POISONGIRL999's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=POISONGIRL999 POISONGIRL999'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/ Hey folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226437 I didn't abandon ya'll I promise It's been a hectic summer to say the very least. Remember my very awful co-worker. If not, go back to some of my blogs mostly starting with the word "rant", that should bring you up to date. Well due to medical reason she has decided to retire so to speak. She did this at the start of my vacation in June, so of course even in leaving she made my lifw hell as I had to work through my vacation since she just up and left. Since then I have been running this... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:23:20 EST Reboot Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172421 Again at the top of my range but still good. Tonight is going to probably be my over day ,we're having steak with all the fixings. Sun, 29 May 2016 11:25:59 EST Reboot Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171976 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6871ab1c-b853-4450-b94a-44a12e9c91f9.jpg"> Didn't think I'd be posting did you? We ran into Helena today which has much better service than Holter so i thought I'd better thrown this one out there. Did pretty good yesterday. Top part of my calorie range but still on the green. Now if I can just lay off the Costco samples lol. Here's yesterday's stays Sat, 28 May 2016 14:57:53 EST Reboot Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171431 Today will really be a testament to how much I want to do this race ( if you are unaware of what I'm talking about, go back 4 blogs). We are having a BBQ at work. I'm allowing myself to be on the upper side of my caloric scale so that gives me some leeway, but it's still gonna be tough. All I can do is try right? <BR> <BR> Probably won't be blogging until Tuesday as I'm going camping and well really just don't wanna stop to blog. But I might surprise you all with one :). <BR> <BR> I'll ... Fri, 27 May 2016 13:45:45 EST Reboot Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170878 Nothing to huge to report today, so I'm just gonna share my stats and be bop back to my day :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ac864e3-415f-4ee9-9a77-20933224e078.png"> Thu, 26 May 2016 16:57:23 EST Reboot Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170092 Woke up with a headache this morning, could have easily let this be my excuse to stay in bed. But I got up, took some meds and put on my workout clothes. I gotta stop letting the little stuff stop me. Headache was gone before we even started the warm up. Made the right choice and I'm glad I pushed through it. At lunch yesterday I risked eating one serving of shortbread girl scout cookies. I knew what may happen, but I tested myself. I ate my one serving and immediately wanted to go get ... Wed, 25 May 2016 11:09:05 EST Reboot Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169420 Just checking in with me stats. Didn't get to Insanity like I wanted to last night so I found an Insanity Max 30 video on YouTube. That whooped my butt and it was only 30 minutes! Got up and went to my workout this morning, so reboot so far is going good. Here's my numbers from yesterday...... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48d71c46-de75-41a6-90f7-ae77a436b7e0.png"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/917ebd19-847e-4553-8b19-caf69102ae21.png"> <BR> <BR>... Tue, 24 May 2016 10:30:43 EST Back to daily check ins and a Disney Deal Breaker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168900 As much as I thought these weren't helping and I was just annoying everyone with my screenshots, it's very apparent by my ill fitting clothes that these little post were helping. So these are more for me than for your enjoyment, so sorry. Yesterday was less than stellar but I believe if you are going to start something, you start it now, not tomorrow or Monday. So here are yesterdays stats..... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae681677-1ea7-4f71-aa15-6807afa48c39.png">... Mon, 23 May 2016 15:44:57 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161605 I seriously had a ginormous blog written out and the site crapped out on me.... <BR> <BR> Let's try this again. <BR> <BR> Hi guys! I know, I'm surprised I'm writing a blog too. Blah, blah, blah, life's been busy..... <BR> I'm emotionally trying to deal with the fact that life is changing, schedules are getting busier and that I've taken for granted all the time I use to have to spend on myself ( aka workout without guilt). Things are evening out but I still need to learn to not be so har... Thu, 12 May 2016 16:03:17 EST Weekend Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118989 Weekend went really well after a horrid Friday. Most of you know my issues with my co-worker. Well the boss came in last week to give us our reviews and well to put it into perspective, mine took 10 minutes with a near perfect score and my co-workers took an hour and a half and there was screaming as soon as the door shut. It seemed to end on a high note but by Friday the co-worker was just intolerable. She ended up leaving early, she didn't tell anyone she was doing this, but when she d... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:27:55 EST Isagenix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115970 I'm just reaching out to my Sparkfriend and the Sparkiverse to see if any of you have had any experience with Isagenix? <BR> <BR> My Insanity instructor is, for lack of a better word, supplier/seller of Isagenix. Honestly I haven't given it much thought until recently. I've had some friends on FB that have had amazing results using this product and I need to change something. I need to try some things and see what works for me. I talked to my instructor last night and I want to say first... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:20:20 EST Sigh, I know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114254 I've been slacking, I've been busy and the thing that suffered the most is my Sparkfriends and myself. I need to blog more and it needs to be something I just make time for. I need to finish a challenge when I start it, not quite half way through. I just need to do better. <BR> <BR> My sister are both getting married in June and I would really like to be down to 170 by that time. Which I'm going to admit makes me really sad because in October I was at 170 and I wanted to be lower and now... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 11:11:53 EST Bonus Focus Round!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080578 So in effort to get 2016 under control before it barely starts, a team I'm on started the year with a challenge of focusing on something that gave you grief in 2015. We've extended the challenge another 2 weeks. Mine is and hopefully this is the last year it will be, is tracking food. I do really well if I know I am going to stay in range. As soon as I eat something I know I shouldn't I stop tracking and then I start binge eating because I'm no longer tracking and can't see the damage I'm... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:52:31 EST 14 day focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072722 So I did the 14 Day Focus challenge over in one of the teams I'm in. I did really well up until Friday. I got off track and the whole weekend was a lose. I forgot my goal was to just track. I forgot why I was doing it. I weighed in this morning and I'm honestly surprised the weigh in wasn't worse. I was only up .2 pounds. I'd like to say lesson learned but I seem to have to keep relearning this lesson. Back to tracking. It's nice when I stay in range but it's not my focus. I need to ... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:03:33 EST 14 Day Focus Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059938 So I'm part of an awesome team and we are starting a new challenge today. 14 Day Focus Challenge. Basically you take something that was really an issue in 2015 and for 14 days really focus and working it out. Mine is food tracking. When I track I lose weight and workout consistently, but.... I tend to forget or neglect logging everything, especially those items that I know are not good. I've measured and weighed myself this morning and set a small attainable goal on my Fitbit. I need to... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:27:08 EST Need more days like these http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040629 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31bd8988-9268-48ac-80c9-a4c034d2ccc0.png"> <BR> <BR> Working on it. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:58:43 EST Another rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031511 I know it seems like I only blog when I need to complain but honestly since my last vent blog I've been too stressed to even get my words out. It all sounds and taste bitter. I'm in a bad place mentally and I don't need to drag everyone down with me. <BR> <BR> It's been bad since my boss was here and we had the come to Jesus meetings. Everyone is walking on eggshells with my co-worker, we aren't sure what will piss her off. We can't talk while she's at the office because if don't verball... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:12:14 EST A Big Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021472 To all those the not only read my last blog but gave the kind comments you did. I know it was looooong and a lot of it was rambling but it felt good to get it off my chest. Haven't made much progress here on the work front. A short 48 hours after our discussions my coworker went back to not really talking to anyone and not engaging with me at all. As requested I went and spoke with both bosses about the regression and they just kind of shrugged their shoulders. I wish they would have just... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:31:21 EST Needing to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019361 Sorry for all those that will take the time to read this, but it's more for me to vent than anything. But advice is always welcome. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a craptastic day. Some of you know from previous blogs I have issues with my co-worker. She is an unhappy shrew and I swear it is her mission to make everyone else as unhappy as her. Just a bit of a backstory... <BR> <BR> I have been in my position working side by side ( literally there is like 5 feet between our desks) for 8 years ... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:39:20 EST My bad weekend only set me back.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014293 1.20 pounds! I wasn't expecting great results stepping on the scale this morning so only being up a little more than a pound makes me happy. I also realized that losing 10 pounds in 4 weeks was a little insane. I'm sitting at a 6 pound loss right now and I'd be happy to lose one more before Friday. I would like to lose 10 more pounds before the end of the year though, just putting that out there to stay accountable. Also because I feel it needs to be said, I'm not tracking food in Vegas.... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:48:09 EST Weekends are cruel and heartless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013844 Ok, that may or may not be a tad dramatic.... mostly may. But still, I do super good all week and then the weekend comes and it's like I haven't eaten in days and the couch/Netflix are calling my name. Had it not been for the fun run ( pics down further) I did on Saturday I'm pretty confident in stating I wouldn't have moved much. Go me. I have 4 days until Vegas and I'm a little disappointed in myself that I let myself slide. I thought this every time I reached for another goodie. I did... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:11:27 EST Last weeks stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009878 Just got my Fitbit report and I have to say I'm pretty happy <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a215873-cfdd-490a-b16e-2cce29eb1b0b.PNG"> <BR> <BR> Now I just have to keep it up. Slipped a bit this weekend as I bought ranch dip and veggies for a potluck and brought most of it home. I munched on those more than I care to admit. Could be worse I know, but I love the dip and that is where it gets unhealthy for me. <BR> <BR> Brought all my snack that I had hanging... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:16:19 EST Down 5.60 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008018 Yesterdays weight in had me at 5.60lbs down. That is so super exciting and motivating. Two weeks from today is our Vegas trip and 5 or more pounds would be great. My clothes are already starting to fit like the were a few months back and it just has me feeling great. <BR> <BR> I did realize last night that I might have to change some stuff up. I don't think I've mentioned it, but I've done something crazy. A few weeks ago myself and two of my friends went to go sign our girls up for Gir... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:13:41 EST " The Plan" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006845 So in the shower last night I came up with a brilliant plan. Well I think it's brilliant... we'll see. <BR> <BR> So since this whole end date, I'm going to Vegas in 4 week ( now 2) , seems to be really working and I can fathom tracking and minding my food for that time period. I though what's to stop me from doing that between holidays. So I get back from Vegas on the 18th, I'm obviously going to splurge a little there, but when I get back, I'll be nose to the grindstone until Halloween... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:56:35 EST When you can't deny that what you hate is working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006261 My scale went down again. It went from 190 to 189.6. I know that is not a lot but it's something. And I have to admit it all has to do with tracking/measuring my food. I despise it and I thrown a mini mental hissy fit every meal, but bottom line.... it works. I guess I just hoped that every time I do this that it's going to be the one time that I'm proved right. That me tracking every morsel is actually making things worse. 2 weeks until Vegas and I'm well on my way to losing at least ... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:42:12 EST Staying strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005541 Still going strong after getting my mojo back. Was back at the gym this morning for a little weight lifting that I missed greatly. <BR> <BR> If you all remember I had my bike ride for Special Olympics on Friday night and let me tell you... what a night. Word to the wise, ALWAYS check your equipment before doing anything. That being said, I haven't rode my bike at all this year. I did quite a bit last year but I just haven't found the time this year. But when my workout buddy wanted to... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:12:05 EST Why I'm glad I didn't weigh myself 2 days ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002678 For the longest time I weighed myself every Monday. Just seemed like the way to start off my week. Well this spring I decided Tuesday was better because the weekends is when I usually splurged a little and that one day in between seemed to make a difference. Then I just stopped weighing myself because I entered in to the deep pit of funkdom and I just didn't want to see the repercussions of my actions. Well I got back on track last week. And I'm not going to lie, my biggest motivation is... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:11:31 EST And here I'd almost had myself convinced http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002060 Here's how much I hate tracking food. Since mid last week I've been rolling around the idea of forgoing the whole tracking thing in favor of just stopping when I 'm full and not eating things I'm not suppose to. I had honestly convinced myself that this was my new plan and that tracking just wasn't for me..... I did this for 5 days. You wanna know what I learned in 5 days. I learned that if I could stop eating when I'm full and I resisted the stuff I knew I shouldn't have I wouldn't be ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:28:34 EST Half Marathon Results and Another Vegas Trip?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997886 Hey peeps. How's your Tuesday going so far? I've got big bosses coming in today so I figured I better write my blog before they get here and I have to behave. <BR> <BR> So first on the agenda, my half marathon. I didn't talk a whole lot about this, mainly because zero training was done. I mean none. I walked some but as for running I 've maybe done 3 miles all summer. It never occurred to me not to do it, but my friend and I's game plan changed day to day. At first, since it was our f... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:36:44 EST My one and only plea :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993405 My friends and I are doing a bike ride for Special Olympics in 2 weeks. Trying to raise some money for the cause. Anything is appreciated. I won't be a pest so this is the only time I'll ask. Thanks peeps!!! <BR> <link>www.firstgiving.com/team/304827 </link> Tue, 8 Sep 2015 12:27:47 EST Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989523 So my task today is to find a friend to do this journey with me. <BR> <BR> Find a Friend <BR> <BR> Any journey is easier when you have someone else to do it with you. Today, on top of journaling about your food cravings, enlist at least one friend or family member to join you in your quest to cut back on sugar. If you can't find anyone to do it with you, at least find someone you can turn to for support when times get tough. Cutting out sugar isn't easy, and every little bit of encouragem... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:41:47 EST Sweet tooth challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988794 So I've started the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. Today's task was to journal about your feelings on sweets. Well I won't journal, I just never keep up on it. So instead you lovely people get to see my blog about sweets:) <BR> <BR> First off, I think it stems mostly from my grandparents which in turn started with my grandpa's dad. See, he wouldn't even sit down for dinner until he knew what was for dessert. I never met the man, so I assume this is true. Well since my grandpa grew up... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:38:06 EST Reboot time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988077 I know, I know, how many times am I going to write this blog. As many times as it takes me to figure it, that's how many! This summer has gotten away from me. Every week there was a reason to not watch my calories, not get in my workout.... it's ridiculous. And I'm ashamed to say, most of it was BS. I just wanted an excuse, so I would find one. Well I'm done. I'm rebooting, starting today! <BR> <BR> Course I should mention I already skipped my workout this morning. Yeah, you read tha... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:11:21 EST Why I don't need a donut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984458 Ode to Donuts <BR> <BR> Though you are just feet away <BR> You will not have any say <BR> <BR> Breakfast I have already made <BR> A much better choice than you I'm afraid <BR> <BR> So you stay right there in that box <BR> Away from me, you shall not outfox! <BR> <BR> Just because there are donuts, does not mean I need one. And I think I officially wasted enough time coming up with that little diddy to get over my craving... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:46:16 EST Planning for vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973108 I leave for Nebraska tomorrow after work. We take this trip every year. And every year I make big plans on what I'll do to fit exercise in. Spoiler alert: Exercise never happens. I don't want that to happen this time, but I also don't want my vacation weighed down by forced exercise. I'm thinking a jog one day and maybe 2 days of Tabata. I think that is 3 good days of exercise that I normally wouldn't do on vacation. One day we are going to the zoo so I know I'll at least get my step... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:23:16 EST Ronda Rousey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972099 Now I know, you are probably sick of hearing this chicks name. She has dominated the news, social media and work place conversations since this weekend. But let's give credit where credit is due...... this girl kicks some serious arse. She is the definition of girl power and the don't understand this and say as much when this is said. She's good, she not only knows this but I think has proved herself at this point. She works her butt off to be good, why can't she say so? I'm not saying ... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:08:10 EST Weekend Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971527 Well as most of you saw on Pep this weekend.... I went fishing instead of getting my steps in. I decided that I will do my very very best during the week, but weekend ( especially during the summer) are for having fun, hanging out with family, and just enjoying life. Not that I don't enjoy exercise. I really do. But seeing my daughters face after catching her 5th, 6th... 7th fish, is just something I can't replace. I don't want to miss that stuff. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 16:30:27 EST 5 pounds loss???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969799 Now don't get me wrong, this is exciting... I was ecstatic this morning. But I know most of this loss was just from going back to basics. I stopped with the soda again which means I'm drinking my water. Ever notice that is like the key ingredient in this whole thing? At least it is for me. I should take note when I'm starting to drink less water and drinking more pop. That usually means I'm spiraling into bad habits. The other key component is just getting my 10,000 steps in daily agai... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:00 EST Still kickin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969219 Last night was hard. I was tired, the hubs was tired, and the 5 year old was tired. Which led to a house full of cranky people. But I made dinner, and ate enough to not be hungry but not enough that I felt bloated and I went and got my workout clothes on. As I was lacing up my shoes the Hubs asked what I was doing and I said I'm going to go get my steps in. He asked why I couldn't wait until the little one was in bed. He didn't say it snotty or anything but he routinely asks this like me... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:37 EST Wait, what! Three blogs this week?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968657 I know, right? But I found I am more accountable if a blog most days. So sorry to all my Sparkfriends who have to read my ramblings everyday :) <BR> <BR> Went to the fair last night. We were there until 11... on a work night!! I'm exhausted today but it was fun. I drank 64oz of water yesterday so as promised I treated myself to a fair lemonade. I may or may not have also had a caramel apple and a bacon wrapped hot dog..... mostly may. I got 15,000 steps in yesterday too. I feel like ... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:19:02 EST 10 Pounds Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967959 But if I'm being honest with myself and all of you..... I kinda knew the scale would look like that. My pants that were actually starting to fit perfectly, maybe even loose, were snug again. And shirts that I was finally feeling comfortable to wear in public were put back in the closet in favor of looser clothes. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to stress about it though. That won't make the scale change. I have to make it change! <BR> <BR> Got my 10,000 steps in yesterday. Watched an episode... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:28:31 EST My mojo's been missing and I'm gonna force it to come back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967394 I've been in a slump for a while now and I'm kinda over it. I think I just needed a break from 6 days of working out, most days logging everything I put in my mouth. Contracting shingles didn't exactly help either since that literally gave me the exact excuse I needed to not workout. And it's been nice sleeping in, ergo I'm having problems getting my butt up to work out since said shingles cleared up. I need to just do it. I have a half marathon in a month and a half and I've done zero ... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:43:15 EST 14 Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940253 This blog has been in the making all week. My computer system was on the fritz and I couldn't get a long enough connectivity to get one out. <BR> <BR> That being said, I really wanted to get my goals out there for the 14 week challenge MOM4HOCKEY set up. I weighed in on Tuesday and disappointingly I was at 183.9, which is 4 lbs up from the last time I weighed myself. I did measurements too, but the task of typing those out right now seems daunting lol. Now for my goals: <BR> <BR> 1. I ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 13:24:54 EST Holy migraine Batman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934661 Now I'm normally someone who stays pretty mum about my migraines. Not that I don't mention them but I really get annoyed by those people that post on Facebook or any other social site how they have the worst migraine blah blah blah . My first thought is, if you really had one, you wouldn't be able to look at your screen, let alone type out that sentence with no spelling errors. I know I shouldn't be so quick to judge. Migraines are so different and even though I can't look at a TV screen ... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:37:29 EST Worried about this weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931954 And every weekend after that. <BR> <BR> Memorial weekend usually starts off our summer camping. I love it, but with it comes hard to make food choices and not having anyone around to push me to work out. Don't get me wrong there are definitely weekends where I am in the zone and eating great and working out like crazy but those weekend are few and far between. Winter was so much easier. We were at home and I could track and watch shows on the iPad while on the treadmill. I was doing pre... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:15:54 EST Here's the thing about tracking.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931426 It unintentionally makes you feel better. But the thing is, you don't realize that until you take a break for awhile. I'm not talking a cheat meal or day, I'm saying full out stop tracking for a week or longer. <BR> <BR> I stupidly did this. Since my Vegas Spartan race I pretty much stopped tracking my food. I tried at first to track and it eventually just stopped as I got closer to my Montana Spartan races. And then after I completed those I took a whole week off of everything. Exerci... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:12:33 EST 25 daily pushups! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930746 That's my goal starting today. I use to do this and when I get pretty good at doing push ups I just stopped.....cuz that makes a whole lotta sense. Then the whole training for Spartan thing started and for whatever reason push ups were just not part of that, even though they seriously needed to be. Then yesterday at boot camp we did five sprints across a school playground with 10 pushups on both sides of the playground. Yeah you did the math right, that's 100 pushups. I struggled and for... Tue, 19 May 2015 10:54:37 EST Thoughts that went through my head during Saturdays Beast..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926932 I know you are all a little shocked right now as it took me forever to blog after my Vegas Spartan but here I am!!! I have a few pictures to share but I know there will be many more on the horizon. Let's get those out of the way first. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/071ada9d-e00f-4151-b3f2-49b82e02df09.jpg"> <BR> Here's our Saturday Beast group. Unfortunately not all of us finished. One of the guys dropped a log on his newly surgically repaired knee at mile 5 and ha... Tue, 12 May 2015 12:02:52 EST Thoughts that went through my head during Saturdays Beast..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926928 I know you are all a little shocked right now as it took me forever to blog after my Vegas Spartan but here I am!!! I have a few pictures to share but I know there will be many more on the horizon. Let's get those out of the way first. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/071ada9d-e00f-4151-b3f2-49b82e02df09.jpg"> <BR> Here's our Saturday Beast group. Unfortunately not all of us finished. One of the guys dropped a log on his newly surgically repaired knee at mile 5 and ha... Tue, 12 May 2015 12:01:27 EST Finally.... I blog!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923072 I've finally have a moment to sit down and type this out. It has been crazy since I've been back from Vegas and between training, work and the kiddos stuff I just haven't had time. So we'll just get right to the good stuff <BR> <BR> Vegas was awesome! I mean it always is but this is the first time I've gone with friends and not parental units of some kind. Here are some fun pics... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l938398520.jpg"> <BR> Just Bruce and Bond, no biggi... Tue, 5 May 2015 12:42:03 EST