Took a Peak...Oh, My STARS!!!
Thursday, February 02, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday was the day I "officially" weigh in and input it on SP. I actually weigh myself everyday, not allowing the up and down fluctuation to play with my mind. I use it as motivation for my day. When I got on the scale this morning I ... Read more
January Was A GREAT Month!
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      9 comments

January found me making a comeback to SparkPeople. I'm so thankful I did. Wasn't able to start on January 1st due to the stomach flu but I began my healthy eating and exercising on Jan. 3rd. Still worked on sticking with the calorie range... Read more
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      5 comments

Have you ever been camping where they have signs posted advising you to keep food out of smell, reach and sight of the bears? Whenever we go my younger kids are always very vigilant out of FEAR. Before we leave for a hike or turn in for the ni... Read more
Wouldn't It Have Been Easier...?
Saturday, January 28, 2012      10 comments

This afternoon I had to head up to the school to pick up my 17yo son from basketball practice. He's still in a walking boot but works on his shot while the team practices. I thought I'd share our conversation on the ride home. Before he c... Read more
I Did it! I Did it!! I Really Really DID IT!!!
Friday, January 27, 2012      23 comments

emoticon My alarm went off at 4;40 am and....I GOT OUT OF BED!!! At first I didn't want to. I said, outlou... Read more
CRAZY Week but Still Plugging Away!
Thursday, January 26, 2012      5 comments

Wanted to check in with my basics. I love blogs and how they can be a reminder to us and hopefully a help to others if I can prove myself SUCCESSFUL! This week has been crazy! Due to flooding last week a basketball game was rescheduled fo... Read more
Morbidly Obese = Set Goal for 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      8 comments

As I mentioned yesterday I am Morbidly Obese. I'm not using that to define me, I am SO MUCH MORE than those two words. BUT, it is reality as to the status of my health. It is a kick in the pants and a wake up call that something HAS to be don... Read more
Tell Me I'm DYING...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      7 comments

...Then I WILL lose weight. That's how I've thought in the past. I've started and stopped SO MANY times all the various diets that are out there. I've even tried it on my own, eating less moving more, but I always caved, QUIT! During... Read more
MOM is NOT Available 24/7
Monday, January 23, 2012      10 comments

Obviously, since I'm over 300 lbs, I've had trouble putting me first. Most my life I've put others' needs before my own. I know I can't be selfish, I mean I am a wife, a mom to 7, a daycare provider, have responsibilities at church and try... Read more
Return to the Gym!
Friday, January 20, 2012      5 comments

Since re-starting this journey at the beginning of the month I've been wanting to go back to the gym. I've been paying for it but for the longest time that wasn't incentive enough to get me to use it. I think I have a little bit of social ... Read more
This is For LIFE!
Thursday, January 19, 2012      7 comments

Last night was the first basketball game my Junior son had to sit out due to his injury. Of course everyone around wanted to know what the outcome was and how soon he'll be back with the team. I knew his heart was breaking as he sat on the ben... Read more
BINGE = Being Intuned
Monday, January 16, 2012      8 comments

I'm going to be upfront through this process. I hope to use my blog posts in the future as a reminder of my journey and need to include everything, the good, the bad and the UGLY! Yesterday was UGLY! I tried, I really did then I just succ... Read more
Son Was Injured Last Night!!! Stressful Eating?...
Saturday, January 14, 2012      14 comments

YOU BET! But I don't want to be. I'm fighting the "old" me's tendency of eating when stressed (or happy, or bored, etc...) So here's the story. Yesterday, Friday night = GAME NIGHT! A lot of times my husband and I have to take turns... Read more
My Son's Plea is Giving Me Inspiration!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      7 comments

As most of you know I have 7 kids. Two of them are currently in high school and basketball players. One is 15 and a sophmore, 6'9" and plays for the school's JV team. The other one is 17, a Junior, 6'8" and is on the Varsity team. Our sc... Read more
A Glimmer of What Threw Me Off Track
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      10 comments

Last year, between April and June, I was on FIRE! I was motivated, enthusiastic and DOING IT! With my crazy life in order to get my workouts in I was waking up at 4:45 and going to the gym or working out on my treadmill. Then summer hit! Wit... Read more

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