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new season.... new challenge. .. maybe just maybe a new sunny gal ;)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

So, in general I'm abou a week behind. When the new challenge started we had horrid stuff happening. Things going wrong in every direction. Praying for a way, a plan in moving. My eldest twin slipping and falling though the living room window, leading to er visit and mt losing my mind. Two days fighting with managment to get something done. Two day weekend spending out of town one day in houston one day in galveston to see some family members of my husband who were in town a short while from Mississippi and he hasn't seen in 10+ years and have never met my self or our boys. Then back home to fight again with management for two more days to try and finally get window fixed. Which... I finally won the battle. So.... is being late.. let me say... I do pledge to my self and my sunny gal sisters the following.
I pledge I will attempt to at least 3 times a week post in our group here on spark. I'm thinking this will end up holding me more accountable even though its kind of difficult still just being on the ohone.
I pledge that I will care about me. I always drop my self aand put me on the back burner when it comes to my kids and family. While my babies are truly the most important thing to me. I know if I don't take care of me... I won't be here for them and that is not a reality I want to face.
I pledge that while I might not enter everything into the trackers. I will start writting down what I eat and blog it. Even if its just once a week and an awful long blog. I will carry my book and pen with me every where.
I pledge to get more water in. And actually eat. I'm having a problem with not eating breakfast and drinking coffee til about three and then finally realizing I'm starving.
I pledge I will not eat after 9pm. I know that sounds late. But every once in a while we put the kids down to bed at 8 & we try to have a dinnner together.
I also pledge to drop the sweets. I'm not exactly sure how yet. Other than switching for more fruit or something haha. But since Daniel I have the worst sweet toooth.


Now.... onto this weeks true challange. We Did this go to....

www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/ho
me-body-fat-test-2774-143.html


Mine said something ... well heck this is what it said....
so... adding in a 25 % body weight puts me a lil above my goal weight that's in my head of 175. This was a lil above at about 178.
Which I can't lie..... I think I love adore.... something.... wayyyyyy more than bmi. I just honestly think bmi is bull crap. ..... and not just for my self. But I see my kids when I go to certain offices... they tell me daniel is obese...gabe is over weight and ezekiel is almost over weight.. he's "borderline" & its crap!!!!!! Not everyone falls on that scale where they want them to be. The weight they want me at is skinnier than my husband....
Craycrayyyyyy. I don't wanna be perfect. . I wanna be healthy. Thats it.

Oh and one other I pledge. .. which I don't admit.... I pledge to be smoke free by the end of the season!!!!! Come hell or high water!!!!
Ok..... I'm out. :)

  
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MPETERSON23111 9/16/2014 1:46PM

    sounds like you might need a hug- but you can do this! just keep going!

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SGTSUNNY 9/15/2014 11:30AM

    You can do this! Hugs, Stopping smoking is hard but so worth it, you will be doing the kids a great favor to stop. Hope to see you more online, let the team know how you are doing on your pledges

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KSGROTHE 9/14/2014 2:27AM

    Good list of pledges! emoticon

- Karen

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UNICORN212 9/13/2014 6:07PM

    Great pledges! Love the last one!

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Out with the OLD in with the NEW.......

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I got to thinking a few mins ago, I update or try to kind of regularly, but when i got to thinking about it, Im not the OLD me any more, Wont be. SO. This will be holding all the INFo from the past..... my goals, when i reached them, and the get to know me part, and I will be REVAMPING the page COMPLETELY! I dont want to have to scroll down through years past of lil up dates here or there to know WHO I am NOW and WHO I am about to transform into,

SO, This is just a copy and paste of the past here first.
the Introduction part:


One Girl........ going through a revolution!!!!

Hey Ya!!!!!
I'm Jessica, but some people call me Jessa!

