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Living Life with Purpose
4/15/2014 4:27:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I never thought I would say things like…”I love salads” or “I love working out”…but, I’m saying it! I never thought I could wake up and feel energized...  Read more


Tighten Loose Skin DURING Weight Loss
4/12/2014 4:02:24 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and taking care of your skin is just as important as your weight loss. I have been doing a lot of research on h...  Read more


Do What Works for YOU!
4/10/2014 6:08:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I finally found what works for ME! I’m learning that I have to cater my lifestyle changes specifically to my needs, and it varies each day. I’m not go...  Read more


4/9/2014 6:46:57 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Since my last blog entry I lost a couple more pounds. I consider it kind of a success, I guess. We took a 5 day road trip with five children, three of...  Read more


Agua, Shui, Mizu, Tubig, I'eau, Wasser... Water
4/1/2014 2:28:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Known facts of water: Studies show that you cannot go more than 5 days without water. You can go days without eating food, studies show up to 40 da...  Read more


3/31/2014 11:10:23 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The results are in Sparkers…21 POUNDS GONE and it took me 1 month of full dedication and consistency! I couldn't be more proud of myself for making th...  Read more


Monday Morning Snail Mode...
3/31/2014 12:45:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Unloading: I am exhausted from this past weekend. We hosted a party on Friday night with friends that we hadn't seen in months. Saturday we went to tw...  Read more


I am NOT fingernails...
3/27/2014 7:51:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Saw this today and had an enlightened moment... I say this about myself all the time. Especially if I'm irritated.. The words, "I'M FAT", always...  Read more


3/27/2014 5:26:12 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I did a little happy dance in my bathroom today! My baby girl will be one-month-old tomorrow and I just got UNDER my pre-pregnancy weight. 45 pou...  Read more


It's an uphill battle.. but I plan to win it
3/26/2014 9:44:29 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I've lost 77 lbs and my LDLs went up. My mind has been buzzing about with all I need to do. My cholesterol LDLs went from 286 up to 303, doctor is p...  Read more


3/25/2014 12:48:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

First let me open up this blog with saying, my daughter will be four weeks old in a few days and I gained 45 pounds in my pregnancy with her. Most of...  Read more


3/21/2014 11:21:08 AM,  10 COMMENTS

CHARLOTTE RENEE She's my little princess and I adore her even more than I anticipated. I honestly wish I had more time to spend holding her...  Read more


Curvacious_10 in PRINT!
3/19/2014 5:37:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A year ago, I volunteered to take some professional print photos for my company. I had no clue they would be using the pictures ALL around the office....  Read more


3/18/14: What I ate today! :)
3/18/2014 9:41:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Here's an example of what I ate today, and how I've lost 15 pounds so far!!! Breakfast: Banana, 1/4 cup of Blueberries, 100 Calorie Yoplait Greek...  Read more


Eat the D*MN Cookie!
3/18/2014 5:39:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Every now and then, we will be faced with life’s temptations. Your company will have a catered party or potluck, people will offer you delicious, yumm...  Read more


3/17/2014 8:28:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am so bummed out. I was doing really well with running and working out, then I fell and sprained my hip and thigh. I've been pretty much not able to...  Read more


Lifestyle Change
3/17/2014 12:58:58 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It took me baby steps to get to where I am now. I’ve made little changes and stuck to them, and I am reaping the benefits daily. I realize that I have...  Read more


March Update.
3/11/2014 10:27:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am still sore from doing 1/3 of Fit Deck with my husband 2 days ago. My legs hurt each time I get up. I can't wait to feel better so I can do it a...  Read more


Down 10lbs My First Week!!!
3/3/2014 12:24:19 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Wow, the results are in, I put my mind to it and dedicated myself ONE week of healthy changes and I lost 10 pounds!!! Sure it might be just water weig...  Read more


New month, new start!
2/28/2014 8:58:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So I have been exercising a lot more now. Not everyday, but more than I used to. I found a gym on my way to work and have been going there in the morn...  Read more


