JACOBSBELOVED's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JACOBSBELOVED JACOBSBELOVED'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/ Day 159: What A Past Couple Of Months! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610460 So, obviously I've been a little MIA. Of course we were all busy during the holidays, so there was no surprise there that we all weren't interacting everyday. However, for me, the busy-ness exceeded about a month more than I thought it would. Want to see what I've been up to? Keep reading. However, I know this blog is very loooong and I can't guarantee that it will be interesting. ;) <BR> <BR> - My sister broke off her engagement. This is going to sound really mean but I'm not too surprised.... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:13:54 EST Day 100: Whoa! That Could Have Been Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555598 This past week or so I've been feeling myself slipping. I've been losing momentum and motivation little by little everyday. <BR> <BR> As I said in my last blog, I had my first yellow day. I was okay with it and I still am. However, now I'm really struggling and it got to the point where I actually had a green day yesterday. Yup. I had my first green day and my first yellow day less than a week apart. I really don't think the yellow day threw me off and made the green day happen, especially b... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 02:09:19 EST Day 96: 40 lbs Down and Thanksgiving Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552386 I am so happy to be 14 weeks in and 40 lbs. down! The 80's were super frustrating for me. This whole month I was so up and down with my weight. One week I would lose absolutely nothing, and then the next week I would lose a big amount (4lbs and 5 lbs). It's so hard not to feel down and frustrated on those weeks where you don't lose anything, but thankfully I pushed through (but not without whining about it) and I was eventually rewarded with losses. I feel good to know that I'm strong enough ... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:21:38 EST Day 76: Rough Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535880 I have been wanting to eat EVERYTHING this week. I have no idea why but I've been really trying to resist the urge. I've been higher with my calories this week- mostly in the 1,400's and one day with 1,700. I thought it would be worth it to eat a little bit extra everyday to prevent a binge. So far it's been working but I feel like I'm on the verge of a binge; like any moment I'm going to start eating something and never stop. Thankfully I've been able to talk myself out of ever doing it and ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 14:32:40 EST Day 71: Baby Shower Binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531000 So, I was at a baby shower yesterday. It was my first party since I got back on my diet plan and I was a bit nervous about it. Party foods are SUCH a weakness for me! The variety and and assortment of foods always looks so appetizing to me, and I knew that I would have a bit of a problem making sure I didn't eat anything I shouldn't be eating. <BR> <BR> This shower was a brunch and when I RSVP-ed, the hostess said that there would be pancakes, bacon, muffins, donuts, eggs, bagels, and other... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 14:22:38 EST Day 69: October Overview http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529316 Well, since I've been trying to make my goals non-scale related, I decided to focus on how well I was doing with my eating. I wanted my Red October pretty bad. Another whole month filled with staying within my calorie range. This month there was a concert, a birthday celebration (not mine), a cold, a fun holiday that revolves around candy and treats, and it's my favorite season filled with delicious yumminess everywhere. <BR> <BR> This month was tough but I managed to obtain my Red October! ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:43:01 EST Day 63: Nine Weeks In, 30 lbs Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524338 As of today, I have lost 30 lbs! This is incredible to me! I have never lost this much before. I've been in the 280's many, many times before but I'm going to do my very best to never see them again. Seems easy enough since I plan on losing much, much more weight. <BR> <BR> I have successfully been able to have my Red October so far and I only have six more days left of October. I'm feeling pretty darn confident that I can finish off this month in the reds. I'm going to be pretty darn proud ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 01:37:01 EST Day 53: High School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515454 I got an invite today via Facebook to get together with some people from high school in the next couple of weeks or so. Most of these people are acquaintances but some of them are people I've known since I was four years old. I'm excited that they wanted to get together and that I was invited, but I'm also hesitant because I've gained soooo much weight since high school. I was over-weight in high school (I usually stayed around 175-180 lbs and I was 5'6") but I was also very athletic and I pl... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:24:22 EST Day 48: My Go-To Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511070 I am in a very snacky mood right now and I'm trying to find things to make myself busy and not think of food. I'm not hungry but I feel like snacking. So, instead of giving in to snacking, I'm going to share a recipe I found that has been very, very helpful for me these past couple of weeks. <BR> <BR> First off, here's my source. I want to give credit where credit is due: http://therecipecrayonbox.blogspot.com/201<BR>2/03/perfect-chicken.html <BR> <BR> It's called "Perfect Chicken". I've b... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:52:36 EST Day 37: The Hunt For Red October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500934 First, a quick refresh: Red means I stayed within my calorie range. Yellow means I went over my calories by a couple hundred. Green means I went waaaay over my calories. I know we usually associate red as a bad color but in my case it's a good thing! :D <BR> <BR> Okay, moving on: <BR> <BR> Can I just talk about how proud I am of myself? I really am! Ever since I recommitted myself to living a more healthy lifestyle, I have been feeling really proud of my choices. <BR> <BR> A really big ac... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 01:07:34 EST Day 29: I'm Just Gonna Say It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493182 I struggled a lot this summer. A LOT. Between the moving, my mom's health scare, a couple of vacations, a death of a family friend, injuring my foot, hubby's birthday, and my birthday, I just completely pushed everything health-related aside. I didn't track anything, I hardly exercised (a lot due to the heat but mostly due to lack motivation), and I just didn't care what happened. <BR> <BR> Now that life feels back to normal and everything has slowed down more, I'm not pleased with myself. ... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:23:47 EST Day 318: Has It Really Been 6 Weeks?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409961 Wow I had no idea it had been that long since I last blogged! I've been busy. <BR> <BR> Well, Hubby and I are all moved in to my childhood home (happiness). I feel like we are one step closer to achieving our goals of having our own home and getting closer to children. The kids are still a little ways away, but we're still getting closer. <BR> <BR> Mom and sister are still living in the house (4 adults, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, yikes). This was all expected and talked about so it's nothin... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 19:57:52 EST Day 275: Hooray For No Emotional Eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364094 First off, yeah, I realize I've been blogging a lot lately but it's been helping! <BR> <BR> Today was a bit of an off day for me. I feel like every little thing was getting to me and it was one thing after another. Here it goes: <BR> <BR> I was heading to Walmart today to get Jacob a pair of prescription sunglasses as an anniversary gift. Our anniversary is June 6 and I know it takes a week or two for the glasses to get in since you have to order them. He usually wears a clip over his regul... Wed, 22 May 2013 00:13:50 EST Day 273: Red, Yellow, Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361649 In another attempt to control my eating, I'm going to try something new. I printed out two calendars (the kind that has all 12 months on one page). On one calendar, I marked yellow days and green days. Yellow days are the days that I can splurge a little bit and the green days are when I can splurge a lot. I have marked 5 yellow days and 8 green days. <BR> <BR> Yellow days are days like my sister's birthday, Jacob's birthday, the day Jacob and I started dating, and a couple of other little ... Sun, 19 May 2013 23:17:57 EST Day 269: Weird Place For Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357747 So, I have been into Food Network lately. I like some of their reality shows but I try to stay away from the cooking shows. Hubby and I have agreed that watching certain shows does us no good since all the food looks soooo good. It then usually leads to poor food choices because stuff on tv looked so good, followed by regret and disappointment after said food is consumed. So we have agreed not to watch a few of these shows. <BR> <BR> One show, however, is actually back on the "okay to watch... Wed, 15 May 2013 18:24:57 EST Day 255: Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342446 As predicted, I have been so, so, SO busy these past couple of weeks! I've been out of town these past two weekends, there have been tons of birthdays (April has 4 birthdays in our family), I've been clearing out space in the house for Jacob and me, I've been working at the school, and I've been watching Desi's baby. That's life, right? <BR> <BR> I'm still really pleased with not blogging everyday. I really shouldn't have gone a few weeks without blogging though. I'm really going to try and... Wed, 1 May 2013 20:35:37 EST Day 233: Made A Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317866 I've decided that I will be blogging once a week. I haven't quite decided yet if I will be doing it on a certain day (Wednesdays, Saturdays, etc) but as of now I will just be doing it once a week. <BR> <BR> I know I'm going to miss blogging everyday but I want to see if it will be better for me. And if I see that it's hurting more than it's helping, I'll definitely return to my daily blogs. <BR> <BR> Things are going to be picking up here in a little bit and our move will come up quickly.... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 01:06:29 EST Day 232: More Changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316560 I was at my mom's house today slowly cleaning out my old bedroom. July is going to come up quick and I want the house to be as move-in ready for us as possible. <BR> <BR> As I was going through stuff, my mom and I were just talking. She was talking about how nervous she is about moving (which is only natural) and how she's afraid she won't have enough money saved up by the time she moves. Since she's taking her two pups with her, she'll have to put down a deposit on each of them when she mo... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 23:41:03 EST Day 231: Still Effective? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315304 I'm beginning to think that my daily blog entries are becoming ineffective. I feel like I rarely have anything to write about anymore, but I'm afraid of what would happen if I didn't blog everyday. If I wasn't blogging everyday I would still definitely be logging in everyday and checking up on people, and I'm wondering if I should give the blogs a rest for a while. <BR> <BR> I find that I'm kind of dreading doing them at the end of the day and that's mostly because I don't know what to write... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 01:10:28 EST Day 230: 28th Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314225 My parents got married 28 years ago today. Jacob, my sister, my mom, and I went out tonight as a family to celebrate and we had a lot of fun. It was nice for all of us to get together and laugh and talk. <BR> <BR> Not much else that went on today, which is quite nice for a Saturday. :) Sun, 7 Apr 2013 01:15:42 EST Day 229: Last Day With Alex http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313220 Yesterday was my last day with Desi's baby, Alex. He turned nine months yesterday as well, so he's getting to be such a big boy. <BR> <BR> I'm really glad his grandpa gets to watch him from now on. He's such a loving man and he shamelessly loves on Baby Alex. I feel like you just don't see men get very affectionate with kids but he does. When Desi had her miscarriage, he cried a lot for the baby she lost. I feel like you definitely don't see men cry either, but he just shows his emotions ins... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 00:12:35 EST Day 228: Well, Well, Well, Look Who Decided To Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312026 TOM. Finally. Thanks for showing up 3 WEEKS LATE. <BR> <BR> I took a pregnancy test a couple of weeks ago and it came out negative, but I was still having tons of symptoms. I hate how inconsistent I've been lately with TOM but I just don't want to go to the doctor. I'm just glad it finally came. <BR> <BR> I'm guessing it was so late because of Ruby's passing. I was quite emotional, stressed, and down about her (obviously), and that's the only reason I can think of why it was so late this t... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 23:09:38 EST Day 227: Almost Speechless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310803 I was watching a documentary today about obesity and food and such. A part of this documentary included a 12 year old girl who weighed 218 lbs and she was getting liposuction. Yes, a 12 year old girl getting liposuction. She got the lipo and she had excess skin removal which put her weight in the 150's. <BR> <BR> Sadly, this girl quickly gained the weight back and she was back to feeling poorly about herself and for letting herself gain weight. Her brilliant parents then decide to take her ... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 23:13:07 EST Day 226: Now What? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309631 Desi's dad is getting laid off this month, which means he will be watching the baby full time. His last day is Friday, which means my last day with the baby is on Thursday. I'm going to miss seeing Desi and her husband several times a week, even if it was just for a few minutes in the mornings. I will definitely miss the baby as well but I know his grandpa is ecstatic to be able to spend time with him everyday. Desi's dad, Mike, has been with his company for over 30 years and apparently the l... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 01:11:48 EST Day 225: Happy Birthday, Ruby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308264 Ruby would have been four years old today. Hubby and I were looking at pictures of her today and it really made me miss her, but it also made me really appreciate that short amount of time we had with her. I just can't get over how perfect she was for us. Her little personality matched ours so well. She was so silly and funny, so it was perfect that she was born on April Fool's day. <BR> <BR> It's funny because the joke in our house was that the kitty was in love with Mike Rowe from the sho... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:45:22 EST Day 224: Ugh Goodness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306851 Hubby's back is still out of whack and now I'm sick. I've had a sore throat, coughing, sneezing, and runny nose. You know, the usual cold stuff. It hasn't been inhibiting me too much but it's still annoying and it's still hard to sleep with the stuffy nose. It's also kind of hard to swallow with my throat being sore and my nose is burning from all the sniffling. <BR> <BR> I have the baby tomorrow, so I hope I have enough energy to keep up with him. It's supposed to be a shorter day, which i... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:38:15 EST Day 223: Poor Hubby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305881 We were running errands today including Costco. We like to get their big jugs of water but they're really heavy. They're 50 lbs per box (6 jugs in a box), and being the gentleman he is, hubby hefted the water and put it in the cart. <BR> <BR> We got home and unload stuff from the car, including the water. Hubby must have lifted the water wrong or something because his back is all tweaked now. He's had some pain in it ever since we unloaded the groceries and I'm blaming the water. He's never... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:34:21 EST Day 222: Juvenile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304957 I was at Target today and there was a woman there in her early 30's (I'm guessing). She was very over-weight (I'm guessing over 400 lbs). As she was leaving with her kids, I saw and heard at least four different groups of people either snickering, pointing, or making jokes about her. Most of these people were adults, too. <BR> <BR> I'm just so surprised at how people act. I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I still can't believe that this kind of juvenile behavior still goes on. People wer... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 02:36:54 EST Day 221: Sheesh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303916 I watched Desi's baby again today. My mom and sister texted me to see if they could stop by. I watch the baby at his house and I don't want to treat it like it's my house. I don't want to just invite people over and invite them in and stuff, even if it is just my mom and sister. We have known Desi for over 20 years and we think of each others' families as our own, but I still want to respect her home and not just let people in. <BR> <BR> However, something told me that it was okay, so I tol... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:40:32 EST Day 220: Quite a Full Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302728 Today was definitely an eventful day to say the least. I watched Desi's baby again. Thankfully it was only until about 12:30, however, that was certainly long enough. I tried to put him down for a nap and he would have none of that. He was a bit cranky as well and those two things resulted in causing me to be quite tired. <BR> <BR> After watching the baby, hubby and I went to get our taxes done. The location is about 70 miles from home. However, we have gone to the same tax service lo... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:56:59 EST Day 219: Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301413 I watched Desi's baby today and he was quite whiny this morning. He had his morning nap and then he was all smiles, which makes things a lot easier on me. :) <BR> <BR> Hubby had to teach tonight at the college, so my sister, my mom, and I went out to dinner and spent quite a bit of time goofing around and talking. My sister had worked a day shift today and I'm happy I was able to spend the evening with her. I was happy to spend the evening with my mom too but it's more rare to see my sissy. ... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:22:39 EST Day 218: Productive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300209 I watched Desi's baby today until about 3:00 pm and then I went to hubby's classroom to help him grade. His grades are due by Wednesday and there were quite a few end-of-the-quarter projects that we needed to go through. I don't know how I was able to go through so much of it after having the baby for 8 hours, but I went through those projects like nobody's business. I got so much done. Hubby did too but I think I was quicker than him today. :) <BR> <BR> We just got home around 8:30 pm and I... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:49:39 EST Day 217: An Unexpected Day Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298926 Since Jacob has this upcoming week off, he told me we were going to Big Bear for the day. We never do anything on Sundays since he has work the next day, so it was quite a treat to get out and do something bigger today. <BR> <BR> The last time we were in Big Bear, the lake was frozen over and it was in the 30's during the day. This time it was in the 50's (love!) and most of the snow has already melted away. Everything is so green and lovely. I was loving the fact that I could comfortably w... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:36:45 EST Day 216: Date Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297839 As the title says, tonight was date night. It was a very enjoyable evening but now I'm really tired and I have a headache. I have no idea why, considering I didn't have anything to do today. Maybe the week is catching up to me? <BR> <BR> Not much to say about today, other than it was a pleasant and enjoyable day (minus the headache). :) Sun, 24 Mar 2013 01:19:07 EST Day 215: Spring Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296785 Today started hubby's spring break. He still has his college courses on Tuesday and Thursday night but he's home all week from his full-time job. I'm hoping that we don't go crazy this week while he's home. I think we can keep it under control, but I'm still a bit nervous that we're going to eat poorly. <BR> <BR> I'm still watching Desi's baby this week from Monday through Thursday, so that will keep me busy and hopefully prevent me and hubby from doing anything too bad. I have the option o... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:08:36 EST Day 214: Need. Sleep. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295600 I only got about 3-4 hours of sleep last night and I am pooped. I didn't end up falling asleep till 2:30-3:00 a.m. and I had to get up at 6:30 a.m. to watch Desi's baby. I need my sleep. I'm definitely not the type of person that can run off of just a couple of hours of sleep, so the day felt like it just kinda dragged on. <BR> <BR> I was able to work on getting my music back on my computer a little bit this afternoon when I got home and I made some progress. I was able to recover everythin... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:48:01 EST Day 213: Music Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294479 I have spent so many hours trying to get my music from my iPod to my computer today. My computer crashed a little while ago and I finally have the patience to try and get my music back on my computer. The only thing is, I have NO idea how to do it. Apparently it's doable and there are few different ways that have worked for different people, but nothing is working for me. <BR> <BR> Even the stuff I bought off of iTunes is lost. I thought it was supposed to be saved automatically but mine wa... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:20:30 EST Day 212: MUCH Better Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293145 For Christmas, my mum-in-law gave my mom a "coupon" for a girl's day. My mom "cashed" it in today and so my mum-in-law came up. My father-in-law is out of town for the week on business, so today was the perfect time for her to come up. <BR> <BR> I had Desi's baby today but it turns out her dad had the day off so he came and picked him up before noon. I only had him for about five hours today, which was nice. That meant that I got to spend the day with my mom and mum-in-law and I really neede... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:17:52 EST Day 211: Bleh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291871 Just an all around bleh day. Nothing quite went the way I wanted it to, and I hate feeling like I wasted my free time. "Productive" was not the word of the day. <BR> <BR> However, I was able to have lunch with my sister at the new Panera Bread they just built, so that was quite nice. That was really the only good part of my day. I wish it could have lasted longer but I was lucky to have the hour and a half that we were able to spend together. I really enjoy our time together, especially whe... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:11:25 EST Day 210: Something New Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290552 I did my something new Sunday again today and it was another success. Tonight was slow-cooker meatballs. I made a ton, too, so now husbean and I have lunches for the week. This will really help me with my mid-day protein dilemma, especially since I just have to nuke it in the microwave. <BR> <BR> It's beginning to get hot where I live. It's only March and I already had to use the air conditioner. I absolutely hate feeling warm, sweating, or any other reaction to heat. I don't know why it ma... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:14:26 EST Day 209: Another Uneventful Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289432 I had another nice, uneventful day and it was wonderful. We spent about three to four hours at hubby's school grading stuff, we had date night, and we went to the grocery store. Like I said, uneventful and I love it. :) <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 01:48:45 EST Day 208: It's One Of Those Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288395 It's one of those days where I have nothing to say in my blog. Today was such an uneventful day and I don't really have a topic. <BR> <BR> I got to scope out the new Macy's (which I have been waiting forever for!) and Jacob and I had date night tonight. I had a very nice, relaxing day and I enjoyed it with a few people, but nothing to really write about. That's kind of nice, though. :) Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:47:52 EST Day 207: Ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287247 My friend Chelsea texted me today to see what time would be good for her to come by and pick up the playpen that I keep at my place for her son. I was busy with Desi's baby today so I didn't answer her right away. I checked my phone later and had a couple of texts from Chelsea that said she still needed help with her son and asked if I could watch him once a week. I used to watch him once a week, so I really don't know how this is any different from what I was doing. I feel like she made it p... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:34:39 EST Day 206: Protein! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286005 I added some chicken to my lunch today and it made me feel so much better! I wasn't cranky and I felt more alert during the day. <BR> <BR> I watched Desi's baby today and he was asleep when I got there at 7:00 a.m. He woke up at 6:00 a.m., his daddy fed him, and he fell back asleep. I was expecting him to wake up shortly after his parents left at 7:15 but he didn't wake up till 11:30 a.m.! I was constantly checking on him to make sure he was okay, because I would hate for anything to happen... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:57:27 EST Day 205: Hungry and Cranky In The Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284600 I believe it's protein. I have been super hungry when I've been getting home in the afternoon and I think complete proteins are what I need. I've been consuming some incomplete protein during the day but I think if I have some meat, then I'll be seeing some difference in my mood and I won't be so ravenous in the afternoons. <BR> <BR> It's funny because I have never had a problem making sure I've had enough protein. I love meat and I usually go for that first, but now I can see that I don't ... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:03:53 EST Day 204: Things Just Have A Way Of Working Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283232 This blog is long and most likely uneventful to everyone else. Just so you know. :) <BR> <BR> I am no longer watching my girlfriend, Chelsea's, little guy. I was pretty sure she was mad at me for cancelling on her when Ruby passed away, but I really didn't care because I needed that time for me and husbean. I didn't hear from her at all last week and I feel like she gave me the brush off when I offered her my help again. <BR> <BR> She sent me a huge, long text last night that said that her... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:55:24 EST Day 203: Darn Daylight Savings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281969 I really hate losing this hour because of daylight savings. I know everyone else does too, and I know I'll get accustomed to it, but I hate feeling out of whack because of it. <BR> <BR> As much as I hate daylight savings, I could see it actually helping me with my weight loss. Since it's lighter later, that makes me more apt to going outside and exercising. It makes it feel not as late as it really is since the sun is out longer, which makes me feel like I have more time to do things. Once a... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:09:47 EST Day 202: Got My Hair Done :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280650 And it feels so much better! There's nothing quite like doing something like that for myself that makes me feel good. I think all women should have at least one indulgence. Whether it's getting your hair done, getting your nails done, getting your eyebrows done, getting massages, etc., I think it's nice to get pampered. I know it's considered a luxury and not a necessity, but sometimes it's nice to have someone do something for you that makes you feel good. Maybe it's just me. :) <BR> <BR> I... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 23:04:43 EST Day 201: A Nice Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279532 I had absolutely nothing to do today and it was wonderful. I decided to go out to run a few errands and everyone just seemed to be in a good mood. Everyone I came across was pleasant and polite, and I feel like this is very rare. I feel like a lot of people are always in a bad mood and are just rude. There are days I don't even want to go out because I don't feel like putting up with people. <BR> <BR> I have been seeing more homeless people in my town lately. I normally don't give out money... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 22:59:40 EST Day 200: Wow It's Day 200! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278071 I can't believe I've been doing this for 200 days. I wish I could say all 200 days were filled with good choices and were easy to get through, but I'd be lying. Of course it's going to be hard; no one said it was going to be easy. I wish I was farther along than where I'm at but I've already come such a long way. In these 200 days, I've lost 15 lbs. It's a bit disheartening to think of it like that but there are so many other ways I have succeeded. I can't just look at pounds lost to measure ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 22:06:30 EST