LILMEGSTAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LILMEGSTAR LILMEGSTAR'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/ :: thinking :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442176 As an amendment to my last blog - I went on the LULU website and discovered the pants that I got (Wonder Unders in the new Full-On Luon) are actually meant for yoga/gym/to and from wear - which could explain they could not hold up (haha) under the pressure of my jiggly jogging. Will keep trying out the whole walk/jog/shuffle thing, but in the meantime I think I want to get back to my Jillian Michaels 30DS... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:59:10 EST :: I did it - sort of :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441957 I went for a walk/jog/shuffle yesterday when I got home from work. My thanks to LILPIXIE55 for the "Just Do It" Nike style encouragement :) I did the first C25K workout of a 5 min warm up walk followed by 60 sec. jogging then 90 sec. walking intervals for 30 min. I will say that for the first half of the walk/jog/shuffle I was doing pretty good with the jogging intervals, but the outside edges of my feet started to HUUURT and I got the WORST stitch in my side! I stopped to stretch out my ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 08:18:42 EST :: not even going NEAR my scale :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437005 UGH - I was doing pretty good last week (although I need to retrain myself to be full on less calories) and then friday came. My friend was hosting a pool party and it was BYOB. So of course, it being a pool party, I wanted something fun and fruity to drink (that was not beer). 6.5 Bacardi Breezer Spritzers later, i was DRUUUNK! And I tell you, the rest of the weekend I wasn't feeling so hot, and was not eating properly or hydrating properly, so I am not going anywhere NEAR my scale for a few... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:06:07 EST :: Getting back into it :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432889 Taking my measurements yesterday was an eye-opener. I never in my life imagined that I would have a 39" waist, when I thought 31" was fat. My arms are bigger around than my neck. My gut is ginormous and my hips are 49"!! <BR> <BR> I am done with being fat! <BR> <BR> I am going to start walking again, and hopefully start running, and get back into the Jillian 30DS.... <BR> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:43:39 EST :: couch25k :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431486 So my husband and I have decided to do a couch25k. I was all ready this morning to do my first walk/run interval workout (even had my running clothes set out from last night) and BAM! I woke up with a raging fever. Now, for some reason I have been battling this fever on and off for the past few days, but this morning was KILLER! And I still had to get up and drag my @$$ to work, as my husband is not working at the moment, so we cannot afford for me to take a sick day. <BR> <BR> UGH! <BR> ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:55:24 EST :: over it all :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415458 I was doing so well, and then I found out I was pregnant. <BR> And then I lost the baby. <BR> Now I don't know what to do - I have no desire to track my calories, nor to exercise. <BR> Every time I look at my body I think of the life that used to be growing inside and it depresses me. <BR> The redness in my stretch marks is still there as well - mocking. <BR> <BR> I don't know what i'm doing any more... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 11:25:34 EST :: devastation :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396093 It is with a heavy heart that I resume my weight loss journey after my recent miscarriage. <BR> <BR> I am determined to get healthy for my next child. <BR> <BR> So it begins. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:08:29 EST :: some awesome news! :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389043 So you may (or may not) all be wondering why I haven't been on here in what seems like forever. The reason is, I can no longer continue on my weight loss journey at this time as my husband and I are expecting our first child. So from now on my focus has to switch from "lose weight mode" to "be healthy mode" and I am still figuring out what I can and cannot do. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your kindness and your support, and I hope you all continue to see your goals be completed. <BR> I will... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:18:55 EST Bah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377611 So this morning I hopped on the scale again (daily weigh in's, I know, I know! LOL) and was up 1lb from yesterday, which I can only attribute to the fatty Harvey's Angus burger with cheese and bacon that I had last night for supper (LOL). Couple that with the fact that I don't think I got enough water AND had some ice cream (Cold Stone Creamery will be the death of me this summer!) I definitely KNOW where that 1 lb came from, especially seeing as I didn't do any sort of exercising at all yes... