ANGGEL40's SparkPeople Blog ANGGEL40's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I Didn't Know I Would Be Doing Zumba Again! I have to tell you all that years ago when I was as my heaviest weight, I tried Zumba but I gave up like in 5 minutes of trying, I had put in my head that I hated it and wasn't going to try that again! I had seen plenty of people on here posting that they did Zumba and like it, I was like Not ME! Now here is the thing, I had poison my own mind against doing this workout like it was toxic or something, I had stored that doubt in my head and kept it there! I do love to dance because that's all ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:05:14 EST Day 7-Day 10 and Vacation! I did good Day 7 through Day 10, I finished the cleanse strong while I was on vacation, I ate healthy, the hotel had healthy foods, there Spinach, mushroom croissant was so yummy! Now Day 11 I went left, I ate what my family ate, I had a burger with all the trimmings and fries, I ate cake, ice cream, chips, had soda also! I know Sparkfriends, all that work to be putting junk food right back into my body and I enjoyed it all! Now listen, I am only human but with that being said, now that I kno... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:00:50 EST Day 5 and Day 6 Ok so I have been busy getting things for our vacation, but I did meet my goal for Day 5 and Day 6- water, detox tea, smoothies for breakfast and lunch, healthy dinner and plenty of fruits! <em>248</em> Today I did a lot of running around, also my allergies are acting up again <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a Bless and Wonderful weekend! <BR> <BR> GOODNIGHT <em>102</em> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 22:54:39 EST Day 4 WooHoo! Today was a good one, I got my smoothies in and ate a healthy dinner! I got my water, detox tea and my workout in! I was on point today, I motivated myself , I kept saying I believe in myself! So I know that I can and will do this! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a great day! <BR> <BR> STILL <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 21:37:34 EST Day 3 Today has been a little frustrating for me, I visit my Mom to make sure that they were all ok, because someone broke into their home, they almost got away with a tv but God sent my sister there just in time! They left the tv on the outside by the broken window but they got my Granny's jewelry! We are just glad they are all ok! I had to deal with my great niece who lives with us and is now in her trouble 2's, for some reason she wanted to cry! I had to go grocery shopping today without Hubby, ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 00:06:28 EST Day 2 Well today I slipped a little, I am being honest with myself! I did get my smoothies in for breakfast and lunch, I had my morning detox tea and water! I got my exercise in house cleaning and doing laundry! So where did I slip you say, I ate a piece of my daughter's birthday cake(it was yummy) and I also ate my favorite snack those oh so good chips! I know I shouldn't have but it was my baby girl's birthday and they really talked me into it! They seem to think I am to skinny, me skinny! I have... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 20:24:33 EST Day 1 Day 1 of my 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse went well! I had my green smoothie for breakfast and lunch! Today's smoothie was Berry Green! I snacked on an apple, a tablespoon of peanut butter, a handful of unsalted nuts and two boiled eggs. For dinner I ate grilled chicken and veggies! I did 30 minutes of exercise, oh and I got in plenty of water, also added protein to one glass of my water. Not a bad day but 9 more to GO! <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>550</em> <em>401</em> <em>521</em>... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 20:34:55 EST Mary Kay Benefits! I know we all are into eating healthy and getting those workouts in, but everybody needs to take time out to pamper themselves. I am a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant and I would love to help you look just as beautiful as you feel about being healthy! I have a website where you can go, take a look around and place an order(free gift with purchase)..This month we have the limited-edition- Beauty That Counts purchase helps transform the lives of women and children in need, from May 16th,... Wed, 6 May 2015 14:19:52 EST Quote For Today and Everyday! Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. <BR> Live one day at a time. <BR> Better yet....Make the most of this moment! ( Joel Osteen) <BR> <BR> I really like this quote and had to share! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday and Enjoy your day! <em>213</em> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:37:26 EST Having A Sparkful Day! I took a week away from my computer since my hubby and kids say I am to attached to it..I really did miss getting on Sparkpeople, but my family needed me more..I did continue to eat right and legs are still sore from my Friday workout... Sometimes I feel like throwing in the towel, with all the up and down weight loss...but I have decided that no matter how long it takes, it could be months or years from now, I will not give up on me..I will reach my goal!!! Today is a beautiful ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 15:11:06 EST It's My Birthday! Thank You Jesus! It's a Blessing, yes a Blessing to see another Birthday...I am 44 years old today..with aches and all I am still happy..I have gotten alot of hugs and kisses for my birthday..a tons of facebook birthday wishes from friends and family..I even got sung to by my beautiful Aunt and Uncle..also my wonderful Hubby, his was a little more sexier..but it's all PRICELESS! Lord I just want to Thank You..I am truly Bless! <BR> <BR> Sorry it's not about exercise..but its my Birthday an... Fri, 16 May 2014 11:50:43 EST Happy Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all the Spark Moms..Kids are truly a Blessing from God so enjoy your kids because every day is Mother's Day! <em>214</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 10:54:00 EST I Love Green Tea! Today for lunch I had a small green salad with lots of veggie in it and I tried this green tea called Inspiring Green Tea it taste Awesome and it's 100% Natural Green Tea Leaves..I have had plenty of hot Green Teas but this one is the best..I like to add a teaspoon of honey to my tea as well..I just wanted to share what I found..Hope you all are having a Wonderful Sparkie Day <em>106</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:57:38 EST Knee Pain! My right knee and side is in so much pain..maybe I shouldn't have kept pushing through the pain...I must remember it's ok to stop if I am hurting...come on 4 o'clock so I can go home! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday all! Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:22:36 EST I Need A Challenge!!! I am not feeling my best today but I will get my workout in before today is what I really need is a good challenge for the month..that way I can stay motivated and keep moving..I want to end this year healthy and much lighter..I am in a stand still...Please someone give me a challenge! <BR> <BR> I hope you all are off to a great start this month..It's Dec.1st.... Let's Go! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:49:33 EST My Thanksgiving and Black Friday! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Mississippi with all my family members(39 of us)..we are so Bless and was very thankful..Thank You Jesus..I went to the Black Friday sales again..first stop was Walmart for 2 Nikon cameras, we was there at 4pm and didn't leave until was a long wait ..oh the funny thing was that there was people really fighting over the sheets and towels again..then there was like 200 people waiting on those $49.99 tablets, Walmart only had you can imagine how m... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:34:59 EST WooHoo..I Slept In! Guess who slept in got it ME! I got out of my bed at 10 this morning(seems like no big deal to you) but it was a big deal to me..I usually start my day off at 5 am..since my vacation started today and the kids are out for the holiday as well..oh and it's cold, raining and sleet, I decided why not sleep in for poor Hubby had to go to work but it's ok he is Blessed with a job about 5 minutes from home...I even did my workout in my PJ's(this was a first)..I didn't want to com... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:42:19 EST Need A Kick In The Rear! Haven't been on much..been a little depress! I have a gas leak at my home, they have been digging up old pipes and putting in new ones every since Monday...and I haven't been able to cook like I want too(my stove runs on gas)..I am a little tried of eating out, even if it is healthy foods..nothing like my own..I have been working out some what and I know that's not good..normally I would workout 6 days..I have done only 2 workouts this week..I really need a push right now! seriously like a k... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:41:10 EST Back Pain!! Yesterday I hurt my back working last night was so horrible as I tried to sleep..I could barely move..I thought that the Aleve would help but nope! My Hubby went out in the middle of the night and got me some Biofreeze..He rubbed it on my today I felt a little better, I couldn't workout.. today is my Hubby birthday and our Anniversary(18 years not bad) we went out to eat(Olive Garden) and worries I ate healthy..but now I am hurting worst , even my neck and fe... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:50:49 EST Thought For Today! Thought for Today <BR> <BR> "The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. … There are no back doors, no free rides. There's just you, this moment and a choice." <BR> <BR> — Oprah <BR> <BR> This is so true! <BR> <BR> Smile and Make It Happen! <em>213</em> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:42:44 EST Sparkpeople Give Away! Did you all see the give away from Sparkpeople..a copy of Leslie Sansone's Newest Walking DVD..She has some great walking exercises..she is a great motivator..I use her DVD's when it's raining outside or just because I want too..the walking exercises are good for beginners or advance.. Don't skip on this one..go ahead and enter to win..Good Luck! Oh and if you don't win, her DVD's are not to expensive! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>213</... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:47:23 EST Healthy Hydration! <BR> Being well-hydrated is essential for good health. Our bodies rely on water to perform tasks such as flushing toxins from our organs and delivering nutrients to our cells. In fact, we’re made up of about 60% water! In order to maintain this critical balance of water in our bodies, the Institute of Medicine recommends about 9 (8 fl oz) cups of fluid a day for women, and about 13 cups for men. <BR> <BR> But what we drink and how much we drink can affect more than just our hydration levels... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:48:08 EST Alone Time With Hubby! So yesterday I told my Hubby that we should have taken off from work..He goes what for! I said so we can have some alone time since the kids are back in school..He goes oh ok! So early this morning around 5:30 he wakes me up and goes you ready for that time alone..I was like what(it's 5 something in the morning)..I still had my sleep high on..this man goes get up so you can help me put this fence up at the I have helped him do fences and I wanted some alone time but not like this.... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:14:55 EST It's Almost Time For School! School starts Thursday for my kids...I took them shopping today...My goodness everything is so expensive..even kids socks and underwear....I really hate school shopping...and my poor kids had to try on so many clothes and shoes...but we did it...afterward I took them to their favorite place to eat(Taco Bell)..they seem to perk up again! It's like 104 outside the heat is so dry..hopefully it will rain and cool down...but for now I am back home in the cool watching cartoons with my baby girl...... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:09:54 EST Glad To Be Home! Oh my God..I am finally home from Odessa Texas <em>224</em> ..I went to my cousin wedding and I must say I have a lot to complain about! First off we was on the go from the time we got there..his parents keep everyone busy..we ate at two restaurants and the food was nasty..even at my cousin wedding the food there was nasty, I have never been to a wedding where there is no fruits or water(Really)..I don't think the people in Odessa Texas can cook..The hotel we stayed in(Hilton Garden Inn)..... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:54:43 EST Lifestyle Activity As Healthy As A Gym Workout! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great article..I had to share! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Get Motivated <BR> <BR> Lifestyle Activity As Healthy As A Gym Workout <BR> by Carol Krucoff <BR> <BR> One woman started walking laps around the soccer field instead of sitting during her child's practice. One man stopped driving to restaurants for lunch and started walking to lunch instead. <BR> <BR> These were some of the small changes that added up to major health benefits f... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:47:06 EST Enjoyed My Weekend! My weekend has been filled with baby girl had her sleep over..I had six little girls all screaming and laughing for no reason..they really have some good lungs..they played games, ate this and that..even played tricks on one another..they didn't wind down until 4 am in the morning but was back at it at 10 am(I was like what the heck)...but by 2 baby girl had enough, she fell asleep on her I took them all home and let there parents know that they will be crashing so... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:31:24 EST June(I Was In My Zone) We made it gang..we are at the end of June..Pat yourselves on the back for hanging in there! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I made it through June(In My ZONE) working out 6 days a week for an hour or more..a few times 7 days a week..I got at least 10 glasses of water in a day..I was mindful of what I ate and keep it under control <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> My workouts consist of cardio, strength training, walking and my favorite dancing! <BR> I did Sizzling Salsa Dancing , some Zumba, Sweatin' To... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:03:14 EST Eyes Bigger Then Our Stomach! Yesterday my Aunt from Mississippi invited me to go eat lunch with her..My Aunt is 3 years older then I am and we are best friends..she is also on the journey to good health.,,I hadn't seen her in a while and she looks Amazing..We decided to eat at Red Lobster it's our favorite as we were deciding what to eat..I said we should get the chili shrimps on the bed of lettuce for appetizer(if you have never tried them please good!) then we decided that heck we was going to go ... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:36:37 EST A Sweet Tooth Snack! Here is a snack that will help that sweet tooth craving! <BR> <BR> I mix 16 almonds and 3/4 cup of Honey Nut Cheerios together(no milk) <BR> This snack gets me through the day and helps when I want something sweet to eat! <BR> <BR> What's your sweet tooth craving? <em>29</em> Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:18:18 EST Still No Energy, But I Did A Workout! Yesterday I did not have any energy at all...I was moving so I figured my body was telling me to take a hubby also said I needed a break from working out so hard..he said exercising is my life now and I need to slow it down..but I feel that if I do..I will want to get back into my old habits and be lazy again. I think that once you get into a good habit it becomes your