GIRLTRUCKIN's SparkPeople Blog GIRLTRUCKIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Reclaiming My Journey :)) I updated my page today. Most of what I say here today is also on my page. <BR> <BR> I fell of the healthy journey in May 2009 and have gained back 39 of the 52 pounds that I had previously lost in 2009. I am tired of all the yo-yo crap. It's time to get back up, dust myself off and get serious one last time and today starts that time for me :) <BR> <BR> My marraige has issues due to my lack of self confidence and lack of sensuality. I fully intend on changing all that. I wil be the "... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 12:04:43 EST W2D1....C25K So I started the c25k program last week and have kept to my schedule of running dates...woo hoo. I really thought today's run would be "mission failed" because about 8 minutes into the program my treadmil lost power...not once, not twice, but three times...WTH!! Then on my shoulder apprears the <em>18</em> telling me "Awh just get off the treadmill and MAYBE, just maybe you will try again later today".....My thoughts..."Yeah, right, if I step off now...I won't get back to it today and I've... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:00:17 EST C25K I have decided to begin the C25K Program AGAIN! I started it about 3-4 months ago, then life got in my way....NOW IT'S MY TIME!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I will keep up with my running days here! <BR> <BR> WEEK #1 <BR> Saturday, October 24,2009 ~ W1D1 ~ DONE! (30 minutes total) <BR> Monday, October 26, 2009 ~ W1D2 ~ DONE! (30 minutes total) <BR> Wednesday, October 28, 2009 ~ W1D3 ~ DONE! (30 minutes total) <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEK #2 <BR> Friday, October 30, 2009 ~ W2D1 ~ DONE! <BR> Sunday, November... Sat, 24 Oct 2009 12:44:21 EST "PLAY IT FORWARD" Come on and join us! <BR> <BR> Inspire and Be Inspired! <BR> <BR> Motivate and Be Motivated! <BR> <BR> One more tool in your belt for Your Buisness Of Fitness! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=16807849 </link> Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:18:30 EST Me and My Gang!!!!! When reading (singing) this...keep in mind the song by Rascal Flatt called Me and My Gang <BR> <BR> <BR> Me and My Gang <BR> <BR> Way on down to Southern Arkansas <BR> With the treadmils blazin', that's where we're headed <BR> <BR> Straight up to Nashville Tennessee <BR> Sweatin'..Gosh I was born a QuickFirin' Fool <BR> <BR> California to Oregon <BR> Even Long Island New York got one or two QuickFirers' <BR> Ready to spark it up <BR> <BR> It's a Brother and a Sister kind of thang <BR> R... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:29:23 EST Something To Share! Today is the first time I have viewed this commercial about texting while driving. Although it is very graphic, it is well worth sharing with your teen drivers or anyone that you know who text while driving. You could very well help save someones life by sharing. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:36:57 EST Dealing with a Teen! My oldest son turned 13 last week. He needs braces, but is determined to NOT have them. I am so tired of arguing with him over every little thing. He has been someone that is hard to get along with for close to a year now....yes, he thinks he is grown...don't most at that age? I am sure that alot of it is due to hormones and not knowing how to deal with all the changes that he is going through, but come on give a mom a <BR> <BR> Any advice as to how to win him over with bra... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:23:33 EST What's A Girl To Do?.....Which Ones For Today?!....LOL!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I ran (no pun intended) across a good shoe sale this week and decided to treat the only thing is ....... which ones should I wear?!? LOL Sat, 1 Aug 2009 14:24:10 EST Don't Quit!!!! Don’t Quit <BR> <BR> When you’ve eaten too much and you can’t write it down, <BR> And you feel like the biggest failure in town. <BR> When you want to give up just because you gave in, <BR> And forget all about being healthy and thin. <BR> So What! You went over your points a bit, <BR> It’s your next move that counts….So don’t you quit! <BR> It’s a moment of truth, it’s an attitude change. <BR> It’s learning the skills to get back in your range. <BR> It’s telling yourself, “You’ve done great... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 08:08:57 EST A 6-pack and Guns! I are probably thinkin....not a good combination...guns and a six pack. Well that is pretty true right now, BUT as of today I have decided to make it a great combination. Today starts my targeting of the "guns and a 6-pack". It will be a slow painful process, but I am willing to take the here goes..... DAY 1 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 23:24:55 EST So Frustrating!!!!! Not real sure where to begin, mostly just rambling from my mind I <BR> <BR> I have done very well in my weight loss journey until recently. I really started being serious about this in Oct. 08' and have stayed pretty faithful with only small wavering here and there, then right back on track with the help of my Spark family (thank you). <BR> <BR> Now it seems as though I am spiraling out of control with no end in sight. In May something happened in my home that has me very up... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 23:11:16 EST Everyday Small Chore For Most....HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT For ME!!!! I have never thought much about running in my past. Since beginning my weight loss journey/ new life style journey in late October 2008 I started to walk. In the first few months I walked atleast 6 out of 7 days....starting at 0.8 mile to 4 miles The more weight I dropped and the more I walked, I began to think about jogging/running. I would always tell myself..."Yeah, right, the fat girl who runs....what a laugh" <BR> <BR> I wanted to see if I could actually do it but was advised agains... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 11:07:19 EST 8 Week Battle #4 Collage <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is my "motivation" collage for The 8 Week Battle #4. <BR> <BR> Can't blame a girl for wanting a "hard body" and some "ripped" abs! <BR> <BR> I will get there through discipline and determination...all one day at a time, continuing to get up EVERY time I fall. Sun, 24 May 2009 21:09:17 EST What is Your Excuse? An amazing friend of mine posted this on a team forum that I am part of today. It is very powerful and I promise it is worth the time it takes to view, so with that said, please watch and then tell me....What is your excuse? <link> </link> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:42:57 EST BEAMING with joy!!!! Okay, so I have already shared this news with the BESTIE as I couldn't contain myself when it occurred. Now here it goes for all my spark friends. <BR> <BR> Today when I got out of the shower, I decided to weigh (which I do umpteen times every day). I step on and the scale shows 149, yep 149. I step off thinking that can't be right, so I step on again and it says 149 again (by this time my mind is exploding with happiness). I know that I am seeing clearly because I have my contacts in. ... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 22:38:00 EST Accountability....ughh!!!! Okay, here's the deal. I have not tracked my food or exercise consistantly with the trackers that Spark provides for me. They are such great tools but yet I still fail to use them to help along my journey. I feel this may have something to do with my numbers slowing on the scale. Prevously I had been tracking food with Weight Watchers and have stopped that all together about a month ago. Why? I don't have a clue! Well, actually I can't see myself writing down everything that goes in my... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:36:18 EST When life gives you lemons...... CARB CONTROL <BR> <BR> When life gives you lemons, squeeze them on starchy foods like grains and potatoes - this may help you eat less overall. Acids (vinegar works, too) slow your body's digestion of carbohydrates, so you just might feel full longer. <BR> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 17:08:47 EST Move, Move, Move!!!!! As you all know I had a horrible battle with pizza this week and the pizza won. I sat last night and come to terms with that but I also came to terms with something else. I haven't been moving near enough. Am I getting in steps? Yes! Am I doing my quickfires? Yes! But other than that there isn't much activity going on with Wendy :-(...which certainly doesn't help if I fall to a temptation. So I decided it's high time I get off my butt and MOVE and then MOVE some more. Weigh in won't b... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 19:27:33 EST Where Do I Go From Here? Where do I start? Actually it all started Wednesday...the ENEMY (pizza) reared his ugly head, and has been here up until yesterday. I told myself everyday that I would not surrender, but I found that I wasn't being that strong and gave in to it every day (Wed, Thurs, & Fri.). We aren't just talking one little slice every day, we are talking several every day. I really thought that I was stronger than that but found that I wasn't. I now vow that I can't fall to pizza again. This isn't my... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:21:32 EST 2009...Walkin' To My Bestie's....She has PIZZA...and coconut Here goes....I am walking to My Bestie's house in Tennessee. The distance is 291 miles. With the way I get around sometimes (very slow) I am just hoping that she hasn't moved or gotten old and come down with dementia and forgotten who I <BR> <BR> Starting date of my journey - 03-16-09 <BR> <BR> 03/16/09-03/22/09= 18.8 miles down, 272.2 to go...whew! <BR> <BR> 03/23/09-03/29/09=25.0 miles closer to my bestie (43.8 total), ONLY 247.2 more! <BR> <BR> 03/30/09-04/05/09=23.39 miles... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:07:13 EST DID YOU KNOW...... Hello All My Friends and team mates at various teams. I created this blog to inform you of the "8 Week Battle - #3" team that just opened today. Please come by and check it out. It may be just what you need to help you push through that plateau to the other side. The challenge doesn't officially start until March 16th but we would love to have you come reserve your place before teams fill to capacity. Hope to see you there. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> Wendy <BR> co-leader 8WB #3 <BR>... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:48:09 EST On The Road To Recovery..... This past week has really proven to be a huge challenge for me as far as staying on plan. My two boys were out of school 3 out of 5 days due to an ice storm. I have found that when they are here it is much harder for me to stay on plan and make good choices with what food I consume. Can't blame them for my failure, it was just plain ole poor planning on my part, but I intend to turn that around this starts new and fresh. Time to step up my game and get serious, not that I wa... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:07:17 EST Weekend Railroads has been pretty good. The weekends seem to be the hardest for me. All the kids are at home instead of school so they are constantly wanting something to eat or drink and that tends to make me feel unsatisfied and want to do the same. Need to get my feelings in check. The stress of the brotherly love my boys have for one another doesn't help either. Can we say I think that I may be uncovering that I could be an emotional I have not given that much thought until now... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 15:17:58 EST I Fell Down... Yesterday was a really good day until about 5 pm. My boys asked for CHEESE STICKS. I have been able to control and avoid every temptation for 14 weeks until the dreaded cheese stck request. I just checked out of the body and scarfed down 4 of them before I knew what had hit me. As with every time I fell before, as soon as the last bite was swallowed I began beating myself up and this mentality seems to last for days. I just get so pissed at myself and want to hide, scream, cry, throw up,... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:01:48 EST