DHARRIS1920's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DHARRIS1920 DHARRIS1920'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/ Pilates !!... You sneaky sneaky little booger !!!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4587993 My first session was Tuesday. Wednesday morning I woke up fine and thought hmmm..... I'm so use to a rough start the day after my work out I discounted the power of pilates. Wednesday night I thought wow I guess I did do something b/c my abs were sore. So I gave myself Wednesday off. <BR> <BR> Today is Thursday, this is my second session this week and I am not painfully sore (except my abs) but I'm I diffinately did something stiff. It's amazing how the repetitive motions that seem so ... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:23:01 EST The Climb... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584705 As part of our mini challenge we watched Mily Cyrus' The Climb on YouTube. This song always motivates me or at least tuggs at my heart strings !! lol It's so true.... <BR> <BR> My journey as a shrinking pumpkin has not been with out purpose.... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:31:35 EST My yoga & pilates experience.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584703 Ya know I realize that yoga and pilates are VERY similar. But there is something about pilates that just does it for me. I look forward to the moment when I can depend on my core to roll up and lay back or to be able to stand and sit with control and no hand !!! I enjoy knowing and feeling my core muscle burn. I can't waits to see my flexibility increase, and my body begin to elongate... <BR> <BR> I find yoga to be very stressful...... Something about the long breaths being the focal poi... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:29:31 EST Still on duty !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573655 I started a new temp job today. A actual 8-5 (really 5-5 to beat traffic) and I'm tired as ALL ***EXPLICIT** but here I am about to que up my pilates dvd and burn a few calories before I drop into a deep coma like sleep !!! lol .... Peace out !! Mon, 7 Nov 2011 21:41:15 EST Cravings & Crack ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4501606 It blows my mind how cravings for food resembles (to me) that of crack. Watching tv and a commercial comes on and I think OMG !! I can taste it. How do you control your mind to shut that out ?? How do I get past the urge to jump in my car and go to the corner store for a bag of chips that I will eat quicker than the effort it took me to go get them. My solution in the past was to just buy 2 or 3 to make it worth my while lol !! But I do want something different in my life. I can picture ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:27:20 EST My humbling return..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4485559 I was last here after my lay off in 2009. I was awesome. I tracked, exercised, saw GREAT results !!....... I reunited with a old love it gave me MORE incentive to look hot. That's where I went wrong. I allowed my focus to change from personal satisfaction in what I was achieveing to basing achievement or success off of reaffirmation from the guy. When that "thing" didn't happen as I wished it would I lost sight. <BR> <BR> The most consistant part of my life since the lay off has been ... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:39:17 EST 25lbs ! ! ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1714425 I've finally reached my 1st 10% lost which is 25 lbs. I'm happy to see the number on the scale however looking at myself I don't know if I really see a difference. Others notice and compliment me often. I guess I was hoping for a dramatic change. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:39:28 EST Happy Birthday to Me ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1479584 Today is my birthday ! ! I thoroughly enjoyed myself today. At first I spent the whole week debating if I would get a cake or not. A piece of cake is not my nemesis however I hate to have cake left over because i feel obligated to have another just because I paid for it. I decided to get a cake. I attached the photo so you can see how cute and little it is ! It's a petite Italian Creme Cake and I bought it from Tom Tumb. It was delicious and after i served two slices it was half way g... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 22:06:46 EST The tortoise and the heir http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1467764 When I ultimately committed to a life style change I was totally stoked ! ! My commitment has not changed but I get totally pissed off as I listen to others speak of their weight loss success when their plan is the latest fad diet. I bust my butt at the gym 5 days a week and manage to stay in my calorie range just so she can cut out carbs and loose 6 pounds this week ! ! ! I try to remind my self that I'm doing this for the long term results. It would be a little more encouraging if my b... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:08:16 EST