IOWAKATIE's SparkPeople Blog IOWAKATIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Breaking Bad Habits Wow, this past week was crazy. I had a lot of big stuff for school due, plus an insanely crazy high-pressure interview on Friday morning. <BR> <BR> I actually did really well keeping up my nutrition tracker, and I tried when I could to squeeze in 10 mins of exercise throughout the day. I wasn't wildly successful there, but I still did more than normal (which is pretty much zero). Even driving home on Thursday afternoon for my interview, I cranked up the tunes and "car danced" for 20 min... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:44:58 EST On-Again, Off-Again: My Relationship With Food Ah yes, today came (one of) my biggest problems with food. Basically, I eat when I'm bored, and I don't when I'm busy. <BR> <BR> Today I was working on a crazy long paper for one of my classes. I worked at the coffee shop on campus from 9:30-2:30, and it was pretty dead, so I was getting a lot of work done. For breakfast I had an Americano with heavy cream, 2 Hormel Pepperoni Stix, and a string cheese. So far, so good. Then I started in on drinking water, and settled in to work on my ... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:12:41 EST What Counts as "Water"? I'm really not having a hard time keeping up the "water" requirements - I really don't drink too much else. A cup - maybe 2 - of coffee in the morning, and then it's really usually only water and tea the rest of the day. Occasionally I get a hankering for a Sonic Cherry Limeade (and really, who doesn't?), and I might take a bottle of pop or a Capri-Sun on a roadtrip, but really, I drink water. Probably, actually, should drink more milk (except for the whole "carbs" thing). <BR> <BR> But... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:29:18 EST Long Day Today was a long day. I had the opening shift at the coffee shop on campus, and was "food-trapped" by 7:30 am! Ack! <BR> <BR> Walking through the kitchen to pick up the morning pastries we sell, I saw a cookie sheet full of things I hadn't seen before. I asked the chef what they were, and he said, "try one." Before my brain could even register "No!" I had popped it in my mouth. Turns out it was a deep-fried brownie bite covered in frosting. So...that was my breakfast. It was ... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:43:21 EST Here Goes Nothin'! Alright...I goofed around a little with SparkPeople in undergrad, but kind of got out of the habit. So here we go - for sure this time! <BR> <BR> Maybe this is the wrong motivation, but: I'm so tired of fighting with my mom about my weight. We've been doing this since I was in the 2nd grade. I want to lose this weight so that it is no longer something she can criticize me about. I'm taking the power back. <BR> <BR> But it's also about something more: the Holy Spirit class I'm taking ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 02:02:17 EST