DAENAERYS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAENAERYS DAENAERYS'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/ Made myself proud this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161142 Usually I go a few days with exercising and then find all sorts of excuses to skip a day or two. I did skip yesterday, I was sore and exhausted. And I had planned on skipping today as well but that was not to be. <BR> We stayed up way late watching a movie (I don't know why, it wasn't that good), and then I got up half an hour late. Told myself well that's it you won't have time to exercise. Had breakfast and goofed around on computer. Somehow I just decided I had time to work out and I was g... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:01:52 EST Started 30 Day Shred again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158937 So I decided it was time to move up to harder exercises. Oddly enough, the harder they get the more I enjoy them. The easy ones almost seem to demotivate me. Well, anyways, I decided to start doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred again. <BR> Usually every time I start it, its rough going. I can't make it through the whole time of each exercise. This time was different. I made all the way through all of the cardio intervals, except for a few brief pauses during jumping jacks. I get shin splints... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 06:58:23 EST Why Yesterday Sucked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148009 Honestly I'm not really sure. Maybe it was the sleep deprivation. I had to be up at 3 am to be at work at 5am to do inventory. And that's three to four hours earlier than normal and of course I couldn't go to bed on time. <BR> Maybe it was that fact that when I weighed myself at work I was back up a pound a half. I kept trying to tell myself it was muscle gain, because I've lost an inch around my waist. And I can certainly tell the difference in my arms and legs as far as definition goes. But... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:30:29 EST Got Sparkcoach today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139361 Today was the last day of my free trial, and yay, my grandma said she'd pay for it for me for Christmas. I've really liked using it and I'm glad I can keep it up without interruption. <BR> Also I've lost two pounds since re-starting SP at the beginning of this month and am down a total of seven pounds from just before Halloween. So yay me! :) Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:35:42 EST My mini-breakthrough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137160 Yesterday was a very good day. And a big part of that was I decided to make it one. I don't know how or why but I had a sudden attitude shift and told myself I can't keep expecting things to just got better. I have to make them better. <BR> And that's what I did. The kid got ready for school without a fuss, we even got there nearly ten minutes early because I'm so used to it being time to go the minute we're ready. <BR> Came home and started cleaning, took a few breaks but I managed to get ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:02:59 EST Cleaning house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136063 Something I plan on doing and really needs to be done today. I went through a period of time where I was doing great at keeping up on house stuff, which inspired the husband and even the kid. Not that husband doesn't clean up. I was blessed with an awesome dude who loves to cook, doesn't mind cleaning up, works hard and loves taking care of daughter. <BR> But, as always, my demons catch up to me. What are those demons you ask? Laziness, depression and perfectionism. An odd combination, I know... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:11:31 EST A no stress day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134478 I stress out easily, and my flight or fight response is always fight, despite my smallness and inability to and lack of desire to get in fights. So this leads to very stressful days, which have been occurring more frequently lately. <BR> But today was different. I had a good morning, ate a good breakfast, exercised. I even took the time to meditate a bit in the shower, and still managed to get ready for work with extra time to spare. And work was pretty stress free, too. My boss was in a good... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:32:52 EST Making a bad day good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129848 So when I got to work this morning I was immediately stressed out. I had been off the day before and the girl covering my department doesn't really know how to do anything in floral. I had left her a list of stuff to do that was mostly all cleaning because corporate was coming in today. <BR> Well, stuff had been moved around, tables were all scrunched up, plants had bows stuck in them but no price changes, bouquets were packed into buckets getting squished. Oh and they had the Anthem Insuranc... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 18:24:02 EST I'm back :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123481 So its been what? Like almost a year since I've been on here. I was doing really good, I promise. With doing P90X I'd gotten down to 145lbs. And then stuff happened and I just got lazy. <BR> Last week I was all the way up to 170lbs, which is the most I've ever weighed. The last time I weighed that much was the day before I gave birth to my daughter. <BR> But instead of being all mopey about it, I'm doing something about it. I started exercising again, and drinking water every day. And I've al... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:03:46 EST Finally!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676154 So now not only I have I lost inches (1.5 off my waist and 1 off my hips) in the last week, but I have also lost three pounds!! <BR> I'm super excited by this and there is no better motivation for me right now than seeing results. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:53:00 EST Yesterday was a good day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675848 So I'm halfway through my first week of my manager being off for her broken rib. She will be gone next week too. She keeps saying she will be back the week after but I can't see her doctor letting her back. <BR> But the week has gone really well, I think I've been doing a good job holding my own. And yesterday was just the day I needed to keep my spirits boosted and my confidence high. <BR> First, I've sold just about every arrangement I've made this week. Haven't had one go bad yet. And eve... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:43:32 EST Way to Go Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4662629 Today was a rough one at work. Spent the first two hours cleaning because we are expecting our company's vice president in some time next week. And then had a ton of markdowns to do and the truck all by myself. I'm not used to working a Friday truck alone. But my manager is taking at least two of her vacations to heal her rib, but who knows yet how long she'll be out of commission. <BR> On the way out the door my legs were hurting me and I was doing all sorts of jumbling and math in my head s... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:55:24 EST How I gave myself a stress headache last night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659392 So my department manager came back from vacation on Tuesday in a lot of pain. She'd fallen at some point and done something to her ribs, she wasn't sure if they were broken or bruised or what. So without hesitation I've taken on all the heavy lifting and bending over at work. <BR> She left work early yesterday for a doctor's appointment and later that evening I heard back from her that she had one broken rib and was going to be put on all these physical restrictions and we were discussing w... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:38:35 EST Grrr.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4643591 So apparently the bed bugs aren't gone despite having someone in to spray twice. The kid has new bites on her arms, and I knew there had to be a reason I'd been feeling creepy crawly again. <BR> The new coffee machine switched off the breaker or whatever its called that controls the electricity in the breakfast nook. So the fridge, phone, coffee machine, and oddly enough the light in the linen closest were all off. Called husband to see how to fix it, and mentioned the bites on our kid to him... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:57:39 EST Yay for me!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4642190 So yesterday was my first day back at work after the holiday. The department was wrecked. I had a lot to do and I didn't even take a break all day. Then I had to grocery shop so we would have some food in the house, and when I got home told the husband that I would put all the groceries away on my own if he would go pick us up some food. Not the healthiest food choice, but I'd been able to eat very little earlier in the day and I just wanted to sit down. So no exercise yesterday. <BR> Today I... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:59:59 EST I can't let this get the best of me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4638572 So I went all of the last week or maybe more without exercising. And naturally surprise surprise, when I went to get dressed for Christmas Eve at my grandma's, I couldn't fit in my jeans or my khakis. It was very frustrating and disheartening. <BR> Had all day yesterday off work with no where to go and nothing to do but watch my daughter play with all her new toys, but I still couldn't get up the motivation to exercise or even do any of the cleaning I'd planned on. <BR> Got an email from the... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:05:38 EST Goals and such http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4635946 So I've been awful this week, not keeping track of food or exercising. I do plan to get some exercise in today though. <BR> I'm planning on starting the 28-day New You Bootcamp Challenge on Sunday. I would prefer to start back on P90X again, since I get fit faster at that, but I don't think my body is quite up to the challenge yet. <BR> I'm hoping to start getting the house in order on Sunday and Monday as well, since no one in this house as work or school those two days. We have a holiday di... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:34:13 EST Today is going to be weird.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4634917 I have to work today. I haven't worked a Thursday in a few months probably. I'm not complaining because it meant I had two days off together earlier in the week. But I'm going to spend all day thinking its Friday. <BR> Thinking about making a new Tumblr, starting over again on there and I think that will help me keep my nose clean and out of certain people's blogs. <BR> Didn't really do anything for Yule last night, not that I ever really do. But I'm going to try and spend today reminding mys... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 08:46:34 EST The weekend and such http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4634325 Had some friends over on Saturday, it was a lot of fun. One friend got my daughter a nerf gun and the other two friends got her a play-doh set. I got a pretty charm bracelet with a pentacle, a crescent moon, the tree of life and lots of beads on it, and the Tarte for True Blood makeup set. <BR> Two of the friends stayed until 7am. They were at the house for 12 hours! <BR> Went out to eat with my grandparents on Sunday, and then watched my daughter do two Christmas performances on Monday, one... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:49:34 EST The End of Ten Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629446 So I checked my email after getting the living room cleaned up for company. I had a message from yahoogroups that I had been removed from a group I have been a part of for ten years. Not only a part of, but one of only two people who had been involved in the group since its beginning. <BR> My nerdiness is showing in saying this, but it was a role-playing game we did over email. It was more storytelling between people as there were no dice roles or any real rules in particular. <BR> Ten years ... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:26:57 EST Calorie intake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4628505 I've been really good most days. I went about 200 over today though, but it was a Burger King lunch and Subway dinner kinda day. And tomorrow may not be better since friends are coming over and we are probably going to have pizza. But I will not make myself feel guilty or bad about this. I won't let it throw me off track, and I may exercise a little extra on sunday to make up for it. <BR> Did I mention one of those friends is bringing red velvet cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory? Yeah, I... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:26:59 EST I am going to MAKE today a better day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4626598 So last night was awful, what with the discussion with the friend of mine I was worried about. Thank you to everyone who left supportive comments. My husband, despite knowing that this friend had been trying to convince me to leave him, was hoping we could work things out because he knows how much she has always meant to me as a friend. <BR> The discussion was really kind of a short one over texts (she lives several states away). On my last round of checking things on the internet before bed,... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:00:15 EST A friend I may have lost... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4625813 I have problems with depression, problems I've had since middle school. Both of my parents have similar issues, so I'm sure part of it is genetics. It ebbs and flows, sometimes I'm happy-go-lucky, sometimes just moody, and then there have been the times where I've hurt myself or thought about doing worse. <BR> There is a friend I have had for around 11 years who also deals with severe depression. So when I hit one of the lowest points I think I've ever had I figured I could count on her. Inst... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:29:43 EST An Introduction of sorts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4622551 I was a Sparkpeople member more than a year ago. I decided to start over with a new account as it's been at least a year since I've been on. With the help of this site and some other sources I managed to go from 165lbs to 141lbs. <BR> But something happened this summer. I don't know if I just got lazy or because I spent too much time in comfy cotton shorts instead of jeans, but I am once again back up to 160lbs. I've already noticed how my body has begun to get sore and tired more regularly ... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:45:57 EST