MINKYJAM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MINKYJAM MINKYJAM'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/ Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405063 I have been super MIA. oops. <BR> <BR> -completed the half marathon I wrote about late last year. ended up walking most of it. but I finished. and got my Tiffany necklace. recovery was a b*tch. seriously, it was rough. at times scary. but. here i am. i made it. <BR> <BR> -got a new job. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN WANTING FOR ALMOST A YEAR. and it happened. hard work pays off; don't ever be afraid of it. i'm working in a role that is more related to my interests, with more leadership, and with... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:59:44 EST Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178682 Sooo... <BR> <BR> I was selected to participate in the Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC, the first one in this lovely city. <BR> <BR> 1. I am so excited. <BR> 2. I am so terrified. <BR> <BR> This will be the first time I run anything longer than a 5K, and even those are things I'm still learning. With very little training, I was able to run/walk one in November in about 45 minutes, including stopping at the attractions along the way, and a potty break. <BR> <BR> My goal is to be consiste... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:00:53 EST yeah, hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132057 i've not really been 100% about anything for a while. everything is erratic, sporratic, whatever. <BR> <BR> i finished my master's degree. so that's a yay. its one less thing to worry about. i did, however, take on a free online course with a certificate when i complete it...oops. <BR> <BR> i still work two jobs. ugh. <BR> <BR> i'm always tired. super mega ugh. <BR> <BR> fitness is irregular, but i'm trying to improve that. <BR> <BR> watching/tracking my foods is out the door. i eat for ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:06:05 EST so... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797510 it has been a really long time since i wrote anything. honestly, whats the point when nothing has changed? <BR> <BR> i've gained weight. i'm more depressed. i'm more frustrated. i cry more. i want nothing more than to have CHANGE, but i know that the way i'm going, i'm less focused to create that change for myself. <BR> <BR> what i have done: <BR> -write out my workouts, and try to stick with the schedule. <BR> -write out my goals for schoolwork and professional development <BR> -register... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:44:14 EST Teensy progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671244 My goals for the month are simple, yet each is intended to accomplish multiple things. For example, one goal is to bring lunch from home 4 times per week. Lean Cuisine is my lunch of choice, for now. This means that I get portion and calorie/nutrient control, but I also save money compared to eating out each day. Win, win. <BR> <BR> I'm breaking things into weeks, and each week I have a set of goals. Many of these repeat each week. <BR> <BR> So far, I have met almost all of my goals. If I h... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:11:54 EST Project: Life Purge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640917 After being super fed up with work one day, I came home in a rage, and just started cleaning. It was like therapy. When I say cleaning, I don't mean dusting and vacuuming, I mean going through my things and either throwing them out, putting into recycling, or into the "might be donate-able" pile. Why? Why did I do this? <BR> <BR> Because I've had enough. Because I want change. And this was my first step toward major change. <BR> <BR> Beyond just having a lot of stuff, and wanting to get r... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:05:50 EST MONEY?! for FITNESSY THINGS?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4619299 Yesterday, I was completely drained by the end of the work day. I thought about getting home and napping. But then I knew this was completely counterproductive for me, and that I had to get some kind of workout in. So I decided to walk home (2.4-ish miles). <BR> <BR> Along the way, there is a City Sports. Its my fave location in the city...the other two have meh customer service, but this one has happy, chatty people, and they are fun and treat me like I'm actually gonna spend dollars there.... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 15:26:52 EST Rainy DC Blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617132 UGH. I don't like weather like we had today. It just drags me down. But...I didn't let it put me into nap mode when I got home from work! HA! TAKE THAT! <BR> <BR> Today I ellipticalled, stretched, went to Trader Joes (a new one closer to me!), made FABULOUS dinner, did abs, did some yoga/stretching, and now here I am cozying up to this gingerbread man...what? Yeah. He's cute. And delicious. <BR> <BR> I think I want to get in bed and write in my "real life" journal. AKA pen and paper. I don'... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 23:36:01 EST Hot Chocolate 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4612988 I completed my first 5K on Saturday. I sort of don't care about how disorganized it was (although it was totally apparent), or how poorly planned the race route was (bottlenecks like whoa!!!), or any other weird logistical stuff that was the event planner responsibility... <BR> <BR> All I care about is that I signed up for this thing, and completed it. And did so in an amount of time that was close to my goal. I guess my only annoyance was that the course design and setbacks with bottlenecki... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 09:35:08 EST AHHH!!!! I RAN OUTSIDE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4608013 This entry was written on Tuesday night...and then Spark decided that as I tried to post would be a good time to go into site maintenance (which I wasn't aware they would be doing that night). So, pretend that it is Tuesday... <BR> <BR> <BR> I got to the gym tonight, and all the treadmills were taken. So I hopped onto an elliptical, and started doing my thing. I had planned on going outside at some point this week (seeing as how my 5k is THIS SATURDAY!), so I thought to myself...why don't I... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 15:06:10 EST Nervous... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585489 I'm kinda getting nervous about the 5k I have in a few weeks. I haven't been training the way I want to, although I have been getting more consistent. I can't run for more than 8 minutes at a time (on a good day). I'm concerned that I won't finish within the 45 minute allotted time...although my goal is to finish in something like 43 minutes. <BR> <BR> I haven't yet trained outside, and I'm worried that its going to be completely different than on a treadmill. It will be different, duh. But ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:16:27 EST Step it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568073 From the end of last month into this new one, I have gotten more serious about my fitness. I have been walking around the city a lot more, during lunch breaks, or going home from work. I have also been more consistently going to the gym. Slowly, strength training is finding its way back into my plans, with abs being the easiest to integrate for some reason. So, abs, two to three times a week, has been happening. <BR> <BR> My next challenge is revamping my eating habits. As of right now, I'm ... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 10:42:46 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4556531 Well. I've been trying to keep up with quite a bit, and as a result, some things have not been given as much attention. The two things that are easiest to focus on are my jobs. The one that I like, and the one that has become taxing. I show up, I get paid, I am happy, I keep others happy. Easy. <BR> <BR> It has been harder to focus on things that more directly relate to me, namely my health and fitness, and my school stuff. I haven't been working out as regularly, and I have been eating pret... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 21:27:38 EST Carb overload http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519830 And I know why!!!...*cough girlstuff cough* <BR> <BR> I was feeling extra hungry for the past couple of days. Thought it was me being stupid, really. "Its in your head." ...no, actually, it was my hormones raging. <BR> <BR> Today, I didn't eat so well. Lots of baguette. Oops. <BR> <BR> I was feeling tired after work (I had gotten in at 7:10 this morning for a meeting), so I decided that walking home would wake me up, and that I could also go to the gym after that. The walk home is 2.5 mil... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 22:20:25 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514487 Sooo...I was kinda on vacation. Yeah, kinda. <BR> <BR> Got in to San Fran on Saturday at noonish. Had the day to wander around. Did I mention I hadn't slept in about 48 hours? Wandering involve 2 coffee breaks. haha. <BR> <BR> Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, I was helping set up for, and volunteering at, the Health 2.0 Conference. Its about many aspects of health and technology, and how the two things work together. I'm interested in the potential uses of various technologies toward health car... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:10:36 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4497723 Update time! Just because. <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> - Started week 6 of C25K. Wasn't able to do the last 5 minute run of Day 1. I got really hot and disoriented about 3 minutes in. Took a walk break for 2 minutes, had some water, then ran for two minutes to complete the day. <BR> <BR> - Walked home from work today (2.5 miles!) AND went to the gym. I got in 80 minutes of cardio today. That justified Chipotle for dinner :) <BR> <BR> - Have been good about monitoring calories, types of food... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:44:39 EST Ignorance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491289 I know its out there. I try to avoid letting it get to me. But sometimes, it just amazes me the kinds of things people will say. <BR> <BR> I don't think I'll post it here. It comes down to this: <BR> <BR> We all [should] know that you can't/shouldn't judge a book by its cover. <BR> <BR> And you shouldn't berate the book for having a different cover than the others. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 16:03:15 EST C25K Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488295 Yesterday, I completed the infamous Day 3 of Week 5 in the C25K program. I was oddly nervous, even though I wasn't competing, no one was really watching me, no one in the gym knows what I'm up to...why nervous? I guess I didn't want to let myself down. <BR> <BR> Now, keeping in mind, the most I have ever run continuously was the 8 minutes I did twice on the previous C25K day... <BR> <BR> I ran 16 minutes straight out of the 20 minutes. I HAD to take a walk break...I slowed down for one minu... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:02:36 EST Just signed up for my first 5K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4482813 Well. I just signed up for my first 5K: the Hot Chocolate 5K in DC on December 3!! <BR> <BR> I chose this race because... <BR> -It is far enough in the future that I have time to train, but close enough to push me <BR> -You get chocolate after running. HOW AMAZING. *omnomnom* <BR> -I have a few friends that may be able to join me :) <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm in week 5 of the Couch-to-5K program. I have been doing the program on the treadmill for now. My plan is to complete the program on the... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:03:11 EST On to Week 5... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4473514 Yesterday, I completed Week 4, Day 3 of Couch-to-5K. I had attempted the program once before, and had only gotten to Week 4, Day 2. This time, I made it through week 4 completely! I felt ok afterward. I went a bit faster during the shorter run periods (3 minutes), just for the intensity. I always add extra time onto the treadmill, since I have a minutes goal for cardio. Usually, I walk at a moderate/fastish pace at an incline during the extra time after completing the C25K day. Yesterday I ad... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 11:59:46 EST Lead Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4458780 Yesterday, my legs felt very heavy. My knee was being annoying, and so I decided on the elliptical instead of C25K for my workout. It was one of the hardest elliptical workouts, only due to my legs feeling the way they feel. I just felt like I was dragging along the entire time. <BR> <BR> I thought about cutting the workout short, but I didn't, and completed the 45 minutes I had planned. Something I did modify: the resistance. Dropped it by 1. <BR> <BR> After cardio, I did my strength worko... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:40:54 EST Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4454428 I'm a bigger girl. I accept that. I'm working on improving. But that process isn't a "visible" one if you don't know me. <BR> <BR> I went to a store to purchase my reward for meeting my exercise goal, some new headbands for working out. Walked into the store. Four employees. Me, the only customer. <BR> <BR> It's an exercisey/lifestyle store. All the clothes size 12 and under. I wear a 12 in their workout pants, and they fit fine (BECAUSE THEYRE STRETCHY...and I'm cool with that). <BR> <BR... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:22:39 EST Consistency (Finally), and my new best friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449608 Well. My goal for August was to work out according to schedule. I work a full-time job, a part-time job, and am in grad school (doing my thesis currently!)...so making time means scheduling it. I am lucky to be able to set my availability for the part-time job, and my thesis is on my own time. <BR> <BR> With all that, I had set aside Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons for cardio workouts. I had my weights sessions for Tuesdays and Thursdays, and abs on Mondays and Wednesdays. That ... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:09:03 EST Stranger on the street http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445776 After the earthquake yesterday, people left work early, therefore clogging up the metro system and the roads. I didn't want to deal with that frustration (there was no standing room on some metro platforms), so I decided to walk home. Its 2.5 miles from my office to my house. <BR> <BR> I was about one mile into my walk, when someone came up from behind me, and said: <BR> <BR> "Don't ever let anyone tell you you're not in shape. I've been behind you for the last mile..." <BR> <BR> I didn't... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:48:01 EST Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4407040 My overall goal is to getting better at this whole "living life" thing. To not make work my focus (unless I'm AT WORK), to get out, explore, and spend more time with the people I care about. And, of course, to make more time for myself: to work out according to the goals I have set, to take time to relax, to care for my home, to plan meals and start cooking again...etc. <BR> <BR> Its a slow process, but I'm moving along nicely. Last week, I met my goal of 3 cardio sessions. This week, I HAD ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 14:22:50 EST Mini-Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4362137 Here it is, in two parts: <BR> <BR> 1. I will lose 20 pounds by September 24. <BR> <BR> 2. I will retake my ID photo for work on September 28. <BR> <BR> Why is this a big deal? My ID photo has to be taken at headquarters. Which is in California. I'm in DC :) I'll be visiting during that week, and so would like to retake the photo. I took it last year, and I would weigh less this time around if I can meet my goal. <BR> <BR> How will I get there? <BR> -Consistent exercise. I have a mission ... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:48:21 EST Over and over, again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325754 Things went downhill quickly from last time. I'm back where I started. I'm not happy with that, but I'm not terrified...I kept things semi under control. <BR> <BR> My class has wrapped up for the summer. It was my last graduate class (ever? at least for this degree). This is not to say that my degree is done, as I still have a thesis and the rest of my internship to do. But. No more classrooms! <BR> <BR> The biggest benefit relating to this is that I will now gain two nights per week of me ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:07:25 EST Square 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4243239 I'm back to my highest weight. This is what I weighed when I finished college. I don't really like it here. <BR> <BR> I've had a horrific few months. Family in the ER/hospital. Work being more stressful than it has historically ever been. The harsh realization that I really have nowhere to go in this position, and that I need an escape plan. The fact that I am so unhappy here, it is seeping into all aspects of my life. School being stressful. And then there's the fact that I've completely ne... Thu, 19 May 2011 11:57:44 EST Productive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3900311 I've done more in the past week than probably the last six months of last year. <BR> <BR> I've... <BR> -Worked out more regularly (4x this week!) <BR> -Worked out harder <BR> -Kept up with my to-do list <BR> -Started organizing my tiny home <BR> -Started learning how to prioritize. <BR> <BR> Next week, classes start back up. I'm excited. My big goal is to maintain my adherence to my schedule...aka, work out regularly after class. Its on the calendar, which means I gotta do this! Its a matte... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 12:25:37 EST New Year, New Credo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3878302 My overall resolution: To treat myself with as much kindness, patience, and love as I treat others. <BR> <BR> Through that I hope to do a lot more. I'm still thinking through the specifics. <BR> <BR> At work, we have a credo. It is a series of several statements that form our cultural framework. We filter all thoughts and actions through that before speaking or acting. <BR> <BR> So what I'm looking for is my own personal credo. I will develop this. It may happen slowly, in pieces, and I'... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:41:09 EST Me time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3858321 i feel very productive today. its the first time in a while that i've had time to spend on...me, on taking care of my home, etc. so. i've been doing that tonight :) <BR> <BR> <BR> it was the first day in MONTHS that i have gotten home before dark...make that before 9 PM. <BR> <BR> it was the first time i have gone to the gym in MONTHS. i did 35 minutes on the elliptical (gotta build up time, etc, again). i did some weights. i didn't go crazy, because i just need to get used to going consis... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 21:24:51 EST Writing out my goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3845356 Well...Things have been rough. I have survived in the face of something that basically knocked my sense of stability complete out from under me. It was about finances, but was something I had no control over...long story. To make it short, all I can say is that with the right planning, I made it out ok. Things are not where they should be, yet. They may not get there for another few months. <BR> <BR> The good news is that dealing with this isht has shot me into planning-mode. I feel more dr... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:29:17 EST Oh, you know...things. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3793993 I think I'll be more coherent if I bullet-point things...so here we go! <BR> <BR> -This week was rough. <BR> -I didn't cry today. <BR> -I made it through this week. <BR> -I can handle obstacles, difficult situations, and ambiguity. <BR> <BR> -I took some time for mental health. <BR> -I cooked some meals at home. <BR> -I brought more meals/snacks from home. <BR> -I have only had one diet soda this week. <BR> -I only had skim lattes twice this week :) <BR> <BR> -I am re-learning what it tak... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:19:14 EST sigh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3790281 my new goal is to not cry every day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> my (full-time) job is treating me like isht, and has cut my paycheck in half. awesome. thanks. after 5 years, i'm glad you appreciate me. (long story, so i'm not telling it.) <BR> <BR> i have things mostly under control. things should resolve in january. i plan on leaving next summer. i can't do this to myself anymore. <BR> <BR> i feel cast aside by my friends. some of them, at least. and to that i say, they're not really my friend... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:56:47 EST life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3760610 Things have been stressful. Two jobs, school, lack of "me time", lack of sleep and general rest...leads up to me being constantly tired and unmotivated. As much as I try to do good in one area of my life, another becomes neglected. Blah. <BR> <BR> I hadn't been eating very healthy, hadn't been working out...and I'm slowly trying to get back into the groove. Let's face it, we feel better when we take care of ourselves. I'm trying to do better at taking care of myself. <BR> <BR> So today, eve... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 22:35:57 EST updates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3681005 a few updates: <BR> <BR> -i'm down nearly 5 pounds since the beginning of september. tomorrow is the last day of september. not where i wanted to be, but progress nonetheless. <BR> <BR> -i've completed week 3 of couch-to-5k! <BR> <BR> -the weather is much better now :) i hope to take my first outdoor run/walk with a friend this fall. she is also doing c25k. <BR> <BR> -i'm beginning to feel like i'm regaining control over my life again. <BR> <BR> not a whole lot else going on, other tha... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 23:30:29 EST consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3640359 Well, I'm still not where I should be. BUT...I have been sticking to my workouts. I wrote a schedule for everything out in a journal, and also have it on my online/phone/desktop calendar (its one calendar synced to many places...another consistency in my life :) ). This is the third week of really being on track. <BR> <BR> Even though I am exhausted when I get home sometimes, I talk myself into going to the gym. After a full day at work, and then 3 hours in class, I just want to sleep. But ... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:54:28 EST woo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3621345 I've been sick for about 3 days now. It could be allergies, I'm not really sure (didn't have allergies until this year!). So I've been feeling a bit run down and blah, but trying to do my all to keep up with life. Last night, when I got home after class, I decided to go to the gym (AKA stick to my schedule), but thought to take it easy and just do a not-as-intense workout on the elliptical. I can really crank it out on there, which is my normal go-to cardio, but thought, hmm, lets just get mo... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:47:34 EST Sad Headphones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3618095 Oh no! My fave headphones decided that they needed to get a booboo. I wrote to the company, hope they can help me out here. <BR> <BR> At the same time, I always have room in my life for more headphones. Soooo I was thinking that I should make a new pair a reward for hitting my next goal :) I hope that by the end of the month, I have new headphones! <BR> <BR> After all, I use thees mostly while walking and working out. Its totally justified. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 10:32:57 EST Notebooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3604220 The school year has started for me, and I decided that with a fresh start in one thing deserves a fresh re-commitment in another. <BR> <BR> I have redone my goals sheet, with every single pound listed out for tracking. 80 total pounds is what I'm looking at right now, but I plan on breaking that into 3 (ish) smaller goals. <BR> <BR> Also, while on vacation (and while inspired to move to the place where I took that vacation), I got a new notebook! I am a huge nerd and love pens and paper. T... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:42:47 EST i'm still heeeerrreeeee... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2858020 yup. still here. haven't really left. just haven't been doing what i should be. <BR> <BR> essentially, i'm starting from scratch. which is fine by me. didn't want to be here, but i am, so i'll start from here. mission: do it well, do it right, do it always. <BR> <BR> i will lose this weight. i will love myself. i will respect that. <BR> <BR> i know that i can. its just a matter of doing it. <BR> <BR> will try to update regularly! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 19:29:31 EST :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=415769 i think i have something like norovirus. i have SOMETHING, thats for sure. <BR> <BR> sunday, midday, i was at work, started getting dizzy. thought it was because i was hungry, but after i ate, nothing improved. as the day went on, i got worse, became somewhat disoriented, and started having a headache. got home, my mom felt for my temperature, said i felt hot...and i was just sitting on the couch at that point, nodding off every 5 minutes. wasn't sure how i was going to get to work the next... Tue, 6 Feb 2007 23:41:56 EST New Short-term Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=330986 Well...I think I need to kick my own butt. So, I've set a goal to lose 4 pounds in 2 weeks. That means I'll need to start exercising more, but with about 12 people to give tours of the campus to over the next 2 weeks, I'll at least be getting enough walking done. I can start doing weights at home again (like I'm supposed to be doing!). I did crunches last night, so thats my mini-start. <BR> <BR> I re-calculated my goal calorie range and everything...it dropped by 150 calories, but thats ok.... Mon, 4 Dec 2006 09:33:18 EST Stress week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=303347 The first one was because of school...this one is because of a huge thing coming up at work. On Friday. Eeks. We've been preparing for this for months...and this week got a 6 page list of recommendations on more stuff to do...so, have been doing this. I don't know up from down right now, haha. <BR> <BR> What I have done is try to eat right, and work out. I haven't been able to get my strength training back in yet, because by the time I get home, I'm exhausted. I'm trying to get in some abs s... Wed, 1 Nov 2006 21:21:47 EST