YOBOELI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=YOBOELI YOBOELI'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/ A little lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395779 It's been so long since I've been on SP and it used to help me so much and it amazes how much many things can effect every aspect of our lives. So much has changed in the last five years I've been a member on here. I'm really going to get back to me and my health for myself and my family. I now have two more children two little girls 1 year old and 4 months old. My youngest daughter was three months early and had to stay in NICU and we worried she wouldn't make it but she is at home now and ... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 02:16:57 EST TIred of being tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479770 I am trying to get back into the swing of things but it is so hard. With kids, work and trying to have a "normal" life I feel like there isn't enough time in the day. I was doing good and losing my pregnant weight and then I hit a wall started emotional eating knowing that is not good for me and that I should not let food comfort me, but coming home from work I am so tired and the last thing I want is to be on my feet or in an upright position. So this week I am going to push myself back into... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:48:33 EST Gone Away but stayed close by. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444440 Well I was gone but for a good reason I was pregnant I made it to three months and had a miscarriage but I was on Baby spark it is to help stay on track with being pregnant and healthy. The dr doesn't know why I lost the baby but it was a wonderful three months. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1127486895.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l799086014.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l81830240.j... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 19:44:53 EST long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349453 Its been a long time since I have sat down and took a moment for myself and just enjoyed Spark People like I have before. So busy with work kids, husband life. I think maybe with me being so busy I dont have time for outside distraction. Hope everyone is doing good. Good Luck and keep pushing no matter what you will get there slow and steady is better than nothing. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l794435903.jpg"> Wed, 8 May 2013 07:18:08 EST Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287375 Today is an amazing day just because I am alive and in this world. I know there are things I could complain about but why? I feel I have been trying to be more positive I know that I am still at the same weight but I am not the same person I was I am more active and feel stronger. I have got to get my life on a schedule again because that is the only times I am losing weight and feeling at my full potential. I hope that everyone is have a great day and they realize that it is an Amazing gift ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:32:38 EST Go away rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261495 It seems like on the days that I most want to be outside it wants to rain. What is going on I think I am having hormonal issues because one minute I am happy then say mad crying dont know what is going on I really have to get back on my exercise regimen I felt so much better. Good luck everyone keep pushing even when it is hard you will see the results. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:45:52 EST Yay Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260383 It's Friday and it's raining I can tell that my bad eating habits are catching up with me not only am I having really bad stomach pains and gas, I have gained two pounds so I am stopping this right now before it gets out of hand. Since I have started my new job it has been very hard to turn down all the lovely sweets and stuff the people I work with bring. Not to mention every Monday and Thursday lunch is catered usually some really fattening cheesy drench in lovely fatness. So here is to me ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:25:49 EST Tuesday my late day for work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247645 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1743523602.jpg"> <BR> Usually on Tuesday when I get to go in late to work I do housework and walk but it is a raining day so no walking but I did get a lot accomplished at the house. So maybe I can walk tonight after work. Hope everyone has a great day and keep pushing it will work it may take time to see the progress but it will happen. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747376449.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:58:20 EST My Job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229431 For the first time in a very long time I can say that I love my job I love my co-workers. I know that I have only been there for 10 days but it is so awesome. I feel that you get back what you give and I am being so positive. I know that there will be times that it will be trying but I really enjoying going into work. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much as I do if I had not lost 40 pds and had not been exercising I really dont think that my body could have withstood staying on my fe... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:02:17 EST ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224297 So glad I haven't given up. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231051097.jpg"> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:54:15 EST What a wonderful walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220875 I had a late day at work so I that means I didn't have to go in until 1 pm I was so grateful. I really thought about coming back home and going to back to sleep after I dropped my lil boy off at school. But I decided to go to the track and walk I was striving for 30 mins just to see how I felt and then I said well I will do 15 more and then at the end of an hour I stopped and I felt so great for doing it for myself. I may not be able to walk or exercise everyday right now but I will get back ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:40:16 EST Way too long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219266 It has been way too long since I have been on here. I have started working and trying to plan my meals,fitting in the kids making three meals a day and working 10 hrs a day is kinda rough. But I have to say I love it so much, I really love my job. I know that I will love it more once I learn everything. I hope everyone is doing great and loving life as much as I am right now. Good Luck everyone. Keep Pushing it will happen. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:41:04 EST So out of sorts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208238 I am trying to get back on the schedule I was on. It is so easy to fall off but it is so hard to pick it back up. I hate not being able to exercise and eat the way I want to for me and be healthy. The holidays did a number on everything. But I am still maintaining my weight loss no weight gain. So I am trying to get back on it. I know it is not good to try to push yourself and exercise if you have not had the correct amount of sleep. So I try to sleep more and exercise when I can. I will get ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:23:48 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196108 Well I guess it is past New Years I haven't blogged in awhile. I have been doing better just not doing what I need to everyday. I didn't realize how hard it would be to start back doing right. But I have been able to maintain and not gain which is a good thing but I am just tired because I haven't been able to exercise like I need and want to. Good Luck to everyone keep pushing and don't take too many steps back before taking some forward. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:40:58 EST Best Day in awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176586 So I woke up this morning feeling better than I have in weeks. My nose is still stopped up but my cough is almost gone. My Dh is awesome he has been doing everything for me. We have had a great CHRISTmas with our family and I hope everyone has as well. Good Luck and keep pushing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l406064977.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:21:02 EST The Whole Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174550 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l833752893.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I decided to post a full body picture of me. I really to need to start holding myself more accountable and do what I know that I need to do for me. Hope everyone has a very Merry CHRISTmas and good luck. Treat yourself but dont over do it. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:19:24 EST Merry Merry CHRISTmas to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173606 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l703827779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great CHRISTmas this year and don't stress it is suppose to be about family not presents. Treat yourself but stay on track. Good Luck to everyone. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:44:08 EST So very sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170533 Oh my I am so sick I don't want to get out of bed. I havent been on here like usual because I just feel like poop. I haven't walked or exercised at all this week. I have been trying to watch what I eat I really don't feel to much like eating at all. Hope everyone is doing good. keep going don't stop Good Luck and have a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1653018390.jpg"> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:51:53 EST One more day one more thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164738 I really need some prayers going up. There are a lot of things going on in my life right now and there are just too many to spell out. Please help. thank you to everyone. Good Luck and I hope everyone is on track Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:08:51 EST Wonderful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163753 Such a great day Im so happy that things have worked out the way they have. What a wonderful way to end the year. Good Luck to everyone and have a great day. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:17:38 EST Realization of a new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161893 As I continue on my journey I can see where I am changing so much in so many different ways. I have had to confront a lot of things my fat and my food were hiding. I never in a million years would think that this journey would be just as much mental as physical if not more. I know that a lot of the mental things were causing the physical and it was very difficult to come face to face with things. But everything that has ever happened has been for a reason and GOD has been there for me when I ... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:53:12 EST Back to it Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161357 When my DH is home I can't really stay on a routine he wants to go and do all weekend so I will get back to it on Monday. Good Luck to everyone hope all is going good with ya'll Keep it up we can all do this together Sun, 9 Dec 2012 18:48:08 EST What a horrible day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159776 No exercise is was misting rain all day and I wanted to go walking like I have all week. Didn't happen my DH came home so we went out to eat for dinner not the best idea we have had. Went way over my calories and now I am feeling like PPOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPP!!!!! Oh well tomorrow is a better and brighter day. Love ya'll SP Good Luck and always ahve a positive attitude it will carry you far. :) <BR> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 23:37:32 EST Way better Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158678 I feel so much better today this week has gone so much better. I have enjoyed my walks every morning I am not going to stop. it makes my entire day go better. I love myself for doing it because it makes me happy and healthy. Good Luck to everyone and don't give up you may have an off day, week, month,or even year. Just get up and start over as long as you don't give up you can make it anywhere. It make take longer but you will get there. Love all of you Merry CHRISTmas. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 22:13:15 EST So Proud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157414 Today I went out on a limb and asked my bf to go walking with my. She said yes and I was so proud of her to say yes and she walked a mile with me. I am glad that she wants to take care of herself. I love her so much and hope she continues to try. I hope so.I know that it is hard but she took the first step today. <em>244</em> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 18:58:50 EST Just for Me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156425 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l230264665.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am trying to take up more for myself and not let people overwhelm me so far it is getting better and it well continue because I told everyone if i didn't get to do my exercise for me I was going to snap. I am not letting anyone come in between me and my health anymore. Good Luck to everyone and I hope that you are all doing good. Just remember 1 minute is better than none. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:33:57 EST Back to the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155314 I am started back over with my exercise I walked and jogged for 3 miles today. I felt so great after and during. I know I was missing it but didn't really know how much until I started back this morning. Hope everyone is doing good and loving their new life journey. Dont ever give up no matter what. Even though I wasn't exercising I was maintaining my weight and eating healthy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1234177834.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Luck Mon, 3 Dec 2012 22:25:08 EST Weigh in Week 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154155 I kinda missed week 16 weigh in but I have gotten rid of 3 more pounds I am so happy that I am finally getting back on it. Good Luck to everyone and Keep pushing it will pay off Sun, 2 Dec 2012 23:31:09 EST Friday Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152148 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l518229836.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 11-30-12 <BR> I know I haven't been posting my pictures weekly so here is this weeks <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1514770205.jpg"> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:47:47 EST On the road to a greater me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150964 I am trying to get better on the exercise I was doing great and something just put up a road block not for sure what it is but I am doing my best to get it back together. Good luck to everyone. Hope that all is great Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:16:05 EST Hello New Jeans Goodbye Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149343 I didn't realize how much I have lost until I decided to try on my motivation jeans and they fit WTHeck. I can't believe so I am going to post a few pics I havent really show a lot of body pics guess I feel if I don't then it doesnt make it real. So to make it real here they are. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1022332724.jpg"> <BR> My jeans before, my jeans now <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l331616084.jpg"> <BR> My jeans from the... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:16:53 EST Stomach Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148988 I know before I eat something that is bad for me that I will suffer the consequences but on the occasion that I forget for the moment what will happen I do it and then I have the worst pains in my stomach and feel so bad. I don't know how I ate so bad for so long and my body didn't reject it like this and now I am so miserable. I know that I can no longer eat at a fast food restaurant and fried foods do not agree with me. In a way I am glad that I feel like this when I step away from healthy... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:44:35 EST Finding Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146070 As I go forward with my weight loss journey I am finding more and more answers about why I eat the way I do and why I don't want to exercise. The reasons I am depressed and I don't know why it has taken me this long to figure it all out. On my walks my mind wonders and I think about all the times my mom and I have went on diets and starved and all the other things that have happened. One minute the media says no pain no gain and then they say no do it this way. You can eat this no don't eat t... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:51:27 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143725 I hope everyone has a great thanksgiving and enjoyed being with the people they were with. I know I did it brought by memories of past thanksgiving dinners and as i looked at the family I was with it made me happy to know they wanted to be here with me too. Good Luck to everyone and don't feel too bad if you over did it today just make tomorrow count. have a wonderful day. <BR> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 20:50:19 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141737 I know that today is not Thanksgiving yet but I am so thankful for so many things I wanted to share. I am thankful for SP, my friends and family and having so much good in my life. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday enjoy it and love the company you will have. Good Luck Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:21:15 EST Big Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141001 I have been feeling a little down here lately but I have really gotten in to a better mood thanks to a lot of peoples support thank you all Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:57:36 EST Weigh IN week 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139799 I didn't think that today would be that good of a weigh in day I have been feeling not so myself. But I realized I am trying to get sick that is why I have been feeling tired and run down, everyone else in the house has been sick and yesterday my throat started to hurt. And today I feel like complete crap But I managed to drop a pound. I hope that when I feel better it doesn't come back. LOL But hope all is well and everyone is on track. Good Luck everyone and thanks so much for the prayers a... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:20:23 EST Brighter Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138801 Today has been a better day. I got outside and the sunshine did me a lot of good. I am going to start back on my exercise in the morning. Hope everyone is doing good. Good Luck we all have to keep pushing Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:59:32 EST In a Funk need some HELP !!