MISSMIRANDALEE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISSMIRANDALEE MISSMIRANDALEE'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/ Starting Over... Again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349224 I got away from Spark & in a sense gave up on myself. I let stress & depression get the best of me & stopped taking the right steps to keep going forward. I basically just let things keep building up until eventually it all tumbled down on top of me! <BR> <BR> Sadly, because of that I gained back all of the weight that I'd lost before & then some. But I'm in a much better place now & ready to stay focused on my goals! I'm taking baby steps & putting the things back in place that will hel... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 10:20:39 EST 90 days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909706 In just 3 months I will turn 40. In some ways that's a big deal, but mostly it's not. <BR> <BR> It's just a number. I don't feel like I'm about to turn 40. I certainly don't act my age. And quite a few people have said I don't look my age either. <BR> <BR> If I'm hung up on anything, it's that I really don't want to start the next 40 years stuck where I am now. I want to move past the things that keep bogging me down and I want to quit falling back into habits that aren't good for me. ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:04:20 EST Inspiring words by Edward Everett Hale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818262 "I am only one, <BR> But I am still one. <BR> I can not do everything, <BR> But I can still do something; <BR> And because I can not do everything <BR> I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." <BR> <BR> Found this quote in one of my devotions & thought it was pretty fitting to exercise, eating right, & just about everything else in life! How often do we give up because we feel so small & powerless? <BR> <BR> The world is huge & full of obstacles. But letting ourselves get o... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:40:03 EST New Phone/New Apps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813866 SInce my old phone died & I had to get a new one, I decided I should take advantage of the free apps Spark has. Hopefully this will be the kick in the butt I need! <BR> <BR> I'm starting out small, with just the Calorie Counter & Weightloss & Nutrition Look-Up apps. We'll see how it goes... <em>2</em> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 22:32:11 EST Get back to work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706445 The computer hasn't been working and neither have I... <em>39</em> <BR> I've really got to get back on track by working out daily and planning & tracking my meals! I know I'll feel better physically and emotionally as well. <BR> <BR> I've felt so busy/stressed out/tired lately and not being able log into Spark hasn't helped. <BR> <BR> If I don't start again right now, I'm going to be back to where I started or even worse... Fri, 30 May 2014 00:07:51 EST It's not the end, just the start of something even better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605796 I had the longest exercise streak going I've ever had before (19 days!) until Thursday. When I climbed into bed, exhausted, my head hit the pillow and I realized I hadn't exercised! <em>39</em> And I immediately fell asleep. <BR> <BR> But on Friday, I decided that rather than be upset about breaking my streak, I would simply start over. Thursday may have been the end of 19 days of exercising daily, but Friday could be the start of an even bigger streak! <BR> <BR> Here's to 2 days &... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 01:02:49 EST The 1st Day is always the hardest... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538263 but totally worth it! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I re-started the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge today. After basically not exercising at all for weeks, the 10min cardio video I did really kicked my butt. Sadly, it use to be one of the ones that I could do fairly well. (Before, it was still a workout, but I didn't feel like I was going to die!) <BR> <BR> It was a push to make myself do the workout, even knowing that when I finished I would feel great. And I do feel great! And because of that... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:35:43 EST Stepping into my best life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534997 I've really been struggling lately & my exercise & healthy eating habits have suffered. I knew I'd gained some of the weight back that I'd lost, but until I weighed myself yesterday, I didn't know how much (8lbs!). I just knew that my clothes weren't as comfortable & neither was I. <BR> <BR> WritingBlueHawk's Getting Back on Track blog inspired me today to take steps to get back where I need to be and live my best life. She made a list of the things that contributed to her weight gain & t... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 14:34:38 EST My Fun Fitness Goal: Improve My Hooping! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412006 Today's task for Spark Coach is to set a fun fitness goal. So, while I've thought about these goals for a few weeks, I haven't actually made them official goals...until now! <BR> <BR> I want to get out of waist hoop-land (and successfully pass the hoop from my shoulders to hips & back)! <BR> I want to hoop & walk around at the same time! <BR> I want to learn to change direction mid-hooping & a couple of easy tricks (like stir-the-pot)! <BR> <BR> My deadline for these goals is Sept. 1st! ... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 01:14:00 EST Same Shirt, Different Sizes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409840 So, I've been just ever so very slightly discouraged because I haven't lost more weight. I've been trying to stay on track with SS & not doing too bad, but the numbers haven't budged. And that's fine. I know I'm not going to lose weight every week, no matter how hard I stick to my plan... I didn't put this weight on overnight and it's not coming off that way either. <BR> <BR> But then, I got dressed today. And I pulled a shirt out of the dryer that I have 2 of, but in different sizes, a ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 16:46:11 EST Spark Solution Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403087 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273044311.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first day got off to a great start & a super delicious breakfast, The Bacon Swiss Scramble with Spinach. As, you can see my scramble looks rather different... I've made this before, following the recipe (& it was okay, but I like my verison better). After I joined the Eat Up, Slim Down Challenge <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=58610 </link> , I got into the habit of starting ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:45:10 EST Spark Solution Take 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400886 Though I was part of the SS group that started on May 20th, I didn't really stick with it the way I needed to. I didn't give myself enough time to plan ahead and allowed stress to defeat me. <BR> <BR> Actually, defeat is the wrong word. If I had been defeated, I would have gained weight (which I did not). I would not have started planning & cooking meals more (which I now do). And I wouldn't be so willing to try this again! <BR> <BR> I've now read the book completely and have everything I... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:50:43 EST The Spark Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361767 I decided to order the Spark Solution because I needed a way to get going again! After going so strong & losing 14lbs, I suddenly lost my motivation and momentum with a bad bout of allergies. I stopped exercising, quit tracking my food and then didn't even bother logging in anymore. I also love the fact that it came with a free trial to Spark Coach & two of Coach Nicole's DVDs! <BR> <BR> Since I didn't get my book until Monday, I decided it was best to not try to rush to read everything a... Mon, 20 May 2013 01:46:03 EST Trying to get back in the game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354607 It sounds like just a bunch of lame excuses for not living the healthy lifestyle I know I should, but I've just been so tired, busy and not feeling well (spring colds & allergies are great @ zapping your energy!) And sadly, once a I get out of the habit of doing the things I should, it's so much harder to get back on track. Which just makes me feel worse about myself and even harder to do what I need to... it's a vicious cycle. :( <BR> <BR> After weeks of not feeling motivated (I pretty m... Mon, 13 May 2013 00:38:16 EST