2TIGRE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2TIGRE 2TIGRE'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/ Starting All Over Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651803 In June 2010, I joined Sparks and lost 20+lbs working my program. I even had fun getting involved with the community. Then, I lost track and became less and less interested. For whatever reason, I don't remember and it doesn't matter either. <BR> <BR> It's now January 2012 and I have gained back my 20+lbs and I am right back where I started in June 2010. I'd like to say this time I will reach my goal but I don't really know that now - do I? I do know that I am just as committed today as... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:51:33 EST Weigh-In Week #7 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Week #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3503784 Normally, I get really excited on Wednesday mornings. Wednesday mornings are weigh-in days. But this Wednesday, I didn’t spring out of bed and sprint to the bathroom. No heart a fluttering and belly butterflies a flittering. No closing my eyes in excited anticipation for what marvel I will see when I open my eyes. Nope, none of that %^&#!*@ nonsense this morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l289279771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I woke up groggy and cranky feeling ... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 19:11:30 EST Weigh-In Week #6 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Week #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3486134 Work has been mad crazy this week and while I typically like to post my weigh-in results on my weigh-days (Wednesdays), I just didn’t get around to it this week. It’s Friday now and I have a little more time to devote to my SP blog. <BR> <BR> Although I usually LOVE Wednesday weigh-ins, this past Wednesday, I was feeling just a bit apprehensive and worried when I got up. There was just a moment of hesitation before closing my eyes and getting on the scale. For that brief moment, I ran thr... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:24:14 EST Weigh-In Week #5 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3455542 I love weigh-in days. I am so excited with anticipation when I wake up on Wednesdays. I actually look forward to getting on the scale to weigh myself. I know, I'm kind of wierd that way but I really do love weigh in days. <BR> <BR> This particular weigh-in was especially exciting when I stepped on the scale and saw this. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637926913.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OMG!!! I couldn't believe what I was seeing - really I couldn't. I thought to ... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 16:34:07 EST Weigh-In Week #4 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Day #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3433571 Well, it’s been four weeks now since joining the community here on SP and it’s been a wonderful four weeks. The level of encouragement, support and motivation has been absolutely phenomenal. It’s official, I’m hooked on SP. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Today was my one month weigh in and I lost .5 lbs for a total of 4.5 lbs for the month. While it’s not the impressive numbers of some, it’s an amount that I am pretty pleased with. If I continue losing 4-5 lbs a month, I will be a v... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 01:17:19 EST Weigh-In Week #3 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3409734 After three weeks here on SP, it finally happened - my first week that I didn't lose any weight. I didn't gain any weight either and that's the best part. So, I'm still 197 but I did finally get around to doing some things that I should have done three weeks ago - I took my other body measurements. <BR> <BR> After reading blogs by both Carly216 and Nascarchick, I learned the importance of tracking my other measurements. Losing inches is just as important as losing pounds, especially on th... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 00:31:24 EST Ok, So I Indulged a Little on the 4th - SO WHAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3402453 I worked very hard all week to stay on my program. I exercised every day, managed my eating goals really well. Then on Sunday, I went to a BBQ and partied with hubby and friends. I drank a little too much and ate a little too much. I didn't exercise (hubby and I slept in) and didn't log in anything I ate. <BR> SO WHAT!!! <BR> <BR> I refuse to beat myself up for my brief indulgence. I don't understand why so many people do this when they do the same. Holidays and celebrations are a part... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 23:40:44 EST My First Hike in Years - It Was Tough But I Made It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3397004 I hadn't hiked in many, many years but when I was invited to go on a hike recently, after some initial hesitation, I said yes. While I kind of stressd out over it a little last night, I just didn't want to slow the group down because I couldn't keep up. I just wanted to finish the hike, even if I was last. <BR> <BR> The hike was a hike up Mt. McCoy and onto to the Reagan Library that was nearly 3.5 miles long. I know that doesn't sound like much but the hike was considered a moderate hike... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 01:31:41 EST Love Those SP Reports http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3391522 Since joining SP, I've been really pleased as well as impressed with all the really cool apps. One particular one I like are all the reports, specifically the daily nutrition feedback reports. <BR> <BR> I like how it tells me what goals I met, which ones I exceeded and which ones I didn't meet. I also like how it tracks my goals throughout the week. The really cool graphs that breakdown my foods by meals as well as foods is cool too. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was going over my reports since... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 00:54:06 EST Weigh In Day: The Best Day of My Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3388025 Today was weigh in day. I LOVE weigh in days! I know, I know, you're thinking I'm nuts for love getting weighed in. But I do. I actually look forward to my weigh in days. <BR> <BR> By Monday, I'm getting so excited about whether or not I've lost any weight that I can't stand it and I want so bad to go and weigh myself early just to see. By Tuesday, I'm beside myself and it takes everything I got not to go and weigh myself. <BR> <BR> On Wednesday morning, I am so excited about steppin... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 01:06:40 EST Lazy Sunday Afternoon & the Snack Monster is Creeping Up on Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3376424 Good grief! I am so bored! My snack monster is creeping up on me. I'm working and there are chocolate chip cookies staring me down with their beady chocolate chips eyes and screaming, "EAT ME"! I've already succumbed to their pleas twice now and if I don't get out of here, I am going to go down for the count on the whole plate. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l589541298.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So far this week, I've been doing really good and I don't know why I'm ha... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 19:23:03 EST Off to a Good Start - Or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3363686 Today was my first weigh in day and after one week, I've lost two pounds. YEAH!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l474566334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thats great - right? I know it's only two pounds but the way I see it, I didn't gain two pounds. All of my hard work this week paid off. I don't know though. Not sure what I'm feeling right now except that I keep remembering what a physical trainer (who is the epitome of fit) told me recently. <BR> <BR> "The faster ... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:07:26 EST A Vision That Will Last a Lifetime (hopefully) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3350860 I took my before picture yesterday. Yep, that was a vision I could have lived without. However, as much as I really didn't like what I saw, it was a good exercise - NO MORE DENIAL NOW! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l230471509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's actually motived me even more. I am more determined than ever to lose this weight, once and for all. As much as I didn't want to get up and exercise today, I got up and did my exercise. As much as I wanted to hav... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 18:21:47 EST Mothers Little Helper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3344547 Now I’m not talking about those little yellow pills that Mick Jagger wails about that will help Mother’s get through the day. No, I’m talking about those little pills that we’re all supposed to take while we’re depriving our body of food but still trying to get our daily allowance of nutrients - VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l940905399.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Multi-vitamins with calcium, multi-vitamins with iron, fat burners, fat blockers, energy... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 14:30:19 EST A Newbie Sparker - I Can't Believe I'm Starting Another Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3340832 I just wanted to get healthy again, or so that's what I told hubby when he saw me messing around here last night setting up my Sparks page. You see, I just wanted to get healthy again (I used to be VERY healthy once upon a time) and just wanted to be able to track my progress and have some accountability. But NOOO! <BR> <BR> You SparkPeople reeled me in by asking me to create a profile page and join a group and play around with all of your little widgets and cool apps and before I knew i... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:01:26 EST