DIXIED88's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DIXIED88 DIXIED88'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/ So you don't think I've just disappeared http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977728 Monday I start my new job. I don't know how much computer time if any I will have for a while since I do most of my sparking at work. So this blog is basically to let you know that I probably won't be on here much at all. I do plan to check in on some of my sparkler friends when I can! <BR> <BR> I am planning to use an app to track my food and probably a calendar for my fitness. I love getting a sticker and being able to look back on all the active days. <BR> <BR> I'm not giving up on... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:08:48 EST Progress YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968682 I finally remember to weigh and take my measurements today. I'm down one pound to 159. That's 5 pounds since June 1. Since I haven't been completely on top of my game, I was pretty proud of this measly loss. But the real good news came from my measurements. <BR> <BR> I'm down 5 inches all around since 6/1/12! Which makes my body fat percentage down .8%!! I'm at 23.7% body fat. *Happy Dance* That's AWESOME!!! <BR> <BR> According to the chart I saw a white woman's average body fat is... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:13:13 EST Hi ya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967137 So what's been going on in my world lately, you ask? Grab a chair and let's talk. Wish we could walk and talk but the computer is a bit bulky to carry. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I'm changing jobs on 7/23. It's a 10% promotion and I'm excited about it. Then I get a call from the office in my home town (I commute an hour each way). So now I have an interview there two working days before I start my new job. I've wanted to work there for the 10 years I've been with this department, but th... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:12:53 EST Handling it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958036 I've been super stressed lately as anyone following my blogs could tell. It's affected my mood, my eating habits, my exercise, and my relationships. But then yesterday I heard the song that I put on my blog, and something clicked. <BR> <BR> I don't have to do it all today. If I don't enjoy the ride, what's the point really? <BR> <BR> I didn't want to go to practice yesterday for multiple reasons. I haven't missed in so long I couldn't tell when the last time was. Normally I would ha... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 13:30:29 EST Song that helped me today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956832 The Middle ~ Jimmy Eat World <BR> <BR> Hey, don't write yourself off yet <BR> It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on <BR> Just try your best, try everything you can <BR> And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away <BR> <BR> It just takes some time <BR> Little girl you're in the middle of the ride <BR> Everything, everything will be just fine <BR> Everything, everything will be alright, alright <BR> <BR> Hey, you know they're all the same <BR> You know... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 16:47:55 EST Job news and confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951977 I accepted a position that will give me a 10% raise in another office. I'm excited but also don't really want to leave my office either. My boss is rallying to see if they can match the pay but it has to get approval from a higher up who is out due to a death in the family. So I'm in waiting mode until the end of this week. <BR> <BR> So between that stress and waiting, AF on her way, and the derby stress, I kinda let go this weekend. I didn't work out. I barely did housework. But I d... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:16:02 EST Happy Hump Day! Good derby news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944785 REALLY REALLY didn't want to go to practice last night. It wasn't my normal practice day and I've been feeling burnt out a bit. But our practice was cancelled and we were asked to go Tuesday to discuss the bout last Sunday. So I forced myself to go. But not before going to my derby wife's house and venting about everything under the sun. She agreed with me and we brainstormed how to make it better. <BR> <BR> Then I got to practice. They purposefully made the meeting at the end of pra... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:38:57 EST Weekend stuffs and back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943179 Friday afternoon we had mega drama near my home. A good friend of my hubby had a motorcycle accident at the turn in to our road. It was really really bad. His bike caught fire and he was hurt so bad we didn't expect him to make it. Hubby took off to see if he could help when he heard the wreck and then discovered who it was. He stayed by his side trying to get him to respond until the medical people put him in the ambulance. They ended up med flighting him out from the accident site. S... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:42:41 EST a bit of a rant on a bad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937460 Ever feel like you are making a herculean effort and receiving microscopic results? Like the mountain you're trudging up looks like a speck of sand to everyone around you? But that speck of sand feels like it's going to eat you alive?? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958970552.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm over tired, under appreciated, frustrated, annoyed, sad, needy, and really wishing some people would acknowledge my effort. Then in the next second I wonder if I ju... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:26:40 EST Interesting article on fat free dressing and nutrient absorption http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936354 I normally don't use fat free dressings. I love original Hidden Valley Ranch so I just use that in the correct portion size on my salad. Or do half salsa half ranch mixed. Or just use salsa on my salad if I don't feel like ranch. <BR> <BR> I do however use LOW fat sour cream mixed with the Hidden Valley dip packets (which come in Ranch, Onion, and a couple other flavors) as dip for raw veggies on a frequent basis. Makes me wonder if the low fat kind has enough fat to help the nutrients... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:36:04 EST Tired and sore but happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934697 The exhaustion I feared has arrived. I am SO TIRED today. Plus my hips feel all funny. It's not really sore per say. It's more like the ligaments that hold everything in place are wobbly or not as tight or something. It just feels funny when I walk. But I guess 6 hours on skates doing drills you've never tried before is bound to make something feel funny! <BR> <BR> I took my morning walk today but I barely made it up the hill. Yet again it didn't hurt, I just felt like I didn't have... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:18:37 EST Bonnie D Stroir Night #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932989 First night of the Bonnie D Stroir clinic was last night. I think I have a derby crush on this lady! She's (her team) won nationals twice (TWICE) and she was the national top scoring jammer twice (TWICE!). She is more of a superstar to me than any other model/actress/athlete. I got to do drills with this lady! I got to hug her neck and take pictures and hear her wisdom and watch her skate by while I tried my hardest to do whatever task she requested. She was at our rink in our dinky lit... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:14:48 EST Weight, HIIT info?, and craziness for next week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928004 The scale was nice to me today. I tell myself that I'm not going get wrapped up in the numbers game but it's so nice to see it reward me now and then! Tuesday I weighed myself and I was 161 (down 3 pounds in a week and a couple days). I decided to wait until my official weigh day which is Friday and now I'm 160!! I could have even said 159 as the needle in my non digital scale was going back and forth. But I'll err on the side of caution and go with 160. <BR> <BR> To put it out there,... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:02:23 EST Name approved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924978 Just a quick note to say my derby name is now official! I am Dixie Dream....hear me ROAR! <em>28</em> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:18:35 EST scale & non scale derby style http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923185 Weighed in at 161 this morning. It's not my weigh in day so I'm not tracking it yet. I only jumped on the scale because I felt thin this morning. That's 3 pounds down! I'm trying to not let the numbers get to me but it's nice to see the scale respond to my efforts. <BR> <BR> Last night at derby practice I noticed some non scale victories as well. During a drill where Coach calls your name and you try to knock/push someone out of bounds, several girls tried to hit me out. I got low (s... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:26:42 EST Weekend fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921491 So I ate a bit more than necessary the last two days. Taco bell was not the best option when I was starving after a long day at the pool with family. But there were good choices including fresh veggies with a little low fat ranch dip instead of chips and nothing but water to drink when everyone else was grabbing sodas. I feel good about it. It's my life and I'm going to live it! <BR> <BR> LO and I went to the library summer kick off carnival we try to make every year. I almost missed ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:15:19 EST Input please, respond please, comment on this blog! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917804 What I do: <BR> <BR> A 15 minute strength workout every weekday on my afternoon break. Normally by looking up something on youtube and going after it in an empty office. I have weights, resistance bands, and a ball (although I have to buy another one since the cleaning crew popped mine). <BR> <BR> M-Core (normally body weight exercises-crunch, planks, etc) <BR> T-Legs (squats, lunges, etc-some with weights some without) <BR> W-Arms (resistance band workouts found on youtube) <BR> T-? <BR>... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 13:43:44 EST Randomness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916391 I have practice tonight. Can't wait but also I am pretty tired. I know I'll be happy I went after I go though. It's always like this on Thursdays. It's league practice and the other team is a bit more fit than most of mine. Not that our team practice is lighter per say but we don't skate as fast in the 100 warm up laps. I HATE those warm up laps b/c it shows me just how far I still have to go. Especially on Thursdays when I'm struggling to stay near the pack or not get lapped if it's a... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 14:09:17 EST SMILE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913010 In no particular order, some pictures that make me smile. Enjoy!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l428224144.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896105658.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l288445008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l283616615.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l137637761.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:46:37 EST Good weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911906 Did pretty well this weekend. Saturday I spent 3 hours getting groceries and walking in the library. I know this isn't high calorie burn but I didn't veg out on the couch so it counts in my book! Sunday I mowed the lawn for a little over 30 minutes. This includes pulling my self propelled lawn mower backwards up and down some quite steep hills at the edge of my yard. Hubby was going to take over for that part but I wouldn't let him. I could feel it in my shoulders and upper back! I wan... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:04:10 EST June 1st (AMP IT UP!