HUGHESBOYS4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HUGHESBOYS4 HUGHESBOYS4'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/ 90 day BBM challenge update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979816 Friday was the final day of the 90 day bikini body mommy challenge! I didn't end this quite where I wanted to be. I lost 3 pounds and 2.5 inches. But I will say I didn't give it my all every day. Tomorrow I will be starting the 2nd 90 day challenge. Below are my fit test stats for the 1st challenge. <BR> <BR> Burpee: 13 (11,11,12) <BR> Jump squats: 39 (30, 26,28) <BR> Speed Squats: 49 (47,39,44) <BR> Push-ups: 35 (34,33,33) against wall <BR> Plank: 1 min all toes (1.0 toes/knees) <BR> High k... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:27:25 EST Measurements and such http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932368 2 weeks ago I started the Bikini Body Mommy workouts that can be found on You Tube. I started with her 1.0 challenge (she is up to 4.0). It is basically 90 days of interval workouts mixed with cardio days. Day 1 consisted of doing a fit test which included 50 seconds each of the following: burpees, jump squats, speed squats, pushups, plank, alternate lunges, tricep dips and high knees. Today marked day 12 for me (I missed a day or two!) and today was doing a repeat fit test. Below are my scor... Fri, 22 May 2015 07:11:49 EST 5% spring challenge and Isaac update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903389 Trying to get back in the groove of working out now that I've been completely cleared by the doctor. I did start light walking 3 weeks PP but am now adding in more now that I'm 8 weeks PP. I'm finding it hard to get in a rhythm of working out and eating right being home. I think being at work helps me with the structure of it all. But I'm not going back to work until 4/27 so I need to be better! <BR> <BR> Weather hasn't exactly been on my side to get out there and walk every day but the temp... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:07:50 EST 1 month old! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886754 Mr. Isaac turned 1 month old on 3/2. That month just flew by. Unfortunately I think this month will fly by too and then I'll be back to work. After the twins I was antsy to get back to work but not this time. I would love to stay home or at least work part time but that's not in the cards for me. Isaac is doing wonderful with his weight and breathing. He had a great 2 week check up. He's definitely not as easy going as my other boys! He's starting to have more awake times during the day but i... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:36:28 EST Measurements and weight update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876710 Well today marks 2 weeks post partum! Recovery with a c section is certainly different! I'm feeling good though. Today also marks a healthier time- healthier eating and back to a modified workout schedule. I will be getting on the treadmill starting this afternoon. When the temps outside are better and below zero I will be busting out the stroller and getting Isaac out there in some fresh air! <BR> <BR> Measurements: <BR> <BR> Hips: 46 <BR> Left calf: 17 <BR> Right calf: 17 <BR> Left thigh:... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:28:30 EST Isaac update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870271 It's been a long, emotional week and it's only Thursday! Isaac is still in the NICU but doing excellent. I came home this afternoon and it was super hard to leave him there today but I know he's in good hands. I just called to check on him and since his sugar was good the IV was lowered again. It's at the lowest dose right now. If his sugar is good again at midnight they will either turn off or leave as is until the morning. The doctors do NICU rounds from 10-11 every morning so if it's not p... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 20:06:02 EST Nursery Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861432 Thought I would share a few pictures of the nursery. We went with a Dr Seuss theme. I'm just waiting for the light/plug covers that I ordered to arrive and I still would like a book shelf. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l86580448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1966937863.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484590541.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15216892... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:24:50 EST Update- 37 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860028 Had my weekly 37 week apt, NST and u/s yesterday. Baby boy was sleeping through the beginning of the NST so started poking him to get him moving around and drank some cold water. Then he perked right up! Passed NST. Will call today to make sure he passed the u/s but his practice breathing looked good to me. Just waiting to see if I'm still at 20% extra fluid. Hoping it didn't go up any more. <BR> <BR> We talked about the birth plan. Because of my diabetes this time and the extra fluid she d... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:25:50 EST Baby update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846348 Still pregnant! :) I have about 4 weeks until due date but I have a feeling baby will make his appearance some time this month. I'm ready. I'm ready to have my body back to myself and I'm ready to get back into walking again. I haven't walked in a couple weeks- just too uncomfortable. With my age and my belly measuring big, I went last week for a bio physical profile ultrasound and a non stress test. The BPP measures 8 different things- breathing, heartrate, movement, hmmm drawing a blank on ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 07:19:20 EST Ultrasound today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799981 Went for a follow up ultrasound today since the tech couldn't get the face and spine very good last time. Baby still didn't cooperate for the face. He was facing my spine and had no intentions of turning around! We got a couple profile shots after I switched to my side but still not very good. She even switched to 3d to try for a better shot. No luck!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l657233733.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:47:00 EST Gender ultrasound today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778726 Went for anatomy ultrasound today. Everything looks good! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144727679.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> And we are having....... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l850532156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:37:49 EST Skiing with pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644558 We had a great time this weekend. Weather was great. I can now say that I skied the Catskills and the Adirondack mountains in the same weekend <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a few pics from this weekend <BR> <BR> Belleayre Mountain <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l650471621.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1367468452.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Gore Mountain <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l132081... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:28:28 EST Skiing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624194 Had a great time skiing today. Lots of powder. Ryan got me in the woods which I have only done 2 other times. I need to have a good powder day to get myself in there. Here's a couple pics from today: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2058086531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1357227300.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l954749751.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:41:54 EST Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605423 It's been quite a while since I've done my measurements, so here goes! <BR> <BR> Left calf: 17 <BR> Right calf: 17 <BR> Left thigh: 26.5 <BR> Right thigh: 26.5 <BR> Hips: 45 <BR> Below belly button: 49.5 <BR> Above belly button: 47 <BR> Between breast & belly button: 43.5 <BR> Chest: 48 <BR> Left arm: 16.5 <BR> Right arm: 16.5 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:46:33 EST Skiing today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578663 Ryan and I went skiing today- but separately. I went with my friend and her son. It was her first time in 2 years going (she had a baby last February) and Ryan went with his friend and her girlfriend. They left earlier than we did. Ryan met up with me when we got there so we did a run or two together. He kept coming back to join us since we stayed on a green trail. So I took a couple pictures while we were waiting. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l604975048.jpg">... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 22:10:49 EST Love this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576676 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269710039.jpg"> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:34:09 EST Some thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539267 When I picture myself healthy, I don't picture myself at a certain weight. I picture myself running. Odd, I know. I do have a weight in mind that I would like to get to but it's the running that I strive for. For the last few years I've wanted to do the 8k turkey trot on Thanksgiving but you have to run it. I can easily walk a 10k-- I've done it several times. I've done several official 5k. Most weeks I walk 5k as part of my weekly walking. But there is something about doing the 8k on Thanksg... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:41:07 EST Stressful week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502149 It's been a rough week so far. I work in a family practice office with one MD and a brand new NP who just started seeing a couple patients a day yesterday. She will go to full days next week when I have my new nurse. Currently I have one LPN who is on vacation this week. This means that I have a float nurse--an RN. Now I'm not saying that an RN is any better than an LPN however, there are just some basics that even I know and I'm not clinical at all. <BR> <BR> We had a patient in yesterday t... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 07:01:34 EST Birthday, cats and pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486045 Yesterday was my babies birthday party. They turn the big 9 today!! <BR> <BR> <BR> They are 1 day old here. Don't I look thrilled? :) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1350152100.jpg"> <BR> <BR> all the boys <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1598968601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Colin on the left Cody on the right <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l867625147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> They've all grown so much since this picture. <BR> <img ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:50:38 EST Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486035 It was my babies birthday party yesterday. They turn the big 9 today!! Here's a few pics <BR> <BR> They are 1 day old here. Don't I look thrilled? :) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l640439110.