HEATHER39's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEATHER39 HEATHER39'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/ Back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3906630 I've been gone for a few months. Stress,depression and major negativity kept me away from Sparkpeople and from my goals. <BR> Well, it's a New Year and I'm ready for the "New" me! I'm back on track and ready for change! <em>30</em> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:42:42 EST One Raisin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3690332 Today I attended a workshop at our local Meditation center. It was called Food and Body Image. <BR> I signed up for the class hoping to get some tips on how to eat more responsibly. But I came away with so much more. <BR> <BR> After meeting the teacher, my classmates and a brief meditation we had our first exercise. We sat in a group of four and spoke about our issues with our bodies and food and how our families influenced these feelings. One person spoke for five minutes and the other thre... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 23:56:14 EST Great Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3650968 Today was awesome. <BR> I took my daughter to her friend's, the twins, birthday party. It was held by the bay. <BR> The highlight of the party was a walk on the the mud flats to look for crab and other critters. <BR> Oh, and I didn't eat or even taste a cupcake! Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:47:12 EST Happy September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3600403 A new month has started. It's time for some new goals. <BR> 1. Eat breakfast every morning <BR> 2. Drink my eight glasses of water!!!!!! <BR> 3. Take at least one yoga class this month <BR> 4. Only one sweet treat per week <BR> 5. Get to bed by 10:00 pm <BR> 6. do the 30 Day Shred <BR> <BR> These goals are very doable. I can do it!!! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 12:37:53 EST And Finally the Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3587445 Saturday was the big Party. It was too warm for me to wear my fabulous dress. But, I wore a beautiful new tunic and a pair of leggings. My husband said I looked HOT! ;) <BR> This party was for a classmate of my daughter. He turned five and the celebration was at his grandma's beautiful home in Napa. The house was INCREDIBLE! There were fruit trees, a warm water pool and a sculpture garden. The hosts were so gracious. We swam, picked fruit, enjoyed the art and had yummy healthy food for lunch... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 01:14:35 EST 3 pounds down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3580463 My goal was 5 pounds but I'm happy with 3. I lost 1/2 inch off my waist and the dress looked great when I tried it on! Unfortunately, it will be too hot for me to wear it to the party tomorrow. So, I'll wear it for date night with my hubby next month. <BR> YAY! Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:19:49 EST snack attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3571531 Today I ate a <em>475</em> a <em>76</em> and a <em>471</em> ! <BR> Yes, it's that time of the month. Fortunately, I ate healthy the rest of the day. So, I am only 60 calories over today. Sigh. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:30:13 EST Slow and Steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3554227 will win this race! <BR> I've lost another half pound. At first I was really bummed out because I've really been working hard this week. But today I'm cool with it. My body is doing what's best for it. <BR> Slow weight loss. <BR> So, unless I lose 3 pounds by next Friday I won't meet my mini goal. I'm ok with that. <BR> I feel great,the dress will fit better and I'm back on track! <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 15:24:10 EST Leo Birthday Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3538200 Three of my friend celebrated their birthdays tonight. All three are very healthy eaters so the selection was mostly healthy. We had veggie chili,brown rice and fresh veggies. But we also had pringles chips and smores. I ate 8 pringle chips and had two smores. I didn't have beer or wine, I drank water. And I had a spinach salad for lunch. my calorie count was only off by 3. SO,.........................I came home and <em>218</em> for 15 minutes. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 02:17:00 EST 1/2 pound down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3526912 After a pretty tough week and a weekend of birthday parties I still managed to lose a little. <BR> My mini goal for today is to not eat bread. So far so good. <BR> 3 1/2 more pounds to meet my mini weight goal. <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> Update: No bread passed these lips, to rest on my hips, today! Wed, 11 Aug 2010 18:56:35 EST Lost one pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3503515 I'm feeling great and motivated. I lost one pound and have 4 more to go to meet my mini goal. <BR> Keeping active today, eating right, drinking my water and will do some cardio work as well. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 17:19:33 EST Party Dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3495163 I bought a wonderful little party dress. It was on sale and is fabulous. <BR> The dress "fits" but, it's a bit um, snug around my bootie. LOL <BR> So, I want to wear this dress to a party on the 28th. My goal is to lose at least five pounds to give myself a little wiggle room. <em>211</em> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 13:12:40 EST Have to get moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3378708 Another Monday morning and I'm ready for change. <BR> For the last few months I've lost my way and gain back some weight. <BR> I'm really ready this time and I will lose the weight! <BR> So, my new goal is to get to my goal weight by my wedding anniversary in October. <BR> I can do it! Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:03:26 EST Fat thighs, flabby arms, a pot belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3318692 This is my new favorite song today. I'm hoping to rid myself of all of the above! <BR> Happy Hump Day! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XPl6Pb8K<BR>4I&feature=related <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jun 2010 19:58:01 EST Shape Ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3003031 My Hubby bought me a pair of Sketchers Shape ups for my birthday in February. It took a little while to get use to the motion of walking in them. But I really feel it in my legs and butt after a long walk. They are great, plus they make me taller! Gotta love that. <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:37:06 EST Getting myself together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2948785 It was a rough month. <BR> My son had pneumonia. It's been raining forever. I had a birthday.(not usually a problem but this year I just felt crappy) <BR> <BR> But, I'm pulling it together and moving forward! <em>41</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:13:23 EST another pound down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2783106 I went a little off course this week. It's that time of the month so I got weak and lazy. I had a few sweets and didn't work out. <BR> I did go to a dance that was a benefit for Haiti on Sunday. My daughter, a few friends and I had an amazing time and we raised $600 for Doctors Without Borders. We all broke a sweat! The Dj was Awesome! <BR> And I still lost a pound. I need to keep on course so I can lose more next week. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 18:22:27 EST Day Eight Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2731766 Today was much better than yesterday. <BR> No sweets <BR> no wheat <BR> did shred <BR> half my water <BR> recorded my meals <BR> meditated <BR> went for a walk with my kids <BR> and I'm trying to get to bed early tonight! <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:50:40 EST And http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2730776 I lost one POUND!!!!!!!! <BR> <em>185</em> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:49:08 EST Day Seven Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2730762 Today was a hot mess! <BR> - no sweets <BR> -No wheat <BR> -didn't shred <BR> -didn't record meals ( ate a ton of chips) <BR> -didn't drink all my water <BR> -I think I have PMS <BR> 'nuff said <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:47:35 EST Day six Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2725868 This was a very stressful day. <BR> - no sweets <BR> -no wheat <BR> -drank all my water+green tea <BR> -did not shred(did some yoga) <BR> -played board games inside with my daughter <BR> -logged my meals <BR> -didn't meditate <BR> -went to bed late <BR> <em>24</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:17:39 EST Day Five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2719510 Ugh. I am sick once again. Kinda went a little crazy with the cheese today. And went over my calorie limit by 200. =( (This was for Friday.) <BR> -No sugar today! <BR> -a touch of wheat flour in a hash brown <BR> -No shred <BR> -no playground <BR> -drank my water! <BR> -meditated <BR> -went to bed early and took a nap <BR> -recorded my meals <BR> <em>2</em> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 13:53:19 EST Day four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2716633 good day! <BR> -no sweets <BR> -no wheat <BR> -drank all my water <BR> -recorded my meals <BR> -played at the playground with my kids <BR> -meditated <BR> -did not do shred <BR> -went to be late =( <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 8 Jan 2010 20:00:58 EST Day Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2707159 Today went rather well. <BR> -No sweets! <BR> -No wheat <BR> -Drank my eight glasses of water <BR> -Did the shred <BR> -recorded my meals( stayed under) <BR> -walked with the kids <BR> -meditated <BR> -going to bed soon. <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:14:00 EST Day two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2701589 Tuesday <BR> -sugar free today! <BR> -ate fish that had a smidgen of wheat four (but no bread!) <BR> -did Shred <BR> -drank eight glasses of water(plus one glass of ice green tea) <BR> -didn't play outside but danced inside <BR> -meditated <BR> -recorded my food (over by 10 calories) <BR> -almost time for bed. <BR> Good night all. <BR> <em>102</em> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 23:36:15 EST Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2697634 So, day one is over. Monday <BR> -I ate zero sweets! <BR> -was almost wheat free. <BR> I ate two pepperidge farm goldfish(by mistake wasn't thinking) and my veggie pattie had wheat flour in it <BR> -I only drank half of my required water <BR> -didn't do the shred workout but walked and danced with my kids(more fun) <BR> -I did play outside with my kids. <BR> -didn't record my food <BR> -meditated <BR> -went to sleep a little earlier. <BR> <em>41</em> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:27:38 EST New year, New plan, New me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2688242 This is the year I will make my goal weight. There, I said it out loud. Now I really will get there. <BR> Here's my Plan- <BR> -stop eating sweets (cakes,cookies, blah blah blah) for four weeks <BR> -eat gluten free for four weeks <BR> -drink eight glasses of water a day.