-SPENCER-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2DSPENCER%2D -SPENCER-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 12-12-12 (Workout Time & Missing PINK) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164344 Well I'm gearing up to do my workout - pretty excited about that. Yesterday was my break day, so I didn't do much at all ... which left me feeling good for the rest period but anxious for the sweat. One thing I've noticed is that I'm not doing the best of jobs tracking my calories and water intake. I need to be more mindful of that. Last year when I did the PINK Method, calorie counting wasn't a big deal. I really REALLY wish I could jump back on board with that ... The more I near January, t... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:12:20 EST Take 1 - (Where I Am & What's Going On) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161123 Worst lighting ever! I had no makeup, and no tripod so my phone casts a fun little shadow over my face through most of the video. Still though, I'm biting the bullet and braving up. I wanted to reveal myself and express myself vocally as opposed to a little sit down type session. So here I am. Raw, and honest. :) Sun, 9 Dec 2012 13:38:23 EST Back In Action (December 7th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159259 Okay guys I knowingly dipped out when things got tough on my end. The worst part about staying motivated is when I get off to a rocky start ... which was what happened to me. Early on in my attempt I was struggling because of some problems here on the home front. Life goes on though, right? I've been really busy, but more recently I finally got myself a long over due Christmas present! I know you're probably thinking ... overdue? Well last year we weren't able to participate in gift giving be... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:02:56 EST Staying Motivated Is Hard!!! (October 22nd) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108508 Well I logged in yesterday, logged my water intake and tracked SOME calories... But not extensively. The last few days have been pretty bad. I've felt under the weather ... then low and behold it is suddenly my time of the month. It's been incredibly cold and rainy preventing me and Koda from taking our walks. And worst of all, my sister is in the hospital with a kidney infection. I was born to agonize and worry ... So I've been super stressed. <BR> <BR> Better still, I have nothing to much... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:25:02 EST C-C-COLD OUTSIDE!!! (October 20th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106438 Today I didn't do my best at food tracking -- mostly because I'm running low on food in general. I still don't feel too good. It was freezing today! My sister has the flu, which I think I'm all set to catch myself. Feeling this way, I passed on walking Koda and working out. But it really has rained all day, so I don't think she minded in the slightest. lol I hate feeling yucky. (Not that I know anyone that enjoys it.) But you know what I mean! <BR> <BR> I have been excellent with my water i... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:20:46 EST Friday (BLAH!) October 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105389 Today was awesome... great and good ... I'm just feeling really sickly... and I had a bit of a scare. Keeping with eating right and tracking my food. I didn't work out today, though I was pretty active. I'll give a more detailed post tomorrow. I can't concentrate right now. Everyone have a wonderful evening! <BR> <BR> CHEERS! It's the weekend! <em>224</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:49:17 EST Morning Motivation (October 18th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103596 I just spent a solid 10 minutes writing a morning blog - only to have the pop up box glitch and exit out on me. (Fun right?) Anyway, I'm fairly pressed for time but I want to go ahead and offer a little insight to my plans for the day. Number one, I love Thursday! It's my favorite day of the week. Ever since I was a little kid, I sort of compared Thursday to the 'Christmas Eve' of the weekend. So I just naturally developed this ridiculous appreciation for Thursday. Usually my best days fall o... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:22:09 EST Hump Day Slump Day (October 17th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103017 Today I am tired! I'm really looking forward to bed time. I don't know what it was, but today I just couldn't get going. I did my W/O and I walked Koda - but even then I was still left feeling completely exhausted. I know I haven't been sleeping too well the last few days, and I did wake up pretty early after going to bed late... So I might really just be legitimately exhausted. Today was beautiful though! I could understand my sleepy demeanor if it had been rainy, but instead it was bright s... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:54:59 EST Sore to The Core (October 16th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101806 Yesterday I really felt like I was on a roll. Granted my eating habits towards the end of the night lacked something to be desired, but still! For me, I tend to struggle whenever it is my time of the month. (Which seems to be fast approaching.) I can never eat enough. Right now, I'm really aching to start back up with PINK. While I realize it might be difficult to implement a full forced effort of that specific diet/life style change - I would like to try it. Last Winter I got in the habit of... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:04:23 EST Surprise Ending (October 15th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100655 So initially I went ahead and blogged about my aspirations for getting back on the right path here through Spark. (It's always easier said than done, right?) So, I hopped off the computer and I busted my bum and I worked out! At first I really was dreading the concept of it. Even though I was mentally ambitious, I had been yawning while working on my first blog post. Granted, I'd had myself a good sleep the night before, I still felt like I was lagging. ( I don't drink coffee, but I did cut m... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:29:42 EST Monday Aspirations (October 15th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099938 While browsing the forums, groups and other blogs of active members here on Spark I realized something about myself. I am incredibly obsessive. I believe myself to be bipolar - but I'm in the process of trying to locate a new Doctor that I feel comfortable with. My practitioner told me he wasn't very experienced with bipolar and treatments, so I would need to find a specialist. At any rate, I tend to have an obsessive personality. (Its part of my ups and downs.) Right now, I'm obsessed with p... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:13:22 EST