CHERYPIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CHERYPIE CHERYPIE'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/ Rant! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422802 So frustrated today. Stepped on the scale and somehow I gained back the weight I lost this month (5 lbs). I have no idea why as I've been keeping track of my nutrition, measuring out my food, etc. Granted I haven't been as active as I should be, I haven't done a work out in awhile, but to gain it all back I am sooooo mad. <BR> <BR> My brain is saying why bother trying so hard when I can eat whatever and still weigh the same? But it's also saying hey maybe you had too much sodium...Maybe you... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:11:06 EST Setbacks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410908 OK, so I don't know about the rest of you Mom's but losing weight post pregnancy has been pretty hard for me. I've heard all these stories about women breastfeeding and their baby weight just melllllting off but for me that certainly wasn't the case. It's been 6 months since my baby was born and I still have roughly 20 lbs to lose. I feel really dissapointed in myself because I hear of other Mom's who have lost almost all if not all of their baby weight while I'm still stuck. Not trying to ma... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 19:58:32 EST Where Did I Go?! UPDATE! [02.15.13] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252215 It's been a loooong time since I've sparked. I honestly can't remember the last time I was on here but it hasn't been far from my thoughts. However, I can't really say I'm looking forward to it this time. Last time I was here I was at the halfway mark of meeting my goal weight (-25 lbs!) but then surprise, life throws you a curveball and I found myself pregnant! TOTAL surprise and joy. I've wanted to be a mother more than anything and on Mother's Day 2012 I found out I was going to be just th... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:33:34 EST Weekend Woes [9.3.11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464076 I don't know about you all, but weekends are TERRIBLE for me. I can put on anywhere from 1-3lbs. This week especially has felt like one long relaxing weekend because I haven't worked since the 26th! <BR> <BR> When I stepped on the scale this morning I was +4lbs!!! ACK!!! Well if that wasn't a good smack of reality I don't know what is!!! <BR> <BR> In the past I would let that number defeat me, give up and give in. Well the me today knows all I can do is pick myself back up and start again.... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 11:45:42 EST New Beginnings [08.23.11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4443740 Well...It has been awhile since I've blogged - May 22nd to be exact! There have been many ups and downs but mostly ups! I am happy to report that I am down 14 lbs since January 2011. I know that isn't much but I am pleased to have made some progress at least. <BR> <BR> What have I been doing? For the most part trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies, ELIMINATING cheat days because after all this is a lifestyle baby and just really taking a laid back approach to fitness and nutrition. ... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:20:49 EST The Couch Coma [05.22.11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4249745 I am listening to the rain pouring outside. The windows are open and I can feel a warm breeze throughout the house. It smells and sounds so perfect. I actually turned off one of my favorite shows [Love it or List it] just so I could listen. Who needs a TV and Junk Food when you've got this?! <BR> <BR> Anyways, over this past week I have come to the realization that healthy habits are somewhat like pulling off a bandaid. It hurts at first but once you are done you are sure glad to have it of... Sun, 22 May 2011 22:23:59 EST I'm Back!!! [05.09.11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4220262 YES I am here and NO I did not give up!!! Better later than never. I have been away since March (yuccck) because of work timelines that had me working 14+ hour days. Now that it is all over I can focus on myself. <BR> <BR> I gained back quite a bit of the weight I lost (which is very disapointing) but beating myself up over it will get me nowhere. <BR> <BR> I'm not feeling the greatest today either (sinus cold) but I WILL track my food today (and for the next week) to get used to what eatin... Mon, 9 May 2011 11:26:39 EST Let Myself Down - Part Two [3.13.11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4088583 I feel like I have am having the longest Fat Day EVER. Since about the middle of February I've felt bloated and just generally gross. My workouts have been very minimal (80 minutes last week) and I pretty much eat whatever I want, whenever. <BR> <BR> I like lists. They give me a sense of direction. So here are my 3 goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Today I have made the decision to purchase a scale. I need to be accountable for my decisions and this will be a constant reminder of where I am and where I ... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:24:21 EST I've Let Myself Down (3.8.