DANSNQUEEN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DANSNQUEEN DANSNQUEEN'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/ PLEASE HELP ME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596103 <em>303</em> Have you ever heard of Thunderclap? <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> THUNDERCLAP AMPLIFIES YOUR MESSAGE WITH THE POWER OF A CROWD! <BR> It's a crowd speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. If enough people support your link, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Facebook Post or tweet from all of your supporters, creating a wave of attention. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>304</em> <em>381</em> <em>304</em> <em>381</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <B... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:47:24 EST Coming up on 9 months that my mom has been missing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593748 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l220112218.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My sister and I desperately want to find my mom, who has been missing almost 9 months!!! We need answers!! She has been missing for 264 days!!! How do you go on with life when someone you love is out there somewhere?? You don't know if she is dead or alive... if she chose this or if this was chosen for her!!! If she is cold or hungry??? We have so many questions and worries that run through our minds and they... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:56:00 EST Feeling Helpless after 34 weeks of my mom missing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567375 I can't even describe the feeling I have after 34 weeks tomorrow... 238 days ...with no answers.... not one question has been answered.... I continue to post weekly on my mom's page <link>www.HelpFindVictoria"Vicki"Prokopovi<BR>tz.com </link> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1741547026.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The helpless feeling we have.... is unbearable at times and with the holidays here, it is even harder. I spent this past Sunday in tears through... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:09:10 EST We celebrated my Mom's 60th Birthday even though she is missing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482587 My sister and I got our families together and celebrated with a dinner to celebrate my Mom's 60th Birthday <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>44</em> even though she is still missing. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l923870521.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We went to Kroll's ... my Mom loved to go with us! I ordered her favorite... a butter burger, cauliflower buds, and chili! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We went around telling our favorite stories of her, and it was nice... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:40:54 EST Special request... 19 weeks and no answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478758 Tuesday is my mom's birthday. I'm asking if you can all go to her Facebook page and like it and share it on your facebook page. She has been missing for just over 19 weeks, and we are hoping to spread the word and that just maybe, somebody, somewhere has seen her and can help us find her. It's getting harder as time goes by to be without answers. Today has been a really hard day. I appreciate you for helping me with this. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/HelpFindVickiProkop<... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 15:28:09 EST 18 weeks that my mom has been missing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470715 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2038720004.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's 18 weeks now that my mom has been missing. <em>46</em> We still have no answers and a lot of questions... none have been answered. There are no clues or leads at all. I just hope and pray that we find answers soon because living like this day after day not knowing what has happened to her is so hard. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l707735491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a pictu... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:25:09 EST Week 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457028 It's 16 weeks and my mom is still missing. <em>46</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1031333427.jpg"> <BR> My heart literally feels like it is broken... like a piece of me is missing. <BR> I wake up in the middle of the night just thinking about her... wondering all the what if's, & why's. We are no closer to answers today than the day she disappeared back on April 25th. <BR> I only hope and pray that something turns up, that someone comes forward with knowled... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:11:58 EST August- Mom still missing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445376 It's been 14 1/2 weeks since my mom went missing, back on April 25th. <BR> <BR> I've stopped working out, stopped taking care of myself and in the beginning, lost 8 pounds because I couldn't eat and was so stressed. I then gained all 8 back, plus an additional 6. <em>2</em> I'm an emotional eater and it took over. <BR> <BR> I've stopped doing things like working out, but have kept up with walking daily. I am finally going for a hair cut tonight, which I haven't done since May. I am setti... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 14:19:36 EST Finished my 10K despite the situation we have been dealing with http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386036 I started training for my 10K and was doing awesome... was running 3-5 times a week and was getting a good pace down... was running anywhere from a 11-13 minute mile for 2-3 miles, with some walking in between. <BR> <BR> My training completely stopped on April 26th, when I found out that my mom had gone missing. <BR> <BR> We've had searches and have come up empty handed. No.. she does not suffer from Alzheimer's. She does, however, suffer from depression. <BR> <BR> <link>www.fox11online... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:22:05 EST Training for 10K continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317341 I continue training for my 10K in June. <BR> I'm currently following the c25K app on my phone. Once I complete that, <BR> I will continue into the 10K app. I'm currently on week 6 day 3 as of tomorrow.... which means I have to run 22 minutes without walking! The past 2 weeks have been an increase of time 2x each week, and the 3rd will stretch it out for one long run, rather than a couple shorter ones. For example... up until 2 weeks ago... you ran the same 3x a week... run 3 min, walk 1 1/2... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 15:32:30 EST Prom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317331 So this weekend was THE BIG WEEKEND!! My oldest son had prom!! <em>334</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1667524758.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555705930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> He looked so handsome! <BR> <BR> We had to start out with the pictures at home before he left.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595827737.jpg"> <BR> <imgsrc="http://photosak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 15:20:58 EST Preparing for a 10K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297732 WEll, now that my workout room is complete, it's just in time for me to really get going on preparing for the 10K that I signed up for in June!!! <BR> <em>315</em> <em>363</em> <em>315</em> <em>363</em> <em>315</em> <em>363</em> <em>315</em> <em>363</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> I had been doing a TF rotation and had been mixing it with running, but now that the running is getting more intense... I'm going to have to stop doing the TF and concentrate on the running. <BR> ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 22:52:53 EST My workout room is complete!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l969233206.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My workout room has finally been finished!!! I had a "workout" area in my basement for years, but it wasn't finished. I won a gym membership at a benefit and joined the gym shortly after. I stopped using the "workout" area in our basement. The gym changed ownership several times and I was no longer happy there. My husband and my sons have expressed interst in us getting a treadmill and doing some weights as well. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 22:30:46 EST Week 8 TF Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273471 Well, I completed another week of TF/Treadmill rotation. <BR> I worked out 4 days this week in addition to working on my workout room all weekend. Hubby is hoping it'll be done by the end of the week!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have gotten myself running faster than I've ever ran before on my treadmill! I used to run at a 5 and I'm running anywhere between a 5.35-7!! I'm currently doing a rotation where I run 3 days a week. Last week, I warmed up 5 minutes, and ran 60 seconds, walked 90... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:10:05 EST Weeks 6+7 of TF Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264811 WEll... I was struck with that nasty cold that lingers! The past 2 weeks weren't great with my TF workouts, but I did get some in, and did get in the treadmill as well. We began working on my workout room and have it drywalled, plastered, and now painted. Needless to say, I've burned calories that way as well. After gaining a few pounds, I'm down a total of 5.6 pounds in the past 2 weeks! I gave up soda/sweets for Lent and that is really helping me! <BR> <BR> We celebrated my inlaw's 50th we... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:10:51 EST Week 5 TF completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246600 Week 5 of my TF program is done and in the books. <BR> I'm not proud of it... I started out so strong! <em>104</em> I was on fire and doing extras! Then... WHAM! Out of no where I started feeling yucky. I had the chills Thursday night and was feeling tired on Friday. Figured it had been a busy week... I had better take a rest day. <em>102</em> I went to bed early on Friday night... 9:00!! <em>40</em> That's early for a weekend! I slept til 8! Wow! I don't remember the last time I sl... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:27:50 EST Week 4 TF Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237982 Well, I've completed my 1st 4 weeks of TF. I'm not happy with my results, but that just proves I'm a work in progress. I've made it through a whole week on WW and did pretty good until this weekend. A birthday dinner out, date night, and Super Bowl... I used up all my flex points this week. I did a good job with some choices, while others were not so good. I'm at least trying and will keep trying. <BR> <BR> I did a pretty good job with my workouts this week, but need to work harder on the w... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:55:16 EST Week 3 TF Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227428 Well, another week completed in my TF rotation. I see I am a work in progress and need to improve, but am proud of my workouts. I need to try harder on the weekends when I'm not in my regular routine, and find it harder to workout. I have "more time", but I really don't, I have to get all the things done from during the week that don't get done. I have to fit family time in, and this weekend, was my son's birthday party. Over all, I did good with workouts during the week... foodwise... I have... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:00:00 EST Week 2 TF completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216830 WEll, I completed another week of TF. It was not my best week, but I am really proud of my efforts. <BR> <BR> WE went up north this weekend and spent time with good friends of ours, and my eating was not what I wanted it to be, and I was not able to get in my TF workouts, but I did get in a 3 1/2 mile walk wearing boots in the snow. My thighs were really sore! LOL! <BR> <BR> We bought a treadmill on Monday. I had decided that I was not going to renew my gym membership, and instead bought a... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:32:17 EST Week 1 TF Completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205723 I made it through week 1 of my TF rotation! <BR> I have suffered sinus issues this week, but they seem better today, probably because the warmer weather has left us. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> We had our last xmas celebration yesterday, and the last Packer Game get together since the Packers lost last night... so that will help me with my eating. <em>2</em> I did a pretty good job with cutting out my sugar this week! I only had it 2 days!!! That's huge for me!! <BR> <BR> I worked out 6 da... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:23:43 EST Restarting my TF rotation after setbacks with being sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193826 I have had a cold for more than 3 weeks, and am now feeling better, but still have some sinus issues going on. I have had a big setback in my workouts and am finding it hard to continue moving forward as the program is set up to get harder as you go along. I have had to substitute shorter workouts and have only been able to do 3-4 a week rather than the 6 set up in the program. <BR> <BR> I have decided that it is in my best interest to restart with day 1 tomorrow. <em>249</em> <BR> <BR>... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:01:00 EST 2013 Will Be My Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184150 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> 2013 Will be the year that I reach my goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1409172514.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm going to continue on my 20 week TF rotation, I'm currently in week 8. I will try my best to get 5+ workouts in each week and I'm going to work on limiting myself with sugar. I need to lose12.6 pounds to reach my goal. This year I want to ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:02:36 EST Week 5,6 &7 TF completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180079 Well... I was struck with a terrible cold in the midst of week 5 and it is still lingering... causing workouts to be far and few between and short ones when I'm able to do them. My will power has been next to nil with being tired and not feeling well. I've eaten too much junk and not been good about tracking it. I've decided enough is enough! I'm getting back on track! Tomorrow is the last day of week 7 and I'm going to start week 8 strong! I'm going to work at getting at least 4 workouts in ... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:01:39 EST Week 4 TF Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162006 WEll, I completed week 4 of TF. I am disappointed this week, because I had wanted to complete 5 TF workouts. Well... I ended up not feeling good most of the week, eating was terrible, and not enough sleep. <em>2</em> I completed 3 TF workouts, but did manage to do some sort of workout all 7 days. I am proud of that. <BR> <BR> Being it was week 4, I had to take measurements this morning. I definately need to step it up this week! <BR> <BR> Week 4 results: <BR> Down 1.2 pounds <BR> Down... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:26:05 EST Week 3 TF Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154542 Well, week 3 of TF is completed. <BR> <BR> It wasn't as good as I'd like it to be, but I must admit... I did workout doing something all 7 days this week, which makes me very happy! I completed 4 TF workouts this week. <BR> <BR> We had another busy weekend, Friday night we had a Toys For Tots Event and were happy to help raise money for such a great cause. Saturday night, we went to hubby's Christmas party for work and had a nice time. I did really well with my food/drink choices and stay... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:15:45 EST Week 2 TF completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148492 Week 2 of my TF rotation is now complete!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> It was a rough week, hubby was gone hunting with my youngest son, and I had made up for lost time having dinner out with friends. I tried to be aware of what I was eating and tried to be good, but I did splurge once or twice. I did get some of my workouts in, but wasn't getting my sleep, because I don't sleep well when hubby is gone. I had my first mammogram, and was nervous about that and it came back fine... Thank goodness... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:29:39 EST Week 1 Turbo Fire Completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139304 After taking the time to recommit to myself, and restart my TF rotation, I've completed week 1!! <BR> <BR> I was not perfect... I didn't complete all of the workouts... I missed 2 workouts... which were scheduled on 1 day.... so I am pretty proud of myself! This was a busy week for me, and I haven't been feeling great this weekend. Hubby is away hunting and I don't sleep well when he's not here... but I'm proud of my efforts. I have gotten in extra walks in addition to the TF workouts! Eatin... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:32:26 EST Restarting & Recommitting to my workout program! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131862 <BR> Tomorrow will be <em>249</em> in my 20 week rotation of Turbo Fire. I am recommitting after missing many workouts in the past 16 weeks for various reasons. My heart wasn't in it any longer... and I needed to recommit to myself. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a fresh start! <em>48</em> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:03:43 EST Week 12 Turbo Fire completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100154 WEll... with the hiccup of my back, this has not been my best month and that makes me bummed out a little. <BR> <BR> I took my measurements, and am up a little, but that's okay... it is what it is. I'm going to start week 13 with a positive attitude, despite the drama that has surrounded me this past week. <BR> <BR> My friends have been there for me this week and have showed me that sometimes your friends are your family and that's okay. I can't beleive some people can be so mean spirited,... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:00:06 EST Fit, Fabulous and Forty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100133 <BR> I turned 40 last week and I'm going to make it a good year!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896710228.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l282643509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a fabulous party, we had a red solo cup party hat contest and had a blast! These were winners of the contest! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l102037043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was the 1st real party I had since I was 10!!... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:39:11 EST Had a little "Hiccup" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082471 I was in week 10 of my TF rotation when I hurt my back running at the gym. I'm not sure what I did... but I've done this before and while running. <em>24</em> I went for a massage last week and it feels better... but it's tough to do a workout. <BR> <BR> I've decided to redo week 11 this week since I was only able to do workout 2 days last week, in addition to walking daily. <BR> <BR> It bumms me out because I was hoping to be at my goal weight for my birhtday, and I've struggled so mu... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 15:43:11 EST Week 8 Turbo Fire Completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057222 WEll, I completed week 8 of Turbo Fire, missed a few workouts, but am finally seeing some big changes in myself both physically and mentally. I am feeling "stronger" from the workouts. My clothes are fitting much differently despite the scale. I wasn't thrilled with the results of the last 4 weeks, but knowing I missed 1-2 workouts a week, and my eating was terrible on the weekends with lots of camping/parties and fun.... I'm okay with it. I know what I need to do for this next 4 weeks and I... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:12:10 EST Week 4 Turbo Fire Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013316 <em>216</em> WEll... I completed week 4 of Turbo Fire. <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> I was not perfect with getting all of the workouts in, but I didn't let that stop me. I threw in some extra walks when I missed a workout, and I've also added in pushups, crunches, stairs and various excercises on a daily basis... so I'm doing some sort of excercise daily. Over all... I am proud of my efforts with the workouts! <BR> <BR> My results weren't as good as I would've liked, but to be honest, my eati... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:17:56 EST It's a NEW Month... time to recommit to myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996008 <em>104</em> It's a new month!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I love new months!! It's a great time to recommit to myself and set my goals! I am not always good about this... but I'm trying to make it a routine for myself. <BR> <BR> I'm working on week 3 of TF. I have missed a few workout but I have gotten in some really good workouts, and I'm proud of myself. I'm not letting myself quit this time!! <BR> <BR> My goal for this month is to lose 10 pounds. There are 5 weeks, and to lose an av... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:31:27 EST Week 1 completed, week 2 under way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985260 Completed week 1 of TF... completed all of the workouts!! <em>104</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Had a busy and stressful weekend with my son's birthday party. Was up much too late and couldn't get up for Monday morning's workout. Was a full day with no extra time for a TF workout, so I missed my first workout. No big deal, fit in some calistenthics and still got my steps in. Onto today.. a new day, not going to let the missed workout get me down. I got up and got it out of the way right awa... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:10:43 EST Days 4 & 5 TF DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979635 <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>216</em> <em>248</em> <BR> I completed Day 4 and Day 5 of TF!!!! <em>104</em> <BR> It wasn't easy, but I did it! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the hardest workout... TF55EZ... nothing EZ about it!! <em>40</em> I dislike this workout for the fact that it is 55 minutes long and it's intense. I was dripping sweat when I finished and I decided while I was doing the workout, that I do love the music, I do love the moves... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:49:10 EST Day 3 TF DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976752 <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> Day 3 TF DONE!! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Today was day 3... woke up late, but still got my workout in before work. It was storming, so didn't walk the dog, but did walk her tonight. Also made it to the gym. <BR> <BR> Eating was MUCH better today!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:48:00 EST Day 2 Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975300 <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> DAY 2 of Turbo Fire <em>216</em> done!!! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I struggled getting up, but I did it!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I got up and even walked the dog and threw in a quick 10 minute bonus workout before work! I was exhausted afterwork and didn't make it to the gym, but did get out for another walk with the dog. <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> I'm really trying hard to do my best, and although, today was not my best foodwise, it wasn't terrib... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:18:16 EST Restarted Turbo Fired today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972412 I have really, really wanted to complete a full 20 weeks of Turbo Fire, but I get to a point and quit. Why do I quit? I miss a workout, then two and then I get frustrated and I miss a week and then I give up. I found some accountability partners this time and we are all doing it together. I NEED that!! <BR> <BR> I have made a plan and I'm going to do the best that I can and that is the only thing I can do. I know that there is going to be a missed workout from time to time, and I am going t... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:40:24 EST 2012... A Big Year For Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4650530 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This year is a big year for me! My husband and I will celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary in May! <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l977819982.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will also turn 40 in October!! <em>198</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>334</em> I plan to do it with a smile on... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 08:39:06 EST 2011's accomplishments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4642886 WEll... I sat out last January deciding that 2011 was going to be my year. I set out to get healthier, lose my weight and to find peace and happiness in my life. <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> I set out with these goals, very excited to make changes. You all know how in January you are full steam ahead, but as February and March approach, you lose steam and motivation... well, that happened with me. I got busier and busier and had a harder time fitting in my workouts.... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:55:36 EST Day 16 TF DONE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432995 I can't beleive I've made it 2 1/2 weeks without missing a single workout!! That's only 1 rest day a week.... AND I went to the gym in addition as well as walking the dog!!! <BR> <BR> I'm currently down 4.4 pounds.... my goal was 8 pounds for the month... I'm almost on target. <em>334</em> If I don't reach that full 8 pounds... I'm going to be very proud of my efforts... I have worked out and I know I've lost inches. <BR> <BR> As far as eating today... I did splurge and had 2 peices of p... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:09:26 EST Days 13, 14, and 15 TurboFire DONE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429104 WEll... I made it through 3 more days of turbo fire and I have NOT missed a workout!!! I've been walking my dog almost every day and if possible, 2x a day, as well as hitting the gym 3-4x a week!!! Eating has been okay.... scale is down about 2 pounds... but I know I've lost inches. <BR> <BR> We had a fun weekend up north, and despite going out to dinner... I maintained my weight over the weekend!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I take my oldest son for sophmore registration. Oh boy!! I... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:04:23 EST Days 11 and 12 Turbo Fire done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4424478 I've been working hard!!! 12 days and I have NOT missed a workout!! I'm so proud of msyelf!! Eating has cleaned up... not trying to be perfect, but trying to eat a little healthier than I have lately. No cookies for me yesterday!! Yeah!! I did have 5 potato chips with dinner... but am proud of my efforts. I am trying to remember that it's okay in moderation. The scale is coming back down... I need to stay focused. <BR> <BR> 8/11: <BR> b- coffee, english muffin w/1egg, 2 pc center cut bacon,... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 11:34:03 EST Day 10 Turbo Fire DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4420333 Good morning! I'm ready to get off this darn rollercoaster of bad snacking . <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't want to workout yesterday, but I made myself... and I'm very happy that I did! It's very empowering to have sweat dripping off of you and know that you pushed yourself as hard as you could and you completed what you set out to do!! <BR> <BR> I have had TOM and terrible sweet cravings.... I am hoping I'm over it today!! I'm ready to get back to better eating. <BR> <BR> <BR> b- cof... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 08:41:31 EST Day 9 Turbo Fire Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418274 WEll... I have made it through day 9 without missing a workout! I'm so proud of myself!! Have I always wanted to workout? NO!! But I know how good I feel once I'm done and I like the changes I'm seeing already... so I'm going to keep pushing myself!! <BR> <BR> My eating hasn't been as good as it should be, but it's okay. This is a lifestyle and not every day is going to be able to be planned or perfect. <BR> <BR> I'm just going to keep working at improving myself... one day at a time. <BR>... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:35:58 EST Day 6, 7, and 8 Turbo Fire DONE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4416231 I got this on one of my apps and I love it so I'm sharing it with you all: <BR> <BR> " You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."- Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Friday was a busy day... getting ready to go camping, but I did get my workout in and I'm pretty proud of my efforts... I even passed up beer and cookies while we were camping Friday night... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 09:59:42 EST Day 4 and 5 of Turbo Fire DONE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4409531 Can you say "SORE"? OMG!!! I have worked my butt off the last couple of days! I really wanted to take a break yesterday but I knew that would mean that I would miss a workout, and that I'd feel worse for missing it, so I pushed through and did my workout anyways!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I did pretty good with my eating and have packed a lot of fruits and veggies for up north for the weekend. <BR> <BR> 8/4: <BR> b- english muffin, 2 pc center cut bacon, 1 egg, 1/2 c cantelope, coffee <BR> ... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 19:09:52 EST Day 3 of Turbo Fire DONE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4407224 I had a great day yesterday!! I ate clean and I busted my A$$ with my workouts!! My fitbit said that I had 19337 steps and 9.2 miles in for the day!! <em>40</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I got one of my workouts out of the way already today!! I was lacking energy but would NOT except any excuses and I finished it!!! <BR> <BR> 8/3: <BR> b- coffee, 1 english muffin, 1 egg, 2 pcs center cut bacon, 1/2 tomato (had it as a toasted sandwich) <BR> s- 100 cal pack of almonds and walnuts <BR> l- 6... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 16:01:27 EST Day 2 Turbo Fire Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4404292 Day 2 was a success!! <BR> <BR> I completed my workout and even added in the gym. I normally only go to the gym 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, Thurs) because I meet up with a friend for our walk on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> My eating wasn't as clean as it could be, and I was craving salty/sweet stuff... realizing I'm pre-PMSing... I can do better and will do better today. <BR> <BR> 8/2: <BR> b- coffee, fiber one bar <BR> s- apple bites <BR> l- 1/2 salami sandwich, rice w/gravy <BR> s- cornnuts ... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:32:15 EST