KM1116's SparkPeople Blog KM1116's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Oh you know, just jumping out of a plane 18,000 feet in the air... Skydiving was the most amazing thing I've ever done in my life... EVER! When people ask me about it, I can't even begin to explain it to them. We did the world's highest tandem jump... 18,000 feet in the air! Free fell for about a minute and a half at 120mph for about 13,000 feet and then parachuted the rest of the 5,000 feet for about 8 minutes. I got to float through a cloud and steer the parachute, it was just awesome! Here are lots of pics and the link to some footage from my jump! :) <BR... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:27:44 EST Where I've been these past few months... Bridal showers, bachelorette parties, weddings... Ahhhh it was neverending!! I have been flying to and from Illinois every other weekend since May. Here's some pics of all of festivities! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Best friend's bridal shower <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Me sportin the toilet paper wedding dress! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:41:21 EST Motivation -- Where are you?! Does anyone else struggle horribly with getting back on track after an off weekend? It was my birthday weekend and my parents were here, and I know none of those are excuses... But I honestly didn't watch what I ate at all and didn't work out once. Sometimes I am so disgusted that it pushes my motivation right back up, and other times I just want to continue in the downward spiral. I'm forcing myself to go for a run soon to try and spark my motivation again. How do you guys pick yourself back... Tue, 1 May 2012 10:23:00 EST Formal Pics! First of all... Thank you for all of the comments in helping me decide which dress to wear. I went with the silver one and everyone was complimenting it all night! It was also soooo comfy all night long... My heels were a different story haha. My legs are STILL sore from dancing in heels all night! <BR> <BR> ANYWAY... Some of you asked for some pics, so I figured I'd post some. :) Okay, maybe lots! Here it goes :) <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:37:09 EST Formal Dress Help?! So I have my school formal on Saturday, and I've been debating back and forth on which dress I should wear. I figured maybe I could get some opinions on here. :) What do you think?! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:48:48 EST Two Steps Forward & One Step Back That's how my weeks seem to go. I'll lose one week, gain a little the next week, lose a little more the next week, gain a little the next week. I guess the good part is that when I lose... it's more than when I gain, so I'm still losing overall. <BR> <BR> For the first few weeks I noticed this trend of my weight going up and down and up and down, I was getting really irritated. I was mad at myself and my body and the whole process. When I first started Sparkpeople, I had a goal set in mind ... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:00:21 EST Week Seven With a loss of 1.6 pounds this week... I am officially down 10.6 pounds total!!! Thank you all for your support as I get my life back on track! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>224</em> <em>9</em> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:18:00 EST Week Four Slowly but surely... down 5.6 pounds! <BR> <BR> And that's not even the best part: <BR> - My pants are getting big <BR> - I'm less winded when working out <BR> - I'm feeling better about myself <BR> - And I'm more motivated than ever to keep this going!! <BR> <BR> I have four weddings to attend this summer (two of which I'm in) and I'm determined to look great at all of them! <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 10:33:58 EST Week One... Well, it was easier than I was expecting. Having all of the tools on Sparkpeople kept me motivated and answered any questions I had. I thought I did great though... ate very well, got in all of my nutrients, drank plenty of water, worked out daily. I'm just a little disappointed in my number on the scale. 1.6 pounds. I know I should be happy with any weight loss, but I guess in my mind I was convincing myself that I would lose more given that it was my first week. I know this is a long road, ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:30:35 EST