ALICIALYNNE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALICIALYNNE ALICIALYNNE'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/ Started Stroller Moms and Other Misc. Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928129 I just noticed that I haven't blogged in a MONTH! No wonder I have been faltering; I am not focusing at all! <BR> <BR> There is all kinds of stuff that I want to say in here and I have no clue how to organize it. So beware, this could end up rambling quite a bit... <BR> <BR> I bought another pair of shorts!! This is only the second one I have bought within the last 15 years or so (the first one was a few years ago; I blogged about it on here). Size 12, baby! From Old Navy, even! They have a... Thu, 14 May 2015 14:06:14 EST April 10th Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908786 As of yesterday, we were 30% through the month. <BR> <BR> April Goals: <BR> 4500 Steps: 5/25 20% <BR> Days Tracked: 6/24 25% <BR> Fitbit: 4/20 20% <BR> Squats: 110/600 18.33% <BR> Planks: 150/1000 15% <BR> Burpees: 32/200 16% <BR> Biceps: 60/360 16.67% <BR> Triceps: 60/360 16.67% <BR> Miles: 7.12/40 17.80% Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:34:47 EST An Odd Month and April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905249 Well, March came and went. It had some great highs and some pretty wicked lows. <BR> <BR> Highs include but are not limited to: FANTASTIC 10K race experience, bought my first pair of size 11/12 pants from Maurice's (started this journey at a size 18), NO LONGER OBESE ACCORDING TO BMI!, lots of fun playing with the kids outside now that the weather has gotten better... <BR> <BR> Lows include: only met one of my March goals, got really sick the week before my 10K, lots of personal financial ... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 10:09:44 EST Another 10K Race Done! GREAT Experience! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897140 My race finally came and went! I have done this same race before, and it was just as good as always! <BR> <BR> I love this race. The atmosphere is always really fun. It is hosted by a church/school and benefits their art program. They have been putting on this race for twenty years, so there are very few kinks! It's well organized, all the people are really nice, the course runs through a gorgeous neighborhood. Even better, the weather was amazing today! <BR> <BR> I almost quit in the first... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:01:59 EST A Wonderful Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889744 Howdy all! <BR> <BR> No progress report today, because the numbers aren't so great on that and I refuse to let them get to me today. <BR> <BR> I had the BEST day yesterday! A big part of my recent stress has been my husband having to be out of town for a MONTH for freaking work. Well, he got most of the way done last week which means we had him all weekend! Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day, so we talked him to going to the playground with us! We played tennis, and the kids and I also went nuts ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 09:52:27 EST February and I did not get along very well... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885008 February totals: <BR> 4500 Steps: 21/24 Days 87.5% <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 23/24 Days 95.833% <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 10/15 Days 66.667% <BR> Squats: 800/800 <em>248</em> <BR> Planks: 800/800 Seconds <em>248</em> <BR> Burpees: 200/200 <em>248</em> <BR> Biceps Moves: 360/360 <em>248</em> <BR> Triceps Moves: 360/360 <em>248</em> <BR> Treadmill Miles: 31.33/55 56.96% <BR> <BR> I only met my strength goals because I did a KILLER workout yesterday. For the rec... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:16:29 EST Why bother? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876974 As of yesterday, we were 53.57% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4500 Steps: 14/24 Days 58.33% <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 12/24 Days 50% <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 6/15 Days 40% <BR> Squats: 275/800 34.37% <BR> Planks: 380/800 Seconds 47.5% <BR> Burpees: 84/200 42% <BR> Biceps Moves: 132/360 45.6% <BR> Triceps Moves: 132/360 45.6% <BR> Treadmill Miles: 21.77/55 39.58% <BR> <BR> My personal life has pretty much been shot, and I am fed up. My husband has to work out of town for sev... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:14:59 EST Feb 10th Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873103 As of yesterday, we were 35.71% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4500 Steps: 8/24 Days 33.33% <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 7/24 Days 29.16% <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 4/15 Days 26.66% <BR> Squats: 175/800 21.87% <BR> Planks: 240/800 Seconds 30% <BR> Burpees: 52/200 26% <BR> Biceps Moves: 84/360 23.33% <BR> Triceps Moves: 84/360 23.33% <BR> Treadmill Miles: 18.48/55 33.6% <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:00:00 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868028 Here are my goals for the month! <BR> <BR> 4500 Steps: 0/24 Days <BR> Nutrition Tracked: 0/24 Days <BR> Below Fitbit Calories Burned: 0/15 Days <BR> Squats: 0/800 <BR> Planks: 0/800 Seconds <BR> Burpees: 0/200 <BR> Biceps Moves: 0/360 <BR> Triceps Moves: 0/360 <BR> Treadmill Miles: 0/55 <BR> <BR> I upped the steps. My eventual goal is to get to 10,000 a day, but I am going to build up gradually to that point. I am going to eat below my Fitbit "Calories Burned" 15 days this month. We will s... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 16:02:06 EST Adios, January! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866640 We are DONE with January! Buh-bye! It's been nice, but I am on to BIGGER and BETTER things in February! <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 25 Days <em>248</em> <BR> All food tracked: 25 Days <em>248</em> <BR> Squats: 800 <em>248</em> <BR> Planks: 800 <em>248</em> <BR> Push-ups: 400 <em>248</em> <BR> Bicep curls: 360 <em>248</em> <BR> Triceps moves: 360 <em>248</em> <BR> Miles on treadmill: 40 Miles <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> This month has been TREMENDOUS for me. I have m... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:02:56 EST Quick NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865855 No progress update since yesterday was a rest day. I did get my steps in; that will be included on the next update. <BR> <BR> I had a NSV last night that I am super excited about. <BR> <BR> I carried two laundry baskets by myself at the same time. I had the big laundry bag on my right shoulder, with my right hand on it to hold it steady, and I had the baby's laundry basket in my left hand. I carried that all the way from the back of the apartment building to the front, up 5 stairs, and in t... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:02:01 EST I don't even know where to begin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865087 Well, I guess I can go ahead and get this part out of the way... <BR> <BR> As of yesterday, we were 90.3% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 22/25 days 88% ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT <BR> All food tracked: 24/25 days 96% ONLY 1 DAY LEFT <BR> Squats: 745/800 93.12% ONLY 55 LEFT <BR> Planks: 765/800 95.62% ONLY 35 LEFT <BR> Push-ups: 363/400 90.75% ONLY 37 LEFT <BR> Bicep curls: 357/360 99.16% ONLY 3 LEFT!! <BR> Triceps moves: 351/360 97.5% ONLY 9 LEFT!! <BR> Miles on treadmill: 42.26/40... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:24:59 EST Jan 27 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863642 As of yesterday, we were 87.09% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 20/25 days 80% ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT <BR> All food tracked: 22/25 days 88% ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT <BR> Squats: 670/800 83.75% ONLY 130 LEFT <BR> Planks: 675/800 84.37% ONLY 125 LEFT <BR> Push-ups: 315/400 78.75% ONLY 85 LEFT <BR> Bicep curls: 321/360 89.16% ONLY 39 LEFT!! <BR> Triceps moves: 312/360 86.66% ONLY 48 LEFT!! <BR> Miles on treadmill: 35.78/40 89.45% ONLY 4.22 LEFT <BR> <BR> I'm getting close now! <BR> <BR> I do n... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:55:12 EST Jan 25 Update - Feelin' Kind of Like a Badass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862426 We are 80.6% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 19/25 days 76% <BR> All food tracked: 21/25 days 84% <BR> Squats: 570/800 71.25% <BR> Planks: 585/800 73.12% <BR> Push-ups: 267/400 66.75% <BR> Bicep curls: 276/360 76.66% <BR> Triceps moves: 262/360 72.77% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 35.78/40 89.45% <BR> <BR> So, I cannot believe I haven't posted an update in so long! Oops! <BR> <BR> As the numbers above show, I have made major progress over the last few days! I am very close to... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:16:45 EST January 14 Progress Update & Signed Up For a 10K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854131 As of yesterday, we were 45.16% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 8/25 days 32% <BR> All food tracked: 11/25 days 44% <BR> Squats: 330/800 41.25% <BR> Planks: 305/800 38.12% <BR> Push-ups: 144/400 36% <BR> Bicep curls: 141/360 39.16% <BR> Triceps moves: 135/360 37.5% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 10.68/40 26.7% <BR> <BR> This whole flu situation has really knocked me down and thrown me behind! I am FINALLY getting truly better, but I still have no energy at all. I did a strength... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:58:36 EST Jan 10 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851290 We are 32.2% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 6/25 days 24% <BR> All food tracked: 8/25 days 32% <BR> Squats: 250/800 32.25% <BR> Planks: 205/800 25.6% <BR> Push-ups: 96/400 24% <BR> Bicep curls: 96/360 26.6% <BR> Triceps moves: 96/360 26.6% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 6.19/40 15.4% <BR> <BR> I had to miss a couple days due to flu. The pharmacist finally told me a medicine I can take, and the baby is finally doing better. Today on the treadmill I just walked, no running, since... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:49:09 EST Jan 6 Progress Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847874 We are 19.35% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 4/25 days 16% <BR> All food tracked: 5/25 days 20% <BR> Squats: 175/800 21.8% <BR> Planks: 115/800 14.37% <BR> Push-ups: 60/400 15% <BR> Bicep curls: 60/360 16.66% <BR> Triceps moves: 60/360 16.66% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 2.07/40 5.1% Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:17:29 EST God, I Missed My Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847870 I FINALLY got the Christmas tree put away today and got the treadmill out. I took plenty of time cleaning it up (I haven't used it in WAY too long so it was really dusty), put the baby in the baby jail, and hopped on. <BR> <BR> I was planning today as a test run. I haven't run in so long that I was concerned about my conditioning. I planned on doing a nice long warm-up, then trying to run 2 minutes and walk 2 minutes, and then just repeat that. <BR> <BR> I did my 10 minute long walk, took ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:12:05 EST Status Update and HUGE Non-Scale Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846121 So, the boring part out of the way first. We are 12.9% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 2/25 days 8% <BR> All food tracked: 3/25 days 12% <BR> Squats: 125/800 15.6% <BR> Planks: 75/800 9.3% <BR> Push-ups: 36/400 9% <BR> Bicep curls: 36/360 10% <BR> Triceps moves: 36/360 10% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 0/40 0% <BR> <BR> I did a bunch of squats while doing a workout video yesterday. I stopped counting at 50 so I could focus on the actual workout, but in reality it was probably fa... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:10:36 EST Jan 2nd Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844264 We are 6.4% through the month. <BR> <BR> 4,000 steps: 0/25 days 0% <BR> All food tracked: 2/25 days 8% <BR> Squats: 75/800 9.3% <BR> Planks: 75/800 9.3% <BR> Push-ups: 36/400 9% <BR> Bicep curls: 36/360 10% <BR> Triceps moves: 36/360 10% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 0/40 0% <BR> <BR> I did my circuit workout from my BOOM blog yesterday, which is where all of those strength reps came from. Whew! I was really dragging on my energy level, so it took forever to do. I would love to advance to the po... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 21:31:59 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And January Goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842788 Happy New Year, all you wonderful, feisty, sassy Sparkers! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve (and aren't suffering too terribly this morning...). <BR> <BR> These are my goals as they stand now. They might change a bit depending on how things work out with a challenge I hope to do with a fellow Sparker. <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 0/25 days <BR> All food tracked: 0/25 days <BR> Squats: 0/800 <BR> Planks: 0/800 <BR> Push-ups: 0/400 <BR> Bicep curls: 0/360 <BR> Triceps moves: 0/360 <... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:08:56 EST December Wrap Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841614 Pushups: <em>248</em> <BR> Planks: <em>248</em> <BR> Squats: <em>248</em> <BR> Cardio workout minutes: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I also made more progress on the tracking goal, but I don't remember exactly how many days I ended up successfully tracking. <BR> <BR> I am working on making up my goals for January. <BR> <BR> I returned that piece of junk Wego Hybrid. I never did get the sleep function to track at all, and after reading reviews, apparently that function doesn't wo... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:37:12 EST Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840008 We are currently 90.3% through the month. <BR> <BR> Pushups: 189/200 94.5% <BR> Planks: 406/500 seconds 81.2% <BR> Squats: 440/500 88% <BR> Cardio workout minutes: 236/300 78.6% <BR> <BR> I spent over 80 minutes yesterday afternoon walking to / from the park, playing tennis, and walking around the tennis courts. That has helped that cardio number significantly! <BR> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:56:44 EST Almost done with 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839258 We are currently 87.1% through the month. <BR> <BR> Pushups: 189/200 94.5% <BR> Planks: 406/500 seconds 81.2% <BR> Squats: 440/500 88% <BR> Cardio workout minutes: 156/300 52% <BR> <BR> I am making great progress with the strength moves, but am going to have to really push to get those cardio minutes in! Eeek! <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:46:32 EST Merry Belated Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838745 MERRY CHRISTMAS SPARKERS! <BR> <BR> I had a great Christmas. For Christmas Eve, we went to my sister's house. She had an appetizer party - everyone brings an appetizer and she supplied a main course. They had grilled lamb! I normally don't like lamb, but it tasted like wonderful, juicy steak... We then spent several hours playing board games, drinking, etc. Once the kids were tucked in upstairs, we filled up the stockings. <BR> <BR> All of the kids made out like bandits! Christmas morning ... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:44:59 EST Stats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836382 We are now 67.7% through the month. <BR> <BR> Pushups: 159/200 79.5% <BR> Planks: 336/500 seconds 67.2% <BR> Squats: 390/500 78% <BR> Cardio workout minutes: 106/300 35.33% <BR> Days all food tracked (not worrying about being in range right now): 7/15 46% <BR> <BR> I am going to stop doing the last one. This means I will not get my reward for the month. I know I am not going to hit that goal, and I don't want it to drag me down. <BR> <BR> Obviously, the cardio is a major weak point. ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:42:40 EST BOOM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833991 First thing's first, my goal progress. We are now 51.6% through the month. <BR> <BR> Pushups: 111/200 55.5% <BR> Planks: 201/500 seconds 40.2% <BR> Squats: 280/500 56% <BR> Cardio workout minutes: 42/300 14% <BR> Days all food tracked (not worrying about being in range right now): 6/15 40% <BR> <BR> For my cardio, I made the following circuit workout. <BR> <BR> Jumping jacks - 40 <BR> Modified Push-ups - 12 <BR> Lying triceps extension - 12 <BR> High knees - 40 (per leg) <BR> Squats ... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:08:08 EST Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833544 I am loving this challenge! I swear I am already feeling improvements in my upper-body strength thanks to those killer planks. Unlike my pre-pregnancy challenges, I am doing UNMODIFIED planks. A week ago I could only do 15 seconds per set. Now I am up to 20! <BR> <BR> We are 48.3% through the month... <BR> <BR> Pushups: 75/200 37% <BR> Planks: 141/500 seconds 28.2% <BR> Squats: 205/500 41% <BR> Cardio workout minutes: 0/300 0% <BR> Days all food tracked (not worrying about being in rang... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:02:02 EST Progress Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832112 Well, time for an update! We are now 38.7% o the way through the month. <BR> <BR> Pushups: 51/200 25.5% <BR> Planks: 81/500 seconds 16.2% <BR> Squats: 130/500 26% <BR> Cardio workout minutes: 0/300 0% <BR> Days all food tracked (not worrying about being in range right now): 3/15 20% <BR> <BR> Obviously I am way behind, but it is OK since I started the challenge really late. <BR> <BR> I will be getting in some cardio minutes tomorrow, since my older kids will be home and can keep an eye on... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:16:32 EST Time to make some goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830739 I have a dark, dirty confession to make... <BR> <BR> I bought a scale. <BR> <BR> Yes, I know. I have spent years ranting on why people shouldn't have them in their homes and need to rely on measurements instead. However, after having the baby last year, my waist measurement isn't an accurate gauge of anything. I think it is due to the excess skin left over from both the pregnancy and all the yoyo weightloss over the last few years. <BR> <BR> According to the scale, I have regained roughly ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:59:49 EST Wonderful Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784672 Hello all! <BR> PROGRESS! Things have been going well the last couple weeks. Although I often miss my ranges, I am consistently tracking my food. I am spotting my trouble areas and working on a plan of attack. The biggest one is nighttime snacking! I will be within my ranges... until around 8:30 pm. Oops! <BR> <BR> This weekend was full of activity. On Saturday I took all four kids to the park. We walked to and from, and the neighbors tagged along. We played tennis for two hours. When I wasn... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:30:48 EST Feeling a bit glum... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775464 I think I may be losing my mind. <BR> <BR> Well... more so than usual. <BR> <BR> I have heavily fallen off of the weight loss bandwagon. I constantly feel HUGE. Weak. I know why I feel this way - inconsistent tracking along with zero exercise. Particularly the lack of exercise since it is my primary method of mood stabilization. <BR> <BR> My pants fit the same... measurements are the same... but I feel weak and fat. <BR> <BR> I bought a play pen for the baby so I can at least try to wo... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 22:40:08 EST Why Hello There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756235 Why hello everyone! <BR> <BR> It's been quite a while since I last blogged - over a YEAR! GAH! Thanks to the app I haven't completely fallen off, but I don't think there is a way to blog through the app. <BR> <BR> The past year has been absolutely insane. First, I had my beautiful baby boy. His name is Eddie and he is just the most awesome baby ever. So, the total of kids in the house is FOUR. An 8 month old baby, a 7 year old autistic boy, a 10 year old boy, and a hormonal 12 year old girl... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:47:39 EST Quick Vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283616 This is a silly, random vent. Please feel free to skip this blog <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to figure out how to contact Spark and see why this is happening, but I am super frustrated right now. <BR> <BR> I am a slow runner. Most of the time, I embrace it. I'm a proud member of the Slow, Fat Runners Team (if you're like me, check out that team! Lots of love and support over there for us slow pokes!). <BR> <BR> For a while, Spark has admitted that I have a 14 to 15 minute p... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:41:36 EST March Goals and Progress Thus Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275798 As some of you know, I came up with a points system last month to use with my goals. I put a points value on each goal, and then also came up with a goal to complete a certain number of the mini-goals. I get rewards based on how many points, and how many of the goals I complete. It was a huge success; even though I didn't meet all of my goals, I didn't become unmotivated. <BR> <BR> With that in mind, I am going to repeat the exercise this month, just changed up a little bit. Below are the g... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:22:35 EST Update on February Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268571 Hello! I hope everyone has had a good week! <BR> <BR> Here are the stats for February: <BR> - Run 50 miles (50 points possible) 51 done, goal met! WOOHOO! <BR> - Eat in calorie range 25 out of 28 days (25 points possible) 25/28 Goal met, baby! <BR> - 8 glasses of water drunk 25 out of 28 days (25 points possible) Missed this one, and don't have the exact number since I lost the stupid paper. <BR> - Get car inspected and tags renewed (1 point) Hubby did it, but I'm taking the point anyway!... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:49:08 EST February Status Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257473 I just realized I haven't done an update yet. Oops! <BR> <BR> - Run 50 miles (50 points possible) 36 OUT OF 50 DONE SO FAR! WOOHOO! <BR> - Eat in calorie range 25 out of 28 days (25 points possible) 17/28 SO FAR, ON TRACK! <BR> - 8 glasses of water drunk 25 out of 28 days (25 points possible) 16/28 SO FAR, IN THE DANGER ZONE BUT CAN STILL MAKE IT IF I'M DILIGENT <BR> - Get car inspected and tags renewed (1 point) NOT YET <BR> - Get truck inspected and tags renewed (1 point) HUBBY DID IT, B... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:12:49 EST Random Side Effect of Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240474 So, I am a bit of a cheapskate, and refuse to buy regular clothes until I am closer to my goal. I have been on this weight loss journey for over a year now, and as of last November (last time I stepped on a scale...) I had lost about 25 pounds. <BR> What clothes I have bought has, for the most part, been Goodwill when my current clothes were flat-out falling off. Everything else, I make do with, since I don't want to buy new pieces just to have them not fit when I get to maintenance. <BR> My... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:14:40 EST February Goals and Some Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231620 Wow, it's been way too long since I last blogged! <BR> I didn't make many official goals for January; I wanted to avoid the pressure of New Years Resolutions. Now, however, it's time to get back in the game! <BR> <BR> I've devised a weird system. The goals below include points. If I obtain 125 points, then I will reward myself with a pair of workout pants. If I fully accomplish 7 of the goals listed, then I will get my new running shoes. <BR> <BR> I am trying this out so that, even if I don... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:38:13 EST As Promised - MyPyramid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157016 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I mentioned this on my status feed, and a couple people were interested. <BR> <BR> As part of the Starting Over Weekly Mini Challenge, I was looking up serving sizes. I typed in "MyPyramid" in Google, and the following site came up. Since I am also working on a nutrition project with my Cub Scouts, I typed in the search criteria for a 6 year old boy. I tried it again just now, and it still worked. If you type in www.mypyramid.gov, it takes you to a completely diff... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 11:16:03 EST A perfect wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140354 Well, it's official: the knot has been tied! <BR> <BR> The wedding was absolutely wonderful; it was even better than I had imagined it could be. <BR> <BR> Friday morning, my sweetie went to get his ring while I cleaned the house. Mom arrived first, followed by my sister and her family. Us ladies went to get the wedding cake. <BR> <BR> Oh, man, the wedding cake! The deal with the baker was that I would get a very steep discount on the condition that I know NOTHING about the cake. I did not ... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:43:15 EST Update On Situation From Last Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127274 Howdy, all! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the love, first off. You guys rock! <BR> <BR> My fiance sold his stereo (a very nice one he had gotten at a pawn shop) to pay for the tools to get through the rest of the week. When he gets his check on Friday, he should be able to replace everything else. He was, for obvious reasons, very upset about the whole thing. <BR> <BR> However, it looks like everything is going to go as planned as far as the wedding, including the cake. I didn't want to postpo... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:04:13 EST Venting- Warning, whining! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126121 I am about ready to just start bawling. <BR> <BR> Today started out so great. I went to vote; was number 7 in line so I didn't have to wait too long. <BR> <BR> After voting, I went over to my favorite bakery... and ended up ordering my wedding cake! She is giving me a VERY steep discount, since I have been going there for years. This was huge for me; it was the only part of the actual wedding that I cared about. I don't care about venue, music, menu, etc. I have been dreaming of that cake ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 11:57:56 EST Goal Check In - Only One Week Left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113607 We are 83.8% of the way done with the month. <BR> <BR> Run 30 miles - taking this goal off. No way to safely accomplish it this month. <BR> 1,000 squats (835 accomplished; 83.5% complete). <BR> 1,000 lateral lunges (same as above). <BR> Every week average in range for calories, protein and sodium. - Went over on my average calories and sodium. <BR> Start taking an iron supplement (waiting for my physical so I can clear that with the doc). DOC SAYS NO. <BR> Save 100$. Yeah, no. <BR> Blo... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:42:41 EST YES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109875 I can't believe I did this. <BR> <BR> Today I forgot my lunch at home. I didn't have time to go get it, since I had to use my lunch break to pay my electric bill. Taco Bell is right there, so I stopped and picked up a combo. Two crunchy taco supremes and a Mexican pizza. <BR> <BR> I'm at work, and I eat my Mexican pizza. Doesn't taste as good as I remember, but ok. Then I eat a taco, and realize that I'm full (keep in mind I used to eat this combo ALL THE TIME and finish it with a candy ba... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:02:42 EST Another Goal Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104895 We are 61.2% of the way done with the month. <BR> <BR> Run 30 miles - taking this goal off. No way to safely accomplish it this month. <BR> 1,000 squats (600 accomplished; 60% complete). <BR> 1,000 lateral lunges (same as above). <BR> Every week average in range for calories, protein and sodium. - Went over on my average calories and sodium. <BR> Start taking an iron supplement (waiting for my physical so I can clear that with the doc). <BR> Save 100$. Have an issue with this one, sinc... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:53:33 EST Oh, hello emotional eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100976 So, yesterday was not the best day. <BR> <BR> I have been on Spark long enough to know what emotional eating is. I have learned the signs, the triggers, and various alternative coping strategies. And instead of utilizing those strategies, I ate like I had been on a desert island for the last week, and just got back to civilization. <BR> <BR> Anyone hear of Cook Out? Wonderful small BBQ chain. I avoid going simply because their items are not in the nutrition tracker (guess they are small eno... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:24:04 EST Unrelated to fitness - need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099550 I will probably delete this blog in the fairly near future. I just need to vent, and don't want to put it on Facebook because I don't want it to spread to people who know me or my work place. <BR> <BR> I came in to work today to find out that a co-worker, who I don't know very well but who has always been nice, helpful and polite to everyone, is in jail for fatally stabbing someone over the weekend. <BR> <BR> I made the mistake of Googling the situation to try to get further information. T... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:41:11 EST Goal Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096444 We are 38.7% of the way done with the month. <BR> <BR> Run 30 miles - taking this goal off. No way to safely accomplish it this month. <BR> 1,000 squats (345 accomplished; 34.5% complete). <BR> 1,000 lateral lunges (same as above). <BR> Every week average in range for calories, protein and sodium. - GOAL MET for last week! <BR> Start taking an iron supplement (waiting for my physical so I can clear that with the doc). <BR> Save 100$. Making great progress on this one. <BR> Blog an up... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:02:01 EST A whole bunch of stuff in one blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087756 First- I went to the doc today about my foot because it still hasn't improved at all. She told me to do several things: <BR> Roll my foot over a can of veggies every morning before standing up. Not even going to the alarm clock first, which means I need to move it next to the bed! <BR> Keep bottled water in the fridge and roll my foot over it twice a day (NANCYSINATRA already gave me that tip- thanks!) <BR> 1 more week without running. <BR> Buy special inserts. <BR> Zero walking around barefo... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:05:44 EST