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Success in 2014 - 2nd Four Weeks

Monday, February 24, 2014

I have completed the second four weeks of my plan to get me healthy.

Weighed in, measurements taken, fit test done - how did I do?

SW on SparkPeople: 148 lbs (4/23/12)
2014 SW: 188.4 lbs
1st 4wks: 179.2 lbs 9.2 lbs (1/27/14)
2nd 4wks: 177.6 lbs 10.8 lbs (2/23/14)
Mini Goal: 172.4 lbs by March 1st, 2014
Mini Goal: 156.4 lbs by May 1st, 2013
Mini Goal: 140.4 lbs by July 1st, 2013
SparkPeople GW: 130 lbs by August 15th, 2014


Bust: -1 in total -2.5 ins
Chest: -.25 ins total -2 ins
Waist: -1.75 ins total -3 ins
Hips: +.25 ins total -2.5 ins
Upper Arms: +.50 ins total -0 ins
Upper Thighs: -0 ins total -1.5 ins
Calfs: -3.5 ins total -3 ins
Total inches lost: -5.75 ins total -14.5 ins


1 min pushups: +13 total +20
1 min crunches: +1 total +13
3 min Heart Rate Step Test: -40 beats per min


My Goals:
To live a healthier more active life with my beloved husband, kids, and friends.

To learn how to better balance my work, home, school life, and still find time to focus on me any my health.

Control my emotional/stress eating and keep my workout routine going.


My Program:
*Track my food at least 5 days a week - emoticon

*Eat 5+ Fruits/Veggies at least 5 days a week - emoticon

*Drink at least 96 ozs of water a day - emoticon

*Limit processed foods - consious of it everyday

*Prepare my lunches for the week each Sunday - emoticon

* Go to gym during lunch at least 4 days a week and workout at home 2 days a week - out of my planned 24 days to workout during the last 4 weeks...I worked out 23 days = 96%


I had a lot more personal and work challenges this second 4 weeks. And I did not handle them emotionally well when it came to food. I did not have the progress I would have liked to have seen. But I did make some progress, so that is better than no progress or going backwards.


I am taking control of my life this year. I will not keep yo-yoing through my health. It is time to make things happen. This third four weeks WILL be better!!!

  
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03BFISCHER 2/25/2014 9:17AM

    Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog and for your support!!!!

My trainer is satisfied with my results. And as I take a second look, I guess they aren't so bad. I did make progress.

Thank you again!!

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MNCYCLIST 2/25/2014 7:45AM

    You're doing a great job, keep it up, one step at a time, one day at a time!

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Success in 2014 - 1st Four Weeks

Monday, January 27, 2014

I have completed the first four weeks of my plan to get me healthy.

Weighed in, measurements taken, fit test done - how did I do?

SW on SparkPeople: 148 lbs (4/23/12)
2014 SW: 188.4 lbs
1st 4wks: 179.2 lbs emoticon 9.2 lbs (1/27/14)
Mini Goal: 172.4 lbs by March 1st, 2014
Mini Goal: 156.4 lbs by May 1st, 2013
Mini Goal: 140.4 lbs by July 1st, 2013
SparkPeople GW: 130 lbs by August 15th, 2014


Bust: -1.5 ins
Chest: -1.75 ins
Waist: -1.25 ins
Hips: -2.75
Upper Arms: -.50 ins
Upper Thighs: -1.50 ins
Total inches lost: 8.75 ins


1 min pushups: +7
1 min crunches: +12
3 min Heart Rate Step Test: -40 beats per min


My Goals:
To live a healthier more active life with my beloved husband, kids, and friends.

To learn how to better balance my work, home, school life, and still find time to focus on me any my health.

Control my emotional/stress eating and keep my workout routine going.


My Program:
*Track my food at least 5 days a week - emoticon

*Eat 5+ Fruits/Veggies at least 5 days a week - emoticon

*Drink at least 96 ozs of water a day - emoticon

*Limit processed foods - consious of it everyday

*Prepare my lunches for the week each Sunday - emoticon

* Go to gym during lunch at least 4 days a week and workout at home 2 days a week - out of my planned 24 days to workout during the last 4 weeks...I worked out 18 days = 75%.....I will increase this the next 4 weeks.