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4077492 When 2011 started I had such motivation and drive. I felt like I could do anything. Now that momentum has faded and I feel like I'm back at square one. About a month ago I was almost at the 10 lb mark and I am certain I am up 5 of that again. <BR> <BR> I haven't gone to the gym since last Tuesday. I've been eating whatever I like whenever I like whenever I like. I've stopped blogging. Stress has been high and I feel like I've lost my purpose. <BR> <BR> Today as I was eating I was faced with... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 22:14:50 EST Cardio Binge (2.24.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4045728 Hooray -- No barking from the new dog this morning! Butttt then it was the other one lol but I got to sleep till about 730. Breakfast this morning was non traditional, I had a bun with cajun chicken and cucumber, blackberries and asparagus basil soup (well it was almost 10 anyhow lol). I wait sooooo long to eat because I just get caught up in my work. <BR> <BR> Lunch was super carby...I had catelli smart pasta with a meat sauce. I did well with the portions on that but it was with the garli... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:44:44 EST Going From Bad to Good (2.23.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4043157 Up again at 7AM today, well more like 6:30. I could set my alarm to my dog and her barking/crying. She is already doing so well with training so I am sure she will stop this soon (hopefully!!!). Here's a picture of my babies <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l330263086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Work just flewwwww by it was super busy, as per usual. I didn't get any admin time today so tomorrow I will be stuck in my office. I am going to start pulling more hours soon becaus... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:01 EST Rush, Rush, Rush (2.23.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4040323 I was away from work for 4 days so that of course means emails, emails, emails. Between that and all the catch up I had to do the morning zoomed by and before I knew it, it was noon and I still hadn't eaten breakfast. I had to get 2 friends to remind me before I remembered. Breakfast was Strawberry Oatmeal with 1/2 cup Blueberries and a Sugar Free Vanilla Cappucino. <BR> <BR> About 2 hours later I was hungry again. I am happy to say that I sat down for 15 minutes to eat. I made a sandwich (2... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 02:11:58 EST Needing Motivation (2.21.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4035561 You would think that looking in the mirror or seeing pictures would be motivation enough but I have been in a slump this past week. I guess the momentum of a New Year is fading for lots of people so pushing through this will show true perseverance. <BR> <BR> It was a crazy stressful week, long, and hubby was home. I ate when I could (lots of late nights at work) and tried to squeeze in some exercise (80 minutes) pretty dismal from my previous weeks but I am making a promise to myself to pick... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:12:30 EST Week Wrap Up (2.12.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4011910 AHH, I haven't blogged over a week! This week has been crazy stressful. I have timelines on top of timelines on top of timelines. <BR> <BR> Monday and Tuesday night I had NO sleep. No sleep has to be one of the worse things ever. I was nauseated ALL day. Couldn't eat...Just some major anxiety. See why I need a new job? Mine is making me physically sick! Not to mention I have been bawling my eyes out. Having the hubby away doesn't help either...and the fact that he may lose his job as well. ... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 12:49:17 EST Breakthrough (2.4.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3991233 Soooo happy it's Friday! I had a really good week (in terms of nutrition and fitness that is, lol). I was bang on with my goals and did really well with my fitness. There were many days that I did not want to move my @$$ but I did it anyways and I am in a good place right now. I think this weekend I will be having my "last cheat day". I really want to embrace this lifestyle and I believe that means getting rid of days like that entirely. Really, what is the point of putting things in my body ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 21:41:47 EST Nutrition Tracker Day 2 (2.3.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3988504 Today was quite disapointing. I found out that I did not get the job I applied for. I am super bummed out but trying to find the positives where I am at right now. As a recent graduate man is it ever hard to find a job these days. I guess I should consider myself lucky for holding a supervisory position at all (?) <BR> <BR> I tried the nutrition tracker again today, I kept getting urges to go on and "check"and peeking frivously at the labels even though I tried hard not to care. I tried to g... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 21:39:47 EST Nutrition Tracker Rules (2.2.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3985290 After much thought and consideration, I am trying out the Nutrition Tracker again. Why did I stop before? Counting calories made me obsessive and would lead me to binge eat. Or I would actually be full, keep eating, and make unhealthy choices, based on the amount of calories I could eat. I would literally eat up EVERY LAST CALORIE. This is the reason I took to blogging my food rather than "tracking" it... <BR> <BR> I do see that it can be a very helpful tool, if used properly (and I mean use... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 21:09:59 EST Back in the Swing of Things (02.01.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3982592 Happy first day of February!!! <BR> <BR> I am somewhat feeling back on track. I did manage to get to the gym today despite a headache and cramps (My monthly came to visit, which would explain some of the bloating/tummyaches I have been experiencing as of late). <BR> <BR> Breakfast today was a Thai Kitchen Noodle Soup with an Egg & 2 Fish Balls. When I got to work I had a small Cinnamon Bun (the Pillsbury, make it yourself kind). <BR> <BR> Lunch was tiny (still not feeling so hot) I had a T... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 23:59:27 EST Food Hangover (01.31.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3982558 UGH so bloated. Whyyy do I do this to myself. I pretty much FLUSHED a week's worth of hard work right down the toilet. I NEED to make a plan for when hubby comes home! I try, but then I get so caught up in the "fun" of it all and I lose all inhibitions and sense of direction. I had about FOUR days of over-the-top indulgent non-stop eating. It feels so gross. Healthy feels so much better!!! So yes, plan will be made this week so I have something to follow when hubby comes back again. <BR> <B... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 23:48:14 EST Two Day Update (01.29.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3971783 Yesterday was by far the worst day this year. To start off the day I slipped off the deck, landed on my tailbone & hit my head on the stairs. I tried calling my husband but he was sleeping and had his phone off. <BR> <BR> The day only seemed to get worse. I had a meeting with my managers who were very rude and disrespectful. So by 10AM I was in tears. Around noon I left to go home because I was in pain and upset with how with how the day was going. <BR> <BR> Because I was in a bad mood ... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 13:46:24 EST Bundle of Nerves (1.26.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3965293 It was a slippery mess in my city this morning! My normally 15 min drive took me 40! There was accidents everywhere. I'm lucky I didn't get into one -- came close though I went through an intersection & almost hit a snow bank! <BR> <BR> Breakfast was McDonald's (Yes that's three times this week, lol). I'm low on cash at the moment so I've been using those breakfast coupons ($2.99 breakfast). I again was denied the apple instead of hash brown substitution so like yesterday, I will be monitori... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:28:00 EST Battle of the Bulge (1.26.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3963286 Ugh I had such little sleep last night. I had a huge headache & my arthritis was bad (I forgot to stretch post workout) and then this morning I was in the bathroom for half an hour. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was a Body Wise Bagel (Multigrain) 2 tbsp Blue Menu Cream Cheese (Herb n Garlic) 1/2 cup Blueberries and a Sugar Free Mochacinno. <BR> <BR> Pre-Workout Snack - Handful of roasted natural Almonds & a Bio Best Yogurt <BR> <BR> Lunch - 2 corn thins topped with a can of lemon dill tuna and 1 c... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:26:50 EST Reasons for Celebration (1.24.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958207 Reasons to Celebrate... <BR> <BR> I am at 105 fitness minutes and it's only Monday. YESSSSS. I am around 600 minutes for the month of January. My highest YET since joining Spark in 2009. <BR> <BR> I am getting close to being in the mindset where I do not need cheat days anymore. I don't know how to describe it but It's like a shift has happened in my life... I WANT to work out, I WANT to eat well. I love the way my body feels when I do both these things. My ultimate goal is to truly change... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:11:58 EST Good to Be Home (1.23.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3954656 Spent the weekend at my mom's because she is going to Asia for 3 months. I really missed home while I was away! I love sleeping in my own bed so needless to say I didn't get very much sleep this weekend. <BR> <BR> I had my cheat day yesterday and I ate waaaaaay too much I had a huge stomache this morning (hence the food hangover) but the gym definitely helped. Like I have mentioned in my previous blogs my goal is to do away with them for good... One day I swear I will get there. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 23:57:08 EST Hitting the Mark (1.21.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3948874 I went to bed by 9 PM last night and woke up at 7. It felt soooo good I cannot believe the difference it made. <BR> <BR> I hit the gym HARD this morning as it was my last workout for the week (my week starts over on Sunday) I watched an episode of X-Weighted so it really inspired me to push hard. I felt so good doing it and coming off it felt amazing. I worked out for 45 minutes and burned 415 calories. YESSSSS. Oh! I also lost another pound. That makes SIX for the month of January. LET'S KE... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:53:34 EST Is it Friday Yet? (1.20.