HEADDIE36's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEADDIE36 HEADDIE36'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/ I'm back but not fully... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862065 Well, I'm Sparking in spirit at the moment. This week has been CRAZY! Work has been beyond stressful and I'm struggling not to admit I'm getting sick. With all this in mind, it's been a crazy re-start to things but I'm still here and I'm still focused. Just need to take it one day at a time and get over this little bump in the road. Tue, 1 May 2012 21:51:10 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857889 It's been a little over a year but I'm back! It's not that I really should have left in the first place more like life dealt me a whole lot of stuff I needed to get past first before I could focus back on me. Plus the fact that I could seem to get back onto SparkPeople didn't help (computer/login/password issues). <BR> <BR> So where am I now? <BR> <BR> Well, in the last year I moved! I no longer live in Arizona rather Tennessee. I completed my masters degree in Education. I lost my... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:45:13 EST Thank you SparkPeople!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4026665 Last month I posted a blog about my successfully making it to one year without soda! For the last week I have been absolutely inendated by the most wonderful, encouraging responses to that blog. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful I feel for all the well wishes and support I've received but not only that how great it is that my success can be an inspiration to someone else. I think this is what SparkPeople is all about - being part of a larger support system that knows where you'v... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:14:23 EST One Year NO Soda!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3954305 Today marks a very important milestone in my life that at times I wasn't sure I was going to make it to but I am so glad that I did! Today marks one year since my last drink of soda!!! <BR> <BR> From the time I was a child, soda was pretty much the only thing I drank. I occcassionally would go through spurts where I would drink a glass or two of water a day or maybe even a glass of juice but it was always soda. Breakfast - soda. Mid-morning - soda. Lunch - soda. You get the picture. ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:49:08 EST Getting my groove back after being sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3938513 Last week marked my One Year Sparkiversary!!! Whoo Hoo!!! Of course there was no celebrating to be had here as I spent the entire week buried in sickness. However, today, for the first time in over a week, I feel like a real human being again. Whoo Hoo! To celebrate I exercised for a whopping 40 minutes today on the Wii! And if I can get some homework done tonight I'll even pop back on afterwards. <BR> <BR> For Christmas my mom and dad got a Wii and we've been trying to get them inte... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:03:22 EST Back to work... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885235 After two wonderful weeks off, I went back to work today and it wasn't terrible. The best part was that everyone, except me as I forgot, brought in goodies to eat/share this morning. The tables in my office were covered in food. Cakes, pastries, chocolate. All kinds of yummy stuff! Well, I had none! Actually, after I went out to Subway for lunch I came back and had two oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I think all things considered that was pretty darn good! I even drank all my water. ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:52:26 EST Off to a great re-start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879958 I'm feeling so great today. Got up, exercised on the Wii for 15 minutes, logged my breakfast here on SparkPeople, and have already drank 2 glasses of water and it's only 9am! It's amazing how clearly I can think and see things today. I had time to binge on junk food (2 weeks worth) and all through it I knew today would be the day and I'm great with it. It's amazing how much I have learned about my thinking and myh habits over the last year. I'm ready to go for it now! <BR> <BR> My goa... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:16:27 EST My Goal Day and all I have achieved! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3873998 On January 11, 2010 I joined SparkPeople. Unfortunately, joining at that point really didn't mean a whole lot until I made up my mind that I wanted to make a change. That decision happened on January 23, which is also coincidentally the last time I drank soda (yeah, me!). Beginning on January 24 I set my goals and get busy! <BR> <BR> It's been nearly a year and today was my goal day - December 31, 2010 - my birthday. <BR> <BR> I didn't reach my goal. This has been something I have r... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:35:39 EST Looking forward to October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3685405 September was not a good month for me. Not so much as far as weightloss (even though that was pretty minimal) more in regards for personal stress and familial issues. But today is October 1 and after a two week break from SparkPeople I'm back and ready to get moving again. <BR> <BR> I'm very much looking forward to what October brings for me. I'm hopeful that our heat will at some point disapate. Yesterday, September 30 the temps were still up over 100. But if maybe we could get down ... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 17:41:14 EST Really Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3617710 In many ways I'm doing really great. I mean I'm back to eating well and such but personally, I'm a wreck. Right now I'm struggling with some pretty serious depression and it's affecting me in so many ways. For the most part I feel like I can't, and don't want to, move. I don't care. But the stupid thing is that I do. My weight is stalled again and I'm not doing anything about it. My goal date is looming and it's not going to happen and I'll have no one to blame but me. Yet, when it c... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 08:50:50 EST Supplements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3602306 After coming back from summer break, two teachers I work with were remarkably thinner than they were in May. Both claimed losing over 35 pounds since May. I was in awe. I mean it took me 6 months to lose 35 pounds and here they did it in 2-3 months. What was their secret? Weightloss supplements. <BR> <BR> They are both seeing different weightloss doctors who are prescribing them supplements to take off the weight. One I know is taking HCG. The other only eats cottage cheese and drin... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:34:38 EST I'm back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3597810 Summer is over, school is back in session and just like I needed, everything has fallen right back into place! <BR> <BR> I can happily announce that I am once again, finally, losing weight! I'm down a pound and a half and I couldn't be happier!!! <BR> <BR> I miss my summer, being at home with the kids, but it sure is easier to be consistent when I'm teaching. I finally feel in control for the first time in months. My self-esteem is creeping back up there. I have 22.5 pounds to go an... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 19:08:16 EST Today was a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3567167 Today was a good day and for no reason in particular but I felt good. <BR> <BR> I exercised this morning and am finally starting to feel myself getting my groove back. Summer is over, I'm back to work, and I'm ready to take charge once again. YEAH!!! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:06:34 EST Finding Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3562382 On January 11 of this year I finally decided it was time to make a change in my life and I needed to do something as I'd been doing nothing. At the time I weighed in at approximately 195 pounds. Despite that decision I didn't really get started until January 24. <BR> <BR> My big vise had always been soda. Starting in childhood that was my primary beverage. As an adult, that's all I drank. Rarely would I drink water and if I did it was in very limited quantities. But on the afternoon ... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:15:05 EST My Self Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3499652 Yesterday I took my daughters out school shopping and while I sat in the dressing room waiting while my 9 year old switched outfits I couldn't help but see myself sitting there in the full length dressing room mirror. Unfortunately the sight I saw wasn't a happy or positive one. My first reaction was "My God, I'm fat." I've lost 35 pounds, am only 10 pounds away from my "healthy weight" yet I still see myself as fat. And honestly, I am. I remember when I did weigh 130-135 pounds, even th... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:17:18 EST August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3494977 Okay, first thing's first. I need to be honest - summer sucked! BUT That said, I know why (because of me) and how to change it (ME again!). So in keeping with my committment to get back on track and reach my ultimate goals, I need to set some mini goals for the month of August so here they go: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise daily for minimum of 30 mintues/day <BR> 2. Log food and water <BR> 3. Make healthy food choices <BR> 4. Drink lots of water <BR> 5. Get my weight down to 155 by the end o... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:25:27 EST Yesterday was a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3464288 I am so proud of myself. I committed myself to making the right choices yesterday and I did it and I felt great about it! <BR> <BR> I planned and logged all of my food. I exercised!!! And drank 10 glasses of water!!! And honestly today I don't care what the scale says because I know I did good and that's all that matters. As for today, I can't wait to make it another great one! <BR> <BR> Nothing like falling off the wagon to revitalize a person! Sat, 24 Jul 2010 09:22:49 EST Picking myself back up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3461694 I've blogged a lot this summer about how I haven't been following through and how I need to get going again and basically what I've done is fallen into that same old trap I've always gone into before of making excuses, saying I'm gonna do it and then not. But I didn't lose 35 pounds by sitting around on my butt. I've come to far to blow it all now yet I am. I'm screwing it up and I'm tired of feeling sorry for myself about it. <BR> <BR> This morning I started my day with a glass of wate... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 11:35:32 EST 6 Month Sparkaversary!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3421151 Today marks six months since I joined SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> In the last month the changes that have been made in my life are far more significant than my 34 pound weight loss. <BR> <BR> I have energy, I feel good about myself, I believe in myself. I know that my goals will be achieved. Thank you SparkPeople for helping and guiding me as I created my own success for now and in the future!!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Jul 2010 19:07:02 EST Today was a wonderful day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3415798 Today I had lunch with my best friend who I haven't seen since just before I started my lifestyle change and SparkPeople in January. When I saw her last I was weighing just over 195 pounds. This morning I weighed in at 161!!! <BR> <BR> She knew I had been losing weight but not how much and boy was she impressed! All through lunch she kept randomly commenting on how great I looked and how proud of me she was. It was a great feeling. Plus, I went ahead and bought myself a new outfit - n... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 20:30:55 EST 4 Pant Sizes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3402520 When I started this whole thing back in January I was wearing size 18 pants and 1-2X shirts. Lately I've been mostly wearing size 14 shorts/pants (and a few size 12s that I had in my closet) and XL shirts. Well, today I had some time to kill and decided to do an experiement. I was at Sears and decided to try on some clothes to see what size I really am. So I started with size 12. My mom was with me and thought they didn't quite look right so she brought me some size 10s and low and behol... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 00:14:25 EST The Scale Moved!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3397928 Okay, so it was only a pound but it is the lowest I've been yet and the first move in weeks. I've definitely stepped up my game and am in control of my choices and it's paying off! Whoo hoo!!! Doing the happy dance! Sun, 4 Jul 2010 12:35:22 EST I can do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3392559 So, June wasn't so hot but July is gonna ROCK! I feel good, I feel confident, and I believe in me! I can do it!!! <BR> <BR> My plan: <BR> <BR> AM workout - Wii Fit & Cardio Boxing <BR> PM workout - ea Active <BR> Eat WELL!!! (Going to the store today to buy good food/snacks and such) <BR> Drink LOTS of water! <BR> Get rest and LOSE WEIGHT!!! <BR> <BR> That's it. I can do it!!! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 11:01:35 EST Not real happy with June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3367954 I started the month strong but everything has fizzled. I'm still maintaining my weight and will probably end the month a few pounds down but this has by far been the hardest month yet. Not only has being home thrown a wrench into things it has also been a month of high stress. For example, yesterday not only did my Wii break (my workout buddy) but my computer crashed!!! (currently borrowing one) In any count I'm not giving up or giving in. So it hasn't been a good month. Today still of... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 19:08:48 EST Feeling better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3349944 While yesterday wasn’t necessarily a better day for me I do feel better. <BR> <BR> No, I didn’t exercise. I attempted but when I was called a “passive cow” by a family member I quit in tears. (I think stress has a lot to do with many of the choices I’m making right now.) <BR> <BR> My eating choices weren’t bad but weren’t great either. <BR> <BR> The thing that made it okay was that I was at Target and saw a teacher from one of my schools. She smiled, said hello, and told me how great ... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:56:08 EST Being home is not a good thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3347203 I had these wonderful grand plans for June and everything started off well but has now fizzled out. I'm frustrated and upset because I know I'm the one in control of what's happening. <BR> <BR> August through May my schedule is set. I'm a teacher. It's normal, there's routine. June and July, I'm home for the summer with my daughters and, well, forget the routine and normalacy. Where before my body knew what time to eat at and when I was and wasn't hungry. Even when I could and couldn... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:45:31 EST Not a good food day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3298919 So far June has started well but today wasn't the best. <BR> <BR> I only exercised for 12 minutes on the Wii this morning before the batteries in my balance board died and I quit. I did manage a 2.4 mile walk this evening. But those were my highlights. <BR> <BR> I started the day well with my half bagel and juice but by lunchtime I was craving chips and salsa. So I had some baked tostitos and salsa for lunch. I guess the salsa counts a veggies? Then mid-afternoon I had a 100 calorie ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 00:53:18 EST June Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3287866 While I've met my initial goal of being down 30 pounds by June 1 and I have been doing well, I need to get myself back on track! For example, over the last month or two I've stopped tracking my food. Even though I know I'm eating well and making good food choices, I think I need to go back to tracking again. <BR> <BR> So here are my goals for June: <BR> <BR> Restart 30 day Challenge on EA Active for Wii. While exercising I've been doing only cardio and no strength training and this pro... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:52:50 EST Half Way There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3284243 I'm officially halfway to my goal! I have now lost 30.5 pounds and have 29.5 to go in only 4-1/2 months! I feel confident at this point that I will reach my goal by my next birthday in December. <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 May 2010 08:46:25 EST Stuck again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3265633 There seems to be a trend for me right now of being stuck. I've now been at 166 pounds for two weeks. That was after another 2 week plateau. I'm so frustrated because the scale just won't move. My short term goal is to be at 165 - 30 pounds lost and half way to my ultimate goal, yet I just can't seem to get there and I've been soooo good!!! <BR> <BR> I've totally stepped up my walking (last week did 8.5 miles and in two days this week I've walked almost 5) plus I'm still doing my regul... Tue, 25 May 2010 09:03:56 EST Still Plugging Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3233687 So I'm still struggling with motivation and keeping myself moving but I'm still making progress. Little by little it is happening. <BR> <BR> Two big things happened this week: <BR> <BR> 1. Two people