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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

well I am better now and hubby is better and the kids never got the horrible stomach flu that put me and hubby down for the count.

woosh it was bad. I came down with it at 3am on Thursday and just laid on the couch between running to the bathroom all day. Then Thursday night I got up around midnight to use the bathroom and while sitting there decided I felt really weird and bad and needed to get back to bed fast. I got up, walked over to the door and then the room went black and I opened my eyes to find myself on the floor. I have never passed out ever in my life. I suppose there is a first for everything. The only thing I can figure is I must have been dehydrated.

The next day I was still feeling a bit bad but had to get everything ready for the weekend. Me and hubby had plans to take the kids to my inlaws for the weekend and we were going to go to the art museum, get a hotel room in the city and then go see a symphony. ..... http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=
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So I had to get the kids and us pack but I still felt like crap. Then I had to pick up my son from school later that day and drive them to my inlaws house which is like an hour away. Thank goodness for GPS.... my hubby got me one for valentines day. :-)

Anywhoo Im not even at my inlaws for an hour when my hubby calls and says that he now has the stomach virus and came home from work early. So I had to rush home and baby him for the rest of the night in hopes that he would be well enough to enjoy our prepaid, no refund weekend.

I have all the luck

Fortunatly he made a very quick recovery thanks to my awesome TLC and we had a wonderful weekend with just him and I. It was a nice break from parenting and school and all that. The show we saw btw was awesome! you should check out the link above.

I feel like the stomach bug I had although horrible got me back on track in a since though. I wasnt really in a mood to eat much of anything so I really got out of the all the time snacking I was doing. Then my stomach was tender for a few days afterwards so I got back to eating small, lighter meals. Which is nice and hopefully I can keep it up. Also all the walking on saturday, between taking public transportation in the city and walking the art museum made me realize that I need to start moving again. I have not done any formal form of exercise in over a month.

Today was the first day I have exercised (besides the walking on saturday) in more than a month. Im really hoping to get back on track because lately I have just kinda been floundering along. Not really losing or gaining.... well maybe gaining a pound or two. I lost what extra weight I had gained over the past month with the stomach virus though.

Anyway. I feel like I am doing better (besides the chocolates I had today, damn whitmans sampler my hubby got me for valentines... I gave the rest to my sister though so it wont tempt me anymore) and hopefully I can keep up the trend.

~ Jess

  
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ASHLEYW_206 2/25/2011 11:47AM

    You amaze me....how you manage to have the stomach flu and still keep up with your kids is truly impressive! I'm so glad you got to enjoy your one-on-one weekend with your hubby and you're both feeling better!

Sometimes it takes stuff like that to get us on track....I always try to remind myself what hungry REALLY feels like after I've been a crazy snacker.

Sounds like you're back on track! Awesome job! emoticon

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SPARKYJEANIE1 2/25/2011 11:21AM

    Wow love...

That was sooo much going on...and the stomach flu is NEVER ever fun in any way,shape or form!!! =( Glad you all are over that!!

Videogameslive? SOOO COOL!! My hubby and son went to that about 2 yrs ago. My son was about 11 or 12 at the time and TOTALLY LOVED THAT! Hubby too! They even bought a CD of the songs - I loove the Castlevania one...so cool how they do that - and the lazer light show made it even more amazing! Good for you guys!

Glad to hear things are getting back on track!
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/22/2011 4:41PM

    That was some flu, glad it is gone! Bet it is Great to be back to your workout routine, emoticon

Thank goodness for in-laws!

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So much drama - Warning - Long blog / rant

Friday, February 11, 2011

Well if you read my status you know that I wanted to be able to come up here on spark people at the end of yesterday and report a fabulous day of healthy eating and fitness.

The day started well, I tracked my food, ate a good breakfast. I had plans to go to the mall and eat lunch with my daughter (a healthy preplanned lunch), and then walk around the mall to get some exercise. We went out and I got a Moe's burrito, minus the tortilla shell, minus sour cream and minus cheese... which came out to about 300 calories. They gave me chips with my meal, a whole suitcase full.... (the bag was big) and I gave them to my sister when I got home later. I got lyra a chick-fil-A sandwich and a fruit cup which she only ate half of the sandwich and I ended up eating the other half. Not planned but not too horrible. Then we walked around the mall for 30 minutes.