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 07:44:21 EST :: the scale is my frenemy :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376867 Today the scale gods were good to me - and told me that I finally made it back to my pre-medication weight of 214.4 lbs! WOOHOO! Now, with my wisdom tooth extraction this Wednesday, my weight loss efforts are redoubling (seeing as I won't be able to really EAT anything after the extraction, I might as well use it to my advantage LOLOL) <BR> My birthday is in (GASP) 17 days, and I am determined to be at or under 210 lbs by then. <BR> <BR> That is all for today (or at least, for now), my dear ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:23:13 EST Slowly fazing stuff out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372382 I have always loved Pop-Tarts. <BR> Until the other day, when I actually took the time to log them and consciously REALIZE that they are 200 calories/pastry! And I ALWAYS eat two, because there are 2 in a pouch, and the pouches are not resealable! They are not filling, they are not nutritional in ANY way... THEY ARE GOING! <BR> <BR> I told my husband to not let my buy them any more... I would have been doing great with my calories the past few days if it weren't for those damn pop-tarts.... ... Thu, 30 May 2013 09:59:00 EST :: Title is irrelevant :P :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372289 I don't really have anything new to report, but I wanted to blog all the same. <BR> Yesterday my new LULU workout shirt came in (lululemon Run Tame Me tank in fresh teal/wagon stripe) IN A SIZE 10! I was so excited to buy a 10, and even more excited that it FITS! I mean, it's a little snug around the tummy, where I know it is supposed to fit a little looser - but it is such a soft comfortable material! I am so in love! and it is the first workout tank i have found WITHOUT a damn built in shel... Thu, 30 May 2013 08:40:12 EST Daily blogging FaiL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370073 Hey all! <BR> Sorry I haven't been around. It's been a hectic week. I've been feeling out of it and not really wanting to work out, but I have been logging my foods. Still at the 217.2 lb mark from the medication, wondering how long it will take me to lose those 3 lbs. I will not track my weight here because my last *true* weigh in was the 214.4 lbs, and I keep hoping that, in leaving that up there, I will reach it again that much sooner. I KNOW the 3 lb weight gain was from the medication... Tue, 28 May 2013 08:06:21 EST Last day of Pills for me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365357 Today is my last day on the medication that is making me bloated, nauseous (yuk) and (other things that are not fun). I am hoping that once I am done, I will not feel nauseous, which means I WILL be able to complete a shred workout without running to the bathroom halfway through. I need to get these 3 lbs gone (the ones I gained back when I started the medication). I am way behind on my goals (because of the past 10 days on these meds), but I am just happy I didn't gain MORE than 3 lbs. S... Thu, 23 May 2013 07:54:24 EST :: The Sweatier the Better :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358491 So last night I wasn't feeling the greatest (the medication i'm on for my tooth infection make me nauseous) but I was determined to get my 30 day shred workout in. And I SWEATED! Man... I mean, I usually sweat when I do lvl. 2 (one of the reasons I liked it better than level 1) but this time - HOLY HELL! there were complete (sweat) imprints (on the yoga mat) of every part of my body that was not covered in cloth, and even some that were! After the work out, I was glad I did it - I felt amaz... Thu, 16 May 2013 11:24:53 EST :: Medicated for the next 2 weeks :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357188 So I went to the dentist to have a consultation for my wisdom tooth to be extracted. Turns out that it is extremely infected, so now I am on medication every 8 hours for the next two weeks to clear up the infection before I can have it extracted. The meds I am on make me really thirsty and nauseous. I know I am retaining water as well, as the day I started the meds I weighed in at 214.4 lbs, and the next day I was back up to 217. So for the next two weeks while I am on the meds, I am not ... Wed, 15 May 2013 09:14:58 EST :: Milestone 2 Met!! :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354845 Yay! YAY!!! As the title suggests, I met my second mini milestone of 215 lbs!! It's a little late in coming, but YAY!! But what surprised me even more was that I didn't just meet it, I passed it! WOOHOO!! <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: April 11th 2013 - 219 lbs (YEUCH!) <BR> April 25th 2013 - 217 lbs ****216.4 lbs reached April 24th 2013**** <BR> May 9th 2013 - 215 lbs ****214.4 lbs reached May 13th 2013**** <BR> May 23rd 2013 - 213 lbs <BR> June 6th 2013 - 211 lbs <BR> June 20th 2013 (My 2... Mon, 13 May 2013 08:48:53 EST Here I