HEALTHYMAMA4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEALTHYMAMA4 HEALTHYMAMA4'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/ Not sure where this is going... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334556 Alas, I've returned. I'm back to a place I called home for nearly a year. It's been almost a year since I've been here. In that time, a lot of things happened. I've been well and happy, but I fell away from my quest of a stronger, healthier me. Well, I didn't stop wanting a stronger, happier me, I just stopped doing what I knew to make my body feel so good. What made my body happy. What I know works for me! I can't blame leaving here for my lack of caring for myself. I can't say t... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:12:35 EST Goals for Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926203 My goals this summer: <BR> <BR> 1. Workout a minimum of 3 times a week with the goal of 5 days a week. (CrossFit workouts) I'll count the other workouts separate. <BR> <BR> 2. Eat mostly paleo. This has been a struggle, but I know I feel great when I do it right! <BR> <BR> 3. Cut the dairy. (I'm lactose sensitive, but I love dairy...however not worth the misery!) <BR> <BR> 4. Go camping at least 2 times this summer! <BR> <BR> 5. Get my deadlift from 285 lbs to 300 lbs. <BR> <B... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:22:54 EST Thank you to those who serve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899898 <BR> I am thankful for all the Men and Women who serve our country! Especially my sister-in-law, Jenny and cousin Kellina who are currently serving and the many people in my family, including my husband. He served 8 years in the USMC. We were married for 4.5 of those years. <BR> <BR> Hoping everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather!!! <BR> <BR> Headed to take the girls swimming in Grandma & Grandpa's pool! 97 today! Will be back tonight to get ready for the parade tomorrow and our hero W... Sun, 27 May 2012 11:49:09 EST I love bacon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855977 <link>youtu.be/nGeKSiCQkPw </link> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:36:35 EST 3-18-12 Still working hard...A work in progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793295 It's been a while since I've blogged, but it's time. <BR> <BR> OK, so today I came to realize that I've reached another "point" in this journey. It's kinda strange how just one day...you're at the point, but all the other days you are just making the journey to get there. I've had a couple "points." You know, times when people seem to notice or even better when I realize hey, I'm doing this and it's working! Usually when I get to a point I may not realize I've reached another high poi... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:07:47 EST Oh yes I can! Good bye Foo Foo's...I have a plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4648940 Somethings are tough, but I'm a fighter! A fighter with a plan! I know that without a plan, I probably would struggle much more than a woman with a plan of attack! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l771619046.jpg"> <BR> I am a strong woman! Stronger than I thought! I've lost 35 lbs this past year and gained so much more. I learned how to run, I completed a couch to 5K, I went from a non-runner, not-so-fit person to attending a CrossFit bootcamp to now doing Crossf... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:40:42 EST Dec 2011 WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636147 Good Morning! It's a very exciting morning here today! Yes it it! I even woke up poor, poor DH to come and see...I weighed in this AM and it was 191.8. Didn't I just blog about this yesterday?! Don't worry, I know weight fluctuates every day and I've seen low days, but never this low, and this was after my workout and after I drank about a gal of water. I got on and off over a dozen times even got back on soaked from my shower and saw 191.4! YES!!!!!! So since I have been recording Sa... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:29:34 EST Dec 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4635043 Haven't blogged in a while. Knew this would happen in Dec. Busy with Christmas preparations, school Advent/Christmas programs, kids stuff, teaching stuff, parties and on and on. <BR> Well, I've stayed active at the gym, I'm eating pretty well and I'm maintaining my weight. Not what I want to be saying right now, but it works. I'm at 195 today and holding here all month. Point something up or down, but that's it. So I'll take it. I would like to see 192 by the new year and I still thi... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:32:53 EST Pictures from Challenge/First 24" box jump http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4601148 Sorry, These are on Flickr, so I had to copy links. I think you'll be able to see all the pics once you get on flickr <BR> <BR> Sizing up the 20 inch box. <BR> http://www.flickr.com/photos/guerrillacr<BR>ossfit/6342359996/ <BR> <BR> Jumping the 20 inch. <BR> http://www.flickr.com/photos/guerrillacr<BR>ossfit/6342359996/ <BR> <BR> http://www.flickr.com/photos/guerrillacr<BR>ossfit/6341616619/ <BR> <BR> Getting ready to jump the 24" box for the first time... A little nervous! <BR> http:/... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:01:51 EST Results from 10 week LIME team challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586220 Well, I'm here at another 10 week challenge! I lost about 8 lbs, but I haven't weighed in for tomorrow, so I'm thinking slightly over 8 lbs. I've accomplished the challenges, but most importantly, I've met some incredible people! <BR> This is a team filled with caring individuals who encourage and support one another! I have been honored to be a part of this team. <BR> I'm not sure this has been announced, but I will not be participating in the winter challenge. I know how crazy things... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:16:55 EST Results of the, 6 week, Best shape of your life fitness challenge Plus TV news clip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4582603 Well here it is... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l328175255.jpg"> <BR> I'm in the back left corner behind the girl in the blue tank top. <BR> 6 weeks ago I started the Best Shape of Your Life Challenge. Today was the final day. Here are my results. My blood work all came back in very healthy ranges, I am not even close to being prediabetic any more! I lost 5 lbs, I lost 3 inches on my waist, I lost 1" around my neck, I lost 1" around my arm. Chris, one of the... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:45:02 EST No excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573527 Ok, so I was out of the gym all last week. That's not like me. In the past 6 months, I've grown to LIKE the gym. I'm a busy person, I work and do all kinds of stuff and I felt kinda rough all last week, but not rough enough to miss work. (Tummy troubles,but no fever no throw up OK to work you get the idea) I put in 6 AM - as late as 9:40 PM days last week. Plus I had parent/teacher conferences 2 nights that week and then, thank goodness, I had Friday off. Friday I was actually rather... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 20:30:59 EST Yummy Pumpkin Muffins! (Paleo/Eating Clean friendly!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4571332 I made these today and they really are Yummy Pumpkin Muffins! <BR> Great for a snack or breakfast! <BR> Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea! <BR> <BR> 1.5 cups almond flour <BR> 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (or cook and puree pumpkin yourself) <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> 1 tsp baking powder <BR> 1 tsp baking soda <BR> 1 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice <BR> 1/8 tsp sea salt <BR> 1/4 cup raw honey (optional) <BR> 2 tsp almond butter <BR> 1 Tbs sliced almonds <BR> <BR> InstructionsPrehea... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 15:52:26 EST Meatloaf Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4558506 For the LIME TEAM ITC <BR> <BR> Meatloaf even your kids will eat! <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 lbs Ground Lean Sirloin (grass fed beef) <BR> 10 pecans and just under 1/4 cup slivered almonds (I used a coffee grinder to grind them to powder) <BR> generous sprinkle of Hodgson mills flaxseed and soy hot cereal (instead of oatmeal or bread crumbs) <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> 1 whole egg <BR> 1 small onion <BR> pepper and other herbs and spices (I used parsley, cilantro, oregano and red pepper. Just... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 10:51:35 EST Finding Inspiration... LET'S DO THIS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4547832 So here I am today. I've been pretty motivated. I have my good days and bad...just like anyone else. Somedays I feel like taking on the world, other days, well, I'm here. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276715530.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l634263314.jpg"> <BR> I try to be smart about my workouts and what I eat, but somedays...well, you get the idea. Today, I had a great workout, but I "rewarded" myself with a tall salted caramel moc... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:06:01 EST I Love this...had to share! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4537362 Posted by Lisbeth on Oct 11, 2011 in Essays | 0 comments <BR> <BR> “People don’t see that you’re last. People see that you’re here.” <BR> <BR> Somebody else said that. Someone I don’t even know. And boy did they nail it. <BR> <BR> Who gives a flying f*** where or when you finish in the WOD? <BR> <BR> Not me. Not most of the people in your class. We only care that you’re suffering with us. Misery doesn’t just love company in CrossFit. Good CrossFit demands misery AND company. (LOL Now I’v... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:56:30 EST Week 6 Lime Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4537228 So we are at the halfway point Limes. Your challenge this week is to write a blog sharing your thoughts about how you're doing with this Fall Challenge so far and what you intend on doing/accomplishing during the second half. <BR> <BR> Have you been meeting the team goals? Are you working out as much as you can? Eating right? Are you feeling focused? Are you struggling in a certain area? Can we help you? Are you meeting YOUR goals for yourself? Are you pushing yourself?? Are you staying the ... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:11:27 EST Week 1 complete Fitness challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4525930 Well, week 1 is complete. I lost some weight. I know from Wed to this AM I lost 1.8. I was excited about that! Puts me at 30 lbs. Well, ok, time to be honest...I guess I'm ready...so, back in Jan I weighed 234. I was so embarrased that I wouldn't admit it to even myself. I waited until I lost some weight and then recorded my weight. I know, I know, silly, but... So I finally weighed in at 227 and recorded my weight. I'm pretty sure the DR has my last weight around 234 and perhaps mo... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 20:00:08 EST Why am I doing the fitness challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4503213 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l479074888.jpg"> <BR> Why am I doing the fitness challenge? What are my specific goals?! <BR> <BR> Next Sunday, October 2nd is the official start date of "The Best Shape of Your Life Challenge." I joined it to help me lose more weight, to motivate me to get busy, to help me lose enough to get into a dress fo the ball in November and who knows. And help my Lime mates too! I've been trying and not gaining, but I'm not getting where I want... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 15:26:17 EST Finally, my lime team challenge happy blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4497623 The goal of this blog is to blog a happy time that weight did not come in the picture at all during that happy time. <BR> <BR> Of course, having my two beautiful daughters tops my list and comes to mind first. Obviously here, the last thing on my mind when I had my girls was my weight. But I have to admit, the first thing I thought about when I got home was losing the weight. <BR> Soooo, I'll try something else. <BR> A truly happy day that weight did not come into play was the day I was ... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:41:15 EST Turtles are cool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490518 Turtles are able to escape the world with the comfort of its shell, so there are many people who identify well with this aquatic creature. The spirit of the turtle is one of protection, healing and inner knowledge. The Turtle is considered by some Indigenous North Americans to be one of their the oldest, most sacred symbols. They believed that North America was created on the back of a turtle. To this day most Indigenous peoples refer to North America as Turtle Island. <BR> <BR> The medicin... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 01:28:41 EST Pics from 9/11 throwdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4478989 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l6360213.jpg"> <BR> Take a knee, Moment of silence <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l429815290.jpg"> <BR> My first set of 20" box jumps <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649891889.jpg"> <BR> This is my clean <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l55112039.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l27665474.jpg"> <BR> Getting tired <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:09:59 EST Where were you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4478374 Where were you September 11, 2001? You know I can't always remember what happened yesterday and yet, I will never forget the events of that day. I even know what I did that whole day. It was a tragic day, 10 years ago that made our nation stand still, shocked and saddened. I think it's a moment in time that has changed us, but sometimes I think, is it possible, we are forgetting? Ten years ago, we were calling our families and friends, praying, helping, supporting others, hoping, and un... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 08:08:52 EST My 70 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4472489 Goals for the next 70 days!!!! <BR> <BR> 1. Run at LEAST once a week. I know, I know! It's getting cool, but keep running! You'll appreciate the fact that you did!!! <BR> <BR> 2. Drink water. You WERE rocking the water (and the weight loss) now get drinking! <BR> <BR> 3. Eat at least 3 servings of veggies a day!!!! Get on it! No excuses! <BR> <BR> 4. Pack a lunch! School lunch IS easy, but packing a lunch is beautiful! Your hiney loves it when you do!!! <BR> <BR> 5. ... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 21:43:21 EST Needing support. I can do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4436187 I only have 1 word...STRUGGLING! OUCH! Can't get my act together. I am stronger than that, but grrrrrr....even when I walked by a window and saw my hiney in the reflection...didn't believe it could be mine...went back to look again...and wonder why, after all this hard work am I sabotaging it?! <BR> <BR> I should get this by now...I am worth the extra effort and work. Make time for me. It's helped me be confident, healthier, stronger and a better mom, wife, teacher and person. <BR> ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:19:37 EST Review of my summer LIME goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432162 This is my letter to myself. <BR> Today is Saturday June 4th. My first week as a Lime. It's also my first week out of CrossFit bootcamp. I'm still learning a lot about CrossFit and still have a lot of new workouts. I'm still working on eating Paleo. I can't honestly say I'm going to always be 100% paleo, but I'm going to try to eat this way. It makes sense to me. <BR> In 11 weeks, I hope to lose about 20 lbs. That's about 2 lbs a week. If I figured it out correct, 11 weeks from the 8th (the... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:16:25 EST Warrior Dash Pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4426346 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l529881525.jpg"> <BR> Before the race! Love my "horns!" <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l927228042.jpg"> <BR> The girls! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567654713.jpg"> <BR> Lots of fun costumes! This is "Blue Man" Hilarious! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l879010273.jpg"> <BR> The Finish! WHAT A MESS!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l33... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:52:43 EST PROGRESS! Celebrations, setbacks, and getting stronger every day! (Photos too) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4404703 Today I was taking a short trip down memory lane. Rereading blogs, looking at pictures, and reviewing everything...particularily looking at my goals. <BR> <BR> This journey has proved to be tough and it has proven to show me that I REALLY can be tougher! The journey has been amazing! Yes, there have been bumps...how many times have I blogged about being a hungry monster, just like Hungry Thing?! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l995198251.jpg"> <BR> Love that lil mo... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:18:56 EST ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4375264 OK, so I've lost a bit of control. What happened to mind over matter? I ate what I wanted over the weekend and I am struggling to regain control. I am having MAJOR cravings. See my menu...I've eaten 5 mini fudge bars. Geez. The worst part is I don't seem to care. I do, but I don't I just want to eat what I want. I know I don't need it, but I am a ravenous monster. OOOHHH I need to look when I wrote about the "Hungry Thing" story. <BR> Hang on... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:37:09 EST WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356290 Today I met a new CrossFitter. I introduced myself and she smiled big and said, "I'm so glad to finally meet you, I've heard all about you!" <BR> <BR> WHAT?! Uh Oh! What?! <BR> <BR> I was surprised and asked how and from who. <BR> <BR> She said she just finished bootcamp and was joining us and that Justin mentioned me all the time while she was in bootcamp. First, it wasn't that long ago that I was the one joining the "big kids" so it was kinda neat to not be the newbie. She said he... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:53:26 EST Grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356275 I have so many things that I am grateful! I am thankful and grateful to have God in my life, for my family (especially my hubby and two beautiful girls), my friends, my health, a house, my job, and so much more. <BR> I wouldn't be who I am without my past experiences, so I am grateful for everything in my past too! It has made me the person I am today! <BR> I am grateful for my Sparkfriends who encourage, support and inspire me to keep working towards my goals. <BR> I am thankful for my Cro... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:46:47 EST Today's Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4350377 I haven't blogged much about my CrossFit WOD's. But today as I was in the middle of the WOD, I thought of my Limey Friends. <BR> I thought of BACKINNB, KRISPITY, and ORCHIDLADY56. I smiled and worked harder. I thought of all the kind things people have said to me. The encouragement and support I've recieved the past few months. This was a long, hard WOD! I was working it for you, because of you and I THANK YOU!! . <BR> <BR> Our warmup today was <BR> 2 rounds of: <BR> 10 pushups, 1... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 22:08:18 EST 50 Questions on SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4346930 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> Yes, My Grandma <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> I don't know <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Not really <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Leftover chicken breasts <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Two girls 6 & 11 <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> Sure <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? <BR> Ummmm.... no (ok, maybe) <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> 8... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 11:12:27 EST My Thoughts http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/22/fashion/thursdaystyles/22Fitness.html http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4342312 i recieved a note of concern about CrossFit. I appreciate it very much. Here are my thoughts... <BR> I wanted to take a second first to thank you for your care and concern about CrossFit. I appreciate you stopping by my page and your thoughtfulness! Also thanks for the article. <BR> I am aware there are dangers, but I do not believe what I am doing is more dangerous than riding a bike or running or any other kind of physical activity. I mean, this weekend I was riding my bike and a ca... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:22:16 EST Don't Forget This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4335503 Went to CrossFit today. I was sore, unmotivated and tired. I didn't really wan to go, but I went, because that's just the way it is. Anyways the WOD was a 5K. GRRRR. Then came the excuses...Flooding my brain... <BR> But, I ran last night <BR> I'm sore <BR> I'm tired <BR> I haven't eaten well <BR> I haven't had enough water <BR> I want to run up north and I should save my energy for tomorrow <BR> I'm so slow, I don't want to run with other CrossFitters <BR> For a while I was the only on... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:09:49 EST Simple irritated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4324200 My DH has started the Zone Diet. Grrrr. I'm frustrated. He's tinkering away in the kitchen, measuring, weighing, cutting, prepping and in my envious eyes...PLAYING! He's eating crazy amounts of veggies and stuff and he knows it's not something he's really going to do for long. He's even said, "Its not like I'll stick with this, I just want to see what happens." Serious? I'm hung up on a lot of things with him doing this. Cost and my poor attitude mostly. I know I am eating different... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:48:34 EST why I am raiding my kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4318607 This week has been long! L O N G! Meetings all day, group lunches, sitting at a table with a computer in front of me all day. Sure we actually had 30 minutes of aerobics, but this is hard! I'm tired of meetings, I'm tired of the computer and I'm tired of sitting and tired of seeing yummy food, not able to control myself and actually eating more than I know I should. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790143094.jpg"> <BR> Here's the aha moment...I think...I'm tired... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:26:37 EST 11 weeks in the making! I ran a real 5k! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4306696 Today was the big day! I was all prepped up and ready to go. I'd trained hard and now it was time to do it! I did one earlier in the week, but this was the real deal. Scary! Yes, I was nervous! <BR> I feel I must share this for anyone who's starting to run or thinking of running. I did the C25K podcasts by Robert Ulrey. I repeated some of the harder weeks, but I stuck with it. Trust me, it was hard! BRUTAL. I'm not a runner. The first day, I was all teary and in pain. (That was... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 11:56:54 EST In 2 days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4302953 Dear ME, <BR> Yay for you! A 5K Saturday! You should be sooo proud! What an accomplishment! Way to go! Way to push it and do it! I don't think you really thought you would be here. You thought you'd try and take it one day at a time. Well, those days turned into about 11 weeks of training for this. Plus all that CrossFit...You've got this! <BR> There isn't anything you Can't do! <BR> NONA, You DREAMED IT, You BELIEVED IT and You are going to DO IT! WOW! Congrats girl! <BR> Remember... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:23:49 EST Because I know I should have answered these better...Bob Greene's questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4299997 This is from Fitness guru Bob Greene. <BR> <BR> "Weight is a symptom of something that needs to change. It's usually not simply about food." As a part of making a commitment to lose weight, Bob says you should ask yourself three important questions to start off on the right track: <BR> <BR> 1. Why are you overweight? <BR> My first answer... <BR> I'm overweight because I'm too busy and I put everything else ahead of taking care of me. I used to feel guilty for "me" time. I still do, but I k... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:23:59 EST My Door http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4293501 This is for those days I feel tired, unmotivated, and ready to give up. READ THIS! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l29315509.jpg"> <BR> I've opened the door to good health. I have a few choices. Close it and go back to fat, sluggish and unhealthy, walk through it and keep going towards optimal health, or stand in the doorway and debate every move and not really move forward. Keep pushing. It's hard, but it feels so good. Don't get lazy! Rock it girl, rock it! ... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 12:26:25 EST Great news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4281719 Today was AWESOME! My faculty supervisor from my school came back to visit. First of all, she noticed! Her exact words were, "What are you doing because you look great!" That right there made my day! Then she announced to my class "the secret" they've been keeping. U of P nominated me for new teacher of the year! I'm speechless and honored. I'm not sure I am worthy of such a nomination, but it sure feels good. I know I've worked hard and put my heart into my teaching. I love my stud... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 21:15:16 EST Summer Lime Team Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4276829 This is my letter to myself. <BR> Today is Saturday June 4th. My first week as a Lime. It's also my first week out of CrossFit bootcamp. I'm still learning a lot about CrossFit and still have a lot of new workouts. I'm still working on eating Paleo. I can't honestly say I'm going to always be 100% paleo, but I'm going to try to eat this way. It makes sense to me. <BR> In 11 weeks, I hope to lose about 20 lbs. That's about 2 lbs a week. If I figured it out correct, 11 weeks from the 8t... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 13:47:10 EST Challenges! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4273581 This week, I've been faced with more challenges than I've had since I started this "journey." First, I started the week out well! Major accomplishment with my "Murph" WOD! I was so proud of myself! <BR> Then the pain from my tooth came! Ouchy! Today, the root canal is done. Still sore, but I felt bad and I could see myself going to the fridge. Hmmm perhaps a bit of a comfort eater?! <BR> On top of that there is the end of the school year excitement (I'm a teacher) and end of the schoo... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:46:43 EST MURPH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4265281 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l349042183.jpg"> <BR> First of all, thank you to all the men and women who serve our country in any way. I am especially thankful for the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for my freedom. Thank you! <BR> Todays WOD was a MURPH. I wasn't sure what to think of it. I wanted to do it, but I honestly wasn't sure. <BR> Todays wod will be at noon only. <BR> <BR> WOD: Murph 1 mile run-100 pullups-200 pushups-300 squats- 1 mile run <... Mon, 30 May 2011 14:53:32 EST Eating on the go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4263879 OK, just blogged about how wonderful it felt to shop this weekend for new clothes. Then I turn around and eat out Friday, Subway, Sat, Taco Bell and a Starbucks and Sunday McD's. Grrrr! That's NOT how it's supposed to be. I knew it, I gave in and now look. I Need to get control. <BR> I need to be more like Jettanala who mentioned something about emergency snacks in the car. That was most of my trouble. I was running here, there and everywhere and I got hungry, thirsty and gave in. N... Sun, 29 May 2011 21:13:04 EST New Clothes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4262085 Today was fun! I went shopping! I bought some new clothes! A new size too! Found a good sale at Old Navy and picked up a couple tops (most of my weight loss is reflected in my chest) but I also bought a new denim skirt and a sundress. YAY! Didn't get the belt I needed, but I'll find one soon. <BR> I took some of my old clothes to a resale shop and used the money from them to buy the new items. Of course, I couldn't resist the flip-flops and bought 3, yes 3, pairs of them too. At $3-$5... Sat, 28 May 2011 20:13:49 EST CrossFit Bootcamp Day 12 (Last Day) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4260707 Tonight we repeated our first workout. <BR> We did <BR> 400m run <BR> 15 squats, 15 pushups, 10 squats, 10 pushups, 5 squats, 5 pushups <BR> 400m run <BR> <BR> The first bootcamp I did this is 10:20. Tonight I did it in 7:29. That's a 29% improvement! I was also the "biggest loser" in the group (from those who had a goal of weight loss). I was thrilled. Their scales show me at a 10+ lb loss from May 2 until today May 27. Not bad! <BR> <BR> I'm sad bootcamp is over. I liked it. I'm... Fri, 27 May 2011 22:32:39 EST CrossFit Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4252084 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l80217334.jpg"> <BR> My after workout dinner. Yummo! <BR> <BR> Todays workout was a rough one for me. I did it, well my last few wall walks were pretty pathetic, but I did it. Almost made me sick. EWE! And for me, not liking to sweat...I was sweating like it was cool. Double EWE! <BR> <BR> We found out max deadlift. Mine for now is 175, but I'm pretty sure, as is another coach, that I can do more. So how can I deadlift this and not... Mon, 23 May 2011 22:36:17 EST A Day at the Park with "the big kids" CrossFit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4249132 I didn't have a chance to blog about my day. I don't want to forget it. So many things happened that day. <BR> First of all, I went. Yep, that was a big accomplishment. It was out of my comfort zone for sure! Not knowing who would be there, what was going to happen, what the workout would be like. Knowing that all my fellow bootcamp friends were not planning on coming. I was more than nervous. Sure my husband was going, but he's already in shape and strong. <BR> So I got there. Th... Sun, 22 May 2011 16:42:49 EST