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WIN Reflection 10/9/13

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

emoticon Good Morning Friends! Hope all is well. I have been busy this week so I really backed up on the threads. But I will go back and try to read or skim all of them!
Evie is still doing well....for those who don't know, on Monday Evie was in Spanish playing with a friend and there was some boys pushing and shoving eachother next to them. Well Payton was tickling Evie and she squatted down on the ground, one of the boys who got shoved accidently tripped over Evie and her forehead hit the ground pretty hard. This was around 9 am, I got the call at 10:30 that she was in the office for the 3rd time with a headache and dizzy, so I left work and picked her up. She started saying she was a little nauseous after she heard me and my mom talking about signs of concussion and so I just played it off and was just going to keep an eye on her, well as soon as we pulled in at the house, she walked around the back of the truck and instantly started vomiting in my bush, so got the kids in the house and called her PCP and then took her to ER. We were there for close to 3 hours. No CT scan was needed, no fracture, barely even a mark, went away by that evening. Stated that headaches and vomiting go hand and hand because brain has direct line to tummy. She told me yesterday that she started to get a little headache in gym from running around so much so she calmed down and was fine.
My project is coming together. I spent over 3 hours just putting the ginormous pack of appendices together so I didn't get to actually start the report. I had to get that done so I could refer to them in the report. So tonight before I leave at 6 for class I will work on that and also when I get home. I don't think that will take as long now that I have everything organized. Plus I have a good outline so I think it will go smoothly. (FINGERS CROSSED LOL)

REFLECTION:
emoticon 0.2 lb this week emoticon which I was kinda baffled. I really was expecting a little loss! But I did notice that I am crampy lately and getting a lil bloated so lovely TOM is around the corner. Also I noticed that my swelling has become more frequent. Usually my hands will swell up around TOM but during the colder months it seems to happen more frequently. So I must be holding some water too.

emoticon Shred was a bust on the first day! My schedule is just too hectic! So I have been trying to just watch my portions and be more diligent in my healthy choices! I do need to apply more self discipline and focus on that!

emoticon I am noticing my body is really settling into my exercise routine so I have to amp it up and add more variety! So in addition to the 30 minutes I get M-F I am adding at least 15 minutes extra of a more rigorous workout (Kettlebells, Zumba, DWTS, JM 30 Day Shred...). Also I really have to put more focus into ST M-F also! Not just once or twice a week!

emoticon Only met my cardio and FM goal for last week.

GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:
1. Lose 1 lb (need to lose avg of 1.44 per week to meet BLC 23 goal on 12/18)
2. Watch portion, make HEALTHY choices (be more diligent!)
3. More self-discipline with eating and exercise
4. AMP up cardio-30+m walking M-F, plus 15+m rigorous exercise
5. Get back on track with ST-10+m M-F MWF focus: core, T/TH focus: upper/lower, TNT W or TH
6. FM:225

  
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KRZYKAT3 10/16/2013 8:58PM

    woo hoo on WIN, I am a week late so I hope Evie is doing better!

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KRZYKAT3 10/11/2013 11:28PM

    keep with it and the plan will work for you!!

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MINANCY 10/10/2013 7:18AM

    Jennifer, ADD: Stay strong and focused, and with your plan your gain will be reversed by next WIN.
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/9/2013 5:59PM

    I am glad Evie is ok!!!! I think you are during great.

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FLORIDASUN 10/9/2013 8:32AM

    Good job...and thankful little Evie is okay! You are doing so great juggling all that you do and still getting your healthy on! I'm proud of you little bear! emoticon

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WIN Reflection 10/2/13

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

emoticon Hello everyone. Just got home from class and ate dinner. Exam 1 in internal auditing went fairly well. Tomorrow Standards quiz, well me and the other gal I know plus a few other people, have come to the realization we are going to fail it. I am truly exhausted. I can't wait to get into bed. I will have to do personals tomorrow. After I post this I am off to study then bed.

