HEATHER3477's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEATHER3477 HEATHER3477's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Day 22: Losing weight again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161476 So I just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone!!! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Last week I posted about my son's doctor visit and how she told him to "try" to lose some weight before his annual check up on June 1st. I am please to say in the first week my son has lost 4 pounds and I lost 3 pounds. We are both well on our way to the five pounds by June 1st. My goal is still 5 pounds as with having back issues and hypothyroidism it is a little more difficult for me to do things and to los... Thu, 12 May 2016 11:39:20 EST Day 14: Son to the doctor today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156437 My oldest daughter had her recheck today everything is well ear infection is gone. Got my son in for some pain he had been having in his back but they said he just needed stretch more before and after karate and other activities. He's good other than that as far as the muscle in his back. <BR> <BR> They did say he had put on 30 pounds in past yearish. So she asked him if he could lose 5 pounds by his annual health check appointment which is June 1st. He will be 16 on the 27th of this month.... Wed, 4 May 2016 18:32:02 EST Day 13: Doctor visit today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155352 I go back to my pain doctor today. Ready to tell him the injection did not help but seems to have made me worse. I need something done. I have always been a fairly active person and now I can't even walk very far or stand more than two minutes. My heart is breaking as I become more and more "lazy" that's the word I am going to use because that is how I feel. <BR> <BR> I checked my weight this morning I am back down to 234.2. Haven't changed anything from last week and I have tried to move a ... Tue, 3 May 2016 07:31:55 EST Day 9: Gained weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152726 I have been watching what I eat and have been fairly active this week; however I am up to 237 where I was at 232 last week. I did have an ice cream cone the other night--but that's not 5 pounds worth of weight. I've been taking my thryroid medication as I am supposed too first thing in morning with a bottle of water. I am getting no where <BR> <BR> It seems I do well and I lose 2-5 pounds then it goes back up and then some every time. I'm not giving up but I am feeling very frustrated this ... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:15:49 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150989 busy day today. been constantly on the go. This short post but just wanted to say hi everyone, so hi everyone. Hope you all are having a great day! GOD BLESS! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:16:12 EST Day 5: lazy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150301 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> So I apparently lied and didn't post every day. But I can still keep up with the days even if I miss a few days of "hi everyone" blogs. :D <BR> <BR> We have been on the go for the past few days as we had to make another trip far up the road. All this riding is really putting me in agony, hence "lazy day" I did my usual straightening up for the night (vacuum living room and cleaning kitchen completely, also made my bed (daily no matter how I feel--I refuse get into a... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:34:11 EST Second blog entry today, but DAY 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147239 I was going through the "featured" blog posts for today and decided to start this again. So, even though I have already posted a blog for today we are going to start again. <BR> <BR> So today is day one of my "new" weight loss journey. This time i decided to do a post every day even if it is just a simple Hello Everyone posts! That away i can see how many days i have been working toward my goals. <BR> <BR> Let's start day one with the goal of getting down into the 220's so that first goal ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:55:01 EST working way up to quit smoking for good this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147180 I have been mentally preparing myself for my final attempt to quit smoking. Every time I quit I make it a little further before I pick them back up. This time I am preparing myself for the quit mentally instead of just physically. I was tired all the time and had lack of energy when I quit, and I was prepared for that but not the mental aspect of the entire ordeal. <BR> <BR> So many times I would wean myself off of cigarettes or just quit smoking. On the welbutrin I noticed I wasn't smoking... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:39:53 EST Hi EVERYONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142172 My son and I were experimenting with the blender and greens the other day and he made an awesome smoothie using spinach, fresh fruit, a splash of milk and ice. I can't remember all the fruit he used but I know one was a mango. We had been wanting to try to make smoothies for a little while but never really knew how. My son loves to cook and it always turns out so well so when he was like I am gonna try to do this momma, I was all for it! I do not regret it! I had a burst of energy after I dra... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:39:16 EST Visit to Psychiatrist very discouraging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129980 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I recently had my follow up with my psychiatrist for my major depressive disorder and chronic anxiety that I've had since I was a child. I have to say I normally love my psychiatrist but last week's visit was NOT very enjoyable. I did not get to talk very much as he seemed to have all the answers. I put on some weight since I quit smoking in December (19 pounds according to his scale). So that's all he seemed to be focused on. Did not take into consideration I had jus... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:14:50 EST Eating correctly, but still not working out that much. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120561 Hi guys! I hope everyone is doing well today! It's been a couple months since I posted a blog on here. I just wanted to do an update. I am down little over 5 pounds (230.2) since my last post (235.8). I have still not found a workout routine that does not increase the pain level in my back, but I am working on eating healthier. I have actually lost that 5 pounds in past two weeks. <BR> <BR> I was scheduled to have an epidural injection on my lumbar but due to extremely high blood pressure th... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:17:32 EST Coming back--seeking suggestions for a disability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067120 Well today is my first time on here in well over a year. I have been going through some things that have put a stop to my efforts that and I pretty much gave up on myself. Over the past year though I have began seeing a psychiatrist who is absolutely amazing!!! I have found a doctor who has been treated me for the chronic pain issues that so many doctors talked to me as if it was in my head. He discovered that I have degenerative disc disease with two of my disc deteriorated and one bulging, ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:33:50 EST New week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822145 Hi everyone! I said I would try to keep y'all posted so I figured while I have a moment on what is going to be a very busy week I would make a quick blog for you all. Two weeks ago I joined sparkpeople and while I have not been tracking all the stuff like I did previously on Sparkpeople I have been keeping an eye on everything I eat/drink. I have been drinking a lot of water but have still allowed myself to have a mountain dew here in there so that I do not feel deprived because that is the o... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:29:41 EST Not staying online http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820551 Hi everyone! It's been a week since my last post! I have lost right at 4 lbs this week from 230 to 226.2. I will not be on here all the time and I will not be posting or tracking anything online because I feel it takes up to much time to sit down and track but instead I will be logging on once a week to let everyone know how I have been doing and share my progress with those who are interested. It just seems a waste to try to log everything and earn sparkpoints when I could be up moving aroun... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:36:22 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816117 So while I have been exercising for a very long time (over a year straight). I just recently changed my eating behavior. I won't say I wasn't eating healthy before but when I was I was still gaining weight so while I continued to exercise with my friends I gave up on eating right. Since we have increased our workout routine each week (to 5 days and 3-5 rounds) I have decided to watch my eating AGAIN as well. I have given up soda completely this time and I have my coffee in the morning (I drin... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:55:37 EST November 11th, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814993 I logged onto Sparkpeople for the first time since March of this year and was not sure if I was ready for the commitment that I have made so many times before and failed. I know I am ready for the commitment this time as far as exercising and eating right just not so sure I am ready for the commitment of logging and keeping up with everything online. I never stopped working out my commitment to my exercise regimen never stopped unless I was sick or hurting so bad I couldn't move; however my w... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:02:38 EST weight and measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644198 Weekly weigh in this morning showed me gaining two pounds since last week, but everyone keeps saying I have lost weight so my workout partner told me to check my measurements and I have lost 2 inches on my waist on inch on my hips and one inch on my thighs. So in all I have lost total of 5 pounds (including my 2 lb gain this week) and 4 inches overall. :-) I was getting frustrated but now I am excited and ready to knock em down! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:40:19 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642973 So yesterday one of my best friends took me out to lunch after our walk and Friday workout. She took me to Ryans with the all you can eat buffet. I so didn't want to go I mean come on we are trying to lose weight and we are going to an all you can eat buffet? Anyway, we went--we chose water for our beverages for several reasons: 1) It was free and as a couponer I love free! 2) It is calorie free 3) it helps you feel fuller 4) water is best after a workout 5) unsweet/sweet tea or sodas was the... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:53:47 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635975 Almost another week of sticking with it! On Monday it will be a two week solid streak for me and I feel fantastic!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE How I am starting to look and feel.] <BR> <BR> That is all! <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:38:21 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634349 YAY! Today I am able to move around a lot better!!! I did get some exercise in yesterday but I had to modify just about everything so didn't get the calorie burn I should have, but the important thing is I did get some activities in rather than sitting still and letting my back pain take over. I did not do the stretches at karate last night, but either way I got some exercise in YAY! <BR> <BR> Today my friend and I walked 1.73 miles again (MOnday too) and then did our curves circuit trainin... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:16:11 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633245 Woke up this morning with a lot of back pain--made me realize how much I hate arthritis! I can't hardly walk, it hurts to sit and well laying down is out as well. Tried to do some stretches which usually help but considering I woke up at 3 this morning with it hurting so bad I should have know the stretches were out. So anyway that puts all my workout on hold for today or at least til this thing decides its been stiff long enough. I am praying it will go away so I can at least get 20 minutes ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:14:14 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632214 Today is my 8th day streak. Although I joined back three weeks ago I did miss a day of two of tracking everything the first week I started back. Today was also weigh in day for me. Last week I lost 2 1/2 pounds this weeks I lost .4 I will take it although I expected at least a pound since I worked out really hard all last week and stayed active and watched what I ate. I'm just going to continue to do what I have been doing this week and see what happens next week if still little results I may... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:06:15 EST Sunday 2/23/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631727 Great service at church this morning! Part 2 of the message and so far these messages are just what this family needs to here. Hearing it adds to my motivation of making changes in my life. Came home had some lunch relaxed a bit and then done my workout. Feel great! Can't wait for services tonight! Hope my older 3 get back from there daddy's in time for us all to go together. I tell ya my kids sure do drive me crazy but I miss them like crazy when they are at there daddy's or at school. Not s... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:25:27 EST Spring is around the corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630790 So it's close to the end of February meaning it will soon begin to warm up around here. I so cannot wait for it to be Spring, not looking forward to Summer as it will be to hot but I do enjoy the warmer weather much more than the cold. I will be able to get back out in the yard and the kiddos and I can play some games out back like we did last year. It means more activities for me and the kiddos YAY! So excited cannot wait for Spring. <BR> <em>376</em> <em>67</em> <em>125</em> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:27:25 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630072 It's Friday and I have stuck to eating right all week and I have worked out everyday, some days and hour and some a little over an hour. I feel great and I am starting to see a change in my body. It appears my upper body shrinks faster than my lower body. I usually weigh myself daily but I am sticking to weekly this time and that is on Monday mornings before my curves circuit training workout. I am excited to see what the scale says this week as I have worked so hard this week. :-) <BR> <BR... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:45:55 EST Thursday, February 20, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629148 Feeling like a failure. Seems like everytime I want to accomplish something I give up really easily. It's always things I really want to accomplish, like quitting smoking, losing weight, becoming healthier, or making an overall lifestyle change. I get so far and I just give up. Last time I was on sparkpeople (last year sometime) I was a member for about a year I got down into the 180's and ended up giving up after working so hard to lose that 30 pounds and then I just racked the weight right ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:38:48 EST Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628716 <em>198</em> <em>414</em> <em>216</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:34:56 EST Happy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627683 Today was a great day! It was difficult to get out of bed this morning, but once I did I started moving around it was a great day! The kids and I played earlier, we went to Karate this afternoon done two classes (I only do the stretches and some of the kicks as I'm not actually a student but they the Sensei lets me stretch with them to help my arthritis). Anyway, got back had some supper and now it's time to clean up and get some rest for tomorrow. :-) Hope you all had a blessed Tuesday as we... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:28:35 EST End of week 1 since starting back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626205 I started back on Sparkpeople last Monday after AVOIDING it for over 6 months. Last week my energy levels were high and I worked out like I should. :-) Over the weekend, I did not workout other than normal daily activities, but I still watched what I ate. I lost 3.4 pounds this week. I think that is a good start. <BR> <BR> This time, I have a workout friend actually I have a couple but one is almost as motivated as I am so I am thinking this will help me stick with it. She's had a few days ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:38:57 EST Reading Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622174 I was just reading over some of the recent blog posts and many of them really touched my heart. They were so inspiring, some spoke of traumas that occurred that they felt were holding them back but were going to try their best to overcome them and not let anything hold them back. Every blog I clicked on gave me the motivation to know that I can do this! We all can do this! <BR> <BR> My problem has always been if it doesn't come off fast enough I'm not doing it right, but after reading these... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:56:48 EST SNOW DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621269 Hey everyone! I have been doing good about staying on track regardless of the over eating when I wasn't smoking (which I am going to attempt again SOON). We have several inches of snow on the ground and it's coming down hard still. I am going to do the workout I have been doing this week and get out in the snow I here the cold helps a person lose weight--is that true? Either way I feel a snowball fight coming on between the kiddos and I--WOO-HOO! <BR> <BR> Anyways , I hope you are all doing... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:17:19 EST Wish I'd read my comments earlier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619726 So today was day 6 of not smoking and I was gaining a lot of weight already like 10 pounds in these first few days--on top of that "someone" was talking about me gaining weight and also telling me I needed a cigarette so yes after having the willpower for the past 5 1/2 days I caved tonight. I so kept saying to myself I can get this weight off later right now I just need to get past this part of it and well bunch of stuff happened this afternoon and I guess I just couldn't take it anymore. I ... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 19:46:06 EST I knew this would be hard... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617111 It has been three days since I laid my cigarettes down and while I have been irritable a little over the past couple days, today really kicked in. I thought I was having a nervous breakdown I just couldn't shake that anxious feeling...I tried a hot bath and it helped some, finally, I was able to take deep breaths and once I was able to do that I was able to do some light stretching (same that we do at beginning of karate class) and I relaxed for a bit. I think I may have relaxed a bit to much... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:52:23 EST Back again-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614727 So hello everyone it February 4th, 2014 nearly over months since I have even tried to get back in shape or do anything to better my health. I always eat a lot during superbowl Sunday so I decided not to do a "New Year's Resolution" this year but rather start my plan back after the Super bowl so that I would not end up messing up my work. So anyway, Today I put my cigarettes down hopefully for good this time (expecting lots of mood swings) and I will begin taking Karate classes this afternoon ... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 08:05:25 EST two months later.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461077 hello everyone! It has been two months since my last post. My last post I was 203ish pounds. Well about two weeks after I ended up with severe knee pain and was unable to do much of anything for over a month. I basically was just laying around on the couch or in my bed. The only I was getting was from my daily chores (wasn't much). I ended up back up to 208ish pounds. Very upsetting considering how motivated I still was. About three weeks ago I found me a walking partn er, which happens to be... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:42:02 EST Helloooooo Everyone!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395216 I know I haven't posted in a while but just wanted to stop by and tell everyone how I am doing. I have been avoiding my computer as much as possible (except for school work) and just been moving as much as possible in the house, outside the house so forth. <BR> <BR> I did not reach my 10 pounds in May but I did lose 7 so far and I am very happy with that!!!!!! I am down to 203 lbs, I am still trying to reach my goal of 145-160 and I am accomplishing it slowly. I have not been overwhelming my... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:52:26 EST Good Monday Morning Everyone!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355052 I hope everyone had a blessed mother's day Sunday!! I got to go up and see my mother-n-law and my step-daughter and grandson came by as well which made it even more blessed since I don't get to see them except usually at Easter and maybe around Christmas every year because they live so far away. <BR> <BR> Still aiming at my 10 pound weight loss for the month...even though I am still at 208 and the scale didn't move I can feel and see a difference in my body so I truly believe that if I keep... Mon, 13 May 2013 11:19:05 EST PROTEIN SHAKES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349677 Anyone drink protein shakes? I just started drinking them because I was not getting enough protein in my diet and I am unsure when to drink them. Should a protein shake be drank before or after a workout? I have the special K protein shakes with 10g protein and I know that protein helps rebuild muscle but I am not sure if it should be drank before or after a workout. I always eat before a workout and usually am not very hungry after a workout or at least its about 30 minutes to an hour before... Wed, 8 May 2013 10:27:41 EST May Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340461 I have decided for May my goal will be to lose 10 pounds. May is usually a very pretty month in this area. Little chilly in the mornings, but not to bad. This would be a good time to get out and walk some along with my workout routine. If I can get my eating habits back to healthy like I had them before winter hit, ten pounds should not be a problem for this month. I don't expect to lose ten pounds every month, this is just my goal for the Month of May. As long as it's not rainy/nasty outside... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:53:07 EST Good Morning!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334024 Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great day, thus far!!!!! I have completed my workout today....NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!! I just drank my coffee, had some Oatmeal and poof did it before any excuses kicked in!!!!!! It is done for the day...Now, for a snack, a shower, and school, then clean the house up!!!!!!! :) I also have already drank half a gallon of water today...I sweated a lot and kept needing a drink. So my usual 32 0z bottle I drink got filled twice during my workout and I am on my... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:00:25 EST I did it!