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5/15/2014 9:49:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm on the journey to become the person I want to be; that I know I can be. As of today, a week into my epic, I am 244.5, three pounds lighter than wh...  Read more


Day 894- Being a Pinterest Pin
5/13/2014 8:55:12 AM,  140 COMMENTS

I can't thank you all enough for the enormous amount of support on my blog last Wednesday. Posting that before and after photo was tough, because obvi...  Read more


I fell off the wagon and I fell hard.
5/13/2014 7:26:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

The last 3 days my calories have gone from 1500 max to neatly 3000 a day. I am back to binging at night, which is mentally and physically exhausting....  Read more


21 Day Sugar Detox- What I have learned.
5/11/2014 7:19:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok so I did not make it to the 21 Days according to L1 completely but I did 12 and I am proud of that. I am choosing to look my new plan as a modified...  Read more


Why the 21 Sugar Detox is not working for me..
5/11/2014 6:40:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Day 14 of the 21 DSD. Maybe my will is weaker then I imagined but after a strong Friday, I binged on Saturday on cookies while I was home alone.. I a...  Read more


Reaching new heights
5/10/2014 8:32:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am giving myself a pat on the back today. It is offically Day 13 of the 21DSD! Last night was a friend's birthday party at a pizza place, I was in a...  Read more


Day 314: I completed 110 fitness minutes today... WHAT?!
5/8/2014 10:46:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I speak the truth! After 3 separate walks today (one to my afternoon job, one home, and one with mom this evening), I walked almost 4 miles and earned...  Read more


Day 12 - First binge on 21DSD
5/8/2014 8:34:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This week I have been feeling a little better, although still having some problems with my stools, leg cramps and fatigue while on this detox. To reme...  Read more


Day 313: Mental Games
5/7/2014 9:57:01 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've come to the somewhat obvious conclusion that losing weight is yes physical, but mostly mental. What's difficult is going home after a solid worko...  Read more


Day 887- Kind Words Do So Much
5/7/2014 11:31:53 AM,  248 COMMENTS

The other day I was sent the following message, from a Facebook friend I probably haven't seen in 3 years. "This might be weird, and I've been d...  Read more


Day 885- Zero of my Hundred Miles for May
5/5/2014 8:59:38 AM,  106 COMMENTS

Well, it's May 5th and I have yet to run a mile yet this month. To be fair, I spent the majority of this weekend packing up our house in Athens and mo...  Read more


"I can't eat it" vs "I don't eat it"
5/4/2014 7:46:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have always liked specific types of diet (vegetarian, paleo, herbal detox) because there are plans that outline what you eat. I do a hell of a lot b...  Read more


The Fat conundrum
5/4/2014 7:41:37 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Progressively while on this 21 Day Sugar Detox I have become very tired and weak, perhaps due to the low carb in take. I have talked to a friend that...  Read more


Day Five 21DSD (day sugar detox)
5/2/2014 6:33:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well week one is going splendidly so far. I have been eating close to Paleo as Diane Sanphilippo's 21 Day Sugar Detox has suggested. Suprisingly I hav...  Read more


Food issues and family
4/30/2014 7:12:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have the luxury of working from home (yay) and I also live with my parents. My mom is retired and she really is a very kind woman. She makes my coff...  Read more


Day 880- Do I Want To Be A Runner?
4/30/2014 9:15:58 AM,  45 COMMENTS

After huffing and puffing through severe leg cramps and dehydration at my first and only half-marathon, I was certain I'd never enter another race aga...  Read more


I'm getting my shine back! And I won't lose it again.
4/28/2014 6:24:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I can't describe why this attempt feels different than all of the rest, but it does! Inside, my soul is terrified. Has anyone ever watched my 600lb...  Read more


Day 878- What a Wonderful Wedding
4/28/2014 9:00:14 AM,  191 COMMENTS

This weekend we had beautiful weather and a wonderful wedding for one of my best friends. The scale said I'm up three pounds this morning, but I'm pre...  Read more


Day 303: Finally seeing some results, but fighting FOOD BRAIN!
4/27/2014 1:05:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hey everyone! The last time I wrote a blog was not so happy, but this one will be much more positive. I've been weight training for the past few weeks...  Read more


