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Remember there are consequences
4/19/2014 11:00:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It helps me to remember that. Consequences to obesity are health-related and can affect my family relationships. Family wants me to do well. Friends a...  Read more


Homemade salad dressings
4/19/2014 7:27:53 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Dijon Vinaigrette w/ Garlic 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic 3 tablespoons champagne or distilled vinegar Kosher salt a...  Read more


2014 Wellness Challenge- Day 5: Fat Kid Friday
4/19/2014 3:38:14 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was what I like to call "Fat kid Friday". Why do I call it "Fat Kid Friday? Because Fridays are my day when I get to have an extra snack and it...  Read more


Manga? Nope, it's not for dinner!
4/19/2014 1:53:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I had a great afternoon with middle daughter. (4th child) She is on a temporary lay off from work til the end of May, and it is awesome to be able to...  Read more


What to do? Grain Free or Not? Advice Wanted!
4/19/2014 1:07:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

As some of my Sparkfriends know, I have been having some health issues the past year and a half. Besides my knee (torn meniscus surgery & arthritis) I...  Read more


What Went Well 4-18-14
4/19/2014 12:29:33 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Number 1: I worked out with my trainer this morning. Exhausted... Number 2: I watched the SpaceX rocket launch. It was glorious. Number...  Read more


Birthdays and Easter
4/18/2014 11:57:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well...My daughter turned 17 yesterday! Yikes! LOL I didn't exactly eat healthy. But that's ok. One day isn't gonna ruin everything :) Easter is...  Read more


A Much Better Day
4/18/2014 10:30:21 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I made it out for my lunch time walk, 2.9 miles. Then after work I walked a half a mile to the bus stop. And when I got home I walked 3.6 miles with...  Read more


4/18/2014 10:07:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

With the long weekend I thought I would just take it easy to rest my hand so other than doing the washing am sitting here doing my Spark points....  Read more


Another Record Breaking Friday
4/18/2014 8:24:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am amazed at how far I have come with working out. I remember first getting back on the elliptical and only really being able to do 30 mins. Today,...  Read more


4/18/2014 6:04:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Reviewing photo CD's, importing the one's I love into Memory Manager for scrapbooking. Staying focused on clearing the clutter....  Read more


Small victories
4/18/2014 6:01:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Don't know how this whole spark thing works so quickly, but it does! Started tracking and exercising yesterday, and today did the same, and already I...  Read more


Dealing with Stress
4/18/2014 5:57:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have recently realized that I do have issues with stress. I have constant pain and very limited mobility. I often turn down invitations because I...  Read more


Introducing Bertha...
4/18/2014 5:37:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Bertha…the name my father used to tease me with as he claimed he wanted to call me that when I was born. A not to common name heard any more in this...  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


4/18/2014 3:48:32 PM,  54 COMMENTS

532 Hubby and I are at Safeway in the self-checkout line. Hubby grabs the produce and starts scanning it. Everything is just peachy-f...  Read more


"How's the diet going?"
4/18/2014 3:13:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A co-worker that complimented me on my weight-loss last week (NOT the rude-hey-are-you-pregnant co-worker. A different co-worker who knows me better.)...  Read more


Weight loss Goal Met, Size 10, and Picture Too :-)
4/18/2014 2:44:51 PM,  101 COMMENTS

So this week has been good to me! I dropped to a 37 inch waist and I fit into a size 10 dress! A few weeks ago I bought a dress on clearance at dressb...  Read more


This is Not a Sprint
4/18/2014 2:21:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A day after being off of my Atkins plan and I'm already .8 lbs heavier. A little disheartening, but I know that a lot of what I ate yesterday was hig...  Read more


Burst of Productivity
4/18/2014 2:08:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I've been pretty productive the last few days. During the lowest point of my depression, I had lost all motivation and had to rely on other people to...  Read more


Why this time is different!!
4/18/2014 1:48:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was lying in bed last night thinking about all the wonderful things that make up my life. As my mind drifted, I thought to myself, wow! I feel great...  Read more


Success Quote - 4/18/14
4/18/2014 1:05:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you. - Maya Angelou...  Read more


Friday's Silly Quote
4/18/2014 12:51:57 PM,  9 COMMENTS

“Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?" "I give." "You get someone who stays up all night tort...  Read more


Stupid scale...we're going to have a trial separation
4/18/2014 12:02:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Okay. So. I haven't had any alcohol in eight days. I have exercised every day except for one when I hurt my calf. I have been drinking my green sh...  Read more


4/18/2014 11:00:49 AM,  1 COMMENTS

After the move I have been going through a lot of changes. Some of the changes have turned everything upside down. That means I have to forget about t...  Read more


Fbs in range 3 days in a row!!! But then screwed up...
4/18/2014 10:20:58 AM,  0 COMMENTS

109 today! And I had 2 packs of Austin pepper jack crackers last night...and only 35 units of lantus...not much lantus left and no insurance yet, so.....  Read more


I got a job for the summer!
4/18/2014 8:43:12 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I'll be teaching (or assistant teaching - depends on how my assessment goes) rock climbing at a rock climbing gym's kids summer camp! 36 ...  Read more


Apr 17 2014 Thurs
4/18/2014 8:02:09 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have not shared my numbers really as I feel health is sooooo much more important than numbers, however I have lost just over 25% of me....Amazing to...  Read more


2014 Wellness Challenge- Day 4: Shaun T's Dance party
4/18/2014 5:06:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I resumed my workout today :). Today I performed Shaun T's Dance Party. I decided for 1 week I will stick with a particular routine and then switch...  Read more


What Went Well 4-17-14
4/18/2014 12:56:09 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Number 1: My oldest son needs glasses and he is okay with that. Number 2: The only critters I saw on my walk were dogs on leashes and birds. N...  Read more


Sidelined by a toothache...
4/17/2014 11:52:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Holy cow people - have you ever had a really bad toothache? Mine was hurting sporadically for about a week, nothing major, just super sensitive to ho...  Read more


Having a Hard Time
4/17/2014 11:50:50 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I've been getting my lunch time walks in but I haven't been doing so well with my eating. I've been over my calorie range all this week. Today I did...  Read more


scary night
4/17/2014 10:32:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My DH had a close call last night. While riding to meet some friends for dinner he was rear-ended. He was on his Harley at a stop sign when the woma...  Read more


4/17/2014 10:08:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

My cable and Internet were both dead last night (so long, Spark streak). I am SO relieved to be back online!...  Read more


Strangely Full
4/17/2014 9:57:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I vaguely remember during my last diet, I tended to have six small meals a day instead of 3 big ones. That way I stayed full throughout the day and wo...  Read more


3 Days in and Changing Course
4/17/2014 9:41:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

As determined as I was on Monday to commit to Atkins, it is now Thursday and I just don't think this is going to be sustainable. One can only eat so...  Read more


Three Great Sons, Three Fine Men
4/17/2014 8:59:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Here's an updated version of a video I created expressing my love for my boys....  Read more


Trying to get my head back in the game.
4/17/2014 7:26:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Everything has been a HUGE tornado of events for months now, and I see the dust clearing, but am afraid to believe it's really over. I must, however,...  Read more


Good Friday
4/17/2014 6:44:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is Good Friday and there are no shops open so am resting my hand as much as possible, the weather is not the best at least with the storm that h...  Read more


I need a job closer to home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/17/2014 4:45:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I love the fact I'm working even though it's temp. But it's entirely to far from home, the commute is crazy. It took me two hours to get home when it...  Read more


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