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  • The Weekend UGHHHH!

    1/30/2015 1:24:36 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    Weekends scare me a little. Because I do not have as much control as I would like over what I eat and what we are doing. Tonight we have plans to get together with 3 other couples. Sadly the menu if pizza which is one of my not so favorite foods and high in calories. I have already alotted to tw... Read more

  • Heading into the snow

    1/30/2015 9:05:07 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    We drove to NJ last night and are at my dad's apartment - it is so strange to not have my mom here - it's the first time we have been to the apt since the funeral and it's very sad - I keep expecting her to come out if the bedroom or be sitting in her spot on the couch :) My dad wanted me to go th... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • MY February Challenge

    1/29/2015 10:41:15 PM, by KERMIE67

    This is what I will be doing for february challenge. One for the ABS and one for the legs.. found on images for feb fitness challenges on google images ... Read more

  • S L O W and STEADY, STEADY and S L O W, That's the Way I Always Go

    1/29/2015 10:04:26 PM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    I started on Christmas...again. It was a slow start, since I got sick and couldn't exercise for a couple weeks. Focusing on diet was a blessing, since I always rely on ridiculous amounts of exercise to lose. I'm too tired to work out that much-at a point in my life where an hour most days is plenty.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • REALLY???? IS THIS WHAT I SIGNED UP FOR?

    1/28/2015 8:55:47 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Sooooo, today I finally got to meet with my personal trainer for the first time. To say she kicked my hiney-bo-fanny-boo would be an understatement. I knew I was in trouble when she asked that I do my warm up on the elliptical mach... Read more

  • On the right track!

    1/28/2015 11:26:20 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I am not sure what I am doing different this time than any other time but whatever it is I don't want it to stop. I have lost 9 pounds in 3 weeks. I am so excited. I am still a long way from my ultimate goal of 90 pounds but I feel like it is accomplishable. This time I can actually say I have... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,school and being with my daughter take up most of my time these days. that is fine with me. i still keep in touch regularly with my good friend, the one who hel... Read more

  • Cake

    1/28/2015 5:38:11 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I am going to be making a wedding cake for a friend of mine. This week I made my first practice cake and it turned out pretty good I think. But it was so hard not to just dive into that big bowl of buttercream frosting! I HAD to taste it of course, and I even enjoyed a small piece with the bride-t... Read more

  • THE TRUTH HURTS

    1/27/2015 8:40:01 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    After a loss on the scale I was feeling pretty good about myself. That is until reality patted me on the stomach and slapped me in the face. You see, as I was soaking up the glorious sunshine at recess today one of my little firsties came and sat beside me. She patted her little hand on my belly a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am keeping up the best that i can with the schedule i have now. i manage to get in some exercise every day and i am doing pretty well with my ... Read more

  • YAYA UPDATE

    1/27/2015 12:53:05 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    As el presidente of the YaYa team, I am happy to report that we rocked it last week. All YaYa team members saw a significant loss on the scales...el presidente only lost a pound, but that's ok. I'm almost at goal weight and am just ... Read more

  • Purple Cauliflower

    1/26/2015 8:38:54 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    For dinner tonight I made chicken breast nuggets with potato fries and roasted cauliflower. It's a very simple dinner and I absolutely love cauliflower, but when I took it out of the fridge, I noticed that it had a purplish tinge to it (which I had never seen before), so I was worried it might not b... Read more

  • Only one pound away from my short term goal!

    1/26/2015 11:34:13 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I begain my journey back on January 5, 2015 and I have now been active for 3 weeks. I am happy to announce that I lost 3 pounds this week for a total of 9 pounds. My goal was to lose 10 pounds by February 5, 2015 and I know I can do this. It is crazy the difference between last years attempts ... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Hi my name is Jen, and I'm beautiful.

