JR0124's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JR0124 JR0124'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/ My bilaterial salpingectomy experience (Short version - I got my tubes tied!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303646 To prepare for my sterilization fight I read so many different experiences that I only thought it was fair to add mine to the list of those others can look at. <BR> <BR> Backstory I knew when I was in my teens that I didn't want kids. It wasn't that I had to take care of them growing up, I don't know what it was honestly. I broke up with my High School boyfriend because he wanted a ton of kids by 21. I didn't even want to talk about getting married until I had my degree and I wasn't sure I e... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:29:28 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802110 I have written this so many times and at this point I am ready to make it stick. If I am going to be successful I need to be honest though, right? <BR> <BR> I am going back to the beginning, starting from scratch. Starting the fast break pieces, and reaching out for help. I know how important the community is so I am writing my first one again. <BR> <BR> I have been having a really hard time starting to run again since it will be a very long time before I reach my goals. It will be a ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:16 EST How many times have I written this blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700053 Well folks, I have been away for awhile but really missed the community. Everytime I get off track and come back I am just so disappointed with myself and how far backwards I've gone. If I were talking to a friend I'd tell them to get over themselves and let them know they can still make a change and get all that back. But, for some reason, I can't get it through my own head. <BR> <BR> Still - I am going to try. I did day one of NROL4W again and plan to ride my bike to my parents tonight... Wed, 21 May 2014 13:36:06 EST 2 Jack Russells up for adoption in/near Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657587 Hello, <BR> <BR> I know it has been awhile but I am not above reaching out to my internet friends for help. My new fosters are up for adoption in or around Michigan. I have their profile, pictures and adoption link below in case you know someone who is looking. <BR> <BR> http://happytailsrescue.webs.com/Adoptio<BR>nApp.html <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> We are Pavlov and Darwin - 2 male Jack Russell Terriers. We were found on the street and stayed together as a pair so we'd love if someon... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:54:19 EST Let's talk about races this year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636094 So I have been playing all morning on the races that are happening in Michigan and trying to figure out what I'd like to do. I have settled on a few and want to share since I'm excited plus I can keep the links here. <BR> <BR> The first one is going to be the Let's Move 5k on April 26th. This is one I have done previously and it is pretty darn close to my house so it is all around perfect for a 'getting back into it' 5k. <BR> <BR> http://www.letsmovefestival.com/ <BR> <BR> The next o... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:31:39 EST January Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577747 I am not usually one for new years resolutions because, frankly, I don't like committing to something for an entire year when situations may change. I had a ton of fitness goals last year and wasn't able to due to injury. This year, I'm going to try to make goals for a month. Some may carry over, some may not but it gives me a new start each month. So, here we go for January. <BR> <BR> Run C25k 3 times per week <BR> Use my push up progress app 3 times per week <BR> On pushup days, use my... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 11:31:43 EST I think I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577553 So I've been sidelined on my running for about a year while I figured out what was going on with my ankle. Now after about a year, multiple tests, medications, etc I am finally getting some relief. Turns out I have arthritis and now have to give myself injections once a week. <BR> <BR> But, I've got some relief and feel like I am able to get back out and start running. I am so excited but am nervous about starting again in the snow and cold since I am completely starting from scratch. ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:21:45 EST NROLFW starting weights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552860 First, I wanted to thank Pooks for getting me started again. If we didn't already agree on Friday there is no way I would have done it today. So thank you. <BR> <BR> My starting weights for today are: <BR> Squats - 70 lbs / 15 reps <BR> Pushups - 8 on knees <BR> Rows - 50 lbs / 15 reps <BR> Step ups - I have to remove these or I will destroy my ankle <BR> Prone Jacknife - 8 reps Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:27:32 EST Ugh... Pooks here are my starting stats... NROLFW progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551661 Okay, Pooks and I are starting NROLFW on Friday and she said she was going to take starting photos and I feel like it was only fair to do the same. This is so crazy embarassing... Mostly I am embarassed by myself. That I let myself get to this point. Remember the 30 pounds I lost last year - well, now we are down to -10 lbs lost. Ugh... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1985332231.