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Looking ahead to August
7/31/2014 11:20:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Since tomorrow is August 1 (also my son's birthday!), I am putting my August goals out there so I can be accountable and hopefully the scale will move...  Read more


Time to make a change
7/30/2014 2:34:59 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last night I was reviewing all of my info here on SP including previous weights, measurements, etc all the way back to 2012 when I started. I was sur...  Read more


First appointment was yesterday with weight loss surgery DR
7/30/2014 1:41:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I went to the appointment yesterday. I met with the Dr and the dietician. I'm learning a lot from the process. I have started a more healthy diet and...  Read more


Thinking about weight loss options-surgery ? If so sleeve or bypass?
7/27/2014 8:57:59 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I made several healthy choices today. I had 5 glasses of water instead of drinking diet pop. I went on a walk with my daughter after lunch. If I could...  Read more


Low key Saturday
7/26/2014 12:54:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After having a really rough night at work last night, including crazy patients, being understaffed and too much other crazy stuff happen that I can't...  Read more


Low key Saturday
7/26/2014 12:54:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

After having a really rough night at work last night, including crazy patients, being understaffed and too much other crazy stuff happen that I can't...  Read more


Excited about new job but weight gain has me considering bariatric surgery
7/23/2014 12:00:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I learned even more about dementia and I am looking forward to using my new knowledge on the job. We learned that verbal is the least effective way t...  Read more


Good news!!
7/22/2014 2:52:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I took my son to the doctor yesterday for his follow up visit after his surgery. The doctor took the cast off of his right foot!! He didn't have as...  Read more


Chris Powell motivates me
7/20/2014 3:52:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I love Chris powell's show. It encourages me...  Read more


What a difference a good workout makes!
7/16/2014 7:21:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was woken up at 4:45 am today by the sound of my husbands alarm blaring. It was so loud that it scared me awake! Needless to say I didn't fall bac...  Read more


Little by little
7/15/2014 2:13:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm really excited that the scale has finally started to move the right way!! That totally made my day. It might not have been as much as I would've...  Read more


7/10/2014 3:27:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am just disgusted with myself. I gained a lot of weight back,I could blame it on stress. But I know I have been slacking with my exercise and late n...  Read more


Wishing I could go outside
7/9/2014 2:08:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It is a beautiful day here today! Sunny and about 75 degrees. Unfortunately I'm not able to be outside to enjoy it. I'm still taking care of my son...  Read more


Being my OWN motivation
7/8/2014 9:31:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Oh how life has changed. How I read my old blogs and see the motivation and happy spirit. I contained. Conquering the hills that I have had to push th...  Read more


My sons recovery, day 5
7/2/2014 1:37:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My son's recovery seems to be going well. He is able to move around a little more today and the swelling in his left foot seems to be going down some...  Read more


Catching up
6/30/2014 1:54:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I hope you are all having a good Monday. It's been awhile that I've had a chance to blog. I've been wrapped up in my first year of nursing school....  Read more


3 Weeks In
6/19/2014 1:34:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, I have made it past my 2 week hump and am in the end of week 3. I have only worked out once thus far this week, but I am off today to Sunday, so I...  Read more


Depressed and trying to make a come back
6/18/2014 12:14:02 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I have not made a blog entry or done very much posting for awhile. I have been very depressed and stressed. I have gained weight. I still walk and ke...  Read more


Sizzling Summer Slimdown goals
6/11/2014 11:02:27 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I have decided to stick with the basics again: 1) actually TRACK MY FOOD! - have more fruits/veggies in my diet, limit the coffee or elimintat...  Read more


just stuck
6/7/2014 11:12:13 AM,  1 COMMENTS

so earlier this year I was doing so well. I had lost another 25lbs and gotten below 230. I was so excited to see 229 haha. but then I just got frustra...  Read more


End is in sight...
6/5/2014 12:07:30 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Getting ready to leave for school. I have only two classes left, a few smattering of tiny papers (reflections, mostly), and a little 20 question test...  Read more


Challenging Myself in June
6/4/2014 12:19:48 AM,  0 COMMENTS

After posting my last blog entry, I did really well exercise-wise for the following two weeks. I worked out 3 days a week and was starting to get on a...  Read more


#26: Back to accountability
5/22/2014 12:12:18 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Dear Spark, Two years ago with your help I learned to be mindful of eating and exercising for the first time in my life. I remember suddenly it w...  Read more


time to take it easy......
5/21/2014 6:55:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The doctor put me on the pasture for a couple days. I got a pinched sciatic nerve in my back. The pain is bad , going all the way down to my toes. ...  Read more


'Spring into Action' update
5/21/2014 1:56:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I made easy goals and ended up not even trying; I just stopped caring again; I let "life get in the way". I have to admit that I lost my Spark & I en...  Read more


Trying to Get Back
5/16/2014 5:32:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's been a while since I've been on Sparkpeople. I switched over to MyFitnessPal thinking I had everything together, but when I moved out of my paren...  Read more


Reward at 218lbs
5/13/2014 8:22:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok getting back on track!!! New goal workout 120 mins a week. Reward of a mani/pedi at 10 wt loss which would be 218lbs....  Read more


5/7/2014 10:36:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am grateful for me not giving up when I stray from the path on my getting healthy adventure. I did my 30 mins walking and feel good. I have been in...  Read more


5/6/2014 12:41:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have not broken my streak of cardio 30 minutes a day. I a.m very proud of that. I was getting over heated while on the treadmill, but I fixed that t...  Read more


4/30/2014 4:17:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Made the asparagus and tilapia last night. I could have eaten my weight in the asparagus. SO good. I did not give in to the feeling of being hungry,...  Read more


4/29/2014 8:27:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I did eat a lot when I got home last night. But it was celery and mini sweet peppers dipped in hummus. I definitely could and have done worse. I did n...  Read more


I am still doing it!
4/28/2014 11:23:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So far, so good. I feel good. The treadmill is getting easier. I have managed a tough day without making any bad choices. I am thrilled the weather in...  Read more


4/27/2014 6:43:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

First blog entry. I am not new to blogging. I had a mommy blog and occasionally blog for my online organization. But I am going to use this like a per...  Read more


Small Things
4/23/2014 10:05:33 AM,  8 COMMENTS

:// Another thing that I learned from Made to Crave is that big things can be brought down by small things....  Read more


Remember who you are
4/7/2014 12:24:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am doing the Made to Crave study with my Sunday school class. I am really enjoying this study and it has really helped me to ope...  Read more


Tracker accurate
4/2/2014 8:51:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So, I found where to calibrate the tracker - at the BOTTOM of the tracker/fitness page. You have to know your exact distance for a tracker period to m...  Read more


Remembering Mom
3/30/2014 7:01:43 PM,  24 COMMENTS

My mom passed away at 3:45 AM Eight of my nine children, my husband, and I were with her most of the night. Here are some pictures to remember her las...  Read more


3/27/2014 5:18:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I can't get pics to rotate ! Feel silly :(...  Read more


Baby Steps
3/26/2014 8:20:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I know. No matter how slow I am going, I am still lapping everyone on the couch. But while I do see this as a journey of small steps, I sometimes wond...  Read more


tracker try outs
3/25/2014 11:36:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

With the Spark activity tracker, women are told we can wear it 3 different ways, on the hip (pocket/pant seam), on the bra, and on the shoe. I wore mi...  Read more


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