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Blogs by Members of SP Class of June 19-25, 2011

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The Beginning
4/17/2014 5:12:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So, it's time. I'm 6'0" and weigh 192 pounds. I have the sweet tooth of a 5 year old and about the same self restraint. I need to make a change in my...  Read more


Warming Up
4/13/2014 11:10:47 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm gearing up! Week 1--I started tracking my food again (somewhat inconsistently). I also started scheduling gym time and classes, focusing on l...  Read more


Food Ideas Needed
4/8/2014 10:51:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I am currently on a low carb (not no carbs) high protein diet. I do ok, but I know there's a lot of room for improvement. I have a hard time coming up...  Read more


My Aunt, My Future?
4/8/2014 4:15:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have an elderly and severely obese aunt that is not doing so well. She has been in the hospital for about a month. Because of being laid up and he...  Read more


Reprioritizing away from fear
4/6/2014 3:14:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I've been coming and going from keeping my health and fitness a priority. I ran a half marathon in October! Then I gained weight during finals and th...  Read more


Four months past the loss, where am I today?
3/30/2014 3:45:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

March 27th it was 4 months since my husband died suddenly. I have experienced a range of emotions, often many each day. But it's getting a little easi...  Read more


BLC #21 Week 5 Progress and Goals
3/18/2014 10:28:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My goals at the beginning of the challenge were: * Lose 8 lbs. to finally reach 220. 248 * Go to the gym for at least 45 minutes, 3 times...  Read more


St. Patrick's Day Tradition
3/16/2014 10:52:47 PM,  6 COMMENTS

3 years ago, my hubby and I decided to start a St. Patrick's Day tradition of a leprechaun trail. The leprechaun or leprechauns run through the house...  Read more


Looking at the present and the future, not just the sadness
3/15/2014 8:26:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

While I miss my husband, Ken, with all of my heart, I also want to live not just survive. It has been almost 4 months since he passed away suddenly. I...  Read more


March 13, 2014
3/13/2014 8:18:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My morning has been fairly uneventful, organizing the back yard, reviewing mileage for my taxes. I missed breakfast. Eating is a little better th...  Read more


Eating away the pain
3/12/2014 2:37:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I was busy, but started the day with careful eating. However, the evening was another story. Missing my husband, and the disbelief that he is re...  Read more


Another sad day
3/10/2014 6:07:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I had a pretty good day yesterday. A friend and I went to a concert at the beach in Dana Point. It was fun. Then I had dinner with my grandson and his...  Read more


Having a Rough Day
3/8/2014 11:49:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today was a long and rough day. To be able to get things done today, the kids and I had to drive the hubby to work at 2:00 in the morning, so it made...  Read more


If I believe in my goals, I can influence reaching them
3/8/2014 2:54:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My trainer said that I could be at a healthy weight, I can be fit, I can be sexy even. First I have to believe that I can reach those goals. So here g...  Read more


Back to Spark People!
3/4/2014 3:28:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Been off trying to do things on my own and it just hasn't been working! Back to Spark People and all the wonderful people and support here! So tired...  Read more


Definitely Need to Start Training for October
3/3/2014 12:25:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Every year at the park by my house, the city puts on a Warrior Dash-type event. I have been wanting to do it for the past few years. My kids are sta...  Read more


Day 2 at the gym, good to be back.
3/2/2014 2:19:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday was my first real day back at the gym since my knee replacements and my husband's sudden death. I went once before, but... So today I w...  Read more


Trying to be Happy this March
3/1/2014 5:20:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

While it has been 3 months and 2 days since my husband died suddenly, I have many things to be grateful for. I am much closer to my son than I have ev...  Read more


New Start, Day 1, missing my husband
2/25/2014 3:06:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I finished my colonoscopy so can return to my normal eating. I woke up today with swollen fingers and knees, tired. I know yesterday was tough on my b...  Read more


What a way to lose weight! Colonoscopy tomorrow, liquid diet today.
2/23/2014 2:24:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

