KIM_POSSIBLE77's SparkPeople Blog KIM_POSSIBLE77's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community P90X3 Days 16 to 21 Day 16 - Cardio day <BR> Today I got to the gym and did 30 min of cardio and a set of Ab work. My whole body is sore from yesterday's workout so I decided to still get in my workout time and give my arms and legs a day to recover. I am totally going to buy the recover drink that they sell because I know that with the workouts to come they will become harder and I'm sure my body will thank me afterwards! <BR> <BR> I have been craving carbs all day. Tonight it is even worse!! I want to devour ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:12:37 EST P90X3 Days 11 to 15 Day 11 - CVX <BR> This workout has to be one of my favorites, but also one of the hardest ones I think in the set. Coming off of of being sick I had no idea just how hard it was until I was only 4 min into the workout. It was at this point I pushed pause for the first time to catch my breath and also when I realized that I was going to have to push pause to make it through this workout tonight. That didn't bother me at all because I knew I was going to do the moves right and get this done eve... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:53:10 EST P90X3 Days 6 to 10 Day 6 - Isometrix <BR> What is Isometrix some may ask? My best explanation would be isolated yoga movements that you hold for 45 seconds. Not hard to do some may say?? I would say OH YES IT'S HARD!! My bum is sore like I just did a hundred squats!!! and my arms are sore and I was sweating like crazy when I got done. I have a lot of work to get the movements stronger and that will come with time. It was the perfect end to a crazy day! <BR> I was right on target with my food today, I do t... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:37:37 EST P90X3 Days 1 to 5 I am tracking this journey everyday on FB and will try and make updates here too. I just know me and I'm sure the updates here won't be as often. Below are the updates that I made on FB about the days I have completed so far. <BR> <BR> Day 1 - <BR> Today I completed Accelerator and my gosh that was a heart pounder of a workout. I wanted to vomit at the end and all I could think was "I did this, and I can't wait to kill it as the days go on". I won't even sit here and say that it was easy f... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:07:55 EST Thursday - good news day! Today was my first day back at not drinking my meal replacements for breakfast and lunch. I was a little naughty and had a bagel, but good at lunch with a grilled shrimp salad. I've had a ton of water today which I'm very happy about. I did not hit my steps today as I had the meeting at lunch and it was raining so I didn't walk home from the train. I however was happy that I got almost 5000 so I will live with that today. LOL <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'm back in the gym and having my oatmeal for b... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:15:33 EST Happy Hump Day Well today was another day of earning my award for hitting all my steps. I have to say getting them all the time is so much fun. This month there is a monthly goal and as of today I'm at me that is so great as that month has just started. I'm really loving the drive and motivation that I'm getting by wearing this little tracker. So far I'm giving this two thumbs up! <BR> <BR> Work is crazy right now. There is so much to do and there has been for a while. That is one of the main reas... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:19:26 EST Tuesday Phew.....that is how I feel about today. Once I looked at my step counter and saw that I'm over 10,000 steps in the day. My goodness no wonder I'm so darn pooped out. Work was great and came home and made homemade pizza for dinner. Spent time with the family and then got to the gym again tonight. Did the treadmill again at a 10% incline and once again I'm a hot sweaty mess!! <BR> <BR> Some things I noticed today is that my hip area in the front is starting to get smaller which gives me a fl... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:05:58 EST Monday recap Well I woke up mad....I hate when that happens. In looking back it was really because I just feel so hurt by my daughter and her actions. It hurts to have to filter what I say around her now because I don't know who outside our family she is going to talk to. By the time I got into work I had calmed a little and decided I was taking a half day. I still had a ton of homework for school to get done and I needed to get it all in tonight. So I came home around 1 and was able to finish everything ... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 23:06:06 EST Sunday thoughts Sunday - Funday.......hummm not too sure about that one. This whole weekend was a little off and it really started yesterday. My family and I were getting ready for football when I noticed the apartment building across the street was on fire. We called 911 and lucky for us the fire station is right around the corner so they were here super quick. I took a few pictures and once the fire was put out we were able to get the car out and off to the football game we went. <BR> <BR> Well hours lat... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 21:42:48 EST Progress so far So I was asked to put up a progress blog of how I have been doing over the last 12 days. I'm shocked first of all that it's been 12 days! I have given myself Sundays off because it is football season and I just felt it wasteful to drink my shakes and then have beer! LOL I also haven't weighed myself....however I sure can feel the difference! <BR> My clothes are fitting nice and now that I have the spark activity tracker I'm walking like crazy! I have not gotten to the gym, but I find any reas... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 22:24:56 EST Just keep swimming....just keep swimming! Day 3 of my 60 day program and I'm down 3 pounds. While I know that it is mostly all water weight I will still take this. It is little things like this that help keep the drive going and the motivation up. Looking forward to see what tomorrow brings! Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:54:47 EST School has started, Fall is in the air...where did the time go?? My goodness time has flown by! I will start this real quickly with some pictures and then get into how I'm doing! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Here are some from this summer...the little guy in some of the pictures is my (gulp) soon to be grandson! My youngest son is engaged now so I'm trying to swallow that I'm a 35 year old grandma! LOL <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> my love and I at the river <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:49:24 EST Wasn't it just yesterday?? I swear it was just yesterday that I wrote my last blog! Of course that is how I've been feeling all summer long. The time just gets away from me and before I know it the summer is almost over. Looking back I've had a good one...didn't do everything I set out for myself. However I'm still proud at where I am right now. <BR> <BR> I have been sticking with my chilled oats and love them still every morning. In fact I'm making them and bringing them to the shore with me so that I have a very he... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:15:52 EST What a good start to Aug!! Goodness have I been enjoying this last month of summer so far. I have been eating good and just started my 21 day challenge again this last Monday. I realized that I might have to skip tomorrow on it as I'm taking my hubby out to dinner and then to the Franklin Institude to look at the stars and plants via their telescope. There is a new coment that we will be able to see so it should be amazing. I have a $250 gift card to this fancy resturant in the city so being a little bad might have to ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 16:25:14 EST Picture that made me "bring it" even harder last night! I'm sure everyone has said or heard of the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words", That is what I thought last night after I made this side by side picture of my abs. For the last week and a half I've been doing an arm workout that I found on Pintrest and after I do that I dance around my living room to th 80s/90s music channel. Nothing too structured until this last Sunday when I found a "muffin-topless" workout and added that into the mix. While I wish that I would have taken a before... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:17:02 EST Some pictures of what the family and I have been up to <img src=""> <BR> 8th grade dance <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Brothers and Sammy (this is one of my fav..."Don't mess with my sister") <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sammy and her BFF <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Me enjoying the first sunny day off with morning coffee on my deck <BR> <img src... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:28:50 EST Proof that time moves too quickly! My goodness, I logged in today and I look back and realize that it's been almost two months from my last blog and almost 6 weeks from my last interaction with any of my friends here. (head in my hand) UGH! <BR> <BR> I'm sorry everyone....I have missed you all I promise! I started back up at school which has had it's ups and downs. My daughter had her dance and her 8th grade graduation. Summer started and she tells me that she is bisexual. YES, that last one took me out of this world with wor... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:57:52 EST YIKES.....been WAY too long from my last blog!! (pictures) Been crazy busy so I thought I would do a quick picture blog to catch everyone one up. LOL <BR> <BR> My daughter turned 15 on 5/22 and is getting ready for her 8th grade dance and graduation. She continues to amaze me daily, even when she is bugging me (like during dress shoping! LOL) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> one of the dresses we got over the weekend <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Turning 15... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 15:45:22 EST April 25th, 2013 - Yes so I maybe a little crazy...and your point is? This week so far has only gone right on Monday! That was the day that I got to the gym and ate right and then it all went down hill. Tuesday I stayed home because I took my daughter to a doctor's appointment. No gym time that day, ate bad and only got in my squats. Yesterday was a business luncheon at a german again no gym and ate badly. The grand plan was to work out when I got home....SO did not happen. Instead I ate even worse! <BR> <BR> I was sitting there trying to figure o... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:39:08 EST April 22nd, 2013 - Another pound gone and another weekend passes While I may have dreamed that I would be farther along with this weight loss process...I'm also VERY happy with my results so far. From 1/6/13 I have dropped 19 pounds and so close to my 10% goal. I am proud with each ounce or pound that I drop because I know that I will NEVER be back up at this weight again. If I had known that moving 3000 miles from home, quitting smoking and losing my job would take 6 years for me to drop the weight I really would have kicked my own bottom LONG ago. I gues... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:27:08 EST April 19th 2013 - Found another challenge that I'm adding Today is day 3 of my squats and I got them in. I had posted the same picture/ breakdown on Facebook and have a following of friends and family that are now doing it with me. My aunt and I text one another when we are done and my Mom even is doing it. She wasn't going to do it at first until I took the workout and stretched it into a 60 day challenge for her. She said today that she has even included counter top pushups! I'm so proud of her! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my first rest day and I won't... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:59:19 EST April 17th, 2013 - A Challenge I WILL finish! The other day a friend of mine posted this squats challenge on Facebook and I have decided to JUST DO IT! I will try to blog about it...not the best at daily blogs, but if I don't blog I will post in my status before bedtime how I did that day. Below is a picture of the challenge that I found on Pintrest! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let me know if there is anyone that wants to do this FUN with me!! Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:32:38 EST April 14th, 2013 - Living in Onederland Yesterday morning when I went to my Weight Watchers meeting I finally hit the Onederlands. This made me feel great, especially after already accepting that I would not drop this week. When they told me that I was in a new number it took all I had to not jump up and down on the scale! Only 3 more pounds until I hit my 10% drop and get my keychain. I can't wait for that because then I can start earning my charms! <BR> <BR> This weekend was another busy one filled with baseball games each day.... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:33:08 EST April 12th, 2013 - Maintaining I'm fine with that! (w/photo) So my bestie in the world tells me last week after my weigh in and being 7 ounces away from Onederland...."Oh that's just a poo away". I'm here to tell you I've been doing that all week and still no change on the scale. However I'm fine with that and the reason why is because... <BR> <BR> 1) I haven't gained <BR> 2) I haven't been able to get to the gym like I wanted to <BR> 3) I HAVEN'T GAINED!!!! <BR> <BR> How many people hit so close to something and then put on weight when there is lit... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:06:12 EST April 6th, 2013....So Close I can taste it! This week sure has taught me a lot. It has taught me that I can go out and stick to what I know is right! It has also shown me what a wonderful and supportive husband I have. Not that I didn't already know that, but to be shown that by the changing of anniversary dinner locations, not once but twice and for getting me to the gym this week when I didn't want to go. <BR> <BR> Even yesterday I didn't think that we would get to the gym because we ended up running so many errands. Yet he found a... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 12:14:33 EST April 2nd, 2013 - Even with the unexpected a great day was the result! This morning started out with me slipping into my smaller work pants which for the 2nd time wearing them they fit even better than the last time! My daughter tells me when I walked out of my room "Oh Mom you look smaller" I started to dance around and say oh yes it's because of the smaller pants and she starts shaking her head and tells me "No....I mean shorter"................Children they are sure here to make us laugh! <BR> <BR> Once at work I had the best breakfast. I had two sli... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 20:45:34 EST April 1st, 2013 - April fools.....NOT! This morning I woke up thinking about how was I going to fit in everything that I needed to get in today. I have a meeting tonight that starts at 6 and ends around 9 so getting to the gym after work was not going to be an option. So I packed my gym clothes to take to work with me. Mission accomplished and I got in my workout here at the gym during my lunch break! <BR> <BR> I am trying to stay focused this week and decided that if I was going to go over on my points and use the flex points d... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:25:41 EST March 31st 2013 - Happy Easter My goodness another month has gone by...I can't believe that it is already going to be April! This last month has been a back and forth journey for me. My losses have not been as great as past months and I even had a gain. Yet it is all a learning journey and learning is what I am doing. <BR> <BR> The biggest change that I have made this month is adding back in the weights to my workouts. Sadly I was not keeping up on the cardio so that will be something that I will have to work on next mont... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:45:23 EST March 21st, 2013 - gym funny Yesterday was a great workout at the gym. I was pushing myself hard and could feel the sweat and burn. In between sets I would pause and that is when you start noticing things...or more like people, and that is when the stories start! <BR> <BR> Girls at the gym! <BR> I'm sure there is one of these cell phone types of girls at every gym. But it is super annoying when they are on the machines that you want to use. That was my story yesterday, it was bad enough that all these wanna be muscle m... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:00:42 EST March 20th, 2013 Happy 1st day of Spring! So this morning my morning started out like this (from my FB status) <BR> <BR> Funny moment of the day.....yes it's early but this proves my teenager has a brain! <BR> <BR> Wake up Sammy and she says "Mom I have to show you something. It happened early this morning, twice!" <BR> She then takes me into her bathroom and opens the toilet lid to show me vomit! <BR> "OMG....flush the toilet!" I say to her and feel her burning up forehead. "Why would you keep that" I ask....... <BR> "Because ... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:30:15 EST March 18th, 2013 - Mostly a Picture Blog I had a wonderful weekend, yes even with the gain on the scale! I did not let that little bump in the road make me fall into a "pitty party" for myself. It has done the reverse and I am not back to full speed ahead. Honestly I think that I needed that final push to wake myself up and get back on track. I knew that I wasn't writing everything done and I knew that I was not working out. So YES deep down I knew the gain was coming! <BR> <BR> So Saturday we went up to watch my younger cousin in... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:42:50 EST March 12, 2013 - Is it Summer time yet? I just booked my flight down to FL for May and now I wish that the time would speed up so that I can have put in all the time and be on the plane already. I'm so ready for the summer to be here I feel like I'm climbing the walls! I think that I'm most excited because of Fl and then a couple weeks after that my Mommy will be here for my daughter's 8th grade graduation. I have also taken off a few Fridays to make some long weekends for YES I'm summer bound now! <BR> <BR> Still have... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:59:37 EST February 28, 2013 - Monthly wrap up Another month is coming to an end and I can't believe how fast! It just seems like yesterday this month was starting and here I am getting ready for March. I have learned a lot about myself this month and I'm looking forward to the start of a new one. <BR> <BR> This Saturday I start with my Weight Watchers meetings on Saturday mornings and with the new day of the week I will also be starting with a new journal. It is funny because I knew that by skipping a weigh in I would slip up...and sur... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:13:26 EST February 19, 2013 - Had my numbers done So part of this journey I'm taking is to not be in the dark about my body. How can I work the hardest or know what needs to be fixed if I don't know what is wrong. So today my workplace had nurses come in and do our numbers. I had my finger(s) pricked and blood taken for my cholesterol and glucose. My blood pressure and my weight for my BMI. Of course I knew that still being in the obese side with my weight I knew that the BMI was going to reflect that also. My glucose and cholesterol were b... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:48:40 EST February 18, 2013 - Quick update My weigh in yesterday was another good one. I really thought that after not getting to the gym like I needed to all week was going to put me behind. So when I got on the scale and dropped another 1.4lbs I was VERY happy. This week I am going to the gym everyday as my daughter has cheer every night this week. So I will be "killing time" by working out! It will be great to see what my drop is like next week with eatting right and getting to the gym. I would love to drop 3+ this week just to pro... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:46:30 EST Feburary 12th, 2013 Gym time funny Tonight will mark day 3 of working out with my daughter at Planet Fitness. I love that I can have a little bit higher membership and it 1) still be affordable and 2) I can bring her in with me for free! Last night was a treat because she didn't have cheer so off to the gym we went. When we got there last night the place was packed!!! Lucky for us we found two treadmills in the back row to use. It worked out good because when the place is that packed there is a time limit of 30 min for the mac... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:13:24 EST February 10th, 2013 - 5% goal REACHED! Today marks 5 weeks that I have been back at Weight Watches and I have officially hit my 5% goal! I'm so proud that I reached this and that I am sticking to this plan. I just figured out that if I keep up this rate of loss I will totally hit my goal of -50 pounds by the time my daughter graduates in June. <BR> <BR> I was looking back at the weight tracker that I had from the first time I was on WW and when I hit that goal it will be at my lowest weight I was then and that was over 8 years a... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:23:59 EST February 3rd, 2013 - 1st month goal HIT!! First official month of Weight Watchers was this morning and my goal was to drop between 8 to 10 pounds. Well with today's weigh in of -2.8 pounds my grand total of weight loss of 8.6 pounds gone in the last 4 weeks. That means I have HIT my monthly goal! I'm SO proud of my self and all morning I have been on a high! <BR> <BR> With my goal being hit for this month that also means that I get to give myself a reward! I have decided that next weekend after I get paid I will be buying myself a ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 13:57:39 EST January 29, 2013 Did not get a chance to blog on my weigh in this last Sunday. I went in and I have lost a total of 2 pounds for the week which makes me at a total of 5.8 for the 3 weeks that I have been on Weight Watchers. I'm VERY happy with this amount and love that I am doing this with this determination I have within me! <BR> <BR> (picture of 5lbs of fat...just add .8 to this. LOL) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> So I lost a brick....and after moving all t... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:41:53 EST January 24, 2013 So this will be short....just had to share two super cool things that make me feel WONDERFUL!! my "WOOOOHOOOO" momments!! <BR> <BR> 1) out of the 42 fitness points that Weight Watchers wants me to reach each week (for me this would be Sunday to Saturday) I passed that 42 points on Tuesday! WOOOHOOOO <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> 2) When I wear undershirts like tank tops or cami's I always have them untucked. I always felt that it would hide my tummy or not create that pants line...I know it's s... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:00:24 EST January 21, 2013 Yesterday I weighed in at my WW meeting and I lost .8lbs, which brings me to a total of 3.8 pounds gone within the 2 weeks at WW. I was going to continue to count the 7 pounds difference I was from what I was weighing at home and the official start weight with WW, however I'm going to drop that and only count the loses I am recording with my WW journey. So this marks the the 2nd week weigh in and with only losing .8lbs I can honestly say the 2nd week curse hits us all....not just the people o... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:40:50 EST January 15th, 2013 My goodness I was on a roll there with the blogs and then work and work and oh more work trampled down on me. LOL So here is a quick catch up <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday was my WW meeting and weigh in. I am down 3 pounds so from what I thought I was prior to WW and now I am down 10 pounds in 2 weeks. I'm not being unhealthy about this journey and I am doing it all with the right tools. I am shooting for 5 pounds this week, but in the end I will be happy with anything above a pound. <B... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:50:48 EST January 7th, 2013 After my weigh in yesterday I sure did not help it any with the hot wings I ate for dinner. I will put down my foods from yesterday in a moment and be accountable for my actions. LOL I also did not workout yesterday....I took the day off and watched football all day. I won't lie it sure was the best! My Seahawks won and are onto the next round of playoffs. So even with not working out and eating bad, I had a great day and the best thing is that I know I'm not like that everyday! <BR> <BR> M... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:59:23 EST January 6th, 2013 Weight Watcher Meeting - Check <BR> Leaving Happy - Check!!! <BR> <BR> This morning was a great one. I woke up and got to the WW meeting and left there with the biggest smile. My scale at home is wrong....wrong....wrong, which means when I got on the scale at the meetings my weight was down. So yes BIG BIG smiles! I can't wait for next week's meeting so that I can knock my own socks off. A week of eating right and working out and I know that my first official loss week is going to rock!! <BR... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:12:18 EST January 5th, 2013 So far today I've done great. I worked out earlier for 50 min and burned 280ish calories. Now my bum hurts, but it's that good kinda pain! Been a quiet one around my house and I'm thankful for that. After the bussle of the holidays it is nice to have quiet moments. Tomorrow will be busy because I have to get things done before my Seahawks play as I will be busy watching them. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did pretty good with my food choices. I did splurge a little for dinner, but I did have all my... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 18:00:05 EST January 4th, 2013 Well here it is Friday and after working only 3 days this week (just got back from 11 days off) I am ready for the weekend. It will be interesting to see how I will squeeze in the workouts this weekend with all the stuff going on. I'm hoping for one good walk during the time off...but with my busy family who knows if I will get that. LOL <BR> <BR> Yesterday I only did my workout in the morning. This may be TMI for some so if so skip to the next paragraph!! I started to spot yesterday afterno... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 13:31:57 EST January 3rd, 2013 So this morning I hopped on the scale and I'm down a pound. I wasn't going to get on that darn thing until Sunday, but I swear it just jumped under my feet. LOL A pound gone I will take! Now I just have 9 more for this month to go to make me feel like the super woman I am! <BR> <BR> Last night I didn't get in my AB workout. Mine were a little sore so I know my daughter's were too. I did make up chili with ground chicken that I had in my freezer. I ended up getting 4 servings out of it for 6... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:55:58 EST January 2nd, 2013 - short funny Alright I had a funny this morning so I just had to share....mostly because my bestie Cori shared her story and while this was happening all I could think about was that blog! <BR> <BR> So here I was about 20 min into my walk this morning on the treadmill when the urge to poo hit me. I had 10 min left on my time and was going at a pretty good pace so I didn't want to stop. All I could think about was how my girlfriend blogged about farting while at the gym. My face began to get the flushed r... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:57:00 EST January 1st, 2013 Welcome to a new year....a new start and a great time to set in motion what this year will bring. This year is going to be great because I've set goals that are easy to follow and I have the back up at home to keep me going. So this year I'm not going to make resolutions...I'm making goals! <BR> <BR> Goal #1 <BR> Go to weekly Weight Watchers meeting with my husband. <BR> - We are starting on 1/6/13 for our first meeting. We had planned on Saturday meetings but with him starting to ref fo... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:44:01 EST Birthday weekend This weekend marks my 35th Birthday. I can't believe how quickly time goes once you get older. I swear it just seems like yesterday I was turning 25! So far the plans are to spend a night out with the family at the bowling alley and the afternoon watching my daughter's first cheer performance. I'll post pictures of that later! I'm also hoping to get my nails done and a new how I just tossed in that last part! LOL <BR> <BR> The one I want is the symbol for enturnity with the w... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:10:05 EST