ALLIEALLIE2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALLIEALLIE2 ALLIEALLIE2'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/ So Excited for my gym session tonight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726401 So Excited for my gym session tonight!! We (hubs and I) haven't been able to go to the gym in a week!! With DS' baseball game/practice schedule it just has not worked out, until tonight!! No games no practice, so we will be going to HIIT class tonight! Zumba is also an option tonight so I might do both. Next week should be a whole lot better since DS will have a bye week <em>334</em> <em>300</em> Get your workout in today!! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:57:41 EST Holy Smokes I WAS BIG!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719136 I read and hear about the importance of progress pictures here on SP all the time however, I am not one to take many pictures, but this weekend my mom posted a pic on her fb for father's day of us grand-kids with our grandpa from probably 3 yrs ago and I was blown away by how big I was. Now don't get me wrong I knew I was big but to see the difference is really amazing. Hard work, lots of sweat, many tears really do pay off! Amazing what switching over to a healthier lifestyle can really d... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:26:50 EST I bought a dress! Size 5 yay!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690588 So as I mentioned before we will be attending a sweet16/quinceanera party on May 30th. I bought a dress last week it is a size 5! I will say it runs a little big I would say it is more of a size 7 but alas it is a single digit dress size.!! Shopping for things like this before was a nightmare I would be so upset that clothes did not fit right I would just end up leaving the store in a bad mood and empty handed. So this dress does NOT and I repeat does NOT fit perfectly I still have issues... Thu, 8 May 2014 13:23:16 EST HUGE NSV!! Kids don't lie:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673614 Just a quick hello friends to share my HUGE NSV (huge to me anyway) My brutaly honest (9 yr old) son said and I quote "Dang mom you are getting skinnier from all your workouts!" <em>26</em> <BR> The hubs also mentioned it the other day and this morning the attendance clerk at DS' school did too:) Love it! So although the scale is STUCK at 132-133 there is something happening! Woot Woot! <em>334</em> Give compliments friends!! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:31:57 EST I CAN do sit-ups!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639494 Hi friends this may seem silly to you guys but I can do sit ups now! I was never ever able to do them before I remember being in elementary school and not being able to do ONE single sit up:( I think my core was just super mega weak or something so last night at bootcamp class I was finally able to to not just one sit up but many and holding an 8lb medicine ball!! <em>334</em> <em>85</em> must be getting stronger!! Thank goodness too because although people have been commenting on my ... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:04:57 EST Overdue Update and...I think I'm in love:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622322 Hi Sparkfriends long time no blog, so lets see where do I begin? Well I have yet to see 12X on the scale, I'm stuck like chuck between 132-134 but it really does not bother me anymore I feel better stronger and I have been very consistent in my workouts. I have also fallen in love with ST workouts and Yoga...I am not very good at either yet but I am enjoying learning new things. I have received a lot of compliments lately on my weight loss I'm like well I weigh the same so I must be losin... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:33:45 EST All I want for Christmas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562106 All I want for xmas is to step on the scale and see 12X I really really want out of the 130's I am pretty much done losing and gaining the same 2-3lbs over and over again. As far as workouts go I think I am doing pretty well. I went to Bootcamp class on Monday and Zumba on Tuesday. Today I think I will go to spinning class in the evening. I realize that if I were more disciplined in my eating I would reach my goals a lot quicker...persist progress not perfection... <BR> <BR> So what do y... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:53:03 EST October Week 3!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520413 Hi guys! So I stepped on the scale this am it read 132.7 which is only .2 loss from last week but I was still surprised because I was not repeat was NOT very disciplined this weekend. I am excited for zumba class tonight but definitely have to figure out a way to get more ST workouts in...any suggestions? <em>362</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:42:04 EST October week 2!