HELLO_HURRICANE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HELLO%5FHURRICANE HELLO_HURRICANE'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/ Scale: needs new batteries. Possibly a good thing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973328 Greetings folks, <BR> <BR> This morning I stepped on my scale. When I do step on it in the morning it kinda of sets the tone of what my day could look like. If the weight is too high, I think that I absolutely MUST watch what I eat. If my weight is stable, I think, well I could have a chai tea latte or that afternoon snack. Whatever the number, it never looks the same at night. It's infuriating sometimes. But I usually only think about my weight when I see it, otherwise I'm really just being... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 20:35:27 EST Birth control weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972844 Greetings folks, <BR> <BR> It's been a while to say the least. I decided that after some time I would finally give birth control--the pill, a shot. It has been my second month taking it and I definitely have seen some weight gain. My chest did get slightly bigger but I feel the fat come more easily on my body and I notice the difference when I wear pants especially. I knew that once I started taking the pill there would be some weight gain but I feel like it's rough at the moment. <BR> <BR... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 22:40:54 EST working on working out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662376 I have been working out to a work out DVD since Sunday (so for three days now, I havent worked out yet today) and I feel pretty good. I want to see if I could go one month with working out to the video, especially because it has good leg exercises. I feel that I just need to add more cardio though but getting the time to do it is the issue. <BR> <BR> Today should be a nice day. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:44:24 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660023 So today was that day where I looked down on the scale after neglecting it for some time and said Oh Shoot (or some variation of that). I haven't been doing well. I have been avoiding the responsibility of really taking care of myself. <BR> <BR> I could make excuses. Many excuses. But I have been screwing up. And watching too much Girls on demand to actually be living. <BR> <BR> So, the go to diet maybe is going to be possibly drinking those meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:34:20 EST Back again after several months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499367 Greetings bloggers and blog readers, <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I last logged onto sparkpeople's website. A short summary of what has happened since I last logged in: <BR> -my dad had a TBI, he's recovering though <BR> -I got a new part-time job <BR> -I work a good amount <BR> -I have stopped working out and eating right <BR> -also, I do not belong to a gym <BR> <BR> So, overall things are scattered. I made a pot of vegetarian chili this morning and I have been digging into it since ... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 14:52:21 EST Balancing Moods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335703 Today was an interesting day. I'm noticing more and more than I am still dealing with a lot of unresolved issues. Case in point, today, for no reason whatsoever I felt like crying after class. I felt like I was about to start crying. I had to take deep breaths for a while to make sure that I kept myself in check. If someone had asked me how I was feeling I probably would have started crying on them. It's not good. I ended up driving home and just crying. I get this way at times, and I just fi... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:10:36 EST Doing the work. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331770 Today is all about doing the work. <BR> <BR> Things accomplished today: <BR> -met with boss, given review <BR> -saw HR, sent HR an email to followup with a position <BR> -took 2 exercise classes: body challenge (kicked my butt, I could feel my thighs) and pilates which felt more like a stretching class but it was a nice compliment afterwards <BR> -I made fish with lemon juice instead of olive oil <BR> -->I put my food intake my tracker and noticed that if I used the amount of olive oil that ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:53:20 EST Today will be a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316775 I am trying to create new habits and work towards my goals. <BR> <BR> Each day I am putting on paper a checklist of things I would like to get done. Today's goals involve working out, reading for a training, doing some work for school, and applying for one job since I will be graduating soon and need a career. I will work on eating mindfully today and not overdoing it with drinking too many coffees or other beverages that in excess. <BR> <BR> To meet my goals I need to be: organized, mindfu... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:47:25 EST New Goals, new outlook http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314164 It started with a binge. I binged on a lot...of food so I'll spare you with the details. I feel like I am freaking the heck out. It's not just about food, but more importantly about life. I need to change things and I am always talking about how I need to change things. <BR> <BR> So I must ask, how does one get sh*t done? Where is the start of this change, how do I continue with a goal? I need a mantra, and I think that I'm sticking with "Get sh*t done". Basic, simple, it has a goal. <BR> <... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 23:46:09 EST Getting back on the wagon again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282128 Morning, it is Monday and we have all sprung ahead an hour which means this morning was a pain in terms of getting up. So, the new plan is to get back on the spark wagon, track my calories and work out. I put into my food log what I should eat today and I will have that list with me in my pocket and check off foods as I go through the day. After work I will plan to work out for an hour: hopefully by jogging since I bought new jogging sneakers to bring myself to get motivated about working out... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:41:49 EST Eating too much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262483 I feel like I'm not in control. I eat too much. I do not track my calories because I'm afraid to find out how many I am taking in. I'm just wondering how to make it easier, this whole eating mess. I feel like I need to make substitutions with foods that I eat/drink. <BR> <BR> For instance, I should give up on the coffee creamer and just drink tea. <BR> <BR> Instead of crackers I could eat carrots. <BR> <BR> Instead of bagels I could make friends with salad, and so on. <BR> <BR> My plan is... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:31:19 EST Sparkpeople levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245524 Next to the total number of spark points that I have is a level. My level is 5. I have no clue what that means. I have not made much progress in my road to eating better. I should be at level one, not five. <BR> <BR> Nevertheless, there's always a first day, a first moment where I COULD make the choice to eat better. It's the eating that is an issue for me. I overeat. I have always ate way too much. It is so difficult to eat the recommended amount. Even when I lost weight in the past, I stil... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:03:35 EST There's a she wolf in your closet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242662 So I was going to write just a moopy blog entry but then I started to play the shakira "she wolf" song and I just can't. She keeps talking about the she wolf in my closet. Alright, the current song is Adele's "When will I see you again". <BR> <BR> Now that you could picture what is playing in my room while I write this, I feel like a large part of the reason why I can not get on track with eating healthy really just comes down to my relationship with my self. I had a dream last night where ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:23:50 EST Watching snow fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148490 The snow is falling and I am sitting alone at an empty table with a candle burning. I just read a blog of a person that I used to go to school with. I was busy scanning through the pages of a job search engine eagerly searching for some sort of future before even finishing my current education and main source of capital for my next job. I realized that I do not want to be a no one, and settle into having nothing of value. I just need to find some sort of inspiration, or direct goal or vision ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:29:05 EST I need to change things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098912 I need to change things. <BR> <BR> When I was younger and imagined my life in my mid twenties, I didn't think it would be like this. I thought that I would have more figured out and more accomplished at this point. I thought that maybe I would actually have meaningful relationships with others and feel at peace with myself. This has not happened yet. Not at all. Food is my coping strategy. It's what I use to cope with feeling let down, bored, annoyed, and I use it to fill that void that I d... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:45:08 EST I literally hiked a mountain, Mt Washington http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061504 Hi again, <BR> <BR> So yesterday I hiked up Mt Washington in New Hampshire. The hike, while short around 3 miles or even less, was brutal. Everything about it, the weather (around 30 degrees), the wind (upto 60 mph), and the hiking backpack. Once up there at the visitors center I refused to hike down due to the conditions. I ended up taking the shuttle back down because I have never been so tired and ready to give up. So the hike was bittersweet then, I made it up but I did not at all want t... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:09:25 EST How do people eat well/exercise without getting tired of it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056785 So I am sitting on the carpet of a room with a huge cage with guinea pigs simply munching on their hay. They have the good life, I feed them the healthiest food. In addition to their main food hay and their pellets, they get the best fruits and vegetables. All they really have to do is move so that way they'll probably poop better. Meanwhile, being a person, on top of the responsibilities of life, I have to work on eating well and exercising. It gets pretty tiring after a while. It get tiring... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:45:51 EST Magic Bullet etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053651 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> So I recently bought an Aldi brand Magic Bullet type of smoothie machine for about $15. I have to say that I love it so far! I always hear about people making smoothies but whenever I make then in the traditional blender I end up just wasting a lot of it because I love stuffing that blender till it's completely full. This magic bullet knockoff is wonderful because I put in what I need for a single serving smoothie. So this morning I made a smoothie with vanilla greek y... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:56:28 EST Making smarter food choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046643 Hello sparkers, <BR> <BR> So after logging my breakfast: oatmeal with chia seeds/flax seeds/sugar in the raw, and a pint of strawberries with chai tea and a few almonds I found out that my breakfast is 780 calories. I dont think that regular people eat this many calories for breakfast. While putting together my breakfast I thought that everything looks healthy. Oat meal has a good amount of fiber. Chia and flaxseeds are supposed to be health foods. Almonds, strawberries are also supposed to ... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 07:25:47 EST Goals for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045290 So I think that there are many runners out there. I want to be a runner eventually. This morning I will go the gym and attempt to jog. Then afterwards I will eat lunch and then force myself to stay at school for the rest of the day up until 8:30ish. Exciting indeed. <BR> <BR> I'm excited because it's basically fall. That means boots and cute jackets. And lots of chai lattes. Or chai tea which is a whole lot cheaper just to make at home with far less calories. <BR> <BR> So today I will work... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:50:43 EST 200 situps a day can go a long way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043502 200 situps a day can go a long way, that's at least what I'm hoping. It's my plan to start the day off right. I get up, eat, do things that I have to do and then just get them over with at the start of the day. I like when I read blogs and people have very specific goals and accomplishments on there. I think that 200 situps in the morning is doable and easy. <BR> <BR> Today the plan is to watch my food intake. I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to make it to the gym today but we will see... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:22:01 EST My couch potato kinda night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042364 So yesterday was my couch potato kinda night. It started with junk and ended with more junk. Afterwards I felt tired, not productive, and overall lazy. I did however, do very well in Mario Kart (the video game where you could be in the lead and then someone throws a shell at you and it's all over, well it could be). Nevertheless, happy labor day! It's a new day. I went to the store and got some really great deals! I'm cheap so when thrift shops are half off, I'm all over that only buying the ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 11:45:36 EST Last day of August and September goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038397 I can't believe that it's the last day of August. Summer is basically over, I start classes back up again on Wednesday. Here comes stress and sleepless nights. Luckily, it's only one year. I actually like school though, it makes life a bit more hopeful. <BR> <BR> The goal today is to eat with moderation. Yesterday I did well with my food intake until dinner. It's hard to eat well sometimes when you live with a man that loves pasta and all things noodle. I had half a huge plate of pasta with... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:22:52 EST Logging my food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037332 So yesterday I managed to basically stay within my calorie range, I went over by less than 100 calories so for me I take that as staying within my calorie range. Usually I tend to go way over. Part of the reason why I probably stayed within my calorie range is because yesterday I got a cold and slept for much of the night. It's really easy for me to snack at night because the TV is usually on until midnight. <BR> <BR> So today the plan is to: <BR> -log my food <BR> -complete day two of the ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:23:04 EST Eating a big breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035768 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> So I'm not sure about you but I love to eat a big, satisfying breakfast. They say it's the most important meal of the day but I tend to go overboard. This morning my breakfast topped out at 883 calories, which is far too much. I am trying to log my calories but when it does it scares me. My breakfast? Greek yogurt packed with protein, instant oats inside, a chocolate protein bar (I was craving sweets, this is bad), and chocolate soy milk. The breakfast is too much. Too... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:19:34 EST Getting back into the spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031155 So, hello. I keep forgetting to get my spark on. I avoid this site and then wonder why I am bad with following through with things. Good times. <BR> <BR> So here I am again. It's a brand new day, literally it's past midnight. Sunday, the start of a new week. I will be working on mindfully being aware of what I eat, think, and how I act. <BR> <BR> I would love some support along the way. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:12:24 EST Day 3 of mainly protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985415 The eating mainly protein plan is stopping. There is a huge lack of fiber. I could take fiber supplements but overall after googling some information on the negative effects I am going back to eating more veggies/fruits. I feel like I am missing out on many different nutrients and all that good stuff. Also it makes you feel backed up (too much information), gross. I have to learn how to start eating healthier without trying these diet fads. I feel a whole lot better when I'm eating fruits, sa... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:30:06 EST Day 2 of mainly protein diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983806 The mainly protein diet is going well. I cheated because I had coffee with caramel/cream, an ice pop and a fudge bar. But other than that, I've been eating mostly protein. I feel full but I miss fruits/veggies. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:55:48 EST Day 1 of trying a protein based diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981589 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I decided that I am going to try to eat a diet high in protein for this week. My sister has that Dukan diet book and while at her house yesterday I was skimming through it. I figure that I will try the protein diet using fish as my main source of protein. Today is day one and I feel pretty full. I ate basically a bucket, one of those large containers of greek yogurt. At 440 calories and 36grams of protein it's pretty filling. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:05:33 EST Dr Oz vitamin does something... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976923 The Dr Oz glucomannan vitamin does something. It had me pay close to $20 for the vitamin. It did not help me feel fuller really. It probably does help with the fiber intake but that's about it for me. <BR> <BR> So, argh, I feel like whenever I come onto this blog I am basically trying to start over again. I abandon sparkpeople a lot because I am so freakin bad at consistency and also communication skills, even when it involves just communicating with a computer. Argh, I am terrible with rel... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:39:55 EST Trying out a Dr Oz vitamin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960196 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Whenever I gain weight I always look for something new to try instead of just focusing on consistently doing things the healthy way like I should do. So, I am trying glucomannan, a fiber vitamin, that is supposed to help you feel full with each meal. I will be taking it upto an hour before meals and tracking my progress to see if it works. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 08:23:42 EST Refreshed and ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946358 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> I am back from vacation and back into the swing of things. I woke up late but now I have the rest of the day just to get settled in and do things that I need to get done. Exciting isn't it. Well I will work on planning for this weeks goals and doing the many chores that I need to get done. I could pick how I want to live my life, it's my choice. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:06:58 EST Feeling gross. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923992 I feel gross. I binged for most of today. I have to start owning up to things that I want in life. I need to start putting in the effort to accomplish things that I find important. I have to stop with the excuses. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:13:14 EST How do normal people eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920797 So I binged, and binged, and binged today. I found myself thinking that my eating habits are unhealthy. Whenever I'm not doing anything I snack. I don't even stop and think before I grab something and put it into my mouth. I'm not sure if I'm just mad, sad, feeling lonely, or what, I just instantly put something into my mouth. That's not normal. I workout a good amount. My exercise habits are fine, it's just my eating that is out of control. I feel like I eat like an 8 year old. Now that I'm ... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:47:07 EST Weekly update and new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919775 So it is another new week. Another new set of challenges are coming up. For instance, how does a person do well while on vacation? I'm going away this weekend and I feel like the vacation is going to be some activity mixed with a lot of going out to eat. Yay for vacations but I don't like the feeling of going out to eat everyday. Especially when if I go out to eat, I'd still be able to get the waffle fries instead of vegetables on the side. <BR> <BR> Last week's goals went okay. I went to th... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 07:45:01 EST New month, new week, new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909624 Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> So June is here already. It's actually been here, I've been denying the fact that it came so quickly. I decided last night that I need to work harder on not eating all the junk that I usually do. My plan, there's always a plan (following through with it is another story), is to eat healthy on a more strict basis until I at least go on vacation towards the end of June. That means no candy or pastries like donuts. If I do go out to eat, which is a common weekly happen... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 07:35:29 EST Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900439 So hello, my name is Hello_hurricane and I am an emotional eater. I realized how quickly I turn to food after getting off the phone with a relative that gave me a list of requests to do for her today. Immediately after getting off the phone I ate some coffee cakes, then some tuna fish sandwiches, then looked for more to snack on before finally stopping myself and thinking that I am the text book example of an emotional eater. Emotional regulation isn't happening with me at this point in time.... Sun, 27 May 2012 21:44:55 EST What works? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897888 So, I'm not sure how to keep going with this whole spark healthy life style. I set up goals, do well for a day, eat a bunch of donuts the next day, and then repeat the cycle. For instance today, I eat modestly well except for all the coffee creamer that I had in my many cups of coffee. Later on today I will go out to eat and then go to a bar just to briefly wish someone a happy birthday. These events/outings lead to overeating. Also, I tend to eat when I'm bored/emotional. And then I make exc... Fri, 25 May 2012 16:27:31 EST Poor eating habits and goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888533 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I feel like I'm a bipolar foodie. My last blog talked about having a good few days, this blog will talk about my poor eating habits week where I basically gained back all the pounds that I lost. Ugh..so I will spare you the details if you're reading (I first wrote eating here, food is definitely on my mind) this blog. But it all boils down to the details, the day to day choices we all make. I know what I should be doing, but I haven't been doing it. I've been letting m... Sat, 19 May 2012 12:31:18 EST Week is off to a better start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882076 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> So last week was pretty bad in terms of eating a whole lot of junk without stopping. Yesterday was an alright food day, I still went over my recommended calories but I made up for it by going to two tough gym classes at the Y. I was a sweaty mess by the end of them. <BR> <BR> I put in my calorie intake for today as I'm trying to plan ahead. My salad has a lot of extra calories