JENNYLYNN45's SparkPeople Blog JENNYLYNN45's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 10 Minute Challenge Dear Blog....... <BR> <BR> I have good news..... and I have bad news. <BR> The good news is, I wanted little powdered donuts REAL bad, but, I bought Special K fruit Crisps instead. The bad news is, no 10 minutes of working out today either. <em>39</em> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:47:23 EST 10 Minute Challenge....... Tired after 24 hour shift....not today :( Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:48:00 EST The 10 minute challenge.... I don't know where to start....there has been NO consistency in my weight loss efforts....part of me had given up. I was doing great last summer...swimming 5 hours every week! But, then....there were things going on at home that needed my about where I would be living. <BR> The stress from that alone caused acne, and I started eating more donuts, and next thing I knew, my Y membership had expired! <BR> I HEAR I'm supposed to take care of myself....but....yeah...ri... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:20:39 EST Amost a donut day It was one of 'those' days....I really needed donuts.....the little white sugared ones...I've developed a craving for them lately.... <BR> Ended up getting little snack cakes that I don't like as much...... Thu, 20 May 2010 19:28:57 EST Major Setback Well, where do I start? I've just experienced a long, very major setback. All I've done for the last couple of months is read SP notices, and spin the Spark Wheel. I purchased "The Spark", and I've barely had any time to read it. I gained weight over the holidays, but that's only the beginning. <BR> I've had typical, normal conflict in my life, but I've dealt with it by eating very large portions of such things as burgers and goodies, mostly right after a bad day at work ( which included ty... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:02:49 EST Where's the Balance? Well, I don't know where to start. I haven't exercised in weeks. Haven't been to the gym. I'm still consuming large portions. <BR> <BR> I was joking to my friend Christy the other day, while we were watching babies in the nursery. <BR> I told her, "Since getting involved with Spark, I've GAINED weight!" <BR> <BR> Inside, .......I'm not laughing. <BR> <BR> When I try to asses things, my head sometimes starts spinning. What's different? Hmmm...let's see. <BR> <BR> I've started home schoo... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 01:55:28 EST Disappointed Yesterday I had the day off. Well, I did an overnight on Wednesday, and got home by 9AM. I did school with the kids. Clicked around on the computer. Dropped my daughter off at work. Did some errands. Did nothing around the house. Well, folded some laundry, organized my desk a bit. <BR> <BR> I remember thinking and planning this week. I remember looking at my schedule, and thinking, "Praise the Lord! I'll have time finally to do school with the kids, and, go to the Y in the evening!" <BR> <B... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:24:05 EST Yesterdays Donation.... Well, I went to do my platelet donation yesterday, and it went well. The donation itself, that is. In the past, it was always hard to find a vein, so I'd be poked a few times. One time, after poking both arms, with no success, I was sent home with a T-shirt and a "Thank you for trying". After that, I would sometimes get nervous before the donation, and practically have the plebotemists all crossing their fingers as they would try to find a vein, and then, (lol) it seems there would be a sigh ... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:05:44 EST Today's Weight...212..Huh? Not getting me down! Well, tomorrow I have my platelet donation, so, I went to the mall to weigh myself. I popped in the fifty cents, and ......212 pounds! I've gained a pound! Not that I should be surprised, because I did one too many trips through the drive throughs for 'convenient' fast food. The funny thing is, the reason I'm a little surprised, is because I don't FEEL heavier. I don't feel any pressure on my sling like I had, and, (lol) the jeans I had on felt more loose! A month ago the same jeans felt like... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 00:27:14 EST The Next Donation.. Well, I'm feeling better today. As I expected, being in church made me feel better. I don't feel down today. I feel pretty positive. It's going to be busy. I have lots to do...spending six hours with a client...making payments on bills...the library...etc. I packed a semi-healthy lunch; spinach wrapped in ham and chips in salsa. There's a case of water in my trunk. I hope to have some success before my platelet donation in two weeks. I'll weigh myself the Monday night before the donation, an... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:13:19 EST Very Tired I'm feeling very tired and down. Can't explain it. I need to get ready for church, but all I want to do is crawl back in bed. Maybe I should check in with the deppression team. I joined the Depression Team, but never did any postings. One good thing I guess. The kids weren't home, so on the way home from work yesterday, I thought I would 'treat' myself to a McFlurry. I thought I would enjoy it since the kids weren't here. I didn't. I didn't enjoy the oatmeal cream cookies I had stashed in my... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 11:20:55 EST Nothing exciting ...Just shopping Today its going to be very busy as usual. I won't have any time for the gym...but...I'm hoping to get on my treadmill. It's payday, so that means get bills out, and shopping. I hate shopping. I suppose I would like it more if I was able to have a savings account...but ..I have to watch every penny, like most people. It was good to get to the Y yesterday. I hate watching the clock when I'm there, but, I had to be to work by 2PM. And, I'm a little pleased with myself because I had a not so good... Fri, 9 Oct 2009 10:20:17 EST Another Crazy Day Ahead.... I'm house is a mess...I have to play chauffeur....I have lesson plans to make for my kids school .....laundry....animals....teenagers...AND I AM BOUND AND DETERMINED TO GET TO THE YMCA TODAY AND HAVE A BIG SALAD WITH LOTS OF KALE AND SPINACH! Mercy! Life is a challenge! Getting ready for the gym and taking time to chop up the salad takes time...but it needs to be done and it needs to be done before I get out the door. I don't have to be in to work until 2PM...and that time before ... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 09:08:09 EST I Blew It Today I went to a burger place today with a client...and had zuccinni fries. I consoled myself with the fact that I didn't have a burger with them....just the fries. I didn't eat much else after that...some Ramen noodles. No exercise today because it was just that crazy busy. I COULD have ordered a salad ....but...I REALLY LIKE zuccinni fries ! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Jennifer Thu, 8 Oct 2009 02:07:03 EST