AMYSRUN4LIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AMYSRUN4LIFE AMYSRUN4LIFE'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/ Too Good to Be True... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461700 Bad news first... <BR> <BR> I've been training with a group on M/W/F at the gym I work at. For staff we typically don't have to pay for classes as long as there is room for us in that said class. Got news this morning that this training group is an exception to the rule <em>46</em> Our boss wants us to pay, which in all honesty I understand, but I can't afford it so I'll have to quit. Needless to say I am completely bummed about this because I have seen such a difference in my strength s... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:57:34 EST What Happened to My Measuring Tape!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449624 No kidding, I think someone is playing a horrible trick on me! <BR> <BR> I went to measure myself this morning and my tape measure is reading different numbers. <BR> <BR> Well, I thought...that can't be right, I'll check again....make sure it's on the widest part of my body and...nope...still the same. <BR> <BR> Hmmm? I looked at the tape and inspected it a little closer, looks like the one I used last time. I did find it right where I left it, so it would seem that no one even picke... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 07:52:46 EST Where do you find active wear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447355 I'm sitting here half ready to go workout...seriously, I'm wearing some of my regular shorts yet I have my workout tops on. <BR> <BR> I have been meeting one of our trainers for VERSA training (small group personal training) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5 am with some friends of mine. I really enjoy it other than when he CANCELS the workouts. I still could have gone in, oh yeah, but then I started rationalizing..."I can wait and go in and take classes instead or just make up my misse... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 08:35:48 EST For the Birds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415178 This back and forth garbage is for the birds! <BR> <BR> I have been on a crazy journey over the last year. Not being consistent with anything health related. Sure, I'd run a few miles here and there through the week but wow my eating habits are horrid! <BR> <BR> I WAS doing great in that area, I WAS working out 6 days a week, I WAS losing weight and toning muscle...so what happened? <BR> <BR> Well, I can tell you all I do know is that I'm tired of it. <BR> <BR> My motivation is not a pi... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 07:22:23 EST I'm Off..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349511 Visited my doctor yesterday to discuss my knee pain and luckily it is just a matter of getting my IT band stretched out. He said it was really tight and said everything else looked good.... <BR> <BR> except my weight. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> He asked me what was going on. If it was my knee problems/last years surgery on my legs that has be hindering my workouts or was it something else. I quickly said that I knew exactly what my problem is....it's ME and food! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 8 May 2013 08:27:42 EST Slackin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307702 I always seem to find my way back...why....because Sparkpeople WORKS! I know it does I lost 75 lbs that way! <BR> <BR> So where have I been? Well, slacking...that's where...well kind of anyway. <BR> <BR> I was training for the Heart mini 15k, it was back on St. Patrick's day <em>439</em> , yeah, well things didn't go so well. <BR> <BR> I have a tendency to push myself, and sometimes I go to far. This time I did, I hurt my knee and I don't even know how. I ran 5.25 miles and finished ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:54:34 EST Does this happen to you when you run? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233819 Working towards my first 15k I have experienced a couple of different things and I was wondering if anyone else has had the same things happen. I'm up to 8.2 miles, really wanted to get to 9.3 tonight but didn't quite make it...1.1 mile left and I was a kickin myself but I know I'll get there. <BR> <BR> First, after I've finished my run and I've stretched I get this sensation that my nerve endings are going off like fireworks. That's about the best way I can explain it. It doesn't hurt it's... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:54:54 EST Invigorating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223232 Had a GREAT run today!!! <BR> <BR> My goal was to run 7.5 miles in 90 minutes.... <BR> <BR> I ran 7.8!! I am only 1.5 miles away from the 15k! <BR> <BR> I truly can't believe I'm almost there. Now my goal is to cut back on my walking time. I ran a solid 3.1 miles then walked about 3-4 minutes, until my heart rate came down then I would run 10-15 minutes and walk a minute or two between so it wasn't too bad. My average pace was 11.5 minutes/mile. I'll try to increase that after I get to t... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:57:44 EST What's your take on protein shakes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219782 I have been trying out protein powders for the last week to find one that I enjoy and doesn't make me feel weighed down. I tried two whey and they were very good, however I felt kind of slow moving after drinking it. <BR> <BR> I tried several no whey, no soy protein powders and I do have two favorites. A couple I tried were almost unbearable and I had to choke them down. Thank goodness for sample packs, lol. <BR> <BR> So, in my opinion, Vega One Vanilla Chi was unbelievably good, however ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:14:30 EST A Bug You Want to Bite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213009 Happy Friday Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am in the best mood this morning! My hubby has been away on a work related trip and is coming home today, I can't wait to see him! <BR> <BR> I have been wondering some time now if I am intolerant to some foods that we consume on a daily basis, so I decided to try cutting them out and see how I react to them as I add them back into my diet. I already know I have an issue with dairy and eggs so I am going to have to watch how much of them I eat. I have hor... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:44:37 EST 1st week back and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199590 Oh, it's such a relief! <BR> <BR> Back to eating even a little bit better has already made a huge difference! I can definitely testify to eating properly especially before working out. Sunday I ate horrible all morning and when it came time to go for my run I struggled....a LOT. Today, and this might sound weird, but I forgot to eat breakfast. Made it all the way to the gym when I realized it, I worked out anyway but I couldn't focus on anything except my stomach growling. Not good! <BR> ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:04:59 EST Need Consistency! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180915 Been gone way too long Sparkfriends, but I haven't stopped moving! <BR> <BR> Picking up where I left off I have started working towards my 1st 10k, and possible triathlon (canoe, run and bike) that a friend at work has asked me to do with her. My confidence in myself to canoe isn't exactly strong, lol, but when has that stopped me before? <BR> <BR> We are adding a bunch of new classes at work that I am looking forward to taking over the next few weeks. One specifically is the Warm Yoga cl... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:24:50 EST Happy October! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085497 YAY!!! <BR> <BR> My husband starts his new job this coming Monday!!! Oh, I can seriously not tell you all how amazing this journey has been. He is such an amazing man of God and has an unbelievaly amount of faith that has definitley filled this house. <BR> <BR> We are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us next! <BR> <BR> We are not moving, which was one of our hopes. We really enjoy this area, as well as all of our friends and family. <BR> <BR> Only 1 month until our 5... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 17:02:00 EST Hey, I got some new shoes on.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065187 Great workout this morning! Took 2 classes, Power Core and Intervals...hope I can move tomorrow, lol. Great classes though! <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <BR> I did buy some new shoes (Asics) but not my official running shoes, those come next month! <em>334</em> They will also be Asics and I already have them picked out, just waiting to get them though. <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> Been training for the 5k and so far so good. Over the last few months I've been running about a 5.4-5.6 and last ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:34:10 EST Best Day EVERRRRRRRR!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048913 Ok, maybe no the best day everrrrr, but sure is close! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I started a team for the Fighting Hunger 5k coming up this November. I was very excited and looking forward to this race. Not only a great time but a great cause! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I didn't know that there was a drawing for a prize for "Early Bird Registrations" but it just so happens that I was and early bird this year. Yup, you guessed it...I WON!!! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I won a Kindle Touch! I never w... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 18:42:55 EST And It Begins.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039040 Tomorrow begins a new session and they have added a ton of new classes. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> I'm excited because I am teaching two classes, Kid Fit and Kid's Cardio Club on Saturdays and Monday nights. I can't wait and hope it goes well!! I talked to my daughter who took the cardio club during the summer and she said that the older kids were requesting things like kick ball, dodge ball and such so I should have a lot to keep them interested. It's great having that resource to get thing... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:07:34 EST The Holy Cocoa Racers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030263 <em>41</em> <em>39</em> The girls started back to school Wednesday. It is kind of bitter sweet because I love having them at home but now I can create a better schedule to get back to healthier living. It's hard when your running all day trying to keep them busy then realize when you get home you forgot to lay out something for dinner. lol. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I've been doing early morning workouts. Getting up at 5am isn't so bad, as long as you get a good nights sleep. I enjoy get... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:09:26 EST Working, working out and name change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018042 Yup, ABHOSIER is gone, finally decided to change my user name, figured it was time for a little SP makeover. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> 4 lbs gone this week!! <BR> <BR> I am definitely glad to see a loss. Even though I gained some back, and being on a plateau before that for so long and not seeing that number drop, this is something I really needed to see. <BR> <BR> I've been heading into the gym early in the mornings instead of trying to work it in during the day. We are so busy that it's ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:08:11 EST I'm Back....Round 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006290 Yes, I'm back. <BR> <BR> Last night as I laid in bed depressed and unable to sleep I decided it was time to get serious. I've put a few pounds back on and I am not NOT going to be a negative statistic!!! I refuse!!! I worked so hard to get where I am and I'm letting it slip away...well, NO MORE!! <BR> <BR> Since I've started working I've been making excuses to not workout or eat right and that it just absolutely unacceptable. <BR> <BR> The sad part is I work at the Y!!!! <em>24</em> <B... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 08:58:45 EST Core Everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941668 Yep, just found out that you should do core strength training everyday. Who knew??? Apparently everyone except me <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I heard one of our trainers talking to someone about it a week or so ago and decided I'd do it! So far so good. <BR> <BR> I have been increasing my running distance as well. My 1st 45 min run on Wednesday was 3.33 miles, Friday 3.7 miles and then today I ran 3.82 miles. I am very happy to see this and even happier that I'm able to do it! <BR> <BR> Ho... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:14:04 EST 2 Year SparkVersary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937217 Really??? 2 Years. That is so amazing to me that in this time frame I have come this far. Oh, I've definitely been discouraged and broken along the way but it was to lead me down the right path. <BR> <BR> I am so very thankful for SparkPeople and all my SparkFriends for their support and encouragement and I am also very thankful God has blessed me with a mindset that I can do all things through Him and a family that is unbelievably supportive. <BR> <BR> I was given the go ahead by my doc... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:13:03 EST Day One...Logging food and water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921944 I have about a week before I'm allowed to start exercising again and even then I have to start back slowly. So today I decided to focus on my water and food. <BR> <BR> Calories: 786 (so far, I still have dinner to go) <BR> Water: 64 oz <BR> <BR> I am hoping that by the time I get back to my daily workouts that I'll have my "diet" and water intake back on track. <BR> <BR> Day one is looking good so far <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:07:50 EST Overcoming Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914395 I feel like I have been gone for so long. I guess I have, really. I haven't been as active on SP even though I check in at least once a day but no where near as social as I use to be. I miss reading other's blogs and getting excited about them reaching their goals, giving and receiving support, and sharing my ups and downs as well, it is a great release when I need to vent. <BR> <BR> Remember that feeling when you were unhealthy and extremely over weight? Lethargic, cranky, headachy, body n... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:48:13 EST Almost time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895905 Getting ready to leave to get my legs marked this morning for surgery tomorrow. You all might be seeing a LOT of me over the next few days since it's going to be in the 90's and I'm going to be wrapped from ankle to groin for 4 days, lol. I don't think I'm going outside until Tuesday. Surgery is tomorrow morning, gotta be there at 5:30 in the morning. Will "talk" to you all soon! I have so many emotions about this but mainly excited and can't wait for my 1st run after surgery. Hugs all!! Thu, 24 May 2012 10:10:57 EST Finding my way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880861 Getting back on track is much easier said than done! lol. I have had a long enough break and need to start focusing on my eating habits. Exercise isn't typically the issue, I love it and look forward to getting my sweat on! But oh the eating. My husband and I both agree that we need to get everyone eating better again, he misses all my yummy and healthy meals. I do too! I don't see it improving very quickly though, little by little perhaps?? Start somewhere right? <BR> <BR> The next few wee... Mon, 14 May 2012 12:30:14 EST How bout that for some motivation!