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/ Last week happenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775965 So I was on vacation last week. I really only took it off so I could make sure little ones first day of Kindergarten went off without a hitch. But boy was is nice to have a week off with nothing planned, or scheduled. Honestly, besides still getting up at 5:30 to meet the girls at 6 at the gym, I did nothing. I read a little, watched some Law and Order, read some more, napped, than watched a little more Law and Order until it was time to go pick up the kiddo. I feel refreshed, but I may ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:34:07 EST Pink Glove Boxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768192 So I've started a new fitness venture. Or let's say I added on something. Pink Glove Boxing. I am so in love with this. What better than getting to punch things out at the end of the day. It's also more than a class, they want it to be somewhat social as well. So they give you a topic to think about while you are punching things and then at the end of class you discuss it. At first I was a little leary of this. I just like to get my sweat on and leave. But the girls were great and it... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:06:00 EST What an exhausting weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767416 So our little girl turned 5 last Tuesday, we had her party Saturday. She, of course, wanted a FROZEN themed party. We normally have a pool party and that takes away any games or entertaining I have to do lol. This year it poured ALL. DAY. LONG. I'm not even exaggerating, it rained for like 36 hours straight. Needless to say, Friday night I had to Pinterest and Google party games for kids. I found a few quick and easy ones and I though if all else failed I would just out Frozen in and le... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:56:05 EST This time is for real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763073 I hope. <BR> <BR> I know I've said it before but my eating needs to get under control. You can not out run a bad diet. I've tried and it cannot be done. And even though I'm working out most days a week (4-6) my eating has gotten even worse this summer. My pants are no longer fitting all that well.... that is not ok. Coupled with the Hubs increasing number of complaints about his own physique, I've come up with a plan. It's a very complicated plan. Lots of hoops to jump through, fire... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:00:00 EST Totally not fitness related, but I need all the opinions I can get http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739310 So I've bee thinking of cutting my hair. 90% of my life I've had long hair. I get the urge to cut it once in a while, donate it to Locks of Love. But I've never really gone shorter than shoulder length. Well here is kinda what I'm looking at doing.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l656884677.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So here's the thing. I have THICK, THICK hair and it kinda naturally wavy. Not sure how this cut would pan out. In my head I see it looking afro like lol.... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:27:32 EST Rock the Clock Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738555 Squeezed in a fun run this weekend. Haven't done an actual race since the Spartan so I was due. My sister who lives in Chicago was in town too, so she did it with me. Her first race ever!. She's been running for a while but hasn't done a race, mostly because she didn't want to do it by herself. The race was not times, well not individually timed. They started us off at 8AM sharp and you had 60 minutes to get as much mileage as you could and still make it back before the hour was up. Yo... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:52:46 EST Nice realxing Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704555 Not a lot was accomplished this weekend, a few walks but that was it for exercise. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful weekend though. Since I don't have much to report fitness wise, I'll just share some pics lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1776887824.jpg"> <BR> Here are some pics of Lorelei playing in Holter lake <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1181755436.jpg"> <BR> Miss Sally's first trip to Holter, she did really well and l... Tue, 27 May 2014 17:27:20 EST Started my training for the half marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700227 My first day of scheduled training was yesterday. It was a easy pace 3 mile. In the description it said no pace is too slow for your easy runs. I think I took it a little too seriously. I ran my 3 miles in 37 minutes when just this weekend I did 3 miles in 31. But race pace is different than training pace, so I'm trying no to beat myself up. I don't run again until tomorrow. Another slow, easy 3. Think I might take the poochers for a walk tonight. My hips are a little tight from last... Wed, 21 May 2014 18:57:16 EST Buffalo Jump Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698430 So there was this Buffalo Jump Run on Sunday. I literally waited until the last minute to sign up. It was suppose to storm and rain all day. And even though I run in the rain on my own, I wasn't too happy about having to PAY to run in the rain. But Sunday I woke up and saw how beautiful it was and decided the hell with it, I'm running. So I got my stuff together to get out to the site and register before the races started. But I couldn't find my phone holder thingy for my arm and there ... Mon, 19 May 2014 12:16:21 EST More Spartan Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695815 They posted pics today!! Also found out that they are thinking of doing a Sprint and A Beast next year!! That would mean I would only have to travel for the Super!! Made my day. Enough of that though, here are the pics, I'm the one in pink :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l91973856.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l857928380.