EHERATH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EHERATH EHERATH'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/ 1 Year Down, Forever To Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772192 Well my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary this week, but boy, has it been rough. <BR> <BR> Well, it was yesterday (Monday), and Ross decided to take me to Red Lobster for lunch (my favorite) since he had to work that afternoon. Well...on the way, we blew one of our brand spankin' new tires that we just got put on this past Friday. We didn't even make it 10 miles out of town! We were both pretty discouraged after that, but we put on the donut and continued the half hour to th... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:39:10 EST Cedar Point Walk of Shame http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747733 I got back from Ohio on Wednesday night. Let me tell you...it was the worst vacation of my life. <BR> <BR> Let's just say I've been planning this vacation for months. My husband and I were going with six of our friends. We paid for our tickets and hotel and it was going to be the perfect weather for a day at Cedar Point. <BR> <BR> We left early Monday morning and prepared for the long drive to Sandusky, Ohio. It took seven hours. I was slightly peeved because I knew the toll road was going ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:38:13 EST Still Trying to Start Gaining Momentum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738576 I'm really struggling. I have not done anything productive with my health. I work, sleep, eat, and go back to work again. I don't have energy to do anything, and when I do, I don't see any progress. <BR> <BR> What can I do? Where can I get the proper support to keep me on track? <BR> <BR> I know what to do... <BR> <BR> I've done it before... <BR> <BR> Why can't I do it again???? Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:17:00 EST Why is it so much harder this time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715852 I'm facing a dilemma. <BR> <BR> When I first started Sparkpeople nearly 3 years ago, the weight just fell off. This time around, after I gained back all of my weight lost and THEN some, I'm easily discouraged at not seeing the scale move. Yes, I know weight loss is more than a number, yada yada yada, but if I don't lose weight, my doctor is going to yell at me again. <BR> <BR> I'm 296 lbs as of this morning. Two years ago, I weighed just over 200. I have NEVER been so overweight/obese. When... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:42:13 EST Post Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625076 Well, another Valentine's Day has come and gone. I was gone for work most of the day but came home to some lovely flowers, chocolates, and a homemade dinner. He worked so hard. I definitely married a keeper. Too bad I was so incredibly drained to fully appreciate it all at the time, but we made the best of our short amount of time we had together that night. <BR> <BR> In other news...my cholesterol is a tad bit elevated so the doctor is recommending a low fat diet. This is going to be diffic... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:50:49 EST January 1st Couple Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581115 Elena Ross <BR> <BR> Goal Weight: 222 Goal Weight: 200 <BR> Weight Loss: -60 Weight Loss: -28.8 <BR> <BR> January Measurements <BR> <BR> Body Fat % 46.20% Body Fat % 19.80% <BR> BMI 46.9 BMI 31.1 <BR> Weight 282.2 Weight 228.8 <BR> Waist 49.5" Waist 42" <BR> Hips 56.5" Hips 41.5" <BR> Thigh 33.5" Thigh 23" <BR> Upper Arm 19" Upper Arm 13" <BR> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 18:53:27 EST Pizza is my Downfall... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545607 Ok, so my favorite food is, of course, pizza. <BR> <BR> I crave it all the time and I could eat it everyday if I could. It's so crazy, you'd swear I was pregnant (I'm not). <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any tips to help with these cravings? <BR> <BR> I've tried Lean Pockets, Lean Cuisine Pizzas, Smart Ones Pizza Bites, but I always end up binging on them, and I'm getting sick of it because I know it's bad but I can't seem to hold myself back. <BR> <BR> I'm not a veggie pizza kind of person, ... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:27:57 EST Trial Run of Weight Watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536580 Okay... <BR> <BR> I'm kind of doing this on my own but my mother-in-law left her WW stuff at our house when they moved out. So, I decided to try it for myself. I'm on day 4 so far and it hasn't been too terrible, but I'm just hoping I can stay motivated to possibly do this long term. <BR> <BR> Has anyone had any big successes doing the Points Plus plan? Sat, 9 Nov 2013 12:52:39 EST Disappointed in Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531346 This month I have managed to lose a little weight then gain it all back and then some. In all, I gained about 4 lbs. I am not happy with this. Not at all. And yet, I still find myself eating crap. I need to be more mindful of what I am eating. Any suggestions? Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:30:05 EST Not a Great Week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520796 Ashamed of myself for not sticking to the plan. <BR> <BR> I have overeaten. Not exercised to my potential. Not cared. <BR> <BR> How am I already giving up? Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:29:50 EST Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511878 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Just letting everyone know that I'm feeling good about my weigh-in next week. I've been doing pretty well at getting my walks in and keeping track of my food even if it's not the greatest on some days. <BR> <BR> I did get the Wii Fit set back up. My cat chewed through the motion sensor cord so we got a new wireless one, so hopefully I can get started back up on that. <BR> <BR> So far, I'm feeling pretty positive. I've got my goals all set and I'm ready to go! Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:03:19 EST Weigh In Tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508023 Just a little nervous about my weigh-in tomorrow... <BR> <BR> I am at my very heaviest right now. I had managed to lose 50 lbs. when I joined SparkPeople but managed to gain it all back and then some. I'm trying to stay motivated but there's just been a lot going on. <BR> <BR> My wedding...my parents' divorce...my new job. <BR> <BR> I just need to get back on track. I need to find the support that's going to help me keep with the program. I can't give up on myself. <BR> <BR> My husband an... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 13:29:23 EST Rough Times + Wedding=Gain Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460127 It really has not been working out the greatest. <BR> <BR> I have been lazy. Unkept. Unfocused. Selfish. You name it. <BR> <BR> I am now at the heaviest I have ever been...around 265 pounds. You heard that right. Two hundred and sixty five pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm upset... <BR> <BR> I need encouraged and I need to get up and move. <BR> <BR> There is so much drama in my life that I was put on anti-depressants. My parents are divorcing. My mom moved out. My sisters are caught in the middle. I... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:30:20 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 2 Day 2-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355786 There isn't much else to say other than it's been a hell of a week. Lots of crazy stress and drama going on. No workouts. Here's the food journal. I ate horribly. <BR> <BR> Food Journal <BR> Week 2 Day 2 <BR> Date: 5/11/2013 <BR> <BR> What did you eat for breakfast? <BR> Denny’s blueberry pancake breakfast <BR> <BR> Calories: 960 <BR> <BR> What did you eat for lunch? <BR> Spicy chicken and a wildberry smoothie <BR> <BR> Calories: 660 <BR> <BR> What did you have for a snack? <BR> None <... Mon, 13 May 2013 23:39:21 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 2 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352588 Another day... <BR> <BR> Well, in other news. Now that the key people know of the situation, I can share it. This week, after my graduation, my mother had a mental breakdown. Monday night/Tuesday morning, my father, a friend of my mom's, and I began the process of admitting her into a mental ward. <BR> <BR> It was a very traumatizing experience for me. I had stayed up to prepare for starting my 3rd shift job Monday night so I managed to stay up till 6 am Monday morning. At 8 am I received a... Fri, 10 May 2013 21:47:51 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 1 Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351151 Had an interview today at Speedway! It went really well. For some reason, I turn into "funny girl" during interviews, but it seems to help at least. <BR> <BR> I had Subway again for lunch and plan on eating a frozen dinner tonight. Tonight is also my night "off" from working out. Even though I haven't worked out everyday this week, I'm still trying to keep with the schedule. Workout 1 of Phase 1 then tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Here's my food journal! <BR> <BR> Food Journal <BR> Week 1 Day 7 <BR>... Thu, 9 May 2013 15:46:47 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 1 Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349925 Another rough day. <BR> <BR> Ended up not doing my workout last night. I am supposed to do Cardio 1 tonight, and I plan on completing that by dinner. <BR> <BR> I finally got my first full night of sleep since waking up Sunday morning. It felt nice. <BR> <BR> I am still quite mentally and physically exhausted though with everything that has happened the last few days. I still need a lot of prayer. I'm going to need a lot of recovery after everything. Just wish I could see the light at the ... Wed, 8 May 2013 14:05:00 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 1 Day 4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349174 These past couple of