MERETONI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MERETONI MERETONI'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/ Gaining weight for a good cause. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790208 So I'm growing a human. <em>79</em> <BR> <BR> This week I am half way to introducing our first child to the world who is due February 20th, 2015. And while updating stuff on this site, I found out that my start date for SP was February 21st, 2012. Maybe baby will make his/her grand entrance on the same day! Who wants to take bets? lol <BR> <BR> So needless to say my workout routine to get back to my ideal weight flew out the window back in May of this year. As for the pregnancy, it's b... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:36:51 EST Two years? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634116 Apparently it has been 2 years as of February 21st that I started on SparkPeople. Crazy... <em>504</em> <BR> <BR> This last year hasn't been as successful in the weight loss/maintaining as my first. I have since gained 10 pounds in the 1.4 years since starting maintaining, which I am not proud of, but I am still trying. At first I was losing weight still while maintaining so I slowed down on the working out and upped the eating a bit but then life went crazy. <BR> <BR> First it was mont... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:42:10 EST One Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258397 It's amazing to think that one year ago today I was a different person. I ate well but never watched what I put in my mouth. I tried exercising from time to time but it never stuck. I was disappointed with my self because of the way my body looked. I was carrying around 40 pounds of extra that I did not need. <BR> <BR> One year ago today I decided to take a stand and change what I knew I could. I ate better and counted what went in me so that when I worked my ass off everyday it wasn't in v... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:50:12 EST Calorie Counting Recipes Quick & Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241589 A fellow Sparker and co-worker of mine sent me a link for this wonderful site. <BR> <BR> <link>caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_ana<BR>lysis.php </link> <BR> <BR> It's a recipe analyzer. You Just put in your ingredients in the box provided with how much of each (ie: 1/2 unsweetened applesauce) and input how many servings in the recipe and it will show you how many calories per serving with a grade of how good it is for you and what, if anything, is bad about it. For example I inputted m... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:58:14 EST YOU are STRONG. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168124 This thought came to me last night after a pretty bad food night and a lack of workout week. <BR> <BR> Everyone struggles, it's part of being human. Even those who appear strong, who every day is eating right, doing their workouts without fail and look great because of it struggled to get there because no one is perfect. And even if you strive to be, at some point you will stumble and fall, but what makes a strong person truly strong is their ability to get back up after that fall and keep o... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:02:20 EST Jillian Michaels Help Blog. Order of DVDs, what to expect, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120054 Now I am no expert and I am sure Jillian has her own order for her DVDs but this is my take on how to get started with Jillian Michaels and what DVDs to use. There are a few DVDs of hers I have yet to try: <BR> <BR> Killer Abs - this is her brand new one that just came out and I literally just found out about it while getting a list of her DVDs for this post. <BR> <BR> Killer Buns & Thighs - I should probably get this as those areas are where I want to work out more... but I will see where... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:39:58 EST