More thoughts
4/26/2014 5:49:54 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have been studying different health angles (again) for the last couple of hours (hydrocolonics, detox foods) and it occurred to me: maybe this skin...  Read more


Sugar conundrums
4/26/2014 3:54:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well it was tough week for me, as it is the week before my period. I exercised but I also binged almost every night and the sugar and carb cravings f...  Read more


Day 874- Surviving this Wedding Weekend
4/24/2014 10:20:04 AM,  119 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone! This weekend, I'm in my friend and future bridesmaid's wedding. This involves the rehearsal dinner Friday night, the wedding all...  Read more


A new way of thinking- Easter
4/20/2014 8:18:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I was blanching some collard greens before going to Easter dinner at my in laws and the leaves looked so beautiful, and fresh- the very essence...  Read more


Funny thoughts
4/20/2014 9:22:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning to the alarm of my phone and looked at my notifications and one was a sparkpeople email. I didn't give it much thought but then...  Read more


4/19/2014 11:09:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Weekends are my low points. I wait for the weekend all week for a break but when I get to them I dont know what to do with myself and fall into a detr...  Read more


4/19/2014 11:02:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have come leaps and bounds! The last 2 weeks I have mostly offed the nasty habit of snacking on sugary sweets at work that come in the form of bakin...  Read more


Day 868- Remaking Myself...A Work in Progress
4/18/2014 11:35:19 AM,  36 COMMENTS

While watching a movie yesterday, I heard a quote by Gandhi that really moved me. " Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world.....  Read more


Day 866- 7 Months to the Wedding, and 4 weeks down with Weight Watchers
4/16/2014 9:27:12 AM,  95 COMMENTS

Hey Everyone! I posted this Transformation Tuesday pic on my Facebook and Instagram yesterday. It never ceases to amaze me how unhapp...  Read more


Day 864- A Plethora of Pictures
4/14/2014 10:23:53 AM,  44 COMMENTS

So last week, I had to give a presentation to high school seniors and their parents. I find that if I dress strictly business casual, I'm usually conf...  Read more


4/12/2014 1:51:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am starting to realize that I AM DIFFERENT! I always thought that being big is what made me different and that is why I always gravitate towards oth...  Read more


Day 860- Finally Feeling Better
4/10/2014 9:04:48 AM,  81 COMMENTS

Hey Sparkfriends. Thank you all so much for all your comments, goodies and messages regarding my headaches. I finally went to the ER yesterday an...  Read more


Day 858- Why Didn't Losing Weight Solve All My Problems?
4/8/2014 11:40:54 AM,  51 COMMENTS

To be fair, losing weight solved A LOT of my problems. I used to get upper respiratory infections, and a mix of bronchitis and pneumonia pretty regula...  Read more


Feeling Gooooood
4/5/2014 2:55:35 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I truly feel like my body is functioning a little better since I have been cutting calories and focusing more on healthy eating.. Even though it has o...  Read more


Day 853- I'm the GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
4/3/2014 9:30:27 AM,  136 COMMENTS

OH MY GOODNESS SPARKFRIENDS! A few weeks ago, I told you about the photo contest that I entered with a photo of J.D. and myself on the football f...  Read more


Day 850- Successful Weekend Followed by A Sick Day...
3/31/2014 7:13:18 PM,  28 COMMENTS

This morning I woke up at 4am with a terrible migraine. The good news is I weighed 182.8, the same as I did before I left for the weekend, so I manage...  Read more


What does this mean?
3/31/2014 2:47:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I seem to see bunnies a lot by my home. I come home from work really late and several times I have seen bunnies running across the road, even in the m...  Read more


No More Avoiding Reality
3/30/2014 7:46:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, a LOT has changed since I was last on. I graduated college, moved in with my boyfriend and have a job in my field. Life has gone by all too qui...  Read more


Day 274: Sickness and Making Goals
3/29/2014 1:09:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This week was my last week before spring break, and I'm happy to say I made it through and am looking forward to having the entire week off next week...  Read more


Confessions of a Sugar Addict- Part 3 Body Image
3/29/2014 1:59:10 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I just posted a new blog post about my last few weeks on step two of the "Taming your Sweet Tooth Challenge" from here, my progress and my thoughts on...  Read more


My it works journey and company
3/29/2014 1:57:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been using products from a company called it works and getting great results!!!! If you want to see my personal results check out my facebook p...  Read more


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