noticed I'd been losing weight. That now brings the total to 3 people in 4 months. But it was really cool because they were two different people who within one week noticed. It made me feel good because I still can't see it. <BR> <BR> 2. I realized that I've truly transitioned into a... Sat, 15 May 2010 22:39:04 EST Getting past the plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3182343 For the past three weeks now I’ve essentially been stuck which has made me very down and started an ugly cycle of me not giving it my all. The key here is that my plateau was my fault. I chose do splurge on a few food items. I chose to cut back on my exercising. I chose to stop logging my food and journaling about my days. All this led to my being stuck. BUT instead of letting it get me down I’m getting back up and taking control again. I did it before so I know what to do and it’s wor... Sat, 1 May 2010 12:31:28 EST Time to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3169540 So the last couple weeks haven't been great for me. Time has definitely not been on my side. I decided last week that I would just muddle through the best that I could and get myself back on track this week. I chose to wait because I took a mini-vacation over the weekend to San Diego and Sea World. I went with a friend and our Girl Scout Troop. My friend was really impressed at how well I did. Yes, I splurged. On Sunday afternoon I had a slice of cheesecake. But I drank only water, sk... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:35:07 EST Not the best food day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3121093 Today's eating didn't go so well. <BR> <BR> First, I went to lunch with some co-workers to a Mexican restaurant. The choices weren't fantastic but I settled on a chicken wrap with a side of fries. <BR> <BR> Next, today is my hubby's b-day so I made him a special dinner - roast, baked potatoes, green beans. Not too bad. I kept my portions small. <BR> <BR> Last, cake! Hubby's bday and the girls had to get daddy a cake. They wanted to bake one but I didn't want a whole cake in the ... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:58:04 EST Boredom = Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3116947 Today was exceedingly long and a bit food challenging. <BR> <BR> This week schools are doing the state testing which means specialists like me don't have a whole lot to do. Instead of teaching I spent the day planning and such. The only problem was that I was realitively bored and for me boredom leads to food consumption. By 11 am I had already eaten breakfast, both my snacks, and my lunch! Hello, not okay! I spent much of my afternoon drinking water and chewing gum to kill the time. ... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 00:21:27 EST 3 months and counting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3108006 Today was my 3 month anniversary since I joined SparkPeople. I'm still in awe over all the the positive changes that I've brought into my life since being sparked. <BR> <BR> As of today, I have lost 23 pounds. I now exercise and enjoy it! I drink only water versus only Pepsi before. I'm down two pant sizes. I feel good about myself and believe in myself. I have more energy. I am also learning how to slow down and smell the roses, or enjoy the little things in life. I could go on an... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:29:56 EST Hmm...Does it show? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3104047 So today I went out running errands with my mom. I mentioned that I'm now at 22 pounds lost and she was like WOW! Totally impressed and proud of me but then I asked if it showed. Her answer, no. <BR> <BR> Now, my mom is this super intelligent wonderful person who isn't going to lie to me or whatever. She was being honest and I appreciate that. I know I don't see it either. I know yes, I'm down two pant sizes but really, you can't tell. One reason I think is because I'm very top heav... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 20:55:05 EST 2nd night in a row - no exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3101567 Tonight I am exhausted. I feel mentally and physically exhausted. Because of how I feel I've decided to skip my evening workout. That said, I do have guilt for my decision as it is the second night in a row I opted to skip it. <BR> <BR> Last night I got home about 8pm, after leaving the house at 7am, and was simply exhausted. I decided a little extra sleep would be better than exercising and went to bed earlier than usual. <BR> <BR> Tonight, I was all geared up and ready to go (got m... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:00:11 EST Thinking about changing weigh in day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3097889 I've noticed that by Thursday or Friday I'm doing really well on the scale and then the weekend hits and by Sunday's weigh in I'm weighing 1-2 pounds more than I was a couple days earlier. While I'm still losing it feels better having 2-3 pound loss than 1-2. So I'm thinking about switching my weigh in day to a day when I know the scale is going to be good to me. Its almost like I need that little self-esteem boost to keep me going, even though yes I know it's going to continue to fluxuate... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:41:54 EST Clothes Troubles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3089603 So I've blogged recently about my rediscovering a whole lotta clothes in my closet. I mean I am officially down two pant sizes yet I still keep choosing the larger sizes. My thinking is for comfort yet when I walk around all day at work I feel frumpy in my baggie clothes. So which is better? Comfort or frumpy? <BR> <BR> I'd like to say comfort but at the same time frumpy makes me not feel so good about myself. When I'm in the baggie clothes and look in the mirror I feel fat. I do fee... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 00:58:10 EST Back to work tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3084168 Today is the last day of my "Spring Break" as I head back to work tomorrow. While generally I'm not looking forward to going back as my break wasn't all that restful I am looking forward to one element - normalacy/routine. I find that I am far more consistent with my eating and water intake when I'm working. My body is adjusted to when to eat and how much but when I'm at home forget it. Spring break was especially difficult this time as my father has been in the hospital since Friday and ... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:26:31 EST I guess I lost a pound... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3080299 I'm presently down a pound from last Sunday, my weigh in day. Unfortunately I'm not really celebrating. On Tuesday I weighed in at 2 pounds down, Wednesday 2.5 and then I held there until this morning when I was suddenly up 1.5 pounds. I know weight fluxuates a lot day to day, even hour by hour, but I was really celebrating that lose because it meant that I'd hit 20 pounds! But I held off truly celebrating till today, my weigh in day, and alas no celebration here. So here's hoping for ne... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 22:23:03 EST Bored with EA Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3076397 About a week and a half ago I finished my first 30 day challenge on EA Active. While sickness and a crazy schedule kept me from completing it in 30 days, I stil finished. I promptly started a new 30 day challenge but I upped the intensity to medium. I'm keeping up okay but I've discovered that I'm bored with it. It's not fun to be anymore. It seems more like exercise. <BR> <BR> Being someone who has never enjoyed exercise, I need to be doing things that are interactive and, well, fun... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 14:46:18 EST Not the best day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3071199 Today I kinda forgot all my changes. Nothing bad but nothing great. I started good with a decent breakfast and 20 minutes on the Wii but then by lunch I decided to indulge in a bowl of Kraft Mac & Cheese with my 9 year old. Then stopped by my parent's house where I ate a smallish plate of spaghetti. Of course, that didn't fill me up much so when my hubby brought home tacos - I ate 3. UGH! Didn't get out for my walk - weather here is kinda yucky today. So today wasn't the greatest. Tom... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:43:03 EST Took time to smell the flowers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3063291 Tonight's walk was so nice. Usually my 9 year old daughter comes along but tonight she stayed home and it was just me and my dogs and I can't tell you how nice it was. As I was walking I could smell all the spring flowers blooming and feel the gentle breezes against my face. It was so nice to just enjoy my walk. Great way to wind down the day. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 23:39:19 EST I hurt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3059064 For the first time in a couple weeks my muscles ache! <BR> <BR> Yesteday because it was so busy I only did 45 minutes on the Wii, skipping my walk and my EA Active workout. Well, I think I more than made up for it today or at least my body feels like it. <BR> <BR> Did my usual 15 mintues this morning before work. Then after I came home and popped dinner in the oven I went for a 2.36 mile walk and just now finished my EA Active workout and OMG I hurt so bad!!! I just upped the EA Activ... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:47:51 EST Sunday is my "off" day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3053817 So I decided that since Sunday is my weigh-in day that it would also be my more relaxed day. Meaning that I get to have a treat today. And boy did I need it today - spent a whole lotta time planning and then carrying out a park day for my Girl Scout Troop. So, when I got home I splurged on an ice cream from the ice cream truck this afternoon. Yum! But I've worked hard and I think it's important not to deprive myself of everything. I'm learning portion control and how to say no to other ... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 20:18:39 EST Having a blast in my closet!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3050808 So today I discovered that I am officially down one more pant size!!! Whoo Hooo!!! So I decided to browse through my closet. Well, actually I attacked it! Now I have a pretty big closet filled with a lot of clothes that don't fit. Or so I thought until I started trying on things (ended up trying on everything - 3 hours worth!). It seems, that everything in my closet either fits or is too big!!!! Some of the things I pulled out I hadn't worn in 3+ years!!! <BR> <BR> My husband was so... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:20:04 EST Pushing myself a little bit harder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3048044 I've finally had a good week where I was on track with my exercise and got it done! This week I finished my 30 day challenge and started a new one on the medium level. Yikes it's kicking my butt but in a good way! Plus I walked every night this week and even managed to get it up to 2 miles tonight! Feeling so good about that one. I really feel like I'm in charge and in control. Loving it! Fri, 26 Mar 2010 23:20:32 EST The Problem with Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3043628 I've slowly noticed over the last couple weeks that I'm not drinking as much water during the day as I had been. I'm still getting in my 8+ glasses a day but not like I was and I've realized why. When I drink that much water I spend WAY too much time in the restroom. Being a teacher, this is a challenge. Fortunately I work with small groups of kids so in between groups I'm literally sprinting to the restroom. But it's hard being only 30 minutes into a 90 minute group and being in so much... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:23:00 EST