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  • My Inspiration Post

    6/28/2017 4:57:45 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I figured, after 9 months on this journey, I should post up a blog of things that keep me going, excite me, and inspire me to go further. Basically, my WHY in different terms. 1. Because dancing and moving is fun. 2. So I can go a little further next time. 3. To get a little closer to my go... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/28/2017 2:53:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just made it on time for my in person interview earlier this afternoon. i checked in and asked to see a specific person. i was then asked for photo id, so i showed security my photo id. they then gave me a visitors badge and asked me to sit and wait for the person to come and get me. i patiently w... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/28/2017 2:53:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just made it on time for my in person interview earlier this afternoon. i checked in and asked to see a specific person. i was then asked for photo id, so i showed security my photo id. they then gave me a visitors badge and asked me to sit and wait for the person to come and get me. i patiently w... Read more

  • I want to do and be better, but am I worthy?

    6/28/2017 7:15:45 AM, by JROBSON2

    Struggling with self worth, logic says that I am worthy of all the good things that come my way. I can give you 100 or more reasons why I deserve to do better and be the best person I can be at this time in my life. Unfortunately, the girl inside me who believes this statement only has a very... Read more

  • Another Short Entry and an Important Conversation

    6/27/2017 4:15:09 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Last week was a rough week me for me, for whatever reason. I really think it would have helped to have seen my trainer. That said, seems that I'm on a good start for this week. I hit the gym for the first time in a while. Purposely tore my legs up (i.e. pushed them hard). Lately, seems that I've bee... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/27/2017 11:37:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have an in-person job interview tomorrow, through an employment agency i am registered with. i am researching the company this morning and i will run some errands this afternoon. this position will go for approximately six months and may even be extended further. it is a lot closer for me to get t... Read more

  • Slacking or Rut?

    6/26/2017 4:06:38 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I don't know if I've been slacking or if I am actually stuck in a rut. So I have a Kohl's charge card and it's dangerous. Mom has been complaining about my pants. I started wearing yoga pants to work when I was at Waffle House in Baton Rouge because I was at the awkward stage where one size wa... Read more

  • it's sunday

    6/25/2017 2:11:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day has started. here is to it being a wonderful day! my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Short

    6/23/2017 2:38:03 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Well, I found out why I don't go to be early. I've "taught" those around me that I'm available for messaging at night. I went to bed at 9, but didn't go to sleep until 12:30pm. I think I'll finally use the function of my phone that makes it go silent at a specified time. Tonight, I need to work on... Read more

  • I was going to give up today...

    6/22/2017 9:10:15 PM, by HEALTHYDANIMCP

    So typically I stick to a new routine/diet/whatever for a week.... then I give up and slowly go to old habits. Today that voice came back.... "Just give up! You've never been able to lose it all anyway... you're older than when you started... you're going to start slowing down... give up now so you ... Read more

  • Working Through a Problem

    6/22/2017 4:17:33 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Every day now feels like it ends in failure. I keep having great intentions on Monday and by Wednesday, I'm messed up. My general goal is to hit the gym 5 days a week, with 4 times being my minimum. Lately, it's been hard to just go 1 time a week. I know I always feel best when I get done with a wor... Read more

  • a mixed weather day

    6/22/2017 1:47:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off sunny and somewhat cool here today. a while ago, it rained quite a bit. now it is mostly cloudy. i have still not heard anything regarding the phone job interview i had on monday. i contacted the agency that found the position for me. while i wait to hear back from them, i am looking ... Read more

  • Looking for a DVD Quck Trouble Zones

    6/21/2017 12:58:07 PM, by --MAY--

    Does anyone know where I can get the quick trouble Zones from Jillian Michaels!! Have the other three, and it is not on any of them, would love to do the 30 day slim down? Yes I have looked on YouTube, but it is set to private!! Thank-You... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    6/21/2017 10:56:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    the first day of summer is here! hurray! i am feeling pretty good these days. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/20/2017 9:32:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today, with a chance of rain throughout. i will know in a few days whether or not i got that job. in the meantime, i will keep active and continue to take care of myself. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Determination

    6/20/2017 5:24:41 AM, by ERTHMOM7

    I've started and stopped this journey many times. Now my health is failing and it's essential for me to succeed so I can enjoy seeing my grandkids grow up. I've got the tools and know what to do, I just have to do it. My determination is high. One day at a time, one step at a time and I'll reach my ... Read more

