JADED_CHICK19's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JADED%5FCHICK19 JADED_CHICK19'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/ I Guess It Just Wasn't Meant To Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674324 Well I had a phone interview this morning for a HR Manager. Through my current position as a GM I have realized that HR is really where I want to go and I've been looking for a job to jump over to and begin my career in HR. Unfortunately there is not much in my small town and in order to move I would need a significant pay raise which usually isn't in the cards starting out in a career. I have some experience but not enough to land a 80K a year job or anything. <BR> <BR> So I applied for th... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:31 EST Vegas, April Goals, and Being Back On Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667455 Hello Spark Friends!!! <BR> <BR> I am finally back from my week long vacation in Las Vegas!!! First off it was cold. I didn't get to go to the pool one time! It even rained a little one night when we were out. I also got annihilated by the slot machines and even though I reached my tier level again..it was a nasty nasty trip. Me and DH have decided to take a break from Vegas. It's our special place that we go every year but this trip just wasn't all we had hoped for and have decided maybe w... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:28:11 EST Streak Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641630 Well this morning I decided that I was going to begin a streak. I notice a lot of my spark friends stating how many days they are streaking and I'm like well I want to do that! Seeing I've been so sick and cant really workout I decided that there is one thing that I can control and that is my eating habits. My streak is a two part. The first part is to track everything that I eat. The second part is to be in range of calories every day. No cheats, no splurges for 22 days. I fly to Vegas in 2... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 19:44:54 EST Sunday Funday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637771 It's finally March! :) March brings spring weather and vacation! It also brings getting back on track. Like I mentioned in my latest blog I've been fighting a sickness for going on two weeks now. Last night I fell asleep on the couch watching my favorite show at 830! I woke up went upstairs, took NyQuil and was out for the rest of the night till 7 AM. I haven't slept that long in awhile. I also seem to get so off track when I'm sick...since my last blog I've been trying to do better with my f... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:52:03 EST 30 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634211 30 days until I can arrive at: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675588164.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can't wait!! Have any of you ever heard of Ghost Adventures? Well it's been one of my most favorite shows for quite some time now and two of the members live in Las Vegas. Although they are both awesome, Aaron, is especially great at answering fans and doing things with them. So I have made it my goal to try and meet him when I am out there and get a quick picture! I fig... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:12:14 EST Reevaluate..Find Passion..Take A Breath..Begin. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622328 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668936261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After having a disaster of a Monday I started thinking about my weight loss journey. About where I started..where I am..and where I'm going. How did I get here? How did my relationship with food get to this very point? What can I do to fix it? Can it be fixed? <BR> <BR> I can sit here and give every excuse in the book as to why I'm overweight. I can explain why I don't want to work out or the uncontrollable cravi... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:41:21 EST January Results, February Goals, and 53 Days till Vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614184 Hiya friends :) <BR> <BR> Sorry I haven't been blogging much. I've been trying to cut down my internet usage at home and work has been busy but here I am. So lets kick this off with some results. January didn't start out the best for me as I was dealing with holiday gain and the inability to get back on track effectively. I got back on track on January 9th at a starting weight of 255.8. <BR> <BR> The last weigh-in in January I ended at 249.6 which is a loss of 6.6 pounds. I also surpassed... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:52:05 EST All About Me. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603340 Ok..I'll give in. I'm always a sucker for these types of things so why not? Enjoy learning about me! <BR> <BR> A is for Age: 27 <BR> B is for Booze: Vodka or Malibu <BR> C is for Car: 2005 Monte Carlo (Black) <BR> D is for Dad's name: Paul (step-dad) <BR> E is for Ego: I learned yesterday I'm more egotistical than I thought. :) <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Hip Hop :) <BR> G is for Goof off thing to do: Being a nerd with my husband...we like to quote movies :) <BR> H is for... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:06 EST I Like Fruit!