go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353869 The scale yesterday gave me a solid 216 lbs. <BR> Then I went to wonderland, didn't drink enough water, and ate half a funnel cake LOL <BR> so today, I am going to drink as much water as possible, and do my 30 day Shred workout tonight. I know I can do this, and I refrained from weighing myself this morning because I knew the scale would reflect the water retention from yesterday. <BR> <BR> Only 1lb to go and i'll be at 215lbs, which is my next mini goal and has been a long time coming! LOL... Sun, 12 May 2013 09:45:14 EST Hlahaha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347244 LOL I never know what to put as a title for these blogs. <BR> But yesterday I got my rear in gear and started doing the Jillian Micheals 30 Day shred again. <BR> Only this time, i tried Level 2. <BR> I liked it so much better than level 1 - and actually broke a good sweat doing it too! <BR> And when I jumped on the scale this morning - the scale gods shined back at me with a 216.2! <BR> Only 1.2 lbs to my next mini goal! <BR> WOOHOO! Mon, 6 May 2013 10:22:27 EST Haven't been feeling it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346081 Since last weekend when I went to my parents house I totally haven't been feeling the whole work out thing - and my foods haven't been the greatest either... so, today, I am GETTING BACK ON TRACK! I tried on my "fat shorts" yesterday, the ones I bought last summer which were MENS golf shorts as they were the only ones that would FIT - and now they are REALLY TIGHT in the hips. <BR> <BR> you know you need to do something when your fat shorts are getting tight... <BR> so, Jillian, here I come ... Sun, 5 May 2013 09:59:07 EST Bloat- to the -ed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344054 OMG <BR> <BR> As the title suggests, today I AM B L O A T E D! <BR> It is, as you might have assumed, my "special time" <BR> AND coupled with the fact that I have fallen off the exercise wagon and haevn't been tracking the past few days... <BR> <BR> well, the scale says I have only gained 1 lb! So considering during this "special time" I usually gain about 5lbs, I am HAPPY HAPPY! <BR> So today is going to be full of lots and lots of water. And probably some timmies... <BR> I also told my hu... Fri, 3 May 2013 07:58:50 EST Bloggy Blog Blog :P http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340393 Hello Sparkies! <BR> So yesterday, I did everything I said I would minus the exercise - by the time I got home from work I was WIPED, so we had supper and pretty much went to bed. Tonight though, I WILL do my workout, after I clean up the living room from the weekend (we got home and just kind of dumped our bags right in my work out are LOL) <BR> <BR> BUT! <BR> I hydrated, and I ate pretty well, and I took two doses of my CLA Tonalin, and this morning was down the 2 lbs i had gained over th... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:57:53 EST Recharging! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339087 So.. as you all know I went home this weekend... OMG, I don't even really want to talk about it, and i'm NOT going to log it. Between the homemade chicken pot pies and the travel food (wendys/tim hortons) and the giant breakfast and the cake AFTER breakfast, and then another piece of cake LATER in the day and then wendys again on the way home - couple ALL that with wine and pop and not nearly enough water and NO exercise, and it about sums up my weekend! So I was pretty surprised/please when ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:48:23 EST :: garble :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336051 So yesterday i totally checked out during my Shred workout - I was just so tired, and for some reason by the end of it, I was actually having a mini panic attack - but I muddled through it. It was also not the greatest eating day yesterday, but I did get in a lot of water. So when I stepped on the scale this morning and was 2 lbs up, I was really upset, but decided to chock it up to muscle and just roll with it for now - I am noticing a difference in how my clothes are fitting (for the bett... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:48:53 EST Feeling Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334966 While the title of this blog is very upbeat, I had a HELL of a time getting my ass out of bed this morning - I just wasn't feeling it... And tomorrow I have to get up at like 4:00 cause my husband wants me to go to the range first thing tomorrow to try out my new .22 bolt action rifle before we go up north - UGH! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I decided to do this Yoga DVD that i've had for a while but never tried - what a waste of time! I will take half (cause that's all I can do at the moment) of the... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:01:00 EST Milestone Met! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333849 So I jump on the scale this morning - and the scale gods shine back at me wth a 216.4! That's a day earlier than my goal checkpoint day! WOOHOO! That means I've lost 5 lbs in total (only 3 since I started my milestone chart though) YAYAYAY!!! At this rate, maybe i'll be out of the 200's way before August LOL <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: April 11th 2013 - 219 lbs (YEUCH!) <BR> April 25th 2013 - 217 lbs ****216.4 reached April 24th 2013**** <BR> May 9th 2013 - 215 lbs <BR> May 23rd 2013 - 213 ... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:45:34 EST :: Back to where I was :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332612 Yesterday at lunch I walked 1.5 km in 20 min. Not bad for someone in flats with ZERO arch support. Yesterday after work I did my day 3 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. Legs were a bit tired, and arms were sore, but I powered through it. (I havn't been doing it every day, just because I am the type of person, if I go all or nothing I tend to burn out, so i've been doing it about every second day.) Step on the scale this morning and BAM! Back down to 217.8 (I had gotten up to 221 again from... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:01:08 EST :: Wine - the sugary evil :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331414 So Saturday Night we went to a coworkers house to play poker. I then proceeded to drink an entire bottle of Girls Night Out Blood Orange and Blueberry flavoured wine. SO MUCH SUGAR! So, needless to say, this weekend I did NOT get enough water - and the scale reflects that. UGH TO WATER RETENTION! This weekend I didn't have the chance to do my 30 day shred DVD either, as saturday I worked then went out, and sunday was a lazy morning followed by a cleaning spree of the livingroom. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:38:54 EST ZOMG :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329377 So yesterday was day 2 of the Jillian Micheals 30 day Shred. I managed 10 push-ups in the first set and an additional 2 in the second (the other day I couldn't even do ONE in the second set). I feel good, I feel like my clothes are fitting a bit better, and I can tell that my tummy is a little tighter - yet I have gained back the 3 lbs I worked SO HARD to lose these past few weeks - I was almost down to my first milestone of 217, and not the scale gods have decided to push me back up to 221... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 07:29:48 EST Mergh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328391 Yesterday was a bad day - I know this. So when I got on the scale and the scale gods graced me with a 2lb weight gain, I knew EXACTLY where I went wrong. I ate poorly yesterday; I ingested a lot of sodium, and not NEARLY enough water. So today, I will re-hydrate, and eat well, and hope to see the scale go back down on the morrow. That's all I can really do at the moment. <BR> <BR> On an exercise note - wednesday was day 1 of the Jillian Micheals 30 day Shred. I did almost the whole 20 mi... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 07:55:39 EST Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326510 So the hubby and I broke down and ordered pizza for supper last night - and he thought he was being sweet and ordered me a chocolate crunch lava cake too - so I, of course, was obligated to eat it. Add the three slices of pizza and the lava cake to my wendy's for lunch and it brought me way over my calories for the day - but I wasn't freaking out. I ordered their new flatbread with water and a baked potato for lunch, which is not too bad, I knew I was on with my water, and I knew I could alw... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:35:07 EST down! Down! DOWN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324965 Got on the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised to see a solid 218 on the scale. It's not a huge loss - only 0.4 lbs, but I'LL TAKE IT :D <BR> <BR> :: continuing from this morning :: <BR> <BR> I think I need a new scale. Not that this one doesn't work which (for the most part) it does. However its a cheap $15 Pink Plastic Weight Watchers one that I got like 5 years ago. I just think it's time for an upgrade. I really want the one that wirelessly updates the spark people weigh... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:28:03 EST :: The battle of the Bladder :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321728 I am sitting here at work - and I HAVE TO PEE SO BAD! <BR> <BR> Sparkies: Well why don't you go pee then Megan? <BR> Me: because these stupid people WON'T LEAVE! Even though their card was declined three times (two different cards btw) and the one keeps running back to canadian tire (10 min away) to try and figure it out. <BR> <BR> OMG <BR> I <BR> HAVE <BR> TO <BR> PEE!!! <BR> <BR> So I am blogging to you, my sparkies, to keep my mind off the fact - and it is helping; a bit anyways. <BR> ... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:20:09 EST Back on Track! Woohoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320450 So yesterday I changed my calorie tracker from 1550 - 1850 to 1400 - 1600, and suddenly I didn't eat 2000+ calories! I did go over 1600 (i think I had 1643?) but considering my "real range" is 1550 - 1850, I didn't exceed my daily allotted limit!! WOOHOO!! I read somewhere that you should treat your calorie allotment as a "budget" and not "overspend", so this way I am tricking myself into thinking that I have less room in my "budget" than I do - guaranteeing that I have a little wiggle room f... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:44:40 EST :: Insert Title Here :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319522 Second blog for today. I was rereading all my earlier blogs and stumbled across something that has worked for me in the past. Deliberately setting my calorie cap (the high end) at 1500 - SP has me eating 1500 - 1750 and I seem to always be going over. I used to set it for 1350 - 1500 and I would still go over, but not usually exceed 1750! it's something to try at least. Also, I am going to set my goal chart and the dates that they are to be reached - like I said though, I am going for 1 lb... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:43:41 EST :: Updates :: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319412 Guess it's been a while since I last blogged - and I promised myself that I would blog frequently. However, I do keep a journal at home, so when I don't write on here, I am still writing on there. Let's see.. where to start? <BR> <BR> I recently (as in in the past 4 months) stumbled across this excellent blog by this wonderful girl named Liz from Toronto. OneTwentyFive. Never heard of it? Mozee on over, shes amazing! http://125.msn.ca/ <BR> <BR> On another note - I recently (in the last ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:14:45 EST Skinny & Acne Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308775 I was looking in the mirror at work today and a thought hit me "I can't wait to be skinny and acne free". As an individual who has struggled with her weight; and her acne, for well over 7 years now I can say that this is something that I TRULY want. I have tried every face cleansing system out there (or so it feels like) but the one I haven't tried - and have been wanting to; is ProActive. So I finally broke down, and am transitioning over to ProActive as my current cleansing system runs o... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 11:14:07 EST Yowzas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304125 When I was reading that book I was so determined to start eating a high fat/low carb diet. That never panned out. It's just not feasible. I'm just gonna start eating healthy, trying to stay in my calorie range, and keep my carb count down. <BR> <BR> Well, it's a start at least... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:38:02 EST Something Different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199140 So i'm reading this book - "Why We Get Fat - and what to do about it" by Gary Taubes, and I have to say that it has opened my eyes. It explains that the calories in/calories out paradigm is in fact what has CAUSE the obesity epidemic that plagues modern western society and goes on to extrapolate that it is in fact the Carbohydrates in our diets (refined sugars etc.) that have been introduced into our society since our hunter-gatherer days. This theory states that our bodies cannot cope with... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:49:15 EST 23 and High Cholesterol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196898 As you can tell by the title, I have recently gotten some alarming health news from my doctor. I am 23 years old and have dangerously high cholesterol - so high in fact, that if I don't get it under control with diet and exercise, and SOON my doctor says she will need to put me on medication. Can you imagine that? 23 years old and on prescription cholesterol reducers... WOW! What a wake up call! <BR> <BR> Since the move, and the start of my new job, I have not had the time to go to the gym ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:05:46 EST Employed!!! (Finally) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072705 Hello all! <BR> <BR> If you have been reading my blogs lately, i'm pretty sure you would figure out that I have been without a job since February - save for the 1 week gig I got in July for the Canadian Open. I can proudly say that, after 7 MONTHS of job hunting, I have FINALLY found a decent job - and it's NOT in a retail store or a fast food restaurant! I am so excited, but I do not know what this means for my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> In other news, we are moving November 1st. So ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:20:08 EST :: Insert Title Here :: :P http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058341 Hey all, <BR> <BR> Now if you have stopped by my nutrition/exercise logs you'll have noticed that I haven't logged ANYTHING for a long while, even though i've been saying i'm working out. This is due to the fact that the personal trainer at my gym showed me a new online food/exercise logging site that is just more up to date and easier to use that the sparkpeople trackers - and their iphone app is MUCH nicer. Don't think this means