CALLMESALLYG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CALLMESALLYG CALLMESALLYG'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/ Struggling and Frustrated and to top it off the refrigerator stopped working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769582 Off and on for the past month and a half I have had some tooth pain. Well in the last few weeks it had gotten to he point of bringing me to tears. Well almost two weeks ago now I ended up in urgent care because of an infection hat was causing my face to swell. I finally got in to the dentist a week later where I learned that I have absolutely terrible teeth. Now, I knew my teeth weren't perfect and in fact, I really don't like my teeth. But having not had dental insurance for the last 10+ yea... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:37:38 EST Encourager, Motivator, Supporter, FRIEND ~ MADMANSMAMA87 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674647 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1670661013.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Jes, this blog is dedicated to you and here is the reason why. Yes, I have been on the journey for a while now and have found some success, but I still have days where life gets rough and I forget about what I have already conquered along the way. A lot has happened the last two months that has caused me a ton of stress, anxiety and frustrations. This week, I have done nothing to combat those feelings. I have give... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:38:28 EST Holy Crap! That's a fun realization! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669358 So tonight I went for a run and it felt so good! For anyone who has been following my story, I have really been struggling with running for well over a year now. And tonight after my run, I was disappointed in my time because I didn't think it was as good as I used to be back before my problems started...which would make sense since I haven't run as faithfully, or really much at all, in e last year and a half. But when I looked back at my MapMyRun saved workouts, this is what I saw: <BR> <BR... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:39:27 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661032 So last night, my cousin asked me if I could come up with the words to say to his teenage foster daughter to encourage her to find some form of movement that she enjoys in order to help her out. He said that she's been commenting on how her clothes are getting tight and how she's gained about 30lbs this winter. She is 14 years old. It is such a hard time in life and she's complaining of not feeling like she's fitting in with her friends due to her size. What should I do? Should I say somethin... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:17:56 EST Diet Bet wk 3 Results (with picture) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647300 Brad : 5.13 <BR> Tom : 5.03 <BR> Ashley : 4.44 <BR> ME : 4.13 <BR> Rebecca : 2.91 <BR> Daniel : 2.41 <BR> Ron : 1.5 <BR> Stephanie : 1.19 <BR> Jeff : .67 <BR> Cynthia : .59 <BR> Alicia : .39 <BR> Teresa 0 <BR> Amber 0 <BR> <BR> Woohoo!!! I'm in 4th place!! So much closer to 1st than last week...unfortunately that is also after a 6lb loss in one week! And even worse, I was doing a fruit and veggie diet for other medical reasons for the week so now I'm having to work even harder to keep that w... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:15:34 EST Diet Bet Wk2 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638997 Brad: 4.21 <BR> Tom: 3.83 <BR> Ashley: 3.38 <BR> Cyndi: 3.23 <BR> Lynette: 2.81 <BR> Teresa: 2.33 <BR> Dan: 1.96 <BR> Jeff: 1.84 <BR> Becky: 1.82 <BR> ME: 1.63 <BR> Chan: 1.33 <BR> Steph: .66 <BR> Alicia: .52 <BR> <BR> Well that stunk. :/ Ok, so, Saturday, the day before weigh-in, I'm down 2lbs from last week and then I weighed in Sunday and was at +/-0 from the week before! Well I told the person in charge because I was frustrated and so we laughed about it and said I'll just have an even b... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:45:57 EST I would LOVE your input! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638086 Ok, so week 2 of my diet bet didn't end as well for me as I would have liked. Yesterday I weighed in at -2! Woohoo! Today I weighed in at +/-0 :/ I know I should be happy it's not a gain, but where did my 2lbs go? I mean, I did 2 hours of Hip Hop Abs AND 1:15 on the atationary bike, for 27.3miles. And I also spent an hour walking around Walmart! Get, oh well. I'm just gonna keep pushing forward this week. <BR> <BR> Where I would like your input though is this...I'm thinking about doing, just... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 22:20:05 EST Diet Bet wk1 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633766 Ok, so I decided to join a diet bet with some friends at church and other than the stressful week with my car accident, I was feeling pretty good. Well, after week 1, I was down 2lbs and looking forward to week 2. But the I found out the current standings... <BR> 2.42% Ashley <BR> 2.2% Brad <BR> 1.98% Tom <BR> 1.76% Cyndi <BR> 1.66% Lynette <BR> 1.22% Ron <BR> 1.09% Becky & ME <BR> .92% Stephanie <BR> .65% Alicia <BR> .45% Dan <BR> .22% Chan <BR> <BR> So, I'm technically tied for 7th, but I'... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:13:21 EST Disappointed in myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606623 Oh boy, where do I start. I am coming to you all very sad and disappointed in myself. I used to struggle with seasonal depression really bad, but in the past few years, I think because of eating and workout habits, I haven't struggled hardly at all. This year, however, I am really struggling. Winter hit particularly hard this year and, since I live in Michigan, it's only just begun. On top of winter, I have been struggling physically with my health. I started the year off with being sick and ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:02:25 EST #RockYourResolution through a long week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593337 Sorry it's been a few days since I've posted, but it has just been a bit crazy for me lately. Last week I got back on track with Insanity after having not been able to workout, due to being sick, and boy did it kick my butt! I felt like I was all the way back to the beginning, but I kept pushing forward. I made it through the week with Insanity and even added a couple extra bike rides on the stationary bike and a lot of walking. The craziest time in the last week or so has definitely been the... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:39:05 EST #RockYourResolution ~ Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580686 Day 2: <BR> I woke up still feeling like poop, but I went downstairs to do Insanity anyways. I tried to do the one I missed from Tuesday, but that one I can only do off of a flash drive and my computer kept freezing up so I decided to skip that particular program and move on to the next one and not look back. I'm not happy that I will be all together skipping a day's program, but at the same time, I have come to peace about it with myself knowing that I, physically, could not do it for those ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:52:38 EST #RockYourResolution ~ Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579187 So as some of you may have seen on my status the other day, I woke up too late on New Year's Eve to do my Insanity before work, so instead I rode 10 miles on the stationary bike and then had a date set with Shaun T that night since I didn't have any other plans. Well, my plans did not go anything as I would have liked. I have been fighting something for a couple weeks now and it hit me hard on Tuesday! I spent all day on the phones at work, not getting up and walking around as much as I norma... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:01:24 EST 2014 - Challenge ACCEPTED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575623 Throughout 2013 I used the phrase "Challenge Accepted" more than I ever have and so I decided that my motto for 2014 is going to be "Challenge Accepted!" I'm not going to just think it, but I'm going to say it as well. I want others to know that I may see something as a challenge, but it is still something that I plan to conquer! I will spend this year looking for new things to push myself and returning to old things that I gave up on. I'm done with letting my old mindset determine how I may ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:19:24 EST Insanity 1st 30 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568585 Wow, I have completed 30 days of Insanity and will be finishing my "Recovery Week" tomorrow. I am looking forward to continuing on with the next 30 days as well! When I first started, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do this and complete it. But now that I have been doing it for over 30 days, I am so proud of myself for doing it and I can't imagine quitting now!! It has become a habit to wake up early and work out before going to work...even if that means waking up a lot earlier tha... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:46:57 EST 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539358 So, I've been looking into clean eating for a couple months now, but I was getting overwhelmed every time I found more information. Enter my SparkFriend/Coach and now Facebook friend. :) She invited me to join a group on Facebook to help encourage and support each other on this journey. On top of that, they were going to be doing a 5 day clean eating challenge. Since I was living at a friends house for a short while and not having to feed anyone but me, I decided to give it a shot and it was ... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:51:19 EST Weight Tracker: helpful or harmful? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519824 Ok, so I have been on this journey for a while and I have list 100lbs. I'm totally proud of that and love seeing that number on my weight tracker, but sometimes I feel like it is distracting me from what I still need to do. I want to lose another 30-40lbs and for some reason, daily being reminded of what I've already lost has ceased to be such a motivator for me. So my question to all of you is this, do I reset my tracker to what I have left to lose? Or do I leave it set to show my total jour... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:26:40 EST Sometimes this Journey REQUIRES Self Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516279 When I decided to make my motivation board, I thought about what I wanted to gain/achieve from this new found journey that I was on. I want to gain muscle, strength, ambition, excitement, purpose, experience, confidence and a new, better, happier, me. I wanted to also include ways of getting there. Doing things like walking, going to the gym, drinking water and putting in the work are reminders of things I need to do daily to continue on this journey. And lastly, I wanted to remember who I wa... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:20:50 EST Challenge Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501606 I want to make my goals for this challenge something that I can not only do during this challenge, but also be able to continue in some way or another. So, here we go! <BR> 1. Drink, Drink, Drink! I love water, but before this challenge started, I had begun slacking on my water intake. So I want to drink half my body weight in ounces EVERY day. <BR> 2. Do, and complete, the Extreme plank/burpee Challenge <BR> 3. Do the October Tricep challenge (pictured below) <BR> 4. Limit myself to 1, or le... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 16:35:55 EST Home after the 11th, and last, wedding of the summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498938 Today, a good friend of my family married a girl I graduated high school with. I was really nervous about the wedding because I knew there would be some HS classmates and I was nervous about seeing them. I have always been big and after HS, I only got bigger. But even though I've lost 100lbs, today was still going to be a battle for me. Today's battle, however, was one against myself. The battle was knowing that, no matter what, whether my classmates recognize me or not and whether they notic... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:34:47 EST A hug that brought me to tears... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480043 Tonight I saw a friend at church that I haven't seen in a few months. So when I saw her, I went to giver her a hug. She gives amazing hugs so I thought I was pretty prepared for it, but then, the unthinkable happened. When my friend hugged me, she picked me up off the ground. Like, seriously, my feet were at least a foot off the ground! She's about the same height as me and, I'm sure, weighs less than me, but she picked me up off the ground! I instantly began to cry. My brother has picked me ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 23:34:50 EST What did I just sign up for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454561 Ok, so I know that half of you reading this are probably reading it because you think I've signed up for a race of some sort, but no. I did not sign up for a race, I signed up for something much worse and far more scary. A friend of mine posted on Facebook about looking for a model to draw the face of. She wanted someone whose face had character. Well today she posted that she wasn't having any luck getting anyone to volunteer and so I said "I'm not the face you were looking for, but you can... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:53:35 EST Summer Challenge Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399266 My goals for the summer challenge this year is to get back to running consistently so I can be prepared to run 10 miles by end of August. Running is still difficult for me this year because I get lightheaded a lot when I run still. So running is my biggest goal. I would also like to have my size 10's start to feel lose on me. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 15:41:24 EST Reward Day...a year later...and not the way I planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398663 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2109920001.jpg"> <BR> This picture was taken in 2011, but is pretty close to the size that I was on that dreaded day in October 2010. A couple friends and I decided we wanted to go to Cedar Point for their Hallowed Weekends and I was super excited. I love Cedar Point and I was looking forward to being able to ride all the rides. Unfortunately, not all the rides are built for people my size. That day, my two friends, James and Katie, and I de... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 22:36:50 EST Relay For Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376021 Ok, so I did not do Jillian Michael's Friday or Saturday due to time and Relay for Life and since I have only received 7hrs of sleep since waking up Friday morning and I walked 32 miles at Relay, I am not doing Jillian today either. I hate skipping these days, but my body was needing me to rest today. I can't say much else because I'm so tired. But I did in fact walk 32 miles and I stayed awake throughout the entire Relay event. I'm looking forward to sleeping tonight and getting back to Jill... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 21:33:39 EST Jillian Michael's Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373100 Breakfast: oatmeal w/ flax seed and chia seed (20g) <BR> Snack: kiwi (3g) and nature valley dark chocolate/peanut butter granola <BR> Lunch: Luna bar (4g) and 1 slice Jennie-O turkey <BR> Snack: kiwi (3g), raspberries (9g) and lightly salted almonds <BR> Dinner: 6in veggie on wheat w/ lettuce, tomato, green pepper, baby spinach and cucumber w/ light sweet onion sauce (5g) <BR> Dessert: 100 calorie popcorn and 4 double chocolate cookies :/ <BR> <BR> Due to rain, I was unable to take the babie... Thu, 30 May 2013 23:31:03 EST Jillian Michael's Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372010 Breakfast: oatmeal with flaxseed and chia seed (20g) <BR> Snack: banana (4g) <BR> Lunch 2 slices Jennie-O turkey <BR> Snack: green smoothie with 1/2 the sugar <BR> Dinner: potato crusted flounder with broccoli (5g), fruit, banana nut bread and a side salad <BR> Dessert: 1/2 cup ice cream sundae <BR> <BR> Due to rain, I spent most of my day reading and relaxing until I actually had to leave the house. I went to the chiropractor and then met a couple friends to go over details for our Relay fo... Wed, 29 May 2013 23:05:08 EST Jillian Michael's Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370977 Monday's Food... <BR> Breakfast: oatmeal with ground flaxseed and white chia seed (20g) <BR> Snack: mini cupcake <BR> Lunch: hotdog, mac and cheese, fruit, broccoli salad, 6 jalapeño poppers <BR> Dessert: way too many goodies that I don't even know what to call or how to describe without using the term heavenly! <BR> Dinner: banana (4g) <BR> <BR> Tuesday's Food... <BR> Breakfast: oatmeal with ground flaxseed and white chia seed (20g) <BR> Snack: banana (4g) <BR> Lunch: Luna Bar (4g) <BR> Sna... Tue, 28 May 2013 23:55:52 EST Jillian Michael's Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368895 Breakfast: McDonalds Oatmeal w/o brown sugar (5g) and Egg White Delight w/o cheese or butter (4g) <BR> Snack: fun size kitkat and fun size three musketeers <BR> Lunch: shrimp and scallop pomadoro (5g), salad, bread <BR> Snack: tall non-fat green tea frap without syrup and w/o whip <BR> Dinner: hamburger <BR> <BR> This morning as I got ready for church, I think I tried on every dress in my closet as I really didn't like any of my choices. It wasn't that I didn't feel like anything fit today, ... Mon, 27 May 2013 00:08:12 EST Jillian