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What if?
4/18/2014 2:53:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've had many false starts at getting healthier in the past year. There are many good things happening in my life, but I'm discouraged and depressed...  Read more


downward spiral
4/17/2014 11:59:05 AM,  6 COMMENTS

i'm out of control! i have to stop this now! whiskey showed up last night. i was going to have 2 drinks. turned into many more than that. now i'...  Read more


One of THOSE days!
4/16/2014 7:58:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I need to have a little venting session because this day has just been the most craptastic day Iíve had in quite some time!! So hereís the sitchÖ. ...  Read more


Gained not lost
4/16/2014 12:12:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, after the first full week of trying to make an actual effort.... I gained 4 lbs. I don't really know how I feel about that. ~I know I did...  Read more


self-sabotage, please go jump off a cliff
4/16/2014 12:01:18 PM,  7 COMMENTS

gah! where did it come from? i was doing so well, i was going along, feeling great, minding my own business. then bam! self sabotage reared it's ugly...  Read more


I took a break!
4/12/2014 10:40:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am back and my husband and I have a plan for getting pregnant. Very exciting :) many pounds need to be lost and I am not getting any younger so ti...  Read more


not a great week
4/11/2014 1:02:52 PM,  9 COMMENTS

i'm hoping my weigh in tomorrow doesn't reflect how bad this week was. maybe i'm just being paranoid? TOM is on the horizon, so i'm fearing a water we...  Read more


4/9/2014 12:16:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well..... After much hesitation I stepped on the scale this morning. I haven't weighed myself or really cared about being healthy in a very long time...  Read more


holy shrinking shanna!
4/8/2014 1:00:09 PM,  11 COMMENTS

i can't believe i'm finally succeeding at this! i left the 240's far behind, never going to see that number again! i rushed through the 230's and now...  Read more


4/8/2014 11:42:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Having a husband with Type 2 Diabetes, we have several glucose monitors around the house. Sunday morning I thought I should check mine just for fun....  Read more


Different Perspective
4/7/2014 2:05:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It sure has been awhile since I have logged into my sparkpeople account. It sure has been awhile since I made any effort to care for myself and by ca...  Read more


Stress reaction...
4/4/2014 11:27:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So my husband and I decided this tax return we were going to get the step-parent adoption done finally. We have been married almost four years and we...  Read more


10 more for 10 lbs.
3/31/2014 8:23:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

to continue my list from a few weeks ago. here are ten more things i learned over the latest 10 lbs. 1. invest in yourself. you are worth it. ...  Read more


10 lbs gone and goodbye 230's?
3/26/2014 5:49:47 PM,  9 COMMENTS

i'm doing really well these days and realized i haven't updated in awhile. i started weight watchers at the beginning of the month. i had been avoidin...  Read more


I'm Baaack!
3/24/2014 2:54:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, it's been over a year since I've been on this site but here I am again. One of my good friends started Spark a year ago and is now in maintenanc...  Read more


Picking up an old tool
3/24/2014 4:26:14 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Monday, March 24,2014 I spent some time in Weight Watchers before starting here and one of the best tools I found for motivation to keep walking was...  Read more


House Cleaning
3/21/2014 2:25:27 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well I'm going through some major life changes, I for the longest time gave up on house cleaning and other daily living activities as the boyfriend I...  Read more


BLC Progress
3/21/2014 1:24:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Recently I've spent a lot of time working on the nutrition portion of my journey, and I think I've found a reasonable balance for myself. It's hard fo...  Read more


the incredible edible egg
3/10/2014 3:19:47 PM,  9 COMMENTS

i don't think i've heard that slogan in awhile! in one of many diet/fitness/nutrition books i've read i read a snack idea that was 2 hardboiled...  Read more


Entry 12
3/6/2014 1:28:19 PM,  5 COMMENTS

my exercise yesterday and today has consisted of bailing water out of my apartment (with a bonus for how many times I've had to cage my cat to prevent...  Read more