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1397138722.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-a... Thu, 15 May 2014 16:02:39 EST Second Spartan Race AROOOOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693407 Well I completed my second Spartan Race on Saturday. Had a BLAST! The official times aren't posted but I know I beat last years time by 30-40 minutes. I also only had to do one set of 30 penalty burpees. The damn rope climb still bested me. The race website will post pictures in about a week. But here are a few. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1784506768.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337218132.jpg"> <BR> Donny, the guy that raced with ... Mon, 12 May 2014 12:37:10 EST Activity tracker, puppy, and other news... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677848 Well I got my activity tracker from work on the 7th of April. And I have to admit I like the little bugger. I was excited about it anyways, so it didn't have to try very hard to win me over. I decided on the free Virgin Pulse. I like that it has a read out that I can look at, and it gives me little encourages messages. I do find myself walking out to the mailbox and warehouse now. I look to see how many steps I've gone and it I'm close to the next thousand I go out to get paperwork in t... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:34:14 EST More walking, less eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661918 I'm gonna be honest, this puppy has been good for me on a more fitness level than anything else. <BR> 1) I go for a daily walk with her. Usually only 2 miles because she's still so young and that wears her furry little butt out. But it's 2 miles I wasn't getting before. I feel like I'm cheating though tracking... should I? <BR> 2) My family has pretty much always ate in front of the TV. We were trying to break this habit before the joyous ball of fur joined our family. Now we can't eat... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:30:00 EST I have a new running partner!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653254 Ok well probably by next summer she will be old enough to go jogging with me. But for now, walks are doing her pretty good. I'd like you all to meet Sally..... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1585047961.jpg"> <BR> We were told by the previous owner that she is a BlueTick Hound. But after looking that dog up she does not fit that description at all. We are thinking more along the lines of a Redbone Coonhound. Either way, she is a hound dog. First night went prett... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:22:44 EST New family past time.....Geocaching!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651584 My fitness instructor suggested this amazing new adventure. For those out there who are blissfully unaware of this activity, as I was, I will let you in on a secret........ It is AMAZING. It's basically a big treasure hunt. You can either download the app on your phone, or go to the website and get GPS coordinates to type into a GPS unit. You then head to location. A lot of our seem to be in parks and such, so like this past Sunday me, my daughter and mom and dad met up at a park close b... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:52:43 EST I want to thank you all that helped with the weight situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630244 I got on YouTube last nigh and checked out Fit Sugar, Daily HIIT, Body Rock, and Fitness Blender. How did I go so long without these sites?!?!?! Hopefully my muscles will be sore in the next few days :) Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:43:25 EST So I have these weights you see..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629173 And I've had them since Christmas. I've maybe used them a handful of times. You have to understand that I have been begging, pleading, even longing for these since at least last summer. Now that I have them, I'm intimidated by them. I have no idea how to use them. The times I've used them I've felt like I was really pushing those muscles to the brink, only to not even be a little sore.... not at all. I mean being sore sucks, but at least it shows that you gave it your all and that your ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:02:19 EST So this whole waiting thing actually works http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620467 I was hungry 30 minutes ago. Starving actually...... well at least that is what my stomach was telling my mind. But my mind knew I had just eaten 30 minutes before that, ergo I could not be this hungry. <BR> <BR> I drank water......nothing <BR> <BR> Popped some gum.... nothing <BR> <BR> It's been 10 minutes I'm still hungry. <BR> <BR> I told myself 10 more minutes, than I reassess the situation. Co-worker walks in and we get to talking. My mind is no longer on my stomach. Suddenl... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:37:18 EST Been awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617049 It's been awhile since I blogged. It sounds stupid, but I didn't want to jinx myself. I've been doing really well and it seems like when I blog about that I take 2 HUGE steps backwards suddenly lol. I know it doesn't have to do with blogging and everything to do with my mind set but still. <BR> <BR> We had our body fat composition done today in bootcamp. I'm at 35%. Not great, but way better than what I thought it would be. And I know I'm chipping away at it. Even the instructor sai... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 15:21:28 EST RIP Hurley http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561232 Tough day yesterday. we had to put our doggy of 10 years down. No matter how prepared for it you are, it just hurts and feels like a part of your soul is now gone. I know it was the right thing to do, he was in pain and no longer able to use his back legs. Our little one actually rationalized it the best. We were both worried on how she would take the news but she simply said, " I will cry a few tears for Hurley but he is happier now that he can walk where he is".....she is 4. I had a h... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:24:07 EST Brrr it's freakin cold outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557578 -24 degrees! But I still got up and drove to bootcamp this morning. It was tough, my bed didn't want to let me go this morning, but I told it I need the space and time alone. This weather does suck, but I guess it come with the territory of living in Montana. <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving was good. Got my Burn the Bird race in. Didn't beat last years time but it was the same. Colder though. Last year it was 28 degrees that morning, this year it was 19. I know it's only 9 degrees but it make... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:59:29 EST Surviving the Holidays challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549879 HEFTYMOMMA1 and I have put our thinking caps on and tried really hard to come up with a challenge to carry us through the very difficult holiday season. HEFTMOMMA1 came up with a very fun and doable challenge for every one. First thing is first, we need to pick a 30 day challenge. Here is a website we found: <BR> 30dayfitnesschallenges.com/#_ <BR> <BR> We all want to be on the same page and since the end of the month is nearing the sooner we get responses the better. Let's just say the chal... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:30:43 EST beauty turned beast mode http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542115 So on my Spartan Chicked feed on Facebook today, the ladies there have been doing collages of themselves in beast mode and Beauty mode. It's been quite eye opening. They are some awesome pictures and you really realize that covered in mud we all look the same and all kick butt! I wanted to share mine and encourage other woman out there to share theirs as well. Let me know if you do, I would love to see them! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781885072.jpg"> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:27:29 EST I was a very bad girl yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541303 And the kicker is I knewit every single time I got up for more food, le sigh. <BR> <BR> I stayed home with the little one yesterday because she hasn't been feeling good and I figured one day away from daycare could do her some good. She'd get some decent naps in, be away from all those germs and I really wanted to stay home from work lol. All I did was eat. All. Day. Long. Oh you're hungry Lorelei, I'll make you something and make myself something as well. Oh you fell asleep, I'll sne... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:14:30 EST I gots new shoes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539419 I needed them badly, but I tried to tough it out as long as I could. But as we were walking around the mall Sunday I saw these beautiful shoes and they were on sale!! Plus I got another 20% for being a member (Famous Footwear) so I got a sweet deal on top of some super sweet shoes. I also got a new yoga mat to match! The money I could spend on books and workout crap is ridiculous. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1583641242.jpg"> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:16:25 EST Did some number crunching... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538227 And I can't believe that I've fallen so far behind. In order to get my mileage goal by the end of the year, I need to do 3.78 miles a day. Doable, yes. Do I want to, no. But I made a commitment to myself and I need to really try and get this done. My fitness goal was 12427, to achieve this I need to do 58 minutes a day. Again it's doable, just not what I had planned. <BR> <BR> So, what I'm going to "try" and do it do my AM FIIT class Mon-Thurs. That's 50min every day and then in the e... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:53:06 EST Well I did it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535811 Wednesday I signed up for my second Spartan Race. It was nearly as nerve racking signing up for this one. I joined an awesome team and one of the Hubs and I's closest friend is joining me! This friend even has the Hubs thinking about joining us!!! I would love for him to do it with us but as bad as this sounds part of me hopes he just watches from the sideline. I want to beat my time from last year and I know if he joins us I will wait for him and he's just not in good shape lol. BUT if ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 12:51:21 EST Wore my MEDIUM size Minnie dress today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533822 I feel quite lovely lol. It does fit really well though. Glad I tried it on before we left because I would have came home with a large. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l404006993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Closeup of the bow <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l423405648.jpg"> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:56:44 EST I'm back!!! Disney World Pics inside :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532188 Well the trip was fan-freakin-tastic. Even the Hubs had a blast and he wasn't even really looking forward to it. He even is telling people what we will do different next time! YAY! I don't want to bore you with all the boring details so I will just share with you a few photos.....or maybe a billion photos. Here we go............... <BR> <BR> Here is Lorelei just as we got there. She was "starving" and just had to have this cupcake. I may or may not have helped her eat it.....mostly ma... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:57:22 EST Can't a girl just have a bad day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519424 I'm a little irked with the hubs right now. Ok a little more than irked, maybe more like I feel like taking my pillow and placing it over his head tonight........ ok, maybe not that much but he's pushing his luck. Here's a little back story.... <BR> <BR> So for the last 2 month the hubs has continued to go up to Holter Lake with his dad and camp on weekends. Me and the little stay at home, it's just too cold and really there's not much to do other than sit outside and enjoy nature. And f... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:09:08 EST What a great read http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515990 If you have a few moments take it to read this article. What a brave and inspirational woman. I swear if someone said I neglected my children because I work out for an hour a day I would probably round house kick them in the throat. Anyhow, here's the link...... <BR> <link>www.cnn.com/2013/10/17/opinion/navar<BR>rette-maria-kang/index.html?hpt=hp_c3 </link> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:05:59 EST Things have gone terribly awry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493676 I just fell off the wagon is the only way to put it. In the last 2 months I've done maybe 500 minutes of fitness. We won't even touch on food, well really the problem is I've touched too much food. I've gained about 5 pounds when I wanted to lose 5. But it is what it is. Can't go back now.Disney World is coming up soon.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1449453728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And thank goodness for me, so is bootcamp. Bootcamp starts next Tuesday and... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:26:35 EST Guess what day it is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454916 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l880584763.jpg"> <BR> Haha, sorry I had to. I don't think the makers of this commercial know what they started. <BR> <BR> Anyways back to important stuff. Been doing so so this week on the food front. It's our "Sharing Happiness" week at work. So everyday this week there has been some sort of food fest going on. Yesterday was the pot luck. I usually graze all day, but I made one trip at lunch and that was it. And I really limited myse... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:31:30 EST Different Plan Different Perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450181 So I decided to go about this eating thing a different way. Since I pretty comfortable in the exercise are I decided that for now I need to take a step back and not let that be my main focus. Now I'm not saying I've thrown all my goals away or that it's not important, but I couldn't focus on food and working out at the same time. I was getting frustrated and that would and that led to eating away my frustrations. So this week I pulled back a little. Didn't work out as intensely, watch wh... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 18:08:42 EST T Minus 82 Days Until Disney World and I'm up 4.6 pounds :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445329 That's not true though. See I got a new scale yesterday. Ours was the type that you step on (duh) and the little pointer sprung wildly to life and ended on disappointment every time. No fancy decimal or anything, just your average cheap scale. And i kinda new it was always off. I had to keep adjusting the needle anytime anyone used it. Well I was at Ross yesterday and I saw a digital one for $15! I bought it. Went home set it all up and decided I'd wait until the morning to step on th... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 13:32:30 EST This food thing seriously needs to happen.....NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424220 I have written this blog before. I have promised to stick with it, and had the go getter attitude that I always do when I want to really lose weight. And then somewhere along the line I just stop. I start eating crap again. I start eating to the point of discomfort. Granted I've made some good swaps in the last few months,but eating too much is eating to much no matter how you slice it......or grill it, or bake, sauté........ I don't know what to do. Part of my brain is like, you must... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:55:35 EST 14 miles last week! Holy buckets ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422090 And that's not counting Sundays 7 miles. Which FYI, kicked my butt. <BR> <BR> Thursday a friend of the hubs and I decided he need to get up off his butt and join me in the morning for my run. Thank goodness is all I have to say. The only reason I got up that morning was because I knew he was waiting outside for me. My scheduled called for 4 miles. He did 3 with me and I finished the last mile alone. He plans on joining me for most of my Tuesday and Thursday morning runs. Saturday mo... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:24:57 EST Great Holiday Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414329 Overall things were pretty dang good. <BR> <BR> On the food front, I did so so. Dinners were my biggest enemy. Got 2 workouts in while up camping and one in last night after we got back. Wednesday I did 15 4's. So that ends up being 120 pushups, 120 tuck ins, 120 squats and 120 lunges (each leg). Friday night I did the 4 mile run I was scheduled for Thursday. Not a bad time, about average. I had some killer hills because I chose to go the opposite way than I usually go, so more walki... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:20:49 EST Rainbows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412345 Here's what I got to look at on my jog last <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1959372808.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Only felt a few sprinkles , which I was a little disappointed with lol, but the view was spectacular Sat, 6 Jul 2013 11:51:53 EST Holiday weekend plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409630 I need to do less of this........... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l528148939.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A little more of this........ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l546072778.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But remember that sometimes this happens and it's ok..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l909371577.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I also need to remember why I'm doing this...