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  • Are we doing this AGAIN?

    12/12/2017 4:24:31 PM, by ALYSSINABUBBLE

    It's been quite a while, and things have certainly changed. I moved from a house in Utah to an apartment in SoCal. My twins are 3 1/2 years old. My husband got a St Bernard, so we've got 2 dogs, 2 kids, 2 adults, and a cat (emotional support animal) in a 1,060 sq ft 2-bedroom apartment. Can't do any... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/12/2017 12:27:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am making great progress in both of my online courses. in one of them, i am doing really well. in the other one, i am doing good. i know i can do even better. one of my online courses deals with math lessons. that is not one of my favourite subjects, i have to admit. math is one of the courses tha... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/11/2017 1:22:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and mostly cloudy day here today. it is supposed to snow on and off throughout the day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back anything on the job opportunities i had over the last two weeks. i am not giving up. i wil... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/9/2017 1:03:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice day to get outdoors and enjoy! my daughter says hi. i am getting caught up with some of my online courses today. then i will get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/8/2017 10:12:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i am looking forward to it and so is my daughter. she says hi to everyone! i am taking it easy today and not doing too much housework or errands. i will still do my exercise, that is for sure. i am finding that i really enjoy exercising regularly now. have a wonderful da... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/7/2017 1:20:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that the job interview this morning went really well. i will know by the middle of next week whether or not i get this job. i am not giving up until i get a steady job that i enjoy going to. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Staying on track...

    12/6/2017 11:18:14 PM, by WIGIRL74

    I'm congratulating myself because I have kept to my exercise schedule since November 1st. Yes, it's been somewhat difficult to do so & involved a little adjusting from week to week (to find out what works for me), but I finally figured it out allotting 3 days to cardio, 2 days to strength trai... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/6/2017 11:04:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much colder day here today. i made sure that my daughter was well dressed when she went to school this morning. she did the same to me. she made sure i was bundled up and ready to go. a day to catch up on my online courses and some housework. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am looking forward ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/5/2017 10:47:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have another job interview for a full time job on thursday morning. i had a phone interview for a steady part time job. for that one, and the in person interview yesterday morning, i will know by the end of this week if i get either job. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i fee... Read more

  • Weird Weather...

    12/4/2017 10:28:50 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Today, we broke the temperature record for December 4th in Milwaukee, WI. Today's high was 65 degrees (last year on this day it was 6o degrees). What's up w/ that?? Growing up through the years, this time of year there was usually snow on the ground (1st snowfall was usually around the end of N... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/4/2017 2:24:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    the interview i had for a job this morning was reschuled. the date will be later on this week. i did have a phone interview this afternoon with fedex freight for a permanent part time position. i am still waiting to hear back on the other interviews i had over the last few weeks for jobs. my daughte... Read more

  • Accomplishment

    12/4/2017 12:02:07 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Today, I created my exercise schedule for the upcoming week. In doing so, I looked back & was impressed that I managed to exercise 5-7 days per week since November 1st (alternating between cardio, strength training, & abs / flexibility). Hopefully I'm able to keep it up with my upcoming crazy w... Read more

  • Enough: An open letter to myself.

    12/3/2017 10:27:20 AM, by LVSOCIALDIVA

    I had a crazy, honest revelation with myself yesterday; If I do not make a positive change, I am going to die too soon. I have been on this journey with multiple fresh starts for 20 years. Yesterday, I really felt that I was going to have a stroke or heart attack if I did not get this under contro... Read more

  • Feeling overwhelmed...

    12/3/2017 12:10:16 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Feeling overwhelmed & it's not even Christmas yet... Saw the work schedule for the next few weeks... Starting 12/11, we're all working mandatory overtime (6 day work weeks w/ 10-12 hour shifts) until 1/2. (the only exception being my pre-planned trip to St. Louis 12/27 - 12/28). The only g... Read more

  • Feeling great!

    12/1/2017 8:58:37 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Traveling to visit my friend in the hospital was supposed to be an hour drive, but due to road construction turned into a 1 1/2 hour trip. Because the lunch hour rolled around while on the road, we (another friend & I) stopped @ McDonalds for lunch. I ordered a grilled chicken snack wrap, medi... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/1/2017 11:24:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to get outdoors and enjoy. the next few days here are going to be milder than usual. my daughter says hi. a new month has begun. i am looking forward to what it will bring and what i will accomplish this month. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great w... Read more

  • Feeling great!

    11/30/2017 11:14:33 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Followed up with my oncologist this morning... Walking in, he asked what I was doing there. Not sure why he asked, I replied, "Because you told me to follow-up with you in 3 months. Why?" He replied: "Because you're doing great. All your lab tests came back normal." Having batt... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/30/2017 10:16:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and relax. my daughter says hi. i have a job interview on monday morning for a full time job. i feel good about this. i approach each opportunity with a positive attitude. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Relieved...

