BROOKE9B's SparkPeople Blog BROOKE9B's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Taking Back Control! I had a great weigh in this morning!! OUTTA THE 140's!!!!!!!! HURRAY!!!! <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> Usually good weigh ins help me to stay motivated and eat healthily and in moderation (my biggest downfall). However, breaking out of the 140's made me feel great but at the same time something in my mind clicked like, "Well, you've worked so hard and now you're in the 130's, go ahead, reward yourself" I guess this is called the 'devil on my shoulder'... <em>18</em> <BR> well shucks, until thi... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 01:16:53 EST To Plan or Not To Plan..? PLAN IT IS!!! :) So I'm a planner and like to make mini-goals and PLAN!! hehe <BR> I am really going to buckle down for April to slim down and lean out for our cruise and bikini season!!!!!! <BR> <em>47</em> <BR> My plan is as follows: <BR> M,W,F: 8-11km runs with my bebe in a jogging stroller & puppy along side to protect me from neighbour dogs and strange people lol <BR> T,R: 5km runs again with "the crew" <BR> Weekends: Try to go for an hours walk with DH & the rest of the crew. <em>312</em... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:50:40 EST T minus 42 days until LA!!!! So it's exactly 6 weeks until DH and I head out for our honeymoon to LA, cruise to Catalina Island, Ensenada and back to LA for a few days!!! <BR> Eeee!!!!!!!!!! We need it and I CANNOT wait!!!! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I'm VERY excited... in case you didn't notice. Hehe. <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> I'm thinking I need to make a plan and do a day by day break down... hmm?? <BR> Here's something you guys might not know about me.... 1. I LOVE TO MAKE LISTS! <BR> 2. I LOVE TO PLAN! 3. I've decid... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 01:22:27 EST Davey's Birthday Cake Photos!! It was Davey's 1st Birthday today!!! Hurray!!! Hehe. I made him rainbow cupcakes :) <BR> Thought I'd post some photos and share!!!!! <BR> These were the cupcakes after some trimming because they were a little overfilled at first and blew out the sides lol!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> And a side view.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Davey got his own cupcake... I didn't want to give him a whole... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 02:49:46 EST Lots of exciting things in the near future!! SO!!!! <BR> There are many exciting things in the VERY near future!!! HURRAY!!!! <BR> Let's begin! <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> Tomorrow: WEIGH IN!!!! Being positive!!! I am crossing my fingeys that I'm gunna rock this one <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> Saturday: MY BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!! <em>236</em> Making RAINBOW cupcakes so that it's secretly portion control for MOMMY! LOL I can't say no to supermoist cake so I figure, make cupcakes. Allow for one when people are there, one for when everyon... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:18:12 EST ARGH!!!! Ahhhh I did so well until dinner.. then I had to use up some tomato sauce, ricotta cheese and ground beef so I made some lasagna. Cheese, meat, noodles... HARDLY my weakness!!! <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> I'm so bad... I indulged in a piece, which would have been ok for dinner (372ish cals per piece)... then another (oy! another 372ish) and then some snack pieces(probably like 150-200 cals) when transferring it from the dish to Ziplock containers... *sigh* I know I'm over my calories allowance BUT... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:37:19 EST Thank you to ANEWAMANDA & Mary :) 1. What did you eat for breakfast? <BR> Little.. unfortunately, only an Activia yogurt (100 cals) and water. <BR> <BR> 2. How much water do you drink a day? <BR> I try for my required 8 cups if not more!! <BR> <BR> 3. What is your least favorite "healthy" food? <BR> I really don't like tomatoes by themselves or mushrooms!!! I'm also not a berry fan unless they're pureed in a smoothie! Numm! <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite fruit? <BR> Bananas and gala apples <BR> <BR> 5. What is... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:40:56 EST Weekend Trip to 'The City' So my DH and I packed up the bebe and left town for a few days. <BR> <em>432</em> <BR> What a wonderful trip we had (minus the tempting and naughty foods.... at least I prepared ahead of time and figured out some lower calorie options as some restaurants! But that would only work if we had actually went to those restaurants!!!! So I was forced to <em>225</em> for the weekend) <BR> <BR> I shopped my BUTT OFF!!!! I splurged and bought myself some new running shoes <em>331</em> , a new won... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:24:04 EST Another SparkRecipe and a question for you all :) So I tried the Diet Coke Sloppy Joe recipe today.. SOOOO NUMMY!!!! Not only is it low calorie but it was sooo tastey!!! Hehe. Highly recommended! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> So does ANYONE follow the strength program that is laid out by SP? Also, why doesn't it track calories burnt or use suggested weights to use for exercises?? <BR> <BR> Just a quick note tonight! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Night night all!!! I know it's officially tomorrow already for you guys but I'm in a different time zone... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:34:21 EST Recipe Discovery, THANK YOU and Pics of my Bebe So I was browsing though the sparkRecipes and discovered a delightful creation by CRAFTYWANDA and revised it a little, substituted full fat cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups for the low fat kind and added in Catelli Healthy Harvest Broad Egg White Noodles instead of the Gnocchi. Just changing these things I cut the calories per cup from 185 calories to 88 calories. Incredible!!! It's SOOOO hearty and delicious!!! I love love love it and will be making it again soon! I suggest every... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 01:48:35 EST Argh!!! SCALE confusion How often is it that the scale frusterates the heck out of you because you think you did so well and should still be losing because you've been good for a consistant 5 days and on the fifth day weigh in you gain???? I ate well on friday and even ended the day on the low end of the calorie allowance... so I thought, logically, that my weigh in on saturday should reflect that and I'd be either the same weight as the day before or even a little lower. INSTEAD!!!! I gained +.8lbs... it baffled me... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:31:15 EST Sledding!!! Sledding was so fun today!!! Had great weather and great friends with us!!! <BR> <em>425</em> <BR> On an off note my diet suffered because although we had packed a small lunch and I had a healthy proportioned breakfast AND I felt good when I got home as the night wore on I got hungrier and hungrier.... <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> It's like the more I ate the hungrier I got!!! <BR> It's 8:14 local time, I'm 500 cals over my allowable limit and I'm craving leftover pizza and cheesecake.... EEP!!!... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 23:19:14 EST Runners World I am SO pumped I surpassed my weekly goal for weight loss even though I REALLY didnt want to do my exercises on monday and tuesday and wednesday.. and thursday.. lol so mostly all week!! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> So as a reward I bought myself the new edition of Runners World <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I love the lady on the cover (Kara Goucher) she has an amazing body and an amazing story too!!! <BR> Really looking forward to reading it and getting more and more into running!!! <BR> Hurray!!! ... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 00:25:35 EST Successful Day!!! Hurray!!! Today was normal feeling if a little draining because my 11 Month Old is sick (cranky as never before and puked on me... holy smelly!!!) <BR> Now that I've logged all my food and exercise I feel SUPER! lol <BR> I know compared to others people it may seem so small but I managed to stay under my calories allowed, ate pretty well, met goals and did my exercise even though I've been feeling very discouraged the last few days. <BR> I also snuck in a nap with my DH while the bebe was sleeping. WO... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 00:17:54 EST New Beginnings are Numerous, this, is a SUCCESSFUL Fresh Start! I have tried so many times and swore to myself that I'd commit and I'd abandon the attempt as quickly as I'd committed myself to it. I used to frequent websites and blogs that were not only detrimental to my health but also my self esteem, happiness and life in general! NEVER again can I end up there. It's not only that it screws up my life but they DON'T WORK!!! I am happy to have realized this... took long enough. I've been doing my own thing on and off for the last 5 months and haven't had... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 17:34:21 EST