KRMFREEONE's SparkPeople Blog KRMFREEONE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A new year a new me? So it was New Year's Eve, and while I had planned on a night of pizza, drinking, and football, I still went to the gym at my normal time like i always do I do 5 days a week. As I was talking to my trainer, I realized something.. This was the first time ever I was in the gym on New Year's Eve, and on that note, how many people can say that? <BR> <BR> Every year I plan on a new year, and a new me, and what I am going to prove, and the weight I am going to lose. <BR> <BR> New Years Eve I real... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 12:04:56 EST SLow and steady wins the race! Its been a couple of months since i have put something on here. While i havent been completely consistent. i am slowly approaching my goals. <BR> <BR> I have dropped 30 something since January, but the real results are me jumping into a size 6, dropping a bra size, and seeing what i think are the beginning of some abs. <BR> <BR> Moreover its what i have changed almost permanently that has really been the ever growing improvement. I have stopped all soda, and can be found with a water... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:51:40 EST Measurements So the weight isnt coming off as quickly as I would like this time around. <BR> <BR> And I feel as if I have hit a plateau. <BR> <BR> However something awesome happened this week. My Scale broke! So I havent been on it in like 9 days, and I decided to measure myself for the first time in months. <BR> <BR> I am so proud, I have lost 4 inches off my waist, 3 off my hips, and 3 off my thighs! <BR> <BR> And before I measured myself i was hopping on the scale every few days to see that it wa... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 12:12:24 EST I hate bugs!!!!! Who needs a workout when you can spend the entire day scrubbing your house from a tick infestation? <BR> <BR> Not this girl!. I am almost certain i burned enough calories from heavy cleaning over the past week to equal a 45 minute workout with my trainer. <BR> <BR> So a pregnant tick found its way on to my very long haired and very big dog. <BR> <BR> Did you know ticks can lay hundreds of eggs? And that they are they most disgusting looking bugs i have ever seen. Yuck yuck yuck. <BR> <... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:58:07 EST Size 6 <BR> I went to try on a bridesmaid dress for my friends wedding yesterday, and I needed a size six!! I was shocked! I wasnt even a size 6 in high school, just a size above it. The funny thing is i have been on this plataeu for a little while losing 6 pounds in the last 3 months. so the fact that my body has reshaped and gotten smaller despite my crawl on wieght loss is amazing, and it motivates me too, b/c i know that i almost there!!! <BR> <BR> More good news, i now have 2 people com... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:30:51 EST where did I go? This time last month, I was really progressing with exercise,and starting to lose weight consistently again, and then life hit. Where did i go? <BR> <BR> Its amazing how a few events can throw you off trackk, and no matter what this website or anyone tells you, it is up to you, and you alone to get or keep the motivation to get through and continue toward your goals, or let it derail you completely, or just put you at a standstill. <BR> <BR> I was just halted, when my family suffered two de... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:06:43 EST My variety! I am so proud of my self this week. On monday i swam laps at a friends house, Tuesday I saw my trainer, and stayed an extra hour on the treadmill. On Wednesday I took my first outside run since high school, ( would you believe i actually ran track in high school), and lasted more than a half hours. On thursday and friday I saw my trainer, and today I am starting my own dumbbell routine, which he would be so proud. I love working out. but usually its the trainer and the treadmill. This week i... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:09:56 EST Inconsistency So I have been gone for a while, and for some reason i lost all motivation in my diet. I call it stress of living, constant working, and worrying about finances. I call it life. But it creates inconsistency in what i really want to do with myself, my body my healthy lifestyle down the road. <BR> <BR> The funny thing. even thought i couldn't put the fork down the last several weeks, i have made it to the gym to see my trainer every week. And when i hopped on the scale last week, I ealized I ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:54:10 EST New motivation I have new motivation to whittle my waist ,, I am a bridesmaid!! My friend is getting my married in October so I want to fit in the crazy, but cute dress that she wants us to wear!! I love how other factors can motivate you to keep going. <BR> <BR> My motivation besides that comes from the goals sitting on my wall, and everyday I work. <BR> <BR> Most people know I work at a steak house, but it can not only be a negative influence, it can also be a motivator. Some of my guests just astound ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:37:03 EST Spring Break No not me on spring break, I have forgotten what a vacation is ,,,, but my trainer went on spring break with his little girl, and I am left to fend for myself. The going to work out part is fine, but what i realized at the gym this morning, is that I can't seem to torture myself as much as he can. I did most of the stuff he does during a session, but there was a lack of sweat and a lack of thoughts of Omg i could pass out. So the thought comes to mind, is it the support I am paying for to m... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:01:26 EST The sleepies. Have you ever had that feeling like in the middle of the day, or at the beginning of the day or just when ever, where you just can't stop yawning, or you know for a fact you could sleep standing up right where you are. I call it the sleepies. Sometimes I get the sleepies regardless if i have had an adequate nights sleep, or three cups of coffee and 6 5 hour powers ( alright i may be exaggerating). The worst is at work. <BR> <BR> I work at a restaurant for anyone who doesnt know. if I happen... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:00:55 EST Keeping it going,,, So my trainer's wife is being induced today (as well as my best friend,, crazy ) and he will not return until the following week. I 'm thinking there goes my motivation to get out to the gym while hes gone. Now I have decided that I can keep it going just as hard by myself.. So after my workout today, I took my notebook, and wrote down every thing we do usually during the week, and after I am finished on here I am going to make a plan for the week to do the same workout by myself, and I now h... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:32:25 EST Day 43 So I had one of those weekends, where nothing seemed to go right, and my diet and exercise went out the window with the weekend, but when I hopped on the scale today , I realized I had lost more weight!! The moral is I will not beat myself up anymore, b/c if you just keep going the progress will start to add up!!! <BR> <BR> I am helping out my sis today at her law office, and I have come to the realization that i need to take time off from serving and get my resume out there,, I am loving th... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:18:14 EST Day 39 I havent made great strides in weight loss, that I have noticed yet, but I love the feeling of working out, I actually feel that under that gut there are abs! At least a 2 pack! <BR> <BR> Moving on, so I have several friends I keep trying to get to come with me to work out, out of the 4 , i have got one to come last week, and cant get her to come since. It is amazing the excuses people come up with to tell you that they arent coming to work out. It makes me wonder how many of those excuses I... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:54:42 EST Back in stride! I lost 4 lbs over the last two weeks!!! Yea me!! And I am back to wanting to workout especially when I see my trainer. yesterday I was like, Has it been 45 min already? And today I finally talked a friend into trying my trainer out! I have had several friends say they would love to come workout with me, but she is the first, so I am super excited! <BR> <BR> Instead of the ususal chocolates for V-day, I recieved I giant boquet of Stargazer Lilies! Much better and I dont have to look at a gi... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:53:12 EST What a week!! Last week was crazy, but I feel that I am back to making progress. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I mean to eat and drink and be merry, and have a free day, but now that I am thinking about it, I really didnt eat that much at all, and I found all the nutritional info on every slice of pizza at the pizza hut website, which is very nice. <BR> <BR> My trainer did nothing but work out my arms today, and I do feel that they may now break off while I am asleep,, ahh but it felt so godd to work out today!!! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:57:35 EST My daughter So the most important thing in my life is y daughter Ava. She is 3, and she does lots of 3 year old things, like throwing tantrums. Now we have curved her tantrums at home, but now we are having problems at day care. She can't make it the whole day without hitting, or pushing a kid, and yesterday she tried to bite her teacher!!! So we turned off the tv for the night, and took all of her toys away, and basically grounded her for a day or so. Did i mention she is 3? We have tried so many ways t... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:17:45 EST Day 11 So I am taking my daughter to the dentist for the first time today!! I am so excited! <BR> <BR> <BR> On Sunday I pinched a nerve in my back by coughing Sunday. yeah I know most people do it through strenuous activity or working out, but no i did it sitting in a chair!! Anyway So I skipped working out the last 2 days, and I made my trainer take it easy on my today,, Thank God the treadmill doesnt aggravate it. <BR> <BR> So next week will be a better workout week, and I am trying to get som... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:54:29 EST Lets call this day 3. So last week I decided to get back on track, but the second the thought crossed my mind I had a set back. I have been trying to get over a nasty little sinus infection. the moment I thought I felt better I went to see my trainer, and by the end of the night my throat had swelled shut. So I took another week to be fully healthy, and tomorrow I will go back to my trainer again. But this I week I have been so good!! I bought a mountain fo fruits and veggies this week( cuties were on sale) And I ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:14:07 EST Disappointment So last year I lost 30 lbs. with the help of Sparkpeople before my wedding. And then life kicked in to high gear. Bills got high , work became a constant thing, and I went right back to my old lifestyle. When a coworker asked me the other day what happened to my diet. I realized that I had let stress and my eating conquer all and that I was back at the beginning. I am disappointed at how I just let myself go so easily... But no more!! I am back with a vengeance and I and I vow to get the lif... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:06:47 EST Slacking off.. I have been bad the last few weeks. Today I am getting back to my trainer and this morning I have started back full throttle on being the healthy little individual that I know I can be... <BR> <BR> The friend that I made the little wager with told me the other day that she too has also been slacking off , so we have set a new date and are now keeping journals that we can each look at when we work together. <BR> <BR> I credit my slacking off to stress and emotional eating. Anytime anything g... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:58:05 EST Something deep fried and smothered in chocolate" It comes from Shrek 2. Every time the fairy Godmother gets stressed out she eats. So do I. <BR> <BR> <BR> My progress on exercise is awesome . I worked out 6 days last week. I can feel the flab becoming muscle. I really like going to work out with my trainer, and I carve out time if for nothing else in my day, to get in a work out. <BR> <BR> What I can't get a consistent hold on however is my eating. I know what I should be eating. I have a pantry and fridge full of good stuff to maintain... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:47:39 EST Mondays Most people hate Mondays.. I don't. I love them Monday is my day off. It is usually the only day I have to really clean the house, run all of my errands, and relax. It is also my best workout day. I see my trainer , and then in the evening I hit the treadmill for a while, and then I have a hot bath! Monday is also the one night of the week, I actually get to spend with my family. My husband and I work alot at night, and therefore our daughter is usually with a grandma of some form. On Monday... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:14:30 EST People who say they are dieting.. A quick story. <BR> <BR> <BR> I work at a restaurant. And the other day I finally came to the realization the some people just don't understand the term dieting, or understand the term healthy lifestyle.. So a couple comes in , They are not too overweight. The lady proceeds to tell me that she is dieting and would like a diet coke. She then decided that it would be less calories for her to get a loaded baked potato over Fries, and that putting cheese on her salad would be too much, and then... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:33:36 EST Found a buddy! So every year a bunch of girls have a little weight loss competition to see who can lose the biggest percentage of weight. <BR> <BR> This year, although I have noticed others gain weight instead of lose weight, no one wanted in.. Except for one person. So this is what we have decided to do. Tomorrow we are going to weigh ourselves. then we are going to write it on a piece of paper. also on the piece of paper we are going to write an amount of money we are going to pay the person if they c... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:13:15 EST Motivation part 2. Ok, so I think I found a goal that will motivate me a little more. I booked a trip for Grand Bahama with my husband for November. We never got to go on an official honeymoon. I can't wait, But I want to look my best, and therefore I went and bought a swimsuit I want to wear. and I have now hung it up where my wedding dress was. I know how to be healthy, and I like doing it, but my problem is I like eating bad too. I t outweighs the want to be healthy and lose the rest of my weight. So hopefu... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 14:14:09 EST Motivation I will keep it short. I need motivation. I need a goal , a reason. I am hving this problem. I am good for a few days, or a do what I need to be doing for a few days, and then something sparks a week of eating bad or going out for empty calories. <BR> <BR> I need motivation, any suggestions? Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:10:27 EST So proud! Today my little took her first full pee in the potty, not a tinkle,, ,yea!!!! As for me I am doing very well, My trainer has been out of town, and i don't quite have the courage to go to the MMA gym by myself. Why? Well its small, so if no one is there they keep it closed, which is usually at the early morning hours i want to go. Two it really is a guys gym,, I think I am like one out of 5 girls there. Finally there are more than your usual amount of gym guys who look like giant mafia thugs r... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:35:23 EST Try try try again I have had a lack of motivation. I was good for a week or two and then back to the fried food I love. I want to blame a stressful past few weeks, and no time,, but I am goingt o blame myself,, I am losing the progress I have made over the past few months.. So today I stocked up on all of my healhty foods, and got on the treadmill for a nice long run.. I just have to keep trying and it will stick again,,, right? <BR> A good thing this time is after 30 years of exiastence i have discovered th... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:28:13 EST Cheesecake Yesterday was awesome. I made it a point to get a good work out in and keep the calories low , so that i could go to a dinner party with my friends last night. Totally worth it. For dessert I had a piece of one of those mixed cheese cakes from publix,, and so good!!! but 350 calories,, wow Really? I m not saying that is bad ,, that is really good, for cheese cake,, I know for a fact that where I work the cheesecake is like 750 calories, that is almost the entire day.. And if you actually go t... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:29:24 EST Pumped in the morning. I can't tell you how much I love working out in the AM. After you work out there is no need for the caffeine. I am ready to go for the day. I f i decide to work out later in the day I get distracted by all the things I have to do during the day and rationalize my way out of it, or there isnt enough time , and I have to leave for work. I f I work out in the evening on the occasional day off, I feel like the day is over and I usually end up on the couch the rest of the night afterwards,,, which... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:07:20 EST Enjoy! Today I am stiff from going back to the trainer yesterday. But I feel good today, and I plan on doing some miscellaneous workout stuff later,, I thought I would give my jump rope and hula hoop another try... I am not great at either one, but I bought them with a purpose in mind... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow a friend of mine from work is having a dinner party for a select few of us. I actually can't wait to get out and enjoy some time with friends.. When you work all of the time and have a two year o... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:40:13 EST Its been a while. I would like to start off by thanking everyone for their continued support. I have been gone for a while. a dear dear friend of mine died a month after my wedding. needless to say I just have not been with it. However I looked at myself in the mirror yesterday and realized that I can not go back to the way I used to be. The months I put in before the wedding can not be lost. The past few weeks I have simply had no motivation, and the only things I have been doing have been working, eating and... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:25:49 EST Why? So on Tuesday I started working on getting back to the healthy lifestyle and going back to my trainer. On Wednesday, it all stopped. My best friend died. I am not doing well. I havent slept, Most days I have barely ate. then there was the one day where I think I ate everything I saw. <BR> I dont understand. Why? <BR> I can't fathom how things could ever get so bad that life is not worth living. <BR> <BR> Anyway, today I have to go to the viewing. and instead of support from my fell... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 08:41:20 EST OWWWWWWWWWWWW! So I went to the trainer yesterday. And today I am sore everywhere. He wanted to see what areas I was lacking in since I last saw him so we did a little bit of everything. I probably would of not been as sore today, had I stretched and stayed mildly active yesterday. But here is where the rest of my day went wrong. <BR> <BR> Around midday I developed a migraine like no other, . when I was laying on the couch trying to keep my two year old in check she bust my lip wide open. She and I procee... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:37:34 EST Just keep trying. Since the wedding, I just can't seem to stay consistent. This morning my trainer called me and said stop avoiding me and get here now!!!, It absolutely motivated me,, So today on a Tuesday, I get back to it.. My workout felt great I now have nergy for the day!! I might be out of the loop, but at least I do not have to lose weight i have gained back, or retone muscless that I let go,,, I just have to get back to a healhty lifestyle,, today is the day! Tue, 31 May 2011 11:10:39 EST Work burnout I have been at work everyday for seven days, with no end it sight. We spent a little more on the wedding than planned, and i have to now work everyday (almost) for the rest of the month.. that's not good considering that I am almost burned out. It doesnt help the rest of my day. <BR> Working everyday zaps the time from day to do all of other things i have to do,,, the errands i need to run and the time to go workout.. My trainer does night sessions which is when i work, and after trying to f... Mon, 16 May 2011 11:01:15 EST Getting back in the groove. Today I threw out all the cupcakes:) <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I am getting back to the treadmill,, in fact it may even be dusty,, but nothing big today,, a good run , and a good stretch. <BR> <BR> Besides the leftovers from the wedding, there is nothing else in the fridge, so before i can get back to the eating right, i have to go grocery shopping... <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you know what i like ? Saying the words wife, husband, and correcting people of my last name,,, Its like wow! i am Mrs. Fish... Mon, 9 May 2011 12:19:18 EST The wedding blog!! So I finally got married last week. I promise to post more pics when the photographer gets them to us,, but I couldnt be happier. My dress fit like a dream,, and I couldnt believe the comments! I would be on my honeymoon this week but my fiancée,, i mean my husband (that takes some getting used too) has finals, and then graduation, and then mothers day,, and the list keeps on going. so we have decided to postpone our honeymoon until september. That will give my plenty of time to finish my wei... Thu, 5 May 2011 15:38:14 EST Last blog for a while So I have two weeks until the wedding, and more to do than a multi million dollar corporation,,, So I am going to take a hiatus for a month or so. After the wedding my fiancée graduates, and then we are going on our honeymoon,, so I will step on the scale the day before the wedding and take pics, and then i will step on again after the HM and start a new weight loss goal, because we all know I am going to gain a few while I am on vacation... <BR> <BR> I really want to thank everyone for th... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:47:23 EST Jagerbombs and scales What an incredible week!!!! Ok so the other day I weighed myself on the Wii, and it said 136. I don't fully believe that the Wii is accurate, so I add a few pounds on after that. But when it said 136, I went to my friends house yesterday to see what ti really was.. And,,,,, I am really 136!!!! And i need to buy a real scale.. I can not believe the transformation I have went through in 4 months. My fiancée told me he has never seen me this size before.. I just can't get over the amazement.. N... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:51:10 EST It still won't fit!! I decided to start trying on a few things to see if they fit, and there were many things that didnt fit. <BR> <BR> Many of us, when we are trying to lose weight hold on to that outfit or that pair of pants, some of us regardless of weight hold on to that 90's shirt from high school hoping that one day it will fit again. For me, it is a bunch of midriff showing shirts from high school, coupled with a few pencil skirts. And here is what i want to say. for those of us who have that kind of stuf... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:14:12 EST Time to get cracking No more parties until the week of now, so i need to get back to it today,, I was bad all weekend,, and I actually need to make up for it,,, but like I said the ribs were worth it!!! <BR> So back to the gym. Back to the calories, and back to the water. <BR> <BR> Today is a big day. I am taking the dress to the lady with the needle. Plus I have to make arrangements with the liquor store, purchase all of my glassware, and redo the programs... ( I forgot someone name!!!) After that its is off to... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:05:02 EST Wedding shower Yesterday we had the wedding shower.... I had such a great time and i am not hung over today, whiuch by all account I should be. Did you know a busy bride socializing forgot to eat at the shower,,, I had one cupcake when I spent half the night eying the ribs that were smoked all day for us.. Anyway the shower was great. <BR> <BR> The best part was actually not the friends and the family and the pressents. The best part was the comments, on how I looked and the weight I have lost. People have... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 09:06:43 EST Eating what i want,,, Yesterday I worked out at the gym trainer free for over an hour,, I lost track of time,,, well how about that. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy but i got most of it done, and my fiancée got into to the college he wanted so he bought steaks to put on the grill, and not your regular steak, but these huge 16 oz ribeyes. So that was dinner last night, but the best part was eating what I wanted. I cut the steak in half, and ate all my veggies, and didnt go over board, then I recorded everything and r... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:10:03 EST Going to the park My daughter has been at daycare the last two days, so today I get to spend the whole day with her and we are going to the park!! i love watching her run around and throw the pines straw and swing,, makes me feel like a kid too.. <BR> <BR> <BR> I skipped my workout with the trainer, i am going to go on my own later to the gym, but I could not wake up this morning,, and my body hurts from two days in a row of his training...but i realized today that i have real muscles in my legs,, no rea... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 10:21:23 EST The days events Its has been a good day in Kelly land. <BR> <BR> Met with my trainer today, and did not even get tempted at work with the DBL fudge devils food cake made for a birthday,,, ok tempted, but not one bite! <BR> <BR> Picked up my dress today ,, it is so beautiful!!! I first got it bunched up in a bag that was shipped from Australia, so this week I had it cleaned and pressed, and now it looks real! We also got our marriage license today. It is really happening,, 25 days. <BR> <BR> I have decided... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 23:49:39 EST About the weekend I made no progress this weeknd. Sunday was my fiancees birthday, and it ended being a whole weekend of doing stuff. I meant to be out on Sunday but not Friday night and Saturday,, So yes, i wll be a little harder on my self this week, b/c the wedding shower is this weekend,,, I tell you what all of the wedding things get in the way of trying to be at the gym everyday, and eat properly.. However I think I can say that have adopted the lifestyle i want. I just have to learn to not over do it so... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 09:42:45 EST Goals Yesterday I bought a bottle of wine, with the goal of drinking 3 glasses, and giving the last glass to my fiancée,, yeah I know, i'm a good person. The reason I celebrated was because I hit a new goal. Now don't get me wrong I am so happy that i have toned and lost weight, but this goal was sticking with everything for 7 solid days. I managed to workout, drink all of my water, basically stay under my calorie goals, eat all my fruits and veggies, and stretch. I have been doing really well at ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:08:23 EST Must wake up!!!! The only thing I truly want to do is crawl back into bed for a few hours,,,,, but I can't. <BR> <BR> I have so much to do today. i have to go to the dress laterations place, pay the flower lady, buy cufflinks for the groomsmen, finish buying all of the small things for the wedding,,, meet with the trainer, clean a few rooms in this house (the dust bunnies are seriously on the nerves), and the list goes on. <BR> <BR> I am starting getting super excited, anxious , nervous,, and its not keepin... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:06:18 EST