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841468 Getting a chance to get on Spark and actually blog was a challenge before my hubby lost his job but now it's darn near IMPOSSIBLE, lol. He is persistent, and in this case that's good. Now that he's back up and moving without pain he's back in the game and ready for his next adventure. We just don't know what that is yet, lol. It's great that he has such a wonderful attitude and outlook. Sure he gets down but we both know that God will provide, heck, He already has! <BR> <BR> As some of you ... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:28:58 EST Updates and Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4832504 Hey Sparkfriends!! <BR> <BR> Just stopping in to say hello and I MISS YOU ALL!! Things are still crazy but in a good way. We have had an amazing few weeks. My husband's surgery went VERY well. He is not having the abdominal pains he had before and has healed very quickly. I am so very happy to see him back to normal. <BR> <BR> I have been exercising, mainly running but did try some new things this last week. Our Yexpress moved to a bigger space and is now offering more classes. I tried out... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:06:49 EST It's Spark Time!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798230 Oh my, oh my... <BR> <BR> It has been so beautiful around here lately and I can't help the fact that I want to run and walk EVERYWHERE! I find excuses to get outside and get some of that wonderful sun!! <BR> <BR> I was off work today but of course I went in anyway and took the Cardio Mix and Muscle Max classes!! I was so excited! We went outside for the cardio class and it was FABULOUS!!! <BR> <BR> It's time for me to get back on track! I am noticing that I am finding time to run/exercise... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:19:56 EST Hurdles are Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779625 Oh Sparkfriends, what an interesting year it has been so far. I am trying to check in everyday but for the most part I have not been as active as I'd like to be. <BR> <BR> I have decided to give myself the weekend and then Monday morning I will be starting back on my Spark Journey full force. I know I have gained, not sure how much but it's only a few lbs, nothing great meal planning and great workouts can't defeat. <BR> <BR> I did hurt my back recently and I've been to the chiropractor 3... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 18:15:03 EST Teammate of the Week, really??? Thank you so much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769200 Thank you all so very much for the privilege of being Teammate of the Week for the 30 Somethings team. I am truly flattered. I am sorry I haven't responded earlier the craziness continues in this house, lol. <BR> <BR> Even though we have had some struggles I am staying positive and trying to stay on track. Some days are easier than others of course and I am finding my way again, slowly but surely! <BR> <BR> My husband has been referred to a surgeon to determine if he needs to have his ap... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 21:50:00 EST Yup, CrAzY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763703 What a crazy month it has been. I haven't really had the time to even think about posting a status update let alone a blog, lol. <BR> <BR> Well, I haven't really stepped on a scale all month. I've been struggling with fitting in my workouts but I'm starting to get back in the groove now. It's slow going but at least it's something. <BR> <BR> I love working at the Y, we are actually moving to a bigger building towards the end of March and my boss asked me if I would be interested in crea... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:42:19 EST Doctor's Visit with Some Interesting Info I Want to Share. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4727284 Friends, I had the most wonderful visit to the ultrasound tech today. Awesome woman, very friendly and funny. As she took pictures of my stomach, liver, gall bladder and kidney we talked about our weight loss journeys. She too has lost a substantial amount of weight and we discussed what happens to your organs during weight gain and loss. <BR> <BR> She took a picture of her liver at her highest weight and was astounded. It looked like Psoriasis of the liver and she was not a drinker. She sa... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:06:01 EST The Doctor's Appointment I've Been Waiting For... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718794 What a crazy morning! This was the doctor's appointment I've been waiting years for. I have had varicose veins since my early 20's. My dad had them and had to have surgery to remove them, at that time it was quite an invasive surgery. <BR> <BR> This morning was the ultrasound of my legs, results and what type of procedure he says I need and so on. So the ultrasound went smoothly, no real surprise there. And since I was so early I had to wait a bit for the results portion of my visit. <BR> ... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:42:07 EST Am I Starving Myself?