GEMGLOW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GEMGLOW GEMGLOW'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/ I am BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632481 like everyone else i am one busy lady! lol..hubby and kids keep me on the go and i run 3 pages on facebook plus a weightloss group and try to keep up with friends and relatives on facebook too! lol <BR> <BR> then there's the house, the pets and my after school kids i watch everyday! So, i am off and on all the time, and should be a stick by how busy i am! lol <BR> <BR> started walking again today :) and hope to start turbo fire prep this coming monday! plus making sure i get my water every ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:01:19 EST Feburary 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628330 Good afternoon! <BR> It has been a while since i used this page but i am glad to see that it is still here for me! <BR> <BR> What has been going on in my life? LOTS! who isn't busy? lol <BR> <BR> To date i have been using a product called skinny fiber(which i love so much i actually sell it too!...lol...ask me if you want more information). <BR> <BR> I have lost 4 lbs and 21.5 inches in the last 4 months with this product and mostly healhty eating..my tummy has slimmed alot! which i am ver... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:34:20 EST Pictures and Measurement Chart Sept 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482698 Found them! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1284445608.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I gained 3 lbs and 2 inches during the summer and i swear it all when to my lower tummy! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1896912267.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l839902780.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, off to work.HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:18:31 EST Pictures and Measurement Chart Sept 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482694 https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleus<BR>ercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3<BR>A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-lyXcY03Hdj<BR>8%2FUiiA78Ao8sI%2F <BR> AAAAAAAAADc%2F4Bg0RxeyY4Q%2Fs1600%2Fbody<BR>%2Bmeasurement%2Bguide%2Bsept%2B2013.j<BR>pg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteM<BR>ime=image%2F* <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1049925043.jpg"> <BR> Definately need to work on lower tummy.I gained 3 lbs during summer and i think it all when there! <BR> <BR> <img ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:12:54 EST I didn't want to, but i did.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388167 so today i was to do my insanity and hip hop abs that i set out for myself to complete...That means today was insanity- max recovery and hip hop abs- fat burning cardio 2 and ab sculpt 2...thankfully it's a rest day for push ups...lol.. <BR> <BR> Well, do you think i wanted to do those workouts today? NOPE!!! not at all...i put them all on and pushed through them...not feeling like i gave 100% but I did make it through...and i'm glad i did! I always regret a workout that i didnt do but in th... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:25:31 EST 2 weeks left and i'm done insanity round 2... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384777 so, pretty much the same as the title..i have 2 weeks to go until i'm done this round of insanity... <BR> <BR> This was my second round and i was pretty worried about doing this month...during round 1 this was the hardest month.And guess what? this time around it was hard too...But i made it through that first week and i'm actually into week 3 of this last month..It wasn't easy and my legs and arms felt that first week more! lol.. <BR> <BR> So, yup, gonna finish soon and i'm actually doing ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:05:27 EST Round 2 and Month 2 of insanity beginning today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368996 So today is day 36, or month 2 of insanity...i did my fit test last week(friday...so i just have the 1 hour workout to do).. <BR> I'm a little nervous about it because month 2 is no joke and last time this was the hardest week of it all! <BR> Just gonna push play, and work through it...Hopefully i'm ok...lol... <BR> Plus i'm on week 4 of hip hop abs, so 45 minutes total body burn too.... <BR> Later! Mon, 27 May 2013 06:40:37 EST Month 1 of round 2 of insanity....(plus 2 weeks of hip hop abs) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357446 So, as promised i'm posting my measurements for how this last month has gone... <BR> <BR> So, april 17 i finished insanity, my measurements were: <BR> <BR> weight 222 lbs <BR> hips 46.5 inches <BR> waist 38.5 inches <BR> thigh 28 inches <BR> arm 14.75 inches <BR> chest 40 inches <BR> <BR> I had a recovery week plus did a lemon water detox during that week(you drink lemon water only for 3 days and eat light, but healthy meals only, no snacks, no junk) and during recovery week in insanity yo... Wed, 15 May 2013 12:52:18 EST 1 Month since i finished round 1 of insanity.