ABRANDNEWME09's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ABRANDNEWME09 ABRANDNEWME09'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/ Hybrid anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341763 So this week I have started Les Mills Pump/Turbo Fire hybrid. Decided I need to add a bit more strength training! Also swapping out a few TF classes for some running! Love to get out now that the weather is finally getting warmer <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Starting weight this time around: 151 <em>40</em> Very upsetting since I was 12 lbs lighter around this time last year. I will be adding some measurements as soon I take them lol <BR> <BR> Now to work on my eating.... Wed, 1 May 2013 09:38:08 EST SP and BodyMedia??? FINALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218484 I could not be happier to finally find out that SP and BodyMedia have partnered!!!! I can start using the two together to make this weight loss thing a bit easier! Anyone else use an BM armband? Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:15:26 EST Kettlebell Workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023450 I have always wanted to try a kettlebell workout. So I broke down and bought a 10lber. Now I just need to learn how to use it lol <BR> <BR> Anyone have any good links to videos or know any moves that i could do with this thing? <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:47:57 EST BodyMedia...Is this all I need? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990826 I am currently bidding on a Bodymedia fit core armband on ebay. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l887382937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Does everything that I need come in this? I haven't won it yet, but if I do I want to make sure that this is all I need. It would be incredibly cheaper than buying it directly from them. If I had to do that I would have to wait to save :( So anyone know????? Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:47:54 EST Week 6 of TF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967364 I have actually made it past week 1 of TF lol I'm on week 6 to be exact :) I run about 2-3 times a week so I use that as a fire class here and there. I think my problem before was I would run, then still try to get in all the dvds. well sometimes that's just impossible so if I would miss a class i would just stop and feel like I failed. Now I haven't been 100% perfect, but I keep moving forward! I'm so excited I can't wait to see what my results are like. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thurs... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:53:42 EST Operation Bathing Suit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941221 Decided to take a small trip to the beach this summer. Didn't go last year so I'm dying to take my son! So excited :) But now I have to find a bathing suit and feel comfortable in it. So this is the beginning of Operation Bathing Suit! I will be determined to get my exercise in everyday and to track my eating. I can not go off track! <BR> <BR> August here I come! <em>312</em> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:48:02 EST SP ads are freaking me out! lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691371 I'd love to know how they do it! I saw an ad earlier from Gymboree. and they showed ALL the pieces of clothing I added to my shopping bag the day before. How the h*ll do they do it???? lol Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:39:09 EST Awesome A Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689348 Just wanted to congratulate my fellow A Team members for coming in 2nd for weight loss is week 6!!!!! keep up the great work Team! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:41:25 EST Can't stop eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686477 Food has always been a struggle for me. Never eating the right foods, eating too much, snacking, binging. You name it, it's been a problem. Last night I made a pretty healthy meal, but I'm never satisfied with one serving. I just want to keep eating and eating! I know I haven't added that much exercise in to up my calories that much, but I need to find a happy medium here before I go overboard! <BR> <BR> Just a vent. I have to figure out a way to fight off these cravings! Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:34:22 EST Menu Makeover NEEDED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674060 I don't remember how SP came up with my calorie range, but it says I should eat between 1200-1550 a day. OK! well as I was doing my running program, one of my mentors told me I needed to add more protein to my meals. so I did. <BR> <BR> Let's use today's menu as an example..... <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutri<BR>tion_food_chart.asp?sidn=V%3F4nLPja%3E<BR>bxdE++yXsAiLVxas+++++&iMTGoalNum=19508<BR>9640&dteDateShowing=1/11/2012&bGetElem<BR>entByID=TRUE <BR> <BR> Hope thi... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:27:42 EST Losing my drive!