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Monday, November 29, 2010


emoticon I can feel myself gaining weight and I really don't want to step on a scale and see the numbers right now. This is my own fault.

emoticon I have been using school as an excuse and I shouldn't be. I have been struggling in my Pharmacology class so I put off working out to be able to study more. So, I have to figure out a way to study and workout at the same time. I'm very weird when it comes to studying... I usually have to be in complete silence to be able to absord it all it... so I gotta figure out something.

emoticon The family gym membership my parents bought has expired so I have been using that as an excuse to not workout even though I can go to the base gym for free. I have this fear of gyms... i know it's a little I feel like a complete idiot when I go to a new gym cause all the machinery is different. I just need to suck it up and start going after school again!

emoticon After failing my fitness test by 1.8 points I had gotten pretty bummed out about working out. I actually worked out and prepared for this way more than I ever have before and failing didn't help at all. I have to retest in February and I just realized the other day that I have about 11 weeks left to start training again... sooo here I go!

emoticon FOOOOOD! I like food wayyyyy too much. I have not been able to get this part under control AT ALL! This is by far my biggest struggle. I do good for awhile and then I get sick of eating healthy and eat all the fattening foods ever made! So, I need to start packing my lunch for work again and maybe prewriting what I'm going to have for lunch at school.

emoticon But other than that everything else has been going great! Abbie is doing great in school... talks a little too much though lol. She's going to be 7 in four weeks!!! It feels like she was just born! Me and the boyfriend are doing great...we have our moments though lol. He moved in with me in October and I'm excited about the holidays together. I have a happy little family :]

emoticon I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Stay strong during the holidays cause I sure need all the encouragement I can get!

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SIRA5106 11/29/2010 8:42PM

    i am the same way with studying.. i have to go to the "silent" room in the library to get anything accomplished but then it feels like banishment. i have read while speed walking hills on the treadmill before and surprisingly retained a lot of the information when talking about it in class.. so maybe you can try that. i'd walk between 3.7 and 4 mph on the random hill setting at level 10. it burns like 200 calories in 30 minutes..

i love food too and feel the same way.. i can eat the healthy stuff for a couple months but then i get bored with it and go for all of the bad stuff for a while. about the gym thing though.. i used to be gym rat but i have On Demand digital cable and it has lots of free workout dvd's. i love 30 day shred and they need hardly any space at all and i use 2 water bottles for weights. it's cheap and quick and constantly varied so i don't get bored plus we were already paying for the cable so im saving some money not buying the gym membership.

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August Refelection

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

emoticon So, I'm just going to throw it out there and say I did completely awful the months of August. I didn't go as many Zumba classes as I should have, didn't even try to do Shred, didn't even try to find weight lifting training to do, etc. I didn't even meet my goal to losing 5 lbs by the BSB concert. And I can put all my excuses to why but you know what... THERE IS NO EXCUSE! I failed miserably this month.

emoticon And I know this shouldn't be an excuse either but school started back up for me. So my goals while I'm in school is to watch what I eat and work out as much as possible. I will have no life until may 2011. I'll only be able to check in every once in awhile :[

emoticon I hope everyone has a great week and their sparks stay lit :]

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YINYANGSJM 9/12/2010 12:02PM

    August seemed like a rough month for a lot of people. Don't look at it as failing, just know that you have to get back on track. I know you can do this, if nothing else start with baby steps...start with healthy eating, then add in the exercise bit by bit. Doing any exercise is better than doing none. Good luck with the rest of September!

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ASHESS85 8/31/2010 4:10PM

    I failed too unfortunately. You have the right idea though! There's not much else you can do except start again. emoticon

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Reflect on July Goals and etc.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

emoticonThese were my July goals

1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day - this use to never be a problem for me but I have been slacking

2. Eat out only 1-2 times a week - this will be hard!

3. Do 30 DS every day or every other day.

4. Do at least 30 min exercising 3-4 days a week.

5. Snack on fruits and veggies!


1. I actually filled up my water bottle almost everyday and would refill it I don't know how many times during the day! So, I def met ths goal.

2. There was only a couple times where I ate out 3 times week. This has actually gotten easier for me to do too because since I moved out I don't have a lot of extra spending money.

3. I didn't so Shred at all. I can't figure out what is up with my DVD player. lol So this is still a work in progress

4. I tried making it to Zumba three days a week and if not I would try to run on the treadmill or go to the YMCA and do the elliptical.

