RBOYD41's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RBOYD41 RBOYD41'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/ Nerve pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113569 Let's just say I hope to never go through that pain again :-( Mon, 7 Mar 2016 14:55:36 EST March 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6108421 Determined to get this weight off !!!! It's been so long that I've been trying and I know I haven't been reaching my full potential. Shame on me ...smh with Sparkpeople Im going to do just great :-) Have a healthy spark filled March everyone !!! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:09:00 EST Spread the spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033556 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48337830-81ad-4fcd-b3ab-ccb3b331b508.jpg"> We are blessed to see another beautiful day. So many healthy things to do. Don't forget healthy eating and exercises !!! Enjoy everyone Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:49:56 EST The Struggle is Real !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999036 I'm so upset with myself because i was doing so good and had lost 54 pounds <em>9</em> but now 35 pounds have came back on <em>15</em> I'm slacking big time and i know it . I just can't seem to snap out of whatever this is . I do know that i'm on sparkpeople.com and they helped me the first time so now i'm back and I'M GOING TO DO BETTER !!! <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>9</em> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:56:30 EST Trying to make my life better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942970 The struggle is real and i deal with it everyday . I don't know what my problem is with slacking about working out again. I know i need to ,but i'm taking my time...don't ask me why but i do know that I WILL SNAP OUT OF THIS SOON . I walked 40 minutes today on the track and i plan on going back tomorrow because it felt so good :-) Anew day is always a new start :-) Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:35:43 EST I'm going to keep trying !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833849 I've been stuck at a certain weight ,but i'm not going to give up. A lot has been going on in my life and i'm dealing with it through the grace and mercy of God . I just pray that my ending will be amazing . <em>9</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:51:31 EST I'M GOING TO MAKE IT !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780899 I have struggled time and time again. I always have said i have nobody to help me, no family , no friends, but lately i guess as i get older i come to really know after all these years it's always been just me and i have gotten pretty far with little help, so i'm going to dig deep down in my heart and keep pushing no matter how hard it gets I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP ON MY GOALS !!!!!! When i make it i know that will be the best feeling ever. I can't wait . <em>9</em> <em>521</em> <em>25... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:16:20 EST Beautiful One Day Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737296 Today I'm in deep thought about how I once looked before my last child. I thought of how i just let myself go in every direction and became depressed for so many years. I was a fun filled out going kind of girl and now i'm struggling with getting myself back to how i use to be . At this point i'm almost there and i don't really want to be how i use to be ....I WANT TO BE BETTER !!! I WILL BE BETTER !!! I just thought i would write that out because these are my thoughts and I always say spre... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:13:52 EST Started Not To http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649892 Good morning, I woke up this morning feeling good because I was blessed once again with so much. I decided to workout today because i'm still determined to reach my goal <em>9</em> It's been a struggle , but I just pray that all will be well. I look online for motivation and it really helps . whenever the negative thoughts come I feed the thoughts with positive. Today I wanted to get on my treadmill and just do 10 minutes. Nothing more/Nothing less because I had already done some other exe... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:51:18 EST 3 Months My Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636559 I told myself i'm going to start again to lose at least 15 more pounds and get into the habit of eating all healthy foods ( NO SWEETS ) I know it's going to be hard ,but I'm going to try my best and see what comes out of it. I'm also putting God first because when things are down with me I have no family or friends :-( I find when I pray that God is always there to lift me up in just the right time , So with that being said i'm going to start my positive healthy path of living. Stay blessed ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 01:03:09 EST New Year Coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570105 Its almost time for the new year to start <em>104</em> Let's make it a Great one <em>9</em> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:41:17 EST LOOKING FOR MOTIVATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482492 For the last few days I have been sad because the person who I thought was lifting me up the most is no longer