SKINNYMINDEE2B's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SKINNYMINDEE2B SKINNYMINDEE2B'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/ Back on the chain gang.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668624 It has been some time since I got on here, and really laid everything out on the line for myself! <BR> <BR> With the whirlwind of emotions and such that is life that has been going on around here lately, it is now or never to hit the ground running! I am working on getting more movement into my days. I am also going to get back into doing my Zumba workouts, I loved doing them and put them on hold when my father-in-law moved in with us. <BR> <BR> I am making this vow to myself to make this... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:13:10 EST Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460569 Well, I have to say that we took the kids to the park again last night (Monday night) to get pictures that were missed the previous night due to camera malfunctions. <BR> <BR> BUT the reason for this blog is that I actually had the urge to RUN! Me and my hubby watch the "Extreme Weight Loss" show with Chris Powell, and it has really made us both sit back and realize that we need to make some changes. <BR> <BR> I have about 5 to 10 exercise apps on my phone, with the majority of them perta... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:04:34 EST My one year commitment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458529 As I type this, it is now after midnight, so my birthday is officially over an so I am counting yesterday as my "ah-ha" moment and I am going to give myself a Chris Powell one year transformation at home! I am going to push myself past my boundaries and I will succeed at this adventure! <BR> <BR> So, I will step out of my comfort zone and I will try new things! I have been wanting to start running and so I will mix that into my routine. I want to push myself to prove to myself that I can ac... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:09:54 EST "Mommy's rules" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458506 I have tried this adventure numerous times and could not figure out why I wasn't succeeding in my adventure! So, I finally realized that since I am a list maker, I needed to make a list of my "Mommy Rules" and put them up on the dry erase board in our kitchen so that I could have my hubby and kids help keep me accountable! (After a brief relapse, I am coming back with vengeance! and I WILL succeed this time!!!) <BR> <BR> So, my "mommy rules" are pretty simple.....they are: <BR> <BR> 1.) NO... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:33:15 EST something to think about..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3951628 I found another site to track things to see if they track them the way this site does..... <BR> <BR> It showed me that my BMI right now is 40.25, and anything over 40 is considered to be extremely obese. <BR> <BR> for my height, it tells me that my ideal weight is 107.78 pounds to 145.65....and that I am currently 99.35 lbs over my healthy weight...... <BR> <BR> so now this is putting things into a different perspective and I am really hell bent on making this a reality! Sat, 22 Jan 2011 23:57:24 EST my footprints......revisited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3760795 Measurements for 11/03/2010: <BR> <BR> Weight: 242.4 lbs. <BR> <BR> Neck: 14" <BR> <BR> Chest: 43" <BR> <BR> Waist: 42" <BR> <BR> Hips: 41" <BR> <BR> Thigh: 26" <BR> <BR> Calf: 15 3/4" <BR> <BR> Upper Arm: 15 3/4" <BR> <BR> Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 1 <BR> <BR> Body Fat %: 44.25 % Thu, 4 Nov 2010 00:11:00 EST I have never felt better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3760788 I have FINALLY taken my life back!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I have been working out on my Your Shape with Jenny McCarthy now since October 19th. I have missed a couple, okay 4, workouts since starting it. BUT I am not going to miss any more work outs on it! <BR> <BR> I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to work out now! I have been drinking more water, and have been cutting myself down on my pop intake. (things have been rough with some family members' health issues, but I am pushing through and NOT letting ... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 00:03:54 EST new beginnings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3615505 Tomorrow is the first full day of school for my two sons! Which means, not only will we be all getting up earlier every morning.......BUT it will be a new beginning for me! <BR> <BR> Starting tomorrow........I will be moving more, taking more walks with my daughter and our dog.........doing more yoga and strength training on the Wii! I have been doing it periodically over the summer with my kids while they were playing the Wii........but now that I will have the time to do it, I will not be... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:19:45 EST my footprints - week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3110398 Measurements for 4/12/2010: <BR> <BR> Weight: 242.6 lbs. <BR> <BR> Neck: 13 1/2" <BR> <BR> Chest: 44 1/2" <BR> <BR> Waist: 44 1/2" <BR> <BR> Hips: 42 1/2" <BR> <BR> Thigh: 25 1/4" <BR> <BR> Calf: 16 1/4" <BR> <BR> Upper Arm: 15 1/2" <BR> <BR> Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 1 <BR> <BR> Body Fat %: 47.81 % Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:57:23 EST my footprints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3080843 Measurements for 4/5/2010: <BR> <BR> Weight: 242.8 lbs. <BR> <BR> Neck: 14" <BR> <BR> Chest: 44 3/4" <BR> <BR> Waist: 43 1/2" <BR> <BR> Hips: 41 1/2" <BR> <BR> Thigh: 25 3/4" <BR> <BR> Calf: 16 3/4" <BR> <BR> Upper Arm: 15 1/2" <BR> <BR> Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 1.02 <BR> <BR> Body Fat %: 46.31 % Mon, 5 Apr 2010 03:29:43 EST my Vision statement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3080838 My reason for wanting to be a part of this "Extreme Make-Over Challenege" is because I am tired of the scale going up and not down, and I know the only reason why it is going up is because I have been slacking in the departments that need to be taken care of to keep the weight off! <BR> <BR> So, with that being said......I am retaking back my life, watching what I eat, drinking my water, dropping the pop crutch, and getting healthy again so that I can be around for my husband and children!!... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 03:24:29 EST 7 Reasons You're Still Overweight (and how to get slim fast) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2891492 #1 - Overweight people use larger plates <BR> * use a smaller plate, get a smaller belly <BR> * bonus tip: the larger the cup, the larger the gut <BR> <BR> #2 - Overweight people eat while looking at food <BR> * The sight of food tends to make our minds think we have more work to do, eating wise. <BR> * keep your food stored in the fridge or stashed in the pantry, not out on the counter tops. <BR> <BR> #3 - Overweight people eat with maximum efficiency <BR> * use a... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 01:37:24 EST Quotes to live by: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2861807 "You have come so far to take orders from a cookie" <BR> <BR> "Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> "It it is meant to be, it is up to me." - Author Unknown <BR> <BR> "Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness....never put off till tomorrow what you can ... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:14:42 EST updated measurements! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1937480 My measurements for August 4, 2007: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 15" <BR> Bicep~ 15" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 45.75" <BR> Waist~ 46" <BR> Hips~ 55" <BR> Thigh~ 27" <BR> Calf~ 16" <BR> <BR> And here are my measurements for December 5, 2008: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 13.25" <BR> Bicep~ 14.5" <BR> Arm~ 10" <BR> Chest~ 42" <BR> Waist~ 38" <BR> Hips~ 37" <BR> Thigh~ 24" <BR> Calf~ 15" <BR> <BR> So, I decided to compare them to see what my progress is at this stage in the game, and here are my findings! <BR> <BR>... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:41:16 EST updated measurements! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1601631 My measurements for August 4, 2007: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 15" <BR> Bicep~ 15" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 45.75" <BR> Waist~ 46" <BR> Hips~ 55" <BR> Thigh~ 27" <BR> Calf~ 16" <BR> <BR> And here are my measurements for December 5, 2008: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 14.25" <BR> Bicep~ 15" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 42" <BR> Waist~ 40.25" <BR> Hips~ 39" <BR> Thigh~ 24" <BR> Calf~ 15.25" <BR> <BR> So, I decided to compare them to see what my progress is at this stage in the game, and here are my findings! <BR>... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 15:05:16 EST Starting Over.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1468098 If you've started out in pursuit of your goal <BR> And you've really tried with your heart and soul, <BR> But somehow got out of control - START OVER! <BR> <BR> When you've tried your best to do what you should <BR> And you thought this time you surely would, <BR> But once again you didn't do so good - START OVER! <BR> <BR> When you've worked so hard to follow the way <BR> And you fought to win a victory each day <BR> But didn't stay ~ START OVER! <BR> <BR> When you've tried so hard to you... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 14:15:15 EST just what I needed right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1417494 What if every time you were on your way to work and ran into traffic you turned around and went home? <BR> <BR> What if every time you didn't do well on a test in school you decided to drop out? <BR> <BR> What if you didn't get the first job you interviewed for, would you give up on finding employment? <BR> <BR> What if every time your kids ticked you off, you threw them out of the house? <BR> <BR> What if you divorced your spouse the first time he got you angry, or broke up with your sig... Sat, 23 Aug 2008 01:33:47 EST in need of some shoving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1417431 I have gone and done what I swore that I would never do, which was to let myself back slide! <BR> <BR> I am so mad at myself for letting myself do it. But I have learned a HUGE lesson that me and carbs are not the best of friends like I thought we were! <BR> <BR> I am going to discuss with my hubby about us working out together. Which is a HUGE thing for me since I usually avoid letting him see me do it! <BR> <BR> So, I am looking for as many shoves in the right direction! <BR> <BR> B... Sat, 23 Aug 2008 00:01:54 EST my measurements.......one year later!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1373259 My measurements for August 4, 2007: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 15" <BR> Bicep~ 15" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 45.75" <BR> Waist~ 46" <BR> Hips~ 55" <BR> Thigh~ 27" <BR> Calf~ 16" <BR> <BR> And here are my measurements for August 1, 2008: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 13.75" <BR> Bicep~ 14.5" <BR> Arm~ 10" <BR> Chest~ 42.5" <BR> Waist~ 41.25" <BR> Hips~ 40" <BR> Thigh~ 24" <BR> Calf~ 16" <BR> <BR> So, I decided to compare them to see what my progress is at this stage in the game, and here are my findings! <BR> <... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 02:24:56 EST YAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1343523 I just realized that I made it to the half way point!!!!! <BR> <BR> I left my starting weight as what I weighed at my 6 week check up after I had my daughter in April, which was 255. I am now sitting at 227.8, which is 0.3 ounces over the actual midpoint, but heck....I will take it!!! <BR> <BR> my end goal, at least for now, is to get to 200. and then when I get there, I will see how I am feeling and then set my mark for my next goal!!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> oh yeah...I ha... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:41:04 EST measurements.....updated!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1198111 well, I have been taking my measurements off and on since August of 2007. And I am happy to report that things are really awesome!! <BR> <BR> My measurements for August 4, 2007: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 15" <BR> Bicep~ 15" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 45.75" <BR> Waist~ 46" <BR> Hips~ 55" <BR> Thigh~ 25" <BR> Calf~ 16" <BR> <BR> And here are my measurements for May 8, 2008: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 13.5" <BR> Bicep~ 15.5" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 42" <BR> Waist~ 41.75" <BR> Hips~ 40" <BR> Thigh~ 24.5" <B... Fri, 9 May 2008 13:33:58 EST a useful set of "rules" to help us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1189300 I don't remember where I got these, or how I got them but I have been meaning to post them on here! <BR> <BR> 7 stress-busting techniques to streamline your waistline......... <BR> <BR> 1.) Get centered <BR> <BR> 2.) Get positive <BR> <BR> 3.) Get it on calendar <BR> <BR> 4.) Get moving <BR> <BR> 5.) Get some distance <BR> <BR> 6.) Get more sleep <BR> <BR> 7.) Get connected Mon, 5 May 2008 17:25:50 EST measurements.....updated again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1115036 well, I have been taking my measurements off and on since August of 2007. And I am happy to report that things are really awesome!! <BR> <BR> My measurements for August 4, 2007: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 15" <BR> Bicep~ 15" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 45.75" <BR> Waist~ 46" <BR> Hips~ 55" <BR> Thigh~ 25" <BR> Calf~ 16" <BR> <BR> And here are my measurements for April 2, 2008: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 14" <BR> Bicep~ 14" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 43" <BR> Waist~ 40.5" <BR> Hips~ 42" <BR> Thigh~ 24" <BR> Ca... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 15:42:35 EST updated measurements! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1074007 well, I have been taking my measurements off and on since August of 2007. And I am happy to report that things are really awesome!! <BR> <BR> My measurements for August 4, 2007: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 15" <BR> Bicep~ 15" <BR> Arm~ 10.5" <BR> Chest~ 45.75" <BR> Waist~ 46" <BR> Hips~ 55" <BR> Thigh~ 25" <BR> Calf~ 16" <BR> <BR> And here are my measurements for March 13, 2008: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 13.75" <BR> Bicep~ 15.25" <BR> Arm~ 11" <BR> Chest~ 42" <BR> Waist~ 41" <BR> Hips~ 41" <BR> Thigh~ 24" <BR... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 01:20:22 EST 5 short chapters on change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1064474 Five Short Chapters on Change <BR> By: Author Unknown, Source Unknown <BR> <BR> Chapter 1. <BR> I walk down a street and there's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. It takes forever to get out. It's not my fault. <BR> <BR> Chapter 2. <BR> I walk down the same street. I fall in the hole again. It still takes a long time to get out. It's not my fault. <BR> <BR> Chapter 3. <BR> I walk down the same street. I fall in the hole again. It's becoming a habit. It is my fault. I get out immediat... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 00:27:18 EST really could use this right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1030941 Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. <BR> <BR> - Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> I so needed to read this right now! we have so much going on that we are trying to take care of, and I am one of those people that needs to get the big picture done first, and not the smaller things first. But I guess I should take heed in this, an... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 02:50:56 EST curves ahead..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1024435 Marissa, my youngest child and daughter, started with a cough on Wednesday night. I thought she was getting a cold, and have been watching her and figured that if she didn't get better sounding by Thursday night we would take her into either the doctor's office or prompt care to get her checked out. <BR> <BR> well, no need to go to the doctor's office or prompt care with Marissa. I have identified the culprit that has invaded the house of sickies. Marissa woke herself up out of a nice sleep... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 01:44:17 EST another set of words to live by...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1019030 I was checking my email, and received this great article that I didn't have time to copy or print, so I figured I would post it all as a blog so that I knew where to go back and get it when I needed it again! <BR> <BR> <BR> Measure Progress Without the Scale <BR> An Arsenal of Tools for Your Motivation <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical. <BR> <BR> Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especial... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 00:04:49 EST ready to rumble!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1016402 ok.....time to get ready to rumble!!!!! <BR> <BR> I got my hair cut last Wednesday, I got back down to where I was when I ended the last challenge.....and now I am ready to get some more weight off of this short little body of mine! <BR> <BR> I am looking for more and more opportunities to do some walking now.....which I never would have done before! Now, I am even looking forward to events that we have done in the past because there was too much walking......instead of dreading those eve... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 03:11:07 EST I really need to take this advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=983553 I was going through my email and got the daily quote that they send out....and this is what it said: <BR> <BR> If it is to be, it is up to me. <BR> <BR> - Author Unknown <BR> <BR> I really need to listen to this and take this advice to heart! I am a MAJOR procrastinator and so I need to break my habit of this.....and soon!!! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 03:02:53 EST my progress off the scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=947676 well, I have been taking my measurements off and on since August of 2007. And I am happy to report that things are really awesome!! <BR> <BR> My measurements for August 4, 2007: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 15 inches <BR> Bicep~ 15 inches <BR> Arm~ 10 1/2 inches <BR> Chest~ 45 3/4 inches <BR> Waist~ 46 inches <BR> Hips~ 55 inches <BR> Thigh~ 25 inches <BR> Calf~ 16 inches <BR> <BR> And here are my measurements for January 22, 2008: <BR> <BR> Neck~ 14 inches <BR> Bicep~ 15 inches <BR> Arm~ 10 3/4 inc... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 04:12:17 EST My horoscope for the year of 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=910777 I got an email from another website that said that it has the horoscopes for every sign for the year of 2008. I took a shot just to see what it has to say for me. So, here is what it said for me....I am a Leo <BR> <BR> Leo <BR> Even the most flamboyant Leos are ready to roll up their sleeves and get down to hard work. Kudos are cute, but you’ve moved on to the big time where the proof is in the pudding, not in the accolades. Whatever builds your strength and your character, whether in work o... Thu, 10 Jan 2008 02:12:07 EST A quote to live by..