MINDY41479's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MINDY41479 MINDY41479'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/ went over yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886971 Yesterday I went over on my food, BUT I did it with Fruit and Veggies! So I do not feel as guilty! Fri, 18 May 2012 09:47:28 EST Successfull Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884959 I did not go over on my food! <em>224</em> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:57:19 EST Not going to do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883042 Yesterday I just about snacked myself to death! <em>29</em> <BR> So today I am determined NOT to do it again. So I am trying REALLY hard to keep my hands and mind busy. <BR> <em>272</em> Watching tv is not enough, because I always snacked while I watched. So to start, I am posting this blog. I still have some socks to sort, so I guess I can do that. I also know how to crochet, but it is hard for me to do while watching tv. <BR> Of course there are a ton of things I could be doing, but it ... Tue, 15 May 2012 18:57:11 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881603 Tonight I am really struggling wit the munchies! I had dinner, then took DS to karate, then when I got home I had sime baked lays, more dinner, then a skinny cow ice cream. I really gotta stop! So I got on Spark, and decided to blog about it. Mon, 14 May 2012 21:29:02 EST Happy Mothers Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879920 Yesterday we had my kids Birthday Party. They had a wonderful time. Then we had pizza with my in-laws, woops! Later that evening my DD got sick, stomach flu! <BR> <BR> So my Mothers Day has been Interesting. <BR> <BR> Oh and I ended up losing 1.2 lbs this week! <em>30</em> Sun, 13 May 2012 21:33:54 EST Fine Arts Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874353 Last night I went to my Kids Fine Arts Festival at their school. The kids sang the songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's and the 80's. And they did a wonderful Job! The school band played as well, and while we had many winners form competitions, the band was just ok. Granted they took on some pretty big songs! The Score of Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter! <BR> <BR> After the Music in the Gym/Auditorium, we all went down to the Cafeteria where they had the Children's art work hanging on... Wed, 9 May 2012 17:25:21 EST 1.6lbs down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868858 I weighed in at 238.6. I am 1.6lbs down! <em>192</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> So happy to see the weight go down, but I was suprised. I thought it would have been more considering all my workouts <em>312</em> and how good I have been on my food this week. <BR> <BR> Although last weekend was my Cousins baby's baptism party and I did eat cake and Ice cream. Also I have heard that week 2 is always hard on the scale. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my Mom and I took the kids swimming at my Cousin's hou... Sun, 6 May 2012 12:31:01 EST LONG WEEK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865466 It has been a REALLY Long week! I feel like I crammed 2 weeks into 1. <BR> <BR> Monday I went on a field trip with my son to the St Louis Zoo. If you are not familiar with the STL Zoo, I will tell you, it is HUGE! We got there at 9:15, walked around, chasing 7 year olds. Then we stopped to eat at 11 then started walking around again at 11:25. Finally we got on the Bus to head back at 1:00pm. I was EXHAUSTED! <BR> <BR> Tuesday I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the crossramp, even thou... Thu, 3 May 2012 22:21:21 EST My Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859661 Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and <BR> downs I pass through, <BR> I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, <BR> and forgive myself for my past, <BR> and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, <BR> To Stop making excuses, <BR> And stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best <BR> Friend, <BR> Because that is who I am. <BR> I pledge to... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:32:34 EST Had a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858121 I got 8 hours of sleep last night! Yeah! <BR> <BR> Then this morning I had some coffee, a granola bar and ONE cresent roll! Just one! Then off to the gym I went. I did 45 minutes on the crossramp. <BR> <BR> Also, I tracked my food, and drank all my water. <BR> <BR> I did laundry, and caught up on some shows. <BR> <BR> Great Day! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:59:12 EST Lost 1.8lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856131 I lost 1.8lbs this week! Yeah go me! <BR> <BR> BUT I am kicking myself in the but because I know I could have done better, because last night we went out to eat. I knew it would go badly, but I let it happen anyway. We went to Red Robins because I had a Free Birthday Burger to cash in before the end of the month. I told myself that I was only going to eat half and drink water. But of course when I get there, My husband orders a Raspberry limeade and then I hear my self order that too! UGH! ... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 11:27:04 EST 30 Other Things Every Woman Should Know By 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854819 A list of “30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know” has been popping up everywhere lately. Most recently on The Huffington Post, where it has received 22,800 Facebook “likes” and over 3,000 “Pins” in the past two days alone. The advice includes making sure you have “a black lace bra” and “an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.” (Because those are the items women need to lead inspired lives.) Over the years I’ve compiled my own list, which I’d like to share with you now.... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:49:05 EST So far so Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854595 Well so far this week has gone really well. I cut grass, and did a 30 minute walk Saturday, Monday I walked 30 minutes, Tuesday I did 30 minutes on the crossramp and 30 minute walk, Wednesday another 25 minute walk, Thursday 30 minutes on the crossramp and 27 minute walk. <BR> Not to shabby! <BR> <BR> I have also done fairly well with my food. But yesterday, I had McDonald's for lunch. Now I know this is not good, but in my defense. I had HALF of what I would have normally had. Usually I g... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:40:55 EST FARRAH511 Posted this on my last blog entry Love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852031 <BR> <BR> "Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger" - Lou Holtz Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:52:39 EST Last years Shorts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4851157 I have gained almost all of my weight back! eek! I started at 251, lost 61lbs at my lowest 189, and then gradually over the last 3 years, I have gained it back. I am now at 242. It makes me so sad that I have allowed this to happen, but the worse of it is. I just did not care for the longest time. I Just did not want to do it anymore. After I found out I was loosing my job, I fell into a depression that I did not even know I was in. It took all of my motivation away, and that's when I started... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:21:53 EST Getting back to basics. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2214927 Yesterday I decided that the only way for me to do this is to start logging my food and doing the Weight Watcher points again. <BR> <BR> For a long time, I have been really lazy about doing this. I can not remember when I stopped, because for a long time before that I was just doing it 2 or 3 times a week, or I would start the day doing it but then quit halfway through the day. <BR> <BR> So I am now recommitted to logging my food and tracking my points. Yesterday I went over by 3points. Re... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:48:02 EST Quieting the evil other me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2197551 Tuesday morning, as I was preparing to go to the gym, I found that I was trying to talk myself OUT of going, instead of the other way around. <BR> <BR> When I first started on this journy, I had to constantly talk myself INTO going to the gym. <BR> <BR> I would wake up and think "UGH, I'm tired I do not want to get up and go to the gym" then the good me would think "But You really need to go. you will never lose this weight if you do not go! And You get to shower after wards!" <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:52:59 EST Back from Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2188777 Well, I am back. We had a really great time on vacation!. <BR> <BR> We went to Indiana, to visit My In laws. Fortunately for me We get along great! We played a lot of cards and domino's. And we went to the movies 3 times! And we went swimming twice. <BR> <BR> We also took the kids to the Childrens Museum in Indianapolis. It was really neat, and the Kids had a blast! <BR> <BR> So Fun was had by all! Unfortuatly it is over, and Now we must return to work/daycare. Not fun! <BR> <BR> Also ... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:25:41 EST Going the Wrong Way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1984036 Well, It happened! I knew it would. I Gained 5 Lbs this week! <BR> <BR> For the last 3 weeks, I have been HORRIBLE! No working out, eating everything and anything I want, whenever I wanted to! <BR> <BR> Terrible, Terrible, Terrible! Yes I had to say it 3 Times! LOL <BR> <BR> I have to get it together! I am so serious! <BR> <BR> I have to stop going in the Wrong Direction! <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 13:52:14 EST BOOOOOOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1878067 Gosh Dang it! <BR> <BR> I gained 2.2lbs this week! <em>49</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> I am sooooooo Angry with myself! <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> I just kept eating, and eating, and eating! I still got my workouts in, but I just would not stop eating! The worst part of it is, that I knew! all week, I kept saying to myself, "You have to stop it!" but I didn't! I kept doing it. I knew it and I still kept eating! <BR> <em>489</em> <em>486</em> <em>495</em> <em>483</em> <BR> <BR> I know... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 09:36:38 EST Making it Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1724918 I finally joined a Gym recently, Club Fitness. Finally I have found a Gym that I <BR> 1. Can afford <BR> and <BR> 2. Has FREE child care <BR> and the bonus is I really like it there. The staff is nice and friendly, and I feel comfortable there. <BR> <em>199</em> <BR> <BR> My mom and I had a free training session Saturday. The trainer was very nice, he showed us which ST machines we should use and how to use them. So yesterday, I went in and did my first in Gym ST for my arms, it was good... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 15:24:15 EST Getting Back On Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1673530 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/5/b458324666.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, it has been almost 2 weeks, and I feel like I am doing a good job getting back on track. <BR> I have been logging my food and points everyday, (except Sat. oops) and on the first week, my goal was to walk 15 min. 3 days and I did that, even kicked the 3rd one up to 20 mins. <BR> Then on the second week the goal was to walk 20 mins 3 days and I have done that already this week. I even did 22 min Mile today. Yeah ... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:48:46 EST Happy New Year 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1643661 I am so happy that 2009 is here. 2008 was great, I lost 56.6lbs, and That is wonderful! I can not help but be proud of myself. <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> But now it is time to get back up, brush off those holiday crumbs and start the New Year right! I bought the starter kit, I know I have been doing this for a year, and I am just now buying the Sparkpeople starter kit. LOL All this time I have just been walking, with a little bit of other things thrown in now and again. So I have ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 12:01:26 EST Made it through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1632739 Ok well I made it through the Holidays, with minimal damage. I looked back through my calendar (where I wright my weigh ins) and calculated that since the first of October I have only lost 3 lbs. <BR> Sad, really really sad. Of course all of my friends and co-workers just do not get it. They are like well at least you did not gain anything. And that's true, but I should have lost triple that in 3 months! I know I can do better than that! <BR> <BR> I guess its just that I'm not really mad... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:41:22 EST What the Heck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1572640 Well, things have been up and down lately. I just can not seem to stay on track. <BR> One week I will gain, then the next week I will lose it, and so on and so forth! <BR> <BR> Then I got sick, and had that mean old TOM. Oh and did I mention Halloween Candy? Well, I ate it, a LOT of it. <BR> <BR> So now I am trying really hard to get back on the wagon. It is so hard too. I pretty much had completely stopped working out. So now I am back at square one on the treadmill. After only 15 minute... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:26:15 EST Under 200!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1452273 Well I finally made it! Under 200lbs!! <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> I never really thought that I would make it here. I had prayed and hoped that someday, someway, I would be able to do this, that I would find a way to lose the weight. And I finally have. And I know that This is only the beginning. By Christmas I will be down at or near 180. I am not even going to think about after that! Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:17:37 EST Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1400696 My Daughter Zoe starts 2nd grad tomorrow. She goes to a Catholic School, the same one I went to. Second grade is a big one, they make two Sacraments, Reconciliation and First Communion, Well the parent have meetings that they have to go to that tells them what's going on, when, how, all that good stuff. <BR> Yesterday I was checking out the teachers online board that tells us what's coming up and stuff and I find out that ALL of these meetings are scheduled for Weeknights. Now I work form ... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:11:03 EST 22lbs to go until my Christmas Goal and only 37lbs total! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1394764 Wow! I only have 37 more lbs to go! Can you believe it? I have been doing so good for the past few weeks. I have been eating really good, and I have been working out more than I had set out to. It feels really good. I have more energy, and I am more confident that I will be able to attain my goals. <BR> <BR> Zoe starts 2nd Grade on Friday. We have to rework out morning routine, because we have totally messed it up over the summer. <BR> Since I do not have to be at work until 1pm, we have... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 16:34:09 EST 180 by Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1384241 I just joined the 30 something moms sparkteam. These women that I have read about so far are great! We have things in common and I can tell that they will be a great help to me. Whether it is motivation or support! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was reading some of True Texans goals on her sparkpage, and it got me thinking. I know that my ultimate qoal is to get down to between 165 and 155 lbs. but what am i doing right now? So i decided to set a new goal for in between. I want to get to 180 by Christ... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:50:05 EST Years ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1372257 wow. How long ago did I start my Sparkpeople? I can not believe it has been almost 2 years. Anyway, this is the thing. I started this thing, then i promptly stopped. I just was no ready. I thought I was, but then it just seemed too hard. But now I am back and stronger then ever. <BR> My Mother started doing weight watchers in October, She was doing soo well that I decided that I could do it too. The only thing was I could not afford to join. So instead, my mom gave me all of her old weight w... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:18:42 EST Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=309751 Today was not as good as I would like. I walked for about 50 minutes, but not very fast. I did push a baby in a stroller for about half of the time that I walked though. But then I had bandanas for dinner. I know That I shouldnt, but I love it. Anyway, I think I still did ok on my calories, but Im not completely sure, since I dont know if I calculated them correctly. Oh and I only drank like for cups of water today, go figure. Thu, 9 Nov 2006 00:03:57 EST end of day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=308469 Well I went over in my calories by about 60 calories. I walked 15 minutes more than I planned so I did good. I accually drank all of that water. Not normal for me. I only had one glass of soda, Diet of course, and one glass of coffee this morning. I also had a fun size candy bar, but normally I would have had a lot more than one. LOL. Tue, 7 Nov 2006 22:40:37 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=307903 Well Today is my first day. I am doing pretty good. I just finished lunch, and I still have about 600 calories left for dinner, oh and my snack. Oh well im sure I can do it. Me and Ivan went for a walk up town, and we stopped at the Dollar General Store. It was nice we were gone for 55 minutes, but I subtracted 10 for the store. Oh and I have drank almost 5 glasses of water today, only 3 more to go. Tue, 7 Nov 2006 13:23:55 EST