J0URNEY29Y's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=J0URNEY29Y J0URNEY29Y'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/ Best weight loss tip ever........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4587287 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l886625600.jpg"> <BR> In weight loss, you are the driver of your health. There will always be back seat drivers telling you that what you are doing is wrong. Once in a while, you need to stop the car, turn around and say "STFU and get out of my car". Best weight loss tip ever. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:58:11 EST You might be an athlete if.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586214 - you walk around sniffing your underarms to make sure they don't stink <BR> <BR> - you have more pairs of white athletic socks than your teenage son <BR> <BR> - spandex makes you feel sexy <BR> <BR> - you are constantly trying to achieve a PR <BR> <BR> - you actually know what a PR is <BR> <BR> - you strive for negative splits <BR> <BR> - you have 4 pairs of sneakers, and know you need a different pair depending on your workout <BR> <BR> - you choose your next job based on whether or ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:14:33 EST Before & Now and 5k Pics....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4564184 So I finished my 31 day challenge and I exercised 31 days straight with no breaks and no off days. I'm very proud of myself and happy that was able to complete all 30 days. I finished my 2nd 5k this past Saturday and I shaved six minutes off my time coming in at 46:11 from 52.04 from my first 5k. I am currently taking the next three days off because my left knee has been hurting for the last three weeks so hopefully the rest will help. I didn't lose a bunch of weight like I thought I would bu... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 23:18:27 EST Don't let anyone make you feel like you don't deserve what you want... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544236 So I'm on day 19 of my 30 day challenge. I have been keeping up with the exercise, and even though I feel tired sometimes I think about how I'm going to feel when I'm finished. I think about where I've come from and where I'm going and how last year's this time I couldn't imagine I would be doing the things I'm doing now. I also wonder why this was the year I got serious, but with all that said I'm feeling good. My family thinks I'm crazy lol. I'm at the Y every day. I'm there so mush the sta... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:08:58 EST So I was invited out for girls night........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524721 So I was invited out to girls night tonight with some females from my Zumba class. I was happy that I was invited, but I still don't like doing a lot of that kind of social stuff (going to the club). I still feel fat and I just couldn't bring myself to say yes to them. My question is will this change? I mean when I get closer to my goal weight will I have more courage to do the things I use to do? I don't want the ladies to think I'm being antisocial, but I still don't feel comfortable in tha... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 20:42:52 EST I hate it I hate it I hate it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490537 When will running become easier? I hate it I hate it I hate it. <BR> <BR> I just started the second part to the C25k program at my local Y. I did the C25k in April with them and wanted to be back with the team because I had so much fun and enjoyed all the new people I met and the team spirit of it all. We finished a 5k together and I came in at 52 minutes which was mostly walking. I hated the training but I kept going because my coach was so great and I knew I needed to do it for myself. B... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 02:08:29 EST I hate tall people…. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4384674 I hate tall people…. The same weight on them looks so much different on me eghhh. They look slimmer and more in shape and most times the weight is spread out, and they can weigh more at their goal weight, while I still look short and dumpy <em>39</em> . Gosh I wish I was tall. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:48:06 EST I sat down one day and said to myself...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311013 I sat down one day and said to myself how if I did nothing, a year would pass and I would be sitting and saying how frustrated I was all over again about my weight. I decided to get serious and started again in January. I am finding it easier and easier as each week goes by to keep up with the lifestyle changes I have made. I'm not saying that I don't get lazy and unmotivated, I am just saying that when I have one of those days, I get back on the plan the next day. it's been hard and I ha... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:20:22 EST My Workout........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4123561 Sunday: REST <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> <BR> PM: 50 Min Total Strength <BR> 50 Min Pilates <BR> 50 Min Turbo Kick <BR> <BR> Tuesday: <BR> <BR> AM: 50 Min Cardio Pump Or 75 Min Aqua Athletics <BR> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: <BR> <BR> AM: 50 Min Zumba <BR> 50 Min Total Strength <BR> <BR> <BR> Thursday: <BR> <BR> AM: 50 Min Bosu <BR> 50 Min Zumba <BR> <BR> Friday: <BR> AM: 10 Min All Abs <BR> 50 Min Pilates <BR> 50 Min Total Strength <BR> PM:... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:30:36 EST My butt hurts..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4120268 Well today I did total strength and kickboxing this morning. I was feeling really good until after my nap this afternoon when i woke up my butt was hurting. We did a lot of squats today but I didn't think I would feel the effects of those until sometime tomorrow. I'm having a difficult time sitting down lol. Well I guess I'll try to massage it or something. I worked out six day this week, I'm going to take tomorrow off. Hopefully i will be as good as new on Monday. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:03:14 EST Well the last two weeks have been trying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4103371 Well the last two weeks have been trying times for me. I'm finally over my sickness and i have been back in the Gym since last Thursday. I'm starting BLC to kick it up a notch and hopefully I will see great changes in the next 8 weeks. I have upped my calorie intake and now trying to refocus on what I need to do to continue to shed this weight. The weather has been great here and can't wait until the end of the month to start swimming. I just wanted to let everyone I'm still here, and still g... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 16:39:13 EST Still Sick yuck!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4068686 I'm still sick. I have a very bad respiratory infection and have to rest and take it easy. I have not been to the gym in over two weeks and I feel very bad about that. I have lost 6 pounds since I've been sick, but I feel like I'm messing up my progress and will have to start over when I return to the gym. My eating has really been bad in that I have no appetite and just started being able to hold stuff down. I'm hoping to get back on track this coming week. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 16:16:22 EST Still hanging in there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4053577 Well I'm still hanging in there. I haven't been to the gym in a week in a half due to this terrible cold and cough and feeling yucky. I wish it would hurry up and go away because I'm feeling like I'm losing progress.Since I have been sick I've lost 5 pounds, but I think that has a lot to do with the fever and not having an appetite. Well just wanted to let everyone know I'm still here and I'm not giving up. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:11:13 EST No change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016380 So I weighed in this morning and there was no change in the scale. I was very disappointed because I worked out so hard last week 7 days in the gym and all. My eating was ok and I got all my water in. I stayed with under 1800 calories and still nothing changed on the scale. I know that I could of gained muscle over the week and that might of stopped the scale from moving. but I feel like 7 days at the gym most days two hours should of moved that number down. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:10:05 EST Week four Yay!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3976996 Week four Yay…. I made it. I feel great and even though I’ve lost 1 1/2 pounds when I weighed in this morning I am still happy (Total 15). It’s been four weeks since I had any juice or soda… Four weeks of water and some crystal light. I have moved up in the poundage of weight I use at the gym and even my Bosu instructor has commented on me getting stronger. I haven’t had any breakouts and my skin is looking great, I sleep better and I’m excited for the upcoming zumba classes I will be taking... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:41:04 EST Another good week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970146 Another good week... I got five days in so far going to try to make Saturday and Sunday... I did good and I'm proud. My eating was still on point even though I had a mishap on Wednesday. Can't wait till Monday. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:33:02 EST So working out has paid off........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3955537 I worked out 5 times last week.......and it paid of 4 pounds done for a total of 14 pounds in 3 weeks. I feel good today. I feel great today. I feel on top of the world. This makes me want to do better than last week, so I'm going to start out this week with 2 hours of workouts. This week I'm my own motivation........:-) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:03:48 EST Lunges are killer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3942343 Well I worked out for 2 hours today, 1 hour of zumba and 1 hour of strength training with free weight mostly upper body. My quadriceps are still sore and I'm doing stretches and massages to help with the soreness. I'm taking a yoga/pilates fusion class and a bosu class in the morning. I'm hoping the yoga helps with my soreness. I'm still eating right and getting my water in. It's been almost 3 week with only water a crystal light and I feel very good. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:52:31 EST NO Exercise :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3938785 Well today I didn't get any exercise in.... I was so sore today I could hardly move without ouching. Question should I still workout even though I'm sore and just work through the discomfort? I'm going to try to work with my kettlebell and get some are exercises in before I go to bed and maybe some crunches. I did eat right and got my water in. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:25:37 EST Did good........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3934996 Did 2 hours today I hour of total stregnth training and 1 hour of pilates. I fell good and tired now. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:41:44 EST I'm not satisfied http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3932899 So I weighed in this morning and I lost 1 pound. I'm happy with the one pound lost but I'm not satisfied. I know I haven't been working out like I should of been but I'm going to changed that this week. I hope to see more progress next week. I'm still eating well and now I'm up to 10 cups of water and like 3 cups of crystal light a day. I don't if that is too much water or what but I'm drinking it and it's getting easier to do each day. Next Monday will be three weeks since I've started (21... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:27:51 EST Feeling good............