LORES777's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LORES777 LORES777'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/ Grandma's House = The Gym?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328465 I saw this picture on instagram a while back, and it really struck a chord with me... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l221061466.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I also read that we are a lot bigger in this generation than people were in the 50s because they did lots more back then, like walked to places that are nearby, and carried wet clothes outside to dry instead of dumping them in a dryer like we do now. I really don't like the feel or smell of clothes that have been hung outside... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:13:51 EST Last Couple of Days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326011 Hi everyone! I didn't spark yesterday because Tuesdays are just really super busy for me. My son, Romeo has physical therapy at 7:30am for an hour, then I have cass from 9am-1pm, and then work 2:30pm-6:30pm. Class is almost over though, 4/25 is the last day of this semester, then I start a 2 credit hour online class immediately after, but that should be easy. <BR> <BR> I've done a really good job staying within my range calorie wise, but yesterday I didn't get to drink all my water because o... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:27:53 EST Last Couple of Days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326010 Hi everyone! I didn't spark yesterday because Tuesdays are just really super busy for me. My son, Romeo has physical therapy at 7:30am for an hour, then I have cass from 9am-1pm, and then work 2:30pm-6:30pm. Class is almost over though, 4/25 is the last day of this semester, then I start a 2 credit hour online class immediately after, but that should be easy. <BR> <BR> I've done a really good job staying within my range calorie wise, but yesterday I didn't get to drink all my water because o... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:27:53 EST 2 years and 20 pounds later... Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323628 Hello, everyone! I have been perusing your sparkpages and I see that most of you are still around, and I'm so excited about that!! <BR> <BR> Not alot has happened with me. I weigh 148.6 pounds now. I can't believe how flat my tummy was in the old videos I posted. UGH! I wouldn't even DREAM of posting a pic of my belly now. <BR> <BR> I did make a new sparkpage but I feel like it's too hard to build from the bottom up, and make new friends. I wanted to come back to you guys! <BR> <BR> So som... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:00:13 EST Some More News :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325361 It's only 12 days until I leave for my house, I am so excited!! But I'm also sad because my fiance won't be coming with me until September. It's going to be so hard to drive away alone and not really knowing for sure when I will see him again *tear* <BR> <BR> This weekend we went to an old friend's, who ended up giving us a TON of things for our house! He gave us a set of Pottery Barn dishes, which comes with these ginormous mixing bowls (I can already see them as popcorn bowls for Saturday ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:42:00 EST I'm back... Kinda sorta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4319958 So raw week was a terrible idea for me. I will never attempt that again! Shortly after that I got frustrated with my limited food supply of things I was not at all enjoying and then I binged, and I didn't stop binging. <BR> <BR> Well, not only that but I felt so disappointed with myself that I also stopped doing situps! So now I'm fluffy again with a behemoth of a muffin top. Those jeans that were getting baggy? They are my new best friend. <BR> <BR> I've been eating well all of this week, ... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:43:22 EST Psuedo-Raw Week Grocery Haul! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140609 I recorded this as soon as I walked in to work, no retakes which is why I screw up words like the dummy I am. Mon, 4 Apr 2011 08:33:37 EST Week 5 Update Vlog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4129160 Notice anything different??? :) Raw Week next week YIKES! Lost .6 pounds since last week which is good for me! Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:25:18 EST Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4113133 YAY I lost 2.2 pounds! I weigh 129.4 so I'm officially under 130! But can I keep it under 130 is the question. I've hatched a plan that involves going somewhat raw for the week where I have noticed I tend to gain alot which will be 4/4-4/8. Salad and tuna, baby! Also my birthday is April 5, wish me a happy birthday! I will be 31. EEK! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:02:24 EST I May Have Figured Something Out (TMI alert, maybe.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4112327 I have been tracking not only my food since jumping back on the wagon on January 31, I have also been tracking my TOM and my weight changes. I think I have maybe figured something out here... I have seen what could be a pattern develop, and it's consistent over the course of 2 months. <BR> <BR> This is what I have deciphered after processing the data. <BR> <BR> 1 Weigh-in before TOM = anywhere from -0.5 pounds lost to +2.2 pounds GAINED. <BR> 1 weigh-in after TOM= -1 pound lost <BR> 2 weig... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:08:40 EST Measurement / Weigh-In Update!! Woo-hoooo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4095590 I am so excited! I have been waiting and waiting to update my measurements! Finally, the stars aligned (read: end of TOM, and no alternate side parking so I wasn’t running around like a mad hen) and I was able to lug the mirror into the bathroom with me and measure myself! I need the mirror to make sure the measuring tape is straight. You could be adding valuable quarters of inches by having the measuring tape uneven! <BR> <BR> So finally, here it is! First, here are the measurements from Fe... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:01:20 EST Week 3 Update. FLEX!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4079092 2 Pounds GAINED! Insanity! Wed, 9 Mar 2011 13:39:21 EST Weigh-in Day Change and Good News for my c25k! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4072812 Since I've been having a problem taking dieting VERY seriously, all reins come off on Friday night and anything within sight is fair game to end up in my belly. Therefore the whole Saturday weigh-in thing wasn't really in a good spot for me! lol... So I've changed it to Wednesday which gives me time to get my hydration level back where it should be, and have clean eating for a couple of days to get my system back under control. I feel like Wednesday gives a more realistic weigh-in. Eventually... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:53:36 EST My Scale Played a Cruel, Cruel Trick on Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4065569 A few weeks ago I was soooo excited that I was 130.0 in such a short amount of time and gloating over the fact that when I started being serious with Sparkpeople last fall, it had taken me 5 weeks to get below 130. I really thought I was so close! <BR> <BR> Well, if you watched my blog you know that I had an "off" weekend last weekend, and on top of that my boyfriend went grocery shopping and bought me every goodie I wanted. I came home with: <BR> <BR> A ginormous bag of cheddar chex mix <B... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:41:37 EST Week 2 Update Vlog Human Blotation Device http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060224 Blah blah blah!! Overeating, weight gain, weight loss, I'm right back to where I was when I made the last video. 130.4 pounds. Here I am venting some frustrations after 5 days of no situps and all and I'm a super Blotation Device. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:23:06 EST Twohundred Situps Week 1 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4041720 Week 1, DONE! ...Only took me 3 attempts, and one extra for good measure ;) Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:19:26 EST Sicky Poo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4034822 I woke up Friday with a sore throat, and by Saturday I was feverish and headachey and sleepy. I did post a loss on Saturday morning which was a pretty amazing loss, down 2.2 pounds in a week, I believe it was. So that was pretty stellar! <BR> <BR> I didn't eat much Saturday or Sunday because of the sicky poos, but what I did eat was uber-unhealthy. But I don't think I hit my minimum calorie range. I also didn't drink any water AT ALL which was dumb because when you're sick it's always "drink... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:34:46 EST Results Already?! (Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4028083 I sure hope I can add print screen images because this shocked me. <BR> <BR> After watching my videos some of you have said that you saw a (drastic as per Erica) difference but I didn't really see it or feel it, so I went back to watch them again... And then I watched them side by side... What I saw amazed me! <BR> <BR> Keep in mind this is only 7 days apart... Crazy sauce! <BR> <BR> Front <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l407262802.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Left Si... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:49:19 EST A Rewards Decision!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4025406 I hate my legs. Seriously. I get itchy rashes on my thighs and outer parts of my calves every time I shave! I've tried shaving more often and less often (read: rarely lol) and I also get many many ingrown hairs all over my thighs and outer calves. Also, just below my kneecaps gets absurdly furry. You know that elephant skin portion of the knee cap? That's really hard to shave! <BR> <BR> So recently I started looking into laser hair removal. Just get zapped a few times and never have to worry... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:27:19 EST twohundredsitups Update Week 0.5 ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4023102 I completed Week 1 (yaaay) but not quite because I'm still doing W1D3 workout this week to make sure I can transition comfortably to Week 2. <BR> Heres what I did since my last update: <BR> <BR> Wed 2/9 Sets: 9-12-9-9-max (10) <BR> Fri 2/11 Sets: 12-15-11-11-10-4 (failed at the max lol) <BR> Mon 2/14 Sets: 12-15-11-9-8-7-7 (fail again haha) <BR> Wed 2/16 Sets 12-15-11-11-max (18!) SUCCESS!! <BR> <BR> Do you see any difference? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:06:07 EST I FINALLY DID IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4021913 Oh, finally! I am so happy! I finally completed W1D3 of twohundredsitups.com!! It only took me 3 attempts lol! I will do it again on Friday then progress to Week 2 on Monday. <BR> <BR> The sets were 12-15-11-11-max (at least 15) with 60 seconds between each set. Previously I had trouble with the 3rd, 4th, and max. <BR> <BR> This time I didn't have any trouble until the end of the 4th set, and gritted my teeth and pushed through the max set. I am so unbelievably happy! My tummy muscles feel ... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:26:55 EST Awesome Motivating Text Messages :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4017069 I was feeling very down after failing AGAIN at Week1 Day3. I really thought I would be stronger today because my muscles weren't sore and I had a couple days of rest. Can you imagine I did WORSE than I did on Friday??? <BR> <BR> Well I sent some text messages to one of my best friends who happens to know a lot about working out. I don't know where she gets this information, but she really helped me out of my rut today. See the texts below. <BR> <BR> Me: Fail :( I couldn't do the sets like t... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:48:46 EST Excited for this week, and future weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016441 This is how excited I am about twohundredsitups.com I actually had a dream that I had these killer abs! haha! And in my dream I was looking in the mirror and saying, "wow this is amazing! I've only been doing the work out for 1 week!" <BR> <BR> I WANT THOSE ABS IN REAL LIFE!!! They weren't the 6 pack abs, but they had a very pretty definition on the sides... WANT. <BR> <BR> This week I am supposed to progress to Week 2, but if you watched my last Vlog you know that I had a whooolleee lot of... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:28:51 EST Twohundredsitups UPDATE VLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4010164 Yay! I'm liking Vlogs, these are fun :) The sets were 12-15-11-11-max (at least 15) <BR> <BR> The website is twohundredsitups.com I WILL GET STRONGER!!! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:51:16 EST The Positive Side of Stopping (APIRLRAIN888 Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4008976 In my last blog I was whining about how far I had come, and how I completely stopped and now I have to start all over again. But is it really all for nothing??? No, it isn’t! This is what I have to be grateful for. <BR> <BR> When I first started this weight loss journey in July I was 135 pounds. Sure, I stuck to it for a few months and I got down to 126.6. I came back January 31, 2011 at 133.4 pounds. I DIDN’T gain it ALL back. <BR> <BR> When I first started taking measurements in mid-July,... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:13:49 EST Why did I stop??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006608 I fell off the wagon in September some time after making some really good progress! I went from 135 down to 126 something... Why did I stop?! I am so mad at myself when I look at my "Once monthly pictorial update blog" and check my measurements. Why did I do this to myself AGAIN after I made so much progress?! <BR> <BR> Well, the first thing that was beyond my control was the lack of access to the computer. I had a really bad virus, the computer was running so slow. I couldn't track my food ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:21:02 EST twohundredsitups.com Week 0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4004183 A little exercise in accountability. I'm hoping this will keep me doing my situps as I should. This was really hard for me to do, especially after I watched and saw my monstrous muffin top... But that's why I'm doing this in the first place! Wed, 9 Feb 2011 13:42:40 EST Crunches and Bananas... Banana Crunch? lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4000284 On Friday last week I decided to start twohundredsitups.com and take the initial test. I need something to do during the cold weather until I can start C25K again! I'm getting a little worried that my original start date of March 1 isn't going to work out. First of all, it's a Tuesday, so I'd probably really start Monday which is February 28. <BR> <BR> I may be weird... But February feels like an Arctic month to me in my mind, and March feels like Spring. Even February 28 versus March 1. I'm... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 08:39:48 EST I really can't wait to move. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3997510 July 22, 2011 is the official day... Kind of. That's a Friday, I will probably hit the road Saturday heading to North Carolina to get the kiddies. <BR> <BR> I can't wait be around all of my family, have my mom over to play cards like we used to... Even though this ritual used to involve no-bake cookies. Haha. I will have to find something to substitute for that! <BR> <BR> I miss making dinner every night, I miss grocery shopping, and doing dishes, all of the little things you guys wouldn't ... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:34:46 EST Dear Diary... lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3990136 See title. I warned you. I really don't have anything to talk about, but I'm going to try to blog more often (perhaps daily... You've been warned. Again.) This probably won't be much weight related. <BR> <BR> I've decided when I'm going to quit my job. July 15 will be my last day here. My boyfriend and I were talking about going to Puerto Rico for 1 week, because since we've been together (3 1/2 years) we've never really been on a real vacation. Well, he did take some days off to be with me ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 12:58:59 EST C25K I will OWN you! ...Maybe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3983997 I've attempted (and failed) at C25K a couple of times now. I've never made it out of week 1. I'm always full of excuses which at the time I believe are genuinely valid reasons, but really they are just excuses. <BR> <BR> I love new months. Everytime a new month is approaching, I make a new month resolution. My new year's resoluation was to stop swearing. I have the worst potty mouth you will ever know! Also, I wanted to start saving $100 a week to go towards my new home down payment. So Jan... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 13:02:00 EST I BOUGHT A HOUSE! (Pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3981015 Our First Home... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l942155189.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our Gorgeous Backyard: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l970724646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The view from our deck: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369894628.