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So Close, Yet So Far Away!
7/24/2014 3:07:16 AM,  58 COMMENTS

Since starting my "new plan" that I mentioned in my last blog, I have been weighing daily. I know I have talked many times about needing to brea...  Read more


My 90 day Bikini Mommy Challenge
7/23/2014 4:50:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well I did the fitness test! WOW is all I could say So here is day one: 1. Squats 30 2. Hi-knees 49 3. Push-ups 13 on knees and full and...  Read more


needing success in fitness and eating
7/23/2014 2:53:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Since I am waiting tables this summer I am getting tons of fitness minutes in and easily 5-10 miles a day. I am very happy with this. My problem is...  Read more


Free Eating Psychology Conference link
7/21/2014 8:00:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

387 FYI: sign up for free speakers regarding different aspects of the psychology of eating. Speakers include Dr...  Read more


BLC break plan
7/21/2014 5:28:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hey everyone!! Thanx for reading My plan is to workout at least 5 days a week, at least one hour, doing different exercises cuz I get bored easy....  Read more


"What's Your New Plan?"
7/21/2014 3:02:03 AM,  56 COMMENTS

So I didn't mean to be a tease on my last blog, I promise I didn't! 211 It was never meant to be a secret. 246 I had a few inquiries about what t...  Read more


7/20/2014 9:23:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I like things that give me immediate buying a new outfit or pair of shoes. You swipe your card, grab the goods, put them on and you fe...  Read more


Good News and Feeling Great!
7/19/2014 9:09:47 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This week has been pretty good for me 104 I went back to green smoothies this week for breakfast. This week I added oatmeal to help keep my full an...  Read more


Resting on My Laurels
7/17/2014 11:03:18 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Brooklyn born just wrote an excellent blog in which she mentioned "resting on your laurels". This has been a problem for me lately - wake up, run 4...  Read more


5lbs Down & Lots Of Milestones On The Horizon...
7/16/2014 5:54:57 PM,  127 COMMENTS

I lost 5 pounds this week! 104 244 I know I am kind of obnoxious about that, but that really never happens anymore, so it is exciting news. 20 I...  Read more


Calling for HELP!!!!
7/14/2014 12:31:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am calling out to all my Spark People Friends- I need HELP!!! 39 I have had a really hard time getting back into the swing of things. I KNOW I a...  Read more


The Puppies & Rainbows Are Back & Better Than Ever!
7/13/2014 3:04:17 AM,  55 COMMENTS

338437338437338437338437338437 I have been on this journey for close to 28 months (yes I count 246), and I often get distracted... it doesn'...  Read more


Rhode Island Weekend
7/12/2014 2:34:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I went to Rhode Island with my daughter to watch her run in the Jamestown Half Marathon. On Friday we went biking on the East Bay Bike Path. It is...  Read more


Never Before Seen "Before" Pics! ;)
7/10/2014 3:12:50 AM,  86 COMMENTS I let my weight hold me back from having my picture taken... not only that, but the few that were taken never really...  Read more


Perfectly Timed Perspective...
7/7/2014 3:01:54 AM,  51 COMMENTS

I have been struggling for quite a few days now... I am not panicking yet... but it is getting close to that 230 zone. So what happened today coul...  Read more


A Nice Bike Ride
7/5/2014 5:53:09 PM,  16 COMMENTS

What a difference a day makes. It has been really humid for a week. Yesterday Arthur blew through (not bad here) and today was bright, sunny and no...  Read more


A Glacial Pace
7/5/2014 7:56:57 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Lately I've been using this phrase a lot. I've said I run at a glacial pace and that I am losing weight at a glacial pace. So I started thinking, "...  Read more


STEPH-KNEE Uncensored... Volume 1
7/4/2014 6:47:16 AM,  189 COMMENTS

So I am always very honest here on Spark...when I'm doing great my blogs are all about positivity and 338's and 437's.... and when I am in the...  Read more


It only Hurts When I laugh- A Mishap on the Way to Non-scale Goals
7/1/2014 12:20:58 PM,  18 COMMENTS

At the very beginning I listed some goals that had nothing to do with weight. One of them was to eliminate the "beached whale" appearance at the lake....  Read more


Ready For More And Realizing I'm Lucky...
7/1/2014 6:18:45 AM,  171 COMMENTS

137 I'm feeling quite lucky today, and am realizing I have so much to be thankful for. When I started this journey 27 months ago (yes, I count...  Read more


