BUNSI_FIDGET's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUNSI%5FFIDGET BUNSI_FIDGET'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/ Jan 1st 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183713 Starting the new year like I did the beginning of last. Full force commitment. It's not easy of course, my tummy is rumbling, it's just going to have to get over it and learn to eat like a thin person lol. So far I'm just eating fruits and veggies and juicing. I'm not sure how long I will go with this but the goal of course is to detox and cleanse from all the junk I've consumed in the last 2 months. I want to lose as much this year as I did last, and I will be at my goal by the end of t... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:49:38 EST Day 6 of challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089342 I can't believe it's nearly been a week. This is the longest I've been able to stick to something so strict. Well, it seemed strict at the beginning, now... I have no hunger pangs, no cravings, no urges to peek into cupboards, or the refrigerator. My mood is better, I have more energy, :) and I'm able to make clear choices at family gatherings. <BR> <BR> That's a very short but sweet blog, but I wanted to continue to document this journey. :) Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:30:06 EST Day 4 of challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087122 Day 4, also a success! I did all my juicing, had some almond milk mixed with chocolate protein drink, sliced chicken breast (1 portion) that I dipped in (1 portion) of homemade guacamole, and baked an acorn squash. Added a touch of butter and brown sugar but just barely. It was delicious! <BR> The previous plan to go out to dinner with my MIL was canceled. But the family still wanted to do something...pizza. Boy do I love pizza, but for now, I'm not having any. So I sent them out for pi... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 21:39:01 EST Day 3 of challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085409 Confident that I will make it through the rest of the day. In fact, the way I feel when I go to bed at night, knowing that I did what I set out to do, is the best feeling ever. It definitely is something to look forward to each day. <BR> I'm getting that cotton mouth feeling, even my teeth feel fuzzy, gross I know! But it's just a side effect to cleansing. It's a sign that toxins are being pushed out of my body. So I'll deal with it. Probably be brushing a lot though lol. <BR> We are supp... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 15:32:00 EST I know I'm off and on, but I'm never giving up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083888 Today I'm proving to myself that, yes I falter, but I won't let it keep me down any longer. I had probably 4 months of limbo, not a plateau, just was not watching my diet and exercise much. Happy though that I was still paying attention not to allow myself to gain all I had lost back. I did go up a few pounds and once I saw 211 again I freaked out. <BR> So here I am on day 2 of a cleanse. I need to purge my body of the sugar and other chemicals I've been adding to it. I know I have sever... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 14:05:13 EST My list of common sense http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075499 I know I need to drink half my body weight in ounces of water each day. <BR> I know I need to get up early and do some cardio. <BR> I know that I need to Juice. <BR> I know I need to eat raw, whole foods. <BR> I know that I need to strength train before cardio in the afternoon. <BR> I know that I need to do at least 1 hour of exercise a day. <BR> I know that if I want to lose big, I need to exercise at least 4 hours a day. <BR> I know that if I exercise that much, I need to eat more, but sti... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:28:53 EST It's a RAW day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064743 Yes, it's a raw day, and why? Because I've been filling my body with junk for the past month! Starting to gain weight even and that is not okay! I had to start writing about my day to keep my mind off of food. I started my day with some water an a mango, after I got the kids to school I juiced before I got too hungry to bother. I got in some carrots, beets, apples, lemon and ginger root. Now it's 11am and I'm getting the urge to eat again! The coffee/chocolate chip cake sitting on m... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:04:53 EST fasting day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921450 I realized that I should be journaling my fast probably everyday. To keep track of changes, and to help me stay focused on why I'm doing this. <BR> <BR> I used to get this weird feeling, a spaciness feeling and it was after drinking a lot of tap water. I wondered if it could be the fluoride and chlorine, obviously the town thinks it's safe to drink but when your drinking a lot of it, probably not so safe anymore! Besides the chlorine continues to kill good and bad bacteria inside our bodies... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:53:13 EST My reboot :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785462 I've been wanted to start this for a while now, I've even attempted it before. But this time I'm really doing it! <BR> There are several reasons to start a fast. Cultures have fasted for thousands of years and many cultures still practice it. It all makes complete sense to me! <BR> <BR> Over time toxins build up in our body, from the environment and from the things we eat and drink. Our bodies will seek opportunities to rid itself of these toxins. <BR> Once the toxins enter our blood str... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:52:03 EST March: In like a lion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766979 March has come in like a lion. I think we got more snow yesterday then we have all winter! Which is different for Maine. We are usually buried from Nov to April, but it's not too often we get snowstorms like this in March. <BR> Also, I'm taking March and making some new changes to my weight loss journey. I had lost about 20 pounds with January and only 4 lbs in Febuary! So it's time to make some more changes. I am taking the first few days at least to do a juice fast, but I'm also allowi... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:50:00 EST January 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4698915 New years eve, I had prepared myself with the idea that I was going to start the new year off right. So that night, I threw out all of our party food, and dumped the soda down the drain! <BR> I woke up and to my surprise went right along with my day, maybe a little urge to snack here and there, but nothing like the past year. Or past 20 years I should say! In the past I would vow to just get through one day, and it never happened. I just couldn't control myself. So I have no idea really whe... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:25:03 EST 9/7/10 pre-blc14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3616422 I'm preparing myself for another weight loss journey. The biggest loser challenge helped me lose 50 pounds the last time I did it and I should never have put it on hold. Putting the new lifestyle I had created, on hold, was my biggest downfall. And of course the disappointment I felt towards myself spiraled me so far back that i buried it deep in my mind. I tried not to think about it, and we all know that not thinking about our problems does not make them go away. If you don't read the lab... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 21:04:49 EST Marching forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1039947 I've had my ups and downs and my consistency has wavered from time to time. March is coming and it's time to bite the bullet and start working as hard as i know i can! If i have any hopes of reaching my goal by the end of summer (later than i had planned, but was set back) i need to get focused and stay focused! I have so many amazing people here to motivate and support me so i thank you all! Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:16:36 EST EH HMMM.... i did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=864176 I am so excited and I had to blog this so I can mark this day and never forget it! Today was weigh in day. I was nervous because i was so close to hitting 199, but yesterday did not work out as planned and i felt i was lazy most of the day, and not too careful about what i ate. The gym had been closed due to the storm and that put me down. <BR> So imagine my surprise this morning when i hopped on the scale and saw 199! It took my breath away, so i did it again, and again! after the third t... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 09:03:44 EST been a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=852428 Well, I've been meaning to get to this, but things have just been so blah lately that i didn't feel i had anything to blog about! lol. i'm still eating well and getting in all my water, strength training and some cardio, still not nearly as much as before. <BR> But on the plus side, my neighbor and i went and got gym memberships this morning! It looks like a great place, it's small they have a ton of equipment though! and very friendly too. we start on monday and i can't wait! Elliptical her... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 11:39:17 EST 30lbs gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=832822 I am thrilled to announce that i have melted away 30 pounds! many of you already know this because i was so excited i had to share in all my threads. lol. it's a great feeling to accomplish small goals like that, important too, keeps you motivated and encouraged. <BR> I'm hoping in couple of weeks i will be off to onederland! I worked so hard yesterday that i am using today as a day of rest. cals are getting up there for today, i better be careful! This happens when i don't do a lot of exe... Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:24:43 EST PLATEAU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=823565 WELL, TODAY WAS WEIGH IN ON MY PINK SHRINKERS TEAM. MY NORMAL WEIGHT LOSS IS BETWEEN 2-4 POUNDS. I ONLY LOST 1 POUND THIS WEEK, WHICH IS FINE, AND A POUND IS A POUND! :) HOWEVER, I MAY NEED TO START DOING SOMETHING NEW, THAT WAS ONE TOUGH POUND TO LOSE AFTER ALL THE WORK I'VE DONE, AND BEEN IN CALORIE RANGE ALL WEEK. WHICH IS FINE, I ENJOY TRYING NEW THINGS. ACTUALLY I WOKE UP AT 2 A.M AND WAS DREAMING ABOUT THIS NEW WEIGHTLOSS WORKOUT, TURNS OUT THERE WAS AN INFOMERCIAL ON. LOL. IT'S CALLED ... Mon, 12 Nov 2007 06:49:25 EST WOOT WOOT! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=823012 I feel awesome today! it's a combination of feeling accomplished and strong! I set a lot of goals for today and wasn't sure if i would get them done. but i did! i've done 120 min (60 min intervals) of stationary bike (vigorous) about 30 min of jump rope. and 120 min or more of heavy cleaning! i've been productive all day, and i feel that i did what i could before weigh in tomorrow. i really hope i see two pounds gone, that is what i need to reach my goal by june 30 (my bday) But anyway, i'm f... Sun, 11 Nov 2007 17:23:25 EST re-energizing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=822269 i'm not going to complain about the past week, i think i did pretty well. but i have been running low on motivation. pretty much making excuses for not doing as much as i should. i suppose i better get back to posting on the no excuses challenge! because challenges are what seems to get me going full speed ahead. i really hope i wake up energized tomorrow because its my last chance workout before weigh in! i have a lot of activity and cardio planned. i'm going to head off to bed, get up abo... Sat, 10 Nov 2007 22:16:46 EST hard work pays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=814859 when i saw yesterday morning that i had gained a pound i was very disappointed in myself. i knew the cause, i knew i had been making poor choices and decided to make them anyway. i did not want to weigh in today with a gain! so i worked my butt off yesterday in hopes that i would altleast lose the pound i had put on. i wasn't sure if it would be possible, but to my surprise i proved to myself that hard work pays. determination, drive, if you want something you need to make it happen. i felt ... Mon, 5 Nov 2007 11:07:10 EST grrrrrr! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=809870 this is so confusing! <BR> i realize that i need to get atleast 1200 cals a day, for my body to function properly. i don't mind getting up to 1500 either, but they say i should have between like 1900 and 2300! i played with my menu a bit today to see if i could change somethings but in order to get everything right i had to have atleast 1700 cals. i'm sure i could do it correcty if i followed their meal plan, but i just don't eat most of that stuff, and i can live cheaply if i continue to e... Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:51:51 EST mini goal reached :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=806209 today was weigh in for the BL challenge. My goal was to lose 4 pounds this past week, i know it's a high goal, but i wanted a challenge :) so i am proud to report that i did it. i lost 4 pounds last week! woo hoo! not only that but my mini goals include 20 pound increments. and i have lost my first 20 pounds :) so i have two reasons to celebrate! actually what i did was rewarded myself with 8 pound weights, since the 5 pounds aren't making me work anymore. i'm actually excited to use them to... Mon, 29 Oct 2007 16:28:14 EST woo hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=801572 i'm so excited! lol. when i was coming home from getting my son off the bus i saw a stationary bike on side of the road for free! sure it's missing some screws, but it does its job :) i got it home, tried it out, and my legs got sore and my arms got sore. i got off , and my pulse was fast woo hoo! finally something i can use at home when ever i want that brings up my heart rate!! now i can put on some music and just pedal all day long! lol. i so needed this. i was getting bored. and upset w... Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:41:40 EST weird http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=800530 it's 10 pm. i just finished my core secrets video as i said i would. but i just wasn't into it. even right now, i feel kinda down. and i don't understand why. am i tired? am i getting bored? maybe it 's because i went over on cals today and am worried i won't make my goal.... whatever it is, it stinks. <BR> you have all taught me to move on, and that tomorrow is a brand new day. i need something. i'm going to get some rest, incase i'm tired. i'm going to look for the tae bo video i want, o... Wed, 24 Oct 2007 22:19:38 EST oh yeah... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=800226 journaling was one of my goals, to do it atleast a few days a week. i've been so incredibly busy with all my threads that i forgot. thats not a bad thing, these threads and the people in them have been so friendly and helpful, inspiring too! :) so i guess i traded my journaling to the threads. <BR> every thing has been going great! i have so many challenges going right now and thats a good thing because i am constantly thinking about my goals. i really need that. i have to remember which thr... Wed, 24 Oct 2007 17:41:24 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=791202 I wish i had an elliptical!!!! <BR> i was planning on taking my daughter out in her stroller and doing my walk/run. my husband left super early so i couldn't do it this morning. anyway, it's soooooooooooooooo cold out there, there was frost! and i obviously dont' want to take her out running, her face would be red and drippy. i have stairs, i could run up and down, which i probably will, but i'm not always graceful on stairs. lol. oh well, gotta get it in somehow! <BR> i'm working really hard... Wed, 17 Oct 2007 21:48:47 EST the past few days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=786345 I'm trying to recall the past few days, i wish my memory were better. What i do know though is that i've remained on track with everything! This weekend was better controlled than last weekend. i got in my water, and good foods. and i got in a ton of excersize, i burned over 8600 calories over the week! so, if it takes 3500 calories to burn 1 pound of fat, i should've burned the 2 pounds i was aiming for :) i try to burn double what i consume in a day. <BR> Friday, my mother came and took t... Sun, 14 Oct 2007 18:26:13 EST week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=781690 i weight in monday and had lost 2 lbs :) I'm thankful for that, it shows that all my hard work is paying off :) tuesday i hit a couple of bumbs, i ate a couple of things that made my stomach churn, i didn't eat much either, but i guess my stomach has gotten used to the healthier foods, which is good :) i got a ddr , and have been dancing all those extra calories away! i won't be straying from my diet again thats for sure. <BR> today was crazy, i don't think i could fit in anymore exercise in ... Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:31:32 EST recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=774011 okay, so i felt really bad, guilty and whatever for not getting my walk in yesterday. i just didn't feel comfortable walking alone in the dark. my husband leaves for work at 6:30 on thursday mornings so i had to get out by 5:30. i asumed i would just do my tae bo video, but i searched all day and couldn't find it. so at about 6:30 at night i grabbed the kids and we went to walmart to find the tae bo fat blasting cardio dvd. they didn't have it, but i grabbed a dance video instead. its good ca... Fri, 5 Oct 2007 10:11:54 EST betcha i'll be hurtin' tomorrow! lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=771782 wow, lets see....6.a.m. pumped and ready for my 4 mile walk! except today is the beginning of a new challenge for myself. :) he he. I will start running! a slow jog alternating with walking. I'm not a runner, never have been. :) but it's something i've always wanted to be. I don't need to run any marathons, i just want to run! so today I started off with the recommended slow jog/walk. I thought it best for me to walk 2 min, then jog 1and made myself do that for 4 miles :) I thought several t... Wed, 3 Oct 2007 17:57:47 EST hmm, day....14 wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=770330 wow, I just realized that i've hit my 2 week mark. Thats incredible to me, a never before ever come close to completing 2 weeks! hooray me! 2 weeks of staying within all my ranges. 2 weeks of eating healthy! 2 weeks of 0 missed cardio, or strength training! and 2 weeks of getting the recommended dose of water! <BR> now thats something to celebrate! I think i will go buy those new exercise pants i saw at walmart. lol <BR> I did hit a down point today, not sure why. But no worries, because i d... Tue, 2 Oct 2007 19:27:03 EST day 1 BL challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=768481 Well it's official, biggest loser part 4 has begun! and i'm off to a great start. I made my walk this morning, actually walk/run, but i only ran a few times even sprinted twice. woo hoo! i stopped though because i haven't ran in a long time, and i could feel the shin splints coming! i knew if i pushed too hard i quite possibly wouldn't be able to do my core secrets workout or walk the next morning. but i will do it again tomorrow! i stretched really well too, once you get shin splints they ar... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 17:49:08 EST unstopable! lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=765824 I'm pretty much amazed with what i've accomplished so far. I've never stuck to it this long, i've usually grabbed whatever is in sight and gobbled it up, but i haven't done that for almost 2 weeks now. This has sparked a new confidence in myself i forgot i had.:) not only do i feel great, but it shows, i'm more confident in front of people and i love it! went to a wedding today, we were gone all day, i brought a cooler with my healthy smoothie, and my chicken wrap for lunch. i wanted to be pr... Sat, 29 Sep 2007 20:46:20 EST woo hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=761689 yup still going strong, although i do feel bored and my brain keeps telling me to look for something to eat, but i will not do it! don't worry, i know i won't :) this morning was weigh in, and i'm at 225, i lost 4lbs this past week that makes a total of 11 lbs. i'm very happy with that:) I went for my walk, a fast one, although there were times i felt my legs get heavy and they didn't want to go any faster. but i pushed through it. i was getting very sleepy around 1pm and hadn't done my stre... Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:13:13 EST changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=758618 This journal entry was brought on by a very good question: <BR> how do you know when it becomes a lifestyle change? <BR> <BR> This is something that i am afraid of, I'm not sure when i will be ready to veer from my strict diet and be able to make the right choices in different places. I'm safe here at home, or out for a couple of hours, but what if i am at someones house, or go out to dinner with the family. can i trust myself to make the right choices? I'm thinking the answer to that questi... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 14:10:29 EST day 5! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=757061 this is day 5! and.... i'm still going strong. :) I've never made it this far on such a strict diet. i usually can't make it through the first day :) so i'm very proud of myself. i think the biggest help is that i have found foods that are healthy for me, that i actually enjoy. this way it doesn't make it seem like i have to suffer with hunger pangs, and bad food.I really don't care if i have to eat like this forever! <BR> I didn't have any excersize planned for today but i mowed the lawn an... Sun, 23 Sep 2007 14:15:01 EST 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=754861 992 <BR> -4 <BR> 988 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:40:37 EST 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=751577 September 19th <BR> <BR> -4 MILES <BR> <BR> 992 miles to go! Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:50:38 EST 1000 mile challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=750235 I've just decided to start a countdown to see how long it takes me to go 1000 miles. I got the idea from the message boards and since i walk every day i thought it would be interesting to keep count. If any of you are interested in keeping count with me, please keep in touch and let me know how your all doing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1,000 <BR> <BR> September 18th, 2007 <BR> walked 4 miles 996 to go! Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:02:23 EST will power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=682748 I am so sick and tired of lying to everyone, but most importantly, lying to myself. <BR> Every night before I fall asleep is when I am most motivated in my thoughts about my weight loss goals. Then when I wake up the next morning, I've forgotten about it and automatically fill the bowl, probably about 3 servings worth, and it just escalates throughout the day. If I keep any junk here at all, I can't seem to stop myself from eating it. It's so frustrating! Usually it's my husband who buys t... Thu, 2 Aug 2007 09:26:41 EST