Last week I met most of my goals. I met my FM, Cardio and ST goals but I failed both food goals! And WI goal. I am up 1.6lbs this week :( But I didn't let it get me down this morning. I decided to restart Shred diet. My goal weight of 120 was supposed to be achieved by 11/14/13 and with that being a month away and I am still 44.2 lbs away from that goal, I decided to change my goal date to 4/1/14.

BLC 23 began last week and my goal for that is to lose 14.2 from today, I want to weigh 150. That's an avg of 1.3lbs per week.

My eating was all over the place this week again. I also noticed that since school began I am starting to get my tummy pains that I was having last year. I have been to the dr and had tests and looks like not alcer. Dr says GERD. I think I get symptoms when my stress level rises. So I am taking my Prilosec and last couple days haven't been bad. I think getting back on track with my eating will also help. I have been pretty irregular too and my stomach has been bloated. I am trying to boost my fiber intake.

Goals for this week:

1. Lose 1.3lbs
2. Follow Shred with minimal mess-ups
3. FM 190
4. Follow Cardio and ST plan
CARDIO GOAL: W-30m, TH-40m, F-40m, Sa-rest, Su-rest, M-40m, T-40m
ST GOAL: W-core, TH-TNT, F-core, Sa-l/u, Su-rest, M-core, T-l/u

  
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JAZZEJR 10/9/2013 8:51AM

    Ahp, ahp! No, no my dear. You do not decide that you are going to fail a test. Don't even put that idea out there to come back and hit you in the face. You are going to study like never before--you are going to research what it takes to increase your memory (can't remember now what I saw on TV and read about that, but you'll find it). Add "I will knock this test out!" to your fine list of goals.

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FLORIDASUN 10/9/2013 8:36AM

    Big kadoos and blessings to you! What a busy, busy life you have and you still manage to get ur done! Reminds me of some of my earlier crazy momma days, the hardest was when we took my elderly mother into our home who had dementia. This was while we still had our large construction biz and a teen age son. We all manage to cross the t's and dot the i's though don't we. Working, studying mothers RULE the world..AND don't you forget that! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRZYKAT3 10/6/2013 5:01PM

    wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JUSTME29 10/3/2013 8:52AM

    Stress will do that to you. I hope your Prilosec helps you feel better.

I bet your quiz will be fine. With as much as you study and as well prepared as you are for your classes I can't imagine you failing.

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NEW-CAZ 10/3/2013 2:43AM

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GODZDESIGN95 10/2/2013 8:21PM

    I know your are one busy mama school working and family. You are wearing many hats. I am praying for your strength. emoticon emoticon If you increase your fiber brink plenty of water or you will have other problems. emoticon

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WIN Reflection 9/25/13

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

emoticon Good Morning Friends! Hope everyone is well. I am still feeling bad, in fact I am feeling worse :( Now it is going down into my lungs, my MIL suggested me getting a z-pac, so I may just send a note to my doc seeing as how I don't have time to rest anymore. Last nights quiz wasn't great. I for sure missed 4 that I couldn't even remember 1 word on to write down so left them blank. And of course I checked when I was done and those where the ones I got right on my practice test the night before, go figure...I did let him know that I wasn't feeling good and had a bad headache. Oh well what can I do. I tried. Then he decides to make us all stand, introduce ourselves and talk about our work experience. So of course as soon as I start to talk I start coughing and just apologized as I was not at my best last night. Came home and got my homework done. That audit that I am doing for my IT Auditing class, the one I thought was going to be fun, well I noticed that they could have added some more directions. Some of it didn't make sense, I couldn't find certain things and it sure didn't tell you. But apparently this new edition is way better than previous so I would be scared to see what they had before. But it still wasn't bad. Late class tonight, hope I am up for the whole thing :(

*BLC23 begins today YAY! Love my Violet Venuses! During the 4 weeks interim period I set a goal to be down to 158. Well that didn't happen. But I am down 0.2 of a lb. Hey its something right! I am also down a total of 1.75 inches this month. I lost in my waist, hips and thigh! Most important parts :))

*I didn't get any ST done this past week but BLC 23TNT is to be done today or tomorrow (more than likely tomorrow for me) so I will be getting at least 1 full body ST session in as I opted for the TNT in 30.

