FARRAH511's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FARRAH511 FARRAH511'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/ Life Style? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652212 Good morning my SP friends, I'm here to make myself accountable with you: <BR> <BR> I started this journey on Sept 2011, my start was good but rough as every beginning I guess, then after some time doing it, I kinda got ahold of things, but I'm going back to bad habits, and I'm trying to stop myself from doing it, but it's hard... <BR> <BR> When I started in 2011 I was weighting 74.4kg [164.02 lbs], my best in 2012 was 64 kg [141.10 lbs]; and my best in 2013 was 59.5 kg [131.8 lbs] at this ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:00:35 EST Is this real tiredness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467921 I'm 32 single, no kids, no pets... So on the weekends I usually get some extra rest... <BR> <BR> Well that was not the case last weekend, my parents are visiting, so I went and spend the weekend at my brothers, 45 minutes away from my house, the driving is not the "issue"... My beautiful nice and nephew are... I love them with all my heart, but now I feel exhausted... Didn't got regular, nor extra rest this weekend, I've managed to got up and do my morning workout, trying to make Monday and ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:29:40 EST Trying new recipes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461880 Today I'm cooking Chicken Breast al Pesto, with a two side dishes pasta, and squash and zucchini roasted in the oven... <BR> <BR> I did all the prep work yesterday, have everything ready to go... <BR> <BR> Usually I'll do Alfredo on my pasta and shrimp instead of chicken, but I'm trying to incorporate more chicken into my diet... <BR> <BR> Have a nice day <BR> <BR> Farrah Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:33:29 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457091 I'm happily living in maintenanceville, but not having specifics goals makes it difficult to maintain... my goals are maintain/tone... Not really specific, hug! <BR> <BR> I'll be working this weekend in trying to get more specific... I'll keep you posted. <BR> <BR> Farrah <BR> <BR> <BR> BTW if you are in Maintenanceville, Do you have any advice for me? <BR> Thanks Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:02:26 EST Color Mania 5K - Houston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453022 Unofficial time 30:28. <BR> <BR> I had an AWESOME time, since my brother and his family joined me ... My sister in law run, actually she did better than me, and it was her first race: Yay for Laura!!!... <BR> <BR> The organization of the event was a big mess tho... the course wasn't marked properly, they only had one water pit... The event was in a Motocross park... the first two miles were in the park trails, but they had us running the last mile in the motocross route, it was really heavy... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:16:16 EST Just do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443281 Today i'll follow Nike's advice and I will go ahead and just do it! <BR> <BR> Hope u are having a great Saturday! <BR> <BR> Farrah Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:12:28 EST Happy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442134 I love that "behaving" pays, I'm eating as healthy as I can, trying to include fruits and veggies, drinking my water, and exercising and I'm going down, slowly, but down... <BR> <BR> 134.26 this morning, 30 pounds gone (29.7.6 if you want to be exact), I've get rid of the 18.14% of my body, and I feel AWESOME by that accomplishment. <BR> <BR> Hope you're doing Marvelous! <BR> <BR> Farrah Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:26:09 EST Doing Great, Feeling Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441011 Just checking in with you guys! <BR> <BR> 134.48 this morning, I feel great, hope you're doing awesome. <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:02:42 EST Just checkin in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438414 I'm just blogging to check in with you my SP friends. <BR> <BR> I've been doing great, busy, but great... <BR> <BR> I TRY TO drink my water, eat my fruits and veggies, exercise... besides all other "regular" stuff that a "normal" person "has to do" in a "normal" day... <BR> <BR> Hope you're doing great! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:11:50 EST Finally hit 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422097 Finally got to 30 pounds lost, I'm really happy, I went for vacations break, I didn't have a scale with me, so I behave in the eating as much as I could (for vacations anyway) and try to do as much exercise as I could besides of course the exercise that vacations mean.... <BR> <BR> And it worked, I finally hit the 30 mark! <BR> <BR> Happy!!!! <BR> <BR> Farrah Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:33:47 EST In peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402253 Happy moments will come later, right now I'm in peace. <BR> <BR> Have a nice day <BR> <BR> Farrah Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:59:01 EST I will survive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393513 After the race Saturday and some other events going on in my life I been really tired, but I made myself do my ST this morning, I felt lot better afterwards... <BR> <BR> Struggling, but trying to get there... <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:57:26 EST 5K