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LOTUSFLOWER
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March Progress Report, April Goals
Thursday, April 01, 2010      7 comments

Weight lost: 3.5 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 13.5 lbs. Total weight lost: 54 lbs. Fitness minutes: 420 (vs. 460 in February, 1,030 in January) Miles: 20 miles (vs. 30 in February; 66 in January) Measurements: Los... Read more
My First 8K (Pictures)
Sunday, March 21, 2010      25 comments

Today I ran/walked my very first 8K in Chicago, called The Shamrock Shuffle. They usually have a category for walkers, which is a 3k, and then the 8k for the runners. This year, due to construction in Chicago, they re-routed the route and only... Read more
Instant Inspiration
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      17 comments

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. The Bible Matthew 17:20 "Don't give up though the pace seems slow You may succeed w... Read more
New Rules to Live By...
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      21 comments

I wanted to share something that is working for me with portion control and weight loss, and getting my veggies in. This month I’ve instilled a few new self-imposed “rules” 1. I will not eat any snacks such as chips, pretzels, etc. u... Read more
March Move It Plan!
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      7 comments

MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! Below is my March Move It! Plan (to be altered as needed). I also posted it on my SparkPage, but I thought a monthly blog of my actions would help keep me accountable. Let's all MOVE IT this March!! March to the bea... Read more
February Progress Report
Monday, March 01, 2010      10 comments

Weight lost: 5.5 lbs. Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 10 lbs. Fitness minutes: 460 (vs. 1,030 in January) Miles: 30 miles (vs. 66 in January) Measurements: No change Non-scale victories: I reached a milestone of ... Read more
A Hoodie That Resembles Oh SO MUCH MORE!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010      22 comments

Last week I reached the milestone of losing 50 lbs. (insert applause and cheering - I am so excited about this!! ) I have been shopping exclusively at Lane Bryant or T... Read more
Sledding isn't just for kids!
Monday, February 08, 2010      19 comments

We went away this weekend to our cottage in Michigan and we had so much fun. There are four little kids in the family now, my two girls (3 yrs. and 6 mo.) and my two nephews ... Read more
February Move It! Plan
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      10 comments

MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! Below is my February Move It! Plan (to be altered as needed). I also posted it on my SparkPage, but I thought a monthly blog of my actions would help k... Read more
What is Beautiful?
Monday, February 01, 2010      23 comments

My daughter threw a tantrum yesterday after her swim class at the gym. My daughter is only 3 yrs. old. Yet she already knows the words “pretty” and “beautiful”. It is a mark of “making it” even at only 3 years old. This makes me very sad, an... Read more
January 2010 Progress Card (updated w/ pics)
Sunday, January 31, 2010      14 comments

Start: 259.5 End: 251.5 LOSS of 8 lbs. Inches lost: one inch from my waist one inch from my hips TOTAL INCHES LOST: 2 inches Fitness minutes: 1,030 for the month - I was aiming for 500. I doubled that goal! I never... Read more
Today I celebrate my 3 year Sparkversary!
Thursday, January 28, 2010      22 comments

I joined back in January 3 years ago weighing in at almost 300 lbs. and very, very depressed. I had just given birth to my daughter 6 months previous and while I had lost mos... Read more
45 lbs. down, 15% of weight GONE! Link to Newspaper Article
Monday, January 25, 2010      19 comments

www.triblocal.com/Westmo
nt/Detail_View/view.html?t
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sub_id=136855 I wrote this for my local paper to inspire other... Read more
If the Ring Fits....WEAR IT!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      29 comments

There are a few things on my weight loss journey that I use as progress markers, similar to mile markers along a stretch of highway, these are similar markings that let me kno... Read more
Keeper - An Inspirational Message
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      10 comments

I received this in my email today and wanted to pass it along. God bless all of you!! emoticon ... Read more

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