( I never can get eight in) <BR> -do the 30 day shred workout for like 30 days ;) <BR> -meditate daily <BR> -record my meals(!!!!!!!!!) <BR> -get more sleep <BR> -play outside more with my kids.(hopscotch kinda sucks when yo... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 20:49:28 EST Can't believe I ate so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2602224 I went home for the holiday and ate like I was an overactive teenager and didn't work out once. <BR> It was fabulous to hang out with my friends and family. And every place we went food was offered. Cakes and pies and cookies and ice cream and mac-n-cheese and well you get the picture. <BR> I didn't say no but I really did cut my portions. Luckily I only gained back two pounds. <BR> <BR> Well, Back to reality and back to healthy living! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:30:38 EST I won't be playing for the NFL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2572292 Last night my fifteen month old couldn't sleep. I moved him into our bed and that did the trick. <BR> A few hours later my four year old joined us and my husband went to sleep on the sofa.(my daughter is a kicker) <BR> <BR> After a fitful night of sleep, my daughter and I got up. My son remained asleep on the bed so I stayed in the room. While I was checking my email he woke up and started to roll. I jumped off my chair, ran across the room and <BR> dove across the bed to stop him from roll... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:17:04 EST Whew , what a week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2559422 This week has been crazy. <BR> My daughter's Birthday was on Tuesday the tenth so, it been all about cupcakes, princesses and playdates. <BR> Monday, we celebrated her birthday at preschool with cupcakes. (I ate one and only one.) Tuesday, we had a play date and went to Fenton's for ice cream.(sigh yup I did) <BR> Wednesday another playdate.(1/4 of a chocolate chip muffin) <BR> And today was my son's kindergym class.(challah) And I was responsible for snack at Sophia's preschool.(apples and... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:53:18 EST Date night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2432781 Last night my Hubby and I had our first night out together since the birth of my son thirteen months ago. <BR> We went out for a yummy meal. I did have dessert but split it with him. And I had one glass of wine. After dinner we went to my friends art opening. There was great art and really good live jazz music. <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful time and I was able to wear an outfit I couldn't fit over the summer! <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:40:30 EST Ouch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2415045 Yesterday , I took my second vinyasa yoga class. There were only three students in the class so the teacher was really watching our form. I learned how to do several poses better and even attempted a handstand with major help from the wall. It was great and it was fun. Or as the teacher says,"too much fun". I signed up for three more classes. <BR> <BR> Today, today I am sore, really sore. My thighs burn a little when I walk upstairs. And my arms feel like I've been carrying groceries two mil... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 19:41:14 EST Yummy Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2407592 This morning I was feeling very motivated. After weighting myself and discovering I lost another pound, I did Namaste Yoga and fixed a healthy breakfast. <BR> My healthy yummy breakfast <BR> 1 cup of plain yogurt <BR> 1 small banana <BR> 1 T of honey (or to taste) <BR> 1/4 tsp of powdered ginger <BR> 1 pretty bowl (I used the base of a pressed glass candy dish I found at a rummage sale) <BR> -slice banana into bite sized disks and arrange artfully in the bottom of the dish. Spoon in the yogur... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:11:42 EST Lost almost an inch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2405628 from my waist YAY! <BR> I can really feel it too. <BR> Today, I took a long walk around the lake and ran into an old neighbor. He has been running the lake(3 miles) daily since he retired 16 years ago. Yup I said 16 years. Mr. Mayo is a true inspiration. He is upbeat and always has a kind word to say. <BR> I hope I am the same when I reach his age. <BR> Keep on moving folks. <em>104</em> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:23:51 EST Vinyasa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2396484 Saturday, I took a Vinyasa style yoga. It had been a long time since my last class so, I was very rusty. <BR> Thing started of well enough,the teacher was cute, my classmates were as rusty as me and my body was workin' the moves. An hour into the class my arms refused to do a steady down ward dog and my abs were tender from all the twists. But I was able to finish the entire ninety minute class. <BR> As I glided out the door on my yoga high, the teacher called out,"see you next Saturday Heat... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:15:02 EST working it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2378409 Today I did a great dance workout on exercisetv.tv <BR> It was led by a guy named Kendall and I remember him from my extended cable days. <BR> My legs are sore but I feel great. <em>224</em> Sun, 6 Sep 2009 20:44:24 EST One pound down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2358374 Yay! I got on the scale today and it read how I was feeling. One Pound down and I'm feeling great. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:22:09 EST YAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2355351 I'm back to my pre-cake weight and I feel great! <BR> This morning I went on a power walk by myself, no stroller and no kids. It was heaven! <BR> <BR> Now I really need to step it up. I have a Dance movie launch party to go to in September and I want to look fierce! <BR> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 01:57:42 EST no ice cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2349142 Today, after a long walk with my kids, I had a pear for dessert instead of ice cream. <BR> And I stopped eating before I was 100% full. This was really hard because lunch was at my favorite greek restaurant. <em>104</em> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:22:52 EST Let her eat Cake. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2342273 Yesterday we had a party to celebrate my son's first birthday. It was a wonderful party. <BR> We were surround by friends,much joy and loads of love. But I was struggling. <BR> SO, to fill the hole I ate nearly a whole cake. <BR> <BR> Today is the first anniversary of my Mother's death. I miss her. <BR> <BR> Today I am really trying to stay busy so I don't over eat. My husband threw the rest of the cake in the trash for me. I've done two stretch workouts today and I am going to get in ei... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:00:05 EST Feeling Great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2323422 I have been really been eating well lately. <BR> More fruits and veggies have been on my plate. And less sweets and bread have been on my mind. <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:33:34 EST !6 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2307590 I'm finally back. We went on vacation and so did my diet. <BR> Stress was a major factor in my weight gain, so was depression but the main culprit was laziness. <BR> I really need to put in the work to make this really pay off. <BR> No more half steppin'! Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:41:03 EST Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2189221 This weekend my eating was off the hook. <BR> I took my daughter to a birthday party on Saturday. <em>44</em> <BR> Sunday, I tried to go shopping for shorts and couldn't find my size or a pair that I liked. So, I ended up shopping for the kids instead. <em>475</em> <BR> Then we went grocery shopping and well.... <em>495</em> <em>480</em> <BR> <BR> Time to get back to work! Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:37:58 EST Hey Momma I smell chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2159685 Yesterday while shopping at the discount market I found a six pack of dark chocolate bars for only two bucks. I just couldn't resist. <BR> <BR> I'm not ashamed to tell you that I hide chocolate from my child. It's my favorite indulgence and she can eat a bar in less than one minute. We call her the wood chipper. <BR> So,this morning I snuck a few squares with my cup of mint tea before my daughter came down for breakfast. <BR> When she finally found her way down to the kitchen, she kissed m... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:10:37 EST One pound down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2133149 Yay I'm really working to meet or beat my goal for this month. <BR> Yesterday I got up an hour early,thanks to my nine mont old son. But instead of turning on the tv to watch infomercials about abductors and such I worked my abs and did stretches. <BR> <BR> Later that day, my husband and I walked the kids to the park. I pushed my daughter around on her bike then we played freeze tag. And I ran up the hill that leads to our home pushing my son in his stroller.WHEW <BR> <BR> Later that same ... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 11:42:49 EST Ok Ok Ok I get it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2124118 I know I can't blame this recent weight gain on having an out of town guest. <BR> My uncle didn't make me eat ice cream,candy, and tons of other high calorie items while he was here. No,that was all me. Now I have three more pounds to get rid of. Sigh Thu, 4 Jun 2009 21:11:22 EST Class Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2102285 Today was my daughter's preschool's class trip. I was one of the homeroom parents that walked the kids to the local fire station. The kids had a blast listening to Fireperson Maria tell them all about the station and how to stop, drop and roll. The kids also got to slide down the pole. Of course my Sophie had to do it twice. <BR> It was a great trip and I got a good walk out of it. <BR> <BR> <em>270</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 17:57:21 EST Walking on Sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2072960 Today is a gorgeous day. My kids and I went for a walk in one of our city's public gardens. The sun was bright and we had the whole place to ourselves. My daughter loves flowers and watching the vegetables grow larger in the Children's garden. There is a special area called the Sensory Garden that contains brightly colored and fragrant herbs. It so heartwarming to find something so beautiful and unexpected in the middle of Oakland. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 18 May 2009 17:12:59 EST Four days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2045926 I made it four days without eating sugary snacks. <BR> Today was such a hot day that I caved and ate ice cream. <BR> So <BR> I will begin again on Monday. <BR> <BR> I want these shoes! <BR> http://www.reebok.com/US/?#/product?mode<BR>lId=30035866&articleId=R418529 <BR> Fri, 8 May 2009 17:06:39 EST Still Sugar free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2036416 This is day two of the week without sugar. <BR> Yesterday was the the hardest. My kids were acting like wild animals and my husband was on his period. But I held strong! <BR> Five more days to go! <em>198</em> Tue, 5 May 2009 18:06:55 EST