LEIGHZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEIGHZ LEIGHZ'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/ Insanity week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4119311 Little late on this one. been super busy. <BR> <BR> Weight 125 <BR> Waist 28 <BR> Hips 35 <BR> Thigh 19 <BR> Arm 10.5 <BR> Body fat per the calipers 19 <BR> <BR> Fit Test results <BR> <BR> Switch Kicls 84 <BR> Power jacks 62 <BR> Power knees 79 <BR> Powers jumps 53 <BR> Globe Jumps 11 <BR> Suicide Jumps 18 AKA Burpees or up downs <BR> Push up Jacks 36 <BR> Low plank obliques 65 <BR> <BR> So happy for recovery week next week!!! Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:10:01 EST Insanity day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4053307 Well for starters I'm in better shape then I thought. I will update every 2wks. <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> Weight 126 <BR> Waist 28 <BR> Hips 36 <BR> Thigh 19.5 <BR> Arm 10.5 <BR> Body fat per the calipers 21.5 <BR> <BR> Fit Test results <BR> <BR> Switch Kicls 63 <BR> Power jacks 60 <BR> Power knees 71 <BR> Powers jumps 47 <BR> Globe Jumps 10 <BR> Suicide Jumps 20 AKA Burpees or up downs <BR> Puch up Jacks 29 <BR> Low plank obliques 68 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 06:33:14 EST Work.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3270633 Is absolutely sucking the life out of me. Suddenly we are busy at work and therefore they are offering over time. Super, I'm poor, not so super I have no time for the gym or to work out. <BR> The little spare time I have its for resting, cleaning and other house hold duties. <BR> I have been walking at work 2 times a day but its not enough. I try and make up for it on the weekends but I also have an active social life. I'm going to start eating less and more healthily to compensate for la... Wed, 26 May 2010 14:42:52 EST I went vegan for 46 days!!! Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3098886 So as stated before I gave up cheese, dairy and eggs for 46 days. Well I started eating it again this week and decided that I going back. I feel horrible, bloated gross and the worst stomach ache. First was sunday I thought it was just because I over did it oh no this entire week as been hell. and to top it off the ab definition that I saw earlier this week has all but disappeared. So sad. Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:40:09 EST I went vegan for 46 days!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3078040 Let me start by saying that all my life I struggled to eat meat. I just didnt like it never have. A few years ago I slowly converted to vegetarian. And for lent this year I went vegan. At first it was hard I LOVE cheese but now that Lent is over, I'm not entirely sure I want to go back to just plain old vegetarian. <BR> <BR> I think I'm just going to try to be the best I can be giving what is going on around me. Sun, 4 Apr 2010 07:14:32 EST Goal Weight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3069439 I have been here on Spark for about 3 years, and FINALLY with all my hard work dedication I hit my goal weight!!! Now for the fun part maintaining this or a few pounds for the rest of my life!! <BR> <BR> Oh and now that I have hit this goal I'm going for my personal training certificate. <em>248</em> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 13:28:51 EST Urg Co-workers are a pain.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2897693 Why are some of the people I work with so freaked out by my food choices. Today my lunch smells wonderful, so they asked what I had. Edamame, Vegetarian French onion soup and bok choy, tofu and mushrooms in a garlic ginger sauce. The last 2 are home made. So I tell them and they just plain old freak out, how can you eat that that’s sounds horrible, then the questions start about why I eat this way. <BR> <BR> God sometimes I hate people and want to tell them some of the horrible truths but I... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:29:55 EST Here I go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2888995 Starting tomorrow I will be giving up dairy, cheese and eggs. <BR> <BR> For those that don't know I've been a vegetarian for 2 years now so its not going to be a major change. <BR> <BR> But, I went on a little food/ bender this weekend eating a ton of cheese, dips and just plain crap add on top of that the alcohol I consumed. Well this morning I woke up super bloated, breaks outs all over my face and in general feeling very poor health wise. <BR> <BR> I hope this new journey improves my... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:36:26 EST Accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2825898 I'm so mad right now... I went out to eat yesterday and asked specifically if there was meat in a dish I was told NO that what I was questioning was a type of cheese. Ok I though... I get the dish and its tastes very strange but familiar. I take another few bites and realize that there is ground beef in the dish. <BR> <BR> The waitress was like oh ya there beef in this. Well needless to say I've been sick since then with the worst stomach cramps and now my lovely sister in law thinks that I... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:51:41 EST I need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2640271 Ok So I'm in the process of moving this week, well we/I have been packing for 2 or 3 weeks therefore not going to the gym AT ALL and thats not cool. <BR> The BF isnt much help around the house and his dear family is a royal pain in my rear. so on top of feeling like crap from not working out, I'm eating horribly and I'm getting yelled at my someones mother that I'm not even married too!! <BR> <BR> Oh and lets toss in the fact that it almost xmas and <em>446</em> and i have not gotten any ... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:54:25 EST 20 days..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2292507 till the big 3-0!!! and I thought I was 6 pounds from my goal not its more like 8. I've been sick off and on for the last week or two and that's not helping the working out situation. But I have been walking at least a few miles a day. I need to re-focus on the work out. I still some how remain to eat healthy even when under the weather. <BR> <BR> I hope I can reach my goal and stay focused. <em>198</em> Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:18:28 EST Vegetarian runner Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2122198 I don't think I'm getting enough food for my work outs as I'm always STARVING. I'm pretty new to being a veg* almost 1 yr. As of recently I have decided to lower my intake of processed "meats" (boca morning star ect) and replace with less processed food but its real change for me as I'm the only one like me in my house. <BR> <BR> Heres my work out: <BR> <BR> Monday-run 1-3miles abs of steel <BR> <BR> Tuesday 1hr yoga 1hr boot camp class <BR> <BR> Wednesday 1-3 miles abs of steel <BR> <B... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 09:22:23 EST Vegetarian runner Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2122191 I don't think I'm getting enough food for my work outs as I'm always STARVING. I'm pretty new to being a veg* almost 1 yr. As of recently I have decided to lower my intake of processed "meats" (boca morning star ect) and replace with less processed food but its real change for me as I'm the only one like me in my house. <BR> <BR> Heres my work out: <BR> <BR> Monday-run 1-3miles abs of steel <BR> <BR> Tuesday 1hr yoga 1hr boot camp class <BR> <BR> Wednesday 1-3 miles abs of steel <BR> <B... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 09:21:28 EST Re: Do images of models and celebs make you feel bad about yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2076627 Short answer YES!!! But then I remember that they don't work everyday and have a bunch of "helpers" AKA people to cook clean and watch their kids so they can work out for 8 hours per day and can afford all the expensive "spa" treatments aka Lipo and botox!!! Tue, 19 May 2009 20:56:01 EST I did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1883955 I actually completed my 5K yesterday. I came in at 33.44!!! I was initially bummed but now I'm really proud of myself and glad I did it. <BR> <BR> My friend talked me into a 10k this Saturday I'm going to do it. <em>84</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:43:43 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1880273 I will be running my first 5k. I VERY excited. I haven't run outside since last summer. But I have been running on the treadmill almost everyday. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck and I will keep you all posted on my out come. <em>182</em> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 07:29:01 EST Turning over a new leaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1538153 That's funny seeing all the leaves are falling in my neck of the woods. I have not been logging my food or exercise in FOREVER!!! Starting 11/1/08 I'm going to start logging again. I may even try to drop my weight goal a few pounds. Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:17:06 EST I DID IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1513356 OMG It is official. I am FINALLY down to my goal weight. I says its official because I meet the goal 2wks ago and have been able to maintain even with my dear monthly friend. I am currently toying with losing another 5 to 10 more pounds. I really just want to maintain and tone up. <BR> <BR> I treated myself to new clothes. Now a size 7 was a size 10-12. 3 Pants sizes. I feel much better too. <BR> <BR> People ask me how I did it. And I have to explain that I have been doing this since las... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 08:41:51 EST 2 More Gone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1275069 I weighed myself for the first time in 2 weeks, and guess what....2 more pounds disappeared. It seems like that was the longest plateau of my life. That scale hadn't moved in 2 months and FINALLY I a few more pounds closer to my goal!!!! I guess all that hard word finally paid off. I may celebrate by going to buy a swim suit this weekend. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2008 06:08:33 EST i have a small addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1269377 I think I am addicted to eating healthy and working out: <BR> <BR> I can't even bring myself to have a piece of cake at work for peoples birthdays. Too many worthless calories. <BR> <BR> I go to the gym 3 or 4 days a week for at least a 1/2 hour but most of the time its for 2 hours. I feel guilty if don't do some kind of fitness activity daily. <BR> <BR> The Spark fitness page has yelled at me for the past month for going over my weekly calories burned and fitness minutes. <em>39</em> ... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 06:54:12 EST I actually lost!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1195214 I need to brag. Something good happen to me today. I measured myself for the first time in a month and I have lost 2 inches in my stomach and 1 in my butt.!!! I have been working out like a champ everyday. And people are actually noticing. <BR> <BR> Thanks all for letting me brag!!! <em>244</em> Thu, 8 May 2008 08:37:54 EST SparkPeople's Official Beach Body Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1176875 I just joined this team and I can't wait to start. It starts on 5/4/08 and ends on 5/31/2008 it will include videos and how tos. I will keep everyone in the loop on my progress. I will also be posting before and after pics!!! Wed, 30 Apr 2008 07:12:20 EST Frustrated!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1138779 I went bathing suit shopping yesterday and I thought that i could fit into a bikini. You know for vacation. Oh heck NO. I still have these love handles(that I don't love) and no matter how hard i try i can't get ride of them and they make me look so gross. Urg I need help!!! <em>46</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 07:47:19 EST I Have no support http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1109943 I told my boyfriend that I was going to train to run a 10k on 6/1/2008 and asked him if he thought I could do it and guess what he said. NO!!! I guess he looked at the winners of a previous race and the winners won @ 40-45 minutes. I said to him it doesn't matter to me if I win just as long as I can prove that I can do it. I'm so mad at him. I cant wait to run this race and prove to him that I could do it. Thanks for letting me vent. Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:01:16 EST Training for a Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1108154 I decided yesterday that I'm going to start training for a 5k, 1/2 marathon or a triathlon here in Hartford. I have researched the Hartford Marathon web site and have pick a few to choose from and I'm going to ask one of my friends to train also so we can do a relay!!! I'll let everyone in on my progress!!! I hope I can do this. <link>www.hartfordmarathon.com </link> <BR> <BR> OK So my friend said yes. We are going to find a dualathon. Hes a biker and I will do the running!!!! Mon, 31 Mar 2008 06:40:06 EST I lost my first 10lbs!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1023140 My First 8weeks and I lost 10lbs. 8 more weeks to lose 10 more. Everyone asks how I did it. Hard work and eating right. I'm treating myself to either a new pair of shoes or a day at the spa or both!!! Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:37:29 EST bad Day at work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=970262 Ok So I had a really bad day at work today. So All I really wanted to do is go to the corner bar get drunk come home and eat a ton of junk food. BUT instead I came home lifted some weights and made a very healthy dinner of grilled chicken breast and veggies!! Having a little drink of wine and relaxing!!! Lets hope I can survive the day tomorrow. If not I don't think i will have the same will power!!! Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:51:45 EST