    11/30/2017 12:19:25 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Talked to my friend in the hospital (she had a stroke Sunday night) tonight. She's improving... No surgery needed, just physical therapy; which she started yesterday (Tuesday). Today, she was fortunate to leave ICU & transfer up to a regular room where she can have more visitors. I'm planning t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/29/2017 1:17:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    another sunny and mild day here today. my daughter says hi! i approach each day with a positive outlook and mindset. i have applied for some other jobs while i am waiting to hear from the three phone interviews i had over the past two weeks. i know the right job is out there for me. i will not give ... Read more

  • Bad girl, bad, bad, bad

    11/29/2017 6:40:05 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    Um, no. Here's the thing. This has been Thanksgiving weekend. This is my holiday. I have literally taken pictures of the inside of my refrigerator the night before Thanksgiving. That being said, I probably wasn't going to be as diligent as I should about tracking calories or exercising. Plus, I was ... Read more

  • Devastated... Another reason to live healthy.

    11/29/2017 12:03:19 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Today started like any other day... Breakfast Work (till 4:00 pm) Get cleaned up Dinner My original plan after dinner was to exercise & get things ready for work tomorrow before sitting down to a good book. Then, I received the 'dreaded' call nobody wants to hear... My best frie... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/28/2017 11:11:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about today. it is a very mild and sunny day here. i get outdoors every day these days, no matter what the weather is like outside and my daughter does the same. she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Variety is the Spice of Life

    11/27/2017 9:34:38 PM, by WIGIRL74

    The day I signed myself up for my insurance company's weight loss program was the day I returned to Spark People. Last time, I lost the weight by changing my eating habits & exercising more... I did however stick to activities like walking, Pilates, step aerobics, & spinning. There was little t... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/27/2017 4:49:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get busy for me. our place is now decorated for christmas. my daughter says hi. i heard from a completely different place regarding a job this afternoon. if i am to be called in for an in person interview, i will hear by the end of this week. i am still waiting to hear back from the other t... Read more

  • Finding time to workout...

    11/26/2017 10:38:51 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Yesterday, I went straight from work to the arena to attend a hockey game. Arriving early, I met up with some friends... The three of us walked 8 blocks to 'Build-A-Burger'. Knowing I was having issues with adding enough protein in my diet daily, I designed a high-protein burger consisting of:... Read more

  • Whoops!

    11/26/2017 5:54:50 PM, by DENRNAJ

    Sweet heavens, thought my clothes were getting tighter, felt more uncomfortable than I have in a long time. Gee, might be because I stepped on the scale and have gained oh.......about......hmmmmm....
    .15 lbs. Choices...... 1. whine, cry, feel shame and guilt- translation- beat myself up. ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/26/2017 3:42:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to rest and reflect for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am figuring out when to get christmas presents for my daughter. perhaps i will go tomorrow or on tuesday,when she is at school. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Rough Day...

    11/25/2017 12:54:37 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Today started off really good... Stepped on the scale to discover I only gained 0.4 lbs. eating Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Squeezed in a short, 25 min workout before heading off to the sports arena to watch the hockey game (I have season tickets). Arriving early, we parked the car & wa... Read more

  • One week down!

    11/24/2017 7:24:21 PM, by MISSFAE

    Progress- I've stayed on track calorie-wise. I've made some good nutrition choices and focused on making real, whole meals, while allowing myself to still be a sick person with no energy to cook when I have to. No guilt. I ate out and kept my portions reasonable. I hit my 10 min exercise goal ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/24/2017 10:26:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great day yesterday and so did my daughter! she has already written up her wish list for christmas. i have been looking around and i finally found one of the things she really wants this year. today is a catch up day for me. i have some errands to run this afternoon and some online course wo... Read more

  • Day 20... I DID IT!!!

    11/23/2017 10:24:28 PM, by WIGIRL74

    For the first time in many years, almost everyone showed up for a holiday meal... 9 people in all. We all had a great time visiting. The food was delicious. Despite having the family over for dinner and the huge meal, I managed to not only squeeze in a 35 minute workout prior to everyone's arri... Read more

  • happy thanksgiving!

    11/23/2017 3:27:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    for all who celebrate thanksgiving this week, happy thanksgiving! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/23/2017 4:23:32 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Happy Thanksgiving! I will be traveling most of the day. There is always a lot to be thankful about for everyone. 429... Read more

  • Day 19... At last!

