LEFTSOX's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEFTSOX LEFTSOX's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I'm Not a stress eater! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252203 I have this problem at work with this person that likes to attack EVERYthing I do. I spend 6 hours organizing and dusting off hundreds of bottles of wine and "it looks no different" I get two phone calls from my kids and she snidely tell the one other co worker that I should really go home and "Handle" it. Oh and "She couldn't handle my life" was the other comment made....JUST today! <BR> <BR> I can't go to my boss and complain because this is his mother! There is only four people who work... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:05:59 EST Don't Think Just do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219463 I am challenging myself to do something new to me. I tend to procrastinate with all kinds of new and great ideas of why I can't/shouldn't/ won't do something. But for the next month and a few days...end of Feb. <BR> <BR> I am challenging myself to simply act. No thinking and no procrastinating. <BR> <BR> <BR> I will do my insanity four day and run two days. <BR> Eat BETTER..Not perfect, but better. <BR> I will rationalize things I don't like in a positive light. Instead of dwelling on ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:16:00 EST Procrastination in really a four letter word! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201447 Ok not in real life but it sure does feel like it sometimes. <BR> <BR> For me lately it has been my crutch for more than just weight loss and exercise but also doing the correct things financially and emotionally. I really need to sit down and talk to myself about WHY I procrastinate in everything. <BR> <BR> So this years goals are.... <BR> <BR> 1. Get out of debt.....(except the new car payment as it would be impossible to pay off before the end of the year...) <BR> <BR> 2. Do my Insan... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:03:41 EST 16 pounds behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060512 No it's not what you think I didn't lose 16 pounds and it's behind me now....I was looking at me report for my weight loss here on spark and I am 16 pounds behind where I should be. There is no way I would be able catch up doing reasonable things to try and lose so I am changing my goal up a little bit....Instead of choosing an end date I want to focus more on a negative number at the end of each month, rather than a goal each week. <BR> <BR> So there are 2 weeks left this month so on the 30... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 14:53:19 EST Ok I'm Ready To Pee On It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045490 It took me a few days and a whole morning of pity party but now I am over it and can move on. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l753440584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Over the weekend I had a comment made about me that I let hurt me. I say let because normally I am pretty quick to just admit a jerk is a jerk and not let things get to me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l398088039.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am a very outgoing person, I love to talk. For me wor... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:55:25 EST Warrior Dash Results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032343 The results for the Warrior Dash are as follows: <BR> <BR> <BR> Dalton : age 14 ...finished #670ish Time: 39:30 <BR> Jenn : age 36 ....Finished 4698!!!! Time: 1:18:15 ish <BR> <BR> I don't remember the actual times or daltons actual number but I do remember I kicked 16 whole peoples butts!!! <BR> <BR> That's right! out of 4714 people I only beat 16 of them across the finish line! <BR> <BR> My mother had thrown in $100 for who ever won between me and Dalton and as you can see he kick... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:57:13 EST Oh...the Butterflies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019829 So it is two .....count them TWO days till Warrior Dash!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! I am very excited in fact I may pee my pants when driving up the mountain to race!!!!! <BR> <BR> It's my first "race"...ever.... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> And to make things more "fun" my mother says she has issued a challenge to me and my son. He is fourteen and doing the race with me. IF he beats me then he gets $100 and IF I beat him I get the $100.....Hmmm... I think truly I will trip him and tie his shoes together! Th... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:30:23 EST I think I have Barbies wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016605 Yes I do believe I have barbies wagon....as it is entirely too easy to fall off of! <BR> I NEED A BIGGER WAGON. <BR> <BR> Figuratively how do I go about making my wagon bigger? I already buy the right veggies and fruits and even though I have to buy carbs for the boys they aren't the ones I am really attracted too. But I still find myself going over in calories and carbs and fat and protein.....I am not doing my insanity right now either.......I really thought I would see bigger results w... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:29:04 EST Hang in there...This is going to be a long one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005059 I want to reflect on a few things this morning that help and hurt my progress as I have discovered so far in the last seven weeks of not only my Insanity training but also my eating program. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. When you do your workout you will feel better. No matter how tired and worn I feel if I can just make myself do my workout I will feel great when finished. I know it's the "workout high" but I love the feeling of it. <BR> <BR> Since doing Insanity I have found that my hip isn't both... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:50:00 EST Anyone with Hypothyroidism??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997771 I've been trying now for about 5 weeks to lose weight and while I am restricting my calories and exercising but butt off I am not losing the weight...In fact I am gaining. Steadily. I know for a fact I am not eating enough for me to be building an abundance of muscle so it has to just be general weight. <BR> <BR> I have been doing the Insanity workouts now for five weeks burning about 600-800 calories per day six days a week, according to my Heart Rate Monitor. I am consuming between 1400-18... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:28:04 EST New Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989291 Ok so I noticed that my old scale seamed to be stuck when I stepped on it today...it was just one of those cheap rotary kind so it wasn't very accurate. So while at Walmart today I picked up a body fat scale. I got the really nice one since I was told than ran closer to $50 and so when I saw this one was $10 less I went for it. <BR> <BR> Anyhow I got it home opened it up and after reading instructions and setting up this very complicated scale I step on it and it tells me my old scale was ... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:50:11 EST I hate it when life gets in the way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981991 So this morning I awoke knowing today I had to do the last day of month one from my insanity workouts. Plyometrics. I don't particularly like this DVD but knowing it was the very last time I would have to do it for a month was a great feeling. Well, I awoke late at around 9:45 ish had to hurry to make breakfast as I am past the 9am eating time. Did that and then the crap hit the fan...my kids decided to ignore everything that came out of my mouth and so me and DH had to constantly ride them t... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:20:10 EST Day 24 of Insanity..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976095 So who would have thought I would make it this far into the workouts??? I did. I knew I liked to workout I like feeling sore and achey all over. I look forward to sweating and dripping. See.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44395244.jpg"> <BR> This is the sweat rolling down my neck yesterday after Cardio Power Resistance where I burned 648 calories according to my HRM. After which I went for a 4 mile walk which I burned 700+ Calories...Still not sure how accu... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:10:11 EST How to change a negative thinker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972680 No this isn't going to be a blog on how to do it. <BR> <BR> I have people in my life who are ALWAYS negative. I won't name them out as that would be crewel. <BR> <BR> BUT every time I talk to certain persons I get off the phone or leave with a very angry attitude and feel depressed and hurt. People who are constantly telling me there is something wrong with me. I have this problem or that. While I know most of the problem is they want to focus on my "issues" rather than admit they have pr... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:03:41 EST Allergies and workouts questions????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966082 Ok So I have been struggling with very strong allergies now for about 6 months. I take TWO different pills each morning and I still get phlegm in my throat and have trouble breathing during my workouts. <BR> <BR> My question is what else can I do? I drink water none stop all day and with the two allergy meds it's still not enough. It is better now that I am on two different ones but when I exercise I still will have long stretches where my throat is blocked by the mucus and I have to cough c... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:24:40 EST Insanity Fit Test #2 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962502 I just finished and my results are not as great as I hoped however they are better than I thought. <BR> <BR> Please keep in mind when I did the fit test the first time I did not pay attention to form and so one of my numbers is lower than start because of the form. I also do not do push up jacks as I can't even finish one so I am doing wide legged girl push ups. My knees are far behind my butt and so I am almost ready for the real push ups but not anywhere close to push-up jacks! LOL <BR> ... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 15:52:32 EST Day 12 Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958265 Today was power cardio and resistance and I must tell you it is not my favorite thing to do. I am improving I can tell and my DH says my Triceps are getting huge....For a girl though that's not really a good thing when I already have 13" biceps! LOL But I'll take definition over flab no matter where it is! <BR> <BR> I am really nervous for Monday's fit test. I hope I have improved..I feel like I have and I have lost 8 pounds and I feel different but that doesn't always mean the fit test wil... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 16:35:18 EST Deleting Negativity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955083 So I have been on spark off and on for a couple years and with that comes the others who are in and out as well. While looking through my friend feed I noticed that for someone with as many "friends" as I have there sure was only a few names popping up over and over. <BR> <BR> So since this time around I said I was going to weed out negativity in my life including people I see and talk to on a daily basis that should include "friends" on spark as well. So I Un-friended quite a few people th... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:37:05 EST Insanity 1.1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952878 It's 1 week 1 day into insanity and today was the power resistance. Not one of my favorites but I could tell after just doing it last Thursday that I have improved! Yes that quick! I was really surprised too, So how do I know I improved you might ask???? <BR> <BR> Well I did SEVERAL REAL PUSH UPS!!! Yeah as in MORE THAN ONE!!! I couldn't believe it! Not a girl push up but real manly type ones! LOL I did quiet a few but had to switch over to the girly ones after a few reps. I hope that in a... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 00:20:55 EST Week One Insanity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949093 I finished week one of insanity ...ok well tomorrow is the last day but it's the resting day. I think I can handle a resting day. I did eat really well during this week we did go out to dinner last night and while I over ate I did manage to balance it out by eating the veggies first and feeding half my burger to DH! LOL He wasn't happy as he is doing Insanity too! I told him he is trying to gain muscle and truly he doesn't eat enough. <BR> <BR> My DH is only 178lbs and plays football, He ca... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 14:46:58 EST Day Four Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946281 I just finished my fourth day. I do "FEEL" smaller but the scale says I am not light yet. It's ok cuz I knew going into this program I would have to complete it multiple time in order to reach my goals. <BR> <BR> Yesterday though I struggled with the eating part of the program. You are suppose to get five 300 cal meals per day for my BMR and with wanting to lose and I did over eat but I didn't eat anything not on the menus so it's not a total loss. <BR> <BR> My first true goal is to make ... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:12:42 EST Day Three - Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944881 I did my workout this morning and while it was a little easier than yesterdays it was still difficult. I ended covered in sweat and feeling like my legs were jello and realizing not only am I terribly out of shape cardio wise but also insanely weak! WoW my triceps are so out of it! <BR> <BR> BUT in the long run I will be able to do it all and it is nice seeing the really fit people in video hit the floor just like me! Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:55:42 EST Insanity Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943105 WOW Let me share with you my new Cus word I learned today! It's probably going to be my all time favorite four letter word! Plyometrics! Yes I have Officially made Plyometrics a four letter word! I am sure anyone out there who has done the insanity workouts feels the same way. <BR> <BR> So let me show you how it works... <BR> <BR> You stub your toe...PLYOMETRICS! !!!! <BR> <BR> Your a big pain in my PLYOMETRIC!!!! <BR> <BR> PLYOMETRIC YOU!!!! <BR> <BR> Son Of A PLYOMETRIC!!! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:56:45 EST Insanity Fit Test Results Day 1.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942190 YEP I'm out of shape! That's the results! I will not post my actual results for free of hearing laughter it was that bad! However there is no where to go but upward in this journey. <BR> <BR> I will be doing the insanity program along with walking 3 miles a day since my buddy upstairs can really only walk right now and she won't go by herself. I figure it's not overdoing it because I don't work outside the home and we really are lazy here the rest of the day. (Except hubby he walks 20,000 ... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:57:25 EST It's been a year! CRAP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940104 So I have officially accomplished no weight loss in a year and even managed to find a few pounds some of you have lost! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> BUT, And I have plenty of BUT...I digress.....Anyhoo I just purchased Insanity. And while I kinda knew what you were suppose to eat for "dieting" I really like the nutritional guide and the fact it tells me to eat 5 times a day! I made my breakfast and I couldn't even finish it there was so much food. <BR> <BR> The concept of the eating schedule as m... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:18:35 EST Well.....Kinda! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3912662 Ok so today I was sooo incredibly good it wasn't even funny UNTIL....Work. BUT I think it is still a win cause here is what happened.... <BR> <BR> It all started yesterday with a snow storm..about 5 ish inches. Which means that walmart was insane yesterday and dead today. I'm normally a cashier which means on dead days I am standing there with nothing to do. BUT since yesterday the cart pushers couldn't keep up and this morning they had no pusher we had a huge mess in the parking lot. <BR> ... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:55:06 EST WOW REALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3888068 So 71 days ago I set my status to "jenn is MIA if you see her tell her to get her butt back here" Kricket4 yelled at me this morning to get over here and so I am here. I still feel no motivation but there is a tiny bright light at the end of the tunnel.....I am still in the 180's and so I am at a loss of 6 pounds still after about 90 days doing whatever I felt like I didn't gain it all back! So small YEAH! <BR> <BR> I thought I might share a little about why I think I fell off track......As... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:57:10 EST I'm bored and so I type...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3718319 Ok Today I was working on a pair of socks (knitted..yes knitted socks) for my daughter for x-mas and I did get alot done but now I am bored. I am using really tiny needles ...for those who knit I am working with size 1's... <BR> <BR> The good news is that I am sitting here typing instead of looking in the fridge. Shallow victory but it's a victory and after this week I will take it. <BR> <BR> I can't run this week. My IT bands are killing me! Right about the center of my outer hip it feels... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 23:31:51 EST It's my voice...Right???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3711193 Ok guys I have a few questions for all of you out there. <BR> <BR> 1st- When you write a blog on Spark People do you assume your voice is your voice and weather you offend someone or not is their problem? <BR> <BR> 2nd - IF this is MY blog and I want to write about the mating habits of monkeys I should be allowed to do so right? <BR> <BR> 3rd Do you agree spark people coaches should have the right to tell us what we can write about? <BR> <BR> This is all coming from a place inside me t... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:30:39 EST First 5K run! not a race but I did run!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3707871 Ok I went down to the treadmill with the thought that I would only run as far as I could and then walk a little and then run some more till I hit a total of 30 mins running. Right? <BR> <BR> Oh NO not today! I Kicked butt! I walked to the treadmill at the offices - takes two min walked for 7min and began to run. Now I am super slow and so 4.3 was the pace. BUT I ran and ran and ran and after the first mile I was tired but nothing was hurting or burning....and at mile two I was starting to d... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 13:45:11 EST Motivation.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3665870 Where exactly does the motivation we all start here with go? <BR> <BR> I went three months of motivating myself and others (at least I hope I was) and then *Poof* it's all gone. <BR> <BR> The weird thing is...I noticed alot of others in the challenge for Done girls and even my sparker friend I walk and run with are in this same little funk. <BR> <BR> Is there a limited supply of Motivation? and we just pass it around and wait for it to come back? <BR> <BR> I haven't gained any weight ba... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:40:14 EST Randomness at it's worst.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3642631 Ok so I really have no point to this blog other than to max out sparkpoints for the day...So here's what's been up today... <BR> <BR> 1st....My dumb husband....The smaller I get the more annoying he becomes. We have been married for almost 13 years. He has been a pain in the butt now for a week or so because as I loose weight he become increasingly territorial! UGH! 13 years isn't enough of a show of devotion. We hardly ever fight, we have had a couple months here and there of rough times to... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:21:35 EST I don't like this new thing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3627627 Ok A few days ago spark and I made a new fitness arrangement that was closer to what I am actually doing rather than what I thought I was doing.....Anyway this new goal raised my calorie intake up about 200 calories a day. But ever since that day I have been going over everyday! <BR> <BR> Now it is that TOM and I did have a few drinks last night with my husband and his brother that I would have been fine and I didn't do incredibly horrid but I did go over. I don't understand why I can't get... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 11:12:52 EST A raise in Calories today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3618533 I have been struggling with keeping my eating within the allowed amount of calories these past couple weeks. I have just been really hungry. Not overly hungry like I am going to binge (except that TOM!LOL) So I guess spark got tired of yelling at me about how much exercise I was getting and how something wasn't right in my nutrition tracker vs my fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> SO today I took a look at how much I do a week and were my goal was on the tracker and I am way over the minutes and c... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 12:33:38 EST Remember yesterday??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3616245 Yep that time of the month! I am craving chocolate today and it is now very obvious why! LOL <BR> <BR> Here's why this is great though! <BR> <BR> One: She waited ever so nicely to visit until AFTER the moring weight in ! SO I lost 1.2 pounds this week. <BR> <BR> Two: My symptoms were not nearly as drawn out or violent as they normally are. I know weight loss can alter your hormones and such but If I had know that it would be this drastic I would have lost all this crap years ago! Tue, 7 Sep 2010 20:10:09 EST We'll see! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3613496 I am on one of those kicks where I want to eat anything and everything in the house! I am craving everything from eggs to chocolate! I over ate today but I didn't go way over and I did extra exercise to compensate a little for the eating problem! I serious hope it's just that time of the month coming and this is not the returning of old habits. <BR> <BR> But We'll see! Tue, 7 Sep 2010 00:29:00 EST Rude People.......WHY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3610386 Ok I recently started working again and I am a cashier at a retail store. I had an old..er women come through my line today who just really rubbed me the wrong way. I don't normally care what anyone thinks of me, or how they feel about what I am doing. Not in a rude way I just don't normally let comments get to me in a negative way. <BR> <BR> However this women just would not let up! Here's how the conversation played out and you tell me what you think her motive was! <BR> <BR> Me:" Hi! ... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 00:12:05 EST Applebee's, two pounds and one pant size....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3599797 While yesterday was awesome on some levels I still am mad at myself for pigging out at Applebees. I went in with only 550 calories for the day so I had plenty of wiggle room and so I chowed down. I took my 5yr old and my 9yr old who had a coupon for a free dessert for some weird good deed he did at school. Normally I do not eat at places like this and for this exact reason! <BR> <BR> We ordered the Chili cheese nachos appitizer and then the two boys had a dessert shot and I ordered the trip... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:56:23 EST Week 5 -C25k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3595901 Wow, this week of the program looks very daunting! You start each day with a new routine and at the end you are running 20min straight! I's scared! <BR> <BR> My running buddy is coming over latter and we are doing day 2 which is two 8 min runs with a 5 min rest....Then day three the scariest day in the whole program! 20 min straight. <BR> <BR> When I was working out a long time ago I was using the eliptical alot and I would go forever on it! One day I made my husband work out with me but ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:53:20 EST Do you have the time.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3575062 To listen to me whine...About nothing and everything all at once! <BR> <BR> There were many reasons why I finished my running today faster than I normally do and by that I mean I actually ran faster than I normally do. Below you may find a motivator to use to complete your running harder or faster! <BR> <BR> Motivator one: Yes Greenday. This was the first song I heard on my way to the first round of school drop offs this morning. And of course it got stuck in my head. Now don't get me w... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:32:13 EST Busy days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3556327 Ok so for the last twelve years I have been a stay at home mom. This year is a little harder for me since I have three separate schedules to keep up with and now I start work today, so I have my schedule to watch too. Not to mention my husbands football and work schedules too. <BR> <BR> I am doing the c25K program and I was going every other day to do my runs, today was going to be week 4 day 2 (again!) but I have work from 8:30 to ? at work and then I have an awards banquet tonight for my... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:15:44 EST Blogging to blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3540560 Ok so I just spent this last ten minutes writing about how my husband pissed me off today and spark goofed and the post is lost! <BR> <BR> Perfect ending to a terrible day! Sun, 15 Aug 2010 22:00:27 EST WHY OH WHY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3531184 Why do our children insist they know more than us. Mine are constantly correcting my speech, and my grammar! If I tell then one thing they will argue with me till I finally blow up. <BR> <BR> They argue with each other this way too, I am so tired of all the stress. <BR> <BR> HOWEVER, the stress is a good thing and here is why..... I can't wait to go running! I can put my headphones in and melt away in some load music and enjoy the fact that my kids are at home and they can't ask me questio... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:02:21 EST Sooooo I haven't blogged in awhile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3523470 So I've been a little absent lately from my blog so here is a little recap. <BR> <BR> Sunday: I went for a 13 mile walk and had fun with a fellow sparker and hopefully we will hit the trail again on the weekends and burn up the 1100+ calories we did Sunday! <BR> <BR> Friday was the first day of school for the three younger boys. My youngest just started Kindergarten, and you think those three hours would be filled with bubble baths and lollie pops BUT no, I spend most of it cleaning and th... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:09:12 EST I'm a done girl on many levels today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3512691 So this morning I got up and was drinking my replacement coffee item (half serving of cyto gainer with one cup milk and lots of ice blended! Yum) ANYWAY, I was sitting here listening to my husband who was talking about cleaning and what not today so that tomorrow he could relax, well part of his relaxing was fishing with his brother, I told him - cool have fun with the kids! He just looked at me, I had told him earlier in the week that me and a fellow sparker were meeting SUN morning for a wa... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 14:02:18 EST Ok Mols626 made me do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3510270 1. What time did you get up this morning? 7 am <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? We can eat steak? <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? WOW, Narnia - the first one! <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? Criminal Minds <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? In the middle of forty acres with a huge fence all around it! <BR> <BR> 6. What did you have for breakfast? Cyto Gainer with 1%milk <BR> <BR> 7. What is your f... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:07:14 EST Ok Mols626 made me do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3510267 1. What time did you get up this morning? 7 am <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? We can eat steak? <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? WOW, Narnia - the first one! <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? Criminal Minds <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? In the middle of forty acres with a huge fence all around it! <BR> <BR> 6. What did you have for breakfast? Cyto Gainer with 1%milk <BR> <BR> 7. What is your f... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:06:28 EST Trick or treat Warrior photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3504893 I can't put enough description in the photo section for the women I chose as my inner warrior. Three women all for different reason inspire me. <BR> <BR> First - when I was young we watched a ton of movies but certain images always stick in your head. For me, Grace Jones from Conan the Destroyer. This women scared the crap out of me when I was small but now that I am older and understand it is ok to speak your mind even if others don't like it, or find offence to what you think or feel. <BR... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 02:04:42 EST Dining out Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3502989 Hi everyone, I have an event coming up this month that I need some advice on. My hubby was nominated for MVP of his football team and the award is handed out at a special banquet. <BR> <BR> Well, We have no choice on what foods we are served and I don't want to use this day I a Spark-Out day so I am curious what you guys think I should do. My breakfast in the mornings is about 480 calories but I could drink half a cup of coffee and eat only one of my apple muffins or one piece of jelly toas... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 14:19:19 EST July Progress Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3498669 So I was doing my measurements and thought since the scale isn't moving as fast as it could that I might want to check the progress the tape measure is seeing and a few of the changes are really big and others haven't changed. Anyway here is the result of one month here on spark- <BR> <BR> Weight - down 4.6 pounds <BR> Waist - down 7.5" <BR> Hips - down 2" <BR> Neck- down .75" <BR> Thigh - down .75" <BR> Calf - no changes <BR> Arm - down .25" <BR> waist to hip ratio - down from .93 to .80!... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 11:28:36 EST