MOMMASHUTT's SparkPeople Blog MOMMASHUTT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Boosterthon Fun Raiser Good Morning Spark Peeps! <BR> <BR> I wanted to put the word out about my son's newest fundraiser at school, it's the Boosterthon Fun Run. Last year was the first year the school participated and the kids loved it! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My son is the one on the far right. <BR> <BR> This is the only one I like to participate in because it's promoting fitness, and making good choices everyday. Last year my son ran the cap of... Wed, 8 May 2013 10:09:47 EST Sure, why not test my thyroid...getting older sucks I went in yesterday for my annual physical. I've been dreading it, I've gained weight, I have issues I have been procrastinating about or just been in straight denial. <BR> I had to go in 7 weeks ago to just see my doc so she would renew my HBP pills. I don't want to take them, I hate them and I actually call them my anger management pills. <BR> First thing she says when she walks in is great job on the weight loss, 7lbs. in 7 weeks, how did you do it? I just looked at her like <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 2 May 2013 08:30:27 EST Do the Diva Half & 5K <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This was first 5K where there was an expo, half marathon and a huge after party. I went with 2 of my oldest friends who signed up to do the half marathon turning it into a girls weekend for us. <BR> I had so much fun at the expo, meeting people and spending money. The promoters have a DJ that travels with them and he was hilarious! <BR> <BR> <img src="" <BR> ... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:44:54 EST I don't want to sound rude.... My title <em>49</em> was one of my favorite conversation starters last night. It's baseball season, my son & I spend many evenings at the fields for 2+ hours for practices & games. I don't complain, he's being active, he is really begining to figure out that you can love a sport & feel a sense of accomplishment from it. Before he played because it's what his friends did & didn't want to be left out. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Anyways, wi... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:03:47 EST Couldn't say it any better... After explaining to my son what happened at the Boston Marathon and wiping his tears away I came across this on facebook. Like many of you I had a friend or family there and I am glad they are safe but heavy hearted for the ones lost. <BR> <BR> Boston.F%$*ing horrible. <BR> <BR> I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity." <BR> <BR> But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem -- one human insect or a pois... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:42:07 EST Compression Socks, Yes please! So, I've started the C25K program to gear up for this year of runs. Yes, I said runs, plural. <BR> I am doing a Diva Run next month and we are all dressing alike. I had to buy a pair of compression socks for the outfit. They are cute and I did not want to wear them because then I'd have to wash them and don't want the color to fade. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I tried them on and my calves are big, they stretched out and looked h... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:50:34 EST It started with "I don't like your mean friend" So, I had some friendship issues last year and by the end of the year, I had not spoken to my best friend in 10 months. It was rough, there was so much I wanted to share but just couldn't do it, I was hurt badly. <BR> A mutual friend asked both of us if we would want to run a half marathon all together. I told her I would think about, she knows nothing of what's happened, and I hoped she would just forget about it. <BR> My bestie & I always just put on a brave face and kind of ignored each ot... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:34:38 EST 10 yoga poses for Happiness<BR>ses-make-you-happy <BR> <BR> It works for me! I really believe that doing yoga has helped me lower my blood pressure and control my anger. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:42:21 EST These Lumps... I hope this works, I had a friend tell me he's done with young, skinny girls. This is the first thing that popped into my mind. It makes me giggle. <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:56:05 EST I don't do Resolutions, I have Goals.. Resolution is a bad word to me, in my mind I see a flashing neon sign "FAILURE". I never keep them, they seem destined to be broken. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I like Goals much better, I can change them to make them harder and they aren't broken just improved. It's a happier word to me, it seems more forgiving and not as judging as the "R" word. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 08:34:56 EST What's your Inspiration? I started out today in a funk, reading facebook updates. I am honestly sick of reading everyone's political stances. I was raised that there are 2 things we don't talk about outside the home, politics & religion. That's all I'm saying.