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Fear
8/17/2014 6:31:29 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The message in church today was about fear and I thought it fit so well with what many of us are dealing with on here. Fear stops us from moving...  Read more

FROSTY99

surgery scheduled!!
7/16/2014 12:43:49 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Thank you to those who commented on yesterdays' blog; I did get my appointment and I am so happy! I know it sounds crazy to be excited about having s...  Read more

HONEY777

the waiting is the worse
7/15/2014 3:00:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

After several weeks of blood labs, in office procedures, hospital procedures it was determined yesterday that surgery will definitely be done. I've a...  Read more

HONEY777

Vacation time again (Focus Jean!)
7/1/2014 2:54:26 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So, off on another camping trip tomorrow for a long holiday weekend. This one will be longer and will involve some "adult" fun (drinking!!). I have sp...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Being able to laugh at myself
6/25/2014 12:46:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So yesterday after work my brother "trainer" called and asked if I wanted to meet him at the gym at 8 p.m. Sure, no problem. I thought we would get...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Fun in the sun and other nonsense
6/21/2014 11:22:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So earlier this week, the scale did not match how I felt. I felt thinner and that everything fit better and that scale just didn't agree. This morn...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Reducing the dependency on prescriptions
6/19/2014 8:57:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

As of this week I am down to three prescriptions a day: My hypertension meds, my hypothyroid meds and my anti-anxiety meds I have dropped my antib...  Read more

MESS-MAY

My health & my nephews first camping trip!
6/19/2014 5:46:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

First of all, thanks to everyone for all of the supportive comments, messages, and virtual hugs. I really appreciate all of it. My family is ok today....  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Losing weight is so much more than eating less and moving more
6/18/2014 11:49:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I was talking to my brother the other day after a particularly hard work out. We made our favorite spicy sausage pasta (healthier version, go us) and...  Read more

MESS-MAY

I don't need a trainer...I have my brother
6/10/2014 6:09:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

luck·y1 [luhk-ee] adjective, luck·i·er, luck·i·est. 1. having or marked by good luck; fortunate: That was my lucky day. 2. happening fortunat...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Through all the drama...
6/9/2014 1:43:28 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Through all the personal drama and emotional pain and stress I'm going through right now with my son and my mom, I'm still making sure to take care of...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Finding Self-Worth & Energy
6/5/2014 1:04:42 PM,  7 COMMENTS

As some of you already know, my son is an addict. He has been for about 8 years now. I didn't find out until about 5 years ago and it shook me to the...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Humble brag!
6/2/2014 3:46:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

OK, not so humble. This post is all patting myself on the back. It's not really about weight-loss, rather about my health. For a little more than two...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Great quote!!
6/2/2014 12:29:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Someone posted this on our GCC (Global Corporate Challenge) community blog: "Motivation is what gets you started- Habit is what keeps you going....  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Stick-tuitiveness!
5/30/2014 10:38:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Sooooo after all of my vacation anxiety, I still lost 1 lb this week!!! 224 I did indulge a bit on vacation but not as much as I normally would...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Need to give thanks to God, despite a crummy day
5/28/2014 5:43:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I woke up stuffed up. A bit of a headache. Generally not wanting to drag myself out of bed. But I was able to drive to work on site, safely. Then I...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Elaboration on struggles
5/27/2014 7:04:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I realized I should have elaborated on some of my struggles. I am down 10 pounds so far in 5 weeks, and I realize that's awesome. But let's face it......  Read more

MESS-MAY

Some struggles
5/27/2014 1:04:23 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's really hard not to get discouraged. I should be thrilled at the success others are having. But instead I see my scale not moving. Despite eating...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Vacation anxiety
5/22/2014 1:37:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Ok, so since I had one not-so-great day last weekend (my niece's bridal shower I ate too much), I am really nervous about going away this weekend. Las...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Hey there cardio, long time no see!
5/17/2014 9:52:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a while. I'm a lot heavier than I was the last time I saw you. But we met again tonight. And while I have a love hate relationship with you,...  Read more

