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  • Hello Fall! Keep that Pumpkin Spice Away from Me!

    10/1/2016 1:04:14 PM, by JUSTSIMPLYQ

    It's not officially fall, in my book, until it's October! It's time for crisp, cool mornings and chilly nights. Changing leaves and pumpkins -- let's be clear, though... keep all that 'pumpkin spice' $hit away from me! I seriously do not get that obsession! 😄 Read more of this blog at justsimpl... Read more

  • Blogs, Blogs, and More Blogs!

    9/30/2016 4:59:08 PM, by JUSTSIMPLYQ

    For various reasons, I've decided to start blogging on Blogger instead of just on Spark People! I'd LOOOVE company there! justsimplyq.blogspot.com If you have a Blogger blog, please share it! I'd love to connect with you! And please follow me! I've copied over all my old blogs and a... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/30/2016 2:00:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is almost done. on the weekend, my daughter and i are going to the movies. she is really looking forward to it and so am i. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • a nice day

    9/29/2016 10:43:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i got to hear from a good friend of mine yesterday morning. my daughter has two field trips coming up in october. one will be to the zoo that she went to before, with her other class last year and separately with me. the other one is to explore nature. today, she mentioned something about a camping ... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/28/2016 2:52:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter wants to see a movie that is coming out this weekend. it is the first movie she has shown some interest in that is not to do with harry potter. something to do with a miss peregerine, i believe. as for me, i do not mind taking her to see it. a day where i just have a few things to do and... Read more

  • i am my own stopper!

    9/27/2016 4:41:26 PM, by CITRUSLOSER

    I tell myself everyday...i'll work out after work..or before but i dont! why do i stand in my own way??... Read more

  • Say Goodbye to Grandpa

    9/27/2016 2:29:21 PM, by KERMIE67

    My grandpa passed away last week...in this picture are just a portion of the people on this earth because of him. Last time we saw him we counted all of his kids, grandkids, great grandkids and even great-great grandkids...the total came out to 55. At age 90 he got to know and love 55 people that we... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/27/2016 1:35:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! full sunshine and not too hot or cold outside. i am at the library getting some much needed computer work done. one of my online courses starts today. i have gotten started on it and i will be doing some more work on it in a while. my daughter says hi. this week, her... Read more

  • Dumbells, Machines, and Weights, Oh My!

    9/27/2016 11:26:59 AM, by JUSTSIMPLYQ

    Tonight is my first strength training class! I have NO idea what to expect. I'm nervous, I'm excited... yikes! Yay! I'm looking forward to this next phase and building some strength and muscle!💪💪... Read more

  • a rainy day

    9/26/2016 2:02:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started to rain here about an hour ago and it will rain for another few hours, at least. my daughter and i are both prepared for the weather today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i decided to pause the night school sessions i was taking, for a while. i have other stuff going on and i do not ha... Read more

  • Reflection (NSV): Faster and Longer!

    9/25/2016 10:11:37 PM, by JUSTSIMPLYQ

    Today, I took a minute to look back on my progress on the treadmill. Back in May/June, I was pushing to make it 28 minutes and was happy that I walked ~0.6 miles. I was wiped and my feet hurt when I was done. These days, I do my 30-35 minutes on the treadmill and walk a little over a mile. And I'... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/23/2016 1:05:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another day with not too much planned. tomorrow, i am going to a mini high school reunion. i have not seen or been in touch with my old high school much. i plan to change that as of today. i have to admit i miss seeing and hearing from classmates that went to the high school when i did. i am also in... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/22/2016 11:50:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    enjoying some much needed solo time. my daughter is at school and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it's the first day of fall. a day of fresh starts and new challenges. fall is one of my favourite times of the year. the weather is finally not as hot and yet it is not too cool,either. a tim... Read more

  • it's a wonderful day

    9/21/2016 2:21:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a good friend of mine this morning. it definitely brightened up my day. my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! a more mellow kind of day for me today. i do not have much planned and it feels so good. i try and have at least one day a week like this. it keeps me ba... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/19/2016 11:04:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    one errand completed. a few more to go and then i can relax. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Frustrated and Annoyed!

    9/19/2016 9:39:09 AM, by JUSTSIMPLYQ

    I'm SOOOOO close to hitting my first 100lbs lost milestone, but the last 10 is taking FOREVER! I know I'm trading a lot of fat for muscle these days, but these 1-2lbs loss per week is torture! I'm finally at 93.4lbs. I REALLY want to hit 100lbs by my birthday. I've got 2.5 weeks to knock out thes... Read more

  • a new week

    9/18/2016 2:00:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a somewhat busy week coming up this week. i am also helping my daughter to fund raise for her school. that is not due back to the school for a while yet. i have an appointment tomorrow that i have to keep. i am on the go pretty much every day this week. i will be attending a mini high school ... Read more