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355571 Well, about a month has pasted since i finished my first round of insanity...and well i was a little disappointed in only losing a total of 10 lbs...but i did lose 10.5 inches in those 63 days so it was worth it...I also gained cardio and muscles! I can now do 8 push ups(real ones), before giving out! <BR> <BR> So what have i done since then? <BR> <BR> I started round 2 of insanity! lol..i'm not sure about a round 3 during the summer months but i definately loved the muscle gain and inches ... Mon, 13 May 2013 20:09:46 EST 63 days Of INSANITY! and I'm DONE!! YAY!!! some ramblings too... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326117 So, i have done all 63 days of insanity, the "hardest program ever put on dvd" they say.....They weren't joking.... <BR> Here's a few before pictures... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1798641039.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812023486.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824600125.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, that's what i use to look like...Since 2011 i have tried to stay health and exercise...i did very well that f... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:42:47 EST Day 36 of Insanity...Am i Crazy? ....maybe...lol.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290819 So, im on day 36 of insanity(this is a 63 day program that promises to give you a year's worth of results in only 60 days.) <BR> So i have completed month 1.I have lost 5 lbs since my last weigh in here...8 since i started..., and 2 inches....1 from my waist alone! yay...and that is basically in month 1.They say that you see the biggest changes in month 2...so we will see..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Measurements: <BR> <BR> March 18,2013 <BR> <BR> Weight 224 lbs <BR> Hips. 48.5 inches <BR> Wa... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:36:49 EST day 15 of insanity...fit test...whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262972 day 15...fit test...whew! <BR> <BR> move day1 day 2 <BR> <BR> switch kicks 63 65 <BR> power jacks 30 44 <BR> power knees 47 69 <BR> power jumps 26 35 <BR> globe jumps 6 10 <BR> suicide jumps 13 13(i'm doubting first number slightly) <BR> push-up jacks 14 18 <BR> low plank oblique 20 45(counting both... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:29:22 EST Day 5 of insanity and some other stuff...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251334 So, today was day 5...and can i say OUCH!!! <BR> <BR> I'm doing this work out today and i'm think, i'm might be crazy,,,then i start to notice, hey i did 10 seconds longer on that plank, or 3 more jumping jacks before i felt i had to stop this time... <BR> IMPROVEMENT? already? <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Then, afterwards i got thinking about it and i noticed my abs are drawn in more, i sit straighter, and already parts of my tummy seem smaller(ok, ok, maybe that's just wishful thing..or abs... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:50:24 EST Insanity Restarted with hubby. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248194 well, i did insanity day 1(fit test), day 2 and day 3, from youtube.Then i found someone selling their set and i bought it.Hubby found out and wants me to do it with him...unfortunately there's no way i can do it at the same time as him, but we are trying to do the same days on the same day.|I did the fit test yesterday and he is doing it now.he thinks he can do day2 today too but i dont know....i did day 2 today so he needs to catch up....lol... <BR> <BR> i weigh 228 this morning..no measur... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:09:53 EST Insanity day 2 and ramblings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239932 so today was day to of the insanity workout...the Plyometric Cardio Circuit...and man was it hard for me...! my shoulders aren't good at the floor things they did today and i had to skip the last one of those cause i couldn't hold myself up anymore...lol..but it will get better( i know)... <BR> <BR> Also, i'm sure that insanity is for those already fit and great at exercise people..lol..but i figure if i stick with it then i'll see results at the end of these 60 days...maybe 1/2 of my goal! ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:21:46 EST February START n 2 years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238287 February 5,2013 <BR> <BR> I've passed year 2...nothing good has happened in that last year, nothing weight related anyways... <BR> I did get a job, my driver's license(I'm 34, so about time!) a second job, and keep my life running smooth..(3 rd job? Lol) <BR> I also gained back 30 lbs and now my weight sits at 229lbs(I started 2 years ago at 256lbs, got down to 199 and then just quit.. Slowly gaining it back...) <BR> <BR> BLAH!! I'm eating has been crazy, good at times then off the wall dur... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 07:26:30 EST BLAH!!! I DON'T WANNA... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198238 ugh! so my husband has had a cold for awhile...he's the type that can't admit he's sick till he's dying basically...and then once he does admit he has a cold, he gets meds to help but does nothing else...no vitamin c, no extra sleep..etc... <BR> <BR> so...last night he was so stuffed up he could breathe...took some head cold meds and went to bed when i did..(11, too late for me let alone a sick person)....and he snored...ALL NIGHT LONG!.. <BR> <BR> needless to say, i didnt sleep... <BR> <... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:28:36 EST jan 8,2013 check in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197746 well, i watched biggest loser sunday and monday...and while i love the show, i'm tired! lol..no i dont have pvr..so i had to stay up late...lol <BR> <BR> Anyways, Weigh in tuesday showed im up to 233lbs :( letting me know that i've got 33 lbs to drop...just to start.. <BR> so i figured i'd shoot for 7lbs by the end of the biggest loser show(1lb/week)or the 3rd week in febuary... <BR> <BR> i did quite well yesterday exercise wise...shoveled my driveway(45 minutes!whew!) and the 45 minute ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 21:32:10 EST Jan 3,2012 first day back to school/work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187629 Jan 3,2012 first day back to school/work... <BR> is it just me or is today already the most tiring/longest day ever? <BR> <BR> mistake #1 - went to bed late(12) <BR> <BR> mistake #2 - slept in yesterday morning and pretty much all of christmas break so i'm not use to being up at 6:45 and certainly not use to this tiredness in the am.. <BR> <BR> mistake # 3 - no time this morning to do anything but rush, rush, rush...(got housework to do, then early start at work for organization and meetin... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:46:29 EST Jan 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187143 wow, 2013 already and guess what? i failed with my november plan..i think i actually gained weight! <BR> But with the new year comes a new plan and a fresh beginning...hard to believe in 1 month i'll have been wandering this pathway for 2 years!(feb.1) <BR> <BR> I haven't the slightless idea how i'm going to accomplish this but i'd like to get down to 199, "ONDERLAND"....I figure at 1 lb a week i can get down 20lbs by my youngest birthday(april 29) and then maybe too 199 by june... <BR> <BR... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:20:22 EST A New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133636 <BR> <BR> Well today is no special day on any calendar, but it's going to be special to me!! <BR> <BR> TODAY I start my new beginning...not a re-start exactly, but a new goal and a new plan... <BR> I've gained some weight since my last blog and I'm not happy with myself...but I know I did this once I can do it again, it'll just be different this time... <BR> <BR> The Facts: <BR> <BR> Weight 230 lbs   <BR> Hips 48.5 inches  <BR> Chest 42 inches  <BR> Thigh 28.5 inches  <BR> Waist 41 inche... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:41:50 EST A New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007923 A new beginning <BR> <BR> Words I really never hope to write again!  <BR> The last few months have been up n down, no, nothing bad or really good happened, I just haven't been doing that great on here.While food has been in the 80% range, I haven't been exercising at all really... <BR> <BR> The measurements: <BR> <BR> August 8,2012 <BR> <BR> Weight 226lbs <BR> Hips 48.5 inches <BR> Chest 41 inches <BR> Thigh 28.5 inches <BR> Waist 40 inches <BR> Arm 15 inches <BR> <BR> That's a change of... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:15:00 EST June 4th...weight gain n plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911176 <BR> So, I haven't been doing anything much over these last 6 months... <BR> Snacking, lack of exercise, late nights, drinking...and IT SHOWS! <BR> <BR> Weight 224 <BR> Waist 41 <BR> Hips 48.5 <BR> Thigh 27 <BR> Boobs 41 <BR> Arm 15 <BR> <BR> Well that's a 25 pound gain since my birthday(20 since Jan. 2012), and up in waist, hips n 1 inch on thighs....the legs I didn't notice but the waist n hips..,yeah...I have bulges again, n my pants/shorts show off that lower stomach...BLAH! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:14:58 EST May, some rambling n complaining...sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862492 So, this morning I'm in a bad mood....let me explain... <BR> <BR> Weight 220 !!!  Argh!  <BR> <BR> Now that's bad, I know...I gained back 20 of the 56 lbs I lost....purely through, bad eating, weekend drinking, and lack of exercise.... <BR> <BR> NO MORE! <BR> <BR> I'm starting today! With the goal of losing 6-10lbs this month..... (I figure 1 n 1/2 to 3 lbs a week)....and I'll be back to 200 by the end of June..... Then work on the last 20-30 lbs I want to lose by my birthday.... <BR> <B... Wed, 2 May 2012 06:54:31 EST Hurt again?!! Argh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801762 So, last night my 9 yr old and I went for a bike ride/walk(he rides and I walk, cause I walk too fast for him...lol)... <BR> At some point I was turning to check to see how far behind he was(stopped to tie shoe) and I kinda lost my balance and leaned over one ankle....no pain or anything..... <BR> Then when I got home and took my sneakers off I noticed my foot was sore and putting all my weight on my foot hurt.... <BR> So, I rested it and got a good nights sleep.... <BR> This morning it was ... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:43:48 EST March 22,2011 ramblings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800037 So, this week has been AWESOME! Not weight loss or health wise but the weather! <BR> We had 15, then 22, and today was 26! (Celsius, Canada people...lol)... And for here in march that's awesome...course I'm gonna freeze when the temperature drops back down this weekend but for now, no complains here :) <BR> Plus a 5km walk this morning in 1 hour(1.5 minutes shaved off!).. And some just dance 3 for 45 minutes.... Happy, happy... <BR> Now supper then a maybe another walk, or bike ride :) Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:51:36 EST LOVE THIS SONG!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775189 You ever notice that some songs just seem to fit? lol....love this one :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" <BR> <BR> You know the bed feels warmer <BR> Sleeping here alone <BR> You know I dream in colour <BR> And do the things I want <BR> <BR> You think you got the best of me <BR> Think you had the last laugh <BR> Bet you think that everything good is gone <BR> Think you left me broken down <BR> Think that I'd come running back <BR> Baby you don't know me, cause you... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 09:03:05 EST Day 1 of march plan...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766929 well, i haven't done any exercising yet...but i have NOT had a nap either so...yay!! <BR> i'm off to work in a few and that covers a 1.5km or more walk and maybe i can fit in some zumba when i get home :) <BR> eating is good too and i already drank 3..4? glasses of water :) <BR> life is good :) :) <BR> happy sparking friends :) Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:22:28 EST March Plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765449 March plans.... <BR> <BR> Oh, my...what is wrong with me? I've had such a long and hard time these past few months...eating wrong, skipping meals and exercise...and NAPPING! In the mornings! ARGH!!!! <BR> <BR> Why? I had the plan to lose 20 lbs by April 4,2012.. And to date I'm down from 211 to 206...5 lbs..and I have no idea how.... <BR> <BR> <BR> So, what is wrong? Where'd my exercise obsessed me go? Why do I mess it all up? <BR> <BR> I honestly don't know...I'll go to bed and think, "... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:41:35 EST Let's help out, I know we can!! Check out this link!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4764852 Check out this link and let's put our miles to a good cause :) <BR> <BR> http://codemunkeys.com/amelia/ Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:00:56 EST 1 week sparked! NO SUGAR n HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738239 so it's actually 8 days...lol.. <BR> i haven't been searching out every drop of sugar but i don't add it or eat things that i KNOW have sugar...lol...like cookies... <BR> <BR> today being valentines day there maybe a slip but hubby knows i'm trying to get down 10 more lbs so maybe he'll remember that...last year he did and i got a plant(LOVE THEM)... <BR> <BR> anyways, i'm off to work :) <BR> have a good day everyone and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:09:21 EST Day 5 with no sugar...n some ramblings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732886 So, it's been an adjustment some, but doing ok without junk, baked treats that are un healthy, and no obvious sugar(hidden ones I'm sure but I'm trying...lol) <BR> <BR> Also, I got a job at our school...just 1 hour a day as noon supervisor but it'll give me some spending money and give me something to do well my boys are in school(it's the same school too so I can see them everyday:) <BR> <BR> Tonight is very quiet at my house...my 5 year old is at his first sleepover at his school friend's... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:41:13 EST Day 4 no sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731203 so tomorrow will be day 5 (started monday) of no sugar... <BR> <BR> so far so good...i mostly haven't had too much trouble here really...i don't scour my nutritional labels to make sure there is no added sugar but instead just don't add any... <BR> <BR> lol..i have special k or bran flakes with milk for breakfast, minin carrots for a snack then a sandwich or soup for lunch....a yogurt or apple for dessert, and a varied of things for supper(fish, rice, chicken, pasta...you know supper foods... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 19:37:54 EST 2 days...no sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728060 So this was day 2 and I made it easily...slightly slip up when I forgot and licked the spoon as I made no bake macaroons/haystacks, but other than that :) <BR> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 23:01:53 EST So...no sugar... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4726040 I saw a sparkfriend was going to attempt to not eat anymore sugar.... <BR> <BR> After several days of thinking, I wanna try it too....I don't eat ALOT of sugar anyways sooo, hopefully it won't be too hard AND be healthier for me :) <BR> <BR> Also gonna make sure I give up any other types of junk food(chips keep calling my name! Lol)... <BR> <BR> So, today was day 1 with no sugar...didn't even miss it..(I don't drink coffee or regular tea, just herbal tea without sugar so it was easy...)...... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 21:18:12 EST 1 YEAR SPARKED!!! What have I learned?ALOT! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723199 1 YEAR SPARkED!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> So, 1 year has passed since I began my journey...lol..some ups, some downs, some friend's lost and new things discovered :) <BR> <BR> I've been struggling lately...and despite changing up calories and workouts, I'm bored...and not getting the Christmas gain off.... <BR> <BR> How'd I do this in the beginning? I honestly don't remember and I've decided to review my old blogs and the old me... <BR> <BR> Let's see what I've learned... <BR> <BR> In my very ... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 10:09:32 EST 3 days until 1 year :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4709796 so, my one year sparkversary is feb.1, 2012... that's 3 days from today <BR> <BR> just a quick note because we are off on another hike today and my even be including some friends/family...always good to get them out too... <BR> <BR> so, i hope everyone has a good sunday and i'll get some pictures today and do a blog about it soon... <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 07:57:08 EST Week 3-4 for me and LCWO plus other ramblings :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702890 So, this week I've had both my kids home when normal they would've been in school...one sick feeling and the oldest with his asthma... <BR> however they are both back to school today! <BR> <BR> So, I need to redo my plans...with this being week 3 of Biggest Loser Last Chance workout I CAN NOT do the 30 day shred(not yet anyways..lol..) <BR> <BR> Week 3-4.    45 minutes <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> Warm up+ Last Chance+ Lower Body Tone+Cool Down <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> Warm up+Last Chance+Upper Bo... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:42:47 EST Monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699684 so, it was a long weekend...i don't think that i have slept all night since wednesday... <BR> <BR> insomia? maybe...i've had issues with that since teen years... <BR> <BR> either way i'm coping fine with it and still managed to get some fun times in this weekend...saturday my boys and i went sleding in our yard and then again in the neighbours yard..for about 2 hours..then came home and had a family game evening...sunday we played some micheal jackson dance game on the wii...lol...it's fun ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:14:10 EST Bloggy....lol... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689812 Just a quick update.. <BR> <BR> Hand is still sore and stiff but i did my LCWO and 30 Day Shred anyways...(i Did Modify the strength exercises to not hurt myself more).. <BR> <BR> I felt ok after them too so must've did just right :) <BR> <BR> Also, had a much happier day today despite finding out that hubby may lose his job(this was yesterday)...he does have another job he can go to but it's stressful trying to figure out whether th wait until his job he has no goes under or go to the new... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:28:03 EST Another Injury...sigh.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688009 ok, so yesterday i spent the day rotating the wood in our basement...i was careful to not pick up too much(back is sore from endo and TOM)... <BR> <BR> anyways, i got up this morning and my arms were a little sore, but as the day went by i noticed my hand was sore, and then bruised and swollen looking... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785235964.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l715527742.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> no idea what happened....bu... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:46:40 EST My Weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4685191 so, this last sunday we had a family day... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l471815461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> the weather was -8 but with windchill it hit -18 (celsius)...other than that it was a little snowy day...every pretty out... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l170769000.