there for me like they use to be . My other so called half smh . we haven't been together long, but I see things slowly changing with him and they use an excuse of work ,but are always caught in lies. I don't let him know that I know he is lying , but it hurts . I had cried and prayed and cried and prayed, Then God as always lifts me up because he is always there by my side telling ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:21:12 EST Nasty Switch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475574 <BR> Growing up I have been a none eater of veggies because I hate the smell and half of the veggies I didn't taste because of the way they looked <em>24</em> Every time I tried a veggie I thought of it as me being on the show Fear Factor <em>29</em> breathe in ,breathe out <em>40</em> . Now that I am getting older "41" for the last 3 months I have made the big Nasty Switch that I can proudly say I'm a veggie eater and loving them <em>4</em> because I want to live a healthier... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 10:23:36 EST Deep Thought about My Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465080 As I sit here looking outside I'm thinking of how it took me all day to motivate myself .... Well I thought I was motivating myself by saying "I gotta get myself on my treadmill". Every hour on the hour <em>24</em> and before I knew it 10 hours had passed away <em>39</em> so you know what I did ? I grab my tablet and went on my spark page <em>41</em> that's when everything came into play. I did my spin wheel, I read some articles, Got some points and then watched some workout vide... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:52:42 EST SEEING RESULTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460219 The pounds are slowing moving downward just like i wanted it to <em>9</em> The workouts have been intense,but i'm going to continue to press on. My eating habits have changed so much i can't believe it myself <em>4</em> I'm feeling light and moving around a lot more than what i use to and i'm so much happier. <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> GOOD LUCK ON THE NEW YOU TO EVERYONE <em>334</em> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:24:57 EST MY DOUBLE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451545 Good morning everyone, I'm blessed again to see another beautiful day and i will chose to spend it wisely. I woke up feeling great with positive thoughts on my mind and one of my thoughts were me getting more weight off. I will chose to double up on my workouts as if i'm going to be on The Biggest Loser <em>9</em> I am determined to see more results because to be truthful i have been slacking a lot . I have been taking a slow pace to my goal which some people have said it's good to go slow... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 08:44:52 EST Keeping the Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445794 I'm praying everyday and counting my blessing . I would love to see me lose 10 lbs this month and for me to see that means i have to keep the faith and work extra hard. <em>33</em> ... I WILL SEE THE 10 LBS COME OFF THIS MONTH !!! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 22:22:45 EST FEELING DEPRESSED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434680 I DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYTHING TODAY... EVERYONE SEEMS TO GET ON MY NERVES AND I FEEL THAT MY WEIGHT IS NOT COMING OFF FAST ENOUGH . I'M SO SICK OF MY BELLY AND DOING SIT UPS HURT MY BACK ...UGH TODAY IS NOT MY DAY. I'M FEELING LONELY <em>46</em> I GUESS I'LL PRAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW <em>39</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:37:04 EST Another Day of Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431555 We don't need more to be thankful for, we just need to be more thankful...... I'm thankful for many blessing each day that i'm blessed to wake up and try again. <em>104</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:44:12 EST THOUGHT FOR TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428305 It never gets easier you just get stronger . That was a nice quote I read <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:59:29 EST IN DEEP THOUGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425545 Hesitation puts obstacles in your path <em>33</em> Boldness eliminates them <em>104</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:10:07 EST WHAT WE TALK ABOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424050 IT'S BETTER TO BITE YOUR TONGUE THAN TO MAKE A BITTING REMARK. PEOPLE LET'S BE DETERMINED AND JUST DO IT <em>9</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:32:59 EST Another Blessed Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421599 Yes, another day of blessings. Work Hard to achieve what you want because if you don't your stuck and left wondering why . I'm sharing what i read yesterday.... There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, accept no excuses; only results. <em>381</em> <em>9</em> <em>252</em> HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE !!! Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:42:09 EST DIDN'T THINK I WOULD DO ANYTHING TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415923 TODAY I FELT SO LAZY THAT I WAS ABOUT TO GIVE UP ,BUT I JUST KEPT TALKING TO MYSELF THEN I THOUGHT ...LET ME GET ON MY SPARK PAGE A READ INTO SOME MOTIVATION AND GUESS WHAT PEOPLE ? IT ALWAYS HELPS <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> I GOT MY WORKOUT IN AND MY THE NUTRITION THAT I NEEDED FOR TODAY . <em>4</em> <em>304</em> <em>212</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:12:29 EST slacking on the 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411657 THE FOURTH OF JULY CAME AND I DIDN'T EAT HEALTHY <em>39</em> I REALLY DIDNT EAT MUCH ,BUT I KNOW THE FOOD THAT I CHOSE WAS NO GOOD. TODAY I'M WORKING OVERTIME <em>33</em> AND I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO DO MY BEST . WE ARE NOT PERFECT BUT WE CAN STRIVE TO DO BETTER THAN WHAT WE ARE. <em>9</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 15:50:01 EST 31 DAYS TO GO HARD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407633 ANOTHER MONTH, A NEW BEGINNING FOR SOME AND NOW IT'S TIME TO GO HARD WHICH RIGHT NOW TODAY IM MORE MOTIVATED THAN EVER ... " LET'S GET IT " Mon, 1 Jul 2013 15:50:42 EST Having People Inspire You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351962 God bless me with seeing another beautiful day and I am so thankful. I'm also thankful for the words of my sparkpeople friends .They lift me up when I'm feeling down and I'm about to give up.Full of energy today, so I'm working out and moving on in hopes of a better me. Have a Great weekend everyone. Fri, 10 May 2013 10:19:28 EST STILL PUSHING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302003 IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE MY LAST POST, BUT I'M STILL HANGING IN THERE. DUE TO MY FIBROID I HAVE SLOWED DOWN A LOT BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO FIGURE THIS THING OUT. I HAVE BEEN SLOWLY CHANGING MY DIET TO JUST ONLY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES LEAVING OUT MEAT IF POSSIBLE ALSO DOING A LOT OF INTERNET SEARCHING ABOUT FIBROID. EXERCISE IS SOMETHING I'M NERVOUS ABOUT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON MY UTERUS,BUT I'm GOING CONTINUE TO WORK MY TREADMILL AT LEAST 10 MINUTES A DAY. <em>24</em> I... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:28:56 EST PRAY FOR ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266015 NOT IN THE BEST OF HEALTH BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DEAL WITH THESES FIBROIDS AND IT'S REALLY TO THE POINT WHERE IT'S PAINFUL & SCARY. I HATE HEARING THE WORD SURGERY BECAUSE I DON'T WANT GO THROUGH WITH IT ...I'm AFRAID OF NOT WAKING BACK UP...CONSTANTLY WORRYING WHO IS GOING TO CARE FOR MY CHILDREN LIKE I DO <em>24</em> SO WITH THIS IN MY PATH MY WORKOUTS HAVE BEEN SLOWING DOWN BECAUSE I'm TRYING TO KEEP THE FIBROIDS AT STAND STILL .....NOT SURE IF THAT WILL HELP ,BUT I'm LOOKING INT... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:04:36 EST STILL TRYING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257415 GOOD MORNING,GOOD AFTERNOON,AND GOOD EVENING <em>41</em> I'M STILL MAINTAINING MY EATING HEALTHY AND WEIGHT LOST. IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD ,BUT I WILL HANG IN THERE. SO MUCH TO SAY I CAN WRITE A FEW BOOKS,BUT FOR NOW I'LL JUST THANK GOD FOR HIS GRACE AND MERCY AND FOR BLESSING ME WITH MY SPARKPEOPLE FRIENDS <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:26:02 EST ARE YOU SEROUS ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211259 TODAY SO FAR HAS BEEN GREAT . I HAD A GREAT SLEEP TO START WITH ,THEN I WOKE UP AND FELT LIKE GOING ON MY TREADMILL AND I DID FOR 15 MINUTES. I USUALLY HIT THE TREADMILL IN THE AFTERNOON. AFTER DOING THAT I GOT INTO THE SHOWER AND I FELT SO GOOD <em>334</em> I FELT SO LIGHT AND I WAS FILLED WITH SO MUCH ENERGY. NOW I'M OUT AND ABOUT TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.... OH I FAILED TO MENTION THAT YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME I BROUGHT AN EGGPLANT AND LOOKED ON HERE FOR A RECIPE TO COOK IT AND GUE... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:38:34 EST ONCE AGAIN... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209936 I MUST SAY, THIS EATING HEALTHY IS REALLY GREAT. I ONCE WAS A NONE EATER OF VEGGIES ,BUT I FIND MYSELF WITH THE HELP OF SPARKPEOPLE EATING VEGGIES MORE AND MORE EACH DAY <em>4</em> LOVING THE RESULTS SO IM GOING TO KEEPON PUSHING . <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:39:27 EST WHEN I THOUGHT I WASN'T DOING GOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202245 FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS MY DIETING HAS BEEN HARD AND I DIDN'T THINK I WAS LOSING ANY WEIGHT SO I AVOIDED WEIGHING MYSELF EVERY WEEK, BUT TODAY MY MIND WAS MADE UP TO JUST DO IT AND GUESS WHAT SPARKPEOPLE ? I UNDER ESTIMATED MYSELF AND I LOST MORE POUNDS <em>9</em> THE SAYING IS "NEVER GIVE UP" <em>306</em> THANKS FOR THE MOTIVATION <em>252</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:42:20 EST My workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188784 Since this morning I have been telling myself get on the treadmill, get on the treadmill, get on the treadmill and all day long my body was saying nooooo , but finally at 6:30 Pm My mind was made up and I got myself on my treadmill for 20 minutes .I'm proud of myself .Positive thoughts will get you positive results Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:30:30 EST Happy New Year !