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My son, Romeo scoping out the back yard, while Lyric (my daughter) peeks out the sliding glass doors. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:55:28 EST The Unintentional Goal Jeans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3976591 Hello! Yes, I'm back... again. I'm sorry I keep doing this to you guys!! But this was sort of planned. Sort of. You see, I'm a person who works best when I'm overwhelmed. I love challenge. When things get too easy I intentionally make it hard again so that it's fun to accomplish. Or maybe that's just an excuse, I don't know. I'm still learning. <BR> <BR> Anyway, there is so much that's happened with me! Number one being I BOUGHT A HOUSE! Well I didn't really buy it yet, but my offer has bee... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:55:04 EST A Reason for My Silence... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3635025 My freakin work computer is effed up!!! OMG, so annoying. At first it had this really annoying virus where my google searches were redirected. Like I would look up "Jackson Flooring" click on the first link and it takes me to some scam website. <BR> <BR> Then I got one where I cannot do ANYTHING, even open word processor. RAWR. <BR> <BR> So I'm on the guest account, and the google search is still screwed up, but I can do regular functions. I've discovered that if I double click the links g... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:57:59 EST Once Monthly Pictorial Update (September!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3607512 Yay another month has gone by, and it’s time for another pictorial update! Here’s where I stood last month. <BR> <BR> Weight: 132lb (7/31/10) <BR> Belly Button: 36in (8/12/10) <BR> Waist: 30.5in (8/12/10) <BR> Hips: 38.75in (8/12/10) <BR> R. Thigh: 22.75in (8/12/10) <BR> <BR> Here’s what I looked liked on August 3rd, 2010. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873363508.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And now for the update! <BR> Weight: 126.6lb (-5.4lb) <BR> Belly Button: 33.5in... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 21:12:57 EST Pictures from the wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3589300 It was a blast, and beautiful! My boyfriend was one of the groomsmen and looked soooo handsome! <BR> <BR> This is one of my good friends and I, whom I met through my boyfriend about a year ago. I adore this picture! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l61424528.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is My boyfriend, Xavier, Jinet and I. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l459480579.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And one of the groomsmen's girlfriends that I met at the wedding. I ... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:48:26 EST Slipping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3575914 Remember how I told you that I never stick with anything? Well apparently I'm no good at quitting, either. I've been losing my will over the last week or so, and have half-heartedly decided to give up. "That's it. Screw dieting!" But I still start my day off with portioned bowl of cereal. I still stopped by the green cart to add some nature's candy for breakfast #2. I still kept having salads for lunch (Hey, it's cheap!) <BR> <BR> But the night that I decided I was giving up, I was starving ... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:14:47 EST School Starts in 6 Days! HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3556461 I work Monday-Friday from 8am until 6pm. I have classes this semester Tues-Thurs from 8:15pm-10:05pm. Lucky for me I live half a block away from my school <em>224</em> and unluckily for me it takes me about an hour and 15 minutes to get home from work. Soooo I will get home at 7:15pm and probably leave again around 8:00pm. This gives me 45 minutes to scarf down something for dinner. <BR> <BR> Last semester when I was resigned to being a fat cow, I would jump off the train, grab a burger Ki... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:46:59 EST PMS/Sorry for Myself Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3549649 Stupid, stupid PMS. It never fails, every month I lose hope of everything. I’m going no where with my job, I want to move back home, I should quit school altogether, I’m just getting into debt and I won’t be able to find a job doing what I want anyway, I might as well cut my losses and just get a regular job and pay my bills, get old, live off social security and die like the rest of my family’s standards. Why am I any different? <BR> <BR> There’s too many bills and not enough money and not ... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:09:00 EST My Report Card (8/9 thru 8/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3542138 Calorie Goal: 1200-1550. In Range: 5/7 days Low: 8/14 (757) High: 8/15 (1876) <BR> <BR> BMR: 1,377 calories a day (9,639/ week) Actual Calorie Intake: 9,685 <BR> <BR> Calorie shortage = Weight Loss. This will not do!! <BR> <BR> Fat Goal: 32-56g/ day. In Range: 5/7 days. Low: 8/14 (30g) High: 8/15 (73g) <BR> <BR> 73??? Holy mother of pearl! <BR> <BR> Carb Goal: 163-236g/ day. In Range: 1/7 days Low: 8/14 (103g) High: 8/15 (256g) <BR> <BR> 1/7 days... ? <BR> <BR> Protein Goal: 60-127... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:52:44 EST I did it! (Official Weigh-In) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3536215 Well not QUITE yet. I'm 129.8!!! I've made it under 130! Strangely it doesn't feel as great as I thought it would. I thought I would be ecstatic, jumping up and down but what I really feel like is... Wonder how low I can get it NEXT week?! And that's okay. <BR> <BR> Today's weigh in was kind of interesting though, and I'll tell you why in just a second. First, I have to tell you about dinner last night. I cooked! For the first time since last Thanksgiving which was a total bust and no one re... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 11:06:07 EST 50 Random Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3533458 Do any of you actually find any of this interesting? I do! If you do it, I promise I will read every last answer. Stolen from about 3 people, but I’ll give credit to the last one: KARVY09! <BR> <BR> 1.What time did you get up this morning? About 5:45am <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? Medium well (I love steak!) <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Oh dear. Eclipse? tehe <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? I love reality shows! My favorite is So You ... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:06:11 EST I went running this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3524833 I just left a comment on XO_Royalty's page about my run this morning, and I figured it would be a good blog so I'll write about it here, as well :) <BR> <BR> It all started back in April or so. I befriended XO_Royalty on Twitter (I'm DoloresRogers1... Oops now you guys know my last name!) and then we moseyed on over to Facebook, and then SparkPeople. She told me about C25k way back then and we both attempted Week 1, but I didn't really stick with mine. Plus the music! Techno. Ew. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:46:31 EST I think I just killed my mojo... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3522731 I was trying to remember what my actual starting weight was that fateful day in May when I bought a digital scale. Then I remembered that I blogged about it! So I went back in time (haha) and looked at the blog from that day. I weighed 139.8 in the store (with a jacket on) and before I went to bed I was 136 and first thing the next morning I was 135.2. <BR> <BR> Why did I put my starting weight as 138? *virtual shoulder shrug* Man. Down 7 pounds sounds SO much better than down 4. But I guess... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:47:04 EST Get Off Your *** Self-Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3510368 This is kind of embarassing. I seem to have injured my tailbone. How, you ask? Why, by sitting on my butt too much! That's what I think, anyway. I certainly didn't fall. I haven't been kicked in the butt lately. But it really really really hurts. <BR> <BR> It hurts to the point that I limp when I walk, sometimes I yelp, and I almost always wince. It really sucks! I thought maybe after the first day it would go away, but nope. Today is day 3 and it's still a pain in the @$$. So, my solution... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:54:49 EST A Little Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3509063 My boyfriend's brother has this friend named Steven. Steven always seemed nice enough, funny, and teased Xavier's (Xavier is my boyfriend's name) brother nonstop with gay jokes. It's okay, we all laugh and we all do it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, Xavier has never liked Steven. He said that he lived off of his wife and hadn't worked in 5 years and that just rubbed him the wrong way, but whenever Steven would come over Xavier would be nice to him and everything but he really just didn't like him. <BR>... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:09:50 EST Random Blabbering (dry eyes and eating habits) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3505322 I've been at this "diet" thing consistently for about a month, maybe more. That is really amazing to me because I really don't stick with anything! I think the reason that I'm really able to stick with this so much is because I LIKE it. I like everything that I'm eating, so it's easy to keep it up. <BR> <BR> Every morning I have yogurt and some fruit. Every Monday I go to the grocery store before I get to work and I stock up on fruit and yogurt for the week. I literally can't wait to get to ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 08:46:51 EST Once Monthly Pictorial Update (and outfit help!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3492983 I'm going to a wedding August 28. I've never been to a wedding, this will be my first! Yay! So I bought a pretty pretty dress to wear at H&M. Well, I took advantage of the lighting and full length mirrors to take this picture of yours truly :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l976535443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I guess if I do this once monthly that means I need to buy something once a month so I can take an update picture ;) <BR> <BR> Here is the dress! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 22:04:49 EST Water Park (YAY!) and Weigh-In Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3489699 I can't swim at all so when my boyfriend's brother approached me a few weeks ago about water park tickets he could get a decent discount at his job, I politely declined. Then he asked my boyfriend if he wanted to go, and he bought 2 tickets (one for himself and one for me). So I've been complaining about it all week! <BR> <BR> So we went today and omg I had a blast! It was sososososoooo much fun! There were tons of water slides where you take a raft down and at the end of the pool it's only... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:52:14 EST Another Boring Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3481192 I feel so relieved that I finally made a decision regarding the classes I'm going to take in August. I'm an Accounting major with a 3.7 GPA, but when I transferred to this new school when I moved to NYC I had to take an entrance exam. My last College Algebra class was in 2005 and I had forgotten EVERYTHING. I frigging failed the math part of my entrance exam and I have to take a remedial. <BR> <BR> What blows is that I knew I already knew this stuff I just needed a refresher! The remedial cl... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:17:36 EST