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Day 209: Motivational Monday
7/28/2014 11:24:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"Sometimes it's not the big temptations that can ruin a diet, it's the little ones. You have the power to make good decisions!" (Denise Austin) ...  Read more


Official Fitness Test
7/28/2014 8:09:35 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14...  Read more


Day 208: Something to Think About
7/27/2014 11:12:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Each transition is an opportunity to look at who you are - and where you're headed." (Terri Trespicio) You know when Sunday rolls around I...  Read more


Day 207: Just Because
7/26/2014 10:16:00 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." (Bill Watterson) This morning I got up and cleaned out t...  Read more


Day 206: Just Pampering
7/25/2014 11:04:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a powe...  Read more


Day 205: I'm Such a Sporty Kind of Gal...NOT!
7/25/2014 12:45:08 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." (Beverly Sills) Wacky Wednesday and you know what that means now? Little facts or crazy...  Read more


Regrouping 101
7/24/2014 2:43:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When I first joined SP I was happy to find a place that gave me tools to attain my health goals. And yes, the first big one was to lose 25 pounds tha...  Read more


Day 204: Where to Start???
7/23/2014 11:43:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

"Raise the bar! Set tiny goals for yourself, and as you meet them, set more. The sky is the limit!" (Denise Austin) I’ve been focusing on...  Read more


Midlife and the lose-gain cycle
7/23/2014 8:06:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

First goal is to track all food. 2nd is to heal my plantar fascitis. Once I get into 1 and past 2, 3rd is to start using the nice gym my hu...  Read more


Day 203: Feed Your Soul
7/22/2014 11:25:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Sometimes you have to let everything go -- purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything -- whatever is bringing you down -- get rid of it. Becaus...  Read more


Day 202: To New Beginnings
7/21/2014 11:36:02 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"I don't have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life. It's a trip more wonderful t...  Read more


Day 201: Two Year Anniversary
7/20/2014 5:23:11 PM,  6 COMMENTS

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” (John Taylor) Someone put crosses with the name...  Read more


Who deserves to live?
7/20/2014 5:22:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I read something by a person who doesn't feel that anyone who cannot find a job or cannot work because of physical problems deserves to eat....  Read more


Day 200: Tomorrow Will Be Sad
7/19/2014 10:33:13 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Somewhere in there, among the worries, questions, advice and advertising jingles, lives your intuition, your true 'inner voice.' You can hear it to t...  Read more


Day 199: Still Having Me Time
7/19/2014 12:28:04 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"Everyone who got to where they are had to begin where they were." (Richard Paul Evans) I’m using this weekend to get myself back on track...  Read more


Day 198: Me Time
7/17/2014 9:40:15 PM,  9 COMMENTS

"Rather than try to eliminate stress, find your flow within it." (Terri Trespicio) ...  Read more


Tricks of the Trade
7/17/2014 12:34:59 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Cookies sitting in the kitchen. 495 I know they are there. It was 10:30AM and I wanted one or two or three. I started heading to the kitchen and...  Read more


Proud Mom...So ready to get back into the GYM!!
7/17/2014 12:25:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Last night was DS' last baseball game of the season!! I'm so proud of his performance this year he showed great improvement!! It was a cold and rain...  Read more


Ending week 4 of the 5% challenge
7/17/2014 11:12:03 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Coming up on the 1/2 way part of the challenge... I'm not doing as amazing as i had hoped. I've got more than a pound to loose between today and tomor...  Read more


Day 197: Those Bad Habits
7/16/2014 10:56:42 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a powe...  Read more


Latest weekend in the woods (photo heavy)
7/16/2014 9:26:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This past weekend we up to 10K feet and had an amazingly beautiful time! We did get turned back on our hike cause of the snow drifts, but still had...  Read more


Wednesday's Random Thoughts
7/16/2014 10:37:16 AM,  5 COMMENTS

As I started sparking today I read the motivational message, all about the difference in being interested in your goals and committed. That is ABSOLU...  Read more


Day 196: Much Respect
7/15/2014 10:08:13 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." (Anatole France) With a heavy heart I’...  Read more


A New Path to Fitness
7/15/2014 2:17:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have discovered a better balance for myself in regards to fitness. I have realized that I was not doing enough strength training as I should be, es...  Read more


Day 195: Chit Chatting a Bit
7/14/2014 11:39:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"Indulgence isn't a sign of failure; it's an occasional opportunity to experience pure pleasure." (Terri Trespicio) I’m sitting her watchin...  Read more


What Sparkpeople Trackers Have Done for Me
7/14/2014 11:52:01 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It has been a long haul of ups and downs trying to find the right system that would get this weight to budge. I can't express enough how important the...  Read more


Day 194: Stick To Your Guns
7/13/2014 10:58:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"I don't have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life. It's a trip more wonderful t...  Read more


Hike to Hanging Lake
7/13/2014 10:35:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Went to Glenwood Springs Colorado for my hubby's 50th birthday. The highlight of the trip was the hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon. We tried...  Read more


What a week it has been!
7/13/2014 4:59:51 PM,  10 COMMENTS

My 84 year old aunt, who lives 20 minutes from me and whom I am very close with wound up in the hospital with pneumonia. Her husband also has pneumon...  Read more


Day 193: A Lazy Saturday
7/13/2014 12:25:16 AM,  6 COMMENTS

"It's not where you start - it's where you finish that counts." (Zig Ziglar) Thank you for all your support in the comments from yesterday’...  Read more


7/12/2014 12:54:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

From the beginning of the "newest" time on this rodeo circuit: 06/03/2014 244.7 pounds Neck 16.5 Right Upper Arm 15.5 Left Upper Arm 1...  Read more


Day 192: Just Don’t Do It
7/11/2014 11:28:48 PM,  10 COMMENTS

"Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health." (Julia Child) There co...  Read more


Ending week 3 of the 5% challenge
7/11/2014 11:02:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

oh my gerd, that was close! Barely got rid of my holiday extravegance and week of catching up! But with an extra walk around the park last night, succ...  Read more


Goal for the month
7/11/2014 8:35:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

7/11/2014 goal for the month: Hubbys birthday is coming up next month would love to be down 10# by then 20...  Read more


Day 191: The Unknown
7/10/2014 10:48:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"When we enter a state of mindful attention, the present moment, the now, eases open. And when it does, life pours in." (Anne Glusker) The...  Read more


Day 190: A Little Chat
7/9/2014 11:56:32 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"You already have all the motivation you need. You just have to learn how to tap it." (Terri Trespicio) We’re having some crazy weather her...  Read more


Everything is Awesome!!!
7/9/2014 3:43:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Got home from work last night and took the boys and the pooch for a walk to the park. What a nice evening to be out! It has been pretty hot here in...  Read more


7/9/2014 11:02:09 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Right now, I'm having a tough time getting going. After a few years of this and taking off pounds, then putting some back, then taking them off again...  Read more


Day 189: A Saboteur, Who Me?
7/8/2014 10:47:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: y...  Read more


Day 188: Gonna Make You Sweat
7/7/2014 10:05:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Making real, lasting change is like plowing a path. The more you use it, the easier it gets." (Terri Trespicio) In order to be successful...  Read more


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