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333423 It took me about an hour after my last post before I finally said okay enough excuses and I got up and put my music on and turned my Wii on....there I went!!!!! I didn't want to stop once I got started I did the workout for the day...oh sorry I have the Biggest Loser Challenge game that I work out with, I also have Zumba but I am saving that for when I need to increase my intensity and then I will add it in to my workout regimen as well. :) Anyway, the workouts that are set for me based on my... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:06:07 EST Feeling lazy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332840 Slept like a log last night, still real tired when I got up this morning...Just don't feel like doing anything today. I know I can't reach my goals though by sitting on my butt doing absolutely nothing...so I am trying to motivate myself to get this done. I know if I skip one day I just give up so I have to do this. Thought about just going for a walk today, but its a little chilly this morning so not into that it will make my joints hurt to walk in the cold (I know sounds like an excuse, but... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:06:48 EST Happy MONDAY everyone!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331625 HOpe you all have a great week. I am still working out but not really doing everything else I should be doing...I gots to get that down too. I did lose about half a pound again this past week...half lb better than nothing so I will take it... <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a very blessed week!!!! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:05:06 EST Happy Wednesday Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326366 Hi everyone!! I hope you all are having a fantastic week thus far!!! I have been laying in the bed for the past I don't almost week (since last Friday) and only getting up for a few things because I just did not feel like doing anything at all except resting. No, I was not sick unless sick and tired counts! I wanted everyone in the house to see exactly what I do everyday and what happens if it does not get done, needless to say my six year old was the only one who caught on but she has always... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:44:55 EST Good evening everyone!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317565 What a very productive day I have had...I worked out for twenty minutes after lunch. I also worked out on my mini stepper for a good twenty minutes today..I did not realize how much of a workout that thing would be 5 minutes in I was sweating like I was out jogging on a very hot summers day. I did intervals of going really fast on it and then taking my time like I was just climbing stairs normally. My legs are feeling it this evening woooooooooooooo lol It was 80 degrees here today so after k... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 20:11:24 EST Good Monday Morning everyone!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315516 I didn't make any post or log anything last week and I apologize because I know it looked as though I slacked off again. However, it was Spring Break for the kids :) and although we didn't get to really "go" do anything we stayed on the go almost all week. The girls and I made a little flower bed with little boxes we found from an old porch the neighbor had (worked great and was perfect size) looks like a window garden ( like a bay window or something of that nature) anyway we separated the b... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 08:44:45 EST Happy Thursday Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303021 Hope you all are having a great week thus far!!!!!! It's almost time for the weekend. I hope you all have a very blessed Easter Sunday!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I have worked out everyday this week and watched what I ate so I am feeling pretty confident with myself today. :) I am gonna head down to town and get my haircut and styled as a reward for staying on track this week (okay it really needs to be cut too it's gonna be very warm outside soon enough so might as well get it done and I like to be ... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:49:43 EST Sore! Sore! SOre! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301991 I have done really well this week and totally stayed on track!!!! YAY ME!!!! I have been cooking meals from the sparkrecipes for dinner (my kids absolutely love them) really want to get the sparkpeople cookbook too. Since I am not a very good cook on my own these recipes are really helping me out and when the kids enjoy the meals that I make they eat healthier as well...it's a win win situation for the entire household. Unfortunately when my ol' man isn't working (which will be this weekend) ... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:19:47 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300088 I have not been on here in a while and I just rambled on in a long post and apparently hit something wrong and it deleted the whole thing on me :( Anyway, switched from patch to lozenge after gaining 13 lbs total in the past 6 weeks. Lozenge keeps me from munching and gives me the nicotine when I want it instead of giving me a steady stream of nicotine 24 hrs and it does not give me a rash and of course not gonna forget the fact that the cravings were really bad when I stepped down to stage ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:59:33 EST Day 9 and I have gained weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274244 I have not had a cigarette in 9 days...I can breathe better already and it feels really good not to be hacking from the darn things. Unfortunately, I have gained weight but it's okay I am still gonna get there. I was chewing gum and had some dum dums for when I got the cravings and I ran out over the weekend and just started munching (oops!) When I did have them I was eating quite a few at a time so weight gain was expected. I haven't given up though I am not gonna pick them back up just got ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:46:22 EST