LUDWIGKS's SparkPeople Blog LUDWIGKS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 3/27/12 March is almost over... where has the year gone?? So many exciting things are about to happen. Bridesmaid dress shopping this weekend, throwing a party this weekend, Sam's baby shower, Sam having her baby, Alex and Emily's wedding, Cory's bridal shower & Bachelorette party and then finally Cory's & Chip's wedding!! <BR> Still eating as healthy as possible and exercising as much as I can. The scale hasnt really moved, but I can see the results and def feel them. I love that feeling after a... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:20:06 EST 3/19/2012 This past weekend was amazing! I had so much fun hanging with Kyle, Tim and the Heeeethans! The guys wore their kilts which always makes my day. We got to watch two groups of friends play music for St Patrick's day. They were both spectacular! Had a few heart to hearts and did lots of walking. It was a GREAT St Partick's day and I cannot wait until next year! Tim said we can dress him up in ALL green next year... that means bow tie, suspenders, neon green kilt! It is going to be LEGEN... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:21:52 EST March 16th... day 76! FRIDAY!!! FINALLY! =) This has been a really long week and not feeling well hasn't helped, but I am almost 100% back to normal. My voice is still a bit rough and when I cough it sounds kinda funky, but it is better than still being really sick. This last week has been amazing outside though. I am glad Winter is over, even though this Winter didn't ever really hit here. A few flowers have bloomed in the backyard and I can see buds on all the trees. It might just be because I have a nor... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:40:19 EST March 15th... day 75 Well I have been super sick the last few days... coughing, no voice, and unable to breath. I actually had a temperature on Tuesday. Since it has been in the 70s I have had all the windows at the house open so that I can get some fresh air and it seems to have worked out. Now I just have no voice. <BR> Soooo ready for Saturday and St Patty's day! We have actually designed our own shirts to go to all the bars to hear our friends play music. It is going to be a fantastic day!! Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:17:16 EST March 12th. Day 72. Today has been ROUGH! That hour of sleep I lost sucks and I am so sore from being out at the gun range for 3 hours. Sooooo in need of a nap. At least the work day is almost over and I can get home. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:23:39 EST March 10th... day 70! So I weighed myself today at my grandmother's. With all my clothes on and after a big breakfast I am 8lbs lighter than I was a few weeks ago! =) Very exciting. Walked around a lot at the Greene today and had some tasty crepes for lunch. Ready to relax for the rest of the weekend! Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:53:12 EST March 9th, day 69. YAY FOR FRIDAY!! Got my yummy lunch from Panera which is ALWAYS tasty. I have the same thing every Friday and it is always just as good. Really sleepy today... the moon was so bright last night that is was showing through the blinds and woke me up. Pretty ridiculous. <BR> Its a pretty nice day out, maybe Sadie will get a walk tonight. Not looking forward to daylight savings... I hate losing that extra hour of sleep. Thought about trying going to bed earlier tonight and tmr, but its th... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 13:40:26 EST March 8th... day 68! Day 4 of eating EXTRA healthy. So far so good. I feel awesome! Sick of eating pork though. bleh... maybe I will freeze the rest and eat more next week. Glad it is Thursday... Friday is ALMOST here! Sucks that it is raining out but at least the temperature is nice. Excited to have a 74 degree day next week. Then again the 10 day forecast isnt very accurate. I will just keep hoping. <BR> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 13:19:47 EST March 7th. Day 67. Yeah I don't think the fed ex guy was happy... I didnt realize how heavy 45lbs was. Did 40 kettle bell swings with it and I hurt all over. Should have gotten a lighter one, but it will work better for Kyle. Maybe I will build up to it. <BR> Excited for the warm weather we have today! Ready for work to be done so I can go enjoy it. High of 68... I'll take it! Will probably take the dog for a walk this evening... I know she will be excited about that. <BR> Last night cooked up some tasty... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 13:20:36 EST March 6th... day 66! Yesterday and today I have eaten EXTRA healthy! And everything has been super tasty! Last night Kyle and I had pork chops with seasoning, asparagus with lemon juice and slices of avocado! I think the avocado was my favorite part. They are super delicious! We also finished cooking the rest of the pork chops in the package for this weeks lunches and dinners. <BR> In other good news... found out that after 3 months of my laptop not working we called Dell and it was still under warranty... an... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 13:22:14 EST March 5th... day 65! Had a Great weekend!! Went by much too fast as usual... Friday night we celebrated Marissa's birthday and a really tasty restaurant! Sat we went to a trade fair for camp and got a bunch of things! I am so ready for camping season! Sunday we went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's and picked up some really tasty food. Sunflower seeds for my salads, tuna steaks and a bunch of other things. Since we can't get EVERYTHING we need at Trader Joe's we stopped at Kroger's and found out they had T... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 13:25:02 EST Marsh 1st! Day 61... March is my favorite month... mostly because it is my Birthday month! WOOHOO! <BR> <BR> Work is way stressful today and I plan on some hardcore relaxing when I get home... <BR> <BR> Other than that, nothing new to report... Hope everyone is having a great Thursday! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:22:44 EST Day 60! Happy Leap Day! I would love to think that today doesn't count... only so I can sit at my desk at work and stare at the wall, but I know that's not true. Super busy today! Glad it is almost 2... only 2 and half more hours left of work. Then home to cook dinner, walk the dog, exercise and play Minecraft/watch Whitney! Glad it is also Hump day! Halfway through the week... but don't get me wrong! I LOVE my job and I love all the people I work with... I just really enjoy spending time at h... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:59:49 EST Day 59 Got to finally take the dog for a walk last night... She forgot all her training over the winter. Wouldn't heal and kept pulling. Oh well, that just means I will have to take her on a ton of walks and retrain her! =) Nothing special to report for today... the week is just chugging along. Will hopefully get to work out tonight. I have awesome motivation during the day but once I get home it just kinda dwindles... Hopefully the motivation sticks around! I have been doing squats in the bat... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:27:00 EST Haven't given up! (Technically day 58) =) I haven't given up on my weight loss goals... just haven't had much time to post anything. The end of January and all of February has been super busy! Lots of family birthday parties and lots of big project at work. I have still been eating really healthy... just had a huge salad with a big piece of salmon for lunch and a side of carrots. The exercise stuff has been lacking but I did some CRAZY cleaning around the house over the weekend and am still sore so I am def counting that as a wor... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:23:55 EST Day 13 Well it's Friday the 13th... dun dun dun!!! TGIF. This week has been really long and I need a really good nights sleep. As far as I know the only plans I have are to stay in Englewood for the night and then Saturday/Sunday cooking all the meals for next week. Ready for some serious relaxation! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:35:07 EST Day 12 IT IS ALMOST THE WEEKEND! I really can't wait! Ready to relax. The weekends always go by much too fast though. =/ The big meals I cooked on Sunday lasted all through the week. Tmr Kyle and I both eat out for lunch so it works out. There are a bunch of people sick at work... I have to remember to take Vitamin C. I really don't want to get what they have! That's it for now... have a good Thursday. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:21:33 EST Day 11 WOO hump day! So glad it is the middle of the week! Still didn't want to wake up this morning. Woke up at 5:30 to use the bathroom and was wide awake. Figured I would go back to sleep since I had 45 mins till the alarm went off. BAD IDEA!! I was more tired when the alarm went off. I know that sleep patterns are cyclical so I am pretty sure that I woke up the first time in between deep sleep cycles! DANG IT! <BR> Oh well. Probably having turkey, green beans and pinto beans for din... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:20:31 EST Day 10 Very tired this morning! I am in no way a morning person!! I miss working evenings only because I could sleep in... but I guess I enjoy having a real job, coming home to Kyle and Sadie every night, having a normal meal schedule and having weekends off. I really don't want to go to bed any earlier because I enjoy doing things around the house and relaxing! =( I do at least get 8hrs of sleep every night though... I think my problem is having to get up to use the bathroom at 3AM. I suppose ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:37:24 EST Day 9 Oh Monday.... Could not fall asleep last night! Working on fun stuff today at work, but am def ready to be home for the night. Probably have to stop at the store to get cauliflower and dressing. I also plan on doing more on the Your Shape. I was so sore after the boot camp thing, but I think I will take another crack at it. That's it for now. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:30:36 EST Day 8 Today was a blast! Went to a wedding expo with Cory, Diana, and Dee. Probably should not have worn heels though! Also got to have a really good breakfast at First Watch! =) Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:44:23 EST Day 7 Well today is Saturday! YAY! slept in for a little bit... had yummy food ALL day! relaxing and watching how I met your mother and supernatural all day! =) Sat, 7 Jan 2012 21:58:57 EST Day 6 YAY for Friday... and YAY for a beautiful day out. Def taking the dog for a walk when I get home. I am a little disappointed with Panera's Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. The chicken takes away all the good flavor of the dressing. So I ate all the chicken first and left the good part for last. This week has been long... even though it was a 3 day week since Monday the company was closed and then Wednesday I was home sick. I guess it was a nice ease into work again. That 11 day break we h... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:43:38 EST Day 6 YAY for Friday... and YAY for a beautiful day out. Def taking the dog for a walk when I get home. I am a little disappointed with Panera's Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. The chicken takes away all the good flavor of the dressing. So I ate all the chicken first and left the good part for last. This week has been long... even though it was a 3 day week since Monday the company was closed and then Wednesday I was home sick. I guess it was a nice ease into work again. That 11 day break we h... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:43:37 EST Day 5 Well it is lunch time! Brought some chili, carrots and a salad! YUM! Today is going by quickly since I am listening to a book on my Iphone. I am halfway through Catching Fire... the second book in the hunger games series. It is fantastic! I look forward to listening to the next one! <BR> Worked out a lot yesterday after I felt better! My body is so sore now though. Well that's it for now. <BR> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:33:04 EST Day 4 well I did not exercise last night since my body hurt so much from the day before since I also worked out on the blowflex... I did how ever do stretching so it wasn't a total loss. Today I had planned on doing a lot of working out when I got home from work... however, I am currently home sick. Something I ate last night didn't agree with me and I woke up with a migraine. So right now I am drinking lots of water and trying to get back to sleep. I figure curling up on the couch with the dog... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:00:25 EST Day 3 Well it was back to work for me after an 11 day break! ugh... it was really hard to get up this morning! Looking forward to the weekend already. <BR> Kyle and I started cooking on Sundays so that during the week we have a few dinners already prepared and lunch to take to work. Sunday we made Chili for Monday's dinner and last night we made Lemon Chicken and White beans with Pesto! It is AMAZING! <BR> Will work out for a little when I get home, but then it is off to Burger night with f... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 13:45:23 EST Getting Back on Track! So this year I will be, not a new me, but a better version of myself. I am not really dieting... I am just eating the correct portions of better foods. High in fiber and protein. I plan on being healthier all together... which means more exercise, taking care of myself inside and out, and just being happier. So far so good. I have had a great food the last two days and I went out and bought myself Bare Minerals! It is amazing!! Thanks for showing me that stuff Cory. I went out with my... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:40:19 EST It has been a LONG WHILE! Wow... well it has been a long while since I have really gotten on Sparkpeople... I was so busy with my last few months of college and didnt have much time to even breath. I have been doing well with exercising. My mother and I are doing the couch to 5k program. It is going great! I am uber proud of my mom! we are doing each week twice so that the damage isnt as great. The next set is going to be a bit brutal! lol but it is going well and I am slowly getting where I want to be! =) Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:30:31 EST Super Bowl Yeah I am not a huge fan of football. I am on the Steelers side just because I am from PA. I am really only watching for the Commercials! =) I hope everyone is enjoying their Super Bowl Sunday! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:38:38 EST Friday So I havent gotten a chance to get to the gym this week. We had those 2 snow days and yesterday I didn't go since I had hurt my shin slipping on the ice. Today I have a lot of stuff going on but I should have a chance to go around 5:30 or so. I love working out and I always feel great afterwards! Silly winter weather... screwing up my plans. When I get stuck in the house I tend to be extra sleepy and dont have the motivation to do anything. I am ready for spring when I can go running wi... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:37:35 EST I finally got my snow days I haven't gotten on my sparkpage in a few days. I have still been eating healthy... I was just busy being lazy. I got 2 full snow days! FINALLY! It was a nice break from school and it even got one of my tests moved! I hope everyone had a safe last few days! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 19:53:30 EST Day 29 and 30 Well Saturday was 2 months til my 23rd birthday! That is way scary!! =/ <BR> Since I had off from work yesterday, Kyle and I went on a 7 hour long date. We went out to breakfast, than walked around the outlet mall and then went to cheesecake factory for dinner. YUM! we brought home our cheesecakes for dessert. I got Keylime! It was tasty... at the outlet mall we spent about $250, however, it would have been about $600 if we had gotten them in the real stores. We got some really HUGE d... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:00:19 EST Thank God it's FRIDAY! Finally it is the weekend... that was an exhausting week... not much happened but it seemed to drag on. I am about to be done with work for tonight and then I have off tmr. Kyle and I are going to hit the gym and then the outlet mall for some shopping and walking... I am so ready to just go home... I am starving. The dinner I packed for myself got squished so I couldnt eat it. I have some dinner waiting for me when I get home though. <BR> TGIF!! Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:17:07 EST Thursday Jan 27th Didn't have to go to my Senior Design class today so I stayed home and worked on my mech design hw. Went to campus before I had to go to work to finish my Matlab program with Rob. Finally got that finished. Now I am sitting at work... doing absolutly nothing. I did finally figure out the name of one of my favorite TV shows as a kid. "Big Wolf on Campus" So exciting. The show isnt on netflix but the full episodes are on youtube. Well that is it for now... Have a great Thursday... and r... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:17:54 EST Day 26 Well I still haven't seen much movement on the scale. I am still 10lbs down from Christmas 2009, so that is always good. I can see I have lost inches so at this point, that is where it counts. Plus I am building up muscle so I dont expect it to change much. <BR> Kyle is heading to campus from work and we are heading to the gym and then to eat some lunch. I am ready for the weekend... but there will be tons of studying done. Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:36:37 EST Tuesday So I found out that Thursday I won't have my senior design class. Since we don't have anything we are doing at the moment we don't have to meet with our group. SO yay... I can sleep in kinda, but I still have a test in my other class that day. Maybe he will move it and I can relax all day until work that evening. Yeah... wishful thinking I know. <BR> Nothing much going on today besides classes. Kyle and I are done about 3:30 or so and then we get to go home. I will be studying and wor... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:26:01 EST Day 24 Ugh Mondays stink. esp after a nice long weekend. I had to get up early and Kyle was SUPPOSED to drive me. He didn't feel like it so I had to drive myself. It isnt really snowi ng all that hard but my car doesnt do well in the cold and the windshield washer fluid wont come out so I litterally can't see anything! UGH but I finally got some of it out. <BR> I came home for lunch and have to go back in this evening. I didn't get to go to the gym but I did run on the treadmil and do some ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:37:36 EST Sunday So today was a little bit of a lazy Sunday. I slept in a little bit and then watched the Princess Bride. I did my homework from 2 till about 3 and got it all finished. I like when I can be productive! That is about all thats going on. I am cleaning up a bit today and will pamper myself tonight before the crazy week starts all over again! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:21:23 EST 1/22/11 So Christopher Titus last night was AWESOME! I haven't laughed that hard in a while. It was FREEZING last night afterwards... it said it was -1 out! soooo ready for summer. <BR> This morning Kyle and I got up to get some Tim hortons... I had too many calories but the 12 grain bagel was pretty healthy even though it was the highest calorie one they had there. Then we walked around Meijers for a little while. Hopefully that burned off some of the calories I ate. The rest of the day will... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:05:34 EST Friday! OK so I work tonight until 10... which is lame... HOWEVER I am going to see Christopher Titus tonight at the Dayton Funny Bone. We all went to see him last year too. Last time we were one of a few groups that actually showed up due to the crazy amount of snow... This year it will most likely be the same issue. I think he is the reason the snow is here! lol I am just so excited. He is one of my favorites. He does talk about some depressing stuff but he is so mad that it is funny?? I gue... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:02:49 EST 1/20/11 Yup... nothing going on today. Had some really good spinach quiche this morning. Had to drive to class in the snow.... still have classes. I also have to work tonight... Come on Greene county... give me a level 3 snow emergency. I hate driving in this stuff... it takes me an extra half hour to get home. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:26:46 EST Jan 19th Almost fell on my butt this morning while trying to clean off my car. I didn't realize there was giong to be ice this morning. There is freezing rain falling which is AWESOME... I hope you can see the sarcasm! We are supposed to get snow tmr which may give a snow day, but probably not. I will have to work for sure either way... Maybe the Greene will close... hahahaha riiight... Well that is about all that is going on today. i am going to go grab some lunch, hit the gym and then go to c... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:13 EST Jan 18th I really don't know how I got up early when I was a little kid and in HS. As soon as college started, 8:30 classes were the DEVIL! lol In HS and grade school I had to be there every morning by 7:45, which meant I got up every morning at 6:30. How I did that I really have NO idea. I had to get up at 6:30 this morning and it was really rough. I ALWAYS wake up before my alarm actually goes off which really makes it worse. I usually hit the snooze button 3 times... =/ I have yet to be earl... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:03:28 EST Day 17 and Jungle Jim's Seriously, Jungle Jim's was EPIC! I found so many things in there that I wanted to try and other things that I have never heard of. I also found "King Ludwig" cheese. I wanted to buy it soo badly but Kyle wouldnt let me since I am lactose intolerant. OH WELL I love cheese. Found lots of wine!! =) It took us about 2 and a half hours to walk around the whole place, however, I know I didnt see all of it. Found tons of Indian food! YUM! I can't wait to go back. We were kinda bad and bou... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:24:11 EST Halfway through Jan! WOW I can't believe January is going by so fast. I feel like the quarter just started. I am still not quite used to writing 2011... a zero slips in there every once in a while. =) I can't believe in about 2 more months I am going to be 23! Where has the time gone? <BR> Ugh I hate working on the weekend and in the morning.... My office DOES NOT OPEN until 12 but there are always people who walk up to the door and try to open it... I HATE THAT. After working here for almost 4 years I have... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:54:31 EST Day 15 So last night while I was sitting at work procrastinating ALL my homework, I was attempting to make a vision collage. I had seen a few that people have posted, but for some reason I can't find the stuff I want. I even tried just drawing one. I just don't know where to start. I have all these ideas in my head, but getting them down on the paper is giving me problems. I may take my art supplies tonight and make a large collage on one of my canvas boards. IDK I just need that first piece s... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:07:37 EST Humidifier! Well Kyle and I finally bought a humidifier. The house is really dry and I couldnt get off the couch upstairs without shocking myself really badly! I hate getting shocked! Plus my skin has been really realyl dry and I kept getting slight nose bleeds. Not like gushing out, but just when I blew my nose. Def not pretty! We got one with a fan so we have the white noise while we sleep, but I thought it was too loud, however, I slept like a baby. Yesterday I got a few comments on looking lik... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:12:49 EST iPHONE! So Kyle and I got onto a new phone plan. I now have his old iphone and he bought a new iphone 4. Here in april I will get to upgrade to the iphone 4. I love this thing. I had an Ipod touch which is awesome, but somehow, this one is much cooler. I found a lot of exercise apps, one of which is a yoga one... I hope this will give me some flexability. I litterally havent ever been able to touch my toes, even when I was in all the sports my school offered. <BR> I really didnt want to wake... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:44:51 EST Day 12 Well today I woke up with the headache from hell. I had one last night before I went to bed and I figured it would have gone away by the morning... but no! I had a big cup of coffee and figured that would help but it didnt. I curled up under the blankets with the dog and fell back to sleep, even after the coffee. I woke up at 11:45 and I feel rested but I can still feel a slight soreness in my head. I have been drinking lots of water so idk. I hope it goes away before I need to go to la... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:27:20 EST