outside is the best place for me
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      2 comments

Well, here I am a couple months in with lots of setbacks and yet, not discouraged. While I am still down from the weight I started at. I have gained a little back. But not around my waist or thighs. Nope. I like to call it muscle. It's fascinati... Read more
Looking for Team members for Bettendorf Iowa March of Dimes walk...
Monday, April 05, 2010      0 comments

Okay, so in an effort to not only exercise but to feel good about it emotional and physically I have decided I want to walk for the March of Dimes on Saturday, April 24th in Bettendorf, Iowa. I can do this by myself but was hoping to form a t... Read more
Sunday, April 04, 2010      2 comments

April is usually a fun month. If you live in Iowa like I do- it means your weather is unpredictable and usually at the extreme sides. (At least in my opinion) This last week was Spring Break for my kids. My pre-schooler technically didn't hav... Read more
checking in
Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

My last blog entry was 10 days ago. I was falling off the wagon and feeling a little defeated. Today, not so much. I am down a complete pant size. NO LONGER an average 14. WAHOO!! I still wear one of my favorite pants because they... Read more
Stress is not helpful
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      3 comments

So, we just finished our little mini vacay with the family and now I am struggling to eat right. It is so easy to just eat for no reason and to continue to splurge on one treat, then another and well, you get the idea. I'm here for a reason and ... Read more
baby steps
Sunday, February 28, 2010      3 comments

okay, so the scale says 4 pounds down- feels good to see it moving, but It has moved to this point before, it's getting it to move down even further, that will be the REAL progress. I am currently out of state with the family. We are at a ... Read more
Hi! Nice to meet you less fat, I'm Melinda
Friday, February 26, 2010      3 comments

I have some intentions on introducing myself to the scale today, I told my husband that it is my arch nemesis and my son told me I should put a cape on then. Gotta love the kids. I have been told by two different people that not only do I Loo... Read more
I'm not broken, just perfecting my perfectionism
Thursday, February 25, 2010      5 comments

Okay, so without sounding entirely crazy- I'm going a tad crazy. I joined SP, well because I'm fat, but also because my therapist told me to do something for myself. As a mom of 4 kids all under the age of 8, two of which are a little more... Read more
Girl Scout Cookies. Life skills for who??
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      6 comments

Last night my husband returned from out of town. I think I am figuring out that I do better with my emotional eating and goals when he's around rather than when he's gone. I didn't have any major slip ups, but a few close calls- I just keep pict... Read more
LOVE the Support
Monday, February 22, 2010      3 comments

okay, so I am feeling more optimistic this week and especially today. I cannot believe the support I am getting from SP alone. I keep reading from others how great it is and WOW- to experience it is just amazing!! I feel like I can do this, I ca... Read more
feeling defeated before week one is done
Sunday, February 21, 2010      6 comments

I write today in a lot of frustration. My determination has taken a hit. Day 5 1/2 and I already feel defeated. I went to my closet to wear a skirt to church and it happened. Nothing Fit! Not in a good way either. Things that fit me last week... Read more
Emotional Eating and Temptations
Saturday, February 20, 2010      1 comments

Today I was tempted to eat something that would throw me right back in to the lions den. A soft and delicious, mouth watering Sugar cookie with lots of frosting and sprinkles. I bought them for the kids as a dessert for after dinner and now t... Read more
Feb 18
Thursday, February 18, 2010      0 comments

This day every year is always a hard one. 4 years ago today, I lost my dad suddenly. As if daily life and all its challenges weren't already hard- today I fall a little short. I can't help but well up with tears at the thought of how much I just... Read more