Michael's Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367991 Breakfast: Bob Harper's 10g Fiber Oatmeal with 2 Tbs ground flax seed (4g fiber) and 2 Tbs white chia seeds (6g fiber) and a banana (3g fiber) <BR> Snack: Tall non-fat chai with cinnamon <BR> Dinner: 3 boiled wontons, green beans, fried scallop, 2 crab rangoons, 5 small pieces of sushi, 1 eggroll, 1 Chinese fried doughnut, 1/4 cup twist ice cream <BR> <BR> This morning I got up with the plans of working out before having to go to the cookout but mom said something about our pool so I went to... Sat, 25 May 2013 23:09:19 EST Jillian Michael's Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367207 Breakfast: High fiber oatmeal <BR> Snack: Imitation crab and banana <BR> Lunch: Luna Bar and a slice of Jennie O turkey <BR> Snack: Imitation crab and banana <BR> Dinner: Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels, Clams and Calamari cooked in a Cajun tomato based sauce, a piece of garlic bread, chips and crab dip and a jalapeño cream cheese ball <BR> Dessert: 1/2 of a small Triple Berry Light Smoothie from Orange Julius <BR> <BR> Today was an interesting day as I really wasn't all that hungry throughout the... Fri, 24 May 2013 23:37:10 EST Jillian Michael's Day 12 & 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366194 Yesterday's food: <BR> Non-fat Chai frap and cake pop, fruit-n-yogurt parfait, strawberry/banana naked smoothie, 2 turkey dogs, one slice pepperoni pizza and 3 double chocolate cookies. <BR> Today's food: <BR> 2 egg whites, 2 slices turkey bacon, 2 pieces dry whole wheat toast and oatmeal. Burger with lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard, French fries, raspberry/brownie frozen custard, 2 non-fat chai lattes <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I got up and did day 12 of the 30 Day Shred first thing a... Thu, 23 May 2013 23:26:51 EST Day 11, beginning of workout 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364071 Breakfast: Chai from Speedway and a apple with peanut butter <BR> Snack: Nature Valley dark chocolate/peanut butter granola, V8 V-Fusion <BR> Lunch: Grande non-fat green tea frap w/o syrup or whipped cream from Starbucks and a blueberry oatmeal w/o nuts and a coup,e bites of grilled chicken and brown rice <BR> Snack: Double chocolate Keebler cookie with milk <BR> Dinner: Luna bar, 6 Doritos and 2 tortillas <BR> Dessert: Cake and ice cream <BR> <BR> I got to work today waiting for the thunder... Tue, 21 May 2013 23:52:35 EST Jillian Michael's Day 9 & 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362935 Breakfast: apple/banana/peanut butter smoothie made with raspberry Greek yogurt <BR> Snack: Banana, Skinny Cow chocolate, 1 turkey dog <BR> Lunch: 1/2 taco and a Naked Green Goodness 16oz drink <BR> Snack: Nature Valley dark chocolate/peanut butter granola, Starbucks refresher <BR> Dinner: Beef Stroganoff with white rice <BR> Dessert: 1/4 cup ice cream and 5 dark chocolate Hershey kisses <BR> <BR> Wow, I ate a lot of chocolate today...can't say I'm surprised considering it's my TOM. lol ANYW... Mon, 20 May 2013 23:55:44 EST Day 9...not so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361665 Breakfast: McDonalds oatmeal without brown sugar and a fruit n yogur parfait <BR> Snack: cinnamon roll type pastry <BR> Lunch: Taco Bell chicken fresco soft taco and chicken fresco burrito with lite rice. <BR> Dinner: 1 bite of an Applebee's 7oz steak and two sides of broccoli, without butter. <BR> Snack: tall nonfat green tea frap without syrup or whipped cream from Starbucks, 1 Oreo and 2 Keebler cookies <BR> <BR> I fell asleep almost immediately last night, but when the dog woke me up at ... Sun, 19 May 2013 23:33:57 EST Jillian Michael's Day 6, 7 & 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360583 I don't remember my meals for Thursday and Friday, but here are today's <BR> Breakfast: 8 strawberries, 1 banana, some pineapple, some canteloup, some melon, 2 cinnamon roll type pastries <BR> Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad with raspberry vinagriette dressing and one bite of a not-so-yummy cupcake (I make cupcakes all the time so whenever I have the opportunity to try someone elses cupcakes, I like to at least try a bite so I can compare. lol) <BR> Dinner: 4 strawberries, 1 apple, 2 pieces of P... Sat, 18 May 2013 22:11:03 EST Jillian Michaels Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358039 Breakfast: Luna bar <BR> Snack: Buddy Fruit, grande nonfat green