    1/25/2015 8:01:56 PM, by GWEN_EVRA

    OK, I know that sounds conceited, but bare with me for a moment. There is a Nutrisystem commercial on TV now where a female user is stating "I'm a wife, I'm a friend, I'm a co-worker, but I could never see that before because all I could see was big, and now I see beautiful." Then they show pi... Read more

  • GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN

    1/25/2015 12:15:14 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Yesterday was another fun-filled day with my sister! Well let me rephrase that...the end of the day was fun. You see, I had to go watch my son show at the Fort Worth Stock Show...not my idea of a good time. It's about as exciting as watching paint dry. Since my sister, LENNOND, is known as the "... Read more

  • Party

    1/25/2015 9:28:48 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    Went to a fancy party last night. I didn't do too bad considering the atmosphere. I only had 1 cocktail, kept my meal portions small, and had a small dessert. It was a fun night and I deserved to splurge a tiny bit. I got up this morning and got right back to my workouts!... Read more

  • Skate Night and Kettle bells and a NSV

    1/24/2015 9:11:12 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Tonight the boys had Skate Night for their school - it was a fun night for them and their friends and now they are having a sleepover with a total of 5 boys (including my 2) here so wish me luck. Luckily they have been moving all day so I think they are really tired and will actual sleep - hopefully... Read more

  • Enjoying my second week back

    1/23/2015 12:00:14 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I have now been active since January 5th and have lost 7 pounds. I am so happy and hopefully that I will reach my 10 pound goal by February 5. I have a long way to go but I feel I will be able to do it this time. In the past I would work so hard and not see the scale move. Now that I am on Me... Read more

  • Tough week and goldfish

    1/23/2015 9:56:04 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So I haven't blogged in a while and I've been having a tough week - I think it is partly because of the fact that we had a great weekend of skiing and family time and then it was back to the regular routine - I think for a weekend, I was able to briefly forget about my mom, but then it all came cras... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/23/2015 9:15:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! another week of work will be completed today. i am happy to have a job. my daughter says hi! all the birds say hi,too! haven't made plans yet for the weekend. i will just go with the flow. i like to take it easy after i work a full week. have a terrific day,everyone and... Read more

  • THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

    1/22/2015 9:38:44 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Today I met with my nutritionist, other wise known as my friend...but she really is a nutritionist. She gave me some really excellent advice on food choices, calorie intake, eating habits, etc. It's so great to have an expert on call. She's a keeper! I also got to spend the eve... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/22/2015 10:03:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. i will make sure to get outdoors for a while and enjoy it. my daughter is doing well and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! off to work in a while. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • FEED THE BEAST!

    1/22/2015 1:06:33 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Do you ever get that insatiable feeling that you and the Cookie Monster are intertwined in some sort of strange, unexplainable, mysterious way? That was me today...I could COMPLETELY relate to Cookie Monster and his dependency problem with cookies. I wanted to shove about 13,000 cookies in my mouth.... Read more

  • Photo-A-Week: Week 3 EAT

    1/21/2015 9:25:06 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    My dinner ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/21/2015 9:13:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day of work. my daughter sends hugs to all. all the birds are doing well. I am doing alright and keeping up with my exercise, healthy eating choices. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • BRAGGING RIGHTS

    1/21/2015 12:28:28 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Today I had to show off my mad skills by performing my cartwheel to my co-workers, principal and the principal's kid. You see when I tried this epic fate three years ago it was an epic fail. Every since then the principal's daughter has been trying to get me to try another one, especially since I've... Read more

  • So far so good!

    1/20/2015 8:50:01 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    I have been doing great for the past couple days. This is why I love Monday through Friday. structure is my friend. I have been trying new recipes, some good some not. Tonight's was a fail. Crock pot orange chicken was not a winner. Tomorrow night is mini meat loaves with roasted potatoes and brocco... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/20/2015 11:07:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through a week of work. i am now into my second week of work. so far, i am really enjoying it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • OBSESSED

    1/20/2015 12:15:00 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Alright Spark People, it has happened to me as I'm sure it has to so many of you...I have become obsessed with Sparkpeople. I always loved being able to track my food, set goals, write blogs, find recipes, the usual. But now that I know about Spark Points and team leader boards I have become obsesse... Read more

