ALIGIRL07's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALIGIRL07 ALIGIRL07'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/ Woohoo Jar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237298 vlog of my Woohoo Jar. I got the idea from sparker BOGUSANNIE so if your wondering what a woohoo jar is go check out her vlogs! Super excited and I will keep everyone posted on the progress of my woohoo jar. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:15:54 EST great start to a new month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233022 So I'm kicking off my day with a great start. Already through with my morning workout burned 180 calories that mean I still need to burn 120 tonight after work. But that shouldn't be a problem since I plan on doing just dance for about 30 min tonight. I'm a little sore today after doing a p90x video yesterday but not as bad as before so that must mean I'm getting stronger right lol. It is amazing how my body is starting to change. I'm starting to see muscle they are small but still it counts!... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:29:21 EST last day of the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231869 So today is the last day of the month! Wow what a month! January has been such a great month for me! I'm stronger and smaller lol. So combining the last week of December and all of January I have lost 11 pounds as of this morning. That's right another pound down. <em>104</em> I really hope February is just as great! So here are my goals for February. <BR> Burn 300 calories a day right now I'm doing around 250 so this month I want to get it up to 300. <BR> Loose 5 pounds right now I'm at 13... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:43:42 EST wow what a lunch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228908 Hi everyone i hope y'all are having a great day so far! So today at lunch I ate 12 sea salt flatbread crackers, 5oz of lite tuna, and about 1.5 cup of chicken pasta. And get this it was only 425 calories!!! I am so full. I'm learning that just because i'm on a diet dosent mean i have to starve myself. It means that I make healthy choices in my food. <BR> Yesterday i did day two of p90x and believe it or not I'm not that sore. I mean yeah my tummy is a little tight but I'm not so sore i can't... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:30:18 EST random http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226979 Hi everyone hope y'all are having a great day so far!!!! Not much happening today. I have started doing p90x but I'm doing it at my own pace i did the first day of it friday and wow I was so sore I could barley move Saturday!!! So to day i'm planning on doing day 2 so wish me luck lol. <BR> Ok so today i thought i would share a few quotes. I admit i did get some of these of other sparkers sites but i can't remember who's. <BR> <BR> The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. <BR>... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:23:55 EST one month with spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222947 So yesterday was my one month with spark. <em>515</em> <em>244</em> I haven't been on in a week or so but proud to say i did not get off track i still ate right and worked out on a daily basis. So yay me on that lol. Also a big woohoo here I have now lost 10 pounds! So excited to loose 10 pounds in my first month of spark. <em>9</em> We just decided to go to disney this summer so I'm really hopeing to get down to a size 5 in jeans before then. Right now I'm a size 8/9. So not too far... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:34:27 EST 3 weeks with spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211334 Good morning good morning!!!! So today has been three weeks with spark for me!! So excited! I can't believe its already been 3 weeks. Ok so to start off i thought i'd do a recap on yesterday. Yesterday I had to take my son to the ER because his teacher slamed his hand in the car door. Thankfully nothing broken but I was one pissed off momma. Today they say it's going to snow. lol Yeah I don't believe them. That's Alabama for ya they say rain it's sunny they say snow there is none they say no ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:23:44 EST continuation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210097 So today I posted a video blog but I also wanted to do my regular blog as well. Today has been good staying within my calories so far, but i still have to go to work and that is where I eat the most. But I'm carrying grapes with me today. So hopefully I wont do to bad. <BR> So I am starting 3 new challenges today along with my 5k challenge. The first one is the sleep challenge and for the first week I have to track my sleep habits which i will do on here. The second is the january jumpstart c... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:35:33 EST first vidio blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210072 So this is my first vidio blog. Its a brief summury of my day. Also I had mention in my regular blogs that I was redoing a bathroom so it includes a tour of my 100 year old home and the redo of the bathroom. Hope you enjoy! <BR> Ali Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:17:09 EST pat on the back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208824 OMG I feel like giving myself a huge pat on the back right now! I have done so well today with watching what I eat and only eating one snack. I am so proud. And so to reward myself for such a great job I'm going to do some just dance as a work out. (my fav. lol) <BR> In other news my son got a reward today being name star student of his grade. Basically it's an award for being at the top of his class. I am one proud momma. My son is four but his teacher told me that intellectually he is at ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:18:12 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206563 Well I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!! I did rented movies at red box, and had a fat day. <em>15</em> I'm not exactly proud about going off my diet, but hey today's a new day and I'm getting back on that horse! Anyhow just thought i'd recap the movies i watched. The first was the occupant not a good movie it was kinda weird. The second was Total Recall, I loved loved loved this movie. I highly recommend it, especially if your into spy movies. Ok so the last movie I cant remember the ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:34:17 EST just another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202870 So today went ok didn't go over my calories. Hope to start back on work outs tomorrow my leg didn't bother me at all today! So yay on that. Even though at work today I personally think that should have counted as a work out lol. I was checking dates, so I was squating and jumping and climbing. Man am I tired. lol. <BR> So excited started remodeling the bathroom today! Can't wait till it's finished. But right now my house looks like one of those home makeover shows lol. <BR> Well here are my ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:34:41 EST 2 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201362 So today is my 2 week marker! So a recap on how I did last week. Last week I think I did well except the last two days yesterday I went over my calories, and today I almost went over. I've looked back and figured out that my biggest problem in this area is snacking. Any one with any tips on how to not snack so much is welcome!!! Ok so for the excessive I did ok but I could have done better. I havent exercised the last 2 days because I strained a muscle while jogging and it is still a little s... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:04:34 EST abc (stole this from some one else) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197286 A – Available or Married: single mom <BR> B – Book: I'm reading the great gatsby <BR> C – Cake or Pie: cake :) <BR> D – Drink of Choice: dr pepper <BR> E – Essential Item: Books and lots of them <BR> F – Favorite Color: it changes every day today is yellow because i miss summer <BR> G – Game to play or watch: football war eagle baby <BR> H – Hometown: Oak Grove AL <BR> I – Indulgence: coffee <BR> J – Job: I work at a grocery store but looking for something full time <BR> K – Kids and names... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 16:34:27 EST Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197089 So today I thought I'd just post some of my favorite quotes I have found this week. A lot of these I have gotten frome other peoples spark blogs. So here ya go. <BR> <BR> You can crumble or you can conquer. <BR> <BR> Success must be felt on the inside before it can be seen on the outside. <BR> <BR> You don't have to go fast you just have to go. <BR> <BR> You don't have to be great to start, <BR> but you have to start to be great. <BR> <BR> Becouse it truly is amazing how much you can acc... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:05:33 EST no more excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196094 So last night I was sitting in the kitchen feeling sorry for myself about how I hadn't worked out the last few days when I realized the only thing holding me back is myself. Then I dug deeper and I realized something. The main reason why my diets have failed in the past is i gave up. Because I was afraid of failure. But I realized so what if I fail. It's not the amount of times you fail that matter. It's that you pick yourself back up and try again that matters. And when I finally reach my go... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:34:30 EST in a lul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193733 So today wasnt such a hot day for me. I did have alot of running around to do. Church, drama team, walmart, cooking, laundry. But I don't need to let my scedual get in the way of my health. I did stay on track with my eating but I have not worked out for the past two days and its eating me up inside. I just dont want to gain what little i have lost back. Even though i did buy a padomiter today that way I can start tracking my steps and everyday try and do 5 more steps than the previous day. B... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:00:32 EST Early start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191180 Hi everyone good morning!!!! Early start for work today so today's blog is short and sweet. So busy day ahead planed! And I'm wondering how I'm gonna get a work out in. So here are some of my ideas. This first one I stole from someone else lol but every time i go to the restroom do 10 squats and 10 lunges. Park in the last parking space at work(more walking). When I go to drop off things at my river house carry them in the house one sack by one. And with luck maby I can get in a short session... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 08:21:56 EST fighting back the craveings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189741 Good morning everyone!!!! So I went through a epic battle last night. So I was just siting in my kitchen when all of the sudden my son's candy jar starts stareing at me!!!! How rude!!! So I tell the candy jar hey back off I'm on a diet! But oh no then he starts wispering to me "come eat me". And so the battle began my willpower to stay on track against the evil candy jar. It was a fierce battle with much blood and crying (the crying was done by me), but in the end my willpower won, so i decid... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:45:33 EST 7 pounds in 7 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188014 So it has been one week i cant believe it!!!!!! <em>244</em> I have worked my booty off! lol But I have managed to loose 7 pounds in 7 days. Yes i realize it is probably mostly water weight but i will still continue to do my happy dance lol. <em>353</em> <BR> So today i thought i would share my game plane for my next week. Nutrition wise i hope to stay under 1200 calories, I also hope to get my family to sit down to one healthy meal. Fitness wise i want to do 30 min of cardio a day a... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:17:49 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186123 I can't believe tomorrow will be one week! <em>334</em> So today I thought I'd just post some of my favorite quotes. So here ya go. <BR> <BR> Weight gain doesn't happen overnight. Neither does weight loss. <BR> <BR> If it doesn't challenge you it doesn't change you. <BR> <BR> You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. <BR> <BR> Believe it to achieve it. <BR> <BR> You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option left. <BR> <BR> Ok... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:36:38 EST 5 pounds in 5 days!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184592 So I have lost 5 pounds in 5 days i can't believe it!!!!! I am beyond excited!! It is takeing a lot of hard work and determination but i know i can do this!!! <em>104</em> <em>104</em> One thing i know i need to work on alot though is drinking more water I'm averaging 1 bottle a water a day just sipping on it all day long because i really dont drink that much. I've had this issue before. Last winter i was almost hospitalized simple because i had gotten so dehydrated they couldnt even d... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:18:02 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181968 Hi everyone it is now Day 4 sitting here enjoying my coffee watching my son wishing I had as much energy as he does. lol But the energy level is getting better the shugar withdrawls aren't as bad and I'm not as sleepy as I was on day 2 ( Thank you God!) So as I said in my blog yeasterday I have lost 2 pounds so far (yayness). I feel so good about this and Im hopeing to lose anotner 2 pounds by the weekend. <BR> Anywho on a different note I am so glad my little boy is home!!!! I have missed hi... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:13:51 EST 3 days and 2 pounds down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181391 Ok so i know i've already done a blog today but i just had to share this! This is my 3rd day of my journey and already i have lost 2 pounds! I am beyond excited and proud of myself! I wasn't planning on weighing till friday but i just couldn't stand it i had to take a peek and so i am officially doing my happy dance now lol. <em>334</em> Well that's all for now. <BR> Ali Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:09:59 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180600 Good morning everyone!!! Im getting an early start today soon i will be off to work. Just thought id check in real quick. So how about i did not even realize how addicted to sugar i was becouse ever since i cut all the sweets and dr peppers out of my life i have been so tired! I cant quit yawning! <em>102</em> But I guess it will just take some getting use to oh well. But on a positive note it is now day 3 and i have not once went over my calories! <em>244</em> I am so proud of myself.... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 08:40:29 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179825 So today is day two and let me tell you the only thing that got me through yesterday was a hell of a lot of will power lol. Let me explain I work in a grocery store. A store where i have to stare at FOOD all day long! And let me tell u it was hell fighting back the urge to snack, but i did it. Today is a new day and I'm one day closer to a new and healthy me! <em>244</em> So just something random that i wanted to share so last night my son calls me from his dad's and he says I miss you mom... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:21:12 EST Getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179326 So I've decided to start writeing a blog to keep me motivated. Right now i wheigh in at around 150 and i hope to get down to 120. I have gotten close before but i always seem to give up around 135 and then gain it all back. I also hope my 4 year old will take some cues from me and start eating healthy as well. ( with a mirical lol) So today is day 1 of my long journy but i think the end will be worth it. <BR> I'll keep ya posted <BR> Ali Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:30:22 EST