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Healthy Habits
7/11/2014 5:51:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I love how I feel when I workout and when I eat well. I love when I have time to plan, set myself up with healthy foods, and accomplish goals. Despi...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/11/2014 9:53:44 AM,  8 COMMENTS

“Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment.” ~ Drew Carey ...  Read more


A Very Needed Sanity Break
7/11/2014 12:10:56 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Since I joined SP on June 18th, I think I've only gone one day without walking, usually twice a day. I've been pushing myself to be consistent, but t...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/10/2014 10:30:42 AM,  6 COMMENTS

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~William Faulkner...  Read more


Mentally Wrung Out...
7/9/2014 12:21:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I was starting to feel mentally wrung out and the more wrung out I felt the more I emotionally ate. I let dramatic family members and work stress leak...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/9/2014 10:34:32 AM,  7 COMMENTS

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. ~ H. G. Wells ...  Read more


Yucky Day
7/9/2014 12:54:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was a yucky day, and I don't know why. Yesterday I weighed myself, and I lost 5 pounds during my first week on Spark. This should have motivated...  Read more


Mindful Vs. Mindless Eating
7/8/2014 2:18:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday there were some yummy cookies in the breakroom. One of my favorites! Soft shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate. Yummy! I onl...  Read more


More Health Frustrations
7/8/2014 12:37:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been off Spark People for close to two months now. And a lot has happened since my last blog entry. I had my MRI at the end of May, and as...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/8/2014 10:26:44 AM,  8 COMMENTS

For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 lbs. I say by choice because you see I have never accidentally eaten anything. ~...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/7/2014 10:08:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” ~Thomas Jefferson...  Read more


Who is my competition?
7/6/2014 11:39:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As I was walking around the park tonight, I started thinking about my competition. Who should I compare myself to so I could know if I'm making progr...  Read more


7/6/2014 6:17:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"The Perfect Burger" (see blog post right before this one) is pretty darn good! I jazzed it up a bit using Beaver brand Coney Island Hotdog Mustard i...  Read more


We'll see if this is true...
7/6/2014 3:24:17 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The perfect burger?
ger/ I'll be making this recipe today and plan to make 7 burgers, one...  Read more


Positives from this week:
7/6/2014 3:06:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

1. I worked out for 30 - 50 minutes every day. 2. I stayed motivated using SparkPeople; reading articles, completing activities, and tracking. 3...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/6/2014 11:06:26 AM,  6 COMMENTS

This was in my email from Sparkpeople, and it's so good I wanted to share it here as a reminder to myself and anyone who reads it: Paul the Spa...  Read more


Music to Walk By
7/5/2014 2:48:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

If I can't walk with a friend, I walk with my MP3 player. I'm always on the lookout for fun upbeat songs across a variety of genres, except for most...  Read more


Today's Inspiration - Don't Quit!
7/5/2014 12:12:10 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Don't Quit When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, And you feel like the biggest failure in town. When you want to give up ju...  Read more


An Interesting Day
7/4/2014 9:50:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's been an interesting day today. I've been having fun figuring out my blood sugar, menu and medication all day, and have had low blood sugar 3 tim...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/4/2014 12:28:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. ~ Carl Sandburg...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/3/2014 9:49:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

“The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking...  Read more


candy and apples and Big Brother
7/3/2014 2:50:44 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I thought I would write in here today. I was catching up on my paperwork, emails, and other things today. I like to journal once a day when I am...  Read more


Celebrating Small Successes
7/3/2014 1:02:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a long journey to get to where I am today, and I still have quite a way to go. Through the loss of the previous 75lbs one thing I've learne...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/2/2014 9:42:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” ~James Gordon...  Read more


I felt lost today, and that’s a wonderful thing!
7/1/2014 6:26:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

By the end of the day today, I felt completely lost and swallowed up, and I was happy about it! Why on earth would that make me happy? Well, I...  Read more


July 2014
7/1/2014 10:24:38 AM,  7 COMMENTS

My goals for July: Track ALL my food. Exercise 3x a week Lose 5 lbs-again! lol Cut down on smoking! I want my goals in writing so hope...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
7/1/2014 9:50:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So...  Read more


Another Inspirational Weight Loss Story
7/1/2014 12:19:24 AM,  2 COMMENTS

These are so encouraging! I love to share them :) Down 120 pounds, she's running but not hiding Trying to get into new routine teaches woman '...  Read more


Choose Your Focus
6/30/2014 9:42:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am fortunate to have a job where I can put on headphones and listen to whatever I want all day. I'm not a huge music fan, so I tend to find podcast...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
6/30/2014 11:03:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

“No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” ~Bill Phillips ...  Read more


Looking Back and Being Encouraged
6/29/2014 8:52:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This weight loss journey has been long and hard, and it's not over yet. Sometimes I've gotten discouraged and have felt like I will never reach my go...  Read more


Finally! Some Signs of Progress on the Scale!
6/29/2014 2:05:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Since early this month, I've been working on eating well and walking. I can definitely see progress with the increased distances I'm able to walk, an...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
6/29/2014 12:07:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” ~Doug Larson...  Read more


Sometimes Less Really IS More!
6/28/2014 7:57:09 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I love salty, crunchy snacks. A lot! It's no problem for me to get a bag of Fritos, Doritos, or potato chips and eat half of it (or more!) in one si...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
6/28/2014 3:46:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” ~Denis Waitley...  Read more


Oh, I Shouldn't Have Done That...
6/28/2014 12:20:25 AM,  4 COMMENTS

But I did. I splurged tonight and now I feel yucky. And the food wasn't as good as I thought it would be! Here in Sacramento, food trucks are v...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
6/27/2014 10:01:05 AM,  2 COMMENTS

“Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” ~Michael Pollan ...  Read more


Real Life Inspiration
6/27/2014 12:35:15 AM,  4 COMMENTS

The before and after photos of these women are amazing and inspiring!
ht-loss/10-incredible-weight...  Read more


When is a Choice Not Really a Choice?
6/26/2014 5:12:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's incredible how motivating finding out that I have type 2 diabetes has been. I've always had a fear of being an old overweight woman who needed a...  Read more


Inspirational Quote for Today
6/26/2014 10:39:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb ...  Read more


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