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=902078 I was just checking my email and got this quote in one of the emails from Spark and it really rings truth to it! <BR> <BR> Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness...never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. <BR> <BR> - Lord Chesterfield <BR> <BR> I am realizing this more and more as time goes by and my kids are growing up with each passing minute. I am also learning to take more time for myself, and more time for family and friends. I a... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 17:15:20 EST I need a kick in the butt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=879147 I really need a swift kick in the butt to get back on track! <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale, and well, you all can see my horrifying answer. I was doing great for a while, and then I slipped and it all went down hill from there! I need to get my butt in gear and to really light a fire under my butt! I am hoping that the new year will give me the motivation that I need! <BR> <BR> I really need to figure out how to make a visual motivational board like Mar has, and then plaster it every w... Mon, 31 Dec 2007 03:08:28 EST never too late for a fresh start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=864001 It was the week before Christmas <BR> and all through the firecrackers house <BR> all the creatures were moving <BR> and using their mouse. <BR> They were posting <BR> and eating right <BR> drinking their water <BR> and exercising all night. <BR> They were losing weight <BR> even inspite of themselves <BR> they were happy and jolly <BR> just like good little elves. <BR> So what do my wondering <BR> eyes should appear? <BR> An awesome team who actually <BR> lost weight this year! <BR> <BR> F... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 02:42:07 EST I really needed this right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=846852 I just opened up my email and got this email from SP with this quote in it: <BR> <BR> "A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." <BR> <BR> - Stephen Dolley Jr. <BR> <BR> Boy, I really needed this swift kick in the pants right now! I have been doing a lot of the latter part of the quote and I need to stop making excuses and just face every thing head on! (this goes for both my personal life and my weight loss journey!!) Sun, 2 Dec 2007 05:22:06 EST here's how to hit the nail on the head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=766028 Are you all aware that our team has only been a team for about two months? When I looked back to find out how long our team had existed I was a little surprised that is was not longer. I feel so close to all of you. I really feel like we have become very close friends. It is so nice to have you all to talk to about diet, kids, men, life in general... We have a great ladies night out here every day! <BR> <BR> We have about 39.5 weeks until the 4th of July. For the purposes of this update, we ... Sun, 30 Sep 2007 01:56:51 EST love this quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=762453 here is the quote that I got in one of my spark mailers today: <BR> <BR> "Stand for something or fall for anything." <BR> <BR> - Anonymous <BR> <BR> I completely 100% agree with this quote! If you can't stand up something, then you are basically saying that it is okay for someone or something to walk all over you! Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:48:26 EST man oh man..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=744780 Well, we will be busy in the next coming days. Tommy’s aunt passed away on Wednesday morning. So, we will be going to the viewing on Friday and then the funeral is on Saturday morning. After we go to that, then we are going to go back up to the campground to a surprise 50th (I think) anniversary party for friends of Tommy’s parents. <BR> <BR> Marissa had her 4 month check up on Wednesday morning! She is growing like a weed! She is 24 ½ inches long, 14 lbs. 7 oz. and her head circumference i... Fri, 14 Sep 2007 01:16:17 EST awesome weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=729781 I already posted about our Saturday at the campground....but I noticed that I haven't posted about Sunday! <BR> <BR> Well, we were up there for about 13 hours, and I swear we walked for about 11 1/2 or 12 of those hours! It was a lot of walking and boy did I enjoy it! I did take the snuggly with me and used my daughter as a weight! I even had her strapped in it, when I was pushing the double stroller during the closing ceremonies! <BR> <BR> It was just the thing I needed to spark up my in... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 04:01:17 EST loving the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=727453 we went to the campground where we met and started dating at on Saturday. we walked around the campground numerous times, and I swear in total we walked at least four hours with a couple breaks here and there! I even did great with my eating, which has been a major issue for me is eating on the weekends! <BR> <BR> we are going back up to the campground on Sunday, and I am going to take my daughter's snuggly with me so that I can use her as a weight! when we went for our walk on Saturday, I ... Sun, 2 Sep 2007 02:21:16 EST another awesome quote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=720513 "Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." <BR> <BR> - Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> This quote is going to help me out in the future! It will really help me when I get some small tasks that I need to do....and then it will just make the even bigger ones all the more while worth it! Tue, 28 Aug 2007 02:45:27 EST new quote.