February. Time to repair the damage
Thursday, February 02, 2012      2 comments

So I just spent the last 7 weeks in Africa. It was amazing. Wonderful. Hard to leave. But back to reality I have come. And reality hits hard. Lots of work. Lots of stress. And an extra twelve pounds when I stepped on the scale. So ... Read more
Still Working at It.
Monday, November 28, 2011      2 comments

It has been a crazy month. November was NaNoWriMo month. For folks who don't write, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month or something to that effect--the goal is to write 50,000 words in a month. November is almost over, and I managed... Read more
Its a Brand New Week! So what are we going to do with it?
Monday, October 24, 2011      3 comments

Here it is, Monday again. It seems as though I blink, and there goes another week. So what to do with the one I've got? I'd like to make an inspiration poster board. You know--cute dresses, someone who can run more than a mile featured pro... Read more
It's Monday. So why do I feel so good?
Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

It's Monday. The dreaded day when everyone drags themselves out of bed, and to work and school. My little boy (3) really felt the Monday today. He cried that he did not want to go to school, he wanted to go back to sleep. He was so patheti... Read more
Amazing day yesterday, but Dragging today.
Thursday, October 13, 2011      2 comments

I was very proud of myself yesterday. I did well on my calorie counts, despite going to lunch at a Mexican food place with my hubby. I had overslept, on not gotten to do my cardio yesterday morning as planned, but once I got the kiddos down to b... Read more
Back On Track
Monday, October 10, 2011      2 comments

So one of the things that has really started to become clear to me is that I am a planner. I never thought I was a planner. But here's the thing: When I plan, I tend to succeed. When I don't plan, I tend to fail. It's that simple. ... Read more
5 Pounds and going!
Monday, October 03, 2011      2 comments

So since September 12 of this year, I have lost 5.2lbs. It has been exactly three weeks since I decided to change the way I was living my life. I wanted to lose weight. 48lbs of weight exactly. I wanted to exercise more and stress less.... Read more
Why I'm Here
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      9 comments

Hi, I am Merissa. I am here at SparkPeople for a couple reasons. I'm mid 30's, have three young kids and like everyone else, a busy life, and I have not done a good job of taking care of myself. Of everyone else--well yes, I do a good job ... Read more