NKING1982's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NKING1982 NKING1982'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/ Day 51-Still stuck but i know why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934573 I am still down 10 lbs, but it's been this way for a while now. But i know why, i'm not meeting my goals. Time to get back on track ... again. <BR> Camping was fun. My eating habits were decent, and i got lots of exercise. Had a little too much to drink the first night, and had a couple drinks the next night. <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals- <BR> Eating-Start tracking my food again, more portion control <BR> Exercising-there is no excuse, need to get my butt off the couch <BR> Drinking-at least 3 AF ... Tue, 26 May 2015 13:32:01 EST Day 43-Camping soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930087 My weight went up a few lbs on my last weigh in (last Tuesday). I ran some reports and found that I am starting to exercise less and I am not tracking my food everyday. <BR> So my goal is to exercise more and make sure i track everything! <BR> <BR> I am so excited, we are going camping this weekend. We go every year during Memorial Weekend but this will be the first year (in about 7 or 8 years), that we are not going to have the kids with us. Just us! (oh and the dog) <BR> <BR> We pretty ... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:23:17 EST Project #1-keeps me busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927976 Met all my goals yesterday. Went for a 25 min jog/walk. Drank in MOD and kept busy with a project. Made healthy choices. <BR> <BR> Here is my first project to keep my mind off drinking, i made my dog a pillow bed <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a4eb26b-4ec0-4d57-b20e-9e738fb44f7a.jpg"> Thu, 14 May 2015 09:23:37 EST Day 38 Happy Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927428 I am still eating healthy. I am still down around 10 lbs, but i would like to lose 10 more. <BR> If i can cut down the alcohol and get my butt off the couch, i know i can meet my goal. <BR> Tonight- <BR> My exercise goal is to walk the dog for at least 20 minutes (i need to do this as soon as i get home, if i sit on the couch i know i wont want to get back up) <BR> My eating goal is to try a new (to me) healthy food or recipe (maybe stop by the store and grab a veggie or fruit that i have ne... Wed, 13 May 2015 10:08:31 EST Day 33 Oops... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924872 Since I have been eating really well, i decided to treat myself to McDonalds. I ordered.... <BR> The chicken and ranch crispy snack wrap, small fry, and diet dr pepper....what i got was... <BR> The chicken and ranch crispy Premium wrap, Medium Fry and regular Dr Pepper.... <BR> So i ate it all anyway. Then added up the calories.....560 calories versus 1,110 calories. It was double the calories for the meal they gave me. I should have taken it back, or ate half and saved the rest, or just thr... Fri, 8 May 2015 14:24:13 EST Day 30!!!! SO HAPPY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923232 Recovered from the weekend mistakes and got back on track! <BR> 4/5 i weighed myself and found that i gained 20lbs <BR> 4/21 i lost 7lbs <BR> 5/5 Total loss of 11 lbs! My goal is 20 by June (although im okay if it takes to July) but as long as i stay on track, i can do it!!! <BR> <BR> Can we say Helllooooo swimsuit! <BR> Hope everyone is having a good day! <BR> Tue, 5 May 2015 18:56:54 EST Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922358 Screwed up big time over the weekend. I over drank, over ate and didn't get much exercise in at all. But it's a new day, new week, and new month. Time to get back on track. <BR> Goals-Eat Healthy, Exercise more, as many AF days as i can <BR> <BR> hope everyone has a great day! Don't give up and keep on pushing! Mon, 4 May 2015 10:44:01 EST Day 25 choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920189 Wednesday offers <BR> Doughnuts at work-nope, i had my thin bagel with light swiss and OJ <BR> Chocolate Candy-nope, i made an iced coffee/protein powder mixed drink <BR> My husband mowed the neighbors yard for them, she offered him money and two beers, i took the beers.... <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday offers <BR> Angel Food cake w/Strawberry something, Rolled up and sliced-nope, oatmeal, Fat free colby cheese stick, and OJ <BR> Dark Chocolate covered walnuts with himalayan salt, nope-di... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:56:44 EST Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918435 Food-Still eating healthy and making good choices <BR> Drinking-I have cut down a lot, but i'm still not where i want to be <BR> Exercising-I am moving a lot more, but i need the motivation to push myself further <BR> <BR> I quit smoking about a year ago, but i do still use the vapor (or e-cig). I use it less than when i used to smoke cigarettes. And i have dropped the nicotine level down a couple of times now. Eventually, my goal is to use non-nicotine e-juice for it. This is still one of ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:55:11 EST Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917596 Goals <BR> Food-awesome! <BR> Went to my sisters for a grill out and figured out how to make sure i stayed within my calorie range. I had one spoon (or one small bite/piece) of just about everything instead of one serving of everything. That way i got all the delicious flavors, just way smaller amounts. <BR> Went out for fast food a couple of times, but went for low cal, low carb and salad choices. <BR> If it wasn't for my drinking habits, then i would be in my calorie range everyday. Althou... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:54:29 EST Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915085 Feeling pretty darn good about myself. <BR> Last week i weighed myself (first time weighing myself in 3 weeks) and i lost 7 lbs!! <BR> I was so happy but scared that the my scale at work was off. So i weighed myself again today. Yep, lost between 6-7 lbs!! So i am going to just keep doing what I'm doing <BR> <BR> Food-I'm really starting to experiment with different foods, and so far i like the outcome! <BR> Exercise-10 min a day is becoming easier so i think I'm going to up it to at least 2... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:52:27 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914499 Had an okay weekend <BR> Food-pretty proud of myself for staying on track! I even stopped a couple of times for fast food for the hubby and kids, but i stuck with the healthy alternatives from my own fridge. <BR> <BR> Drinking-I was noticing a pattern again so time to cut back. But i was AF Saturday, and Sunday i had the last beer in the fridge. Going to try for as many AF days this week as i can. <BR> <BR> Exercise- <BR> Friday-worked on the garden, got everything planted that i needed <B... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:51:11 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912840 Happy Friday!! I need to really get back on track. <BR> Food-I need to work on getting more protein <BR> Drinking-Need to keep myself busy at night and fight the temptation. Maybe find a new hobby or start up an old one. <BR> Exercise-this is really what i should be doing instead of drinking. <BR> <BR> It's Friday and going to be a sunny 76 degrees outside! Getting off work early, picking up some cucumber plants, taking my daughter to the dentist, then going home and working on the garden... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:27:50 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912331 I'm not where i expected to be. I have not met any of my goals. But i am going to keep on trying. <BR> <BR> Food <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529744412.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369167443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Drinking <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1401527458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:43:09 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910655 Food <BR> Not too bad, went out for fast food, but tried for healthier menu options <BR> (found that i need more protein and fiber and less fat and carbs, i will work on this) <BR> <BR> Drinking <BR> Not as well as i had hoped, i will do better this week <BR> (it's harder than i thought, i will aim for every other night, limit will be 4 drinks) <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> Worked my butt off all weekend long remodeling the kitchen and working outside on the garden. Took a break Saturday morning ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:15:02 EST Low Cal drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908810 I am still working on cutting down my alcohol intake, so I am looking for suggestions on low cal drinks. I know it's probably not meant to be an alcoholic drink, but i did see one drink that i want to try. Sugar Free Jello with fresh strawberries and ice! I was thinking about maybe adding a shot of vodka and making an icee type drink out of it. (it will take me longer to drink it if it's cold) <BR> I really need to stay away from the the pop mixed drinks and beer! Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:07:06 EST Day 4! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908800 Screwed up big time last night and went out to eat, huge mistake <BR> Tasty Tacos <BR> 1,338-Total Calories <BR> 168-Total Carbs <BR> 58-Total Fat <BR> This was just in my dinner alone. After that i had a few drinks, total calories-605! <BR> <BR> But it's a new day and i'm starting fresh <BR> Breakfast-Mini Bagel, Swiss Cheese, Coffee, Water <BR> Lunch-homemade pasta salad, maybe a turkey salad, water <BR> Snacks-water <BR> Dinner-veggies and some type of proteins (not sure yet) <BR> <BR> E... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:56:40 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908283 Food <BR> Breakfast-protein, creamer, milk and coffee (all mixed together), Fiber one bar <BR> Lunch-Homemade italian pasta salad, Cheddar brat (not the best choice), cottage cheese <BR> Dinner-not sure yet, maybe refried bean burrito with veggies <BR> Snacks-water, water, water <BR> <BR> Drinking <BR> AF last night! Aiming for another AF night tonight <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> Still working on getting my butt up. Seriously, why is it so hard to take at least 10 min at a time to do some simpl... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:57:25 EST Day 2... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907636 Not too bad....i guess... <BR> <BR> Food <BR> Breakfast-Mini Bagel w/ PB, OJ, Coffee, Water <BR> Snack-Water <BR> Lunch-Banana, Meat, Cheese Crackers, water <BR> Snack-Pretzel Chips, Garlic & Herb Swiss Cheese, water <BR> Dinner-not sure yet, thinking something with lots of veggies and proteins <BR> <BR> Drinking <BR> Monday-AF, Tuesday-4 beers, going to try for AF tonight <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> Errrr......what? Haven't started yet <em>39</em> <BR> Goal today-walk steps for at least 1... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 10:23:28 EST Starting again with Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906975 Day 1 is always easy, then there is day 2 and 3 and so forth <BR> <BR> Food <BR> Breakfast-Mini Bagel, garlic herb swiss cheese, & OJ <BR> Lunch-Salad w/dressing & almonds, Soup, Diet Snapple Peach Tea <BR> Dinner-not sure yet <BR> Snacks-Water, water, water, and a 5.5 oz low sodium v8 <BR> <BR> Drinking <BR> AF last night for the first time in a long time <BR> Goal is to be AF as long as i can, if that doesn't work, stay within a limit of 3 drinks <BR> <BR> Exercising <BR> at least do one... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 09:54:08 EST Day 1.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899512 Well here goes nothing, starting over with day 1 <BR> <BR> Start eating healthier and track food <BR> Breakfast- Turkey stick, cheese, OJ and plain waffle <BR> Lunch-Salad with turkey and light dressing, diet pepsi <BR> Dinner- eerrr......not sure yet...... <BR> <BR> Control my drinking, no more 6+ drinks per night <BR> Tonight i'm going to try for 0-3 beers only (just to start) <BR> <BR> Exercising.......eventually my starting goal is at least 4 times a week 20-40 min... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:53:03 EST It's good to be back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899499 It has probably been over 4-5 months since i have been on SP.....or exercised....or ate healthy.....or went more than a couple of nights without drinking. <BR> I have gained 20 lbs! None of my clothes fit anymore. I have stretched and ripped just about everything i own. And i have decided that it's time that I make some changes. <BR> I still use my vapor instead of smoking cigarettes (one of the best decisions i have ever made....so far). But it's time to start making other changes. <BR> -I ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:23:39 EST New September Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773341 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2074973954.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me every time! September goal.....SLOOOWWWW DOOOWWWWNNN!!!! <BR> Maybe drink 1-2 times a week in moderation (1-3 drinks) versus 6+ drinks every night. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:29:58 EST New Hair Color http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724088 Yes, i know, i still don't have any pics of myself on here. I will someday. <BR> <BR> So i haven't dyed my hair in over 11 years, but i really wanted a change. So here is what i came up with. The dark hair is natural, i just added some red Ombre. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1893472011.jpg"> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:56:14 EST Minecraft Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720573 My daughter is turning 7 this year and wants a Minecraft themed birthday party. She is obsessed with Minecraft and i do mean obsessed. I have some really great ideas. And since everything is square it's going to be easy to make decorations instead of buying them. For those that are familiar with the game, this is what i have for food: <BR> <BR> Sticks-Pretzel sticks <BR> Gates-Pretzel (the square ones) <BR> Wood Planks-Graham crackers <BR> Fish-Goldfish crackers <BR> Lava-Red Jello Blocks <B... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:57:41 EST Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714283 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256666072.jpg"> <BR> (as much as i don't "love" exercising, it still feels great afterwards) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1707280916.jpg"> <BR> (this made me smile) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1326901670.jpg"> <BR> (a couple of years ago, i started P90X and started seeing results within a couple of weeks. Some day i will have the time and energy to do it again) <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:36:24 EST Everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1362674596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think i do this everyday. I really need to get motivated to get my ass off the couch and move. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:48:13 EST Feeling Great!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710595 Been AF and Cigarette Free since Friday. And i feel awesome! <BR> <BR> Breakfast=426 calories <BR> Homemade Protein Coffee drink (so yummy) <BR> Some regular coffee <BR> 2 turkey meat sticks (where most my calories came from) <BR> (i will work on getting fruit in next time <em>24</em> ) <BR> <BR> Lunch=580 calories <BR> Homemade fruit salad (so yummy and i got my fruit in) <BR> Homemade Italian pasta salad (never thought i would ever eat black olives) <BR> Cheddar Bratwurst (okay, not to... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:50:47 EST Wish i was a stay at home mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709881 Had some issues with finding daycare for my oldest. (my youngest goes to my MIL's, but long story short, my MIL doesn't watch my oldest) Anyway, we got it covered now, but i had to take yesterday and today off to stay at home with them. <BR> <BR> It's been AWESOME! House is clean, dishes are done, laundry is done. Been planning healthier snacks and meals. Even tried some new things. Yesterday, i made cinnamon and sugar chips in the oven using tortilla shells. Made fries in the oven out of p... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:20:15 EST Spread the laughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705323 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1899825675.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113550687.