LINIS_THIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LINIS%5FTHIN LINIS_THIN'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/ Back in the gym!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995105 I'm showing up to say im still here and im still determined to make it. <BR> <BR> I made it to the gym for the first time since my mom died in April. I was out of gym some months before that.... I'm proud of myself for making it back. Now its just a matter of time before I'm back at goal 1 where I left off! <BR> <BR> Im happy that my fitness is still better than the first time I started this journey.... On the elliptical when I first started I could not last 3 minutes on level 1!! Today I d... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:00:48 EST A Quickie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824265 I tried blogging from my phone a couple of times but my internet connection on my phone is not reliable at best. <BR> <BR> I'm splicing in a few good food choices among my bad ones... and circumstances have kept me away from a pint of my favorite Ben and Jerry's at the grocery, lol <BR> <BR> So im here. sorta <BR> <BR> Keeping sanity kinda trumping keeping slim right now... I rest in the confidence that I've done it before, I'll do it again. Sat, 7 Apr 2012 08:32:41 EST here again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801691 Blogging two days in a row!!! Whoo hoo!!!! <BR> <BR> Went gym this am. Was not keeping up but I did it! <BR> <BR> Had a salad for brunch. <BR> <BR> Two good choices in one day! Wow! <BR> <BR> I finished the slice of cheesecake from yesterday. And had coffee then granola (only a little) with sweetened condensed milk. My two baddies for today. <BR> <BR> Overall I feel good for what I did today. <BR> <BR> I also skipped visiting mom today... For me! My first day off in over a week. I rea... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:27:46 EST junkie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800045 I'm sitting here in front of a delicious slice of caramel fudge cheesecake considering my ways. <BR> <BR> Its not like I did not give my conscience a good chance to talk me out of it. <BR> I did. <BR> <BR> Its not like I have never done this before. Not like I don't know food changes nothing but your weight. But once again I convinced myself to buy the cake. <BR> <BR> It was so sad that I had to come back from months of absence just to blog about it. <BR> <BR> I feel like a strung ou... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:58:54 EST Smallest size so far!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4317503 My weight is being stubborn still as I have not yet recactured 224 my lowest recorded weight. The closest ive gotten is 228 once. <em>225</em> <BR> <BR> I dont care because my clothes tell a different story... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'm at my smallest size so far!!! <BR> The jackets and jeans I bought at the end of 2010 are now fitting well!!! <BR> I can button the jackets and they rest flush on my body. (I'd bought them a size small) <BR> My favorite jeans I blogged about needs a belt ... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:29:58 EST Here for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4195253 I have been trying on my own to do the right thing in the midst of my demanding life and not doing too great at it. Been putting on a few. <BR> <BR> But I gave away all my fat clothes so my wardrobe will vastly diminish if I do not control my eating and fast!! I also need to add cardio back into my routine. It will also help my moods once I get into it. <BR> <BR> So I'm back to blogging and accountability becasue I need you guys to give me the KITB I need. <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 27 Apr 2011 22:02:56 EST I'm not dying here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4183538 I'm not dying fat! <BR> <BR> In case the title freaked out a few I'll tell you where it came from... <BR> <BR> In church a week ago I was feeling the lowest I've felt inn a long time. It was a struggle to wake up a struggle to sleep no motivation to do anything exhausted all the time. <BR> <BR> However I did not feel hopeless!! <BR> <BR> Since Jesus came into my life I have hope no matter how bad things get. No cliche here... there truly is a light burning within me that keeps me moving o... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:32:44 EST Smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4177649 The title was for me! <em>334</em> lol <BR> I need to smile! <BR> <BR> It has been one rough year emotionally so far. But to God be the glory, he does not give you more than you can bear! <BR> One of the intercessors in church said God put me on her heart to pray for me. We have really bonded so now she calls me at 5am to pray. So now I have a new prayer partner and I feel soooooooooo much better already! (Things were so rough it was hard for me to pray for myself) <BR> <BR> 3 cheers for... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:49:14 EST back in my main gym!