LODYANGEL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LODYANGEL LODYANGEL'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/ Streak love & other stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134994 Here is a review of my goals for the week. I am going to do this every morning to keep me on track. <BR> Goal #1: LOSE 2 pounds. (Up a pound this morning.) <BR> Goal#2: 7 days of logging in and spinning the sparkwheel. 2/7 <BR> Goal#3: 7 days of logging my food. 2/7. I did not log ALL my food yesterday. :( <BR> Goal#4: 7 days of drinking all my water and limiting my caffeine intake to one caffeinated beverage a day. No soda. Just Crystal light energy. 1/7. (I drank a SODA <em>18</em> ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:48:57 EST Back to streaking.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133701 Here are my goals for the week. <BR> <BR> Goal #1: LOSE 2 pounds. <BR> Goal#2: 7 days of logging in and spinning the sparkwheel. 1/7 <BR> Goal#3: 7 days of logging my food. 1/7. I did not log ALL my food yesterday. :( <BR> Goal#4: 7 days of drinking all my water and limiting my caffeine intake to one caffeinated beverage a day. No soda. Just Crystal light energy. 1/7. <BR> Goal#5: Weigh daily (Average my weight at end of weeK.) 1/7 <BR> Goal#6: Complete 7 days of exercise for 10 minutes... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:36:56 EST Shopping misery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131430 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1246053417.jpg"> <BR> Well, my two meals yesterday were both eaten out, so I am sure the results of that are not good. I haven't weighed yet, but will shortly. :) I skipped church this morning to workout, get the Halloween decorations down and get the Christmas ones up. I am going for a bike ride in a few minutes. Then to get laundry done and get these Halloween decorations down. <BR> <BR> Went shopping last night and struggled to find ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:59:28 EST Streakin' Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116239 I have set my goals and have every intention of sticking with this. Here is the review of the goals I set for this week. <BR> <BR> Goal #1: LOSE 2 pounds. DONE. When I logged in this morning I weighed in 2 pounds down. I guess the hit n' miss dieting I did last week helped. However, I have to maintain it as I weigh in DAILY and average my weight. 6 more days to go. <BR> Goal#2: 7 days of logging in and spinning the sparkwheel. 1/7 <BR> Goal#3: 7 days of logging my food. 1/7. I went over m... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:28:25 EST Shiny New Week=Shiny New start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115227 I am feeling better and I think I am ready. <BR> <BR> Motivation has been low, but I have been thinking A LOT about this and I have decided I don't wanna be fat anymore. I can't slip back into my old ways. I don't like myself fat. I don't like feeling like crap. I don't like feeling bloated. I hate having a muffin top. I hate feeling ashamed of myself. I hate feeling like other people are judging me because of my weight. <BR> <BR> So beginning tomorrow I am going to start anew. It's a n... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 01:11:10 EST Motivation Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113498 Still struggling to get my motivation back. I bought the 3 months of sparkcoach hoping it would help motivate me to get back to my diet and exercise program. I am only a few days in, and so far haven't been doing so great. Of course I have been sick and that never bodes well for any workout program ever! However, I just don't have the drive so far. I have been reading motivational stories, trying to check in everyday, and still no progress. Really don't wanna gain this weight back, but I ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:12:27 EST Glutton for Punishment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105442 I don't know why I do it. <BR> <BR> I never intend to stop working out. It just happens. I got busy with a new job, 3 kids on 3 different soccer teams, I am coaching 2 of those soccer teams, and before I know it, I have gained weight and not worked out in 3 months! I am tired, achy, fat, bloated, stiff, and wondering why this happened again. The good news is I haven't gained all the weight back yet. The bad news is if I don't start trying to get back to being healthy it won't be long befor... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:48:01 EST Body happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842772 When your losing weight and want to keep motivated the most important thing is to be positive. Celebrate every, single, teeny, tiny victory. A few days ago I noticed my arms looked smaller. I measured and sure enough!...I had lost an inch off my arms. Today before getting in the shower I stood sideways and (ignoring my big stomach) focused on my back half, and thought...WOW! That's not so bad. My back is much less flabby :) and the fat rolls are shrinking. My butt is toned and almost virt... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:50:41 EST 20 pounds and 7 inches gone! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4840803 I have been hanging in there. Despite some questionable food choices, I am hanging steady at 217. I haven't weighed in awhile and am hoping to see the scales number reflect some loss. I have been working out, which is the one thing I have been consistent with over the last month. Which is why I am still about where I was. The good news is I am down 20 pounds now and I have lost a total of 7 inches. :) I am firmly in a plus size 16 now and can squeeze into a missy size 16 with some muffin top... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:55:42 EST Everyday day I'm strug-ug-ug-alin'!! (Put yo hands up!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810913 I'm barely hanging in there. <BR> <BR> I mean barely. <BR> <BR> This week has been a huge struggle with me. I have had huge family drama. I got into a stupid argument with my sisters and nieces. It was stupid, I didn't cause it, and I am not going to apologize for something I didn't cause. Then I found out that my boyfriend who is the breadwinner, by a landslide in my house, is going to lose his job within a year. The factory he works for is closing and moving to Alabama. He has heard r... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:10:37 EST No patience today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761787 My "job" is a substitute teacher. I go into other people's classrooms and take their spots whenever they can't be here to teach their students. It is a rewarding, though low paying job, especially for me, I have my teaching degree but am one of the many recent graduates who are unable to find a teaching job due to budget cuts. <BR> <BR> It's frustrating for me to be 2.5 years past graduation and still not have a job. I am really going to put a major effort into job hunting this year and app... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:00:02 EST Stupid allergies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759438 I have been off track for the last week. <BR> <BR> Follow-up: I went to the doctor and was indeed diagnosed with exercise induced asthma thanks to my newly found allergies. I have no insurance, so my doctor had me fill out papers for a program from Merck that will provide my medications (An inhaler, singualair, Nasonex) for free. I still haven't heard back from them or received any medication. Last week I got really sick. My head hurt, had a horrible runny nose and head congestion. At fir... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:09:38 EST Exercised Induced Asthma? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4726738 It's been awhile since I have blogged. Don't know why I haven't...it just hasn't happened. Basically I have been doing well. I am down to 224.4 pounds. I have been doing my best to stick to my diet. I have been following my C25K running plan and have started 30 Day Shred. <BR> <BR> Last night was Wk3 D1 of C25k. Basically for a part of the workout time last night, we had to double our running time which SUUUUCCCCKKKEEEDDD. Well I noticed while I was running, even during the walking portion, ... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 09:41:38 EST :) Another pound down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4703187 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Things are going well. My weight this morning was 226.6. That is down to the lowest number I have seen thus far this new weight loss endeavour. I have lost 5 pounds this time around and a total of 11 pounds from my highest weight ever. <BR> <BR> Food was good yesterday. I stayed within my calorie range and I exercised, doing 30 mins of taebo, and 40 mins of run/walking. I am excited to be doing so well. The knees are holding up and didn't hurt much at all yesterday... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:36:23 EST The State of My Body Address http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4701010 Well since our President is preparing the state of the Union address. I decided to give the "state of my body address." The purpose of which, I will outline the current state of my body, which really is only of interest to me, but since you chose to read this blog, now you must suffer through like all of us did back in the 80's when the State fo the Union address would come on TV, and we were forced to watch because it was on all 3 of our channels! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> To start off, thoug... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:53:29 EST An injured foot, then injured my knee, and now a head cold! Bring it on! Nothing is gonna stop me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693375 Well if you read my blog title, then you know the gist of what I am about to tell you. <BR> <BR> AS I have complained about in past blogs I have plantar fascitiis, an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the arch of my foot down to my heel. I have had that for over a month now. Well I took some time off to heal that and when it began to look like it was going to take longer than I thought for it to heal, I went about my business. I bought new inserts for my shoes- which helped immensel... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:48:19 EST Popped my exercise ball! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683216 My last exercise ball that I had had for about a year, got a slow leak in it last week and I went to Wal-mart and purchsed a new one on Friday night. I just popped it. I also use it as my computer chair and it rolled against a basket I had sitting in the floor beside my bookshelf and that put a hole in it! I knew the ball I had bought didn't feel as "sturdy" as the one before, but I thought it would be ok. I can't even take it back to the store because I have already thrown out the box! Gr... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:03:17 EST How Friday went... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663110 End of the day update...I did much better today! I went over my calories but by less than 100 so that is a win! Fruits and veggies were good! I put a huge bowl of apples, bananas, and clementines on my kitchen table to remind me to snack on healthy treats instead of junk! It worked today! I got all the Christmas decorations down today on the inside of the house. I still have a few string of lights to take down tomorrow on the outside, but it's going to be warm...in the fifties...so I should... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 23:26:30 EST Week 1 in review Down 4 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659900 Well it's been a good first week. <BR> <BR> I lost 4 pounds! <BR> <BR> I wrote out a plan for the week for exercise, but had to modify it a great deal since I am suffering from plantar fasiitis. The good news is I did workout as much as I possibly could and this week I am upping my walking time and beginning strength training. Also, on my good days I would like to start Zumba-ing again. <BR> <BR> Food was good. I went over my calorie budget a few days. I had a real problem with desserts... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:09:35 EST New Year's Resolutions for 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640904 2011 was a big, fat, bust as far as my New Year's Resolutions go. <BR> <BR> Here are a few of them: <BR> <BR> Prepare 12 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child: I prepared about 6. :( <BR> Find a full time TEACHING job. :( Nope. <BR> Lose eighty + pounds. :( :( :( I am about the same weight I was this time last year. Actually as of this morning I am about 6 pounds less than I was this time last year. However, the bad part is I am in way worse shape physically than I was this time last ... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:55:52 EST I would love to lose weight, but NOT this way! TMI... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4618928 I have the stomach virus. <BR> <BR> I had a migraine last night so I slept in late as long as I could. Got up with an hour to go before I had to be at my substitute teaching job. The first thing I did after feeding my kids breakfast was go blow up the toilet... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> From that point on it has been all downhill. <BR> <BR> I got up so late that as soon as I realized I was geting sick, it was too late to call for another sub. So I came to work, taking diarrhea meds and Ib... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 10:32:26 EST Where, oh where, has my motivation gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617718 No Motivation. <BR> <BR> Zip. Nada. Zero. <BR> <BR> And I keep ballooning by the minute. <em>15</em> I weighed yesterday, and was up 5 pounds. Back up into the 230's. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I have no one to blame except myself. <BR> <BR> I had a fibromyalgia flare & haven't worked out in months. My body is getting jiggly, bloated, and gross again, and I don't know how to stop it from happening. I keep trying to get back on the dieting wagon, but I can't seem to do it. <BR> <BR> My G... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 11:40:58 EST A pain in the neck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546213 <em>46</em> My neck is hurting. I don't know what I have done to it but it is really hurting from where it "joins" my spine between my shoulders all the way up into the left side of my head. I keep catching myself leaning forward because it is hurting so bad. I took 2 Tylenol, but so far it hasn't touched it. I don't know if I slept on it wrong or what the deal is. I just don't need this right now. I'm at work so I can't even lie on a heating pad and try to get it to stop hurting. I subst... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:44:57 EST I was going to show you just how tough I was... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4545012 ...By going out to run this morning before work. However, I got up and it was still raining <em>27</em> and the wind was blowing. So I checked the weather and we were getting wind gusts up to 40 miles an hour and the temperature was only in the 30's. So I knew if I went I would be cold and miserable, not to mention risking my safety with wind gusts that high...so I am going to try to do it this afternoon. <BR> <BR> <em>131</em> The kids have a soccer game tonight. I am really hoping that ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:29:16 EST Where did all my blogs go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543237 I am positive that I have blogged since Sept. 30th but can find them nowhere... Hmmm! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have been doing better. My focus is on eating healthy. I put a big focus on whole foods. I am limiting my intake of HFCS and anything with hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils in it. Drinking my water and taking a laid back approach to exercise. <BR> <BR> Small steps. <BR> <BR> Last week I had lost 4 pounds. I think that left me at 12 pounds lost from my highest weight ever. <BR> ... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:51:03 EST Exhausted, Tired, and Achy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4511808 I need to take better care of myself. <BR> <BR> I also need to nurture my relationship with God more. I know there are things he wants me to do. I can't seem to follow whatever plan that he has set out for me. My relationship with my boyfriend is a problem. We have been together for 17 years and he has his own demons. We have been through more than I ever thought I would put up with. He is an alcoholic and he goes through the alcoholic cycle. He's great for a day or two to grumpy to a big... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:02:16 EST Old School Playlist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508902 I am old school. My favorite songs to workout to now were the same ones that I ran to back in High school when I ran Cross Country and track. Here's a list of my favorites, old school and some not so old school... <BR> <BR> 1. Push It- Salt N Pepa <BR> 2. The Power- Snap <BR> 3. Rub you the right way- Keith Sweat <BR> 4. Bust a Move- Young MC <BR> 5. WHoomp There It IS- Tag Team <BR> 6. U Go Girl- Tag Team <BR> 7. None of Your Business- Salt N Pepa <BR> 8. Summatime Man- Salt N Pepa <BR> 10... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:07:20 EST FAIL...and new shoes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506347 Well... <BR> <BR> I wish the news was better. I wish I could report that I had stuck to plan and lost twenty pounds, but that is not the case. <BR> <BR> I was doing really well- really well, on the seventeen day diet, and I didn't intentionally slip off. I ran out of food... <BR> <BR> Yes that's right I ran out of the food I was suppose to be eating. The diet is restrictive and I ran out of the food I was suppose to be eating, and I hadn't gotten paid yet, so I had to stop the diet. <BR>... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:21:46 EST Day 8 of the 17 day diet. Cycle 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4443862 Today is day 8. I miscalculated yesterday and called it day 6. Whatever. <BR> <BR> First off, I want to say...I am not going to defend my diet to any of you people. I did that once a few months ago (See my blog post about "Snarkiness on SP"). My diet is healthy, I get all the calories I need, and I have NO cravings now. Last weigh in I had lost 4 more pounds. So that's all the proof I need for myself! Before you comment on a diet, research it. I tried to follow SP diet but the counting ca... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:13:04 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441757 I am on day 6 of the 17 day diet. <BR> <BR> I am still at 4 pounds lost. <BR> <BR> The weekend was good. I went off the diet a tad. Saturday I ate a lean hamburger (No on the first cycle of the diet) and a small piece of strawberry shortcake. Yesterday I ate 2 pieces of pizza. Other than that I was on plan. :) <BR> <BR> Today I am fully back on plan. Breakfast was 2 hardboiled eggs and blueberries. (I am out of yogurt.) Lunch was steamed tilapia with tomato slices and cauliflower. ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:10:09 EST Day 4 of the 17 Day Diet- Cycle 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4436433 I started my diet again on Monday. I am doing the 17 Day Diet again. I like that it is stringent, forcing me to eat what is good for me. Everyday on the diet gets easier. My cravings go away...I am less bloated. So I am going to continue on with the first cycle of 17 days and see how far I get. So far I have lost four pounds! Even if it's water weight...it's still weight. As the author says, Excess water weight is dangerous and puts a strain on your heart, so good riddance water weight! ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:23:39 EST Warning...Reaching Maximum Density! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4357850 Beginning again. <BR> <BR> Oh how many times have I began again on my journey to get healthy. Too many to count. I am at maximum density again. <BR> <BR> 230.8 this morning. <BR> <BR> We began my family's version of the biggest loser a week ago. We weighed in during the afternoon and I weighed in at my highest weight ever (Again!) 237. :( So in a week I have lost seven pounds, but most of that was just the difference you weigh from the morning to the afternoon. <BR> <BR> I did ok on... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:14:06 EST Easter Hangover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4189211 Easter was a good day! <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> It began with a yummy breakfast at church, then a wonderful church service! Afterward, I went home and took an Easter nap with two of my kids, and then got up and went to my sisters house for dinner. I took the day off from my diet, but didn't overdo it. A change I noticed is my tastes are changing. Now, that I am eating less sugar, the desserts tasted too sweet! That is a welcome change! <BR> <BR> Back on the diet again. Drank my warm wate... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:44:17 EST Snarkiness on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4181695 I don't think people really mean to be snarky on SP. <BR> <BR> I think sometimes it just happens. <BR> <BR> Sometimes they don't realize how the words that they are typing are going to sound to the person who reads them. Cause you can't gauge a "tone of voice" through a comment, or message board post. <BR> <BR> Recently I stopped counting calories, and began doing a "diet." Counting calories on SP was driving me insane. I spent so much time out of my day logging in the food I ate. I... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:55:45 EST Blown off course. Soccer. Tornado. Sleep deprevation. New Diet. Ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4179364 I got way-laid. <BR> <BR> Side-tracked. <BR> <BR> Blown off course. <BR> <BR> The good news is I am back. <BR> <BR> I got an awful stomach virus a few weeks back and it took me 5 days to get over it. That just knocked me for a loop. I got to feeling much better and then my knee started hurting again. Between all that I lost my momentum and have stopped exercising. I am looking forward to getting back to it though. My knee has not hurt for several days, so I think that it (hopefully) is h... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:26:45 EST Plans for tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4108907 For this weight loss thing to work, I have to be obsessive about it. I have to measure all my food. Log every calorie. Plan every meal, every workout. I am not doing well at all half a$$ing everything. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So for tomorrow here is my day planned out... <BR> <BR> Get up at 8:00 AM <BR> ~Get the kids up and moving <BR> ~ find out if I have to babysit my niece. <BR> ~Eat Breakfast, get dressed <BR> ~boil eggs for snack <BR> 9:00 AM ~Head to the library to print out docu... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:31:46 EST Something to make you laugh out loud! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4107792 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l866192594.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Most of you are probably already familiar with Weight Watchers Cat. I just saw him for the first time the other day and I literally laughed out loud. Then I decided I wanted a weight watcher's cat of my own. Unfortunately, I think he is one of a kind! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> So here are my goals for the day: <BR> ~Track every calorie eaten...so far... <em>250</em> <BR> ~Begin 30 Day Shred (again)...planned next. <... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:25:54 EST REworking my goals~ Again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4090963 Things aren't going the way I thought they would. Things aren't going well. Losing weight is not easy~ Who knew?? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> So I need to rework my goals. Some goals I have already missed. I need to rework them, set new deadlines, and give myself some more breathing room. I have to realize that this weight loss thing is not gonna come easy for me. It's work and I have to get back to the work of it so that I can make this happen for me. <BR> <BR> First I need to explain what ... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:40:37 EST Happy Birthday to Me, I have a horrible pain in my knee... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4078554 Happy 37th Birthday to myself today! <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> I am very blessed that, at 37 years old, I have four beautiful children who love me, I have a BF who is a tremendous pain in my @$$- but he loves me too. I have a roof over my head, a nice car to drive, a family that loves me and supports me and I am relatively healthy...though I need to improve my health some more. So I know how blessed I am today on this day of renewal. <BR> <BR> This is my Happy New Year. THIS day is the star... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:34:24 EST Stop being a pansy and get it done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4072749 I have been struggling. It's been THAT time of the month again and it's been rough. I have been eating my head off, and have little control. Horomones suck! <BR> <BR> My willpower is off too. I have been doing 30 day shred, but missed two days in a row due to feeling bad from bad food choices and stress. I am going to do it today as soon as I get home and them I am off to a hour of Zumba as well. It's time to start cranking this up a bit. If I can't stick to the healthy eating plans dur... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:33:37 EST Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4064912 Just finished working out. I did the 30 Day Shred and did 10 mins of flexibility on the ball to stretch out. i was pretty sore after two days of this @ss kicking that I have been getting from Jillian. Who would have thought a 20 minute workout could be so effective? I take hour long Zumba classes, I run, and I feel that I am in decent shape. <BR> <BR> And yet this 20 minute workout has made me sore. <BR> <BR> When I was getting ready to workout, I put on a pair of shorts and immediately... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 23:56:53 EST 30 Day Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4059791 Well I am back. It took me several days to get myself together, but now I am back. I am planning my meals and exercising. <BR> <BR> I started 30 Day Shred last night and so far haven't been sore yet. It hasn't been 24 hours yet, and it usually takes me a full day before I begin feeling the soreness. Tonight I am gonna do it again and also either go to Zumba or go run. Not sure which. It will be challenging to do those with the 30 Day Shred. <BR> <BR> Food today will be healthy. No eati... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:07:06 EST Hanging on, clawing, slipping, falling, climbing back up on the wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4044188 This is gonna be a quick entry. The last week my food intake has not been good. I have not been logging my food like I was, and many days I went over my calorie ranges. Yesterday I ended up binging because my boyfriend and I are having problems and I sought solace in food. It was a stupid thing to do, but it's done none-the-less. Despite my indescretions I don't feel bloated today which is odd. Usually the higher salt intake has me feeling really fat. <em>15</em> However, I am not going t... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:45:55 EST Positive Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016700 Things this weekend were good. I got some good workouts in Friday. Saturday I didn't workout but I got loads of walking in since I went power-shopping. Sunday I was gonna take a run, but caring for the family got in the way. Today I am gonna get some movement in. Food was decent all weekend. I didn't track but I was mindful about what I was eating and tried to stick to things I knew wouldn't ruin all my work. I am back to tracking today. <BR> <BR> This week may be tough to get all my work... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:37:28 EST I'm so virtually HOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4004139 I’m back on track. <BR> <BR> After the flu and being sidelined for a day or two by migraines I am back on track. I am eating healthy and planning my meals and back to working out. So yay for that! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was good. I went a little over my calories, but it’s that TOM, and the hormones are raging. I am thankful that I was able to hang on as well as I did. Cravings aren’t as bad today-yet. Hopefully I can keep them at bay! Breakfast was a fiber one oats and peanut butter bar and... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 13:28:29 EST Back To the Grind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3997468 I think that I am over the flu for the most part. Yay! <BR> <BR> Today I am working. That is good. I also have my day planned out. Work. Meals. Exercise (Zumba if the roads aren't bad or Kathy Smith Weight loss workout if they are), take Daughter to 4H. Dinner is still in the air, but since it is at home I can be sure that I keep it healthy and with in my calorie budget. <BR> <BR> Food yesterday was awful. We had a lunch at Church and then my thirteen year old had a Superbowl party for hi... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:26:11 EST *groan* But I am feeling better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3986751 I've been gone a few days because I caught the flu. <BR> <BR> Yuck! <BR> <BR> It was the weirdest flu ever. I didn't run a fever. I did have body aches and chills and I had stomach cramps. Horrible, horrible, stomach cramps. My 7 year old son had it too and today we are both feeling better, though he is still running a low grade fever. <BR> <BR> Of course since I was sick I didn't log my food or exercise. <BR> <BR> I missed Zumba!! I miss going so badly that I actually dreamed about... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:56:39 EST Progress... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3972867 I wrote this a few days ago and had internet problems and couldn't post it. So here it is. <BR> <BR> Today’s topic is progress… <BR> <BR> I have been doing this healthy lifestyle change, for well…many, many, years. It was in 2001 I joined 3FC and really began to learn about healthy eating. I would follow diet plans, lose a few pounds, and give up and gain it all back plus more. <BR> <BR> I always wanted to run again. I had been a distance runner in high school and had always wanted to run... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:29:07 EST The Spark: Chapter 2 Goal Setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3963192 I have goals. I have had goals all my life. I have written down these goals. Thought about these goals. Tried to attain these goals, but something always stops me. Derails me. Sidetracks me. I have discovered it is my own fear. Fear of what?? I don't know for sure. Perhaps it is a fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change... maybe a mixture of all three. Who knows. I have come to realize that whatever my goal...I tend to self sabotage myself. I have been doing this "getting hea... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:46:21 EST How a Fat Girl Gets Dressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3959989 I'm overweight. Yeah, I know it. No wait, on second thought, that is not correct. I am obese. 3 points over "obese" actually, as my BMI is an embarrassing 33. It's disheartening. Nobody wants to be fat. No one wants to get fat. Especially not me. <BR> <BR> Fat is ugly. Fat is unhealthy. Fat can kill you. Being fat is not cool, not sexy, not "in." It's your fat that gives others a reason to shun you, to ignore you, to not employ you because you are overweight. If your fat you know what I'm ... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:14:02 EST