KATYFUHR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATYFUHR KATYFUHR'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/ Always good to pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319596 God grant me the serenity <BR> to accept the things I cannot change; <BR> courage to change the things I can; <BR> and wisdom to know the difference. <BR> <BR> Living one day at a time; <BR> Enjoying one moment at a time; <BR> Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; <BR> Taking, as He did, this sinful world <BR> as it is, not as I would have it; <BR> Trusting that He will make all things right <BR> if I surrender to His Will; <BR> That I may be reasonably happy in this life <BR> and sup... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:48:52 EST Scale frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222660 So.. I am having a bit of an issue with my scale(s).. I had a very trustworthy one, until one day it went nuts and everytime i would weigh in it gave me a different weight, so I went and bought myself a cheaper non-electric one.. as I weighed in both, they gave me two different numbers, 5 pounds apart, so I assumed a medium between both results. <BR> <BR> Today as I weigh in, I realize that perhaps I should have assumed the highest amount, two of the scales seem to have decided to agree on... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:08:36 EST Hard to keep up.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951623 Sometimes I struggle.. emotionally, internally.. because sometimes things are just larger than they appear and even though I try to keep up with everything, and keep good spirits, some days I wake up and I wonder how much more do we need to endure, how much more do we have to keep strong to get a break.. and how do I vent when I am unable to let others see my weaknesses.. Today is one of those days, unfortunately I just cant get past the struggles and my mind seems to be focused on finding no... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 09:55:59 EST Week 1 Weigh in for Summer Challenge.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937297 So, I posted my starting weight for the Summer Challenge on Monday and it was 247.4, I haven't updated my ticker on purpose so I would be motivated to get back where I was when I lost track of it and then keep going.. today I posted my first week weigh in (I usually weigh in on Fridays) and its 242.4!!! I know it is usual to loose more weight in the first week of starting exercise and eating right but I was expecting 2 or 3 pounds at the most so I can safely say that today I was even more mot... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:30:25 EST Summer Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934504 This is awesome!! <BR> <BR> I am on my third day of the summer challenge (which lasts 8 weeks) and I dont know if it is because this is my first challenge or maybe the excitement of just starting but I think I am doing great!! I get up in the morning and do my workout, and I have been eating quite well.. and in this short time -I might be delusional- but I actually feel my pants a bit more loose.. which is always awesome! I feel extremely motivated and excited and I hope it stays that way!! ... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:22:17 EST Moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907208 Sooo.. after the events I described in my last post, I have started picking up all my stuff and gradually moving out to a new place.. it is NOT the most fun thing to do!! I am doing it slowly, that way I have the time to organize things before I bring some more but the good thing is that I am almost done! <BR> <BR> I have a nicer, bigger space now and I should be able to be a lot more active once I am settled in, and I can have puppies too!!! which is awesome. :D <BR> <BR> Food wise, I have... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 10:34:13 EST Just awful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904157 These past few days have been really horrible, and yesterday was no better, where I live is a very nice place, beachy, sunny, beautiful happy people, but unfortunately not very safe.. yesterday I got a call at work to come home cause someone broke in and took most of our stuff (I live with my sister), luckily noone was home and all that was lost is material and nobody got hurt. But I find myself keeping it together as I usually do, but inside I feel that I have had many challenges so far this... Wed, 30 May 2012 11:06:59 EST Back on my feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894753 This weekend was pretty sucky for me.. I was a bit, or a lot, under the weather, which prevented me from doing anything productive on sunday. I was a bit bummed out about it, but for some reason I found it relatively easy to stick to healthy food choices, even though at moments I was craving horrible things! I think being more active on SP and actually communicating with other people going through the same journey that I am does help a great deal. <BR> <BR> I have found that I feel more resp... Wed, 23 May 2012 14:38:05 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888244 Today I woke up thinking that I had to get up and move, and I almost felt like I was going to go back to my old ways of just putting it off 'for later', I logged in SP and saw some of my sparkfriends comments on my blogs and that got me motivated, so I decided to stay in bed a bit longer, maybe finish an episode of a show I started yesterday and then get up and do my first workout of the day, I decided to do it like this in order to sort of get the workout in as part of a routine I do every d... Sat, 19 May 2012 07:47:03 EST Sucky Weigh In day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887164 So, I was kinda expecting it to not be great.. Not because I havent made an effort, but because the last time I actually put my weight in here, was followed by a couple of horrible weeks in which I was too ashamed to put the weight I had gained, then this was followed by a denial week in which I didnt weigh in at all, until finally by mid week this week, I decided to get serious and active.. so today, when I weighed in after the morning workout, I had 4 pounds more than the last time I put my... Fri, 18 May 2012 11:47:41 EST 10 minute jump start video! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886752 I tried this and omg! <BR> <BR> I was feeling so good yesterday after finishing my short 10 minute workout video without stopping or reducing intensity that today I tried to switch it up a bit and came up with this one, even though I saw the jump bit.. lol well it got me! I didnt stop but I did had to reduce intensity a couple of times.. so now I will probably be obsessed with it until I can make it.. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else tried this video?? Care to share your experience?? <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 18 May 2012 06:50:21 EST Thursday seems fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885514 I went to bed around 11-ish last night, so today I woke up pretty early, around 5:30am, so I stayed in bed a bit more and then got up, feeling great, found a different 10 minute workout video and went for it.. it went well, I feel I worked better than yesterday and it didnt seem so difficult to just get up and do it. <BR> <BR> With the daily exercise challenge I am also trying to implement some other changes, today I packed my lunch to work, I am not ready yet to do it every day but I think... Thu, 17 May 2012 10:38:30 EST First fitness!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883953 So I joined the challenge to do 10 minutes of exercise at least five days a week for four weeks. I started looking for videos in here that I could start with, I found Coach Nicole´s 10 minutes kickboxing workout video. I know 10 minutes is not much, but as I finished doing it, I realized how unfit I currently am, I was so tired and out of breath I couldnt believe it. Seeing as fortunately I am a very positive person, this just encourages me to do more every day until I feel the difference. Bu... Wed, 16 May 2012 10:33:01 EST