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day 18 (5,6,7)...
4/18/2014 8:15:45 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Playing catch up! Ran away to kalahari for 2 days with the kids! Allthose steps and all that swimming, I gave myself an hour of exercise... at least...  Read more


Country living at its best
4/18/2014 5:35:05 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Living the country now. It takes me over an hour to get work everyday. I am making a commitment by way of my Health 100 class. As a final paper, I...  Read more


Thursday, starting two hours late.
4/18/2014 1:21:08 PM,  6 COMMENTS

That last snowstorm really did a number on us. It was 13 inches when all was said and done in the northern suburbs where I live, creating just enough...  Read more


taking it easy
4/18/2014 8:51:44 AM,  14 COMMENTS

my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i am taking it easy. my daughter says hi. all of the birds also say hello. the last day of school went wel...  Read more


New Beginnings
4/18/2014 8:46:44 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Good morning everyone, This morning, Im starting a new journey. I've lost the majority of my weight and now Im set to start something new. I wi...  Read more


Found a great way to save time on meals
4/18/2014 1:52:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Our neighbor was spring cleaning and gave me some recipe books. Two of the books were on how to make your own mixes and then recipes to make with the...  Read more


4/17/2014 6:38:37 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I believe that people have 3 different perceptions of their bodies. There is the one we all see in our mind. We are skinnier and healthier. Next we ha...  Read more


2014 Changes
4/17/2014 1:47:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We are not even half way through the year and already my life has gone through some major changes. My husband and I separated last July. We are filing...  Read more


Wednesday, wild weater, this is spring, right?
4/17/2014 12:42:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

For most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, it's spring. Looking out my window this morning, it didn't feel like it. Snow was falling horizontally by t...  Read more


4/17/2014 12:20:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

last official day of classes for me today! woo hoo! heading off shortly to do my first final exam. i am as prepared as i can be for it. in the first c...  Read more


4/17/2014 10:57:30 AM,  7 COMMENTS

K, so I have been sick for a few days now. It started off as a tickle in my throat, then my throat was sore but I felt fine otherwise. Now my throat...  Read more


4/17/2014 10:14:45 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I've been away for a long time. I was having a pity party. I'm Back! I think I've gotten over the pity and am ready to get serious. I've gotten so...  Read more


Here we go...... again!
4/17/2014 9:45:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Before you get too excited, this was my photo from 2012! I was so excited. I had lost 38 lbs and worked 6 months PLUS to achieve that! I can...  Read more


End is in Sight
4/17/2014 8:02:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Good morning everyone, This morning I would like to talk about the end in sight. I have had a quick and great journey with spark people. Sinc...  Read more


A good number
4/17/2014 7:56:17 AM,  1 COMMENTS

While I know the scale means more to me than it should, I'm really excited about the number I saw this morning. 175 Why is that good? Well,...  Read more


4/17/2014 12:31:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm exercising regularly, and I am pleased about that. I am, however, having a difficult time controlling my eating habits. I find there are temptat...  Read more


ETL Day 27- The Work Saboteur
4/16/2014 11:12:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Okay today was a rough day when it comes to remaining on plan but I made it through thankfully. I didn't have my smoothie this AM which sent the rest...  Read more


4/16/2014 7:29:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When it comes to exercise I am good at workout videos but not strength training....  Read more


Tuesday, working on me again.
4/16/2014 11:25:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I could go into all the things I didn't accomplish that I wanted to get done, but I'm going to talk about the things I did manage to do and accomplish...  Read more


This is when it gets hard
4/16/2014 10:52:13 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It always starts getting hard for me about a week in. Sometimes I only last 3 days. I'm one week into this and I'm down about 2 lbs since last w...  Read more


Determination and Competition
4/16/2014 10:33:03 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm tired...tired of being heavy, unhealthy, and out of breath. Tired of not having energy. So I am on a journey to make myself healthy and get down t...  Read more


Staying on Track!
4/16/2014 7:14:56 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Very happy with the scale this morning - down to 137.4 which matches my lowest weight of the year so far. Yesterday I completed my 40 minute weight w...  Read more


4/15/2014 11:03:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So granted it's not a lot but I am down 13 pounds since the start of the year :) The ultra low carb - high fat diet is working for me and I can't...  Read more


30 day squat challenge
4/15/2014 5:29:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

After working out at the gym for a week and only losing one pound, I decided to start a challenge...amp up my fitness level. today was day one--30...  Read more


Monday, shifting scale again!
4/15/2014 1:22:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The beginning of the week is open to all sorts of possibilities. I thought it would just be a day where I'd do some laundry and other housework, but i...  Read more


almost finished school
4/15/2014 8:17:28 AM,  23 COMMENTS

just one more day to go and i am officially finished school for another semester. then i will just have one final exam next week and i can call it a s...  Read more


Back on Track Again
4/15/2014 7:18:17 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I must say that I was totally overwhelmed by all of the posts on my featured blog and I still have to get back in touch with everyone. I am off...  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


What the heck happened??
4/14/2014 8:10:46 PM,  8 COMMENTS

40 So much for my extra time... I was deep in the throes of organizing and planning my next round work when I hear my office mate say "see you...  Read more


Goals April/May 2014
4/14/2014 8:06:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

goals starting now: 1. Go to bed earlier-have not been getting enough sleep!!! 2. Weigh in on Wednesdays 3. Eat One, One, One style 4. Read...  Read more


ETL Day 25-The day the scale moved
4/14/2014 7:16:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am so excited to be knocking at the door of week four of ETL and while I haven't made any of the recipes ( I plan to do this during the next six wee...  Read more


New Beginnings
4/14/2014 2:01:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today we are beginning. My family is my responsibility. I shop and cook the food. It cannot be blamed on anyone else. It's time to be who I was create...  Read more


4/14/2014 12:31:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This weekend my family lost a great woman. I am proud to have gotten to be a part of her family for the last 14 years. She was more then just a gran...  Read more


4/14/2014 11:38:32 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I am I really here again? Seriously? Back to the daily tracker and wearing my FitBit. Back to drinking copious amounts of water and trying not to t...  Read more


Sunday, shifting stuff
4/14/2014 11:01:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today I took the time to do things that I thought needed to be done. I have been wanting to shift the furniture in the living room to give it more spa...  Read more


Tomorrow is Monday
4/13/2014 11:28:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, Monday again tomorrow. Hate to see the weekend go but anxious to see what the week has in store for me. My fiancÚ goes in to work to g...  Read more


Saturday, suddenly needed
4/13/2014 12:42:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke this morning thinking it would be a calm day where I could get around to rearranging my living room like I've been wanting the last few weeks....  Read more


4/13/2014 12:28:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

100+ days in... Exercise is so hard to keep going. I'm so bored with it I just don't want to do it anymore. Loosing weight isn't enough of a moti...  Read more


No loss, but plenty of gains!
4/13/2014 8:55:26 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well I am officially in week 3 of ETL and I must admit that I am off target from my weight loss goal : ( but I am trying to focus more on other areas...  Read more


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