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  • Pushing Through the Pain...Gently

    2/12/2016 10:39:42 AM, by CINCHOUSEHEAD

    I have degenerative disc disorder and have lived most of my life in pain. I'm also a perfectionist and an "all our nothing, let's do this!" kind of gal. Both have bitten me in the bottom when it comes to exercise. I'd either avoid it, especially in the winter, because I already hurt, or would ove... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/12/2016 8:25:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cold day here. that is okay with me and my daughter. we both bundle up well whenever it is very cold outside. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying the challenges i signed up for here and i have discovered that i tend to crave sweets when i get stressed. i am working on having... Read more

  • Alone

    2/12/2016 1:39:57 AM, by GEMINI16GIRL

    I'm on my last kid being at home and I have no clue what to do with myself. I've been a single mom for about 7 yrs now to three kids who are now 25, 23, and 20 so now that they have slowly moved out I've become lost. I've always had one of them around to do things with and it sucks even more that al... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/11/2016 10:50:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really,really cold day here today. the next few days are going to be really cold here. i made sure that my daughter was warmly dressed this morning before she headed to school. i will be warmly dressed later, once i get caught up on some housework, including some laundry. all of the birds say chee... Read more

  • The "Work Gets In My Way" Excuse

    2/10/2016 1:55:01 PM, by CINCHOUSEHEAD

    I work PT at a national craft store chain, mostly in 5.5 hours shifts at the registers or cutting counter, but I'm also in charge of the education department. On the days I'm scheduled for education I usually work an 8 hour shift. I also teach knitting and crochet classes there, averaging 2-3 hours ... Read more

  • alright!

    2/10/2016 12:31:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i got into an academic program i signed up for that will help me with my math even more. i start it on tuesday and it is not too far to go for me. my daughter says hi and happy valentine's day to everyone! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Slow motion transformation

    2/9/2016 2:17:17 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I have days when I am really down because I allow the scale to define my day. I allow it to determine if I am happy or sad. I get on Spark and tell others to throw the scale away but I do not do the same. I say don't get on the scale but once a week but I find myself drawn to the scale. Not i... Read more

  • Hypocrisy - Easier Said Than Done

    2/9/2016 2:13:00 PM, by CINCHOUSEHEAD

    It's so easy to read someone else's posts or blogs and see the missing piece then give it to them, but it's much harder to look at ourselves and do the same. I feel we very much live in a "do as I say, not as I do" society. Looking at ourselves is like trying to see the trees through the forest. Eve... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/9/2016 8:37:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    another nice day here today. it snowed a bit last night here and that is fine with me and my daughter. i have a few errands to run today. having some errands to run gets me out of the house for a while and keeps me active. i will be bringing a few snacks with me,such as an apple. this way, if the er... Read more

  • Mindfulness While Eating

    2/8/2016 10:22:33 AM, by CINCHOUSEHEAD

    Last week was my first week back on the wagon. It was a productive and successful week. And I noticed something that I feel is helping - I'm being mindful when I eat. Mindfulness is being in the moment, every moment, of what you're doing. In this case I found myself reading in a quiet place focusi... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/8/2016 8:21:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is now underway. a weekend to basically relax for me. i have a lot to get done this week. i have one job interview this week for sure. another important appointment tomorrow morning for a different matter, school related. then i will have yet another job interview this week for a comple... Read more

  • Quinoa...why??

    2/8/2016 3:17:21 AM, by PROGRESS_NP

    So I have never had it... but it seems to be everywhere, and it SEEMS healthy ...why??? well until a few years ago I had never heard of it, and it's always in dishes filled to bursting with vegetables... so it must be healthy... but when I look at the basic nutrition it seems rather calorie rich, an... Read more

  • Never give up

    2/7/2016 2:57:50 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER_V

    I have lost 127 pounds... Read more

  • Fear of Success

    2/6/2016 12:24:06 PM, by CINCHOUSEHEAD

    As someone who lives with anxiety there are many things I'm afraid of, but the one that holds me back the most is fear of success. With success comes more responsibility and how can I handle more responsibility when I can't handle the responsibilities I have now?! And I've self fulfilled the prophec... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/5/2016 8:00:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! time to unwind and relax for me and my daughter. all of the birds say hi. i will be trying an exercise dvd later on in the afternoon,as i have just a half day at work today. it is one that i got from the library. it is to do with the sweatin' to the oldies videos that we... Read more

  • So far...