I'm 28 turned that on the 16th of Feb. I'm almost finally officially divorced. I have a pretty awesome guy in my life, who understand where i am coming from. Which is great We have lots in common and enough differences to keep us really interesting.
Right at the moment i'm just a few pounds away from having Gotten rid of 100 lbs. I have maybe just 30 - 40 lbs more to go. Even though i am happy size wise i stil want to get rid of these pesky love handles and feel a lil more fit. Shoot who knows maybe after getting to the weight i want I might just decided to do some body building light weight stuff. if i have the courage!

I believe i started somewhere near 308 that was the last time i looked at the scale but i bet i was more than that!

I've never realized that it was possible for me to find myself again! When i was young I always thought i was "fat" its sad what the world does with its influence!
I was fighting a losing war in the beginning not even knowing i was on April 30th 2008 i was diagnosed with diabetes and hypothyroid. i already had pcos. so it just piled on and on especially after breaking an ankle 3 yrs prior to now.
So i am winning. i have lost the diabetes. the thyroid is undercontrol. and so is the pcos at the moment i believe.

I just want to thank you all for stopping by and checking out my page.


update 2010:

I am currently pregnant, they are saying about 9 weeks 5 days On the 24th of aug at my second dr. first said i was about 13 weeks on the 17th of aug.
I am carrying twins.
I am truly blessed to have found this site and to have been able to get the help from here to have lost over 100 lbs and made my dream an obtaniable goal!!! Being told most my life that i couldnt get PG. makes this all worth while!
Keith and I were engaged and had the date set for Oct 30th 2010 but we are getting married sooner now and in a less extravagent ceremony...........
So TO all of you with goals and dreams, With the help of spark people.com I know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to and along with the help and relying on God. it is always possible!!!
Bless you all will return when i can after the pregnancy.


Update 2011

Well I am the mom to two beautiful healthy bouncing boys. They were born February 14th, 2011 Gabriel lee came in the world weighing 5 lbs 13 oz at 708 am and ezekiel James. Came in weighing 5 lbs 10 oz at 721 am. Both 17.5" long. Gabe was vaginal and Zeke was csection. So it was a long healing process. After 18 days in la in nicu then 7 days at texas childrens in nicu they came home happy healthy lil men. They were born at 34 weeks and 4 days.
Been a rough ride so. far but its getting better.


UPDATE May 2012
We are expecting a new bundle due Jan 4th 2013!!!! probably will be here in December But, we are thrilled!
It was another shock to us! i still have 60 lbs on me from all the bed rest with the twins Who are only 15 months old as of right now. But we are thrilled none the less. So, I will not be officially here on spark for a while BUT I am eating healthy and walking daily trying to and praying to not be on bed rest again! its just NOT an OPTION THIS GO ROUND!!! Prayerfully I will be back and ready to go Come the twins and my birthday in February! Love to each and every one of my spark buddies!
Jessa


MY GOALS WERE:

HA its perfect, i said i would like to reach aobut 175 for a start goal and well. its seems when i add subtract divide multiply and all kinds of stuff. this is wat i came up with at goals for 10%loss each goal
start weight 308
new start weight 299.8
1st goal 269.8 wow i met this and i didnt even know! i'm at 262.2 as of 5/29/09

2nd goal 242.8 --- met at of 9-25-09 =o) yippee i am at 242.0!!!!!! on to the next goal!!!!

3rd goal 217.8
December 11th 2009 i am weighing in at under 217 for a weight of 215.4!!! i have surpassed another goal and have 2 more to go!
***208!!! 100 lbs lost as of feb 22nd 2010!!!!!*****

4th goal 195.8
were so celebrating being under the biger 200!!

5th 175.8
and then we see if we are satisified..... :-) i just want a certian pants size. really not a certian weight..... and thats where i think i will
be getting close......



