MRSKOSITZ's SparkPeople Blog MRSKOSITZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community haven't forgotten Sorry I've been slack on my blog... Trying to juggle everything here! MY weight has been odd... Im just trying to figure out what will work for me. Still weight training and trying to get my running in. I have a 5K on sept 8... so I better be ready. Still eating clean with only a few slips. I feel good even though the scale hasnt moved much... trying to figure out the right amount of calories to see the loss... Right now I have a very sore throat and just want to be lazy at home! Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:57:37 EST week 5 WEll this week was really confusing.. I worked out like every day except 1.. and I pushed myself to meet my calorie burn.. BUT the scale was UP all week! I kept pushing and then all of a sudden I lost a lb. CRAZY... sometimes I just dont understand. But I'll take a lb! <BR> <BR> I've decided to focus on weight training... and eating CLEAN. I know I've been wishy washy on what IM doing, but honestly Im just trying everything until I find something that works for me....forever. I've been lo... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:01:52 EST Week 4 review... sorry so late!! Whew.. boy do weeks seem to fly by!!! When I came back from vacation, I ended up with the crud... sore throat, cough, YUCK... LIttle E got it too.. I felt soo bad for him... he was all wheezy and there was nothing I could do for him! Its always so hard to get back into the swing when you come back from out of town. Luckily my husband was home Sunday and he had already done the grocery shopping for me, so that helped some, but he was back out of town on Monday for the WHOLE WEEK until Sunday... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:41:40 EST Week 2 & 3.... wrong direction.. So week 2 & 3 are over.. I decided to move my weigh in day to Sundays so that I can let SP keep track of my fitness burns for the week... {it was starting over on Sundays} SO sunday will be the start of my week... I'll weigh Sunday mornings...and blog on Mondays. <BR> <BR> I was doing great! Down a few lbs and then I went on vacation with my mom to Kentucky and met up with my aunt and cousin. We spent a week in a motel... {dont even get me started on that}... but there was no where to do a... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:57:36 EST Week 1 review.. sorry it's so long! Well week one of fully committing to this journey is over. It was a pretty busy week though. My husband was working out of town for most of it, so that left me in single mom mode.... which I commend any mother that has to do it alone, its exhausting with help... no words for doing it without help. "E" is either teething or going through a growth spurt, but he has gone from sleeping through the night to waking up 2x again... its like a newborn all over!! Mommy is exhausted!!! But I made sur... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:22:41 EST THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN! I had my son exactly 3 months ago on this Thursday. I've been trying to get back on track and I have had good days and bad, which I know will happen, but overall the scale isnt moving. In fact it has probably gone up some to be honest. Im tired of this! I went shopping out of town this past weekend for new clothes and came home with basically NOTHING because nothing fit. What a blow! I was getting close to my goal before I got pregnant and gained a whopping 53 lbs with my baby even though... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:24:13 EST IM SERIOUSLY BACK!!! Hey everyone!! I have missed SP sooooo stinking much! I just got so wrapped up in the baby process I wasnt able to keep up! But we had a healthy... {VERY healthy} 9.6 lb baby boy on April 26th! As a first time mom, I was a little overwhelmed to say the least with a very fussy/gassy baby. But the dr has cleared me to start back to exercise and I go back to work in about 3 weeks. <BR> <BR> I want to start running again... So a friend of mine and I have made a bet to help us loose weight. ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:27:17 EST we picked a name! Baby Kositz is officially Everett Tyler Kositz! :) So excited to finally call him by name and not him or it. :) Let the monogramming begin! ahaha <BR> <BR> <BR> On another note, Im still struggling with weight gain.... really starting to get frustrated.. Im making a better plan today and NOT going to sway! This is soo much harder than I thought! Tue, 6 Dec 2011 08:28:57 EST 17 weeks and counting sorry it seems like I have fallen off the face of the earth... My life has turned into a whirl wind it seems. First trimester I was sooo tired.. Im finally getting my energy back somewhat. Found out on Nov 17th that we are having a little BOY! <em>187</em> We are so excited! I planned a big Gender Reveal party for family on the 19th to surprise everyone with our news! At the 3d ultrasound we were able to watch him move around for like an hour :) he has both legs and arms and fingers and ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:45:25 EST 2nd Trimester... 13 weeks You asked for it... lol here it is... the bump is starting to "round out" lol <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 06:56:27 EST The First Trimester! Wow.. cant believe its almost over... 2nd trimester starts for me Friday. I really cant complain about the first 12 weeks though.. although it really REALLY slowed me down... I think I was far better off than most pregnant women. I really had no nausea until week 11.. and even then it has been mild... more like an unsettled stomach. I am still working out...although its down to about 2-3x a week. I have been SOOOO tired.. I mean ridiculous... I would fall asleep on the couch at like 7..a... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:01:16 EST The small things that mean all the world So finally had my first ultra sound this morning. It was ah-mazing! I got to see my little kidney bean. I got to see the heartbeat flutter. and they put a sound wave on it and I got to hear it beating. The heart rate was 187. It measured a week smaller then I thought it should be.. so they put my due date at May 4. :) Fingers crossed for a happy healthy pregnancy! :) Thanks for all your support. Keep the happy thoughts coming my way. SP has been messing up on me.. and I have had a hard... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:40:36 EST figuring it all out... well I didnt make my goal this month... I really thought I could until I realized I was prego... days havent been the same...Im so tired and loss of motivation and appetite everything... dont even feel like myself really. Im always go go go...and now it seems to be nap nap Im trying to figure out a healthy calorie range thats good for me and the well as how far I can push myself at the gym. Been dealing with discomfort/aches in the lower stomach and its not too fun. No ... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:34:56 EST didnt realize.... So I didnt realize that when I joined groups on SP it told y'all! hahhha... SO YES.. I GOT A BIG FAT POSITIVE on a pregnancy test {well twice} last week!!!!! We are so excited... We have told most of our immediate family.. but are waiting to spread the news to everyone else {and facebook lol } after my dr appt in Early Sept... as for now I'm trying to keep the energy to maintain my workouts and eat healthy... I'll keep y'all up today.. Im sure this will be a fun interesting ride on my journe... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:28:40 EST awesome august.. or so I thought.. oh boy... Y'all know Im usually the cheerleader... glass is half full girl.. but boy and I not feeling it today! I had a great relaxing weekend. I only ate out once and limited my portions, I jogged both sat and sunday, I logged everything, I took naps, I went to the pool, just nice slow paced relaxing weekend. On friday night I even went to American Eagle with my husband..and I fit into size 12 jeans completely comfortable... couldnt wear anything there this time last year. :) The scale ... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:12:27 EST Awesome August week 2 Well last week went great.. got back to 196. Toward the end of the week things unraveled a little for me... we ran out of pre cooked food and left me making not the best choices on food... we also had a lot of family stuff this weekend... which led me to having some drinks. and I didnt get a work out in on Fri or Sat. I feel like the weekend wasnt as successful as I wanted it to be.. On the positive... I did make it to the gym on Sunday... which I hadnt for several past weekends. I also di... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:52:39 EST AWESOME AUGUST...DAY2 SO I havent blogged in awhile.. have been having a busy summer! I've continued to work out and eat right, but there has been days that I havent.. weekends have been my downfall again..and I've noticed some mindless snacking. I'm still trying to have a baby..and its not happening as quickly as I'd like.. SO I have decided to really focus the month of August on me {drop some more weight and see if it helps}... the first was on a Monday.. how perfect is that! As much as I still want to get into ... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:45:26 EST just when I was about to cave... quick blog today.. but It's friday.. and my weekly food that I prepare was pretty low as well as stuff for snacks... down to my last piece of chicken so I brought that and some green beans for lunch... and I didnt eat enough at breakfast {rushing to work}.. snack held me over a little, but I was still starving at lunch and I had almost talked myself into eating some french fries from the cafe upstairs... even had somewhat logged them into my food tracker... then as I am walking in the lady at... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 15:01:57 EST 4th of July... Bitter sweet Had a great 4th! Hope everyone else did as well! Mine went pretty well... got some things done on my to-do-list... got in a good work out saturday morning... weighed in at 194 after the workout and saturday night went to my BIL for fireworks and fun. Did have a few whisky drinks with diet root beer..{LOVE THAT} lol and some food... didnt think it was anything to major.. UNTIL I stepped on the scale and it said 200.2... I ABOUT FELL OUT! How the HELL do I gain 6 lbs in less than 24 hrs... I ... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 10:09:10 EST Back at it I know I've been MIA lately... SORRY... just been super busy.. with work and home... just finished putting together a BIG baby shower for my best friend 50+ people... and then I got sick and had to take a little over a week off the gym to rest up. Just wore myself out. Thanks everyone who has been checking on me!! Been maintaining around 195.. but its time to OFFICIALLY be out the 190s... enough is enough! 190s were always my comfort weight... so its time to blow past it! lol Still no baby... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:56:17 EST Noticing things... So I have noticed that when I dont use spark faithfully, I tend to slip off track... food and exercise wise... and I have also noticed that when Im not logging my weight... its because I'm gaining.. Im all ready to enter even an ounce loss... but as soon as the scale jumps up... I dont enter it on here. I've also had two instances lately that was a wake up call to me... one was I ventured out at lunch for fast food... which was something I havent done in a LONG time.. but something I used to ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:13:36 EST catching up Busy week... but havent gotten much exercise in... still holding it down at like 192... striving for the 180s. I only have a minute bc Im super busy today with my cousins graduation and cleaning house so we can do the boat thing tomorrow... <BR> <BR> I just wanted to show where I have come from and where I've gone... it really makes me realize how my hard work paid off... This was me the end of March last year... At the time I thought I looked good... until I saw the photo...I think this w... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 13:28:39 EST JUNE 1st... It's the first of da monthhhhhh... lol had to... So I had a great weekend.. tried to take it easy.. Did some house cleaning..went out on the boat one day... went tubing... that was interesting! lol and spent some time on my friends shower stuff and then spent some time napping and watching movies. Did really good eating wise and working out... Monday we ended up at a mexican restaurant... I tried to do my best and ordered lunch fajita's and only ate the meat and veggies... still It was out of... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 10:49:07 EST Wacky Wedneday Wednesdays are always SO busy for me.. Didnt go to the gym this morning because I have strength training and spin class tonight. Weighed in this morning.. back to 194...whew whoo... dang i hate water weight gain... lol So that means 7 more days to drop those 4 lbs to get into the 180s by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> I went to publix before work to do some couponing spent like $21 for $67 worth of stuff! :) Work is a little slow today.. trying to get ahead because I am off Friday and then ... Wed, 25 May 2011 10:43:23 EST Terrific Tuesday... I DID! Yesterday after work I headed home to get our AC fixed... not sure if I mentioned yesterday we were having problems with it. After that I headed to the gym... I was determined to get in 60 minutes of cardio... and I DID! I did 3 miles on the treadmill and then went to the elliptical. Burned like 650 calories...felt good. <BR> <BR> I was determined to get up at 4:30 this morning.. and I DID! Cranked out 30 minutes on the elliptical even though I was tired. Weighed myself and back down to ... Tue, 24 May 2011 11:51:20 EST frustrated and confused.... So I had a great weekend. Came home friday night went to the gym and did about 45 min on the elliptical.. cooked some fajitas with lean eye of round steak and peppers... I did fajita salad hubby did the wraps... decided to go grocery shopping that night to get it out of the way. Up super early Saturday morning to do that "HILL" workout I told you about. Ate a good breakfast and headed out. The Hill was challenging... we did LOTS of lunges and running up and down this steep dirt hill. The... Mon, 23 May 2011 10:49:55 EST thank goodness its thursday! week is going good... figured out why I was so hungry all week and tired... hello Aunt Flow! Which also means.... it's officially baby making time... eek... please keep me in your prayers that this will be an easy process towards a happy, healthy baby! Didnt go to the gym this morning... I was awake... but my cramping was so horrible I didnt get outta of the fetal position until I absolutely had to.... luckly midol and caffine help my cramping... so they arent so bad right now. Lower body ... Thu, 19 May 2011 09:32:49 EST what a wednesday! busy busy day... Wednesday always tend to be. Subway is doing free breakfast this week... so my cousin and I signed up for the same day and met this morning at 7 for breakfast. I have to say it was pretty good... we got free flatbread sandwiches... I just did the egg white and cheese...spinach, tomato, onions, bell peppers, jalapeno..and a little of the FF honey mustard...over all calorie wise it was good... but looking at the nutrition on the subway website...the sodium was WAY to high.... ... Wed, 18 May 2011 10:57:58 EST on track tuesday! Yesterday went pretty well..stayed on track with food and made it to the gym after work. Did a 3 mile run... well 2.5 miles then hubby was still working out so I did another .5 mile. Thought I went to bed early enough to get up this morning...but I didnt...just really tired so far this week for some reason. But today I will go do strength training after work and get in some cardio too. I also forgot to mention that the trainer I work with some adviced me to cut out my fruit for 2 weeks. I ... Tue, 17 May 2011 11:03:24 EST failure....or a learning experience? I know you've all been waiting patiently to see how my weekend went... and Im thinking by the title you can tell... I can either cry about it... which Im good at doing... or I can learn from it... and I think it's best to learn... Here's the recap.... <BR> <BR> So friday night we went to an outdoor concert... bring your own food and coolers... I went with my brother and sister and law... we did subway... I got a veggie sub..and put my own grilled chicken on it to reduce the sodium in take...... Mon, 16 May 2011 10:09:16 EST freaky Friday! Happy Friday the 13th! Sorry I didnt get many blogs in this