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Off to a good start! Thursday, June 19
6/20/2014 1:06:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Even though the weather and my children didn't make it easy for me to get my exercise done today, I did do some. I was able to do my 10,000 steps, an...  Read more


Fed Up!
6/16/2014 7:26:26 PM,  28 COMMENTS

OK, that's it. I've had it with myself. No more excuses. No more "oh I'll do better," "things will get better once I start feeling better emotionally,...  Read more


Discouraged with tight fitting clothes....ugh ;/
6/2/2014 7:45:41 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well after the last few days of putting clothes on and them not fitting right, fitting tight, or not able to button, I have decided that is motivation...  Read more


Ahead of my goals I set for myself
5/14/2014 2:08:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I love seeing the short term n long term goals I set n reach I ahead schedule which great. I am down currently 40 lbs n my goals was by June to be do...  Read more


The powers of exercise.
5/5/2014 4:52:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Stayed up way too late last night, and got a parking ticket this morning. I need to do laundry and groceries but I'm soooo tired. Sitting...  Read more


100 Days to a Better Person
4/25/2014 4:59:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The website "Giveit100" ( has been on my mind lately. I thought the idea in itself was intriguing: dedicate 100 days of your li...  Read more


Feeling Fabolous fit n fantastic
4/25/2014 10:22:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have never felt better I am currently down 33.5 lbs n down 2 pants sizes also with dedicating myself to planet fitness which I love I have crazy en...  Read more


An Everlasting Work in Progress: Reflections on a Year of Maintenance
4/16/2014 9:41:56 PM,  55 COMMENTS

n-a-year-of-maintenance.html) One year ago today,...  Read more


April 2014
4/7/2014 6:04:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy April 2014 ~ Still working at it to lose the 20 pounds I gained over the past two years. I will be happy to lose 15 pounds to be at a heal...  Read more


25 lbs down n counting
4/5/2014 10:55:21 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I can't be more proud, happy of myself I 25 lbs I whole pant size down n dropping , I now have faithfully gone to planet fitness every day to do cardi...  Read more


Homemade Muscle Soak
4/4/2014 1:57:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So my poor man has been working his booty off. This week he put in 70 hours at his job (CHEF). I have decided I am putting together a little pamper...  Read more


YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!
4/3/2014 5:52:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I can't thank everyone enough who make time to stop by and leave me positive comments. You help me stay positive and accountable! Today I have been...  Read more


feelin very proud
4/2/2014 7:21:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

after the ruff 2 weeks i had first my younger sister had to under go major knew operation and i recoverying for 6 weeks and...  Read more


4/2/2014 11:18:19 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I fell off the motivation wagon. I haven’t been feeling like myself the past week. I Have just felt really off, overwhelmed, and stressed 24 . I ha...  Read more


3/27/2014 12:43:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Trying to get your house in order and by house I mean life is definitely a challenge and sometimes requires sacrifice. This year 2014 has been a posi...  Read more


Career...I miss you
3/25/2014 5:08:48 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today is a bit of a life changing day for me. I have always wanted to be a teacher. I went to college to become a Health teacher. I taught school i...  Read more


Lovin Life
3/24/2014 11:49:57 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So today was my weigh in date for the 5 pound weight loss challenge for my “Partnership Accountability Team” I have lost a total of 4 lbs this month...  Read more


God Created but Satan created
3/21/2014 12:34:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Last Sunday at church the message was about Gluttony. He read this little silly poem. He changed it up a big but this was the only copy I could find...  Read more


YAY It's HUMP day
3/19/2014 5:44:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It is a mega crummy day here. Rainy, cold and just blah. Tonight I’m going out to dinner with a friend for her birthday, she chose Claim Jumpers. N...  Read more


Anyone notice? help w/ food trakcer
3/19/2014 4:09:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I’m curious if anyone else has noticed this. I have been tracking my calories for a month now and just today I noticed that when you exercise you are...  Read more


Feeling Defeated...Any advice?
3/18/2014 11:18:18 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Last night I decided to take my measurements. I’m not sure if I did them right but I was pretty sad about the numbers. I am not sure that there is a...  Read more


Fit Bit? Anyone use one? Feedback Please!!
3/18/2014 9:22:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been looking into purchasing a Fit Bit tracker to help monitor my calories burned/steps/sleep/etc. And I was wondering what others thought abou...  Read more


3/17/2014 4:25:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This weekend I was MIA. It was quite busy. Friday went to a concert with my parents and wonderful boyfriend. It’s called “Experience Hendrix”....  Read more


Yesterday's dr appointment
3/15/2014 2:29:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We'll I have a check up was proud to get on the scale and dropped 20 lbs since February 22 I proud n gives me incentive to keep going...  Read more


Becoming a planet fitness member
3/13/2014 12:11:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I took the next wonderful step in my healthy life style to committing myself to planet fitness I excited brand new one opening near me , also trainer...  Read more


Before pics (this was HARD)
3/12/2014 1:24:11 PM,  9 COMMENTS

After looking at so many blogs on Sparkspeople and photos on Instagram I have decided to do something extremely hard for myself. I bought a bikini in...  Read more


Economy WOES
3/11/2014 11:36:55 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So over the past couple of days I have heard nothing but tax increases and bill increases. It is honestly the most frustrating thing I have heard lat...  Read more


3/10/2014 1:17:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This weekend was wonderful! I spent it with my wonderful man. One Sunday he came and worked out with me which was wonderful! Every weekend we spend...  Read more


3/7/2014 2:38:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So today at work, I openly talked about my goals and what I'm trying to do for myself. I realized that I have influenced a few of my co-workers into...  Read more


3/7/2014 12:18:46 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So today I decided to go to a Zumba class. I have been feeling under the weather for awhile but I'm still fighting whatever it is...taking my vitamin...  Read more


3/5/2014 5:32:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The average paczki packs 400 calories and more than 25 grams of fat. I am not able to indulge because I'm on a diet but I still splurged a bit. I had...  Read more


Pear tree
3/4/2014 2:27:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today we had Ice when I woke up this morning. I was worried because the pear tree in our back yard had blossomed out and then was covered with Ice! Th...  Read more


Feeling good
3/4/2014 10:17:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am proud to say I have vowed to change my ways n been journaling n joining planet fitness I am a new healthier me down 15 lbs so far eve step a n...  Read more


3/3/2014 12:19:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I stepped on the scale today 2 lbs heavier than a week ago. I have analyzed what I ate last week and what foods I should stay away from and what food...  Read more


I Brokedown today.....
3/2/2014 10:39:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well today I had my first breakdown. I was out with my wonderful boyfriend to lunch. He is honestly such a strong support but we decided to go out f...  Read more


ch 1, 2014

3/1/2014 6:44:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy March 1, 2014. This is the first day of my streak that I hope to continue thru to the end. I am up early to meet some of my friends at the gym...  Read more


More pictures
2/28/2014 1:26:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I walked today again even though yesterday my foot hurt from the new shoes so I wore the old ones today! I took my jacket this morning but I didn't ne...  Read more


StreakintoSpring, March 1, 2014 to March 20, 2014
2/28/2014 10:21:38 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Last day in February and I am setting up my blog to post each day that I keep my streak going for 20 days. I know I can do this and hope I get result...  Read more


Walking again!
2/27/2014 4:20:54 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I walked my mapped route on the oak brook trail today I didn't take any pictures, this one is from april when I was walking. It's a pretty route...  Read more


2/27/2014 3:47:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I’m feeling ravenous but I am trying to retrain my tummy, eyes, and brain to eat less. My stomach is growling so I keep guzzling water, still n...  Read more


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