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The College Survival Team needs YOU!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's official!!! NAMSMOMMY and I are the new leaders for the College Survival Team. emoticon We both are very excited for helping college students, just like us, lose weight and reach their fitness goals... but we need your help.

We need your help by a few ways depending where you fit in.

-If you are a college student, please come check out the team! If you decide to join, it would be awesome if you brought your active spark buddies too.

-If you not a college student but follow my blogs.. we need your help too! All I am asking is to spread the word! Tell EVERYONE about the new team for college student that they just gotta check out.

We really want this team to get this team active again. It has been neglected but now it has two awesome leaders. It can be done! So, tell every active Sparker that's a college student!

Here is the link to the team! Check it out!

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/16/2010 7:37PM

    Yeah, Heidi, you are!

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HEIDISO 9/16/2010 11:10AM

    The person that thought up the idea must be amazingly smart. emoticon

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HEIDISO 9/16/2010 10:35AM

    Great way to promote your team!

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NAMSMOMMY 9/16/2010 1:09AM

    We totally can do it!

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Being Crabby Turned Out Alright

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I love days when I wake up so crabby that I cannot stand myself. Okay, this will take some explaining, lol. I was seriously crabby about my friend situation. I didn't even want to be with me. It's a bit hard to seperate me from me.

Today, I wasn't going to work out but I couldn't stand it anymore... so I did 35 minutes on the elliptical. I think because I needed to get it out of my system.. it was easy! Yup, you read that right. Elliptical was easy.. and I even got my heartbeat up to 173. Overall it stayed around 165. Usually that is not easy for me but it was today. Maybe I should thank my friend, lol!

On top of that, people kept saying how pretty I look today. All week people have been telling me I look amazing.. well.. I do. Hehe! So, that helped!

Than, I got an email saying I am now the team leader of this team that is kinda dead. So, now I have a new team called The College Survival Team. I changed the name. The name was a real downer. Anywho, if anyone has any ideas of how to breathe energy back into the team.. please let me know.. pronto. Haha! In fact, if you are a college student, please take a peek at the team. It might be just what you are looking for! Even if you are a college student, do you have friends on SP that go to college? Please past it on! Please?

Anyhow, I found I am in a better mood.. I guess I am gonna have to learn how to walk away from a two year friendship. Maybe it is time to move on with my life into my new phase of my life. Some friends are in your life for a reason, season or lifetime. Well, as sad as it is, I guess it is, this friend's time is coming to a close.

Oh geez... I almost forgot! I peeked at my weight today (tomorrow is offical weigh in day) and I am down to 187.2. Woo-hoo! And, today at breakfast, I was just under 500 calories. Score!

So.. sorry for the random blog.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/15/2010 11:51AM

  You have to do what is best for YOU friend-ship-wise......

emoticon on the weight loss. You are doing such a great job!!! emoticon emoticon

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CASSCAMP 9/15/2010 1:43AM

    Sorry to hear about the friendship. But if they don't treat you like they should, they aren't worth having as a friend. Great job on the workout & the eating. GL on the weigh in tomorrow morning!!!! HUGS. Also good luck leading your new sp team. When i finally get back into college ill definitely join!

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MSJULES01 9/14/2010 8:45PM

    You always have great blogs.
I think that they are the best way to get things off of your chest.

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NAMSMOMMY 9/14/2010 2:14PM

    I love how your emotions can totally direct your workouts into directions you didn't plan on. =)

Joined your team. Games are a great way to get people chatting...

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PIINKCUPCAKE 9/14/2010 1:25PM

    Great Blog!!! Sometimes when I'm angry, hurt, upset. . . the gym is the place for me and all the equipment are my friends, they have no opinions, no pity, and no power over me.. . Hop on a treadmill and go, listen to my music and push it to the limit. I had lots of those days a while back when I ended a 10 year friendship w a very close girlfriend. The relationship turned toxic and although it was hard I had to let it go. I couldnt understand it at the time, but it was the best thing I could have done!
Good Luck reviving your team. I know u can do it you've got the Umph!!!

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Where there is a will, there is a way!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

And, I have plenty of will.

Okay, since I was still frustrated with the caf' situation, I talked with HEIDISO than looked over my calories the last few weeks. I found some hang ups. After some thought and consideration. I have a new plan I am going to try out next week. See if I can get that darn scale to move in the right direction. I am coming to terms that this will have to be a trail and error thing. Anyhow here is the plan!

- Monday-Friday eat breakfast and supper
- High protein, low calorie snacks between breakfast and supper such as fiber bars, string cheese and fruit. (Any other suggestions?)
- Try to eat more salads at the caf'
- Try to eat from the BORING health section more
- Limit:
Things with cheese

Also, I am joining the College Survival team. emoticon

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HANNAHV 9/13/2010 5:57AM

    emoticonsounds good to me! how about low fat plain yogurt with fruit? you will have to compare calories to see.... emoticon

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SHERYLDS 9/12/2010 8:08PM

    Any of the low calorie soups will fill you up and hold you over, and the selection on healthy varieties is overwhelming. there are plenty of lower sodium varieties now. Fiber bars are popular but watch the calories, I tend to use them like a candy bar. I find the quaker oatmeal
'weight watcher' oatmeal packs another good option.

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CASSCAMP 9/12/2010 10:49AM

    What is the college survival team?

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NAMSMOMMY 9/12/2010 9:48AM

    Glad you found someone that would help you with that issue. I totally know the feeling. It is so hard when you don't have that control to make whatever you want.

