WILDFIREKRISTIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WILDFIREKRISTIN WILDFIREKRISTIN'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/ 25 pounds down..wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743865 I forgot how great Spark People is and how well I can track everything. This past week, I came home and already lost 25pounds. Amazing I know, but honestly I have done this before and wasn't sure how much I was going to lose. <BR> Next week will be the hardest, staying and watching the scale stay the same, which always happen. <BR> <BR> I wanted to say THANK YOU MY FRIENDSSSSSSSS, HAPPY TO BE HOME AND LOVE AND NEEDED YOUR SUPPORT! <BR> <BR> I am back!! Ready to go! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:23:13 EST Fat Lady Sings outta tune http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738950 If you had told me a couple of years ago I would have gained all kinds of weight back, I would have laughed and said, Heck no! Friends, I came back because I have lost sight of what I was doing, my goals and everything else you can imagine. I NEED HELP! <BR> <BR> What happened, is simple, I became depressed and shut down. I didn't do one very important thing...stay in therapy!!! This time, I am changing that. <BR> <BR> I am doing a baby step, but I need support of my friends, if you still... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:20:27 EST Walking the FAT LINE and SPARK RALLY..pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972837 Walking the Fat Line with Pictures!!! <BR> <BR> Sorry for below this blog on the comments, I had to edit a former blog and add it here and ended up leaving the comments. My blog button refuses to work to allow me to add a new blog. Thanks in advance! Kristin <BR> <BR> Please let me say first, I am sorry that I haven't been on spark in a very long time! I have missed each of you very much! <BR> <BR> I went to the Spark Rally, hosted by Indygirl and it was wonderful to meet many new people. ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:24:46 EST 240 pounds GONE! 5, 4, 3, 2...here I come finish line! I ROCK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913256 OMG..can you believe this? <BR> <BR> When I started Spark, I was full of hope, but short on belief in myself. I had lost a few pounds on my own, always to gain them back. <BR> <BR> My total weight balloned quickly to 536 pounds and I couldn't walk, couldn't breath without oxygen and ate to help myself to an early grave. <BR> <BR> I am so happy to announce that I busted through the 5's..4's and 3's <BR> <BR> I AM OFFICALLY 294! <BR> <BR> Okay, I know some of you are thinking...good lor... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:20:51 EST Living for ONE day..today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740380 Please, find Inspiration in my blog..it is meant to inspire you. <BR> <BR> Last night I stood next to my mother's hospital bed, holding her hand and crying, with her. In one of the rare moments yesterday, my mother recognized me long enough to say that she loved me and didn't want to go. She hasn't gone as of yet, she remains stable, but the doctor has given me two days to make a choice, she lives on a machine or I let her go naturally. She has about 5% chance of living without the machine.... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:25:51 EST Betrayal Or Hysteria? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4695420 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l784910522.jpg"> YES, I can post this picture..I took it! <BR> <BR> I don't know what kind of reaction this is going to get, but FEEDBACK is important to me if you care to leave some. No pressure to do so! Also good or feedback is fine, I shan't take your opinion personal if you disagree. <BR> <BR> I got an email awhile back from a friend here on SP stating that she found one of my blogs inspirational and that she sent a link to her Faceboo... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:39:58 EST (Updated-1/16) Are you avoiding the NEW you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678477 (updated on bottom) By the way, I took the pictures down because I was turned in for offending someone. Sorry folks! <BR> <BR> I know you haven't heard from me in awhile and truth be told it is because of two reasons: <BR> <BR> ONE........ <BR> <BR> I need a HUG! <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> TWO..... I've got my head stuck in the sand! <BR> <BR> I haven't a clue where this blog is going, so come and join me for the ride would ya... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:09:09 EST I Did it! I Did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602768 If you had told me four years ago that I would still be living today or that I would actually want to live, I would have just shook my head at you and climbed back into my world of depression. <BR> <BR> To date I have lost a total of 203 pounds and this year, well past 10 months, I have lost 152 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am not giving up even though I still have another 150 to lose! I can't wait to see what happens in the next year. <BR> <BR> Thank... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:22:15 EST Changing your lifestyle, means changing YOU..this is a must read for Sparkers needing, craving or wa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555176 Edited on 10/27 I added my list at someones request! Share yours with me if you like. See you next Oct 27, 2012! I so got this. See list at the end. <BR> <BR> Not that long ago I found this "idea" from another Sparker that actually has her own site and when I went to visit it I found it impressive. Duh me, did not get her name and hope I can find it again. ( I promise to find her name and give her credit here for this idea. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l925481745.jpg">... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:30:39 EST Swinging Mom! From Oxygen to the high life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4549847 Why shouldn't I have fun, even at my weight? We can do anything we want to. Wish my tummy was gone, but that isn't going to stop me from living large. Time to live life NOW! This picture, was me before..the living dead at 536 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l344678051.jpg"> Sparkers, you must do this! Have a great time! Hugs, Kristin Sun, 23 Oct 2011 21:57:56 EST Come share a happy moment with me please. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4540944 This isn't my funny blog..sorry! <BR> <BR> I want my friends to know that the dark side of me only lasts until the sun goes down. <BR> <BR> When you can't find me, you will find me walking the sand..yes, for exercise..and for getting on with healing. My time to think and explore my own feelings. Never alone..always with my darling children! <BR> <BR> I hope these pictures will make you feel a little bit happier and lighter today! <BR> <BR> PEACE~ <BR> <BR> Zac and Mom holding hands..th... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 01:18:16 EST A REPOSTING with an added remark, Spark People PULLED me off the edge & an Angel's whisper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4538164 I think my blog isn't conveying the message I had intended it to do. Maybe I can clarify a couple of things. This blog isn't meant to be a depressive blog. It is meant to show you that even though we have really horrible days, that there remains hope, in children's faces, in the colors of the world, in my friends here at Spark People and most importantly hope remains in ME! <BR> <BR> A year ago I would have let that train steam roll over me, but I heard the Angel ( yes, a whisper to my ear ... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:18:36 EST And the Award Goes to: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498975 Drum roll please! The award goes to... <em>208</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l673337076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> When we first met I was merely an innocent and you my love were a sweet and gentle sort of peace. You wrapped yourself in my life and made me feel like I was accepted. In you I found an ally to lean upon, a safe haven to turn to in my powerless moments. At times I could shut myself off from the pain of the world and feel comfortable in your loving warmth ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:18:53 EST I'm a SKINNY ...FAT GIRL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493159 I'm a skinny FAT girl? Changing more than my body! <BR> <BR> There the man sat with his wife starring at me, with his eyes bugged out of his head and he and his wife were whispering as the turned around and looked me up and down. They made sure I knew they were disgusted with my appearance. My son was the person who caught them and was sure I had realized what they were up to and grabbed me and hugged me and said, " aw mommy I am so sorry." I had to ask him what he meant? I saw them, but for... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:12:14 EST Get your SPARK on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4475652 To All my Lovely Spark friends! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to get your spark on? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l559740767.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How many times have you been in a good place only to jump ship before you got off the dock? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l868357076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sparker friend, I have been there, I have plunged out of the ship and thought I would drowned in my own sorrows! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:56:21 EST Take back the Power! 120 pound gone w/Spark 170lbs Gone for good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4473861 I used to be 536 pounds, That's right, 536 pounds! <BR> I am now 364! I have lost 170 since my first picture! Is that really possible?..Goodness! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l641611493.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you are asking yourself, "How does one get to that weight?" don't feel alone, because as I drop every ounce of weight (which I call my outside protection) I am forced to ask myself that very same question. <BR> <BR> Being overweight most of my life and a... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:01:20 EST 400 pounds and skinny? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4272838 400 pounds and skinny? <BR> <BR> What the who the? Is Kristin kidding me? Yes, I wrote that..400 pounds and skinny! <BR> <BR> Okay, okay I am not crazy, but I thought I would share with you something really cool in my life. January 17,2011, I struggled to get off my couch. My couch was my bed because it was a recliner too and I couldn't sleep on my bed because in the mornings I could not get off the bed without screaming in pain. My back would take hours to allow me to stand up straight, s... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:43:08 EST What Sparkers MADE Me do!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4251240 <BR> Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I have something I must share with you. I am doing so because the day this happened (Saturday) I used Spark People and the sparkers here as my motivational tools! I think of you each know if your my pal on here that my top weight about 4 years ago was 536 pounds, when I joined SP I was 459. I felt horrible about myself, thinking there was no one like me. Then I had a session with God and no ,I am not all that close to God or at least I wasn't at that time and a... Mon, 23 May 2011 14:55:20 EST Who are you listening to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4177114 Are you listening to that little voice? <BR> <BR> Sunday April 10th, my oldest son looked over at me stuffing the delightful little colored jelly beans in my mouth by the hand full. I saw his look and heard him sigh, "Looks like old Mom is back." I didn't have to ask what he meant by that, because I, too, had thought that all the past week. Food seemed to be calling my name and it didn't take long before I was caught and trapped in my old ways like a caged lion. I was so hungry, but for what... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:11:09 EST Mom rejected by son http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4090123 It was the moment I had been dreading all my life, the moment of rejection. There is no other fear bigger in a social situation than pure rejection. No one wants to feel as if they are not good enough to be included. <BR> As my son spoke I traveled back to my days at middle school where I stood as everyone else was picked to play on the team sports and I stood last with my head held up, but a feeling of utter pain as the person who got stuck with me let his feelings be known that I was not w... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:39:31 EST