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  • 2018?!

    1/1/2018 9:36:26 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Wow, here it is a new year!! Always a good time to "start over", so to speak. Definitely going to do that in my case! I do have a bit of motiv... Read more

  • If At First...

    10/5/2017 12:35:39 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Well, that time sure went fast! Not sure where the summer went, but here it is already October! Hard to believe I've been a member of SparkPeop... Read more

  • I'm Worth it!!

    9/1/2017 7:52:20 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    A memory triggered unworthiness, for months feeling worthless. Depression grabbed me and tried to ruin my life. I fought and fought. With almost ... Read more

  • My Own Worst Enemy...

    6/16/2017 10:55:11 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Ah, summer! (Well, ALMOST summer!) 100+ degree days are quickly approaching. UGH! Every year I SAY I'm going to get in shape so I can wea... Read more

  • Checking In...Day 1

    4/22/2017 1:17:21 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Weighed at Weight Watchers this morning. Since I started back 6 weeks ago, I've lost a total of 8 pounds! I'd like to lose more, but I had gain... Read more

  • The Ultimate Goal/Starting Over

    4/21/2017 10:52:17 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Ah, life! It has a way of changing rapidly! The last blog I wrote was back in January, 4 months ago! WOW! Time flies when you're having... Read more

  • Day 1 of 40

    2/19/2017 3:35:47 PM, by TAMARAOGINA

    I decided that I needed to really focus on my eating and stop letting a treat meal turn into a treat weekend. I am focusing on clean eating for 4... Read more

  • Eureka!!

    1/15/2017 10:18:14 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    The light has gone on!! I have found my motivation! During a Facebook chat with a new man friend of mine yesterday, we were discussing Fl... Read more

  • My Word for 2017...

    12/31/2016 4:25:38 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    At my old job, one of our managers had everyone come up with a "word" for the year. My 2016 word was "HEALTH". As in, I was going to work on my... Read more

  • I'm bbbaaaacccckkkk

    11/28/2016 8:28:34 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    After dealing taking a week off from the gym just to focus on getting a routine with working group 2 jobs and home life. I decided that it was ti... Read more

  • Letting go

    11/23/2016 8:53:13 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    I always thought working out with someone would help motivate me. It didn't. it stressed me out badly. My eye would non stop twitch and I dreade... Read more

  • Is it Worth it?

    11/16/2016 7:40:18 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    Is it worth it?? The question I was asked about working out, eating right and working a second job. After much thought and second guessing mysel... Read more

  • New week New goals

    11/14/2016 8:17:37 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    Sunday I sat down and really thought about my goals for the coming up week and I need to get laser focused on my diet. So I prepped cooked for th... Read more

  • Emotional Eating

    11/12/2016 8:08:58 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    I know from experience that emotional eating can damage months worth of work in a day or it feels like it. Even with my faith it's a struggle. In... Read more

  • Relationships

    11/9/2016 11:27:27 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    For the past week I have planned my meals and workouts. Wrote them down and hold my self accountable. I have a friend that has joined me and I lo... Read more

  • My New Journey

    11/7/2016 8:03:40 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    Day 3 into my new journey. Have to remind myself that this is a life style change. Writing daily goals, a to do list to remain on track. Found an... Read more

  • New Choice ~New Life

    11/5/2016 9:34:35 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    Over the past few weeks I really needed to sit down and think about my goals. My health. My finances. My relationships. And I decided I needed to... Read more

  • I Ought (NOT!) To Be in Pictures!!

    10/1/2016 1:31:10 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    October!! Wow, WHERE has the year gone?! We're getting close to my favorite time of the year! I'm a HUGE Christmas fan! Even though I know th... Read more

  • Day 14 of 60

    8/19/2016 11:58:02 AM, by TAMARAOGINA

    I decided to join a boot camp challenge through the gym to help motivate me. I love challenges. I have been challenged. It's a mental game to pr... Read more

  • Another Big Change (Not one I wanted now...)

