FITGIRL15's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FITGIRL15 FITGIRL15'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/ WELOCH - week 4 update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863680 WELOCH 2015 <BR> Week 1 - 141.2 <BR> Week 2 - 139.4 <BR> Week 3 - 137.5 <BR> Week 4 - 137.4 <BR> <BR> Let me esplain! LOL <BR> This week must have been hard, or maybe I'm feeling antsy that I haven't had anything wild and crazy to eat since we got back from Mexico (Jan 5th)... I got home from work on Friday and I really wanted to order pizza with Joe! (Like a treat for being so consistent with our WELOCH goals) but I got home and Joe was already in bed! SLEEPING! <BR> <em>527</em> (He ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:32:55 EST Installing a studio in my basement! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860279 I NEED any EDUCATED advice I can get! <BR> <BR> I am finally getting around to researching putting a gym flooring in my basement, and it is trickier then I thought to get GOOD advice! <BR> <BR> I am really concerned about injuries (because I do Zumba A LOT! I teach about 6 hours a week, I train/practice my Zumba routines at least for another 2 hours each week!) So, I definitely do not like the idea of dancing on the concrete basement floor and the current carpet situation is not cutting i... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:38:43 EST This Girl is on FIRE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858342 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1299497895.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91t<BR>i_MpdHA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I dunno what happened... but this WELOCH has started off with some serious momentum for me! I had my official weigh-in today (Monday, LOVE IT!) and I read: 137.5! <BR> That's almost 4 pounds down since I started January 5th, only 2 weeks ago! (141.2) <BR> And I was SICK when we began this and typically illness makes me lose weight! ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:02:12 EST WeLoCH2015... The deets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854217 WEight LOss CHallenge 2015 (WELOCH... my new name for it! LOL) <BR> <em>7</em> <em>208</em> <em>309</em> <em>355</em> <BR> Starting point: <BR> Jan. 5th, 2015 - JOE: 203 lbs JESSICA: 141.2 <BR> <BR> END: <BR> July 21st, 2015 - JOE: 187 lbs JESSICA: 130.1 <BR> <em>104</em> <em>248</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> For Joe, that's 16 pounds in 28 weeks... about 0.5 pounds a week. A SINCH for a guy, I swear! <BR> For me... 11 pounds in the same... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:46:44 EST SPOILED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848589 Joe spoiled me for my birthday! <em>44</em> <BR> He had not 1, but 4 presents bought and wrapped before we left for our Vacation that I had to wait till after our holiday to open! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>255</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> First thing he got me is a BOSE portable BlueTooth Speaker! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1360282532.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This thing is AMAZING and will be such an awesome toy to bring with me so I can ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:41:24 EST Refreshed and ready for 2015! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847833 I'm BAAAAAAAACK!!!! Sorry for the LONG delay, but the wifi was seriously unreliable at the resort. It's all good though cause it gave me more time to focus on my TAN!!! <BR> <em>344</em> <BR> I spend one whole week in my bikini <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l599671752.jpg"> <BR> (It won't let me rotate these photos! What the?) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053161859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It was glorious!!! <BR> <BR> But af... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:22:39 EST Holiday Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836102 After my last Zumba® class of the year, I asked my members to stay for a group photo... 2/3rd's of the class obliged and I got this sweet momento! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1534903196.jpg"> <BR> There were actually 35 people in class, 25 stayed for the photo! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1362794276.jpg"> <BR> Such a poser! <BR> <BR> My shirt said: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l419525328.jpg"> <B... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:49:54 EST One week before lift off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833523 Sooo freaking excited for Mexico! <BR> <BR> This girly needs a BEACH vacation something fierce!!! <BR> <BR> I taught Zumba today, and I wore my festive elf hat (complete with bells!) and we danced to 3 festive songs! (well, they are Festive to me! lol <BR> <em>444</em> All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey <BR> <em>446</em> Rockin' around the Christmas Tree by Mary J. Blige and Sheryl Crow <BR> and <BR> <em>440</em> Big Spender (which is more of a burlesque number then a fe... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:46:42 EST Wednesday Weight Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831886 I normally don't blog my workouts... what's the point? I'd definitely start sounding like a broken record, HAHA! But yesterday I switched up my normal routine and WOW, I am feeling it in ALL the right places! I had DOMS, but like a GOOD version of it! LMAO Not the , "OMG, was I hit by a truck yesterday?" DOMS! <BR> <em>33</em> (We all know that feeling... well, those of us that lift heavy weights do!) <BR> <BR> So this was my workout... it took me about 40 minutes. <BR> I did it... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:45:11 EST Feeling GOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830813 I have done ABISMMALLY in the Weight Loss Challenge this time around! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I'll eat a salad for dinner, then go and eat chocolates before bed. <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I am definitely NOT trying too hard to lose weight... I guess THIS is what happens when your motivation has gone elsewhere! ...like say, MEXICO! LOL <BR> <BR> I'm not MAD at myself though... actually I am feeling VERY GOOD with the amount I'm exercising and I do feel that I am *TRYING* to eat a... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:11:22 EST Christmas Party Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829660 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2119791232.jpg"> <BR> Not your traditional Christmas Photo <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1932498697.jpg"> <BR> Give me that!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l355174995.jpg"> <BR> I wasn't all that sure about this pose... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1713608467.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We didn't get home till 1:00AM from this party! And both of us dran... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:48:30 EST #GIFTMISS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827514 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1882419851.jpg"> <BR> This email from my bank came into my inbox today: <BR> <link>view.website.rbc.com/?j=fec216737062<BR>027a&m=fe921570736c0c7b75&ls=fe6515717<BR>166047a7113&l=ff911377&s=fe95107976650<BR>07f76&jb=ff60107876&ju=fe9015707c640d7<BR>b73&&utm_source=rbc_et&utm_medium=email&r=0 </link> <BR> All about how at Christmas it sucks to buy someone the wrong gift because you don't know them very well... <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:06:27 EST Ready for the holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826541 MENTALLY, that is!!! <BR> Physically.... I have not bought a single present or put up a single decoration. NADA! <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did buy some chocolate balls to put in the candy dish at work... does that count? <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <em>24</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So, this weekend I will start some shopping... I want to get all my presents bought and wrapped, sent or hand-delivered sooner then later! With our trip apporoaching fast, time is of t... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:50:20 EST Ready for the holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826540 MENTALLY, that is!!! <BR> Physically.... I have not bought a single present or put up a single decoration. NADA! <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did buy some chocolate balls to put in the candy dish at work... does that count? <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <em>24</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So, this weekend I will start some shopping... I want to get all my presents bought and wrapped, sent or hand-delivered sooner then later! With our trip apporoaching fast, time is of t... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:50:11 EST MEXICO for Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823411 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1465820447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Joe and I are getting super excited for our beach vacation!!! Especially since my friend sent us links about things to do in the area that we are staying in the Mayan Riviera!! <BR> OMG, <BR> snorkelling <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l203131994.jpg"> <BR> Ziplining <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l721470402.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4op<B... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:19:28 EST Drama! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822778 Ugh. Long story short... My BFF (who lives in St. Albert, 4 hours north of me) came into town this past week for an eye surgery (I was unaware of) and invited Joe and I to a "silent auction" (which I thought in my head would be a nice quiet event, where we could visit and have a good time! <BR> NO... turns out it was a silent auction at a PUB, which was actually afund raiser for her sister's kids hockey team! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> *enter frustrated Jessica face here!* <BR> First of all, ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:31:13 EST Getting results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819496 I guess sometimes you have to send nasty, ALL CAPS wall posts berfore you get taken seriously! <BR> <BR> I found the HCG diet's FaceBook Page and I called FOUL on my photos and how they were posted in error... and how I was appauled at their unprofessionalism. <BR> <BR> They ACTUALLY wrote me back a very sincere FB message stating that they were sorry that MY pictures somehow got posted to their website... They claim that they ran a promotion easlier where they asked their clients to send i... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:46:59 EST HCG DIET is a JOKE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818477 I was fortunate enough to be tipped off by a SparkFriend that there are weight loss websites stealing SparkPeople's photos and using them to promote their products... REGARDLESS if we a) used their product or not and b) regardless if they got our consent from us to use the pics! <BR> <BR> Case & Point: <BR> <link>www.payless4hcg.com/ </link> <BR> My pics appear on this website NUMEROUS times.... They even FORGED a testimonial by me (aka: Maria S. from Florida) <BR> Yet, I have never even... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:37:38 EST Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816713 I've already failed at daily blogging <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> But that never stopped me before! LOL <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty beat up (not gonna lie) from my workouts this week. (And I didn't even work out on Tuesday!!!) So I had a hot bath last night to soak in some Epsom salts... it was great, but I should have stayed in 10 minutes longer, I think. <BR> <BR> I teach Zumba® Step today after work and I hope I can hold it together enough to be able to rock my 2 classes tomorrow! (Zu... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:21:55 EST Bloggin' ain't easy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814339 I really need to get BACK to daily blogging! I NEED to fit it into my day, just write something short! It is very theraputic for me! <BR> <BR> This blog entry will be in point form, since I need to get my groove back! <BR> <BR> - My weight has stalled at 135.4lbs... I know why! I am not eating as I know I should! I need to eat MORE vegetables, drink MORE water and avoid the 'treats'!!! <BR> <BR> - It snowed here yesterday... A LOT of snow!!! (we're talking '2 trips outside to shovel' ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:50:19 EST Goldilocks Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810132 When Joe and I moved in together... that is when my sleep problems started! <BR> Joe is a big guy, and he sleeps in a big bed (king) but the problem is, it's as HARD as a rock! <BR> When ever I'd sleep over at his place, I'd consantly complain of numb arms, back pain or getting a kink in my neck <BR> <em>40</em> So when we moved in together I don't know why I agreed that we would put HIS bed in the master bedroom (well, my bed is only a queen size... having the extra space is kinda nice... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:23:32 EST Ain't nothing gonna HOLD me down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807720 I have to share... <BR> Last night I taught my regular Zumba class, which is held in a large fitness gymnasium. There are usually lots of members who attend, but the gym holda many bodies, so it's not a problem and I usually advise people who are new to Zumba to come and try it out on Wednesdays because there is so much more room to screw up, I mean, move it! <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Last night, I walked into the gym to see a lady with a walker in the middle of the crowd... READY to ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:22:17 EST More pics... Major LOVE fest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806476 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l532030795.jpg"> <BR> Favorite shot of the day!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1070682930.jpg"> <BR> 2nd Favorite! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118408158.jpg"> <BR> I look so cozy and safe in this photo! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019495348.jpg"> <BR> I have HIS heart! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l20469281... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:48:43 EST You have my heart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802819 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012955525.jpg"> <BR> I just HAD to share this with you!! <BR> <BR> The first picture I've seen from our photoshoot on Monday! <BR> This picture is simply perfect!!! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:54 EST Thanksgiving! PICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798828 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1291000999.jpg"> <BR> I have been dying to do a Fall photo shoot for years... I think this is my year! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l380085586.jpg"> <BR> Thankful for this man in my life! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l797805118.jpg"> <BR> Thankful for my beautiful neice! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1784028304.j... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:48:16 EST CONSOLIDATING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795377 Joe is a minimalist. In all aspects of his life. <BR> <BR> I am a bit more... how do you say, free spirited, and don't mind/can handle a bit of chaos and disfunction in my life (I blame my childhood! lol) <BR> <BR> It became obvious when we were coming up with our downpayment for the house that my finances were in desperate need to be consolidated. <BR> And that hurdle we have almost fully cleared. <BR> <em>104</em> (But trust me, it took a lot of work on my part... a few tears, and a w... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:02:14 EST Living out of boxes! Not easy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793377 This weekend was my MOVE to the new house! It took 4 hours to get from my condo, to the new house! It was relatively painless... but MAN was I tired after that! (I can't imagine how my 3-man moving crew felt!) <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Combining our things has been interesting... I'm glad that both Joe and I have seperate rooms for our hobbies (he has his bike/gear room and I have my Zumba room!) because otherwise I know he'd be losing his mind right now! (He is SO anal about things s... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:45:11 EST Packing! Moving day = Friday, Oct. 3rd!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790568 I took the day off work today to complete the bulk of my packing! It's going great! I am glad I already brought 2 car loads of my stuff to Joe's place... but still, the boxes are accumulating quickly around me right now! <BR> ... next, on to the breakables <em>24</em> I hate this part! <BR> <BR> It's also going to be a challenge packing up all my stuff with one day to go living here... I've already had to cut into a box of kitchen stuff to find the can opener to eat lunch today! LOL... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:37:25 EST POSSESSION DAY! (and another WLC.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785070 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l576090825.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l429434192.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This house will be officially OURS this FRIDAY, September 26th!!! <BR> <em>334</em> <em>342</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Joe and I are so freaking excited!!! But man, things happened so fast, we are both moving in at different times! LOL Joe got movers for this Sunday... then I'm moving in on Friday, Oct 3rd. <BR> Joe sold his place f... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:19:27 EST Deep Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782027 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l221907546.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope if you didn't already know that, that you DO NOW! <BR> <BR> You are awesome! Make today AWESOME too! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:24:06 EST Crazy Busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776928 We removed conditions on our house, so now it is OURS! :) Possession is September 26th... that's 2.5 weeks away! Joe and I are both so excited!!! (He bought me a big bouquet of flowers to put on my table! Isn't that one of the tricks of selling a house? That and the smell of baked bread or cinnamon buns in the oven? Already got that covered with my "Welcome Home" Scentsy! LOL) <BR> <BR> Anyways... now it's the hard part, selling OUR places! I've already been displaced from my home ma... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:27:22 EST That was FAST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768054 It's almost a done deal! We agreed to the terms of the seller (challenged his price a bit, and got a good deal, I think!) soooo.... in 30 days, Joe and I will be the owners, and moving into THIS house!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339708500.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271892520.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1124305455.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l676524740.jpg"... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:46:20 EST OFFER MADE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767558 We made an offer today on that very house that I posted about yesterday! <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> Now.. we play the waiting game, and see what he counters with! <BR> <BR> SO EXCITED!!!! <em>436</em> <BR> <BR> The home is in the heart of Calgary.... we will have a quick commute to the office! Plus be in the heart of the action (and easy access to get OUT of the city too!) <BR> <BR> It's happening!!!! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:24:45 EST Buying our first HOME TOGETHER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767060 Joe and I spent this weekend looking at houses! <BR> <BR> We are super excited about the prospect of living together! But stressed because the timeline is really much shorter then we thought (since the houses that we are looking at are vacant which means the owner probably wants a shorter close date then we are comfortable with!) We found a house that we really like and are ready to put in an offer... now we just have to get our finances in order and just hope that the seller will accept o... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:30:24 EST ZINCON2014 - Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766707 Just pics, no time for text... sorry <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1987651591.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967346743.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l511198156.jpg"> <BR> Costume Party... theme was "Embrace your Culture" <BR> Is a lumberjack Canadian enough for you? LOL <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1797211023.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:58:25 EST ZINCON2014 PICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764228 This was my 4th Zumba Convention... so I knew that I had to rest when I could, have food ON me at all times and just generally GO WITH THE FLOW and be OK if the plans didn't go as planned! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1570638362.jpg"> <BR> Me ready to fly to Orlando! Reppin' Zumba!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2022339205.jpg"> <BR> First sign of Convention life... and they are already promoting NEXT YEAR's Convention! LOL... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:36:07 EST Hiking Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755856 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432940368.jpg"> <BR> The 4 of us, packed, dressed, all ready to go! I mean 5 of us... <BR> Me, Joe Alex, Kyla and Koah (the dog) <em>200</em> <BR> <BR> wow... most of my files (from my camera) Spark says they are too large to post! :( <BR> I don't have much time to edit pics today... <BR> <BR> Let me see if this link to my Flickr works: <BR> <link>http://www.flickr.com/photos/fitgirl<BR>15/sets/72157645877428888/ </link> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 15:52:19 EST My 4-day Weekend in the BackCountry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753690 Joe and I had decided a long time ago to do afew back country camping trips this summer. This past weekend we 'smashed' our first trip out. (Yes, I am randomly using the term "smashed"... we invited a couple of our friends with us on this trip... they are 10 years younger then us and are teaching us some bad habits! LOL) <BR> <BR> <BR> Upon venturing out on this 4 day backpacking adventure this was the itinerary: <BR> Day 1: Hawk Creek to Floe Lake (10.5km) <BR> Day 2: Floe Lake to Tumbli... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:19:05 EST Crunch Fitness - Cardio Groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749164 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2129209344.jpg"> <BR> Crunch Fitness - Cardio Groove! <BR> <BR> This was the FIRST fitness DVD I ever had (filmed in 1996).. I remember dancing to it in my bedroom at the foot of my bed! LOL (I was barely 20 years old at the time! <BR> <BR> I really wish I could find the video now, I think I would KILL that choreo once and for all!!! <BR> <BR> Does anyone know where you can find OLD fitness videos??? This one was originally on a VHS t... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:43:30 EST I can't handle it right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746504 Go look at this and try not to laugh... I DARE you! <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/anima<BR>ls-that-cannot-even-handle-it-right-no<BR>w#1bcjpdf </link> <BR> <BR> I can't even handle how CUTE and silly these dogs are!!! <BR> LOVEEEEEE <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> We officially booked our holidays for this year. Joe and I will be moving in together sometime this fall (barring we both sell our condos and can find an appropriate house to buy... all the stars will align, they alway... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:56:30 EST Healthier Pancakes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744424 Have any of you seen the Spark People Article <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=7_perfectly_healthy_pancake_recipes </link> <BR> <BR> "7 Perfectly Healthy Pancake Recipes" <BR> <BR> ??? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1260253865.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Guess what? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> MY RECIPE is featured there! <em>334</em> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=520681 </link> <BR> <img src="http:/... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:11:34 EST Silence... is rare! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744362 It came to my attention yesterday (Thanks KATZABELLAMAMA!) that I have not blogged here in over a week! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> I'm usually a once-a-day blogger... so I don't blame her for being concerned! <BR> <BR> I'm FINE! ... Just fairly busy right now with cleaning my condo (which is starting to look like a SHOW HOME!) and Zumba and spending time with Joe! <BR> Last night I went grocery shopping and cooked up a double batch of turkey meat sauce and rice pasta! (So I'll be eating that ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:12:59 EST Perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738773 Joe had a bit of a break down on the weekend. <BR> <BR> He woke me up at 2am Saturday morning to say, "Baby, I don't think we can move in together!" <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> ... Let's just say, being half asleep then woken up to that... it was like a BAD DREAM! <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Joe was shaking, he was VERY UPSET and clearly this was something bothering him for a while! He said "Your condo, it just has so much clutter, I feel like it's suffocating me, like it's everywhere I g... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:34:21 EST Sick? In JULY???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735482 Yup. <BR> <em>527</em> <BR> I came down with something last night, and this morning it had fully taken hold of me! <BR> .... Headache, sore throat, runny nose! <BR> Oh ya, it's HOT! LOL <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I got it from Joe. He caught it on the plane returning from his race! <BR> I hate planes re-circulated air systems! So glad I am NOT a flight attendant! <BR> How do they avoid from getting sick EVERY FLIGHT??? <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Speaking of flight... Joe and I are ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:38:05 EST Calgary Stampede 2014 has begun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733792 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654693189.jpg"> <BR> Me after a very sweaty Zumba® class on Saturday! Playlist was dominated by country tunes! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1092724017.jpg"> <BR> Stampede Breakfast demo day! Went great! <BR> <BR> I worked on Western Choreo for a few days and now have choreography for these songs: <BR> "Play Something Country" <BR> "Timber" <BR> "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" <BR> "Cruise" <BR> "Play it Agai... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:07:14 EST Before & After PICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730696 I really wish Joe had taken BEFORE pics too... he looks amazing right now! <BR> <BR> I look at pictures of us in Italy and am proud of how far we have come! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1517816349.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2016178821.jpg"> <BR> Fat but oh sooo happy!!! <em>15</em> <em>334</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> This is me now: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1746579346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> a... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:51:50 EST WLC Results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729200 It's finally SUMMER! July 1st (CANADA DAY) is tomorrow and this marks the END to Joe and my Weight Loss Challenge (WLC). <BR> <em>479</em> <em>479</em> <em>479</em> <em>479</em> <em>479</em> <em>479</em> <em>479</em> <BR> <BR> How did we do? <BR> Well... Joe won, obviously! lol <em>246</em> <BR> ... He has testosterone on his side!!! (that's my story and I'm sticking to it! hehe) <BR> <BR> Here's a little table I created showing our results: <BR> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:17:32 EST The Queen of Portion Control! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727205 I have graduated from Princess of Portion Control (PPC) to the QUEEN!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1658325526.jpg">OMG! lol <BR> <BR> But seriously... it wasn't a cake walk to get here! It took A LOT of hard work and perserverance! <BR> Yesterday, I made myself a protein shake... but wanted something to give it a little 'flavor' LOL so I decided I could have HALF of an Oreo cookie in it! I pulled out ONE cookie, carefully folded it in half and dropped it into... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:08:31 EST Ticket BOUGHT! I am OFF to Zumba® Convention in August! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726036 I've been watching the prices of tickets to Orlando every day for a few weeks but prices just seemed to keep going up! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> Until today... I snagged my flight for $200 less then last week's prices! (It pays to shop around!) So... I'm officially all registered and ready to set off to Orlando for Zumba® Convention 2014 in AUGUST! LOL (yes, I'm getting ready early!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2063942531.jpg"> <link>www.convention... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:07:16 EST Still working on it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725607 I have always been very good about KNOWING that strength training is very important in our lives! <em>362</em> <BR> And I've never really had a problem with getting it DONE! ....Until NOW!!!! <BR> It's hard to deny that suddenly, I am overcome with excitement and passion to simply DANCE the days away!!! (I mean REALLY, who wants to lift boring weights when they could be rocking out to their favorite tunes?) <BR> <em>335</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> So for me... It's been a HARD issu... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:14:39 EST