week... super busy as usual. I had a decent week... A little more tired than usual.. didnt wake up for as many mornings as I wanted to... however I did get back down to 194.... to the challenge is to atleast maintain that through the weekend and with the busy weekend I have planed will make that challenging. Tonight I am going to an outdoor concert... should be lots of fun...can bring your own cooler... Im doing a veggie sub with... Fri, 13 May 2011 10:54:05 EST Weekend Woos... Im struggling with weekends... I do great all week... down to 193 on Friday.. then friday night the hubby wants to go out to eat... he loves mexican...and So I do really... and of course im tired on fridays and dont feel like cooking... so we go out... and I get fajitas limiting myself to one wrap... but of course I eat some chips ... but I do drink TONS of water the whole time... even though I dont eat the cheese and stuff the food has more salt than I am used to so I swell up... sat mornin... Mon, 9 May 2011 12:44:40 EST almost Friday! Got in lots of exercise yesterday...kind of wore me talk about SORE! I ended up forgoing the couponing trip to publix... its was just too much. I'm going to go tonight after the gym though. I promised myself I wouldnt give up a gym workout in order to coupon... so. I was supposed to run 3 miles this morning on my run schedule...but i just couldnt do it... both my husband and I slept in. Im going to do bands class tonight and then tomorrow instead of the elliptical I will do a ... Thu, 5 May 2011 12:18:13 EST a little stressed... trying so hard to stick with these blogs on my morning break... but work has been hell... So freaking over worked and underpaid... and the stress that comes with it... have a crink in my neck from the stress and work load... and my eyes are strained from being on the computer forever....with that comes anxiety of everything I have going on outside of work... really hoping for a relaxing weekend... but then you have mothers day...which I love my mother dont get me wrong.. but when you throw d... Wed, 4 May 2011 10:47:15 EST reaching my goals as promised... my 10 am-ish blog. Yesterday went pretty well... Did some upper body training and got a little cardio in... I couldnt wake up at 4:30..Monday's are soo hard so I did it all after work... we laid down at like 8 to watch a movie and I know I was out by 8:30... :) I did wake up for the gym this morning at 4:30... my hubby went with me. He hasn't been able to work out in the am because of his work schedule, but this morning he took a shower at them gym and headed to work. I plan... Tue, 3 May 2011 10:42:11 EST MAY Day.. MAY Day... Well its been a minute since I've written a blog... but it's a new month and I want to get back on track.. 100%! Let me try to catch y'all up to speed. I've been fluctuating between 193-197... this morning I was 197. There is a lot of reason for this... I havent been as cautious of what I put in my mouth... like treats at work and cookouts.. that kind of thing. I havent gotten as many workouts in... work has been crazy causing overtime.. which I HATE.. I dont want to work overtime! I went... Mon, 2 May 2011 10:49:12 EST Time for an update! I wanted to take a minute to update with everyone... Work has been pretty busy and I havent been able to get time to blog. But I am doing well.. still working really hard in the gym and logging my food. I havent been perfect everyday...which I know is impossible... BUT that has kept me teetering 194-196 and Im tired of that...193 would put me at 50 lbs total!!! My goal is to be 190 by my birthday Next friday... I was 194 this morning... so I need 4 lbs in 8 days... ehh not so sure.. but wi... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 10:46:41 EST women's question Hey sorry I havent blogged yall! I also said I would post progress pictures this weekend... WELL the lovely time of the month hit me... and I have felt nothing but bloated, sluggish, and uggggg... the past few days.. (Sorry guys!) needless to say I didnt wanna take half naked photos of myself to show my so this weekend hopefully! SO this brings me to my blog question for the day... right before my period and while Im on it, I feel like I could eat a house... my cravings for J... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:07:08 EST ONE-DERLAND Sorry Im just now blogging! It's been a crazy week for me at work! But last night I had my weigh in at my fitness challenge and I am officially in ONEDERLAND! :) 198.8... I weighed in last saturday after my workout and weighed 197.8... I was worried that that was just a lot of water sweating from my workout... although I considered it meeting my goal... I wanted to make it official and see it on the weigh in scale at the gym... so ITS OFFICIAL! <BR> <BR> Also when I hit my goal ... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:01:32 EST to help or not to help... Let me preface and say this maybe a long ramble post... I have a lot I want to get written done... <BR> <BR> so yesterday afternoon my husband still wasnt feeling well... and boy can men be whiny pants when they are sick. I offered to come home instead of going to the gym and get him some meds and soup... he's so hard headed he wont go to the DR to get better quicker. I fixed him soup and fixed my dinner. <BR> <BR> Then I went over to my best friends house.. its was her birthday.. we did... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:25:19 EST thank goodness well the scale finally dropped down some this morning... 