MARSCK's SparkPeople Blog MARSCK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Finding Myself This journey has been about finding myself!! <BR> <BR> I have learned to make healthier food choices and take care of me first then others. I have found that when I fall of the wagon <BR> <BR> and eat that fast non healthy food all it takes is one great home made meal for me to ask what are we thinking the taste alone is so much better. <BR> <BR> I have never been a fan of working out or jogging/running but this year I did my first 5K and jogged almost the entire thing and LOVED it!! I ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:27:38 EST WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please support my facebook group by liking our photo!! <BR> <BR><BR>34124033268964&set=a.534123859935648.1<BR>40237.166791353335569&type=3&src=http%<BR><BR>os-prn1%2F36551_534124033268964_175390<BR>8911_n.jpg&size=679%2C960 <BR> <BR> It would be really appreciated!! <BR> <BR> Go Team Olive!! Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:33:25 EST Getting on Track!! I NEED to make today be the day I get back on track!! I have fallen and need to get back up!! <BR> <BR> I have been so wrapped up in school and other life issues that I have once again fallen to the bottom. Not only that but I have put on a few pounds :-( <BR> <BR> Today is the day to turn this around and start being that person I want to be and the person I was loving more and more every day. <BR> <BR> I CAN DO THIS!! Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:00:20 EST So mad at myself!! We are doing round two of biggest loser and I am so upset!! We had our first weigh in yesterday and I gained. How do I go from winning the last one and in the 11 weeks never being below the yellow line to being below on our very first weigh in. GRRR <BR> <BR> To make matters worse I am dealing with this horrible cold and can not breath much less work out. I don't dare attempt the gym because I don't want to spread it around and going up and down the stairs at home is leaving me winded. ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:53:51 EST Pop!! So I have an issue!! <BR> <BR> I know I should give up my diet soda but it is just so darn hard to do. It is even harder for me because the bottle says right on it zero calories. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on how to do this? <BR> <BR> Sometimes I am just so sick of water!! Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:00:29 EST Winner!! We started a biggest loser competition on 1/11/12 that ended today and I won!! <BR> <BR> There were 13 of us in all and although I wanted to lose 20 pounds and did not make it I still lost 18.3 and got first place winning the $260 first place prize money!! <BR> <BR> I have set my next goal and lowered it a bit as my weight loss has slowed down some. My next goal is to lose 8.3 pounds by 4/25/12. This is something I should be able to do no problem!! <BR> <BR> On to my next Journey... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:14:36 EST Loving the feedback!! Although it has been really great hearing co-workers and family tell me how good I look and ask how much weight I have lost it is so amazing to hear you are on the right track. I had an appt with Occupational Therapy today to work on some stuff for my migraines and when we talked about eating and exercise she was really pleased with where I was at. Obviously I can still do some tweaking but I am on the right track. Now we can focus on relaxation and stress relievers so I can get rid of the... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:47:57 EST Today I AM *Today I AM the priority! <BR> *Today I HAVE DECIDED to take a path of change. <BR> *Today I CHOOSE to improve my quality of life. <BR> *Today I AM SUCCESSFUL <BR> *Today I AM BEAUTIFUL!! <BR> ~Everyday is MY Today, because I am just that AMAZING!! <BR> <BR> I found this on another page and I wanted to share it. It was very well written. <BR> <BR> Thanks FUNNIROSI <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:11:23 EST HELP NEEDED!! Okay I have 4 weeks to loose 8.3 pounds!! <BR> <BR> How can I do this? I feel like I am in a rut. <BR> <BR> Looking for any good advice, run activities, or recipes. <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:37:48 EST Feeling the LOVE!! Had a great birthday weekend!! <BR> <BR> Had time to celebrate with friends with dinner and bowling on Saturday and it was a BLAST!! <BR> <BR> My AMAZING boyfriend got me a new bike for my birthday so I am stoked for nicer weather to get out and ride. <BR> <BR> Today I come to work and we are having angel food cake and strawberries to celebrate. Not only is this my favorite but healthier as well. <BR> <BR> To make it even better I have had at least 3 people comment on how good i look and... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:40:07 EST Migraines Got in to see the Neurology department today to confirm that my "tension headaches" are really Migraines. It sucks to hear this but I am glad I now and a diagnosis and a game plan and hopefully I can get on top of them. It is so hard to go day in and day out with a headache. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:03:19 EST Happy to have lost! So happy to get on the scale today and see I am down 1.1 lbs since last week. It is not as much as I was doing but it is something. We have 5 more weeks left of our biggest looser competition and I want to loose 9.6 more pounds to make my personal goal I set for this. This small loss this week has given me the inspiration I have lost the last few weeks. I know I CAN do this!! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:51:04 EST NEED TO GET BACK IN THE GROOVE!! Okay this week is the first week since the start of the year I have gained weight. Granted it was only .2 pounds it still went up not down. After 2 weeks of around 4 pounds and last weeks 2.5 it is a hard hit. <BR> <BR> I am still tracking but maybe not making the best choices. Still staying under but a lot of snacking that may not be necessary and not enough protein. <BR> <BR> Also have missed a few days at the gym not feeling good. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a new day and I need to get ... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:47:11 EST I think I am INSANE!! I think I may be insane!! I got invited to join the Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at school and have decided to join both. I am already so stressed and now I have added on more onto my plate. I just have to remember that this will look good when filling out my nursing application, bachelor's program application, and future jobs. Talk about becoming a new me!!! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:50:54 EST Rewarding myself! This weekend I treated myself to a pedicure with my mom for making it under 195. It was so nice to be pampered and to know I worked so hard for it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is our next weigh in for biggest looser and I DID NOT do so good this weekend. To much going on outside the home so it was hard to track. It is however life and I have to move on. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck!! We will see what the scale brings tomorrow!! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:56:56 EST Not a great day!! I don't know what it is but I am just really crabby and irritable today. I have decided I have busted my butt and worked really hard these last 2 weeks and I deserve a day of slack. I got myself a Latte this morning and we are having Davanni's Pizza for dinner!! I know this is not good but I need to do it and get it out of my system and start over again tomorrow. I really hope this does not screw my over completely for next weeks weigh. I guess I need to allow myself a bad day every now ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:22:38 EST Great Week!! Another great week!! Almost 4 pounds lost this week!! It is such an awesome feeling to know that all the hard work is paying off but I am scared for that time when it just all stops. I know it is going to happen soon and I worry about how I am going to overcome it. I guess for now all I can do is my best. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:44:04 EST Week 2 Tomorrow is our next weigh in for Biggest Looser at work. I am so nervous about this week. I feel like I just have not been all there or as energetic as I did last week. What has happened? I have to figure this out and try and get back on track here. I guess we will see what the scale brings tomorrow. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:52:10 EST I didn't eat the Brownie!!! At work we have had several birthdays over the past few weeks so there have been a lot of cakes and temptations and I have been able to with stain. Then today one of my dear friends is celebrating our last day with my clinic before going onto bigger and better things and puts a plate of brownie bites right next to my desk. How is it all week this stuff has not even looked good and I have not wanted them and now today I just had to have one. Is it because I was looking right at them?? I ca... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:04:47 EST I DID IT!!! Here I was hoping and praying for any kind of weight loss my first week in this competition and I really really wanted to be below 200. I kept telling myself it probably won't happen because I am just not that lucky but I would be happy to loose even a pound. Got on the scale today and I lost 4 pounds and am now officially under 200 pounds!! Here is to hoping this next week is just as awesome!! Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:28:02 EST Week 1 Tomorrow is our first weigh in on the biggest looser competition I am having with 12 hours. I am so nervous I can hardly control myself. Every time I walk into the bathroom I want to pull out the scale but I keep saying NO you need to wait the full week. I have gone to the gym 6 of the last 7 days and I have been really trying to log my food. I have been really good at staying under 1500 and when I started with a new personal trainer last week he told me to try for 1200 and amazingly I h... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:41:22 EST Excited!! Tomorrow a group of 12 of us are starting our own little biggest looser competition that goes for 10 weeks. Now I have a competition to try and win!! Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:50:14 EST Dance Party Tonight!! Yesterday I commented that I was so excited that I got Zumba 2 and Just Dance 3 for my Wii and could not wait to use them. Well I was SOOO excited that I went home got it all set up and did one dance and set up a date to have a friend come over tonight so we can party it up!! She has all the other just dance games and will be bringing those as well. Now the count down to tonight begins!! I can't wait! <em>236</em> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 10:05:47 EST Proud Of Myself!! Proud of myself!! Today I went to the gym to do my 50 minute group training and nobody else showed up so we still did a 30 min one on one then I did the elliptical and the bike so I worked out for well over an hour. Also today when a coworker brought me treats from a new recipe she tried I took only a few bites then later threw it out (when she was not looking of course). Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:42:24 EST Curious?? I have been feeling really down lately about my life style and have decided I really need to get things back on track. Today my co-worker brings me a donut and hot chocolate for breakfast!!I am loving the gesture but it makes me feel like I HAVE to eat it because it was given to me. How do you avoid these situations? Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:09:58 EST Frustrated!! Feeling so FRUSTRATED!! I feel like i was on the right track and then everything fell apart. I was not feeling good and life got crazy busy and now I am back at square one. My 5 days in the gym are down to 2 and I am not eating right. I feel like I was doing good but cant remember what I was doing that was so good. Where do I start?? <em>24</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:56:05 EST