ANTHONYSGAL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANTHONYSGAL ANTHONYSGAL'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/ What are you doing to challenge your body to bring about change?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586594 Ok we are all the first excitement glow and energy from the surge of weightloss when you first start on your fitness journey. Then it happens BAM...you hit that proverbial BRICK WALL that won't seem to budge for nothing. Where that's were I am..who am I kidding. That's where I've been for the betterment of 8+ months. It sucks and I don't like it.. I've come way way too far and I'm a much stronger person than when I start my journey almost 3 yrs ago. <BR> <BR> So in order to bring about chan... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:58:33 EST I'M BACK!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552870 Yes it's me...and yes I've missed all you guys as well.. Been going thru some personal family stuff since April that came to a head at the end of August and the last say three months particularly the last month has been a big huge to say the least emotional rollercoaster ride. But armed with what I've learned bout eating and exercise through my Sparkfriends here and my own reading I have maintained my size 14..That I believe is a HUGE success within itself but I want and DESERVE more... I nee... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:55:26 EST BLC 22...My goals and how I plan to achieve them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385332 WOW this is my first blog in sometime <em>40</em> ...I need to get back on that ...for all my <em>223</em> ,I <em>382</em> . I have been busy as of last month and a half with a personal issue but I'm still here..I won't let outside forces deter me and let emotion lead to shelf sabotage...by God's grace I've gotten to the point where I can feel,deal and not be an emotional eater...this is HUGE cuz I know I'm actually living a lifestyle change and it feels so <em>345</em> ... <BR> <BR... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:59:55 EST Meatless Monday and my 1miler jog/run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238110 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l774086976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I saw this and thought it rather comical...but I really was bent over after my one mile jog this morning. But yet in still it felt <em>250</em> ..and I loved the way running felt..I wanna do it again not sure when but it's one of my goals for 2013 so it has to get done <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Now onto <em>496</em> Monday...this was.a.challenge in that I love my meat but not so MUCH of a challenge that I cou... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 00:59:48 EST NEW MONTH..NEW CHALLENGE...GET YOUR SQUAT ON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233182 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l885793082.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's February..the month of LOVE..so I choosing to do a challenge I love to hate and my body more specifically my butt will love me for..not to mention my thighs and core SQUATS!! Don't quite understand the love/hate relationship between us two..I find it quite comical to say the least cuz they are so easy to do if you do say 20..but this is a challenge so my goal to start is no less than 100 a day.. Most days I pl... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:13:25 EST My Vision Blog for BLC 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228122 So my goals for BLC 21 are this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l742105409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ****lose 10lbs <BR> ****lean out <BR> ****be a size 10 <BR> <BR> To do this I plan to do and ROCK OUT my RevAbs..and I just added on a squat challenge for all of February. Doing this along with other forms of ST will help me tone and lean out. Do kettlebell and up my weight used for ST..plan to get to some reps with 20lbs dumbbells by end of round. To lose 10lbs I plan t... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:11:25 EST GOT A NEW CHALLENGE...WHO'S IN?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220198 So in sprucing up my sparkpage and Revving it up in honor of my RED Team on CAMO Crew I was looking up fitness pics to make my page pop.. I added quite a few check them out plus my new on FIYAH page...but I came across this pic here: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1075487025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So in February in honor of the month of <em>129</em> I'm gonna do the exercise I LOVE to HATE and my glutes,abs and thighs will love me for....SQUATS!!! So who's gonna j... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:26:45 EST GOALS AND PLANS FOR 2013"The Year Of AWESOMENESS" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184962 Yes that's right leave it to me in my true DIVA style to dub the whole year of 2013"The Year of AWESOMENESS" <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for 2013: <BR> 1.First and foremost strengthen and nurture my relationship with God..with Him all things are possible..this I as well as many other can attest to is so true. He has given me so much and I've been particularly needy and called on Him way more often than I've given Him my time.. This will change I need to feed my spiritual self so my ph... