BUNNIEBUILDER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUNNIEBUILDER BUNNIEBUILDER'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/ Counting Calories: For that last bit of stubborn fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549487 I've restrained from counting calories for some months now because I've done that whole counting thing in the past, and developed an unhealthy obsession about it - But... I'm more mature now and I think it's a necessity to get that LAST bit of stubborn fat off my lower back/thigh area. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800467006.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've improved a lot since my last pictures, but I don't think I want to take new pictures juusstt yeett. <em>211</em>... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 23:14:53 EST I ate a WHOLE head of lettuce and I liked it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540547 I was never the "salad" type girl - Heck, I was never the vegetable eating type gal at all! I would try to eat MAYBE 2 cups of spinach, drenched in dressing once in a blue moon. but overall, I hated salad. <BR> <BR> soo, what changed? I became vegan. <BR> <BR> I was the vegan that hated all vegetables in the beginning, but that is slowly changing. My taste buds are changing on me everyday! <BR> <BR> The other day, for some odd reason I wanted red leaf lettuce. I never had that kind of l... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:55:59 EST How I Quit My Coffee Addiction & Got More Energy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536559 I started to drink coffee since I was 18, ever since I was completely hooked. I started out with just one cup a day, then it progressed to 2.. then 3, and so on. Every year I try to quit my coffee obsession at least four times, but have always failed. I got very irritable and had bad headaches when I stopped drinking coffee. I would simply "give in" after about a week of no coffee consumption. <BR> <BR> That all changed when recently I became vegan and took my vitamins for seriously (also q... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 12:01:41 EST EASY Delicious Vegan Hot Cocoa (low in sugar too) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534891 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1554114971.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every year during the winter/fall I go threw a hot chocolate phase. I'm sure I'm not alone on this one! The hot cocoa powdered mixes always tasted funny to me and the recipes for homemade hot cocoa always had WAY to much sugar. <BR> <BR> This year I figured out a way to have my "homemade" hot cocoa without all the sugar - but also taste delicious and cruelty free <BR> <BR> Recipe: Vegan Hot Cocoa <BR> <BR> ing... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 12:31:23 EST Rescue A Turkey This Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532958 Have a voice for the turkeys and save one for thanksgiving this month (and of course not eating one as well!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1122673967.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all know how cruel turkey farming is - if not, I suggest watching this: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBM0NULDYl8 </link> <BR> <BR> These "concentration camps" for turkeys isn't something from the past. Farming this way STILL is happening and doesn't plan on stopping unles... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:53:02 EST My Cure For Period Cramps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531859 This blog might be a little T.M.I. but I HAVE to share this! I've always had really bad period cramps to the point I cant walk. Sometimes I have to call in sick just because my cramps are so bad. My mood swings can be a bit embarrassing too because I'll cry for no reason randomly. for years this has been a problem of mine I felt like I couldn't control... until now. <BR> <BR> Ever since I switched to a cruelty free lifestyle (Vegan) I've gotten absolutely NO cramps or mood swings. I feel bet... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:28:24 EST Update: Going Vegan, Less Internet, Bakery Job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529976 Less Internet: <BR> Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted anything on SparkPeople, that's because I made a commitment to ONLY go online if I need to check my email/bank account or if I really needed to look something up. <BR> <BR> I feel like I've completely changed myself for the better. I went from playing games all the time, not exercising, feeling stuck and having a quarter life crisis . And now I'm at peace with myself, making the most out of each day without the games and int... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:45:59 EST ACNE ATTACK! -Advise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518599 So I've been cutting out dairy for a while to see if my acne would clear up... and it hasn't - My skin has actually gotten worse. <BR> <BR> Here is what my skin looked like a month ago and now <BR> *My skin type is very combination and I often get those really deep in the skin type acne <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1966270600.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My skin has NEVER been this bad, even in my teens! <BR> <BR> I'm desperate to find SOMETHING I can do to make it b... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:14:15 EST Good Habits to Learn in Your 20s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517684 For a few months now I've been searching for ways to improve my life. When I turned 22 a few weeks ago I felt much anxiety and depression - I realized I haven't progressed as a person since I was 15. I felt "stuck" in my old unhealthy habits mainly because I didn't know how to change them! <BR> <BR> Here are some habits I've learned that's made my life stress/anxiety free and can benefit life in a great way. <BR> <BR> Note: I won't be going into full detail about each habit. <BR> <BR> 1.... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:15:20 EST I Made Some Progress! +Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513445 I just took some progress pictures for my 5 month transformation challenge/plan and compared them to my other progress pictures from last month. I was quit happy to see some changes Iv'e made! I didn't even think I made any progress at all because I skipped a lot of workouts, and didn't eat the healthiest. I guess I have been riding my bike more often and being over all more active. so yeah, I just wanted to share! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1035446323.jpg... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:05:45 EST First Day, Period Weight, YouTube Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513393 First Day & Period Weight: <BR> Today was the first day of my 5 month transformation plan/ challenge thing. So far it's going good. I weighted myself this morning and was surprised to see a major weight decrease from just a couple days ago. It said 112.2lbs. I was on my period last time I weighed myself but I didn't think I could hold that much water/bloat! (if you didn't read that blog, I was 116lbs) <BR> <BR> anyways, I just wanted to point that out so people didn't think I actually lost w... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:54:48 EST Face Exercising for Anti Aging? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511525 Iv'e seen some books and face workout dvds pop up on the market these past years and I just wanted to hear some thoughts on this type of workout. <BR> <BR> Over time if you do these face workouts everyday, it suppose to help keep the skin firm in areas where wrinkles form. <BR> <BR> Here are some examples of what a face workout consist of <BR> <BR> (looks kinda funny doesn't it lol ) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l661350853.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you think this is ... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:36:17 EST 5 Month Transformation Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511227 I just found out today that I'll be moving to Portland Oregon in March 2014, which is sooooo exciting because Portland is my all time favorite city and I've always wanted to live there. I'll also be starting school to be a Dental Hygienist. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2141087871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I want to look super fit and healthy before I move there. Moving to a different city or town has always felt refreshing to me. I thought I could take advantage of t... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:52:25 EST My Weight Shocked me! + Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509796 I decided to bust out my scale this morning because I was curious how much I weigh. I haven't stepped on a scale in 3-4 years so I was a little nervous. My body hasn't changed since my last progress pictures (Sept. 12, 2013) mainly because I've been on a huge roller coaster. But anywhooo, once the numbers danced on the scale it hit to a weight of... <BR> <BR> 116.6lbs <BR> <BR> I was completely shocked!... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:38:40 EST Zuzka Power Yoga Series, Running Goals, & Food Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508896 Hey spark friends! I've been feeling so much better lately, yesterday I did something I've never done before and got myself a library card! I was never the "book reader" type so I was never interested in books growing up, but lately I've been really enjoying reading - It's very relaxing! <BR> <BR> Zuzka Power Yoga Series 1: <BR> <BR> Aside from that, I started the Zuzka Power Yoga Series 1. Yesterday I tried out the first workout "Crescent" and LOVED IT! The workouts are only about 7-10 mi... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:29:43 EST For The Love of Fruit & Grocery Haul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506840 Here is all my groceries I bought yesterday <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1193977900.jpg"> <BR> - 14 bananas <BR> - 7 Gala apples <BR> - 7 Pears <BR> - 3 grapefruit <BR> - bag of grapes <BR> - 2 containers of organic baby spanich <BR> - Organic quinoa <BR> - eggs <BR> Total: 26$ <BR> <BR> I'll admit that I'm obsessed with fruit, I'll eat it all day long if I had the money. I've always have loved fruit since I was a little girl, but someone once told me that I... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:20:35 EST Last Day of Being 21 & Quarter Life Crises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506043 Today is my last day of being 21. that means tomorrow is my birthday which wont be an exciting one because I'll be all alone with my two dogs. My boyfriend is traveling to a different state for work and I'm stuck with no car, and I'm 15 hours away from my friends and family. but that's okay, I'll be getting a lot of stuff done that needed to be done a long time ago. <BR> <BR> If you've read my last blog, I've been depressed for some time and I was in the search of a good self help book. Iv'e... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 13:45:19 EST Depression, Guilt, & Finding Myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503663 I haven't been on spark for a while because I go threw these weird depression phases where I wont want to do ANYTHING. I wont want to talk to anyone or go outside. It feels like I'm on autopolit, watching TV or playing a stupid game, and eating junk food alllll day. After maybe, 2-3 days of doing this, I'll start feeling the guilt and EAT SOME MORE, telling myself, "oh, I'll start tomorrow". <BR> <BR> The next day, I'll either quit mid way threw or I'll quit 2-3 days after. After I quit, it... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:27:18 EST Weekly Food Blog #2: Getting Healthier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494351 This week I'm already doing soo much better than last. I'm eating more fruits which I LOVE! I could eat fruit for every meal if I could (and not get sick from the acid). I can feel my metabolism getting faster - it's really a great feeling! <BR> <BR> This weeks food goal: to incorporate more veggies <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1468328095.jpg"> <BR> * 1 slice of Dave's good seed bread <BR> * 1 Morning Star black bean burger <BR> * Red pepper ... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:57:55 EST Clothes & My Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492748 Yesterday I went shopping at Aeropostale because they were having a big sale on fall clothes. They also had some crazy deals on summer clothes (like, 3$ dresses!). If you have a teenager who needs clothes, always check Aeropostale first because they always have good deals on cute clothes. <BR> <BR> So anyways, Being skinny fat, I still fit into a size small in junior clothes. I'll be posting pictures of what I got and it might look like I lost weight - but I didn't. This is what the typical... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:14:30 EST Workout Plan & Diet Changes For Clearing Acne http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491877 This week I haven't been working out like I should. I only worked out 2x and did my deep stretching once! OKAY, I need to do WAY better than that! I have no excuse why I shouldn't be working out and stretching regularly. <BR> <BR> for 30 days, I'm going to start the Zuzka Power Cardio Series. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l489891917.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These workouts are really great because they are all around 15 min. and they make you SWEAT & BURN! This particular ... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:24:38 EST Grocery Haul & GoBits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491157 Today I road my bike to the grocery store to pick up some more fruit and veggies. My goal was to only spend 20$ which I achieved :) Where I live, groceries are EXPENSIVE! - so I'm always happy when the bill is somewhere near that 20$ mark. <BR> <BR> Here is what I got! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1054828722.jpg"> <BR> <BR> * 100% natural pesto $4.49 <BR> * Athenos roasted red pepper hummus $2.29 (sale) <BR> * Organic baby spinach $2.99 (sale) <BR> * Gala apple... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:13:43 EST 2014 Goal: Fit Into my "Skinny Jeans" Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490269 For the rest of this year (104 days) I'll be striving to fit into all my jeans and fitness pants/shorts again. <BR> <BR> I haven't bought any jeans or fitness pants since I gained weight because I'm too stubborn to spend the money when I KNOW I can fit into those clothes again - if I actually tried. <BR> <BR> They are all the same size, some of them are expensive, some not. but the bottom like is, I don't want to feel like I wasted money on half my wardrobe. I know I can do this, it's only... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:53:15 EST Feeling Sick & Pressing Pause http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489095 Beating Procrastination - Blog link: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488116 </link> <BR> <BR> Challenge Update: <BR> Yesterday went great, I didn't get distracted all day and almost completed everything on my To Do list. I made some pancakes and chicken sausage for dinner and BAM, I was soooo sick to my stomach. All night long I felt disgusting, bloated, and my stomach was turning. I wish we had some Pepto or something, but all the stores around... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:34:00 EST 200 Consecutive Squat Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488116 What is it? <BR> *For 30 days, strive to do 200 consecutive squats everyday. If you cant do that many, THAT'S OKAY! Just do your best and try to do more reps the next day. <BR> <BR> What is a consecutive squat and how to do it? <BR> *I found a YouTube video that would help with this question. <BR> *Here is it: <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhpkkU1vJUE </link> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was trying to find a buddy to do this challenge with by posting on the message boards. Instead of finding ... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:27:07 EST Food Blog & First Day of Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487762 Health Grade: C- <BR> <BR> Why: I didn't eat enough in general because I get full easily (which I need to figure out a way to get more healthy dense calories). Also I wished I ate more fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> Food goal for the week: To eat at least 3 servings of veggies everyday. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1635182743.jpg"> <BR> *Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt <BR> *Coffee with sugar free creamer (not in picture) <BR> <BR> Brunch: ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:54:10 EST 30 Day: Beating Procrastination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486205 This is my first blog and the first day of this whole health and fitness journey. I want to change so many things about myself and what I do. I know procrastination is a huge problem of mine and if I can overcome that, all my other bad habits will be a lot easier to change later on. <BR> <BR> I procrastinate everyday and I've always have my whole life. I know I can do so much more and learn so many things if I had more discipline and self motivation. I'm the kind of person that has journals... 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