HOPEFULHIPPO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOPEFULHIPPO HOPEFULHIPPO'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/ When a hippo hits a snake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887638 I've gotten out to do some running. The first day was like "omg 20 minutes? and I'm dying?" the 2nd day was like "booyah, yeah I'm getting into this" <BR> <BR> but the third day... <BR> <BR> ah yes, ssssssee those threes? <BR> <BR> I have this trail behind my house. I avoid it like crazy even though it is THE place to jog and ride bikes apparently. But, I have this irrational fear of the boogie man and snakes. <BR> <BR> I run on the sidewalk all around my neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Until... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:51:54 EST Pause, Rewind, Delete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881106 If it were only that easy to fight the mutant ninja fat cells that way. <BR> <BR> So here it is in black and white. <BR> <BR> I have completely regained the 10 pounds that I've worked so so hard to lose. <BR> <BR> those ten pounds of plateauing. <BR> <BR> those ten pounds of constant blogging and obsessing. <BR> <BR> all gone. <BR> <BR> or rather <BR> <BR> all back. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726341442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> "so, what ar... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:28:40 EST um rambles and stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872679 I've been trying Combat off and on. Notice the off and on. I'm still learning consistency. <BR> <BR> However, I did this time print out a full workout....stickers ready. <BR> I measured myself. <BR> I even (gasp) took pics. I'm still debating whether to post those scary things or wait until it looks definitely different with an after shot. I vote after shot. <BR> <BR> and I'm doing with my bestie again. a great motivation all around!! <BR> <BR> I have a band parent meeting tonight ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:31:28 EST COFFEE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865208 First I want to thank everyone for their amazing support. I really needed to vent and so it was nice to just "get it out there". thank you. <BR> <BR> I was going to do a DVD workout this morning. I am currently doing the Combat workout, which is appropriate for kicking the Mutant ninja Fatcells in the major arse, but it is rest day so I wanted to tackle some upper fix strength. There are teenagers in my living room dammit. granted they are sleeping but who wants to wake up to Wal-martia... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:53:06 EST My Mental Breakthrew (a serious blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863685 Anyone watching the Biggest Loser or Dr Oz will know that with weight loss comes mental breakthroughs. What is holding us back? What makes us self sabbatoge or attempt to give up on a long speed bump? <BR> <BR> Many things can be hidden in oneself and it takes years to uncover. I, however, have been fortunate to have it right in my face. <BR> <BR> I am simply a person who insist on caring for others before herself. It's not about self worth or others....it was always that as a blind dea... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:38:01 EST bah-humbug **grumpy emoticon** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859458 Well truly this year has started off with no bang, no confetti, and really just has been a struggle: the same as 2014. Which is, in my book, poopy. **envision a pile of poopy emoticon right here** <BR> <BR> I just got back from Denver from visiting my hubby. I was a very lovely picturesque visit and I'm glad I got to go. I just felt like there was too much at home to handle for me to get away, if that makes sense. **envision a very confused emoticon with question marks right here** <BR>... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:22:31 EST Resolutions 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850361 Can today be January 1st? I think I'm a little behind folks. Just updated my page and still trying to figure out where 2014 went. <BR> <BR> Today, as I sit engulfing my plain coffee I thought I'd spend a little time catching my brain up to today's activities. I seem to be on auto pilot lately just going. <BR> <BR> So. <BR> <BR> I did my Resolution Run 2015 on January 1st. I was so nervous and excited as although this was not my first 5K, it was my first trail run AND I was going alon... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 13:22:09 EST prepping for the New Year checklist: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836826 I am a weigh leader of our 5% Spark team and right now our assignment is to: <BR> "In 2015 give yourself the gift of a slimmer healthier body. Make this Challenge the Best Ever! <BR> <BR> Check List <BR> <BR> Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> What is your exercise plan? well, as we are finishing up C25 now, January 5 (Monday) will be the biggining of my DVD Beachbody year. Beginning with 21 day fix and hoping to end with l... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:01:18 EST Running against the wind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832380 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l72916193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yup it's true...so in as much as I was kind of mentally beating my self up regarding NOT being able to run a full 20 minutes, well...the story goes like this: <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went on week 6 day 2 run of my C25K. California is in the midst of it's "major storm"((which somehow didn't hit us as hard as hyped...fine by me)) and so it was drizzling/sprinkling pretty good. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:03:47 EST Finding our time rambles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829661 It finally rained in California. by rain, I mean a LOT. <BR> <BR> My husband and I were looking at the poor excuse I call a garden this year and I sighed "I need to make it pretty, but alas I just need to find the time" <BR> <BR> My husband, in his sweet niavity, states "well, you would have more time if you didn't spend an hour each morning on the computer or running" <BR> <BR> I didn't say anything. <BR> <BR> Because how is he to know or understand? <BR> <BR> Yes. Every morning is whe... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:48:31 EST I hate my bestie right now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827521 well, I haven't been running every day as I'd like to do, BUT I have been running 3x a week as the Couch to 5K program shows AND I'm on week 5 day 2 which is a full 8 minute run...day three terrifies me...a full 20 minute run!! gasp!!! I'm trying to get the bad mojo out of my head to repeat this week and put in the good mojo of I'm going to nail this!! <BR> <BR> Actually WE'RE going to nail this. See, as you may or may not know I was quite comfortable doing my week 1 for three years. Sp... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:11:40 EST Oh boy, that was brutal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821085 I knew it was coming. <BR> <BR> I had told y'all I was bingin' waaaaaaaay too much <BR> <BR> and it caught up. <BR> <BR> BIG TIME!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196604635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yup...that beautiful 169 goal was self sabotaged by none other than myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> What to do what to do? <BR> <BR> We all know the answer to that.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l830900797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and that's what I'm... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:28:26 EST Monday, take two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818280 So I deleted the last blog. Not because it was anything bad or whatnot. It actually, (I thought) was pretty good and heartfelt. It needed to be said. <BR> <BR> However, I kind of freaked out about anyone outside spark ever catching it so it went away. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping by airing out my fears and despair, that like on the Biggest Loser, my mental weight will unload my physical weight. <BR> <BR> Hey, a person can dream!! <BR> <BR> However, I really did like the pictures so I'm puttin... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:08:01 EST Silver Award rambles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816355 I finally got one of those babies on my Spark Tracker. I see a lot of negativity towards the Spark Tracker, but I figure it is what it is for the price so I quite enjoy mine. It's great until I can advance to a new giggity gadget. I so love new gijjity gadgets and whatnots. <BR> <BR> My hubby came home over the weekend and I gained a hefty six pounds from all the eating out we did. I told him next time I was cooking and we could both LOSE six pounds. Got a big "no thanks" on that sugges... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:44:13 EST Tis what I get for sneeking a peek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811977 It's a good thing I don't let the scale ruin a day. I figured with the consistent running I've done this week it'd be pretty. <BR> <BR> Not. <BR> <BR> I looked at the number (yes, above 169) and said "liar" and got off. <BR> <BR> and you know what? I'm going for a run. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>363</em> <em>192</em> <em>363</em> <em>192</em> <em>363</em> <em>192</em> <em>363</em> <em>192</em> <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't get in my run yesterday so I'm... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 12:15:42 EST Two items of utmost importance!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809928 !) I finally made it to week 2 of my C25K running and Spark running plan. <BR> <BR> I know. <BR> <BR> whoa! <BR> <BR> I had made it to week 4 before (a long long long time ago) and for the life of me couldn't get up a hill, then I slacked off for um....3 or 5 years. Because my running was so "inconsistent" ((word of the year here folks)) I have been trying to run DAILY rather than 3 days a week. but I don't balk if I miss a day or so... <BR> <BR> I know, trying to keep up with my thoug... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:00:56 EST I have seven minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808652 Seven minutes til I grab my shoes and off to work. <BR> <BR> a quickie. <BR> <BR> um. <BR> <BR> **stares at blank page in desperation** <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I ran yesterday. <BR> <BR> today I got up, put on my sweats, pulled my hair in a ponytail, and grabbed my phone. to see I had to get ready for work. <BR> <BR> so tonight it will have to be. <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <e... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 11:58:16 EST Everyone deserves a new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803986 I haven't been inactive lately, I just haven't been able to blog. Which is a good thing, I suppose. I just re-read my last blog and it made ME smile...what can I say? I crack myself up. <BR> <BR> I haven't been consistent at exercising, but I haven't been sedentary as much either. <BR> <BR> My eating is hit and miss. <BR> <BR> All the goals that I've set out for the year 2014 have not been completed persay, but they are still a work in progress. <BR> <BR> and that's cool. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:10:41 EST Major Mojo Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778617 We all do it. (no, not that...) <BR> <BR> We all say we're going to get going, but something holds us back. Whether it be our newest excuse, life, time, or just simple lack of motivation we get ourselves in our own way. <BR> <BR> I'm big on it. <BR> <BR> and I'm just big. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling for months now on regaining my mojo. I've invited my friends to Spark and watched them leave. I've joined teams and although I'm active on Spark, I'm just not active. for all the rea... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:31:04 EST S'up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776553 After texting back and forth, hubs and I did talk. I explained why I was so hurt by him. He said I was complaining about job, life etc for a week and it was too much. I explained I listened to it for over six years with support and expect the same. He actually listened and replied with "I was kind of an ass then huh" <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> so, that was amazing...I am also taking the advice of a Sparkfriend and getting some things checked out. It was something I had wanted ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:20:55 EST Saddened September..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775432 I ran today. <BR> <BR> I mean....it was slow. Was the slowest run I've done in a long time. But I did it. I got out and I was like not thinking....I think that's what I was after. Just the golden, dead and brown views contrasted next to the blue sky and nothing in my brain but the tunes that I tried to recognize from the iTunes. <BR> <BR> I had a big fight with the hubster. The kind that I broke down and cried. I hadn't cried like that since we split up three years ago. I had reached... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:53:32 EST Starbucks Starbucks Starbucks!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752259 In keeping with my veganized eating I had made a lunch. I LOVE me some hummus so it was smart wraps, with hummus and kale. It's one of my favorite go tos.......that I left at home. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> So I says "self....I'm not the in the mood for a local veggie taco so I guess a Starbucks veggie bowl will do" and I drove to my local drive through <BR> <BR> $6.95 later I head back to work and when I get back to work I read "Zesty Chicken Salad" <BR> <BR> <em>198<... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 13:00:07 EST Successes in my failures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751643 Alrightie everyone! <BR> <BR> How'd your first go? <BR> <BR> Me? <BR> <BR> I guess it depends on how ya look at it. <BR> <BR> I went for a run. <BR> <BR> I went at 10 am so it was cooler as we are experiencing 100+ weather here in dead and brown California.... <BR> <BR> It was 88 degrees <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I did half my work out, but I was sweatin' like a BEAST I tell ya... <BR> <BR> I mean, look at that magnificent face!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 11:53:58 EST August already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750382 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896091066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I took this from another Sparkie. I love it. <BR> <BR> so today is my first real day off in awhile. The girls began their preseason which means they are marching in triple digits from 8-5 M-F. What troopers!! Hubs at work. Houseguest are all sleeping. It's a nice quiet time. <BR> <BR> I'm mentally prepping myself for a run. I'm going to do it while it's still in the 80s and not the 100s as it's supposed ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:15 EST jumbles with pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742794 I'm trying to get in there....you know where. The balance between life and yourself. We took in two extra kids who didn't have a place to stay (18 & 21) until low income housing opens up and we have my friend's daughter from PA here. <BR> <BR> Every day I think about a run, or a video, or even 10 minutes of moving. My mind feels like I've been moving 10000 miles in all different directions then my tracker shows very little dots on it. This tells me I need to regroup and refocus. <BR> ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:24:41 EST What a week I'm having!