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So, while reading my Spark peeps status' I notice BONOLICIOUS2's and go to read her newest blog. Here is a member I have always felt I connected with and she is writing a... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:45:48 EST Secret Info So, I was hit by the sinus bug this week, I haven't been sick in a long time. Sure I got the sniffles but not like this, when I look sick it's not a good thing. <em>39</em> <BR> There I sit at my son's baseball game in pain, unable to blow my nose, much less breathe, I don't want to talk because then everyone would look at me with that "what is wrong with her?" face. When one of the Moms leans over and tells me to rub vaporrub on my feet before I got to sleep and put socks on. I looked at h... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:47:28 EST What happened to June & July? Holy cow, I can not believe it's almost August! These last 2 months have flown by! I've been doing horrible on tracking everything, but I want to assure everyone that I am doing well & keeping up with my minimum of 10 minutes a day exercising and watching what I eat. I'm going to mostly veggie meals just because I crave them now. Our secretary gave me 2 huge zucchini so I have been using them in everything. Don't even get me started on cucumbers, geez I'm starting to get excited thinking abou... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:41:30 EST Was my nose really that big? Not a single one? Well, summer is the worst time of year for me. I am busy constantly and with the strange weather going around, it's only makin my work life harder. <BR> I did take some time out this weekend for myself and I got to play with my nephew a lot. We don't get to see him too often, so my son & I took full advantage of it. <BR> <BR> I found my before picture...this was taken the day my nephew was born 4/6/2011. I am amazed at how big my nose was & don't even get me started on my... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:54:28 EST Yep, I did that <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And it was wonderful! <BR> <BR> I have been having issues with my normal yoga studio, they have cut back hours of my favorite yogi, fired another one and changed class times once too many. Knowing that the yogis all teach at different studios, I went to check my favorite out at her other place & I am glad that I did. It was so much fun! Playing on the yoga wall was incredible and freeing and made my back feel wo... Thu, 31 May 2012 08:55:17 EST I am a Warrior!!! This past Saturday was the Warrior Dash, I kept getting nervouse thinking about it. I am in no way a runnerand that was what was scaring me the most. <BR> <BR> This is our before picture, see how happy & clean we are... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I haven't developed the disposable camera yet so these are pictures that my mother took. I was so happy that my family came out to support my friends & I. My son stayed by the fire jump... Mon, 21 May 2012 11:24:56 EST Just kinda here The scale isn't moving, my clothes are getting big, it's raining and my on call weekend sucked. I was busy as hell on Mother's Day & everytime someone said "Happy Mother's Day!" I was shooting the bird to them. It's childish but it made me feel better & they can't see me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> But I love this picture, it makes me smile & I'm actually getting a jaw line..... Mon, 14 May 2012 11:40:03 EST Learning the ropes Last night at boot camp the very first station was Ropes. I have been so excited to use the ropes, why?? Because being a sailor I am drawn to water, ropes & anything haze gray. <BR> These were no little jumping jack ropes these were the kind that we had to run down the deck of a ship over our shoulders. I loved it!! My partner on the other hand told me I was stronger than her, whut whut!!!! Put your hands up, put your hands up!! <BR> last night was one of the hardest sessions I have done, I... Thu, 3 May 2012 08:40:49 EST I need some new friends I am so pissed off! So, my friend that was supposed to do the Warrior Dash with me is now backing out of it. <BR> She called me on Tuesday and told me the morning times were all full, I logged into the site and the next available time was 3:30pm. I told her let's just go ahead and sign up for that time slot. She said okay and I walked her through logging in and what numbers to use to register & redeem the groupon. <BR> Today she sends me a text and tells me that the 3:30 slot is full, which ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:18:18 EST The exploration of tofu I have been trying all different types of tofu and soy products just to try something different and lower my meat intake. I never realized there are two types of tofu, silken & firm. I'm used to having the little pieces of it in hot & sour soup and it's okay. I look at it as just a filler, like water chesnuts. <BR> I tried tofu curry yesterday, the texture was like a chewy egg. Do they fry it? I should have probably asked that before hand. I enjoyed the dish and will order it again. <BR> <... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:50:18 EST Food Porn <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was so good, i had to have it again for lunch today. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:40:56 EST Had a foodcasm... So, yesterday was Easter a time when my family gets together to eat allll day and watch the Masters. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> My mother made a salad for me, just for me! It was wonderful: arugula, fresh strawberries, feta cheese, pecans and some poppy seed dressing on the side. It totally gave me an O face, my SIL & I fought over the rest of it. It was Ah-maz-ing! <BR> Has that ever happened to you? <BR> <BR> Being on vacation & visiting family made me feel limited in my food choices. I... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:22:21 EST Mom, what is on your legs? Last night I'm cooking dinner and my son is behind me going over his science fair presentation. <BR> I reach up into a cabinet for the garlic and hear "Mom, what is on your legs?" <BR> <BR> I reach down brush them, thinking well I did just get done with boot camp, it's possible to have some dirt on me but there's nothing there. <BR> <BR> "Nicolas, what are you talking about?" <BR> <BR> "Gimme your phone and reach up again." <BR> <BR> I hear the camera go off "Nicolas, did you just tak... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:53:24 EST Boot Camp, crossfit without the heavy weights?? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Friday nights class, she left off the sprint back to the first station as #9. <BR> <BR> Have I explained that I don't know how to run? I sure can sprint though! <BR> <BR> I dislike all mountain climbers, they are mean & I'm never going to make it up the moutain. I just feel stuck in one place. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to see what she has in store for us tonight! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:59:18 EST Muffintop Melting.... I am going into my 3rd week of this month long class and I have to tell you, last night hurt. <BR> I can't quite figure out what hurts more my butt or my shoulders. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This was 5 min intervals switching arms or sides after 5 times, using weights. This was the first workout I have done with all weights. I think I can now hold a pencil with my shoulder blades, vertically... <BR> <BR> Now that ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:19:30 EST Hungry Hungry Hippo Good morning! <BR> <BR> Okay, I haven't read up on this but I plan on it. I just enjoy getting everyone's opions. Here it is, since I have flopped my workouts and am now doing Strength 3x a week and Cardio 2x a week I am hungry, all the time. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I really am eating more, not bad stuff though just more freggies than anything else. Less bread, I haven't added more protein in though. I did have a glass of skim milk the other day & it was awesome, I haven't had that much mil... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:04:13 EST Are your Nipples burning?<BR>&sns=em Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:26:50 EST Okay all you Crossfit, Bodyrockers, Boot do I How do I track my exercises? I normally use the Sparkpeople strength training but I don't do 2 reps of 15 all the time. <BR> So, I changed my settings & named it Muffintop Meltdown but am having a hard time figure out what the same exercises are in Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> How do you do it?? <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> All information is welcome! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 08:35:32 EST My -25lb present <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I bought one of the cool Nike shirts that I would always look at and moan, it won't fit. I'm in my size 14 jeans too! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Next time I'll include a side shot. My smile is kind of weird because my 8 year old doesn't count down when taking a picture. <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 08:51:01 EST Randon Thought of the Day-Interval Timer Do any of you use an interval timer app? <BR> I keep looking at the apps for my iphone but not really sure which one would be best. So, I'm looking for thoughts & opinions.. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:54:12 EST My day with Flying Monkeys oh my! I was off from work yesterday because I am working this weekend. So, I took full advantage of the beautiful 77 degree weather, shaved the fur off my legs and donned a pair of shorts for yoga class. We completed our back bend seesions yesterday and are moving into inversions. That is a little scary for me to even think about. <BR> I then got to spend some girl time with my niece and SIL. I had forgotten how easy babies are compared to the ones that talk. I love my son but sometimes I just hav... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:26:32 EST Random TOD "Yoga makes me fart" I saw this on a Lululemon ad and couldn't stop laughing. It's so true! I've learned not to eat at least 2 hours before a class otherwise the only thing I'm toning is my enormous glutamous. <BR> <BR> Yeah, that's right I admit it! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What do you admit to? Thu, 1 Mar 2012 20:54:57 EST Random thought of the Day Where do you sweat the most? <BR> <BR> I used to think that I was a head sweater, but now when I'm in a warm yoga class my pants are sticking to my legs and I can feel the sweat running down my butt.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:54:50 EST Random thought of the day.. I love pomegranate but the seeds in my teeth hurt. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Do you just suck on them & spit out the seeds or just crush it because you are not a wimp like me? <em>84</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:21:09 EST Busy busy bee Well, I just wanted to post some new pictures. My brother & his wife had their first child & the first girl! She's a beautiful little thing and I could just hold her all day. My son doesn't feel the same though, he said she's not fun yet. <BR> We also went to Pink in the Rink on Saturday with his best buddie & his mom, we had a blast! The boys were a little upset they didn't get hats, but we made sure to share. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> N... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:32:22 EST Liar liar pants on fire I have been slipping in my eating habits and I acknowledge it each time but I just keep doing it. <BR> I am an emotionally eater, it sucks. I want to please everyone in my life and try my hardest, when I can't I turn to food. <BR> Here's what has triggered my reunited love with french fries. <em>486</em> <BR> <BR> I was invited to a play date on a school night by my oldest & dearest friend. I showed up an hour late, but had told her that we would be late due to the fact that homework ne... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:16:37 EST I have knees... I was off yesterday and went to a new yoga class Iyengar, this is the class description: <BR> <BR> "This class will focus on the body’s alignment with deep extended stretching. This non-flow class involves the use of various props to assist in the development of more perfected alignment. If you are looking for a class that will help build strength, endurance and increased flexibility, this is a must-do! " <BR> <BR> I had to grab a blanket for some of the floor work and never had to before. ... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:52:24 EST Snotty Co Worker I have to post this, I can't take it anymore. I have a co worker that has been sick & snotty for over a month. He finally got put on antibiotics but is still snotty. Sitting over there snorting, coughing, sneezing & blowing all damn day. <BR> Now, he has taken out 2 of us & denies that he spread his germs. Ughhhh!!! I feel horrible. I have thought about putting an onion under his desk to suck up all the germs. Should I? What do you all think? <BR> <BR> Oh & Happy Valentine's Day!!! Or as my ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 08:29:11 EST Honey & Cinnamon Interesting information sent to me. I eat cinnamon every morning on my oatmeal but will switch to honey instead of splenda brown sugar, just to see what happens. I haven't checked any of this for proof, just to let you all know. <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>********************************** <BR> <BR> Cinnamon and Honey <BR> <BR> Whoever thought? <BR> <BR> <BR> Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call 'tu... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 07:48:00 EST The 5 Tibetan Rites One of the yoga instructors has us do these before every class. Since I don't normally exercise in the morning, I have started to do this before I shower. I like them, they make me feel energized. Just wanted to share something good. <BR> <BR> The Five Tibetan Rites <BR> Rite #1 <BR> Stand erect with arms outstretched horizontal to the floor, palms facing down. Your arms should be in line with your shoulders. Spin around clockwise until you become slightly dizzy. Gradually increase number o... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 07:53:42 EST My first race page Thank you to all the spark people who have given me courage and hope! I finally set up my page for the Cupid's Cup 5k, thought you all might want to check it out. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> http://events.carolinashealthcarefoundat<BR><BR>&fr_id=1260&et=HyMdEewZ6aXA_XeBmY7iMw&<BR>s_tafId=4132 <BR> Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:46:59 EST I'm soooo close One of my goals is to do the crow pose in yoga. My son can do it in his sleep & it's pretty perfect. <BR> <BR> So today in my 2nd hour of yoga one of the students had asked if we could practice the pose. I started to sweat, my chest got tight and achy. <BR> <BR> I wasn't ready. <BR> <BR> I piled my blankets up so I wouldn't smash my face, I watched the girl next to me do it & won, this gave me strength. <BR> <BR> I got into my yogi squat... <BR> <BR> I planted my hands.. <BR> <BR> I fo... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:21:40 EST I reeeaaallly suck at keeping up on the weekends It's so funny every weekend I tell myself, don't forget to log in food. Don't forget to log in food. <BR> <BR> Then when I do it I realize, I didn't eat! Saturdays, it always happens on saturday. <BR> <BR> I log in my water and my exercise but it's normally 12:00pm before I realize I haven't had any food. <BR> <BR> Does this happen to anyone else? <BR> <BR> Here's what my normal Saturdays look like: <BR> <BR> 8:30-Wake up, brush teeth, get dressed, get the child dressed, talk about st... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:34:25 EST The craziness is over!! So, I've been a little absent from Spark on the weekends due to the holidays and coordinating my SIL baby shower. The family has known about the baby shower for 3 months but we could never meet. I finally put my foot down and did it myself, assigned everyone jobs & food to cook. <BR> I gave up my room to my parents, my son gave up his room to the cousins & we had a great time together. Although, I was not able to take any yoga classes over the weekend and that made me sad. <BR> Tonight marks... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:47:14 EST Another weekend gone... I had thought after the holidays my weekends would slow down but I was wrong.. <BR> <BR> Another busy weekend down and 3 more to go! I wanted to share a picture of food that was brought to our table yesterday. We had a play date and afterwards went to a Nothing But Noodles that had just opened. One of the boys ordered buttered noodles with meatballs and this is what he was presented with. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I promp... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:11:36 EST My weekend ended in a drum circle.... So, I finally got to see my first basketball game of the season Bobcats vs. Hawks. I've been torn about my feelings towards basketball & the strike. My son on the other hand doesn't care and was very excited. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> On saturday we both went to yoga, I ended up helping in his class because there were 6 kids all under 10! It was alot o fun, I did a bunch of poses I had never don before with there help, if that's ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 09:16:58 EST +3 lbs. & I'm not upset Yep, I am one of those people who brought back more than just the regift from the holidays. <BR> <BR> I brought 3 lbs. with me <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I broke my pattern to spend time with family that I get to see maybe once a year and I loved every minute of it. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Now, am I going to work even harder to lose the 3 lbs., maybe I haven't decided yet. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> How can I say that? It's easy. I am not allowing myself to stress over it. Besides I lost ano... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:54:03 EST My First Meatless Tuesday I was starting to feel bad for Tuesday. There is nothing special about Tuesday, it's just there. So, I thought "Hey, let's give Tuesday something to look forward to." <BR> It has now become my Meatless Day. Yeah for Tuesday! You are now special to me. <BR> My breakfast didn't change at all, I have oatmeal with a fruit every morning & I love it. <BR> Lunch I had a bowl of Minestrone 99% Fat Free soup. <BR> Dinner was exciting, I made it up with stuff I had on hand and it was awesome! <BR> Spi... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:16:21 EST My week alone is almost over So, my son has been gone a week, he went to Florida with my parents. So what is it I have been doing with my time? Well.... <BR> <BR> I have spent 270 minutes in yoga classes> <em>401</em> <BR> <BR> I have spent 60 minutes walking the dogs <em>200</em> <BR> <BR> I have spent 180 minutes in the kitchen making my food for the week & whole wheat banana bread for my trip to New Jersey. <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> So what if this was my dinner for a couple of nights <img src="http://photos-ak... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:41:27 EST My weekend alone... With my son gone, I kind of floundered for a minute thinking "What do I do? It's so quiet." <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Don't worry that didn't last long. I changed my clothes and took off for an evening yoga class, it was really fun, meet a couple new ladies and I adore the instructor, she's just a real goofball. <BR> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Then I got to sleep in! The dogs didn't even wake me up, it was so nice. I made myself a nice, mushroom, spinach, onion, tomato, egg white om... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:21:49 EST