ADALAI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ADALAI ADALAI'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/ Perfectly flawed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202002 So I got up with the girls got them off on their bus, then ate my breakfast, took my fiber, did a little dance, made a little ..scarf! (what did you think I was going to say there!) <BR> <BR> Cheeky Monkey's! <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> Seriously though, got some exercise in after eating my healthy breakfast, nom nom. <BR> <BR> Last night I was reading a article here on Spark, which basically said to think of yourself as a product, keep a journal and each night, name at least five things ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:12:55 EST How's that for strange! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201461 How funny. It's been almost a year since I have blogged, and it's nearly the *same* type of blog. "I am back, I am embarassed, I am ashamed I am heavier then I was, after KNOWING what worked, etc etc" <BR> <BR> Maybe I should treat this like it's a warning blog DUN DUN DUN! <BR> <BR> *******WARNING! DO NOT BE LIKE ME IN THIS! ****** <BR> <BR> But if you are and do, know you are adored, and it doesn't make you a failure, or anything other then absolutely human, and beautiful in yo... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:29:14 EST In like a lamb.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4684506 Today, I do that thing I do. <BR> <BR> I start over. This time though, I have to be honest, I don't have that massive bravado, or the kick butt conviction. More so I have an understanding, that I am taking it one day at a time. One small step, and while my pride is wounded and confidence is more then shaken, I am accepting the fact that I -need- to be accountable, that hiding out, is only robbing me of the support that Spark brings. <BR> <BR> On 9-21-2011 I hit 310. Today I weighed, and it... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:38:22 EST Slippery Slopes of good intentions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369487 Alright so this is how it starts. I get distracted, maybe overwhelmed with things going on within my life, with life itself in some regards. How things aren't exactly how I planned them, how depsite best intentions I just don't feel I am measuring up. <BR> <BR> And I start to slip. Just a bit at first, and it's totally innocent, or it appears that way. You know what I mean..I start to have two helpings of one of my favorite foods. I whisper to myself "Man you have been working so hard go ah... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:17:15 EST Ramble, Gamble, Stam..wait that doesn't make sense. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4318530 I stink. <BR> <BR> Like honestly right now, I smell. And even after over a year of spark, and working out a lot, I still hate the after effects of sweating, not the effect while you are getting down into it, while you are making muscles burn, or the sensation of sweet, hot sun on your skin. Those sensations I adore. I love the feeling of knowing my body is a machine, and that I can push it a bit farther then I could the week before. I love the feeling you get, when you do something you once... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:32:38 EST What, No, No way, seriously! It must be Monday Morning, baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4280165 Alright, so here we are. It's Monday, June the 6th, just to be formal, and I am sitting here, and you are sitting, well, wherever you are. And by all rights, you should be absolutely delighted you aren't sitting across a table from me, because right now, I resemble a munchihi, or some other form of half human hybrid. <BR> <BR> I have had this idea for a blog rumbling around within my mind but couldn't figure out how to put it out there. For those who know me, who have read my words, or talk... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:42:25 EST A bit more Chica, and chicachicas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271181 Sorry, I haven't been around to much the last two days. Insanity ensued! Monday at 7 am the neighbor working on the drive way cut through the telephone lines, and dun dun dun! Needless to say, the phone line got re-put in today. (I know right, 8 weeks, had it for two weeks, then BAM no net for a few days again!) <BR> <BR> Anyways, a bit miffed, and had to point it out to myself, in the two weeks, we had the net back, SOMEONE gained back 10 lbs. Not going to mention names (It's me.) but that... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 21:55:31 EST What do you chose to feed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4254121 There is a story that I remember being told when I was younger. It's a Cherokee story and for some reason it has been weighing like really heavy in my thoughts the last few days. <BR> <BR> An old Cherokee is teaching her grandson about life itself. <BR> <BR> <BR> "A fight is going on inside of me. A terrible fight, and it is between these two wolves. One is Evil. Within him, there is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false prid... Tue, 24 May 2011 20:47:59 EST You traded WHAT for Magic Beans!