JENNERATOR13's SparkPeople Blog JENNERATOR13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community FINALLY A decent weight loss. I lost 2 this week and I couldn't be happier. I think knowing what I need to do has helped. Felt lost before that I wasn't sure what was going to work and not. But working out everyday is key along with 10 glasses of water and healthy foods and of course my shakes. I am starting to eat cleaner, fruits, veggies, lean meats and nuts. Low on the carbs like breads. I have cut down on breads in the last two weeks and I think it has helped. Ever read the Paleo diet? I looked i... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:54:15 EST Taking on the Plateau Okay so I have been on a Plateau for 3 years. Well I have gained and lost up and down but nothing to really cal weight loss. Ever since I joined the gym. I feel like it is a chemistry test on what to eat and how much of calories, fat, sugar, carbs, salt, fiber etc. I have been asking everyone what is wrong. What am I doing wrong? FINALLY my mentor tells me I am eating too much protein and not working out enough. SO I have a new PLAN. change on of my snacks to a veggie, Drink more water, Sta... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:11:48 EST Idk I haven't written a blog since June. I guess I always feel bad about writing them because others can see it and I just don't want to write one to complain about stupid stuff in my life. Frustrated is how I have been feeling lately. I have TONS of work to do and feel that it just keeps piling up and there is nothing I can do about it. We are working with a lawyer for the house and I have paperwork to fill out, I am PTO president and I have the beginning of the year stuff to do for them as well... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:19:51 EST Reflection on SASS challenge Well this challenge is just like all the others. I am not doing so well. Between my mother in law dying, my cat having to be put down and having money issues I have decided I am depressed about everything. This challenge I gained a total of 2 pounds and I have to say I am glad it was only 2. During this challenge I decided to change things up at the end and stop doing zumba 4 times a week and try and get up early to workout. That was 4 weeks ago and I haven't gotten up early once. <em>24... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:06:17 EST WOW 90 day health challenge I’m looking for a few people who are SERIOUS about SAVING MONEY, getting back into shape, AND getting their supplements for FREE. Do you, or anyone you know fit into this category?? TEXT your name and email address to 413-250-6063 or visit my site and fill out more info <BR> <BR> BEFORE YOU SAY NO or ignore this post consider this - I AM SIMPLY SHARING INFO PEOPLE!! There is NEVER an obligation to hear info!! Thanks for your time!" Tue, 8 May 2012 13:47:37 EST Motivate Challenge comes to an end Well another challenge comes to an end. Bahama Mama's RULE!!! Things I have done for this challenge were start on my nutritious protein shakes which have helped me eat. Yes that is what I said EAT!!! I would typically only eat 900 calories a day and wouldn't lose weight. Putting in my food in the tracker and I was forcing myself to get up to 1400 calories was ridiculous. But now that I have my cake shakes I am eating 1400-1500 calories without a problem and I have seen results. So key thin... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:08:14 EST Lost power for 31 hours and 14 inches of snow <img src="">REALLY????????? Who would have thought that the end of OCTOBER we would have 14 inches of snow and be left out in the cold. AND to cancel Halloween? That is crazy, There is so many lines down everywhere you go. We have a few trees in the back yard that look horrible as they have lost many limbs that are on the ground. So of these limbs are HUGE and need a chainsaw to cut them up. We haven't even had the leaves fall off t... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:54:20 EST Body by Vi shakes Okay so 4 weeks ago I started body by Vi shakes and was only doing 1 shake a day. I was maintaining. So this week I uped my amount to two shakes a day. I have my cereal in the morning, shake for snack, shake for lunch with a protein bar, veggies snack in the afternoon and a regular healthy dinner then a last snack after a workout. It seems to be going well. The different recipes for the shakes are great and I am never bored or dissapointed. I love that they taste like cake and they are c... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 13:21:30 EST Added something healthy this week Well this week I started protein shakes to help with eating and losing weight. My issue has always been I don't eat enough. So I thought if I started some protein shakes it could add to my food and make sure I am getting the nutrients that I need for the day. It has many minerals in it that will help me to lose the weight as well. We will see at the end of the week if these have helped me out. Right now I am just adding one shake a day and if I need to I will add two. On Wednesday I had t... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 20:48:55 EST Motivation after a tough day After I have a rough day I just start fresh the next day. I try not to bring it to the next day. My problem is working out. Lately I have had no energy to do anything. With the heat and having 10 kids on some days I am worn out. And now it seems to have the stomach bug in our house yet again. 