JOIE501's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOIE501 JOIE501'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/ 13.1 came and went... :/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099698 So this weekend was the half marathon I was supposed to run in with the nurse from my school. Sadly, I didn't keep up with my running this summer and I did not sign up. As disappointed as I am with myself, I still went to cheer her on! She did awesome with an average of 11:32/miles. It is still on my bucket list to do one, I just need to get serious and train for one. As I watched from the side, it made me want to run! I feel somewhat guilty that I didn't but I am hoping for my motivation... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:24:03 EST 13.1 ....here I come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954099 So today is the day. I am getting serious about tracking and making conscious effort to exercise instead of finding every excuse not to. The nurse at my school (who got me into running) had mentioned a half marathon that is happening in November. I laughed in her face. Me???....Run a half marathon??? I would die!! So before the last day of school she printed me out an "8 week training plan for a half marathon". I looked at it and actually thought about starting it many times. <BR> <BR... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 20:15:48 EST Summer 2012... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943227 Well school is out now...and I am finding it WAAAYY harder than last summer to get/stay on track! Between eating out and all the junk food cravings, this is definitely going to be a challenge. I at teetering at 165 and really want to knock off about 15 lbs to be my ideal weight.. Any tips? I am trying as hard as possible to track, also I need to work out an exercise schedule for myself. It is also extremely hard bc I am babysitting for the summer, which allows me to graze all day long. Whe... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:23:03 EST Food, Food...and More Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880718 Well, last week is finally over!! For those of you that don’t know, it was “Teacher Appreciation Week” which somehow turns into “Man vs. Food Week” at my school. The parents are extremely generous and brought in goodies for us alllll week, starting with breakfast on Tuesday, lunch on Wednesday, dessert day was Thursday and Friday was lunch catered by the principal. Yikes! I can only imagine the damage I did. I was since conscious of the foods I ate, however, I feel super guilty for not even... Mon, 14 May 2012 11:10:23 EST April Vacation 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4832101 Well, here I am on April Break. (I work in an elementary school for those of you that don't know.) It has been so difficult for me since Good Friday, almost a week ago, to get/stay on track with my calories. This always happens when I am not living on my normal Monday - Friday schedule. I honestly have no one to blame but myself. I sabotage myself in the worst ways, like making every excuse not to exercise, and every reason why it is absolutely okay to eat 3/4 of an Italian Cream Pie. Yi... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:59:18 EST Vent: Fat & Hopeless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818423 So this blog is going to be a complete vent…fair warning. <BR> <BR> This weekend I did horrible, eating wise. I really need to start tracking on the weekends. I say that all the time and it never happens but this is different. I can feel my weight slowly creeping up to me. I weighed myself on Monday at school (clothes and all) and I am embarrassed to say, I was 166. Ouch! That is a far cry from the 151 I was before Christmas. It is sooo easy to gain this weight back and I am not going... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:25:36 EST Hell froze over; I ran my first road race :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794657 Well, I can now say I did it. A year ago I was afraid to even START C25K to train to do a 5k. Well, never did an official 5k but yesterday I completed my first race and it was 5 MILES! My school nurse (who told me about SP) is very athletic and always biking or running..so she asked me if I wanted to do this race for Child Abuse. I signed up not even realizing it was 5 MILES. <BR> <BR> Fast forward. <BR> <BR> I only trained once this week, running 2.5 miles. The rest of the week I to... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:50:41 EST My sacrifice :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4753076 So, yesterday started Lent.. For those of you that aren't Catholic, it is a 40 day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter that most people traditionally give up something they can't live without. Not to say that I am a good Catholic, but I figured this year I would use it to my advantage. <BR> <BR> So, yesterday I embarked on my 40 day journey to no longer bite my nails (huuuuge bad habit), no more drinking (not even happy hours or wine) and staying in my calorie range (as best that I could)... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:00:25 EST Today is my 1 year anniversary on SPARKPEOPLE :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704880 I just want to thank each and every one of my Spark friends for all their help and encouragement to get me this far along in my journey. Especially Lauren (SPARKGIRL32) add her if you haven't already. She is a huuuuge inspiration! And has supported me so much. And Missy (MISSYSTAR1980) for kicking my a%$ at the gym, keeping me motivated, getting me involved in SP and telling me store bought cupcakes are not worth it. HAHA! (Now I feel like I'm writing a speech.) <BR> <BR> 1 year ago, tod... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:44:34 EST A little venting never hurt anyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693074 It has been a weird week. I am just going to vent: <BR> <BR> I went from counting out my baby carrots (last week) and hitting the gym HARD to zero this week. How does that happen?? I mean, I did have a stomach ache so I wasn¡¦t able to work out, and ate very bland aka carb city because I wasn¡¦t sure if it was a virus. Lately, I feel like I can¡¦t catch a break! Ahh! And now I woke up to my mom being sick with a stomach flu ¡V I want to scream! I hate winter and I hate getting sick. Blah.... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:35:36 EST Motivation, where are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659074 Well, I didn’t win Biggest Loser at school and I am okay with that because a friend of mine did who is following right in my footsteps and jumping on this “healthy lifestyle” bandwagon (GO CARLEE!) did. However since winter vacation, (which has only been 4 days), I can’t seem to get my full out motivation back. I mean I am back to working out at least 4 days a week and still love the gym but the munchies I get at night are killing me! I kind of let myself “cheat” over winter break (Dec. 2... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 09:39:31 EST Fall 2011 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519622 Well, I am 10 months into my healthy lifestyle and I must say that Spark People has changed my life for the better. I'm not sure I would be as successful as I have been if I didn't Spark faithfully for the past 10 months. I have met some WONDERFUL people on SP and they have given me such support and hope. <BR> <BR> I started this journey in late January of this year to help me in the Biggest Loser competition I do at my job. I wanted to cry when the school nurse weighed me and I saw tha... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 20:21:43 EST EPC 3 - Day 29 & 30 (8/30, 8/31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460357 WE ARE DONE WITH THIS CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Just to reflect on the past month, I have stayed more accountable when I thought I wanted to cheat myself and not track everything, so that is positive! I could have exercised more this month, I think I started to slack a bit. And I FINALLY can say I accomplished my Motivation/Organization goal and cleaned my room! Yahhh! <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE:::: Day 29 <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: 1508. But I can honestly say I did not track everything, and could hav... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:35:28 EST EPC 3 - Day 27 & 28 [8/28, 8/29] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4456770 I can't say I was perfect this last few days, in fact I KNOW I wasn't. Sunday I was semi stuck in the house due to the hurricane and Monday I tried to accomplish ALOT of cleaning. I could have made better food choices (like I DIDN NOT need to make cookie dough) and should have pushed for exercise. On a positive note, I can say that I am happy to be starting up school again and will be on a more solid schedule..YESS! <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE::: Day 27 <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: Stayed within my ca... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:01:18 EST EPC 3 - Day 26 [8/27/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4453202 Soooo in preparing for Hurricane Irene, I stopped at Walmart to get some <BR> 'last minute things' and was looking for JM No More Trouble Zones and ended up with cookie dough...hmm how convenient! I automatically thought because I would be stuck inside that I could eat whatever my little heart desires...BLAH! Not good. Plus, I can't exericse since I couldn't run/jog outside. So needless to say not a successful day. (And going to Sliders for drinks just added to my bad decisions...) <BR> ... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:39:13 EST EPC 3 - Day 24 & 25 [8/25, 8/26] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4451118 Did you ever have a day where you can't find energy to save your own life? That is what it was like for me....Most of the week I am waking up at 6:45 am to watch kids for 10 hours a day. Once Friday (my day off) hits, I just don't want to do much of anything! I hate that feeling...but that was me yesterday. I literally somehow made my way to my bed to lay down everytime I went to my room. Not good! I have not completed alot of my exercise for this week either. On a positive note, I am eati... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:09:36 EST EPC 3 - Day 23 [8/24/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4447464 :::UPDATE::: <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: I was good alllll day tracking everything, being healthy and avoiding 'empty calorie' foods, (I am starting to see eating as fueling the body!) But last night I decided to make a DELICIOUS salad and I kind of went over by I think 17 calories, or maybe 77. It was healthy though so I'm not beating myself up! (Parisian Mix, cucumbers, apple slices, rotisserie chicken, croutons, EVOO and balsamic vinegar). <BR> <BR> **Fitness: Week 3 - 1 out of 3 runs comp... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:50:13 EST EPC 3 - Day 21 & 22 [8/22/11, 8/23/11]] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445373 Sorry Sparkies, I have been slacking here and there. I am so tired at the end of the night that I never get on my laptop to blog. So I am making myself do it first thing this morning =) Here is my update for Monday and Tuesday ..... <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE::: Day 21 <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: tracked all, stayed within range... 1367 <BR> <BR> **Fitness: Last day of Week 3 -- 2 out of 3 runs complete and hiked for 3 hours on the hardest trail at Sleeping Giant, therefore I am counting it as a ru... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:16:49 EST EPC 3 - Day 20 [8/21/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441346 Wow! I can't believe week 3 is almost complete! I just need to get in my last 2 JM workouts in to complete my weekly fitness goal! <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE::: <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: tracked everything and stayed within range...1630 calories <BR> <BR> **Fitness: Week 3 started! 2 out of 3 runs complete and hiked for 3 hours on the hardest trail at Sleeping Giant, therefore I am counting it as a run for the week....and 2 JM workouts complete! <BR> <BR> **Motivation:I need to clean up all the... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:14:24 EST EPC 3 - Day 17, 18, 19 [8/18, 8/19, 8/20] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439674 Here is my update for the past three days....I got a little behind but am doing well, staying motivated.. <BR> <BR> Days 17-19 :::UPDATE::: <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: tracking everything except Day 19's dinner. Ate clams, a few pieces of sushi, some crab rangoons, and ice cream...not too bad but could have avoided eating out all together. Other than that, I have stayed in my calories and tracked all my food. <BR> <BR> **Fitness: Week 3 started! 2 out of 3 runs complete. 2 out of 4 JM worko... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:36:46 EST EPC 3 - Day 16 [8/17/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4434509 I am starting to get back into the swing of things and motivated. I went grocery shopping last night and bought mostly fresh fruit, vegetables, almond milk, eggs, etc. Healthy food that needs to be prepared and cooked or eaten raw. No more lazy for this girl! <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: 1569 calories. Pretty good, and I did track everything except for maybe a tsp of nutella I licked off a spoon. <BR> <BR> **Fitness: Week 3 started! 1 out of 3 runs complete. 1 out of 4 JM workouts done! <BR> ... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:47:08 EST EPC 3 - Day 14 & 15 [8/15, 8/16] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432428 So I am a little behind, what else is new. I tried writing my Day 14 blog yesterday 3 times!! And for whatever reason Internet Explorer kept shutting down on me (I am on the boys’ computer). So I got so fed up I gave up! Lately (this past weekend) I had started to feel so lazy and unmotivated. I suppose everyone goes through those spurts once in a while…or maybe just me! HA. I didn’t meet my fitness goal and only got two runs in. I mean eating/tracking wise, I am still doing well. I hardl... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:05:16 EST EPC 3 - Day 12 & 13 [8/13/11 - 8/14/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4427036 Well this blog is for the past 2 days....Saturday was somewhat productive and today (with all the rain) was ehh. <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE::: <BR> <BR> --Day 12 - Sat. <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: 1457 calories. And tracked everything! Lately I feel like I never get full. Can't give up now though, I have come too far! <BR> <BR> **Fitness: week 2 = 2 out of 3 runs complete.....No Jillian workouts done. <BR> <BR> **Motivation: Blahh. Failed again. <BR> <BR> On a POSITIVE note: Got some color today,... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:14:50 EST EPC 3 - Day 11 [8/12/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4424196 Yikes! It was another unproductive day. I cant drink like I am in college anymore, because then it takes me a whole another day to nurse the hangover. BLAHH! So needless to say, eating helped me cope (or soothed the tummy ache I had alllll day) so breakfast and lunch were normal --but high in the calories range --but healthy anyway. Once dinner rolled around, my friend and her son were over and my mom was going to order pizza but my genius idea was go to the buffet. (I was craving it..bad... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 08:45:33 EST EPC 3 - Day 10 [8/11/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423037 Well last night the concert/tailgating was awesome!!! but today I am totally out of commission....boooo! I drank wwwaaaaayyyy too much and then we went to the diner afterwards and I got a tuna melt....