KIM_POSSIBLE77's SparkPeople Blog KIM_POSSIBLE77's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My Story....My Why! I just shared the below "story of my life" in a fitness challenge group on Facebook and just knew it was time to share it here. I think that I had shared a little of this prior, but I know at the time I wasn't free of the demons that kept me from being the person I am today. I want to share this because if ANYONE else out there has had any of this happen to them I want them to know they aren't alone. <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> I see ... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:50:26 EST Finding my Spark has moved to FOUND my Spark! When I look at my page I see the "Member Since 9/2/2009" listed there, honestly it used to make me sad. It made me sad because for almost 6 years I struggled with starting and continuing on the path of healthy choices and working out. I failed to find the inner spark I needed to really be inspiring or motivational to anyone. I can remember being intimidated by that date because I should have been so much further.....I should have been done with my weight loss journey and living the life of ma... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:36:02 EST I may be away from here....but I'm still kicking bottom! I thought that I would make a quick blog and share all that has been going on. <BR> <BR> 1)In my works biggest loser challenge I won 3rd place (I was .74 away from 1st place) <BR> 2) I started my Masters program this week. (woohoo school time) <BR> 3) I finished STRONG with my 1st round of 21 Day Fix. I lost 12lbs and 20.5 inches. <BR> 4) Started a weight loss challenge with my husband (7/1/15-8/25/15 eight weeks). <BR> 5) Started a 21 Day Fix/Combat combo on 7/1/15 to 8/25/15. Will be do... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:48:38 EST National Walk At Lunch Day So far I am knocking my weekly goal of 3+ miles out of the park! I drove my daughter to school today so I walked into work. That was 1.2 miles in and 1.2 miles back (uphill). Today is also National Walk At Work day. Working at a health insurance company does have it's perks as I got a longer lunch and was able to walk around one of the most beautiful little parks in Center City Philadelphia. Three trips around and I got another 1.6 miles in, That will give today a total of 3.10 miles just dur... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:48:37 EST Monday...and I got in my 3+ miles! I am so proud of myself. I took today off just to give myself one more day to make sure I was well enough to head back to work. So because of that I did not want to give up on my 3+ miles that I would get in by walking my round trips from my car/home...I went to the gym. <BR> <BR> I kept putting it off all morning until one of my girlfriends posted her mileage/time and it actually helped me to get my bum off my chair and out the door. It also pushed me to beat her time which I did! I also g... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:44:01 EST Stomach Flu = Detour Last week was a total off week for me. I was so tired all week. I blamed it first on the crazy neighbors keeping us up until midnight with the crazy drama and cops being called. But I now know it was because I was getting sick. Friday morning at 3am it all came to a head with me running to the bathroom and me "tossing my cookies" for 2 hours. After that it was just a bathroom-sleep kind of day. I joked with my girlfriend that I should have days like this before my weigh in days as I was down ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:29:14 EST Down's a good place to start Down 3 pounds this week and I have to admit I'm shocked. My workouts were not as great as I would have liked and my food choices were a little better than normal. I think however it is because of all the water that I was able to get in this week. My water intake has been right on point! <BR> <BR> I just started a second round of Biggest Loser at work and really want to rock it this time. Now that it is getting nicer my main plan is to stop parking in the garage at the train station and get ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:30:12 EST I scream, you scream....we all scream for Ice Cream! Do you have that one food that no matter what you will eat it? I mean you will fill yourself SO full of it that you are on the edge of being sick? You the whole container?!?!? <BR> <BR> Well that is totally me and Ice Cream. <BR> <BR> I love it, I love all flavors and will eat a whole pint and still want more. Its crazy really! I used to be this way with M&Ms too, but giving up sweets for Lent this year really helped cure me of that addiction. But ice cream....oh goodness is i... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:58:29 EST Happy Easter Happy Easter to everyone....... <BR> <BR> What a wonderful weekend this has been. Today marks my 4th year wedding anniversary and 8 years with my husband. I have been so blessed to have such a fantastic person to share my life with. He spoiled me this weekend with a wonderful Mickey Mouse clock and a hour couples massage. We topped it with dinner and a movie with our kids. <BR> <BR> Today we went shopping and then I spent the day food prepping for the week. I'm all set now for the most suc... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 19:54:42 EST Sunday Funday Had a wonderful night last night with my husband. I was able to get all dressed up which is every girls favorite thing. We both looked fantastic and had a blast catching up with friends that we work with for the youth sports leauge. But I also got to talk about how much I love Shakeology with a friend and share my journey with it. <BR> <BR> Today has been a relaxing day, and little running around. Gearing up for a busy week at work. We have Friday off so that means putting in 5 days of work... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:51:31 EST 10 Reasons I have an assignment for one of the Challenge groups I'm in and that is to write down 10 reasons I want to lose weight. So here are my reasons in no defined order.... <BR> <BR> 1) Self Confidence.....I want this back. Losing weight won't give this to me automatically. However as I get stronger and the more workouts I complete that is what is giving me this back! <BR> 2) Accountability....I want to make the commitment and stick to it. I want to be accountable for what I put into my body and t... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:49:01 EST Getting back on track! Isn't it amazing how quickly we can let a little success put us into a false reality. I know that I have FAR more than 15 pounds to lose and after the 21 day fix and dropping that weight I thought I knew it all. I figured that I could just bounce in and out of the Combat workouts, miss a day here and there and be fine. NOT!!! <BR> <BR> While I have not gained the weight or inches back, I am not moving forward at the speed I would like to be moving at. Bottom line is that I'm doing it to mys... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:28:52 EST 21 Day Fix....Almost Done What a great week I have had. Once I got over the cold I got right back on with my workouts. I was not able to double up this week like I wanted to. However I was able to workout daily so I will take that over not working out. Last Monday when I got on the scale I was down 13lbs in the first 2 weeks of the program. I was totally shocked but goodness SO happy at the same time. <BR> <BR> This weekend I am pushing hard and doing 3 of the workouts each day. Today I did Upper and Lower Fix and I... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:14:11 EST What a week! I've been sick this whole week. Yesterday was my first day back to work and I was so worn out by the time I got home that I had a "cheat meal" of tacos from TB. I've been 100% on track today and hoping to have energy when I get home to get in my cardio fix workout. Still behind a couple workouts for this week, but with the long weekend I'm hoping to get them all made up and to get back to myself!! <BR> <BR> Next Monday starts my last week with the 21 Day Fix. I cannot believe how quickly the... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:01:48 EST 21 Day Fix...Results after one week Yesterday was day 8 of the 21 Day Fix so I weighed in again and retook my measurements. I am so PROUD to say I am down 6.2 pounds and lost an overall total of 9 inches (2 of them off these hips!!) <BR> <BR> I was NOT perfect, I missed workouts thanks to this cold but out of 100% I was about 90% there....that is a lot more than I was before the program so for me my week was fantastic. I am still not feeling good, however I'm trying to stay on track as much as I can. I'm not stressing the wor... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:25:17 EST 21 Day Fix Week One Monday started my journey of fitness in 2015. My BFF (aka Sister from another Mother) and I decided that after doing the c25k program...and actually finishing it...that this year we would finish as many Beachbody programs as possible.....Because after all we have a video library full of them! <BR> <BR> Well Monday we started the 21 Day Fix, and for anyone that is looking for a program I can tell you this one is AMAZING. (and NO I'm not just saying that as a Beachbody Coach) Not only are the... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:36:30 EST Happy New Years 2015 Well I sure did end 2014 in such a great way. I finished the C25K program with my BFF HOPEFULHIPPO and was rewarded with this beautiful new workout shirt! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I also ended the year under 200lbs so I'm excited about that. In Nov I set a goal and I reached them both. Now the goal for 2015 is to finish all my (or almost all) of my Beachbody programs I have. I want to earn as many shirts as I can for finishing... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 22:18:10 EST Pushed myself today! Today I needed to do day 2 and 3 of my running program.....and I did! I ended up getting in 4.39 miles in 1 hour and 13 min! I was and still am SO happy. My feel hurt tonight because of the longer time, but through the pain will come the results so I will deal with them. Today was the first run in days that I felt back to myself and that felt GREAT! <BR> <BR> Will be interesting to see if I lost this week. I really just wanted to drop what I had gained last Monday. Of course I will be happy... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:05:46 EST The start of getting back to me! Well it's been a few days now from my car being stolen. I'm no longer crying at the thought of it and can talk about it without tears coming down. It is funny how something like this will hit you. I'm still praying that they find it and we can get it back without a lot of work that needs to be done to it. It was so hard to deal with it over the weekend. I went to the gym on Friday night with my son and husband and ended up swimming. It was great to be in the pool and just be weightless and fe... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:03:29 EST Do In-Laws have to get along? Vent Blog A few weeks before Thanksgiving my son came to me very upset and asked if his girlfriend and her son could come to our house for dinner. Both my husband and I said yes, goodness they have been dating for years now so why would it bother us. My son then starts to tell me about how he was originally going to go up to her parents house (where she lives) and have dinner there but after a recent fight she had with her parents he wasn't going to do that. Of course this peeked my interest and I want... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:25:00 EST Photo Blog - Seahawks vs Eagles <img src=""> <BR> Pre-game Selfie <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I'm no longer at home....I entered enemy territory! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Had to bring out my SB flag in the stadium that has yet to get one! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Jersey is's time to get... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 17:47:22 EST Week 5 in review Doing my week in review a day early because tomorrow I will be busy getting ready for my football game. My beloved Seattle Seahawks will be here in Philly and I bought tickets to go see them. I can't wait because it's been over 7 years from the last time I saw them. YES there will be pictures. <BR> <BR> So this week was a hard one for me, I slacked on the runs until the end of the week and then ended up doing the first two days in back to back days. I have day 3 set to do early tomorrow mor... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 19:23:59 EST I hate my BFF right now..... Ever have one of them friends that is so positive that is just sucks you in??? Well that is my BFF, in fact we are so close that I really look at her like a sister. So this all started yesterday when I get a text from her telling me to go read her blog. I log onto Spark and go to her page only to see a blog titled "I hate my bestie right now" WHAT?!?!?! <BR> <BR> She brought tears to my eyes and I click into it and worry about what I possibly could have done from 3000+ miles away for her to ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 14:48:31 EST Week in Review (a day late) My goodness what a holiday weekend....and what a week last week was. I was so busy at work that I didn't have time for much. You have to love pushing 5 days of work into 3, but in the end having an extra day off is worth it. Especially when I got on the scale this morning and I'm down 2.8 pounds for a total of 11.6 pounds for the month of November! (What a perfect Birthday present that was). <BR> <BR> Looking back my eating was very good. I worked out Thursday, Sat and Sunday. It did take me... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 11:07:36 EST Week in Review I am really starting to love my Sunday reviews of my week. I haven't been disappointed in myself or my goals so far. Finding the positive in my weeks are getting easier for me to do and I focus on the bad things. For me I look at the week in a full and if I have more good moments that is a WIN of a week for me. After all this is not a diet, this is my life and I'm living it!!! <BR> <BR> One of the best parts this week was my run yesterday. Going into it I really thought that I was going to b... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:49:39 EST The Chicken Lady This is going to be a "What happens at the gym...WILL be shared!" kind of blog. I love to people watch. Normally this is something that I love to do, however when I'm running on the treadmill I like to be in my zone. I like to put in my music and zone out on myself. Most days I always luck out and there is always a machine between me and the next person. This is nice so that I do not become distracted. Well today I was not so lucky....Today I was stuck next to the Chicken Lady. <BR> <BR> I ... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:05:28 EST How to measure success Last night I was talking to my husband and I started to think about how we all measure our success. What is the key ingredient that we see daily or weekly that is that “ah-ha” moment that gives us that gratification of success? <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Is it the numbers on the scale? <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Is it the fitness minutes that we get? <em>316</em> <BR> <BR> Is it not eating sugar, or staying perfect on our meals? <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever stopped to think wha... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:11:26 EST The Inner Skinny Girl....she is there! Lately I feel like I have this secret life that my family doesn't even know about. I feel that while they are supportive of everything that I do they just really have no clue of how badly I want this weight off! I want to be the healthy girl....I'm so tired of being the girl that has the heart of a healthy girl and the body of the fat girl. I know that this is a journey and I am loving the journey, but I just can't wait for the day that my outside body catches up with my inner healthy girl. ... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:01:50 EST Loving this thing called RUNNING Last Monday my run was hard for me so I took some time this week and did not rush myself back into the gym. I have learned that it is important to listen to my body. The BEST thing about the gym and the runs is that they will always be there. If I do not listen to my own body I can ruin it and then there will be NO more runs, or workouts. <BR> <BR> So yesterday I went into the gym thinking I would just run slow as my BFF keeps telling me. Mind you I am not a fast runner at all. I have never... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:29:30 EST My start to the week Yesterday was good day for me. I lost weight for my weigh in and got in my run. I also was able to work from home in the morning and afternoon as I had an off site meeting. My run wasn't the best I've done. For some reason my right calf seemed to tighten up on me and even with a little extra walking I had to push myself through it. So I finished but it was much lower in miles. Figure tomorrow when I run I will make sure to put on my knee brace. Don't know if my stride is off because I'm landi... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:14:56 EST Dirty Little Secret Is OUT! Last Monday I had my wake up call. I had just started my C25K running program the Saturday before and after getting on the scale that morning I knew I had to stop and make some changes. As hard as it was to admit to myself that I was failing myself by living my life I currently was. I did it....I looked in the mirror and saw the person I was, the person that I let myself become. <em>204</em> While I love the person I am, I DO NOT love the "extra" of this person I saw. It was in that moment... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:10:48 EST WOOHOO Moment So I normally do not blog twice in the day...heck sometimes I do not even do one once a day. LOL But today I had a WOOHOO moment and I just had to share it. Last night I was set to do my run after work. However I came home and fell asleep as my phone was charging, silly me did not bring my charger to work. Well I promised myself that I would go today and get my run in and finish my first day of week two of the C25K program. <BR> <BR> Well today is our football day and me and my family go an... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 20:31:04 EST Happy Saturday....a quick look on my week So my busy week is over and the main thing I learned was I can travel and eat healthy! I flew to Chicago for the day and did not eat one bad thing. The only thing that I need to work on is the water intake. For next year I know to really focus on getting in more water. I also have the Spark on audiobook and was listening to that on all my drives. Man was it relaxing and I loved getting to know the book all over again! <BR> <BR> This next week I only have one off site meeting so I will pack m... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:10:54 EST C25K Week 1 DONE! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I cannot even begin to shout from the roof tops over how happy and proud of myself I am. I actually finished the 1st week of this running program. I have started this program so many times and never made it past day 2. I would make excuses or "not find time" to get to the 3rd day. This week not only did I do it, but I also did not want to go today......and I DID! My legs today were so sore from the flight yesterda... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:34:29 EST Far to early in the morning Well I've been up from 3am to catch my 6:20am flight. I only got a few hours of sleep so I'm praying for sleep on the flight. I usually do not sleep well when I'm traveling. I think that I may have travel anxiety. When ever I know a trip is coming that I'm flying on or have a long drive I sleep like poo poo. Praying for at least a good hour of sleep on the plane. Last night I got to the gym and did my run. Still have the shin splints that act up so I'm hoping with stretching and keeping goi... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 05:47:45 EST What a wake up call This morning I got on the scale and about fell over in tears, and it wouldn't have been the happy ones! I am as the song goes "start at the very beginning". Only for me it's NOT a good place to start! I am back up to my starting weight and really could just kick myself! So I have 5 goals this week.... 1) Drink Shakeology daily 2) Run Monday, Wed and Fri 3) Get daily water in 4) NO SWEETS 5) Journal everything I eat! I am taking things a week at a time. My Birthday is in 28 days and I refu... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:58:14 EST Ok Spark...I love the mobile app! So while it's been a long time from the last time I logged in because I just had no time to go onto my computer. Now however I can post blogs, keep up with my friends on here, track and my up band is linked. I'm back in love with Spark! So this year has been full of ups and downs. Only person to blame is myself. I did no runs this year and my workouts have not been consistent. I have one goal now and that is to finish the C25K program by the first of the year. I've never been a runner and r... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:38:39 EST 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