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  • Cheerwine & Trucker Days

    7/25/2014 9:18:34 PM, by LIZZY0223

    My husband LOVES soda, but he has gotten so much better since I've changed my diet. I did have a couple sodas this week, but overall I've done pretty well. However, one of our co-workers is from the south where Cheerwine soda is a regular thing and let's just say it brings my husband back to hi... Read more

  • Confessions Of A Loser

    7/23/2014 2:05:11 PM, by LIZZY0223

    Just 5 days ago I made it under 200 pounds and I've been determined to keep up with my workouts, things haven't gone perfectly. I don't know if I'm comfortable with my milestone to let go a bit, but I cannot do this! To some all they see is my progress and I'm here to say, "Believe me, you don'... Read more

  • about my fiance cancer

    7/22/2014 6:43:30 PM, by JOHNSRSGIRL

    Well, i thought i would up date you all since i last blogged. My fiance beat cancer and so far it hasn't came back. But since he beat cancer,he has developed a seizure disorder. But we have gotten it under control thanks to the seizure med that the put him on. ... Read more

  • motivation of the day

    7/22/2014 8:06:22 AM, by MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY

    I got to keep the one in mind. I suck at a lot of the exercises but I should not stop them, they are working. I kept at it even when I wanted to quit. the fir... Read more

  • I Walked 5 Miles At Work Today!

    7/21/2014 6:26:59 PM, by LIZZY0223

    Boy are my feet barking! My husband and I both work at a hospital and it is a demanding job. I actually got a promotion and I start my new desk job next week, so I will have to find time outside of work to get the walking in. However, I'm excited that I'm starting to use my college degree. I ha... Read more

  • taking care of her kids while she sleeps off last night

    7/20/2014 10:32:07 AM, by MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY

    AHHH!! Yet again I have to take care of her two girls while she sleeps off all the alcohol she drank last night. She dose not pay me to do this. She has her son in her room so he plays by himself, i just have to check and make sure he is not getting into things. If i were to go out and sta... Read more

  • day 2 of getting back on track

    7/20/2014 8:23:26 AM, by MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY

    Yesterday I was able to start backup with my workouts and keeping track of my calories. I feel better than I have the last 2 weeks even being hot, sweaty and a little sore from working out. I went to bed last night with no heartburn, the first time in 2 weeks. I think my eating less and keeping... Read more

  • I've Been So Inspired By People Here And I Cannot Wait To Pay It Forward!

    7/19/2014 2:58:24 PM, by LIZZY0223

    I've had different accounts since 2006. They have since been deleted with my repeated failure of losing weight and getting frustrated. They all have the same story of my obesity throughout my whole life. But this account has shown a different me. My determination shows under this "name" and my... Read more

  • Breaking habits

    7/19/2014 11:21:04 AM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    I am in a spark challenge that is realistic for me and the expectations are easier for me to meet at this current time. I am working on breaking the habit of not putting myself first and being so busy helping other people I am forgetting about me, and there are times I need to let people do stuff f... Read more

  • motivation pic of the day

    7/18/2014 4:58:03 PM, by MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY

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  • need to get back on track

    7/18/2014 4:51:14 PM, by MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY

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  • I've arrived at my destination: ONEderland!!!

    7/18/2014 12:15:24 PM, by LIZZY0223

    ..Well, at least my first destination!! I took a celebratory selfie to mark this wonderful milestone. I was at 200.5 yesterday morning, but I've been losing little by little and this morning I was at 199.5. I'll take it! Here is what I look like in ONEderland!! Read more

  • Why I Brought Out the Scale: July Challenge Update & ONEderland

    7/17/2014 10:05:15 AM, by LIZZY0223

    A couple weeks ago I posted the blog entry, The "No Scale, Strength Training" Experiment. Here is the link if you want to check it out: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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    al.asp?blog_id=5730388 Anyway, the plan was to exercise and NOT use a scale. How... Read more

  • My Daughter Cracks Me Up!

