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  • Healing My Body

    5/19/2016 7:13:19 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I've been working on healing my body these past few months. I felt tremendous relief when I removed processed food from my diet and started eating low carb. I've had a few lingering problems including leg cramps and some mild fatigue. In doing some research I've learned that the probability of my... Read more

  • Owning Your Choices

    5/17/2016 3:19:15 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I really like this quote. I gave myself a lot of free passes over the years in my dieting journey. I wish I could have acknowledged sooner that there are true mistakes, slip ups but when the same pattern of behavior is repeated it becomes a choice. Are you owning your choices?... Read more

  • Learning

    5/13/2016 6:07:50 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    5-13-16 Today I'm grateful for my Spark Journey this past year and the past 3 months in particular. February 2015 I hit the ground running with Spark, following a recommended low fat diet with a moderate calorie range of 1200-1550 calories, dependent, of course, upon my activity level. I'll ... Read more

  • There is Baggage to Lose with that Weight

    5/12/2016 1:35:39 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Well, I'm feeling much better mentally today. I had some emotional baggage to dispose of and finally today I feel as though its gone. Not that this will the last time but its good to know the storm can be weathered without lemon bars, brownies and copious amounts of wine. Interestingly with my ch... Read more

  • Will This Help?

    5/10/2016 6:14:49 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I haven't blogged in awhile so maybe spewing out some feelings to be reviewed at a later date will help me out of this funk I'm in. I've just been feeling very emotionally drained lately. Another SP friend suggested that when you lose weight you may also need to lose the emotional baggage accumula... Read more

  • Packed Lunch Review 5/2/16

    5/2/2016 4:42:56 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Happy Monday SP Friends, Well I had high hopes for food prep this weekend and I ended up spending hours working on a difficult as heck puzzle with the kids instead...fun but not helpful in being prepared for this week! 198 Today for lunch I brought leftover meatloaf and broccoli casserol... Read more

  • Packed Lunch Review 4/29/16

    4/29/2016 2:12:15 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Happy Friday Spark Friends..... This week I've been terrible at reviewing my lunches in part because I've done poorly eating lunch! Breve coffee's are not a food group, btw. 106 Coffee how I love thee. So bad habits are creeping back in...like not making breakfast and just drinking co... Read more

  • Knowledge IS Power

    4/28/2016 11:36:26 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Yesterday I was struggling with the idea of sugar and sugar substitutes for at least the second or third time since I started eating a low carb high fat diet 3 months ago. I know sugar and white processed junk was making me sick. I don't want to be sick so the decision to not eat those things is g... Read more