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=720505 I was just checking my email from this past weekend, and I got this quote in one of the emails from here! <BR> <BR> The quote is: <BR> <BR> "Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up." <BR> <BR> - Jesse Jackson <BR> <BR> I agree with this quote 100%! I think a lot of people would also agree with me on this one! I just wish more people in this world would think this way! Tue, 28 Aug 2007 02:19:48 EST I am back...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=712057 Well, I think I got the swift kick in the butt that I have been needing! <BR> <BR> After the busy weekend that we had this past one, I got my fresh game face on and I am just waiting for the kill! <BR> <BR> This past Friday was my birthday, my husband also got a call for a job that is closer to home and for $2 more an hour! So, he went and filled out his paperwork and got hired in to start first thing Monday morning. <BR> <BR> Early Sunday night, I decided to step on the scale....it rea... Wed, 22 Aug 2007 02:38:24 EST I need to regroup....badly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=705028 Well, I had gotten rid of Aunt Flo, and five of the seven pounds that she had brought in with her. Well, I though wrong! I stepped on the scale yesterday and my scale was reading more then what it was on Wednesday. But I guess that goes with the territory since I made a couple bad choices food wise. But I really need to give myself a kick in the butt! I was doing so great, and now I am back to where I started from (well, almost, I have about five more pounds if I were to go back there.....BUT... Fri, 17 Aug 2007 01:13:48 EST another quote that I love..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=693903 ok....so this one isn't weight loss related, but I love this quote anyways! <BR> <BR> It is from a country singing group called Big & Rich. I heard this comment when watching their "Between Raising Hell & Amazing Grace" concert show that was put on G.A.C. a little bit ago. <BR> <BR> The quote goes like this: <BR> <BR> “May you never have to lie, cheat or steal. But if you must, steal a kiss, cheat death, and lie with the one you love.” - Big Kenny of Big & Rich <BR> <BR> I couldn't hav... Thu, 9 Aug 2007 16:48:49 EST my progress so far...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=691280 I have been in this challenge on a couple different boards, so I have been keeping up with those. <BR> <BR> I am still OVER the 200 mark, which I am hoping to be either around it or under by the end of October for a friend's wedding. But I have been working out every day and eating A LOT better then before. I am also drinking all my water also. <BR> <BR> I have had big German hips all my adult life, or at least since high school. When I had my daughter I had hips that stuck out, what seem... Wed, 8 Aug 2007 00:17:23 EST I love this quote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=691260 If it is to be, it is up to me. <BR> <BR> - Author Unknown <BR> <BR> I was just checking my email, and this quote was in one of my messages! I love this quote....it is so true! <BR> <BR> If I want to lose all the weight, then it is up to me. It isn't up to any one else. I need to do this, if it is truly what I want to do, and it truly is what I want to do! Wed, 8 Aug 2007 00:00:54 EST on the roller coaster again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=685445 man, I really need to get off this roller coaster ride!! I personally don't care for roller coaster rides at the amusement parks, so I definitely don't care for this one! <BR> <BR> I am in major need of a new scale and to figure out the proper way to measure myself. I used my husband's regular tape measure and got some answers. Then I just had my husband help me measure myself with a normal tape measure, and I got really different answers. <BR> <BR> My husband has a lifetime membership to a... Sat, 4 Aug 2007 02:34:25 EST On My Way....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=680690 Well, it is the first of August, the official kick off day for my 2008 firecrackers challenge! I am very excited to do this and I am ready to get this show on the road! <BR> <BR> I will have to get a tape measure so that I can take better measurements. (using my hubby's tape measure isn't working for me!) I have been looking at craft stores for them, so I am hoping to get one soon. I am also hoping to get a new digital scale soon as well. (I hate having to squint to see what the number is, ... Wed, 1 Aug 2007 00:38:07 EST