Once Upon A Time...(36/41)
6/29/2014 3:06:44 AM,  170 COMMENTS

188 Once upon a time, a long long time ago, in a far away land... there was a girl named Stephanie who had lost her motivation. It didn't happe...  Read more


Getting Ready
6/27/2014 6:33:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So for the last two weeks I have been drinking green smoothies in the mornings and the results are in Starting weight 221 Current weight 219.4 W...  Read more


What I Learned From The Great Bod Pod Fiasco...
6/26/2014 5:45:23 AM,  168 COMMENTS

So first off, I'm not complaining at all that my Spark Blog was featured in the Spark mail, that is always an honor and privilege and always blo...  Read more


Day 45 ~ Excuses
6/25/2014 11:49:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I'm trying to do better. Today I got on the treadmil, tracked my food and got all my water. I didn't get my five fruits and vegetables and instead...  Read more


Me and my bright ideas.... (BOD POD)
6/25/2014 7:45:14 PM,  120 COMMENTS

It took everything for me not to cry getting the results. I knew it would be high, but I kept joking with a coworker I didn't want to be half fat. Wel...  Read more


Day 43 ~ Back on track
6/23/2014 9:38:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So It has been a rough week. I went on vacation and as soon as I got back I pulled two doubles and got a total of 35 hours at work in 3 days. I felt v...  Read more


What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror
6/23/2014 3:19:37 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I wrote in a previous blog that I have these running Capris that I really like and when I put them on I feel fit. (They are somewhat "compressive")...  Read more


If You Don't Toot Your Own Horn, Who Will?!
6/23/2014 3:23:51 AM,  151 COMMENTS

215321 215321 215321 215321 215321 After entering my most recent status update here on Spark... I realized something. My "spark feed" is updat...  Read more


Week 1 Review and Wrap Up
6/21/2014 9:46:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am really getting the hang of this green smoothie thing. Loving the fact that my 11 year old son is also drinking them with me. 91 244 Tod...  Read more


The Ultimate Weight Loss Reward...
6/20/2014 3:07:10 AM,  159 COMMENTS

^My beautiful Billy. When I started this weight loss journey in March of 2012, I tried the whole reward system. You know the one... Lose...  Read more


Day 39 ~ Traveling
6/19/2014 10:41:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Traveling days suck. The seem to take the entire day and are draining. You can't eat very well because in most cases you are forced to eat out. You do...  Read more


Day 38 ~ Finding my motivation
6/18/2014 11:42:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The last two days were rough. I didn't even get 3,000 steps I didn't feel like I exercised. I felt like my eating choices were bad and I felt entirely...  Read more


Green Smoothie Review w/ recipes Day 3
6/18/2014 12:03:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Let me start my saying that I was wrong. I never thought I would be able to drink my meals but this past week I have embraced Green Smoothies. I hav...  Read more


Mind Games
6/18/2014 7:20:09 AM,  14 COMMENTS

There is a principle in psychology which I forget the exact name of, but the gist of it is- the determination of your level of happiness or satisfact...  Read more


Trying To Beat Self Sabotage...
6/18/2014 3:20:28 AM,  185 COMMENTS

This morning I took a sneak peek at the scale... I weigh in every Wednesday and record it on Spark and for the BLC. But usually by Monday or Tue...  Read more


At it Again
6/18/2014 12:01:13 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am back! So much has happened. I am a proud mother of a very healthy son. Roshan Elijah was born on January 24th after 17 hours of natural labor!!...  Read more


6/17/2014 12:59:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had a feeling with the 180s. I knew I'd be here a while. Odd how that works, it was just this dreadful feeling walking into the new team... I w...  Read more


Day 36 ~ A little unmotivated
6/16/2014 11:33:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

At the end of the day today I feel discouraged. A couple of things didn't go the way I planned today. I'm trying to look at them all positively and mo...  Read more


Day 35 ~ Weekly Goal Review
6/15/2014 10:08:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Is the week over already? This week flew by. So let see how well I did. Weekly goals: ~ 8 Cups of water 7/7 day 100% ~ 30 minutes...  Read more


How Is This My Life?!
6/13/2014 3:04:14 AM,  128 COMMENTS

^Earned my second one of these today! 334 208 Today I got to take my mom to the Zoo. According to my Fitbit we walked 5.6 miles! Not only...  Read more


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