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Ahead of my goals I set for myself
5/14/2014 2:08:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I love seeing the short term n long term goals I set n reach I ahead schedule which great. I am down currently 40 lbs n my goals was by June to be do...  Read more


Feeling Fabolous fit n fantastic
4/25/2014 10:22:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have never felt better I am currently down 33.5 lbs n down 2 pants sizes also with dedicating myself to planet fitness which I love I have crazy en...  Read more


25 lbs down n counting
4/5/2014 10:55:21 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I can't be more proud, happy of myself I 25 lbs I whole pant size down n dropping , I now have faithfully gone to planet fitness every day to do cardi...  Read more


feelin very proud
4/2/2014 7:21:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

after the ruff 2 weeks i had first my younger sister had to under go major knew operation and i recoverying for 6 weeks and...  Read more


Yesterday's dr appointment
3/15/2014 2:29:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We'll I have a check up was proud to get on the scale and dropped 20 lbs since February 22 I proud n gives me incentive to keep going...  Read more


Becoming a planet fitness member
3/13/2014 12:11:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I took the next wonderful step in my healthy life style to committing myself to planet fitness I excited brand new one opening near me , also trainer...  Read more


Feeling good
3/4/2014 10:17:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am proud to say I have vowed to change my ways n been journaling n joining planet fitness I am a new healthier me down 15 lbs so far eve step a n...  Read more


Honoring My Word
9/19/2013 9:14:04 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I haven't written in awhile. I had another major death this year: my step-dad, who raised me since I was 7 years old died in April. He took on the res...  Read more


My results from my dr apt
9/17/2013 5:24:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well i had a complete physical last week with blood work done i received i am a pre boarder line diabetic which now i...  Read more


So I have a question ?
7/13/2013 4:00:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

What is the difference between calories counting?, and also is counting points for weight watchers hard for I going...  Read more


A new me and and new change
7/13/2013 3:54:32 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well good day Spark ppl on this beautiful Sat I know I am horrible at logging in and using this site i know shame on...  Read more


A New Begining
9/3/2012 3:09:33 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I promised my self that when I came back from holiday I would get into a more intense program with exercising. It's funny how when you have good inte...  Read more


Getting back on track!!
8/31/2012 7:21:39 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Update. I just came back from Turks and Caicos. Wonderful trip and wonderful food/activities. Now I'm back and need to go on the treadmill. I came...  Read more


Early Morning Oh My
8/15/2012 7:50:32 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I love early morning. I love the smell of the trees, grass, flowers... I love the fresh sent of just being showered and lotioned then perfumed. I l...  Read more


I'm back to revamping my organizing of my house.
8/13/2012 6:18:59 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I thought I was doing the basics around the house but I'm realizing that I have a lot of work to do. I do my basic cleaning but the clutter has incre...  Read more


Why sleep???
8/10/2012 8:47:31 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Yes I keep talking about sleep. Wow. I need some right now! I am trying to stick to a schedule but its been hard. And when I don't sleep I make po...  Read more


So you think you can sing!!
7/8/2012 12:46:00 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I know I am not a great singer and I have always wanted to take singing lessons. During work I get to sing as much as I want while doing my work. I...  Read more


Helping others
7/2/2012 10:59:54 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Ever wonder how it all started that you place helping others above your own well being? As a little girl my older sister used to sneak out of the hous...  Read more


Today is your day.
7/1/2012 8:47:26 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I had a great day today. No work, no monitoring, no nothing. I do however see a difference in my natural choices. I choice healthier foods, I exerc...  Read more


Coming Back Strong
6/30/2012 10:39:42 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I just logged into for the 1st time in 152 days! Wow! I have still been receiving emails for everything I had subscribed to. I'm not a...  Read more


And then life happens
6/27/2012 7:56:50 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Yes I am in a different place than five months ago. Talk about being more aware of how you push yourself to the side and not take responsibility for...  Read more


So my bulls pulled off the big W
4/28/2012 6:09:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Ok so we won round one of the playoff to philly but man i was a lil upset with like 1:30 left of the mr Derrick Rose...  Read more


Missing my Sparkies my family
4/28/2012 12:57:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I would like to give my spark family a brief update of my life well i haven't been on here as much as I need to be , shame...  Read more


4/14/2012 8:12:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

There are times, we look around & wonder "where has the time gone?" Sometimes it really does seem like, we're RACING against it. But then we must real...  Read more


loving me
1/12/2012 6:59:33 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm sitting outside in my car waiting to go into work. I'm connecting to my inner feelings and realizing how I hate working with this family. The co...  Read more


Thee New Me
1/11/2012 10:29:52 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Please check out my new blog: This blog is somewhat of a continuation of my previous blog: www.blessedbyhcg.blogspot....  Read more


Me Time @ 4am Wet Day Here
1/9/2012 7:45:23 AM,  6 COMMENTS

An apple, my treadmill and me did a nice 60 minute this morning, just looking out at Gods work. Breakfast cream of wheat, a grapefruit, and a glass...  Read more


Day 8 Thankful for a Bless New Year Start. Go Change!
1/8/2012 8:48:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10 Don't let the clutter build up - around you or within you. Break it down,...  Read more


Day 3
1/3/2012 10:12:51 AM,  4 COMMENTS

January 3 Today's Birthverse is 1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new bir...  Read more


Ready! Set ! Go!
1/2/2012 9:49:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

‎2nd day of the new year... Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight and get in shape? Well there's no time like the present. Early m...  Read more


A New Day, A New Year!
1/1/2012 11:46:07 PM,  4 COMMENTS

1st log of my new day in this New Year. Yes I am a Keeper. Yes I Am My Sister's Keeper Welcome to the year of NO MATTER What... No matter wha...  Read more


" Happy New Year Resolutions "
12/30/2011 12:35:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Resolutions ..... Wow! My look at the whole picture to my 2012 Resolutions R - Redo, renew, and restart E - Ex...  Read more


Pain is harder @ this but may this help you too.
12/24/2011 6:38:48 PM,  5 COMMENTS

My First Christmas in Heaven. by Tecia McGruder McKay on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 7:24am . My First Christmas in Hea...  Read more


39 LBS. Gone Forever!!!!
12/18/2011 9:39:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone....... I joined Spark back in 2008. I decided if I am going to be successful on my weight loss journey that I needed to track everyt...  Read more


New Day
11/26/2011 1:42:52 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Its a new day. I'm waking up to a new me and I'm starting to feel. Feeling who I am and what I want to do. The song Listen by Beyonce expresses it...  Read more


So much to say....Change is happening regardless if I want it....
11/25/2011 6:59:38 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So, wassup up my fellow sparkers. I know...its been a minute, and as of today (Nov 25th) I'm weighing in at 285lbs...but you know I'm not to mad abou...  Read more


11/23/2011 6:40:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I asked the Lord to reveal to me those people/things in my life that I need to change. In my efforts to dig deeper into myself and figure out my need...  Read more


Day to day
11/23/2011 8:30:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My mental life has taken on such a change that I just don't know what to dob about it. When I started on my journy, I did not hold mtself accountable...  Read more


medical changes
11/17/2011 8:31:05 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Well I have not blogged for a little while. I had a sleep study done and now I am on a cpap machine. Not sure if I like it. I have to adjust it dur...  Read more


A Place Where I can BREATHE!
11/10/2011 11:27:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS  Read more


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