Not a bad afternoon, but then I got home and my sister told me some lady called but the only thing she could remember is it was important. Big help.
The lady called back about an hour later though and it turns out she was from child protective services. I already knew who called on me when i heard that. The same people who called on me the three times before, my xhusband and his mother. This will be the 4th time in 3 years they have called CPS on me for crazy things that are not even close to be true.
She set up an appt to come over this morning because I had to go to school last night.

So I went to school last night and was all stressed out because I had to come home and clean the house from top to bottom. It wasent disgusting or anything but was rather dirty because I have been going to school all week and just have not had the time to clean up. I was also stressed about the visit from the social worker in general. I know I am a good mom and I go everything I am suppose to do, sometimes even more than I am suppose to do, but there was that feeling that maybe I am doing something wrong that I dont realize and they are going to take my kids from me. I know this is silly... they dont take peoples kids away for not dusting or having a messy fridge. Having my kids taken from me is my greatest fear though, they are my whole world and everything I do in my life is for them. My X took my son from me for 3 months when he was a baby and that has damaged me and I have never gotten over it. Its still hard to think of. I felt like crawling into a hole and dieing when it happened. I think that is why I am such a good parent to my kids, I know to never ever take them for granted.

Anyway, I ended up going to ruby tuesdays and getting a burger and a salad and an appitizer of dumplings. I brought that home and split it with my husband. We ended up not eating the salad because we were full after the other stuff, so I dont think I ate that bad.... but it was not planned and was not the best choice. I was so stressed out..

oh and i knocked back two 4oz glasses of wine.

considering how I was feeling I dident do too bad, but it was not a planned event and I most likely should have done something other than eat to cure stress. Lets just say over all it could have been worse.

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So anyway, unrelated to my health. I met with the social worker this morning. It turns out that this time the abuse that I have been inflicting on my son was.

1. He has a cough when he goes to there house (kids get colds)
2. I am on an extream diet and have made my son afraid to eat anything
3. My son is frail and malnurished because I starve him, and you can see his ribs and back bone.

::shakes head::

Well I guess my X husband and his mother have realized Im all skinny now. I suppose they have come to the conclusion that durring the last two years I have become an anorexic and have made my son one as well. My son is not frail or underweight by the way, he is a normal healthy weight for his height and age. He feels like a sack of bricks when i lift him. You can see his ribs when he sucks in his stomach, and you can see his spine to but not in a 3rd world country sort of way. Hell I am at the top of a healthy bmi and you can see my ribs when I suck in my stomach too.

I feed both of the kids healthy food. last night they had whole wheat lasagna with spinach and zucchini. They ate it too. Its alot of spinach I put in my lasagna too. I pack aidens lunch every day and pack him a snack, because I want to know what he is eating. I try to teach them both healthy habits so they dont have the same problems that I have had, and I must be doing a good job if he is telling my X husband that he dosent want to eat certain unhealthy foods when he is at his house.

I think because of how my X and his family live they actually do think I am starving him. My X-husband (who was a pretty skinny guy when we were together before he went mentaly insane and broke up with me to move in with his mental mother) is around 350 - 400 lbs now and his mother who is very short is most likely around 250 lbs. The two are not the picture of health in any standard. They feel Aiden nothing but soda and pizza and other junk when he goes over there.
Aiden came home a few months ago and told me that when he is at there house he eats peanut butter and sugar sandwiches. I told him that eating a lot of sugar is not healthy for you and a better choice would be to put bananas on his sandwich instead of sugar. Anyway he went back and told them that eating alot of sugar will make you unhealthy and he would not eat the peanut butter and sugar sandwiches anymore.
And this past time when he went to there house they celebrated his birthday from last month and got him pizza and cake. He told me that he ate too much pizza and he was full so he dident want any cake. That prob made them upset and pushed them over the edge to call social services on me again.

Sigh, its all ridiculous to me.

anyway the visit from the social worker was very casual and quick. Im sure she figured since this is the 4th visit and the last visit (which was about me starving him also) was not found to be true, so this one would not be either. I showed her the food in my kitchen.... including all the junk that is up there for the kids (ravioli, macaroni and cheese, cookies.) I think she knows Im not starving them.

She said after she left the house she was going to go to aidens school and ask him a few questions and then have the school nurse check to see if he was a healthy weight and then close out the case.