tea frap and 10 lightly salted almonds <BR> Lunch: 1 BBQ rib and very small piece of brisket <BR> Snack: 3 Oreos and 2 double chocolate Keebler cookies with milk and a sliver of German chocolate cake. <BR> Dinner: Arby's turkey and Swiss kids meal without Swiss and only half the bun and apple slices <BR> Dessert: 2 tbs salsa and chips <BR> <BR> This morning when I got up, it was already 70 degrees so I decided I was going to ta... Wed, 15 May 2013 23:43:45 EST Jillian Michaels Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356880 Breakfast: mango/banana smoothie made with fresh fruits & pineapple Greek yogurt and a spiced chai <BR> Snack: banana, cucumber and 10 lightly salted almonds <BR> Lunch: hamburger with ketchup, cucumber <BR> Snack: 100 calorie all natural fruit blend and an apple with some peanut butter <BR> Dinner: shrimp and scallops in a light olive oil pasta, salad and bread. The meal was under 550 calories! <BR> I also snacked on a Hershey's air delight chocolate bar throughout the day <BR> <BR> Work to... Tue, 14 May 2013 23:26:54 EST Jillian Michael's Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355722 Breakfast: banana <BR> Lunch: turkey bacon and egg white sandwich from Starbucks and a tall nonfat, green tea frappacino w/o syrup and w/o whipped cream <BR> Snack: Island Green smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe <BR> Dinner: salad, hamburger with bun, lettuce, ketchup and cucumber and a turkey dog, no bun <BR> Dessert: 1 cup microwave popcorn and 130 calorie skinny cow chocolate <BR> <BR> When I woke up this morning, I impatiently waited for the temperature to rise some so I could go for ... Mon, 13 May 2013 22:43:59 EST Jillian Michaels Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354515 Breakfast: McDonald's oatmeal w/o brown sugar and a folded egg <BR> Snack: peanut butter cookie <BR> Lunch: Applebee's Zesty Roma Chicken and Shrimp with broccoli instead of rice and no sauce <BR> Snack: 2 bananas, 90 calorie peanut butter/dark chocolate nature valley bar and a small slice of cake (all spread out over about 5hrs) <BR> Dinner: 2 pieces chicken/tomato/onion/green pepper Stromboli <BR> Dessert: grande nonfat chai from Starbucks <BR> <BR> First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all ... Sun, 12 May 2013 23:01:53 EST Cupcakes and Jillian Michaels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353615 I'm not even going to label "meals" today because I'm pretty sure I'm going to be leaving food out anyways. Today was really strange as I felt like I could not eat enough food. And very little of it was healthy choices either. :( So, I had a 180 calorie Luna bar, 1 piece chicken/tomato/green pepper/onion Stromboli, 1 breadstick, 1 McDonald's chicken ranch wrap w/o cheese and light on the ranch, 1 piece of pepperoni/bacon/ham pizza, 130 calorie skinny cow chocolate, Cedar plank salmon meal at ... Sun, 12 May 2013 00:22:39 EST I still don't like getting my picture taken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352661 Breakfast: banana <BR> Lunch: side salad with a citrus balsami vinaigrette and a marguerite flatbread pizza <BR> Dinner: some Stromboli with chicken, green pepper, onion and tomato, 2 breadsticks and salad with ranch. <BR> Dessert: small slice of German chocolate cake...I apparently make a good German chocolate cake :/ <BR> <BR> I got up this morning ready to frost and decorate the cupcakes...until I realized I had bought the wrong color pearls to go on top! Grrrr... So, mom and I left the h... Fri, 10 May 2013 23:43:05 EST Spring Challenge, Leaping Daffodils Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352449 How have you been doing? Well, I didn't do as well as I had hoped to have done during this challenge, but I did reach some goals that meant so much to me. <BR> Have you met the goals you were wanting to accomplish? I hit the 100lb lost mark and I have been able to go for runs and those were the two most important goals I had for the entire challenge! <BR> Were there things you didn’t reach? I didn't lose as much weight as I had wanted to, but I also know that the smaller you get, the harder i... Fri, 10 May 2013 18:48:13 EST Waiting games http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351541 Breakfast: apple/banana/cucumber smoothie made with strawberry Greek yogurt <BR> Snack: celery, cucumber and string cheese <BR> Lunch: 6in veggie Subway sub and a banana <BR> Snack: apple and skinny cow chocolate <BR> Dinner: McDonald's