KELLY281's SparkPeople Blog KELLY281's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Bodybugg...I've got some questions about it Today I ordered a bodybugg online. I have a friend who is very fit and has used one (many) several times. She says that she was the most fit while using her bodybugg. I've been thinking about getting one for a while now and my friends words of wisdom about hers pushed me over the edge and I finally bought one. I'm really hoping that by spending over $100 on it that it will push me to workout even more regularly and to watch what I eat. I'm super excited about getting started with it. I hope i... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:55:24 EST It's a love hate thing I finally got back into the gym today after being sick for a week. I have to admit, exercise and I have a love hate relationship. Sometimes I really have to work up enough motivation to get up and workout. Sometimes I dread doing it. But after every workout I feel great. I'm always so happy that I made it to the gym and I just feel good all around. Now that I'm feeling better I need to get another streak going with my workouts. I've got high hope for the rest of the week. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:09:18 EST Sick, sick, sick After spending 3.5 days sick, I'm finally starting to feel better. I hate being sick and this one was a doosey, totally stuck in bed for 2 days. <BR> <BR> Of course I had to get sick after a great 5 day streak of workouts. But I'm not going to let that get me down. I'm going to take it easy for a few more days then hopefully get back to my workout by Monday. <BR> <BR> Back to bed I go. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:46:08 EST Feeling great already I'm feeling great already! I've revamped my Spark Page, weighed myself for the beginning of this new me process, made healthier choices in my food today and spent 50 minutes in the gym today. <BR> <BR> I know I'm going to have slip ups and bad days and days where I just don't have it in me to go to the gym and workout but I feel like I'm off to a great start and for once I'm actually excited about losing weight and changing my life. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:31:30 EST I'm ready for a new beginning and a new me I'm back...again... <BR> <BR> It's a new year which means it's time for another new years resolution, except, I once again have the same resolution that I have had for the last 5 years, to lose weight. I was recently told, "if you're serious about losing weight do it now because it's even harder once you turn 30". I'll be 30 in 2.5 years, I don't want to be fighting with my weight when I turn 30. I'd rather be thinking about my career, which is well on it's way and possibily looking to get i... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 01:18:37 EST Gallstones?!? Its only February and this year hasn't exactly been the best. First I hurt my back and that lasted about a week and a half. Then I was super sick which lasted 2 weeks. Then a week and a half ago I had to go to the ER because I thought I was having a horrible anxiety attack...which turned out to be gallstones! For the past few years I've been having what I thought were anxiety attacks but i guess I was wrongly diagnosed. Gallstones. I've never been in so much pain as I was that Monday a few we... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 20:05:28 EST Food log So I successfully tracked my food for a week. I must admit towards the end of the week I got tired of writing everything down but it was a real eye opener for me. I've learned that portion control meant nothing in my life before tracking my food. I was eating absurd amounts of food and hardly even realizing it. I also noticed that when I ate at home (even when I went out for dinner) I did really good. At home I cooked pretty healthy meals and when I was out I tried to eat relatively healthy t... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:31:59 EST Eye Opener I was reading an article the other day about food logs. It said that in a study that was done people who logged what they ate lost more weight than those who didn't log. I decided that I am going to log everything (other than water) that goes into my mouth. I started this morning with breakfast and have continued throughout dinner. I also logged the times that I've eaten because I know that plays a role in weight loss too. I must admit, logging what I eat makes me very conscious of what I eat... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 22:18:41 EST Wii Fit! So because I'm still sick, I've been taking it pretty easy with exercising. Haven't been to the gym in about a week and a half but I have been getting in some exercise with the Wii Fit. <BR> <BR> My question: Does anybody know if the calorie tracker is accurate?! <BR> <BR> I've been playing the games with the game that comes with the Wii Fit board and every time I always wonder how accurate the tracker is. Granted some of the games to leave me sweaty and out of breath a little but I'm just... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:18:06 EST Blah...I'm sick Well between working crazy hours this week and getting sick back on Monday I haven't had much time or energy to work out. This year hasn't started out very good for me. Last week I hurt my back really bad and now I'm super sick. I did however manage to lose 1 lb though! I think I've been pretty aware of what I've been eating this week and been trying to eat less and healthier. As much as I want to hit the gym tomorrow I know I should just stay home a rest considering that I hardly even have ... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:36:10 EST Back to work I go back to work tomorrow and I'm actually pretty excited. My job is a little tricky. I'm a lead cook and run a restaurant but because I work in a sports venue my job is actually seasonal. I work consistently for about 6 months out of the year. The other 6 months I work here and there whenever I'm needed. Needless to say, there's a lot of sitting around and grazing in the 6 months that I'm not consistently working. Because I hurt my back over the weekend I've been taking it pretty easy throu... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 18:01:00 EST Once again, I'm back. Here I am, after not signing onto SP for about a year and a half, I'm back. My profile has been revamped with new goals and new pictures. <BR> <BR> This is a whole new beginning this time... <BR> <BR> Here I sit, watching the Biggest Loser thinking to myself, "jeeze, if they can do it, I can do it!". I'm sad to say that since I last logged on I haven't lost any weight, if anything I've gained a couple pounds : ( I'm tired of gaining the weight. For once I want to lose and lose and lose t... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 01:01:53 EST I'm a machine... ...a biking machine lol. I bike for 2 hours and 10 minutes today. I find that it's much easier when I break it up. I'll bike for 30 minutes in the morning. Then another 30 minutes in the afternoon. And another 30 minutes at night. And then I'll do more if I feel up to it, like I did today. Right now my only source of exercise is biking and work and I must be doing something right because I've lost 4 pounds. I've noticed I've become a little more aware of what/how much food I put in my mouth. ... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 00:57:54 EST Update. Look who's back...time for a new start!!! So Ive returned to SP. Well I never really left it, I just haven't been active, but I'm back. I'd like to say that I've been too busy to log on here a few times a week but to be honest I just haven't really even thought about it. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I gained all 13lbs back that I lost when I was doing Jenny Craig. I stopped doing it because I just couldn't afford it anymore. I was spending too much money on food. <BR> <BR> I guess I just haven't been motivated to workout the past f... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 21:35:18 EST Feelin' Good. So I'm keeping track of the days I work out and what I do when I workout just as a little reference. As of yesterday I've worked out 7 of the 8 days this month. I try to workout at least 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> Over the past few days I've been noticing that my pants feel looser. And that makes me very happy! I can tell when I walk, they start to slip down a little. That's a good sign. I'm really starting to feel good about working out and the way my clothes are fitting me. I guess I'm just ... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 15:40:15 EST Weigh In Today was weigh in day at Jenny Craig for me. I lost 2.4 lbs. I'm so happy. I was having such a bad week and even though I worked out five days this week I didn't really watch what I ate. I'm glad I didn't give up the other day when I was having such a horrible day. Fri, 5 Dec 2008 19:08:37 EST I need some motivation. Boy, it's been quite a while since I've been on SP. I've been so busy and I guess I just haven't made time to log on :( but I'm back. And hopefully I'll be back for a while. <BR> <BR> Today was a horrible day. Just one of those all around bad days where everything irritated me and I needed to vent. But what it all comes down to is I'm upset with myself. My motivation for losing weight is seriously dropping. I'm still doing Jenny Craig and I'm happy with it but my weight is going up and down.... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 19:04:45 EST Another update Well after going to Jenny Craig last Friday, I've lost 12lbs in 3 weeks. I'm so happy! I didn't think I'd be losing weight so fast like this, but I'm definitely not complaining. I'd like to lose another 3lbs this week, which would make my loss for the month 15lbs. If I can meet that goal I will be thrilled. I'll update agin after I go back this Friday. Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:24:25 EST M.I.A. but I'm back Time for an update. I've been swamped with work. I finally got my long awaited promotion and I've found myself working even harder and even more than I did before. But it'll pay off. <BR> <BR> With all this work it means I've been slacking off on exercise and watching what I've been eating. So the few pounds that I did lose I sadly gained back. But not too worry, two weeks ago I joined Jenny Craig. My mom and her friend are on the Jenny Craig program and have done very well. I decided to ch... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:25:48 EST M.I.A. but I'm back Time for an update. I've been swamped with work. I finally got my long awaited promotion and I've found myself working even harder and even more than I did before. But it'll pay off. <BR> <BR> With all this work it means I've been slacking off on exercise and watching what I've been eating. So the few pounds that I did lose I sadly gained back. But not too worry, two weeks ago I joined Jenny Craig. My mom and her friend are on the Jenny Craig program and have done very well. I decided to ch... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:25:47 EST I'm back...for now... Well, I'm back. I've been missing in action for some time now. I've been so busy with two jobs that I have no time to myself. And when I do all I want to do is relax. I've been trying hard to watch what I eat. I haven't worked out much but I do spend 8 hours running around at one of my jobs so at least I'm getting some movement in. <BR> <BR> I get so discouraged though. I've lost 10 pounds and I keep bouncing up and down within those 10 pounds that I've lost. I don't understand why those 10... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:06:11 EST Finally a break After spending the entire week stressed out from work, I finally have a break. I'm only working one job most of the week which makes me happy. I've been so stressed out and tired that I've hardly even been eating and I know that's not good. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself yesterday and I'm maintaining the weight I have lost so that makes me happy. I'm glad I haven't gained any weight. It's been so long since I've last worked out that I don't even remember when it was. It was a couple weeks ago b... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 16:43:23 EST Disappointed I haven't been watching what I've been eating and I haven't been exercising, needless to say I'm a little disappointed in myself. Between working 2 jobs almost every day and being so tired, I just haven't had the time to exercise or even wanted to worry about what I've been eating. <BR> <BR> I'm determined to get some exercise in today, since I only work one job today. I'm going to the market after work today and I'm going to cook a good dinner and make plenty of it so I can have left overs... Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:32:00 EST M.I.A. I've been M.I.A. for about a week or so now and I don't like it. I've been so busy. I've been getting up at 6:45 and going to bed around 11. I have not time for anything but work. I get to work at 8 and get home around 10. I'm exhausted. I'm so happy I'm only working one job today and I'm off tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Because all I've been doing is working, I have no time to exercise. I'm totally missing my Turbo Jam! I never thought I'd hear myself say that. I'm going to try to get in some exerc... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 16:18:36 EST Beyond Exhausted I am beyond exhausted today. I'm definitely not ready to start working two jobs again. Thank goodness I'm done with one of my jobs until next week. I know my health is at it's worst when I'm working two jobs. Working in a restaurant puts a lot of strain on my body. It's stressful and physically demanding. The hours are long and my eating habits are horrible. I had Carl's Jr. for dinner tonight and it was HORRIBLE! I haven't eaten fast food in so long and now I know why, it's disgusting. I thi... Wed, 12 Mar 2008 22:20:08 EST In need of exercise. So I haven't worked out since Tuesday. I knew I was going to be busy this week but I thought I'd be able to get some exercise in everyday. I was wrong. Between work and doctors appointments and other plans I had this week, by the time I've been getting home at night it's been late and I've been too tired to exercise. And today, even though I didn't have to work, I've bee up since 8 and been doing errands and this is the first time I've been able to sit down without having to get up in 10 minu... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 17:39:18 EST I'm today's DONE girl! Yay for me, I can't believe I'm today done girl! I totally wasn't expecting to see that when I signed on this morning. That made my day....ok it made my week. That gave me the little boost that I needed to keep up the exercise and eating healthy. I really needed this. Everybody in 'Done being the fat girl" thank you so much! Everybody has been so supportive and even though I've only lost 7 lbs, I know that's just the start and I'm on my way to losing my goal weight! <BR> <BR> On another good... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 11:40:56 EST 3.4.08 I'm at work right now and feeling super motivated. I wish I was at home right now so I could workout. Hopefully this feeling is still here when I get home from work. <BR> <BR> Last night I did 60 minutes of TJ and I felt good about it. I slept good too. I'd like to get in another 60 minutes today too. I'm going to try to wake up early tomorrow so I can do the TJ 20 minute cardio, but we'll see. Tue, 4 Mar 2008 13:10:49 EST A New Week Every Monday I wake up thinking the same thing..."this is a new week and I'm going to stick to what I say" (when it comes to losing weight) but I can never stick to it. I'm one of those people who doesn't like to fail actually I hate to fail. I'm so competitive and when there's nobody to compete with I'll compete with myself. And losing weight is a huge battle with me. My plan was to lose 8 lbs a month, not a big deal right? Totally realistic. Well I haven't meet that goal once since I start... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 14:58:58 EST Day 4 of 10 Well, I guess it's pretty safe to say I'm done with this Turbo Jam Slim program. I woke up this morning and was just over it. I was over being hungry. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to eat healthy and exercise but I think it's just too hard for me to follow a diet or something that has guidelines other than my own. I'm going to blame it all on my period. I've been bloated for days now and I've been craving certain foods. And today, I've been so lazy! I got up and cleaned the house and th... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 19:55:39 EST Day 3 of 10 Day 3 of 10 of this Turbo Jam Slim down thing...I'm hungry. I've been following the suggested workouts for everyday and for lunch and dinner I've been eating something from the suggested meals but by the time 8 rolls around at night I'm hungry and I snack, and I'm not snacking on the healthiest foods. Maybe I'm eating too early. By the time 5 rolls around I'm hungry and ready for dinner, tonight I'm going to try to eat a little later. <BR> <BR> I don't know if this was the best time to try ... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 19:43:44 EST Day 2 of 10 So yesterday was my first day of the Turbo Jam Slim program. It went alright. I followed the meal plan for most of the day but of course I was hungry around 8:30 pm so of course I snacked. But I didn't pig out or anything so it was alright. I did the exercise that went with the first day and a little more too. Overall I think it went alright. Today I'm really going to try to stick to it though and not snack like I did last night. Wed, 27 Feb 2008 13:38:39 EST Day 1 of 10 So I decided to start the 10 day Turbo Slim program that came with all my Turbo Jam stuff. It claims that you can lose up to 10 lbs and 10 in. in 10 days. Now, I don't know how safe that is but I'm not really doing it to lose the 10 lbs and 10 in. in 10 days, if I follow the food and exercise plan then I think it'll get me more on track then what I am. After looking over it last night I've realized that I just might starve on this program so I'm going to tweek it a little but for the most par... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:18:53 EST Sunday's are MEdays! I've come to realize that Sunday's are MEdays. I relax. Hang out with family and friends. And I usually don't watch what I eat. But I need one day to do what I want and not worry about working out or anything stressful going on in my life. <BR> <BR> This weekend was not a good weekend. I didn't watch what I ate and only got in 45 minutes of exercise on Saturday. I don't usually cook dinner on the weekend so I eat whatever - leftovers, frozen foods, stuff like that. <BR> <BR> I've been in ... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:12:32 EST New Attitude...Again I realized something today...I get too wrapped up in reading about everybody's weight loss journey instead of concentrating on my own. I love to read about how everybody is doing because everybody seems to be doing great and I've found so many people that I can relate to but I need to be more like those people I'm reading about. So the first thing I did today when I got home from work was work my butt off. I did the Turbo Jam Cardio Party which is 45 minutes. I was pooped but felt great. I di... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:57:20 EST Mad Love for Everyone! I swear I just love SP and the people who are a part of it. I try to blog everyday during the week because I know that no matter how negative or positive I am, everybody always has something positive to say. A lot of my motivation comes from the people on this site. <BR> <BR> I got in my exercise yesterday. 20 minute Turbo Jam cardio and 20 minute ab jam. I think I've decided that I'm not going to worry about the scale for a little while. I'm going to workout and eat healthy and then maybe ... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:29:00 EST Feeling Blah I've been feeling blah the last couple of days and don't really know why. I've been really stressed out at work. It's getting to be that time of the month again and I can feel myself getting lazy/tired. The last time I weighed myself I was NOT happy and started losing motivation. All those things might be why I've been feeling crappy but who knows. I know I need to get in some exercise though. So even if it's only doing the 20 minute Turbo Jam then I'll be happy with that. So sometime today I... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:47:36 EST New Motivation My mom swears she notices the few pounds that I've lost. I don't. I did buy a new shirt over the weekend that was a size smaller than what I would normally buy, yay! That was exciting. My mom made a deal with me today - when the time is right she will take me shopping and buy me some new clothes. I was starting to lose some motivation since the scale wasn't making me very happy, but now my motivation is back up. Woo Hoo, who's doesn't love getting new clothes?!? Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:44:51 EST Damn that scale! I was so disappointed this morning when I weighed in. After working out everyday since last Friday (except for yesterday) I only lost .8 pounds. I thought for sure I would have lost a few pounds. I'm so upset. I've worked so hard making sure to get in some exercise everyday. I watched what I ate and I didn't think what I was eating was bad, actually it was all quite healthy. I don't understand what went wrong. I know I should weigh in when I first wake up in the morning and I didn't do that. ... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:52:08 EST Happy Valentine's Day I don't like Valentine's Day. Haha. I guess I'm just bitter about it. As a child I loved it - candy, Valentine's Day cards and classroom parties. But as I got older and experienced Valentine's Day in relationships I began to dislike this holiday. I've never had a good (not even decent) Valentine's Day when I was in a relationship. <BR> <BR> But on a different note - I'm still continuing to work on my goal this week. I've exercised everyday since last Friday! Last night was my shortest worko... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 12:18:36 EST Two days down and three to go I had another good workout yesterday. I did the Turbo Jam Cardio Party for 35 minutes and the 20 minute workout. And boy were my arms sore from all those punches. And my back was sore too. It was a good workout and it made me feel good. I'm really watching what I'm eating too and I think I've been doing pretty good. I have had some chocolate here and there but that's because I can't completely deprive myself. And when I do eat some chocolate it's just a little. Like one bite! I think I'm doin... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:43:43 EST One day down and four to go. Yesterday was a horrible day. Well not when it came to exercising but the day itself was horrible. I had a bad day at work and was in a horrible mood. But I'm so proud that when I got home I didn't go straight for food like I would normally would have. I'm trying really hard to get my emotional eating under control and so far so good. <BR> <BR> At night I exercised my little heart out. Turbo Jam=L.O.V.E. haha. I did the 20 minute ab workout and I did 35 minutes of the cardio party. I was hot... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:43:23 EST Good Weekend. I had a pretty good weekend finally. I exercised everyday and what I ate wasn't too bad. I made sure to drinks at least 8 glasses of water everyday too. I feel good after the weekend. I'm really going to try to keep it up throughout the week too. I found some good healthy recipes for dinner this week. And if I could get in at least 20 minutes of exercise Monday-Friday I'll be happy. Mon, 11 Feb 2008 12:04:12 EST Getting back into the swing of things This past week I totally slacked off when it came to exercising. But I'm getting back into the swing of things. I did my Turbo Jam yesterday and this morning and I feel great. I have no plans for today and if it stays that way I would like to Turbo Jam again tonight. If only I could keep up a steady pace and work out consistently I'd be alright. But I'm still working up to that. Sat, 9 Feb 2008 16:59:39 EST 3 Questions These 3 questions were asked by one of the teams I'm a part of: <BR> <BR> 1. Why are you Overweight? <BR> <BR> Well to be quite honest I'm not too sure. As a child I was a "normal weight". I think around the age of 12/13 I started to really put on the weight. But I'm not exactly sure what triggered it. Over the past few years I've had to deal with my grandfathers death, which was horribly painful for me. A horrible relationship for 2 years. And the stress of friends, family, work and school... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 14:21:45 EST Meaningless Calories I went out with my brother and his friend last night for a few drinks. Ugh. Of course I drank beer...and a shot...completely meaningless calories that I didn't need at all. Which means I didn't exercise last night either. I'm a little disappointed but on the other hand that's the first big slip up I've had since I've started losing weight. And I know I shouldn't beat myself up about it and that slip ups are going to happen but still. I guess I'll workout longer today to make up for yesterday. Wed, 6 Feb 2008 12:28:06 EST Down 3 more pounds! I'm so excited, I lost 3 pounds since 1/31/08. I wasn't expecting to see that number so when I did I couldn't believe it. I got on the scale 3 times to make sure the number was correct haha. I'm so excited, I can't wait to go home and exercise after I get off of work today. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:12:09 EST Turning Exercise into a Habit Exercise is finally becoming something that I don't dread doing everyday anymore. Maybe it's because I've found Turbo Jam and really enjoy it or maybe it's because my body is finally getting used to it. I've only missed one day since last Tuesday but I did a little extra to make up for that missed day. And I'm starting to really pay attention to what I put into my body and how much. Tonight I had a few M&M's because it's that time of the month, but I stopped after just a few. I'm really start... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 23:47:54 EST Emotional Eater...or Not? I know I'm an emotional eater. When times are tough it seems like I can always turn to food. But I resisted that temptation today! I'm so proud! I was having some issues with some friends today and tried so hard not to turn to food and I succeeded. This might be a new beginning for me, I can't believe it. <BR> <BR> On another great note. Tonight was my first night of doing the Turbo Jam 20 Minute Cardio and I loved every minute of it! Now, who says that after they work out haha. I might actu... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 23:50:46 EST Jammin' my way to a heathly life! I'm continuing to do my Turbo Jam and I still love it. Even though I've only been doing it since Tuesday and I'm still doing the Learn & Burn, I really like it. I didn't do it yesterday because I was exhausted after work but I did it this morning and I'm going to do it again tonight. I think I like it so much because I always feel refreshed after working out to it. I'm trying to make a habit of Jamming everyday and because I enjoy it I think I'll be able to do it! Sat, 2 Feb 2008 18:29:28 EST