighter and shorter. So after my period was done I kept getting cramping. I talked to my Zumba in... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 18:32:39 EST One Year Later! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3661602 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339575417.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Coire and I at the Bariatric Ball 4 months before my surgery... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860750094.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And me now, one year after surgery!! <BR> <BR> I look at those pictures and I can't even believe the top picture is me! What a difference a year makes! It's so hard for me to believe I'm only 47 pounds away from goal! And I'll get there before I know it! :D <BR> ... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:17:13 EST Struggling... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3634101 So, the past couple of weeks I've really been struggling. I've been having this issue of constantly being hungry. I did post about it on my gastric bypass team and I've already gotten lots of suggestions which I think will be helpful. It's just been so frustrating for me because I'm working out now more than ever and I'm not losing because I'm eating so much because I'm always hungry. I wish it was head hunger, but I know it's not because I have the hunger pangs and the whole nine yards. It's... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:18:38 EST Wedding Pictures and News and an Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3602235 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l448477383.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l563606783.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118471115.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l321580836.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l230287510.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l384253147.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1194019... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:13:48 EST Lots of awesome news!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3470751 Like the title says, I have lots of awesome news! The first thing that I just need to share is that I was named a Sparkpeople Motivational Member!!!! I couldn't believe it when I got the email! It makes me so happy and I am more than happy to help and inspire others! <BR> <BR> Also, today I am officially out of the 190's, I weighed in at 189 this morning! I am so excited! My weight loss has really picked up and I am doing everything I can to make sure it stays that way. <em>104</em> It jus... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:49:40 EST ONEDERLAND!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3396043 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Well, if you haven't noticed my ticker lately, I broke 200 pounds!!! Actually, as of today, I am at 195! So I am really flying through the 190's, which is really exciting for me. I just want to get as far away from 200 as I can, as fast as I can! As I am typing this, I only have 70 pounds to go until I reach goal. Now that may seem like a lot of weight to a lot of you, but when I started, I had 207 pounds to lose!!! Now I have less than 100, much less than 100! It jus... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 17:20:01 EST A long needed update!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3260204 Oi!!! I have been meaning to blog for weeks and weeks, and I kept forgetting or something would get in the way. Damn life. LOL <BR> <BR> Ok, April was such a bad month for me... I ended up being in the ER twice for kidney stones... found out it's been the same one all this time, the same one I had back in December! I never passed it. So after I went to the ER the first time I went to my PCP about still having pain (I had pain for 2 weeks after that ER visit) and all he did was give me more p... Sun, 23 May 2010 18:31:59 EST Update!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3097333 Ok, I have been meaning to blog for WEEKS but my back has been bothering me, then yesterday I had to go to the ER; turns out I have another kidney stone. So I've been having all sorts of happy fun, I tell ya. LOL It's also been very frustrating because I want to work out but I can't do half the stuff I want to. I can't lift weights, can't do mist cardio, except for swimming. I love swimming and I know it's great cardio, but I want to lift weights and work out on machines too, you know? So thi... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 21:11:58 EST Progress pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2969892 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l670473013.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694230945.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800111672.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436830458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures I took when I hit the 107 pounds lost mark! It's a huge. huge deal for me! I have another picture that I had taken today that I am trying to upload, but it's ... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 17:19:07 EST 100 Pounds Gone and Pictures of Me in My Wedding dress!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2924559 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/6/l165315592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/8/l587357861.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/1/l119690089.