KELLY130's SparkPeople Blog KELLY130's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Go away plague!! <img src=""> <BR> The plague is finally retreating. This has been a really tough month. I've had the full blown flu for the last week and a half. I haven't been eating much of anything, and no exercise. I am finally starting to feel human again. I am going to try to get to the gym today to lift and on Friday I will be taking a fitness class when my kids go into their dance class. I will prob have to wear silas but ... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:15:11 EST Enough already This week is a bust. My kids are sick. Pink eye bronchitis and double ear infection. It is making getting any time to myself impossible. I want to go to the gym even if it's for half an jpur, but it's been to the point where I can't even work a full day because the kids are so needy. I need a clone. Wed, 6 Jan 2016 20:33:48 EST First week of the new year So it starts this week. Today is tough. So cold outside. Home w 3 kids. Baby only wants me. I end up glued to couch bc he wants to nurse. Cannot wait to go back to work tomorrow. At least tonight is bowling so o can get out and move around a little Sun, 3 Jan 2016 13:09:29 EST 6 months post baby <img src=""> <BR> 6 months post baby. Trying to take some time for me to eat healthy and get in at least some form of exercise between all the nursing. It's really a struggle with baby 3, as I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old vying for my attention and a helpless little guy that needs me constantly. I joined the gym this week and I am going to hope for 3 times a week. Trying to figure out a safe calorie range t... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:46:41 EST finally feeling human again and ready to tackle month 4 so 8 days of the most horrible stomach flu known to man, and i finally feel human again. i can eat!!!! YAY!!!!!! i am still not really eating a lot in fear of retriggering bouts of horrible stomach lurches. <BR> <BR> so today i drank most of my protein shake for breakfast and i am enjoying some jasmine tea. still havent gone near coffee in over a week. i miss it, however i am scared of it, much like i am scared of vegetables and pretty much anything with fiber in it. lunch will be som... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:59:02 EST gatorade cleanse well since i cant keep food in my body, i have decided i will (involuntarily) go on a gatorade cleanse. what is on my cleanse? 1. gatorade. 2. tea. 3. more gatorade. 4. pizzelle cookies (oddly enough, the only food since last saturday that has not had me running for the bathroom). <BR> <BR> main goal is to keep hydrated. replenish some of the electrolytes that i have lost. second goal is to loosen up my chest congestion. if my cleanse works all day, perhaps i will add in some chicken ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:31:47 EST still so sick ugh. this stupid stomach bug is still killing me. i havent been able to keep food inside me since saturday. i am steadily losing pounds, although not in a good way!!! i havent worked out since saturday morning. <BR> i have no appetite whatsoever, the only thing that doesnt have me running to the bathroom is gatorade. i tried to eat dinner last night, but it ended in disaster. i cant even keep toast in. not sure how much more of this i can take. just trying to keep hydrated so that i... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:39:28 EST how many sick days do i take? ugh. it wont end. my stomach bug is still kicking. on top of that i have a sinus something or other, causing a runny nose, hacking up plegm and cough. its really pleasnt. <BR> <BR> As you can imagine, i am not hungry. at all. today i had some tea, some ginger ale, and sprung for a large orange julius. at least the cold feels good on my throat. I packed the gym clothes, but i dont know if it is silly to even try to work out feeling as terrible as i do. i have been doing so great that... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:00:51 EST stomach bug is a great weight loss tool this weekend i felt like poo. literally. i woke up saturday with sinuses acting less than stellar. its ok. dealing with it. then sunday i woke up with the worst stomach flu. i lost 2 pounds yesterday!! 2!!!!! and today, i have less than no appetite. ifeel weak and tired. and my sinuses still hurt. i have eaten 6 strawberries, an orange, a large diet mountain dew and half a protein shake. oh and a tiny cheese. soooo i think i am prob gonna be down a bit more today too. the idea of s... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:07:59 EST getting back to normal After the last 2weeks of rollerncoaster emotions, things have calmed down. Finished the home inspection and appraisal on our condo. Signing p&s tomorrow. Msde an offer on a house we love. Its accepted. Home inspection on Monday then we sign p&s. It all happened so fast! We love love love it. <BR> <BR> So now I got to go to the gym mon tues and weds. I feel good. I've been eating pretty good. I am starting to get comments on my appearancr. Even my mom said I look good(she hasa habit of tel... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:47:19 EST finally some calm this past week has been bad for my healthy living. sometimes you need to just live though and deal with what is going on in life. lets see.... this past week, we had 2 showings, 2 offers, an accepted offer on our condo, a third showing that just showed up while we were eating dinner (they had the date wrong!?!?!), a 2 year olds birthday, a 2 year old photo shoot, a day of looking at houses, a 2 year old birthday party at chuck e cheese, a home inspection, negotiations after the home inspect... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:26:05 EST whirlwind week. So far this week has been crazy. We got 2offers on Sunday for the condo. We countered and on Monday accepted one. Saturday is the inspection. Crazy how fast its going. We have been looking through houses online like crazy. We are visiting 4 on Saturday. So excited. On top of all of that,tomorrow my little adrianna turns 2! So we have her party Sunday at chuck e cheese. So I will be running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I missed the gym on Sunday because of showings. Chances are ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:52:55 EST selfies in hollister Its the last few hours of week 9. We have been scrambling all day to do last minute repairs and cleaning to our condo. 2 showings tomorrow. Please please someone buy it. I want to move so bad. The showings will screw up my workouts. I'm hoping its warm so I can go for a quick jog and at least get some cardio in. Bowling is tomorrow night but that isn't exactly rigorous. Forays workout was laughable. I wantedto run then lift. Welllll...... 6 minutes into my run my water bottle flies off the t... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 22:22:40 EST frustrated this week has been super frustrating. I am staying right in the calorie target. i am kicking butt at the gym. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH MY SCALE!!! <BR> <BR> on Saturday i weighed myself and i was down 14 pounds, which was right where i should be. then armegeddon happened. sunday, i was up 3 pounds. monday, i went down half a pound. tuesday i went down half a pound. today i am down another pound or so. but STILL UP A HALF POUND FROM LAST SATURDAY!!!! ahhhhh. its like this whole... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:56:10 EST mooooootivation it already tuesday. day 3 of workouts in week 9. insane i have made it this far. my eating has been high this week. i am overall hungrier. not sure if it is because i am working out so much, or if it is craving comfort food in this never ending winter. <BR> <BR> its march. shouldnt it be warmer than 7 out in the morning? really? <BR> <BR> my little babys birthday is next week. i cant beleive she is already 2. every day with her is amazing. and i am finally down below my prebaby we... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:34:35 EST so much progress in only 8 weeks! I feel amazing. Today is the end of 8 weeks. At the beginning of january I was dpilling out of size 14 pants. I had 0 self esteem. I was getting winded walking into court. I couldn't run at all. <BR> I've been eating right! And eorking out 6 days a week. My progress is insane. Yesterday I ran 3 miles in 40 minutes. Today I got on the scale and I've already lost about 14 pants. My size 10 pants are zipping. I have tons of eneregy. I love going to the gym. My skin is getting clear. I love comp... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:03:18 EST week 8 is great halfway through week 8. feeling great. i have been to the gym every day so far this week. i have not had to deal with a blizzard yet. (3 days no blizzard? ill take it!!) <BR> <BR> ive been eating right on track. i have been excersizing. Even though my monthly visitor is tormenting me this week, i am still down another half pound as of today. not too shabby for being bloated and uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> some interesting exercize observations. i use the elliptical pretty regularly. i ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:24:10 EST week 7 all done Today is my last day of week 7. I am excited ti see the scale sliding down. This week I really didn't meet my workout goals at all but the scsle moved almost every day. This morninbg I was doen a whole pound from yesterday. <BR> <BR> It was awesome to actually get to the gym today. I did 32 minutes on the elliptical, a full circuit, 15 minutes jogging and 17 minutes walking. I fely really good after. And it was nice to see by 10 am I was at 9000steps. <BR> <BR> So tomorrow begins week 8.... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:06:05 EST struggling through week 7... this past week i am stuggling to keep up with my goals. its been dreadful. part of it is the temptation. valentines day brought all sorts of treats into my house. fondue... cupcakes... chocolates.... the weather isn't helping. today they are predicting the 4th snow storm in the last 6 days. it is making it impossible for me to get to the gym. last night it was so awful getting home from work, i left my kids at my moms house, and drove straight home, where it took me over 2 hours to get... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:26:57 EST evil evil weekend So this weekend has been a temltation nightmare. Frjday was vday so I ,any bad things including fondue for dinner. And doug went to crumbs and brought us fancy cupcakes for dessert. <BR> <BR> Then Saturday was my cousins baby's first bday party. I opted out if swimming and made my mlm go in the pool with the kids. Lol. My couson had pizza, salads,mixed berries for lunch and of course bday cake. <BR> <BR> Then I made the chocolate fondue last night. (I had bougbt all the stuff and ... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:06:22 EST Happy valentines day!! Happy valentines day!!! My favorite day of the year centered on chocolate. Mmmm chocolate. I already bought myself a box of Russell stover creams that I am hoarding in my cabinet. I know my husband won't get them. I had one yesterday. A raspberry cream. Soooo yummy. <BR> <BR> Today I was super bad so far. The damn dunkin donuts commercials have had me drooling talking about brownie batter and cookie dough donuts. I caved and had a boston creme this morning. I feel so bad about it. I can ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:57:07 EST funny week at the gym this week is a gym train wreck for me. it all started on monday.... <BR> <BR> i went to the gym, layed in the tanning bed for 10 mins. got out. got dressed in my gym clothes. put on my socks. put on one show. where was my other shoe? <BR> <BR> i scrambled figuring it fell in the tanning room somewhere. no dice. my sneaker was at home laying in my bedroom floor. someone knocked it out of my gym bag!! so no work out monday. <BR> <BR> then comes tuesday. i packed sweats for a nice wor... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:12:14 EST 6 weeks and i am noticing positive changes!!!! last night was bowling. usually by sunday night i am exhausted. no energy. but i felt so good. i was having a blast. and i bowled the best game of my career (which i say in jest!!). my average is a 103. i am usually pretty consistently a 90-110 bowler. last night, i bowled a 111, a 151, and then a 146!!!! crazy!!!!i feel like the lifting is helping me with throwing the ball where i want it to go. :) it was hot hot hot. <BR> <BR> so i definately am excited that my clothes are growin... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:23:28 EST starting week 6! Beginning week 6. I ambproud of myself. I really had been working hard. Last night was an awesome treat. The food was so yummy. It was great to get out on a Saturday night eithout my kids. It was fun to go dance afterwards at sakura to the flock. All in all a wonderful night with my friends. <BR> <BR> This morning inwoke up feeling a little hungover and dehydrated. But I got right up amd went to the gym. Did 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 on the treadmill. After that I went to the supe... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 15:37:24 EST exciting weekend This weekend is going to be busy. I git up early today and hit the gym. 15 mins on the ellipical, then 35 minutes circuit training and 40 minutes walking on the treafmill (2.3) miles. Very good start to my day. <BR> <BR> I am home now, gonna shower, give the kids a bubble bath and hopefully take them to seefrozen today. Hopefully its still in the theaters by us! <BR> Tonight I get a nighy out! We are going to the armsby abbey with a bunch of friends. Yummmmm. I'm totally going to esat som... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 09:44:43 EST snow day scramble Today is a huge snowstorm. All the courts in ma got cancelled (which never happens). So I actually got to stay in with the kids. <BR> <BR> Today is my circuit and cardio day at the gym. There is no way I am going to be able to go.I'm home alone all day with the babies. Once douggets home it will be after 6, so time for dinner, baths for kids, and their bedtime. So no time for me today :( which double stinks because thursdays are my bad day, with toris afternoon dance class so I never make i... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:18:22 EST best motivator ever!!! so i love love love love my fitbit. i am super competitive by nature and i am having such a good time competiting with myself, to walk 10000 steps, to burn 2400 calories a day, to walk/run 5 miles a day. its really cool to have goals like that every day and be able to see exactly how you stack against them, <BR> <BR> i also really like how it automatically adds in the extra calories i have burned every day, doing things that you dont really consider exercise.... carrying laundry up the s... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:21:09 EST Week 5!!! I made it through all of January and am on to february. I am loving my fit bit!!! it makes me feel so good to log 10000 steps in a day. and days like today (where so far i have been in court and in the car and now at my office desk) it totally makes me want to get in my gym so i can get moving. <BR> <BR> I feel like i have been really pushing. it makes me so happy. This weekend, i ran both saturday and sunday. i got to 1.75 miles on sunday. :) every day a little more. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:24:11 EST Saturday Saturday Today has been okay. I was up early and went to the gym. Ran 1.5 miles on the treadmilk, did 15 minutes on the elliptical, and then did weights. I'm feeling better running. Its not such a struggle every day. If I keep at it I know its the best way to get in shape. <BR> <BR> The fit bit is cool. I got past 10000 steps today. That's probably a good thing. It has the calorie range super low. It starts at like 800 calories for the day then gives you extra if you work out. Its definately way... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 16:22:04 EST breaking in my fitbit Doug got me a fitbit for my bday. Its pretty neat. I like hoe it keeps track of steps aand how many calories you are burning. Today I have takrn nearly 9000 steps! It seems like a crazy lot! <BR> <BR> It give you a calorie goal/ tracker for the day and I am pretty consistent between this site and the fitbit site. I set it to lose 2 pounds a week. If I do it, I will hot my goal by june 3! <BR> <BR> Doug bought a battery yore the scale today awesome except that it needs 2. Hopefully for the... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:32:41 EST Happy birthday to me!!!! It's my birthday. I am 35! Holy cow. That seems so old to me!!!! 35! Ahhhhhhhhhhh <BR> <BR> So today I have court, stopping in my office, going to get the girls a little early, probably have a little party with them and my mom, then bringing tori to dance class, and finally home for aBout 630. Wicked exciting birthday. Not even time for the gm or tanning :( boo!!!! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:34:29 EST blue hair special Cait took me out for lunch today to celebrate my birthday tomorrow. We stumble upon this nice little place near the office. When we walked in it was the twilight zone. We were the youngest there. By at least 30 years. Everyone was over 70 around us. Pancake makeup. Teased up hair. Oh my. <BR> <BR> The food was good. I orderd aa chicken broccoli calzone and ate about 1/4 of it. It was really yummy loaded with broccoli, onions and tomatoes. And chicken. Not sure if I tracked even close t the... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:47:23 EST Calm before the storm Oh boy. My trial is today. I got up at 430 am so I could bring the kids I my mom, drive into Boston with tragic and park in the early bird garage (which costs $18 a day instead of $50). <BR> <BR> So far I've eaten 1/4 of a honeydew melon and some coffee with fat free half and half. For gettig up so early I'm surprise I am not more hungry. I packed all sorts of wonderful things to much on of I have a second.... Special K protein bars, fiber 1 brownie snack, an orange, and some laughing cow ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:30:06 EST not looking forward to this week.... this week i anticipate to be a big blip on my new year new kelly plan. lets list the ways. <BR> <BR> 1. i got my friendly monthly visitor and i feel bloated, crabby and all i want is chocolate <BR> 2. I have a jury trial tomorrow in boston. it will suck up my entire day and i will most likely have to leave my house at like 4 am and probably wont get home until 7 pm. and i will not have time to work out. and i will most likely get stuck eating crappy courthouse food or takeout from somew... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:27:28 EST week 4! So today starts week 4. To celebrate 3 weeks I got new sneakers yesterday. Really sweet nikes that make the gym even more fun. <BR> <BR> Today was a cardio day. 27 minutes on the elliptical. I did 5 minutes on the machines bc I hadn't been able to fine the thigh press machines and discovered them this morning. (They were not done yesterday in my total circuit). So it was a nice easy Sunday morning. <BR> <BR> I had a nice breakfast. A half protein shake and half a bowl of kashi. Adrian... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:36:50 EST cheater! I went to the gym this am. I took advsntage of the free wifi and streamed one tree hill while I worked out. The 35 minutes of hell on the elliptical flee by. Good to know. <BR> <BR> I am super grumpy today. I am tired of winter. Tired of the unbeleivble cold we have had. Sick of being in the house all the time. Bored. I need some sunshine. Really really bad. Its killing my mood. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:31:16 EST Friday Friday Friday friday Can you tell I'm happy its Friday?I'm tired. For a short week it has beenwicked stressful. All early days for work. Out of the house by 530 every morning. Don't get home til 630 most nights. Must make dinner take care of kids clean house do laundry and get to bedat reasonable hour. So I am def looking forward to sleeping til 8 or so. That will be nice. <BR> <BR> I want to plan something fun with the kids thisweekend but it is supposed to snow Saturday again and be sickly cold. So that rules... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:22:29 EST feeling low today Today was a bust. Its thursdayso no time for the gym. So no extra calories burned. And we went out for lunch. So instead of a 200 calorie lunch it was a 700 calorie lunch. Which threw my intentions to eat really low today off. I ffinished just under 1300 calories. Damn mexican food. Its just so hard to say no! I tried to be good. One serving of tortilla chips. I even counted. Fresh street tacos. Heavenly. They are grilled chicken tacos with chopped cabbage, lettuce, caramelized onions and sal... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:53:24 EST blizzard was a bust!! i woke up at 530 this morning, ready for a treacherous commute. doug said last night he would take the kids down to my moms since he has 4wd in his car and i dont. when we got out to the cars, there was half an inch of snow!!! i didn't even have to swipe it off because it blew right off when i backed up. <BR> <BR> i felt bad doug was up that early, to drive thekids, but it was actually sleeping in for me, so there was no way i could do it. instead, i went back inside after they left, ate ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:30:19 EST no snow yet... The snow is holding off which is good. I left work around 12:30, went to the gym, tanned, did a 32 minute session on the elliptical, picked up the kids, drove home, at a late lunch, chugged a protein shake and stilk saw no snow. It seems like its starting now so hopefully it will all come down and and get plowed away and not give me a hellish commute. Let's home. <BR> <BR> This week had been great. I've gone to the gym every day so far! I'm hoping to do 6 days this week. I feel like I've be... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:03:38 EST Blizzard!! Oh no!! So apparently we are getting a surprise foot of snow today! Oh joy! Like my commute isn't bad enough. Hopefully I am out of court quickly and can get a few hours in my office today. I really would like to make it to the gym, but I'm not that optimistic. I don't want to get stuck in the snow with the kids on the way home tonight. Boooo. Way to screw up my week weather!!! I need an elliptical in my house! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:29:06 EST tough to stay motivated with a3 day weekend Weekends are my downfall. Week days I stick to a schedule. I limit what I have at worj so I don't snack. I go to the gym when I leave work. My calories stay in my desired range. <BR> <BR> Then the weekend hits. We order takeout. We do activities and eat on the go. We are home munching. Itsso much harder to stay on track. <BR> <BR> Then cimes the 3 day weekend. Which are wonderful. Except for keeping on track! A whole extra day of temptations and changes ti my schedule. At least I managed ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:22:40 EST week 3 kickoff Happysunday!its officially the beginning of week 3 for me. I woke up early and went t the gym for 45 minutes light cardio. I did 29 minutes on the elliptical and walked 26 minutes on the treadmill at an incline. I was sore from my weight training yesterday so I didn't push myself too hard but I did make sure to burn 300 ccalories with cardio.bowling is tonight so it will be additional cardio minutes. Yay! <BR> <BR> Breakfast today was a yummy protein shake. Chocolate protein powder, froze... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:51:28 EST oh snowy day Happy Saturday! Its a long weekend too! Yay! Its snowing, which I didn't really expect. So we are stuck in the house. <BR> <BR> Its good I got up early and went to the gym. I started running and was able to run a 12 minute mile! I am really happy with that! After running I did 17 minutes on the elljptical to get 30 minutes of cardio in, then did a 30 minute circuit with the weight machines. All together a pretty good workout. <BR> <BR> I also used the massage bed with was nice. This pas... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:18:53 EST Friday night chinese food We got chinese. I tried to log but its tough. I didn't measure exact amounts. I couldnt fine values for my chicken finger or steak on a stick. I def went over but not terrible. Its okay. I enjoyed it and I'm prohd that I didn't pig out. Today was awful. I left for work at 445 am a d got home at 645 pm. I didn't make it to the gym. It was a wash owell. Tomorrow is Saturday. I will get up early. I will go to the gym. I will eathealthy and reach my goals. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:04:00 EST pushing through the week its already thursday!! so far i have done 3 days at the gym, although not as intense as i would like because i am coughing as much as an emphazema patient. THats okay though. every little bit is taking the fat out of my belly. <BR> <BR> i am doing pretty good on the food this week. yesterday i was a little higher than i would have liked because cait and i went for mexican for lunch. i did really good though. i got the 1 item combo with rice, and only ate 2/3 of my enchilada. i felt sup... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:22:37 EST Week 2 starting off with a cough So I am now in week 2 of new year new kelly. I finished week 1 off AWESOME!! one bad day, but the rest full of lots of excersize and excellent eating choices. This week, I woke up Sunday with the plague. I am pretty sure i have asthmatic bronchitis. blech. So i have been taking my dayquil and nyquil and drinking lots of tea and water, and delsym, and trying to get better. <BR> <BR> Sunday, I spent most of the day in bed coughing. I had tickets to see once in boston, so i did drag mys... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:35:36 EST eaters remorse I did awesome all week. Until Friday night came along. Last night was dougs holiday party for work. It was at the boston aquarium. Open bar. Amazing appies. Delicious entrees. I feel like a cow. I had wine. I had little puff pastries fill with raspberry and brie. Spring rolls with lobster and duck confit. Mini crab cakes. Beef tenderloin. Udon noodles. Little cups of kaluha chocolate foam. Heavenly. I tried to log calories but it was near impossible. I went way over for the day. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:48:37 EST one day at a time!! today is day 3 in new year new kelly. I am doing so good!!!!! I have had a deficit of 8-800 and 1100 calories so far, so i am on track for -2 pounds per week. not that it matters because planet fitness "judgment free zone" DOES NOT HAVE A SCALE!?!?!?! what the efffff? i had someone ask and legit, they do not have a scale. looks like i need to suck it up and buy one myself. or batteries for the one in my bathroom. <BR> <BR> so yesterday i started running. i did a 14 minute mile (totally ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:05:47 EST 1 day down so I went to the gym yesterday!!! Yay!!!! I started off tanning. it felt so so amazing. this minus 10 degree weather is killing me. its nice to actually feel warm and happy!!!! <BR> <BR> after the tanning, i did 15 minutes on the elliptical, then did circuit training. not a bad first day at the gym. <BR> <BR> when i left it was free pizza day!! i did have some pizza, but skipped the tootsie rolls. and I stayed under my calorie range!! yay me. <BR> <BR> so today has been okay so far. ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:02:07 EST