ARIABOO10's SparkPeople Blog ARIABOO10's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What has been happening It has been a good while since my last bog, also I haven't been on here much. Well I did find my dress!!!! Now just need to lose a decent amount by January so they can start the long process of altering it (it arrives in January and the girl ordered a huge size, hoping they have to order a smaller one!!!!!) Well she decided to order an 18 when the 16 was pretty lose!!!! Well lose in most areas just not the ladies! <BR> <BR> Ryan and I went to Houston last week and had a blast! It was great ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:31:55 EST Wedding date and dresses! So we are tying the knot August 16 2014!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I've looked at a few dresses but going to CO to look Saturday with my mommy :). I have a dress in mind :) <BR> <BR> Also started insanity!!! CRAZY!!!!!! Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:52:04 EST Motivation, Motivation, Motivation Well my lack of motivation has caused a little bit of weight gain! Now also could be my Thyroid! I will blame both!!! <BR> <BR> Well I am now on a new dose of Synthroid. So hopefully things go back to normal! People were not kidding when they told me if I needed a new dose I would know! Things were just way off! So far this new dose is kind of helping and it's only n=been a few days. Hope in a week or 2 I feel like me again! My blood test said I didn't need a new dose but my changes in mood ... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:11:09 EST Challenge ending and last weekend... got ENGAGED Last weekend I got engaged!!!! Was dead on about the flowers!!!!!!!! SP gave away the type he got! <BR> <BR> Well my challenge has ended this week! I think I did good. Did not meet my goal wight during it but I did lose a great amount during it :). I am now 171.4! And I think I lost 10-15 pounds during it. Cannot wait for a summer challenge!!!! <BR> <BR> I managed to hit my calorie goal more. I made it a goal to hit 1200 a day. Realized I was eating about 500-800 a day in the beginning. ... Fri, 10 May 2013 21:50:05 EST SP ruins surprises Well if nobody has noticed SP now has ads that involve things you have looked up lately. I've looked at rings, dresses, and even different cable companies, and so forth. Well SP has had ads everyday for those things I have gone to! <BR> <BR> Well get home and log on to track things and notice FTD is popping up every place I go on here! Plus ads for the hotel we are staying at in CO! And I booked it the other day and have not been on that site since! <BR> <BR> I am going to go out on a lim... Thu, 2 May 2013 21:56:23 EST Motivation and this week First my motivation!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ok first is just an engagement ring! Want to look good on day he asks and on photos. <BR> <BR> Second is a tattoo. When my dad passed away when I was 13 I always knew I would get a tattoo in memory of is a now maybe! Terrified of needles. But want to be toned already so I don't lose weight and it look bad lol. So weight loss first then maybe a tattoo. It will be some kind of Rock ... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:56:41 EST Engagment rings! So I found out Ryan had a huge plan to ask me to marry him Thursday! But when he went to get my ring it was gone!!!!! It was my number 1 out of the billions we looked at, and by my expression to this one it was obvious it was the one <BR> <BR> Well turns out the company only made 1!!!!! And that is all they were making! One of a kind!!!! I only knew he planned to purpose bc he told me we had to look at rings again, and the jeweler kept apologizing. He said they could make it but it would cos... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 22:29:51 EST Working at my branch tomorrow!!! WOOOO No more driving to Amarillo for training! Get to work in my branch finally! I am sure I will train more the first few days but I think it'll be much nicer working with my "family" and all of our clients.... EXCITED! <BR> <BR> Sooooo excited to be apart of HAPPY! Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:28:14 EST What I hope to accomplish I am doing a spring challenge and here are my goals for this <BR> <BR> -Get on a better workout schedule (I have a calender but I hardly follow it) now hat I have a job <BR> -lose 10 more pounds during this challenge <BR> -make sure I am getting enough calorie intake. Goal is 900-1200. Lately it has been really low due to not eating from being sick and stressed <BR> -get my confidence back! <BR> -Also make sure those calories are good calories and not junk food! <BR> <BR> I am doing awesome... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:21:55 EST Photos from this last hike and of SADIE noticed I've added more photos on blogs recently on here than on my Facebook...:) <BR> <BR> SP is taking over my life!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Notice the people walking on the formation... Went all the way up to that and then the top! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Almost there!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Ryan and I <... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:45:39 EST 4 hour hike (this is short, more tomrrow) Well today we went back to the canyon to hike to the Lighthouse rock. Today was supposed to be in lower 70s but 82 by the time we got out! <BR> <BR> I DID NOT FALL AT ALL!!!!! And at one point if you want to actually go all the way up to the formation you have to go up a steep slope! Then you can actually climb up the formation next to it!!! We did that!!!!! Photos to come tomorrow. <BR> <BR> We didn't get to look at rings but have to go see Ryan's brother tomorrow so we will go then :) <B... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:14:02 EST Looks like we are keeping Sadie... Foster Failure! Well we have talked more and more about Sadie. She has become so attached to us and the others we fear she won't do well at another home. She has met some people who were interested but she wouldn't leave my side. I told them she is really shy at first. <BR> <BR> Our dogs ans cats have really fallen for her as well. We have not made it official yet. Now that she is done with her heartworm treatment and allowed to get excited and all we will be training her more and bringing her around more ... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:48:18 EST Bad choices and fun times! Red Velvet Milky Way cookies! This past week mt best friend (might as well be sister) came for a visit. She was here for a week and we did tons of adventuring and also some very bad things. I ate tons of NONO foods and did not do as much working out but only gained 2 pounds. <BR> <BR> I figured it would of been like 4-5. We got wasted, ate candy, got wasted more, and ate more candy. Now toward the end of her stay I said no more and started my diet again and also had her join in 1 workout. She barely could do it so I fel... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:56:20 EST computer New computer! But can't get the monitor to work!!!! Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Using my very old laptop that is roaring at me!! I HATE TECHNOLOGY! <BR> <BR> This desktop should solve my killing laptop sprees... 2 in a year!!!!! WHOOP! Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:48:42 EST My weekend and last Thursday play I will start with Thursday! Ryan took the day off so we could hang out and do some hings in Amarillo before the show. We had to wait till 2 to leave because it snowed. Well he took me to The Big Texan! The first time I ate there my steak was MOOING! And for the price and fame of this place you'd think they'd get an order right. Well our waitress did say she was new and they were packed. <BR> <BR> This time was amazing! My steak us perfect and sooooo juicy. Also they didn't have a 3oz choice... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:49:53 EST Monthly visit go away! You are ruining everything Today has not been very productive at all! I just feel like being super lazy and eating chocolate. O gosh do I want chocolate!!! Thankfully there is none around or it would be being devoured in a very cannibalistic way!!! <BR> <BR> I only want chocolate sooooooo bad because of the damn visitor! I swear she wants to sabotage me! Usually cravings are at a minimal but this round she is trying to win! Everything I look at looks tasty. Even things I hate are looking tasty!! <BR> <BR> Listen lad... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:54:04 EST My V-day Yesterday was amazing. Ryan had off and we spent it watching movies. We had agreed on no gifts but around 5pm I get a huge package and when I pen it it is filled with roses. We attempted cupcakes using water, cake mix, and yogurt. Well that was an epic fail!!! They pretty much never cooked. I(t was really fun though. <BR> <BR> Dinner was nice! Fresh broccoli, corn, potato, and steak. We usually eat ribeyes (I avoid the fat) but last night we did sirloin. It is a leaner cut! But Ryan got a t... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:45:26 EST Why couln't I take things more serious earlier? March come later! So I know I will not make my goal by the end of March! I slacked and also didn't take my thyroid seriously! Now that I've done most of the recommendations for my thyroid and have cut out other junk the pounds are coming off. <BR> <BR> I should of done what I am doing now and maybe I'd be at my goal haha. But hey at least it is happening now. Better later than never! So I started at 193 and gained weight and that's when I decided this needs to stop. Not going to let my body defeat me! <BR> ... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:44:45 EST Best way to avoid empty drinking calories: DD!! We went out with some friends last night and I am usually DD (I used to hate it b/c I always was) but I was the first to volunteer! Plus DD has is perks, you get all non alcoholic drinks for free. I stuck to water and the bar tender also gave me tons of cherries. <BR> <BR> So for those calories I saved I did cave and eat an apple turnover! Gotta bake for drunk people haha! It was amazing and it took all the strength possible to not eat a 2nd one. They were tiny and it fit in with what I had... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:13:03 EST nothing's better than a good book and a cup of tea on a cold night It feels nice to be reading more again. TV was starting to run my life! Once you can tell your bf whats on everyday almost all the time makes it bad!!!! So yesterday when we were in Amarillo I got 5 new books! Well I've read a few before but they are so great I want them again! Almost done with the first one! <BR> <BR> Living so far from a book store is lame! Everyone tells me to purchase Ebooks but I hate looking at a computer screen to read things. It's not right in my opinion! Plus there ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 21:37:47 EST AmazingDay Got my nails done and Ryan took me on a date!!! more tomorrow, I'm about to pass out. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:58:57 EST 7 pounds down! And a huge project for my freinds dog rescue! So far am 7 pounds down and couldn't be happier! It really is mind over matter :). I used to never put myself down and lately I had been. Well I stopped and just kept giving myself compliments and Ryan's compliments helped as well. And BAM starting to lose weight. Now just need to stay on track. <BR> <BR> Last night did have a small slip. I had Ryan go get me a country cone. Well only one bite got taken because it was gross!!! The cone was soggy and the ice cream had a funny taste. I had to... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 11:15:59 EST Beyond excited for next week! So next week I am going to pamper myself! I used to do it all the time, not sure why I'm overly excited! Maybe because I have not treated myself to a Mani/Pedi in 6 months! Also have not dyed my hair in about 8! <BR> <BR> Think I really need this. Getting my nails done Monday after we drop Sadie off at the vet. She is getting her last 2 heartworm treatment injections. One Mon and the other Tuesday. Pretty sure we are just going to cave and adopt her! She's very attached to us and we are bec... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 14:33:47 EST Ryan has made my day! Keep the compliments coming baby. Well today Ryan out of the blue brought up how amazing I am looking again!!! He talked about how dedicated I've become, how things are looking toned up, and how amazing my energy is. Also it's making him want to do more about himself!!! <BR> <BR> I am loving these compliments!!! Hope he's not just saying them though. I've noticed that my jeans are getting a little bigger! But still not down a pant size...well my waist might be but my thighs are not! So I printed out a photo of a wedding dres... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:39:42 EST Well no weight loss this week, but Ryan cheered me up real quick I stayed with-in calories everyday but didn't really make super healthy choices. So it's my fault. Was a little disappointing but everyone makes mistakes. <BR> <BR> After I got ready Ryan smacked my butt (he rarely does that) but he said the most amazing thing ever to pretty much boost my semi disappointment up!!! He asked if I was wearing my running spandex under my pants. (I wear it while running because my thighs rub). I told him no and asked why and he said my butt was super lifted and ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:07:12 EST Treadmill= death trap Well today I fell on the treadmill... thankfully I had the stop thing hooked to my shorts. I'm ok!!! It was pretty funny :). Pretty clumsy as it is so it was only a matter of time. Ryan's only request is that I run on it while he's home. He had already worried before but now he will really worry. <BR> <BR> Gotta love him for caring though! I usually don't get hurt when I fall, guess my body is used to the random trips. The best one was at HEB (miss that place tons). My old roomie and me wer... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:57:34 EST Transformation 2011-now! And 2 random photos in the mix So I was going through old photos from Spring Break back in 2011! I was at my heaviest (at least then) but still felt hot enough to put on a bikini and I could still fit my favorite dresses. Well now I am pretty self conscious and don't like showing things off! Well I enjoy my boobs but my tummy doesn't do them justice anymore <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I'm in the white and black. This dress still kind of fits but lets say it goes to m... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:09:23 EST Treadmill Day 1 and Ryan is fianlly joining me! I did my C25K today on the treadmill. Must say I liked it more than running around inside. I did 30 minutes! But will get back on it later. I'm thinking 30 min in the morning then 30 min at night, then doing my 30 day shred sometime. <BR> <BR> <BR> I love it!!! I can get something called an ifit and it is like a trainer and also it is Google map compatible!! Trails in Europe here I come! Also other countries maybe even some mountains!!! Going to have fun with this. <BR> <BR> Ryan has fin... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:15:44 EST Trip to Houston and mommy Well Houston was great!!! Wish we didn't have to leave. We got home about 10:30 last night and passed out! We were up since about 5am so yeah haha. My mom really liked Sadie as well and the girl who rescued her was excited to see her. Sadie even got to see one of her puppies!! It was a great reunion. <BR> <BR> My second mom reallllllly loved Ryan and that is great! He enjoyed Legally Blonde the Musical as well. Must say Coach has done an amazing job!!! So glad she liked Ryan! Going to keep... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:53:46 EST 1/15 Seeing my mommy tomorrow!!!! <BR> <BR> Today on the way to Amarillo to drop off the dogs my fitbit fell out of my pocket into the snow. I didn't realize it until in Amarillo that it was missing. When I got home I looked all over the house. Then went outside and it was sitting in a spot where snow had melted. Thankfully the snow melted there because I wouldn't of thought to dig in the snow! <BR> <BR> I was gone about 5 hours and it still works!! At first is wasn't but I red it that it neede... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:48:36 EST This will all be worth it in the end So I am still not seeing anything new with my weight. It does discourage me a bit but I know the reason. I have been told over and over again how hard weight loss is with hypothyroidism. Why couldn't this wait till I was like 30? I have already done tons with my eating habits that is recommended for weight loss. Well today I called a nutritionist!! <BR> <BR> She was really nice and answered my questions on what I should avoid completely with my thyroid. Pretty much the biggest thing is what... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:11:19 EST Sore beyond belief, yogurt, and date night In so much pain today! My legs hurt so bad then when I sit down I have to debate getting up even if I need to get up. Do end up getting up but it hurts. No pain no gain right!! I did my couch to 5k already and now I'm relaxing until by 30 day shred! I'd take my day off today but tomorrow is a busy day and so far cannot find a time to squeeze it in. <BR> <BR> May just wake up at 5 to get it all done. But I know I'll be dying of hunger because I have to take meds on an empty stomach and then ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:20:12 EST Thyroid results Went to the doctor for my test results yesterday!! And to both of our amazement it is PERFECT with the dose I'm on now. So we talked more about the hair issue and my nails cracking like crazy. He thinks the hair loss is from the radioactive iodine, he also thinks it could just be the fact my body still isn't fully used to the change in thyroid levels and that it's just still showing symtoms of certain thyroid related things. Also he said this could be a HUGE factor in why I am not losing weig... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 12:31:43 EST Doctors visit Will post more in detail tomorrow but things look good <BR> <BR> Just really pissed I have to pay $85 to sit there 3 hours waiting to talk about test results... If you're going to make someone go in for test results charge a recheck fee or don't charge at all!!! Some people don't have $85 they can just hand right over Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:42:55 EST Starting over Will not lie what so ever haha. These past few days I have been pigging out! And I have not done the 30 day shred in a good bit. So tonight I am restarting the 30 day shred!! Also trying to be done with sweets. But as any lady knows there are times you will bite someones head off just for a bite of chocolate. Well that has been me the past few days. I told Ryan to hide the stash and if I go crazy just to lock me in the bedroom haha. <BR> <BR> Chocolate detox!!! I told him he better not touch... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:28:05 EST Dog Discrimination Remember that saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover"? Well it is true! The book to referring to people and other things like dogs. I am mainly talking about this bc I have seen my second Cane Corso (in a photo on here) and the fact thugs are giving them a bad name. Just like they have with pitties. <BR> <BR> I worked at a vets office a little over 2 1/2 years and then for a few months (yr later) when I was back in Houston for treatment. During the long period I only met one Cane Corso. I ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:38:06 EST Physically drained The past few days have been hectic!! Complete detail clean of the house! from the ceiling to the floor. Also baking for my friends trip and going to the store tons of times bc I forgot things. <BR> <BR> My back is having minor spasms and my feet are swollen from the constant moving around with boots on. Had to wear boots b/c our porch is frozen solid and I have the best traction with them. And going in and out constantly! <BR> <BR> I have barely moved today. Wish I had my back meds but hav... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:10:46 EST WHOOP!!! Thanks and Gig Em I am so proud of my Aggies tonight!!!!! I was cleaning and baking most of the game but I had the television up nice and loud. <BR> <BR> Sharla is about 3 hours away!! Will be here around 1am... Brisket is done, her on the road snacks are done, and dessert is done!!! Going to spoil her and her family tonight with food. They still have a 6 hour drive to go after they stop here. Figured feed them so well they won't have to spend money on fast food.... plus there's not many stops once you drive ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:08:56 EST Friday needs to hurry Excited for Friday! Aggies are in the Cotton Bowl and my friend is stopping by for a visit. She is going to Colorado for a few days and has to pass through my town. <BR> <BR> I miss her, and she is bringing Aria's BF! Aria will be so excited to see Kai :). <BR> <BR> Going to make her snacks for the rest of the trip (she still has a good 6 hours to go). So excited!!! Ryan says we can grill out while she visits. Also her mom and dad will be joining! Love them! <BR> <BR> Will try to stay on ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:36:08 EST photos of Dec 2012 Aria playing in the left over Christmas snow <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Theodore and Aria <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sadie in her Christmas dress jacket (still not enough body fat to keep her warm).. She is also on leash because of heartworm treatment <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Palo Duro Canyon.. We found the Lighthouse ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:51:42 EST Had an amazing day Ryan took me to the Palo Duro Canyon today b/c he felt bad about us not being able to do Red River. <BR> <BR> We hiked and found a rock formation (the one they advertise) we were beginning to think it didn't exist.. We had been a few times but just driving. We looked at the map today and low and behold you have to hike to it.... Pictures tomorrow morning. Sleepy and still have tons of things I need to do here. <BR> <BR> So happy!!!! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:58:34 EST Doctor Call Ok so I called the Dr about my head and random pains. It wasn't my normal one bc he was gone. Well this Dr told me to take an allergy pill and see if that helps. <BR> <BR> Well it did!!! He said that a lot of people are having horrific allergy issues now because of all the cotton fields. I told him I wear cotton all the time. He said a lot of people aren't allergic once processed but tons can't stand the plant. And this is the time of year they harvest it. <BR> <BR> Glad I feel better. Red... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:41:31 EST Another Doctors appoinment sometime soon Dreading calling the Doctor tomorrow. I may wait not sure. Yesterday I started getting shooting pains on the right side of my forehead. It's not a headache but every 15 minutes or so I'll get a huge pain. And it has been happening today and now my right eye is pounding. Can't even touch it! <BR> <BR> So think I'll wait till around noon tomorrow to call. If things are good then won't call but if it's still happening I will. <BR> <BR> On the funny side I busted my butt on black ice today!! M... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:11:27 EST Merry Christmas Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas.... Woke up this morning to a blanket of snow! <BR> <BR> I'll post photos tomorrow. super sleepy Tue, 25 Dec 2012 22:43:02 EST Merry Christmas Eve (tune in tomorrow for very cute and crazy pics) Hope everyone has a fabulous time with friends and family!!! Lets all try to stay on our diet plans!! Good Luck!!! I know I need it!!! Ryan's mom made prime rib and crab legs! <BR> My favorites!!! <BR> <BR> It may snow tonight and tomorrow morning. A white Christmas would be really nice. Told Ryan I wanted a snowball fight :). <BR> <BR> Not sure what Christmas dinner will be at Ryan's dads. It is a surprise! But hopefully we can still have it because his dad works for TexDot and has to p... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:56:04 EST Losing things like crazy today and an off day Today has been pretty hectic. I lost my phone. Finally found that (it was on silent so couldn't really call i). Then I lost my keys and found them in my cats stash. She likes to take things and hide them in her kitty house. Then to top everything off I lost my Fitbit!!! The funny thing it is, last night I read a blog about someone losing her fitbit and how the company helps as much as they can. I left a comment on it saying good to know because I almost lost mine a few times. <BR> <BR> Go fi... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:55:51 EST Update on Sadie She woke up full of energy and starving. Glad she only had a mild reaction to the drugs. She was upset b/c she wasn't allowed to run around and play. She better get used to it. It'll be like that for about 4 months. <BR> <BR> She gets 2 more injections in January. One injection one day then the other in 24 hrs after that. She isn't allowed to get super active bc this drug can kill her bc of what is in it. Also because if she gets overly excited the dead heartworms can travel to her lungs and... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:45:29 EST Sadie got her first injection poor Sadie! First heartworm injection and she feels horrid. We didn't get home until 9. So no workout. <BR> <BR> Going to keep an eye on her tonight. If she isn't feeling better in a day I'll call the vet. Working for a vet I know how hard it is on dogs. But hopefully she perks up. Bc we have not fully adopted her yet I don't want her sleeping in bed (if we do end up adopting her out some ppl don't want pets in bed) BUT tonight I will probably let her sleep in bed. Trying to make her as comf... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:56:28 EST Day 7 of 30 day shred Well I feel great! Thinking about switching to level 2 Friday. Didn't do day 6 but when you're feeling dizzy and out of it, it's best to just rest. I hate some of the things we do with the weights. Think I may get lighter ones or that part because it hurts doing it. <BR> <BR> Have not weighed myself yet but think I may wait. I feel like I've lost a bit. Well more like I think I have. Tomorrow I might not get to workout. Have to be at the vets office by 8 (over an hr away) to drop the dogs o... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:46:30 EST My Doctor Visit Well my appointment was at 4pm. I guess my doctor was behind on stuff or something. I did not get called back until 6! Sat there 2 hours with sickly coughing sniffly little brats. I could just feel the germs!! haha <BR> <BR> I normally avoid Doctors offices around this time of year only b/c I rarely get sick and don't want to be sick! And this time of year is cold and Flu season so not my cup of tea. I was there for my thyroid! Not to get sick! <BR> <BR> Well he scheduled my lab day for tom... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:43:11 EST