*I have written my plan out on a six month calendar:
Complete P90 Level 1 by 1/18 emoticon , complete P90 Level 2 by 2/8, complete P90 Level 3 by 3/1, complete P90 Level 4 by 3/22, complete P90 Level 5 by 5/12, complete P90 Level 6 by 5/3, complete Jillian Michaels 28 Day Shred by 5/24, complete Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 by 6/21


I am taking control of my life this year. I will not keep yo-yoing through my health. It is time to make things happen.

  
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03BFISCHER 1/29/2014 8:51AM

    Thank you all for your support and encouragement!!!

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SUZIEQ1097 1/27/2014 5:33PM

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MPLSKEN 1/27/2014 4:32PM

    Now that's what I call a plan!!! emoticon
And, excellent progress already! emoticon
Keep it up! emoticon

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MOMMY445 1/27/2014 4:03PM

    what a great plan! best wishes on your journey! you can do this! you are worth it!

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BETRHO48 1/27/2014 3:57PM

    Outlining your plan and tracking progress will really help you get to your goal.
Making these changes permanent, especially after you reach your goal will help stop the yoyo-ing.

I've been on the yoyo string all my adult life. However, SparkPeople is truly a blessing to me and I am looking to see a permanent change this time.

Best wishes on your journey! emoticon

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Will You Take the Pledge With Me?

Thursday, January 02, 2014

My Pledge for 2014:

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Signed
Brigette/03bfischer January 2, 2014

  
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HOLLYM48 1/3/2014 1:49PM

    Sounds great! You can do it!

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MARYANNSQUEST 1/2/2014 1:36PM

    Brigette,

That is a fantastic pledge. I am so happy to see you back! emoticon You will be a Winner in your journey.
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Maryann

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Success in 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hello, I am a wife to a wonderful and supportive husband. I am a mother of two beautiful children, ages 6 and 4. My husband and I both work full-time. I am working on my BS in Accounting (graduate May 2015). My weight loss journey has been very up and down. My life is very stressful and I am an emotional eater. Things go wrong and get crazy, I give up and turn to crappy food. I lost 63 lbs and reached my goal back on Thanksgiving day 2011. I now have 58.4 lbs to loss. I am here to re-find my spark and gain a healthier me while trying to balance it all without turning to food.

Weighed in, measurements taken, fit test done - Ready, Set, GO!

SW on SparkPeople: 148 lbs (4/23/12)
2014 SW: 188.4 lbs
Mini Goal: 172.4 lbs by March 1st, 2014
Mini Goal: 156.4 lbs by May 1st, 2013
Mini Goal: 140.4 lbs by July 1st, 2013
SparkPeople GW: 130 lbs by August 15th, 2014


My Goals:
To live a healthier more active life with my beloved husband, kids, and friends.

To learn how to better balance my work, home, school life, and still find time to focus on me any my health.

Control my emotional/stress eating and keep my workout routine going.


My Program:
*Track my food at least 5 days a week

*Eat 5+ Fruits/Veggies at least 5 days a week

*Drink at least 96 ozs of water a day

*Limit processed foods

*Prepare my lunches for the week each Sunday

* Go to gym during lunch at least 4 days a week

*I have written my plan out on a six month calendar:
Complete P90 Level 1 by 1/18, complete P90 Level 2 by 2/8, complete P90 Level 3 by 3/1, complete P90 Level 4 by 3/22, complete P90 Level 5 by 5/12, complete P90 Level 6 by 5/3, complete Jillian Michaels 28 Day Shred by 5/24, complete Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 by 6/21

*3000+ steps a day just at work (I have a desk job, I have a pedometer that I wear just while I am at work. I aim to walk at least 3000 steps between 7 am and 4pm)

*Last year I ran my Third 5k: Goldy's Run 4/13/13, 30 degrees, 34:16 min (only 2.95 mile course) - Will be running this race again on 4/12/14

*My little sister (16 years younger than I) did the Tough Mudder last year. She is looking to do it again. I have till March to decide if that is something I want to try to do with her this year.


