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20 pounds of grief weight gone
Thursday, December 11, 2014      6 comments

November 8 and December 8 were the 1 year anniversaries of my parents' passing. I have made so many changes in the last 2 months. In September, I decided to go gluten free because of all the digestive issues I was having. What a difference!... Read more
I am an addict
Monday, October 27, 2014      4 comments

I've always known that I love carbs. I love bread and cookies and pasta and cake and and and......you get the idea. Since discovering that I am sensitive to carbs, following a gluten free diet for the past few weeks, I have pretty much gott... Read more
A Successful Gluten Free Thanksgiving and a 100 pound mistake.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      4 comments

This was my first gluten free holiday and I did very well. I hosted my inlaws and some friends and made a turkey. I managed to make some tasty stuffing that was gluten free, and I didn't tell anyone it was gluten free until the end. Managed to s... Read more
I lost 10 pounds of Grief
Saturday, October 04, 2014      5 comments

When I joined SP the first time, I weighed 250 and I got down to 218. Then my parents became ill...and I went back up to 250. Then my parents passed away and when I finally had the guts to get on the scale I was 280. 3o pounds of grief weigh... Read more
Becoming What I Despise: A lesson in humility
Monday, September 15, 2014      4 comments

Hello Sparkfriends! What an incredible journey that I have been on since I have come back to SP. This is really hard to admit: I have always had a deep down dislike/hatred for people with food sensitivities. I know that people with a... Read more
Walking Myself Whole
Thursday, September 04, 2014      2 comments

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for all your encouragement. It's good to be back. I am humbled and encouraged. Your messages brought tears to my eyes. It's hard to be back and be heavier when I started the first time. It's hard to l... Read more
Starting Over as an Orphan
Friday, May 23, 2014      5 comments

Well, this last year has been so hard. I lost both my parents in November and December of 13. I have worked through some of my grief and now I am ready to work on me again. 266. My horrible starting number. I was 250 when I starte... Read more
A beautiful day
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      2 comments

After having snow/hail just 4 days ago, We have had sun and warmer temperatures. I went for a run/walk this morning and it feels good to be out in the sunshine. Made my fam eat fish for dinner last night. I feel as though God is saying, "S... Read more
High Cholesterol
Monday, April 15, 2013      2 comments

Well, this week I went to see my doctor and because I've had these strange spots appear on my face under my eye. She's pretty sure it's high cholesterol so I am going to do a blood test tomorrow. Both my parents have high cholesterol and my d... Read more
One step forward, one back
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      7 comments

Took me all morning to convince myself to go to the gym today. (Back) But I went anyway (forward) I need to do some weight training so I find that body pump classes are great for me. I was a bit late so when I ducked my head into the class i... Read more
A nice surprise
Monday, January 21, 2013      5 comments

I serve a good God who provides for my needs. I am still struggling with food but I have made a commitment that I am going to start by being active consistently first and then really work on the food once I have a habit of activity going ag... Read more
Not Discouraged
Monday, January 14, 2013      2 comments

Well one week in. I have tracked a few days, I've exercised a bit, and I've binged a bit. My week in a nutshell. I've gotten on the scale today and I am the same. No weight lost but not a surprise considering my slip ups. I am not discouraged... Read more
Jumping Back in
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      5 comments

I have realized that the thing I am really good at is eating through my emotions. I joined sp in December of 2011 and for the first half of the year I lost almost 30 pounds. Then I had the most difficult year of my life. Both my par... Read more
Being Honest
Thursday, November 01, 2012      7 comments

My dad went into emerg again this week. This month he has been in the hospital more than not. I have gained another pound so I now am up to 236. So 18 pounds up total since July. I began sp in December weighing 246, so I am still 10 ... Read more
Walking out of this thing
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      4 comments

Thank you for checking up on me. I have managed to eat my way through my stress and have gained 18 pounds from where I was in July. I am still down 10 from the start of my journey, where I began in December. So, I am determined to end this ... Read more

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