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510714 Totally forgot to blog on Tuesday, but here is where I am at this second week of October <em>422</em> . We decided to sell our truck last Sunday and still have not purchased another car so needless to say I did not take my zumba classes this week, but made up for it by walking DS to and from school:) <em>311</em> Stepped on the <em>192</em> on Tuesday and was happy to see 133.8 woo hoo!! <em>244</em> I have been doing tons of cleaning and reorganizing since I have been stuck at ho... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:53:04 EST October Goals!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501627 I stepped on the scale this am and saw 134.7:) So we will call that my starting weight. <BR> The goal is to get out of the 130's so 5 stubborn lbs stand in the way, but I am determined to make it happen this month! <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> <BR> 3 zumba classes per week Tues, Thurs, Friday <BR> 2 ST workouts per week most likely kettlebells video <BR> juice every morning <BR> water, water, water <BR> limit sugar intake <BR> take multivitamin everyday <BR> <BR> Wish me luck sparkies I have a... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 16:58:56 EST September Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475779 I can't believe it is September already!! I have been doing well as far as nutrition goes I am still juicing 6 mornings a week this week I will attempt to juice all 7 mornings. Switched to Almond Milk and my tummy loves it plus you can't beat 30Cal per serving! My internet connection was finally fixed yesterday it was off for a little over a week! Anyway the tech came out and said it was just old wiring(boo) :( The gym was closed for 2 weeks for annual maintenance it finally reopened yes... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:44:38 EST August Goal..Limit 1 "Adult Beverage" Per week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442165 August Goal..Limit 1 "Adult Beverage" Per week <BR> <BR> Help me stay accountable Spark peeps. <em>211</em> Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:50:35 EST Mojitos, Pizza and Ice Cream Oh My!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421931 Weekends are HARD when it comes to food but I did manage to give my new juicer a whirl! Saturday morning I made a "green" juice kale, cucumber, lemon, celery and a green apple it was rather good. We were pretty active all day and ended up ordering pizza for dinner....I only had 1 1/2 slices though and a salad and Blue Bell ice cream for dessert . My mint plant is thriving so needless to say I made mojitos I tried to keep them low cal using Sprite Zero instead of the simple syrup;) Sunday ... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:06:13 EST Went to zumba last night although I felt DRAINED!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402663 I was feeling quite drained of energy yesterday, I had a headache and was just not feeling myself. Well DS had baseball practice at 5pm which meant I could go with them to practice (DH and DS) and then have them drop me off for 6:30 zumba class that is our usual Tuesday evening routine. I really was thinking about skipping it but I got my gym clothes and shoes on and went off to practice. Sitting in the sun for an hour only drained me of what little energy I did have and at this point I RE... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:36:12 EST Take me out to the ball game! Suggestions Needed!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384951 I love baseball season my son is on his 4th yr of little league and it is a lot of fun to go to his games but the snacking is killing me!!!! I try to avoid snacking during the game but DH and the rest of the family will come out to support my son and bring lots of salty snacks and keep offering them to me. I find it hard to say no, We have 2 games a week (plus 2 practice nights) so I have go to come up with something, for tonights game I have already sliced up some cucumbers and that is wha... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:34:24 EST A size 4 Surprise!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356340 Now remember when I started on spark I was wearing a very tight size 14 jeans...well jeans have always been an issue for me because I am very short 5'0 it is very hard to find a nice fit. Well over the weekend I was at a garage sale and saw a very cute pair of brand new jeans, the lady said she never wore them because they were too short, she was petite too maybe 5'2" she said they would probably fit me just right since I was just a little shorter than her so I checked them out bummer size ... Tue, 14 May 2013 13:09:00 EST Enjoying a LowCal Green Smoothie & Zumba Anxiety... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348843 I just made a super low cal green smoothie, turned out great! <BR> <BR> green tea <BR> frozen spinach <BR> frozen strawberries <BR> frozen kiwi <BR> <BR> We need a green smoothie emoticon by the way.. <BR> <BR> Ok, so I am ready to go to zumba tonight however I do have some reservations about it...my instructor is on vacation and someone else will be teaching...the sub came in last week and did a couple of routines and she is a little hard to follow, but that's ok I will deal with it I wi... Tue, 7 May 2013 16:10:27 EST The Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347632 I had a really fun, busy weekend...not the greatest food choices but not too bad either. <BR> <BR> Friday we had dinner out but I had eaten very lightly throughout the day so I was on the higher end of my cal. intake but did not go over:) <BR> <BR> Saturday morning we got up early had smoothies for breakfast and went garage sale shopping:) and I scored the Tony Horton 10 minute trainer workout dvd system brand new in the box for $10 bucks <em>334</em> Score!! We ended up going to Ch... Mon, 6 May 2013 16:26:41 EST My First Spinning Class Deserves A Blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319666 Hey Sparkpeeps ! <em>213</em> So there have been lots of things happening here but today's blog is about my very first spinning class <em>316</em> I had been wanting to try it out for a while and decided to finally do it yesterday...It was pretty intense, I am sore today <em>48</em> Did I love it? No But I did not hate it either. I think I will give the class a couple more tries before I decide if it is something I want to incorporate into my weekly fitness schedule KWIM? I know so... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:52:29 EST Weekly Fitness Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299689 This is my plan for classes this week I have to come up with something for Friday there are no evening classes available. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday Zumba 7pm DONE!! <BR> Tuesday Zumba 6:30 pm DONE!! <BR> Wednesday Aqua Zumba 6:30 pm DONE!! <BR> Thursday Zumba 5:30 pm DONE!! <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:31:05 EST 10 Lbs 10 Simple Goals Redo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286512 So I was just reading some of my old blogs and wanted to make this list again! <BR> <BR> 1.Take multivitamin everyday(easier said than done) <BR> 2. Zumba class 2-3 x's a week <BR> 3 ST at least once a week <BR> 4.Add Yoga once a week <BR> 5. Keep drinking tons of water <BR> 6. Limit Starbucks to once a week <BR> 7. Read More <BR> 8. Bike more, take advantage of warm weather it will be here soon <BR> 9. Step on the scale once a week on Saturday mornings <BR> 10.Be ... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:14:39 EST Clean Up in the Jeans isle!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282562 One would think after losing 35 lbs it would be easier to shop for jeans...Well it's not I am so very frustrated I swear nothing I own fits right <em>101</em> Went shopping and nothing I tried on fits right <em>101</em> What is the freaken deal?? I guess I am in between sizes and just losing the weight in all the wrong places lol <em>234</em> Plus the fact that I don't want to spend too much on clothes since I'm not "done" losing weight. I know it may seem really shallow but thi... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:03:46 EST Aqua Zumba was awesome last night!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277489 So it was my first aqua zumba in a long time it was great (about 7 weeks or so)! The instructor added weights to the routine so my arms are feeling it this morning. I also enjoyed the steam room for a little while it was awesome <em>20</em> My husband and son came with me and they jumped in the pool after the class <em>30</em> I slept so well last night after the workout and steam room <em>102</em> Tonight I will go to regular zumba <em>334</em> It feels great to be getting ba... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 13:33:51 EST Now how the hell did those 2 just eat all of THAT???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274532 Major Vent Warning...I met up with 2 friends this am for coffee, these two women are drop dead gorgeous and fit...I'm just wondering as I watch each of them eat and drink about 800 calories worth of coffee and pastries (if not more that is just my guess) How on earth do they stay thin???? I had a tea and a danish and still felt like I over did it:( How is it fair that they can pretty much eat anything they want and still look fantastic? I on the other hand feel like I have to watch what... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:20:52 EST 1st Post Surgery Workout @ The Gym!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263433 So this morning I had a meeting at DS' school and when it was over I ran into a friend there and she said she was going to the gym for a quick work out. I decided to go with her and it was great! Nothing major I did 20 min on the elliptical and felt great! After that I came home and had an awesome protein shake:) So I will start to ease back into my workout routine and see how things go. I really can't wait to get back to zumba but I think that is still a couple of weeks away. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:17:42 EST Dear Lose Skin, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244001 Dear lose skin, <BR> <BR> I hate you. Go away!!! If it weren't for you my weight loss would be much more noticeable! I'm telling you now I will find a way to get rid of you or at least most of you <em>101</em> That's all just a quick vent. <em>198</em> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 13:30:39 EST Take advantage of your able body!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234420 I'm still recovering from my surgery and really really bored. So I just want to put this out there for anyone lacking a little motivation to get up and do something today take advantage of your able body! Go for a walk, run, dance, play with your kids or pets, swim, hike, play a sport, hit the gym or maybe even a workout dvd that has been sitting on the shelf unused for so long, clean your house!! I really wish I could get up and do all of those things right now but I still have to rest. J... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:35:58 EST Long time no blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224588 Yikes I didn't realize it had been so long since I last blogged so here is a quick update. <BR> <BR> Internet back up and running so I will be on Spark alot more <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Finally had my gallbladder taken out on Jan 14, I'm still recovering right now. Feeling much better <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> As far as weight goes I'm at 134 right now so bummed that I can't really workout yet. The 120's are sooooo close <em>9</em> I can't wait. Clothes fitting better. Can't wait... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:21:38 EST Aqua Zumba and Achilles Tendonitis??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111163 I had been wanting to blog about my first aqua zumba class last week, but have been kinda busy. I have a few minutes right now so I decided to write a quick blog. Aqua Zumba was...harder than I thought!!! It was fun but really hard to keep my balance, I'm not very coordinated though <em>40</em> My gym just added this clas so I figured I would give it a shot. I do prefer just regular zumba but I will go to the aqua zumba a few more times before I totally decide if I want to stick with it... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:39:42 EST The Hubs is bad news for my eating habits!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105028 Yesterday was DHs day off from work (first day off in like 2 weeks) So we take DS to school and he says "wanna go to breakfast?" I said no lets have breakfast @ home and we can eat lunch out cause we have errands to run. So we did just that lunchtime came while we were out running errand and he was wanting Smashburger (mega yum I know) So my intentions were to get a salad or a chicken sandwich but once we were there the beef got the best of me and I ordered a colorado burger with smashfrie... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:42:47 EST Cleaning out my closet literally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099559 Long time no blog...lots happening but Saturday I decided to clean up my closet mainly because it's getting pretty cold here and I wanted to put away shorts and check to see what I have for the upcoming fall/winter. Some of the sweaters I own are size XL so I knew they would be wayyy to big now <em>334</em> . Last years coat is also big, I have had a really cute coat size Small that I was never able to let go because it was just so cute and it was my "maybe someday" coat well guess what?... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:49:17 EST Pretty Awesome Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074590 I know it's Tuesday but I wanted to blog about my weekend! Just been a busy bee but I have a few minutes right now so here I am! <BR> <BR> Friday, DS, DH and I drove to a little town about 40 min away from home for dinner. It is an award winning bbq place <em>4</em> don't worry I had a kids meal, water and just a few bites of bbq ribs off of DH plate. So all in all not too bad. In my past life I would have devoured rib after rib, side dishes, dessert, cocktail or a beer and who knows... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:14:10 EST Size 8 Jeans :) and I think I love yoga?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068957 Yesterday I comfortably wore size 8 jeans! I guess I have come a long way I was wearing a very tight size 14 not long ago thank you SPARK!!! DH said "Those jeans are cute" <em>9</em> The other day I bought a beginners yoga kit came with a ball,a strap, a dvd and yoga gloves. It was on clearance at Target so I decided to get it I tried it and I think I love it!! I slept wonderfully the 2 nights that I did the video! So I will incorporate it to the schedule! I know lots of you spark... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:01:40 EST Week #2 no scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059140 This was week 2 of my only weigh in on Saturdays challenge and guess what I can't believe tomorrow is weigh in day already!! This week flew by, it was a super busy one so yay!! <em>192</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:05:01 EST A good weigh-in deserves a blog right?