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Starting over Days 6 & 7

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hola Todos! ¿Cómo Estás?

Hope everyone is doing well. I am exhausted already. One thing this weekend that was awesome was that I finally found the serial number to my Dragon Naturally speaking dictation software and was able to load it on my new computer. It cut my time in half writing all those papers this weekend. And my wrist isn't killing me :)

I did really well on my Spanish exam...93.8 woo hoo

I have my first exam on Thursday so I will be studying for that this week. Plus my DAILY studying of Spanish, and writing my summaries for accounting. Can't wait to get that done like I normally do on the weekend becuase this weekend will be full of fun. Kids have no school on Friday so can get a lot of stuff done after my class and my dr appt that day. Saturday we are taking the kids to the pumpkin/apple orchard, and my cousin and I have having a moms day with the kids and taking them to the Toledo Zoo for the pumpkin walk. So gotta have all my cleaning and homework done by Saturday.

I have been meeting my 30 min goal of fitness each day but that consists daily of 20 min walk around campus, 5 minutes up and down too many stairs (lol) and a nice stretch when I get home. I would like to start incorporating more in there...a 10 min video, MY ST!!!...

Hoping no more weight increases this week. Going to the dr on Friday to discuss possible hypglycemia and why I have these symptoms of shakiness and nausea all the time, my headaches, sleep issues, get a flu shot and going to add in the sudden wieght increase since I started the pill. I am so bad at taking it...I miss so many days, I don't know how that will affect the way it is supposed to work. Thank God I do not use it for birth control lol

Went to Mcdonalds again yesterday, I have noticed that we have been going out to eat more lately which is also to blame. I know I didn't gain the weight just from calories, it has to be combination of everything, the pill, stress, poor eating and working out...Why is it so hard for me to get back on track??? I can't wait til next semester when I slow down on classes!

Ok enough of my boo mee...Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

  
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RANGERAMPS 10/17/2012 8:58PM

    I would suggest taking the pill the same time everyday so you don't forget. I take mine every night when I brush my teeth. Since that's something I do every night and a regular basis as I do that I remember to take my pill. Try to make things as easy as you can for yourself and you'll succeed.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/16/2012 11:11PM

    I think stress the pill and not enough rest played havoc on your system. Hopefully the doctor will provide you with answers. Hang in there!

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MLKDUD 10/16/2012 3:02PM

    I love the Dragon dictation software! I would use it on my phone at my last job to document my visits with the kids on my caseload, then when I got back to town I could email it to myself and copy and paste it into our database! How nice to use it for school.

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JUSTME29 10/16/2012 8:48AM

    Not taking the pill as scheduled will totally mess with the way it works, even if it's not for birth control. If I miss a day I can absolutely feel it the next day - I get bloated and crampy. Or I suppose that could be symptoms of doubling up as the directions tell you to do if you miss. Still, worth asking.

McDonald's has some decent options on the menu - check out their website so you'll have some choices made ahead of time. I have "go to" meals at or under 500 calories at all the fast food places around here. Whether I actually order that meal is another issue.

I hope your semester settles in soon.



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JSALERNO 10/16/2012 8:33AM

    My sister gets a shot instead of taking pill. You could ask about that. Can't forget it.

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2BEABETTERME 10/16/2012 8:19AM

    I think the pill, added hormones, cam mess with your body. And, stress can definitely add to mix. Hopefully, the doctor can shed some light on what is going on.

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Starting over days 4 & 5

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Yesterday me and DH spent the afternoon watching college football and the Walking Dead marathon (which is awesome). I got half my homework done yesterday and have 2 more assignments to finish up today then going to get the kitchen cleaned and relax the rest of the afternoon. No exercise yesterday will try for some today. I will probably incorporate it with my cleaning.

Have a great Sunday....GO LIONS!

  
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GOLOPTIOUS 10/15/2012 11:31AM

    I LOVE The Walking Dead!!

Sounds like you had a good time!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/15/2012 12:53AM

    I enjoy making my cleaning into a more focused fitness plan, too. Sounds like a wonderfully productive and diverse weekend.

