STEPH-KNEE
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My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( (2 comments) SO much fun at 98 degrees with the bestie! (2 comments) World Zoo Day selfie with Billy! (3 comments) Celebrated World Elephant Day with my favorite elephant Billy! They let us tour his barn for the weekend! :) (1 comments) Mondays trip to Disneyland! (1 comments) I put this together to show myself I still haven't hit rock bottom! I stopped the weight gain before I gained it ALL back and I'm turning it around 1 lb at a time! (8 comments) Seriously people, this is not a drill! My collarbones are missing!! :( This is the last known picture of said collarbones, they did exist, but now they are gone!! (7 comments) My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( So thrilled to go to Fresno Zoo & feed the giraffes for the 1st time ever... not thrilled at the regain that slaps me in the face on a daily basis LOL (7 comments) I have been placed on the Minions for the Summer Blc! This picture proves I was born to be a Minion! ;) (4 comments) Luke Bryan concert, oh how I love thee! (1 comments) Gotta love the 100 acre wood gang! (1 comments) Bouncings what Tigger's do best! (4 comments) Gotta love the 100 acre wood gang! (1 comments) A trip to Disneyland is never complete without visiting my favorite dog! (1 comments) A trip to Disneyland is never complete without visiting my favorite dog! (1 comments) Found myself in this girls Luke Bryan instagram video, I'm crazy I know!! (3 comments) My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( Down five now to just stay out of the 230s for good! (2 comments) I survived potluck and laughed in the face of temptation! ;) (9 comments) Me on NACHO potluck day at work... So far so good! I used the onions, tomatoes and jalapenos on top of my baked potato and salad so it feels like I'm participating. ;) (3 comments) Bad news: I look pregnant and physically can't sit. Good news: I can change after ceremony/photos and it zips! Thank goodness! (8 comments) My new Disney bracelet and mantra for my journey! (6 comments) The concert was so fun! Nick Lachey is aging like a fine wine, he is so sexy and looks the same! The concert was so fun! Nick Lachey is aging like a fine wine, he is so sexy and looks the same! After 5 days in Minnesota and a trip to Disneyland, I am very happy with this weigh in. Now it's time to FOCUS and get back to real life. *SIGHS* (2 comments) (1 comments) My trip in photos... I fly home in the morning :( (4 comments) My mind and eating habits were already on vacation mode! Leave for Minnesota in the morning! (7 comments) Another day on track another day closer to Luke! (3 comments) It really is ashame we had no fun for ky friends Bachelorette Party! ;) (5 comments) Never been so happy to maintain in my life! After the stressful week and 3 bad eating days I'll gladly take a maintain! (4 comments) This sums up my last couple days, it's been brutal but I sure do enjoy calling people on their... shenanigans! ;) (1 comments) I'm happy I'm down 5 from last week but I'm done bouncing around in these 230s, time to say goodbye for realsies! (4 comments) Felt like Luke Bryan today when I had to squeeze into my jeans! The difference is he does it on purpose and it makes him millions! I just need to lose weight! ;) (5 comments) Another daily accountability pic! 4 glorious days on track and it's getting easier! (5 comments) The overall trend is down. So happy to see 229 today hope it sticks around for weigh in day on Tuesday! (9 comments) Another good day and a kind word from Luke never hurts! ;) (4 comments) Wasted 7 months of 2016 acting a fool... Now working towards Onederland by the end of the year. (6 comments) Back to stickers! I tracked my journey in stickers for 3 years, childish? Maybe but it worked. Poop stickers for really bad eating days, star stickers for exercise & eating in range, tape for weigh in (8 comments) Sadly no weight loss to report, but I've been caffeine free for 17 days! Working on baby steps and building long lasting habits! (9 comments) Today was both Disneyland's Birthday & Luke Bryan's Birthday! I just learned this! It makes the two things I love are somehow linked! (2 comments) Most girls talk about getting in shape for swimsuit season... I need to get in shape for Halloween Season! The zombies at Knott's & Universal are going to eat me alive if I don't get it together! (3 comments) 71 days til my friends wedding, and I can't sit down in my Bridesmaid dress... um yeah this is going to be bad LOL!! (9 comments) It truly breaks my heart what this world is becoming! (6 comments) ... (9 comments) Happy 4th of July & God Bless America, especially Georgia which gave us Luke Bryan! ;) (7 comments) Not super excited about my haircut but it had to be done! (7 comments) You know ur in the right mindset for weight loss when ur excited to come home and enter the calories on the website u use to track ur food! I found a new ‪‎meatless treasure