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3945184 ARGH THIS IS MY SECOND POST MY OTHER ONE GOT DELETED!!! This happens to me everytime I try to post a blog, anyone have the same issues???? <BR> <BR> OK I guess I will go again.... <BR> <BR> I didn't have my morning coffee today and I definetly felt the difference. I also didn't get to bed before midnight (which has been the same every single day this week!!!) I felt like I got ran over by a truck. My eyes have been heavy all day. <BR> <BR> For breakfast I had a thai kitchen rice noodle sou... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:05:48 EST The Bigger Picture (1.19.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3942795 Thank goodness for good friends that keep you accountable. I was supposed to have a "cheat day" today because I was going to Red Lobster for my dad's birthday but I ended up having a pretty good day in terms of nutrition. <BR> <BR> Breakfast - Organic Muesli, 1/4 cup 2% milk, sugar free vanilla latte <BR> Lunch - 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 cup mixed veggies, 1/2 cup ginger beef, 2 mini spring rolls <BR> Snack - Whole wheat tortilla with 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese & 3/4 cup low fat peach yogurt ... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:26:00 EST Pressed for Time (1.18.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3939473 OK I am giving myself till the end of a song I am listening to to finish this blog (4 min 9 sec, Drake - Little Bit ft. Lykke Li) <BR> <BR> This whole week is going to be like this. I am booked from the beginning of the day till the end. So here goes what I ate and what I did for activity. <BR> <BR> Woke up starving and had a thai kitchen rice noodle soup with 3 fishballs. An hour later I was starving again. I had a slice of body wise toast with 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter. I washed it dow... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 01:00:46 EST Getting the Ball Rolling (1.17.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3935702 UGH work is so stressful this days...Gotta love Accreditation! <BR> <BR> Breakfast was pretty late...I had a Sugar Free Caramel Latte to start of my day and then ate breakfast at about 10:30. It wasn't a traditional breakfast at all. I had a Cup of Soup (Chicken Noodle) with a serving of Whole Wheat Goldfish. <BR> <BR> Lunch was two peices of chicken (KFC) 1/4 cup macaroni salad & 1 cup of baby mixed greens with a drizzle of onion vinagrette. <BR> <BR> Today my snacks were: 1 cup air poppe... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:59:50 EST Are We in Hibernation Mode? (Week Recap 1.16.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3930920 Living in Alberta there is SNOW and lots of it. It seems like to me that when the weather is miserable our bodies go into hibernation mode. I know I am not alone in this when I say all I feel like to do is eat & sleep! Obviously it doesn't mean I should/will but it is very tempting! <BR> <BR> Yes I have been MIA for a few days. It wasn't a good week in terms of fitness and nutrition. My one cheat day turned into 3. I am also pretty disappointed with myself that I took a week off from the gym... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:31:56 EST Decisions, Decisions (1.12.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3919939 So I have made a concious decision not to work out till my husband leaves (Friday) because he will be gone for 12 days. I feel pretty darn guilty about it but I have been so torn up about it this week I decided to make a decision about it. <BR> <BR> Friday, Saturday & Sunday I will work out for 60 minutes each so a total of 180 minutes. <BR> <BR> I have such a headache today. I want this week to be over in a way so I don't have to go to work but then that means hubby leaves. I hope this ge... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:55:58 EST Sleepy Bear (1.11.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3915474 I got 11 hours of sleep last night and I still had a hard time waking up. I feel something coming on that's for sure. I've been feeling off since yesterday and I've been feeling pretty guilty about my lack of fitness minutes this week. If I don't end up working out tonight my promise to myself is to workout Wednesday-Sunday to make up for it. <BR> <BR> My struggles this week: <BR> <BR> 1. I am finding it really hard to get the motivation to work out while hubby is home and this frustrates m... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:42:47 EST Slightly Nauseated (1.10.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3911654 I spent almost all day in front of a computer and when I did get out it was into the cold with the strong wind blowing in my ears & face. I feel dizzy now because of the combination of the two I am sure of it. <BR> <BR> I ate my breakfast and lunch pretty late today because I lost track of time. If you've read my blogs before you will know I am a really slow eater. I had Oatmeal, Apple & Coffee for breakfast and I was eating that till almost noon. <BR> <BR> I then had a small lunch of Roas... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:35:53 EST Snow, Snow & More Snow (1.8.