ELLIOTT311's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELLIOTT311 ELLIOTT311'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/ Trying to get back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196081 Lately I've been feeling a bit blah. If blah is even a word to describe how I've been. It's like no matter what I eat or when I eat I just feel like crap (physically) afterwards. Now some of you might be tinkering on the idea of the flu, but I'm not sure that a flu lasts for almost a month. I guess I'm not sure what to do. I don't go back to the doctor for my annual check up for another month or so. I don't know if this would be something that is so important for me to make an appointment soo... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:24:57 EST Getting Back Into My Groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095740 Today I worked out for the first time in a few weeks. I did the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD, and it was exhausting. I'm glad it pushed myself to work out because I need to get back into doing it every day. As time goes on it will get a bit easier. I just wanted to let everyone know that I feel a lot better after working out again. Fingers crossed that I find the motivation to do it tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>362</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:53:16 EST I've lost all since of reality. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079618 I just moved out here to Washington, and leaving my family behind was the biggest mistake ever. I did everything with them. I even still lived with my parents because it was a comfort. When my parents left at the airport I lost it. I cried in the car on the way to my house. I tried cleaning to keep my mind off of things, but that didn't work. (Let me tell you that cleaning up after 3 guys is one tough job). I tried watching some comedy movies, but that only made things worse. I cried going to... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:04:49 EST Getting ready to move is making me careless. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069405 I've been packing quite a bit of my stuff in order to be ready for my big move to Washington. I just feel like I've been doing all of this on my own. My dad has brought home boxes for me to use, and my mom has a helped minimally. I know that it is hard on them to see their baby leave the nest, but it's something that I've wanted to do all my life. Ever since I was a little girl I would tell my mom that I was going to move out of Indiana. I was going to live in this country, that state, or the... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:52:59 EST My favorite trainer is back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045909 After the recent news that Biggest Loser was having Jillian Michaels back on as a trainer I was jumping for joy. She is my favorite kick butt person. She motivates me to be my best and not give up. Unless you faint, puke, or die keep moving. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 17:15:39 EST I bought new boots. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036383 I went to the shoe store today in hopes of finding a new pair of boots with a small heel on them. Sometimes I get down about buying a new pair because most of them are too small to fit around my calves. 4 years of dance in High School has done this to me. Well, I found a pair that looked amazing and had just enough heel for me to handle. I was nervous about trying them on because I didn't want to be let down when I couldn't get them fully zipped. I put one on and slowly started to pull up the... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:26:04 EST Making Strides http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033873 I cleaned out part of my closet today. I've been disposing of items that I don't need/want anymore. This afternoon I removed quite a few pairs of shoes. It was a bit rough because I hate to see many of them go. I have a love for shoes, so I'm sure it won't be long before I fill a new closet back up. The thing is is that I have to downsize all of my stuff before I move to Washington. I won't have a ton of room for my clothes and shoes at first, so there's no point in keeping the items that I d... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:03:31 EST Why does this happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032387 Every time I take a nap I always wake up with a headache, and it always last for the rest of the day. Sometimes I dread going to sleep at night because it makes it worse the next day. It doesn't matter how long I nap, where I nap, what I ate or drank before I always get a headache. What causes this? I've read many sites online and all have said the same thing, but it doesn't really give a clear cut answer. Sites say that I might be dehydrated or stressed. I don't call drinking 2 bottles of wa... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:35:44 EST Things are falling into place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025292 I can hardly believe that I am taking one step closer to my dream. At the end of September I will be moving from Indiana to Washington. I know it's a big move, but I've always dreamt of living on the West coast. My best friend lives out there, so it's not like I won't know anyone. I have a room that I will be renting for a short period of time until I can find a place of my own. I'm excited to be starting this new chapter in my life. It will be hard to leave a lot of my family and friends her... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:23:30 EST My Dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016896 Dreams are goals that we set for ourselves and hope that one day we reach them. The bigger the dream the better. If you set out a goal and someone tells you that you'll never reach that then you know that you have found your perfect dream. Prove them wrong. Do what you set out to. <BR> <BR> My dream is to work behind the scenes doing makeup and hair for a while. Then eventually I want to own a little bakery where we specialize in small desserts, candies, and pastries. I want to buy a beauti... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:18:10 EST It's official http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012714 I am now a licensed cosmetologist in 2 states. My Washington state license came in. I feel a huge relief off my shoulders. Now only to get the ball rolling on moving out there. My dad wants me to wait 6 months, but I don't want to wait that long. He even tried to bribe me with a car trade. Trade my SUV for my mom's more fuel efficient car. I turned down the offer. As much as I would love a better car, I won't wait 6 months. Anyways, I'm glad about the license and ready to start a new chapter ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:08:42 EST Short but Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009893 I found my Pat Benatar Vinyl today! My day can't get any better! Well, unless for some reason Miss Benatar were to show up at my front door. Haha. Sorry this is short, but I just wanted to share the joy with everyone else. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:07:00 EST I had the most amazing night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007992 Yesterday I was on my way to my parents' office when Don't Stop Believing by Journey came on the radio. The dj said that there were still tickets available for their concert later that evening. I walked into my mom's office and told her about it. I was thinking that it would be a laugh and nothing more. She became interested in prices for seating. I looked them up and it was going to cost $200 for lower level seats, $160 for second level, and $100 for third level. Then my mom proceeded to pu... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:59:29 EST Sticking Up For What I believe In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998819 In light of recent news about a certain fast food chain I am here to express my opinion. I support same-sex marriage. I always have and always will. I was raised Catholic, but that has not changed my views on this whole topic, ever. I have the right to think however I want, and so does everyone else including this particular fast food company. I also have the right to withdrawal my support as a customer to this company. To be honest, it would be better for my health anyway. Anyway, I say equa... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 23:26:26 EST I Gave In and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996847 felt disgusted. Yesterday, I stopped by McDonald's because I had done so well and wanted to reward myself. Well, I had been craving one of their chicken sandwiches. I haven't had one in years. I thought that it was going to be delicious, but I was shocked. The chicken was little and over cooked. Plus, some of it was tough. I never could remember why I stopped eating the chicken there and now I know. I wasted my money. It wasn't worth it. I learned my lesson. I will just have to find a healthi... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 18:24:22 EST 3 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4993810 I've had a headache for the past 3 days. I'm not sure what the deal is, but I'm almost certain the heat has been a big factor. Sometimes I just want to sleep and others I don't because I know that too much sleep makes it worse. On top of the headache I've had a bad toothache. I went to the dentist today, and there isn't a cavity...that's a plus. I've been referred to an Endodontist and they will be able to tell what's wrong. The main problem is that I have to wait 3 weeks to see them. Why doe... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:24:42 EST Olympic Fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991990 Yes, I have Olympic fever. I can't stop watching it on tv. My favorite sport is Gymnastics. I've stuck with it since 1996..the Magnificent Seven, which happened to be my favorite gymnastics team. It's impressive that all countries can set aside their differences in order to compete in such a wonderful spectacle. Minus, the small set back with the North Korean soccer team. I'm off to make some delicious cupcakes. GO TEAM USA! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Izzy <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:48:17 EST Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988119 As of today I have lost 5 pounds. Life is great! It has taken a bit of time to actually shed these 5 pounds, but I don't expect to lose everything I want to overnight. It will take time, and I'm ready to accept that. As long as I take the steps to get healthier I will be successful. Now, only if I can get on a better sleep schedule. Ever since I came back home from Seattle I've been staying up late and sleeping in. I guess I'm preparing myself for moving out there, but I can do that once I ge... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:25:21 EST I made... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987053 The best dinner ever tonight. <em>4</em> I slow cooked ribs in the oven, and by the time I was going to throw them on the grill for a few minutes they were already falling off the bone. We also had acorn squash and corn to go along with the meat. Not a bad dinner I would say. It seems like everything I make to eat these days my dad has to say, "I wish you would of stayed into culinary." Really dad? I know how much you would of loved to see me doing something like that, but I couldn't see my... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:27:39 EST One step closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985616 I feel very accomplished today, and I brought a lot of people with me in my success. This includes my mother. Filled out a job application and sent it in...fingers crossed that something good comes out of it even if it is just a temporary deal. Sent in my application for a cosmetology license in the state of Washington. Let's pray that they approve me, so I can move out there and get to my dream future. Sorry this is so short, but I just wanted to write something down before I got off for the... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:59:07 EST Getting Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984145 There are days where I can think of a million ways to work out and have fun, but then somehow I never get around to doing any of them. I need to stop making excuses for why I don't get up and move more. I've started to change my diet, and have lost 3 pounds so far. I just need to add in more exercise. I have a pool and want to swim laps, but sometimes the water is too cold. I have a bike that is always eager to hit up the trail by my house, but then it's too hot out. I love running, but still... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:30:41 EST Clean House http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958172 Hello Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? Me, I'm great. A little sweaty though because I cleaned my house. I would rather clean it than have some random maids come in. Let me explain. My mother thinks that it is better to hire a maid service to come clean our house once every other week than for her to do it. My dad and I can't stand to have them come in. I would rather do the job myself. I also hate it if they come while I am home. I feel so awkward, so I convince my mom that I... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:17:18 EST The 4th wiped me out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956435 Hello Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. I know I sure did. It was a great day to swim, play games, and spend time with family and friends. The food was great and my glass was always full...with water. You see, I'm on an antibiotic for the week because I have a bacterial infection. Yuck! I didn't get to partake in any of the adult drinking. Why is it though that I feel like I've been hit by a freight train today? I have a headache, and I feel groggy. Was it... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:11:59 EST Not My First Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954250 Hey Everyone. I'm not new to Sparkpeople, but I felt the need to start fresh. I created a new page to help create a new me. I think that cutting out the bad influences in my life will give me the new start that I'm looking for. I hope to lose quite a few pounds along my new journey, so any help and motivation would be great. I'm out for now. <BR> <BR> Elizabeth Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:15:15 EST