BEANIES_MOM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BEANIES%5FMOM BEANIES_MOM'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/ August 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750392 Since my new position at work keeps me so very busy along with being a single mom and a full time student lol, I rarely get time to do more on spark then comment on a blog once in a while and track. I am staying fairly active in my BLC challenge...I would like to do better though. Nothing real substantial coming out of me today, but I am going to post my August goals. <BR> <BR> 1 - Get out and stay out of the 190's <BR> 2 - Continue on my nutrition plan and continue tweaking it for better ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:47 EST Recap of June 18- June 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725742 For some reason this week I have slacked tremendously with tracking my food. That being said, I did stick to low carb and once I put what I ate into the tracker I know I was way too low on calories. <BR> Weigh in June 18 - 193.4 <BR> Weigh in June 25 - 193.8 (+.4) <BR> <BR> Wednesday - planned higher calorie/carb day - done <BR> Thursday - fasting day - done <BR> Friday - low carb - done <BR> Saturday - low carb - higher than I should have been <BR> Sunday - low carb skip the cake at... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:58:56 EST June 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720443 Ok so my daily accountability blogs are gonna need to be more like weekly plans of attack with a recap at the end of the week. This week I only show a .2 lb loss and it upsets me but it is probably bloat and TOM. I am struggling this week to stick to lower carbs and have had a headache for about 3 days. Low carb used to be so easy lol. Today is going to be a higher carb day, we are having a going away lunch for two co workers, and I know there won't be a lot of healthy options. Such is l... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:39:59 EST June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719183 I took my carb reload on Saturday, I really felt I needed it. Now I am scared to check the scale, so I am staying away from it until tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> I met all of my goals Friday except the calendar... Will do that tonight after work. <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio <BR> 30 mins of strength <BR> 1 gallon of water <BR> under 45 net carbs Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:42:30 EST June 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717279 I am so ready for the weekend, I need to decompress lol. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Weight: 196.2 <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 45 <em>248</em> <BR> 30 mins of strength - 0 <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <em>248</em> <BR> Under 45 Net Carbs - Total 45 / Net 29 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't get to my strength training and this morning I woke up late so I only did 30 mins of cardio. I plan to make a return trip to the gym tonight to get more fitness minutes in. <B... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:18:04 EST BLC Summer Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716596 My goals for the Summer BLC are pretty straight forward: <BR> <BR> Starting weight 193.6 <BR> Goal: 176 <BR> <BR> Fitness goal: 300 fitness minutes per week <BR> Strength training: get more of it in - going for a minimum of 90 mins a week <BR> Food: Low carb/Keto til I am well into the 180s <BR> Water: 1 gallon minimum every day <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:24:16 EST June 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716386 I never got a chance to blog yesterday, I was in an all day work meeting and then spent 3 hours in class last night. When I finally got home I just wanted to go to sleep lol. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tuesday's weight: 194.8 <BR> Tuesday's Goals: <BR> 30 Mins of cardio - 30 <em>248</em> <BR> 15 mins Strength training - 18 <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>248</em> <BR> Under 45 grams net carbs - Total Carbs - 41 Net Carbs - 25 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday's Weight: 193... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:59:12 EST June 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714881 One decent low carb day under my belt, hopefully many more to follow. I am extremely tired today lol, maybe from lack of carbs but I know it will pass. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals <BR> <BR> 45 mins of cardio - done <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <BR> Under 45 grams net carbs - Carbs 36 Net carbs 12 <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Today's weight: 194.8 (-.8) <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 30 Mins of cardio - 30 <BR> 15 mins Strength training - 18 <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> Under 45 grams net carb... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:35:36 EST June 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714088 So, I went out of town for a new store opening last week. I was gone from Wednesday Morning until fairly late Friday night. This was not helpful to my routine. I had to go out to business dinners and lunches almost each day, and I worked more hours than I should have. I am not making excuses by any means, I could have done better, but I didn't. Now I realize what I need to do, I need to go back to my strict keto/carb nite meal plan to get past the 190s at least. I have gotten down to 18... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:35:43 EST June 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708731 This weekend was definitely not long enough lol. I am so ready for vacation I can hardly stand it. <BR> <BR> Friday's weight: 194 <BR> Goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 45 <BR> 20 mins of strength - 0 <BR> 16 cups of water -12 <BR> 1200 calories - 1062 <BR> <BR> Saturday weight: 193.8 <BR> Rest day <BR> water - 8 <BR> calories - did not track <BR> <BR> Sunday weight: 193.2 <BR> Cardio - 45mins <BR> Strength - 43 mins <BR> Water - 14 cups <BR> Calories - 913 <BR> <BR> Today's weight: ... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:59:18 EST May 30 - the scale is a joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706925 I overate yesterday... Not terribly but I did overeat. The scale says I gained 3 lbs since yesterday lol. All I can do is laugh. I know that I did not eat that much as I tracked everything anyway. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 191 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 60 <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <BR> 1200 calories - 1753 <BR> <BR> Today's weight: 194 <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio <BR> 20 mins of strength <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 1200 calories... Fri, 30 May 2014 16:27:04 EST May 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706075 Busy busy busy today! Seems this is the story of my life this week lol. It's ok though, tomorrow is FRIDAY YAY!!!!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 70 <BR> 20 mins of strength training - 22 <BR> 16 cups of water - 17 <BR> 1200 calories - 1049 <BR> <BR> Today's weight: 191 <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 60 <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 1200 calories <BR> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:29:40 EST May 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705102 Yesterday was a super duper busy day lol... I am so ready for vacation. Only 30 more days!!!!!! Next week should fly by though since I have to go out of town again for work this time for 3 days. I thought with my new position that I would be giving up some of my old responsibilities, but it seems that is not the case yet. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 0 time just got away from me <BR> 16 cups of water - 16 <BR> 1200 calories - 1178 <BR> <BR> Weight this mornin... Wed, 28 May 2014 10:15:32 EST May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704344 This weekend and the beginning of this week have been nothing but stress! I am getting through it the best I can, but my spark time has been very very limited. <BR> <BR> Friday's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 60 <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 19 <em>248</em> <BR> 1200 calories - 1241 <em>248</em> <BR> Plenty of sleep tonight to drive tomorrow <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, Sunday, Monday - <BR> I hit calories all three days, I took Sunday as mostly a rest day. Yes... Tue, 27 May 2014 12:04:55 EST May 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701373 YAY it's Friday!!!!!! I am so ready to be out of the office for a couple days lol. I have to work tomorrow, but I am ok with it. I have to drive to Charleston for a new store opening, so lots of road time lol. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> Possible rest day <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 17 <em>248</em> <BR> 1200 calories - 1157 soooo close lol <BR> <BR> Today's weight 193.4 <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio <em>248</em> done this morning <BR> 16 c... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:00:37 EST May 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700631 Yesterday went pretty well. I thoroughly enjoyed my pineapple with my salad for lunch yesterday and made a delicious fruit salad for dessert last night. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio - 30 <BR> 20 mins of strength -20 <BR> 16 cups of water - 19 <BR> 1200 calories - 1092 <BR> I am also going to find out what my calories for maintenance at my goal weight should be and try to work on 'eating for the body I will have' - Done 1482 should be 'maintenance' at my goal weigh... Thu, 22 May 2014 09:43:28 EST May 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699919 I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning, but I did lol and felt better after getting to the gym. I MISS fruit! I am going to have to restructure my plan, and hope that it doesn't hinder my results. I am seriously considering going back to the Carb cycle from Chris Powell. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - done this morning <BR> 20 mins of Strength training - did some stuff at home but didn't time it <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <BR> Try again under 40 net ... Wed, 21 May 2014 10:34:33 EST May 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699107 I feel squishy today lol. I know that may sound weird to some, but some will know what I mean. I really need to focus more on strength training and I will be looking for some body weight exercises to do to help get the work in. My midsection needs SERIOUS help. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 60 cardio minutes - done <BR> 16 cups of water - 17 <BR> under 40 grams net carbs - 45 will focus more today <BR> 1200 or less calories - 788 yes I know this is extremely low, but I was so ... Tue, 20 May 2014 09:55:58 EST BLC wrap up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699104 Ok so this was my first BLC challenge, and despite having a lot of fun doing it, I am going to end it weighing more than I started. It upsets me, but it isn't the challenges fault... it is my own. I am going to try it again, and hopefully since I have started to get some breathing time in life I will be a little more successful. Tue, 20 May 2014 09:51:41 EST May 17-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698205 I took Friday and Saturday off from exercise to rest and recharge. I was so physically and mentally tired Saturday I slept about 3 hours in the middle of the day. Sunday, was a pretty good day all around. <BR> <BR> Sunday - <BR> 1144 calories <BR> 15 cups of water <BR> 88 fitness minutes (60 cardio, 28 strength) <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 60 cardio minutes DONE <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> under 40 grams net carbs <BR> 1200 or less calories <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:41:48 EST May 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696464 42 days until vacation <BR> weight this morning - unknown woke up late <BR> <BR> Today I took a rest day instead of hitting the gym this morning, but I think that is ok since I went back to the gym last night with my son and did 35 minutes of weight machines with him. I don't feel sore today, which is good, but at the same time makes me wonder if I am pushing as hard as I can on the weights. It's something I am going to ponder more on this weekend. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> Rest d... Fri, 16 May 2014 14:08:41 EST May 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695804 43 days until vacation <BR> weight this morning - 191.8 :( <BR> <BR> I went to the gym this morning like always, but after that my day has pretty much gone down hill. I have had the urge to eat my sadness all day due to the scale being an evil evil being.... <BR> <BR> A little lightbulb went off when I read my spark mail from my great Spark friend Trina :). I did VERY well when I blogged daily even if it was just a short food, fitness blog. I am going to try and go back to a daily recap... Thu, 15 May 2014 15:32:29 EST Almost May already?!?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683079 April has flown by me and I didn't even realize it. I have been on a roller coaster of off track and on track since pretty much January, let me tell you I am ready to get off this ride! This last week has been great with food and fitness both, so I think I may be done with the roller coaster at least for a little while. I have been back on the carb nite plan for almost two weeks and I feel like I am in more control. My countdown to vacation plan will be to stay on carb nite until the day ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:53:38 EST Regaining my footing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673725 Between work and school and moving and other life events the last couple months have SUCKED for weightloss. I have not been on sparkpeople near enough and the scale shows my lack of focus and success. NO MORE!!!!! I started back on carb nite on Sunday, and I will be sticking to it until I hit vacation time. I am hoping this structured plan will help me some, and get the scale back down to where it was and beyond. I feel like I have let my spark teams down, and for that I am sorry. I prom... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:00 EST Maybe April will be better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660899 March really sucked for me and I am ending the month up in weight instead of down I think. I am not happy with myself, but with everything going on I should have expected it to be a rough month. April has to be better. I have a little more than 2 months until my vacation and I am DETERMINED to be in the 170's or 160's by then. For April, I am going to still do my calorie bank experiment to give it a good run with more consistent tracking. The one thing I will change is concentrating on ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:25:52 EST Calorie Bank Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652468 Week one ended for my experiment on 3/16/14. I went over my total calories for the week by 13, and I didn't get the exercise in that I normally would due to moving. I still managed to lose 1.6lbs for the week so that was good. My plan this week is to increase my fitness minutes back to closer to normal, but this is hard because now I am working an 8-5 schedule and I am the only one taking care of my kids at all.... <BR> <BR> Calorie bank for 3/17-3/22 = 11039 <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking for... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:35:18 EST Goals for BLC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645920 This is my first time participating in a BLC challenge, so I am a little nervous but very excited. <BR> My goals for this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 14 lbs - this would put me in a healthy BMI for my height <BR> 2. Do the challenges to the best of my ability to support my team <BR> 3. Motivate and interact more with sparkpeople. <BR> 4. 240 fitness minutes per week <BR> Hope thats enough :) Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:37:57 EST My Own Personal Calorie Bank? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640369 I have been tossing the idea around for the last couple of days to try something different. Weightloss is an ongoing process that does not happen in a single day or get determined by a single meal. Lately I have been so busy with school and work and the kids, that packing my lunches has happened less frequently, and business obligations such as lunch meetings happen more frequently. All this has made me contemplate the idea of using a calorie bank as my approach to calorie cycling for the ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:38:54 EST February Recap/ March goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638328 I didn't hit a good number of my goals for February, but I am ok with the progress I have made <BR> February goals: <BR> Fast 1-2 times per week ( fast day is 500 calories) <em>248</em> <BR> Normal eating days focus on low carb with 1 carb day per week. <em>248</em> <BR> Keep drinking my water <em>248</em> <BR> Hit 1500 fitness minutes - nope only a little over 1000 <BR> Hit 185 on the scale. - ended the month at 189 <BR> <BR> My goals for March: <BR> Keep up with water 12-16 cups a ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:34:16 EST February's plan of attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614074 This month I am going to bring back my IF routine, with more a focus on low carb on non fasting days. I really want to get to 185 by the end of the month and that should be attainable since I weighed in on the first at 192.8. I am super excited about February! The only thing that may throw me off is I have a date weekend planned for valentine's day but I am still going to try and keep mostly on track. <BR> <BR> So my goals: <BR> Fast 1-2 times per week ( fast day is 500 calories) <BR> No... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:44:39 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584399 I have been struggling since Saturday..... I am so hungry and I don't really know why, but it has got to stop. I skipped the gym yesterday because frankly I just felt run down and like I needed to rest. I do plan on going back today after work and getting in a good workout, but I don't have that real WANT to go. I am trying to be positive in the face of personal trials, but right now it is hard to do it, and stay focused on my goals. I do not want to gain and be back in the 200s for my ne... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:43:09 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