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MISSY455 10/14/2012 11:38PM

    Am having an awesome weekend...lots of football here too!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/14/2012 6:16PM

    Sounds like a lovely day.

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-AMANDA79- 10/14/2012 11:18AM

    Cleaning is exercise if you do it right. Problem is, I mostly don't do it right! emoticon

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MLKDUD 10/14/2012 9:55AM

    We love The Walking Dead!!!

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DAy 2 and 3 of Starting Over

Friday, October 12, 2012

Opps forgot to blog yesterday...

Yesterday I met my food tracking goal, I did track but went over my calories. We were running around all day yesterday and I was talked into Mcdonalds. Got a chicken sandwich and small fries but still tons of calories! Will just has to stay on the low end of my calories today : )

Disappointed was planning to finsih taking down the pool and now it is going to rain this weekend. But I have way too much homework to do to keep me busy...Long weekend ahead of me!

Have a test in spanish again today. Not to worried about it. Kids are going to Grammy's for a halloween party that my mom is having for them. She went all out and decorated her basement really cute.

Need to work on my core and cardio today...Hope to fit both in today instead of just one :)

Have a great Friday EVERYONE!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/14/2012 12:06AM

    sounds like your restart is going well. You can do it!!!

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SHAY1KM 10/13/2012 11:00AM

    sounds like you are off to a great "re-start". Hope you have a great weekend.

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MISSY455 10/13/2012 2:51AM

    Wow...try to take a sec for yourself this weekend. I hope the test went well, and homework isn't a whole weekend killer.

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IONICAQ 10/12/2012 10:48AM

    Happy Friday! emoticon

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JSALERNO 10/12/2012 10:43AM

    Studying for me this weekend.Keep up the comeback. emoticon emoticon

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JUSTME29 10/12/2012 8:57AM

    Try to make some time for you around all the studying and chores you've got lined up.

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STHAX10 10/12/2012 8:54AM

    McDonalds for me is a classic grilled chicken, no mayo...side salad, no dressing...water. I have had to learn to "accommodate" my hubby's food habits.

Try to relax and enjoy a bit of your weekend. All work and no play makes me a dull girl, lol. emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 10/12/2012 8:34AM

    Enjoy your weekend! And, make time for you!
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Starting over Day 1

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Since I pretty much broke my streak today I am starting over again. Back the beginning, back to the basics. No more eating out, tracking my food daily, getting my REAL workouts in, not just campus walks. I have done it before, I know I can do it. But easier said than done. But today my goal is to track ALL my food!

1 day, 1 goal at a time

  
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JUSTME29 10/10/2012 10:07PM

    And I know from your status that you were successful. Good job.

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_RAEVEN_ 10/10/2012 8:55PM

    You can do it!!! emoticon emoticon

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BESCATS 10/10/2012 8:22PM

    I hadn't seen any of your blogs. Somehow I don't seem to look in the right places on this site. I'll never learn !!
It sounds to me like you are your own worst enemy. You are running yourself ragged, and probably it is "stress" eating. Sit back, take a deep breath, and try to put everything into perspective !!
Remember, you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.
Be happy, relax, and feel better.
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JSALERNO 10/10/2012 12:24PM

    emoticon STARTING OVER IS GOOD!

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JAZZEJR 10/10/2012 10:37AM

    You got it! You know what to do. emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 10/10/2012 10:23AM

    I saw your "in need of support" comment on the huddle page. Up 6 pounds from last week? Ouch. But don't let it discourage you. Let it teach you. Track your food. Drink that water!! Flush your system out!! Make good food choices! Do you have "go-to's" that you depend on and are they available? Oatmeal and cherrios (not togehter! ) are stand-bys for me. Apples and pears, baby carrots, winter squash, and salad greens. You can do this...you WANT to do this!! Remember your goals!!
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BBONET 10/10/2012 10:20AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Count on me to help cheer for you!!! Just don't worry about what happen and look forward, stay postive!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHAY1KM 10/10/2012 9:56AM

    Keep positive! emoticon

When I first started out on here, someone gave me some good advice: you don't have to wait until tomorrow if you mess up. Make your next meal a healthy one, you can even make your next bite a healthy one.