  • runnin runnin runnin

    6/19/2017 9:44:58 PM, by HEALTHYDANIMCP

    Woohoo! I actually somewhat enjoyed running today! I got into a really good rythem and even started to feel that fabled "runners high". I have to do the treadmill here in Phoenix, as it was a balmy 118 degrees today.... but did so while watching Game of Thrones and did sprints every time the storyli... Read more

  • Running and Dancing

    6/19/2017 2:51:28 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Very interesting weekend. I learned to swing dance, had some great burgers, ran my first 5k, and had a very enjoyable weekend with a very enjoyable woman. The date we had planned was cut short because we were running late for the swing dancing, but it was made up by some enjoyable talk and whatnot d... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/19/2017 10:57:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a phone interview for a 2 month contract position as an office administrator. i know i will do well. i have done some research online on the company, so i will have some knowledge about the company before i speak with them. my daughter is rooting for me to get it and so are quite a few people... Read more

  • really? cauliflower? really?

    6/18/2017 4:07:29 PM, by HEALTHYDANIMCP

    So I took the woman I'm working with to Pita Jungle for lunch... I love their healthier options and the food always tastes great. So..... I went to log in my information to SparkPeople only to find no prior information. I went on to Pita Jungles nutrition website and to my shock and horror (OK...a b... Read more

  • infertility sucks

    6/17/2017 9:38:03 PM, by HEALTHYDANIMCP

    I am so thankful for this summer job. Providing care for the elderly is very rewarding... and it's easier work than teaching for sure. But I saw a big part of my life going differently.... especially as I get older. I'm 32 and not yet a mom. I see young moms everywhere now, at the store, at sc... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    6/17/2017 2:29:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am keeping cool and so is my daughter today. the next few days are going to be really warm here. she reminded me this morning to keep hydrated throughout the day today and i reminded her the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • there's left over pizza in the fridge and that's awesome

    6/16/2017 11:56:05 PM, by HEALTHYDANIMCP

    So.... I don't do leftovers. Or rather... leftovers will last about 10 minutes in my fridge only to be consumed while catching up on Game of Thrones (premiere countdown mode!). I'm a self proclaimed compulisive eater that only lives in "one-derland" because I constantly excercise. I know I can final... Read more

  • Life is Short...

    6/15/2017 8:23:59 PM, by HEALTHYDANIMCP

    So I'm a teacher with summers off... teaching in AZ doesn't provide a hefty income, but it's super reqarding work. During the summer the past 2 years I've been working with a friends' grandma, providing respite care for her family while they go on vacation. Grandma has severe dementia.... sever... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/15/2017 1:49:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a different place today regarding a different job that would go for two months. i will know more about it tomorrow, when i go to the agency that has the job available. in the meantime, i am doing bits of things and keeping cool. tomorrow, and for the rest of the weekend, it is supposed ... Read more

  • Back..again

    6/15/2017 12:52:20 AM, by HEALTHYDANIMCP

    Welp... here I am again... trying not to beat myself up too badly... I've maintained a 50 pound weight loss for 6 years now, I'm very active, and my overall health has been better than it ever was in my early 20's! So... why can't the rest of this weight go? I really don't know... but I've los... Read more

  • Circles, but Not Spirals

    6/14/2017 3:55:23 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I keep ending up combining the worst items together to create my own "perfect storm". Stress/anxiety, lack of sleep, a world of temptations, and a busy schedule (which makes me miss workouts) always leads to a bad place for me. All I have to do is fix one, and the others typically follow, unless I... Read more

  • Circles, but Not Spirals

    6/14/2017 3:54:39 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I keep ending up combining the worst items together to create my own "perfect storm". Stress/anxiety, lack of sleep, a world of temptations, and a busy schedule (which makes me miss workouts) always leads to a bad place for me. All I have to do is fix one, and the others typically follow, unless I... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/14/2017 9:38:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i came across some clothes i had not worn in a while. so i tried them on the other day and they are fitting me really well. when i had the job, i treated myself to some nice clothes. i wore some of the nice clothes yesterday and i received so many compliments and felt more confident. my daughter has... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/13/2017 1:23:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    a less hot and humid day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 4,000 CALORIES?! and a date.