  • Me

    1/19/2015 7:59:41 PM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I am feeling better about myself. I have more energy and motivation. I can do it this time.... Read more

  • Skiing and family

    1/18/2015 9:09:47 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    This weekend was very much needed and is very much appreciated! We are having a great time - the boys did a great job with getting on the slopes yesterday and even more important, had fun and there wasn't even that much whining. We were all paient with one another and that made for a MUCH better tim... Read more

  • Feels

    1/18/2015 5:07:51 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    Today I am kinda tired. I have exercised every morning for the last week. Today I am going to do it in the evening to switch it up a bit.... Read more

  • PERFECT SCORE...OR NOT!

    1/17/2015 11:46:07 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Tonight was the night! I did it! After many sleepless nights and a lot of encouragement from my sisters, I finally did a cartwheel! You see before I lost all of this weight I got a wild hair one day to try a cart wheel. My principal and a few other co-hearts challenged me to try one. For some rando... Read more

  • 16 years OLD.

    1/17/2015 9:41:08 PM, by KERMIE67

    Well my baby girl turns 16 tomorrow. She is one of the greatest JOYS in my life. I was always told I hope you have a daughter just like you when I was her age. Put the fear in me and I put off having children for a long time. I w... Read more

  • New Glasses and Other Ramblings

    1/17/2015 7:18:14 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I picked up my new glasses today. I had to get bifocals. Does that mean I'm getting old? I'm still getting used to them. These are my old ones. These are my new ones. ... Read more

  • Health

    1/17/2015 5:36:06 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    To me health means doing something every day to stay active and eating right.... Read more

  • Parenthood

    1/16/2015 1:39:37 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    One of the shows I have really enjoyed over the last couple of years is Parenthood - it always hit home with me - I guess because during its run, I was a fairly new parent and could always emphasize with the characters. For those who don't watch it, it is about a multigenerational family - the matri... Read more

  • Inhale

    1/16/2015 1:17:19 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Inhale deep enough and you might be able to smell the lovely aromas of the green chili I'm fixing for dinner. ... Read more

  • Workout 2

    1/16/2015 5:34:09 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I know I've had a good workout when I hit more than 20% of my daily steps before I go to work in the morning.... Read more

  • Doing good

    1/15/2015 5:47:24 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I have been getting up extra early in the morning to get a great workout in before going to work.... Read more

  • UPS AND DOWNS

    1/15/2015 12:14:39 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Been one of those kind of days. All I can say is you can't fix stupid and you can't reason with a crazy person. Like a real trooper I ate 2 cookies to help solve my problems. I just needed some comfort food, said no skinny, healthy person EVER!!!! WHHHYYYYYYY do I do this to my body?!?! Old habits ... Read more

  • One Month and my niece's birthday

    1/14/2015 8:28:14 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So it has now been a month since my mom died and I have been thinking about her every single day and I miss her so much. So many thoughts have gone through my mind these last 6 months - a lot of "what if's" and "I should have told her...." and I still feel like I'm in a bit of shock and still trying... Read more

  • Workout

    1/14/2015 5:34:42 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I know I've had a good workout when my heart is pumping and I feel great!... Read more

  • A BETTER DAY IN EVERY WAY

    1/13/2015 10:20:41 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Today was such a better day: Students were great! Got my yoga on Stayed within my caloric range Mr. Grumpy didn't make me cook dinner. A better day in every way! ... Read more

  • Photo-A-Week: Week 2 COLD

    1/13/2015 1:06:44 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    My backyard: My car. My neighbor shoveled my driveway for me. ... Read more

  • A good weigh in this Tuesday

    1/13/2015 4:55:53 AM, by AHMAZING2

    I weighed in at 188 and I went down in other measurements by 2.5 inches. Not as good as I'd hoped but not terrible either. It's always a good day when something is going down. ... Read more

  • Mrs. Grumpy-Butt

    1/12/2015 10:29:01 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well as the saying goes, God don't like ugly! That's right...after my writing about Mr. Grumpy-Butt last night, guess who was Mrs. Grumpy-Butt today. You guessed it! This girl right here. It really was not my fault though. It started when I weighed this morning...I like to weigh every morning, becau... Read more

  • Back at it.