I now have a new intro, new goals, about me and all that good stuff CHANGED! Nothing like a good change to start your weekend

  
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JENNCRRT 6/30/2013 10:34AM

    Turning over a new leaf!! Out with the old, in with the new! Re-vamp, re- structure, Re- new! Breaking out of old mold we have created for ourselves:) Opening up a whole new world! THIS is what we are doing!! We are an exceptional team:):)

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LOTUSFLOWER 6/29/2013 6:07PM

    You re amazing. emoticon

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 6/29/2013 12:48PM

  excellent blog and very interesting for me. Thanks

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mindful eating week 2 of season of the beast challenge

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mindful Eating Questionnaire
Are you a mindful eater right now? Take the following assessment to find out. While mindful eating canít be measured with complete objectivity, this brief questionnaire will deepen your understanding of yourself, and of how mindful eating can begin to liberate your relationship to eating and food.

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer each question with the number that best matches your experience. Answer as you think you are, not how you think you should be. Treat each question as a separate question. If you donít know how to answer a question, leave it blank.

1 = Almost always
2 = Frequently
3 = Infrequently
4 = Almost never

Iím unaware that Iím hungry, or full, until sometime after the fact.
I am stressed out.
I donít really taste or appreciate my food.
I force or control what or how much I eat.
I eat when Iím not hungry.
I avoid eating even though I am hungry.
I rush when I eat.
I eat without being aware that Iím eating.
I eat when Iím stressed out.
I believe that I can only succeed by controlling or being rigid about my diet.
I am unaware of thoughts that precede my eating behaviors.
I find it difficult to remain focused in the here and now.
I donít love and accept myself and my body as it is.
I donít regularly feel a desire to exercise.
My body image is negatively impacted by media exposure to the ďthin ideal.Ē
My exposure to media stresses me out or lowers my moods.
I am living or eating ďon automatic.Ē
I am stuck in mental and/or behavioral patterns that I would like to change.
Emotions ďtake me overĒ and I am not aware of what has happened until later.
I eat to manage strong or uncomfortable emotions.
SCORE YOURSELF: Add up your answers and divide the total by 20 (or if you didnít answer all the questions, by the number you answered). Your score will be a number between 1 and 4.

ANALYZE YOUR SCORE: A higher number (closer to 4) reflects more mindfulness (and freedom) in your eating behaviors. A higher number also reflects a more mindful and freer relationship to the many forces, particularly bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts, that (usually unconsciously) precede and influence eating behaviors.

How did you do? Donít worry if you didnít get a perfect 4.0. Nobody is perfectly mindful all the time! Yet the more mindful you are, the freer you will be. This mindfulness questionnaire has given you a taste of how mindfulness can transform and liberate your relationship to eating, exercise, your body, your mind, your emotions, and your very self. Mindfulness is the foundation for positive change and transformation in any area of life Ė but particularly in your relationship to food.



I actually think i was as open and honest as possible about this. and my number is 3.65

I do eat when i am hungry, and i notice when its a boredom want or something and then i don't do it.i watch my feelings and moods always. I guess you can say I trained my self years ago to try and catch that. now if i was to answer this while i was pregnant im sure i would of had a low score and had to really stop and think about it.

  
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INSPIREBYNATURE 6/26/2013 1:20PM

    wow that is amazing!

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exercise accountability

Friday, June 21, 2013

since I am going to be doing the 10k over all but last night proved i have to start some where.... well.. i will be doing a "modified" version of the 5k and here is what my over all plan will be.



Week 1
weds stretch & strength
thrus 1.5 m run
Fri 30 min cross
Sat 1.5 m run
Sun Rest
Mon 40 min cross
tues 30-60 min walk


Week 2
Weds stretch & strength
thurs 1.75 m run
Fri 30 min cross
Sat 1.5 m run
Sun 40 min cross
Mon 1.75 m run
Tues 35-60 min walk


Week 3
Weds stretch & strength
Thrus 2 m run
Fri 35 min cross
Sat 1.5 m run
Sun 50 min cross
Mon 2 m run
Tues 40-60 min walk


Week 4
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 2.25 m run
Fri 35 min cross
Sat 1.5 m run
Sun 50 min cross
Mon 2.25 m run
Tues 45-60 min walk


Week 5
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 2.5 m run
Fri 40 min cross
Sat 2 m run
Sun 60 min cross
Mon 2.5 m run
Tues 50-60 min walk

