LOSINGJESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOSINGJESS LOSINGJESS'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/ Getting back to goal & Finding TOPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403481 Highest weight: 310 <BR> Start weight: 273 <BR> December 2016: 207 <BR> Current weight: 170.6 <BR> <BR> so I ended up gaining about 50 pounds back and have struggled for the past few years to get back to my goal. I think I had just slipped back into that mind set of wanting results instantly and then getting depressed and discouraged when I couldn't achieve them. <BR> <BR> I was starting to think that I would never get back there and even considered getting rid of my smaller clothes and jus... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:55:36 EST Day after Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285724 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0989edc1-5893-4706-a7da-1a8ac71011dd.jpg"> Today went better than the last week has. I got up and put on real clothes. I weighed in and was up to 202.8 ... not happy with that but it is what it is. I drank a decent amount of water, had veggies with each meal... actually ate 3 meals instead of just eating cookies and cheese all day 🙄 and only ate 2 pieces of candy. I would have probably chose different food for myself, the meals were a bit hea... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:51:34 EST Christmas 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94bc7245-4002-4528-a39e-d2ede87e49c6.jpg"> Tomorrow is my day. Christmas is over and I am looking forward to more vegetables, more water and less sugar. I feel like crap and have gained some serious weight. I've been sick since thanksgiving and am starting to finally get better after going to the doctor Friday. I stepped on the doctor scale and was over 200! 😣 not a good place to be. I have hope it is finally going to start getting easier agai... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 23:16:38 EST Food blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275965 If anyone is interested I have a Facebook page dedicated to staying on track with my healthy lifestyle. I could use more friends :) I need the accountability If your interested you can friend me at www.facebook.com/jessfoodblog Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:09:46 EST Food blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275964 If anyone is interested I have a Facebook page dedicated to staying on track with my healthy lifestyle. I could use more friends :) I need the accountability If your interested you can friend me at www.facebook.com/jessfoodblog Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:09:35 EST Food blog Wednesday 7/23 ~ Thursday 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746416 Lots of good food the last few days. pretty much have eaten completely Vegan for the past few days accept for a few slices of gluten free bread here and there which has eggs in it... there are gluten free breads that are also vegan but I already have this bread so its going to get eaten... the stuff is $5+ for a tiny little loaf that is 3rd the size of a normal loaf after all. <BR> I have noticed with this new eating that I am not hungry... I dont feel the need to snack all the time and also ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:38:43 EST Food blog and update for Monday 7/21 ~ Tuesday 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744887 Monday marked week 3 with no drinking and I have to say I feel sooo much better in just that short amount of time, emotionally and physically. I have actually felt great this past week and not quite as tired as I was feeling before. <BR> <BR> Eating has been pretty good the last two days. I want to start tracking again... gonna do that today... but over all I feel like I havnt over eaten or eaten the wrong types of foods and I feel really healthy. I have decided to go dairy free because I ha... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:54:33 EST mental health & physical health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741470 Last summer I was in a really good place. I had my beautiful family and 3 wonderful children, I was able to lose all the baby weight and get back down within a few pounds of my goal, I had friends for the first time in my adult life, I was active, I was happy. <BR> <BR> Fall and Winter came and some things happened, curiosity, adventure, confusion, love, heartbreak, a broken friendship, a friendship that will never be the same, depression..... a whirlwind of emotions and events that I wont g... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:33:45 EST 4-3-13 food blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311352 breakfast - chocolate mocha shake (milk, choc protein powder, instant coffee, ice) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1069934130.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Had a hard time getting out of the house and to the Y so we were very late getting there so I missed my boot camp class and only had a little more than an hour until the Y childcare closed. So I dropped the kids off put on my shoes and went to the walking track. for the first 15 minutes I alternated between walking the o... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:39:48 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311323 life with baby is going really well. It has been hard ajusting and even harder getting back on track with my eating and exercise but in the last few days I really feel like things are falling into place. wow it only took almost 4 months lol. Right now I weigh about 190 lbs. My official weigh in for the week was I think 191.8 but I am pretty sure I am below that now. <BR> <BR> Why has it been so hard for me? well I think my main problem was lack of planning. I expected to just be able to jump... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:12:56 EST This past week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254632 This past week has been a really good week for me. I got my nike fuel band on tuesday and I really love it. It motivates me to keep moving and if I havnt reached my goal for the day it motivates me to get up off my butt and move a little bit more. It shows calories, steps, and nike fuel which is a special measurement that nike has come up with to show activity intensity. I really dont know how it works but it seems to show on the graph the difference between me walking around the house vs. wa... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:56:29 EST Weight goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244747 My goal is to lose about 1 lb. a week. I figure that if I set myself on that goal I should be able to be back down to my goal weight by fall of this year. Slow and steady & hot by Halloween! <BR> <BR> I can do this! <BR> <BR> ~ Jess Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:34:42 EST Recipe ~ Weight watchers sweet and sour shrimp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240806 Dinner tonight : weight watchers sweet & sour shrimp. I modified the recipe by adding red peppers and scallion and using brown rice. Green beans on the side. ~ 8 points <BR> <BR> http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/R<BR>ecipePage.aspx?recipeid=66331 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1933317513.jpg"> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 21:50:37 EST Food Blog ~ Tuesday 1/29/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229783 Breakfast: 1 fried egg over quiona and pea shoots w basil, rice vinegar and olive oil dressing. 1 slice turkey bacon - 9pts <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654284229.jpg"> <BR> Went to the park for lunch and had a picnic with my daughter lyra and my baby archer. It was 70 degrees and beautiful. Afterwards me and lyra pushed archer in his stroller while we walked around the park. It was a really great afternoon. <BR> <BR> Lunch: Large salad with chick peas and light t... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:18:02 EST Food blog ~ Monday 1/28/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229762 Breakfast: Steel cut gluten free oatmeal w agave, 1 orange - 6 pts <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582637338.jpg"> <BR> Lunch: Vegetable stir-fry w 5oz tuna steak - 9pts <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1132172719.jpg"> <BR> Snack: apple & coffee - 1 pts <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1754669329.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l788633023.jpg"> <BR> Snack: pear, cheese & turkey deli meat -... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:57:48 EST Food Blog ~ Sunday 1/27/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226739 Yesterday was a good day for me. I woke up early and did not eat breakfast because I had a weight watchers meeting and I never eat before I weigh in. In retrospect I should have packed breakfast to eat afterwards, expecially since I was planning on going to trader joes afterwards to pick up a few things. I did not pack something though so I ended up not eating breakfast yesterday. <BR> <BR> My weigh in went really well though. I lost two pounds which is great because I expected to gain weig... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:49:18 EST My plan for the next few days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222933 This is just a general outline of my goal for meals and workouts for the next couple of days. I figure on Tuesday I will reassess what the food in the house looks like and come up with another few days worth of meals. I have not really planned meals in the past year because I find it to be time consuming. I have to say its one of my least favorite things to do but it also helps me a lot so I need to reintroduce it. <BR> <BR> I am also planning my workouts for the next few days. I am going to... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:25:21 EST 2013 - new year & new addition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221813 Well last year was mostly filled with being pregnant and it actually went by very quickly. Here I am in 2013 and I am a new mommy again for the 3rd time and very happy. My pregnancy went well, better than the other two by 100%. I attribute that to starting at a healthy weight this time. <BR> <BR> I was due to have my little one on Jan 5th 2013 but as it happened he wanted out early and I had him at 37 weeks on December 18th 2012. What a great labor and delivery! I did have about 4 days of pr... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:56:30 EST long time no blog :-) + Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927382 Good morning spark friends! <BR> wow its been a pretty long time since I have blogged or really have been active at all on spark people. Its been a pretty rough few weeks. For all of you who don't know I am now nearing the end of my first trimester of pregnancy with baby #3. I found out that I was pregnant at about week 4 and had very high hopes, plans, dream ect to have the most healthy pregnancy in the history of pregnancy and only gain the recomended 20-25lbs or whatever. I felt great and ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:35:06 EST photo food blog / update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736361 well its been a learning process the last few weeks and I think I am finally into a gluten free swing, which is good. I have a few go to gluten free meals and I am still also experimenting with new things. <BR> Something that I think has really helped me with this is my kitchen is almost completely gluten free now. My husband and children have been really supportive of this (have not complained). I have been making my husband salads or leftovers for lunch at work and I have been making my so... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:56:15 EST gluten poisioning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713713 Holy crap last night was really bad. I had accidentally eaten gluten a few days after starting on the gluten free diet but it must have been a really trace amount because I just got a little gassy and my stomach kinda hurt but last night holy crap it was bad. I made rice noodles and peanut sauce, Asian vegetables with gluten free soy sauce and sticky rice balls. The only thing I have not eaten before since going gluten free was the sticky rice, which had been sitting up in the top of my pantr... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:58:48 EST Workout streak ended @ 28 days - a bump in the road to 365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711707 well yesterday I dont know what happened. I remember thinking in the morning that I should just go ahead and workout this morning so I dont have to do it tonight but I didnt. <BR> I ended up not really doing much so I cant blame being busy. Then my sister invited me over to her house to watch this documentary about eating an unprocessed plant based diet and the problems with the standard american diet called "forks over knives" that I have seen before but I have been trying to get her to wat... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:35:00 EST Photo Food Blog - My first week of Gluten Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706541 well I have been posting my food pictures to facebook this week but I thought I would give a recap of some of the meals I have eaten this past week because a lot of my spark friends dont use facebook. :-) <BR> If anyone would like to friend me on facebook the web address for my page is - www.facebook.com/jessfoodblog <BR> <BR> This week has been interesting. I got the test results back from my doctor and they came back positive for celiac disease so I am now on a gluten free diet for life. I... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 07:59:59 EST First few days of gluten free eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4698350 well today will be my 5th day I think, of gluten free eating. <BR> <BR> I suppose its been going ok. I have gone through a roller coaster of emotions the last few days. At first I was actually excited, and up for a challenge. I knew I needed to learn a new way to cook and learn about new foods and get creative. I went shopping and discovered that most foods, even foods that you would not think contain gluten, do in fact contain gluten.... Worst part is that even the foods that dont contain ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:50:22 EST Amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693413 After a day and a half of gluten free eating I have had no problems with gas, bloating or unpleasant smells. I am so happy. <BR> I look skinny too. I was having problems fitting into my pants a few days ago, infact I was muffin topping over the waist band. Today I look amazing in them. It's crazy how much bigger my mid section was just from gas. <BR> <BR> Posted the pic on my Facebook because I couldn't upload pic to this blog from my phone. Sorry to any who can't see it. <BR> <BR> http://w... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:04:03 EST Gluten free? Thats one way to kick the junk food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691391 heavy sigh. <BR> <BR> For a few years now I have been battling problems with my stomach, gas, bloating, cramps. Its horrible. About 2 years ago after dealing with the problems for a year I thought, hey maybe I'm lactose intolerant. So I cut out all dairy and the problems got better, a week later I ate a big bowl of cereal with milk and boom, problems back. <BR> <BR> I discovered milk did me in but I could still eat small amounts of ice cream, cheese, yogurt and other dairy. I switched to a... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:49:02 EST Photo food blog changes & Fancy new phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4677686 well in the last few days I have joined the 21st century and have gotten a smart phone. I was using a flip phone before that only called people, no texting, no frills. It didnt really bother me much because I dont really have a need to text and I am home most of the time so my ipod or the computer serves for updating my spark people or food or looking something up on the web. <BR> <BR> Hubby on the other hand reeealy wanted a smart phone and when his work took his company provided cell phone... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:10:06 EST Jessica's messy pantry - Food Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667379 well I decided to give you a peak into my very un-organized kitchen. I just went shopping for the next 2 weeks and I just cleaned my fridge which had not been thoroughly cleaned in too long to tell you because its embarrassing. lol. Its clean now though. <BR> <BR> MY Fridge <BR> <BR> water water water - got the big pitcher so i would not have to keep filling it <BR> egg whites & eggs <BR> left over corn <BR> canned pumpkin <BR> light cool whip <BR> chocolate syrup - kids chocolate milk <BR>... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:45:59 EST Food Blog ~ Jan 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667290 breakfast - Oatmeal w/ berries + 1 tbls lite maple syrup <BR> 5 points <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l386218669.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch - Turkey bacon & spinach sandwich w/ lite mayo on Arnold health full 10 grain bread <BR> (switching up to a little higher calorie bread really made the difference in this sandwich... so good! and it really was not too bad on points, only 2 points per slice... worth it) <BR> 1 Medium Orange <BR> <BR> 7 points <BR> <img... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:11:12 EST Food Blog - Jan 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666127 Yesterday I woke up at 6:30 and really debated on weather or not I was going to go to weight watchers and weigh in for my monthly weigh in. I have not been to a meeting since before christmas. As a lifetime member you cant be more than 2 pounds above your weight goal for your first montly weigh in and if you are then you have to pay. I was over my goal last week on my home scale but I have worked really hard this week and worked out every day and my at home scale said that I was right at my ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:40:00 EST Food Blog ~ Jan 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666073 Breakfast - Instant cream of wheat w/ 1 pack mcdonalds granola & lite maple syrup <BR> 220 calories <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l672234032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Snack - half a grapefruit w/ splenda <BR> 37 calories <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l612995783.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch - healthy choice cafe steamers : General Tso's spicy chicken W/ added 1/4 cup of waterchestnuts & 1/4 cup baby corn <BR> 347 calories <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:09:17 EST Getting back on track... Slow but steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658194 Well tonight I completed day #4 of my exercise streak. This is not the easiest of goals because both last night & tonight I have not wanted to workout. Two things have prevented me from giving up so soon though... 1. The fact I would have to admit to you guys that I had failed & 2. I made up a really great rule for myself. <BR> <BR> My new rule. I Usually watch netflix or hulu (dont have cable or anything) while I workout on my elliptical... My elliptical has turned into a coat rack for all ... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 22:00:18 EST Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4647833 1. Organize life - includes keeping house clean, starting and sticking too a budget, stopping compulsive shopping & eating out, reducing clutter in my home & making a place for everything that stays. <BR> <BR> 2. 365 day exercise streak - This is an ambitious goal but I really admire some of the other people who have had long exercise streaks here on spark and have decided that I would like to join them. My goal is at least 15 minutes of exercise a day to count but I will try and do more. I ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 08:58:21 EST Ready for the holidays to be over & get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632428 this year has been hard. I came up with the bright idea to invite my entire family over to my house for a christmas party on the 17th. I decided I would make christmas cookies and chocolate truffles for the party and make enough to fill a box for everyone coming as well. I bought a bunch of food, none of it low calorie because my family usually does not opt for lower calorie and it was a special occasion, I got a gallon of egg nog, made sangria, ect ect.. I needed a lot of food because there ... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:04:22 EST Thanks giving prep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597411 Well despite the fact that I have been following a healthy lifestyle for almost three years now, this will be my first somewhat healthy thanksgiving. Why have I never attempted it before? Family. Everyone gets really touchy when you start messing with traditions, some of which the seinor members in my family have been doing for longer than I have been in this world. They all need a healthy change as much as I need it, or more. My inlaws are coming for dinner tomorrow as well as my sisters. I ... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:07:24 EST My Birthday ~ streamers, balloons, cake, party.... ok not really, but in my head thats how it was. l http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4592855 I had a great birthday. I woke up at 5am this morning, and even though my plans were to sleep in, I woke up feeling well rested and just did not need to sleep anymore. I got up and made myself a cup of sugar free hot cocoa and played some <BR> World of Warcraft, since no one was up and I never get a chance to play anymore. I use to play all the time but since Lyra was born 3 years ago I play maybe once a week and I just started playing that (for the past few years I have had my account turne... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:11:27 EST Thirty Flirty & Thriving :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4592065 Well happy 30th bday Jess! <BR> Again I am on my iPod so this will be short. I just wanted to tell everyone I am feeling much better. I was just hormonal & munchie durring the last blog. I had a good weigh in despite feeling like I was eating like a pig and I felt much more in control of my food yesterday. I spent all day in the kitchen, cooking & freezing healthy dinners for the next two weeks. Each dinner has exactly 4 servings so I hope to nip the over eating in the bud. <BR> <BR> Today ... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 06:04:19 EST :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4590476 On my iPod so this will be brief. Losing any weight right now is way too ambitious for me right now. It's amazing how you can go from doing so great one week to a nose dive the next. I have been over eating & eating bad things and I just feel like I need to turn this around before it gets bad. Sigh. Im just really going to try and focus on what and how much I am eating. I just don't want to start gaining weight. <BR> <BR> I am stressed, busy, swamped by birthdays (moms, daughters, father in ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:44:06 EST pizza is now a vegetable? wtf? so sad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4589128 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/con<BR>gress-fights-obama-administration-atte<BR>mpts-to-make-school-lunches-healthier/<BR>2011/11/14/gIQAUkSvMN_story.html Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:38:00 EST Monday food blog & First night working Weight Watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585821 breakfast - 1 serving wheat -n- bran shredded wheat <BR> 1 cup unsweetened almond milk <BR> 1/2 cup blueberries <BR> 6 points plus <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l84892782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> snack - orange <BR> 0 points plus <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465916330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch - Smart Ones Turkey breast meal <BR> 1/2 cup green beans <BR> 6 poi... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:49:23 EST Sunday Food Blog ~ Confessions :-P http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583239 Breakfast - 1 cup oatmeal <BR> 1/2 cup blueberries <BR> 1/2 tbls almonds, sliced <BR> 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened <BR> splenda <BR> 6 points plus <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l701794834.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch - smart ones sesame chicken <BR> 1/2 cup green beans <BR> 8 points plus <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l711781174.jp... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:47:07 EST Saturday Food Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4582043 Meals: <BR> <BR> Breakfast - egg white & veggie english muffin sandwich w/ southwest sauce <BR> small clementine <BR> 5 points plus <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l171330177.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch - Weight Watchers smart ones enchilada meal <BR> Over a bed of shredded lettuce w/ salsa <BR> side of carrots & celery with light ranch dressing <BR> 8 points plus <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:52:51 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4581466 ok so I worked out twice since I last blogged, once on wednesday and then again today. The last part of this week has not gone so well, I ate like crap!!! Complete overeating and eating junk in general. So I could hang my head in shame or I could just try to get back on track. <BR> <BR> So Im back on track. I did pretty good today. I woke up this morning and did a 30 minute walk/jog combination at the park. I have an ipod app that has a couch to 5k program on it, and thats what I am starting... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 21:55:19 EST goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574180 1. workout every morning at least 20 minutes <BR> 2. drink 8 glasses water each day <BR> 3. plan out meals for next day, stick to plan <BR> <BR> Current weight: 157.8 <BR> Current BMI: <BR> <BR> Goal weight: 145 <BR> Goal BMI: 22.05 (a bit above half way on healthy BMI range) <BR> <BR> Goal Date: 01/03/2012 (2 year anniversary of start of my weight loss journey) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426632999.jpg"> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 08:30:15 EST accountablity journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574156 Thursday: 20 min elliptical <BR> <BR> Friday: 20 minutes jumping jacks, kicks, running in place ect... while watching biggest loser on nbc.com <BR> <BR> Saturday: Sick <BR> <BR> Sunday: Inlaws came in, used that as an excuse and never worked out. :-( <BR> <BR> Monday: 20 minutes moderate elliptical - Used day light savings as a good oportunity to wake up at 4:30am and workout before having to wake the kids up, make breakfast and get everyone ready to go. <BR> <BR> Tuesday: 30 minutes ... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 08:11:51 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4570188 Thursday : 20 min elliptical <BR> <BR> Friday: 20 min jumping jacks, kicks, running in place ect... while watching biggest loser on nbc.com <BR> <BR> Saturday: no formal exercise but I did park in the farthest spot away from the store and walked alot while shopping. I started feeling sick again for some reason after lunch, don't think it was the flu shot I got this afternoon, but I have felt like poop after getting them in the past. <BR> <BR> Plan on doing double tomorrow to make up for it... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 21:00:01 EST Making habits... again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566305 I have really fell off the exercise band wagon for the past... hmmm... year I would say. I met my goal and then really started slacking when It comes to working out. I use to be in a routine, I use to get up every morning and just do at least 30 min to an hour of working out automatically. Now I am lucky if I get in 30 - 60 min a week. <BR> <BR> I started this journey taking small steps, so I will try that again. <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and did 20 min on the elliptical and my plan i... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 09:14:14 EST Updated Youtube Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4562688 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx_Y6yPgtE8 Tue, 1 Nov 2011 08:35:05 EST Halloween Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4562622 I made my own costume this year. Made my daughters too. One of the things on my big list of things to do in my life is dress in a sexy halloween costume. I dont think this quite counts, but I felt pretty awesome in it. Pretty good for not really having much sewing experience. <BR> <BR> I ate horribly yesterday, but back on track today as always. Mess up, get back on track right away. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had an awesome halloween!!! <BR> <BR> Jess <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 07:54:02 EST Park Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4553736 I am so sore, still! I took my kids to the park on Monday to play and since they really hate taking walks at the park and I needed to get some sort of activity in I decided that while they played I would keep myself moving and get that workout in. <BR> <BR> I walked and ran around the perimiter of the playground, I did jumping jacks, I did walking lunges, I did squats, I did picnic table pushups (feet on the gound with hands leaning on table top of the picnic table) which are quite effective... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 07:26:34 EST