After she left I got lyra's shoes on and we went down to social services where I applied for child support for the first time. I had been avoiding it for the past 5 years because I dont really need it... my husband has a good job and supports us very well.... and because I knew that it would cause more drama with them. It seems that the drama is always created anyway though, even when I try to avoid it they make it for me in some way. So lets see how he likes getting harrassed by the system. He has never paid me a penny for the care of aiden.... not even for the year we were together while aiden was a baby. He was unempoloyed because of his mental illness and I worked to support him... I think aiden deserves it anyway, because he does nothing for him, including taking care of him while aiden is at his house.

You know they feed my son so badly at there house that he comes back constipated from only being there one weekend. Its been a full week since he was last there and he still has not gone to the bathroom. It really makes me so mad. then they have the nerve to call CPS on me saying I am mistreating him.

Grrrr.!!!!

Well sorry for this rant.... I needed to vent a little bit.

~ Jess

MY BEAUTIFUL HEALTHY CHILDREN :-)



  
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BECKYCOLVIN 2/13/2011 2:50PM

    Considering how stressful this was for you, I think you did great! :) I can't imagine how it makes you feel to have your unhealthy, overweight ex calling Child Protective services on YOU--he's the one feeding your kiddo pizza, soda, and sugar sandwiches!! You're feeding him whole wheat spinach lasagne and fruits & veggies. What a creep! And as far as filing for child support goes, good for you!

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ESMOMMY13 2/12/2011 10:18AM

    One of the great aspects of sparkpeople is that we can blog about our crazy lives and learn we are not alone in this crazy world. I hate what you are going through with your ex but you do have great kids and I love that you are teaching them to be healthy. :) Gosh, I love that they ate that lasagna. I don't know if I would be that lucky with my 6 year olds. Good luck on getting the child support, I don't blame you for wanting to start annoying them after the stress they have put you through!

Good luck and I hope today will be an awesome day for you and your family. :)

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MALEXANDER4 2/12/2011 7:19AM

    Oh honey, I can feel your pain. I have a son who needs help, he is an addict, I can say that now, and his father my ex thinks there is nothing wrong with him, he is living with him now(he is 21) and my daughter told me that her father called and he said not to tell me that they wanted him in rehab and that they are having fits with him. Now I did all this since the boy was a teen, I did ask for help from the system and was told it was a family problem, that was until he ended up in jail the first time. I then asked if something would be done now? I'm still waiting. The system is there for some and not for others, it is abused by most and the ones of us that need it get passed over. Your an awesome mom, I love to see your photos, and I love your halloween ones best. Michelle.

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NURSE_FAWN 2/11/2011 11:22PM

    I am a nurse and I have raised 3 children of my own. You have beautiful children that practically glow with health. It sounds like your ex is trying to make you as miserable as he is. Keep up all your good work and keep loving your wonderful family. CPS can tell what your ex is doing. emoticon

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HOPE2011 2/11/2011 7:48PM

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LOSINGJESS 2/11/2011 7:38PM

    Thanks for the comments and allowing me to vent. I try to think about my x as little as possible and stuff like this really annoys me because it causes me to think about him alot.
I would send food with my son but it didn't help... I have done it in the past and the stuff I sent got sent back. This was when he was a baby. I have sent sunblock and still got sent back a sunburnt kid, sent insect reorient and still received a child covered in 50 mosquito bites. I have talked to social devices about how they feed him and how they don't care for him right... But it's never enough to do anything about. It's very frustating.
Luckily they end up missing alot of visits with him so he is not seeing them as much now. He is not really minding much so I am not worried about it. He has a good father in his life. In fact right now he is out at the movies with my husband having a daddy night out and then my husband is taking him to the Lego store as a surprise. My husband has been there for him since right after his first birthday and started calling him daddy a few months later. I'm happy for that.

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MEDICGURL1769 2/11/2011 6:32PM

    Hate that you are being stressed out. X's are PAINs!!!!

Went to your page and checked out your before and after's and all I have to say is WOW!! You go girl!!

Teaching your children healthy eating habits is not neglect or abuse, it's being a responsible parent. I am thankful that my son doesn't care too much for sweets, of course he doesn't care too much for veggies or fruit either but I try to provide those that he does like. Your children look healthy and happy and I know when my son was about your sons age that he was skinny as a rail, but well fed and whenever he hits growth spurts he thins out.