days have been rough personally. I can't really get into it on here because there are people who cannot find out what's going on until later. Let's just say it hasn't been easy and I have not even thought about Jillian. I've still been keeping track of my food, but I missed yesterday's workout. Still trying to get the motivation to do today's workout however. That means I have worked out on Days 1, 3, and 5 so far, and have missed Days 2 and 4. <BR> <BR> Please pray for ... Tue, 7 May 2013 22:19:54 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 1 Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346945 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> Today was not so good for me. I just ate a bunch of junk. Literally...junk. Jillian just makes me want to binge so bad, but I am going to post the results anyways because if I hide it, I'll ignore that I have a problem. <BR> <BR> You may be wondering, also, why I am up at 3:30 in the morning. Well, I start working 3rd shift tomorrow night and am trying to adjust my sleep schedule accordingly. Around 11 p.m. I did my workout for the day: Phase 1 Workout 1. It went pr... Mon, 6 May 2013 04:27:03 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 1 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345562 Well, I am a college graduate! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l836801981.jpg"> <BR> Me being cheesy...of course <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l368776659.jpg"> <BR> My fiance, Ross, and I <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2143524223.jpg"> <BR> My parents and I <BR> <BR> This has been a long time coming and there have been a lot of ups and downs and in-betweens, but I made it to graduation day in one pi... Sat, 4 May 2013 18:52:23 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 1 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344485 Jillian Michaels Body Revolution <BR> <BR> Chart Your Progress Start: <BR> <BR> Date: 5/3/2013 <BR> <BR> Weight: 249.8 pounds <BR> Upper chest (1” below armpit): 42” <BR> Bust (fullest measurement): 44.5” <BR> Midriff (1” below bottom of breast): 40.5” <BR> Upper arm (2” below armpit): 16” <BR> Waist (smallest measurement): 45” <BR> Upper hip (3” below waist): 51.5” <BR> Lower hip (fullest measurement): 52 “ <BR> Upper thigh (1” below groin): 32” <BR> Mid thigh (fullest measurement): 27.5... Fri, 3 May 2013 14:21:29 EST Been awhile... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324318 Yup. <BR> <BR> I have no idea where to even start at this point. Things have been pretty hectic here at school, but I am just a few short weeks from graduation. I'm ready to do this thing! <BR> <BR> Well, I have felt very discouraged lately about working out. I recently started training for a 5K again, but have not lost any weight. It seems that even though I work out so much, I can't seem to lose anything. This is what is so heartbreaking for me. <BR> <BR> We are getting so close to the w... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:49:55 EST Daily Realizations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205513 Today I have realized that weekends ruin me. <BR> <BR> I totally get off my diet and binge horribly...especially when I go home for the weekend. <BR> <BR> I did manage to go on a few walks with Ross or by myself which is a huge plus. Ross even helped me do some sit-ups and push-ups. <BR> <BR> I just feel really down, but I am also ready to hit the gym when I get back to school. <BR> <BR> Binging on unhealthy food does NOT make me feel better. It makes me feel worse... <BR> <BR> <img src... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:18:37 EST Daily Realizations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201221 I have worked out three days in a row, and these have been pretty intense workouts. <BR> <BR> Every time I have left the gym, I am DRENCHED! Seriously! <BR> <BR> I have been exhausted lately, but every time I work out I feel better. I'm trying to stay within my calorie, but am not sure I am actually consuming enough calories for how much I am working out. It also might be a sleep issue since I am adjusting to my new sleep schedule for the semester. <BR> <BR> Anyways, overall it was a good ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:34:19 EST Daily Realizations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199447 Wow. <BR> <BR> I worked out TWICE today. It's crazy, but I actually didn't mind it! <BR> <BR> Before class, I went to work out for about 45 minutes and to get a better feel for the new fitness center on campus. <BR> <BR> Then around 6 p.m., one of my friends asked me if I was going to work out tonight because she was on her way. Well, I went and joined her! <BR> <BR> I did a half hour on some sort of skiing machine, then 25 minutes on the stationary bike. It was pretty intense and I defin... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 20:42:37 EST Daily Realizations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197504 Today I realized I can get back on track. <BR> <BR> I went to our school's NEW fitness center and got on the elliptical without fear and I made it through the whole half hour! <BR> <BR> I have come across so many new tools within the last few days--myfitnesspal, the fitness machine weight-loss program, and I can finally link my SparkPeople and FitBit accounts! <BR> <BR> So many resources! Losing weight is feeling exciting again! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:51:43 EST First Month's Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193480 Okay. I'm ready to do this! <BR> <BR> I just downloaded the MyFitnessPal app on my phone, and there is no way I can't keep track of my fitness and calories. All of these apps (fitbit, sparkpeople, and myfitnesspal) are linked to each other to keep be better on track. <BR> <BR> I am planning to do a weekly weigh-in every Saturday morning as soon as I wake up, and according to MFP, I need to lose 10 lbs. by February 9th in order to keep with my goal of losing 50 lbs. by the wedding. <BR> <BR... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:12:57 EST I Gave Up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192404 Yes, I just said those dreaded words. I gave up. <BR> <BR> I gave up on myself. <BR> I gave up on Sparkpeople. <BR> I gave up on you. <BR> I gave up on the people who supported me most. <BR> <BR> I haven't been on Sparkpeople in months. Literally...MONTHS! <BR> <BR> Things have gotten me down, and I LET them get me down. I let the world take over me and my body. I let the bad things take control. <BR> <BR> For over a year now, I have had GI problems. I went to my family doctor a few time... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:32:10 EST FitBit Ultra, July Goals, and a Doctor's Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957342 Fun stuff right there! <BR> <BR> Well, it's been awhile. What can I say? I have been depressed about my weight. I have some serious health issues going on, and I've been under a lot of stress at work. Something is up with me, and I'm out of my groove. <BR> <BR> I haven't lose ANY weight in 9 months. In fact, I've gained 20 lbs. officially. What's really concerning is I've gained 10 lbs. in nearly two weeks time. This may have something to do with my health issues which I'll explain later. ... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 00:15:02 EST Fitness Post Test Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849837 Beginning of the year: <BR> Pretest results- <BR> 6 push ups <BR> 30 situps <BR> 1.5 miles in 17 min 46 sec <BR> <BR> Mid-semester results- <BR> 23 push ups <BR> 35 situps <BR> 1.5 miles in 17 min 21 sec <BR> <BR> End of the year: <BR> Posttest results- <BR> 34 pushups <BR> 38 situps <BR> 1.5 miles in 15 min 31 sec <BR> <BR> Now that I am finished, I am happily eating some baked sweet potato fries, and relishing in my achievement! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:24:08 EST Need to Get Back on Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830997 Okay...so I have definitely lost my way. <BR> <BR> I have gained nearly 10 lbs, and I am just sick of it. I had been on a plateau for months, and I guess I just got way too discouraged. Luckily, I've been keeping my calories down the past couple of days, but I definitely need to stay on track. <BR> <BR> Good news is, though, I did run a 5K about 2 weeks ago here at my school, and I'm thinking about running the Glow Run here led by college students here on campus. I've also been keeping up ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:32:32 EST Physical Improvement Mid-Semester Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765321 Beginning of Semester: <BR> <BR> 30 situps <BR> 6 pushups <BR> 1.5 miles in 17 min 46 sec <BR> <BR> Mid-Semester: <BR> <BR> 35 situps <BR> 23 pushups <BR> 1.5 miles in 17 min 21 sec Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:40:57 EST I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738954 So yes, it's true! I am finally engaged to my man of 3 years!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l972862665.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I really couldn't be happier right now, but I've got a LONG time to plan. <BR> <BR> September 1, 2013!!! <BR> <BR> That should definitely give me enough time to get rid of the weight and look for a BEAUTIFUL wedding dress. :D Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:35:22 EST Washington D.C. with pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4721044 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23125210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yup! That is me in front of my future house! HAHA. Oh well, I can dream can't I? <BR> <BR> Last week was pretty amazing for me. I haven't been to D.C. since the Clinton Administration, so I thought it was time to head back. <BR> <BR> Last fall, I took the opportunity to head to D.C. to attend a Christian Student Leadership Conference. I put down $800 out of my car savings, and was excited and nervous to take a tr... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 20:49:33 EST Pretest Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4687553 Well here are my results from today's Wellness Pretest. <BR> <BR> 30 situps for 1 minute <BR> 6 pushups for 1 minute <BR> 1.5 mile run for 17 minutes and 46 seconds. <BR> <BR> Overall, I reached my personal goals for the test except for the pushups, of course. I was hoping for 10, but I just couldn't do it. I would get myself down to the 90 degree point, and I couldn't push myself back up. <BR> <BR> I was hoping for at least 25 situps and 1.5 miles in less than 18 minutes, which I met, so ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:08:55 EST Ehh...A Whole Lot of Nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4685306 Well, tomorrow I do my pretest for my Wellness (P.E.) class, and I'm kind of nervous. This is the test where I have to see how many push-ups and sit-ups I can do in a minute, and I also have to run 1.5 miles. <BR> <BR> Granted, this pretest means nothing until the end of the year which is where I see how much I improve from the beginning of the year, but either way, I'm still nervous. <BR> <BR> I've also just got a lot on my mind right now with relationships, school, family, and all sorts o... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:16:29 EST Ruby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678993 So I have been watching Ruby episodes all day on Netflix whenever I could get the chance, and her story is truly amazing, but it makes me wish that I had the money to hire a team of professionals to help her shed the pounds. I don't see it as being all that fair, but I have nothing against her. She seems to be an amazing person, and I see a lot of myself and my struggles in her challenge. <BR> <BR> I started watching this because it hasn't really been the best week for me. I binged on more t... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:29:14 EST Blech! Ashamed of Myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4660898 Well, I am sitting on my bed in a candlelit room, all by myself, while my boyfriend nerd rages over Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. Ugh. I am so disappointed in myself for my eating habits the last couple of days. <BR> <BR> Well, I went to the doctor's office yesterday and I was hoping for a clean bill of health, but instead he put me on this bland diet for another three months, and trust me, it SUCKS. He was like, "well, it will be good for you not to eat these foods anyway." That's probabl... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 23:22:03 EST Lazy Day??? Nahhhh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652461 Well, today was the day that I wasn't going to set the alarm because today, after all, was my first day when I could actually nothing. <BR> <BR> So far during my break, I've had 5 Christmas commitments along with keeping up with the boyfriend. One of my commitments had me in Indiana for a few days and the other commitments kept me busy a day at a time. I just finished my last Christmas celebration yesterday at my grandparents' house, and I had a lot of fun, but I wish my boyfriend had been t... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 21:06:49 EST 30DS, Notre Dame Women's Basketball, and FOOD!! (w/pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4642530 Boy, it's been a pretty busy break thus far. As some of you may know, my boyfriend and I started doing the 30 Day Shred together to help him start to get fit for his future career. So far, we are on Day 12, but I've had to do the last few days by myself since I'm in Indiana with my grandparents. Bad news is, Ross has already missed a day. Gosh darn it! At least, I'm still in the game! :) <BR> <BR> Well, I came to Elkhart, IN on Monday to spend the week with my grandparents, and it's been pre... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:08:35 EST 30DS Times 2 (Day 1-7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636287 Well, my boyfriend and I completed Day 7 of the 30DS today, and I'm thankful that it's getting easier. My butt no longer hurts which is amazing, but I am starting to feel the competition between my boyfriend and I. <BR> <BR> So far, he's lost 5 lbs. and I've lost a little over 2, and I'm the one who's doing both the Wii Fit AND the 30DS. He's just doing Jillian for now...I'm really proud of him, but it makes me want to work even harder to catch up to him. I think he's really starting to like... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:02:22 EST 30DS (with the boyfriend! Yay!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4630150 Okie Dokie then... <BR> <BR> Ross (my boyfriend) has finally mustered up the courage to get fit, and what better way to get him into shape than through good ol' Jillian? Yesterday was Day 1, and tonight he is coming over after work to do Day 2. <BR> <BR> It was really funny because he couldn't make it through most of the moves. He couldn't even do a pushup. Oh well. He will get better as time goes on. After all, he hasn't really worked out since high school which was almost 4 years ago. I ... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:03:58 EST End of the Semester is Coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4612550 Hi Ya'll. <BR> <BR> I'm losing the motivation. It's been a fairly productive day, but the end is near, and I'm losing the motivation to get off my butt and to not eat the junk food. Over the last couple of weeks I've gained about five pounds or more, and I've felt pretty miserable. There were multiple days last week where I ate over 3000 calories, and it was just horrible. <BR> <BR> One of my roommates younger brothers died and I lost a lot of sleep over that, so I ate my feelings. We went ... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:56:21 EST Fat Intolerance?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4601476 So this is going to be a yucky blog. <BR> <BR> For the past few weeks, I haven't been eating all that great on the weekends. For example, burgers, pizza, and junk food. Every time I've eaten these things, I always get sick in the wee hours of the morning (around 2 a.m.). <BR> <BR> My counselor thought it might be a gluten allergy. I had never really thought about it before because I have never had this issue before. I was getting sick MORE sick after eating pizza. <BR> <BR> Well, I am stil... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:39:37 EST When Will it End???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584341 So seriously...everything in my classes is due this week until Thanksgiving break. It's really insane because I have BIG stuff due in all of my classes tomorrow. <BR> <BR> In my 8 a.m. class I have a paper and oral presentation due. <BR> In my 10:30 a.m. class I have a quiz/test. <BR> In my 12 p.m. class I have a 15-22 minute presentation. <BR> Then I work until 3:30 and have more work at 6. <BR> <BR> I had a math test today which I panicked over because my graphing calculator decided to fr... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:53:32 EST Spiritual Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4575285 It has been a rough couple of years, and this one has been rough especially. With all that has been going on or what has become a part of my past, I've lost my way on my spiritual path. <BR> <BR> I don't know if I believe in God or not, and if I do, I don't even know if I want to continue that relationship. <BR> <BR> Growing up a preacher's kid, I never felt an unconditional love from my own parents, and I don't even know what that feels like. <BR> <BR> Please hear me out. Since I've been... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 20:51:12 EST 5KKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!! (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568535 Yup, I actually did it. I complete a 5K--my first. <BR> <BR> Better yet, I RAN THE ENTIRE THING. <BR> <BR> Yup, I'm pretty darn proud of myself! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211445530.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l133134213.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l904530536.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922733912.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 15:54:33 EST Lack of Energy and it SUCKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565701 I really have no idea what is going on with my body this week, and it's really starting to get the best of me. <BR> <BR> Last weekend, I celebrated my birthday, and maybe my body is trying to adjust to the lack of junk food in my body. I really don't know. <BR> <BR> What I DO know is that I'm extremely tired. I look like a vampire. My knees hurt, my eyeballs hurt, and I just want to sleep all day. I don't drink coffee or soda, but I haven't had either for a long time so it can't be a caffei... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 21:20:14 EST Rough Start to the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4553312 So this is the week I turn 21, and it just hasn't been all that great so far. Yes, I got what I'm supposed to do done, but I just haven't been feeling all the greatest about everything. <BR> <BR> I don't know what my problem is...I've just been dissatisfied--with work, with exercising, with eating, with school, just everything in general. You would think that I'd be pretty excited for this week, and I am--sorta. <BR> <BR> Well, I didn't want to run on Sunday, but I did anyway. My knee is re... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:10:51 EST My Reasons with Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4542299 Diabetes. Fertility. Looking Good. Clothes that FIT. Being able to LIVE. <BR> <BR> So yeah, these are some of the reasons why I am choosing to lose the weight. I kind of needed some more motivation after already attempting my 100 lb. weight loss journey for over a year now, and I know I'm doing alright, but there's still a hint of discouragement in my mind. <BR> <BR> Diabetes <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l20642557.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone in my family has d... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:44:48 EST