CAITLYNRACHEL9's SparkPeople Blog CAITLYNRACHEL9's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community MIA! BUT IM BACK! :) Greetings to those viewing this blog! <BR> <BR> So, I haven't been on this page in quite some time!!! I was so busy at the beginning of this year with working 2 jobs, AND doing 20 credits at school, so I had NO time for myself, my fiance, let alone getting online unless it was for school work! <BR> <BR> Little updates since then: <BR> I FINALLY graduated with my associates degree in Human Services in May, but I am going back for winter semester to get my certificate in Substance abuse c... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:53:44 EST Adipex? Hey all! <BR> <BR> So i just had a meeting with my doctor and needless to say it didnt go all that well.... I broke down in alligator tears! :( <BR> <BR> So, my doctor suggested the weightloss surgery.. which I have thought about, but at the same time i have gone through 7 surgeries I really dont wanna go through another one! :( plus it is expensive to keep up with afterwards, and i am worried that with all the loose skin i will start getting rashes and infections and what not, I know t... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:53:32 EST shoot.. :/ Hey all.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Apperently, my go 2 when I am stressed and depressed and just don't know what to do is fast food and pop... (coke to be specific) <BR> <BR> Quitting pop and fast food is proving to be really difficult.. grrr!!! <BR> pop and fast food literally the past 3 days... I am sure I am gaining.. <BR> <BR> what does everyone else do when they are depressed or sad or stressed or whatever instead of going to food or pop.... <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:22:02 EST New Years Resolutions.. Good afternoon everyone!! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had an awesome New years!! <BR> <BR> So, its that time of year again.....I have had numerous people have asmed me what my new years resolution is.. Sarcastically I would say I am not making a new years resolution... when asked why I would reply with its simple.. I fail at them, there is no reason in making one when I don't EVER stick with it! but.... now that i think more and more about it I have quite a few.. <BR> I am determined fo... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:49:53 EST good website? Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Hope you all enjoyed your holidays!!! :) <BR> <BR> I am feeling pretty good. Joshua bought me grease dance for the ps3 so i just did 30 minutes of that and i did a 30 minute cardio kickstart workout on my active2 personal trainer game... <BR> <BR> So, I know the only way to accurately get a good sense of what i burnt while i played grease dance is to get moniter.. however I just can't afford one of those right now.. so does anyone know of any good website... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:08:42 EST ouch... who would have thought? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> So, since I have been on a wanting to get healthy kick lately. My fiance Joshua bought me the EA sports Active game for our ps3.. It comes with 3 moniters, a usb stick, the game, and a stretch band .... I posted a picture above... I wanted to just a simple 15 minute workout, I managed to get through 7minutes.. :( It was literally THAT painful! :( There was an exercise in the v... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:57:19 EST oh....MY!!!! :( How discouraging is that?! <BR> <BR> I have officially fallen off the bandwagon!! <BR> <BR> I have been doing so great with eating, maybe not the healthiest stuff, but EVERYTHING is okay IN MODERATION! and with exercising <BR> I have either been walking AND doing zumba, or just doing one or the other.. <BR> <BR> This morning I walked for 2 hours while my dog ran and played with other dogs at the dog park and I just ruined that by eating Wendys! <BR> <BR> Everything I got (Asiago Ranc... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:05:26 EST Meatless Monday?--please read! Good evening everyone!!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great day! I am considering starting a "meatless monday" trend! Although for lunch I had left over tater tot casserole (made with beef) I just had a big salad for dinner splashed with a tiny bit of that olive garden signature salad dressing... <BR> Can anyone tell me the pros/cons of having a day where you eat NO meat? I will be researching it myself, but I want to see if anyone else has tried it and what they thought... <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:42:37 EST Zumbaaa! Hi Everyone!! <BR> <BR> I am feeling great! oh my!!!! <BR> My fiance and I went out shopping lastnight, and I bought a playstation move for only 30 dollars! :) I just did zumba for the first time today and it kicked my butt!! I only did 25 minutes but I BURNT OVER 300 CALORIES!!!!!!! Oh my goodness :) <BR> <BR> I was on beginner mode and it was a bit harder... :( I may either just keep at it until i get better, or I need to find another workout video game , either way i am feeling great... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:24:03 EST I need to get back on track :( Good Morning Everyone!! <BR> <BR> I feel like I was doing so great over the summer.. I was feeling great, motivated to exercise and eat right, and keep moving.. <BR> & I have fallen off track since the weather keeps changing and all i want to do is sleep and I have been getting so stressed with the amount of school work I have to do.. I havent gained any weight.. which is good, but I haven't lost any... and now that my thyroid level is in check, it should be a lot easier for me to lose we... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:30:18 EST a light box... ~ So.... I finally went up to planet fitness today to get some stuff straightened out... in regards to my payment, and I also downgraded my membership.. its just not worth the 20 dollars a month when i dont do anything but use the machines then leave... <BR> I hate this time of year I have no energy and I find myself even more depressed than usual and im tired and just dont wanna do crap... :/ <BR> I have considered getting a lightbox.. does anyone else have one? and was wondering what... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:55:07 EST :( So my initial excitement for softball is no longer:( <BR> <BR> The coach is nice but I really don't feel she is all that good with managing a team... I am hurting REALLY bad too I don't know that I will be sticking with it.. I think I will just stick with my gym time! <BR> Although... on the upside between march and when I had to go to the urgent care center (sep 3) i lost 12 pounds.. so thats a bonus right? I wondered how I did it, but then my friend was like well you were going to the... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:01:16 EST I am SO EXCITED! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> another gloomy morning here in Michigan:/ hows the weather by everyone else? (yes I really am interested! I am a weather nut!!!) <BR> Today is my shopping day.. booo for having to shop but yay for finally having food back in this house! I am making a shopping list and planning out our dinners now.. I found a lot of great recipes on this website! So that is awesome hopefully I can get better with my eating habits! <BR> ok, enough enough with the boring stuff.. <BR... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 09:13:19 EST Good morning! Hi everyone!! <BR> I really need to start getting on this site more, I miss it! I have been so busy with school, and my internship, and doctors appointments etc etc! So heres a quick update on me! <BR> <BR> I started school Aug 24.. I am taking 5 classes (a total of 16 credits!) crazy, right? I am taking Concepts of Biology, Internship&Seminar, American Government, Intro to software applications, and abnormal Psychology... I am just so happy to be back in school! If all goes to plan I will... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:03:37 EST 5 Things to be thankful for! Good morning everyone! I think I am going to start doing a blog everyday about 5 things im thankful for, or at the end of the day doing a blog about 5 things that made my day a good day! POSITIVE POSITIVE POSITIVE!! it really does go a long way! <BR> <BR> 1) I am so very thankful for my nephew who turns 6 years old today! I remember that day like it was yesterday! I was 15 years old, I got to sleep on the cold hard hospital floor for 3 nights while my mom got the comfy chair! when he did ... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:14:39 EST a question! I haven't been able to do much in the ways of working out again as I have been very sick... AGAIN! :( which is also why I havent been on this site in awhile... <BR> anyway, School is starting up again tomorrow.. I am in class from 1pm-9pm.. talk about a long day for me!!!!! <BR> So I have a question.. <BR> <BR> 1) what is somethings you guys would pack for lunches? As you know buying out all the time is both unhealthy, and REALLY expensive.. but at the same time sometimes I get bor... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:29:18 EST not to shabby! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yessss!!! burnt 227 calories in 34 minutes.. not bad at all for being so sick this past week and not being able to exercise! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 15:39:39 EST FINALLY!! I am so happy to say I am finally feeling okay enough to go to the gym!! <BR> Did not get to exercise AT ALL last week or yesterday!! <BR> Still feeling a bit nauseous, but at least I have the umph to get up and go to the gym! <BR> Have a great day everyone! <em>244</em> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 11:16:55 EST Random Blurb Good morning all!! <BR> <BR> I haven't been able to do much in the ways of exercise this week.... I felt like maybe I got food poisioning after eating mcdonalds on Monday morning, but since then I have been to my doctors who said I had the flu :( I managed to get in 30 mintues of weight training on Monday, but couldn't do much the rest of the week. I am finally getting back to par.. so I may just go for a little walk today... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:18:54 EST mcdonalds breakfast.. Although I was in a rush, maybe mcdonalds was not the best choice! <BR> I got 2 sausage biscuits and a large coke... not only am i feeling hungry again (i hate this 2 hours ago!) but i feel sluggish and disgusted because that is 1,170 calories! <BR> need to hit the gym extra hard today... may go the full time on the treadmill just to burn a lot of it off! :( <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:23:33 EST