GOSSAMERFIREFLY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOSSAMERFIREFLY GOSSAMERFIREFLY'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/ had my "last meal" yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663064 Joined Weight Watchers and started today. The quick start is not designed for someone who didn't go grocery shopping in preparation, but I made it through the day. Spent my indulgence points on bread, butter, and a glass of wine. Tomorrow will be easier, as I've put a bag of Tyson grilled chicken breasts in the fridge. I also roasted some redskins, pan roasted some brussells sprouts, and sauteed some mushrooms. <BR> <BR> This is the heaviest I have ever been. I feel almost like deleting my ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:18:49 EST Best Low Carb Omelet Of My Life :0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286601 It'd be a crime not to share. <BR> <BR> 2 eggs <BR> about a tablespoon of heavy cream <BR> 1 0z brie <BR> 1/8 c sauteed mushrooms <BR> 1/2 c fresh baby spinach leaves <BR> 2 thin slices deli ham <BR> <BR> Spray a small frying pan with nonstick and allow to heat to medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and cream together in a coffee cup. Add mushroom to egg mixture (note mine have already been cooked ahead of time for convenience). Pour mixture into heated pan. Wait to flip until almost se... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:31:10 EST I am proud of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282631 Despite the fact that I was laid off the day after I started my diet, I did not cheat on Atkins. My husband even asked me if I wanted to give up and go out for dinner, and my friend said he was surprised I didn't just eat an entire bag of candy. I realize that just because bad things happen, I shouldn't treat myself badly by falling off the wagon. <BR> <BR> My hard work is paying off on the scale. I now have a lot more time to plan meals. I'm trying to be positive while I decide what I'm goi... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:56:10 EST I'm gonna do it this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273592 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802023870.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l712075715.jpg">Today I started Atkins. I just recently had my annual physical and everything was good except my triglycerides... which tipped the scale at 290. I have a follow up with the doctor and although I have the excuse that I just came back from an all inclusive vacation, I really don't want to have to use excuses for anything when it comes to my health. <BR> <BR> I t... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:20:26 EST I'm doing a happy dance!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4049345 Today my scale read 200.4... I am so close to being in the 100's that I can taste it! And it tastes like victory! I'm only 6 pounds away from having lost 50 pounds, and I'm almost halfway to healthy :0) <BR> <BR> I'm in the biggest loser competition again this year at work and I've inspired some people to lose weight. This gives me great joy. Sat, 26 Feb 2011 12:20:39 EST Here we go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3974334 I have been struggling with staying on track since I hurt my arm doing 30 day shred. We are about to start the Biggest Loser competition at work and I'm down from my weight from last year, but I haven't made any real progress to speak of. My friend Jenny said she wasn't calling me because she felt guilty for not sticking to the plan we made to stay on track... little did she know that I was doing just as horribly :0) At least it made for a good laugh! <BR> <BR> Today I am making a big batch... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:45:50 EST Ouchie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3695289 I made it to day 6 of 30 day shred. My doctor advised me to take a week off. Seems I've injured myself and may end up with tendonitis of my elbow or "golfer's elbow." After a week, if it still hurts, I'm supposed to do some stretches. The doctor told me to ice it a few times a day and take anti inflammatories in the meantime. <BR> <BR> My neighbor asked to borrow the DVD... I told her she could still work out with me if she wanted someone to work out with... just that the routine would be a ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 21:52:27 EST Day 4 of 30 day shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3685898 Maybe I'm insane, but I'm still doing it... I'm on day 4. Here's how I've progressed. Day1: Dying. Day2: Slightly better, not dying so much. Day 3: back to dying. Day 4: Trying to get other people doing it with me not to rest... not dying so much... about the same as Day 2 :0) <BR> <BR> Hopefully I'll make it to 30 days. I'm going to give it my best and plan to up the intensity level as I'm able. My neighbor said she's committed to doing it with me. I guess I inspired her :0) Fri, 1 Oct 2010 22:15:39 EST As the old adage goes... no pain, no gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3676750 I just did the first day, level one, of 30 day shred. Half an hour later, my face is still red. Good thing she was telling me no breaks, or I might have paused. I've been having some sinus problems and afterward I went through about half a roll of toilet paper blowing my nose and hacking. I used to hate running the mile in gym class, because it made me feel the same way this video does. <BR> <BR> My doctor said I need to up my exercise as my weight loss continues. I've been exercising any ch... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:54:06 EST Woohoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3655611 7 pounds from my first major goal and my skinny jeans are fitting pretty loosely. I've decided to order some gift cards for myself from my rewards site at work and when I make it to my goal, I'm going shopping for some new clothes. Normally I would go to the thrift store, but bedbugs are a really big issue here... and I surely don't want to bring any home. I've been trying to stick to working out at least 30 minutes a day. The weight isn't coming off quite as fast as it was in the beginning, ... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:00:32 EST Closing In On the first Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3642649 Okay... I set a goal for myself to reach 200 pounds by November 1st, and I'm almost there! I can't wait to get down below that mark. It will be the first time in a long time. I can put on the pants that I wore when I first met my husband 6 years ago, and in ten more pound or so I'll be able to wear them and feel good about them. <BR> <BR> I've been working out every day, except for the week I was on bereavment, for at least 30 minutes a day. I started doing some strength training too, becau... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:29:10 EST Warning... Longest Blog Ever... Monthly Update :0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3584693 Okay... so I've had my home gym for about a month now, and I'm sad to say that I haven't set it up yet. The good news is that I've still been getting my exercise in regularly by doing other home improvements... like cleaning and organizing and unpacking. When I don't have a whole day to devote to these things I play my wii and get some fun cardio in with some Just Dance or Tennis. <BR> <BR> Recently, Chris and I went to a wedding in Detroit. I stayed sober, having only a glass of wine, and ... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 04:16:30 EST Drats!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3484042 I have poison oak for the 2nd time in the past 2 months. It keeps attacking my face. I had good intentions of helping my husband with the yard work. My husband is an Eagle Scout (the highest level of Boy Scouts) and when I was weeding I kept asking him is this poison ivy or poison oak or poison sumac. He said no about everything I was pulling, and although I had my doubts, I trusted his judgement. BIG MISTAKE. <BR> <BR> I had probably 20 people say something about my face at work today. It'... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:12:39 EST Home Gym Here I Come!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3474873 I wanted to buy a home gym some time ago and my husband said we didn't need it. Imagine my excitement when yesterday he spent all day with me learning about the different types of workout equipment :0) We found a really good deal on a floor model Insipire M2 and will be buying it today. I can't wait to be able to work out at home with exercise machines. <BR> <BR> We also plan on getting some free weights for the future. My husband would like a bench with a leverage system so I won't have to ... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:29:28 EST Cancelling my gym membership http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3471457 I'm cancelling my gym membership today or tomorrow. I'll still have a month left to go after that, but in the meantime I'll be researching home gyms. We're headed to Dick's sporting goods today to check them out. <BR> <BR> I figure that it will save me money in the long run. Cardio is the easiest thing to get in, but I find it hard to do a lot of strength training exercises without equipment. I'm sure I could use some medicine balls and a stability ball as well. It will make it easier to wor... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:28:04 EST New Idea for Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3464257 I work 10 hours again today (11 with my lunch) and I don't really like exercising on my lunch because when I use the indoor walking path I get sweaty and then still have to work 5 more hours. Instead, I'm going to try to do some desk exercising and stretching today. I'll get my real workout in tonight either grocery shopping and cleaning or dancing. I hope everyone's enjoying their Saturday and not having to work :0) Be good to yourself this weekend. <BR> XOXO <BR> Melanie Sat, 24 Jul 2010 09:05:46 EST Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3460167 Working 10 hours a day makes it hard to stay motivated to exercise, especially when my workout buddy works a different schedule. I did an hour of cardio when I got home today and plan to wake up early to get a half hour in tomorrow. We'll see how that second one goes :0) <BR> <BR> A guy at work wants to have a support group, so I told him I ate ice cream today and he guilted me with, "I skipped pie for you." My ice cream fit in my calories for the day... and while I'm glad to be an inspirat... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:53:28 EST So far so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3451073 I managed to get an hour of exercise in each day of my weekend. Despite the attempts of my friends at sabotaging my diet plans, I managed to stay within my range of calories and stay on target. Hopefully the scale will reward my efforts when I get home and get back onto my normal routine. I have a goal that's 1230 calories a day bit with exercise I allow myself more... So being away from home, I figured it was a good idea to up the exercise in anticipation of temptation. I wanted ice cream la... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:02:11 EST Hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3436934 I went out to the bar for dinner and drinks the past two days but made sure to do extra exercise. I stuck to my calories today and did plenty of cardio. I hope the scale rewards me for my efforts :0) Thu, 15 Jul 2010 23:56:39 EST An Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3427940 I fell off track for a few months... oops. I'm back on track now, but I'm using another site to do my tracking. I will still continue to blog on here and stay in touch with the friends I've made. I just wanted to try another site that my friends from work recommended. It is, of course, not as awesome at this website, but it does help me by showing me how exercise effects my calorie intake. <BR> <BR> Maybe I just didn't understand the concept on this website that the exercise allowed me to e... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:05:09 EST I had cake for dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3298537 I had cake for dinner tonight... because it fit in my calorie count and I felt like indulging. Lately indulging for me has wrecked my goals, but today I am proud to say that I enjoyed every last bite of cake and still kept my eye on the prize. <BR> <BR> I had a stressful day at work and what I really wanted was a margarita and some chicken tenders. Last week it was ice cream. I definitely admitted to myself that I'm an emotional eater. Stay strong everyone... don't let the mention of all th... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 22:34:26 EST This is for Clevagal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3295019 I planted a garden this year and an assortment of herbs. My friend stole my herbs and planted them in her yard... she lives 10 houses away. This just means a little exercise and a reason to drop by unannounced :0) <BR> <BR> Only a few of the things I planted actually lived due to our frost season running late. I have cantaloupe, tomatoes, and zucchini growing right now in pots. I also have some wild sweet peas growing on a trellis along the fenceline. <BR> <BR> I'm totally jealous of my mot... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 23:49:37 EST Tomorrow I start over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3236218 Tomorrow I will begin again. I will use my tracker every day and I will set a new goal date for my goal weight. I need to re-evaluate what my rewards will be for better incentive. <BR> <BR> Today I am going to do some big batch cooking and freeze some quiches for breakfast for the next few weeks. I'm trying to grow a garden, but the late frost may have killed a lot of my plants. I needed to be able to plant them in the ground sooner. Who knows... maybe I'll break down and buy some mature p... Sun, 16 May 2010 20:03:28 EST A month... that's right... a month of being bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3223912 It's easy to make excuses and get off track in life. With health issues and family issues I've been eating whatever I wanted and skipping the fruits and veggies for ice cream and fried food. I keep setting a date to commit and not sticking to it. I'm working ten hour days now, so if I don't plan ahead I will surely fail. <BR> <BR> I told my mother in law that I wouldn't probably start my healthy lifestyle until I'm feeling better.... I don't know why apples don't sound good when I'm not feel... Wed, 12 May 2010 22:12:26 EST Things Just Keep Getting Worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3083440 My mom will die soon if she doesn't start making some changes to her lifestyle. I'm failiing miserably at my healthy lifestyle right now, but hope to start back up on Wednesday when I head back to work. Please keep my mom in your prayers. It's been a hard Easter. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:35:11 EST ER sucks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3071070 On the first day I felt great since my cold I ended up in the ER. I was at work and all of a sudden it felt like a cloud took over my brain and my eyes glazed over and I broke out in a cold sweat and felt really weak. This was followed by extreme nauseau. I went home and tried to sleep until my husband got home but couldn't because I felt sick and my jaw hurt. <BR> <BR> Two days ago I told Chris that I woke up with chest pain so of course he was freaking out and thinking I needed to go to t... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:10:18 EST Yummy Yummy Yummy I got Love in My Tummy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3032314 I found myself singing this today after I tasted the batter for my new muffin concoction. I found a Hungry Girl recipe for brownie muffins that is so delicious and moist that they had everyone surprised that they were diet friendly. All the recipe called for was a box of devil's food cake mix and 15 oz of pure pumpkin. Just mix the two ingredients and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. It should be a very thick batter, but if you can't get all the powder to mix in (as I've found with varying... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 02:01:13 EST Emotional Eating... fun times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3026421 This weekend... and part of the week before it.... I did some emotional eating. Pizza, subs, white castle, chicken tenders, and margaritas. I have been extremely bad. I walked yesterday with a friend and burned quite a few calories. I have the grill going now with some healthy food for the week. <BR> <BR> I need to stay on task and realize how great it feels to lose weight and stay active. I'm going to try to go for a walk tonight again before it rains. My friend and I looked at bikes today ... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 18:25:20 EST Oh Happy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3008826 Today at work I got a lot of compliments on my weight loss. It feels really great now that people are noticing. I stepped on the scale this morning and it read 220, which means that next week I should be venturing into new territory. With the Biggest Loser kick at work, everyone is a lot more in tune to other people changing. It's great to see so many people happy and healthy. <BR> <BR> We got our new furniture today so I don't have to sit on the floor as I write this blog. Thank God for the... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:07:00 EST Help Me Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2993603 So I officially lost 20 pounds, and I know I was supposed to choose things that I could reward myself with when I started this journey... and I did... but I lost them in the move. Help me out with some ideas for reaching 1/4 of my long term goal. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 00:13:33 EST Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2986719 So I stepped on the scale today, thinking it would be bad because I hadn't been sticking to my diet as rigorously as I should have been. Somehow I had still managed to lose weight. Even better, when I put my new weight into the charts it shows that I am exactly on track with what I should be. <BR> <BR> I guess that all the things I have learned have really helped me to realize what I should do to counteract the things I do that are not diet friendly. I'm going to go the gym tonight and eat h... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 10:56:33 EST McDonald's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2979046 Today I had McDonalds and now I feel sick. My body isn't used to the grease laden fries and fish filet sandwich anymore, and is mad at me for not eating right. In turn I feel lazy and nauseated. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 17:02:26 EST Loss of a Friend :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2971431 While most of this weekend was really fun and productive, I did have one huge disappointment. As we all know, moving can be stressful and some people do not handle that stress well. I had some friends come down this weekend, knowing that the moving was over and it would be cleaning and unpacking this weekend. Two of my friends really helped me, while the other friend stood outside and smoked the entire time... not wanting to help at all. <BR> <BR> I really wish he would have just stayed home... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 01:06:32 EST WOO HOO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2959892 I lost 5.4 pounds this week for the Biggest Loser Contest at work. Yay for moving! I haven't updated my weight on here though because my scale is still packed. More packing, unpacking, and cleaning for the weekend ahead. Thu, 4 Mar 2010 21:48:42 EST Healthy Carry In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2946350 The long awaited day has finally arrived. I made buffalo chicken dip for the carry in with celery and baked tostitos scoops to dip with. I wasn't at work today, but fortunately someone remembered to send out the reminder email. Here's to hoping the reminder didn't go out and this thing is a success. Feels good knowing I just have to pack some veggies as a supplement to tomorrow's event. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 00:58:39 EST Gotta Get Back On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2941018 For the past two days I haven't tracked any food. I haven't been eating the best, but I'm still trying to get my water in and eat my fruits and vegetables. I have been doing a LOT of exercise though. Moving is very strenuous. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will be completely faithful to my diet plan. I filled the refrigerator in my new house with healthy foods and bought a Brita pitcher. I really need to get the cable company to get my internet set up at the new house, so I can get back into my every... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 01:26:29 EST Explanation for spending $1500 at Walmart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2934459 As most of you know, we closed on the house on Thursday and are now in the process of setting up house. We got a lot accomplished with the move yesterday. Chris' parents are coming to help us today. <BR> <BR> Last night at 4 am we left walmart with a four cart caravan. The employees helped us load our truck because we bought so much stuff. I got a fireproof safe, a file cabinet, rugs for the dining room and kitchen, curtains, stuff to hang pictures, two bathroom sets, some art, a brita pitch... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:11:41 EST Biggest Loser/ Vacation Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2924965 I was really bad over the weekend, but still managed to show a two pound loss on the scale at my Biggest Loser weigh in today. I told the personal trainer at the gym about this success today, and some other personal trainer told me, "yay for dehydration." Seriously... should you be a personal trainer if you don't have any faith in people to actually lose weight the right way? I told him it could have something to do with the ten plus miles I had walked in a four day span. <BR> <BR> Okay... e... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:29:37 EST Day two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2905260 Yesterday I consumed twice the amount of calories I am supposed to consume in a day. Hopefully it won't impact me too badly with all he extra exercise I've been doing. I'm going to make some time for strength training later today. I burned 700 calories yesterday and logged 1300 steps. <BR> <BR> I don't feel bad about the extra calories because I know with this healthy lifestyle change that this won't be an every day thing for me. I have to say that it was a real eye opener just to log the fo... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:40:42 EST Horrible morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2900894 My birthday trip isn't going very well so far. I'm currently sitting in the airport with no luggage. My husband moved my bag last night and was hurrying me out of the house this morning. I asked him if he would put my tennis shoes in my suitcase but he put them in his truck instead. I have tennis shoes and a couple of books and the clothes that I'm wearing... And that's it. :0( Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:10:39 EST Thanks Everyone :0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2899954 Everyone be good while I'm away. It's supposed to rain the days I had planned to hike, so hopefully I'll be able to change it up and find something else for us to do. At least it won't be snowing :0) I'll miss all your support if I can't make it to a computer. Thanks for being there for me when I need you. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:14:21 EST Winter Wonderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2895707 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/6/b865449801.jpg"> <BR> Today we had a Winter Wonderland event at work. It turned out to be very nice, but the participation wasn't as high as we had hoped. In sticky with the health ahead initiative at work we served 100 calorie snack packs and granola bars. <BR> <BR> I'm part of a committee that promotes people from all over the business interacting. As part of the draw we gave all of the teams three styrofoam balls and asked them to create a s... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:22:41 EST Ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2876972 It's been two weeks of me torturing myself every day, stepping on the scale only to find that I haven't lost any weight. I don't know if I should stop exercising when I get to my calories burned goal, or if I'm changing my weight properly when I go to the start page, or what is causing this funk. I really want to lose more weight before I go away for my birthday though. Even a pound would make me happy. <BR> <BR> Okay... enough of that rant. I'm going to try to stay positive and tell myself ... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:44:01 EST Who Stole My Cake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2875928 Today I brought a cake to work to share with all the girls who have birthdays... okay and maybe also to get it out of the house. Someone stole my birthday cake right out of the refrigerator at work! How low is that? I wasn't going to eat any more of it, but one of the girls wasn't going to be in until tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I had to send out an email to reschedule the healthy carry-in for early March. I really can't wait for my trip. Work is getting under my skin. I really hope that I'll be abl... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:07:36 EST Weigh in and carry in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2867826 I had my weigh in today for the Biggest Loser Competition at work. Our team name is the COBS... for currently overweight babes. :0) <BR> <BR> The healthy carry in is scheduled for next week and I have one more reminder email to send. So far only three people have signed up, myself included. I hear mixed reviews... some people are really excited and others are grumbling at the idea of cooking a healthy dish. I won't let the nay sayers get me down though. <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready to leave... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:57:12 EST 49 Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2860968 If you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Yay! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog. <BR> <BR> 1. What time did you get up this morning? 11:00 am... I got 11 hours of sleep last night <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? Medium- rare... so much flavor when it's almost mooing <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Blind Side <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? Iron Chef ... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:09:54 EST A case of the Mondays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2857611 Today has been horrible. I made myself have a healthy super bowl party and at today's weigh in I had gained a pound from last week. To make things worse, my husband left all my healthy food out on the counter last night to spoil. He asked if he could help me with putting together something else but then when I got to work I noticed it wasn't in my lunch bag. I ordered a thin crust veggie pizza for lunch and when it got here it was a pan pizza. I opened the box and cried. I just want to go ho... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:23:28 EST WOO HOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2847097 Your Quit Date is: Monday, October 05, 2009 at 12:00:00 AM <BR> Test Time Smoke-Free: 123 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 31 seconds <BR> Cigarettes NOT smoked: 863 <BR> <BR> Lifetime Saved: 6 days, 14 hours <BR> Money Saved: $150.67 Sat, 6 Feb 2010 00:21:33 EST General Rambling In Cyberspace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2846964 I'm really looking forward to the weekend. I was supposed to drive to Columbus to join my friends in a Superbowl party, but the weather here is absolutely horrible. We're supposed to get close to two feet of snow, and the weekend started with freezing rain. I spent the day at work peeking out the window hoping it would get bad enough to be considered inclement weather so I could go home. :0) <BR> <BR> I had a healthy superbowl food list planned, and I had a horrible experience when I went to... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 23:30:50 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2843156 Today I tried a new machine at the gym because I read that doing the same old exercise can actually slow your progress. I need to figure out what it was... googling now. It was an arc trainer (similar to a gazelle) and boy did it kick my butt. It felt good to step up my workout though... felt like progress. <BR> <BR> It's great to see myself becoming more flexible and able to handle more exertion. I'm headed to Arizona for my birthday, and I'll be eating out at a few restaurants while I'm t... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 01:22:25 EST