BROOKLYNROSE's SparkPeople Blog BROOKLYNROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New Focus Well, it's been a while since I've posted a blog but I'm making it a goal to post a blog at least 4 days a week! I fell off the wagon so to speak for a while because I was feeling a bit angry about life, and told myself I just didn't care. But than i forced myself to go to a Super Pet Expo the 11th and 12th, than a Women's Health Expo this past saturday. Don't ya know that was exactly what I needed to get back to where I needed to be? Got some great info about events coming up where I could v... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:59:15 EST 10 Days Till Christmas!! I am quite happy about Christmas! Not so much about going back to the super cold weather (and snow/ice) but I do get to spend 2 weeks with my family and my boyfriend! YAY:) I leave this sunday and come back the day after New Years. I love love love this time of year, all the decorations, and the chance to see all my brothers sisters and their families:) Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:32:17 EST It's a whole new month!! Well, I did better staying within all my goals today while tracking food. I decided not to take my multi vitamin and see how I did with getting all my nutrients/vitamins that I need. It actually was not too bad. Some I met, some I went over and others I was low. But at least I can see where I am short/over and work on that. This will be the first time that I track my food and get all my vitamins/nutrients and I am extremely pleased with myself! Today, I was in the basement with the 8 year old... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:53:43 EST I see a pattern that I don't like AT ALL Now that I track my food intake each day, I see that although I do check the labels, the calories/fat really add up! I never thought that the little things add up so quickly. I hate it because I am over every day (or reach my goals way too early in the day) but I'm very determined now to be within my goals but still not OVER. What a shock to my system, but I'm glad I'm doing it as it causes me to think very hard about what I eat (and when, how many, etc). Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:38:13 EST Lots of changes! Well, since the last time i have really updated my web page and blogs, I have adopted a dog, moved to New Jersey, and started working as a live-in nanny! I could not be happier:) I should have done this a long time ago, but I finally decided that I was tired of the way things were going. I was nervous about the idea of a complete change, but than I thought, "what do I have to lose"? Look at me now, working as a live in nanny one hour from my favorite BIG city (NYC) with a great family and my ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:58:10 EST I am so...I don't even know! I just got home from my parents (and had a great Christmas:) and now i am watching a documentary about obesity (fitting, right?). The documentary started with a 12 year old having liposuction! Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this? The parents and child said this was the last hope and kept talking about kids teasing her and all. Okay, so I understand the teasing part because I have been there (and still am), but at 12, I don't see how this is the absolute last thing. Maybe I'm ... Sat, 25 Dec 2010 21:16:17 EST I love my life I really do love my life. There are ups and downs as everyone has, but I really can't complain. I am doing what I need to do, trying to stay positive and working on myself as a person. This is short, but I am really tired and want to go to sleep! Good night all <em>334</em> Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:06:45 EST It's been a week since I've done much on sparkpeople It has been a week and while i have been drinking water and spending a lot of time outside, getting exercise, I have not been on top of things like I had been. But today, I got a pair of brand new hiking/walking shoes that I love. Plus, I am in one of the most beautiful places in New York where I can walk in nature anytime. I am pretty close to my parents house and the grocery store so I have no reason not to walk! It's hard to find good healthy food here, but I can make it work. I am right b... Mon, 31 May 2010 22:46:35 EST what a wonderful way to exercise! Laughter is most definitely the best way to make yourself feel better and also to burn calories. I did A TON of laughter over the last 3 days and i love it! Mon, 24 May 2010 22:59:37 EST what a great day! I am going to bed knowing that I was on top of the following goals today: <BR> ~8 hours of sleep <BR> ~ 60 minute, 3 mile walk today <BR> ~within my ranges for food today <BR> ~did not snack at all on chips or candy! <BR> I am very pleased with myself and am excited about going back to NY for a week! I leave on Tuesday to see my best friend in NC than I drive to the mountains of NY to see a guy for his birthday (and I will celebrate with another friend for her birthday). Overall, a great star... Sun, 23 May 2010 23:25:48 EST graduation What a day! my cousin and his friends graduated and it was so exciting! I remember that day and what a great time it was! I felt so motivated to do what I got to do to be healthy. It's my time to get this together, once and for all! <em>104</em> Sat, 22 May 2010 22:28:14 EST totally off the subject but... There is this boy (he's about to be 26 so he's not really a boy) but I adore him and he adores me. He has some things he needs to work on and i am okay with that because I see his potential and I know he is very good for me and me for him. I love him and i just needed to get that out there today:) I am going to the movies right now but I am sure that I will talk more about him later. I should mention that I told him I was walking to get in shape and his response was "why?" I told him so I cou... Fri, 21 May 2010 20:09:11 EST Tired well, it's been a day. pretty good overall. I might be going to my parents house for part of the summer. it'd be nice to see everyone there and have a carefree summer:) I've got some plans I want to follow through on before friday so I am going to head to bed early and get a heads start tomorrow:) Tue, 18 May 2010 20:59:07 EST I refuse to give up I absolutely refuse to kick myself down and keep on kicking while I am down. I went over my calories and fat today when I went out to eat, but I did good the rest of the day. I refuse to beat myself up all the time. I am making small changes, and doing well. Yes, I slip up everyday but i am making an effort. That is what matters and I will make it to all my goals! Mon, 17 May 2010 22:27:16 EST My goal for this week I really want to work on journalling more. There are so many different thoughts on my brain all the time and I really need to journal about them more often so that way, I can let them go and come back to them. Especially since I don't really have any friends where I am to hang out with and talk things through with, so journalling will work for now:) Plus, it will give me insight to my negative self talk and my emotional eating! Sun, 16 May 2010 22:14:51 EST What a Friday Well, this day began well and it is ending well. For most of the day, I was doing well. eating well, tracking and planning everything down to the tee, went for a 1.37 mile walk this morning, drinking lots of water. Than I got a phone call from a company I applied to last week. (I have got to call them tomorrow for a interview, but anyway:) I went out to my car to get some interview shoes car will not start. I know what needs to be fixed (nothing too major, but still). How frustrating ... Fri, 14 May 2010 22:00:00 EST Over by 52:( So, I watched very closely what I ate, how much i ate and where I ate today. i did pretty good and did not snack on stuff I do not need, and tracked EVERYTHING! I have been over in fat since i started tracking (fat has been what I went over badly the last few days). Today? I did well! very proud of myself..except watching my fat intake so close I went over in calories:( But only by 52 and honestly, I have never eaten better so, I am good. I am not worried at all. I know that I can do this and... Thu, 13 May 2010 20:27:22 EST Wednesday "Hump Day" I am feeling very determined and motivated today. I am trying really hard to track what I eat/drink and while I forgot some things (mostly what I drink), I am not giving up or kicking myself. Instead, I make a note of it and try harder to keep on top of things. Usually, I am all or nothing, but as that has not helped me in the past, I got rid of that thinking. I find that by keeping track of what I am eating and how I am exercising, I am more motivated to keep on top of other things in my lif... Wed, 12 May 2010 15:34:18 EST Bad Dinner:( I pigged out for dinner tonight! I had 2 value chicken sandwiches, 2 value fries and a small bag of doritos. I feel bad, but I am not going to let this keep me from my goal. It was good, but I know that I won't do it again anytime soon! I am going to start fresh tomorrow morning with a walk and stay on track! Tue, 11 May 2010 23:27:43 EST