and it's yummy! (3 comments) You know you're in the right mindset for weight loss when you're excited to come home and enter the calories on the website you use to track your food! I found a new ‪‎meatless‬ treasure & it's yummy! Trader Joe's makes PIZZA Veggie patties! SO yummy, smells exactly like pizza... not vegan but meatless just like me. ;) (4 comments) Such an amazing day in Catalina Island, food, fun & drinks LOL! Now it's back to reality and attempting to focus on weight loss. ;) (5 comments) BEST thank you gift ever! It includes EVERYTHING I love, Disney, Luke Bryan, Elephants and cheese! The Luke Bryan chapstick especially cracks me up! (8 comments) Still on vacation but so proud to see my Minions #1 for week 1 of BLC! I'm #2 overall and I hope to finish the competition in the top 20! Woohoo! (5 comments) Nothing like getting to hang out with your Gammie for a week! See you next Friday Sparkers! (13 comments) Best weigh in of my life! (20 comments) Got my new Luke Bryan tickets today! Sacramento and Mountain View. Section 103 row 5 and 3rd row on the aisle! I'll be the pink dot!! So love him! (4 comments) Got my new Luke Bryan tickets today! Sacramento and Mountain View. Section 103 row 5 and 3rd row on the aisle! I'll be the pink dot!! So love him! (1 comments) It was an awesome day all around! I hope they scale agrees with my hard work so far this week. BLC weigh in on Wednesday, eek!! (4 comments) Between TOM & going crazy the few days leading up to the start of BLC, this is the fate the scale has for me today! I will be working to reverse it, 220's (& beyond) here I come! (11 comments) When I went meatless and the nasty girl at work rolled her eyes and said "How long do you think that'll last?!" Apparently 241 days and counting lol!!! (19 comments) Luke Bryan concert, oh how I love thee! (1 comments) I can not describe how much I love this man in words! (2 comments) I can not describe how much I love this man in words! I can not describe how much I love this man in words! Black and white day?! I thought it was fan girl day! Celebrating Dispatcher's Week with my 32 Bridge hat and Daryl Dixon shirt! (1 comments) It's Dispatcher's Week and today was tourist day! Any excuse to wear my Disney gear and take a selfie with my Luke Bryan background! :D (5 comments) Throwback Thursday to 2006! I was 20 years old. I remember being 205 from 18-21 or so... proof I've struggled my entire life, and sadly continue to struggle! (9 comments) It really was the best day ever, I'm still not over it! ;) (2 comments) It really was the best day ever, I'm still not over it! ;) (4 comments) Parasailing was amazing!! I'm so glad I did it! (5 comments) Even on your fattest of fat days, Sulley knows how to make a girl feel small! ;) (3 comments) Saw my favorite comedian last night! What a great time! (4 comments) If MY Daryl dies this Sunday on The Walking Dead, I will be in mourning and I will be accepting sympathy cards and flowers! (3 comments) Sooo much fun at the aquarium! Pet sharks and stingrays, and even saw some penguins! Finished the night off watching the movie Sisters, hysterical! Just bought a ticket to see Carrie Underwoos in Vegas in November! I'll be out there spending thanksgiving with gammie so it's perfect! (9 comments) Purchased my plane ticket to go see my Bff's this summer in Minnesota, now we just need our Luke Bryan tickets to go on sale! Woohoo! (1 comments) Sooo much fun at the aquarium! Pet sharks and stingrays, and even saw some penguins! Finished the night off watching the movie Sisters, hysterical! (1 comments) Is ready to have my skinny face back... no more shenanigans! (7 comments) I am not a Star Wars girl, but who doesn't love a good Wookiee cuddle?! (2 comments) I am not happy with the regain, my body is not happy with it either, but I walked 10 miles like a champion just the same! (4 comments) But the winner for best Birthday hug in the history of the world goes to Sulley! (2 comments) The night is not complete until I hold paws with my best pup! (3 comments) Birthday hugs part 1! (1 comments) Birthday hugs part 2! Okay so not a picture of the actual hug, but boy was he good at it! Cinderella & I had a some awesome girl talk! (1 comments) Had an amazing bday! Thanks for the wishes. I can see and feel the weight gain so I'm ready for some changes, but I still heart myself regardless! & Pluto too! ;) (5 comments) Sooo much fun at the aquarium! Pet sharks and stingrays, and even saw some penguins! Finished the night off watching the movie Sisters, hysterical! Puppy cuddles! (9 comments) New Year's Kiss! (1 comments) I got mauled! Happy New Year! (4 comments) Last puppy selfie of 2015! Here's to 2016! :D (8 comments) I'm not trying to count my chickens before they're hatched, but the scale is already responding ridiculously well from me not eating like a fatty! I should have done this sooner LOL! ;) (6 comments) Vegan product taste test: morning star veggie nuggets! Yummy like a veggie burger in nugget form! (3 comments) The