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AHHA!!! that is part of my problem

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The last few months I have been having a VERY hard time getting to my step goals for the month emoticon starting this past Sunday I was determined to do better, which I have but I am still not going to come close to my goal...I needed 82,000 steps for this last week of August. I have been doing laps around my husband's NETS race truck so that I can get steps in.
Today as I was talking to my husband in the garage and watching the storm clouds come in (they were really cool!) and I had done a few laps...but yet my pedometer said I only went 30 steps, so I did another lap and counted them myself, the pedometer is only counting half of my steps. I repositioned the pedometer and it seemed to work a little better...I also took it off my pocket and put it on my waste band...I have come to the conclusion that my now baggy pants are hinder my progress emoticon ...oh darn! So even though I have yet again fell short of my step goal for the month I am not going to be discouraged or upset I will just blame it all on my baggy pants, until of course I am able to get new ones that fit better emoticon

GNite!
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new job title(s)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I have given myself a new job title...to bad it doesn't pay like it sounds like it should ;)...I am the CFO of Dyer Motorsports! Dyer Motorsports is our racing "business" and I am the one who takes care of the money so I have decided I am the CFO lol. I also got a promotion at work I am now Operations Team Leader...basically I am not doing anything I wasn't already doing its just officially on paper and I did get a small raise which I don't really see because of deductions in my check. I am also very overwhelmed because I still have to do my daily work as well as the work I used to do just when I covered for our manager when she was out...ugh! Luckily another girl also got a promotion and helps in a couple things. I am very busy these days I am searching for sponsors for the hubby started a facebook page (facebook.com/dyer.motorsport.70) and a fund raiser account at gofundme.com (http://www.gofundme.com/737i28) also made cards the hubby can pass out to potential sponsors and Thank You cards for those that have helped us, so if you donate to our cause you will get a thank you card so make sure I have your address :) Like I said I have been a busy woman...I think that is one of the reasons why I'm doing ok in the weight loss...not losing every week but I am slowly gaining on my goal which I am happy about. I don't have time to chill out on the coach and eat Bon Bons lol. Thinking about getting a seasonal job at the Halloween store down the street to get a little pocket money for a few weeks. Well I need to get off the computer and start moving around I need to get at least 3000 more steps today and its already 6:50pm so I don't have much more time :)

TTYL!
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STUDLEEJOE 8/24/2014 6:50PM

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Recitals

Monday, May 19, 2014

Recitals aren't good for much if you are sitting in the audience for 5 hours and all you can think about it getting out lol...I wanted to see my niece but then after her routines I didn't know anyone but I will admit it was better than last year. I will say I was enlightened...there were a couple of heavier girls in the bunch and one especially stood out, not because of her weight but because of her enthusiasm. I found out in the end that she has been dancing for 10 years...she didn't seem to be bothered by the outfits, one of which just didn't look good on her at all but she seemed to have the attitude of who cares what I look like I just want to dance...she knew the steps had a little difficulty with the steps once in awhile but she just kept going...other girls would just stop or be on the wrong foot, she would just try to get it right. She made me look at my journey in a refreshed light...I can't exactly say a new light because I have been here before it just took a reminder. I used to be that girl...the heaviest one in the group. I used to take tap, ballet and gymnastics...once I decided I couldn't do cartwheels I stopped the gymnastics...but the ballet and tap I did for a few years but I let the costumes and my weight influence my decision to quit...I loved it but not the recitals so I decided to quit. I don't regret that decision because when I stopped dance I started swimming and softball...I LOVED softball and I was good at it! If I applied myself I could have been really good at it but I just played for fun and that is all I cared about having fun.
Yesterday I realized I have come along way in my weight loss journey...there are still days when I still feel like the little girl trying to do those darn cartwheels emoticon and there are days when I can hit anything out of the park! emoticon No one ever said this journey would be easy but it is soooo worth it everyday!!!!!!!!!!

TTYL!
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JENNYD97 5/20/2014 7:30PM

    Thanks...I don't think I was comfortable sitting in the seat...I have long legs and there was like no room...have no idea how my 6ft2 brother did it, but then again he was on the end :)

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SHAMROCKY2K 5/19/2014 11:26PM

    Great blog! I really only went to my own kids recitals and didn't get antsy but that was ages ago. Good realization about your experiences. Keep going!
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Progress!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

So maybe this past weeks weigh in wasn't a good one (not worried) but I have made progress mentally and physically.
Yesterday my husband and I went to one of the race car tracks in our state, wouldn't call it "local" since we still drove almost 2 hours :). Well I was not prepared with healthy snacks because I hadn't gotten to the store yet. When my hubby stopped at the convenience store before we hit the road I asked him to get me a v8 juice, so I knew I would have some kind of veggies for the day, no not the ideal ones but better than nothing! Although I went over my calories for the day by a few hundred, in the past I could have easily gone over by a few thousand! I drank water all day with the exception of a few sips of sprite to wash down lunch and a root beer soda with dinner...I haven't had root beer in awhile so I enjoyed it but i could have gone back for a refill and didn't. I split fries with the hubby at lunch and the only option (I found out later there were more options if I had just kept walking) was to have a quarter pounder I did have cheese with mine because I can't eat a burger without it...I didn't finish it...i think there were about 3 or 4 bites left which my husband of course finished in like 1. For dinner simply because it was late and we didn't want to wait to eat we went to burger king and I had a small fry and a grilled chicken sandwhich...I think I was tired from the long day because I didn't even think to not eat the bun...I thought about getting a salad but none of them sounded like something I would like so i went with the next best thing.
And to top it all off I took over 19000 yes that is right 19 thousand steps and sat down for maybe an hour all day with the exception of the ride, for someone who sits all day at work I was pleasantly surprised I lasted. Today I thought I would have been hurting but I am not too bad a little achy and my knee is starting to bother me but I am still hitting the gym. Probably won't do much strength today but I will try to do my usual Sunday routine.

TTYL!
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cold cold go away come again another few months away

Friday, April 04, 2014

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired of it being cold! emoticon We ran out of firewood weeks ago! The radiators just don't warm up the house like the wood stove does. I am grateful it has been above freezing and been able to walk outside on break. Walked after work one day too. emoticon Sunday looks very promising though.

Supposed to have been racing this weekend with the hubby but the truck isn't ready...we are going anyway to support some other guys and to watch some good racing, I am sure the Whelen Modified Tour will not disappoint emoticon Hopefully the truck will be ready for next week.

I hope the weather stays in this warming pattern.

GNite!
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JENNYD97 5/19/2014 11:21PM

    I can honestly say Spring has Sprung!!!!! Even though I am sitting her at my computer in a sweatshirt because I am cold lol...but it was 70 degrees today and it is supposed to be the same tomorrow yipee emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 4/6/2014 11:20AM

    you and me both!

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NELLJONES 4/5/2014 7:44AM

    Spring will come. It always does.

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