201.4... sooo stinking close! I didnt make it to the gym this morning or yesterday morning.. its been pouring raining...and there is something about rain hitting the roof that makes you sleep like a baby! My husband came home from outta town last night sick again... I was just sick a month ago.. I PRAY I dont get it again. ugg.. So on top of sleeping in this morning until 6... some how my morning was a HUGE mess. I got stuck in traff... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:47:20 EST a little frustrated Just wanted to catch up with everyone. I made it through the weekend. I think I did great... minus I didnt track my food well..and it might be possible that I didnt eat enough. We ended up running some errands friday night and decided to eat out... we picked jason's deli and I had salad bar...and I KNOW there are LOTS of hidden calories on a salad bar... I only did the fresh veggies, egg whites, and balsamic vinegar. It was great! Saturday we did some cleaning and went to the gym.. I got... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:10:53 EST So close I can taste it! Well its official! Im down 40 lbs total!!! At last nights weigh in for my fitness challenge I was down another lb.. putting me at 203..exactly 40 lbs from my starting point... and then this morning I was 202.4 after my workout. As much as I want to celebrate that accomplishment... In the back of my mind I cant stop thinking about how close I am to 199... technically only 2.5 lbs away... I have wanted to be in Onederlalnd for SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long...and I'm almost there! I think this will ... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:01:44 EST week in review Sorry guys... I'm so busy that I just cant seem to fit a daily blog in... I am going to aim to do it weekly atleast... trying to figure out what day would be best to do it. I do wanna catch up with ya.. <BR> thursday night weigh in went well for my team... we had 3 people including one woman loose over 10 lbs the first week... the lady lost 13! Our team was 6th place out of 13..not bad. I only lost 1 lbs... one little lb.. luckly I dont count toward the team goals... since Im a mentor. I... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:40:45 EST first week of fitness challenge Hey everyone! Tonight is the first weigh in of my second round of the fitness challenge... I havent really seen the scale move yet... and its also that time of month... hopefully there will be a loss of some sort tonight. I still havent reached that 40 lbs total loss... Ive been teetering on it.. I've been researching my "plateau" and I think Im going to try upping my calories. Getting closer to 1500. Sounds odd, but apparently if I eat more my body should burn more with all the exercise I... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:13:23 EST plateau? Hey everyone.. been a few days since I got a blog in. Had a nice long weekend... still going strong on the fitness challenge. I think we have a good group..most of them are older than me again, but thats cool. We've been working it out! I feel like the scale has been stuck since new years.... I haven't been 100% on my eating... I'd say 90%... but I have been working out good... Dunno.. I am going to have to get really strict... Im wondering if I've hit a plateau... anyone got any pointers ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:42:29 EST Fitness challenge X2 Hey y'all. Hope everyone is still having a great 2011. Tonight starts round 2 of my fitness challenge. Most of you that read my blog know that I did the challenge at my gym last sept-nov and lost around 25 lbs. Well the challenge starts again tonight and I will be doing the same thing just as a mentor to all the new people. I still can compete for 1st place and cash. This also means that I have to be 100% on track with eating and my workouts. I made sure I got up this morning at 4:30am t... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:47:20 EST 1.11.11 I love cool dates! haha.. Needed to get a blog in... its been a few days. I did really well up until Saturday night and I kinda fell off track for a minute. We had to run some errands sat night and decided to eat out... we went to a sub place I'd been craving... then that night we went out to a bar... I had some drinks...and then of course drinks lead to late night fast food... and I had some fries and half a chicken sandwich... ugg.. I knew while eating it I would regret it... so then of c... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:28:53 EST advice... Whew we made it through the first full week of 2011! Its been a pretty good week for me.. Hubby is still outta town until tomorrow. We kinda go into a little heat last night and I thought I would blog about it to get it off my chest and maybe some input. You all know that I have been hitting the gym pretty hard since September. I get up at 4:30 am and go to the gym near my house for about 45 minutes... usually if my hubby is in town he goes with me and does his thing. Then I work 8-4 and... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 11:38:09 EST Running strong... Morning everyone! Still going strong? I am! Had a good workout yesterday. One of the girls I workout with sometime asked me if I wanted to run with her and her running group... They run downtown Charleston 3 or 5 miles in the mornings. I was a little nervous but we talked about it and I told her I would give it a try. So I got up bright and early this morning... still nervous I actually cried a little because I was so worried I wouldnt be able to keep up with the group... I have never run ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:44:00 EST