AMYMOHIO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AMYMOHIO AMYMOHIO'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/ September Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4512560 September…I lost 5lbs in September. It’s all been in like the last week and a half. <BR> <BR> I’m taking October by the HORNS… I am doing Chalene Extreme while throwing in TurboFire… I want to see what this body of mine is made of! <BR> <BR> I’m under a ton of stress, and I was going to go home from work and cry. But, no, I’m going home from work to TurboFire… Like Chalene always says, get mad about something. I AM mad. I may as well kick and punch! <BR> <BR> I’m taking September out ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:00:00 EST 3 Pounds away from "Normal" ~ Thanks Chalene ~ Grand Jury Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508779 I don’t blog that often anymore. I guess I really should. I’ve reached a milestone that is beyond words for me. For years and years I’ve struggled to stay under 140lbs. That was a trigger number for me, I’d crash diet, freak out, whatever if I got over it. I abused my body in ways that make me cringe now. <BR> <BR> Today I sit here at 126.8lbs. And, I did it with eating enough…and TurboFire/TurboJam. My husband ordered me Chalene Extreme, and I can’t wait to put that into the mix. ... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:50:07 EST Overdue update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476113 I suppose it is time I post a blog! <BR> <BR> I used to blog all the time, but life kinda got the best of me. <BR> <BR> My exercise/diet is on a streak again, and I’m feeling good. I got a random compliment today from someone I haven’t seen in a couple weeks. She’s a runner who has lost a ton of weight, so the compliment really meant a lot to me. She’s been an inspiration to me for a long time. <BR> <BR> My weight is hanging around the same, but this time, since I’m streaking like a m... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:16:18 EST My First Wednesday Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418146 Today is my TurboFire rest day. I’ve never taken Wednesday as a rest day before. <BR> <BR> I think Wednesdays being the rest days is going to work out really well for me. I am usually off work on Wednesdays, but right now I really need to take advantage of the overtime my work is offering. I’m at work right now. My two disabled daughters receive Social Security benefits. A couple months a year, they say since some months have over 4 weeks, they may have overpaid them. Then they short... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:31:12 EST KILLED IT!` http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4417120 Today on the schedule was HIIT 15. I was DYING at the end of it, but I was feeling really good. <BR> <BR> I pulled out the Elite set today (never done any of those!) and did Fire 60 after! <BR> <BR> Oh man....gotta get some water down... *WHEW* Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:41:27 EST TurboFire Day 1 - and Time to give myself some CREDIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4416246 Yesterday was “day 1” of the main schedule for TurboFire. My middle daughter (has severe autism) was truly having a bad night. I don’t think my husband or I have really slept. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I did the Fire 30 and Stretch 10 as scheduled. I was going to throw in TurboJam, because I usually do a minimum of an hour. She was melting down so bad, I didn’t get to. I am not happy about doing the minimum. I need to get over that, though. <BR> <BR> I don’t HAVE to do extra. It’s a bonus... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 10:11:24 EST My TurboFire Before Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410733 This is so freaking hard. <BR> <BR> My husband took these for me on 8/2/11. <BR> <BR> I didn't know about the Beachbody contest at the time, and I signed up for it today. Apparently you have to upload monthly photos to be in that contest. <BR> <BR> I took these thinking if my transformation was great, I'd post them with some after shots. Today I had to upload them onto Beachbody's site. I did, and I figured I'd share with my "family" at Sparkpeople. *SIGH* <BR> <BR> This is what... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 13:08:14 EST Day 3 of 146 and My Work's Vitality Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406721 Whew, worked out last night….then this morning! Those morning TurboFire workouts are a little tough lol. I still burned over 600 calories…so I’m a happy Turbo’er <BR> <BR> I cheated and weighed myself… not going to log it though. Let’s just say this 5 Day Inferno has made me a VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER! I restarted my ticker for TurboFire too. It would be amazing if I hit my goal with this program! I’m not a Christian, but it ends on Christmas Day, and I thought that was kinda cool. <BR> <B... