HAPPIESTMAMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAPPIESTMAMA HAPPIESTMAMA'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/ It's a new year, a new beginning 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191597 It's a new year and I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired, I've have had enough! I know that working out and eating right will help me to feel better during the week and therefore make me a more effective wife/mother/student. It will also help with my fluctuating moods so I don't know why it's so damn hard to do it! Winter term at my college is starting and I usually get into some pretty bad habits that are really hard to shake during the weeks of class. This time I've built in gym t... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 13:04:35 EST Stable Moods, Healthy Erica? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519580 So my mood appears to be stable for the time being! I have been taking my Lamictal for 3 weeks now and feel better just for getting back into the routine. I have been doing really well, eating and exercising during the week (could be better though) but the weekends are BAD! I drink alot, and mix my alcohol with sugary juices and sodas :( plus then I eat like crap - going to Taco Bell! Urg, no wonder the scale won't budge! I need to commit to myself that I will not drink like that on the weeke... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 19:52:43 EST Crazy Person! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4470504 Well my moods have been a rollercoaster today! I started out my day in a panic, my 8 year old starts school tomorrow and I was thinking how sad I was that Kyron Horman won't be. He, and my son are the same age and I can't even imagine what that family has been through. Terrible thoughts about my own son being kidnapped run through my mind until I am paralyzed with fear for my child's safety. I feel sick to my stomach about the scenarios I play out in my head and do not know why I cannot shut ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:25:56 EST Falling Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1447562 So since becoming a vegetarian I have been eating so unhealthy! It's not that vegetarianism is a bad choice, it's just that I justify bad decisions with "but it's vegetarian!". So I'm back to counting calories on here so that I can see where my faults lie. Also, I need to stop drinking so much beer! I just love it so much! <BR> We have been absolutely terrible with our money lately and so stressed with a million things going on that I just feel like I'm falling apart! I stopped taking my me... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 13:17:56 EST 5K Here I Come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1367472 Can't wait! We're actually walking this and I will find another 5K to run! <BR> <BR> xoxo <BR> Erica Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:06:37 EST Vegetarian Erica http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1322525 Last week I started reading "Skinny Bitch". It was chosen as this month's book club pick by one of the girls. After reading the first couple chapters and laughing so hard at the girlfriend to girlfriend talk, I realized that it wasn't really about being skinny but about being hardcore vegan. There was nothing in the chapters that I hadn't heard before, but the way they word everything really opened my eyes to what I'm putting into my mouth! I gave the book to my husband and we made the decisi... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 14:04:19 EST Changing my goal weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1070325 So now that I have lost 15 pounds on SparkPeople, I have 5 lbs to my goal and I don't think that it is adequate to the look and feel I am going for. I have decided to move it down 5 lbs to accommodate the mental image I have of my true self. Good luck to me, this is going to be much harder than before! <BR> <BR> xo <BR> Erica Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:17:54 EST Trying and Failing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1044671 So I've been trying so hard and yet failing! No not to lose weight, but to keep my calories up! Losing weight has actually come easily, but that is not my only goal. The most important part is to be healthy and the way I've been eating has not been so. Before I could eat all my day's calories in one sitting and still not be full. Now I'm controlling what I eat and eating good foods so I feel more satisfied and yet I am still left with a deficit in calories everyday. My fear is that my body wi... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:58:45 EST Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=964629 So today I went and bought myself an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini (not yellow polka dots) I wanted to buy it in a smaller size as a motivator! It's really not cute on right now, so if I want to make it a worthwhile investment I'm going to have to slim down! It's cute though! <BR> <BR> xoxo <BR> Erica Sun, 27 Jan 2008 22:31:12 EST Bad Day :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=956506 So yesterday was a supremely awful day! Work was bad, friends were bad, and finances too! I sooooo wanted to turn towards my old friend Ronald McDonald, but I kinda like this looking/feeling better thing so I decided to go and get one of those asian chicken salads, it was about 270 calories with 35 cals worth of dressing, satisfied the need to go to Micky D's and got off with no major blows to my caloric intake! Plus when I got home my husband had bought me flowers to cheer me up AND when I g... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:55:19 EST How It's Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=932202 Ok so I started this Monday and so far so good right? Well all this diet food is upsetting my tummy AND all this water makes me have to use the restroom literally 20 times a day! Good golly what do I do? Wed, 16 Jan 2008 17:21:53 EST