KERRIELYNN719's SparkPeople Blog KERRIELYNN719's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Spaghetti squash fail It took me three knives to cut it because I forgot you can preheat it <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Which ended in me over cooking didn't come out like spaghetti but a rather large crumby mush of ickyness <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> As a side note, I've gained another three pounds of fat...bringing me up to 199.2 from 184 <BR> <BR> And I'm considering a marathon in 2015.... <BR>... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 21:14:43 EST Oh today... So I need actual sneakers...I have running shoes but I need a pair for the gym...because my $20 Payless shoes with no soles aren't cutting it.... <BR> <BR> So I bought two happened to be a pair of running shoes.. <img src=""> I wore them today... <BR> Body combat ended up being cancelled at I slept in an extra half hour and went to the gym at 7 to lift my weights.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:43:42 EST Laurel 8k Laurel run 8k <BR> <BR> I picked this race because it was on my birthday...and I'm dorky like that and wanted to run a race on it.... <BR> <BR> My sister ran and my mom came and made signs for us.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> We got there a bit early and of course it was raining.... <BR> <BR> We watched the 5k walk head out...and 28 minutes later watched the lead guy come back, the wrong way and try to finish (apparently he got lost )...... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:49:42 EST Nutritionist visit <BR> <BR> I went to a chiropractor a week or so back is still sore from what he did...but everything was out of I'm just waiting for it to get back to normal... <BR> <BR> He ran a nutritional response test on me....I have a probiotic imbalance and I'm currently dairy sensitive...his instructions absolutely no dairy...take these pills...come back in two weeks....I tried but I failed was a bad month in general... <BR> <BR> I went to my nutritio... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:41:49 EST Vacation! <img src="">Vacation! <BR> <BR> So the weekend before my birthday, my sister and I took a weekend road trip To Maine! <BR> <BR> Of course we stopped in New Hampshire (after a 7 hour drive) to see my absolute favorite thing ever, one of the most amazing butterfly houses I've ever been in.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:56:04 EST Nutritionist appointment Going tomorrow.....hopefully there will be some discussion on how to eat is to hoping Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:30:01 EST Still here... Sorry but I was on a weekend VACATION! Yay! <BR> <BR> I'm still around though..... <BR> <BR> Completed a 3.7 mile run this am...still slower than ever! Actually still getting slower... <BR> <BR> Completed my weights workout for the afternoon.... <BR> <BR> Completing my Zumba workout momentarily.... <BR> <BR> Already exhausted.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Not much workinggg out down over the weekend.... <BR> <BR> But I will gladly post pictures in another blog post.... <BR> <BR> As a side note.... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:26:20 EST #july100miles I took Sunday off...and Monday was a rest day from the thunder and lightening.... <BR> <BR> I ran was my first attempt at speed was bad... <BR> <BR> 3.04 miles in 42 minutes.... <BR> Ugh Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:36:54 EST 5 It's getting tougher! Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a runner....low 60s and barely any humidity...but it was my body combat day...and I didn't want to hurt my knees like I did last year.... <BR> <BR> Today was a little warmer, but not a bad day to run at all...I went early and there weren't many people out, yay! <BR> <BR> It's getting harder...the beginning two miles for me are always killer trying to find my pace and add on knee pain......sad part is, after I get past mile 4,... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:46:14 EST #july100miles I went for a run this am....I ran the first mile at my very fastest ever....a 9:50 minute mile....that is huge for me..... <BR> <BR> Of course the other 5 miles were slow and painful....but I'm getting better.... <BR> <BR> 14.03/100 (miles) <BR> 3/31 (days) Thu, 3 Jul 2014 21:33:05 EST #july100miles I joined a Facebook challenge to run 100 miles in the month of will be will be hard...especially since I've only ran 125 miles this whole year so far....but here goes nothing.... <BR> <BR> 8.04/100 miles... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 21:11:23 EST Run or Dye 5k This was just a fun Garmin accompanied my run....not that it was a was more of a trail...and a muddy one at that..... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I think I would do it again... <BR> <BR> (I still have a little of the pink dye on my face and chest, I guess because it was on me the longest and I sweat, but it's fading and will be off in a few days...) <BR> <BR> My shirt was a total loss but it was old, so oh well.... <BR> <B... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:31:43 EST Wake up call! It is 7:46 am... <BR> I have been up for 2 hours and 33 minutes.... <BR> I was up and out of the house before I usually get up for work <BR> (yay summer vacation) <BR> I completed Les Mills Body Clmbat <BR> I completed my weight workout for the day <BR> I am wide awake <BR> I'm very hungry <BR> I'm in desperate need of a shower... <BR> <BR> Hello new early morning riser! Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:49:47 EST Just a recap... Having a decent last week of work.... <BR> <BR> Having an awesome week of exercise.... <BR> Monday....body pump <BR> Tuesday....3 miles <BR> Wednesday.....weights and Zumba <BR> <BR> Yesterday as I was waiting for core to start, (I get there early cause some days the free weights are in use and I have to wait my turn) the massage lady came and asked if she could domain experiment on me...after finding out, she just wanted to know if the way she warmed her towels would work....but hey, I got... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:28:35 EST Today Today, after our thunderstorms last night, is another hot day...slightly less humidity...but hot <BR> <BR> I haven't been sleeping well....staying up too late...hopefully gonna sleep early today.... <BR> <BR> Today was a long day <BR> Today I switched schools half way through the day <BR> Today was hectic <BR> <BR> Today I completed my workout <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> With this much weight on my deadlift <BR> <BR> Yep...those ar... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:07:50 EST Blackbird 8k Preface: does anyone know how to make pictures be upright...I take them with my iPhone...I take them the right way matter what I've tried, they come out upside down or sideways when I upload them..... <BR> <BR> There was no running between this Wednesdays race and last Saturdays race...that was a mistake! But I thought it would carry over....and I hurt Sunday, strength trained Monday and I don't run the day before a race.....I know I know...excuses.... <BR> <BR> I'm not one for ra... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:04:25 EST Chasing Away The Stigma 5k Let me start by saying that one day, I will run a race where I feel 100%....and I'll do awesome at it..... <BR> <BR> My 1st half marathon I was literally getting over the stomach second half marathon we ran in the rain and I caught a really bad third half marathon I was sick with a cold and a really bad sore throat.... <BR> <BR> Which brings me to this past Saturday, Chasing Away the Stigma 5k...I signed up for this race about a month ago...and knew it was going to be a ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 07:24:16 EST In search of... Currently in the market for a (cheaper, because I'm only going to wear it once) tank top that says something about it being my birthday and I'm running on it (for a race).... <BR> <BR> Anyone seen any cute ones? Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:30:18 EST Happy national running day! Do you know what is worse than the pain you feel after a half marathon? It's the pain you feel on your first post half marathon run! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> In honor of national running day, I got my butt out there and ran a painful 3.1 is the run down <BR> <BR> 0-.3......this was painful, body revolting from the action of running, muscles sore <BR> part of my run <BR> .6-3.1.....this amazing side st... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 17:17:02 EST Just that kinda day 2 rejections from potential jobs + 1 gramma in a car accident = 1 small Burger King chocolate milkshake and 1 medium Burger King French fry and extra snacking all night Fri, 30 May 2014 21:14:27 EST Buffalo Half Marathon Back in February, I developed the perfect training plan to prepare for this race. It had the three runs needed and lots of cross training. It was perfect. I wish that I could tell you that I followed that plan and that I was prepared. But I didn¡¦t and I wasn¡¦t. This year, I ran about 85 miles. Not bad, but clearly not half marathon preparation. Most of my prep runs were torturous. I had to drag my butt out of bed, or give up after a mile or two. They were disastrous. It didn¡¦t he... Mon, 26 May 2014 21:51:07 EST Running recaps... Well this post isn't about eating...let's say I've gained about 4 pounds in these past weeks and it wasn't from healthy food.... <BR> <BR> But I've been having pretty decent runs lately..... <BR> <BR> Wednesday...Wednesday was going to be my 5k practice run....I took the usual way except I did it backward, so I had more uphills....well half way way down the uphill I just ran, there was the little girl I subbed in her room that I stopped