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803862927.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l681399108.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l796035647.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:24:24 EST Camping this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699110 Every year i try to drag my kids and hubby out to go camping for memorial weekend. And this year we have lots of friends and family going too. <BR> But it's kind of hard to eat healthy when everybody has snacks, pop, alcohol, treats,....pretty much all junk. So this year i am making a menu plan (that is somewhat healthy) and sticking with it. Here is what i got so far: <BR> <BR> Friday Dinner-Light Beef Hot dogs, Turkey Hamburgers, (pre-sliced) grilled potatoes, Beans <BR> <BR> Saturday Br... Tue, 20 May 2014 10:00:08 EST Starting over...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693311 Last drink of alcohol: 5/10 <BR> Last cigarette: 5/10 (still using vaper) <BR> Last time i stayed within my calorie goals: so long i can't remember <BR> Last time i exercised: so long i can't remember <BR> <BR> It's a new day, a new week, making changes <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Mon, 12 May 2014 10:56:29 EST This is not moderation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691313 5/1 MOD <BR> 5/2 MOD <BR> 5/3 DD <BR> 5/4 AF <BR> 5/5 MOD <BR> 5/6 MOD <BR> 5/7 MOD <BR> <BR> I say MOD but what i really should put is DD. I know that moderation varies for everyone. And everyone has their own definition of DD. To me it was Dead Drunk. But just because i'm not hung over doesn't mean i drank in moderation. I really need to cut down! My drinking has gotten worse. My idea of moderation is around 6 drinks....okay most the time it's more. When it really should be 1-2 drinks. Eno... Fri, 9 May 2014 12:41:26 EST I hate Doctors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683188 So i really hate going to the Dr.s but i still go once a year for my physical. I usually show up with a l long list of issues. One of my main issues was the bloating and stomach issues. Well i had a gluten test done, and good news, no gluten allergy. So i can't help but to wonder wth is wrong. We did other blood test too and everything came out good. <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I have been on the depo shot and haven't had a period for about a year. Until recently.....I had one that laste... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:10:04 EST Decisions Decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677922 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1717874579.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1106569392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope everybody is having a great day! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:05:06 EST Need new clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673497 So my dryer has decided to shrink my clothes and my scale is broke.....okay so maybe it's just me. <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> Well I am now down to two good pairs of jeans that i wear at work. I have been wearing my old holey jeans on the weekends. We are a little tight on money right now, so i'm trying to make them last until summer. <BR> <BR> Today me and some friends were out smoking a cigarette on break and the wind was very strong. We were all finished and started walking back inside, wh... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:53:17 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672726 So my car was pretty much falling apart and wasn't safe to drive, especially with kids in it. So we bought a new car. It was more than what we planned, but we are happy with it. Even though it's $300 a month. <BR> <BR> Saturday, I got a letter saying they are garnishing my wages. Ahhhhhhh! This is from a Hamilton's Funeral Home bill from 2005. (my mom had passed away and i was a 23 year old single mom at the time, and no help at all from family) So there is another $275-$300 out of my payche... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:44:11 EST Need a laugh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672094 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356682323.jpg"> <BR> Been a stressful day, hope these put a smile on your face too <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326330581.jpg"> <BR> But it really does help... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1526507548.jpg"> <BR> This one is totally me! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:24:42 EST Every damn time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667288 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l78997728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know im not the only one. It seems like i do so great during the day at work. I plan my meals, i walk my steps, make good choices. But as soon as i get home, i eat too much (most of it junk) and somehow my ass gets stuck to the couch for the rest of the night. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1921968522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes these are def my top 5 exercises! <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:51:33 EST Guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652328 I was AF since Saturday, this was a big step for me. So last night i decided to have 1 or 2 drinks. This turned into 4 very strong drinks.....on an empty stomach. Not a smart choice at all. <BR> This morning i said screw it and stopped at Burger King and got a meal. Not a smart choice either. I'm still pretty hung over, but i WILL exercise today, at least get some more stair stepping in. Tonight i had plans to go out with some friends, it's a kid free night, but i'm not so sure now. <BR> <... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:03:20 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646854 So far so good? well, not too bad anyway...One step at a time <BR> Day #2 of Alcohol Free <BR> Day #4 of Gluten Free <BR> (still working on cutting back on smoking) <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 3/10-I walked steps for 10 minutes. Well i haven't done this since January, so it didn't go as planned. Two minutes into it, i was already coughing, sweating and out of breath. Then got a cramp in my leg at 10 min, so i stopped. (this is pretty sad considering i used to go 20 min 3 x a day) I also did a 1... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:20:49 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644541 Well i haven't been on SP since January. It's been kind of a rough last few months. I have been slacking big time, so it's time to get back on track. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:59:25 EST Getting to Know Me- the ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601172 A is for Age: 31 <BR> B is for Booze: Wine (lately) <BR> C is for Car: White Cavalier (getting a bigger better call this spring) <BR> D is for Dad's name: Kenneth <BR> E is for Ego: not sure what to say <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Alternative <BR> G is for Goof off thing to do: Just hanging out with my silly friends is goofy enough <BR> H is for Hometown: Des Moines, IA <BR> I is for IQ: no idea <BR> J is for Jam or Jelly you like: neither really <BR> K is for Kids: two girls, Alan... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:27:33 EST Weekend plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597063 Tonight my nephew is spending the night. Then tomorrow my daughter is going to his house for the night. We both needed sitters, so we switched days with the kids. My daughter already has all the meals, snacks and activities planned lol. <BR> Saturday is my work holiday party. It starts with drinks and appetizers, then dinner and more drinks, then opening presents and prizes and more drinks. Soooooo..... i will have to limit myself on food and drinks. It makes it really hard when everything i... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:38:01 EST Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586702 I have been gluten free since Sunday, and I think I can see a difference already. My stomach swells after eating meals, and it hasn't ever since. I switched from my usual 6 beers, to 2-3 glasses of wine and I didn't wake up looking 5 months pregnant. I have NOT noticed a difference in my tiredness or fatigue yet, but I will give it 2 more weeks. So far so good. <BR> <BR> This is a very busy week at work, so we get food catered to us. Today is a pasta bar (not gluten free). So my boss is lett... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 10:18:03 EST Stomach Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585806 So i have always had stomach issues since i was a kid. When i was 14 i had ulcers. A few years ago i found out i had H-Pylori. And I still have issues with my stomach to this day. Every time i went to the Dr they would tell me i was just bloated and/or constipated and it was nothing to worry about. Well I realllllly hate going to the Dr., so i only go once a year (usually for my free physical and a pap) The last time i went, they said my blood sugar level was really low but I tested negative ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:04:10 EST Goals and New Years Resolutions....no thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579292 Every month and sometimes days I make a list of goals that i never follow. So when it came to making a list of New Years resolutions, I said screw it. Making goals may work for some people but not me. I need to just take it day by day, even hour by hour and just make better decisions. <BR> <BR> This is our busiest month at work, so for the rest of this week and next week, we have the option to eat what is catered and get right back to work. This means we get paid overtime for working throug... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:21:49 EST Time to get moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575562 Well I am back to work from my little vacation. I didn't eat healthy. I didn't control my drinking or smoking. Didn't track any of my food. And i didn't exercise once. So it's time to get back into the routine of things and get my ass moving. No excuses! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:18:46 EST Happy Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571089 Happy Holidays, no matter how you celebrate! <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone have wonderful week! Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:33:05 EST Friday...oh how i've missed you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568649 Woohoo it's Friday! Well i told myself i wouldn't drink during the weekdays anymore. I usually drink a 6 pack of beer every thursday. Last thursday i was able to stay AF, but last night i bought 6 pack, but only drank 4 instead of the normal 6. I didn't reach my goal, but it is an improvement. <BR> Next week i work Monday then i have the rest of the week off. I have never taken more than 2 days off of work at a time and that was because my kids were sick. So I am realllllly excited! But i ha... 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