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049974 So this month I decided to only weigh in once a week on Sat mornings...boy that is easier said than done by Thursday I was itching to step on the scale. However, I did not I waited until this morning and lo and behold it read 135.4!! -3lbs from last Saturday I was shocked to say the least <em>334</em> I did make it to one intense zumba class this past week and tried to stay somewhat active on the other days. This coming week I intend to make 2 zumba classes and it should get a little e... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 16:54:18 EST Dear Scale, It's so hard to not step on you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046777 Dear Scale, <em>192</em> <BR> This September goal of mine to only step on you once a week on Sat.mornings is tough!! <em>24</em> Today is Thursday so just a couple more days and we will see each other again, please be nice and display anything below 138 lbs. <em>334</em> See you soon, Allie <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Ps. please stop peeking out of your little corner in the bathroom you are very tempting!!! Otherwise I will have to have the hubs put you in an undisclosed location until S... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 09:14:55 EST How do YOU date night?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043999 So how do you date night? Where do you go? What do you wear? Who plans the "date"? As you can tell I'm looking for ideas! I want to start having actual "dates" with DH rather than just typical spur of the moment things we usually do. Your input is appreciated ;) Tue, 4 Sep 2012 13:15:36 EST September fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041964 September <BR> <BR> 1 0 min <BR> 2 30 dancing <BR> 3 30 biking <BR> 4 60 zumba <BR> 5 60 min walking downtown <BR> 6 0 <BR> 7 30 min walking <BR> 8 45 min bike ride <BR> 9 60min walk <BR> 10 0 <BR> 11 60min zumba <BR> 12 60min zumba <BR> 13 45min cleaning, 15min st <BR> 14 0 <BR> 15 45 cleaning(airport), 15 min st <BR> 16 50 cleaning(airport) <BR> 17 30 min yoga, 20 min walk <BR> 18 60 min zumba <BR> 19 60 min zumba <BR> 20 30 min walk <BR> 21 30 min Wii Dancing game <BR> 22 30 min walk, 40... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 04:46:13 EST 10 lbs, 10 Goals for September. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039801 You guys already know I am a list maker so here is my list of 10 goals to accomplish in September!! <BR> <BR> 1.Take multivitamin everyday(easier said than done) <BR> 2. Zumba class 2-3 x's a week <em>321</em> <BR> 3 ST at least once a week <em>362</em> <BR> 4.Track food on SP <em>252</em> <BR> 5. Keep drinking tons of water <em>274</em> <BR> 6. Limit Starbucks to once a week <em>40</em> <BR> 7. Read More <em>149</em> <BR> 8. Bike more, take advantage of warm weather it will be gone s... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 09:52:17 EST No emotional eating...Trying Something new!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026225 So I tend to be an emotional eater I guess, I have been reading lots of blogs and realize I'm not alone in this whole emotional binge eating thing...This has not been a good emotional week the hubs and I are having issues. Usually I would eat in order to deal with the stress and feel awful afterwards, but I have decided not to do that anymore...I will instead go for a bike ride or walk or even blog. Wish me luck! Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:12:17 EST Does it even matter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021340 Sometimes I wonder if losing the weight even matters... I want to lose it so bad but as of right now I'm 30 lbs down and no one and I mean no one seems to notice or care... I care I know it is for me but I would still like some acknowledgment from others. I often wonder why I want such acknowledgement...can't quite come up with an answer except it is just human nature I guess... I'm just a mess, a total and complete mess ! any weight...ugh I guess you can tell I am NOT having a wonderful ev... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 01:46:42 EST Dear Zumba Ladies, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016946 So I went to zumba last night and had an amazing workout, the hr just flew by and by the time it was over I was in a great mood! I saw many new people, many regulars there were lots of people. So here are some quick notes to some of my fellow zumba-goers lol. <BR> <BR> Dear Mega Fit Girl Next to me, <BR> <BR> Thanks for reminding me that fit girls are fit because they work for it! <BR> <BR> Dear 1st time zumba lady behind me, <BR> <BR> Thanks for reminding me of my first zumba class, ... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:04:32 EST I have heard of growing pains...but shrinking pains??