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It's Raining! is not an EXCUSE!

Monday, July 27, 2015      4 comments

I truly need to overcome this excuse. As long as I have been living my new healthy lifestyle, I have hated running. Running is not something I am fond of, at all. I feel good when I run and it is truly a great addition to the rest of my routi... Read more

Response to a Message board post - Getting sleep before that interview

Monday, July 20, 2015      3 comments

I was very long-winded with a response to a message board post in which the member asked for some suggestions. I thought that it may be a good idea to share the information here because I want to pass on great tips for getting sleep. Sleep... Read more

It's a beautiful day

Monday, July 13, 2015      4 comments

It's so hard to get any work done today - it is gorgeous outside. I have situated my desk so that it faces the large windows. I love being able to look outside while I work because nature is full of inspiration for me. Plus, I like being ... Read more

It's that time of Year again!

Sunday, November 09, 2014      3 comments

So, the holidays are upon us and I have been doing a lot of thinking. Sure I think about holistic health and fitness all the time, but what I've been thinking about the most is how people always condemn themselves and their weight loss journey ... Read more

6 Years

Saturday, August 16, 2014      4 comments

Six years truly is a long time. I had not realized how long I had actually been a member of SparkPeople; no wonder they hold such an influential place in my life. I remember starting into my journey with them. Boy was I afraid, but I soon got... Read more

Day 2,099

Saturday, May 03, 2014      3 comments

I have been a member of SparkPeople for 2,099 days! This is incredible to me; for the first time in my life I have stuck with something until the end and beyond. This site with all the information, wonderful staff, and great new friends that I... Read more

Snow Day!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      1 comments

I am enjoying a snow day with my family. Since I now live in Alabama, I do not own any sleds. We have been creatively using storage lids and clothes baskets :) Neighbors have joined us since we have a small hill outside of our apartment. ... Read more

Meant to post this before

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      3 comments

So, yesterday (Jan 22) I quit my job! It was really hard, but I really felt it needed to be done. I am working toward building my own business so that I can work from home and have been using this Law of Attraction thing. It is all new... Read more

I have strayed

Saturday, August 17, 2013      6 comments

I have strayed so far over this past year. I have really taken a detour. I have started to feel like a hypocrite; for a few years now I have been the one sharing healthy living advice with others. I have been there as their support and share... Read more

Why I decided to become a weight loss coach

Monday, March 25, 2013      12 comments

I initially became a weight loss coach as a way to reach children and help them live healthier more fit lives. I was/am a teacher and work with children on a daily basis. My passion lies deep with the health and well-being of children. I want... Read more

Wednesday Reflection

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      8 comments

QOTD - MARCH 13 - REFLECTION WEDNESDAY Since our week-long challenge includes reminding ourselves of our reasons for the healthy journey, share on the thread exactly WHY you have joined Sparks, the BLC and the NINJAS! ~ 195.2 Booooooo :( my... Read more

A year of challenges

Monday, February 04, 2013      7 comments

At the beginning of January, I set out to challenge myself this year. CHALLENGE has definitely completely began to embody my actions for the year; I am so glad I picked it as my word. I am getting so much accomplished toward balancing my life.... Read more

Dear 16 yr old me

Friday, January 25, 2013      9 comments

Hey Jess, cheer up! Take some time to enjoy your accomplishments and allow yourself to believe that you can do it! You are a starter on your softball team, you are first flutist, you are an A student, you have apart time job and you have... Read more

Weigh in success!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      12 comments

After being so worried yesterday, I was down 1.4 pounds this morning. emoticon Read more

Fingers Crossed!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      12 comments

I have stayed within my calorie ranges and I've completed over 300 mins of exercise this week. I should have a loss. However, as many women know, my friend came today and the scale is not my friend. I did stay in range today and got a 30 min ... Read more

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