KAURAKITTEN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAURAKITTEN KAURAKITTEN'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/ Back to dancing :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064800 I woke up this morning feeling like there wasn't a care in the world and that I really feel like dancing today. It's been a while since I REALLY felt like dancing. That's kind of sad though because for a year, dancing was how I dealt with depression. I think if I wouldn't have stopped, the last few months would have gone easier. I just really had dancing by myself though. <BR> But last night I made a few friends at a Church mission group. It felt good to talk about how God has really blessed... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:36:37 EST Anemia and overeating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063223 I hopefully start carrying this week so I should have a paycheck in 3 weeks. BUT for now we're still on a budget. Its my sucky week of the month so all I can think about is food, sleep, and BE QUIET! I'm not mean, I just get headaches. And we're budgeting our meats like crazy right now. <BR> And I know all of this comes from being anemic. How do I know when I'm really really anemic? Yesterday I think I actually begged our roomate for what was leftover of his sandwich because I was starving b... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:45:17 EST Potentially awesome news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056446 It looks like I'm about to get more exercise than I hoped for. Yesterday I went to the HR department of the post office and pretty much begged for any help I could get to keep my job. Thankfully I met with one of the sweetest women. She gave my number to a guy in the department who hires carriers. He gave me a call back today and apologized that our paperwork had gotten mixed up. <BR> So if this paperwork is approved (my driving record) and I can pass my test I will be a carrier right by my ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:46:53 EST Hakuna matata http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054412 After spending half the night worried about money and my weight and Lee's two shelves of sweets that he moved for me... into the pantry... right by the rest of the food... I decided I'm not going to worry anymore. <BR> They take the car, they take the car. My focus is roof over head, electricity, water, phone, and food. I can learn to ride a bus. My mother in law said she'd help with rent until I get a job so why worry about it? I will not cry if they turn off our cable. I don't watch tv any... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:57:04 EST When two men get together, one woman will get fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051152 I don't think Josh and Lee understand that stacking donuts and cookies up on top of the fridge do not help the main cook in the family lose weight. I do not think candy really needs to go in the fruit drawer. I have to go on an expedition to the back of the freezer to find my frozen chicken and other healthy food that has been smooshed by pizza boxes, ben and Jerry ice cream, and burritos. When they say they're going to cook dinner, I'm either limited to one brautwurst or a half bowl of chili... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:55:51 EST Balancing isn't easy... at all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049071 Job hunting is going great. I applied at Dick's sporting and the lady I handed my resume actually goes to my church. Then I put in my resume at Joanne's fabrics, bought some stuff, and came back with a return. When I came back the manager joked around with me a little and said she was "looking forward" to seeing me again after she looks over my application. <BR> But Josh has been off the last two days so before we got the kids from school both days he's wanted some him and I time. But appar... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 21:20:15 EST Still okie dokie after not getting my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047074 Yesterday was HARD nutrition wise. I hit the "cal cutting depression" where I was stressed but I wasn't allowed to have my regular stress relievers. I was angry at the dogs, I was complaining about random stuff on facebook, it was like nothing could make me happy. So I gave into 3 of Josh's huge cookie tray that he keeps buying for him and Lee. Then I felt really bad about the cookies and figured I might as well reach for a few more and just call the day blah. <BR> <BR> BUT <BR> <BR> Inste... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:47:10 EST It feels good to be proud of yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045484 Yesterdays points: <BR> Blog-3 <BR> Say no to a donut- 1 <BR> Drink my shake- 1 <BR> Run a Mile (yah that's 2 days in a row)-3 <BR> Take hubby to the gym- 2 <BR> Strength training- 3 <BR> Message partners x2= 2 <BR> Track food all day- 2 <BR> Stay within calorie ranges- 5 <BR> Burned 500 cal (Run, bike, walk)- 10 <BR> = 33 <BR> That's 13 pts extra credit which puts me at a total of 17 pts extra credit! <BR> Excuse me while I cabbage patch. <BR> <BR> Yesterday Josh was looking at my points bo... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:47:55 EST The point system is a success!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043813 The battle of the muffin top is on!!!! <BR> I refuse to buy new pants because I'm too big for my ones I brought with me to Oregon. So I'm really happy this point system was an encouragement yesterday. <BR> I even ran a mile yesterday. I hate running. But it was points so I ran :) <BR> My goal is 25 pts each day but I got 30 so I have 5 towards my "extra credit". Shopping day I shall have you! <BR> Yesterdays points: <BR> Drink shake= 1 <BR> Blog= 3 <BR> Said no to a cinnamon roll and even th... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:47:24 EST Learning ideas from kids books ;p http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042434 The boys and I read this book called "Middle school- The worst years of my life" where the boy in the story decides to break every rule in the rule book. He puts points to each thing done and has to get a certain amount of points each day or he loses 1 of his 3 lives. So I told the boys "Lets make our own point book where we give ourselves points for things that improve what's important to us." <BR> So the boys point book is filled with things like practice karate or wake up on time or get ho... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 12:38:11 EST The breakdown of why my sister is still in the hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038863 My sister went in for stomach pains and they told her that her gallbladder was infected. <BR> They removed the galbladder. <BR> After my sister is sent home she starts feeling enough pain that she's passing out. She has a disease that mimics fibromyalgia so it takes a lot of pain to make her pass out. <BR> When they go back to the hospital she's told she's just constipated and they tell her she has to stay at the hospital till it passes. They make her walk for 3 days before they start to th... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:19:24 EST ready to scream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032586 I got to Cali on Friday. <BR> My sister had her gal bladder removed a few Weeks ago but she got worse instead of better. Friday they realized she was leaking bile so they put a stent in to keep the bike from going through the tear in the duct under the liver. At first they thought her clamps from the surgery had moved but that wasn't it. On Saturday they ended up having to pull 3.5 liters of fluid our of her. It literally looted like she was 9 months pregnant before they took it out. But th... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 02:59:00 EST In Cali for a family emergency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030178 Sorry, typing all this on my tiny phone do please excuse the typos. <BR> About 3 Weeks ago my sister was rushed to the hospital. Her gal bladder was infected and swollen so they had to remove it. She was out of the hospital before I even knew anything was going on. But after they released her she was right back in with bad cramping. My mom said she was constipated but my sisters Facebook said her insides were crushing each other. My sister can be a drama queen so I just prayed for her and hop... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 07:28:26 EST I feel like dancing across Portland right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028136 Last night I couldn't sleep. I had eaten bad the whole day. Both my husband and I are 2 car payments behind. We won't have enough for rent this month so we have to call my father in law. I was just sad. We're where I've wanted to live and things just aren't going right. <BR> <BR> So I finally fell asleep around 2 am and Sasha got me up to take her out at 6:45. <BR> <BR> I had told Josh I would go walk around and pass out resumes today while he watched the boys but honestly I just wanted t... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:41:23 EST Hiking hiking hiking HIKING!~!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024829 When I was about 9 years old my dad had just had his first angioplasty. He used to be really athletic (abusively athletic) so he had muscle damage that made it hard for him to do anything other than walking. He hated just walking. His doctor suggested hiking. But at the time we lived in Phx Arizona so the only time you could really go hiking (other than the dead middle of winter) and still be comfortable was at 5 in the morning and you had better be done by 6. My mom didn't want my dad to do ... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:43:55 EST Today started out uber duber awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023605 I slept great last night. I was cranky before bed so I was thinking my sleep would suck but it didn't. <BR> I got up and read a few chapters in the Bible and did my prayer (see, I'm sticking to the plan). <BR> Every morning, second thing, I take out Sasha. Apparently I'm the only person who can get her to go to the bathroom in the morning. I walked back in and announced I would be at the gym for an hour. To that my family responded with "Uhhhh whatever. Have fun?" They obviously don't unders... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:39:35 EST I will look like a manga girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021841 No I won't! That's not possible. <BR> #1 They're Asian... I'm... my dad's daughter (a.k.a. built like a linebacker and damn proud of it). <BR> #2 They're cartoons. No one has eyes that big. <BR> #3 Unless its extra skin being taken off, no plastic surgery for meeeee. <BR> <BR> I found a good Church here. They like to pray a lot which is cool because I believe in prayer. I almost feel bad that I pray about my weight when I should be praying about finances, my children, my husband, world pea... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:22:38 EST You know what? Yah... that's what. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020744 So sitting and pouting doesn't work. <BR> I've gone back to my sugar cravings. I stopped drinking my shakes because I felt like they were a waste of money if I was going to eat bad anyways. I stopped doing competitions with my facebook people. I stopped sparking. I'm not working. I stopped dancing. <BR> And I'm back up to 245. <BR> As much as I keep saying I want to go back to the weight loss I feel like my head is like <BR> "Yah!!!! Lets do this!!!! Woooooooooooo!" <BR> And then I go to m... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 14:29:39 EST I'm here but not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935752 I'm not leaving sparkpeople again. Just really behind on packing. And I was still working up until last night at the post office. But even though I'm off work, I only have 3 days left to pack and clean and I haven't even started cleaning. Ughhhhhh Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:14:14 EST The JoshMan turns 30 today, 5 years old tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920317 I keep teasing him today saying I'm a young girl in her 20's (I'm 29) married to an old man in his 30's and he does the little "Ugghhhh you" glare then sticks his tongue out at me. <BR> It's weird to think that he and I have been best friends for 16 years now and still act the same as when we first became friends. Even my mom was saying "I think your own kids are older than you two." <BR> And with us trying to eat better and getting out and exercising, it's like we just get younger and young... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:38:10 EST You're just now saying this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919082 I have some of the greatest friends in the world. They make me feel adored constantly. A few of them are calling me daily to hang out before I leave for Oregon. When they say they're sad I'm going, I believe them. <BR> <BR> But I'm getting a bunch of people that talk to me maybe about once a year that are saying "I'm going to be so sad when you go. We need to hang out." You are? Lol we don't talk other than facebook so why would you be sad? And I've asked you to come hang out with me dozens... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 15:25:43 EST Why I'm so excited about the new apartments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917674 To make a long story short, skip to the end... <BR> Over the last week, we drove from Fort Worth, Tx up to Portland, Or, drove around for 3 1/2 days looking for an apartment, then drove back to Fort Worth. I'm exhausted. BUT we did find an apartment. <BR> We spent the first 2 days looking for a 2 bedroom for us and a 1 bedroom for Josh's best friend who is moving up a half month after us. I thought it would be fun but doing it for more than a day at a time SUCKS. <BR> We found a 2 bedroom t... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 12:07:45 EST It looks like my wish is coming true http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917106 I'm most likely going to be a stay at home mom again. We just got back from Portland, Oregon. Josh's transfer up there is FINAL!! Which means we will be out there on the 27th to stay. Downside to that is that I can't transfer with the post office. I've put in for a leave of absence which means if they have a position come up there I can take it, but for right now they only have carrier positions and I'm not leaving my kids at home alone during the day. <BR> So Josh and I have been talking ab... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 00:35:24 EST I have a confession to make http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793608 I was so flippin burned out on this weight loss thing. I hit my second goal and then basically said effitall. For some people that may be healthy but for me it's extremely dangerous. I was going back to eating foods I shouldn't at least 4 times a week, upsizing meals at our favorite food places and thinking it was ok because it wasn't fast food, not exercising. A lot of the exercise was from getting plantar faciitis, but there's a lot of exercises I could have done. And they took Hustle down ... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:31:13 EST We talked it out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732861 Josh never calls into work... never... and he did today. He got half way there, called his manager, said he had a family emergency that he just couldn't deal with at work. The good thing is he works for a company that acknowledges that he's a good employee and told him no biggie, come in tomorrow instead. <BR> We ended up talking from 9 this morning until noon when we went out to lunch and then talked while we were there. Then we came home and took a nap together till HE got up to get the bo... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:17:30 EST One of those rare moments where hubby is a turdhead. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731757 Insomnia!!! Not really. It's just one night of not sleeping. But it bothers me because I really can't sleep all day tomorrow and I don't want to be falling asleep at work tomorrow night. <BR> So tonight everything is hunky dorrry as normal with Josh and I. I love my husband. He's the best thing to ever happen to me. We lay down in bed and he's got a cold so I'm being a comforting wife and rubbing his back. Then he tells me his back is hurting him. He's very tall with very bad posture so I've... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 03:50:34 EST Even girls can be the bigger man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4721591 I've been reading "Push" by Chalene Johnson. It's a self help book to try and get your ideas going and teaches you how to take things in steps. I bought it because the author is my shero. But I'm reading it because it's good so far. Anyways after each chapter is homework that you do. <BR> Yesterdays homework was to list 10 things you would like to accomplish within 12 months, but things you really have to step out of your comfort zone to do. I got 6 right away that I want want want want want... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 08:55:43 EST I've lost 100 lbs :) :) :) :) :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4717099 TMI but during my period I gain weight the week before and then the week of I drop like crazy. The week after I usually go back up 2 or 3 lbs though. <BR> So a few days ago I was at 212. Last night I decided to hop on the scale after my shower right before work and it was exactly 205. That's 100 lbs lost. <BR> Today I was back up at 206 so I can't technically say I've lost the full 100 lbs but the scale said it, even if it was just for one night so I'm keeping it. <BR> I really only had ti... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:26:32 EST My cousin makes me cringe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4712804 I had to stop following my cousin on Facebook. She went from really good kid to I just just wanna open a can of kick butt on her. She's very self destructive. She treats my aunt like crap. My aunt is disabled, no money, terrified every day that she'll be homeless. My cousin had a party around maybe half a year ago in the house that they were about to sell and DESTROYED IT. I mean holes in the wall, cement down drains, furniture torn up, stuck random things down chimney pipes, pulled down fixt... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:35:54 EST Sexy and I know it!