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137933 I have no words for the way I am feeling for the longest time I was so full of energy and eating healthy. Exercise has been my release my joy and for the past two weeks I could care less about doing anything I tried to pull myself out of this and it seems to be getting worse I don't know if it has anything to do with the weather change I know that most of the time that is what it is but I love the winter time and being in the cold fresh air but now I don't even want to have to get the mail. I... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:50:57 EST Birthday Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135827 Went to my Great niece's 1st birthday today she was so cute in her BDAY dress. We had so much fun, I had a small piece of cake and felt just fine, didn't feel guilty or stressed. She and I dances and jumped and had so much fun I think I burned that cake off anyway. But I had a ball and my sister couldn't get over how much weight I have lost. She keep saying how good I look that made me feel so great and I know I have to get back on my normal exercise routine NOW. Good Luck to everyone and Kee... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:50:31 EST Unofficially http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133309 I checked my unofficial score today and it said that I PASSED Oh yea woo hoo I am so happy and now I can stop stressing over that and start on something else LOL. Good luck to all and thank you all for the support and encouraging word ya'll really are the best. I LOVE SP. Good luck to everyone I know you can make it and I know we all have someone to count on. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:14:47 EST Weigh in Week 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131656 It doesnt seem like it has been 14 weeks ago that I started SP and changing my life for the better. I have dropped another pound that is better from the last weeks weigh in. I have really got to get my butt into gear and now that a few stressful things are over in my life I know that I can. Good Luck everyone Keep Pushing it does pay off Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:59:06 EST State Boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131057 SO stressed no sleep tired, 2 hour drive. too early too cold. Gotta get there no stopping. glad I had a friend to go with. Took the test was done too quick I am so freaked and nervous. My friends test was quick as well. hope we passed. It will take 48 ours to find out the results. So I am going to be more stressed and freaked out. I hope and pray I passed I feel good and bad at the same time. Mixed emotions. Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts. Good Luck to everyone. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 23:25:02 EST Whoa Nelly!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128893 Well I was eating some carrots and asked one of the kids to grab me some ranch dressing and dang it I knew it tasted different then I got my son to bring me the bottle it was not fat free. So that is great I know that I will be making sure I get it myself LOL Hope every is doing great and pushing hard. Good Luck Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:09:06 EST Best Day Ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127758 My dad is out of the hospital so it is a great day for me. Good Luck to all and Keep Pushing Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:59:09 EST Yep that is it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126512 I really dont want to exercise or eat right. It is so much easier eating what I want and what is right there instead of fixing my food. It is easier sitting on the bed or couch and not going for a walk or a work out. BLAH But I make myself eat what I know is good and I go for the walk even if it is just for the dog but then it turns out to be for me Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:49:15 EST Manic Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124898 It is crazy how much you can love someone and still argue and two seconds later act like nothing happened. LOL I love my husband so much and I think if he were home more things would be better it would be great to wake up to him every morning and go to sleep with him every night. I think how lucky I am to have someone love me as much as he does. I feel like all I want to do is smother him with love when he is home and then he does or says something like duh. and I am like really. Then he will... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:00:42 EST Weigh in Week 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123628 So today 's weigh in was not what I wanted i to be but it was what I expected I have not lost but I also have not gained so that is a plus.I have not really been able to exercise the way I wanted and I have been more indulgent my dad is in the hospital an hour away I have not been able to go and see him like I want to. And yes I am an an emotional eater big time. I am going to do better for myself because if I don't there is no one else in line to do it. Hope all is going good for everyone. A... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:31:24 EST So much Drama today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122723 What is going on in the mind of a teenager? I wish I could know I know that I was a teenager at one time and everything was so much worst and so awful the world was falling apart, but now that I look back on it it wasn't so If only we could know how life would change when you get older. My sixteen y/o is having the worst day in her life or to hear her that is what she would say. There is nothing like a teenager that is heart broken. I hope she feels better soon because it really is no fun be... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 17:29:03 EST Death of a wardrobe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121407 As I am looking for something to wear this morning I realize that I have a lot of clothes that are too big I am like oh this is one of my favorite shirts I bet I can wear this now NOPE too big I don't understand when or how it happened I just know that it did I have miss a couple size. I guess I was so comfortable in the bigger sizes even though I just went through my closet and got rid of big clothes I had to do it again today. that make me feel so great even though this week has not been th... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:38:20 EST