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What I lack in consistency ...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      1 comments

I make up for in determination. I never give up on this weight loss/ getting fit journey no matter which detour I find myself at the end of. Despite the daily pain I live with and the stress monster that tries to force me into emotional eating, ... Read more

rambling and small NS victories

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      1 comments

While I haven't spiraled out of control this time, I have stopped making progress. The scale is showing a slight gain, but I honestly believe some is water weight due to the fact I haven't been taking my diamox (which is a diuretic) for my IH. I... Read more

Confident in reaching my first goal on time!!

Monday, July 09, 2012      3 comments

This past week has lacked exercise. In an attempt to make up for it and to get a "last chance workout" in before weigh in today I stayed on my treadmill for 1 hr 45 minutes last night while watching Extreme Makeover;Weightloss Edition. LOVE that... Read more

Now freezing....

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      3 comments

---my fresh fruit that is!! Earlier I rinsed strawberries and blueberries , cut the strawberries, froze the fruit in a single layer on an aluminum foil covered pan, then bagged it all up in 1/2 cup portions. I don't have any freezer bags so I u... Read more

eeewww or not eeeww, that was the question!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      6 comments

As a child, I was an extremely picky. Taste, texture, and just the look of foods would convince me that they were and always would be nasty!! I remember one night we were at my aunt's house and she had cooked canned spinach. Adults in my life w... Read more

crunch..crunch..crunch...

Sunday, June 24, 2012      2 comments

CRUNCH!!!....... That's the sound of me eating ice. Seems to be saving me lately. Like just a little while ago my kids needed a late night snack and to be honest I wanted one too but knew it was too late at night and didn't need any extra calo... Read more

1st goal met!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      4 comments

I have been jumping around in the 180's for a few months now. Luckily something "clicked" and I have been doing a great ( I have issues I erased the word great twice and started to type "much better" and "good". I have to learn to recognize when... Read more

All it takes is all you got!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012      3 comments

Change is hard. Change is good. It is difficult to change when you doubt that you actually deserve change or you wonder endlessly what is the point in trying I'm just going to do good for awhile and then ultimately fail. I AM HAPPY TO SAY ... Read more

What would you use??

Saturday, May 12, 2012      2 comments

I was debating Louana's All Natural Pure Coconut Oil vs. Country Crock Plus with Calcium butter this morning as I was about to prepare my breakfast. Here's the breakdown: The coconut oil; serving size 1tbsp calories ............1... Read more

almost summer vacay

Thursday, May 10, 2012      4 comments

Many of you know that I am battling Intracranial Hypertension. It has no cure, and its symptoms come and go as they please for as long as they want. It can be very debilitating. A couple of weeks ago I stopped taking my meds for it because they ... Read more

My heart is smiling!

Sunday, May 06, 2012      4 comments

Friday I worked out at home.. Just Dance 3 on the Wii to get my sweat points for the day and 25 minutes on treadmill with various incline and speed. I also did some crunches,push ups, and side bends ...oh and ran up and down the steps a few time... Read more

sorry and thank you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      5 comments

A few of you have left comments and given spark goodies leaving me encouragement and letting me know that I am not alone. Sorry for not responding individually or sooner. April has been a heck of a month for me. I feel tested with all the ... Read more

Hi, my name is Dessalena and I am an addict...

Friday, March 23, 2012      7 comments

and it has been 6 days since I have had any soda!!!! I knew I had to quit drinking soda ( all carbonated beverages)when I found out they were putting me back on my old medicine because it seriously tastes like I'm drinking battery acid...or ... Read more

a summary of my day

Sunday, March 18, 2012      2 comments

My day; Woke up had coffee weighed myself and seen I lost 1 pound YAY!!! took shower and attempted to feel comfortable in my clothes..FAIL!! fixed 2 whole eggs mixed with 1 egg white with broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, an... Read more

have not given up

Friday, March 16, 2012      3 comments

C25K has not gone quite as planned. I finished the first 2 weeks and due to everything else it managed to take the back burner. I started back to work part time, which I was not able to continue. Then have been through several tests and dealing ... Read more


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