PHANTOMSMASK171's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PHANTOMSMASK171 PHANTOMSMASK171'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/ healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713753 What I can't stick to us no soda. I seen to need one at least 1 everyday. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:34:21 EST NYE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576728 End of year review sort of Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:15:25 EST On my way to a 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441505 My new goal for this fall, is to do a 5k. Started training for it today. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 20:48:51 EST what I need to do to stop bingine eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439786 I don't binge to much. (That's a lie) I hate ice cream (that's a lie) ok, so now that we all know I am human, I need steps I need to follow so I don't sur and eat. Boredom is my main problem, and that comes mostly at work. When I closer, and I have sweets and bagels right in front of me. So what is there that I can do, so I'm not as bored. <BR> <BR> Go for a walk <BR> drink water <BR> shut outside and enjoy the evening <BR> read <BR> Wedding plan <BR> play online or mobile games <... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:34:15 EST spark solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349007 Giving the spark solution a try. Started reading the book today. Tue, 7 May 2013 19:46:22 EST doing something about it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345487 A moment for me, that I can't complain about my appearance, if I don't do anything about it. Sat, 4 May 2013 17:18:40 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336155 I'm not a fan of the scale, but it is one tool in the way of weight loss or maintaining. However this week, since last Friday, I gained 2 lbs. So, my nutritional goals for the week are: NO SODA (this is hard, because it's well tastes so good) No Cheese It's the last hold out of dairy products. Again it's cheese and cheese is amazing. NO BAGELS or Cookies from work . Hard to do since I work there and I get free food, but I have to stay away from it. <BR> <BR> Exercise goals: C... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:21:45 EST The Power of Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191744 Saying I'm done eating, I no longer feel hungry and I don't need that extra serving or I don't need that other piece of food you brought with you to eat. I have been trying to do that this past week and I find it so difficult. Example yesterday, after I finished my main meal for lunch I still had a yogurt and an apple. Trying to say no is more difficult than it is to say no to doing something you don't want to do. The power food has over us is amazingly deep. Was it engraved in us with... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 14:47:54 EST New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185962 It's day 2 of 2013. Yesterday I worked all day starting at 4:30 am so other than eating right and tracking it I didn't exercise like planned. I did cleaning at work which did make me sweat. <BR> <BR> So far today since I don't work until 11 am I have ate breakfast, sat in front of my SAD light, and did a video from Spark People. Now to just continue to eat right today and I am all set with today's goals. <BR> <BR> I bought a calender in Dec for a buck for 2013 I've filled it out ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:29:26 EST End of the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182233 So it's at the end of the year, and I've basically only lost a total of 3 lbs that have stayed off for the most part. I'm going to reset everything tomorrow morning, because something eventually has to give. I'm tired of the calorie counting, and I need something easier. So I'm doing a faux weight watchers thing, by doing points I had a friend put my info in to see what I should aim for, and with all the calculator apps on the android market I'm going with that. It won't be perfect but ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:56:15 EST Roller Coaster ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978259 I hate roller coasters, literally and figuratively. I'm currently on the figurative roller coaster of weight loss. Early this year, I was doing great, that roller coaster was on the top and I was losing weight. When I was on top I stop drinking soda, and I lost 20 lbs. I then did a quick loop de loop and landed hard at the bottom. Once summer arrived and BBQ season hit, I went right back to eating to enjoy it and eat plenty of it. <BR> <BR> I've decided that this has to stop. I'm on t... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:31:08 EST 28 day work out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935147 I'm at a standstill with my body. I'm stuck at the 20 lbs lost. I know 20 lbs that's good, but platueing is hard, and I am finding myself eating un healthy again.. Still no soda that has hit over 100 day's and I've lost count. I did have a can of Zevia but it has Stevia in it and not HFCS or aspertiene ( I can't spell) and it was the lemon lime so no carmel coloring. If I do choose to drink any soda I think it will be this brand only, and not like all the time. Anyway that is not my... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:11:08 EST A beautiful day in my backyard. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915210 Well, not exactly my backyard but close enough. D and I went with our friend Jamie to Theodore Wirth Park and walked around Wirth Lake, Eloise wildflower garden and bird sanctuary, we then of course while there walked around the Quaking bog. it was a great day, not exactly humid but warm, and we walked about 4 miles or so for 2 hours enjoying nature and loving the outdoors. We even got to see Minne the Lake Creature in her new summer home of Wirth Lake. Which was the motivation for me... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 18:41:16 EST Say WHAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899638 I have no idea how this happened. I weighed myself this morning, like I usually do one of the day's during the weekend. My Scale SAID 176. That is 8 lbs since the last time I weighed myself, (which was actually 2 wks ago) I haven't made it to the gym, I've been working and running around at work, that my steps are increased and I've been opening the store more often. Which means I'm at work at 4:30am. I weighed myself 4 times to make sure always the same number. The scale was ... Sun, 27 May 2012 07:39:23 EST A Week of Indulgence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879046 The feeling of guilt is upon me. I had a week of vacation, and with that my healthy lifestyle took one too. I didn't mean for it to happen, it just did. I did get a lot of walking in, but I knew it wouldn't be enough. Now my vacation is over, I feel bloated, and gross and of course FAT!! I hate the FAT feeling, I know I did this to myself, I made the wrong choices, and now my consequences are here. I worked so hard, and I feel like it was thrown away. <BR> <BR> I can make excuse... Sun, 13 May 2012 05:44:05 EST Officially I've lost 20 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868557 Officially I've lost 20 pounds and couldn't be more happy about it. I'm fitting into clothes better, or not so good if they were a larger size and they are falling off or are too baggy. <BR> <BR> I hit that 20 lbs this week, even after the last 2 wks I didn't make it to the gym. I still watched what I ate, and with all the running around at work, I managed to shed that last pound and reach a goal. <BR> <BR> I have a vacation this week and will get back to they gym scene and work ou... Sun, 6 May 2012 08:10:20 EST My week from hell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834438 OH my gosh, this week has sucked. We were down our baker, I worked more hours than I wish I had, I'm scheduled with over time this week Our work week is Wed-Tuesday. Too many hours, lack of sleep TOM and Easter all combined. I over ate, I wanted sweets, and chocolate. I gained 2 lbs back and I feel like crap about it, because I know I did this to myself and instead of my usual getting to the gym I made it once and ate like crap all week. <BR> <BR> Today, I'm having friends over... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 08:38:25 EST April goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814898 April is going to be tough for me but I'm going to accomplish my goals. After seeing the numbers from March 1st to April 1st I'm more than ready to be motivated some more. <BR> April 1st Measurements and this is no joke <BR> <BR> Weigh yourself - 187; March 1st- 193 <BR> Measure your Waist - 39; March 1st - 40 <BR> Measure your Hips - 42.5; March 1st - 43 <BR> Measure your Thigh - 26.5; March 1st - 27 <BR> Measure your Upper Arm - 11.75; March 1st - 12 <BR> Measure your Waist to Hip... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:17:43 EST Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4808451 I know breakfast is important, and I have been eating something for breakfast like oatmeal or at the very least a smoothie. I just don't like the feeling that, after only a couple of hours I'm hungry again and need a snack. I know it is doing something, since I'm losing weight but my tummy hates feeling empty and I did better holding off on food before I started eating breakfast on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> Does this feeling go away, or is it just going to be a new norm? Wed, 28 Mar 2012 06:43:48 EST A Question on Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802613 I need snacks that I can snack on at work and not worry about going over. I work at a Bagel shop and the bagels are healthier than the sweets but that still is a matter of over doing it. What do you all do for quick snacks on the go? Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:33:09 EST Lack of Caffeine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800033 Since I gave up pop, my energy is usually something I can deal with. I am drinking water going to the gym and able to make it through my day at work. Some day's I drink a cup of tea but most day's the only caffeine I might get is actually hidden and I don't know that caffeine is even in that food. Yes I know Chocolate but really there isn't a lot of caffeine in chocolate. <BR> <BR> Day's that I open at work which means I'm at work at 4:30am and that would mean I'm up about 3 am if I need... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:50:04 EST My secrets for weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791909 They are not much for secrets, for my weight loss. It is everything that Sparkpeople is teaching us. I'm getting my fitness goals in, along with tracking my food and watching what I eat. Planning what I eat and sticking to it. <BR> <BR> My Typical day this month is I wake up, and make a smoothie the Chocolate covered cherry one from the spark cook book . NOM I don't give myself a lot of time during the morning to get ready for work, since sometimes I work at 4 in the morning, I like my... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 11:06:54 EST Fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791229 I fear, that tomorrow's weigh in will be a sad increase. I haven't gotten to the gym since Sunday. I've gone on 3 walks and exceeded my fitness minutes and calories to burn this week but I slipped on a few day's with food. Not a whole lot but just some. I know it's only going to be a little set back, and I'll feel bad about it for a day or so, and not motivated. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:47:05 EST It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785724 50 degree day in March in Minnesota. Signs of spring are arriving, besides the weather (which of course, we could get dumped on with snow) birds, I listened to the birds this morning, chickadee's and others. Smells of spring are arriving, along with smells of dog waste ( I live in an apartment building and now that the snow or what little snow we had, is disappearing, the waste from the irresponsible dog owners is showing it's ugly smell. <BR> <BR> I keep noticing my clothes not fitting ... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:27:37 EST Elliptical I loath you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4773764 <BR> 30 minutes on the Elliptical with intervals of resistance is kicking my arse. I keep doing the Elliptical because it's a challenge and not as boring as the treadmill and more challenging then the stationary bike. I feel the burn when I do the Elliptical and that is good. That is why I hate it. I found a cardio machine that challenges me, and makes me sweat. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:53:06 EST I passed the 10 lbs lost today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4768811 Saturday is my weigh in. First thing in the morning. I hate weighing myself in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Today the <em>192</em> read 191 A total of 11 lbs since the end of 2011. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I celebrated with a 30 minute cardio workout at the gym today. <em>198</em> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 16:12:31 EST Good Bye Feb. Hello March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765138 I did something right in February! I'm proud of the measurments I took this morning <BR> <BR> March 1st 2012 measurements <BR> <BR> Measure your Waist - 40 Feb -41.5 <BR> Measure your Hips - 43 Feb- 43 <BR> Measure your Thigh - 27 Feb - 28 <BR> Measure your Upper Arm - 12 Feb 12 <BR> Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .93 Feb - .98 <BR> Measure your Body Fat % - 33.2 Feb - 33.9 <BR> <BR> Honestly I can't believe I was able to see some progress along the lines... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:11:35 EST Progress update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756318 Since January 1st 2012 I have lost 9 lbs, my size 16 pants are falling down so I have to use a belt. I'm eating better, for the most part, I'm not going back for seconds. I've cut down on pop since Ash Wednesday (not very long yet ) and I'm not really craving any. I am not allowed to have pop until I get 8 cups of water in me first. Which by then I don't want pop but water sounds good by then. I'm getting to gym, I'm sleeping better (thanks to prescription meds) but I only take when ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:28:31 EST Feb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4719199 I honestly have no idea what to write anymore. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:35:22 EST Going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659908 I'm going strong so far this year. I've started going to the gym, and I'm doing what I can to eat better. I once again have a laptop, thanks to my boyfriends brother finding me a power cord for my laptop. I've joined a book club with some friends, to keep me reading, and less time online, or watching TV. It's non active , unless I read at the gym which I'm finding it something I am enjoying. I bring my book and do my cardio on the bike which is easy to read along plus it keeps me... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:12:38 EST The end of 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640240 I know that some of my good friends had a good year, while others like myself didn't, have the best of the year. <BR> <BR> My weightloss goal was a fail. I maintained, gained and at one time lost at least 10 only to gain it, when I found out I was pregnant. Losing the baby or babies as it were, I have yet to even begin thinking of losing the weight once again. Mostly because the holiday's came but now that they are gone I plan once again to work on it, a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> T... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:10:29 EST Roller Dome 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4603686 I went tonight to the Roller dome tonight. I'm so glad I did. I made it around 16 x which is about 6.4 miles of skating tonight! I kept a decent pace, and didn't stop to rest much. I can't wait to get back out again, and skate some more. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:54:17 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585301 I'm working on day 3 of starting over. How many times can one start over? Tonight I'm making lasagna and having friends over, a little Friendsgiving before Thanksgiving. I've not done 100% well with the food department, but I've gotten in exercise the past 2 days. Along with water. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:30:02 EST Roller coaster ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4538134 Wow, didn't expect to be back so soon to Sparkpeople. At least not in this capacity. On sept 19th I found out I was pregnant, and so that was going to be changing my lifestyle bit. It was of course a good thing. However as long as that high lasted, the low came a bit quick. I lost the baby or even possibility of babies, there was a chance of multiples. On Friday I had a D&C I am not heading right into exercise, and healthy eating, just yet. comfort foods are my best friend. I'll be... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:45:39 EST It has been a while. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469527 It's been a while since I used Sparkpeople. It's been even longer since I did anything to help with a healthy lifestyle. However over the summer, I have managed do not gain, but maintain and or lose some weight. I've dropped below 190 again, and I'm working on a small goal of 180 by mid Oct. I can't expect miracles but I can expect results. <BR> <BR> Today I turned 32 and I'm starting with today as my new start day. I had considered deleting this profile, but I have so many favorites s... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:42:33 EST Still feeling successful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4351985 It's been a couple of day's since I found out I weighed myself, but I'm still feeling rather successful. <BR> <BR> Losing 6lbs might not seem a lot to some people, but for me it feels like I did something. I might struggle with the work/sleep/eat and workout combo but I'll figure it out at some point. I must be doing something right because I lost 6lbs. <BR> <BR> On another note, I just joined google+ and if anyone who reads this, and is on it, and wants others in their circle, that mi... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 20:53:02 EST Weighed myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4347927 I don't weigh myself to often, mostly out of fear, and it sometimes just hinders me. Today though I thought I should weigh the cat, which meant I had to weigh myself. I lost 6lbs since the last time, I remember entering it on here. So I've been pretty motivated today to do something about it, except for the fact that I ended up going home sick from work so since I'm ill exercising or doing much of anything but updating wasn't going to be happening. Anyway tomorrow will be a brand new day ... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 19:31:15 EST Pedal pub http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311473 Yesterday I joined some friends and did the pedal pub races. Before you go thinking pedal pub?? We didn't go riding around town drinking and biking. We basically biked in a relay fashion to the end of the block dismounted, and mounted another one, and raced back. All this was basically under a minute. We did this 2x. It was a lot of fun. According to my friend this earned her an activity point from weight watchers. There was 10 of us, on the pedal pub. It was hilarious to do and a ... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 19:16:21 EST Cardio Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4277266 Anyone out there using Cardio Trainer on their smart phones? I'm using it , it reminds me to do workouts, and to record food. Even has a reminder for a weigh in. Today, I took it and started it on my bike ride. It was able to calculate between my breaks, the hills I biked etc.. and my speed so it seems to be able to give good information on my ride. What else is nice, is that it gives me updates and talks to me. I'll continue to use it and see how well it works out. If you ar... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 19:40:34 EST Fast Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4263369 I'm starting over again. I've decided to just reset all goals and switched back to fast break. I think that is the boast I need. Sun, 29 May 2011 15:20:32 EST AWOL or MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4179403 Whatever you may want to call it. I'm so rarely on here, however since January I've lost 9 lbs. Slow but surely, I am losing weight. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I had my hair cut, and today I used my gift certificate for a massage today. Weighed myself. It's my day off, so I'm taking care of me. It's my ME DAY! Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:45:21 EST Hello April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4145401 So April is starting off alright. Being without a car has been a drag and today, my boyfriend and I bought a car. I'm pleased with it. I'm not use to a car that is so quiet. lol few dings and some rust but all in all it appears to be in good shape. I should get a few good years out of it. Not much else to say on it at the moment , or on April. Just wanted to share the good news. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l235540407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm also going to ... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 21:50:19 EST Good Bye March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4132061 March pretty much sucked for me. I stayed my weight which is fine by me, because at least I didn't gain. Tomorrow is April, so I'm setting myself up to win. I'm changing goals on spark people, and I'm going to figure out something, because something has to be done. <BR> <BR> I want to see results, and I'm realistic about how to do it. I am not out to lose 25lbs in the first few weeks, I'm out to lose that 25lbs in a healthy time and by doing it right. I'm returning to drinking water ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:59:45 EST I need to step it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4095984 I'm in a slump. I get motivated for a couple of days then it dies. <BR> I do what I can eating wise, but extra exercise isn't something happening. Unless I go rollerskating. I've considered getting the wii zumba thinking that will get me going, but I can't justify getting it at the moment and D mentioned something that would be annoying to him. (the music etc... ) Sadly my day's off seem to be his days off and so exercising is difficult with him home. Mostly because I'm embarrassed a... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:17:35 EST Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4088087 What is up this year? Usually I'll get a cold around this time once a year. (not including allergies) However this year, and ever since I've been back working, I've been sick 3 times. I've only been back working since January 26. Each time the last 2 times I've had to call in sick 1 or 2 of those times. Now I have a bad cold. It started with a migraine, and a cough that was dry and in my throat. It then developed into my chest and continued to make my throat raw with every cough I had... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:22:51 EST Rollerdome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4067357 Went to the roller dome again. Made it 12 times maybe 13. Glad I went and didn't back out as I had almost done. <BR> <BR> Just writing up this quick update from my phone. Will fix any mistakes tomorrow. Fri, 4 Mar 2011 23:28:32 EST Cabin Fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060490 I'm tired of this winter. It's a regular winter here in Minnesota or is it. Honestly I can't tell. It's cold, it's warm, it's SNOWING! yep more snow is on the way. I can't take it anymore. All I do is go to work, and stay in the apartment. We don't do anything, because when it looks nice out it's too cold to do anything. <BR> <BR> Winter needs to END NOW! Wed, 2 Mar 2011 12:50:06 EST Where did it go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3995202 I'm talking about that pound I lost. I keep losing these pounds. I'm fine with that. I also hope they don't return. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 13:41:14 EST Doing something nice for yourself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3978332 Yesterday, D and I went to Target, because I needed a few items. I was able to get some nail polish, for my nails. It's just a little pampering and much needed pampering. My goal is at least 1x a week to do something little for myself. Even if I don't lose weight that week or not. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:36:47 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3972805 So, I started my new job this week. I'm exhausted, basically to the point that exercising after work is next to impossible. Exercising before work is even more impossible. I refuse to work out at 3am in the morning and risk waking up the neighbor downstairs. I work at 5am so yeah just getting out of bed about 4am is hard enough. My body is just getting use to working, and my feet hate me. The shoes I have to wear are not comfortable. I can't seem to win on that, if I wear my orthotic... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:02:13 EST