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 12:33:19 EST I've been in a rut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407287 And it's sucked. <BR> <BR> For 2 weeks I just didn't want to do anything. And so I didn't. <BR> <BR> Than last night the hubs out of the blue asked if I was going for a run. In retrospect I think he was just giving me my space and letting me work through whatever was going on, and when he'd had enough he thought he'd throw out that suggestion like it was no big deal. I felt lazy, so I told him I was going for a walk. I needed 55 minutes to get my 1000 fitness minutes this month. If it... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:54:41 EST The tale of a good run and a bad run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391978 So when I thought it might be a possibility of running the 10 miler in Disneyworld (it sold out before we could book our trip) I signed up for a half marathon training program on RunKepper. I figured if I could do a half marathon, 10 miles wouldn't be too terribly awful. It's a pretty good program. I run 4 days out of the week. Two of those days are while we are up at the lake camping. So far I've managed to stay on schedule. So Saturday at 5 I decided that since dinner hadn't been star... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:14:28 EST Not my usual blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386143 But I'm on my knees to beg you all for money <BR> <BR> See One of my bosses thought it would just be a gas to volunteer my services to sit in the pockey (aka a nice cafe downtown) and raise money for MS. I have to raise quite a bit of money ($1600.00) and so I'm reaching out to anyone I know lol. If you can spare $1 great! But I want to be clear that just because you can't/won't donate I will not defriend, hate, or set fire to any of your belongings. If you can help me out just go to thi... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:35:11 EST Survey Says! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381446 So I have some questions and then just some general muttering from my brain. Been menaing to blog all week so stuff has just been piling up up there and well is dying to get out lol. <BR> <BR> First question. Do you try to stay at the bottom of your calorie range or top, or just try to stay in it period. I've been trying to stay near the bottom of it but it seems like I have a harder time hitting all the nutritinal goals those days. When I am higher up in my range I tend to feel more lik... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:17:38 EST I'm baaaaaaack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376939 Hello all! Back from vacation and all I can say is thank freakin god! <BR> <BR> My eating- terrible <BR> exercise- non-existent <BR> my mood- mad at myself <BR> <BR> Food I knew was going to be a problem, but I seriously let it get out of hand. I stepped on the scale the morning after we got home and it went up 5 pounds!!! 5 hard earned, no dessert, no cheating pounds! I was pissed, but really who can I be mad at other than myself. On top of bad eating I didn't exercise at all. I had ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 15:26:05 EST Blog before vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365890 I leave for Nebraska tonight and I am going to try reeeeeealy hard to stay in my calorie range. This week has been tough to say the least. And it's not the food, it's my brain. But I think I remember something about giving yourself like 30 days to get use to an idea. So that's what I'm doing, just waiting it out. <BR> <BR> I've learned a valuable lesson today though. This morning I stopped by a coffee shop that is on my way to work. I got a 16oz Caramel Latte and Umpaq oatmeal. Got ... Thu, 23 May 2013 16:52:01 EST Quick Food Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363761 So the Crunchy Chicken Tacos were pretty dang good. My husband thought they were so so, but he just said he'd leave the BBQ sauce off next time. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1040902323.jpg"> <BR> This morning I made Apple Caramel Oatmeal. Again, pretty dang good. I did skip on the caramel though. The stuff I had in the pantry just didn't look edible anymore lol. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691267779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have to sa... Tue, 21 May 2013 17:53:18 EST Happy Monday All!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362170 So far so good on the food front. Saturday I did not log my food though. I need one day to not stress about it and I figured Saturday was as good of day as any. But even though I didn't log it, I still was very conscious about what I ate. I feel pretty good that I probably only went over a little if any. <BR> <BR> I made another Hungry Girl recipe last night. Hungry-licious Chicken Marsala. It's 240 calories per serving (one chicken breast/one serving) and I put it over some white ri... Mon, 20 May 2013 11:20:58 EST Made my first Hungry Girl recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359272 Now don't get too excited, it was just the egg in a mug. I didn't take a picture, as seems to be the protocol because well, it just didn't look all that appetizing lol. Anywho, I made it with 3/4 cup eggwhites from a carton! Eggs in a carton, who knew? And one wedge of Laughing Cow light swiss cheese. And I'm gonna be honest, I got my fruit bowl out because after it was all done "baking" it just didn't look like enough food. To my surprise not only did I not need my fruit, but I couldn'... Fri, 17 May 2013 12:06:08 EST Spartan action pics!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357297 Here's the moment you've all waited for lol, so I'll just skip right to it. Spartan posted the pics they took and made me all giddy this morning..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l941353144.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627222599.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2005542918.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1891461259.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Wed, 15 May 2013 10:42:33 EST