HEALTHYLADY12's SparkPeople Blog HEALTHYLADY12's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Determination Im determine to love my decisions. Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:21:24 EST Im Back and With Passion <img src=""> <BR> Im back and with passion. I made some good m ilestones and I took two steps backwards. Today I worked out at the Gym. I stayed focused on my form and took my time. I made some healthy choices and had a healthy treat. Hopfully I will sleep well tonight. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:01:33 EST “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Words im attempting to live by. I havnt been on SparkPeople. I have been dealing with so much self awareness. Its scarey but good. <BR> I have been at a crossroads where i want to change careers. This means taking classes and not working for awhile. A huge sacrifice yes. <BR> Reflecting on how my negative thinking kills who I am. I slowly disappear when I do this. I had enough. I use to be tough and not let anybody knock me down. However, I grew mushy and cared too much. Lately... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:13:00 EST A Positive Week I had a great week. I lost 3.7 at my Weight Watcher's meeting. It was a positive meeting with very nice members. Im focusing on eating a lot of healthy items leaving me hardly and room to snack badly. Despite my harsh feelings about not running like a professional runner :/, one of my pics was used on the SF Marathon race day highlights and the photographers site. Im truely blessed this week. <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:34:16 EST A Half Marathon Lesson From SF Today, is another great lesson learned in life. Love yourself no matter what wall you hit. Count the miles you covered not the ones you lost. Today was my second year running The Wipro San Francisco Marathon. I ran the second half. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I enlisted my SD to run her first 5k. She did great. Last year, I ran the first half that covered more of downtown SF, the tourist areas, Fort Mason, GG bridge to Gol... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:45:30 EST “I’ve the power to overcome any obstacle that stands in my way.” Another blogger suggested that I start with one goal at a time. So since I am off until the end of August I would like to go with weight loss. With weightloss, my barriers are my emotions and work. At work people are constantly leaving crap or good crap in the teachers lounge or in our classroom. My job situation is stressful so the food is a sad crutch. The same goes with home. If I feel stressed or lonely there is food. I run a lot and its sad that I dont show anything for it :( My friend s... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:13:33 EST I can achieve anything I want, as long as I set my heart to it This is a self affirmation found on a website called Personel Excellence. I want so much. I would love to have my own wellness coaching buisness, lose weight and finish college. What stops me? Two things : fear of change and just plain fear. Change scares me, change brings on the new. Im more afraid of the new or at least I molded my thinking into thinking that. In the past my version of change and brand new living always came from sadness and sad events. My mothers death changed me. A... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:49:22 EST random event chosen The race yesterday gave me an itch to race the SF Second Half Marathon. The First Half Marathon covers all the piers, crissy field and the bridge. Very pretty: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This year I signed up for a challange so I will be doing the Second Half which runs through Haight/Asberry, Mission and Embarcadero: I will recieve a finishers medel and a second medal for doing both runs year after year. Very Cool: <BR... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:50:39 EST A New Perspective on Running The town I live in put on a half marathon/5k today. Many people asked if I was going to run this half because it is in my hometown. I decided to volunteer instead. Its more conveinet to walk to and volunteer. In addition, I can feel the energy. <BR> I felt very disappointed in the volunteer coordinator because she seem to lack appreciation for volunteers. She did not seem happy. I feel even though the event may seem stressful its nice to represent a sports company with a healthy happy ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:11:54 EST Getting Closer with My Goals For the last two years I keep telling myself I want to do yoga. So, I will do a few yoga classes from the TV. I like yoga on tv but i feel I would get more out of the actual yoga classes. Last night I took a yoga class. The studio is 5 mins walking distance. I took a restorative yoga class. I noticed how my mind constantly trailed off. I am trying to be mindful in general such as with eating and plain living. I definetly left feeling relaxed. However, I felt more happy that I was bei... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:32:54 EST The Milage that Passes So many things have gotten me stressed out the last two months. I think its to the point where I feel a little depressed. I dont like this and I try my hardest to get out of the funk. I guess all I have to do is ride with it and allow it but then try to get my self in tact. One exercise that has made me very happy and peaceful is running. <BR> <BR> I know I should slowly build up but I covered some milage this week only because I wanted to try it. My body feels great. Of course my feet... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:09:45 EST The Woes of the Scale One of my high school friends on Facebook was talking about an issue with young girls, the scale. That teenage girls are upset about what their scale is saying. In school my friend was a cheerleader and a avid dancer. Now, she teaches dance and does cross fit. She said how much she weighed which is overweight. She said even though she is overweight she feels great because she takes care of her body working out. She said "life is too short". <BR> <BR> I agree and I dont agree. Life is to... Mon, 26 May 2014 13:20:06 EST Beating My PR I missed three weeks of training because I was either sick or worried other health concerns. I told myself I am not going to give up on my Oakland Half Marathon run. People at my worked asked if I was running it. I said I was prob going to walk some because of my lack of training. This one worker said, yea you dont look like you feel good. That made me work harder. I read articles on negative self talk. Negative self talk killed my other PR. This race had a no headphone policy. That ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:13:54 EST It Takes Something Dark to See the Light In order to see the light you must be in the dark. My dieting has been in the dark lately. My health has been in question lately as well. However, I got a mammogram and I am cleared on that. I found out I have arthritis in one of my toes. I found out because I injured my foot at work and had an x-ray. Who knows what the other foot looks like. My dad has rheumatoid arthritis. My feet is my form of transportation. <BR> I had a chafed breast from running and it did not go away after a few... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 22:45:17 EST Salutations Today, my check deposited into the bank and I enrolled in a yoga basics class. I am finally doing it. The yoga center is only a few blocks down from my house. I am taking Yoga 101 and it gives 3 yoga passes to try out their classes. I love yoga but I always feel like I am doing it wrong. I addition, I like being with a group. Being a mother, Its hard to get to a group class on a time that we both agree with it. Meaning the class time and my mommy busy time. I love running but I have a ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:59:07 EST Determination I am going to be the runner that loses weight while training. I'm not going to lose a lot because it not that healthy to cut out healthy carbs while running. I started today 20 of flexability. In the middle of the day I did 23 minutes of glute work. In an hour and a half I am going on a 7 mile long run. I will follow with a 15 min stretch. At night I want to get my mind ready for the runs. I want to start doing meditation to calm my verrrrry active mind down. Im determined and will do it... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:32:59 EST Some Motivation I was watching the show about 600 and up people. I dont remember the name. However, this one lady had a husband that did not back her surgery up or her weight loss because he like obese women. However, she was still determine to lose weight. I liked her motivation. I seen her focus on looking at low calorie and high protein foods. I like that. Im going to start following a strict calculation of my daily needs. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:28:19 EST New Shoes I over pronate when I run. I got some new orthotics approved through my insurance. They were expensive. They hurt my body real bad. I bought some shoes for overpronation and they work way better. I'm very happy my runs are a lot more pain free now. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:55:56 EST Lights Out I am going to follow the advice of turning out the lights in the kitchen after nine. I hope this helps my night time binging. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:46:17 EST Measurements according to Modcloth, my measurements are a 1x..time to change Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:56:11 EST Measurements according to Modcloth, my measurements are a 1x..time to change Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:56:11 EST How Running Has Helped Me. Over 10 years ago, my aerobics teacher had us run near a lake. I hated it. I hated running. I thought "this is not step aerobics." Then 4 years ago, I had a supervisor told me to just jump in and conqueor my fears. I decided to tackle running. <BR> Every time I accomplished another minute of running I felt I met a goal but conquered my fear of low self esteem. My dad said "you cant run 5 miles" then that's what I did, I conquered 5 miles. With many years of low self esteem, it feels goo... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:20:54 EST My outlook on how society sees over weight people One lady on a social media site banned her article because of her "No excuse" for being over weight article. However, she did did battle a lot of inner personal conflicts and won some of the fight. However, I told her not every one has the quick success. However, she does share good points and blogs. But as a represented of social media its nice to see both sides. <BR> <BR> <BR> Maria, <BR> <BR> I like to joke that that I am a fatty patty. That is how I joke with my issue of being overw... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:10:35 EST Forgivness As I shake my head in frustration of not completing my goals, I ask myself "why can't I do this? Why did my last PR suck? or why do I gain weight instead of losing it? Every month I set goals and bomb them. Why? Maybe because I don't believe in myself. My friend told me, be easy on yourself, its a process. <BR> I think I am very unforgiving of myself. I look at my weight and think "How could I let myself go and lose control?" Or when I run a half and think "this is sooooo hard I cannot d... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:45:34 EST Dusting Off My Blog I have not been on this in awhile. I have been in a funk for a few weeks. I went back to work, working as a para educator in a special needs classroom. I had so much fun with my two year old. The working mom guilt kicked in :( <BR> <BR> I am training for the Malibu International Marathon. I am actually doing the half part though. I do a 10k on Oct 19th at Golden Gate Fields Horse race. I have taken care of my Plantar Facitus. I had gotten inserts specially made. They are so annoyin... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:02:32 EST No weight loss lately :( . Maybe if I chase my stress away with meditation and yoga movement I can destress. I think weight gain stems from stress. Whats weird is I have some stress but I'm more stressed out trying to improve myself. Strange huh. Next week I start back my toxic environment of work. Im trying to add more yoga into my lifestyle. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:08:39 EST Courage Change is hard. I figured that with my emotional eating past eight. I bombed that last week. I found a behavior that I did. I blamed PMS. Now I realized that I will take care of my body before pms. I will sleep better and not take so much caffeine in. I would like to say I got sideswiped and I did, however, I do not want to keep using this excuse. I have this therapist that I used for my anxiety. My anxiety got worse after my mother died. I hate change. However, I past supervisor taugh... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 16:36:07 EST OK Heres My Opinion<BR>_news_detail.asp?health_day=678920 <BR> <BR> Ok so here it goes. Everyone likes to narrow in on US and Obesity. Lets fix this problem its an epidemic they say. Lets allll blame the Americans. In my opinion we have to work so hard and long hours to make ends meat. This can lead to burn out or catching up with sleep or rest or lack of sleep. We are so tired that we go to foods that boost our energy up quick because we are trying to keep up all th... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:33:07 EST O Lucky 8 Ball Ok if your like me, when you have a bowl full of fortune cookies don't you go through all of them until you find the fortune you want? or shake the 8 ball to get the response you want. I guess that is how crazy I get with weighing myself I weigh myself until I get a number I want. Well i do not get much luck. I guess depending on your sodium or the weight of food you eat can add a pound or few on the scale. In addition, if you do not drink enough water you are left bloated. I wish I can... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:05:35 EST Day five For a few nights I have been eating a few handfuls of blueberries. I am proud. I feel like im building trust with myself. I know that I can count on not adding a load of calories in my mind. Next week I want to cover sodium and then sugar. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:56:41 EST Day 4 of no eating at night I did it. I felt hungrey but did not cave in. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 09:43:45 EST Woot Woot I did not do to well on my Night time eating on Sat night. However, last night Woot Woot. I did it. I did not wake up to go eat. I thought about it and said "go back to sleep" YEA. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:34:45 EST Day One Last night I followed the advice from my therepist. I cut up bell peppers and stuck an apple in the fridge so I know that if im going to night time eat that its healthy. I usually eat crackers, I butter things, breads and anything carby. I would eat a lot too. Last night I ate some peppers and an apple. However in the middle of the night I a few crackers and some ranch. It is a lllot better then what I eat. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:54:36 EST Binge Eating/Emotional Eating Sensitivity I have been doing some research and discovery on my eating habits. I do get tired of doing all this exercising but not losing the weight. <BR> I got myself into some habits. I do not want to label it "bad" because it is food. So I take something like toast and want that every night. If I'm stressed ill eat more. I relate the food as part of my structure to winding down. I took a behavior of eating past nine and eating a lot of food and turned it into a habit. <BR> I looked online for way... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:43:23 EST My 10k A lot of runners said that the San Francisco Race was hard because of the hills. I found today's 10k hard. It was a trail run in Pinole, CA. They had a few runs at different milages going at the same time. That left it confusing. There were many steep hills. Then there was a steep hill going down and on the left was a drop to the bay. It totally freaked me out. People at this race were chill and it was organized. The swag was not so bad either. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 01:43:20 EST Im a work in progress and im proud For someone who dosnt like change, I feel when your a work in progress, you expereince life. What would happend if you got everything you want? You can't grow into a great person without challenges. Because when you fall and meet the challenge your ready to help others. <BR> <BR> A blogger from facebook wrote some things about her self. So here are 20 things about me. <BR> <BR> 1. Forgiveness is hard for me. <BR> 2. I found the Catholic church by myself, not forced. <BR> 3. I work with the ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 02:22:15 EST Im a work in progress and im proud For someone who dosnt like change, I feel when your a work in progress, you expereince life. What would happend if you got everything you want? You can't grow into a great person without challenges. Because when you fall and meet the challenge your ready to help others. <BR> <BR> A blogger from facebook wrote some things about her self. So here are 20 things about me. <BR> <BR> 1. Forgiveness is hard for me. <BR> 2. I found the Catholic church by myself, not forced. <BR> 3. I work with the ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 02:22:05 EST Im a work in progress and im proud For someone who dosnt like change, I feel when your a work in progress, you expereince life. What would happend if you got everything you want? You can't grow into a great person without challenges. Because when you fall and meet the challenge your ready to help others. <BR> <BR> A blogger from facebook wrote some things about her self. So here are 20 things about me. <BR> <BR> 1. Forgiveness is hard for me. <BR> 2. I found the Catholic church by myself, not forced. <BR> 3. I work with the ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 02:22:00 EST It starts today I want to teach myself a valuble tool of portion control. I bought five boxes of Weight Watcher's <BR> dinners. I want to stand tall and say I will lose some weight for sure. <BR> <BR> As exercise goes, I might have to do a few cross training sessions because I have the Placiar foot pain thing. I think it is cool that they have this website for sports injuries. They have great sights to teach you exercises to help ease the pain. Doing different leg, back and core exercises does wonders t... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:44:53 EST Im Just Going to Do It With Out Thinking Alright, I always move onto the next level when I complete the last. I want to sign up for the Santa Barbara Marathon. I still want to run a few halfs to get my running down. Im thinking a little in the terms:I will clear it with my doctor first. But, I will start the training plan now. Just in time for a twenty week plan. They have a plan written out this month's runners magazine. I love running and a few of you runners who support my blogs inspire me everyday. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:54:40 EST I Conquered This Awesome Land mark I ran back and fourth this bridge yesterday. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:14:22 EST I did it!!! I ran my first half. Today, was such a pretty day. I ran my first half marathon in San Francisco! My time was 2 hours and 50 mins. I wish I can have an actual time. The electronic device did not record my time. That was a bummer. One of the major highlights was running across the Golden Gate Bridge(no fog!!). That and I tackled all the major hills. Two no nos I did was I tried beet juice which made me sick from last night. The other is I gulped water down and it gave me a bad side stich so I had to walk ... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:12:38 EST Two More Days and Im Way toooo excited I felt a little bummed when I gone to work with a sore luck. Im drinking tons of oj , lemon water, and plain ol h20. Hopfully its just allergies. I went to my first running expo. I brought enough money to by this kale/chia squeeze , its yummy. I already bought two G2 gels this week, so I didnt buy any at the expo although they are cheaper. Vanilla and peanut butter are my faves. If you go to these running expos what do you like? What is getting me super motivated is they are... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:55:14 EST Home Stretch Its two weeks until my first Half Marathon. I am getting nervous. So, to cure my nervousness I did some stretches. Im in lets get fit, fit and fitter mood. I read that often when people train they can gain weight. I gained about five pounds. So In the next two weeks I want to lose 4 pounds. Yes I am a little disappointed that I did not lose weight but I do feel my legs and arms are conditioned. As the time gets better I start getting reall goal oriented towards the big day. I love th... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 12:54:04 EST OMGoodness a Reflection I am going to admit I suck at the eating part of losing weight. This is something that i struggle with. When did I get to this place, most of all why? Ok, I have had life stressors. Now, I think "Ok, this is getting old, now its an excuse. I love to eat. I celebrate with food. Sometimes thats ok and others its not. I love the weight watchers way of banking your food privillage. I stress eat, I stress eat, I stress eat. I dont want to do this anymore. I would looooove to be mindfull of... Mon, 27 May 2013 01:54:49 EST Changes and Molding Around When it comes to running it takes a lot of strategic planning and quick changing. One day I may have a headache or the next day I may of only slept two hours. Sometimes we have to change our running schedule based on family or work needs. Sure I may grunt about it but thats the controlling side of my coin. <BR> Im learning more and more every day and sometimes it comes in different forms I can't control everything. I had pms and I was huffing and puffing at my husband (it really wasnt hi... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:30:13 EST Why Running How did I get into running? When I was in grade school, I was not lazy. I played hard and I played all kinds of sports (non competitive). Then high school I fell in a funk but I dug myself out of it. I chose walking. I was dedicated. I would walk two times a day and for an hour. I lost a lot weight that I gained. After highschool, I fell into a depression, perhaps because of transitioning into adult hood. <BR> In college, I took a P.E. Class that pulled me out of my once again funk. ... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:35:02 EST Spring Break Today was the first day of my spring break. My tot and I were looking at the rain showering out the window. I was like "this figures". However, the rain stopped and I took my son for a walk. My 15 year old neice came over so we can try a yoga class a few blocks away. No one showed up for the class. So my neice and I sat outside a garden cafe and sipped our coffees. My husband got my son down for a nap. So I decided to do a yoga tape and it was nice. Even though I made poor food choices ... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 02:53:16 EST Running Pants are Not Lounge Pants I think I gained weight but that didnt stop me from buying these GapFIT compression pants. I wanted these pants for three months. I say "Oh when I lose this or when I lose that" <BR> I am glad I bought them because it helps me feel in touch with the running world. That and im training for a half marathon that is in mid June. Its a big SF Marathon/half/10k. It sounds so cool they are having 4 in the morning breakfast at this restuarant in the city. I am sooo going to do this and sociali... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:50:24 EST YES So last night I went for a run at night and it was nice. I wanted to run this one half marathon but my training would be less then 10 weeks. I have not been running as much so I want to do the 12 week training for this run in mid July. I am starting slow with 2 miles. I don't want to burn out. :/ <BR> <BR> Today was fun even though I was tired. I walked all over town getting items for a Easter Egg Hunt. Then my son and I walked to this nice state park. So I did a lot of running after... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:21:49 EST