5. I have been snacking a lot on fruits and veggies but I still like my 100 calorie pack sweetness stuff :]

Overall, I think I actually did pretty well with my goals besides the Shred. lol. So I'm still going to keep these goals and hopefully figure out what is up with my DVD player. I am also going to add another goal -
6. Do more strength training. - I really would like to tone up some areas and I know cardio isn't going to help that much on that so I need to lift some weights!!!

emoticon So, I want to confess this crazy fear I have. I absolutely hate going to Zumba classes by myself. If Tasha or my other friend Shauna can't go with me I don't go. I don't know what it is but I just don't like going to those type of things by myself. For the longest time I actually hated going to the gym by myself but I have gotten over that fear. lol. I just don't know what it is. Luckily, at least one of them have been able to go to Zumba with me but when our schedules get crazy again I don't know what I'm going to do! I need to get over this fear. lol.

emoticon I have 3 1/2 lbs to lose in 3 weeks before the BSB concert!!!! I was actually surprised when I saw the number on the scale this morning because I haven't worked out since last Thursday, I'm about to start, and I haven't been eating all that great. It's going to catch up to me though because I leave for vacation on Sunday!! I really hope I have the willpower to not engorge all the yummy foods and actually do some fun working out while I'm on vacation. We;ll see what the scale says when I return!

emoticon My daughter starts 1st grade in 3 weeks and I start school in 4 weeks!!!! I am so not ready for school to start back up. My daughter sure is ready to go back though. Between the two of our schedules I'm going to be crazy busy and I really will need to make work out appointments just so I can get them in!!! It's going to a crazy school year for the both of us!

emoticon I hope all you lovely Sparkers have a great rest of the week and a fantabulous weekend!!!

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YINYANGSJM 8/5/2010 1:21AM

    You did great on your July goals. I don't like going to exercise classes by myself either. I don't know why because I don't mind lifting weights or doing cardio alone. It's not like anybody is watching me but I was always afraid of messing up and having people notice. Get some relaxing in these last couple of weeks before the craziness starts up again!

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    I did really good the first 1/2 of the month. Let myself down pretty bad!!! I am starting over...with my goals, etc., Hope evertone has done better than me...

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I Got A Question...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

So, all you ladies out there.... How in the world do you get through TOM? I have got to admit that getting through TOM is by far the worst thing for me to do. It usually happens the week before I start, I don't want to workout, just stay lazy and not even have the motivation to do anything. I want to eat everything in site and it's like if I eat reduced calorie sweet stuff it's not good enough and I want to eat all the callories and fattening food in the world. Maybe it's all just in my mind bt it absolutely sucks.
So, I just want to know what do you ladies do?

Have a great weekend emoticon

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PSFITMOMMY413 8/3/2010 4:33PM

    It's just mental. I don't have strong cravings and just refuse to give into them. It's just not worth it (I'm pregnant now and have stll been saying the same thing, even though it makes other pregnant ladies want to smack me)

Also, I have found that exercise = energy for me, so even if I'm a little tired, I push myself to get to the gym because I know I'll feel better after.

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    Ugh, same here. Been MIA for a bit because I was going through that. Sometimes it sucks being a girl.

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FITBECKSRN24 8/2/2010 5:00PM

    when you find the answer let me know! LOL

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RUNNINGMAMA4 7/31/2010 12:37PM

    i am the SAME way it sucks so BAD i can tell a wk before as well cause i just want to EAT !! i try my best to keep it in mind that i don't NEED that stuff mind over matter so to speak

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FITNESSPAM72 7/31/2010 12:03PM

    I think you should just give up on the Low fat stuff , get the fatning thing . that is what your body is craving.

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Its My One Year SparkVersary!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

emoticon Today marks the day that Ihave been on Spark for one year. As of today I'm weighing in at 154.2 lbs. It's not the number I thought I would be at but at least I haven't gained everything back. I have met so many amazing people on this site and they have all encouraged me to keep going. I have learned a lot from this aite. I just need to get gung ho about it but who knows when that will hapepn. Itll happen when it happens. I must say I am very proud that I have not given completely up. Just taking it a little bit at a time :

emoticon I have 4 pounds to lose to lose in 5 weeks!!!! So, I need to lose one pound a week to get to my goal that I made with the bestie! I have been working out a lot more than usual. I have been going to Zumba as much as I can and I have been adding some cardio here and there. I really need to start up 30 DS again. I keep making the excuse that my living room is too small but I just need to get over it. lol. I CAN DO IT!!!

emoticon I became an aunt again :] On July 22, 2010, at 10:47pm, my nephew, Tytus Anthony came into the world! It was absolutely amazing and my sister did an awesome job!!! Her boyfriend did great too! I was so happy when they told my that they wanted me to stay in the delivery room. When my sister had my niece I wasn't able to be in the delivery room because I didn't have a baby sitter so I was so excited to see my nephew's birth! Hopefully they'll be coming home today and the family has been doing great :]

*proud Auntie Ashie*

emoticon Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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YINYANGSJM 7/25/2010 4:51PM

    Happy anniversary and congratulations on your new nephew...he is sweet!!! You will have no trouble getting those 5lbs off, especially with Tahie working on it with ladies are Zumba queens :). Have a great week!!!

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MICHCLEARY 7/24/2010 1:36PM

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! Hope you keep on going and have great success. You can do it!

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JNPRGR8T 7/24/2010 10:02AM

  Happy Anniversary

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MEGA_MILES 7/24/2010 9:58AM

    Congratulations. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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