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  • Things are really looking up

    9/23/2017 2:51:34 PM, by RACHELLENH

    Well so last week I was a little down in the dumps and had some trouble with my sister. This week has been so much more promising. So I got a job at a warehouse making decent money and found out today that I have now dropped 5 pounds. I have been struggling for like 3 months to lose any weight at al... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/23/2017 1:35:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! we are keeping cool and well hydrated today. we may go to the beach later on and enjoy the water. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Small goals challenge September 22nd, 2017

    9/22/2017 8:21:04 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Full day today! All times are central time zone: 8-9 AM appointment 9-10 AM watch tv 10 am - noon start deep cleaning kitchen 12 noon -12:30 pm eat lunch 12:30-1:30 pm take a much-needed nap 1:30-5:30 pm more deep cleaning 5:30-6:15 PM eat supper 6:15-7 pm finish another cabinet 7 pm close kitche... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/22/2017 10:56:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. it is supposed to be like this, weather wise, for the next three days at least. i will definitely make sure i am keeping cool, well hydrated and near or in some water,too. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! ha... Read more

  • Small Goals Challenge September 21, 2017

    9/21/2017 11:34:46 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Last night I made breakfast casserole, this morning I had it for breakfast. Library has the software that is compatible to submit applications for the second job and my laptop doesn't. I'm applying for a second job to help make ends meet, rent an apartment, and finish paying for my fitness trainer c... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/21/2017 10:10:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a follow up appointment with my doctor this afternoon to find out the results of the heart test i did a while ago. i still have some other tests to do. i will get them done as soon as i can. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/20/2017 12:23:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    another very warm and humid day here today. i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. her teacher is nice. this year, the way it works out, she has 6 different teachers, including one for home room. last year, she just had one teacher. the teacher had nothing but praise for my daugh... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 19th, 2017

    9/19/2017 6:37:10 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Long crazy day! An hour grocery shopping, 13 minutes on elliptical trainer, 23 minutes intervals walking and jogging, an hour cooking....that's my workout! I went to the nurse at urgent care, she said I have a skin disorder called dermatitis, which I've never heard of! She said I'm notcontagious, w... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/19/2017 10:19:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's meet the teacher day at my daughter's school. i always go to meet the teacher she has each school year. then i can put a face to the name i hear so much about from my daughter. it is another hot and humid day here again today. both me and my daughter are staying cool and well hydrated. all of t... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/18/2017 4:43:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend and so did my daughter! i heard from two different places today regarding job opportunities. i know that i will find the right one. i am not giving up. i found a place in the city i live that has a free, in person university course in the liberal arts area. i am going to give i... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 16th, 2017

    9/16/2017 8:09:18 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Well, after finishing supper I've consumed 902 calories, cleaned the apartment 65 minutes. I just literally finished supper around 6 pm central time and feel like I didn't eat anything! I'm guessing that it takes 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain I've had plenty to eat, now my stomach is ... Read more

  • Little black dress=success

    9/16/2017 4:51:26 PM, by RACHELLENH

    When I can fit into this dress, I know I have achieved success! It hasn't happened yet but I've got that dress hanging in my closet waiting.... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/15/2017 11:00:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny and warm day here today. my daughter says hi! i am keeping cool today and doing my exercises mostly indoors. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Stress!

    9/14/2017 4:29:50 PM, by RACHELLENH

    So the past week has been nothing but stress. First-I have an old Chevy HHR and it has a wild imagination. I had two different sensors go and spent about $400. I wasn't prepared for it. Then hurricane Irma decided to whip through and cut out our power, and so I haven't worked all week, and then we ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/14/2017 1:21:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that i did well at the interview that i had this morning. i will keep looking for work opportunities. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is a very warm and humid day here today, so my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/13/2017 1:28:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning. i had a phone interview this morning for a different job. job prospects are looking up for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 12th, 2017

    9/12/2017 10:11:37 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    40 minutes speed walking at the park this morning, an hour grocery shopping (i counted it as walking because I'm walking on my feet!), 1 hour 40 minutes cooking and cleaning, so that's my workout for today! Today's coaching tip got my attention, I need to take better care of myself. I'm well known... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/12/2017 1:54:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    I am out and about running some errands today. it is a beautiful day here and I am making sure I get out and enjoy it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/11/2017 11:30:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway! woo hoo! have a terrific day,everyone! i have some errands to run and i plan on getting plenty of exercise throughout my day. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep!... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 10th, 2017

    9/10/2017 7:53:43 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Physically I'm in my apartment, mentally I'm thinking about hurricane victims, evacuees and volunteers assisting in recovery efforts. My cousin Brandon is in National Guard training in Texas and is safe on opposite sides of the hurricane, another cousin Stephanie and her kids evacuated and headed to... Read more

  • Vanity?

    9/10/2017 10:30:55 AM, by ON_A_DIET

    Are you struggling with those measly 10 Pounds? So am I. It is not like we are asking to be anorexic or anything! They often call them "vanity" pounds. Where is the "vanity" in 10 measly pounds? Is your scale like mine? Not budging? Is it saying, "Ha Ha Ha"? Well, start talking b... Read more

  • Small goals challenge September 9, 2017

    9/9/2017 11:07:07 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Long exhausting day but fabulous! I've made deviled eggs for special Olympics banquet for tomorrow afternoon and zucchini quiche. I'm going to wait until tomorrow night before I make my sister's french toast recipe! 170 minutes in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, so I recorded it as cleaning in my ... Read more

  • Yes it's true...I have never been fat...but..