    7/2/2016 1:00:36 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    At 10:30 in the morning (on July 2), we will celebrate the life of my 98-year-old Grandpa who we lost on Monday. I was hoping he'd make at least... Read more

  • Taming the sugar beast?

    6/23/2016 3:23:06 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I don't usually do two blogs in one day. But as you know, I've been craving chocolate. Or if you didn't know... FYI, I've been cravin... Read more

  • Exhausted

    6/23/2016 10:17:01 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, fighting off these cravings should count as a workout. (hahaha) I hate feeling this way. The weather doesn't help (sunshine helps me ... Read more

  • Ugh.

    6/22/2016 8:36:08 PM, by JENSTRESS

    All week I've wanted to eat. I've wanted chocolate. I've wondered why, I've eaten healthy instead of eating junk, I've just been so hungry. ... Read more

  • Life time of LIFE

    6/21/2016 10:43:42 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Lately I've been seeing more and more people complain about not having the motivation to workout. Like motivation is this magic potion that ... Read more

  • Lifting for life

    6/20/2016 4:13:19 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I've been a yoyoer for so many years. When I was in college, I injured my knee during the volleyball season. That took a huge issue with ... Read more

  • Day 1....I Can Be ME!!

    6/17/2016 10:32:12 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Started my new job today! I am a very outgoing person but I wanted to hold back today because I didn't want my work group to wonder just what th... Read more

  • Just when I wasn't thinking about it...

    6/16/2016 4:17:06 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I get hungry. Obviously. It is a side effect of being human. The last few nights (days?) I've been super hungry when I get home from wor... Read more

  • My closet

    6/15/2016 8:38:33 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Yesterday morning, as I was getting dressed, I looked in my closet. I have tons of clothes... some of them in sizes too small with tags on that ... Read more

  • here...

    6/14/2016 3:22:29 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm still here, just trying to make things work. I mean, they are, that is nice, weight comes off a tiny bit at a time, and I'm okay with th... Read more

  • Life's (Continued) Changes...

    6/12/2016 8:02:50 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    This week I will work my last 2 1/2 days at my current job. Due to having so much vacation time left, I had to take quite a few days off. I was... Read more

  • Hide and seek

    6/9/2016 1:58:11 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I had an interesting morning. I knew we were having a coffee club at work for clients. This means LOTS of sweets in my area as we discuss... Read more

  • Life's (Big!) Surprises...

    6/2/2016 1:10:21 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    My life just got rather interesting! I had a job interview last Friday for an Accounting position with a large company. My current boss was... Read more

  • June!!

    6/1/2016 1:44:03 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Wow, June already? Time flies! Today is my uncle's 70th birthday and would have been my Grandma's 95th birthday had she not passed away 2... Read more

  • Making it work - imperfectly

    5/24/2016 11:07:55 AM, by JENSTRESS

    One thing I've learned from all of my weight loss journeys is that perfection is never attainable. Progress is. Learning is. You would t... Read more

  • Moderation in choices

    5/23/2016 9:54:47 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Oh my! This weekend was a whirlwind! Friday when I got home, I was SO hungry. My husband was on his way with food, and I was making ... Read more

  • Making choices

    5/20/2016 10:58:23 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Yesterday was a CRAZY busy day. The teen had to work after school, and didn't get home until after dinner, so I didn't need to worry about... Read more

  • Tired of crap attitudes.

    5/19/2016 12:18:24 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Mostly just my own crap attitude. I don't get it. I'm pretty positive most days. I'm pretty happy with my progress and the timelines... Read more

  • One step forward, two steps forward

    5/18/2016 1:30:44 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I know, some people talk about two steps back, but I refuse to see anything as anything other than progress right now. I had a binge, yep. ... Read more

  • Another step forward

    5/17/2016 10:12:01 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, all in all day 1 post binge (yesterday) was a success. I got a great workout in (kettlebells - I'm even a little sore today!!!) and I had ... Read more

  • In the moment

    5/16/2016 1:19:36 PM, by JENSTRESS

    It is amazing to me how "in the moment" people are. All of us. Sure, we look ahead or even back, but sometimes we are so in the moment we forge... Read more

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