AMALIA8's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AMALIA8 AMALIA8'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/ March 16th, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648893 Here we go again. :P Sun, 16 Mar 2014 06:54:56 EST Take the Pledge - Never Quit!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296073 Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR> I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNE... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:25:25 EST Example of Lunges for SparkFriend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172834 Someone wanted to see how to do a proper lunge and the ways to modify it, so here you go. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:26:05 EST Update - Dec 19th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171259 Hello Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I'm still in the middle of moving and whatnot so I'm not really back yet, but I figured I'd try to get some work on Sparkpeople done. I am going to blog (as you can see), catch up on e-mails, do Spark Coach and then hopefully get some SparkPoints. My friend Amanda is coming over to help me pack tonight so hopefully that will go well. I have been trying to sell some of my furniture and I've had some prospective people message me about some of it which is good. ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:20:15 EST Daily Update - Dec 12th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164239 As a quick update everyone, I broke up with Mervin yesterday evening. I just felt like it was the time to do this as we've not been happy together for awhile. It was quite a shock for him and it was heartbreaking for me. I am still crying quite a bit and am not quite myself yet. I do love him so it is going to be hard to deal with, but I just feel like we were hurting each other more than helping. So, that's the update. I'm going to be MIA probably until we figure out what is going on ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:45:47 EST Daily Update - Dec 6th - Dec 11th, 2012 - WARNING - NOT HAPPY BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163209 Alright so as you can tell I've been MIA again. I'm dealing with a lot of personal stuff right now. I have (since starting to lose weight back in mid summer) lost 39.6 lbs. and have been trying to get my life in order in so many ways. It's all kind of caught up with me and I feel overwhelmed. I am trying to overcome anxiety, depression, lose weight, eat healthier, be more active in helping around the house, take care of my hypothyroidism, work on being cleaner in my person (ie showering, b... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:01:35 EST Daily Update - Nov 30th - Dec 5th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156735 Ok, so as you can tell, I've not been on for awhile. I've been using Sparkpeople, but just not blogging. I've been having some issues with my vision being blurry and (I believe) causing my month long headache. So, that's why I'm not wanting to look at my computer screen much anymore. Anyhoo...I've been doing okay I guess. I've been eating alright and doing at least 10 minutes of exercise each day (up until Sunday anyway I was). So, I can get back on track with that. I won't bother puttin... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 06:34:08 EST Daily Update - Nov 29th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150930 I think I had a pretty good day yesterday. I didn't get my 10 minutes of exercise in until right before bed, but I did make sure to get it in. LOL. So, here's the list for yesterday: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 10 min cardio - did = 1 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - got 10 = 1.25 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to work - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Cook Supper or Do dishes - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Relax for 1... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:37:14 EST Daily Update - Nov 27th & 28th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149471 Sorry I missed checking in yesterday. I literally did not get near my computer until 11:45pm. LOL. I just wasn't home. So here is how I did on the 26th: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 15 min cardio - did = 1 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to work - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Cook Supper or Do dishes - did both = 2 <BR> 2. Relax for 15 min - did = 1 <BR> 3. Go to bed no l... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:07:25 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Nov 26th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147701 So, today I was asked to write about an area of my life that I might need to work on moderation. I have been focusing on this lately and thus am not sure of any one area that needs improvement over the others. LOL. The other part was to write out some ways that I can work on this moderation. So, here are the areas that I'm working on and what I'm doing to try to take smaller steps and not beat myself up as much. <BR> <BR> Exercise - I am a perfectionist and thus if I don't do as planned,... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:01:35 EST Daily Update - Nov 26th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147078 I had an okay day yesterday. I ate well and did my exercise even if it was late at night. LOL. Here is my list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 10 min cardio - did 15 minutes = 1.5 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to work - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Cook Supper - did = 1 <BR> 2. Relax for 15 min - did = 1 <BR> 3. Go to bed no later than 12am - did = 1 <BR> 4. Eat 2 freggie... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:11:35 EST Daily Update - Nov 25th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146478 I forgot to blog this morning. It's almost midnight and thus I need to do this before then. LOL. So, to make it short and sweet, I think I did well yesterday. I ate okay (though I was under again) and I exercised as planned. Here's the list for yesterday: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 15 min cardio - did = 1 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - I was under = 0.5 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go get groceries - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remainin... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:07:20 EST Daily Update - Nov 24th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145083 I'm getting hungry so I'm going to make this short and sweet. I think I had a pretty good day yesterday. I ate alright (though about 400 calories under) and I did some exercise. WOO HOO. Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 10 min cardio (off day) - did 12 min = 1.2 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - was under = 0.5 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to Appointment - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Cook Supper ... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 12:30:00 EST Daily Update - Nov 23rd, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144004 I had a pretty good day yesterday. I had received my Sparkpeople order the night before (a t-shirt, the Meals To Go kit and a pedometer) so it was the first day wearing my pedometer the whole day. I didn't eat perfectly but I made some healthier choices compared to normal. I also took the bus and walked for 10 minutes to get to my location instead of taking a cab. Not only does this save me money, but it helped me burn 90 calories as well. I then went walking with my friend at the mall fo... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 08:07:29 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Nov 23rd, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143999 Today's action plan is to think about the last time I made a "mistake" that made me get off track. Then I have to re-work that mistake to see it as a learning opportunity and explain what it taught me and how I can improve from it. So, here goes nothing. <BR> <BR> Mistake: As you may have read if you read my blogs, I went off track for a few days. The reason I did this was simply because I didn't exercise for about 3 days as planned. My goal at the moment is to be consistently doing 10 m... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 08:00:25 EST Daily Update - Nov 22nd, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143165 I had a pretty good day yesterday. It was my newly proposed off day (I'm trying to get more consistent by doing 3 days per week at 15 minutes each and 10 minutes on my off days) and thus I was aiming for 10 minutes. I did 15 so that's good. I also ate within my 4 main ranges but didn't eat the greatest of things. I'll need to work on that a bit. I also need to get back up to my 8 cups of water. Overall, not a bad day. Here is the list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 10 min cardio... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 06:25:33 EST Daily Update - Nov 21st, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142313 I had a pretty good day yesterday. I didn't eat right but I tracked it all which is a step back on track. I drank about 5 cups of water ( a step up from 0 the day before) and I did 15 minutes of light exercise. YAY! I can do this. Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min cardio - did 15 min = 0.5 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - did not do = 0 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - drank 5 = 0.625 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to Therapist - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Rem... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:37:27 EST Daily Update - Nov 18th - 20th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141278 Alright, so as you can tell simply from the title, I've been MIA for a few days. I didn't mean to be completely gone, but it happened. So, I did go to the movie with my friend and it was very fun. We did eat the ENTIRE bag of popcorn between us. However, I got the nutritional information mailed to me today from Empire Theatres and it wasn't as high as my old number had said it was, so that's good. I didn't work out at all since Friday. I may have done something on Saturday but I don't t... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:05:50 EST Daily Update - Nov 17th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138197 I'm going to make this short today because I'm hungry LOL. I went to the movies with my Dad yesterday (fun time was had), but then I ate lots of popcorn at said movies and then when I got home, I was hungry again and ate a second helping of supper. So, i was WAY over in calories. I'm going to the movies with friends today (TWILIGHT!!!!!) and just put in the same amount of popcorn I would normally eat. I'm already over in fat simply from that one thing. *sigh* So, I don't know what I'll ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 09:14:19 EST Daily Update - Nov 16th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137106 I think I did pretty darn good yesterday. It wasn't perfect by any means, but I think it was pretty good. Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min cardio - got in 17 min = 0.57 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Make Meal Plan for Suppers This Week - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Do dishes - did = 1 <BR> 2. Relax for 15 min - did = 1 <BR> 3. Go to bed no later than 12... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:58:45 EST Daily Update - Nov 15th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136653 Okay, so I didn't do as well as I'd have liked yesterday. I still didn't exercise. BUT I did eat a lot healthier AND I did make it to work even with a migraine, diarrhea, and being exhausted from not sleeping that night. LOL. So, it wasn't a complete waste. It's now 7:30pm here and I haven't exercised yet but I'm doing great on keeping on top of my Sparking AND with healthy eating. So, I think after I finish my Sparking (and no later than 8pm), I'm going to do at least 10 minutes of Just ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:26:02 EST Daily Update - Nov 14th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134729 Ok, so I don't think I did good, but since I haven't slept yet, I'm not sure. LOL. Here is the list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min cardio - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Stay within Calorie Range - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to Weight Management Class - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Do at least 1 strength training exercise - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Relax for 15 min - did = 1 <BR> 3. Go to bed no later than ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:13:13 EST Daily Update - Nov 13th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133821 I am so EXCITED! I can barely contain myself. I had set a goal for Dec 31st of this year to be down to 275 lbs and today I crossed that threshold already!!!!! I'm a whole 6 weeks early. <em>9</em> <em>244</em> I knew I could do it! I may not have eaten the best yesterday or exercised but I am still doing really well overall. I just have my bad days like everyone else. This has made me even more committed to Sparkpeople and losing this weight. I have set a new goal for Dec 31st j... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:56:25 EST Daily Update - Nov 12th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132594 Ok, so my headache is down to a manageable level, but it's still there. I think I'm going to take Advil because having a headache for 3 days is long enough. I slept a lot trying to get rid of it, but it didn't work. I did some math earlier but I was off by a couple of hours. So, here it is. I slept for 4 hours yesterday (from 5pm - 9pm) and then I slept last night for 11 hours (from 12am until 11am). So that's 15 hours sleep in total and it got rid of most of my headache. Here is the li... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:57:38 EST Daily Update - Nov 11th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132091 First, I'm doing this very late today and should have done it hours ago. I don't even really remember much about Saturday LOL. Second, I've got a bad headache so this will be short and probably not too sweet. <em>20</em> Here's the list for Saturday: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 10 min exercise - did a quick walk but maybe only 5 min = 0.5 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - drank 7 = 0.875 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did not do = 0 <BR> 5. Perform in Concert - ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:44:41 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Nov 10th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130447 Today's Action Plan is to blog about a diet saboteur in my life and then plan some things I can do to prevent this from becoming an issue in my life. So, here goes nothing: <BR> <BR> I don't think I have anyone who is purposefully being a diet saboteur in my life. I was trying to think of people and I am probably my worst offender by giving in to my cravings sometimes. However, I'm sure there are times that other people don't help. Mervin is very supportive and is willing to try new reci... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:54:23 EST Daily Update - Nov 10th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130158 I had a pretty good day yesterday I think. I ate not too bad and was actually under by 975 calories or so which is odd for me. I know that for a once in awhile thing it won't kill me so I'm not too worried. However, if I keep have it happening I'll plan better. I did my cardio but not my strength training. Here is my list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min cardio - did = 1 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. D... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:32:35 EST Daily Update - Nov 9th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129301 I think I had a good day yesterday....in fact I'm sure of it. I had a friend come over to visit and we did Just Dance 3 for about 35 minutes and I burned almost 500 calories doing it. I then did dishes and laundry as well to make sure I got it all done. I even ate well. I was only under by about 20-25 calories so that's pretty good. A couple of weeks ago, that would have been my normal range so not too bad. Here was the list: <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min cardio - did 35 min =... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 08:33:49 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Nov 8th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128227 Okay, so today's Action Plan was to write myself a letter of encouragement the same way I would write to a friend in my situation. So, here it goes: <BR> <BR> Dear Amalia, <BR> <BR> I am so proud of you. You are doing an amazing job every day by making healthier decisions. You are constantly trying to watch what you eat, tracking your food and exercising more than ever. You need to remember that you are doing this for yourself so that you can do the things you love to do without any iss... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 09:13:09 EST Daily Update - Nov 8th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128204 Ok, so I had an interesting day yesterday. I keep not being hungry until really late at night. I'm going to try to break this cycle today. I also didn't do my strength training (or any exercise for that matter), but I did make it to work. Here was my list for yesterday: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min strength training - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to work - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remain... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:48:34 EST Daily Update - Nov 7th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127136 I had a pretty good day yesterday I think. I was under calories because I chose to not pig out on take out last night instead of filling up. I did have a small fries, but that was it. I also did my exercise again so I was glad to get that back in. Here was my goals: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min cardio - got in 37 minutes = 1.23 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - got in 9 = 1.125 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to therapist - did = 1 <BR> <BR... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:20:34 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Nov 7th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127130 Okay, so for SparkCoach today, we were asked to write about WHY we want to lose weight, get healthy, eat better, etc. The main reason they're asking is because most people have a bigger goal that sometimes they don't specifically say out loud. So, here are some reasons (in no particular order) as to why I'm doing this: <BR> <BR> 1. I want to be able to dance again for fun and as my expression of my emotions for as long as I want again <BR> 2. I want to be able to do things with my kids (s... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:16:26 EST Daily Update - Nov 6th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125606 So, I had an okay day today. I didn't do my strength training and I ate out at Wendy's again for supper. Again, though I made it to work and I had enough calories to do so. Went over in Sodium and Fat but that was it. Here is the list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min strength training - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to work - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Do dishes ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 23:49:38 EST Daily Update - Nov 5th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124233 So, I'm going to post about my day before I forget even though normally I do it when I wake up. I had a crummy day in terms of mood. I just feel like everything went wrong. I know in reality that it didn't, but it felt that way. I got up and had the best intentions of doing exercise first thing. I decided to try out my Zumba Fitness 2 game for the Wii. I love to dance so I thought it would be fun. <BR> <BR> I picked the lowest intensity for the short class and got through 4 songs bef... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 23:47:02 EST Daily Update - Nov 4th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123518 Ok....so yesterday started with great plans and good intentions but then not all of it happened. I didn't work out at all. *sigh* And I didn't have my shower either. Oh well. Here's the list to see how I did overall: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min strength training - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Do 30 min Cardio - did not do = 0 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Do dishes - did =... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:43:49 EST Daily Update - Nov 3rd, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122511 Ok, so I didn't do much of what I planned yesterday but I still felt like I had an okay day. I ate very well and I decided to make yesterday my day off exercising so I'll be doing it today. Here was yesterday's list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min strength training - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Do 30 min Cardio - did not do = 0 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Spend time with Mer... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 13:05:49 EST Daily Update - Nov 1st & 2nd, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121320 I took a break from Sparkpeople yesterday because I wasn't available to be online that much and then when I got home and looked at all the stuff I "had" to do, I got overwhelmed. The thing I have to keep reminding myself is that I don't "need" to do everything every day (ie read articles, post, do quizzes, etc). So, I did track my food and I'm about to put in my exercise for yesterday but I didn't have a to do list for yesterday. Here's the list for a check-in from Oct 31st: <BR> <BR> Mus... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 10:29:28 EST Daily Update - Oct 31st, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119172 Ok. So I had a crummy day in terms of mood, but I didn't do too badly I don't think overall. I tried to make myself eat a little healthier by the end of the day, so here's my list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 min cardio - did 32 minutes = 1.07 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - I drank 9 cups = 1.125 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to therapist - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Spend time with Mervin - did = 1 <BR> 2. Relax for... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:48:52 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Oct 30th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118391 I started this late today but I'm still getting it in. Today, I was asked to come up with a few steps that I can take if I do mess up (to support the 1 step back, 2 steps forward way of thinking). So here are some things I can try to get back on track: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 cups of water a day <BR> 2. Do 10 minutes cardio (even just Wii bowling) <BR> 3. Eat 2 freggies a day <BR> 4. Go for a walk <BR> 5. Look at my Vision Collage for motivation every day. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:17:48 EST Daily Update - Oct 30th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117462 So, yesterday I had some ups but my negative parrot (something my therapist told me about) is telling me it was mostly downs. I just couldn't feel happy for the most part. I had happy moments but my mood overall was pretty low. I forced myself to do my strength training (which is good) but I kept being negative about how I was doing while doing it (such as....you suck, you're not doing it right, why can't you do this move without falling over, etc). I did finish it all though. <BR> <B... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:25:09 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Oct 29th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116619 Today's action plan was to blog about some common excuses I use to not do my workout and then to come up with reasons to ignore those excuses or to overcome them. So here are some excuses and my comebacks for them: <BR> <BR> Excuse 1: I'm too tired <BR> <BR> Comeback 1: I know it will give me more energy and make me feel a lot better. <BR> <BR> Excuse 2: I'm sick <BR> <BR> Comeback 2: Well, I can still do some light exercising and then see how I feel at that point. <BR> <BR> Excuse ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:49:27 EST Daily Update - Oct 29th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116209 Well, I was going to do this after going to bed, but I'm up now and I remember that I'm going to be at the doctors for blood work tomorrow morning so I should just do it now....so here I am. LOL. I don't feel like I did well today. I didn't go to work (I have my reasons) and after getting home from TIFFY85's place I was craving salt like mad so I ate an ENTIRE 234g bag of Ruffled Regular Chips. Needless to say I was WAY over in calories, fat and sodium for the day. *sigh* It happens thou... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:40:58 EST Daily Update - Oct 28th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116189 I know this is a little late getting in (since it's a bit after midnight and thus technically the 29th) but I just didn't have time today to do it. I did really well on Saturday I believe so let's see: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 15 min any exercise - did 16 min = 1.07 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - did = 1 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> 5. Go to Halloween Party for Work - did = 1 <BR> <BR> Remaining List: <BR> <BR> 1. Spend time with Mervin - did... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:22:18 EST SparkCoach Action Plan - Oct 27th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114488 Today SparkCoach asked me to write down a list of ways that I could tell that I was getting healthier if weight/scales didn't exist (for example if there was no gravity). Then to write down what improvements in these area's I've already seen if any. So, here goes nothing. <BR> <BR> 1. Feel more energetic <BR> 2. Enjoying my workouts <BR> 3. Craving junk food less OR wanting healthier food more <BR> 4. Measure my inches <BR> 5. Get sick less often <BR> 6. Enjoying life more (ie happier) <BR... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 09:41:33 EST Daily Update - Oct 27th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114470 I fell like I had an awesome day yesterday. I did 30 minutes of cardio and my strength training for one thing. I haven't done them yet on the same day and it was hard, but I did it. I got really sick afterwards (dizzy, nauseous) and realized that I hadn't eaten enough by that point to do that much exercise. So, I ate some crackers to feel better and it worked within an hour or so. I ended my day on a high note by eating what I wanted (Wendy's) but it fit into my daily calories as well. ... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 09:22:48 EST Daily Update - Oct 26th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113109 So, I had an interesting day today. First of all, I didn't sleep last night. I don't know why. I couldn't sleep (after lying there for 1 1/2 hours) and Mervin started to snore at that point. My brother was sleeping on my couch so I had nowhere else to go. So, I decided to just sit up and watch Stargate SG1 until I was too tired to do anything else. That point didn't come until I had to get up soon to go to my Dads. So, I just took my medication, waited an hour and ate breakfast. I the... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:49:58 EST Daily Update - Oct 25th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112560 Ok, so I had some up and down moments to yesterday. I slept most of the day (until noon and then back to sleep from 4 - 7) because I felt so ill. I called in sick to work as I mentioned in my last blog. However, after I woke up and ate some food again, I felt well enough to try to do some exercise. So, I went swimming with Kendra and Liam. I did mostly strength training stuff in the water. It felt great. Anyway, here's the list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do at 30 min strength... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:22:52 EST Daily Update - Oct 24th, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111367 I feel awful today so I think it's affecting how I'm looking at yesterday. I didn't do too badly I don't think. I made a supper from the Sparkpeople Cookbook and it tasted great, but it hung around for hours (as in I can still taste it now 19 hours later) and it made me very nauseous. I think it was the combination of onions and lemon that were just too much for my stomach. *sigh* Oh well. Live and learn right. Here was yesterday's list: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do at 30 min ... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:43:28 EST Daily Update - Oct 23rd, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109897 Well, I did much better on the eating front yesterday but didn't get in my full 8 cups water or do my strength training (or any exercise for that matter). So, still not quite getting both in the same day yet when I'm working that night. I'll keep trying to do it though. Here's how I did yesterday: <BR> <BR> Must Do: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 15 min exercise (any kind) - did not do = 0 <BR> 2. Track food - did = 1 <BR> 3. Drink 8 cups water - got in 6 cups = 0.75 <BR> 4. Brush Teeth - did = 1 <BR> ... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:17:16 EST Daily Update - Oct 22nd, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108523 Ok, so I had written this little blurb and was doing the math when my computer decided to unplug itself and I lost what I was doing. LOL. Oh well. That's life. Anyway, the gist of it was that I've been getting very consistent with doing some form of exercise every day (or at least 6 days a week) but I'm not doing great on sticking with healthy eating. I am doing really well for breakfast and lunch but then (even with planned suppers) I'm doing awful on dinner and night snacking. So, hope... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:37:28 EST