JENHARDI13's SparkPeople Blog JENHARDI13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Restart of the restart OK, so this is funny, 2 years ago to the day I restarted basically for the exact same reason. Got up this morning and haven't been feeling well for a couple of weeks. Honestly, I put it off to stress. I mean I have been under crazy amounts of stress. <BR> <BR> My dad had a massive stroke on March 8 and passed away on March 25. My granddaughter was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, she is only 10 months old. <BR> <BR> So of course, I thought everything was due to the stress. but I decided ... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:43:50 EST Major Restart I have been away for quite awhile. I have maintained and even managed to lose a few more pounds. The problem is this: <BR> Last night, my vision started getting blurry and I got a major headache. Checked my blood sugar and yup you guessed it. Over 300. I have noticed myself backslide on what goes in my mouth. I have lots of excuses.. <BR> It has been winter, just can't get myself out to run when there is 12 inchs of snow on the ground. <BR> I run a gym, I workout all the time. (Looking back, ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:44:17 EST BL19 Smart Goals Specific Goals <BR> 1. Lose 2 lbs a week <BR> 2. Finish C25K training <BR> 3. Run a 5K <BR> 4. Learn to eat w/i nutritional goals while traveling. <BR> <BR> Measurement <BR> 1. Weigh in at least once a week. <BR> 2. Use the C25K app to track training. <BR> 3. Scheduled for July 13 (MLB Allstar 5K) <BR> 4. Track, Track, Track <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:12:48 EST Countdown to BL19 & BL Purple Team I am working on two seperate Biggest Loser Challenges. BL19 starts Wednesday and BL Purple is half way through. I really like the BL challenges. It has accountability and motivation all together what more could I ask for. <BR> <BR> So here I am sitting in my hotel room, bored out of my mind. I do not normally watch TV at home because there is just to much going on so I'm flipping through the channels and then it hits. <BR> <BR> Craving....Now I do not have cravings at home either. I have no... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:00:07 EST BL19 Goals Looking at what I want to accomplish for this challenge: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: My goal is to eat within calorie range 90% or greater. <BR> To reduce my soda intake to 1 bottle or less a day <BR> <BR> Exercise: Complete the C25K program. <BR> Start the 5K210K program. <BR> Cardio 60 or more minutes a day 7 days a week <BR> Strength training 5 days a week <BR> <BR> Psychological: To take 30 minutes to mysel... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 11:46:55 EST Taking Stock of March March ended up pretty good. <BR> <BR> I lost a total of 5.3 lbs and a total of 10 inches. Woo Hoo, I love it. This is working slowly but surely!!!! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 22:49:56 EST 3 things (2 good, 1 bad) Something happened last night that made me start thinking. Last night was the last fund raiser for our Senior class for their Senior Trip to Florida. These dinners are traditionally packed and this one was no different. I was hiding out in the dessert room, helping to cut hundreds of homemade pies and cakes to serve to the masses. I noticed 3 things (2 really good and 1 that just plain made me MAD). <BR> <BR> 1. Even being surrounded by all of these yummy treats, I really didn't want to take... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:44:19 EST Action Step 1 All of my life, I have not had a problem eating to much. In reality, my problem is soda which I have blogged about before. At my worst, I have been known to drink a 2 ltr plus 4 or 5 20oz bottles of soda a day. Not the diet kind either, the full calorie totally bad for you kind of soda. My poison of choice was Dr Pepper. I have been drinking Dr Pepper since I was 7 years old. I don't remember ever drinking anything else. Looking back, I really don't know how I don't weigh even more than I do ... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:22:39 EST I won round 1 Okay, so for those that read my blog yesterday. The evil John (aerobic trainer) did not win this round. I popped out of bed with just a little minor soreness in my hips and abs. <BR> <BR> I'm heading to the gym to run for a bit and then go back tonight to face John for round 2. <BR> <BR> Boot Camp held in the fight academy. Now do I think that I am going to be the next great MMA fighter, ha I think not. I think having the class in the fight academy is just one more tool in John's arsenal ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:57:19 EST Why I hate my aerobics trainer? What I really want to say to the perky fitness instructor when he says: <BR> <BR> 1. The smile and say just one more while in a weird medieval chinese torture position. Hello, this hurts, I don't want to do more. <BR> <BR> 2. Just try it! What, seriously, my foot does not belong next to my ear. Never has never will. <BR> <BR> 3. Feel the burn. If I felt the burn any more, my arms would fall off. <BR> <BR> 4. Didn't that feel great. Honestly, I would rather go through child birth over and ... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:47:49 EST An Epiphany!!! I was thinking about something today. I don't know why it hit me today, but it really did. <BR> <BR> I have been doing my children a dis-service. <BR> <BR> I know that setting a good example is important. But is it enough, really do I think that it is. <BR> <BR> As a mom, I require that my kids get good grade. I require that they do their chores. I require that they go to church. I require that they are civil to each other and that they are polite members of society. I require my kids to ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:49:21 EST Bucket List, nah Fun List, yeah that is it. I have been thinking about a lot of things over the last week. What I want from my life, for my life. I don't think that I have ever thought about those things, planned for those things, I just rolled with the flow. Handled the situations as they happened but was not deliberate about anything. <BR> <BR> Teens - I floated through high school barely passing because there was always something else I would rather be doing like going to the beach, partying or hanging with my boyfriend that was no... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:38:44 EST Daily Log 3/17/12 Daily Log 3/17/12 <BR> <BR> Strength Training: None <BR> <BR> Cardio: None <BR> <BR> Food Tracking: Tracked all day and ended up 200 under even with eating dinner at the high school tonight. Who knew they would have such diet friendly fare, LOL. <BR> <BR> Other thoughts: Still feeling the lingering effects from the migraine yesterday, but no time to slow down. I'm glad it was my "rest" day because I was outside for 12 hours helping with the charity baseball game. Lugging pop and food fro... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:25:36 EST Daily Log 3/16/12 Daily Log 3/16/12 <BR> <BR> Strength Training: None <BR> <BR> Cardio: 2.7 mile walk this evening <BR> <BR> Food Tracking: I tracked all day, stayed in range. Decided I really really really do not like Healthy Choice Meals for the most part, it wasn't even worth using my calories for so I bought a box of blackberries to chowed on it. <BR> <BR> Other thoughts: I had a major migraine this morning so I didn't get my morning workout done, a little sleep and ibuprofen helped it. Still don't fee... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 00:19:12 EST Daily Log 3/15/12 Daily Log 3/15/12 <BR> <BR> Strength Training: Pilates/Resistance Training 30 min <BR> <BR> Cardio: 35 min low impact aerobics, 1 mile intervals (run/walk), .8 mile easy walk with my mom. <BR> <BR> Food Tracking: I tracked all day, went over but not by much and think I worked out enough to compensate for it. <BR> <BR> Other thoughts: Pretty good day, love this early spring weather. <BR> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:17:41 EST Daily Log 3/14/12 Daily Log 3/14/12 <BR> <BR> Strength Training: Need to work on this, didn't do any <BR> <BR> Cardio: 1.6 mile walk in the evening <BR> <BR> Food Tracking: I tracked all day, went over by 2 in calories. Not bad at all. <BR> <BR> Other thoughts: Felt pretty good. Did presentation at school and laughed A LOT. Worked out in the yard moving barrels around. <BR> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:31:27 EST March 10 Wow, a whole week since I blogged last <BR> <BR> I have been doing pretty good. Down 15 lbs from the original start weight and 8 since I started Sparks. <BR> <BR> Walked 2.25 miles today and moved everything out of and back into my shed to re-organize it. <BR> <BR> Now I'm sitting here waiting for my daughter to get home from her Saturday night and I am off to bed. <BR> <BR> Wait, I also have to change the clocks. I dislike Daylight Savings Time. <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:12:04 EST March 10 Wow, a whole week since I blogged last <BR> <BR> I have been doing pretty good. Down 15 lbs from the original start weight and 8 since I started Sparks. <BR> <BR> Walked 2.25 miles today and moved everything out of and back into my shed to re-organize it. <BR> <BR> Now I'm sitting here waiting for my daughter to get home from her Saturday night and I am off to bed. <BR> <BR> Wait, I also have to change the clocks. I dislike Daylight Savings Time. <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:12:03 EST Dr Pepper Fixation I just figured out. I am a comfort eater. <BR> <BR> I don't feel good tonight and I want food. Any food except fruit. I want Dr Pepper and nachos. I really want Dr Pepper. To the point, that I was considering getting up, getting dressed, getting in the car and driving the 15 miles to the closest store. <BR> <BR> It really is sad, how badly I want one. I want a Dr Pepper more than I have ever wanted a cigarette in my entire life. <BR> <BR> Pathetic really, when you think about it, but tha... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 23:45:05 EST It kinda felt good, LOL. Let me tell you. Walking today was just about the last thing I wanted to do, my allergies are really acting up. Head hurts, eyes hurt and I can't breath. I had almost talked myself out of doing it. Convinced myself that I really needed to take today just to feel better. But here is the thing, resting does not make your allergies any better, in fact, with me if I don't keep active it will turn into a full blown sinus infection. <BR> <BR> So I grabbed my daughter and headed out the door. <BR>... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 19:01:28 EST 70 and then SNOW Seriously, it was 74 degrees yesterday. Took a 2 mile walk, this morning what is it doing SNOWING. Geez, unbelievable. Good thing that today is my strength training day because there is no way I'm walking in the snow and the gym is not in my time management today because I have to work at the concession stand for the Girls Class 2A Championship game tonight. (Did I mention that I really don't like girls basketball? I'm not even sure why, it just seems to take FOREVER.) <BR> <BR> At least it ... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:54:56 EST March 1 Talk about March coming in like a lamb. It is sunny and 70 degrees in mid Missouri. Makes me have a good ole fashioned dose of spring fever. Puts my mind to fresh veggies from the garden and fresh fruit from the farmers market. I love Spring and Summer!!!!! <BR> Spring and Summer are normally the easiest months for me health wise because I just eat right out of the garden most days. I'm outside a whole lot more and the kids are playing baseball/softball so I can exercise while they are playin... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 16:01:29 EST Leap Day Okay so my goals are working, I'm dropping the pounds and getting in shape, but I'll tell you what. Right now I feel like crud. <BR> <BR> How do I motivate myself to hit the gym or go out walking when my stomach is doing flip flops? Positive point, I don't have to worry about eating to much since food is about the LAST thing that I want. <BR> <BR> My brain is saying just get up and do it, my stomach is saying are you insane, just stay in bed because I will make you nauseated if you so much... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:59:11 EST Blink of an Eye Today has been really weird. I was feeling unmotivated and lacking energy. My phone beeped because of a text message. <BR> <BR> "Did you hear about Rob? OMG, his poor kids" <BR> <BR> I say to myself, what in the world. Rob runs, he takes care of himself, eats right and looks pretty darn good. It must have been an accident. <BR> <BR> Texting back. "No, I haven't heard what happened?" <BR> Return text: "He passed away last night. Massive heart attack" <BR> <BR> My first thoughts are I have ... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:36:28 EST Day 4 Felt alot better today. Remembered to take my vitamins in both the morning and tonight. Had a pretty good day, still having problems getting the calorie count up to where it should be. I will continue to work on that. <BR> <BR> One big win today. I had to bake 4 dozen (more like 6 dozen after the kids attacked) cookies for church tomorrow. I made all of them and ate only one peanut butter blossom cookie. It was delicious, I will admit. But one was enough and I didn't even feel tempted to ea... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:09:24 EST Day 3 - Hump Day Day 3 for me is always a hard one. I start feeling the effects of not drinking as much soda and just feel a tad spacey all day. <BR> Today was not any different. I felt like I was in another world most of the day. Had a mild nagging headache from the change in caffeine habits and it didn't help that the kids were out of school today. <BR> I went out to lunch with Rhonda so I had my first restaurant challenge and passed with flying colors. That definitely put me in a great mood. Chicken Fajita... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:30:44 EST Day 2 Okay, so I am so glad that basketball season is almost over. Working in the concession stand, it is hard to stay on track. I went over by 220 calories today. Not to bad considering but not what I wanted. Oh well tomorrow is another day. <BR> <BR> I got my BFF to publicly announce to EVERYONE in town (if it is on facebook it must be true right, LOL) that we are running in a 5K on July 8 for the MLB Allstar Game 5K Charity Run. So it is official, the funny thing is that my work out plan had me... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:51:07 EST First Full Day This is my first full day on Sparks!! So far I really like it. <BR> Got up this morning and did my morning routine, had a small bag of pretzels and coffee for breakfast. Not the most healthy but it sounded good and since I normally don't eat anything for breakfast it actually is a step in the right direction. <BR> I worked on my Hawaii project for the first half of the day and then did my day 2 exercises. I had decided previously to slow ease myself into exercise since that is the place that... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:46:30 EST