DNJEN471's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DNJEN471 DNJEN471'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/ Running... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673774 Yesterday was a busy work day. We were hosting VP's from our corporate office. So we had a catered lunch and went out for a fancy dinner. Not the best day calorie wise. I had known the day would be packed with food, etc. So I was sure to pack my gym clothes. After I left the restaurant, I was thinking to myself- "I am so tired" and "would it be that bad if I skipped". Then I thought through all I ate throughout the day and realized it's not something that should be skipped... and although I w... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:10:43 EST I'm okay.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672804 So after my binge and TOM hitting and the weigh in yesterday, I'm feeling better this morning. My first week of this challenge (of weighing daily) was so great, that it made my second week disappointing. Every day is different. Every week is different. I had made the mistake of readjusting my goals and I was so disappointed about not hitting my "new" goal, that I didn't even pay attention to the fact that I had beat my origional goal by 2lbs! Why were my origional goals not good enough? Why d... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:18:31 EST Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671937 So, I was bad last night. I went over my calories and overate. I didn't understand why until I got up this morning! Stupid TOM! Makes me crave salty fatty crap that my body doesn't need and makes the scale move in the wrong direction. I've got an IUD,so I never really know if/when it's going to hit. Grrrrrr..... I'm going to kick butt at the gym today to make up for my night of terror! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1913909898.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ready, set, GO! ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:03 EST Another Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671329 And here I find myself again.... a Sunday... busy work day- little physcial activity. Guess it's okay to have one day of rest. I'm only at 4K steps and it's already 3:30pm. It's too cold to walk outside today and my gym will be closed by the time I leave work. Typical Sunday. At least I should be getting off a little early and can go home and spend time with the kiddos... and the scale was down this morning! It's always good to see the positives! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:35:03 EST Family Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670830 I got a really good workout at the gym this morning... accomplishing all my 10K steps as I was walking out the door. After that, we went as a family to an amusement park. The kids had fun and I got another 6K steps in. Great day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463348046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ready, set, GO! <em>521</em> <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> April 1st: 264.7 <BR> April 2nd: 264.1 <BR> April 3rd: 264.6 <BR> April 4th: 262 <BR> April 5th: 261.4 <BR> April 6t... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:43:12 EST Zumba! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670177 So, I tried Zumba for the first time today... wow... did I feel uncoordinated. I wanted to try it, as everyone says they get a great burn doing it... they were right. I went to the Zumba light class and I was the youngest one there. Those old ladies (and one gent) kicked my butt. It was fun. I will be going again. I'll stick with the light until I get the hang of it. I hope that I'll feel less awkward the more I do it. <BR> <BR> I binged last night on cream cheese and bagel chips. Not my pro... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:53:16 EST Allergies perhaps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668905 I find it hard to believe that I could be sick again. My nose is stuffed and my sinuses have some pressure. I've never had allergies before, but I hear you can suddenly get them as you get older. I'm going to try to take an over the counter allergy medication and see how I feel. My throat doesn't hurt. It's all sinuses. Given that the weather is warming up and everything is in bloom, I'm guessing that's my problem. <BR> <BR> I work late tonight, as I do every Thursday, so I'm getting as much... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:05:17 EST Just another day in paradise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668280 At least I wish I was in paradise. I'm feeling like I need a vacation. Not from my routine. I'm loving that I'm on a losing streak and I find myself actually looking forward to the gym each day. I mean a vacation from work. Or at least I'm finding that I need something to look forward to and/or count down towards. When we made the decision that Jeff would stay home with the kids and we'd sell our house, we knew that month to month bills would be tight... and they are. We do live pay check to ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:26:00 EST 4.2 pounds gone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667535 My official weigh in was this morning. I lost 4.2 pounds this week! I'm definitely going to keep up with this daily weighing thing! YAY!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2031151492.jpg"> <BR> Ready, set, GO! <em>521</em> <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> April 1st: 264.7 <BR> April 2nd: 264.1 <BR> April 3rd: 264.6 <BR> April 4th: 262 <BR> April 5th: 261.4 <BR> April 6th: 261.2 <BR> April 7th: 260.3 <BR> <em>193</em> Goal: 263.7 YAY! Goal Met! <BR> April 8th: 260.5 <... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:19:07 EST Sundays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666383 I've mentioned this sooo many times, but here I am again. Sundays are the hardest days for me. My gym is only open 10-5 on Sundays and I usually work 9-6. It's by far always my least productive day workout wise. But without fail, it always ends up being my busiest day work wise, as it's the prep day for my entire week and I have lots of reports to run, etc. I walked for my full lunch break yesterday and only managed about 5K steps for the entire day. I didn't eat all of my calories, I was abo... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:22:46 EST Cheesecake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665751 So yesterday I did pretty good. I avoided nachos and cake at the birthday party. Then I got to book club. I had one small glass of white wine. Then........ I had cheesecake. Lovely. Velvety. Goodness. I. Love. Cheesecake. It put me over my calories, I knew as I was eating it and was thinking to myself "this is totally putting me over my calories for the day". Did I stop eating it? Nope. I ate it. I loved it. It was good. In the moment, that's all that mattered. It tasted good. So, I woke up t... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 14:22:30 EST Bread! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664996 I went bread crazy yesterday. I don't eat bread often. So, after getting some bagels for a gathering yesterday, I ate 3 plus cream cheese. I seriously bread binged. It was my dinner. I was still within my calories, as I had a really good burn in the morning at the gym. But still, I was worried to step on the scale this morning. But I was happy to see that the scale went down and not up. I've seem to have found my stride lately. I'm sure it's because of the extra effort I'm putting in at the g... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 11:46:03 EST Hubby is working it too! Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664247 Yesterday was a productive day for me. I got my workout in early and pushed myself enough to really feel like I accomplished a great burn. I chose good foods and stayed under my calorie goal. I drank all of my water (forgot about my green tea though). I overachieved on my step goal ending at over 13K. I was pleased with my number on the scale this morning. My positivity quote pic of today seemed fitting: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1417081505.jpg"> <BR> Ready, set... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:19:52 EST Still trucking along! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663394 I'm starting to feel better. So I'm going to skip the doctor unless I start to feel worse. I hate being sick. But I can still workout and don't feel like I'm going to pass out or anything- so I think I'm fine. I completed my full workout yesterday, accomplishing all my steps. I was under my calorie goal, but did not have the best dinner possible. I need to make better choices, just because I'm under my calorie goal does not mean I had good food. I'm also trying to focus more on my water intak... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:58:30 EST Still sick, kinked neck... but still moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662479 So, I didn't make it to the doctor yesterday. I slept away the day. I do feel a little better today. I have a horrible kink in my neck though. It made it very hard to check my blind spots as I drove to work this morning. I need to find a primary care doctor who can see me when I get sick with things like this. Right now my primary care doctor is still listed as my OBGYN, and unless you're pregnant he's hard to get in to see. So, I'm going to start my search and see who I can get in to see- ca... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:56:33 EST My daily challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661488 So here we are... April 1st... my first day of my new challenge to weigh daily. It's more of an experiment for myself more than anything... I've struggled with the ability to weigh myself daily in the past... so I'm doing a little test to see how I'll do this time around. Obviously, I'll be cognisant of my outlook and if I find it's depressing me, I'll stop. My hope and plan is that it will be a motivator and not a de-motivator for me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:18:53 EST Confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660733 I've been weighing daily... I told myself this time around I would not obsess over the scale. I had a really hard time with it when I lost 50lbs before kids... So this time around I told myself I would focus on more than the scale. So far I've done that. I measure my progress at the gym, how long I can go without stopping or how high resistance I can take. I measure my steps daily shooting for over 10k each day. I look in the mirror each morning for progress and give myself a mental high five... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:29:20 EST Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656777 I'm enjoying my consistency and finding my stops at the gym are no longer something that I have to push myself to go do... It's more like a daily routine, like showering, brushing my teeth, going to the gym... It's natural. I didn't think I'd ever get to this point. I'm glad I'm here though! <BR> <BR> I'm starting to slip on my food choices though. While I always manage to stay under my calories each day, the foods I'm filling those calories with could be healthier... I didn't have to have p... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:54:30 EST Birthday Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654983 I had to work today and we had planned a dinner party for my moms birthday. Sundays are already my least productive day of the week... Today, although busy, was not a great "health" day. I didn't get all my steps in, went way over my calories and yes... I ate cake. <BR> <BR> My kids had a fabulous time playing with their cousins and I had a fabulous time visiting with my family. It was a fun evening... But I'll definitely be working it off the rest of this week! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:57:52 EST Blogging each day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654288 Seems to be my hardest goal to achieve... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:55:33 EST Frustrating!!! Productivity... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652385 So I had yesterday off, stayed home with the kids, cleaned a lot. I had a total of 7000 steps and was really excited to go to the gym... But hubby had a lot of things he had to do. I let him know I was frustrated and really wanted to go and he made some comment about him preferring I didn't go to the gym on my days off work... Really?! I get my very best burn on the days I don't work. So I didn't end up getting to the gym yesterday... Whatever... <BR> <BR> I got up this morning at 5:00am, kn... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:57:42 EST Checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651197 Just a quick blog to check in... <BR> Over 13,000 steps, over 100 oz of water (2 cups were green tea). <BR> I stayed positive today, even at work after 2 interviews no showed. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:57:26 EST Happy St. Patricks Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649653 I doubt I'll get a chance to blog later... So here I am starting early! <BR> <BR> I had my mid month weigh in and was down to 268.8. I had to weigh in this morning for my challenge and found I'm up .2 lb. For me, it's a reminder of why I prefer not to weigh in daily. I'm having the desire to jump on tomorrow morning just to see... this can't become an obsession for me... So I need to stay focused in my other goals... <BR> <BR> Stay positive!! <BR> Drink 100oz of water daily (2 cups being gr... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:11:20 EST A loss and too much wine... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649035 So I jumped on the scale yesterday for my mid-month weigh in to see a loss of 2.3lbs. I have set my goal very reasonably at only 1lb per week, so I achieved that. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Last night we got together with my brother and sister and their spouses to have a game night, which is always fun. We've not had one in a long while. I may have drank a little too much wine. 2 glasses is usually my limit- had 3 last night and definitely feeling it this morning. I hate feeling like I'm in ... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:43:43 EST 8am to 8pm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647382 It was a very long work day of 7500 steps. I didn't make it to the gym and I'm exhausted. I will do a real blog tomorrow... Night night! Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:02:43 EST Stomach bug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645860 I've been sick since the gym yesterday. Throwing up is the worst. Had to work today, even though I was sick. Needless to say I'm way under my calories and didn't get to the gym today. Hoping to feel much better tomorrow! Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:57:24 EST Giving into cravings.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644017 So I got to work only to find something was wrong with my PC. I had a lot of things to do and a lot of meetings set up with agents and everything I needed was on my PC. Needless to say our IR department is not in on Sundays- so I had to cancel just about everything... which means it's going to be a very long and hectic week at work... <BR> <BR> Perhaps this is what set me off for giving into my cravings... before I knew it, I was pulling into the parking lot of my favorite mexican restaurant... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:02:09 EST Think before you eat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643280 I thought a lot about yesterday's binge today. I'm not trying to dwell, I'm trying to learn and understand. It took another 14000 steps... But I think I got it..... I really don't think before I eat- I think after I've ate or if I'm lucky, after a couple bites in. I need to stop and think before I eat. The only way I can ensure that happens is by logging it before I eat it. So that's my personal goal for the rest of March... Log it BEFORE I eat it. <BR> <BR> I had a good day. Took the kids t... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 00:13:52 EST Friday.... Ugh.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642523 Not a great day for eating. I had 4 slices of pizza and a Reese's peanut butter egg, 3 cups of coffee with creamer and some dessert pizza. Can you say binge? Yeah- crap day. <BR> <BR> So out of guilt or disgust or whatever, I walked and walked and walked. I really thought about why I ate all that. Self sabotage? Deprivation? Boredom? I really don't know. I wish I knew the answer. I feel like crap. I have a stomach ache and a head ache. I don't know how people eat like that every day. <BR> ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:23:33 EST Ready for daylight savings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640874 My body is ready. It's 8:41pm and I'm pooped. Feeling like I could go right to sleep. I probably won't feel the same when it's time to wake up though! <BR> <BR> I'm finding it easier to get my 10k steps each day. I need to be better about drinking my water through the day, so that I'm not chugging it in the evening. Stayed under my calories, bit high on carbs today- but low on sodium, so all is good. <BR> <BR> Kids are starting to get a little better. It's amazing what amoxicillin can do! Wed, 5 Mar 2014 22:44:44 EST Sick kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639989 Both my babes are sick. My son kept waking up saying his ear hurt. You feel so helpless when they are sick. $35 co-pay (per kid) and both are now on amoxicillin. Hopefully all will be better in a couple days. I'm super tired. <BR> <BR> Over my step goal, drank all my water, under my calories! <BR> <BR> Today I was offered a delicious peanut butter cookie dipped in chocolate and a luscious chocolate brownie. I declined both!! Take that March!! You're going down!! Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:01:21 EST Just another Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639034 I did something to my lower back. It's been bothering me today. I took ibuprofen and was going to skip the gym- but decided exercise and stretching might make it better as long as I didn't push too hard. It isn't feeling as stiff now. Guess tomorrow will tell if it's made it any better or worse. <BR> <BR> Got all my steps in. Stayed under my calories. Almost done with my water. Overall a good day! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 22:35:22 EST New Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637981 So I've joined a challenge, finally. This is the first one I've joined since coming back in January and I'm really excited for it. It's the Blooming Beauties Challenge on the DONE being a Fat Girl team. Our first mini challenge was to post a "before" pic and I just happened to take my progress pic today- so here it is... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1158398894.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:52:03 EST March 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636798 Why I thought it would be a good idea to eat at a Indian buffet the day before weigh in, is beside me. I never eat at buffets. This is certainly my reminder, that weight can be put on very quickly and takes much longer to take off. <BR> <BR> While I wasn't happy with the number on the scale today, I am happy with the progress I have made since recommitting in January! <BR> <BR> Weight: down 14.4 lbs <BR> Body Fat: down 1% <BR> BMI: down by 2.3 <BR> Progress: showing a 5.1% change <BR> <BR... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:22:59 EST Not all goes as planned... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636557 Today was simply one of those days. Was supposed to get to the gym early and forgot to set my alarm. We went to meet with an accountant to straiten out our taxes and was going to go after that- but we ended up hanging out at my Dads longer then planned. Jeff was going to dinner with his parents tonight, ironically at a restaurant right next to my gym. So we decided he'd take the kids with him and drop me at the gym while they ate. But then my 2yr old got sick in the car. So I stayed home wit... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:54:44 EST Irony... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635685 As I walked into the gym at 10 this morning, I watched as someone sat with their blinker on, waiting for "the closest possible parking spot" to the door. I couldn't help but think, wow... is this irony or what? They sat there and waited with their blinker on as a mom with three kids loaded up her mini van, strapped them all in, then finally started to pull out. Personally, I take every opportunity to get in as many steps as possible... therefore, I park as far away from the door as possible. ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:42:42 EST It's almost time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634830 The 1st is right around the corner! I can't believe how fast February has gone by. When I decided to really commit to this journey (again), I dedicated to focus on the positives of every day and every situation. I truly believe that this is the reason I've stuck with this and am still going strong. I also decided to celebrate each accomplishment and not set my goals or expectations too high. I've made progress with endurance, flexibility, and strength. My clothes are feeling looser. I've had ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:07:01 EST Sleep... It's important http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633853 So I couldn't help but notice, I was kinda cranky today. After only 4 hrs of sleep, I'm sure that's why. I made it to the gym and while on my machine going to it- I could hear a woman talking on her cell phone LOUDLY. So I ignore it, figure, she'll wrap it up soon... She's at the gym after all.... NOPE. I was on that machine for 37 minutes and she yacked the whole time. I had ear buds in- pretty loud and could still hear her. :/ <BR> <BR> Sleep... It. Is. Important. On a normal day, I would ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:54:44 EST February is flying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632980 I can not believe that we are already in the last week of February! My weigh in is on the 1st... just 5 days away. I'm hoping the scale says 264- as it would be achieving my set goal of 1 pound loss per week. But regardless of what the scale says, I know I've made progress. My pants are starting to feel a little baggy. I've come to the conclusion that I will always lose my boobs first, then my butt will start to flatten out a bit, then my legs start to slim... my stomach will take forever and... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:58:57 EST I can't. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632086 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1559994651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I used to say all the right things, but my thoughts were all wrong. Living with negativity can destroy you. Seek positives. Celebrate accomplishments. Love yourself. Make every day count. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:47:49 EST Book Club Tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631103 I am a member of a fabulous book club that meets every 5 weeks to laugh, talk, drink wine and just enjoy girl time. I look forward to it! Tonight will be fun as always. I've nearly drank all my water for the day and had a light breakfast and lunch. While I won't count as I eat tonight, I know I'm going into it with 1200 calories left for the day. I made sure to hit the gym early this morning and I'm at 9120 steps- so nearly there!! It's been a good day and it will be a fun night!!! No countin... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:45:47 EST Make the best of your situation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629725 Whatever your situation may be... try to make the best of it. While you cannot control what may happen, you can certainly control how you react. My mantra this year is positivity. While I'm not going to sit here and say my life is perfect, everything is rosey... cause it's simply not true... I will however, choose to see the positives in every day! <BR> <BR> Last night, we were freezing! The power was out from 5:30pm to 1:00am... and this had to happen on the same day that we had a crazy sno... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:36:42 EST Important tip... Never forget socks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628679 Yep... When I got off work , I headed to the gym. Got changed, went to put on my shoes and.... Duh duh duhn... No socks! And it had to happen on a day that I wore shoes to work that I don't wear with socks. So, I went to the counter to see if they sold socks. The gym sells lots of stuff- shin guards, cups, locks, shirts.... No socks!! What was I to do? I didn't have enough time to drive to the store and drive back to the gym... So.... Ew... Ew... Ew.... No sock workout. I didn't realize how s... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:48:53 EST Macaroni and Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627775 I had a major craving today for macaroni and cheese. I've not had it in months. After I finished at the gym, I had 1,000 calories left. I decided to give myself this one enjoyment. But, instead of making processed crap from a blue box- I opted to make it from scratch. Whole wheat macaroni elbows, milk, butter and cheese. Still a lot of calories- 700- but I feel better knowing it was made with organic hormone free ingredients. Man was I stuffed after only eating a little over one cup. Guess th... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:12:46 EST Life is short... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626908 We had another death in the family... My husbands uncle- whom he really didn't know. In the 17 years we've been together, I'd only met him once. Obviously some kind of falling out had happened years back that nobody talks about. It's none of my business. However, whenever someone passes, it's a reminder that our lives on this earth are precious. We cannot predict what will happen or when someone may cause a fatal accident completely out of your control. Each day should be treasured. If you'r... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:56:09 EST A better day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625886 Today was better than yesterday. I don't really enjoy Sundays, as I don't get to go to the gym. So my day feels kinda lazy. I walked when I could (while at work). Only got about half my goal of steps in... but that's pretty normal for days I don't hit the gym. I am still working on getting the rest of my water in, but I did end the night under calories. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a stressful day. We filed our taxes and because my hubby was self employed for part of the year, it was a nightmare.... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:23:36 EST Yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625443 Wasn't a great day. Hence no blog entry... It would have been full of negativity. Today is a new day! Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:37:26 EST 6.7lb loss- Happy Valentines Indeed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624328 My mid month weigh in turned out better then expected. I'm not at all complaining about a 6.7lb loss! It was a great way to start the morning!! Hopefully I can keep up the momentum for the remainder of the month.... Wait.... Let me try that again... I WILL finish the month strong. As I mentioned in my last blog, I set a very reasonable goal of just 1lb per week. So I'd be happy ending the month at 264... Two more weeks- I can do that!! Then I'll be sure to post my progress pic too! <BR> <BR>... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:36:11 EST Working late....weigh in tomorrow AM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623451 I work until midnight one night per week, usually Thursdays. So that's where this blog is brought to you from... Knowing I was going to be at work all night, I was sure to plan out my day accordingly! <BR> <BR> I got the gym done early. My left heel has been hurting a little, so no jogging for me today- did the bike instead... It was a good workout. I felt like I got a good burn today. Next a healthy lunch and then packed and tracked my dinner. It was a delicious salad with blue cheese, sli... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:57:08 EST Today felt long... But I turned it around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622720 I didn't get off of work until almost 6:00pm today and it was a long day. I definitely looked for an out on the gym, calling my hubby on the way home asking "are you sure you're okay with my going to the gym?" Bless my supportive sweetheart- who wouldn't give me an out. So... Reluctantly... I went. The parking lot was filled to the hilt. 6:30-8:30pm is the busiest time of day with tons of teenagers all over the place, all stretching space gone...it...is... CROWDED!! So I'm a bit cranky- but I... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:36:31 EST