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009913 So my bones have been hurting lately and I was wondering if there is such a thing as shrinking pains?? My hips hurt and my shoulders, collarbone area mostly...have you experienced this at all? I'm not losing many lbs these days but I am losing inches. It is not muscle soreness either. I take a multivitamin and calcium daily...drink about a gallon of water a day. So just putting this out there to see what you guys think... <BR> Thanks sparkers have an awesome friday!! <em>67</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:18:28 EST I need your ideas!! Healthy Snacks, hosting game night for DHs Coworkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999543 So I just learned that my DH invited two couples from work for game night this weekend. As you may or may not know I'm not what you would call a "social butterfly" so just having them over will be a challenge, but I'm sure I can manage:) I want to have healthy snacks (for my sake) yet I don't want to make anyone feel akward with all of my veggies lol. Does that make sense? Both couples will be bringing their kiddos as well so DS will have someone to play with. Soooo any suggestions or ... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:39:49 EST After seeing this how can you not hope to have a FANTASTIC day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996114 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l39192713.jpg"> <BR> Gorgeous sunrise this morning!! I was driving back from taking DH to work and saw this amazing sunrise!! The picture does not do it justice. So anyway, I went back to zumba class last night after many weeks (5 to be exact) I was quickly reminded of why and how much I love it! The hour just flew by and I'm not as sore as I thought I would be this morning! So I will start going again twice a week for now, 4 times a wee... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:21:47 EST Who do you think you are? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992796 So this morning as I'm catching up here on Spark reading some blogs and what not, I found myself welcoming new members! I stopped and thought woooahh wait a minute who do you think YOU are??? welcoming people like you own spark!! And I realized how comfortable I have become on this site. When I first started it took me forever to open up and post comments and blogs and such. But you know what? I do own Spark and so do YOU!! So own it!! Spark today a little more than you sparked yester... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:32:15 EST Let's Talk About Loose Skin.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989003 I know this is NOT the most popular topic, but we must disscuss it LOL. <BR> <BR> So I was thinking this morning Im 10-12 lbs from "goal" and now the question is what am I going to do about this loose skin?? I have read many blogs and seen many pics on here of people who have lost tons of weight and their skin looks fantastic...Im wondering what am I doing wrong?? Any tips? remedies? creams potions? a specific vitamin or food? at this point I'm willing to try almost anything... <em>24</em>... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:36:59 EST $2 Garage Sale Score!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980961 Hey Sparkers, well it is Saturday and this morning there was a community wide garage sale in the community where my DH works, so when we (DS and I) took him to work we saw the signs all over the place and decided we would check them out a little later (it was only 6am :) Last year we also went to these garage sales and bought some pretty groovy items I don't really remember what we bought but it's only once a yr type deal lol...anyway I scored the dancersice 4 dvd workout set for $2! I never... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 21:13:25 EST Get to know me!! Borrowed from the infamous OMMAMA7:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976161 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> No <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Couple of days ago while reading a book <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> No it's awful! <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> ham <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Yes - 1 amazing son <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> I think so, although I know I can be difficult at times. <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? <BR>... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:51:17 EST 10 reasons to lose10 lbs...just 10 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974785 So I'm just 10 lbs away from reaching my "goal" weight (well 11 but let's just call it 10) I need new ideas to get rid of these 10 lbs, this is my DS' last week of tball, and then I will be able to go back to my zumba class routine (3-4 classes a week) I will also be cutting back on the machiattos...sorry starbucks and sorry to my hubby in advance because I can get a little bitchy without my starbucks lol. <BR> <BR> So I thought I would make a list of 10 reasons why I want to lose these stu... 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