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/8/l987854066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey everyone!!!!! <BR> <BR> First I need to announce that I have lost over 100 pounds!!! Actually, I only have one more pound to go and I will be halfway to my goal!! So I am really excited! T... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:34:01 EST Goals accomplished today!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2731612 So today I accomplished several goals. First one was to NOT take a nap. DONE. Second was to make an appointment with my nutritionist. Saw him today. Last but not least... TO GET IN 8 GLASSES OF WATER!!! I haven't been able to do this since my surgery, and I did it today!! I am so proud. It was hard, don't get me wrong, but I did it! I also worked out this morning, I am working on a streak to see how many days I can work out in a row. As of now, I am up to 3! Hey, I gotta start somewhere!! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:27:03 EST Thank you everyone!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2725643 I just wanted to thank you all for the tremendous support! I couldn't believe all the replies my previous blog entry got! I almost cried!! Thank you so much again!! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> So I don't know how many of you got "The Spark" but I pre-ordered it and am almost done with it. It's a great book and it really lit a fire under me! It really motivated me to re-evaluate my eating and really, my health plan in general. So as of late, I noticed I have been trying to fit in unhealthy foods... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 20:37:21 EST Progress pics and... GIVE ME A WOO HOO!!!!! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2722733 Ok, first of all, for those of you that don't know, I posted a whole slew of pics. I posted some "before" pics that I found and I recently took some "progress pics." So feel free to go look and leave me some input!! <BR> <BR> Ok now for the WOO HOO!!!! :D As of today, I have lost 60 pounds since my surgery, for a grand total of 88 pounds lost!!! I am sooooo close to hitting that 100 pounds lost goal that I can feel it! <BR> <BR> Ok, now I am going to go workout! Have a great day everyone!!! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:54:25 EST Happy New Year and an Update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2695488 Hey everyone!! <BR> <BR> So how was everyone's holidays? Mine were pretty sweet. It was nice to be somewhere where it was above 20 degrees. LOL The first two days in Texas were so nice, about 70 degrees! Then what happens? SNOW!!! I swear, either it followed me or Texas just hates me. LOL On the news they were saying that this was their first white Christmas in 85 years!!! I told my future in-laws that I don't feel sorry for them. LOL The funniest thing about it was that they were getting 3 ... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 23:11:53 EST Holy Crap... Sorry it took me so long to blog again!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2636218 Ok I didn't realize it's been so long since I blogged!!!! Argh! <BR> <BR> So, I am doing better now. The first week of December I landed in the hospital with kidney stones! They were sooooo painful! I did go to the ER first, was given morphine, misdiagnosed, and sent home. So I made an appointment with my primary the next day and he admitted me. Now, I have never given birth, but if that's what it's like, I'm glad I don't want kids! It was so painful, and I really hope I never get them again... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:50:56 EST Progress and other things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2480026 So I figured I better blog about how I have been doing... <BR> <BR> So overall, I am doing really well. I do get exhausted easily and I still have some soreness where my stitches are, but nothing too bad. I was expecting to be in a lot more pain, and I'm really not. I can do really most things now that I could before surgery, but I do get exhausted rather easily. I know that every day I get stronger, but I just hate getting worn out so quickly. I know it will pass though. <BR> <BR> So about... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 22:40:34 EST Only moving forward... never going back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2447622 Ok so today is a week since I have been home. In my first week I have lost 10.2 pounds! So yes, it's going very well. I know I will do even better now that I am now *finally* off of my liquid diet. YAY! I am now tracking what I eat on Sparkpeople just to make sure I am getting enough protein in/seeing what my protein intake is. I mean, I need to puree everything, but it's so much better than the restrictive liquid diet. It's so great! <BR> <BR> Overall, I am doing really well. I've been up a... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 18:39:53 EST Surgery went well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2420640 Hey everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Ok I have been meaning to blog here for quite awhile and never got around to it, so I am doing it now! <BR> <BR> So yesterday, September 21, 2009 I had my gastric bypass surgery and am doing pretty good! I know there is a lot of negative feelings about weight loss surgery on here. I used to be one of those people, actually. Then after seeing a doctor, I learned something: Different things work for different people. So if this is what works for me, then that's what ... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:37:34 EST An update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2128802 Ok I seriously need to blog here more often! I know, I keep saying I will then I don't. LOL <BR> <BR> The last 3 days totally sucked because I was really weak (found out I was severely dehydrated) and I missed 3 days of work. Ugh! At first I thought I had caught the bf's flu, but that ended up not being the case. I am glad to be strong and better now! <BR> <BR> So one thing I would like all my Sparky friends to know (if you didn't know already) is that I will be having gastric bypass done ... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 18:09:39 EST I figured I'd let you all know what I've been up to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1895585 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Life is pretty good here! I thought I should update; it's been quite awhile since I've blogged! <BR> <BR> Work is going very well, I recently got my schedule changed from 8:30-5 to 7-3:30. I like it soooooo much better! It's much easier for me to find time to go to the gym; I'm currently aiming to go 4 days a week. It was really hard for me to go with my old schedule, by the time I would get home it would easily be 7:30-8. It also didn't help li... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 22:08:01 EST Hi Sparky friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1498710 Hi Sparky friends! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Life is fantabulous here! I've been at my job for almost 2 months now and I really love it. I'm doing better than I ever could have hoped! I'm also making lots of friends here (something I have struggled with the whole 3 years since I moved here), so that makes me really happy. I now bowl in a league every Sunday night with one of the girls from work. It's so much fun and good exercise! I really fit in there, it's really awesome! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 22:23:45 EST Corporate America, here I come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1351281 Ok I know I haven't been around much lately and there are 2 reasons for it. One is that I have just been enjoying my summer. Another is that I started job hunting and I got a new job! Ever since I started working at Cub, I don't feel happy, just content, and lately, just really hating my job. It's not the place I work, just the job itself. So i started applying at a few places, then a friend of mine recommended APAC. It's a company that companies use for customer service. So I answered some q... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:19:11 EST A new kind of motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1262758 Ok, there is a reason there is a picture of the Sex and the City movie poster on this blog. Let me start from the beginning... <BR> <BR> Ok, when I first started watch SATC it was on TBS. Loved the show and always watched it when I saw it on TBS, which wasn't often, but I still enjoyed it. I can relate to every one of those women! Anyway... then the movie came out, which, by the way I can't wait to see! But to be ready when I go see it, I am currently buying all the seasons on DVD. I current... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:28:32 EST Putting it all out there... Heather, this one's for you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1247201 Ok first off, the picture... this is pretty close the the swimsuit I got. The only difference is that mine has brown criss-cross straps. I just wanted to show you all because I love it so much! Yes, that's right...I wear a 2 piece! <BR> <BR> Alright, moving on... the last 2 months, especially the last 2 weeks, I haven't been good... AT ALL. Well it's been touch and go really. I didn't go to the gym the last 2 weeks... I say it's because I was getting my house clean and what was going on at w... Tue, 3 Jun 2008 15:12:31 EST No strike! YAY!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1240219 Ok, since I blogged about the possible strike at work, I had to post an update. He he! There is no strike! YAY!!!!! I am so relived and happy about that. <BR> <BR> So now that this is behind me, I'm 100% back on track. I'm feeling better already! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great day! Sat, 31 May 2008 12:42:19 EST Life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1234606 Ok, so I know y'all are wondering where I've been. I have been soooooo busy! I worked the last 6 days and it was crazy everyday! So that was my holiday. LOL I also found out on Thursday that Wednesday (today) we vote on our contract (yes I did go vote) and if it's turned down we go on strike. Well I went to the meeting this morning and the new offer is very good. It includes a raise, bonus and backpay. I'll know tonight or tomorrow if it went through or not. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed... Wed, 28 May 2008 14:58:34 EST Reward and stupid scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1196058 Ok first thing.... this necklace that you see will be my reward for breaking 257 pounds. I LOVE it and have been eying for awhile, so I thought it would make an awesome reward! 257 was my lowest weight when I was with Sparks before, so to break that will be a huge accomplishment for me! <BR> <BR> Secondly... Ok so the last week or so my scale has been acting WEIRD. It was fluctuating by 15 pounds! So I knew something was wrong with it. So I was talking to my friend Heather about it and she s... Thu, 8 May 2008 14:47:20 EST