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  • Momentum

    5/23/2016 7:12:22 PM, by NYMISC

    I have been doing the sugar cravings challenge and really thinking about how to eat less sugar. I was given a huge bag of my all time favorite R... Read more

  • Feeling Proud

    5/22/2016 12:11:48 PM, by NYMISC

    Last night I sat there and thought about my food choices, where I am in life and where I want to be. I knew that I would be going to IHOP with f... Read more

  • The Struggle

    5/21/2016 4:21:56 PM, by NYMISC

    The last five days have been beyond difficult. I am leaving a job I have been at for nine years and students I truly love. I feel like I am wal... Read more

  • How I am Feeling

    5/19/2016 8:45:54 PM, by NYMISC

    Stressed out because of the move and my food choices.... Read more

  • My Top Five

    5/17/2016 4:40:52 PM, by NYMISC

    1. To be and feel healthy. 2. To be the best mom I can and to help my children have health and happiness. 3. To have financial freedom. 4. ... Read more

  • Advanced Planning

    5/15/2016 3:01:49 PM, by NYMISC

    I have been thinking about what to do after our move at the end of the month to make this journey more productive. My plan is to join the YMCA a... Read more

  • Moving Around

    5/14/2016 9:42:35 AM, by NYMISC

    I just find it ironic that as I move my house I am moving a lot. Love it! Now I need the scaled to move and to make better food choices.... Read more

  • Clothing Question

    5/13/2016 7:45:22 PM, by NYMISC

    SparkCoach asked what I would do with my bigger clothing when I lose weight. In time I would get rid of it.... Read more

  • Follow Through

    5/11/2016 1:08:56 PM, by NYMISC

    Now is about the time I give up on my health journey. Things get tough, I have a few bad days, and I feel like I have undone all of my progress.... Read more

  • So Tired

    5/10/2016 9:31:54 AM, by NYMISC

    One of the biggest obstacles I am facing right now is getting enough sleep each night. My five-year old is an insomniac and my little guy with a... Read more

  • Saying Goodbye and Being a Mom

    5/8/2016 11:11:08 AM, by NYMISC

    Today I am heading to the Opera. I moved to Tulsa 9-years under very difficult circumstances. Since then, I have remarried, had two more kids (... Read more

  • Hangry

    5/7/2016 6:23:52 PM, by NYMISC

    I was wondering what it would be like to do this program when my hormones started acting nutty, now I know. I am hungry and angry today. Trying... Read more

  • Overcoming

    5/4/2016 4:09:52 PM, by NYMISC

    Yesterday was a hard day. I did a bit of talking to loved ones and a lot of soul searching. I have changed so much over the years, it sometimes... Read more

  • When your Heart Breaks

    5/3/2016 9:45:59 AM, by NYMISC

    Last night I found out that someone I love dearly has been lying to me and I have no idea as to the extent. I feel like my whole world has been ... Read more

  • Tracking Woes

    5/2/2016 10:54:53 AM, by NYMISC

    I am trying hard to track daily but I have noticed that there are a lot of items that do not have nutritional information. This is probably a wa... Read more

  • Intentional Sunday for a Better Monday

    5/1/2016 11:07:35 AM, by NYMISC

    I wrote earlier that Mondays appear to be the worst day of the week for me. Recognizing this is half the battle but now I need to take some acti... Read more

  • I am a complainer

    4/29/2016 10:03:27 AM, by NYMISC

    Yesterday my allergies were running a muck. My sinus hurt, I am getting hives and had to use my inhaler. I was miserable and very vocal about it... Read more

  • Mondays are not my Day

    4/26/2016 10:16:43 AM, by NYMISC

    So for the second week in a row, I went over calories on Monday. I am starting to see a pattern. I do so well on the weekend and then go back t... Read more

  • Moving Right Along

    4/25/2016 9:23:19 AM, by NYMISC

    I finally saw the scale move in a great direction. It is not much for some but plenty for me. I have lost a little over three pounds in two and... Read more

  • Step it Up

    4/23/2016 12:32:45 PM, by NYMISC

    I started my journey on SparkPeople intentionally slow. I knew that if I made my goals too difficult, I would work really hard but then find mys... Read more

  • The scale

    4/21/2016 10:15:31 PM, by NYMISC

    I peeked today to see if I was doing okay and I was up again. I did have the one bad day this week but to see that I was up still shocked me. I ... Read more

  • Water, water, water

    3/11/2016 9:38:13 AM, by CAT_SPIRIT

    To my surprise, without much effort, I've recently lost 5 pounds. Only major change: drinking lots and lots of water, usually with lemon and some... Read more

  • 1/3 of the way there

    3/3/2014 9:15:28 AM, by MEL9036

    I have lost 20 lbs. now and realized I am 1/3 of the way to my final goal. Taken from that perspective, it feels good! In addition to the... Read more

  • 17 lbs. and obese no more!

