2010_IS_MY_YEAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2010%5FIS%5FMY%5FYEAR 2010_IS_MY_YEAR'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/ Today is the first day of the rest of my life: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606601 And so it begins.... again. <BR> <BR> As so many of us have, so have I. <BR> <BR> I have fallen off the fence, much like humpty dumpty did, and I am in the process of gluing myself back together. <BR> <BR> And so, my friends, I went to the gym today and actually got in a workout, weight training and cardio x2. I actually worked up a sweat and that is more than I can remember for the past year of my gym activities. I did not overeat, and I am pretty sure that I ate under 1500 calories...... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:29:53 EST Tomorrow: I begin AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640807 i have been terrible the past week! <BR> <BR> i feel awful. i know i have gained at least 10 lbs. i got home from florida today - i unpacked and headed to the gym for the first time in 9 days!! i lasted a mere 30 minutes on the elliptical and my legs were like rubber!! <BR> <BR> i feel so crappy it is not even funny. i ate everything in sight, no holds barred. apple pie! chocolate covered nuts, chocolate, candy -- you name it... i had it. i didn't even try to limit myself and i do no... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:43:35 EST Time to pay for all the FUN I HAD..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4313881 so, the time has come. <BR> <BR> it is time to pay for my totally awsome vacation. got back from europe yesterday and i could not believe how bloated and HUGE my legs and calves are!! <BR> <BR> my legs look like an elephants legs and i made the mistake of getting on the scale this morning. first off, i had breakfast first (which is a big no no for weighing oneself) second of all, like i said, it i time to pay the piper. i was up 15lbs!! how the heck did that happen!! <BR> <BR> well, i ... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:27:18 EST Taking a Major Nose DIVE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4205868 Nose Dive.... <BR> <BR> Head first plunge.... <BR> <BR> Free Falling...... <BR> <BR> Sinking fast.... <BR> <BR> Headed for a major CRASH and BURN!! <BR> <BR> That is what i feel like anyway. I just feel like nothing i do is good enough anymore. Nothing i do will get results. I had a work trip to Atlanta this past week and gained nearly 5 lbs!! They seriously served NOTHING HEALTHY and since it was a work function I could not take off and find healthy fare. I was attending a conventi... Mon, 2 May 2011 21:23:23 EST On the road back.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4146622 at least i hope i am on the road back... <BR> <BR> i really miss having time to be here on spark. i really think my absence has been felt especially in my attitude. i have been rather non chalant in my approach of late, i have been satisfied with no losing and not gaining... well, actually it has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, i gain 5 - i lose 5 - i gain 5 - i lose five... well, you get the picture. <BR> <BR> work has been seriously holding me back and i am pretty sure the stress, ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:31:28 EST Eating right, Exercising and sleeping... soooo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4023683 so........... <BR> <BR> why do i feel like i am stuck in a rut? <BR> <BR> i seriously need to shake things up!! <BR> <BR> has anyone ever heard of taking cinnamon supplements? <BR> <BR> i read an article in woman's world magazine about the benefits of cinnamon and i was amazed. i love cinnamon anyway and have a cinnamon stick in my coffee everyday and i sprinkle my squash with lite brown sugar and cinnamon too. well, apparently, cinnamon is proven to attack belly fat. it promotes sugar... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:53:28 EST What is going on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3996037 i'm not sure what is going on with me lately. <BR> <BR> i have been feeling really really blahhhh! <BR> <BR> it's strange. it's like i don't care about anything anymore. <BR> <BR> today, for example, i was totally bummed all day. i mean all day. hubby kept asking me what was wrong and i could not answer him because nothing was really wrong - nothing i could pin point, anyway. <BR> <BR> we went out, and i just walked through the mall like a damn zombie. i barely spoke on the drive ... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:09:29 EST Food for Thought... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3964037 ok, <BR> <BR> so i got to thinking the other day on the way home from work. i was thinking about food. i was thinking about what i was going to have for dinner and i realized that i spend tons of time thinking about food. <BR> <BR> which, to say, is not far from where i was a year ago when i weighed 350lbs. back then i couldn't get enough of it. pizza. subs. chinese. pasta. 12 oz (sometimes larger) steaks. potatoes. rice. gravy. chips. popcorn loaded with butter. to sum it up ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:34:18 EST Creepy gym experience!