NURSETARA0322's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NURSETARA0322 NURSETARA0322'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/ March 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884941 A new month! February was a pretty good month for me. I lost 8lbs and 6 inches off my body. I feel like I could have lost a little more, but I'm just happy I had a loss. That's 2lbs a week on average and I'll take it. I'm excited for the month of March. It's exactly 3 weeks until my birthday. I'm going to try to really step it up and lose at least 8lbs by then. That will put me at 75lbs down from my highest weight. If I do that, I'll be buying myself a Garmin forerunner as a prize. I REEEEALL... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:19:08 EST February 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883707 I'm making progress. This well probably be the first month in over a year that I've ended weighing less than when the month started. Crazy. I'm on day 9 of my 100 days of weight loss book. Days 8 and 9 in the book were not particularly helpful for me. They were all about ways to get support and what to tell your support people. That's already been established in my life for a very long time. I have amazing support! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was leg day.. my favorite. I'm ridiculously sore and I ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:23:27 EST February 25th.. proud of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882778 I've completed day 7 of my 100 days of weight loss book. I feel like so far it is really helping. I've been following the book every day but also practicing being more positive. I've been taking time out to meditate and do deep breathing every day. Usually just for a few minutes. But it's enough and it really helps. I haven't even had any food cravings all week. Focusing on positivity is a huge breakthrough for me. I'm such an emotional eater and this is working ah helping me stop that. I... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:23:52 EST February 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880830 Today is the 5th day that I've been working on being positive and not emotional eating. I feel way better than I have in months. It's also a Sunday which is my weigh in day. I've lost 5 lbs this week. I'm really excited because last week I lost nothing and the week before was only 2lbs. Taking off the emotional weight helps the physical weight to come off too! I really like the 100 days of weight loss book. It's very helpful. I'm looking forward to another great week! Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:09:02 EST Feb 18th- Fixing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877897 Over the past few weeks, I have started to realize a few things: <BR> 1. I am an emotional eater <BR> 2. I am a very negative thinker <BR> 3. That negativity leads to feelings of anxiety and depression <BR> 4. Those feelings make me eat more! <BR> <BR> It's an ugly cycle, and I need to get a handle on it. I have to stop using food as a crutch to feel better. If I don't, I'll never permanently make a change. I thought I could just diet and all would be well, but if that was the case, I wouldn... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:44:24 EST Day 17 of February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877289 I am horrible with keeping up with blogging! Since my last blog things have been going pretty well. But I did mess up my diet over the weekend. I had a particularly stresstressful week at work last week, and I allowed that to get to me. I am definitely an emotional eater. I'm working on that. I'm also an all or nothing personality. I need to work on that too. I had pizza Saturday and then I kind of gave up the rest of the weekend. Yesterday I got back on track with healthy food choices and hi... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:13:54 EST Day 6 of February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870426 Days 4 and 5 went well. The 4th we went to dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. I had a grilled chicken salad. I told them to hold the cheese and bacon so it was just veggies and chicken. It was so good, I didn't feel like I was missing anything. Day 5 I did the Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack DVD with my husband and my son was mimicking the movements too. It was so adorable. We've been eating super healthy as a family. I'm at work from 7pm to 7am tonight and I work the same thing tomorr... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 01:09:58 EST Day 2 of February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868346 Day 2 went amazing! I ate ridiculously healthy and my friend and I had a good workout together. We worked on shoulders, chest, and upper back. Then we did 35 minutes on the treadmill walking at 15% incline. Tomorrow is leg day and cardio. I'm excited! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 01:35:10 EST February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867103 So it's the second month of 2015 and it's the perfect month to give myself a little challenge. It's exactly 4 weeks long. Starts on a Sunday, ends on a Saturday. Couldn't be better. The little OCD person inside me is excited by this. So for this 4 weeks my husband and I have decided to eat totally clean and within our calorie ranges every single day. No cheats! We can do anything for 4 weeks. I'm also going to workout at least 5 times a week which is no problem for me. I usually workout d... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:44:49 EST Quick Update Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858591 I weighed in and have not seen a loss this week. I think this could partially be due to bloating. My female time is right around the corner. Anyways.. I've been keeping up with my workouts and I can tell I'm getting stronger. One of my friends from work said she'll start running with me and training for a 5k. I'm so excited to have a partner again! Running alone can be so boring. I think we are going to go for a short run tomorrow. Can't wait! Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:55:52 EST Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856133 So at my weigh in earlier this week.. I lost a whopping 1lb. Normally I would be annoyed but last week I lost 7. So 8lbs in 2 weeks is just fine by me. I've been having some work stress and I can tell it's getting to me. I've been craving junk. Yesterday we had family day and took our son to the children's museum in Cleveland. He had a blast. Then I gave in and we got pizza. After 2 weeks of completely healthy eating, I could tell my body wasn't a fan of the pizza. I almost instantly got a st... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:04:26 EST Day 12- quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852426 I've been very busy and haven't been able to blog in a while, but I've been doing great staying on track with my eating and working out. I'll be weighing in later today when I wake up. I'm working night shift tonight so I'm going to sleep today beforehand. I'm hoping to see a good loss. <BR> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:33:46 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844947 So today is day 3 of the new year and of my restart. I'm doing awesome staying on track so far. Today I'm working 7pm to 7am at the hospital. Fun stuff. So my hours are a little off. But for my late breakfast I had egg whites scrambled with asparagus, peppers, and onions. So good. Before work I'm going to have some steel cut oats. Then for work I packed baked chicken breast, rice, and broccoli. With cut up veggies and some greek yogurt as snacks. I also took an apple in case I'm still hungry.... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:07:36 EST Day 2 of the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843663 I'm feeling like I've gotten off to a pretty great start. I was sick with the flu for the last 3 days of December, and when January 1st rolled around I was still a little under the weather. But I amanaged to drag my butt to the gym and I am glad I did. I feel like I officially started 2015 off right. I didn't get too crazy, I did leg day for strength training and walked at a 5% incline for 30 minutes. I didn't want to wear myself out and stay sick longer, and I'm happy I at least did somethin... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:46:05 EST A New Year, and a Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841641 So 2014 was definitely not my year. Some good things happened, but overall it was pretty blah. Lot's of stress. I made absolutely no progress in my fitness goals. In fact, I gained back a large chunk of weight that I had lost. I'm pretty disgusted about this, but I'm done dwelling on it. I have thoroughly beat myself up over it, now I'm done. I am so grateful that a new year is starting. I feel like it's a change to wipe the slate clean, pick up from where I'm at now, and just charge towards... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:46:09 EST Small Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565289 The fast few days have been good. My husband and I have been eating super healthy and sticking to our workout plan. We went on a run/walk for 5 and a half miles today outside. I'm guessing we burned some extra calories just trying to trudge through the snow. It was freezing but it felt good to be out in nature. <BR> <BR> The plan for tomorrow is to do 30 minutes strength training abs/back and 45 minutes of hard cardio. I'm gonna run a mile as fast as possible on the treadmill and then do s... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 01:15:58 EST 12/12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563278 So I'm a little late posting my update for he 12th, but day 1 was a success. I did 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill at 15% incline and then 30 minutes of strength training on my legs and glutes. I followed my meal plan and stayed in my calorie range. I had tons of fruits and veggies along with some lean protein and good carbs and I feel better already. I already have my meal plan and workout plan made out for today too. I'm happy to be back on track. No more excuses. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:06:29 EST I Need to Get Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562445 So the past month has been rough on me. I have been going through a ton of personal stress, which I don't want to get into. I'm hoping it's all resolved now. I haven't been working out and eating the way that I want to and I haven't lost a single pound in the past 4 weeks. Ugh! At least I haven't gained but I was really hoping to be in Onederland by the end of this year. That isn't going to happen no matter how hard I try. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'll get there, just not in the time line... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:12:04 EST Staying Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530498 So I've been super busy lately but I've been doing awesome with my workouts. Not so much with my eating. Too much candy and too much junk. I've maintained my weight loss and even dropped a pound in the past week but for the amount I'm working out, it's a shame I haven't lost more. I need to get back to my clean eating plan and stop with all the junk. I just have a terrible problem with stress eating. Ugh. I'm a work in progress. <BR> <BR> I've planned out all of my workouts for the next 2 ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:21:19 EST Loving Running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514769 I've been focusing on getting my run on and I'm loving it! I did another 3.5 miles nonstop and took 2 and a half minutes off my first time. While I'm running I don't actually always love it, but I love the way I feel after. So accomplished. 2014 is gonna be an awesome year. I'm doing a 10k nonstop no matter what. Can't wait. <BR> <BR> I've been doing really well all week eating healthy too. I can't wait for my weigh in at the end of the week. I'm hoping to see a good loss. We'll see! Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:14:12 EST things are going well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512024 So lately I haven't been blogging due to time but my workouts and eating have been right on!I've been focusing on building muscle and I can really tell. I have only lost a pound in the past 2 weeks but I've dropped a pants size. So I know I'm losing fat and building muscle. <BR> <BR> Im very excited about the advances I've been making with my running.I've done several 5ks and the other day I did 3.5 miles. I think I'm ready.to start training to run a whole 10k. Love it! Sun, 13 Oct 2013 03:04:10 EST Weekly Update Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500947 So last week went really well. I stuck to my workout plans 100% and ate super healthy. I lost about 3lbs too! So I'm excited about that. <BR> <BR> This week my workouts are: <BR> Sunday: 60 minutes cardio at gym- done <BR> Monday: 90 minutes full body ST-done <BR> Tuesday: Run 3.2 miles then walk 3.2 miles <BR> Wednesday: Walk 5 miles outside, run up McKinley Monument Steps at least 5 times <BR> Thursday: 90 minutes full body ST <BR> Friday: 60 minutes cardio at gym <BR> Saturday: 90 minutes... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 01:21:45 EST I'm BACK! Weekly Update Blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493346 First thing first.. I went clothes shopping today.. and I was able to buy clothes out of the Juniors section! Size XL but I'll take it. I haven't been able to shop in the Juniors section since I was in 7th grade. So yeah.. I'm excited. <BR> <BR> So the past few weeks have been super stressful for me and despite knowing better I was stress eating. After getting a home inspection on the house we were about to buy, we decided not to get it. We decided to stay in our apartment for 6 more month... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:35:22 EST I've Been M.I.A. Lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485880 So the past 2 weeks I've been gone from sparkpeople. 2 weeks ago we were camping. Super fun but a lot of unhealthy eating. Then last week we were so busy house hunting I haven't really had time to be online. But we finally found a house and put an offer in and it was accepted! So we close October 28th as long as the inspection is ok. This is our first house so I'm super stressed but excited. I've been eating a lot of sugar. Stress eating. No good. But I've been working out a ton so I haven't ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 02:55:12 EST 125lbs Gone Forever, and BLC WUB! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466176 Ok so I have officially lost 125lbs! So insane! I lost a whole person pretty much. YAY!!!! <BR> Today is day 44 of my 50 Day Challenge with myself, and the end of week 2 for the Biggest Loser Challenge. Since I've stated this BLC I've lost 9lbs btw. 9lbs in 2 weeks! I feel like I am making awesome progress. <BR> <BR> Today I also ran my first official 5k outside in 36 minutes 20 seconds. I've done it before on the treadmill but as anyone knows, running outside is way harder. I was worried ... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:57:04 EST Days 39 and 40 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461605 Only 10 days left until the end of my challenge to myself! Once it's over I'm going to continue eating healthy and working out, just not keeping track of the days. I'm going to focus on the BLC. <BR> <BR> Day 39 was really good. My friend and I did 11.5 miles today. We ran for 3.5 and walked 8. It felt awesome! We also worked on our arms a little bit. I ate super healthy lots of fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> Day 40 my plan is an hour of cardio and 30 minutes of legs ST. <BR> I'm already ... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:23:14 EST Day 37, BLC WUB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458577 So I had a very good week this week. I lost 5lbs! Super exciting. <BR> <BR> My goals for this coming week are to stick to my premade workout schedule, stay in my calorie range, eat only clean healthy food, and get more sleep than I have been. I'd like to see a 2lb loss this week. Or more! Sun, 18 Aug 2013 02:18:04 EST 120lbs lost!! Today was an awesome day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457736 So I woke up this morning and stepped on the scale.. I'm officially down 120lbs from my highest weight. I seriously can't believe it. It's crazy to think of how far I've come. I've dropped 18.2 points off my BMI and went down 6 pants sizes. SO EXCITING! I'll post update pictures when I get to 125lbs gone. Hopefully that won't be too long from now. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> In other news day 35 was a super success. My friend and I did 8 miles total outside. 4 miles of running/ 4 miles o... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:11:57 EST Day 34 Update and Day 35 of 50 Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456751 Ok so day 34 went pretty well. I'm getting better, but still pretty swollen and pretty sore around my incision site. So I decided to be smart and not go insane at the gym. I decided not to run. But I couldn't stand the thought of not working out at all, so I did walk for about an hour and a half outside. I got about 5 miles of walking in. I feel so much better. The weather was amazing and it was such a gorgeous day outside. It just made me feel super happy to be out in the sunshine! I ate sup... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:42:32 EST Days 31-34 of 50.. Feeling Kinda Bummed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455683 Well the past 3 days have been kind of crappy for me. I haven't been able to work out at all. Monday and Tuesday I was super sick.. fever, chills, and insane nausea that wouldn't go away. Then Tuesday I got an abscess on my inner thigh. I worked a 12 hour shift on Tuesday and it rubbed on my pants and got super huge and painful. So Wednesday I decided to go to the doctor. She put me on antibiotics and cut and drained it. Sorry if this is gross and TMI. But anyways it hurts really bad, and it'... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:29:26 EST Day 30 of 50/ BLC 19 WUB/ Today was Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452250 I have a lot going on now. I'm involved in the BLC#19, a weekly weight loss challenge that goes until Nov 3, and my own 50 day thing. Thankfully my weigh in days are Sunday for all 3 things so that's making it easier! <BR> <BR> Day 30 was awesome. I ate super healthy today. For my workout I totally passed what I had set out to do. My plan was to run for 20 minutes/walk for 40. Well my friend and I ended up doing 8 miles of running/walking. So I blew my plan away. We ran for a total of 3.5mil... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:55:52 EST Days 28 & 29 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450491 Well I've been very busy the past few days but sticking to my program 100%. I'm at work right now doing a 12 hour.night shift. Before work I did 30 minutes cardio and 30 minutes ST legs/glutes . Since midnight I've been doing 5 squats and 5 lunges every 30 minutes to at least keep a little active. <BR> <BR> The plan for tomorrow is gym with the hubby. We are going to do an hour of cardio and 30 minutes abs/back. I'm not sure what the meal plan is for tomorrow but it will be something health... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 02:17:15 EST Days 25 and 26 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447134 So day 25 went pretty well for me. I didn't stick to my workout I planned because my friend didn't feel like going for a long run. So we ended up running a mile then walking 4.5. So 5.5 miles total. I'm still ok with that, I feel like it was a good workout. <BR> <BR> Day 26 workout is going to be 30+ minute run at the gym then 30 minutes on the elliptical, then legs/glutes ST for 30. <BR> <BR> The meal plan for day 26: <BR> Breaksfast: Egg whites scrambled with green peppers, onions, spin... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 01:09:49 EST Day 24 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444790 Well I'm at work right now in the middle of a 15 hour night shift. Ugh. The last 2 days were good for me I stuck to my diet and got my workouts in. Feeling good about that. The plan for today is get off work at 10am , go home and take a nap them get up and go on a walk with my son. It's going to be an easy rest day for me. Tuesday my friend are going for a run through the park then doing the monument steps a few times and then leg ST. Im excited for.that. <BR> <BR> As far as nutrition will ... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 03:21:05 EST Days 20 and 21 of 50.. I can officially call myself a runner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441771 Day 20 went amazing for me. I stuck to my workout plan did 30 minutes walking, 30 minutes legs/glutes, and then ran. I ran a 5k in 35 minutes and 11 seconds. I RAN the entire thing! I still kind of can't believe it. This is a super huge deal for me because when I started my weight loss journey I literally had a hard time running for 30 seconds. I couldn't even do one lap around the parking lot of my apartment building and now I ran 3.2 miles. AHHHH! I really can't believe how far I've come. G... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 01:58:45 EST Day 19 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440440 Well over the weekend I got off track and messed up my 50 days. I'm super bummed about it. Ugh. I'm ready to get back on track and try to finish this 50 days off strong. My fridge is stocked with healthy food and I'm absolutely done with crappy food. Tomorrow is August 1st and I'm ready to take on the next 31 days. I also signed up for a Biggest Loser Challenge to help motivate me. <BR> <BR> I need to blog every single day for the next 31 days to keep myself on track and accountable. I know... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:45:44 EST Day 14 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433838 I have been very busy the past few days but still sticking to my plans.I've been eating healthy and working out a ton. I'm hoping for good results when I weigh in Monday.I'm actually working a hour night shift right now. I'll be done at 7am then I'll be coming back in at 7pm. Ugh. My workout plan for tomorrow is 30 minutes abs/back. 30 minutes walking on treadmill at 15% incline. Saturday is my rest day. I'll be taking a leisurely walk and that's it. Ok back to work! Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:20:02 EST Day 10 of 50! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429218 Well my 50 day challenge is going well. So far I've lost 3lbs! I'm very excited about this considering the fact that before I started this challenge I stayed at the same weight for 4 weeks. Days 8 and 9 were good. I ate clean and resisted temptation at work. We had a food day on our unit and of course the breakroom was full of candy, doughnuts, chips, dips, and blah blah. Not a single vegetable lol. But I stayed away from it and I'm very proud of myself for that. Day 8 I stuck to my original ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:20:26 EST Day 10 of 50! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429217 Well my 50 challenge is going well. So far I've lost 3lbs! I'm very excited about this considering the fact that before I started this challenge I stayed at the same weight for 4 weeks. Days 8 and 9 were good. I ate clean and resisted temptation at work. We had a food day on our unit and of course the breakroom was full of candy, doughnuts, chips, dips, and blah blah. Not a single vegetable lol. But I stayed away from it and I'm very proud of myself for that. Day 8 I stuck to my original plan... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:20:25 EST Day 7 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426914 Days 5 and 6 were super busy but both successful. I stuck to clean eating and stayed in my calorie ranges 100%. I worked 13 hour shifts both days and between that and being a mommy it didn't leave a lot of time for fitness. I did manage to get my 10 minutes of fitness in each day though.. go me. <BR> <BR> Today was also a good day. I woke up this morning with a pounding headache and either a cold or sinus infection or both. I feel like poo still but I'll live lol. Anyways since I wasn't fe... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:22:19 EST Day 4 of 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422994 Today started off super healthy. Breakfast was nonfat greek yogurt, a mix of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and grapes, and some granola on top. So good. <BR> <BR> I'm heading for the gym after this.. here's my plan for today: C25K training W5D2 which means I'll walk 5mins, run 8 mins, walk 3 mins, run 8, walk 6.. total of 30 minutes.. all the running will be 6mph. <BR> Then 30 minutes of sprint intervals. Run at 8mph x 1 minute then walk at 4mph x1 minute. <BR> 30 minutes cor... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:44:49 EST Day 3 of the 50 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421623 Day 2 was a total success! I went to the gym.. ran 2.7 miles in 30 minutes then walked 30 and worked on my legs and butt for 30. I'm so close to my goal of running a 5k without stopping! Super excited. For dinner I had a very delicious salad with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, green peppers, onions, and grilled chicken. Yum. <BR> <BR> I'm meeting a friend in an hour to workout. My Day 3 workout: 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes on the treadmill at 15% incline, and 30 minutes strength trainin... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:58:44 EST 50 Day Challege :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420857 Well in the past 2 weeks my eating habits haven't been what I want them to be. Too much sugar and fat and not enough veggies. I've been maintaining my weight but that's about it. It's kind of depressing to not see the scale moving down but I know I haven't been eating they way I should. So my husband and I decided yesterday to do 50 days of eating according to our plan and doing at least 10 fitness minutes a day. I plan to do way more fitness minutes than 10/day ( I usually do 60-90).. but ... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:52:23 EST Weekly Update Blog 27 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407866 I'm at a plateau again.. so annoying! This is going to be a quick blog because I'm super busy today. <BR> <BR> My workout plan for this week: <BR> Sunday: treadmill @ incline - 50 minutes <BR> arms/shoulders: 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Monday: treadmill @ incline: 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Tuesday: 30 minutes abs/back <BR> 30 minutes C25K <BR> 30 minutes elliptical <BR> <BR> Wednesday: run 20+ minutes then walk to total 30 <BR> 30 minutes walk @ incline <BR> 30 minutes legs <BR> <BR> Thursday: 30 ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 21:00:15 EST Weekly Update 26 of 52, Good Workout Song, and Parenting Tidbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400838 So last week went pretty well. I maintained my weight after my crazy overeating last weekend, and stuck to my planned workouts 100%. So I'm happy with that. <BR> <BR> As far as my running goes, I've completed the c25k program and I can now run 30 minutes without stopping at 5mph to 5.5mph. I haven't ran a real 5k race yet because I want to work on my speed. So now I am redoing the c25k training running at a 6mph. I started at week 4 and it feels pretty doable so I just want to increase the ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:27:31 EST Week 25.5 of 52 lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395510 Well I'm a little late on this blog but here it is. Last week was a good week for me. I lost 3lbs. That puts me down 114lbs total! Crazy. <BR> <BR> As far as my workouts last week I kicked butt. Here was my plan and what I did: <BR> <BR> Sunday: 30 minutes of abs, 30 minute run/walk intervals- done, plus 20 extra minutes of walking <BR> <BR> Monday: 30 minutes running nonstop, 30 minutes walking or elipitcal, 30 minutes legs -done <BR> <BR> Tuesday: 30 minutes walking, 30 minutes ell... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:54:37 EST Weekly Update Blog 24 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384575 Well as far as my goal of losing 2lbs last week... I made it! I am officially down 111lbs now and super excited about that. Last week went well for my. I ate pretty clean (a bit more sugar than I would have liked) and I stuck to my workout goals. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got super bored at work so I wrote down my workout schedule for the week: <BR> <BR> Sunday: 30 minutes of abs, 30 minute run/walk intervals- done, plus 20 extra minutes of walking <BR> <BR> Monday: 30 minutes running nonstop... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:58:34 EST Weekly Update Blog - Week 23 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377057 I am going to try to get back into weekly blogging as much as I can. I get super busy and forget to blog sometimes but I want to be more accountable and keep myself on track. <BR> <BR> So the past week was a really fun week for me, but not so good when it comes to fitness. My son turned 1! We took him to the Cleveland Aquarium on his actually birthday and then out to eat. Then yesterday was his party. I had a huge cheat day and really messed up with my healthy eating. Waaaay too much cake a... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 17:41:42 EST It's Time For An Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370039 Well the past 2 weeks have been super busy for me. I've been getting my workout on and eating right.. just not on spark as much as normal. I've been losing about 2lbs a week and I'm now down 109lbs! <BR> <BR> My baby boy is turning 1 in 2 days. I have no idea where this last year went.. it flew by waaaay to fast for me. But it is super exciting seeing him learn and get smarter and smarter every day! He is such a big boy! I am having a party for him this weekend and I'd like to lose another ... Tue, 28 May 2013 07:31:27 EST Weekly Update Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354635 Well I haven't exactly been keeping up with my weekly blogs but I'm going to try to change that. I'm down 105lbs now and super excited about that. I'm also excited because I've been making real progress with my running. The other day I ran 2 miles straight. It too me a little less than 23 minutes and for me that's amazing. I never went less that 5mph.. but more than half of the time I was going 5.5mph. It's funny to me that I was such a hater of running for sooooo long and now it's pretty muc... 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