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:18:21 EST LONG LONG OVERDUE END OF BLC BLOG WITH PICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163939 OK so at the start of BLC I issued a personal challenge to myself to lose 15lbs and to fit in a size 14 <em>40</em> . Well fell short by 1lb...I started BLC 20@191 and ended at 175... Not sad or mad pretty darn tooting proud of myself cuz thru the other various challenges I managed to keep up and do my TF...I LOVE TF(actually that's an understatement but we'll go with that for now) <em>246</em> But I'm glad to announce ta ta ta tada: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:30:09 EST Who Said Anything About A Break?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155447 Ok so BLC 20 is coming to an end and there is a few weeks in between the start of BLC 21. So free time right? No this would be free time if I was on a quick diet fix to fit in some dress for some special occasion or losing 20 lbs to look good for a vacay...but this is not a vacation this is my LIFE. Hence why I use the term lifestyle change and I'm quick to correct someone who says what kind of diet are you on? I instead say the changes I have made is I eat this instead of that or either I ea... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 00:44:17 EST RELAX...GET TO IT...MY TOP 5 DESTRESSORS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125620 OK.. part of my weekend challenge to blog about ways I destress so here goes: <BR> <BR> 1. <em>218</em> ...yes dance...put on one of your fav get down and boggie songs and just dance around..improves your mood and burns extra calories. 2 for 1 baby <BR> 2. <em>246</em> ...laugh til you cry..laughter is therapeutic and now you're not just crying cuz your stressed <em>334</em> <BR> 3.find your zen...meditate,clear your mind... Like they say "clearer heads prevail" <BR> 4.Relaxing hot la... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 00:12:12 EST My 10/10/10 plan for November..and Oh yeah doing doing a kettlebell challenge too http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117443 Ok I'm dubbing November...No Stopping Me November.. I'm doing that cuz I'm not going to use the excuse of "oh its the holidays" to gain weight...Oh course its the holidays you have <em>428</em> and dressing, <em>497</em> and not to mention all the desserts... <em>471</em> <em>475</em> <em>35</em> and did I mention my little princess Mia turns 2 November 16th ..so there's <em>44</em> cake before the holidays even commence...but wait dont fear I have the solution... <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:46:29 EST My Overview of BLC 20 and Where I plan to go from here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109330 So we are half way thru blc 20 <em>40</em> Man it's going fast but maybe cuz I am having such a great time <em>236</em> Dont get my wrong I've done plenty of working out <em>33</em> and sweating <em>198</em> but I think I've hit my stride.. I'm back home on CAMO with some of the most <em>345</em> and greatest women I know on the <em>432</em> ...Chell one of the leaders became my friend as many of the ladies have and we kept in touch even when I missed out on last round of BLC..... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:49:29 EST OCTOBER 3RD 2012????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092128 What is the significance of the date? What does it mean? That was last Wednesday the day I step on the scale for my weekly BLC WI and the scale read 185.4...being sick I paid no particular notice to the number just happy to see the scale move dowmward...then it hit me later in the day...holy Toledo I've lost 50lbs!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> First and foremost <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> to God... He is the reason why I am where I am.. He helped me to realize that it was okay for... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:56:04 EST what do you wanna be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073843 Ok let's be real we all LOVE to hear someone say you look skinny right? But for some of us skinny is not an option based on our gene pool from our family and the structure of our body... I myself know that when someone says "Mary you are getting skinny" the simply mean they notice I'm losing weight. <BR> <BR> So with that being said in my journey I have resolved to be HEALTHY NOT SKINNY <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l46633697.jpg">...I do these things consistently to be h... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:59:41 EST MOTIVATION=YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071279 Most of us are doing our lifestyle change for various reasons---our <em>183</em> <em>183</em> ,to get fit to become <em>79</em> ,for our upcoming <em>336</em> ,etc. etc <BR> <BR> Not to many of us say we are doing it for ourselves (at least not at first) that's usually a last admission...but today declare it the day to put yourself front and center. Repeat after me.....I WILL DO THIS BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l493169001.jpg"> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:47:35 EST need motivation to workout more....try this it works for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071005 Let's face it . We all get the blahs bout working out but I found this one thing to be extremely EXTREMELY helpful <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l330295213.