HOLMGIRL4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOLMGIRL4 HOLMGIRL4'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/ Time for some honesty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132590 Hello SP! I am ashamed to say that I haven't really been committed to SP for quite some time. I have gained some weight back and I can't ignore it anymore. My clothes don't fit properly and I don't have the energy I used to. Work friends are starting up one of those office diet bets and I decided to join. This group of people is so supportive and I'm hoping it'll stick. I know that for me, SP was huge in my previous success and I hope to have that once again. I will have to build new f... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 13:09:09 EST Small Steps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849676 I am now on day 4 of tracking everything that I eat. I find myself stopping to think about the calories before I put food into my mouth. Small victory! I went over my limit yesterday, but only by 73 calories...not too bad! I'm still on high end of the range with not enough activity, but I'm happy that I am tracking again. I'm supposed to walk/jog with a friend on Saturday if the weather holds up. Hope to make it a good workout! <BR> <BR> Have a great night everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>21... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 17:36:06 EST First Blog of 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847589 Good morning, Sparkers! It has been ages since I've posted anything and I will try to be better about that. I've never been much of a blogger, but here goes... <BR> <BR> Last year was just OK for me in terms of fitness. I fluctuated from 140-143 all year. So, technically I didn't lose anything, but I didn't gain either. I also wasn't active on SP. I joined a group of friends in October of 2014 that have committed to working out at least 14 days of each month and I really think it's bee... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:30:22 EST Good weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299512 Hi everyone! I know it's been forever since I've blogged. I'm not the best at keeping up with it, but here goes anyway... <BR> <BR> I've been doing better about being more consistent with workouts,food, etc. I am researching about lifting heavier weights and balancing that with a little less cardio since I wasn't really making too much progress there. I really enjoy it and I hope to keep up with it! <BR> <BR> This weekend I was working on my weed-infested yard and that alone was a worko... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:54:21 EST Proud of Myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120316 Since yesterday was Halloween I was a little worried about how I would handle all the candies and goodies that seemed to lurk around every corner all day. I am happy to say that ....I didn't do so bad! I wasn't perfect - I still wanted to partake, BUT I did so in a very limited fashion. During the day at work there were tons of baked goodies, which I had a little of, but I made sure to not overdo it. At night, the family had a cookout and we all took the kids trick-or-treating. I took a ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:15:26 EST Getting over a cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026800 Well, I'm still here. My asthma was acting up pretty bad a couple of weeks ago and then my cold hit. It was a real bummer because I've been doing so well. I've had a lot of little victories and I was ready to really dive into some good workouts. My husband has recently recommitted to exercising and I wanted to join him. But, no worries, I'm still here and I'm not giving up! I know it's probably due to the health problems I've had lately, but I'm still losing a little bit each week! I h... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:29:28 EST Long time, no blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973299 Well, it's been ages since I blogged last and it's time to get back to it! I've never been much of a blogger, but I know I need to blog at least once a week. So here goes... <BR> <BR> A lot has happened since the spring. The biggest change came from work, which made my life very stressful and in turn, made me gain weight. I was asked to help out another department on a part-time basis while two of their employees were on maternity leave. So, I would work part-time in my current position... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:17:13 EST Sweet Tooth/Venting Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763870 I'll admit it - I'm completely disappointed in myself right now. My motivation seems to have gone out the window lately and I don't know why. I'm stuck. Do I want to get to a "healthy weight"? Of course I do! Then why don't I "just do it"? I DON'T KNOW!! I will halfheartedly go through the motions of logging my food. I'll get through lunch and then when I get home, I just forget about it. I'll complete a couple of workouts a week, but nothing that is *really* doing my body any good. ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:40:50 EST Gettin' my groove back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4742222 It's been ages since my last blog and I really need to get into the habit again. I really think it helps me work out issues that just roll around in my head! <BR> <BR> The past 2 weeks have been somewhat horrific! First, my 5 year old boy got sick with a chest cold and I wound up staying at home with him for 3 days. Then the following week (Feb 6th) I starting not feeling so well. I caught his chest cold and stayed home from work for ANOTHER 3 days. The biggest problem for me and my son... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:18:12 EST Unexpected exercise opportunity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673875 Hello my fellow Sparkers! The beginning of this week seems to be draaaagging for some reason. I haven't been able to workout as much as I like, but I'm trying really hard to keep up with it. The biggest problem I've had since the the holidays is my eating. Before the holidays I was always so good about healthy choices and I was able to say "no" to certain foods. Once the holidays hit I was good at first, but eventually I gave in. I wasn't horrible, but I could feel the portion sizes cre... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:50:40 EST Holiday Update and the Beginning of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661917 Let me first start off by saying that I'm glad to be able to spark from a computer again! My phone was the only way to stay in touch with everyone on Spark and it wasn't easy. <BR> <BR> Just like most of you, my holidays were crazy busy and I had a hard time keeping away from all the yummy food around me. I didn't do too bad for a while, but I eventually gave in. And for me I still haven't learned to do it in moderation. I STILL can't have just one cookie/a smaller portion, etc. WHY IS ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:19:46 EST Holiday Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4631430 I'm so happy...for the first time ever I am not gaining during the holidays AND I'm actually losing weight! That is a first for me. In the past I've ALWAYS gained over the holidays and figured I would lose it later, but not this year! I know it's not a huge loss, but it's a step in the right direction. I haven't moved my tracker for a while, but lately I've consistently weighed in at 137, so I decided to move it. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> In a mere 9 days I will be turning 40. I'm not w... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:21:32 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604472 I've been silent for a while, but I figured I would update everyone on me. That being said, there isn't a whole lot to tell right now. I am especially proud of how I handled my Thanksgiving. I was actually nervous going into dinner, but I was able to control myself and only eat until I was full. No seconds! WOOHOO! I usually overdo it and regret it later, but not this time! Small victory for me. <BR> <BR> On the weight loss journey, it seems I'm in maintenance mode. I've been doing ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:31:40 EST Flu shots and busy times at work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4521286 I haven't been able to log onto SP as much lately and it will probably remain that way for about the next 3 weeks. I still plan to keep up with the PMP challenge and track my food, but I don't think I will be able to read everyone's blogs, etc, but please know that I AM NOT GONE! <BR> <BR> Now, here's a short update: <BR> <BR> Last week life kind of snuck up on my and I didn't exercise like I'd hoped. No big gain on the scale, but it feels like a lost week! I don't want that to happen... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 18:16:21 EST PMP Week 3 Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505398 I did pretty well with the strength training challenge last week. I think I could have put in a little more work, but I'm still learning how to balance everything. Here's the recap: <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> I worked out my core for 20 minutes each day on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> I worked on my upper body for 20 minutes on each day on Tuesday and Thursday <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> I chose to do crunches and squats until muscle failure. I did 55 crunches and... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:24:28 EST Because YOOVIE dared me to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488703 After reading a blog by Yoovie titled "Thoroughly Understand Your "WHY", I was instantly inspired to write my own list. This is my list of reasons of why I want to be successful in my weight loss journey. It's funny because I've always focused learning the how's of the journey (tracking my food, how much cardio, which strength training exercises, balance, etc), but I've not put as much thought into the why's. There's the obvious "because I need to get healthy", but it really is so much mo... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:31:20 EST Finally, some progress on ST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4486505 Last week was the first week of the PMP challenge and I have been reading everyone's blogs and status updates about being sore and feeling great and I was getting a little worried. I wasn't having the same results. And, of course, when I'm not feeling like I'm "keeping up" with everyone I stay quiet. I don't blog, I lurk. Bad, I know. I need to ask questions and be more active on here to get the help I need. So, I promise to be more "vocal" here. <BR> <BR> Now, for the update...I've be... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:52:03 EST Pimp My (P)ride Starting Line! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4471898 I am so excited to begin this eight week challenge! Here we go! <BR> <BR> OFFICIAL STARTING LINE <BR> <BR> Crunches completed in 1 minute - 37 <BR> Modified Pushups completed in 1 minute - 10 <BR> Modified Plank - hold for 25 Secs <BR> Squats completed in 1 minute - 30 <BR> <BR> 2. What equipment will be you be using in this challenge? <BR> <BR> My own body weight <BR> Free weights and dumbbells at home or at the gym. <BR> <BR> 3. What dumbbells weight/resistance level are you starting ... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 15:49:26 EST Short blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4444401 Just wanted to write a quick blog/update. This week is really busy for me. Work is crazy and my kids have lots of activities that keep me busy! I have a feeling it's going to be really hard to get in any workouts for the next couple of weeks, but I'm sure gonna try. I will have closely watch what I eat so that I don't gain the little bit of weight that I've lost so far. I'm hoping to at least work on ST so I don't lose it and get a cardio workout when I can. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's we... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:37:02 EST Plateau be gone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4436788 I am cautiously happy today! I am back under 140 - I weighed in at 139.4 this morning. WOOHOO! I say "cautiously happy" because I've been bouncing around 142-140 for 3 months now since I've been back on SP. At first I thought it was my eating, so I adjusted that - nothing. Then I picked up my exercise (cardio)- again, no change. BUT, I did lose some on my fat% so that did make me happy. The only thing that I've done differently is that I've added strength training. This week I only di... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:05:34 EST Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418972 Here at work there is something they call a "Fall Weight Loss Challenge". It's not so much a challenge, but a weigh-in once a month for three months to see how you're doing. I haven't completed one before because I knew that I wasn't really losing weight. I went to the first weigh-in last spring (March, I think), but never finished. I've decided to go for it now. They use a Body Composition Analyzer are here are the August results: <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Weight: 140.5 <BR> <em>8</em>... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:34:46 EST Must be patient... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4402964 Today is the first day that I have been able to exercise since last Thursday. My foot took several days to feel better. I only walked today (but quickly) and I felt pretty good! I made sure to get my heart rate up, but I didn't over do it. I made sure to listen to my body to be sure I injure myself further. It is very frustrating, but I have to remind myself that at least I'm doing something. I guess right now would be a perfect time to work on strength training. I know I need to star... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:18:36 EST Emotional ups and downs, and a gain :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4394511 This past week has had a lot of ups and downs! I had decided that I was going to take a couple of days off work last week and give myself a four day weekend (I took last Friday and this Monday off). We celebrated my son's 5th birthday last Friday with a lot of family and friends. We all had a GREAT time, but of course with parties comes food! There was pizza and wings, cake and ice cream, and of course soda galore ( my biggest enemy). It turns out I didn't do too bad because I was too bu... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:39:02 EST Weekend update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4370799 I had a fun weekend, but I ALWAYS struggle with my food intake on the weekends. I didn't do as bad as I have in the past, but I need to get better... <BR> <BR> My son had a T-ball game on Saturday morning and then we were all invited to a birthday party for one of his baseball friends. The game was crazy hot, but we made it through. The party was at a place called Pump it Up. It's basically an indoor jumping castle extravaganza where even the adults can jump, slide, etc! At first I was... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:21:48 EST Small Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4358015 As some of you may know, I have had a really hard time getting back into the groove with this whole weight loss thing. I did really well when I first signed up with SP. I lost about 15 pounds and then for whatever reason my motivation left me. For 1 YEAR! I'm happy to say that I've been able to maintain my current weight, but I haven't lost anything in a LONG time. <BR> <BR> I've just recently started putting in the effort into this journey again and I found out a few things: <BR> <BR... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:20:39 EST Staycation is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4347266 So, I took some time off during the 4th of July holiday and I'm glad to be back LOL! I don't really like being back at work, but I really do much better when I'm on a routine (and out of the house with the all the tempting goodies!) I've been very active with swimming this summer and playing with the kids, but this past weekend I blew it with my eating! I wish I could say that I monitored myself, but no. I didn't "overeat" in the sense that I stopped when I was full, BUT I made bad food c... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 13:31:01 EST Ready to get back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4288208 I've been out of touch for a while because I was gone on vacation. I had a fabulous time! We were in Disneyland for 5 days (one of my favorite places!) and had a great time. There were 10 of us traveling together which was difficult at times, but overall everything was fantastic. I was definitely worried about my food and soda intake. It gets hard to limit yourself when you're on vacation. I know I ate too much and drank soda too often, BUT I was able to keep my weight down! We walked ... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:49:21 EST Two Steps Forward, One Step Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4214891 That's what this journey feels like right now. I still feel like I'm trying to recapture my previous fire when i initially lost my first 14 pounds. I just recently hit the 130's again then I went right back to 140 this week. UGH! I KNOW that I'm better than this. I've done it before and was so happy with the results, so why can't I do it again? <BR> <BR> One good thing that's happening is my body is starting to crave good foods. Earlier this week we were having a really busy day and ... Fri, 6 May 2011 16:20:09 EST Hit the 130's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4168340 So, I finally did it again - I hit the 130's! Just barely, but it's there. I feel like I've gone up and down for so long - I really want to make this stick. I think the lowest weight I've been is 136. Well, I want to go past that now. It's getting easier to say no to that evening "snack". If I have something in the evening it's a sweet. I just can't do that anymore. The same goes for soda. I CANNOT have it. Once I have it, I just want more. Slowly but surely the good habits are ret... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:09:28 EST Weekend update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4157833 This weekend was not the best for "being good" with my food intake. Saturday wasn't so bad, but yesterday a really good friend of mine had a birthday party. The theme was cupcakes and cocktails and I'm sure you can tell from the title alone it was a recipe for disaster! I really tried just to take a little bit, but I'm sure everything added up by the end. Not to mention all the little yummy appetizers, etc. I have NO IDEA what my calorie intake was yesterday, so I'm just going to leave i... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:28:17 EST GRRR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027532 After a full week back I GAINED a pound! Yuck! Talk about discouraging! I won't let this get me down, though. I have been keeping up with my workouts, but my food intake could be better. I guess I have to learn how to do this all over again. <BR> <BR> Anyway, happy Friday everyone! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:26:13 EST I can't do this alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4009711 So I am back again. I haven't been active on SP since October 2010 and even then it wasn't for long. I had maintained my weight for a long time, but just recently my pants are too tight and my weight has slowly increased. I need to stop before it gets out of control. I've been eating horribly and not exercising for a long time. My asthma and allergies are worse than ever and I just don't like the me I am right now if that makes any sense. <BR> <BR> I've realized that I can't do this ... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:23:01 EST Week one done and one pound lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3300077 So today is the end of my first week back at it (for real this time) and I am happy to report a one pound loss! I didn't update my weight tracker before because I was so frustrated that it kept going up, but I promise to update it correctly from here on out! It was neat to see my progress on the food tracker - I started out going over my calorie range and other goals to gradually being where I want to be over the week. I had forgotten how much work it can be, but it feels good! Now if I ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 11:16:01 EST One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3289842 It's been a while since I've blogged and I think I really need to get back into the habit. I've gotten out of the habit of blogging, tracking my food, eating healthy portions, and oh ya...exercising. I've gained weight and now I'm starting to notice it EVERYWHERE! I'm just so mad at myself right now and I only have me to blame. <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> I had to take a step back and look at everything I'm doing wrong. I think I let myself get too comfortable with where I was and then sta... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 18:04:16 EST Feeling Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3163558 For the past couple of weeks I've been trying to get back to eating well. I've done REALLY well for the past week. I am so excited because I am noticing that I'm getting full much quicker now. AND I'm not craving so many crappy foods anymore! YAY!!! It feels good to get back to this way of life and I hope that I can keep it up! <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:57:27 EST So disappointed, but not discouraged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2692254 I was so gung ho about starting out strong in 2010 and what happens...I got sick! GRRR! I got all my workout gear thinking that maybe I would feel up to it later, but no. Oh well. I am NOT discouraged! I still plan to log my food, drink my water, and exercise (when I feel better!). <BR> <BR> Here's to staying strong in 2010! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:57:57 EST Crazy summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2263501 The title sums it all up! I have been gone from SP forever and I really hoping to get back into it now. I miss my spark friends!! <BR> <BR> I knew that June would be crazy just because it is every year, but July proved to be just as insane. I was supposed to only have 2 weeks of craziness in July for work. The second and third weeks I was chairing an outreach event for high school seniors (2nd week of July) and sophomores (3rd week of July). No big deal because I was prepared for it, bu... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:19:51 EST Mini "vacation" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2078684 I decided that I needed some time off from work to stay at home and just get things done!! I feel like my house needs a good spring cleaning and I just need to feel organized again. I am sooo looking forward to it (weird, right - who wants to clean on their vacation?!) <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today is my last day at work, and I will be back on Tuesday. While I am looking forward to it, I will also miss being on SP. I have no internet at home, but I still plan to keep track of my food and... Wed, 20 May 2009 13:21:43 EST Back at it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2073015 It's been way too long since I've posted a blog, but I just felt like I didn't have much to say! I know that I haven't been working as hard as I should, and I've found myself giving into tempting foods a little too often. I haven't gained any weight, but I haven't lost either. I guess I was just stuck and I didn't feel motivated. <BR> <BR> Well, something changed that last week. My husband and I both needed to do some shopping for clothes. We both lost weight and our clothes just don't ... Mon, 18 May 2009 17:36:41 EST A much needed break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1961630 I had one of those weeks where I just felt run down. A combination of things led me to not get as much rest/sleep as I needed this week. It's been busy at both work and home, and I was just TIRED. Nothing was wrong, but I didn't quite feel myself. I was stressing myself out at the beginning of the week because I didn't feel like working out. I did some fast walking on Monday, but I didn't feel as good as I usually do afterward. Then I decided to give myself permission to NOT work out. ... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:33:17 EST April 1 goal date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1933122 Today was the goal date I set for myself to lose 20 pounds. Well, I almost made it! I weighed myself this morning just to see where I was and the scale read 137.8. I have lost 15 (ish) pounds, and I am happy with that. My ultimate goal is still to weigh 120 (that is right in the middle of my healthy BMI), but I don't think I'll change my ticker just yet. I want to see it reach the end!! <BR> <BR> I'm still working hard and trying to eat well everyday, but I slip up every now and then. ... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:40:55 EST Trying to keep motivated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1908944 Sunday and Monday were really bad eating days for me. We went out a lot this weekend and my husband and I both were seeking "comfort foods", I think. My husband decided to quit smoking which is AWESOME! Today is officially one week and I am SO proud of him! The only problem is that he wants me to eat with him all the time! He isn't deliberately trying to get me to eat with him, but I know it's what makes him feel better right now. This weekend he would say something like "let's go to c... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:19:36 EST Finally!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1896880 I finally did it! I weighed in today at 139 even! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I've been stuck at 140 about 4 weeks now and I finally broke into the 130's! Now if I can only keep losing, that would be great. It just seems like it's been harder this past month, but hopefully I've found the motivation to keep going! Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:18:24 EST Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1875955 Today I weighed in at 140.1, which is ok. But, I must admit I cheated earlier this week and weighed myself on Wednesday. I was 139.8 and was so disappointed to see the 140 again this morning ARG!! I almost put down 139.8, but I felt like I would be cheating...*sigh* <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> But, on a happy note, I realized that I have gone over 60 days now without soda, which for me is huge!! I used to have 1 or 2 a day, and not the diet kind. I love Dr. Pepper, but I have learned... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:08:14 EST Ready to make some progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1863320 Today I was assessing my journey so far with SP. I've done alright, but according to my reports, I am now behind on where I am supposed to be in order to make my first goal. I've had a couple of small setbacks, but now I'm ready to start new! I've been hovering around 140ish for a month now and I am SO READY to see the 130's! <BR> <BR> <BR> I like what most of you have done by putting your weekly weigh-in right on your SparkPage. I think I will do that now. I like seeing the progress r... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 13:27:45 EST I'm back and an update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1855835 Let me just start by saying that I am so glad to be back on SP! It really feels like the only think that is normal right now. <BR> <BR> My week started out just fine on Monday. My weekend was good and Monday was good. Tuesday I took a personal day off to get some stuff done (car registration, bank trip, etc) I saw the kids and husband off and worked out - it was great. Then, just as I stepped out of the shower, my husband's work called my cell phone. He had just had a seizure and was ... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 12:50:27 EST Blah. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1834870 Today is my weigh in day and I only lost .2 of a pound. <BR> <BR> This was a hard week for me because I haven't had a full night's sleep for 5 days. We decided to put my son in a toddler bed last weekend. He's been doing ok, but he wakes up at least once every night. Some nights he only wakes up once and goes right back to sleep, while other nights he's up 2,3, or 4 times. Having to get up at 5:45 to get ready for work is awful after those nights, let alone trying to exercise. I found... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:56:32 EST Weigh-in 2/20/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1814855 Another pound lost - woohoo!! Hopefully next week I will see 130's on the scale! <BR> <BR> I'm also proud of myself because I'm finally starting to eat more fruits and veggies! Before I was lucky to get 2 in per day. Yesterday I did so much better and ate all 8! I was suprised when I saw that! But, then I was actually below 1200 calories for the day. Now if I can just learn to balance everything... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the great weather while it last... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:41:36 EST How do I log... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1805701 I just started using Jillian Michael's 30 day shred (which I like!), but I have no idea how to log it. Has anyone used this and how did you log it? For now I guess I will log each item separately, but I don't know how accurate that is. I like the circuit training, but I don't know how many calories I'm burning... <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:46:28 EST Weigh-in 2/13/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1795658 Finally a loss!! Woohoo! Hopefully the 130's are in my very near future. I am so excited! <BR> <BR> I think I may need to change my goal and ticker soon. My ultimate goal would be to get down to 120. Since I am only 5'1" that is actually still a little high for my height, but one step at a time! I am so pleased that I am still progressing. Who knew?! <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:59:01 EST