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661356 I really hate to admit this, but if I don't, I feel that I won't muster up the motivation to continue...... I honestly have been feeling lately that I don't have to will power to survive this weight loss journey! I know I am the only person who can get myself through this, but I'm hoping that writing it down helps me as well. I was horrible over the holidays, my sister just had her baby, and with being at the hospital the last two days, I have eaten fast food 3 TIMES in those two days!!! ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:14:22 EST My first 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4621517 I ran my first 5K this morning, Shiver by the River! And I actually ran the whole thing, well mostly jogged. but my ultimate goal was to just finish it, whether I had to walk some or not. But my time was 30:48! Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:13:02 EST Here's my motivation for the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4607912 Ok, so I apologize ahead of time for the bad word in this, but I don't know how to block it out. so if I offend anyone, sorry! But I saw this on facebook, and had to post it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439671215.jpg"> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 14:14:32 EST Winter 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4589754 If you are interested in joining or want to know more about it, check it out! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group<BR>s_individual.asp?gid=53949 <BR> <BR> It is an 8 week challenge. <BR> <BR> Spots are limited, and they are going fast! Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:25:19 EST Running and motivation problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4588448 I seem to have lost all my motivation lately. It's a chore to get out and run! My running program gets harder every month obviously, but the last two weeks have been torture. We increase our time running every week, the last time I enjoyed it was at 4 min. We would do 4 minutes running, then 1 minute walking. we would do that a set amount of times. maybe 5. And I loved it! Felt great. the following week we bumped it to 5 min. which I had a tough time getting through. I think that wee... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:41:20 EST Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4468999 Last night I signed up for the Fall Challenge. I am looking forward to starting! not that I'm wishing summer away, but there is only one week left until it's over and it doesn't look like I'm going to be making my 5%....... <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> But my running program starts next Sunday and this should be what I need to keep myself motivated! It goes for 12 weeks so here's to hoping the 2011 Fall Challenge will be the first one I actually meet my 5%! <BR> <BR> Let's go A team! <BR> ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:15:59 EST On the hunt for GOOD running shoes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4447986 So my step n stride program starts in 3 weeks. I'm terribly nervous :) But I do want to invest in a good pair of running shoes. But I am not sure which ones out there are good and bad. I have always been a Nike girl. Mostly because of the styles/colors. Love them! But I have been told that Nike sneakers make your feet go flat? Well I have never heard any of these things before, but one of the coaches is a chiropractor and she said they are not good for your feet either. I have always ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:14:24 EST Staying hydrated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441604 I spoke with my doctor about starting my running program next month. He told me that I will have a better chance of becoming dehydrated than the others since I am on a diuretic med for my blood pressure. I completely understand this but my question is, and it may sound dumb, but is just drinking more water a solution? or do I need to add something else like gatorade to replace electrolytes? <BR> <BR> What do you really need to do to stay hydrated? <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:07:12 EST You don't get it by.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4414828 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l4770736.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> stole this from a friend on facebook! Love it! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 15:50:26 EST Fit People ~ Great Motivator! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4402452 Just something I wanted to share! <BR> http://www.fitnessx.com/fitpeople/ Tue, 2 Aug 2011 13:44:48 EST Week of August 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4400364 Going to post my schedule for Aug 1-6, hoping to keep myself accountable! <BR> <BR> Mon: Burn Circuit 2, Walk (45 min) DONE!! <BR> Tues: Burn Intervals (only got through 1/2) 45 min Walk DONE! <BR> Weds: Burn Circuit 3 DONE! <BR> Thurs: Burn It Off, Recharge Zumba DONE! <BR> Fri: Rest Day <BR> Sat: Burn Circuit 1 <BR> Sun: Rest Day <BR> <BR> Also next week I will be starting my 5 day shakeology challenge! Can't wait! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 16:19:08 EST Super excited about my new challenges! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4391436 I'm really excited about my upcoming challenges for the next few months. I just have to share! I am signed up for a 5 day mini shakeology challenge on facebook starting in Aug. I know it's only 5 days, but I'm anxious to see if I can push myself those 5 days to see some good results. Need to finally see what I'm actually made of. and since I always somehow fail on longer challenges, this is perfect! <BR> <BR> Also, I'm signing up for a local program called Step N Stride. It is 12 week... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:31:20 EST Don't believe those ads!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374664 I just ate the worst brownie of my life! <BR> <BR> I had a coupon from the paper for a $1 off of Fiber one's new 90 calorie brownies. Now who could resist chocolate peanut butter brownies with only 90 calories??? well I can safely say I will be able to from now on. Totally disappointing. tasted like cardboard. Not like I really know what cardboard tastes like but you get the picture. Now don't completely judge off of my comments, but you may just agree! <BR> <BR> Anyone else try th... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:01:03 EST Holding myself Accountable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369687 I'm tired of making excuses. I need to just do it. Yes my son was sick this weekend, but I could have made the time to squeeze in more exercising than I did. So as of last night I have made a better commitment to myself and I'm sticking with it! Just need to hold myself accountable....so anyone who would like to help me kick my butt into gear, feel free to do so! <BR> <BR> Today I am starting off again with Burn circuit 1. I WILL get this done on my lunch break. Doesn't give me much ... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:43:05 EST Don't forget to sign up!!! Summer 2011 5% Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4317172 If you want to be a part of an awesome and motivating team, head on over to the Summer 2011 5% Challenge! You will love it! Sign ups are now so don't miss out on this one! <BR> we could all use a little "competition" <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to rejoining with the A Team!!! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group<BR>s_individual.asp Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:16:03 EST Rain, rain, go away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4245521 And don't come back! Aggghhh, it has been so miserable here since LAST Friday! and the forecast is looking the same into next weekend! Who gets this much rain?????? Seriously, I think I'm going to crack soon. Been cooped up in the house which makes a miserable mommy and cranky 2 year old. <BR> <BR> Just had to vent :) Hope everyone has a great weekend! <em>257</em> Fri, 20 May 2011 13:27:21 EST Strong Cravings!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4227602 but I'm happy to report that its actually a craving for a peach or nectarine! My mom brought me some nectarines home from a farmer's market yesterday. They were so small and hard. Not good. I was highly disappointed. <BR> <BR> About 30 minutes away from my house, there is a small fruit/veg stand on the side of the road and they have THE BEST peaches and nectarines. They are huge and full of juice! I'm dying to buy some! But of course I checked online and it seems that I'm out of luc... Thu, 12 May 2011 09:58:35 EST Monday Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4219897 Weekends go by just way too fast. Doesn't help that Saturdays are my only days off. Seems like I'm trying to cram in so much I feel burnt out. All last week I have done my bootcamp videos, and did at least 30 min of cardio. and although I did get in exercising this weekend by cutting the grass, etc, I don't feel like I did anything. and now here it is Monday and I feel so tired and down. I am hoping I can start right back up today after work and get that much needed energy! <BR> <BR> Ho... Mon, 9 May 2011 09:21:31 EST Feeling Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4206820 I'm feeling good about the month of May. My 5% Challenge starts this Saturday. Looking forward to <em>216</em> butt with the A Team! I also join the Spring back into Shape Bootcamp. The videos are only 10 minutes long so I will force myself to get them in everyday! <BR> <BR> Last night I started Turbo Fire again, that was a rough 30 minutes but I felt great afterwards. I also took my son for a walk in his wagon while it was still nice out. So even though it was only day 1 of squeez... Tue, 3 May 2011 09:27:39 EST Is he really dead??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4204064 Wow, I'm amazed at how I missed the exciting news for the USA this weekend! Logged online this morning at work and saw the news that Bin Laden was killed! A little concerned of any retaliation, but I'm so thankful for all of our military who serve our country. We wouldn't be here without them! A job well done! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Saw this posted on Facebook and I wanted to share :) <BR> <BR> Now I lay me down to sleep, one less terrorist this world does keep. With all my heart I giv... Mon, 2 May 2011 08:23:31 EST MiO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4198484 What are your comments/opinions? <BR> <BR> If you don't know what it is, it's a liquid water enhancer. Comes in a few flavors. I have been using it for the past week and love it. Makes me drink more water than I have before. But now I'm a bit concerned....... <BR> <BR> I read some reviews here on SP, and people were commenting on a few ingredients in it. One in particular is Propylen Glycol. Which I read is used in anitfreeze, makeup, etc. And there are a few health concerns. Now I d... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:38:40 EST Last chance to sign up for Spring Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4193537 Reminder to sign up for the 2011 Spring 5% Challenge. If you haven't signed up yet, get on over and do so!!! Starts May 7th. Hope to see you all there <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i <BR> ndividual.asp?gid=49373 <BR> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 08:14:22 EST My son is a sailor... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4081925 or at least is starting to talk like one! Oh my, I know I have a bad mouth, and I try my HARDEST most times to watch what I say around him. Well he heard the F word out of my mouth two days. And he hasn't stopped saying it. I am not a bad mommy, I swear! Then this morning as I was getting ready to take him to daycare, I was telling him how bad our one dog is because he ran away. He looked right at me and said Shit. WTH???? I didn't say that one I dont' think. Anyone know how to corre... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:44:04 EST Thinking of joining the dating game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4076572 I know my marraige is over. No divorce yet, but I am 100% sure it is over. I've let him play mind games with me the last few months and I'm tired of it. So I am not falling pray to anymore. But now to get my mind off of everything, I was thinking it would be nice to try dating again. Don't know if it's too soon, but I deserve to be happy, and even if it's just a date or two, why not??? I do have my eye on one particular guy, and the funny thing is he is an ex boyfriend of mine. Sounds ... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 15:40:21 EST Emergency custody http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4063820 Anyone know anything about this??? I have called so many people today and no one can help me..... They tell me I have to go through a lawyer. Who hasnt' called me back yet! I'm dying here and I guess I'm just venting. my husband, whom I've been separated from since Thanksgiving, has just recently got home from drug rehab. dont know how he hid it from me for so long but that's not the story. He wanted to see his son, which I allowed him since I figured he was "clean". well he brought hi... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:48:20 EST Feeling a bit more positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4057695 Today is a new day, and a new beginning. <BR> <BR> After eating at Burger King last night, I realized that I have to do something to stop. Not just for my weight, but for my health. Cholesterol is bad and I DO NOT want to go on meds. So I'm starting today with a much more positive attitude and I'm going to make this work. I'm the only one who can do it. So today at lunch, I walked/jogged 20 minutes on the treadmill. Definitely puts me in a much better mood and I am feeling better abo... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:50:47 EST 72 isn't a bad number http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4043541 I was checking out my sparkpage today and realized that I haven't updated my info since the beginning of the year. So instead of 61%, I have now reached 72% of my weight loss goal! Makes me feel a bit more motivated to get my butt in gear to finish it off! Now although most of that weight loss has been due to stress, I'm now trying my hardest to keep it off and get those last 8.5 gone for good! <BR> <BR> And I have all my sparkfriends and teams to thank for that! <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:09:48 EST Obviously, I'm not a doctor... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4024617 otherwise I wouldn't be blogging about how I feel! lol <BR> <BR> But yesterday and today I have been feeling a bit light-headed. Ever since last Friday when I got bad news from the doctor that my cholesterol didn't come down, I have been trying to eat much better than I have been. I have also stopped smoking again this week. YES, I did start back up, unfortunately my separation has been hard and what way to ease that stress better than a cigarette???? Anyway, I have been smoke free for ... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:49:14 EST Starting Stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4009508 So I am officially starting TurboFire. I was going to do the 5 day inferno, but after trying Fire 55 and not even making it halfway through, I realize I need to take it slow. But I will make it a point to do the workout, and do as much as I can until I build up my endurance. WOW, never realized how out of shape I am physically. <BR> <BR> So here's my starting stats! <BR> <BR> SW: 143.6 <BR> <BR> R Arm: 12.25 <BR> L Arm: 12.25 <BR> Waist: 36 <BR> Hips: 36.5 <BR> R Thigh: 21.5 <BR> L Th... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:05:33 EST Finally ordered TurboFire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3989762 Now that I finally ordered the real deal, I will have all the materials and dvds that I need to get this started, the RIGHT WAY! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Now I'm just hoping I can actually stick to this program for the full length of time! <BR> <BR> I will be receiving it hopefully in the next week or so. Anyone else just starting this and want to be my accountability buddy???? <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:54:51 EST Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3966219 Want to thank all of my Spark Friends for their comments on my blog. It's going to be a long struggle, but I need to be strong for my son and I. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:57:32 EST Hitting Rock Bottom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3963094 I don't know if I'm there yet, but it certainly seems like it. My life is just the biggest mess ever! My husband and I have separated right before Thanksgiving. I found out he was cheating on me. After many attempts on his part trying to reconcile, I found out he was into many narcotics. He lost his job. Can't pay support. and is just spiraling downhill. I at this point, am trying to focus on myself and my son. But I have no idea how I am going to make it financially. I'm trying to ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:11:21 EST Anyone selling TurboFire? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3955632 Since I have come to the conclusion that I just simply cannot afford to buy TurboFire at this time <em>39</em> I thought I would give it a shot on here to see if anyone is getting rid of their set and for how much! <BR> <BR> Let me know :) thanks! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:25:36 EST I Used To Be Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3920475 Anyone watch this show? It is on MTV and I watched the first episode last week, and there was another one on last night! I know these people go through gruelsome training and whatnot, but it is still great to see them transform themselves in a few short months. But on last night's episode, the trainer kept commenting on how delicious healthy food can be. Well i have no idea what they were eating, but I know I haven't found one "healthy" food to be delicious! Am I missing something! So I t... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:16:31 EST What is your specialty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3843698 I am making my list for everything I need for Christmas dinner. I have it at my house every year and for some reason I feel like I'm missing something.... So I would love to know that special dish you make every year that everyone loves!!! And no, I do not cook anything healthier being that I am feeding my entire family and this is one of those times during the year when it doesn't matter to me. So it doesn't have to be a low fat dish. <BR> <BR> Let's hear em! Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:05:49 EST Monday Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3840969 It is a rough day so far and I've only been at work for 2 hours!! ugh. Baby did not sleep good last night, so I'm running on only about 4.5 hours sleep. and I'm a person who NEEDS her sleep :) Hoping to maintain my weight this week. Now that I finally have my appetite back, I have quickly gained back all the weight I lost during my whole ordeal. Better that I get it back, since it was very unhealthy for me to lose it the way I did. <BR> <BR> But I'm happy to report that I am still do... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 09:29:23 EST Who is DAWNFAIRY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3830170 I received an email dated yesterday that DAWNFAIRY has added me as a friend. But when I click on the link to do the same, it tells me they can not find that user. Did someone recently change their user name? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 7 Dec 2010 14:56:59 EST Motivational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3772970 Found some good ones here on SP, so I wanted to share if you needed some! <BR> <BR> Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired ~ Jules Renard <BR> <BR> People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily ~ Zig Zagler <BR> <BR> There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 13:35:28 EST It's Official!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3753329 An intervention is needed! Seriously, I weighed in this morning and I've officially gained 4 lbs since I quit smoking last Tuesday. So it hasn't been a full week yet, and I gained that much! Wow, didn't know it was possible! I'm feeling a bit down <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So today is the start of Operation Lose It. I am forcing myself to eat right and exercise daily to bring myself down for Friday's weigh in, might not be the whole 4 lbs I lose, but it will definitely be the extra 2 I ga... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:12:39 EST Before you indulge in Halloween candy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3746644 Read this blog from Daily Spark. <BR> <BR> http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=<BR>burn_it_off_how_many_jumping_jacks_to_<BR>undo_a_halloween_candy_binge <BR> <BR> That's ALOT of jumping jacks! Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:17:22 EST