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4243111 Finding it so hard to get back to tracking every bite of food. Is that wickedly horrible of me?! 8 weeks of not doing it, because of the net connection, and my phone for some reason not allowing me to log into my spark people account, and it has rendered me like incapable of logging in and tracking each bite like I was before hand. <BR> <BR> It's poopy! <BR> <BR> Working out, but logging it, I have gotten so lazy to, that it more then anything annoys me. <BR> <BR> And maybe I am just in ... Thu, 19 May 2011 11:02:21 EST The Net is On! Spark set to stunning!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4237298 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l950556165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have missed you all SO much! <BR> <BR> 8 weeks for them to finally come run the temp line to the house, and this week at some point they should come in and bury the phone line, so hopefully the dial up won't be as slow as it is now. Husband and I are discussing going ahead and getting internet with the air card, or satellite because neither of us can function with internet that is so slow. How absolutely sad is ... Mon, 16 May 2011 20:42:04 EST More stuff done! (Picture heavy) Ok, its not just picture heavy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4127459 Nom Nom Nom Nom <BR> <BR> More work on the septic, today though!? Totally had my husband on his day off. All told we worked for about 10 hours, with a three breaks in there, two 30 minutes, one hour lunch break. <BR> <BR> It seems like we are on this utter crest with it, puttering up the hill, so close to being able to FINALLY move out there. (We what started clearing the land back in Jan, by hand, and sometimes with machines. Built the house pad, got the house in, water and electric lines... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:55:42 EST These are not the words you are looking for! Ramble Ramble! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4121474 So yesterday I worked some calories out. I worked and used some muscles, and feel every one of them today. But it brought up something for me, something that I needed to see. (Cause you know, you don't see things, til you are ready to.) <BR> <BR> My story, my life, is not some golden thing. There was a point, I was over 355, and honestly even sparking has not been one of those things that was 'easy' for me. That number needs to stop defining me, as a person. Did the things that happened ear... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:58:48 EST 300 lbs. of shrinking awesomeness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4120436 I was going to blog this long long blog, but I am just exhausted. 8 Hours today, a shovel was my best friend, well four of the hours, then another four the hatchet was. <BR> <BR> <BR> Leveled 100 feet with a plumbers bob..10 feet sections at a time, in and out of the trench, measure, then level it out by hand with a shovel. <BR> <BR> Broke down, bawled, couldn't do it. Body after four hours was screaming, I was blistered, hurting and wanted to curl into a ball. Came home, showered, tried ... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 21:29:27 EST Super quick blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4118331 Being honest and resetting my tracker today, back up to 300 which is what I started this BLC at. (slight yo yo from getting down to 290 Jan 30, 2011, but you know what? I will get back down, I just stopped working out as hard as I was, and didn't bother to adjust the calorie intake. Plus some of those calories were coming from junk, so tweaking that yet again.) <BR> <BR> Today? tons of moving and deep cleaning here. Tomorrow? Leveling those field lines, and getting to work on the house a bi... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:12:58 EST Life and Love and all the beautiful twists in between. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4115845 Once upon a time, there was a little girl.. <BR> <BR> Ok seriously, won't start it off line a bedtime story, because it's a work in progress. I am the author, of my life. Well, let's say my Higher Power is the author, I am just the co writer...or would I be the ghost writer. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today started as one of those days, you know where you wake up dragging backside out of bed, and realize you really would rather tuck your head back down to a cool pillow, cover up and wait for the sun ... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:31:52 EST BLC 17 starting stats. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4111024 BLC 17 <BR> <BR> Week 3/21 <BR> Starting Weight 300 (Yeah. Again.) <BR> Measurements: <BR> Chest: 49 <BR> Waist:43 <BR> Hips:54 <BR> <BR> March 21 to May 16th BLC 17 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals for myself: <BR> <BR> 1. To have lost at least 13 lbs. That's less then two lbs a week. <BR> <BR> 2. To have mantained working out at least five days a week. Four cardio four strength, one rest day, and one day that is exercise but NOT a work out. IE heavy cleaning, gardening, hiking, roll... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:39:04 EST Rambles and Brambles. Seriously this blog is to long. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4098946 I am beyond exhausted. I know right! But you guys are going to be held hostage to read this blog, with all its kind of whine tastic ramblings because my husband and my best friend both are totally busy and can't answer their phones! So I do apologize for the amount of just utter rambling the blog holds..and thank you before hand for reading and commenting if you do! <BR> <BR> Stress makes me eat. It does. Habit I am changing to not eat when it hits, and to change when I do give into it, int... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:48:01 EST For those who wondered about the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4089081 Just a short, for the sparkfriends who have totally been cheering and rooting for us, with the house stuff. Wanted to give kinda a thing from when we started clearing (remember!) and how it went this weekend, and a tour through! <BR> <BR> <BR> So I am holding at the same weight I was last week, which is a good thing considering. Maybe its a good thing I have splurged a bit this week, cause lord knows starting yesterday I am burning it off with the walk up and down where the driveway is goi... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:34:17 EST House Saga: To be or not to be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4078804 So where am I? And why am I tired and exhausted? <BR> <BR> <BR> Well the drama with needing to move. I have whined and moaned about the rental we are in, with it's holes in the floor, and no insulation. Bad location and extreme heating and cooling bills, besides the fact, that its two bedrooms one bath, and well, even if our family is just four, I tend to have a few extra kids most days, and adore having them. <BR> <BR> <BR> And I told the roller coaster of a ride, up and down about the ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 11:59:04 EST Not me, I don't know, who knows! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4068343 Inside our house? We have a trio of gremlins, little tiny monster's who do this or that. The triplets of terror, who incite rage, pain, mystery, and other random emotions with each of their actions or reactions. <BR> <BR> They have been around, since before my girls were born, before I started watching other peoples children as well. In fact, they were with me from the time I was a small child, I remember my step parents, real parents, adopted parents, foster parents, grand parents, step gr... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 13:04:53 EST Figure 8s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4065607 Just so you know, it's all my shampoo's fault. Been using this stuff for extra volume and body, so apparently it's making me pack on some pounds. <BR> <BR> <BR> Time to switch to something like Dawn that dissolves the fat. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok, now that my sense of twisted humor is out of the way, and I really did have to share that! Back to me, because I am that narcissistic? <BR> <BR> After the kidney stones, and stomach muscle pull, I have been lolly gagging to get back into it. In fa... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:50:50 EST Starting line again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4053687 So I had the kidney stones. Couldn't have the surgery to allevate the pain so passed them, in a long week long kinda drugged state, that combined both overeating and not working out with copuis amounts of sprawling about lazily. <BR> <BR> And without making excuses for it, I think I had depleted those reserves of mental and emotional strength, and reverted back to a person I 'used' to know, not the person I am becoming. <BR> <BR> So a few pounds heavier, and a few bits of knowledge wiser, ... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:46:00 EST Hazy dazy lazy days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027643 So where have I been? Around, but truthfully looking like this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l846425967.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh yeah baby! Ovary, right? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wrong. <BR> <BR> <BR> Took four days, but my family threatened to boycott my foul temper and obvious pain. So into the urgent care I went. Only to be told they were calling an ambulance to take me to the hospital. <BR> <BR> 8 sticks to get the iv in. A cat scan and a few other tests la... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:01:32 EST Might be to personal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4019530 Don't want to admit it. <BR> <BR> But it happened. <BR> <BR> 5 lbs gained. (More then likely water weight, from the higher salt content I have been eating, and the amount of candy I have been shoveling in!) Plus I have changed up my fitness routine, and added back in more cardio, which means more calorie allotment. <BR> <BR> Here's the deal. <BR> <BR> I am not going to freak out, that I had the five lb gain. A little bummed? Sure, but five lbs in a week, doesn't mean I am backtracking... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:41:39 EST Valentines Day mewr! Adult Audiences only.