OMMAMA7's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OMMAMA7 OMMAMA7'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/ Monday 4/21/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677059 Well spring has finally sprung around here. Last weekend we had a freak storm with accumulating hail but yesterday got up to 80! I didn't get outside much, but I had the windows open and did a bunch of cleaning. Nothing to exciting, but it was awesome in a simple way. I've been in such a funk lately. I was doing well with the spring challenge for a while and then the funk hit (my term for mild depression) and I just haven't been doing much. The house was a mess, I hadn't worked out, etc. Anyw... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:15:35 EST Saturday 2/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624648 I'm not in a blogging mood right now, but I'm making myself do it because I know it's good for me to stay in the habit, just like with exercise, etc. <BR> <BR> Let's see, today was day 12 in a signing in to SP streak. <BR> <BR> I have had a bit of a cold this week - lots of sinus pressure/pain which always makes me feel so tired! And when I feel tired I get lazy with putting in effort. I did still workout Thursday before work even though I was sick, though yesterday was a rest day and I d... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:18:38 EST Workout DVD's - Tuesday 2/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621618 I have had people ask me what workout dvds I use, so finally I'm posting some info! <BR> <BR> Here is my arsenal! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l147920349.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the one I just did: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l625350087.jpg"> <BR> I love it. There are five 10 minute dance workouts - 3 cardio and 2 more toning/ballet inspired ones :) <BR> <BR> Here's my favorite yoga workout: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:18:56 EST Sunday 2/9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619445 Saturday was kind of busy and I used it as a rest day. I didn't eat ideal foods for all meals, but I was more reserved on portions than usual, so while I wasn't totally mindful of what I was eating, I was at least partially mindful, normally I'm not at all mindful, so I'm aware of the things I did that I am not happy with, but I will not beat myself up about it. Moving on :) <BR> <BR> So in the morning I made a fruit smoothie/protein shake for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Lunchtime consisted of a... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:57:07 EST Friday 2/7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617703 Hi Everyone. So it's kind of funny, after I started the day with 30 minutes of a dance workout, I later, after dinner, did 45 more minutes just because it was fun and my son was dancing around with me :) <BR> <BR> I weighed myself today and I'm 4 lbs higher than my previous starting weight from a couple years ago. So frustrating, but I'm not letting it get me down, I know about where I was and it just reinforces the need to get with it! <BR> <BR> Okay so my workout "plan"/options: <BR> <B... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:05:11 EST Thursday 2/6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616893 Yesterday was a more active day than usual, so I hope that helped count for some exercise! I was constantly on my feet at work and doing some lifting, bending, etc. Today I was able to take my time getting to work so I did 30 minutes of my new Wii game "Just Dance". It was a Christmas present. It was pretty fun! I think the Zumba game is a better workout, but this was good light entertaining exercise that still made me sweat. <BR> <BR> I did come up with some goals and some plans for my sch... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:18:37 EST omg, had a light bulb moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613938 So...it's been a while! WOW. I can't believe my last blog was in August. So let's get right to it. I have really been struggling with weight and motivation and I've gained EVERYTHING back. And the really sucky weird thing is I don't know WHY. Normally there's something that you can look back on and say Oh yeah, there was a big life change or stress around that time...I really don't know. It's been puzzling me for months. The only thing that I can think of at all that just popped in my head is... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:33:47 EST Frustration, disappointment and hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449857 Well...I'm back on the wagon I suppose. I found my motivation unexpectedly - a diet bet. I've heard of that site in the past but had no interest. Well for whatever reason it struck a chord with me this time and I signed up for one and I've actually been tracking and am down 2 lbs in the last 2 days. I am excited about the weight going down...except I have to keep trying to ignore the voice that tells me how far I have left to go until I'm back to where I was at this time last year. Somehow, o... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 11:23:09 EST Day 1? again?? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402432 I feel kind of like this is the beginning of my new though continued journey, if that makes any sense :) Yesterday I did better with eating, my meals were healthy but the snacks were still bad. Like 2 big servings of ice cream and 2 cookies throughout the day. I am working on it though! I know if I try to change everything overnight it's too overwhelming, but I am admitting to it and making myself aware of what I'm still doing that I want to change and my main goal is to do better and be more... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:44:34 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401203 Well, I have no idea what I'm going to write, but I felt compelled to blog and it's been about a month since my last one. <BR> <BR> I feel totally frustrated and lost right now. I have gained back 20 lbs from my lowest I hit last year, and about 10 of those have been in the last 3 months. NOT cool. I know I WANT to take a more natural approach to weight loss, like without tracking, etc, but while I felt ready for that a few months ago, something changed and for whatever reason I'm not in t... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:25:00 EST What's new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370310 Wow - I can't believe it's been a month since I last blogged! <BR> <BR> Every time you all don't see me for a while, it's not that I've given up, or have been "gone" and now I'm "back". I don't consider myself GONE unless I'm giving up and telling everyone sayonara I'm quitting spark, which I don't think I'll EVER do, so no worries! I just don't get on here every day like I used to, and for me, that's a good thing. I'd get on here and read and post (which is great don't get me wrong) but th... Tue, 28 May 2013 11:26:29 EST Update - continuation from last blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335257 So far my new little experiment is going quite well. This is all kind of a big experiment, isn't it? We are all searching for what will work best for our bodies. What exercise we will enjoy, what way of cooking a veggie might get us to eat them LOL... Throughout this journey I've had a lot of ups and downs but I at least knew I'd never stop trying, and that's been true. I may have lost focus for a few weeks at a time, but I always knew that I'd never give up and never stop trying to become he... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:01:31 EST Where I'm at right now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332889 Okay so I feel scandalous saying this, but I am kind of stopping tracking on purpose. We'll see how it goes. I have done this in the past, tried to just listen to my body and before I knew it, after a few days, I was eating all sorts of crazy things and the wrong amounts. <BR> <BR> But this time is different! LOL how many times have we said that to ourselves? And often we are just a tad delusional when we say it. Here's hoping I'm not delusional, though we'll find out soon enough if I am :)... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:42:16 EST What's been going on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325035 Well...I don't even know what I blogged about last time - probably should have looked at that first...Well On the health and nutrition front I've been doing okay. Not exactly making progress, but somehow I feel good about it anyway. <BR> <BR> Back a few weeks ago I was having bad joint aches, etc which made it really hard to work out. I know it had to do with this crazy weather, but luckily that's improving. <BR> <BR> I had gone out of town for that lake side overnight and wine tour which... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:25:47 EST Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296108 Well, I've had a few days this week where I've gotten close to or slightly over the top of my calorie range with food. I have felt very snack-y to the point of actually buying some of those WW little cakes (red velvet yum!) They're 2-3 bites and 90 calories. Anyway, from what I'm describing, I'm sure you can guess what's coming next week. At least I made the connection as to why I was feeling so much like snacking and eating extra so I did a pretty good job of trying to snack on healthy stuff... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:55:30 EST ups and downs, etc ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288798 Okay so let's see...Thursday before dinner I had about 800 calories left for the day - yay! We ended up at Subway and I got a footlong club and a bag of baked chips. I didn't figure I'd eat it all...but I did. OMG. And I still had a few calories to spare - it was awesome. I never felt stuffed either. I was truly hungry. It was the perfect thing! I'd been craving that too. Yay! Also proud that my 3 year old got his own first subway meal (kids meal) and wanted all the veggies on his sandwich (w... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:13:05 EST I'm a loser - Yay! (edited@ 12:40) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286539 Okay so last week (or earlier this week? not sure anymore lol) I had gotten down to 231.5 from 236.5. I immediately went back up to 233.0 - bummer. But I held on, knew it could be a fluke and it was still a good loss, etc. Well I weighed myself yesterday and it was 231.0 - yep, that 233 was just a fluke - yes!! So out of curiosity I figured I'd weigh today and see if it had gone back up or what the heck was going on and...229.0!!!!! that was my goal for the MONTH! Yay! I'm so happy that I rea... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:42:04 EST I've come a long way, baby! 5k program update, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283912 Well day 2 of my 8 week 5k program went well. It's so funny how different it is at the beginning, compared to last year. Last year when I did this for the first time, I had NEVER run. I was about 250 lbs too or slightly under - I was scared for my treadmill, that was the weight limit on it and I was going to start jogging? eek... <BR> <BR> I walked at 3.0-3.2 (speed) and jogged at 3.7-3.9. That is SLOOOOOOOWWWW...... Today I walked at 3.5 and jogged at 4.3 for the first interval, 4.4 for the... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:17:35 EST weekend and today so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282563 Well, the weekend wasn't the greatest...I did my workouts, started my 5k program again yesterday, etc, but food wasn't the greatest. I did pretty bad yesterday. Started out good and made smart choices during the day but then I don't know what happened - I ate too much and naughty food in the evening. I don't know if it's just the early stages of limiting things right now or what, but I'm craving all sorts of naughty foods that I normally don't think much about. It's like everything I see look... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:03:57 EST Last few days and upcoming week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280304 The last couple days have gone well - I'm working out, eating healthy (lots of fruits and veggies, in range) etc. I am really sore now, but in a good way! :) I did go ever so slightly over range (17 calories I think) last night, but considering I've been under the max by a couple hundred each day, and I'm over my calories burned goal by 500 or more, I think I'll be okay. I'm going to see where I'm at this week with calories burned (on my new running schedule) and I'll adjust it then if I need... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:49:29 EST doing good so far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276311 So yesterday I finished with a couple hundred calories to spare - yay! I did 36 minutes zumba and 20 shoveling. I got in lots of fruits veggies and fiber. I was pretty proud of myself. Especially when my hubby brought home cookies. These cookies are frozen ready to bake ones that are the best cookies I've ever had in my life and so addicting! They are a serious downfall of mine. I was not pleased that he brought them home haha. I immediately started freaking out internally because if we baked... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:52:07 EST March goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274155 Well, this makes my 3rd blog in the last 24 hours. I'll try to hold off on the next one until tomorrow morning. (If you haven't read them yet, please do - they totally sum up where I'm at right now, how I'm struggling yet how I'm re-motivating myself - and why I'm blogging so much) <BR> <BR> Goals (and some rewards) for March: <BR> <BR> *weight - 229 Reward: self-manicure <BR> *1000 fitness minutes Reward: self pedicure <BR> *3 weeks of a 5k training program complete (will sta... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:47:52 EST Wow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273424 I started looking back at old blog entries to find some of my motivation again, and WOW. I was awesome. What happened??? LOL I did stuff like make exercise my top priority, get up early if I had to, take over the living room and work out in front of my hubby if I had to, take my own healthy snacks to a movie, etc. I was feeling awesome. I was so focused and strong and bubbling over with happiness and confidence and awe in myself. It was great to read. The only down thing was realizing I just ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:45:29 EST ugh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272323 I cannot believe the weight I had to just put in. I cannot believe how much I have gained back. It makes me want to <em>46</em> . But I will keep going and buckle down. I am going to tell myself that it stops HERE. And that it would have been much worse if I hadn't worked out at all, If I had made even worse food choices. The amazing feeling of getting down to 219.5 last year...I am trying to remember as I just weighed in at 236.5. I gained 5 lbs in just the last few weeks. Crazy. I know I... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 08:51:10 EST not guilty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250942 So I had a great day. Spent time with my hubby at his work with our son dropping off valentines and cookies (from our son) to him and his mom and dad and meanwhile cleaned his office. He had junk everywhere that employees have left in there, etc. I started just messing with him and kind of making fun of things in there like "what is this? Do you need this? Where does it go?" and before I knew it we were both clearing stuff out and his office looked great! It was fun :) Then I stopped over at ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:29:19 EST crazy how life works... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249289 It's crazy how things come up if you believe they will... <BR> <BR> What I mean is with this whole job situation and uncertainty, I've been focusing my thoughts/prayers on opportunities coming my way that will be for the best. I also in the past months have been focused on improved family relationships, especially with in-laws, and wanting to be more involved in my dh's family business (SLOWLY LOL). Also on making new friends in my community, being more involved, maybe volunteering, etc. <B... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:27:54 EST Getting used to my new "routine" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246416 Well, there's not much of a routine yet. But I'm getting used to not having kids here every day (except my son, that doesn't count lol). <BR> <BR> The first week of that was when we had a visitation and funeral and we were all sick, etc. Worked out well that I didn't have to work and deal with all that at the same time, but didn't get our new situation off to the greatest start. <BR> <BR> Last week was better, we are all pretty much healthy (just minor sinus irritations). I was able to be... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:46:02 EST Thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238906 Thanks for everyone who's been thinking of me, posting, sending goodies, etc. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get back on here and get back in the groove of things. <BR> <BR> I really don't want to go into EVERYTHING but basically I have been having some crazy stress, physical issues (partially tied to stress) that has made it extremely painful at times to even walk (strange sounding I know, but I don't want to get into all of it) and made me have more anxiety about physical health issues and put... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:52:43 EST updates/summary/changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208150 Okay, so last week from Saturday through Friday I: <BR> <BR> Lost 2 lbs - down to 225.5 <BR> worked out for 274 minutes <BR> burned 1950 calories <BR> <BR> (some of the calorie burned amounts on my spark summary calendar don't seem right for the number of minutes I worked out...I think it might really be more but who cares LOL) <BR> <BR> So that's all good! <BR> <BR> So the last couple days I haven't been eating the greatest. I have had some healthy meals, and some not so much. Right no... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:32:13 EST Reset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195223 Okay, yes, this is my second blog, but this is too long for a status :) <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to reset my info/ticker. It still has where I was last year when I started. And the info shows january 20-something of 2012 for my start date. Well the problem is when I look at my reports/graph is it is showing the goal line going down from there. Since I had about 6 months of no improvement towards my goal, I'm way above that and it bothers me. I can't catch up. SO I think I'll reset it for... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:46:02 EST The good, the bad...the weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194604 Good: Saturday I weighed in and was down a lb. Now honestly I was hoping for more and I was slightly disappointed. But then I remembered, my eating was great some days, and other days not at all. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day(leftovers) we had chinese takeout and I didn't even try to be good. As I mentioned previously I wasn't planning on really getting on track with eating until midmonth (need to use up some other groceries before planning out and buying stuff for all the healthy meals).... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:35:50 EST I punched my treadmill... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190465 Yep...but at least I kept running! ;) <BR> <BR> I was on the good old 'mill and was jogging and feeling pretty awesome because I'd already jogged through a couple songs and was keeping my pace and breathing VERY steady, something I really struggled with the first, oh I don't know, 6 months of my jogging experience last year LOL. Okay, at least the first couple months. Anyway...So a good song with a slightly faster pace started and I was going for distance and time spent running, not speed, s... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:29:31 EST Goals and Motivation! (very long-winded today - you know you've missed it!LOL) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178723 I'm not much of a resolution person - I always think of those as things people make and break every year. It's all a choice of words and what your personal definition of the word is. I realize this, so I have no problem with other people making resolutions, it just has a bad connotation with me LOL. <BR> <BR> It's funny because January IS a great time to get started on things. To me it's not because I sucked last year and this year I am determined to get it right for once haha. It's because... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:34:14 EST Today, holidays, New year, etc :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176811 We had a lovely Christmas. Christmas Eve was the big dinner I hosted and everything went fine and was fun and relaxed and everyone said I did a great job! It felt good! Christmas Day was nice and relaxed and I never left the house :) <BR> <BR> The only downside is for some reason I just didn't stop eating! I won't list all the stuff here as it may trigger cravings in others, but almost every time I ate I wasn't even hungry and it was a lot of food. I felt that huge swollen belly uncomfortab... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:29:29 EST So glad today is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172746 This has nothing to do with the whole ANOTHER end of the world thing LOL <BR> <BR> I have been a ball of anxiety the last few days and I couldn't pinpoint why. There were a lot of different factors, but I haven't had anxiety like that in a VERY long time. Even meditating would only reduce it for a few minutes. I kept trying to let go of everything and tell myself that I'm doing everything I can in various situations and whatever happens happens and there's nothing else I can do. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:18:05 EST So...how's it going? Read Me! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165357 Yeah, so I have been busy and haven't even been logging in. I usually log in even if I'm not posting, but nope, not this time. And go figure I'm up like 10 lbs. <BR> <BR> But you know what? I'm not freaking out. Am I disappointed? Yes. Am I going to beat myself up? Nope. <BR> <BR> I have been busy taking care of myself in other ways. I've been working on internal/spiritual things I guess you could say. I've been meditating daily (for those of you that think meditation is strange, it's rea... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:48:38 EST Feeling good, making progress!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113510 Okay so instead of attempting to "wish" myself into motivation again I buckled down and did whatever I could think of to get moving in the right direction. I'd been slacking, but then being sick for about 2 weeks really sent me over the edge with crappy eating and not working out. <BR> <BR> So...I got on here and updated my status regularly with my struggles. I interacted more with my sparkfriends. I stopped holding on to the weight I had gotten down to a couple months ago (219) and decided... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:19:42 EST Random update & support/encouragement needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092488 I am so torn between needing to get on here more, and needing to step away from the computer more LOL. Can't easily have it both ways! <BR> <BR> Thanks to my lack of focus/willpower joined with the arrival of fall and all of the cravings for yummy warm comfort food and baking, etc that comes with it for me, I am up a few lbs :( I'd finally gotten down to, what, 219, or 218.5? and then shot back up to 224.5. Great. I was still being pretty active, but then I keep getting sick. Wiping snot al... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:40:30 EST Friday 219.0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059254 Oh my goodness. Well, I'm glad I didn't gain pretty much sums up my week LOL <BR> <BR> My son turned 3 on the 11th - I was so excited for him! The night before we redid his room. Bye bye to the "nursery" monkey decals and monkey lamp. We made it a pirate bedroom. New bedding (Jake and the Neverland Pirates - disney show) along with Jake wall decals, a pirate flag, a pirates only sign, a couple Pirates of the Caribbean accessories and a pirate pennant thing as a border along the top of the wa... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:52:09 EST Friday - 219.5 - one of my long blogs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048679 Hey y'all. <BR> <BR> So...I'm enjoying my little relaxation experiment so far. The eating has been far from perfect, but I'm starting to naturally be drawn away from the yucky processed temptations in my house. I could have had mac n cheese with the kids today but made a fish taco (well I did eat SoME mac n cheese, but knew I would feel like a big old slug if I made that my meal) even though I wasn't tracking it. I ate one oreo the other day (my hubby buys this stuff) some special berry bla... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 14:45:33 EST Taking a few days off? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044402 Okay...This weekend I did a lot of hard physical work outside. My Sunday workout got missed due to this, but I more than made up for it. Monday's workout got missed as we were busy all day and I was sore and feeling crappy. The eating started slipping up. I was tired, sore, cranky, did I mention tired? LOL generally not feeling the greatest and not caring. Not excuses, just matter of fact, how I felt. <BR> <BR> Our deck started getting put up today by a family friend. Between having to ask ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:32:37 EST Friday/End of August 219.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038763 Throughout the week I thought of a lot of little things that maybe I'd blog about on Friday, and of course I gave myself too much credit and totally forgot them (I know I have a horrible memory, I don't know why I think I'll remember it days later). <BR> <BR> So let's just start the rambling and see where we end up, shall we? <BR> <BR> Weigh-in. omg. I'm going to say it's 219.5. That's what the scale said yesterday and I'm sticking with that for the week. today it said 220.5. What the heck... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:01:13 EST Friday - 220 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029137 So, I've been weighing kind of sporadically and I really liked how I used to do it ages ago where I'd weigh in on Friday and do a Friday blog updating lbs lost, fitness minutes and calories burned. I figured with the title like that I can easily see where my weight was last Friday. Also hopefully it'll help me blog at least once a week :) <BR> <BR> I did miss my workout Sunday, but was constantly busy and active over the weekend. I did overindulge last weekend too, but it seems not too bad ... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:35:08 EST Time to Blog! updates and goals for the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997662 This is going to be random as usual... <BR> <BR> A couple weekends ago I went with a friend to lunch and shopping at kohl's. This was a big deal for me because it was my first time in years NOT shopping in the plus size section. I was in awe - I was used to one fairly small section, and now it seemed like the misses section just went on and on - it was 3x the size of the plus section. Everything I tried on was an xl (NOT 1x or 2x!) and everything fit. This was awesome! well, not to my budget... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 09:30:32 EST Mystery solved... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978187 So my last blog was all Yay! I'm so much more awesome than I was a year or two ago! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Then the next day I started snacking on crap and going over on calories etc. I felt so out of control. I was like, really?? I can't express positivity one day without feeling crappy the next? This went on for a couple days... <BR> <BR> Then I got my $#!% together and Tuesday, Wednesday and today (Thursday...) I've been eating healthily and within range, and working out like a rockstar. I d... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:11:49 EST Seriously? Who IS this chick?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968505 <BR> So, over a year ago, before I quit my job to stay home with my son (and watch a couple other little ones to afford the aforementioned home-staying) My day would consist of the following: <BR> <BR> Wake up late, feel tired and crappy, put my hair up, put some eyeliner one, speed to work, some days stopping at mcdonald's for breakfast, other days getting a milk and either pop tarts or banana nut muffin from the vending machine. <BR> <BR> Sit at desk for hours feeling crappy, miserable ... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:29:54 EST Getting to know me - stolen from Becky! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964349 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> Middle name Lesley after my dad's middle name Leslie. That's it as far as I know. <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Earlier today while watching tv lol. <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> I used to hate it, but it's finally calming down a bit and I'm good with it. <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Turkey <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Yes - 1. I watch 2 others, so sometimes it feels like I ha... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:30:54 EST trying to figure it all out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956192 What is my problem? (fyi - this isn't in a rude hard on myself tone, just inquisitive) <BR> Why am I sabotaging myself? There aren't really any new stressors or anything. I'm not unhappy in any area of my life. Am I just getting bored with this? I tend to get bored easily with jobs, hobbies, etc. Am I just "over" tracking food?? Not an option. I may not have to TRACK forever, but I, in a positive way, plan on watching what I eat for the rest of my life. I want my life to focus on healthy food... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 09:59:21 EST random miscellaneousness :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952156 Dang! I'm eating, or rather ATTEMPTING to eat some soup for lunch (yes, it's almost 100 degrees here too and I'm eating hot soup) and it is SPICY! Eek! It's Progresso's chicken and sausage gumbo. I'm considering taking the extra calories to add some sour cream to it. Wow. Okay, moving on. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm scatterbrained so let's go chronologically. <BR> <BR> Friday started to get a sore throat - like it hurt on one side when swallowing. Had a good run anyway, kind of forgot to do stren... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:12:24 EST Back in the saddle again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941340 Alright - goal for today, get the eating under control! <BR> <BR> I don't know what is going on with my eating lately. I can start the day okay but then from lunchtime or the afternoon on, it's like a snack food/unhealthy non-tracked binge. NOT acceptable. Maybe once in a great while, but not every day like it has been. So today's goal is to eat within range. It's been quite a while since that happened. I came close one day last week...until I had ice cream after dinner. <BR> <BR> After r... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:02:31 EST