JLPARKHURST's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JLPARKHURST JLPARKHURST'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 Baaack!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146531 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf7a51f2-0562-4267-8c98-ef7f35497689.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c85a9121-e25c-47e0-9176-caff7ef743c9.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3eb665e4-33c4-4631-8516-08af199a6147.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b9e75b4-84e9-4c94-8e02-0a1afcecc897.jpg">Well hello my friends!! It has been close to 2 years since I have been on...Hope everyone is doing well and staying on track! I on ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:02:50 EST Hello My Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739589 I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I have taken a break over the last couple of months. We have lots going on and I haven't been spending much time on the computer lately. <BR> <BR> So for a quick summary of whats been going on...Florida was the best. We did not want to come home at all! Found out last month Evelyn has begun puberty and boy those hormones have not been fun. I am baffled at this....SHES ONLY 9 1/2!!!!!! Jay turned 6 last week. We took him to see the Tigers on his ac... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:11:52 EST 4/9/14 Day 1 Operation #springintoshape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668745 <em>106</em> Good Morning everyone! Hope all is well. I am <em>102</em> !!! Day 1 <BR> Operation #springintoshape was good! I am proud of how I did yesterday. I got a complete ST and cardio workout done, which almost didn't happen, I tried talking myself out of it but finally got up and did it and next thing I knew I was enjoying my workout!!! I ate better than I have lately although I did get a bit of a sweet tooth last night and ended up having a small bowl of cereal and a pc of ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:50:33 EST WIN reflection 3/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646367 Hello all. I am just getting on the computer for the day. Went to work early to get some extra time in since kids school cancelled bc we got another 10 inches of snow again :( Just when we could start seeing grass again :( Really getting tired of this freak weather! <BR> <BR> GREAT NEWS...I got my official acceptance letter today to grad school! I AM OFFICIALLY A GRAD STUDENT! <BR> <BR> Bad news...I am sick. I got Jay's cold and stomach bug that he has this week :( Evie started com... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:29:44 EST WIN Reflection 3/5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640673 Good afternoon! Hope all is well with everyone. I have been extremely stressed lately and everything keeps going down hill for a while but we are headed back up :) Yesterday on the way to take the kids to school my car started overheating. I pulled over and immediately had an emotional breakdown. I was totally inconsolable when I got home. Luckily I was just around the corner. I attempted to take the mustang but I just spun down our street with all the left over ice. I have no idea ho... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:33:48 EST WIN Reflection 2/19/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628588 Hello all. Still busy as usual. Still just focusing on eating instead of fitness. I have gotten better. Only had take out a couple times instead of everyday. Which shows in my 2.2lb loss. Technically I only lost .4 lb because of my 1.8 gain over the last 2 weeks but that is better than nothing! With all that is going on in my life I am very surprised its not up. <BR> <BR> Short reflection this week as I have tons to do and more just got added :( Have a great night! Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:05:16 EST WIN Reflection 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622477 I haven't been sparking much lately. Trying to do my best with my challenges but I just have way too much going on. I made it thru exams this week and I really like our new realtor. We aren't finding much but she is showing us a lot more and answering our questions within just a couple hours. I am getting another cold. Not feeling well at all. My weight is up 1lb this week. Can't say I am too surprised with all the junk and fast food. I have been eating whatever I can get my hands on,... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:31:30 EST WIN Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609516 Hello Friends. Not much going on, just dealing with the same freezing weather as before. I swear there is no warm up in sight. Been busy as usual with school, home and work. Trying to fit in me time but its not often. Not much with the house search. There is nothing out there! And what we do find ends up being snagged up. Think I may be starting to come down with the cold my boss and my son had this past week. Been feeling even more drained and I can feel the head cold coming. So th... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:09:36 EST WIN Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602572 Hello Friends...hope all is well. I am exhausted! I didn't get to class tonight due to the roads starting to get bad, didn't want my mom to drive all the way out here in this crap! So sick of the cold and snow! Take home quiz to do tonight for tomorrow's class. Want to attempt to go to bed early! Getting a headache too and my eyes are getting funny, so this is going to be a short and sweet reflection. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Down 1.6 lbs this week. It came as a surprise considering ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:18:32 EST WIN Reflection/Updated Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595105 <em>149</em> Good Evening Friends...Hope all is well. I am not happy at all. I threw out my back at work turning to file something and pulled something right in the middle. I can barely breathe it hurts so bad and this was at like 11am-ish today. So I will not be able to start my new program tonight. Nothing new is going on just trying to get thru each day of taxing the kids, work, school, home, and everything in between. We maybe going to look at a house this weekend, hopefully, if o... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:35:30 EST Update sine 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590540 Hello Friends, <BR> <BR> Yes I have been MIA for quite some time, now its time to get back in the grove. BLC 24 is starting Wednesday and the Winter 5% is beginning soon so I am super happy. I really don't feel like doing much during the interim period. Well maybe that is really because I needed a break. Which I did give myself! <BR> <BR> So lets see, whats been going on...Well...the Holidays were awesome! My in-laws came over to our house Christmas eve. I made a ham in a crock pot... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:55:11 EST WIN Reflection 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566999 <em>106</em> Good Morning my wonderful friends...Hope all is well. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Finally the evil class is done. I had my final last night. I think I did pretty well on the written portion, the 50 multiple choice, who knows, I guessed at most. They all came straight from the Gleim manuals but there was no way in the world I was going to memorize both those manuals plus the 10-15 written questions. Which were listing of at least 5 things each. He is absurd. So happy that... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:08:57 EST WIN Reflection 12/11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561827 <em>106</em> Good Morning, I am once again exhausted but I am sure you already knew that <em>211</em> . <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Still searching for our dream house, not much out there. Our realtor sent us 4 listings yesterday that we were not very interested in so hopefully the list I sent her with our family bio will help her! Hopefully she can find things that we don't see! Tomorrow is my work's holiday open house. We plan on only staying maybe a couple hours or so. Hope my LBD... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:48:17 EST WIN Reflection 11/27 & 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556508 <em>106</em> Good Morning Friends! OH my I am <em>102</em> . If it wasn't for me having to do my WIN reflection today I would have stayed in bed a bit longer. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Nothing new really to report. I have been my busy crazy self! Doesn't look like that will end until summer time :( I am sorry I am so tired I really don't have much to say this morning if you can believe that! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> I was down a lb last week and there was no chan... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 05:50:00 EST WIN Reflection 11/20/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545822 <em>106</em> Good Morning Everyone! Hope all is well! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> So tired this morning. I slept right through my alarm clock then my body woke me up like 10 minutes late so that wasn't bad! Took Jay to exchange his winter coat sine the other one the zipper broke less than a month. Sears is so great about stuff like that. But they didn't have his coat in his size so he had to pick a new one. I like the new one better and he wasn't happy because he wanted some oran... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:18:39 EST WIN Reflection 11/13/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539787 <em>106</em> Good Morning Friends. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Very tired today. I even went to bed an hour earlier last night (10p). Got a few things done last night. I think I just have 1 more assignment (the last project) in my evil T/TH class then the final exam left. I have a few more assignments for my Wednesday class. Going to try to knock out a couple of those, well the ones that are given so far plus knock out the project and then I want to start a study guide things especial... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:13:50 EST WIN Reflection 11/6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533566 <em>106</em> Good Morning Everyone. Hope all is well in SparkLand, here not so much! <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Busy studying after class last night. I am not sure how I will do on the exams. I feel so frazzled and unorganized! Driving me insane! Have to leave for school early tonight, need to get a new program of study filled out because that class is the same time as the other class so now I have to take the MW class so I will be going 4 days per week 5-6:15 each night. After I get ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 06:24:07 EST Halloween 2013 Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529960 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1869588492.jpg"> <BR> TMNT Raphael AKA Jay <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1727999891.jpg"> <BR> Spooky Zombie Cheerleader AKA Evie <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l66573153.jpg"> <BR> SuperBella <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792782224.jpg"> <BR> Jay's Kindergarten Class <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l316166997.jpg"> <BR> Evie's 3rd grade ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:33:02 EST WIN Reflection 10/30/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527086 <em>431</em> <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>421</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> Good Morning Friends. Happy Angels Day/Night! (Yes I know, technically its Devils night but here in the D we celebrate Angels Night <em>43</em> ) <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> So had to come home last night and re-do my report. I did do 4 complete pages and submit it to him for his approval. It is due tomorrow and I have to had it in person. So have to drop it off either tonight wh... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 06:19:54 EST WIN Reflection 10/23/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520984 <em>106</em> Good Morning All My Wonderful Friends. Hope all is well! <BR> <em>149</em> I am feeling better today. Boy yesterday was not fun! But it only lasted about half the day then it was just the tummy pains that I had to deal with. Did go to class last night and I did receive that big project back and wait for it....I GOT AN "A"!!! I got a 93% and had I not missed spelled (spellcheck doesn't work on words in all caps unless you adjust the setting which I did for my report, j... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:21:57 EST WIN Reflection 10/16/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514872 <em>106</em> Good Morning Friends. Oh man, I got up earlier to get my WIN reflection and catch up on the threads but the morning has gotten away from me trying to do 3 things at once! Busy busy, but feeling better than I did yesterday. Gotta love those mood swings, best part of PMS <em>24</em> . Exam went horrible last night, but now I know how to study for the next one and what to expect. He is a jerk, made fun of my email in front of everyone last night (didn't say who it was) tha... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:42:12 EST WIN Reflection 10/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508607 <em>106</em> Good Morning Friends! Hope all is well. I have been busy this week so I really backed up on the threads. But I will go back and try to read or skim all of them! <BR> Evie is still doing well....for those who don't know, on Monday Evie was in Spanish playing with a friend and there was some boys pushing and shoving eachother next to them. Well Payton was tickling Evie and she squatted down on the ground, one of the boys who got shoved accidently tripped over Evie and her f... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 06:10:52 EST WIN Reflection 10/2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502817 <em>102</em> Hello everyone. Just got home from class and ate dinner. Exam 1 in internal auditing went fairly well. Tomorrow Standards quiz, well me and the other gal I know plus a few other people, have come to the realization we are going to fail it. I am truly exhausted. I can't wait to get into bed. I will have to do personals tomorrow. After I post this I am off to study then bed. <BR> <BR> Last week I met most of my goals. I met my FM, Cardio and ST goals but I failed both fo... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 20:11:16 EST WIN Reflection 9/25/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495567 <em>106</em> Good Morning Friends! Hope everyone is well. I am still feeling bad, in fact I am feeling worse :( Now it is going down into my lungs, my MIL suggested me getting a z-pac, so I may just send a note to my doc seeing as how I don't have time to rest anymore. Last nights quiz wasn't great. I for sure missed 4 that I couldn't even remember 1 word on to write down so left them blank. And of course I checked when I was done and those where the ones I got right on my practice te... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:30:00 EST WIN Reflection 9/18/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488948 Another busy week. I am wore out. Still have yet to find my routine, but getting organized. I am exciting to say I got more clarification last night on that evil project I have to do and its looks not as horrible as I thought and the best part is I can do my Aunts daycare so I called my cousin and she said YES! So got my company out of the way now just to prepare the info I need to get from them (interview questions and desired documents) and I told her I would send it to her before hand ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:39:25 EST WIN Reflection 9/4 & 9/11 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482316 So most of you probably have been keeping up with me on the threads of the teams I post on but for those who do not know my lil guy has been having an extremely hard time getting settled in at school. Lots of tears Monday. Come to find out he is having major lunch time anxiety about his peanut allergy and being alone at the allergy table. The teacher and principal have fixed the problem and has a group of kids sitting with him now and the principal is going to check their lunches everyday ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:20:38 EST WIN Reflection 8/28/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469183 Oh my am I tired again today. Barely any sleep last night. First the dog hears something around 11 and goes bonkers (I went to bed at 9:30 for once), then I think around 1 am it started storming like crazy (apparently Brighton, which is about 40 minutes from me and right about where my moms lives, got it really bad, not sure yet if just straight line winds or an actual tornado), then Jason gets home, then the dog again then 45 minutes before my alarm is to go off Jay peed the bed and I had t... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:30:40 EST WIN Reflection 8/21/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462305 *I am tired today. Been going all day. Grocery shopping, school clothes shopping, still need more things for the kids. Got over whelmed after we went to Justice. Craziness in my neighborhood again. House got shot up a few streets down, teenagers apparently. I didn't hear anything. My cousin called me and said when he was driving past along I94 he saw bunch of cops along the freeway with machine guns. I wasn't home at that point. All men were caught I guess by 11am. Back to work tomo... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:19:01 EST WIN Reflection 8/14/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455316 Good Afternoon/early evening friends. Hope everyone is having a great day. <BR> <BR> *Today was my first day at work! I liked it a lot. I have been having lots of anxiety and depression over going back to work even though I really wanted this position. It was really hard to go back to work! Even just part time. But I really liked it! I felt comfortable. I liked the people I work with. I have a great office with MY NAME on the DOOR!! Yes you hear right! I was super excited. It wa... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:40:04 EST WIN Reflection 8/7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448055 Good Evening everyone. Sorry this is so late. I have been procrastinating. PMS is killing me so that means TOM will begin next week which is not when I need it too...so speaking of next week... <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> You are looking at the new Part Time Accountant for Hobbs-Black Architecture. I GOT THE JOB!!! So SO HAPPYYYYY!!!! I start on the 14th. For the first few weeks have to only come in on the days the lady who is leaving will be there. For next week W, TH, F 7:30-1 (I am ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:31:44 EST WIM Reflection 7/31/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440079 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I was up this week :(! Only 0.2 of a lb but still my goal was to lose 2lbs. I know what it is...it is ME! I am my own worst enemy. I was not a very good Shredder this week 4. I did a lot of extra snacking. Frankly I am surprised I wasn't up a lot more! But I see where my faults are and I know what I have to do to fix it! I must move onto week 5 with my head up and keep focus! I NEED TO PRACTICE SELF DISCIPLINE. So I have tightened up today. I created a n... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:22:38 EST WIN Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432173 I was up a lb this week. No surprise because I haven't been great with the self-discipline over the 100 cal snacks. I hardly followed week 3 of Shred this week. That was my 3rd or 4th attempt between the 2 cycles I have done and I am moving on. I have also decided I will not incorporate week 3 in future cycles. I get way too many headaches, the shakes and low energy from the hypoglycemia. My goal is to follow week 4 of Shred as accurately as I can and to practice self-discipline with t... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:49:01 EST Finally...My WIN Reflection and Shred Cycle 2 Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427161 Good Morning Sparkies! Hope all is well. I am finally getting to my blog and updating my team threads. Its been a busy week plus I have been sick. Not sure exactly what it is: my allergies, the heat/humidity, TOM, dehydration or a combo thereof but I have been nausaus, lightheaded, sinuses, headaches, dizzy, and it just hasn't been fun at all. Feeling better for the most part. But still feeling it. I have been taking my allergy meds every day. But I don't think I have been drinking en... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:03:34 EST WIN Reflection and Shred Cycle 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417060 Just sitting down to blog and update my threads. I wanted to sit down and get my new journal made before I updated. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l673671364.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l278111575.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l384264402.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1922150282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I created it to record my journey and make motivational quotes/pictures as scrapbook pag... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:05:59 EST Spring 5%, WIN Reflection, Goals and Shred Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409934 Good Evening everyone! Wow has today been busy and I am still not done. I am finally just sitting down to relax for a second and pay the bills and post my weigh in day blog. This will probably be the last time I post on any of my threads until Monday. I will not have a computer at my FIL's but I have my phone but its hard to post from that. We are heading about an hour away for the next 4 days. We plan to see the Fowlerville Fireworks tomorrow since they are not far from my FIL's then F... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 19:11:10 EST I have made a decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402645 July 3rd will mark 6 weeks (and 2 days) until my 30th birthday. I really wanted to have another complete cycle of Shred under my belt by then. Seeing how I had to restart week 3, took a week off and now this week I am re-doing week 4, I have made the decision to continue with week 4 this week as planned but instead of starting week 5 I am going to start back with week 1. I really want to lose 20lbs by my birthday however my goal will be 10lbs. I am a slow loser and I do not want to set my... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:24:09 EST Reflection and Shred week 4 again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402179 Good morning everyone! So this time last week I was looking for a part time job. My DH and I have really been talking about it and neither one of us really want me to go back to work at this time. It would just be too much for us all to handle! I have a hard time as it is especially during school months. We are talking to my FIL about adding an addition to this house so hoping for that to get put into gear this summer! A lot of stress going around here this week. My little guy is reall... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:07:00 EST Reflection and Shred week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394940 Good Morning...wow what a beautiful week this is turning out to be. I wish I was organized up enough to get outside and put that pool up. That is one of my goals for tomorrow and Friday since they are saying storms this weekend! So we got the news yesterday that we were approved for USDA funding to get a bigger home! YAY! The kids can finally get their own room!!! So that means I am on a major hunt now for a part time job. I was lax on it because we thought it was going to take longer ... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:06:33 EST Wednesday Reflection, Shred Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386613 Good Morning everyone! Orion Music Festival was the BEST! I will post a blog with pics soon! <BR> <BR> Reflection: <BR> <BR> I am down 0.2 lbs this week. I was very surprised considering TOM, all the beer I consumed this weekend <em>198</em> , and that we ate out for the first time, a few times this weekend, in over a month. But I certainly got my share of walking, dancing, jumping and so on this weekend. I got in way more that I actually tracked. <BR> <BR> Shred wk 3 <BR> <BR... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:34:44 EST This weekend, Shred week 3, and SMART Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381135 I have decided to restart week 3 next Wednesday. This has been to hectic and with the festival this weekend I didn't want to set myself up for failure. I plan to not eat like a pig though! And I will get plenty of walking in over the weekend! I ate pizza yesterday which was the first time in over a month that we have had fast food. Made my stomach hurt. So I know I have to make sure to get the healthiest options I can find down at the festival since I am unable to bring food items. <BR>... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 07:33:12 EST Wednesday Reflection: Shred wk 3/BLC 22 Begins :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378725 Good morning all, <BR> <BR> Wednesday Reflection <BR> <BR> Weigh in/Measurements: <BR> <BR> *Last week I had to lose 5.8 lbs to meet my goal for today for this weekends Orion Festival. Well needless to say I didn't reach that BUT I did LOSE!!! Only 0.6 of a lb which I thought for sure with TOM in the mix it would be a big gain! That's awesome!!! <BR> <BR> *Since Jan 2013 I have been a member of Curves. They weigh and measure me every month. I got measured on May 31. Before she hand... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 06:57:18 EST Shred: End of Wk 2/Start of Wk 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371132 Week 2 in review: <BR> <BR> Weigh in: down 1.8 lbs. Was hoping for a bigger loss this week but that's ok. Its still a loss! I probably would have seen a bigger loss had I exercised over the long weekend and stuck completely to the diet plan. Although I didn't stick to it entirely I didn't pig out, I stayed within my calorie range, so that's a good thing! I was really worried about that. Good thing we stayed around the house! Now to meet my first short term goal I need to loss 5.8lbs t... Wed, 29 May 2013 06:58:28 EST End of Week 1 of Shred/Beg of week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364230 Good morning. Not a very happy weigh day for me today <em>225</em> . Up 2.8 lbs this week <em>15</em> . I was expecting a loss after the first week of the Shred diet. I did mess up really bad on Saturday but didn't expect this much of a gain. Also noticed during this first week that I consistently stayed at the high end and sometimes a tad over my calorie range each day with all 4 meals and 3 snacks a day. So for week 2 of the Shred (challenge week) I notice that some of the meals ... Wed, 22 May 2013 07:05:16 EST Good Wednesday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357062 Hello Friends... <BR> <BR> Well, today I am down 0.4#. For some reason I thought for sure I was going to be up since I lost the last 2 weeks in a row but I am not! YAY. Today also starts the day that I begin Shredding. (Shred the Revolutionary Diet). So I have read the first few chapters and will follow the recommended meal plan laid out in the book. I created a spreadsheet and planned my meals for the entire week and will do this for the next 6 weeks and maybe beyond. My cousin and h... Wed, 15 May 2013 07:05:21 EST 2 year Sparkversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352913 Good Morning Everyone! <BR> <BR> Well just found out from a fellow SP friend that today is my 2 year SparkVersary lol. Didn't even realize it <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Last 2 years has definitely been a roller coaster. I weigh more now than when I began SP 2 years ago. But I am getting better. Small steps right :) <BR> <BR> Heres to meeting my goal for the next year! <em>408</em> <em>504</em> Sat, 11 May 2013 09:38:12 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351747 Good Morning everyone! So sorry I have been MIA over the past couple weeks. After the 5% challenge and BLC I decided to take a break from being on the computer so much. Spring 5% begins tomorrow so I am BACK lol. <BR> <BR> Updates: <BR> *finals went well. Ended both classes with a B. Done now for the summer. <BR> *Still waiting to here about the student AP position at my school. She reposted the job since she was looking for 2-3 students. Looks like she will be interviewing until Ju... Fri, 10 May 2013 07:25:47 EST Haven't felt much like blogging lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326027 Its been awhile since I have written a blog. I have been trying to stay on top of my teams though, updating there. <BR> <BR> Good News: <BR> *I am down a lb this week. Finally the scale moves the right direction. It has been weeks possible months since I have seen it decrease instead of increase. Hopefully I can remain going in the right direction. <BR> *My job interview last week went really well. They want someone to start the 29th. I was expecting to hear from her end of last week o... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:54:59 EST Reflection 3/20-3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301630 Reflection 3/20-3/26 <BR> <BR> Good Morning Sparkies!!! <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> So last weeks weigh in really set me in motion. I am gaining too much and I knew I had to tighten down and get strict again. So after my Wednesday Curves visit I went grocery shopping at Sams Club and got a lot of healthy things. On Thursday I finished my shopping off at Krogers filling up on all kids of healthy options. I also planned a bunch of SP recipes from the cookbook. I haven't done this in so l... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:12:52 EST Reflection 3/13-3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293291 WI: up 1.6 lbs today...not what I wanted to see. So what is it...stress, depression, not eating right, not being consistent, not working out to my full potential? You guessed it...ALL of the above. The last time I weighed this weight I was giving birth! I am miserable. I just can't seem to snap out of it. But that's it. I have to get strict again on myself. So today I will be revisiting and revising my goals and program. Setting up a calendar of what workouts I will do each day. I n... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:10:53 EST Reflecting on the past 12 days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284835 Good Morning everyone! Hope all is well. I apologize for not being consistent and updating like I used to. Seems like I am always on the go and never have a chance to breath. <BR> <BR> Reflection since last update: <BR> <BR> I continued to clean the first weekend of the month trying to get the skunk smell out of here. Which it is pretty much gone out of my house but my dogs face still smells and when she breathes you can smell it pretty bad. Her vet said not to get her wet anymore ju... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:58:15 EST