*My eating has just been everywhere, sometimes high end of cal range, sometimes low, sometimes really bad food for me and sometimes really good. Today is day 1 though to get strict on myself.

*Didn't meet any goals I set for the week last week.

Goals for this week:
1. FM 250
2. Cardio: min 5 days, 3 of those days 30+ min, at least 2 of those days 60+ min
3. ST (TNT) at least 1 time this week (Thursday)
4. Get strict on eating
5. No junk food at least 3 days this week

Have a great week!!!

  
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MINANCY 9/26/2013 4:00PM

    Good luck on BLC23! I will be cheering you on, my ADD and fellow Wisteria Mini-Team mate.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/26/2013 12:41PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I like your goals, I know you can meet them.

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GODZDESIGN95 9/26/2013 10:32AM

    Sorry! do your mom thing but please take care of you too. I hope you feel better soon. Its hard to eat well when you are sick. Get plenty of water in, rest when able and eat your chicken soup. emoticon . I am down ot 175 emoticon a number I have not seen since after the birth of my second child. emoticon

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WILDASTER 9/25/2013 8:15AM

    Hope you feel better soon, I went to the doctor on Monday and got Zpack and I feel so much better! Take good care of yourself, find a few minutes to drink a warm beverage, inhale some warm steamy air.

Love your goals!

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NEW-CAZ 9/25/2013 7:06AM

    Great goals, hope you feel better soon emoticon

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CANADIANFROG09 9/25/2013 7:04AM

    Great goals! good luck with them. emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 9/25/2013 6:47AM

  Good Luck!

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DMEYER4 9/25/2013 6:45AM

  hope you feel better soon. good luck on your goals and also your classes.

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WIN Reflection 9/18/13

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Another busy week. I am wore out. Still have yet to find my routine, but getting organized. I am exciting to say I got more clarification last night on that evil project I have to do and its looks not as horrible as I thought and the best part is I can do my Aunts daycare so I called my cousin and she said YES! So got my company out of the way now just to prepare the info I need to get from them (interview questions and desired documents) and I told her I would send it to her before hand than just come over to take some pics and talk to her a little more about everything. So less anxiety on that! And when I asked if it was ok he stated that's a great idea because this assignment is basically like doing a walkthrough/interview with a daycare/school just like parents do before enrolling their children. So I think I have a grasp on this now!! YAY! Kids are doing great in school. Both are loving it now. Having a hard time in the evenings trying to go to school, help them with homework then do mine. Need to find my groove.

So this is the last week of Summer 5% and of course I did not meet my goal. I had only 1.4 lbs to lose and ending up gaining 2.4 this week due to the evil TOM and my sweet tooth. I am so upset about it this morning! I wanted so bad to finally break the 160s! I am just so tired of this roller coaster I am on. More ups than downs!

GOALS for the week:

1. This week I really need to focus on staying away from the sweets because TOM will be around for a week still yet as it just came yesterday. I really want to sit down at some point during the week and get a schedule down and start SHREDDING again!
2. MUST GET BACK TO ST!!!! Since the end of the BLC 22 I have just completely slacked on my ST...this week I must get 1 core, 1 upper and 1 lower session in!
3. Continue my daily to-do, create a schedule/routine
4. 350 FM

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/18/2013 11:37PM

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FLORIDASUN 9/18/2013 9:01AM

    I love that you tackle things with such aplomb! You don't let the craziest of life get you down. I also love that you get off track once in awhile (and who doesn't) but then you just get right back in there and continue on.

I'm also thrilled that you have your project underway and that the kids love their school routine.