MESS-MAY

AdvoCare Challenge #1 complete
5/17/2014 9:47:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge is over. I am down about 10 pounds. I feel really good. My energy level and motivation are great. Not going to lie,...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Six weeks is the magic number?
5/16/2014 10:27:06 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I began another journey of a healthy lifestyle the first week of April and I've read that it takes a good 6 weeks before you really start to notice a...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

28 years and counting
5/15/2014 6:49:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I turned 28 and for months I have been dreading this birthday. BUT with the help of Advocare and knowing I am on the road to wellness I was...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Some struggles and a bout of the stomach flu
5/15/2014 6:47:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have made pretty good food choices but my meals too large and not doing enough healthy snacking to curb my appetite between meals. I also caught a n...  Read more

MESS-MAY

Keep moving...Stay motivated...it's the only way.
5/14/2014 10:45:08 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Seriously, if you sit back and wait for a miracle you will be sadly and constantly disappointed. The only way to better health, lower weight, stronger...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Today is a new day and I haven't failed yet.
5/12/2014 1:02:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This may sound like a negative post. But each day starts without failures. Without slip ups. Without excuses. Without distractions. Each day starts th...  Read more

MESS-MAY

And So We Continue Our Lifestyle Changes
4/18/2014 12:04:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

About a year ago, my husband joined the YMCA and in addition to being a labourer by day, playing on 3 hockey teams in the fall and winter, and 1...  Read more

KSGAMMA

Calling KRYSTL719
4/9/2014 3:31:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hi Krystal! Thanks for the inflatable tube! LOL I'm having a problem with getting to your page. Did you go private? Anyway, I can't access your p...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

First day at LA Fitness - Success!!
4/4/2014 9:21:26 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So yesterday was my first day at LA Fitness. I LOVE IT!!!!! A little pricier than Planet Fitness but the location is so much bigger and cleaner and t...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Money $ is a motivator...at least for me it is
4/3/2014 11:26:15 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So yesterday was my birthday. I turned 46. I'm closer to 50 than 40 now and I have let my health and my body go over the last few years. If I continue...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Hoping to eat without pain
3/23/2014 12:04:14 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My future outlook right now not only includes being able to walk and be fit, but it also includes being able to a meal without worries of severe pain,...  Read more

MAMABECKTN59

HOW DO YOU TEACH YOURSELF TO EAT NEW FOODS – WHEN YOU HAVE SERIOUS ISSUES BOTH WITH THE FOODS AND WI
2/21/2014 4:05:04 PM,  6 COMMENTS

HOW DO YOU TEACH YOURSELF TO EAT NEW FOODS – WHEN YOU HAVE SERIOUS ISSUES BOTH WITH THE FOODS AND WITH BAD EXPERIENCES? Today I found a Forum tha...  Read more

KSGAMMA

Get that body ready for.......Hawaii!!!!!
2/5/2014 12:42:56 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So hubby and I went to Maui for our honeymoon in 2005. We planned to go back for our 5th anniversary but that did not happen. So we are now considerin...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

To Lose a Pet
1/21/2014 2:56:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

TO LOSE A PET … We recently lost our girl Chloe, a beautiful grey and white female cat. We never knew her original name or age. She was a rescue cat...  Read more

KSGAMMA

Wonderful/Motivational SP Friends
1/15/2014 7:55:41 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Even though I already know how wonderful many people on Spark People are, today was an especially exceptional day for me. I am really in a funk and se...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Down...but am I out??
1/6/2014 1:37:51 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm not so sure where I am... I'm now at my heaviest weight EVER at 45 years old. Only 4 lbs away from 290. That would be a line I've never cros...  Read more

1STEELERLADY

Happy New Year!
1/5/2014 3:54:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

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LOVELYLYNDA

new goals
1/2/2014 6:48:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hi 2014 is going to be my year. Last year was demanding, husband having surgeries, losing a close friend to cancer, the 2nd in 2 years, me havin...  Read more

AVAROSE12

Reset
11/22/2013 2:36:29 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I reset my goals. Today, I stepped on the scale and I lost a little over 2 lbs. Now I know this could be a number of things: water we...  Read more

LOVELYLYNDA

Starting Over
11/21/2013 3:32:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I was visiting the SparkPeople page almost daily. I was eating right for the most part, but I wasn't losing or gaining weight. So, I went into a free...  Read more

LOVELYLYNDA

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