40LESSOFERIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=40LESSOFERIN 40LESSOFERIN'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/ I joined WW....feeling positive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490080 I really do like Spark People and everyone on here is AWESOME!!! I just really needed more motivation to get my a$$ off the couch and moving. For me that is money being spent on something, almost like i just made a contract with myself. If i don't lose i'm just wasting my time and money. Plus i'm working with my doctor and she strongly suggested WW, so now i do i have to go back every month and check in with her. That's just more of a reason to get moving, now i have to actually face someone ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:30:57 EST Stuck in a moment.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467756 Have you every just felt like you're living your life and everyday is the same day. That's how i'm feeling.... STUCK. I haven't loss but i haven't gained either, i'm kinda just on auto pilot, using muscle memory to get me through each day. I wouldn't say i'm depressed, i feel fine, i have no sad feelings, but i am lacking some serious motivation. That SPARK! It could be my diet. I don't eat terribly but i'm not eating enough fresh veggies or fruit. I could also work on my portion control, I k... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:38:27 EST Scared to lose weight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426419 Lately i've been trying to analyze why i'm not losing weight. One thing i have discovered is that i'm scared that if i lose weight i'll only gain it back "PLUS" more. That has been the main reason, for the last two years without dieting i have remained the same weight and i'm scared to death to go over 240. Over the last 10 years every time i lost weight (the most 20 pounds) i gain it ALL back plus 10 more pounds. Let the vicious cycle continue for 10 years and the pounds just kept creeping u... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:16:12 EST I lost 10 inches in two minutes....NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416597 Yes, i know. Crazy...lol But there is something liberating when cutting off your hair. I feel great and refreshed! I have even worn make up in the last two days, which is amazing...lol My Hubby is in shock because i never wear make-up. I have completely fell into the Mom Rut, jeans, t-shirts and a pony bun has been my look for the last two years. So not only was it time for a change but i really needed to start taking care of me first. Even if that is doing my hair and putting on make up. I f... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:37:25 EST The dreaded scale... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415380 I have decided to wieght myself only once a month. For me i would rather celebrate NSV than to live in agony over "That" number that flashes back at me. I have always wieght more than even those who looked bigger than me. I remember years ago when i wore a size 10 was in the best shape of my life and i wieght 160. My roommate who wore a size 14 weight less than me. I remember being ashamed and lying about "That" number. People would try to guess my weight and always guessed lower, when i woul... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:16:19 EST My Monday Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400244 Monday's i usually wake up with a self defeat attitude. "Augh, it's Monday..." I wander around is a fog all morning until i log into Spark People. I'm instantly in a better mood just by catching up with my friends New Feed. I like hearing what everyone has been up to and what challenges that they have faced and overcame. Then i'm motivated!! I feel good, i feel like i can do it too!! I start planning for the week, looking for new healthy recipes, figuring out what exercise routine i would li... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:06:59 EST Well, i'm back for a second round of SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393423 Hi everyone, i know i've been gone awhile and in my absence i gained all the wieght i lost back. I just completely gave up in frustration. I was frustrated that i wasn't seeing the results when i was putting in 100%. I have to be patient just because i don't SEE it doesn't mean that it isn't working. Plus another frustration is that i have a bad foot =( I couldn't walk, run, and even riding a bike seemed to aggrivate it more. So instead of finding other ways to compensate for my foot, i just ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:23:32 EST hanging in there...by a pinky finger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347348 Okay, i have completely lost sight of what i wanted to accomplish and i have been very very bad. The results of my fall is that i gained back 7 pounds and this morning i mustered the strength to get back on the scale. My first thoughts were "are you really surprise", and my second was "I'm still under 230". Now i need to PUSH THAT MOUNTAIN OUT OF MY WAY!!! I'm stuck in a Valley and i want to see the ocean and the beaches!! I can not lose hope and give up when i'm faced with challenges. That i... Mon, 6 May 2013 11:46:47 EST Am i being too sensitive...followed by binged. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324063 Well needless to say i'm feeling pretty bummed today. Over the weekend i threw a party for my 2 year old. And needless to say only 2 people showed up and left early probably because they were so bored. I was really really hurt, and i was left in a house with extra food that was supposed to be for guest and a WHOLE cake. So what did i do for the rest of the weekend i ATE, A LOT!! Now i'm just pissed, really. I couldn't believe that my friends would so easily disregard the effort and planning i... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:31:52 EST SqueeziN some time but feeling a bit guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311418 One of the many obstacles that face most of us is finding time to exersice. I have to admit i am struggling with this. Like others i have a crazy schedule, i wake up at 415am already, so waking up even earlier than that is unlikely. So i usually try to get out after dinner which is around 630pm, which can be tricky to do with a toddler. My husband works from 11am-11pm, so i don't see him most days. So i really feel like a single mom at times. Just part of being a Navy wife, i'm use to the lif... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:19:18 EST re-wind four years ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310089 Over the weekend i was able to wear a pair of capri pants that have been sitting in my closet for four years! Not only did they fit but they were loose. That made me think of that summer of 2009, i was married for only 6 months and we just moved to the area. I gained about 20 pounds after our wedding and had to go shopping for more clothes. Those capri's was part of that shopping spree. The following year was 2010 and i gained another 15 pounds, so i was unable to wear anything from the previ... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 11:48:55 EST My Style Rules virtual model http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304342 Hello All, Today is a fabulous Friday!! A lot to look forward to this weekend for the Easter Holiday. I hope everyone has a plan for the weekend to stay the course. I wanted to share a website i found. Link below is it works. You put in your measurements and it provides a virtual model and give you rules about what to wear. It's like your own personal Stacy and Clinton...lol here are a few outfits the computer pick out for me <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l947... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:42:21 EST Thoughts on Vitamins... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303352 I started taking vitamins about a month ago. I don't like them and i'm gagging them down at every meal. My grandfather use to take handfuls of vitamins a day and with every meal. He swore by them. But really i'm starting to ask myself "Are they really needed?". I'm taking the basics like omega's, calcium, vitamin b's and so forth. I'm just not sure i can continue on. So i was wondering do you take vitamins or not? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:45:37 EST Yup, i did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302256 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746744001.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bought myself new PINK shoes! I was going to wait until i hit that 20 pounds loss mark, but they were on sale and i didn't want to miss out. So i just did! I'm only 2.4 pounds from hitting that milestone so i'm rewarding myself early!! Now it's time to go RUNNING...or more like jogging...lol <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> and train for my <em>364</em> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:32:43 EST Forming the Water Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301948 We all know that water is important and can help with weightloss, and cleansing our systems by flushing out toxins. I have found other side effects by drinking water. I have WAY more energy. I stopped drinking coffee a few weeks ago, so in the mornings i fill my 24 oz bottle with VERY COLD water. That seems to jolt my body awake...lol i don't get the coffee blues like i use to around 10am. I have energy pretty much all day just by drinking water and i mean LOTS of water. I refill my 24oz wa... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:46:40 EST I seriously tamed my sweet tooth that i didn't think i had http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299523 In January i joined the "Tame your sweet tooth challenge" i figured we all need to cut back on sugar and sweets. I never considered myself a sweet tooth person ,WOW was i ever wrong. I guess i loaded my coffee with sugar, i reached for donuts instead of fruit and i really couldn't believe all the food that i was eating that was loaded with sugar. So i recommited myself to finishing the challenge and really jump in with both feet. And after the four weeks i can say i've been tamed. Now i'm fi... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:01:16 EST 90% is better than giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294990 Yesterday i was feeling a bit overwhelmed, i have a ton of stuff i'm trying to accomplish before the weekend. So as i was running around between walmart, target and radio shack with a two year old; i started to get stressed about everything i had to do. I just felt i wasn't in the right place to even make a good judgement call, so i settled. I gave up and went to El Pollo Loco, i figured it was better than Mcdonalds. I ordered the pollo bowl for my Son and i got the Grilled Chicken salad, no ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:33:54 EST The first step out the door is always the hardest... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292489 Yesterday after work i put on my workout gear, grab my son and we headed out the door. The last thing i wanted to do after work was go for a walk/jog but i did it. And i did it quickly so i couldn't turn back...lol If i put my son in his stroller he would have a major freak out if i tried to take him out if i changed my mind, so grabbing him was part of my motivation..lol I started the 5K your way workout challenge to further push me in my weight loss efforts. No more excuses, i still have ba... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:04:01 EST HI!! My first Video Blog!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289389 Just me rambling on and introducing myself to the Vblog world!! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:42:10 EST Turkey Meatloaf Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288987 This is what i made for Dinner last night. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680364309.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1lbs Turkey breast <BR> 1.5 cups of veggie mix i used carrot, celery, and onion <BR> 1 cup oats <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> 2/3 Tbls stone ground mustard <BR> season with your favorite seasonings <BR> <BR> Mix it up and put into muffin pan =) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l287363926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I baked it at 375 for 30 min. It'... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:11:20 EST Finding Passion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287595 Twenty years ago i was very passionate about riding bikes, i used to ride my bike to work/home 20 miles a day. I was in the best shape and i was able to eat anything i wanted without the fear of gaining weight. I loved the feeling a being free, feeling the wind on my face and the sun on my back. The world looks different on a bike. Then one day i was hit by a car and flipped over the handle bars, i wasn't seriously injured, i had scraps, bruises and road rash but nothing broken, only my will ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:41:09 EST Smiling through the pain...a very personal blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286511 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1323881254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not sure how to begin this but today i have a heavy heart. I harbor a secret that is taking a toll on my mind, body and spirit. I'm conflicted with how much i want to share with you, my spark friends. I supposed to understand my journey you have to know my struggle. So here it goes... <BR> <BR> I'm married to a wonderful man, that helps around the house. He folds laundry, he opens doors, carries in the groceries,... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:14:12 EST A shove in the right direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283886 I have totally submerge myself back into dieting and getting motivated to to reach my goals. Febuary was a month of mourning but the time change really pushed me to get back in the game. The slate has been cleaned and i'm ready!! Over the weekend i prep my meals for the whole week breakfast, lunch and dinners are even planned out. I hit a plateau and got discourage and then used every excuse not to push myself forward. Things happen in life that are bad, but I'm learning to use that experien... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:57:23 EST Today is a new day and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263220 Ok, it's been one emotional month. I'm done being sad, the sun is out and today is going to be another gorgeous day!! This morning was the first morning i wieght myself in a long time, the scale is at 226.4. Time to start reflecting on WHY i'm here in the first place. I want to be FABULOUS by forty and i have 8 more months and 30 more pounds to go before i hit my first goal! I'm ready to accept that i can not do this on my own, i need help and Spark is a great place to come for support. I ha... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:31:12 EST The Mountain is getting steeper.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247931 But i WILL get there. Okay, so just when i started to get my spark back a few very unexpected events happened. First my co-worker lost his son who was only 32, i felt so bad for him. A parent never expects to bury their child. So we have been working a little harder to give him the time he needs to mourn. Secondly my God-daughter gave birth to twin boys Feb. 1st, they only lived a few hours until they too past away. Their little lungs were not fully developed. My God-daughter who is only 18 i... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:12:11 EST Okay... New Month, New Week, New Plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236942 Hello Everyone, last month was a really bad month for me. I had a lot going on and unfortunately i put myself last. I supposed that's the challenge of weight loss ,to remember to put yourself first. That's hard to do when you have to balance all that life throws at you. I suppose i lost it when i tried to look at the whole picture, i'm never ever doing that again i was so overwhelmed. I couldn't concentrate on any one thing, i was all over the place only making a minimal effort at everything.... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 10:29:01 EST This weeks Goals and review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218530 Last weeks goal <BR> <BR> Walk at work 4 out of 5 days <BR> No meet 7out of 7 days <BR> No sugar in coffee 5out of 7 days <BR> <BR> Loss .02 pounds. <BR> <BR> This week Goals <BR> <BR> Goal #1 Dance Video 5 days <em>355</em> <BR> Goal #2 Cook 3 recipes from the Spark Cook book <em>190</em> <BR> Goal #3 Walk 10,000 steps a day on my fit-bit <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Last week was a very busy week and had long weekend out of town. The little one was sick so i concentrated more on... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:40:17 EST Goals, one week at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206621 Ok, last week was a down week for me, i was just in a funk. After a fabulous weekend with the family and a lot of soul searching i re-discovered my "Spark". After all i'm here to be a better healthier me for myself, my Hubby, My Friends and most importantly my Son. He is so full a love and energy. I was running around the park with him and at only 20 months he was pushing himself to keep up with me. We were having a blast!!! So here it goes, no more excuses i'm making three goals a week to s... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:04:10 EST How do you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201928 Keep pushing? Lately i've been somewhat blase' and honestly i have no desire to push myself. It's in my head, i know it. I've been doing this since Sept. 19 and i've lost 17 pounds and i'm slowly putting it back on. I know i need to get myself motivated, i know i need to drink more water, i know i need to move it to lose it. But, and it's a hugs BUT, i'm just not feeling it. How do i get it back. I was so focused and determind a couple of weeks ago. This has been a very lazy week, i haven't u... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:23:17 EST Are you ready for the first weekend of the Year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189833 Happy Friday everyone!! I'm making plans for the weekend, planning my meals and planning my activities. I do really well during the week because i'm busy at work and i really don't have time to think about it. But the weekend are always a challenge. I've learned that i need to be proactive in making sure that i don't fall off the wagon. So i take an extra few minutes to have a plan over the weekend. I already know that tomorrow i want to take my son out for some play time, i'm thinking a driv... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:42:58 EST This Woman is on fire.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186006 I learned a valuable lesson over the last few days, life is short, life is precious and there is only one you! No one can ever take my place to Mother my son the way i would. It's selfish of me to not make my health, my wieght, my life style a heathly one. I need to be fit and healthy so i can be the best Mom i can be for my Son! I also need to do it for me! I'm a happier person when i'm below 200 pounds, and in turn that makes me a better Wife, Mom, and Friend. I'm miserable and i hid those ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:45:14 EST Last Weight-in for the year 1.3 pounds down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176541 Not sure how that number went down and not up, but i'll take it. The last five days have been stressful...running around, making last minute changes and not being home made for some very unhealthy eating habits. But it's over and it's time to reflect on the last year and plan for the new year. I have a lot of challenges ahead of me. #1 continue on my journey to a leaner, healthier me. #2 Prepare myself for my Hubby's up coming deployment.s #3 My goal to participate in at least 3 5k events. #4... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:44:27 EST My Holiday wish for you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170997 Remember this Holiday to have a little... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1190592172.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also to <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l549486282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Maybe not at the same time...lol <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1492680350.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Enjoy Family and Friends and remember <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229211865.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Remember to Laugh <BR> <i... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:56:26 EST Sparkled at the Christmas party!