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1/3 of the way there
3/3/2014 9:15:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

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 20 l...  Read more

MEL9036

17 lbs. and obese no more!
2/11/2014 9:47:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

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 considered...  Read more

MEL9036

Interesting Statistics from my SparkPeople Past
1/27/2014 3:58:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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) things....  Read more

MEL9036

SMART Goals
1/20/2014 6:03:10 PM,  1 COMMENTS

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

SHERA8805

Early success from humbling reality
1/7/2014 10:11:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

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 laundry in...  Read more

MEL9036

Stopping Holiday Gain Plan
12/15/2013 10:11:58 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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 will ha...  Read more

SHERA8805

Power Yoga
10/11/2013 2:37:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

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 pounds fr...  Read more

ERICAFLECK

Buddy System Anyone??
9/29/2013 5:07:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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

ERICAFLECK

Trying to get back in shape
9/29/2013 5:05:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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 example fo...  Read more

ERICAFLECK

Race Day
8/31/2013 6:41:26 AM,  4 COMMENTS

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 from...  Read more

SHERA8805

BLC 22 journey
8/19/2013 9:45:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

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 way...  Read more

SHERA8805

I fell Off Bad
8/19/2013 9:25:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

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 motivatio...  Read more

MRSPATM1

BLC 22 mid challenge review
7/22/2013 8:16:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

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 at th...  Read more

SHERA8805

Making me healthier
6/18/2013 7:23:26 AM,  0 COMMENTS

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 the...  Read more

JMSA67

No Scale
6/11/2013 4:49:36 PM,  0 COMMENTS

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 health...  Read more

JMSA67

Visions of my future
6/9/2013 12:26:21 AM,  0 COMMENTS

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 anniversa...  Read more

JMSA67

My Motivation Goals
6/6/2013 6:50:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

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. I am...  Read more

JMSA67

Changing up my workout plans
5/28/2013 9:31:49 AM,  0 COMMENTS

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 non-gy...  Read more

JMSA67

My pep talk to self this morning
5/21/2013 9:51:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Started out kinda rocky and rough, started from the bottom now I'm here. Pep talk: I will do better tomorrow, because I know better. Patience is...  Read more

MRSPATM1

My Spark Solution Review
5/20/2013 9:45:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

When I ordered the Spark Solution Book, I didn't know exactly what it entailed. I was pleasantly surprised. I knew I like the other Spark book and lov...  Read more

JMSA67

Stress?
5/12/2013 12:18:15 AM,  0 COMMENTS

It's interesting, the SparkCoach question and topic today was about stress? Do I stress about weight loss? No. Does my stress affect my weight loss? Y...  Read more

JMSA67

Fitness Goals
5/9/2013 9:27:34 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My real fitness goals are endless. I want to be physically able to participate in high endurance and fun activities. I want to run 5K's and more. I wa...  Read more

JMSA67

Sabotaging my efforts
5/3/2013 10:05:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, I am asked, is someone sabotaging my weight loss goals? Most of the people in my life do not intentionally try to sabotage. My husband likes to ea...  Read more

JMSA67

Rainy Day but its Friday so in my mind its Sunny out
5/3/2013 12:43:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The weather is horrible but I'm glad its Friday. Still sleep deprived but mental state is not as bad as yesterday. My baby is still struggling with...  Read more

MRSPATM1

Horrible Morning
5/2/2013 9:41:45 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm having such a horrible morning, functioning on 2 hours of sleep maybe and I just cried. I'm disgusted with myself, weight is out of control and t...  Read more

MRSPATM1

May Goals
5/1/2013 11:50:16 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Happy May! This months goals 1. Be more positive. 2. Get outside and play with my son. Run, chase, swing, whatever keeps me moving. 3. Keep S...  Read more

JMSA67

SparkCoach! Week 3 day 1
4/30/2013 8:31:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Question is, what is my true motivation? What do I hope to achieve or experience after reaching my goal? My true motivations would be: 1. Get and...  Read more

JMSA67

My excuses to not working out
4/22/2013 11:21:33 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I try to work out every day. Sometimes I don't workout because I just don't have the motivation. Some days I just get started and do it anyway. And as...  Read more

JMSA67

Changes in me
4/20/2013 10:19:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Since starting with SparkPeople to make my healthy lifestyle change, I have noticed some changes. I am not trying to focus on the scale numbers. But,...  Read more

JMSA67

SparkCoach- quick and easy meal ideas
4/14/2013 12:32:46 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Quicks and easy meal ideas Breakfast is usually quick and easy. Oatmeal with fruit, hard boiled egg or some yogurt. Cold cereal and banana, ...  Read more

JMSA67

SparkCoach- SMART changes
4/8/2013 12:07:21 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So, on SparkCoach I am encouraged to think about my current goals. After reading and watching video, I might want to rethink my goal and make changes...  Read more

JMSA67

Gym time
3/23/2013 5:04:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was the third day I went to the gym. First day (Wednesday) I was with the personal trainer. She had me work on some machines and do some exercis...  Read more

JMSA67

OMG!! Has it been a month
3/22/2013 11:32:19 AM,  0 COMMENTS

since I have been on here. It doesn't seem that long. I have been up to my eyeballs in work and also been very sick. I am proud through because sin...  Read more

VICKILYN4

Joined a Gym
3/20/2013 5:26:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, my husband has tried to encourage me to join the local YMCA. I have just put it off. The other day I went to get info to join and that same day he...  Read more

JMSA67

A little better
3/11/2013 11:29:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Yesterday, Sunday, I went outside and helped my husband clear some brush and rake leaves. I was out there for about 2 and a half hours. I felt good th...  Read more

JMSA67

The Road To Recovery
3/10/2013 12:26:59 AM,  3 COMMENTS

My gallbladder surgery was a sucess. However, the last 5 days were rough. I was I was so uncomforable I couldn't sleep even with the Vicodin. I had...  Read more

MRSPATM1

A better week
3/3/2013 10:44:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Though I have not pushed 100% again this week. I did better than the last few. I logged my food better and did well on what I eat. I am just noticing...  Read more

JMSA67

IT'S OFFICIAL
2/28/2013 3:48:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My surgery is scheduled for March 5, 2013. The surgery will last anywhere from 1 1/2 - 2 hours and I will be off from work about a 1 week maybe 2 wee...  Read more

MRSPATM1

The Battle of Cold and Flu Season
2/26/2013 1:26:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Thought I made it through most of the winter without getting sick, which never happens. Ha, ha jokes on me. I have a cold now and I hope that is all...  Read more

MRSPATM1

Discouraged
2/23/2013 11:38:38 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This week I feel like things just didn't go as planned. I have not been as motivated physically as I have mentally. I am not giving up or giving in. I...  Read more

JMSA67

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