Hope you have a stress-free weekend.
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IBSHAUN 2/11/2011 5:30PM

    I was thinking as I was reading your blog, that perhaps CPS needs to investigate his living arrangements and examine his habits. Makes me mad when people abuse the system like this! There are kids out there who really needed that visit today and instead she had to waste her time (and yours) and your house. You fight for your support - he needs to pull his weight especially since he is being an ass.

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NIKKIV2 2/11/2011 5:11PM

    I am so sorry you have to deal with this. Just from reading this I can tell your kids are well taken care of. I wish some people would quit trying to make trouble for others and realize that just because a child doesn't want junk does not mean they are starved. What a S.O.B. I am glad that you finally went for child support. If he thinks your son is being starved then maybe he should help pay for the healthy food you do feed him.

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KAT262011 2/11/2011 4:52PM

    Your X sounds like a P.O.S. (excuse my language). There is nothing worse in my opinion than being a dead-beat who has the nerve to criticize how you are raising your kids. My step sons mom is the same way- never sees her son or helps to support him but still wants to complain about non-existent things. She also feeds him nothing but junk food when he does visit (I know because he always tells me what she feeds him) and he comes back constipated with a bloated stomach every time. Your kids look perfectly healthy and beautiful. Just keep your head up and be the best Mom you can be.

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TADTURC 2/11/2011 4:37PM

    You're doing a great job! Just keep moving forward and onward. Its the best thing for you and your children.

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KTTAYLOR21 2/11/2011 3:00PM

    The sad part is, CPS will be back again and again. Do not think that that was the last time. If he keeps calling them, they will keep coming no matter what. You know you are taking care of your kids and so does your ex. It's a way to piss you off!!

HIGH FIVE on filing the child support papers. If he's going to take you thru the drama at least he will be coming out of pocket...with his sorry-butt-self..UGH!!!! emoticon

Your doing the right thing, and don't give him the pleasure of addressing it to him.

It's over and done... enjoy your weekend. emoticon

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SALINAMATHER 2/11/2011 1:44PM

    Wow, Your ex should be the one in trouble for feeding your son crap! Why is your ex even allowed to spend time with the kids if he hasn't been paying child support? I think I would go after him for all of the past years if thats possible.
P.S. Your children look healthy and beautiful!

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MILLER*TIME 2/11/2011 1:29PM

    wow girl your ex sounds like a real nasty person. Glad you're going to make him start paying child support!!!! Drama or not i would/ve done that a long time ago. your son def deserves it, heck if nothing else it'll help with his college expenses.

Sorry you're going through CPS though. I know my mom's ex husband did that to her a long time ago and it stressed her out beyond belief! Keep being a good mommy :)

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CECE0330 2/11/2011 1:17PM

    Holy cow. emoticon That's a huge ball of stress to be carrying around. i'm so sorry you are having to go through this. Sheesh, my 7 year old is skin & bones, you CAN see her spine & ribs; she's 4'3" and weighs 49lbs! But she eats a lot, it's just that she has her dad's metabolism.

Even though you are dealing with a nightmarish situation, at least he is OUT of your life in the immediate sense: you don't have to live with him and you have found a better partner! Maybe you could send some food with your son when he goes to their house? Call it a "picnic" and pack enough for him to eat the things he likes & are healthy for him while he's there. Even if it's not enough to cover the whole time, at least he'd have healthier stuff mixed in.

Peanut butter & sugar? blech!


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SPARKINGIT 2/11/2011 1:16PM

    good grief - you poor thing. you are doing all the right things. I remember my mom arguing in front of my kids that cake was good for kids because it had eggs in it! hang in there. emoticon

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Quote to live by

Thursday, February 03, 2011

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

  
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PRETTYLILHEFFER 2/10/2011 5:05PM

    This is my most favorite quote ever!!

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FATHINSN 2/4/2011 3:40AM

    I like this sentence, "As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." I guess we unconsciously can affect others, I hope I do.

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/3/2011 3:26PM

    Thank you for another great blog and quote. I look forward to these b logs.


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ASHLEYW_206 2/3/2011 2:11PM

    Such an awesome quote! Thanks for sharing!

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CKAJZER 2/3/2011 2:08PM

  i love this quote!! Great choice :)

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SARAHJ19 2/3/2011 2:04PM

    I love this quote! Thanks for sharing it today :)

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MARIA_S 2/3/2011 1:58PM

    I love that quote. I've read it before and it always makes me glad to be alive. Thanks for sharing.