good news is my metabolism is 10% faster than the average person my size/age, the bad news is I can't blame my weight problem on a slow metabolism! ;) (1 comments) Chris Daughtry hugged me and threw his guitar pick at me! I have loved him for ten years!! (10 comments) It's pretty safe to say I'm a very happy girl who is living life and feeling very blessed! (7 comments) Lost 1.6 this week! After the weekend I had and TOM on the horizon I'm pleasantly surprised! (3 comments) Truly amazed to have lost 1.2 this week! Imagine what could happen if I actually had a GOOD week! LOL! ;) (8 comments) Words to live by! The Walking Dead is my favorite followed by Big Bang Theory which I'm attending a taping tomorrow! Yay! (3 comments) The theme of the day! #truth (6 comments) 30 minutes on the bike! Whoop whoop! (4 comments) Day 3/3 on track! I forgot how good it felt to be on track. Looking to have a pretty decent water weight loss this week, yes water weight but I'll take it. Still 129 days meatless! :) (4 comments) Is no longer eating GREASY fast food. I will go out to dinner for social reasons, I will allow Subway or Chipotle on occasion, but I'm done with this greasy stuff that makes my tummy sad. (12 comments) WOA (Workout Accountability) #1: 20 mins on the recumbent bike. It's a start, I haven't done intentional exercise in a loooong time! (4 comments) WOA #2: 2/23/16 PS I'm obsessed with Carrie Underwood's amazing legs, that is why she's popping up in these... #motivation ;) WOA #2: 2/23/16 PS I'm obsessed with Carrie Underwood's amazing legs, that is why she's popping up in these... #motivation ;) (1 comments) Day #3 exercising day #1 eating well! Meatless crumbles and rice for lunch and dinner. (1 comments) Still meatless but had the munchies today! Not the best but glad I didn't have an all out binge! (1 comments) The good: Stayed in calorie range & did exercise I didn't want 2 do! Bad: photo speaks for itself. Tomorrow I will eat some REAL food and make better choices! (2 comments) Celebrating 150 days meatless! (4 comments) 10 miles at Disneyland today apparently earned me a 2500 lifetime mile badge from Fitbit! Woohoo! (8 comments) 90 Day Challenge: No greasy fast food. Subway/Chipotle only are okay (occasionally) & restaurants with friends/family sometimes for the social aspect. Goal is FOREVER, but let's start with 90 days. ;) (8 comments) Got awesome seats for me & my 2 Minnesota BFF's to see Luke Bryan in August! Section B row 24, awwww yeah! (1 comments) Well if Luke says it then it must be true! ;) (1 comments) I work Christmas so we are celebrating Christmas Eve! My first vegan dessert. Not as pretty as I hoped but pretty tasty! :) (13 comments) Love him like whoa! (1 comments) Managed to also get a stand by ticket for Big Bang Theory on 2/2, the day before my birthday! If I don't get in on the 19th, hopefully I do the second time, because there is no guarantee! Eek! (6 comments) Is SO excited! Going solo to Fresno (3 1/2 hours away) to see Luke Bryan! Hopefully he comes near me next leg but for now I'll go to him. Going 2 the Zoo also! Yay for solo adventures! (9 comments) What happens when Luke Bryan refuses to come to you? (So Cal) You go to him! I hope I can get tickets for me and my BFF's who live here! It will be a blast! *fingers crossed* (7 comments) Sat outside a total of 10 hours, then sat 4 hours watching them tape the show. My butt is so sore but well worth it! What an amazing episode and an amazing day! (8 comments) This is a lesson I've had to take to heart. So much time moping over regain instead of focusing on moving forward. I have to keep my chin up and keep moving forward. No more looking back! (8 comments) Is trying to get back to a more vegan way of eating. While this sure isn't a vegan healthy food it is an amazing replacement for something I love dearly! Embracing the day the best I can ;) (12 comments) Wasn't going to post these til I had some true progress, but I have nothing to hide, so why not? (11 comments) (8 comments) I think I've figured out how to get back in the game... ready to shake things up!! (5 comments) Saw Beauty & The Beast at The Pantages! It was truly wonderful & I had a blast! :D (10 comments) So much fun at Beauty and the Beast! I wish I could go back again. :) (2 comments) I know I sound 6, but Disneyland was epic! I met pirate Goofy & Donald and Cinderella's stepsisters and stepmother. So many photos so little time! (2 comments) Unfortunately there has been quite a bit of regain from last Dec to this Dec. Trying to fix it! (5 comments) Came across the top photo and was thinking bad things about my "gut". So put it with the old pic for perspective. The bottom pic looks like a stranger to me, I don't even recognize that person anymore (7 comments) What are the odds the Fairy Godmother can help me with the last 30 pounds? ;) (10 comments) :D (21 comments) I feel as different as I look! :D (11 comments) Cinderella is my fave (okay fave human, Pluto my fave animal), this was so epic to me, I