HIPIEGRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HIPIEGRL HIPIEGRL'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/ WelL That Wasn't So Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134116 The Good: <BR> Kept track of calories yesterday. <BR> Kept portion sizes in check. <BR> Spent more time getting ready last night for today. <BR> Worked out for 45 mins this A.M. <BR> Drank 9 glasses of water! <BR> <BR> The Bad: <BR> Mindlessly ate 5 Milk Duds <BR> I'm tired. <BR> I still haven't talked to DH. <BR> Ice Cream. With hot fudge. <BR> <BR> The Ugly: <BR> Ugh, no red wine. Seriously, that sucked a$$. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a new day, fresh, with no mistakes in it. ~L.M. Montgomer... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:12:01 EST EVERY. SINGLE. POUND. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132836 Today, I admit defeat. Everything I worked for 3 years ago is down the tubes. I have gained back EVERY. SINGLE. POUND. I feel like crap, I can't do everything my family wants me to do, and I'm pretty sure I have type two diabetes, which scares the crap out of me. This stops today. I am changing my schedule around to incorporate exercise, which has been the hardest thing to do since Grace was born, I just hate being away from her. But I cannot keep doing this, or I will leave her motherless. I... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:04:34 EST Back On The Band Wagon Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3403741 So yeah, long time no Spark. I'll admit it, I used my pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever the hell I wanted. Blah, blah, blah eating for the baby, I ate for me. This weekend when we were away however, I really realized how unhappy I am with my body, and that eating copious amounts of white sugar is not really helping that. So back on the Spark I go! <BR> <BR> My plan is simple: get back on my original Move Your A$$ Plan. Move more, eat less. A nice baby benefit is breastfeeding, which bur... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 11:09:08 EST WoHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2306024 OMG friends, what a week. First, our vacation was awesome thanks for all your warm fuzzy's. While there I was able to maintain a pretty decent exercise and food regiment (lobster is lo-cal right?). I was able to maintain my weigh( a freaking miracle). The best news however, came when we got home: <BR> <BR> WE'RE HAVEING A BABY!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Let me say that again: <BR> <BR> BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY!!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm not excited at all. No siree. :-) <BR> <BR> While I was not at my ulti... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:34:37 EST Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2203840 After last week's break down, I decided that thsi weekend would NOT be a gym weekend. I would not wear my heart rate monitor. I would not obsessively put things into the nutrition log. <BR> <BR> Sweet Jesus has this been what I've needed. I worked so incredibly hard last week, and to see no progress on the scale was a huge blow. Huge. I cannot remember the last time I cried those kinds of tears. What I need(ed) is to to a step back this weekend, do what I want to do, eat what I want to eat... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 11:37:32 EST Grrr, Arrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2197637 So, I'm really annoyed. In fact super annoyed. I have been working my ass off. Seriously, at least 2, but usually 3 hours a day of cardio. I've burned an average of 4,500 calories per week. Why is the scale not moving. I've stayed within my calorie range(if not a little low, but never below 1200). I was so pumped last week, I finished my period, so I lost 4 lbs! Then on Monday, everything came back. Now, I admit, I had a big weekend in general. A little too much of everything. But with my... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:22:02 EST Too Much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2186397 I think that pretty much sums up this weekend: too much. Too much food, too many drinks, too much fun. I don't really regret my choices of the last couple days, it just makes me slightly ill-at-ease. Next week I want to focus not only on working out, but back to basics portion control as well. <BR> <BR> Which leads me to my July plan: go big or go home! With no classes and an open schedule, I am going to put all of my efforts into working out, a lot. Hopefully , by working out biggest lose... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 08:52:20 EST I'm so excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2172242 I am totally freaking pumped! I juts figured out what I'm going to do the week we're on vacation, join a beach gym for the week! I have been kind of freaking out about this change in my schedule, and now I'm so excited! The town where we go, Cape May, NJ, is a resort town, and 2 local gyms offer weekly passes! I can continue classes, and my routine while I'm gone! I can't tell you how excited I am. This is a huge relief, because this vacation falls near the end of my intense summer workouts! ... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 18:29:09 EST Summer Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2128425 Since I am now a lady of leisure (thank you summer vacations!), I decided I need to come up with new summer goals. So far, here's my list: <BR> <BR> 1)Lose at least 2 lbs per week. <BR> 2)400 weekly cardio minutes. <BR> 3)4,000 weekly cardio calories. <BR> 4)Strength train at least 3 times a week. <BR> 5)Yoga at least 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> At this point, all of these things are things already in my routine, just a little longer or a little harder. I think by keeping my focus this summer... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 14:21:46 EST Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2061876 I think I can honestly say that at this point, I ahve truly changed my lifestyle. I want to go to the gym. I want to try a new class, even if I look like an idiot doing it. I want to hike with my family. I don't want to eat fast food. I have a chocolate covered cookie on my desk right now and I juts know it won't taste that good. For hell's sake, the other day I craved brown rice! Doind into stage 4 on sparkpeople his week really brought this to my attention. Even though I still have a long w... Thu, 14 May 2009 12:43:12 EST The Big 5-0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2025055 As of this morning, standing naked in my hallway, I have officially lost 50 lbs. I am a little blown away. I have worked very hard for this goal, and I am now almost half way to my ultimate goal. Hopefully, by continuing to follow my program, I'll get there just as soon! <BR> <BR> P.S. When you guys are talking about sparkpeople does it ever sound a little like AA to you? <em>30</em> Sat, 2 May 2009 09:41:30 EST Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2023365 Personally, I have a really hard time with this term, or at least how sparkpeople define it. <BR> <BR> I eat when I'm tired, but is that really emotional? It's more a chemical imbalance than anything else. <BR> <BR> I eat mindlessly, but that's to keep my hands busy while on the computer. Is that really emotional? I don't think so. <BR> <BR> The only thing that comes close to emotional eating in my world is "treat" eating. Basically, "I did this, so I can have that." My treats, over the... Fri, 1 May 2009 14:54:02 EST The big Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1975333 Yes, my plateau is so big it deserves a capital P! For the past 3 weeks, I hvae been stuck around the same weight. Last Sunday, I decided to get to the bottom of this. I pulled up the last 4 weeks worth of cardio data, as well as nutrional data. When I started evlauating the data, I noticed that while my cardio muntes had actually increased, the amount of calories I was expending had decreased! What the dooce! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Upon reflection, I began to realize that as I have become... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:05:37 EST Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1928411 Today friends, I rest. Well kind of. I'm a tad competitive, so these local minute things are killing me. I am desperate to finish the month in the top three. It's stupid, I know, but it's my stupid goal so here we are. Currently, I'm in fourth, so we'll see where we end up. Instead of doing cardio tonight, I decided to do a yoga dvd, to stretch out my sore legs. It was lame(I love yga, just not this dvd), but it was an hour so I decided to take it. <BR> <BR> In other news, I'm thinking that ... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:58:23 EST On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1920736 Yeah! When I weighed in today, I felt like I really just needed to reflect. As of today I hvae lost: <BR> <BR> 40 lbs. <BR> 10 inches from my waist <BR> 7 inches from my hips <BR> 2.5 inches from my arms <BR> 5.5 inches from my legs <BR> 2 inches from my calfs <BR> <BR> Go me! Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:14:18 EST Amanda's Yummy Frittata http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1917497 I made this frittata last night, and it turned out to be fabulous, so I thought I'd share. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> 4 servings <BR> <BR> 8 large eggs <BR> 1/2 onion (diced) <BR> 2 potatoes, sliced thinly <BR> 6 spears of asparagus <BR> 1 tbsp evoo <BR> 1/2 cup feta <BR> <BR> Heat your oven to 450 degrees. IN a bowl wisk together the eggs with a pinch of kosher salt and set aside. In a small (8 1/2 in) nonstick pan, heat the oil and the onions, with another small pinch of salt. Cook the onions on m... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:41:19 EST Breathes Deeply..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1912821 I came home today, and honestly, my whole goal was just to eat. I just wanted to taste things I liked. I blew it. About 3 servings of crackers, 2 things of not-cheese, 2 slices of real cheese, a beer, AND part of a candy bar. I knew I shouldn't have done it. While I was eating, I knew I wasn't even hungry. Damnit. Now I'm left crying, upset, and disappointed in myself. Why is this so hard? Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:00:03 EST Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1906986 Thank god, today's training went well. 5.30 miles in 64 minutes! Go me! Mon, 23 Mar 2009 23:14:29 EST Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1899443 Last night's workout went better than Thursdays, but still not great. I'm trying to decide if last night didn't go well becasue of my breathing, or my attitude. Probably a little of both. My goal for the week is to get back on track with my calories, complete at least 360 minutes of cardio, and 3 days of strength training. Another goal this week is to find some kind of balance with Pete and the gym. I want him to get in all the running he needs to do(his personal goal is to run a sub 3 hour m... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 11:38:04 EST Frustrating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1897337 I am so incredibly frustrated that I can't shake this cough. Last night when I was on the elliptical, I was never able to really get my heart rate up becasue I would start to cough. Last week I was able to stay on and push fairly hard for an entire hour! Yesterday, I could barely do 36 minutes. This totally sucks. Never in my life would I think that I would be saying that I'm MAD I can't run 5 miles! What a world.... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:51:34 EST I'm here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1715954 I'm here, and I'm just trying to get through the day... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:29:10 EST