BUSYBUGGYMOMMY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUSYBUGGYMOMMY BUSYBUGGYMOMMY'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/ Talk talk talk talk talk talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504005 I met with my trainer today to have a "talk", he hasn't been too happy with me shutting him out from all of my issues. So today I tried to let him in on everything happy and he said everything I needed to hear. The fact that he is there in that way is amazing. It is hard to find people, especially trainers, that are willing to take the time (1 hour) to sit and speak with you. Knowing that nothing was getting done, I wasn't paying for him to talk to me, he was letting me vent and get everythin... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 00:31:09 EST Stress Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501431 What is the one thing that helps you get through stress? <BR> <BR> It has been eating me alive lately. I am at fault for letting it control me. I haven't been keeping up on here or putting in anything. Which is going to change today. I think I need to "Write It Out" every day to stay insane. I am not sure if I should let my issues out. My trainer asked me to tell him what is wrong with me and I just can't do that. I can't put the stress of me on anyone else. The issues I have are deep seeded... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:11:05 EST Yoga flow, yoga flow, where are you flow?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425578 I found this "Morning Yoga Sequence" on Pinterest but the flow is completely off. It is choppy and doesn't smooth together. All of the moves are perfect for waking up your mind and body but if it is choppy then you will not get the right use from it. I think I may have gotten it to work better but this is going to take awhile before I "publish" it. <BR> <BR> Oh how I dream to be a Yoga teacher. Just warms my soul thinking of it! <BR> <BR> Things have been going alright. I finally went in t... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:53:02 EST Yay for my body fighting back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421502 I stopped taking the evil medication Doryx on the 6th. One week later (Saturday) I developed a nasty ear infection. REALLY!! Is is not bad enough that I am still recovering from the medication? I feel that my body is kicking out the Doryx. I am feeling chipper and happy, just my body feels like it is in recovery. You know? Like after you have the flu and your body has that "recovery time", pretty much how I have been feeling. Or is that from the skin cancer?! WHO KNOWS! <BR> <BR> I go back t... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:11:07 EST Here goes nothing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415839 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I know it has been ages, and I apologize. Things have been...well...crazy. I haven't posted or been on in almost 2 months. My last post was full of some interesting news due to my health and it became worse. <BR> <BR> As you know they put me on an evil medication called Doryx to help clear up and infection I have from a skin disease. I have taken myself off of said medication, why? Well it made me lose my hair, gave me rashes, caused joint/muscle pain, extreme sun se... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 18:22:43 EST Suuuuuuunnnnnnnn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361072 I miss sunshine! The feeling I get when I sat out in it, the warmth my skin felt. The glow I had after being in it. The sun and I have been best friends for years and anyone that sees me can tell. I have a very dark complexion from it, that I absolutely love! I am not orange, but a light/dark reddish brown. Got to love my Native American roots! Why do I miss the sun? That seems silly that someone that lives in Phoenix, Arizona would miss the sun but I do. I can see glimpses of it through my c... Sun, 19 May 2013 12:10:43 EST 1 bottom down, 2 more to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350039 The idea of me finishing these dresses is really starting to stress me out. With my schedule I have only finished one dress bottom and still have 2 more to go. Instead of 100 yards of tulle I have already used 180! Talk about a miscalculation! Looking for the energy to finish everything and clean my bathrooms today... having 3 bathrooms is horrible! <BR> <BR> Today at class I burned 998 calories! And I know that isn't a miscalculation. I thought I was going to fall over. My heart rate was in... Wed, 8 May 2013 16:04:31 EST Dear Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347679 You are not welcome in my head right now. Honestly, why do you feel the need to bug me?! <BR> <BR> Anyways. TEAM class went great this morning. I burned 808 calories in an hour so I would say that was a success. I was DRIPPING in sweat by the time I was done and was mentally drained as well. Holy cow! <BR> <BR> I just got done with my 5 minutes of meditation today. That is one of my goals this week, meditate for 5 minutes each day! I will boost it up next week if I can complete it this week... Mon, 6 May 2013 17:35:43 EST Goals for the new week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346445 From my TEAM class they gave us journals to use which I think has come in real handy. Every week we set out goals. Then at the end of that week we go over the said goals and see if we achieved them every day of that week. It really makes you think and push for the next week to be better by hitting EVERY goal! <BR> <BR> So here are my goals for the week: <BR> Nutrition - Eat 2 servings of fruit and 5 to 9 servings of veggies every day. This will give me a total of 7 to 11 servings. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 5 May 2013 17:00:58 EST Meditation made my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342719 I am going to try the new May challenge that Yoga Girl posted on Instagram. First week you meditate for 5 minutes a day, she then adds on 5 minutes every week. <BR> <BR> Today I meditated with my feet up the wall. Seriously. <BR> PROOF <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l391161938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Please ignore my chubby toes and the need for some new piggy color. Anyways. I "sat" on the wall and put my feet straight up. Grabbed my mala bracelet and chanted my mantra 10... Thu, 2 May 2013 01:17:47 EST Oh hello sore legs, arms, back and core! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340981 This challenge is brutal. We are supposed to do 40 minutes of cardio videos 5 days this week and 20 minutes of ab videos 4 days this week. Honestly this is sooooo not a good idea. Today was my day for both and I am having a hard time moving. This may be due to the fact that I had a 60 minute weight loss workout class yesterday but I am pretty in-shape. Anyone that try's to do this that isn't used to it is going to hurt themselves.... You should never do 20 minutes of strictly core at one time... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:07:21 EST Blogging blogging BLOGGINGGGGGGG (picture heavy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339765 Right now blogging is more important than my shower, mainly because my daughter isn't fond of napping today and I don't want to risk it. Should have showered at the gym! <BR> <BR> Today was day 2 of my TEAM weight loss class at the gym and holy cow was it brutal. If I keep weight on this week there is something severely wrong with me! The is a rough estimate as to what I did in my fitness tracker if you want to check it out. <BR> <BR> Awhile back I talked about my lovely tiny garden and my ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:04:23 EST Gardening heals your soul! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335844 While out watering my plants I realized how much I rely on them. Not only for nourishment but for support. My plants do not judge me (unless I do not care for them), they do not argue with me and all in all they love me. At least in my mind. I never realized that until today when I was watering them with my youngest. My daughter is a green thumb as well and loves the outdoors and nature as much as I do. Honestly it is a trait that both of my Grandparents had that continued through all of us. ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:30:40 EST Mala Bracelets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334348 I am contiplated starting to make them to sell in my shop. I have already made my own and gotten several compliments on it. Hummmmm :D <BR> <BR> Yesterday ended with my son getting in trouble at school (just found out this has been going on for a week) so I told him he couldn't play at the gym and then I didn't get to go after I put the kids to bed due to some arguing. After all the work I had done yesterday I am pretty sure that was a workout on it's own. According to the cardio tracker I b... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:07:22 EST Hello Sparkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333138 Finally getting a break to sit down and blog. So far today has been get breakfast, drop the oldest off at school, get supplies for his book report, grocery store trip to get food to last only till Friday, sort food, clean out fridge, make lunch for hubby and friend, flip laundry, clean the carpets in my sons room and get my 3 year old down for a nap. I did all of this with said 3 year old in tow. I assume this would have been much easier with out her but that is Mommy life for you. <em>334<... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:54:31 EST I am trying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330456 I know it has been awhile since I have been on here. Several things have happened in the past two weeks that have NOT been okay. <BR> <BR> Some of the issues I can not put on here due to not feeling comfortable and feeling ashamed still. Honestly I didn't do ANYTHING wrong, two trainers have told me that twice. I had to put myself in an uncomfortable situation to hopefully help other's in the long run. <BR> <BR> Due to this chaos I am no longer personal training. I re-evaluated my goals an... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:36:20 EST I am not lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318357 It has been a crazy weekend and week. When did it become Wednesday? Where did this awful migraine come from? <BR> <BR> The wedding planning for my SIL is taking a whole new toll on me. Nothing like 5 women arguing over pointless things! It is already breaking apart friendships. This is what happens when you change a wedding date from November to June 1st last minute. Hopefully this works out... <BR> <BR> I have not been home long enough to do anything...the house is destroyed and I haven't... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:04:19 EST End of the wonderful crazy week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313217 Usually I am anxious for a week to end. This week has been full of so many emotions and crazy feelings that I am totally unsure with how I feel. <BR> <BR> For our challenge we are to have a blog with the food from the week so here goes nothing... <BR> Saturday <BR> Breakfast: Two eggs. Lunch: Turkey Burger with Pepperjack cheese (no bun) and spicy mustard. Dinner: HUGE salad and 3 slice of Oregano's pizza Calories 1429 271 short <BR> <BR> Sunday <BR> Breakfast: One Donut. Lunch: Nothing S... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 00:11:00 EST Quick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312027 Quick update. <BR> Wednesday was my personal training day, didn't pass out! Had about 10 minutes left which is when we do our kick boxing and the daycare called me down to get my daughter. She had an "accident" in her pants. AKA diarrhea. I figured she was dehydrated. Gave her water, brought her home and she passed out for a nap. Not an hour later she woke herself up puking. This was 10 minutes before we were to meet family for dinner before the baseball game. <BR> <BR> The guys left us to g... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 23:10:15 EST Another beautiful day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309093 I want a fancy camera... not to become a photographer but just to snap pictures of this beauftil weather, plants, trees... NATURE. I can't get over how beautiful everything is in the spring time. Even in the "desert". <BR> <BR> I totally screwed up on food. Honestly I am paying for it. I know that going gluten/soy/peanut free is best for me and my body is hating me right now for having all 3 the past 3 days. Today has been free and clear and I am sick as a dog. Big lesson for me. Tomorrow w... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:48:25 EST Life is great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307784 My father in law was released and sent back to us. Long story short, they have no reasoning as to what happened and stated it will happen again in the next 15 years. How are they able to tell us when it will happen but not why?! Thank you to everyone that sent us love, prayers and support! <BR> <BR> We had a great Easter. The Easter Bunny waited till my FIL was back home with us to visit. We had a wonderful dinner and friends even came over to visit. I tried to stay within my ranges and did ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:02:14 EST Oh life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305887 My father-in-law flew in at 2 pm today. At 6 pm he was on a the way to the hospital by ambulance. While we were sitting eating dinner at a restaurant he said he was tired. Not five minutes later he grabbed his chest, went white as a ghost and slowly fell over. I sat in shock for too long. My husband went from his normal calm behavior to clearly unstable. My poor kids went into distress as they watched their favorite Grandpa look....well dead. My 8 year old thought he was dying. That is how wh... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:40:42 EST Two blogs..one day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304934 I am blogging to get out some frustration. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Soy in gum?!??!?!?!?!?!?!? My first official breakdown since my diet was changed. Also gaining weight due to a diet change?!?!? This is like a huge slap in the face in one day. Gum has soy...I just can't get over that, it makes sense. When you are an avid gum chewer like myself it totally bites! <BR> <BR> Quick rant. Outside of that my day has been amazing! Loving the new diet and change in my anxiety levels. I am smiling ... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 01:09:40 EST Spring Challenge Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304629 I joined a spring challenge the beginning of March and we are to get a blog together of the goals we would like to achieve daily, and results we want to see by the end of the challenge which is in May. So here are many of the challenges I have given myself: <BR> <BR> 1. Be able to do a full hand stand with or with out support from a wall/person. Meaning straight up and down for 15 seconds AT LEAST! <BR> <BR> 2. Track my food/drink intake daily, for every meal! <BR> <BR> 3. Get bridesmaid d... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:16:00 EST Yummy food day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303881 Not only did I find a pasta that was gluten/soy free that was delish but also crackers! Well the crackers were pretty blah...but with hummus...AWESOME! I was really wanting some ice cream today but that was a no go. I could really go for some ice cream!!!! <BR> <BR> Special thanks to MINNESOTAMAG for the link about hypothyrodism. That meant so much to me! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Today at the library I got three gluten free cookbooks. One had a section that was gluten/soy free. Most ... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:41:58 EST It has been too long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302685 Not only is my personal goal to blog everyday, but my groups non fitness goal is to blog everyday. Let's just say that my trip to Illinois was rough! Not only was my stress high due to the new knowledge of foods I should eat but found out my youngest sister is doing things she shouldn't be. Sometimes being the oldest of four sucks!! Especially when you are almost the shortest! Hopefully she gets her life on track. She is a smart girl, she knows better. Praying this is only temporary. <BR> <... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:25:57 EST Helloooooooooo Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297842 I have two hours before it is midnight and Sunday so this will count as a Saturday blog. He he <BR> <BR> It has been a bit crazy. I flew in yesterday to surprise my Mom in Illinois and dang it is cold! I fly back tomorrow unless this freezing rain and snow delay my plane! I hope not. :-( I miss my kiddos and hubby like crazy. <BR> <BR> Food has been bad. I did get 5-6 servings of fruit/veggies today. Made my Mom and brother try my green smoothies, they liked them! They didn't think they wou... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 01:21:53 EST Spring flowers bring spring smiles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295310 I am so in love with everything blooming in AZ right now. Phoenix looks gorgeous! I know that in 3 months I will be missing this weather and the flowers but it is so beautiful right now. Everything is green and blooming and it just makes me smile from my heart! <BR> Oh and check out my berries!!! Om nom noms! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694560835.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Training went well today, after training I walked for about 34 minutes. I did a lot today due to tomor... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:42:48 EST Personal Training mishap's are great and horrible! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294471 I have physically training every Wednesday at 1 pm. This has been for over a month now. My trainers boss (who also is my main trainer) doubled booked him today at 1pm... He was going to just let the other lady do her own thing but when she showed up she was a tiny frail little lady and he didn't want her to hurt herself. So he told me what to do (cardio equipment and sit ups) and went to help her. I told him that was 100% fine, nothing he did wrong. He kept checking up on me which was good. I... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:53:28 EST Quick one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293147 I made it to my blog today! Woo hoo! Even though it is 10 pm at night, I am sticking to this blogging every day. <BR> <BR> Went to the gym around 11 today, came home and BAM. I was doubled over in stomach pain. Spent the rest of the night curled up in bed or on the couch. I think it is a bug because my daughter hasn't been feeling well either. She is extra clingy. <BR> <BR> Speaking of her, she is up... AGAIN! <BR> <BR> Side note... it is hot in Arizona. <BR> <BR> I know this was overly... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:18:44 EST Babies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291393 No, I am not having another baby. NO NO NO! I am watching my friends adorable 4 month old baby girl. Thankfully both my almost 3 year old and her are taking naps. Oh how I did not miss lullaby music. It makes me so relaxed I want a nap. <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Some days I get sick and tired of drinking water. I drink more water than most people I know and I get to a point where I am just like BLAH! Everyone tells me to drink Vitamin Water but NO! I will not drink that many calories ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:35:40 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290397 Today was amazing! Got to be dressed head to toe in green and do Yoga in the park! Not only was the music from The Sweet Remains awesome but there was also a man playing bag pipes today. Sweet Deal! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l166242396.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was hard to realize that today was the last day for Yoga Rocks the Park. I have a couple of cards worth of free sessions around the valley but doing yoga outside is beyond amazing! I can't explain how it feels t... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:15:55 EST Yoga weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288801 I can not believe that Yoga Rocks the Park is over after this weekend. It has been the highlight of every week for me and Sunday is the last day. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Anyways, working out has officially kicked my butt. But it has been amazing to get back into the swing of things to let loose of this stress. My friends started up the c2k5 program and I said I would do it along with them. So for the 30 minutes I did the same on/off running (faster than I normally run) then I just did a li... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:16:00 EST I'm walking on sunshine, wooah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286685 Sometimes I question my sanity. There isn't many times throughout the day where I am not singing something in my head or out loud. For some reason as I started this blog, that song popped into my head. If I have now got it stuck in your head, I do not apologize! hehehe <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> First off thank you to all of those that commented on my last blog. The stress in my life finally boiled over and I am doing much better. I am pretty sure everyone needs a break down once in awh... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:09:21 EST Hello sunshine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284216 Can life take a break? You know when you have those days where if something can go wrong it will? That has been my past two weeks. <BR> <BR> My SIL wedding is going to be the death of my friends and I. The stress is getting to be a bit much. But I will keep my head held high and know that she is acting like a Bridezilla and will be normal again on June 2nd. :) <BR> <BR> Secondly... my car broke. Can no longer drive it and needs about $2000 worth of work. Did I mention I just but $3000 into... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:22:37 EST Good afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268781 I hope everyone is having a great day! It is sunny and beautiful in Phoenix today. I got to spend about 3 hours outside in the sun watching my son participate in his schools Field Day. Such a proud Momma! You could tell he was trying his best, his sister kept running to him and hugging him. He took it like a champ and was never embarrassed by his little sister. I think I will need to fight off some girls now. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I am trying to get anyone and everyone I know to jo... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 16:01:26 EST Woo hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265862 My weigh in yesterday was great! Down another 2.2 lbs. I am seeing a 2 lb trend. Hahaha I am now in 9th place in all 100+ women at my club and 629th place country wide! I went up over 200 places! <BR> <BR> Last night was our "Eat Fit Seminar" and I learned more than I thought I would. Did you know that women should not eat Soy and Peanuts? It throws off our hormones and estrogen levels. Also no cereal/oatmeal for breakfast and try a low carb diet to lose weight. If you have low carbs your bo... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:58:15 EST Weigh in day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264638 Normally I am pretty nervous about weigh in days but today is beyond that. I worked harder than I usually do but my foods were not always on point. I had a bad food weekend, only at dinner. I know that my calories were not over they just were not great calories. If I lose two pounds I will be happy as a clam! Means I am at my next weight reward, NEW THUMB RING!!! <BR> <BR> I lost mine awhile back and use it as my stress reliever. :-) <BR> <BR> Short on time... <BR> <BR> I hope we everyone... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:51:42 EST So long and thanks for all the fish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258899 Heeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy! <BR> I hope everyone is having a great week/day! Crazy to see that February is almost over. I am currently in the process of getting ready for my sister in laws wedding (June 1st). I am helping her plan it, making dresses for it, etc. Was just told everything was official today so I really have to buckle down and loose all of this weight, I will be a bridesmaid. <BR> <BR> Found out today that I dropped from 98th place to 868th place in the 90 day challenge. So I am buck... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:58:34 EST Happy V-Day lovelies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250333 Sorry I haven't been on lately, life has been crazy lately! This doesn't mean I haven't been staying on track. I have been which is why I am unable to sit at the computer. Sparkpeople's mobile abilities are pretty limited even on my tablet. Trust me, making a blog entry on a tablet bites! ;) <BR> <BR> I did a 5k on Tuesday and was so proud of myself. I only added 2 (barely it was like 1:35) minutes to my time since before the accident. My trainer wasn't surprised one bit, he told me that he ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:38:51 EST Just keep swimming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242972 My trainer is seriously kicking my butt. He just sends me the program and I do it. So really I am kicking my own but I like to put the blame on him. hehehe <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My 90 day challenge starts tomorrow and I am so excited to be doing this. Every Tuesday is "Try it Tuesday" and the classes vary, allowing me to try just about everything. I am so excited to be getting on with my goals and to be fully recovering from my accident. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I jogged for a solid 50 min... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 14:24:51 EST I am not proud of myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240935 Not sure if I have informed you all or not...but I joined the 90 Day Challenge at my gym. It starts this Saturday and basically I have 90 days too try and loose more weight than anyone else (goes off body percentage etc). Last year the winners lost a little over 60 lbs. <BR> <BR> I had such a great weightloss so far that for some UNKNOWN reason I thought "I need to bomb my weigh-in Saturday to try and help win this thing" I went as far as eating a crappy dinner tonight as well. I still have... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 23:24:10 EST Hello world! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238942 I love how I lay my toddler down for a nap and 30 minutes later the yard people show up... if they wake her I may scream. <BR> <BR> This weekend was hectic and crazy, on top of that my husband got me sick. AGAIN. I have now told him that I will be spraying him down with sanitizer every time he walks in the door. :) <BR> <BR> My son's birthday party was a hit. It was Ninjago themed and my friends brother was in town. Low and behold her brother is a ninja! SWEET! The kids got to beat him up a... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 15:24:24 EST It is my baby's birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230443 Real quick, my son is far from a baby! In fact, he is actually 8 years old today. He will always be my baby. I can't believe what a strong man he is turning into and grow prouder of his emotional and physical development each and every day. <BR> <BR> Today is a super quick blog, I am already drained from having to fast for 12 hours again to do another test. Which failed, now I have to try again on Friday. I am doing a cardio point test at my gym. Basically it is testing to see when I burn f... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:24:56 EST Long days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228507 Sorry I haven't been on to update. My health score meeting didn't go to well at the gym. My BP is high...very high. 155/89 and resting heart rate was 89. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> I am going back in for more tests tomorrow to see how to get my heart rate in a fat burning range and then we will work on more cardio. My fat content is way too high. I also plan on doing another test that will tell me when to eat what and what time to take certain vitamins. Have I said recently how much I love my... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:00:03 EST Lifetime Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225452 I finally convinced my husband into paying for a gym membership and I love it! So far my kiddos are in love with it as well. They have their own "gym" that they get to play in with we kick our butts in the big kids gym. <BR> We had a free evaluation with a trainer and today I am going in to get my health score done. They are taking blood, running all the crazy tests that I can't even name, checking my BP, heart rate, the whole thing. To see where I am at and how to loose weight for efficient... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:34:51 EST Sometimes being a female can ruin your day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222665 I lost half a pound this week. Seriously? I know exactly why it was only half a pound. I will keep that nonsense to myself. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day, my daughter and I shopped for my son's birthday presents. IT RAINED IN PHOENIX. I did get slightly irritated at the parents in my sons classroom and his teacher. I am not letting that bug me! <BR> <BR> Goals yesterday: <BR> Did I make healthy food choices? Yes...dinner was not grand but I limited my food intake while there and preppe... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:17:09 EST A New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219944 Yesterday was amazing for me. Honestly I have never hit every single food goal before. I was under the sodium max, perfect on calories, hit my protein goal, carbs was perfect and fat was dead on. That has NEVER happened for me before. I carefully planned out my entire day that morning and stuck with it. I felt amazing to the point I had to share with everyone on Facebook. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for yesterday... <BR> Did I make healthy food choices? Yep yep yep! <BR> Was I physica... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:42:08 EST On my own again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217782 So the title really has no place in this blog entry. At all. Well, I guess regarding the Spark Coach thing it does. I signed up for the free trial and it expires in 2 days. I do not feel that it is worth $40. Pretty sure it was more than that. I will say it is nice to get daily support and motivation but I could also use this blog and my husband for the same thing. <BR> <BR> My list of goals for today were to: 1. Work out 2. Eat Right and 3. Do laundry. I full succeeded in 1 and 2. Yippie! 3... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:25:10 EST Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211359 Honestly. If it wasn't for my green smoothies I wouldn't eat a single veggie, outside of green beans. Does anyone have a way they make their vegetables delicious with still being healthy? I have iron deficiency anemia so anything that would help with that would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> My run today was slow and painful, shin splints flared up horribly. I may have to cut back on my coffee intake. I know that coffee is not bad for you but the creamers I put in are not healthy for you... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:36:56 EST