KMM1123's SparkPeople Blog KMM1123's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 225.8 ( up 15.2 pounds since last weigh in) Well, that stinks. Even though it's been 8 months since my last weigh in... It still stinks. But we're moving on! <BR> <BR> Back in October I did a "no soda bet" with a coworker to see how long we could go without sugary drinks. She lost at 4.5 weeks... I gave in at 7.5 weeks. I could've gone longer but I had a trip to Disney coming up and didn't want to think about the long drive there without any Monster energy drink... I know... I'm weak. <BR> <BR> But we decided we would do the bet aga... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:37:49 EST 210.6 (down 7.2 pounds since last weigh in) First week of whole 30 is complete. Well not completely. I think I screwed up on the program on Monday and Tuesday. The program is VERY strict and I went out to eat on Monday night and I wasn't sure exactly what their meat was cooked in but I was too shy to ask. And then on Tuesday we had a girls day in Biloxi, Mississppi and at the buffet I had some questionable squash and sausage. I know for a fact that something unhealthy was in that meal because I felt like crud after eating it. <BR> <BR... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:58:14 EST 217.8 (Up 24.6 pounds since last weigh in) Well... my last 'official' weigh in was 1 year ago so... I gained 24 pounds in a year. Yuck! <BR> <BR> Day 1 of Whole30 wasn't too bad. No real cravings for anything yet. I did have to turn down the free chicken wings that were brought to our meeting at work. That was a little hard to do. Instead I munched on the celery and carrot sticks (with no ranch) that was provided. <BR> <BR> Day 1 done... 29 more to go. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:33:50 EST Oh life... ... why do you keep getting in the way of my weight loss efforts? Well, that's not really true since I actually have no life. It's more accurate for me to say that 'work' keeps getting in the way. <BR> <BR> It never fails that when I start thriving at my job... my health starts to take a back seat. Right now my health is more like hanging onto the back bumper trying to hitch a ride a la Marty McFly. <BR> <BR> But I wouldn't be writing this little post if things weren't about to change. I ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 01:05:54 EST Boy Oh Boy Going to weigh in tomorrow... And it is not going to be pretty. As per usual I've let my work dictate my life and now my health has fallen by the wayside. Time to get back in gear. <BR> <BR> Going to look into Whole 30. I keep hearing about it so I figure I'll give it a shot. <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:54:38 EST 193.2 (Down 3.2 pounds since last weigh in) I was pretty stoked about the number that popped up on the scale this morning. It wasn't a huge surprise though since I do weigh in everyday. <BR> <BR> In all honesty, it could've been a lot better. I was down to 192-something a couple days ago and so I purposefully slipped up a couple times with my diet knowing that I had some "wiggle room". That's not going to do me any good. I'm rewarding my good eating with... bad eating? It makes no sense. <BR> <BR> So for this next week (the last wee... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:41:08 EST 196.4 (Down 4 pounds since last weigh in) Calm your pits... That's really 4 pounds in like 3 weeks. <BR> <BR> I just didn't feel like writing weekly update blogs recently. I figured I might as well get this one down though since I am pretty secure hanging out in onederland once again. <BR> <BR> This is not the first time I've made it down below that magic threshold so I tried not to put that much importance on the milestone. In my head, hitting a milestone means it's time to celebrate. Celebrating will eventually lead to celebrat... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:22:37 EST 200.4 (Down 0.2 pounds since last weigh in) In all honesty, I weighed in at 201 this morning but I refused to accept the small gain that came with that number. My first course of action was to move the location of my scale around hoping that maybe my bathroom floor held different zones of gravitational pull. When that failed to produce a lower number I busted out a few squats. I don't always do squats, but when I do, I expect instant results. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. A quick check of the scale had me searching for another way... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:54:12 EST 200.6 (Down 1 pound since last weigh in) I briefly glimpsed onederland on Sunday but have since retreated back up to the 200's. Guess I wasn't ready yet. Not worried at all - I'll get there soon enough. <BR> <BR> The diet portion is going really well for me but I still need to kick start the exercise end. I need to stop talking about it and just do it. Maybe some kind of mini challenge or goal will help? I'm definitely a competitive person but I don't know if competing against just myself will work for me. I'm sure I'll find somet... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:48:26 EST Minor victory... I finished up a shampoo AND a conditioner bottle at the same time. Not gonna lie... I was pretty stoked. <BR> <BR> Oh... did you think it might have been a weight loss victory? Nope. Sorry to disappoint. I have been pretty steady these last two weeks but no major or minor victories in that department just yet. They'll eventually come though, I have no doubt. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy my other life victories... <BR> <BR> 1. Shampoo/conditioner bottle feat (which re... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:21:28 EST 201.6 (Down 3.2 pounds since last weigh in) I wasn't perfect with the diet portion this week - there were definitely a couple days that I strayed. And to be honest, the exercise portion is non-existent. I'm still in the middle of unpacking from a recent move so any spare time I have is spent going through my junk. <BR> <BR> I'll try and improve the diet more this week, but I highly doubt I'll get any exercise in. Hopefully, once I'm more settled I'll have time to add that in too. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:55:12 EST 204.8 (Down 1.4 pounds since last weigh in) In all honesty, I was up to 209 then down a few and back up now to 204.8. I've rejoined the BLC and happily found myself on a team of awesome ladies again. But since the start of the BLC round I haven't been giving it my all and it's just not fair to my teammates. Out of the 4 weeks since the start of the challenge I've posted a gain on 2 weigh-ins. Not cool. <BR> <BR> So I'm viewing today as another day 1 for me. I need to get back in the habit of eating healthy and exercising my body. I a... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:38:12 EST 206.2 (Up 4 pounds since last weigh in) For the last few months my weight has been going in the wrong direction and I've done nothing but help clear a path for it. My job over the summer was very active and that allowed me to maintain what weight loss I did have. I would have lost even more weight over the summer if it weren't for the fact that I ate like a college kid. After the summer had ended, I started another great job but one that's a lot less active. My poor eating habits continued and now I find myself here... trying to ge... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 11:01:34 EST 202.2 (Up 9.4 pounds since last weigh in) Double yikes! Time to turn this around before it really starts getting out of control. Tue, 8 Oct 2013 09:38:09 EST 192.8 (Down 1.4 since last weigh in) I had no part in this weight loss this week. It's just a fluke lowering of the scale. I've really got to turn it around this week. <BR> <em>39</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:19:57 EST 194.2 (Up 0.2 pounds since last weigh in) Well ain't that a bitter pill? <BR> <em>39</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 22:54:29 EST 194.0 (Down 0.2 pounds since last weigh in) My recent attempt at getting back on track didn't really come to fruition. Unfortunately, I haven't been punished for my poor eating habits and lack of exercise either. I really don't want to be maintaining this weight... I need to keep taking it off. I guess it's time for me to nut or shut up again. So here's a little challenge for myself... I will post a weight update blog for the next 4 Sundays AND I will post a significant loss (1-2lbs) with each one. I know I can do it - I just need to c... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:30:46 EST 194.2 (Down 2.8 pounds since last weigh in) Yes, 2.8 pounds is a lot... but not when my last weigh in was 2 months ago. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I'm actually pretty amazed that I haven't put 20+ pounds back on what with all the crap I've been eating. As usual, my brain thinks that since I've been working a ton of hours - I can eat whatever I want. <BR> <BR> Not true Kristina... not true. <BR> <BR> So today was a good day. I ate pretty well, drank a ton of water and walked after work. Now if only I could continue that p... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 21:08:09 EST 197.0 (Down 2.4 pounds since last weigh in) This weight is courtesy of the last two days worth of effort. I was maintaining all the way up through Sunday but working on my diet Monday and Tuesday nudged the scale down for today's weigh-in. Whew! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:42:07 EST 199.4 (Up .2 pounds since last weigh in) It could be worse - that's for sure. I still haven't exercised in a while so I know I need to get that started again soon. I also need to stay away from the Easter candy - I've consumed way too many dark chocolate bunnies as of late. <BR> <BR> This marks another short update blog... just not in the mood to write anything else out. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:22:05 EST 199.2 (Down 3 pounds since last weigh in) ONEderland has been teasing me on the scale a few times over the last two weeks but this is the first time we've greeted each other on a Wednesday morning weigh-in. So now I can officially record it as my weight. It feels pretty good too. Hopefully I can keep the number heading down. <BR> <BR> Work is keeping me pretty busy but it should slow down in the next few weeks. Maybe then I'll feel like writing more blogs... I do miss writing. A few funny things have happened over the last few week... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:09:43 EST 202.2 (Up 1.8 pounds since last weigh in) Of course... <BR> <em>39</em> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:36:51 EST 200.4 (Down 2 pounds since last weigh in) Unfortunately, I wasn't able to lose an extra .41 pounds this week. It would have been nice but I definitely wouldn't have deserved it. As usual, I had a bad weekend. A weekend that also brought my BLC exercise streak to an abrupt and thorough end. <BR> <BR> Also, I'm just now noticing that my most recent blog was last week's weigh-in blog. I guess I'm just not as chatty anymore. Maybe once I establish some sort of routine with this new job I'll be able to incorporate more SparkPeople time.... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:21:13 EST 202.4 (Down 3.2 pounds since last weigh in) I'm so close to ONEderland that I can taste it - and it tastes gooood. <BR> <BR> I've just started my job so I'm a little concerned about my future weigh-ins. I hope to keep up some sort of momentum but I'm afraid of slipping back into my old habits again where I reward a long/hard day of work with junk food. I'm looking to keep better tabs on that sort of behavior this time around. It's time for me to re-enter the real world and deal with the additional obstacles that will surely be laid in... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:14:04 EST First day... I don't particularly enjoy the night before a first day at a new job. They're often spent trying to talk my imagination down from the ledge of the million and a half things that could happen the next day. Yesterday was one of those nights. <BR> <BR> "Oh no! Is that lightning? What if my house gets struck and causes the two separate alarms I set to malfunction and I oversleep?" <BR> <BR> "What if I can't start my car because a family of squirrels took refuge under my hood to get out of the r... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:24:10 EST Sooo... I think I got a job For a little while now I've been floundering my way through what the cool kids call a 'quarter-life crisis'. I've been trying to find a job and I've been making it more difficult for myself because I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. My college major should have decided that for me but whose degree these days actually applies to their current job besides doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, teachers and scientists? Ok, maybe I'm the only one who doesn't put their degree to work... ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:34:03 EST 205.6 (Up 1.2 pounds since last weigh in) I just spent the last five minutes staring at my blog title while twiddling my thumbs. I'm not really sure what to say besides... this totally sucks. <BR> <BR> I considered just leaving a sad faced emoticon but that would be a bit of a cop out. The whole purpose behind these weekly update blogs is to help me better understand how I'm doing on this journey. And according to the blog title - I'm not doing too well at the moment. <BR> <BR> The first five days were pretty good for me (diet an... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:41:55 EST Cheap shot, Monday... cheap shot My entire focus this week has been about cleaning up my weekend diet and exercise habits. And I was successful at it too. <BR> <BR> Well, kind of - it was a lot better than the last two weekends so I can technically call it a success. Not a slap-me-on-the-back, attagirl kind of success. It was more of a 'barely met the minimum qualifications' kind of success. But still good all the same. <BR> <BR> The only problem is that I used up all of my diet and exercise willpower on Saturday and Sun... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:11:08 EST Pics of me growing up... This week's BLC theme had me going back to look at my high school photos. I didn't really have that many outside of the obligatory graduation ones. Luckily one of my friends from high school posted a bunch of pictures onto Facebook a few years back so I hopped on to steal them (after I had untagged myself from a majority of them first - seriously, some of those photos need to stay forgotten). <BR> <BR> I also decided to add in a couple photos of when I was a kid into this blog - just for fu... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:47:16 EST 204.4 (Down 3 pounds since last weigh in) This marks another week where Saturday and Sunday delivered expertly placed karate chops to my already shaky tower of healthy habits. As (what has recently become) usual, Monday and Tuesday were spent trying to piece together my healthy habits again. Luckily it didn't end up as bad a weekend as the past Super Bowl one and I was able to recover pretty easily. <BR> <BR> The fact that I lost 3 pounds this week is actually quite surprising considering I wasn't in my calorie range a few days and... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:06:38 EST Saturday morning... workout or yard sale? I've been trying to switch my workout time from evenings to mornings. Not much luck with it yet due to a severe lack of motivation on my end. What's the point of being unemployed if you can't sleep in a little? <BR> <BR> This morning though, I woke up extra early with relative ease. Not because I was excited for an intense workout or anything...nope, it was because of a yard sale. Why is it that trolling through people's junk in the wee hours of the morning is very appealing to me while sim... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 15:12:19 EST 207.4 (Down 0.1 pounds since last weigh in) I'm thrilled to discover that the last 2 days were a HUGE success. Three days ago I was up 2 pounds and now (thanks to an intense 2 days) I'm back to even. I don't really see any diet and exercise obstacles getting in my way this week so I should be ok for next week's weigh-in. <BR> <BR> I'm back to rebuilding my healthy habits but this time with a stronger foundation so they don't come toppling down so easily. <BR> <em>24</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:37:51 EST My 'miracle' scale? This last weekend my healthy habits routine was dealt a significant blow. The routine was shaky to begin with so it didn't take much for it come toppling down. I wish I could blame it on Super Bowl festivities but that only accounts for one day's worth of self-sabotage. <BR> <BR> I've been weighing in everyday now and have unfortunately noticed the number on the scale heading in the wrong direction since last Wednesday's weigh-in. <BR> <BR> Naturally, I woke up this morning a little concer... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 23:12:39 EST I miss my SparkFriend When I first joined SparkPeople a couple months ago, I was trolling the message boards just looking at random posts when I came across a timid post about connecting with others on SparkPeople and taking a more active role on SparkTeams. They seemed to think this would help with their journey to become a healthier individual. <BR> <BR> I of course wished her luck with her journey and then followed up by mini-stalking her SparkPage and insisting on our eventual friendship. Luckily, my aggress... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:16:53 EST Pushup prodigy in the making? Probably not. But I am getting the hang of these things. <BR> <BR> Last night, I had just finished up my 45 minute treadmill date and was starting on my strength training. On days that aren't official "Tone n'Tighten" days, I usually just do a few squats and push ups. <BR> <BR> And when I say 'push ups' please note that I mean girlie push ups. When I first started doing them I couldn't even do 1 regular military-style pushup. So I quickly settled on performing them girlie style and I could... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:49:31 EST 207.5 (Down 3 pounds since last weigh in) I peeked at the scale every day this week to see how I would do (mentally not just physically) and it was definitely a success. <BR> <BR> The first couple of days peeking had me maintaining last week's weigh-in. Normally, seeing no change on the scale would have me questioning these healthy habits I've made with a 'why bother' attitude. But this time it was different. The maintenance weigh-in (combined with applying for a job I'd like) had me kicking this healthy habits journey into high ge... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:17:24 EST Start. Stop. Continue. START <BR> I need to start acknowledging non scale victories. For the last few days, I thought something was wrong with my detergent because a couple t-shirts were a little too baggy on me. I'm a little embarrassed to say it took me longer than it should have to figure out what was happening. It wasn't until today that I finally put 2 and 2 together and realized they were non scale victories that I didn't notice before. I also owe the Tide company an apology for the verbal bashing they receiv... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:21:47 EST Third workout for tonight? There’s nothing quite like applying for a job (that I know I’ve actually got a shot at) to really boost the weight loss efforts. Directly after applying for the job online, I braved the great outdoors for a brisk walk throughout my neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Walking outside… twice in one week? Who do I think I am - a consistent exerciser? <BR> <BR> I need to slow it down before I get a reputation around here as a street walker. Hmm… street walker. Why do I feel that label has been used befor... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:44:13 EST 210.5 (Down 1.5 pounds since last weigh in) I had a mini panic attack this morning getting on the scale. The first number read 212 (my weight from last week). <BR> <BR> I jumped backwards off the scale as if it had singed my feet. My hands flew to my cheeks and I let out a nice little Macauley-Culkin-Home-Alone style scream. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> But thankfully, the next 15 or so times I braved the scale - it was displaying 210.5 pretty consistently. <... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:36:24 EST The rebel made me do it I just scrolled down my list of blogs and was surprised by how many there were. I definitely don't consider myself a 'blogger' by any stretch of the imagination. I mainly started blogging on here to record my weekly weight gains/loses so I could better keep track of my journey. I also like to throw in random blogs for fun too. <BR> <BR> I tried blogging once before but gave up before writing the first word. It was going to be a DIY-furniture-rehab kind of blog. Out of the blue, I decided I ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:07:52 EST You shook me all night long... Eww... get your mind out of the gutter! That's not what this blog's about. <BR> <BR> For the BLC I was tasked to overcome something this week that's been holding me back or that I've been too chicken sh*t to tackle. I don't think that's how they phrased it exactly but it's pretty darn close. <BR> <BR> I decided I would relocate my walking routine from inside on the treadmill to outside on the pavement. <BR> <BR> I don't like to walk outside much. I can't gauge how fast I'm going... blah b... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:43:09 EST Questionable SparkAds <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Really? Don't you know I'm on a diet here? I really don't think giving your sausage biscuit with cheese a halo effect is going to help win me over. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What the hell is with the word "Protein'd"? I bet it tastes as disgusting as it sounds. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:13:24 EST The Monster inside me... Today was a bit of a stressful day. This morning I woke up extra, extra early to hit a few yard sales with my mom. I can’t help it – I enjoy finding random items that I can’t live without. I’m mainly on the hunt for cool, vintage items with lots of history. <BR> <BR> Cleaning out your Grandpa’s old shed? Sure, I’ll come to your sale. <BR> <BR> Unloading all your great aunt’s treasures because you think it’s just a pile of junk? I’ll be the first in line when you open. <BR> <BR> Today was... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:21:09 EST 212 (Down 3.5 pounds since last weigh in) I'm glad I lost weight this week. I don't know how I did it though. <BR> <BR> The first half of the week was spent safely within my calorie range and I was even spotted walking on the treadmill at night. <BR> <BR> However, the second half of the week was the Dr. Jekyll to the first half's Mr. Hyde. I was frolicking in the wide open spaces outside my upper calorie range and unfortunately my brain established a 15 foot force field around the treadmill that I was unable (or more likely unwill... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:57:12 EST Football Foodie Another weekend of playoffs means another "spread" of food displayed throughout the day to graze on. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was oatmeal but lunch ended up being a tasting menu of all kinds of party trays. I tried to load up on the veggie tray but the pigs-in-a-blanket somehow hitched a ride on my plate uninvited. <BR> <BR> After a quick Google search trying to figure why they're called pigs-in-a-blanket - I sadly discovered there's a national pigs-in-a-blanket day (April 24th for anyone dying... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:40:39 EST 215.5 (Up 0.5 pounds since last weigh in) Well, it's official. Here's my first gain. <BR> <BR> Technically, I'm up a pound since last Wednesday. I did a mini weigh-in for the BLC21 and recorded my weight as 214.5 but my last weigh-in blog has me at 215. <BR> <BR> I know there's bound to be more gains along my journey but it just sucks that I could have easily prevented this one. <BR> <BR> My next weigh-in now is one week from today and I need to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Ok. Stop. Just Stop! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:03:34 EST Askin' for it... I'm definitely "askin' for it" with tomorrow's weigh-in. My last two weigh-ins resulted in small losses with little to no effort involved on my part. <BR> <BR> I told myself I didn't deserve them (and I really didn't). <BR> <BR> I told myself I should be lucky that I haven't gained or plateaued YET since starting this healthy habits kick in November. <BR> <BR> I told myself to take the recent weigh-ins as the diet goddess gifts that they were and put in more effort for the next weigh-in... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:52:58 EST Horrible Meal (1), Kristina (0) For some very strange reason I wasn't hungry at all today. I woke up late so I skipped my usual breakfast of oatmeal. Maybe that's where I went wrong? Perhaps I've now trained my metabolism to wake up with oatmeal. Who knows? <BR> <BR> Anyway, around lunchtime I still wasn't hungry so I skipped that meal too. It's not like I'm on a kick about eating only when I'm hungry. I'll often eat because, well, it's time to eat. But not today. Not only was I not hungry, I had no desire to even eat out ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 23:35:40 EST Get to know 50 things about me 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> No. My dad just picked my first name because he said he liked it. My mom secretly thinks it's the name of a former girlfriend of his (he's denied this my entire life though). But my first and last name is very similar to an 80's movie star so I get asked about it quite often when introducing myself to new people. <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Watching The Voice when they did that small tribute to the Sandy Hook victims where they san... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:23:14 EST 215 (Down 1.5 pounds since last weigh in) My scale started to die this morning when I first weighed in. It kept saying 'low battery' but I continued encouraging it to ignore the death throes it was enduring and just give me a number already - damn it. <BR> <BR> After four very different weigh ins, I decided I couldn't really trust his judgment anymore and performed the surgical operation he needed to remove the old battery and replace it with a new one (that thing was HARD to replace). <BR> <BR> It's not his fault really that his ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:30:14 EST