03BFISCHER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=03BFISCHER 03BFISCHER'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/ Success in 2014 - 2nd Four Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632541 I have completed the second four weeks of my plan to get me healthy. <BR> <BR> Weighed in, measurements taken, fit test done - how did I do? <BR> <BR> SW on SparkPeople: 148 lbs (4/23/12) <BR> 2014 SW: 188.4 lbs <BR> 1st 4wks: 179.2 lbs 9.2 lbs (1/27/14) <BR> 2nd 4wks: 177.6 lbs 10.8 lbs (2/23/14) <BR> Mini Goal: 172.4 lbs by March 1st, 2014 <BR> Mini Goal: 156.4 lbs by May 1st, 2013 <BR> Mini Goal: 140.4 lbs by July 1st, 2013 <BR> SparkPeople GW: 130 lbs by August 15th, 2014 <BR> ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:51:57 EST Success in 2014 - 1st Four Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607338 I have completed the first four weeks of my plan to get me healthy. <BR> <BR> Weighed in, measurements taken, fit test done - how did I do? <BR> <BR> SW on SparkPeople: 148 lbs (4/23/12) <BR> 2014 SW: 188.4 lbs <BR> 1st 4wks: 179.2 lbs <em>55</em> 9.2 lbs (1/27/14) <BR> Mini Goal: 172.4 lbs by March 1st, 2014 <BR> Mini Goal: 156.4 lbs by May 1st, 2013 <BR> Mini Goal: 140.4 lbs by July 1st, 2013 <BR> SparkPeople GW: 130 lbs by August 15th, 2014 <BR> <BR> <BR> Bust: -1.5 ins <BR> C... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:49:09 EST Will You Take the Pledge With Me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579089 My Pledge for 2014: <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 08:58:20 EST Success in 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578726 Hello, I am a wife to a wonderful and supportive husband. I am a mother of two beautiful children, ages 6 and 4. My husband and I both work full-time. I am working on my BS in Accounting (graduate May 2015). My weight loss journey has been very up and down. My life is very stressful and I am an emotional eater. Things go wrong and get crazy, I give up and turn to crappy food. I lost 63 lbs and reached my goal back on Thanksgiving day 2011. I now have 58.4 lbs to loss. I am here to re-find m... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 22:58:44 EST Not so great August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475100 I really fell off the wagon in August. Things started to really pile on towards the end of July and then snowballed into August. Things at work were crazy in July with vacations, my daughters dance class, my sons pregames, and my Summer class = beginning of land slide. <BR> <BR> The last week of July/first week of August I was in the last two weeks of my Summer class and I was really struggling to keep up with the course work. The last week of class (first full week in August) a very close U... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 21:58:17 EST Will You take the pledge with me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439066 My Pledge: <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:06:33 EST And it has been crazy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429325 Wow, when I said it was going to be a crazy 5 weeks, I wasn't joking :o) <BR> <BR> The last two weeks have been just nuts. Even more crazy then I thought <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> My sons sports program has been going good. 2 wks done 2 wks to go. But is has been a challenge for my on Monday's when I get home from work, change, and we all pile in the car to just make it. <BR> <BR> My daughter has been loving her dance class. This is her last week. They sprang on me last week that they have... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:51:29 EST A crazy 5 weeks ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414313 The next 5 weeks will be crazy and a real challenge to stay on track...... <BR> <BR> BUT I WILL DO IT!!!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Starting today my 5 yr old son starts his 4 wk summer sport program. It is on Mon and Wed nights from 6:15 to 7. I get home from work between 5:45 and 6. This should be fun :o) <BR> <BR> My 3 yr old daughter still has 3 wks of her Intro to Dance class on Wed nights at 6:50. <BR> <BR> And tomorrow night my 5 wk summer class starts, that will be on Tues and Th... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:04:50 EST 12 Week and Spring 5% Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412533 I just finished up the 8 week 5% Spring into Summer Challenge with great results: <BR> <BR> Starting Weight May 11: 168.8 lbs <BR> Goal Weight: 160.36 lbs <BR> 5% Goal: 8.44 lbs <BR> Ending Weight July 6: 157.4 lbs <BR> Total Lost: 11.4 lbs <BR> Total Over Goal: 2.96 lbs <BR> Total %: 6.75% <BR> <BR> Since I got out of my funk 12 weeks ago I have made some great progress: <BR> <BR> Starting Weight April 13: 178.8 lbs <BR> Mini Goal July 1st: 160 lbs reached 6/22/13 <BR> Current Weig... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:25:16 EST Help Please - Camping Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384416 We are taking our 5 yr and and 3 yr old on their first big camping trip this week. We leave Thursday morning and return sometime Sunday afternoon. We are going with a couple friends and their 7 yr old son. We all sat down and planned out the menu last week. I am just gonna try to watch my portion sizes and trying to bring some fruit along for a healthier snack option for me than chips. <BR> <BR> I am going to try to go run Friday morning and Sunday morning. And I am sure we will do some hiki... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:10:36 EST 8 Week Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382258 Wow, it has been an amazing 8 weeks. When I look back at the funk I feel into last fall and gain back 48.8 lbs, it makes me sad that I allowed myself to do that. But I was in a bad place with a lot going on. To keep parts of my life going, I could no longer think about me. I lost the desire to exercise, all I wanted to junk food, I lost the desire to make time to pack lunches, and made no time for me at all. <BR> <BR> I decided at the begining of the year to try to turn things around. That w... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:33:00 EST Bring on June and Make it Sparktastic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374409 First an update of my May goals: <BR> <BR> 1 I have focused on just getting back into a workout routine, which has been mostly cardio, I need to get strength training back into my routine - strength training 3 times a week <BR> <BR> First couple weeks I only got 2 days in but the last few weeks 4 or more days, so on average I did 3 days a week. More important, I got strength training back in my routine <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2 Go to the gym at work during lunch at least 3 out of 5 ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 09:39:07 EST My Apologies to My Team and My Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366940 I want to say thank you for all your wonderful support, comments, and birthday wishes this past week. I am sorry I have not posted anything back. But I wanted everyone to know I did see them and that I appreciated them very much. <BR> <BR> It has been a very long week. My birthday was on Monday. My son graduated from preschool on Tuesday (took a long lunch for that so had to make up some time at work). I had finals Tuesday and Wednesday night. And died on the couch early on Thursday night :o... Fri, 24 May 2013 17:53:54 EST Happy Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362549 Don't just count your years, make your years count." - Ernest Meyers <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> This was the quote in the Happy Birthday email I got from Spark People today. (probably the same one they send every year to everyone, I don't know). <BR> <BR> In the message it said, " On your birthday, stop focusing on your age and start meditating on your life at this exact moment. How can you make it better?" <BR> <BR> My life is crazy, I don't have much time to think about things... Mon, 20 May 2013 17:12:51 EST Parents of Preschoolers May Challenge Week 2 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358351 Tuesday ended the second week of the May Challenge. Here are my results from Week 2's challenge: <BR> <BR> This challenge will have several components that need to be tracked daily: <BR> <BR> 1) Exercise - For every 10 minutes of exercise daily (cardio, strength training, etc.), give yourself 5 points. (No partial credit) <BR> <BR> 2) Water - Give yourself 2 points for every cup (that’s 8 oz) of water you have every day. No partial credit <BR> <BR> 3) Freggies: Give yourself 2 points for... Thu, 16 May 2013 09:20:27 EST May Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354900 May hasn't gone to bad so far. Pretty pleased with myself. I have lost 10 lbs in the last 4 weeks. And finished my second 5K of the year. Movin and a Grovin. The next week and a half will be busy, end of my spring semester, lots of homework to finish up and then finals. But determined to keep this ball rolling :o) <BR> <BR> Mays goals: <BR> <BR> 1 I have focused on just getting back into a workout routine, which has been mostly cardio, I need to get strength training back into my routine -... Mon, 13 May 2013 09:30:57 EST The Rave Run 5K Light Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353524 I am getting a little annoyed with advertised 5K's that aren't a full 5K. Both my runs this year have been short. The one I ran in April was 2.95 miles, at least that was only short by .15. The one I ran last night was only about 2.5 miles. That over half a mile short, hmmmm. <BR> <BR> Okay so enough of the complaining, lets get to how awesome I did :o) <BR> <BR> My coworker and I ran the 2.5 miles in 25.23 mins!!! <BR> <BR> I was very proud of that time. When we ran outside last Monday, w... Sat, 11 May 2013 22:43:05 EST A very bad day - but came with a NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351314 I am in a very bad place right now. Has been a very stressful week at work, and my personal life just blew up and complicated things worse. I just had a full blown panic attack and breakdown. <BR> <BR> But in the midst of all the darkness I see right now, I realized I a mentally stronger than I was a month ago. A month ago, if this would have happened I would