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4096974 I'm still working with the sports rehab trainer from my physiotherapy place... dont plan to leave him... But its been a few months since I was @ my main gym where I do my own thing esp cardio!! <BR> <BR> I cant remember the last time I did a spin class... due to the knee or the back or physio or time or.... (you get the picture) <BR> <BR> Today I jumped on a bike cuz I happened to enter the gym just b4 the class.... I did not even have my spin shoes so I used stirrups on my sneakers... NOT ... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:25:01 EST A RAMBLE... don't say you were not warned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4050937 Ok... <BR> Thoughts are racing in my head and I decided to declutter them here... <BR> Nothing else so far has been working! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I will not bother to try to make sense of anything... i'll just throw it out there. <BR> <BR> I gained a bit! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> Not saying how much because I have not been consistently weighing so I'm not sure if i caught a high or a low with my last weight. I have varicose veins that make my legs swell so I can retain quite a bit of... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:06:16 EST Happy Valentine All of you!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3993782 I'm not huge on valentine's day... honest!! <BR> <BR> But my blue page was not helping my blue mood lately! <BR> <BR> So I decided to brighten thingsa up a bit!! <BR> <BR> Mini update... I completed my physiotherapy and am now in the gym associated with my physiotherapy clinic to strengthen my knees so they will be less unstable. <BR> <BR> I LOVE it!! The exercises are creative and use body weight alot, core stabilisers alot and really creative tools like weighted balls, swiss balls, bod... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:21:22 EST Sparked birthday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3911774 Thanks to all my friends who wished me birthday greetings... esp the done girls who do not know me but are connected by a love and unity that cannot be explained! <BR> <BR> I am tired from trying to respond to so many greetings... so I'll try again tomorrow to catch up. <BR> <BR> My spark friends who sent the lovely goodies and page postings MUAH!! Love you all!! <BR> <BR> I had a great day (so great i may have put on a few lol!! <BR> <BR> I'm finally out of physiotherapy proper and am no... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:04:54 EST In loving memory of TANSHAN1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3871612 I was saddened yesterday when I found out that qwerky joyful bubbly encouraging Shannon had passed away. I went to find that quote she made that inspired me so from the day I 'met' her "Living like I am Living **NOT** Living like I am Dying!!!!!" <BR> <BR> While on her page I found this awesome, funny yet serious blog she wrote in october that comforted me that she is way ok! I have to share the link in her honour. I hope you all are as blessed by her life as I and many others were. <BR> <B... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:50:01 EST The start of 2011's 60lb loss!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3864468 LIN IS THINNER THAN EVER in 2011!!! <BR> <BR> I'm fired up with excitement to lose 60lbs this year! Oh yeah!! BRING IT!! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Sparking distracted me from FLYing (Finally Love Yourself see flylady.net) <BR> But it was for the best... <BR> I'm FLYing again and my home is looking better as a result. I restarted FLYing on the anniversary of my original start 28 Nov 2009... Made good progress so far with the inspiration to keep on keeping on. <BR> <BR> I am more at p... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:34:14 EST Happy Sparkversary to me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3863652 I celebrated my <em>503</em> with a breakfast of cottage cheese and peaches! <BR> The rest of the day displayed some moderation and adequate water intake... though the fruitcake and ponche de creme roast pork and ham from christmas did indeed make an appearance. <BR> <BR> Once again i am conscious about my eating and working towards better leaner choices.... <BR> <BR> Here's a toast to the start of a second 40lb loss!!! <em>274</em> Sun, 26 Dec 2010 21:16:34 EST My absolutely FAAAAAVORITE brand and cut of jeans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3833693 Last night I got my favorite jeans I ordered off the net. <BR> <BR> If u got a curvacious behind with a relatively small waist (small relative to the size of the behind) Please check out Riders jeans (by Lee) Relaxed fit. <BR> <BR> I had trouble getting proper fitting jeans all my life. On 3 separate occasions I fell into these awesome jeans at walmart not realising they were all the same brand and same cut. After the last incident I swore to marry this brand and cut and live happily ever ... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 08:31:51 EST sparkiversary resumption... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3831683 I give myself till my sparkiversary to get back to full trottle watching my eating again. <BR> I will have a 7 day meal plan cuz its easier to track. <BR> If I need to eat something not in my meal plan I will try to exchange for same quantity and quality of calories. <BR> <BR> I have been maintaining my 40 lb weightloss... which is a SUPER accomplishment in itself... I have a whole new wardrobe now... YIPPEE!! <BR> But I want to start losing weight again. I still have not reached my teenage ... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:43:22 EST No Pay leave.... oh the drama! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3804548 After months of work stress that you guys hear of all too often... and wanting to resign so very many times... and insufficient vacations to allow me to recuperate and repeated bouts of illness and/or injury... I finally decided to apply for no pay leave to get over the stress. <BR> <BR> And they are tying me up in bureaucratic red tape to get this! <BR> It is annoying! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> All I wanted was 14 working days whick works out to just a day short of 3 weeks. I had planned to... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:26:03 EST still here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3790954 You guys know Im never giving up right? <BR> I bought my firstadult life bikini yesterday <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'd share a lil pic but hubby will not have pics of me in a bikini on the net!!! lol <BR> <BR> im so thrilled! This should inspire a private bikini blog to inspire me to keep on losing. <BR> <BR> But not yet! <BR> <BR> First I need to overcome some overwhelming work stress I will not honour with further discussion. <BR> <BR> Bless you all my dear friends. <BR> Love you ... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 19:59:27 EST Puppy Love!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3708481 Never thought I'd see this day! <BR> I'm in love with my puppies!! <BR> <em>200</em> <em>338</em> <em>129</em> <BR> These puppies are the first animals I have loved since my childhood. <BR> First dogs to ever lick my face! <BR> I love them so! <BR> <BR> My pets all died when I was a kid ... one by one over the years. <BR> I eventually shut my heart up! <BR> <BR> Now if only they'd stop rolling around in their poop when we leave them home in their box I'd hug them when I get home!! lol <... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:43:51 EST Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3697649 I dropped in to pay a visit <BR> I have been trying to eat well... some days better than others. It does not help that I have no fresh anything plant origin in the house!! lol <BR> <BR> I've been exercising. As I can when I cna how i can how much I can... Challenges stress me when I cannot measure up rather than motivate me. <BR> <BR> I still have not measured cuz I still feel unable to handle a poor response! *sigh* Soon I'll brave up! <BR> <BR> Oh by the way I worshp lead with the dancer... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 20:30:50 EST At the stage that usually ends in failure.... I WON!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3670302 Life happens! <BR> <BR> You start out hot and sweaty wanting nothing more than to lose weight. <BR> <BR> You put all your focus and energy into this journey! <BR> If all you have to lose is 20 pounds or less you may make it to goal! <BR> Even if all you want is 50 pounds off you can keep on chugging along! <BR> <BR> But when you have to lose a hundred or more you easily get weary along the way. <BR> ESPECIALLY when you have kids and jobs and businesses and school and church and husband and... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 21:00:23 EST Sparkalance and DANCING again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3649630 The never ending quest for balance in my life.... <BR> I got a blackberry! Among many other things, my hope was to be able to spark on the go so I am a tad disappointed that the internet speed here is too slow to spark without frustration. <BR> <BR> I've been adjusting to that and weaning myself off of figuring out all that the talking computer can do and focussing more on actually doing!! <BR> <BR> UPDATE: <BR> I've graduated from the dance workshop, injured myself in the process and now t... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:29:37 EST It's been tough... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3603492 ... trying to smile every day lately. <BR> <BR> I was sick since last friday with a cold from hell!! Coming on the heels of bedrest for my knee injury this was hard to take... ANNNND it spoilt my vacation with bedrest!!! <BR> <BR> I did not want to blog about feeling lousy because it has ben a rough time for me these last couple of months. I have had to struggle to keep my mood up and it is much harder when I cannot execise. I need to give myself a break because beating myself up draws me c... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 10:57:17 EST SPARKATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3552751 The family is checking into a hotel with a pool, gym and waterslide for 2 days. <BR> I will be M.I.A. but I should get some swimming and gym time in!!!! YAY!! <BR> <BR> I was going to not track at all as I will not have spark and I could appreciate the break but I see no harm in at least writing down what I eat so I can either say "good girl" or "OMG!!!" <BR> <BR> I may or may not enter it later. <BR> <BR> I am getting off soon to pack. I'm planning in a spreadsheet now. I have a colmn fo... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:42:19 EST Crunch/Pushup/squat challenge plus great food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3539478 Sorry I cannot get a pic! <BR> I just heated a tsp or more oil in a pan and sauteed some italian seasoning, ginger powder and garlic and parsley bits. I then added finely chopped baby carrots and cooked it lightly. I then mixed in crab meat (the real thing from a can) which was premixed with finely chopped sweetpeppers and just barely got that warmed as I did not want to overcook the sweet peppers or crab. I then put it on a bed of spinach leaves and drizzled a little apple cider vinegar and ... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 14:48:06 EST Inspired by someone's blog again... plus some loving yourself stuff. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3534274 Once again I wrote my blog commenting on someone elses. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3532331 </link> <BR> <BR> This phenomenal woman lost 183 pounds!!! She lost more than her current weight!! She is now 140lbs!!! OMG!!! These are the stories that keep me moving in the right direction! One day I'll be sharing such a testimony!! <BR> <BR> I am putting my comment here because I need to remember this throughout my journey. These are the sup... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:15:09 EST ZUMBA!!! Gotta love it (with video) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3527376 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsSrq3HBa7A&<BR>NR=1 </link> <BR> Beginner's steps. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf0q6qtThF4&<BR>feature=related </link> <BR> The real deal! <BR> I cannot tell if I am in a nightclub or fitness class!! <BR> <BR> I never had the priviledge of attending a zumba class but I'd so love to!! <BR> I'm sitting in my seat moving upper body only and in less than a minute my heart rate is up! <BR> It is so darn sexy too!! <BR> <BR> My promise to myself:... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:22:13 EST 3 things I am thankful for today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3520108 These 3 things I am thankful for today... <BR> <BR> Strength- which does not feel like strength when it is being increased... the only way it can... by lifting more load than you are used to! You do not get stronger by doing nothing harder than you are used to. <BR> <BR> Support- family friends church... never take them for granted... someone is wishing they had half the support you do! (At the very worst at least you have sparkfriends... that is alot!) <BR> <BR> Peace of mind!- I have i... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 23:16:30 EST My best self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3508263 Carolyn is one awesome woman! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2466845 </link> <BR> <BR> Her first blog ever is as inspiring as her last!! (go see her last it is awesome!! dated 5th August 2010) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3507460 </link> <BR> <BR> Babies learn the world and how to interact with it by copying. If you stick your tonge out at a 1 week old baby.. or even a newborn whose eyes are open... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 00:56:28 EST A downward spiral of eating... DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3503545 I tend to go perfectionist on the things I do. <BR> <BR> So when I ate after midnight one night... then had too many cashews yesterday... then got hungry and started this morning's food last night.... which caused me to not have enough breakfast this am.... which caused me to be hungry by lunch and ...hating the stupid cabbage that I took for lunch which I spoilt and marenamoo told me to dump yesterday... I bought 2 pieces of KFC!!!! <BR> <BR> I felt so lousy about my wonderful eating goin... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 17:31:28 EST Loving the body I own... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3500290 This statement was made on a friend's blog: <BR> "usually when I like something on a body, it's somebody else's" <BR> <BR> So true!! <BR> <BR> I starting practicing something new this year. As opposed to what I used to do, (put myself down and compare my worst features with other's best features), I find something to celebrate on my own body even if it is only the texture of the hair on the top of my head.... Lol.... Then I realistically look at others and if I find something about their b... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 20:20:51 EST I might as well blog about it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496247 I was not is a blogging mood. Plus I had little to say... but I had a running commentary on my adventures in eating on target and It was getting so involved and so many lessons are being learned or revised that its worth a blog. <BR> <BR> I will sort through the recent feed items to make the story make sense for future reference. <BR> <BR> It all started with me adjusting my diet to fit within my calorie allotment esp since my injured knee is interrupting cardio so I cannot simply burn off ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:47:25 EST Upper body "forgot those were there" muscles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3489401 Well, since my knee is injured I decided to do a bit of upper body work this week. <BR> I tried the bench press machine and pushed something that made me feel like I was working <BR> (I think it was 15lb each side plus the very heavy bar) <BR> Woke the next day with my pecs paining. <BR> Not only did I forget they were there but I thought they were bigger than that! <BR> I think working on them would give me a natural bust lift. I'd appreciate that! <BR> <BR> Now I loveD the bench press mach... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:34:56 EST Making meal planning work! (A MIRACLE for me!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3483904 I promised a blog... <BR> <BR> I generally do not like meal planning. <BR> <BR> Many years ago I did WeightWatchers for 12 weeks till I got pregnant and things went awry. They are strong believers in meal planning.... fail to plan plan to fail yadda yadda yadda... <BR> <BR> I never could do it. <BR> <BR> Enter spark... many yrs later... <BR> <BR> I still could not do it! <BR> <BR> Invariably I would change my mind about what I FEEL like eating today! <BR> <BR> This still happens and I... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:30:41 EST I decide... not the food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3475209 I did not feel like blogging although this blog has been bouncing around my brain since yesterday. <BR> <BR> I think yesterday was my best food log ever! so balanced tho a bit low carb. my proteins were varied, whey powder, cottage cheese, chicken wings and tuna. <BR> I had fruits/veggies: baby carrots, broccoli, celery, avocados, prunes, strawberries, 1 slice tomato. WOW!! I ATE ALL THAT!!! <BR> my carbs were complex: steel cut oats <BR> 100%cocoa dark chocolate was a sacrifice for me to ge... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:05:30 EST This DIVA is BACK!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3466194 I logged all my food today (saturday) .... and... <BR> I DID exercise!!! (see yesterday's blog... I promised myself!) <BR> Swam 25 laps (half olympic length) with little to no rest between the first 20 then a short break in which I tried the butterfly stroke for the first time, then the last 5 with no rest bw laps) <BR> <BR> I set a new record for myself!! I never swam that much in one go before. I never did so many laps with so little rest between. <BR> <BR> THIS DIVA IS BACK!!! <BR> <BR... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 23:16:58 EST Today YOU are deciding what to eat - NOT the food!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3464608 Remember - today you are deciding what to eat - don't let the food make that decision for you. Stay in control. <BR> <BR> This is today's mantra. Courtesy of marenamoo. (she's such a blessing) <BR> <BR> Today I weighed in 5 pounds above my lowest (the weight still on my ticker. I NEVER move my ticker back... I move to reach my ticker!) <BR> <BR> No SOS today! I hurt my knee, was confined to bedrest. Decided to do no upperbody workouts in the meanwhile. I sat in front of the TV feeling sor... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 11:14:02 EST It's all Marenamoo's fault I'm blogging twice tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3459667 "So I will gut it out on willpower while waiting on that process." <BR> <BR> This is an excerpt from Marenamoo's awesome blog that started me self analysing. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3452499 </link> The rest of this is my comment there... I needed all this here! <BR> <BR> "So I will gut it out on willpower while waiting on that process." <BR> I wanted to cry when I read this!!! <BR> I allow myself to lapse while I work it out. DANGE... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:07:15 EST Back in Gym Day 2... aggravated the knee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3459526 Please don't do like my aunt and tell me I should have known better... <BR> Went innocently to the gym today was innocently on my spin bike alone when my trainer decides to have a circuit training class and invites me. <BR> <BR> There were 10 stations including sitting unsupported with your back against the wall, squatting and raising a barbell overhead, pushups, TRX (I'll try to find a pic to show what this is), situps (or other ab exercises), step up and squat, jackknife, calf raises with ... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:15:01 EST not being good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3456207 finally got back to gym after 10 days of no exercise AT ALL. (since the injury) <BR> <BR> Eating is NOT GOOD so I look forward to losing whatever was gained. <BR> <BR> Hitting gym again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> (I intentionally left out details of how bad I have been eating!) Wed, 21 Jul 2010 21:03:11 EST Weight-a-thon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3438887 Not eating bad today but I don't care to log at this time. It seems I take frequent vacations from the weightloss race... I think it is ok for me to walk part of my weight-a-thon. It may even be ok for me to stand still or sit a while... once I do not turn around and walk backwards to the startpoint... or worse... PAST the start point!! <BR> <BR> Taking my kids to a play park at a pizza parlour. I intend to have pizza and maybe even ice cream... I ate at home first. So I will not be starving... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:23:46 EST Good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3435468 I weighed on the "repaired" scale after dressing fully for work (as I forgot) and I weighed 227.5lbs. This means that the broken reading which is 4.5 lower woul have been 223!! So I lost at least half a pound inspite of sitting and watching TV for days with less than ideal eating! <BR> <BR> I made it to work sat alot hence why I felt it was safe to return to work as I can sit almost all day. <BR> <BR> Longing for some exercise tho. I started mentally choreographing a dance or mime to an awe... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:56:46 EST cant take another day home.. sick knee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3432058 For those who remember me injuring my right knee during dance rehersals, this is a different knee... my left! This is the one I had surgery on in 2000. I am very vulnerable to rotational movements at my knee. <BR> <BR> I cannot take this couch potato life any more. I will work with my leg up for 2 days till weekend. Make both days short and keep my sanity. <BR> <BR> I return to regular workouts as babysitting and knee recovery permits next week. SWIM if necessary!! <BR> <BR> It is frustrat... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:17:32 EST A day in bed.. mostly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3425968 Spent today home sick from work nursing my injured knee. <BR> I had some errands to run so I did eventually convince hubby to take us all out for a family drive and pay the 2 bills for me. (one was dropped in a box so no waiting at all) In exchange the kids and I sat in the car as he saw a client. <BR> <BR> I was glad for the outing! I hate sick days when I am actually sick!! <BR> Since I fear God and do not take days when I am not sick I generally hate sick days. <BR> <BR> Well I logged no... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:54:31 EST FINAL dance blog (for now) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3419780 It's been a while! <BR> I thew tracking out the window trying to hold together till grad. <BR> Graduation was last night. <BR> I'm so glad that is over. What an emotional whirlwind!!! <BR> <BR> I never anticipated the joyous feeling of accomplishment I felt at the end. I did not expect last night to mean as much to me as it does now. To think of how many times I nearly ran away! I even twisted my knee at the start of my 2nd dance. I actually told my teacher she needed to dance for me... b... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:09:06 EST Before and After .... I canot believe these pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3405775 How can you forget how big you used to be? <BR> How can you lose 35 pounds and some days think it is no big deal??? <BR> I have gone beyond 260lbs at times... I just could not handle it so I blocked it out or did not weigh at all. <BR> I am so surprised as I dig up old pics of me.... <BR> But this is what I used to look like after having my son in 2003 and some after my DD 2005. <BR> The face shot lower right is my driver's licence. That photo was a shocker... I never looked so big in my life... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 22:05:45 EST Whoo Hoo!!!! Motivation avalanche! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3405512 Today is Day 29 of losing 10. That blog title was not good enough!!! <BR> <BR> We need to start at the beginning.... <BR> Dressing for work I decide to try this long sleeved top with the too tight arms ONE MORE TIME just to SEE..... IT FIT!!!! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> you KNOW we are wearing this today!! <BR> I'm in such a good mood I put on my 10 year old size 16 jeans that now FIT! (sorry for the bad punctuation but I could not help but put and exclamation mark just there!!) <BR> To top it... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 20:36:25 EST Day??? Whatever!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3402243 I lost count... focussed on my graduation and deciding if to continue dancing with this group (not sure if we qualify as a TEAM yet) (Together Each Accomplishes More??? hmmmm) <BR> <BR> That is taking up alot of BRAIN SPACE plus the mood swings from this TOM is not helping. Good news is Tom moves out before the big day. <BR> <BR> Today was a rest day as we had a big rehersal yesterday and I MUST avoid injury as well as recover for maximal functioning. I am still doing my spin class tomorrow... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 22:39:42 EST Keep holding on!.... SUMMARY OF MY 6 MONTHS ON SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3395658 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637376167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep through my highs and lows I stuck this thing out and managed to stay faithful to my weightloss program for 6 months! I'm also in the gym for 5 months. (and a FLYbaby for 7) <BR> <BR> There were times I was bubbling over... motivating everyone with my excitement at losing weight and finding myself. I had many things under control. Was disciplined with my programs and following guidelines. <BR> <BR> There were ... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 13:54:48 EST