ELLIERAE03's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELLIERAE03 ELLIERAE03'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/ Back again, time for a second chance... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490241 I'm back again... the same weight I was at this time last year, with the same goal in mind... except kind of different. <BR> Since last year, I moved to the great state of Washington and my sister is also engaged! I met a really wonderful man up here and I'd like to be the best I can be for him, and I'd also like to look like a star at my sisters wedding (without looking better than her, of course) which he is also my date for that. <BR> I want to be 2 dress sizes smaller and lose about... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:17:24 EST First Day of the Rest of My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091108 This is it! My diet starts back up again today! My sons fathers birthday was yesterday so of course we went out to eat with his family, which my diet didn't appreciate. However, it was a good time with some good food so I'll let that one slide. My "no drinking for 2 weeks at a time" starts today. I'm only 22, so that's what most people my age are doing when I get a chance to go out. I've been keeping up with my exercise, and now I just need to start tracking my food religiuosly like I was doi... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 10:22:45 EST Gettin' My Head in the Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088800 The past couple weeks have been hectic at work and in life in general, so my mind hasn't totally been preoccupied with my weight loss, like it should be. People don't realize how hard this can be! I've lost 7 pounds already though, which I'm proud of, and I don't want to stop there so I need to get back in focus and concentrate on my lifestyle change. I'd also like to quit smoking, for my son and my life altogether. We've been buying a lot of fruits and vegetable lately so that's a good chang... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 09:38:34 EST Bummed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077404 It's the end of the month so rent and all the other exciting bills are due so that leaves me with no money to buy food or go to the gym. It sucks when healthy food is so much more expensive than the unhealthy food. I've been trying to find ways around it but for now I'm doing my best. I really need to get a budget or something started so I can see where all my darn money goes every month! Maybe next month will be a little more organized? I'll just go with that. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:12:39 EST Woot Woot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070301 I got off work a little early yesterday which was a little unexpected so I used some of my (secretly) extra time to go work out. Since I had a few hours to spare I did a test day to see how hard I could push myself. I drank a 5 hr energy and went to the gym and surprisingly enough I did two 13-minute miles! When I pulled into the parking lot I said to myself, "let's try and do a 14 minute mile", but I went farther than I expected to go! I also did some intense strength training after and I fe... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:50:37 EST Feelin' Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068070 Although my day at work hasn't been so uplifting, I've been eating healthy and I'm proud to say I did 60ish flights of stairs on the stairstepper last night, 25 min of strength training, then 10 min on the treadmill and I'm not even sore today! Looks like I'm going to have to push a little harder at the gym... although I think I'll just do a little at-home cardio tonight, work has just exhausted me today! Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:45:31 EST Disaster Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066566 I so, completely, entirely, destroyed my diet this weekend. I broke up with my boyfriend, then the monthly friend came without even a knock on the door. I gained 2 pounds, but that's okay... I'm ready to start this up again and get movin. I have a goal set in mind and I'd like to keep it there so I've been trying for the past couple days to get back on track. This whole weight loss thing is a complete rollercoaster, much like my emotions at this point. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:14:45 EST Here it comes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058850 Tonight I'll be going out with some friends. Of course alcohol will be involved so I'm hoping I don't drink too much and ruin my work for the week. I went to go work out last night but Nathan (my son) apparently didn't stop crying the whole time in the KidsClub so one of the girls had to come get me and I had to stop my workout ($4 for 20 min at the gym? I should have gotten a refund!). I was pretty bummed, because of how excited I was about running the day before; I wanted to see if I could ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:55:36 EST *TURNED that Frown Upside Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057982 Yesterday, after work, I picked up my son from daycare, when home and changed, then we straight to the gym. I drank a 5 hr energry before I got there to give me some pep in my step after a long day at work and to my surprise I ran faster and farther than I have in quite a while! It may not seem like much to some people, but I ran two 15-minute miles, 20 minutes of strength training, then 10 minutes on the stair stepper for a cool down. I felt so wonderful when I got home, I've even lost anoth... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:40:33 EST Turn that frown upside-down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055793 Well, I'll start this off with, I was supposed to work out yesterday, but I didn't. I get in these streaks of working out every day but I give myself one day of rest and then I don't feel like going back! Don't get me wrong, I love to work out. I love that it's improving my body, my endurance, and just making me feel better about myself altogether, but it's GETTING to the gym that's the problem sometimes. My day wasn't completely wasted, I spent a good time cleaning (although I didn't get eve... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:07:20 EST Time for a U-turn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052209 I've been doing so well on my diet and exercise plan, the other night threw me off a little bit and I'll admit that I went a little over on my calories last night also but overall I think I've been doing pretty well. I've lost 4 more pounds (yay go me!) and I'm super excited about it. <BR> I'm trying to get my mind healthier also, so I'm keeping up with the daily "pep talk" and trying to be optimistic in daily obstacles. <BR> The support of SparkPeople has really helped though, I'm so very t... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:31:59 EST Discouraged... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050828 Last night I decided to go through my closet and try on clothes that haven't fit to see if they fit better to get some motivation out of me. I tried on shirt after shirt, noticing the difference and smiling at myself while I did a little dance in the mirror. I was proud of myself and excited to see the changes that have been happening to my body... HOWEVER... <BR> I decided to go to the gym and that's when the moment of happiness wore off and I got all sad again about my body. I put on my gym... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:42:30 EST