    11/23/2017 12:25:03 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Super excited! Today, I received the free weight loss kit from my insurance company in the mail. Lots of cool things... Single serve blender, food scale, weight scale, pedometer, portion plate, 6 fitness dvd's, resistance band, measuring cups / spoons, measuring tape, water bottle, recipe book... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/22/2017 10:00:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get some errands done and to do some work on my online courses. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 18... Working in a bakery is deadly.

    11/21/2017 11:47:37 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Holidays are the absolute worst time of the year to be working in a bakery. With numerous new holiday items for sale, employees are encouraged to 'sample' each item so we know what the consistency is & how they all taste if customers should ask. Items range from breads / buns & rolls to cookies... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/21/2017 12:57:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice mild sunny day here today. my daughter says hi! i am getting caught up on housework and some other stuff today. i will go for a walk in a while and enjoy the nice weather here. have a wonderful day,everyone! all of the birds say cheep,cheep!... Read more

  • Day 17... It's coming.

    11/20/2017 11:41:53 PM, by WIGIRL74

    What a busy day @ work today! Lots of baking, lots of packaging to be done. Yet, my co-workers & I found a way to liven things up... 1 squat for every 5 trays of buns & cookies packaged. That's right... We all did 1 squat for every 5 trays we each packaged. Yes, we received strange looks from ... Read more

  • Day 16... I did it!!!

    11/20/2017 12:14:59 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Despite there being nothing but chaos at work today, I did something today I haven't done in years... I sprinted up / down 2 flights of stairs (several times) @ work w/o being winded and / or exhausted from doing so! It was the weirdest thing... I just took off up / down the steps. And it felt... Read more

  • Day 15... What's there not to understand?

    11/19/2017 12:34:31 AM, by WIGIRL74

    I'm making a conscious effort to lose weight by eating healthier, becoming more active, and exercising more. In doing so, I'm utilizing the free weight loss program through my insurance company along w/ SparkPeople... I track my meals every day along with fitness activities daily. So, what's th... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/18/2017 3:30:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great day yesterday! we saw the movie called Wonder and really enjoyed it. both of us are taking it easy today. it has been raining lightly on and off here all day and the rain is supposed to continue to the evening. then the rain is supposed to change over to snow. all of th... Read more

  • Rebooting again....

    11/18/2017 1:31:36 PM, by MISSFAE

    So I'm back to my top weight ever. I'm sick, which used making eight loss basically impossible. I tried talking to my doctor about options considering that I have done unique challenges working in perfect unison to cause weight gain. His response was that he didn't have any medical solutions to help... Read more

  • Day 14... Exhausted

    11/17/2017 11:41:15 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Just finished eating a small dinner after a grueling day @ work. I worked the counter by myself for 4 hours... Yeah, I know it doesn't sound like much time, but with Thanksgiving fast approaching & there being a Packer game on Sunday, it was chaotic. For every 1 customer I helped, I had 3-4 wa... Read more

  • Day 13... The chaos begins...

    11/17/2017 12:30:19 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Tis the season to give thanks... Then, within a few weeks, it's fa-la-la-la-la-ba-h-um-bug. (j/k). No, seriously with all the holidays fast approaching, the store where I work is (as always) becoming nothing but chaos as people shop with large lists in hand, placing their last minute orders for... Read more

  • Day 12... Motivated to succeed

    11/15/2017 11:47:08 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Last night, I received some shocking (yet not so shocking) news from a very good friend of mine who I've known for 20+ years. As mentioned, I was shocked... But not shocked. The reason why is because my friend is a ticking time bomb when it comes to her health. She weighs in at 375 lbs. and thr... Read more

  • Day 11... The streak continues

    11/14/2017 11:00:45 PM, by WIGIRL74

    'Successful people know the difference between patience & procrastination.' (Quote Soup) Talking with some co-workers today, I was surprised to learn that I am one of only a handful that have registered for the insurance company's free weight loss program. Curious, I asked why because I knew qu... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/14/2017 10:20:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am well prepared for my job interview tomorrow. my daughter says hi. she has a day off school this week. we may go to the movies on that day if that is what she wants to do. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 10... Change in schedule

    11/13/2017 8:58:43 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Today, I was scheduled to work the early shift @ work (6 am - 2 pm). With my whole afternoon open, I slept in until 4:00 am, skipping my morning workout w/ Coach Nicole (video). The weirdest thing... My entire day felt 'off'. It felt as if something was missing & I didn't know what it was. In r... Read more

  • Day 9... The streak continues...

    11/13/2017 12:14:56 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Started my morning early exercising w/ Coach Nicole (video) again. I'm turning this into a healthy habit because it gets me pumped up / energized for the day ahead. Ate a healthy breakfast & then it was off to work. Packer Sunday... Nothing but chaos at the store as customers bustle around... Read more