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  • Food Struggle

    4/2/2018 1:59:07 PM, by NYMISC

    I am writing this today as a reminder why I need to eat better and make time for myself. The last few weeks have been an emotional and physical r... Read more

  • Week One BL Challenge Overview

    3/14/2018 5:30:33 PM, by NYMISC

    3/7/18-3/14/18 Lost 3 lbs This week we bought a new scale, love it. I have been buying freezer meals to prep healthy meals so that if I... Read more

  • Motivation Lacking, What do you do?

    3/10/2018 12:14:39 PM, by NYMISC

    I am so tired and I have no idea why. I take pills for iron so it shouldn't be the anemia. I need to get moving and I just seem so stuck. Stre... Read more

  • My other life

    2/28/2018 9:08:50 PM, by NYMISC

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  • Day Two

    7/28/2017 9:25:55 AM, by NYMISC

    Yesterday I started a 30 day exercise challenge. So much is going on in my life that I have to make a real conscious effort to stay on track. I... Read more

  • Emotional roller coaster

    7/21/2017 6:17:32 PM, by GGP2017

    Sheesh - it has been almost 3 weeks since the last time I checked in... I am trying to understand what is going on inside my hea... Read more

  • Bleh

    7/2/2017 12:16:36 AM, by GGP2017

    One of those days that I just want to hide under the covers. It isn't that I have a good reason to hide from the world, but I am feeling really ... Read more

  • Sounds...

    6/30/2017 1:50:32 PM, by GGP2017

    One of my commitments for this journey is to go swimming 4x/week. More specifically, M/W/F before I go to work (which I leave by 6am to get to w... Read more

  • Strong Enough to Start Again...Maybe

    6/22/2017 9:22:39 AM, by NYMISC

    It is hard to believe I have not been on Spark since the beginning of the New Year. I just disappeared, I know. The end of 2016 turned out to b... Read more

  • spread too thin

    5/15/2017 3:52:52 PM, by CHELSITA98

    I am tired. I am overworking and under-resting. I need to take a break, but how do I do that when I have such massive goals? I need to slow dow... Read more

  • Reflecting 2016

    12/31/2016 6:01:13 AM, by NYMISC

    As my 41st New Year begins on this earth, I remember good years and not so great years. I noticed that there is a clear correlation between my d... Read more

  • BL Challenge Week One in Review

    12/14/2016 9:51:27 AM, by NYMISC

    This week was challenging and far from perfect. There is so much going on, good and bad. I fooled myself thinking that I wouldn't touch any coo... Read more

  • I told 2016 to Bite Me but then something happened

    12/11/2016 11:29:01 PM, by NYMISC

    I found out today that my SIL who was six months pregnant lost all three of her triplets last night. All three were boys, two were identical. I... Read more

  • Serenity

    12/10/2016 7:34:37 AM, by NYMISC

    For the last two weeks I have had to tell myself stop stressing and let go. There is only so much you can control. I am a bit calmer now, but t... Read more

  • Week One Winter

    12/7/2016 8:11:53 AM, by NYMISC

    Goals: This time of year is absolutely chaotic. With seven kids and tons of family, the holidays are crazy but so much fun. This week I plan t... Read more

  • Being Proactive

    12/4/2016 3:35:13 PM, by NYMISC

    I realized today that I am in a better place. Things still have not totally worked out, but I feel more capable of taking care of business. I a... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    12/3/2016 8:16:38 AM, by NYMISC

    On Thanksgiving night my husband was threatened and assaulted at his job, by two men who regularly came in to where he worked and caused problems... Read more

  • Feeling Successful

    11/29/2016 8:16:43 PM, by NYMISC

    This week has gone really well. I am back to working out and should hit at least four days this week if not more. I have been working out with C... Read more

  • Planning Ahead

    11/23/2016 5:48:17 PM, by NYMISC

    I have been real rocky the last few months of my road to health journey. Things are a bit stressful with a lot of hospital visits and just crazi... Read more

  • Kids and Hypothyroid

    11/11/2016 8:09:59 AM, by NYMISC

    This Monday we took our six year-old to the GI doctor. She has had digestive issues since she was two. The doctor proceeded to tell us she was ... Read more