lifestyle! My friend PRESBESS said I can take a little tiny, itty bitty break..and I did just that becaus... Thu, 23 May 2013 23:12:09 EST Thank You For The Birthday Wishes! First of all I would like to thank each and everyone of my Sparkfriends and Sparkteams for all the Birthday wishes and guys are all really put a SMILE on my let me tell you, I spend all day yesterday for my birthday looking for clothes for my daughter and son so they could go to their school's Spring Fling..will upload photes..and today is the big day..ran around getting my daughter's hair and nails done(also got my hair done)..then helping them get dress..t... Fri, 17 May 2013 22:17:03 EST My Sisters Worked Out With Me! WooHoo! Today I was excited when my sisters asked me could they join me in exercising..I was like WooHoo! You see both of my sisters have been obese every since we were baby sister would workout with me from time to time, but not often enough..she was diagnosis diabetes about a month younger sister is only 36 , wears a size 18 and she has a mental health disorder so it is hard for us to get her to do other sister is 40 and wears a size 22..she really doesn't seem to mind h... Wed, 8 May 2013 19:23:22 EST My Rest Day! Today is my rest day and I have done just that..I been watching tv, talking on my phone, surfing the internet, enjoying my family..I didn't even cook today..we had Subway sandwiches and salads..I really love Subway's salad..I like adding all the trimmings..I don't put alot of meat in my salads either! <BR> <BR> I know that my day has been how has your Sunday been? Good I hope! <BR> <BR> Smile, <BR> Angelia <em>30</em> <em>20</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:43:18 EST Metabolism Boosters! Let’s face it, we all want to do away with excess fat, especially this time of year. Winter is over and it’s time to start getting in shape for summer. Exercise is definitely one way to go, and I highly recommend incorporating it into your lifestyle. But food can also boost your metabolism, which leads to weight loss. <BR> <BR> Metabolism is the amount of energy or calories needed by your body to maintain itself throughout the day. Every body has a different metabolism, and those with more ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:15:57 EST Wonderful sunday! My Sunday has been so wonderful...first my Lord woke me up early this morning and I Thank You Lord for Hubby and I was up at 6:00 this morning playing and laughing..I love those days..then he cooked me breakfast(black forest ham omelet with onions, tomato, bell peppers with salsa and wheat toast) after breakfast we continued our playful mood out on the deck, the back yard is starting to really look beautiful again..I think I burned alot of calories letting my Hubby chase me. <BR> ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:46:23 EST My Monday Blues! My Monday is so Blue...I woke up feeling bad...thinking after a quick workout(that lasted only 20 minutes) that's all I could do..I took my shower and ate my breakfast(fiber cereal, half a grapefruit and low fat yogurt) ready for work and head out the door..well much to my surprise, my day was going to get worst..made it to work still feeling not so good <BR> , about an hour later up comes my breakfast and my head was pounding like someone was stomping on it..I had to come home and my sw... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:35:47 EST Didn't Spark Yesterday! Yesterday I didn't get a chance to Spark..Went to Mississippi for a party that my Aunt had for her son who is leaving for the Air Force on the 16th..we had a good time, but I am going to really miss my little cousin..I know that God is going to take real good care of him..and we are so proud of him! <BR> <BR> I hope that you all are having a Great Sunday..I think I will get me a little workout in today, I need some energy! <BR> <BR> Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be a... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:48:48 EST Doing A Challenge With A Friend! My friend asked me to do a challenge with her..I said sure..I think this challenge is going to have me sore tomorrow. here is it! <BR> <BR> Do This 3 Times a day she say smiling <BR> <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> 10 Push ups <BR> 20 Sit ups <BR> 25 Squats <BR> 20 Lunges <BR> 80 Jumping jacks, plus your regular workout <BR> <BR> Seems simple enough..(not) those jumping jacks, every time I jumped and raise my arms it felt like I had to go(to the bathroom)..that was 240 jumps and me Praying to k... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 19:24:19 EST A Little Pick-Me-Up! This is usually my rest day, but I need a little I turned to my mighty elliptical, put my headphone in my ear and got to rocking..about 10 minutes in my fat was crying(sweat)..I did 45 minutes on my elliptical, but I didn't stop there I got 20 minutes fat blast with Sparkpeople..this is a great workout...I am feeling good now that I have blasted away some fat <em>314</em> ..I just need a little pick I have plenty of energy <em>244</em> <em>353</em> <BR> <BR... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 17:26:24 EST I Worked Out Today! Yesterday I hurt my foot while jogging, and I felt it all last night and I decided since I couldn't do my normal 2 miles..I strength trained my upper body..I think that's better then doing nothing at all..I am going to take it easy the rest of today and hopefully tomorrow it will feel better! <BR> <BR> I Am Okay..I WORKED OUT TODAY! <em>34</em> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great workout! Keep Sparkin' Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:59:51 EST Day 5 Of My Walk/Jog Intervals! I made's Friday and I got my 2 miles walk/jog intervals done..tomorrow is my rest day..but I feel so good knowing that I challenged myself to do this..and I plan on keeping it going.. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> Patting myself on the back! <BR> <BR> Today has been a beautiful day..looking forward to a restful night of reading and watching tv.. <BR> <BR> God Bless All <BR> Angelia Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:51:28 EST There She Goes With Another Stupid Interval Blog Update! I decided to get my intervals in early this I left the house running at 7 was cold, but I had my gloves and hoodie seems like everyone was up cooking bacon and sausage..or maybe I was hungry, but I ate my normal which is fiber cereal and yogurt before I left..I even thought I smell some boiled crawfish <em>4</em> ..I did manage to get my 2 miles walk/jog intervals done! <BR> <BR> I know you are most likely saying there she goes with her stupid blog intervals..oh w... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:12:16 EST Intervals Day 3 I got by intervals done for today..the sun warmed up nicely..I had to pull some layers whole body was burning today(burn baby burn)..the sweat just kept coming..I also had a little outdoors fun with my Hubby and kids..they are a hoot..I really enjoyed our family time..the weather here gets like 29 degrees at right now since I have gotten out of my shower..I am cold..I need to start dinner..I am a little late! I think I am going from one conversation to another..Well I hope ... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:27:01 EST Intervals Day 2 I am really into doing intervals this week..I walked/jogged another 2 miles again today..I really am trying to challenge my heart needs to be stronger and my body needs to stay fit..I don't want to give up, I want to keep going..just doing this makes me feel better about I enjoy the outside..I get a chance to walk with my Lord and talk to Him..He has Bless me in so many ways, good and bad..but He is still here with me..Thank You Lord! <BR> <BR> I am going to do interval... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:51:39 EST I Did Intervals Today! Today has been one of those days..I had a headache all I broke my eye glasses, which left me not being able to see that good while at work..I decided that I wanted to get my 2 miles in even if I did have a headache..but I took my cell phone just in case I got light headed or dizzy..I decided to do intervals, I walked for a while then I jogged for a while..I did more jogging then's a first! The sun was shining, but it was cold since the wind was blowing, but it felt nice ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:16:06 EST Sparking Time! Five days is to long time away from Sparkpeople,but I had to take a break and give all my attention to my sick babies..Good news, my baby girl is doing better and went back to school yesterday(no more fever) and my son is well also..Thank You Jesus! I am ready to get back into the swing of thing..I miss my Sparkfriends..looks like I got alot to catch up on.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a great day and to catch up on you all blogs, post and WooHoo moments! <BR> <BR> B... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:15:16 EST My Week Has Been A Bust! My week has basically been a bust..since my baby girl has gotten the flu..I really haven't had time to workout or eat correctly..I don't think I have gain, but again I might have..I do know that I will not beat myself up behind kids come first, all other will fall in place later..I do know that each day is a new day to look forward to getting a workout in next week I will get back into doing me...I Can Do It! <BR> <BR> But on another note, I went to Walmart yesterday to get s... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 16:11:31 EST Went From A Nasty Cold To The Flu! Took my baby girl back to the clinic, her cold has went to the flu....they say she can't go back to school until it is cleared up..and now my son is coughing and sneezing...Jesus..Jesus..yes I have to call on His name..because when my babies are sick I feel bad right with's going to be another long night..I did manage to get a 30 minutes workout in...but I would have liked to have gotten in was such a beautiful day..the March wind was strong and he sun was shining so brig... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:26:01 EST I Am Tired!!! Whew today has been one of those baby girl is sick, she has a nasty cold and fever with the doctor gave her a shot and some medicine..but she has been sleeping on and off all day..My poor baby is really sick, she hasn't even got on her computer today..I cleaned all day..then I had to run out again to get some groceries(God You are so good)..I am tired and sleepy but I got to rock my baby girl back to sleep first..maybe I will read a book to relax a little! <BR> <BR> I hope yo... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 21:58:11 EST