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 11:48:07 EST Day 2 of 146...and mother in law....cancer... I HATE this motivation source http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4404504 First things first… I LOVED the workout! Burned over 600 calories in that hour! <BR> Today is Fire 45 and Stretch 10… I’ve done this before. Time for some “WIGGLE IT!” <BR> <BR> Today has some ups and downs, and it’s not even noon. <BR> <BR> I’m picking up a new kitten today! It’s a tortie kitten….my family ADORES tortie cats. <BR> <BR> The downs… my mother-in-law was just found with nodules in her lungs. She’s a life-long smoker… The doctor is doing a Cat scan and says “don’t expect... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 11:56:36 EST Day 1 of 146.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4401696 I realized by doing the P90X/TurboFire hybrid before ever doing a round of either, I didn’t feel COMMITED to either program. <BR> <BR> So, today I’m starting TurboFire. I’m starting with the 5 day inferno plan, and then I’m doing the 20 weeks. I bought the advanced set, so I have all the disks to do it in its entirety. <BR> <BR> I weighed in, took my measurements… planned my diet…..and today my hubby said he’ll take my before pictures. I would shy away from the pictures, but if you s... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 08:21:30 EST Trying to Decrease Hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4394703 My workouts are totally rockin… seriously, I can’t seem to get enough! I haven’t missed ONE DAY of P90X/TurboFire hybrid. I just LOVE checking off the workouts on my schedule! I keep the schedule hung up at work that I’m checking off, so if anyone cares to see, they can see it! Can’t miss a day if everyone will know! Lol <BR> <BR> I need to get my calories under control. I think these workouts are making me more hungry. I’m going to start adding in a ton of veggies to beef up meals. I... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:16:26 EST I'll take motivation where I can get it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4388978 Ok, so I blog about the NKOTB concert…well since I have been on here LOL Now that it’s over, it’s still there with me. <BR> <BR> I love Danny Wood, and he is SO FIT. OMG… I love bodybuilders lol <BR> <BR> I heard a quote once about motivation, something about how it comes and goes….also that motivation must be renewed. Well, my workouts have KICKED MAJOR BUTT since I saw him… I think WWDD lol What would Danny do?!?! And I think of his workouts…. Yeah, a little obsessive, but I tak... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:13:33 EST Day 9... :-) and on cloud 9!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4387224 I’m going to talk about the diet/exercise stuff FIRST…then go concert crazy on you! <BR> I have not missed ONE workout in the P90X/TurboFire hybrid I’m doing. Today is day 9… I have TurboFire 45 EZ (and not a thing is EZ about it!) today and the TurboFire Stretch 10… I will be doing that after work. <BR> <BR> I went to a Concert on Sunday… got up Monday morning and did Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X… *PROUD* <BR> <BR> I am doing my challenge work, but I had a crazy week and didn’t post muc... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:32:43 EST Today is Day 3... this is about Day 2, my Aunt, and my B-day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374425 Today is day 3…and my birthday… so for my b-day I’m giving myself Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper X… Awesome shoulders is an awesome gift! <BR> <BR> So, day 2 was hard. Hard because right as I went to workout, I got a call that my aunt passed away. I changed back into my regular clothes and went to be with family. <BR> <BR> When I got home, I put on my workout clothes and did the scheduled Fire 45EZ and 10min stretch. <BR> <BR> I don’t want to mess up the FIRST WEEK. And, my aunt passe... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:34:57 EST 1 Day Down, 89 To Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371932 So, it was day 1 of my P90X/TurboFire hybrid. <BR> <BR> How did I do?!?! <BR> <BR> I didn’t do as well as I would like (do we ever on day one?!?!), and of course not as good as the last time I did it (we start where we are…)… but I did better than I thought I would!!! <BR> Chest & Back and Ab Ripper X <BR> <BR> Oh man, Ab Ripper about killed me…but it always has. <BR> <BR> Chest and Back felt SO GOOD. Oh how I have missed my intense weight training! Why do I ever stop these workouts... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 08:19:36 EST I need a chill pill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4364126 I gained 0.2lbs this week. To tell you the truth, I’m surprised it’s not more. <BR> <BR> I really think I’m stressing myself too much over this. I LOVE to workout. I swear Turbo is like crack….the more you do it, the more you want. I think, though, I think so much about not eating that I eat and eat and eat. <BR> <BR> I just need to calm the F down about it. <BR> <BR> Here’s hoping Turbo Fire comes today. I have decided to hybrid it with P90X like I planned. I was just scaring my... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:16:49 EST Talking to Myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4362362 I’m feeling soo impatient for Turbo Fire! LOL It’s like I love torture…because it’s going to totally kick my butt for awhile! Doing a P90X/Turbo Fire hybrid is such a well-rounded program as laid out by Beachbody! I wasn’t doing P90X right now, because there wasn’t enough cardio and Turbo Fire doesn’t have enough strength training. Disclaimer: IN MY OPINION lol <BR> <BR> I’m in the Summer 5% challenge, and they sent a sparkmail advising to write letters to yourself for the start of e... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:14:00 EST Do Others Give You Excuses? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4355302 I’m so TIRED OF MY EXCUSES! <BR> <BR> I can’t look like that….I had 3 c-sections. <BR> <BR> I’m 33…. <BR> <BR> You name it. <BR> <BR> Some of them I hear from my mother… the age one comes from my hubby. <BR> You know what? I’m TIRED of it. I’m going to reach my goals, and I’m going to just keep it to MYSELF. <BR> <BR> I’m actually in a really good mood, I am just discovering some things around me. I go onto this site and believe in myself and everything…then someone knocks me down.... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:07:27 EST My Week 2 July With Jillian Workout Plan - works with DIY too http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349277 Friday(today) - (Jillian) Maximize Frontside, Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3 <BR> <BR> Saturday- (Jillian) Maximize Backside, Turbo Jam 3T and Lower Body Jam <BR> <BR> Sunday - (Jillian) 6 Week 6 Pack level 1, Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2 <BR> <BR> Monday - (Jillian) Maximize Frontside, Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3 <BR> <BR> Tuesday- (Jillian) Maximize Backside, Turbo Jam 3T and Lower Body Jam <BR> <BR> Wednesday- (Jillian) 6 Week 6 Pack level 1, Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2 <BR> <BR> Thursday-(Jillia... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:28:19 EST Just doing some inner work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344517 Two weeks from today I turn 34. Yes, I was born on the anniversary of the moon landing lol <BR> I was thinking that I’m just now finding out who I am, but I think that’s wrong. I think over the years who I am just changed a few times. Maturity certainly had something to do with that, as well as, changing roles. <BR> <BR> I first became a mother at 20. I was a single parent from the day the pregnancy test read positive. Yes, he was out the door as soon as I told him. <BR> <BR> I mar... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:45:10 EST My declaration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4335601 Me, the person in this body, declare independence from my emotional eating. From this day forward, I declare myself Amy, the one looking for the best and healthiest way to deal with stress, sadness, lonliness, happiness, and any other emotion. <BR> <BR> I will pick up my knitting and crocheting again to keep my hands busy… boredom is not an eatworthy emotion either. <BR> <BR> I will finish my motivation binder I have started. This will keep my eyes on the goal. <BR> <BR> I will workout... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:03:48 EST Self-realization this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332483 I had a sudden realization today. <BR> <BR> I didn’t workout last night. I was sooo exhausted. I know pink eye is a virus, but can it wear you down like that?!?! Anyway, I binged again.. yes AGAIN. Then this morning I was thinking about why I did it. <BR> <BR> I punish my body for being sick. I get downright ANGRY with my body. The problem is, my body and myself are not separate. I have read, though, that people with eating disorders are very common to separate the brain and bod... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 10:01:17 EST My Yoovie Challenge Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4330565 <em>212</em> My Challenge Name: My Being the Badass Challenge <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> My Starting Weight: 132.4 (6/29/11) <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Four Other things I will be measuring during this challenge & their current stats: (body measurements, race times, crunch max, jeans size, whatever YOU need to track) <BR> <BR> 1. My WATER intake. <BR> 2. My waist size (will measure later today when I get home) <BR> 3. Workout calories burned. A pound a week in exercise alone (3,500 cal... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:07:23 EST Anxiety is NOT My Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4330483 Yes, I’m blogging again…and I think it’s because I need to give myself a swift kick. Not in the weightloss category, but more in the category of “calm down before they prescribe you valium.” <BR> <BR> I had planned to do Turbo Jam Cardio Party 1 and 3. They are fun, and I NEED some fun. It would also be a huge calorie burn. I ate pizza smothered in ranch yesterday (yes, I did, 5 pieces no less), after my MD appointment. I kind of wish I had felt sick this morning due to it, but *sigh*... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:38:57 EST Decision Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4330052 I found out I have pink eye…both eyes…and promptly binged. <BR> <BR> I think it’s time I made a decision of who I want to be/who I am. Am I Amy the person who can’t get over her personal demons? Am I Amy the health nut everyone sees? <BR> <BR> I like the health nut better. I really do. I also think it’s decision time. <BR> <BR> Today I do Turbo Jam… and have a blast doing it… tomorrow I start a July with Jillian challenge. <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:46:43 EST Scared of a Wine Cooler?