OBNURSE3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OBNURSE3 OBNURSE3'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/ The Task http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557515 The Task ahead of you is never as great as the strength within you! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 10:29:59 EST Bail on your scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552104 I borrowed this blog from Matt a trainer at the gym. I thought it may help others. <BR> <BR> <BR> Get Strong and Bail on your Scale <BR> <BR> "My pants are all fitting looser. But is it possible I could be gaining weight?" This line of questioning opened a training session last week. She went on to explain that while her clothing was fitting better than ever, she was very concerned that the number on the scale had gone up a few pounds. Prior to us working together, the treadmill had been... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:36:12 EST Tips for weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536910 Tips for Losing Weight <BR> <BR> Eat less and move more. <BR> Change your lifestyle. <BR> Don’t diet. <BR> Set realistic goals. <BR> Focus on fat loss, not weight loss. <BR> Take control of your bad habits. <BR> Keep a food journal. <BR> Lose weight for YOU. <BR> Surround yourself with people who support your goals. <BR> Make fitness a priority. <BR> Set your excuse limit to zero. <BR> Avoid processed food. <BR> Don’t eat too few calories. <BR> Don’t eat too many calories. <BR> Start. Those ... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 22:18:11 EST The Limit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482711 The limit to your abilities is where you place it. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:38:28 EST SP requests for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291040 Hi all!! <BR> <BR> I am asking all my sp teammies to help me out. I am trying to help my daughter Keslie who is a photography student win a challenge. She recently set up a photography page on facebook and the one who gets the most likes on their page..not just the photos wins a prize. If you could be so kind as to visit Keslie Corbett Photography and like it that would be great and if you can share with your friends asking for their help I would be grateful. Thanks Heather Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:03:52 EST 30 Accompishments to Be Proud Of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212905 by Lori Deschene <BR> <BR> “Do something now that will make the person you’ll be tomorrow proud.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> A while back someone asked me to list my greatest accomplishments for 2012. <BR> <BR> As I racked my brain, I thought of a few professional achievements that made me feel proud, but as for the top accomplishment, I kept coming back to the same thing: my sister’s wedding. <BR> <BR> I wasn’t the planner, and I didn’t pay for the whole thing, but I was a big part of it. <BR> ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:25:33 EST The Most Valuable Holiday Gifts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175817 <BR> <BR> 10 Powerful Gifts to Give and Receive Today <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> by Lori Deschene <BR> <BR> “Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” ~Ruth Ann Schabacker <BR> <BR> Regardless of what holiday you celebrate, or how you honor it, there’s no denying this is an emotionally loaded time of year. <BR> <BR> We either remind ourselves how grateful we are for all the people we love, or we remember how much it hurts that we don’t have people like that in our lives. <B... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:16:09 EST Year in reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165428 So today is the 1st day of the winter session of Biggest Loser...spark team! <BR> Lots of exciting challenges within the team, alot to look forward to and alot to get motivated for. Kinda hard this time of the year to pull that little extra out of yourself but I need to do it for myself and my team. <BR> <BR> I use to journal my progress by doing my measurements once a month but I had let that slide for awhile since hitting a plateau. I came across the notebook today and decided I would sta... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:57:27 EST Reaching Out for Help When The Road Gets Rough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136308 Reaching Out for Help When The Road Gets Rough <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Charlie Tranchemontagne <BR> <BR> “Pain is not a sign of weakness, but bearing it alone is a choice to grow weak.” ~Lori Deschene <BR> <BR> There was a time in my life when I struggled to share my pain. I actually took great pride in how stubborn I had become. It wasn’t until I started looking within myself that these prideful attitudes started to shift. Actually, my whole life sta... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:57:51 EST 5 Ways to Validate Yourself: Be Part of Your Support System http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136304 <BR> <BR> <BR> 5 Ways to Validate Yourself: Be Part of Your Support System <BR> <BR> From My favorite site Tiny Buddha. Several of my friends on spark people are finding themselves struggling with symptoms of depression and personal or family crisis and thought this article may spark some interest. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> by Lori Deschene <BR> <BR> “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise L. Hay <BR> <... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:53:26 EST Reviewing my biggest loser preseason blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135618 So this wks assignment is to review our blog about our challenges we face in our pursuit of healthier living. <BR> <BR> The 5 challenges I listed were: <BR> 1. Making poor choices...particularly nutritionally <BR> 2. Temptations <BR> 3.Scheduling <BR> 4. cooking <BR> 5. stepping out of my comfort zone <BR> <BR> Reminder that a "lovely" Dr. commented that I was illogical after that post. hmmm hate to say but my logic has not changed all that much lol <BR> <BR> I can say that I have made be... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:35:35 EST My 10th Birthday!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124873 Today is my 10th Birthday....I made it! <BR> <BR> Ten yrs ago today I was brought into an operating room to rid myself of colon cancer. It was a very long day. I had 3o inches of colon removed and then a reattachment with a newly constructed top portion of my rectum. To add to the excitement I also had a second surgeon do a total hysterectomy while I was in there. A decision to prevent any future gyn cancer which was prevelent in my family. The long and short of it was that I almost did ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:36:08 EST Be Good to Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123256 Friend of mine has a cute magnet on her locker at work..thought I would share.. <BR> Be good to yourself. If you don't take care of yourself, where will you live? Sun, 4 Nov 2012 07:15:34 EST How to drop the extra weight and set yourself free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121451 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> From my favorite site the Tiny Buddha...always thought provoking! <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Drop the Extra (Mental) Weight and Set Yourself Free <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Dr. Amy Johnson <BR> <BR> “Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” -Thich Nhat Hanh <BR> <BR> Most people I know are carrying extra weight—and I’m not talking about gaining a few pounds. <BR> <BR> I’m talking abo... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:16:34 EST The Journey is the reward! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104858 This is copied from my daily email from my favorite site...Tiny Buddha <BR> It came shortly after I was starting to get frustrated on a plateau...nice reminder of the changes that have been made and the value of staying committed even if my goal doesn't always seem as close as I would like. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a contribution by Brad Alexander <BR> <BR> “The journey is the reward.” ~Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> When you set goals, you naturally focus on the result. If you pay attent... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:23:00 EST If this doesn't motivate you nothing will!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060975 "Ernestine Shepherd, age 75," Reddit commenter Proteon posted, "wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to meditate, and then clocks up runs totaling 10 mi (16 km) before lunch. In 2010 and 2011 she was recognized by Guiness as [the] oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l386029126.jpg"> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 22:43:05 EST Thoughts...quote to motivate you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058862 Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness. – Earl of Derby <BR> <BR> The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. – Anthony Robbins <BR> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:04:30 EST Tiny Buddha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054235 “If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hahn <BR> <BR> Recently something truly amazing happened. I was sitting at the beach feeling the warm winds, taking in the gleaming blue Pacific. It was the time of day when the sunlight turns the ocean into waves of sparkling radiance. <BR> <BR> The beauty touched me deeply. In that appreciation of the moment, something shifted inside me. I became so present that my identity of self dissolved into... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:55:48 EST yellow biggest loser ITC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050846 so this wks assignment list 5 things that trip me up when trying to lose weight. <BR> <BR> 1. Making poor choices....I almost always tell me children when they leave our home "Make good Choices..they say they will put it on my tomb stone someday. But the reality is that when it comes to food, my choices can really stink! apple vs swedish fish..hmmm swedish fish won again. <BR> <BR> 2. Temptation...I give in almost all the time. Goes hand in hand with self-control and poor choices. If t... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:52:12 EST Diva Dash Boston My 1st 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050013 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l796742580.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l702638180.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Had the most fantastic day today with my Spark friend, Deb and her wonderful sis Linda. We did our 1st Diva Dash. It is a 5k trail run with 11 obstacles on the route sponsored by Shape Magazine, Athleta, Luna Bars and Coors. About 7,000 people were registered to run. There were staggered times with 250 people going out every 15 min. This was my fir... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:36:43 EST spark friends lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045424 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746677008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey found this picture on a card and had to buy it to send to my spark buddy...its a pic of Jackie, Deb and I lol Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:10:09 EST Emotions and Tummy tucks!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994728 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l573443992.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916654894.jpg">Warning...this blog will contain personal information that I willingly share with my spark friends and family. If you are uncomfortable reading about cancer, divorce and sex please click off!! <BR> <BR> As I have been a spark member for over 3 yrs now many of you have read my blogs or my profile page and have known me through different teams. So you also know... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:36:43 EST I can't believe I did it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4922218 Yesterday I rode my first metric bike ride for the American Cancer society. Honestly it was physically the hardest thing I have ever done. It was 66 miles long of which 55 miles were hills. Some short and steep, some long and steep some long with a more gradual incline but hill after hill. I had planned on going up the wk before to get an idea of the terrain and its a good thing I didn't because it would have psyched me out. It is an hr and a half drive from home so I knew there were hil... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:05:00 EST Ouch...rode my first 65 mile of the season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901486 OOOOUUUUUUCCCCCHHHHHH! <BR> <BR> That about says it all. I rode my first 65 mile of the season today. My new bike sits a little differently than my last. I have a part on order that may rectify some of the discomfort. I seem to bend over farther than before so I need a new handle bar stem (post). I did switch out my seat last night because with the new one I was sore after only 10 miles. I even wore the bike shorts which I rarely wear...its like wearing a diaper if you ask me but I was... Mon, 28 May 2012 16:13:12 EST Mourning My Beautiful Blue Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880689 Last night I went to bed and cried myself to sleep. I lost a very dear friend last evening. Sure in time she will be replaced by a new friend but her death came so suddenly with me right there by her side. She knew I loved her, we were together nearly everyday for the last 2 1/2 yrs. I didn't realize until I lay crying and thinking about our times together how much she loved me too. I got her out in the fresh air as regularly as I could making her wheels spin and when the weather was col... Mon, 14 May 2012 10:58:40 EST How frustrating SP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866363 I am so frustrated with SP right now. I have several teams that I post daily on and my SP is screwed up. As you can see by my blogging I can get onto my page, start, email and even blog but I can't get onto any of my teams post threads. When I click onto them I get only the top 3 inches of the page which happens to be links to ads..lucky me! <BR> <BR> Hi SP!!! it's the teams that are keeping me motivated here not my own personal page and my own blogs....set me up to get discouraged and ... Fri, 4 May 2012 13:05:31 EST Greatness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841688 "Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves." Gandhi Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:11:41 EST Not Losing Weight Read This!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4835848 Found this article explains alot.... <BR> <BR> Larry Krutka <BR> Fitness, Training and Sports <BR> July 27, 2009 <BR> Exercise and Weight Gain: Success and Failure <BR> Several years ago I was approached by a client who had been gaining weight in spite of her best efforts to exercise regularly. Her story may help you with some of the most common pitfalls of initiating an exercise program. In her mid-forties she had been gaining a couple of pounds a month for the last two years. In desperati... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:55:25 EST Finally reached goal!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4742291 Today, nearly three yrs after setting my weightloss goal I finally hit it. Never thought it would take this long. I have been close for well over a yr. Losing and gaining the same ten lbs. Admittedly there have been times when I never thought I would reach it. And also times when I was comfortable with not meeting it. The last several months I have refocused on myself...there were many a month where the focus was else where whether it be on the kids and their endeavors or focusing on dati... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:21:41 EST Promise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4571209 "Promise me you will always remember, you are braver than you believe, <BR> and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. " Christopher Robin and Pooh <em>3</em> <em>216</em> <em>321</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 14:18:06 EST Forget about.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565387 Todays thought...... <BR> <BR> "Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will." unknown Wed, 2 Nov 2011 17:15:12 EST Its not..