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l308209238.jpg"> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:41:45 EST So here is what has been going on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483889 I know guys, I've been sucking at being a sparkfriend lately. I haven't been on because it is so much harder to offer encouragement and support when I haven't been doing the same things myself. Makes me feel like a hypocrite. Please accept my apologies. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my swimming lessons start on Saturday and I've got my goggles, cap and suit so I should be all ready. I visited LA Fitness today since I will need a pool in order to continue and am 99% ready to pull the trigger. I've j... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:44:53 EST swimming lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475896 So, I'm thinking of signing up for swimming lessons and was wondering what you'd recommend I bring for the first day. Obviously a suit but what else would I need? I'm looking for lessons since I can get from one side of the pool to the other but it isn't pretty. I'd like to be able to swim for fitness since my running has been sidelined so if you have any additional info for me please feel free to leave it. <BR> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 16:14:41 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453896 Well, I'm not proud but I'm not going to deny it any longer either. I need to start over. I have deleted all my goals and the dates I hit the weight goals before and am recommitting to myself. I'm going to do the Couch 2 5k program in order to get ready for my Warrior Dash next month. I am at an embarrassing level with my running and I'm not sure how much of it I can actually blame on my injury. But, the only way to do better is get back out there. <BR> <BR> I've wrapped my ankle in t... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:30:12 EST I need my sparkfriends - yoga related http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446522 I am going to my first ever yoga class tonight, alone, and I am so nervous. I've already thought about cancelling a few times but I've already paid and there is wine after. I get so nervous in new situations plus a new activity and I am freaking out. Somebody please tell me I'm crazy or that I really should be nervous. Tue, 6 Aug 2013 13:41:11 EST Foam Fest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426432 I realized today that I never did a blog about the foam fest run I did back in June. <BR> <BR> I went into the foam fest with the thinking that this was going to be a great trial run for the warrior dash in September. I wasn't really concerned with the running when I signed up but since I hadn't run since last October that ended up being a huge hurdle for me. I ended up walking almost all of if. <BR> <BR> I have a crazy fear of heights and I didn't expect it to be as big of a problem as... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:36:32 EST What I've been doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418782 Well I know I haven't been around lately and wanted to tell you guys what I've been doing. There are the two jobs I've been working - 4th of July plans - and my newest project - We are a foster family for doggies. I had my first foster and have already found her a home! Meet my first foster doggy - Dutchess <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1849377805.jpg"> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:32:37 EST Thank you!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411224 I want to thank you guys for the support with my complaining blog. For the first time in probably a year I actually ate within my calorie range and had nothing but water and diet coke to drink (and only 1 diet coke which is amazing!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1989428230.jpg"> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:24:27 EST Now that the whining is done - help me make a plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406151 So starting tomorrow I need to have a new plan (I promise I'm not playing the "tomorrow" game - We just have a fathers day party at my mas today and tomorrow is the 1st). So I need your help making a plan. I tend to come up with too many ideas and then get way worn out way quick. DOMS for 4 days makes it tough to stay on track - know what I mean. <BR> <BR> So, I have the Warrior Dash in September so I know I need to run. Also should probably do some strength training to get ready for it.... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 09:14:08 EST I feel like I need to be honest with you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406124 I suck - I have been really REALLY sucking. <BR> <BR> Basically everything I know I should be doing has not been happening. Remember that 30 lbs I lost, yeah, well, it's about 11 now. I am so upset with myself. <BR> <BR> I had a 5k this weekend that was supposed to be my motivation to get out and run again - well I had completely set up myself for disaster. I didn't train, hydrate, eat the morning of - plus I was running late and missed the last bus so I had a 3 mile walk back to my ca... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 08:46:20 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369154 Well, I'm back again after a week or so off. I've been having a really hard time breaking away during the day for my runs now that I'm working the two jobs. I've decided I'm going to make a list on popsicle sticks and every half hour or so I am going to pick one and do the exercise. 