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325597 So, I KNOW that alcohol is like, weightloss enemy number 1. In the spur of the moment, Sunday I bought a 6 pack of wine coolers. The Mike’s kind. Last night hubby offered me one, but Mondays are my weigh-in. I kind of freaked in my head. He drank one of them. 5 left…and I’m scared to drink them! <BR> <BR> He’s going to be angry if I waste them… so I’m thinking if I drink extra water and one a night…maybe it won’t be so bad?!?! <BR> <BR> I think I’ve lost my mind. <BR> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:04:09 EST Turbo Jam DOES Work the Abs, and Adding Jillian Back In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4320005 So I read and heard Turbo Jam worked your abs. I know there is a lot of punching and kicking…but I didn’t know how much Turbo Jam worked your abs. I KNOW you’re supposed to do abs last, but today I worked out in this order <BR> <BR> Turbo 3T <BR> Ab Jam <BR> THEN Cardio Party 2 <BR> <BR> OMG… The Cardio party nearly killed me after Ab Jam! I felt each and EVERY move that touched my abs! Ok, ok Chalene…I believe you! LOL <BR> <BR> 30 days til the concert. So the last month is upon us... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:06:05 EST Easier Day with a Reward! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4317396 I gave myself a “break” today and only did Cardio Party 3. Now, that’s the most intense of the Cardio Parties from Turbo Jam…and it’s 50mins…so I guess I can’t say it was a break? I didn’t do any strength or abs though. I also got to sleep ½ hour later. And, tonight instead of another workout, I’m treating myself to a library trip. Gotta love FREE rewards! No, I didn’t hit another milestone…I didn’t lose a bunch of weight… I am rewarding myself for rewarding myself. Yep, you read that ... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:48:22 EST Cardio Party 3 yesterday *WHEW* and Plans for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4314937 Oh wow Cardio Party 3 was fun! I had read some negative reviews about it… even going so far to say that Chalene’s skirt over her workout shorts was distracting. I have to disagree. And not just because I see the changes in my body happening. It just seemed to make it more fun. The workout was the hardest Turbo Jam video I have done so far, but I did better than I thought I would. Chalene says they are going to have a contest who can sweat the most… and I think I won! I was so proud whe... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:36:42 EST Turbo Jam... and stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4313773 This is going to sound crazy, but I have been doing mainly Turbo Jam for a week or so…and my pants are loose! I can totally relate on the bonus feature where Chalene says her friend called her all excited because her pants are falling down! Mine aren’t falling down..but they are sure getting roomy! <BR> <BR> UGH, I am so stressed lately. I’m all antsy and wanting to do things, but it’s SO hard with limited resources and kids that have limitations. My youngest is so introverted, and her s... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:09:04 EST Turbo Jam, Thanks to Sparkpeople, overwhelming support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4304660 My brain is always churning… I am deep in thought 99% of the time these days. Today I’m thinking about Sparkpeople. I joined this site a couple of times, but never kept up with it. This time has been different. I went to the Cincinnati Rally and I have been logging in daily ever since. Suddenly the people behind sparkpages were REAL. Sure, they always have been real, but the caring and kindness were real things these people possess. <BR> <BR> I’ve added more Sparkfriends, joined in o... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:30:26 EST So Motivated and not feeling well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4302647 I am sooo motivated. I don’t feel well, though. I have flu symptoms (and no, my tubes are tied lol). I tried to do my planned 55min workout this morning and got through 40min of it. I was going to do Turbo Jam tonight (sooo addicted to Turbo Jam!), but now I’m not so sure. I work 10 hours today, and I’m seriously dragging. <BR> <BR> I was reading some other Turbo Jam reviews on Amazon…I may pick up cardio party mix 3. I have the 5 disk set with a 20m workout, Learn and Burn, Cardio Par... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:18:17 EST OMG a realization....I think a lot of us do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4289937 I just had a realization at work… a co-worker said she was hungry and asked another co-worker if she should have a cupcake that someone brought in. <BR> <BR> I do this… I think most people do this. <BR> <BR> I eat what is OK with OTHER people. <BR> <BR> Who gets a say? The skinny me that is dying to show up for the concert in 44 days for some reason hasn’t been getting a say. However, my hubby gets a say… my co-workers try to have a say.. after I have said no thank you to ice cream... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:49:32 EST Working to get calories under control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4288353 Wow, I need to get my diet under control! I brought 2 apples for snacks to work today… I am going to keep bringing things like that. I love to workout… and that is not an issue for me. I just eat enough to not lose weight when I do. I know the 2 go together. I log my food too.. just too much of it! I seem to be always starving! <BR> I vow to work on this… starting today. <BR> <BR> The concert is 46 days away. <BR> <BR> What can I do in 46 days?!?! <BR> <BR> I can keep in my cal... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:13:21 EST All Jillian, ALL the TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4283322 Well, I am looking at June… kind of upset. I put a few back on (didn’t update ticker, will Monday). I know a lot of it is a depression about this new diet. It’s HARD… and I was so on a roll… I know I can do this, though. <BR> <BR> Well, we are in the final weeks til concert day too… It’s truly time to kick it into high-gear. Who knows how to kick it into high-gear?!?! <BR> <BR> JILLIAN! <BR> <BR> So, here is the workout plan for this week… and if I am loving it like I think I will, nex... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 13:52:55 EST Good for future reference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4280363 Foods I CAN eat <BR> <BR> DRINKS <BR> apple Cider <BR> apple juice <BR> apricot nectar <BR> bottled beer <BR> buttermilk <BR> cherry juice <BR> cola <BR> grapefruit juice <BR> green tea <BR> herbal teas: <BR> see below <BR> lemonade <BR> lemon juice <BR> limeade <BR> lime juice <BR> milk <BR> oolong tea <BR> pineapple juice <BR> wine <BR> DAIRY <BR> cheese <BR> buttermilk <BR> milk <BR> FATS, NUTS, <BR> SEEDS <BR> butter <BR> margarine <BR> mayonnaise <BR> salad dressing <BR> vegetable oil <... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 10:56:35 EST The State of the Kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4277205 Well, no procedure in my foreseeable future! I, however, have to have a x-ray in 6 months to check on the last stone again. It IS shrinking. <BR> <BR> The stones were made of Oxalate. I have to dramatacally change my diet. It's a major overhaul... most of the things I eat are high-oxalate. It's going to be a huge challenge to maintain a healthy diet with the limitations. <BR> <BR> Foods I should AVOID: <BR> <BR> * Beans in tomato sauce <BR> * Beer <BR> * Beets <BR> * Blackberries <B... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 18:43:51 EST Whatever it takes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4272377 I’m going to give myself credit today. I overate last night. It was bad, but it wasn’t a binge. Then today I ate a pack of Starburst. I think it simply is stress about calling the MD tomorrow. Well, I was about to avoid Sparkpeople like the plague. I just didn’t FEEL like it. I didn’t want to workout either. <BR> <BR> I give myself credit for signing in and logging yesterday. Logging today and including the starburst so I could tweak the rest of the day to stay within calories. Play... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:30:02 EST I have the world's greatest husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4269593 Oh to have the sweetest hubby in the world! <BR> <BR> I had to have a test today to see where the last kidney stone is. Then I had to head to work to make up 2 hours. I work 10h days and the holiday Monday is 8h paid. <BR> <BR> I was going to work more than 2h, because hey, money. This is what he said today. <BR> <BR> “Only do the 2 hours. At some point you have to take care of YOU. With all you’ve been through, and are going to go through, just work the 2 hours. Come home and we’l... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 10:25:07 EST Setting what goals I'm able to... Spark Rally.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4267217 So, I really, really want to set June goals. I have been working out twice a day and doing quite well in both the workout plan and weight loss. <BR> <BR> I want to set goals of continuing the working out… but I can’t. I can say I will keep staying within my diet guidelines. However, I may have to have the sound waves treatment for the last kidney stone again. Tomorrow I am having an x-ray done to be sure. *SIGH* <BR> <BR> I REALLY want to make goals. Really, really, so here are my... Tue, 31 May 2011 11:14:47 EST Sooo frustrated - just venting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4259748 UGH! WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO BE SO HARD?!?! <BR> <BR> This time, this time the weight is hanging around the same for sooo long. Last week I gained 0.8lbs and this week so far, I have lost 0.4. Really?!?! I’m working out, eating healthy, counting calories… why is it DRAGGING?!?! <BR> <BR> I need to reevaluate. I need to shape up the diet…big time. <BR> <BR> Maybe I need to lower the calories so I have a bigger daily deficit. <BR> <BR> I am going to start doing cardio in the AM and... Fri, 27 May 2011 12:12:18 EST 8 Weeks Out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4257959 