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Back in 1-derland!
7/11/2014 11:55:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have now been in 1-derland for over a month! That is a record for me. I have left Slidell Athletic Club and joined Planet Fitness about a year ago a...  Read more


the sea wears lace every day2
6/26/2014 5:01:45 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Will we do anything to get sparkpoints? i did. or did i do it to make friends too? which do you think? i'll tell you the answer in a minute. let...  Read more


Trying to get back on track
6/8/2014 3:06:04 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My grandpa passed away early memorial day....So now that its time to move forward, I am trying to get back on track with my health. I have the veggie...  Read more


I've been MIA, trying to get back on track
5/21/2014 11:14:58 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So I've been MIA for awhile from Spark.. My plan at the beginning of the year was to get on some teams and get my butt back in gear. But life had ot...  Read more


BLC25 Fitness Test
5/5/2014 3:50:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am happy to report that I did excellent on all 4 of the fitness test. I won't lie my arms and abs is achy for all the modified pushups and crunches...  Read more


I hit my goal...
4/24/2014 11:00:40 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Its been four years since the weight started to come off. Four very long years with lots of ups and downs that sometimes didn't feel like it was worth...  Read more


doctors: Do they really care?
4/8/2014 2:43:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So i emailed my doctor about what was going on. She didn't feel the need to recommend anything i could do but to contact my obgyn. So i shot him an em...  Read more


i hate my body
4/7/2014 7:44:27 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It seems like it takes me about a week to recover after having a cyst rupture. I had one last week and now another today. Its hard to do anything and...  Read more


The craziness that has kept me away from the site
3/18/2014 6:55:57 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Lets do it day by day Sunday - Sunday I suffered from a ovarian cyst rupture. Yes can we say painful. I couldn't eat and I couldn't drink. I was...  Read more


3/17/2014 11:01:07 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Its been a rough few months...I am slowly getting back into spark...I was really hoping to have a workout/accountablity partner to get me going but th...  Read more


Making fun at feeling bad to feel good.
3/15/2014 6:24:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was feeling really bad this morning for not reaching my 5% again for the challenge but mostly for not reaching my personal goal of not gaining at al...  Read more


Sugar or Salt? The breakfast blues...
3/11/2014 4:24:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have a problem. I need protein for breakfast but I don't have the time to cook at home. I've been alternating between Greek yogurt or cottage chee...  Read more


3/9/2014 7:19:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

When i was in my teens I always used to think i was fat. I weighted 140-150 pounds depending on the time of year. I played soccer and softball. but no...  Read more


Rest Day #2
3/9/2014 7:14:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Ok Ok i know 2 rest days in one week. My rest days arent exactly rest days, they are more like unplanned exercise days. Meaning its Saturday and Sunda...  Read more


Rest Day #1
3/8/2014 7:25:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Talking about how my knees hate me lol. I have knee problems. I am going to my VA orthopedic surgeon in May so no worries. Jst gotta get through March...  Read more


Slowly but Surely!
2/28/2014 9:47:51 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay so we starting March tomorrow and what did I accomplish so far this year: - well I've lost 5 pounds - had many small victories that will le...  Read more


I feel like a giant knot
2/20/2014 2:43:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My whole body hurts. I'm actually sitting at my desk with a heating pad strap around my neck and a second pad between my back and my chair. If the f...  Read more


Help needed!!! What's a good heart rate monitor?
2/3/2014 5:23:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have a Polar RS200SD that I've been having for 6 years now and the battery is dead. I can change the chest strap battery myself but need...  Read more


Snacks and stuff: a team effort
1/30/2014 6:43:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It seems like watching movies is never complete without having some sort of snack nearby. Josh and I tend to watch movies before bed (most of the time...  Read more


Earned the right to celebrate but I'm at a loss as to how.
1/26/2014 5:39:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am one of those people that can easily celebrate the achievements of others in a heartbeat. I can think up awesome fun things to in order to celebra...  Read more


