TEACHINKIDS2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEACHINKIDS2 TEACHINKIDS2'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/ It's Really Just Not About YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4065023 Ok for those of you who know me, know I'm not a big time blogger....So if I am blogging then I am either extremely excited or....the opposite! Well, with that being said I am the opposite LOL <BR> <BR> This to me is a motivational, educational and inspirational site! I LOVE SPARKS! Most of you may know that I am a Sparks surfer...I don't get to post on most things that I read here...I am a serial Sparks surfer...I've read a ton of blogs, Sparkpages and even when a status is updated... <BR... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 01:14:28 EST Ok So....At What Cost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3978621 As my ds would say awwww maaaan! Some may already know because I have posted this several places today - that I am 37 minutes away from getting my FIRST ever Spark 1000 Fitness Points for the Month of January!!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>250</em> right? Yea whatever LOL <BR> At what cost for me??? Well, I AM going to do Walk It Out right now for 40 mins at a slow pace why?? My body has said ok ENOUGH lol <BR> Fibro is yelling at me and Arthritis hit me LOL <BR> I'm aching and my knees are sw... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:09:30 EST FAMILY FEUD...SP STYLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3486257 Got this on SCRAPPY_RN'S blog!! <BR> <BR> You are ( not ) allowed to use my answers ... you must use different ones!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, you can't use the same answers as the person who sent it to you.... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Name something you use in the shower?... Skin so Soft right before I get out <BR> <BR> 2. Something people hate to find on their windshield?....Flyer lol <BR> <BR> 3. Name something a man might buy before a date? .... breath mints <BR> <BR> 4. What is som... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:20:08 EST Where have I been?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3446107 Where do I begin? lol First of all, thanks to my co-leaders for catching my slack :) Thanks to my SP Friends for being most understanding! <BR> Let's see my last week consisted of a golf merit badge camp, a merit badge camp 45 mins away and a swimming and dive camp for both my kids! Wait, not finished yet LOL...My mother's car put her down so in between camps I had to take her to work and pick her up. Then a sick child and flare up from all the running around! And after ALL of that...no s... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:11:11 EST Got the T-Shirt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3290948 Let me tell you a short funny story...My dh saw me on Sparks early this morning because I had to leave for merit badge camps. As he continued getting ready he was like you got up early so you could "Spark" before you go?? I'm like DUH..yeah LOL <BR> He so he was like you eat breath and sweat SPARKPEOPLE? Got the T-Shirt? <BR> Hmmm...good idea hunny I said, and kissed his cheek and showed him the T-Shirt's that HE didn't think existed...HAHA I'm so ordering one LOL!! Maybe even 2... One fo... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 23:18:02 EST Missing in Action! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3020642 My apologies to my teams for my being MIA. I am having an arthritic wrist/thumb flare up and wearing an UGLY brace haha lol <BR> Unfortunately, it is my right hand and well, I am right handed lol So typing is reallll slow. I pray I haven't missed any bdays and my daughter is going to check in tomorrow and type for me! <BR> <BR> Missing everyone, <BR> <BR> teachin Fri, 19 Mar 2010 21:14:11 EST That's Our Story and We're Stickin To it! lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2797365 Ok ok the panic is over...Ironically I am just logging back in to read StephanieMeyers comment...I hadn't read it until now but...We came in earlier and we looked at the Wii and huddling together my two kid's and I pretended to sob loudly being absolutely silly LOL I said plug her in one more time son and he does and WHOAAAA it worked....It's a relief to have read Stephanie's comment but earlier we just knew it was a miracle LOL Technically it is, but we didn't know about the resetting we ... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:27:01 EST It's My Party...and I'll Cry If I Want To LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2793561 Say it isn't so!!!! Does anyone remember back in the days when our grandparents would unplug EVERYTHING when the lightening and storming got bad! Well, I should have!!! <BR> My Wii is fried NOOOOOOOOOOO lol <BR> <BR> My birthday is Friday and guess what I was going to get???Guess???? lol <BR> Wii Fit Plus!!!!!! Now I need a Wii LOL <BR> OK My brain is fried to ...I had to edit this because my birthday is Thursday not Friday LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> grrrrrrrrrr I just had to make it funny so I ... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:32:12 EST Flare Ups!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2765119 Just a quick note to thank everyone for all the well wishes! I am feeling better than I was feeling! I was happy when I thought I could eliminate one of those meds for Fibro...So I will be calling the doctor in the morning saying nope it didn't work out at ALL LOL <BR> And can you tell how late I am up typing this...I'm like all out of whack and schedule... <BR> <BR> On a good note, my son was voted Patrol Leader for his patrol in scouts! woohoo <BR> He is so excited yay! <BR> <BR> Again ... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:23:43 EST LAP Challenge Accountability! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2694700 That's just what my LAP Team challenge is! Being accountable! That helps me in more ways than one! As one of my sparkfriends often says, seeing the numbers helps with accountability! And when others are posting they exercised or drank 8 glasses I feel like well hey I can do that too LOL <BR> And I feel I've done my part on the team and for ME! So it's a win win situation lol! <BR> <BR> Also, I've been on 3 different challenges and meet some new people that I never lose friendship with! ... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 21:31:32 EST Had to Vent! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2604708 I am getting annoyed at people that do NOT want emails sent to them! But have the nerve to email me to say do not email them! On the emails it tells you how NOT to receive them... <BR> I send out emails on Sundays with motivational poems and IF there is a birthday which are far and few between on one of my teams! So if you don't want motivation or support you just might be on the wrong site! <BR> <BR> Enough Said... <BR> Am I mad yeah I am LOL Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:37:56 EST It Takes a Challenge! LAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2564974 Why oh why does it take a challenge to kick me in gear LOL I'm not a very competitive person at all...But the LAP Buddy Challenge is awesome! Maybe it's because I am on a team and want to do my part. I've exercised now for over a year provided my Fibro lets me lol...But it the challenges and the friendships just sweeten the deal in my opinion. My favorite part is the Daily Bonus. You just never know what you have to do until that day, it keeps it interesting to me! I have daily dares on... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:19:40 EST In The Garden Of Your Heart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2506291 <em>465</em> <em>67</em> <em>125</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> In The Garden Of Your Heart <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> The seed is the "Word planted," in the garden of your heart, <BR> keep it planted there, don't let it depart. <BR> It will need tending, by the prayers that you pray, <BR> God will send some rain and sunshine your way. <BR> <BR> Keep the soil soft by the words that you speak, <BR> the results that you get will be so sweet. <BR> Be watchful for weeds, for they will surely co... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 10:52:03 EST ~Successful Habits~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2487855 <em>465</em> <em>87</em> <em>465</em> <em>87</em> <em>465</em> <em>87</em> <em>465</em> <em>87</em> <em>465</em> <em>87</em> <BR> SUCCESSFUL HABITS <BR> <BR> Whatever you do again and again turns into a habit. And your habits have a profound effect on the quality of your life. <BR> Look honestly at what you do each day. What things are moving you forward, and what things are you doing that keep holding you back? <BR> <BR> Your actio... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 11:01:19 EST If You Can't Go Over or Under, Go Round! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2469628 I have to thank a wonderful SP Friend (THENEWME43) for the inspiration of this blog/poem! I was I admit grumbling LOL about a certain diet I'm on and her comment on my action feed brought you this wonderful uplifting Poem! <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> If You Can't Go Over or Under, Go Round <BR> <BR> A baby mole got to feeling big, <BR> And wanted to show how he could dig; <BR> So he plowed along in the soft, warm dirt <BR> Till he hit something hard,... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:21:38 EST ~SLOW DANCE~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2450809 <BR> <BR> SLOW DANCE <BR> <BR> Have you ever watched kids <BR> On a merry-go-round? <BR> Or listened to the rain <BR> Slapping on the ground? <BR> Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight? <BR> Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? <BR> You better slow down. <BR> Don't dance so fast. <BR> Time is short. <BR> The music won't last. <BR> <BR> Do you run through each day <BR> On the fly? <BR> When you ask How are you? <BR> Do you hear the reply? <BR> When the day is done <BR> Do you li... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 10:24:07 EST ~Magnificent Garden~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2432167 Instead of looking for reasons to complain, <BR> look for ways to be joyful. <BR> When you're not sure what to do t, <BR> take a long, deep breath and smile a delightful, sincere smile. <BR> Put a little beauty in your thoughts <BR> and you'll see much beauty in your world. <BR> Think again and again of all that you have to be thankful for. <BR> <BR> Peacefully accept what is, <BR> and transform it into the best of what can be. <BR> Remember that nothing ends up being the way it first ... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 09:36:36 EST See It Through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2421889 <BR> <BR> When you're up against a trouble, <BR> Meet it squarely, face to face; <BR> Lift your chin and set your shoulders, <BR> Plant your feet and take a brace. <BR> When it's vain to try to dodge it, <BR> Do the best that you can do; <BR> You may fail, but you may conquer, <BR> See it through! <BR> <BR> ~Edgar Guest <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/7/b27030685.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 03:57:06 EST LAP Blog~Act as If... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2416299 Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James <BR> <BR> what a lovely quote...at such a lovely time :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Sep 2009 09:05:18 EST LAP Challenge~The Climb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2399627 <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <BR> If any of you have any pre-teens and teens out there then you've probably heard this song...It's how I heard it...But the image is good and it goes with an email I sent out ~ Joy In Your Journey <BR> <BR> It's the Climb by:Miley Cyrus <BR> <BR> I can almost see it <BR> That dream I am dreaming <BR> But there's a voice inside my head saying <BR> "You'll never reach it" <BR> <BR> Every step I'm taking <BR> Every move I make ... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:21:57 EST The Power To Change Your World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2394800 The power to change your world <BR> <BR> Your thoughts can change in an instant. And because of that, your whole outlook can change just as quickly. <BR> Have you ever been feeling down and then suddenly encountered a wonderful, positive surprise? Just like that, the world around you changed from dismal to beautiful. <BR> <BR> The only thing that really changed, however, was your thinking. Yet it was more than enough to completely transform the situation. <BR> <BR> You have the power t... Sat, 12 Sep 2009 22:53:26 EST Energy Boost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2337871 On one of my wonderful teams, we posted our thoughts about Positive Thinking...and then I got this email today! Just had to share :) <BR> <BR> ENERGY BOOST <BR> If you wanted to raise your level of energy, what would you think about? What would you say, how would you act, how would you carry yourself, and what things would you focus upon? <BR> Imagine being filled with so much positive energy that it overflows into the world around you. Think about... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:57:48 EST Beyond What is Comfortable! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2318560 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/9/b499351194.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Beyond what is comfortable <BR> <BR> Progress is made by doing what you have not done before. To truly grow stronger, you must step beyond what is comfortable and familiar. <BR> Just outside your door is a whole wonderful world of new possibilities. And with those new possibilities come new and difficult challenges. <BR> <BR> Go ahead, and have the courage to open that door and to step outside your comfort zone. ... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 20:42:37 EST Pain Management! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2285426 I have reached the end of my Physical Therapy...Tomorrow er...today should be my last day! They feel confident in my current fitness levels and training they've shown me for stretching and strengthening my core...I've also been through Occupational Therapy the past month as well! So they are turning me loose LOL...My paperwork says I am one of the most fit Fibro patients they've had and my treatments end with positive outlook and I seem optimistic and willing to do what needs to be done...T... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:43:39 EST The Internet and I... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2258704 And the saga continues..... <BR> Well, hopefully yesterday was the last day of my connection troubles...I have to admit that At&t sent out one of their best and nicest employees to my house...He went under the house and found a terrible wire to a phone jack that is causing the phone etc problems...So he cut it off completely and called me on my cell..to tell me....And then he said he could come back next week if it's a line that I do use....Well upon returning home it isn't even a phone jack ... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 14:55:36 EST Do It Anyway!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2240234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/2/b328557380.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DO IT ANYWAY! <BR> <BR> Are you afraid that what you attempt might not work? You could very well be right -- it may not work. <BR> Go ahead and do it anyway. Go ahead and find out for yourself. <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> Either it will work and you'll be successful, or it won't work and you'll learn something valuable. Even an unsuccessful attempt is much better than no a... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:32:52 EST Still NO Internet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2231572 Just a quick note to my Spark Family that my internet is STILL not working lol... <BR> It's been about 2 weeks now of no phone/internet service!!! The new providers have to come out and do wiring due to the terrible service of the other and said I should be up and running tomorrow! So this is why I have not posted or responded as well like I used to! I miss everyone and hope to be back on everyone's pages SOON! lol <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:44:20 EST Grrr...the Internet lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2195781 Greetings my wonderful teammates! <BR> <BR> I am writing to let everyone know I shall be MIA AGAIN grrrr due to the very poor isp I chose...We are currently changing and the new service should be up Friday but since it's a holiday Monday is the latest!! So I log in from my mom's etc...I even call her when I can't make it over to just log me in for my streaks...So I haven't forgotten my Sparks family and if I don't reply fast like normal you know why...Have a great holiday everyone .... L... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 15:38:48 EST My Foot is Slipping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2156690 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: <BR> <BR> When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. <BR> <BR> Psalm 94:18-19 NIV <BR> <em>296</em> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:09:04 EST Water Exercises and ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2148738 <em>237</em> Water exercise improves flexibility and range of motion, strengthens and tones muscles without hurting vulnerable joints. <BR> Did you know the water can help you: <BR> Lose weight effectively <BR> Improve balance and agility <BR> Ease arthritis pain <BR> Recover from surgery <BR> Alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia, RSD and MS <BR> Strengthen Mus... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:01:52 EST Physical Therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2126986 For the first time in my life..I love physical therapy. I've been for everything under the sun before I was diagnosed with Arthritis & Fibromyalgia. I'm at a new facility that my Fibro dr recommended! Wow... I still have pain etc...put the stretches and core exercises Kathleen has shown me helps! She says my progress is a bit faster because most of her patients aren't as active or exercise as much as I do... <em>244</em> GO ME lol...She introduced me to a foam roller for exercise and I ... Fri, 5 Jun 2009 21:33:10 EST Count Your Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2088908 Count Your Blessings <BR> <BR> Unknown Author <BR> <BR> I've never made a fortune, <BR> and it's probably too late now. <BR> But I don't worry about that much, <BR> I'm happy anyhow. <BR> <BR> And as I go along life's way, <BR> I'm reaping better than I sowed. <BR> I'm drinking from my saucer, <BR> 'Cause my cup has overflowed. <BR> <BR> Haven't got a lot of riches, <BR> and sometimes the going's tough. <BR> But I've got loving ones all around me, <BR> and that makes me rich ... Sun, 24 May 2009 12:11:10 EST Count Your Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2088905 Count Your Blessings <BR> <BR> Unknown Author <BR> <BR> I've never made a fortune, <BR> and it's probably too late now. <BR> But I don't worry about that much, <BR> I'm happy anyhow. <BR> <BR> And as I go along life's way, <BR> I'm reaping better than I sowed. <BR> I'm drinking from my saucer, <BR> 'Cause my cup has overflowed. <BR> <BR> Haven't got a lot of riches, <BR> and sometimes the going's tough. <BR> But I've got loving ones all around me, <BR> and that makes me rich ... Sun, 24 May 2009 12:10:33 EST Anything is Possible~A lil' Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2070103 <em>185</em> <em>68</em> <em>414</em> <em>52</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE <BR> ~unknown~ <BR> <BR> If ever there was a time to dare, <BR> to make a difference, <BR> to embark on something worth... Sun, 17 May 2009 19:35:43 EST The Weed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2049661 <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <BR> THE WEED <BR> <BR> Its small, yellow head peeks sweetly through the grass, eager to kiss the sun's golden rays of light. It's just a weed, a nuisance a pain only, there to annoy. <BR> <BR> Or is it? <BR> <BR> It IS just a weed, with a short, outcast life. <BR> But it spends its short life better than most, <BR> Living only ... Sun, 10 May 2009 11:40:23 EST A light bulb went off~ty MISSBEAR11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2019744 <em>3</em> A fellow sparker (MISSBEAR11) turned the light bulb on for me! <BR> Have you ever heard the saying~some people can have all the lights on and still be in the dark~ LOL umm...yeah that's me hehe <BR> <BR> Tweaking/Reflections on the month of April and how to tweak that for May she said! Well, WATER H2O <em>91</em> <em>194</em> Drink more! I probably wouldn't get enough water if I lived in a darn POOL lol.... <BR> <BR> Some days I get it in some days I don't...If I drink the ... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:55:50 EST Baggy Britches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1977103 YAY! My pants are baggy...Annoyingly baggy~meaning pulling them up and they still slide down to your low waist! Before I could wear a belt for accessory purposes. Now I wear one so the pant's don't drop to low. How cool is that?!?! LOL Can't wait to completely change sizes...but baggy is sooo good! <BR> I've lost inches again!!! A whopping 4.5 inches lost overall since the beginning of March! <BR> <BR> How I got the nickname baggy britches today from my husband is another blog entry... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:58:31 EST Spinning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1948946 I went to my very first Spinning Class today <em>244</em> ...And it was sooo much fun!! I have dreaded it and thought ohhh I can't do that etc etc..Boy was I wrong and what really made me proud was, at the beginning of the class I told the lady I was new so she showed me the ropes. Midway through the workout she gave me a thumbs up and said woohoo for hanging in there!!! AND at the end she said wow this your first spin class and I said "yes", she was like wow you did the whole thing you sh... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:45:05 EST Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1938337 Yay I'm all signed up for the Walk on May the 2. It's a great family walk and day...I've pleged a personal goal of raising $150 dollars...Wish me luck :) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/6/b262672141.jpg"> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 22:21:04 EST YMCA! wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1913420 YAY...I joined the YMCA today!!! My kids have asked and asked and today we did it. Well, they went to go play tennis and I went to the 30 minute café they call it...Which is a 3o min. circuit training session...OH MY...wow!!!We modified some moves because of the Arthritis and Fibromyalgia...but my joints were screaming by the time I left...I will give it a couple of tries...but if it affects me to terrible even after to getting used to it I will have to go back to the basics that I now do..... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:20:02 EST Just for Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1899108 Just for Today <BR> I will live through the next 12 hours and try not to tackle all of life's problems at once. <BR> <BR> I will improve my mind, I will learn something that requires effort and concentration. <BR> <BR> I will be agreeable. I will look my best, speak in a well modulated voice, and be courteous and considerate. <BR> <BR> I will not find fault with a friend, relative or colleague. I will not try to change or improve anyone but myself. <BR> <BR> I will have a programme. I mi... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 08:52:55 EST Getting Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1876644 Ugh!!! I hope to get over this cold this weekend...My workout week has been horrible. I hope to start the new spark week off right! I haven't been my normal self this week. But I'll be back to popping in on spark pages and emails soon :) lol Fri, 13 Mar 2009 16:23:55 EST ~Nothing tastes as good, as fit feels! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1832056 I have finally learned to not let the scale smash my motivation!!! Sometimes it doesn't go down as fast as most of us would like...If you have any time of medical issues and take meds...then to me (in my case) the scale moving seems to be minimal...For anyone that knows me probably has noticed my tracker doesn't move. I don't weigh in I decided to do monthly...Bigger weight losses seem to work for me...A pound in a week only makes me mad lol...Reason being I take various meds and when I go ... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:41:03 EST No Fried Foods! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1805805 "If you want it FRIED...you got to go BUY IT" My motto for the past year. My brother in law noticed that the past 2 weeks he's been staying with us. I haven't fried chicken in so long...It has been over 2 years now. My husband told him that's the only way to get fried foods in here but now I gotta go get her something to eat because she won't eat it <em>246</em> . I was having one of my fibro flares and not feeling well and I wasn't about to eat fried chicken. That was one of the easie... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:12:16 EST WOW! Inches Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1798142 <em>236</em> Wow...I have on a pair of jeans I haven't worn in umm...forever. <BR> I can't get the scale to say what I want it to lol...But the inches are obviously speaking volumes. I have shopped plus size for a couple of years now...And today to have on a size 16 jeans JEANS in misses is like WOW! I bought these about 3 years ago when I worked at Curves and exercised like 6 days a week and had lost all the weight. Then Fibromyalgia hit me like a ton a bricks and the long 3 year battle... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:43:37 EST I'm baaaack!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1730253 I get to start out doing 15 mins a day again. The new meds...just might be working <em>244</em> Maybe I can get back to working out consistently again!!! Look Out Sis...your daily "lets work out" calls are coming....I'm baaaaaaaaaaack lol <BR> <BR> *fingers crossed" Prayed Up :) <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:02:36 EST Goal Not Met: But Maintaining!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1707724 Ohh what a feeling!!!! I am so thankful to God in the midst of my health issues right now that I have the strength...the stamina....the Willpower even to eat correctly and exercise when I can. I used to work out 5-6 times a week. I had gotten up to that much in October/November. But I'm having some health issues due to some being female related to my Fibromyalgia. The mixing of the medicines...the pain pills....the ENERGY to get out of bed let alone exercise is exhausting....But still I ... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 19:00:40 EST Thankful For.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1585526 I'm thankful to God for my wonderful family (my husband, my kids, mom, dad, my sister and her wonderful family). Thankful for the awesome friends I have in my life. Thankful for their health and happiness. Thankful in spite of my condition, I can still get out and do more than I even think I can do at times. Thankful for SparkPeople and the Sparktastic people and friends I've met. May you have a blessed holiday. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed & Be a blessing... <BR> I’m thankful for e... Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:12:03 EST What is my Motivation!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1559628 I have to say I am more motivated by being able to motivate others! Before joined SparkPeople I had lost 15 lbs now in addition I have lost 8 pounds <em>244</em> <BR> What motivates me?? A loving family I'd love to be around a lot longer to nag nag nag.... <BR> My health....being diagnosed a few years back with high blood pressure and just taking the pill was good enough. NOW recently, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Arthritis. Still what motivates ME?? After working out I am in ... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 23:18:11 EST Short Term Goal~Kick it up a Notch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1545640 My Short Term Goal is to spice it up a bit and add a new exercise in addition to my Leslie Sansone DVD's. Sun, 2 Nov 2008 23:14:36 EST