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5/21/2014 2:58:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am sitting here thinking of any possible excuse not to exercise. I have to be at work in a few hours...... I will be too tired.....I've been sick. I...  Read more


Meal replacement shakes
4/27/2014 10:54:01 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Me best friend introduced me to Isagenix. If you have never heard of it, it includes cleansing, replacing nutrients in your body with meal replacemen...  Read more


What do YOU do?
4/27/2014 10:42:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

To snack or not snack...... My daughter has always made unhealthy choices with her food decisions until recently. In fact, her doctor stressed that sh...  Read more


I am a failure
3/24/2014 8:33:31 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I have lost and gained. And my self esteem is lower now than ever before. At one point I was down 50 pounds and at the lowest weight I had ever ever b...  Read more


4 Days and Counting
2/14/2014 9:48:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm at work. There are donuts in the break room. I'm not eating them. This is big for me. Munching on the bag of raw carrots I brought for snack. I'd...  Read more


Day 2 (Plus 6 years or so)
2/12/2014 1:20:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's really pretty embarrassing to me that I started on SparkPeople in 2008, and I still weigh about the same as I did back then. Well, technically no...  Read more


Back Again
2/11/2014 9:49:47 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I think I read somewhere that when people quit smoking, they have to try several times before they finally succeed. I think it's the same way with los...  Read more


just saying whats going on with me
1/13/2014 9:03:59 AM,  2 COMMENTS

since oct my hubby has been gone for work, its been crazy and my eating habits reflect it. so trying a new approach. i started carb cycling a week ag...  Read more


Doing well on paleo so far
12/10/2013 10:40:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ate battered fish for dinner and can't even handle the batter, gives me bad stomach cramps. Who knew? Been doing well all week, dropped a couple pou...  Read more


12/2/2013 1:32:30 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I started the paleo plan off and on after Atkins, going to get it together and quit going off it. I feel much better on, IBS isn't as bad on it and I...  Read more


A brand new me.
11/13/2013 8:56:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Would you like to know something ironic? I've always been a little guarded here because I have this fear that someone I know will find me and rea...  Read more


10/23/2013 9:47:25 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Just some random health stuff floating around in my head today and I thought I would blog it out. Yesterday was a new workout day. I've been gett...  Read more


10/6/2013 12:01:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Just joined a DietBet. This is my second one. I was so confident on the first one and I didn't win. This time I am more determined than ever. The fin...  Read more


Weight Watchers
9/24/2013 3:07:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

While I was driving into work this morning I started thinking about what will help me stick with this whole "diet". I started thinking that I really n...  Read more


"Stop being interested and GET COMMITTED!!"
9/23/2013 4:50:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I don't know exactly what it is going to take to kick my butt into gear but I have to figure something out, asap. I have been doing so crappy lately....  Read more


Zumba Zumba Zumba
9/10/2013 3:07:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am feeling a lot better today than I have been the past few weeks. Yesterday was a really good day, as far as diet/exercise goes. I tracked and coun...  Read more


9/9/2013 4:38:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This is just to get it all off my chest. It probably won't make much sense: Another thing that happened since I have last updated was something I...  Read more


9/9/2013 2:28:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have so much to write about. I don't know why I don't blog more often. I am going to try to break this up into a few different posts. This one will...  Read more


"Just Today"
9/6/2013 12:23:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This past week I've been catching myself getting down and essentially insulting myself for having 55 pounds to lose, even though I've been eating much...  Read more


The re-start that feels real...
9/3/2013 9:09:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm hoping this time the "be good to yourself" advice sticks. I've downloaded an app on my phone to allow me to track my food being as I'm not a...  Read more


10,000 steps
8/30/2013 12:21:35 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So I bought this pocket pedometer that I love. The first few days I used it I realized how little exercise I was really getting. I committed to Sparkp...  Read more


A Kind Letter to Myself
8/28/2013 2:59:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Andrea, I'm writing you this letter because I'm really concerned about you. You seem so unhappy and unhealthy lately. Please know that you a...  Read more


8/16/2013 11:25:00 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I may have found a way to eat chocolate slowly. I am a dark chocolate fan. I figure it might be like anyone who really likes the taste of alcohol...  Read more


Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?
8/9/2013 4:29:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This week has been a frustrating week. I just can't seem to snap out of this funk I am in. And feeling down is not helping me stick with my work out a...  Read more


The Best Experience Ever!
8/7/2013 4:47:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

What a weekend!! I can't honestly remember the last weekend that I enjoyed this much. Friday after work I met Leslie at the gym and got in an hr of ca...  Read more


I am doing this to better myself, not to be better than someone else.
8/2/2013 3:05:12 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This week has been a pretty good week. I went to Zumba Monday and Wed. I also worked out at the gym Sat Sun and Tues, that is 5 days in a row. I took...  Read more


Heartbroken and Eating
8/1/2013 10:15:39 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Sparkfriends, Some of you read my blog about my father being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He's only 66. Two weeks ago he had a a few episode...  Read more


Finally Hired a Personal Trainer!
7/30/2013 8:32:49 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It's refreshing to see a Spark Friend who is getting back into starting over after losing some of her weight loss gains. You Spark Friends are so moti...  Read more


The Gym is My Sanctuary
7/29/2013 11:44:09 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This morning I woke up in a really good mood, which is strange. Especially for a Monday morning. I think working out really does help my mood. I was o...  Read more


It's a long story
7/24/2013 4:33:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I apologize in advance for how long this is going to be. I have not blogged in quite some time. This is going to be more of a I need to get my feeling...  Read more


Ebb and flow
7/18/2013 8:42:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I hope that I am not the only person that seems to go through phases with fitness. I've stuck with it long enough that the basics are true habits. Eve...  Read more


Take What You Need (A Few Pics)
7/12/2013 12:41:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

When I stopped for dinner at a Cracker Barrel late on Wednesday night I went to the ladies' room. This was on the back of the door in my stall. ...  Read more


Quick update on weigh in!
6/21/2013 3:50:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have tons to write about but no time at the moment. I did want to update on one thing. I was on vacation last week and I weighed in that Monda...  Read more


42-year-old knees
6/21/2013 10:04:57 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I played basketball last week with my kids, leading me to do some full out sprinting and getting my heart rate up. It felt great, but I have to tell y...  Read more


6/17/2013 10:32:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow, stayed on Atkins for almost 2 weeks and was doing okay, lost a few pounds, but can't take the lack of carbs. I felt pretty good at first but the...  Read more


Getting to Know Myself Better.
6/14/2013 6:34:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday you throw me for a loop. You three always get me to abandon my healthy ways. I start so good on Monday, follow through on...  Read more


My Excuses and their Definitions - Ever Used These?
6/13/2013 9:37:46 AM,  13 COMMENTS

The list of excuses I've used that never seem to help me lose weight - "I'll start on Monday" This gives me x number of days since I fell off...  Read more


6/10/2013 10:19:48 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I got sick of dieting last week and really did a number on myself. I ate out, high fat high protein foods, and then yesterday morning I decided to fa...  Read more


6/6/2013 6:43:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am frustrated. I am irrated with myself. I have finally made the plan to get back into a healthy eating routine. I went out and spent and extra 70 o...  Read more


The Daffodil Principle
6/5/2013 8:00:04 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I usually loathe emails that have been forwarded to me from a chain of a million unknown sources. But this one has a great message, and some fun pictu...  Read more


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