    1/12/2015 7:50:53 PM, by GOODBYEXL

    I am back after a long hiatus. It has been costly in terms of pounds gained and overall health. I successfully tracked for 1 week...this is day 8, and I lost 3.4 pounds. I have also started a bit of exercise although I have not been as committed yet in that component. I need to get my sleep pat... Read more

  • Motivation

    1/12/2015 10:41:09 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I find it hard to stay on track. I am trying SparkCoach to see if it will help. Wish me luck !... Read more

  • Mr. Grumpy-Butt

    1/11/2015 10:29:43 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    After 27 years of wedded bliss I have found the key ingredients to cooking...a glass of wine and Michael Buble'. You see for 27 years it has been Mr. Grumpy-Butt's quest to give me "helpful" hints each night while I am cooking...soooo ANNOYING!!!! So yes, he's driven me to drink! With that being sa... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/11/2015 3:04:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm getting what i need ready for work this week, today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hello,hello. a catch up day for me. i may not be on sparkpeople as much this week. i will try to be on a few times. i will see how my work day goes each day and go from there. my good friend is helping... Read more

  • The 3rd A is Authenticity

    1/11/2015 2:31:40 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So the third and last A of Awesome according to Neil Pastricha is Authenticity! In essence: "Be who you are, do what you love, let your heart lead you…and you won’t go wrong." This one is very important to me and something I need to strive toward and work on much more. All of my life, I d... Read more

  • The ticker is once again moving to the right.

    1/11/2015 11:00:02 AM, by AHMAZING2

    Enjoying the vaca time. Got a lot done & it feels great. Back on track with the weight loss ticker once again moving slow but steady to the right. Packed my drinks & have lean pork, potatoes, green beans, corn muffins to pack into meals. ... Read more

  • SHE'S ALIVE!

    1/11/2015 9:47:46 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    I'm pretty sure I now know how Frankenstein must have felt the first time he uttered those words! These were the very words that came to mind when I arose from the dead this morning...alright maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. Seriously though, I felt like death knocked on my door this weekend. I opened ... Read more

  • The Second A is Awareness

    1/10/2015 11:19:28 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    The second “a” is awareness. Neil Pasricha describes awareness as “embracing your inner 3-year-old.” What he means, however, is taking the chance to see everything as if it is the first time you’ve seen it. In other words, if you are "hyper-aware of the state of your body and mind, you learn to see ... Read more

  • NEW GOALS 2 AIM 4 FOR 2015

    1/10/2015 10:18:08 AM, by READYRUBBIES

    *Stop the self-hate.*Change out of love for your body and self.*Break down goals so they are small and specific.*Make a realistic time frame for each goal.*Track specific details for your weight loss.*Have a physically tangible way of knowing when you have reached your goals.*Stop drinking sodas.*S... Read more

  • Weddings

    1/10/2015 1:06:15 AM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    As of right now, there are 2 weddings in my circle of friends and family. My best friend's son is getting in married in July. This will be an outdoor wedding and very causal, so I'm trying to decide if I wan to wear jeans and a nice shirt or a short dress with leggings. The wedding will be i... Read more

  • Revamping the house for a new feel after Christmas : )

    1/9/2015 5:26:01 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Day 2 of a 4 day vaca. Loving all the house cleaning I'm getting caught up on. Loving all the complements too. "Your house smells so good", "Those flower arrangements are beautiful" and "Thank you for a great lunch, that chicken pie was the best". I'm just having the best day. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/9/2015 12:25:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out the other day that i did get the job i applied for in late november last year! i start on monday and it goes for two months. i am soooo excited! i am getting together enough nice clothes to wear and stocking up on food to take for lunch every weekday. my daughter says hi! all of the bird... Read more

