GODDESSHIPS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GODDESSHIPS GODDESSHIPS'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/ Three Weeks Ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384827 Three weeks ago I set out with a goal: Do 200 minutes of physical exercise each week. I have met that small goal each week, for three weeks. I started slowly before. Slow and steady... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 12:01:06 EST The Time Things Take http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380636 "Things take the time they take. Don't Worry." -Mary Oliver <BR> <BR> Two years ago I found my life changing. I found myself going down a path I had sworn to never go down again. <BR> <BR> In June of 2015, I began my 2 year journey of becoming an elementary certified Montessori guide. This journey transformed me. It has been a more meaningful experience than going through my first teacher training, which prepared me to teach in the public elementary school setting. It has been just as acad... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:43:37 EST Workouts this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302232 Beginning Monday, I participated in a 45 minute kickboxing style boot camp class (this is part of the challenge I signed up for at my gym). Tuesday I did 15 minutes of ab work. Wednesday I did an at home 30 minute tabata interval work out. Thursday I did 15 minutes of ab work. <BR> Today I have not done anything. <BR> Tomorrow I will be teaching my yogapilates class, which is 90 minutes. I am going to be able to get to the gym some time before my class, so I will make sure to do some cardi... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:00:58 EST Fitness Challenge Time: The numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296397 I went ahead and signed up for a "battle of the boot camps" challenge at my gym. I can on only attend half of the classes, but six weeks of one class a week will be better than no classes a week. This evening, our starting data was recorded. Weight, body fat percentage, lean mass, fat mass, and inches. <BR> Well, I'm obese. But that, I knew already. <BR> Since the spring of 2015 I have gained 41 pounds. <BR> Out of that 41 pounds, 26 is fat, and 15 is muscle. <BR> Do you know what this me... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:47:53 EST Twenty Seventeen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289178 Today was the first day of the new year. My family and I stayed on our hill. We didn't run a 10k. We didn't plunge into icy waters. We didn't ice skate and play in the snow. This is the first year, in five years, that we haven't done something active and adventurous on New Year's Day. I woke up. I spent a couple of hours just sitting outside, and walking outside, feeding birds, checking my plants. The children spent too much time playing video games together. I even took a short nap. Welcome ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 01:26:14 EST Searching for Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272640 It feels as though so much has changed since my last blog entry, a year and a half ago. I am working full time, teaching fourth and fifth graders, while taking six week long courses to fulfill the requirements for my Montessori Elementary Guide certification. Those two things take up a lot of my time, in addition to a great deal of cognitive and emotional energy. <BR> At the beginning of the school year, last year, I had to give up my mid week afternoon Pilates class I had been teaching. The... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 03:40:25 EST New Chapters, small accomplishments, bigger picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919650 Have I truly not blogged since January? <BR> I've just been going and going. I've been enacting big life changes. <BR> I stepped down from the school board position, and am planning on a full time teaching position, next school year. I long termed subbed and realized how wonderful it would be to back in the classroom. And given the opportunity to teach where my kids attend...I couldn't not seize that. <BR> I'm giving up three workouts mid summer. I need to return to school part time, to ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:39:24 EST The Goal is to Get Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849926 Tonight in class, I touched on the topic of setting fitness goals, as opposed to resolutions. I'm not a fan of resolutions. Goals can be achieved. I'm a fan of setting small realistic manageable goals. <BR> Start small, set a goal of stretching every night before bed for 10minutes. You'll do this every night for three months (or whatever time frame you want). Meet that goal, then add another. <BR> I started small. One class a week. Two. Three. <BR> I made bigger goals along the way. <BR> I... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:23:35 EST Don't Blame the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848808 A great Kevin Hart quote! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1145932846.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seriously though, be honest with yourself. Pay attention to what you eat year round. It isn't as though your unhealthy habits of fast food and sugary beverages (or worse, diet beverages) just developed overnight, is it? Or your lack of movement and couch/screen loving ways are a new thing. It's likely been years and years in the making, even before you were aware of it. These iss... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:10:54 EST Another New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848795 Welcome 2015! I was pretty flakey in 2014:/ I stopped tracking my fitness minutes o.O <BR> I totally slacked on my group admin responsibilities. Oops. <BR> It was productive in many other ways, though, I assure you. <BR> I returned to subbing in the classroom. I logged a total of 157miles for the year. I t was nice to run a few miles each week. I even got a little faster. I managed a mile in under ten minutes! I ran this New Year's Day 10k with a two minute faster pace than last year. <BR... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 16:58:06 EST Challenged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794384 Life has been happening! There were birthday parties, back to back. A lot of time spent at the lake. Summer has come to an end. Fall is here. <BR> Family portraits are just around the corner. I'm looking forward to pictures with a gorgeous autumn backdrop. If only this heat would leave. <BR> I've been coaching young cross country runners, and keeping up with my own running goals. I've been participating in a fitness challenge at work....and I'm killing it! I'm very very close to my goal. <... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:12:24 EST Bittersweet freedom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762218 My baby started kindergarten today. Big sis is now a second grader. My workout partner is a sophomore. It's flying right on by! <BR> After 10weeks of having my kids with me all.the.time. I am free again. I miss them.....but I got to workout for myself today! It had been so long. It's totally different to take a class, versus teach the class. I love teaching....but to be able to take a class rocks :) Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:55:54 EST An exercise is good for you blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745055 I was outside watering my garden, when a novel idea struck. feeling pleased with my blog from earlier this morning, I was thinking how I wanted to share my first experience sitting shot gun, with a permit wielding teenager at the wheel. This is not a "fat is bad for you" blog. This is an "exercise is good for you" blog. For exercise, my friends, is loaded with benefits. <BR> My step son recently obtained his learner's permit. He likes to accompany me to the gym while he visits. It's a shor... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:16 EST Fbook's Fatty Pages--wtf? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745018 Why is this a thing? Pages dedicated to ridiculing overweight and obese people. There was just an incident in the local news about a "fatties" page. Wtf? In my part of the north state, in my county, I believe the statistic is 25%of our population is overweight or obese. I have no idea what the percentage was a decade ago, but I have observed many of the people I know gaining a good deal of excess body fat during the time I was shedding mine. I imagine the local percentage was smaller ten ye... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:02:56 EST Warrior Lobsters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744642 It is just not my summer! Foam Fest....CANCELLED. No refunds. The folks behind the a Warrior Dash (red frog racing) offered free registration to those of us whose race was nixed, and a 25% off discount for a friend. So I signed my husband and myself up! We shall be a couple of lobster warriors. Lobsters mate for life. Phoebe said so;) it shall be some early mid thirties birthday fun for me. I'm looking forward to it. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:16:55 EST Life is Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731677 I'm choosing to see the silver lining. I had a great adventure planned for this week. A great adventure that was thwarted by fevers, vomiting, ear infections, and general yuck. Very frustrating. <BR> silver lining: <BR> - I saved a few bucks without having additional gas, food, and lodging expenses. <BR> - I spent an entire week at home, with no work responsibilities, with my husband and kids. <BR> - The oldest got to practice driving.....something he would not have done had we been visiting ... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 02:05:27 EST Foam, Full Moon and Pump http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697414 In August I'll participate in the Foamfest 5k. I'm excited, and a bit intimidated. The course has 16 obstacles. ...and mud, foam, and water. A friend of mine is also racing. I'm Very grateful for that. Nervous, excited, and grateful. <BR> <BR> Next month is the local evening run at the lake. 3.5 miles, and my husband and stepson will join me. That's a fun race. I'm looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> I've begun instructing the Pump classes at the Y. This summer I'll be teaching at least o... Sun, 18 May 2014 03:49:49 EST Nightly gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652883 I'm going to just accept that I have moved beyond needing to track every bit of exercise. It's safe to say that it is a habit, part of my life. I've been busy picking up extra classes at the gym. I've started subbing in schools again. I've been so busy I've had to turn down a week's worth of sub jobs, at least. I'm definitely entering a new stage. Certified group fitness instructor/substitute public school teacher, which in theory will allow me to have some flexibility for volunteering like t... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:17:32 EST Tracker Slacker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626039 I have so totally not been tracking my fitness, at least not here. I've been using a different app and I got so behind logging them on this site that I just stopped. I've neglected my admin duty of awarding goodies for top fitness minute achieves. Sorry Team Redding. I've been studying for my GFI exam, and working and parenting.....life gets so busy. I'm not sure if I'm going to try to start logging again. I'll say that I will, though, and go from there. It isn't really a tool I feel I need a... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:18:48 EST 2014 Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619713 Around this time last year I stood on a body comp scale and received this cool slip of paper giving me information about my health.....bone density, fat%, water weight, etc. It was pretty neat. Today I just had a good old fashioned test done with calipers and a formula, though I was assured it is more accurate than the one I took last year. So, here are my 2014 numbers: <BR> Weight-158.2 lbs <BR> Height - 62 inches <BR> Body fat 27.29% <BR> BMI 29 <BR> <BR> Last year I was 151 lbs with ... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 19:17:32 EST Use it or lose it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588776 I recently had minor surgery and was unable to workout for a few days. I was thrilled to get back working hard. It reminded me how important it is to be consistent and committed to exercise. If that wasn't enough I received a rather irritating visual reminder of the results of what not doing anything does to a person. Use it, or lose it, and most likely gain it, too. No thanks. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:47:18 EST A New Year, A New Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578861 I began 2014 with a 10k trail run. It was my first 10k. I rather enjoyed it. It felt great to finish. My feet hate me right now. I hope they forgive me in time for turbokick tomorrow. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 01:11:45 EST Follow My Lead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574216 The month of December has been a month of Zumba revelation. I'm good at Zumba. Not just meh-okay at Zumba. But, good enough to have folks follow me. Ha! Follow me. Good enough to have others thank me for being the one they could follow. Good enough to make a dude wonder if I shake the way I do because of Brazilian blood, or general Latina genetics. LOL Of course, that must be it. Or maybe it's just the advantage of having a really wide rear end. And, this whole time, the main reason I give wh... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 23:58:52 EST Goals for 2013 and 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574191 A look back at the 2013 goals, how did I do???? <BR> <BR> 1.Cut down on sugar: I totally failed that one. LOL! <BR> <BR> 2.Eat more "in season" fruits and veggies: Did well, I think, and even grew my own food. <BR> <BR> 3.Eat more locally grown fruits and veggies: See above <BR> <BR> 4."Race" in 5 5ks: Hmmm....I think I only did four this year. My work schedule makes it hard for me to sign up. I'm just going to have to run for fun more. I did begin running a mile each week and am startin... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 23:19:59 EST Obese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557268 I'm obese. My BMI is just over 30. That makes me obese. I guess it is a good thing I don't place a ton of importance on BMI. I'm obese at a size 10. The average size is like a size 14. WTH?!? It doesn't seem right. If we are at a point where the average American woman is obese or larger, do we embrace it or work to achieve better health? Can we do that without focusing on what we look like? And can we be honest about how our bodies feel? Can we place the focus on health and wellness, not pan... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 02:00:32 EST 'Tis the Season--again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548805 It isn't even Thanksgiving yet and I am busy marking off the December checklist. <BR> I have ordered holiday photo cards. <BR> I have purchased all the major gifts for the children. <BR> I'm signed up for a 10k on Jan 1st. <BR> I have all my ingredients for the Thanksgiving feast. <BR> This week we will embark upon a family adventure day. Our mission? To find the perfect Red Fir tree, and a nice yule log. <BR> I have decided against making fudge this year. Well, unless the oldest asks. I'll ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 03:00:30 EST Running Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537022 Though by "running" I mean "jogging." Ha ha <BR> It is that time of year, when the weather gets frosty and the leaves turn to magnificent golds and reds. That time of year I actually enjoy running....I mean, jogging. <BR> Already signed up for the Turkey Trot. Signed up my little ones for the two mile. No jogging stroller for us this year. <BR> Next month, a 5K. <BR> On New Year's day a 10K. <BR> A few weeks later another 5K. <BR> Then after that it is hit and miss until summer and then hi... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:37:30 EST Yay, Firsts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497370 Taught my first "Pump" class this evening. It was awesome! I hope they liked it. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:38:12 EST Fit Mama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492187 So, I'm sure anyone who has been online today has seen the outrageous photographs of the fit mama, lifting weights while 8.5 months pregnant. Poor lady has received quiet the backlash over this. I haven't even read the actual article, or seen the actual video, I have been too caught up in the comments....the supportive and ignorant comments. <BR> It does seem like most of the folks, from the links I have looked at (MSN.com and ABCNews.com) are on the side of the fit mama. She is doing what he... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 19:45:20 EST Flat Belly Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491581 LOL I had some good chuckles this week. I had two women tell me that they would love to have the flat tummy I have. <BR> Seriously, I have rolls. There is nothing flat or tight about my belly. <BR> I had two kids. I had a ton of fat. <BR> My belly will only be flat if I get surgery. <BR> The skin is loose. <BR> I am 30% body fat. That ain't skinny. <BR> But it just goes to show how it comes down to a matter of perception and everyone perceives things a bit differently. <BR> Sure, my bell... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:52:38 EST Me and My Cute Little Figure. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477375 I was told that I had a cute little figure today. And the type of compliment that would typically annoy me, didn't. I enjoyed it. It felt good to hear. I was caught off guard, and it came with no discussion of my previous weight loss. The lady asked what I did and I told her and she said that explained my cute little figure. Ah. I know that it doesn't matter and all, how one looks, but still this one felt good.....and they don't usually, so I am gonna take this one and run with it:) <BR> Not... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 02:26:49 EST Spa Virgin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458550 Today I was introduced into the realm of day spa. The realm of creams and oils, scrubs and steams, relaxing scents and soothing sounds. It was freakin' awesome! <BR> It was "ladies night" today, with some friends, in celebration of a birthday and the end of summer break . I chose the facial and pedicure. My toes are rocking "A woman's Praug-ative" by OPI. My face feels relaxed and refreshed. <BR> Why had I never done that before?! <BR> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:53:50 EST Need a Happy Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451843 Things to be happy about: <BR> * I'm fit and strong <BR> * I'm in a happy stable marriage, with an imperfect, but supportive and devoted man <BR> * I have a loving and supportive mother and father, who after almost 35 years of marriage, are still a great example of team work and being true to ones commitments. <BR> * I have two great kids, even if they drive me nuts most of the time. <BR> * I have a great stepson who opens the door and carries in the groceries without being asked. <BR> * My... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:41:58 EST At Last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421346 Finally, we sold our trailer and I can now afford to seek more fitness certifications. I'm so excited. I'm still researching programs, and plan to speak to my supervisor first to see what she thinks and if she has any idea and hints. Oh, but I am so excited! Mon, 15 Jul 2013 02:18:47 EST Heavier Smaller http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413675 So, today I took my measurements then actually went back to compare them with the ones from the last time I recorded them, which was back in February. <BR> I'm 7" smaller than I was five months ago. <BR> Go figure. <BR> The scale said I gained ten pounds five months ago and since a few months ago has been going back and forth between 150 and 155 lbs. <BR> My husband said it was muscle. <BR> Maybe he was right. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 21:57:26 EST An Aversion to Skinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406469 I was put in a funk yesterday. <BR> I shared a photo of the cute new top I made by folding and tucking an old shirt, I was so proud of myself, on facebook and a friend of mine commented, " You look skinny. <em>41</em> " <BR> And, of course, it rubbed me the wrong way. <BR> I wasn't like raging mad or anything, but it bugged me. <BR> I wasn't going for that reaction, I was showing off my shirt. But later that day, as my step son was sharing some silly you tube crap with me and his dad I was... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:33:14 EST Child Size- sure...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405943 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1587785625.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The other day, on the comments section of an article about plus size clothing, a lady commented that it was about time clothes makers woke up and made real plus sized clothes. She said that a size 10-12 isn't Plus, it is a child's size. <BR> Ha! <BR> My bottom is a size 10. No child should be that large. Maybe a physically mature child...like I was a size 9 when I was 13, 14 years old. But, I had a matured body ... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:22:12 EST This Just In... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404049 On the ACE news feed (Facebook) this morning I saw an article on how the AMA is now calling obesity a disease. On the Yahoo page I saw an article how the fashion world is finally catching on and making cute clothes for the plus sized "full figured" gals. A breath of fresh air for so many. <BR> <BR> Hmmmm <BR> <BR> How to reconcile this one. <BR> <BR> I can't get on board with obesity being labeled a disease. I just can't. I wonder what this is going to mean. Will insurance companies sta... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:38:17 EST Ready for More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399384 Before the starting gun sounded I was telling a friend that I think I am ready for a longer distance. I've only done 5K races at this point. And I have one more to do this year. But I want more. <BR> <BR> As soon as I started out yesterday I could feel that my body was off. It was harder than usual. Of course, it was a trail run, and those are so different from running on paved road. I pushed through. I pushed through a nasty hill climb. I pushed through an allergic reaction. I ran to the f... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:18:33 EST Don't Kill Anyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399192 So Saturday night I ate at a friends house and a friend of a friend made this "chocolate" mousse dessert. While eating dinner we had this huge discussion about allergies and my almond allergy (when combined with exercise). Like a huge conversation about it. So when it comes time to make the dessert bowls the friend of a friend makes a point of not putting slivered almonds on mine, she verbally acknowledges my issues......and gives me the dessert. <BR> No sugar. <BR> It was healthy for sure..... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:05:24 EST Wasted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398370 Down the drain. <BR> What a waste. <BR> Just pissed away. <BR> All the money on the fitness membership.....gone. <BR> That is what you are doing when you join something then flake out. <BR> A membership that costs $125 a month....wow..... <BR> But you don't use it..... <BR> How can that sort of wastefulness be justified?! <BR> Getting in shape costs nothing. It takes strong will and determination. You can't sign up for that, you can't buy that. That comes from within. <BR> You don't need ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:55:15 EST True Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390964 If you don' t learn to make it a habit....... <BR> If you don't learn to appreciate it and enjoy it for what it is...... <BR> If you aren't able to stop focusing on the event, the result, the deadline of your weight loss goal...or the scale...or simply the goal of trying to attain a particular size or weight... <BR> You will never not struggle. <BR> It will always be an on again off again battle with yourself. <BR> <BR> I end each of my yoga classes with a Resurrection Breath. A breath to h... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:58:17 EST Toned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389324 Several weeks ago a gym member came up to me before a class and asked me what it meant to be "toned." I told her that I felt "toned" meant that your muscles were tight, not flabby and jiggly, not bulky and buff, but tight and firm, it is something you can see. <BR> It is hard to describe though. What does "toned" mean to you when you hear it applied to the body? <BR> Yesterday I commented to a gym friend that she looked like she was getting smaller (she is already small). She pointed out tha... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:49:01 EST Showin' Some Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389319 Went to the lake. Wore a two piece. <BR> Didn't look anywhere as cute as I did fifteen years ago when I wore a two piece. <BR> That's okay. <BR> I should have appreciated how cute I looked back then a bit more. <BR> The best I can do now is be confident with the body I have. <BR> Eh. And the dress code is pretty liberal on the local beach. Few ladies seem to be concerned with how they look in a two piece. If they can go with the flow then I certainly can. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:41:39 EST You Can't Judge A Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376231 <link>backonpointe.tumblr.com/image/435713<BR>73989 </link> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1032475443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I've given ya'll a link above the photo, and that is the photo from the link. <BR> <BR> Each of those women weighs 154lbs according to the scale. That is about what I weigh. It fluctuates between 150 and 154lbs. <BR> <BR> It is nice to see how we really do carry it differently and there is no use comparing ourselves. <BR> <BR> Just move your bo... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 02:27:46 EST 5K #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343752 Officially signed up for the 4th 5K of this year. My goal is to do five of them, last year I did four. Then this "non runner" will set her sights on a longer distance.....I may even attempt a six mile run this Thanksgiving. We shall see. I have running friends now......and one has mentioned, more than once, that we (the group of us turbo kick enthusiasts and our husbands) should do a half marathon with her. You know what? I think that will be a goal for 2014. Thu, 2 May 2013 22:22:24 EST Loser Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330133 At the end of January I gained nearly 10 lbs. It is gone. Finally gone. <BR> I had started drinking protein shakes. Gained weight in just over a week and was shocked. I figured it was the shake a day. My clothes didn't get tighter, but the scale said darn near 10 lbs. heavier than before. I stopped the shakes. I didn't take great effort to diet though. I may have added an extra hour a week to my workout routine. To be honest, after the initial shock of gaining 10 lbs I shrugged it off and w... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:45:01 EST Swim suit season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316099 Okay, I've decided that swim suit shopping is easiest when one falls under one of three categories: <BR> 1. Slim or skinny (naturally) <BR> 2. All around fit and hard bodied <BR> 3. Plus sized <BR> <BR> It took me forever, but I found something that works on my mismatched body type. <BR> It stinks being a size S on top and a size L on the bottom. Thank goodness for swim separates. <BR> <BR> I never had this much trouble when I was plus sized. Many cute options that covered well. ....and n... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 16:04:50 EST This Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306687 It is Sunday. Tomorrow is Monday. Another week of work. Kids are off of school. I am subbing for Turbo Kick this week! Oh Yeah! This weekend I will clean out our travel trailer and post it on Craigslist. I really want to ditch this thing, so whoever buys it will get a great deal. We lived in it for a couple of years, and it has sat unused since. Everything works. We have no way of using it, as we don't have vehicles to tow the darn thing. We paid it off this year and now we want to sell it an... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:10:38 EST Norodiet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287933 Best diet ever! Norovirus. <BR> Came down with it over the weekend, and am just now feeling back to normal. Lost 5 lbs. <BR> LOL <BR> I wouldn't wish it on anyone. It sucked. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:49:55 EST