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  • Coasting like West Miami Beach

    10/23/2017 8:36:42 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've been "coasting" for a while now. I've got a lot of good habits in place and I'm still technically working towards a goal, but there isn't really a goal I'm resonating with at the moment. I eat and workout at the minimal effort level, doing just enough. Unsurprisingly, my weight loss has stalled... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/21/2017 1:27:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a lovely dinner out the other night. today, i will be heading out with a good friend of mine to celebrate that i got a job. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • woo hoo!!

    10/20/2017 4:08:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this afternoon that i got the job! i start on monday of next week and i am really looking forward to getting back into the working world! i will celebrate later! i got a big hug and congrats from my daughter once i told her the news! she's at the local park with several of her friends an... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/19/2017 2:18:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning for a part time job. i have already looked up information on the company and i have noted the directions on how to get to the company and back home. my daughter says hi! today i am taking it easy errand wise. it is a beautiful sunny day here, so i am going out... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/18/2017 9:55:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i went to see the movie victoria and abdul yesterday and i really enjoyed it. i am looking forward to when the new thor movie comes out in november. i am a huge thor fan! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Great blog I Read

    10/17/2017 11:10:41 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    Food addiction is a struggle with sin. This is a great read! "At the root of my food problems are heart issues that can’t be diagnosed or excused by a doctor." https://www.thegospelcoalition
    .org/article/my-struggle-t
    o-smash-food-idol... Read more

  • glucose up

    10/17/2017 12:48:47 PM, by PEGGY11

    303 Did blood and urine tests last week. Saw doctor today. He is not happy. since I quit smoking I have eaten too much and too many sweets. gained over ten pounds. He has given me a month to eat right and get my blood sugars in line. I guess that means making meal plans. Donèt like the ones h... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/17/2017 11:05:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to catch up on some errands and to go see a movie. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/17/2017 11:05:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to catch up on some errands and to go see a movie. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/14/2017 3:44:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are just taking it easy today. we may go to the local park after dinner today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Get Strong, Sleep Long, and Keep On Keepin' On!

    10/13/2017 1:10:07 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Mood's been better lately, I think because of the carb increase. My hunger has been well sated. I still have a sweet tooth, but the sheer quantity of food I've been eating makes it so I don't want to eat any more (surprising how much food you can fit in your diet and keep calories low). Weight still... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/13/2017 10:09:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    today is a day for me to catch up on some errands and to do some of my online courses, too. i am still actively looking for work. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/11/2017 1:50:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    it feels more like fall now here, weather wise. my daughter and i will be going to a concert later this month to see one of her favourite bands. it has been a while since we have gone to see a concert. i know that both of us will enjoy it and have lots of fun. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have ... Read more

  • Mild Update

    10/11/2017 9:51:11 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, I figured out why I'm sleepy. It's due to chest congestion and sheer weariness. The chest congestion has been getting worse since the beginning of fall. If it keeps up, I may need to see someone. I've been pushing myself harder at the gym unbeknownst to me. The big change is that I'm not holding... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/10/2017 2:25:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend and so did my daughter! she has a halloween party and dance coming up at her school and she is really looking forward to both. she definitely wants to go trick or treating this year and she already has her costume in mind. i am still deciding what costume i want to wear for the... Read more

  • Carbs, Focus, Sleepy

    10/9/2017 3:07:21 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Had today off for Columbus Day, so I spent the day cleaning my room. Why is this important? Well, I'm been doing a lot of mind-body connection meditation, because I'm shifting from cutting (losing weight) to bulking (gaining muscle). My focus was super duper heavily on the scale, so I'm trying not t... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/6/2017 10:40:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter has the day off school today. she and one of her friends are going to the movies this afternoon. as for me, i may go to the movies this afternoon,too, after i get some much needed errands finished. so far, i have not heard anything yet regarding the job i applied for at the job fair on w... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/5/2017 10:20:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good day the other day. i feel that the job interview went very well and i will hear back from the company by this saturday at the latest. i am off in a while to the job fair. then i have a follow up doctor's appointment later in the afternoon. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/4/2017 3:45:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a different kind of a job interview today for a place i like to buy my clothes at. it was done group style yet it was not the least bit intimidating. i will know by this saturday whether or not i got the job. i am heading to a job fair tomorrow to see what other kinds of jobs are out there and... Read more