have been running to the vending machine and pop machine. I would have been skipping the salad I brought for dinner and headed to Tac... Thu, 9 May 2013 19:13:06 EST Parents of Preschoolers May Challenge Week 1 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349595 I am part of a wonderful group called Parents of Preschoolers. Each month they try put together some kind of challenge members can choose to participate in. These are my results from Week 1's challenge: <BR> <BR> <BR> This challenge will have several components that need to be tracked daily: <BR> <BR> 1) Exercise - For every 10 minutes of exercise daily (cardio, strength training, etc.), give yourself 5 points. (No partial credit) <BR> <BR> 2) Water - Give yourself 2 points for every cup ... Wed, 8 May 2013 09:35:15 EST 2013 Spirited Underdogs in Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348446 I have been a part of an awesome 5% challenge for almost a year now. My first round was last summer. I rocked that round, was the second biggest loser, and was the last one standing for the loss every week challenge. But after that round is when my life turned upside down and I have not done well the last two rounds. I have been a part of the Casual Travelers team for my first three challenges. For my fourth challenge I get to be a part of a new team, the Spirited Underdogs. I will miss my ol... Tue, 7 May 2013 10:03:17 EST Bring on May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341353 I have been in a funk for sometime now. A really really bad funk. Last September I seemed to lose all motivation for everything. I could not bring myself to prepping my lunches, get up before work and workout, go workout during lunch, drink water, nothing. All I wanted to do was eat junk and sit. My will power was gone. Every little hiccup drove me to the vending machine or Taco Bell. <BR> <BR> I tried to restart in Jan (after gaining back 40 lbs) but that only lasted two weeks. Then life t... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:10:22 EST Goldy's Run 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322276 Today my husband an my little sister (who is 14 yrs younger than me) participated in Goldy's Run 5k for St. Judes Childrens Hospital at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus. Weather this year has been unusual. Figured it would be a little warmer if we ran in April. Not so much this year. <BR> <BR> Survived the Goldy's Run 5k in 30 degree weather. Was cold waiting for it to start but was roasting 1/2 way into it. My husband was off, didn't see him till the finish line. He has always... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 22:49:10 EST My Plan for this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315215 Last week I had a 6 day streak of working out. So this week I need to get my diet back on track. Portioned and planned my breakfast, snacks, and lunches for the week at work. Here is what my plan looks like: <BR> <BR> Banana, fresh, 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) <BR> Milk, 1%, 0.5 cup <BR> Kashi Go Lean Crunch - Honey Almond Crunch Flax Protien Cereal, 0.5 cup <BR> Breakfast TOTALS: 260 <BR> <BR> Apple, Gala (medium), 1 serving <BR> Belvita Cinnamon and Brown Sugar, 0.25 serving <BR> Dannon ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 23:11:44 EST April 1st - No Joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307609 Weighted myself this morning, it just keeps getting scarier and scarier. 38 lbs heavier than I was mid August of 2012. And 47 lbs from my goal. I am so sick and tired of having only a couple things in my closet I can wear. I am sick and tired of being tired. I am tired of the sick kids. I am tired of being depressed. I am tired letting everything be an excuse. <BR> <BR> This year has just been one thing after another. I am an A student failing one of my classes right now. Just haven't found... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:36:01 EST Day 1 Blog - New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270371 Living the Good Life – Blogging and Feedback - theme new habit. <BR> <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> Good question. I used to have a lot of good habits. I used to drink 12 to 15 glasses of water a day. I worked out 6 days a week. I prepped my breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the week each Sunday. I eat about 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. And for the past six months, I have done none of that. Last week with the water challenge I worked on getting my water ba... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 21:52:21 EST Bottom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264550 So disappointed in myself. So disappointed with my life. Feel so lost in my own life right now. My life has been stressful for the last 4 years, so nothing new that my life is stressful. But as each month goes by I am finding it more and more difficult to balance my life. I am to the point now that I feel like everything is completely out of control and I can't see how to change that. I don't feel like I have control over anything. <BR> <BR> In 2011 I lost the last 30 lbs to my 60 lbs goal... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:38:56 EST Landslide of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194879 So disappointed in myself. There I said, and now it is in the past and I am moving forward!!!! <BR> <BR> In 2011 I lost the last 30 lbs to my 60 lbs goal. And then I lost three more for a total 2011 loss of 33 lbs. I reached my 135 lb goal weight on Thanksgiving 2011. One year later, what did I way 162 lbs. Not good!!!! 2012 was a roller coaster not just for my weight, but also my life. <BR> <BR> In the first three months of the year I gained 10lbs. Very stressful class, a death, and family... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:44:27 EST Yo-Yo of Destruction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146804 Yo-Yo of Destruction - that is what 2012 has been for me. So disappointed in myself. <BR> <BR> In 2011 I lost the that 30 lbs of my 60 lbs goal. And then I lost three more for a total 2011 loss of 33 lbs. I reached my 135 lb goal weight on Thanksgiving 2011. One year later, what did I way 162 lbs. Not good!!!! 2012 has been a roller coaster not just for my weight, but also my life. <BR> <BR> I have struggled all year with staying consistent and keeping my motivation. And each time I feel of... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:34:45 EST How I Eat Healthy with my Crazy Busy Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099970 Trying to juggle working full-time, school, house, husband, dog, cat, and two small children can make it challenging to find time for yourself let alone eat healthy. I could not have lost 50 lbs without planning ahead. When I don't plan ahead I end up at the vending machine and eating at fast food restaurants (and not making healthy choices). <BR> <BR> On Sunday I spend about an hour and a half measuring, weighing, portioning, and prepping my breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the week. This ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:40:03 EST Assignment #4 - Fall 2012 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067933 My Triggers and Trigger Foods <BR> <BR> Growing up I loved starch!!!!! Pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! Heaven. Didn't cause me a problem eating as much as I wanted of them until I graduated from high school. Now I try to limit those items. I have gotten better with sticking to portion sizes with those items. But there are those moments...... <BR> <BR> I also love carmel!!!!!! Chocolate and carmel are a beautiful combination. :o) <BR> <BR> At my old job, I used to go down... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:38:05 EST Assignment #1 - Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066999 I recently joined the Fall 2012 5% Challenge and will Run a 5K with SparkPeople's Virtual Turkey Trot Race. <BR> <BR> Your Fall 2012 Exercise Plan: My plan for the Fall 2012 5% challenge will be to lose between 7 and 8 lbs in 8 weeks. My next step will be to run a 5k by Thanksgiving for the Virtual SparkPeople Race. While training for the race I will try to get 60 mins of excersie in a day. With working full-time, going to school, and two small children it is a challenge, but isn't that the... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:39:20 EST September Goals Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063384 Wow, this month has been just crazy!!!!!! I knew it was going to be a challenge, but thought I would be able to have a little better control over it. Well, I was wrong, have you ever been wrong, I was wrong. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Fall semester started for both my husband and I. School started for my son. My daughter decided to be evil caneval. And thanks to the holiday, work has been insane!!! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So yes, both my husband and I work full-time, both go to school, w... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:27:13 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043952 Another month of 2012 is gone. I really don't know where the months have gone? I feel off the wagon bad the last week of August. Gained back all the weight I lost during the eight weeks of the 5% Summer Challenge. Time to get back on track and stay there!!! <BR> <BR> Biggest problem is life just got more crazy than ever. My husbands classes for the Fall have started. My classes for this Fall start this Saturday. My son starts preschool next Tuesday, if I can find him a ride during orientatio... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:39:17 EST August Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039295 Another month in 2012 has flown by. I start my fall classes in a week. <BR> <BR> I did really well the first part of August, but the last week of August was really bad. <BR> <BR> During August I completed the Summer 8 Week 5% challenge. I finished second for the highest percentage lost for the Casual Travelers team. And I was the last Traveler standing. Meaning I lost weight every week for 8 weeks (even while on vacation in July). However, I fear I have put all the weight back on this past... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:50:00 EST Wrong Direction.....Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036090 So frustrated with myself. Once again I let life get out of control. <BR> <BR> I did so good for eight weeks. Was consistent with my workouts, did not give into my emotional/stress eating, prepped my breakfast, snacks, and lunches for the week......... <BR> <BR> And then, things go absolutely nuts last Friday and I couldn't stop stuffing my mouth. Then Saturday I began to not feel well and am just now starting to feel a little better today. So for 5 days straight so far I have eaten everyt... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:12:59 EST 8/22/12 Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027334 My daily results from the eigth day of my August Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Goals <BR> *Get at least 100 spark points a day = 117 pts <BR> *Drink 12 glasses of water a day = 15 glasses <BR> *Eat 5+ fruits and veggies a day a = 11 fruits and veggies <BR> *Stick to what I packed to eat at work (no stress vending machine eating) = acheived <BR> *Get up everyday and do 30DS = got up at 4:10 am, 30DS Level 2 Day 3 completed (should be further along, missed a few days) <BR> *Get to gym during lu... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 06:06:36 EST Feel a little short http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025868 I feel a little short of one of my goals. I wanted to actually finish the 30DS program for once. This is like my fourth attempt. I did really good for the first 9 days. But then my allergies went crazy and a missed a few days. Did one day, then missed a few more days. Finally forced myself out of bed this morning to get at level 2. Not gonna finish it by Sept like I had hoped, but I will finish it. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Even though I haven't been good about getting up and getti... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 06:02:50 EST Week 2 August Goals Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022952 Month Goals <BR> *Perfect Attendance Award for August - on track <BR> *Reach Level 11 (currently about 850 from level 10) - reached level 10 last week, 967 pts to level 11 <BR> *Complete 1500 fitness minutes - 1,120 points so far <BR> *Complete Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred (fourth attempt, WILL DO IT!!) - on day 16 - working on level 2 <BR> *Loss 5 lbs by Labor Day (CW 140 lbs) - down .8 (not going as well as I had hoped) <BR> *Portion my breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the work week ... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:04:34 EST 8/14/2012 Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016249 My daily results from the eigth day of my August Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Goals <BR> *Get at least 100 spark points a day = 131 pts <BR> *Drink 12 glasses of water a day = 15 glasses <BR> *Eat 5+ fruits and veggies a day a = 10 fruits and veggies <BR> *Stick to what I packed to eat at work (no stress vending machine eating) = acheived <BR> *Get up everyday and do 30DS = got up at 4:10 am, 30DS Level 1 Day 9 completed <BR> *Get to gym during lunch and do 15 mins cardo and 15 sculpting) = ... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:33:56 EST 8/13/12 Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014607 My daily results from the eigth day of my August Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Goals <BR> *Get at least 100 spark points a day = 117 pts <BR> *Drink 12 glasses of water a day = 12 glasses <BR> *Eat 5+ fruits and veggies a day a = 11 fruits and veggies <BR> *Stick to what I packed to eat at work (no stress vending machine eating) = acheived <BR> *Get up everyday and do 30DS = got up at 4:10 am and completed 30DS Level 1 Day 8 <BR> *Get to gym during lunch and do 15 mins cardo and 15 sculpting... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 06:04:27 EST Week 1 August Goals Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013803 Month Goals <BR> *Perfect Attendance Award for August - on track <BR> *Reach Level 11 (currently about 850 from level 10) - 169 points to level 10 <BR> *Complete 1500 fitness minutes - 768 points so far <BR> *Complete Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred (fourth attempt, WILL DO IT!! Started Day 1 this morning) - on day 8 - 2 more days at level 1 then on to level 3 <BR> *Loss 5 lbs by Labor Day (CW 140 lbs) - down .5 <BR> *Portion my breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the work week on Sundays - done ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:36:27 EST 8/9/12 Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009188 My daily results from the first day of my August Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Goals <BR> *Get at least 100 spark points a day = 120 pts <BR> *Drink 12 glasses of water a day = 12 glasses <BR> *Eat 5+ fruits and veggies a day a = 10 fruits and veggies <BR> *Stick to what I packed to eat at work (no stress vending machine eating) = acheived <BR> *Get up everyday and do 30DS = got up at 4:10 am and completed 30DS Level 1 Day 4 <BR> *Get to gym during lunch and do 15 mins cardo and 15 sculpting... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:29:10 EST 8/8/12 Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007730 My daily results from the first day of my August Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Goals <BR> *Get at least 100 spark points a day = 121 pts <BR> *Drink 12 glasses of water a day = 12 glasses <BR> *Eat 5+ fruits and veggies a day a = 11 fruits and veggies <BR> *Stick to what I packed to eat at work (no stress vending machine eating) = acheived <BR> *Get up everyday and do 30DS = got up at 4:10 am and completed 30DS Level 1 Day 3 <BR> *Get to gym during lunch and do 15 mins cardo and 15 sculpting... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 06:04:59 EST 8/7/12 Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006123 My daily results from the first day of my August Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Goals <BR> *Get at least 100 spark points a day = 148 pts <BR> *Drink 12 glasses of water a day = 12 glasses <BR> *Eat 5+ fruits and veggies a day a = 10 fruits and veggies <BR> *Stick to what I packed to eat at work (no stress vending machine eating) = acheived, but was a big challenge yesterday, was a real fight <BR> *Get up everyday and do 30DS = got up at 4:10 am and completed 30DS Level 1 Day 2 <BR> *Get to g... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 06:04:44 EST 8/6/12 Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004523 My daily results from the first day of my August Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Goals <BR> *Get at least 100 spark points a day = 122 pts <BR> *Drink 12 glasses of water a day = 12 glasses <BR> *Eat 5+ fruits and veggies a day a = 11 fruits and veggies <BR> *Stick to what I packed to eat at work (no stress vending machine eating) = acheived <BR> *Get up everyday and do 30DS = got up at 4:10 am and completed 30DS Level 1 Day 1 <BR> *Get to gym during lunch and do 15 mins cardo and 15 sculpting) = 1... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:08:20 EST August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003664 Another month of 2012 is gone. Really don't know where the days go. Time to get back on track. July was crazy busy with vacation, work, and injuring my knees. Need to refocus and get back into my routine. <BR> <BR> Completed My 10K Sparkpeople virtual race on Sunday. Wasn't sure if I would be able to do it since I injured my knees a week earlier. Also, I didn't get any training in the last two weeks. But I DID IT!!! No I didn't beat my initial time by much, but I beat it by 50 seconds regard... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 15:02:03 EST 10k not going my way :o( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995947 So I started training at the end of June to do the SparkPeople Virtual Race Aug 4 10k. I have run a 5k before, so I thought I would challenge myself and do a 10k. Maybe I bit off more than I could chew with the time I have available to train, I don't know, but I was gonna try. <BR> <BR> The first two weeks of training before we went on vacation went well. I even got my training in while on vacation. It was a change. I am used to running in MN with mostly flat routes and air. Running in CO wa... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 08:42:17 EST Summary of my first 3 Spark months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994619 I can't believe it has been three months since I joined SparkPeople!? <BR> <BR> Recap: In 2007 set a goal to lose 60 lbs (195 - 135). I reached my goal Thanksgiving Day 2011. By the beginning of 2012 I had actually lost a couple more lbs and was down to 133. Then, well, life happened and went bonkers on me. I lost focus, gained 15 lbs, and became bored with My Fitness Pal. Then on 4/23/12 I found SparkPeople!!!! I weighted 148 lbs. <BR> <BR> No I didn't start losing right away, actually I g... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:18:54 EST 10k My Way - Week 1 - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958906 5 am - 60 degrees, much nicer running weather than what I had on the 4th. <BR> <BR> Today was a much better run, not just because of the temperature and humidity level, but also I am not so sore. I have just a small hint of the shine splints I got Monday running my initial 10k time. And my hips don't hurt anymore. :o) Made it just a little further today. <BR> <BR> Week 1 Plan: walk for 1 min, jog for 3 mins, repeat 7 times for a total of 32 mins. <BR> <BR> I made it 2.66 miles today. Not t... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 07:44:13 EST Two Healthy Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958318 I have had a couple of really good weeks food wise. The last few weeks have been very stressful, and for me that usually means vending machine visits and trips to fast food restaurants for lunch instead of eating what I packed. <BR> <BR> But for the first time, it hasn't meant that for me. I have controlled my emotional/stress eating. I have stuck to what I have portioned for breakfast, snack, and lunch. I have not made any trips to the vending machine. I have not eatin out for lunch. And I ... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 17:16:47 EST