HBKISES79's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HBKISES79 HBKISES79'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/ Proud to say...a month later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009361 and 10 lbs lighter!!!!! 10 lbs healthier! <BR> <BR> I decided that I was giving way too much power to everything else..excuses, food, etc and I decided to not be pressured by well-meaning family members to always have a heaping serving with seconds and then dessert and I've learned to control my portions. Now let me say that I have not at all starved myself, I think I've actually eaten more in this last month than I have in awhile but I'm eating the right things..insteaad of filling up at... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:42:05 EST Why can't I stay on the wagon?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965118 This is really bugging me lately!!! <BR> I want to get healthy and I want to feel good about my body but I don't seem to want it enough to climb on the wagon. I get frustrated but why..I don't really get on the wagon and at the first sign of this entire new lifestyle being an inconvenience, I jump off and we're talking jumping off cannon ball style into a vat of buffalo chicken dip! I can blame it on the being busy being a new mom, I can blame it on the fact that my husband's work schedul... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:46:36 EST Trying something new and some guilt.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870006 Getting up early is just not an option for me. I've tried it many times and every time I just can't do it. I love sleep way too much! So, I talked to my son's daycare administrator and I changed his hours to include an hour in the evening and joined a gym which is exactly one block from his daycare. I really do need to do something.... <BR> <BR> But now I'm left with some guilt...part of me feels bad keeping him in daycare for another hour while I go and do something selfish for an hour.... Mon, 7 May 2012 08:23:01 EST Morning or night..that is the question. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4762937 Get up at 5am and exercise or try it after work. Both are SOOO hard to do. I love sleeping and at night I love spending time with The Babe. Decisions, Decisions. <BR> <BR> I did just buy a Moby Wrap yesterday so when the weather decides to STOP FREAKING RAINING, I'll be taking The Babe for nice long walks. <BR> <BR> I'm starting the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge today after work. I'm excited! Taking the first step is always the hardest. Everything after that is just keeping momentum. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:39:54 EST Coconut Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718037 I've seen so much about coconut water lately! People raving about it and then I read about how good it is for you! It's like a superfood..A BIG ONE. So you can imagine how excited I was a few weeks ago when I saw Sobe launched a new line of LifeWater with coconut water...I only bought one but I L.O.V.E.D. it..I was so excited! Then this past week at the grocery story, plain coconut water was on sale so I bought one..yeah, not a fan. I can't explain the flavor but it was nothing like what ... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:06:28 EST Progress Pics...the first of many..Day One. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4703863 Oh these were alot more painful than I thought! But you have to start somewhere right? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113075762.jpg"> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:55:10 EST Thank you for the support yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702693 Today is a much better day! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you for the sweet comments, I really needed them yesterday and they really helped me out yesterday! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a bad day. I wallowed in pity for a good 7 hours before realizing that I could be depressed about the state of my health…or I could feel empowered that I alone had the power to change it. Just me. On one hand, it’s a little scary that I can’t blame this one anyone or count on anyone to do it for me…the othe... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:18:14 EST Struggling today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700804 Today is a rough day. I’m just struggling today with it all. I’m not comfortable in my body right now, I know the fix. I just don’t seem willing to do anything about it. <BR> <BR> I don’t want to be a “dieter” the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> I want to scream from the mountains that I need help and support but I don’t want to let anyone down when I slip and fall. <BR> <BR> I know just enough about nutrition to know the obvious bad foods but not enough to know the hidden bad foods so ... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:25:26 EST Colic has struck--DAIRY FREE?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688766 So at 3 1/2 months, colic has struck our household. Or at least that's what we think. It starts around 4-5 every evening, it lasts for about 4-5 hours. Just wailing screaming child who won't be consoled by anything. So after many tears on my part and on the babe's part, I called the pediatrician who recommended a dairy free diet for me and some gripe water for him. <BR> DAIRY FREE?!?! I love dairy..ice cream, yogurt, cream of ANYTHING! and cheese..oh cheese! So, no dairy..hm...On a sli... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:12:29 EST Day 3 and Measurements. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4654243 Happy new Year!!! <BR> <BR> It's a new year! Yesterday Hubs and I measured ourselves....I wanted to shoot myself when I discovered that our waist measurements are same but my hips are bigger?!?!??!?! <em>29</em> But they are what they are and that's why I'm here. <BR> <BR> Waist: 39 <BR> Hips: 39 <BR> Thighs: 26 <BR> <BR> Day 3 <BR> My diet is going pretty great! The first day was rough because apparently my New Years Meal of Sauerkraut, Pork, and mashed potatoes was not exactly wo... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 13:31:08 EST Looking back at 2011! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4643010 2011 was a HUGE year for me. <BR> <BR> I started a great workout routine <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Then we found out I was pregnant...SUPER! <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I got morning sickness and the smell of the gym made me really sick! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Had my son 9/28/2011--LIGHT OF MY LIFE!!! <BR> <BR> Decided that it was time to turn my health attitude around and get healthy...okay, so I did this with only 5 days left in the year but better late than never right?... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:05:11 EST That moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641332 I had it. You know that moment when you realize that something has to change. <BR> <BR> I had that yesterday. I happened to pass a mirror and was shocked at the image staring back at me. I look in the mirror every day..bathrooms, getting ready, etc., but this image really took me off guard. I don't want that image staring back at me. <BR> <BR> Then last night I mentioned that I really needed to get my weight on track to my sister in law and for the first time in my life, someone did... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:22:07 EST What do Kelly Osbourne, Shape Magazine, and me have in common? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3844987 Like most people my age, I've spent an afternoon or ten watching the Osbournes on MTV and loved every drama filled second of it(guilty pleasure admitted..) and I've seen Kelly Osbourne struggle with her weight through the years but by her attitude, I've always assumed she was one of those strong confident type who really didn't care what the public thought. Let me fix this..I've never thought Kelly was fat, I thought she was normal (aka fat to the celebrity world), she's about the same size... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 08:08:36 EST Healthy Cooking Challenge Step 1. Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3785028 I've been working on the Healthy Cooking Challenge and I'm proud to say I've completed the first step! <BR> 1. Plan Meals for the Week--- Mon: Basket Bingo tonight, Tues: Grilled Salmon with homemade mac n cheese, Wed: Salsa Chicken over brown rice, Thurs: Tacos with steamed veggies, Fri: Heart Healthy Shrimp Gumbo, Sat: PSU game with friends, Sun: Dinner with Inlaws <BR> 2. Make Over Your Kitchen: I actually have a blog and I just redid my entire kitchen. YOu can see it here. So much... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:06:42 EST Been doing okay but not great. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3784664 I've been really bad at keeping these updated. I have been working out. I was crazy busy last week and ashamed to say that I didn't work out but I didn't do horrible on the diet. I have been doing yoga and loving it. Every night when I come home I do it and I feel much calmer..it's my release button from all the stress of the day. I really do need to add in some cardio though. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 08:48:07 EST I hate starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3676311 Especially in cases like this where I feel like I failed. And why did I fail? Because I chose to..like always. <BR> Life comes up unscheduled, unplanned and anything unexpected throws off my plans of working out and that's simply because I choose to only allow this small window of time for working out and being healthy and should something happen in that window, I toss working out out the window. <BR> Being Healthy isn't something I should be allocating a small chunk of my life to, it's ... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:29:58 EST Where I've been.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3632795 I've been preoccupied the past 2 weeks. I've mentioned that we've had alot going on but here we go on exactly what's been going on. <BR> In 2009, I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks, it took us a long time to recover from it physically and were psyched when we found out we were pregnant in May. But then 12 weeks again, I miscarried. Obviously I was devastated but more I wanted answers. My doctor was wonderful and even though there was a chance that my insurance was not going to cover ANY of... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:44:10 EST Exhausted after along week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3589491 Well, Vince and I got a dog and Vince and I have to give away a dog. The story of this last week... <BR> We got our puppy and who would be able to foresee that both of us were so allergic that by the end of the week, neither of us could breath without using inhalers so we had to give her back...needless to say going to the gym was impossible for us. We did walk though..ALOT...but that's okay, you can always jump back on the wagon when you didn't fall off the whole way. Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:41:58 EST No regrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3573202 I just did my nutrition tracker for yesterday and you know what, I'm not sorry. It was absolutely delicious. It was so nice to sit down with Vince and just relax and talk, I had a doctor's appointment right before that was a little emotional so everyone deserves a break. <BR> It just means I really can't slack off the rest of this week with the gym. <BR> <BR> "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as s... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:53:39 EST First weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3566610 It's been a crazy busy weekend that was FULL of food..Friday night was a party with friends, Saturday was a pig roast with family and yesterday was fast food on the run to pick up our new dog which can I just gush for a moment on how absolutely precious and adorable she is! She is so cute..I'm sitting at work right now missing her! She's so quiet right now because it's a new home..although we learned this morning that she likes to howl..hehe. <BR> <BR> Okay, back to health...I was afraid... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:42:40 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3556041 The weekend is finally here! I really need a weekend! I'm beat! <BR> <BR> I'm a little scared goinng into the weekend though..it's for me during the week to stay on target with what I eat because I have a nice routine but when the weekend comes, my routine goes completely out the window. And this weekend we have a party tonight and a party tomorrow night all filled with what I'm sure will be delicious not at all healthy food. Also fitting the gym in this weekend might be a little diffi... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:33:20 EST Today's a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3553926 Today has been a GREAT day! Last night, Vince and I found out we're gonna get the dog that we've been going through a month long adoption process for! She's a beautiful German Shepherd Husky Mix who's 2 years old. We pick her up on Sunday, we're so excited!!!! <BR> Weight wise..I can't lie, I've been stepping on the scale..I KNOW, i CAN'T HELP IT! IT CALLS OUT TO ME! Needless to say, no loss but was I really expecting any? Okay, yes it would have been nice.. <BR> The Gym! Doing gre... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:49:05 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3547918 Day 2 was an emotional day for some reason. I couldn't place where it came from but too many things that have happened to Vince and I as we try to make our family popped up today and just wrecked me emotionally(more details on that another day). Vince tried to convince me that going the gym would make me feel better but all I could think was that I might seriously consider throwing a dumbbell at someone(not what a gym wants out of a new member, hehe) so in the end, I ended up just cooking ... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:59:57 EST Day 1.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3542029 On one hand I hate Day 1, it's the beginning of a journey that I know will be hard... I know the end is so worth it but it's the beginning...and it means me actually doing it.. <BR> On the other hand, beginnings are clean slates...it doesn't matter what's happened in the past, all the counts is what I do from here on. <BR> <BR> Just like my status today,..it's as easy as putting one foot in front of the other...over and over again :-) Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:34:42 EST