JEP923's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JEP923 JEP923'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/ 2/26: blogging on the go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634619 Calories: 1475 so far out of 1875 for the day <BR> Exercise: 20 minutes strength training done, 25 minutes Taebo scheduled for this evening <BR> 24 hour challenge: not going over my calories due to stress eating <BR> 24 hour success: same as my gratitude below <BR> Today's body gratitude: endurance - last night I did 3 10-minute miles on the elliptical - something that would have been extremely challenging if not impossible in the past Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:35:33 EST 2/25: anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633532 Today I am feeling really bloated and heavy, probably because I am stressed and tired. I'm also a bit anxious because my new scale is arriving today, and I'm wondering if I am going to be surprised by my weight on it because I don't know how long my old scale has been inaccurate. I am going to wait to weigh in tomorrow morning so it is consistent with my normal weigh-in time, but waiting is going to be hard! I know I shouldn't tie my self-esteem to whatever the number on the scale is, but I h... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:37:30 EST 2/24: Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632510 Calories: 925 so far of 1850-ish for the day (depends on length of gym workout) <BR> Workout: 20 minutes of strength training done, 30-45 minutes of cardio at the gym scheduled for this evening <BR> 24 hour challenge: crazy stressful Monday <BR> 24 hour success: I have two! 1) Last night I was still feeling hungry after dinner, so I had a second helping of veggies. 2) Did some extra moves in my stregnth training this morning to make sure I did some toning on my abs. <BR> Today's body gratit... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:28:58 EST 2/23: broken scale (no, really) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631703 Normally I check my weight on the weekend, but it looks like my scale is totally on the fritz (lots of readings as different from each other as 10 pounds, all on the same day, happening as rapidly as the time it takes to step off and back on again). It's on the older side, so I suppose it's just hit its stride. I ordered a new one which should be arriving Tuesday. Since I couldn't monitor progress that way, I decided to take a look at some measurements I haven't checked on in awhile, namel... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:56:05 EST 2/22: gratefulness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631015 I decided part of my daily blogging needs to include me identifying something I like or am grateful for regarding my body. I have realized my biggest difficulty in maintenance and adjusting to my new size is the negative self-talk I continue to do. In order to help myself change this habit, I need to practice thinking positive, and not just about how I look. <BR> <BR> Calories: 1100 so far of 1625 for the day <BR> Workout: already done - 35 minutes of yoga <BR> 24 hour challenge: staying wit... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:01:00 EST 2/21: returning to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630286 I haven't logged in for about 5 months, mostly due to personal stressors. While I haven't been perfect at maintaining my exercise and healthy eating routine, I've generally kept it up without tracking down to the calorie (I just estimate in my head now), and have actually been successfully at maintaining my weight while losing additional body fat during this time. However, I realized recently I have been missing the social element of talking with others who are losing, maintaining, or worki... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:53:21 EST Increasing protein (smoothie recipe included) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473483 Since I do not eat any animal products, getting even 60 grams of protein is a pretty big accomplishment (especially since I was not eating anywhere close to that much prior to getting on SP). However, now that I have been in maintenance for a bit, I've been challenging myself to up my protein intake a bit - my current goal is at least 65 grams as a minimum (although some days I am eating more like 70-75). Not only has it done a lot for my energy level, but it's been helpful with body recomp... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:15:24 EST One month of using the linked nutrition/fitness tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451957 I have to say I am really satisfied with the new system. Because it adjusts based on how much activity I did for the day rather than how much activity I would like to do for the week (which sometimes does and sometimes does not happen, depending on what's happening), I feel like it's been much easier to maintain my weight. The results are definitely there: in the last month, my weight has only vacillated within the same half pound, which is far less movement on the scale than I was experien... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:26:08 EST Another inch gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436040 I was very happy with my weigh-in and measurements today. I maintained my weight for another week, which I think must be with the help of the new tracking system adjusting my calories based on my activity. Since I have been struggling to find my maintenance weight, I've been satisfied with seeing the same number pop up. On top of that, I lost another inch from my waist in the last 2 weeks while my weight has stayed the same, which tells me that I am definitely building muscle. <BR> <BR> T... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:48:47 EST Gym nights and calorie tracking - week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433351 I was successful again with projecting my calories burned on my gym nights and leaving myself some available calories so I could be flexible with my post-gym snack depending on how much I burned. The first night I actually burned exactly how much I projected, so it worked out perfectly. The second night I didn't burn as much as projected, but I left myself enough available calories that I could have a small post-workout snack while staying in the low range for my calorie intake. Overall, I... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:47:00 EST Maintained my weight this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429097 I maintained my weight over the last week, which I was surprised about given my decrease in calories, but it was not a wholly unpleasant surprise since I've had trouble with keeping my weight consistent. Maybe having more evenness with calories in/calories out across my week helped keep my metabolism a little more even. Of course, I do have to keep in mind that it is TOM and water retention might be affecting the number on the scale. We'll see what it says next week. In the meantime, I am... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:50:54 EST Overview after one week with new tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427457 Overall I took in a lot fewer calories for the week than I have in some time, although the calories I burned were on par with an average week, and gave me a larger calorie differential than I've had in some time. It'll be interesting to see how this effects my weigh-in tomorrow. Although I am technically in maintenance, I still have yet to find a calorie intake where my weight stabilizes for more than a week - my body seems like it's been determined to keep dropping weight, even when I'm ea... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:31:04 EST Eating fewer calories today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425297 Over the next few days, I have a smaller calorie range due to burning fewer calories in the workouts I have planned compared to earlier this week. It's hard not to think of the low end of the recommended calorie range as restrictive because I haven't eaten so few calories in one day since I was trying to lose weight, but I also have to remember that 1) my body needs fewer calories now that it's smaller, and 2) SP is trying to provide me with some balance throughout the week, rather than spik... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:54:43 EST Evening workout and new calorie tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424598 Tonight was my first night of working out at the gym with the new calorie/fitness system here on SP. I made an estimate based on an average night on the gym so that I wasn't left guessing on appropriate calories throughout the day, and instead of planning a post-gym snack, I left myself some calories that, even with some adjustment up or down based on my workout, would still leave enough for a decent snack. <BR> <BR> That plan worked out surprisingly well. I was less than 50 calories off o... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:04:01 EST More thoughts on the new nutrition tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423008 The potential positives I see right now with the new tracking is that it does adjust for my level of activity for the day (my calorie range for Thursday is 150 calories less than my range for Wednesday, for example). I have been looking for a new challenge, so having some diversity every day with my range will keep things interesting. I think it's also possible that it will help me with my goal of more consistently staying in my calorie range because I will be less likely to go over the day... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:55:32 EST I switched to the new nutrition tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422348 It's definitely going to be interesting! The difference in calories recommended on my less and more active days is pretty significant. I also noticed that the range for my carbs and fat are a bit lower now, so I'll have to keep an eye on those as well. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:38:34 EST Scale victory and the new calorie tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420911 Today started well - the lowest number I've seen on a scale probably in this decade! I realized this is also tied for my lowest adult weight. Even though I am in maintenance and this morning's weight is in the realm of my maintenance range, I'd rather keep my weight on the low end of my maintenance range (which is still in the healthy BMI range). <BR> <BR> I have been debating today about turning on the new SP feature with the daily calorie range adjustments. While most days I consistentl... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:08:57 EST Today's non-scale victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419973 I have a pair of 32 shorts that I used to originally set a goal for my size - they were my smallest pants at the time, and I had never been able to fit into them since they were given to me as a gift in 2008. They were also the biggest size of pants I'd be able to wear if I wanted to get my height-to-waist ratio into a healthy range, so it seemed like a reasonable goal. At the time, I couldn't imagine myself going smaller than that, since the only times I had been smaller than a 32 were ach... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 16:21:15 EST Working towards self-acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358718 When I first started my weight loss process, my goal for my waistline was to measure 32 inches so that my height-to-waist ratio was in a healthy range. I was not doing any kind of measurements with myself prior to working on getting in shape last September, but I had a pair of 38 pants that could be restrictive at times. By the time I started SP and took my measurements, I was down to 36, so while this was technically my "starting" size, I know I was bigger than that not long before then. <... Thu, 16 May 2013 15:18:00 EST Stress and weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356029 In the last 4-6 weeks, I have had a lot of stress in my romantic relationship. My gym buddy asked me last night if I had recently been losing weight to "get ready" for breaking up/being single, or if it was due to stress. I told her it was stress only since I had entered April with the idea of being in maintenance, but had continued to lose weight without planning on it. She was not the first person to comment to me about recent weight loss, so I decided to go look at my reports. I was a ... Tue, 14 May 2013 08:50:28 EST Updates a few weeks into maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314478 I've kind of fallen off the blogging wagon, but I felt compelled to write a few notes today. I am feeling really great, and it seems like all week I've been told that I'm looking "fit," "skinny/skinny mini" and "thin," that I'm looking great, that I need to share my secrets for keeping weight off, etc. My best friend told me how impressed he was when he visited last week. <BR> <BR> I think I am getting close to finding my maintenance range for calories. 1900 seems like it may be about rig... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 10:12:27 EST Progress: week of 3/10-3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289901 Areas where I noticed progress: <BR> - I met my goal!!! At my weigh-in today, I was down 2.8 pounds, putting me slightly below my goal weight of 152. I also measured my waistline today just to see where that was at now that I'm at my goal. I lost another half inch in the last 3 weeks and am at 31 inches now. Woo hoo! <BR> - I thought my waist would probably measure smaller this week because I noticed my belly taking up less room while doing yoga. <BR> - I kept getting positive feedback th... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:52:33 EST Progress: week of 3/3-3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281564 Areas where I noticed progress: <BR> - Went looking for some shorts when we had some warm weather this last week and could only find one that I wasn't swimming in. I'll definitely have to go shopping once it gets nicer more consistently. <BR> - Continued to get a lot of positive feedback on my weight loss - one person was surprised to hear that most of my workouts are videos I do at home. The gym is fine, but it's definitely not the only way to get fit. <BR> <BR> Areas where I need improve... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:14:30 EST Progress: week of 2/24-3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271495 Areas where I noticed progress: <BR> - I was tempted to measure my waist again this week, but decided against it since it's only been 2 weeks. However, just based on appearance and the fit of my pants, I think I'm continuing to get smaller in that area. I probably haven't worn the sizes I'm wearing now since I was about 15-16, though I weighed about 20 pounds less back then than I do right now. Exercise really makes a big difference! <BR> - Speaking of the size of my waist, I am really lov... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 18:06:58 EST Progress: week of 2/10-2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253538 Areas where I noticed progress: <BR> - My weigh-in this morning was down 2.4 lbs from last week. I seem to have a cycle where I will maintain for a week, have a significant loss the next, and then another week of maintaining. Anyway, this only puts me 1.8 lbs from my goal. My measurements this morning were very positive - I'm down a full inch in my waist from 3 weeks ago, and .5 inch in my hips from a month ago. My waistline is now 31.5 inches, which is beyond my goal of 32 inches! Woo h... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:36:09 EST Food/fitness plan 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248809 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB&J + OJ <BR> Lunch: BBQ tofu + pasta salad <BR> Snacks: dried edamame goji blend + raisins + 2 mandarin oranges (at work), radishes + hummus (after gym) <BR> Dinner: spaghetti + spinach salad (no dressing) + small glass wine <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Crunchless Core workout + Gaiam's Resistance Band DVD w/Tanja Djelevic - Core workout, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: treadmill at gym, .35 m walk Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:16:40 EST Food/fitness plan 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247505 Breakfast: 1 large lemon-ginger-green-tea muffin w/preserves + OJ <BR> Lunch: veggie stirfry + brown rice <BR> Snacks: 2 mandarin oranges (at work), soy yogurt w/granola and raisins (before evening workout) <BR> Dinner: BBQ tofu + pasta salad + spinach salad (oil and vinegar dressing) + 1 beer <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Hemalayaa's Bollywood Burn - Workout #3, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk, Coach Nicole's Cardio Blast - Hop To It routine <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:35:18 EST Food/fitness plan 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246185 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB + OJ <BR> Lunch: tomato soup + vegan cheese sandwich <BR> Snacks: soy yogurt + raisins (at work), 1 vegan cookie (after gym) <BR> Dinner: veggie stirfry + brown rice + spinach salad (oil and vinegar dressing) + 1 beer <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Upper and Lower Body Resistance Band workouts, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: treadmill at gym, .35 m walk Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:46:56 EST Progress: week 2/3-2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245322 Areas where I noticed progress: <BR> - I'm getting better with ideas for what to eat (a goal of mine from last week) <BR> - I'm still really impressed with how great I look and am feeling really comfortable <BR> - Still getting lots of positive feedback - I guess I thought it would have died down by now, but I keep running into people I haven't seen in awhile <BR> <BR> Areas where I could improve: <BR> - Making sure I'm getting a good rotation with my workouts - this week I made sure that AL... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:39:06 EST Food/fitness plan 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242551 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB&J + OJ <BR> Lunch: hummus sandwich + 1 orange <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds + raisins (at work), toast w/margarine (after work) <BR> Dinner: lentil soup + vodka tonic <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Hemalayaa's Bollywood Burn - workouts #1 and #2, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk Fri, 8 Feb 2013 08:54:04 EST Food/fitness plan 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241278 Morning: 1 large blueberry muffin + OJ <BR> Lunch: spaghetti <BR> Snacks: kombucha (at work), raisins (before workout) <BR> Dinner: homemade veggie sushi + sake <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Moms Into Fitness - HIIT #3, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: hip strengthening w/resistance band, Coach Nicole's Pilate Abs, Hemalayaa's Yoga for Everyone - workout #1 <BR> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 08:47:10 EST Food/fitness plan 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239881 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB&J + OJ <BR> Lunch: soba noodle/veggie dish + 1 orange <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds + dried edamame + soy nuts (at work), hummus + radishes (after gym) <BR> Dinner: spaghetti + spinach salad (no dressing) + vodka tonic <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Seated Resistance Band workout, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: gym (treadmill or stationary bike, depending on if I'm with my gym buddy or not), .35 m walk Wed, 6 Feb 2013 08:43:10 EST Food/fitness plan 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238380 Breakfast: 1 large blueberry muffin w/preserves + raisins + OJ <BR> Lunch: tofu/veggie/brown rice dish <BR> Snacks: dried edamame + pumpkin seeds (at work), 1 orange (before evening workout) <BR> Dinner: soba noodle/veggie dish + spinach salad (no dressing) + bourbon tonic <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Cardio Intervals, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk, Taebo Basics 1 <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 08:48:48 EST Food/fitness plan 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236781 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal + 1 piece toast w/preserves + OJ <BR> Lunch: spaghetti/tofu dish <BR> Snacks: dried edamame goji blend (at work), raisins (after work) <BR> Dinner: tofu/veggie/brown rice dish + spinach salad (no dressing) + 1 beer <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Gaiam's Resistance Band DVD w/Charles Shrand - full workout, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: treadmill at gym, .35 m walk Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:51:37 EST Progress: week of 1/27-2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235478 Areas where I noticed progress: <BR> - Went clothes shopping this week and had to get pants that were 32 in the waist - I tried some others because I liked the style, but they were too big! <BR> - I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror this morning and had to do a double-take. It's so hard to believe I look so awesome! <BR> - Was down 2.2 lbs at this morning's weigh-in - only 4 more pounds to go! <BR> - Continued to get positive feedback from co-workers and such <BR> <BR> Areas where I ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 09:47:13 EST Food/fitness plan 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235454 Breakfast: 1 large blueberry muffin w/PB + orange juice <BR> Lunch: hummus veggie wrap + 1 orange <BR> Snack: pumpkin seeds + raisins <BR> Dinner: spaghetti/tofu dish + spinach salad (no dressing) + 1 beer <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Hemalayaa's Bollywood Dance Workout - whole video <BR> Evening workout: hip strengthening w/resistance band, Hemalayaa's Yoga for Urban Living - PM routine Sun, 3 Feb 2013 09:30:50 EST Food/fitness plan 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234691 A little late today, but I still wanted to post! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB&J + orange juice + pumpkin seeds <BR> Lunch: hummus veggie wrap + glass of soy milk + 1 orange <BR> Snack: raisins <BR> Dinner: moo shu tofu + hot and sour soup + 1 beer <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Hemalayaa's Yoga for Urban Living - AM routine; .8 m walk <BR> Evening workout: rest night Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:32:39 EST Food/fitness plan 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231433 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB + OJ + toast w/preserves <BR> Lunch: spaghetti <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds + raisins (at work), 1 orange (before workout) <BR> Dinner: kale & tofu + brown rice + spinach salad (oil and vinegar dressing) + 1 beer <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Seated Cardio, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk, Coach Nicole's Pilate Thighs, yoga routine (from a class I've taken) <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:41:34 EST Food/fitness plan 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229919 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB&J + OJ <BR> Lunch: 1 slice of vegan pizza <BR> Snacks: 1 orange (at work), raw veggies + hummus (after gym) <BR> Dinner: spaghetti + spinach salad (no dressing) + 1 beer <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Crunchless Core workout + Gaiam's Resistance Band DVD w/Tanya Djelevic - core workout; .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: treadmill at the gym, .35 m walk Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:06:12 EST Food/fitness plan 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228377 Morning: 1 large ginger lemon green tea muffin + OJ <BR> Lunch: bamboo shoot & tofu curry + brown rice + kombucha <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds (at work), 1 orange (right before or after workout) <BR> Dinner: homemade veggie sushi + sake <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Andrea Metcalf's Keeping Fit: Cardio - Low Impact Cardio Workout; .