HILLARY0803's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HILLARY0803 HILLARY0803'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/ March Recap + April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903452 Wow it has been a whole year since I have posted on this blog! For awhile I was posting mainly on my tumblr <link>doiteverydamnday.tumblr.com </link> but it seems I have fallen off that wagon as well. I guess I will start back up where I left off with a March recap and goals for April. <BR> <BR> <em>439</em> March Recap <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> 988 minutes! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 7983 calories burned! <BR> <BR> This will be my baseline for April. <BR> <BR> I c... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:56:13 EST March + April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308786 <em>137</em> March Goals <em>439</em> <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> Log 40 miles on the treadmill! (Since doing Turbo Fire I have scratched this goal.) <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> 1500 fitness minutes! (1440 total minutes, short by an hour!) <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 15000 calories burned! (15028 calories gone! Met my goal!) <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> 29/31 days in my calorie range! (26/31 I'm really going to watch myself in April) <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> Lose 6 pounds! (Total loss 1.8 po... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 11:18:37 EST Turbo Fire + March Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304353 I haven't done an update blog for this month's goals and even though it's the end of the month I figured I would do one anyway. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> March Goals: <BR> <BR> * 40 miles on the treadmill = Since I have been doing Turbo Fire I have kind of let go of this goal. I am still finding time to get on the treadmill but lately it's only been once a week. I am happy to say that I pushed myself last week to run for a whole 12 minutes without stopping! I think that is twice my previous... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:49:00 EST February & March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269838 <em>129</em> February Recap <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 41.25 miles logged on the treadmill. (Did not meet my goal of 50 miles) <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> 1442 fitness minutes! (242 more than my goal!) <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 14649 calories burned! (4649 more than my goal!) <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> 27/28 days in my calorie range! (met my goal!) <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> 5.6 pounds gone! (0.6 more than my goal!) <BR> <BR> I really blew some of my goals out of the water in F... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 13:49:30 EST Turbo Fire + February Goals Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257507 I have been doing Turbo Jam on and off for the last 2 1/2 years and I love it! <em>26</em> I have been doing it a lot this year and I am finding it not as challenging as it once was. It is still a great workout though. I have wanting to get Turbo Fire for awhile now and I finally got it on Saturday. My cousin did it last year and she looked awesome! I started the 20-week plan on Sunday. I had so much fun doing it and have found myself looking forward to doing it each day! <em>224</em> Y... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:41:16 EST January Recap & February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235802 January Recap ~ <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 52.1 miles logged on the treadmill! <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> 1264 fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 10409 calories burned! <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> 31/31 days in my calorie range! <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> 8 pounds gone! <BR> <BR> January was a really good month for me! <em>244</em> Even though I was sick for about a week, there were only 4 days that I did not work out. I ended the month on a 16-day workout streak and since have ext... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 14:19:26 EST 5% Challenge - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134933 Breakfast: <BR> <BR> IHOP Breakfast Flatbread sandwich (250 calories), 15 oz. refular coffee (4 calories) and 2 Tbsp. cream (70 Tbsp.). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l224108889.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2005475590.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Morning Snack: <BR> <BR> Banana (92 calories) & McDonald's small hot chocolate (300 calories) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> <BR> California Roll with brown rice (244 calories) & honeycrisp ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:09:50 EST 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133906 49 days until 2013! <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> That is exactly 7 weeks from today. Oh where has 2012 gone?! I feel as if I have wasted the last 11 months. I want to make a change and really make up some ground these next 7 weeks. First I need to set some goals and make a plan. <BR> <BR> Current Weight: 207.2 <BR> Lowest Weight in 2012: 196.6 <BR> <BR> The first goal I want to achieve is getting back to my lowest weight this year. It happens to mean a loss of almost exactly 5% of my current... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:59:35 EST Summer Challenge ~ Day 2 ~ Tuesday, June 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934865 Oh it's going to be a long 3 weeks getting up nearly every morning at 6 am for work! Hopefully my body will adjust and it will get a little easier. Today I had fully planned on working out after work but I was so tired and in need of a nap. I had trouble falling asleep again. I finally got up at 7 and made the steaks for dinner, along with some stir fried veggies. Then Kirk and I relaxed for the rest of the night. I'm going to be so happy after next week because he will done with school until... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:09:32 EST Summer Challenge ~ Day 1 ~ Monday, June 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934815 Now that the wedding is over it is time for me to get back to this weight loss business. It is so hard to believe that this year is about half over already! I am happy to report that I am at my lowest weight in over a year and a half. On January 30, 2011 I weighed in at 196.8. Last week I weighed in at 196.6! I'm feeling pretty good about that! I am challenging myself to lose at least 10 pounds before Labor Day. I would love to go on vacation this year weighing about 20 pounds less than when ... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:33:38 EST 61 Days! - Weekend Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825999 Friday ~ <BR> <BR> I had plans with Sam to hang out after work. I made sure to get my workout in before work, Turbo Jam Cardio Party Live. <em>216</em> We decided to reschedule until Saturday. Then I got invited to go out with some co-workers. I almost didn't go because it was close to 10pm before I left and I was so tired. I only had two light beers and got home around 1am. I was so hungry while I was at the bar and I was tempted to stop and get some fast food on my way home but I resiste... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 20:01:39 EST 66 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819396 If I could sum up my day today in one word it would be: SORE! I have to admit when I first looked over the exercises for the Self Drop 10 Challenge <link>www.self.com/drop10 </link> I thought this is not going to be hard enough. WRONG! <em>2</em> I'm sore in places I didn't even know existed! Today I did Day 3's Downsizing Duet, a 2-mile walk because my quads wouldn't let me do much else. I accidentally skipped by Day 2 but I can always do that on Friday. It was probably a blessing though... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 22:29:57 EST 67 Days! - March Recap & April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817769 March wasn't too pretty but after adding up all the numbers it wasn't as bad as I thought. <BR> <BR> Goal: Lose 5 pounds. Actual: No weight lost but no weight gained. <BR> <BR> Goal: Burn 12,000 calories. Actual: 7537 calories burned. <BR> <BR> Goal: Restart C25k training. Actual: Completed Week 1! <BR> <BR> Goal: Log 40 miles. Actual: 28.03 miles logged. (5.19 miles more than February!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> April Goals <em>452</em> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> Lose 5 pound... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:38:25 EST Day 92 - My Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4778406 Honestly I had good intentions for today. I was going to eat light all day so I could indulge at dinner. Then I was woken up by my boyfriend this morning who went out and got me breakfast. It was so thoughtful that I couldn't turn it down. After Kirk left for work I got on the treadmill and did the second day of the C25k plan. I wanted to do Turbo Jam as well but had to get in the shower before Sam dropped off Lucas. I watched him while she was at her doctor's appointment. I decided I would e... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:13:08 EST 93 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4776620 I'm slowly starting to feel better but this morning I was so run down and had little motivation. No morning workout for me. Instead I watched Avatar with my boyfriend and slept on and off. <em>102</em> After work I met my bff at the gym. Got in a super sweaty workout! <em>198</em> On my home I stopped at the grocery store and picked up stuff to cook while I am off this next five days off. I found all sorts of amazing recipes on Pinterest.com and can't wait to make them! I'm going to try m... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 23:48:49 EST 94 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774650 I was all set to go to the gym after work until I realized that my boyfriend and I were carpooling today. I can't wait until I get my new car in a few weeks! The plans with my bff changed to go to the gym after I got home. Then changed again when we both decided the weather was too nice to be cooped up in the gym. <em>67</em> We decided to take our dogs for a walk instead. <em>313</em> I must say that since I've been sick I have been kind of taking it easy while working out and I absolute... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 22:47:13 EST 95 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772773 I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired! Work couldn't go by fast enough for me today. After work I went to the local health food store and stocked up on some "clean" foods. I'm slowly trying to add in more organic foods and weed out the sugary/salty junk. <em>289</em> I came home had a bite to eat and watched some tv with my boyfriend. I think I caught about a 10 minute nap between all of the coughing. Then a Burger King commercial came on and Kirk mentioned that it sounded good. I w... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:20:40 EST 96 Days - February Recap/March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770489 <em>26</em> February Recap <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> 1067 fitness minutes logged! (208 more minutes than January!) <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 22.84 miles logged! (10.94 miles less than January.) <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> 10,830 calories burned = 3 pounds! (2,714 calories more than January!) <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> 2 pounds lost! (Did not meet my goal of 5 pounds.) <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Lost 2 inches and will be ordering a size smaller dress for the wedding! <em... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:50:49 EST 117 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735455 The last few days have been quite busy. Friday Sam cancelled our gym plans in the morning so I took it upon myself to get on the treadmill and watch Twilight. I set out to do an hour, then thought about doing 2 hours but didn't have enough time before my hair appointment so I did 1 1/2 hours. I had my hair stylist take about 3" off my hair since it has been so long since I last had it cut. It is a little shorter than I would like but it will grow back. <BR> <BR> On Saturday I was back to 19... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:04:35 EST The Countdown Begins - 120 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731574 Until my best friend's wedding! <em>337</em> It's time to kick it up a notch! <BR> <BR> This week wasn't my best. It started over the weekend when we were out of the house most of the time. I still tracked everything I ate and I didn't do too bad and I still managed to get some good workouts. I felt good about it but the scale just kept creeping up on me every morning. <em>28</em> I knew it was water weight because I had a lot of sodium over the weekend. But between the stress of trying ... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 23:25:05 EST January Recap & February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723276 The new year started off on a bad note with the passing of Kirk's uncle on January 4th. We spent the first week of the year in Florida with his family. Being on the road for 40+ hours over the course of 4 days did not give me an opportunity to get in any exercise or eat healthy. By the time we got settled back in at home I was ready to kick some butt! While I have yet to start working towards the 100 Push Up Challenge (bum left wrist) or finish training to run a 5k, I did: <BR> <BR> <em>56<... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 10:59:20 EST 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646624 <em>312</em> Finish my 5k training and run my first race in September! <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> Complete the 100 Push Up Program! <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Reach a healthy weight of 154 pounds (50 pound loss)! <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> Lower my blood pressure and be taken of medication! <em>334</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:41:14 EST 2011 Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646606 This year was a little different for me in turns of weight loss. I actually started off this year weighing 197 at the end of January. For some reason I didn't jump on the new year resolution bandwagon and started seriously at the end of February. That didn't last long and by summer I was up to 212! Finally on June 23rd I started a successful streak. Today is Day 192 of that streak and before the holidays I was down to 198.8 for a total loss of about 13 pounds. Not such a bad way to the end th... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:34:21 EST Day 126 - Monday, December 5, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624313 Today I was wiped out! I slept in for the first time in almost a week! I had no energy to work out before work and I haven't had much of an appetite today. I haven't ate as bad as I did over the weekend in over 160 days! It sure took a toll on me and my stomach. I am glad to be home and back to my old routine! I have plans to go the gym with my friends the next 2 days. <em>244</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:10:42 EST Day 125 - Sunday, December 4, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624311 Today we did some shopping in downtown Frankenmuth then went back to Bob Evans for breakfast before we left for home. I had a fried egg, wheat toast, 2 pieces of bacon and a pancake. Then we went back to the outlet mall to do some more shopping. We got back home around 2 and I was so tired I took a nap. We went to a friend's house for dinner where we had chili and watched the Detroit Lions football game. <em>281</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:09:21 EST Day 124 - Saturday, December 3, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624310 This morning we went to Bob Evans for breakfast where I had scrambled eggs (only ate half), hashbrowns, 2 slices of bacon and a piece of French toast. Then we stopped at Meijer and I got a little more of my Christmas shopping done. Then we went back to the hotel and walked around some more. We went down to the lower level and had lunch at the snack bar which was just a soft pretzel for me. For dinner we went to Applebees where I had the double crunch shrimp and fries. I ate about 1/3 of the f... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:07:02 EST Day 123 - Friday, December 2, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624295 Today my boyfriend and I took the day off from work and headed up to Frankenmuth, MI to stay at the Bavarian Inn for the weekend. I made us a healthy breakfast before we left knowing that I would have some challenges eating while we were away. We stopped at the outlet mall in Birch Run first and shopped for about 2 hours. Lots of walking around. Then we went to A&W for lunch. Not the healthiest choice but everytime we go that is where we stop. I had a bacon chesseburger and onion rings. I ate... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:51:53 EST Day 122 - Thursday, December 1, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624274 Today is my boyfriend and I's 9-year anniversary! <em>129</em> I can't believe it has been that long already! He is taking me this weekend to Frankenmuth, MI to stay at the Bavarian Inn and to go shopping at the Birch Run outlet mall. It should be a lot of fun and hopefully I can get a lot of Christmas shopping done! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> After work I met Sam and Andrew at the gym. Got back on the elliptical and worked it! <em>314</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:35:40 EST Day 121 - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624256 Today my friend and I carpooled to work and had our gym bags in the backseat ready to go. No excuses not to go to the gym tonight. My legs were a little sore from getting back on the elliptical on Monday so I did the treadmill instead. <BR> <em>315</em> We also did lower body strength training. <em>323</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:18:14 EST Day 120 - Tuesday, November 29, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624226 I didn't end up going to the gym tonight because of the weather. When my friend got out of work she called to tell me that the roads were icy. Instead I did 20 minutes of strength training and cardio while I was making dinner (baked chicken, sweet potato and green beans). Lots of lunges, squats and leg lifts. <BR> <em>318</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:04:52 EST Day 119 - Monday, November 28, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624223 I didn't realize it but I was out of the gym for 2 weeks! <em>40</em> I did workout a few times at home though. It was hard getting back into the routine of it. Getting on the elliptical again yesterday felt like getting on it for the first time! Sam decided she was going to try it for the first time and only made it 16 minutes before she had to get off. She kills it on the treadmill so I thought the elliptical would be easy for her but I guess it just takes getting used to. I made it throu... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:00:30 EST Day 118 - Sunday, November 27, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624207 I have been able to get my calories back under control again. Now I am working on the exercise part. Today I worked all day cleaning and putting up the Christmas tree and decorations. I sure worked up a sweat! I think I spent a total of five hours working on it all! <em>446</em> I listened to Christmas music while I had the football games on mute. It definitely has me in the holiday spirit! <em>334</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:46:51 EST Day 117 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599987 <em>337</em> <em>129</em> 196 days to my friend's wedding! <em>408</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I am working until 4 pm. While I am at work, I am going to construct a plan for this week for meals and exercise. Sam gave me her schedule yesterday so I can plan which days and what times we can go to the gym. I need to get serious before this gets way out of control because frankly last week was not so good and I was lucky to have lost weight somehow! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 12:23:24 EST Day 116 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599977 Today I was off from work. As much as I wanted to work out I just couldn't find the energy. I really haven't had a chance to relax in the last two weeks since my brother was here last weekend and we were constantly on the go. It's not an excuse but I really just needed a day to do NOTHING! The only thing I regret about today was getting Applebees for dinner. While I only go the appetizer sampler that thing is loaded with fat and calories and looking at the numbers now makes me SICK! I don't k... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 12:17:35 EST Day 115 - Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599972 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> Happy Thanksgiving! <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I worked today from 9 am - 4pm. I didn't eat a whole lot while I was working because my stomach was a little achy. By the time I got to Sam's house I was STARVING! There wasn't a lot for appetizers thank goodness. I just had two Ritz crackers with cheese (I bought the cheese so I made sure it was made with 2% so it would be low in calories). At dinner I stayed within the rim of the plate (thanks CP!... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 12:15:26 EST Day 114 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597973 I weighed myself this morning to see the damage from last night(figuring I would be back in the 200's) and it said 198.8! Believe me I had to weigh myself a few more times after that to make sure it was working! Well after eating all that food on Tuesday I had hardly any appetite today. I worked until 11:30 pm and when I left work I had only eaten 1200 calories. I really wanted to go to Taco Bell. I even went another way home so I could stop at one but I kept thinking about 198.8 and just dro... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:50:51 EST Day 113 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597971 Today wasn't my best day. I finally gave in to Kirk's idea of getting ice cream from McDonalds. I should have just gotten a plain sundae but got a McFlurry and a 6-piece chicken nugget too! This was after we had eaten dinner. I was so full when I went to bed! <BR> <BR> I was supposed to meet Sam at the gym but I was cancelled on again. I was going to do Turbo Jam instead since it was a raining cats and dogs but I got lazy. This whole eating out and not working out has to stop before I do so... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:47:09 EST Day 112 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597959 I miss my brother already! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I hesitantly stepped on the scale this morning, fully expecting to be back in the 200's after a horrible weekend of no workouts and eating out. Surprisingly I did not gain any weight and I am still at 199.4! <BR> <BR> It's time to get back to business. This morning I did Denise Austin's 3-Week Bootcamp Athletic Training dvd and 20 minutes of Turbo Jam. <em>323</em> I really like this combo for working out. I get the benefits of strengt... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:36:09 EST Day 111 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597955 I left around noon to take my brother home. I had intentions on stopping to see my grandma again but was too tired and wanted to get the driving over with. I stopped at Wal*Mart on my way home to get groceries and the things I needed for Thanksgiving. I got home around 5:30 pm and made eggs, pancakes and bacon for dinner. I had planned on working out but just didn't have the energy. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:30:11 EST Day 110 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597831 Finally the big day is here! I got up at 7:45 am to a text from my cousin to meet them in Saline at a grocery store around 9 am. I had planned on meeting them at the U of M golf course at 9:30 am so I had to get a rush on things since Saline is about a 45 minute drive from me. We had planned on stopping for breakfast and coffee but we both didn't feel like eating. We met our cousins at 9:15 am and followed them to the golf course. It was my luck that we got separated and we were told to park ... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:48:39 EST Day 109 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597813 Today I was scheduled to work 2 pm - 8 pm. I was hoping I would be able to get someone to work for me but no one was able to. I asked my boss if I could leave a little early so I could meet Sam and Andrew at 7:00 pm to go to the gym. I ended up leaving work around 6:40 pm. Then everyone backed out on me. I would have went if my brother wanted to go but his foot was bothering him and I wanted to spend time with him. Everyone ended up ordering Jimmy Johns and hanging out for awhile. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:38:49 EST Day 108 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597809 Getting up this morning wasn't actually so bad. I guess I was just really excited that I am going to pick up my brother after work today! This all came about last weekend when my cousin, Traci, posted an invite on Facebook to tailgate this Saturday at the University of Michigan vs. Nebraska game. I am a HUGE U of M fan and have not been to a tailgate yet. <em>281</em> Now I haven't seen Traci since my sister graduated from High School in 2008! The only problem was that everyone I knew that ... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:31:56 EST Day 107 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597790 I actually got up fairly early this morning and had time for a good workout. I got in 32 minutes on the treadmill and a Turbo Jam workout. <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> I am working the late shift tonight and won't be getting out until 11:30 pm. Then I was asked to fill in for a co-worker tomorrow morning and her shift starts at 7:30 am!! This should be fun! Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:14:06 EST Day 106 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597784 I must have done something right these last two days because the scale is working it's way down again. I just have to stick with it! <BR> <BR> After work I took Hank for our walk/jog. <em>313</em> My original intentions were to just go for a walk but I said the heck with it and we ran for 11 blocks, rotating between walking and jogging for a block. It felt good! Afterwards I did 30 minutes of Turbo Jam. <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> Kirk wanted me to make a baked pasta dish for dinner. I knew ... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:10:24 EST Day 105 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585602 I stayed up too late watching Sunday Night Football and it made it difficult to get up this morning for work. I need to start getting to bed earlier! After work I met Sam and Andrew at the gym. Today's workout has to be the toughest one I have had yet. I just couldn't find the energy or strength but I pushed through it! I did all 45 minutes on the elliptical and we did upper body strength training. Afterwards they came back to the house and we had dinner. They ordered Subway and I made chicke... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:26:33 EST Day 104 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585593 Today from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm I cleaned the carpets in the living room and both bedrooms. Afterwards I dusted and did laundry. By the time I was finished I was sweating! I had intentions of getting on the treadmill or doing Turbo Jam but after we had dinner I was just exhausted. I figure all that cleaning has to burn some calories, right? <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:20:22 EST Day 103 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585591 This whole staying up past midnight and getting up early for work is really taking a toll on my body. Luckily I only had to work for four hours. I was all amped up at work to go home and workout. Then I got home realized the house was a MESS! I went on a cleaning frenzy from the moment I walked in the door. Then I just didn't have any energy afterwards. I ended up falling asleep and waking up to an empty house. I guess Kirk had tried to wake me up to let me know he was going out to get someth... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:18:53 EST Day 102 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585563 I had to really peel myself out of bed this morning. I thought briefly about not working out before work and waiting until afterwards. Then I thought if I don't want to workout now what makes me think that I will workout later? So I put on my workout clothes and popped in Turbo Jam Punch, Kick and Jab. I felt so much better after I got that out of the way. <BR> <BR> Then I got to work and there was so many goodies around! I was doing good with it until today. I had cut up all this fruit to ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:59:24 EST Day 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585538 My newest fitness streak was a very short one. Today I could hardly walk! I guess I really got my legs good last night. It didn't help that we got home from the gym around 10:30 pm and I was too pumped up to sleep. Then I had to be up at 7:30 am for work today. After work I stopped at the mall to pick up some new workout clothes. My old workout pants are starting to wear out and a lot of my shirts are either too big or too small. <em>40</em> By the time I got home and made dinner it was alm... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:47:16 EST Day 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585529 <em>312</em> <em>320</em> <em>23</em> Day 3 of my Fitness Streak! <em>315</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The only thing about meeting Sam and Andrew at the gym at 8:30 pm is that it makes me one tired girl the next morning! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> The department I work with had it's week of recognition this week and we have been receiving food nearly every day. Today everyone got a sandwich from Jimmy Johns. I had never had it before so I looked up ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:40:04 EST