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Major fitness goal
8/20/2014 9:35:15 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Since my last relapse I've lost a lot of my balance. I want to be fit enough to surf and wakeboard....  Read more


8/20/2014 8:35:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

stag·nant [stag-nuhnt] ADJECTIVE 1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc. 2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water. 3. chara...  Read more


Sweet tooth
8/19/2014 11:56:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I had a hard time controlling the sweet tooth today. So I didn't. I tracked it, stayed within my calories they just weren't the best quality calories....  Read more


I got my body into this...
8/19/2014 2:46:54 PM,  5 COMMENTS

so it is my job and my obligation to get my body out of this. That is the thought I had when encountering altitude sickness while climbing Grouse Moun...  Read more


Chia Seeds
8/19/2014 1:45:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My wife bought a bag of chia seeds. It is supposed to help with weight loss.
ia One ounce...  Read more


Well, that was humbling...
8/18/2014 3:46:17 PM,  10 COMMENTS

This past Friday morning, I headed up to beautiful Vancouver, BC with some good friends, to tackle Grouse Mountain, the infamous (and rightly so) Grou...  Read more


What I'm making today
8/17/2014 1:16:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Bulk cooking time! FYI- I'm vegetarian, but I was a junk food vegetarian (and can still be at times hence my struggle with weight loss on here) ...  Read more


Back at the gym!!!
8/16/2014 4:59:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My ankle is feeling do much better!...  Read more


Of course I get sick right away...
8/15/2014 10:22:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I find it difficult to eat decently when I have a cold. For some reason even though I slow down, I want to eat everything. You know, I think that mi...  Read more


I want ice cream!
8/13/2014 10:14:33 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My grandson wanted ice cream for breakfast. So, I mashed a frozen banana, added some peanut butter, and then mixed in some malt-o-meal. As for as he w...  Read more


this totally just happened...
8/13/2014 9:50:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yeah!!! Two miles in 20 minutes :) :) :) :)...  Read more


Robbin William Sings My Way in the movie Happy Feet
8/13/2014 9:50:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS  Read more


proud of myself!!!!
8/13/2014 8:47:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I made the goal to run 10 miles this week. So...monday morning I headed to the gym and ran 3 miles in 34 minutes, which was no easy task at being over...  Read more


Dipping sauces
8/12/2014 1:11:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have discovered the joy of salsa as a dipping sauce with my vegetables instead of ranch. Kraft Ranch Serving: 30g, Cal: 145, Fat: 15g, Chol: 1...  Read more


Easy way and fairly cheap way to get a weeks worth of prepared snacks
8/12/2014 1:06:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This may not be ground breaking, but buy a large vegetable party platter and divide it into 5 equal-ish portions; then throw away the ranch dipping sa...  Read more


Back on the wagon.
8/12/2014 1:01:10 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Or trying to be....  Read more


I kinda lost my motivation for awhile, but I'm back
8/11/2014 9:51:42 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, I kinda went off on my own there for a few months, but I'm back now. I'm back and tracking. I'm also using the quick tracking to help reinforc...  Read more


A Small Success
8/10/2014 2:09:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've lost 6 pounds so far, and am excited with the notion that a mere four more pounds will give me a ten pound loss! I'm finally out of the 270s (whe...  Read more


WOW! I'm Eating That Much???
8/10/2014 10:16:51 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I had stopped tracking my food for awhile. BIG MISTAKE! I had started gaining weight and was blaming it on my hypothyroidism. This morning, I tracke...  Read more


Three county fairs...and a solution to a craving
8/10/2014 8:07:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

and I only gave in to temptation at the first one, but that was because I was hungry when I went. However, since most of the foods were deep fried it...  Read more


Hiking Pics
8/8/2014 3:52:19 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The 4 of us, packed, dressed, all ready to go! I mean 5 of us... Me, Joe Alex, Kyla and Koah (the dog) 200 wow... most of my files (from...  Read more


New Beginnings
8/7/2014 8:20:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Over these past few months, so many wonderful things have been falling into place for me. I graduated college with honors, landed a teaching job in my...  Read more


Back at it again
8/7/2014 9:20:47 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Was recently down and out with heart problems. i see a cardiologist in a few weeks Thank goodness. I am praying they can figure out a way for me to fe...  Read more


Abstinence and Driving
8/5/2014 11:12:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I 1. stayed abstinent and 2. realized that I may need another route home from work. Apparently, I have triggers built into my drive! ...  Read more


My 4-day Weekend in the BackCountry
8/5/2014 2:19:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Joe and I had decided a long time ago to do afew back country camping trips this summer. This past weekend we 'smashed' our first trip out. (Yes, I a...  Read more


I am abstinent
8/5/2014 12:16:12 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I had no intention of really being abstinent from flour, sugar, and wheat today. I planned to do well for breakfast and lunch... but it happened. On m...  Read more


FAA Prep Day
8/3/2014 8:15:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Here I am... back at what I know works... SPARKPEOPLE! I have joined FAA now, and I am excited to gain freedom from the insanity of food addictio...  Read more


You just have to adapt
7/31/2014 5:04:35 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I was talking with my sweet 10 year old son, P. He was telling me about football practice. He described a drill where they run and various coaches fir...  Read more


Crunch Fitness - Cardio Groove
7/29/2014 7:43:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Crunch Fitness - Cardio Groove! This was the FIRST fitness DVD I ever had (filmed in 1996).. I remember dancing to it in my bedroom at the foo...  Read more


Trying to update...
7/28/2014 9:43:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I suck at keeping my Sparkpage updated. I'm not doing much to talk about really. Got to my all-time highest weight of 300.6lbs on my 40th birthd...  Read more


I'm back..I mean it
7/28/2014 9:06:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well here I am once again...but this time I'm feeling pumped! I am excited to get look good for being a mom of 4. December is my 29th birthd...  Read more


Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables --- I approve this idea!
7/27/2014 12:53:43 PM,  25 COMMENTS

550 265 291 372 369 474 373 367267 371 In the United States of America -- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away...  Read more


What?! No chocolate chip cookie trees?
7/26/2014 8:59:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Below is an excerpt from the introductory pages of The Health Promoting Cookbook by Alan Goldhamer, D.C. I just had to share because it is helping me...  Read more


I can't handle it right now!
7/25/2014 4:56:30 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Go look at this and try not to laugh... I DARE you!
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I just got up and ran...
7/25/2014 9:06:29 AM,  4 COMMENTS

WOW! I was doing some exercises last night after the grandchildren went home and after I was warmed up a bit I noticed there was still about 1/2 hour...  Read more


I don't need to count my blessings. They surround me!
7/24/2014 1:49:00 PM,  19 COMMENTS

As the bubbling, gurgling tar-like funk starts to recede, I can now see remnants of my true self underneath (phew). And I am able to better reflect on...  Read more


a self sabotaging mess
7/22/2014 8:51:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

so last week I decided to try try again. I'm too close to my "scary number" of 200lbs and nothing is going to change that but diet and exercise. so I...  Read more


Healthier Pancakes!
7/22/2014 7:11:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Have any of you seen the Spark People Article
erfectly_healthy_pancake_recipes "7 Perfectly He...  Read more


Silence... is rare!
7/22/2014 4:12:59 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It came to my attention yesterday (Thanks KATZABELLAMAMA!) that I have not blogged here in over a week! 40 I'm usually a once-a-day blogger... so...  Read more


Fighting for her life
7/22/2014 2:00:59 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held the mit...  Read more


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