CRIS76's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CRIS76 CRIS76'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/ Tail Between My Legs ... but not defeated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504333 I'm back. <BR> <BR> I know I've made this post a couple times before but a recent image has me returning to what I know I need to do - a picture that is definitely not very flattering. A picture that reminds me I am EXACTLY where I was when I started my journey the first time. A picture I don't want to share with you all but I will because that is part of the journey. Admitting that you know where you are starting. Admitting you know what you have done to yourself. Admitting that you know wh... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:23:35 EST Crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194195 What exactly constitutes crazy? <BR> <BR> It's almost midnight and I got out of bed and had to write that line down and read it for myself. <BR> <BR> What exactly constitutes crazy? <BR> <BR> I know from my educational background that normal and abnormal are really on a continuum. What is considered "normal" is a defined range based on the individual. But what if my continuum is way outside the realm of normal for any human being on the face of the planet? <BR> <BR> *lots of deleting* <BR... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 01:20:57 EST Not derailed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965100 Hellooooooo, SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Well - I got on the scale this morning, 1 week later than I had planned but I did deal with a bit of a challenge. I am down 6 pounds from 2 weeks ago, so I'm happy with that. <BR> <BR> The challenge is that my family came to visit last week. This is why I did not get a chance to report my progress last week. They came in on Wednesday and left Sunday - so it was a good, long visit. Last Wednesday I did come in at 289.something which means I had a gain... ... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:36:22 EST Its good to try something new now and then... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951660 I have always been a person that was willing to try something new (now, read this as new - not crazy). I have also been a parent that encourages my kids to try something new. I have often been heard saying "you should try something new every day" and "you should learn something new every day." <BR> <BR> On Saturday - as far as my weight loss is concerned, I did both. I learned how to cook a spaghetti squash in the microwave AND tried spaghetti squash for the first time. <BR> <BR> I had hear... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:12:00 EST 06-29-2012 Accountability Check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947422 Yesterday I had 2234 of 1710 calories and 3934 of 2300 sodium. <BR> <BR> Yup, I went over in both - but I will say seeing the number is a good thing and I probably would have went over if I wasn't tracking. I guarantee that in the last year+ that I have not tracked, I've probably eaten well over 4000 calories most days. <BR> <BR> Sad, eh? <BR> <BR> So while I did go over, it wasn't that bad. And to make it even better - I exercised yesterday. <BR> <BR> Indeed - I did a few reps with hand ... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:48:10 EST Back with a Bang http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945994 OK - simple. <BR> <BR> I have to be back. I have to use this tool to help me achieve my goals. I will be figuring out how to get this stuff onto my tablet (android) so any suggestions in that department is much appreciated. <BR> <BR> I have done the following: <BR> <BR> 1. approved all pending friend requests <BR> I figure this place is about support and I am glad to have it. I am also very willing to encourage others in their journey as well because we all know - its hard! <BR> <BR> 2. ... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:13:23 EST What have I done... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945927 I am about looking at reality. I'm analytical. I don't try to lie to myself. <BR> <BR> But recently - I have been lying to myself. "It isn't that bad" - "I can start up again if I try hard enough" - "Once I get the motivation, I'll get back on track" <BR> <BR> Well, - a picture speaks a thousand words. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l288119268.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I started on Spark in January of 2010. I had already lost 20 pounds and every day was thrilled to we... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:30:45 EST OK - new blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802525 I've "restarted" a few times over... but this time I swear... I'm where I was at 2 years ago when I started on Spark. I have to get Spark back as a tool and get myself back to daily blogging. While I'll still blog here, I like the flexibility with what I can say and do on my own blog so that's what I'm going to do primarily. <BR> <BR> http://losing-it-too.blogspot.com/ <BR> <BR> Losing it really is a blog for my thoughts and a means to track my health and weight changes - in essence, I am l... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:23:04 EST Seeing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663938 Christmas came and went with my getting some really awesome gifts and a promise from my husband that I had another gift coming - I'd be receiving it in two weeks. <BR> <BR> No amount of prodding or nagging or whining could break him. He would not tell me what. <BR> <BR> I came home from work yesterday and he took me by the hand and said "come see." I followed him down to our room. Before entering, he asked me to close my eyes. Reluctantly I did. He took me by both hands and led me slowly in... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 11:59:49 EST tossing some of my lunch out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4653376 Guess who got a little overzealous in packing her lunch this morning? <BR> <BR> *hangs head* <BR> <BR> Everything in my bag is good - it's just the sheer amount is not. Namely - my yummy meatloaf. <BR> <BR> I will be throwing 1 serving out at lunch (and will modify my tracker accordingly). <BR> <BR> Oh well - at least I packed good foods, right? <BR> <BR> The weekend and holiday went as expected - I did not track and I did not do very well food wise, excluding dinner last night (but not... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:03:32 EST False Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4642818 Eh, the title may be misleading - but so is this major weight loss I've seen in the last 2 days. I looked at the scale this morning and am down 6 pounds (I believe) from my start weight TWO DAYS ago. Yea... 2 days. <BR> <BR> I know the weight is gone in the fact that my physical being weights less than it did 2 days ago. Around 6 pounds to be exact. However, I know that weight isn't real fat. Some of it may be, but not the majority of it. It's sodium weight falling off my body. <BR> <BR> An... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:08:05 EST Hump Day - Hooray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641360 Ya know, I have not figured out what day I am going to weigh in on. Any ideas of what is best? Monday and take the heat of the weekend.... <BR> Wednesday and hope to grab the balance of the middle of the work week.... <BR> Friday to hop in at your best right before the hardest part of the week.... <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? I *think* I was a Friday weigher before. I'd have to go look. <BR> <BR> Anywhoozles. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty good with my start, of course its only been 24 hours. Usu... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:41:33 EST Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640515 This is my third or fourth "redo" - and I don't know if this will be the last before final victory over the weight war or if this is the start to another battle I may or may not win. I don't know. <BR> <BR> But I know it's worth trying again. <BR> <BR> Things haven't been going so well for me. I have ended up with arthritis in my hip which has made running rather difficult. Of course, that lazy streak that detests exercise also seems to make running difficult too. I have gained a good porti... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:37:59 EST Monday Monday, so good to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413888 Good morning, blog land. <BR> <BR> I'm gonna first start out with a bit of a shameless plug - if any of you are fiber arts folks (crochet, knitting, etc), I blog at http://crochet-with-cris.blogspot.com - <BR> <BR> I'm in a pretty good mood today. I'm not sure why - my shoulder continues to hurt and I didn't sleep much. I staring down the barrel of a very busy day and my test environment is down right now, as it has been for the last week with no one taking ownership for the services not w... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:24:51 EST Yesterday, Dinner, and A Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406297 So yesterday I put a lot out on the line for everyone to read. And I left work yesterday feeling pretty good. <BR> <BR> After work is always the downfall. It is very easy to control what I eat at work because... well, I'm at work. After work is a different story. I was able to keep myself in check yesterday, for the most part. <BR> <BR> Dinner was hard. Wednesday is an eat out day because I have yarn group. Group starts at 5 and ends at 8pm. The kids go with me so there is no way they cou... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 09:04:28 EST I was wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4404666 There isn't much that I can say other than in January of 2010 I made a decision to get healthier. I lost 70 pounds throughout that year but somewhere near september - I thought it couldn't happen to me. I thought that I had learned all I needed to know and could 'wing it' to maintain and/or lose. <BR> <BR> I was wrong. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l670414601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As you can see - I was seriously wrong. <BR> <BR> It wasn't that I hadn't learned en... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:07:17 EST What am I scared of? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4309380 Originally posted on my blog: <BR> <link>my-self-actualization.blogspot.com/2<BR>011/06/what-am-i-hiding-from.html </link> <BR> ------------- <BR> I just watched an episode of Extreme Makeover where a man, named Dana, lost just over 200 pounds in 1 year. <BR> <BR> I find it inspirational to watch shows like this considering how much weight I have lost and how much I still need to lose. While watching this episode, the trainer Chris was pushing Dana to reveal himself - to show the real Dan... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 22:34:37 EST My Weight Loss Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4274668 Originally posted on my blog: My Self-Actualization <BR> <link>my-self-actualization.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> ---------- <BR> So allow me to give you a little history of my weight loss journey... and yes, journey is definitely the correct word. <BR> <BR> I was a healthy country-raised girl. I played sports and did my thing. I became a little chubby around age 14 or 15, nothing earth-shattering - perhaps 30 pounds overweight. I lost 60 pounds in one summer when I was 16 due to a st... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 11:39:10 EST Been a While - new blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4272492 Hi everyone... yes, I'm still here. <BR> <BR> While I enjoy blogging on Spark, the tools just aren't the same. Today I took a bit of a leap and I have opened a VERY public blog using blogger. I already blog there for my crochet so it only makes sense to utilize that website to have better management tools between the two blogs. <BR> <BR> I'm going to be copying a lot of my Spark blogs to the new blog and putting a lot more new stuff up. I figure if weight loss comes into play, I can repost ... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:20:02 EST In the strangest of places ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4124009 I have three tidbits to set up my post below. <BR> <BR> First: <BR> I work in information technology - which I'm sure I have mentioned before. We have a weekly email newsletter called "In Touch" that is distributed every Tuesday to help people stay up to par with what is going on in our division, both business related and fun. It's not a bad little publication, regardless of how unofficial it really is. <BR> <BR> Second: <BR> I have really been struggling the last few months. When my nutri... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:56:04 EST Yes, it really is on my playlist. Don't judge me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3900675 ANALYSIS OF 01/05/2011 (yea, I missed a day OOPS!) <BR> - 11 original tasks; 1 added task <BR> - 11 of 11 original tasks complete (100%); 1 or 1 added tasks complete (100%) <BR> - Overall Completion 100% <BR> <BR> ------------- <BR> THE BLOG <BR> Ok - yea, I missed blogging yesterday. I also didn't track my food and that means I didn't track my fitness....that's my rule and I'm sticking to it. However, what I did do was get another 100% completion for the 5th (referencing my to-do list habit... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:17:21 EST Makin' It Fit - round peg, square hole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3893468 ANALYSIS OF 01/04/2011 <BR> - 12 original tasks; 4 tasks added later <BR> - 12 of 12 original tasks complete (100%); 4 of 4 added tasks complete (100%) <BR> Overall Completion: 100% <BR> <BR> ---------------- <BR> THE BLOG: <BR> Well, leave a monkey in a room long enough with a typewriter and it'll eventually pound out Hamlet.... That's right ... well, kinda. I didn't type out Hamlet BUT I did finally get a 100% completion rate on my previous day's tasks *laughing* <BR> <BR> The day went we... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:53:05 EST in it to win it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3887999 ANALYSIS of 01/03/2011 <BR> (none - I haven't blogged in the last week or so) <BR> <BR> ---------------- <BR> THE BLOG: <BR> Ok - the time is come. I have been halfway on the wagon through the holidays, which really is more than I had expected to be. I have gained a little but I do think a portion of that is sodium weight - the other is real. <BR> <BR> I had gotten to a point where I didn't hate myself anymore so it was easy to not do everything I needed to do to keep losing. I fell into ma... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:40:34 EST yesterday's tomorrow didn't get a good start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3843094 ANALYSIS OF 12/13/2010 <BR> - 7 original tasks, 1 deleted; 2 added tasks <BR> - 5 original tasks complete (83%); 2 added tasks complete (100%) <BR> - Overall task completion: 88% <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> THE BLOG: <BR> So I have two main frustrations today that are playing on my mind: the car and my son. <BR> <BR> The car is a simple and straight-forward problem. The darn thing broke down *again* - If you recall, in October it had broke down and cost just over $2,000 to get it fixed. ... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:25:15 EST Hot Chocolate, you taunt me so... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3841088 ANALYSIS OF 12/09/2010 <BR> - 7 original tasks; 3 additional tasks <BR> - 5 original tasks complete (56%); 3 additional tasks complete (100%) <BR> - overall completion: 80% <BR> <BR> ------------------- <BR> THE BLOG <BR> Ok - it's been a few days since I blogged. My office had been closed Thurs and Friday due to the water main break and flooding of the server room and then the weekend whipped me away, per norm. <BR> <BR> From my original task list on 12/9, it doesn't look that great BUT th... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:20:46 EST one of "those" people... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3834177 Analysis of 12/08/2010 <BR> - 9 original tasks; 2 added tasks <BR> - 7 original tasks complete (78%); 2 additional tasks complete (100%) <BR> - overall completion: 82% <BR> <BR> --------- <BR> THE BLOG: <BR> So, first off - I failed miserably in the sleep challenge. Last night I went to bed at one, fell asleep at around 1:20 or so and got up at 5:30. I seriously need to do something about this. <BR> <BR> Today I got up at 5:30 and was walking to the building at 6:30 when a security guard st... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 12:03:16 EST Sleepy Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3831810 Analysis of 12/07/2010 <BR> - 12 original tasks; 3 tasks added <BR> - 7 original tasks complete (58%); 3 additional tasks complete (100%) <BR> - Overall completion: 67% <BR> <BR> ------------------ <BR> THE BLOG: <BR> Yesterday actually ended better than I had expected. I was glad I had a tiny bit of foresight in knowing that I would most likely not have time to get everything done. For that bit of 'ah ha' - I walked at a brisk pace for 45 minutes yesterday, at work, and covered a little ove... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:30:59 EST Oh boy... bad, Cris... BAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3829749 Analysis of 12/06/2010 <BR> oh boy.... 0% of all <BR> <BR> ----------------- <BR> So what in tarnation did I do this last weekend? <BR> <BR> Well, I had Monday scheduled as a vacation day. We played and cleaned. I crocheted a LOT (donation items and Christmas presents). I did some homework and I did a lot of Christmas shopping. I can't say that I ate well at all. I'm sure my sodium isn't doing so well. <BR> <BR> Am I upset about it - not really. I'm aware I did it and I'm doing today right... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 11:31:31 EST Exercise blah and art show http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3825486 ANALYSIS OF 12/03/2010 <BR> 9 original tasks; 2 additional tasks <BR> completed 7 original tasks (77%) , 2 additional tasks (100%) <BR> Completed 82% of all expected tasks <BR> <BR> --------------------- <BR> THE BLOG <BR> I have figured out that I am terrible at blogging over the weekend. I got so wrapped up in yesterday's activities that I completely forgot to blog, track nutrition, and even worry about weight loss - although somehow, in the last 24 hours I've lost another pound. I must sa... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:10:26 EST Ramble on, Cris... ramble on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3821419 Usually when I blog, I have a very specific topic on hand. Only once, or maybe twice, before have I just posted random thoughts on different topics to come together as one big blog. Well,... I'm doing it today simply because I know blogging is key in my weight loss journey and quite frankly, I like to type. <BR> <BR> 1. Fat Cyclist Challenge <BR> I'm not sure if anyone reads fatcyclist.com blog. I personally love Fatty and his humor even if I'm not a cyclist. Earlier this week he posted a b... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 10:29:10 EST Vulnerability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3792039 I posted a blog last night sharing the paintings I took to the open art show. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3790754 </link> <BR> <BR> The art show is tonight and I'm a nervous wreck. Three are already hung, one is in waiting in case something else sells. <BR> <BR> I tagged the blog last night as not weight loss related.... and then as I typed it out, it is, in a way, emotionally similar or representative of my weight loss journey. ... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:26:26 EST Art Show (not WL related) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3790754 Tonight I'm dropping some art off for an open art gallery night tomorrow night. I figured I'd share them here. I'm trying to work up the guts (or at least become remotely more comfortable) with showing my paintings publicly. It's all a step in the right direction.... in a way it is WL related because it is a matter of becoming comfortable with myself and knocking out negative self-talk. <BR> <BR> Once I get a lil more comfortable I may post some on etsy. I have been staring at etsy for a whi... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:05:41 EST BL Analysis: Ada's Family *spoiler* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3789623 For those of you who follow the Biggest Loser, last night should have brought tears to your eyes. Obviously, the big heart-string moment was when Ada was informed her family had not sent a video ... <BR> <BR> Bob stood with her attempting to read her emotions and she held on to them. Or did she? <BR> <BR> The other contestants felt saddened because she did not get a video from her family, so they stepped up to the plate and made a video for her - because they care about her. Ada looked unc... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:31:58 EST Finding *it* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3789479 So... I'm here again. I have been on a bit of a hiatus - but I am here. <BR> <BR> Where have I been? What have I been up to? and a host of other questions are out there, I'm sure. <BR> <BR> Honestly, I don't know what happened but in the last month and a half of no blogging, I am not going to say I lost my way. I have always kept that overall goal in mind. I have maintained (for the most part) but I have no lost any more weight. <BR> <BR> So what happened? <BR> <BR> Yup - I spent some ti... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:31:42 EST 10/06 To Do (Reflection: Water and Finance) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3696130 10/05 Review: <BR> - 10 original tasks; 2 tasks added; 12 total tasks <BR> - 5 original tasks complete (50%) <BR> - 2 added tasks complete (100%) <BR> <BR> 75% Overall Task Completion <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> Eh - I just didn't have it in me. Once I went and had the painting I did framed, drove back up for dinner and back down to deliver the man his dinner, it was 7pm by the time I got home. I figured I would do better to get the lecture in rather than do housework. Of course, housework w... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:19:27 EST 10/05 To Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3693436 10/04 Review: <BR> - 7 original tasks; 0 tasks added; 7 total tasks <BR> - 5 of the 7 original tasks complete (71.4%) <BR> - no additional tasks to compelte <BR> <BR> 71.4% Overall completion of tasks <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> Yup - another "eh" day. Well, I have conceded that I continue to lose the same 4 pounds over and over and over again. UGH. I know I'm doing it to myself and I have an idea of a couple things I know I'm doing differently that I should not. One is that at night I drink... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 08:40:54 EST 10/04 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3690684 10/1 & Weekend Review: <BR> - 7 original items; 0 items added; 7 total tasks <BR> - 7 original tasks completed (100%) <BR> - no additional items to complete <BR> <BR> 100% overall task completion <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> Ok - so I did great with Friday's list - of course, it was shorter but I did run the 2 miles and I did it in under 30 minutes. That's pretty good. I still jog at a relatively low speed; however, the fact I did the entire 2 miles is what helped. Now... I have to work on sp... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 07:55:47 EST Forbidden... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3685642 I wanted to introduce everyone to a salad I think is absolutely wonderful! <BR> <BR> Everyone... meet the Forbidden Fruit Salad... Salad - this is everyone. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l885028494.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On a bed of mixed greens, there is a plethora of wonderful fruits, walnuts, and craisins. It is served with your choice of a peach, raspberry, or strawberry vinegrette. I usually choose strawberry (it's what pictured)... <BR> <BR> Oh my it is wonde... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 20:17:01 EST 10/1 To Do List (with pictures hehe) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3684032 9/30 Review: <BR> - 11 original items; 0 items added; 11 total items <BR> - 8 original items completed (72.7%) <BR> - 0 additional items to complete <BR> <BR> 72.7% Overall Completion of Tasks <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> Ok - so I didn't get to the fitness last night. I would like to say "no big deal" but it is. Tonight is a MUST in getting a good run in. I did do a lot of walking yesterday. I had three meetings in 'the other building' which constituted about a mile total walking yesterday j... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:05:58 EST 9/30 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3682285 9/29 Review: <BR> - 7 original tasks; 0 added; 7 total <BR> - 4 original tasks complete (57.1%) <BR> - no tasks added <BR> <BR> 57.1% overall task completion <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> Ok, so I didn't so so well yesterday with getting things done, but really - at least I didn't get them done in a different order. Usually I push homework out and end up doing family, fitness, and cleaning .... usually in that order. This time I did family and homework. I did have time to run but I made a cons... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:32:25 EST 9/29 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3679287 9/28 Review: <BR> - 9 original items; 1 added; 10 total <BR> - 8 original tasks complete (100%) <BR> - 1 additional task complete (100%) <BR> <BR> 100% overall completion <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> Ok - Yesterday went better than other days. I think pacing myself with these to-do lists is working. I know its a little odd to post it all out there, but having it all laid out makes me feel less swamped. I have not felt overwhelmed, just like there was so much to do and so little time. By organ... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:08:22 EST 9/28 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3677139 9/27 Review: <BR> - 8 original items; 0 added; 8 total <BR> - 7 of the original tasks complete (87.5%) <BR> - 0 additional items to complete <BR> <BR> 87.5% Overall Task Completion <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> Well, last night didn't end up so well. I did my homework and really spent over 4 hours time working on ONE problem. I posted on the forums and didn't receive anything back until after I decided to turn it in. As it turns out.... I didn't do the assignment correctly. That, of course, en... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:09:37 EST 9/27 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3674497 9/25-26 Review: <BR> - 21 original items; 0 added later; total 21 <BR> - 9 original tasks complete (42.9%) <BR> - no additional tasks to complete <BR> <BR> 42.9% overall success of task completion. <BR> <BR> <BR> YOUCH! Ok, so the weekend didn't go so well. I think I did ok with food and exercise, I just didn't get in as much exercise as I'd like OR get as much house cleaning done. While I did not finish my two homework assignments, I did get them to a point of almost completion before I h... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:28:09 EST 9/25 & 9/26 To Do List (weekend!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3669244 9/24 Review: <BR> - 8 original items; 0 added; total 8 <BR> - 5 original tasks completed (62.5%) <BR> - no additional tasks to complete <BR> <BR> 62.5% overall success of task completion <BR> <BR> I didn't do so well yesterday but after taking the exam, the most important task on my list, I did not feel like doing anything else. I let the dishes and laundry sit and I figured the dust would be here for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Reflection: I still know I need to work on finding time for my hom... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 10:38:51 EST Resistance is Futile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3666946 - I don't think moving the PC is going to do much at all. I suggest against it. <BR> - I will not be using the other laptop for my testing. I'm gonna stick with what I know. <BR> - No, I don't think we should attach the test document because we never have before. I will just keep printing it off. <BR> - Scan the print for them? Nah, they are used to getting it on paper. <BR> - The laptop can't be a resource - I use it all the time. I don't want to share it with someone else. I'm not going to.... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:59:21 EST 9/24 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3666849 9/23 Review: <BR> - 14 original tasks, 1 added; total 15 <BR> - 13 original tasks completed (92.8%) <BR> - 1 added task completed (100%) <BR> <BR> 93.3% overall success of task completion. <BR> <BR> The task not completed, again, was related to my homework. I finished the other tasks by 8:30 pm; however, by the time I finished three questions from the one homework assignment and read chapter 2 of "Deadly Glow" - it was already going on 10:30pm. I may have to start bringing my book to work ... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:09:49 EST 9/23 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3664797 9/22 Review: <BR> - 16 original tasks, 4 added later: 20 total <BR> - 14 of the original completed - (87.5%) <BR> - 3 of the 4 added completed - (75%) <BR> <BR> 85% overall success of task completion. <BR> <BR> Tasks not complete are related to homework - after adding in the extra run time associated to the first 3 added tasks, I didn't have much time left and I filled that with a shower, a 15 minute breather. I was in bed by 12:30 and up at 5:30. <BR> <BR> Reflection: I need to get more s... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 11:32:09 EST What I'm going to do *vlog* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3664053 Going over what I'm doing with my blogs to ensure future success. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 07:23:10 EST My First Biggest Loser Revelation of Season 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3660795 Yup - I was there watching and I will be every Tuesday. I may be sitting in the recliner or walking on the treadmill - it could go either way, depending on how my day is going. <BR> <BR> Last night I stopped and grabbed Chinese on the way home from doing not-so-well on my first toxicology exam. I felt bad because I failed the exam and then I got down because I could not adequately binge... I knew if I ate fast food, I'd be sicker than a dog - so I laughed when I thought "failed toxicology, f... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:46:19 EST 9/22 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3660745 <em>48</em> 1. Work <BR> <em>48</em> 2. Pick up Kids from School (on the list because son has detention until 4pm... GRRR) <BR> <em>48</em> (yay hubby bathing him while I was at work) 3. Grab dog and take him to the dog wash <BR> <em>48</em> 4. Get kids' homework going <BR> <em>48</em> 5. Make dinner (may have to do Subway tonight for speed) <BR> <em>48</em> 6. Wash dog bed/blanket <BR> <em>48</em> 7. Wash sheets <BR> <em>48</em> 8. Wash towels <BR> <em>48</em> 9. Do the Dis... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:29:17 EST