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3904698 Ah, I love living in Alberta. It hasn't stopped snowing since yesterday afternoon and I we have about 20-30 cm. The only bonus is shoveling is a pretty good workout. Speaking of workouts I am SO sore. Even going up the stairs hurts. I am definetly taking a day off tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was again pretty non traditional but I needed to eat up the noodles my Mommy so graciously made me! So I finished off the Pad Thai (approx 2 cups). <BR> <BR> For activity today I did a major clean (... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 20:57:49 EST Crash & Burn (1.7.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3902148 I feel like I've been knocked on my a$$. I am so unbelieveably exhausted I'm yawning as I type this. <BR> <BR> Some reasons for celebration: <BR> <BR> 1. I started 2011 off with a BANG. I am close to 200 fitness minutes this week & the week isn't over yet... <BR> 2. I am down 5lbs since my first weigh in after the holidays. <BR> <BR> Breakfast today was Starbucks. I had a Tall skinny vanilla latte and a florentine breakfast sandwich. Mmm Mmm Mmm. (490) <BR> <BR> Lunch was little. I had 1... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 23:15:33 EST Giving it Up! (1.6.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3897523 In a previous blog this week I stated that I would possibly stop estimating my calories because I was starting to get a little obsessed with counting. Well, I do know myself and I am definetly starting to do it again. Instead of focusing on the nutrition of my food I am worried about numbers and I don't want to be in that space again. Anyways, I needed to get that off my chest but I will post more later. <BR> <BR> Today for breakfast I had leftover pad thai from the night before (2 cups) and... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:33:09 EST After the Rain Comes the Sun (1.5.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3895393 I am happy to report that I had a great day today. I hate bad days like yesterday so I am thankful for all my blessings. I had a lot of good news on the work front (unrealistic timelines gone & moving to a new location), I hired a new employee who is really awesome and I have plans with a good friend tomorrow. I am feeling much more optimistic about everything now. I then came home to find that my mom was there to surprise me! She had shoveled the walks AND she prepared supper of me, my favor... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 01:36:31 EST Down in the Dumps (1.4.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3890759 I had a super crappy day today. I am physically, mentally and emotionally drained. Due to being short staffed I ended up working 7-6. Because I had to work so late I ended up missing my call from my husband so I don't get to talk to him today (he works night shift). That and the pressure I am feeling at work has got me feeling really unhappy today. I am going to quickly debrief about what I ate today and then take a hot bubble bath and head to bed. <BR> <BR> Breakfast today was a small pita ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 22:42:47 EST Where is This Energy Coming From? (1.3.11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3886061 Sunday morning my husband left for work again & needless to say I had a hard time sleeping. That and I have been on holidays for 10 days and my body wasn't used to sleeping so early. Finally around 1AM I fell asleep... <BR> <BR> I woke up at 6AM to a pounding headache + stomachache. I dragged my butt outta bed, made sure I packed my gym bag & headed to the Starbucks. <BR> <BR> For breakfast I had a tall skinny vanilla latte & a spinach feta egg wrap. I got it at 7 but I munched on it till 1... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:12:12 EST Food For Thought: Lose the 'Fattitude' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879077 Today, two different people asked me if I had lost weight. Of course I hadn't, I had only been on my program one day. That got me thinking...when we think negatively about ourselves do others take notice? <BR> <BR> I had only been eating right and working out for only one day and it seems I was already carrying myself differently. I had more confidence and I felt more comfortable with myself. To sum it up, I had lost my 'Fattitude'. <BR> <BR> What is Fattitude? I describe it as the attitud... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 00:24:58 EST Starting Off On the Right Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3877036 12:00 PM - I am on #4 on my to do list! Everything is going perfectly so far. New Years was amazing...Quiet but spent it with my family. Definetly started it off with a BANG teeheehee... <BR> <BR> This morning I prepared a healthy breakfast of 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup blackberries and 2 slices of Body Wise Toast. <BR> <BR> Approximate Caloric Value = 250 <BR> <BR> I am now off to start my Biggest Loser Workout for XBOX KINECT then to tackle the rest of my to do list. My goal today is to fuel... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:55:50 EST New Years Day To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3873250 I love making lists so here goes... <BR> <BR> 1. Starting 2011 GOOD by giving hubby some love <BR> 2. Prepare a healthy breakfast <BR> 3. Revamp my Sparkpage <BR> 4. Do my first Biggest Loser Kinect workout <BR> 5. Switch old stuff into new purse <BR> 6. Organize my girlie space <BR> 7. Paint my nails <BR> 8. Take puppy for a walk <BR> 9. Load my new gym bag with new stuff :) <BR> <BR> A new year is a fresh start...It's when everything resets. It's a time of second chances and a chance to... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:14:28 EST MAD at MYSELF (Holiday Post #1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3858612 OK I know I said I wouldn't be back until January,..but I cannot wait that long as I NEED to get what I'm feeling down in writing!!! <BR> <BR> UGH where to start?! OK well hubby came home last Thursday and it's been absolutely wonderful lots of rest, relaxation and rich food. The first couple days were fabulous and I was in heaven... but now? I feel like complete and utter **** <BR> <BR> It ASTOUNDS me as to what junk does to the body. After almost a week of indulgence I am: <BR> <BR> 1. T... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:58:03 EST Happy Holidays! (12.15.10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3846355 It's finally here! Hubby is home tomorrow YIPEE. <BR> <BR> Thank you to all of you who have supported me while he was away you are all such good people <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Breakfast today was an Egg McMuffin from McDonald's. I had originally wanted to pair that with some fruit but I forgot it in the house <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Lunch was full of good stuff. I had one Pita which I stuffed with turkey breast, 2 TSP shredded cheese and lettuce. I also had a cup of Broccoli Florets with... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:59:21 EST Condensing It (12.14.10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3844635 I'm not sure I have time to be blogging three times a day so I will be doing one from now one. I wanted my blog to be the same as SELF's "Eat Like Me" but I have to remember that girl does hers for a living! <BR> <BR> So today's breakfast was a low fat Peach Yogurt with Granola & a Sugar Free Vanilla Cappucino. <BR> <BR> Lunch was leftover Pad Thai from Saturday. <BR> <BR> I then had a snack of 1/2 a pita with turkey, cucumber, lettuce and a TSP of shredded cheddar cheese. <BR> <BR> Sup... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:39:52 EST On the Go (12.13.10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3842648 The weekend came and went! Sunday I didn't blog as I had my weekly fun day. <BR> <BR> I didn't have the chance to blog today as I was away from the office today and had no computer access. I had Breakfast and Lunch combined into one meal today. I went to Cora's with my girlfriend <link>www.chezcora.com </link> I would definetly recommend it to my fellow Sparkers -- plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from. <BR> <BR> This is what I had: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 23:34:21 EST Missed It (Dinner 12.11.10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3838639 I accidently skipped lunch as I was a bit pokey getting out of the door to go to the gym/run errands. <BR> <BR> I did 60 minutes on the elliptical while watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on Food Network. I then went to the grocery store to print pictures and get groceries. <BR> <BR> I bought a little more than I was supposed to but I guess that's what happens when you go shopping hungry. I bought some yogurt with granola, baked chips, eggs, veggies and fruit. It's nice to see my fridg... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:43:41 EST Downtime (Breakfast 12.11.10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3838094 Today I slept in till 10 AM. Wow... I had 11 hours of sleep and it feels amazing. <BR> <BR> I then sat down for an hour and got about 1/2 my Thank You cards done from my wedding & bridal shower. Better late than never I guess? <BR> <BR> For breakfast I made an omelet (red onion, yellow pepper, tomatoes) with a bit of olive oil to cook in and seasoned it with Mrs. Dash Herb & Garlic. I also had a cup of green seedless grapes for dessert. <BR> <BR> Well now that my tummy is full I am going t... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:35:38 EST Slightly Pathetic (Dinner 12.10.10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3837075 OK I ashamed to say that I had ANOTHER frozen entree for dinner. That makes THREE today <em>40</em> the most I have ever consumed in one day! Whoah can we say someone needs to go grocery shopping??? LOL. Don't worry groceries ARE on my "To Do" list for tomorrow morning! <BR> <BR> SO dinner was a Weight Watchers Cheese Pizza ALTHOUGH I did make my dinner slightly less lame by adding some fresh veggies (chopped yellow pepper, tomato, red onion) and paired it with a side of coleslaw. <BR> <B... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:28:22 EST Why So Frozen? (Lunch 12.10.10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3836694 Lunch is super late today (2:30PM) as I was stuck doing mounds of paperwork (my week summed up in one sentence) so now I am finally grabbing a bite to eat. <BR> <BR> I am having yet ANOTHER Weight Watcher's item, Spinach & Cheese Ravioli. I am really not a fan of frozen entrees but when you're in a pinch they sure are a lifesaver. I also had 1 cup of 1% milk and a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie. Yummy. I love how milk fills up your stomach. <BR> <BR> I am tempted once again to just go home ... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:28:32 EST