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The Ups and Downs of Starting Over
7/7/2014 7:24:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So like everyone else, I indulged a bit too much over the weekend. Bummer. I expected to be up a bit, but not staring at pretty much the same number t...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

July 1, 2014: A Fresh Start
7/1/2014 11:13:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

368 days. That's how many days I have been a part of SparkPeople. I wish I could say I'm one of those people who has had amazing successes, but...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Fed Up!
6/16/2014 7:26:26 PM,  18 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

FATGIRLRUNN

Day 340: Fears & Fortunes
6/3/2014 9:37:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Lately I've been feeling somewhat conflicted with things. One thing is that eating right and healthy consistently is HARD. I feel like it's what has m...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Back at it again, week 1 down.
5/21/2014 9:48:07 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I started back up at Spark People quietly about 8 days ago. I weighed myself and I'm starting off at my heaviest weight EVER: 266lbs! I've never share...  Read more

MEDUSA1977

Day 323: Happy :)
5/17/2014 4:23:46 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I finally saw the scale move this week! Ever since December, I have gained/lost the same 3-4 lbs and now I'm finally under 230 again!! Couldn't be mor...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

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

ZAPPATTACK

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

ZAPPATTACK

Vegetables!
5/2/2014 8:21:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Saw nutritionist yesterday - she found vegetables okay for kidney stone nonformation!! One carrot, half a cup of broccoli, one whole small tomato, ice...  Read more

WOOFERCOALBOY

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

ZAPPATTACK

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

The website "Giveit100" (https://giveit100.com/) has been on my mind lately. I thought the idea in itself was intriguing: dedicate 100 days of your li...  Read more

MKCOOK1

Now a week into this struggle
4/24/2014 5:42:49 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Coughing way too much & too hard, still. Need pad for stress incontinence. HATE!...  Read more

WOOFERCOALBOY

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

(from www.fatgirlrunn.com/2/post/2014/04/an-ever
lasting-work-in-progress-reflections-o
n-a-year-of-maintenance.html) One year ago today,...  Read more

FATGIRLRUNN

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

ZAPPATTACK

Day 268: Realizations
3/23/2014 11:45:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Over this weekend, I've realized something important: this journey is truly up to me and only I alone can change my life and my body. I think I knew t...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Day 264: Tired of the cycle
3/19/2014 9:52:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Working two jobs is rough. I give so many props to people who are diligent in the gym because right now that is not me. I've found every excuse i...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Day 247: Adjustments
3/2/2014 3:45:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I haven't been a great tracker or blogger, but I vow to change that this month. There has been a lot of adjusting, as I just started my first full-...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Day 218: Hello, February!
2/1/2014 11:15:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So January didn't pan out too well for me... but I basically maintained since December, so that's good in a way. I've been floating and flirting with...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Day 206: Struggling
1/20/2014 10:39:32 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I've returned to the U.S. (and have been back for almost a week) but I'm having trouble getting back in the swing of things. I was sick one day last w...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

We all fall down
1/18/2014 11:21:46 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Been going through a tough time but I'm here! I'm maintaining despite my lack of exercise from a big setback. By the way, watch for my success story o...  Read more

FATGIRLRUNN

Ostrich
1/12/2014 3:36:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

No more. Fly right....  Read more

WOOFERCOALBOY

January, 2014
1/10/2014 11:29:36 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My family moved to Chicago in 2010. Since then my new job has required me to spend more time in front of my computer instead of jumping with kiddos on...  Read more

FITFORTHEBEACH

2014 Bucket List (and last blog before ROME!)
1/2/2014 3:13:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Okay, so it's been 2ish weeks since I've last blogged and this is the last time I will be able to until after I get back from my 10-day pilgrimage to...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Day 175: Why I LOVE SparkPeople
12/20/2013 9:56:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

You know, I've definitely had many doubt-filled days, both before and after joining SparkPeople in June of this year. However, those days seem to be f...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

Day 172: New Gym and Great Picture!!
12/17/2013 10:46:06 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Let me just start off by talking about this weekend and revealing my most recent picture with my boyfriend, Ricky... This is approximately...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

I Thought You Might Think I'm A Brat...
12/16/2013 6:21:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I thought you might think I'm a brat because of my last blog... But you didn't and I appreciate the support I received as I began to doubt myself and...  Read more

MSCASY9

Day 168: Finishing College and Starting Over
12/13/2013 6:08:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Don't know if you guys can tell or not, but... I'M FINISHED WITH COLLEGE AND I'M EXCITED!!!!! Okay, now that we've got that out of our syste...  Read more

ZAPPATTACK

I FEEL LIKE GIVING UP... MAYBE I'M JUST SUPPOSED TO BE FAT
12/10/2013 4:03:50 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I started this journey because I'm tired of being fat. I'm tired of being the fat girl or even associated with being referred to as anything fat. I've...  Read more

MSCASY9

Fast Metabolism Diet Day 5
12/6/2013 11:59:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

so now fats get added back in. really didnt like the 2 days of all protein. yeah, went a little crazy off the diet after lunch...way too much snack...  Read more

DJ_MARIE21

Fast Metabolism Diet Day 4
12/5/2013 11:39:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

another day of protein...I don't like these days so much but they are easier to plan... Slept ok but didn't wake up well at all. Scale said I gained...  Read more

DJ_MARIE21

Fast Metabolism Diet Day 3
12/4/2013 10:32:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I was sure the scale wouldn't be friendly today as I ate SO MUCH yesterday (and still not the double serving of everything I was supposed to), but sur...  Read more

DJ_MARIE21

Fast Metabolism Day 2
12/3/2013 6:29:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

wow, so according to the book, because i want to lose >60lbs I should be eating twice the amount of each serving.....that's just way too much food....  Read more

DJ_MARIE21

Fast Metabolism Day 1
12/2/2013 10:12:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Started the fast metabolism diet today, which really isn't much of a diet. Discovered that oatmeal smoothies (steel cut oats ground into powder then a...  Read more

DJ_MARIE21

Why Am I On This Journey?
11/19/2013 8:17:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am on this journey to become a healthier, more confident woman! I am not on this journey to find my next boyfriend or to fit into a bikini next summ...  Read more

MSCASY9

Hitting A Plateau SUCKS!
11/1/2013 12:20:08 AM,  9 COMMENTS

It seems that for each 10 pounds I lose I plateau and I hate it! Its very discouraging to plateau after seeing such a major difference. I wish losing...  Read more

MSCASY9

Half Marathon Finisher!
10/25/2013 9:58:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Quick update on me, including my half marathon finish!...  Read more

FATGIRLRUNN

Losing weight.. feels great.
10/11/2013 11:08:01 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm losing weight and It feels great. I started at 275 and now i'm 249.. =D...  Read more

MIRACLBAB36

Bleh.
10/1/2013 10:20:30 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am feeling very lazy, unmotivated and frustrated. No, wait. That is not entirely true. I am motivated. I am tired of feeling sluggish. I a...  Read more

LMLOPEZ

New inspiration!
9/18/2013 10:30:41 AM,  7 COMMENTS

My 12 year old daughter recently joined the cross country team at school. The girl who complains about her legs hurting after a day at the zoo. The...  Read more

ELLIEFUNT

Putting Away the Scale
9/17/2013 11:09:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Watch me literally put my scale out of sight and out of mind!...  Read more

FATGIRLRUNN

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