I know it is always nice to start fresh the next day; but if you find yourself slipping up in the beginning or middle of the day, don't think of the whole day as a loss. Take steps to make your next action work towards your goals.

Thank you to the sparkfriend that first told me this.

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 10/10/2012 9:56AM

  Stick with it! Maybe it doesn't really apply here but for me if I am trying to quit something I usually have to stop and start a few times before actually getting to the quitting part. Either way...Good luck on your journey!

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JUDYHELP 10/10/2012 9:45AM

  emoticon you can do it. one step at a time. emoticon emoticon
good luck with tracking, and your goals!!! Judy

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Day 41-42 I think my scale is broken

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ok this is not good, not good at all. I know I haven't been working out and eating as good as I was but I don't think this 6lb gain is right. I think my scale it broke this is just ridiculous. I need to do something. I think I may start hitting EMU's gym 3 days a week before class. It is free for students. At least it was a long time ago. THink I may check it out. I have to get back my motivation this is ridiculous! I was doing so good for such a long time even know I hit plateaus and it was a roller coaster but the last couple months have been a steady decline to my old ways. So maybe the scale is right. I just can't see a entire 6lb gain. Thats a little excessive. Well lets hope I can find some of my motivation now!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/11/2012 12:36AM

    I aree with everyone. It is probably water...watch the sodium and drink plenty of water to flush out your system

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WILSONWR 10/10/2012 1:54PM

    Sounds like one of my "good" vacations. Oh, well, just try to get back to the exercise and healthy eating and it will come off. Good luck!!

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JSALERNO 10/10/2012 12:19PM

    emoticon WE HAVE TO WORK OUT AND EAT RIGHT TO MAINTAIN.

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RANGERAMPS 10/10/2012 9:15AM

    More than likely, it's just water weight. Did you gain this in just one week? Is it near TOM? Hang in there. Do ONE simple thing like add just one fruit or vegetable to your diet or workout/do some acitvity (such as just walking) for 10 minutes a day. You'll get there. emoticon

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JUSTME29 10/10/2012 8:51AM

    If you have a digital scale, check the batteries. When they get low you can get some weird results. Otherwise the other posters are probably right about sodium bloat. Drink a bunch of water and watch your sodium the next couple days and see if that makes a difference.

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2BEABETTERME 10/10/2012 8:24AM

    If the six pounds showed up in 1 week, that is not accurate. I highly doubt you consumed an excess of 21,000 calories last week. It is mostly likely water or normal weight fluctuation, not a permanent gain.

We all have our ups and downs (I've been riding the roller coaster of inconsistency since August). It is hard to be committed to getting healthy and be a mom and a student and a wife.... But, we need to keep trying. Keep pushing! We will find our consistency! It will get easier!
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/10/2012 7:53AM

    Good luck! It's a difficult journey. And sometimes scales do break; perhaps you can verify this at your gym. Best wishes!

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YIWEN39 10/10/2012 7:45AM

    Sound advice you've been given already... water retention? too much salt? pounds that piled back over a long period of time?
You know you can do this, hang in there and just build your good habits back up, little by little. Hope that gym is still free for students and if not, walk around, jump rope, play with your kids... Don't give up!
Best wishes!

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NWILKER 10/10/2012 7:41AM

    Hugs and bear hugs!
Don't take this as defeat, do your best from right now on!
You can do this, you know you can!

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IMIN2GENES 10/10/2012 7:36AM

    Take a look at your salt intake... 6 lbs is pretty excessive and probably not fat or muscle. The most likely reason is water. I could be wrong; but it's worth looking in to.

Don't let it get you down. Stress and a hectic schedule can do strange things to your body. Keep your chin up and don't give up. One step at a time. Don't let your scale rule you.
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FLYINGTOFREEDOM 10/10/2012 7:29AM

    depends on how long it took for that 6lb gain. it could just be water weight that your body is holding onto. get back to it. you can do this. I'm with you.

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