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In memory of my husband.
7/16/2014 9:04:49 AM,  13 COMMENTS

my husband, Dave, passed away 6 years ago today from cancer. He was a week from turning 55 years old. We were the same age, well he was a little more...  Read more

SNUZSUZ

Be Still...
7/16/2014 12:55:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

For some reason tonight I am in a raging angry mood. I can't pinpoint why, it's not the time of month for PMS, it's just here. I don't want to r...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

This Turtle Has Six Weeks to Prove Herself
7/15/2014 12:26:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So, I know I put a turtle on my weight loss ticker, but I didn't really mean that I wanted to move this slowly. I'm down just one pound this week. I k...  Read more

SHAIA1393

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/15/2014 9:54:02 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about. ~ Ma...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

A new (and a little intimidating) goal
7/14/2014 9:32:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So I was talking with my husband a week or so ago and told him that I'd be willing to consider walking a 5k at some point. Little did I know that he...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/14/2014 9:59:07 AM,  6 COMMENTS

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.” ~Adele Brookman ...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Foods to Avoid
7/13/2014 2:46:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I ran across this great article about foods to completely avoid inspiyr.com/unhealthiest-foods/ I'm listing the foods here, you'll need t...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/13/2014 2:15:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Johann von Goethe ...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

The end of a long day
7/13/2014 1:26:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

It has been such a long day today. I got up a little early and walked for 4 miles morning and felt really good. It's the most I've walked at one time...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/12/2014 3:38:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well pu...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Healthy Habits
7/11/2014 5:51:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I love how I feel when I workout and when I eat well. I love when I have time to plan, set myself up with healthy foods, and accomplish goals. Despi...  Read more

SHAIA1393

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/11/2014 9:53:44 AM,  8 COMMENTS

“Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment.” ~ Drew Carey ...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

A Very Needed Sanity Break
7/11/2014 12:10:56 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Since I joined SP on June 18th, I think I've only gone one day without walking, usually twice a day. I've been pushing myself to be consistent, but t...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/10/2014 10:30:42 AM,  6 COMMENTS

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~William Faulkner...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Mentally Wrung Out...
7/9/2014 12:21:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I was starting to feel mentally wrung out and the more wrung out I felt the more I emotionally ate. I let dramatic family members and work stress leak...  Read more

MRSYATES84

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/9/2014 10:34:32 AM,  7 COMMENTS

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. ~ H. G. Wells ...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Yucky Day
7/9/2014 12:54:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was a yucky day, and I don't know why. Yesterday I weighed myself, and I lost 5 pounds during my first week on Spark. This should have motivated...  Read more

SHAIA1393

Mindful Vs. Mindless Eating
7/8/2014 2:18:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday there were some yummy cookies in the breakroom. One of my favorites! Soft shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate. Yummy! I onl...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

More Health Frustrations
7/8/2014 12:37:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been off Spark People for close to two months now. And a lot has happened since my last blog entry. I had my MRI at the end of May, and as...  Read more

SHOOTINGSTARR7

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/8/2014 10:26:44 AM,  8 COMMENTS

For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 lbs. I say by choice because you see I have never accidentally eaten anything. ~...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/7/2014 10:08:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” ~Thomas Jefferson...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Who is my competition?
7/6/2014 11:39:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As I was walking around the park tonight, I started thinking about my competition. Who should I compare myself to so I could know if I'm making progr...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Conclusion
7/6/2014 6:17:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"The Perfect Burger" (see blog post right before this one) is pretty darn good! I jazzed it up a bit using Beaver brand Coney Island Hotdog Mustard i...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

We'll see if this is true...
7/6/2014 3:24:17 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The perfect burger? stupideasypaleo.com/2014/03/27/perfect-bur
ger/ I'll be making this recipe today and plan to make 7 burgers, one...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Positives from this week:
7/6/2014 3:06:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

1. I worked out for 30 - 50 minutes every day. 2. I stayed motivated using SparkPeople; reading articles, completing activities, and tracking. 3...  Read more

SHAIA1393

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/6/2014 11:06:26 AM,  6 COMMENTS

This was in my email from Sparkpeople, and it's so good I wanted to share it here as a reminder to myself and anyone who reads it: Paul the Spa...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Music to Walk By
7/5/2014 2:48:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

If I can't walk with a friend, I walk with my MP3 player. I'm always on the lookout for fun upbeat songs across a variety of genres, except for most...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Today's Inspiration - Don't Quit!
7/5/2014 12:12:10 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Don't Quit When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, And you feel like the biggest failure in town. When you want to give up ju...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

An Interesting Day
7/4/2014 9:50:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's been an interesting day today. I've been having fun figuring out my blood sugar, menu and medication all day, and have had low blood sugar 3 tim...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/4/2014 12:28:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. ~ Carl Sandburg...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/3/2014 9:49:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

“The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

candy and apples and Big Brother
7/3/2014 2:50:44 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I thought I would write in here today. I was catching up on my paperwork, emails, and other things today. I like to journal once a day when I am...  Read more

NOWELLE76

Celebrating Small Successes
7/3/2014 1:02:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a long journey to get to where I am today, and I still have quite a way to go. Through the loss of the previous 75lbs one thing I've learne...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/2/2014 9:42:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” ~James Gordon...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

I felt lost today, and that’s a wonderful thing!
7/1/2014 6:26:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

By the end of the day today, I felt completely lost and swallowed up, and I was happy about it! Why on earth would that make me happy? Well, I...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

July 2014
7/1/2014 10:24:38 AM,  8 COMMENTS

My goals for July: Track ALL my food. Exercise 3x a week Lose 5 lbs-again! lol Cut down on smoking! I want my goals in writing so hope...  Read more

SNUZSUZ

Inspirational Quote for Today
7/1/2014 9:50:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Another Inspirational Weight Loss Story
7/1/2014 12:19:24 AM,  2 COMMENTS

These are so encouraging! I love to share them :) Down 120 pounds, she's running but not hiding Trying to get into new routine teaches woman '...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Choose Your Focus
6/30/2014 9:42:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am fortunate to have a job where I can put on headphones and listen to whatever I want all day. I'm not a huge music fan, so I tend to find podcast...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

Inspirational Quote for Today
6/30/2014 11:03:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

“No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” ~Bill Phillips ...  Read more

DAISYBELLEKIA

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