I will take control of my life this year. I will not keep yo-yoing through my health. It is time to make things happen.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOLDDUSTTWIN 1/7/2014 10:10AM

    emoticon You have emoticon achievable goals. Hang in there you can do it. emoticon So proud of you!

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WIO_ALISA 1/2/2014 11:11AM

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03BFISCHER 1/2/2014 10:59AM

    Thank you for taking the time to read my plan! And thank you for your support!

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DOLLFACEDX 1/2/2014 8:34AM

    LUUUUVVV the Mini Goals - these will be so helpful to keep you aware of your progress and on track.

Calendaring your plan is also a emoticon idea - benchmarking is a good accountability tool.

Your closing statement is the key to success - take control and make your journey what you choose it to be

Looking forward to reading about your progress and eventual success--I KNOW emoticon

Dolly

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PATTYKLAVER 1/2/2014 8:20AM

    You can do this!

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CARRIESUEM81 1/1/2014 11:04PM

    Yep Time to make it happen. When I seen that you had a ped. and were keeping track even w/ a office job I thought that was great. That is great you are going to the gym that much too and congrats working towards your BA, you have a lot of goals for this yr and I hope you meet/reach each and every one of them esp w/ the exercise those vids are no easy feat!! Take care and have a great year!!~~~ emoticon

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Not so great August

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I really fell off the wagon in August. Things started to really pile on towards the end of July and then snowballed into August. Things at work were crazy in July with vacations, my daughters dance class, my sons pregames, and my Summer class = beginning of land slide.

The last week of July/first week of August I was in the last two weeks of my Summer class and I was really struggling to keep up with the course work. The last week of class (first full week in August) a very close Uncle of mine who had been in the hospital since April and finally got to go back home on 7/27went back into the hospital. I was not getting enough time to study for the in class final I had signed up for. Got to class and had a full fledge panic attack and could not take the test. Thankfully my instructor had given a second option for the exam, take home 10 essay question exam. He allowed me to switch to that, which gave me a few more days.

But the next day was when I went into Urgent Care in such pain and was told I had an infection in my ear drum bone and was put on some very strong antibiotics. The antibiotics really kicked my butt, which made it very difficult to function let alone write essays. Two days later my Uncles wife, went into the ER, was life flighted to Des Moines, and put into a comma. Then my son started having some issues at daycare. So here I was in pain, getting my but kicked by drugs, trying to finish my final, my Uncle in the hospital and my Aunt two hours away from him in a comma. I feel off the wagon.

Exercise went out the window, healthy eating went out the window, and I crashed and burned. In two weeks time I gained 9 lbs.

The weekend of 9/17 I made a very long trip to Des Moines to visit my Aunt who was still in a comma and kidneys still not working. I then drove another two hours to see my Uncle who is still not out of the woods. I spent a lot of time with these two as a child. This was very hard on me and I was really struggling. Well, I am glad I went, 11 days after my Aunt went in the ER, she went home to her Lord in Heaven.

So the last week of August was very crazy. Monday trying to get a much work done as possible. Tuesday back to Iowa for a beautiful celebration of life. Wednesday trying to play catch-up at work and get to Meet the Teacher night for my son going into Kindergarten. And Thursday I had and ENT appointment because my ear was still bothering me. At my Drs appointment I came to find out I never had an ear drum bone infection and never needed to be tortured by such strong antibiotics. Do to all the stress in July, I had given myself TMJ/TMD! That was just great :o(

So, I have totally fallen out of routine. Exercise has become an after thought, all I want to do it eat junk. And I am just blah.

Tomorrow it is time to get things back on track and stop letting my team down. I have not been a very good Dawg this time around. And I have not been very supportive of all my great SparkFriends.