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PARKERB2 2/3/2011 1:51PM

    That's great blog. I never thought of it that way. I remember singing the song "this little light of mine" when growing up but never related it to myself. Now I will.

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Blog Jan 31st

Monday, January 31, 2011

You know, if it were not for spark people I would really not have done as well as I have. I go through so many periods of doing good and then doing horrible.... spark people always brings me back though. As long as I just log in and stay reminded of me and my health, then I never truly fail.

I am so glad that I had the opportunity to be work free and school free durring the majority of my weight loss. It really allowed me to really focus on myself. I really commend the people up here on spark people that have lost weight while working full time jobs, raising family's and or going to school. Its really hard to stay on track.

I was never really faced with the demon that is fast food... I never had to deal with being completely pressed for time and even stressed out.

Before I blissfully went through my day, meals planned, time to cook, the only thing I had to worry about was getting a child off to school, taking care of another, keeping the house clean and making meals. I was isolated at home while hubby worked so I had no temptation to go out and get a big mac durring the day. lol.

I find myself now having to do all the things I did before, plus squeeze in errands, exercise, School, home work and all the temptations that the outside world brings to the table. Including no healthy choices in the vending machines at school, besides bottled water!

It is hard to stay on track, its hard to plan ahead... and the people who do it are like super heros. I am trying to strive to be like those people.... I'm having a hard time but I am slowly falling into a new routine. When I do get fast food I try to make it healthy choices.

Im not losing right now, that's for sure, but I'm not gaining... so Im ok with maintaining while I get into a groove that works for me.

~ Jess

  
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RUTHANNE100 2/2/2011 10:14AM

    You're doing great to figure out what you need to do to maintain while you're juggling added responsibilities. You'll get your groove back to lose your remaining weight when you're ready.

Keep up the great work!!

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MALEXANDER4 2/2/2011 3:15AM

    Planning is key. Your great at creating new recipes...maybe packing a granola bar, or fruit for when your at school. Fits in the back pack. lol. You will find a way. Look how far you have come. Right now maintaining is awesome.

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KTTAYLOR21 1/31/2011 11:23AM

    I know the key is to plan plan plan... I can tell you this, but I haven't gotten it down pack yet. It is something that I am GOING to implement into my schedule. I am reading this book and it says to set aside a day where you plan your whole week, exercise, meals, housework, homework and time for family. This way you have your schedule for the week at the beginning of the week. Now I know this, I have now shared this with you now lets see if WE can get this done. (smile)... good luck to you and ME!!!

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SLIMSUPERNOVA 1/31/2011 9:34AM

    Oh I so know what you mean. I was losing weight much faster before I got this job. That being said, you will definitely find a new balance that works for you. Just takes time. :)

Good luck! This blog deserves better comments than this one but my brain is all fuzzy. I'll just say I really enjoyed it + cheer you on.

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MG3KDZ 1/31/2011 9:25AM

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MALIAN1 1/31/2011 9:22AM

    Way to go!~ Stay focused...you CAN do this! emoticon

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Busy Jess

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

well I have been busy lately. I guess alot of it is self inflicted because I have been going to the YMCA to workout at least 5 days a week. I have been trying out alot of different classes, trying to find the ones that I like and that are going to be really effective for what I want to do, which is tone up and slim down my body. I'm not necessarily looking to drop pounds right now but I do want to lose inches and tone up. I need to buy a measuring tape (because I cant find mine) so I can track my progress, if it does not reflect on the scale, which it might not.

I have taken this one class twice, called pump and burn. Wow, when they say advanced on the class scedual, they mean it! I was really workin my butt off in that class. Moving very rapidly from high intensity cardio, to challenging weight training. I still feel the class from friday, on top of the class I took last night. I am hoping that I get in better shape fast, so I can keep up a little better.

Driving has been nice but also so exhausting. I go out in the morning, do the whole Y thing and then run a few errands and I am ready to just drop. Then I come home and try to get things in order here and have just enough time while lyra is down for her nap where I can take a 30 min - hour nap myself. Then I have to get up and start dinner, spend a little time with the kids, eat and then get ready to go out to school from monday - thursday.

