FITMOMINNJ's SparkPeople Blog FITMOMINNJ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Crazy Week !! I went back to work this week (yay) after being unemployed for 5 months. Has been challenging to coordinate my fitness again, that said I did hit my numbers. <BR> <BR> Something I came across that I really identified with:) <link><BR>ings-you-should-be-an-expert-at/#more-616 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry to my SP friends that I haven't been very active on teams or posting on your blogs this week. I really miss it:) Sat, 18 May 2013 09:34:28 EST Great Week, New Job ect.. 2 great things this week!!!!One I got a new job making more money and a great place to work. I am very happy and grateful to have gotten it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I also passed my 1 year in my healthy weight range. I have been at the very bottom of it, which I now call my vanity weight and have now settled lower/mid range. Going back to basics in tracking and now weighing in every day has really helped me in heading off jumpi... Sat, 4 May 2013 10:32:00 EST 7 Positive Things You Should Say Today All of these really hit home, I hope that my SP friends can find some value in this list:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Your life story is an expression of who you are; the words you choose to use shape this story. Your words create the essence of your inner culture and the core of your identity and destiny. <BR> <BR> How have you written your story so far? Have you put your words to positive use? If I eavesdropped on you... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:00:18 EST Funeral Was Yesterday.. A huge Thank You to all my SP friends for your kindness and support. Penny was laid to rest next to her husband yesterday, while sad we were able to celebrate the life of an amazing mother, grandmother and friend. <BR> <BR> I have taken over her volunteer spot at the church she loved so much. I will be able to visit her there every week. <BR> <BR> I can see her smiling down on us all:) Sun, 21 Apr 2013 08:16:04 EST Reeling... A dear friend passed away Monday April 15th from stage 4 cancer of the liver, lung and breast. Penny was such an amazing friend who always had a kind word for everyone. <BR> I am not one to really blog about bad stuff, but the reality is we lose people we love.Things happen that don't make sense, it's really up to us to find away in faith to accept what has happened without resorting to our old self destructive behaviors. <BR> <BR> I love you girl, there will always be a place in my heart wh... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:40:12 EST Short and Sweet (like me lol) Came across this, I am in, anyone else? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tip yourself $1 each time you workout and after every 100 workouts, treat yourself to something. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I really like this one:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great, healthy weekend:) Sat, 13 Apr 2013 08:22:30 EST No Witticisms, just a few truths to share:) Time is just flying by, I hope all of my dear Sparked friends are doing well:) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Funny how sometimes the more successful you become at ANY goal, there will be those who will try to make you doubt yourself. Those blinders come in handy here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am curing my people pleasing disease, if you have to act all the tim... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 08:43:38 EST The Gift Of Goodbye.... Whether it's goodbye to a relationship, friendship,or the relationship with yourself, sometimes the changes you make for your growth means some may NOT cheer them. They want you to be who you were before. The always yes, no problem...Don't show me up. Make no mistake, you will hear You're too thin, you're working out too much....Sound familiar??? On my journey to my ideal size and weight I heard this MANY, MANY times. What kept me going was my vision..I knew what I wanted ,who I wanted to bec... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:53:24 EST Spring Cleaning In January I just packed up all my clothes that do not fit anymore. Size 2x all the way down to size 6...GONE. I kept my ugly t shirt from my before picture and my dress from my son's bar mitzvah last spring. That is it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Why do we hold on to this stuff? I had been putting this off for months now..I realized I was keeping them as a security blanket just incase I regained my weight. How many sizes do you have in your closet? <BR> <BR> No matter where you are in your journey, maybe it's t... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:29:13 EST Jillian,ohhhh Jillian...... Like many of you I watched the premier of The Biggest Loser.In the past I would <BR> Eat my favorite sugar crack foods,wishing I could look like Ali, Michelle or Helen. <BR> <BR> Was great to see Jillian back,that woman has a built in bs meter that was going off the charts the 1st 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> If it were as simple as stopping the junk and moving,there would be no SP,Weight Watchers or any <BR> other weight control program. I had to look at why I would kill myself working out, only to... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 06:02:05 EST New Playlist For My Treadmill:Wgo are some of these artists?:P My idea of music is country,70's and 80's. Need to get with it right? Not to mention the boredom factor of same ole same ole. Here is what I have so far , some of these I never heard of lol. I will be honest, I don't like rap so a few of these will be gone Feb1st, however I did commit to using this list for January. <BR> <BR> Lady Gaga :Edge Of Glory (my favorite of all) <BR> <BR> Katy Perry :Firework <BR> <BR> Madonna :Get together <BR> <BR> Madonna: Ray of light <BR> <BR> Adele: Set fi... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 06:32:06 EST Not just a workout, it's about being ACTIVE In the past I would do my hour exercise , then make friends with my computer chair. <BR> <BR> <BR> In April 2011,I bought a Fitbit Ultra.Made a huge difference in my activity level.Walking,running and biking are all in addition to my 6 day a week workout. My 50 + metabolism needs all the help it can get. <BR> <BR> Besides the workout,what extra activity can you add today? Mon, 7 Jan 2013 06:37:08 EST What a year 2012 was.... Just did my final weigh in for 2012! 7 months in my goal range.I have never done that.In my yoyo dieting career I would lose then right back to my old habits.This time I got to a lower weight that is worth the sweat to remain at. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:06:25 EST