LITTOGREENWITCH's SparkPeople Blog LITTOGREENWITCH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Today's challenge -- write myself a letter! All right. Today's sparkcoach challenge is to write myself a nice letter. So here it goes! <BR> <BR> Dear Emi, <BR> LOOK AT YOU GO! You not only are under your college weight of 145, but you are now 143! You can fit in a size 6 and are getting compliments EVERYWHERE! Your positive attitude is turning the heads of many people, and it feels nice, doesn't it? You just have to keep it up. Realize that there will be rough days, and they will suck, but remember that bad days happen. Just take it ... Sat, 4 May 2013 10:11:48 EST Bloggy mc bloggerton: Still ill So I'm writing because I feel blah. <BR> Had some sort of food poisoning Tuesday - Wednesday. Felt better Thursday but then got worse Friday (or else some other sickness thingy happened) <BR> I'm able to keep food down (yay!) but I still feel awfully weak. I'm trying to listen to what my body is saying, which is most likely "Dammit Emi Don't keep moving! Rest! Drink water!" but my brain is like YOU NEED TO WORKOUT REMEMBER? YOU'RE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT! So I'm trying to listen more to what my... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:16:05 EST Post workout So I did the interval training. I did one minute on the elliptical where I went as fast and as hard as I could, and then took a 2-4 minute break while my heart rate got back down. I did this about 5 times. I burned more calories than I usually do (no surprise) and it felt fantastic! Yeah okay I couldn't breathe, esp towards the end, but I think this really will help boost my results <BR> I'm going to rest a bit and recover -- my sugars, of course, plummeted and I'm just waiting for them to s... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:18:04 EST Interval Training / Circuit training So... Sparkcoach suggested I blog about implementing one of these into my routine and then blog about it <BR> I plan on going to the gym today so I think I will try the interval training on the elliptical, or if I have enough time do a short interval training on the treadmill <BR> I usually enjoy doing interval training as long as I can keep up and don't get distracted. Usually good music helps me keep up <BR> Anyway I'll try to remember to blog about that when I finally finish :) Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:13:05 EST Today's challenge So today's challenge is to have a schedule of when I eat <BR> This shouldn't be too difficult since it's a Saturday and I can usually take a break at this job to eat something if I need to; at my full time job I may have difficulties. But I have definitely try. <BR> I guess one part I like about it is trying to limit my eating, because i DO mindlessly eat, especially when I get home and when there are snacks around. <BR> One part I don't like is that I can't plan when my sugars go low (or eve... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:35:44 EST Goals Today's challenge is to share my goals with someone... so I'll put them in a blog and share them with anyone who would like to see them <BR> I made some resolutions, but I'll stick with the weight-loss ones here: <BR> <BR> 1. I want to continue to wake up early before work to finish my Tracy workouts. <BR> 2. I want to track my food honestly and consistently. I've noticed I get MUCH better results when I'm honest with myself and start getting on track. This includes adding more fresh fruits... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 05:52:58 EST Short blog engry: Sparkcoach challenge Today's challenge is to list 3 of my accomplishments. I will do just that and then get ready for work <BR> 1. Chose all fruit with my oatcakes (instead of greasy potatoes, bacon, or sausage) (and even walked to the coffee shop to get it) <BR> 2. Went for a loooong walk yesterday to get some coffee at the gas station as part of the challenge to "get outside" <BR> 3. Finished 100 days of Tracy! Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:53:49 EST Guess what time it is?! Venting time! So <BR> My bloodsugars have been off the wall lately. I've spilled keytones the last 2 days and have felt so terrible I wanted to die. I couldn't work out yesterday because of it. <BR> Work is stressing me out. <BR> I've just about had it, when this morning I receive an AWESOME email from a coworker. I had copied them on an email saying that I'm not sure which records need to be done and I'm not sure what's on *coworker's* desk, but I would look into it (they want to invoice the records.) It... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:49:26 EST Talking about skipping exercise My sparkcoach task today is to talk about skipping exercise..what the most common excuses I use to not to them. <BR> Well lately, I can't come up with any. I'll be lying on the floor wanting to go to bed, or crying my butt off for no reason... but I still end up exercising anyway. I haven't missed a day since my planned day off. <BR> I guess the most common excuse I use is when I get up in the morning, I'm too tired to do my workout then. It would make things more helpful if I did, but lately... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 07:02:54 EST Have to be honest with myself So I haven't lost any weight recently. <BR> I know why. <BR> Even though I did work out, I had a seminar to go to. So 3 days I ate crap food and hardly moved while I was there (fitbit def demonstrated that) <BR> So I've gained a little weight. Only about a pound. <BR> I don't want to beat myself up over it, because that usually sets me back. <BR> However, if I ignore it, I won't get anywhere either. If I just pretend that nothing happened, I will let things slide. <BR> So I need to get my but... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:06:40 EST Commitment -- I want support! I've had it. <BR> I'm sick of being put behind everyone else's schedule, life, bullcrap, excuses. <BR> I need to find someone who is committed to exercising and changing their life as much as I am. It is so...annoying to hear people complain about how they are out of shape and then they don't DO anything. Just sit and complain and make excuses. <BR> Well i'm DONE making excuses. I just need extra motivation to get me moving. I'm good with strength training but if I had a friend to help me do ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 20:35:23 EST Weight loss journey so far So I am going to recap the last couple months on here. <BR> I was doing the 28 day bootcamp for a while. I think 3 times. I didn't lose any weight, but I also didn't track my food very well. <BR> I started doing Tracy Anderson omnicentric (Metamorphosis) and started to lose weight when I started tracking my food. I think the challenging moves have boosted my metabolism which has been why I've lost weight...maybe.. <BR> I'm starting to gain a little back. I haven't been tracking my food as wel... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:45:21 EST Need to vent again. This week has been hell. <BR> Everything at work is super stressful. Too much crap is going wrong, we don't have enough of THIS or THAT or WHATEVER. Certain people can't do their jobs and just sit and bitch about what other people are or aren't doing and i am GETTING SO FRICKEN SICK OF HEARING ABOUT IT! She got a different position so she doesn't manage people because she is a b**** and can't say anything nice.... but she STILL goes and criticizes people and tries to manage them ANYWAY and NO... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:27:35 EST bloggy mcbloggerton It was a dark and scary night... <BR> Okay it isn't scary. It's just dark because it's night. <BR> I did my Tracy workout tonight and stayed within my calorie range today. I just yawned. <BR> I am tired but I also feel like I have a ton of energy and that I won't be able to sleep any time soon. Ugh. <BR> I don't have to get up early for work so maybe I can do a workout before work in the morning. But I need to go to SLEEP in order for that to happen. <BR> <BR> I had such a crummy day. I need... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 22:53:29 EST switching up fitness So Sparkcoach wants me to write about how I change up my fitness. <BR> Strength training is easy for me at this point -- I'm doing Tracy Anderson and so every 10 days it changes. <BR> Cardio. . . I try to walk as often as I can, and occassionally make it to the gym to do the elliptical (which I find difficult to do unless I have a bunch of songs I really want to listen to). I know I can def change up on cardio.. sometimes I'll do boxing on the Wii (gold's gym cardio workout) so I know i have ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:28:52 EST gahhhhh So the day is about over. <BR> I got my hair cut today (yay!) <BR> I went over my calories slightly and majorly over my carbs. I'm not going to beat myself up over it, though. I got low a couple times today and had to eat (which SUCKS) but it's better than passing out and dying, I suppose. I think it's time to adjust my rates but I'm going to let my diabetic educator look at that and determine what I should do. <BR> RIght now my stomach feels like it's being gutted. I hate it when this happ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:03:18 EST Thoughts during lunch break So, I have about another 3 hours of work left for today; still technically on lunch. <BR> I couldn't finish eating. For some reason I am super pissed off today. I just want to take all of this energy and throw it at someone. I didn't have that great of a morning (iPod kept freezing, forgot to take my rent check with me to pay rent so had to walk back into my apt to get that... just a bunch of stupid little things that really got to me this morning) and my afternoon hasn't been any better. <BR... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:53:04 EST I hid my scale So... I hid my scale. <BR> I didn't used to be so obsessed with weighing myself, but now I do it several times a day. Mainly because I'm curious. Did drinking water add any weight? Did exercising make me lose any weight? blah blah blah. <BR> Anyway, I never outwardly beat myself up if my weight increased, but I think subconciously it really messed with me. I ate quite a bit last night at dinner (mainly salad, veggies, garlic and a pretty big steak) and this morning I gained weight. I wasn't s... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:16:34 EST Motivation I'm doing this because I'm inspired by one of my friends. <BR> I am also sick of feeling like this. <BR> I have printed this picture out and put it near the TV. I should also put one on the fridge. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is the reason that I'm working out at 4am. <BR> This is the reason that I'm tracking my food. <BR> This is the reason that I'm controlling my portions and eating better. <BR> I want to fit in to clothes be... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:25:25 EST Excuses huh So I'm writing a blog about my exercise excuses <BR> I do what I can to have none <BR> I get up and exercise first thing in the morning so that I have NO REASON NOT to do it. I've been doing this for about 3 months now and have had very few instances of not working out. Sometimes I can't -- my bloodsugar is high and I'm spilling keytones.. something like that. Usually it's just a high bloodsugar and I wait until it drops. Usually if that happens and I can't work out first thing, I make sure I... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:05:23 EST Sweettooth So I decided to start writing about my sweet tooth cravings. Maybe it'll help <BR> <BR> I have noticed that this usually strikes me right before I go to bed. I'm not sure what it is, maybe I am tired and my body wants to stay up so it thinks SUGAR!!!!! <BR> I'm at work right now and I don't really have a craving for anything sugary -- mainly protein is what I'm craving. <BR> <BR> I'll see how well I do tonight when I get home when it comes to my sugar craving. I know sometimes I substitute ... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:54:28 EST Simple meals I am all about doing things quick and simple. <BR> I think my small George Forman grill really helps me out with this. I can cook meat in minutes and end up with a quick, tasty meal (which I can then add to a pan of tomato sauce, say, and have an awesome meal in 20 minutes) <BR> I love steamed veggies, and lately I've been craving raw carrots with light ranch dressing (parmesan peppercorn; 60 cals per 2 tablespoons and helps absorb some of the vitamins in the carrots with the fat). I tend to ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:12:12 EST SMART goals I think it's about time I review my SMART goals and figure out what steps I'm going to take to do this. I plan on making it all big and pretty and such, but I'll write it on here to start with <BR> Since I can't seem to physically LOSE weight, I'm going to use other methods of progress <BR> SMART goal: <BR> To fit in a size 10 in the next two weeks / weigh 157 in the next 2 weeks <BR> I will track my food every day, exercise 30 minutes a day on average (if not more), eat 2 servings of fruit ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:39:16 EST Bah! Tomorrow is the end of my second round of boot camp <BR> I have not lost any weight <BR> I can't tell if I am shrinking in size or not, but my guess is probably <BR> I need to start eating better. I don't eat necessarily poorly but I might need to start eating more... I may not be getting enough calories for the amount of work I do. Then again this thinking sometimes tricks my mind into over eating so that is definitely an issue. <BR> Anywho <BR> I might start doing different workouts... Mayb... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:29:09 EST I have no excuses So <BR> I came home tired after work yesterday; I stayed late <BR> I'm supposed to go in early this morning. <BR> Does that stop me from working out? No! <BR> I was too tired to work out last night, but I got up at 3:15am to do my workout instead of 4 so I can get all of my exercise and shower in before I go to work. <BR> I could have said eh, I'll take a day off. But then it'd be a day off the next day, and the next day. <BR> I'm determined to keep this up. Some days I may not be able to do ... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 05:32:03 EST It's been a while... short entry before working out It is 5:30am and I've eaten breakfast and watched the news. Now it is time to work out! <BR> This is the final week in the boot camp <BR> Last week was difficult -- couldn't work out in the AM twice because of high bloodsugars, but I made up for it the next day (or later in the day on Saturday) <BR> I haven't lost much weight, but I am starting to fit in smaller clothes, so I must be toning up. Yay! <BR> I'm content and proud that I've been able to stay at it this long. <BR> Once I'm done, I ... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 06:27:59 EST Yay Just a short entry before work: <BR> This is my 8th day of getting up before work to exercise (I don't count Sundays since that's my only day off, but I still did exercise in the AM) and my 10th bootcamp day. <BR> I'm so proud that I've stuck with it. I have been severely stressed lately and still on that time of the month (which usually throws me off) and I have STILL kept up with it, even when I wanted to sleep in (like yesterday.) <BR> Off to work on a good note -- I know most days aren't ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 06:51:51 EST Day 4 It is my 5th day in Coach Nicole's bootcamp, and my 4th day of getting up before work to work out. <BR> I feel pretty great! It is amazing how much I can get done when I get home from work knowing that I don't need to work out (but of course I always *can* if I want to) <BR> I feel so proud of myself <BR> I'm also pretty sweaty -- I am going to take a shower <BR> I just wanted to write about how proud I am of myself so far :) <em>104</em> <em>250</em> Thu, 7 Jun 2012 07:03:32 EST Not sure why I'm doing this, but I am It's that time of the month again! So naturally I'm a bit lagging and depressed. <BR> However, I am starting to wake up before work to work out. <BR> This is a new phenomenon to me; I've NEVER been able to get the motivation to do this, so I'm proud of myself for trying. So far I've successfully completed exercise 2 days; I am working on the 28 day bootcamp DVD from Coach Nicole; I'm hoping that that will keep me going for at least a month, which will get me in the habit of waking up early to... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 14:48:35 EST Fitness evaluation: I suck So I went to a health club because I need more motivation. <BR> I did a fitness evaluation. <BR> I was told that my cardiovascular ability sucks, my lower body strength sucks, my upper body strength sucks, and my flexibility sucks. They said that at my age, my flexibility should REALLY be better. <BR> So tell me, SparkFolk, can I do this on my own? Do I need a trainer? Am I really this bad? I walk all the time and I try to do strength training some times, so I can't believe that I am THAT ou... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 20:47:20 EST ..Still dealing So after being super super super down i think i feel a little better. Not crazy happy or anything, but at least something closer to normal. <BR> I kind of wish that my job was a bit more.. enjoyable.. i can only hope that things will get easier as time goes on.. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:38:07 EST dealing Still trying to cope with what's going on..which is basically ignoring everything. I am powerless over the situation, and though it hurts, I can't do anything to change it. <BR> So I do what I can to stay out of it and deal. <BR> Work was long and... long. <BR> Managed to make it to Curves, so I'm happy about that. <BR> It's drizzling outside... makes for nightmarish driving. <BR> Got the finger to day about 5 times this morning.. apparently people don't know that if it's foggy, you should p... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 19:45:51 EST it will never end Family issues apparently will never escape me. <BR> It hurts and I'm left not knowing how to handle anything anymore. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 15:16:32 EST my feet hurt I am wearing some new-ish shoes and my feet feel sore... it kinda sucks. <BR> I got some undershirts today and a couple of other things... <BR> Joined Curves again.. hopefully I can start losing more weight and keep myself more occupied/out of the house <BR> We will see Sat, 6 Mar 2010 19:25:02 EST work. Seems like work is always a big mess of no-one-knows-what's-going-on--ness. <BR> Blarg. <BR> Going to meet up with a friend soon hopefully... yay for social activities! Fri, 5 Mar 2010 17:58:19 EST dunno I am tired. <BR> I don't really feel anything right now.. i kind of just want to hide and sleep for a while. <BR> I don't feel depressed just... not very social? I dunno... it feels weird. <BR> <BR> Oh well. night night Thu, 4 Mar 2010 21:45:01 EST Just another Monday Seems like stuff ends up piling up and then I can't get the information I need to finish it. <BR> It stinks creating a new position at a job because no one has any boundaries or anything. People are just like "hey i don't feel like doing this. Ill make the new girl do it." <BR> Pfff. <BR> <BR> Oh well..time to relax and sleep.. might snuggle with the kitties tonight Mon, 1 Mar 2010 20:37:39 EST This day sucks. I got to work early today and worked out a bit. Did a couple of strength training exercises, figuring I'd do the rest when I got home. <BR> <BR> I found out today that someone special to me is dying. And that another person that was special to me is dead. <BR> <BR> I don't feel like strength training anymore. <BR> Might just go for a walk. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 19:09:33 EST hmmm The start of today was exceedingly frustrated. People put stuff on my desk and I have NO idea what to do with it... I'm new, I shouldn't have to master EVERYTHING in a month, you know? <BR> I was surprised that I was calm for the latter part when I had to stay late for this chick I'm not a huge fan of. That part was good. <BR> <BR> My teeth still hurt so it's hard to eat/drink. I am going to the destist tomorrow morning. Hopefully it is minor and I can easily fix it and go to work. <BR> I fe... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:03:26 EST man.. this stinks. So.. last night i took a sip of something and one of my teeth started to REALLY hurt. <BR> Woke up this morning and two of my teeth hurt. So much that I could only chew on one side of my mouth and I could hardly eat or drink. <BR> Now there's another tooth hurting on the other side of my mouth. <BR> So... I can't eat. <BR> Or drink. <BR> <BR> This SUCKS. <BR> <BR> I scheduled an appointment this wednesday to get them looked at... <BR> I wish I could eat something :( Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:57:45 EST it snowed So apparently it doesn't want to stop snowing despite the fact that I'm sure the entire world is sufficient on snow right now. <BR> It didn't snow much..but enough to shovel. So I did that. <BR> Now I'm just waiting to go to work. Sat, 20 Feb 2010 09:32:43 EST 2/16/10 Today went pretty well. <BR> I'm a bit tired.. someone thought it was cool to call me at 2 in the morning to see if I wanted to go out drinking. <BR> I didn't. <BR> <BR> Ohhh well. I'll do some strength training exercises and then relax. <BR> <BR> I feel hungry..:S Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:57:04 EST doctors went to the drs today...pretty much just talked about my diabetes and how it is being regulated and such. Going to try to check my sugar more often. <BR> Just got back from a walk... might pick up a friend from work today and hang out... it's been a rough day for her :S Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:57:27 EST ...tired... Just got back from a walk downtown... i still need to strength train but I think i might take a nap first. <BR> Got about 4 and 1/2 hours before i go out on my date... have to figure out how to kill the time.. nap sounds good right about now.. :) <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 14:04:40 EST tired Work started out iffy today, but ended up pretty well. <BR> I'm glad there are decent human beings out there... they keep my hopes up. <BR> <BR> I got a toy at work today... I get to start programming it and using it to see if people cleaned rooms properly. I will need to write an SOP for it, which will be long and tedious, but I have something to use at work that will make time go by faster, keep me busy, and has me knowledgable about something so...yay <BR> <BR> Need to strength train now... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:11:25 EST I don't know anymore. I sometimes wonder about this job. <BR> No one is ever on the same page. If one person is gone, it's almost like no one can function. I feel like I can't do anything on my own because I don't really know what I'm doing. Only one person knows, in a sense, what I should be doing, and if they are gone, I am pretty much screwed. <BR> Makes work not so fun. <BR> I am also upset about this woman we have that comes in and trains me. She is ALWAYS late (I usually leave at 4pm. She came at 4:45.) She... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 20:47:55 EST I don't like snow It is supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow. <BR> I hope if it does, it is very minimal. Driving to work for 40 minutes isn't pleasant with snow. Driving in general isn't pleasant with snow. I think we should protest snow. Go away. <BR> <BR> I was very tired today but work went by pretty fast. <BR> My fingers are cold. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 18:07:46 EST Sundays Slept in til about 8:30am... i don't know why i couldn't fall back asleep. <BR> Cleaned the littler box and went for a walk. <BR> Planning on doing some strength training and probably going out to see my boo. <BR> I feel a bit tired right now.. *yawn* Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:35:38 EST hmm Have to work at my other job today. Just 6 hours, not bad. <BR> Didn't sleep well last night...weird dreams. <BR> <BR> It's cold. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 10:30:59 EST Finally this week is OVER I hope I can find something to do... i need to do SOMETHING since ive been hard at work all week and haven't done anything entertaining.. :S Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:01:01 EST