4th time for my son first for me and my daughter. I try to get out side as much as possible with the kids every day. Walk whenever possible. I have a bad eating day I try to eat more fruits and v... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 18:51:53 EST Resources for FEF challenge Okay so the only other resources other then Spark I have for weight loss are Facebook. I have some people that I talk to on there about weight training, weight loss and eating right. Other than that nothing. I am not on the computer that much to check out other sites. I am still stuck and have no energy right now nor do I have money. Trying to make things better. <BR> Going to go read so other blogs to help with weight loss and maybe get some ideas about other sites. Sat, 9 Jul 2011 18:44:46 EST Tornado 5 miles from us Hi It was too close for comfort. It was just a watch and I was talking to a friend that calmed me down. So then it was like all of a sudden weirdness started to happen. I got a call from one of the daycare kid's grandmother that told me it had changed to a warning and needed to get in the basement NOW. Freaked me out. Then I heard that the tornado hit Springfield and I got the kids their shoes on and headed to the basement. While trying to get there my mother calls me to ask why am I no... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:28:50 EST Going in the wrong direction and Need Help!!! I need tons of support. I know where I want to go I just don't have the road map to get there and seem to be riding in the wrong direction. Trying to find the map so I can get going again. I have gained 25 pounds since November and I am not happy about it whats so ever. I had been sick on and off between November and Feb. When I started working out again I am so mad I gained weight when it took me a year to lose 40. Now it is like starting all over again. Watched the biggest loser last n... Wed, 18 May 2011 11:17:49 EST Weird feeling Okay so I signed up for two classes which I have to pass with a B or better to get into the Education class at UMASS Amherst. I am freaked out right now. I have to buy 5 books for my english class which is all online and have my first assignment due on Wednesday. Okay I am really scared and thinking of running the other way. I have tons of stuff on my plate as it is and now I am adding school. What the heck is wrong with me??? Before I was so sure I wanted this and now I am not. I feel... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:59:04 EST Body Test for PUSH Okay going by memory <BR> Walk 1 mile took 15 minutes <BR> Sit ups per minute 10 <BR> Push up per minute 6 <BR> Sit and reach inches Ummm I don't know how to measure it. I guess measure my legs cuz I can touch my toes. So 32 inches <BR> Then I am 5'5" tall and I weight 250 and my waist is 42" <BR> <BR> I hope that is all we needed. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:51:37 EST Can't Sleep Well it is 12:30 am on Wednesday and I can't sleep. Too many things going through the brain to sleep. Last minute gifts to get, cookies that have to made for cookie swap, my hub spending too much money, signing up for classes for next semester, my dad being a bum at christmas, what to eat at christmas eve, paying the water bill, cleaning the house, paying a huge mortgage payment two days after christmas and worrying if we will have it. ALOT if you ask me and I can't seem to get it all out o... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:59:57 EST Sodium And Doctor's visit Okay so I have been tracking my sodium for quite some time so this is no surprise to me. I was way over a couple of days and other days were good. I had pizza, and mcdonalds in the same week so that is never good. Trying to get back on track with things. Went to see the doctors on friday and she took blood. Going to test everything she could without having me fast. Now she wants to see me in a month to check the results and go from there. I had to get a tetneaus(sp) shot too which now ... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 23:32:19 EST Girl's night out!! Okay so I went out last night for Girl's night that I have been preparing for. I went shopping a few weeks ago to find an outfit to wear out since I don't have anything nice to wear. All my clothes are ripped or has holes or even stains from running the daycare. So I got this cute sweater that was black, white and gray and wore a pink tank under it with the lace at the top and bottom. Black pants and black boots. My hair was done nice and have awesome accessories on. Sorry I don't have ... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 11:27:20 EST SO STRESSED!!! Can they make these caps bigger?? ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am hating my life at my present moment. For those of you who know me I run a daycare out of my home. Usually I am not stressed through the day with the kids. Yesterday and today I have been so stressed with the daycare. The kids do not want to listen to me, they don't want to sleep and they are very sick. I am hoping it is just them being sick that has brought all this on but right now I want to scream!!!!! It is quiet time, just be quiet!!!! If they aren't quiet... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:52:19 EST Oct 20th Food journal Breakfast <BR> <img src="">1 cup 1%milk <BR> Lunch <BR> <img src=""> 2 cups <BR> Home made Waffles with Trader joes organic blueberry jam <BR> <img src=""> Al Fresco maple apple breakfast sausage <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Scrambled 2 eggs <BR> Dinner <BR> <img src="http://phot... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:12:13 EST Food journal 10/23 Breakfast <BR> <img src=""> <BR> With 1 cup 1% milk <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Was shopping all day and had the small piece of pizza before I went and didn't think about supper until I was done. So we ate out and had chinese food. Good thing I had c... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:47:14 EST oct 22 food journal Breakfast <BR> 1 cup of this <img src=""> with 1 cup 1% milk <BR> Snack <BR> <img src=""> English muffin toast with smart balance butter and organic blueberry jam about 1 tbsp Lunch <BR> <img src=""> Mulitgrain organic tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese used 5 cheese mix and 1.5 oz. of chicken <BR> Dinner <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:40:11 EST Food Journal oct 21, 2010 <img src=""> With a cup of 1% milk For breakfast <BR> Lunch <BR> <img src=""> This is Al Fresco Maple Apple Breakfast sausage I had 4 but Almost forgot to take pic of them <BR> <img src=""> This is about a cup of Aparagus mixed stir fry <BR> <img src="">This is the almond m... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:27:55 EST Christmas wish Well I wasn't sure if I was supposed to blog about this but here it goes. My Christmas wish is to make sure I am drinking 8 cups of water a day from now until Christmas and try to eat as clean as possible. Need to get over the fact that I don't like to drink water and just do it. When I get used to drinking plain water it will be better. Right now I need to add stuff to it in order to drink it. <BR> <BR> Second part of my away workout has always been walking. I did that today plus playe... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 21:58:36 EST My 20 Year High School Reunion Okay so this was what I was aiming for. Started losing weight to look good for this night. Even though only a fraction of the class showed up which was disappointing. But that is okay. They want to have another one closer to the holidays. I may go to that one too. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Okay so the fi... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 22:09:56 EST walking well I am trying. Been only able to get two days of walking in. This week was tough since I was sick with a stomach bug. Didn't want to walk too far incase I had to go. I went a little further today and really wanted to do the trip around the huge block. Would have been 4 miles. So I did 3 and I will work on one extra mile while I am on vacation. Wish I had pedometer so I could measure how many miles I get in during a day of vacation. Maybe when I get back I can keep on top of the wal... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:16:41 EST No time like the present Okay so I have been trying to find out why I am fat. So I have been searching and searching and searching. What I came up with was my father. I have put him on the back burner because it felt like to me that he didn't want kids or have anything to do with us etc. So I started asking questions to my mom and got her side of the story of stuff. My parents separated when I was 2 and she got married again when I was 5. I have known my step father since I was 2 so he has been the father figur... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:19:32 EST 500 Days on Sparkpeople!! Well it has been 500 days on here. The first 250 were great and I lost weight but the last 250 I wasn't. In November I changed things. Started going to the gym three times a week and in January I saw a wellness coach. He changed my diet to more protein and my work out to more weights. I have been maintaining ever since. Now I think I may go back to what was working. Sparkpeople way of life and the same workouts. With all that protein I was getting in all the freggies I should be. So ... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:31:51 EST WEEK 12 What a week.... MAN I don't know where to start. I have had so many feelings this week I just don't know what to do. Everything has been coming up. My dad not accepting me, my nephews abuse, my choice of a husband, what I used to be like before kids and husband and my work choices. I have been crying for the last hour just shaking my head at everything. WHY is it all coming up now?? I don't know. At my work I decided this week to quit. I am burnt out. I need a day off. I work 7 days a week. I do th... Sat, 15 May 2010 22:20:51 EST Week 11 Well I had a good week. I burned off over 1100 calories two days this week. THat is good. I just wish that after 11 weeks I was closer to my goal of losing 35 pounds. But I have been up and then down and up again. I am trying to have patience but I dunno how much longer I can wait with out going crazy!! I am excited about the clothes and can't wait to get into the summer stuff. I need to tweak my food. I feel like this week I ate a little high and not enough protein. I am going to lo... Sat, 8 May 2010 22:12:28 EST Week 10 Okay so this week was very stressfull. The kids were acting up and got stuff taken away. And on top of everything it was my birthday week. Was not a good birthday week. We went out to eat on