  • The First A is Attitude

    1/9/2015 10:11:33 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    As being a part of the Awesome A's for the 5% Winter Challenge, I found out about Neil Pasricha and his 3 A's of Awesome and decided I will try to embrace his philosophy and read about his 1000 awesome things during this challenge to help motivate me. "The first “a” is attitude. Neil defines it... Read more

  • The Awakening

    1/8/2015 9:18:32 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Tuesday I did a little yoga and to say I was sore on Wednesday would be an understatement. I do believe that my muscles had been in hibernation and every muscle from top to bottom (literally) had been awakened!!!! As the day progressed on Wednesday new muscles awakened and roared their ugly heads! ... Read more

  • Awesome A's - countdown challenge

    1/8/2015 12:16:55 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I am so excited to be a part of the Awesome A's as part of the 5% winter challenge which is starting in a couple of days. I love this team and were with them for the summer and fall challenges - I did okay in the summer one but not as well in the fall one, but it's ok because I didn't give up and it... Read more

  • Week 1 Photo--A-Week Challenge: Resolution

    1/7/2015 7:24:05 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Last year on Facebook, I would participate in a "Photo-A-Day" challenge. Sometimes I found it harder than other times. This year I am doing a "Photo-A-Week" Challenge. Thought I would post them on here as well. This week's challenge is "Resolution." My resolution is to get fit physically as ... Read more

  • Dovekeepers

    1/7/2015 2:40:42 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I just finished the first book I have read since my mom passed away, The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman and I am blown away by its beauty and especially the last line. I have been thinking about it since last night and thought I would share it: "This is the reason we are here, to give thanks to o... Read more

  • Patience

    1/7/2015 1:00:20 AM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    One of the plans from the You Version Bible app that I did this year is "One Word That Will Change Your Life," (a 4 day devotional). I did see it on Facebook first, though. And the first word that came to me without praying about it was "PATIENCE." Which I have very little of. But I am going to p... Read more

  • Clarence's Big Adventure

    1/6/2015 9:47:37 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Ok...so maybe that's a stretch! Today I took Clarence with me to do yoga. I thought having a visual might encourage me to do my best. As I did my most intimidating warrior pose, I could have sworn I heard a voice say, "Girl that's pathetic! You call THAT being a warrior?" I looked around the room to... Read more

  • To Bootcamp or not to bootcamp?

    1/6/2015 2:06:38 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So after I thought I was doing well and getting back on track and signing back up for the bootcamp that changed my life last spring, I copped out and cancelled yesterday - I'm not sure why because as I mentioned here, I had really been looking forward to it. When I try to analyze what I had been thi... Read more

  • To Sparkcoach or Not to Sparkcoach?

    1/6/2015 7:38:54 AM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    I have enjoyed my free trial with Sparkcoach! I think it's the PERFECT tool for those new to SP. Logging in each day is a little more rewarding and a lot more educational. I like the action steps and visualization! However, by day seven, I am worried that it will feel redundant soon. It's not too pr... Read more

  • A Kiss from Me

    1/6/2015 12:51:52 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well, Christmas Break is over and I had to go back to reality. I was armed and ready though. High protein breakfast, lunch and snack 30 minutes on the Torture Chamber (aka elliptical machine) Water in tote I was feeling quite proud of myse... Read more

  • Turkey, potatoes & carrots

    1/5/2015 11:54:06 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Hubby made turkey in the crockpot & boiled the potatoes & carrots on the stove just like I like it. I have no idea why I dislike the potatoes & carrots in with the turkey. I made 9 meals for the fridge & freezer. Yay! and got a lot of work done... Read more

  • Snow

    1/5/2015 9:02:22 PM, by ANNASMOM12

    Snow Snow, and school got out early here in Luverne, mn.... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/5/2015 11:29:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and sunny day here today. my daughter was all bundled up this morning to go to school. i made sure i was,too. i am actively looking for work today and i am back to working on my online courses today. all birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Clarence has left the building

