JENBUG28's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JENBUG28 JENBUG28'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/ BLC20 Goals and such! (Updated w/pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056872 Here we go! <BR> <BR> 8/12/12- My dad is coming into town this weekend for Louisville Cardinals football game and I am so excited! But when I am around my parents I tend to get off track! We are tailgating at my friends awesome spot before the game so I really need to watch my calories! Then we are going to dinner so again... make smart decisions! :) Then Sunday is a baby shower so lots of goodies. I will stay away from all breads and sugars!! I can do it! <BR> <BR> 8/19/12- My nephews bday... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:46:10 EST My Whole30 Experience! 8/1 - 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038831 8/1-8/30 <BR> Starting the Whole30 program! It is all about eating real food! Check it out at www.whole9life.com! :) <BR> <BR> 8/1: WOW! Rough... I felt terrible, I could barely function. The sugar/carb withdrawals are the worst. I went to bed at 8pm because I had the worst headache and stomach twirlies! :( <BR> 8/2: Not much better but able to get through the day.... <BR> 8/3: Getting a little better. The sick feeling is there but not as bad. My cravings are also not as severe. <BR> 8/4: ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:59:43 EST Exercising?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925029 So I made a video of me exercising on Friday, well attempting to! lol! I was doing it at work and in flip-flops... not my best idea! ha! Although I wasn't able to upload in time for the challenge I thought I would share with my lovely Azuritas... ya know... as a Treat! hehe!!! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:02:09 EST Feeling Fun And Flirty! (PIC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901864 Yesterday I went to the mall with the husband and bought two summer dresses! I've never really worn summery, girly, flirty dresses but when I see them I always adore them. I've bought them before but never end up wearing them! lol! Today was different... I felt amazing! I felt pretty and girly! It was fun! And we were just going to kohls! lol! But we ended up going out for sushi and I just felt so awesome... so without further ado... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9... Mon, 28 May 2012 22:01:23 EST Pool Time!!! (With Pics!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900318 Most of my Azuritas know that I bought a kiddie pool and raft specifically for this weekend and whadyaknow it worked!!! lol! Here are some pics to prove it! lol!! <BR> <BR> I made the husband take these... the water was too cold to get action shots! lol! But I did finally get in, lay on the raft, and float around! It was divine! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654359137.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l259554818.jpg"> <BR> <img... Sun, 27 May 2012 19:40:34 EST Strong End Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894493 This was my original StrongEdn plan I posted at the beginning of BLC19 <BR> 5/23 WEEK 5: FITNESS (Memorial Day Weekend in this week) <BR> I will more than likely go hang with my parents for the weekend which is always scary. They bring out the terrible eater in me! :( I will take my volleyball and rally together some games! Also take my running shoes and talk the family into going on a run/walk! <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I will not be going to my parents... so new strong end needs to be deter... Wed, 23 May 2012 11:48:53 EST StrongEnd/WIW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884206 Ok... so I rarely blog... but I promise to do it more often! :) <BR> <BR> My plan for the week: <BR> Wednesday <BR> -Stay within calorie range DONE! <BR> -Shred- Nope <BR> -Drink 80oz of water DONE! <BR> -Going to the movies with the husband so plan to bring healthy snacks! DONE! <BR> <BR> Thursday <BR> -Drink 100oz of water- Only 64oz! :( <BR> -Shred- no <BR> -Make sure I take options with me to the salon and eat enough throughout the day!- kinda.... lol.. I took stuff but didn't have time... Wed, 16 May 2012 13:13:17 EST My Weekend Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855171 I have so much on my mind right now it is stressing me out! So here is my plan: <BR> <BR> Friday: <BR> Derby Zumba Event 6-8pm DONE <BR> Volleyball 9pm DONE <BR> Home by 10:30pm DONE <BR> Shred 10:30pm SKIPPED- knees were hurting way to badly <BR> Order personal item from internet! 11:00pm DONE <BR> Bed 11:30pm DONE <BR> <BR> Saturday: <BR> Work 8:30am - 5pm DONE (Worked until 6 though) <BR> Shred 5:30pm Skipped- Knees were still throbbing, did get a short walk in though! <BR> Shower 6pm- D... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:13:37 EST BLC19 STRONG-END Goals!! Let's Go Azure! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826992 I am gonna kill this challenge!! WATCH OUT!!!! <BR> <BR> (SKINNYSOON13): <BR> As you now know, this round we are putting more focus on our STRONGEND Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many of you, in your REAL life run around day to day with no plan, no schedule. You wouldn't DREAM of it, right? Your life would be pure chaos! Why should your "diet" be any different? How many of us think about our weight JUST from Monday morning until Wednesday morning? You chuckle, because there is truth in that :-) ... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:17:02 EST TGFA! Thank God for Azure!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817193 So as BLC18 comes to an end I am forced to reflect on my poor poor performance... I want to make excuses for myself... but the truth is I am just lazy. I know I have admitted this before but I was still using it as a crutch. As I look back at the goals I made and if I met them I am utterly disappointed in myself... <BR> <BR> I look back and what happened? It sure wasn't for lack on motivation from my team! Actually if it weren't for my Azuritas there are days I thought I would quit. Mostly ... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:56:49 EST Love Week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735940 So the lovely ladies of the Wisteria Wolves allowed me to participate in their BE MINE challenge and one of the steps was to blog about my goal, the BLC, my struggles, and triumphs... it kinda got me really thinking about why and I am here. I am a fairly happy and confident person no matter what size I am! <BR> When I first started this journey in 2007 it was all about losing weight for my wedding. Sparkpeople helped me acheive those goals in a healthy way and it was so easy. Then after my w... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:04:46 EST Day 23 of 30 Day Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699427 OVER IT!!! LOL! :) <BR> <BR> That class is killing me...for real! It is doing some terrible things to by joints! My wrists and knees are hurting? REALLY!? What should I do? I have 7 days left and I missed my last class because my knees were hurting so badly! I have worked so hard in those classes but I just don't know if I can finish. I don't ever remember having this many joint issues before! At the beginning of this I was totally loving it and thought I would add another month, but that is... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:27:21 EST Day 9 of 30 Day Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668679 Today is Day 9 of my 30 day boot camp and I feel good! <BR> <BR> Yesterday (day 8) was really relaxing and a perfect rest day. My muscles really needed it! :) <BR> <BR> I weighed in this morning and I am down 4.6 lbs since Day 1! WOOHOO! My goal is to lose 10lbs by the end of the month! <BR> <BR> The things I need to work on the most this week is arriving to class 10 minutes early and stretch, eat less carbs after 5pm, and drink only 2 caffeine drinks per day! Already had 2 today so I go... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:32:51 EST Day 4 of Day 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659621 Today is Day 4 of my 30 day boot camp! I am super duper sore, but feel great! <BR> <BR> Last night (day 3) I did 3 sessions (90 min) instead of just 2 but I had so much adreneline so I stayed and I think it was worth it! :) First session was mostly legs and of course lots of cardio, 2nd session was more upper body and cardio, and 3rd session we played a game of poker. lol. It was definetly different but made the session so fun and it went by really fast! Unfortunately my partner kept grabbin... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:08:55 EST Boot Camp Day 1: Before Photos and Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4654115 1/2/2012 <BR> Before: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567488059.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l851197497.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l78504953.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l128553776.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l643113411.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Measurements: <BR> Weight- 200 <BR> Bicep: Right- 14 3/4", Left- 14 1/2" <BR> Neck: 14 1/4" <BR> Under Bust/Bra size: 37 3/4... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:41:09 EST Back to Basics Challenge 12/12/11 - 1/4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4621895 Having a hard time keeping my motivation! Thanks to the triplets I am going back to basics! I kinda stole Sandy's idea, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right?! :) <BR> <BR> Back to Basics <BR> SW- 198 <BR> GW- 190 <BR> <BR> 64oz of water <BR> Stay in calorie range <BR> 5 servings of freggies <BR> 15 mins of exercise <BR> Post every day Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:50:43 EST Frequent Flier Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4554097 Since starting the BLC17 I have not been able to quite grasp the FFM (mainly cause Ive been lazy) but this week I am doing it!! <BR> <BR> Track 6 days of food, exercise & water = 1,050 (W/Th/F/S/Su/M/T) <BR> Visited 5 people 6 days = 600 (W/Th/F/S/Su/M/T) <BR> Post all days on Azure = 350 (W/Th/F/S/Su/M/T) <BR> BONUS <BR> Weight posted before noon = 500 ________ <BR> <BR> TOTAL: 2,500 <BR> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:21:31 EST Fit By Thirty- 5 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528523 Holy crap!!! I will be 30 in 5 days!!?!?! No Way!!! <BR> <BR> Well I am super excited about my birthday party on Saturday but I have to admit that I am a little nervous about turning 30.... I know its silly but it's true. I mean for the last 9 years I have said I'm twenty- something... that's all about to be over! Am I ready for that? I guess it doesn't matter if I am ready or not because it's happening...lol. I feel like its the end of a huge chapter of my life and I instantly have to grow... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:31:32 EST Fit By Thirty- 29 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4487860 Its almost been a full month since my last blog and I only have 4 weeks until my 30th bday! OMG!!! <BR> The last few weeks have not been kind to me... I am emotionally and mentally spent... My vacation was amazing and very stress relieving... but like all vacations they come to an end and you have to get back to reality. My reality is working 2 jobs at about 60-70 hours a week with only one day off a week. Now I can't complain because I chose to work this schedule until I get my clientele bu... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:09:49 EST BLC- WK2 Weekend Challenge- Disco Fever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4487804 DISCO FEVER Challenge (70s Week) Friday through Monday, Sept 16-19 <BR> <BR> D Drink Your Water 70 oz - 10 pts <BR> I Intake Track ALL intake, every bite - 10 pts <BR> S Strength 70 strength exercise reps, any mix- 10 pts <BR> C Cardio, 30 min - 10 pts <BR> O Overdrive, do a total of 70 min of fitness: cardio, strength, stretching (including above) 10 pts <BR> <BR> FEVER- Do you have DISCO FEVER? <BR> *POST a DISCO or 70s GOYBAD for 10 pts <BR> *DO a posted GOYBAD for another 10 pts <BR> <... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:31:11 EST BLC WK1 Weekend Challenge- S'Mores!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4475027 S'MORE CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> Sweat - 5 pts for each 15 minutes of cardio - 20 pt/per day max <BR> <BR> Munch your Freggies - 5 pts a day for 5 SERVINGS of FREGGIES, all or nothing. <BR> <BR> Organize - set goals, make menus for the week, make a healthy shopping list, organize a cabinet in your kitchen, etc - get ready for the challenge - 5 pts 1 project per day <BR> <BR> Rest - 5 pts for getting in 7 - 8 hours sleep <BR> <BR> Exercise - Strength training - 1 body area per day (upper,... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 07:57:42 EST Fit By Thirty- 54 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4442123 I'm in Florida!!!!! WOOHOO!!!! :) <BR> <BR> We got here a couple of days ago and this place is amazing!!! We are staying in a beautiful condo at an exclusive resort. OH YEAH! :-P We arrived about 3 hours before official check-in so we were going to drop off our luggage and let them know we were here. We ended up getting upgraded to an awesome bay-view suite!! We only had to wait 45 minutes and then our condo was ready! It was so much more than I ever expected!! <BR> <BR> Then yesterday we ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:11:30 EST Fit By Thirty- 61 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4428338 OMG!!!! I leave for Florida in 5 days!!!!! I am so stinking excited!!! ;-) I bought so many new clothes for this trip and I can't wait to wear them!! <BR> <BR> Unfortunately my weekend was not what I expected nutrition wise. I really slipped! I had ice cream and nachos and pizza and more ice cream! LOL I did a minimum amount of exercise and I am just a little disappointed in myself to say the least!! However I woke up with my head high and promised myself I would get back into the swing of ... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:20:11 EST Fit by Thirty- 71 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408892 OMG! I can't believe I only have 2 more weigh-ins until I leave for Florida!!! WOOHOO! :) <BR> <BR> I had a great weigh-in today! Down 1.8lbs! I am only 5.6lbs away from my Florida goal!! I have volleyball tonight and run tomorrow. Then I am going to switch it up and do Zumba on Monday! :) I don't really have a lot to say today... weird... lol! <BR> <BR> Well I can't wait to have a great weekend and another awesome weigh in! :) Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:39:27 EST Fit by Thirty- 78 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4393563 So it's weigh-in day and I was really expecting to see a gain... mainly because my week wasn't exactly perfect. I stepped on the scale and whadaya know, 2lb loss!! I had to check it a couple times just to make sure! lol! WOOHOO!! <BR> I wasn't that bad, but I did have a couple of weak moments. Wednesday I ate Chinese food! But I hadn't ate ANY chinese for 8 weeks!! This is HUGE for me since I was eating it at least once a week! I still made decent decisions though. I got a small chicken and ... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:44:31 EST Fit by Thirty- 82 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4384999 Only 26 days until I leave for Forida!!! WOOHOO!!! <BR> <BR> Last week was not my greatest week... kinda got a lot going on in my personal life which always adds stress. Some of my work days are soo busy that I don't have even a minute to eat. So there were a few days that I didn't eat for 8-10 hours then ate at 9-10pm. Definetly not the best idea. I did get a decent amount of exercise in so that was good! My 5k training is going well, but I haven't been doing it as consistently as before. :... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:53:46 EST Fit by Thirty- 92 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4364070 Time is flying by!!! I can't believe my vacation is in 35 days and my bday is in 92!! It's bittersweet I guess... I am so ready for vacation but not so ready to turn 30! lol!! <BR> <BR> My plan is working great for me!! Down 22lbs since 5/23/11 and still working hard! My 5k training is still going strong as well. I am actually really enjoying it which is very suprising! I hope that by the time I go to Florida I will be able to jog the whole thing and be able to run on the beach!! WOOHOO!! <... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 08:54:25 EST Fit by Thirty- 101 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4345260 AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shew... that felt good! lol <BR> <BR> So my weekend was fairly eventful. I worked in the salon Saturday and was CRAZY busy! By the time I got home from work I was pooped... so no running for me! :( Then Sunday I slept in (finally) and around 1 I decided to go visit my parents about 95 miles away. I got there around 3pm and did some running around with them and my little brother. Then got back to their house at 6ish and cooked dinner. I did great! My sis and nephew... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 16:06:31 EST Fit by Thirty- 106 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4334689 What a great week!! I am so proud of myself for not giving up after the donut fiasco on Sunday!! :) <BR> <BR> I decided to give myself mini weight goals until I go on vacation! Basically I will be weighing in every Friday and plan to lose 2 pounds per week!! If I can do that I will be in the 180s!! I can do this!! <BR> <BR> SW- 6/24- 197 <BR> 7/1- 195- DONE!!! 194.8!! <BR> 7-8- 193 <BR> 7/15- 191 <BR> 7/22- 189 <BR> 7/29- 187 <BR> 8/5- 185 <BR> 8/12- 183 <BR> 8/19- 181 <BR> 8/20- DESTIN V... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:47:32 EST Fit by Thirty- 110 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325299 Wow I can't believe its been 3 weeks since my last blog! Well I've been doing great!! I am on week 3 of the Couch-to-5K program and I am kicking butt!! I am still doing the low-carb thing and have been doing great but then yesterday I broke down! :( Not only did I eat tortillas from Taco Bell but I binged on donuts! :( I never felt so sick to my stomach in my life!! I was really upset at myself last night but I can't do that! I can't me mad at myself for veering off track for a day! I can onl... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:17:26 EST Fit by Thirty- 131 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4280621 OMG!! I am at 201!!! Down another 4lbs!!! I am soooo close to being back in the 100s I can taste it!! Unfortunately my scale pooped out on my yesterday! :( Of course I do not have the money to purchase a new one right now but maybe that is a good thing! I have a terrible habit of weighing in every morning. I wish I could just do it once a week or so. I think I am going to stop by the gym tonight and weigh in on their scale and use that from now on! <BR> <BR> I have 10 weeks until my Florida ... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 12:33:19 EST Fit by Thirty- 136 Days and Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4269321 Well its after Memorial Day and I am not under 200. However I am closer than I have been in a long time, 204.8! For the last week or so I have been trying a new approach to my eating. Kind of a low-carb deal but not really atkins... maybe closer to South Beach. Basically I am just cutting out sugars and breads. I lost 7lbs in 7 days!! It was just the push I needed! I also put on a swimsuit on Monday and that also helped! lol! I have 3 months until I leave for Florida!! I would love to be in t... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:46:24 EST Fit by Thirty- 159 Days and counting.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4220675 I had a GREAT weekend with my husband!!! Unfortunately my eating wasn't great and my exercise was non-existent, well besides walking to Churchill Downs and back--so I gotta a little! :) <BR> <BR> I got into contact with a friend who is a personal trainer and we are going to put together a plan for me! He is going to make me a workout plan to do on my own and then we are going to meet up on Sundays to workout together! I wish I could afford to meet with him 2-3 times a week but I just can't ... Mon, 9 May 2011 13:54:27 EST Fit by Thirty- 173 days and counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4189099 Well...... its not been good... :( I haven't really gained weight but my eating habits have been TERRIBLE!! On days when I am at the Salon (T, TH, & S) I don't eat breakfast then I may eat a cookie or rice crispy treat at 3pm then don't eat until I get home... usually around 8:30. This is sooo bad!!! <BR> <BR> My goal for this week: <BR> Eat breakfast before I leave! <BR> Take a lunch and give myself at least 15 minutes to eat! <BR> Drink lots of water! <BR> Eat a light dinner... no 800 cal... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:05:32 EST Fit by Thirty- 191 days and counting.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4146936 So it's been a week since my first blog and boy has my motivation plummeted! I KNEW this would happen and I KNEW it would be because of myself!! I just can't seem to get back under 205! UGH!... I skipped my spin class this past Monday because "I forgot my workout clothes." Then we order chinese on Monday and Pizza last night!! What is wrong with me?!?! It's really p*ssing me off... like seriously! I know its all in my head... So my goal is to get back on track this week and track all things c... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:33:54 EST Fit by Thirty- 198 days and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4129101 What better way to spend hump day than blogging!?! :) I have't done this in a very long time but decided it is crucial to my goals. I think posting/blogging and being a part of a healthy lifestyle community is key for me! So today I start my daily blog! <BR> <BR> I have 198 days until my 30th birthday! I have lost 15lbs since starting weight watchers 5 weeks ago and feel much better already! I have 45 more pounds to go to reach my goal weight of 160! But honestly I am just ready to be back ... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:07:12 EST Law of the Garbage Truck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1369439 I got this is an email today and had to share! I really like it! <BR> <BR> Law of the Garbage Truck <BR> One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. <BR> We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car <BR> jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi <BR> driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other <BR> car by just inches! <BR> The driver of the other car whipped his head around and <BR> started yelling at us. My taxi driver ... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:42:25 EST Running??... guess I will try it.. again! hehe.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1144648 Even though I am currently on restriction for my back... I am looking at options... I really want to use this summer to get myself in the best shape of my life! <BR> I have tried running a few times... and I always feel so tired. I've used the same program to try and jumpstart my training... but it never works. I pretty much gave up on being a runner... until TODAY! :) I was browsing around on different peoples pages and found a 10-week training program on one of the pages... Included was th... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:18:34 EST New clothes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1046896 So today I went around to look for some wedding accessories... I started in the Highlands and went to a few boutiques and found some great stuff and some AWESOME shoes for the wedding! :) <BR> <BR> So of course while looking for accessories I had to try on some clothes .... I saw some great jeans so I thought what the heck... I went to look for my size and nothing.. of course I have NEVER been able to fit in their LARGEST size... :( So I decide to grab the biggest size and THEY FIT!!!!! I wa... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 20:35:35 EST Bad Days.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1019360 So the last few days haven't been great.... I have a visitor this week (TOM) which always makes me irritable and emotional... which sometimes causes out of control eating. So instead of going to the gym last night I went home and ate pizza!! UGH!! I only have 9 weeks until my wedding day and I want to look great! I know that if tomorrow were my wedding I would be happy with the way I am... but I don't want to look back and know I could have done better and pushed myself harder... not just for... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 07:59:44 EST One year gone, pounds gone, inches gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=957755 So today is technically my one year anniversary for starting a healthy lifestyle! :) So I took measurements today to see what all I have lost.... thought I would share with everyone! I am pretty excited! :) <BR> <BR> Weight: 197 - 175 = 22 lbs lost <BR> <BR> Rt arm: 14.13" - 12.75" = 1.38" lost <BR> Lf arm: 14.5" - 12.5" = 2" lost <BR> Rt thigh: 26" - 23.5" = 2.5" lost <BR> Lf thigh: 26.38" - 24.75" = 1.63" lost <BR> Bust: 43.5" - 40" = 3.5" lost <BR> Waist: 42.38" - 38" = 4.38" <BR> Hips: ... Fri, 25 Jan 2008 08:34:57 EST Taco Bell...? no thanks... Fruit? Yes please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=952253 It's true! I resisted the Tace Bell craving for the first time in weeks today!!! I am so proud of myself! :0) <BR> I didn't bring anything for lunch (forgot) and instead of heading for the Border I remembered I had an apple and orange in the fridge!!! WOOHOO!! I'm saved! hehe.. So I am currently munching on apple and orange slices... and, of course, drinking some H2O! <BR> It's the little things that make you feel great and set the mood for the rest of the day! I am so excited for my small, ... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:29:18 EST Losing inches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=827920 Since I only lost 0.4 lbs this past week I decided to check out my measurements. I have been kicking my mucles into another gear by adding more weight to my workouts and I guess its doing my body good! Check out my numbers from last week vs. this week! I am so proud of myself!!! <BR> <BR> 11/8 <BR> Rt Arm- 13- 1/4" <BR> Lf Arm- 13" <BR> Rt thigh- 24" <BR> Lf thigh- 24" <BR> Bust- 40" <BR> Waist- 38- 1/2" <BR> Hips- 41" <BR> Under Bust- 35" <BR> Neck- 13" <BR> <BR> 11/15 <BR> Rt Arm- 13" (Lo... Thu, 15 Nov 2007 08:12:04 EST Jamaica here I come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=808947 Curtis and I finally settled on a honeymoon destination!! Ochos Rios, Jamaica!!! We booked everything today! I am sooo excited!!! We are staying at an awesome Villa at Sandals in Ochos Rios! Only 6 months away! <BR> <BR> I need all the motivation I can get to be ready for that bikini!!! Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:41:05 EST Brownie Fix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=802684 For those of you who have not tried No Pudge Brownies you MUST go purchase a box NOW!! Right now! You will thank me for years to come! hehe... <BR> <BR> Last night I remembered that I had purchased a box of No Pudge brownies several week ago and decided to make them. I was craving brownie batter like no other! So I go get the box down and proceed to read the instructions.... when I realized that if I made this box of brownies I would eat at least half of the bowl of batter... until I notice... Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:19:59 EST New Strength Training Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=791851 New ST schedule! <BR> I am going to try and up my weight so I will need to give my muscles a day to rest! <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> -50 Crunch w/twist <BR> -20 Reverse crunch <BR> -24 Reverse crunch w/ball <BR> -24 PU <BR> -24 Tri-dips <BR> -24 Bi-curls <BR> -24 Lat-raises <BR> -24 Single Leg Squats <BR> <BR> Wednesday <BR> -24 PU w/ball <BR> -24 Flys <BR> -24 Shoulder Press <BR> -75 Bicycle crunches <BR> -24 Wide Leg Wall Sit with Calf Raises <BR> -24 Swimming on ball <BR> -40 Step... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 10:30:46 EST When it rains, it pours.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=790728 Well as most of you know by birthday was Monday, which is usually considered a national holiday! Tthanks for all the birthday wishes!) <BR> However, this year I was home sick!! I was also home sick yesterday! Great way to spend my birthday. :( <BR> I do feel much better today, physically anyways... <BR> <BR> We found out this morning that my fiance's grandmother has cancer in both her lungs and her brain. How devasting?! She is a great, loving women and the whole situation seems unreal... ... Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:08:56 EST A Giggle for the Girls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=771620 I thought this was really cute and wanted to share with all my female friends! Hope you enjoy! :0) <BR> <BR> One for the girls <BR> <BR> Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord <BR> my shape to keep. <BR> <BR> Please no wrinkles, Please no bags <BR> <BR> And please lift my butt before it sags. <BR> <BR> Please no age spots, Please no gray <BR> <BR> And as for my belly, Please take it away. <BR> <BR> Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young, <BR> <BR> And thank you Dear ... Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:47:12 EST Personal Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=768406 Well unfortunately my original "Father-Daughter Challenge" did not pan out because my dad was not able to start. Him and my mom have been really busy with my sister and the baby. But we will start very soon!!!! :0) <BR> <BR> So instead I am doing this challenge for myself! I want to see how many days I can complete by my 26th bday on the 15th!! <BR> <BR> Wednesday (10/3 & 10/10) <BR> -30 Lunges <BR> -30 Squats <BR> -40 Calf raises <BR> <BR> Thursday (10/4 & 10/11) <BR> -40 PU <BR> -30 Flys... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 16:56:38 EST Pleasant awakening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=762836 The last several days I have been in Edinburgh, IN (about 30 miles south of Indy). I was visiting my parents, lil bro, lil sis, and new baby nephew! I had an awesome time! It really helped me focus on the important things and quit stressing over situations that don't matter. <BR> <BR> I have not been myself the last several months. I have been really emotional, needy, dependent, and moody! I hated it! It was making every aspect of my life miserable! Well not any more! This vacation opened m... Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:41:36 EST