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3926031 This week went pretty well.......... I ate really well no processed food and drunk only water and crystal light so that makes this two weeks in a row. I'm up to 9 cups of water a 3 cups of crystal light. now I need to get the motivation to hit the YMCA everyday (I've been twice this week so far) and start this couch to 5k program. I'm feeling ok and I've discovered Quiona which is pretty good. I had it like rice for dinner last night and some on spinach for a salad for lunch today. I'm tryin... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:28:15 EST Last week went great......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3909387 So i got up early to weigh myself and I was shocked to see I had lost 8 pounds since the last time i weighed myself which was 2 weeks ago. My weigh in days are going to be on Mondays now. I had a very good week last week even with all the temptation in my house. Trying to get my family to eat better too but they are stuck in their ways. This time I'm going to succeed or die trying. I have no other choice if I want my life to be what I want it to be. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:45:28 EST It's funny how I'm here again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885223 It's funny how I'm here again........... I'm almost 35 and I have realized that this weight has been holding me back. I'm tired and just want to get healthy and happy. I'm trying to make it work this time and remind myself that this time is the time I am going to make it happen, that I am going to see it through. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:49:23 EST Not So bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1912803 I got a workout in today. I did the treadmill for 45min and upper body weight training. I need to come up with a regular schedule so I can keep track of my workouts and get committed to a routine. Met two people that are now my workout buddies and going to be starting a biggest loser contest next week YaY. i think that is going to give me the most motivation for the next couple of months till I can see changes in my body. Money is a great motivator I think. Looking forward to next week. i ho... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:53:04 EST Another hour and 45min http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1879476 I worked out today and got in 45min of treadmill and 45min of leg exercises... It wasn't as difficult as last time and, I was happy I went. I'm planning to make it four times this week. <em>198</em> can't wait till Tuesday to weigh in, hopefully I will see some loss. Sat, 14 Mar 2009 20:27:10 EST I almost died http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1867816 I made it to the gym today and i'm so happy I did. I did the treadmill for 60min and I felt like I was going to die but I stuck with it. I have a new workout partner so she helped me stay positive.I'm more out of shape than last time. I kept thinking about all the weight I had gained and also about how I fell of track last year. I kept thinking that if only I would of stayed with the program I would be at my goal weight now. I just thinking and kept walking. This time I want to make it work.... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:13:34 EST Giving it another try http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1853289 Hello all I am back once again trying to lose this weight. I don't know why I can't get it together. I think about losing weight all the time but, I just can't seem to do it or motivate myself to do it. I was doing good last year till I hurt my knee and then holidays came around and then you know.............:-( Well now I'm back and am willing to do anything to make it this time. I'm tired and sick and sick and tired and everything in between. I need this. So everyone or anyone in the Ch... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:37:20 EST I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1470898 Hello all my friends and spark buddies. I am making a come back. Life got me off track, but I'm giving weight loss another go around. I need my buddies to kick me in the butt and getting me moving. I'm ready for the battle. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 14:33:25 EST I’ve missed everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=923549 Hello everyone… I’m back from a long hiatus. Yes I’ve missed everyone especially all the people who have supported me and left messages in my inbox . Well 2008 is in full swing and I plan to get to business. Things have been going slow for the past two weeks, and I would really like to revive my workout and try some new things. I’m trying to get my eating back on track and get on a steady schedule with my workouts. I want to be dedicated this year and hit my goals. So everyone what’s your p... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 11:18:25 EST November is going to be a hard month..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=825522 Well I haven't been posting like I use to, but I'm going to try to get back to it each week on Mondays. I fell off a little bit a couple of weeks ago, but I got it together and started again. November is going to be a hard month, well Thanksgiving is going to be a hard holiday for me because I love pies and stuffing. I will be going home for the holiday and you know how that is, but I'm going to try to stay on track the best way I can and try to make responsible choices. <BR> <BR> Well as f... Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:29:02 EST Still moving along........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=797230 Well I must say things are still moving along. I lost another two pounds since last week and I'm very happy about that. I got in three days of deep water and 1 day of weight training with 50 min of cardio on the treadmill last week. This week I'm going back to my six day routine with the Deep water to see what kind of results I get. <BR> <BR> Well I have a long week ahead let me get started.... Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:10:45 EST And When I Opened My Eyes..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=787283 Last week I didn't do too well with my workouts. After I weighed myself on the 8th I was very disappointed and I kind of slacked of with working out. I only worked out on 3 days. I did buy some soy protein, flax seed oil, and Psyllium and started making a shake every morning. I add blueberries and peaches to it to get some fruit in. It keeps me full for at least 4 hours. So I guess I was eating pretty good last week. <BR> <BR> Today..... well this morning I started my Deep Water fitness cla... Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:50:29 EST What is wrong with me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=777171 "It is the size of one's will which determines success" <BR> <BR> <BR> I got up this morning very excited. I got on that scale and don't you know it hadn't moved one bit since last week. Of course you know I was very disappointed. I workout six of the seven days last week including Sunday. The only day I didn't work out was Friday. I spent at least 45min and up to 65min on the treadmill ( I do the Forest walk and alpine pass with an incline of at least 5% or more: speed 3.0 -4.0 so it's not... Mon, 8 Oct 2007 08:47:28 EST I've been working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=773621 I've been working hard this week. I mean really hard. I've been to the gym everyday so far. I've been eating good, but I'm still trying to get all the meals and snacks in, and I've been drinking the water. I found out on Monday that i I have tendinitis in my right wrist. That hasn't slowed me down, but I do have to wear that funny looking brace. Oh well I got to do what it takes health wise. <BR> <BR> October has started out great and I'm going to make sure it continues to be great. I start ... Thu, 4 Oct 2007 23:38:49 EST It's on for the month of October! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=767544 Today is the beginning of a new week and also a new month. For the month of September, I've lost 5 pounds 1 pound since last week. I'm really happy about that because my game was off and I still lost weight. My goal for October is to lose 20 pounds by working out and eating right. I would like to go down a jean size. <BR> <BR> It's on for the month of October soooo look out November. Starting today I will try to get my butt to the gym everyday a workout out for an hour. <BR> I will try to ea... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 09:32:54 EST Well I've been slacking off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=761366 Well I've been slacking off, not doing my exercises, and letting other people stress me out. I've been really good with my eating and I have loss another 2 pounds as of Monday, but i know I need to get my butt in the gym. I'm going to try to get back into the swing of things *sigh* it's so much easier when you have a work out partner. <BR> <BR> Anyway I'm going to load up my ipod and get to the gym; no senses in wasting money on a membership and don't even go. Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:00:31 EST Thanks Deborah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=752677 I want to thank Deborah for the nice comment she left on my blog comment page. I was trying to comment back but I accidentally click the delete comment button. I got the first part of the name, but with so many Deborah's I don't know which one you are. So Deborah if you read this send me a message so I can find your page and add you. Wed, 19 Sep 2007 21:26:10 EST I'M SICK OF BEING FAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=748628 So I lost 2 pounds, Woo Hoo. I know it's slow, but I'm still proud and you know 2+2+2+2+2 adds up. Now it's time for me to step my game up. I got out twice last week to workout. I'm going to try to workout 6 times this week and see what happens. I'm joining a gym and getting a consultation and fitness analysis so I can put up my measurements. <BR> <BR> Blogging on her and reading other peoples blogs keep me motivated. I was blog suffer and I came across a lady's blog where she said she was ... Mon, 17 Sep 2007 10:03:33 EST Work It Out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=746521 Well this week has been great. No soda or juice just plain water. No fried food or sweets. I got another 8 cups in yesterday, and I did 1 hour of circuit training. I'm going to walk today and tomorrow so that I can get my exercise in. <BR> <BR> I got a free weeks membership at my workout buddies gym, but I don't think I'm going to join. It cost $499.00 a year and a $99.00 joining fee. You pay that monthly through a credit or bank card at $49.00. I'm looking into Planet Fitness their membersh... Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:16:19 EST Day 2 and Ohh what a day it Was. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=741483 I didn't make my doctors appointment today. I had the wrong day. It was yesterday how could I get the days mixed up smh. I'll have to reschedule it and I know their going to be mad when I call because I didn't cancel. Well I did make it to the gym and did some circuit training for 40minutes. I got 8 1/2 cups of water in today WOO HOO. I started drinking water around 3am when I woke up to go the little girls room and I continued all day long. I was half way through by 11am. Anyway back to the ... Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:15:37 EST Starting slow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=740089 Well yesterday was a pretty good day. I drunk 5 cups of water. I was trying to get to 8, but I fell slightly short, but I'm still proud of that because I usually don't drink any. I weighed myself so that I could track my weight each week and put it on my calendar. I ate pretty good. I had a bowl of cereal in the morning with cup of 1% milk (I'm trying to get down to non-fat ewww). For lunch I had two small chicken sandwiches ( I know they are not health, but I was in a rush and thy totaled ... Tue, 11 Sep 2007 03:44:40 EST