(I had to, it has been YEARS since I've had one and they make them the best there!) So I had plans to run/do Jillian early today but it doesnt look like that is happening....so here goes.... <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE:::: <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: Probably did not stay within my range...due to beer, pr... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:47:50 EST EPC 3 - Day 9 [8/10/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4420498 :::UPDATE:::: <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE:::: <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: Stayed within calorie range and tracked everything but the crust I ate off of Kevin's sandwich! haha atleast I am honest! (1583) <BR> <BR> <BR> **Fitness: week 2 = 1 out of 3 runs complete.....No Jillian workouts done. <BR> <BR> <BR> **Motivation: I did 1.5 loads of laundry...baby steps.. <BR> <BR> On a POSITIVE note: I ran even though it was late (9:10 pm) but last night was cool and my neighborhood is very safe. <BR> <BR... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:09:21 EST EPC 3 - Day 8 [8/9/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418576 Late again...what a shocker! Story of my life. HA! Well last night the BRITNEY SPEARS concert was awesome!!! My throat still hurts from screaming...and got a mini workout in heels! WOOHOO! <BR> <BR> Day 8 starts Week 2 of my challenge -- since my fitness goal is weekly. A quarter of the way done! YEAAA! <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE:::: <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: Stayed within calorie range and tracked everything! (1515) <BR> <BR> <BR> **Fitness: week 2 = nothing done since I had to get ready and ge... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:40:27 EST EPC 3 - Day 7 [8/8/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4416312 Sooo late updating this, but I didn't do any damage as far as eating and I met my weekly FITNESS goal! So WOOHOO! I was also soo sore from the 2 Ripped workouts back to back but it was that "good sore" so I am happy to getting back into strength training. <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: Stayed within calorie range and tracked everything! (1651) <BR> <BR> <BR> **Fitness: Running 3 out of 3 completed & Jillian 4 out of 4 workouts done! (for the week) YAY!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> **Motivation: Need to r... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 10:39:02 EST EPC 3 - Day 5/6 [8/6/11 & 8/7/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413214 I am updating for the past two days (Saturday and Sunday) so why not put them in the same blog?! <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE:::: <BR> <BR> **Nutrition: <BR> <BR> Day 5: Stayed within my range and still tracking everything! (1405) <BR> Day 6: Ate 86 more calories than I was supposed to! Oooops (1786) <BR> <BR> **Fitness: Running 3 out of 3 completed & Jillian 2 out of 4 workouts done! <BR> <BR> Day 5: No exercise, my laziness got the best of me I guess! I went out on Friday and got to bed late... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 22:28:15 EST EPC 3 - Day 4 [8/5/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4411047 <BR> Today was a weird day. I was rushing around all morning and didnt have much time to eat. Then my two friends asked to start happy hour a bit early (130 pm HAHA) so I had two beers for lunch, yes, super healthy I know. It's fine. <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE::::: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Went over by 62 calories, (1762) <BR> <BR> Fitness: Running 2 out of 3 completed! I didn't do any exercise today. <BR> <BR> Motivation: Decided to try hand delivering resumes, that idea failed miserably. <BR> <B... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 17:32:11 EST EPC 3 - Day 3 [8/4/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408618 Did great today! Here are my results...(and my mood is a bit more positive as well!) <BR> <BR> :::UPDATE::::: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed wthin range 1403 <BR> <BR> Fitness: Running 2 out of 3 completed! I need to do atleast 4 Jillian workouts by the time the week is over! <BR> <BR> Motivation: Rewrote my cover letter specific to the job! Cleaning is in SERIOUS order this weekend! <BR> <BR> On a POSITIVE note: Went for a looong run with Mike... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:23:34 EST EPC 3 - Day 2 [8/3/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406358 SO here is my update for day 2...did well until dinner time (although didn't think I was doing so bad. <BR> <BR> ::::UPDATE::::: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: went over my calories by (1764) so over my highest by 64...not really bad but will burden my weightloss journey over time so I need to not do this any more. I ordered Chinese food (but the healthy diet menu which was steamed white rice, steamed chicken and mixed veggies, also I used the brown garlic sauce and probably shouldnt had eaten those... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 09:34:06 EST EPC 3 - Day 1 [8/2/11] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4404061 Well I am 1 for 1 ! Did great yesterday! And didn't even really miss the junk I had eaten this weekend. I know I put as my status that I was getting scale but I haven't yet. I need to do that asap so I can start tracking my weight again. I go by how my clothes feel and the exercise I do, but I know the scale keeps me accountable too, I need to SEE the numbe (haha). Here is an update for ya for Day 1: <BR> <BR> ::::::MY GOALS:::::: <BR> Nutrition - Stay within calorie range of 1400-1700 and ... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:55:09 EST 30 Day Extreme Push Challenge - Round 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4401879 I am starting this challenge for the third time now. I must say that these mini challenges have kept me on track for the most part, this whole summer. (Which is exactly what I needed! Thanks Laur!) I am starting a day late since my birthday was yesterday and I was in the Cape this past weekend. I am not stressing on the ice cream I ate or stuffed shrimp, I am going to move forward and continue to maintain this weight, (or even lose if possible!) I have two concerts coming up next week - one... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:45:10 EST Eat to Live or Live to Eat??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4395101 So today I didn't track and I must say I haven't done that in a VERRYYY long time. I went out for an early birthday celebration at the casino and we ate at the buffet. (Hey, 3 out of 4 ladies not living my 'healthy lifestyle') needless to say...they choose the place. So for whatever reason, I felt compelled to 'treat' myself. Although, keeping Sparks in mind, I didn't let myself finish anything in its entirety. Even the small piece of salmon I took, I didn't finish. I really get so annoye... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:05:21 EST EPC 2 - Day 28/29/30 =FAIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4382671 Well, Thursday (day 28) was normal because I was on schedule but Friday (day 29) I exceeded calories and stopped trying to count (BLAH!) and I didnt do Ripped. Forget about the Motivation Goal! That is loooong gone. And yesterday (day 30) I went to the gym and ran did legs and had a great sweat it out workout!! Although, I missed Ripped, I still felt like I had accomplished something! Although, I did use yesterday as a cheat day. We had prepared all this delicious food and desserts for my b... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:06:13 EST EPC 2 - Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4376701 This blog is for yesterday (Wednesday, Day 27). I was good with exercise and my eating until I got home from babysitting. My bf and I rented a movie from Redbox and stopped at Subway for dinner, I got a 6 inch turkey on wheat (not bad.) But I did have about a serving of sour gummi life savers on the way there because they were in my bf's car. (ugh, if only he didn't have candy 24/7) and so after my dinner I had 2 s'mores(without the chocolate - 160 cals) so when I entered it, I exceeded my d... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:16:04 EST EPC 2 - Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374566 Soooo....today I was waaayyy healthier until the night time hit. TOM is coming in like a week or so and I had a healthy dinner (grilled pork chops, cucumber salad and steamed broccoli lightly sauced) and surprisingly ate less or filled up faster....annndddd then around 730/800 it hit. I got this craving for brownie batter. Yup, not even just a brownie. If I were home, I probably wouldnt have gave in to this craving but since I was at my bf's he was down for me baking a batch of brownies. ... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:28:57 EST EPC 2 - Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4372656 I can't believe it 5 more days! Although, this challenge I was slightly less motivated....I don't it may just be because it is summer and my schedule is no longer structured with work..hmm. Yesterday (Day 25, Monday) was good. <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in lower end of range...WOOHOO! <BR> <BR> Fitness: Week 4 Day 1 of Ripped and also did a workout from week 2. <BR> <BR> Motivation: Didn't read. <BR> <BR> Positive: I worked out in the morning, got laundry done and ate a good (egg whites) bre... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:15:03 EST EPC 2 - Day 23 & 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4368959 Eh these days are rough! I really need to spend more time on SPARK bc I feel like I am losing it. Yet, I am still tracking but I find myself slacking with this challenge and that isn't good :( It has been two days off from Ripped although I did run today (Day 24) so I still make sure to get exercise in. My next step is investing in a scale. I need to see the number visually to make sure I am staying around 165. My theory is I am going to maintain this weight for the summer (cause it's har... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 22:40:17 EST EPC 2 - Day 21 & 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4366474 Soooo I fell a little behind. I havent been spending alot of time on Spark (on my comp) instead I find it alot easier to track on my phone (cause that is really the most important to me) <BR> <BR> So here goes for Day 21.... <BR> <BR> Nutrition - stayed within range <BR> <BR> Fitness - Went for a run, skipped Ripped <BR> <BR> Motivation - Read cover to cover Glamour mag....still need to get to the library! <BR> <BR> Day 22.... <BR> <BR> Nutrition - went over...by abour 300 cal (which w... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 13:40:01 EST EPC 2 - Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4362303 Wednesday Day 20 <BR> <BR> My UPDATE <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in range..1600 <BR> <BR> Fitness: Did Ripped...last day of week 3 <BR> <BR> Motivation: No reading! <BR> <BR> A Positive: Had a bit more energy today..I am going to make it a point to get to bed earlier and stop wasting time. <BR> <BR> Something I'm grateful for: The grill. Everything tastes better on it =) Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:49:25 EST HOW BAD DO YOU WANT iT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4360571 You don't get it by <BR> STARING <BR> <BR> You don't get it by <BR> WISHING <BR> <BR> You don't get it by <BR> DROOLING <BR> <BR> You don't get it by <BR> HOPING <BR> <BR> You don't get it <BR> EASY <BR> <BR> You get it by <BR> <BR> * Getting off your a$$ <BR> * Working for it <BR> Every second <BR> of every day <BR> for the rest of your life. <BR> <BR> So how bad do you want it? Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:12:58 EST EPC 2 - Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4360061 Tuesday..DAY 19 <BR> <BR> Update* <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in range..top of my range but still in range, nonetheless ;) <BR> <BR> Fitness: Did Ripped...still on Week 3 <BR> <BR> Motivation: Read my COSMO magazine...well it had Kim Kardashian on the cover, how could I not?!?! <BR> <BR> A Positive: Pushed myself to do Ripped last night even though it was only twenty mins, I am soo tired lately. I don't think I am getting enough rest! =( <BR> <BR> Something I'm grateful for: Peanu... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:22:04 EST EPC 2 - Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4357876 So I am a little confused, I saw Laurens blog said Day 19....somewhere I must have skipped/missed a day. Ooops! Yesterday (MondaY) is the day 18 I am writing for... <BR> <BR> Update: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in range. Actually ate less all day while nannying bc the snack bar had junk food and fried stuff that I didn't want to waste my cals on. So I waited until I got home (at 10 pm) which prob wasnt a good idea either but I did eat a red velvet cupcake bc I had the extra calories to us... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:25:49 EST EPC 2 - Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4354144 Wow, this challenge is flllyyyingggg by! -- Which makes me sad cause it is my summer flying by as well :( booooo! <BR> <BR> Did well today although I thought it might have been my last 'cheat day' <BR> for the 30 day challenge. <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in range - 1528 <BR> Fitness: Did Ripped Week 3 Day 3 and a repeat of week 2 just for haha's <BR> Motivation: Failed! <BR> <BR> ** On a POSITIVE note: went swimming at my aunts AMAZING pool today and actually did a few laps...instead... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:53:59 EST EPC 2 - Day 15/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4352782 Sorry I havent been blogging faithfully...sometimes I just get home and want to go to sleep! LOL. (Yesterday was one of those days!) I have been doing well except for my motivation part. Sometimes I just don't make time to read...(yet spend countless hours on the internet wasting time) ....but anyway it's okay because I am more focused on keeping this weight off and keeping up with eating healthy and exercising (which is my PUSH GOAL) than anything else. Now if I could get some applications ... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:16:23 EST EPC 2 - Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4348417 UPDATE on my Challenge.... <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in range YAY! almost 1509 -- I CAN DO THIS!! <BR> Fitness: Did Ripped Week 3 Day 1....Jillian is not playin around this week!! <BR> Motivation: Failed! No reading today....went hiking with the boys instead! :P <BR> <BR> ** On a POSITIVE note: I went hiking with the boys and they (6 and 8 yrs old) kept wanting to take breaks but not this girl....I told them their legs were waaayyy longer and needed to keep going! <BR> <BR> ** I am GRA... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 23:35:45 EST EPC 2 - Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4346518 Ooops! I am another day late! But atleast it is a positive update.. <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in range YAY! almost 1500 (don't remember exact number) <BR> Fitness: Last day of week 2 of Ripped! Bring on Week 3!! <BR> Motivation: Failed! <BR> <BR> ** On a POSITIVE note: I got a little sun in the pool while watching the boys. <BR> <BR> ** I am GRATEFUL for: Being able to exercise while work...hahah going hiking tomorrow! Thu, 7 Jul 2011 08:18:23 EST EPC 2 - Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4343606 So here is the update for this challenge...let me just say I ate very healthy today and tracked everything very accurate! See, I can do this!=) I can't believe we are almost half way through! Crazy! I hope this summer doesnt fly by! :/ <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Stayed in range YAY! But I only have one more day to exceed calories....hope I can do this! <BR> Fitness: Today was my night off from Ripped. Thinking tomorrow will be Ripped and a run! <BR> Motivation: Read! A book on running by Gallow... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 22:20:05 EST