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595283 So here we are the close of week one of my getting my act together. I have had alot of successes this week: <BR> <BR> -I am officially down 2.8 pounds total between my two weigh-ins. (Sunday & Wednesday) <BR> <BR> -I have been doing great with my fruits and vegetables. I don't always get the five servings in but I've been trying to eat at least one fruit cup (with the juice drained out) per day and I make a veggie with dinner. Most days lately I've been eating 2-3 of the fruit cups and a... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:31:42 EST C25K Restart Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592981 I decided I wanted to restart C25K. It is still one of my goals to run the Color Run this summer and I figure I need to get my butt going on getting back into learning to be a runner. I probably could have started back at around Week 3 or even 4 but I thought no, I want to do the program right. So I started with W1D1 today. It was so much easier than when I first tried doing this. That is a NSV! :) I really intend to stick to the 3 days a week of it and hopefully finish in 9 weeks. <BR> <BR... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:33:56 EST Are You Really Going To Let The Fat You Win? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588210 So I'm not sure if you all are aware or not, but I've been off track for what feels like forever! It started with Thanksgiving and I rolled into Christmas and I even attacked New Years. <BR> <BR> Who am I kidding? <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> This started a long time before Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2068640387.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes..before Thanksgiving, before Halloween even! I posted a blog about a 100 days or so ago announcing my next exci... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 14:28:23 EST When One Door Closes... (Pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579356 2013 was a great year! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1368058020.jpg"> <BR> I had my bachlorette party! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894137018.jpg"> <BR> I got married! :D <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15607139.jpg"> <BR> All my best friends were there.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1218472107.jpg"> <BR> Went on our Honeymoon... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:00:35 EST Winter Warm-Up Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565963 Part of the first challenge for my Biggest Loser Challenge is to blog about my goals that I am hoping to reach during the challenge. With this being my first BLC challenge, I have high hopes both for myself and for the challenge. I have already met a ton of new sparkfriends and fellow BLC'ers. I also am hoping it gets my butt in gear because the last few months (Especially Thanksgiving till yesterday) have been less than stellar. I've realized that those that say it's a lifestyle change are 1... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:50:27 EST December Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554544 Happy December Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> This is my absolute favorite month of the year! Not only is there Christmas, New Years Eve, and Christmas parties but it just happens to be the month that I was born! :D <BR> <BR> November went nothing like I had planned. I only managed to lose 1.8 pounds total. I only reached over 250 fitness minutes and I did NOT stay on track with Shred. However, in my defense my knee is cashed when it comes to Shred and I have decided to hold off a little bit until... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 21:09:49 EST The Monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548338 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDXXi19_7iE </link> <BR> <BR> We all have monsters that try and keep us from doing something or achieving our goals and dreams that we set out for ourselves. We always try to defeat them and send those monsters back to where they belong. Maybe we have been going about it the wrong way. <BR> <BR> This week has been full of monsters for me. Not so much to do with my weight loss but more to do with life. Monday was a rough day at work and it really only got wo... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:36:59 EST I Give Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535858 I've decided I'm done trying to fight it anymore. <BR> <BR> I've decided to accept my best friend Amy's (WHOVIANGIRL23) challenge. I give up and I'm going to do it. I am a huge frozen meal kinda girl for my work lunches. They are low in calories and cheap and easy. But lately they just haven't been filling me up like they used to and when I get home from work I'm simply starved and eat a ton of calories in snacks. I shared my thoughts with Amy and she shared her thoughts on how absolutely d... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:55:09 EST Down with the Sickness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526476 Yes I am a Disturbed fan and yes I'm really down with the sickness. <BR> <BR> I'm going on 8 day of being sick. I have a sore throat, a cough, congestion, and loss of energy and the will to do anything. The first 6 days I didn't work out (of course) and I didn't track my food. I didn't care. I drank juice and gatorade and ate ice cream and soup and grilled cheese. I weighed in on Sunday with a gain of 3.2 from basically two weeks off track. I wasn't too upset because for two weeks being off... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:52:29 EST October is more than just Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516480 First off, I'd like to say that I am a huge supporter of breast cancer awareness and I started our hotel's Relay for Life team. This blog is not to offend anyone or make it seem like breast cancer isn't important. <BR> <BR> Now that that has been said : <BR> <BR> Many forget that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness month as well. Between the NFL players wearing pink and salons giving pink extensions for people's hair..the majority of people only know October as Breast Cancer Awar... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:07:01 EST Hi..My Name Is Zana..And I'm a Food Addict... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510094 Well..that took quite a few years to admit. Where do I begin? I guess the beginning is as good a place to start as ever but where is the beginning? I don't even remember when it all began. <BR> <BR> I was always a larger girl. Always had extra meat on my bones...always was tall too which didn't help. I always heard it's just baby fat..she will thin out. Problem is..I never did thin out. I entered the 8th grade in size 13 jeans. Don't get me wrong..I was still an active person. I was in fig... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:34:49 EST 186 Days........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496359 Till....... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l728656066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> That's right my sparkies...I am going BACK to Vegas.. it will be my 5th trip....and this time it's going to be extra special because I'm going with my best friend Amy!!! Some of you may know of her...WHOVIANGIRL23..yup a fellow sparkie! She is like amazing and I'm super excited to finally meet her in person! I never thought you could be best friends with someone you never met but ... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:24:11 EST It's the Weekend in 4 hours! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491149 So before any of you say anything.. I know I suck at this blog writing thing. I say blog tomorrow..and 5 days later I write the blog. :) But..at least I write one right!? :D <BR> <BR> So last week Sunday my weigh in was less than stellar. After a week of no working out and barely watching my calories..I weighed in with a big ole gain of 1.2 pounds putting me back at 250.2 GRR..well if that wasn't a kick in my ass I don't know what was. I have been tracking everything that has gone into my m... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:57:55 EST I Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474107 Hey sparkies! <BR> <BR> Well August is over and September has now arrived. Here are the my results from August and the how well I achieved my goals. :) <BR> <BR> SW Overall - 289.6 <BR> SW 2013 - 274.0 <BR> SW August - 257.0 <BR> EW August - 249.6 <BR> <BR> Total lost in August: 7.4 <BR> Total lost to date: 40 <BR> <BR> Holy wow. I may have come up short in my 8 pound goal for August but I have reached a total of 40 pounds down AND I am officially under 250 pounds..what a huge accomplis... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:23:04 EST Last Monday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466858 Happy Monday! :) <BR> <BR> Today was my last Monday weigh - in. I am officially switching over to Sunday weigh-ins this next sunday September 1st. I'm excited to switch it up a bit and it will fit in well with my schedule of working out M-Saturday and rest being on Sunday. Sunday will also be football so it will be my one relax day and ability to eat goodies in moderation. I think it will help me focus better throughout the week seeing I have that to treat myself after a job well done. <BR... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:27:27 EST Two NSV's in One Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464753 I'll make this short. Yesterday was a great day for some NSV's. I was getting ready for work and decided to wear my comfy black yoga pants that look like dressy pants with the right top, a white tank, black tshirt and put on a zebra fashion belt. I haven't worn the belt in months. I slipped it around my waist and without even realizing it went past the usual hole and slipped all the way to the last one!!! Not only that but it was comfortable! My stomach wasn't bulging out...here is a visual: ... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:48:50 EST Running is my Savior http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463218 Who would have thought I would say that. <BR> <BR> Running is not easy for me nor have I experienced the beloved runners high yet. A friend of mine told me around Week 7 of C25K I should get the feeling. I look forward to it. <BR> <BR> This week has been ok. I'm not in a funk when it comes to my working out or eating right. I've been doing alright with that. I've been kind of down because I'm not happy in other areas of my life. The general reaction to that statement would be fix it. Stop... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:20:30 EST It's Been Awhile.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456501 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2NGe9mLAEc </link> <BR> <BR> Great song for the moment in my opinion. <BR> <BR> So today was measurements and progress pictures. Big big thanks to WHOVIANGIRL23 for helping me with my side by side picture comparisons. I have no idea how to do it so she offered to help because she is awesome. I also realized after the fact that my side photos are different sides...oops! Oh well. Next month I will try and do them better and have the same clothes so it's easi... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:58:07 EST July Results and August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441727 Numbers to start: <BR> <BR> SW 2012 - 289.6 <BR> SW 6/3/2013 - 274.0 <BR> SW July - 265.0 <BR> EW July - 257.0 <BR> <BR> Total Lost in July - 8 lbs <BR> Total lost Overall - 33 lbs <BR> <BR> I reached my goal of 8 pounds this month right on the nose. In the past 2 months I have now lost 17 pounds bringing my grand total up to 33 total pounds gone...forever. I also reach over 10% of my starting body weight lost! As far as my specific July goals here are the results: <BR> <BR> My goals f... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 00:32:39 EST Having A Rough Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433589 Well this week has been rough. I've only worked out once and I think I've gone over my calories every single day except Tuesday. If you were to ask me the reason I wouldn't really be able to give you one. I'm not depressed and I'm not bored. I can be good all day long and then once I get home it's been on like donkey kong...now I'm not saying I've been binging or even gorging out on food....I've eaten healthy food..just too much. <BR> <BR> I don't know what is going on with me this week bu... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:34:26 EST Blurred Lines and a Long Blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431109 We meet again my spark friends..sorry it's been so long that I've blogged. With the heat wave we had last week and a busy few weeks I just have not had the energy to sit down and blog even as much as I wanted to. Here are the numbers so far and I have included measurements as well so I apologize for the mass amount of numbers. <BR> <BR> SW 2012 - 289.6 <BR> SW 6/3/2013 - 274.0 <BR> Week Six Weigh In 7/15/13 - 260.0 <BR> Week Seven Weigh In 7/22/2013 - 259.6 <BR> <BR> Lost this week - 0.4 <... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:09:35 EST It's 12:18 In the Morning..And Conversation Got Boring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416215 Hey sparkies! <BR> <BR> Here are the numbers so far! :) <BR> <BR> SW 2012 - 289.6 <BR> SW 6/3/2013 - 274.0 <BR> End of June Weigh In 7/1/2013 - 265.0 <BR> Week Five Weigh In 7/8/2013 - 263.2 <BR> <BR> Lost this week - 1.8 <BR> Total lost to date - 25.8 <BR> <BR> Yay! Not quite two pounds but pretty darn close! I hope this week I can hit a 2.2 pound loss so I can get back on track with my 8 pound loss goal for July. If not though that's ok as long as the scale moves in the right directi... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:32:31 EST One Month Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409966 Yeah Yeah..I'm two days late in writing this blog. Anyways here are the numbers for June! <BR> <BR> SW 2012 - 289.6 <BR> SW 6/3/2013 - 274.0 <BR> Week One Weigh In 6/10/2013 - 271.4 <BR> Week Two Weigh In 6/17/2013 - 267.8 <BR> Week Three Weigh In 6/24/2013 - 265.6 <BR> Week Four Weigh In 7/1/2013 - 265.0 <BR> <BR> Total lost in June : 9 lbs <BR> Total lost overall : 24 lbs <BR> <BR> I beat my June goal of 8 pounds and I'm almost back to the 25 pound lost mark! :) I'm also only 4 poun... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 20:11:46 EST And I'm Loving Every Second, Minute, Hour, Bigger, Better, Stronger..POWER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405119 Seriously that song is the most amazing song for a workout/theme song for this get healthy journey! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGIgXP9Sv<BR>B8 <BR> <BR> Take a listen! It's great :) <BR> <BR> So tonight I totally completed a Week 2 workout of C25K! I tried on Tuesday but if you read my last blog you will remember that my knee went crazy and I had to return back to Week 1 halfway through the workout. Today I pushed through and finished! I had to slow down for one set in orde... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:18:34 EST Ice Packs Are Cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401864 Hey Sparkies... <BR> <BR> This is my Week Three = Success Blog but seeing as I am laying here with an ice pack on my knee, my title is only fitting. <BR> <BR> Numbers to keep you updated! <BR> <BR> SW 6/3/2013 - 274.0 <BR> Week One Weigh In 6/10/2013 - 271.4 <BR> Week Two Weigh In 6/17/2013 - 267.8 <BR> Week Three Weigh In 6/24/2013 - 265.6 <BR> <BR> Total Lost To Date: 8.4 <BR> <BR> So far I have been on track with at least a two pound loss every week and I have already reached my Ju... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:45:44 EST Week Two = Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393435 Numbers for you : <BR> <BR> SW 6/3/2013 - 274.0 <BR> Week One Weigh In 6/10/2013 - 271.4 <BR> Week Two Weigh In 6/17/2013 - 267.8 <BR> <BR> Total Lost To Date: 6.2 <BR> <BR> I officially re-reached 20 pounds lost from my highest weight of 289. I originally wasn't going to put the success photo on my page and I was going to change my ticker to just show my re-start weight but ya know what..that defeats the purpose. I STILL LOST 20 POUNDS! It doesn't matter that some was from last year...I... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:33:54 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389579 Thank God It's Friday! <BR> <BR> I'm so tired of working this week so I am so glad that it's Friday. Went to the grocery store after work and stocked back up for the week with healthy meals and snacks. Didn't get done shopping till late and needed to get Memphis some food so he wanted some chicken nuggets. I was pretty hungry myself so I stopped at Burger King and got a Small Frozen Lemonade and a Jr Whopper with no mayo. It was really good. <BR> <BR> After Ashwin got home from work I ran... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:42:16 EST Sore Legs and Paranoia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387342 Happy Hump Day! <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> So today wasn't too terrible. I left work early in order to go climb the stairs at the mountain. Ashwin worked tonight and I don't have family that live near me nor any one to babysit so in order to get a work out in I had to do it before he left for work. I made it all the way up the stairs and back down this time. Going down is not fun as my feet are too big and it's almost like a duck walk in order to get down. Towards the end of my descent my le... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:07:06 EST Week One = Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385219 Good Evening Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Here are some numbers for you before the start of my blog : <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: 289 <BR> Re-Start Weight: 274 <BR> Weigh in this morning: 271.4 :) Right on track! <BR> <BR> Well today started out stressful again. More work stress. Anyways not to bore you with all those details but let's just say it didn't allow me to eat lunch. I did get my morning snack in of a tuna cup and then I quick scarfed down my Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp bar around noon be... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:12:59 EST Water, Water & More Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383861 Well this Sunday was sure a heck of a day. I got a call at 8:30 this morning from the hotel. The sprinklers had went off...so I was at work for 7 hours on my day off assessing water damage, cleaning, calling the necessary people and basically just being in the center of a big crap storm. There is SO much damage done to the east side of the building. The sprinkler went off on the third floor and it flooded and dripped all the way down to the first..what a mess...looks like the next few weeks w... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 22:18:34 EST I Got My Windows Down and My Radio Up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381435 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmZ9xRO7M9M </link> <BR> <BR> Yup..that's my favorite song at the moment..haha. I mean come on..how can you not like a mix of Nelly and some Country? Perfect Combo! :) <BR> <BR> Anyhoo - <BR> <BR> Got my wedding phots back and OMG there are so many! I probably have aroun 1000-1200 pictures on two DVDs. I cut that down to about 230 to post on Facebook. My newsfeed has been blowing up but most of the pics are pretty good. My son made me watch our wedding vi... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:06:05 EST Pine Mountain Is Going To Kill Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379273 Good Afternoon Sparkies - <BR> <BR> I'm at work. I'm bored. I'm blogging. <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> So hubby tells me this morning he needs to get back in shape. If you knew him you'd have laughed with me seeing as he has no body fat whatsoever but I also know that just cuz your thin doesn't mean your in shape. Well I told him..hey me too! So started the talks of getting in shape together. I suggested we do the stairs at Pine Mountain which is a big ski resort in our town and has a Ski Jum... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 14:36:38 EST I'm Just Like the Miami Heat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377342 Happy Monday Sparkies! <BR> <BR> So today is day one of my revamp, restart, start of forever. I did a lot of thinking before coming back into Spark which is why I think it took me so long. I needed to make sure that my mind was in the right place before I started another journey to failure. I realized that every time I lost weight it was for an event..whether a vacation, a holiday, my wedding...it was always something I needed to lose weight for. It was never just about waking up and saying... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 23:01:50 EST Epic Fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274883 Hey sparkies - <BR> <BR> Well..it's been a long time since I've blogged. I fell off the wagon (typical me) and I felt so bad that I didnt want to come back online. I feel like people may think that I'm not serious and why be on this site if I'm not trying. I would update my status here and there and track here and there but thats about it. On the plus side I have kept off 20 pounds that I lost..I gained 7 back. My wedding is in 60 days and all I can think about is if I would have kept up wi... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 20:25:12 EST Football is Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042116 Hey Sparkies - <BR> <BR> Wow..it's been awhile! I know I kept saying I would blog but I just never had the time to just sit here and do it....updating my status in mini blog fashion was the easiest for me to do. Well, today is Labor Day...which only means one thing...summer is over and my favorite season is finally here! Honestly, how can you beat Autumn? The three most amazing things are coming: Football, Football, oh yeah and Football! Of course the colors and the cooler weather and gett... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:48:27 EST Time for a Work-Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938197 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426750658.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> That says it all <BR> <BR> ** Update..just got home from the gym...had a phenomenal workout..the walk/run I do for 25 minutes seemed easier...and I did a couple new lifting machines...oh and I got home and said I'm ready for the before pictures..so I took some..in a month I'll take some more with the same clothes on and see where I am..gotta love the gym..** Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:26:36 EST Revenge will be Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900816 Hey Sparkies - <BR> <BR> So I know I haven't written in awhile. Sorry about that. So this week wasn't the greatest as far as weight loss goes. I gained .08 total from my lowest weigh in but when I took a sneak peek last week I have lost a tad. This week I plan to stick to my tracking religiously. Except for Tuesday Night as I have a dinner out with my fellow Board of Directors for Tourism Associaion and Wednesday during the day because I'll be at a Tourism Conference and probably will not kn... Mon, 28 May 2012 08:10:57 EST Happy Mothers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880061 Hey Sparkies - <BR> <BR> Happy Mothers Day to everyone! My son got me a gnome :) I love them so I was pretty happy..of course my mom picked it out seeing my son is only 2 1/2. I went home for Moms day so it was pretty hard. My best friend in the whole wide world died in a car accident on August 28th, 2010. Ever since it just hasn't been the same..it's almost like a piece of me died with him. Going back home was really hard this time around. I didn't even get time to go to the cemetery so it... Sun, 13 May 2012 23:06:34 EST New Layout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875347 Hey Sparkies - <BR> <BR> So as you all have prolly noticed, I've been MIA for a little while..not completely..I still have been logging in, reading articles, tracking somewhat but lost a little of my interaction with my friends. So I apologize..it's been busy and I've been tired. :( <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, I changed up my page a little bit. Switched out some pictures and put a pretty background up to make it look a little different and more exciting for myself. I'm still pluggin along..I have 3... Thu, 10 May 2012 10:48:07 EST My New Obsession..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861093 ....is Diet White Tea Raspberry by Lipton... <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey sparkies! <BR> <BR> So I drink a ton of that tea daily. It's amazing. I used to drink it alot before when I tried to lose weight but hadn't bought it in awhile. I was at the store and saw it and said yes please! :) Almost the whole 12 pack is gone! In LOVE with it. <BR> <BR> So yesterday was my weigh - in. I lost 3.2 pounds total from last week and broke the 280s! I was so happy :D Now only 4.6 pounds till I reach my first ... Tue, 1 May 2012 11:27:13 EST First Day of Spring Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857211 Hey Sparkies - <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't blog last night. Yesterday afternoon I was having severe abdominal pains. Not sure what was wrong but it's gotten a lot better. Maybe it was punishment for the crappy food I ate yesterday lol. I was doing perfect this week until yesterday. I did great for breakfast, then went out to lunch with some of my employees to thank them for coming in on their day off. This is where the bad eating started to happen. I had regular sprite with cherry juice instea... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:31:01 EST Stressed Out & Not Hungry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849709 So I'm super stressed out due to work..but suprisenly am not wanting a double cheeseburger and a large fry right now. So I think that counts for something. This morning I told my staff that we had a mandatory meeting at 9:30. One person showed up...I was livid...I sent him home with pay and said thank you so much for taking the time to show up. It was going to be a really fun meeting too..we were going to go out on the golf course and tour it because we are selling packages with them. Not onl... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:11:03 EST