HICCUPINGDUCK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HICCUPINGDUCK HICCUPINGDUCK'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/ Sorry for the negativity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261984 I apologize that my posts seem nothing but negative recently. I'm just having a rough go at it. <BR> I'm incredibly tired and stressed out. I feel as though no one in my family is helping me. I'm up at all hours checking on my mom and losing sleep because of it. I have to force myself to eat due to having no appetite and even though I ate what was on plan AND got in a workout, I still gained like, two pounds back. I'm certain that stress is contributing to it. <BR> No one is up at 3am after h... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:54:07 EST Second verse, worse than the first (need some prayers and vibes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260974 I've still been taking care of my mom. I helped her relax, which is good. I'm going to start doing the relaxing technique I use to help me relax to help her. It worked very well and she was impressed. <BR> <BR> So, my grandma fell while she was getting out of her car and broke her hip. She has to undergo surgery either today or tomorrow. Depending, she may be staying here so we can look after her, that, or I'm volunteering myself to look after her at her house (since my aunt incapable of do... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:33:49 EST Needs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260141 I need a hotel bed, a hot tub, my boyfriend, and Chinese food, and my week will end on the right foot. It's not going to happen because a.) My mom needs me because of her shoulder surgery. b.) Hot tubs are expensive. c.) Boyfriend is at work. Hopefully I'll see him later. d.) Chinese food isn't on plan. <BR> If it isn't one thing, it's another. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:23:17 EST Annoyed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254762 I knew I had to babysit my niece today, so I called off work last week. It’s easier for me to have days off because my boss is my grandma and I’m not as essential (but still pretty damn essential) as my cousin. Either way, my grandma is pretty lenient, but I enjoy working there (except for my annoying coworker). I like what I do. <BR> <BR> HOWEVER, it is not okay for my sister’s boyfriend to go out late and then miss work because he’s tired. He works for my dad. My brother (who also works t... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:24:32 EST EAT ALL THE FOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238725 I am craving everything I shouldn't be eating. I want chinese food. I want a big bowl of lo mein. i want pizza...I seriously want to eat everything that I shouldn't. I've been drinking water to satisfy these cravings, but it's not helping! This is so frustrating!! Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:33:01 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236912 *Note: I posted this on my tumblr as well. <BR> <BR> Last weigh in I gained four pounds. I knew that was going to happen. I ate horribly, didn’t exercise (except my back), and was just in a blah mood. I was a bit upset at myself for allowing myself to get that down. <BR> <BR> However, last week I was like “I’m gonna do this. I’m gonna kick ass. I got this.” All my hard work paid off. I lost… <BR> <BR> 8 pounds! 8 POUNDS!! I’m so excited! I haven’t been this low in a long time. I never weig... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 10:12:05 EST Hello. My name is Baillie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231593 I've now made it a point to introduce myself to the class instructors at my gym. Not only are they encouraging and make class fun, but getting to know them means having a friend in class, even if they are up on a stage. <BR> Last night I met Joanie, my zumba instructor. I seriously do not understand why her class isn't filled. Perhaps because it's less intense than other zumba classes, but you do get your heart rate up and start sweating. She's more fun too. You can tell she likes to mix it ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:12:04 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229410 So, my weigh in was...a gain. Of a ton. I don't even remember how much. I totally get why and I'm definitely responsible. With back pain and a cold, and my grandma's 80th birthday, it's no wonder that I gained so much. <BR> I'm not letting it get me down. I had a moment to feel bad, but I can fix it. Today I went running and I did Body Pump! I made a new friend at body pump and she's pretty much the sweetest person! We're gonna be doing this class together on Tuesdays and Thursdays (she's g... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:48:39 EST Back pain update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220174 I got a massage in hopes that it'll help with the pain...it made it worse. I couldn't sleep because it hurt so much to roll over and get comfortable. At 4am I was incredibly thirsty so I went downstairs to get some water. It was the worst pain I've experienced. I barely bent to get ice and it hurt so bad that I just broke down in sobs. It's frustrating! <BR> My back is still hurting, but I'm trying to walk around and move a little bit. I sat on a medicine ball for about 15 minutes to help wit... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:05:52 EST Sore throat, back pain, WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218468 My back is killing me. I did something to it at zumba and now I can barely move without being in pain. This too shall pass. Even though I'm kinda bummed that I wasn't able to run and missing my Body Pump class, there are other days! When my back gets better, I'm planning on taking full advantage. For now, it's walk every half hour around the store or the warehouse (the store is better because it's not cold) and when I get home, put heat on it. I have a few more hours until I can take advil. I... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:06:39 EST WOO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215940 I woke up feeling crappy but later on I felt better. I was feeling quite antsy so I went running around my house. I'm lucky enough to have a decent sized yard to run in. I ran 2.5 miles around my house. It was an amazing feeling, even though my throat is raw and I have no voice. <BR> <BR> I also made zucchini alfredo. It is now my comfort food as it is so cheesy (laughing cow light cheese) and the zucchini is somewhat soft but still has a light crunch to it. I need to have some protein so I... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:46:22 EST Well crap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212790 I have calluses on the ball of my left foot. I went to the doctor to see what they were and she was like "yep. calluses. I'll shave off the dead skin." Dear Lord, it hurts to walk on it. I asked her if there was anything I can do to soften the skin. She told me that the only thing I can do is to stay off of it for a few weeks. <BR> <BR> Hahahahaha no. <BR> <BR> I'm staying off of it until Monday, when I start running and zumba-ing again. I'm also going to talk to a podiatrist about it. I fe... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:19:13 EST ZUMBAAA and awesomeness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208450 I've been neglecting my spark blog, but I haven't jumped off the wagon. <BR> I lost 5.5 pounds at my weigh in yesterday...I have pretty much lost 20 pounds! Not only that, but I won a prize for shaking my butt in zumba. The instructor has won my heart and I plan on going to that class every Monday. By the first song, I was dying. By the end, I was swimming in a pool of my own sweat. I felt absolutely amazing and empowered! <BR> I just wanted to give a quick update! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:34:13 EST Vulnerable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186082 This is something that I feel as though I need to post. I’m about to shed and expose myself for the first time. I’m about to be completely vulnerable. <BR> This is me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l137389662.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873096763.jpg"> <BR> All 234 pounds of me. <BR> This is something that I keep to myself. <BR> Looking at these pictures had me break down and cry. It makes me so sad that I have allowed myself to be... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:17:31 EST Right hand in the aaaiirrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179090 Just finished a Zumba workout at home. My sister loves the gift I gave her (Zumba for wii). It just so happens that I’m allowed to use it occasionally. Even my 4 year old niece plays it. <BR> <BR> I burned 767 calories in 45 minutes. I feel my muscles burning and aching a little bit, and there’s sweat dripping down my face. It feels good to work at home and having my niece dance beside me. I love being able to get my family moving as well. <BR> <BR> Now it’s time to cut up some chicken and ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:36:24 EST No worries, I'm alive!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177995 I've just been super busy with Christmas!! It's over, and I can finally concentrate on myself! <BR> <BR> I’m very proud that I pushed through the menstrual cramps and did a workout. <BR> <BR> It was Richard Simmons Sweatin’ to the Oldies 3. Yes, I know, it seems lame, but it really isn’t. I felt my muscles working and I am covered in sweat. My heart rate went up and I gave it my all. I’ve said this once before, but I do enjoy how his DVDs have people of all shapes and sizes. It makes you th... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:07:00 EST And the final grade... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171040 I GOT A B! <BR> I PASSED! <BR> I GRADUATED! <BR> I'M DONE! <BR> I JUST CAN'T RIGHT NOW! <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:39:33 EST My awesome gifts for my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170196 My friends know that I'm not going to be too serious. I'm sending them a framed picture of me and them making strange faces... <BR> I'm also burning a cd called Jingle Bells. <BR> It's just a compilation cd with jingles and theme songs from shows from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. <BR> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:37:40 EST Meh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169231 I don't have much to say. My weekend sucked when it came to eating right. I went on a bar crawl with my friend because she really wanted to go and had no one to go with, and then some of my close friends came into town and wanted to eat a certain restaurant. I seriously need to start making the right choices when it comes to dining out. <BR> <BR> Plus side: January 2014...I'll be doing my first 10k in Disney World! The Princess Run! I'm very excited for this and I'm gonna start training soon... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:00:10 EST YAAAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166576 I'm done I'm done I'm done I'm done!! YIPEEEEEE!! <BR> Because I'm free, I already went for a run and plan to make some zucchini chips and relax today! AAH! THIS FEELS SO AMAZING!!! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:42:53 EST Just a quick entry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165581 The last few days had me stressed beyond belief. I’m way behind in biology and I have to do a catch up all this week. I have a term paper that I’m starting in a little bit as well as an exam which I’m doing tomorrow. I have an article that’s due, but that’ll take me about 20 minutes to complete and turn in. I’m trying to get this all done…by tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I fell off the wagon yesterday, but I’m back on and incredibly positive. I’m almost done with this class and then I get my degree, I... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:00:25 EST So tired... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163774 Day 2 of biology finished. <BR> I forgot I have another article to write about. <BR> I'll do that on Friday. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - <BR> - Reading tons and tons <BR> - Study Guide <BR> - Take exam <BR> - Finish Lab 8 <BR> - Start on term paper <BR> (I seriously think I'm going to stay home from work so I can do this...the reading takes hours to do as well as the study guide) <BR> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:51:13 EST So busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162166 I'm an expert at procrastinating. <BR> <BR> I have about a week to do four weeks of biology (condensed into two weeks). I won't be blogging as much, unless it's during lunch break, because I really need to finish it. <BR> <BR> So, here's a to do list for my own benefit (all of it biology related): <BR> Today: <BR> Article 3 <em>248</em> <BR> Lab 7 <em>248</em> <BR> STUDY <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: <BR> STUDY <BR> Take exam <BR> Read pg. 643-659; 620-640; and 661-678 <BR> S... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:49:27 EST In response to the comments in the previous entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161075 I live at home with my mom, dad, my little sister, my older sister, her boyfriend, and their daughter. I'm technically not in charge of everything. It's more like me offering to cook dinner for the family, but either they don't want it, or have something else in mind. They sit around the table, and by the time I'm done with my meal, I sit by myself. <BR> <BR> I've tried the wii fit and they usually end up leaving the room. That or they're too busy watching a movie to let me even use the wii.... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 12:42:37 EST Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160362 My family doesn't want me to make them dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> They don't want to eat anything that's on my plan. <BR> <BR> You can be supportive, and be encouraging, but it doesn't say much when I want to cook for everyone and they say no and make their own thing. <BR> <BR> It also doesn't help when I ask my family if they wanted to go for a walk with me and every one of them says no. They'd rather sit all day and watch movies. The same goes with asking if they wanted to go to the gym w... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 16:52:13 EST It told me to put a title. It wouldn't post it without it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160200 I apologize for neglecting my journal. I've hardly had time to do much and soon it'll be even more intense. <BR> On Thursday I saw the Hershey Bears practice and fell in love with one of the players who kinda resembles a sloth. If you're a Bruins fan, not only are we enemies, but you may know him. Putting his name down here may have his name in the search engine, thus endangering the chance that we may breed...okay, I'm just kidding about that one. <BR> I was quite proud of myself for being ... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 12:48:29 EST Morning Escapades (With a bit of TMI) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157066 I got to bed early. Midnight is early for me. I had all the lights out and turned on my white noise app. The sound was "rain on a tent." That ambiance makes me so relaxed that it doesn't take long for me to go to sleep. <BR> At around 6:20am, I woke up. I don't know why, but I didn't need to be up. It was still dark and I was still in a daze. I reached over, pressed the button to replay the white noise and rolled over and went back to sleep. <BR> That is...until my app crashed and the rain o... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:08:02 EST Rant rant RAAAANT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155965 I was on my tumblr today and I saw something that bothered me. <BR> "I better get to the gym before all the holiday newbs get there." <BR> "I know, right? I'd rather not hear middle aged ladies talk loudly about their day while I'm trying to listen to music." <BR> "Just wait until the New Years Resolutions people come in..." <BR> <BR> What upsets me is that this blog was supposed to be motivating. How are these words motivating? God forbid someone take up the gym's equipment because they to... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:41:06 EST WORKOUT AND WEIGH IN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155099 I had to do a workout today…I really didn’t feel like it but I did it. <BR> <BR> Perhaps I should explain… <BR> <BR> I did Richard Simmons Sweatin’ to the Oldies. Like seriously, it’s a pretty damn good workout. I added my weight gloves and upped the intensity and I managed to sweat and laugh. Like honestly, this woman was trying to make his moves sexy…honey, it’s Richard Simmons. I mean, A for effort in your early 90s fashion… <BR> <BR> In all honesty though, I think it’s inspiring becaus... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 19:19:18 EST Awkward... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154845 It's not a long blog post but... <BR> Customers came into the store and I put my biology book on the ground. I figured it wasn't appropriate to study because it was the reproductive system. I mean, I'm cool with it, but other customers might not find it so...educational? <BR> Anyway, customers were here for a bit and when they left, I looked down to pick up my book. Apparently I didn't realize it was in view...and it was opened to a lovely diagram of a vagina. <BR> Whoops. <BR> Sorry. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:19:59 EST Welp. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154553 Lovely drama at home. <BR> I started looking at apartments so I can move out. Too bad I can barely afford any of them, and I don't want to share a place with someone that I don't really know. <BR> I'm tired of defending my little sister. I'm always standing up for her, but when she lies to me, it makes me look like an idiot for doing so. THEN she posts a status on facebook, making my family out to be the bad guy for wanting her to come home. I can't write out the story because there were man... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:21:19 EST OH NO! NOT THE COLD!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149408 I feel craptastic. <BR> <BR> I think I have a cold or something. My head is hurting something fierce and I'm actually starting to feel pretty nauseous. However, since my weight gain from Thanksgiving, I've lost all of that and then some (I gained 2.5-3lbs and went down some...). I just want to curl up in bed and sleep for a bit...maybe eat some soup. <BR> <BR> ...I guess the Medifast chili won't be too great for lunch today, especially after the impending barfing happens. <BR> <BR> ...I al... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:09:31 EST Half the battle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148092 I was up late last night comforting my friend. It was so hard to hear her sob and not be there to just hug her and comfort her. I went against my sleep schedule and so I only got around 5 hours of sleep. <BR> When my alarm went off so I could do my morning workout, I laid there for a few moments before sighing and rolling out of bed to make myself a cup of coffee and to start doing a workout. I could've slept in, but working out helped me relieve all that tension and emotion...I'm still incre... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:41:22 EST A sad evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147765 One of my best friends' father passed away tonight. <BR> I never met him, but I've heard about him...my heart is shattered for my friend and I can't be there to hug her and comfort her (she lives in Indiana and I'm in Virginia). <BR> I was considering taking off work tomorrow in case she needed to call and so she knows that someone is around. It's the least I can do right now. <BR> Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:51:21 EST I'm alive!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147029 Thanksgiving is usually busy and this was no exception. There were three hands on deck instead of our usual five. My dad had to work, and my mom had to go to the hospital to visit my grandma who had a "pre-stroke." Thanksgiving rested on the shoulders of me, my friend, and my sister. <BR> <BR> As for eating healthy...I tried. I mean, A for effort, right? Family came in and out all weekend and it was "hey, we're going out with so-and-so," so I pigged out a bit this holiday. I'm sure I gained ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:30:45 EST I NEED MORE HOURS TODAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141375 I hate time. <BR> I hate looking at the clock. <BR> I hate having a schedule. <BR> I hate having so much to do and so little time to do so. <BR> Time just sucks. <BR> <BR> I have a ton of stuff to do today. I'm at work until 5pm and I know I don't have time to do all of this stuff before I can go to bed at a reasonable time. My bedtime is about to be unreasonable. <BR> <BR> - Get eyebrows waxed <BR> - Get car washed <BR> - Purchase flannel sheets <BR> - Purchase heater <BR> - Make cauliflow... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:22:34 EST Week 2 weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140766 1.5lb gone...total of 9 pounds lost in two weeks!! <BR> I was a bit bleh about the number of pounds I lost because I'm sur eit would've been more if I didn't cheat..but, it's 1.5lbs that I"m not getting back! That's a lot considering...and 9 pounds in two weeks? Pretty good! <BR> <BR> But I seriously feel like I cheated with my cauliflower pizza, it was that good! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:29:28 EST Impending weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140283 I'm kinda not looking forward to today's weigh-in. Last week I messed up badly, but whatever I lost is an achievement, that's for sure. There's been a lot of things going on last week and it's all incredibly stressful. I used food as sort of a sense of control. All the cheating I did was a way to say "hey, I can have this if I want. No one's telling me I can't..." <BR> <BR> However, I learned that I DO have control over what I put in my body and I should put the good things in and keep the j... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:43:00 EST Wii Fit YAAAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139311 Instead of sitting around and watching television, I've decided to put my wii fit to use. There's settings where I can do the step and run without having to focus on the television the whole time. So yes, I got to watch Cry-Baby, and I also got to do 30 minutes of stepping and 10 minutes of running in place (or around the family room). <BR> <BR> I plan to do another 30 minutes of stepping while watching the Redskins play the Eagles...which may end up with me playing wii boxing if the Redski... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:46:27 EST Not feeling too hot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138628 I went running, which was fun...and I've been doing a bit of cheating on my diet (shhhh), but I feel good and I don't feel too emotional. I've lost weight which is the goal, right? <BR> Anyway, I'm not hungry today. I have a really bad cough so all I want is soup...I don't have any medifast soup. Maybe there's a medifast recipe for soup? <BR> I want pho. <BR> Pho sounds good. <BR> Can't eat that on Medifast...well, I could, but not without shirataki noodles. <BR> I just want to curl up in a ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:35:45 EST Grrrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137517 No seriously. <BR> Watch me eat. <BR> It doesn't weird me out at all. <BR> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:54:59 EST A better day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137314 Yesterday was just awful. Apparently Medifast does cause mood swings in some people...unfortunately, no one volunteered as tribute for me (Katniss...) so I had to deal with it. I left work early because there was nothing for me to do and I didn't want to just sit there while my annoying co-worker stared (because he had no estimates to go on). I got into my car and just wanted to cry...then, I got home and my mom came down and I just completely lost it. It was something so weird because there ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:22:22 EST A whole bunch of stuff. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136366 I have so much to say but my thoughts are askew that I may be jumping all over the place. I apologize in advance. <BR> <BR> I went to the gym because I wanted to get some running in. I ran an 11 minute mile, but I must say that this was on the treadmill at a 0.0 incline, therefore I'm just simply okay with it. I want hills, different terrain, rain, snow, tidal wave, whatever, before I'm sincerely 100% elated about the time. I'm happy, though. I ran a mile without stopping so THAT'S an achiev... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:54:32 EST I'm too sexy for my cat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135071 I shake my little tush on the catwalk... <BR> <BR> Dinner last night was fabulous! I made Revolution Rolls which were quite tasty and put some BBQ ranch chicken salad on it with like a pound of lettuce. It was all so amazing and Medifast approved. It tastes better when it’s cold so after I put the cheese in the chicken mix, I stuck it in the refrigerator for five minutes. The only thing that I had an issue with was the BBQ sauce. I couldn’t find one that had no sugar added, so I chose an all... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:53:03 EST I wish I could find this woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134060 And give her a big hug. <BR> I was looking for recipes for lean and green meals because I enjoy cooking them. I remember the last time I was on Medifast and it was seriously the same meal over and over again. However, this woman has pretty much taken all my favorites and made the Medifast approved AND even writes how little or much makes the perfect lean and green. I was scared I was going to blow up my local Medifast email/phone with all of these lean and green questions, but she puts it all... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:28:15 EST I meant to blog this yesterday but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133923 I just got so excited about my weight loss that I completely forgot about how excited I was that medifast has brownies. <BR> <BR> Like...Chocolatey delicious brownies. Well, I'm assuming their delicious but...OMG! I don't know what to do with myself right now. I mean, I was kinda like "how the hell am I supposed to contain my sweet tooth without chocolate chewiness" and then BAM! Friggin' brownies! <BR> <BR> I already plan on eating this baby after dinner (dijon chicken and broccoli...again... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:13:33 EST And week one weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133339 I've lost 7.5 pounds in one week. <BR> Holy...excuse me. I gotta pop lock and drop it (do people still do this). <BR> I'm so excited! Obviously, this will not be a weekly number drop, but for the first week, it sure is encouraging! <BR> In other news, I made the delicious dijon chicken and broccoli. I think that I should keep all the ingredients on hand because I could easily live on this forever. Take be to a deserted island and I'll take a yacht and dijon chicken and broccoli. <BR> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:39:33 EST A huge challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131557 It may not seem huge, but it's something I probably would've done. <BR> I went to a hockey game which was 2+ hours away. I'm deprived of hockey because of the NHL lockout so this was my next best choice. <BR> I ate my medifast bar on the way to the stadium so I wouldn't eat anything. Boy, was I tempted! Poutine...hot dogs...popcorn...your run of the mill stadium food. I didn't eat a thing while I was there. <BR> Afterward, I was starving hungry. Like, I would probably faint if I didn't eat. I... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:05:01 EST Goodness Gracious Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129415 I actually can blog on Chrome now? Sweet! <BR> <BR> Last night sucked. Not diet wise. I made a cauliflower pizza for the first time and it was absolutely delicious. <BR> <BR> Nope. It sucked intellectually. <BR> <BR> I'm taking my last class online and it happens to be biology. It was my last resort to take it online and I'm struggling hardcore. Just when I think I understand and take the practice exam, I don't get it. I'm a visual learner so just reading from a book is difficult. I've wat... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:18:57 EST