PINCKPRINCESS's SparkPeople Blog PINCKPRINCESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Cable company is coming The cable company is coming between 10-12 today. But I didn't make it my excuse for not working out. The boys are going crazy some are not even dressed yet but I have to get my workout in. They have been getting better about leaving me alone. I got through a whole 10 minutes without having to pause my workout :) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:59:17 EST Emotional eater I decide to eat bad because I had a bad day. I will now decide to eat or walk healthy for the next 3 days. Rome' wasn't buildt in a day. Same steps can help make big leaps possible. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:31 EST Life is always changing I don't know what I'm doing lol. I keep catching myself comparing the last time I had to loose baby weight to this time. I have to stop and remember last time was a different point in my life. Life is so crazy right now and I feel so much better after a workout even if it's only for 10 minutes. I know I'm getting some where even if it doesn't come off as fast as last time. Last time I wasn't eating ice cream every night either ;) Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:25:17 EST I'm back again There was a lot going on in our lives for a little while there but now no matter what is going on my trying to be that role model again. The boys were pretending to workout today while I was. It was very cute. Fri, 10 May 2013 13:49:56 EST 12's I just saw a picture of me on my spark page wearing my size 12 jeans after working out with Spark people after my first son was born. I think I might find time to get them out today and see if they fit. Well if I have time after all the laundry I have neglecting. At least I didn't forgo my workout this morning to fold it all up. That in my eyes is making procress. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 10:19:33 EST Keeping happy On days like today I would have given some reason not to workout. But I found a Balliwood workout on Spark so I did that one this morning. They even tell you to smile. It was lots of fun. I do feel better and not so tired now. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:37:40 EST working out I'm really hoping that my working out will help Dh start up again. He was going good for about a week and stopped. He let things get in the way. He was surprised when the kids asked him if he was going to work out after I went to work on Saturday. I guess only seeing each other for about an hour a day I didn't get a chance to tell him I had been working out every day I don't have to babysit or be to work/church at 9am. This summer I don't work so more workouts for me. <BR> <BR> I still ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:48:01 EST so I got a fitness counter I loged over 5000 steps in half a day yesterday. Since I will be wearing my fitbit all day today I wonder how much walking I do in a full day. It also came with an app so I can track what I eat against all my walking to see if I'm in the 'zone' to loose weight. I feels good to use my Christmas money on myself. Which everyone knows is hard to do for moms. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:06:21 EST one of those days The boys got up early this morning so I made them pancakes. Oldest has dance class in the morning so they can have pancakes before we leave. I had eggs instead. With nursing it's hard to cut down on my calories but I can cut out most of the sugars I go over board with. I first big pit fall is cereal in the morning with milk there is way too much in that. I really hope this works and I can start looking at work clothes with a smile soon. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:28:57 EST Eating while being a mom I have yet to keep track of what I am eating. Moms are not kidding when they say they don't get a hot meal, let alone a meal. Tonight while feeding the boys dinner I had half a tuna fish sandwich, couple of slices of cheese, glass of milk and chips and salsa all while standing up. I am getting back on a roll slowly and trying to make it a routine. The last part is the hardest making it part of my routine. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 21:18:44 EST about today... I feel like I'm eating too much. After a shower I am going to try to track what I ate today. For some reason I really wanted to work my arms today. Hoping to get a run in tomorrow after dh gets home from work but not looking forward to it being day light out when I do. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:32:39 EST update on me and mine I did buy new shorts while on vacation and I was so happy with the way they looked. I wasn't on here do to doing weight watchers which helped my loose some weight but now that I can eat chocolate and sugar I am slipping in my eating habits. Still trying to get dh in the habit of eating better and being more active. So he can loose those pounds that I know bother him. <BR> <BR> I joined the trick or treat trot today so I am hoping to start getting in some more runs here soon. If only I ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:27:25 EST :) one week down only four more to go :) I am feeling proud of sticking to working out every other night. Food had been hit or miss due to lack of planning, sleep and facebook getting in the way. But I will get there one step and weight at a time. This week I planned out my meals before hitting the store so I get a big :) for that. Plus I made sure each dinner had a veggie in it for my son who is on veggie strike. I want to buy new shorts next month so bad. I hated the ones I wore after having my first son and I don't want to ... Wed, 4 May 2011 21:48:20 EST I'm sorry Dear self I have let you down. I keep making goals and not remembering them what so ever. I want to see 180 and get out of my old clothes by garage sale time. Set a date, going to workout every other night after the boys go to bed. Work on me so I don't let myself down again. <BR> <BR> I count I matter and I need to start making me happy with healthy choices. More cooking less ordering. I want new shorts for summer. I want to vacay with a smile and not be thinking about my weight. <... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:53:09 EST almost lost 10 lbs. So I have been back since a month after my son was born. In that time I have lost almost 10 lbs. I didn't think I was doing all that well and when I found that starting number today it made me proud. It took me four months to loose those nine pounds but I did it. No one else can take credit. I would like to loose another nine in the next month with a lot more trying. I am one of those types that if it's hard just give up, there is an excuse not to do just about anything. I have found a... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:14:05 EST Runners high My first run of the new year was great. I don't know how much you can call it a run since I only do 2 minutes of running followed by 3 minutes of fast walking repeat but hey you have to start some where. I almost lost my dinner but I was still proud of what I could do after a year off. When I started trying to run I could barely get to minute 2. Now I can almost keep going, almost. I want to wait until I can get through a whole workout of 2/3's then I am going to switch it to 3/2's and g... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:08:22 EST Children and life. Children always make things harder from sleeping to just plan remembering things. I have to write things down three times so maybe I can remember them. I made two appointments on the same day for us adults and the kids. I need to get my act together all around. <BR> <BR> Today to get in a workout my son got to watch a movie(Cars). We are not big TV fans. I know he should be able to handle momma working out but hey if I can get him dressed, start a load of wash, workout, feed and chang... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 12:06:19 EST 5k tomorrow :) So I was on the Michigan team reading about the walk in K-zoo when I wondered if there was one in Jackson. So I googled which is what I do best. I found and there I found the 5k run/walk for the habitat for humanity. I was so excited to see that it was on a day that I could walk. I got on fb (my other home besides spark) and asked if anyone wanted to go with me. I let them know it was $20 but was for a great cause. I girl I went to high school and haven't talked to since... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:36:08 EST I'm back from pregnant land! I am back but I probably shouldn't be. I just couldn't wait any longer. My Son was born at the end of September and there is nothing like a new child to help you look ahead. I want to start my weight loss already at 3 weeks post pardom but I am waiting at least another couple of weeks. I have to admit that I did start walking again. More so for my older son. He loves to get out and walking makes him feel so grown up. The weather has been beautiful here so I am out enjoying it while I c... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:06:46 EST This cold is making me blue This cold has got me sad. I can't talk much so I am not going to the gym after work tonight. I was so happy with my loose last week I want to keep it up. I would rather be able to do a full workout on Thursday so I am going to wait. My hubby will be happy I will be home before his bed time. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 19:24:53 EST I lost 1lb. yay I am not going to the gym tonight after work. I am bummed but with this cold or whatever I have that I really need to rest and get better. I will try to get in some strength training in before bed but cardio is out of the question since it's hard to breath just standing here. <BR> <BR> I can't believe that I already lost a pound I am so happy. Only four more to go to reach my first goal and I am going shopping! I am hoping that I hit that goal by Valentine's Day. Wish me luck. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:12:08 EST enjoying the gym I went to the gym again last night. I think it really helped the swelling in my feet and legs from being on my feet all day at work. I had to warm up my legs for longer but other than that I had another great workout. I can't wait to go back on Saturday. Hope the hubby doesn't mind. I really like doing my cardio at the gym and my strength training at home. I wish I had a treadmill at home. I would find time to use it! But this way I get out of the house and I get to people watch. And... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:07:22 EST like going to the gym I am tired after doing my strength training for the day but I am looking forward to going back to the gym tonight :) I don't know what it is but I think I might be getting addicted to the gym already. I woke up thinking about going to the gym. This is different for me, I hope I can keep it up. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:10:06 EST I went to the gym Yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in almost a year. I couldn't believe the amount of people that were in there. They were everywhere. I even had to wait to get back into my locker when I was leaving. <BR> <BR> So, I jumped on a treadmill and started my walk/jog workout. I noticed almost everyone was holding onto the treadmill. The one thing I have learned over and over on the Biggest Loser is that you burn more calories not holding on. There was even a girl that was tryi... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:40:43 EST very proud I just tried a different 10-minute cardio workout and I don't think I got my heart rate up as high as the one I have been using. So I don't know if I will use it again. <BR> <BR> I am so proud of myself I have 60 minutes of cardio in for the week already. I know that might not seem like much to anyone else but with a 14 month old any cardio is good cardio. I am still trying to get 5 workouts in a good amount of time so I can up my cardio to 3 10-minute cardio workouts. With my LO it se... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:00:12 EST Children make things so much harder. It only took a little over an hour to get 20 min of cardio and today's boot camp workout in. My son has at least one tooth coming in and is running a fever. I was bummed he only took a half an hour nap but happy he let me finish my workout that I had just started. <BR> <BR> My hubby brought home bad snack last night from work. I was sad he did but happy to munch away. Here's hoping I can do better later when I run to the store. I have to find some other veggies to have my son try. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:08:34 EST update for the new year So while I was visiting family I didn't get any workouts in. I did get the whole family out of the house and into some fresh air. Plus the hubby and I took our son to a park. It was cold but pretty with the river running through the park. We kept asking our son is it bath time? <BR> <BR> As soon as we got back from our trip our son came down with the stomach flu. I was so wore out not able to get even the house cleaned up while he was awake and he was only napping for about 45min. I fi... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:39:29 EST bloging is my little reward I find it such a small thing but so rewarding to blog after I get done with my workout. I don't have to have desert or anything like that. Just some me time in the middle of my busy mom schedule. I have so much to do to get ready for our trip that officially starts tomorrow night. I am going to try to keep up my workouts and eating habits on the trip. The weather should be great for getting outside and walking. I miss that with all the snow we have been getting up here. I want to loose... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:29:43 EST I gained So I weighted myself on Christmas and was sad for moment when the scale read one pound heavier than last week. It only lasted a moment since I hadn't got in a workout since Tuesday with the busy holiday and I had been eating a lot of chocolate that my hubby brought home for me. <BR> <BR> So today I started off after Christmas right. I worked out for 20 minutes plus did 14 minutes of strength. Now that I am almost up to a half an hour it seems to be harder to get it all in with my son wa... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 17:16:18 EST Momma needs some quite time. My son doesn't seem to want to nap any more and is so moody the rest of the day. Plus I don't get a workout in if he doesn't sleep long enough which makes me unhappy as well. He is going to have to deal with his crib a little longer. Momma needs a shower and sometime without the screech of her son for 10 more minutes. I feel bad but yesterday I got him out of his crib after an hour and he fell asleep again about 5pm. That was after being a pill the rest of the afternoon. Please let this... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:33:31 EST What a weekend! Well I didn't get a workout in this weekend but I did power walk from one end of the mall to the other. It's a long mall. Took me almost ten minutes to get from one side to the other. So I was happy about getting some walking in not so happy about all the people :( Why don't they just go home spend time with their families. Don't they know they are doing nothing for Michigan's economy shopping at Bed bath and beyond it's a chain store! Enough about other people. <BR> <BR> I had my firs... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:04:41 EST I lost 1 lb I am so happy that I am still loosing. I didn't have to greatest week so I am glad that I lost something. I haven't got a workout in today yet but I am waiting for my hubby to get home so we can go to my parents. There are lights to hang and a house to clean. I am going out for dinner tonight with the fam and going to try to get a workout when we get home before bed. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:16:26 EST that voice in my head I thought about the way I look most of yesterday. I couldn't stop, I kept trying to beat myself up over how big I was. It was not a good day. I even wrote down what I should be proud of. Like the fact that I have been trying to work out for more than two weeks now. That I have lost weight. That I am trying to eat better. I am trying and I wish I could just mute that voice in my head that wants to get down on me. <BR> <BR> I think I can better fix the problem with knowing what I look... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:49:40 EST upping my workout I am upping my workout for two reasons. The first being that I have gone through all the exercises once now I need to do them like they suggest by running through them twice. The second reason is that we went and had family pictures done last night. I have been feeling better about myself since my clothes have been fitting better and I have had more energy. But seeing myself in a photo was hard. I had a picture in my mind that I looked better than I did. I am not going to let it get my ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:04:24 EST Round 2 Starting out strong. My son was having fun running his go cart under my legs while I was working out. He is always good for a laugh. I am already wanting to weigh myself this week and it's only Monday. I will just keep that in mind the rest of the week, to maybe workout a little harder. <BR> <BR> This weekend starts the Christmas parties. My mother in law takes it upon herself to make healthy choices for us. At least that is what she did for Thanksgiving. Too bad most of the food di... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:50:54 EST It's been 10 days So as of today I completed the whole week of exercises from get your beach body back. It only took me 10 days but I still feel accomplished. Usually this is when things get a little harder for me to get my workouts in and slowly I fall off the wagon. <BR> <BR> My plan for not falling off the wagon is to go through the week of workouts again no matter how many days it takes me, write here as often as I can workout, eat well, try to get some extra cardio in. I have to do some Christmas sh... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 10:32:09 EST Day 6 Well you could say today was a little backwards. I usually do my workouts in the morning but today I got it in right before bed. All I kept thinking was at least I got it in. It might work the same way tomorrow, since I will be helping to set up the office and cleaning house most of the day. Today I realized that my little one is not sick he is just cutting more teeth. I feel so bad it took me this long to figure out what is wrong with him. He got his teething tablets before bed and was... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:15:08 EST Day 5 My son cracks me up. I was doing the lower body workout with bands while he was in his go cart. He came up next to me and started pulling on the band. I was trying to ignoring him but I couldn't stop laughing. He still has a runny nose. I figured out why they call it a runny nose, he runs away from me when I go to wipe his nose. He needs to get better so we can go for walks. It wouldn't hurt if the weather improved too. <BR> <BR> I really want to weigh myself today. I hate waiting...... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 11:01:55 EST Day 4 Today I did my workout with my husband in the room and the dog wanting me to through the ball. If only my son wasn't still sick I would be able to get out and go for a walk even if it was just at the mall. But no I will be at home for at least another two days sigh...We are to have the worst weather this season the next two days so I guess it worked out for the best. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:45:36 EST Day 3 of being back Over the weekend I didn't make time to workout. I think it might have had something to do with the fact that my son and hubby are sick. I did not let that stop me this morning :) I still can't believe I did 12 push-ups, I mean I know my upper body strength was getting better with carrying my son around but I never knew how much better it had gotten. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to eat better and get my husband to do the same. The big thing is not eating out. We were eating out almost fi... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 09:21:17 EST Day 2 of being back Already I am finding it hard to find time to workout. Even 8 minutes of a lower body work out my son was trying to run me over in his go cart. I am trying to stay on task with it though. I have my mother's house to clean today so that will help burn more calories. I feel better already for making the time two days in a row. I hope it sticks so that I can loose those seven pounds this month. <BR> <BR> Must go save whatever my son is trying to run over now and get him some lunch. My fa... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:08:56 EST I'm back after three months It has been a long three months. My son turned one on Halloween and it seemed like there was a lot that added up to his birthday party. And I would say the biggest was the seven pounds I gained. <BR> <BR> We are planning a trip to see my father in law that just had his third heart attack on Thanksgiving, for the end of the year. I would like to loose five pounds and get back down into the one eighty's for the trip. I hope that my husband has taken this as a wake up call that we both ne... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 10:45:37 EST Happy day So today I tried on my size 14 jeans that I was wearing before my son was born. They fit almost like they did before I got pregnant. My 16's were falling off and made me look bigger than I was. These are a little tight but I don't care I can't believe I got them buttoned. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:30:41 EST a little help from little one Well I worked out with the little one awake today. He just kept watching me thinking this is kind of entertaining. I'm glad I can still make him smile for no reason. <BR> <BR> My mom made a comment on Monday that I looked like I had lost some weight. I wish I could have told her how much but with my scale messing up. I just told her thank you and I have been trying. I have been playing a lot more online games in the afternoon instead of bored eating. And the fact that my hubby has be... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:56:45 EST No loss this week but no gain either The dog finally did get his walk on Thursday. Who knew it was going to be so hot? We did 2.6 miles. He looked at me like you have got to be kidding. I'm glad he can't talk I don't want him complaining about walking:) <BR> <BR> I was a little bummed when I weighted in this morning. I had to remind myself that I didn't gain anything so that was just as good as loosing. I am going to be seeing another mom this weekend and her little one is younger than mine. I find myself comparing her t... Sat, 20 Jun 2009 00:37:35 EST Looking forward I am almost looking forward to working out each day just to I can write. I still need to do 30-minute cardio today. I am hoping it won't get as hot so I can take the dog for a walk. I told him I would take him on a walk after church yesterday but it was just too hot for a small black dog. <BR> I can't wait to see more of my family this weekend at my mom's surprise 60th birthday party. I have a lot to do for the party still but I don't think I'll have too much problem. I just have to ma... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:22:55 EST Two days down Two days down. I figure if I keep writing I will keep doing. I feel a lot better about myself. I even talked about working out with my family in conversation yesterday. It felt good that they didn't make fun of me. I don't know if they would but it was a fear in my own head. I don't see why they wouldn't want to see me happy and healthy. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 16:36:02 EST Today I took me time Today I decided to take sometime for myself by getting back into Sparkpeople I am hoping to get two of my closest friends to join too. I need all the help I can get. My Hubby and I are planning a return trip next June to Hawaii. I am looking forward to it and I don't want to have to worry about what clothes fit. <BR> <BR> So I am here with a goal. Get to a happy size by next year. I am hoping to loose all of it. But if I can get down to 160, I would be one of the happiest girls on t... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:32:00 EST