CFRISBIE's SparkPeople Blog CFRISBIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So glad it's Thursday! Between all of our bad weather days and travel for family, I feel like I have not worked a full week in forever!!! This week has been challenging, but I'm glad it's almost over. <BR> <BR> The weather should be nice all weekend, so I hope to get a little activity in. <BR> <BR> Have a great rest of the week!!! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:36:00 EST Monday, Blahday....'s Monday. It's supposed to get REALLY cold here Wed. I'm hoping for a snow day!!! :) <BR> <BR> Did ok this weekend. Had a week moment with a pizza Saturday, but I was back on track yesterday. I have to say, I was STARVING and away from my husband, so it was just too easy. Luckily I confessed later that evening and he didn't judge. :) Now I know what my weakness is and what needs to be done to avoid it. Hoping for a successful week this week!!!! <BR> <BR> Oh, and we went t... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:28:42 EST Ready for a good weekend!!! I'm so glad it's Friday!!!! The weather should be warmer, so I'm hoping it will give me some energy. It's been a challenging week for me with food, but I've made it through with just a few small boo boos. There's always next week to kick butt!!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:23:22 EST Worn out! Man, I don't know what my deal is today! I haven't really been hungry and I have a headache! Bleh! Just want to go home and sleep. <BR> <BR> Must be just a case of the Tuesday Blues.... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:35:33 EST Made it through my Well, I will say this process hasn't been easy, but it's not impossible. The hardest things so far to give up have been Diet Coke and pizza. Luckily, I haven't really had a huge craving for either (although I have had a few DC that were left in my fridge). I will miss Miller Lite though. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I feel good. I feel more energized and feel good about the fact that my husband is behind me 100% even though our first week he had the flu. :( He's been so great! <BR> <BR> I also ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:03:06 EST Feeling Good! So it's day 3 of this no carb / no Diet Coke thing. Surprisingly enough I feel pretty good!!! I'm not starving. Don't get me wrong, I want carbs, but I almost don't want to start eating them for fear that I might go overboard. I'm not even really going crazy not having Diet Coke. Yay me! My quest to lose 49 lbs. is well on it's way!!! So excited!!! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:54:00 EST Stealing an entry from my food blog I write I spent some time writing this on my food blog that I've started. I thought I would share it with my Spark Family as well. I don't think I would be in this frame of mind if weren't for you all, so thank you. xxx <BR> <BR> My New Year’s Non-Resolution <BR> January 17, 2011 <BR> <BR> Well, it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything. Believe me, there has been some cooking (A-LOT) involved, which is why I’m posting this. <BR> <BR> For the past almost seven years that I’ve been wi... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:34:59 EST I'm coming back! Wow...just seeing when my last blog post was makes me mad at myself. I have severely fallen off the wagon. With the holidays and then a week long vacation, I lost all momentum. It's now a New Year and I'm ready to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I didn't make any resolutions this year because it puts too much pressure on myself. Granted, I am going to try to do the same things I do every year, but approach them a little differently. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great New Year!... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:07:33 EST Happy Gobble Gobble!! What a slooooooow day at work today. At least I'm working from home and getting caught up. Only 2.5 hrs. left in my day and it's off to OK! <BR> <BR> I have been going nonstop with work, school and baby shower stuff lately, so I am VERY thankful to have a few days off to relax and lay low. I hope to get back on track with my exercise this weekend. I'm making my first ever Thanksgiving feast this Saturday, so wish me luck!!! <BR> <BR> I wish you all a blessed holiday!! xxxxx <BR> <... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:39:12 EST Happy Friday! It's Friday, I'm working from home and working a short day! I also had my new favorite lunch as well. <BR> <BR> I'm dealing with crazy people today, but it makes it easier knowing I'll let it all behind in about 2 hours. <BR> <BR> I need a vacation like noone's business and thanking Jebus that next week is a short week and Christmas is soon after that. Come January 3rd I am OFF for an entire week and will hopefully have brand new niece I can hang with!!! <BR> <BR> I wish you all a ha... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:17:11 EST Feeling productive and energized! This is going to be a crazy week! Or actually 2 weeks!!! I got back on track eating breakfast this morning and even took my vitamins! I got some pretty good sleep last night too, which was needed really bad!!! <BR> <BR> I was starting to get down on myself b/c I have not been consistent in eating well, exercising or tracking. Hopefully with some time off I'll gain more momentum. <BR> <BR> Our company has a Maintain don't Gain challenge. I weighed in and I do NOT like that scale...i... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:05:32 EST Ready for Thanksgiving! I am so ready for some relaxation and a break!!! Is it crazy to use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to get back on track? Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:20:38 EST TGIF! I'm so glad it's Friday! Planning on a low key evening tonight and hopefully get some relief from this stupid back pain!!! <BR> <BR> It should be a pretty weekend in Dallas! <BR> <BR> I wish you all a great weekend!! Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:36:47 EST Feeling Poopy. What a week this has been! I have to admit, I have been knocked down hard this week. Work is frustrating and I'm frustrated with myself as well. Trying to figure out something that will pick me back up. <BR> <BR> This time change hasn't helped's so dark outside when I get home from work all it makes me want to sleep. Luckily I'm volunteering at a 5K this weekend, so hopefully it will get me moving and feeling better. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a better week than ... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:04:12 EST Getting back on track! What a great birthday weekend!!! It will take some added effort to get back on track this week, but I'm looking forward to it!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone!! <BR> <BR> Carrie Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:32:10 EST What a weekend! It has been such a good weekend and I have tomorrow off!! I have eaten really bad this weekend, but I know by Tuesday I'll be ready to get back on track! <BR> <BR> I did walk some this weekend, so it wasn't a complete loss! :) <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a great weekend as well and have a great week! <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 19:44:35 EST Woohoo! Well first of all it's Friday! Yay for that! And secondly, I decided to weigh myself, I'm not sure why because I typically do it Sunday morning and I have lost 2 pounds! Talk about a way to start the day. I know it's not much and might even creep back up on me, but I'll say this, for a week that I haven't accomplished my goals it puts a pep in my step!!! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a fantastic day!!! <BR> <BR> Carrie Fri, 5 Nov 2010 09:51:56 EST Trainwreck of a week. Well, this has just been a week. What's weird, is normally I would be feeling sorry for myself, I don't. I feel like I'm taking it all in stride, but I'm ready for this week to end. I haven't done anything productive...Boo for me!!!! <BR> <BR> I really think it's my interaction with Spark that has kept my spirit up. It's amazing how much this site helps!!! <BR> <BR> Have a good day everyone! Thu, 4 Nov 2010 12:29:33 EST Gloomy day... Gloomy days are for sleeping in and snuggling up, not going to work and being productive. Our power is out as well so that's NOT motivational...this week has been bad, but I'm not going to let it get me down! <BR> <BR> At least it's hump day! <em>40</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 10:10:24 EST Need to get back on track!!!! We really need to start walking again in the's amazing how much it throws me off!!! <BR> <BR> Both of our birthdays are this month, so we've decided to get each other a brand new pair of running shoes! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> It's Tuesday everyone! One day closer to the end of the week!!! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:18:05 EST Monday! It's the beginning of a new week. We didn't walk this morning :( and I have class till 9, so boo for me. I will plan to do some stretching and possibly walking the stairs. Yesterday's walk did a number on me and it feels good! :) <BR> <BR> Oh, I also had my lunch packed an ready and forgot I have to spend money on something I don't want to eat. Oh well! I know there is something downstairs that it healthy and good. :) At least I won't have to prepare my lunch for tomorr... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:20:09 EST Another beautiful day! This weekend has been absolutely beautiful! After my lazy streak today, I plan to take a walk and be productive around the house. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself today and I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain any either! I have to say, taking things slow works better for me anyway. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I'm ready to start a new week! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:29:51 EST Happy Saturday! What a gorgeous day in Dallas! James and I are going to walk to the local Halloween shop to pick out costumes. Should be fun! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day fellow Sparkers! Sat, 30 Oct 2010 14:48:33 EST Feeling drained... It's Friday and Frito Pie Day at work, but I brought a salad for lunch! <BR> <BR> I feel drained and my allergies are so annoying...It's gonna take a lot to be active today!!! <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Send some motivation my way! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday My Spark Friends! Fri, 29 Oct 2010 10:51:35 EST Boo! Well, it's almost the weekend AND Halloween at that. I am going to really try my best not to fall into my usual weekend habits. It will be hard b/c typically I am frazzled by Friday and want nothing more than to escape into bad food and cocktails. I have a lot of things to accomplish around the house and would like to be active at least one out of the 2 days. I don't have a lot of will power, so keep your fingers crossed for me and send positive thoughts my way!!! I'm so glad I'm not a c... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:30:24 EST Feelin' Good! So we walked about 2.5 miles last night! Granted, we walked to eat dinner and then home, but it got me up and moving for about an hour. I have found if we have an actual destination, it makes it more interesting. I was beat after wards, but had a great time! Not sure where our adventure will take us tonight, but it should be fun! <em>41</em> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:37:07 EST Small mis-step So James and I typically get up in the AM and walk...we opted to sleep in today and it through my day all off! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Just another reason why exercise is good! Even in baby steps! :) Tue, 26 Oct 2010 10:07:16 EST A New Day Well, I have not even had my Spark Page up for 24 hours and I've already received comments. It makes me feel so good to know there are some many people just like me that need just a little push to get them going. <BR> <BR> I am 1/3 way through the book and I got up and walked this morning. I can already feel myself wanting to increase my goals, but that's how I fail every time. I have to keep each step in perspective and do what I have to do to succeed. I'm so excited about this journe... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:22:57 EST