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/ September Goals and Bouncing Back from August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229092 July 1st: 328lbs <BR> August 1st:315lbs <BR> September 1st: 309lbs <BR> <BR> The beginning of August started out really strong. Then towards the end, I started really struggling. Mentally just feeling depressed, skipping workouts, and I've had several cheat meals in the last 2 weeks. So, I've literally just stayed steady with my weight for 2 weeks without losing anything. I'm disappointed because I know I could have crushed my goal. So frustrating! <BR> <BR> I've been struggling with the ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 16:52:41 EST August Week 2 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218560 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69a37ddd-86d9-4927-bf12-e3489fd01d3f.jpg"> <BR> July 1st: 328lbs August 1st: 315lbs August 15th: 309lbs The past week I've been struggling. I was no where near reaching my exercise goals. I did get 2 really good workouts in but I wanted 6 good workouts. I've been sick most of the week, and I'm still feeling really yucky. I had a head cold and it's now made it's way into my chest. I feel like I can't recover, but I'm sure that's due to the fact... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:21:32 EST August Goals, and Week 1 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213616 July 1st: 328lbs <BR> August 1st: 315lbs <BR> Today: 312lbs <BR> <BR> Ok so I really really really want to be below 300lbs again. My goal by the end of this month is to weigh 299lbs. It won't be easy at all since there are only 25 days left in August counting today, but I know it's doable if I'm consistent. I'm going to have to stay in my calorie range every single day and not miss a single workout. Since my blog a few days ago, I've lost another pound putting me at 312. I've stuck to my wor... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 09:02:19 EST No One is Holding Me Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210794 Tomorrow will be a year from the day my ex husband told me he wanted a divorce. The past year has been a struggle to find myself, to stay afloat financially, to be a great mommy, and to start the process of trusting someone again. I started dating a man in January, who I really thought could be the one for me. In the beginning he was sweet, charming, and amazing. As time went on, and I fell in love with him, he turned into not such a nice man. He started getting very controlling. Fighting wit... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 06:26:20 EST March 4th..this is what I'm working with.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110824 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5a373f6-67c6-48ce-be66-dba71768c8ef.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e98170c-e2cb-49f7-9ebd-855a33a21a3b.jpg"> WHY do nurses love junk food?? Bags of candy have become the norm on my floor. But NONE of that has made it in to my mouth. I've been doing amazing sticking to my diet. My boyfriend came over the other day and brought pizza and chicken and jojos. He ate that and I ate a salad and baked chicken. If I have a cr... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 03:16:35 EST February 29.. Tiny Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6107444 Last night I worked a 12 hour night shift. Before work I did a 30 minute cardiovascular DVD. Then I walk into work and the breakroom is full of doughnuts, brownies, cheesecake, chips, taco dip, and a few other junky things. I put my healthy lunch in the fridge and walk out into the nurses station and there's more freaking snickers and m&ms which we had sitting out Saturday night too. And my coworkers ordered pizza and wings and told me to eat some about 387 times. BUT I stayed strong and I di... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:45:21 EST February 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106942 I feel like my I have my mojo back! I finally feel like I really want to lose this weight bad enough to make serious changes. Something snapped and I'm back in the right mindset to do this! For a long time I've been wanting to lose the weight but kinda coasting. I worked out when I wanted to and tried to eat right but fell for every temptation. A few days ago I just decided enough was enough. I'm DONE being fat and unhappy. So since then I've been working out every day, and eating really grea... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 17:15:17 EST February 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105038 So things may be getting a little easier for me when it comes to fitting in workouts. My soon to be ex husband and I had a long conversation today about several things but towards the end I asked him if he would be willing to watch our son for a little bit every day so I could make it to the gym and he agreed. We are working hard to get to a place where we are more friendly with each other. Some days we do good and some days we just don't. But him saying yes is a step in the right direction b... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:28:13 EST Small update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103808 I'm terrible at keeping up with blogging. I'm trying to get better but my life is insanely busy. I'm juggling working 12 hour night shifts, being a single mom, dating, keeping my house clean, cooking, etc, and trying to find time to squeeze in workouts. To top that all off my son and I have been sick off and on the past few weeks. My workouts have been hit or miss. My eating is the same. I'm eating pretty healthy when I'm home, but when I'm with my boyfriend not so much. He's Italian and... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:20:05 EST February 13th Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095229 Things are going really well for me! Since my past blog I've been keeping up with my workouts and eating really healthy. I'm looking to see some of this weight fall off! I'm not gonna weigh myself until Tuesday. That will be day 7 of this challenge I'm doing and I'm hoping to see a significant loss. Today I was supposed to work a 12 hour night shift, but they didn't need me the first 4 hours so I spent some extra time in the gym. Yay! I'm also working a 12 hour night shift tomorrow. On a pers... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:27:47 EST Update February 10th, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093087 So my life has been crazy busy the past few weeks and I haven't really had time to blog. I also haven't had a ton of time to workout but I've been doing what I can. Today I started a 5k challenge on spark people. In 10 weeks I should be able to run a 5k. I'm ready for that. I miss being a runner. I want to focus on losing as much weight as possible in those 10 weeks so it becomes easier for me to run. Then I can focus on getting faster. My plan for the first 5 weeks is to alternate days of r... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:12:22 EST How I'm Learning to Stop the Excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070763 Since my husband left me back in August, making time for exercise became challenging for me. He used to be around to watch our son so I could go to the gym or go walking or whatever. When he left it became very hard for me to get to the gym most days because I have no one around to watch little man. My mom babysits for me when I work, but she lives 30 minutes away so it's not practical to drive 30 minutes drop my son off, drive 30 minutes back to the gym to work out, then 30 minutes back to p... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 07:57:42 EST Week 2 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070399 Well week 2 was kinda blah for me. It was a rough week emotionally and I didn't make the best food choices this week at all. I still lost a pound but that's not enough and I'm not happy about it. I've been dating a guy the past few months and on Monday I decided to break up with him. I care for him a lot but he has a lot of qualities that I don't see meshing with me long term. I feel bad because he's super nice and treats me very well, but I don't feel like he's my forever. It was hard seeing... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:30:08 EST Weekly Update Blog -Week 1 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064522 Well I meant to write this blog yesterday but I was crazy busy so I'm writing it now. The first week of this year went great. I am down 7lbs since January 1st and my BMI dropped an entire point! I stayed within my calorie range all the days except one. We had a going away party for a coworker Thursday night and I had a small piece of ice cream cake which pushed me slightly over my calories for the day. My workouts are where I let myself down a little. My goal is to workout 5 days a week min... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 01:25:02 EST 2016 is here! My goals for the new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056545 2015 was a rough year for me. I am so happy to see a new year roll in so I can start fresh and just focus on myself. I'm not making "resolutions." I have GOALS for 2016, and I WILL achieve them. Here they are: - Lose 100lbs by December 31st, 2015 - Run another 5k, running the entire time - Do 10 man pushup - Do a Warrior Dash I'm excited for a new year. I'm tired of feeling like my life is out of my control. It's time for me to regain control and take my life back! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 04:00:48 EST Going Well So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986961 So on Monday I decided to recommit to being healthy. Thursdays are my regular weigh in days, so I stuck with that. From Monday to Thursday I lost 1.5lbs! I'm good with that. I've been eating super healthy and working out every day. I finally feel like I'm back to my motivated self! I'm in a much better place mentally. Working out is so good for my mood. <BR> I've been keeping super busy with my son, work, my friends, and getting my healthy on. Life is good! Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:51:56 EST Picking up the Pieces http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984679 2015 has NOT been my year. The purpose of this blog isn't for sympathy, but to explain what's been going on in my life. At the end of May, my stepdad (who I consider to be my dad) passed away very suddenly, then the beginning of this month my husband decided to end our marriage and leave for someone he had known only a month. That was also very unexpected since we never fought, told each other we loved each other all the time, and were ridiculously affectionate all the time. I was completely ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:08:18 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