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Back in the Game

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Since Jan. 15th, two weeks, I've been working out and tracking. I'm doing the 28 day Bootcamp Workout Challenge and I feel pretty good. I'm really proud of myself for sticking with it for two weeks. I love the strength training videos that are done once a day. I did skip out on working out and a video yesterday, Monday, but I'm making up for it and giving myself an "extra" day 7 tomorrow for week 2. I could not find the energy to do much of anything after work yesterday but I have to start slow. I'm only 12 weeks this Sunday out from having brain surgery.

I emoticon myself on Tuesdays, today I didn't gain but I didn't lose either, normally I would be too frustrated to continue but I'm not giving up this time. I'm going to take the positive and run with it, I didn't gain.

I want to make some short term goals for myself to maybe help motivate me or to help keep me going. Week three is 5 servings a day for fruits and veggies emoticon emoticon emoticon, always a hard one for me but I'm thinking with some planning I can do it. I also want to start getting those 8 glasses of water in daily. emoticon

I'm 5.6 pounds from a 10 pound loss, I want to reward myself, new pair of workout pants when complete. emoticon

  
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My Gaurdian Angel

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello. I've been through a lot these past couple of weeks and I thought it was blog worthy. It all started with the wrost headache of my life. I thought it was a sinus infection, it was so bad I was off work all week. Friday my husband and I headed to Target but he said my speech started to slur and it made him so nervous he took me to the ER. The ER gave me a CT scan and found bleeding in my brain. I was admitted to the ICU that night. Come to find out I suffered from a brain aneurysm, I'm only 29, so this can happen at any given time. I was then transferred to a hospital more equipped to take care of this type of issue. I was transported on a bumpy ambulance ride to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI, where they proceeded with brain sugergy (yes, brain surgery, scary, I know). I now have about 34 staples in my head going down the right side of my face. The doctor told me he was nervous after surgery because I kept having brain spasms but kept saying I was a poster child for this short of condition since I was doing so well afterwards, no double vision, no headahces, just a lot of swelling from surgery. I'm so Thankful to be here today and finally at home. I believe that I had a guardian angel watching out for me, otherwise I'm not sure how I made it. Just note to self, get those headaches checked out, no matter what. :) Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  
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LIVINGLIFEAGAIN 11/21/2012 11:16AM

    I'm so glad to hear you are doing better. Thank goodness for your husband and guardian angels!!! God is so good! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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BLESSEDLOSER 11/20/2012 11:35PM

    That is such good news, Jenney! It's definitely the power of emoticon that was putting air under the wings of those guardian angels for you! One of your guardian angels had to be Manda, who spread the word on Spark, which assuredly set off a chain of fervent prayers lifted for you! Our God is the great Healer, and I'm glad that we were able to experience His healing touch through your story. emoticon emoticon

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TACONES 11/20/2012 9:00PM

    Glad you are so much better. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. God was watching over you. emoticon

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MAGGIEX3UK 11/19/2012 11:01PM

    Wow!
I'm so happy to hear you are doing better. I hope you're doing ok now. Thank God for his healing ways and guardian angels.

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Summer Break Plan

Monday, July 16, 2012

My summer break plan from BLC is to work hard with the SAC group. I want to start the new BLC challenge with more motivation and less pounds on the scale! I plan on hitting my BLC goal that I did not meet this round. I plan to blog more often of my struggles and triumphs!

  
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LIVINGLIFEAGAIN 7/18/2012 3:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm looking forward to SAC as well. I know you will hit your BLC goal the next go around!!! Good plan!!!!

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CARBJUNKIE83 7/16/2012 11:07PM

    emoticon emoticon girly!! When you find yourself dropping the ball - come here so we can pick you up and put you where you belong!! emoticon SAC is going to be emoticon

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Day 1

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I think I'm going to add another Goal to my list. Write a blog entry everyday. I'm hoping if I write a blog about my day, what I've accomplished or didn't accomplish, it will help keep me more accountable. Also, I think I'll learn what works and what doesn't by writing it all out.

To start off Day 1, I did not join the gym today. I called the gym a couple of times this morning but was unable to get ahold of anyone. I was hoping to avoid spending my lunch hour going in there to sign up, since I like going home for lunch. I'll either suck it up and stop on my lunch tomorrow or since I now have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off, I'll stop in on Monday!