don't care if I sound ridiculous! ;) (1 comments) Cinderella is my fave (okay fave human, Pluto my fave animal), this was so epic to me, I don't care if I sound ridiculous! ;) (6 comments) Cinderella is my fave (okay fave human, Pluto my fave animal), this was so epic to me, I don't care if I sound ridiculous! ;) So truth be told I don't know much about Star Wars other than Chewy being so cute. Well I met him and I heart him, so fluffy and kind! Darth Vader, um not so much! So truth be told I don't know much about Star Wars other than Chewy being so cute. Well I met him and I heart him, so fluffy and kind! Darth Vader, um not so much! (2 comments) I guess someone thought it was nuts I went to Luke Bryan's concert 2 nights in a row... if loving Luke is wrong then I don't want to be right! (4 comments) Luke Bryan grabbed my hand twice, my life is complete! (16 comments) Norman Bates with a knife to my double chin! LOL! ;) Nip & tuck! Mr. P as my sidekick Gretchen Wieners! ;) (3 comments) Combined my 2 fave things this Halloween, Disney & Mean Girls!! :D "I'm a mouse, duh!" (5 comments) Michael Meyers maze was the best ever, Walking Dead was okay too! (3 comments) had a meeting with the Sheriff... (1 comments) Donald one the costume contest, hands down! (4 comments) Don't tell Daisy! (2 comments) A trip is not complete without Mickey! (3 comments) Walked 7 miles and held hands with Goofy! (2 comments) Minnie was the good witch! (2 comments) Okay my lovelies, don't bite my head off, I can't be upbeat & positive 24/7 LOL! I will say I feel HEAVY & uncomfortable instead of fat if that helps anyone. And I'm happy overall...here's proof! (5 comments) Encountered pure evil... (1 comments) Mickey Pumpkin 2015! (7 comments) And Pluto was a gentleman as always! (4 comments) Sulley hugs, just love him! 9 miles despite all my "issues" (hurt ankle, foot, knee). (14 comments) Mini golfing with a bff, I won both games!! :) (4 comments) Last but not least my new zombie boyfriend!! (6 comments) This is what we call the new BEFORE picture. 205 pounds Oct 3, 2015 Vegan product taste test #2 Follow Your Heart American cheese alternative. Not enough cheese flavor and it didn't want to melt. I would not purchase it again. :( (5 comments) I'm so exited to have created a facebook page for my journey and for the new changes I'm about to embark on. Not leaving Spark by any means but I hope when the page is ready some of u will join me!:) I'm so exited to have created a facebook page for my journey and for the new changes I'm about to embark on. Not leaving Spark by any means but I hope when the page is ready some of u will join me!:) (6 comments) Vegan product taste test #1, a success! Heido Ho creamy chia cheeze... warmed up and in the form of nachos wasn't bad. I would purchase again. Might be good on broccoli or macaroni! (3 comments) This is not a drill, just 6 more hours until I'm officially on vacation for 25 days! Yes, not 3 weeks, 25 days! ;) (8 comments) Happy Halloween from Sparky and I! We hope everyone has a great night! I will be working 13 hours thanks to daylight savings! Haha! (7 comments) My Mom's dog peanut in his Halloween glory! (3 comments) Vegan taste test #3: Gardein meatless meatballs from Costco. Smell good, taste pretty good plain, would taste better in sauce which is how they suggest to cook them. I'm not big on marinara though:/ (3 comments) Double vegan taste test! Just Mayo chipotle & Gardein chick'n sliders. Both were yummy, I loved both & would definitely buy them again! (6 comments) I love the irony that I receive a negative comment on a blog about how people can be so nasty! It's time like this I end up making my page private & wondering why I bother sharing. (22 comments) Just had the most delicious burrito, didn't miss the meat or cheese. I am so full and I really believe this way of living/eating is going to be the one for a lifetime. :) (2 comments) Who knew u could stop when ur full & not have to eat all ur food? This intuitive eating is easy if I just listen to what my body is telling me! Meatless meatball sandwich, potato w/ vegan chili (10 comments) Vegan pizza with garlic herb crust from Trader Joe's! I must have died and gone to heaven!! :D (3 comments) Yesterdays food. Taking photos keeps me accountable from random bites or nibbles. No lectures about low cals, I severely overate the day before so I wasn't as hungry... Trying 2 listen to my body, eek (3 comments) Ate the same exact thing sat/sun at work. I often do that for my work food for 3 days just make it the same. Easy and yummy! (8 comments) I have had a lot of good intentions with no follow through. Today I got to work early and walked 2 miles, I hope I can use this momentum to make it a good day & possibly week! :D (3 comments) When I want to stop walking and go inside at work, I turn on Country Girl and when he says "Hey Girl" I pretend he's saying this to me. ;) Yes I'm CRAZY! :D;) (5 comments) Going outside to walk, fully knowing I have a popped blister no my left