Sunday and I had the best brownie ever and figured I had all week to work it off. I did as much workouts as possible. Wednesday was a bad day and I really wanted to go to mcdonalds and EAT!!! Then I thought the kids need to eat and I need to eat before going to the gym so I made a healthy meal. Th... Sun, 2 May 2010 23:27:32 EST Week 9 Okay I had a good week. I burned off almost 4000 calories in workouts plus my two days of strength training. I had trouble getting in the protein but I got most of it in on average it was 100 grams a day. Need to work on that more. <BR> <BR> But one EXCELLENT thing this week. I ordered three dresses online. I had a certificate for 40%off at Lane Bryant because it is my bday month. So I ordered this dress that looked cute and had good reviews. I also ordered a shrug and swim suit cove... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:12:12 EST Week 8 We are going to do this one a little early. Okay so yet another stressed out week. Trying to work out everyday is hard work and eating right. BUSY this week with events for the town I live in. It is week of the young child. So there is all sorts of activities for kids the ages that I have. So today was so up and down. First the hub tells me he has to work 11am-9pm and I don't have a sitter for the kids so I said I will take them with me. Then I waited till the last minute to tell them... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:01:18 EST Week 7 Okay so I had a rough week. Very stressed out week. Kids acting up all week. Friday comes and I told my hub to take my son with him on errands. Take one out of the house maybe the other one will be better right?? RIGHT!!!! Janie was a doll. Helped me feed the babies change their diapers played with them. Gave the other kids their snacks and juice. AWESOME!!! Kinda makes me sad that I ate a whole bag of peanut M&M's in two days. YIKES!!!! But I am over it now and they are gone and I... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 23:40:26 EST Week 6 Sorry this a few days late. Been busy and couldn't get on this weekend to post. Okay so I gained yet again. 2 weeks in a row. I don't get it. I am working out 510 minutes in a week with part ST and part cardio. At the end of this week I didn't eat right. I had no food. Some days I was within range but didn't have enough protien. But what are you going to do. I have been thinking of changeing my food again but don't know if I gave the high protein enough of a go. So I will read up o... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 22:40:15 EST Week 5 Okay so this week I was stressed out. Two reasons. I have new baby coming next week and trying to get the baby I have onto a schedule that fits in with my kids. That way when the new baby comes I can get her on our schedule as well. But it is easier to do one kid at a time. The baby I currently have is getting teeth in so she has more silva in her mouth and she is throwing up more. Wednesday was a great day with the kids went outside no issues. Even the babies mom came early to get her... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 21:19:24 EST I need to VENT!!!! Okay so I get this way once a month (TOM). And then I am fine. But I dunno this time. My hubby pisses me off so much. I have so much on my plate as it is and I need him to help me more. THis is NOT a first for this problem. I have talked to him about this for almost 5 years (since we had the kids). But now that I am working the daycare during the week and part time job all weekend and going to the gym on MOnday, Wednesday and Friday. I need some help. And before I went and signed up ... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:56:29 EST Week 4 Okay so this week was good. We had some troubles with no zumba except for Monday. But we worked through it. Been working more on weight training then cardio but I like to have it evened out. I am sorry but I like to sweat!!! That was I know I have had a good workout. So on Wednesday I did 45 minutes of weights and 30 minutes on stairs. I really wanted to quit after 15 cuz I was really hot and couldn't take it. But started talking to the girl next to me and next thing I knew I had 5 mi... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:52:44 EST Week 2 and part of 3 Sorry I guess I forgot to blog last week about my progess so I will do it now and maybe post again later in the week. Well I met with the nutritionist on Thursday and according to their scale I lost 2.6 pounds in 3 weeks I think it was. She looked over my journal and said everything was fine except.........It looks like I am eating the same thing everyday. UMMMM That is because I am. I have no idea what else to eat. This is what I know I can eat to fit into my calorie range and get in a... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 22:34:52 EST Week 1 Of challenge Okay so I went to the nutritionist today and they didn't weigh me in. <em>39</em> I was ready too. Lightest clothes on didn't eat dinner yet and didn't drink that much before going. Oh well. We talked for an hour over my food journal for the last 2 weeks. She picked it apart. All I was trying to do on a daily basis is get to 120 grams of protein. That is all. And of course stay within range of calories which is 1500-1700. Mine is usually about 1700. But on one day she says to me.... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:51:51 EST The date has been set!! Okay the date is July 31. That is the day of my reunion for high school of 20 years!!! Holy cow I can't believe it has been that long. I need to lose 50 pounds before then. I need a strategy. SO far I have put my self into training. Asking myself whatever I put in my mouth will help me get to my goal quick or slow it down?? Did I already have a treat this week and what was it?? Have to put the pressure on if this is going to work. Next on list is 1 weekend off a month to regroup and... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:32:40 EST Working out!!! Okay so I have been listening to the nutritionist about strength training (ST) instead of so much cardio. I do Monday zumba class, Tuesday ST and then zumba and friday ST. I am hoping this is working. I want to weigh in but I have TOM and that always throws things off. I officially weigh in with the nutritionist on Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed that I have lost something. I am happy that I lost .25 inches on both arms that was a huge shock. Now if I can get the rest of my body to... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:21:49 EST Stress I always wondered how much stress plays a toll on weight loss?? I feel I am stressed all the time and no way to get out of it. Today the daycare kids are dropped off and BOTH had rough nights. Neither one of them sleep well all night. The 18 month old was up from 1am-4am and the baby was up every 2 hours. SHe normally sleeps through the night. YIKES!!!! Plus having my TOM all I want to do is eat CHOCOLATE!!! Is that considered stress??? I was debating about going to the gym but figur... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:18:27 EST Challenges!! WOW where do I start. I am completely stressed out. I have changed my diet yet again. BUT this time I am seeing a nutrionist. They have me eating 1500-1700 calories and 120 grams of protein a day. DO you know how hard that is?? I had two good days in a row and I was at 1730 or 1715. They want me at 1600. WICKED HARD!!! YEs I live in Mass. LOL THen they changed my workouts. They want me to quit my cardio or limit it. SO not as much Zumba. Not happy about that one. Ilove that cla... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:14:41 EST Those you love just don't understand Okay so Saturday I planned on working til 3pm and then going to my neice's 2nd birthday party. Well I had a late lunch, at 215pm, then went to the party. I had lost of good healthy lunch so I was prepared at the party. I knew they were going to have pizza. I THOUGHT they were going to have the pizza about 4ish and I knew I would still be full from lunch. Well I get there and there is nothing going on. There is just people standing around talking. No one offered me anything to drink. S... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 21:02:05 EST The Science of it all... My word. I took lots of science in high school and college but this is the worse science class I have ever had!!! Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, make sure you only have 1600 calories, make sure you have 25 grams of fiber a day........AND SO ON......I feel like if I don't get the exact measurement right I will not lose weight. I have been struggling, yes but I know I can do this. It is just taking FOREVER to come off. For me it did come over night and I want it off... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 00:00:29 EST I hate Summer, I love summer!! Okay when summer comes so do all the plans. The kids turn four this year and decided they wanted different parties. So one is doing Madagascar and the other Disney Princess. It sure does put a wrench into things. So I get all the invites addressed and ready to go, make my list of things for the party and what food I am going to make. I also do their cakes by hand. One wants Alex the Lion on his and the other wants all the princesses. Oh boy. Plus trying to lose weight, putting them in... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:03:23 EST Week 11 Spring into Summer Challenge WEEK 11 CHALLENGE – SPRING has sprung <BR> <BR> “S” – Smile at someone today and mean it! A genuine smile can brighten a person’s day. Give yourself ONE point each day for doing this. (Total of 7 points for the week) <BR> <BR> “P” – Pamper yourself! Take at least 10 minutes each day to make yourself the priority. Do something for yourself that makes you feel special. Give yourself ONE point each day for doing this. (Total of 7 points for the week) <BR> <BR> “R” – Random Act of Kindness! Do... Sun, 31 May 2009 11:51:24 EST Week 8 trouble spots! Spring into Summer Challenge Week 8 <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Zone 1- thighs <BR> What exercise are you doing? running on the soccer field with the kids <BR> Share with the team Y <BR> Zone2- belly <BR> What exercise are you doing? crunches <BR> Share with the team Y <BR> <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Zone 1- Hips <BR> What exercise are you doing? Going for a nice long walk <BR> Share with the team Y <BR> Zone2-Belly <BR> What exercise are you doing? pilates <BR> Share with the team Y <BR> <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Zone 1- <BR> What exe... Tue, 12 May 2009 09:27:18 EST Week 7 Rank in the miles!!! Spring into Summer Challenge Saturday 1 <BR> Sunday .5 <BR> Monday .5 <BR> Tuesday 2 <BR> Wednesday 0 <BR> Thursday 4 <BR> Friday <BR> <BR> Total 8 Sat, 2 May 2009 12:24:53 EST