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273359670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> so, now i'm sure some of you are thinking i'm crazy for going out in that temperature..... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:17:43 EST Day 337, day 3 of Last Chance Workout and FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678292 so, today was an interesting day already... <BR> <BR> we had a snow storm last night and got 10-15 cm of snow and while school was not cancelled, the snow did add up...lol <BR> <BR> so, after we had kids ready for school we went out and i started shovelling the driveway...(during this the kids when to school)....took 1 hour 25 minutes to clear the whole driveway and i also did the end of the driveway of my neighbour..(just cause they have a car and drive their kids to school)... <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:34:14 EST Hating the New Facebook/twitter like/share buttons... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678261 just a quick blog because.... <BR> <BR> I DO NOT like facebook share button..i TURNED IT OFF!!!! <BR> <BR> here's how... <BR> ok, so go to your spark page, pick "edit my spark page"....at the top in the white area on the far right, pick "show share bar on my blog posts" <BR> unclick IT!!! <BR> and now your blogs are private again :) and your welcome(happier too right?lol) Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:18:24 EST My Last Chance Workout DVD review....and some ramblings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673218 So, I bought the Last Chance Workout...it promises on the front that you can lose up to 30lbs in 6 weeks doing this workout AND following a healthy eating plan... <BR> <BR> And here's their workout set up... <BR> <BR> <BR> Last Chance Workouts <BR> <BR> Week 1-2.  30-35 minutes <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> Warm up+ Last Chance+ Cool Down <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> Warm Up+ Upper Body Scuplt + Lower Body Tone+ Cool Down <BR> <BR> Wednesday <BR> Warm up+ Last Chance+ Cool Down <BR> <BR> Thursday <... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:29:21 EST day 334 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671167 so, i hoped today's blog would be about how great i felt after day one of my hardcore plan... <BR> <BR> NOPE! <BR> <BR> My oldest son manage to get impetigo(skin infection caused by bacteria, basically gross looking infection around mouth that resembles very, very dry lips...u put antiboitic cream on it and it goes away after 3-5 days)... <BR> <BR> So, he was home from school yesterday...got almost nothing done there...about 2 am last night i was up and noticed my lower lip looked werid...... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:43:56 EST My hardcore plan..with some ramblings...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4669620 Change of plans... <BR> <BR> I wanna hit 190 within the next 3 months..and hopefully get down to 175 by October 28(my birthday again)... <BR> <BR> Weight now 211(last tuesday, Jan.3,2012) <BR> <BR> So that is 35 lbs in basically 10 months...DOABLE...less then 2 lbs a week... <BR> <BR> To achieve this I need to go back to hardcore exercise..that means burning 1000-2000 calories a day...not recommended by sparkpeople, but previous exercise/eating/burn pattern has show I burn well within thi... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 19:41:50 EST guitar-beginner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668695 hey, <BR> i got a guitar and tuner and beginner books for christmas... <BR> i was wondering if anyone has any advice for me...i'm kinda teaching myself and just starting out...lol... <BR> <BR> i figured maybe someone on here can give me some advice..if not..it doesn't hurt to ask....right? lol Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:36:18 EST just a quick ramble! lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668685 another day..lol... <BR> <BR> i haven't anything new to write about....i did have a bad calorie weekend...drinking alcohol was involved...it was a get together with some friends doing some 4x4 driving and hanging out, so i let myself drink more than i should've.... <BR> <BR> however, it too was a wake up call of sorts...sunday ended up being half over before i found any energy to do even just housework, and today has been a lazy slow day... <BR> <BR> tomorrow it's back to WORK!! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:34:21 EST ouch! pulled muscle??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661317 so, i've been doing my exercise bike to "ease" back into exercising(plus i like to do it) <BR> <BR> so, yesterday i did my 60 minutes and stopped...i noticed the area where your leg attaches to the rest of your body is very sore.(no i didn't notice anything while biking)...plus sometimes i get a sharp pain radiating down the inside of my leg... <BR> <BR> is this a pulled groin muscle? i think..either way i''l be taking it easy for a few days... <BR> <BR> i think some heavy duty housework(s... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 07:40:58 EST