LZY0108's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LZY0108 LZY0108'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/ Self love vs. Body shaming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724883 So I haven't blogged in awhile. I am actually blogging because I saw a really sad thing on social media last night that really affected me so I need to get it out. I was looking at a hashtag on instagram. I'm not even sure which one. I don't normally browse instagram, but, last night I came across a really sad account. It's name was "failure at life" with some different characters to make it unique. It immediately grabbed my attention. I clicked on the page and in it's description it said it ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:42:03 EST Weigh in funny and an unexpected surprise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692617 Decided to dust off the old scale this morning. Stepped on it somewhat dreading the outcome while it did its thinking. All of a sudden 66 pops on the screen! What!!!! Then realized it was set to kg... LOL <BR> <BR> I changed it to lbs and a not as small, but, nice number popped on the screen. 145.5! I have lost 2 lbs! I know that's not an out of this world number considering I haven't weighed in for months, but, I really haven't been actively trying to lose. I have just been focusing on be... Sun, 11 May 2014 12:18:27 EST Habits... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692083 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1157663278.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I always tell people that its far easier to add good habits into your life then to try to restrict yourself. Rather than say "I am going to stop doing this", try adding something good in. Eat more veggies, drink more water... Exercise 10 minutes... Do some squats everyday... Slowly the good will start to weed out the bad stuff.... <BR> <BR> Its no secret.... I am horrible with working out. I've been at this for ... Sat, 10 May 2014 16:43:12 EST Truth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691376 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1795361296.jpg"> Fri, 9 May 2014 14:47:30 EST Hello Sparkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688975 So it's been awhile. I have been doing pretty good though... I am still trying to get in atleast one "green" shake everyday. I have a really nutritious protein shake I use and I usually add lots of leafy greens, shredded carrots, and banana. Sometimes Ill add some different berries and fruits. I am really watching my vitamin and nutrient intake. I started taking a B-complex. I've actually noticed a difference since using it. I also try to get in some sunshine every morning. I read an article ... Tue, 6 May 2014 13:01:04 EST Complete Body Cleanse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647870 So I've done a few cleanses in the past. They actually really helped me through a plateau I was at after I was pregnant with my daughter. I had a stubborn 10 or so pounds that refused to budge. I did a 9 day cleanse and of course lost some right away. The great thing I noticed was it seemed that my metabolism sped up. I continued to lose over the course of the next few months. It also really helped with my cravings and energy. I ended up doing it again a few months later. That was the only ti... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:00:32 EST Off today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639806 I feel a little off today... I worked out the past two days and plan on doing just that tonite. Never the less, I still feel like I've been a little lacking in the food dept. I went grocery shopping yesterday and got everything I needed. I feel bad because I haven't had a greens shake in a few days. Gotta get on the ball and start that again. I think Im going to have one for dinner. Then tomorrow I will have one for breakfast... I might start working out 2 times a day. I feel so good after, e... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:26:57 EST Home Gym! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638542 So we got all our equipment last week for the gym. Last night we moved and cleaned my friends garage out and set everything up. We still need to hang the punching bag and get the bike from my other friend. We worked out 30 mins. I went a little longer than my friend cause I did the stepper first. It was really nice. I broke a bit of a sweat and my legs were burning. Surprisingly Im not sore today. I'm actually kinda bummed about that. Even though I hate going through the quads of fire, it mak... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:12:27 EST Happy Happy Happy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636071 So I decided to weigh in today just to have a bit of a starting weight this year. It said 147.8. No loss, I know, in months. BUT! Its also no gain. I have successfully stayed at this weight since last September. Through the holidays and everything. <BR> <BR> I read an interesting article in the past. They had 2 groups of people. One set was put on a weight loss and diet regimen right away. The other set had to maintain their current weight for 5-6 weeks before they started actively trying t... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:06:43 EST I am in love!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633536 With my Magic Bullet! I wrote a little about it in my last blog. I think its one of my favorite Christmas gifts ever! I use it just about every morning. Its perfect because I've never been a big breakfast person. I love being able to get so much nutrition in. Its also fun to play with. <BR> <BR> So far I try to get as much as I can into it. I usually fill have the canister with kale and spinach. Then I fill the other half with a 1/4 banana, pineapple bits, raspberries, blueberries, and shre... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:49:05 EST Hi Sparkfriends!! Been awhile... Quick update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632949 So I am happy to report Ive maintained around 147-148 since I last was on here. I am also still in the same pair of jeans. I am eating pretty healthy too. I got a magic bullet for Christmas and use it almost everyday. Its great. I'm really gonna try and start moving forward though. I would love to drop one more pants size and possibly get into the 130s by this summer. One of my best friends moved next door to me and we are using some of our tax return to put together a gym in her garage. We g... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:14:30 EST Plan of attack!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480665 So I decided to weigh in this morning. I was really nervous considering how bad my eating has been. Thankfully it wasn't as bad as I expected. I weighed in at 147.6... <BR> <BR> So my first goal focus is reaching 140. I would love to reach this goal by the end of October. Seven pounds in about 2 months.. If I work hard I can do this! It seems for me, getting to the 130s has been the bane of my existence the past year or so. I know 130 is my goal weight, but, I really am looking forward to b... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:55:46 EST So I lost my spark :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478915 Need to find it again! <BR> I don't really know what happened. I've just had a bad month or so. August was definitely a month I wish I could redo healthwise. Some physical stress combined with some money stress seems to have knocked me down for a bit. I am determined not to let it keep me down though! I have been eating extremely bad the past couple weeks. I mean bad! Junk food galore over here! Part of it is money related and another part is laziness. I really have no excuse. <BR> <BR> So... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 20:02:52 EST It's been a bit!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445448 Took a little hiatus from Spark for a few weeks. Not really on purpose, just trying to be more intuitive. Don't get me wrong I LOVE spark and all it's tools, sometimes I feel like I rely a little too much on them. Im happy to report that I have not gained any weight since I stopped. I may not have lost any either, but, atleast I know I can maintain without logging in everyday... Anyway, I am ready to start kicking some butt. I'm going camping at the lake in a few weeks, my birthday is Sept 11... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:44:54 EST Dear Weekend, You are Fired! Sincerely, Me..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420888 Why do I get so off track on the weekends! I feel like I undo all my hard work from the week each time! So annoying.... I'm leaving for camping tomorrow morning and I am hoping to do okay. It'll be hard being away from home for 3 days... Outta my organized comfort zone! Gonna pray I do well... Wish me luck!!! Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:44:08 EST TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419064 Happy to report I've had a great week. Didn't get a lot of exercise, but, I really did an overhaul on my diet. I also got a set of those brita water bottles. I love them, definitely worth the money. Now I don't have to buy bottled water and I can get water from basically anywhere. Love that! I've done really well with keeping sugar out of my diet. I've had a few slip ups, but, overall I've done MUCH better than previously. I'm hoping to keep this progress going through the weekend. I'm going ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:03:11 EST Having a very productive Monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414764 I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July Weekend. I did, it was so fun. I wasn't very healthy though. <em>39</em> I decided today I would really buckle it down and get back on track. <BR> <BR> Mondays have been prep days for me lately. Today I did devotionals, cleaned my house, went grocery shopping, and am in the process of food prepping for the week right now. It's nice to get everything organized. I chopped and sliced celery, cucumbers, and carrots. I'm making quinoa as I type, and,... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 20:15:32 EST No self control!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408670 Seriously, I am having serious issues with my self control lately. I don't have very many junk food items in my house, but, man when I do get my hands on the ones I do have, I go crazy! Example, there was a big bag of cooler ranch doritos for $1! I decided to buy them for my husband. <BR> I think I ended up eating more than he did! I just didn't stop! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I am in serious need of a kick in the butt! We are going through a horrible heatwave right now. All weekend it w... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 14:28:49 EST Happy Thursday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403723 So I am weighing in tomorrow. I am hoping to report some good news! I've had a much better week this week. I've eaten really clean, I've had a few slip-ups, but, I think I am pretty much on point with everything. I feel a lot better and even started squats and lunges again. Those exercises are so effective for me. If I can atleast do those I feel so much better. I'm going to the gym tonite since it is blazing hot today. I will do my arms and abs today, plus I am going to do a 5k on the treadm... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:56:07 EST Why hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396326 Just realized it's been a bit since I last blogged. I'm not gonna lie, I have lost a little momentum... I've been trying to stick to healthy eating. It's been okay since I have no bad food in my house. My appetite's been a lil crazy though. I've definitely had the urge to go to the store and buy cookies a couple times LOL... It's close to TOM so it's really hard around this time for me sometimes. I've been going through a lot of family stuff the past couple weeks. I need to get it together th... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:58:32 EST Happy Monday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384969 Today is my first day for Turbo Fire!! I am actually waiting for my hubby to get home from work so he can watch the girls before I do it. I've had a great start though. I went grocery shopping for all my food for the week. I am prepping for a lot of stuff to make eating healthy a lot easier. I am going to try and make Sundays the days I do this, but, yesterday I was gone ALL day long so I didn't get a chance. I love how healthy my grocery cart looks now. I also got a few extra healthy things ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:47:56 EST Positive Outlook.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381603 Since my last blog was a little negative I decided to post another blog today. A more positive one. I have so many things to be grateful and positive about. The first one is really important. My husband is really starting to focus on living healthier and getting fit. He is on 2 softball teams now, playing outfield, and he has started to go to the gym after work with a friend. Luckily, his friend is a semi pro wrestler and is training him. He seems to be happy about it. So am I. He is now sta... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:51:14 EST Weigh-in Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381457 So I did it. I weighed in for the first time since last month. I haven't tracked a weigh-in since April. I was at 143 last month. April I was 141. Now I am 146! I am not very happy. I can't use the excuse of extra muscle cause I know it is not. I need to get my butt on track. Not weighing in will only work if I don't use it as an excuse to slip here and there. You would think I would atleast stay the same weight. I know Im not eating thousands of extra calories. I don't get how I've gained b... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:28:22 EST Today's Plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380368 -Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> -Track my food <BR> -Food prep for the next few days <BR> -Dye my hair <BR> -Exercise: <BR> Burpees <BR> Lunges <BR> Squats <BR> Push-ups <BR> Dips <BR> Bicep Curls <BR> Lateral Raises <BR> Side bends <BR> Leg Lifts <BR> <BR> Just do it!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2146637183.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 13:05:58 EST Keep pushing!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379233 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l266445143.jpg"> <BR> Don't give up! We can do it!!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:57:58 EST Complacency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378111 I am going to be honest with myself. I have become super complacent. I am so over it. I don't want to start backsliding. I don't mind plateauing here and there, but, there is a difference between that and being complacent. I just looked up the definition of complacency. Here's a good description that really resonated with me: <BR> <BR> "a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of, or unconcerned with, unpleasant realities or harmful possibilities; self-satisfaction; smugn... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:11:47 EST Today Reset... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372622 I think the long weekend really got me sidetracked. Well today is gonna be a good day. I wasn't prepared yesterday. I really needed to grocery shop and didn't get it done until the late afternoon. I have a great meal and exercise plan for today already. I am drinking water right now and am going to get at least 8 glasses in today. I ran out of water so I didn't get enough the last couple days. That is always the worst for me. Water is so important. So I am really going to focus on that today.... Thu, 30 May 2013 13:37:16 EST Back to life! Challenge Day 9... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370467 So I had a really nice memorial day weekend. It was nice to get a 3 day weekend with the husband. For memorial day we went to my brother in laws house and hung out with my husbands side of the family. It was a lot of fun.. I brought salad stuff and my father in law brought steak and salmon to grill. It was really yummy. I didn't eat my greatest over this weekend. I tried to get in more water yesterday. I did have salad and salmon for dinner so that's not too bad. I didn't track at all so I ha... Tue, 28 May 2013 13:43:41 EST I need to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366667 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1877480844.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seriously! I really need to. Yesterday I had no reason not to. I need to stop thinking and do it! I can give a million reasons to put it off. Getting down to it, I could have been done with them in less time than it takes to give those excuses. Squats and lunges are 2 minutes out of my day. Yes I may despise every second of those minutes, but, its only 2 minutes!! So self, shut up and do it! <BR> <BR> <img src=... Fri, 24 May 2013 11:39:28 EST Challenge Day 3 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365955 So yesterday I decided to take a rest day on my legs and arms. I did do a few ab exercises though. Im glad I gave my legs a rest though cause I woke up this morning and they were still a lil sore. Think they needed a break. I think I will break up my 2 rest days now. I originally planned for the weekend off. I think I will take just sat or sun off now. Not both. Anyway, I did well with my eating, was a little under on my water intake though. Other than that I feel great! <BR> <BR> Yesterday... Thu, 23 May 2013 17:58:22 EST Challenge Day 3! Im on fire!