JILLYBEAN3492's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JILLYBEAN3492 JILLYBEAN3492'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/ I'm so ticked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903649 I keep gaining weight every week! I don't get it!!! I've been working out harder than ever and eating well. I feel defeated and like I'm making all of these steps forward then being pushed back even farther. I don't want to be stuck at 190 forever, I'm always stuck here. I wish when I was at 180 I would have really kicked my butt into gear and finished what I started. <BR> <BR> Sigh. I think of maybe three reasons this is happening: <BR> <BR> 1) My muscles are sore and retaining water/I've... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:18:35 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902426 In my last blog I mentioned that I was going to try and ran 5k on Thursday. I crushed it! I was so proud of myself. On Friday I ran 5k again just to kind of set the bar there in my distance. My feet were killing me afterward and through to Saturday, so I took the weekend off. They are feeling fine again today, but if they do begin to ache after I go for my run I'm gonna try soaking my feet in Epsom salt. <BR> <BR> I'm so inspired by BOBCATGIRL76 and her 2nd half marathon, I would love to wo... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:22:02 EST Getting it done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900140 So yesterday I was kind of thrown for a loop when I was suddenly asked to babysit. I hadn't gotten my run in for the day so I had to make a decision. Would I skip it all together or hustle my butt to make it happen? I chose to go for it! I'm actually quite proud of myself for that choice, because even though I didn't get to run my usual 2.4 miles, I still got in 2 miles and I felt good knowing I did something. It would've been so easy to just not go but I chose the hard thing. I CAN DO HARD T... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:48:29 EST -_- Feeling stuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899518 So I'm kinda frustrated, but the only person I can be frustrated with is myself. Over the last two weeks I have been exercising regularly and eating healthy, except for on the weekends or when my whole day is spent away from home. It's so hard! My husband is home on the weekend so we go out and have fun and that usually will lead to poor food choices. It's so easy during the week because I usually am home and can control what the meals are and so that just makes it easier to make healthy meal... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:08:50 EST half way there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887735 So I haven't been around on sparkpeople for a little while, but I have been checking in on BOBCATGIRL76 everyday. I just love reading her posts and they have inspired me to get my act together. <BR> <BR> I'm a married lady now who has also made her way back up to 190 lbs. No bueno. I'm glad I'm not inching close to the 200's though. Being at 190 puts me at 30 lbs away from my goal weight of 160. It also means that I've lost close to 30 lbs. I've been stuck in the middle for too long and need... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:40:49 EST Whole30 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771732 ok it’s time to get serious and really crack down. I’ve started the Whole30 program, today is day 2 but yesterday I had a major slip up. NOTE TO SELF: DO NOT ALLOW ICE CREAM TO REMAIN IN THE HOUSE! Anyway, I am just so sick of sabotaging myself and going on these ridiculous binges. I made it two weeks on the program before, but then life got interrupted when Charles came to visit. I only have 6 more weeks left here before I move to Utah, and so that’s 6 more weeks of controlling what I feed m... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:12:53 EST Keep on keepin' on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633924 Well folks, it's been quite some time since I have last made an entry. I think part of it has to do with me feeling guilty about being kind of stuck where I am. I have to admit that I haven't been giving it my all. I get the winter blues and it just exhausts me. Oh and the cravings are ravenous and real. From September to November I never craved anything unhealthy, and I certainly never binged. I think with the passing holidays it is hard to get back on track. I'm very much a supporter of eve... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:36:43 EST So I think it is time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512279 to stop being so obsessed with what the scale says everyday and take a break from it. I need to just weigh myself once a week on Wednesday to check in, because the numbers I'm seeing are driving me insane and making me frustrated. Last Sunday it said I was 198.8, then during the week I went all of the way up to 200 on Thursday again after working really hard and eating right, then back down to 199 on Saturday and I don't even know what I weigh today because at first I saw 198.8 but then I ste... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:55:45 EST How did I ever fit into these?