  • Trip

    9/17/2016 8:36:57 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    So, I'm officially down 35 pounds since May. And people are FINALLY starting to notice. I think this is the lowest I've ever gotten since I had my kids( who are now 12 and 14). Anyhow, I'm on vacation this whole week and next week I'm off to Boston for work. My dilemma is that I have virtually noth... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/16/2016 2:47:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i am taking it easy today and not doing too much. i am still very active. i am just not taking on anything extra today. the weekend is finally here! hurray! going to see a movie will be just the break i need after what turned out to be a very busy week for me. my ... Read more

  • a bright and sunny day

    9/15/2016 1:06:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i printed out the movie tickets i won. they are for the movie storks. even my daughter is interested in seeing it. if she does not hear from one of her friends regarding a play date, she wants to come with me. if not, that is okay with me. i encourage her to keep up with the friendships she has and ... Read more

  • 200 Days of Healthy Me!

    9/14/2016 12:14:52 PM, by JUSTSIMPLYQ

    Holy bajeezus! It's been 200 Days since I committed to getting healthy! I can hardly believe so much time has passed and how much I've accomplished! In 200 days, I have: -- logged all my food, everyday! -- lost 92lbs! -- increased my fitness level significantly! -- done a 5k walk! -- increased ... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/14/2016 11:39:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a very windy and much cooler day here today. my daughter says hi! i feel that the job interview this morning went really well. i will know by this friday at the latest if i get this job or not. i am also awaiting to hear from a different place on whether or not i got the job there. i have a ph... Read more

  • it's a beautiful day

    9/13/2016 1:43:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning, for a full time job. i heard today from another place i applied to. this one is for a 1 year position as a mailroom associate. I will be speaking with the team leader regarding this one on thursday morning. it feels like all of a sudden i am in demand work wi... Read more

  • I WILL...

    9/13/2016 10:55:43 AM, by KERMIE67

    Ok how many times does it take to start over and be successful??? As many times as it takes There is NO limit. Next year I will be turning 50 and my bonus daughter is getting married. 2 very great reasons to lose the weight along with my other 3 (my kids). I refuse to be the fat step mo... Read more

  • it's a nice day

    9/12/2016 2:52:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm out and about running some errands today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter is enjoying school and says hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/11/2016 1:57:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy. i have quite a few things to do this week, including picking up some movie passes i won last week. i like to enter contests and quite a few times, i do win stuff. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/11/2016 1:57:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy. i have quite a few things to do this week, including picking up some movie passes i won last week. i like to enter contests and quite a few times, i do win stuff. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    9/10/2016 11:10:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    it will be raining on and off here throughout the day, with a chance of some thunderstorms later in the afternoon. that is okay with me and my daughter. she is meeting up with one of her friends today. more than likely, they will be playing indoors rather than outdoors. all of the birds say cheep,ch... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/9/2016 11:12:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get some online course work done this morning. then i am off to run a few errands. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have another job interview next week, on the wednesday. i will give it my best and go from there. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a nice sunny day

    9/8/2016 12:20:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have two job interviews today. i had one this morning and i have another one this afternoon. i feel that the first one went well. my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will use the time between job interviews to relax and to keep cool, as it is another very warm and humid... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/7/2016 11:37:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning for a two month contract position. i will do my best. my daughter says hi and that she had a good day at school yesterday. she takes healthy food and snacks when she goes to school. i do the same when i am working,going to school or going to be travelling a lo... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    9/6/2016 1:47:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    the next few days are going to be very warm and humid here. my daughter and i are ready for the weather. she is at school now for the day. she was ready for school since the other day. i will find out later if she likes her new teacher and classmates. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great d... Read more

  • A final realization: I am enough.

    9/6/2016 10:55:06 AM, by ANGIEEVERETTE

    Recently I went to my 30th high school class reunion, something I was not sure I wanted to do. You see I have packed on some pounds since we were all together last. So before I went, I felt compelled to post on Facebook my basic insecurities about my physical shape (or lack thereof) to try to make m... Read more

  • Blog Entry From Hell Week

    9/5/2016 2:28:29 PM, by JAVAQUEEN74

    So the last 8-10 days have been hell for me. It never seems to fail that when I get back on the wagon, there is always something there to knock me off. Usually my back. Well, my back hasn't let me down! I have some seriously knotted up muscles under both shoulder blades and the muscles in my n... Read more

  • Almost there!

    9/5/2016 9:45:09 AM, by JUSTSIMPLYQ

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  • it's a beautiful day

    9/3/2016 10:28:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am spending some time with my daughter today at the library. like me, she enjoys spending time at the library. after that, she will be meeting up with one of her friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/2/2016 3:20:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway! woo hoo! i found some free online university level courses that i am interested in. i signed up for a few of them. my daughter likes her new teacher. she will be in grade 6 this year. sometimes it feels like it was only yesterday when she started school for the very fir... Read more