I haven't even really gotten in to school full swing (because of all the snow last week) and I am already tired. I have to drive to the other campus because that's where most of my classes are and that is waaay down the highway and takes like 30 minutes to get to. The clser of the two campus' is only 5 minutes down the road but I only have one class there, once a week.

I can do all this though, I just need to get into a routine and then stay on top of everything. I know my big problem is putting things off and then they pile up and its hard to dig my way out. So I'm not going to do that this time.

You know with all this activity you would think I would be having an easier time with my eating. I have to say though, its a little harder, because I find myself to always be hungry. I think its because I'm in a new routine so its throwing me off a little and that makes me want to snack more. I'm sure all the added activity is making me more hungry as well. I'm just trying to make sure I eat good for me things and not grab things while I am out and about, because usually the things sitting by the register at the grocery store, or in the vending machine at the school are not so good for me.
I have been taking south beach protein bars with me to eat after I workout which helps, because I am super hungry like 30 minutes after a workout. And I have been bringing a snack with me to school because I am in class like 30 minutes.

Last night that did not workout so well though. I ate dinner before going to school and then ate my snack after class before driving home and then once I got home I wanted to eat again. The other night seemed to work out better, where I just had a snack in the afternoon and then ate dinner when I got home. Of course then I am eating dinner really late, because my class does not let out until like 9pm.
I'm sure I will figure out what works best for me though, without snacking myself into a food coma.

well that's a quick update on me. I'm going to try and keep up with spark people the best that I can.... I'm gonna play it by ear as I get more into school and homework and other things, that haven't really hit yet.

~ Jess

  
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THE_NEW_ME_24 1/24/2011 3:37PM

    If you haven't picked up a measuring tape yet, I have one I can send you for free. My cousin works for a sewing company and they go to conventions and get TONS of free shwag, and then she gives it to me. One time I ended up with 4 or 5 measuring tapes. So yeah, if you'd like one, let me know and I can send it to you. I could send it to a PO, your hubbies work or a school address if you aren't comfortable.

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RORYTA 1/23/2011 3:53PM

    so proud of you, way to get back into it. those classes sound intense. keep up the great work, it really does show in your progress pics

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BECKYCOLVIN 1/20/2011 1:42PM

    I've been getting back into more strenuous cardio, and I am finding that I am famished all the time. I just have to be more deliberate about planning snacks (string cheese & an apple, cottage cheese & pears, hummus & carrots--a fiber/bulky item & a protein source). I've heard it said that exercise does make you hungrier, but that it is still worth it to exercise because of the way it changes your shape & muscle tone. Making a plan sounds like a good idea because once you take the guess-work out of your eating & exercise, your mind will accept things and you'll start feeling less desperate about food. :)

I understand what you're saying about feeling too busy, though. There never does seem to be enough time in the day!

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KTTAYLOR21 1/19/2011 9:30PM

    I, like Nikkiv2, also take classes online and it takes a TON of discipline. At the start of each semester I say I am going to do better then I did last semester and stay on top of my work... does it ever happen... NOT!! So I understand EXACTLY where your coming from. Good luck and lets both ROCK THIS SEMESTER OUT!!!!
Kim

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BOVEY63 1/18/2011 5:31PM

    You sound like one busy lady! Way to go for making the time to fit in fitness.
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Best of luck at school.
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ANGELBELIEVER 1/18/2011 3:15PM

    You are such a great inspiration. I am sure you will find your balance. I don't know how you do it all. I continue to enjoy reading your blogs.

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ALLEY2300 1/18/2011 1:54PM

    Routines are good! One thing with the hunger and working out. You probably will be a bit hungrier when you start working out intensely. Make sure you have added all the workouts to your spark page because your calories/needs may adjust depending on how much you are working out. I get hungry when I first start working out again and find that if i meet the higher end of my protein intake, I am not nearly as hungry.

Way to go though! Remember, don't run yourself to down though, or you may burn yourself out! Gradually swing back into working out and don't overdo it when you first start! Good luck!

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SILVERWING2623 1/18/2011 12:02PM

    You are an inspiration!

Just make sure that you are eating enough for your increased activity! That might be why you are more hungry now.

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NIKKIV2 1/18/2011 10:13AM

    Jess I do online school and still have issues with getting things done in an organized fashion. I hope you can get a routine that works for you! It isn't easy but so worth it. Good luck and keep up the hard work!

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