HAPPY_FAUNA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAPPY%5FFAUNA HAPPY_FAUNA'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/ Day 015b: Just Wanted To Share How Weather is Dumb Lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214368 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1383801123.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can I work-out outside or not?!?!?! I hate you, Iowa weather! I miss the South. haha :( Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:53:56 EST Day 015: Thank you, Fuzzy Bear. :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214289 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1664721174.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's amazing when you tell someone you have a dream and they support you all the way. What's even more amazing is when you forget your dreams in a moment of weakness, and that person believes more than you do that you can achieve anything. You start to remember. Your spirit and determination are renewed to the levels they once were at, with a little something extra. Someone just handed you some ice cream wit... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:40:19 EST Day 014: I Need to Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212907 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1015619892.jpg"> <BR> Meaning well, but getting myself stuck. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am having the toughest time getting energy lately. 1200-1550 is my calorie range. So if I were to eat three good meals a day, it's like 516 calories max or below. This is causing a lot of problems for me: <BR> <BR> 1) My energy ends at noon. <BR> 2) I get really hungry between meals. Snacking decreases that 516 calorie allotment for the next meal. <BR> 3)... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:25:50 EST Day 012: Taking a Breath http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210146 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1004609845.jpg"> <BR> Can't do serious business 24/7 like the Business Cat. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>131</em> The start of the semester is kind of driving me crazy. I spent about $750.00 on books this semester. Yup. REDONKULOUS. Then I'm going to classes and finding signs on the door saying, "No class today". This is after I spent like an hour looking for my keys and running late to class because of that. Also I couldn't find a parking space ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:03:07 EST Day 007: 50 Confessions and Thoughts of a Dieter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202227 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l338305364.jpg"> <BR> Avoid fast food whenever possible. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) got on the treadmill in my sleeping gown <BR> <BR> 2) smelled my dog's treats and it made me go to the store for beef jerky <BR> <BR> 3) wondered how much protein was in a booger <BR> <BR> 4) feel like shaving is yoga <BR> <BR> 5) see myself dancing and being swept off my feet by my fiance' like a Disney princess when I hit my... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:34:45 EST Day 005 and Day 006: Surprised http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200598 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l960986807.jpg"> <BR> Inner peace, self-discipline, love for self... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>131</em> I surprised myself with my mindful eating and resistance against all the yummy snacks in the house. They're healthy snacks, but they're new snacks to me and I just want to taste test them all! Haha. :) <BR> <BR> Fuzzy Bear got a new job and I'm going back to school. I've signed up for some student organizations and I'm in the process of call... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:41:19 EST Day 004a: Tasty Adjectives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196339 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946886408.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> Tasty Adjectives <BR> I was reading a SparkPeople article that showed a calendar with each day filled with a snack idea generated by the Spark staff. While I'm aiming to be more adventurous and try new stuff, I made frownie faces at a lot of what was written down on this calendar. A lot of them just didn't sound appealing or good to me! So what DOES sound good, as far as healthy snack ideas go, for... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 06:16:17 EST Day 003b: Sleeping Well, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194352 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1270939304.jpg"> <BR> Picture of my clueless cat Simon, and my boyfriend's gangster chihuahua, Pedro. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> ATTITUDE and ENERGY: Moderately High! <BR> Wow. I slept so well last night. Got enough hours, woke up on my own. :) The thing is, I'm waking up at like 4:30AM. There's nothing to do at 4:30AM. It's currently a weird living arrangement. I live with: my future parents-in-law, my sister-in-law with her husband a... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 06:59:08 EST Day 003a: I Want Adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194318 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1277665576.jpg"> <BR> Picture of a younger me. In high school, I went to England, France, and Italy. How I miss being adventurous...and fit!! I'm finally appreciating the tan I got from being healthy and walking all the time in Europe. :P Ugh, but my hair was terrible and everywhere! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>474</em> My Spark Friend Valkyria- once said in her blog, "Even the most orderly life needs a bit of chaos and unexpected adventures". I... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 06:22:19 EST Day 002: Computers are bad, 'kay...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192925 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1663475990.jpg"> <BR> The "smiling" Axolotl, a type of salamander. I feel like him today! <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> Today's ATTITUDE and ENERGY: Moderately High! <BR> I'm normalizing my sleep schedule, finally. Slept at about 9PM. Got up at 2AM. Whaaaaaa? Managed to get back to sleep at 4AM then woke up at 9AM. It's the most normal sleep I've gotten in a long time. I actually woke up on my own and didn't feel like crap. I'm also excited to... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:00:29 EST Day 001: Intro, Planning, Pinpointing Weaknesses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191582 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1840455949.jpg"> <BR> "Not planning is planning to fail." -- Overly quoted...quote <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>474</em> A Little About Me: <BR> I'm a university Biomedical and Pre-Veterinary student, minoring in Chemistry. I work as a writer for a pen-and-paper RPG company and I'm a veterinary assistant at a clinic. I apologize for any over abundance of animal pictures on my page. :) I love video games, reading, writing, movies/TV, and particul... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:55:24 EST