because of the cheese I put in it. I love cheese, and adding lots of veggies so that my sal... Tue, 15 May 2012 07:26:25 EST Continuous Binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878666 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I have been eating a lot. Bingeing basically, having a loss of control while eating. Eating crap. For a few days. I feel gross. I don't know what else to say. Sat, 12 May 2012 19:58:35 EST Bears love hugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871326 I have a shirt that has a bear on it with the words "Hug?" written across its chest. Bears must love hugs then. <BR> <BR> Today was a beautiful day. <BR> <BR> I left work early, went hiking through the great outdoors and saw two waterfalls. I read a chapter of a book while sitting on a sandy man-made lake. I got to see lots of tadpoles in the water and eat lots of fruit. <BR> <BR> Afterwards I went to a gym class and came home to home made macacroni and cheese loaded with cheese/fat/more ... Mon, 7 May 2012 21:44:23 EST New week, new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868990 Happy Sunday Sparkers, <BR> <BR> This last week has been going well, I have been hitting the gym more for classes which always makes me feel good. My weight has been weird, it's gone down but I'm not sure how because I continue to overeat on most days. Lots of times I'll go over with healthy foods so it's fine but I still have the worst sweet tooth. I just finished a chocolate bar but at least I ate it mindfully, trying to enjoy each bite. I don't know if I could take sweets out of my daily ... Sun, 6 May 2012 14:20:36 EST Up 2ish pounds and rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856464 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Today was a great day. I went to the United Women's Rally to support women's health, economic prosperity/equal pay, women politicians, etc. It was wonderful to see the amount of women present at the event and I hope that even more women get involved in issues that affect us all including public policy, and getting more women elected into office in order to support women's rights/family policies. <BR> <BR> In other news, ack, after my poor eating choices I am up around... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 16:26:13 EST Making Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854415 Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> So, I haven't written a blog in a few days because I have been embarrassed of my eating behavior. This was my last week of classes and I have been stress eating the heck out of my junkfood at my house. I know it may be normal to turn to food when stressed but my mindset while eating was completely distorted. For a few days whenever I started eating all sorts of junk, I basically told myself that 'today I blew it, I might as well just eat whatever and try to eat heal... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:37:25 EST Pure Freakin' Dread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848957 Oh my, so this is my pure, every second full of gross ineffective dread, posting. I have one long, overly dumb, overly critical teacher grading full of words paper that I must write soon. It pains me to even have to stay up all night tonight typing it. I want to just recite every inappropriate word and fling it (the encyclopedia of bad words) at another book. <BR> <BR> In other news, I overate today but I worked out a lot so it might be okay? Most of what I ate was healthy. <BR> <BR> The l... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:12:23 EST Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4846470 Happy Weekend Sparkers, <BR> <BR> So far I have been having trouble with going out to eat and making the right choices, I went out to eat on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I really would rather get something really tasty when I go out to eat instead of something good, but not that satisfying. I have to work on that. <BR> <BR> In other news, I completed some of my last weeks goals. I lost 1.6 lbs :), drank more water, and finished my papers, and I also went to the gym 3 times during the wee... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:55:52 EST Is running the go to workout of choice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842103 So after reading countless blogs a common theme keeps coming up for folks: running. Running hard, 5Ks, 10Ks, you name it. I'm wondering now if running is the go to workout of choice to see results. <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but when I have tried running I felt pretty weird even while on a treadmill. At the park I almost feel like I'm a part rabbit-person just hopping around the track. I wonder, where do I put my arms, should I be breathing through my nose, things like that. Last summ... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:08:01 EST Feeling committed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4840094 So while I pedal away while typing this post, I feel like I am finally becoming more committed to this SP program. Even though I tend to go over my allowed calories, I find myself putting in exercise time on most days. Today I did the Shred and now I'm going to pedal for a bit. Some of the most stressful days are happening this week/next schoolwise. The old me would have gobbled up cookies and sweets during the writing process. Instead now I am procrastinating, but also doing the work as need... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:56:17 EST A blog for Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838803 Even though today is Tuesday, I feel like I should have blogged for yesterday. Yesterday went well. I got out of work early to work on my papers which really didnt happen due to the super nice day and the realization that maybe Thursday is really far away (it isn't). I went to the gym and got my butt kicked in a bootcamp class. My goal is to get to the gym for one more day this week. <BR> <BR> I went over my nutritional goals yesterday because I had some chex mix right in front of me. Once I... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:19:19 EST