FLOWERLILLY_777's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLOWERLILLY%5F777 FLOWERLILLY_777'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/ 100 days from today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244903 Monday January 9th 2017. That's not really that far off. But in the course of the original 100 days is Halloween, my son's birthday, Thanks giving, Christmas and New years. This is favorite time of year. I love the holidays. But I realized I have been feeling horrible lately and so I'm taking 100 days to make a change. Of course with 80+ pounds to loose it will take more than 100 days. But I am going to make my first goal to loose 30 or more pounds in 100 days. This should be interesting.... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 23:00:56 EST I gave up my fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196015 I have been working on my lifestyle change for about 4 weeks. I had a fitbit (the original ) I was using it to track my steps. I loved my tracker, I would obsess over getting my 10000 steps a day so it was definitely helping my activity level. Then i decided I was ready to add in more exercise and I started dancing. The fitbit rarely registered my dancing as activity. I was working twice as hard and my tracker wasn't showing it. I started to get discouraged, and that's when I knew it was ti... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 17:24:17 EST My last beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174032 So I'm like most and have started and stopped tons of times. I know I can't do this if I want to reach goals. I have tons of reasons to get healthy and I am going to channel all those reasons to finally accomplish my goals. So today I have decided this is my last "start". Wish me luck! Tue, 31 May 2016 21:49:33 EST A big year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053162 So 2016 is a big year for me. I turn 30 this year. It is also the year of my 10 year wedding anniversary. (Yes we got married young). It's exactly 8 months and 1 week until my birthday. I have 3 goals for 2016 1) loose at least 50 lbs before August. 2) become more financially stable 3) start renovating my ancient house. I think my goal are all intertwined. Save money by eating home more, which should hopefully lead to better eating habits. And all the renovations should add some extra physi... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 00:17:59 EST Its my birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971021 Today is my 29th birthday. I spent it with family which is a blessing. I found in the last few years that I have become increasingly unhappy with what I see in the mirror. Laying in bed last night I realized this would be my last year in my 20's. I have decided that I will not spend it being unhappy with how I fell and look. So in the next 365 days, I will loose 91lbs. Say a prayer for my strength because I believe this will be the hardest but most rewarding year of my life. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:57:13 EST I have to wear WHAT?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793583 So hello spark people out there. Yes I am back AGAIN. I have let myself gain back the 50 wonderful pounds I lost. I lost sight of where I was and let myself get back to the larger unhappier and Way unhealthier me. So what made me finally stop and say "Hey your getting too big... again"? I got a promotion! I have worked as a nurse in scrubs for the last 8 years. I don't know if many of you have notice but scrubs look good on about anyone (or bad depending on how you look at it). My scrubs were... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:00:32 EST Halfway there! 50lbs down 50ish to go! (with photos)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583973 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l976368907.jpg"> <BR> This is the heaviest i have ever been at 223lbs on my 5'0 frame (Yes i was preggo but i had only gained 9lbs throughout my whole pregnancy) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369401280.jpg"> <BR> two months after my beautiful little girl was born i was somewhere around 215 <BR> That's my mother on my left and my grandma on my right <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l4790... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:58:26 EST I'm a slacker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568060 So since i did my 5k marathon i have been a slacker! I've been eating crap not exercising. Halloween hit, then the fair came in town and some how my will power disappeared! I can really tell that i have been slacking i feel like crud! Its a amazing how good you feel when you eat right and exercise. I can tell because in the past two weeks i havent and i feel like death lol. But just wanted to update you guys I'm BACK! I had a vacation to fat land and i dont feel good for it so Hello again to ... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 10:35:52 EST 40lbs down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4513616 I have lost a total of 42 lbs! I feel amazing! I run my first 5K in 2 weeks. I bought my first pair of skinny jeans! The thing that i have to stop and look at is I am now just back to where i started. I was 174 lbs when i graduated high school. I went into nursing school and gained a whooping 40lbs. 8 years after graduating I am finally back to my highschool weight. I now have to loose the 50lbs of excess weight i carried around my entire life! Its a bit scary to think i am just at the begini... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:27:19 EST My first 5K Marathon Oct.15 2011! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439961 I am training to complete my first 5K marathon! I have found a new love and its running. I feel so much better after a good run! I am SUPER excieted! I am following the Mayo clinic 5K marathon training program. Today is my last day in week one and i have been on track regularly. So ill keep you updated! <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:51:34 EST BACK TO IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439011 So i hit a plateau. ive been stuck at 185 for 2 months now and it driving me CRAZY! But i know why. i havent been as dedicated as i should be. So tomorrow is the start of me picking myself up and getting back on track! I still have a long way to go (around 60lbs) So ive been running. Im training for my first marathon in oct. now its just time to get better with my diet. I am starting all over again. Small changes (no fried food, increase water intake, and decrease soda) im excited. I am SO r... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:48:44 EST p90x doing well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4370963 So I'm on day 3 and I already feel stronger! I've done the workouts like I should and its amazing I already feel results! Today was arms and AB riper I did good with the arms but the AB ripper almost killed me! Um definitely still sore but I feel productive. Tomorrow will be the firs day I will work and then come home to work out. 12 hours of working then an hour of working out! Its gonna be a long day! Wish me luck! Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:13:26 EST wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4366707 So I woke up this morning and I was already sore from just the fit test for p90x. Today was day one for me and I did the core synergist video. Wow what a workout! I understand why it works I'm pooped! I will be doing this 6 days a week and I'm scared! I'm am sure that if I keep going I will meet my goal! Just pray for me and strength to complete this 90 days! Ill keep you updated everyone! Sat, 16 Jul 2011 16:36:45 EST p90x start of a journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4365494 I finally got my p90x! So today I did my fit test which I passed with flying colors! Tomorrow ill start Fay one of 90. I took before pics nut I'm not posting them until I have after lol.I'm scared of what will be coming but I'm determined to work hard at this! So I'll keep everyone updated in my progress! Wish me luck!!! Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:27:28 EST How do i let them hurt my feeling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4353123 I'm kinda feeling beat up right now. I had a sub from subway turkey but yes I ate a 12inch. Ok I get I prob shouldn't have but one of my coworkers yells across the table YOU ATE THAT WHOLE SUB! Now I feel embarassed and ashamed. I hate feeling like this! She is the one persone who always keeps tab on what I eat at work. I hate eating around her because I feel like she constantly judgeing me. Ugh how do u get to a point where these people don't bug you any more? Right now I just feel kinda lik... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:38:07 EST How do i let them hurt my feeling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4353122 I'm kinda feeling beat up right now. I had a sub from subway turkey but yes I ate a 12inch. Ok I get I prob shouldn't have but one of my coworkers yells across the table YOU ATE THAT WHOLE SUB! Now I feel embarassed and ashamed. I hate feeling like this! She is the one persone who always keeps tab on what I eat at work. I hate eating around her because I feel like she constantly judgeing me. Ugh how do u get to a point where these people don't bug you any more? Right now I just feel kinda lik... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:38:06 EST Ok so I'm postponing my trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4320716 I've decided to start my grandcanyon mileage in the fall. i live in Florida and i have to exercise in doors right now it is WAY to hot! just wanted to leave and update and reason why i have not been tracking! Fri, 24 Jun 2011 18:46:43 EST I'm going to walk to the Grand Canyon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4285848 So I have always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. I'm going to take a virtual trip! It is 2004 miles from my house to the Grand Canyon. I plan on walking the 2004 miles and blogging about my journey along the way. Below are the Mapquest directions from my driveway to the Grand Canyon. It is a 30 hour drive. My goal is walk it in one year. So that comes down to 41 miles a weeks so about 5 miles a day. Which is about 10000 steps a day :) . <BR> This is my start (the only pic i could find of ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:05:35 EST is it really such a problem?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4215082 Ok so my big "problem" is I think of myself looking a lot thinner than what I am. So let me give you some background on this. Monday my family and I took pictues for mothers day. Today I got to see them. Looking at the pictures showed me that in my mind I'm thinner than in real life. Is that such a bad thing? I think it shows I have good self esteme. But then in the back of my mind I'm thinking of the down falls of this. Am I one of those girls who wears clothes 2x two small because they thin... Fri, 6 May 2011 18:41:52 EST harder than i thought... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4208560 So I only slacked off for about 2 weeks but boy do I feel it! I did 30 min of zumba today and I was pooped! Before I was doing 60 min and doing pretty well. Its amazing how the body reacts to mistreatment. I didn't take care of myself very well for the last few weeks so now I have to work my butt off to get back up a good fitness level. I also noticed with not following so well with my calories I am haveing a hard time with portion control and will power. I was at the point where my will powe... Tue, 3 May 2011 22:38:49 EST moving forward! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4203353 So I didn't really "fall off the wagon" but I haven't been as dedicated as id like. So I am trying to find the motivation to get off my butt again! Its not as hard as I thought it would be. I find the more I work out the more I enjoy it. I also find I REALLY love loosing weight! I love the way the scale keeps dropping and the way my pants are starting to get so loose I need a belt. So by common sense I know what I must do. I am getting back on the wagon! I still have plenty of weight to loose... Sun, 1 May 2011 21:42:55 EST so the harder i work the LESS i loose. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4153867 I really wanted to achieve my goal of loosing 20lbs this week so I worked really hard. So when I got up yesturday morning to weigh I knew for sure I would have lost my 3lbs or at least the 2 of my goal each week. But there I sat looking a a scale that said 198.6. WHAT?! Ok I thought it must be water weight. I didn't dring as much as I usually do the day before and maybe I'm retaining some water. So that day I not only hit my goal of 8 glasses but soared way beyond to 12 glasses of water. So t... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 14:43:10 EST Really!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4129796 Ok so my hubby is driving me nuts! All day he complains about how his back hurts and how he needs to loose weight. Then when I try to get him to exercise he refuses and he eats very unhealthy things. I'm not mean aboout this o try to be encourageing amd even cook healthy meals but it doesn't matter. Today was the final straw! He said to me "this calorie counting thing of yours is out of control" REALLY!?!? Do u not know how hard I've been working? Have u not seen the countless time and energy... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:01:24 EST Getting back on the Wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4112242 So after my hard fall i decided to pick myself up, dust myself off and try again. So i stepped on the scale and i did gain weight but it was only .2lbs. Not as bad as i was expecting. So I went out and got a motivation tool! I bought the biggest looser for the kinect. OMG what a workout! by the end of the hour long work out i was panting and sweating. I burned 357 calories! I was expecting to be sore today but im really not. I have already drank 3 glasses of water and had my healthy oatmeal f... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:29:59 EST I hate this tom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4108395 I was doing really well for 3 weeks then this week its all down hill. I have had UNTCONTROLABLE urges to eat. NO energy to exercise. im trying to get back on track but im not doing very well at all! I Hope its not ike this every time its y TOM. Does this happen to everyone or am i just imagining all the trouble? <em>39</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:13:03 EST ummm so i went jogging... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4084491 And it did not go exactly as i expected. I started running and instantly i remembered why i didnt jog in the first place.... I HAVE BOOBS! And i am not talking about normal sized boobs here I'm talking about G sized boobs :( They are not great when your trying to run. I did enjoy trying though, i think i may have to wait until i loose a little more weight before i go jogging again. What i learned from this experience is that loosing weight makes you look at the world differently. I now want t... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:03:33 EST If i could walk 500 miles then i would walk 500 more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4082294 Come on you know you want to sing along! But the point of this blog is that i don't want to walk anymore, I want to run! Never a day in my life have i wanted to actually run but today i thought about going for a run. If you knew anything about me you would know what a amazing statement that was. I can walk no problem but now i want to challenge myself to run and that's what is exciting me! So tomorrow i shall be back here telling you if my excitement about going for a run is still there. I am... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:37:01 EST Today was a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4064525 I had a truly good day today! I went on a walk with my baby girl. I played the kinect with my mom and dad. Then to top off my day my husband gave me a compliment! He said he like me exerciseing because I have more energy and more fun! Its only been a week and I have a ton more energy and I feel so much better. This is just week one I can't wait to see what comeing! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 21:18:19 EST Don't judge me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4061691 I have been over weight for most of my life, but I've always had a pretty good self esteem. So it never really bugged me when people talked about my weight. Only recently has this started to bug me. Does anyone else get aggrivated when people who weight 110lbs and have never struggled with there wife a day in their life say things like why don't you just... or. Just stop ...! Hmmm why didn't I think of that?! Oh wait I have! Its not as easy as u think. That's like saying to someone who has ne... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:25:05 EST I want to be a success story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4054170 I have decided i want to be a success story. I want to have a before and after picture that doesn't even look like the same picture. I want people to say wow u look amazing! I want to be and inspiration to people too. This is only day 3 but, i know i can be a success. (hopefully) <em>20</em> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:59:15 EST