LEIGH_AUDRA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEIGH%5FAUDRA LEIGH_AUDRA'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/ Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934144 I woke up at 9 am today. I'm thinking I may slowly push it back, but my body will be my guide. <BR> <BR> I did have a pack of Trail Mix after I did my workout. It was also my breakfast. I know it sounds weird, but I'm not really that hungry in the morning. For lunch, it was a shake. I would do soup with a grilled cheese, but it's late spring almost summer. I really don't want soup at the moment. I had two empty water bottle filled with sweet tea (16.9 oz). I used a fast food tea... Mon, 25 May 2015 19:04:30 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933589 I woke up at 2:30 am for work. I didn't get much sleep, but I didn't have much choice in the matter. So I had some coffee before I went in. Two cups. I had a shake and some strawberries with half a chocolate bar during my breaks. I won't lie before I got off work I had three Dews. I got about 3-2 hours of sleep. I just couldn't get to sleep. Today I mostly drank my calories. I know it's not good, but when you have to go in on very little sleep you do what you have to do. So I went o... Sun, 24 May 2015 18:27:44 EST Offical Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933127 I woke up about 8:30 am. I had a cup of coffee for 112 calories. I used Agave Nectar instead of sugar. That definitely brought it down. I will say that I had it before I worked out, but that was cause of getting up so early. I didn't say it yesterday, but I got a headache near the end of the night because I had only had one 16oz glass of tea. Lunch was a shake, because I was off. Dinner was Chicken with Veggie Fried Rice. It was homemade so I know what was in it exactly. I had to gu... Sat, 23 May 2015 18:13:20 EST I Have Offically Begun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932778 Well, it was another day of me having to eat more to get enough calories. If it wasn't for the fact I want to go to bed not long after getting home from work, I would eat something when I get home. If I did eat I would have to wait at least two hours before I could lay down. That's why I drink the shakes. I only had one glass of tea all day. The rest was water. <BR> <BR> I woke up 9 am on purpose. I wanted to get up so I knew I had time to do my workout. For my workout I did the 3 m... Fri, 22 May 2015 23:06:32 EST The Last Day Before The Offical Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932186 Well, today was my brother's birthday. I was full when it came time for the cake. So I didn't have any. I had one of my shakes for lunch cause I didn't know what would be for dinner. We ended up going to Cracker Barrel. I got a Chicken (it was grilled) BLT with fries. I did eat the Cole Slaw that came with it. I couldn't find any nutrition information. So I ended up using a different one in the tracker. So of course, I can't say if it's right or not. <BR> <BR> I took all of my suppl... Thu, 21 May 2015 20:10:26 EST Another Day Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931692 Well, I treated myself to some coffee. I don't drink coffee that much. It wasn't Starbucks that's for sure. Anyway, I had only one of my weight loss shakes today. I decided to have something after I got off work. I came in fairly well in everything today, except for fiber. <BR> <BR> I took all of my supplements and multi-vitamin. I take a cranberry pill, Omega 3 oil pills, and glucosamine and chondroitin pills. A few of them do add calories, which wasn't in yesterday's calorie count, ... Wed, 20 May 2015 23:30:06 EST How Did Day Two Go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931061 Today was defiantly different than yesterday. I had to actually eat more to reach at least the lowest recommended calorie limit. <BR> <BR> I got my 30 minutes of walking in before I went to work. I worked for a few hours. I was on my feet the entire time, of course. I didn't add that into the workout tracker cause I do a lot of things over the course of the night. Hopefully, the extra “workout” helped with yesterday's mistake. <BR> <BR> Work days seem to go a bit better than none... Tue, 19 May 2015 22:44:32 EST A Daily Recount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930356 First day back, and I did bad with my calorie count. I'm not kicking myself too hard, but it was a wake up call. Kinda. I don't normally eat the cereal and biscuit. I wasn't even supposed to eat the cheese crackers (they aren't mine). Also, I didn't know what was going to be for dinner. I don't eat fast food that often. I can't even remember the last time I did. Maybe last month? I know I went over today, but things happen. <BR> <BR> Right now, there isn't much left. I'm not goin... Mon, 18 May 2015 18:57:55 EST Things Will Hopefully Be Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930257 Unlike my first time here on the site, I'm in almost complete control. I'll cook all of my meals except for the few times I'm off and my brother cooks. I also do the grocery shopping. <BR> <BR> So I have so much more control than I did before. The only thing I don't have control over is my work schedule. I'll just have work around it. Mon, 18 May 2015 15:06:06 EST Layout Of Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930113 My plan is rather simple. First, use the site here to record everything. I don't eat out that much, but I won't lie sometimes what I eat isn't the best. <BR> <BR> The second part of the plan is I'm going to do something for at least 30 mins. every day. I'm going to count working a bit, but it won't be the whole thing. I'm not sitting on my butt when I'm working. No I'm walking around for the hours I work. So I know