CUPCAKE2CARROTS's SparkPeople Blog CUPCAKE2CARROTS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A day in the Life of Carrots What a great day I had yesterday. I stayed on track with both exercise and eating. The only regret is my son wanted to go out and play and I did not. I will need to just get my backside out of the house no matter how tired I may be after work.. I think maybe the TV needs to go. <BR> <BR> TODAY: <BR> <BR> M1~ MediclearShake with frozen pineapple, mango, chia seeds and half a banana <BR> <BR> M2 ~Herbal Coffee & Oatmeal <BR> <BR> M3 ~ Mediclear Shake with frozen blueberries and half a ... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:38:21 EST ac•count•a•bil•i•ty ac•count•a•bil•i•ty <BR> n. <BR> The state of being accountable, liable, or answerable. <BR> <BR> I and me only is accountable for ALL my own actions and reactions. <BR> <BR> M1~ Vega One Shake with frozen blueberries and half a banana. <BR> <BR> M2 ~Tazo Refresh Tea <BR> <BR> M3 ~Black Bean and Rice Soup and two Medjool Dates <BR> <BR> M4 ~Coco-Roons 2 <BR> <BR> M5 ~Turkey Burger with Lettuce and avocado <BR> <BR> M6~ Raspberries <BR> <BR> 60 minute Reformer Class <BR> 1 mile walk ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:40:47 EST grat•i•tude grat•i•tude <BR> n. <BR> The state of being grateful; thankfulness. <BR> <BR> grat•i•tude (&#712;græt &#618;&#716;tud, -&#716;tyud) <BR> <BR> n. <BR> the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am grateful. I am grateful to be alive and kicking. <BR> <BR> I am thankful. I am thankful for all the friends and family I have in my life. <BR> <BR> I appreciate what I have. I am not dwelling on what I don’t have. <BR> <BR> I am Indebted to family for helpin... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:46:58 EST Good Thursday <BR> What a pretty day today. We were to get rain, but all I see is sun.. love it.. I did standing BBL H&T ~ Boy did it buuuurn.. Before my son’s soccer practice tonight I will fit in 30 minutes of Pilates. <BR> <BR> Food is good today as well.. I did not cave in and get an apple fritter from Starbucks (I LOVE THOSE) Each small success adds to the big payoff ~ HEALTH <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:32:37 EST Note to Self It's time to kick rocks. Lets get this started...... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:28:29 EST 275 days until Tuesday August 13 2013 ~ 9 months and 2 days from today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well it is 275 days until Tuesday August 13 2013 ~ 9 months and 2 days from today I will be riding along the beaches in Ireland and things are not going so well.. <BR> <BR> I set my goal and now I am gaining weight.. WTH is wrong with me.. Maybe if I don’t lose the weight I will not feel bad if I can’t get the trip together ~ Easy out right?? Boy do I seem to have some real issues here… <BR> <BR> Time to get it ... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:43:19 EST 280 days until Tuesday August 13 2013. That's just 9 months and 7 days from today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not off to a great start ~ I am going to need to work through some things I think. <BR> One thing I know I am GREAT at is self-sabotage. I subconsciously keep myself within the 170’s. The minute I get into the 160’s, I switch off whatever got me down in the 160”s. I head back up and when I get close to 180, I start again.. <BR> <BR> My goal this month is simple (I hope). Figure out what I am sooo afraid of. I... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 13:44:12 EST 286 days until Tuesday August 13 2013. 9 months and 13 days from today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In 286 days I will be riding on the beaches of Sligo Ireland.. <BR> <BR> I need to get in shape and "learn" to ride again.. 25 years out of the saddle is a looong time. The body is protesting.. It is a great wake up call for me.. It's time to get off my behind and get moving.. If this is not a big goal, then I don’t know what is... <BR> <BR> Time to pull out my beloved juicer and the Nutribullet and get busy… ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:01:46 EST Baby Steps ~ Setting Goals <BR> I am going to say I am new to setting goals. The ones I have set in the past were too big and too far off and I failed every one of them. I have been reading wonderful blogs over the past couple of years. Ones about goals they have met and their great successes. Loosing 100+ pounds and keeping it off. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to implement their current goals into my life and that has been a recipe for disaster. They have already lost the weight. They are waaaaay past where I am... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:43:24 EST Sleepy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Thank you Thank you Thank you Leanne <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> •1 1/2 cup almond milk <BR> •1/2 cup blueberries [fresh or frozen] <BR> •2 tbsp uncontaminated regular oats – <BR> •1 tsp pure vanilla extract <BR> •1 tbsp vanilla protein powder – <BR> •1 tbsp chia <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance <BR> <BR> 1.Night before: combine all ingredients [but th... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:25:37 EST A little change I find that my all or nothing attitude is still getting the best of me. I know the key is tracking tracking and then tracking some more. However, if I miss one or two then I freak out. If I eat something I can't track, I give up. <BR> <BR> I ran across a great blog (sorry but I can't remember whose) yesterday and she sounded like she was having a similar issue. She is logging her food in her blog. I think it';s a fantastic idea. I know that I wont be able to see the actual calories, but I wi... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:03:02 EST A Question for all you wonderful runners ~ HELP I have a question. I am new to running and would like to know what is "normal". I'm doing a modification of the c25k. After I am done, my knees hurt. sometimes allot and some not so much. This may be a stupid "duh" question, but is this normal and will it eventually get better?? <BR> <BR> I know when I read other blogs, they do talk about icing their knees. What kind of pain or discomfort is to be expected? <BR> <BR> One thing that is going well that I thought would never change is my b... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:30:46 EST My New New Year’s Resolution...... ... is to avoid any and all drive-thru’ s. Whether it's for coffee or banking or medications or food or getting married.. You get the picture. I am getting OUT of my car. <BR> <BR> We don’t have to work for anything anymore. We can even have our groceries delivered for crying out loud. Not that I would mind that one <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Everything is toooo convenient these days and I am done sitting around (literally) in my car. <BR> I vow to get out and move at every possible opportu... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 11:22:42 EST Oops ~ Missed my "LAS Count Down wk 10" Things are a bit crazy this week. I started school. It has been 20+ years since I have been in school. Yikes... <BR> <BR> Eating not terrible but not great either. Will be working on that this week.. <BR> <BR> Sunday <BR> W2D1 ~ starting this week again <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> BBL ~ High and Tight <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> W2D2 <BR> <BR> Wednesday <BR> BBL ~ High and Tight <BR> <BR> Thursday <BR> W2D3 <BR> <BR> Friday <BR> Yoga <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> DURAN DURAN !!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> H... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:06:48 EST LAS Count~Down~Plan wk 11 Here is my plan for week 11 ~~ 169.1 <BR> <BR> Monday ~ W2D1 (walk 2 minutes/jog 1.5 minutes x 6) <BR> <BR> Tuesday ~ Walk 1 Mile <BR> <BR> Wednesday ~ W2D2 <BR> <BR> Thursday ~ Walk 1 mile <BR> <BR> Friday ~ Yoga & W2D3 <BR> <BR> Last week was great. Lets see if I can repeat Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:51:48 EST Training Schedule Sept 5-11th ~ Crunch Time It's time to get serious. I did a strange thing to try and motivate me. (It didn't seem to work or it just took longer then I thought it would) I signed my son and I up for a 5k. In Vegas. We live in Washington State. Crazy? I think so. (But we do get to dress up like Santa). <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So we are down to less then: <BR> <BR> 2 months & 28 days <BR> or <BR> 89 days <BR> or <BR> 2,136 hour <BR> or <BR> 128,160 minutes <BR> or <BR> 7,689,600 no 7,689599 seconds <BR> <BR> Well yo... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 09:19:00 EST Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.... I watched this the other night on Netflix. Very inspiring. If you have Netflix, check it out. <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:40:51 EST Morning Maxine <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Got to love maxine ~ Good Morning all ~ Have an AWESOME day Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:05:30 EST Food Blog - Yummy Here is what was on the menu yesterday. <BR> <BR> My Breakfast <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Am Snack <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> PM Snack <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> D... Tue, 10 May 2011 12:23:11 EST Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) Red Tea My beverage of choice. ~ Thanks to JENSFITJOURNEY for sharing one of her secrets.. <BR> <BR> Red Bush Tea: It's Hot <BR> <BR> African Rooibos Tea - <BR> <BR> Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) has long been enjoyed as a fruity, mild-flavored beverage by the local indigenous people where it is grown in South Africa. However, the recent discovery of its high antioxidant polyphenolic content has resulted in its rapid growth in popularity in the West as consumers seek to obtain benefit from its he... Tue, 10 May 2011 11:52:16 EST Savi Seeds (Karmalized) I just found these little gems ~ Yuuummy ~ <BR> <BR> SaviSeeds are rich in nutrients - making them a healthy but indulgent snack. Here's why they are called a superfood: <BR> <BR> Omega 3 <BR> <BR> Sacha inchi seeds are the richest source of Omega 3 on the planet! At 7000mg of heart-healthy Omega 3 per one ounce serving, they offer 13 times more Omega 3 than an ounce of wild salmon - without having to deal with unpleasant fishy flavors and aftertastes! <BR> <BR> Protein <BR> <BR> SaviS... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:03:12 EST My 2011 “TO DO” list My 2011 “TO DO” list. (in no particular order) <BR> <BR> No more all or nothing for me – One small choice at a time <BR> I WILL eat to live NOT eat to forget <BR> I WILL Let the Love in <BR> I WILL open up to new adventures <BR> I WILL succeed in this journey to lose 44lbs (33lbs to go) <BR> I WILL get out of my car and avoid drive thru’s of any kind <BR> I WILL listen to the positive not negative self-talk <BR> I WILL turn my Oops into an Aha <BR> I WILL focus on my eating AND activity not... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:31:24 EST Wow ~ It's starting to click Isn't it funny that we can get to a place where we are shocked/surprised when we do something good? How does that happen? Well I am still in that place. <BR> It will be wonderful when the day comes and you don't think of your "good" choice as a good choice. It's just the way it is. But since I am not there yet, I am excited to share my "good" experience. Actually it was GREAT. <BR> <BR> My son had his football banquet last Friday. I got the email and my heart sank. The banquet was a DE... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:53:13 EST Met My Goals Yesterday - Yippy Met My Goals <BR> <BR> Protein My Goal – 60-127 Today – 63 <BR> You know that protein is an essential nutrient, and you're doing a great job of meeting your body's needs! <BR> <BR> Fat My Goal – 32-56 Today – 56 ~~ pushed it here :) <BR> You are eating the right amount of dietary fat to help your body stay healthy! <BR> <BR> Carbohydrates My Goal – 163-236 Today – 178 <BR> Carbohydrates provide your muscles and your mind with energy. You're eating the right amount to fuel both! <BR>... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:40:27 EST Feeling Good I am feeling good going into the new week. I now know this is not something I am going to master over night. I sure did not gain 50+ pounds over night. When I fall this time, I will just get back up again, NOW not the oh so famous tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I went shopping so I feel like I am ahead of the game this week. I have been reading as many motivating blogs I could to help with ideas. It's going to be a good week. <BR> <BR> Some things I learned last week was: <BR> <BR> 1. When I don'... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:52:51 EST Today is the day I start.. I have wanted to write my first blog for days now.. I have read just about every one on this site it seams. Loved avery one of them. <BR> <BR> But like everything else in my life i thought, these are great blogs. These people can write. I can't write like that. I don't have anything brilliant or insightful to say. No ones is going to care what I have to say. Or "They will think I am weird, crazy, stupid....." I am sure some of you may have felt the same way. <BR> <BR> Then I thought, "th... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:01:50 EST