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On my honor, I will do my best...
7/30/2014 1:00:14 PM,  9 COMMENTS

On Sunday, I decided that I was going to ramp up my level of finally giving a crap about myself. It's sad that what prompted this decision was the fac...  Read more


Handling stress
5/13/2014 10:58:14 AM,  0 COMMENTS

This past week has been beyond stressful. Though I didn't keep up all of my new habits I did manage to be mindful of my eating. I didn't mindlessly sn...  Read more


Learning to be kind to myself
5/6/2014 9:17:41 AM,  1 COMMENTS

In the past, I have struggled with getting down on myself because I'm not able to physically do things like the Biggest Loser workouts or Jillian. I s...  Read more


Sleep Joournal - Day/Night 6 of Challenge
5/6/2014 9:07:52 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I got in bed on time last night but didn't go right to sleep. I played on my phone for a bit. 6.5 hours. I did wake up on time and in a good mood so t...  Read more


Sleep Journal - Day/Night 5 of Challenge
5/5/2014 7:53:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I slept 7.5 hours last night. I got to bed on time and woke up on time though I didn't get out of bed for 30 minutes. I feel good today. Pretty full o...  Read more


Sleep Journal - Day/Night 4 of Challenge
5/4/2014 2:32:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I let myself sleep in this morning so I got 8.5 hours. I was late getting to bed but didn't have trouble falling asleep. I had 1 caffeinated drink. I...  Read more


Sleep Journal - Day/Night 3 of challenge
5/3/2014 8:52:23 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I got 6.5 hours of sleep last night. The one thing I didn't do is go to bed at the same time but I did get up at about the same time as I do during th...  Read more


Sleep Journal - day/night 2 of challenge
5/2/2014 6:58:09 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I stayed up past when I should and am feeling it this morning. Last night was the beginning of the Habs/Bruins series and I love hockey. But I was wou...  Read more


Sleep Journal - day/night 1 of challenge
5/1/2014 10:12:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a good day as far as food. I also managed to get 20 minutes of exercise beyond my 10 minute bootcamp. I had 1 caffeinated drink around 2...  Read more


Prodigal Son
4/17/2014 12:23:09 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Forty-two years ago, I was born into a very religious family. As I grew, I was taught the morals, principles and traditions of my inherited religion....  Read more


I'm still here...
2/21/2014 1:01:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I got a comment today from someone that brought me back to this place. As I went back and reread my blog post from a year ago, I started to remember w...  Read more


I'm in a magazine!
9/16/2013 12:25:26 PM,  35 COMMENTS

This month's FIRST for Women magazine featured a story on SparkPeople with me and two other ladies. I was shocked that a tiny pic of me was on the cov...  Read more


8/14/2013 7:40:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Iíve been trying to remember back to the time three years ago when I was truly ready to start losing weight. What made it finally click after decades...  Read more


Question about Body by Vi and other shakes
5/7/2013 1:43:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So, I have tons of friends selling Body by Vi. To me this is really just people reducing caloric intake, so they lose weight...which you can do with...  Read more


Exercise Guilt?
4/23/2013 10:29:28 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I love the workouts I do... mostly FIRM DVDs... and I regularly push myself with heavier weights and higher intensity within the workouts. However, I...  Read more


I did it! Well, most of it...
4/1/2013 8:15:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm checking in to let you guys know how I did on my goals I set for March. Here they are: Goals for the month: 1,000 fitness minutes 8 cup...  Read more


New month, fresh start
3/1/2013 9:04:51 AM,  3 COMMENTS

January and February were really busy months for me with lots of work stress. It shows in my energy level and on the scale. However, I am committ...  Read more


Moaning from the closet
2/24/2013 5:24:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

There is moaning coming from my closet. It's not me. I am just full on cursing. It's my buttons, you see. I've always been hard on buttons but lately...  Read more


Oscars Workout Game
2/24/2013 9:44:21 AM,  6 COMMENTS

The challenge for this week is to create a workout game and perform it twice this week. Since the Oscars comes on tonight, I decided to create one es...  Read more