1 min plank, 10 pushups, squats, etc. Any of your favorites I should add or those you hate that are crazy helpful? Mon, 27 May 2013 10:10:45 EST Recommiting to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354301 I have decided to recommit to myself and to my health. I am worth this and I deserve better! Ate within range today but WAY overdid it with my diet coke. I am not willing to give that up at this point while I am still getting back on track. I am also going to do the Couch 2 5k program again. I know I can do it and there is no pressure and I feel like that will help me get back on the running bandwagon. If I want I can do the running part twice if I want it to take over 30 minutes but t... Sun, 12 May 2013 19:12:09 EST Need to get in gear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318331 I've been trying to get in gear for awhile now but am having quite a bit of trouble. Well, I have a new deadline. I work from home but we do have a local office that I was based in until I was the only one left on my project. They then let me work from home full time. Whenever we have visitors or sales folks in they ask us to come in to keep the office looking full and talk about our positions. <BR> <BR> They want me in the office the end of April. I always like to show off how well I... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:44:40 EST April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307401 I have been kinda MIA for awhile now and honestly it was because I was sucking. It is tough to be supportive and offer advice when I am doing horribly. Sorry I haven't been a great spark friend lately! <BR> <BR> But, it is warming up and I am able to run outside again so hopefully we'll be doing a lot better. So, here are my April goals. <BR> <BR> Over 1000 fitness minutes <BR> Run 3 times a week <BR> Progress to Chin-Up Progression 3 <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:16:43 EST Need some help... and a revelation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293921 So first, since I know my SparkFriends are fantastic, I get to make my own title for my part-time job with a previous employer and I am looking for something great. I used to be office manager, now I'm looking for something like "partner in awesomeness" or... yeah. I wish I had a better idea but that is why I'm asking for help. <BR> <BR> To the revelation, I had my first kettlebell class/lesson last night and I really enjoyed it. I really did have a great time. I think I may have a hard... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:15:38 EST Turning around a downward spiral http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287671 I have been on a downward spiral when it comes to my eating and fitness these last few months and it is time to turn it around. So, in order to turn it around, I'm going to make good choices. I know, it is a crazy idea. To be successful you make better choices.... I swear I've read that before so I'm not surprised why it took me until now to realize it. <BR> <BR> Once I figure out how to make my suspension trainer shorter I will begin on my pull up training! Look - here is the new set-... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:49:28 EST Kettlebell Classes??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278522 There is a pretty good deal for Kettlebell classes ($59 for 2 intro classes and 8 real classes) but the place is about 45 minutes away. <BR> <BR> So, what I'm asking for SparkFriends, what do you know about Kettlebell classes and is this actually a good deal? Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:35:12 EST Springing to Action - Vision Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277109 Week 3's challenge was to create a vision board for our journey. Mine is below. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1555070619.jpg"> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:56:46 EST Springing into Action - week 2 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263209 For this weeks challenge we are to create a workout game. I'm not nearly creative enough to creat anything - plus I'd probably make it really easy :) I've seen this one before to use with Harry Potter movies and though I'd do this one this week. I've been intrigued but never tried it out so now is my chance. Like I need an excuse to watch Harry Potter! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1695499284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Anybody want to join me? Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:24:05 EST Treadmill Woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253517 I've said it before and I will say it again - I HATE THE TREADMILL! <BR> <BR> I did W2D2 of Couch 2 5k on the treadmill today after doing day 1 the day it was almost 50 degrees out. On the treadmill today I could barely keep up with a 5.0 pace which is about a 12 minute mile. Outside a few weeks ago I was doing between 9:00 and 9:30 pace. This is so frustrating! Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:09:34 EST Regaining focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251284 So I have been a bit crazy with my eating lately and really need to get back on track. I had 3 pieces of toast this morning. 3 pieces! I absolutely did not need that much and now I feel like I'm going to explode. This does not mean my whole day needs to be crap. I am going to regain my focus today and kick some ass this weekend. <BR> <BR> I am now 3 workouts in on my NROLFW program and really missed it... although I did not miss the step ups or lunges. I am really excited to be back t... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:09:44 EST Why I am removing my fit bit link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242598 I feel like I need to put this out there so I can go back to it if I need to. As of today I am removing my fit bit link to my SP account. I feel like I have had a hard time getting back into daily exercising and I think my fit bit has been part of the problem. I've always been watching how many fitness minutes I've had and had a goal of over 1000 minutes. There is no way I have even gotten close to this in Dec, January or so far even this month. My fit bit adds in anything I do and has b... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:35:20 EST Brag when you can :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228326 I actually stayed in range yesterday! Although I did have to go to bed at 8pm so I stopped eating :) <BR> <BR> I also did C25k W1D2 yesterday and am considering doing D3 today. That way I can stay on my calendar that is posted on the fridge. I think next month I am just going to put all the things I'd like to do the week and then just cross them off instead of laying it out by day. <BR> <BR> Also, I signed up for The Color Run, Foam Fest and am still planning on the Warrior Dash. So ex... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:11:06 EST Here we go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224298 I've been fighting with myself for the past few weeks in order to stay on track and it was not going well. I fell into the trap that everyone does at some point where you start comparing results and dedication and made me feel like a failure. That was how I would start the day and led to another disaster of a day. So, I'm taking this weekend off and I'll start fresh on Monday. No tracking, no stress, no success/failure analyzing. <BR> <BR> While I have been fighting myself I have still... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:56:01 EST Suspension trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212904 SO I finally feel like I'm getting back on track. I'm so jazzed after my workout and I have been cleaning a good bit of the day. Not the putting away clutter from the kitchen counter type cleaning but the deep cleaning. I found a bag we stuck in the hall closet when we moved in that had 3 things in it. That type of deep cleaning. Also working on the bathroom right now and going through all my old stuff. I have a completely full garbage bag of old stuff that I always felt like I had to h... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:25:12 EST So embarassing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209565 I don't know how many people have been following along so I'll do a short recap. My family spreads out our holidays so everyone can attend and not be so crazy. Christmas Eve we go to MHs grandparents house. Christmas day is my grandmas and his moms. This year we also went to my moms house that weekend. New years we had some friends over and then our final Christmas party was this past weekend that was my grandpas on my dads side. Make sense? <BR> <BR> So while everyone else was makin... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:19:05 EST 2013 Goals - Warrior Dash! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180983 I've been trying to figure out my goals for 2013 since I completed my half-marathon this year. I do want to do another half while running the entire time but I felt like that was more of a recap on this years goals. <BR> <BR> So, I'm writing it down, I want to do a Warrior Dash in 2013. I've already researched and there is one in Michigan in July. My plan is that I have 3 weekly goals - if I am complete each goal I get $2 a week for each one. If I succeed on all 3 I get $10. All my ra... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:35:33 EST Sharing success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178810 It feels like everybody has been a little down with the after Christmas letdown so I wanted to share my success with everyone. Kind of a end of year progress report of sorts. <BR> <BR> I just bought these jeans that are still just a bit too tight.... but, they are a size 12! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1956289416.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For comparison this was June 2010. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l347708372.jpg"> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:55:50 EST Kettlebell classes and TRX suspension http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170984 I am considering taking a few weeks of Kettlebell classes next year and want to take to them about their TRX suspension training. Anybody have any good advice on what to ask? <BR> <BR> For those unfamiliar with TRX - Sparkpeople reviewed it here: http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=we<BR>_tried_it_the_trx_workout Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:47:51 EST Dessert ideas needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169976 I am still trying to figure out what to get my grandma for Christmas and my ma said to make her cookies or desserts or something but it cannot have any chocolate or too much salt. Anybody have ideas? Bonus points for recipes! <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:56:44 EST Good news only! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168001 Good news - 169.8 this morning! I know it is partly because of dehydration but that darn 6 has been so elusive I am taking it as a win! Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:24:02 EST Sharing a great article about beauty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163396 I've been around SP for over a year (this time) and have read a ton of blogs and message boards and articles. There are a lot of us here that have body issues. Some of them came from childhood and some from the media and some from somewhere else. I can still remember my mom telling me to suck in my stomach everytime we were going somewhere. Christmas: "Suck in your stomach" Easter: "Suck in your stomach" etc. I know she didn't mean for me to take it to heart because I have always kept m... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:32:53 EST An update and a request from my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146954 I have been crazy off track with my eating the last few weeks and am now regularly around 175-177 which means I've gained at least 3 pounds from where I was stuck before. I originally hit 174 in July so I've had no movement since then. Yuck. I need to take better care of myself. I know I can do this! <BR> <BR> The good news - I am on stage 3 of NROL4W and was doing 95 lb bent over rows. I am so excited with my progress with the lifting. I helped a friend move this weekend and was able ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:39:42 EST Confessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137584 - I've been thinking for awhile that I go through periods of depression but it came to a head earlier this week when I started crying that someone needed to reschedule their interviews. I schedule interviews - that is all I do. I also realized that I was out of my Vitamin D - started taking Vitamin D and St. Johns Wart and was amazed at the affect on my mood. <BR> <BR> - I REALLY want to be able to do pull-ups. Like really really bad. I will be doing anything I can in order to make this ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:17:33 EST November goals and looking for advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119062 I have found that I am much more motivated when I am focused when I am pushing for something. So, I have restarted Couch 2 5k but going for speed this time. I figure this will help with my speed and getting me back on the working out track. I finished week 1 today and all of today's intervals were under 9 min/miles. This is HUGE for me. Also, I will be finishing Stage 1 of NROLFW tomorrow. I'm excited and nervous for Stage 2. It makes you do rows on one foot! I don't have the balance ... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:02:54 EST Brag and Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107061 I don't have time to do a full entry today but I just wanted to announce that I am officially a Half-Marathoner! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1537950236.jpg"> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:46:44 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083443 <BR> <BR> October Goals: <BR> <BR> 30 day streak of exercise. Anything over 10 minutes included and an be strength or cardio. Since I am still marathon training and starting NROL4W that shouldn't be hard to do. <BR> <BR> Curb alcohol intake. For some reason this has been out of control this last few weeks. <BR> <BR> Meal plan for the week to help curb cost. Also, plan for daily calories at the beginning of the day. <BR> <BR> Get back on track!!! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:41:43 EST Half-Marathon Training Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070292 So for those of you that have been following my progress know I have been injured for the last couple months. I've been in physical therapy and have quit my 2nd job. I was going to write a blog the other day about how scared I am to run in case I injure myself again. But, that is kind of a sad blog and I didn't want it to be sad. <BR> <BR> Today, I did a run .9 miles and walk .1 for 7 miles today. 7 miles! I am so fricken proud. burned 1100 calories while I did it too. <BR> <BR> <em... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:46:29 EST Physical Therapy Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037143 I know I haven't blogged in awhile but I feel like I should now since it will be the end of my two weeks of laziness. My ankle has been hurting a lot since I started my 2nd job and I'm standing for at least 4 hours. Because of this my arthritis dr sent me for physical therapy. I was freaking out the other day as to how I'm going to fit this in. Right now my day consists of working from 7-4 during the week, fit in dinner and then work from 6-10. This week I only have 1 night off from my n... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:24:01 EST Putting it in perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024617 So I have been a bit down lately and part of the reason is that my 1 year anniversary of when I started working out is October 18th. I really wanted to have all 60 pounds off by a year but that isn't going to happen. So instead of letting it get me down I'm going to make a list of the HUGE progress I've had over this time. <BR> <BR> I am a runner <BR> I have completed multiple 5k's and am training for a half-marathon <BR> I've already run/walked the half-marathon distance so there is no re... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:26:05 EST 30 day blog challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005343 Have you all seen this 30 day blog challenge going around SP lately? This has been driving me crazy and I need to point out why. For those of you who haven't I will include it here. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107197493.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The few questions I have problems with are these: <BR> Your favorite thinspo blog and why! <BR> How do you feel about the terms pro-ana/pro-mia <BR> <BR> Your favorite thinspo blog and why - This question just really makes... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 15:45:06 EST Ugh - Frustrated again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999254 I am in such a weird mood today. I am easily annoyed (good thing my husband left for work or we would probably be divorced by the end of the day), don't feel like doing anything (working out, work, cleaning, even just sitting), and am really frustrated with myself. <BR> <BR> Things I think can be contributing: <BR> I just got a 2nd job because we are still having money issues and started yesterday. <BR> My weight is fluctuating between 171 and 177. But I am not sure what is going on. I fe... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:26:21 EST