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016563 Fernado, my darling Fernado where were you, when I needed you. You knew my weekend was hard didn't you? Knew I was a bit down, from my birthday, and some of the news I had gotten, and still, you waited on me, whispered to me, called to me to be your Goddess, to pretend for a bit to be some amazing diety born in flesh. You knew, somehow, how yesterday effected me, and you didn't care, didn't want me to sit and sulk today, or hide my light away from the world. So you called me. With that come ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:59:24 EST Super long Soap Box Speech! (It's long. But heartfelt) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4007760 I promised as soon as I got the words right in my head I would blog again today. And here it is. <BR> <BR> <BR> I was watching a show last night. It's called "Heavy" and is on A&E, you can watch full episodes of it, on their website and like most shows of that nature, I enjoy watching them for Inspiration, not Education. Big difference between to two, and it's one of the reasons I watch the Biggest Loser, even though, personally I don't believe that folks should be stripped and paraded aro... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:32:48 EST Burning on fumes. Where is my battery charger!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006829 Yesterday. Let's not talk in depth about yesterday, but instead take some serious lessons from it. <BR> <BR> 1. When you think you have a day to yourself. It's not going to happen. It might just be preperation for something that you need to do. Be grateful you have the time to do it. <BR> <BR> 2. When your best friend calls and the kids you have been watching are sicker, and now she has it. Don't think "Man, I am so going to catch it too we are going to keep sharing it!" You did the right ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:41:48 EST The Quick, the Fast and the Dirty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4001552 Yee-haw, and all that good stuff! <BR> <BR> <BR> Got cardio in, by deep cleaning a friends house for them. Move the fridge, kinda cleaning. Hand mop a three bedroom house, after sweeping, and rawr about it, even crawled on the tables and dusted the fans. Took about four hours, but only counting 70 minutes of it, because I like to undercount some of my cardio. Heart rate was bumping though, and made sure to take two fifteen minute breaks. <BR> <BR> Back home again, home again jiggity jig, ... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:50:47 EST Click Click Boom. And a lightbulb blows out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3997360 I woke up this morning so sore. 6 hours + of steady working on the land yesterday does that. Pick up a log, drag it, carry it, pull it, tug it to the fire, throw it in. Walk, pick up little sticks, walk back throw them in. Fire tending is work that is repetitive, but you squat, pull, tug, and work up a sweat. You use every muscle and when those are done, you use whatever resolve you have left to finish it up. <BR> <BR> Got so much done. As it stands, in the next two days (please pray we get ... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 09:53:05 EST The ugly truth about my stomach. Caution: Might be TMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3992145 Hey guys! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry the last bit has just been insane. We live in Southern Texas, which is having some of the coldest, most insane weather they have had down in these parts. (how country did that sound! Ha!) And so the girls have been out of school, and I have been dealing with a few things. <BR> <BR> First off, the last two days, I have been a glutton. <BR> glut·ton <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously. <BR> <BR> Eating, not drinking. A... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:07:15 EST Thanksgiving isn't just a holiday, its a state of mind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3977797 I am over indulging. <BR> <BR> I am drinking deep from the well of thankfulness. <BR> <BR> I am bathing in the bounty before me. <BR> <BR> And I am blessed. <BR> <BR> You know, how horrible it is? I vent twice, but when something amazing, truthfully just mind blowing amazing happens, it takes me three days to blog about it! Insane right? Or maybe it's just that I like to complain...MmmHmmmmmmmmmm! <BR> <BR> <BR> As most of you who read my blogs know, we were told we would be getting l... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:58:11 EST Life Love and Vhrroooming Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970020 Today is -that- day. <BR> <BR> From 2 to now: <BR> <BR> In spite of getting all that stuff done. In spite of the house cleaning, and the 18 loads of laundry between the house I clean and my own. <BR> <BR> Besides loving my children, and those I take care of. <BR> <BR> Today is that day where you want to step outside and scream until taking a breath hurts, and stomp your feet so hard on the ground that the earth trembles beneath your step, or you break a bone in your foot, either one. ... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 19:26:36 EST Life, Love, and Vhrrroooming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3969269 <BR> Hello Friday, this is me, whippin your backside.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Got up at 6 am. Got my girls and my best friends girls on the bus. The little one I watch, and I, ran out to their house by 7 am, and from 7-9 am I cleaned. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, beautifully cleaned if I do say so. Swept and mopped all the rooms, moved couches, and the fridge and got behind them, then by 9:30 Mags and I were out at the land. <BR> <BR> 9:30 am..... <BR> <BR> <BR> I picked... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:52:26 EST Meh, Blarg, and other little sound effects! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3965699 Four sets of 10 reps a piece: <BR> <BR> Modified push ups <BR> Tricep Dips with chair <BR> Pec Deck squeeze with overhead press <BR> Single Arm Biceps Curls <BR> Bent over Rows <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For Daily Challenge BLC <BR> <BR> Four sets of 10 reps a piece: <BR> <BR> Dumbbell Crunches <BR> Classic Wood Chops <BR> Reverse Crunches <BR> Hip Flexors <BR> <BR> <BR> 7 sets of ten dumb bell side bends <BR> <BR> <BR> COMPLETED <BR> <BR> For cardio later, I am going to do 20 minutes of ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:18:30 EST Fast and Dirty Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3959208 6 sets of 10 bicep curls <BR> 6 sets of 10 tricep extensions <BR> 6 sets of 10 wall push ups <BR> 6 sets of 10 bi lateral arm raises <BR> <BR> Rawr! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> All with two five lb weights <BR> <BR> 4 sets of wide leg squats 10 reps <BR> <BR> 4 sets of wide-leg squat with heel pop and drop 10 reps each <BR> <BR> 2 sets 3-way lunge 10 reps per leg <BR> <BR> 4 sets deadlifts 10 reps <BR> <BR> 2 sets hip extensions with Chair 10 reps <BR> <BR> 4 Knee Extension with abductio... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:06:48 EST Plateau's and other landscapes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3955539 292 292 292 three weeks at 292. <BR> <BR> <BR> Plateau. The word strikes fear into me. Strikes some sort of tremble deep inside my stomach, and makes me want to curl into the corner. Or...sprawl out in the Kitchen, and pretend I am in a "Feeders" Video. (Ok, that visual image you probally didn't need, but I gave it to you anyways!) <BR> <BR> <BR> So this morning, I sat down, and read up about how to bust through the plateau's. I know that three weeks, isn't a major o... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:04:01 EST A stroll down some lane.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3952671 Ok, so last night my husband and I had our first evening together in years where we didn't have something work related, or needed to do, without the girls. We ended up, going to get sushi for me, and steak for him, and then we went to the mall. (He hates the mall! But I love that walking it I burned more calories, and well, we had time to goof off and talk.) Totally funny because he had me go ahead and get another massage, and then we went to Build a bear (without the girls!) and I made a Bum... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:23:34 EST If I were a coffee, I would be called VENTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTiiiiamos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3950718 Mememememmeemeemem <BR> <BR> <BR> Then some MEMEMEMEMEmememEMemememEMememe <BR> <BR> Rocked it yesterday, until the evening. I was at the low end of my calorie range. Worked out, played with the girls a bit, and then.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Then my mom called. Crying. <BR> <BR> My brother (if you have kept up with my blogs, you know I love the boy, I do. He is the one who my mom retained full custody on, same mom, diffrent dads. Still my little brother.) The same one that has at this count 11... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:16:04 EST Lalalalalalal WHAT! Day off for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3948290 First off!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you guys, for the love, support, and comments on my one year blog. You have no idea, just how touched, moved and otherwise emotionally affected I was. Means so much, more then I can even say. <BR> <BR> <BR> The last three days have been insane with house hunting. With trying to get all the paperwork in, and price the turn on fees for getting the pole installed, getting the water turned on, how much pipe we need for our septic tank, how to run that, how mu... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:08:21 EST My one year: Heavy in Pictures, and lot's of other things. :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3940025 I realized yesterday, when I was looking back through to see where I was, and where I have come, <BR> <BR> it was my one year, offical spark anniversary. <BR> <BR> My story, isn't one, where the person started and they 'got' it. They worked hard, and saw <BR> results that when you see their one year, you see 100 lbs lost. Breathtaking, amazing. It isn't one of those, that you look up, to see when you need motivation, but I am going to share it, because I think the results are one that ot... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:19:32 EST Bootcamp week three day three BLC 16 day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3936325 Busy weekend! Like one of those you go oh lordie let me keep up. <BR> <BR> Saturday I blogged, then we went out to the land and bonfired til almost 1 in the morning. Clearing stumps, sticks, twigs, and other assorted items, and burning them. Somewhere in that I earned the nickname of the human bulldozer,(Mandoza!" <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l867121115.jpg"> <BR> <BR> had to laugh and say "Let's hold that nick name, until I lose another 60 lbs." <... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:45:58 EST Sometimes things are just amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3928018 Me? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am finished with bootcamp week two. Yes, I have done all my work outs, but in the roller coaster of emotions the last 48, my eating was bad on two days. Reigned it in after the first twenty four, and just had one meal yesterday that knocked calories for a bit of a loop. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> But I have gotten in at least 30 minutes of cardio, and my bootcamps x2 on each of the days, so rather then a full on revert back, I guess I crisis managed to imploding by eating... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:32:33 EST Stupid venting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3921893 Ok. <BR> <BR> We went to look at the house yesterday. The one I mentioned in the blog a few days ago. I had assumed it was a mobile home, however it wasn't. <BR> <BR> Let me back up here a second. <BR> <BR> I bitch a lot about the house we are renting. It's a mobile home and at the time I moved into it, my husband and I were going to be trying a trial seperation. (Long story short, we didn't seperate, but the assumption was that we would move down here, and he would get his own place, an... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:25:24 EST Bootcamp 11 and 12 and BLC day 9 and 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3917015 Work out four and five done. I did do my bootcamp yesterday (work out four, or day 11 whichever you want to call it) Must confess I did two of them, and then walked for 30 minutes, not that much in the way of it. <BR> <BR> <BR> And this morning got of my Bootcamp work out five (Completed three times) , day 12 in. <BR> <BR> <BR> Then the Cardio Video Challenge, and the stretching video for the BLC challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> First off, got to tell Scraparcs THANK YOU for the commen... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:40:05 EST Bootcamp 10 BLC day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3911329 Ok! What did Mandy get done today? Some puppy potty training, some time with the little one I take care of during the day.(We totally worked on handwriting today, D's and E's) <BR> <BR> <BR> Hand mopped the floors, beat the front room rug outside (BEAT DOWN!), did my Sparkpeople Bootcamp Three times today. Rawr Monster! <BR> <BR> When the older girls got off the bus, we rocked out four kids homework, spelling and all, and some reading...while I.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Finished a blan... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:50:35 EST Bootcamp day 9 BLC day 7 Ramble Ramble MURRRGLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3906646 For the BLC Holiday Challenge that is wrapping up this week: <BR> <BR> Last week's weight: (1/3) 299 <BR> This week's weight: (1/10)292 <BR> Loss: 7 <BR> Gain: 0 <BR> Exercise minutes for the week: 440 <BR> <BR> (I weighed in on 1-1 and posted early on the BLC 16 challenge) <BR> <BR> Week 1 1/3/11 <BR> Starting Weight: 301 <BR> <BR> So from 1-1 I lost 9 lbs. Two of them before 1-3-2011. (makes that ten lbs goal in 6 weeks seem really doable doesn't it? But anything can happen!) <BR>... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:49:00 EST Bootcamp Day 8 BLC day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3904220 So! What did I do today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I got up, I did my Bootcamp day one work out twice. <BR> <BR> Packed a picnic, got the girls ready and headed out to the land. <BR> <BR> <BR> Working the land is this amazing thing, and honestly while it's almost heartbreaking how much work has to go into it. Having a family friend go get a neighbor to show him how much I got done, and having that neighbor say it would have taken him a full day with a tractor t... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 17:46:55 EST Bootcamp Day 7 BLC day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3900597 Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are, <BR> Ha ha ha bless your soul <BR> You really think you're in control <BR> <BR> Well, I think you're crazy <BR> I think you're crazy <BR> I think you're crazy <BR> Just like me <BR> <BR> ~ Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh, I woke up today, it was one of "those" days. You know the days. The day where you wake up, near biting at the tethers of your own patience and reserves. Where you crawl out of bed,... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:50:53 EST BC day 6 BLC Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3896313 Bootcamp day 6: completed it three times, so I would get my three reps of each exercise in. 21 Minutes of strength training DONE <BR> <BR> Sweating right now, with that panting gasping breath, and honestly wait will take a picture! <BR> <BR> Nevermind, I look like a beached whale struggling to get some small bit of o2 into its blow hole. <BR> <BR> I did this kickboxing work out, the ten minute solution one, where you can do all fifty minutes, or you can pick and chose your ten minute sect... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:56:48 EST Bootcamp day 5 BLC day 3 (short one! will post more tonight) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3892083 Bootcamp day 5 completed the video twice this morning <BR> <BR> <BR> 30 min moderate cardio <BR> <BR> <BR> so fifty minutes put in so far this morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> Water is done for the day! Now to get to my to do list, and will blog more later on tonight. <BR> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:08:50 EST