JAMEE7640's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAMEE7640 JAMEE7640'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 1 of being alone until...who knows...again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746879 Well, I got about an hours worth of sleep after I watched Rob depart from the terminal. I shed a tear but just in case he could see me waving from the dark, I sucked it back in and threw on my strong face. Then I came home at about 3am and took a bath, only to fall asleep on the couch. My alarm went off at 5am. I have decided that I will clean our home today, as I have really let it go the last few days. No more, I will NOT live like this. I had let some things slide so we could concent... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:03:40 EST Weekly Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746316 I wasn't quite sure how to take the numbers today, because it doesn't make sense to me. However, if I am shrinking, then I am happy! I am down by less than a pound but I have lost 1.25 inches from my waist, lost 2 inches from my hips, lost 2.25 inches from my upper thigh, and gained a half inch to my biceps. <BR> <BR> Tonight Rob ships off. I am saddened by that but maybe when he returns I will be even smaller! Yaay!!! <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:44:12 EST Thursday... :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745761 It should be any other Thursday and I should be okay. I am okay in a way. I am strong and I know this. I can put on the big tough strong face and go through the house doing what I do, holding everything together, but in my heart, I am crying a little. However, I am also grateful that Rob has this opportunity to make this part of our world so much better. <BR> <BR> My dad isn't doing well in the hospital...600+ miles away. <BR> <BR> My kids start school on the 6th and I go back on the ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:50:07 EST Today is Wednesday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745048 I am in such denial about Robs departure. I don't feel like I should call it a deployment because we only live in a military community, we are no longer military. He isn't going to war. He is just going to another state and then traveling around the country. That is so awesome! Will danger be involved? Yes. But there is danger every time anyone leaves their front door. My husband is NOT going to a foreign land where friendly fire is just as common as the enemies. He is NOT going some... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:45:14 EST My Roller Coaster Life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744162 It usually doesn't happen this way but my husband was wide awake before me and he went to be before I did last night. I went to bed at 12:30am and was fast asleep. I woke up around 7am and he was sitting in the same spot that he was when I left him...at his computer working. I asked if he had even went to bed last night. He said he did. I am sure he did because he wouldn't have been able to be so bright eyed and bushy tailed if he hadn't. I was just out like a light I guess. Anyways, i... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:24:37 EST What an interesting day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743620 I started out being lonely. Then I started cleaning and the music I listened to brought my spirits back up. My husband came home early, but in this case it wasn't on a positive note, however his spirits were high and that was good. I am cooking a VERY healthy veggie supper (since my sweety and I are trying to eat better together) and I realize that I still have to work out and bathe the dog tonight. My dads in the hospital (part of that lonely feeling this morning) so I will call him too ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:12:58 EST That "love" kinda feeling... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742878 In the midst of some interesting times I have truly had the pleasure of being around great people. I am blessed to have the friends I do. They inspire me, make me laugh and show me what it is to love. For all of my childhood I didn't know what it meant to be loved unconditionally. It wasn't until I became an adult that I realized why I had to go through some of the things I did. It catapulted me into a life of wanting to help others. I love my life when I am following my calling. Its w... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:56:44 EST I want to celebrate life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742037 I remember a time when my pain was so severe I ended up accidently addicted to the RX meds. It didn't take long to recognize and about a week to detox from them but that's not when I started feeling better. I felt GREAT when I weighed much less and was healthier. Now I am back at the place where pain has become about 70% of my day because of poor choices I have made in the last four years. I keep talking about getting healthier, and keep trying to eat right...but I also became dependent o... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:57:09 EST Day 24; Lent Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658191 I haven't had the time to blog, but I have been doing great on my Lent. In fact too good. So I had to rethink some things as many of us must do from time to time. During my prayer time I was shown that my Lent needed to change. I wasn't sacrificing anymore. My body had become use to not having food and so I became less dependant on God. I was shown that I had to give up more. So, as silly as it sounds, I gave up Facebook. As of a week ago Friday, I have been fb free. Haha. So its be... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:45:23 EST Day 14; Lent Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649720 I know I am busy, but I had no idea I was so busy that I haven't logged in since Thursday. <BR> <BR> Well I stayed the course and celebrated on Sunday. I feel full now...lol. Rightfully so, I ate about 10" of a 20" pizza with our youngest yesterday and last night. It was our mommy and me date night. It was long over due and I am glad I did that with her. <BR> <BR> I am ready to start my Lent days again. Honestly...I feel no different. It goes to show that nothing of this world can... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:44:50 EST Day 10; Lent Day 9 Part Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647056 I was so extremely busy yesterday that I didn't have the chance to log in, even once. However, I stayed the course. My busier than normal schedule didn't allow for many opportunities to be tempted, in fact I had to remind myself to break for water and my smoothy. Last night I didn't sleep well though. Our Lord wanted me to be in conversation with Him until about 2am. Not an easy 4:30 wake up this morning, but interestingly enough its 8am and I feel just as refreshed as I normally would t... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:46:40 EST Day 10; Lent Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646800 I was so busy yesterday I didn't have a chance to log in. I accomplished much though and stayed on track. <BR> <BR> Today is weigh in day. I will calculate everything when I can. All is well, I am just busier than normal in preparation for my next term which starts Monday. :) Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:13:14 EST Day 8; Lent Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645203 I stepped on the scale last night and this morning. Granted I don't have a weigh in until Thursday. I was just hoping to possibly leave the 140s this week. Maybe I will yet, I still have two more days. I would love to say that while on my fast that I lost the weight I had put on so when I leave this beautiful, sacrificial time I will feel cleansed and ready for the next portion of my walk. I have already decided that I won't turn away from being a vegetarian now that I am back to it, but... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:38:11 EST Day 7; Lent Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644627 Well I made it through the weekend! YAAAY! I actually didn't know if I could make it...haha. But I did. Not only did I make it,but I also fasted through Sunday. I wanted to give God just a little bit more of me. I will,however, celebrate with my family this coming Sunday with a very small meal. I am grateful that I am learning so many valuable lessons through all of this. I am learning what to appreciate, how to treat people, and that our little sacrifices are really minuscule in compa... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:52:16 EST Day 4; Lent Day 3; WOW!!! I feel GREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641941 I laid in bed this morning and realized how good I feel. I don't have that heavy yucky feeling of being full from the days/nights meals before. I actually felt almost as good as I did when I was about 35 pounds thinner. I do remember that I was a vegetarian back then and I FELT so good in my mind and body. But my spirit was off kilter...BIG TIME!!! So now that I am working together with all three, my attitude about so much is different. I realize the closer I get with the Lord, the more... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:26:15 EST Day 3; 2nd Day of Lent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641148 I really am feeling fantastic! I always wonder why it takes me so long to do the right things when I know how beneficial they are. Today is Day 3 of nothing but blended fruits and veggies. I did so well the last two days. The scale for this week even proves it. I am down 4.6 pounds from last week! Can you believe that! How wonderful is our Lord to show me what he has naturally given us is plenty to fill us and plenty to keep us strong and healthy. Did I get tempted yesterday, oh you b... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:50:25 EST Day 2-First Day of Lent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640230 Well, I proved to myself yesterday that it is doable. I needed that extra push. I did it for me! The rest is to do for God. Did I get a little hungry? Well, I had to remind myself that I wasn't hungry, I couldn't have been. I am getting adequate calories. I was either bored, frustrated or upset in some way. Each time I had that feeling come on I remembered why I am doing this. I remembered to pray. I remember that my Lord certainly went through much more during His sacrificial times... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:20:28 EST Day 1-check... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639809 Well...almost! Ha! It is 6:30PM and I am not going to veer away from the good work I have started today! I am proud of me! I may just beat this obesity thing for the first time in my life and for the last! I know that I am not considered obese, but I am definitely over weight and I know that a lot of it has been mental anguish on my part. I have been under the weather the last few days and therefore I have had to be on some cold meds that make me sleepy. At one time while I was sleepin... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:30:31 EST Blending Fruits and Veggies: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639446 Today starts my official Blend-Off! I have blended before and have loved how good I felt. I am going to start today (Fat Tuesday) as my official day back to it. I am mentally prepared for lent, and as difficult as it may be, I can do this. It wouldn't be called sacrifice if it weren't. I am going to look up some recipes, but really...I know how to do this. It was just a matter of needing the jump start and I think this is a great way to do it. Our church is offering the Daniel Diet bib... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:12:09 EST A picture can say a thousand words...I look forward to feeling good in them again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629947 Yesterday I went on a mini fieldtrip. It was unplanned but it was fun none the less. There was someone taking pictures. They caught me in one. I have to say, I was VERY disappointed! I had no idea I had gotten so big again. I feel huge and now I know I look it too. I love that my husband says Im hot and beautiful and all that jazz. I need that like most women do. However...I am saddened that he is so blinded by love that he wont be honest with me. I love him and don't want him to st... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:36:36 EST Feeling better than yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629089 Yesterday I really felt down in the dumps! I have been doing so much for others by about 9pm I am completely exhausted and yet most nights I am not in bed until about midnight. So two nights ago I decided to call it an early night and fell asleep about 10pm. I heard about it for a little while once my husband got home. I understand his point of view of how we only see each other in passing most days but I cannot help that and I don't think I should feel punished because I needed sleep. H... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:35:41 EST Feelin fine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599841 The first thing I did when I opened my eyes today was realize that it is Monday, WEIGH IN DAY. So I got to it with my measuring tape and scale. I will never again depend on my scale alone. I just can't. I would have given up AGAIN if I only had that to go by. So here are my newest measurements and what I lost or gained in this past week: I lost 1.5 inches from my waist, I gained .5inches on my upper thigh (my husband said its from muscle replacement, I like his answer), My upper arm is ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:39:59 EST I dont want to fail at this anymore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588569 I saw a quote from SP that said, "If you are tired of having to do it over again, stop giving up the first time!" That is so perfect for me. I am tired of the depression associated with this weight gain. I am tired of feeling alone in this battle. I am tired of it all. I think if I can get a decent hold on my schedule I can do this...I really do. School starts back up on Monday and I will really see if I can handle taking an hour out of my schedule to work out. I pray that I can find i... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:17:06 EST I love to smile and giggle and LOL...for real...not just in text. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578264 I am glad that I spent time today to work out-60 minutes :) <BR> <BR> I spoke with my dad today and found out he is doing pretty well for a guy who just spent 3 weeks in the hospital. That was really nice. <BR> <BR> I watched the last 15 minutes of Ellen DeGeneres, which I rarely have time to do. I love that chick. She makes me laugh so hard. Anyways, I found out Ricky Martin has a boyfriend...huh...ya learn somethin' new everyday. And he has 5 year old twin boys that are super cute! ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:00:54 EST Quick Update: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576688 I finished last term with an A and a B. Not so shabby with a GPA of 3.6, I am a happy camper. I will start the next term in about 2 weeks. I am nervous as always but after this next term I will have one more until graduation. I will decide about more after that. <BR> <BR> I will concentrate on my weight loss goals here and yes, I am sure it will not be easy, but I will try and let this place be about me. I will allow this to be my place of selfish ambition to become healthier. I know... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:44:54 EST Better Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503774 I scored better on the quiz than I thought I did. <BR> I have been invited to participate in Paleontological research with a university here locally. <BR> I have time to clean my house tonight. <BR> <BR> Overall...A GREAT DAY!!! Thu, 3 Oct 2013 19:29:31 EST Looking at the bright side... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502766 Didn't do well on the quiz. Talked with my instructor afterwards. She and I are both worried for the same reason. Not that I went from an A to a B to a D practically overnight but the reason that it happened. I am trying hard to chalk it up to stress overload and proactively do things to fix it. If it is something worse (like we are both wondering) I don't want to know. Not yet. I have a few months left. I couldn't handle not being in school if there is something wrong. If it gets to... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:06:36 EST Well...today...I feel blah...but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501973 I scored low on an exam, don't feel confident at all for a quiz I am going to take tomorrow, but hey...at least I didn't eat myself into an oblivion over it. I really am burned out over school. This is the first time in my college career that I have rethought my major, changed my idea of my future and wanted to throw in the towel. I never thought I would feel this way after I finished my math a few semesters ago. Now that I am a few months from graduation I should feel excited. I have ma... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 23:25:09 EST I have been away for far too long...I hope I am not too far gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500406 Well...I could be upset with myself for being away for the length of time I have been. But so much has happened. I am upset that I have gained weight back...AGAIN. I have been busier than I have ever been in my life. I am almost done with school and it just seems that the last few terms have really been kicking my butt. I need to get back to this. I need to get back on track. Starting RIGHT NOW! I could have been so far toward the positive side...but I'm not. Instead as far as weight... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:52:36 EST TGIF!!! Weigh In and Tape Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328517 Thank God its Friday, where the only places I have to go are places where I need to run errands. My own time and schedule, woooohoooo! Weighed in today, gained 1.2 lbs. Was disappointed at first until the tape measurements revealed that I have lost an inch from my waist and a quarter of an inch off my thighs! That's awesome! That means that I am continuing to lose weight and gain muscle! A reason to feel motivated and to celebrate on this freezing day! We went from 85 degrees to 45 deg... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:51:10 EST Good Thursday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327980 I gave my speech today. Was gigged 2.5 points for going over the 10 minute marker (I spoke for 16 minutes), but overall I think I did pretty good. The class seemed to love it, and for me...that's the important thing. <BR> <BR> I walked a lil over 3 miles tonight with ankle weights on while pulling my 7 year old in her wagon. It wasn't the fat burning cardio I normally do, or the mega weight lifting I've gotten use to, but the hills I took and the speed in which I walked was pretty suffi... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:18:03 EST TGIT!!!! TOMORROW IS MY FRIDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326975 I am ready for my speech a week early, so I will volunteer in the morning to give it. I worked out super hard again tonight and today didnt eat as much as I could have due to a time restraint, so I am hoping that helps a lil on weigh in day. Im not really hungry due to the heat here, so Im loading up on liquids, i.e. water and a huge 40 cal drink. Anyways, Im sweating from my weight lifting and cardio tonight again...yaaay. I sweat when I work out all the time, and it feels so great to kn... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:15:22 EST So much accomplished today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325574 For one of the classes I am in, I was able to get done the things I couldn't yesterday and went beyond that while reading what's due for next week-BONUS! I also learned about what I need to improve on for my speech and am considering giving it a week early, just so I can have this weekend off. I am actually finished with my book work for this week early tonight too so I am going to fully take advantage of this extra time and work out longer. With weigh in being on Friday, any extra time I ... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:20:32 EST Another Monday has come and gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324515 We had another amazing weekend. Usually Fridays are my reward days, but this past Friday I was a little less "rewarding" to myself, so I could save it for the beautiful day we had on Saturday. It really was a GORGEOUS day!!! Sunday was back to work day in a way. Today was a full days worth of it, however I was able to take my physical fitness challenge, and do a 15 minute cardio after that. I did pretty good on both...kinda rocked it actually! ;) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my long day, and th... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:56:48 EST Catch-up...and mustard! YUM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317512 So to play a lil blog catch up, Saturday was a BEEEAAAAUUUUTIFUL day and it was spent very active as I took a walk (over 4 and a half miles) and then did yard work all day, which led into a bon fire that night. I was pooped and by 8:30pm was crawling into the house to go to bed. <BR> <BR> Sunday was another spectacular day and again another one spent out doors doing fun yard work. I work my tushy off! <BR> <BR> That leads me into Monday...ugh...well...I spent over 12 hours on the comput... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 19:05:06 EST Weigh in Day/Morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312359 I am finally below the 135 mark again! At 134 I only have 19 more pounds to go before I am at my goal weight! Even with Easter just passing, and days where I was eating that type of food, I worked out hard and made up for the overeating slowly by doing things that would even everything out. It paid off! CELEBRATION day!!!! <BR> <BR> Today Rob and I will go to a movie (Probably GI Joe 3D) and go out to eat. I am excited to celebrate and the weight loss as well as the inches lost or gaine... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:05:23 EST Thursday night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311903 Another productive and surprising day. I gave my speech today which I wasn't going to give until next week. So...though I didn't think I was ready, I still got a 95% on it. Not too shabby. I worked out today and burned 125 calories. That's not too bad either. Tomorrow is my weigh in, and measuring. I am not fond of Fridays for this reason. I could have done better this week. Though I only went over my calories a few times due to "leftovers" and though it wasn't too terribly bad, I st... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:55:22 EST I heard today referred to as "Workout Wednesday"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310653 After the kids were off to school, not only was I unmotivated due to lack of sleep last night, but extremely sore from last nights work out. It is coming up on that "tom" again, and so my pain from that and the muscle cramping in my legs kept me from doing too much today. I did manage to get outside and do some work around the house for about 30 minutes and then after studying tonight I did a little over 30 minutes of weight lifting. I can feel the burn and that's good. I will make the at... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:06:01 EST An awesomely productive Tuesday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309381 Tuesdays are my long days so any Tuesday that I have time to fit in a work out...BONUS!!! I mentally worked my brain all day at school and then came home and studied some more. I finished all the tweaking on my speech, and even did a lil extra cuz I'm awesome like that! lol! Then I spent a few precious moments with my lil Emma and helped her type out her spelling words in pink (she was so excited). I did a 30 minute high impact using more weight then I am use to for a total of 20 pounds ... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:02:10 EST An incredibly strange Easter.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306709 Last night I watch a movie called Tears in the Sun. I cried through most of it. It reminded me of who I am. Someone who would fight til the end for those who need it most. Then, this morning after waking up to the beautiful day, I found a video to post to Facebook that reminds us all our redeemer lives. After that I made Rob and I coffee. Shortly thereafter I got a knock at the door from my eldest daughters friends parents. They wanted to know if I had seen their daughter who apparentl... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:26:59 EST Im SUCH a loser! :) (and) LOVIN IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304156 The other day when I peeked at the scale it said I weighed a little over 137. Today was my actual weigh in day. I weighed in at 135.4. I gained .2 from last week but I lost: 2 inches from my waist, 2 inches from my thigh, .5 from my hips and gained .25 in my biscep. So this tells me that my muscles are increasing and my fat is decreasing! THAT is reason to celebrate! I will take tone and inches lost over what the scale says any day of the week! I am almost ready for bikini season! Gra... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:01:34 EST Well...I hope that I can juggle a lil... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303404 So...I was all done with the written notes and outline of a speech that I will be giving next week. That is until I had my professor look it over. Im glad I did. She ripped it apart like no ones business! lol! I dont mind, I do have to do the whole thing over, which means I had to pick a new topic. So I had to push the date in which I will give it now. I was scheduled to give it next Thursday. I will now give it on Tuesday of the following week. More time is crucial so I get it right... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:29:14 EST So...I'm a lil pissed off right now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301874 I did something that I kinda vowed not to do and now I'm a little mad about it. I decided to weigh in (just a peek) to see where I was so that before Fridays weigh in came, I would know where I stand. It appears that I have GAINED two pounds! That's such crap!!! But on the "silver lining" side of it all, I am going to rely on my tape measurements and how good I feel. I have worked my BUTT OFF ever since I started doing this, and last night was NO exception as I literally felt like my wor... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:53:14 EST POOOOOOOOOOPED!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301335 After my intense muscle training tonight...Im gonna sleep for three days...or wish I could...lol. Im gonna drag my accomplished butt to a bubble bath now. See ya's on the otha side of the bubbles. :) Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:04:34 EST Merry Christmas...I mean...Happy First Day of Spring Break to my girls. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299977 This morning we woke up to two inches of snow. It has snowed on and off all day. We have had more snow today than we had in any given week in December. I love snow being that I grew up in the north, but the ppl around here (middle tn) still arent use to it, and Walmart is generally packed at the first flake. Today Rob and I saw Olympus has Fallen. Very good movie. Then I came home and treated the girls to a subway supper. After Rob left for work, I work out for 30 minutes. Now Im head... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:23:37 EST Palm Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298747 I have gone below my calories allowance today. I am proud of me for a few reasons. I worked hard on my school work and took three quizes today. I am a strong B in this manditory class I will probably use very little of...however, I crave knowledge so I am happy that i am in this class. I worked out today and laughed while my 7 year old kept up. I felt the same way yesterday when two of my kiddos were wore out before I was even half way through my workout. It must mean that I am doing so... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:43:50 EST My first Saturday after my first great weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297488 I keep thinking of how all that hard work paid off! I'm so proud of myself. So to keep my standards up there, I allowed for my reward yesterday, and today was back on track. I even had two of my lil ones exercise with me today. They are both tuckered now! Too cute. I even allowed for a glass of wine with my love. He worked mentally hard today, too. Movie time with my sweet husband and the more I work hard at this exercise and diet program the better I feel and the better I feel...the l... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:31:08 EST Celebration Overkill... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296509 I didn't realize the amount of calories in a "healthy" lunch at a restaurant until I got home and tracked them all. How horrible! UGH! Well...live and learn! It was good while it lasted, but dammit...wont be doing THAT again! I ate almost twice as many daily allotted calories and my fat grams were three times the allowance! I haven't worked my tail off to throw it away! I know everyone deserves a reward every now and again...and THAT was my every now and again!!! FOR REAL!!! Rob, the... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:59:31 EST Weigh in Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295943 Well...I weighed in! Something must be working. I lost 7 pounds this week! Im super excited! My reward is suppose to be a blizzard. But I would rather treat my husband and I to a lunch out. I will still watch what I eat, but I will enjoy a beer with it all! Yum. Then I will work out later today as planned. Tomorrow, which is Saturday I will make boudain sausage for the family, but will have only a very little amount. I have rethought some things...I will not throw away all my hard wo... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:47:37 EST Tomorrow is my weigh in day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295375 Im super nervous about tomorrows weigh in. Though I have been tracking my food and accounting for each and every calorie, drinking my water and getting plenty of sleep as well as working out all but one day this week, I still dont feel confident. Tomorrow will tell how much I have done and if it was enough or not. Wish me luck. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:02:14 EST