    1/4/2015 10:27:21 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Today as I headed off to the gym, I ran by my classroom for a secret operation. You see each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Clarence the Elf pays my students a visit. You know the drill...he comes each day to watch the students and then reports back to Santa each night. Well crazy Clarenc... Read more

  • a great day

    1/4/2015 8:45:12 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Had a great day and I'm Loving my new set up for meal planning. Whether I'm working morning-afternoon or afternoon-evening it feels good to easily keep my eating habits in better order. I'm thinking this will be a great success towards meeting my goal of being 60 pounds down by Dec. 1s... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/4/2015 3:03:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. my good friend and i had planned for me to visit with my family while he visited with one of his family. due to his family member not being in a hurry to leave, he had to postpone picking me up and bringing me back to the city where i am doing my courses. he felt terrib... Read more

  • Ode to the Christmas Crap

    1/4/2015 1:23:33 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well the holidays have come and gone and I suppose it's time to take down the Christmas Crap. My sisters and I always get a good laugh at how before Christmas all the decorations are precious treasures and after Christmas it's all just a bunch of Christmas crap. Each year my sisters and I help one... Read more

  • I suceeded

    1/3/2015 7:14:34 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I went out today to run errands for my boyfriend. While I was out I stopped at the Giant Convenience Store to get something for my mom for lunch. I was temped to buy myself a Pepsi, but I resisted! I had already had my 3 for the week. Starting tomorrow I am cutting down to 2 a week.... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/3/2015 2:09:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a snowy day here today. later, it is changing to freezing rain,then rain. my daughter and i are at the local library for a while. all of the birds say hi. i am taking it easy today. i have some errands to take care of next week that i need to be well rested up for. have a wonderful day and a great w... Read more

  • Maintenance Blogs Helped Me Realize that I Got Greedy!

    1/3/2015 1:58:06 PM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    A few years ago when I reached a healthy weight, after gaining a bunch in grad school, I was happy. I relished in being able to live my life without feeling self-conscious or inferior, because of my weight. I'm not sure if there weren't a bunch of resources to help a person focus on maintenance, or ... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    1/3/2015 12:59:33 AM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    My boyfriend fell at work this AM. His left hip took the brunt of the fall. Took him to the doctor this afternoon (he couldn't handle the pain anymore and could hardly walk). The doctor said his hip was probably cracked, and sent him to the ER for XRays. The ER doctor said there wasn't a fracture... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/2/2015 5:12:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    all is well with my good friend. now i am taking it easy after what turned out to be a very busy week for me. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. happy new year,everyone!... Read more

  • I made changes just for me!

    1/1/2015 8:00:02 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Today I took an area in the kitchen and made it just for me. I needed a very convenient place to fix up meals to take to work, where nobody's junk will be dumped or else it hits the trash can. I wanted easy access to the containers f... Read more

  • A New Year

    1/1/2015 12:31:54 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I am going to work hard to make this a good year for myself and my family and my Dad especially. My goals are going to be short term and are to start with small steps - I joined the Sparkpeople Small Changes Challenge and will start the January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge today and am also look... Read more

  • January Fitness Challenge

    1/1/2015 12:01:06 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    January Squat-A-Thon Challenge Jan 1: 20 Squats (done) 2 times today Jan 2: 25 Squats (done) Jan 3: 30 Squats (done) 2 times today Jan 4: 35 Squats (done) Jan 5: 40 Squats (done) jan 6: 45 Squats (done) Jan 7: 50 Squats (done) Jan 8 55 Squats (done) Jan 9: 60 Squats (done) ... Read more

  • Progress, Challenges and Craft Updates

    12/31/2014 8:47:23 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I didn't lose the weight I wanted this year , but I'm not beating myself up over it. At the beginning of 2014, I was drinking at least 1 Pepsi a day everyday. I'm now down to 3 a week . I did backslide a few times , but did get back on track . I... Read more