BRITTTURTLE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BRITTTURTLE BRITTTURTLE'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/ Found a dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347606 Havne't been updating much because I found the cutest sweetest puppy abandoned in the park. Mon, 6 May 2013 15:57:32 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333068 I did a good job yesterday. Gotta keep it up! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:45:54 EST Too much fun this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331903 I indulged waaaaay too much this weekend. We had lots of beer at Stone Brewery, rich vegan food, pizza, etc. Luckily no hangover! Now I'm just trying to get back on track. I juiced this morning and will be upping my veggie intake in gen. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:58:21 EST Ready for my work day to end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327953 Today has been a long one for me, mostly because I didn't bring enough food to work and am starving. However, that has given me plenty of time to debate what to make. I'm going with vegan gluten free lasagna with gf garlic bread and a salad. I am also going to make bourbon brownie bites for my friend's birthday! So now all I need is the next 30 mins to fly by so I can get cookin'! Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:52:29 EST tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325345 I'm just having a bad week. My finances are hurting and I gained a pound. Not a good day... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:39:40 EST Definitely a cheat day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312896 I'm going to a Dodgers game tonight and will drink regular gluten beer! I also had a sandwich on regular bread. It was delicious but I will be returning to my gluten-free state shortly. Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:59:36 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311514 So my vegan garlic biscuits last night didn't turn out. The oat flour was just too dense and they came out tasting very bland. Sad face. However, the asparagus, brussell sprouts, collard greens and mashed potatoes were excellent. I will be eating them today as well so I will be eating alright and saving some money. Not bad, Thursday, not bad. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:45:48 EST Hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310437 I am feeling a little overwhelmed today. I have stayed on the gluten-free path so far today, though I am currently drinking coffee which is a no-no. It's very acidic but I juiced this morning and plan to have a very veggie-centric dinner so hopefully it will alkalize me. <BR> <BR> Tonight I am making collard greens with fakin bacon, mashed potatoes, gluten-free garlic biscuits and roasted asparagus. YUM. Now if only my wife will be happy with it. Usually if I make the biscuits, then s... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 17:11:49 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309032 I did ok yesterday but ended up eating a sundae. So much for staying off sugar! Today I'm just working on sticking to gluten free. Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:45:33 EST Did ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307553 My weekend wasn't a total mess which is great. I kept spending in check and didn't go to a single Veggie Grill. Of course I did eat a chocolate bunny...However, I'm calling this weekend a success because it could have gotten much more out of control. I just need to keep away from the sugar for about a week so I can normalize myself once again! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:56:02 EST Cleaning house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305506 We got up early to have the plumber fix our garbage disposal and now we're getting cleaning done! Sat, 30 Mar 2013 15:46:41 EST Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304298 I am so glad I made it through the week. Now I just need to keep focused this weekend! Weekends are often hard for me because I want to eat out at all the restaurants that I don't get to during the week, which is bad for my weight and my bank balance! This weekend I'm really focusing on continuing to juice and hang out with my dog Hank. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:01:35 EST Out yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303363 I got up early and my trainer showed me how to get a work out without using my injured leg!!! However, afterward I felt the full weight of my illness. I'd started feeling crappy Tuesday night but woke up feeling awful yesterday. I rested most of the day after a hellatious DMV appointment. <BR> <BR> Today I feel much better. My muscles are sore sore sore. That's why it's so great to work out with a trainer. She keeps me honest and motivated. I'm down 5 pounds and counting. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:51:40 EST Rough day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301087 Today has been stressful and I learned that I owe property taxes in 2 weeks. I thought that I would have a few months. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:49:48 EST recovering from indulgent weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299606 I spent a ton of my tax return, which was FUN. However, that put me at the mall which meant my food choices weren't excellent. I also had 2 nights of drinking as well so that put me in a 'who cares already messed up' kind of mood. But today I'm back on track. Trying to remain gluten-free and no more booze for the week. With my injury I'm afraid I'm gaining instead of losing. Only the scale tonight will tell... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:05:16 EST It's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296528 I'm meeting up with friends to see a preview of Hitchcock. I think it will be excellent. I can put a tiny bit of weight on my foot, although my toes are blackening by the day with bruises. I need to make a doctor's appt. in order to get a new x-ray. Hopefully I can at least go back to walking my pup next week! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:23:07 EST Still hurting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295334 over it. for real. i hate being hurt and i hate being bored. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:12:07 EST Can put a little weight on my ankle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293788 It's been one week officially since I tore a ligament. I can finally put a little weight on my ankle though I'm still limping and wearing my moon boot. My ankle is quickly turning black with bruises all the way across it. I am trying to keep off it so I can heal as fast as possible but it's hard. Funny how when I'm healthy I never want to work out. Now that I'm unable, all I want to do is dance and run and jump! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:57:23 EST tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292706 I finally took some pain meds so I'm sleepy and slow today. OK on food though. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:23:51 EST Still hurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291270 Drank too much, ate too much, spent too much. My ankle swelled up again and I'm not feeling great. Gotta excise sugar from the diet again, and now caffeine as well. Boo. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:36:42 EST Event last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287991 Smashing success last night! I love my job and felt great doing it. I didn't have to fake a single smile or conversation because they absolutely happened naturally. I was also able to discuss PETA's stance on issues and answer questions. Other than my new RoboCop boot, I am doing very well. Have to wear this thing for 2 weeks and hopefully will be healed up after tearing a tendon on Wednesday. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:13:45 EST moon boot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286742 I got one today for my torn ligaments. Booo. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:09:30 EST Injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285495 This morning I worked out with my trainer and like a klutz totally biffed it on the sidewalk. So now I'm a limping sad mess and barely even logged much workout time... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:21:01 EST Only 2 more days before my event http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284343 Lots of planning and details and panic! It is enough to keep me from eating since I'm so busy but I need to take time to decompress and eat for a minute! Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:47:41 EST The weekend got away from me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282565 I overate, overdrank, overspent and had gluten. I'm a mess! I am getting back on track this week. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:04:58 EST Saturdays always get me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281203 So yesterday Becca and I met up with her cousin. While we love him, one drink always turns into three or four. I ended up buying everyone dinner which I couldn't afford and drinking too much, which means consuming too many calories. Today I'm going running with my dog in hopes of undoing some of the damage. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:36:36 EST Doing well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279223 Last night went well. Becca and I stayed healthy with kelp noodles and marinara sauce with roasted brussel sprouts. Tonight I just need to keep from drinking too much. I am going to weigh myself tonight to check my status since today is day 7. I need to pay attention what I put into my body this weekend. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 17:59:46 EST Not a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277752 I cancelled my trainer this morning because I stayed out too late drinking with friends. Not enough sleep, too many calories, no real workout...BOOOOOO Thu, 7 Mar 2013 17:40:49 EST 2 days gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276103 Today I have been 48 hours without gluten. It's pretty crazy how differently I feel already. My sleep improved. It wasn't as difficult to wake up in the morning (though I still snoozed out of habit; one thing at a time!). My thoughts are clearer. It's crazy. I never realized how much bread affected me. Even my skin is clearing up! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:54:58 EST Worked out with personal trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274401 This morning I worked out with Constance, my fantastic personal trainer. Already I feel more alert and am not as hungry as I usually am in the mornings. I think it's because I mostly eat out of routine rather than hunger. Getting my butt kicked like this early in the morning makes me more grateful for the food I eat so I'm more thoughtful. Anyhoo day 5 is going well so far. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:34:20 EST Today I am weary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273095 I am a tired girl this morning. I didn't get up early as planned to go running with my dog, Hank so he got the standard walk. I drank too much this weekend and desperately need to get back on track! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 17:28:31 EST