CJSNLOVE3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CJSNLOVE3 CJSNLOVE3'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/ AdvoCare 24 day challenge results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572427 I finished my 24 day AdvoCare challenge. My goal was 10 lbs & 10 inches. I lost 13 lbs & 12.75 inches. I will continue to stick to the basics of this diet to continue losing weight & inches & feel better. Along w/ my hot yoga & treadmill exercises. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:07:13 EST Big Climb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4804802 One of my goals on the way to my final goal weight was to lose weight & do the Big Climb. The Big Climb is a fund raiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's 69 flights of stairs (1,311 steps) up the Columbia Tower - tallest building in Seattle. <BR> <BR> I am proud to say that I have lost 52 lbs so far and I DID IT today. My goal was 30 minutes and I did it in 34 minutes. <BR> <BR> One of my absolute biggest reason for loosing weight is to set an example of healthy living for my kid... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 23:42:13 EST Two steps forward.... one step back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4685853 Every time I think... I can do this, I am doing this... whoo hoo! Something .... okay me.... goes back to square 1. Emotional eating and excuses to not exercise. Why is it that I can sooooo know what to do (or what not to) but yet I don't do it (or not do it) So last week I "couldn't" exercise cause I was sick... but what flippin reason did I have for eating way to much???? I know better.... why can't I be stronger and just do it? <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:35:53 EST Dairy and acne http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670039 I have in the last year cut way back on soda. In fact I have not had any at all in 10 days. I drink 8-12 cups of water a day. I wash my face everyday. I don't wear make-up except on very rare occasions - and when I do I wash my face as soon as I can. I wipe my phone everyday with a Clorox wipe and I try very hard to not touch my face. and yet I still have a hard time with acne and I am 35 years old. <BR> <BR> I did a detox diet once but only lasted 3 weeks. I think it was because too many c... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:16:53 EST Low iron http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514194 I went to donate blood today which is something I do on a regular basis, but today I was unable to - My iron was too low. It has to be 12.5 and mine was 12.4. I have been taking a mulit-vitamin and I was going to get some new vitamins today... it was on my errand list... So I had to get an extra iron pill. Donating blood is very important to me... in honor of my neighbor who lost her battle to cancer... I have an appt in 2 weeks to go back to the blood bank and I want to make sure I don't get... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 20:42:38 EST Almost there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4511022 I am almost ready to move from stage 3 to stage 4. What's holding me back from moving on is the fact I let my healthy lifestyle slip during the summer. I have been living a healthy life style steadily for the last 3 weeks. I laid in bed when my alarm went off at 5:45 am the other morning and debated whether to get up & work out or sleep for another hour. I told myself that I need to make it a lifestyle and just as I need to get up for work... I need to get up to exercise. I don't have a choic... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:03:31 EST How can I let myself go back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4471889 ! <em>230</em> <em>230</em> <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> I did not do good at all this summer with my weight loss journey. In fact I gain a lot back. I got on the scale today and it was 199.5. I am almost back to the 200 lb mark that I worked so hard at to get below and did by 15 lbs. I was so busy this summer and ate too much fast food and too much ice cream & got hooked on soda again. Argh!!! Did not work out hardly at all. I have been spending all my free time with my new boyfriend which ... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 15:45:17 EST I did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4276523 My 1st milestone goal was to get to 187 lbs by my b-day! It was a close call, but I did it. I put in the extra elbow grease this week and worked really hard and when I weighed in today ( on my birthday) I was 185 lbs!!! I have lost 47 lbs!!!! I am 1/2 way to my final goal. <BR> <BR> I am having a big party today. I got some new super cute clothes and last night I pampered myself. I took a detox bath in epsom salt. Exfoliated my body all over with dead sea salt. Shave all of the important a... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:42:43 EST So close, yet so far away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4256878 One of my 1st goals was to get to a certain weight for my b-day. I have a week and a 1/2. I could totally do it, if I stayed on a good track. But it's like I am being tested or something. My huge appetite is back and I don't have the desire to get up early and exercise when the alarm goes off and I talk my self out of it. Is it ever going to get easier or is it going to be a hard battle my whole life??? Thu, 26 May 2011 01:19:44 EST Must Write It Down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4232125 I slacked off this week and didn't write anything down that I ate, which it turn I didn't make healthy decisions and I didn't exercise as much which all resulted in a 3.5 weight gain this week. So today I am getting back on the healthy lifestyle horse and getting my head back in the so called game. My 35th birthday is in 3 weeks from today and I am having a huge party and I want to look my absolute best that day. Motivation, motivation, motivation. I CAN DO IT. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 14 May 2011 12:09:57 EST New Hiking spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4185377 I joined this hiking group with my church and today we are going to this area right in my home town. I have lived here my whole life and never knew it was there. I am so excited to go check this out. I love to hike, but sometimes I just don't have enough time to drive all the way to the mountains. <BR> <BR> <em>256</em> <em>295</em> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:38:31 EST Living a Meaningful Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4182061 I needed to reflect about the quote that was emailed to me today "Living a Meaningful Life" I am constantly trying to life my life so that I will be remembered when I am old or all gone. That is why I coach sports, teach Sunday school, team leader for AWANA, do charity walks and just be a good person in general. I want to be remembered for all of the good I did in my life time. Even if I don't know it. I have helped raised and nurture many young children. I know most one remember me, but I h... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:04:43 EST Bike is ready to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4178237 I dropped off my bike the other day to get a very much needed tune up and it will be ready tomorrow. Then after work, my kids and me are going on our 1st ever family bike ride!!! Yay!!! <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:17:18 EST This makes it all worth it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4163502 Notice how my the title for my page is motivated mamma? Well my kids made it all come to life today! So I have been telling them that I am not on a diet. I am living a new healthy life style and this is how I am going to live the rest of my life. This morning I loaded their bikes onto the bike rack and invited some friends to meet us at the local park where there is a circular trail so the moms can walk and the kids can ride bikes or play on the playground. <BR> <BR> Ok... here it is ( chok... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:38:33 EST I have a cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4159471 I have a cold today. I looked through the message boards and they all said to still exercise but I just can't get the motivation to do it. I know I said I would exercise at least 10 minutes a day, but I can't even seem to muster up the energy for 10 minutes. I did get in a good work out yesterday and I will be doing a Zumba class tomorrow. I day skipped day won't kill me? Right? Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:11:33 EST Starting weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4154846 So I weighted myself this morning and I am down to 200 lbs!!! Woo hoo, yeah me! My friend asked me how much I have lost. Well it depends. 11 since I started sparkpeople a few weeks ago but 32 lbs since I started on my own. She suggested I put my starting weight loss at the 232 and not the 211. So I did! I should celebrate all of the weight I lost. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:53:28 EST Being Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4151937 Being happy is a soother, a choice, a decision we make. It's not easy at first but it can become a very good habit worth developing. <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 13:59:21 EST ARGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4143011 Well.... today was a good reminder to me why I need to get my exercising done in the morning and out of the way. I decided this morning to not get up early to exercise. I told myself that I would go for a walk today. I didn't get to go for a walk during work because it was raining too much and I couldn't come back to work soaking wet. So I said I would do some Wii fit tonight. But my ex-mother in law came over for dinner and left at 8pm. With my insomnia issues I can't workout now. It is just... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 23:35:22 EST Fit, Firm & Fired up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4128801 I tried out my new The Spark Fit, Firm & Fired up DVD this morning. I did the "All about arms" the " Crunchless core challenge" " and the "Strengthen and lengthen". I really like it! The only problem is that I went to track it in my fitness tracker and the way the traker is set up for strenghtening exercises you have to put now each move and the reps. I didn't keep track of each move and the reps, and I don't have time to enter it all in. I wish sparkpeople already had it layed out and you c... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:25:32 EST I'm so motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4115265 I got some extra $ so I went and bought a pedometer, exercise ball, 3 lb weights and a new yoga mat! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>322</em> <em>34</em> <em>414</em> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:05:00 EST No pain, No gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4113982 My knee is hurting a bit today, but I didn't give up on exercise. Instead of walking 1 mile with a hill, I walked 1.4 miles on a flat stretch. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 22:39:35 EST Walking not sitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4106259 Normally when my kids are playing in the cult-de-sac I sit in they yard and read a book or something. Today I walked in circles around the cult-de-sac. I got my exercise while watching my kids and my kids got some fresh air and exercise instead of playing computer games indoors. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 01:05:38 EST More reason http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4099041 I went to the doctor today. I know have more of a reason to lose weight then just to look skinny. My blood pressure was 150/98!!! Besides that not being good at all I have personal reason for wanting that lowered. I decided to donate blood on a regular basis to honor my neighbor who died from Cancer. Just before she died she had a blood drive. I can't donate blood if my BP is too high and it means the world to me to help that cause. It is sad that some thing not good has to happen in order ... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:39:03 EST