FATANDSASSYINTX's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FATANDSASSYINTX FATANDSASSYINTX'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/ Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4466776 My biggest problem lately has been balance. I can't seem to find the balance between work, my social life and my goals. My main goals are to lose weight and save money and I feel like I'm doing a terrible job at both. <BR> <BR> I signed up at Curves (yes, they have them here in SK!) at the beginning of August and only worked out twice last month. I was just exhausted and overwhelmed with my English summer camps I was teaching and then I was on vacation in the Philippines at the end of the m... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 01:26:03 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4463443 http://pinterest.com/stantau/i-won-t-back-<BR>down/ <BR> <BR> If you're in need of a boost, check out this board on Pinterest (my new favorite website and latest addiction). <BR> <BR> Here's one of my favorites... <BR> <BR> http://www.chasefear.com/post/5107598757<BR>/this-is-my-racing-t-shirt-never-in-my<BR>-life-would <BR> <BR> If this isn't motivation, I don't know what is. I'll make a shirt like that one day. Fri, 2 Sep 2011 23:11:29 EST My first 3 months in Korea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4317569 This isn't about weight loss, but it's about my life lately. I lost 15 pounds in my first 3 months in Korea because my lifestyle here is much more active than at home. I am having a blast and just wanted to share it with all of you. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:51:16 EST How do you diet in South Korea? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4302044 The food here in South Korea is so different from back home. Today, I asked my students what was on the lunch menu and they said, "Rice and kimchi." They didn't know what the meal was, but they knew there would be rice and kimchi. They are staples here. <BR> <BR> I am a picky eater so I was really worried about the school lunches. I live in a coastal city, a city known for seafood, and I can't stand to eat anything that tastes fishy. I decided before I came to Korea that I was going to eat ... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:50:21 EST 30 Day Shred, anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4299619 Well, it's the 15th, TOM is finally on its way out and I've decided to start the 30DS tonight. Anyone currently on the 30DS or wanting to start? It would be great to find someone to go through it with. I'm actually going to try the program below because I have all 3 DVDs, but even someone just doing the normal 30DS would be a great support buddy. Or even if you don't want to do the 30DS with me, but you want to support me in my journey, please let me know. <BR> <BR> DAY 1 - 30 DAY SHRED: LEV... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 02:08:25 EST I'm back... let's be friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4288711 I have been using Spark People off and on since late 2009. I have lost 50 pounds all together, the last 15 came off after my recent move from Texas to South Korea. I came to Busan, South Korea in February to teach English. <BR> <BR> I haven't been an active member of Spark People for awhile so I have lost most of the buddies that I once had here. I would really like to build up a support system again. <BR> <BR> I'm 27, 214 pounds, single and trying to become a better version of myself... ... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 21:03:02 EST Happy Hump Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3641456 What are your most dreaded days of the week? Mine are Wednesdays and Thursdays. I stay with an elderly woman on Wednesday nights so when I leave for work on Wednesday mornings I have to pack my workout clothes, clothes and toiletries for Thursday and my food for both Wednesday and Thursday. I kept forgetting things and had to go back into the house twice to get things I left. And it turns out that I still forgot the feta cheese for my salad and the multigrain crackers so I am down a few calor... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 16:44:31 EST Sweatapalooza http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3637122 I had a test this morning in my 8am class so I was done with class and on my way to the rec center to workout by 8:30. In my last blog I talked about my new favorite cardio machine, the Cybex Arc Trainer. I love it and hate it at the same time. It totally kicks my butt. Today was no exception. I was drenched in sweat after just 20 minutes on the darn thing. I wanted to stop after 5 minutes. It's that good. It really pushes me to my limits and I love the way I feel when I'm done. <BR> <BR> To... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:22:41 EST I'MMM BAAACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3634643 I had a bumpy summer, but I'm happy to say that I'm back on track. I started the JillianMichaels.com diet last week and I LOVE it! The recipes are great and it's awesome to be cooking all of my food and not having to think up any ideas on how to mix things up. I couldn't be happier. Planning ahead can be challenging, but it's definitely worth it. This is part of a yummy Greek salad I had for lunch... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l176530801.jpg"> <BR> <B... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:25:21 EST Mind over matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3337442 It's amazing how mental the weight loss game has been. I've recently been struggling with the ability to congratulate myself for my successes. I go back and forth between feeling proud of my everyday efforts and feeling unchanged. <BR> <BR> Today, I feel proud. I worked out extremely hard on my lunch break and I think I must be experiencing the post-cardio endorphin high. It feels good and I feel like I've accomplished something big. <BR> <BR> My body is changing. I know I'm losing inches,... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:49:40 EST Too early for Halloween plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3332790 Today I recalculated my goals. If I can lose two pounds every week then I will be in ONEderland by Halloween! <BR> <BR> So that is what I'm shooting for. I know that it may be difficult to accomplish, but it's nice to have a challenging goal. I ultimately want to be below 200 by my December 18th college graduation, but Halloween would be even better! Plus, it will give me a little wiggle room with Thanksgiving thrown in the mix. <BR> <BR> I recently posted my "30 Pound Blog" celebrating m... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:32:10 EST The 30 Pound Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3314552 This morning I got on the scale to see that I am down thirty pounds. The funny thing is that I don't really feel like I've lost all that much. Maybe it's because I lost the first twenty a few months back. I also still have a lot left to lose, but I feel good. If all goes well I should be halfway to my first big goal by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> I started doing the 30 Day Shred last week. It is quite challenging, but I like it. It makes me sweat like a mad woman. I have also been doing ... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:51:28 EST I can do this. I will do this. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3166462 I spent some time with my sister-in-law on Saturday night. She was drinking wine and I didn't drink anything. She was quite tipsy and was craving some late night fast food and wanted me to take her to go get some. She is a tiny little thing so she doesn't get it, you know? She kept trying to tempt me with jalapeno poppers to get me to go with her. I kept saying no, but she just woulnd't stop. Her argument was that I can't eliminate foods forever. I didn't want them. I want to eat healthy. I'm... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:23:40 EST 6 Month To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2932600 Wow! So, every day it's looking more and more like I'll be graduating in August. I had originally planned on finishing up in December and then heading to South Korea in early 2011, but if I graduate in August then I'd be moving abroad almost immediately after. It's a HUGE change in plans. There's SOOOO much to think about. Some things I have sorted out -- I talked to Eleanor (the elderly woman I stay 5 nights a week with) and we agreed that I will only stay one night per week starting in 3 we... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:58:14 EST Can I do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2923893 I have had a lot of off weeks lately. My eating and fitness has been slacking. I have been maintaining so I guess it could be worse, but I'm still disappointed. I think I just lost track of my goals and became lazy. The grocery store feels like a chore and I'm out of healthy food so I haven't been making very good choices. Plus, it seems like there is always something going on during the weekend that sidelines my diet efforts. Blah... whatever... excuses... <BR> <BR> After this semester I ha... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:05:01 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2845880 This week has been good and bad. I started my 5 week adventure on NutriSystem on Monday. So far, everything has been okay. The food isn't terrible. I don't really care for the breakfast foods, but the lunches and dinners haven't been too bad. I did find that I cannot stand the soy chips. I tried them two days in a row and have finally concluded that they are NOT tasty. They taste too much like soy and not enough like chips. <BR> <BR> The bad thing about doing the NutriSystem is that there is... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:28:10 EST Goodbye January, Hello February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2820261 January was a great month for me. It was the month that I finally got my life in control. <BR> <BR> At the beginning of January I thought I would try this raw foods diet for a few weeks as a cleanse to my body. I saw this Shayloss guy on Youtube had done it and lost 19 pounds in 20 days. I started it and as it turns out, I am the world's worst candidate for a raw foods diet. I hate most vegetables raw. I don't even think I made it to dinner on the 1st. <BR> <BR> I did stick to one thing t... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:32:49 EST Weekend Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2818082 I had plans to workout Friday and Saturday, but I didn't do as great as I had planned. I didn't end up working out last night at Curves. A friend of mine works in Curves and I got caught up talking to her. She is a massage therapist/esthetician and I got my eyebrows waxed and then never got around to working out before I had to go house sit. She is getting married and was telling me about the location they picked. I'm in the wedding and she informed me last night that the wedding was going to... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 19:10:26 EST What a weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2790861 So after a few weeks of doing pretty well, I finally had a breakdown. I didn't want to give up, but my mind definitely wanted a break. As I mentioned in my last blog, my life is crazy and I have to try extremely hard to fit workouts into my busy schedule. I did the elliptical for 33 minutes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I had planned on doing it again on Friday and Saturday, but by Friday I was done. I needed a break and I decided to take the weekend off from exercise. <BR> <BR> Then ... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:03:38 EST Overcoming Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2761622 I finally have the motivation to write my first blog post. <BR> <BR> I started my journey on January 1, 2010. I set out with a month long goal to stop drinking soda (or "cokes" as we say in Texas). I struggled, but I told myself that it's only a month. If I couldn't keep from drinking cokes for a month, how could I lose all of this weight? <BR> <BR> My starting weight was 271. On January 16th I weighted in at 260.2. I am quite pround of my 10 pound loss. I have set a goal to lose 5 pounds ... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:40:55 EST