foot to find out I have a fresh blister on my right food. Talk about heartbreaking :( (15 comments) One 8 hour shift stands between me and my 25 day vacation! It just got real!! (4 comments) Actually ran from zombies, good to know I can run, but only small distances and under zombie attack! (4 comments) I'm a happy girl! :D (8 comments) Nice witch cheesing for my camera! (1 comments) My hand in Luke's from last night... Blurry cap taken from my video! Last night was VIP extra performance and 7th row to tonight is regular but excited! Will have to did a blog w pix he's so hot!!! (2 comments) Still on a Luke Bryan high... but I really need to get back on track with my weight loss! I want him to see a whole lot less of me next year! He's announcing something 2morrow, hope it's a new tour! (2 comments) The good news? I've been meat free for 2 weeks! The bad news? It's mostly because cheetos don't have meat. Oops! Now I'm trying to learn how to do this with a lil more veggies & a lot less cheetos!;) (11 comments) Celebrating 2 days back on track, 2 weeks not talking to someone that is toxic to me, & 18 days meat free! Lots of change in October! :D (8 comments) This is so true! But I also feel like when you do change it, someone comes by with a knife full of stupid and slashes it again! I am sooooo cranky!!!! (4 comments) I heart this so much! So much truth behind it and I need to "change something" for sure! A couple of somethings actually! (5 comments) Taking some time for myself, & contemplating a big dietary change. Thinking, researching, & deciding where I want to go next on this journey. It's exhausting & confusing. I'll still be here, quietly:) (16 comments) Elvira still working it after all these years! (4 comments) I know it won't last forever, but right now I'm down, defeated and well... sad. :( (38 comments) Looking fwd to October: Knott's Scary Farm, Universal Halloween Horror Nights, Disneyland & 2 Luke Bryan concerts! Bring it on October! :D (8 comments) Just won tickets for Universal Halloween Horror Nights! I just saved myself $150 bucks, yippee! :D (17 comments) Nothing like a new notebook to try and get yourself going in the right direction again. (9 comments) Is going to start a streak, I'm not typically a streaker but this one is fool proof. It is to spend at least 60 seconds morning looking at my board and reminding myself why this is important to me. :) (13 comments) What I did right: Walked, tracked, looked at vision board & drank all my water. What I did wrong: Ate too much and went over range. But it's better than I've been the last week. Baby steps. (13 comments) WWWWI: #2 Up 3 pounds. No excuses, no BS, I am letting family drama lead me to eat emotionally. It's been a rough 2 weeks. :( (14 comments) Who doesn't love Goofy?! (2 comments) My one true love! (2 comments) Pretty much a new before picture, well actually this plus about 10 more lbs! (3 comments) Amazing day! Everyone liked my Pluto knee brace, except Goofy!! ;) (5 comments) Amazing day! Everyone liked my Pluto knee brace, except Goofy!! ;) (3 comments) Amazing day! Everyone liked my Pluto knee brace, except Goofy!! ;) (1 comments) Amazing day! Everyone liked my Pluto knee brace, except Goofy!! ;) (4 comments) Amazing day! Everyone liked my Pluto knee brace, except Goofy!! ;) (1 comments) Goal: 37 pounds to lose! (1 comments) Amazing day! Everyone liked my Pluto knee brace, except Goofy!! ;) (2 comments) So close to Onederland, I can taste it! (16 comments) I'm the Queen of counting calories... been doing it over 3 1/2 years. Imagine my surprise to find out my 260 cal pumpkin spice latte has 51 carbs and 49 from sugar! My 1st and last of the season... (11 comments) That awkward moment where your Weight Watchers leader "likes" the picture of your pumpkin cookie on facebook, and you wait for a snarky remark, but it never comes. She's a keeper!:) (13 comments) Has been stress eating for 3 days, weigh in is not going to be pretty! I even want to skip my Weight Watchers meeting, but that's a bad attitude. I'll go, own it & do better next time. :) (10 comments) Is SUPER excited to be a Spicy Sparkologist for BLC 29! I can tell it's going to be a great 12 weeks! :D (3 comments) This is how done I am with the Beck cult going on here lol.! A suggestion is fine but being asked to join 10x a day is not! I read it two years ago and it's not for me. So thanks but no thanks. (10 comments) Okay, for those that didn't unfriend me for clogging your feed... last one, I promise LOL!! :D I just LOVE Disney! (8 comments) At the zoo with my free zoo swag! Sad that we only did 3 miles, but with my knee hurting (even with the knee brace) it's the best I could do! (8 comments) Great day at Disneyland, of course saw Pluto & had to visit my BFF Cinderella! (7 comments) I met Steam Boat Willie Mickey, a dream come true! (2 comments) Well crap... I'm sick! :( Must be the Disney germs! LOL!! (16 comments) In edition to a run of the mill cold, I also have an ear infection....fan-freakin-tastic! LOL! At