I'm burning something. <BR> <BR> The hardest part of my plan will b... Mon, 18 May 2015 11:08:02 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929959 I've been gone for so long. I weigh a bit more than 160 right now. I want to reach 130 by the end of the year. <BR> <BR> Mostly it's health, but it's also my poor knees. My knees will bug me at times. Mostly it when I work more than I normally, and the complain I pushed them too hard. <BR> <BR> I'm going to cut back on Tea and Dew. This time it will hopefully be better than the last really time. I buy the groceries and really cook most of my own meals. <BR> <BR> I still have hear... Mon, 18 May 2015 06:21:26 EST Sorry for the Long Wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540347 I just haven't been here. I'm under 160 lbs, close to 155. My family had a loss over the weekend. Our beloved 15 year old dog, Shadow passed away. So I've been dealing with that. <BR> <BR> I'm walking a lot at work. I eat a Greek yogurt and have a bottle of water at my break. I try to get something before work and when I get home. I do wait to lay down after eating. <BR> <BR> I'm not doing so well with drinking more water than tea,but I'll work on that. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:16:38 EST A New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343873 Tomorrow I'm starting over. I've got enough SlimFast to last a week. So I'm starting with that. I've increase my cardio on days I don't work to 30 mins. I do think it'll be more the 4-5.5 hours of me walking around though at work. <BR> <BR> I'm drinking mostly water now. So that's helping too. And I mean real water, no tea. I only have that every once in awhile. <BR> <BR> Hopefully, I'll get it right this time. Fri, 3 May 2013 00:40:21 EST Update and Heartburn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291335 I know I haven't updated in awhile. Mostly I've been fine, but since the 10th of this month I've been having to deal with heartburn. Cause I'm being forced to prop my head up, my middle back is hurting. I'm doing Prilosec and taking something till it hopefully kicks in. I think this one, attack, might be bad. My throat is hurting. I am coughing, too. <BR> <BR> I must be annoying my dad cause I'm telling him everything. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:37:39 EST How Yesterday Went http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241197 I'm going to try and keep a food diary. It'll be easier than getting on here and add it a little at a time. I got my 4 hours and 15 mins. of cardio yesterday cause of work. I barely ate before I went to work. I did kinda go crazy with my "dinner". I'm going grocery shopping later today. I plan to get some frozen veggies and more healthy snacks for me. I still have to get stuff my dad and brother will eat, but some of it I won't. <BR> <BR> I plan to get tortillas so I can make wraps. ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 07:38:20 EST How Things Are Going So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238126 For the most part, I'm getting more than 10 mins on my days off. My problem is what and how much I'm eating. I'm going to have to come up with some more things before I go grocery shopping this Thursday. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 01:38:53 EST Over my cold and need to get to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223188 I'm finally over my really bad cold. I lost almost ten pounds, but I've gained it back. So not happy. I would have made my goal in away. I'm going to start tomorrow. I work on Sunday this week so I'm going to start tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'll be changing the start on my goals, but the end date is the same. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:15:29 EST Just An Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189420 Still working. Going to work on lossing 10 pounds by April. Think I have a cold at the moment. So trying to get better. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 05:28:40 EST Friday, November 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130138 Didn't really do anything today. I rested up for the next three days mostly. Forgot to mention I got new shoes for work. I'll wear them tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Also, here's what my hair will probably look the most like from now on. This is after my shower and allowing it to mostly just air dry. I did dry it a bit with my hair dryer, but I don't like really using it too much. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869507387.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Normally, I put in a Anti-f... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:37:47 EST Update on Nov. 8, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128877 Been feeling good the last few days. I finally got a hair cut. My hair won't be this straight again. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1945575688.jpg"> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 20:54:22 EST Tuesday, October 30, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118443 Sorry for not updating in awhile. Doing well. I do have some bad days, but for the most part it has been good. I'm getting over a cold. I've also lost weight, but can't weigh in cause I need a new battery for my scale. I'm using a belt that was too small. I now can close it by one more hole tighter. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:02:09 EST Friday, October 5, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088543 Well, I felt fairly good today. Nothing too bad. The only sad part is that it seems my stereo has decided to die. At least I can still play my mp3 player on my rarely used now TV. Plan to rest up tomorrow before heading back to work. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 00:35:37 EST Wednesday, October 3, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085975 Well, today wasn't so good. I had some pain in forehead and top towards back, where I hit it. I used the pain cream twice, once to help me sleep and then at around 7 pm. So not too bad I guess. I played some WoW. Tomorrow plan to clean my room some and will rest as much as I can. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 00:00:30 EST Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080123 Well, had today off. So I was lazy. I stayed in my room in my bed for the day. It was also because TOM came for his visit. I did walk a bit, but I tried to take it easy. I did use some of my pain cream early in the morning before I went to sleep. I haven't used any since then. I have been having a bit of pain in forehead. But it wasn't too bad or I would be using cream. Hopefully I'll rest up this coming week when I can. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:21:34 EST Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079133 I know I haven't update. Well, yesterday hardly any pain. I finally found me some simple earrings at Target. I also got a copy of MoP for World of Warcraft. Now for today. As I was doing my makeup for work, my full length mirror (the kind you can hang off the back of a door, but I can't cause one of the arms broke) that I had leaning against my bed, fell and hit me on my head on the left side towards back. I did have some pain at work. It was mostly in forehead and back at the top, the... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:04:01 EST Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075222 Really no pain today. Feet hurt from work. Well, something odd happened. Remember the aunt I talked about yesterday. Well, one of her sons asked to friend me on Facebook. I'm serious. I looked through his pictures and there were a picture of my Aunt Marie. So I friend him. I still plan to write the letter. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:09:38 EST Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073699 Felt fairly good for most of the day. Did have some pain, but it wasn't bad. Got me some BB cream. I used a sample I got in the Oct. issue of Allure. I got a coupon and got the normal size. I plan to get me some new stud earrings. I didn't find any I really liked at Walmart today. Guess I'll look at work or might try Target or Claire's. I want fake for my earrings cause I leave them in for awhile. <BR> <BR> Ok, I got a letter today from my mother's older sister. I plan to write her ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:45:29 EST Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072258 Really no pain today, but when I did it wasn't bad. Still taking allergy meds. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:49:26 EST Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071051 Had some pain today, but it went away. I took some allergy meds before work. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 01:16:49 EST Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069810 Same as yesterday, but with less pain. I took some allergy sinus med early this morning to help with sinus pressure. I can tell the difference somewhat between the sinus pain and the other head ache. Also I think TOM is close. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:34:55 EST Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068586 Felt good, but did had some pain. Good news is it didn't last long. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:31:07 EST Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067193 I had a bit of pain, but it wasn't really bad. Now it seems to be mostly on the top of my head. Hand's a bit better. It still gives me a bit of a problem, but I can move it a bit more. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:38:12 EST Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065716 Had some pain today, but nothing too bad. Hand's a bit better, still a little stiff. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 01:02:21 EST Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064169 Had some pain today, but for the most part felt ok. The battery of my phone died so had to get a new one. I just got the exact same phone cause I love my phone. So I now using the same one. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:40:17 EST Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062413 Another good day. Hand is still a bit stiff, but not too bad today. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:35:16 EST Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061109 Well, today was fairly good. Only real problem was my stiff left hand, but that came and went. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 01:07:43 EST Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059864 Well, today was pretty good. Didn't really have any pain in forehead at all. My hand is a bit stiff and does hurt a bit. I can move it (example is I'm typing with it). It's still bruised and swollen. I'm watching it. It hurts when I press on the top of my hand but not the palm. <BR> <BR> I was going to go grocery shopping today, but when I went to leave my car wouldn't start. Something is up with the ground on the battery. Hopefully, it'll be all fixed before 4pm tomorrow. Guess w... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:09:24 EST Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058447 Today I was fairly ok. Did have pain in forehead once or twice. Nothing really in the back. Oh, got a new injury to talk about. I think my left hand on the corner of one of my dresser drawers. I did it around 11 this morning. It did bleed, and it has been tender since, but now it's bruised and hurting/sore. So now I have to watch it along with my head. I've included pictures of it. I'm putting ice on it and of course will report back to you all. <BR> <BR> This one is not too long ag... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:07:16 EST Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056974 Had a hard time getting to sleep, but hardly any pain when I was awake. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:06:12 EST Tuesday, September 11, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055371 Moment of silence first please. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l906547259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We will never forget. We will remember. God Bless America. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, today wasn't too bad. Didn't have much pain. Did start to get stressed out at the beginning of work (for reason I can't release, Company Policy), but calmed myself down. I would say fine for today. I take each day at a time. I did treat myself to a new necklace. Go... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:46:08 EST Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053624 Well, for some reason woke up around 2 am. Went back to sleep around 7am. Slept of and on till 4pm. Got up made dinner. Had some mild pain, nothing too bad. Still mostly in forehead and top of head at the back. I didn't do too much today. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:31:46 EST Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051850 Felt relatively fine today. Didn't any pain at work really. The meds helped a bit, but still had some pain. So not much to report. Think I can say feet hurt just a tad more than head. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:14:18 EST Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050479 Well, it's been a month on the job now. Pain's mostly in forehead now. Dad thinks it's sinuses. So we went and got me some meds for that. Took one around 11:15pm and it's 11:48 pm, but I'm going to give it a bit more time. Hope it is just sinus. I'm also hoping that they will knock me out so I can get some sleep. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 00:49:44 EST Friday, September 7, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049307 Felt ok today. Had a hard time getting to sleep. Had to use topical cream to help with pain. I rested as much as I could. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 02:01:37 EST Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047702 A Vlog about my day. <BR> <BR> Felt fine for most of the day. Did get a headache in my forehead, but went away when I took my shower. Had to do a lot of running around, so that might have caused it, or it was the two bottles of Sundrop I drank. Please watch the video and comment. I'm trying to work on getting this just right. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 21:27:44 EST Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046264 Some mild pain today. It came and went. I did a little walking, not much. Resting today mostly. I did do a little shopping today, but just did it quickly and came home. Might do a Vlog for tomorrow or one tomorrow. Hopefully, I'm mending and healing. <BR> <BR> About the not eating. The problem is sometimes I only eat one meal and day. It's cause I wake up at 1 to 2pm and most of the time head off to work after 4. It takes a while after I wake up for me to get hungry. Normally, wh... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:07:16 EST Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044908 For the morning, nothing really. I had vick's on my head. I had to sleep differently, but otherwise nothing out of the ordinary, well for now. Still mild to moderate pain, but mostly mild. When I hope up at 1 pm, had some pain in forehead and just below the top of the back of my head, but as soon as I paid it no mind, it went away. I took a multivitamin. I really just took it to help with what I'm missing cause I'm barely eating. Well, back from work. Really no pain. Hope that contin... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 00:43:02 EST Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043325 I updated for yesterday just after midnight of the 3rd. I write this in parts now instead of updating multiple times a day. So still felt fine after updating for the 2nd. Nothing out of the ordinary. Now after work I have things to report. Had some pain, but only mild while at work. I took the headache medicine instead of aspirin. (It's after midnight on the 4th). I'm about to take some right now. I'm doing a video pain diary to show visual where the pain is, but I'm not posting it h... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 01:17:35 EST Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041895 Well early this morning as I was still up (almost 2am), had some pain, but was trying to ignore it as best I could. Had taken some aspirin at midnight. Seriously thought at the time to take the Rx pain med. I'm debating it. When I woke up finally at 2pm, the longer I was up began to have slight pain. It was only mild. I ate half a can of soup. I drank some grape juice and maybe a 3rd of a litter of water. I watched Netflix to relax before leaving at work. Really no pain at work. Fel... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 01:26:13 EST Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040697 Well, I felt relatively fine all day and at work. I did take some aspirin after not taking anything for two days. I think TOM has arrived, which makes it worse. Had some slight pain, but nothing too bad. Well, off to relax and rest. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 00:47:36 EST