Today my son started Kindergarten, my Fall semester starts Friday (I have homework due by then already), and my daughter starts Preschool next Tuesday. Things are crazy as usual but time to get some focus back on the healthy me.

So I take the pledge again:

My Pledge:

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LULUTU 9/4/2013 11:46AM

    You got through and did what you had to do - no apologies required. You've been taking care of lots of other people - hopefully you'll have a chance to take care of yourself soon.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your aunt. I hope your uncle's health improves soon.

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/4/2013 11:17AM

    Blessings for your Aunt now in heaven and your family. Sometimes we just have to go with God's flow and it can not always be about us. Life comes at us fast and now that you have weathered the August storms, you have already come back stronger and more focused. Woo Hoo! We dawggies are one big pawsome pack and you do not let us down and we will not leave you behind. So glad that you are able to focus in, that weight gain is so stress temporary, let's kick it in the rear!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANEDOESSMILES 9/4/2013 12:33AM

    HI hon !! U HAVE NOT LET THE TEAM DOWN !! LIFE HAPPENS !!!! And it SURE HAS with you ALL at ONCE and THEN SOME !!!! It does to A LOT of us at some time. Last Fall I had moved to Aurora (Next to Denver,, a sub of it) CO, and I weighed I found out today (I WAS SHOCKED !!! Only 189 !! SO MUCH CLOSER to my GOAL !! BUt !!! I was living w/fam and I became EXTREMELY depressed,, taken advantage of $$$ Wise something UNREAL !!! SO I ATE AWAY my Problem with ths,,,cos they were costing me thousands of $$$$ !!)) I was also inside WAY MORAH then I had thought,, and the LBS CAME ON HARD !!!

By just b4 this chal,,,, I was UP TO 222 !!! I WAS/AM SHOCKED TO ITTY BItty of pieCES !!!! oh my GOODNESS !!! So now,,,I am back also back on track as you wish to be. Hon,,, I started off last chal,,, slow and built it up,, so I'd NOT become discouraged ! am now up to 120 mins a day, but !!! Its DONE SLOWLY over the day,, again so I do NOT become discouraged,, though I've been back to exer's now for about 12ish weeks. I am now working slowly on my eating,,, since June, I've been back in cal range, but NOT eating WELL AT ALL even within the range. Now I AM STILL NOT GR8 , but with the combo ofg the exer/ eating, I'm again losing about 1 to 3 lbs a week. THANKFULLY !!

So PLEASE DO NOT BE HARD ON URSELF (hmm this is the ALPHA DAWGGIE Speaking :) and take it SLOWLY with building up the exercise,,, week to week,, REJOIN US For the "inbetween chal" which will start up on week #9. (Chal is 8 weeks ),,,, and also work on staying in cal range,, once in range and ur comfy,,, it really does work as I did,,, to eat well.

MANY HUGS SWEETIE !! U've been THRU THE WRINGER AND So now the times,,, to come back into the kennel for ALSO LOVE AND HUGS !!

HUG !! I AM THE FIRST to personally give you one !

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/4/2013 12:14AM

    My condolences on the passing of your Aunt. TMJ can be a bugger, take care if you! We make a good sounding board here when the going gets rough!

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 9/3/2013 10:17PM

    So sorry about your Aunt it is such a helpless feeling watching people who are terminally ill. How fun to send your son to kindergarten, such a milestone and what an emotional event. School, all you can say is that it suck up every minute you have.

I would suggest that you commit to a 20 min block 3 times a week for a few weeks. Identify a space you can steal from everything else and just do that. Once everything is feeling a little less emotional you may be able to add more. As far as food goes, make a commitment to eat a healthy breakfast or lunch every day. Then identify a few foods that you really really shouldn't eat and avoid them for a couple of weeks.

Good luck in school Happy days for your son

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FULLOFFAITH 9/3/2013 10:07PM

    emoticon You can do it. Making your self a priority can be hard at times but emoticon emoticon

Lisa

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UMBILICAL 9/3/2013 10:03PM

  Climb back on.

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