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been doing this for months now and it works great for me... It helps to alleviate the "I'm too tired at the end of the day" excuse not to get the workout in and promising to do it tomorrow and tomorrow never comes. <BR> <BR> So if you find you cant do it at the end of you day...set your <em>128... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:16:43 EST ok pic of how i spent my me time....whacha think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070998 Ok this week has been a hum dinger since tuesday....one thing after another after another and ending with my 7yr old turning 8 yesterday so end of week ended on a high <em>339</em> cuz had to put my mommy <em>441</em> on and do the stellar <em>44</em> <em>236</em> I'm known for so Makayla's bday and this weekends BLC challenge helped me turn my <em>39</em> into a <em>334</em> ..this week's events cross my mind but I'm strong and will move forth. <BR> <BR> So onto how I spent m... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:05:08 EST master plan for BLC 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064252 I know I'm sqieezing this end but wanted to try to see if I could get better pics but here goes nothing <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l499714067.jpg"> this is me <BR> <BR> Now from my problem area <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l574627741.jpg"> i call this my pudge...it's my badge of honor from my 3 csections I had to have with my gorgeous baby girls...keep the kids lose the pudge <em>246</em> ..if the scale didn't move one single inch more but I got ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:56:52 EST cucumber water--yes I made it( loved it) and recipe enclosed and a random sidenote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043277 So I had been seeing for quite some time the big craze of cucumber water. Now I LOVE LOVE them . I eat cucumber salad and I eat bout a cup of them on my salad. But in my water I was a bit suspect. So after seeing my spark friend BET212 had tried it decided to give it a whirl. So last week I made some at work and it was a BIG hit. They had me make it 3 days in a row. <BR> <BR> So here is the recipe I used tweak it how you see fit. I start with a standard tea pitcher(li ke the ones that are u... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 00:12:06 EST My Bday and September goals and challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041207 It's finally here...my bday and athough I didn't hit my targeted 175 mark I am pretty happy with myself that I did accomplish my NSV I had set for myself--to fit go my little purple top. I am so thankful to God that I am healthier and fitter than I was last year and by his grace I know he will help me thru to reach my happy medium. With that being said my goals for Sensational September are short and sweet. <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> 1. Lose 5lbs-this would put me within 10lbs of my evaluation ph... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 13:22:34 EST my NSV for the month and looking forward to sensational. September. and. my. bday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036884 Okay I bought a purple top two months ago too small on purpose to have a backup plan for if I didn't see the scale reach 175 for my bday on September 2nd. Now some may say I set myself up not to push myself to reach 175 by buying the top as a backup"constellation" prize but o contrar . I have been working HARD to see 175 the <em>192</em> just wants to play <em>18</em> advocate and have me get frustrated when the scale doesn't move quite as much as I would like it to. That's why I am SO SO GLA... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:50:31 EST one month of butt lifting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015871 Ok..let me clarify. <em>246</em> one month of Brazilian Butt lifting...BBL for short <BR> <BR> Let me start off by saying I love this program.. It's <em>345</em> ... It's a <em>250</em> workout and tons of fun.. And that's what you want in a program...fun and results and boy did i get them.. Here are my stats: <BR> Start 8/9 9/9 diff <BR> Wt:198 191.5 -6.5 <BR> R arm.12.5 12.5 0 <BR> L arm 13 12 -1.0 <BR> Chest 45 ... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:39:33 EST my goals for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995706 First off this is a big month for me...the month before my Bday on September 2.. I will be 41( and might I add I think I look pretty good for my age <em>334</em> ).. I feel good but I know I can feel so much better... This time next year I will be able to say I feel <em>250</em> <em>104</em> . My goals for this month are very attainable but I do have on lofty on to challenge me to <em>386</em> beyond my limits.. That is to lose 10lbs...lofty yes but still attainable cuz I still have like... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 02:09:59 EST my nsv from this weekend and confirmation and affirmation to my spark friends..it's not always bout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984125 Long title I know but very necessary <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So onto purpose of my blog...lately particularly since I've reached onederland the <em>193</em> has not been my <em>223</em> ..it has refuse to cooperate with what I fully well know I've been doing eating right and exercising..but the scale won't move.. And I know in my head I haven't reach the point where the lbs struggle to come of I have like 40lbs more til I get to that point..but I still stay the course I hope the scale ref... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:20:51 EST GOALS FOR JULY AND LAST TWO MONTHS OF OPERATION 22lbs SLIMDOWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952973 WOW...I havent been here in a loooooooooong tme...i actually believe this is my 1st blog all year...Starting today I plan to have that change...cuz as I blog I can both hold myself accountable as well as have my friends hold me accountable as well..YES it does start with YOU first but when you put it in black and white for all to see it gives you more checks and balances... <BR> <BR> For the month of July, my workout plan will consist of walking,ST,BBL(Brazilian Butt Lift) and occasional car... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 03:00:08 EST 36 days to make 36 changes to healthier you and make 2012 the most FANTABULOUS year of many more to http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598518 OK...yes I know the title is long but you know me...you know I LOVE <em>26</em> to write colorful and expressive blogs <em>246</em> . So with that I have both a challenge and a <em>38</em> for you my spark friends--with 36days left in the year what 36 changes will you make for a healthier you and lead you into 2012? And are you up for the challenge. <BR> <BR> I have been not in a spark funk..but unable to spark as much as I would love to.With the approaching holiday of <em>429</em> and co... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 02:23:45 EST MY QUEST TO LOSE 17.4LBS BY DEC.31 TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT 199!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555270 So this will be the blog post I was excited to post a day ago. This is my ist on in over a month and this is one of the back to basic I feel I need to do--even if just once a week to put it out there so I can be held accountable and for honest constructive feedback or criticism--we may not always see where we can improve but an outside can--and I want all eyes on me at all times <em>334</em> , But in all seriousness 17.4lbs in 9 weeks so no small task not for the energizer bunny that I am <em... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 02:53:01 EST First LCW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4483869 First LCW ever as part of the BLC <em>244</em> ...was wondering what I would be able to do cuz this is my usual double shift, but it was kinda slow at work..so I bypassed my grocery store trip to get home to rack up some more points for my Crew...love ya guys---YOU ALL ROCK!!! Plus I can do grocery shopping tomorrow I am off...so here is the breakdown: <BR> walking--60 minutes(morning) <BR> ST-30 minutes(morning) <BR> Supreme 90-23 minutes(legs tonight) <BR> Taebo Cardio Sculpt-53 minutes(ton... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:59:31 EST GOALS FOR BLC 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4479867 So I have been thinking of what I want to achieve during my 12wks of my challenge with the BLC and the elusive CAMO Crew..now these ladies are awesome,powerful, driven, determined, and no holds barred so I gotta BRING IT--I think I am fierce but not half as fierce as some these women but it's just my first round and I'm just getting starting so these are the goals I decided to work on: <BR> <BR> 1.Lose 15lbs <BR> 2.Read the Spark from start to finish and start applying some of the things in ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:59:54 EST Doesn't the scale know this is my bday month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4472826 <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Okay all jokes aside know..ok I knew I was gonna see a little, slight I was hoping gain on the <em>192</em> due to my margarita consumption on last friday and saturday for my bday but I even done them without my normal salt or sugar rims.. and mind you I have had drinks since I started sparking and didnt see a weight <em>15</em> but I know I overindulge so know I gotta pay the price..so I am gonna ramp it up even more and ... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 00:46:06 EST When I Door Closes Another One Opens..My Final Blog For My Avocado Team and My MUB for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4459756 Ok ok I know that was a mouthful...but it's time for my monthly update blog for my M2W challenge and to get points for my <em>345</em> Avocados..I actually had started writing this blog several times today and have closed the window...other than posting my final points and updating my tracker, this is the final thing that I will do as an Avocado and I am rather saddened <em>39</em> by that..the strength and endurance of several of the women on this team is undaunting. I have made lasting spa... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 00:51:37 EST You can learn alot in 11 weeks and what did I learn exactly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4453782 So just under 3 months ago, I joined and started a challenge with my new spark Challenges for Sparkers with Lots to Lose led by the <em>345</em> Jody known on Spark as GLMOM2. I was initially drawn to the team for the obvious reasons..the title duh <em>334</em> ..I love challenges, I am a Sparker, and I have a lot to lose to get to my goal weight of 160(from the start it was 75lbs as of last monday August 21 being 220 it is only !!) <em>244</em> <em>244</em> But I must say I have thoroughl... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:58:43 EST Week 4 WUB and learning to manage the pace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4452150 As much as I am trying to stretch this week(cuz this is my final week competing as an Awesome Avocado) and as much as I want it to hurry and past(cuz Mia comes back from here visit with herDad), this week has seemed not to have enough hours in it for me..I know this is in part as I am sure alot of the mommies on my Mommy to Wowwy team and just mommies in general had to deal with the return of back to school. Luckily and thankfully this didnt not interfer with or hinder my workout, but this fi... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:37:20 EST CALLING ALL SPARKERS---NEW,OLD AND ALL THOSE IN BETWEEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4447024 Please bear with me as i do this cuz I have to spark from my phone. Laptop is not cooperating with me.. Tomorrow I start a project that is near and dear to my heart. Not from a personal standpoint but from both a personal human and mothering one. I am this year's Hope Captain for our Chili's annual St.Jude Children's Research Hospital. Being a Mom, I know how I feel when they are just sick and don't feel well in general. Had my own personal scare with my two yr old Zoe. Can't begin to imagin... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 01:27:52 EST week 3 of Awesome August--WUB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439212 Okay so this week was pretty routine for me..the part of the challenge that i worked on the most was sleep..between my M2W challenge and my challenge with my team Challenges for Sparkers with Lots to Lose i was able to get 8 hrs of sleep a night. I'm trying to make this the "norm "as opposed to just concentrating on it just cuz its due to a challenge. It has been numerous articles I have read about how not getting the proper amount of sleep releases the hormone cortisol which has alot to do w... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 00:15:11 EST Halfway thru my first round of Supreme 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4435155 OK so last night with completing my round of Chest/back I looked and realized that I am thru my first round of Supreme 90 already...it seems to be going fast..tonight when I get off work I do the workout entitled Ultimate Ball <em>319</em> ...it is 30 minutes of an intense and fun workout..I have a rest day on friday and then it is back to 7 days strong..it is funny how it works out that I actually finish the first 30 days of Supreme 90 on thursday September 1--the day before my bday...I wann... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:18:59 EST Today was a test and I passed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429596 Today I feel other than any day I had I could have threw caution to the wind and ate everything in sight but i didn't. .and boy believe after the day you heard that i had you probably would have given me a pass. Well the day starts with a HUGE back and forth two hr disagreement with Mia's Daddy..it wouldn't had bothered me so much cuz he usually is always the one calling and apologizing..but he comes on wednesday for two reasons to come for us to celebrate his bday early which is Friday and t... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:59:43 EST Pushing Through Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4427337 I have been participating in a challenge with my team Challenges for Sparkers with Lots to Lose for 10 weeks now and as part of this week's challenge I have to tell some of the obstacles I have pushed through so far in my weight loss journey. One of the first things I had to push through was working out on a regular basis. I was activity do to my job but never really exercised. I do it at least five days a week now and most of the time it is 7 days I do something even if it is just walking a... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:59:48 EST Okay OkIs it just me or did it just feel like yesterday was Monday--Second week of August recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4424742 Okay I know that is super long but this week zoomed right passed me..I'm not sure if it's because I feel the window of time I have to my bday narrowing in on me cuz of my 15lb goal I wanted to achieve . Although I want to reach that goal I won't be disappointed and beat myself up and let it lead me to sabotage all the progress I have made this far. I had to struggle to push myself to get my 6hr of sleep a couple of days this week and I had to work on upping my freggie intake.Next week i want ... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 14:37:58 EST In three weeks...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4420011 <em>40</em> Yes I am shocked...So many things are happening in three weeks. In three weeks I will be at the end of my first 3 month challenge. In three weeks, my team of the Awesome Avocados on my Mommy to Wowwy team will be disbanded <em>46</em> ..In three weeks, my challenge with my spark team Challenges for Sparkers with lots to lose will be coming to an end..In the three weeks, I will embark on another personal 3 month challenge. In three weeks, I will be turnig the BIG 40!!! And now for... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:51:54 EST Day 6 of Supreme 90 and Still going strong--84 more to go!