All in all...never fear...the fall challenge is just around the corner! emoticon If you didn't make your 5% this time you will the next go round!

I'm proud of you Jennifer...you are doing GREAT! emoticon emoticon

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JUSTME29 9/18/2013 8:47AM

    I'm glad you got clarification and feel better about your project. Sometimes those huge overwhelming things turn out to not be quite so horrible. It sounds to me like you're really on the right track to getting yourself into a new routine.

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GODZDESIGN95 9/18/2013 7:57AM

    What a busy mom you are. My hat goes off to you. I hope you reach your goals. Prayers and much blessing. emoticon

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WIN Reflection 9/4 & 9/11 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So most of you probably have been keeping up with me on the threads of the teams I post on but for those who do not know my lil guy has been having an extremely hard time getting settled in at school. Lots of tears Monday. Come to find out he is having major lunch time anxiety about his peanut allergy and being alone at the allergy table. The teacher and principal have fixed the problem and has a group of kids sitting with him now and the principal is going to check their lunches everyday for those who brought it for peanut stuff. Also he was scared about the lunch line which everything in there is safe he's just so scared! He has been taking his lunch and that seems to make him feel better. As for yesterday he did a lot better. He did start saying in the morning that he wasn't ready for school but no tears. I had Evie walk him into the building and I stayed out there and waiting for her to come out and she gave me two thumps up. Speaking of Evie, not sure if she is on Safety Patrol or not, they gave some students it the day before but I think they rotate kids so we will have to see. Either way I am proud of her for her interest and hope that she does get to do it one day! Today is another heat advisory and of course the kids have picture day.

On this date:
1992---I lost one of the greatest women in the world way too early...My grandma Evelyn, who I named my daughter after. We were extremely close. Wish the kids would have gotten to meet her!
2001---I was at work and a floor manager came into the accounting office to ask if we heard what was going on and turned on a little TV that was in the office just as the 2nd plane crashed into the WTC. I will never forget that day! Still gives me chills!

9/4 down 1.0 lbs and today I am down 3.2lbs. Looks like this extremem busy lifestyle agrees with my weight loss! LOL. I am 1.4lbs away from my goal for the end of Summer 5% challenge which ends 9/21, next week is my last weigh in for that! I got this! Been doing great with my cardio over past couple weeks. Not so great with ST, been like 2 weeks since I have done it. I have been eating what I want just smaller portions. I noticed my stomach is shrinking so not eating as much and staying at the low end of my calorie range.

All registered for BLC 23 and hope that I continue as a Violet Venus! Signed up also for the Teddy bears for Fall 5%. Love these two groups and the wonderful people!

Meet all but 2 goals I set 2 weeks ago. Since no reflection last week I just used the same goals for 2 weeks.

Goals for this week:
1. lose 1.4lbs
2. 30+min cardio 6 days
3. 1 full body ST session or broken into 3 sessions (1 up, 1 low, 1 core)
4. Daily me time to unwind..10+m 7 days!
5. Make it though my day to day operations
6. FM goal 300

  
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JUSTME29 9/11/2013 8:38AM

    Congrats on your loss! I hope easing the lunchtime anxiety helps your little guy feel better about school. I know it's so tough on some kids. It's been hot here, but I woke up to beautiful rain this morning so I'm pretty happy about the weather right now. Our picture day is next Tuesday - and we'll be on a long weekend camping this weekend and not get back til Monday. Hopefully the dirt will scrub off before school pictures.

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NEW-CAZ 9/11/2013 7:50AM

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FLORIDASUN 9/11/2013 7:46AM

    You are doing SO great! I'm REALLY proud of you sweet little bear! I know it's so stressful when we worry about our sweet children and the challenges they face in school. I'm sending lots of white light and love to surround your little guy and I'm sure it will be no time until he is comfortable with his new routine.

You deserve a BIG pat on the back too...for all you do for you dear family and all you've achieved during this Teddy Bear Challenge. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSALERNO 9/11/2013 6:29AM

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