What is working for me...
2/24/2014 10:28:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So I'm happy with my progress lately. I like how I look in the mirror. People have commented on how nice my skin looks. My clothes are big on me al...  Read more


Farmers Markets
2/23/2014 9:49:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have really been enjoying going to farmers markets with my family, picking our own fresh food and preparing it at home. Next week I look forward t...  Read more


How do you reward yourself?
2/18/2014 9:23:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I need to lose another pound. I am losing weight although slower than I thought I would. I am falling behind on my goals by a couple of weeks and s...  Read more


Dr visit
2/14/2014 2:17:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Dr says I lost 10 pounds since August. Guess that is progress although I would love to have lost more. I must remember that it is not a race. Sunda...  Read more


Today I tried a new fun workout!
2/7/2014 9:16:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It is called Bosu and it was harder than I thought! I was able to do it, even if I only lasted 20 minutes, I worked hard and worked up a sweat! Next...  Read more


The Road to Recovery
2/7/2014 1:09:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Step One: Find a job Step Two: Rebuild emergency fund and establish financial goals Step Three: Lose excess weight, build muscle and achieve...  Read more


Boot Camp?
2/6/2014 3:02:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So at my neighbor's Super Bowl party we were chatting and she invited me to do a boot camp with her. At first I thought she was crazy. No way can I...  Read more


Low-Cal Dinner Recipe too good not to share!
2/5/2014 5:51:16 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This might be one of my new favorite quick and easy dinner recipes. It was more than filling. Enough for two small portions but large enough if...  Read more


31st Birthday!!! New Year, New Me!!
2/4/2014 9:51:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So today is my 31st birthday!!! How I meant to spend it - snowboarding, going boxing, and having a blast! How I actually spent it? Sick as a dog since...  Read more


Huge accomplishment!
2/1/2014 10:07:21 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I went to a birthday party and did not have cake! The truth is that I did not even want it!!! 244...  Read more


Joined a gym!!
2/1/2014 3:46:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We didi it! We joined the YMCA! I finally got a good half hour workout on the elliptical and I feel great! My goal for February is to workout there...  Read more


Progress in January
1/31/2014 4:00:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Ugh I just wrote a long post and it got deleted! Ok basically lots going on. My workout pants are too big now so must go shopping. Very tired becau...  Read more


It's not what you can't eat but what you can.
1/31/2014 12:02:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been struggling with my chocolate peanut butter ice cream craving. I can give up a lot of junk food but for some reason I crave that creaminess...  Read more


Visual Food Diary
1/29/2014 6:08:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I take pictures of my styled plates of food on a daily basis and my hubby makes fun of me all.the.time! Since starting my photography business...  Read more


5 pounds gone!
1/17/2014 4:00:07 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Exactly one week ago today I was in the emergency room with the worst pain. Tests showed I had a kidney stone. I decided that it is time to make som...  Read more


Time for an update! Yay!
1/16/2014 4:56:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, here we are. Halfway through January. How are your resolutions holding up? I can't say that I've done very well with mine, but you know what? I...  Read more


1/5/2014 9:07:23 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Fixing, Attitudes, Spiritual,Testimony= okay so I am fasting as of last Thursday, so I was like God what is that going to look like I haven't fasted...  Read more


New development on my physical condition!!!
1/5/2014 12:47:45 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Ok so I have no medical insurance and haven't had any for the past 10 years. Many trips to the emergency room and no answers, bills piling up. Now I...  Read more


Post Op Report
1/3/2014 8:17:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I went into the surgery with some faith and a realism. God allowed the prayers and skills of my surgeon to provide success! I am so grateful that I ca...  Read more


Guess what...? I'm Back and I'm Juicing!
1/3/2014 5:58:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It took a New Year, and for me to step on the scale and see that I'm at the highest weight I've ever been in my life for me to make some changes. I've...  Read more


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