8 weeks… 3 days… until my concert. <BR> <BR> I know so many others will be there…but this is my show. <BR> <BR> I read someone’s blog today where they stated Harry Potter saved them. I commented that we all have something like that. NKOTB is that for me. Everytime I have come out of something hard, painful, or downright crazy, I have had them to pull me out…sometimes kicking and screaming. <BR> I know it sounds silly, but I don’t care. <BR> <BR> The fact that I can see them at this po... Thu, 26 May 2011 14:26:56 EST I had the perfect excuse to not work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4252852 If you want an excuse to banish all excuses…I had one last night. <BR> <BR> Tornadoes. <BR> <BR> Yep, you read that right. Possibly had tornadoes here (Cincinnati area) last night. Apparently weather people have to analyze the damage? <BR> <BR> Well, the kids, hubby and I hung out in our hallway. We don’t have a basement. I am afraid of tornadoes, but all I could think about was I had put my workout clothes on and now had to sit in a hallway..I was pretty ticked. I even checked my... Tue, 24 May 2011 10:17:35 EST Workout Plans for the Week and Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4251441 So I’m using the Rally motivation to have a killer week! I put together a schedule that I can do. <BR> <BR> My goals this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Complete all planned workouts <BR> 2. Minimum 80oz water daily <BR> 3. Log food everyday – no matter what the results are <BR> 4. Be KIND to myself <BR> <BR> SO, here are the planned workouts- <BR> <BR> Monday – Tamilee Webb Upper Body 15min, The Firm Upper Body 30min, Cardio Box 30min <BR> <BR> Tuesday- Tamilee Webb Buns 15min, The Firm Lower B... Mon, 23 May 2011 16:34:39 EST This Past Rally, The Upcoming Rally, The Flying Pig... woo hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4250563 Can I just say the Rally was awesome?!?! The people were AMAZING… inspiring… and I’m so motivated, or should I say “Sparked”? <BR> <BR> I couldn’t stay the whole time due to my DH being very sick. He’s fine now, but the virus that tore through our house sucked. I hated leaving, but the experience was worth all the time I did get to spend there! <BR> <BR> In fact, I want to go to the Fort Wayne Rally sooo bad. My DH says it depends due to gas prices – Fort Wayne is a 3h drive. Plus m... Mon, 23 May 2011 10:19:00 EST Let's Get This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4235927 Down 2.8lbs. I’ll take it! I admit, at first I was a little bummed. I know, I know, but I guess I remember a time that I lost faster. I needed to remind myself that I am a little older, and I am doing it in a much healthier way now. I know this is how you make it last…and keep it off. <BR> <BR> This week my work schedule changes. It’s really for the best. I’m going to be working 4 10h days instead of 5 8hr days. It’s going to take a little getting used to, but that weekday off is goi... Mon, 16 May 2011 10:52:07 EST Just Hand Me My Cape! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4230158 Wow, I must have thought I was super woman this morning! I thought about doing two workouts today, one before and one after work. Then I read my Beck Diet Solution goal for today. Clean up my environment….so I thought “Yeah, I need to clean up the cupboards, bad…” so I figured I would do that tonight. <BR> <BR> SO, I did my Turbo Jam, put the kids on the bus, then did my Davina workouts. <BR> 885 calories burned total! <BR> <BR> That means to get my weekly burn goal of 3,000 I have t... Fri, 13 May 2011 11:50:45 EST Since when do I do math?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4228787 Oh concert diet… lol If you’re new to me, I am on a concert diet for the NKOTBSB concert in July. If BSB flakes out, I’m good with that. I’m a Blockhead, thru and thru! <BR> <BR> Of course it’s not the ONLY reason I’m losing weight…but it is my reason to have a date to get there by! <BR> <BR> Two of my best friends are on the NKOTB cruise RIGHT NOW… and boy am I jealous! I could never afford that or be able to leave my disabled kids for that amount of time… but I am so thrilled for them... Thu, 12 May 2011 19:43:54 EST Quick update...calorie burns! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4226413 Not much time to write tonight…but just wanted to update that I did a lower body workout that burned 616 calories last night…and a Jillian circuit training workout this morning. <BR> <BR> Can’t really walk….but I’m smiling! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 19:47:22 EST Competitions....motivation....thank you so much to my SP friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4223353 You know what? I have always, and I mean since I worked at GNC and opened a fitness magazine (Oxygen… been a subscriber for close to 10 years now) and saw the back section, been so inspired by fitness/figure/bodybuilding competitions. Heck, I had a ticket for the 2011 Arnold to go and meet my idols before this kidney stones incident. (doc said not to drive to Columbus :-( ) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I’m on a hungry search for inspiration… when I KNOW what inspires me! Success stories, competitio... Tue, 10 May 2011 14:44:29 EST