MAGGIEX3UK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MAGGIEX3UK MAGGIEX3UK'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/ A much needed update...back in London http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637034 Hi guys =) <BR> Long time no see...I'm very aware of that =/ Soooooo much has happened, from being without internet for about 2 months to moving back to the UK...so much! The 8th of March will be my first month back in London. <BR> <BR> As far as being healthy and eating right, i'm still tugging along. The first two weeks back were probably the worst. I was jet lagged and just tired and also trying to sort things out, but this week i started to workout again! I have no gym which sucks as i w... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:41:53 EST More art work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399570 For those who don't know, i like to draw so here are some of my recent peices. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1514726941.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A boy on instagram asked me to draw him so i did. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1015623604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696687636.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1214590891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 21:47:07 EST My gym dilemma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396541 I wrote this on a good friends blog and she gave me some awesome advice ;) But here's my problem: <BR> <BR> I've changed my gym time because i'm avoiding one of the guys who made reference to me gaining weight. I don't feel comfy around him and i don't want him to piss me off which is why i drag myself outta bed at 4:50 to go to the gym it's soooo hard though =?. I finish around 6:20 so i don't see him when he gets there. It sucks i do this, but i'm not mentally at that level where i don't c... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:17:52 EST Allow me to re-introduce myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389434 My name is Mag, Oh, M-to-the-A-G... <BR> <BR> Anyway, all jokes aside i'm coming back to Spark. A place where i was surrounded by positivity and people especially women striving to achieve the very goals i had. <BR> <BR> I kept away from Spark because i was ashamed. Ashamed i had let life and depression get in my way. Ashamed i gained plus 75 lbs...i couldn't face the very people who saw something in me. Anyway, it's took me a while, but i realize where my priorities lay. I want my health ... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:02:39 EST Bunch of nerves already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298717 A tradition for my church on Good Friday is for seven young adults to each talk about Jesus's last sayings on the cross. I've missed it the past two as there was others in front of me, but due to a few of our young adults going off to college i have to talk. <BR> <BR> ::insert scream:: <BR> <BR> I HATE speaking in public let alone on the subject I got given, "I thirst" John 19:28 <BR> I'm so overwhelmed already. I guess all i want is just deliver what i get from it. I don't want to be deep ... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:23:34 EST I.Love.Oats.And.Bananas! (with pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294014 Ahhh Oats, how i love you. You leave me full and taste so yummy. The same could be said for bananas. So ripe, so yummy, so everything to me =) <BR> <BR> I've been experimenting with my breakfast's using oats, and bananas and it's been pretty amazing. It's amazing what one can do with a few ingredients. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726740930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *The picture to my left was my first time making oat pancakes. It's pretty simple a cup or 1/2 cup o... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:50:00 EST Why hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281584 It's been quite a long time since I've been on Spark. A while ago, Spark just got too much for me. People started annoying me and i just needed to get away. I used to read blogs about people leaving for various reasons in particular "it being too much". I never quite understood it then, but i do now. It's almost like a pressure to keep in contact with everyone, to comment on blogs etc. Then there's the feeling of supporting others, but not getting it back. <BR> <BR> First and foremost i just... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:32:12 EST Whey protein dilemma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178739 For Christmas i only asked for 2 things. A sketch pad and protein powder. <BR> I picked out six star vanilla cream whey protein. <BR> <BR> I should start off by saying, i should have done BETTER research before buying a powder as a first time user. I mainly looked at reviews and made my decision. At first, i was going with a brand called 100% pure protein vanilla cream sold at Walmart, but after seeing a YouTube review calling the taste disgusting i backed away. Although it had god reviews ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:47:45 EST New art piece (pic inside) + ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171103 So here is my latest piece. It's a Christmas gift for someone. The last time i painted was 6 years ago for my art exam....a very long time. I dislike painting. It's my least favorite, but i really like this piece. If it wasn't a gift, i would have kept it for myself =) <BR> <BR> My rendition of a cherry blossom tree. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l677975492.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now onto the other things. I got hit with a bad cold last week and i'm just recovering. Befor... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:54:29 EST Half-way through shred and NSV's kind of blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164330 So! I'm on day 17 of the shred. Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> What can i say? <BR> <BR> Well, i can say Jillian is kicking my behind lol. Level 2 has become better. I remember day 1 of level 2 i literally wanted to throw in the towel. The plank/squat movements were lethal. They still are lethal, but i can do them. I especially love the chrome jacks. This Sunday i start level 3 so i'm pretty excited about that. If all goes to plan, i'll finish this on Christmas day...how fitting. Not quite sure if tha... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:55:41 EST Level 2 of 30 day shred. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159295 My.ass.was.kicked.by.Jillan <BR> I'm on day 12. <BR> <BR> Omgosh level 2 is no joke. From the plank work to doing the squats...man it's hard. I was using 5 lb dumbbells as that's all i have, but for some moves i'm using cans. I feel bad because doing it i was taking so much breaks. I know as i progress, i'll work on not taking as much breaks...but yeah my butt was kicked. <BR> <BR> I feel accomplished, but because i like doing things right the breaks i've been taking make me a little sad. T... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:38:45 EST Crazy/hurtful, but thank God for how he works http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159267 Wednesday night possibly was one of the most scariest things i've went through. As usual, my mom was on the computer. It was acting slow, so she turned it off thinking restarting it would make it run quicker. However, upon turning it on we we're greeted by a message saying that the FBI had locked our computer on accounts of terrorist acts, viewing of child ****nography and other accounts which my mom and i know we didn't go on any sites. In order for it to be unlocked, we had to pay $200 by m... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:17:08 EST Saturday + drawing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152003 Tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me sooo here is my plan of attack for it: <BR> <BR> *Do laundry <BR> *day 6 of shred <BR> *cardio!! 1 hour I think i'll aim for 2 miles and see what follows after =) <BR> *continue cleaning...did half of it today <BR> <BR> **all of the above will be done by 12** <BR> <BR> So i'll be able to... <BR> <BR> *watch my soccer match at 12:30 (5:30 pm UK time) <BR> <BR> After the game i'll... <BR> <BR> *make lasagna with my mom (first time doing this) <BR>... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:20:02 EST 30 day shred-Day 1 level 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148733 Yesterday i started the shred! <em>244</em> <BR> As usual i was nervous/excited. Excited about the results nervous because i know Jillian is going to kick my ass. <BR> <BR> I'll take measurements halfway through and at the end. <BR> <BR> So here are my starting measurements: <BR> <BR> Left thigh: 31" <BR> Right thigh: 31.2" <BR> Left arm: 16" <BR> Right arm: 15" <BR> waist: 40.5" <BR> Hips: 50" <BR> <BR> Quick question to those who've done the shred. Do you do it consecutive or do it... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:34:36 EST Am i over Spark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136351 So truth be told, Spark isn't doing anything for me as of lately. I only log on to track my fitness and occasionally keep in contact with whoever leaves a message/comment for me. I remember a year ago maybe shorter, i used to anticipate logging on here to see how everyone was doing. I needed Spark! I checked in every hour to see what was new. <BR> <BR> I guess somehow when i went through a tough phase i avoided Spark because i'd screwed up with my weight. Coming back, my Spark was quiet. Th... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:40:53 EST Don't take your progress for granted (pic included) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108246 It's funny that now i've gained i've realised how small i actually was. I look back and smile when i realised i could fit size 12 jeans, my size 14's were comfy, and my size 16's were baggy. I guess when i was at 169-171 i didn't think nothing, but now at +200, i'm like, "Woah." I don't why i didn't see how great i was doing until i gained weight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l634492358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The picture on the right was Christmas of last year when... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:30:04 EST "She's put it back on again..." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102408 Yes, i know have, no need to tell me something i don't know...geez! As a matter of fact, how about you tell it to my face than whisper it behind me back. Went to the gym today and that's what one of the old guys said. <BR> <BR> Honest truth is i'm not mad at what he said. I said this to myself, "Yes, i've put it back on again, but watch me while i take it off again!" I don't have time to get mad over someone's comments which simply serve as motivation. <BR> <BR> Plus, who is he to talk w... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:04:12 EST What i did while i was away (pics included) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101278 So i didn't just do nothing while i was away..i returned to one of my loves drawing! <BR> <BR> Birthday card i made for my mom's birthday <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l980653289.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Teddy bear <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968358163.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good old Charlie Brown and Snoopy! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l77995095.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Before of Angelina Jolie..i was always team Angie =) <BR> <i... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:16:45 EST Why hello... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097388 Wow! Can't believe i've been gone for sooo long. I've had ALOT of stuff going on and the last thing i've been concerned with is spark/all types of social media. Apologies to all that i just left and didn't say a word. I've been thinking about you all. When things mentally arn't well it just hard to be concerned about anything, but thankfully i'm operating much better now. I'm not in a low place anymore =) So yeah...hi guys =) Please accept my apologies Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:00:48 EST My drawings =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977791 Just wanted to share one of my passions with you all. <BR> I used to draw ALL the time, but somehow i stopped. Like anyone knows, it's hard to start something again after such a long time. Sooo finally after a two year absence i picked up my pencils are drew again. Not to mention i was inspired by fellow artist's on Instagram..i swear i can sit all day and scroll at the amazing artwork out there <BR> <BR> This is one of Lichtenstein's work...i feel in love with his pop art when i studied ar... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:53:33 EST My 100 workout challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958167 Soo i started the 100 workout challenge, which i'm pretty sure alot of you have seen. If not, here is what you do: <BR> <BR> 100 jumping jacks <BR> 90 crunches <BR> 80 squats <BR> 70 leg lifts <BR> 60 jumping jacks <BR> 50 crunches <BR> 40 squats <BR> 30 leg lifts <BR> 20 jumping jacks <BR> 10 minute run <BR> <BR> I do everything apart from the run at the end. <BR> I plan on doing it everyday, so far i'm on day 3. Day 1 i completed it in 25 minutes, and yesterday and today 23 minutes. This ... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:13:08 EST I don't know whats happened to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930708 I'm going through something right now and I don't quite know how to handle it. My body is not cooperating how I'd like it to. I give it my all yet no change...I feel like I'm treading on this fine line of giving up on myself. The only thing that's keeping me going is just mentally envisioning how I'll look like when I lose the weight. <BR> <BR> I don't like to feel defeated, but in this case I do. I feel like a letdown to myself and to those I've met on the way who've congratulated me on my ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 22:30:26 EST My crazy crush =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4828858 After 3 long, long months, i'm finally reunited with my love =) Ahh....feels good to see his smile, to see his eyes, and listen to his oh so crazy stories. I think i'm a little cuckoo in the head because i finished class today at 10:45 knowing that my crush was going to be driving the 12:43 bus. Sooo to waste time instead of standing for almost 2 hours at the bus terminal i went to the library =) <BR> <BR> I'd been thinking about this moment the whole of last week knowing i was going to see ... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:11:52 EST I found the perfect love song....fun blog =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824364 now i just have to find someone to share it with =) <BR> These past two weeks, i've been listening to Michael Buble 24/7 and i stumbled across "Everything" which was instantly put in my top 10 favorite songs...not to mention this man is GORGEOUS and his voice is oh so wonderful! <BR> <BR> Song #1: Everything- hands down this is my wedding song =) <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeKtB2EhdaE&<BR>feature=fvst </link> <BR> <BR> You're a falling star, you're the get away car. <BR> You'r... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 10:07:18 EST The "perks" to losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783416 My weight loss journey definitely took a significant impact on chest area...booo =/ lol. At first, i honestly was upset. And then i went through the phase of wanting bigger boobs...and then i realised something a few weeks back. <BR> <BR> Sorry if this is too much info for you guys, BUT my breast have become more perkier! <em>334</em> I thought they were meant to sag because people talk about how theirs have, but sure enough they perk! I swear, everytime i stand in the mirror i stare in a... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:20:26 EST I think i finally figured it out...help please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4745988 Ok. <BR> So lately, i have been going through a rough patch. I think what has kept me going is my determination to succeed and logging onto Spark to see how many of you are doing great. <BR> <BR> I hate to have to rewind, but this is where my story starts. Unfortunately, i feel off the wagon during Christmas and gained 8 lbs...eek. I had told myself it wasn't going to happen, but it did. In all honesty, i didn't beat myself up because i knew once i got back to eating right and exercising it... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:36:22 EST Before and After face picture after 70lbs GONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740230 Picture A: 247.7+, no neck <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l132276920.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Picture B: 170's and collar bone <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l593681794.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've come along way. I still have more to go, but hard work does pay off! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:46:39 EST I took a picture i actually like....woah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736704 I'm not a picture person. Matter of fact, i hate taking pictures partly because i never liked what i saw. I was always the one that when it came time for pictures i offered to take them. <BR> <BR> I'm very self conscious and it's something that is not going to go away just like that, but little by little i'm starting to appreciate me. <BR> <BR> So my birthday was yesterday...thankyou everyone who wished me a happy birthday. The wishes were greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> So here is the pict... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:06:01 EST February 1st- My first time running 1 HOUR straight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716490 Yup..today i ran for 1 hour straight. <BR> What pushed me? <BR> My emotions. <BR> <BR> I think i had the workout that everyone talks about...the one that is lead by anger and frustration. The one that helps relieve the pain of what you've just gone through. <BR> <BR> Prior to this run, i had just ate 2 mini chocolate chip muffins. I wasn't even going to go to the gym. I've never cried so much in my life to the point that my eyes were burning, sooo puffy, and no matter how much i washed my f... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:52:55 EST Ima need you not to look like what you are going through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656816 despite the pain, the crazy emotions, nothing going your way, feelings being hurt, feeling like crap.....ima need you not to look like what you are going through. <BR> <BR> A message that i'm going to hold in my heart. One of my pastors preached and that basically was what she titled her lecture. She had been going through hell and in the midst of it, God spoke those words, "Ima need you, not to look like what you are going through" That moment, her hair that was a mess she fixed up, the fr... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:10:35 EST Why are YOU on Spark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4643274 This really is a question that has been running raged in my mind. <BR> <BR> Obviously, alot of you, including myself would say, "I'm on spark because i want to lose weight. No to mention, it's a great website that offers support which i can receive and give back, great tips, trackers and other great information. <BR> <BR> My primarily reason for being here is because Spark is because of me. I log on every day to keep myself accountable of what i'm supposed to be doing....however, i find out... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:25:55 EST I'm making progress-down 78 lbs and in the 160's!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4633985 169.2! <BR> Yup! <BR> I'm officially in the 160's and i plan on not going back to the 170's. <BR> Of course it's going to be hard especially with Christmas right around the corner, but i'm going to find a right balance and enjoy myself. <BR> Last year i gained 10 lbs and i will not let a repeat of that happen. <BR> <BR> With that being said, i'm also down 78 pounds....holy moly that is alot! I still can't believe it...78 pounds...wow! That number is a huge eye opener to me, but i say it w... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:00:04 EST December 2nd- He gave me my first kiss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4609518 ...he lent in and pressed his lips against mine and kissed me...it was so magical and i'm reliving it up to now...i still have butterflies around thinking about my first kiss, his smell, the way he squeezed me, dazed into my eyes and wrapped his hands around my waist. <BR> <BR> December 2nd 2011, i will forget you not <em>2</em> <BR> It was worth waiting 21 years..and definitely a good way to end this year with a bang. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone =) Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:41:08 EST Ending this year with a BANG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4608625 Yup, that's right...i plan on taking action this December. <BR> <BR> It kind of gets to the point where when your not achieving anything it gets downright pitiful and i'm tired of that. I'm tired of going around in circles and circles as if i'm confused when i'm clearly not. I will not be like the children of Isreal who went around in circles in the wilderness forever! No m'am! Gosh darn it! ( i bet you're thinking who says that...i do lol) <BR> <BR> I'm ready to meet some goals! <BR> I'm... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 22:38:29 EST All mouth and NO action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602400 This is just a quick blog, but as i was sitting here on Spark, i thought about this term, "All mouth and NO action". <BR> <BR> I want to be in the 160's by this amount of time <BR> I want to eat more healthy <BR> I want to be able to wear a bikini by next summer <BR> I want to lose my tub of love aka my lovehandles (have to make humor out of it=) <BR> I want to run a half marathon <BR> I want... <BR> I want... <BR> I want... <BR> <BR> ...but what exactly am i doing to achieve these "wants"?... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:34:37 EST The day the mile turned into a warmup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4596746 Picture this...Sicily 1954... (Ma from the Golden Girls would always start this off before going into one of her crazy stories-bless her heart lol) <BR> <BR> But seriously, picture this...November 23rd is the day running one mile turned into a warmup not the goal of my workout. I never pictured this would happen for me...not in a million years. I'm so conditioned to watching the Biggest Loser and seeing them grow and running one miles as warmups with me sitting down laughing, "Pssh i could n... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:46:00 EST Behave yourself Maggie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583545 Happy Monday Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Just a quick catch up with how i'm doing. <BR> <BR> Last week i started Chris Freytag's xtreme 10 pound slimdown and i love it! This woman is amazing seriously! I thought i could never fall in love with another trainer other than jillian, but this woman just knows how to work the body. <BR> <BR> What i love about her that separates her from jillian comes in the form of REST. Both her and Jillians workouts are based on repeating circuits twice, but with Chr... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:42:53 EST I.Fell.Off.The.Train. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4567478 Yup, i fell off the train. <BR> <BR> I was doing so well too. I was on board for departing out of the 170's and arriving in the 160's, but i screwed myself up...badly. I allowed my problems to get in the way and before i knew it, invited potato chips, nutella, muffin cakes, cookies, and other stuff i usually don't crave have a celebration in my mouth. <BR> <BR> So much for starting November off with a bang right? <BR> <BR> I guess i'm writing this to be honest. When we make mistakes, we mu... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:47:03 EST Interesting fact-I've lost 32 lbs in a year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4562219 I love looking back at my old blogs to see the changes i've made and how far i've come. I have this funny thing that i do where i look back a year ago to see if i've wrote a blog on the same day and i compare it to now. <BR> <BR> Well, turns out that i wrote this on October 31st of 2010: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3752765 </link> <BR> <BR> To sum it up, i was sitting comfy at 203 looking to break through to onederland and meet a... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:32:01 EST Great week- down 3 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4557667 So i was 0.1 away from meeting my goal this week, but nonetheless i'm very happy to be at 171!!! Although my eating could have been better, i worked my butt off. This week made me realise that I MUST plan my workouts out ahead of time. When i plan my workouts , i'm more accountable to doing them. <BR> <BR> Goal for next week: 169- which is a 2 pound loss. <BR> <BR> I got this in the bag! <BR> <BR> Also, you know how people talk about having a "goal outfit" ? I kind of figured out what i wo... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:44:55 EST Plan of action for this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4549731 My mission 10 challenge by Thanksgiving has started off really s-l-o-w! TOM came last week, but it is gone so i can finally refocus. Needless to say, I AM DETERMINED! <BR> <BR> My goal for this week is 170, and here is my plan: <BR> <BR> Monday: *Elliptical- 45 min@level 8 <em>248</em> 482 cals burned! <BR> *6 round slimdown (strength training workout) <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: *Jillian 6 week 6 pack abs- level 2 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: *2 mile run-... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 20:43:19 EST This will make you laugh-5 deadly terms by a woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4548381 A friend of mine shared this on facebook and i just had to share it wih you all on Spark...Sooooo funny and soooooo true <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l950337416.