H9LIPPY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=H9LIPPY H9LIPPY'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/ Ugh Stupid Essay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522339 So for the most part I have been able to pound out an essay sometimes two for my English homework. But for some reason this essay that is due next week it just kicking my butt. I think I might be trying to hard and am having a mental block. <BR> <BR> Also I think I might be a bit on edge because we haven't gotten our last essay back and I am not sure what I need to work on to improve this essay from the last one. <BR> <BR> I should just not think about it for a day or two and then go back... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:42:09 EST Shout out about bullying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516833 No one lives in a glass house. We all have our flaws to which no one has the right to take it upon themselves to berate someone else on their flaws. Until we become a society that can first start by loving ourselves and then loving the ones around us for who they are and what they contribute to our small little world, the bulling will just continue and get worse as time goes by. Only making a divide amongst us all bigger and bigger. <BR> <BR> It starts with me, and hopefully from there it ca... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:08:10 EST English 102 First Essay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484719 School year is here, asking if anyone would please read my essay and send me some feed back <BR> <BR> What Were You Thinking <BR> <BR> Budget reforms in schools often leave sports out in the cold; fortunately there are other channels for athletes to get their fill of play. Contrasting to school sports, where most times the coach doubles as a teacher, these outside programs depend on volunteers to help make it happen. But who are these volunteers devoting their time and energy to ensure t... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:20:43 EST Trying so hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421895 So it's been a month since my last blog. Have had a few weeks with no practices or any type of games. It's been nice but my days have been filled with other items that need to get done. Like with weekend we worked on getting a spoilers on both the truck and my car, along with cleaning my boyfriends rental. Things are getting there but it seems as soon as you get one thing crossed off ten more items have accumulated. <BR> <BR> Now I see going back to school ad's running and I feel the whi... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:27:17 EST My small little world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387950 Update on my little world. Sports are starting to wind down for now, should have about a month and a half of only having to worry about work. Than school starts for both me and my son, after this semester I should have my core requirements done and I can start working away at my main classes. Kyle plans on playing soccer for school this year and that will start right away in the fall, actually now that I think about it they start practice in August. Ugh ok so maybe a solid month of not ha... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:32:55 EST Drama Filled Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347585 Survived another weekend, I know seems a bit weird to "survive" a weekend because are weekends not supposed to be relaxing???? Well this past one was not for my small part of the world. <BR> <BR> the start could be traced back to Friday night at football practice. See our first two games had been canceled due to the lovely weather we were having. So when the season did start some of the times of the games were changed. It was announced at practice that the game would be at 11:30. Some o... Mon, 6 May 2013 15:30:02 EST Essay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335339 Again not really a blog, looking for any feed back on my essay that's to be turned in next week Tuesday. Need to make sure I don't change tension, have frag sentances and that it flows good. <BR> <BR> Sharing a First Time Experience <BR> There are many means one can achieve to be entertained. Ranges of TV shows, movies, music, sports, internet, books, and the list goes on, but even within these selections there are a variety of options, or genre. Depending on the person reading maybe more... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:16:33 EST My Essay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276245 Ok not really a blog but looking for feed back on my essay that I have to turn in tomorrow morning for my English class. So I am putting myself out there and hoping to get something back: (seeing as it has to do with competition though it could be fitting) <BR> <BR> What’s Your Drive? <BR> <BR> There’s a competitive instinct that compels certain personalities to go to extreme measures to create an edge over their competition. On an academic level that personality strives to study at all ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:51:15 EST A Smiple Update lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008236 So it’s been awhile since I blogged last. And the last blog I posted was about making changes and not letting others pretty much use me as a door mat. <BR> <BR> I am happy to say for the most part I have been doing well at this. When I feel the urge to become upset over something I take a step back. I go through my questions and evaluate the situation. Most times I come up with this is something out of my hands, let it play out how it’s going to play out and just be a by stander. <BR> <... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 12:37:36 EST Trying to break old habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946431 Every day I look over a set of questions to try and direct my thinking to positive thinking and not be so hard on myself for no one beats me up like I do and there is no need for it. In the last month I have been trying to self-reflect on where I am in life and where I wanted to be and how to change the course that I am on to correct my path to where I want to be. Here are what I feel are three big things. <BR> <BR> First I need to get back to me and do things for me. Way too often have I... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:06:59 EST Mid June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4931828 So it’s the middle of June and I am looking at my minute goal challenge and realize there is no way I am going to make my 1200 by the end of this month. Upset I am not going to be. I sit at 460 minutes right now, if I make it to class tonight that will bump me up to 520. If I complete all my schedule exercise for this week it will be another 190 minutes so that will bring me to 710. Now you may come back and say you still have the weekend and next week to get a bit closer. But here is th... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:31:14 EST May is Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907624 Ok so I started May out on a good note and strong but ended on the weak side. Between traveling to Houston to conduct training, my Grandma’s funeral in Ohio, and then camping Memorial Day weekend. Now I did get a run in when I was in Houston, I tried to run when I was in Ohio but the local Y when I called the Friday before neglected to tell me that on Sundays the center was not open, so I had to op for swimming at the hotel outside pool (was very cold), then camping I did manage to get up i... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 14:54:42 EST Big Day Tomorrow, Heck just a busy weekend all together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877377 Ok so tomorrow is the big day. A bit nervous, I already know that there is no way that I am going to run the whole thing, but I am planning on doing what my training schedule for the 5k says and walk for 2 minutes and run for 3. My biggest thing is going to be pacing myself. Having issues with that when I run outside. I know one day I will get there, and maybe with others around me it might be a bit easier, we will see. <BR> Just a very busy weekend, going to be getting done with work her... Fri, 11 May 2012 17:13:09 EST Week three here we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863184 Ok going into week three, feeling great. As of yesterday when I stepped on the scale I was down 7 pounds since the start of April. Going on the right track and I don’t plan on stopping now that I have a schedule going and its working. <BR> <BR> In a little less than two weeks I will be running my first 5k. I’ve decided that after I get that first out of the way I am going to taking the run down to a once to maybe twice a week and pick the bike up and start laying down some rubber. I thin... Wed, 2 May 2012 13:58:51 EST New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848153 Hope everyone had a great weekend. I found that on my weigh in on Sunday I am down 2 pounds from last week. This has made me very happy and even more determined. Got up this morning and did my run before getting ready for work, but had a bit of an issue getting going. I stayed with a 3.5 walk and a 4.7 run for the whole 30 minutes. I think some of the issue came in at that fact that I didn’t eat before leaving to run. This is what I normal do, but this morning instead of just getting u... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:04:29 EST Other Week Done Day # 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843944 Now onward to day 12 in a row. Thinking back over the last almost two weeks, I feel so much better than I have in a long time, and know in no time will be in a full swing of things (most likely by the end of next week). <BR> <BR> I have my visional board (just a printout page) on my wall at work and at home. It just simply states “What have you done today to deserve this? “ with a picture of a road bike on the bottom. Now by no means does this mean that I plan on “treating” myself to a ne... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:00:10 EST 8th Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837947 Ok so now onward to my 8th straight day of logging on to Sparkpeople, looking at my Sparkstrikes this is the longest I have gone doing this. <BR> So on Friday I signed up for a 5k that will be on May 12th for The American Cancer Society. Had been looking at this 5k for a few weeks now and decided to take the plunge. Now I have been running off and on and when I do this on my own I can knock out about 2.5 miles (mind you on a good day) in about 30 minutes. But I thought to myself seeing as ... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:56:28 EST 4th Day Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831993 Ok climbing back in the ¡§saddle¡¨ again. Using more of the website then I have in the past and it seems to be really helping. <BR> <BR> Tracking my food every day and exercise (going to the store and buy anything not already on my list I am adding it before I even but it away). Going to try a few of the pizza ideas that I saw listed on the site, looking forward to see how they turn out. <BR> <BR> I do Zumba at least 3 times a week. When I started the class over a year ago I hated it. T... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:48:39 EST