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3941881 hey kids, <BR> <BR> so, here's the deal. <BR> <BR> i went to the gym today, gym bag in tote. as i was walkiing toward the women's dressing room this guy was working out near the entrance to both dressing rooms and i noticed him glance my way, then turn his head and follow me as i disappeared into the dressing room... <BR> <BR> i didn't really think too much about it until i came out and was headed upstairs. i had to face towards him to go up some of the stairs and i saw him watching me ... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:20:12 EST Pasta without the Guilt!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3931323 hi kids, <BR> <BR> glad you could stop by today!! <BR> <BR> sorry to say that my gym experiences are becoming ho hum. <BR> <BR> not sure exactly why, well, i'm pretty sure my sleepless nights have something to do with it. i have been getting about 5 hours of sleep a night - but i am always interrupted. either i have to hit the potty or i am hot or i am cold or i am just uncomfortable. there is always something. <BR> <BR> and what's even funnier is.... i have better workouts lately if... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:10:30 EST an unusual day for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3919586 Hi kids, <BR> <BR> NOTHING that happened today was NORMAL for me. <BR> <BR> got snowed in today <BR> <BR> bummer! <BR> <BR> got up late <BR> <BR> did relatively NOTHING all day <BR> <BR> made chef meg's boston baked beans today.. quite yummy <BR> <BR> gym did NOT OPEN today... not a happy camper about that.. wednesday is my day to stay as long as i want and kick some royal butt!!!!! not happy that i missed THAT day. <BR> <BR> went out to dinner with hubby and had a sinful dessert a... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:00:55 EST A week in review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3907984 so like, <BR> <BR> this was an eventful week: <BR> <BR> - tried a new chili recipe --- came out darn good <BR> - went to gym 5 days resulting in 360 exercise minutes <BR> - lost 4 lbs <BR> - tried a recipe for coconut shrimp, never did that before -- very tasty but not crunchy!! <BR> - got rear ended on the way home from work on friday, i am fine but my muffler is damaged and not sure what else happened to the car <BR> - went shopping today and found a few coats, but i could not decide whi... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:55:25 EST I DID IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3876364 199 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 151 LBS GONE FOREVER !!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 10:54:04 EST Ring in the New Year with a BLOG!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3875703 well folks, <BR> <BR> it's been a while since i've blogged. been a really hectic time of year for me. the past few weeks, ok, the whole month of december REALLY. <BR> <BR> i started off the month kicking butt with my goals.... not sure what the past 5 days have done to those. won't know until the morning when i weigh in on MY SCALE. it's not easy living healthy and staying the course when you are staying at other people's houses. i've been at my in-laws since the 22nd and just got home... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 01:25:55 EST Only 1 Pound.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3845970 i saw this on a friends blog and just loved it so i wanted to share it with everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Only One Pound <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? <BR> <BR> If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, <BR> <BR> And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. <BR> <BR> Want to know why? <BR> <BR> It's because no one ever wants to lose me; <BR> <BR> I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fif... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:41:39 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3845958 hi there friends, <BR> <BR> it's about time i had a blog entry. for some reason, i am losing it lately. i have been a tad under the weather.... not deathly ill, just have this lump of phlegm stuck in my throat that is not very nice to me and was running a fever. been getting tons and tons of sleep. been in bed by 8 every night for the past 3 nights. getting nearly 8-10 hours of sleep and still this nagging thing in my throat won't go away. <BR> <BR> i should be happy that i do not ... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:35:04 EST If I can do it... You can do it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3828682 hi everyone, <BR> <BR> i am having difficulty with topics for blogs. for some reason, my creative juices are just not flowing!! i want to blog a lot more, but i don't want to be boring or repetitive either. <BR> <BR> i was super surprised that i had a loss this week. my "friend" was with me the past few days and felt so bloated it wasn't even funny. so i was pleasantly surprised this morning to find my 1.7lb loss for the week. <BR> <BR> this is a new week. i have 16 days to lose 7 m... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 21:48:32 EST Soreness is grueling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3809037 ok, so here's the scoop <BR> <BR> i've been working on crunches so i can build muscle in my midsection instead of all this flab. <BR> <BR> my gym just got these kinda cool crunch benches. i will post a picture tomorrow after i take a picture. anyway.. the first time i tried it, about 3 weeks ago.... i barely did 5 and i was sore as all heck the following day... <BR> <BR> i tried again about a week later and it was easier, but i wasn't sore at all and i managed 10 and was not sore at ... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:41:09 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3800304 this is traditionally the time of year everyone gives thanks... <BR> <BR> myself, i am thankful for having the focus and drive i have had this year to make such a drastic improvement to my health. losing 138 lbs so far is no small achievement and i realize this. <BR> <BR> i am also thankful for my family. i have a totally awesome hubby. he is the most caring person in the world -- yes, more than me!! he is amazing. i am always amazed that he chose to be with me. 23 years married!! an... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:59:55 EST Day 3: Goals and Recommitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3798134 ok, today is day 3 of my recommitment to blogging and being active. <BR> <BR> my goal is to try to respond to each and every person that comments on my blog (and others as well) <BR> <BR> i also have the goal of blogging every day, because even if i have nothing important to blog about - even if i am just rattling on about nothing - it helps ME to stay connected and active and focused. <BR> <BR> i have decided on a new food goal.... sodium. i seriously need to lower mine. i was reading ... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:12:33 EST so now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3796638 ok <BR> <BR> just got back from dinner with the siblings...it was fun as usual. i really wish i got to see them more often than i do. we met at an italian brick oven ristorante... yummy. i managed ziti with maranara sauce and grilled chicken.... ok, ok, ok.... i confess!!! i also indulged with 3 glasses of white zinfandel.... this is surprising, especially since i am not much of a wine drinker.... i should be proud of myself, though... hubby finished the whole bottle (it was a dou... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 22:22:30 EST i seriously need SOMETHING to excite me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3795030 ok, that heading can be taken a lot of ways... don't let my hubby see it, we all know how HE will take it, LOL. <BR> <BR> seriously, i have not blogged in a while: i felt like i have nothing important to say... i know, that sounds really bad. <BR> <BR> and now, since i have been out of touch i have a serious case of the blaaaahs! <BR> <BR> here's the scoop: <BR> <BR> - i stay in my calorie range --- yayyy, but i'm not enjoying my food the way i used to... i like the foods i'm eating, b... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:19:09 EST Winter Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3744986 well, here where i am it is fall in full swing and winter is well on its way. i am not a big fan of winter as i hate the cold. it literally kills me. it makes me just want to curl up and hibernate for the season. <BR> <BR> not only the cold. the dark. i really am no fan of daylight savings time and having short days. i go to work when it is dark and i get home when it is dark. makes me feel like i have no life at all. driving home from work when it is dark makes me even reconsider ... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 21:32:23 EST bLAH dAY fOR mE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3697858 well, <BR> <BR> today was a rather blahhhh type day <BR> <BR> yesterday ended with me feeling really ill so i skipped the gym, came home, had some chicken soup and went to bed. <BR> <BR> i slept for 12 hours!!! <BR> <BR> i still felt crappy this morning, achy, dizzy, tummy twirling --- so i just lounged around all day... didn't even pack for my trip. <BR> <BR> around 3 ish i was feeling sooo bummed out that i had not gone to the gym that i got up, changed and went to the gym. <BR> <B... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 21:43:51 EST Moving on.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3689757 well, <BR> <BR> i joined a team that has trouble getting some really good and sound sleep. this has been a problem for me for a while.. <BR> <BR> originally, now don't laugh, i seriously thought i had early onset of altzheimer's disease. i could not remember anything short term. i could remember stuff from years ago, but stuff from last week or yesterday was a blur. my boss thought i was going crazy! i didn't remember having full conversations with him. <BR> <BR> i was so worried... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 20:08:55 EST SCARY thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3672254 i do not know what is wrong with me lately <BR> <BR> i have been having some very scary thoughts!! <BR> <BR> like, what if i were to gain back a bunch of weight - even though i eat well and exercise 7 days a week? what if my body gets too used to it and just betrays me!! <BR> <BR> then i keep wondering what if i ever went back to eating the garbage i used to eat? <BR> <BR> what if i never reach my final destination weight? i still have 79 lbs to go to hit 150... what if that is not eve... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 19:49:19 EST CHICKEN ARMS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3665841 uggggh! <BR> <BR> i hate em!! <BR> <BR> i have chicken arms - you know what i mean... the upper arm has all this FLAB just hanging and jiggling all around and i can't get rid of it!! <BR> <BR> i hate to wear sleeveless shirts because of it. it is just not very eye catching, well it is, but in an eyesore kind of way. <BR> <BR> my upper legs are the same way. they just bulge with FLAB!! <BR> <BR> every time i see my arms i feel like i have made no progress -- in that area. <BR> <BR> i... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:24:09 EST UPDATE: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3663095 BLC update = i seem to be able to do the veggies and exercise thing without fail (so far) but the loving me part is tough when you don't see any action on the scale for a week. i have been at a standstill practically since my last challenge ended. not particularly thrilled about that and not sure why this is so. i just know is doesn't feel good or very motivating to me. <BR> <BR> i'm sure it won't last. there is always a light at the end of the tunnel... it's just a matter of making sure it... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:51:34 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3641571 as i think back to last year, before i started my journey, i am amazed at the changes i have gone through. <BR> <BR> my whole thought process is revamped, and now, it is not a thing i need to think about. it is natural. i used to spend all day thinking of my next meal and everything i wanted for meals, well, it was far from healthy. <BR> <BR> how does chinese, pizza, subs, 16 oz steaks with potatoes, chips, popcorn (loaded with butter), bacon (not just one or two slices either, hubby an... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:38:37 EST Can every day be Sunday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3631405 i had a great day today. <BR> <BR> i was up early and out of the house by 9:30 <BR> <BR> went to walmart to get some pants for work.. lol, others were beginning to sag (yayyy) <BR> <BR> went to best buy and got a new GPS and battery charger for camera batteries since my 2 chargers disappeared. had $100 in gift cards i won at work, so that was relatively cheap on my wallet <BR> <BR> went to b/n to see if i liked this weeks free book of the week and .... no, i did not like it so i did not... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 19:47:26 EST Grrrr RANT RANT RANT!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3628779 work stinks!!! <BR> <BR> i can't stand it anymore. i seriously need to retire! i am so tired of being responsible for other people and staffing and all that garbage! i just want to be responsible for ME and ME alone. i have been in the restaurant business for 30 years and i am sick and tired of it. everyone just wants to take, take, take and no one will give an inch. employees have absolutely no sense of responsabilty for themselves.. and care about no one but themselves. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:56:36 EST where did my day off go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3609779 darn, i can't believe it is already 8pm. <BR> <BR> where did my day off go? it seems like today should just be beginning. i did a bunch of running around today.... so i don't think today should count and i should be able to start my day of rest all over.. don't you all agree? <BR> <BR> after all, a day off of work should be a day of relaxation, not running around doing errands. <BR> ho hummm..... <BR> <BR> rode my stationary bike this morning, second day in a row --- i'm trying to s... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 20:05:41 EST gym time is ME TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3597613 i gotta tell ya, <BR> <BR> days like today do something to me. <BR> <BR> i went to the gym and did 61 minutes on the elliptical and it felt sooooo darn good i didn't <BR> want to get off!! but, i was there with a friend and couldn't stay all day sooo i did my strength exercises and that was that. <BR> <BR> but when i got off the elliptical (heart rate was in the cardio zone the whole time) i was so awake, alive and excited. this happens everytime i spend an hour doing elliptical. it i... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 17:42:23 EST Another day at the mill... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3590690 nothing much to report today.... <BR> <BR> tomorrow is wi day... oh yayyyy i always feel ansy the night before wi day... probably because i'm afraid of what my friend - the scale - is going to say. <BR> <BR> question: what is it with men and howard stern? my hubby listens to him... i think stern is a jerk. any opinions out there? stern is crass, rude and foul mouthed and i just don't understand what men like about him.... he's creepy <BR> <BR> not ready for fall/winter. i like fal... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 21:28:46 EST Rejuvenated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3581736 not sure why, but i feel rejuvenated. not in the sense of massive amounts of energy, but just kinda like things are working well. <BR> <BR> twice this week i hit 60 minutes on the elliptical and both times i super upped the resistance. it was really hard at first and it was sloooow going... but the longer i did it, the easier it got. so, like, after the first 30 minutes which were wicked hard, it was easy!!! <BR> <BR> twice this week i also skipped the gym and worked out on my wii. i fo... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:13:57 EST Mental roadblock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3558463 ok, here's the scoop. <BR> <BR> i am having a serious mental roadblock that is interfering with my weight loss. <BR> <BR> i just don't feel like exercising and stuff == i do it, but as soon as i start i am thinking about it being all over. <BR> <BR> i know that attitude is going to get me into trouble soon -- i don't know how to get rid of it. <BR> <BR> maybe i need to take time off from the gym? maybe i need to take time off all of it? <BR> <BR> maybe i'm wicked bummed from being ba... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:33:12 EST Hump day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3551703 hi kiddies, <BR> <BR> hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. i have had a pretty tame week so far. nothing out of the ordinary has happened, yet. lol <BR> <BR> hubby wanted to go out for dinner tonight so we hit the texas roadhouse. i kept it healthy, well, except for a dinner roll - which, as it turns out, was a huge mistake. apparently 1 roll has 227 calories in it. holy crap! i never would have guessed it had that much. i ordered my meal cooked with ZERO butter, i actuall... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:27:52 EST Life goes on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3548115 well, back to the grindstone, back to business as usual, back to commuting and getting home late. <BR> <BR> such is life i guess. things return to REALITY when you return to work after a vacation. <BR> <BR> nothing special happenning so far this week. i skipped the gym yesterday and just did an hour on the wii - free step, i was sweating when i was done. <BR> <BR> i did go to the gym today... did 47 minutes on the ellipical and 33 minutes on the treadmill. the elliptical i pumped up... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:04:16 EST Back to work tomorrow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3540270 Bummer <BR> <BR> i am so not ready for this. no way. no how. absolutely NOT! <BR> <BR> i do not feel like going to work. i do not feel like spending 13+ hours away from home! <BR> <BR> i do not feel like dealing with the crappy issues i will have to deal with when i get back tomorrow. and trust me, there will be issues. it is inevitable. <BR> <BR> yeah, i know this all sounds negative... but hey, i really wish i could just retire. <BR> <BR> i actually enjoyed being home this wee... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 20:22:26 EST No gym today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3530765 feel free to call me a slacker. lol <BR> <BR> got my nails done, bought new (smaller) bras and undies (wahoo) <BR> <BR> going to do the wii in a bit (after my lunch/dinner settles a bit) <BR> <BR> hubby not coming home until weee hours of the morning - he and a friend of ours are going to the PATRIOTS pre season game tonight at FOXBORRO STADIUM. <BR> <BR> only 3 days left of my vacation --- NOOOOOOOOOO! <BR> <BR> why can't vaca's last forever? <BR> <BR> just took dog for a walk fo... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:15:02 EST Not looking forward to tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3519465 tomorrow is weigh in day and i am not looking forward to it. i do not think i've lost anything since last week so i'm a tad bummed. <BR> <BR> on the bright side. i got this recipe from chef meg here on sparkpeople. it was for slow cooker chicken marinara with veggies. i added more spices to it after reading the reviews from others and i must say it is yummy. i am having it tonight with some smart taste pasta full of whole grains and it makes enough for more meals during the week. i can... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 19:39:30 EST Not much progress... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3516390 hi kids, <BR> <BR> feeling a little blah today. <BR> <BR> feel like i'm not making progress... yet again. i know its a useless feeling and regardless of what the scale shows i know i AM making progress, but it's not easy to look at the scale and see no movement. <BR> <BR> i am finding that lately, if i eat in, or near, my calorie range -- i will gain a little back. this is weird, since a few weeks ago it was just the opposite. everytime i stick around 1200 calories a day, lately, i lo... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 21:38:28 EST Ahhhhh, Me Time!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3513771 ok.. so vaca started for me around 2:30 this afternoon. <BR> <BR> - came home to change <BR> - went to gym <BR> - went to dinner with hubby <BR> - went shopping at target --- wayyyy too funny <BR> <BR> ok, so don't laugh at me when i tell you this... but.... <BR> <BR> for the first time in, oh, i'd say 25 years I ACTUALLY BOUGHT A POCKET BOOK and WALLET. yeah, usually i just stuff whatever i need into my pockets and lately i have been feeling different about that. i'm thinking that i d... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 22:32:52 EST One more day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3510935 before i can start my vaca. <BR> <BR> had to cut my gym time short today (but i still did 35 min elliptical) because i have so much crap to do before tomorrow it isn't even funny. stinks that it needs to be done before i go.... like getting my vacation 'to do' list ready for my assistant so he can have a successful week while i am away. <BR> <BR> i really didn't want to leave the gym... boo hoo hooo... i love it there and friday nights are one of my favorite times to go!! yeah, ... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 21:26:21 EST I did it!!! Wahoo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3508469 i was so bummed two weeks ago thinking i was never going to make this mini goal. <BR> <BR> the goal was 245 by the 7th and I BEAT IT!!! i was 244 this morning on the 6th. <BR> <BR> you have no idea how much that just energized me !!!! everytime i hit a plateau i rearrange how i do my exercise workout and add different (but healthy) foods into my diet - just to change things up a bit. <BR> <BR> this time i added grapefruit and silk almond milk. and i do a cardio stint to start my gym... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 05:58:24 EST Go Sox!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3507633 funny huh. <BR> <BR> they must be jinxed this year with all their injuries. not good, and now kevin youklis is out for the rest of the season. that just bites. they are going to miss him big time. <BR> <BR> there is still hope in red sox nation though. we are winning tonight and that will gain us a game in the wild card race. i'll take the wild card to get into the playoffs. <BR> <BR> i am so ready for a week off of work next week it is not even funny. i just want to chill and do ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 21:13:27 EST 6 week challenge underway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3504135 well kiddies, <BR> <BR> i started a challenge for the next 6 weeks. exercise and weight loss will be tracked weekly (tuesdays) <BR> <BR> funny, i went to the gym, as usual, and just kept going -- another 5 minutes won't kill me i'd say. truth is, after 5 min on the elliptical my legs were sore. lol.. but i made it through 23 minutes then did my strength training... followed by 35 on the treadmill --- 10% incline too. i was sooo soaked when i got out of there i could ring out my bandan... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 21:14:55 EST 7 days until goal and..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3492603 well, i have 7 days left to meet (or not to meet, that is the question) my goal of 245. <BR> <BR> i'm thinking that i will be missing this little achievement as my weight is not moving in the past 4 days period. <BR> <BR> i've certainly been eating more and getting much closer to my daily allotment of calories -- but, i just do not feel it happening for me. <BR> <BR> it's a little depressing, i skipped 2 days of gym this past week - to see if that would help to trick my body into losing.... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 20:18:47 EST Slacking today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3483697 hi kiddies, <BR> <BR> well, the title says it all. i am slacking off today. skipped the gym == my body needed a period of rest and relaxation. yes, 2 weeks straight at the gym will do that to you. so, this week, i will slack off today AND on saturday. wahoo, it will be like a vacation. <BR> <BR> got my new laptop in today... hubby just finished setting it up on the home network so i can get online with it now (currently typing this on the desk top). my laptop is sooo pretty. it is a... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:25:05 EST 100 lbs Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3479519 Hello Friends, <BR> <BR> I finally hit my mark. 100 lbs down as of yesterday. I was so excited I could hardly contain myself. I was going to skip the gym yesterday but I was so amped up from the scale in the morning that I just had to go. <BR> <BR> 14 days in a row I have gone to the gym. 14 days since I started the elliptical trainer. 14 days ago I was 9 lbs heavier. <BR> <BR> I have 10 days left to reach my next mini goal of 245 bu August 7th. I think I can, I think I can........... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 17:53:11 EST