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love all of them, but number 2,3,and 5 are my best =D Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:56:28 EST The "Perfect" Man (humor blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546660 Before the humor, the background stuff: <BR> <BR> First let me start off with saying, "It sucks wanting something you never had". <BR> <BR> That's kind of what i'm going through now...i find myself having a serious break down about someone that wasn't mine in the first place. Not to mention, it DOUBLE sucks when both sides are attracted to each other...ugh!And being TOM time, i just feel extra hormonal. For those who have been reading my blogs you all know about Gino. For those who don't kn... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:32:56 EST Thankyou Christina.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543332 for reminding me that i am beautiful. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, before i dropped my ipod and cracked it "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera was the song that played...man i love this song! You know they say how music speaks to you? Well, this song certainly did that, especially the chorus: <BR> <BR> I am beautiful no matter what they say <BR> Words can't bring me down <BR> I am beautiful in every single way <BR> Yes words can't bring me down <BR> So don't you bring me down today <BR> <BR> It got ... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:41:59 EST 10 pound challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532039 I joined the "Let's lose 'a turkey' challenge " which is a quest to lose 10lbs by November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving. Sooo that's roughly a month and a few weeks away. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 174 <BR> <BR> (scale went up from 171 due to my poor eating these few days) <BR> <BR> Goal weight: 164 <BR> <BR> Anyone reading this, feel free to hold me accountable to exercising and eating right. It's like whenever i'm nearing a milestone i screw things up for myself....just last week... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:01:49 EST Carbs+Chocolate+Cookies+etc ARE NOT the devil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528156 In all honesty, i get annoyed when people beats themselves up over eating cake, cookies, chocolate, pizza, and whatnot. It's like as soon as people commit to being healthy, they immediatly feel they have to banish these foods, and God forbide they eat one of these "so called bad foods" it's the end of the world when it really isn't. <BR> <BR> In all honesty, these sugars, chocolate, and carbs are not the devil ( Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin are devils in my books), and they are not evil. ... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:08:21 EST 75 pounds lost!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4513347 Yesterday i weighed in at 171.8, which equals 75.9 pounds lost!!! <BR> Am i doing a happy dance....? Heck yes, but for so many different reasons!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>185</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> . <BR> <BR> Reason number 1 for happy dance: <BR> <BR> Size 16's are too big and now i fit comfy into size 14 pants <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Reason number 2 for happy dance: <BR> <BR> Lane Bryant no longer does me justice...I went in there y... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 09:37:56 EST I feel goooooooooooood, and oh yeah he likes me (= http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506912 I feel good for soooooooo many different reasons. The girl who once hated looking at herself in the mirror can actually look in the mirror and not feel horrid. Granted, there are days when i feel "ugh", but for the most part i like what i see. So let me give you all a update as far as weight goes before i get into the guy stuff (which i've been talking about ALOT lately). <BR> <BR> I'm down to my lowest ever 174 <em>244</em> which equals 73.7 lbs gone FOREVER. As i'm getting smaller ( nev... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:37:46 EST Gino, flirting and possible "date" for me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498597 Just a quick blog, but i will say that i'm having a great Thursday. I saw Gino AGAIN today!! =) I've had the biggest crush on him for the past two years in which i've wrote blogs about our encounters and chemistry, but i realised that he's just eye candy. Well i hadn't seen him in a year and now his gorgeous face is back in my life (= He makes my tuesdays and thursday worth getting out of bed! <BR> <BR> Next, i got asked out to get get coffee or whatever by this guy..either way i was shocked... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:27:44 EST I wanted to share this song with you - Daughters by John Mayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4485320 Not my typical kind of blog, but i wanted to share this song with everyone as i've been listening to this song at least 10 times a day...great song...with great lyrics, a great meaning and sung by a true musician <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=osyRqD8-v2I </link> <BR> <BR> Please enjoy ! (= <BR> <BR> The lyrics: <BR> <BR> I know a girl <BR> She puts the color inside of my world <BR> But she's just like a maze <BR> Where all of the walls are continually changed <BR> And I've d... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:27:08 EST