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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:44:39 EST 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578992 I have a simple plan to start off the year and hopefully keep progressing towards my goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Log in to Sparkpeople everyday and see how long I can keep the streak going. <BR> 2. Drink my 8-16 cups of water everyday. <BR> 3. Track my food following mostly lower carb since that works best for my body. <BR> 4. Focus on fitness and improving strength training routines. <BR> <BR> I really want to make it to my goal weight this year and while 2013 was great and I lost 50 lbs, I don't ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:57:59 EST Weigh ins for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578989 Just to make room on my page, I am copying my 2013 weigh ins here. <BR> Weigh ins: <BR> 1/1/13 - :(:( 250 wtf <BR> 1/8/13 - 246 (-4) <BR> 1/13/13 - 244.6 (-1.4) (-5.4) <BR> 1/20/13 - 244.6 (0) (-5.4) <BR> 1/27/13 - 241.8 (-2.8) (-8.2) <BR> 1/31/13 - 241.2 (-.6) (-8.8) <BR> January Total = -8.8 lbs. <BR> 2/3/13 - 239.6 (-1.6) (-10.4) <BR> 2/10/13 - 239 (-.6) (-11) <BR> 2/17/13 - 237.2(-1.8) (-12.8) <BR> 2/24/13 - 234 (-3.2) (-16) <BR> 2/28/13 - 233.4 (-.6) (-16.6) <BR> February Total= -7.8 l... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:52:57 EST 12/12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562672 I had a blah workout yesterday, I just wasn't into it for some reason and I just felt all over worn out. I know I am tired and I haven't been sleeping much this last week, but I don't want to give up on the progress I am making.... I baked some cakes last night for someone in the office's birthday, and I tasted the frosting because I make anything I can from scratch and I want to make sure it is good before I give it to others. This put me over my carb range for the day, but I was well belo... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:10:54 EST November Recap/December Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555697 Well I can't believe this is the last month of the year. It seems like it has gone so fast :(. I didn't hit all my goals for November, but the ones I did hit were great. <BR> <BR> November goals: <BR> 1. Hit 199 on the scale - Starting weight -205.4 November 30th weight 198.2 <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Hit 1500 fitness minutes - 1144 <BR> 3. 360 cups of water this month - 465 <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Log into Sparkpeople everyday. <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Stick to Carb Nite the entire month ... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 07:27:15 EST Weigh ins for Carb Nite Experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541964 Nothing very interesting in this blog, just a way to keep track of trends while I try out Carb Nite. <BR> <BR> Beginning Weight 10/30/13 - 208.8 <BR> 10/31/13 - 208.8 <BR> 11/3/13 - 205.4 <BR> 11/09/13 - 202.2 - Carb Nite <BR> 11/10/13 -206.4 <BR> 11/11/13 - 204.6 <BR> 11/12/13 - 202.8 <BR> 11/13/13 - 202.2 <BR> 11/14/13 - 201.4 <BR> 11/15/13 - 201.4 <BR> 11/16/13 - 200.2 having carb nite tonight <BR> 11/17/13 - 202.8 after carb nite <BR> 11/18/13 - 201 <BR> 11/19/13 - 201.4 <BR> 11/2... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:17:36 EST My first "Carb Nite" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537914 Saturday was my first carb nite on the Carb Nite Solution, and I must admit I was a bit nervous and really still am... I weighed in Saturday morning for my challenge and then went about my day like normal. <BR> Breakfast was an egg and 2 strips of bacon <BR> Lunch was chicken breast and some smoked almonds <BR> Dinner *Start of Carb Nite* was whole grain pasta with lean turkey italian sausage and tomato sauce. Very YUM. <BR> For the remainder of my carb nite I stayed away from bread because I... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:17:51 EST November Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532987 Just a few goals for me this month. <BR> <BR> 1. Hit 199 on the scale - Starting weight -205.4 <BR> 2. Hit 1500 fitness minutes <BR> 3. 360 cups of water this month <BR> 4. Log into Sparkpeople everyday. <BR> 5. Stick to Carb Nite the entire month to give it a fair try. <BR> <BR> <BR> I know the scale shouldn't be my main focus, but dang it I have been hovering close to Onderland too long its time I finally made it there. My fitness minutes sucked last month mainly because of so much tra... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 13:27:39 EST Conferences leave me blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527082 Traveling for work always gets me off track and feeling defeated. I just spent 3 days basically locked in a hotel for a work conference with no good food choices and lots of chances to drink alcohol. The only victory I can claim is maintaining my 8 cups a day of water and not drinking a drop of alcohol. I didn't binge, but it was hotel food and salty as all get out. The scale this morning showed me a 10 lb gain. WTH 10 lbs in 3 days!!! Now I know that isn't all actual weight gain so I am... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 06:10:01 EST Finding my drive again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508637 Disclaimer - this is not a well put together blog lol just a ramble. <BR> <BR> After a disappointing gain in September, I think I might have found my drive again. I am calorie cycling/carb cycling and working out the way I want to. I feel like my drive to get to goal is returning. I am not feeling like I am trying to push an immovable object out of my way the last couple days. I still have the want to eat more food than I should, but I feel more able to keep myself from doing so. I wei... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 07:02:22 EST Fall 5% assignment #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504428 The reasons why I want to lose weight: <BR> <BR> 1. To feel more comfortable in public situations – I always feel like the largest person in the room and that people think horrible things about me as a person because I am overweight. <BR> 2. To be healthier – My sister died from being obese at 28 years old and that scares the crap out of me. <BR> 3. To look better – yes it may be vain, but I have never felt like I looked nice. <BR> 4. To be able to be the active mom my kids want and need – I... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:56:27 EST Ugh - just a rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497453 Here I thought I was back on track and going along to losing whatever 2-3 lb gain the scale decided to show on Monday out of nowhere. Then yesterday work was stressful my boss was upset to the point of tears we are short staffed and all under pressure and I let it get to me... I held off all day at work and even did well for dinner, but then after dinner I ended up eating extra food and I KNOW I wasn't hungry. <BR> <BR> I am feeling very depressed with work and this weight loss adventure r... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 06:01:06 EST 2nd week of September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486834 I am going into the third week of September with the hope and determination to see the scale go down. This week I am focusing on good calories and staying in my ranges with 1 or 2 fasting days thrown in. I feel like I have lost control over my hunger and that is not a good thing. My fitness is right on track though so I am feeling good about that. <BR> <BR> September goal progress as of 9/15 <BR> Fitness minutes - 2000 - 847 <BR> KB Swings - 2000 - 600 <BR> Squats - 1000 - 550 <BR> Card... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 03:54:56 EST Diet break? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484248 I am considering taking a break from being on a structured diet. This week the scale is showing a gain and furthermore I can feel myself burning out. I have my fitness down to routine, the diet part is what I struggled with this week more than any other lately. I just feel like I need a break. Its not to say that I will go hog wild and eat anything and everything, its just that instead of paying so much attention to low carbing I am going to focus more on tracking calories and staying in r... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:45:48 EST First week of September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480291 Well it's really a recap of the first 8 days lol I didn't get a chance to get on yesterday. <BR> <BR> September goals: <BR> Fitness minutes - 2000 - 444 <BR> KB Swings - 2000 - 250 <BR> Squats - 1000 - 270 <BR> Cardio goal - C25K 3 times per week - yeppers <BR> Work on pushups starting with wall pushups - around 15 a day <BR> Plank - everyday for minimum of 30- secs - yeppers <BR> Nutrition - Radical diet with my girl Trina! - slipped while in Charleston but back at it today <BR> Water - ave... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 08:34:43 EST August Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474196 I did not hit a lot of my goals in August, but I did try and I will count that as a win. I had a rocky start to the month, but still managed a pretty good loss. <BR> <BR> <BR> Average 12 cups of water everyday -11.12 (345 total) <BR> 1500 fitness minutes - 957 <BR> 1000 KB Swings - 865 <BR> 1000 crunches - 274 <BR> 500 squats - 570 <BR> <BR> Weight loss: 4.6 lbs <BR> And a big victory: My BMI is now 29.8!!!!! <BR> Tue, 3 Sep 2013 05:17:39 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469557 I really want to push myself for the next 3 months to hopefully meet my goal of being in a healthy BMI before the end of the year. As of today, even though it isn't my official weigh in, I have 34.2 lbs to go to get to a normal BMI. I think I can do that before 2014. I am coming up with some fierce goals for next month to get me going. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - 2000 <BR> KB Swings - 2000 <BR> Squats - 1000 <BR> Cardio goal - C25K 3 times per week <BR> Work on pushups starting wi... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:35:55 EST 6 days left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466392 Goals for the month: <BR> As of 8/25/13 <BR> Average 12 cups of water everyday - 9 <BR> 1500 fitness minutes - 602 <BR> 1000 KB Swings - 315 <BR> 1000 crunches - 103 <BR> 500 squats - 250 <BR> <BR> <BR> As of 8/28/13 <BR> Average 12 cups of water everyday - 9 <BR> 1500 fitness minutes - 776 <BR> 1000 KB Swings - 615 <BR> 1000 crunches - 168 <BR> 500 squats - 470 <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:17:07 EST Wow what a month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464064 I am not calling it quits for August yet, but I am going to be honest with myself and admit it has not been my best month. I had a great weigh in last week recovering from weight gain to get 1 lb lower than before I went on vacation. Sadly, I don't think there will be a loss this week. I have been working the most ridiculous hours and driving and trying to juggle the two kids going back to school, and it just hasn't been a great week for workouts. Food was ok except for Wednesday. I want... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:56:55 EST Midway through August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456928 Goals for the month: <BR> As of 8/15/13 <BR> Average 12 cups of water everyday - 9 <BR> 1500 fitness minutes - 287 <BR> 1000 KB Swings - 115 <BR> 1000 crunches - 78 <BR> 500 squats - 125 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:32:53 EST August Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452430 Just posting to keep track of where I am. <BR> <BR> Goals for the month: <BR> As of 8/11/13 <BR> Average 12 cups of water everyday - 8 <BR> 1500 fitness minutes - 151 <BR> 1000 KB Swings - 0 <BR> 1000 crunches - 0 <BR> 500 squats - 25 Mon, 12 Aug 2013 05:37:34 EST Struggling but not giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451690 Since I got back from vacation, I have had a hard time focusing. I had a killer workout yesterday, but my food was out of control. I am upset with the way it went, but it was like I couldn't stop myself. I didn't expect it to be so hard to get back into the routine, but I have had such a busy couple months it just seems like I am always disrupting my routine. I work great under pressure, but I am a person who likes routine and it has been key to my success so far. <BR> <BR> I need to ge... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:46:19 EST 2013 - 212 August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440586 My goals for August are pretty simple. I had a rough month in July with the scale not moving. <BR> <BR> Starting numbers for August: <BR> Weight - 211.8 <BR> BMI - 30.5 <BR> Goal for August: <BR> Average 12 cups of water everyday <BR> 1500 fitness minutes <BR> After vacation go back on keto diet for a minimum of 1 week with 1 fast day per week all month. <BR> 1000 KB Swings <BR> 1000 crunches <BR> <BR> That should keep me busy lol <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 05:04:44 EST 2013 - 207 - 211 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439339 It has been a long couple of days... Most of it away from home and working a lot again lol. I feel like I am in a bit of a slump because of it, but I know its just being busy that makes me feel that way. Hopefully by the end of next week all will start falling back into place. This month I don't think the scale has moved at all to net any great difference, but that too should start falling back into place again. <BR> <BR> For now I think I am going to focus on weekly goal setting and do... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 06:05:29 EST 2013 - 206 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433879 YAY! It's Friday!!!! I actually get to have a day off work tomorrow. I am so excited lol. Of course I have to get up early Sunday morning and drive to Charleston again, but at least I get 1 day to not work. It's going to be so nice. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio - 30 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>48</em> <BR> 30 minute circuit at PF - 30 <em>48</em> <BR> Low cal/low carb - low cal but med carbs <BR> Total fitness minutes: 60 Calories burned:... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 05:17:24 EST 2013 - 205 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432664 I am sore lol but in the best way. I can definitely say that my core is the weakest part of my body. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 45 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <em>48</em> <BR> KB Swings - 100 in 8 mins <em>48</em> <BR> Core ST - 20 minute turbo jam ab jam dvd <em>48</em> <BR> Low cal/low carb day <em>48</em> <BR> Total fitness minutes: 73 minutes, total calories 612 <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 30 mi... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 05:10:18 EST 2013 - 204 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431369 Great day yesterday! I hope today is a repeat. I remembered my breakfast and lunch this morning so its off to a good start lol. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio - 30 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <em>48</em> <BR> KB Swings - 100 done in 6 mins <em>48</em> <BR> Upper body ST - 30 minute circuit at the gym (28 mins) <em>48</em> <BR> Medium cal/ medium carb - <em>48</em> <BR> Calories burned from all fitness - 549 according to my hrm <BR> <BR> <BR... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:02:12 EST 2013 - 203 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430198 Better yet busy day yesterday. I felt like I was going non stop til bedtime with all the driving to pick up my daughter and getting her to karate then taking her home to feed her and my son and taking him to karate lol it was a LONG day in the car. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 40 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <em>48</em> <BR> KB Swings - nope ran out of time in the day <em>42</em> <BR> Fast day - <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 30 m... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:16:39 EST 2013 - 200, 201, & 202 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428927 I let the scale get me down and sadly for the first time in a long time let my emotions about it lead me to food... I am up 1 lb in the last two weeks and I know that one of those weeks I was out of town working crazy hours and not much scheduled fitness, plus and not perfect diet. I would have been ok with 1lb up but last week I was ON POINT! I was in range and drinking water and working my butt off and to see the gain just did me in. I am not going to let it continue though. As I went to... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 03:58:47 EST 2013 - 199 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426033 The weekend is back, too bad I am working again this weekend lol. At least I will get a little more down time then I usually do. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 60 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 16 <em>48</em> <BR> 100 KB Swings - 100/10 mins I feel it today lol <em>48</em> <BR> High cal/ low carb <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> Core ST <BR> Low cal/med carb Fri, 19 Jul 2013 05:28:19 EST 2013 - 198 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424907 Wow this year is flying by fast lol I feel like I shouldn't be at day 198 yet. I had a great sweaty workout yesterday and I slept sooooo well last night, I am ready for today and I am not letting anyone bring me down! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 55 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 19 <em>48</em> <BR> KB Swings - 30 <em>48</em> <BR> Upper body ST - <em>48</em> <BR> Medium cal/medium carb <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 40 mi... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 04:25:22 EST 2013 - 197 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423748 Short and sweet today cause I am sooooooooo tired again lol. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 44 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>48</em> <BR> KB Swings - 30 <em>48</em> <BR> low calorie low carb <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> KB Swings <BR> Upper body ST <BR> Medium cal/medium carb <BR> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 04:23:41 EST 2013 - 196 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422604 Yesterday was a good day. It was easier to stay on track then I thought it would be, but I was super busy so I know that helped. Lets hope today is just as great. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 41 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>48</em> <BR> upper body ST - <em>48</em> <BR> KB Swings. - 30 <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> KB Swings <BR> low calorie low carb Tue, 16 Jul 2013 04:09:31 EST 2013 - 190 thru 195 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421381 I am back from Charleston, and ready to get back into my routine. I worked some CRAZY hours while I was away and did not get hardly any formal exercise in. I was basically working from 4 or 5 am until 7pm every single day and then going to dinner and passing out in my hotel room. I haven't stepped on the scale and I don't intend to until this weekend because I know I fell behind on my water and my fitness and my body feels just really out of whack right now. Yesterday was my first full day... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:37:35 EST 2013 - 189 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415105 Yesterday did not go near how I planned it. I was stuck at work 2 extra hours so I lost my gym time due to having to rush to get the kids to karate and get them fed and finish packing... Such is life. I know that this week I probably won't lose much on the scale because I won't be getting my normal fitness in. My hope is that the lack of fitness for one week may do some kind of reboot for my system and I will start to see better results on the scale when I get back home. I will be very very... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 04:55:48 EST 2013 - 186, 187, & 188 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413883 This weekend flew by, as they always do. Sadly I was on call this weekend which didn't leave me a lot of time to Spark so I have some catching up to do. My week is going to be so full and so crazy. I am leaving for Charleston tomorrow to open a new store and I will be there until Saturday so I don't know how much time I will have to read my friends blogs or spark or even work out. I do know that I will find time to fit in some fitness other than being up walking all day everyday that I am ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 04:04:55 EST 2013 - 184 & 185 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411159 Independence Day was a pretty decent day for me, I slept in until about 8 am which was great since I also was up Wednesday night til around 11:30. I took the day off the gym yesterday to give my legs a rest as they were so sore it hurt to walk. They are much better today. <BR> <BR> On a side note, I think I will be changing my diet plan for July. Now that I am almost halfway to my goal I have been doing a lot of thinking as to what I am willing to live without and to be honest I will neve... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 04:15:03 EST 2013 - 183 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409245 I am looking forward to tomorrow so that I can sleep in lol. I just want a day that I don't have to get up at 2:30am to get ready for work. Other than that, not much going on. 3 more days til the final challenge weigh in and I am keeping my fingers crossed I make my goal. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio - 40 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>48</em> <BR> low cal/ 30g or less carbs - <em>48</em> <BR> KB swings - 10 minutes <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Toda... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 04:17:04 EST 2013 - 182 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408150 The scale was showing up this morning and that is not the way I want it to go lol. I won't let it bring me down just gotta keep on moving. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 57 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water- 19 <em>48</em> <BR> fasting <em>48</em> <BR> upper body ST <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> low cal/ 30g or less carbs <BR> KB swings Tue, 2 Jul 2013 04:10:09 EST June Stats and July Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407007 June Stats: <BR> Starting weight: 217.3 <BR> Ending weight: 212.8 <BR> Total loss: 4.5 lbs <BR> June cardio minutes: 1481 <BR> Calories burned– 12694 <BR> Water – 447 <BR> <BR> July plan: <BR> I know it is ambitious given that my average weight loss per month is 6 lbs and my best month was only 8.8 lbs, but my goal for July is to get to 199. That is a 13.8 lb weight loss goal. I am setting the goal high, and even if I don’t hit 199 I will be happy as long as I know I have given it my all. ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 06:00:33 EST 2013 - 179, 180, & 181 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406975 This weekend was super busy. I had a birthday party Saturday for 2 of my nieces and one of my nephews, so I was up early helping my sister prep and then spent a good part of the party cooking on the grill. It was great and the kids had a blast, and I did not eat any cake! I took Saturday completely off from the gym because I was busy and my legs were just so achy. Yesterday I finally hit my 15% loss! I'm so happy, even if it took longer than I hoped. I can't believe I have been going consi... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 04:27:19 EST 2013 - 178 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404216 I feel like me again after yesterday! I was much more focused thanks to all the encouragement from my sparkfriends! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 40 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>48</em> <BR> low cal/under 30g of carb - yes and yes <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> medium cal/under 30 g of carbs <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is weigh in day for the 5% challenge, so far it looks like it ... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:52:10 EST 2013 - 177 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403119 No room for self pity just going to dust off and fix it today. Yesterday I did rest, but I did not fast like I had intended. I was hungry when I went home from work so I made myself a sandwich. BIG MISTAKE. It was like the flood gates opened and I was 'starving' and trying to eat everything in sight. Now I know PMS has something to do with it, but I have been managing that need to feed the last few months and I don't know why but yesterday I just couldn't. The only good point yesterday was... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:04:22 EST 2013 - 176 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402016 It's a ramble lol... <BR> Yesterday was a hungry hungry day... And to be honest I don't know if I was hungry or bored, but I went over my medium cal goal and it ended up a high day. I did manage to rein it in before it got out of control, but I really hate days like that. I am also feeling run down this morning even though I slept well, and on top of that feeling I have bloat so I am just not the happiest camper this morning lol. I think I need to schedule a rest day soon. I am not positi... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:06:36 EST 2013 - 175 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400929 I am now 6.2 lbs away from being out of the obese category according to the BMI chart. I know that thing is skewed, but it is still a tangible number that I can look forward to and a 'place' so to speak that I am aiming for. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 67 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 22 <em>48</em> <BR> low cal/low carb (under 50g) - yes/no 77g of carbs <em>42</em> <BR> Upper body ST <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 30 ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:38:07 EST 2013 - 172,173, &174 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399789 I wasn't able to really get online this weekend since my internet at my house was acting up, but such is life sometimes. <BR> <BR> Friday's goals: <BR> 40 minutes of cardio - 47 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <em>48</em> <BR> high cal/ 100g or less carb - <em>48</em> <BR> Upper body ST - <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday's stats: <BR> 40 mins of cardio <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> high cal high carb day <BR> <BR> Sunday's stats: <BR> 81 mins of cardio <BR> 12 cups of water <BR> ... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 03:50:06 EST 2013 - 171 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396973 Yesterday was a jogging day for me and I pushed myself further than I ever have. I warmed up walking for 2 mins then jogged between 4.7 and 5.5 mph for 20 minutes STRAIGHT NO WALKS... Once that was done I kept going switching the treadmill to the hill intervals and on the incline I walked at 4mph and at the decline I jogged at 5.2 mph. Including warm up and cooldown I went 4.51miles in 60 minutes on the treadmill and I burned 716 calories according to my heart rate monitor. I FELT GREAT aft... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 04:14:52 EST 2013 - 170 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395922 A big THANK YOU!!!! to all my sparkfriends for suggesting to change up the workout. I felt so much more positive when I went to the gym and I ended up doing cardio along with my strength training. I am also now in the process of coming up with a workout schedule to try and keep me from getting bored or burnt out. As soon as I get it completed I will share :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> rest from cardio (maybe) - did 42 mins <BR> 16 cups of water - 24 <em>48</em> <BR> low ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:50:23 EST 2013 - 169 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394283 Yesterday's workout just plain stunk. I felt like every part of my body was filled with lead. I don't know what's up with all that, but I do know I don't like it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 40 mins of cardio - 50 <em>48</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>48</em> <BR> medium cal/ low carb <em>48</em> <BR> upper body ST <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> rest from cardio (maybe) <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> low cal/ under 30 g carb <BR> Upper body ST that I missed Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:16:53 EST 2013 - 168 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392893 As of today, I have 45 days until my twin brother gets married. I am happy for him, and I was not asked to be in the wedding until 2 days ago when his fiancé asked me to do some readings during the ceremony. Now granted I am no wedding expert, and I have only gone to a few but why would I be reading from the bible during the wedding ceremony? I am not the one marrying them. Either way, now I have to actually find a dress to wear. I was planning on going in something I already own when I wa... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:13:16 EST