  • Looking at the Past

    11/6/2016 12:40:19 PM, by NYMISC

    I had a really great talk with my husband yesterday about our lifestyle choices and leading by example for our kids. We talked about how I lost a... Read more

  • Binging is tiring

    11/5/2016 4:59:52 AM, by NYMISC

    The last two weeks have been awful. I have just mindlessly ate and walked around like a zombie. My son is not sleeping the night and my husband... Read more

  • Busy is as busy does

    10/21/2016 4:54:43 PM, by NYMISC

    Sometimes I cannot believe how much needs to be done in a day, and yet there is so little time. I still remember sitting in school as a kid and ... Read more

  • Fluctuating

    10/4/2016 10:25:53 AM, by MRSPATM1

    Damn it I'm so sick of this. Can't wait for the doctor to release me. Still dealing with issues from my June car accident, then on top of that en... Read more

  • Me Time

    10/2/2016 3:45:21 PM, by NYMISC

    The last few months have been a blur but I think things are going to slow down a bit now. I am almost done with all of my medical procedures. So... Read more

  • September in Review

    9/29/2016 9:13:33 AM, by NYMISC

    This month has been rough in terms of weight loss and just in general. I feel tired and very run down. My husband was laid off, but luckily was ... Read more

  • Success is Multifaceted

    9/15/2016 3:43:33 PM, by NYMISC

    Today I weighed and saw no movement on the scale. I am not surprised. Due to illness, I have not exercised consistently, a little bit here and ... Read more

  • Revaluation Time

    9/12/2016 9:37:46 AM, by NYMISC

    So I sat here feeling sorry for myself quite a bit this week. My scale is moving too slow, the weight loss is too hard, my will power sucks and t... Read more

  • The Overweight Attorney

    9/8/2016 3:19:01 AM, by NYMISC

    I would like to tell you that my weight doesn't get to me every day but that is not the case. Being overweight makes me insecure, and rather act... Read more

  • I am doing it again

    9/7/2016 1:34:02 AM, by NYMISC

    Today I stepped on the scale as I prepare for a new challenge and noticed that I am gaining weight again, my fat percentage is going down but my ... Read more

  • To Do List End of August

    8/19/2016 2:02:08 PM, by NYMISC

    1. Appointments on calendar board....there are many. 2. Schedule A's surgery 3. Register B for ballet (Monday... Read more

  • Mi Vida Loca

    8/18/2016 10:23:18 PM, by NYMISC

    This week was a whirlwind of school and doctor appointments. We had my three year olds CPSE meeting and he will be going to a school part-time s... Read more

  • Sometimes the Advice Sticks, Motivation Advice from SparkPeople Coach

    8/7/2016 10:21:12 AM, by NYMISC

    Recently I was at a very low point. I am going through some medical issues and big life changes. Life is hard at times, I am sure many can rela... Read more

  • Moving In and Feeling Blue

    8/2/2016 10:31:11 AM, by NYMISC

    The last week has been a little strange. Last night I spent the first night at my new home. I really love being in my own place but I can tell ... Read more

  • Life and Death

    7/26/2016 10:04:59 AM, by NYMISC

    Yesterday my uncle was rushed to the hospital with 107 fever and went into cardiac arrest for 17 minutes. In our hearts I think we knew there pr... Read more

  • New Food Prep for New Home

    7/9/2016 12:42:30 PM, by NYMISC

    My new home is about 1/3 of the size of my old home. We have four kids out of the house now with three remaining. We went small while we are tr... Read more

  • Week in Review 7/7/16

    7/8/2016 12:57:04 PM, by NYMISC

    Running late this week. This week was busy, and the next few weeks are going to be even busier. I had a house full of college aged kids this pa... Read more

  • Giving Thanks

    7/5/2016 11:28:03 AM, by MRSPATM1

    I wanted to give a great big shout out and thank you to my Allen family for taking care of me these past 2 weeks, just thankful that they are in ... Read more

  • Praising God

    7/5/2016 11:25:28 AM, by MRSPATM1

    I thank God I'm still here. 2 weeks ago today I was ... Read more

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