FITFORME2012's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FITFORME2012 FITFORME2012'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/ One-derland!!! Woo-hoo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236156 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l401899217.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This also means total weight-loss for January is 10lbs! Progress pic to come (didn't get a chance to take one yesterday). I beat my goal by 3lbs! <BR> <BR> So...my February goal is 6lbs. My reasoning is that although I did awesome this past month, my progress has started to slow a bit, and I don't want to set the bar so high that I get discouraged and give up, since that's my MO. Sad, but true. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:03:30 EST Mini Check-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230882 It's been awhile since I've posted anything... <BR> <BR> Things are okay. I've still been sticking to my LA diet, and have kept up with workouts, although a bit sporadically. This week I'm trying to get back on the exercise wagon, but my Wii is now hooked up so I've been doing little dance parties with my daughter - she loves it! She loves trying to dance along with me, or some nights, like last night, she cheers me on and claps when I get 'stars', lol - so adorable! <BR> <BR> Last weekend ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:49:53 EST General Check-in and SP Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203977 First, I'm down this week to 203.2!! Woot! Total loss so far of 6.6lbs, which means only .4lbs left for my goal of a 7lb loss this month, and about 4lbs until I'm in ONEderland!! Woo-hoo!!!!! To be honest, I was a little concerned I wasn't going to lose at all, and possibly gain, b/c I was up about half a pound earlier in the week, but then that TOM started so I think that may have been it. I'm curious to see if things start to regulate themselves since the diet I'm following has helped other... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:58:08 EST 28-Day Bootcamp, Days 3 & 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201155 Yesterday was Day 3 of the bootcamp dvd, which is a break day. You can do other cardio, etc on your break day, but I chose not to since my knee was bothering me something fierce last night. Today it was better so I felt comfortable going ahead with Day 4...still going strong, and still rocking the early morning! Woo-hoo! And tomorrow is FRIDAY <em>334</em> !!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:54:47 EST 28-Day Bootcamp, Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197638 Tonight I completed the second day of the SP 28-day bootcamp dvd :). My DD again tried to do it with me...and then she thought it'd be fun to sit on me while doing the part where you're sitting and leaning back on your hands and have to lift your butt and hips...yeah, that was a no go, lol. Luckily DH intervened and kept her occupied so I could finish. <BR> <BR> And, this morning I got up extra early (5:30am), showered, and made scrambled eggs with some spinach and tomatoes and had that wit... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:29:20 EST 28-Day Bootcamp, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195770 Tonight I completed Day 1 of the SP 28-day Bootcamp! Felt good to start moving around again! My daughter was so cute and tried doing some of the moves with me, lol. Also made it interesting to move around and not get hurt while she ran around, but we did it. Extra proud of me too since I really didn't want to work out since I was so tired and not feeling well, but I think I can honestly say that I feel better for it. :). <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Day 2! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:45:49 EST First Mini-Goal Reached!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191577 My first goal for the year/January was to lose one pound this week, and I'm happy to report this week that I surpassed it! Down 3.8lb! Which means only 3.2lbs until my next goal of 7lbs this month! Woo-hoo!! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:50:20 EST 2013...Happy New Year/New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187078 Well, it's another new year...which means it's time for resolutions and goal setting. <BR> <BR> Once again, one of my resolutions is to become fit and healthy...so in a separate journal, I've written down some goals and positive affirmations and steps I plan to take to be successful. One thing I've changed is that I'm going to be following a Low-Amylose Diet to help with my PCOS and hopefully in addition to losing weight, I'll be able to conceive naturally, since my DH and I are talking abo... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:44:56 EST Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050879 So...here we are once again. I've been struggling for the past few weeks (I know, what else is new), holding on as tightly as I could, losing my grip more than I should have. But the past couple of weeks, things have been good. I'm eating better, and paying attention to what I'm eating. I have to. Not only to achieve the goals I've set for myself, but also for my health. <BR> <BR> Besides the fact the I have PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), I also now have a suspected (all but confirmed... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 11:15:02 EST Red Hot Mini Challenge: For the Body I Want http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967917 After an all to long hiatus from this journey of healthy living and getting fit, I returned to the DONE Girls team, and joined the 'Red Hot Heartbreakers Challenge'. Our first mini-challenge is to post a blog post about our body goals, post a current pic and measurements, along with a review of our eating habits, and a challenge to ourselves to try something outside our comfort zone, so here goes nothing, lol. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l170469665.jpg"> <BR>... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:45:12 EST So far, So Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928840 This week has been a little rough. Lots of crap at work, hormones, family drama-rama, etc. But I've stayed mostly on target with my eating (although I realized I really need to remember to buy an alternative to whole milk so I can make a late snack of cereal a little healthier; we keep whole milk for our little girl). <BR> <BR> I even got myself re-registered to use the gym at work, so I'll have at least 2-3 days a week I can work out for sure, with the goal to eventually add on stuff at ho... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:55:15 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920688 So...here I am, yet again. At least I'm stubborn and keep coming back, right? <BR> <BR> So a couple weeks ago, I sort of re-started getting back on track but it was half-hearted, I'm not going to lie. I lost a couple pounds, and then the next week I ate like crap, and regained it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I'm starting over. Why tomorrow, why not today? Well, because I used today as my last "fun", eat whatever day. We went to a BBQ/pool party today, and ate some stuff I shouldn't have. I knew it... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:24:53 EST Trying to Find My Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857704 The past few weeks, I've been slacking. I'll admit it. I've had (and given in to) cravings for chocolate chip cookies, chocolate, etc. Hormones? Maybe. Depression? Maybe. There's a lot going on in my head lately. I know I want to lose weight, make that NEED to lose weight. But lately, it's been a struggle. I've been successful, but still wonder why bother. It doesn't help that I've also been ridiculously exhausted for the past few weeks (blood-work this week to rule out thyroid and B12 issues... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:16:41 EST Mini-Challenge: DONE Girls Frolicking Summer Goddess Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827721 So...I discovered a great team called 'DONE Being the Fat Girl', and not longer joining the team, I also joined a challenge that had just started. This post is for our mini-challenge; a description of my goals for this, measurements, etc. So here goes nothing! <BR> <BR> My starting weight for this challenge was 209lbs. My goals are as follows based on a 1.5lb/week loss: <BR> <BR> 4/22: 204 <BR> 5/16: 199 <BR> 6/20: 190 <BR> 7/4: 187 <BR> <BR> If I complete this, and meet all of these goals... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 21:04:31 EST Babbling and Rambling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793940 So...I rejoined SP for the umpteenth millionth time last month...and so far, so good. I'm optimistic...but then again, I was optimistic about all of my previous attempts. But so far, I'm hanging in there - I'm even down 8lbs! Even with being terribly sick with a stomach bug a couple weeks ago. <BR> <BR> I've been sure to what kinds of foods I'm eating, drinking plenty of water...I'm even paying attention to my sodium levels so as to not consume too much. <BR> <BR> My biggest issue is probab... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:51:11 EST