FUNFROG79's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FUNFROG79 FUNFROG79'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/ Being Uncomfortable Is A Good Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562109 Thanks for the FitBit info, much appreciated. <BR> <BR> I had a VERY rough day yesterday. Mentally, I was a big old mess. Very agitated, short tempered and just all around evil. I was not fun to be around at all. <BR> <BR> Today, thankfully, is better. Not sure why I had such a bad day exactly, but I am pretty stressed about my test on Saturday. I had another rehab session this evening, so hopefully my therapist can help me with all this Christmas nonsense. I'm not really feeling parties a... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:03:59 EST FitBit Users http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560398 What's up, everyone? I hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> I had a lot of fun, despite having to study all weekend and having a sick husband. <BR> <BR> Friday night was our work Christmas party and it was a blast. I got some really nice and thoughtful gifts. <BR> <BR> Saturday was study, study, study and managed a 91% on my final. Sweet. <BR> <BR> Sunday I studied some more, cleaned up a bit, decorated a bit and went to Target to buy a few things and of course, ended up with alm... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:12:59 EST It Has Been A Long Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558442 Wow, has Spark changed in the past few months or what? Geeze! <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, I just thought I'd check in and let you know how I'm doing. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm in outpatient rehab....yup, for an eating disorder. I don't want to get to much into it, bc I'm tired of talking about it. I just want to change my way or thinking and get healthy. I wish I could say that I've lost weight, but sadly, I have not. I have steadily been gaining since August. I have gained exactly 20lbs and currently wei... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 14:19:35 EST If My Scale Didn't Cost Me $100.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477582 It would be smashed up Office Space style. No joke. <BR> <BR> My FitBit scale is an evil, evil demon. <BR> <BR> I was really excited bc I lost six pounds and finally felt almost normal again. My clothes still didn't fit right, but I felt that I was heading strongly in the right direction. <BR> <BR> Well, apparently when your battery gets low on the FitBit is turns into an evil demon and weighs you a HELL of A LOT less than what you really are. <BR> <BR> I know what you are going to say: ... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:27:49 EST 14 Miler Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474461 Whew. 14 miles is my longest run to date and it was pretty tough. It was very humid and I struggled, and I even decided I was going to quit at mile 10, but I didn't. I kept going and finally finished. My feet and hips hurt, but everything else was fine. I was a bit sore on Sunday, but all in all I recovered nicely. <BR> <BR> Thyroid wise I feel great! I'm losing weight, I'm down 6.5 lbs and focusing on rest and eating enough. <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? Any races? <BR> <BR> Happy Runn... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:47:56 EST Achy Knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467802 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I did a very slow three miler yesterday and my knees are killing me. I've had two knee surgeries and I always ice and all that good stuff after each run to prevent/help with pain and swelling. I haven't had in issue in forever, but man today is tough. It's funny...I run three half marathons in less than three months and no issues...I run 3 miles slow as a turtle and ow--haha. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support and HAPPY RUNNI... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:23:54 EST Faster Than Last Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466610 I had a nice and relaxing weekend. I ate well, I ran, I stationary biked, I resistance trained and watched the VMAs (LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE). <BR> <BR> I did 6 miles and ran it almost 8 minutes faster than last week, very exciting. <BR> <BR> My long run next week is 14 miles, looking forward to knocking it out! <BR> <BR> How was your run? <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support and HAPPY RUNNING! Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:54:02 EST Down Three! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462853 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling a bit better everyday. I stepped on the scale and saw a LOSS for the first time in WEEKS! Three pounds, I'll take it! <BR> <BR> I had a good run on Tuesday except for the fact that I had a side stitch so bad I thought I pulled an ab muscle. It was bad. I almost quit and stopped my run at 1.28 miles, but I pushed thru (and almost vomited haha) to complete my three miles. <BR> <BR> I have only 6 on tap for Saturday, but I have 14 miles on Labor Day week... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:37:39 EST 12 Miler Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459883 Good Afternoon! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? We had my laws in this weekend and had a nice visit. On Friday night, I usually have angel hair pasta and turkey meatballs, but everyone wanted to go out. I was nervous bc I don't like messing with my diet the night before a long run. I chose an Italian restaurant and had angel hair pasta, a meat sauce and added chicken for protein. It was amazing. <BR> <BR> I got up at 530am for my 12 miler and decided to see if I could trick myself. I deci... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:24:08 EST I Feel Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457274 Good Afternoon, everyone! <BR> <BR> Well, I feel A LOT better mentally since my endocrinologist appt yesterday. It didn't start out well bc my BP was 148/91 and has NEVER been that high, they took it again a bit later and it was 138/85, still not good, but my MD is thinking it is bc of my weigh gain. <BR> <BR> We talked a lot and decided on adding Cytomel 5mg to my Synthyroid which will now be 100mg instead of 125mg. We discussed diet and my training and hopefully in a few weeks, I'll be f... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:43:09 EST Doctor Tomorrow! YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455020 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I cannot wait to go to the doctor tomorrow and get this thyroid thing in check! My weight gain is getting so bad that I'm not fitting in my clothes are well and they are not comfortable at all. I do not like feeling so rolly polly <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> We ran yesterday during a weird storm. It was thundering so LOUD, but no lighting or rain and it was sunny out! It was so humid, but I managed to get my miles in. I felt so slooowwww but it was just the humidity. ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:52:27 EST Snap Out Of It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453706 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday did not go as planned. I ate crap and my stomach hurt so much, I couldn't run my miles. <em>2</em> I'll be out there today though! <BR> <BR> I have a crappy mindset now, bc of my stupid thyroid. It doesn't matter if I eat well or eat crappy, I'm gaining weight. So, of course, my mind is telling me to eat crap since I'm gaining anyway. I've got to snap out of that, eating crappy while training for a full isn't helping me at all. I have my meals and snac... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:44:04 EST 10 Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452685 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I had a productive weekend of running, resting, icing, and studying. <BR> <BR> Saturday's 10 miler was TOUGH! I know that a lot of us are struggling with the humidity in the upper nineties and it makes my runs a lot more difficult and more frustrating. I set out at about 6am and did fairly well. I ran it all in about 2:16, which I thought was pretty good considering all the monstrous hills I have to climb. <BR> <BR> The rest of the afternoon I iced, napped, went f... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:21:23 EST Worked Like A Charm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449750 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Thank you, thank you for the Garmin advice! It worked like a charm and I'm excited for my 10 miler tomorrow! You guys are the best! <BR> <BR> Things are going well, still super tired, but I'm still getting my training in and extra sleep in. I actually took a half day from work today bc I want to clean house. My husband and I have been super slacking on house cleaning bc we are both busy and it has been piling up. I decided to come home and clean it all and then go ... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 09:47:14 EST My Garmin is Broken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448764 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I got a call from my endocrinologist and my PA and the MD want to see me next week for an extended visit. Hopefully, I'll be straighten out soon. I'm over all the fatigue and weight gain. <BR> <BR> I came home from home and slept (in my running clothes) until my husband came home and we headed off for a run. I think my Garmin is officially toast bc it will say it's fully charged and then once I try to turn it on, it won't. I'm not pleased bc I have ten miles on Sat... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:56:34 EST Not Lazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447596 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> Well, I got my thyroid labs back and there was a major drop since May. <BR> <BR> May 2013: TSH 4.290 <BR> <BR> Aug 2013: TSH 0.185 <BR> <BR> Yikes! No wonder I have been feeling like complete ass. Well, at least I know I'm not tired bc I'm lazy! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to my run this evening, so hopefully I'll have a good report tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I was super excited bc I got my monthly Stride Box in the mail the other day and I'm excited to try the cool... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:49:44 EST Missed My Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446427 How is everyone? <BR> <BR> Yesterday, was rough bc I was so exhausted all day. I was supposed to run, but I bailed and took a two hour nap and boy, did I need it! I feel bad about missing my run, but obviously my body and mind weren't having it. <BR> <BR> I was pretty impressed with myself when I saw some Pop Tarts for breakfast, but decided to stay on track and drink my protein shake <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> My plan today is strengthening and making better choices. My increased water an... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 12:23:02 EST First Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445373 What's up? Long time, no see! <BR> <BR> Well, after my final half of the Triple Crown series, I took a longer than intended break from running and packed on ten pounds....yikes. Shortly, after seeing that number on the scale, I decided to train for my first full marathon. I chose a nice flat one, the Marshall University Marathon in Huntington, WV. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to lie, I really don't know if I can do it. The added ten pounds is causing some issues with knee pain (I've already hav... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 14:16:34 EST I'm a Triple Crowner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376465 I know, I haven't' blogged since March, but I'm in a great place and accomplished my goal of completing the Raleigh Triple Crown (three half marathons in less than 3 months). I have been blogging weekly at: <BR> <BR> jenhaught.blogspot.com <BR> <BR> I'm very proud of myself and have lost 16 lbs along the way. I'm hoping for another 10lbs gone bf I start training for my first ever marathon in November. <BR> <BR> Thank you, thank you, thank you for everyone who has supported me even though I... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 09:03:41 EST Raleigh Triple Crown Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292470 I know, I know, I'm never here anymore. I have no idea what you are all up to, but I would love to hear about it. <BR> <BR> I'm not on the computer much anymore bc I'm out training and getting off my butt. <BR> <BR> I love it. <BR> <BR> Our training has been tough but I'm feeling good. I've had few aches and pains here and there, but nothing that ice isn't curing. I'm feeling amazing. I went to the doctor to discuss my food issues and bulimia and she put me on Prozac and WHAT A CHANGE. I ... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:41:12 EST Raleigh Triple Crown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263270 Helllooooooo....is anyone there? <BR> <BR> Haha, it's been so long since I've been on here. It's been really tough this month for me and I have been struggling. I lost 7 lbs and gained it right back. I've struggled with my bulimia and binge eating. I was following Weight Watchers but I got obsessive about my points and just set myself up for failure. I'm kinda evil like that to myself. I'll be focusing on portions, hydration, adding more fruits and veggies to my diet and getting in some heal... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:10:31 EST 3 Half Marathons in 3 Months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240006 Good Morning! I have been doing well up until this week with eating well and working out. Not sure what caused the shift, but I'm working super hard to get back on track. Whenever I get like this I need to reorganized and change it up.....so I did. <BR> <BR> I decided to run three half marathons in three months. It's call the Raleigh Triple Crown and the first race is 8 wks away, the 2nd is in May and the last one is in June. <BR> <BR> My eating has been binge like the past week and I'm st... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:14:58 EST Weighed In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216972 I weighed in on Saturday........ another 2.1lbs lighter, so in about two and a half weeks I have lost 4.8lbs, not bad. I'm hoping to reach my 10% lost badge in the next week or two. WW is working pretty well, I have to admit! <BR> <BR> Not much to update, pretty relaxing weekend. I made a few recipes and you can check them out and a bunch of pictures of what I made on my blog: <BR> <BR> jenhaught.blogspot.com <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support and reading! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:51:39 EST Uhhhhh....I Didn't Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211572 I was wondering why people were liking my activity feed....... <BR> <BR> I didn't weigh in. So, I'm not sure why it was registering that I lost 2lbs. My husband and I share the FitBit scale and maybe he weighed in....not sure. <BR> <BR> My official weigh in will be Saturdays now. Thanks for all the likes, I'll let my husband know--lol! <BR> <BR> I tried to edit my spark weigh page to match my WW weigh, but it's not working. Oh well! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:06:51 EST Just a Few Adjustments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210085 Ah, I think I might be over my shi&$y weigh in. It really helped that I watched Biggest Loser last night and the Red Team was struggling like how I am. I completely related! <BR> <BR> I made a few tweaks to my program: <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 1) Change my weigh in day to Saturday bc Sundays are a heavier meal for me and I tend to use most of my weekly points on that day. Although, I think I will be more careful doing that now! I will weigh in again this Saturday, but I won't be surpri... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:25:19 EST Super Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207956 I weighed in today and was down .6lbs......in 14 days I've lost almost three pounds. I'm really frustrated this time bc I've been working so hard at this. I know having hypothyroidism puts a wrench into things and my losses will be harder work and less weight loss, but so frustrated. Honestly, none if my numbers look good: <BR> <BR> Wt: 186.5 Current: 186.36 <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> Lean Body Mass: 110.88 Current 110.47 <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> Body Mass Mass: 75.26 Current: 75.8... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:20:04 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206497 Good Morning! I really haven't blogging on here too much bc I have a personal blog. I have been putting more effort in that blog bc I have access to my WW info, pictures, reviews and recipes. If you are interested you can check me out at: <BR> <BR> <link>jenhaught.blogspot.com </link> <BR> <BR> Things are going well. I work out 6 days a week. I bike indoors, walk, and do weights three times a week. I'm struggling this week a bit bc I'm due for Girl Time soon and I always have one day wh... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:06:31 EST Balls! Foiled Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200704 Man, if I don't plan my meals and enjoy them, I head for trouble. I know better! <BR> <BR> I started my morning out with a smoothie and it wasn't all that great. Not sure what I did wrong but I drank it anyway bc I was busy this morning and didn't have anything else. I wasn't feeling it and didn't feel satisfied. <BR> <BR> I went to lunch late, starving and saw pizza on the corner. I peeked in the box.....tiny square pieces. Ah, why do I think the tiny square ones taste so much better tha... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:39:40 EST 1st Weigh In On WW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196667 Good morning! I know my weigh in on Spark says 3 lbs lost, but that is not right. I lost 2.1 lbs my first week on Weight Watchers. <BR> <BR> STATS: <BR> <BR> Wt: 188.8 to 186.6 <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> Body Fat Mass: 78.39 to 76.53 <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> Body Fat %: 41.25 to 40.95 <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> Lean Body Mass: 111.65 to 110.36 <em>55</em> Not really too excited about that one <BR> <BR> Plans until next weigh in include: <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> Try at least one ne... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:55:33 EST Mini Ice Cream Cakes 3 Points-YUM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193276 I'm pretty pissed but I'm getting over it. <BR> <BR> I started Weight Watchers (WW) on Tuesday, so Tuesdays are my weigh in days. On Friday, I stepped on the scale to see how I was doing around the halfway point and WTF. <BR> <BR> I gained two pounds. I was livid. I am busting my ass and following the points to a T. BS. I'm hoping it was just a fluke and on weigh in day I'll see a one pound loss. <BR> <BR> Urgh whatever. My husband set up my new bike for me and I love it! Super comfortabl... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 14:42:00 EST ABC's of Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189923 A - Available or Married: Married for 9 wonderful years, 10 in October! <BR> <BR> B - Book: I'm reading four! The Courage To Start: A Guide To Running for Your, Running For Women, Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back and Do Life: The Creator of My 120-Pound Journey <BR> <BR> C - Cake or Pie? Cake and more cake <BR> <BR> D - Drink of Choice: Green tea <BR> <BR> E - Essential Item: Phone--it has everything <BR> <BR> F - Favorite Color: Pink <BR> <BR> G - Game to Play ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 11:40:41 EST Unhappy? Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185983 Hey, everyone! How is everyone? <BR> <BR> I'm unhappy. <BR> <BR> I'm not happy about my weight, my clothes not fitting. I don't feel fun or sexy. I feel weighed down. I feel old. <BR> <BR> But you know what? Good, I'm glad I'm not happy. I shouldn't be. I don't take care of myself, I don't really like myself now. I don't feel like I'm worth it. I miss old me. <BR> <BR> So, I could sit and complain. I could get bigger, I could buy bigger sizes. I could sit around watching old The Girls N... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:36:21 EST How Was Your 2012? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184209 I spent FOREVER this morning on my personal blog and I figured I would share it with you all. I hardly ever add personal pictures or stories on spark that don't relate to losing weight, but, what the heck! <BR> <BR> Here's my blog, hope to enjoy it! <BR> <BR> Here's to a happy and healthy new year! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading and your support all year long! <BR> <BR> PS: If you are on Blogger, give me an add and I'll add you back! I love reading blogs! <BR> <BR> <link>jenhaught.bl... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:32:11 EST SparkPeople Recipe Attempt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181141 Ah, day three of my healthier me campaign and it's going well! I freaking love watching TV and I'm not even going to lie about that. I decided that every 30 minutes of TV, I have to move for 30 minutes, whether it be weights, marching in place, dancing etc. Basically, 30 minutes of rest, 30 minutes of moving my ass. Once the bike I ordered comes in, I'll add that to the mix. I did weighs during an episode of Kendra yesterday and my arms are super sore today. <BR> <BR> Eating has been going ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:19:54 EST Who Can Help Me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179907 Going out to dinner tonight! What is the best choice? <BR> <BR> HELP! <BR> <BR> <link>basslakedrafthouse.com/Menu.aspx </link> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 13:57:18 EST Still In A Relaxing Mode http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179641 What's up, everyone? Things are going well. Yesterday, I made smart choices and felt great. I'm definitely still in a relaxing mood, so I haven't done any major workouts, but we did walk the dogs yesterday and ran some errands. <BR> <BR> I ate really well and I helped my husband make Irish Oatmeal Bread from Cooking Light. It came out great but it took FOREVER with all the rising and baking. We started at 8ish and I had a piece at 1am! Here's the recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/reci... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:44:37 EST Not Waiting Til 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178237 Whew! We are finally home after the holidays, we have been gone since Thursday. We went to NH and NJ for the holidays to visit family and friends. We had a really fun time, you can check out my pictures at my personal blog at: <BR> <link>jenhaught.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I ate and drank and enjoyed time with the family. I got a FItBit scale for Christmas (as requested) and stepped on it......... <BR> <BR> 195.6.......48.1% body fat <BR> <BR> WOWZA! I was floored. I was sad, depr... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:00:23 EST As I Brush The McDonald's Wrappers Aside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171089 Happy Holidays, everyone! I haven't blogged in awhile and I probably won't til after Christmas since we will be traveling. I will be honest, I'm not eating well and I'm barely making 5,000 steps a day on my FitBit. I have been eating enough to feed a small country and and back up to 187. Yikes. My plan of getting down under 180 before heading back home is pretty much washed. I'm not gonna lie and say I'm not disappointed in myself. It is so easy to get off track and then get down on myself. <... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:43:01 EST I'm So Graceful When I Hit The Drive Thrus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165237 What a week and I'm totally embarrassed how I handled it. This week was full of anxiety (self inflicted, of course), a stupid argument with my husband (I don't know something about paper towels, I honestly don't even remember), a massive fight with my brother (he is acting like a complete dicknose), my friend that is taking the adderall to lose weight is now telling people she lost weight bc she changed her diet dramatically and it just soooooo dedicated (BULL FING S*IT! LIAR!!!!!!!) and tota... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:27:47 EST Karma Is A Bitch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155735 I don't believe in God, Budda etc BUT I do believe in Karma. <BR> <BR> So, I was thinking back when I was a kid, and a few unpleasant memories slipped in my head. I was always a tall and skinny girl, I towered over EVERYONE, even in kindergarten. I got made fun of some, especially on the days I wore my big puffy yellow parka and kids called me Big Bird...to this day, I still don't wear yellow-lol! <BR> <BR> I remember when I was younger and up til college making fun of overweight kids. So... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 09:23:15 EST Damn Splinter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153454 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm currently relaxing with my foot in some vinegar. <BR> <BR> Yeah, I have a splinter and NOTHING is working. I'm trying every home remedy on Pinterest I can find. <BR> <BR> This weekend went well, I'm SUPER sore from raking and crapload of leaves yesterday and cleaning our house. I can't believe I didn't get my 10,000 steps in bc I worked my ass off. I don't think I'm going to be able to get my steps in either bc of this stupid splinter. My foot is painful. <B... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:07:32 EST From 256 to 202 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151702 Good afternoon! How is everyone! <BR> <BR> Well FANTASTIC news, I got my extensive cardiac labwork back and now, it didn't come back great, BUT it is definitely improving! My cholesterol is down to 202 from 256 and LDL is down to 134 from 167--and that's just in a month's time! Everything seems to moving in the right direction and hopefully when we re check in January it'll be perfect! <BR> <BR> My FitBit is also improving my "moving my ass' goal. I've been reaching my goal of 10,000 step... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:25:58 EST I Need To Move More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148421 What's up? Things here are great. <BR> <BR> First, LOVE the Fitbit, although it is scary to see that when I'm not actively seeing patients in the office, I'm pretty much sedentary at work. Eye opening. I will now be walking around the office A LOT more when I'm not seeing patients. If anyone wants to be friends: <BR> <BR> http://www.fitbit.com/user/23MY8G <BR> <BR> In other news, I finished my Christmas shopping last night--yay! I'm making blankets for most people, but I finished the shopp... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:14:08 EST FitBit Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147092 I just got a pretty pink FitBit (THANK YOU,LAURIE!) and I want some friends! <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:23:49 EST Post Turkey Day Yappings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146934 Hey, everyone! How was your Turkey Day? <BR> <BR> We had a nice holiday. We headed to WV and it took two extra hours to get there bc of traffic and accidents. Once we ate some dinner and unpacked the car, we headed out to the store so I could get a few more ingredients for my no cholesterol biscuits and low fat grasshopper Jello pie. I even packed in our cooler a supply of veggies and some bean soup. <BR> <BR> We did a Turkey Trot, I really wanted to be under 40min, but I was over by 27 s... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:24:28 EST An Update Before Turkey Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139123 Just thought I'd update before the holiday. We have been super busy bc our good friends had their first baby and we have been trying to spend as much time as possible before we leave for WV. She is so sweet! I'll probably be spending part of today with mommy and baby. <BR> <BR> I have been doing ok, but the thyroid thing is exhausting. It has dropped down to .059 and I can't change my dose until the week before Christmas. The reason why: the pituitary tumor is pressing on the good cells (as... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:34:31 EST I Deserve It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129546 Happy Friday, Everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been so exhausted bc I haven't been able to sleep the past few days, so I'm definitely looking forward to sleeping in and getting in a few naps. I'm also going to treat myself to mani/pedi for all my hard work this week dealing with adjusting my eating to help lower my cholesterol. <BR> <BR> I'm not gonna lie, I totally deserve my mani/pedi. I also deserve the facial and wax I set up for myself next week. Oh, and the reflective runner and dogs vest s... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:29:05 EST Did You Vote? If Not, GO NOW! Not Much Time Left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126495 First off....did you vote? If not, you've got about a hour left....so go.......NOW! This blog will be here when you get back, I promise! <BR> <BR> So, I have been dodging my PCP since I got my cholesterol tests back bc I knew she was going to make me go on meds and I want to wait til January so I can give a true solid effort to lower it. Unfortunately, I see my PCP every Tuesday bc I work in her office bc we use it as a satellite office. She informed me that I needed extensive HDL blood wo... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:33:31 EST Weekend Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124924 Good afternoon! How was everyone's weekend? Things here are going well. I weighed myself this morning and I'm down another pound than I originally entered on my weight tracker. I was 189 and now down to 183.4 again. I have seen these numbers go down and then back up and then down and then up, so I'm not getting super excited, but I am happy that I'm progressing nicely. It will be nice to say good bye to the 180's (again-lol). <BR> <BR> I will say with this new way of eating that I'm not hun... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:17:28 EST Halloween Happenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120107 Ah, yesterday. It was our nine year wedding anniversary and I spent it at work and at class. I also got off track and truly feel the worst about it. I'm doing so well and it's AMAZING how quickly you can slide off. <BR> <BR> I did really well until our lunch at work, which was a baby shower/Halloween potluck. I did well bc I planned on soup and a small piece of cake. After the cake, my taste buds were like, "Heeeeyyyyyyy, I like this!" and my brain agreed with an evil cackle. Bastards. <BR>... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:18:19 EST