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364617 So yesterday was Day 2 and I did really well. I completed the first set of my exercises. Went walking around the mall with a friend. Drank all my water, and was on point with the eating part of my challenge. I've changed the breakfast I usually have. Before I would have cheerios with half a banana and a 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of blueberries. I've been using almond milk too. I've been trying to limit my dairy just to see if I notice anything. I think it might be helping. Anyway, yesterday I scramble... Wed, 22 May 2013 13:10:20 EST First day of challenge successes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363544 So the first day of my challenge went pretty well. <BR> I completed the the first set of exercises. Well I did not do the bicycle crunches. I did do and extra set of leg lifts though. I completed some of the other exercises for the second set, but, not all. <BR> I did: <BR> 1 set: 40 lunges w/ 10lbs <BR> 1 set: 40 squats <BR> 2 sets: 15 push-ups <BR> 2 sets: 15 dips <BR> 1 set: 10 burpees <BR> 3 sets: 15 leg raises <BR> 2.5 mile walk <BR> <BR> I drank 8 glasses of water. I had 1363 calori... Tue, 21 May 2013 13:52:55 EST Challenge Day 1 and a great NSV!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362276 So today I start my 2 week challenge. I'm pretty excited. I got my good friend to start doing it with me too. She's already my walking buddy... So today here's the plan. <BR> <BR> Twice today: <BR> 40 lunges w/10lbs <BR> 40 squats <BR> 15 push ups <BR> 15 dips <BR> 10 burpees <BR> 120 bicycle crunches <BR> 15 lying leg raises <BR> <BR> Once: <BR> 3 mile walk <BR> <BR> 8+ glasses of water <BR> 1300-1400 cals <BR> 80g+ protein <BR> 30g+ fiber <BR> 10+ servings of ... Mon, 20 May 2013 12:36:39 EST Fun lil chat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359571 My daughter is 4 years old now.. She has started to use what I like to call "emotional warfare" to get what she wants. Tantrums don't work and neither does whining, so her being the smart child she is has resorted to using "emotions". It is so funny and at the same time heartbreaking. When I tell her she can't do/have something she puts on a sad face and tells me how I am really hurting her feelings. Or I am hurting her heart. Or I am being mean to her. She even will squeeze out a few tears a... Fri, 17 May 2013 17:53:45 EST Two Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358708 So I always do monthly challenges. I tend to do well for about 2 weeks and then I tend to either stop or get lazy with it. Then I never feel like I should be proud of myself. I mean I did do well for the first half so I should be happy about that. So with the knowledge of this I am going to try a 2 week challenge. Here's the plan. <BR> <BR> **5 Days a Week: <BR> Twice a day: <BR> 40 lunges w/10lbs <BR> 40 squats <BR> 15 push ups <BR> 15 dips <BR> 10 burpees <BR> 120 bicycle crunches <BR> 15 ... Thu, 16 May 2013 15:05:20 EST Much better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357434 So yesterday was a better day. Not perfect. I did end up eating a slice of strawberry pie lastnite, but, it fit into my calories. Plus it was made with fresh strawberries so I could count it as a fruit, right?? LOL <BR> <BR> Anyway, I ate pretty good yesterday. I drank a lot of water and got in some ST. I even made my dinner for 3 nites. I think I am going to start doing this for my dinners now. It really helps me make smarter choices at the end of the day when I start to feel a little lazy... Wed, 15 May 2013 12:40:16 EST Tuesday start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356281 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l816551358.jpg"> <BR> Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> So yesterday I got a lot done around the house like I set out to do. Unfortunately, my eating was awful. Seriously BAD! I haven't had a day like that in a long time. I hate when that happens. <BR> So, I just planned and tracked all my meals for the day right now. I need to run out and get myself some water. I plan to walk 3 miles tonite and do my strength training. Also I'm going to take my d... Tue, 14 May 2013 12:18:50 EST Blahhh.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355233 Well I had an interesting weekend. I actually drank too much alcohol. I didn't get sick or hungover, I just always feel yucky and lil off when I do drink. I went out Friday night, and then had an all day BBQ on Saturday. Both involved having a bit of the sauce. Yesterday I didn't drink any alcohol though, even though we had another BBQ. I did indulge in a lil too much food. Mother's day bfast, pizza lunch by the pool, then a BBQ with friends. I gave myself a bit of a free pass yesterday with ... Mon, 13 May 2013 13:37:23 EST Weigh-in Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352268 So today was my Weigh-in day test. The scale hasn't gone down. It hasn't gone up in 2 weeks, but, it's gone up a bit since last month. It's pretty discouraging. So I am going to put the scale away for a bit. Atleast another couple weeks or so. Maybe even until June. I know I am still getting smaller by how my clothes fit and my body feels. I also now know that the scale isn't the greatest thing for me right now. I swear after I weighed I looked at myself differently. Which is crazy cause I tr... Fri, 10 May 2013 14:44:40 EST Fears... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351089 So right now I am really reaping the benefits of living healthy and adding in exercise. I am getting really good results and I know its just a matter of time before I reach a good point. I'm just so scared of maintenance. I'm also scared of never reaching my goal. Well, not in the sense that I can't do it physically. More mentally. I don't want to never be satisfied with the way I look. I'm really trying to be okay with liking how I look. This may sound strange. I don't know, maybe Im nuts. I... Thu, 9 May 2013 14:40:28 EST Weigh-in day Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349903 So I am feeling fit and strong from all the ST I've added into my workout routine. I also feel like a have more energy to do things. I live in a Tri level which basically is fancy for "A LOT OF STAIRS" LOL. I must go up 50 flights of stairs a day. I actually do not mind it all. I kind of like it. It's exercise I do ALL day. With all this added ST I really notice my leg muscles and glutes when climbing said stairs. It's pretty cool. <BR> <BR> To get to the point. I feel good! I feel like I'm... Wed, 8 May 2013 13:40:54 EST I have a butt apparently! LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347437 At a BBQ with friends yesterday I was telling my 2 girlfriends how I was doing a lot of squats and lunges lately. I said "Just wait a few weeks and my butt is going to be amazing!" LOL My friend looked down and said "OMG you have a butt now! Liz you never have a butt!" Hahahaha!! I love it! I guess all this exercising is paying off... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1135747375.jpg"> Mon, 6 May 2013 13:14:55 EST It all works out.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346282 So lastnite wasn't the greatest. A huge blow out between the hubs and I happened. You know the kind where all the stuff that kind of bugs you comes out and you're more stubborn than mad. It was one of those long, going nowhere arguments. Neither of us felt we were in the wrong so it was a pretty back and forth pointless argument. I hate fighting. I have no problem sticking up for myself, but, I don't like being in an argument for a long period of time. Im a very "quick to forgive" person so i... Sun, 5 May 2013 13:24:42 EST Venting blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345742 This doesn't really have anything to do with health or fitness, but, I just wanted to vent... <BR> <BR> I'm really irritated with my husband right now. We went to Disney on Ice with our daughter and had a great time. Before we left he found out from a friend that one of his "favorite" bands was playing in town. Mind you we've been together almost 7 years and I have never heard him speak the name of this band. He said we should try and get a sitter and go see them. Well since it is tonite tha... Sat, 4 May 2013 22:52:42 EST I did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344507 I had a GREAT day yesterday! I ate in my ranges, drank all my water, and strength trained... I did 2 sets of 12 lunges each leg, 1 set of 30 squats, and 2 sets of 12 push-ups. Oh and I also did 120 bicycle crunches. Today Im going to do 3 sets of lunges and push-ups, 2 sets of squats, and possibly 2 sets of the bicycle crunches. I also just got back from a 2.3 mile walk with a friend. I love when I'm on track like this. Makes me wonder how I get off track in the first place. When you do good ... Fri, 3 May 2013 14:39:44 EST I am DONE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343243 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l24832227.jpg"> <BR> The weekend wasn't the greatest. Monday was a REALLY bad eating day. The past 2 days I did good until dinner and then I went crazy.... <BR> Today will be a GOOD day. One I will be proud of tomorrow. I will stop sabotaging myself right now! Hormones suck! Usually I am bad the few days before TOM, but, the bad choices and cravings have trickled into the few days beyond. Well, I am DONE! I need to start focusing and not get ... Thu, 2 May 2013 12:33:42 EST Feeling a little down.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340858 Not sure why I seem to have lost my motivation. I started TOM yesterday so I know a lot of how I'm feeling is directly related to hormones. I feel a little "Eh...".. You know that kind of blah feeling. I don't really want to do anything. Yesterday I ate HORRIBLE! I know what I do during these times is very important.. I can't always rely on motivation... So I'm trying to make smart choices regardless if I want to. So here's todays plan. <BR> <BR> Go grocery shopping <BR> Drink water <BR> Eat... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:21:54 EST Why did I buy those cookies!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335306 Ugh! So I committed a not very smart act yesterday.... <BR> <BR> Considering TOM will be here in a couple days (TMI sorry) my self control and resistance are not really strong... <BR> I went grocery shopping yesterday for my usual healthy foods. I live by the rule of "outta sight, outta mind". Especially during this time of month. Sure, I have cravings. If its not in the house I usually won't leave my house to get it though. So, during this trip for some reason I chugged my little cart thro... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:48:45 EST Just for laughs LOL ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334305 Hahaha! This was me last week! Made me laugh when I saw it... I wish I thought of singing it then.... LOL! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1628283159.jpg"> <BR> <em>246</em> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:20:20 EST All the cool kids.... ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332866 I love seeing that a lot of my friends are jumping on the healthy train. Lately on Facebook and instagram a lot of my friends are talking about trying to be healthier. They are constantly posting the healthy meals they are eating and different workouts they've done. It is awesome! When I started trying to get healthy (the right way) at the end of 2011 there weren't a lot of people I knew doing it. I had a few here and there, but, now it seems everyone I know is trying to change their lifestyl... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:27:21 EST