BOBCATGIRL76's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BOBCATGIRL76 BOBCATGIRL76'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/ Day 1213- 14 Minutes Off My Personal Record! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901830 Day 88 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 2,112 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 30,304 <BR> <BR> I DID IT! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l310058197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning at 7:30, I lined up behind the 11:27 mile pace leader. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l325684309.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And for 12 miles, I stuck with her. <BR> <BR> And at that 12th mile marke... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:54:17 EST Day 1212- 13.1 Miles Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901371 Day 87 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.2 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 397+636+460+121=1614 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 28,192 <BR> <BR> Today, my parents are here helping us pack up our house and to cheer me on at my race tomorrow. <BR> <BR> J.D. took a 42 mile bike ride and I went to pick him up so he wouldn't have to make it all the way back. When I got to where I was supposed to meet him, he wasn't there yet so I walked for a bit and burned my 121 cal... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:39 EST Day 1211- Getting Nervous for My Half-Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900646 Day 86 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 179.8 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 397+636+460=1,493 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 28,071 <BR> <BR> Can you believe it? 7 calories short of my goal. Guess I'll be taking a short walk this afternoon. <BR> <BR> The other strange thing is my Charge HR said I only burned 383 calories during my soccer game, but then when I totaled up my calories burned between 9-10pm it totaled to 460. So that's what I'm going off of. I think it was a glitch i... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:02:26 EST Day 1210- When Life Happens (Legal people please read!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899996 Day 85 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.2 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 397+636=1,033 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 27,611 <BR> <BR> So right after I finished my blog yesterday, I received a phone call from a person interested in seeing the house we're currently renting. <BR> <BR> Let me give you some background information, and anyone who reads this and is in law or real estate that could give me feedback, would be awesome. <BR> <BR> We have a lease that went from S... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:28 EST Day 1209- A Whole Bag of Broccoli http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899368 Day 84 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 180.4 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 397 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 26,975 <BR> <BR> Since today is Wednesday, I have my break in the middle of the day, since I supervise study tables from 6-10 this evening. During my breaks lately, I've been running house errands, or going shopping, or taking naps in my car. What can I say? I'm exhausted sometimes. <BR> <BR> However, today when I was getting ready for work, I was all prepared to w... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:47:37 EST Day 1208- Life Is Like a Game of Soccer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899106 Day 83 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.2 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 397 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 26,975 <BR> <BR> Now I lay me down to sleep, <BR> I think of the promise I must keep. <BR> I jump out of bed, mind in a fog, <BR> And find my laptop to write this blog. <BR> <BR> I was starting to fall asleep and realized, I DIDN'T WRITE MY DAILY BLOG! <BR> <BR> So far in 2015, I've written a blog every single day and burned at least 1500 calories every week. And... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:03:54 EST Day 1207- My Own SparkTeam? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898133 Day 82 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 26,578 <BR> <BR> Yesterday, J.D. and I had some friends over and we made homemade pizzas and tried each others. It was a fun little day, but after already having sodium bloat, it definitely added to it. But I'm okay with it. I know drinking water and tracking will have me back to normal in a day or two. <BR> <BR> After the amazing comments you've left over the past f... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:51:26 EST Day 1206-Honest Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897798 Day 81 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 0 (Though I did burn and additional 1,089 after yesterday's blog) <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 26,578 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you all so much for all your kind comments, SparkMail messages and goodies. Your support after my last too blogs has been overwhelming and so appreciated. I love you all! <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon, I found out the local golf course was in fact open, and I was able to walk ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:21:11 EST Day 1205- The Blog I SHOULD Have Written Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896984 Day 80 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 180.8 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 302+410+649+1007+754=3,122 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 25,489 <BR> <BR> First, let me apologize. To you, all of my Sparkfriends who faithfully read my blogs and offer support and encouragement. I should never have written that blog yesterday. I should never given that one commenter any attention, and I especially shouldn't have let him control what I wrote. <BR> <BR> Because I wri... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:28:28 EST Day 1204- When My Best Isn't Good Enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896542 Day 79 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 180.4 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 302+410+649+1007=2,368 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 24,735 <BR> <BR> Well. <BR> <BR> This blog was going to be much more upbeat a few hours ago. I was all set to be excited to let you all know that my Thursday night soccer team, the one that didn't win a game last season, got our first win last night...and I scored the first goal! Off of a direct kick from a foul. It was an awesome... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:04:17 EST Day 1203- Diet Versus Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895839 Day 78 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 180.8 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 302+410+649=1361 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 23,728 <BR> <BR> On a previous blog post, someone asked the following questions: <BR> <BR> Could you talk more about the diet aspect? Did you ever feel afraid of change? How did you get past it? <BR> <BR> To be honest, at the beginning of my journey, I was so out of shape and sluggish that changing my diet was what I viewed as easier, because exercise ... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:43:48 EST Day 1202- I'm a PSYCHO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895218 Day 77 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 181.2 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 302+410+649=1361 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 23,728 <BR> <BR> Last night, at my soccer game, a girl called me psycho. I wasn't offended because she was commenting on the intensity with which I play. She had been open most of the night while I was playing forward, and was taking shots due to a lack of defense on our part. So I switched with someone and started playing defense, and stuck like her to ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:52:10 EST Day 1201- My Fitbit Charge HR Review So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894693 Day 76 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 182.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 302+410=712 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 23,079 <BR> <BR> I bought my Fitbit Charge HR two weeks ago, and so far, I love it. It definitely pushes me to get more steps and stay active. I also find myself doing the stairs for no reason, other than to meet my daily 10 flights goal. I like that it connects with SparkPeople and is able to pull in my food into the program. This way, it tells me how many c... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:29:05 EST Day 1200- Dedication Versus Determination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893933 Day 75 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.4 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 302 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 22,669 <BR> <BR> 1200 days! Holy Cow! I'm not sure why the round numbers seem to excite me so much, but I've been on SparkPeople for 1200 days and that's pretty awesome. <BR> <BR> Throughout this journey, I've realized that there is a big difference between dedication and determination. <BR> <BR> Dedication is defined as the quality of being dedicated or committed to ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:59:27 EST Day 1199- Beautiful Bike Ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893591 Day 74 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 302 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 22,669 <BR> <BR> Today was a beautiful day, and I contemplated my run, but J.D. asked if I wanted to bike to the grocery store with him, so we did that instead. I always love exercising with J.D. We used to be able to do a lot more, but he's had to give a lot up after his spinal surgery. We can't run together or play basketball, he's very limited so he's really started to love biking. He's a... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:50:19 EST Day 1198- Girls Night Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893091 Day 73 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 378+673+681+789=2,521 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 22,367 <BR> <BR> Friday at work was a tough day. A bunch of people went to lunch, and once again I wasn't invited to go. It was a bit of a downer. I really love my job, but it would just be nice to be included. However, I was able to stay and get more work done. I ended up finishing up around 6. <BR> <BR> I had thought about going... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:32:35 EST Day 1197- My Arm Isn't Broken...But It's Still In A Cast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892314 Day 72 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.4 (with cast) <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 378+673+681=1,732 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 21,686 <BR> <BR> So, after being persuaded by all of your comments, I went to a local urgent care. Before I went, it seemed like it had decent reviews on Google, so I felt okay about going there. Well, I'll definitely not be going there again. While the service was fast, it was apparent that the doctor was more concerned about ge... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:59:07 EST Day 1196- Looking Back On The Early Days of My Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891811 Day 71 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.4 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 378+673=1051 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 21,005 <BR> <BR> My arm kept me up much of last night, so I think I'll get it checked this evening before my soccer game. It's not excruciating, and it's not swollen, which is why I think it's nothing. It's just certain positions like putting on my coat, or shampooing my hair really hurt, so I'll hit the urgent care on my way home. I'm just terrified they'll tell ... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:11:52 EST Day 1195- The Scale Went Down...But I Didn't Want It To http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891058 Day 70 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 183.4 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 378+673= 1051 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 21,005 <BR> <BR> Okay, let me explain myself. In reality, I always want the scale to go down. However, this morning, I was fully expecting a gain. If you read yesterday's blog, I ate way too many cookies and brownies at a staff meeting. I stopped myself after 4 or 5, but was still disappointed that I still allow sweets to have such control over me. However, I did... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:08:48 EST Day 1194- Bingey Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890782 Day 69 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.0 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 378 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 20,332 <BR> <BR> Today, I was having a good day. I had a nice breakfast, but was in a rush and didn't pack a lunch. For lunch I decided to walk up to the student union and get a half sandwich, small turkey chili combo which was great, and also helped me burn a few calories. <BR> <BR> However, we had a meeting from 1-5pm. And in this meeting, there were heavy refreshments... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:03:29 EST Day 1193- Successful Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889845 Day 68 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.4 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 19,954 <BR> <BR> So as I said in previous blogs, my sister-in-law Sarah came to visit on Thursday. Thursday we went to dinner at an Italian place and I successfully put more than half of my meal in a to-go box before I even started eating. <BR> <BR> Then on Friday, we ended up walking to the grilled cheese place. At the grilled cheese place I got the honey apple sandwich w... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 11:56:31 EST Day 1192-New Week Ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889483 The spring forward thing really hit me hard today. I've felt tired and didn't do much of anything at all. But sometimes you just have to listen to your body. Sorry for the two phone blogs but I promise Monday's will be better. <BR> <BR> Love you SparkFriends! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 21:16:23 EST Day 1191- Another Week Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888973 Day 66 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 405+343+538+628=1914 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 19,954 <BR> <BR> Went to the gym Thursday and Friday and did 4 miles of walk run intervals today. Will blog more tomorrow after my sister in law is gone. Trying not to be rude and I usually spend hours on SparkPeople so just blogging from my phone tonight. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow friends! Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:51:51 EST Day 1190- Learning How To Eat At Restaurants http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888017 Day 65 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.8 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 405+343=748 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 18,788 <BR> <BR> Last night, we took my SIL out to dinner at a local Italian restaurant. They didn't have nutritional info available so I tried to find something on the menu that looked like the best option. I settled on the chicken cacciatore, which was grilled chicken breast sauteed with onions, peppers, and garlic in a tomato sauce. It came with a house salad an... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:38:06 EST Day 1189- New Fitness Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887687 Day 64 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.4 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 405+343=748 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 18,788 <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I downloaded the new Pep app by SparkPeople. It's pretty cool. It's very similar to a lot of other photo posting apps. The only thing I wish it could do that it doesn't currently do is allow you to tag people in comments, which would be nice so when I reply to their questions or comments, they would know. <BR> <BR> But if you have an i... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:22:29 EST Day 1188- 3,000 SparkFriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886871 Day 63 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.4 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 405 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 18,445 <BR> <BR> Today, I went through my normal process of adding SparkFriends who had added me. I do this because I like to make sure that I'm receiving notifications in my friends feed about when they right blogs, lose weight, or post pictures. While I don't go through and thank every single person who comments on every blog individually, I feel like this at least keeps... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:21:18 EST Day 1187- Stuck In A Rut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886275 Day 62 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.8 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 18,040 <BR> <BR> I'm stuck in a bit of a nutritional rut. I've had the same cereal every morning for the past few weeks, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, piece of fruit and greek yogurt has become my go to lunch. While obviously these choices aren't terrible for me, I can't help but feel like replacing my PB and J with a healthier option could help me. <BR> <BR> I'v... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:37:32 EST Day 1186- How Is This Time Any Different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885674 Day 61 or 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.2 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 18,040 <BR> <BR> After my 4th week maintaining in the 186-188 range, I'm starting to be reminded of my past few years. If you look on my main SparkPage you can see weigh-ins that start at the beginning of the journey at 275 and reach 183 at the end of 2012. And Then at the beginning of 2013, I bounce in the 180s and 190s. In 2014, I started the year again in the 180s went up... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:47:36 EST Day 1185- Lazy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885131 Finished House of Cards. It was great as expected. Today, we experimented and made a pot roast on the stove instead of in the crockpot and it turned out delicious. I wasn't as sore today as I expected after my 9 mile run. So that's a positive. Sorry for the short blog. Writing from my phone. Love you SparkFriends! Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:23:54 EST Day 1184- Nine Miles Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884514 Day 59 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 184.6 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 266+290+408+397+1304=2665 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 18,040 <BR> <BR> Today, I decided to run 9 miles because it was 18 degrees outside. J.D. and I drove to a park that's near our new house that has amazing running and biking paths. I'm very excited to have it near our house. I made sure to bundle up for the weather. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l577553... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:55:16 EST Day 1183- Ready For The Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883854 Day 58 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 187.