Challenge Blog: A Little About Me
2/22/2013 9:54:33 AM,  11 COMMENTS

To be honest I never know what to say when someone says, "Tell me a little about yourself." So, I guess I'll just start rambling and see what happens...  Read more


Worth More Than Your Weight
2/20/2013 1:08:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This post is not for me. At least, not for me, now. As I blogged earlier today, I was up 4 pounds this week according to the scale, and that's OK. But...  Read more


Looking for SKINNIKKI
2/19/2013 2:10:18 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm back. Yes, over the last 2 years I've said that at least 6 different times with my status updates. I really don't have time with my job to be on S...  Read more


When did eating healthy become synonymous with eating gross crap?
1/16/2013 4:37:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This is a post I did today about the weird, gross concoctions health and fitness experts want to pass off on us as "treats." Another rant, of course!...  Read more


1/15/2013 8:48:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Over on Dailymile today, the Dailymission was: "What would you say is your primary source of motivation?" This question has been done to dea...  Read more


Trying to stay focused...
1/14/2013 11:14:37 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It's my extremely busy time at work for the next few weeks, so while I may not be as active on SP for a while, I do check in and browse the friend fee...  Read more


2012 Review... Just a 'lil Late
1/10/2013 8:10:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a brief moment on January 2nd to look back at my 2012 experience and it didn't look all that bad. I have lots of room for improvement but don't...  Read more


Plus Size?!!!
1/10/2013 3:42:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This blog post I wrote earlier today for my website. It's about the ludicrous and harmful sizing in the modeling and marketing industries with a video...  Read more


1/3/2013 11:21:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I had a feeling it was going to happen and it did but it still sucks! I was 159lbs before Christmas and am now 163.6lbs. In stead of grumbling in...  Read more


New Year, New Attitude!
1/3/2013 8:23:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I struggled a bit during December. I totally enjoyed myself, but it's time to get serious again. I'm about 4 pounds over my "scream weight." I am...  Read more


2012 Retrospective and 2013 Goals
1/2/2013 10:41:53 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I guess it is that time of year. Time to look back on the last year and see what went well, what didn't go well, and what adjustments need to be made...  Read more


Yearly Measurements...not good at all
1/2/2013 7:53:37 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Weight and Inches Since 2009 Starting Weight-------02/??/09-249.0 First 2010 Weigh In--01/04/10-228.4 First 2011 Weigh In--01/01/11-243.6...  Read more


3 Goals for 2013
1/1/2013 4:13:38 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Good lord, I can tell it's been a while. I couldn't even figure out how to find my spark page. But I'm back and happy to be. This is going to be my be...  Read more


Someone give me a hand to get back on this wagon!
12/27/2012 4:23:15 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm struggling getting my act back together after relaxing (greatly) over the holidays. Too much over-indulgence for too many days has put me WA...  Read more


An Excellent Strategy for the Holidays
12/20/2012 9:11:46 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I ran across this article today and had to share: This Holiday Season, Stop the Wrist Slaps and Write-Offs  Read more


Eat Yo Beets!
12/17/2012 12:28:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Do you eat your beets? I never really at them all that much until this year. But they are one of the alleged "superfoods" and are chock full of g...  Read more


Thoughts and Prayers
12/15/2012 12:02:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I cannot imagine what the victims and families of the tragedy in CT are going through. Live each day to the fullest and hug your loved ones every day....  Read more


You Can't Always See It
12/13/2012 4:11:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's easy to get down on yourself when this journey isn't going exactly as you planned. But stay the course. Real change takes time, and success isn't...  Read more


It doesn't have to be like this
12/12/2012 5:36:52 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Be Mindful!...  Read more


I Never
12/11/2012 7:41:22 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Most mornings I begin the day with some black coffee and push-ups. Lately, it's been 75 push-ups. Some days, I bang out 100. I've gotten to the point...  Read more


Quick Check-In
12/7/2012 11:29:49 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've been a little MIA this week. I finally caught Dave's cold. So after working all day, all I want to do is lounge on the sofa. I'm giving myse...  Read more


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