EVANSPROUDMAMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EVANSPROUDMAMA EVANSPROUDMAMA'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/ Bri's Flab to Fab Challange (April 25th- May 21st 2011) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4189427 Good Morning Sparkers :) <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a hoppy easter <em>452</em> and hopefully not to much <em>494</em> , I know I ate way to much yummy stuff! I was almost in a food coma yesterday! My mom made a joke at me and said you can tell that I never eat by the way I was scarfing down my marshmellow fruit salad lol I mean it was my cheat day so I think I deserve it hehe, anyway to get on with the point of my blog. I am offically challanging myself, I wanted to think of a catchy ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:59:00 EST Clawing my way to 160 (with Pic.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4151812 Good Morning Spark people :) <BR> <BR> Since I have rejoined spark I have been making slow but steady progress and am doing pretty good with tracking my calories and eating only nutritious foods however exercise has been a struggling point for me. It is odd because since I'm down 40 sum pounds working out comes easier to my body but its just getting my mind to get up a go that is the problem. This week I have managed to workout (for at least 30mins) every day but Wed. and am pretty proud of ... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 13:02:22 EST Im back and ready to lose the second half of my weight (wth pic.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4107811 Hello all my <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> I have missed spark oh so much! It has been about a month since I posted a blog and a good three weeks since I was active on this site, alot has happend since than and I have now found the motivation and some pretty good reasons for getting back on track and losing the rest of my weight for good! The first is I would really like to be able to chase my son around the park with out feeling my tummy jiggle <em>246</em> ! Losing 30 LBS has already given me ... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:35:03 EST 28 LBS and counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016803 HEllo all my <em>223</em> and Happy Valentines Day <em>26</em> ! This morning I gave myself a little V-Day present Woot Woot <em>246</em> . I am now offically in the 160's! and only 8 LBS away from being the weight I was right before I was preggo with my little man! I am sorry for my inactivity on the site the past few days, I got hit with a monster sinus cold and have been litterally sleeping all weekend but I had to get on really quick and blog about my exciting news! From today I have ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:14:12 EST Im Wearing What???? (With Pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3990277 So today is another good day! Today my waiste feels small and my smile is giant! Today my skin is glowing (with no makeup on thank you very much) and my jeans are to big on me! Today my face is slim and my hair is working for me <em>224</em> <BR> Last night I didnt get to do Yoga Meltdown as planned because my little guy kept trying to climb under and on me while I worked out however I did squeeze in sets of crunches, Pilates 100 hundred and the V sit (Pilates moves with resistance bands) I... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 13:46:26 EST Just Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3987632 Hi All <BR> <BR> Just checking in with you all today. My progress has been steady the past few days, Ive been losing weight fairly quickly this time around probably because I already have all the knowledge and skills that I had to learn last time. Im still maintaing my pescetarian lifestyle and love it! Ive got the eating and water down pat now Im just working on gettting myself back into working out again. I have gone strong and done pilates/yoga three times this week already and have some ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 15:46:26 EST I'm Back and Have Progress to Share! (Wth Pic.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3980474 Hi all my <em>223</em> , <BR> <BR> I have to start this post off by being honest and stating that since my last blog post (beginning of January) I have done absolutely nothing to better myself and I did not stop drinking as planned HOWEVER some recent events in my life has caused me to take a good hard look at where I am and the kind of person I am inside and out. I have started going to counseling in the attempt to not only transform my body but my soul and mind as well. I started reading ... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:17:59 EST I'm still a DONE girl! My new start for my new year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3896936 It has been approx. three weeks since I have been completely active to spark and committed to my weight loss journey. In the past three weeks I have been through some life changing experiences and a whole lot of stress. I have not worked out at all and have been eating anything and everything (except meat! I've managed to maintain my new vegetarian lifestyle <em>224</em> ) and I have not been drinking my water <em>33</em> .... <BR> <BR> Well that was than and this is now! I am not going to l... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 13:37:13 EST Trying to get past the feelings on Day 61 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3855945 Hi <em>223</em> !!! I really want to start this blog off by saying <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> to each and every one of you who took the time to read my blog and send me love and support because I really need it! Many of you commented that it was brave of me to post that blog and that means a lot but to be honest I felt like I had no choice but to post that blog! I know many if not all young woman out there are warned about this but many of us (including myself) have never ... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:44:27 EST Why I'm sober as of Day 59 and a WARNING for all ladies out there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3853961 So Day 58 was NOT a good day! Actually it was a complete nightmare! For all the ladies out there please listen to this and please be cautious when you are out and about especially over this holiday weekend...... <BR> <BR> It started out nice enough, woke up early with my little man, took him shopping for some last minute christmas gifts and some food for the party that DH and I where attending later in the evening and spent the whole morn. just running errands and spending time with him. In ... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:39:37 EST Why I'm officially a Vegetarian on Day 57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3849566 Today is Day 57 of my 70 day countdown to New Years and the new me. Today is the start of something new for me and something that I felt like the world was just "forcing" me to do, today is the start of me officially being a Vegetarian! <em>267</em> Last January First I made a choice to stop eating Red meat and only eat lean meats (Chicken, Turkey and Fish) as a way to get myself started on the road to a healthier me and I'm proud to say that as of New Years this year it will be one year si... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:36:50 EST Another YAY BABY kinda day :)Day 55 with Pics!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3845522 <em>104</em> 176!!! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am offically and finally <em>55</em> another 1.5 pounds! I weighed myself this AM just to see what the damage was from last night (I made last night my cheat night and had three cocktails- which where in my calorie range by the way and some In N Out- which was not within my calorie range but hey a girls gotta live sometimes lol) and when I stepped on that scale I was so happy to see 176!!!! <em>224</em> That mea... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:57:02 EST A Huge WOO-HOO!!! to Day 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3843723 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Today is a good day! Today is uplifting and makes me feel like I am getting some where finally after a month of the scale not moving and it moving up eghh today has rejuvinated my motivation and re inforced my choice to not eat the yummy chocolate carrot cake thats in our conference room and instead reach for my bag of green apple slices <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So I guess I better explain... It ... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:21:03 EST Day 53 The countdown Contiunes.. SLOWLY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3841625 Hi All!! <BR> <BR> Sorry I have been MIA on my teams, blogging and just plain gone off spark the past week. I had the flu :( I was in bed or by the toilet all last week, I couldnt eat anything except chicken broth and water! EGHh... I hate being sick and I hate to think how hard its going to be to work out tonight since Its been a week since Ive done anything except Barf (Sorry a bit to much info!) <BR> <BR> Today is day 53 and with only 17 more days untill New Years and my goal number stil... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:04:50 EST Day 47..Getting back to the basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3829971 So as of today I have 23 more days until the New Year and am sad to say that I WONT be making my goal weight on 150 by than HOWEVER instead of getting down on myself and completely giving up (which quiet frankly that's what I've been doing these past few weeks) I have decided that for the next 23 days of my life (well lets count today so 24) I am going straight back to the basics. <BR> See I have a pattern, like many of us do, my biggest weight loss pattern is that I am inpatient (well actua... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 13:04:57 EST Day 42&43means more than any #on a scale could! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3821936 I just want to start by saying sorry to my teams and friends as I have not been very active on this site this past week. I have been having a horrible time these days, between money stress work stress and lots of emotional family problems that I do not want to even talk about have been keeping me down and up on the scale. <BR> <BR> HOWEVER... Move on and use each days negative experiences as lessons and make changes to the day ahead! So with that... <BR> <BR> Day 42 (Thurs.):This past week... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 14:15:45 EST Day 34 of 70.. Ready For The Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3803799 Here we are just one day shy of Turkey Day and probably the biggest binge day for alot of us! This year my plan of attack is simple- I'm going to workout as much as possible before and after Thanksgiving, I'm going to enjoy small portions of those tasty treats and yummy foods that we only have on Thanksgiving and I'm skipping the basics- Hello we all know what a roll and butter tastes like right? <BR> I am not in the least bit afraid of tomorrow because I know that I am different this year, ... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:01:18 EST Day 33 of 70(Feeling Strong and Confident!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801846 <em>244</em> I have officailly worked out three days in a row!! <em>104</em> I am aiming for five days a week untill New Years and beyond untill I hit my goal weight! Sunday I hit the gym for almost two hours, Monday was Jillian's Yoga Meltdown after work and this AM I got my mom into the action and brough Yoga Meltdown over to her house and we did it. Ahh Im so sore but it feels so good <em>415</em> <BR> <BR> I was off track but my mind is right now and I am ready to go.. Did great o... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:59:44 EST Day ??? of 70... Completly Lost it, now working on getting it back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3799853 So I have not blogged, tracked my food or worked out in a week! I have now gained back 5 lbs and am no longer at the smallest weight I have been in three years stage <em>24</em> I have been completly depressed and had zero motivation the past week ecspecaiilly this weekend! I was so disappointed in myself <em>39</em> I couldnt even bring myself to blog because I was so ashamed at my complete lack of caring. However as usual spark people saved me! I got an email on Sunday morning, a post no... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:48:27 EST Day 24 and 25 of 70.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3784268 Day 24-Saturday: Today I did my first 5k to help support the untied way and the families that are homeless in my backyard (aka Los Angeles CA). It was so moving and so powerful to see the amazing people that where there to support strangers and all the people that where willing to help! Ahh.. It felt <em>345</em> to be doing something for thos less fortunate and to do something totally out of my comfort zone. I do want to clarify that it was only a walk so I didnt really train for it but th... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:12:40 EST Day 22 Trying2Recover 4rm Night 21& Day 23 of 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3779552 **Continued Day 21: I have to do this because I need to be completly honest about my short commings in order to keep myself 100% accountable. Day 21 was good as far as eating untill I got hom... My mother in law asked us to stop by for a little while so that she could visit with my son. Well my mother in law also is famous for her FULL bar, I mean any type of drink you want she has! So of course I slipped up and had one (okay three!) cocktails which would have been fine considering that it fi... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:45:49 EST Day 21 of 70.. Make each day count!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3775504 Todays blog is a happy and uplifting one! I have truly begin to understnad the person that I am underneath and in my heart. This week spark challanged me to make a visiual motivator and last night I did.. My two year old helped me by coloring all over the page lol! and instead of just chosing one reason for the weight loss I decided to border the page with ALL the reason that I wanted to lose weight. I actually started crying while I was doing this, I couldnt believe that for so long I had he... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:17:15 EST Day 20 of 70 with only 50 Days Left Im Feeling GREAT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3773155 Today is def. a good day! I am sore as hell from my workout yesterday morning so I am taking a recoupe day to let my body kind of heal up. Im power packing in the protein, going to spend about 30 mins stretching out tonight and drinking double the water I normally do and than tomorrow Im jumping right back on the Yoga Meltdown wagon! I love it! I love it so much I havnt wanted to go to the gym I feel so tight and firm and tall.. DOnt get me wrong I am not ditching the gym Im going to hit the ... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 14:58:06 EST Days 17,18 and 19 Renewed Sense of Self and I CAN DO IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3770582 Sorry Ive been M.I.A. on the blog front over the weekend, my computer at home has takin a crap so I only have access when Im at work. Anyway so lets dive right in here folks... <BR> <BR> Day 17- Saturday: Was weigh in day for me and Sadly I only lost one pound last week! I was about to continue my negativty from the last blog but than I realized that I had been eating like crap, barely moving (unless you can count hand to mouth or remote to tv as moving <em>39</em> ) So all in all I guess i... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:32:17 EST Day 16 of 70.. Hanging on (Barely!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3764558 I didnt make it to the gym this AM <em>39</em> I could barely drag myself out of bed. Lots of stress is surrounding me.. Problems with my marriage, money problems(im the only one that works) and of course the stress at work! Im so tired of being tired! I feel like im getting ahead (in my weight loss journey and just in life in general) and than something happens and I slide right back down! Grr.. can someone just throw me a bone here? <BR> <BR> Im going to the gym when I get off work in a... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:11:29 EST Day 15 of 70.. Struggling Majorly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3762070 So its been a little over two weeks now since I decided that enough was enough and I was going to get on this losing weight thing full force with no regrets and with every sweat and tear that comes along with it BUT this past week has been extremely hard on my fitness. Now I know that there's always going to be a reason to not work out, the baby's sick, I'm sick, I didnt sleep well and on and on the list goes and I am trying to not do this and get back on my schedule but its been a week from ... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:29:20 EST Day 14 of 70.. Sore as Hell!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3759783 Todays blog is going to be short and sweet. Im not really in the blogging mood today and I dont feel good :( I am sore as hell today!! Jillian kicked me ass yesterday and I woke up feeling muscles that I didnt even know I had! Im so stoked to do this dvd again. I skimped on the AM workout today because I was so sore but I am going to do Jillian when I get home tonight and hopefully I will be able to actually get through the workout tonight! With Jillians line of dvds im going to be able to ge... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 15:25:07 EST Day 13 of 70 and my review of Yoga Meltdown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3757205 So today is day 13 of 70, almost to the second week marker of the day I decided to do this! Phew time flys, before I know it its going to be New Years and I'm going to be sexy <em>344</em> !! So this morning I tried something new, I bought Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown as a way to kind of "strength train" at home. I posted on the message boards about it and asked what people thought, one person told me how wrong I was to call it strength training that it was actually cardio HOWEVER it is in... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:45:32 EST Countdown Continues... Day 12 of 70(PICS!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3754343 Good Morning Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and managed to get out of it with little to no slip ups?? I admit I had a Reeses peanut butter cup out of my sons candy bag, I mean what do you expect hes only 2 we all knew that candy wouldnt be getting eaten by him <em>246</em> . So I actually did it! I bought a Halloween costume and I wore it! aghh.. It wasn't anything out of control but it was a skirt and I looked cute ... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 13:44:01 EST Day 10 and 11 of 70... Trying to stay motivated!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3752011 <em>198</em> The past few days have wrecked havoc on my nutrition and my sleep! <BR> <BR> Day 10, Saturday: Sorry all, I didnt post yesterday however the "Rents" took my little guy for the day so the hubby and I spent some much needed time together. I wouldnt say I completely feel of the spark wagon after all I did dance a lot and spent less than an hour on the couch (actually even inside my house) however I did overload on beer and carbs <em>486</em> <em>4</em> ! Yikes and I did not mak... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:58:17 EST Day 9 of 70... Temptation is Lurking!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3748683 Good Morning <em>223</em> aghh it is Friday today! and that means we are one day closer to Halloween! *gulp gulp* I don't know about you but I am already starting to feel the temptations of this sugar filled holiday. This morning I came into work as usual with my "spark" lunch packed. I set down at my desk, powered on my computer only to find an email proclaiming that today we would have a halloween party! Egghh and of course the conference room is filled with cupcakes, donuts and candy. So... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:49:13 EST Day 8 of 70... A little Hung Over (naughty girl!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3746481 <em>33</em> So little Miss Bri had a little to much fun last night! I totally blew my whole no alcohol theory right out the window and it took my calorie range with it! Ugh... I could be mad at myself but instead I'm going to just move on with my day and stay positive. The good news is I got it out of my system and I am counting it as my one cheat day for the week which means that this weekend I have to stay on point and on track. <BR> <BR> As you can probably guess, I did not make it to ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:35:53 EST Day 7 of 70.. aghh its only been 7 days? LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3744233 Day 7 of 70 that means only 63 more days until New Years, I cant believe that its only been 7 days lol I feel like I have been on this journey for a thousand years, I'm probably not the only one that feels like this at one point or another! Phew this morning was a HARD morning. I went to bed at nine o clock as soon as my little monkey feel asleep and I had intended on waking up at 4:30 am so that I could rock it at the gym but my snooze button was my ultimate BF this morning <em>102</em> . N... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:29:07 EST Vonorable@this stage of the game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3741956 <em>220</em> I just need to get this out and maybe get some advice from all my <em>223</em> who are amazing and always take the time to ready my blogs. So I have been with spark for approx. 5 weeks now and have had amazing results, not only with weight and inches lost but with transforming the way I look at myself. I have a very bad habit of Yo-Yo dieting, and to be quite honest this probably the longest most successful stint of "dieting" that I have been on and that is because I have mad... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:34:13 EST Day 6 of 70.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3741576 Good Morning <em>223</em> today is another new day! Another day down till New Years and that means another day down till I am the new me <em>334</em> . Yesterday went pretty well, I are within my lower end of the calorie range, didnt eat past six pm and got a fairly decent nights sleep last night! I have even managed to talk the DH into joining my journey with me and he actually got up at 6am this morning and went to the gym! I am so proud of him! We have actually decided that are ultimate... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:32:04 EST Day 4&5 of 70... Countdown to a new me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3739362 <em>198</em> I have been having a heck of a time getting my body to do what my mind is telling it to LOL, not sure if this makes sense to anyone but its definitely accurate for what my days have been like! <BR> <BR> So day 4 Sunday= was a LAZY day, I had to work on Sat. and so Sunday was just a relax and try to catch myself day. I did not go to the gym however it was not a planned cardio day anyway so no big "off the path" moment there. My husband, my son and I went on a little nature hik... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:49:21 EST Day 3 of 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3735008 So this is going to be a quick one just wanted to check in as I said Iw ould try to blog every day of my journey. I weighed in a measured today and my results are posted in my other blog. Im still pumped and ready to do this thing this week. I am a little down since I wrecked myself last week and binged. This week I am going to focus on hitting the gym Monday through Friday before work and on staying withing my calorie range. I am going to try to focus not so much on a numbers goal but on my ... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:55:12 EST What I have Accomplished My 1st Month with Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3734959 <em>224</em> In my first month with spark people I have gained so much self confidence! I have made so many amazing <em>223</em> and have realized my own strength that I did not know I had within! I feel more comfortable going out in public and playing pool with my husband with others around. <BR> <BR> Also in my first month with spark I have officially <BR> *Lost 18 pounds <BR> *Dropped from a size 14/15 <em>15</em> to a 12/13 <em>9</em> <BR> *Lost a total of 13 inches from my body ... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:24:54 EST Day 2 of 70.. The Countdown2aNewME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3733405 So I know I posted the gloomy me blog yesterday however once I started "Sparking" and getting my motivation back from my <em>223</em> my moods started to lift way <em>49</em> and I decided that the coutdown must start right than and there. So yesterday was officially day 1 of 70, countdown to a new me! I will blog everyday (well every week day unless I can figure out how to blog on my blackberry) to keep myself accountable. <BR> <BR> Let me briefly explain what this little "challange" I... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 14:46:48 EST Gloomy Weather=Gloomy Me! (Motivation is Fading) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3730936 My week started off hard because I had a horrible weekend and I was trying to bounce back from it but than of course it has to be rainy and gloomy all week! I have only made it to the gym twice this week and have done fairly well with calories despite the one slip on Tues. night when I went out, I got plastered and ate jack in the box! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I do believe that my self destructive eating and my loss of interest in the gym is linked to my emotional time I have been ha... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 13:07:55 EST Personal Goals for the week of 10/18/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3726429 <em>306</em> is what I keep telling myself! It was a disasters weekend for my eating, exercising and emotions and yesterday I was even considering throwing it all down the drain and go get some Mickey D's However, I drug myself out of bed at 5am this morning, forced myself to work out and work out hard! and now my mood has been lifted. I feel a thousand times more positive, I am on track and ready to hit it this week! In three days it will have been exactly one month since I began sprak peo... Tue, 19 Oct 2010 16:41:09 EST Trying to Get Past the weekend from hell! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3723350 So let me first start off by saying... <em>46</em> This weekend was not a good one as far as diet and exercise go! Friday, Saturday and Sunday I ate every meal from a fast food restraunt, drank beer and did not exercise for one minute (unless I can count the dancing I did on Sat. night?) <BR> <BR> SO needless to say I am a little bit ticked off at myself for letting it get so out of control, since I started here on spark (It was four weeks on Sat.) I have done incrediablly well, I have alwa... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:04:35 EST Today my BMI is no longer OBESE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3715153 <em>104</em> Today is already a great day! I feel so empowered, so excited, so over joyed!! First I weighed myself this morning when I got up because I worked my ASS off (literally) at the gym yesterday morning and did awesome on my calories yesterday and It all paid off... the scale said 183!! <BR> <BR> Once I got to work, I plugged in my new weight on the goal page like spark has suggested to do once you lose 10-15 lbs in order for the calorie needs to readjust and there it was! I am off... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:03:38 EST This Morning I looked in the mirror... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3701655 And for the first time in about three years I DIDNT WANT TO CRY!! <em>334</em> I feel amazing inside and am finally starting to see the results outside! I have a long way to go still on this journey but already I am seeing and feeling the results of my new lifestyle and I am beyond happy with myself. Finally I am doing something for me and it feels so great! <BR> <BR> When I was getting ready for work this AM I actually stood in front of my vanity mirror in nothing! AHH.. it feel good and... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 12:37:22 EST Starting To See/Hear Results!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699387 Finally!! I have been on this journey for just over three weeks now (phew cant believe how time flies) and I was starting to get my typical.. "fatigue" ... That's a good word for it, yes my typical fatigue with working out, eating so healthy and starting to feel like the weight should fall off faster despite everything in my mind telling myself that I didnt get fat in three weeks so i cant expect to be skinny, you know those times when your motivation and strength start to wean.. <BR> Anyway... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 13:21:39 EST Rounding Out Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3692438 Okay so Tomorrow (Tues October 5th) marks the begining of my third week with spark people. Pheww time flys I can believe it is going to be the third week that I have been doing this! All in all I am still very motivated depsite a few slips, I have managed to lose 9.5 pounds in my first two weeks. My goals for the next two weeks is to hit the 20 pound lost mark and to keep on keeping on! <BR> <BR> The first two weeks have been filled with ups and downs! Lots of why am I even botherin moments... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 20:22:26 EST First Week Down.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3674053 I just have to start by saying... <em>104</em> I am beyond proud of myself, in my first week I have accomplished going to the gym five days! I have overcome feeling like I am going to pass out and pushed through to make it on the treadmill for 35 mins at a level 8 incline and 3.5 speed also the elliptical which if you read my earlier blog you will know that the last time I attempted that I threw up and almost had a brush with a heart attack (at least according to my mom LOL) <BR> <BR> Fri... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:45:20 EST Ahh Cupcakes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3665986 My status is set on trying to fight off temptation! the reason why is because at this very moment there is a giant cupcake tray sitting in front of my humble cubical! Why does working in a office mean automatic birthday celebrations and non stop cake/cupcake parties!! Oh man Im not going to eat them because the second I thought about doing so I immidatly thought about my butt on the stair master this morning about to pass out but it is oh so hard! <BR> <BR> I am seriously dreading even gett... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:59:03 EST Seriously Im that out of shap??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3662213 <em>38</em> So this morning I actually drug myself out of bed at 5:00am and made my way to the gym. I have really been trying to get myself into the habit of doing this every am Monday-Friday because it is what works best with my schedule and I dont have to take time away from my family. <BR> <BR> Anyway, so there I was just busting my hump on the eliptical and all of a sudden I get this dizzy nasues feeling. I jumped off and ran to the bathroom and I just threw up right there.... The sad ... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:17:44 EST Getting Passed that What did I just do moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3658502 <em>198</em> Last night was the third day of my diet and tracking what I eat. I was so proud of myself I even printed out my tracking sheet to take home and show my husband. Even after factoring in one cold beer I was right where I should have been for staying on track but than... I stayed up way to late, the baby had a hard night and was up till eleven and the husband was passed out after a long day and being sick him self. I finally got quite time, I sat down on the couch to watch my favo... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:40:50 EST