sweet chili grilled chicken wrap <BR> Dessert: very small slice of German chocolate cake. I know I said I don't like the cake, but I felt bad that I wasn't trying mom's birthday cake <BR> <BR> Jaxon woke up this morning screaming at the top of his lungs and d... Thu, 9 May 2013 23:36:04 EST Holy soreness batman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350448 Morning snack: banana <BR> Brunch: 3 egg omelet with turkey sausage, green pepper, onion and tomato, some hash browns and half a slice of whole wheat toast w/o butter <BR> Snack: 180 calorie protein Luna bar <BR> Dinner: 6in veggie sub on whole wheat from subway and one piece of a subway pepperoni pizza <BR> Dessert: 1 no bake cookie and 1 not-so-tasty chocolate chip cookie <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM AND SISTER!!! So, my sister lives in Texas so I didn't see her today, but I did Face... Wed, 8 May 2013 23:21:03 EST Swollen knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349225 Breakfast: strawberry Special K cereal and a banana <BR> Snack: celery and a banana <BR> Lunch: turkey wrap with celery, cucumber, arugula/spinach mix and a 35 calorie cheese wedge <BR> Snack: cucumber, 130 calorie skinny cow chocolate, 100 calorie cin/apple rice cakes <BR> Dinner: flatbread pizza with turkey pepperoni and a breadstick <BR> Dessert: ice cream cake, if I had go e home after Zumba this one would t have happened. <BR> <BR> Today was a good day, but long as my knees have been su... Tue, 7 May 2013 23:11:38 EST I LOVE the feeling of good tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347988 Breakfast: banana/mango smoothie made with strawberry Greek yogurt <BR> Snack: pork chop <BR> Lunch: fresco black bean burrito w/o red sauce and a fresco chicken soft taco from Taco Bell <BR> Snack: banana & celery <BR> Dinner: 2 turkey dogs, one with a bun and one without plus about 7 lightly salted potato chips. (I can usually do without potato chips, but they just sounded good tonight) <BR> <BR> The babies woke up about 8:50 this morning when they're normally up by 7:30 at the latest and ... Mon, 6 May 2013 22:28:24 EST I Choose Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346793 Breakfast: McDonald's fruit n yogurt parfait and scrambled eggs <BR> Lunch: Arby's market fresh turkey & Swiss without Swiss, Swiss sauce or mayo...so basically turkey, lettuce and tomato and 2 potato cakes...I try not to go to Arby's anymore because I absolutely LOVE potato cakes <BR> Dinner: Tortilla chips, salsa, meat and cheese <BR> <BR> This morning started with me painting my toenails a bright orange because I decided, it's warm weather and I'm wearing flip flops, so I needed bright to... Sun, 5 May 2013 23:23:42 EST Ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345856 Brunch: bridal shower so I have no clue what I ate, but I know I ate a lot of salad and a decent amount of fruit along with some desserts <BR> Snack: donut, I'm not exactly sure what kind, but I ate the whole thing so it wasn't good no matter what lol, tall non-fat green tea frappacino, no whip, no syrup and a handful of starbursts <BR> Dinner: 1 piece of Little Caesar's hot n' ready and a breadstick <BR> Dessert: piece of ice cream cake <BR> <BR> Oh my goodness, I hate writing all that crap... Sun, 5 May 2013 01:48:38 EST 9.5 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344958 Breakfast: strawberry/banana/mango smoothie with raspberry Greek yogurt. <BR> Snack: 1/8 cup pork chop meat <BR> Lunch: 2 pieces pizza <BR> Snack: Tall non-fat green tea frappacino without whip cream or classic syrup <BR> Dinner: Halo Burger Turkey Burger <BR> <BR> This morning I went on a 1.5 mile walk with the babies and would have kept going if it wasn't naptime. After I got out of work I went home to make some snacks for Ashley and Aimee's apartment party and then I went to Starbucks for... Sat, 4 May 2013 01:26:41 EST I've got Sunshine!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343756 Breakfast: chocolate/peanut butter/banana protein shake <BR> Snack: cucumber and 90 calorie fruit pouch <BR> Lunch: pork chop, celery, apple <BR> Snack: apple, banana, 100 calorie cheese/breadstick lunch snack, 80 calorie fruit snacks <BR> Dinner: 1 bean tostada and 1 chicken tostada and some chips and salsa. <BR> <BR> I know I ate more than I should have today and I knew I was doing it when I was doing it, but I'm still human and I've always been overweight so obviously I still struggle wit... Thu, 2 May 2013 22:23:44 EST