I ate half a chocolate chip cookie today, so I've had my intake of sweets for the week, boo! I kind of forgot! Hopefully I can stay true to my goal and not have any sweets for the rest of the week. No pop today for me, which isn't usually a big concern of mine. I can usually stay away from pop, it's not something I have to drink everyday. I only drank 32 oz of water today, blah. However, I did track my food emoticon. I stayed within my range but I think I had waaayy too much sodium. So note to self, watch the sodium!!! No dollar store or Walgreens today.

I went for a walk after work, it was only 35 minutes but I still went. I was on my way back towards home and decided to run, starting at 1.75 miles on my nike +. I told myself I needed to emoticon to my street, granted it felt like a big distance from where I was starting, I'm not a runner nor do I ever run. I started off slow, trying to concentrate on my breathing and not so much on anything else. Before I knew it I made it to my street and kept on going!!! I made it all the way to my apartment with no stopping. I only ran .55 miles in 6 or 7 minutes but for me that's emoticon!!! I can't wait to try it again!!

I'm signing off for the night but will blog again tomorrow!!! I need to complete TNT tomorrow!!! Good Night!!! emoticon

GOAL #1 JOIN THE GYM
GOAL #2 Ice Cream can only be eaten once a week (I've been doing good with this)
GOAL #3 Pop intake once a week (I've been pretty good with this)
GOAL #4 TRACK FOOD!!!!
GOAL #5 No Stopping at the dollar store/Walgreens on lunch (I like to get candy and eat it in one day!)
GOAL #6 Drink 64 oz of water (this might take time, I forget to drink water during the day)
GOAL #7 FEEL BETTER INSIDE AND OUT!!!
GOAL #8 Blog once a day

  
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HAS2BEME 7/11/2012 11:50PM

    emoticon take it one day at a time and you will make it. I am doing that myself one day at a time.

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CARBJUNKIE83 7/11/2012 11:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on emoticon So proud of you!!! I am loving your goals!! If need be I will make a copy of this list and keep it close by so I can keep you on your toes!!! 21 days will pay!! Take 1 day at a time and you will get there before you know it!! Stay strong and fight that willpower!! You got this!! emoticon

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New goals... #1 Join the gym

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm planning on joining the gym tomorrow. I'm disappointed in myself for not trying harder in the BLC 19! I thought I would see lower numbers on the scale by now, not just a 2 lbs difference from almost 12 weeks ago! I did really well the first week too! I tracked everything and I exercised. I even saw a 3 lb loss on teh scale. I think life in general has beaten me off track and thrown the towel in for me. I've been thinking very seriously about seeing a therapist again, I'm feeling that low. I'm hoping the gym can cast aside the "depression" and "anxiety" that I'm feeling. I know deep down once I get going again, I feel pretty good. I'm not ready to give up yet. I need to pick myself up and keep on moving.

I think I need to set some goals for myself for the next 30 days.... I'm going to test myself to see if I can stick with this plan. I'm going to copy and paste my goals into Word and Print them to hang!

GOAL #1 JOIN THE GYM
GOAL #2 Ice Cream can only be eaten once a week (I've been doing good with this)
GOAL #3 Pop intake once a week (I've been pretty good with this)
GOAL #4 TRACK FOOD!!!!
GOAL #5 No Stopping at the dollar store/Walgreens on lunch (I like to get candy and eat it in one day!)
GOAL #6 Drink 64 oz of water (this might take time, I forget to drink water during the day)
GOAL #7 FEEL BETTER INSIDE AND OUT!!! emoticon

  
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JESSICAMAE83 7/11/2012 1:26PM

    emoticon hang in there sweetie! I can relate so well. I struggle with anxiety and depression all the time. I am always here for you and believe in you. Keep your head up and keep reaching for your goals! emoticon

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CHUNKYMONKEY36 7/10/2012 11:14PM

    Great blog Jenny! I have found having a plan and goals is really key to making things work better. Tracking can be time consuming but it really helps to get a good picture of what's working for you and what's not. How about sugarless gum instead of candy? I also like sugar free Italian Ice! It comes in lemon and cherry and it takes a while to eat so it is a good distration if you are ok with Splenda in your diet. I think you are going to rock round 20 with your awesome plan. Join that gym tomorrow and you will be well on your way :)

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WILDNTEXAS 7/10/2012 11:02PM

    Great goals! Calories in / calories out is key to weight loss and maintenance. The only way to really keep track of this and make sure you are consuming and burning the amount of calories that you should be is through tracking CAREFULLY and EVERYTHING. It's easy to do once you set it up and start doing it regularly. Water will help you feel fuller longer and quench thirst when it's really hot outside like it is this summer. It has so many healthful properties in it. And, yes, I think you need to stay away from the candy for a while emoticon

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