and talked to her for a few minutes.... <BR> ... Sun, 11 May 2014 20:47:29 EST A little bummed lately... Things just aren't seeming to connect for me lately.. <BR> <BR> My bodymedia isn't syncing with my fitnesspal or with spark...I didn't have any fitness minutes from April because of it....those trophies do keep me motivated...its still not syncing and I've done just about everything for it... <BR> <BR> I've been having some major issues with food again...that is another blog post for a later date.... <BR> <BR> Needless to say, my weight is back up there....i'm just not happy...I have futur... Sun, 4 May 2014 21:12:57 EST My workout! ***editors note....I gave no clue how to make my pictures upright! Sorry <BR> <BR> Although it's hard to see, I officially started the New Rules Of Lifting for Women....I started it a year ago and didn't make it past two weeks... <BR> <BR> I started added lifting to my cardio and pump (cardio with weights) classes...I'm hoping to stick with it this time for real.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> because it's in my exercise notebook...which is... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:39:40 EST Long day Long Day... <BR> <BR> That about sums it up..... <BR> <BR> We weren't really busy at the restaurant, never had a long line, but we always had people. So we weren't busy enough to be busy but we weren't slow enough to relax...i hate those weird days... <BR> <BR> I tried my hardest to eat failed...I'm bouncing between about 2-3 pounds...and I'm probably not going to make it to my goal for when I see my just bums me out that I can't do it... <BR> <BR> On F... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:38:06 EST Whoops Whoops...yea, we'll go with whoops....I might have overdone it today....I've wanted to get out for a run for the past's been 60 the past few days but things have came up that I couldn't run...well I got out of work and I set off for a run...I wanted 5 but I settled for 4.4 miles... <BR> <BR> I ran up the one little hill on the path... And I think I had a heart took me forever to get my little pumper pumping normal again... <BR> <BR> Then I took a break and met wit... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:04:25 EST Last week Last week started good, I lost a pound every other day...then Wednesday hit and there was a terrible accident where I bought and consumed two donuts :( ate some not so healthy supper, and waitressed with my bad eating habits coming back when I couldn't possibly resist a bag of Doritos, an old enemy I haven't touched in over a year....the chips won... <BR> <BR> Oh well, today is the last day of March...I have some great things planned in April and I'm ready for life...I'll try to make better ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:47:33 EST People! I love my gym and the people there....but seriously, I'm standing in the locker room and this lady comes up in my face, asking about my day, and then proceeds to tell me she is coming down with the stomach flu! Umm, three steps back please and where is the hand sanitizer? <BR> <BR> Or I'm at work today and this girl comes up and says she has mono, I have no clue if that's catchable and I don't want to know either...but hello, if you're sick, stay out of peoples faces and get home in bed <BR... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:46:25 EST Ugh Bad decisions about food. That sums up the past three days <BR> <BR> :( Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:24:41 EST nutritionist appt. Ugh....So there was good and bad.... <BR> <BR> I"ve been feeling very down lately....I"m just not happy with me or being me....It might have a little to do with the "I've been the same weight for a whole year even though I've been trying so hard to work on it" <BR> <BR> I have went down a little bit on weight because of my detoxing, which wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.. <BR> <BR> But like I said, I've been rough on goal weight is 144, thats a pure 100 lbs lost.... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:16:57 EST My weekend The Bad... <BR> <BR> Body Media wasn't feeling well on Saturday and spent the day in bed...It was a sad day forgetting my little tracker <BR> <BR> The Good... <BR> <BR> I just ordered 80 orgain shakes for$83...Rite Aid applied the promotion twice...that is not my fault...I will take their mistake Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:40:24 EST Running Why I hate winter running.... <BR> <BR> The extreme cold <BR> The ice <BR> The deep snow <BR> The non shoveled sidewalk <BR> The circular path through the park <BR> <BR> Why I hate summer running <BR> <BR> HOT <BR> The people <BR> Dogs <BR> Constant need for water <BR> Constant change of sweaty clothes <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know what you're's only march, it's not summer...well in the most of the constant polar vortex, we had a heat wave, it was 51 today...holy holy hot...I... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:11:39 EST Body Media...two month review I have been using my body media for about two months's taken a while but I feel attached.... <BR> <BR> It took a long time to get used to is very awkward and sometimes I still feel like I have this bulky armband on, but most of the time I don't even notice it...but I finally have it where it isn't too tight that my arm tingles but tight Enough it doesn't really slip...that's my one main feel it moving and it might all be in my head, but it will annoy me... <BR>... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 21:37:38 EST Working out... I know there is the saying that you shouldn't look as good leaving the gym as you did coming in...and I get it...I get sweaty and not cute looking...I like it... <BR> <BR> But I don't get why I feel much less about myself...coming home from the gym I feel fat. It's like all the jumping in Zumba dislocated the fat from its stationary point and it pushes down and I don't have a flat tummy at all...but after the gym I feel like it sticks out horribly! It might all be in my head but... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:14:54 EST My run <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had high hopes of hitting the gym before my run...but the gym lost power <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I started out strong for the first half mile:..but then I started to get pains in the left side of my tummy...I knew I didn't drink enough water today....then I started getting them on the other side if my tummy...I hadn't drank water at all... <BR> <... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:20:48 EST My supper <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Steamed and mashed cauliflower ..... Smart balance buttery spread ..... Corn <BR> <BR> (There were two pieces of chicken as well...just not in this plate) <BR> <BR> <BR> And the after math <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yum! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:32:39 EST Sunday's Fitness Update So I am going to try to update my fitness each week on here....I don't need to be held accountable for exercise but for eating...and I track my food on my myfitnesspal app on my phone....and I stay usually within calories and I'm still not losing weight....ugh....anyways... <BR> <BR> Monday....60 minute body pump <BR> <BR> Wednesday....30 minute zumba (had to watch my nephew for a bit, so I was late) <BR> Thursday.....30 minutes weight, 60 minutes running <BR> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:31:21 EST February 13 Yea I know...nothing special about today...except to was my third outside run of the year...and I felt invincible....the 5 k on saturdY was tough...I ached, I was dehydrated, and I couldn't run....I finished in 34:xx <BR> <BR> After work today, I hit the gym a little hard.....squats, step ups, hammer curls, rows, push ups and sit ups .... <BR> <BR> Then I decided to go for a little jog...half marathon training was supposed to start last week,...I'm starting it next week for reasons I will n... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:36:27 EST Winterfest 5k Alternative your worst race can turn into your best race.... <BR> <BR> my last race was on January 1st...I didn't do great there but I did okay......and then I kinda took a break....the weather here was negative with the windchills....and the snow will pile on....the few days that were amazingly sunny her, I had managed to catch a cold and the last thing I wanted to do was run... <BR> <BR> I did put in two really bad treadmill runs at the gym......then this past Tuesd... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:42:21 EST My day at the gym! Ok...I know that sounds oober exciting...yea it wasn't... <BR> <BR> I am only attending the gym two nights a week for classes... A Monday night body pump and a Wednesday core and Zumba.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> (My first gym selfie...didn't look this cute when I left, thus no picture) <BR> <BR> So I think I'm going to supplement my gym routine with workouts from The New Ruke Of Lifting Weights For Women.... Honestly, I love pump.... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:56:26 EST Detox day 1 Well, I went to my nutritionist on Friday...and we've been tossing the idea of a detox around for a few years now.....well, she pushed me into it this month...I know I need it, it's just I don't know if I'll survive the month.... <BR> <BR> For the next thirty days, I need to be gluten free and eating at my very best... <BR> <BR> So what did I eat today? Bad....I started off the day burning my healthy bacon to an unrecognizable crisp that even a dog wouldn't eat :( <BR> <BR> Got to work an... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 19:44:24 EST I just want something for my own.... You would think the way I complain, I have a bajillion siblings...not the case...just a close knit, highly tensed family...I do have a sibling...I do value my family.....I do know how to share...I just want something's to be my own....honestly! is that so much to ask? <BR> <BR> I mean, I get sharing...but in my family, it's literally, you get something, and you have to share's not a hey when you're done, it's a give me that kinda thing...I know I'm complaining...but I'm so stressed b... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:42:41 EST Changes! Small changes, but they count...right? <BR> <BR> For the past few weeks when I've been logging, I've noticed that I've been eating 500 to 1000 extra calories a day! What? The worst part is I'm hungry still...but I've been eating junk.... <BR> <BR> Not to gross anyone out, but I either had the touch of a stomach bug or gave myself food poisoning because supper didn't stay down at all....but as I was sitting there waiting for supper to come back up in the bathroom, I realized I've been eatin... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:47:51 EST 19 months...You're Results May Vary... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It has been 19 months since I started my adventure to get healthy. In that time, I have lost over 50 lbs, 3 clothing sizes, and 45 inches from my body due to diet and exercise changes. I have also improved my lab results including my vitamin D & B, and raised my low cholesterol. I have even started eating *some* vegetables. I also attended my first Zumba class and fell in love with it…along with Body Pump….and ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:58:00 EST Body Media I received a body media for Christmas, and have worn it since Christmas night.... <BR> <BR> I'm very eh, about took me a whole week to get it adjusted right..Honestly, it was just uncomfortable to start with...I think it was too tight, because my arm was always tingly...but I think I got it right now..I wear it on my left arm, like it's supposed to be...and on my right arm when I sleep.. <BR> <BR> I'm still getting used to it...I haven't been tracking my food....well I did once, and... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:10:02 EST Race recaps... I've typed this up going on three times...spark keeps eating my blog instead of giving some big ole post about me running... <BR> <BR> Ymca Turkey Trot 8k....57:xx.....instant personal record....good course, I was tired...way too many other crazy runners...actually wouldn't run it again because it was so crowded...we bottlenecked at the end, so it added an extra minute to my time before I crossed the finish line <BR> <BR> Caroler 5k".......34:09....not a record but awesome for me... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:00:09 EST I hate sizes! I have a normal cotton racing shirt that is a men's fits.. <BR> I have a normal sweatshirt that is a unisex fits.... <BR> I have a cotton racing shirt that is a woman's's too small.... <BR> I went shopping yesterday and bought a size medium, large, and extra large...three different clothing items from the same line in the same store... <BR> <BR> If you seriously want to be confused about your body...just go shopping.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:46:30 EST Buffalo Polar Plunge 2013 Okay....So I know I still haven't wrote up my Turkey Trot yet...I'll get to that...I still need to find my camera cable to transfer over the I will give you a recap of today.... <BR> <BR> Today started out with last night....I have never been in so intense pain while sleeping from a work squatting muscles would like burn in the middle of the night as I slept in my little curled up was bad... <BR> <BR> So I woke up around was nice to sleep in but ... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 21:13:14 EST Oh today...enough said... Last night was a late it was an early tired morning....went to work in the high school today...I'm not a fan of subbing there. I love love love elementary school, I love/like middle school because they appreciate my sarcasm, and it tolerate high school because of their attitudes...thankfully I'm usually only in the high school for two teachers, so I know the kids enough and how to deal with them specifically... <BR> <BR> Anyways, it just amazes me how much they think I'm oblivious ... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 21:28:27 EST Polar Plunge!! Alright my fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <BR> Well my dears, I should begin by saying I am not one that believes in "Bucklet Lists."....That being said, I have one...just a list of things that I have always wanted to do....No, I won't be crushed if I didn't get to them all (but I could if I tried).....Anyways, one of my list items is to complete the WNY Polar Plunge....This is where some crazy people brave the cold, snow, and wind, and jump into the frigid lake Erie, to raise money for Special... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 20:23:40 EST