results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390613 I'm thrill to inform you that I was able to beat my previous time, I have a new best to beat next time... 34:29 in my Garmin GPS, the official time was 34:34 but it was because we were not wearing a chip... <BR> <BR> Really happy, my shins are sore today, but nothing bad... <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Farrah <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:15:26 EST 5K tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389173 Today evening is a rest evening because tomorrow morning I'll be completing a 5K.... <BR> <BR> Have a nice day, I'll keep u posted <BR> <BR> Farrah Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:35:02 EST Still struggling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381600 You lose, then you get to a point were you get tired, and you don't want to quit, but you are too lazy to keep going... you do as much as you can... but that's nothing compared to what you can actually do, and you feel bad, because you know it... well I'm exactly there!!! <BR> <BR> Lack of motivation, being able to kinda maintain, want more, but ... but everything is on my way... in other words I'm on my way... <BR> <BR> Hope to have a better attitude tomorrow and write you a better blog. <... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:49:09 EST I'm crazy (not officially yet) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376735 I haven't been able to lose more weight, I've actually gained some, but I'm doing strength training, I want to lose but I don't want to stop doing my ST... <BR> <BR> Also my eating is not really where it should be, I'm trying to get better at it, having my fruit breaks, so I'm not so hungry all the time, also eating a little bit of everything, instead of the same things over and over... <BR> <BR> Well, hoping you're having an excellent day... I'm leaving for now... <BR> <BR> Farrah Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:23:51 EST Stuck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365479 I'm stuck around the 61 kilograms... and that's ok... I mean my goal for this year was maintain myself between 64 and 66 kilograms, and I'm 61.2 as of this morning... <BR> <BR> <BR> I was trying to reach my goal and lose another two pounds this week, but it seems that will take longer... I'm not in a hurry for real, I've never been a patient person, but I'm toning and for me the mirror is more important than the scale... and some jeans are helping, when I bought them, they were so tight tha... Thu, 23 May 2013 09:38:55 EST Newest record 61 kgs (134.48 lbs) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363374 My goal is 60 kilograms (132.28) I can't believe I'm almost there... <BR> <BR> Trying really hard to reach my goal this week... <BR> <BR> I'll keep you posted. <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 21 May 2013 11:38:04 EST Newer record 62 kg (136.69 lbs) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359594 Well, I haven't been really active online, but I've been trying to keep up with the exercise and the eating... it seems to be working... <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Fri, 17 May 2013 18:38:45 EST New record 139.11 (63.1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343664 Really proud today, I got to my lowest weight in the last 8 years... <BR> <BR> 139.11 pound or 63.1 kilograms, that is exactly the same thing... <BR> <BR> Enjoying the ride. Trying to behave. <BR> <BR> Have a nice day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Thu, 2 May 2013 21:00:10 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338812 Did 3.5 miles in the trails, just fast walking, not jogging today, trying to get there without get exausted, hahaha... <BR> <BR> Hope u had a great Sunday too... <BR> <BR> Farrah Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:53:49 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337847 Went to the park, did 3.5 miles... Did some shopping in the evening... <BR> <BR> Ready to sleep now... <BR> <BR> Farrah Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:26:06 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334078 I have my niece baptism on May 11, so right now I'm really motivated... <BR> <BR> Working out, having better food choices... I'll be buying my dress on May 4th weekend, hopefully I'll be able to find something I really like.... <BR> <BR> Have a Wonderful Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:39:45 EST Exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331896 Not doing great with the eating, but trying to exercise as much as possible... <BR> <BR> Hope you're having a great day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:48:50 EST Enjoying Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330072 Went to the park in the morning, did 3.7 miles in the trails, it was nice. <BR> <BR> Eat to much at diner an hour ago, so I'm getting ready to do some steps, I need to get my body moving for a little bit... <BR> <BR> Have a Wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:49:22 EST Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328801 Hope you are having a terrific day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:27:27 EST Puffy eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327441 Has anyone experience puffy eyes with no reason before? ... two days in a row now, yesterday was lots worse than today, but I'm starting to worry... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a nice day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:17:34 EST Jogging in the trails http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325122 I did my best on the trails Sunday, and I'm still paying for it, I'm really sore... <BR> <BR> But well, I did got some rest yesterday, I did drink my veggie/fruits fresh made juice, and rested some more... <BR> <BR> I'm feeling a lot better today, I did my 150 crunches at waking up, and already walk my first mile this morning... <BR> <BR> Hope you're having a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:27:34 EST "Aha moment" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322948 I had a yearly check up Friday, in the middle of the visit I mention that I'm exercising, and he asks: "to maintain you weight, right?" ... I answer, not I'm still needing to lose some weight... My doctor replies,"you're already in a healthy weight, How much more are u wanting to lose".... And that was my "Aha moment"... <BR> <BR> 25 pounds ago I felt I needed to do something, but diets and everything "drastic" is directed to really big people, I felt in "limbo", I wasn'twasn't as big, as t... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:39:03 EST 139.55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319078 This morning the scale decided to cooperate... 139.55 pounds... <BR> <BR> Really happy. <BR> <BR> Farrah Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:42:03 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317106 I'm happy today, because I'm trying and it's working, the scale it is not very cooperative on the process, but since I'm exercising I'm going smaller... that's just plain awesome... <BR> <BR> Hope you're having a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:58:24 EST Juicing: Recipes?... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315656 I've been doing my crunches, exercising, drinking my water, behaving on the eating... I even incorporating some juice drinking into my diet.... <BR> <BR> I think I'm in the right track... <BR> <BR> I drink a cup of juice every other day... the first juice: lettuce, broccoli, orange juice (fresh made by myself), few strawberries/blueberries... second juice lettuce, broccoli, orange juice (fresh made by myself), few strawberries/blueberries... third juice: pineapple, carrots, kale, broccoli,... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 10:26:58 EST Phase 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312560 I believe I know what phase two needs to be about, it needs to be about getting to this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968844854.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l206872922.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know I'm pretty far from looking like that, BUT I KNOW I CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous weekend! <BR> <BR> Farrah Fri, 5 Apr 2013 11:44:48 EST 3...2...1... go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311684 I'm ready to "start" my phase 2... I've been exercising for over a year now, I believe is time to step it up.... <BR> <BR> I don't know what exactly will be "Phase 2"... but I'll keep you posted... <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Thu, 4 Apr 2013 16:55:15 EST Family time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309972 My family came for vacation time, of course their vacation, so I've been working and taking care of them (more like spending time with them, than taking care) it's been fun, I've walked lots, and play with my 10 month old niece, but I haven't exercise, I don't have time, and when I have a little I don't have energy... hahahah <BR> <BR> But I'm weighting in every morning and I'm maintaining... <BR> <BR> They are leaving today, so I hope to get back to routine the day after tomorrow the lates... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:11:30 EST OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300936 I went to the chiropractor yesterday and he tweak me to much (I think), I'm slowly recovering from the tweaking... Hope to feel better this evening and from tomorrow morning on... <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:59:30 EST OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300935 I went to the chiropractor yesterday and he tweak me to much (I think), I'm slowly recovering from the tweaking... Hope to feel better this evening and from tomorrow morning on... <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:59:29 EST Great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299244 Here we go again... I'm trying to catch up with my "data", tracking my weight and miles... I'm just an harmony crazy, or order crazy, I like to have everything align... hahahaha <BR> <BR> I know today is/will be a great day, Hope your Monday is as good as mine. <BR> <BR> Have a Bless day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:56:47 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298415 Yesterday I went to a family party at my cousin, they had a dj and mariachi... <BR> <BR> Everything was great, I saw lots of family and have an arm workout, my baby niece came to visit so I had her on my arm most of the evening, OMG!... I can't stand my arms this morning, literally.... I had taken a pain killer/muscle relaxer (something light) because everything hurts, I don't know how moms do it all day everyday... <BR> <BR> Have a nice Sunday <BR> <BR> Farrah Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:29:18 EST 64.9 again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296627 Well, I finally made it back to 64 kilograms, even though is a 64.9 but