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OMG... That "it" Picture... what it's all about!

Friday, May 01, 2015      6 comments

So... a quick post... but I was packing my house last month and I came across this picture... It was THAT picture.. you know, the one that changed my life.... I was almost 400 lbs... Wow. I will reflect on this a bit more... but had to... Read more

A positive relationship with food......

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      8 comments

I went to update my status on SP today and when I thought of what I wanted to post, I almost didn't. I wasn't sure what other people would think of it.... Then I thought to myself... no... It makes me happy. Then I realized why we are all here. ... Read more

Me, Stress and Food... a love story.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      5 comments

So... I have had a stressful week... staff quitting, over-tired, selling my house... yadda yadda yadda... we all have these days and weeks of stress... and they can be the thing that makes us crumble or the test that gives us new tools. I h... Read more

Engineered foods...

Thursday, April 16, 2015      4 comments

Well.. it has been a VERY long time since I ate anything that was processed and out of a brightly packaged foil wrapper... but while shopping last night, I gave in and purchased some Fiber1 lemon squares... thinking they would be a quick snack a... Read more

Fat shaming... P!nk is considered fat?

Monday, April 13, 2015      5 comments

Ok... I'm already having one of THOSE days... you know... I hate the way I look... Feel... just a moment that will pass, I know it will... but I'm living it right now and have to deal with the feelings, so I will. THE PICTURE BELOW IS OF P... Read more

Keepin' it real.

Monday, April 13, 2015      1 comments

I had a comment on a picture yesterday, it said how inspiring I was to them... So I wrote back... and I heard myself... I HEARD MYSELF! Talking back to me. Telling me what I needed to hear. You will have to stay strong on this journey, it ... Read more

What if...

Thursday, March 26, 2015      3 comments

So... Three years ago, I started this amazing journey... I lost almost 150lbs until.... What if you made it sooo close to your goal.... and then gained 20lbs back.... What if you lost your motivation.... What if your clothes started ... Read more

Gettin' my guns! 140 lbs down!

Monday, April 14, 2014      3 comments

Well... I started lifting in January... The process has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself! I have gained so much and learned more than I thought possibl... Read more

It's a real balancing act...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      2 comments

So... I am having huge success with my new training/workout regime... The scale is staying put, but the clothes are getting more and more loose... belts are getting belted tighter... workout clothes are being traded in for smaller ones... but...... Read more

I need a new belt!

Friday, January 24, 2014      5 comments

So, the scale is still not cooperating with my efforts... but... based on the fact that I am actually going to have to go buy a new belt, I would say that things are going well! The belt I am wearing was the one I have had throughout this j... Read more

Bring the burn!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      3 comments

I think that as I move into the second week of my new life challenge, the hard work is about to start paying dividends... not that it hasn't already... 8 lbs down... more than 2% body fat down... BMI down a couple points... The first week w... Read more

Winning! Loving my new way of life! 134 lbs down.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014      6 comments

Well, the scale still isn't giving it up easily... but there are a few reasons for that... First.. I know I am adding muscle like crazy... so the scale will hide those losses for a little while longer... until it just cant keep up with the ... Read more

2% body fat lost this week...

Saturday, January 18, 2014      1 comments

The scale wasn't giving up a single pound this week (-.2 pounds)... but that's ok... I have been strength training pretty hard the last week and a half... and I will happily take a 2% loss in body fat! I can feel the change in my body... Read more

OMG! This soup recipe rocks! Best soup I have ever had!

Friday, January 17, 2014      0 comments

OK... Trust me on this one... the flavors of this soup, the creamy texture .... So delicious! Just made this last night for the first time and I will be making it often... maybe even adding some shredded chicken for extra protein... Enjoy! ... Read more

How I lost 130 lbs in one year... a rundown...

Thursday, January 16, 2014      5 comments

My heaviest weight is really an unknown number, as the scale I had would only weigh up to 330 lbs... I'm sure I was at one point around 350lbs. I have received a few emails from people since I have returned to Spark people, asking me how I... Read more

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