least I have some antibiotics now! In addition to a run of the mill cold, I also have an ear infection....fan-freakin-tastic! LOL! At least I have some antibiotics now! (14 comments) 16 weigh ins until the end of the year... what we do with the 16 weeks is up to us! (3 comments) On this journey I'm either on or off. I can't explain it well, but it's like a switch flips again & I'm doing everything right. Today the switch was flipped, & I'm ready 2 rock! :) (6 comments) Amazing day at the zoo! Got to get up close & personal with the elephants to celebrate World Elephant Day! What a treat! :D (2 comments) Amazing day at the zoo! Got to get up close & personal with the elephants to celebrate World Elephant Day! What a treat! :D (4 comments) TOM & Arthur (arthritis) are kicking my butt. It is really hard not to feel down and defeated when you have these abusive men in your life! LOL (14 comments) Pluto purse 2.0, ready to go for Monday! My first trip since being blocked out for the summer, woohoo! (4 comments) What's a girl to do when her arthritis is still acting up and it's almost time to go back to Disneyland? Pluto-Fy her knee brace of course! ;) (7 comments) Great day at Disneyland, of course saw Pluto & had to visit my BFF Cinderella! (1 comments) Great day at Disneyland, of course saw Pluto & had to visit my BFF Cinderella! (1 comments) Met Goofy, and of course my boy Pluto before heading home! (2 comments) Is going to see Luke Bryan in October, once for sure, and maybe twice if the ticket gods agree! EEK!! (10 comments) OMG! Not only am I going to BOTH nights of Luke Bryan, but on night 1 I am 7th row, and got the VIP package, don't get to meet him but get to see him sing 2 songs before the show! EEEEEE!! (10 comments) I think my weigh in day shall be Thursdays... for now! We will see how long until I change it again LOL! (6 comments) Partially true, partially joking. Don't judge me! ;) And yes yes, I know, lifestyle not diet, like I said, it's a funny LOL! ;) (11 comments) Yearly blood work time and my A1C came back great, even with the 20lb gain and lack of exercise. Very relieved, but still want to lose the weight. ;) (6 comments) Reset the marble jars, but for perspective, those are the marbles from the "pounds lost" side! (6 comments) 1 marble for every 1/2 pound lost. Starting fresh for Volume 2 of my journey! (2 comments) Met Goofy, and of course my boy Pluto before heading home! (1 comments) Met Goofy, and of course my boy Pluto before heading home! (1 comments) I love when you unexpectedly get to cuddle with a puppy at work. (A coworkers new baby) (5 comments) Dispatcher week continues, todays theme: Mardi Gras! Thanks to my BFF for the funky glasses! Saturday is PJ day, super excited. Going to wear Tinkebell jammies, fuzzy slippers and bring my big Pluto! (9 comments) Yay for Pajama Day at work!! :D (1 comments) Tacky Tourist day at work for Dispatcher's Week! I am glad my friends decided to join in on the Mouse fun! :D (6 comments) Woke up with a sore throat, I'm either getting sick or it's a bad case of Disneyland withdrawals. *SIGHS* If I feel better maybe I'll go this week. (12 comments) His flower says Pluto, so dang cute! (4 comments) Changed my profile photo to this one on Facebook and thought "d*mn, I look good!" For someone who is famous for focusing on the negatives, this was a great NSV for me! :D (5 comments) Found these glittery #'s at Target, they represent my highest weight! I'm going to put them somewhere I will see them daily so I can remember where I was, and how far I have come! (4 comments) Has been on an emotional roller coaster the last 4 days, and there were snacks at every turn. *SIGHS* Love this photo though! (4 comments) It's just been one of those weeks... *SIGHS* (11 comments) Hello Rock Bottom, nice to meet you! I can't stay long though, there's nowhere to go but up! (4 comments) I am so tired both mentally and physically! I need a nap like you wouldn't believe. I'll be off Monday through Friday and I foresee a lot of rest coming my way! (10 comments) I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row. I am not going to jinx it but once I have a week back on track then I'll be ready to talk about it. *Giggles* I gotta stop sabotaging myself & get it together! (8 comments) It's pretty awesome when your Dad will let you pick the restaurant for HIS birthday dinner to fit it around your current diet plan. Now that's love! (13 comments) Small loss but I'll take it! I've gone from 197 to 189.8 in 12 days so now complaints here! Nice to see you again 180s! (9 comments) I am so dang happy. I feel so good even though I've had my problems on the sugar detox and my mess ups, I am still feeling the benefits of following it 90%. :D :D (4 comments) :) (2 comments) Week 1 is in the books! On to day 8! Down about 7 the first week, now it should be slow and steady, I'll be lucky to see 1 lb down by weigh in ha ha!! (4 comments) So true! (1 comments) Doing a lot of research and gearing up to attempt