EVRLNGFOO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EVRLNGFOO EVRLNGFOO'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/ where did my willpower and motivation go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741553 i'm struggling, floundering, being lazy...whatever you want to call it, it's my current life. <BR> <BR> in 16 weeks i lost 25 pounds. 31 days ago (according to my spark feed) i was one lb away from hitting 50 pounds gone. i'm still 1 pound away. i keep losing and gaining the same freaking pound! why?!?!!?! why can't i lose that last pound! am i experiencing a platue? i'm planning all my meals, i'm drinking all my water, i'm eating tons of fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> am i? yes, just look... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:02:33 EST time to get it done! summer challenge day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730698 one of my goals for my summer challenge is to get into a workout routine and exercise on a regular basis. saturday i got up and put jillian in the dvd and killed it. i was going to repeat this sunday. but i woke up late, had stuff to do, blah blah. monday i was going to get up at 4 and do it. my alarm went off and i thought about how sore i was and pushed snooze. i know working out would help the soreness. i know if i got up i'd be less tired. but i tell myself these things and go back to sle... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:54:02 EST taking my life back. summer challenge day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725704 i went golfing this weekend. i haven't been golfing in over 2 years, since before dd was born. i have avoided it because, you know, it's expensive and i don't have time. in reality i have avoided this and many other activities because my fat roll might show when i swing the club or other things that may make the hem of my shirt raise a bit. <BR> dh asked if i wanted to do a golf tournament that his work was involved with. i said yes without giving myself time to really think about it. it was... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:56:18 EST summer challege day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724194 so far so good, though it could be better. this was a tough weekend. golf tournament saturday morning, graduation party that night. lots of family, food and alcohol and then yesterday i had to catch up on some house work that i'm crazy behind on. <BR> <BR> i got my water intake in every day. <BR> <BR> i was active every day, though nothing to count as a true workout. <BR> <BR> i tracked everything i ate. the good, the bad and the ugly. <BR> <BR> that's the positive part of the challeng... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:31:02 EST summer challenge day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722205 i love reading member's blogs that are numbered. it's so movtivating to see a streak and how long it's been going, whatever it may be for. i decided to start one of my own. it's a summer streak, so it won't be too long, but who knows, maybe i'll start a longer one once summer wraps up. now that's a sad thought. why does summer ever have to end?! <BR> <BR> this challenge will focus on things i want to accomplish and focus on this summer. summer is always tough for me. people always talk about... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:55:08 EST it's too hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721426 yup, i said those exact words to myself saturday night. luckily, i quickly realized what i said and told myself, no you're not trying hard enough. <BR> <BR> let me explain. <BR> <BR> i'm working on day 124 of a gallon-a-day water streak. the last 24 days or so have been a struggle. as have quite a few of the past 124, understandably. it's not supposed to be easy! i find myself chugging 1-2 liters right before bedtime lately. i was doing this again on saturday night. this is when i thought... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:23:55 EST NSV: my underwear keeps falling down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719166 i suppose it's time to go clothes shopping. for bottoms anyway, my top clothes just don't want to get any bigger. <BR> <BR> i was at a community garage sale with dh & dd on saturday. lots of walking. i wore my jeans for the first time in weeks (it was cold and rainy). i didn't realize they had gotten so big otherwise i would have worn a belt. i was pulling them up ever 4.5 seconds. after awhile of walking around, carrying dd, bending, squatting and kneeling i realized my underwear just wasn'... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:09:23 EST flat belly june challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709043 i realize it's june 2nd and i'm deciding to do this, but what the hey! it'll be fun! it'll keep my focused. i looked at my calendar this morning, i need to stay focused! hello, grad parties! <BR> <BR> i made this challenge up myself (obviously). there really aren't rules, i'll just do research and try different things as i go. <BR> <BR> i'm almost to 50 lbs gone and i still have this huge belly. my legs are getting skinnier but my belly is taking forever! i'm at size 14 on the bottom and... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:24:49 EST june goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706870 1. no soda <BR> <BR> 2. stay on plan <BR> <BR> looks so easy when it's spelled out like that. here goes! Fri, 30 May 2014 14:44:14 EST an eye-opening week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701535 i weigh in tomorrow morning. i know there will be a gain. but i'm ok with that. well, as ok as a person can be. i'm ok with it because it is a learning experience. i got a little out of control the last couple weeks. it all started with mother's day. my intake was out of control. dh was planning a great day for me and i didn't want to make him feel bad, so i didn't track. i just ate what he made. i didn't over eat or anything, but i certainly wasn't on plan. even worse, the day before we cele... Fri, 23 May 2014 14:00:33 EST 5 years of sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698575 i passed my 5 year sparkversary last monday. i meant to do this blog earlier, but things got busy and i was out of town and the whole family is sick. i am here now! <BR> <BR> i remember the day i joined sp. i was reading the reviews for yet another diet book on amazon. i just wanted to lose the weight, but i didn't know how. one of the reviews mentioned sp so i checked it out. i loved it! and i couldn't believe it was free! <BR> <BR> i don't know how many times i have restarted the progra... Mon, 19 May 2014 15:58:17 EST whole foods saved my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690625 yesterday i wrote a blog about whole foods ruining my life. obviously (i hope) in jest. since i wrote it i have been thinking about how different my life has been in the last couple months. i thought i should follow up with a blog about the awesomeness of whole foods. <BR> <BR> as i mentioned, my new year's goal was to get the processed food out of my life. it's been going very well. yes, there are those times when your life doesn't go the way you had planned. especially when you are a one ... Thu, 8 May 2014 14:24:23 EST whole foods ruined my life! (and an NSV) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689845 ugh, someone put me out of my misery! <BR> <BR> there was a time not so long ago when i would eat processed foods without even thinking about it. hot pockets for my morning snack, frozen burritos and taquitos for dinner. frozen pizzas were a life saver! no better snack then chips and dip. <BR> <BR> 2014 i decided to cut out the processed food. it's been going pretty well. the last month and a half i have been going very strong with the whole foods. aside from diet soda. i cannot kick that ... Wed, 7 May 2014 13:50:00 EST no way, may day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685758 had a great day yesterday. i focused on my goals. i did not get up at 4 to work up. i had a bit too much fun the night before. date night with the hubby. it had been far too long since we had one of those. <BR> <BR> i did get my lunchtime walk in though. and all my water. i had no soda and no alcohol. i stayed on plan and made a delicious dinner of stuffed peppers and baby bellas last night. so tasty! <BR> <BR> i need some help with breakfast. i follow a 3 hour eating plan. here's how my ... Fri, 2 May 2014 12:22:17 EST april was not good, lesson learned. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684027 march. march was amazing! i ate well. i exercised regularly. i didn't drink. ah, to be in march again. <BR> <BR> april was not great. i ate well, but not well enough. i didn't exercise nearly enough. thanks to the rain and the snooze button. heh. and the weekends were a bit crazy. hello, fireball! <BR> <BR> in a nutshell, i lost 12 lbs in march and 4 in april. i mean, a loss is a loss, but that's a bad, bad average. <BR> <BR> so may is going to look a bit more like march. it has to! i w... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:45:26 EST may goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682489 well, april didn't go as well as i'd hoped. i lost quite a bit of weight in march, but april averaged about 1 lb a week. lots of reasons for this: rain, bad food choices, still not able to work out at 4 am. <BR> <BR> with that said, i know what i need to work on in may: <BR> <BR> 1. work out at 4 am <BR> 2. continue avoidance of alcohol <BR> 3. better food choices <BR> <BR> i was doing real well getting up at 4am and working out. then the holidays, stress, sickness took over and the snooz... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:22:30 EST goodbye, alcohol: a farewell letter to a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678711 i recently read a blog here about writing a goodbye letter to alcohol. i researched this further and found it's something alcoholics, or people with alcohol problems, do to help eliminate alcohol from their lives. i thought this would be perfect for me! i definitely have a problem with alcohol and it is certainly a toxic friend of mine. i am no stranger to eliminating toxic people from my life, so why not kick this one to the curb as well? i'm all about writing the Letter Than Will Never Be S... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:10:06 EST 1 pound away from my first milestone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677203 i have some key weights i'm aiming for. kind of like milestones on the way to my final goal weight. one of them is 224. random yes, yet not so random because it was the weight i was when i got pregnant. it was also the weight i was a month or so after giving birth. it slowly crept back up over the last year and a half or so. it's my platform weight. i hit it every once in awhile and BOING i bounce right back up. NOT THIS TIME! i'm going to crash right through it. or i'm going to lose one poun... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:36:25 EST downward spiral http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674339 i'm out of control! i have to stop this now! <BR> <BR> whiskey showed up last night. i was going to have 2 drinks. turned into many more than that. now i'm sitting here eating a hot pocket cursing myself and my lack of willpower. <BR> <BR> why am i slipping? i was doing so well. why do i keep doing this to myself? <BR> <BR> why does alcohol have so much power over me? why do i allow this to happen over and over? i know i'm not an alcoholic. i could easily become one. that scares me. i d... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:05 EST self-sabotage, please go jump off a cliff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673551 gah! where did it come from? i was doing so well, i was going along, feeling great, minding my own business. then bam! self sabotage reared it's ugly head! i suppose it's been around for a week or two and i've been denying it's existence. making excuses, hoping to ignore it and it would go away. nope. it's demands to be confronted, so here goes. <BR> <BR> i thought it was a TOM issue, but as i look back into last week i realize it's more than that. if you read my last blog (thank you for al... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:18 EST not a great week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669836 i'm hoping my weigh in tomorrow doesn't reflect how bad this week was. maybe i'm just being paranoid? TOM is on the horizon, so i'm fearing a water weight gain from that. here's my week in review: <BR> <BR> saturday: went to a bbq. didn't eat too horribly, but i drank more than i intended too. once again, alcohol rears its ugly head. <BR> <BR> sunday: it was an ok day. nothing great. <BR> <BR> monday & tuesday were ok, but i ate a couple things i shouldn't have and forgot to track at lea... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:02:52 EST holy shrinking shanna! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667399 i can't believe i'm finally succeeding at this! i left the 240's far behind, never going to see that number again! i rushed through the 230's and now i'm going to quickly make my way through the 220's. that's right! i did it, i made it to the 220's at my weigh in last week. i have onderland in my sights. <BR> <BR> i'm so proud of myself! <BR> i've lost 15 pounds in 5 weeks. <BR> i'm swimming in my work pants <BR> my appetite, cravings and eating habits are all under control. <BR> i lost 5... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:00:09 EST 10 more for 10 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661160 to continue my list from a few weeks ago. here are ten more things i learned over the latest 10 lbs. <BR> <BR> 1. invest in yourself. you are worth it. <BR> <BR> 2. get into a exercise habit. <BR> <BR> 3. veggies and fruit! aim to eat at least one at each meal and snack. <BR> <BR> 4. protien! it's a lifesaver! <BR> <BR> 5. hardboiled eggs: best snack EVER! <BR> <BR> 6. get your family involved. the added support does wonders. <BR> <BR> 7. buy a fancy lunchbox. <BR> <BR> 8. don't ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:23:15 EST 10 lbs gone and goodbye 230's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657227 i'm doing really well these days and realized i haven't updated in awhile. i started weight watchers at the beginning of the month. i had been avoiding it for so long due to monetary reasons. one of the biggest reasons i love sparkpeople, it's FREE! but free wasn't working for me. i have done ww in the past and lost about 40 lbs. which i obviously gained back. anyway, i figured if i wasn't going to invest in myself i wasn't going to get anywhere. and the money would probably just go to junk f... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:49:47 EST the incredible edible egg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644600 i don't think i've heard that slogan in awhile! <BR> <BR> in one of many diet/fitness/nutrition books i've read i read a snack idea that was 2 hardboiled eggs. i also read that you should eat a protein and a carb together to get the biggest reward. with this in mind i always plan to have 2 hardboiled eggs and a fruit for my morning snack. it works great. holds me over til lunch most days. well today i forgot my eggs! eek! i don't do well if i get too hungry between breakfast & lunch. i deci... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:19:47 EST 25 for 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640708 i love reading these lists from other spark members and have always intended to do one of my own. i realized with 25 lbs lost i can do one! i said good-bye to the 240s this morning. sure, it's only one lb away, but that's good enough for me. i will NEVER see that number AGAIN! <BR> <BR> so here goes, 25 things i've learned from losing 25 pounds: <BR> <BR> 1. water water water! even if you can do nothing else healthy, drink water. <BR> <BR> 2.track. good, bad, ugly, on target or not, wri... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 18:45:28 EST lent goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639577 i love making goals for lent. it's a great time to renew yourself, your new year's goals, challenge yourself and really dig deep and push yourself. i like that it's an allotted amount of time and you're not alone in making a goal. like new year's goals, you're not alone. it's also a good amount of time. it's longer than a month, but not so long that you feel deprived if your goal was too lofty. like the tradition of giving up meat. that's a tough one for a lot of people. my previous lent vice... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 13:58:25 EST 5 lb loss overnight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627393 ah, thank goodness! the scale was very scary yesterday. i knew it would be. busy, crazy, hectic weekend. tom water retention. water retention from too much "bad" food, not enough water intake and whatever else causes water retention. i always know when i'm retaining cause my fingers get all "fat". when i clasp my fingers i can feel they're puffy. <BR> <BR> i noticed about friday that they were getting puffy. saturday i drank a gallon of water, today is day 4 of drinking a gallon(if i drink ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:15:02 EST feeling better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615917 thank you to all who read and responded to my blog yesterday. i feel better after writing it, sleeping on it, tracking, thinking, etc. i was feeling helpless yesterday. i have been stuck in this rut for so long it's difficult to imagine that there's an end somewhere out there and eventually i will reach it. <BR> i did well tracking yesterday as well as today. i'm over on calories both days, but i know why. hopefully tomorrow goes better. still haven't weighed myself this week. i will have to... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:39:02 EST nearing 5 years: mental breakdown and reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615096 i was just going through my spark teams and leaving the teams that were inactive or didn't fit in with my lifestyle anymore. i really need to become more active in teams (and the community in general). i ran across my sp class team. i joined sp in may of 2009. i remember the day i joined. i had been reading the amazon reviews on yet another crash diet book and someone recommended sp in their review. so i checked it out. i signed up right away (it was free!) and dove into the communities. i lo... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:57:46 EST february goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611492 my new year's goals have been going fairly well. i have been sick with one cold or another since the beginning of the year. i had a cough so bad i couldn't workout, even very low intensity, without having a spastic coughing fit. then the cold moved into my head and i got a sinus infection that caused an ear infection. sheesh. once my cough became somewhat better i had so much sinus pressure in my head i could barely move. i still have a bit of a cough and my ears are still popping when i blow... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:39:03 EST 2014: lets get this party started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572429 they say if you start planning your new year's resolutions early you will be more successful. i have found this true with all my monthly and yearly goals. if i plan well, my rate of success is much better. i can give up soda if i allow myself to chug it non-stop the week leading up the cut-off date. just tell yourself one more than you're done. have a plan, plan well and be strong. here we are the week before the new year. it's time to start planning! <BR> <BR> i started planning back in oc... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:10:58 EST 1 month down, 11 to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556971 i did my one month weigh in and measuring this morning. lost 4 lbs (eh) and 11 inches overall! woo hoo! writing those measurements down and comparing them to the numbers from a month ago was so amazing! i have never tracked measurements before and now i know why it's so important! the numbers on the scale just aren't reflective enough of all the blood sweat and tears we go through on a daily basis. they say it's a bad idea to weigh yourself daily, and it's so true! your weight can fluctuate s... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 17:26:03 EST 30 days to change a habit, follow up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555214 about a month ago i posted this blog: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531999 </link> <BR> <BR> i talked about some of my bad habits and how i was going to work on them. i realized a very bad habit was drinking soda. i realized it's a gateway drug for me. i leads to eating sugary food, over eating and drinking. when i drink soda i want some rum in it. i realized soda was the root of a lot of problems and a lot of bad habits. <BR> <BR> my ... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:02:49 EST ugh, toxic people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550781 i'm in such a bad mood! i didn't work out this morning and i'm wondering if that would have helped my mood. i have no way of knowing. i think i'm bored with my work out. i was going to wait til next wednesday to start jillian michael's 30 day shred, but i may need to start earlier. since it's too darn cold to walk during lunch i don't feel as though i'm getting a good enough work in out lately. so tomorrow that changes! <BR> <BR> now, back to my bad mood. long story. my brother married this... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:48:50 EST survived the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544278 every day last week i got up at 4 am to work out. this is a major accomplishment for me. i've struggled with this for years. i'm not sure what clicked in my brain a couple weeks ago, but it has completely changed my life. all for the good! saturday i decided to wing it and not set my alarm. i knew i'd be awake before 5 anyway. i woke up at 3:30. so i worked out. sunday i was going to do a rest day and play with the wii. dd decided to wake up every couple hours throughout the night and when sh... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:04:16 EST a quick check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539261 everything is going so well! i'm doing awesome! i feel amazing! <BR> <BR> *no booze for a year is going really well. so far it's been easy. that's probably the biggest reason i feel so great. <BR> <BR> *i had soda once last week. i feel as though i've conquered the habit, but constant vigilance and all that. <BR> <BR> *i've decided, for the time being, to weigh in monthly rather than weekly. i don't want to step on the scale and get discouraged by it not moving enough. or moving in the ... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:36:22 EST i think i finally have this figured out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533092 after 4 years of using sparkpeople off and on i think i have finally figured out my weight loss problem. i learned a lot about myself in the past couple weeks, and months even. many of you may have read my previous blogs and seen some of this self-discovery. i think i narrowed it down yesterday. i must have because i feel completely enlightened now and feel like a weight has been lifted. i feel as though i am going to accomplish this and i won't be holding myself back anymore. i feel like i f... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 15:55:18 EST 30 days to change a habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531999 i read this article and found it very ineresting. i also wanted to share it with everyone here. plus i wanted to post it so i could have it handy. <BR> <BR> <link>www.attunefoods.com/blog/2013/10/30-<BR>days-to-kick-bad-habits/?utm_source=ea<BR>ting-rules&utm_medium=referral&utm_con<BR>tent=kick-bad-habits-in-30-days&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=brandam </link> <BR> <BR> this is going to be a bit of brainstorming. i have a few bad habits i want to kick and i think in the end they are all related t... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:39:32 EST no booze november day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531942 i've been trying to not drink as much lately. i know alcohol is one of the main reasons i'm overweight. but i keep falling into habits that make me want to drink. like sunday afternoons. so it's very difficult to cut out alcohol. i've decided to not drink booze in november. the holidays are so difficult. shopping, stress, work parties, family parties, big meals, parties and constant treats at work. obviously december is going to be way too difficult to attempt this, so november is good practi... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:48:50 EST me vs. the anorexic co-worker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529486 my co-worker, who is very sweet, has decided to lose weight. her dad just died and i think she's going through some emotional stuff and losing weight is the thing she had decided to focus on. no biggie, not unusual at all. except that her plan is to do this by eating one meal a day. i cringed when i heard this and told her that's the worst way to lose weight. i tried to explain how her metabolism works and that eating every 3 hours is the best way to keep it going. she said, i don't care, i'v... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 18:26:00 EST my a-ha moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527580 i was reading a blog by 111butterfly111 this morning. it was eye opening! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527058#c<BR>omments </link> <BR> <BR> hopefully that link worked. <BR> <BR> anyway, as i was reading the blog i was like, holy cow! that makes so much sense! then i started getting a little choked up. I can blame that on pms, right? she talks about taking care of a young child and why wouldn't she take care of herself with as much c... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:15:21 EST friend me, follow me, like me! (and i'll do the same) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520468 I like to get to know my spark friends through other outlets aside from just spark so i thought i'd share my other social hangouts with you and hope that you'll share with me too! if you don't want to post your info here feel free to sparkmail me. <BR> <BR> facebook: <link>www.facebook.com/evrlngfoo </link> <BR> facebook page (this one i use to share my weightloss journey and motivational stuff): <link>www.facebook.com/poundsquasher?ref=h<BR>l </link> <BR> twitter: <link>twitter.com/g... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:44:35 EST i vow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514544 ...to not drink soda for the remainder of the year. <BR> <BR> to not drink alcohol again until thanksgiving. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:34:22 EST tracking! i hate it! but it works... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489534 once again the scale didn't show a loss. i should at least be losing water weight. the drastic reduction in calories from booze alone should make it move a little. so i reflected. what did i do wrong last week? i didn't eat horribly, but not great either since i was sick and didn't make a proper menu or shopping list. my water was intake, but not perfect every day. <BR> <BR> so what do i need to work on: drink the correct amount of water daily (84.33oz minimum) and tracking. <BR> <BR> mon... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:03:09 EST goals for the rest of 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481696 1. make a huge dent in the debt pile <BR> 2. practice yoga <BR> 3. make yoga & pilates a regular part of my daily life <BR> 4. remove all processed food from my life Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:34:30 EST the eye opening moments of being sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481666 ugh, i was sick. i don't get sick. it just doesn't happen. but then it did. friday i left work early and spent the next 8 hours praying to ralph. my first thought, food poisoning! cause i don't get sick. then it my state of nausea, i go through what i had eaten in the last few hours. it wasn't a pretty picture. i had fallen off the wagon... <BR> <BR> my week was going so well! then wednesday my mom texted and said she got a ton of olive garden from work and to come over for dinner. olive gar... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:00:38 EST i'm hungry. why?! help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467988 this is one of the things that mess me up. i always get hungry between meals and don't have enough snacks. which leads to compulsive snacking. <BR> <BR> here's what i've eaten today: <BR> 6:00: 2 eggs scrambled with spinach and feta. whole grain english muffin with 1 T peanut butter. almond milk. pineapple. <BR> <BR> 9ish: banana & green tea <BR> <BR> 10:30: apple with string cheese. <BR> <BR> here it is 11:30 and i'm hungry. getting a headache hungry. i don't go to lunch til 1. i'm neve... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:37:04 EST scale woes part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467068 after writing my last blog, yes the one from like 2 minutes ago, i updated my weight on sp. my last recorded weight was from 2/25/13. i have successfully gained 19 pounds in 6 months. what an eye opener. <BR> <BR> i'm pretty ashamed. when i had my baby 13.5 months ago i promised myself i would lose the weight and get in shape for her. i wanted to be a healthy momma and an inspiration to her. i even promised her i'd lose the weight. and here i am slowly gaining weight. <BR> <BR> this has t... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:56:58 EST wtf, scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467051 ok, i haven't weighed myself in like 6 weeks. probably more. i didn't like the number that appeared the last time. then i lost control. and well, here i am today. at the heaviest weight i've ever been. i knew the number wouldn't be pretty this morning, but i had to see. i needed to know where i'm starting since i'm getting back on track today. ahhhhh, it was so ugly! <BR> <BR> the damage is done. i am focused and have my goals to work on this week. i now have 97 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:34:00 EST