    2/5/2016 2:10:29 AM, by PROGRESS_NP

    Well Im starting to feel all this extra movement and exercise in my joints and in my muscles...I have to admit it hasn't stopped me in fact it mostly just makes me feel like I should keep on doing it, but a bit easier..and daily. Not sure that that is the right answer, I imagine I will be taking thi... Read more

  • Why I'm Here

    2/4/2016 9:49:00 AM, by CINCHOUSEHEAD

    I've been on SP since 2009 and I've been up and down, but never really took full advantage of the program or stuck with the changes I made. So what drove me back and makes me think it'll be different this time? These 2 right here. This is my cousin's oldest 2 children. 3 weeks ago they were o... Read more

  • what a beautiful day

    2/4/2016 9:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like this job will just go for this week. that is fine with me. i have an interview set up for next week for a full time job. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all of mommy's friends. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • February underway

    2/3/2016 11:41:41 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So on Sunday my daughter fractured her arm in two places playing paper basketball at church. I am really sad because we had just started circuit training together and we where having fun and I was starting her off at only 5 reps with 2 pounds weights but I was making it fun for her and she was havi... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/2/2016 12:13:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got the job! i start tomorrow and it goes until next wednesday! woo hoo! i am soooooo excited and happy! it has been a really long time since i last worked and i am relieved that i finally got a job. my good friend treated me out to dinner the other day to celebrate the good news. i definitely did... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/1/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day and a new month have begun! off to a fresh start for me today. i like to change things up when a new month starts. i do have some errands to run today. then i will get outdoors and enjoy the rest of the day. all the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter says hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/30/2016 1:04:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had another interview yesterday for a different job. if i get this one, i would start next wednesday and go for at least a week. things are looking up even more for me now. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • January summary

    1/30/2016 12:19:47 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I started off at 213 pounds and finished at 208. Not as much as I wanted but I changed scales which added two pounds so I guess you could say I lost 6 pounds instead of 5 really because I had to lose one over again and am still trying to lose the last one still. My exercise is going great. I ha... Read more

  • January summary

    1/30/2016 12:14:18 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I started off at 213 pounds and finished at 208. Not as much as I wanted but I changed scales which added two pounds so I guess you could say I lost 6 pounds instead of 5 really because I had to lose one over again and am still trying to lose the last one still. My exercise is going great. I ha... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/27/2016 3:38:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that the job interview went well. i will know in a few days whether or not i get this job. i am continuing to look in the meantime. my daughter says hi. today, she is going to the local library, which is holding some kind of minion thing. she is big into minions and anything even remotely min... Read more

  • New Scale New Starting Weight

    1/27/2016 12:19:23 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I went out yesterday and I purchased a new scale. My old scale is the type that you stand on it and it may fluctuate depending on how you stand on it and it may give you different readings depending on where it is located in the bathroom. So of course you are going to put it on the lightest plac... Read more

  • TRYING hard not to let a 5yr old get the best of me.

    1/27/2016 10:48:44 AM, by KERMIE67

    This is a Rant and I am trying so hard not to let a 5yr old get the best of me. He did not get enough sleep last night so he is super whiny and throwing fits. Being a stay at home mom is HARD. Always questioning your self and don't have work to pre occupy my mind So I can let it go. So I beat... Read more

  • Another new start?