Week 6

Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 2.75 m run
Fri 40 min cross
Sat 2 m run
Sun 60 min cross
Mon 2.75 m run
Tues 55-60 min walk


Week 7
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 3 m run
Fri 45 min cross
Sat 2 m run
Sun 60 min cross
Mon 3 m run
Tues 60 min walk

week 8
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 3 m run
Fri 30 min cross
Sat 2 m run
Sun Rest
Mon Rest
Tues 5-K Race



week 9/1 (starting 10k)

Weds stretch & strength
Thrus 2.5 m run
Fri 30 min cross
Sat 2.0 m run + strength
Sun Rest
Mon 40 min cross
Tues 3 m run


Week 10/2
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 2.5 m run
Fri 30 min cross
Sat 2.0 m run + strength
Sun Rest
Mon 40 min cross
Tues 3.5 m run


Week 11/3
Weds stretch & strength
thurs 2.5 m run
Fri 35 min cross
Sat 2.0 m run + strength
sun Rest
Mon 50 min cross
Tues 4 m run

Week 12/4
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 3 m run
Fri 35 min cross
Sat 2.0 m run + strength
Sun Rest
Mon 50 min cross
Tues 4 m run


Week 13/5
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 3 m run
Fri 40 min cross
Sat 2.0 m run + strength
Sun Rest
Mon 60 min cross
Tues 4.5 m run


week 14/6
Weds stretch & strength
thurs 3 m run
fri 40 min cross
sat 2.0 m run + strength
Sun Rest
Mon 60 min cross
Tues 5 m run


Week 15/7
weds stretch & strength
thurs 3 m run
Fri 45 min cross
Sat 2.0 m run + strength
Sun Rest
Mon 60 min cross
Tues 5.5 m run


Week 16/8
Weds stretch & strength
Thurs 3 m run
Fri 30 min cross
Sat 2.0 m run + strength
Sun Rest
Mon Rest
Tues 10-K Race


i will mark sundays as rest days but i know me and if i dont do something i will end up slacking and not wanting to go again on mondays..........so..... well, this is my accountability............ so far so good, took care of wednesday, and thursday, but only got 1 mile in cause that is the day i realized i have to work up to the 10k...... so we will! and here goes nothing!!!

  
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INSPIREBYNATURE 6/24/2013 10:30AM

    great plan!

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UNICORN212 6/23/2013 12:09AM

    Now print it out and put it on your fridge - you have to follow it to make it work!

Sometimes I wish I could run. But it does not help the old bones and joints! LOL

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TODAYIAM 6/22/2013 10:20PM

    You will do great!! Its awesome that you have it all planned out like that! I should do something like that.

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DENACARPER 6/21/2013 6:50PM

    sounds like a good plan - I know you can do it.

Keep up the great work!

Dena emoticon emoticon emoticon

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foods of the week.........

Friday, June 21, 2013

well the foods i have been doing are making me feel good.
been doing a shake for breakfast,
consisting of soymilk banana spinach and cocoa,
then todays was a lil diff, i added in some pineapple! YUMMO!!
lunch had been soups and salads,
first day was tomato bisque, yesterday was chicken barley and mushroom,
i change up the salads daily too. mixed classic with some cucumber, green onion, tomato, celery, then topped with a salad pizazz, i love the orange almond one! its delish!
dinners have been good except last night's
last night we did breakfast for dinner which i know the kids will eat but i know its the worst i have done by far. =( night before was ground turkey and cabbage which was awesome!!!
I need to start taking pics but i think i either have to find our old camera or get a new one since the new one the husband took swimming in the ocean with him..........literally. anyways i know this is just a bunch of rambling and im just trying to make sure i keep something some where to remind me how i am eating and why i am doing it! I also totally hate that tomorrow is weigh in haha. gonna drive me nuts knowing i will be the same weight i am sure! or heck with my luck going up on the scale cause for some reason i swear i weigh less during TOM. UGH. I have to be the weird one hahahaha.

  


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