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4710579 My blog is boring today so here's links to my 2 favorite songs to dance to <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyx6JDQCslE </link> LmFAo <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLnr2u_nj10&<BR>ob=av2n </link> Boa <BR> Trying to make up my own zumbaish dance video to the boa song that I can teach and show you guys. <BR> <BR> My kids and I are busy transforming the garage today as my new workout room. And we're putting up storage shelves so that when I'm done working out, we can put stuff up... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:17:09 EST OH HOW HAPPY THE GARAGE WOULD MAKE ME!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4709104 I want the garage. <BR> A while back we had talked about making it into a fitness area and he said if I cleaned it out I could have it. But I never got access to a truck. Today he cleaned out the whole thing and I really really really want it for working out in. It's perfect space for me to dance in and the floor is perfect for what I need to do. And I can put our tv that we dont' care about in there so if someone broke in they would just get a crappy tv. And and AND I could invite friends o... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:29:39 EST Parafango body wrap from heaven! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707589 For Christmas Josh got me a spa certificate for a swedish massage and a parafango body wrap. It kept getting put off and getting put off but today I finally used it. <BR> A little story here that has nothing to do with the wrap- while getting ready I got out of the shower and realized I left my duffel bag with hair brush and everything in the car. So I ran to my closet for a pair of pajama pants to toss on so I could walk outside. I didn't want to get down a clean pair to put on for just a f... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:24:58 EST Got my blood panel back :) :) :) :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4705716 I'm within range on my HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I first started my doctor was concerned I was going to have a heart attack at any time. My HDL was a 31 and my dad had his last heart attack in his mid 20 lvl HDL and my brother had his at a 27. After the first 40 lbs lost mine went up to a 36 and my doctor wasn't happy about it. Then I lost this last 55 lbs and now it's a 47. A 47 DO YOU HEAR ME A 47!!!!! In range is higher than 46. 47 is higher than 46!!!! I feel like scre... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:02:24 EST No really, your life isn't ending http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4705531 Today I saw a news article in my paper about a friend I had in high school. She moved to the same city I did about the same time and we didn't know about it. My dad told me she was here so I found her on facebook. <BR> In junior high she was pretty much the most popular girl in my grade level. My dad played racket ball with her dad so when I switched to her school in 8th grade she took me under her wing. It was like getting a free ticket to first class because I was the new girl and got to s... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:52:53 EST its not a zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702886 My husband is my absolute favorite person in the world. What I love most about him are his messups... because they're cute and I can tell everyone and he goes "Babe! Why did you tell them!" and I say "Sorry" and give a pouty face and then he laughs and walks off... <BR> <BR> Anyways my favorite snack that I just recently found is Chayote Squash. It's the best. There's no prep to it. Just wash it and slice into it, skin and all. There's a seed in the middle but it's part of the flesh and it ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:41:27 EST I crashed into a dog :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4701580 I was out rollerblading today to try and get in some exercise before my husband and I go out tonight. Normally I do class on Tuesdays but I wouldn't have had time. There's this park by our house that I love that has a trail that's exactly 1.6 miles so when you turn around you'll have done a 5k. So I figured I'd rollerblade it twice and do a 10k. There's a downhill part on it that's a pretty steep decline for someone on wheels. It's very hard to stop and it was hell going back up it. <BR> Whi... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:39:41 EST That's how I roll http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699648 One of my goals that I set around the beginning of my weight loss journey was to start rollerblading again. I did it as a kid. I would rollerblade about 15 miles 3 times a week over to my sisters apartment. That seems like a ways but honestly it only took me about 2 hours. While my over achieviness is not going to get me 15 miles, I'm shooting for 10. <BR> <BR> Today I did 2 miles in 15 min. I would like to say my kids did it too but I'm even happier to announce that I lapped them multiple ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:52:42 EST Admitting to a binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4694197 Don't worry, things are ok. Just had a bad anxiety attack today. Life is good. Even better now than it was earlier. Just want all of you to know that I love you, even if you come with flaws. <BR> Redshoes suggested I say what threw me off... <BR> My anniversary was awesome after the makeover yesterday. I talked with Josh and he understands my concerns about my skin and made me feel a lot better about it. A friend I had talked to yesterday wanted to come over and get the details and see my ma... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:04:33 EST tmi EXTREMELY private, need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691104 With losing this weight I've become more confident being naked around Josh somewhat but I'm still not good at the... sexy stuff with the lights on. This morning he was being weird and I kept telling him I wanted to know why he was being so different. He wasn't being mean, he was just acting unusual. I had to take the kids to school and head to the gym for my class so I told him to give me a call if he needed to talk about anything. Right before I was supposed to walk into class he sends me a ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:22:33 EST I shoplifted *facepalm* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4682564 Not fully though. I turned around when I realized what I did. I had just done 2 hours of cardio (not supposed to do that, I know). I was EXHAUSTED! But on Sunday after class I always go to the grocery store. We only needed about 20$ worth of stuff so it wasn't a huge run. At the end I realized I forgot the Chayote squash I love so we went back to get it. The produce is right by the door. So what do I do? I forget why I was going to the produce section and forget I had groceries and completely... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:39:49 EST Why do I apologize during a pelvic ultrasound? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678799 Don't you hate it when you have to pay money to be completely embarrassed? I had to get a pelvic exam. We're checking in on my lovely ovaries that just don't like to act right. So the first one is a reg ultrasound where I had to have a full bladder... don't ask me, it was in the instructions. It was like a baby ultrasound and I had a ton of those with the boys so no prob. Me and the technician got all chatty Cathy. But right before she rubbed that goo all over my belly for the ultrasound she ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:08:56 EST Show me your warrior face http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676436 One of the girls in my FB group decided to hold a "show me your warrior face" competition. <BR> She and I had a conversation about Bodypump, which is my favorite weights class. I had told her that it's based on Maori principals of Kia Kaha. When our instructor sees us struggling she yells Kia Kaha (Be strong) and we yell it back with an added "Ooohah" which from me sounds more like ughhhhh because I'm half dead mid class. <BR> So because we both like the principal of the maori live strong, ... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:15:11 EST Sometimes peoples responses confuse me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674409 I have a few friends that are taking prescriptions for weight loss that come with a side effects and warning label a mile long. Half of these prescriptions I think should come along with their own lawyer number tagged at the bottom so your family can sue when you're 50 lbs less... but dead. "It's ok, my doctor is watching me on it." If a doctor is willing to prescribe you something that is bad for your body, why are you willing to trust that same doctor to "watch" you? Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:20:58 EST tips for going homeopathic without going into debt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4672096 I didn't realize how negative my last post seemed. Here's a few ideas that have saved me tons of money. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:10:45 EST She wanted to see my hoohaw and take my money http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671806 No, not all homeopathic doctors are like this Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:35:59 EST A question for those of you with PCOD or PCOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4669167 I go to see my gyno tomorrow. My back pain because of the cysts has been getting worse and my doctor is concerned because my weight loss should have helped the condition. So even though I didn't want to go on birth control, she wants me to go on it now. My biggest concern is that if I did want to have kids later, even though it's already hard for me to get pregnant now, would certain types of birth control make my chances even worse? and the weight gain that comes with certain birth controls.... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:47:43 EST Sometimes I'm ashamed of how I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666833 I have a friend from work who should be a model. She just turned 50 and looks like she should be in her mid 20's. At our breaks she talks about her husband and his military time. He still holds a contract job with the military so he's always out on base. <BR> A few days ago she added me to her facebook. Today she posted up a picture of her husband and grandaughter. <BR> I don't know why but it blew me out of the water that he was a very large guy. <BR> It was kind of a mix of how she looks ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:59:02 EST It isn't failing!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652560 A few months ago I tried doing an online weight loss challenge with friends. Out of over 20 signing up, only 4 followed through. And two of them gained weight. So I felt like a failure. This time I made it fitness based. Out of 13 signing up 13 of them are daily tracking. I had said I wanted to motivate and I feel like I'm actually doing it. And it's motivating me to do better at my own goal. It's like a circle of good. This is going to be a great month. I'M SO HAPPY!!! <BR> <BR> As for the ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 21:37:16 EST It's on like Don King Kong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4649039 I have to say that because my hair is all wacky today. I had to tame it down just to get it into pig tails. <BR> So I wasn't so good over the holidays. I'm not making excuses. I said I was going to enjoy my 90 lost and try to maintain and as of this morning I was 216lbs so I did that. <BR> I started a challenge on facebook with my fitness group. I was so happy when I woke up this morning and saw that they were already posting and getting excited about their workouts. So I've decided that ev... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:20:03 EST Don't forget your instructor this season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641886 I don't get paid for assistant training. In fact I'm not even supposed to be doing it. But an instructor friend of mine is trying to help me get out of my shell and show me I can do this. Not only have I found a little extra confidence in myself but I've come to learn a little more about the instructors I have and what kind hearted people they are. The greatest joy I have in instructing is watching people get into the class and smile and make noise. But when a person comes up after the class ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:02:01 EST