    7/13/2014 4:29:12 PM, by LIZZY0223

    They absolutely love watching my journey as I go along and I love there comments. ALL of them! Yesterday my 4 year old said, "Mommy, you are getting little but you are still big in the belly." I think they expect me to be a size 2 overnight. Haha I can take it, I have worked hard and I kno... Read more

  • Noticed Something Shocking While Working Out

    7/12/2014 4:10:45 PM, by LIZZY0223

    I have recently noticed something shocking while working out and especially on my elliptical. When I was yo-yoing before I was pregnant with my youngest around 235, I could stay on the elliptical for an hour a day no problems whatsoever. But, recently getting back on the elliptical at around 20... Read more

  • Diabetes & Our Undereducated Society

    7/10/2014 10:56:32 AM, by LIZZY0223

    As most of you know, I have type 2 diabetes. Yes, it is quite different from type 1 diabetes and I can kind of make it dormant when I hit a healthy weight. I'm getting there very slowly, but it is happening. I'm feeling healthier and my medication keeps my numbers in check for the most part. A ... Read more

  • 80% of My Wardrobe, GONE!

    7/6/2014 9:05:53 PM, by LIZZY0223

    I decided it was about time to get rid of all the extra baggage. Tossing out all the big clothes that I shrunk out of was a much needed reality check that I'm actually doing it! Plus, I got a promotion at work and I now will be working a desk job. I need to buy business casual clothing and I ca... Read more

  • I'm Stuck with the Cake

    7/5/2014 9:21:36 PM, by LIZZY0223

    We had my daughter's 8th birthday party yesterday along with our July 4th celebration. I was afraid to think that the half sheet cake was going to be left for me to take home. Well, that is exactly what happened. It is her cake anyway. But, there is over half of it left. Thankfully it is whippe... Read more

  • My Holiday Potluck: Festive Red, White, & Blue Strawberries & Bean Dip

    7/4/2014 1:35:39 PM, by LIZZY0223

    Ok, I'll admit that I'm not behaving today. C'mon..it's a holiday! However, I decided that I'm bringing white chocolate dipped strawberries with blue sugar instead of my famous peanut butter fudge. It's got to be a little better right?! Here they are in all their glory: Read more

  • The "No Scale, Strength Training" Experiment

    7/2/2014 8:58:37 AM, by LIZZY0223

    I'm about halfway to my goal weight and I need to tweak my weight loss strategy. I've noticed that every time I do strenuous exercise, I gain water weight and get discouraged. BUT, I noticed after a while I carry myself better and lose inches. I end up relying on my diet to keep me on the right path... Read more

  • im ok

    6/29/2014 8:44:12 PM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    Hi friends, I am doing better today. I thank you for your love and support. I went to church by myself today. and you know sometimes that is just the best thing to do. I realized how I need to do what I need to do, and just let God take care of my husband. I am grateful he is working and goin... Read more

  • Depressed and feeling overwhelmed

    6/28/2014 4:23:06 PM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    I am not in a good mood today my friends. my health and weight are so much on my mind and I feel overwhelmed. I know I am doing this again to me, I am taking care of other people , I am not taking care of m yself, my husband is my first priority , things need to change I need to be first pri... Read more

  • My BP Meds Were Cut in Half TWICE in a Week!

    6/27/2014 10:09:53 AM, by LIZZY0223

    I went to the doctor this morning to check my blood pressure again after having my blood pressure meds cut in half last Friday...and guess what?! It was still too low! My blood pressure was 96/64. They halved my BP meds again! I went from 20mg to 10mg to 5 mg today! I also have good news abou... Read more

  • Travel Rewards & My Dream Destinations

    6/26/2014 9:29:13 PM, by LIZZY0223

    I would love to reward myself with traveling; however, money and time is limited. This is the reason why I'm afraid to set travel as rewards. Because, I know I have a 95% chance of NOT being able to actually reward myself for something so far fetched. So little goals like clothing or a hand bag is m... Read more

  • I've fallen, but I'm picking myself back up!

    6/26/2014 11:38:09 AM, by LIZZY0223

    I fell down. BUT I'm dusting myself off! First--I had pizza on Monday. My husband wanted some Little Caesars Pizza and I agreed because we have not had their pizza since we were children. I, of course thought "Well, what the heck..it will be my cheat day!" and I proceeded to order a side of ga... Read more