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Vacation - Not Really
7/8/2014 1:54:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've had some much needed time off from work! Unfortunately, I didn't go to some spectacular vacation spot. We have had family visit from China - bu...  Read more


Pushing along
6/17/2014 11:09:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I've had quite the year. I'm thankful to say nothing new has come along. Other than my other 2 kids' birthdays. My middle child turned 16 yesterday...  Read more


Let things slide
6/11/2014 2:50:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I feel like my whole life is being upset. 1. my adopted sister got seriously sick and needed help with kids and cleaning house. 2. While I wa...  Read more


WHEN ohhhh WHEN will it End
6/11/2014 8:45:40 AM,  0 COMMENTS

In a previous blog I explained how I'm so over this year. There's not alot of great things happening right now. Just as things SEEM to let up a LITT...  Read more


Donuts and the Blues
6/2/2014 5:41:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

All I can say is the weekend was nice - still lots of work on this money pit of a house but wasn't QUITE as stressful - though still stressful. Can n...  Read more


Spontaneous Trip MDW
5/27/2014 3:34:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Originally my 3 day weekend was planned out to work on our house that needs so much work (another long story). However, my husband decided - last min...  Read more


Getting my groove back
5/22/2014 11:07:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

.............slowly........... Had a great nutrition day yesterday. I didn't go over my calories for once in a long time. I could tell after dinner...  Read more


Scientific Update:Effect of Elevated CO2 Levels on the viability of Crops
5/21/2014 9:48:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This article was released today:
145fa5118f7b4fbe The anticipated changes from just 40 years app...  Read more


This is NEEDED
5/21/2014 5:13:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Whether anyone actually reads my blogs or not doesn't matter. I NEED to write these for myself. I've tried to go back and read older ones from the t...  Read more


FED up with this year already!
5/19/2014 3:05:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

YEP - you read it right....Here's a little recap of my year so far: January - Father-in-law died February - Spend the entire month trying to get m...  Read more


Out of the 300 lb Club!
5/16/2014 4:28:18 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I reached my heaviest weight recently of nearly 310 pounds. However, I am happy to say that I am now 299 pounds and have met one of my short term goa...  Read more


Growing Avocados
5/14/2014 10:08:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I actually managed to grow an avocado from a pit!
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Today Can Only Get Better...
5/8/2014 4:53:36 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My morning started off really rough. I bought myself some chocolate covered Craisins as a treat for myself a couple of days ago. This morning, I fo...  Read more


BLC 25 Week 1
5/7/2014 12:18:14 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I learned a lot about my teammates for this challenge and found that I had quite a bit in common with people. Probably the most challenging part of t...  Read more


Layering up for Zumba
5/3/2014 2:11:55 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I treated myself to a Zumba class tonight. The instructor of tonight's class is really into twerking and jumping. I don't have much of a butt, so th...  Read more


The Price of Karate
5/2/2014 5:49:11 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My son is pretty tiny for his age. He is on the short side and skinny. He has been having trouble with some boys at school lately, so I enroll...  Read more


Sorry for the Rant. I'm Sad and Disgusted.
4/20/2014 3:00:43 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Yesterday was my mom's youngest child's 5th birthday. They had the party today. It was pouring down rain all day, so I didn't really want to go, but...  Read more


My Aunt, My Future?
4/8/2014 4:15:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have an elderly and severely obese aunt that is not doing so well. She has been in the hospital for about a month. Because of being laid up and he...  Read more


QUICK note
3/18/2014 5:48:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm REALLY trying hard to log in more!! I have missed a few weeks with having that awful sinus crud and then with preparing to move since our house h...  Read more


St. Patrick's Day Tradition
3/16/2014 10:52:47 PM,  6 COMMENTS

3 years ago, my hubby and I decided to start a St. Patrick's Day tradition of a leprechaun trail. The leprechaun or leprechauns run through the house...  Read more


