LUCIOUSKITTY's SparkPeople Blog LUCIOUSKITTY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 18 and Wii Fit myself :) YAY Almost a 20 day mark! <BR> <BR> So today was sluggish only because I barely got good sleep and then had work at 6:30am YUCK! <em>28</em> BUT No worries...I didn't skip on my exercise. So...sadly when I get bad sleep I notice I also don't get hungry. Anyone else like that? During work I was hungry mid shift but didn't have a snack near by and had 2hrs before I could do anything. Then after work I spaced on food and just went on with my day. By dinner time I noticed I only had 3 hand fu... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:55:08 EST 17th day! WEEHOO So today I did my 20min Cardio! I did my Just Dance Game and it was fun but man oh man was I sweaty and tired. Someday I will be able to dance 20min with out dying lol. I believe I ate ok. I skipped out on my veggie per meal thing. It's ok. Tomorrow is another day! Right? :) Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:28:08 EST Day 16 and Feeling the results I have to say I might not be shedding the pounds but I do feel a difference. I'm more confident,I don't feel bloated where my jeans won't fit,I don't lack energy due to over eating or eating poorly and I'm actually motivated to exercise. So for -2lbs in 16 days might not be idea but the way I feel is. So I'll take feeling Confident and Motivated over Pounds melting away but stressed and miserable. <BR> <BR> So Today I made sure to get my Circuit Training in and Once again I will do Yoga befo... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:28:38 EST day 15 Well last night I couldn't sleep so I decided to start my Circuit Training. It was fun amd exhausting all at the same time lol. Today I started off lazy and slow but I have a goal to meet! So as soon as I had house to myself I did my Dance game and for 20min. Weehoo. I already had 4 servings of veggies today! Only thing left today is Yoga which I'll do before bed with hubby. WEEK 2 results: Lost -1lb. ^_^ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:47:03 EST Day 14! I'm ready for week 3! Happy sunday! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I started to read up on some tips to help get to my goal. I know mixing it up weekly is my key since I get bored. So My game plan! My goal today is to get a Work out Playlist started for my Cardio days and Minicircuit days. In my Fitness Magazine for this month they have a pretty awesome MiniCircuit routine you do 3x a week+Intense cardio 3x a week for 20min. So...I'm ON IT! This WHOLE WEEK I will be getting off early except on Fridays. SO....I have no EXC... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:52:28 EST Day 13 :) So I was excited that today while shopping around for Christmas stuff that I parked far and walked from department to department store in the shopping center instead of getting in car to drive to other side of the lot. BUT I just read in an article here on Sparks that walking like that doesn't actually count as "cardio" to burning calories...because of my heart rate. SO now I'm sad. My whole walking to mail box and taking long way back,shopping and keep moving is not really going to get me to... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:26:54 EST Day 12 taking it easy So,I'm a firm believer that your body tells you what it can handle and I have to say,Today was not going to be a all out cardio day lol. Cramping so bad,I can't imagine caring about "OMG,I need to dance and burn calories." I really feel like i would that being said I did need to make sure to move more today and not lay around on the couch. So soon as I got off work I ate and then went shopping and got my cardio in that way....I made sure when i was looking at items to keep my fe... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:35:38 EST Fab day! <em>521</em> Today was such a good day I wish all my days were like this! <em>345</em> <BR> I sadly got horrible sleep last night,my brain wasn't shutting off...I ran off 5hrs of sleep and had a super early shift! BUT I actually got off work 2hrs early! <em>104</em> So I said "SELF, This extra 2hrs you gained was a blessing because instead of sitting on your butt,you can now move around and use this to your advantage! SO, soon as I got off work, I quickly grabbed 1 of my dogs Brawly ... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:28:58 EST day 10! Goodness, this hump day was definitely a hard one. I slept in late and was so disappointed in myself. Once I start my day like that, Its super hard to get out of lazy mode. BUT I did do Yoga 1st thing in the morning before I even left my bedroom. I ate a healthy breakfast. My cardio today was cleaning and doing xmas decorating. I was about to go straight to bed when I realized my goal this week was do Yoga 2x. So, I turned on a show and rolled out my yoga matt and did some yoga. I did do a... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:00:02 EST Day 9 and going strong! I'm pumped! To let you all know a little about me...I'm a person who loves to grow and learn. So,This year I challenged myself to make 2014 in learning more about culture and spiritual things. I certainly don't have money to travel...I'm pretty sheltered actually. So...I hit the books! I actually conquered my goal pretty well. I am not one who goes to church or prays a lot. I am not saying I don't believe in religion but in my house hold it wasn't forced. So,This year I checked into a lot of... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:58:16 EST 1lb down! mini blog So I'm thinking 1lb is great but I want more. Doing minimum exercise is not cutting it. So, this week I'm testing a theory, playing with faith, weighing which option is best for me to give me my results. But nothing to extreme cause this is for long time commitment/life style. Last week: ate good and made sure I stayed in my calories, exercised at least 10min a day, daily yoga. Results: 1lb and I did notice with Yoga my shoulders aren't up to my ears & with my water intake even though I did... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:59:46 EST WOOOWEE Long weekend I really hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! <BR> <BR> Even though i was super busy I did manage to sneak in some exercise! YAY! So after work Saturday we had to rush over to my inlaws to celebrate Christmas early since family was in town. I stayed active playing with the kiddios and while sitting on the floor did some stretches,nothing to extreme just enough to not look weird or like i was trying lol. THEN I talked my hubby into walking with me for 15 minutes. <em>334</em> For Secret S... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 20:21:26 EST day 5 Today started off slow and lazy. I got threw it. Very busy day after work I went to my nephews dance concert which was at my old high school. Oh man, being in the audience, watching those girls up there I just kept thinking how that use to be me! In HS I was 110 and walked everywhere! I actually worked out all the time for no reason. I would put my music on, every song I would start going until song stopped. It worked. Maybe possibly, I should get in touch with my roots and do it all again. ... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 01:23:40 EST day 4 and going strong Today was a pretty good day. I did slack in water sadly but it's a working progress. I did great on my calories, and I'm proud that I was lazy today but I still manage to talk myself off the couch and do my exercise. I mean, I cant quit so soon ...what am I saying...I can't quit ever! Tiired of quitting on my health. I must must must keep with it and keep pushing forward. ;) Today I feel I did a good job on eating healthy. Breakfast: oatmeal Lunch: split pea soup Dinner: potato soup Snac... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 02:01:03 EST Pretty good day! Today has been great. Yesterday I started the Skinny Jeans in 30 days challenge. I decided to do day 2 & 3 today since today is the 3rd and it only involved reading lol. I'm happy to report that I feel strong and focused. I woke up at 8am this morning and normally I get back in bed and stay there on my days off until at least 9:30-10. But not this time, I saw a sparks thing on my phone where it said "learn to love AM work outs." And I want to want that lol. So, I stayed awake & made a healt... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 19:54:15 EST Late night hunger, No problem! <img src=""> less then 130 calories! Being a night owl is hard since hunger sets in. Also being a late night work out gal doesn't help. After doing Yoga with my husband and then doing my 1st day in a sparks challenge I was starving after. So healthy snack here I come! Cookies and pumpkin pie sounded good but no thanks, I didnt exercise to eat dessert, I exercised to get one step closer to a healthier life style. ^_^ Good night all, Kit... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 02:52:40 EST SUPER LONG POST! I'm very motivated and had a wake up call. Listen to this very true story and you will see why! I'll keep it short. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Once upon a Saturday,this last saturday. I went up North to Prescott to do a Family Thanksgiving a little late. My dads much older girlfriend (79) I helped all day to make Turkey and stuff. She told me stories about how she always did river rafting,mountain climbing and never could stay in one spot. Her family is very pron to Diabetes and heart diseas... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 20:49:55 EST here we go again It's so hard to eat healthy and stay on track when you're the only one who tries. I get that just because I want to eat right, doesn't mean I should push it on others. Its so hard to stay on track!!! So maybe monthly small baby steps! That way if I reach it, it keeps me motivated! So here we go! December Plan: 1200-1350 calories 4x a week Yoga 3x a week cardio December 31st-down 5lbs Mon, 1 Dec 2014 17:12:49 EST 7min work out Weather is great here in Arizona but man my allergies are wack. I use to love windy cloudy days but now with this wind,comes horrible allergies. <em>527</em> I didn't let it stop me, I came home from work,relaxed and did a 7minute work out video to help me get some cardio in. My husband I have been doing great with eating more through out the day,I think I actually lost 1-2lbs by making sure I keep my metabolism up and running. Weekends are hard cause we are always lost on time,but Mon-Fr... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:49:01 EST I'm baaaack! The time has come for me to track my progress once again. I stopped blogging and then stopped tracking. So in the end I got no where. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be back. I'm motivated, why? My husband has come to me and told me he really is unhappy with his health. So, I figured together we had gained weight, together we can lose it. :) <BR> My husband doesn't like working out with people so I knew that working out together was going to be I decided to tackle our diet. I decided my husba... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:28:14 EST pilates day Keeping motivated. On my exercise tracker it doesn't show Pilates, so I put it under yoga. I did pilates core attack today. :) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Fri, 3 May 2013 02:54:46 EST good day Today I was pretty good! I found this phone app called work out trainer, its super awesome! I can pull up work outs on my phone, I get started. Weehoo! I started a 20 minute work out but broke it up in two parts. I did 10 min before work, 10 min after and I did 2-3 minutes of leg, back and arm stretches. Oh at work I even went for a 10-15 minute walk. Its a good day! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is my dog laughing at me while I'm on the ... Wed, 1 May 2013 02:56:29 EST getting back in the groove. I have been working hard both at work and at home with eating right and getting motivated to exercise. Over the weekend my diet was horrible. I'm trying to grow my own veggies but indoors. No idea how this is ganna work because eventually they will need to go outside when they get bigger. But hopefully until then I'll figure something out. I have 2 mint bushes that I'm excited about. I've been putting mint leafs in my water. I have chives, strawberry, tomato and cucumber. I know the mint an... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:36:47 EST eek! It's way to easy to give in to temptation. I sadly gave in a lot today. I decided to do a little exercise on my lateral strider. Not sure what to put that under on my exercise tab so I put stair stepper, at first I had it under elliptical but that burned 100 more calories, I don't feel that's what I did so I went with stair stepper. I rather have burned more calories and tracked less the think I burned more and didn't. <BR> Well I had a good day at work! I even took the girls to walmart to ... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:22:47 EST hard days work. I'm so pooped today, it was super long and kids were testing my nerves lol. I took to work some carrots with ranch and a small thing of apple sauce, Luckly I only needed the carrots. I made greek pasta and oh my goodness did it have a lot of calories! It took me some will power not to go back for seconds! I brought out my mini lateral stepper for exercising while I watch tv. Weeeehooo! No excuses now. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="htt... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 02:22:03 EST here I am. I've been working with kids with autism. Its just a great job and I work with 2 great girls. I have a new phone and sadly cant keep track of my diet with spark app, now it makes me pay for if.:( But I did get another app and so far its working out. I've been keeping track of my calories, I do admit I haven't been exercising that much in last few months but I'm hopingto change that. with this phone I can do snapshotsof my daily calorie so I'm going to be loading them to try and keep me on tra... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:12:58 EST Hi all So I've been coming up ways to enjoy my veggies as a snack. I'm a huge lover of Olive Oil. So My two favorite snacks now is Broccoli with Olive oil,salt and pepper and throw it in Oven until slightly crunchy and YUM! Then I do the same with Slices of Egg Plant! OMGoodness it's awesome. <BR> <BR> First of all anyone who lives in Phoenix knows chances of snow is super slim but I live a little further out but not by much in Surprise by the White Tank Mountains. Ladies and SNOWED! F... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:12:58 EST Another long hike! Another long Hike! This one was about 2-3 hours but it was a nice light hike nothing where it was killing our legs. My dog didn't come this time and even though I missed him, I'm kinda glad he didn't come because I was able to rock climb. I went to superstition mountains today and I'm going to share my pictures. I learned from last week and just wore my Flat Vans instead of my actual hiking/grip shoes. Even though they are skater shoes and not made for hiking...I had no issues. I didn't slide... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 01:29:11 EST Healthy alternative to Coffee Never thought I would say this but I actually found a coffee replacement! I ran out of coffee and I have tons of tea. I love love love the taste of coffee,it's not the caffeine I'm out to get it's the taste. Well, I had a Bangle Spice Tea and I poured some Hazelnut Creamer in it and OMG it was extremely Delicious! In fact I almost drank the whole glass in one sitting which it takes me a whole day to drink my 1 cup of coffee. Best part is,it's Herbal tea. <em>224</em> My tea taste like the ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:46:17 EST fully recovered Well my stretches have helped. I am no longer super sore and I think that super long hike has jump kicked my eating habits back on track. Today I had Chobani Yogurt with toast for breakfast, Boiled egg for snack and a Large Pecon Apple Chicken salad from Wendys. Tonight for Dinner I'm thinking of having some Chili...and I grabbed a great recipe for healthy snacking and it's Crisp Broccoli where you season the broccoli in olive oil and pepper and then put it in the oven for 20 min..and WAAALA... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:26:06 EST Feeling great Well my stretching yesterday paid off. By late last night I was able to do the dishes and get off the couch and walk around with out my leg having a lot of pain. Now I'm just sore but thats ok...5 hour hike will do that. I'm most likely going to do some Yoga stretches today to make sure the rest of my body heals up nice and good. <BR> <BR> I can't focus a lot today and I'm not sure why. I'm trying to make my calls but all I can think about it cleaning house and organizing my closet. <em>10... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:53:46 EST 5 hour hike=very sore body This weekend has been very beautiful rainy weather. I went on a hike with my roommate, Husband and Furbaby Brawly. <em>256</em> What was suppose to be just a nice hang out in the White Tanks ended up being a super long hike! Our friend said there was a new trail he wanted to try out that was very easy and long,he wanted to take a bunch of pictures. So, I'm all about nature walks so we went and just kept going and going and climbing big rocks and omg it was a blast. I didn't want to leave b... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:17:27 EST long time no blog I feel like I've been neglecting my poor SP but working at home has really been keeping me super busy. I'm always on the computer and phone. I'm really blessed to have this opportunity to work in my home,I've been hiring people all over the States to join my team which is really great. I find this job really rewarding. Since I do work at home I'm saving money and lots of time, I have no set schedule so I don't have to worry about rushing to get food at lunch or taking lunch to work. I rememb... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 02:50:29 EST getting my groove on I've been pretty disciplined lately. I wake up,fix coffee sit down and work away. I'm excited I found this opportunity cause when it's time to have kids and grow a family I will be well on my way into making great money and able to be a stay at home mom. EXCITING! <BR> <BR> Today,I woke up late so I had a late start but I was able to land on my feet. I have neglected my house a lot this week. So even though I'm finding a balance between working at home and fitting in my walks...I kinda skip... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:47:32 EST Feeling good today Hope everyone had a good Christmas!!! <BR> <BR> I woke up early today and started working away. I think I have a good system.Every night I get organized and put all my contacts on an excel sheet that I need to contact in the morning. I wake up make coffee and check my e-mail and then call away. I usually work for an hour or so then break,clean house and then go back to work. I always finish before hubby gets home. Since I'm in control of my own schedule and work load I decided I don't wan... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:57:28 EST Got a job! I now work at home! <em>211</em> <BR> This is awesome and exciting. On top of that I get a Platinum Medical Benefit packet that will work with other insurance companies. WOOT WOOT! Also I'm a if anyone is interested let me know cause I get bonuses for signing you up. The job is really easy, I make my hours and all I'm doing is contacting people who requested me too. HELLO! Awesome and I love it. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> On top of that...I believe my Brother inlaw will ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:24:18 EST busy busy Wow, Seems like I can never get time to myself and when I do...someone needs me. Today I woke up in a great mood and wanted to go for my Walk/Run...and as I'm finishing my coffee My dad calls to say hes on his way. I tried and tried to say Not now...Kinda have other plans but hes coming anyways. THEN I get a call from my Nephews schools..ones sick and needs picking up and the other ditched. SO I spend some times talking to the oldest about not ditching and getting the other one picked up from... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:26:41 EST hello again Hi guys! <BR> just checking in. Been super busy with family stuff. Sadly I haven't been keeping up with my exercise but I have been watching what I eat. Luckily I haven't put on any pounds I worked so hard to lose,but I can tell that my mid section is suffering a little. Need to get my butt into some toning. When life calms down a bit...I will surely fit get a routine again. Things have been so hectic that I've been kinda taking it easy so I don't get to mentally drained. Mental Health is wha... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 03:14:46 EST foood! Hubby and I made some Greek Pasta last night. Nice cheap yummy meal and last 2 days! YUMMMEH! Then for a bedtime snack we ate Popcorn...I popped it just right and it was soo good. <em>477</em> Today I woke up so hungry again but my pasta did the trick..nice full meal. I've also been drinking my water with the Vitamin B complex drips. <em>334</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> So I talked to nurse today over the phone. She said she has seen many cases where People show negative on test res... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:42:10 EST body changing in some way Not really sure what is causing my body to make such strange changes. I go from being totally drained and sluggish one day and the next few days I'm great. Today I woke up with uncontrollable was unbelievable. Hubby and I even ate a Yogurt and a snack pack in bed yesterday before bed so it can't be because I went to long with out food. Usually when I wake up I'm not hungry right away,takes a while for me to want to eat. But nope,I woke up so hungry,I ate a granola bar and a yogur... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:37:45 EST sunday! sunday! Feeling great today other then the fact that I've been a little tired even though I got enough sleep. I'm still super bloated and it feels yuck...cause my pants get tight. ALTHOUGH I am drinking a lot of fluids...less coffee and less tea. I've been drinking Cool aid (With 50% less sugar then needed) and I drip Vitamin B complex in my water so that it helps get some nutrition in. <em>211</em> I'm still eating normal and healthy. Today I haven't felt nauseous unless I went to long with out ... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:43:38 EST Friday Friday! weehoo it's friday! I have been taking it easy and chilling trying to not stress over family stuff or money or if I'm really pregnant.My sister called me last night and told me not to stress over her case and my brother in laws,she says just in case I am pregnant she doesn't want me to stress and she just wants me to take it easy. She said in 2 weeks go back and take another test cause she wants some good Talk about pressure. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I've done a lot of research to... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:39:13 EST Tested and confused Interesting week. First off….Tuesday was my sister and brother inlaws hearing and didn't go so great. They will remain in jail until December 31st and that really hurts. They miss out on Thanksgiving,Christmas,Sister spends her bday in there and her sons 16th bday. So,I honestly feel so bad for them,breaks my heart. <BR> <BR> OK,so on my last blog I said that Thursday I was going for a pregnancy test. I did and it came out Negative. I have no idea what’s going on with my body. I have been ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:59:50 EST good weekend LONG BLOG2! Because I've had a very stressful 2 weeks I wanted to get my mind off things this weekend. Starting Friday I DID! <BR> <BR> I went hiking on Friday! omg the weather was just great and as usual it lights a fire under my butt to be active. I went with my hubby and Furbaby Brawly. It felt like it was at least 1 1/2 hr hike cause it just kept going and going. We kinda tried a new trail. Normally we go half way cause it's a trail that is linked with our Waterfall trail and usually we do the Water... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:49:09 EST 2nd post more positive :) Went grocery shopping today for some healthy yumm yumm food! <em>301</em> I'm a little on the happy side cause we were really low on food. It really sucks to have budget on a bi weekly paycheck when crap keeps happening like Tires needing to be replaced on our car and eat most of our money. <em>24</em> So we had to do some extreme budget making until Friday. I'm hoping this weekend we can get a look at my car,cause I neeeed to get it fixed. With out my car I can't work. So,thats my goal t... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 01:33:49 EST long blog Ok,so I feel like I can give a little in sight on my family crisis. <BR> <BR> Last month my Sister,My nephew and my Brother inlaw got arrested for assault. Even though all 3 of them said it was self defense they still took them in. They let go of My nephew cause hes a minor but kept my Sister and Brother inlaw. Somehow they have charged my sister and my brother inlaw with some serious charges of Assault with Deadly weapon (my brother inlaw was the one attacked with brass knuckles). These are... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:21:31 EST my job is never done I feel like I'm the only one in the family that knows how to handle a crisis. I also feel like I'm the only one who knows how to handle people in a crisis. So,I thought my job was done and put on hold but turns out that my job isn't lol. Things keep getting flipped upside so I'm always on the clock. I swear I should go to school to be a case worker,for reals. Lucky through out all this stressful stuff,I happen to be learning and getting better at this. I not only seem to be finding more infor... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 02:58:41 EST wooowee long day It's only 2:30 and I feel yesterday never ended lol. I barely got sleep cause I was anxious about today. Turns out all my hard work was put on hold lol. That's ok,at this point I've done everything I can do and I'm ok with this. Family seems to really appreciate my hard work and my skills in research and Call making . Oh YA! I feel like a case worker. muahahaha. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So, I've been keeping up with my walks! <em>311</em> I'm really proud of myself because in the beginni... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 17:40:04 EST anxious,scared yet calm? Been having some major swings in progression to my goals <em>224</em> . My goal was to solve this family emergency issue and still remain healthy eating habits and keep on my walks. WELL! I am happy to report I haven't ate any junk food and eating better and did 2 miles on Monday. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My anxiety is high this week and worries due to our family emergency issue. I have my "calm" moments where I'm great and able to just relax and do my normal thing but then Reality sin... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:55:11 EST catching on fast I actually slept pretty hard last night cause of all the lack of sleep the last few days. So after I made my post around 1am..I was only up for another hour and crashed.So I woke up,made oatmeal and did all my calls I needed. <em>224</em> Now It's a waiting game for people to call me back and until then I'm doing house work and Going to relax and watch my tv shows. <em>104</em> So far today,I'm juggling everything pretty good. <BR> <BR> I'm still trying to do my food picture thing bu... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:28:30 EST