GHETTA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GHETTA GHETTA'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/ Life keeps happening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736904 There is always something that is happening. My daughter is about to come and visit us in Mexico in August. Our van is giving us trouble and we are trying to find out what is the problem. Hopefully it will be fixed before she comes so we don't have to find an alternative ride for her. My husband just said "Isn't it weird that the problem would happen NOW and not AFTER she had her visit?" He is right, life is like that sometimes. You just have to do what you can to deal with it. <BR> <BR> I h... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:34:34 EST Recovering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725755 Today I ran for the first time in a long time. I had waited until I felt like my body could handle it. I have been sick with a slight cold after recovering from my back injury. So those two things have held me back with the running. It is the rainy season here in Central Mexico, and the mornings when I run are cooler than normal. I was already sick and thought that I might get worse if I ran hard. Today I went ahead and ran but I was dressed warmly. I feel a little sicker, but I think that I ... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:24:09 EST Back to it. Walking the track. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722273 I had been down with an injury for nearly a month. I am just getting back into some formal exercise. Before I was running and doing Hip Hop Abs, jump roping and doing strength training moves. Now I am just starting to do a bit of walking and some strength training. It has been humbling to be out of the loop for so long. I went to the track for the first time in a long time on Monday. I had hit it a bit too hard and I had to take off Tuesday. Wednesday I was back on it and Thursday and today ... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:51:18 EST Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715093 I have not been able to do any exercises. I have been watching what I eat and resting. I am feeling better. The pain is lessening. I still have been unable to go to the doctor. I do have pain meds that I use when I need to. Rest is about the best thing that I can do right now. I feel like I have lost weight with my diet recently, so this is a plus. I had been going off track when I first got injured because I was so upset about it all. I know that only a couple of years ago if something like... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:57:03 EST Not feeling well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712202 I feel bad. My back is still hurting and I need to see a doctor. It is not easy to do right now because I am from the United States and I do not have health insurance here in Mexico. It would cost a bit of change to get x-rays, which is what I need. So I am not sure if I will be able to get this done because we are watching every penny. This is a very unfortunate event for me and the family. I cannot run or do any exercise because I am in way too much pain. It is hard to sit for too long and ... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:25:08 EST Bye Bye Hip Hop Abs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704602 I injured my back once again. I had been in training for the visit that is coming in August with my daughter Mercedes. Part of my routine involved doing Hip Hop Abs. I really love all the moves that are in the series. It is fun too. The problem is that I have a degenerated bone in my back and some moves aggravate it to hurt. Well, I did it again. I threw out my back and was a mess for about a whole week. I could hardly walk and had pain the whole time I was awake. Everything hurt, from sitti... Tue, 27 May 2014 19:04:26 EST Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698621 I am training. I am not going to do a 5k or anything, but I am training. It all started with a my sister in law. I knew that she had been trying to lose weight for awhile and I had heard that she was doing good. I then saw some family pictures that she put on Facebook with her and my nephew and niece and brother in law. She looked great! I was happy for her. I do admit that it made me feel a little insecure because I have been struggling with my own weight loss. That wasn't the problem. The ... Mon, 19 May 2014 17:20:57 EST Up a little. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672129 <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I just exercised and dieted until Wednesday last week. The kids were sick and we had a lot of days that went unchecked. Today I got up early and hit the track. I did good! I felt a whole lot better about myself when I got done. I had been feeling the literal weight of it all before I went running. I am tracking my calories again today. This is the start to what I plan will be a week of makeup and getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:09:21 EST 184.8! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663715 I am getting closer and closer to my goal of reaching 180 pounds! I weighed in today at 184.8 pounds! I am so happy! I had been hovering around 190-189 for the longest time. It seems like it was a whole month and I could not lose any weight. But I kept going every morning to run and I tried to stick close to my calorie goal as much as possible. It worked ! I am now under 185! This is so great! I only have about 5 pounds left to go and then I can start trying to conceive my last baby. Wow! I ... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:30:49 EST Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658032 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1343112229.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l897675962.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are some of the pics that I took of me in that blue blouse that I made my last blog about! I feel pretty good today too. Thanks for all the great responses! Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:36:29 EST I feel pretty today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657152 About a month or two months ago, I bought a shirt from a store that was too small for me. I did it because I told my husband that I would be in it in a short time. And today is the day! It is a beautiful royal blue blouse that I intend to wear if I go back to work in the US when we get back. I have been trying to build up my professional wardrobe and this is a new piece. I love it! I think that I look good today, so I am writing this blog to have a non-scale victory celebration. I am finall... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:46:15 EST Up down , turn around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653423 Wow! I have been through a lot since I weighed in a couple of weeks ago at 189.4! I think that I let it all hit me and it knocked me down! I lost it there for awhile. I was proud of myself for making it to the 180's, but I was so mad that it took me so long just to lose a couple of pounds. I had tried so hard that last week to get that number, I was killing myself with intense exercise and watching every little calorie whenever I could. I think that all of the pressure just drove me mad! So I... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:58:51 EST 150, 135? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644656 I have been teetering on which weight loss goal weight to chose. I would LOVE to be 135 again. It has been years since I was around that weight. When I was, I looked sooo good! But now that I am older, I have been wondering if I should settle on a less ambitious number, like 150. I am having my ups and downs about this. I am 5'5 and I think that 135 is not a crazy number to want to get to. I am kinda scared to even try to get to that weight! Because, what if I was successful? Then what would... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:35:48 EST 189.4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642387 I made it! Today was weigh in day, and I am officially 189.4! So happy! Man, that took like 3 weeks of up and down to get into the 180's! But I am here and I will do whatever it takes to stay here and keep going downwards! Thanks to all my Sparkbuddies who have given me support while I struggled these past 3 weeks! I made it!! <em>363</em> <em>192</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 18:56:56 EST A little down today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640760 I was a little down today. I went to the track like I wanted to , but I mosty walked since I had ran so hard yesterday. Today was like a recovery day. That is not why I was down. I was down because I feel like I am still a bit away from the 180's. I have been wanting to get into the 180's for over 3 weeks now. I have been having a hard time. But the good news is that I went out with my hubby today and saw my reflection in the mirror. I thought that I looked pretty good! So I felt better. I h... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:12:18 EST Dang ole McDonalds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639656 Last Saturday the family and I went on a trip to Celaya, a bigger city near here. It was fun. We went to McDonalds to eat lunch. My husband ordered for all of us. And though he did, no one but me was the one to blame on eating all that I did! I had a large fry, a large Coke, and a sandwich called a McMenu Magnificant. It was over 1000 calories. Goodness! <BR> Since then, I have been struggling to get into the 180's. I think that I am still in the 190's. I am upset about it, of course, but I... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:43:19 EST Through stress and through good times. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635454 I chatted a bit today with my younger sister. She is living in Fort Wayne, the city that I was living in for a long time. She seemed to be nice at first, but that did not last. There are reasons that I was able to move to Mexico. Mainly one reason was that I could be far away from some toxic relationships. Hers being one. It saddens me that even though I have spent the last 13 years of my life trying to be a better person, to make sacrifices for family and my marriage, that she would still be... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:22:36 EST One step back. Now two steps forward... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632700 <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> I have had a crazy week! I spent most of last week working and then drinking in the night. On a couple of nights I just had two beers. But I drank for almost 4 days straight! Usually we just drink a little on Friday. I think what had happened is that we were very stressed from the big move to another house. We spent almost 2 weeks painting and cleaning, and then the actual move itself took a lot out of us. I think that we are just worn down. <BR> On top of it all, I... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:37:34 EST Exercise and calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628500 <em>180</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> I have been tracking my calories. I had set up a range by using Sparkpeople's recommendations for me. When I set this up, I did not factor in exercise. Over the last few months, I have been active on and off, but I still aimed to get between 1200 and 1500 calories a day. This is not good, now that I have done some research. Lately I have been increasing my intensity level of activity and I felt like it was wearing me down instead of giving me more ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:22:59 EST Enjoying the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627499 <em>67</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am sitting here listening to a favorite singer, Nek, who is Italian but sings in Spanish too. Living in Mexico has been such a wonderful experience. I don't think that I would be this motivated to lose weight if we were unable to move here. I was stuck in a rut in Indiana. I had been born and raised and lived in the same city for all but 1 year of my life before we moved. I am 41 years old. That is a long time to be in one city! I was depressed, eve... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:47:35 EST Documenting progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626630 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383861842.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am documenting progress that I am making in my journey to lose weight. I am 190 pounds right now, if not less. I have 2 days until weigh in , so I am not sure if I lost any weight since my last weigh in. Things have been going well since I decided to get serious about losing weight last year. I am finding encouragement from friends and guests here on Spark, and it means so much! <BR> <BR> Still fighting! <em>... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:42:11 EST Fell down, and got right back up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625731 Yesterday was a fall down day. I had run out of the lunch meat that I have been making our lunches with and so I did not have anything prepared as far as food was concerned for lunch. It is hard when you are out of the house and cannot make a meal for everyone. So every time we stopped the van for some reason, I got out and bought what ever was there. 100 % of it was junk. We did not have a meal so we snacked on this and that. Finally, for dinner, we were able to stop by my MIL's house and s... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:28:31 EST 190, so close to the 180"s! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622555 I went for a long walk. I did 8 laps around the track that surrounds the park that is nearby my house. It took me 75 minutes to do, but I was determined and finished it! Today was weigh in day, so I wanted to get a good head start. I am now 190 pounds! I am soooo close to the 180's! My goal is to get to 180 so that I can change my current meds and start trying to conceive. I just have 10 pounds to go! I have been making progress. This makes me sooo happy! I am thrilled that I am getting do... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:37:17 EST Getting into a routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618000 <em>670</em> <BR> I am just getting into a routine. I have not been exercising consistently lately. It has been on and off. I am still making an effort to do it. Today I got up early and went to the nearby park and walked. I saw a couple of older gents and they were jogging pretty good. I felt a bit ashamed of myself and started to jog too. You know what? It felt good! I did not do a long run, but I got in a good half hour. I am proud of myself for pushing it a bit harder. If those guys ca... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 16:00:44 EST Health update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606428 <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> For the last 5 months or so, I have been making an effort to lose weight. I had started off with doing Hip Hop Abs in my house every morning. I was good for about a month. Then I started to feel pain and after a little while I had developed a big injury to my back. I was bed ridden for more than a week. I could not walk. It was one of the most horrible experiences that I have ever endured. Needless to say, I was kind of worried about exercising after that. But afte... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:19:25 EST Thinking about the States. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605456 The husband and I are missing the States. We both love Mexico, but things just run smoother in the States. We miss our house in Fort Wayne. While we have been here in Mexico, we have been renting. It is hard when you rent because you do not have the right to make changes to the house like when you own one. We still have a lot to accomplish here in Mexico before we move back to the States. But we do miss it. I am just glad that we are here having this experience, because before I knew no ot... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:32:18 EST It has been awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593819 The family and I have been living here in Mexico since last March. It has almost been a year already. We are preparing, at least mentally, for a move that we will make once our lease is up at the house that we are currently living at. My husband is going through the process of finding work, and it is not easy. We have a lot on our plate concerning our immediate family, and then there is the big task that we have of selling the house of my mother-in-law's. Big changes are coming soon. I plan o... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:26:24 EST Fighting illness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424416 For the past two months, my husband and I have been sick with flu. First, our son brought home stomach flu. Then, we started getting weird symptoms that ended up being flu again. We are just now getting better. I spent 5 days bed ridden because I was so ill and weak. My husband is still getting back his strength, and although we are feeling better, we are not a 100%. <BR> The weather here in central Mexico is a lot different than in the Midwest United States. The summer is full of rain until... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:52:04 EST Just thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414668 Today we went out of town for once. We had paperwork to do at the BMV. Now we just have to wait to get the plate on Wednesday. Tomorrow is my son, Victor, 6th birthday. He is growing so fast! I cannot believe that my only son, my baby boy, is 6 already. He has been a mother's dream. He is gorgeous and polite. He loves me and his dad and of course, his sisters. My daughter, Claudia is soooo excited about tomorrow. We have running around to do to get things in order. <BR> <BR> My efforts at we... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 18:05:16 EST Goals and other stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407560 I have a goal of losing weight and getting pregnant. I already have been blessed with 4 children, but I do want that last one. I am very overweight right now, probably like 210 or even more. (I don't know because I don't have a scale right now). I was very heavy for my last child, Victor, and I had a hard time when it came to giving birth. The nurse had to jump on my belly because I was too exhausted to push anymore! But this is my goal for myself this year. <BR> <BR> I want to start an exer... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:41:43 EST Splash! store and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361162 I opened a Splash! store here in Cortazar, Guanajuato Mexico in order to sell my hand made items. I also sell gently used clothing and shoes. Business has been good and it makes me feel wonderful. <BR> <BR> My youngest is going to private school. He enjoys it very much. Next semester my daughter will start school here in Mexico too. Very exciting for them. <BR> <BR> Husband has been doing well taking care of business and finances. He is a wonderful partner. <BR> <BR> We are doing well in... Sun, 19 May 2013 14:02:42 EST Enjoying new house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317027 We moved into the new house. It is more space and modern. The only draw back is that the addition that it is in is so new tha there is no phone line or internet. Well, it is cozy and nice anyways. Thanks for your prayers! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:58:30 EST Your only a day away... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310542 Tomorrow we may be signing a lease for a house that we will be renting. It is not our first pick, but it will do. The kids went with us today to look at it again, and they loved it. They really want the house and after all that we have seen, so do I. I think that Ismael feels the same way. I know once we get a refrigerator and stove, we will feel more like home. We cannot move in until the electric is running, so hopefully we can get that done tomorrow too. I am so excited! Looks like we will... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 19:08:10 EST Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306465 <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Today is Easter. We celebrate the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Resurrection. This has been a hard month for us as a family. We did drive a very long long way to get here. It took all our resources, but we made it. Now it is time to be smart and to find a way to live life here in Mexico. I want to get a new place, but at the same time I am worried about being short on money. Money makes the differe... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:34:25 EST New place to live? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305693 I am on the verge of getting a new place to live for my family. We have been living here in Mexico with my MIL and FIL for about 3 weeks. It was so hard at first since the house is not complete and the plumbing is barely functional. It is so different. The room we were sleeping in had so much dirt on the ground that it was hard to breathe at night. We moved to the front room which has a cemented floor. It is better. The hubby and I were going over the monthly figures, and it seems like we ca... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 20:15:20 EST Exercise, or the lack there of. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302985 Since I have moved to Mexico, I have not been able to exercise like I had been able to in the US. There is not a lot of space here and I could not do it without being seen by my in laws. I have not been able to make my own meals since my mother in law is cooking everyday. Although we are saving on food money, I am not eating the healthy choices that I would like to. But that is only temporary and soon I will be eating healthier. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting back on the healthy t... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:17:52 EST Mexican Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302931 <em>670</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Days are going by slowly here in Mexico. Easter is upon us, but no here yet. Tomorrow we will go up the big mound here in the city and witness a reenactment of the passion of the Christ. It will be a good experience. <BR> <BR> I am up early this morning. I have had a lot to think about. The plans that I had made for this month will be put on hold for at least one more month. I had planned on getting a house for rent so that we could move into a plac... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:39:16 EST Living in Mexico. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298102 <em>670</em> <BR> <BR> Life here is very different than where I am from, Indiana, USA. Mexico has it's own heartbeat. The city that we live in is very busy. The weekends have the most action. People are everywhere. There is always music being played somewhere. I can almost imagine how it would feel to live in NYC from this experience. The house we live in does not have running water like we do in the states. The water is gathered in the morning and put into barrels for use in the day. The... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:28:40 EST Last Sunday in the Fort. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271083 This is our last Sunday in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tuesday we will be making our long trip to Mexico. The whole trip there is 2000. So I will be driving for awhile. Beside me is my husband, Ismael, daughter Claudia, and son Victor. We are taking our boxer with us. We have a van, so we won't be squished. It still is a taxing feat. Tonight we are going to my brother in law's house to have dinner and to say farewell. It will be hard for my husband to leave his brother alone in the city, but atleast... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 12:31:15 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265945 I am frustrated. We are trying to get our paperwork in order so that we can travel in Mexico with no problem. We are required to get a photo of the VIN of our van for the paper work. The problem is that the windshield is at such an angle that there is no room to take a traditional photo. We cannot take a photo from the outside because there is a heating element in the way. This is all so frustrating. I dealt with this all day yesterday and today my hubby is not listening to my ideas. I just g... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:06:13 EST Move to Mexico http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248725 <em>670</em> <em>433</em> <em>436</em> <em>276</em> <em>280</em> <em>670</em> <BR> <BR> I will be going off of the internet sometime in March. I have to get the house ready for me to move to Mexico. We intend to leave early April. But things will be closing down in March. I just wanted to let you know that I am not lost, but will be back as soon as I set up house in Mexico. I will be online once we are settled in. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:08:01 EST Selling my house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241965 <link>www.trulia.com/property/3098953769-3<BR>905-Newport-Ave-Fort-Wayne-IN-46805 </link> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:58:20 EST Motivation is picking up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236587 I really enjoy the encouragement that I get here at Spark. Just like everyone else, I have good days and bad days. I suffer from clinical depression and some days are so dark. Luckily I can read comments from you, my friends, and from other people on spark who stop by and leave a bit of sunshine. That makes my day. I am a fragile creature that feeds of positive energy. Negativity is so destructive to me. Give me some positive energy and I a motivated so very much! It is fuel to me. So my mot... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 05:30:53 EST Man, time flies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229344 Time really flies! It has been a little while since I wrote a blog. I had gotten so far off track before. I was depressed, I know that I was. I had no motivation and had felt lost and hopeless. But my dear hubby knew that I wanted to go to Mexico more fit, so he pushed me. I was so mad at first. How dare he tell me to work out when I had been doing it for a good while before he started! But there he was, insisting that I get moving. So to make him happy, I did. The weird thing was that my ang... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:01:47 EST Up early again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199978 <em>31</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I am up early again today. Right now it is 6 a.m. I got up around 5. I did my workout for today. Now it is getting close to time to eat breakfast. <BR> <BR> I look at my sparkpage and see a flat belly of a woman as my background. This is what I want to look like. I think that I only had a belly like that when I weighed 120 pounds in 1997. My belly right now is big and round. I really hate it. <BR> <BR> I am getting better at working out and watching ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:09:14 EST Not able to weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198228 <em>225</em> <BR> <BR> I forgot to mention that my scale has broken. I can't get any reading from it at all. Today is Wednesday and the day that I chose to weigh myself. I will have to get a new scale, but I may have to wait until I move. Silly I know, but all extra money is being used for moving. I will have a hard time waiting! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:16:34 EST Early morning workout. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198213 <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> I got up early this morning and got on the treadmill for my morning workout. That surprised me since I have been needing lots of motivation to do anything lately. I am in winter mode. Moving around is not a big desire for me right now, I tend to want to sit and cuddle up warm with a blanket. My hubby had a talk with me because I was not as energetic as I have been before the holidays. He is right. I need to get back into moving and trying to lose some weight. I can'... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:00:13 EST Work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196369 Well, I worked out yesterday. It was mild. But it is a start. I had a bit of a hard time because my dinner did not sit well with me and my stomach was upset. I walked anyways. I am glad that I did. <BR> <BR> I am starting to track my food today. It has been on the top of my to do list and I decided that today was the day to get back into it. If I track, I tend to eat better. I think that it has to do with being conscious of what I am doing. <BR> <BR> Back to school for the kids started yes... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 06:48:02 EST Slow start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189525 Today is Friday. I have not started working out yet. I haven't done that bad on the eating, so I think that I am okay. My scale is broken, so I haven't been able to weigh myself on Wednesday. This is a slow start to the New Year. I am not counting myself out, though. I have started tracking again here on Spark. The holidays really threw me this year. I did fine at Thanksgiving, but Christmas and New Year there was much feasting and drinking. But that is how holidays goes, sometimes. <BR> Thi... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:36:26 EST Back to it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177138 <em>353</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> Been feasting and having fun. Now that Christmas is over, it is time to get back to it. I have not worked out for over a week. I was sick right before the holiday. Now I am better and need to get back into a routine of working out and watching what I eat. <BR> <BR> My brother came over for Christmas. He has lost nearly 50 pounds! He looks thin. He said that he had been doing Weight Watchers since April. He said that he runs for exercise too. I think... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:10:07 EST