25 for 25
3/5/2014 6:45:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

i love reading these lists from other spark members and have always intended to do one of my own. i realized with 25 lbs lost i can do one! i said goo...  Read more


lent goals
3/4/2014 1:58:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

i love making goals for lent. it's a great time to renew yourself, your new year's goals, challenge yourself and really dig deep and push yourself. i...  Read more


Entry 11
3/1/2014 12:38:59 AM,  2 COMMENTS

T25 Day 33 - Feeling depressed. I worked out and I still feel depressed. That's not how this is supposed to work....  Read more


Entry 10
2/26/2014 11:22:56 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Focus T25 Day 32 - After a seriously painful reformatting of my computer (which I use for t25), and a foot of snow that I didnít need, I finished my...  Read more


Entry 9
2/21/2014 11:20:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Focus T25 Day 31 - Today was a hard day for me. Sure, I did my double-day Friday workouts fine, I guess it was more the past two days. Wednesda...  Read more


Entry 8
2/19/2014 11:28:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Focus T25 Day 30 - Decided to make up the rest of yesterdayís workout tonight since I got home early. It was a good choice, Iím wiped out and pumped...  Read more


Entry 7
2/19/2014 12:50:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Focus T25 Day 29 - Had to cut my workout short today (down to 15 minutes) because my usually respectful World of Warcraft friends had our raid run a...  Read more


5 lb loss overnight
2/18/2014 1:15:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

ah, thank goodness! the scale was very scary yesterday. i knew it would be. busy, crazy, hectic weekend. tom water retention. water retention from too...  Read more


Entry 6
2/18/2014 12:22:57 AM,  0 COMMENTS

T25 Day 28 - Considering that I also went jogging this morning, I consider it a small miracle that I managed to finish dynamic core today. Still not...  Read more


Entry 5
2/17/2014 4:13:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I woke up wanting to go for a run this morning, it was really weird. So I got dressed and off I went. It was difficult to breathe, and it was cold and...  Read more


BLC Goals
2/16/2014 9:43:43 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have a hard time putting my goals into things like concrete numbers. I do know that the BLC is going to go long enough that I've got my eye on losin...  Read more


loving myself today
2/15/2014 1:27:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Getting outside on a warm sunny morning with my kids, after a full week indoors. Yahoo! Laid down the "new" rules with the family. No more noise th...  Read more


Entry 4
2/14/2014 11:49:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Focus T25 Day 27 Double-day Friday~ I think I figured out how Iím going to reconcile starting beta in the middle of the week with the schedule....  Read more


what loving myself looks like today
2/14/2014 6:57:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sleep in without guilt Watch TV, knit, relax without guilt as long as healthy meals are ready, laundry caught up and house is clean Make my family...  Read more


Entry 3
2/12/2014 11:26:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH So today I started beta!! I was dreading it all day, haha! For me, Iíve always found that when I work out, I tend to find a comfortabl...  Read more


Entry 2
2/12/2014 10:03:32 PM,  0 COMMENTS

AHHHHHHHH! I FINISHED IT (t25 alpha)!!! IíM SO EXCITED!! Iíve done SO WELL the past 6 weeks! Iím so proud of myself :) Now, tomorrowÖbeta!!...  Read more


Entry 1
2/10/2014 10:42:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi, all! I finally figured blogs out, so I suppose I'll be keeping this up until at least the end of the BLC. :) Looking forward to many hard workouts...  Read more


Why do I begrudge myself?
2/10/2014 1:13:18 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Loving myself sounds either egotistical or obvious, something I should take for granted. In many ways I love myself. It surprises me, but somehow I...  Read more


feeling better today
2/5/2014 12:39:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

thank you to all who read and responded to my blog yesterday. i feel better after writing it, sleeping on it, tracking, thinking, etc. i was feeling h...  Read more


nearing 5 years: mental breakdown and reflection
2/4/2014 2:57:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

i was just going through my spark teams and leaving the teams that were inactive or didn't fit in with my lifestyle anymore. i really need to become m...  Read more


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