JAMMIE823's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAMMIE823 JAMMIE823'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 spoke too soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356956 Literally the next morning after my last blog entry, I woke up with the horrible pain in my abdomen. I made it to school and was waiting in the hallway for my teacher to get there, as I'm more often than not about an hour early for class. However, the pain kept getting worse and I put my sunglasses on to hide the tears. For the most part, my classmates kept teasing me to wake up (apparently wearing sunglasses indoors means you're asleep) until the one who happened to be directly in front o... Wed, 15 May 2013 01:39:24 EST Good times, good times... NOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333587 Alright, since my last post, I was attacked with school project after project. Clearly, that meant I couldn't update this as frequently as I would have liked. For the most part, my time has been pretty uneventful. I kept up with my regular exercise and started a training program from a site called WorkoutBOX. Basically for 6 months, I'm given a new routine each month with repetition and set variations weekly so that my body can't "get used" to any specific workout. Everything was going g... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:51:06 EST Those dang potholes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280747 I'm still around. You know how you're driving and all of a sudden you come across a few potholes and you find yourself either swerving around them meticulously in an effort to avoid hurting the car, or you drive right over them and semi hate yourself for it? Well I'm apparently in swerve mode. About a week and a half ago, I had a full ultrasound of the abdomen to determine what issues I'm having that's causing my liver functions to go haywire. As it turns out, I do have fatty liver (which... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 01:05:22 EST On the move again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261694 I initially came back to this site and whatnot with the intention of not only tracking my exercise and thereby my calories burned per week, but also with the intent to post a weekly blog update. That clearly didn't pan out as planned, but I've learned more about myself in not keeping up with that intention. Before, I would have beaten myself up and wanted to start over with everything and I'd try to do everything in my power to keep up, even if it meant ignoring other things going on with m... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:38:43 EST It's the little things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227817 The boyfriend and I went to the grocery store Saturday morning in lieu of my gym outing. I had originally planned to go to the gym, and had gotten dressed, only there were other things going on that day and I didn't want to feel rushed. Plus, we'd been saying we'd go to the store just about every night last week and we just never did either because he'd get home late or I'd get sleepy much earlier than usual thanks to my 5am wakeup time. So, I gave myself an extra rest day to let my legs h... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:25:03 EST After nearly 2 years, I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215428 Good heavens where do I start... Last time I was here and active on the SP front, I burned out after a few months. I still have my vision board, though I may redo it to better fit me as well as give myself time to really dig deep into myself to have the images reflect me more accurately. I unfortunately gained back the weight I had lost, and then some, so while my original SP starting weight was 208, it is now 214. It could be worse, but even 6 lbs. more than where I started originally is... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:45:50 EST Yeah, it's been quite some time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4400825 So sorry to whoever makes the effort to keep up with me. It's been a stressful and emotional few months for me and I fell off my train. I basically burned myself out back in april, not so much physically, but emotionally. I'd been using my workouts and eating plans as a way to avoid what's been going on with my family and it all finally came to a head. <BR> <BR> My mom has been a type 2 diabetic for years now, not sure exactly when it started for her but she's been watching her sugar inta... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:43:01 EST Bit of confusion... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4045745 Alrighty, so the last 3 weeks have been a bit odd. Odd in that my first week of my Biggest Loser regime I did great, I kept at it and started feeling way better. However, the next week and the one after (which was last week), I just didn't want to do anything. I wasn't tired or sore or anything, I just lost my mojo I guess you could say. I still lost a bit of weight, cause I was eating properly and stayed within my caloric range as best as I could, but I know I could have lost more if I h... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:52:21 EST My ticker is on the move!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3996642 This week was pretty active, so to speak. Started my new-again regime of Biggest Loser workouts and averaged about 600 calories burned per day, according to my HR monitor. I do plan on getting a new one soon though, cause I noticed from time to time it read "00" while I was working out, so it's slightly inconsistent. In any case, I managed to get through it, and thus far I feel GREAT! Had a bit of a meltdown early in the week though, cause I was missing food... I live in Louisiana folks,... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 00:26:07 EST Some success is still success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3975567 After a full week of working out to my heart's desire (and then some), I weighed in this morning not entirely expecting much of a change. However, my boyfriend was surprised, because after all the hard work I put in plus the way I've been eating, he fully expected at least 3-5 lbs. lost. Alas, I didn't lose anything. I was a little put off by it, but then thought, hey at least I didn't gain weight. There's something to be proud of. So I get to my computer, go to the weigh in and measurem... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:25:32 EST Revised plan, hah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3972173 Well alrighty, week 1 so far has come to an almost end. I say almost cause I'm not done tracking my food intake and checking out articles and whatnot for inspiration. However, the workouts are going to be mixed up after careful consideration. I've learned the hard way after day 3 that putting whatever DVD workouts together back to back is SO not ideal! I could barely keep up the following day, but managed to get through it when I split them up throughout my day. I've also found that the ... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 17:10:17 EST Finally, a PLAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3956773 So yesterday I had a random surge of confidence thinking about the last blog entry, and decided to make things happen. I've printed several copies of my goal/reward list and posted them around the apartment: I have one right smack in my face on the fridge, one on the bulletin board in the bedroom, and I'm probably going to put one by the front door so I'm motivated to get outside and do something. I then thought, well I work best with a schedule. Might be stressful for some, and it general... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:10:41 EST The fear of success, who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3950094 In my last entry, I spoke of how past experiences brought me to the point where I am today. I mentioned how I'm scared of feeling pretty and of succeeding. It's amazing what runs through your mind when you write about things like that, really it is. I had realized my fear of feeling beautiful several hours prior to writing that entry, but I hadn't pinned down the fear of success until I was actually writing. Why would someone be afraid of success anyway, right? It's what you work for, wh... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:54:39 EST New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3924214 WOW did I really just use that as my title? New Beginnings? I've been watching All My Children way too much... <BR> <BR> Anyways, so this is my first entry in this here blog, and my first entry in any blog/journal in over a year. Not entirely sure where to start. All I know is that this blog is in a weight loss community site, so I should probably start there. <BR> <BR> I used to be skinny. At the time, I didn't acknowledge that I was, but in retrospect, I really was a sprightly, lithe... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:02:16 EST