an elimination diet to TRY to help with my Rheumatoid Arthritis! Wish me luck, I'm going to need it! (8 comments) I just love when my blog is shared in the Spark Mail, not because I am vain, LOL because I end up meeting and making new and AWESOME Spark friends! Hi to all my new friends, and thanks 4 the support! (1 comments) After 5 days on the sugar detox I've lost 5 lbs! I'd say it's working! ;) onto day 6! (5 comments) I cooked, it's a miracle! It tastes pretty good too! Cauliflower pizza casserole! (12 comments) The scale is going down, & I'm gonna do the right thing to make sure it continues. The Biggest Loser at work really has me motivated! (7 comments) Going back on this plan Thursday, but not for 21 days but for the long haul. I have never felt as physically and mentally amazing as I did on this plan. I need to make it work into a lifestyle plan! (5 comments) My mom might join me on my sugar detox, and my knee finally feels okay enough to try the zoo on Friday! Yippee! :D (4 comments) Day 4 of the Sugar Detox, feeling good after 3 days of feeling meh. That means it's working lol! 1 week left til biggest loser weigh in, hope I can lose 1 or 2! (2 comments) Is feeling awesome and determined to be in the 180s next week!! (8 comments) Went to Disneyland to get my Popcorn bucket, it sold out not long after I got mine! (5 comments) May be taking a huge step back from Spark... I can only speak for myself but it doesn't "feel" the same to me anymore. Will update occasionally, if you want to be facebook friends, let me know! :) (14 comments) Just bought to size L shirts at Kohls from Lauren Conrad's Cinderella collection. They were FORGIVING larges, but I am so happy to have bought REGULAR clothes, OMG!!!! :D (13 comments) OMG, Dumbo out of rubber bands, this is my favorite one I've made, he's amazing! :D (11 comments) I think most of us have been guilty of this at some point... it's not a fair comparison, apples to oranges. (1 comments) I put these on Etsy just to prove a point... as cute as they are, they aren't worth the $$ I have to sell them for to pay for the bands and have a couple dollars left over LOL! (6 comments) Still sick but getting better, just kicking the last little bit of this cold. The good news: I've lose weight LOL, but more importantly I'm reminded how important it is to take care of my body! (7 comments) Still making rubber band goodies! People are coming up with new and amazing designs! Working on Eeyore and Winnie The Pooh now. :) (13 comments) My little Eeyore is complete (rubber bands) (16 comments) If I was never able to lose another lb, I can honestly say that I am so happy with what I've accomplished so far! With that said I know I deserve to hit 170, and hit 170 I will! (9 comments) I am seriously so happy! It's ridiculous how happy I am, unfortunately I've been eating crap for a few days so gotta turn it around! (9 comments) Such an incredible day! Even got to scratch Pluto's ear & rub his belly! I said they say I'm too old but I heart you, and he said I wasn't too old and let me pet him LOL (9 comments) Wishing you a Happy Easter!! (13 comments) Happiness is being able to go to Disneyland on Wednesday, in February and wearing SHORTS. Not bragging but feeling blessed! :D (9 comments) A coworker just gave me some before photos she took of me a few years back, all I can say is holy moly!! (12 comments) Counting down the days until I can head back to Disneyland. *GIGGLES* (2 comments) Who doesn't love an unexpected Pluto photobomb?! Such a great day yesterday! (2 comments) We hugged, we held hands and we danced, it was awesome!! :D (1 comments) Cannot live a lie, I BOMBED day 20 in terms of food at Disneyland. I had fluffy carbs. :( But I had no soda and no sweets, still holding strong on that. BEST DAY EVER at Disneyland though! :D (3 comments) I avoided taking photos my whole life, and now I am framing them putting them up! Weight loss can really change our lives in the most unexpected ways! :D (3 comments) I avoided taking photos my whole life, and now I am framing them putting them up! Weight loss can really change our lives in the most unexpected ways! :D (5 comments) Instead of saying "1 day I'll get back on track", I am saying TODAY is day 1! I'm only worried about today, I am too overwhelmed of thinking past that... so day 1 here I come! :D (8 comments) Just talked myself down off the "fast food ledge". A small victory, but I need to remember it can be done, because I'm sure I'll face that temptation again and again! (7 comments) Had the best BFF day at Disneyland! 