    2/11/2014 9:47:06 AM, by MEL9036

    Today's weigh-in has me 17.1 lbs. down from my starting weight. Not only that but I am now in the "overweight" BMI category and no longer consid... Read more

  • Interesting Statistics from my SparkPeople Past

    1/27/2014 3:58:33 PM, by MEL9036

    Apparently, I had a bit of free time this afternoon! I ran some reports to review my weight journey and found some interesting (to me anyway) th... Read more

  • SMART Goals

    1/20/2014 6:03:10 PM, by SHERA8805

    My goals for BLC 24 Goal 1: Lose 20 lbs > track food > high intensity workouts 3x/week > 8 glasses of water each day > 7 hours of sl... Read more

  • Early success from humbling reality

    1/7/2014 10:11:52 AM, by MEL9036

    The end of 2013 may have finally been the straw that broke this camel's back. The Sunday before Christmas, I was bending down to put laund... Read more

  • Stopping Holiday Gain Plan

    12/15/2013 10:11:58 PM, by SHERA8805

    The exercise focus was actually handed to me. The local gym offers a 2 month program if approved by your physician to join. So I signed up and wi... Read more

  • Power Yoga

    10/11/2013 2:37:20 PM, by ERICAFLECK

    Today I did a Power Yoga class. It kicked my butt; being in the hospital for a month with the little one didn't help anything. I did lose 10 poun... Read more

  • Buddy System Anyone??

    9/29/2013 5:07:00 PM, by ERICAFLECK

    I'd love to find a buddy to help with my goals and keep me on track and i would do the same for them; anyone interested?... Read more

  • Trying to get back in shape

    9/29/2013 5:05:28 PM, by ERICAFLECK

    So now that my little one is done with her surgeries and I'm in my 4th decade of life i have keep myself healthy for my kids and set a good examp... Read more

  • Race Day

    8/31/2013 6:41:26 AM, by SHERA8805

    Today is race day Lastís Year Time: 52:44.5 Today is the Womenís 4 Miler, a race I have run every year since 1997. I have watched it grow ... Read more

  • BLC 22 journey

    8/19/2013 9:45:01 PM, by SHERA8805

    Up until this weekend, I would have said I weathered the journey pretty well. But as usual, i go off track. At least is getting easier to find my... Read more

  • I fell Off Bad

    8/19/2013 9:25:26 AM, by MRSPATM1

    My fat girl was acting up something terrible this past week but at its worse this weekend. Ugh, ok time to get back on track today. I need moti... Read more

  • BLC 22 mid challenge review

    7/22/2013 8:16:06 PM, by SHERA8805

    So have passed the halfway mark in the BLC 22 challenge and on track to meet my initial goal Goal 15lbs Loss to date: 8lbs But looking ... Read more

  • Making me healthier

    6/18/2013 7:23:26 AM, by JMSA67

    I have been doing my best to eat healthier and get more exercise to lose weight. But mostly to get myself to a healthier place. I do not focus on... Read more

  • No Scale

    6/11/2013 4:49:36 PM, by JMSA67

    I am not going to say the number on the scale doesn't matter. but, I do not focus on those numbers. The reason I am here on this site is to get h... Read more

  • Visions of my future

    6/9/2013 12:26:21 AM, by JMSA67

    Question is : Who, what, where, when, how, will I be doing in ten years from now? In ten years, I will be headed toward my 35th wedding anni... Read more

  • My Motivation Goals

    6/6/2013 6:50:48 PM, by JMSA67

    I seem to run out of motivation. Not that there are not people trying to motivate me. I am just not feeling motivated as much as I would like to.... Read more

  • Changing up my workout plans

    5/28/2013 9:31:49 AM, by JMSA67

    On my gym days I recently started joining the step class, so I am not ready to change that up yet. But, I am going to try changing things up on n... Read more

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