January 1 I weighed 235. Now I weigh 241.4. Going the wrong way this year. My excuse is losing my husband suddenly less than 3 months ago, and 2 knee...  Read more


next Dr. Visit
2/22/2014 8:39:45 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My goal is when I visit the Dr in June he is pleased with my blood work numbers, especially lower cholesterol and my weight....  Read more


Today is gym day
2/18/2014 12:45:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Went to the gym and got a real work out with personal trainer. Tomorrow is check in day to see how I am doing. Hope the results improve over initial...  Read more


Today's a Good Day to Begin
2/17/2014 12:42:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Last night, I decided to get more serious about my fitness and health goals. I took a "before" pics and took my weight and measurements. I am going...  Read more


Valentine's Day Hair Style for my Daughter
2/17/2014 12:36:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My daughter is just getting to the point where I can style her hair and she'll leave it in for most of the day. Here is what I decided to do with her...  Read more


BLC #21 Goals
2/17/2014 12:03:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Goals for BLC #21 * Lose 8 lbs. to finally reach 220. * Go to the gym for at least 45 minutes, 3 times a week * Drop one pants size ...  Read more


Valentine's Day 1994
2/15/2014 2:40:41 AM,  1 COMMENTS

That day was amazing. Ken and I traveled to San Francisco for a vacation. He took me to the top of the Marriott with a view overlooking the city. Ther...  Read more


Valentine's Breakfast
2/14/2014 12:12:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I decided to try something new for Valentine's Day breakfast for my daughter and I. I made "pop-eyes" (a fried egg in the middle of bread) and shaped...  Read more


My Sister is Coming Home
2/14/2014 1:39:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My sister had been with her boyfriend for over 4 years and they moved to another (warmer and less rainy) state about 6 months ago. Their move was don...  Read more


Learning the gift of Patience!
2/6/2014 1:21:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Before I get into how I'm learning the gift of patience, let me give you the details of what I'm having to have all this patience for. Almost a m...  Read more


Biggest Loser for Inspiration
2/2/2014 11:59:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had forgotten how easy it is to get sick while working. I spent the whole time that I was working at my last temp job ill. First, I caught the flu...  Read more


Very abbreviated update!
1/26/2014 3:13:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi Spark friends! It's been far too long! I'm still at it! Probably in the best mindset ever at this point! Let me give ya a little update: ...  Read more


Day 53
1/19/2014 6:35:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Sadness is overwhelming me today. 53 days ago my husband passed suddenly, and it is becoming more real every day....  Read more


Toughed it out until the End
1/17/2014 4:37:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm proud to say that I toughed it out at my temp job. Today was my last day. I got through the last couple of weeks by just listening to my MP3 pla...  Read more


I want a Featured Blog post too
1/17/2014 2:27:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

lol. Guess I'm gonna have to post often to increase my chances. Well here's to me getting featured blog post! 334...  Read more


First day in 3 weeks I haven't worked out.
1/17/2014 1:16:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I've been pretty consistent in working out daily for at least 30 minutes since Christmas. Yesterday was the first day I had missed in 3 weeks. EEEK!!!...  Read more


I created a new Spark Team: JAMAICA & the wider Caribbean
1/17/2014 12:42:16 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I started the team recently after listening to Spark Radio and hearing about the Spark America/Earth Challenge and was looking for a team that was gea...  Read more


Uncomfortable Work Environment
1/10/2014 12:56:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I returned to work at a temp job 3 weeks ago. I had really missed working, as I had been a stay-at-home mom for the last two years. However, I have...  Read more


I can do this!
1/9/2014 8:11:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I know that most people have new years resolutions to lose weight, or be healthier, well I'm going to give this a whirl again. I have a gym membershi...  Read more


Consistency & continuing to love myself ^_^
1/9/2014 4:14:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Happy New Year!!! 90 Boy how time flies. It's a new year already and I didn't realize how long ago I had done a blog entry. Soooo much has ha...  Read more


New Year - New Me
1/5/2014 6:59:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It is 2014. Gosh doesn't seem like 14 years since this Millennium started. It has also been 2 1/2 years on my Spark journey. The first 3-5 month...  Read more


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