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716590 Starvation is a severe deficiency in caloric energy, nutrient and vitamin intake. It is the most extreme form of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage and eventually, death. (wikipedia) <BR> <BR> I bring this up today because of a comment on my blog yesterday. <BR> <BR> I say thank you because this gave me a different perspective on my juice fast. I really thought about this after reading the comment and was happy to realize that I'm not starving, I... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:38:18 EST Me + Juice Fast = CrAzY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714556 Really! <BR> <BR> So, I'm on day 3. I was going to post a video blog I did yesterday but I just don't think I'm quite ready for that, lol. <BR> <BR> Day 1 easy, mainly because I was excited to start. The evening was more difficult because I had to cook and watch the family eat dinner but I got through it. Unfortunately I didn't even reach the low end of my calorie range and made myself go to sleep so I didn't cheat. <BR> <BR> Day 2, a little more difficult. I was more tired than usual ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:51:10 EST I BROKE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4708905 I did, I have to admit I broke it. It's taken a long tim for me to be able to admit something like this but I figured it's time. For months now I've been "maintaining" and I have broken that, oh, I'm just going to say it...plateau and I have freed myself from 2 lbs! WOO HOO!!! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>9</em> <em>236</em> <em>9</em> <em>236</em> <em>9</em> <em>236</em> <em>9</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> That has been a LONG time coming! Even through the ups and downs I've been hav... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:47:56 EST "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699221 So much has been happening over the last couple months. First I want to mention what another member said about plateaus, and I’m sorry I don’t remember who it was but the point she made stuck with me. “Don’t think of it as a plateau, think of it as practice for maintaining when you reach your goal weight”. What an awesome way to look at that! But it really didn't hit me right away until I was at the gym yesterday and realized that I wasn't gaining but maintaining! That’s fabulous! Oh, to boot... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:41:28 EST Have you seen this? What is your opinion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693831 <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>491</em> <em>488</em> <em>277</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>482</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>210</em> <em>147</em> <em>474</em> <BR> <BR> Have you seen this documentary? <BR> <BR> Truly amazing and has lit a fire under my arse! <BR> <BR> "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" <BR> <BR> A friend told me about his and, I was skeptic at first, I will admit. I though there is no way that is healthy, but curio... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:53:27 EST Who's got my back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689543 The last 24 hours I have been on this eating binge. Yesterday I got my body comp, my last one was a while ago. I have only lost about 5 lbs since then and I've been on this horrendous plateau for months now. I was thinking maybe getting this done would help boost my morale...I was wrong. All the numbers went up...not by much, only a point or so but still, COME ON!! <BR> <BR> The only numbers that did move in a positive direction was my BMI that went from a 29.6 to 28.8 and my Lean (fat free... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:24:55 EST "Only 1 Pound” **A MUST READ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680413 <BR> Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. <BR> Want to know why? <BR> It's because no one ever wants to lose me; <BR> <BR> I'm ONLY 1 POUND, just a pound! <BR> Everyone wants to lose 3 pounds, 5 pounds, or 15 pounds, but never only 1. <BR> So I just stick around and happily keep you fat. <BR> Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it. <BR> That is, until ... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:53:54 EST What's Your Secret? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671887 I have been asked several times now how I got here, how did you do it, what’s your secret? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I have an addictive personality. <BR> <BR> <em>270</em> When I was younger it was smoking…ewwww! I finally quit 2 ½ years ago!! WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> <em>494</em> I've ALWAYS been addicted to food. The greasy, fatty, salty, sugary, gooey anything that is covered in high fructose corn syrup, I was IN! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> One day in 2010, I went to the doctor and had a phy... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:09:16 EST What I've...Wait, I'm Still Learning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4664798 Hey Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> To start, this week has been quite amazing! I've stayed within or very close to my calorie range all week. Being a huge struggle for me I've actually noticed that several small meals works better than eating just three decent sized. So I'm going to stick with it for a while and see how it goes. <BR> <BR> A week or two ago one of the trainers, Nick, approached me and asked how I was doing. I said ok but he gave me this look, you know, like when were l... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 20:06:42 EST Marathon Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659826 I had to share, so funny! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsMw10KVVCk </link> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 14:34:03 EST I am NOT making any resolutions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4649789 However, I am going to set some goals! <BR> <BR> <em>305</em> After reading "The Spark" for the second time, which I really needed to do, I have decided to set some new goals for the New Year. <BR> <BR> It is funny how "The Spark" hasn't changed, it speaks the same message as it did the first time, BUT, I have changed so the message has different meaning. (does that make sense, lol) <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>85</em> Fitness Goal: To run my first 10k this Spring. I will accomplish ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:08:00 EST Reflection and Accomplishments 2011! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640382 Exactly a year ago I asked my husband for a gym membership after losing 25 lbs from home (and gaining 5 back over the holidays) from working out to BL DVDs. We joined the local YMCA express in January and I started immediately! I was so excited to get on an elliptical machine, something different. <BR> <BR> I received my first Body Composition that was hard to take in but at the same time it gave me very important numbers that were measurable. My starting weight at the Y was 257 lbs, body f... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:49:26 EST Today was... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632736 Today was GREAT...well so far...lol <BR> <BR> The morning started off ruff but when the girls are out of school it always turns into a struggle getting into the gym. Luckily my oldest is working out with one of my friends/trainer and her daughter which did help out a little. <BR> <BR> I was finishing up on the AMT when my friend, V, came over and asked if I was done or how much longer because she was going to have the girls run...and I decided I would jump on a treadmill and run with the... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:40:22 EST I just don't know anymore... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627433 Really I don't... <BR> <BR> One moment I want to say screw it and just accept the (over)weight I'm at and then I tell myself to get over it and keep pressing forward that I'll get back in the groove eventually. For weeks I've been stuck here...I lose a couple, gain a couple, lose 3, gain 4, lose 4...well you get the picture. I AM SO FRUSTRATED!!!! I just want to cry! Even the trainers at the Y have noticed my "down-ness" and showed concern. They see what I'm putting into this so I know they ... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:18:39 EST Stop the Sabotage! The Dreaded Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4621982 Oh, yes...I did it again! <BR> <BR> No not singing Brittany Spears, beating myself up over another partially failed weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <em>234</em> <em>234</em> WHY!!!!????? <em>234</em> <em>234</em> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday... <BR> <BR> I started off great! Saturday morning my hubby,B, asked me if I wanted his homemade french toast...well normally I would be like "HECK YEAH" but I said no, but if you want to make it for you and the girls that would be fine. Bu... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:01:13 EST Stop the Sabotage! Days 4 & 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4619629 Thursday... <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> Stayed within my calorie range again...WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Got in 10 glasses of water, a little low for my norm, but it's all good. <BR> <BR> <em>314</em> Burned 940 calories (35 min on the AMT, 20 min on recumbent bike and 15 on the elliptical <BR> <BR> This was great considering what I did....I made homemade caramels, just to see if I could...lol. <em>494</em> <BR> <BR> Someone asked me how I keep myself from eating them all at o... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 21:33:55 EST Stop the Sabotage! Days 2 and 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617121 Yesterday... <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> I accomplished staying within my calorie range again with around 150 cals left to spare. <BR> <BR> <em>493</em> I was even able to fit in a few squares of a hershey bar for my chocolate fix. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> I consumed 13 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> I burned over 1013 calories during my workout. <BR> <BR> Today.... <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> I drank 17 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> I burned over 1138 calories. <... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 23:23:13 EST