MISHAMW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISHAMW MISHAMW'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/ Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771293 It's been one month, since I last posted a blog, and things sure have changed. <BR> <BR> My mom finally became a regular at the Post Office and now get two days off, Sunday and Monday. Which means my "ME" time is reduced to one day. <BR> <BR> This as led my depression to get worse. My knee still hurts, and I haven't been hungry for food, so I have been reaching for crap, because hey eating crappy food is better than not eating at all, right? <BR> <BR> The biggest change that has been h... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:13:18 EST Update About Things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751364 First off, thank you for all your kind words. <BR> <BR> I am not doing better, which is why I went AWOL for a while. But I wanted to let you know that I am still around, and still working towards my goal. <BR> <BR> So, I guess it was two weeks now. Not last Tuesday, but the Tuesday before, I yet again re-injured my knee. My ankle kind of started hurting, which caused my knee to start hurting, which is never a good thing. <BR> <BR> If you have followed me for a while, you know that my ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 22:36:38 EST Depression Sucks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742167 So I had both Wednesday and Thursday off. Friday I was just kinda oh well about things, but hey that happens. <BR> <BR> In my attempt to keep my depression at bay, I decided to workout more and keep busy. Well I wore myself out. Thus I haven't slept well the last few nights, and opted out of working out on Friday, even though I had planned to do so. <BR> <BR> Today I had to clean at work, which means getting there early. What fun. Not. We got in a ton of cats, mostly smelly kittens wh... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:01:01 EST My Days Off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740786 Having time off from work is wonderful, but then again, it felt like I worked 8 days straight! Eeek! I technically had Monday off, but it wasn't enough to feel like a break. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I worked out and cleaned my sheets. But that was about it for my productiveness. I spent the rest of the day on the couch playing Skyrim. I have really missed that game. It was so nice to relax and not worry about cleaning or work or anything like that. <BR> <BR> Of course I should have been c... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:21:37 EST What An Experience! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738774 Hello all! <BR> <BR> Well today, Monday, I have off of work! So happy to have a bit of rest after 6 days of, excuse me, hell. Tomorrow I have to go back in for some fun time (not!) work! It's going to be a long day, but the thought have having two days after that off, is what is keeping me going. <BR> <BR> I woke up early, still with a headache I have been battling for a few days now. Since today I have off (weee!), I did one full hour of Zumba! Then my BodyRock Day 5 of the Transforme... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:37:21 EST Still At It!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736660 So today I woke up at 7:00am and got ready to work out by 8:00am! It was awesome. <BR> <BR> I did a short length Zumba World class, and decided to do a few extra songs on the end. I love my Zumba, but what made them think a Short Class should be 20 minutes (or about 7 songs), a Medium class 40-45 minutes and a Full Class at 60 minutes is beyond me. I would love a good 30 minute class, especially since the first song and the last song are always a warm up/cool down which rotates between 2 ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:53:47 EST Another SMASHED Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735981 To be honest, even though my work schedule is all wonkie, I am really enjoying it! <BR> <BR> I only had to clean two days, which means I have today and tomorrow to have enough time to workout before I go to work at 10:15am. I even can workout on Saturday if I can get rid the dad, and Sunday if my parents don't mind me doing so. But I need a rest day, so I am thinking that will be Sunday. <BR> <BR> Next week I am off Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, which means major workout days and not my... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:38:02 EST Back In The Game... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735677 My plan of working and focusing on my health journey and keeping busy are definitely working at keeping the bad thoughts at bay. <BR> <BR> I am just working trying to keep busy for the most part. The best way to keep busy is to focus more on me. <BR> <BR> I woke up at the usual time this morning. I got ready, and found I still had time before needing to go to work because I wasn't packing my lunch today. So I flossed. I am really weird about certain things like this. Normally I would... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:56:05 EST I Was On The News... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734889 Sorta. <BR> <BR> So, you can watch the clip here <BR> <BR> <link>www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-sto<BR>ries/stories/44-dogs-rescued-central-t<BR>exas-breeder-19260.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> Just keep in mind that I was the one in the red shirt for like two seconds talking in the background in the office. <BR> <BR> Buy hey, I made the news! <BR> <BR> ~Misha~ Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:55:04 EST I'm Getting Worse Again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733717 Have you ever seen "Perks of Being A Wallflower"? It's a great, but sad movie. Any one with any kind of mental illness knows the phrase, "I'm getting worse again." And that is exactly what is going on with me. <BR> <BR> My mom claims it my period. As I haven't had my period in 4-5 months, I highly doubt I am PMS for weeks on end. Don't worry, it's common with PCOS not to have a period. So no, I don't need to go to a doctor for that. <BR> <BR> I am just depressed. Stressed out. And t... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:37:49 EST Sad Misha... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727019 Okay, so this blog is a complete pity party. You have been warned! <BR> <BR> I don't have a social life. <BR> <BR> I don't have many friends. <BR> <BR> I don't go out anywhere. <BR> <BR> I don't do anything. <BR> <BR> And I just got worse. <BR> <BR> As pathetic as this sounds, I look forward to seeing one of my best friends. It's the only time I get out. And it's once a year. And I was just informed, that something I look forward too more than Christmas, Thanksgiving, and MY OWN BI... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:12:38 EST Hello Beautiful People!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725679 I am writing this from my phone, so bear with me! <BR> <BR> I miss my spark time a lot lately, but things are still good for the most part. I still have a ton of unpacking to do, work has gotten better with the help of the part timer, and I am still losing weight! Slowly, but it's coming off. <BR> <BR> I am off and on in keto, but never so far out that my weight is coming back. I still haven't set up or aged my Zumba recently, but I'm okay with that. Mostly I have been sleeping. I am so... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:11:35 EST CAUTION: Long Rant-y Blog Ahead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719089 I am tired. Really tired. Super duper OMG I am dying tired. <BR> <BR> And I'm cranky. Very cranky. Whiney, tantrum cranky! <BR> <BR> Also I'm upset, and mad, and generally pissed off at myself. <BR> <BR> It's been a tough past few days. So lets rewind to Thursday, when it all began. <BR> <BR> *Cue rewind music* <BR> <BR> Thursday was move in day. Sure, my mom and I had been moving odds and ends before this, but this was the day the furniture was being moved. I was luckily at wor... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:20:25 EST What Do I Do Now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715025 Good news, is that I am feeling better. I guess all those well wishes yesterday worked! Thanks guys! <BR> <BR> So today I slept in. Like really slept in. Normally, me sleeping in lately, since I started working, is like 8:00 to 8:30am. Today I slept until 9:30am. I was tired I guess. <BR> <BR> I got up and did my Zumba. After that, much like yesterday, my energy just zapped away. So I didn't get any much needed yoga in. I feel kinda bad about not doing it, again for two weeks in ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:03:44 EST Wow, Productive Day...NOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714311 So, I should be moving. Or cleaning. Or at the very least packing. <BR> <BR> But I don't feel good. <BR> <BR> It started on Sunday, when I woke up with some killer allergies. Normally that wouldn't have been an issue, but this time they came with a headache that won't go away, and a fever. <BR> <BR> Sunday was just plain bad. I didn't get my break until 4:19pm, so all I had to go on was two Fancy Cakes. Not the best breakfast I know. So needless to say, I had a migraine when I go... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:12:49 EST I Really Need To Go Shopping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712307 Gasp! <BR> <BR> Yes I have said it. I have really said it. Why you might ask. Well see the lovely visual evidence below. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l243397337.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680247317.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do apologize for the dirty mirror, I didn't realize it was that bad, plus I was behind in getting ready for work). <BR> <BR> This is me....in my smallest pair of jeans I own. I decided I would wear ... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 18:57:58 EST Again, I Have No Witty Title http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709807 Hey guys! <BR> <BR> Sorry about the weird blog yesterday. I was extremely out of it, both mentality and physically. <BR> <BR> But lets start on Saturday, when the weirdness first started occurring..... <BR> <BR> Saturday, which I work, I felt a little off. Almost like my blood sugar was low. Which is weird considering being in keto and the Metformin make my blood sugar pretty level, and I have never had a problem before. I went out the house after work because 1) I wanted to avoid the... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:07:38 EST A Look Back At May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708895 May was a half way okay, kinda awesome, kinda crappy month. <BR> <BR> Yes I know I make no sense what-so-ever. <BR> <BR> I vowed, in May, to stay in Keto for the majority of the month. That really didn't work out well. I last the first 10 days okay, then had an off day. Then another one, and then another one. <BR> <BR> I still got down to below 135 pounds, which is something I haven't seen in a long time, but had I stayed on or in keto, I would be closer to 128 by now. <BR> <BR> Tha... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:06:18 EST Yoga Mat Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699467 Yes, I know I'm late in blogging today. <BR> <BR> I had a lot to do. Like relaxing in a hot bath for a few hours. And watching Orphan Black and Penny Dreadful. <BR> <BR> Both of which I highly highly HIGHLY recommend! <BR> <BR> Well today was a bit better sleep wise. I did wake up at about 2:00 am feeling sick. Thought I was going to throw up, but it passed. <BR> <BR> I did my Zumba. Then I did some more. Okay, so I did probably way way way to much Zumba. It was about 1 hour an... Tue, 20 May 2014 19:26:23 EST The Voyage To Find The Perfect Yoga Mat PART TWO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698648 So this past week as been hard mentality for me. I'm not being too down on myself, but I am having a hard time keeping in keto and saying no to all the yummy temptations going. <BR> <BR> On Thursday after work, I went to get some stuff to make cookies with for a coworker's going away party. I was doing this from memory, so I didn't get everything I needed. Since I was going to have to make another trip out, Mom and I decided to go together. We ran to Big Lots and then Walmart to get the... Mon, 19 May 2014 18:27:26 EST The Voyage To Find The Perfect Yoga Mat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694330 PART ONE??????????? <BR> <BR> At least, that's how it felt today. <BR> <BR> I got up and did my Zumba, plus an extra song because, hey why not? I then did a bit of internet searching and completed my workout by finishing up with some yoga. <BR> <BR> After that, I got dressed and decided to go shopping for a new yoga mat. The one I currently use is 10 or so years old from Ross. So you can see the need for one. <BR> <BR> I got dressed, opened my door and walked right back inside. It w... Tue, 13 May 2014 17:00:58 EST Monday Recap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693572 Hello all. <BR> <BR> For some odd reason I am feeling like actually writing a blog today, versus what now appears to be a weekly one on Tuesdays. <BR> <BR> Of course I woke up extremely early for a day off. So I was up and ready to work out by 8:45 am or so. I got to do an hour of Zumba. I know I talk about how much I love it, but I really do. I wish there was just a Bollywood Zumba though. Four Indian songs just aren't enough, considering they are my favorite ones! After Zumba was... Mon, 12 May 2014 17:03:46 EST Still Here, Still Truckin' Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689071 Just wanted to let you know that I am still here. I have been busy working, working out, cleaning, and packing stuff up. Fun fun. <BR> <BR> Last weekend I tackled the garage and every time I go out there I am still amazed at the job I did. We went from barely being able to walk in it, so nearly being able to park a car in. And now I am tempted to just fill it back up with the stuff I am packing inside the house. <BR> <BR> I am still working out and still loving Zumba World. That is awe... Tue, 6 May 2014 15:27:00 EST SOMETHING SMELLS.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683253 Oh wait, that's just me. <BR> <BR> So I really shouldn't be sitting, in a nice fabric recliner at the moment, but who cares. I need a shower ASAP though. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did two hours of working out. Zumba, some strength training, and yoga. It was nice to finally feel well enough to do some real workouts. Though I will admit, that I am still under the weather. After shaking my butt, I went out to eat with my dad. <BR> <BR> We got pizza. Like hard core, super bad, OMG pizza. ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:30:05 EST Happy Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676275 So, I may not be blogging much. Or tracking my food. Or logging on to Spark. Or even working out. But I did hit a new "low" today. My weigh in this Easter Sunday is 138.8 pounds! <BR> <BR> I haven't been working out because I got some weird cold thing that decided it was going to move down to my chest. It hasn't affected my eating really. Off and on I lose my sense of taste, and I have been craving warm soupy like things. But I still have been eating keto for the majority of my work ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:35:59 EST Not My Day...or Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668571 Today was just not my day. <BR> <BR> Having to go in yesterday, on Tuesday, my day off has really threw me off. My sleep is completely out of wack. I am messing up on very important things, like the Facebook posts (on the dates), and I just can't seem to get going. Or do anything right. <BR> <BR> On the upside, I got all my paperwork to fill out tonight for getting on payroll. I filled it up the best I could, but I still have a lot of questions, and a lot of things I can't fill out. ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:01:07 EST Is It Nap Time Yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667704 So today I went in to work. <BR> <BR> On my day off. <BR> <BR> Because the other person just needed an extra day. <BR> <BR> That's fine. I really don't care. Everyone needs an extra day. But it would have been nice had I known a day or two ahead of time. Not at 9:10pm the night before. <BR> <BR> So needless to say I didn't sleep well. I was a bit pissed that I had to go in on my day off. I didn't get anything I normally do on Tuesdays done. I had to do laundry last night because I ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:14:54 EST Monday Funday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660959 I am feeling somewhat better. Still sneezing, with a bit of congestion, and still coughing, but it's much better. And honestly, the congestion makes me happy. It's moving and not into my chest. Plus my coughing, has, umm, been "productive." Gross I know, but good in a way. <BR> <BR> I am happy to report I ate extremely well on Saturday and Sunday. I even started testing my ketones levels again. Of course I know it will be negative for a while, so I was surprised when I showed trace le... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:52:24 EST Sick Selfies and Cute Kitties http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657322 Well, going back to work today was too soon. <BR> <BR> Last night I actually woke myself up coughing. Looks like it is going around at work too. I wasn't the first to get it, but everyone else seems to be coming down with something in other. <BR> <BR> I forgot that is one of the downsides to being in the world of the living. Sickness. <BR> <BR> Oh well. <BR> <BR> Time for some selfies with a cute kitty that came in today! <BR> <BR> This is a good one of the kitty! <BR> <BR> <img... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:05:29 EST Sick Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656113 Well not really. <BR> <BR> On Friday my cough that I had for the past few days (or weeks) finally moved from a dry cough from a tickle in the throat, to a full blow nasal thing. It was kinda of a catch 22. Happy that it was moving, because that was improvement, not really happy my nose turned into a faucet. It was a bit too hard to work on Friday, and I was already going to be an hour over in over time, so I opted to go home, so I could work the weekend. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness for ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:31:44 EST Blogging at WORK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651668 Now, if you know me, or at least have read my blogs before, you know that this is a first for me. <BR> <BR> I brought my computer to "Spark" on my lunch break. Who's a good girl? THIS GIRL! <BR> <BR> Hehe. <BR> <BR> Well this morning was a bit more of a typical day. Lots more cleaning than lately, which is more normal. Basically because we have cats in the kitten room. I had to clean out the intake today too. Luckily for me, I had super star volunteer, Tyler help me do the cleani... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:56:26 EST Terrific Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650970 Did you know that the word terrific actually means terrified and not great? <BR> <BR> Well my Tuesday was neither, but I wanted to rhyme, because RHYMING. <BR> <BR> I woke up a little before 8 am. Ah the joys of sleeping in. I did pretty much the same thing I did yesterday workout wise. I was sore this morning, but not sore enough not to work out. Which means if I am this sore tomorrow, I won't have too much trouble actually doing my work. I planned on doing a couple of errands, but de... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:13:06 EST Hello Again, My Old Friend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650052 So, after four blogs about updating, and promising to be back, I really hope this is the one that sticks. <BR> <BR> And it probably will. Why? Because I am back on the bandwagon. <BR> <BR> No more planning, or starting later. I started today, with a kick in the butt yesterday. <BR> <BR> Slowly, ever so slowly, I started to notice that my pants, where, well fitting. This normally isn't an issue, but they were big, and now not so much. I got on the scale yesterday to see my weight back ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:50:31 EST The "Big" Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631204 ...Or not so much. <BR> <BR> Remember a few months ago, when I was so excited that I had a new goal date. Something to look forward to. <BR> <BR> Something that I gave up when I got my job. <BR> <BR> Yup, today was Adam's wedding. And to be honest, I totally forgot all about it until I asked my mom where dad was. Of course he was at Adam's wedding. <BR> <BR> And I so wanted to be there. <BR> <BR> I really wish I went. <BR> <BR> And I remember my goal, that I wanted to be at today... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:22:25 EST Hello, Long Time No See... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627627 Hey everyone!!! <BR> <BR> First off, sorry for being away, and not keeping up with you guys. To be honest, I have been so busy, all I have time to do is sleep! I have been thinking about you guys, hoping everyone is doing well, so it's not like I completely abandoned you! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow marks my first month working with the shelter. It's been busy, but I think I am made the cut. I have lasted not only a month, but through some really crazy people. Plus I think I made the cut with t... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:19:14 EST Quick Blog Before Work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618542 Wow have I been busy. <BR> <BR> Yes I did have both Thursday and Friday off, but to be honest, I wanted nothing more than to lay in bed all day and catch up on my shows. Which is exactly what I did. <BR> <BR> This "week" will be the first week of my more or less "normal" schedule. I will get Monday and Tuesday off, and work the rest of the days. Morning times are a bit up in the air, but at least now I have a better idea of how things are going to go. <BR> <BR> I feel really bad about... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 10:57:35 EST Busy Busy Busy...UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607339 Hey guys! I hope all of you are having a wonderful Monday, I know I am. Today is my day off! WEEEE! So I guess it's like a weekend for me? Though it is just today that I am off. <BR> <BR> As many off you know I suffer from social anxiety making it hard to deal with certain people as well as doing every day tasks like leaving the house. Recently I did get myself a sweet job where I get to take care of cats at a local shelter and run the front desk. <BR> <BR> It's busy, overwhelming, ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:50:31 EST Brrrr, Grrrr, and Zzzzz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603576 Well last night my allergies hit...again. Now, normal people who have seasonal allergies are sneezy and maybe stuffy. I look like I have the flu. <BR> <BR> I took a Clartin, because that seemed to be working and two Benadryls last night. <BR> <BR> The majority of my night I wasn't asleep. I swear the Benadryl didn't even work on me. I just couldn't breathe. Top that off with the fact that I was beyond tired, which means I didn't sleep. I don't know why, but I can't sleep well if I... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:41:03 EST Day 6 and 7 of DailyHIIT's Catching Fire 30 Day Challenge.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602620 ....plus a whole bunch more I couldn't fit in the title! <BR> <BR> Today was my first day at work! I really enjoyed it, and though it wasn't "busy" it was "busy." We had 13 cats come in today from 4 different places. We focus on taking in cats from kill shelters and occasionally from hoarding and puppy mill type set ups. I really like the cat part of the job. <BR> <BR> I am still really unsure about the whole phone part of the job, and I know that comes with practice and experience. Th... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:24:51 EST Day 3 and 4 of the DailyHIIT Catching Fire 30 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601482 Okay, so I know I am a little late on day 3 and 4 of the DailyHIIT's Catching Fire 30 Day Challenge. I don't mean to be, but such is life. <BR> <BR> Day 3 was suppose to be Friday, and my allergies were bad enough to call it a rest day. I remember just thinking to myself, "Nope, not going to happen today." After all the excitement on Thursday with the call back for the cat care job, I was pretty drained. <BR> <BR> Day 4 was suppose to be Saturday. Again, I was suffering from some seriou... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:14:57 EST Well This Complicates Things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600086 Well this complicates things....in a good way I guess. <BR> <BR> I got the job! <BR> <BR> For the first week or so, I will be working from 8 am to 2pm. This is okay. I have time to get up, go to work, come back work out. I will still have time to clean the house, do my laundry and get my normal stuff done. No more sitting around gathering Swagbucks though. <BR> <BR> But after a week or two, I will be full time. Meaning, 8am-6pm Tuesday through Friday, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm,... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:38:58 EST A-Z Getting Know Your Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597310 So one of my newer Spark friends posted this, and it was really nice to learn more about her. I know I have a couple new people out there, so I guess it's my turn. Plus I didn't do a blog today because, well, allergies, so this good timing! <BR> <BR> <BR> A is for Age: 26 (27 in 12 days) <BR> B is for Booze: I don't drink...but when I do, I drink vodka <BR> C is for Car: Chevy Colblat <BR> D is for Dad's name: Rick/Richard <BR> E is for Ego: ummm, I don't really know what to write here. ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:21:12 EST Day 2 Of DailyHIIT 30 Day "Catching Fire" Challenge and My Lucky Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596223 First off, I want to say that today was an awesome day. Like super awesome. Like one of the best days I have had in a long long long time. And here's why... <BR> <BR> I had a hard time sleeping last night. The cedar pollen count has gone back up and I started having trouble breathing and everything started to itch (which is more evil than just being a snot monster). I was up at 3am, at 6am, at 7am, and finally at 9:30am I got up for good. I couldn't breathe so I took some Chloro-tabs, ... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:29:46 EST Day 1 Of DailyHIIT 30 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594887 Well today was, and is the first day of the DailyHIIT's new 30 Day Challenge. I am planning on giving a full review as soon as I update you on yesterday. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was much better cedar wise. I woke up not runny, sneezy, or stuffy at all. But there was a downside. Imagine a balloon filled with water. Now, you are holding that balloon upside down, letting some of the water drip out, but then you suddenly stop it. The balloon still has water in it, and it still has pressure be... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:19:16 EST Just Call Me Sneezy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592674 I am short enough to be one of the Seven Dwarfs, might as well try out for the part of Sneezy now! <BR> <BR> In Central Texas we have a few bad allergy seasons, but none more dreaded than the Cedar Fever. I guess it doesn't help that I even live in a town named after the tree either (Cedar Park). It only happens once a year, but dang it is a long few weeks. Pair with the fact it started right after I got over my cold, this has been the most frustrating and miserable few weeks ever. <BR> ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:10:10 EST Another Rest Day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589259 Okay, first off, fair WARNING this blog might be a bit too much. I will talk extensively about my bowl movements and my rumbling grumbling tummy issues. Fair WARNING! <BR> <BR> <BR> For this entire week, my stomach as been in knots. Making all different kinds of loud noises. The noises are generally fine, but they are actually painful for me. I could feel my intestines bind up. <BR> <BR> In addition to the monstrous noises coming from my tummy, I also was plagued with some pretty ho... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:21:43 EST Rest Day and A Day Out GASP Shoe Shopping!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588121 So today I am still pretty sore from the last two days of working out. My core still hurts and so do my legs, which I guess is a good thing. <BR> <BR> I woke up early to a wet, humid, foggy day. Perfect for shopping, right? <BR> <BR> Well considering that I have issues with leaving the house for fear of a panic attack or something bad happening, shopping is usually a no go. Plus I also hate shopping for anything apparel related because it just makes me depressed. The clothes never look ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 13:16:15 EST Crushed My Cravings Keto Style!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587178 Okay, I am just so excited and proud of myself, that you guys are getting a bonus blog today! <BR> <BR> In my previous blog I wrote about how I was having issues with my TOM carb cravings especially since I am low carb now. I was especially craving pancakes. Sweet, carbs, bready, filling, decadent pancakes. I also mentioned how I found a recipe. <BR> <BR> Well I put on my big girl pants and made them. But I took a step further. I made some sugar free whipped cream, cut up some strawber... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:47:27 EST Just Got To Move! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587082 So I'm not going to lie, I'm sore. Like "oh my gosh I hadn't worked out in a month sore." I have been worse, much worse, but today was a little bit more sore than I wanted to be. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to focus a bit more on strength training lately, and really prefer to do it first and get it over with. But today I was having a bit of mobility issues, so I did my Zumba first, so I could warm up my muscles. I decided I really didn't want to deal with a "medium length" workout, wh... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:53:39 EST Shredding The Calories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585857 Well I have figured out that Splenda candies kick me out of keto. But yeah, I'm on my period, it's hard to resist! <BR> <BR> Even though I am not in keto, and thus had a really super hard time sleeping last night, I had a pretty early morning. I got up about 6 am or so, but just kinda lounged around until the parents left. I try to stay out of the way until the bathroom is all clear, since mine is usually occupied in the mornings. <BR> <BR> I didn't really feel like doing much this morni... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:02:26 EST