JOSIEISHEALTHY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOSIEISHEALTHY JOSIEISHEALTHY'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/ Be honest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233326 Tracking food really is helping me. <BR> <BR> With tracking I am able to correctly see the positive and the negative which is really helping me. Before it was most like a guessing game and for me I need structure. Having a thyroid condition kind of makes losing weight even harder than before for me, which means I have to work harder. <BR> <BR> Which brings me to this, being honest with myself. <BR> <BR> A few years back when I hauled butt and got down to 127 pounds(that was awesome) I r... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 14:00:34 EST It's not easy Oh no it's not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222883 It’s hard to believe that it’s been only 2 weeks since I have restarted my workouts. <BR> <BR> It feels like longer because honestly I feel like doing my workouts is second nature now, I don’t feel like I ever stopped. <BR> <BR> I was thinking that before I was way too tired to even start working out, I would force a workout and instead of feeling energized I still felt sluggish. Thank you crazy thyroid condition, because I think that has been my issue these past 3 years since my son was ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:49:58 EST Bring on the bridesmaid dresses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219993 I bought a scale from amazon but when it arrived it was broken! Now I have to return it. I think I have had a loss but I have no idea what it is. Blah! <BR> Maybe it’s better not to know right now, it’s super easy to get obsessive about numbers on a scale. <BR> <BR> I know I am working out almost every day, I am eating WAY better, my clothes fit better, my stomach is getting smaller and my face is thinning out so, who needs a scale telling me how to feel. <BR> <BR> In other news: I have t... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:16:42 EST The enemy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212992 I was pretty happy to see 172 on my scale. That’s 3 pounds in 2 weeks, which is awesome. <BR> <BR> I’m pretty much back to where I was back in August. I just need to step up my ST and get more muscle. <BR> <BR> I killed it last night and burned 500 calories, which well is awesome. <BR> I’m loving watching Grey’s Anatomy on neflix while I work out, it’s pretty damn awesome. <BR> <BR> For the past 3 years now I have felt like my body was my enemy. <BR> <BR> My body has been on the defen... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:27:58 EST So you lost 30 pounds..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211840 I was looking at my sparkpage and out of nowhere I decided to change my ticker. <BR> <BR> Yes I had lost 30 pounds but I have to face reality that I basically lost all of that weight a long time ago and hey, yes it’s great I lost those 30 pounds but I feel like that was so long ago and I need to focus on what I’m doing right now. <BR> I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and my weight was 182 and I am now 175. <BR> <BR> I think 182 is my new official starting weight. <BR> <BR> It kind ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:50:37 EST Planning away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209873 Thanks for the welcoming back friends :) I really did miss you guys! <BR> <BR> <BR> So after that last blog I felt the need to write about the things I am doing now for a successful trip with weight loss. <BR> <BR> 1. Stop estimating how many calories are in the food I eat. <BR> Seriously, I have no idea why I do that. Guess what? I can’t by looking at food figure out how many calories are in any food, as I’m sure most humans can’t. I either under or overestimate the calorie numbers. Wh... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:57:04 EST It's so easy to ignore things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208462 <BR> For those of you who have followed me, you guys know that I was here almost every day, I was working out almost every day and I was doing it. <BR> <BR> I was losing the weight and I felt good. <BR> <BR> Slowly but surely I noticed even with my low healthy food intake, vitamins and working out I stopped losing weight and then I started gaining. <BR> <BR> At first it was beyond my control, then I just sort of gave up, I made excuses and just threw my hands in the air and started eat... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:38:31 EST That little voice (lots of pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036056 I worked out hard yesterday during lunch, I’m feeling the soreness today. <BR> <BR> When I woke up this morning I was thinking I wasn’t going to go to the gym BUT I changed my mind and decided to just do it. I got my gym bag together and I was pumped about it. Even right now as I am typing this I wish I was at the gym already. <BR> <BR> Bad news: At the gym I FREAKEN CRACKED MY SCREEN ON MY IPHONE!!! ARGHGHHHHHHH ###@@!