MRSBUDRYZER's SparkPeople Blog MRSBUDRYZER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 21 Day Fix and Fitness Trackers - Double Blog! Summer Always......Brings out the dieting/exercising inner goddess in me!! <BR> <BR> So, here we are, first week of Summer? Check! <BR> Losing weight and feeling great? 17 pounds since April 15th! Check! <BR> <BR> Two things I want to talk about today.... <BR> 1. 21 Day Fix <BR> 2. BodyMedia vs. Fitbit vs. Perfection???? <BR> <BR> I'm on week two of the Beach Body 21 Day Fix with trainer Autumn Calabrese. First, I will say, if you are thinking of doing this, go on YouTube and search ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:56:25 EST Shaking Off the Cobwebs Winter was not kind to me. I was not kind to my body. Luckily, Spring is here....though it isn't exactly a lovely Spring here in NJ (it is 46 and raining out). But, with Spring comes thoughts of Summer and thoughts of Summer always mean: Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> BATHING SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> SHORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> SLEEVELESS SHIRTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> SUMMER DRESSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> HOW MUCH WEIGHT DID I GAIN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! <BR> <B... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:41:03 EST I made it to goal! Holy crap, I did it!!! <BR> <BR> I am wearing Size 8 pants!!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My current weight is 152...which is a little higher than I wanted. (I wanted some wiggle 145 - 150), though I am not 100% on with my weight target...I am exstatic that these pants fit! AND...I am going to give myself a little breathing room for a bit. I'm also going to join a maintenance group. <em>9</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:34:43 EST "You must be hot from all that burn!" "You must be hot from all that burn." - BodyMedia Device's motivational statement <BR> <BR> I literally laughed out loud when I read what my BodyMedia had to say about all my kick ass exercise sessions this week. Aaaah, my hard work has been noticed!! <BR> <BR> My salt intake on the other hand...uh...not so good. Have to pay more attention. Weigh in tomorrow. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:47:01 EST Fear vs Acceptance Fear. F.E.A.R. <BR> Four letters. <BR> A pretty short and insignificant word... <BR> <BR> Acceptance. A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E. <BR> 10 letters. <BR> Long and attention grabbing... <BR> <BR> What's my point? Hm. Well, I'm approaching what I think and hope will be the end of the road for me. The end of dieting and the beginning of maintaining. Keeping up who I've worked so hard to be!! (I'm 13 pounds away). <BR> <BR> But, what happens when fear of not being as happy as you expected to be t... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:53:44 EST Woe is me!!! Or is it??? I decided to get a jump on doing my Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter clothing switch. I climb up to the attic. I throw 4 bags down and start to open them up...start pulling stuff out...oh, wait...this looks too does this...OMG....and this!!!! <BR> <BR> During this warm season I have lost 30 pounds and dropped 3 pants sizes or so... <BR> <BR> I start trying things on... I'm swimming in my clothes!!!!!!!!!! My size 16's and 14's...useless now. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! <... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:51:15 EST Things that help me along... I've been sticking to this whole "better myself" routine for over two months now. <BR> Yay Me!! <BR> <BR> But, I've also been at this for years!! Up, down, I want to , I don't want to, I just can't, oh give me that cookie!! BOX!!, mmmmm pizza, I'm so fat, pass me the brussel sprouts please, woohoo I've lost 5lbs let's celebrate...I'm craving a hamburger!!!! I love working out, I hate this stupid treadmill, I'm just so tired...and hungry... And on, and on.... <BR> <BR> So, why am I still a... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:42:29 EST A Blurb... I am back on Weight Watchers...oh, thank you...thank you... <BR> <BR> Long story short: <BR> <BR> Highest Weight: 217 (2005) (Age 30) Not pregnancy weight... <BR> <BR> Lowest (Adult) Weight: 158 (ummm, when I crash dieted at age 19/20) <BR> <BR> Current Weight: 170.4 Yes, .4 Been in this 170 area for 3 body is fighting getting into the 160's!! Why?!??! <BR> <BR> Goal Weight: 135 (originally 145 and I'll take either!) Dream vs Reality? Did I EVER weigh 135?? Yes, when I was 12.... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:38:56 EST Don't You Tread On Me I have a hard time taking criticism. I ask for advice. I ask, how can I do this better, faster, stronger.....and when I get the answers, I don't like them. They make me angry. They make me feel bad about myself, what I'm doing, and how I'm feeling. <BR> They are good answers and tips. They come from those that love me and want the best for me. Yet they hurt me. Why????? Why am I so sensitive? <BR> <BR> Note to Self: Need to develop thick skin. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:05:26 EST Presidential Fitness Test My daughter did can I....right??? <BR> <BR> I took the test this morning which consisted of walking a mile and then taking your pulse (or running a mile and a half). "Walking/Running" to the fullest extent of your ability. <BR> Crunches, Push Ups and a stretch. <BR> <BR> Not bad, right? <BR> <BR> It also takes your height, weight and waist measurements and gives a basic synopsis on your risk for chronic diseases. <BR> <BR> My score? 66% <BR> "Congratulations! You scored above... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:01:15 EST Two Weeks Later So, here I am...two weeks back into watching what I eat, exercising, being obsessed with all things healthy. <BR> <BR> BEFORE <BR> My new start weight was 182.4 (after taking 6 months off) <BR> <BR> AFTER <BR> Well, I weigh in tomorrow morning <BR> <BR> But, how do I feel??? That's what I wanted to talk about today. <BR> <BR> Have I had cravings? <BR> Some <BR> <BR> Have I been retaining water? <BR> YES! <BR> <BR> Have I been working out? <BR> At first, not really...I was waitin... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:30:51 EST The Jars of Destiny I saw this done when I was searching for motivational pictures on line...I had to try a version with things I had on hand... <BR> <BR> Here's what I ended up with: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I gave myself a mightier goal than I had initially intended, but I'd rather have too many rocks in the jar than have to add more to it!! <BR> 30 rocks, 30 lbs. <BR> <BR> Some rocks are bigger than others, those will represent really tough week... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:58:20 EST Rewards...Good stuff 15 pounds (181) - Michael Kors Purse <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 20 pounds (176) - Get rid of the glasses and get contacts! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 25 pounds (171)- Salon visit Hair/Nails <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 30 pounds (166) - few new outfits?? - or - <BR> <img src=" Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:05:16 EST Dear Me, You are beautiful and you are strong. You are doing great, and I love you. <BR> <BR> Love Always, <BR> Me <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:43:35 EST