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Wednesday's What I Tell My Kids
4/16/2014 6:27:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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I challenge you!
4/16/2014 5:23:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

To get rid of those baggy, shapeless pants! Just do it! I know they are comfy but that's what PJ pants are for and those should be worn in the priva...  Read more


Getting a hang of it!
4/16/2014 9:00:43 AM,  4 COMMENTS

With the help of Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge (I'm in week 2)
idual.asp AND Official H...  Read more


Tuesday's Tiredness
4/15/2014 10:16:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'll tell you what - it reeeeeeally takes it out of me, all this pretending! Like today - Danny decided he is really a three-year old disgu...  Read more


Methods of coping
4/15/2014 5:02:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

*If your asking yourself what this has to do with weight loss and health just reead my previous post. 4 Methods for Dealing with Criticism and Na...  Read more


It's been a long time...
4/15/2014 3:37:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been away for a very, very long time LOL. I'm just now coming back to spark people again. I love the community and the website, and it just mak...  Read more


Marriage study regarding stress, disease and obesity.
4/15/2014 3:05:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Why is it that married men are physically and mentally healthier than unmarried men, but for women in unhappy marriages, the reverse is true? The an...  Read more


Daily Schedule
4/15/2014 1:00:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I used to do this with my kids when I first started homeschooling and I am going back to it. It won't always be perfect like this, like this Thursday...  Read more


"Hold On!"
4/15/2014 10:06:53 AM,  13 COMMENTS

9 210 449 172 This morning I have been thinking about "new things", "new people", "new Spark People members" I guess really, "all things new!...  Read more


Finally finished our adoption
4/15/2014 12:38:55 AM,  4 COMMENTS

We went to court today and officially adopted our 9 year old boy. It was an exciting day for him and our whole family. It is great to finally have t...  Read more


I am back
4/15/2014 12:36:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It seems hard to stay on track sometimes. We have gotten really busy lately with school and my husband's tree service. I am making a goal to stay up...  Read more


Great Day:-)
4/14/2014 6:40:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

We got to play in the backyard yesterday after my son's piano recital;-) He did so well! Here's the four legged action figures from yesterday. W...  Read more


Organized Kitchen
4/13/2014 6:17:07 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Part of this journey of eating better is to make it real. Make it easy. And for me, when my kitchen is organized, it makes eating healthy easier. ...  Read more


Saturday's Self-Deception
4/12/2014 9:05:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Which goes right along with Monday's Moment from March 31st. Memory? What's that?...  Read more


Building a Workout
4/12/2014 8:06:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I use Youtube for just about everything. Including challenging myself to workout more without losing track! I built playlists on youtube for each...  Read more


Hoisting myself back up on the wagon :-)
4/11/2014 5:25:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

And probably that hoisting included a tired groan as well, LOL. So I've had a baby since I was last on SP... and so I have even farther to go now...  Read more


No more wasting time
4/11/2014 7:36:03 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So here I am, up by 0600, first cup of coffee in hand, waiting to work out soon. I don't know why, but I like to have had my first cup of coffee befo...  Read more


Reviewing Goals
4/11/2014 6:42:25 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I reviewed my goals on my SP and realized I was not being specific enough. I am trying to zero in on the nutrition tracking on SP and I set a date to...  Read more


Distracted/ Good News
4/10/2014 5:44:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I got a little distracted, when what I should have done is the opposite. Oops. 24 Well hopefully I'll know better for next time. My husband l...  Read more


Found the Calorie Button: Change Diet Settings
4/10/2014 6:51:05 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am in week 1 of the Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge. WOW is it eye opening;-) I just took physiology last semester and metabolism...  Read more


Lost two of the three pounds that I gained=)
4/9/2014 3:47:12 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Stepped on the scale and finally took off two of the three pounds that I gained back. I really feel like I am about to get back on track finally after...  Read more


My confession
4/9/2014 8:51:10 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I received a call from my husband's doctor. He was, for the most part, healthy but there was a problem... borderline cholesterol levels. ...  Read more


Nutrition Tracking is HARD
4/9/2014 6:47:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I am doing the Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge and part of that challenge is to evaluate your nutrition intake over a week's time.... Here's th...  Read more


I Feel Like Cinderella
4/8/2014 11:31:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The right shoe really can change your life. I don't mean getting Prince Charming, I already have mine. What I did get is NO MORE KNEE PAIN. I had t...  Read more


4/8/2014 7:10:11 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I think we all agree when it comes getting healthy, there is not a one size fits all. I am building my personalized system to get myself healthy...  Read more


Only you!
4/7/2014 9:35:14 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I can't believe it is already April 7th 56 where has the time gone? When the year started I had such high hopes of seeing miraculous improvements in...  Read more


Meal Planning System
4/7/2014 6:47:05 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I bought a 3 inch binder off of I have sheet protectors and I had to order more from It is great system. I have tried to...  Read more


Life Is Getting Back to Normal - Working Out
4/6/2014 7:38:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm trying to get back to a normal life again but still have a few hurdles to get through before then, but I definitely have made a lot of progress si...  Read more


Discover your calorie range
4/6/2014 6:46:38 AM,  6 COMMENTS

"This is the first step to ensure that you are eating the right amount to reach our goals. Your calorie goal for weight loss is a range; you don't hav...  Read more


Saturday's Satisfaction
4/6/2014 12:54:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yes, I am one of those who does do this. ;-)...  Read more


2.2L H2O on the go
4/5/2014 5:56:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I found mine at Meijer. And if you google search 2.2L H2O on the go you'll find it at walmart. I have two because I love them. Pros:...  Read more


My Fruit Bowls (in the real world)
4/4/2014 7:44:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I posted pics of some amazing fruit bowls from Amazon. While it would be great to be able afford those, I am going to be realistic. An...  Read more


Motivator of the Day, Me???
4/4/2014 7:04:30 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I recently started receiving a few congratulations from some Spark members regarding being nominated one of the Spark motivators of the day, yesterday...  Read more


"First you make your habits, then your habits make you"
4/3/2014 1:13:05 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I decided to start a new of habit of NOT eating in front of the tv at night. Last night was successful day one. Tonight will be successful night two...  Read more


4/3/2014 11:12:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I need more juice. I don't mean of the fruity kind. I mean of the energy kind. I think my battery needs recharging! Actually, I was just h...  Read more


Posting real weight.
4/2/2014 4:15:14 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Ok from my past blog everyone can tell that I was not doing so hot with my eating healthy but Thankfully I have gotten back on track. Bad part is I ha...  Read more


Chocolate & Nighttime Eating
4/2/2014 4:02:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yummmmm chocolate. I switched to dark chocolate a couple of years ago. I have been keeping a Lindt dark chocolate bar in my cabinet and eating a pie...  Read more


Shampoo WARNING!
4/2/2014 12:47:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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Monday's Moment...
3/31/2014 11:36:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

...which happens altogether too often for some of us.... ...  Read more


Praying for a job/
3/31/2014 6:21:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Worked out again today, woohoo! 224 I can't see the weight loss that my Wii Fit is telling me about, I'm all bloated (Aunt Flo is visiting and won't...  Read more


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