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/ 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... Mon, 13 May 2013 01:27:02 EST 101lbs lost and counting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340006 So I have now hit 101lbs lost and I thought I should probably write a blog about it and add in some pictures to document my journey so far. <BR> <BR> I have been over weight as long as I can remember. I have tried every "diet" in the book. I always lost weight... and then always gained it back, plus more. Finally, in January 2011, I decided that I had had enough! My husband (then fiance) and I joined a gym and started making small changes in our diets. The weight started coming off pretty q... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:14:32 EST Week 15 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326980 The past week was good. I've lost 99lbs from my highest ever weight.. and I'm trying soooo hard to get to that 100lb mark, but my body is rebeling against me big time. It's been 4 days of eating right and working out and the scale has not budged a single bit. UGH! But I will keep trying until I make it. <BR> In other news my couch to 5k training is going awesome. I ran 20 minutes straight on Sunday and today I had a new 5k walk/run time of 38 minutes and 48 seconds. I'm proud of that. My end... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:18:21 EST Week 14 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318987 Well I've been MIA for a while because life has been super insanely busy for me. The last couple weeks I have been eating healthy but wasn't really working out. So my weight maintained. This week I've started working out again and eating healthy and have lost 2 lbs so far in 3 days. I'm very excited about that. <BR> <BR> I'm also excited because I'm off work the next 5 days so I plan to workout really good everyday. And I'm gonna keep eating healthy and following Bob's Skinny Rules.. they r... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:18:49 EST Weekly Update Blog 11 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292600 So I haven't been super consistent with my weekly update blogs every Sunday because I've been so busy. But, I have been very consistent with workibg towards my weight loss goals. I've been working out and continuing ti train for a 5k. I'm hoping to run an actual 5k in May. It would be nice to have one of my resolutions out of the way before the year is even half way over! In other news... my skinnyrules book has really helped my clean up my diet. I have been eating super clean and healthy for... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:27:01 EST Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286786 Well I finally got my book and have read it. GREAT book! For those who don't know, this book has 20 rules to follow to lose and maintain your weight. After reading the book I know these rules are very doable.. but some are intimidating and will be challenging for me. I feel like these rules are just what I need though. When it comes to weight loss, I have exercise down to a science... but I could use some help on my eating. <BR> <BR> So here are the rules: <BR> 1. Drink a large glass of wate... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:47:30 EST Just a small update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276267 Well we finally moved to our new apartment. We have things mostly unpacked but there are a few boxes left. Yesterday was my last day at my old job <em>39</em> I realized I will miss my old friends there more than I thought. Friday I start my new job though and I am super excited for that! I'm really loving my new apartment. It's nice and quiet and our neighbors seem nice. My hubby and I are still trying to get a plan together for working out with our new work scedules but things are really... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:16:28 EST Week 8 and 9 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268476 Well last week was ridiculously busy for me. I didn't get around to writing my weekly blog on Sunday like I normally do, and I won't be writing another one this coming Sunday either since we are moving to a new apartment and hour and half away from where we live now. The last few weeks have been super stressful for me and I am seeing that reflect on my weightloss progress. I haven't lost any weight in almost 2 weeks. I haven't gained either so I guess I can't be too upset. But I wanted to be ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:41:51 EST Weekly Update Blog 7 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254308 Well last week went pretty well. I lost 2lbs. I met my goal of working out 6 out of 7 days. I could've been more on track with eating. At least I had a loss. <BR> <BR> This week I am going to stick with week 4 of Couch25K. I don't think I'm ready to move on to week 5 yet, but I am making progress with my running. <BR> <BR> So here is my generic plan for the week. <BR> Monday: arms/chest/shoulders 30 minutes, cardio 60 minutes <BR> Tuesday:abs/back 30 minutes, cardio 30 minutes <BR> Wedn... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 02:15:54 EST Weekly Update Blog 6 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245669 Well last week was definately disappointing as far as weight loss goes. I had a super busy stressful week and I really didn't have a lot of time to workout at all. I ate pretty healthy though. I didn't lose any weight but I did maintain and I guess that's a plus. This week I have a lot more free time on my hands. I am hoping to really focus on my workouts this week and kick butt. I'm not going to write out a workout plan because if I don't stick to it 100% it depresses me. So my goal this wee... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:54:54 EST Weekly Update Blog Week 5 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236145 Well this past week I stuck 100% to my fitness plan, I stayed around 1200-1400 calories every single day and I thought I'd have a huge loss. But I only lost 2lbs. I know that 2lbs is a good solid loss for one week but I want more. I'm tired of being overweight and I want to see those numbers change asap. I've been super on point but I think stress may be affecting my weight loss. <BR> <BR> On an upside, I'm on week 3 of C25K and I really feel my endurance improving. I'm looking forward to ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 19:49:45 EST Weekly Update Blog 4 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226102 Well this past week went pretty well. I only lost 2lbs (my goal was 3). This week I really really really want to lose 3.. maybe 4. I am going to be super strict with my diet this week. I want to stay between 1200 and 1800 calories every day. As close to 1200 as I can. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's my fitness plan for this week: <BR> Sunday: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD <BR> Monday: 30 minutes abs/back, 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes treadmill walking <BR> Tuesday: 30 minutes arms/shoul... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:15:49 EST Weekly Update Blog 3 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216134 Well the 3rd week of January is over and I'm kinda feeling bummed. I kicked butt in my workouts all week and didn't go over my calorie range once. So I weighed myself today thinking I'd have a great loss this week. I lost 0. I felt super depressed and then I ate waaaaay too much today. That's the biggest problem with my weight loss journey. Emotional eating kills me. I have to really work to get that under control. I'm very down about the fact that I lost nothing and the fact that I way ove... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:21:23 EST Weekly Update Blog Week 2 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211973 Well I am writing this blog a little bit late but I've been super busy. Last week was great for me. I lost 4lbs. I've been doing great working out and eating right. I stayed on point every day last week and every day this week so far. <BR> <BR> I'm only 8lbs away from my prebaby weight. Finally. But this last 8lbs can't come off fast enough. I'm ready to put the pregnancy weight gain behind me and just move forward with reaching my goal weight. <BR> <BR> I feel my endurance is getting so ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:05:11 EST Weekly Update Blog Week 1 of 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195115 Well the first week of 2013 was a good one for me. I got myself off to a very healthy start this week and lost the 3 lbs I gained over Christmas and 2 additional lbs. So 5 total. I'm happy with that. I'm planning to lose 3lbs a week until I hit the 100lb lost mark. I'm ahead of my goal for this week by losing that extra 2lbs so that's exciting. Last week I did very well with exercising. I worked out 6 out of 7 days last week and stayed in my calorie range all 7 days. I'm proud of myself for ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:45:48 EST 2013 is going to be MY YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181897 2012 was such an amazing year filled with so many blessings. The greatest blessing of course was giving birth to my beautiful son! I am so happy and thankful to have such an amazing husband and perfect baby boy. I'm thankful for the rest of my family, my friends, and my health. I have everything just about everything I need in life. <BR> <BR> The one thing I need to work on for 2013 is getting myself to a healthy weight. I feel like 2013 is going to be my year and I am ready to continue my ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:28:18 EST