    9/8/2017 10:39:15 AM, by RACHELLENH

    I've had a couple people tell me that I've never really been fat. And I guess yes that's true. But you can be a few pounds fatter than you were before and feel like you're obese. I'm in the normal BMI right now, but I was always 100 to 110 lb on my life. So for me 130 is fat. And I don't want to let... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/8/2017 10:07:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! i am going to try a walking route i have not done for quite a while. it covers quite a bit of an area and i walked it before i put on the extra weight last year. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Omg...just read my last 2 posts from 11 years ago

    9/7/2017 3:56:56 PM, by RACHELLENH

    I'm glad that SparkPeople kept those up. I had gotten down to 105 lb and a size 0. Even in high school I was never a size 0. And I'm reading back on those and almost laughing, because now it seems so much harder. I was 108 pounds in one of them and now I'm 130 pounds, and here I thought I had it bad... Read more

  • All or nothing

    9/7/2017 2:53:16 PM, by RACHELLENH

    I've already done 90 minutes of walking today, and I'm about to hit 20 minutes on this body Rider bike, which I bought two years ago for $200, and never used. (I guess that's more out of laziness.) I'm really going for the gold today. I wish I could lose 10 lb overnight somehow LOL I got the 80s mu... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/7/2017 11:52:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter says hi! i am out and about running some errands today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Keep on keeping on!

    9/7/2017 9:30:37 AM, by RACHELLENH

    I'm making this my Mantra lately. I've had a couple of really bad slip up days, and wound eating fried foods and a whole bag of mints. Yeah I'm not kidding you-- I ate the whole bag and it was like 600 calories. BAD GIRL! I've got a lot of stress in my life and I need to learn how to manage it. I've... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/6/2017 11:30:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter had a great day yesterday! she likes her teacher and she has some of her friends in her class,too. i am actively looking for work and working on my online courses.i enjoy getting outdoors and having fun. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/5/2017 4:55:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished up a doctor's appointment. i had to have an echocardiogram, as my doctor found a murmur during my checkup in mid august. i will know the results of that test and some others i have to do within the next two weeks. my daughter likes her new teacher and she got to see some of her frien... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 1st, 2017

    9/1/2017 8:58:43 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning my mom had total knew replacement. Doc is having her spend the night in the hospital and dad is staying at the hospital with her. She is sound asleep. I am 1720 calories . Tonight tqo friends and I bought papa John pizza. My Sparkpeople recommended calorie range is 1200-1560. We each... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/1/2017 10:30:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has started! a time to make changes and to continue with the healthy habits i now have. my daughter says hi. it is a long weekend here in canada. the holiday on monday is called labour day. after the long weekend, my daughter starts school. she will be in grade 7 this year. sometimes it ... Read more

  • Why is this so hard?!

    8/31/2017 11:17:55 PM, by RACHELLENH

    Weight loss used to be so easy. I am working hard this time. Diet, exercise, obsess and repeat LOL... Read more

  • Small goals challenges August 31st, 2017

    8/31/2017 9:51:30 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was a busy crazy day but I like crazy days because I make mega bucks! Today is my nephew's birthday. Andrew turns 16 today. I just literally got off the phone with him. I could have talked all night with him but he has morning bible study 6:30 am, then school, then soccer and chill out...and... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/31/2017 11:12:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a few other places regarding work opportunities. i will keep on looking until i find a steady job. i am not giving up that easily. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Small goals challenges August 29th, 2017

    8/30/2017 7:21:25 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Sunday this week I laid out bagels and muffins I wanted to bring home after church. I returned home without them. Supper tonight: 3 oz fish, 4 oz shrimp, 1 piece garlic bread and a cup Edys cookies and cream ice cream. After adding breakfast (homemade french toast) and lunch ( homemade turkey ench... Read more

  • Small goals challenges August 29th, 2017

    8/29/2017 8:11:40 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a great day. 40 minutes walking and jogging intervals at the park, an hour grocery shopping and putting them away, 3 hours cleaning doing laundry, baking supper, and vacuum the apartment. That's enough for me today! Tonight I made baked spaghetti, salad and garlic breas for supper. I g... Read more

  • Small goals challenges August 28th, 2017

    8/28/2017 10:19:07 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Well, I've got sliced bread in freezer and I'm ready to make bread crumbs for crust for pizza, casseroles or quiche. All Spark Recipes have various fat, but all recipes are extremely high in sodium. My doctor tells me I retain lota of water because of high sodium intake, so sodium is THE FIRST thing... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/28/2017 11:00:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really nice day here today. the humidity that was around for most of last week has finally gone. my daughter says hi. i am pacing myself today, as i had a busy and enjoyable weekend. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Small goals challenges August 27th, 2017

    8/27/2017 10:58:50 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I didn't notice until recently: well, I know I sliced bread yesterday so it'd be easier for a crust for q casserole or quiche. But I noticed tonight I didn't bring any bagels, muffins or bread home! I'm always looking for ideas to spread it out during the week for breakfast and make french toast and... Read more

  • Small goals challenges August 26, 2017

    8/26/2017 4:39:05 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today I've been cooking and cleaning up the kitchen since 1:18 pm central time so I'm counting both as my workout today. Is it okay to record it all as cleaning? I'm trying to get Sparkpeople on my laptop and I'm getting the runaround, I'm trying to get to community message boards which I'm una... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/25/2017 2:19:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i am off to spend some time with my family and we are going out for dinner today. no one feels like cooking after a very busy week for all. my daughter says hi. i got something for my daughter that i know she will like. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a t... Read more