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CHEWY3 9/12/2010 8:45AM

  Great plan. I agree where there is a will, there is way. You can do it. emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 9/12/2010 8:11AM

    emoticon Sounds like a good plan. emoticon

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MOCACHOC 9/11/2010 9:57PM

    I agree that sugar can kill a weight loss plan and cheese in moderation.

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Water Retention.. grr!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bummed. Yup, that is how I feel.

All week my weight hasn't moved - not up or down besides a few ounces here and there. I guess I am bummed because it's my TOM and I know that is why I gained 2# of water weight overnight. I've yet to lose it despite working out like a mad woman.

I feel I cannot blame it on 100% water retention. Since starting classes again, I have noticed I am drinking as much water as I should.

Also, I have been trying to eat at the caf' and it seems like everyday I am right at my upper limit or a little over. I want my value so I don't want to not use it yet I am frustrated. When I go, I eat right. I know I don't overeat. I get in. I get out. Most times I don't eat with people because I want it to be quick. No temptations. All last week I think I had one brownie otherwise fruit for dessert. This is hard when my friends, when I do eat with someone, are eating brownies or ice cream.. but I try.

Than, on top of that I want some "me" time and I don't know how to tell my friend that. I just want to be by myself this weekend. I know she misses and me all.. but I want space.

In the big picture of things, these things don't matter. I still have my family and friend. For anyone that is remembering a friend or family member, you are in my thoughts today! emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 9/11/2010 5:41PM


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THECRAZYMANGO 9/11/2010 4:55PM

    But, that is kinda the point. I am paying for a meal plan so I can, in a sense, save money. But, if I don't use it, than it's just a waste. emoticon

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NAMSMOMMY 9/11/2010 4:53PM

    is it a possibility to bring your own lunch? Then you have some more control over what you are eating.

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SUNRISE14 9/11/2010 4:32PM

    Staying on track is hard exspecially when you can't fix your own!I only get weighted once a month ! emoticon

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The bookstore turned around my mood!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Lately, I have been caught up in losing my friendship with this guy who I happen to like romantically as well. This morning I went to the bookstore, all crabby, and was buying myself a size MEDIUM sweatshirt. Yup, a MEDIUM! emoticon I noticed the guy behind me has a handful of heavy books. So, I moved to the side so he could put them down. One of the books was from a class I have.. so I commented on it. Me keep my mouth shut?! Ha! It turns out we do have class together. I didn't recognize him from my class but he knew where I sat. emoticon I am not sure if he was flirting.. but I am taking it at the value that he noticed me for positive reasons.

It always freaks me out when people notice me. I am not sure if they notice me because I have taken roles where I stand in front of people or my looks make me stand out. Okay, let's not get all egolistic. I am saying my short, near black hair, is very unique. I am not used to being noticed for positive reasons. In High School, it seems people knew me as the easy target to pick on.

This is not the only guy that have noticed me this week. I feel like I have caught guys.. cute, athletic guys.. looking at me. I am SO not used to that. Even if they are not "checking me out", I am still getting noticed. I guess that is one of the benefits that I enjoy the most. Maybe because I never got to enjoy in High School. Maybe I should I move on from my friend as it may not too late after all.

[On a side note I also was crabby because I woke up later than I wanted to. I ended up not working out when I wanted to but I plan on a swim today after class. It will be a nice mix up as I usually do the elliptical.]

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/10/2010 9:43PM

    With you guys always telling me all these nice things.. I am going to have a huge ego. emoticon

Oh, I forgot to tell you that guy sits on the other side of the room.. and walks by the front desk that work at like all the time to go to his room! Yeah, I am not exactly most observant person, lol!

Comment edited on: 9/10/2010 9:50:38 PM

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SNOWFILLY 9/10/2010 8:16AM

    Congrats on the medium!! I think that you underestimate yourself too much! You are a very kind, thoughtful, generous, caring, not to mention Beautiful woman!! The rest of the world is finally finding that out. You go girl!! Oh, and I almost forgot ----- emoticon !!!!!!

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REVJVH 9/9/2010 10:29PM

    You rock! The only new guy who's noticed me lately is a good-looking, charming (mostly), still-drinking alcoholic. (Stay away, JVH, stay far away!)

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MSJULES01 9/9/2010 9:51PM

    You go girl...Take advantage of it. Maybe you will luck out and get a guy that wants to workout with you.

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    emoticon everyone! I guess I do have positive energy. I have noticed this semester I try to walk around campus without my headphones in and interacting with people more. I guess it's working as a different guy winked at me. What is with these boys, haha!

Oh, if anyone was curious... the first boy sits on the other side of the room in the back. No wonder I didn't notice him when I sit towards the front!

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NAMSMOMMY 9/9/2010 3:46PM

    woo hoo! That is awesome about the medium, and about the guy checking you out! :D

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SHERYLDS 9/9/2010 12:19PM

    I think everyone notices a pretty lady with a winning smile and a great personality. You sparkle my friend. And congrats on the Medium sweatshirt.
Show those curves emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ACDKAYAK1 9/9/2010 11:57AM

  :) That is such a good feeling. When I had lost weight before one thing I remember very well (and miss VERY much) is that positive energy attracts! Not to mention you LOOK SUPER! So way to go with the medium shirt, attention, and positivity!


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BAILEYS7OF9 9/9/2010 11:39AM

    emoticonon the medium!!!

I believe you are carrying yourself with more self esteem, probably what is making people notice you.

you go girl!

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PROUD_MAMA_09 9/9/2010 11:22AM

  Very cool on getting to buy a medium shirt and getting noticed. It's always reason to celebrate!

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