Size matters
1/25/2014 4:13:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yes, it does! Now get your mind out of the gutter. I'm talking about straws, the kind in water bottles. Sparkers know they need to drink water and...  Read more


1/21/2014 4:40:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This year is GOING TO BE AWESOME, because it has to. It's January and I've reached my 80 pounds lost mark again. My weight jumped in Vermont and since...  Read more


Ways to stop myself before I go off plan...
1/21/2014 9:41:20 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, I am starting my SP journey. I have noticed that one of my biggest problems with sticking to anything is that, once I start over-eating or goin...  Read more


I'm gonna kick somebody's azzzzz
1/17/2014 12:53:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

And I know exactly who! My hubby! I am so MAD! Last night he ran an errand for me but forgot to return the debit card. Today I was coming back...  Read more


It's been two years, but I'm still here.
1/15/2014 8:47:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's been two years since I've posted a blog, almost to the day. What have I been up to? Well, I'm still on this weight loss journey, but the su...  Read more


2014 BLC24 Kick Off
1/15/2014 12:14:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

2014 Kicking it off Right with BLC BLC24 - WEEK - BLC-WIDE WEEKEND CHALLENGE Time to kick off the New Year right with BLC, time to stop mess...  Read more


Who says this?
1/13/2014 1:56:13 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been in the middle of nowhere, Louisiana, for 8 years now. One of the sayings here that really bothers me is 'on tomorrow.' Who says this? App...  Read more


Just venting
1/12/2014 8:13:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm tired of being the bad guy. My hubby has one day a week with his daughter and during the holidays he gets extra time. We planned a short trip wi...  Read more


Scarlet Seals 24 Pre Start Challenge
1/10/2014 4:00:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

S – SIZE. You will receive 150 points if you take your “BLC 24 BEFORE” body measurements. This is a great way to see progress when that mean ole’ scal...  Read more


IBS bites
1/9/2014 1:18:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

And so do food allergies in general. I discovered I had some food allergies when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia many years ago. It explained some...  Read more


A Whirlwind last 2 weeks & Merry Christmas!
12/26/2013 1:17:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow, this last 2 weeks have been the craziest ever for me, especially since it's been during the Christmas season. With our dancing programs, shoppin...  Read more


Our new rescue pup, Paco
12/7/2013 10:45:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Last week & a half ago a friend of my husband's came into the same neighborhood bar where my husband visits & had a Chihuahua with him. The poor thin...  Read more


Personal Interm 3% Christmas Challenge
12/7/2013 12:30:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm thinking that we have about 4-6 weeks until the Winter Challenge so I am challenging myself to continue during the interm. I will post here each...  Read more


To Be or Not to Be
11/26/2013 10:18:27 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Many on my team know that I've been fighting an acute case of bronchitis this last week but don't know that I was having medical problems for almost a...  Read more


July changed my life
11/17/2013 2:09:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hi everyone, I haven't blogged in awhile because I haven't been on SP for awhile until recently. In July I ran the Dirty Girl mudrun and slipped...  Read more


Short Term Goal [Pictures]
11/13/2013 10:15:17 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I started this journey at 274.6 pounds. Thats A LOT for a 23-24 year old. YIKES! Me this summer July 2013 [somewhere in the 270's] Me now No...  Read more


Name One Thing You Love About Your Body
11/9/2013 8:45:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

One of the things I love about my body is its strong and the only one I have. I love the definition I am getting in my arms too....  Read more


Happy TGIF! Whoop! Whoop!
11/8/2013 6:27:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

How are you feeling today? Today I am feeling very sore but energized. It is Friday so it will be a great day....  Read more


5 Great Reasons that INSPIRE Me To Exercise
11/7/2013 12:45:31 PM,  5 COMMENTS

1- More ENERGY/ HAPPIER 2- Makes me feel better 3- More toned 4- Sleep soundly 5- Kids...  Read more


Mystery Bird Found!
11/4/2013 8:16:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I started my conquest in the late 90’s. Always a day late and a dollar short to see the rare visitor Often times less than a day, just minutes late. T...  Read more


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