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738256 The girls are here from Washington state and we decided to take them to Santa Cruz for a night of fun. I work extra hours to get Wednesday off and we head out bright an early. <BR> <BR> About an hour into the trip my daughter says her check engine light came on and what does she do? I was like "don't panic, but let's stop at a gas station and let's make sure you're not overheating or something" <BR> <BR> well we take the exit and come to a stop....only when she goes it's like 5 mph. I'm ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:58:29 EST A busy 4th indeed!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731686 I did do my exercise that day...I did not run..it was 108 so it WAS too warm but I did Jillian. Yesterday I did some arm challenges and today I am looking at almost midnight and this is the first I've sat down all day. <BR> <BR> We are doing our BBQ event for the city fireworks tomorrow. Hubs is running around like a firecracker let loose in a dynamite shack. He always gets this way before an event. It'll be fine. We are expecting about 10,000 people tomorrow so sales should be good. We... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 02:31:58 EST 1 coffee conversations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729115 I'm sitting here with my morning cup of coffee <em>271</em> (NSV: creamer swapped with almond milk) and just kind of being. I'm enjoying the silence as I haven't even put in my ears (hearing aids) yet. It's my "alone" time for an hour or so before the hustle and bustle of being a mom and wife kick in. It's my day off AND it's a Monday which is a perfect "start your start day" <BR> <BR> Sitting here enjoying my moment when: <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> It's too hot to run, 100 degrees toda... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:49:43 EST Week 2 but still on day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727191 Isn't that amazing? I've been so motivated in my head to "begin" this journey. I even went on a run. Then I spend my days running running cleaning and doing for others. I use my exercise as a reward to myself that I can never claim. But, while running (seems to be when I think best) I thought: "just because I'm not pushing play on DVD or running doesn't mean I'm not on this journey" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1448362912.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, am I still ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:49:13 EST Bullet points of my life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720069 I wish I could just magically make everything I want to say appear here without trying. LOL I mean to tell you so much has happened!! <BR> <BR> We did my oldest graduation at San Francisco State. People in and out of town visiting. We loaded her entire apartment and headed on a multi-state car road trip. <BR> <BR> I got her to Kansas City and now she's training in Oklahoma. <BR> <BR> The other two girls are enjoying summer. We have girls coming down from Washington and over from P... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:55:50 EST My Mother's Day gift to me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693357 Finally. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l639011398.jpg"> <BR> <BR> that's right. <BR> <BR> there it is. <BR> <BR> Picture to prove it. <BR> <BR> Strangely I wasn't OVERLY elated as I thought I would be, but I AM proud of myself. Looking at it shows me that it CAN be done...just ever so frickin slowly. LOL <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Now... Mon, 12 May 2014 11:38:48 EST Cream~erd! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689750 The ninja mutant fat cells 1, me 0. <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't had creamer in my coffee for A WEEK!! <BR> <BR> I nailed my Glo Getter steps like no other. <BR> <BR> I have plantar facitis like symptoms to prove it!! <BR> <BR> I tracked and tracked and ate on track. <BR> <BR> I jumped on the scale for my Wonderful Wednesday Weekly Weigh in. <BR> <BR> I just KNOW I'm going to after a year see "169" I just KNOW IT. <BR> <BR> "Hello" says the talking scale. <BR> <B... Wed, 7 May 2014 11:38:46 EST Pizza cake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687297 I came home yesterday and ordered the family a pizza from Old Town Pizza. Anyone that knows me knows this is a trigger food. I thought "no biggie, I'll have eaten my own dinner" and forged on to make myself "Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea" from Happy Herbivore. <BR> <BR> Only I couldn't find it. <BR> <BR> then the pizza came and it was Pineapple. <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Do I consider this a failure? <BR> <BR> No. and I'm not starting over because this, although not in MY PLAN... Sun, 4 May 2014 15:43:01 EST May Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684932 Well, here it is Day 4 and still no creamer in my coffee and yes, I DID walk home from work yesterday. a TMI story to follow on that. But remember how I mentioned that I always struggle beyond Day 3? Look what was in my mailbox today ... on Day 4. (#28LiveBetter) <BR> <BR> "Hi Corinna <BR> <BR> First of all, high FREAKIN' five! You did it! You made it! <BR> <BR> Experts say Day 3 is the hardest when you make a change, and I've experienced that at least a dozen times over. (I'm betting... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:48:21 EST a quickie before bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683640 Today marks day 2 of Happy Herbivore's 28 live better challenge. It's more for fun and I look forward to each day's email to see what insights the founder, Lindsey, has to offer. Day 1 was "be wholly awesome" (why yes, thank you I am :o) ) and today day 2 was "smile, it's contagious" <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have been sticking with the vegan meal plan rigidly also the last two days. I mean like no creamer in my coffee rigid. I've also taken the liberty of doing the low fat alternativ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:25:58 EST Disneyland House :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671947 Thanks everyone for the input. It really was great to see the opinions of things based on what information I gave you and I think it was just the right amount. I am one of those people that suffer from not making a final decision without the opinion of the world. Yes, I base things off of popular votes. I'm working on it. <BR> <BR> In that retrospect, the girls and I LOVED the little bungalow. We toured it again yesterday with some of their friends (what troopers!). We all loved the si... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:02:58 EST I need advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671146 The only person I've confided in was my bestie in PA who must just be exhausted from the drama that seems to follow. I know I am. LOL But I woke up on a Sunday before 730 with this question for you. As you many know from my status feeds, I have been trying to focus on what's happening around me and not to me. Hence my weight loss efforts seemed futile. <BR> <BR> **had a full blog here, was a little too private, deleted it** <BR> <BR> But here's where I need community advice. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:18:21 EST The universe loves April's Fools http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661679 I swear I no sooner hit the period on the last blog when I could feel the stars twirling and laughing in its meniachal laugh. <BR> <BR> I no sooner started a plan for myself when my family needed me. My husband is angry all the time, yelling and screaming, forever placing blame and the kids need me to cover them. Without getting into too many terrible details I actually at one point thought I would crumble under it all. I began to look at houses again (my comfort thing) and even fantasiz... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:17:05 EST again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651509 I'm still here. <BR> <BR> Struggling.....again. <BR> <BR> Excuses....again. <BR> <BR> My weight forever in the 170s.....again. <BR> <BR> Frustrated......again. <BR> <BR> Looking for motivation......again. <BR> <BR> Scouring Pintrest and Spark.......again. <BR> <BR> Determined.......again. <BR> <BR> Pushing Play.......again. <BR> <BR> Running.......again. <BR> <BR> Thinking.......again. <BR> <BR> starting over........again. <BR> <BR> Remembering why.......again <BR> <BR> Determine... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:26:49 EST What do you mean it's March? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636886 Seriously folks, I looked at my last blog entry and it was the awesomeness that was the Superbowl win. **still beaming** <BR> <BR> but time burped and we're in March. <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> What have you been up to my Sparkie friends? Actually, I do know I have read many of your blogs which I guess is why it astonishes me my last one was last month. wow. really. <BR> <BR> Anyway. What I have been up to is this: <BR> <BR> My friend and I have begun the 21 day fix from B... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:11:24 EST Soaring Seattle SUPERBALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613935 That was the best Superbowl. <BR> <BR> EVER. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l175859932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To say I am still suffering from an excited drunk may be an understatement. I've been a Hawks fan since I was a little girl so this is like.....well, let's just say us 12th women are probably more excited and proud than our players. If that's possible.... LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> ... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:31:50 EST Kickin' February's A$$ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611402 this is the last day of January. <BR> <BR> I think it's time to begin the New Year's resolutions right? <BR> <BR> So, today I did just that. My motivation for some reason was at an all time low. Like I followed the age old "I truly just don't have time" excuse. and I apologize to my Team Tangerine. For some reason I had it in my head we were still in "warmup" mode as the team is called "Winter Warmup" and didn't know we were in a game yet. I was all like "dang, this is a long pregame s... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:23:55 EST ME-ow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594621 I know I know I've been a little absent lately, life does that, doesn't it? Just been busy busy doing nothing. LOL <BR> <BR> I got this part time job and I enjoy it. It's an administrative assistant to the manager of a thrift shop. What makes this job pretty cool is that Fieldhaven Feline is the owner of the shop. They are a place that my youngest and I volunteered for in rescuing cats, educating people on cats, assistance in Spay/Neuter etc etc. So now in this shop I help adopt out ki... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:01 EST Talking with myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584184 I'm sitting here getting ready for work and I realized I didn't have time this morning to get in a good run. Well, I sort of have time, but then I'd be sweaty with ikky makeup/hair and we can't have that, ya know? <BR> <BR> So, I guess on Mondays I will have to start making sure to get up extra early (just as light hits) or make it a point to do my pm exercises. I'd like to do am and pm just to cover basis, but we all know how that goes. <BR> <BR> Like many others, I'm feeling the post ho... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:13:47 EST Through the years... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578243 I don't know how I managed NOT to do my year end reflections or New Resolutions and that's okay. I think in my mind, I wanted to move forward. <BR> <BR> This past year was quite the blur actually as I'm sure this year will be. Somehow in it I got lost .. I don't know. I always had my eye on the prize but never the "umph" to do anything to get there. I recently skimmed a blog about "plateaus or self sabotage" and think for the most part that's what I've been doing. Just hangin' on to t... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:47:25 EST Hippo don't do that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566466 Ice didn't stop me! <BR> <BR> Pain didn't stop me! <BR> <BR> Even the excuse of no time stopped me!! <BR> <BR> but a lost earbud?! <BR> <BR> SCRRREEEEEEEEEEECH!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> THUS far I've made it 3 out of 6 full days of waddling, I mean jogging ... I will find them and do a full week, oh yes, just you wait and see. In the meantime, one of my girls found a "substitute" ear bud for me. <BR> <BR> <BR> For those of you thinking or even shouting at the computer "GO WITHOUT TH... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:26:39 EST Ow? yeah....no, OW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562998 today is day 3 of my first full week of a run. As I have mentioned before consistency is not my strong suit and I really really wanted to finish a full week of running. Six days in a ROW. I have been "running/walking" now for ...um 3 years? and still hadn't left week one of C25 or Spark rookie running, let alone actually do a full week. LOL Well, the first year I made it to week 4 then.... <BR> <BR> yeah. <BR> <BR> ANYWAY <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning and it felt as if my right bre... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:23:19 EST Scale doesn't work unless I do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562094 And it's not even about the scale anymore. It's about feeling awesome. Ya know? <BR> <BR> I finally began "week 2" on the Spark people rookie run and C25 yesterday. Yup, even in the ice. I thought I was going to collapse right there. Which is probably what I needed. See, Jillian Michaels always screams for her contestants to get out of their comfort zone and I knew this but didn't really FEEL it until yesterday. Two minutes doesn't SOUND like a lot to run in, unless you are used to ... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:39:30 EST smacking my head silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534124 Miranda did it. She accepted the offer for her Teach for America program. I'm very proud of her. She's nervous leaving her beloved city by the bay, but also looking forward to moving to Kansas City and beginning her new career. Teach for America is in lamest terms, a peace core for American teachers. They provide teachers in lower income areas, places where it's, I imagine, harder to place teachers. <BR> <BR> Tom and I have been scratching our heads. Although this move will be over s... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 16:58:05 EST backside of the tracker thingie ma bob dohickey mobile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517031 I promised a fellow sparkie some pics of the backside of the spark tracker thingie .... that way she could see the clip and decide from there. <BR> <BR> If anyone else has some reviews for her feel free to share. She wants to know how it works for chair exercises and spinning :o) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174188764.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l662655813.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1883662475.jpg"> ... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:00:36 EST