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Going Home
3/18/2014 9:46:37 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been in Florida for 5 months now. It's been 5 months of temporary housing, living out of suitcases, emotional struggles and homesickness. My husb...  Read more


Life in the Sunshine State
1/21/2014 3:23:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It's been two months since I left my job, my home, and my life in east Tennessee. I left behind a toxic work environment, emotionally-damaging boss an...  Read more


Keep on Swimming
1/6/2014 11:42:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

In early December I recommited to living a healthy life, mainly to losing weight. At first I was seeing some weight loss each day, now a month plus l...  Read more


Long time, no see. (Fair warning: LONG!)
10/17/2013 4:01:12 AM,  4 COMMENTS

My last post was in March. That seems like a lifetime ago. So much has changed since then. Most of it bad, but some of it good. Stress has been the ov...  Read more


Birthday Today!!
8/28/2013 1:20:16 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Totally blew my caloric intake, but.... I rode my bike for 50 minutes this morning and for 45 minutes this evening. Not enough to burn the calories I...  Read more


Mobile Focus Challenge
7/27/2013 9:53:57 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Whether you have the newest Galaxy S4, Motorola Ultra, or an old iPhone, everyone agrees it is generally easier to use a computer and the web interfac...  Read more


Bittersweet Memories
3/15/2013 9:20:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hey there Sparkers. This is kind of a hard post for me. One of my main goals this year was to be able to climb the lift of Wild Eagle without bei...  Read more


Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains
2/16/2013 9:22:45 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Something that I've always wanted to do is a lot of hiking. I learned yesterday that I'm not quite in the shape I need to be to do as much hiking as I...  Read more


Discovering the joy of yoga
2/12/2013 9:18:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I decided it was time to see what all the yoga hype was about. You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard by now all the benefits yoga can...  Read more


A year later - An update story
2/11/2013 2:49:54 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I joined SparkPeople on January 17, 2012 with the goal of dropping almost 50 lbs for my wedding in October. While I didn't make it that far, I did mak...  Read more


Dang Cold in the Midwest
1/24/2013 2:33:58 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Hope all are doing ok despite the nasty weather....  Read more


1/9/2013 1:32:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Instead of the stairs -- because for some reason lately climbing them seems so tedious -- I've decided instead to climb up the (cemented/paved) hillsi...  Read more


I Hate Blogging
12/31/2012 2:16:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I spend way too much time waiting for the elevator and one OS in particular. The solution to the elevator problem is easy -- take the stairs. ...  Read more


Well hiya peoplez!
11/8/2012 12:14:18 AM,  8 COMMENTS

334 I am Kayla.This is my dang 4th account cuzz i keep losin' my old account info. 33 i love my fiancee,Shannon.He means MORE THAN THE WH...  Read more


Long time, no see
9/22/2012 10:31:48 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, it's been quite a long time since my last blog post. Over 6 months in fact. Never fear, I didn't disappear. I just had a lot of changes in my li...  Read more


Two Steps forward, one giant leap back!
9/21/2012 2:22:02 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So after nearly a month and a half of being distracted from my workouts, I've dropped the 5-8 pounds I worked so hard to put on and feel like I am bas...  Read more


All or Nothing; Inspiration
8/22/2012 6:02:01 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had a terrible work out the other day. I know why, but that's beside the point. I was so excited... I had been slacking over the weekend spendi...  Read more


Vacation & Happiness
8/14/2012 4:32:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Just got back recently from my week long camping trip over in southern Michigan. Didn't feel too guilty about missing my regular exercise, as I ended...  Read more


Operation Quit-Smoking COMPLETED
7/24/2012 5:42:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I kicked the habit. Hopefully once and for all!! I smoked my last cigarette as of July 15th 2012! :) It wasn't even nearly as hard as I thought i...  Read more