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4415796 So first off let me state how ecstatic I am to say that when I weighed in this morn I still weighed 222.2---I know that is still weird to me too..whats the odds of that number coming up--I should play the lotto on that one. Wanting to see a drop in the numbers with doing the Supreme 90 but I still havent completed a week of it yet so cant be too bummed about it..So this week I am just gonna push a little harder and dig a little deeper and see if I can squeeze out a weight loss.. <BR> <BR> So... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 00:58:49 EST Day 2 of Supreme 90 and First Week of Awesome August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410995 So I finish my first week of <em>345</em> August <BR> ..this week with my Mommy to Wowwy team the challenge was pretty basic and I needed that..I continued my routine as usual with my walking,water,strength and staying in my caloric range. .I also wanted to get at the very least 7 servings of vegetables a day..That is something I am going to continue to work on this week along with continuing along with my Supreme 90 program..speaking of which day 2 workout is entitled Ultimate Ball it was ... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 16:33:53 EST Day 1 of Supreme 90---89 More Days To Go!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4405914 Today was a practically productive day for me...earlier in the morn my mom watched the munchkins while I got my 4mile walk in with my Leslie walking dvd and got my strength training in..I feel like I am cheating walking inside but the Texas heat is super oppressive now and even saying that is a severe understatement...but I feel at least doing the 60 minutes with her is doing something and I still enjoy it..I plan to do strength at least 5 days a week but I am going to do less reps on days I ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 00:48:13 EST THE REFLECTIONS OF JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4398517 So July wasnt the bang up month I wanted it to be but it had a pretty good spark to it. I started and completed another weight loss routine-kettlebell with my dear friend Meg--we did it Mama <em>224</em> ..I didnt achieve the weightloss I was hoping to but at least I did lose both inches and pounds <em>104</em> ..I lost 3.4 lbs and my measurements are as follows: <BR> chest from 46 to 45 <BR> arm-12.5 unchanged <BR> thighs from 25 to 24.5 <BR> waist from 48.5 to 48 <BR> pudge(below belly butt... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:50:00 EST week 4 recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4396871 Can't believe the end of July is here..this week challenge made it possible for me to work on my 8 hr of sleep something I have to push to do. That i would say would be my only struggle this week. That coupled with not having a set workout routine since this is my lull week-if u wanna call it that-before I move forward in my last and final month of Operation Let's See How Much Weight Mary Can Lose By Her Bday On Sept 2nd...yeah <em>104</em> I'm so excited but more on that tomorrow <em>334</e... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:59:51 EST OKAY NEXT UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4386466 Okay so I finished my kettlebell routine on Saturday and now I need to post my numbers but two things--one being mother nature is being particularly brutal this month and giving me a severe case of PMS!!!!!!(YEAH ITS THAT BAD---SUPER BLOAT) <em>15</em> and secondly,Zoe my two year old was doing her great impersonation of mommy and was using my tape measure and hid it in one of her many so carefully strategically hiding places <em>246</em> ..Isn't funny how it's our houses but they know all th... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:05:36 EST Week 3 Done Bring on Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4381263 So with week 3 of my M2W Challenge it was a steady as she goes week..I didn't have any major difficulties this week..it was a very chill week so to speak..I kept to my routine of walking and 10 glasses of water,walking and finishing up my kettlebell routine with my rockstar teammate Meg <em>104</em> ..we made it <em>334</em> . <BR> This week I'm just going continue walking and do some taebo routines here and there and gear up to start my Supreme 90 if I can ever get the dvd set..they sell ou... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:14:11 EST SUMMER SLIMDOWN CHALLENGE REVISITED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369184 So this week as part of my challenge for my team CHALLENGES FOR SPARKERS WITH LOTS TO LOSE,part of the challenge is to revisit the 5 goals and see how far you have c:ome and also how we area doing on our bad habit. My goals are: <BR> 1.lose 15lbs <BR> 2.get up to ten glasses of water daily <em>248</em> <BR> 3.walk everyday <em>248</em> <BR> 4.workout 60 minutes daily <em>248</em> <BR> 5.destress-destress-destress(only got 2 down need to work on the third one lol lol ) <BR> So I have thr... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:59:07 EST july challenge week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4367377 So this week I was able to make it thru my second week of <em>323</em> and despite all my best efforts I still step on the scale even though I said I wouldn't til the 3 wks were over..but stoked i did..I continued my habit of my 10glasses a day habit..a habit I am quite proud of..and this week's challenge made me aware of my freggie intake..I plan to finish my kettlebell workout strong..thinking of upping my cardio to help aid in having big #s at the end of the week next week...I plan to pre... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 00:40:49 EST