SWANMAMA89's Blogs

1 Month In
Thursday, February 20, 2014      2 comments

So it's about 1 month in and I'm like, "let's see how I'm progressing..." NOT. I stepped on the scale this morning and in 1 month I have succeeded in eating healthier, but I have GAINED a pound. REALLY? Guess this means I need to work hard... Read more
Monday, January 13, 2014      0 comments

So 2014 is now underway and somehow, this year feels different. I was able to lose weight, but then I gained some back, and I have been trying to find the motivation. I don't have to look very far! My son is going to be 4 years old in March. My ... Read more
Iodine Deficiency - Something EVERYONE Should Know About
Friday, August 02, 2013      5 comments

A dear family member recently did some research which I then proceeded to look into for myself. 74% of Adults are iodine deficient! Iodine is necessary for brain development in children, for thyroid function, and plays the role of preventative f... Read more
Long Time No Post - Part 1
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      2 comments

Alright. I fell off the wagon. Almost a year go. I stopped sparking. I was depressed in my job and in my family. I was stuck and didn't know what to do. I couldn't get the weight to really start coming off, so I gave up. I went to a doctor... Read more
Motivate Me Please
Thursday, October 18, 2012      4 comments

I have reached my 30 day mark of quitting smoking, with only one relapse. That is better than I had hoped I would do. :-) Yay Me! In other news, I have hit a motivation slump. This always happens to me and usually, I always quit. I have be... Read more
Thursday, October 04, 2012      2 comments

I'm not saying it's hard, but it's not easy either. Thankfully I, with a little help, have done my homework and I think I have kicked the habit this time. I have been unsuccessful at quitting smoking for the last year. I have tried and tri... Read more
Fitness Update
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      1 comments

Working out seems to be working out! So far I have only missed 1 workout last week and that was a super duper busy day out and away from the house. Though the scale hasn't moved all that much, I can tell that my pants are a little looser and I h... Read more
Food, food, and more FOOOD!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      4 comments

So who says eating healthy is supposed to taste good? ME! That's who! I was under the impression that eating healthy was going to stink. I have acid reflux disease and it is difficult for me to eat fresh fruits and vegetables because I the... Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      2 comments

I know that challenges are supposed to be a good thing, but I am seriously doubting that right now. I am on day 7 of no more smoking. I am proud to say that I've been doing really great. I have used the distraction method... whenever I have want... Read more
Just Do It!
Sunday, September 23, 2012      0 comments

I had an interesting phone conversation this morning with someone that I love and respect. We were talking about fear and faith and how fear holds one back. We were talking about how man does not define certain things, but certain things are the... Read more
Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

I love to bicycle, even if I have nowhere in particular to go. I haven't had a bike in 6 years, so last night my husband and I bought bicycles. He wants to get back in shape and put on a few pounds in the process. I want to slim down and lose a ... Read more
Olive Garden v. Home Cooking
Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary last night. We went out to the Olive Garden. I have been eating so much soup/salad that I decided to try something different. I ordered the Moscato Peach Chicken, which was divine! But before I ate tha... Read more
Beginnings Part 2
Thursday, September 20, 2012      2 comments

A lot of my problem has to do with lack of motivation which then translates into depression. I have tried many things to motivate myself and, let's face it, I stink at self-motivation. I need to see my goal every day, all the time. Knowing th... Read more
Thursday, September 20, 2012      2 comments

I was looking this morning at the different goals that one can do to earn SparkPoints. One of those goals was to put up visual motivators. I started looking through pictures of myself and determined that I need to make a small poster to put in e... Read more