still a 64, hahahaha <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing great, have an awesome weekend. <BR> <BR> Farrah Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:30:28 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294800 I'm glad to report that even though I haven't been able to exercise as much as I would like, in between the little workout, and a little healthier eating, and trying to close watch my behavior, and trying to drink the water... it working... I'm down 1.5 pounds from the 2 pounds I packed on Spring Break! <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:05:36 EST Damage done in Spring Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292192 Even though I behave, I had a gain of 2 pounds in Spring Break week, I believe is due to no drinking enough water and maybe a little bit by the not so good eating, I didn't overeat, but I didn't have enough greens (fruits and veggies) .... <BR> <BR> Well, I already lose 1/2 a pound from the gain, so we are back!!! hhahahaha <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:00:03 EST Damage done in Spring Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292191 Even though I behave, I had a gain of 2 pounds in Spring Break week, I believe is due to no drinking enough water and maybe a little bit by the not so good eating, I didn't overeat, but I didn't have enough greens (fruits and veggies) .... <BR> <BR> Well, I already lose 1/2 a pound from the gain, so we are back!!! hhahahaha <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:00:03 EST Damage done in Spring Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292190 Even though I behave, I had a gain of 2 pounds in Spring Break week, I believe is due to no drinking enough water and maybe a little bit by the not so good eating, I didn't overeat, but I didn't have enough greens (fruits and veggies) .... <BR> <BR> Well, I already lose 1/2 a pound from the gain, so we are back!!! hhahahaha <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! <BR> <BR> Farrah Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:00:03 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277329 I'm finally down from 65.5 kg to 64.9 kg. I wanted to be under 65 period, so I'm happy today! <BR> <BR> hahahah I know I'm just crazy, but I can't (don't want to) change.... I don't really see a good reason to change... hahaha <BR> <BR> Well have a nice day, we are almost on Spring Break, I'm so ready!!! <BR> <BR> Stay in touch! <BR> <BR> -:¦:- <BR> ´¨¨)) -:¦:- <BR> ¸.•´ .•´¨¨)) <BR> ((¸¸.•´ ..•´ - -:¦:- <BR> -:¦:- ((¸¸.•´* Farrah -:¦:- <BR> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:32:51 EST Does anyone know how longs it takes to your body to catch up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274367 I'm sad and mad today, between yesterday and today I gained 2.86 pounds, and I've been exercising, eating right, and drinking my water... yes I could have eaten better, yes I could have done more exercise, but I think I did really good on the weekend, and yesterday... <BR> <BR> Does anyone know how longs it takes to your body to catch up? I mean catch up with what you eat and catch up with exercise... because I know that if you eat something and you weigh in, you'll weight more, and if you e... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:13:27 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272629 Exercise Accountability: <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> - 30 minutes Wii Fit Free Steps <BR> - 1.5 miles in the elliptical <BR> <BR> Sunday <BR> - 125 crunches <BR> - 5K (3.26 miles actually) in the park <BR> <BR> On the food I did pretty good, my weakness was the water intake, but only Sunday evening/night, other than that was a great weekend. <BR> <BR> Have a Marvelous Day! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:45:16 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268462 Finally yesterday I made it to the Elliptical in the evening. <BR> <BR> 125 crunches in the morning <BR> 1 mile walked in the morning <BR> 1 mile walked in the afternoon <BR> 2.3 miles on the elliptical evenining <BR> <BR> I ate at home all my three meals of the day, it was home cooked food, it was a good day! <BR> <BR> Have a great day my friends! <BR> <BR> Farrah Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:31:18 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267188 I don't know what's going on, but I'm happy. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to get a new laptop, and finally yestarday I got it, that's not it... I've been able to stay on my weight, without doing a lot to do it... I believe all the exercise that I did last year is finally catching up with me, ahahhaha <BR> <BR> For real waht I believe is happening is that last year I was able to incorporate new habits to my life, and you know what they say "First you have to create your habits, then your habit... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:01:02 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265763 Yesterday was for real a REST day, I was really tired because for some weird reason I waked up Monday at 4 am, and yesterday at 4:41 am, and I wasn't able to go back to sleep, so yesterday evening I took a nap, wake up, completed homework and upload the assignment for grading... then I went back to bed and slep until this morning, it was Awesome, today I feel energized, I need to set up my schedule for this afternoon, because I feel the energy, I just need to set up a plan... <BR> <BR> Have ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:53:59 EST