Winter 2014: Approaching Stability, New Goals, and Getting to 129.6!!!
3/14/2014 2:00:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been a tough winter, but in a week, I will have made it to see the sunshine return to the Pacific Northwest. It is so beautiful here, but i...  Read more


Having a Rough Day
3/8/2014 11:49:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today was a long and rough day. To be able to get things done today, the kids and I had to drive the hubby to work at 2:00 in the morning, so it made...  Read more


Definitely Need to Start Training for October
3/3/2014 12:25:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Every year at the park by my house, the city puts on a Warrior Dash-type event. I have been wanting to do it for the past few years. My kids are sta...  Read more


Few Bumps in the Road
2/18/2014 5:21:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been doing "so - so" since getting back to SparkPeople. I had vowed to login daily and the weekends have been hard for me to do that - my cell p...  Read more


Today's a Good Day to Begin
2/17/2014 12:42:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Last night, I decided to get more serious about my fitness and health goals. I took a "before" pics and took my weight and measurements. I am going...  Read more


Valentine's Day Hair Style for my Daughter
2/17/2014 12:36:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My daughter is just getting to the point where I can style her hair and she'll leave it in for most of the day. Here is what I decided to do with her...  Read more


Valentine's Breakfast
2/14/2014 12:12:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I decided to try something new for Valentine's Day breakfast for my daughter and I. I made "pop-eyes" (a fried egg in the middle of bread) and shaped...  Read more


My Sister is Coming Home
2/14/2014 1:39:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My sister had been with her boyfriend for over 4 years and they moved to another (warmer and less rainy) state about 6 months ago. Their move was don...  Read more


Morning Workout
2/3/2014 12:05:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My SparkFriends that I've had since the beginning know that I am NOT a morning work out person. However, I am trying my best to try working out in th...  Read more


Biggest Loser for Inspiration
2/2/2014 11:59:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had forgotten how easy it is to get sick while working. I spent the whole time that I was working at my last temp job ill. First, I caught the flu...  Read more


Who knew SNOW was so fattening
1/31/2014 9:19:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok so yes - Alabama basically shut down for nearly 48 hours over this horrible ice storm that happened to have "snow". I don't know what it is but AL...  Read more


Worth Reading AGAIN
1/23/2014 5:01:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So as I mentioned earlier - I'm reading my old Blogs - and I am amazed at how many I actually wrote - and this one I felt was worth reading again thou...  Read more


Pictures ARE worth a 1000 words
1/23/2014 10:47:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I went through my pictures added to my Spark Page over the last 3 or 4 years. I noticed that I was once only 15 lbs from my goal weight!!!!! This di...  Read more


MAJOR Life Changes
1/20/2014 4:38:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well - those that I've "friended" here know how my father-in-law has been so sick for the past several years. In December he returned to the hospital...  Read more


Toughed it out until the End
1/17/2014 4:37:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm proud to say that I toughed it out at my temp job. Today was my last day. I got through the last couple of weeks by just listening to my MP3 pla...  Read more


Back again...
1/16/2014 4:39:59 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Well I got back in the water again after an extended time away. I got another abscess about a week after my last post. I had to be cut open again a...  Read more


Uncomfortable Work Environment
1/10/2014 12:56:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I returned to work at a temp job 3 weeks ago. I had really missed working, as I had been a stay-at-home mom for the last two years. However, I have...  Read more


Tried to Begin Working on my New Year's Resolutions Early...
12/30/2013 1:16:57 AM,  4 COMMENTS

The day after Christmas, I was excited to start working on my health and fitness goals for the New Year. I am on a break right now from school, so I...  Read more


Visit to the Scales Continues
11/18/2013 3:10:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've missed a day or two here & there just because I've been in such a rush some mornings I'm already dressed before I remember. I remembered today a...  Read more


20lbs Down!
11/14/2013 11:57:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I still can't believe the change. I feel so much better. I am taking it 5lbs at a time. The trackers help a lot because I can see where most of my ca...  Read more


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