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/ Italian Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822427 So I made another yummy chicken dish tonight. I forgot to take a picture but it is incredible. It tastes like chicken parm only without the breading. Best part? My version only has 265 calories! Recipe listed below: <BR> <BR> <BR> 3-4 Chicken Breasts (I used 4) <BR> 0.25 cup Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto (I used Classico) <BR> 1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese. (I used Sargento) <BR> <BR> Place chicken in glass baking dish. Spread pesto over the chicken. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:52:57 EST Changing Your Mind CAN Change Your Results. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819494 Good Morning Sparkies! <BR> <BR> It is hump day..we have made it halfway through the week and only a few more days till the weekend. Also for anyone who is counting..only 35 days left till Christmas! I am really excited for Christmas this year. I am probably going to be putting up the decorations this weekend. I usually do it the weekend right after Thanksgiving but my son will be at grandmas and he wants to help so looks like this is the weekend. Speaking of Thanksgiving…it is only going t... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:41:29 EST Frustration and Biggest Loser Fall Challenge Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818755 Well, here we are at the end of yet another BL challenge. I am once again going to weigh in higher at the end then I did at the beginning. I am disappointed in myself to say the least. I did not reach ANY of the goals I set for myself. I wish I would have done it differently. I wish I wasn't having such a hard time this entire year. But at the end of the day, the wishes and the regrets can only do one thing...fuel you to do what you gotta do. <BR> <BR> This last week I have really been tryi... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:33:22 EST Operation 15 Pounds by Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813709 Yes it's true. I fell off the wagon yet again. I was hesitant to blog or make a big return to spark as I always feel somewhat nervous how others will react. I feel like I am always writing a blog about getting back on track and yet I fall off every time. But with that being said...I do have a plan that I am really excited about. <BR> <BR> Operation 15 Pounds by Christmas!! <BR> <BR> I have my workout schedule done and will be shooting for 1700 calories a day. Friday's will probably be my ... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:56:40 EST Day 9 - Catching Up and Other Oddities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802314 Hey Sparkies..sorry for the almost week hiatus. Ive been sick since my last blog and have just been getting home from work and laying around. I got really bad on Friday night so most of Saturday was just me being lazy and sleeping. I can function and make it through the day but I am not at 100% and I am not enjoying having to function. I haven't been able to work out and I don't want to push it by walking outside because last time I did that I got sick! It's cold and windy and brrr so I've be... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:34:03 EST Day 3 - Sickness Strikes Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798829 Well its official...the sick bug decided it wasn't quite through with me. As most of you remember, I was sick last week for a few days but kicked it to the curb by Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately it came back and now he's out for blood! I am exhausted...if my nose isn't running it's stuffed to the point of a huge sinus headache, my throat hurts, and my body is sore. I can't wait to leave work and go to bed! At least Criminal Minds and Stalker are on tonight...yay for a night full of twiste... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00:42 EST Day 2 - Perfection is Not Always Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798122 So here we are about halfway through my second day of getting healthy. It's going good. Yesterday I was within calorie range and went for a walk with the dog. I did get quite hungry around 9 p.m. and I thankfully had enough calories to have a small 90 calorie WW brownie. It was good but didn't make my tummy stop saying feed me. I went to bed and reminded myself that I could eat a nice big breakfast in the morning. Today has gone o... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:04:30 EST Day 1 - Getting Prepared, Finding Motivation, and Loving Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797535 Day One - The day that you can begin fresh and new and not think about your past failures. Where you are only looking forward and not looking back. I decided last minute to erase all my old progress awards, start my ticker over, and change my goals. I have been on Spark about 4 1/2 years and I don't want to erase my time on here completely but I do need that fresh new car smell so to speak. I need to see how far I'm going to go and not how far I have fallen. This morning I weighed in and chan... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:14:27 EST All About Me! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793364 One of our challenges for the BLC Dazzling Diamonds team is to post a blog with a bunch of info about ourselves. I stole this from a Google search but hopefully this sheds some insight into who I am. :) Enjoy! <BR> <BR> 50 Questions Tag! Here are the questions and my answers: <BR> <BR> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> No. My mom swears my name came from a baby book but I've never seen it in one. (Full first and middle name: Zaneta Lael) <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CR... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:30:06 EST To Learn To Succeed..You Must First Learn To Fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1817342607.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hate to fail but I think that this is so true. In the last year, I have gained almost 30 pounds. The same 30 pounds that I lost last summer. I worked my tail off to lose those 30 pounds and yet they are back and just as taunting as before. I don't want to be this weight. I don't want my world to revolve around food. I don't want to live to eat. I don't want to be a failure. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 19:09:07 EST What a Difference a Year Makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786746 Wowsers. <BR> <BR> You never know just how much stamina you have lost until you try to do something that you've done before easily. Last night I decided that I HAD to workout. I have to get out of this rut somehow. So I thought I'm going to do Rockin Body. It always gives me a great workout and it's somewhat fun. I wanted to start with Party express which is 25 minutes but remembered I haven't worked out in over a month so settled on Mark, Move, and Groove which is the beginning 15 minute w... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:17:51 EST How do I get my MoJo back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785497 I've figured out that I'm depressed...not sure what is making me that way or if it's just my anxiety/depression catching up to me. I was diagnosed in 2006 however in late 2011 I lost my health insurance so I have since gone off my medication. It hasn't made too much of an impact...some days are worse than others but lately I have really been in a funk. <BR> <BR> My eating has really gotten out of control and I've gained about 5 pounds...yeah that reads GAINED. SMH. Don't ask...I don't know w... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:26:11 EST TGIFriday Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778525 Happy Friday! I am so happy it's the weekend! I am really tired from the week and I'm ready to just relax and maybe get the house clean. I say that every weekend but I know one of these weekends I'll actually do it. HAHA! Next week is going to be rough because I will be out of town Monday night, Tuesday, and Wednesday and will be eating out every day/meal. One thing that I know I need to do is set some time aside each night and get a workout in! That can offset the meals and then it won't be ... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:41:49 EST Where I Was...Where I Am..Where I Need To Be. (BLC Fall Challenge Goals) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777164 Well here we are at the start of another BLC challenge. I have been part of the Dazzling Diamonds BLC Team for almost a year now and over the course of that year I have gained back almost all the weight that I had lost last summer. It¡¦s a tough reality. Today was our beginning weights for the Fall challenge and the number on the scale was enough to knock me over. 267.6. 267.6. 267.6!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Some background for you: February of 2012 I had hit my highest weight ever of 289.6. Over a ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:10:05 EST New Hair (Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760993 Hope you all are having a great weekend!! So here are my before and after pictures for my hair! It's a huge change but it's perfect for fall and for starting a new job! It wasn't exactly what I had first thought about but after we decided on the color and I saw it..I love it! Still bold like I like but still toned down enough to be professional. :) Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Before: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1458316575.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:04:29 EST Alot Can Happen In A Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758884 Wow. What a week it has been!!! First thing I want to apologize to all of you who have been cheering me on or following me recently for being so inactive and for my lack of participation this week. It has been an emotional roller coaster and my health and journey were put on hold. After weighing in today I was up 3 pounds. I'm not upset or shocked by the number and I'm totally fine with it. Instead of being upset I put my big girl panties on and started drinking water and planning for a healt... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:35:04 EST It Is Not Easy....But It Is Worth It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753582 Hello Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> So yesterday was weigh in but there was no change in my weight. Hung right in there at 260.8. It was a rough week. TOM was visiting so I wanted to eat everything in sight. Not just cravings but actual hunger all the time. I did give in to my binges and treats more than I would have liked so to come out the same means my working out did help. It is disappointing for a second week back on track but I'm not going to let it get me down! This is a marathon not a race a... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:37:35 EST Results Don't Happen Overnight..Neither Do Habits. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750280 Bonus Blog!! :) <BR> <BR> I figure now that I am only guaranteeing one blog a week that bonus blogs will come more often...isn't that how it always happens? So yesterday I weighed in for BLC and was the same as on Monday which made me happy because I know how fickle the scale can be from day to day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had a planned cheat meal of Pizza Hut. For some reason this made my brain go YAY! I can eat whatever I want whenever I want because I'm going to be over calories. So I b... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:56:09 EST Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748180 Happy Monday! So today was weigh in and I'm so happy with Week One's results! Here are the numbers and look back on goals from last week. <BR> <BR> Weight 7/21- 265.6 <BR> <BR> Weigh In 7/28 - 260.8 <BR> <BR> Loss of -4.8 pounds. <BR> <BR> Week Goals: <BR> <BR> Stay within calorie range every day. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Workout 3 days this week. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Drink 6 glasses of water a day. - Made it about 4/7 <BR> <BR> Weigh in on Wednesdays and Mondays. ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:10:31 EST Because Today is Another Chance to Get it Right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743778 It's been a long time since I have blogged so I figure I should catch you up on what's going on! <BR> <BR> For the last few months I keep restarting it seems every Monday and by Friday I have fallen off track. I am sick of it. I'm sick of not caring enough about myself to be the best that I can be. Today I restarted again. For some reason today was easy! Ashwin is being really supportive. He always was but he even cooked and ATE a Salmon burger tonight for me. I really really liked them and... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:21:28 EST Independance Day Photo Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732468 One of our challenges this week for BLC is to post a photo blog of how we celebrated the 4th. So here goes mine! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1934846089.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Me and Memphis started off the Holiday by going to the parade. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l136496094.jpg"> <BR> <BR> He had fun getting the candy and especially liked seeing the police cars. (He wants to be one when he grows up) <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:16:04 EST What the Hell is Wrong With Me??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725642 ** Disclaimer : This blog will not be puppies and rainbows and maybe even some yelling at myself. Please do not tell me to not be so hard on myself because I already know that but I just need to get some thoughts out and this is the best way for me to do it. ** <BR> <BR> So last week I was doing great. I was finally getting my food under control, having good losses, and I had my working out on point and ready to add in some more. I went out of town for a Manager's Meeting and all hell break... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:04:40 EST BLC Goals - Sizzling Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720214 This is going to be a short blog due to being out of town for work and am needing to hit the hay pretty soon because I need to be up so early. Tonight was very fun with my work group and I took a ton of pics so I will update with pics tomorrow when I get home. We went to lake of the clouds, took a yooper hayride, and had a bonfire. Tomorrow is our business meeting. <BR> <BR> My goals for the BLC Sizzling Summer Challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 15 pounds <BR> 2. Do either the silver or the go... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:48:24 EST Blood, Sweat, & Tears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711273 Well it's been a long time since I've blogged so I figure it's about time to write one. I had my first official weigh in from a week of actually being on track and I was down 2 pounds. I'm right on schedule so far. I'm hoping for a slightly bigger loss next Wednesday as I will not have TOM visiting and am hoping that gives me a good loss. <BR> <BR> Speaking of TOM..he is just making me wanna cry all the time! I don't know what is going on but tears have been here a lot today. One of the big... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:37:38 EST The Closing Of One Door Makes Another One Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698364 This is the last week of BLC Spring Challenge. It's been a rough challenge for me. I will be weighing in this week higher than my start weight. I did not finish all of the challenges and I really didn't accomplish much. With that being said, the close of the Spring challenge brings about a new Summer challenge to get ready for and to re-evaluate what is going wrong. <BR> <BR> Lately I've been feeling like I can not get back on track and that maybe I never will hit Onederland. It always feel... Mon, 19 May 2014 11:16:02 EST New Hair (PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690491 So here are the photos of my new hair. I kept the color the same but she did ad more chunks of blonde and red so there is less of my natural on top. I also got a long version of a bob. It's shorter in the back (the base of my neck) and then comes down longer in the front. It's still taking some getting used to but so far I like it. :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l404810193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1964700296.jpg"> Thu, 8 May 2014 10:59:55 EST I'm Only Human http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685349 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5ya<BR>oMjaAmE </link> <BR> <BR> This song really is hitting home right now. Although not every word of the lyric is fitting the chorus has been ringing through. <BR> <BR> "But I'm only human <BR> And I bleed when I fall down <BR> I'm only human <BR> And I crash and I break down <BR> Your words in my head, knives in my heart <BR> You build me up and then I fall apart <BR> 'Cause I'm only human" <BR> <BR> I fell down tonight and I fell really hard.... Thu, 1 May 2014 23:11:52 EST Colin Farrell Is In My Fridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680843 Yay for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Food to me is like that sexy ex-boyfriend that you know is totally not right for you but you can't seem to stop going back to him...even if just for one night. I mean picture this... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l455725903.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong..I never dated Colin Farrell (I wish!) but you know where I'm going with this. Food always seems to sneak around and pop up when you're the most vulnerable..after a long da... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:45:37 EST I May Not Be There Yet, But I'm Closer Than I Was Yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678567 Happy Hump Day Sparkies! <BR> <BR> I'm so excited we are halfway through the week. I'm looking forward to the next three weekends. My son is going with his grandparents each weekend and I'm going to miss him alot but that means this weekend I can clean the house, sleep, and have a nice relaxing weekend. Next weekend is mine and my DH's 1st anniversary and then the weekend after that is our friend and also my employee's wedding. Should be a fun next couple weeks. :) <BR> <BR> Not too much ... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:26 EST 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