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4554318 "It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not." Unknown <BR> <BR> Truer words have never been spoken about the impact about how we can harm our own ability to succeed. <BR> <BR> If I had a dime for everytime I have told myself that I could not do something before every attempting it I would be a very rich gal. <BR> <BR> Let's stop being our own worst enemy in our quest to become the person we are capable and desire to become. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:32:56 EST And The Day Came... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551840 "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" <BR> <BR> Saw this quote today and really liked it. I am going to recommit myself to my journey of self discovery and physical and emotional well being...I am gonna blossom!!!! <em>125</em> <em>184</em> <em>146</em> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:34:53 EST Happiness... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4536202 "Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation." Leo Tolstoy <BR> <BR> Live you life to the fullest, forget your worries they will be there tomorrow too! <BR> Some ideas to help you maintain a sense of happiness through out your daily living.... <BR> <BR> 1. Love and laugh daily <BR> 2. Don't dwell on minor disappointments. <BR> 3. Don't hold a grudge. <BR> 4. Don't be so hard on yourself or the ones you love...we all m... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 23:51:20 EST Uncomplicate your life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4530756 I stumbled upon this post at bellamumma.com and originally from 'Live the charmed life' and wanted to share it... <BR> <BR> You see, when we're born we see the world in an uncomplicated way. We know what we need and we ask for it. We like nice people, and we don't like mean people. We sleep wen we're tired, we eat when we're hungry, and we stop eating when we're full. <BR> <BR> As we grow older, we eat and drink to console ourselves, rather than addressing what's bothering us. We overwork... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:51:59 EST The Art of Being Yourself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528968 The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be.... Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others" <BR> <BR> So I wanted to come up with a quote that had some bearing on the weekend that most of my friends here on the biggest loser challenge has reported. It seems that many of us found ourselves challenged... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 18:05:04 EST To Love Someone..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4525446 To love someone is nothing, <BR> to be loved by someone is something <BR> but to be loved by the one you love is everything. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is my Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary!!! <BR> Unfortunately this milestone is becoming less and less common. I don't believe you <BR> will see much of these celebrations with my generation. We are an interesting generation brought up with the concept of recycling and disposal. Filled with a touch of greed. <BR> <BR> We are always lookin... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 12:09:12 EST Every Moment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524821 Every moment is a new moment, like the dawn of creation. <BR> This moment is the only moment. <BR> Each breath is a fresh breath, Let go of the old. <BR> Make way for starting anew and you will be continuously renewed. <BR> -unknown <BR> <BR> <BR> hmmm....when reflecting on this quote it gives me a gentle reminder that if I "slip up" it's ok. (And let's face it there are so many areas in our lives that we can stumble and wish for a re-do whether it is with our weightloss goals, exercise, re... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:13:23 EST Something you never had... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4523023 To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did" Unknown <BR> <BR> Starting a new blog with a new quote every day or two...feel free to add your thoughts. I wish I started at the beginning of the wk as this quote goes along with our challenge last wk. <BR> <BR> There is a reason we often take the path most traveled seeing all the footprints on the well-todden road creates the illusion of certainty, especially when many are your own. <BR> <BR> When its familiar, it f... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 18:42:52 EST Feel Good Moments YEE HA!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4350630 I had two really great feel good moments today. First I went for my occasional run. I much prefer my bike time. Although I am able to run on the treadmill for a mile and a quarter before getting bored, tired or what ever I can't seem to do it out on the open road....until today that is. I ran for a mile and a half outside. Much improved since normally outside I run a half mile maybe on a good day 3/4 mile then walk a half mile and repeat til I get in about 3-4 miles. I always tell myself... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 01:17:12 EST Shift Change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4229403 A position has opened up on the evening shift which is rare....There are nurses who have worked here for over 35 yrs and its all seniority. I took the position I now have on nights to get my foot in the door thinking erroneously that I would only have to do it a yr or so and here we are 3 yrs later...exhausted!! <BR> <BR> I think I have a good shot in getting the position and I am excited at the prospect of getting more than 5 hrs of straight sleep but I am also a little nervous as a single... Fri, 13 May 2011 01:46:59 EST Reflections of a personal journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4222167 I had taken quite a bit of time off from Spark people before reconnecting several months ago. I never stopped taking care of myself physically and emotionally however. Admittedly I did put back on about 10 lbs while I allowed myself some time to jump back into the dating scene after being out of it since a teenager. WOW how things have changed. I connected with a great guy named Bob and things moved really quickly too quickly. For the past month and a half we have really slowed things up... Tue, 10 May 2011 03:26:39 EST The Bright Warm Sun Shines Anew. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3780767 I have not been on this site for a very long time but came back today to get motivation to lose those last 20 lbs. I decided to read my old blogs and I am so glad I did. Yes, I have had success with losing and keeping off a good deal of weight I had gained after my cancer diagnosis and hysterectomy compounded by the destruction of a 21yr marriage but maybe more importantly it was uplifting to read that I had made it through a horrific storm to come out of it seeing the sun shine stronger tha... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 06:27:16 EST 2010 new year, new me....perfect storm comes to an end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2674212 so it has been 2 months since I last visited the site because I have had motivation issues and lack of a functioning computer...I have gained back 7 of the 47 lbs that I had lost. Time to begin a new. 2009 could not leave me any quicker...I am glad to see it go!!!!! As many people who have become my friends on this site already know it was the year of the perfect storm for my marriage....my husband that I have celebrated every joy and cried every tear with since we were teenagers had an ex... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 05:02:34 EST way over the calories but loved every minute of it!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2420437 I was way over on the calories yesterday...did not even bother to track them because what's done is done and it was worth every minute and possibly a few pounds to boot!!! I had a fabulous day with husband and our best friends. We met for cocktails and appetizers took a limo ride with more cocktails and appetizers and then tailgating with more food and hit an awesome U2 concert. We go to every one that hits Massachusetts as my best friends were best friends w/ Bono's best friend before the... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:12:35 EST Yesterday was my goal date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2407870 Yesterday was my goal date. I chose it because it was my 20 yr anniversary and I wanted to lose 51 lbs (started Jan 28th) Its hard to believe it has been nearly 9 months since I first started this journey. The road to this point has certainly been much different than I ever expected it would be. I have grown in so many ways and although there has been some wonderful successes along this path there has also been rough spots. As many of you who have followed my journey know I hit a huge bum... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:59:22 EST lucky spark point week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2381585 three days in a row I have won 1000 spark goodie points on the wheel. Isn't that fun. Maybe the luck is changing. Hope everyone had a nice labor day! Heather Tue, 8 Sep 2009 01:45:09 EST Cleaned the closet and won 1000 spark points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2376897 Today was an exciting day. I decided to tackle the closet to see what I would need for fall clothing. I need a whole new wardrobe. I had gotten rid of a lot at the beginning of the summer and did not anticipate needing to get rid of so much again. I have seen little movement on the scale over the last 2 months, a pound here a pound there so I was surprised. My goal was to weigh 180 and wear a size 12...I started at 231 and a size 18. I am now wearing a 10 and sometimes a 12 and weigh 18... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 02:16:37 EST emotional day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2369668 I had such an emotional day today I do not know why....well maybe I do. My dear mother has such a wonderful way of making me feel like crap. She is not the warm fuzzy by any stretch of the imagination. We had the typical mother daughter relationship growing up in my teens. We rarely agreed on anything. I like to think I have grown up and appreciate her as a parent since I became one 17 yrs ago but every so often she can say things that are very insensitive. My parents have basically supp... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 01:45:44 EST abundance continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2351464 please read my 8/25 blog to understand this update.... so my abundance symbol continues to bless me. The day after I won $250 dollars I had a winning scratch ticket for $20 and the day after that while I was sitting watching my daughters hockey game one of the team mothers handed me an envelop and told me I had won 2 tickets to a Boston University Hockey game. I had purchased a few raffle tickets to support the high school teams fundraiser a few weeks ago. I probably sound like a big gamb... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:28:43 EST