CBOCEAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CBOCEAN CBOCEAN'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/ Emotional Eating - it doesn't solve anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200750 I found myself a little emotional yesterday, thrown of kilter and out of my day to day life. My brain's immediate reaction was to by a treat for myself at the store when I was out. It was the first time I even thought about doing that in close to two weeks now. As soon as I thought it I realized my brain was trying to compensate for the stress that I was feeling. I recognized these deceiving tricks, realized that no chocolate was going to solve any problems and drove right by the store. <... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:15:32 EST What grade would you give yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198288 I read a post from James Wilson on Facebook yesterday talking about when you eat clean only 70% of the time it is a C- in school. 85% - well that's a B. Since last Jan 1, I would give myself an A or A-. Why not A+? Well I would consider that 100% perfect and that means not even tasting the kids food to check temperature or one little nibble of a goldfish. Other than that, I would say I am running anywhere between 90-95% perfection of clean eating, getting my proteins in, just the right am... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:05:42 EST Not all weight is made equal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196585 I just read through all my old blog posts, pictures and weigh ins. One thing I noticed is the pictures of me at the same weight I have been in the past as I am now - I look completely different now. Even though I have put weight on this year, I know I have remained active. I have much more muscle mass and I also don't take the same clothing size. There was one blog of me not fitting in a size 9 at the same weight I am now. Today I would say I fit a size 5 or 7. <BR> <BR> I put on weig... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:19:51 EST LiveFit Trainer (end of week 1) - my bad on the menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574143 Well it is the end of week one. Today is supposed to be another rest day but I enjoy kettlebell training so I will be doing that. Hopefully my chest will come out okay to train that muscle group tomorrow. <BR> <BR> My pants are already loser. Talk about a motivator~! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> So my bad has been that I have been forgetting to eat veggies with my snacks. I get my veggies in with my BF, Lunch and Dinner but the morning and afternoon snack - totally forgot to eat veggies. An... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 08:01:55 EST Jamie Easson LivFit Trainer - finishing week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572448 Well I finished all the workouts in week one. A little sore I have felt worse. Last night I did a quick workout also that is not in the program as I teach an outdoor fitness class. Usually I just do timings and yell out the moves, demonstrate when needed. Last night I tried to do as many of the exercises as I had time for. <BR> <BR> I also enjoy kettlebell so I will be finishing out week one with a kettlebell workout tomorrow. Week 2 starts Wednesday <BR> <BR> I had an extremely heal... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:27:31 EST Day 4 - Jamie Easson LivFit Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4569349 Well today is day 4. I woke up a little late because it is a Saturday. I weighed in and it looks like I am down a pound. Although I really should compare to an early morning weighin on Monday. <BR> <BR> I have my food all prepared for the day too. Getting through a weekend will be my first test to this challenge. I figure as I get deeper and deeper into this I will want to reach my goal of finishing even more. <BR> <BR> I wish I could have posted a picture of todays breakfast. It look... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 08:16:20 EST It's been a weird year - Jamie Easson LivFit Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568445 So I am just reviewing some of my notes and blogs from last January. I haven't really been active on here since then. Right after my posts I came pretty ill and it put me out for over a month. I reached my goal weigh 6 weeks before a vacation but still didn't have the Body Fat percentage I was trying to get back to from the year before. Soon as vacation was over in May I immediatly gained 12 pounds over the summer. <BR> <BR> First day of school rolled around and I made a pact to take it... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:42:56 EST AHA!!! I Knew it, someone has been lying to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3916685 It's my scale, for the past week it has been a deiciving little _______. Last week, ohh, it was all right sweet and innocent, buttering me up to love it. This week, it will be sleeping on the couch soon. In fact, it really should be just placed thrown out, it is garbage day today. <BR> <BR> Sooo, just to prove something to the scale I went and got my goal jeans. The goal jeans I received for xmas. VS jeans that I fell in love with but to my dismay couldn't even pull them up far enough... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:25:46 EST Yeah, Yeah, I know, don't weigh myself so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3912975 Well since yesterday my scale was acting up, I am not joking, it would not give me a consistent reading. I decided to try it again today. Well Well, it showed I only lost 1 pound. Now I have been a good girl, I eat clean and exercise and all that work for 1 pound, so frustrating. <BR> <BR> But I am not going to let it get me down, I will keep my eye on the prize, my goal jeans. I took my measurements this AM to help if that dang scale is going to work with me. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:03:14 EST My scale sucks, seriously, I think it is broken. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3909126 So today was my big weigh in day. But my scale would not give me a consistent reading. It seamed to work all right all week then today when I needed it the most, it just wouldn't work. I got everything from a .5 pound to a 6 pound loss. <BR> <BR> I did check in during the week and I was down 3 pounds at one point so I gave myself 2 pounds today b/c I had some salt over the weekend and don't want to give myself too much. <BR> <BR> Anyway, what does it matter, it's the jeans that I want ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:19:57 EST Follow up from first social engagement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3905985 Well I didn't let lose thats for sure, I had one drink of Baileys with skim milk. Then I drank water. I enjoyed whole grain chips and salsa for the snack to start. I did have some cheese and crackers, about 3-4 servings. For my entree, I don't feel I over did it. I was normal and sensible. I ate till I was satisfied. I did not leave the house my normal "oooohhhh I am soooo stuffed" <BR> <BR> I got up this am and I was up a pound. I am sure it was the salt in the chips and ham that I... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 10:13:10 EST My First Social Engagement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3902720 So I have my first social engagement tonight. I thought about not even going but I can't live life like that. I plan to take a picture of the jeans that I want to fit into in my pocket. I have told my husband to keep an eye out on me and help me out. I will not have a drink, that I don't care about. I am hoping dessert doesn't look good, LOL <BR> Otherwise I know she is BBQ so hopefully there will be chicken and salad. If that is the case I will come out a winner!! <BR> <BR> I want to b... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 08:15:45 EST So proud of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3900350 I wanted to start blogging more this week but haven't because I didn't even know where to start. I really want to start focusing on the postives. I am very proud of myself on how far I have come, how much I have learned, embracing an eat clean diet and enjoying intense exercise that pushes me to my limit. What I have learned is I love this lifestyle, the problem is I thought I knew it all. I lost focus and I started to slip. I kept enjoying cheats and thinking to myself "that's okay, on... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 12:38:22 EST phew! that was a close one!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3423591 So my life changed suddenly in the spring and I went from a working mom to a stay at home mom. My routine of work and working out at lunch, set schedules for eating and just the day to day structure was thrown out the window. I am now at home with a kitchen at my hands all day long and kids. So basically take structure and routine and its gone. <BR> <BR> I started reaching for cookies and chips and finishing a lot of the kids meals. Snacking a lot and eating the same foods as the kids fo... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:02:02 EST Back to Basics - Goals for Week of Jan 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2793308 So I think I need to get back to basics this week. I have been working out intensely for 2 weeks and have hardly lost a pound, maybe even gained. I know it could be muscle but I am not seeing the difference in my clothes. <BR> <BR> No more Shred and P90X together. More cardio for me this week to really boost that fat burn along with the weights in P90X. <BR> <BR> Monday - Lunch: 30 min Cardio, AbX Night: P90X <BR> Tuesday- Yoga <BR> Wednesday - Lunch: 30 min Cardio, AbX Night: P90... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:49:56 EST P90X and Shred Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2761566 I am currently in the process of completing P90X - Round 2. I completed a full round during the summer/fall. I did some workouts off and on since then, tried to recommit to completing round 2 a few times since October. I finally feel like I am there. I am into week 2. With this round I will do yoga class instead of the DVD and a Kickboxing Class instead of Kenpo. I basically skipped most of the yoga during round 1. As for Kickboxing, the class isn't much different then the DVD so I can... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:31:57 EST Back on track and ready to be even sexier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2691999 So 2009 turned out to be a great year for my weight loss. I started out the year wearing a Size 11 and that made me sad. I kicked off the year with 6 weeks of P90X and felt kinda good in Florida on vacationi. Came back and fell off the wagon. I then found a weight loss buddy. I got back on track for the summer and took myself to the next level. All in all I lost about 25 lbs and got to a size 5. I was/am smaller then ever before and felt/feel awesome. I went on vacation to Vegas and e... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:03:37 EST WOOT WOOT!!! BYE BYE 140 ville WOW!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2422440 Okay its not totally official yet because I do my weekly weighin on Fridays. But I weighed in this AM and I came in in the 130's!!!! 139.8 to be exact! I just can't believe it. I have officially lost 25lbs since Xmas. Gained some during the spring but took it all off again and then some. <BR> <BR> I never in my life thought I could be in the 130's. After losing some serious weight before my wedding I thought low 140's was where I belonged. Then I had two babies and I thought for 2 year... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:00:22 EST 2 weeks to Vegas!! WOO HOO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2419551 So this is it. Two weeks to Vegas. I am over any sickies and ready to roll. I over did it on the weekend and recognize this. So to reset my system and get rid of any cravings I am starting fresh with South Beach Phase 1. Now Phase 1 is only for two weeks. I am going to do it till Friday and reasses my situation then. See how I am feeling, my energy levels and my results. I am day 3 now. <BR> <BR> Another amazing fact. I am on Day 88 of 90 days of P90X. Now that just blows my mind.... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:07:16 EST 3 Weeks To Vegas - 7 pounds to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2401013 So after consistently staying on track for my Vegas goal. I hit a wall with a strep throat infection. I still lost a pound but I am now behind in my goal. We leave 3 weeks from today. My goal is 135 and I am 142. How am I going to tackle this weight loss goal? <BR> <BR> Food intake <BR> Typical day: Oatmeal, salad with chicken for lunch, fruit and yogurt for snacks, and HEALTHY SUPPER!!! <BR> Back to tracking my foods consistently. <BR> I don't think I have tracked in about 3 weeks. ... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:18:51 EST Phse 2 P90X Results - Updated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2353287 I had an error in my weight so I updated my pics to correct it. <BR> <BR> Here are my Side By Side pics for End of Phase 2 of P90X <BR> <BR> I don't see any difference for the Front or Side on. But I do see a difference in the back. I can see some muscle definition starting to come in. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/6/b568702384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/7/b778774463.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:08:43 EST 6 Weeks and 12 Pounds to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2344843 So 6 weeks from today I will be on the plane to Vegas. A 4 hour time change and crazy travel time, about 5 hours of flying. I have been stocking up on tanks, shorts and skirts as my summer clothers are getting big. <BR> <BR> I also ordered myself two bikinis. I am going to be bikini ready in 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> I need to lose 2 pounds a week to reach my goal of 135. <BR> <BR> My plan: <BR> <BR> Complete Phase 3 of P90X (5 weeks) <BR> Add extra Week of P90X to make up to 6 weeks and no... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:34:53 EST That ol' Ultimate Long Term Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2333947 So last month I blogged about my "Ultimate Long Term Goal". It HAD to be my wedding weight - 144lbs. I remembered feeling so good at 144lbs so I thought this was the key to happiness. Well today I am 146.7, so only 3lbs away from that goal. I know very well that 144 isn't going to give me the body I really want. Its not like I am just going to stop everything in a few weeks when I hit 144. I am still losing, haven't hit a plateau yet and still have fat around my abs, ass, hips and thigh... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 09:52:14 EST 90 Day Summer Challenge - Weigh in pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2274742 For your 90 Day Summer challenge team we have to post pics of the scale on July 31. <BR> <BR> Today I weighed in at 150.5. Which is great. I had to modify my goal throughout the month b/c I kept surpassing my original goals. My latest goal was to see 150 on the scale, which I did. <BR> <BR> I officially am the lowest in the past 4 years!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/9/b593543690.jpg"> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 07:58:14 EST Phase 1 - P90X Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2266373 Here are my End of Phase 1/into Phase 2 P90X Results: <BR> <BR> AFTER (151.1 Pounds): <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/0/b104427606.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/7/b270046486.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/5/b157842065.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> BEFORE (159 Pounds): <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/7/b578762336.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/7/b6767651... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:25:51 EST Week 5 - P90X and 90 Day Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2262916 I am a few days late posting this but here I go... <BR> <BR> Review of last Weeks Goals: <BR> This is recovery week in P90X I am not completing yoga and in recovery week it comes up two times. I will do the first 45 min of the yoga one night and the 2nd half on the other. I hate the yoga. - I only managed yoga one time. <BR> <BR> I will stay within calorie range - I think I did pretty good here. I didn't track during the weekend. <BR> <BR> Allow myself a cheatnight/treat/meal. - I didn't... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:44:34 EST Apparantely I am starving myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2255484 at least that is what one obviously jealous friend thinks. I popped by a friends house last night right at supper time. They were just finishing up and offered the kids and I some. I said sure and she said there wasn't enough pasta and wanted to cook more. I looked and saw there was more than enough for me. <BR> <BR> There was a 1 cup serving left just for me. The kids were having sloppy joes. <BR> <BR> Then she said I must be starving myself. Said it 4 times! Even after I listed o... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:01:37 EST A revelation today, I am not just doing this to look hot in a bikini. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2252526 You know I read a quote today in an old SHAPE magazine in the letter to editor. Yes it is by the great Bon Jovi but you know what, I read it just the right time in my life that it really hit home. "It's your life, It's now or never. You ain't gonna live forever". <BR> <BR> Why was this the right time? <BR> <BR> Well a family friend, my SIL's aunt, passed away this week of Breast Cancer. She had her memorial service yesterday. My little 6 year old nephew doesn't know what to think. ... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 08:48:22 EST Week 4 - 90 Day Challenge and P90X http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2236192 Review of last Weeks Goals: <BR> <BR> Stay within Calorie Range - I wouldn't say I met this, but overall all for the week I did. Some low days, some high days <BR> <BR> Eat lots of protein - Met. Added Chocolate Milk as a low cost protein recovery drink <BR> <BR> Allow myself one Cheat Night/Meal/Treat during the week - I don't think I really had much of a cheat night here. But I did allow myself a big ol BBQ sausage and stayed in calorie range. Also agreed at a friends house to 1/2 cu... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:04:29 EST Other Results, Not Just the Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2217563 So far with my five pound weightloss I notice a difference in my belly fat. But the biggest difference I notice is in my confidence. I feel sexier when I walk. I stand up taller. I feel so much more in tune with my body. And this is all with only a 5 pound loss. Imagine what would happen when I reach my goal!! Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:45:33 EST Goals for Week 3 - 90 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2214945 My goals for Week 3 of the 90 Day Summer Slim Down Challenge. Week 3 starts tomorrow: <BR> <BR> Stay within Calorie Range <BR> Eat lots of protein <BR> Allow myself one Cheat Night/Meal/Treat during the week <BR> Complete Week 3 of P90X minus yoga <BR> Work in at least 2 lunchtime power walks for bonus cardio <BR> <BR> Hoping for a 1.5 - 2 pound weight loss Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:52:15 EST Eating healthy foods and still feeling guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2211995 Why is it that when I feel satisfied and full, I feel guilty. I think to myself, I must have went overboard. I am on a "diet" (I know, I hate that word too), so I have to be hungry all the time. I fill my day with healthy foods, lots of salads and fiber. I felt full and satisfied last night after a nice healthy supper. I had to review my calorie counts 3 times and double check it all. I figured I had to have made a mistake if I made it through the day without being hungry. But Nope, I d... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 09:22:02 EST Week 2 - Testing My Limits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2205837 Well Week 2 has proven to be a test of my will power. For the past 6 days, we went through a landscaping fiasco. Everynight had us on the phone, people coming to visit to look at the disaster, cleaning the house from the massive dirt and mud being tracked through. This all meant late meals or the temptation of take out. <BR> <BR> Well I didn't give in till last night. I was tempted with Chinese Take Out, instead I made my own stirfry in less time that my husband could go pick up his Chin... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:14:09 EST Defined my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2191995 I have been on this cycle of 15 down, up 10, down 5 and so on. I think one of my problems is my goal isn't defined or it isn't hard/good enough. For a long time I was happy if I just got to a weight that I could maintain but I don't think that is good enough. A weight I can maintain is still too heavy for me, which makes it too easy to keep putting the weight back on. I was too comfortable being big. <BR> <BR> So my new goal is to be 144 by October 1. That is going to be a 15 pound loss... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:54:20 EST Wow, Before Pics Really Suck!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2190551 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/7/b774297082.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/5/b252721206.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/1/b915305743.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Really, I am just speachless. I had absolutely no idea it was this bad. <em>24</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 20:31:50 EST My Ultimate Long Term Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2188754 What I want is to be under 150 pounds. Not just hitting that 149 on the scale, what I want is to step on the scale at home, my parents, the gym in the AM or end of the day and it to never go over 150 pounds again. <BR> <BR> I had this goal many years ago and made it. It took me quite a while because I think my body plateaued in the 150's but when I got there man it felt good. I will get there again!! <em>9</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:16:31 EST 3 months after vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2173797 Here I am, 3 months after my Florida vacation. Where I felt awesome. While on vacation I knew I didn't have much more to go, I was so proud of myself when I even tried on a bikini and thought about buying it. They didn't have my size but if they did, I would have went for it. Three months later, after sitting on my ass and filing my voids with food, I would not even attempt that bikini. I have gained all my weight back. <BR> <BR> 3 months ago I was in the middle of P90X and I was lookin... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:47:16 EST 1 week in - P90X http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1777988 I had to give up my gym membership this month and I decided after much hesitation to jump into P90X. I have been doing one day at a time, one meal at a time. I am proud that I made it through the first week. I feel better and healthier all ready!! I stuck to all my calorie goals and didn't cheat this week. I have also scheduled a cheat meal for tonight and did some extra exercise to make up for it. Headed out and played in the snow for 1.5. Now that is hard work! <em>198</em> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 12:00:38 EST I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1151635 After a 2 week vacation then putting my back out I am back to trying to loose some more weight. I am up only about a pound so that is great but I can tell my muscle I gained is dissapearing and I am gaining back some fat. My clothes don't fit as good as they did 6 weeks ago. Oh, maybe it was 7 weeks ago...man time flies while your having fun eating away the pain with chocolate. <BR> <BR> I am definetly an all or nothing kinda gal. Since I couldn't exercise, I ate my face off. Really jus... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:29:35 EST Heading on Vacation... .5 pnd Short of Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1033418 So I am heading to Florida today. 6 weeks ago I set a goal of 159 - 6 pound loss - 1 pnd/wk. After meeting that goal I did anything goal of 152. Today is my goal date and I weighed in at 152.5. And I haven't exercised since Wed. YAY!!!!!! I am so very proud. Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:04:54 EST Never Weigh in After a Night Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1016902 So last night I went to my husbands staff party. The food selection was 1 of 4 terrible for you items. Mozza sticks, chicken fingers, chicken skewers, spring rolls. <BR> <BR> I knew that I was going there so I just tried to be good during the day. I know I couldn't resist so there was no point setting myself up for failure if I even tried. So I ate and drank what I wanted. <BR> <BR> I started over again this AM and I don't feel guilty at all. <BR> <BR> But all that salty food has wie... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 10:11:39 EST Bikini??? and New Outfit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1013843 Okay I have this definite baby belly and don't look the way I used to in a bikini. (See Picture) But, I am thinking about braving one. One where the bottoms come up high to hold in some belly. I don't know, I think if I saw a woman on the beach with her two kids in a bikini I would admire her for being so confident. <BR> We will see, maybe I will try some on next week when I get to Florida. <BR> <BR> I also went shopping and got myself a new outfit. Although the sizes weren't what I wa... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 19:24:44 EST Droopy Drawers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=998718 My pants I bought in Dec are starting to droop. YIPPEE!! I put them on in the AM and by lunch they are just a sagging mess. This is so great. Sun, 10 Feb 2008 07:20:29 EST New Scale and my Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=986700 I bought myself a nice new scale yesterday. I am so excited. It tracks BF% too. I love it. My old was just causing me grief. I couldn't tell half the time if I lost weight or not. <BR> So I did a new weigh in today after my week long bout with the flu and I am 157.5. So down 1 lb. <BR> <BR> That is pretty good, since I was not exercising at all. <BR> <BR> BUT my goal date is just under three weeks away and I have to lose 5.5 pounds. UGG! It just may not happen. Freakin Flu. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 07:16:43 EST Back from my workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=984335 So after I did 20 min walking on the treadmill, I was thinking, man I am not working very hard today. So I stopped what I was doing, hopped on the new Elliptical machines and kicked a$$ for another 20. Aaah, much better. <BR> <BR> I am also going to go buy a new scale ASAP. My scale is driving me crazy. <BR> <BR> Now if I could just figure out how to get as much weight off as possible in the next 3 weeks... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:22:45 EST Aaah, now this is better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=983657 After a week long bout with the flu, I am happy to say I am back on track. I did well pretty good with my food during the week but no exercise. I did do a weigh in on my usual Thurs and it looked like I lost weight but I am not sure b/c I was running a fever with night sweats, etc. So I may have been dehydrated too. <BR> <BR> Doesn't matter, we leave for Florida 3 weeks from today. So I am hoping to reach my goal by then. It looks like I have about 2 pds a week to lose. <BR> <BR> Bac... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 06:43:51 EST Sick Sick Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=970341 Okay all i want to do is go exercise and I can't :( I am sick with the flu. And the baby and I have eye infections so we have to stay away from the babysitting at the gym. <BR> <BR> This sucks!! <BR> <BR> I have to make sure I get better ASAP and so far it looks like I am going to have a weight gain this week even though I didn't eat nearly enough calories that would justify it. Two days I cheated but not a 2-3 pound gain. <BR> <BR> I am just making sure to stay within calorie range d... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:24:24 EST After 2 Weeks In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=960393 I started my new journey 2 weeks ago. I just found this website yesterday and I took a break from my new life yesterday too. I wanted to start fresh again after a hiatus for 1 night. <BR> Well yesterday I didn't get my water intake, I ate way way way too much salt, too much Chinese food, cheesies AND 2 - 12 ounces of Pepsi. <BR> <BR> Well let me tell you I felt gross, I was overly full. Heavy in the stomach. Still full at 5am. I also never slept hardly all night, I think due to the Peps... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 08:11:00 EST