JEANNIEH3's SparkPeople Blog JEANNIEH3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting Again Today I'm going to start again. I've been slacking for the last month, but I'm ready to get with the program. Not as intense as before, but enough so that I'm keeping up healthy habits. I admire those who can just stay smooth and steady. Not so with me. I'm like a roller coaster. I'll be really good for a while when I have a big goal, but once I'm on my own, forget about it. So I think maybe I won't be doing a ton of exercise or really restricting my diet, but I'm going to stop saying my di... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 08:55:51 EST Vacation I am soooo excited to be going on vacation! It spells the end of the brutal competition, which I lost. Unfortunate, but I wasn't going to keep on going the way I was. My body is exhausted. I'm glad I was out of the running for about three weeks. They were a nice three weeks. Knowing that points would still be posted though, I did some long workouts. I'm going to take a full week off of exercise when I get home from this trip. Then I'll start again, and I'm gonna loose that last stubborn five... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 11:34:50 EST Keeping on It's not easy keeping up with everyone else. I keep falling or hurting myself. Actually I don't even know if I'm close any more. I'm tired and I don't want to do more exercise. <BR> <BR> I feel myself getting stronger, but the weight isn't coming off, and my waist isn't shrinking. How do I get my waist to shrink. I don't really mind not loosing weight, especially if I'm gaining muscle, but I'd really like to see some abs here sometime. It's disheartening since I'm not eating too much and I'... Sat, 9 May 2009 12:38:24 EST Injury So I'm in the middle of my competition, and I just increased to 3 hrs a day of exercising. I'm finding out it was too soon. I just got an injury on my foot. Argh. Of all places, this is not the place to get an injury. It even hurts to walk. I'm hoping it's warm enough that I can go swimming, so that's what I'm trying today. Also, it doesn't hurt to bike. I probably should have done that before trying to increase from 30 minutes to 60 minutes of running in one week. Lesson learned. It seems ... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:32:32 EST Family So my family an I are in a competition to see who can be the most fit. I've been working on getting all of the point system and rules down so that everything will be fair and that everyone will feel like they have a chance to win. But it seems like every other day someone doesn't like what I'm doing. It's a little frustrating when you think about how this competition was just supposed to get my overly competitive family motivated to get in shape, or for some just get more in shape. It's mo... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 13:36:12 EST My exercise problem My problem is that I get all excited in the morning to work out. Then, I get distracted by little things like the laundry, or more often the internet. It’s not that those things are bad, it’s just that well I need to make time for my exercise. Especially now that I’m in a competition with my family to see who can be the most fit. By the way, Daniel, you’re going down! Ok, so I’m excited about this because, even though I’m a big slacker, I’ve been good at maintaining my eating habits so I’m ... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:12:49 EST Does giving blood cancel the cookies I ate after? So today I became a blood donor. I donated blood for the first time. It hurt, but they gave me cookies after. I figure since I gotta "replenish" I was obligated to eat them. Okay, maybe I'm pushing it. I ate like 6. <BR> <BR> I gave blood today because I had a really bad day. It really helped. There were too many hard cases today. My heart was breaking and I felt so helpless. People came in for help and all I could give was not what they needed. So at the end of the day I felt like I ne... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 20:03:12 EST Making new friends I can't believe it's already Wednesday again. Thanks to a small job and volunteering nearly full time, my weeks go by faster. Although my house is messier, and dinner is not usually made til 8:00pm, I'm happy to be busy again. I've even restarted my workout program. I training for the Battle Poverty 5K that's coming up in March, just two weeks away. I'm not going to be in the best racing shape, but I'll finish, and maybe even beat some people. <BR> <BR> I met a new person today, although s... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:07:04 EST Today I Begin I read somewhere that blogging can help your health. . .So here's where I'll start. I've been on the lifestyle change track for around 5 months now, and I'm definitely seeing a difference. I've lost weight, and I'm eating better. The hardest part for me is to consistently exercise. I really do like to exercise, but at the end of a long day and I still have to make dinner for my husband, I just don't feel as motivated as I did when I thought it would be a good idea before going to volunteer... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:02:14 EST