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159153 Guess who won best dressed? I DID!!!! I had a great night! I felt terrific and everyone else thought so to! They Voted me Best dressed out of 100 other beautiful ladies! I was quite shocked, but really humbled by the fact that i had worked so hard to feel the way i did. The last few months have been challenging. I'm making little changes everyday, to me this is a total way of rethinking. I'm not on a diet, this is a life style change. I still have a ways to go, but with every tiny milestone i... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 10:10:30 EST Big Gain this week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154674 To be expected i've gained 3.4 pounds last week. I knew it was coming, last week was a bad week. I did everything wrong, i packed the wrong foods, didn't eat enough fruits and veggies, barely drank water and when i did exercise i only gave 20%. Not good at all and i can only blame myself. I had a hard time getting back into the swing of things after Thanksgiving, i didn't make my lifestyle change my priority. I didn't open my Spark cookbook in two weeks, i didn't plan ahead when going to a fr... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 11:58:28 EST Friends Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151863 A couple of weeks ago i posted a blog about friends and trust issues. After all the wonderful comments and suggestions from the Spark community, i have joined a new group of ladies/Momma's through Meetup.com for play dates for our Toddlers. So far everyone has been very welcoming and we have a few activities planned for this month. I'm excited meeting new friends in my area. I have also looked into volunteering at a local rescue shelter, right now they are looking for foster homes, but will c... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:43:00 EST I need real Food!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150482 No more leftovers!!! Not sure if anybody else does this, but usually the week after thanksgiving our house gets down to the bare bones, just waiting for the first to come around so we can go shopping. This year the first seemed so far away. I've been living off of turkey leftovers. We ran out of eggs, veggies, fruit and just about anything else to make healthy lunches and breakfast =( Tonight i have taken out ground beef to make spaghetti with frozen spinach. It was the best i could do with w... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:04:08 EST Raise your hand if you have back fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148361 I DO!!!!! And Omg it is sooo annoying. I'll put on a shirt and it'll look great until i turn to the side...AUGH! I don't think your supposed to have back cleavage, but whatever! it is what it is!! I'm learning what the middle age spread is and it's not pretty. I can't wear a spanx for the rest of my life, plus they are so uncomfortable. All they end up doing on me is squeezing the fat somewhere else....lol So let's talk motivation, Style motivation! i have a very cute sweater dress with a bel... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:04:54 EST Moving forward and Weight-in #10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146999 Time to move on after the long Holiday weekend. I did very well, i stuck to my plan and enjoyed every bit of my small plate of food =) i didn't go back for seconds and i had a modest piece pumpkin bundt cake. Snack lightly through the day. It's felt good not to stuff myself into food coma...lol Another obstacle is we went to a Mexican Restaurant the next day, i ordered the Ceviche Appetizer and i couldn't have been happier. I couldn't even finish it!! When we got back home i decorated the ho... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:12:01 EST 5 Days away from SP....starting Now =( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141669 Happy Thanksgiving to all my Sparkfriends and future Sparkfriends. My long holiday weekend starts in a few minutes. Tonight i will be packing to make the long trek to Reno to spend Thanksgiving with the In-laws. I'll be away from the internet, and for the most part just relaxing with the family, shopping and of course enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner. <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> But i'm not going without a plan...lol i have packed a bunch of healthy snacks not only for the drive but for Thursday ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:53:50 EST Super easy Mocktail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140503 If you're like me and don't want to drink your calories away. But you also don't want to feel left out on the holiday toasts or what not, here's a super simple Mocktail. <BR> <BR> 6oz pomegranate italian soda ( i used fresh and easy brand, or whatever flavor you like) <BR> 6oz Sparkling water <BR> Garnish with Orange slice (calories are extra if you eat it...lol) <BR> <BR> 12oz for only 60 calories. <BR> <em>408</em> <BR> Enjoy!! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:24:46 EST Do the Crime....then do the time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140308 My crime is i ate way way way to much at our company's Fall Potluck! I thought i did ok, but when i loaded everything in my tracker it was BAD!!! REALLY BAD!!!! Who knew that Ricotta Pie had soo many calories and fat. A whopping 347 calories and 19 grams of fat. That was just the dessert. When added to everything else i ate a total of 1005 calories and 50 grams of fat....for LUNCH!!!! Miraclously i didn't go over my calorie intake for the day. I decided for dinner to have a spinach salad with... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:05:30 EST Xmas Dress Success!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137279 Okay browsing through the internet i found a dress on sale for $40 bucks that was originally $160. i swooped it up fast. Thank gosh i did because the next day it was back to it's original price. Not sure if it was a mistake or what...lol But anyway it arrived yesterday in the mail. and OMG! not only is it super sexy and fun it looked great on me!! As i was trying it on my husband came home form work early on caught me...lol he was like "WHOA, what did i walk in on...lol" i added a poinsettia ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:52:55 EST YAY!!! FITBIT IS HERE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136267 Omigosh and it is so CUTE!!!! I love love love my new pink accessory, very stylish i must say. And it literally stuck it's tongue out at me...lol Teasing me i'm sure to get up and walk around some more...lol I still haven't hooked it up to my PC. Will have to do that when i get home from work. But i couldn't resist taking it out of the package and trying it on for size....yup it fit!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l64519905.jpg"> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:11:38 EST Friends and trust issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135114 I have a huge trust issue when it comes to friends. I think this is where the hole is in my life. I tend to be jealous of others and their friendships, but i have been burned by "girl"friends so bad in the past i always tend to have more male friends. But now that i'm married my husband feels that these relationships are inappropriate. He might be right, most of my male friends even though platonic was always riddled with flirtation of sex and what ifs. I grew up with two brothers and also in... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:30:07 EST Lost sight a little...Weight in #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133864 Ok i'm behind the curve this month. I had a plan but i failed to execute it! This week i've gained +0.6 pounds. But honestly that is to be expected since i haven't done anything to lose. My birthday threw me off course a little. The celebration kept going through the weekend...lol that chocolate cake is so not my friend...lol This is a new day and i can buckle down and get serious!! I need to do more to get more results! It's that simple, but telling my body and mind is the hard part. This we... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:25:34 EST Yippee!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128311 Today is my Birthday and i'm finally going to put myself first today! So often i get stuck in the rut of taking care of everybody else. Plus it's easier for me to shop for someone else then it is to shop for me. But today i have been planning for awhile. I wanted a day to myself, to do what i please without having to worry about what "they" want. So i'm going shopping! I love shopping! When asked what i wanted for my birthday i said just give me money so i can buy new clothes. Welp that's wha... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:19:18 EST My Recipe for "Sick Soup" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127127 *This is a very spicy soup, but it seems to do the trick most of the time. The recipe is pretty easy to adjust to what you like. But this is what i usually put in mine <BR> <BR> 1lb package of spicy turkey sausage <BR> 2 cans of beans i use black or navy (un-drained) <BR> 32 ounces of chicken broth (i used reduced sodium from fresh and easy) <BR> 1 onion diced <BR> 1 can of diced jalapenos (drained) (this is a little cans, not sure of the oz) <BR> 1 can of diced tomatoes- un-drained ( i used... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:13:20 EST AaaChoooo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126193 The cold has hit me full force today. Augh!! I loaded up on vitamin C and slept pretty good last night but when i woke up i was all stuffed up. <em>273</em> to the rescue. <BR> Went and bought nyquil and Zicam to attack this bug. Not going to let it get me down though, tonight i'm also going to make my super hot "sick soup" loaded with veggies and spicy sausage with spinach. Got to get better for my big shopping day on Thursday!! Tue, 6 Nov 2012 13:12:25 EST Weight Loss Survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124792 When did you start gaining weight? When i left the Army in 1999, i gained a lot of wieght in 6 months. <BR> What was your highest weight? 240 <BR> <BR> What diets have you been on? WW, Nutri system, cabbage soup, lemon drink fast, Medi-fast, slim fast, special-k diet, also tracking calories. <BR> What Is your goal a number on the scale or other? 165 <BR> <BR> Whats your fav food? Mexican food, cheese, tortillas my heaven <BR> <BR> What is your fav food now? Still love mexican food i just... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 11:35:25 EST