New Condo; slacking, bad habits, & depression
7/13/2012 9:14:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I moved into my new condo a little over a week ago. I love it here, its so much less stressful now that I can be on my own! Thank god. Though movin...  Read more


My Son, My Heart...
4/26/2012 12:44:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This is my very first blog entry. I'm not much of a writer and, up until now, I couldn't really find anything I wanted to say. Well, here it is... ...  Read more


The Apple Fast - Day 1
3/15/2012 11:53:10 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I've been retaining water and having some digestion issues lately, and a friend of mine did a 3-day apple fast last week with great success. I did a l...  Read more


Trying to get back in the groove
3/8/2012 12:02:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

With winter quarter coming to an end, it seems like each day there is a little more to do and a little less time to do it. In light of that, I've been...  Read more


Progress photos
2/1/2012 1:23:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

There was a particular photo of myself that really sparked my desire to lose weight. It's a beautiful picture of my fiancÚ and I in Gatlingburg, TN. T...  Read more


Starting Week 4
1/31/2012 9:12:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

At the end of this week, I will be one month into my journey. I've already hit my first few roadblocks, and am currently experiencing one of the most...  Read more


Reweighing - a blessing and a curse.
1/22/2012 1:36:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I always weigh myself twice, to confirm the first reading was accurate. On the second try, I move the scale (I used to have a scale that would read di...  Read more


Losing weight but not feeling it
1/22/2012 12:00:45 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I can see the number going down on the scale, but I'm starting to wonder where the visible progress is. I know in the past if I lost even 5 lbs, I cou...  Read more


10 days, 5 pounds .. easier than I thought!
1/20/2012 2:15:04 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've noticed over the last week that my method of "dieting" this time around has been so much easier than I expected. I've found myself under my Spark...  Read more


My fear of the dentist
1/19/2012 8:10:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

There's been this nagging fear that I can't get over and it's really starting to become an issue. Like many, I am afraid of the dentist. Now, thi...  Read more


First sickness of the winter
1/17/2012 10:31:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

There's nothing I hate more than being sick. Especially now as I'm starting my journey to a new life. I don't want to eat. I don't want to go to the g...  Read more


Focus Focus Focus
1/2/2012 2:19:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This is the time of year that everything seems to be focused on Health. TV Ads, health clubs, people's resolutions. While I am not making a new year...  Read more


Time of Year
8/10/2011 1:26:45 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm writing this on August 10 - early to mid August. This is the time of year I really struggle with, last minute cookouts and many birthday parties...  Read more


8/7/2011 2:19:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Unless I sleep through it, I don't skip it. I have few rules to my diet. They are basically 1) Move more, eat less 2) Eat what you want...  Read more


5/15/2011 10:59:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

well today was better some it been 2 days since i didnt talk to my friend im heart is filled with pain because i dont know why he would ever think i w...  Read more


5/13/2011 9:52:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

i have a lot of trust in people but i must have sucker on my farhead its ok because you learn from that dont trust someone who tries to hard you kn...  Read more


5/12/2011 walking
5/12/2011 9:21:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

its getting harder everyday to find someone to walk with or go somewhere with its a big thing now a days and getting harder to find someone to do it...  Read more


5/6/2011 11:41:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

well today was my sister birthday its 3 years since her death my hubby and i went to his mother and took her out to eat for mothers day and for east...  Read more


5/4/2011 part II
5/4/2011 11:28:00 PM,  5 COMMENTS

when i was sick i really missed the people and the joy of reading people's blogs but i must say if it was not for sparks i would still be trying to...  Read more


truth or myth
5/3/2011 9:26:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

if it wouldnt be for the points and friends and the way we talking in blog and trying to loose a pound together would you be doing this or would you...  Read more


5/2/2011 missed yesterday y you must read to see
5/2/2011 8:56:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

hi everyone well i was so happy yesterday i got everything done time to kill didnt over eat and lost 1 lb but i did fall a sleep on the chair while...  Read more


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