INFANTRYWIFE01's SparkPeople Blog INFANTRYWIFE01's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Calorie Debt It's going on 10:30. I'm hungry. All I want to do is ravage my pantry for chips, crackers, or cookies!!! I already had a granola bar to quell the thoughts of salty, sugary goodness, but to no avail. I still find myself sitting here thinking about food. GGGRRRR..... <BR> <BR> As much as I can tell myself that I don't need the extra calories or that I should just go to bed, I find myself sitting here contemplating blowing my whole day on a binge of yumminess. :( <BR> <BR> Here is where I ne... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:27:32 EST SURPRISE!!!...or is it? My husband is in the Army and is set to leave for Ranger School in 10 days! For those of you who don't know, Ranger School is an intense physical and mental challenge that only the best soldiers can make it through. It also requires a minimum of 61 days with no contact from the outside world. This could go one of two ways for me. Last time I had 2 months of no contact with my husband I was able to buckle down and lost 15lbs before he came home. Of course, when he came back the weight crept ba... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:27:07 EST Who needs washboard abs when you can have jiggle? Yesterday I was feeling so confident that with some work, I could be that woman with the flat stomach and hot abs. Today, I'm not feeling that so much. It's awful, but I know I really want that body and I want to be able to keep up physically with my husband, but sometimes I just look at all that I have to do to get there and I look at myself in my current state and sort of shrug my shoulders and tell myself I'm fine where I am. <BR> <BR> This is what gets me into trouble even when I'm succ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 22:49:01 EST starting all over... again I worked my butt off all summer and was successful in walking down the aisle at a slim 133lbs. I felt beautiful. Well, after a honeymoon, a cross-country move, and currently not having a job, not to mention the fact that my husband is trying to GAIN weight while I'm trying to lose... I gained A LOT! I can't believe the scale is inching it's way to 150! I hate that number more than anything. Now, I'm trying to get back on track, but after being so completely out of the watching what I'm eating... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 00:20:45 EST death to the scale!!!! So I've been trudging along nicely with my weight loss, losing about 2-3 pounds a week the last few weeks. This week, however, that seemed to change. My body seemed hungrier and more tired, so I relaxed a little and fed it more. I tried to be good and eat healthier versions of what my body craved, like lean cuisine macaroni and cheese instead of Kraft, but that still left me bloated and gross. I might as well have eaten the real deal. <BR> <BR> I've been eating more carbs, but my body's bee... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:21:14 EST Good run today So, I was so on point with my eating today and the last few days since I've moved. I'm impressed with myself, especially since I haven't started my new job yet, so all I have to do is unpack and be at home. I haven't been overeating at all. In fact, I've been eating mostly fruits and vegetables with some protein and moderate carbohydrates. I feel so good! After dinner today I decided to go out for a run. I just got up and put on my shoes and went! It's so different from living in the city. Th... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 22:46:48 EST Restart So I had a busy couple of weeks. I guess I was a little presumptious in assuming I could successfully start a new workout program as intense as Insanity with all that I had going on. First, my fiance comissioned as an officer in the United States Army! Go baby! Second, I graduated with my pre-law degree! Then, I had a mini vacation to the Maine beaches to celebrate. Then, I packed the whole apartment and moved myself and my cat and rabbit to my mom's house. So, very little time to work out an... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 14:42:33 EST When squirrels ATTACK! So I was all set to get up this morning and start over on Insanity, when I heard squirrels in my ceiling! The squirrels were so loud and ended up knocking the light fixture right out of the ceiling! Now there's a large hole there... I'm standing there with a broom to make sure none come in my house, frantically calling my fiance and my landlord, neither of which seem to be rushing here to help me. Needless to say, I'm beyond frustrated!!!!! I was supposed to be getting back on track today and... Fri, 14 May 2010 13:38:36 EST Oops! So, life got in the way yesterday and today. Yesterday, I was all set to get up and workout. I set the alarm, set out my clothes and rearranged the living room. Problem was, when the alarm went off, I was so sore from the day before, I could barely get out of bed. I ended up going back to bed. I wasn't too bummed because I figured I would do it when I got home. Unfortunately, my double shift lasted a little longer than I expected. That wasn't a bad thing necessarily because it means I basical... Thu, 13 May 2010 21:40:35 EST Day 2 Insanity Workout <em>48</em> <BR> Woohoo! I did Day 2 of Insanity. I was a little nervous to do it today judging how I felt a little inadequate yesterday after the fit test, but thanks to all the lovely people's positive comments on Sparkpeople, I was feeling better. As encouragement, when I got home, my fiance had already set up the living room and even qued up my DVD and left me a note that he was proud of me to make sure I worked out. So sweet! <BR> <BR> Anyway, about the workout itself... it was waaaa... Tue, 11 May 2010 20:20:08 EST Day 1 Insanity Workout <em>249</em> <BR> So I was feeling super psyched to start this program and I officially just completed the first workout, which although it's not classified as a workout (it's a fit test) it sure as heck feels like one! I'm exhausted and a little frustrated, but I guess that's to be expected. I thought I was in a little bit better shape, but I guess I just need to work on that. They have you record how many of each exercise you can do in a one minute period. It was tough, but I tried my bes... Mon, 10 May 2010 17:06:41 EST Insanity workout DVD collection So, I've gotten new motivation! I have a cruise in a couple of weeks, my father's wedding in June, and then my own wedding in October. I've been working hard, but I'm not making much progress. That's when I saw the infomercial for Insanity workout. It's supposed to be super intense, like p90X, but more cardio based than strength. I got it! As I was watching it, I kept saying to my fiance that I wish I could do a program like that. For the rest of the day, I kept thinking about it and realized... Mon, 10 May 2010 13:54:38 EST Oops! Back up 3lbs due to being a little off track this past month. Not only did my boyfriend get back from deployment, I started my senior year of college, and am happily planning my WEDDING for April of next year! :D Needless to say, the last month of stress and celebration needs to come to an end. Where to start? It's so hard to get my butt up and off to the gym when I have homework, a wedding, and a job to worry about. I simply don't seem to have the time to relax, which has been my excuse for ... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:16:14 EST Boyfriend's bad eating a bad influence! My boyfriend and I live together and I tend to do all the cooking in the house. While this gives me some control over what we eat, he's kind of on the picky side and a major carb-craver. He's super skinny and works out constantly (not that he could gain a pound if he tried) While he's been away for military obligations for the past few months, I've completely overhauled my eating habits and made some major progress! He gets back this weekend and I'm so excited for him to see the new me! I am ... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:13:19 EST N O Xplode I'm currently working 40+ hours as a waitress at a very busy restaurant until school starts back up in a couple of weeks. I've been too tired to even contemplate working out recently, seeing as I'm walking for about 6 hours a day at work. While this might be enough exercise for most people, I'm so used to it that it doesn't do much for my weight loss unless I seriously restrict calories, which puts me back at tired. Well, with only days left until my boyfriend gets back fro his military oblig... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 13:55:38 EST No more love handles!!!! So I'm down about 7lbs., which on my small 5' 3" frame is a lot. I was at work yesterday and unintentionally went to put my hand on my hip (more like my side, but you get the idea). Well, when I did my hand slid down my side and I almost toppled over! Haha! There's no longer a love handle there to grab onto! For the first time, my body feels foreign to me and I love it that I'm missing a piece of it. Just wanted to share my little bit of weight loss excitement! <em>244</em> Fri, 7 Aug 2009 12:56:56 EST busy busy So school started back up last week and it's been crazy busy! Between working at a local restaurant and classes, I never have time to really plan out my meals. I have my own apartment, so at least I can control what I eat, but it's still hard. I stocked my pantry with healthy foods but find that when I'm at work is when it gets really hard. I always have a hard time eating something healthy. Almost everything is fried and unhealthy. I'm trying here though. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend has been a ... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:13:11 EST progress So I've been strugging with a recently diagnosed condition that causes digestive system to process slowly and makes me to hold onto weight. Well, since I've been eating better and working out, I've been feeling better as well. In addition, I've lost 5 pounds what seems like overnight!!! They said that I can expect that to happen due to my condition, but still... to see the scale go down 5lbs!!! Yay! I'm pumped! <BR> I would love to continue with my running plan that I started in April, but i... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 13:43:05 EST FINALS!!! AAAGGGHHH!!! This week has been super stressful. I've barely had enough time to sleep, so I obviously haven't been working out. I feel kind of gross about that but what can you do? I have to study my butt off and write a ton of papers. I'll be done by the end of the week, so then I can get back on track. For now though, I'm struggling. I'm going to bed now because I can't cram another Supreme Court ruling into my brain tonight. I'll be up extra early to cram some more. Hopefully, I'll be back on track on ... Thu, 1 May 2008 00:07:27 EST How my day turned around after all.... I was feeling depressed before because I felt that I was eating things not entirely in my control. Being stuck at the DMV and driving for most of the day resulted in my eating foods that may not have helped me in my weight loss venture. <BR> I was feeling bad for myself and wrote a blog entry describing this. Thanks to SHADYMAYA's comments, I was able to turn my day around! She said, "remember that it's how we act when things are tough that's important. It's easy to stick with your diet when... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:19:21 EST Today is a bad day... <em>39</em> <BR> Today I ended up eating what I didn't want to. I had to drive home to get my emissions test done and then had to wait at the DMV for about 2 hours to register my car. Needless to say, I ended up incredible hungry. I figured that instead of eating the vending machine food, I would grab a granola bar out of my car. Instead of even looking at the nutrition facts, I ate it. I had already had one for breakfast. By the time I got home, I was starving once again because all I had ... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:43:27 EST Today is a good day! I really feel motivated today. I've never felt quite THIS motivated. It's like I don't mind giving up the sweets that much and I actually am starting to enjoy working out instead of feeling like it's an obligation. I hopped on the scale this morning and noticed that I was down to 139, when a few weeks ago I was weighing in at about 145. I'm pretty proud of myself for trying this hard and this is the first time since I've started my struggle with weight loss last year that I've really seen the... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:22:05 EST so annoyed... I haven't been getting anywhere. I feel like I'm playing a game with the scale. One day, it's gone down and the next, it's up again. While I don't eat as healthy as I always should, I am well inside my Sparkpeople ranges. I have definitely made an improvement on how well I am eating overall though. Also, I have never been known to go to the gym, let alone, enjoy it. Now, I go to the gym almost every day and work out for about an hour on the elliptical. While I lost 5 pounds and am happy abo... Tue, 20 Feb 2007 23:15:12 EST