that I have forsaken my sparkies - i'm still on and about ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:40:09 EST Going Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055881 Since joining the gym again, I have consistently been going every second day. The one thing that I am hoping with change is that I want to start going to Zumba classes. They are at 9:30 a.m. I tried to get up this morning to go, and failed miserably. BUT it's my "off" day, so it's not like i'm skipping the gym, cause I wouldn't have been going today anyways. <BR> <BR> One problem i've been having is this - i am noticing the changes in my arms, legs and tummy - i can see less of my tummy ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:05:29 EST Starting Over (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037681 Hello All my Dear Spark Friends, <BR> I know this seems to be a reoccurring theme to my blog posts, and I know I always say "this time is it" but this time it's for REAL!! I managed to lose 2 lbs in the month before my wedding, and while I looked stunning in the dress, I could have looked better. Also, I have a friend that is down to 160 lbs from 210 lbs since December, and seeing what she looks like now has given me that punch in the gut (pun intended) that I need - because I want to get dow... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:41:50 EST Losing Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944767 I was doing so well the first few weeks then I fell back into my lazy ways of not tracking my food and being to tired/hot to do any exercises - and now the wedding is only 38 days away!!! OMG!! I need to get up and get active again and I hope to god I can lose something significant in this time period... <BR> I entered for a free 7 day Goodlife Membership the other day and I just hope i get it before the wedding so I have a motivator to work out for 7 days straight.. sometimes when you have t... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:28:37 EST Week 4: Wedding Slim Down Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920145 Hey all, <BR> <BR> Well some good news - I stepped on the scale this morning and was down to 202.8 lbs - only one lb left to lose and I am back down to where I was before my gain. As far as the challenge goes - My team has lost 8.04% of our total body weight and my Mom's team has lost 4.4% of their total body weight - come to momma $100!!! <BR> <BR> Bad news is - it is really humid here right now, so I might bloat up again as my body retains water... <BR> <BR> love always, <BR> Megz Sun, 10 Jun 2012 13:11:57 EST Week 3: Wedding Slim Down Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917676 I apologize for posting this so late - it is almost time for the week 4 blog! lol <BR> I have been having some issues lately, this weekend I got really depressed and would have spent the entire day in bed if my best friend wouldn't have suggested I go to Toronto to visit her for the weekend. But since I was away, I didn't log any food or exercise for Saturday or Sunday. This week alone, I have gained back 2 of the 4 lbs I lost and I don't really understand how - i've still been logging my foo... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 12:10:03 EST Week 2: Wedding Slim Down Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899842 Hey All! <BR> It's the end of week two of our Biggest Loser style challenge with the goal date being my wedding (August 4th 2012) and I am DOWN 4 LBS!!! I never realized how much I was starving my body by eating way less calories than I should have been, and the calories that I WAS consuming were all the wrong ones! SP has me between 2000 and 2500 a day, and I have lost 4 lbs in the last two weeks! I know that doesn't sound like much, but I've never shown such great results as the recommended... Sun, 27 May 2012 11:04:09 EST Week 1: Wedding Slim Down Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889639 So my mom, my little sister, my fiancee and I are doing a wedding slim down challenge - we all need to cut down the lbs before my big day! We are doing it Biggest Loser style with teams and percentage of weight loss as opposed to lbs lost, just because some of us have more weight to lose than others, and some of us are starting out heavier than others. <BR> Today was the first weigh in (after the starting weigh in of course) and I am happy to say I am down 2 lbs!I have been eating right, exer... Sun, 20 May 2012 11:07:16 EST I Lost track of my days ^.^ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4808933 So I lost track of my days because I stopped blogging. <BR> And yesterday I didn't log anything past lunch - which sucks, because I had an awesome supper of scallopped potatoes, pork chops and creamed corn. <BR> Today, save for the icing that i ate when I woke up (I have a bad habit of taking a spoon and the tub of icing and just goin at'er) I made a delicious batch of scrambled eggs for my brunch (i'm eating it now and its 12:06 LOL) It's got all natural smoked ham, low fat mozzarella cheese... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:08:16 EST