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907352 June 1st, 2012. Seems impossible that we've gotten that far into this year. Yet here we are! Time to kick off the summer fun with style! Play in the water, see the sights, and do whatever activity makes you happy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100920112.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've promised myself I would really crack down this month. I'm going to do my measurements at lunch today and I'll know my starting point. Then I'm going to do them on the first of every ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:03:27 EST New park and new favorite snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894533 We bought our home in 2004. Not long after they put up a sign on the edge of the swath of forest across the road stating "_____ Park, Phase One". I was ecstatic! A park with maybe some walking trails, biking trails, playground for my not yet born children, picnic tables for romantic outdoor dates so close to our house that we could run back for any forgotten things, etc. My imagination went wild with the possibilities!! They brought out some men and cleared the under growth. But then...... Wed, 23 May 2012 12:17:55 EST Changes and more changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887363 I've changed my attitude. I'm looking for adventures and fun filled activities instead of just calorie burners. <BR> <BR> I'm constantly changing my comfort zone. Never would have considered myself comfortable stinky sweaty in booty shorts and fishnets in the past! Or thought I could hip check a girl while going 15 mph on skates with a crowd watching! <BR> <BR> I've changed how I look at myself and what I think can do. At least try!! <BR> <BR> So I've changed my goals. I want to l... Fri, 18 May 2012 14:05:16 EST Good and bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885531 Let's start with the bad: <BR> Since Friday I've been above my calorie range except for Monday. Not cool. Not how I'm going to lose body fat. Not how I'm going to get better, faster, stronger, etc. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't been following the spring shape up videos like I should. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> My son is acting up in school and I hate having to discipline him all the time (but I will b/c I have to.) <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Fillings for my son are stupidly expen... Thu, 17 May 2012 10:47:18 EST Quick blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884006 I've discovered that when I'm at home, I have a huge eating problem b/c I'm not on a set schedule. Must fix this! <BR> <BR> Took my son to the dentist and the doctor yesterday. He's ready to start school in the fall. Wow! Time flies! <BR> <BR> Monday's practice was much better than Thursday's. I was rotated into the jammer spot and did very well. Still need more endurance though. I was tired after 2 minutes of speed skating and avoiding hits. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful day... Wed, 16 May 2012 11:05:02 EST Better than I used to be... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876925 Went to practice last night and was able to scrimmage. I normally LOVE scrimmaging but it was just hard last night. I think my head wasn't in the game. I ended up feeling picked on and beat up instead of a strong athlete. Our A team was playing us. The A line was using a very effective strategy where they would trap the weakest link on our line. That unfortuantely is me.... I would get hit, trapped, knocked out of bounds, and I couldn't seem to get by no matter what I did. They ended ... Fri, 11 May 2012 11:07:18 EST Attendance resolution & gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873810 Regarding my question about getting team members to practice: My team has a facebook private group and one of the newest drafted players posted asking everyone to come to practice so she could get used to scrimmaging with us. I posted I agreed and left it at that. I also texted the ones I'm more comfortable with and found out one has strep and the other had a medical procedure that day. That explains why our rather consistent players were out. <BR> <BR> I still think we have a large at... Wed, 9 May 2012 11:13:57 EST Advice on how to get team members to practice... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871963 I had a really great practice last night. First we loosened my trucks for the first time which I guess I really needed. It was scary at first but I can make quick turns like no bodies business now! We did lots of endurance based drills which are never my favorite but it wasn't as bad last night. I think I've been fighting my skates so much that it was wearing me out faster. <BR> <BR> I had a moment of pure win that I have to share. While performing a drill where I was the jammer who n... Tue, 8 May 2012 09:50:29 EST Pizza weekend and modified goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870759 My nutrition this weekend was pretty horrible. Hubby ordered pizza Friday night and then I was at a baby shower hosted at a pizza place on Saturday. Pizza is a huge weakness for me! It could have been worse but it also could have been much better. You live, you learn. *shrug* <BR> <BR> I think I may have overextended myself on my May goals. I've decided to modify them a bit. <BR> <BR> Do the Spring into Shape Bootcamp videos <BR> Spend 5 minutes on the stairs 3 days per week (down fr... Mon, 7 May 2012 14:57:15 EST Here we go, Willie! Motivation and Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859559 Last week I tracked how I had been eating without changing anything and discovered I have been eating about 300 calories more than I should (Way too many sweets, alcohol, and bites here and there.) I also realized I'm at a higher weight but quite honestly a better shape than I have been in the past. <BR> <BR> I want to be healthier and more athletic. My roller derby league had a team draft and a team meeting last Thursday. They added four people to my team (which was needed since we los... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:29:43 EST Update in pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4851932 I told you I had lots of pictures to update you with so here's a sampling. <BR> <BR> Christmas 2011 <BR> Here's the normal one of my Mom and her children. My little brother surprised us by coming home from the army unexpected so we had to get a shot of all of us together. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l805756887.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Acting a bit more natural! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276828421.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I would never show this p... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:43:40 EST Long time gone but HELLO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848345 I didn't realize it's been so long since I've been here! So much has changed but yet still the same. lol <BR> <BR> I'm still doing roller derby. I'm actually now an official roller derby girl! I've been drafted to a team and am proud to say that I've skated in two bouts. The first I was a alternate, but this Saturday I was on the starting line! So glad I found something so active that I love so much. It's so awesome and I could go on forever but I won't. <BR> <BR> I stopped trackin... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:53:51 EST Zombie Bout, Park, & Halloween pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4563433 Here's a little bit of fun from my life in the last couple weeks in picture form. <BR> <BR> Zombie roller derby bout 10-15-11 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l545857118.jpg"> <BR> A small selection of zombies from the roller derby bout. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l798855862.jpg"> <BR> My sister played along too! Gotta love zombie sisters! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l620476225.jpg"> <BR> At ... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 14:36:01 EST Love these pictures and had to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544659 Some pictures of amazing aging athletes at the senior games. Loved them! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-1000893<BR>6.html?tag=mGalleryBottom;mGalleryUL </link> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:43:48 EST Derby blah blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532420 I'm really tired today since I had an awesome derby practice last night and then took one of our girls home. Got home a little later than I normally do and that's pretty dang late! <BR> <BR> I found out that I really enjoy being whipped. *insert sound effect here* <em>211</em> LOL, get your heads out of the gutter! I enjoy being flung around the track by another player. It's a bit scary but also exhilarating. You can seriously FLY! I wish I could bottle that feeling. It reminds m... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:08:21 EST Love smaller pants...hate the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4522626 Weighed in today for the first time in 10 days (wouldn't have known that but the wii fit told me lol). It said I'm up .4 pounds (161.4). Bugs me b/c I was sure it would be down based on the way my clothing fits. I am in the middle of that time though. Maybe I'll actually lose some when this visitor leaves. But I'm not holding my breath! <em>225</em> <BR> <BR> Since the scale wasn't nice, I grabbed a pair of pants that are on the smaller side. Last time I tried them on (couple weeks ... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:42:35 EST Short & sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4520966 Went to derby last night. Pretty good practice. Got to practice hitting. Is it bad that I enjoy that so much?? <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Taking the time today to do 5 pushups whenever I think of them. Have done....wait just thought about it....10 now! Hoping to get at least 20 per day. Also took the stairs to the 6th floor for lunch for the last two days. And took my mile walk breaks. <em>320</em> <em>206</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Passed out fliers for the Octobe... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 14:30:15 EST Forget activity...this is FUN! FFUSW blog challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519053 The blog challenge is to tell about something you did that was so fun, you forgot you were being active. The obvious thing I could write about would be derby. I loves it. I forget that it's a workout sometimes, but others it's PAINFULLY obvious that it is challenging for me. But for this blog-y blog, I'm going another direction. <BR> <BR> I climb on my bike and slowly pedal down the drive. Head on a swivel watching for those cars that can't read the "slow children playing" signs on our ... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 13:56:22 EST Re-spark...369 days until 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4517318 Confession: Last week I did not track my foods. To be honest, I was tired of the constant adding and I was feeling the pre-AF visit never ending pit stomach. I know I ate over several times. The work candy pumpkin siren call has enticed me too many times. I did go to two derby practices and walked at work. But I allowed myself to ignore the stairs (which had become a habit) and I didn't do any strength training or other cardio on non derby days. <BR> <BR> Excuses: I've been busy. A... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 15:58:54 EST weekend, skater gear, headaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508349 Had a wonderful weekend a couple days ago. lol Friday had a home based date night with Hubby and burned a few calories.... <em>211</em> Saturday I went out with my sisters (sister and SIL) to watch a concert. My sister used to date the bass guitar back in high school and it was fun to reconnect for a short time. Plus it was great to be out with the girls! Pink car concert on the way home! Windows down, radio blaring, and singing along with my sisters.....great memories!! Sunday was ... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:54:51 EST Shallow Reasons FFUSW blog challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498720 This week's challenge is to list the shallow reasons we do what we do. This should be fun! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Roller derby practice outfits-The normal practice garb is from the bottom up: long funky socks, tights, shorty shorts (I'm wondering if some don't wear panties...), & slim tank top. We are talking NO POSSIBLE WAY to hide what I consider my major body flaws which are my thighs, rear falling into the thighs (otherwise known as cellulite)., and gut. I'm not the biggest whi... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:53:47 EST Weekend recap & short "crutch" blog for FFUSW challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493356 Had the Star Wars roller derby bout this weekend. We WON!! LO loved the Storm Troopers! I didn't mess up my piddly white board job! Hubby seems to have caught the roller derby bug! It was an all around win! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I made even more facebook friends with my roller derby idols. It sounds dumb but I feel like I'm around celebrities when I'm with them. I still get that awed feeling when we are all doing drills together. They are so good and I want to be just like them. ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:13:10 EST Friday, Friday, Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488364 Let's see....I'm wearing size 8 skinny pants today. The same ones that I couldn't quite wear not too long ago when I cleaned out my closet. Take that scale that hasn't moved! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> My skates are scheduled to be here on Monday! I's is excited!!! Wheels that actually roll when you spin them....ahhhh heaven! Rink skates stop before one turn is completed. lol <BR> <BR> Got a little over exerted at practice last night. Had to sit out one set of laps and it made me sad o... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:46:59 EST Quitting time quick blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4485056 Ordered my skates today! Woooootie woot!! *booty shake happy dance* <BR> <BR> FINALLY was able to do the cross over move I've been stressing over. I was so thrilled that it finally happened. It's not perfect but it's so much better than I could do before. <BR> <BR> Got lots of positive comments and new derby face book friends last night at practice. It's the little things in life that make me happy. <BR> <BR> Weighed in on a co-workers scale that said I was up 3 pounds. I don't bel... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:21:34 EST This and that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4482860 I don't know what I weigh anymore. My scale broke long ago. I was using my Wii Fit to track the general trend but it's batteries died. I know I need to just get some. But I haven't. So I really have no idea what number I am now. *shrug* <BR> <BR> I think I look smaller....until I put on the shorty shorts/tights/tank top combo I wear to roller derby. Not the most flattering combo unless you are tight and toned everywhere. No cover ups allowed! LOL, the tights do smooth some of the ji... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:31:04 EST FFUSW Challenge-Foodie blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4475703 What is your weakness food (not the best nutritional choice-there are no BAD foods)? <BR> <BR> Well it's fairly obvious I have issues with portion control and I used to think seconds at dinner was a given...no matter how large that first plate was. The question is about which foods are hard for me so..... <BR> <BR> My biggest weakness food is anything with sugary peanut butter (think reeses cups), ice cream, and adult type drinks on the weekends. It's REALLY hard for me to control myself... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 14:32:43 EST Just to make you smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4473794 I say SMILE! I meant now.....NOW! Otay, fine.....you asked for it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608306984.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l976053599.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l933740981.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l886831236.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l751477327.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 14:20:42 EST Holy hip bones, Batman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4471762 Roller derby was just what I needed to kick me out of the funk I was in. I knew it would be! Gotta love pushing your body to new heights!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130478052.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am pretty dang sore today though. My right leg from my toes to my hip and all the joints and muscles in between screams when I move. LOL, And I'm so going back for more tomorrow. Glutton for punishment.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 14:36:18 EST Not a cheery blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469319 Preface: Although the weather is awesome, I am in a funk today. AF should be appearing at any moment, spent too much time with Hubby this weekend (love him but wow he can be annoying), and have some fresh bruises and a headache that hurt. I'll be cheery later. Blah. Continue if you want but I don't blame you for heading off to more motivational blogs. <BR> <BR> I'm realizing that my weekends are what's holding my progress back. I forget to track, forget to drink my water, eat too much ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 11:47:15 EST Best Practice EVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462945 Roller derby was completely and totally AWESOME last night. These practices are what keep me coming back when the going gets tough! <BR> <BR> First of all I ate earlier, drank massive amounts of water, and took a decongestant a little before practice and I didn't feel sick! Wootie woot!! Don't know what worked but I'm not complaining. <BR> <BR> We did our warm up laps which I felt like I was more in tune with the group. We even made our own little tot pack. <em>334</em> Then we di... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 16:11:20 EST