CAGMUAHFO2's SparkPeople Blog CAGMUAHFO2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community How am I doing? For the final week of my challenge I am going over all my accomplishments. <BR> <BR> So...How am I doing? Not to bad. Not quite exercising like I should but I am getting my mile in using my treadmill. My eating could be a lot better. I was doing great and logging everything until I got sick and I just haven't gotten back into the habit yet. <BR> <BR> Have I met my goals? Sort of. I was wanting to lose 10lbs for the challenge. I didn't make that but I did lose a total of 6.5lbs. I wanted t... Fri, 10 May 2013 11:52:23 EST Accountability report!! This is for a spring challenge that I am doing. So, am I reaching my goals? Sort of. I'm not losing the 2 lbs a week I was going for but I am losing so thats good. Am I making changes in my lifestyle? I sure am!! I am eating healthy SparkPeople recipes almost everyday. I am also walking a mile on the treadmill almost everyday. I know what you are thinking...only 1 mile? It's a manual treadmill and is at a permanant incline. There is no adjusting it. When I walk to trail here in town I walk at... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:09:24 EST Recipes As part of my challenge I have to post 4 recipes that I have tried <BR> <BR><BR>e_details.asp?nutrition_id=8007656 <BR> <BR><BR>e_details.asp?nutrition_id=7231656 <BR> <BR><BR>e_details.asp?nutrition_id=12950641 <BR> <BR><BR>e_details.asp?nutrition_id=6408044 Tue, 9 Apr 2013 19:25:08 EST My heart rate monitor..... came in today!! <em>244</em> I can't wait to get it set up and try it tonight. I am super excited about it. I think I needed a "new toy" to get me going again after sort of losing sight of my goals here lately. I have so much going on that I have kinda backed off and I don't need to do that. I am hoping to get back on track now. I still need to work on eating enough. I am barely making it to 800 calories a day. I have to figure out something to help me make it to my ranges. I just can not ... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 17:41:29 EST Pant size and flowers So it's been a while since I've written a blog. I figured it is time to write one. <BR> <BR> Easter was good. We went to our lake house to spend it with my aunt and cousin. My cousin has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and the lab results are showing that it is in the wall of the bladder, meaning it is pretty much untreatable. My aunt is going to take him for a second opinion though. We didnt have the traditional Easter dinner though. (I was a little upset by that b/c I was not able to co... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:13:44 EST Last night storms We had some VERY NASTY storms come through lastnight. Golfball and baseball size hail in the area, trees down, power outages and just nastiness all around. The city I will live actually faired pretty well. We have trees down all over the place but not as much damage as some of the surrounding cities. There were house fires reported, trees down on houses with people trapped inside, but as I'm reading the news this morning I am seeing where all the agencies are reporting that there are no injur... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:14:53 EST YAY!! My first ticket!! No, I'm not talking about a speeding ticket or a running a red light ticket. <BR> <BR> I'm talking about my first ticket to work at my job. I have started training with another dept last month and today was the first time I worked a ticket by myself (well, I had help getting started). It was a bit overwhelming to start with but I got through it. We had a couple issues before I was actually able to work it but once that was fixed boy I was on fire. LOL It took me a little over an hour to wor... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:18:50 EST Yucky morning My weekend went pretty good. The weather was beautiful all weekend. I was actually able to put my clothes out on the line to dry on saturday. Went shopping with my son and had a great day. <BR> <BR> Then Sunday came along. I was cleaning house and washing dogs. I finished washing the dogs and was clipping their nails and one of my dogs latched on to my hand. Broke the skin, wasn't dripping blood but a little did. My hand started swelling shortly after that. I didn't finish clipping his nail... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:59:00 EST Tidbits I had an awesome weekend!! Hung out with a great new friend!! Really enjoyed spending all that time with him. Showed him some things around the town here (Which is not much lol) and just had some great conversations. <BR> <BR> My mom came home from the lake house yesterday. She had been gone for a month. I had to leave for about an hour lastnight b/c of the fighting between her and my dad. I did not want to get drug into the middle of that. Got home and mom was in bed, but my son was laying... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:39:52 EST This and that and some jokes Well, I am happy to announce that I am now into a size 14!!! <em>244</em> I have been waiting for this day for a while!! Now I'm going guessed it.....a size 12!! <em>104</em> I have lost 5 lbs in the past 2 weeks!! <em>334</em> Really proud of myself for that. I'm walking 1 mile (or at least close to one) on the treadmill at night. And all while watching either Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Chopped or Fast and Loud. LOL I know it's crazy to watch a food show while exrcisi... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:59:33 EST Weekend recap.... Friday night was a lot of fun (despite getting really drunk) We went to a little bar and enjoyed a local country band. (Never got the name os the band though) They were really good. No one messed with us. We had a really good time. I stayed at her house b/c I was incredibly to drunk to drive home and I knew I was. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning I got up feeling pretty despite the night before. I went home and cleaned house, did laundry and cleaned my son's room. I did not wash the dogs like I h... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:53:42 EST Weekend plans Tonight I'm going out with my mom's best friend to a bar. We are gonna enjoy a few drinks since my son is still out of town with my mom. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is house cleaning day. Biggest thing is getting my son's room cleaned up for him. I want to get him a surprise and a welcome home balloon to put on his bed. <BR> <BR> Sunday is when I got get him!! My mom was going to come home on Sunday but she has decided to stay up there to be with my cousin for his surgery on Monday. He has a tumor... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:43:28 EST My daily call As most of you know my son is with my mom out of town. I didn't get my morning call to say good morning. I figured he was going to stop that today or tomorrow actually. Well I was at home for lunch and I got a call. I asked him if he was just now getting up and very grown up sounding he says "Uh no, I've been up Momma, we are in South Carolina." It took everything I had to not laugh. My aunt, my mom and him are in South Carolina for my aunt to buy golf carts to bring backto Ga and sell. I ask... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:42:41 EST Kid-free week My mom has been out of town for the past 2 weeks and she decided to stay for another week. She's about 2 1/2 to 3 hours north of where we live. My son is out of school for the week. (well, he's supposed to go back thursday and friday bit I'm letting him miss school those 2 days) My mom was supposed to be back yesterday to watch my son for me, but since she decided to stay I had to take him up there yesterday to her. No problem. So, we went up yesterday and spent the day there. I saw my cousin... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:43:36 EST Ready for a good laugh? I put dinner in the crockpot this morning. Turned it to low. When I got home I noticed I couldn't smell it cooking. Well, duh it has to be PLUGGED IN to cook. LMAO. I had forgot to plug it in. HAHA. It's all good now though. I can cook on high. LOL <BR> <BR> Hope that made you laugh, I did!! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:21:38 EST Excited!! My mom has been up at our lake house with her sister for the past week and a half. She was supposed to come home this coming weekend. Well, she called me a few days ago and asked me if I would bring my son up on Sunday. He is out of school Mon thru Weds for his winter break. My mom and her sister are going to South carolina to a boat auction and they want to take Gabriel with them. He woudl have class on Thursday and Friday but I'm gonna let him miss it. I'm getting his work from his teacher ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:53:35 EST For my dad.... I just got done submitting my dads 1960 Thunderbird to be on the show OverHaulin. My dad has done so much for me and my son over the years. He deserves this so much. It would brin so much joy to his life. I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that his car is chosen. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:44:04 EST Valentine craft I was going to post the picture but Sparkpeople is not letting me upload it. So I will have to try to do it later. It didn't turn out like the picture showed it but we had fun making it. Gabriel likes it and I think it looks good. :) Sat, 9 Feb 2013 18:09:30 EST Tractors + Rain = Stuck I saw 5 tractors this morning having to be pulled out of the mud on my way to work. That's how bad the rain was yesterday. At least the tractors didn't belong to all one farmer, but he did own 3 of them. That's gonna be a hefty price tag. We are supposed to have sunshine for a few days and then rain all next week. UUGGHH <BR> <BR> I'm going to do some Valentine crafts with my son this weekend. Then we are going to clean house. I hope it's warm enough and doesn't rain so I can put my laundry ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:33:17 EST Ok, some new pics and Moonshiners I have added 2 new pics of me and my brother from before he got sick. I have more pics to add, but I haven't scanned them yet, so they will come later. Thanks for being patient. Well, just got done on the treadmill. Getting in the shower and then I'm watching Moonshiners!! LOVE THAT SHOW. <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 21:09:06 EST WOOHOO I was just offered a new opportunity at my work. It will be learning some new tasks and possibly moving to a new department. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:11:20 EST I laughed all the way to work Im on my way to work this moring and I come up to an intersection. This particular intersection is rather large. Both roads are 4 lane roads. As I am pulling up to turn right I notice a police car pulling someone over. This person had just ran a run light. The car was turning left. They finished turning but then stopped in the middle of the road. LMAO They didn't bother trying to get over or anything. It was hilarious to me the stupidity of some people. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:37:35 EST My poor kitty I took my cat to the vet today and he has a bladder infection. <em>39</em> But he now has some meds so he should start to feel better soon. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:50:56 EST WOW!! I just walked into my office to get my sweater and the girl I share an office with is sitting at her desk sleeping. I heard her snoring!!!! LMAO She was supposed to get off 10 mins ago. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:06:33 EST Quick funny story about my son I got home from work lastnight and as soon as I walk through the door my son tells me that he is on yellow at school. (Being on yellow means that the teacher had to get onto him and he had to move a token. All students start on green for the day. There is green, yellow and red.) Anyway, I tell him to come here and explain to me what happened. He told me that they were in line to go to their art class and he was talking to the boy behind him. The teacher told him to stop talking, but he didn't... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:31:07 EST Quick blog I haven't blogged in over a month so I thought I would real quick. <BR> <BR> I haven't been doing so good with eating. I'm not really losing. I'm more maintaining than anything, which I guess is better than gaining. <BR> <BR> My mom and I are fighting a lot more here lately. I just wish I had the money to be able to move back out of my parents house. <BR> <BR> I've been in a rut here lately. Not really feeling motivated and I haven't had much energy to do anything. <BR> <BR> I hope ev... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:39:04 EST My spark is gone (I need some help) I have lost all motivation. I am depressed and I just dont have the energy to do anything. <BR> <BR> I was doing Insanity back in October. Well after I re0injured my back I have been going downhill. <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight. I really do but I'm just not feeling it. <BR> <BR> I was texting with a friend of mine today and he told me that in the past month or so he had dropped 28 lbs!!! (He weighs well over 300) and get this... I'm the reason he's doing it. I am his motivation!! Yet... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:30:45 EST Update on yesterday's vent She came in today. <em>334</em> And it's amazing, she has no cough, no stuffed nose or anything. Absolutely NO SIGNS that she was sick. Oh well, there's between her and her brother. He's the owner of the company. <BR> <BR> Some more good news. She isn't taking the week off next week. She isn't getting her grand daughters until friday, so she will be working. <em>244</em> That means I wont have to pull a 10 hour day. <BR> <BR> Since I have 2 comp hours from yesterday and weds I'm goi... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:47:27 EST Are you kidding me?!?! (I need to vent) I have had to work 10 a day fot the past two days because The girl I work with has called out sick. <BR> <BR> We open at 8am. She works the morning shift (8am to 1pm) at the front desk. I work the afternoon shift. (1pm to 6pm) She is supposed to be in by 8 every morning. She comes in at least 10 mins late everyday. I have to be in at 9. I am here by 8:45 every morning. <BR> <BR> Ok, keep in mind that we open at 8am. On weds she calls me at 7:45 to say she's sick and is not coming in. WTF?!... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:30:55 EST What I want to accomplish over the next 10 weeks. I am doing a fitness challenge with one of my teams and part of the non-fitness challenge is to write a blog of what I want to accomplish in the next 10 weeks. So here is my list: <BR> <BR> <BR> Become more confident in my own skin <BR> Learn to accept my flaws <BR> Work out consistently <BR> Lose at least 10 lbs <BR> Gain more knowledge to be able to make better food choices Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:58:22 EST Me and my brother As some of you know my brother passed away in July of this year. His birthday was last month so that was hard to handle. He also LOVED the holidays so as Christmas approaches I can't help but to think of him. So I have decided to post some pics of me and him. <BR> <img src=""> This first one was taken about 13 years ago. I believe we were juniors or seniors in high school. <BR> <img src=" Sun, 9 Dec 2012 21:28:19 EST Yesterday was interesting I got home from work yesterday and my dad tells me that my son had decided to stay in the after school program insead of riding the bus home. <em>40</em> My mom was on the porch waiting for him to get off the bus. So my dad then goes to the school to find out what was going on. My son took it upon himself to stay at school b/c he thought he was supposed to stay in the after school program. I must say I am glad I was not there, I would have been a total wreck not knowing where my son was. (... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:43:34 EST Randomness Yesterday was a very hard day for me. It was my brother's birthday. I bought a happy 30th birthday balloon and out it at his grave. The picture that was supposed to be on his headstone finally came in (4 months later) but at least it was done by his birthday. It looks really good. Next week I'm going to get some Christmas flowers to put out there. <BR> <BR> My back was starting to get better but then I re-injured it Saturday. <em>39</em> I might need to go back to the Dr. I'm going to gi... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:18:45 EST Dr appt It's nothing serious. As I thought it was my sciatica. He presrcibed me Medrol pack, then when I get done with that he gave me some naprosyn. For the pain he gave me some vicodin. He also showed me an exercise that he wants me to do. He said it will take about a month for the flare up to be completely gone. He also told me that going back to my Insanity is a no-no. <em>39</em> I will just have to find something else that I can do. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:48:49 EST Just for fun Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. (Try to) use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you. Ha, yea, that one word answer thing won't happen. I have far too much to say. <BR> <BR> So here goes… <BR> <BR> Where is my cell phone? <BR> sitting right here next to me on the table <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Nope <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> in a ponytail right now, been cleaning house <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:24:09 EST I know it's past Veteran's Day but..... My cousin Marianna recently got married and her husband is truly a living miracle. Here is a link to his website <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Watch the short movie, it explains what happened to him. He is an incredible man and I am so beyond happy to have him as part of the family!! Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:38:55 EST Thank you sciatic nerve!! I was doing day 5 of Insanity (tonight was pure cardio) and all of a sudden I get this horrible pain in my lower back and then goes down my legs. Thank you sciatic nerve!! I'm probably going to have to put Insanity on hold for a few days. I'm not going to be able to get to my Dr to get any muscle relaxers to take care of this so I'm going to have to wait it out. I'm REALLY discouraged right now. I'm going to try to not let it get me down though. I just don't want to make it any worse. I've ha... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 23:48:34 EST Pep talk!! In the last 3 1/2 years I have: <BR> <BR> Lost 75lbs and counting <BR> <BR> Proven to my ex I don't need him to be happy <BR> <BR> Proven to my family that I CAN and WILL make it on my own <BR> <BR> There are times when I feel like I'm failing at a lot of things. But then I sit down and realize all that I have done that my family said I would never be able to do. <BR> <BR> They said I would never loss weight... showed them <BR> <BR> They said I would get back with my ex despite that fa... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 15:07:34 EST This made me laugh We just got a delivery from Office Depot. It was not the usual delivery guy, but still it's no excuse. He comes in and asks where we wanted the boxes. I said "We have a storage room where you can put them." He follows me down the hall (almost taking my ankles out with the dolly) We stop at the closed door (again almost taking out my ankles) and I proceed to put in the unlock code. He starts to put the boxes in and stops to ask me "Do you need to be able to shut the door?" Really? It was close... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 14:13:36 EST About me :) 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> Nope, my parents drew my name out of a hat <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Over the weekend, I was at my brother's grave. The headstone had just been put down <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Well, I don't hate it. lol <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Chicken bologna <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Yes. An 8y/o boy <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSO... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:24:33 EST Taking names and kicking ass!! (Update and encouragment needed) October was not the best month for me. I didn't exercise and eat the best in the world. I did exercise (Thanks to the Back to Basics challenge) but I didn't eat the best and I did not track all my food. I have gotten pretty reckless b/c of all the candy. I'm doing right now, I'm sitting here at the dinner table looking at big ol bowl of chocolate and candy corn and I haven't had a single piece!! <em>334</em> In about 15 or 20 mins I'm going to go do the fit test for Insanity. I'm going to... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:48:21 EST Rough morning/Random thoughts So about 4:40 this morning I am awaken to one of my dogs whinning. This is not normal. (This dog has accidents in the house so he is crated at night.) I get out of bed and try to figure out why he was whinning. I talk to him for a few mins and try to get him to lay down. He does but only for a few mins. I lay back down and he starts again. I think maybe he needs to go outside so I let him and my other dog outside. About 10 mins later or so they come back in. I put him back into his crate and ... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:57:38 EST Stalled So the first week of the challenge I lost 5 lbs. Well, now going into week 4 I'm at the same weight. I can't seem to lose anymore. I've been exercising, eating better. I'm still on the very low end of the calories and all that. Some days I don't even make it to the minimum. I'm trying though. I just can't eat that much food without feeling sick. I'm hoping for a good week though. :) Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:38:21 EST Yep......I'm defniately sick. <em>39</em> I have an enormous amount of sinus pressure. My head hurts terribly. I woke up at 3 am b/c I couldnt breath. I had to sleep practically sitting up. NO FUN!! I took my meds this morning. Nose is still stuffy and I'm sneezing but SOME of the pressure has backed off. I'm off tomorrow <em>30</em> and my son is out of school so we are going to be spending the day together just us. The fair opens today and I'm thinking about us going tomorrow. That will be fun. I ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:58:11 EST OH NO!!! Think I'm getting...... SICK!!!!!!! <em>39</em> I've had a sore throat for a few days now, but this morning I woke up to a stuffy nose. And I've been sneezing like crazy. I HATE being sick. UUGGHH!! I'm going to keep going though. I'm going to keep tracking my food and eating right. I'm going to give it my best shot with exercise though. Can't promise I will do all that I need to though. I hope I'm stuffy b/c of the suddenly HUGE amount of humidity but I have a feeling it's not. That's ok though b/c I'm going to ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:36:52 EST First week of challenge <em>244</em> I am down 5 lbs this first week!!!!!! I am sooo stoked. I was not expecting that when I stepped on the scale this morning. I thought 1 lbs MAYBE 2 lbs, but 5?!?!?! I did the challenges and did my personal challenge too, but I still didn't feel like I did all that well. I'm sooo ready to rock this week's challenges!! <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:19:13 EST Just random things Here's a funny for everyone. My mom is home when my son gets off the school bus so she's the one that helps him with his homework. Well the other day his homework was to write his weekly words in abc order. My mom called them to him and he wrote them in order, but he wrote one of them in the wrong place. He wrote "know" after "mouse" My mom told him that it was wrong b/c K comes before M. He politely said "Grandma the K does not make a sound the N is what makes a sound so that is why it goes ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:59:58 EST Way too close to home<BR>/14094562-dangerous-mississippi-prison<BR>-escapee-captured-in-georgia?lite#__ut<BR>ma=238145375.1324780694.1339601944.134<BR>8523741.1348593289.262&__utmb=23814537<BR><BR>tmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1348593289.262.<BR>|utmccn=(referral)|u<BR>tmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&__utmv=2381453<BR>75.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cus%20news=1^<BR>12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landin<BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:24:07 EST Am I wrong for feeling like this....... Ok, so I went to middle and high school with the girl that cuts my hair. She has always been on the bigger side. I would say right at the edge of large and overweight. Well, after having 2 kids she gained some weight (who doesn't after having kids, I did) But still she's not that big. Well, over the last 6 months or so she noticed all the weight I had lost and had complimented me on it. She asked how I did it. I told her by exercising and eating right. She told me that she was trying to lose ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:32:12 EST Feeling good today I've had a migraine/headache all week. I have a slight one today, but despite thatI'm feeling great. I got up this morning feeling very energized. I'm ready to take on the world. :) I have done some gardening, some laundry, clean house, detailed my car and washed my dogs (and my mom's dog) so far today. Oh and been to the grocery store. It has been a long time since I have felt this great!! I hope it keeps up/ Feeling like this is certainly going to help me with exercising and making good fo... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:49:20 EST