JENNIK2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JENNIK2 JENNIK2'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/ Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811358 I have once again gotten way off track. So I thought I would make some clear goals and focus on them to try to stay focused during the holidays. Last year I gained a few pounds during this time. <BR> <BR> Here are my 2 main goals for November: <BR> <BR> 1. Stay in my calorie range. (This has always been very hard for me, but it's time I get it together. I can do it if I really try) <BR> <BR> 2. Do 1/2 hour of cardio every day. ( I have been walking, but I can do more. I need to be o... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 13:22:51 EST Day 12 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757904 Overall negative calories <em>224</em> (9 out of 12) <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>224</em> (12 out of 12) <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>224</em> (12 out of 12) <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>224</em> (12 out of 12) Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:55:53 EST Day 11 Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757702 Overall negative calories <em>250</em> (8 out of 11) <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>250</em> (11 out of 11) <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>250</em> (11 out of 11) <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>250</em> (11 out of 11) Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:57:04 EST Day 10 - Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756619 *Overall negative calories <em>30</em> (7 out of 10) <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>30</em> (10 out of 10) <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>30</em> (10 out of 10) <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>30</em> (10 out of 10) <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:15:04 EST Day 9 Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756617 *Overall negative calories <em>198</em> (no) <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>224</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>224</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>224</em> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:14:21 EST Day 8 - Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755449 *Overall negative calories <em>334</em> (6/8) <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>334</em> (8/8) <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>334</em> (8/8) <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>334</em> (8/8) Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:03:46 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755448 Overall negative calories <em>248</em> <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>248</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>248</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>248</em> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:03:04 EST Day 6 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753847 Overall negative calories <em>24</em> (nope) <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>250</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>250</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>250</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 19:15:49 EST Day 5 Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752820 * Overall negative calories <em>198</em> (nope) <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>248</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>248</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>248</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:11:18 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751853 * Overall negative calories <em>224</em> <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>224</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>224</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>224</em> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:21:42 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751313 * Overall negative calories <em>104</em> <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>104</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>104</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>104</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:08:33 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750649 * Overall negative calories <em>248</em> <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>248</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>248</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>248</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:10:46 EST Wednesday 7/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750505 * Overall negative calories <em>250</em> <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <em>250</em> <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <em>250</em> <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <em>250</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:04 EST Back to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749494 I haven't blogged for 7 months, and I haven't really been focused on weight loss during that time either. I have continued to track my food, and I have walked a lot. But I haven't done many intense workouts and I haven't curbed my eating, I just tracked it. So today I get back to it! Here are my main goals for each day: <BR> <BR> * Overall negative calories <BR> * Walk 10,000 steps <BR> * At least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise <BR> * 8 cups of water a day <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:47:42 EST One more pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558301 Only one pound to go until I have lost 50 pounds! I am really excited that I have lost so much, but also a little sad that I didn't start eating healthier and controlling my portions sooner. I spent way too much of my life unhealthy and way overweight. I still have a ways to go, and I have a lot of setbacks and stumbles but I know I am getting to where I want to be. <em>381</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:47:04 EST Halloween candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530522 Ahhh! <em>493</em> This Halloween candy is killing me! It is so hard to resist the temptation. I'm hanging in there though. I'll have to get my husband to eat some! <em>30</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:54:02 EST Maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529207 I have not really lost a lot of weight lately. A pound here and there, but not like when I first started. I know I have to check my eating and get back on track with that, and I have to exercise more. I track all of my foods and I know that I am not going to gain any weight, I am usually about 100 calories under my target calories for the day. But some days I am 100 over my calorie range. So I know I can maintain but I have a lot to lose still so I am not ready for maintaining yet. <BR... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:41:37 EST New Start page http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521650 I love that it has a place to click that takes you right to the place to make a blog entry! I also like the motivation/goal area and the extra items in the tracking. It's only been a few days, but I have done 25 push-ups every day just so I can check off the box! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:12:44 EST Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519195 Cardio - <em>248</em> <BR> Calories - <em>39</em> <BR> Strength - <em>24</em> <BR> Water - <em>46</em> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:14:03 EST Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517932 Calories - <em>39</em> <BR> Strength - <em>39</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>248</em> <BR> Water - <em>248</em> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:00:23 EST Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515456 Calories - <em>39</em> Not too far over, but over <BR> Strength - <em>104</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>104</em> <BR> Water - <em>104</em> <BR> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:24:47 EST Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512476 Calories - <em>198</em> <BR> Strength - <em>248</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>248</em> <BR> Water - <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> The weekends always get me over my calories! Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:28:04 EST Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511041 Calories - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength - <em>248</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>248</em> <BR> Water - <em>248</em> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:04:37 EST Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509038 Calories - <em>46</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>46</em> <BR> Water - <em>46</em> <BR> Strength - <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't meet any of my goals today, but I was active and busy all day and I was only a little over in calories so it wasn't too bad of a day. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 14:08:32 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505369 Calories - <em>46</em> <BR> Strength - <em>248</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>104</em> <BR> Water - <em>104</em> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 17:32:12 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504568 Calories - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength - <em>248</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>46</em> <BR> Water - <em>248</em> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 16:00:27 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501681 calories - <em>104</em> <BR> strength - <em>104</em> <BR> cardio - <em>104</em> <BR> water - <em>46</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 18:21:33 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497036 calories - <em>46</em> <BR> cardio - <em>46</em> <BR> strength - <em>104</em> <BR> water - <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Over in calories, but not by too much. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:58:16 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495265 Calories - <em>104</em> <BR> Strength - <em>104</em> <BR> Cardio - <em>46</em> <BR> Water - <em>104</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:34:14 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493921 Stay in calories - <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> 10 minutes strength - <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Drinking my water - <em>24</em> 2 cups short <BR> <BR> 10 min cardio - <em>104</em> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:18:44 EST It's been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491031 I haven't blogged for about a month. I had gotten really busy with school starting back up and soccer and dance for my kids. But enough excuses, time to get back to it. Here are the things I want to work on: Staying in my allotted calories everyday, at least 10 minutes of strength everyday, drinking my 8 glasses of water, and at least 10 minutes of cardio everyday. <BR> <BR> Today is day 1, but I'll have to wait until tonight to post my results. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:55:41 EST Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466531 <em>248</em> In calories <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> cardio <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> strength Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:44:16 EST Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460452 <em>248</em> In Calorie range <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Strength <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Cardio <BR> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:35:24 EST Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456419 <em>198</em> Stay in calorie range <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Cardio <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Strength Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:04:06 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455527 <em>248</em> In calorie range <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Cardio <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Strength Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:26:07 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454066 For Monday: <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> In calorie range <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> cardio <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Strength <BR> <BR> Not a great start to the week . . . Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:03:07 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451981 <em>248</em> In calorie range <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Cardio <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Strength <BR> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:08:16 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448985 The week has gotten away from me and I have been really busy. My daughter's birthday party is Saturday and next Saturday is a shower that I am throwing. But I stayed in my calories range 2 days in a row! <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:24:38 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443057 Exercise - <em>248</em> <BR> In calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength - <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Great day! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 09:10:21 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442475 I started tracking this info a week ago, but I figured I may as well start it in August. <BR> <BR> August 1 <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Exercised <BR> <em>39</em> In calorie range <BR> <em>248</em> Strength <BR> <BR> Not a great start for August. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:48:50 EST 5 ingredient snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438760 For this BLC I had a hard time because I usually do not have a snack with more than 1-2 ingredients. But I thought of a yogurt mix that would have 5 ingredients and be healthy. I would mix equal parts of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, crushed Chex (I used this instead of granola to make it less calories and it tasted similar) mixed into Greek yogurt. It was really good and filling. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:29:34 EST 5 ingredient recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436478 I am not a cook so when we had this BLC to share a recipe with 5 ingredients I was nervous. But I do make smoothies, and they have around 5 ingredients, so here is a recipe I made. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla yogurt (I like the Greek kind), 1 cup frozen bananas cut into slices, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup fat free milk, 1 cup blueberries. <BR> <BR> I just blended them all together and I liked it. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:07:53 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435617 <em>46</em> Over calories <BR> <em>248</em> exercised <BR> <em>248</em> strength Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:14:27 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434506 <em>248</em> stayed in claories <BR> <em>248</em> exercised <BR> <em>248</em> strength Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:36:22 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433536 <em>46</em> Calories - went over <BR> <em>248</em> Exercise - Zumba 45 minutes <BR> <em>248</em> Strength - 10 minutes Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:39:27 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432354 I'm starting a new 30 day mini challenge for myself. I was blogging about if I stayed in my calorie range or not. Although I did not always stay in my range, blogging made me more aware of my choices. So now I am going to keep track of staying in my range, doing strength everyday and exercising everyday. I don't want to add too much, but I think 3 things is very doable. <BR> <BR> So today I was in my calorie range, I did exercise and strength! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:12:31 EST Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429534 I went over in calories, the weekend seems to be my downfall. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:09:33 EST Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427602 I went like 27 calories over my goal today, but I'll take it! Sat, 20 Jul 2013 19:43:15 EST Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426537 I went over my calories yesterday by a lot. But today is back on track. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:04:05 EST Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422111 Stayed in my calorie range yesterday. I'm not feeling well, so it was pretty easy to stay in my calorie range yesterday and today I'm on track too. Keeping track on my blog has been a great thing for me to help me accountable and to help me see where I go off track. Usually it is when I am bored. So I need to get something else to fill that bored time. It's not that I don't have a million things to do, so it should be easy. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:47:18 EST