1MILLDOLLARBABY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=1MILLDOLLARBABY 1MILLDOLLARBABY'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/ PAWS 1/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595542 I have been off spark for quite some time due to illness and now back for BLC 24 with the Tigers. Quite frankly, I'm a bit nervous and scared since I have been away so long. <BR> But I have achieved so much since January 1st. I have joined a virtual running group called the MoonJoggers, this group's members set a goal of how many miles they will run for the entire year. Last year the group logged enough miles to reach the moon and back. This year our challenge is called Voyage to Venus. I am... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:15:43 EST 1 year and 85lbs less. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443814 A few days ago I hit a goal I hadn't really marked as a goal. I usually set mini goals to reach but I had stopped really looking at the big picture at just how much weight I've shed in the past year. When I got to my start page on here after entering my new weigh in I actually took notice at the number. 85!! I have gotten rid of 85lbs in the last year, I'm extremely proud and I have to admit even though it took a year it kind of sneaked up on me. I have obviously noticed that I'm in smaller c... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 03:43:35 EST I'll have my "cake" and eat it too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412824 Last night I was trying to unwind after a very hectic and stressful day with my mom. Her car broke down and my dear friend's car had also the day before. After having already made plans to help my friend get some errands done my mom called and demanded she get my help first. Me being the typical Libra I am, I tried to offer to take them both to do their errands together...my friend not liking my mom resorted to asking me to please quickly help my mom first then take her grocery shopping after... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 23:28:44 EST A pleasant welcome back...Earning another Spark Movtivational Badge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405916 Some of you are new friends so this is all new to you so I will explain it. A while ago I started my own personal blog series where I "earn" different motivational pics/quotes shown here on spark. I have returned to this practice today and this is the latest in my series. <BR> <BR> Today when I returned from the gym I remembered I had started this little project and I became very excited when I realized I had returned...I now got to pick my earned personal badge and this is the one that fit ... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:35:31 EST My first real 5k race and Greek Yogurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405133 This week I made huge strides towards my athletic goals without even stepping in the gym....I did two things that have been on my bucket list 1.I joined PETA Pack which is basically a competitive team that runs/walks/cycles to raise money for animal rights and 2. I registered for my first real official 5k race the Color Me Rad run that will be here in Vegas the week of my 35th birthday!! So I intend to run this whole 5k-that feeling I get when I cross that finish line knowing I achieved my go... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:52:42 EST The 2013 reboot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229263 I'm not going to say I'm starting over....yes I've had some personal problems that stalled my progress but I didn't gain any weight back which is good. So what I am going to do is reboot my program and give it the added push I know I need to truly get back to the level of weight loss I was at previously. I'm revisiting the true fundamentals of all of Spark and actually learning some great new tips and tricks even after being a member since 2006. I really have a different outlook on things in... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:02:59 EST It's been a while but I'm back and earned another motivational Pic!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124316 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854471821.jpg"I> <BR> This is one pic I truly believe I really earned...the hard way. I have really been letting myself stand in the way of really everything lately, in all areas of my life not just my spark goals. Yes I know I had a lot of "life happening" all around me but I have to be honest and say I, really cannot use this as an excuse- in fact I don't think anyone should. You can't stop life from "happening" around you and it's always... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 03:01:42 EST It's been a while but I'm back and earned another motivational Pic!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124315 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854471821.jpg"I> <BR> This is one pic I truly believe I really earned...the hard way. I have really been letting myself stand in the way of really everything lately, in all areas of my life not just my spark goals. Yes I know I had a lot of "life happening" all around me but I have to be honest and say I, really cannot use this as an excuse- in fact I don't think anyone should. You can't stop life from "happening" around you and it's always... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 03:01:09 EST Another motivational pic earned woohooo!!! i'm on a roll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053820 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649476564.jpg"> <BR> This is the motivational pic I earned yesterday during my workout at the gym. I chose this one in particular because I knew I was going to do my weekly 5k virtual race..and I knew once again I was going to try to beat my best time. But something was different that day, earlier in the week I had proven to myself that I could run an entire mile without stopping to walk at all. And also that two months ago I did set that fa... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:36:28 EST What motivational Pic I earned today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048048 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608665208.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I feel I earned this pic today because for some reason I kept putting off any kind of exercise today. I was procrastinating so very bad, any excuse I could think of I tried to use it but in the back of my mind I knew better. It really became a mind over matter issue, and would I really let matter win after all I've worked for?? Heck NO!! <BR> I really had to drag myself into my workout room, I had to "lie" to mys... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 05:41:47 EST Earning the motivational and inspirational pics. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046814 I have decided a little while ago that this was something I wanted to start with this new challenge..I am addicted to the spark motivational and inspirational pics and just don't have enough room in the gallery to share..So I made it sort of a project or game if you will. I must earn each pic and blog about how I did so. I am hoping this not only allows me to share the pics I'm inspired by but that it may also help someone motivation wise. So here goes ... <BR> <BR> Today was the first day o... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 09:41:48 EST One thing I want to focus on during this BL fall challenge.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046378 This was hard to narrow down to just one....as most of you know I'm always that girl with all the balls in the air juggling. Yes I still want to keep up with my over all goal to be in tip top shape for the tour by Feb and keeping pace with my ultimate goal of 10# gone a month. So far I'm still a bit off pace for that overall goal...I started Summer challenge knowing I had more work to do to try to get back on track. I have 58# more to shed to bet at my goal weight..so that figures out that i ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 23:10:52 EST Lime team fab 4 pic take #2..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033489 okies everyone liked the fab 4 pic but they looked horrid green....so I have two new prospects...check em out! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l163839186.jpg"> or ...this one :) <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l613546172.jpg"> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:46:06 EST Find "your" meaning to Spark... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030144 A little over a week ago I was driving to the gym and I finally got to hear the new single from P!nk, Blow Me (One Last Kiss) that I had worked on and sang backup for on the radio for the very first time. It's always special when you hear a song you've helped create playing on the radio. But this time it was different for me in many ways. A song's meaning is never just cut and dry especially to those who help create it. The song will have a general meaning that the public will identify with b... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:28:24 EST LIMES vote for your fall challenge PIC.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027286 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l435288725.jpg"> <BR> Paul...piano..flames...all very Live and let Die (LIME) James bond awesomeness... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l701343150.jpg"> <BR> also very edgy for the theme...but says live and let live...but when you look fast seems to say live and let lime...lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l3770451.jpg"> <BR> just sort of a fall pic... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 03:10:25 EST BL LIME SUMMER CHALLENGE IN REVIEW>>> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020276 Ok, get comfy I'm not going to lie at all this is going to be a very long one...but awesome, I thought so writing it. :) <BR> My big goal for this challenge was to lose 27# over this 10 weeks...so far I'm down 18.2# and at the halfway..I was at 5# so I kicked some serious butt! Halfway I said I was going to try my hardest to get as close to the remaining 22# I think I've done fantastic. No complaints at all..no complaints at all about what I didn't do this challenge..I've learned I'm totally... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 06:04:54 EST Being grateful and positive. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016082 I know all of you LIMES have been waiting for this blog, my blog on this topic since I am the one that came up with the idea for the challenge. I have not been putting it off at all but I have been waiting for something that has been happening in my personal life. <BR> This challenge was easy for me to list things I was grateful for but also very hard to try to list the positives. For me it isn't about being showy or bragging, but usually most of the time I feel the things that are positive... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:05:37 EST If I can cook a vegetarian meal than no one has any excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009531 Yesterday I cooked a wonderful meal for my Honey. Yes, married a month and this is the first time I've cooked LOL. But that means if i can make something delicious and easy so can you! I made up my own recipe. <BR> I started out with whole grain linguine pasta, then added, a tad of olive oil and I can't believe its not butter Mediterranean flavour, garlic powder-or fresh garlic, shredded Parmesan cheese, some Mrs.Dash italian flavour seasoning, and our meat replacement...Gardein chick n scal... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:32:31 EST I will not give up, I will not give in...not even me can hold me back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994345 Today was a good day, it started off well, I got on the scale and was in a new "decade" I had struggled with that previous one for way too long and was so very happy to bid it farewell. I could have just took it easy today, rested...but I still belong to the at least 10 min of activity a day challenge. A streak I haven't been doing so well at. But today I'm 3 for 3 so far...and that's a start...Although I was happy to be down in weight I was still 1# from my mini goal. That 1# really stuck in... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:39:03 EST "The Truth About Love" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987356 For all you P!nk fans or perhaps even fans of my work <em>334</em> here is the new album artwork and official track listing for the new album dropping September 18th!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482485704.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.pinkspage.com/us/news/pnks-track<BR>-listing-truth-about-love </link> <BR> <BR> Can I please look this hot without having a baby?? It's so unfair.....LOL nah! Alecia's my BFF I love her to pieces!!! She's always been extremely fit eve... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 06:26:54 EST The actual official end to my father's life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982888 Most of you who have known me since at least the last BL Lime challenge know that my father passed away unexpectedly in March of this year. Those of you who didn't know it's really not a big deal. I hadn't spoken to my father in about 8 years, he was a person that once I became old enough to make my own decisions, really could no longer be a part of my life because of his abusive nature and alcohol dependence. I have a half sister and she was not in contact with him either. My father had deci... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:28:19 EST Sign and post the NEVER QUIT PLEDGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951278 I Will NOT Quit! <BR> Sunday July 1,2012 <BR> <BR> Share and spread the Spark! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 03:02:34 EST A new dawn awaits...no more meat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945524 I know a while ago I shared I was no longer eating beef. I have decided today to make the decision to become a vegetarian. I will admit it is due to animal welfare, but not because of my relationship with a vegetarian or his famous veggie family. Something indirectly happened to me today which has now made it impossible to eat any kind of meat. I am so appalled and disgusted that just seeing it makes me physically ill. I am not doing it to lose weight or get in shape. I am doing this for the... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:38:15 EST BL Lime summer challenge goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925544 Alright, those of you who know me from the team know that I'm a bit under the weight loss gun for my upcoming tour in Feb. Now having gained 7# back from the end of the last challenge I'm feeling even more pressure. <BR> This challenge I'm going to be really hard on myself and I really think it's about time I did. To get myself back on pace for my overall goal I need to lose at least 27# by the end of the challenge- I don't recommend this to anyone..its over the spark 2# a week goal..but thi... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:42:48 EST Reflection Blog for BLC challenge LIME TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890203 Ok, so it's been ten weeks almost...and I have lost weight, I seem to be stuck at my current weight for the last couple of weeks but Im going to break through I have to! <BR> I will admit I am a little disappointed that I was really lazy this challenge and would have really liked to have a larger loss by the end. A loss is better than no loss right? <BR> I think the last months have been so busy and chaotic so I really need to try to put me first and start doing the things I have to make a ch... Sun, 20 May 2012 20:03:05 EST And now Ladies and Gentlemen....the deadline.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879025 So now that P!nk's new album is dropping in the fall I've been informed the tour will start in around Feb of 2013....so that gives me 7 months to get ripped and back into tour form..I'm gonna be very honest I'm nervous about that. Yes I've been working on getting back in shape and have gotten a good 20# headstart, I still have 70# about left to lose...10# a month isn't impossible right? I know it's not but it's looking really hard right now..It's really, really time to get down to business. T... Sun, 13 May 2012 04:09:09 EST Time to kick this into high gear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831423 I'm ready, I can totally feel it. It's time for me to really work this program and put in the work I need to to get the results I want. I'm actually really excited about it, I've done it before and I know i'm capable of so much more so why hold back? it's time to get my health, my body, and my sexy back! <BR> I've got a lot of work related and relationship related travel and duties comming up in the next month and I intend to be in the best shape I can for them. Time for Jenn to get her rock... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:25:38 EST No beef for 5 days now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817889 I'm actually very proud of myself. i have not eaten or bought or worn anything made by a cow since my revelation last week. It's been 5 days so far but I never thought I would be the kind of person that could give this up without a fight. My sweetie is really proud that i'm sticking to my convictions. I went shopping yesterday and didn't buy any beef or products made with beef flavor or sauce. I also bought new running shoes since I haven't in two years and made sure they were not made with a... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 02:28:36 EST Enough is enough...sometimes your family is not who you're related to. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809572 During this time while i'm dealing with the death of my father, My half sister has caused me nothing but grief and my mother as well. My sister likes to pretend she's an only child and my mother just keeps complaining about how she's not in the will. My parents divorced when I was 4. She just keeps saying I put up with him for 15 years, he beat me and abused me and I don't get anything? I just keep saying mom, seriously this is not about you one bit. <BR> <BR> My Sweeties family in the mean... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:09:03 EST No more beef for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809557 I may not be going veggie, but after today i personally cannot have a conscience and eat beef again. <BR> As I was driving today I was following a truck carrying livestock. Didn't think much of it at first but then this one cow stuck his head out the top and just looked right at me. his face so cute and innocent. All i could think of was please lady don't eat me. I just kept thinking this lil guy is going for around and looking out and has no idea what his future holds. That truly did me in.... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:00:04 EST Vegan for Love? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802147 This may sound odd for a blog but I needed to put it out there for some feedback. At the moment the man I am involved with is a die hard vegan, and it's for animal welfare purposes. He has been raised this way his entire life. I have not. Now when I'm with him I'm considerate and do the vegan thing but I have to say it has me thinking. If this relationship gets any more serious I'm going to need to make a decison on this. My man has not even brought the subject up to me, but he knows i'm not ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:59:15 EST Not another start over :P http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796107 I've started over like way too many times to count on here since i joined spark all those years ago. I'm not starting over anymore. Instead i'm improving the life path i'm already on. I think this makes my goals seem more meaningful and much less daunting since i'm not starting just improving. I'm having a hard time again, but i wll get through it. I look back, at when i first joined spark, i was unemployed and had nothing else to do but get in shape. I made it my job full time. I ran my own ... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 01:14:36 EST My small victory back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4784762 After fighting myself to start exercising again and putting it off and off I finally had enough of it and got off my butt. I went to the gym and did 53 minutes on the treadmill. I am very proud of myself and I feel really good. It was a great stress reliever. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:54:39 EST Why is this so hard now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4576941 Exercise was never a problem for me. I was always the athlete who played every sport. The food thing was always my main problem. Now I find eating and tracking easy and I cannot make myself start working out. I've even set my sites low 10 min. How sad is that? I cant make myself get off my butt and exercise for just 10 min a day! I really wish I had a reboot button i could press to reset my mind completely. Wed, 9 Nov 2011 19:58:39 EST No one said this would be easy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1630656 I've been a spark member since May 2006 and I still haven't reached my goal....am I mad at myself? NO....but dissapointed a bit. I can say this however of all the weight i lost when I got my lowest and gained 20 lbs back, I lost it and now I find myself picking up once again on the journey I started almost 6 years ago. I read my blogs and see how many times I've started my treak to thinness over and over.....Why will this time be different? Because now is time for me again. And along with lea... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:10:09 EST SO.....You wanna know how to loose 50lbs in 6 months? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=327565 Ok....Here it is.......Put down the Krispy Kreme and MOVE!!!!!! Really, that is a big step in the right direction. In the last 6 months of my journey this is what I've learned......There is no shortcuts.....no magic pills....no miracle diet.....no quick fix....When I started I was dead set on getting gastric bypass so i could just loose the weight without really trying....I know bad reasoning...But luckily a friend of mine did just that....and as the weeks unfolded on both of our journeys... Thu, 30 Nov 2006 04:32:20 EST