LABGIRL8's SparkPeople Blog LABGIRL8's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community You know you're doing something right... I feel like I'm FINALLY getting it together! I tried on some scrub pants today that I got for work that SHOULD have fit when I got them months ago and NOW they do! A little snug, but they'll work and keep me from having to do laundry so often. (as long as I don't run out of undies) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:22:06 EST Rats! I noticed on Friday when I came to SparkPeople that I had a streak of over 250 days going. <em>46</em> It's over! I couldn't get online because my internet was down, I worked 12 hours (can't log onto SparkPeople at work), and there were storms when I got home. <em>28</em> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:39:37 EST My Story I've been on SparkPeople for over a year and I don't think anyone but my closest real life friends know my whole weight loss story/journey. <BR> <BR> The part I'm going to tell starts in 2005. I decided it was time to do something about my weight. I was in constant pain in my knees and feet and knew something had to be done. I had been going to a gym that had those tables that move you and shake you. You really didn't have to do a thing! So I started working out with a trainer there. It was ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:07:50 EST Choices Every day is loaded with choices. Do I eat this <em>4</em> , or not? Do I go to the gym <em>198</em> , or not ? Strength training <em>85</em> or aerobics <em>314</em> ? I made a bad choice yesterday. It wasn't the food choices. It wasn't if I should go to the gym or not. It wasn't even strength training OR aerobics. I did both. <em>40</em> And I'm paying today in sore muscles. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Today is a rest/recovery day. <em>334</em> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 09:27:36 EST Exercise....some motivation required That's on a tee shirt I got at the Georgia Aquarium last month. It shows a swimmer being chased by a big, BIG shark! It's one of my workout shirts and BOY! do I need motivation some times! Mostly I'm on a recumbent elliptical with the resistance up to 5, 6 or 7, going as fast as I can. My goal is to log at least 5 miles. I've been successful the last few weeks because my favorite machine is next to a treadmill and if there's a runner on it... Well, I'm VERY competitive and I try to keep up! A... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:19:00 EST Oops! I did it again! I'm a bit of a klutz. I trip over wrinkles in the air or my own big feet. And I drop things. LOTS!! I drop tubes, caps for those tubes, bottles of controls (at least they end up well mixed!). Sunday, I dropped the cap from a control bottle and it rolled under the counter. Not just under the counter, but into the knee hole of the desk and into a nest of cables for the computer and instrument. FYI, I am LabGirl, I work in a hospital lab doing, well, lab tests. I couldn't do what I usually do an... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:11:34 EST When you pray for rain... ...take an umbrella. <BR> <BR> Last week my sister had surgery because they found a tumor in her pancreas. Worse case scenario was pancreatic cancer which has an extremely poor prognosis. The night before her surgery she gathered with friends, family and a pastor at the church she attends for a healing prayer circle. Many awesome and strong prayers were offered in her behalf. Also, I asked nearly everyone I knew and a few people I didn't know to pray for her as she went through this. On Mond... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:20:14 EST Rough week You know it's a rough week when: <BR> <BR> You think losing a half a pound is great. <BR> <BR> You spill acid on a brand new (smaller) pair of work pants. Fortunately, they are still wearable for a while. <BR> <BR> Your baby sister (yeah, she's 52 but she's still my baby sister) has a 3+ hour surgery for pancreatic surgery. <BR> <BR> And next week our baby brother has surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. <BR> <BR> Will April ever end... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:45:32 EST Working on an idea I hate my dining room. I live alone (well, with a cat) and never use it. So I'm thinking about turning it in to a workout room. I had wood-like flooring installed today. He's coming back tomorrow to finish because of a sick child last night. I have a TV that plays DVDs, some small hand weights and a yoga/pilates mat. Workout room! <BR> <BR> All I have to do is get rid of the table and chairs... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:38:34 EST Non-scale Victory? I know this is a weird first blog, but I just noticed the strangest thing... One of the doctors I work with (he's a pathologist and I work in a hospital lab) has started talking to me! <BR> <BR> OK, a little history. I started working on losing weight and getting healthy in 2005. He was at the hospital then. We all called him 'Dr GQ' behind his back because he's one of those drop-dead gorgeous types. I've worked with a trainer, been on Weight Watchers, gotten the lap band and worked my behi... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:57:01 EST