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183088 Happy New Years to Everyone !!! Lets make it a healthy one . Tue, 1 Jan 2013 01:58:16 EST Boobs-chest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177453 Will lifting weights tighten up my boobs? I need them to be firmer and I really dont want my chest looking like a body builder.I want them to blend in with the rest of my body....Please help Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:44:05 EST December 21st :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163054 I'm not sure if I should stop my workouts if the world is suppose to end.Why do it ?I hate feeling this sad .I feel so weak . Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:40:25 EST up and down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149494 IM STARTING TO SLIP AWAY <em>24</em> ...IM GOING BACK HOME TODAY AND I WILL ,I WILL ,I WILL GET MY BUTT BACK ON MY TREADMILL <em>46</em> <em>234</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:35:06 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142542 THIS IS HARD,ALL THIS GOOD FOOD BEING COOKED <em>4</em> IM NOT COOKING BECAUSE I KNOW I WILL OVER DO IT,SO IM GOING TO MY GODMOTHERS HOUSE TO EAT SAMPLES. I BELIEVE I CAN CONTROL MY PORTIONS OVER AT HER HOUSE. I JUST STARTED MY WEIGHT LOST PROGRAM AND IM STARTING TO GET INTO A HEALTHY EATING HABBIT,SO IT'S BEST THAT I SPEND THANKSGIVING AWAY FROM MY HOME <em>246</em> I WANNA WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY ONE AND CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE SPARK <em>4</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:08:41 EST Weighing in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136549 I weighed myself and it appears that I have lost a pound a week.Can you say happy ? Lol Going harder for the next six weeks.Thanks sparkpeople ....now only if I could figure out how to post pictures from my phone :( Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:22:29 EST Ugh this treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135788 Today I kept telling myself once again to get my butt on the treadmill just for ten minutes because deep inside I wanted to take a day off .well guess what happened ? I finally got my butt on my treadmill and instead of putting it on 2.5 or 2.7 I pushed it to 2.9 and walked it out for 20 minutes which got me to do a mile finally.Slowly, but surely I'm getting the weight off .Thanks everyone for the support that you give. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:04:00 EST CONTINUE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105057 IM GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO ALL THAT I CAN TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT. I FIND IT HARD SOME DAYS TO KEEP GOING AND TO HAVE THE WILL POWER,BUT I HAVE TO KEEP TALKING TO MYSELF AS IF IM LOSING MY MIND......THANKS SPARKPEOPLE AND FRIENDS FOR THE MOTOVATION <em>252</em> <em>247</em> <em>253</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:05:50 EST Feeling Great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093992 I have been blessed to wake up another to spread the spark with such motavating people . It's been almost two weeks and im still pushing hard sticking to my goals and it feels great. Healthy eating and workingout isn't so bad after all. Last week i tried kiwi....this week i tried cottage cheese and guess what ??? I love them both. <em>334</em> Let's see what else i can eat that's healthy <em>252</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:32:32 EST Two Days off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091321 Two days off from the treadmill and now I'm back at it.I should of did the whole week ,but I know that would of not been good.My eating healthy this weekend was a little rocky, but I will continue to try.May everyone continue to spread the Spark. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:01:24 EST Up and Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086167 Time to make it happen.Treadmill here I come .Along with my healthy eating . Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:15:23 EST Pushing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085683 Another day of healthy eating and 30 minutes of the treadmill.I was not at all in the mood for walking, but I kept saying in my head "its tine to do the treadmill" and before I knew it I was sweating it out on the treadmill. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:08:29 EST My Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084007 Today I got my treadmill off of layaway and I'm so excited to put it together.well that part is done.I just finished my first treadmill workout for 30 minutes and omg I am so out of shape, but I pressed my way through and now I'm taking it easy.Second round will be tonight. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 15:42:36 EST Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080336 I'm moving kinda slow, but I'm determined to keep moving.I'm waiting to get my treadmill off layaway then I know I'll be moving faster.One day a hope and pray to run a 5/10k Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:01:51 EST Materials http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078418 Today I will achieve !!! Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:46:10 EST Fruits & Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066441 I ate a kiwi yesterday and liked it .Today will be veggie day because I'm in need for green Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:34:52 EST