Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Guess who isn't obese anymore?
Saturday, September 10, 2011      300 comments

Guess what? Are you ready for this? When I woke up this morning I weighed and guess what? I lost an ASTOUNDING 5.2 lbs this week. I weigh 189 friggin' pounds. I am in the 180's. The best part? I am no longer obese. My BMI has gone down from 41.8... Read more
Don't flay me when I tell you what I did today.....
Sunday, September 04, 2011      41 comments

But.....I walked 10 miles. :0) BEFORE you start throwing virtual tomatoes at me PLEASE hear me out. Yesterday I decided to try to walk my 5 miles. I of course did not and will not EVER use ankle weights again. I decided to just give the 5 mile w... Read more
By golly I think the butterfly has fully emerged from her cocoon and is starting to FLY!!!
Saturday, September 03, 2011      50 comments

I am in such good spirits today. This last year has been a year of transformation. I blogged on that a while back. About how I was the fat caterpillar who was finally starting to emerge from her cocoon as a butterfly. Now I feel like the fully g... Read more
Reflections on the scale, my leg, and student teaching
Sunday, August 21, 2011      27 comments

Good morning my lovely spark peeps. I survived my first week without a single cup of coffee. I should SO get an award for that. I LOVE coffee. I have this little percolator that makes the most delicious coffee in the world. But the Periodon... Read more
Am I gonna see dead people?
Friday, August 12, 2011      56 comments

Good morning Spark friends. Today is the big day. I get to go drop 2 grand at the periodontist today. I have 6 teeth with really bad receding gum tissue. But my 2 front lower teeth are the absolute worst. You know that stringy thing c... Read more
This single mommy has the boohoo blues & needs to blog about it!
Thursday, August 11, 2011      43 comments

Hello spark friends. I am sitting here bawling like a little girl so I am going to blog my feelings so that I can get the tears/anxiety out and enjoy the first "me" day that I have had in a long time. Most of you know that I am a single mo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Today I have an attitude of gratitude......
Monday, August 01, 2011      100 comments

Hi everyone. I am not one of those "daily bloggers." I usually try not to blog unless I hit a huge milestone. Like hitting ONEderland. Etc. But I feel the need to blog today, because I have a lot on my mind. I guess most of you know that I ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I finally made it to ONEderland and on the way there I lost a 7 yr. old boy & a very fat cat!
Monday, July 25, 2011      339 comments

This is the blog I have been waiting SO LONG to write. It has been 11 months, 1 week, and 2 days since I first began my weight loss journey. And finally, FINALLY, my hard work has paid off. This once super obese woman (for those of you who don't... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One of these days the boys will STOP calling me FAT! (Poke your eyes out before body pics included)
Friday, July 08, 2011      361 comments

Hi everyone. As most of you know, I am single. I have been single probably since Moses parted the Red Sea. Okay, well maybe not that long, but it feels like it. It has been almost 8 1/2 years. Dating at 38 years old is bad enough. Dating at 38 a... Read more
A poem about my journey so far
Thursday, July 07, 2011      26 comments

My name is Shelby. I am 38. I've lost 58 lbs and I feel GREAT. When I started this journey, I was fat and unfit. I weighed 267 and I felt like sh*t. I was tired of looking in the mirror and hating my reflection. My weight kept on c... Read more
Paying attention to my body and NOT the scale.....
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      16 comments

Hi everyone. For those of you who did not catch it in the message boards, I recently told on myself for a very sick and unhealthy obsession I have. I am a chronic weigher. I weigh in the morning, at night, after everything I eat, and even after ... Read more
My favorite quote....and what it means to me
Thursday, June 23, 2011      11 comments

"Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you. If you've never tasted bitterness, sweet is just another pleasant flavor on your tongue." Khalil Jibran. This is my all time favorite quote. I think it can be related to a... Read more
I hit my bottom when I tipped the scale at 267 lbs....
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      18 comments

Hi. My name is Shelby. And I wanted to tell you a little bit about my story. I am halfway to my goal weight so this is not my "I hit my weight loss goal" success story, but it is a success story nevertheless because I am here to tell you, I had ... Read more

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