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 266+290+408+397=1,361 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 16,736 <BR> <BR> Had another soccer game last night. We lost 9-3, but I had an amazing second half in goal with over 20 saves. They still scored on me 4 times, but my teammates were really great about complimenting me on such a great half. <BR> <BR> We went out to Buffalo Wild Wings afterwords, and I was starving, most likely from running, so I ha... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:50:04 EST Day 1182- Suggestions Wanted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883218 Day 57 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.2 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 266+290+408= 964 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 16,339 <BR> <BR> I need to learn to love my body. It's something I've always struggled with. After losing 90 pounds, I've become proud of what my body is capable of, but I still have issues with how I look and feel sometimes. <BR> <BR> As I described during my blogs while I was wedding dress shopping, I'm shaped like a slice of pizza. Broad in the shoulders ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:08:03 EST Day 1181- WE WON AGAIN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882645 Day 56 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.8 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 266+290+408=964 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 16,339 <BR> <BR> We're Going STREAKING!!!! (Any Old School fans out there?) <BR> <BR> No, I do not mean streaking naked. I mean my Tuesday night soccer team has won three games in a row. That's a winning streak! I scored two goals last night! It was great! I was sore before the game started, but you all were right in that continuing to move and exercise had my... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:56:49 EST Day 1180- Spoke Too Soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881963 Day 55 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.8 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 266+290=556 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 15,931 <BR> <BR> So I'm incredibly sore. Yesterday, I was bragging about how I must be stronger than I thought since I wasn't feeling my Sunday strength training. I even went so far as to do more strength training during a circuit workout yesterday. Well right about 8pm yesterday, as I was going up the stairs, I began to feel the soreness I'd been missing. <BR> ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:54:34 EST Day 1179- I'm So Ready For the Future Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881341 Day 54 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.8 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 266+290=556 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 15,931 <BR> <BR> This morning, I weighed in at 185.8, 0.2 under my weight before leaving for NOLA 8 days ago. In those 8 days I've ranged from 185.8 up to 192.4, and am now back to where I started. I was able to visit my friend, eat a sausage po boy, have beignets at Cafe du Monde, and even drink a Hand Grenade. I gained (water) weight, but with exercise and eating... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:18:12 EST Day 1178- I'm Going to Be Sore Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880783 Day 53 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 187.6 <BR> <BR> Total Calories Burned this Week: 266 <BR> Total Calories Burned this Year: 15,641 <BR> <BR> J.D. and I made it back to Michigan with no issues. The roads were fine thankfully. When we got back, I decided I wanted to go to the gym. And I decided that I want to get back into strength training. I can do cardio all I want, but I'd like to also get stronger. So I asked J.D. for his opinion as to what I should be doing and he gave me a list, and ... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:42:40 EST Day 1177- The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880161 Day 52 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.6 <BR> Total Calories Burned This Week: 217+272+257+36+725= 1,507 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned This Year: 15,375 <BR> <BR> So I said in my blog yesterday that I planned to go to the Planet Fitness about 15 miles from my parents' house. Then I woke up to a snow storm that dropped about 5-8 inches on the Dayton area. And I contemplated just trying to shovel the snow to burn the remaining 700+ calories I needed to meet my 1500 calories burned... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:21:27 EST Day 1176- Headed Home for the Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879354 Day 51 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 187.6 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 217+272+257+36=782 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 14,650 <BR> <BR> J.D. and I will be going home to visit one of our best friends before he heads to three months of training for the Air Force. I'm not even close to hitting my 1500 calories for the week, so I've looked up where the Planet Fitness closest to my house is, and I plan on heading there tomorrow morning, to get the rest of my 718 calories bu... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:31:28 EST Day 1175- 50 Day Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878806 Day 50 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 190.0 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 217+272+257=746 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 14,614 <BR> <BR> Today is my 50th day logging in and blogging in 2015. It's a pretty exciting accomplishment considering, even when I was starting out, I missed a few days every now and again. <BR> <BR> But I've managed to put just a little time each day towards SparkPeople, and I'm happy about that. <BR> <BR> Today, I did a dumb thing. I picked up a... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:47:20 EST Day 1174- Exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878426 I'm headed to bed and almost forgot to blog. Traveling really makes me tired. I had a wonderful time with Grace and we agreed to give up what we thought would be toughest for us during Lent. She gave up chocolate and I gave up ice cream. I'm including frozen yogurt in that too. So hopefully that will help me get back on track. I think I'm also going to try starting to go to the gym at least one day of my weekend. I use weekends as an excuse to be lazy when really I could be improving my healt... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:42:43 EST Day 1173- Last Night in New Orleans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877644 Day 48 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 190.4 (holy mardi gras bloat batman!) <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 217+272+257=746 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 14,614 <BR> <BR> The scale screamed at me this morning, but such is to be expected after a day spent with friends in the French Quarter. I ate much healthier today, have increased my fluids, and got in a good 30 minute cardio session in the gym. <BR> <BR> I so admire my best friend Grace. <BR> <BR> She's lost about the s... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:40:27 EST Day 1172- Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876700 Day 47 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.8 (on my best friend's scale) <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 217+272=489 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year = 14,357 <BR> <BR> I made it safely to New Orleans! My title means "Let the good times roll!" <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed yesterday if you were on SparkPeople, while I was sitting in the airport waiting for my flight, I was checking in on my new comments and found one that said since I had been the same weight for 2 years an... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:08:50 EST Day 1171- Off to New Orleans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876166 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> In a rush and found out I can't write a blog from my phone, so I'm going to take my IPad and hopefully still get a blog in everyday. <BR> <BR> My flight leaves in a few hours and my parents are about to drop me off at the airport. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and sorry for the short blog! Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:22:58 EST Day 1170- 500th Blog?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875880 Day 45 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight 186.0 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 684+576+603=1,823 <em>248</em> <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 13,868 <BR> <BR> This is my 500th blog. Can you believe that? I can't. <BR> <BR> I'm so thankful that I have all of you who make me feel like writing down my thoughts is actually worth it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I ended up finding a two piece that I liked so I bought it. I compared it to my two piece that I wore this summer, but tried o... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 22:14:35 EST Day 1169- Will I Fail? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875141 Day 44 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.0 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 684+576= 1220 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 13,265 <BR> <BR> Every now and again on this journey, I get scared. As I see people who have had success losing weight gain it back or hit major struggles in their journey, I wonder if that will soon be me. <BR> <BR> One of my biggest worries for the future is pregnancy, and the weight gain that comes along with it. And the then new responsibilities and t... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:17:36 EST Day 1168 - Preventing Stress Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874613 Day 43 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.2 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 684 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 12,689 <BR> <BR> I've been facing some stress at work, but so far I've done a good job of not hitting the vending machine at work for a Snickers. I'm not quite sure how I think a Snickers will help anything... <BR> <BR> Regardless, tonight my parents are coming into town. They're going to my soccer game, and I'm also thinking we'll be having dinner with them. Last t... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:48:36 EST Day 1167- MY SOCCER TEAM WON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873910 Day 42 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.6 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 684 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 12,689 <BR> <BR> Yes. Your read my blog title correctly. MY TEAM WON! The game ended with a score of 12-7 and I even scored a goal! We again only had one girl sub, and I think you can tell my exhaustion from the fact that my face matched my red shirt. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1842517773.jpg"> <BR> <BR> J.D. was at this game an... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:52:33 EST Day 1166- One Picture of the House http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873331 Day 41 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.4 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 12,005 <BR> <BR> No worries friends! I have soccer tonight to burn some calories. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your kind words on my blog yesterday. I thought I'd share the photo of the house that helped me fall in love. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1236835498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Isn't it beautiful?? <BR> <BR> I can't wait to be living in it... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:51:49 EST Day 1165- We Bought a House?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872784 Day 40 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 185.8 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 12,005 <BR> <BR> I'm sorry. I'm sorry I was so nonchalant about the 13 houses we'd seen, but I didn't want to jinx anything! The last house we saw was amazing, something J.D. and I agreed was too good to pass up. It had been listed on Friday, and we were the first to see it Saturday. And we didn't want anyone else to see it. <BR> <BR> So we put in our offer on Sunday... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 21:31:21 EST Day 1164- Safety Over Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872033 Day 39 of 2015: <BR> <BR> Weight: 186.2 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Week: 0 <BR> Total Calories Burned for the Year: 12,005 <BR> <BR> This morning I was very happily surprised to see 186.2 on the scale. Though with my first day really back on track, I shouldn't have been that surprised. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is the first Monday that I think I'll actually be able to keep my schedule. <BR> <BR> I work late on Monday nights, so I have a break during the day and during my break, I'm mee... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 19:41:47 EST