    1/26/2016 11:21:03 AM, by BAMARTIN9060

    Wow! As I look back the last blog posts I made were in 2010. Here it is 2016 and I am the same size I was then and about 3-5 lbs heavier. I need to make a fresh start. 2015 was a rough year for me mentally. I think I am finally secure in my thinking which is always a plus. This time my changes are... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/26/2016 7:52:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and slightly rainy day here today. the weekend i just relaxed with my daughter. today i have some errands to do and some course work to get caught up on. all of the birds say hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Getting organized!

    1/24/2016 10:09:30 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So today I decided to clean house! I only logged in heavy cleaning for 30 minutes in my exercise but I worked for 5 hours going through my closet and all of my clothes. I had suits I had not worn since I left the federal courts in 2006. I just knew I would get back down to my pre pregnancy sizes so ... Read more

  • Frustrated and Beyond!!!!

    1/24/2016 11:12:45 AM, by TPETERS41

    OK I have been so frustrated this past week. I have not lost a thing this past week. I am drinking my water, tracking my food, and walking everyday on my treadmill for 30 min. @2.3MPH. In fact not only did I not lose anything but I actually gained a lb back. So yesterday I decided to go shopping. I ... Read more

  • Never give up

    1/23/2016 1:52:34 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER_V

    Don't give up I was struggling really bad Because I Have a chronic back pain & I got so depressed that I didn't leave my house . But I just toke it one day at a time & now I'm so happy that I never gave up My Depression is doing so much better now. I'm in pain 24hrs a day But I just make mysel... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/22/2016 8:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i was a bit restless last night. i feel a bit tired now. i will take it easy and not do too much today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Eight days in the hospital

    1/22/2016 2:03:33 AM, by TOMMYSANGEL13

    It seems everytime I get motivated theres a setback! I've been here 8 days now on complete bed rest. I have not been able to get any activity. i have barey been eating cause I can't anything down. This has really put a kink in my plans. So far they sayI have at least 3 more days here, who knows aft... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/21/2016 8:48:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/20/2016 9:11:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to just relax and enjoy for me. i am taking a much needed day to just relax. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • It's a family thing!

    1/20/2016 9:09:22 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I am going to run a 5k on April 9th. I am little scared and I am not sure how much running I am going to do because I am going to do it with my two children. In the past when I have tried to do a family fun run with my daughter at the Elementary school she would do one lap around the school and... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/19/2016 10:47:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    laundry day here today. getting caught up with the laundry. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends and that she is feeling better. i now have two less online courses to work on. two are finished. i got into a different one that starts in march and i will know about two others the first week o... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/18/2016 8:07:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really cold day here today. my daughter was all bundled up for school this morning and so was i. i have to go back out in the cold later on to run a few errands. then i will be in for the rest of the day. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Not much to say!!!

    1/17/2016 4:29:04 PM, by TPETERS41

    I have not blogged very much because I have been just doing my thing. I have been walking for 30 minutes @ 2mph for over 2 weeks but today I have bumped it up to 35 minutes @ 3.2mph. I have also been trying to get my water in and I have done really good until this weekend. SO today I am making sure ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/15/2016 9:37:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    a not as cold day here today. there is a chance of rain this afternoon and tonight. that is okay with me and my daughter. i am taking it easy today. yesterday, i was out for quite a bit of the day. i just need to do a few things that the doctor asked me to do, and then go from there. i will go out l... Read more

  • 7 pounds gone!!

    1/14/2016 10:51:15 PM, by TOMMYSANGEL13

    7 pounds gone! Not lost but gone. Lost insinuates that I want to find it, I don't. This time it's gone for good. I'm done with the yoyo weight loss. I have lost over 100 lbs before and I know that I can do it again. I know where I went wrong and why I gained back what I did, I just have to let ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/14/2016 3:14:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview this morning. if i get this job, i would start working next week. i am looking forward to working again, whenever that may happen. in the meantime, i am enjoying some much needed down time. my daughter is feeling a bit better today and went to school. all of the birds say cheep... Read more