9 1/2 miles & Goofy took a pic of me and 2 selfies! OMG so cute! :D (2 comments) I am so happy it's seriously ridiculous at this point!! :D Rock on Sparkers!! (5 comments) I'm in the planning stage... tomorrow the food changes begin, and not long after that I will be on a quest to find a workout routine I can stick with. Time to get down to business... Eek. (5 comments) The bunny that was running loose at my work that my mommy helped me catch got adopted. They named her Snow! :D (5 comments) Going to be a busy week, 12 hours of overtime and Disneyland! Going to meet Pluto with his bunny ears on, and I have bunny ears to match! :D So excited! Going to be a busy week, 12 hours of overtime and Disneyland! Going to meet Pluto with his bunny ears on, and I have bunny ears to match! :D So excited! (8 comments) Yep, this pretty much sums up my last couple of weeks LOL! (8 comments) I'm learning to put my heart and energy into the things that matter most to ME, and letting the rest go. It is all about me after all! *Giggles* ;) (6 comments) I'm sad we had to cut off so much of my hair but it was unhealthy sighs (11 comments) Needing to focus on things other than weight (the scale is not appreciating me)... Made a Mike from Monsters Inc out of rubber bands from a utube video, he's lumpy but I'm learning. :) (15 comments) Baby minion was based off a youtube video, then I created the larger one using the same technique. Oh and I am back on track since yesterday, only 1 bad day, woohoo! (7 comments) Still mopey, but it's hard to be mopey when you come to work to find flowers, a balloon and sugar free cupcakes from a few sweet coworkers! Things are looking up. Thanks for all the bday wishes every1 (21 comments) Had the best New Year's Day at the zoo.. got to see the new baby giraffe and a baby koala... no baby otters today but hopefully soon. Will blog tonight with pics of my Billy! :) (2 comments) Wowzers, found some new "before" pics... the scariest part is I found some when I weighed 236 and I was feeling good (high weight 272) and boy I don't even look like 236lb me either! Picblog later on! (2 comments) This is how I feel right now & I am truly blessed especially after struggling. I feel like a new person and I feel like this is the person I was always meant to be, & I'm going to fight to keep it!;) (3 comments) Going to Disneyland alone meant TONS of photos, lots of rides, hopefully no measles, and walking 12 miles!! I got my 1st 30,000 steps badge btwn Dland & walking Sparky! (6 comments) Who doesn't love Donald? (2 comments) I finally met THE MAN!! ;) (1 comments) (1 comments) When Daisy Duck "tells" you this is how we pose, this is how we pose! :D (10 comments) (16 comments) A year apart... same weights, but my face has definitely slimmed down! Progress! (10 comments) New before pics add new perspective. :) (15 comments) About 80 pounds apart... started my journey in 2012. (18 comments) Got to see two baby otters today at the zoo! So precious but I'm worried sick wondering why the 3rd one wasn't out there. :( Yes, I'm ridiculous! :p (7 comments) Sparky says "tomorrow we start our diet, but tonight, we eat!" Okay well he eats, I've been on track since Tues & not stopping now. Merry Christmas everyone! :) (7 comments) Ready for Luke Bryan! (15 comments) My best "Vanna White" showcasing Sparky's! Woof woof! ;) (3 comments) I really felt skinny on this day, I want that back, 185 pounds! (4 comments) Fun in Florida! (5 comments) We are so darn cute! ;) (6 comments) (3 comments) I flippin heart this dude! What a doll! (4 comments) (6 comments) (12 comments) (8 comments) Love me some Pluto! :D (6 comments) Hubba Hubba - Thor :) (6 comments) LA ZOO 6/3/14 (11 comments) (7 comments) Me & Lukey! ;) (3 comments) Just chillin' with a Tapir. :) (4 comments) Still a work in progress, but I'm getting there! :D (13 comments) Mom & I Wango Tango 2014 (7 comments) Gotta love Daryl! :) (14 comments) (4 comments) That's right, after years of multiple chins, I am back down to 1! WOOHOO!! :D (23 comments) (22 comments) Feeling good, and love my hula hoop and my Sparky! :D (18 comments) My mommy and I on my 28th bday! :) (16 comments) This was me today... I knew exactly what I was doing, there are no excuses. I made bad choices, repeatedly... working at it again tomorrow, but actually putting in some effort this time LOL. (1 comments) So I lost 5.2 lbs this week and that's with weighing in a day early. I wish the BLC had started already cuz I'd be kicking butt and taking names. But I was not about to wait til mid Jan to get going! (6 comments) My Daryl from The Walking Dead! No video for this one, did it using techniques I learned, yay me! ;) (4 comments) This is fabulous, and so true! :D (7 comments) My Wall of Motivation! (12 comments) Earned my 20,000 steps Fitbit badge on January 24, 2014. Boy am I sore! (10 comments) Sparky's first Christmas (with me) :) (16 comments) After over 9 years out of Onederland, I'm back baby!! :D (19 comments) At Gammie's house :) (12 comments) Recovering from my broken leg and ankle after surgery... (April 2011) (4 comments) My mommy had this done for me for "Mother's Day". It's perfect. RIP Sheldon xoxo (8 comments) Went to doggy heaven 4.18.13 xoxo (11 comments) http://arthlete.tumblr.com (7 comments) 50 lbs down for the first time EVER in all of my weight loss attempts! Woohoo! 9/26/12 (4 comments) 8/10/12 6/15/12 5/2/12

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