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246862680.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A cute one of them. Colin on the left Cody on the right <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l774034240.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:40:57 EST School pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476557 Feeling a little sad about school starting today. My boys are getting so big! <BR> <BR> Cody on the left and Colin on the right-- they will be 9 on 9/15 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2116592896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Anthony (15) on the left and Austin (14) on the right. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1421586337.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Pictures are a little dark but my living room doesn't get a lot of light in the mornings. Sun is on the other si... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:20:19 EST school starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469255 Feeling a little sad tonight. Just got back from high school orientation for #2. Can't believe how fast time is going, 2 in high school this year and 2 in fourth grade. They are all growing up so fast!! <em>39</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:25:29 EST Funky week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468689 I've been in a funk the last few days-- not sure why. I just haven't cared too much about tracking food or what kind of food I'm eating. I have continued to walk so that's something. I had started a spark streak of tracking every day. I made it 22 days. I am starting the streak over today. <BR> <BR> I think I just got a little frustrated that the scale didn't move for 2 weeks then it finally did last Saturday-- 1/2 pound only. What frustrated me was how hard I worked those weeks. According ... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:09:03 EST Tim McGraw ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457862 some pictures from last night <BR> <BR> Before the concert in our backyard <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1979953031.jpg"> <BR> <BR> we had a pretty good spot- we could see the stage and were standing in between 2 giant tv screens. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1038570291.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l224929881.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l684839748.jpg"> <BR> <im... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:38:49 EST Walk with some pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444443 decided to go for another walk after dinner. Went with my husband and one of my boys plus my spazzy puppy! we walked the mile down to the creek so Oreo could play a little. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1961879688.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l314501333.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l988468022.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 19:46:02 EST 10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443174 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2099669121.jpg"> <BR> Completed 10k <BR> Jul 28-3, 2013 <BR> 107:0 <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 11:13:09 EST Back from vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437473 Back home and unpacked after camping this weekend. Happy with how I ate this weekend. I brought chicken tenderloins to eat each night instead of burgers or hot dogs. I did have macaroni salad every night but just a little. <BR> <BR> I modified my smores each night. I bought a bag of the miniature candies- hershey, dark chocolate, mr goodbar and krackles. I used one of those, a mini marshmallow and ritz crackers. Calorie count was much lower. <BR> <BR> I was able to get a walk in each mor... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:07:38 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428044 July 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 17 <BR> Rt calf: 17 <BR> Lt thigh: 26 <BR> Rt thigh: 27 <BR> Hips: 44.5 <BR> Below belly button: 48.5 <BR> Above belly button: 46 <BR> Between belly button/bra line: 44.5 <BR> Rt arm: 17 <BR> Lt arm: 17 <BR> Neck: 16 <BR> Bust: 48.5 <BR> <BR> total inches lost: <BR> overall lost: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:03:31 EST Making Strides breast cancer walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427691 I am doing a Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk on 10/19/13. My sister's and I were initially looking at the Avon 2 day walk next May, but we had some concerns about the fundraising amount. Every walker has to raise $1800 or they can't walk. We would love to raise that much money but we were just so concerned that we wouldn't be able to. With Making Strides, it's not only a local walk, but we can set our own fundraising amount. I'm such an avid walker and this is for such a good cause that... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:35:44 EST 5% challenge assignment #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422176 What do you want to change? <BR> My eating habits mostly. I can stay within my calorie range but it's not always the best choices. <BR> <BR> How do you want to look? <BR> <BR> I want to look healthy and happy. I'm not shooting for any specific number on the scale. Right now I would be happy with my weight not starting with a 2!! <BR> <BR> How do you want to feel? <BR> <BR> More energized. Healthier. Less aches and pains. <BR> <BR> <BR> What things will you be able to do in the future w... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:16:33 EST 5% Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420565 <BR> I'm happy to be doing this challenge-it's been a while since I've done one. I plan to follow the spark diet, watching my carb intake. I tend to go over on the carbs since that is the food I like the most. <BR> <BR> I will continue to walk every day- weather permitting. I am part of another challenge- Where are you walking to?- where I am currently aiming for walking 86 miles this month. <em>311</em> <BR> My sister's and I have decided to do the Avon 2 day breast cancer walk in DC ... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:55:05 EST just some thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394989 I've been a little bit of a slacker lately. Its time to stop that. I've let myself slide backwards and have gained almost 10 pounds back. I miss karate and kickboxing but right now its hard to get there. One son just finished baseball and another just started 2 weeks ago. His games start tonight and he has them every monday/wednesday. I wanted to start back in july but with baseball, my older 2 going to virginia for a week (wont have them to watch my younger 2), going camping for a few days i... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:48:03 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216841 No change between December and January but that doesn't surprise me. <BR> <BR> January 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 16 (-0) <BR> Rt calf: 16 (-0) <BR> Lt thigh: 25 (-0) <BR> Rt thigh: 25 (-0) <BR> Hips: 43 (-0) <BR> Below belly button: 46 (-0) <BR> Above belly button: 44 (-0) <BR> Between belly button/bra line: 41 (-.5) <BR> Rt arm: 16 (-0) <BR> Lt arm: 16 (-0) <BR> <BR> total inches lost: .5 <BR> overall lost: 13 <BR> <BR> December 23, 2012 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 16 (-0) <BR> R... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:38:54 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174329 December 23, 2012 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 16 (-0) <BR> Rt calf: 16 (-0) <BR> Lt thigh: 25 (-0) <BR> Rt thigh: 25 (-0) <BR> Hips: 43 (-0) <BR> Below belly button: 46 (-0) <BR> Above belly button: 44 (-0) <BR> Between belly button/bra line: 41 (-.5) <BR> Rt arm: 16 (-0) <BR> Lt arm: 16 (-0) <BR> <BR> total inches lost: .5 <BR> overall lost: 13 <BR> <BR> November 23, 2012 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 16 (-1) <BR> Rt calf: 16 (-1) <BR> Lt thigh: 25 (-1) <BR> Rt thigh: 25 (-1) <BR> Hips: 43 <BR> Below belly ... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 10:16:12 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144050 November 23, 2012 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 16 (-1) <BR> Rt calf: 16 (-1) <BR> Lt thigh: 25 (-1) <BR> Rt thigh: 25 (-1) <BR> Hips: 43 <BR> Below belly button: 46 (-.5) <BR> Above belly button: 44 <BR> Between belly button/bra line: 41.5 <BR> Rt arm: 16 <BR> Lt arm: 16 <BR> <BR> total inches lost: 4.5 <BR> Overall lost: 12.5 <BR> <BR> October 21, 2012 <BR> Lt calf: 17 <BR> Rt calf: 17 <BR> Lt thigh: 26 <BR> Rt thigh: 26 <BR> Hips: 43 (-1) <BR> Below belly button: 46.5 <BR> Above belly button: 44 <... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 09:00:29 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106839 October 21, 2012 <BR> Lt calf: 17 <BR> Rt calf: 17 <BR> Lt thigh: 26 <BR> Rt thigh: 26 <BR> Hips: 43 (-1) <BR> Below belly button: 46.5 <BR> Above belly button: 44 <BR> Between belly button/bra line: 41.5 <BR> Chest: 46 <BR> Rt arm: 16 <BR> Lt arm: 16 <BR> <BR> Total inches lost: 1 <BR> Overall lost: 8.5 <BR> <BR> September 24, 2012 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 17 <BR> Rt calf: 17 <BR> Lt thigh: 26 <BR> Rt thigh: 26 <BR> Hips: 44 (-1) <BR> Below belly button: 46.5 (-1) <BR> Above belly button: 4... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 09:24:13 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072419 September 24, 2012 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 17 <BR> Rt calf: 17 <BR> Lt thigh: 26 <BR> Rt thigh: 26 <BR> Hips: 44 (-1) <BR> Below belly button: 46.5 (-1) <BR> Above belly button: 44 (-2) <BR> Between belly button/bra line: 41.5 (2.5) <BR> Chest: 46 (-1) <BR> Rt arm: 16 <BR> Lt arm: 16 <BR> <BR> Total inches lost since 8/22/12: 7.5 inches Mon, 24 Sep 2012 06:24:15 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026997 August 22, 2012 <BR> <BR> Lt calf: 17 <BR> Rt calf: 17 <BR> Lt thigh: 26 <BR> Rt thigh: 26 <BR> Hips: 45 <BR> Below belly button: 47.5 <BR> Above belly button: 46 <BR> Between belly button/bra line: 44 <BR> Chest: 47 <BR> Rt arm: 16 <BR> Lt arm: 16 <BR> <BR> I haven't taken my measurements in almost a year (I think) and I can't find them so not sure what the differences are. But I can tell by how my clothes feel and when I look in the mirror that they are less. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:24:46 EST