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How to make use my time better:
4/25/2013 9:01:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am getting more organized since Im going back to work full time next week. I got the house cleaned. I made a cleaning chart and expect my family to...  Read more


Don't know where to go from here...
3/10/2013 5:49:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, went off my meds in November. I figured it was time. I'd been on them since 2007 and they were no longer helping. However, as soon as I start...  Read more


my dream last night...
1/5/2013 3:05:22 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Sometimes you have a dream that is obviously your brain trying to tell you something. Last night I had such a dream. I dreamed that I was in a sacre...  Read more


interesting and a little controversial
1/3/2013 9:31:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

NY Times printed an interesting article yesterday about mortality risks and a BMI that registers as overweight--and they don't play out like you would...  Read more


2013 goals
1/1/2013 1:54:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

goal 1--to accept myself, just as I am right now, as a lovable person worthy of care and respect--and that includes self-care and self-respect. This...  Read more


Living in Moving Chaos - Scarier than any Halloween
10/30/2012 9:27:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am not losing a thing and I know why. We are building a house and have to be ready to move at a moment's notice because we are living in our sold ho...  Read more


Lessons from my food journal
10/1/2012 8:20:37 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I've been keeping my food journal on paper. Last week I learned that when I don't eat a good lunch I'm snacking the rest of the day! Also when...  Read more


4 Steps to Avoiding Bondage
8/8/2012 12:49:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

What has helped me more than anything this past few days is to remember the progression of bondage. 1. First you hear the temptation (usually a...  Read more


6/4/2012 3:42:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, had my monthly check up at the doctor today. My weight remains about the same. It has for about 2 years now I think. I'm at the point where I...  Read more


Is it a Healthy NEED or an Unhealthy WANT?
5/20/2012 4:57:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Healthy wants become unhealthy when we turn them into needs. Our desires were intended to supplement our life experiences. When we turn theses...  Read more


5/16/2012 4:26:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

1. I weigh 126 pounds and it is safe for me to weigh 126 pounds. 2. I don't eat junk food or food that is off of my commitment plan. I will not...  Read more


5/16/2012 4:03:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

MY CONTRACT FOR HEALTHY LIVING I am excited about losing this remaining fat weight, growing stronger physically, and am 100% committed to my h...  Read more


Before and After Photos--Michael Thurmond 6 Week Body Makeover
5/2/2012 9:58:46 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Okay, this is a bit embarrassing to bare it all here, but if it helps to inspire even ONE person to reach for their goals and keep their eyes on...  Read more


The Trick That Sidetracks
5/2/2012 9:40:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

We are not the sum of our mistakes. We can always start over. We are not what we have DONE. We are who we are by identity in Christ. This is our g...  Read more


The Snowmanless January
2/2/2012 8:30:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The warmest January in 80 years! I'm loving it! A great jumpstart for my 2012 goals. I started out this year with my extra holiday weight...210 lbs. I...  Read more


My Best Friend
9/30/2011 12:31:58 AM,  2 COMMENTS

You asked me what I'd really like the very most of all well I'd like a friend close by to talk to We'd remember my last birthday party and th...  Read more


I need help!
9/28/2011 6:52:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

15 I was doing so well. In two years I went from a size 22 to a comfortable 14 pant... I could even wear some 12's. Then I changed jobs. When...  Read more


Week 2 Health Challenge
9/19/2011 10:49:07 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Worked out on the Wii, Curves Circuit training and tried two new exercises: Country Line Dancing and Leslie Sansone walking DVD 5 miles. I liked the...  Read more


Week 1 Health Challenge
9/11/2011 7:48:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This week our team challenge was to track sodium, calcium and fiber. I have learned that I am horribly deficient in all these nutrients! Way too much...  Read more


Home from the Hospital
9/6/2011 2:25:53 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, this is the week that I have waited for. I was finally released from the hosptial. I had only been there for almost 16 weeks. I had two separa...  Read more


8/21/2011 10:52:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been MIA off & on for several months - when I could sign on, it was for such a limited time, I'd post on the Chat Room for one team, log my water...  Read more


Never going to give up!
8/16/2011 10:25:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am back--of course that means I was away from Sparkpeople for a while which was not good for me. I do much better when I do food tracking and exerc...  Read more


I Want to be Social
7/28/2011 10:52:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I want to be social, I really do. I am feeling very anxious about school starting. I don't feel ready. I was doing so well. Then July came. I had high...  Read more


6 Week Food Journal Edited Daily
7/19/2011 8:22:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

In hopes of getting the last 8 pounds off, I am logging my food here daily. This is a visual I can see daily, at a glance. Since the plan I am on do...  Read more


Day of Rest.
7/17/2011 6:39:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I work out every day, but Sunday. After church, we have brunch together and then read the paper, nap in the hammock, read, practice my Russian or what...  Read more


Rambling on....
7/16/2011 10:56:02 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I haven't written much lately. I have been doing a lot of thinking. I went on my first vacation in 10 years. I went out to see my grandparents. I also...  Read more


I Feel...Different.
7/12/2011 8:27:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Nuts! I am typing this for the second time. Some how. I deleted it. I feel it is important for me to say this so here goes again. :-) I feel diff...  Read more


7/12/2011 8:20:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I feel...different today. I actually noticed it about 10 days ago while on vacation. I have not lost much weight. In fact, on Monday my Wii Fit Plus...  Read more


7/10/2011 9:42:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Friday, July 08, 2011 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My Mother and my Paternal Grandmother 2. YOUR FAVORITE SONG? All of these Things...  Read more


July 7th
7/7/2011 9:34:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just returned from a 2 week vacation back east. Stayed with my brother, my aunt and uncle and my nephew. We saw so much of America's history. Really...  Read more


Five days down.
7/6/2011 5:19:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have walked five days in a row. My original goal was to walk at least a mile, but I have managed to do a mile and a half on all but one day. Last...  Read more


It's been a challenge this weekend.
7/3/2011 7:35:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This weekend has been a challenge. I did have a diet soda yesterday, but considering that was my first one in almost a week I think that is pretty go...  Read more


A mile a day.
7/2/2011 12:31:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I used to be faithful and exercise almost everyday. But, in recent months I have slacked off. All the weight I gained last year has just made me hav...  Read more


Giving up artificial sweeteners.
6/30/2011 10:52:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My first goal in cleaning up my eating is I'm going to try and give up artificial sweeteners. I consume those mainly in the form of sodas and Crystal...  Read more


Doing Better Today
6/30/2011 7:32:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I appreciate all the kind words from yesterday. The day didn't go as I had hoped, but it was a good day, anyway. I read about a couple of monks. These...  Read more


Frustration Sets in
6/29/2011 6:24:07 AM,  5 COMMENTS

OK Folks, the title will probably draw a bunch of cheerleaders. I am not sure I want cheerleaders, but hopefully by the time I get home this afternoon...  Read more


Redirecting my goals.
6/27/2011 5:26:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My main goal is to gradually move myself to a clean eating lifestyle. I do eat too much junk food. One taste good! Second's...  Read more


Questions from my Facebook friends
6/26/2011 10:35:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I have not used Facebook. I am logged into Facebook because that is how I log into SparkPeople. When I do things on SparkPeople that can be post...  Read more


Not a good weekend, but it was my birthday!
6/26/2011 7:36:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok, not real great this weekend, but it was my birthday. Not that this is an excuse, but going out do dinner...then, my boss bought a Dairy Queen cak...  Read more


Summer is Almost Here.
5/29/2011 11:27:53 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Only two weeks of school left. I love my job and really enjoy the kids I work with. The hard part is the insanity that happens the last 6 weeks of sch...  Read more


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