LOLATURTLE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOLATURTLE LOLATURTLE'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/ holding pattern.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806262 I was really not feeling well last week. Didn't get in many swims. Didn't track most of the week. <BR> <BR> Weight is holding steady. I finally did some grocery shopping so there's some food in the house. Still need more veggies. <BR> <BR> I'm kind of taking it easy, though. Still not feeling great. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say, I did not disappear! Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:43:09 EST I'm boring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802151 which is not news! I'm always boring! <BR> <BR> Working. Sleeping. Swimming. Tracking. <BR> <BR> Walking Turtle Puppy. <BR> <BR> Who is very bad. My new gym routine has altered her usual morning routine, and she has A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT. <BR> <BR> I get up at 5:00am, go to the pool, swim for 30-40-45-60 minutes (whatever I feel like and/or depending on what time I got there). Shower, come home. Usually I get home just as Mr. Turtle is finishing getting ready for work. And here... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:47:28 EST I'm still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797345 I just tracked my weekend food this morning, but I did pretty well! Too much sodium here and there but really not bad. <BR> <BR> Weirdly I seem to be having trouble eating *enough*, which has never happened to me before... I am doing really well with trying to eat MORE healthy foods rather than trying to eat LESS "other stuff." But some of my healthy stuff is really low-cal, so I end up being able to stuff myself at lunch and dinner and still being kind of low on calories! It's good, bu... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:06:23 EST how is Turtle Puppy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794106 WELL SHE IS ADORABLE, OBVIOUSLY. <BR> <BR> Mostly, her tongue (it's spelled TUNG when it's hers) is poking (POOKING) out: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l599234376.jpg"> <BR> <BR> She sleeps a lot because she is lazy and wants to cuddle. So instead of human-style bed head? She gets BED FACE. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1096643248.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Also? YOU CANNOT HAZ THIS BLANKET IT IS MIIIIIIIIINE <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:36:37 EST DON'T GET EXCITED I WILL PROBABLY JUST DISAPPEAR AGAIN.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794033 OH, Hi. <BR> <BR> Hi. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So yeah. That happened. That being summer. Bleh. <BR> <BR> Remember how I was all "I am going to recommit in July!" ? <BR> <BR> Yeah, no. In July, I was teaching summer camp. <BR> <BR> I will just make a very long story very short: NEVER DO THAT. <BR> <BR> 12-14 hour days, some cute kids but mostly HORRIBLE ones, kids today, they're all going to grow up to be serial killers, etc. <BR> <BR> Also a couple weeks before summer camp s... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 12:07:22 EST Rational Numbers/Irrational Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730472 The hatred of the scale is going around Spark these days! <BR> <BR> For me, I was 262 yesterday morning. 262 at the doctor's office yesterday evening. (!!!) Usually I weigh more, sometimes a LOT more, at night, so I was pretty happy with that. Even though I'd so rather be 250 and dropping... <BR> <BR> I got some other numbers yesterday, though. BETTER numbers! <BR> <BR> It's been years since my last annual physical (leading to me joking about going in for my "semi-decadal" physical... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 10:36:53 EST Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729739 My last cranky post, when I was feeling stressed and unmotivated and like a failure? <BR> <BR> That was my 2nd Sparkiversary. TO THE DAY. <BR> <BR> Haaaaa. <BR> <BR> I missed my first Sparkiversary. I think it fell in the middle of a long streak of not tracking. I remember thinking a few weeks ago "I should pay attention and do something on my Sparkiversary this year." Well, I did something. I gained weight and crabbed about it. Hahahaha. <BR> <BR> I had a week of... I don't kno... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:58:24 EST Opposite day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723997 This weekend was the opposite of last weekend. <BR> <BR> More stress. Less productivity. No workouts. and UGH, the FOOD. <BR> <BR> I'm letting it go, just want to process first. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong, I did have fun. But I just feel like healthy living everything went to H3LL, and weight has followed. <BR> <BR> I need a break from the scale, because it is grouching me out BIG TIME. After two weeks of doing great, working out tons, eating SUPER healthy, I barely lost half a p... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:10:49 EST Update; eating habits. bodies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719848 I had a good weekend and didn't eat like a piggy! Sometimes weekends are hard. Getting in some exercise was nice too! I took a nice long swim, then had a late, big breakfast (veggie omelet!) and did some Responsible Adult Things - we ordered some furniture we've been needing for, oh, a year, and went to the bank and stuff like that. <BR> <BR> That's my new thing; I am overwhelmed by the list of stuff we want & need to do since buying a house, so instead of curling up on the couch and watc... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:01:51 EST Workouts; desk; musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717073 I've been mixing it up this week! I bought some workout DVDs for mornings I don't feel like or don't have time to go to the gym. I'm trying to combat my old "all or nothing" ruts I get into. Sometimes if I don't feel like I have time or energy for an hour workout, I just don't do anything. Which is silly. Some activity is better than none! <BR> <BR> So far this week I have: <BR> <BR> 1) swam for 45 minutes. Pushed myself and got my HR up, burned more calories! <BR> 2) did the Spark "... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:02:28 EST Monday monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714121 I had a great swim this morning! My heart rate monitor tells me I am usually quite lazy when swimming and don't burn many calories, so I've been wearing it and pushing myself to get that heart rate up! <BR> <BR> Today I did get my max HR higher than past swims, and my average a TINY bit higher. Need to push even MORE next time! I was rewarded with a much nicer calorie burn, hahaha. <BR> <BR> And I felt great! I did some much needed stretching, too. I love stretching in the pool. Though... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:09:10 EST Project! Long story short- in which I install my Dream SpiceRack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713596 My Friday project turned into a two day (ish) project, and then an unexpected project took up the rest of Saturday. So I'm behind and didn't go to ikea (and there was unexpected cheesecake, but more about that later...) but overall I'm having a happy weekend. <BR> <BR> The Project: <BR> <BR> I love to cook and experiment with new recipes and cuisines. When I have time! So I have developed quite a collection of spices! Way more than fit in commercial spice racks, plus I don't want to gi... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 18:15:36 EST Compelled to update- meet my LOOOOVE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710833 No, not him <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l237070553.jpg"> <BR> Heeee. <BR> Or her <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1323575334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Though of course I LOOOOOOOOVE them too! <BR> No, <BR> <BR> This! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l210322394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not my Vitamix, the shtuff IN IT! (...although actually, I do LOOOOOOOVE my Vitamix!) <BR> <BR> It's what I've taken to calling Pineapple Shtuff, and ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 21:47:47 EST somewhat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710673 That's the kind of day I've had. <BR> <BR> "Somewhat" everything. Somewhat on track, somewhat not. Productive, not productive. Feeling sick, feeling okay. and on and on. <BR> <BR> Yesterday worked out well - healthy dinner, properly portioned treats, LOTS of water, came in just under the top of my range! <BR> <BR> I should probably adjust my range, speaking of, because it's like 1200-1540 calories right now or something insane and horrible. However until I actually LOSE something I'... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 16:21:17 EST Not Ideal is OKAY. IT'S FINE. breathe. repeat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709600 So I definitely ate and drank like a madwoman last weekend. Hahaha. I did get some exercise though! One of my good friends who visited is very into fitness and such lately, so she wanted to go for a run or to the gym while here (the other friend was resistant but that's a different issue...) We ended up going to the pool! She did a triathlon recently and wanted some pointers, I offered to help with what I learned in my swim class last year. It was fun! I don't think we burned a ton of ... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:46:51 EST Run, Lola, Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699299 eleventy bazillion blogs since I first started Couch to 5k and/or blogging, and this is the FIRST TIME it occurred to me to use this title????!?!?!?!?!!!?? (though I have never seen the movie) (but seriously!) (also: heh!) <BR> <BR> But yeah, I went running today. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'm so glad I started "slowly getting back" two weeks ago, it has made everything easier!! <BR> <BR> Basically I took one week of trying to eat better, but without tracking, first. Then I started tr... Tue, 20 May 2014 14:35:42 EST so far, off to a good start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693551 I set my alarm last night, thinking not "I hope I can wake up to go swimming" but "I really want to go swimming." And what do you know... I popped right out of bed and put on my suit! (will have to try this Positive Thinking thing throughout the week...) <BR> <BR> Went for a ~hour swim, though I stopped to stretch quite a bit and took quite a few lazy laps. MAN I AM OUT OF SHAAAAPE. Eh, I'll get there. Hehe. <BR> <BR> That left me with great energy, so I made a green smoothie (+ pro... Mon, 12 May 2014 16:26:07 EST dusting off the cobwebs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688814 I've officially been gone for a month! Sigh... <BR> <BR> That's been four weeks straight of early morning to work, straight to the theater, run ragged til midnight, home, tiny bit of sleep, repeat. Out of those four weeks I had ten days of Early Shift, meaning I had to be at work at 7:00am after working hard until midnight! Including the last three days straight before opening night. Sigh. Even weekends offered no rest - Saturday rehearsals, set building, costume sewing, impossible spec... Tue, 6 May 2014 10:02:46 EST good start... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666325 I'm still crazy busy, so I'm sorry I'm not around as much to check in on all of you!! Thank you so much for your comments & support; I know I haven't returned the favor much lately. <BR> <BR> Still working on my mindfulness of what works for me right now. <BR> <BR> I DID go shopping on Sunday, and instead of getting all excited about all the fresh veggies I would love to prep and cook and feel all healthy about (which would end up rotting in my fridge!) I got practical: <BR> <BR> 1) tur... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:31:01 EST Know thyself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664110 I seem to be in a cycle... 9-10 days on, 9-10 days off. <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning with mysterious motivation. Packed my lunch and had a healthy breakfast instead of grabbing "whatever." <BR> <BR> As I was doing that I was thinking about recent events. I remember not too long about posting about how I was back, and reminding myself that tracking really doesn't take all THAT long. So why haven't I been tracking? <BR> <BR> To be honest I was asking myself why I keep not tracking w... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:04:38 EST regrets! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649787 I had a busy weekend, but it was fun! <BR> <BR> That's not what I regret. <BR> <BR> I regret lifting weights for the first time in almost 9 months (???!!!!! aaah) the same day I went to an "immersion theater experience" that involved running up and down stairs in a 5 floor "hotel" for like 2 & a half hours. AHHHHH MY LEGS. <BR> <BR> (if you're curious about the theater thing, it's this: <BR> <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_No_More_<BR>%282011_play%29 </link> ) <BR> <BR> My new gy... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:01:19 EST Update: the pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648066 IS AWESOME. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm a little annoyed with the rec center.... Apparently when we joined for "the year" yesterday, "the year" starts in May. Which 1 they failed to mention and 2 is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. It's an annual membership, who cares when it starts??? Anyway. So even though I already paid them a couple hundred bucks I was unpleasantly surprised to show up all in my bathing suit and be told I'm not a member. Fortunately I could pay a "partial pro rated" fee tha... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:20:26 EST Good day in spite of calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647241 I had a snacky, carb-cravey morning at home, which is always tough. <BR> <BR> But we DID go and join the gym. So tomorrow I get to go work out!!! <BR> <BR> Then we went out for dinner - Mongolian BBQ! <BR> <BR> You really have NO IDEA how much I love Mongolian BBQ. Giant bowl of awesome veggies, so even being over calories got the day, I ended on a high note. We are gonna go there a LOT. So excited. <BR> <BR> I also feel super accomplished. Did three loads of laundry, went to the d... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:43:43 EST Today was good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645742 Had to eat out for lunch (work thing) but stayed in my ranges. Today I got in 10+ cups of water (wooooo!) and 6 servings of freggies. Wanna get MORE freggies tomorrow, but I feel pretty on track. It feels good! Gym on Thursday - Mr Turtle has to be with me so we can sign up for the family plan and he said he'd work from home so we can go right at 5 to sign up. Also WOOOOOOOO! <BR> <BR> As promised, here is a picture of my stupid black eye. This is last week. It's healed now, just want ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:21:48 EST Dear life, can I get a break? Jeez. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644687 I tracked today dudes! I'm excited. <BR> <BR> I did track for about a week back in early Feb when I first came back. <BR> <BR> Then the extra crazy of work became SUPER EXTRA PLUS MEGA crazy. Basically they've been hanging this overseas business trip over my head for over four months. As in, we were originally supposed to leave Dec 6. It's been a total cluster-you-know-what and I basically put my life on hold for January and February. No weekend trips planned. No doctor appointments. ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:32:58 EST WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622165 whoops, I mean, where have *I* been??? <BR> <BR> Working like a crazy person, mostly. I hate it, but that's a very long boring depressing story. So I will skip it. <BR> <BR> OH HI <BR> <BR> Still been getting walks with Turtle Puppy, though not as brisk or as long as I would like, because, MAN IT IS COOOOOLLLD out there. AWFUL. I hate it. I am probably dealing with some winter blues. <BR> <BR> But I finally hit a wall. I always have to. I was like I AM SICK OF THIS. Of feeling li... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:49:48 EST I did not die, and then I made coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567922 Thank you for all your hilarious comments! I enjoyed them, and I feel better knowing I'm not the only person who is driven batty by this nonsense. MERRY HUMBUG!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Work is still sucking up most (99%) of my life. I am hanging in there. I haven't been tracking because I haven't had time, other than the 1 hour each night I get to sit down and breathe and spend a little time with Mr. Turtle & Turtle Puppy. I just don't wanna spend that time with my face in a computer. It's... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:37:01 EST #136: in which I ruin Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562276 Yeah yeah, I suck and have been eating garbage. I'm working on it. Not the point! <BR> <BR> I'm here to complain about how people need to calm the heck down. Now-ish. <BR> <BR> I am so frustrated by & fed up with the holiday obsession that is happening all around me. Not about food, though. And the stressed people are not the people I am mad at. I'm more just mad in general... <BR> <BR> I am currently surrounded by people flipping out over spending for Christmas. <BR> <BR> I'm goin... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:44:46 EST Stick Figure Storytime Adventures, part eleventy four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555963 I had a great day yesterday with tracking, and only really ate 1 unhealthy thing. Still in range & got in my 8 cups of water. YAAAAY. It feels good to be back on track. <BR> <BR> I didn't do as well as I'd hoped with tracking & food over Thanksgiving, but as of this morning I'm 249, so I managed to avoid going back into the 250s, and I'm sure a bit of water weight will come off this week as well. <BR> <BR> After all that food all I want to eat is salad, except it's cold. So all I want t... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:37:09 EST I'd feel bad if I didn't have an entire philosophy about not feeling bad... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549776 LIFE HAPPENS. <BR> <BR> that's what I always say. None of us can make losing weight our full time job every day forever, and that's okay. <BR> <BR> So I'm holding on to that instead of being like, "man, it's thanksgiving week and I'm only 2-5lbs lighter than I was in MARCH." <BR> <BR> RIGHT but see, back when I was doing Weight Watchers, this many months of not being successful actually meant gaining back 40lbs, so in that sense I'm a SUPERHERO. <BR> <BR> It's fine. <BR> <BR> I'm out ... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:27:38 EST SATURDAY = I CAN'T EVEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542761 so yeah. <BR> <BR> It's not even just my puppy keeping me busy! This week has been INSANE. <BR> <BR> I'm working 6 days, 4 of those travel, which meant days getting to work at 6:15, 6:45, 9:00 (one normal day! woo!), 6:45, and 7:30. I can't really do running and all that when I have to be in that early (to be at work at 6:15 I have to leave home at 5:45 ish. BLAH) and I've been so exhausted I haven't done grocery shopping. We had just enough stashes of leftovers & random ingredients th... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:54:19 EST Turtle Puppy* (*not her real name) Day 1 vs Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537394 Day 1 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1006350261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 2 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1674799509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bah hah hah.... <BR> <BR> I'll keep it short as I gotta go get a few more supplies... <BR> <BR> Turtle Puppy (that's her name as much as my husband's is "Mr. Turtle" hehehehe) is a rescue, ~4-5 years old. Soooooper cute. She's very laid back (see above LOL) and we are settling in well so far. <BR... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:35:27 EST TODAY IS THE BEST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536737 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l207475546.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Clearly TurtlePuppy is having trouble adjusting to her new home.... <em>246</em> passed out cold! <BR> <BR> Hehehehe. But seriously. <BR> <BR> BEST. <BR> <BR> DAY. <BR> <BR> EVER. Sat, 9 Nov 2013 17:54:31 EST AHOY, NEW BEST FRIEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534966 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1445865504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (Excuse my crummy pedicure... Heh. I was too excited to think about fixing it first!) <BR> <BR> But yeah. WHUT!?!?!?!?!?!?! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning at 247.4, WHICH IS SUPER because it's below 248, moving away from 250, AND BEST OF ALL: <BR> <BR> my lowest weight so far on Spark EVER, was 247.7 - - in May. So this is REAL IMPROVEMENT, not re-losing stuff I already lost. <BR> <BR> !WOOOO! <BR>... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:54:22 EST Days 2-3-4-5 - ON MY WAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533125 On my way WHERE you ask??? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860303292.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a map of the distance, and a rough idea of a route, from me to MINEA999. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We're running/walking/elliptical pedaling/bike riding to each other! <BR> <BR> If we did real miles it would take over a year, so instead we are earning our virtual miles via fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> We hope to "meet" up by the new year! <BR> <BR> So ... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 16:44:07 EST Silver linings, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529108 So here it is, the end of Suck Free October: <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 31**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 29/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 20/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 25/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 23/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 19/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 27/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 10 / 8 <BR> Total water: 239 /248 <BR> <BR> Fruit & Veggie servings: 7/6 <BR> Total F/V in October: 169 /190 <BR> <BR> Workout days: 12/15 total <BR> Strength training days: 7/5 <BR> <BR>... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:03:56 EST Days 23-end: SHUT UP, PLATEAU. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528563 okay, I'll wait til tomorrow to include today's numbers. You never know, I might go home and eat a fistful of Halloween candy... <BR> <BR> (kidding) <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 30**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 28/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 19/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 24/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 22/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 18/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 26/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 9 / 8 <BR> Total water: 229 /248... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:15:10 EST Day 22; audiobooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521139 ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 22**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 22/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 15/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 19/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 16/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 14/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 18/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 8 / 8 <BR> Total water: 172 /248 <BR> <BR> Fruit & Veggie servings: 8/6 <BR> Total F/V in October: 120 /190 <BR> <BR> Workout days: 8/15 total <BR> Strength training days: 5/5 <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:19:31 EST Days 19-20-21: no clever subtitle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520489 Been busy! Where was I? Traveling for work Saturday, anniversary Sunday (sleeping in, being lazy, visiting my friend & meeting the NEW BABY!!, then fancy dinner, then movie & wine @ home), then a very busy day Monday also. I actually didn't even check my email Monday. I was THAT busy. hahahaha. <BR> <BR> Numberzz: <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October as of DAY 21**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 21/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 1... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:14:56 EST Day 18, & fun with cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517632 NOT BAD! <BR> <BR> I didn't go RIGHT up to the top of my range, but closer than I planned. Free cookie at work. I picked the smallest sugar cookie instead of the big fat frosted brownie, though. Heh. <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 18**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 18/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 12/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 16/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 13/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 11/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 14/31 <BR>... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:06:34 EST I'm sorry, you guys, I'm doing MATH again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516954 Yeah yeah, "obsessed" YOUR FACE.... you call it obsession, I call it RESEARCH. <BR> <BR> I was looking at this thingee again: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l536667723.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's my BMR, calories burned, and eaten, for October 14, 2012, through this week. <BR> <BR> I was pleased to notice how the last 3-4 weeks all the way on the right there are starting to even out again - those exercise bars have reappeared, and my calories eaten doesn't sw... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:14:11 EST SUPEREXCITINGNEWCHALLENGEAHHH! also Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516840 I have a new challenge I'm going to be starting Nov 1, after suck free October. But you'll just have to WAIT for the details. (well, MOST of you...) Muahahaha <BR> <BR> But I am SUPEREXCITED about it! <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 17**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 17/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 11/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 15/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 12/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 10/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 13/31 <BR> ... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:15:02 EST Day 16. and kinda sorta running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515972 ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 16**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 16/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 10/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 14/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 11/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 9/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 12/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 10/ 8 <BR> Total water: 124 /248 <BR> <BR> Fruit & Veggie servings: 3/6 DERP. <BR> Total F/V in October: 83 /190 <BR> <BR> Workout days: 4/15 total <BR> Strength training days: 1/5 <BR> <BR>... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:41:00 EST WHERE AM I?? Days 11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515092 FIVE DAYS y'all. So much for "suck-free"..... by which I mean *I* suck at blogging, not that all five of those days sucked. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Didn't mean to disappear! I was working, enjoying my long weekend, bouncing off the walls while my friend had a baby, working more, etc. <BR> <BR> Been tracking the whole time, just not blogging. Anyway, first, the data: <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October as of DAY 15**~*** <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:11:14 EST a little teary this morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512217 Back in February, I went on vacation with a friend. It was the result of a long running joke: as long as I'd known her, she'd tell me stories about where she grew up, which was very different than where I grew up. And I'd say "that sounds awesome! I want to go!" Then I started saying "you should take me there." Then "when we go to (your hometown), we'll do that." Eventually it became a list - all the places and activities she was going to take me to when we visited her hometown together.... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:40:53 EST Scale recommendations? Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510652 ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 10**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 10/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 6/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 8/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 7/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 6/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 6/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 11/ 8 <BR> Total water: 80 /248 <BR> <BR> Fruit & Veggie servings: 10/6 <BR> Total F/V in October: 58 /190 <BR> <BR> Workout days: 3/15 total <BR> Strength training days: 1/5 <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:34:51 EST Foot + Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509842 ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 9**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 9/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 5/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 7/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 6/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 5/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 5/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 9/ 8 <BR> Total water: 69 /248 <BR> <BR> Fruit & Veggie servings: 11/6 <BR> Total F/V in October: 48 /190 <BR> <BR> Workout days: 3/15 total <BR> Strength training days: 1/5 <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:22:10 EST RACE WHAT! and Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508864 ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 8**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 8/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 4/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 6/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 5/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 4/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 4/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 11/ 8 <BR> Total water: 60 /248 <BR> <BR> Fruit & Veggie servings: 4/6 <BR> Total F/V in October: 37 /190 <BR> <BR> Workout days: 3/15 total <BR> Strength training days: 1/5 <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:58:58 EST Days 4-5-6-7! There may have been some Suck.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508018 Rather than posting every individual day, I'll just tally it all as of Day 7 (Monday): <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 7**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 7/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 3/26 (yep. ZERO/last 4 days in range. the shame) <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 5/29 (2 were over 2000! boo!) <BR> Protein over 90g: 4/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 3/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 3/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 4/ 8 <BR> Total water: 49 /2... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 13:23:51 EST Day 3! Still Suck-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504253 ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~ <BR> <BR> ***~**Suck-Free October DAY 3**~*** <BR> <BR> Days all food tracked: 3/31 <BR> Days in calorie range: 3/26 <BR> Days under 2000 cal: 3/29 <BR> Protein over 90g: 2/14 <BR> Fiber in range: 2/23 <BR> Took vitamins: 2/31 <BR> <BR> Cups of water: 8/ 8 <BR> Total water: 28 /248 <BR> <BR> Fruit & Veggie servings: 7/6 <BR> Total F/V in October: 22 /190 <BR> <BR> Workout days: 2/15 total <BR> Strength training days: 1/5 <BR> <BR> ~~!*!~~ ~~!*!~~... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:54:32 EST