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I "Get" The Spark
I have read the Spark People book before but recently got the abridged version from the library on CD to listen to while commuting. It really gave me a boost to know that most of the suggestions from the book I am working on or already have inc... Read more
Baring my belly and happy New year!
I watched the Dr. Oz show today and it was all about woman and belly fat. This was very relevant for me as it is my one major issue with my body, and it was inspiring to see all the woman showing their bellies on national television. I don't t... Read more
LIfe Is Simply Amazing!
Last night, I attended a Celebration of Life for a young woman (36) who attended our church, who passed away from cancer last month. She had been battling cancer for 8 years, yet every time I saw her, she wore a big smile on her face. She disp... Read more
The weight loss countdown begins and random thoughts from weekend
I have started a weight loss goal countdown ticker on FB to keep me motivated to continue with my fitness program. I have it set for my 43 birthday next February, so that gives me a year to reach my goal.
I got the call that I have been ac... Read more
Squash the ANTs
In the book I am reading "Change your brain, change your life" Dr. Amen talks about how to get rid of automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). As a person who experiences depression and anxiety, this is a life changing exercise.
1. When I noti... Read more
Sound of Sunshine
Day 2 of the Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and I am feeling good!
Going to put on some tunes (Michael Franti and Spearhead) and dance while I take the ornaments off of the Christmas tree.
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Happy New Year 2011!
So this is me, starting again. I am not happy with where I am in life, so I will change to make myself happy.... Read more
Holy Frijoles! OMG
Happy Cinco De Mayo! One of the first that I have not celebrated drinking a huge margarita! I have gained some of the weight I lost back and cutting down on drinking my calories, so I drank water all day. I am very proud that I have finished ... Read more
Oh My Gawd!
There are a lot of reasons why I have become and stayed a Spark People member. First and foremost because this is the coolest 'health and fitness' site I have ever seen! Secondly, the support here from real people is AMAZING! I love that peop... Read more
Feeling good and great news!
I got great news today, the results of my biopsy came back and they results were negative. They got everything, thank God and I was able to shower today which was so great. Looks like I am going to have a six inch scar, but I am happy to be aliv... Read more
"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez"
This past week has been good and busy. I am trying to work my schedule and make sure I dedicate enough time for school/studying, time for myself and also spend time with my family and friends. My schedule is not perfect, but it will have to wo... Read more
1) Simplify my life!
Clean out closets, organize everything and don't take on more than I can handle.
2) Create a workable schedule (and stick with it)
3) Keep my eye on the goal ... Read more
Yes, it is tough!!
I have been working with a wonderful trainer at the Y for about a month now. I really appreciate everything she is doing and part of what is motivating me is that I don't want to let her down. She made a comment that when I go back to do my 6 ... Read more
Updated POA and where I am in my program
This is me, short and simple
Starting weight: 230
Current weight: 216
Interim weight goal: 180
Goal weight: 140
Miscellaneous Goal: To have a healthy, long life
First name: Susan
Age: the big 40 ... Read more
Updated POA - March 18, 2009
1. Nutrition. Plan my meals daily and commit to my meal plan. Post EVERYTHING on my nutrition tracker or write it in my food journal. Measure food and stay within ranges. Eat more vegetables and fruit, whole foods.
2. H2O. 80 oz. minimum, ... Read more