KIMPENNEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KIMPENNEY KIMPENNEY'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/ Flavilious Full Body Licious (FBL) Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4792701 Purchased FBL last Tuesday and have already done Days 1 & 2 to test it out... So far I've loved it so I decided to start over tonight to better time the rest days. <BR> <BR> Official FBL start: Sat March 17th <BR> <BR> Tight and Trim Thighs <BR> <BR> Day's Results: less sweaty than I was the first time, but happy to be getting the hang of the day's video. Up'd my weights (from 12 to 20) for a few exercises and was able to do WAY more dips than the first run through!! <BR> <BR> Day 1 pi... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:41:00 EST Feb 20-26 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4057230 Nutrition: Good... didn't track but didn't have my appetite back until the end of the week and made soup everyday. So I'm sure I was on the high end but within range. <BR> <BR> Exercise... what exercise?? Obviously not so good here, but I just read a friend's blog and it reminded me why I love to exercise. I am now healthy enough to go to bed at 11 vs 8.30-9 last week, and I am ready to exercise again! Thanks Sarah!! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_indivi... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:24:28 EST Feb 13-19 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4040890 I got 2 workouts in... then I got sick :( So I was laid up in bed. <BR> <BR> On the nutrition side I didn't track food while I was sick, but I'm certain I didn't overeat... I'm just starting to get my appetite back today. <BR> <BR> Water I drank plenty while in bed! <BR> <BR> It was a cruddy week in terms of being sick but I do feel rested and I'm happy to be on the mend! So I won't complain too much. <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:47:00 EST Feb 6 - 12 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016855 Fitness: Worked out 4 days... missed the 5 day mark but did hit the 1000 calorie burned marked. So I'm not going to get down on myself for that one. <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Ate within cal range 7 days! Drank excessive water all days! Even made it to over 8L on Friday. <BR> <BR> All in all a great week! No change in weight but I am seeing muscles toning and my clothes are looser. <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:34:10 EST Jan 30 - Feb 5 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4000435 Update on the first week of February: <BR> Fitness goal = exercise 5 times <em>248</em> <BR> Caloric burn goal = 200 *5 <em>248</em> really exceeded 1390 burned for the week! <BR> Nutrition goal = eat within calorie range <em>248</em> <BR> Water goal = 4-5 L per day <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I'm very happy to report all goals met or exceeded! I am even more excited with the changes in my body already, I can see my muscles toning! Bring on the lower body fat percentage <em>320</em> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:30:39 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3987252 It's about time I formalize some goals! As of today I have 13.2lbs to my goal weight and I am on a mission to lower my body fat percentage along with the weight. <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> -Workout at least 5 times per week (must include cardio and strength training) <BR> -Burn at minimum 200 cals each workout <BR> <BR> I love to bike but it doesn't burn tons of cals, so now that I have a cal minimum I will just have to increase time and/or distance. Or if I do a short workout like JM shred ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 13:26:34 EST Day 1 TurboFire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3469116 OMG awesome!!!! <BR> <BR> So the workout is super fast... and it's a killer. I didn't even make it through the last set, my tummy was warning me of a possibility of tossing my cookies. So I marched in place for the last 10 mins and then completed the stretch as per usual. <BR> <BR> The workout was Fire30 + Stretch10. I must say I love the program, I'm way out of shape for it and have no coordination, but that's okay, because I'm moving so fast I don't even realize that I suck lol. The ... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 23:19:00 EST Turbo Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3462489 So I've been in an exercise funk... Or more accurately exercising periodically doing whatever (and burning decent cals) but with no real drive or purpose. <BR> <BR> Well that was a fun few weeks... but back to reality! <BR> <BR> My copy of TurboFire arrived last night and I'm pumped! Going to preview everything today and tomorrow then get started. And best part, Jason is going to do it with me! I read some material last night and I've decided to skip the 5 day Inferno Plan as it's a diet... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:29:22 EST Step 2 cure Acne http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3295055 Proper skin care: <BR> -still no picking... ever <BR> -researched non-comedogenic cleansers and found 'Spectro Jel' is a great low cost solution! Not organic or natural... but it's within budget and actually produced locally, so I'm happy about that aspect. <BR> -researched non-comedogenic moisturizers... that's a tough one. Haven't found anything yet, but I'm thinking pure Hemp Oil. It's cheap and natural/organic! <BR> -looking into supplements, however, I want to look further into the ca... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 23:59:32 EST Need to rid myself of Acne http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3286956 Step 1: Stop picking ever... and since I am a chronic picker (and I mean disturbingly chronic, I may spent the last hours at work waiting to leave simply so I can pick a zit) I NEED enforcement. <BR> <BR> Jason is now considered the law... And I don't lie so if he asks I will tell the truth and if I do pick I will admit it before he asks (it's just the way I am). <BR> The punishment is as follows: <BR> First offense: No chocolate or candies for 3 days, but I'm allowed allotted snack in ... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 00:37:46 EST Biggest Winner Contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3252485 So, I was at work today and there was a 25th anniversary celebration for a co-worker (yay for Debbie!!). As part of the celebration there was a large cake with inevitable leftovers... As I walked past the cake, a co-worker was serving himself and said to me 'don't tell, I'm supposed to be on a diet'. To which I responded 'that's okay everyone's diet can include a little cake once in a while'. I passed this co-worker and continued on my way... upon my return trip to my office, the same co-... Fri, 21 May 2010 01:11:16 EST Power 90 Day 59 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3040607 Photos uploaded... I don't see much difference between 59 and 29 but I have increased my push-up count (and am doing some 'real' ones!). I'm happy with my fitness progression! <BR> <BR> No significant change in measurements from day 29 vs 59 but did decrease my body fat percentage by 0.5%. So I guess my 'results are not typical' for P90, but I'm happy with them and I know I've worked for every ounce of muscle gained! <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:40:10 EST 365 days of spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2980485 In 1 hour I will have been tracking my food and exercise for 365 days! Ever since I found the site by fluke I've been hooked! Anything that can help me understand weight management and not dictate my food choices sounded great.... Little did I know a website would have been the answer to my weight battles and give me the tools for an amazing lifestyle change! <BR> <BR> Regretfully, it wasn't until recently that I even bothered to become an active 'sparkmember'... I was ready to quit s... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 23:18:54 EST Excited for tonight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2962774 Tonight I am going out dancing and to have some drinks with my best friend!! We are getting all dressed up and going to enjoy some air-bands (yep I said air-bands) with good old rock revival!! <BR> <BR> The best part... The dress I'm going to wear it awesome! Its a retro-style with a flare of sexy librarian. I love it so much I created a new shade of lipstick (6 colours combined) just to make sure it matches my red shoes perfectly!! The only cruddy thing is the dress is borrowed and ev... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:10:00 EST Sore arm today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2960220 So I may have over done it a tad yesterday with P90... my elbow was killing me all day. Luckily I had an appointment for acupuncture (for quitting smoking) and she added a few extra needles to help alleviate the tennis elbow. <BR> <BR> I guess I need to figure out a balance between working hard and not adding injury during this rebuild my muscle period. That will be a challenge! Thu, 4 Mar 2010 23:09:27 EST Ask a question and the answer will reveal itself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2955886 Last night I asked about plateau vs. natural weight and the scale moved this morning! The universe does have a funny way of responding when questions are asked. <BR> <BR> I haven't officially tracked anything yet as I want to make sure with a second day confirmation... but I'm very excited to see movement, even if tomorrow doesn't validate a loss; only because the movement itself was an answer being presented! <BR> <BR> I do truly believe we all have a natural weight and a 'perfect' BMI ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 23:47:12 EST How do you know if your at a plateau or weight your body feels is right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2950949 I've been at the same weight with minimal (+/-5lbs) fluctuation since November 2009. <BR> <BR> Background history: It's been over a year since the scale read 199.8 and I bought my first video game... a Wii fit. After loosing 10lbs on my own and starting to learn about fitness and health I found sparkpeople. With sparkpeople I have lost nearly 50lbs totally just under 60. <BR> <BR> My question is how do I know if I'm at a plateau or if this is my natural weight? I've recently quit smok... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 22:50:26 EST Good Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2946080 Today was a good day! <BR> I was productive at work... I took my dog to the puppy park... I submited our tax returns and am getting a refund and then completed day 36 of P90! <BR> <BR> Overall a good day! <BR> <BR> P.S best emote ever... Mullet!! <BR> <em>32</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 23:30:00 EST Sad it's Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2938425 How is it Monday to Friday seem to drag from 9am to 5pm and yet when it comes to daylight hours on Saturday or Sunday they seem to disappear? The joys of working for a living :) <BR> <BR> Well at least I got to spend my weekend with my hubby planning our anniversary vacation and playing with the doggie! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:17:31 EST Best zombie movie of the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2936145 Dead Snow... hilarious! Sat, 27 Feb 2010 20:45:09 EST Made it through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2929178 After an early rest day and a pulled butt muscle taking me out a second day in a row... I was finally able to complete a full workout today! It was modified and done at maybe 60% effort, but I'm happy to have done it and with no further injury to myself! <BR> <BR> Maybe tomorrow I can get up to 70% effort <em>20</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:56:18 EST Stay the course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2924806 So apparently pulling a butt muscle really sucks... who knew <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I will admit I'm really disappointed, as today was supposed to be Day 31 power90 after taking an early rest day yesterday... And I was jazzed for not being sore still (tennis elbow). I guess my 'jazzed' attitude caused me to stretch a bit to far during power yoga. And now walking hurts. Grrr to stupid moves on my part. <BR> <BR> Oh well, I have a plan (I like having a plan!): <BR> <BR> Step 1: sleep... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:32:14 EST Spirit Award at work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2917270 I get into work early this morning for a big meeting with my team to find it was organized for me! A total shock but I'm so excited I can't stop smiling! <BR> <BR> I got a beautiful flower arrangement, a paid day off and cake for my co-workers to enjoy (I had a sliver because I felt obligated but I'm trying to keep my simple sugar intake to a minimum). <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:43:18 EST Power 90 Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2915852 1/3 done! <BR> <BR> I am finally able to do 45 pushups now! When I started I struggled with 1... I am so proud of myself! <BR> <BR> Anyway posted my starting and 1/3 pics if your interested, happy Monday! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:27:00 EST Almost there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2553756 Officially only 12 lbs to go!! <BR> This has been one heck of a journey... I've learned more about myself than I ever imagined and actually had fun while doing it. <BR> <BR> Some things I've learned along the way: <BR> -weight loss is something everyone sees differently <BR> -an ounce of will power can stop you from eating an entire cheesecake when you're having a bad day <BR> -eating healthy when those around you are not, is easy when you're eating foods you love <BR> -you can inspire oth... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:29:38 EST