ITSTIME2009's SparkPeople Blog ITSTIME2009's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My Birthday Thank you soooooooooo much to everyone who sent me birthday wishes! You helped make my 36th birthday even more special. Thank you! Mon, 7 Dec 2009 20:27:12 EST Bad Day With the Food It's been raining for the past couple of days and all I want to do is sleep. I've been going to bed earlier because I'm exhausted and I have a hard time dragging my sorry butt out of bed. I haven't worked out in the morning two days in a row now. Not good. <BR> <BR> I had a biopsy on my thyroid this morning. I was a nervous wreck prior to the procedure, but it definitely was nothing like I imagined it would be. There was no psycho doctor with a giant needle that he plunges into my nec... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:24:32 EST I Did It! I walked (and jogged a little bit) the inaugural Gynecological Cancer Foundation 5k this morning. It was a beautiful day with a little nip in the air, a very well-organized event, I wore my Survivor t-shirt with pride and I shaved almost a minute off my previous charity race's per mile time ... 16.6 min miles. Yahoo!!!! It made me temporarily forget that I had no hot water this morning and that my premenstral back cramps are kicking in. It just felt so good. I definitely want to do the h... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 16:59:34 EST Facing My Fear I faced my fear last night. I mean really, I don't like to look at myself without being fully clothed so why would anyone else??? I did it. I took the "Before" photos. It took a bazillion tries to get shots that actually included most of me in them ... not the ceiling, wall, floor, toilet, etc. I must say it is very hard to take photos of yourself as you hide in the bathroom because you don't want anyone else to see you being ridiculous. Not to mention that I had to stand on a footstool... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 08:50:58 EST Working Up the Courage Okay, so I didn't get around to taking the picture last night. Too much craziness going on in the house. I forgot that someone was coming to replace the thermostats in the house and he didn't leave until 9:30. Maybe tonight. I did take my measurements this morning. Yikes!!! What an eye opener. I had bought one of those body fat tester thingies they use at the gym a while ago and I finally pulled it out last night to use it this morning. OMG!!! It registered 45.2%. Are you serious? I... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 09:01:58 EST Do I or Don't I? So I'm contemplating doing a "before" picture in a jog bra and shorts and adding it to my page. I'm scared to be honest. That's like totally admitting I have a problem, which I do of course, but this would make it all too real. The other pictures I have posted make it very real, but to putting all of the dimples and bulges out for the world to see ... I don't know if I'm strong enough. We'll see if I have the nerve tonight. Oh God! <em>40</em> Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:58:31 EST