    6/12/2017 3:20:47 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I have a weird personality trait that I had virtually forgotten about. When I receive a particularly large amount of praise, my body rebels by messing me up through self-sabotage. I generally eat between 1600 and 2000 kcal a day. On Saturday, I ate 2000+. It wasn't a big deal. It was probably within... Read more

  • Gotta Have It

    6/10/2017 5:36:22 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    For the longest time I have wanted the Fitbit Charge 2 but could never really afford it. I'm not working right not so I still can't really afford it but with that being said mom and I both have a Kohl's charge card and it's so dangerous. So mom got a Kohl's ad in the mail last week. In that sa... Read more

  • Dinner yum 👅 Portabella pizza

    6/9/2017 9:36:56 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

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  • Dinner yum 👅

    6/9/2017 9:36:45 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

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  • Walking 🚶

    6/9/2017 9:33:27 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

    Learning to love ❤️ walking my dog. I am walking her in the evenings and boy is she ready every night for her walk, waiting wagging her tail. We walk in the cemetery behind my house. It feels like a nice 👍 Country walk in the big city 🌃.... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/9/2017 10:43:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about, enjoying the weather. have a terrific day and a great weekend,everyone! all of the birds say cheep,cheep!... Read more

  • My Mom is so smart

    6/7/2017 1:06:11 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey all, My is Mom 89, she did WW when it first started, one of the many things she learned was when making a sandwich toast one piece of Bread, and then cut it in half, thru the bread. So it looks like a whole sandwich! I was going to Curves one day with friends and I told them that, they sai... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/7/2017 10:27:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! i got to see my daughter play soccer last night! she had a great time, and so did all of the girls who played. they did not win the game, yet no one was upset by it. there was a lot of laughter and smiles. i have some errands to run. i am up for another job... Read more

  • Stressful Time...

    6/6/2017 2:23:15 PM, by ALLEYCATTUS

    It is that time again when I am going for my 6 monthly check up with the Oncologist... it has been 7 years now almost, and the fear is still there at the back of my mind every time I go. One never really forgets... it's just that one tries to stay positive throughout everything...it is certainly the... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/6/2017 10:42:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am slowly and steadily going about my day. my daughter has a soccer game tonight, after supper. i will definitely be there, unless i hear otherwise about the game. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • picture this.

    6/6/2017 10:24:08 AM, by PEGGY11

    Every time I see "spark streaker" award, I picture someone running around our spark pages with no clothes on. LOL.... Read more

  • It's (Not) a Priority

    6/5/2017 12:42:05 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    It's definitely getting to that point where I'm having to make decisions based on priority. The current priority list is, unfortunately: Family Social School Food Workout Relaxation Lately, family, social, school, and food have taken the place of workouts over and over. Despite losi... Read more

  • Not smoking.

    6/3/2017 8:19:06 PM, by PEGGY11

    I smoked my last cigarette at noon on May 24. Some days it has been hard and I have been eating much more although trying not to. Got a call from my youngest son today. He stopped smoking just over a month ago. I guess we are going to be a non-smoking family. I cooked some chicken gizz... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/2/2017 10:56:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a bright and sunny day here today! woo hoo! i will be getting outdoors to enjoy it in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/1/2017 11:02:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    despite the weather on tuesday, my daughter and her soccer team did play. they ended up winning the game and my daughter scored two goals! woo hoo! today, i am back on the job search. i am taking it one step at a time. i want to be in even better health than i am now. i find that being regularly act... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    5/31/2017 10:00:26 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I graduated last Friday with my Bachelor's in Human Ecology: Dietetics, with a minor in Chemistry. But I feel like I didn't deserve it, that I could have done better and did not do the level of work expected of me. Anyway, I'm now looking for a job, but my old job at the restaurant is asking me to c... Read more

  • Reflection

    5/31/2017 10:09:19 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    It's so weird looking back to where I was in August 2016 and comparing to me now. It's actually gotten to the point that I'm referring to the self I was then as "Old me" (and the me I'm working towards as "future me" and current me as "new Matt"). I'm dramatically smaller. I'm happier. I'm not... Read more

  • The Future is Changing

    5/30/2017 12:40:00 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I feel like I messed up last week (and every week since March). I realized what my issue is over and over again, but I haven't done anything about it. My immediate goals were crushed and I did well to defeat the sense of self I had. Without the self-hate, I found myself slowing down, because there w... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/30/2017 10:07:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i decided to stop going to that particular job. it was too much for my body to handle. my daughter is so relieved. she was very concerned about my health the whole time i had this job. my family and friends were very concerned,too. now they can all relax and not be so worried about me. they all thou... Read more