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485545 Today I was glad to see the scale move from 207.4 to 206.6 and I also took my measurements again. I lost another inch in my waist and hips! Anyways, I got to thinking that I was about this size last year when I fit just barely back into my size 12 American Eagle jeans, so I tried them on. Yep, they fit about the same as they did last year when I was roughly this weight. Then I wanted to try on the shorts that I hadn't fit into on Aug. 24th. They fit too! WOOT SUCCESS! Not that I can wear them... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:15:05 EST How should I prepare for a 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479489 Yesterday I treated myself to some new workout clothes from Plato's Closet. I love that place! I got a pair of Under Amour shorts, a sports bra, and a pair of capris for the Color Me Rad 5k in October since I don't want my thighs to chaff/for warmth. <BR> <BR> So I'm just wondering, how did you guys prepare for a 5k if running isn't your favourite form of exercise? I have the couch to 5k app and liked using it, but I don't know if I have enough time until Oct. 19th to progress that slowly. ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 12:27:49 EST More Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478678 OK so I think I am either having really good results since losing 7 lbs or I am not accurately measuring in the same places everytime, but here are my results today compared to August 31, 2012 <BR> <BR> Waist <BR> Before: 41" <BR> Now: 38.5" <BR> <BR> Hips <BR> Before: 44.5" <BR> Now: 44" <BR> <BR> Thigh <BR> Before: 27" <BR> Now: 26" <BR> <BR> Upper Arm <BR> Before: 13.5" <BR> Now: 13" <BR> <BR> That's a grand total of -4.5" lost (I hope)! Well, all I can say is I hope I won't ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 13:43:13 EST Jillian To Jilian http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475193 I started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred today!!! I got through it, though I wish I had more space than my tiny bedroom to do it in. I guess I will have to make use of my mom being out and do it in the living room instead. Anyways, it went well and I'm excited for day 2. I hope I will continue to see and feel results, though I shouldn't be worrying about it so much because I know I am doing something good for my body regardless. Here are sweaty pictures, post Day 1 workout <BR> <BR> Oh Ya! W... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 23:39:54 EST So I've lost a few inches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472570 In April 2012 I took some measurements, and yesterday I thought I ought to see how much has changed since then when I was probably at my heaviest. <BR> <BR> Waist <BR> Before: 42.5 " <BR> Now: 41" <BR> <BR> Hips <BR> Before: 47" <BR> Now: 44.5" <BR> <BR> Thigh <BR> Before: 29" <BR> Now: 27" <BR> <BR> Upper Arm <BR> Before: 15" <BR> Now: 13.5" <BR> <BR> That's 7.5 inches gone! Woot, go me! I hope I measured accurately, because that is pretty encouraging. Anyways, that is all for now. H... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 12:19:08 EST For real this time, I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470866 I'm not kidding you or writing this with good intentions, I am back to Spark People and I'm here to stay and achieve my goals. <BR> <BR> I just returned home from Utah last Saturday and while there we ate out a LOT due to traveling and lack of meal planning. Needless to say, in the 3 months that I was there I made it all of the way back up to 216 lbs. I was not impressed to return home and find that number on the scale, so I immediately immersed myself back in the Spark People program. My f... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:48:20 EST I think it's time that I get back into the swing of things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337496 It's been a while since I have actively been trying to be achieve my goals. I am usually hovering around 199-205 lbs, which I am actually surprised by. One because, during the winter months I like to binge, and two, I work at Domino's now so you can bet that I get my fair share of pizza... I may not be up to my highest weight, but I sure don't feel so great. I want to feel clean, like what I have put into my body isn't going to make me feel icky when I wake up in the morning or dreary in the ... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 17:00:43 EST Day 35 - Uh Oh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094122 This is the only week that I haven't lost anything, and I also gained! Yikes, I need to get my act together. I really let the Thanksgiving weekend be an excuse to eat how I feel like, and also the visit of my good friend who loves to go to the movies and order all sorts of treats. No bueno! I am just glad that today I am not seeing 208 like I was seeing yesterday and the day before. I think my body is going back to normal, though I still feel like garbage. Well, there's no sense in being down... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:16:59 EST Day 29 - Big Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086937 I'm sorry that I have been MIA for the last several days, I didn't have the internet at my house. Trust me, I missed sparkpeople! Anyways, yesterday was my 4th Weigh in and I am down to 205.8! That's 12 pounds in total since Sept. 5th, that's awesome! I have never stuck it out this long to actually see the changes on the scale. I have noticed some other major changes resulting from weight loss. If you have seen my pictures, you will see a pair of size 12 jeans that I had pegged as a goal to w... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 18:22:16 EST Day 24 - Guess what I saw today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079059 205.6 on the scale! <BR> <BR> YAY! I am glad to see that I am still getting results even though I didn't work out at all this week, because I was so busy with school. I have been majorly sleep deprived, I am so glad it's the weekend! I'mma rest up and start fresh! <BR> <BR> Have a lovely weekend! Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:04:02 EST Day 22 - Go me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075335 YES, I am under 210 and sitting at 208.8! I've already reached my first weight loss goal before its to be achieved by date of Oct. 5th! Yay, all is good. Have a lovely day everyone, thank you for all of the support. I feel the love <em>252</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:30:20 EST Day 22 - Go me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075334 YES, I am under 210 and sitting at 208.8! I've already reached my first weight loss goal before its to be achieved by date of Oct. 5th! Yay, all is good. Have a lovely day everyone, thank you for all of the support. I feel the love <em>252</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:29:56 EST Day 22 - Go me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075333 YES, I am under 210 and sitting at 208.8! I've already reached my first weight loss goal before its to be achieved by date of Oct. 5th! Yay, all is good. Have a lovely day everyone, thank you for all of the support. I feel the love <em>252</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:29:42 EST Day 22 - Go me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075332 YES, I am under 210 and sitting at 208.8! I've already reached my first weight loss goal before its to be achieved by date of Oct. 5th! Yay, all is good. Have a lovely day everyone, thank you for all of the support. I feel the love <em>252</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:29:31 EST Day 19 - OMGOSH! I hope this isn't a fluke! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071762 So I was getting ready to get in the shower and thought it would be a good time to see how much I weighed, and I was so surprised by the result on the screen. It said 207.6!!!! That's 10.2 lbs down total! I won't be surprised if the scale says otherwise tomorrow, but it was amazing seeing myself out of the 210's and heading straight for the 190's. I will get there soon enough though, I just have to keep on keeping on! That's all folks. <BR> <BR> I hope you're enjoying your Sunday, <BR> <B... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:29:58 EST Day 13 - Lame weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062734 So, not only did I get a cold over the weekend, but my mom and I found out a close friend of ours passed away. My mom was pretty upset about it. I don't know how I am dealing with it just yet. I will miss her, she was like an aunt to me. <BR> <BR> Today I thought I had an 8AM class, so I woke up at 5, left at 6:45 and got to school for 7:30. Turns out I was wrong, my class isn't until 10. Lame. Anyway, I weighed myself this morning and I was 210.6! I have been seeing 210 quite a bit lately,... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:24:02 EST Day 11 - Infected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060339 It is true, I have fallen a victim to the common head cold that was passed on by my once loving mother. I don't know how much time I have left... <BR> <BR> Dramatic much Jilian?? A bit. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I do have a cold which sucks, and I hope it passes soon. This morning I stepped on the scale and expected to see what I had been seeing for the last couple of days. I had been ranging from 212.6-213.8, but I saw 211!!!! YAY! It made me feel better that's for sure! <BR> <B... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:01:10 EST Day 8 (almost day 9 :P ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056927 I've made it to the one week mark and I have made progress, I've lost 5.2 lbs!!! Go me! Also my influence has inspired my mom to eat healthy and track everything she eats. This will make it so much easier on me, seeing as what she eats for dinner I do too. I hope she finds success also. <BR> <BR> So for the last 3 days I have been attending the gym at school during my long breaks, and I have been thoroughly enjoying that. It gives me something to do and it's super convenient since I'm there... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:27:01 EST Day 6 - Early Mornings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052026 Hi there! <BR> <BR> Well, it's the beginning of early mornings for me this week due to school. I wish I had gotten to bed a little earlier last night, but oh well. This morning when I stepped on the scale my first reading was 213.2, then 213.0! After my shower it was 212.4 and 212.6, so I am a little questioning of which is the result with the most truth. I will just take it for what it is worth and say I am less than 214! <BR> <BR> Anyways, I hope I feel brave enough to go to the fitness ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:10:46 EST Day 5 - The ball is slowly rolling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050776 It's official I think. I stepped on the scale today and I was 212.6, 0.6 down from yesterday! I am pretty sure the drop from 217 on Wednesday and now is mostly water weight, but that's ok! It needs to happen so I will let it and embrace it. Whatever bit I lose, it gives me hope. I'm going shopping with my mom today, so I plan to restock the kitchen with fruits and vegetables, seeing as that's practically all I have ate this week. Can't wait to report back to you guys tomorrow. Happy Sunday! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:00:31 EST Hey Folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049784 I'm back at it again. I have started at a new school with a new program, so I'm ready for a fresh and good start. It's a good time to do things right, I can't fail school anymore and I can't destroy my body anymore. I plan to take advantage of my 4 hour breaks between classes on Mondays to catch up or get ahead on assignments and studying, and use my student rights to the gym! <BR> <BR> I started tracking what I've been eating on Wednesday, staying within my range mostly and drinking a ton ... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 13:35:33 EST So it's been a while... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981059 I've been away from SparkPeople for a while now due to lots of things going on and then just guilt.I was in a Utah for a month and before that my friends were all leaving me behind and heading home from school while I prepared to do the same. Being home again has been a hard adjustment, especially now that I am being reminded of all of the reasons I hate this city. <BR> <BR> I feel unsatisfied with life currently; I'm can't find a job, have no motivation , dread going to school in Septembe... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 22:32:58 EST I think I am starting to see results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825816 Last night my boyfriend and I were video chatting and we asked me if I had lost weight, because he said that I looked curvier. <BR> <BR> Then today I put on a button up dress that is usually really snug across my torso, but it is comfortable and seems looser today! Yay! <BR> <BR> I don't know, the last couple of days I would say that I have felt a difference in how my stomach felt, and even how it appears. It feels smoother, like a layer has been taken off. I can't believe it, nor can I wa... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 16:37:36 EST You know what is nice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823621 Not feeling super hungry all of the time anymore! I love that I am learning self-control with food, because those skills transfer over into other areas of my life. For example, I went to Wal-Mart the other day with a list of just one thing to purchase, and I was able to withstand the desire to purchase other unnecessary items that would have strained me for cash. <BR> <BR> I've been at this for a week now, but it already feels like my lifestyle has changed! I am so glad. I feel so optimist... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 17:36:04 EST Vlog #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822053 - Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:05:41 EST My very first vlog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4820357 I forgot to mention I'm getting my hair cut today. A new lifestyle and new me deserves a new do! Wed, 4 Apr 2012 13:29:58 EST Tuesday's events! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818585 I just had myself some breakfast! <BR> -Right now I am finishing my C25K playlist <BR> -Then I am going to figure out where I am going to jog today <BR> -Go do my run <BR> -Maybe try some yoga after or go right into my D2 Bootcamp workout <BR> -LUNCH <BR> -SHOWER <BR> -Do something productive and/or uplifting <BR> -DINNER <BR> <BR> These are my things to do today! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 13:04:51 EST Workout Schedule for the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817377 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l782258295.jpg"> <BR> <BR> it includes: <BR> <BR> - 7 day Swimsuit Bootcamp that you do for 4 weeks <BR> - Couch to 5k <BR> - 100 Push-up challenge that I will be doing for 3 weeks, maybe more though Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:17:26 EST Today's To-do List that I hope you all hold me accountable for! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4816995 1)Eat breakfast - check <BR> <BR> 2)Start Workout 1 of the 7 Day Swimsuit Bootcamp : <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1102 </link> <BR> CHECK! That was harder than I thought, I wish I was more coordinated. Hopefully that improves with work and time <BR> <BR> 3) Take the garbage out and vacuum - check and check! <BR> <BR> 4) Shower - check! <BR> <BR> 5) Lunch - check! <BR> <BR> 6) Push-up Challenge day 1 - DONE! <BR> <BR> 7) Dinner - check! <BR> <BR> <B... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 14:33:41 EST It's going well thus far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4815964 Hello all! I am drawing close to the end of the 4th day of my journey. Friday I goofed up and went to dinner with my friends. Yeah, I am going to try avoid doing that as much as possible from now on. The one meal was over 2000 just itself! That's crazy to me now, because I know how much I should be consuming. <BR> <BR> I realized on Thursday and also Friday that I am really out of shape. On Thursday, I started Couch to 5K. That was so hard, my back was killing me, my legs didn't want to go ... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 00:15:19 EST