LENLEN3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LENLEN3 LENLEN3'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/ Woah the app changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978280 Now I know how to make a post I guess?Too much traveling lately , so much to do! I'm doing my best to take care of myself though. Haven't tracked these last few days but getting back on the wagon. I signed up for the 90 day challenge at lifetime fitness. Let's beeeee accountable! Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:53:40 EST 24 failure and cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969425 so remember that cake i wanted to dive into ?? <BR> <BR> it was bought for me, as it's my birthday in two days. It wasn't my fault <BR> <BR> so i ate it <BR> and it was incredible! <BR> <BR> and then i went to happy hour where i didn't eat but i had 3 bootlegs (lemonade and vodka with mint( <BR> <BR> and so today was a no good very bad extra terrible diet day and i'm too buzzed to exercise. Gonna read and pass out <BR> <BR> so. let's try again tomorrow :) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:58:55 EST 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968900 I have absolutely nothing to share guys. Honestly, I'm writing this blog because I'm still in that habit formation phase and I'm worried if i don't write it I'll end up back down the slippery slope of not tracking, face first into a cheesecake. <BR> <BR> I've been having hardcore sugar cravings lately. I've been eating fruit ,but what I really want is to eat all the bad things. I let myself have a cookie the other day, and all it did was make me crave it harder. <BR> <BR> Now I haven't int... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:32:46 EST 22 days of something - Run! Zombies App thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967819 So Run! Zombies 5k and Run! Zombies are two different stories. This made me sad because I thought run! zombies 5k was season 1 of the run!zombies app, but it really is an entirely different thing. The only thing they share is the same beginning...So I guess I'll never know what happened to runner 5 after she drops that package off for Sam. nooooooo ;( <BR> <BR> or maybe it'll be revisited in the full app? you never know <BR> <BR> At any rate, there is A LOT more to do on the full app. You p... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:33:17 EST 20/21 missed a blog :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967253 I'm trying to decide if I should restart my count. <BR> <BR> On one hand, I did exercise, track, and log in yesterday. ( I went to yoga after all) <BR> <BR> on the other hand, I didn't blog... But to restart seems like a punishment, and this whole thing was meant to be motivational.it's good to be a little strict, but....maybe I should be a little easier on myself sometimes. <BR> <BR> Ah what the hell. I'm gonna let it slide and say it counts. After all I *did* track my food. Which, btw- W... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:31:29 EST 19! 19! 19! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966659 Getting close to a full month! Soooooo close. <BR> <BR> nothing much to talk about tonight. Today was good though: went to yoga, did my 5k, then sauna, shower, a nice long walk, wine on a patio, and then capped off the evening with the aquatennial fireworks :) Sat, 25 Jul 2015 23:47:46 EST the 18 parva of the Mahabharata http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965842 The Hindu epic the Mahabharata has 18 Parva (or books). Bhishma Parva contains the Bhagavad Gita which has 18 chapters. The war involves 18 Akshauhini armies: 11 of the Kauravas and 7 of the Pandavas. The war lasts for 18 days. Each Akshauhini army consisted of 21870 chariots, 21870 elephants, 65610 horses and 109350 soldiers where each number sums up to 18. <BR> <BR> Someone in India REALLY liked the number 18 I guess? <BR> <BR> Slept to a normal human time today and woke up feeling refres... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:03:35 EST 17 sounds like 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965707 Did you ever notice how much 17 and 70 sound when you're not clearly ennuciating? I never really considered it before... <BR> <BR> 17 <BR> 70 <BR> 17 <BR> 70 <BR> <BR> Go figure? Or maybe it's just me... <BR> <BR> I've been having some difficulty staying asleep lately. It happened today as well. I go to sleep around 10 or so. I wake up at 3 <BR> and then I'm awake and awake and awake <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what's going on to be honest. It's a recent change. One that I hope is not repeat... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:07:27 EST 16- at least I wrote something http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965075 HA!!! <BR> <BR> I wrote something. <BR> <BR> Got scared for awhile there.Woke up too early, and then went back to sleep and was almost late. threw my whole routine off. <BR> <BR> Lots on my mind to process right now... Let's reconvene tomorrow morning for a chat :) Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:25:22 EST 15 is the magic constant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964189 ...of the unique order-3 normal magic square.I love when math sounds preposterous. <BR> <BR> Today, I thought I'd share a section of an article I was reading that resonated with me. Self-compassion is something that is very difficult for me, that I am actively trying to work on. <BR> <BR> "Self-compassion is a willingness to look at your own mistakes and shortcomings with kindness and understanding – it’s embracing the fact that to err is indeed human. When you are self-compassionate ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:35:54 EST Can't think of anything for 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963619 Did you know that 14 is the number of pieces the body of Osiris was torn into by his fratricidal brother Set. While interesting, didn't really help me with the title of today's blog.Granted I could just let the number theme go, but there's something nice about seeing them tick off numerically. <BR> <BR> So I guess I'll just keep going <BR> <BR> Yesterday was wonderful. I did yoga. did my running program. Came home, and then took a walk with my husband and our dog down to the sculpture garde... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:16:22 EST 13 the unlucky number :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963090 Right now I'm actually awake, so perhaps I can manage a bit more descriptive an entry. <BR> <BR> Maybe. <BR> <BR> 13 is considered an unlucky number by many. Whether it's because of Judas the 13 apostle, Loki- norse mythology's uninvited 13th guest, or because 13 is when preteens become teenagers ( soooo unlucky)- it's got a pretty bad rap sheet . Poor 13... at least it has the coolest phobia name : Triskaidekaphobia (did i even spell it right??). But I digress <BR> <BR> 13 days of tracki... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:35:48 EST 12 Angry Men http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962973 Is what came to mind for the number 12. Interesting play . I'm barely awake here so another short one. Yesterday's was barely sensical since I was tired, so I'll keep this one short too. <BR> <BR> Today I went over my calorie allotment ....by a lot. <BR> <BR> It's okay. <BR> <BR> I accept that it happened. <BR> <BR> I'm not mad at me. <BR> <BR> The wings were delicious. <BR> <BR> As was the bourbon. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I will do a better job. I will not let one bad day derail me. ... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 23:11:37 EST 11...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962469 Ha! almost didn't make it. <BR> <BR> IT was close.....really cool <BR> <BR> But I did! It was tempted to fall asleep on my couch watching idiotic youtube videos...BUT I STOOD UP <BR> <BR> and walked over to my computer <BR> <BR> so i could type this blog. Which about nothing, except getting up and typing this blog.... WHO CARES???? <BR> <BR> Let's go consistency! Woo! Can we do this YES WE CAN!!! <BR> <BR> But seriously I've got nothing to talk about soooo.... Gonna quit while I'm ahea... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:29:33 EST 9, 10 a Big Fat hen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961611 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_gB<BR>w3gTepE </link> <BR> <BR> Good Morning! Yesterday was pretty mellow. I bought a bunch of those lean cuisine meals at Target. Now once upon a time, when I was about 25 lbs lighter and in full swing of with spark people, I swore off microwaved meals. I was gonna cook all my own food all the time and be healthier for it. <BR> <BR> And I was, for a time <BR> <BR> But then I started working full time, and the days became exhausting. I (quite obv... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:28:58 EST Naughty Number 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961060 Is not really naughty at all - but it's the first title that came to mind with the number 9. Is it sad that my very first thought was schoolhouse rock? <BR> <BR> all the kids are coming from around the block... <BR> <BR> There's also that weird post apocalyptic animated movie 9... <BR> <BR> and a musical i think? <BR> <BR> and possibly a korean drama. <BR> <BR> gotta love the number 9 <BR> <BR> I've really nothing to blog about today.... yup <BR> <BR> oh! I went to my rotary meeting an... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:11:59 EST 8 Random Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960504 1. I have a random song from Teen Titans in my head- seriously. I was flipping channels and this was on : <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_88<BR>DYWrtyo </link> <BR> so now we can all suffer together. <BR> 2. I'm really enjoying persona Q - it's adorable, but challenging. Any game that plops algebra down as a puzzle is challenging in my book. <BR> 3. when does Ernest Cline's "Armada" come out? I really enjoyed "Ready, Player One" and I want to read his new book, even though ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:30:17 EST 7 Day Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959934 Woo! Here we are at Day 7. 7 days of logging/blogging/tracking was achievable. I did it! Incremental steps and pats on the back all around. <BR> <BR> So, like my 5k running program, let's ease into the next stage: 1 month o logging/blogging/tracking. <BR> <BR> I'm showing up! Today is Week 7 day 1 of 5k program AND today I'm starting the 28 day bootcamp challenge (here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1102). Because 6 weeks of cardio without weights is net l... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:58:25 EST 6 - STILL HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959821 Yes. Day 6. Quiet. Pleasant. MY husband hates Lorelai from Gilmore Girls, and all is well in the world. <BR> <BR> And I wrote something before I forgot. Food's logged. It's been a great day Sun, 12 Jul 2015 23:08:22 EST 5 Alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958966 Not much to say today-- yesterday was work, Costco, and an awful stomachache I spent most of the afternoon curled up with an unhappy tummy, woke up at 10 or so. <BR> <BR> Today I'm day 3 week 6 of my 5 k running program, but first i start the day off with yoga. <BR> <BR> I don't know why I quit going to yoga really, but man o man am I glad to be doing it again :D <BR> <BR> Until later Spark folks Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:14:31 EST 4 score http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958457 4 ! 4 days of tracking//blogging in a row! <BR> <BR> Huzzah! <BR> <BR> + went to class (+5) <BR> + Tracked everything I ate (+5) <BR> - Ate more dessert than I should have (-5) <BR> + still within my Calorie range? (+3) <BR> +Went to the gym, even though it was late and i was tired (+20) <BR> - Almost lost my fitbit after it flew off my wrist- stressful! (-5) <BR> + Found it on the lower level of the gym! (+5) <BR> + Took relaxing time for me at the end of the day (+400000000) <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:27:19 EST 3 in a row http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957950 Well haven't managed that in awhile. Yay! As Kellie Bean said : "It doesn't have to be the great american novel" - which is true. So instead... a list. <BR> <BR> - Ate a normal Breakfast at rotary instead of riding the pastry town train (+5) <BR> - Brought lunch to work yesterday instead of buying (+5) <BR> - tracked all my meals (+5) <BR> - Went out for drinks after work (-5) <BR> - Only had 1? (+2...?) <BR> - Hit 10,000 steps for a non work out day (+3) <BR> - Got 8 hours of sleep (+5) <B... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 08:34:52 EST Keeping at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957363 So I was most successful when I blogged frequently, and tracked daily. Going to try and do that. usually those are the first two things out the door when i get busy/ caught up in life. when everything except my own problems seems more important. <BR> <BR> Not that I have anything useful or exciting to say. Just the going to try for consistency this week. Can I log in every day for a week? Can I write something- anything- in this blog each day? can I track all my meals regardless of how dissa... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:13:24 EST meh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956767 it's hard to work up enthusiasm lately. I've almost completed my zombies 5k running program, I go to yoga once a week... I've been doing it consistently for about 6 weeks now....the scale has not budged. It's like I turned 31 and all the strategies i had for losing weight before no longer apply. I'm running and going to yoga because I enjoy these things, but ... <BR> <BR> I'm just so tired of feeling like a whale. <BR> <BR> I'm tired of the strain this extra weight puts on my body when i r... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 07:05:28 EST Quote time 030315 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886418 "It's a strange thing but when you are dreading something and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up" - j.k Rowling Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:40:19 EST Always Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885291 Music video by Idina Menzel performing Always Starting Over <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LAr<BR>Heim0Yw </link> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 06:33:41 EST Meh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802443 Having a hard time getting going. It all feels pointless. <BR> <BR> But I gotta keep trying. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:26:16 EST Food allergy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801078 So I took a trip to the emergency room, because I have developed a food allergy. New and awful. I had super hives my face swelled. It was terrible. <BR> <BR> my body currently looks like a cat scratching post. <BR> <BR> a big fat one at that. <BR> <BR> So week 1 of the rebooted Lena has been kind of a downer.... But we're not gonna dwell, we're gonna just keep pushing <BR> <BR> yeah! <BR> <BR> ;_; Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:38:14 EST FAIL - First Attempt In Learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797266 So , I've completely failed at practicing healthy eating/exercise habits....well at least consistently. <BR> <BR> I've gone full circle today, recrossing the 190 mark....Awful right? <BR> <BR> While I could focus on how utterly depressing that sounds. Instead I'm going to begin my work in earnest once again. Expect to see a lot of me. <BR> <BR> This is the first day I've planned and tracked all my meals in months... It's a little daunting to be back at the beginning, huh? <BR> <BR> Let's... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:07:16 EST Back at it (Hello!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582799 So I'm back at it with spark people. <BR> <BR> My main goal is training to improve my time for a 5k in april .I'm aiming for a sub 11min/mile 5k (been stuck at around 11:30-12 min mile). <BR> <BR> I'm also back up to 183- so losing some weight would be great too... Back to full time tracking of foods! <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if I'll be posting much, but I thought I'd say hello! Been catching up on people's blogs, so you might see some posts from here and there.... Hope everyone is moving... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:14:02 EST Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328044 Food Tracking: <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> Bocca Flame Grilled Burger, 1 serving <BR> Village Hearth Light Wheat (2 slices), 1 serving <BR> MAKEOVER: One Minute Microwave McMuffin, 1 serving <BR> Breakfast TOTALS: 344 Cal 26 Carbs 14 Fat 33 Protein <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> Nutrisystem Beef & Wedged Potatoes, 1 serving <BR> Green Giant Garden Vegetable Medley (sugar snap peas, roasted potatoes, red peppers & garden herbs), 2 serving <BR> Lunch TOTALS: 320 Cal 49 Carbs 6 Fat 17 Protein <BR> <BR> Di... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:23:39 EST Stuff and things and yeah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284235 Since I think I used "Procrastinatin' in the raiiiiiin" as a title before :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l686921156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> made that with a goofy facebook app called bitstrips. It's stupid fun when I'm procrastinating. <BR> <BR> Here's a list of things on my mind atm <BR> <BR> 1.) Sent to the ER <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1168220461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I called to make a doctor's appointment, because i'm worried abou... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:43:15 EST Anxious. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275784 I'd skip this blog if i were you. :-/ <BR> <BR> I've been having a rough time of it lately folks- I won't lie. I'm not sure how to fix all the problems I'm having, many of which are related to anxiety. I'm in some high stress classes, trying to write a research proposal, overwhelmed by extracurriculars and my job?...Well it's just demanding more and more of my time as well. It's gotten to the point that I'm worried about my health. <BR> <BR> I had heart palpitations in class on saturday. I... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:11:49 EST Oh yeah, I have a blog don't I ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228566 Hello sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> Wow, December's the last time I posted? I swear it wasn't that long ago.... <BR> <BR> It totally was. <BR> <BR> I've got no excuses, not gonna retread missed material (do you really need to know how many cupcakes/other treats that should be once in a while and not once every other day I've had ?) .... Just going to try and get back on track. <BR> <BR> I just got back from ALA in seattle. It was my first big ALA conference, and I did my best to network and p... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:45:42 EST Trying to keep focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152463 there are 50 million things vying for my attention at the moment including: <BR> <BR> 2 more weekly reading summaries <BR> 5 e-learning modules that need to be constructed by Dec. 12 <BR> Matching pdf guides for all the coursework <BR> My research proposal for Digital libraries due Dec. 19 <BR> Contentdm Database entries for Metadata for the internet Due Dec. 18th <BR> <BR> Also: Christmas shopping, plane ticket buying, groceries, and a million other stupid little things. <BR> <BR> blah b... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:05:20 EST A Quick Note http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149427 I'm swamped with work , but I'm not going to use that as an excuse anymore. So here's a short vignette. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I did not make it to the gym. I had group meetings, department meetings, interviews, and class -a busy day. When I got home, I was completely utterly exhausted...but I was also close to 10,000 steps. I had to take abby out, so instead of taking the elevator, we went down and up from the 9th floor. So many stairs! <BR> <BR> But I still wasn't at 10,000. <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:27:10 EST NEWS: I bought a fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147981 Greeting friends, <BR> <BR> You know, I never bought my 25lbs or 30 lbs Lost rewards. (Granted- I regained on my 30 lbs lost so fast I didn't even have time to celebrate it, but I've been hovering in that 25-27 lbs lost territory for months now.)This weekend I decided to combine 25 and 30 into 27 and buy myself a fitbit. I would've waited till I got back to 30 but here's the thing- I didn't want to put it off anymore. So, consider this sucker justified in my brain. <BR> <BR> I was hoping i... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:58:23 EST Challenges, bootcamp week 3, and doing it over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142265 As you all know, last week was a challenging one for me. <BR> <BR> and I didn't do so hot ;_; <BR> <BR> I didn't track, I'm up a 1.5 lbs, I haven't been tracking, and have been hiding with my tail between my legs. This past week I... <BR> <BR> -Tried to avoid getting dinner with my brother-in-law (because of class). I said I'd meet them for drinks afterwards, ( I'm not big on drinking, but enjoy the occasional pinot grigio or angry orchard) but they bought me ramen. Not that cheapy maruch... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:53:21 EST Bootcamp Week 2 day 4,5,6 and other things lumped together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133832 I feel overworked lately. <BR> <BR> As we reach the homestretch for the semester, it makes sense to feel a little exhausted. I'm just so tired of being...tired. I've been stuck on a research topic for the final paper for my digital libraries class. I haven't got a clue about what I'm going to write about and I have 5 weeks to figure it out, do the research, and write the proposal. We only just got the actual assignment last week. Augh paper writing. So sick of writing papers. babble babble ... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:06:02 EST Week 2 Weigh-in, Boot camp, and other endeavors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130480 Well I haven't had a lot of personal time for myself lately , but I'm sticking with it, pushing myself and eating pretty well. <BR> <BR> So here's this week's weigh-in for the biggest loser challenge over on Gamer's Fit <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l380318930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Holy moley how's that for some serious work? ::pumps fist:: <BR> <BR> I know that it's probably just some water weight, but I'm sure there's a lb or 2 of real weight loss in there. Reg... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:26:13 EST Bootcamp day 6 & 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127111 This is going to be a short one because I have more training in ten minutes. <BR> <BR> Monday and Tuesday were packed for me. So much that I'm not even gonna write out all the excercisey diet stuff today. Monday was my ST workout from stumptuous conventional split a, sparkpeople video 6, and sparkpeople video 7 because I knew I was gonna be exhausted tuesday evening. Food was good. Been living on that chicken and broccoli casserole <link>http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip<BR>e-detail.as... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:00:12 EST Animation Oscar Discussion and Week 1 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125210 As frequent readers of my blog know, I love animation. It comes from a having a good eye for noticing details in animation, coupled with a strong ( but ultimately unfulfilled) desire to be an animator in my youth. So two categories of the Oscars I personally enjoy are animated feature films, for best animated shorts. Today I want to talk animated feature films. <BR> <BR> Did you know that this year there are 21 animated feature films vying for this years animated movie Oscar? That's a lot... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:06:53 EST Meeting John Barrowman, Hollow Earth, and other tales of Week 1 Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123429 John Barrowman opened the door for me as I was entering J.Crew. I looked up to say thank you, and there he was! I couldn't get a word out. Turns out I'm a total fangirl at heart. <BR> <BR> He is a VERY handsome man. <BR> <BR> But let's step back a second. Yesterday the husband and I went to a book signing for Carole and John Barrowman's new children's novel "Hollow Earth" at the Red Balloon. We picked up our copy and ticket number (18!!! out of 300 or so) and milled about for awhile. Saw a... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:16:29 EST Weigh-in, Wreck-it Ralph, and other W's (w/pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122475 Today, Sparkfriends, I decided to up the stakes on my Progress goal. <BR> <BR> One of the community's I belong to on Sparkpeople is Gamer's Fit. They have a biggest loser holiday challenge going...and I , Lena, have decided to throw my hat in the ring, and give it a shot. <BR> <BR> Yup. This girl. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1980632839.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My starting weigh-in is 173.5. Lordy, I feel kinda gross looking at these pictures. We'll see how long I'm com... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:34:18 EST Week 1 , Boot Camp Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121331 First. owwwwwie! <BR> <BR> Any muscle remotely related to the function of squatting is sore and rebelling this morning. I'm not even sure where in my leg these muscles have been hiding since I guess I don't normally work them when running. Rest assured, they've made their presence known. <BR> ***** <BR> Week 1, Day 2 <BR> Strength Training - <link>www.stumptuous.com/workout-6 </link> Stumptuous Work out 6, Routine 2, Circuit A <BR> <BR> The exercises on circuit A are : Dumbbell Swing <li... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 10:39:27 EST Week 1, Boot Camp Day 1 (Revisited) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120125 Yesterday, I self admittedly flipped out a little about my weight gain...Okay a lot.... but I also spent some time really pumping myself up to do this. I looked at different people's success stories. I pinned a couple to my pinterest board, something I haven't done in months. I read about strength building exercises, I took time for *me* . <BR> <BR> I really haven't been pushing myself at the gym, even though I go. Basically I've been warming up, getting on the treadmill, run/walking my 5k ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:34:25 EST GIANT ENEMY SCALE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119225 <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> ARRRRGH I'M UP ANOTHER 3 LBS AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANNNNNNNNYMOOORE <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <BR> <BR> I weighed myself today..I've been putting it off since my parents came to visit. <BR> <BR> I'm 175.5 <BR> <BR> ...... (deep breathe) <BR> CURSE YOU GIANT ENEMY SCALE~! (brought to you by the power of image editing) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1367052068.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *AHEM* BLOODY HELL! YOUR TYPE RE... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:39:12 EST My BBC Halloween (w/photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115398 I love Halloween. <BR> <BR> It must be the nerd in me. There's nothing like having a legitimate, non-judgey reason to wear a costume. <BR> <BR> My friend threw a BBC themed Halloween party this year. There was tea, scones, jelly babies, and a giant paper Tardis. The husband and I decided to rock some Doctor who costumes! <BR> <BR> Here is my 4th doctor costume. I cobbled it together from cheap pieces at rag stock and a grey suit skirt i own. I also wore brown wingtipped boots with ivory... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:06:30 EST More doodling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112684 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1745719058.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l723072194.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90181472.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> but nothing to report in. Meh. <BR> <BR> ::takes a nap:: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:28:06 EST Contemplating drawing a comic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111314 I've been pretty good with my doodling instead of face stuffing policy. I can't say that I've lost any significant weight while doing it, but I've been feeling a lot better and less stressed..... well still pretty stressed...but manageably so <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l618565447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It got me thinking that it might be fun to try drawing a comic. The problem is though, I like doodling, I've never tried to tell a story. I could do something aut... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:54:39 EST