  • Working

    10/4/2017 11:50:46 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    In other news, this morning I signed up for a virtual race. It's 22.5 miles, but you simply track your time and distance as you accumulate it (so, you don't have to do the full distance in one shot). My goal is to finish it in a week. I want all my miles logged to be completely outside of the gym. N... Read more

  • New Measures

    10/3/2017 2:18:11 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Some time in the next day or two, I'm shifting goals. A bit longer term, I'm shifting focus. I am now going to be focused on growing stronger, more muscular, and I'd like to increase my social ability back up to snuff. My measures will no longer be the goal and will be less emphasized of my waist si... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/3/2017 11:19:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! my daughter says hi! i am taking it easy today and not doing too much. tomorrow and thursday are busy days for me this week. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/2/2017 7:07:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today. i am getting ready for halloween and so is my daughter. she is still deciding what she wants to be for halloween this year. i will be going to a halloween party near the end of the month. i have a few ideas on what costume i will wear and what i will be. all of the birds ... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/29/2017 11:46:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    i got my medical tests done yesterday. i will know all of the results by the time i see my doctor next week for a follow up. my daughter says hi. she is already talking about what she wants to wear for halloween. i am planning to go to a halloween party. i have not done that for years. a good friend... Read more

  • Humility and realizations

    9/28/2017 3:16:23 PM, by BABSAWRITER

    I am feeling rather humbled by all the very sweet and supportive comments on my last post and reminded that none of us are in this alone. So many times I feel alone on my journey--and coming to Sparkpeople helps me remember that I do have support. And in a way, I find the support here more supp... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/28/2017 11:19:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much cooler day here today. i just got back after completing the blood tests my doctor asked me to do. i will know the results of these ones, as well as the heart test i had earlier this month. i have lost about 2 pounds this week and i feel great! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,c... Read more

  • It's My Birthday!!!

    9/27/2017 12:42:30 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I am now 32 years old with 2 kids. Life, educationally, is moving in the right direction. Once my education is complete the sky is the limit. I am on my way to getting a better job with a better paycheck and better hours. Hours that are better for having kids. As well as a paycheck that is mor... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/27/2017 10:36:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the last hot and humid day here for the rest of the week. i have a lecture to attend this evening. it is part of the university in the community program that runs during the fall and winter time and i want to see what it is all about. there is absolutely no charge for this lecture series. it will gi... Read more

  • Annotation of mood

    9/26/2017 3:53:32 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I wanted to remind myself of the state I'm in right now. I want to surround myself with action. I want to find a purpose and pursue it so relentlessly that people find me utterly ridiculous. I want to get to the point where people see me and think, "There's that guy who's put his life and soul int... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/26/2017 11:30:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. i do have a few errands to run. then i will stay where it is cooler for the rest of the afternoon. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Small Victory

    9/25/2017 11:54:05 AM, by BABSAWRITER

    I was at the doctor's office today for my 6 week follow-up. My blood pressure went from 147/90 to 120/80! And I'm down 5 pounds. This news has only served to make me even more determined to get myself in shape and to keep going. Actually I knew my weight was down--I wasn't so sure about the bl... Read more

  • Very Frustrated

    9/25/2017 11:25:05 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I don't think I've been this frustrated with myself in quite some time. I'm not sure why, but my weight simply isn't dropping. The only things I can think of are a) I'm no longer taking Hydroxycut, b) maybe my TDEE is lower than I expected, c) my workouts aren't at the level I think they are, and/... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/25/2017 10:07:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. the next few days will be like that. then by thursday it will be much cooler and more like fall weather. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/23/2017 1:35:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! we are keeping cool and well hydrated today. we may go to the beach later on and enjoy the water. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more