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Blog Challenge
7/10/2014 1:21:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am testing myself. I am going to blog every day for the rest of July. OUCH! I really need to discover some things about myself like what motivates...  Read more


Wednesday, Positive Focus, Day 70
7/10/2014 12:13:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've gotten tired of this kinda but not really losing the weight. I have been able to lose some of it by taking the pictures for portion control, but...  Read more


Diabetes & Our Undereducated Society
7/10/2014 10:56:32 AM,  5 COMMENTS

As most of you know, I have type 2 diabetes. Yes, it is quite different from type 1 diabetes and I can kind of make it dormant when I hit a healthy we...  Read more


it's thursday
7/10/2014 10:51:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i will need to take a day off school to get the rest of some important errands done. i have applied to be a volunteer at a big event here next year an...  Read more


120 Days of Accountability-Day 9-July 9
7/10/2014 9:37:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Beginning weight (06/01/14): 199.0 This Week's Weight: 194 Glasses of water: 6 Amount of sleep: 8 Commitment level when I sta...  Read more


120 Days of Accountability-Day 8-July 8
7/10/2014 9:35:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Beginning weight (06/01/14): 199.0 This Week's Weight: 194 Glasses of water:2 Amount of sleep: 8 Commitment level when I started...  Read more


Remember where your strenght lies...
7/10/2014 8:51:21 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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Day 2
7/10/2014 8:18:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Yesterday started out well then life hit! One Whopper later we move onto day2. What I learned from yesterday, plan plan plan....  Read more


About me...
7/10/2014 3:53:27 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone! It came to my attention that I haven't actually introduced myself and told anyone about me. My name is Amber, I am about to turn 32 an...  Read more


It's about time
7/9/2014 11:03:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Before my surgery I could do my 3 mile walk in about 45 minutes. When I started back up 2 weeks ago it was taking me an hour to walk those same 3 mile...  Read more


Sharing an insight...
7/9/2014 7:22:24 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Friends on one of the teams I'm on (One for All) posted an interesting article today that I thought I'd share. It's about artificial sweeteners "Sweet...  Read more


Everything is Awesome!!!
7/9/2014 3:43:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Got home from work last night and took the boys and the pooch for a walk to the park. What a nice evening to be out! It has been pretty hot here in...  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


it's wednesday
7/9/2014 12:49:27 PM,  7 COMMENTS

i am taking a much needed break. worked on a personality assessment all morning at school. now i am catching up on some computer work. then i will tak...  Read more


Tuesday, Positive Focus, Day 69
7/9/2014 12:45:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After complaining about lack of motivation the day before, I got off my butt when I sent the kids out to play in the water and reorganized my closet....  Read more


It's been a while!
7/9/2014 12:43:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I can't believe how long it's been since I've been on here. Looking back at an entry from nearly a year ago, I'd say things are definitely looking up....  Read more


Stinky Feet
7/9/2014 10:39:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

After posting my angry face all over SparkPeople, I decided to cower and apologize. My anger is getting the best of me. Eating clean and healthy mea...  Read more


Needs Motivation!!
7/9/2014 9:09:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Thanks for all your support these past few weeks! I'm trying and trying to be good but it's getting so hard! I've slipped a few times but all in all...  Read more


3 month comparison
7/9/2014 8:58:13 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I saw a pic I had taken in April this year so yesterday I wore the same shirt and took another pic. This is 3 months progress ...  Read more


New Sites...New Challenges...New Year...New Me
7/9/2014 1:27:41 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I found this great new site the other day while randomly surfing the web. I came across it while trying to find new w...  Read more


7/8/2014 10:07:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Why do I need to change my habits? Because my children are learning my behaviors. I don't want them to face the same struggles that I have faced in...  Read more


What is a blog?
7/8/2014 7:57:13 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I was pondering this question... I'm always curious. Why do some blogs get selected as "Featured" or "Popular"? Why do some get noticed and other...  Read more


Confident in my food choices
7/8/2014 7:55:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I did make some really healthy food choices today. Breakfast - was Bolthouse farms berry boost 24 0z. (I did over indulge) snack - was Choba...  Read more


day 53 attitude/perspective
7/8/2014 7:14:03 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Attitude/Perspective “Attitude: It is our best friend or our worst enemy.” ~John C. Maxwell “Your attitude determines your altitude!” ~Denis...  Read more


129 Days of Accountability-Days 2-7-July 2-7
7/8/2014 7:04:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Beginning weight (06/01/14): 199.0 This Week's Weight: 194 Commitment level when I started my day (1-5): 3 Did I track all of my...  Read more


Sneaking Veggies
7/8/2014 4:58:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I made ghoulash last night and thought I would beef it up a bit! The kids LOVED it! When we finished eating I asked if they knew what all they ate...  Read more


a rainy day
7/8/2014 3:12:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

had another great day of classes today! i am looking forward to the next day of classes tomorrow. my daughter is now in a day camp in the afternoons o...  Read more


Big changes!
7/8/2014 2:35:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow I can't believe my last post was back in January! Since then I have succeeded in gaining all the weight I lost last year plus 2 extra pounds for...  Read more


Fat and Angry
7/8/2014 2:21:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a complete hysterectomy and oophorectomy July 1, 2013. I didn't do as asked to recover. Mom needed me. That didn't last long. Mom passed aw...  Read more


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


I'll do it.
7/8/2014 12:47:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." Turning to Irish sayings today for a little fun motivation....  Read more


Monday, Positive Focus, Day 68
7/8/2014 12:32:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This week I've got the kids doing some water activities, so I get part of the day to myself. Unfortunately I'm not taking the time to walk the park, b...  Read more


I am back but not why you think!
7/8/2014 11:42:50 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow how time flies, that last time I was on here,I think 3 years ago! I have maintained a healthy weight these last couple of years. Once you have lo...  Read more


Nothing New to Report
7/8/2014 8:53:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Keep on Keeping on!!!...  Read more


Today, tomorrow and every day after...
7/7/2014 11:10:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have returned to Spark People because I am overwhelmed at this point in my journey to loose the weight. I know I can find the support, encourageme...  Read more


feeling better
7/7/2014 8:47:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

For three days I have been eating food that is good for me. I've been steering clear of fast food and milk shakes. They taste good, but they don't h...  Read more


day 52 a little about me
7/7/2014 7:54:19 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I saw something similar to this and I wanted to do the Same thing. A little bit about me you might not know. Feel free to share some of your answ...  Read more


7/7/2014 7:17:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today marked a year since my niece Harmony Elizabeth Wey lost her battle with cancer. We had a small casual ceremony at the gravesite and buried...  Read more


a lovely day
7/7/2014 4:18:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

first day of classes went well for me. i am really going to enjoy these classes. i will make full use of all that is offered to me while i am there. m...  Read more


Sunday, Positive Focus, Day 67
7/7/2014 2:48:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I had money to go grocery shopping, so that's what I did. I ended up bringing the kids with, so naturally more things ended up in the cart. I normally...  Read more


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