$%$*&*# <BR> <BR> I was working out and it fell out of my pocket and ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:47:48 EST Blah to two faced people, but thanks for the motivation (muah) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034929 <BR> Today I jumped on the scale at the gym and I found out I lost 2 pounds this week, so excited about that, it’s nice to see the scale go down because of my hard work. <BR> I’m not obsessing which is awesome; I hate feeling like losing weight is the ONLY thing on my mind. <BR> <BR> Right now I am able to exercise and eat right without all the crazy hub bub mind games. <BR> <BR> I am not using my heart rate monitor right now only because I feel that I need to just listen to my body and... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:08:51 EST .......Drama and what to do when the Drama over comes your life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026374 <BR> I had another blog that I was going to post yesterday BUT a bunch of crap happened and I had to make a new one. <BR> <BR> First of all I am kicking butt with my workouts. I am working out 4-5 times a week Monday-Friday. <BR> <BR> I have weigh in days on Monday but I am not going to be crazy about it. I def don’t want to get obsessed with that. <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale at the gym on Monday and I did in fact gain weight BUT it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. <BR> <... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:42:01 EST I refuse to look like a marshmallow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018151 This is the first full week I have been back at working out. I have to say I loved summer, it has been lots of fun and I was able to do a lot of the things I couldn’t do the previous year BUT I’m also happy fall is around the corner now. <BR> <BR> For 4 weeks it was way too hot to go to the gym, there were days it felt like an oven outside. It sparked my asthma and my chest was hurting BAD. <BR> <BR> I got scared and even went to the doctor, it was nothing serious thank goodness, the humi... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:38:28 EST Chest pain, colds and weddings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998033 Yep I’ve been away a while so here’s what’s new. <BR> <BR> I thought I was having heart palpitations. With the humidity and the crazy heat it actually triggered some really bad asthma attacks, I thought I was having heart palpitations, it hurt so bad. I went to the doctor for tests and found out it was my damn asthma. <BR> <BR> That pretty much stopped my working out; even with my inhaler my chest still felt uncomfortable, so for the past 2-3 weeks I was not working out. <BR> Right afte... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 13:15:05 EST I will always be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967465 So I took almost 2 weeks off from everything. It’s good and bad I say. I think I needed a break and just needed to have some fun I suppose. On top of it was SOO hot, we were under a heat advisory. It literally felt like we were living in an oven and the humidity was ridiculous. My asthma was def showing up too with the intense heat. <BR> <BR> Of course that means it was way too damn hot too cook so we ate out…blah. <BR> I couldn’t even think about walking to the gym during lunch when it wa... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:56:52 EST A week off and I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951956 I’m baaaack <BR> <BR> Yeah I took a week off. I have had a lot of crap going on, it’s been way too hot and I was feeling sick for a majority of the week. <BR> <BR> I’m feeling better (sort of) but I’m back in the game. <BR> <BR> This was the longest I haven’t worked out in 6 months. <BR> <BR> I think I was just mentally and physically exhausted. <BR> <BR> However I would never let a break stop me completely. <BR> <BR> Today I was running late (ha I always am in the morning) and I r... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:56:09 EST I want to slap people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944487 Do you know why it’s so hard to work out during the summer? <BR> <BR> Well I will tell you. <BR> <BR> Birthday parties, outside excursions, photo shoots, meetings with clients and it’s flippen hot and I want to be outside getting wet! <BR> <BR> Saturday I had a photo shoot that drained me. It was so much fun but it was a lot of work. I was hoping to work out after that but my muscles hurt from all the walking, bending over, crouching and etc. Not to mention mentally drained. Then I had a... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:41:56 EST Just freaken do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937929 Today I had some good intentions to go to the gym but I was being lazy and trying to find a way out of it. <BR> <BR> 1. I was running late (again sigh) and left my workout clothes in the dryer. Well I ran down and got them. <BR> <BR> 2. I couldn’t find the sports bra I like, I was telling myself eh don’t work out, but instead I used another sports bra. It’s not my fav but it gets the job done. <BR> <BR> 2. I was thinking it was way too nice to stay indoors, it’s gorgeous out, I could g... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:16:33 EST I was going to be brave....but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936125 I was going to be brave today and wear a dress to work today….WHAT??!! <BR> <BR> I seriously can’t remember the last time I wore a dress to work. I think the last time was when I worked at a Daycare over 8 years ago. <BR> Damn 8 years ago! <BR> <BR> Anywho I was going to be brave, I put it on and it looked so purdy! I didn’t feel self conscious about it and I looked nice. I was feeling good. <BR> <BR> The zipper was almost all the way up but I couldn’t reach around to do it myself. I wen... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:24:40 EST Huge fight and stupid comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934654 For the past two days me and my husband have been fighting…crazy style. <BR> <BR> We don’t normally fight this badly, must be something in the air or some crap because we were bickering for two damn days. <BR> <BR> I got home yesterday and felt really sick, migraine and nauseous. <BR> <BR> My husband was supposed to have band practice but it was canceled, we had stopped fighting already (or so I thought) and we decided to go get groceries and get something to eat. <BR> <BR> After groc... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:51:53 EST Josie no pants! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932956 So I have only one pair of work pants that fit me right now. They are beige corduroy pants. <BR> <BR> Corduroy pants aren’t that great in the summer and let me tell you it’s been in the 90’s in good ol’ Chicago. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went on a mission to find some damn black dress pants. <BR> I was not successful. <BR> <BR> None of the damn stores have black dress pants! I realize it’s summer but really? <BR> I went to Macy’s and I could not find my damn size either…)&(*&*(*&^&^%%$$%$#^... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:55:48 EST Busy weekend with lots of food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4931355 This weekend was a busy one for me. <BR> <BR> Saturday I went to Pump it up again. I thought the party was next week but it wasn’t! I was bouncing around the whole time and climbing with my son. It was fun but exhausting. Last time I went with my family so we took turns being with him but I was with my in-laws this time and my son doesn’t know them as well so he just wanted his mommy. <BR> <BR> I got home and was exhausted; I had to clean up real good around the house because I was going t... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:56:51 EST I FIT IN MY GOAL JEANS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927626 Yesterday I decided not to go to the gym during lunch, I instead went for a walk at millennium park. It was so perfect out and I had to enjoy some fresh air. <BR> <BR> Today I again feel like walking outside, but I’m forcing myself to go to the gym. Tomorrow I can spend all day outside and tonight me and my son will prob be spending some time outside too. <BR> <BR> I LOVE summer! <BR> <BR> Really I do. <BR> <BR> You can see my son in action during summer here, I love taking pictures of... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:20:19 EST Some before pictures and I am having a poopy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926233 Blah! <BR> Last night my son wouldn’t sleep. So I am not feeling too great today. <BR> I have a headache and I am grumpy….poop. <BR> My co-worker isn’t here today either so I’m alone doing more work and I just want to sleep! <BR> I’m also annoyed because I have no darn work dress pants! <BR> URGH! <BR> I have pants that look terribly big and then I have pants that I dug out of my closet that almost fit me but are too snug. <BR> BLAH! <BR> I love that I am loosing inches but really, it’s an... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:37:18 EST I'm an idiot! (with pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923123 So on Friday I was being super paranoid about how I looked at work. <BR> <BR> That day at lunch I went to buy some much deserved new clothes. I decided to take some pictures of myself. <BR> <BR> What did I see? <BR> <BR> Well I didn’t see what I thought I saw in the mirror. <BR> <BR> I didn’t see a crazy over lapping stomach. Yes, I see I am still a work in progress, but I don’t see a crazy muffin top like I thought I did earlier. <BR> <BR> I kind of laughed to myself and said “Wow I... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:52:27 EST Self conscious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917778 Yep that is me today. <BR> <BR> I was running late to work (as usual) and I could not find anything to wear. We can wear jeans on Fridays at work and so I pull out these cute Guess jeans that I can fit in now (woohoo) <BR> <BR> They are a little tight, not in the muffin top crises 2012 but form fitting. <BR> I’M NOT USED TO THAT! <BR> <BR> So usually if I wear these jeans I will wear a loose top. Well I put on a form fitting top on thinking okay this is fine. I look good. <BR> <BR> As ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 13:26:32 EST Giving up is stupid stupid stupid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916163 I didn’t work out last night…blah. I really wanted to! There was just way too much crap to do when I got home. <BR> <BR> I’m working out today at the gym! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! <BR> <BR> I have a photo shoot today also so it’s going to be a full day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I forgot my debit card and ID at home. Actually I left it with my husband when we went out for my birthday and I forgot to retrieve it from him. <BR> I also didn’t bring ANY food to work like I usually do. <BR> <BR> BAD M... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:20:43 EST Birthday progression (lots of) pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914576 My birthday was pretty awesome. <BR> <BR> I didn’t do anything too crazy. We went to the Zoo, shopping and had a little party with my immediate family. <BR> <BR> And I felt great! <BR> <BR> I didn’t get to work out but we walked so much at the zoo. I felt bad for my husband and son because they were tired! <BR> <BR> We took a lot of photos and I am happy BECAUSE I compared them to last year’s birthday and I can see a nice difference. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 10:47:48 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911313 It’s been an active weekend for me. <BR> <BR> Friday I tried my new workout routine and let me tell you it is hard, but awesome! <BR> <BR> I was so sore too and had to take it easy after that. Today though I am good and will get back to my new routine. <BR> <BR> I’m starting to see workouts should be more quality then quantity. <BR> Saturday I went on a nice long walk with my son because I was so sore and Sunday was my day off. <BR> <BR> Sunday I had a photo shoot and I went to my hu... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:31:07 EST Almost!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907590 Oh June is here! <BR> <BR> My birthday is on Tuesday and I am pretty excited about it. <BR> <BR> Last year my birthday was a disaster. <BR> <BR> I was so exhausted, bloated, irritable, none of my clothes fit and I was sick with my thyroid issues. <BR> <BR> After my birthday I looked at my photos and I couldn’t believe how I looked and I just remember feeling so deflated. <BR> <BR> I kept trying to eat better and I tried to workout but I literally couldn’t. <BR> <BR> My muscles and ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 14:32:14 EST Working Out for Performance vs Working Out for Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907270 I found some awesome articles yesturday and this one below totally clicked for me. <BR> <BR> I was about to go and do loads of cardio at the gym when really I wanted to do weights and ST, but I figured I needed to burn burn burn calories to loose this weight, but in my heart I wanted to some damn weights. <BR> <BR> After reading this article I hit those weights, ST and did some cardio too, I made a compromise. :) Everyone should read this article below. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had a... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:15:45 EST Temptations and dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905683 <BR> When I’m at work I have good structure. I have my meals for the day and they are all wonderful. <BR> <BR> Home is another story. <BR> <BR> I get home and I see donuts my dad bought. He offers me one and I take it without thinking. I was just about to shove it in my mouth when I said… <BR> “WHOA! I haven’t even ate dinner and I want this because it’s here and I am hungry!” <BR> <BR> So I took it upstairs to my apartment, wrapped it up and put it in my fridge. <BR> I told myself I c... Thu, 31 May 2012 10:56:44 EST Loosing focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904212 It’s easy to lose focus. <BR> <BR> For two weeks I was kind of stagnant. I have lost 49 pounds. That is awesome, and it was holding me back. <BR> <BR> You think that it’s enough and then you start slipping. <BR> <BR> Luckily my exercise was perfect but my eating needed improvement. <BR> <BR> I had started to eat late snacks and over indulging a bit. I have nipped it in the butt though. <BR> <BR> I’m ready to lose this next 23 pounds. <BR> <BR> It’s not going to be easy, but I know... Wed, 30 May 2012 11:40:32 EST Goodbye 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902496 My four days off were good to me. <BR> <BR> Lets see I spent it taking awesome pictures of Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zero’s and met the band! Spent 3 hours at the park, another day I walked a LONG distance to Jewels, went to the library, and Walgreens, bought a hula hoop too. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197147033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is Alex from the Magnetic Zero's. You can see more here if your interested <link>josephine_casanova_blog.myfotojourna<BR... Tue, 29 May 2012 10:49:20 EST Birthday resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894610 Couldn’t sleep last night, my mother-in-law was in the hospital (due to an allergy from medication) she has an infection and whatever the doctor gave her did not agree with her. <BR> <BR> My husband had to spend most of the night with his nephew since my sister-in-law likes to take vacations every few months and leaves her kid with her parent’s. <BR> <BR> Can you sense my annoyance? People really need to take responsibility for their offspring. <BR> <BR> If you have a kid you need to ca... Wed, 23 May 2012 13:04:12 EST 3 hours! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892897 This weekend was awesome. It was a 4 day weekend and I spent it outdoors and cleaning a majority of the time. <BR> <BR> On Friday I took my son to the park and we walked around for 3 hours! 3 HOURS! <BR> <BR> Saturday I had a photo shoot and it was so hot out!!! You can check out some of the photos I took here <BR> <BR> <link>josephine_casanova_blog.myfotojourna<BR>l.com/2012/may/22/living-dream-portrai<BR>t-session-josephine-casanova-photograp<BR>hy-chicago-il/ </link> <BR> <BR> <... Tue, 22 May 2012 11:44:15 EST 4 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885954 I live in Chicago and the NATO convention is near my job, so my job is giving us this Friday and Monday off. So it’s a flippen 4 day weekend! I’m surpised, I work in a state building and they are strict about days off. <BR> <BR> I’m so glad because I was super worried about this convention. They can get very violent and the city is locking down and it will be pretty impossible to go anywhere while downtown. <BR> <BR> Streets will be closed my train won’t be working and thousands of people... Thu, 17 May 2012 15:03:12 EST My photo shoot!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883986 My photo shoot yesterday went awesome! <BR> <BR> I think it’s what I needed to get out of my funk. I needed that creative outlet I think. <BR> <BR> If any of you are interested in seeing my work I have some previews up on my photography blog <BR> <BR> <link>josephine_casanova_blog.myfotojourna<BR>l.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I had fun and they were the sweetest couple, I’m actually photographing their wedding in October so it was super nice to get to know them more and see what will wor... Wed, 16 May 2012 10:50:37 EST It's been a bad week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882530 Been feeling blah lately. <BR> <BR> I have been having trouble sleeping. <BR> <BR> On Saturday I wanted to eat the whole wide world and went over my calories. <BR> Even yesterday I was snacking later in the day for no reason…blah. <BR> <BR> My period is late, and I thought I had it and then poof it’s gone. I’m not pregnant, there’s no way no how, so I have no idea wth is going on. <BR> <BR> I have always been irregular though so it happens; it just hasn’t been this crazy in a long ti... Tue, 15 May 2012 12:14:56 EST 49 pounds down and an asthma attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876893 On Wednesday I went to the gym and before I headed there during my lunch I noticed I forgot my gym shirt……………………AHHHH! <BR> <BR> Now I always wear sports bra and a tank top that has a sports bra built into it at the same time, I also put on a gym shirt. <BR> <BR> That right there is my security blanket people. I wear three shirts technically ha. <BR> <BR> I was panicked at first but then I said screw it. I’m still going to the gym and heck some of the chics there just wear a sports bra ... Fri, 11 May 2012 10:51:38 EST When plans fall on their butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873873 Yesterday I had planned to eat some yummy soup I pre-made the day before for dinner. I was sooo looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> Well that didn’t happen. <BR> <BR> To make a long story short a family member threw it out thinking it wasn’t any good…….poop. <BR> <BR> I was really frustrated thinking…wth am I going to eat now? I had arranged my calories to eat that soup not to mention I spent all the time making it the day before drooling over it. <BR> <BR> Sigh. <BR> <BR> Instead I ma... Wed, 9 May 2012 11:51:17 EST Backpedaling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872110 For the past three days I have been battling some major food cravings. Even right now after I had breakfast I wanted more food! Ugh it’s annoying. <BR> <BR> I def went over my calorie range these past two days. It’s not a significant increase and technically I burned the extra calories by working out but I still need to correct it. <BR> <BR> Since I have been tracking my food through sparkpeople I see that it isn’t as bad as I thought, my food intake just needs a little tweaking. <BR> <... Tue, 8 May 2012 11:02:12 EST Me Vs. the Chocolate Shake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866158 I went to a restaurant yesterday. <BR> <BR> Here’s what I would have ordered a few months ago. <BR> <BR> Chocolate Shake ( I LOVE CHOCOLATE SHAKES) <BR> <BR> Large fry with cheese sauce <BR> <BR> Hamburger <BR> <BR> Chicken strips <BR> <BR> Yep I would have dogged all that food down. God knows how many calories that would have been 100,000 maybe? <BR> <BR> Yesterday instead of all the usual crud I got chicken strips and a small fry and I gave most of them to my husband. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 4 May 2012 11:00:11 EST Muscle building: I want! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864588 I didn’t get much sleep, I was running late this morning too so I was not in a good mood. <BR> <BR> Thursday’s and Friday’s I have to get my son ready and lug him in the car with my dad before work. <BR> <BR> In-between all of this I was feeling like crap. <BR> <BR> Somehow I still got my workout clothes real quick and told myself, “You’re going to the gym today!” <BR> <BR> I’m not sure if I will do Cardio or just weights. I have been doing more research on muscle building and have com... Thu, 3 May 2012 11:28:56 EST Nailed it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863177 I killed it yesterday at the gym. <BR> <BR> I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes of weights. <BR> <BR> My arms are sore and feel awesome. I used new weight machines yesterday too. <BR> Not to mention the 30 pull-ups I also did those are freaken hard! <BR> <BR> I was supposed to go to the gym today but I didn’t have any clean underwear! I had one left and well that would not due for after I shower at the gym. Poop. <BR> <BR> Instead I am going to do some kickboxing when I... Wed, 2 May 2012 13:56:58 EST I'm making goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861167 I haven’t done goals for the month in well…. forever! <BR> <BR> Today seemed like a good day to start. <BR> <BR> May is THE month for me. Since June is my birthday and I would like to be 5 pounds lighter. Which would take me to one of my goals of 159 AND a 53 pound loss. <BR> <BR> But hey I will take 2 pounds to make a 50 pound loss. I’m not picky haha. <BR> Can I lose 5 pounds in a month? Eh I’m not sure but I will try my best. <BR> <BR> So here are my goals <BR> <BR> 1. 2-5 pound l... Tue, 1 May 2012 12:05:06 EST Sandwich in my purse, I got laughed at but I don't care. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859105 Yesterday’s workout was rough. <BR> <BR> I did ST and Kickboxing. Kickboxing is a b#$ch. It’s hard but it feels so good after. I am sore today not to mention I am actually still sore from Friday’s workout at the gym. <BR> <BR> Saturday was my day off, normally it’s not but my nephew-in-law had his confirmation and my husband was his god father. <BR> <BR> I planned the day good with a good healthy breakfast, egg white omelet and a sandwich before the ceremony. <BR> <BR> People actually ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:00:54 EST Going Private ( there are some weirdos out there!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854986 Yep I sure am. <BR> <BR> I checked to see who added me without ever commenting on anything and there were some mighty strange characters. <BR> <BR> Plus I found out a co-worker of mine is on here and that just won't do. <BR> <BR> I hate to go private because I love to meet new people but unfortnualty there are some strange and nosey people out there. <BR> <BR> So if I haven't added you yet and you would like to view my life and progress please let me know by either saying so here on t... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:42:54 EST Gym versus Home (plus fitspiration) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853140 I’m so sore! <BR> <BR> I have been doing new things at the gym and let me tell you I am sore as heck! It feels good though and I see toning going on with my body. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I stood home, my son was real sick. I did get 70 minutes of work out time at home though, it rocked. I think I started to dislike working out at home but yesterday changed my mind. <BR> <BR> I love the gym, I’m at work 5 days a week and it’s nice to work out during my 8 hour day, it’s so convenient too, but ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:48:51 EST I just want some darn vitamins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849750 I’m back on track with my eating. I didn’t venture too far off but I realized I was straying a little so it’s better to nip it in the butt before it got worse. <BR> <BR> I got in a fabulous workout during lunch yesterday and it rocked. <BR> <BR> I’m so close to 1000 minutes, so I will be busting my butt these next few days to make it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did some research on vitamins and went to GNC. I picked up a Vitamin-B complex. It also comes with a few other vitamins I was interes... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:29:36 EST My stats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847923 This weekend was a bust. <BR> <BR> It was too cold out to go for a walk with my son. <BR> <BR> I was sick. <BR> <BR> I didn’t get any workouts in. <BR> <BR> Plus my eating was off. <BR> <BR> Blah! <BR> <BR> On the plus side, no binges, no overeating and I took my measurements and those numbers are dropping! <BR> <BR> Here’s my stats: <BR> <BR> 3/15/12 waist = 41.9 inches <BR> 4/22/12 waist = 37.2 inches <BR> That’s 4.7 inches lost in a little over a month! <BR> <BR> 3/15/22 ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:59:39 EST Mistakes I've had a few (and pics from my sisters wedding) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4844095 Yesterday my dinner wasn’t that great. <BR> <BR> I had a late meeting with a client and by the time I was done it was 10 pm. So I basically had been out since 8 am -10 pm…yikes! <BR> I was exhausted, tired, wired, hungry and dehydrated. I grabbed Mcdonalds….ugh! <BR> <BR> Well it’s been quite a while since I have had any kind of fast food so I’m not beating myself up about it plus I picked up a kids meal the meal was 400 calories and I actually still didn’t go over my calories. <BR> <BR... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:43:00 EST