JUSTLLAMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUSTLLAMA JUSTLLAMA'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/ Break Time aka I'll Miss You All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329434 I love Spark People. Absolutely love it. When people ask how I have lost weight, I give a huge amount of credit to this website and the people here. That said, it's time for me to step back a little. <BR> <BR> As tends to happen, life is kicking me in the butt right now. My work schedule changed from never working more than three days in a row, all on second shift, to working a split schedule of 2nd and 3rd with a 6 day in a row streak. I don't know if I'm coming or going most days. ... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 08:41:44 EST Goofy NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322368 So my husband went fishing today with his buddies which translates to my husband had a few beers today. <BR> <BR> He got home and was sitting on the couch in the living room. I was working on my laptop on the love seat, across the room from him. All of a sudden I hear him saying "Shannon, look at me. Look. LOOK!" I look up and absolutely die laughing. He is attempting to stick my bra on his head. His next comment "remember, I used to be able to wear these like a hat! This is more lik... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:39:40 EST Gym Honor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320346 I went to the gym today to get my new S.L.E.D. workout. Usually I go to the gym around 10:30 at night, so I rarely see staff. I got done with the trainer and was getting ready to leave when the owner came over to talk to me. She asked if she could feature me as the Member of the Month! I was so surprised! <BR> <BR> There is a board at the gym that shows a Before and After picture of a member, along with their story. I can't believe I am actually far enough along to be considered an "... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 03:29:30 EST It's a Girl Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317853 So I've figured out that when it's a certain time of the month, I crave carbs like no other. I absolutely cannot get enough carbs. To counter balance this somewhat, I've been trying to make better choices - low calorie bread, whole wheat pasta, fat free tortillas, and so on. <BR> <BR> At least it's only for a few days... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:40:43 EST Favorite Spring Activity - A&I Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316287 This is simple. Pretty much ANYTHING that gets me out of the house. Probably the biggest thing we do is get our place at the river ready. Cleaning, yardwork, laundry, etc. It's a lot of work, but so incredibly worth it! <BR> <BR> Beyond that, I like riding bikes and walking outside. And playing bags, but that's not overly strenuous! :) <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 19:36:18 EST Third Shift Woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315086 3rd shift is playing hell on my eating habits. It's quiet, so I get bored. I get bored, so I eat. I've not gone over my calorie limit, but I'm definitely eating things I wouldn't otherwise. <BR> <BR> Tonight I'm taking some healthier snacks AND a list of projects I can work on if I get bored. <BR> <BR> Always something to learn... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 21:06:04 EST Goals for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313850 Again, given the March I had, anything is an improvement, so I'll keep this simple... <BR> <BR> 1 - Get more sleep <BR> 2 - Eat more fruits and veggies <BR> 3 - Login everyday <BR> 4 - Hit the gym <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 17:35:12 EST Diet Bet Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312879 I have been a fan of The Anti-Jerad for quite some time. His no-nonsense, tough love approach to weight loss really hits home with me. Last month, he challenged his followers to participate in a Diet Bet. The concept is simple - lose 4% of your body weight in 28 days. You pay an entry fee to join and the pot is split amongst the winners. <BR> <BR> I joined, then had a terrible March and figured my changes of winning were slim to none. Today was weigh in day. To my surprise, I came in ... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:27:45 EST Gym Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311509 I have not been motivated to go to the gym lately. I leave work and I feel like I'm too tired, too bored, too whatever, and I skip. Tonight I am FORCING myself to go back. I loved the gym, so I'm not entirely sure why I'm having such a block about it. <BR> <BR> Tonight's the night... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:40:03 EST Freggies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309650 Had a great freggie day - 8 or 9 servings! <BR> <BR> Go me! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 02:05:45 EST Streak Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309407 I didn't login yesterday. I thought I had and I was off by a day. I blame the complete and total lack of sleep lately. <BR> <BR> I'm bummed, but onto a new streak! <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:25:32 EST Spark Coach Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306916 Three Accomplishments: <BR> <BR> Size 16 <BR> I didn't cry at work (this is huge - I've been crying a lot lately) <BR> Finished the Harry Potter series (again) Mon, 1 Apr 2013 00:52:26 EST A&I Week 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304858 What changes do I make because of the change in weather? <BR> <BR> The biggest thing is we get outside more! We go to the river and do a lot of stuff outside - hiking, canoeing, swimming, and so on. The other thing I love about the change in weather is the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. We hit a lot of Farmer's Markets and like trying new things. <BR> <BR> I will still go the gym though! :) Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:23:13 EST Confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302964 I have a confession to make. I've been skipping the gym. It started off innocently enough - bad weather, working extra shifts, life kicking my butt. I missed a few nights for reasons beyond my control and within a few weeks, I was out of the habit. I keep telling myself I will get back there and I keep NOT going. I love the gym, so I'm not sure why I have this attitude. <BR> <BR> So my goal for April? Get back to the gym! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:03:29 EST Sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302057 Although I know it's not technically possible to catch up on your sleep, I feel like that's what I've finally done. After several weeks of not sleeping well and just plain not having enough hours TO sleep, I'm finally back to getting some decent rest. <BR> <BR> I feel AMAZING! Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:07:04 EST NSV - I Didn't Recognize You... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301263 I was at the grocery store tonight and I saw a casual acquaintance. We smiled at each other and gave that little nod that you do when you see someone you know. A few minutes later I ran into her in another part of the store. She grabbed my arm and said "I didn't recognize you at first! You've changed so much!" She then went on to tell me she thinks it's great how much weight I've lost and that she thinks I'm "looking good." <BR> <BR> Tell ya what...I smiled the whole time I was in the s... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:48:12 EST 37 Hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298964 That's how much sleep I've gotten over the past 7 days. No wonder I'm so out of it! <BR> <BR> My goal for this week? 6-8 hours of sleep per night! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:13:49 EST Holy Calories Batman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298813 Bad, bad weekend calorie wise. Buffalo Wild Wings and Dairy Queen yesterday, corn bread, pie and pasta today. <BR> <BR> Yikes! <BR> <BR> Know what though? I'm not overly bugged. I know I had a REALLY good week calorie wise, I know tomorrow I will be back on track. <BR> <BR> I don't ever plan to overindulge, but when I do, I refuse to beat myself up over it. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:39:23 EST NSV - HOLY COW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297631 I've posted several times about buying new clothes and what a thrill I feel each time I go down a size, but today was something entirely new. <BR> <BR> I went shopping today, nothing new there. I tried on an 18 - the size I'm sure I should be in. The Maurices chick said "I think those are a little big, let's try the next size down." Not only did I move down to a 16, I moved down to a 15/16. <BR> <BR> Meaning? I can now look for pants on the RIGHT side of the store - the "normal" sized... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:18:45 EST NSV - You have a nice... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295781 Someone told me tonight that I have a nice butt. (This was shortly after I had mentioned to someone else that I thought my butt was the one thing that was NOT getting smaller!) <BR> <BR> Totally silly, but totally made my night! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:48:36 EST Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294504 We had a biggest loser competition at work the past few months. Found out today I got second place! I last 6.9% of my starting weight. The other two in the top three were guys, so I was pretty pleased with myself! <BR> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 02:23:01 EST A&I Week 3 - Affirmations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293183 Do you think positive affirmations help you achieve your goals? If so, what are some of the positive affirmations you use? <BR> <BR> Yes and no. I am a collector of positive sayings. (I have a board on Pinterest). There are a few that I think really speak to me. That said, no words on paper will make me do what I need to do. That comes from within. <BR> <BR> The exception to this? I say "Just keep swimming" a lot. When something sucks and I want to give up, that's my saying. I woul... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 03:04:02 EST Login Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292850 Noticed this today when I logged in <BR> <BR> Current login SparkStreak: 150 Days <BR> <BR> WOW! I pretty much tell anyone that will listen that Sparkpeople has helped me lose the weight I have. I give a LOT of credit to the nutrition and fitness trackers, and even more credit to the people that have helped me along the way. Between my groups, challenges, and the individuals that I consider friends, I have been very blessed to have Sparkpeople in my life. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:26:09 EST Exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291799 Over the past 50 hours, I've slept 14, worked 32. The remaining 4 have been showering, driving to work, eating, and trying not to pass out. I'm off to bed to catch up on some sleep - back tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:35:46 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289891 Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:46:03 EST NSV - No Surcharge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288389 After many hints, both subtle and non-subtle, from co-workers and family, I finally decided it was time to order new scrubs. My current ones hang on me, but I kept putting off ordering new ones. (Quite honestly, I've spent a TON of money on the ones I have and I hated to waste that money. The fear that my pants would actually fall down because they are so loose prompted this as much as the prodding from others). <BR> <BR> I always order from the same place and have a pretty good idea of... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:27:18 EST Never Thought I'd Say THAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288347 I went clothes shopping with my Mom tonight. I actually went shoes shopping and we wound up at Maurices. I wanted to look for a new pair of jeans and maybe an outfit for my daughter's graduation. I was poking around the racks and found a pair of jeans I loved. My problem? They were too BIG! I sighed, Mom asked what was wrong, I replied "these are all too big." Then it hit me. A year ago I went to Maurices and couldn't find anything that fit because it was all too small! <BR> <BR> D... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:28:32 EST I Did It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286044 After two weeks of blowing off the gym, I went back tonight. I hate to sound sappy, but it was like visiting an old friend. When I walked in the door, the older couple that are there most nights greeted me with so much enthusiasm, I felt bad for missing so much. <BR> <BR> I felt, 110%, like I was where I needed to be. And you know what? I had a GREAT workout and I feel so much better! A lot of the stress and worries I've been carrying around with me over the past two weeks seem to be ... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:19:23 EST Spark Coach - Setbacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284941 Write a blog about the last setback you faced. How did you overcome it, and what did you learn from it? Did you handle the situation in the best way that you could have, or would you go about it in a different way now? <BR> <BR> My current setback is going on right now. It started a couple of weeks ago with some bad weather that kept me from the gym. It only took a couple of nights and I was out of the habit of going. Add to that a few bad nights at work, some rotten weather, and a bad at... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:40:25 EST Somedays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284679 I just have nothing to say. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:30:05 EST St. Patrick's Day - A&I Challenge Blog, Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282177 This week's blog assignment was to discuss how one typically celebrates St. Patrick's Day. While I really enjoy this day, we don't go all out like some people do. If we are all around, I will make corned beef and cabbage. I always make a point of wearing green - I think this goes back to when I was a kiddo and you got pinched if you didn't! <BR> A good friend of ours has a birthday on that day, so sometimes we help him celebrate. Beyond that, we don't do anything too extravagant. I'm ... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:31:49 EST Stuck in a Rut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281957 I have been in a terrible rut lately. I've been very melancholy the past week or so. This mood has carried over into my health. <BR> <BR> I haven't been tracking my foods, I haven't hit the gym in over a week, I've been eating things I know I shouldn't, I've hit the wine a little too much. It's been a really crappy week health wise. <BR> <BR> I think part of the reason is, I've been on a plateau for the past several weeks. No gain, no loss. I think another part of it is the weather. ... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:52:03 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280696 Spent the day with my family at my niece's first birthday party. Had a great day! Beyond exhausted tonight - I haven't slept well the past few nights. Maybe tonight. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 23:50:01 EST 5% Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279604 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> 1 - The new habit I wish to develop is eating at least 6 servings of freggies everyday. <BR> <BR> 2 - I went to the grocery store and stocked up on... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 00:17:08 EST 5% Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277053 This will be a seven part blog, so bear with me! <BR> <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> 1 - The new habit I wish to develop is eating at least 6 servings of freggies everyday. ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:23:46 EST 5% Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275298 This will be a seven part blog, so bear with me! <BR> <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> 1 - The new habit I wish to develop is eating at least 6 servings of freggies everyday. ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 02:12:08 EST 5% Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274564 This will be a seven part blog, so bear with me! <BR> <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> 1 - The new habit I wish to develop is eating at least 6 servings of freggies everyday. ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:52:48 EST Spark Coach - My Exercise Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273659 I participate in the S.L.E.D. program through Anytime Fitness, so every other night, I do that. (It consists of a set of exercises in a specific order). On S.L.E.D. nights, I do 30 minutes of cardio. I switch it up between the elliptical, the treadmill, the AMT, and most recently, the rowing machine. <BR> <BR> On non-S.L.E.D. nights, I am not supposed to do any strength training (the S.L.E.D. program consists of a rest and grow day for muscles in between work days), so I typically do 60 m... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 00:20:09 EST 5% Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273587 This will be a seven part blog, so bear with me! <BR> <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> 1 - The new habit I wish to develop is eating at least 6 servings of freggies everyday. ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:13:15 EST 5% Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270595 This will be a seven part blog, so bear with me! <BR> <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> 1 - The new habit I wish to develop is eating at least 6 servings of freggies everyday. ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 01:34:36 EST 5% Challenge Blog - Healthy Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270593 This will be a seven part blog, so bear with me! <BR> <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> 1 - The new habit I wish to develop is eating at least 6 servings of freggies everyday.... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 01:30:26 EST Calories Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269278 Lately, I've noticed that Sparkpeople seems to have somewhat of an obsession with the calorie counters on cardio machines. There have been several warnings about not using those because they are so inaccurate - Sparkpeople's experts say that can overestimate the calories burned by up to 40%. <BR> <BR> What surprises me with this? <BR> <BR> The cardio machines at my gym almost always show FEWER calories burned than the fitness tracker on Sparkpeople does. I don't know if my gym has really ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 02:56:56 EST February Goals Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268918 1 - 20 minutes of cardio each night I hit the gym. - Done. This was an easy one for me - I'm loving my cardio lately! <BR> <BR> 2 - 6 fruits/veggies each day. - I didn't do this everyday, but I definitely improved. I still struggle with hitting 6 each day, but there are a LOT of days I make it! <BR> <BR> 3 - Eat breakfast almost everyday. - Don't want to talk about it. :) I didn't do very good on this. I've come to the conclusion that with my sleep schedule what it is, breakfast is not... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 18:56:18 EST Weigh In Day - Spark Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266736 Today, Spark Coach talked about the importance of weighing in. The thing that I knew, yet still somewhat surprised me, was that they suggest only weighing once per week. I weigh everyday. I know this isn't the best thing to do, and it's a habit I have tried to break. I get frustrated when I see no movement, yet I know in my head that one day isn't always enough time to see numbers changing. <BR> <BR> From here on out, I will try to only weigh on Thursdays. Why Thursday? I use the scale... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:22:39 EST Spark Groups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265478 When I first joined Sparkpeople, I joined a few groups, but didn't participate in them much. I joined based on where I lived, the ages of my children and when I joined Sparkpeople (Class of...group). I was a sporadic Sparkpeople user as best, and just didn't see the need to socialize much in these groups. I'm somewhat shy, and didn't really know what to talk about. <BR> <BR> Fast forward a few years. I am back to Sparkpeople and a much more active user this time around. I started poki... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:21:54 EST My Year (So Far) - A&I Aspire, Week 4 Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265235 Reflect back on what’s been going on in your life these first two months of 2013. What’s the best thing that’s happened in your life this month? Do you feel you are making progress, whether it be physical or mental? Have you experienced any “A-HA” moments or personal victories (large or small)? <BR> <BR> 2013 has been a busy, busy year so far. The older our kids get, the more directions we all seem to be going! <BR> <BR> The best thing that's happened in my life? No way I can pick just... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:58:14 EST Goals for the Week of Feb 25-Mar 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263046 Last Week: <BR> <BR> 1 - Eat at least 6 fruits/veggies everyday. <BR> 2 - Eat a HEALTHY breakfast everyday. <BR> 3 - Celebrate a NSV this week. <BR> 4 - Stay within my sodium range. <BR> 5 - Read 1-2 books. <BR> 6 - Organize my clothes. <BR> 7 - Exercise at least 5 days this week. <BR> <BR> How I Did: <BR> <BR> 1 - 4 out of 7 days. Hit 5 servings on the other days. <BR> 2 - Terrible! I think this was one of my worst breakfast weeks yet. <BR> 3 - Hubby was able to pick me up! Li... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:29:09 EST Working Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262302 Yesterday was another one of those days where I really, REALLY did not want to work out. I was tired, I was sore, and I was grumpy. All night at work I had in my head I wasn't going to go to the gym. If I did go, I was only going to stay for a little while - no S.L.E.D., no intense cardio, just enough to say I went. <BR> <BR> I went. I worked out. I pushed. <BR> <BR> And I felt great after. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:15:18 EST Thank You Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260650 There is something I have been meaning to do for quite some time. I wanted to take a few moments to thank you, my Spark Friends. So often, I see something that one of you has posted and I think "Man! I really need to thank them." A few days pass, and I forget, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate it. If you have left a comment on a blog, on my page, on a thread, if you have given me words of encouragement or wisdom, or even a kick in the pants when I need it, I thank you from the bot... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:22:44 EST Inches Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259486 November 2012 <BR> <BR> Waist - 49.5 <BR> Hips - 51.5 <BR> Thigh - 26.0 <BR> Upper Arm - 14.25 <BR> <BR> February 2013 <BR> <BR> Waist - 43.0 <BR> Hips - 45.0 <BR> Thigh - 23.25 <BR> Upper Arm - 12.50 <BR> <BR> Difference Of: <BR> <BR> Waist - 6.5 <BR> Hips - 6.5 <BR> Thigh - 2.75 <BR> Upper Arm - 1.75 <BR> <BR> There are days when I think with the loss I've had, I should see more of a change but there are two things that I think contribute to this. First, I didn't start measuring when... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:29:46 EST