TEE803's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEE803 TEE803'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/ Pink cloud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465588 Week one back on the Spark train and I'm down 7.4 pounds! <BR> <BR> I know it will slow down from here, but to go from 204 to 196.6 was an incredible feeling and incredible motivator to start week 2! <BR> <BR> Now I need to remember the pink cloud I'm riding on now, bottle this feeling, if you will. And by pink cloud, I mean that high you get when you see results from hard work that keeps you motivated. <BR> <BR> But we all know that doesn't last. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but it's j... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:06:20 EST Third time's a charm... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463422 Well here I am...third time around the Spark block, over 200 pounds once again, and feeling like crap...again. <BR> <BR> But my pain is great enough that I'm ready for a change once again. None of my clothes fit, I hate what I see in the mirror, and I feel out of control...Again. <BR> <BR> I don't know why I insist on thinking that once I get to a certain point where I feel comfortable in my skin, I can just go back to doing what I was doing. I guess I get to a point where I just get ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:14:51 EST My biggest mistakes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917081 So here is another random blog by me...I figured it's been almost 2 months since I posted my last one, and thought I'd update the Sparkworld on my progress. <BR> <BR> To date I am down an even 24lbs...I am back in my size 12's comfortably and really starting to feel good about myself again:-) <BR> <BR> I've been down this road more times than I can count...I guess you could call me a "chronic relapser" or just one who has "yoyo-ed" my entire life with my weight. <BR> I've ALWAYS struggled w... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 23:59:37 EST Relapse and Recovery... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4835902 I was thinking that to feel officially "back to Spark" I should probably blog...I'm sure it will be very random and bounce all over the place, but here goes... <BR> <BR> In February I finally decided that I couldn't possibly gain another pound, so I made the decision to give Nutrisystem a try. For all the time I was on here, most of the success stories emphasized the importance of tracking my food...I kept trying to dodge this. The idea of keeping track of everything I put in my mouth mad... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:27:53 EST Good to be back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481738 I just wanted to say how good it is to be back...I'm am both grateful and thankful that I have the Spark community in my life! <BR> <BR> I got to the point where I was broken once again...putting everything and anything in my mouth...lying around as opposed to getting up and moving...the scale went up, my clothes got tight and I was once again unhappy looking in the mirror again. But lucky for me I had Spark to come back to! It's been 9 days of consistency, and I'm down 3lbs. Although i... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:51:21 EST Here we go again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4465748 Here it is...the straight up honest truth... <BR> <BR> Ok...so here I go again...20lbs later I'm miserable and uncomfortable in my skin. My pants are getting tight and I'm searching my closet for that shirt that "doesn't make me look as fat". Duh. It's time to get moving and get back into my clothes...comfortably! I'm praying so hard that I can remain consistent this time. I have that history of "never finishing anything I start"...And I did NOT want my weight loss to be that...but here... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:41:15 EST OUCH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3717594 I gotta say that I just one of the hardest things I've had to do here on Spark...I changed my ticker to the 12lbs I GAINED...I was so hesitant in doing so. It was just such a reality check that I had to face. (even though I was very well aware by the way my clothes fit and the number I faced on the scale today...) <BR> <BR> My sister said I needed to do it if I REALLY wanted to recommit. She was right. <BR> <BR> But...I'm keeping my chin up. It could have been MUCH worse! I just can't... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:28:32 EST Back to the drawing board... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3714012 Well, here I am again...back to the drawing board. I have become complacent to say the very least. I have gained more weight than I care to discuss right now and I am ashamed that I am practically starting over...But I know that Sparking works. As sure as recovery works to keep my drug addiction at bay, is as sure as Spark keeps me motivated to lose weight. And for me eating can make my life almost as unmanageable as drugs can... <BR> <BR> It's been a rough few months. Somewhere along... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:58:45 EST A Sparker at Heart... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2672545 Ok fellow Sparkers...I KNOW I've been slacking lately! With the holidays and just preparing for the holidays, I just wasn't finding the time to fit everything in...such as the gym or working out in general. I DID squeeze in 2 work outs in in the last two weeks, but have definitely not felt like myself (or NEW self shall I say)...BUT today I made up my mind that I MUST prioritize! I FINALLY went to the gym and got 50 minutes on the elliptical and several strength training exercises in...Wel... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:47:52 EST A year ago... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2666725 One year to the day... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/3/b137615469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/6/b361004178.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/8/b483052604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/4/b649650073.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I still have some work to do! But thanks to Sparking I have come this far! And thanks to Spark People I will reach my goals this year! Woo Hoo! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 22:12:25 EST The new addition to my body... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2643439 Well, as some of you know my divorce is final as of yesterday...Although we've been a part for some time, it being official is really beginning a new chapter in my life. <BR> <BR> So today I got my third tattoo. Each one has significant meaning to me and the latest addition is no exception. It just may be the most meaningful one yet. I chose a dragonfly... <BR> <BR> "The main symbolisms of the dragonfly are renewal, positive force and the power of life in general. Dragonflies can also... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:32:55 EST Christmas...heavy sigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2627933 Ya know...I'm definitely one NOT big on this whole Christmas nonsense...when they first started playing the Christmas music at work I think I would have rather stabbed my eyes out with a fork...that crap gets stuck in my head like a stinkin tumor... <BR> <BR> To me I guess I really had so many Christmas's in a row that were a complete nightmare. My now EX husband and I fought every single year. Money was an issue most years. And the depression always set in. I guess to me, Christmas is... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 23:33:19 EST This time last year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2590862 Well...looking back, this time last year not only was I 50lbs heavier, but my way of life was sooo much different. <BR> <BR> This time last year, I had consumed enough calories for 2 days BEFORE we even sat down to Thanksgiving dinner! <BR> <BR> This time last year, I DID NOT sit comfortably in a movie theater chair! (a Thanksgiving tradition) Not to mention I ate my way through the movie...Pop corn, candy and pop... <BR> <BR> This time last year I was worried about what I would fit i... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 21:23:37 EST Life happens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2567198 Well people...as many of you know, I had a really rough week last week. It felt like my world was crashing down around me and my attitude went with it. I hadn't felt that bad in a really long time. <BR> <BR> The expression "when it rains it pours" IS very true...but what I found, is how you handle it makes all the difference in the world. Being an addict, I wanted that outside factor to comfort me. In this case, it wasn't even drugs...it was FOOD! I felt if I went to the bakery and go... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 21:28:36 EST It's EVIL I tell you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2542689 I hate blogging when I'm in "that" frame of mind...I fear it comes off as whiny and smackable...but it's also the time that I need support the most, so here I am, reaching out. <BR> <BR> I bought a new scale on Tuesday. My last one went on the fritz. It was a cheaper one I bought from Target, so no surprise it didn't last. But the new one is a Weight Watcher. I paid a little more, but figured it would be worth it in the long run. <BR> <BR> Little did I know that this stupid scale wo... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 19:20:56 EST My Vision Collage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2489344 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/1/b315818498.jpg"> Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:18:52 EST OMG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2477214 I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at the scale this morning! I have been soooo frustrated lately having been plateaued for over a month!!! BUT GUESS WHAT??? I stepped on the scale and I didn't want to throw it out the window!!! 178! 178!!! EVEN!!! I'm in the 170's!!! I honestly didn't believe my eyes. I thought it HAD to be wrong! So I kept moving the scale all over the room and reweighing to make sure it was right! And sure enough! 178! I started this journey at 227!!! A... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:22:37 EST I have been reSPARKED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2433770 Yesterday I attended the Spark Convention in Kentucky. All I can say is WOW! What an AMAZING day of real life SPARKING! I met so many wonderful people and heard so many inspirational stories...I even got to meet Chris Downie himself! <BR> <BR> The best part is that I have been reSPARKED! It was JUST the motivation to keep me on track with my journey. I am so close. But lately I have been plateaued. Talk about FRUSTRATION! But yesterday I learned a few things. I learned that I prob... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 21:52:09 EST Scale Frustration... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2402312 I know that my blogs are up and down, but I really have to vent about my scale frustration! I have been keeping up with the gym or walking at LEAST 3 times a week...I don't EVER indulge in anything I shouldn't...I get all my water in in a day and then some...I stay within my calorie range...BUT...my stupid scale won't move! I mean I FEEL thinner...my pants are falling off. I just FINALLY bought all size 12's...(started out in a size 18!) AND my gym scale USED to be in sync with my scale a... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:53:49 EST Great Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2376541 Today was a great day...not the typical great day but one of those epiphany great days! <BR> <BR> My girlfriend and I took our kids to Sandcastle today which is a water park in Pittsburgh. I remember last year when we went I had the usual stressers of the extremely overweight individual....Mostly, "O God I have to wear a bathing suit in public"...THIS year however, I was much more relaxed with the whole ordeal. 45lbs less than last summer, I actually got ready without thinking much about i... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 22:14:38 EST Telling on myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2371920 As many of you know, I'm a recovering addict...and if there is one thing I learned in recovery, it's that our secrets make us sick and the best thing I can do for myself is tell on myself if I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing... <BR> <BR> I have to admit for the last week or two I have been really slacking on my Spark living! I have still been faithfully showing up here everyday but have not been giving it my all as I have done for the last 6 months. I have this last 20lbs to lose... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 20:58:02 EST SPARK CHAT... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2344938 Is anyone else having troubles with their spark chat feature? I haven't been able to sign on for a few days....usually it just signs on for me...but even a few days before that it kept randomly signing on and off on me! <BR> <BR> I miss chatting with my spark friends! I didn't know if there was any way to fix it or if anyone else was having an issue with this! <BR> <BR> Please let me know! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:59:59 EST It's contagious! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2333000 I have an observation that when I thought about it, it was pretty amazing....This healthy living is CONTAGIOUS! I just do what I do and can't believe how it is effecting the people that surround me...Like yesterday my best friend Vinny texted me to tell me that he extended his walking route! Since I got started, HE started walking every morning! I'm so very proud of him...not just that but even the people I work with. I have them all calling fatty foods and junk "satan's food"...it's like... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:17:18 EST Energized! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2313189 I just want to confirm the effects that exercise actually has on us! <BR> <BR> I worked the night shift last night (which I hate and CANNOT get used to!) and when I got home this morning I couldn't fall asleep. When I finally did, I woke up 3 hours later, still tired, and unable to doze back off...I mine as well have been sleeping because I laid here for 2 hours watching tv, hoping to either fall asleep or get motivated to do something... <BR> <BR> I decided I was going to the gym in the h... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:25:39 EST It wasn't even painful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2310291 I'm soooo excited!!! Today I decided that I REALLY needed a pair of pants that actually fit me, so I went to Old Navy...I haven't tried clothes on in a while at the store so of course I was totally dreading it! BUT...I couldn't believe it when I was pulling 14's and some of them were too big! I actually had to buy a size 12 in these awesome pair of white jeans!!! <BR> <BR> When I started all this back in March, I was comfortably in a size 18...I HATED buying new clothes and would have ... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:22:32 EST Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2301787 This is a subject with which I find myself having great difficulty with lately...I've been having those days where I just can't seem to fit all I feel I need to accomplish in one day. That dumb phrase "there's just not enough hours in the day" seems to be haunting me! <BR> <BR> This week has been pretty monumental for me. Most of you know I had a birthday and celebrated 2 years clean and sober...Well with having my 2 years clean, it is suggested that you do "7 in 7"....this means 7 meetin... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:10:11 EST 2 YEARS DOWN... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2289120 Well...today we celebrate 2 years clean and sober! 2 years down, the rest of my life to go...I can hardly believe it's gone so quickly. When I reflect on my life and the way I was before August 5, 2007 I can hardly believe it. It's like I reflecting on someone else's life...NOT MINE. There's a lot of things I wish I could have done differently, but I guess that wasn't God's plan. If I hadn't have gone through what I did then I certainly wouldn't be the person I am today. Right? <BR> <... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 08:38:42 EST THANKS GUYS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2286351 WOW!!! YOU GUYS ARE GREAT! I want to thank EVERYONE who dropped by my page and my blog and gave me goodies sharing in my SPECIAL DAY! <BR> <BR> And while I'm here, I want to reflect upon yesterday and share with you what I learned... <BR> <BR> There was no party, no cake, no "yippee I'm another year older!"...BUT I DID HAVE... amazing love and support from my Spark Peeps, my family, my friends, my co workers, a lot of out of tune random singing (which I LOVED), flowers from my co worker... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 10:45:04 EST Just not the same! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2282973 Well, today is my birthday...I'm not saying that so people tell me happy birthday, I'm saying that because I'm wondering where along the line birthdays became just BLAH...Remember when we were little and we looked FORWARD to being another year older? When all day you felt DIFFERENT because the day was the next best thing to Christmas? At what age does all that change? I mean, I'm off to work soon, which just makes this just another mundane day...nothing special...And I'm 39 today and I thi... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 10:56:02 EST Pushing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2272757 Today's one of those days where I'm really super glad that this journey has become a habit! I in no way felt like going to the gym today but out of habit I got dressed and headed to the gym...I even did the heavy sigh before hopping on the eliptical, but yet I kept going through the motions. After 7 minutes I just wanted to hop down, but no...I do a minimum of 30 minutes, so again, I kept going...The end result is I am so glad I did!!! We have a saying in recovery "FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT!... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:22:54 EST Funny but true! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2256842 I had to share this with my Spark Friends! At work today, my co-worker, Goodness (yes her REAL name) said something that really made me crack up! My boss has yet to order me new work shirts and they are sooo big on me! (with the exception of the two my sister already took in...) She said that she liked me in the striped shirt...I said "but it's huge!" And her response was...."Better your shirt be huge on you than you be huge in your shirt!" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY TRUE!!!! <BR> <BR... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:42:40 EST I SAW IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2255399 I just have to say how sooooo excited I am! Here I thought I might be totally plateauing and now that TOM is gone I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EYES!!! Stepped on the scale yesterday and it was 191...TODAY I stepped on the scale and saw 188!!!!!! 188!!!! I'M ACTUALLY DOING THIS!!!! Even if the 188 doesn't stick for the moment I DON'T CARE! I saw UNDER 200, UNDER 190! It's unbelievable! Thank you everyone for you all your positive words and support to keep me on track even when I didn't want to! ... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 08:26:30 EST Better attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2233551 Ok....yesterday my attitude was TERRIBLE! The scale sucks...my attitude followed right along with it. Today I'm attempting to have a better day in general. I know darn well it's my TOM. But I'm sooo glad I blogged! Everyone's support was invaluable to me! It got me through it. I'm still not happy at the stupid number on the scale, but I still stayed on track. I walked. I ate right. I can't do much more than that and I know it. ONE DAY AT A TIME. A hard thing to swallow sometimes b... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:25:23 EST Plateau or TOM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2230675 I'm so absolutely irritated at the moment it's not even funny...I have not wavered from heathy eating and exercising AT ALL and yet I just got off the stupid scale and it's STILL bouncing around the same number for well over a week now! In fact I have gone up and down between 2lbs and it's just not fair...I've working my butt off!!! I'm bloated and my stomach is sticking out again and I can't stand it. I just got back to the point where I can pull off my shorter tank tops and now I feel li... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:40:13 EST You really CAN'T judge a book by it's cover... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2212127 I haven't felt the whole "blogging" thing lately, but this morning my best friend told me something that really inspired a blog...He said his sponser told him to "be careful who you tell your personal information to because you don't always know who your real friends are. People will judge you." Which got me thinking... <BR> <BR> How true this is. As human beings I think that we all tend to be a little (or a lot) judgemental. We judge people on their appearances, what they have, what the... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 09:58:40 EST Awesome recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2144540 Years ago when i was on weight watcher's, I was given this recipe by another member. It doesn't even have a name (that I ever knew), but it's one i still continue to make. It's SUPER high in fiber, VERY low in fat, and very filling...my family always referred to it as "BEAN SH**"! They still do! It's sooo easy and makes a ton. We eat it plain or put some in tortillas with cheese... <BR> <BR> In a large pot make a box of Spanish Rice as the directions tell you to... <BR> <BR> Add a jar... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 05:48:43 EST I think I think too much... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2138450 I have to wonder to myself why sometimes at the end of the day I wind up feeling so...BLAH. I mean it was a decent day. Nothing eventful. Got through work, a few errands, stayed with in calorie range, did some minor upper body strength training, etc...But it seems like when I spend time with myself I get all up in my head. I think I think too much. I start questioning things in my life...and not anything I can change or have control over...So why do I seem to revel in self pity? I mean ... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:05:35 EST A little sleep goes a long way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2128352 Amazing how a good night sleep can put a different perspective on things...Last night my oldest daughter graduated. This should have been a joyous time for me, right? Well, mentally, the whole experience put me askew...First of all, the fact that I remember so vividly her first day of Kindergarten like it was yesterday, was enough to make me emotional. Now she's done with her high school career and moving on with her life and I guess I'm just suffering from almost an empty nest syndrome an... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:48:18 EST ZEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2119872 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/9/b492748491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I often toss the word "zen" around a lot...After reading this, now I definitely know why...I really do have to become zen about my daily living with all of things I have on my plate and all I'm trying to accomplish...between my weight loss, recovery, working full time, being single mom, etc...life can certainly back you into a corner on a daily basis...I know for me that without that "zen" feeling and realizing ... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 13:42:04 EST Nothing tastes as good as thin... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2117801 I don't know where I heard that but it has stuck with me and actually has helped me make good choices the last few days...Like yesterday. I went to work to pick up my paycheck and they were having a luncheon for all the employees...which consisted of fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, chips and non-diet pop! Not to mention chocolate AND carrot cake (my to die for fav!)...The fact that when I got there I was in my street clothes and got a TON of compliments on my weight loss really helpe... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 22:15:51 EST I'm starting to get it now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2108128 I'm pretty proud of my evening so I'd like to share. I blogged recently about the guilt and shame I felt over eating a piece of pizza...ridiculous. Right? I mean this is supposed to be a healthy way of life, not a diet...Because I have obsessive and/or addictive behavior I tend to go overboard on things...my weight loss being "the thing" right now...Anyways...every year at Christmas I get a $100 gift card for my favorite restaurant, Mallorca. I've been holding on to it not wanting to use ... Sat, 30 May 2009 22:43:30 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2102826 I am on cloud nine today! This morning I weighed in and I lost that pound that would bring me to the 25lb mark! Words cannot express how I feel. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. I am not even discouraged that I am not even quite half way to my goal weight...At least I'm in "action" mode! For so long all I did was whine and cry about my weight like that was going to actually help me lose it...And amazingly enough I have a new found sense of momentum...I've been discouraged on and of... Thu, 28 May 2009 21:46:43 EST Better Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2099822 Today was definitely a better day! As I promised myself, I got out and walked this morning. Now I'd like to point out that I felt like walking like a whole in the head, but that's where SP came in! I spent a minute on here reading blogs and articles and even a few motivational pages and then I just got up and put my tennis shoes on and got out there! It felt so good! I went from sluggish to having some energy as soon as I got out there! Thank God for this site and especially the people ... Wed, 27 May 2009 23:29:44 EST Rough day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2096538 Today was a rough day. To start off, it was raining and cold and not very inspiring to begin with. My oldest teenager was absolutely defiant and horrible and I'm still upset with her 12 hours later. I had to work at 3 which would have been ok but then the person I was working with had sun poisoning and had to go to the hospital and I got stuck at work an hour later than I should have. One good thing was that I was doing really well with my food intake today and although I took a day off o... Tue, 26 May 2009 23:42:42 EST How far we've come... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2080212 My neighbor, Dana, called this afternoon and asked me to walk with her tonight...Her pain has finally gotten great enough with her weight for her to want to take some serious action...Of course I was more than willing to! Now when I started this trek of healthy living almost three months ago was the last time the two of us walked together...We were very equal in our pace, quickness of pooping out, and soreness of our legs when we were done...BUT...THIS time it was a whole different ball game... Wed, 20 May 2009 22:36:41 EST The little things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2077093 Today was a great day! And nothing really "great" happened, but it was a series of little happy moments that equaled out to the day being great! First I was supposed to work the polls (my mom is judge of elections...) but when I got there I found out that I wasn't needed...at first I was kinda pissed that I got up and got totally ready for nothing...but God seems to always put me where he wants me and I after talking to my best friend Vinny on the way back home he pointed out that I had exa... Tue, 19 May 2009 23:43:38 EST Slowly but surely.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2070551 Well...I have to tell on myself and say that I haven't been doing what I need to do lately to get this weight off...I'm finding myself picking at food between meals here and there (a lot)...old habits die hard I guess. Anyways...due to a recent surgery I had to give up the gym a week and a half ago and can't even do any cardio for the next 3 weeks. Between the surgery itself and lack of any major exercise lately I've been leaning towards my sluggish ways. I came home from work today and na... Sun, 17 May 2009 22:35:53 EST