LMH1223's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LMH1223 LMH1223'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/ Monday Vent... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140825 Oh Monday Monday Monday.....what shall I do with thee?!?!? <BR> <BR> This week is a three day work week for me, which is a SCORE!! Plus, my company is giving us each an hour a day of 'free' time where one day we can come in an hour early, take a 2 hour lunch or leave an hour early...and still get paid.....DOUBLE SCORE!! <BR> <BR> However.....that being said, I think it's probably the most stressful time of the month for me with my job. I have two other co-workers that do the same job as I d... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:01:00 EST Fit Bit...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140814 Do you have one?? What are you thoughts? <BR> <BR> I've been looking at the website forever now and trying to decide if I really want it and if it'd be a good idea for me. I'm not sure if it'd work for what all I'm thinking of what I'd use it for.....like when I'm at the gym with doing weights or the elliptical where it wont pick up my steps. <BR> <BR> What do you think?? Honest thoughts on this would be great.....the pros and the cons! <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:49:31 EST If Not Now, When?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134177 I wouldn’t say I’m a procrastinator to the extreme, but I have realized over the last weeks, I am when it comes to me. I find ways to put taking care of me on the back burner and justify it. I find that I put my “start date” to next Sunday or Monday or to the 1st of the month, or the 15th, some type of day that “makes sense”. <BR> <BR> I’d say I’m doing fairly well with my working out, I do my best to go to the gym 4 times a week. I always get a minimum of 45 minutes of cardio. I do my best... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:18:22 EST I feel like I'm suffocating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005568 So, it’s been awhile since I written my thoughts and feelings out and I sure need to. I may not make any sense to anyone, but I have got to somehow get a little off my shoulders. Things have been really rough the past few weeks. I mean….bad…..as in I don’t know what to do anymore, I want to give up. Now mind you, I realize that my ‘problems’ may not seem that bad to someone else and I can understand and respect that, but for me, I’m at a loss. I feel lost and hopeless right now and have nowhe... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:33:06 EST Hmmm...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983690 I don’t really even know where to begin….. <BR> <BR> It’s been awhile since I’ve written down how I feel and what’s going right now in my life, I’m always thinking of doing it, but never do. Today, I decided, I owe to myself, I need to do this. I have forced myself to take out some and just write. I, of course, feel guilty for this as there is so much to do around the house and so much I could busy myself with. I have to stop for a few moments and do this for me. <BR> <BR> I don’t even know... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:25:56 EST Honesty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943964 I have to be honest with myself, I keep telling myself this all the time, but never go through with it. Today, I'm ready to be honest, I know I wont like most of it, but it's time to face it and go forward. You can't fix what you don't acknowledge, right?? <BR> <BR> The past few months, I've been living each day thinking, tomorrow will be better, I'll get it right tomorrow. Today, it hit me, I'm ALWAYS telling myself this and I'm never getting to tomorrow, I'm always stuck looking at my mist... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:28:47 EST Has this really happened?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915189 So, I feel like I’m really not sure where I’ve been the past few weeks or what’s been going on! Has it really been a month since I last did a blog??? I was totally on track with what I was doing food and exercise wise as well as feeling like I was getting a pretty good grip on this thing called life. For the past 2+ weeks, I have been MIA from my life! I feel like I’ve been going through the past weeks on auto speed, not thinking about what I’m doing and not thinking about what I need to be d... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 18:23:34 EST Weekend Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850154 This weekend was a great weekend! I got to spend the evenings with AJ, got some shopping done and was able to cook 3 separate meals that AJ and I could enjoy together. <BR> <BR> AJ somehow managed to be off Friday and work days Saturday and Sunday. This was so awesome to have someone to spend time with at night! <BR> <BR> Friday night, we got groceries....yes, this is my excitement starting off the weekend! We grilled pizza's Friday night when we got home. They weren't perfect, but they sur... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:41:33 EST A mini victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843314 I just wanted to say, I made it through the night without going overboard!! I'm so excited, it's a mini success for me. One day down! Tomorrow night will be easy, AJ is home with me and we are making mini pizzas for dinner. I actually get to eat dinner with him all weekend with his work schedule...so happy about this!! <BR> <BR> I even had a victory at work today! They ordered pizza for us, from one of my favorite pizza places.....and I didn't touch it! It was actually pretty easy for me, b... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:25:51 EST It's a Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841799 Well, here I am, half way through this week and I feel like I'm losing control and struggling with keeping everything straight and moving forward. I don't know what's going on with me, but wow, this is pretty insane!! It's not even about eating right.....which, I'll get to in a minute. Everything at the moment seems to be going it's own direction and I'm trying to fight it to keep it all going in the same direction. Very Very Very annoying!! <BR> <BR> Last night was my husbands birthday....... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:18:19 EST I have a confession..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4836676 Ok, so I've had a not so great week. Somethings were in my control and some were not....but most things were and this is where my confession comes in. I totally messed up this week, didn't go the gym one day, tried to convince myself I was making healthy food choices when I knew I wasn't, and I totally over ate. All right, so that makes me feel a little better to be open about it. I know the mistakes I made and this time around, I'm not going to deny them or try and hide them. I will own up t... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 21:24:13 EST A Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826271 Well, it's the end of another weekend and onto another work week. The weekend went pretty well for me, I got a lot done and got to spend some time with friends I haven't seen in awhile. On Friday I posted a list of five items I wanted to get done this weekend, and I'm very proud to say, I did it!! I cleaned, read, spent time with my husband, gave the dog a bath, and had my first attempt of a Jamaican bread called Easter Bun. <BR> <BR> As my husband is from Jamaica, I wanted to bring a littl... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 23:24:44 EST It's the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823921 Ahhh, how I love the weekends! We work all week just to have 2 days of freedom, which they always fly by so fast and before we know it, it's Monday. <BR> <BR> I've already taken care of two of my goals this weekend, get groceries and make some guacamole (I posted the recipe in another post). My remaining goals are, listed not in any particular order: <BR> <BR> 1. Clean!! Not my idea of fun, but it's something that must be done in order to enjoy the remaining weekend. I've gotten it down t... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 22:29:39 EST Guacamole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823890 I made this tonight, it was such a great snack with carrots!! I forgot to buy an onion at the store today, so I added some extra seasoning. I didn't add any salt and I still thought it was good. Next time, I think I'll try and add some tomatoes. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Fresh Guacamole <BR> <BR> 2 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped <BR> 1/3 of cucumber, chopped <BR> 1/3 of medium onion, chopped <BR> 1 garlic clove, minced <BR> 1 tsp cumin powder <BR> 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice <BR> Salt to tast <BR> <BR... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 22:13:32 EST Mexican Tortilla Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823881 I made this the other night and it was pretty good, so I thought I'd share! I forgot to take a picture of it, but the taste is great! <BR> <BR> Mexican Tortilla Casserole <BR> <BR> 1 lb. boca soy 'beef' <BR> 14oz no-fat refried beans <BR> 1/4 cup salsa <BR> 4 whole wheat tortillas <BR> 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese <BR> Taco Seasoning to taste <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 350 degrees <BR> Heat boca on stovetop <BR> Stir in can of beans and salsa <BR> Heat mixture through <BR> Spray round c... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 22:06:55 EST Officially Day 3, Unofficially Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819502 Here I am at the end of my day, day 3 if you want to be official, but day 2 for what really matters. I started off Sunday not so great, but Monday was awesome! I was able to do what I wanted to do and make it work for me! <BR> <BR> Today, today was one of those days that everything seemed to frustrate me, not sure what it was. Between my family, my husband, my co-workers, everything was just getting to me. I was more then ready to leave work less then 2 hours into it. Usually....at this poi... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 23:33:17 EST Here we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4815728 Well, here I am.....again.....embarking on this journey to get myself healthier and happier. I'm ready to start over, start new and fresh. I have decided this is the time for me, the time to become a better person, a better wife, a better friend, a better sister, a better aunt and a better daughter. I want to be happy and be comfortable in my own skin. <BR> <BR> I've never blogged, never really shared my goals and experiences with others, let alone people I've never met. I'm hoping that blo... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:32:13 EST