MARRYPOPPINJO's SparkPeople Blog MARRYPOPPINJO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community having a rough time Feeling pretty down about myself right now.. I have had a major slip back on my weight loss journey.. this last friday I had a whole medium pizza to myself and then on Monday I had half of a medium pizza to myself.. then yesterday I had mcdonalds.. not to mention I only worked out once this week.. So I am pretty sure that I have gained back some of the weight that I worked so hard to lose :( I keep saying that tomorrow I will go to the gym but in this case tomorrow doesn't seem to be getting... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 01:29:33 EST only down from here I really have nothing to big to write about.. did a two hour workout yesterday and moved my reps up to two sets of 30.. was definitely feeling the burn all day yesterday.. doing pretty good today.. was supposed to go to the gym today but the gym is way acrossed town and well I just didn't have enough gas to go all the way out there.. which sucks.. my workout buddy had to workout alone today oh well.. I suppose i will have to do some working out here around the house.. which never really works... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:34:31 EST under 450!!!!! So my dad has started his weightloss journey and he needed to go weigh himself.. So even though my weigh in day is not untill the 31st I took him with me to the doctors office and we both weighed in.. I lost another 7 pounds which brings me to a total of 15 pounds.. woot woot.. very excited especially since I went over the goal for the month.. my nutritionist said 4-6 lbs for the month.. I feel awesome Fri, 25 Jul 2008 15:17:31 EST ever so thankful Going through a life style change is never easy.. cutting out this and adding that.. it doesn't sound all that hard but taking the words and putting them into action is very difficult.. I am so lucky to have people in my life that are there for me and willing to help me reach my goals.. My workout buddy Rick is a definite inspiration to me.. he is doing so well with his journey and is trying to keep me up on reaching my goals.. He sends me a text message almost every time he goes to the gym... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:04:20 EST back at it... :) I have been out of town for a while so I haven't been able to make it to the gym but I am gonna be going in about an hour here with my workout buddy so thats awesome... umm while I was on my mini vacation I did really well sticking to my diet.. even during the family picnic!! which I tell ya what I was really fretting over that one.. how was I gonna stick to the diet with all that picnic food right in front of me... well I had a hamburger and 1 teaspoon of everything else.. then loaded half o... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:29:30 EST blah blah blah!! well I am pretty upset with my workout buddy so I am back to working out by myself which is okay with me I guess. I have been looking everywhere for my MP3 player and can't seem to find it everywhere and listening to music makes working out so much easier.. The time goes by so much faster when listening to music. I think I finally have the diet part of my journey under control and I found that I can still eat good foods which I find to be just awesome! I have been longing for fat foods so ... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:17:01 EST back on track I haven't been to the gym much lately because I have been in quite a bit of pain.. but today I went back to the gym and spent 2 hours there.. feeling quite good about myself right now... I stayed under 1000 calories like the doc said to.. oh and Rick my workout buddy and I have started a workout challenge to go to the gym each day till the end of the month.. I am actually really looking forward to it.. so yeah thats about it for now... not much else to say really Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:44:56 EST first weight loss So I have lost 8lbs and am ever so excited about it.. I went to the gym yesterday and the day before.. and plan on going on a long walk today.. I meet with my nutritionist the other day and he gave me some very interesting tips that should help me along the way.. I am just elated about the weight loss.. the doc said I should shoot for 2-6 more lbs to be gone by the 31st so hopefully I can achieve that goal... My dad has started walking at night and I decided to walk with him.. on top of ... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 11:38:25 EST dieting I still hate the word diet but I use it... I haven't really started dieting yet. Have been focusing on the working out part of weight loss... Just recently I have been trying to focus more and more on the diet. I went out and bought a whole bunch of low calorie foods and tried them out yesterday. Most of the stuff was pretty good actually I was pretty surprised by how good they tasted.. I even got Ice cream!! and its only 100 calories woot woot!! I have been getting plenty of water but I... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:56:26 EST slacking so I have been slacking on the blogging part of my journey.. havent been to the gym in the last couple of days but have been working out at home.. today I went to the pool with my kids woot woot.. had lots of fun... I wanted to do some laps but unfortunately the pool was packed beyond belief so i did a lot of treading water didnt have much room to go very far. Yesterday I went shopping one store right after the other and by the time we were done I was totally pooped.. shoppin is a work out I ... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 23:22:42 EST lazy lazy lazy Feeling pretty lazy today.. infact I didn't even want to blog thats how bad it is.. But I have been trying to do a daily blog so here it is... I don't want to do anything today just sleep and yet I haven't done that either.. I took a sleeping pill last night and I know better because every time I take one I end up feeling like this.. I just wanted to sleep and sleep well.. since I have been working out I seem to wake up every 20 minutes ugh and its annoying.. So here I am having a lazy day..... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:37:32 EST pain.. Pain I tell ya who would have thought that just taking one day off from working out would bring so much pain... I went back to the gym today decided to not waste another day.. anyway i was in so much pain the whole time there.. I was trying hard to finish my hour of cardio but had to stop 5 minutes short of the hour.. And im not gonna start complaining about 5 minutes.. I think I did awesome today. I started doing crunches with this one machine and added a new leg machine.. I decided to start doing weights... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:39:01 EST Whoa Look At The Fat Lady!! lol so last night when comming out of the movie rental place this little boy saw me and said whoa mom look at the fat lady... for the first time ever it really didn't bug me at all... I think its because I know it will change this time. I felt so bad for his mother though.. she went through four different shades of red in just seconds lol. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was not a very good day for me though... I took my son to the doctor and decided to weigh myself while I was there. (was gonna wa... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:39:31 EST 2 hour workout!!!! so today I go to the gym day 8 in a row... I did an hour on the treadmill.. I have never gone that long without taking a break somewhere in the middle, but today one full hour without stopping. I even pushed myself and got up to 3.0 mph for little bit that was awesome. Man my heart was pupping... soon enough 3.0 will be nothing for me lol. went and did my weights even added a couple of machines and up'd my weights by 5 so now I am doing 40 lbs woot woot.. but im definitely feeling it righ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:37:16 EST ups... and... downs I did a 45 minute workout on the treadmill today but I pretty much took it easy.. this was day 7 in a row and well I am pooped lol I kept the speed pretty low and just coasted along. Rick went with me today and he plans on going 5 days a week now.. which is just awesome... I seem to push myself a little more when he is with me.. probably because he is going with a huge incline and running.. lol I still stick with my regular pace I kick it up a notch here and there trying to get a little fast... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 23:47:50 EST forgetting to eat means no energy lol so I have been tired all day just totally worn out and i have been wondering why I am so down.. well I know why I didnt eat enough today. .. As of right now I have only had 180 calories and that was this afternoon right after working out. ugh the thing is I am not even hungry they say dont eat if your not hungry but I think I should make an exception this time. Oh and I decided to go work out tomorrow after all it will make a whole 7 days in a row so yeah I am gonna do it.. I just need... Sat, 21 Jun 2008 22:38:59 EST totally wiped out I did another workout today, Rick (friend) went with me. I like when he goes to the gym with me, having someone to talk to certainly changes everything about the gym. It just doesn't seem like so much work and thats always good. We had a pretty good workout bout an hour and a half.. I stopped 5 minutes short of the half hour mark just couldn't go anymore. I am feeling pretty pooped right now. maybe tomorrow would be a good day to just stay home and rest. Considering I have been to the g... Sat, 21 Jun 2008 17:08:49 EST Triumph!! Today I finally made it to doing an hour of cardio!! woot woot I am on such a high right now. I worked out for a total of and hour and a half today and Let me tell ya what I feel damn good about myself right now :) go me go Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:26:10 EST ugh I am in pain So my last blog was about a workout plan that the trainer gave me.. I am happy to say that I have been to the gym everyday this week doing that exact plan. I have been kicking some butt I tell ya what. When I started at the gym a couple months ago I did 15 minutes on the treadmill and I had to stop a few times during that 15 minutes. When I was done with that 15 minutes I felt like I was gonna die. Well now I do around 40 minutes of treadmill I have added weight training into the whole pic... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 22:42:59 EST quick start So I finally did that quick start at the gym.. they take you through the machines you should be using and show you how to use them.. I worked out for a whole hour today which is definitely a big step for me considering that I was only doing about 15- 30 minute workouts before.. The trainer set me up with a work out plan that I am really gonna try to keep. Right now my whole body hurts.. shows I had a good workout.. feeling pretty good about it ;) Sat, 7 Jun 2008 16:53:21 EST eh well I am a few days in on the journey and I suppose I could be doing better... fast food must stop!! I have an appointment in the morning to learn how to use all the equipment at the gym.. kind of nervous about that... why is it that all the people at the gym are fit?? lol I am seriously the only fat person there makes me a little uncomfortable.. no okay alot uncomfortable... Some of the machines I am afraid to use because you have to put all your weight on one side just to get on the damn ... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 00:53:22 EST 1st day Well Today is the first day of Jo's Journey I suppose. I would like to say that I'm ever so excited about this but that is just not the case. I wish I could just skip all the hard work and get right to the results lol but that isn't gonna happen. I am looking forward to the end result though whatever that may be. I really want to be able to run and chase my children and right now I can't even do a real jog so I definitely have some improving to do. I suppose thats all for day one of my e... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 22:26:57 EST