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk, Taebo Basics Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:49:42 EST Food/fitness plan 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226721 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/raisins + OJ <BR> Lunch: 1 slice of vegan pizza <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds + wasabi edamame (work), 1 orange (after gym) <BR> Dinner: bamboo shoot & tofu curry + brown rice + spinach salad (no dressing) + bourbon tonic <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Gaiam Resistance Cord DVD w/Tanya Djelevic - front and back routines; .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: treadmill at the gym; .35 m walk Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:37:07 EST Progress: week of 1/20-1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225364 Areas where I noticed progress: <BR> - At this point I can really only wear the smallest pants I own - even with my belt on the last notch, my small 36s are falling off the front of my hips. <BR> - I have been continuing to notice a big difference in the size of my waist, especially when I'm doing yoga. I decided to measure myself today just in that area, even though I just measured myself two weeks ago (anyway, not a bad idea right before going clothes shopping [see below]). Turns out I've... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:40:41 EST Food/fitness plan 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225355 Breakfast: 1 large ginger lemon green tea muffin + 1 piece PB wheat toast <BR> Lunch: veggie hummus wrap + 1 orange <BR> Snack: pumpkin seeds + raisins <BR> Dinner: 1 slice of vegan pizza + spinach salad (oil and vinegar dressing) + spiked cocoa <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Taebo Cardio <BR> Evening workout: Ageless with Kathy Smith - Yogilaties workout Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:31:56 EST Food/fitness plan 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224202 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal + OJ + toast w/margarine and PB <BR> Lunch: veggie hummus wrap + 1 orange <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds + edamame goji blend; raisins <BR> Dinner: penne vodka + spiked hot chocolate <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Cardio Blast - Jump Rope and Cardio Bootcamp workouts; .8 m walk <BR> Evening workout: rest Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:37:05 EST Food/fitness plan 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222730 Normally I would have done some Taebo this morning, but I decided I needed a rest day from high-intensity workouts...my body is needing one. <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal + OJ + 1 slice toast w/PB and margarine <BR> Lunch: spaghetti <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds + dried edamame goji blend (at work), 1 orange (early evening) <BR> Dinner: lentil soup + spinach salad (oil and vinegar dressing) + bourbon tonic <BR> <BR> Morning workout: .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:09:29 EST Food/fitness plan 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221242 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB&J + OJ + toast w/margarine <BR> Lunch: hummus sandwich <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds + PB pretzels (at work), 1 orange (right before or after workout) <BR> Dinner: spaghetti + spinach salad (no dressing) + bourbon tonic <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Moms Into Fitness HIIT #3 (I suggest turning off the audio if you use this video - good workout, but the trainer is really annoying), .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk, hip strengthening with resistance band, Co... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:22:51 EST Food/fitness plan 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219731 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/PB&J + OJ <BR> Lunch: linguine pesto + kombucha <BR> Snacks: dried edamame goji blend (at work), 1 orange (after gym) <BR> Dinner: homemade sushi + sake <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's 20 Minute Resistance Band workout, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: treadmill at the gym, .35 m walk Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:43:08 EST Food/fitness plan 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218209 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal + OJ <BR> Lunch: 1 slice of vegan pizza <BR> Snacks: dried edamame and pumpkin seeds (at work), soy yogurt + granola (right before or after evening workout) <BR> Dinner: pesto linguine + spinach salad (no dressing) + bourbon tonic <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Cardio Intervals, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: .5 m walk, Taebo Basics 1 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:40:18 EST Food/fitness plan 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216641 Breakfast: flaxseed oatmeal w/peanut butter + OJ <BR> Lunch: 1 slice of vegan pizza <BR> Snacks: pumpkin seeds (at work), soy yogurt w/granola (after gym) <BR> Dinner: veggie casserole + spinach salad (no dressing) + spiked hot chocolate <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Coach Nicole's Upper and Lower Body Resistance Band workouts, .5 m walk <BR> Evening workout: treadmill at the gym, .35 m walk Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:31:09 EST Food/fitness plan 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215319 Breakfast: 1 large bran muffin <BR> Lunch: hummus & veggie wrap + 1 orange <BR> Dinner: 1 slice of vegan pizza + spinach salad (oil and vinegar dressing) + bourbon and tonic <BR> Snacks: dried edamame + pumpkin seeds <BR> <BR> Morning workout: Hemalayaa's Bollywood Booty - full video <BR> Evening workout: Hemalayaa's Yoga for Urban Living - PM routine Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:33:05 EST