HABROWN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HABROWN HABROWN'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/ Hungry? #25 - Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180244 Hey All, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has had a Happy Holiday Season! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Please check out my latest blog. The Link is below: <BR> <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/12/29/hungry<BR>-25/ </link> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:20:27 EST Hungry? #24 - So it begins again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139804 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Check out my latest blog. Link is below: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/11/18/hungry<BR>-24-so-it-begins-again/ </link> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:26:14 EST Time Flies When Chaos Reigns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116206 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Been a bit, but I am slowly working to get back at it. Check out my latest blog at: <BR> <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com </link> <BR> <BR> Your comments and thoughts are much appreciated. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:38:26 EST HUNGRY? - 23: Stress + Me = Binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005680 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Had a stumble today, but I am right back up. To read this blog click on the link below to check it out. <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 23: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/08/07/hungry<BR>-23/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Tue, 7 Aug 2012 20:12:22 EST HUNGRY? - 22: End of July and the Beginning of August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005453 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Better late then never. I know that August is well under way, but I have been a little behind in a few areas of my life, but I am trying to catch up and get a handle on it. To take a look check out the link below <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 22 <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/08/03/hungry<BR>-22/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Tue, 7 Aug 2012 17:23:18 EST HUNGRY? - 21: Weekly Update Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992095 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Hope your week went well. To take a look at my most recent post please click on the link that I provided below. <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 21: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/29/hungry<BR>-21/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Sun, 29 Jul 2012 19:25:01 EST HUNGRY? - 20: Weekly Update Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981847 Hey All, <BR> <BR> One more for today. Click on the link that I provided below. Much and Many Thanks. <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 20: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/22/hungry<BR>-20/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:04:31 EST HUNGRY? - 19: Dealing with Setbacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981839 Hey All, <BR> <BR> If you have time please check out my blog entry. You can click on the link that I provided below. You will be redirected to my word press site www.findingmybliss.com <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 19: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/22/hungry<BR>-19/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill <BR> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:00:04 EST HUNGRY? - 18: Songs that make me wanna... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978530 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To check out my blog entry please click on the link below to be redirected to www.findingmybliss.com over at word press. Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 18: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/19/hungry<BR>-18/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:58:57 EST HUNGRY? - 17: Unknown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976581 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To check out my blog please click on the link I provided below. I really appreciate it so thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 17: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/17/hungry<BR>-17/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:14:08 EST HUNGRY? - 16: Weekly Update Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4971868 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To take a look at my blog entry please click on the link the I provided below to be directed to www.findingmybliss.com over at wordpress.com. Hope everyone had a great Week 2 and are ready to get it moving in Week 3! <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 16: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/15/hungry<BR>-16/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:14:47 EST HUNGRY? - 15: Weight Loss Fairy Godmother??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968741 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To check our my blog entry please click on the link I provided below. <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 14: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/13/hungry<BR>-15/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:06:36 EST HUNGRY? - 14: Frist Set of Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967632 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Check out my blog entry by clicking on the link below. I would love it so thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> Link for Episode 14: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/12/hungry<BR>-14/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:32:48 EST HUNGRY? - 13: Fear...to do more? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966400 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To check out my next entry click on the link below. Thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 13 <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/11/hungry<BR>-13/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:19:52 EST HUNGRY? - 12: Weekly Update Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960645 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To check out my blog which I would appreciate you can visit my site at www.findingmybliss.com or click on the link that I provided below. Hope everyones BLC #15 Week 1 went great. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> GO DUNE RIDERS!!! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Link for Episode 12: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/08/hungry<BR>-12/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill <BR> aka illusyon Sun, 8 Jul 2012 14:04:36 EST HUNGRY? - 10: My June Recap & Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960577 Hey All, <BR> <BR> Just realized that my blogs were listed at Episode 9 then Episode 11...I know that I know how to count so how did I miss that Episode 10 hadn't been linked? So below is the link to Episode 10 over at my site www.findingmybliss.com. I would love for you all to check it out. <BR> <BR> Link to Episode 10: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/02/hungry<BR>-10/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> DUNE RIDERS!!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Bl... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 13:12:26 EST HUNGRY? - 11: BLC #15 Monthly Goal Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954298 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To take a lookie-see at my Monthly Goal Blog & Weekly Plan for the BLC #15 you can check out my blog over at www.findingmybliss.com or you can click on the link that I provided below. I hope all of your weeks are off to a great start. <BR> <BR> Link to HUNGRY? - Episode 11: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/03/hungry<BR>-11/ </link> <BR> <BR> ROCK IT! Dune Riders <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill <BR> aka illusyon Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:50:13 EST HUNGRY? - 09: Gain brings realization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951050 Hey Sparks World, <BR> <BR> To check out my latest blog entry and lend your support for my journey please click on the link below to be directed to my site www.findingmybliss.com over at wordpress. <BR> <BR> Episode 09: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/07/01/hungry<BR>-09/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> <BR> Hill <BR> aka illusyon Sun, 1 Jul 2012 22:26:06 EST HUNGRY? - 08: I gotta let it go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939753 Hey All, <BR> <BR> i hope your week was a great one. If you wanna check out my blog click on the link below to be directed to my site www.findingmybliss.com <BR> <BR> Episode 08: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/06/24/hungry<BR>-08/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 06:18:12 EST HUNGRY? - Episode 07: Every 10 lb. drop = Charmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924151 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To read my blog entry please click on the link and you will be directed to my site www.findingmybliss.com <BR> <BR> Episode 07: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/06/12/07-hun<BR>gry/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Hill <BR> aka illusyon Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:15:38 EST HUNGRY? - Episode 06: Weird Habit & Upset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4922578 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To read my blog entry please click on the link below to be directed to my site www.findingmybliss.com <BR> <BR> Episode 06: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/06/11/06-hun<BR>gry/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Hill <BR> aka illusyon Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:10:23 EST HUNGRY? - Episode 05: I won't let it matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920381 Hey All, <BR> <BR> To read my blog please click on the link below to be directed to my site www.findingmybliss.com. <BR> <BR> Episode 05: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/06/10/05-hun<BR>gry/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Hill <BR> aka illusyon Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:44:01 EST HUNGRY? - Episode 04: Triggers & My Pull Back Strategies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915715 To read my blog entry click on the link below to be directed to my site findingmybliss.com <BR> <BR> Episode 04: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/06/06/04-hun<BR>gry/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 7 Jun 2012 03:14:06 EST HUNGRY? - Episode 03: Some success brings fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914126 To read my blog entry click on the link below to be directed to my site findingmybliss.com. <BR> <BR> Episode 03: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/06/04/03-hun<BR>gry/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 01:30:02 EST HUNGRY? - Episode 02: Didn't you say that last time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914125 To read my blog entry click the link to be directed to my blog site findingmybliss.com <BR> <BR> Episode 02: <BR> <link>findingmybliss.com/2012/05/28/02-hun<BR>gry/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 01:27:32 EST HUNGRY? - Intro a blog series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914123 So I have been back at it for a week now and though I would love to blog straight through sparks but the formatting from my wordpress site doesn't translate cleanly to here, so what I am doing is that I am gonna put my post links in a blog entry. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the inconvenience, but I wanna do what will drive me the least crazy and I have done the multiple blogs before and it didn't work out to well hence www.findingmybliss.com was created to be my all about everything I wanna talk ab... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 01:25:52 EST BLC #12 Challenges - Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4548496 Non Scale Measurements: <BR> Inches have been taken and posted in another blog prior to this one. I am fitting into size 20 pants and my 3xl t-shirts are fitting loosely yet comfortably. Race for the cure 5K is my fitness scaler. 3.1 miles in 1 hour and about 7 minutes...which means that I am doing 21.61 minute mile. <BR> <BR> Water: <BR> All I drink is water so I get at least the 8 glasses or more a day. No worries there. <BR> <BR> Letter to myself 8 weeks from now... <BR> Hey You!!... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:14:52 EST Race for the Cure (After) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4538959 So I started out at 4AM had to roll out of bed, shower, get dressed and pack up my purse. My sister and I hit the road at 4:50AM and had to park and trolley over to Kapiolani park. We were both excited, but still anxious as all get out. I don't normally gauge how far I walk or how fast, so I was worried that maybe a 5K (3.1 mile) walk was going to be too much for me. <BR> <BR> At 6AM - As they performed the blessing and other formalities...I sat and watched everyone around me. I have nev... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:34:31 EST Race for the Cure (Before) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4537634 I am excited and a little anxious for the race/walk tomorrow morning. I can do it even if I walk the whole thing. This is my first race ever and my first 5K. I just wanted to post so that I can come back tomorrow after the face and write how it went and remember how I felt the night before. Wish me luck. <em>244</em> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 03:41:04 EST Some inches lost :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4537633 It's been 4 months, but I finally got around to measuring again. Some downs, but mostly I am posting so that I can remember the numbers <BR> <BR> Neck: 17.75 inches <BR> <BR> Arms <BR> Left Upper Arm: 18 Inches <BR> Right Upper Arm: 19 Inches <BR> Left Forearm: 12 Inches <BR> Right Forearm: 12.5 Inches <BR> Left Wrist: 7.25 Inches <BR> Right Wrist: 7.25 Inches <BR> <BR> Bust <BR> Upper Chest Area: 47.6 Inches <BR> Around the Bust: 54.75 Inches <BR> Bottom: 47 Inches <BR> <BR... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 03:37:10 EST I lost but not in the good way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4526274 No I did not loose weight. I lost sight of my goal and the how to's that I know. I have no excuses and regardless any logical reasoning I can come up with - I could have overcome. I know that I could have put the unhealthy food down if I really wanted to, but I didn't. Bear with me through this long blog it will cover a few things that I want to put into writing. <BR> <BR> I realize now I have to restart and start not from where I left off, but from the very beginning. I have added the ... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 00:53:28 EST Alone in a Crowd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491426 First and foremost...I wanna thank each and everyone of you who stops by my page, comments there or on my blog...to know so many of you care about my journey as well as yours...makes me tear up. I am a tad emotional at this moment, but it is all good. More times than not sparks reenforces in on this journey that I am not alone...that I have some fantabulous people walking similar journeys with me and that means the world to me. <BR> <BR> In my past secrets and the "hush" that I heard in ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:49:50 EST Uncontrollable Life = Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4477721 Sad to say, but this past week my title has been my truth. Two weeks ago...I was struggling. I had went to the doctors (OBGYN) had to re-hash through my previous medical history and disclose personal information about my childhood, and at the time I didn't think it was such a big deal...after so much couch time and admitting those darks places in my childhood exist I didn't think it would come back with a vengeance...but I am starting to realize that maybe I am not as okay with things as I ... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 19:52:16 EST August Reflection...September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4461837 August saw me slip into a no motivational zone, fight to come back, and struggle along. I say this because it is true. The scale kept going down sometimes with larger numbers, but it kept going down. This fact makes me a little nervous since I can't really get a clear read on what works for me if everything is kind of working. <BR> <BR> I motivated others, but slightly short on keeping myself motivated. My sister has fallen back on old habits and goes up and down, and up and down. I k... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 01:43:31 EST Weeks not done, but...dammit bra? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4461778 So this week there were things that I wanted to plan out, however they didn't last that long. I know why I dislike exercise in the morning. For the following reasons. 1. Waking up extra early. 2. Having to get up and get dressed. 3. Getting undressed to shower. 4. Getting redressed to get going. <BR> <BR> Th actual exercise isn't on there cause that isn't the problem. I hate putting on my bra for slightly more than a half an hour...to take it off to shower then put on another bra... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 00:38:04 EST Don't wanna fail, but planning is no easy task http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4452183 As life gets hectic with work, school, and drama at home...I feel the urge to fall back on easier habits, such as not exercising, grabbing a quick bite instead of making myself pack my lunch...I realize that planning is a must, but fail to plan. <BR> <BR> I like routine, but am finding that I have less time than I thought and that when I get stressed out I escape into books of paranormal romance for hours at a time and then I REALLY HAVE NO TIME! <BR> <BR> I sit here pondering what to do ... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 01:21:43 EST How can you understand? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4450745 After reading a comment from a fellow team members who aspires to be a personal trainer...She really got me thinking. I wanna be and do a lot of things in my life, and I have thought about adding being a personal trainer to my list of things I'd like to do. <BR> <BR> She stated no one wants a fat personal trainer...I have to agree there, but none of us here plan to be fat and once we lose the weight we will have insight and truly have walked the many miles that our clients are about to wa... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 03:12:11 EST Inspirational Music...To me anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4438893 I love most of OneRepublic's music, so no surprise that I really love their latest album. I so wanna buy it the album. This is a song I just heard the other day and it remind me of so many times when I wanted to give up, but didn't. I am still here in the middle of the everyday struggle of things, but the true point is I am still alive to make change for the better. <BR> <BR> This song is titled, Marching On from the album Waking Up by OneRepublic. The lyrics I got from azlyrics.com <BR... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:32:33 EST Reflections...hurt a little http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433635 Every so often I forget that though I am out of the 300's I can't slow down or let myself fall back on old habits. Am I ahead of where I am supposed to be right now. Yes I am, but if I keep on the way I have been then that lead is going to shrink down and I will soon be trying to chase my goals. <BR> <BR> We were asked to reflect for the BLC #11 challenge and I reached my goal of losing 16 lbs a week ago. I want to keep going but this last week has been truly heinous mentally, emotionally... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:13:21 EST That time of the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429697 Hope this isn't TMI, but as that time of the month rolls around I emotionally check the hell out and go topsy turvy for a quick minute. <BR> <BR> I have for all my life since I first got my period in the 5th grade been highly irregular where my period is concerned. PCOS does a lot to your body and one of the symptoms is irregular periods. Well for me I can sometimes go 2 years with no period then WHAM!!! Hello mother nature and with her she brings moodiness, crying binges, depression, ti... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 03:57:09 EST Why I'm Scared... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4415928 At this point in my journey I am at 297.6 lbs. Which is great, but it is really close to the 300 lb mark that I hope to never be back at again. In high school I remember being 250 or 260 and think I never want to weigh 300 lbs that was the be all end all for me. I just didn't think that it would ever happen. I knew then that I was fat and half attempts to change my ways for a day or so didn't do any real good for me. <BR> <BR> Depression, anxiety and some very dangerous coping skills got... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 06:09:05 EST THANK YOU...Yah...YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408210 I never mean to seem like I am not thankful for people in my life, things that I have, or opportunities that I am offered. Unfortunately too often I am so busy trying to get through my day that I don't take the time to acknowledge all the things that made my world go round during the day. <BR> <BR> This journey isn't just about my getting healthy physically, but also mentally, and spiritually. I felt if I was going to go working on the outside than I should just work on the inside as well ... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 04:54:00 EST Bad News that Brought Realizations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4388631 I feel blessed that in my 26 years I have only lost one person to the great beyond because I know that some people experience it a lot more frequently. <BR> <BR> A little back story...My grandmother was the glue that held everything together. I battled severe depression, anxiety, self injury, and many hours, days, and months where I thought about taking my own life this was from a young age. I was so tired. In all aspects of my life that not waking up sometimes felt like a better options.... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:34:46 EST When your past just won't let go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4382048 I can't say that I have never looked back and done the would've, should've, could've. I have been reading posts and realize how many people other then myself let our pasts influence how we feel about now. <BR> <BR> Can't say it will be easy to change this thought process, but how much lighter would our shoulder be if we didn't carry that around with us. It makes me so sad when I read posts about how others feel like failures because they made plans to get healthy months and years ago, and ... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:47:12 EST Motivation is slippin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371677 I forced myself to do my walk on Saturday, I literally wanted to just stay in bed, but I got up...got moving...and got out. Unfortunately when I got back I was feeling severe back pain, I stretched out, and had my sister press on my lower back. I then forced my to just do the strength training, but not the Zumba. From that day until today I have had a real lack of drive to do my workouts. <BR> <BR> I feel mentally and emotionally stretched out. Like I am being pulled out like taffy. T... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:08:34 EST Pictures...Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371673 These pictures were taken July 14, 2011 at 306.4 after my walk forgive the messed up hair and I never really smile in pics...sorry. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l724819927.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l881062520.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I dislike pictures for the exact reason that I have an issue with people seeing them, but I gotta get over that and I said I would take and post, so that is what I did. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 01:59:35 EST OMFG Popeyes WTF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4361046 So my sister wanted to eat out tonight. She thought about KFC, so my fingers were flying trying to figure out what I could eat from KFC: <BR> <BR> Grilled Chicken Thigh = 170 cal <BR> Grilled Chicken Drum Stick = 90 cal <BR> Mashed Potatos without Gravy = 90 <BR> Green Beans = 25 <BR> Total Calories = 375 <BR> <BR> Then she was like wait maybe I wanna eat Church's Chicken, so again my fingers are flying to figure out what I could eat from Church's Chicken <BR> <BR> Two Chicken Tenders St... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:25:46 EST Body Measurements & My Sister Haley http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4359294 I bought the tape measure 4 days ago, but is is a little difficult to measure myself, so I had to wait for my sister to get around to helping me out. Today was that day. <BR> <BR> Neck: 18 inches <BR> <BR> Arms <BR> Left Upper Arm: 20 Inches <BR> Right Upper Arm: 20 Inches <BR> Left Forearm: 12 Inches <BR> Right Forearm: 13 Inches <BR> Left Wrist: 7 1/2 Inches <BR> Right Wrist: 7 1/2 Inches <BR> <BR> Bust <BR> Upper Chest Area: 51 1/2 Inches <BR> Around the Bust: 56 Inches <BR> Bottom:... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:06:29 EST 7/10 - 7/16/2011 (Start) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356838 This weeks program just to keep track of what I am looking to accomplish <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> Continue to track all food and beverage through sparks to the very best of my ability. <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> Track Fitness in the sparks system. <BR> <BR> Sparks System Setting <BR> Strength Training: M T W TR F S <BR> Cardio: MWF <BR> <BR> What I am looking to get done this week <BR> Sunday: Rest <BR> Monday: Zumba (min 20min), Upper Body Strength Training, Walking (min/max 45 min) <BR> ... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:53:43 EST Strength Training = Ow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4352214 I have a real basic program when I start. I eat less and do my utmost to be more active where ever possible. I had set up the fitness tracker to design the plans for my strength training. Full body was no joke! I haven't done this type of exercise since high school which was about 9 years ago. I thought squats - okay, lunges - okay, mod-pushups - I'll do my best, tricep press with bent knees - never heard of them, but I'll give it my best, swimming - weird but okay, bicycle crunches - I'... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 23:04:43 EST