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/ 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 Internal food struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356308 I love food. This is no secret. In fact if I could just workout all day just so I could eat whatever I want, I would do it in a heartbeat. But I have a job, ya know so I can still live in a house and drive a car, go on nice trips all that nice stuff. I guess where I'm going with this is I've got the working out part down. It's almost second nature. Now I need to focus on food. And that is soooo hard for me and I know it's almost all mental. I told myself I wasn't going to start any di... Tue, 14 May 2013 12:44:24 EST Spartan Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355201 Well it's done. I finished! It was the most physically and mentally demanding thing I've ever done. And there were times that I hated myself for ever signing up in the first place and it would be my last obstacle course race ever! But I crossed the finish line. I was muddy, I was tired, I was bruised and banged and sore, but I crossed and here's my proof.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1988880518.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So when I signed up it was a 3 mile, 15-... Mon, 13 May 2013 13:08:13 EST Spartan is less than a week away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347383 In fast at this very moment it's 4 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes. And by the time you read that it will be even closer! Like 46 minutes!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Trained this Sunday for it. 4 miles and 250 burpees, with a little army crawl. bear crawl, crab walk and alligator roll thrown in just for funnsies! But I feel a little more prepared. That workout for some reason put it in perspective. If I can do 250 burpees I can do anything. I could skip half the obstacle and be golden. BUT I ... Mon, 6 May 2013 12:20:33 EST I know I've been MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339399 It just got super busy at work and I've been too wiped out to do much of anything when I get home. BUT my workouts have not suffered, in fact I feel as though I've bumped it up a notch this week. So even though my blogs have been lacking, I've still been out there sweatin it up. <BR> <BR> I'm freakin out a bit today though. The Spartan Race is less than 2 weeks away. AHHHHHHH! I'm nervous in a very excited way. This is real, it's happening and I can't back out. <BR> <BR> Went to Fair... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:51:52 EST Happy Monday Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323909 Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I sure did. <BR> <BR> Friday was my Birthday. My parents bought me Hungry Girl to the Max cook book, can't wait to start making some of the yummy meals in that. Grandparents gave money, which was promptly spent on reading material. And the Hubs in his valiant effort to support my fitness journey bought me a heart rate monitor. Not one I would have picked out, but he tried his darnedest and got one he thought would be easiest for me.... <BR> <BR> <im... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:21:38 EST Went on a bike ride last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319622 First one in years. I had the Hubs air up everything that needed to be aired and clean it up for me Saturday. I had planned to go on a ride that day. Than I had a mishap. The Hubs did a wonderful job making sure the bike was in working order with the exception of the seat. He didn't check that. I hope on the bike all gung ho and two pedals in the seat gives way and I couldn't get my feet down fast enough so bam, fell on my ass. The Hubs was laughing so hard that my 3 year old had to as... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:03:13 EST Last Sundays Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318454 So my AM FIIT instructor has decided it's time to train for the Spartan Race. Thankfully she is letting me tag along and join her on Sunday mornings as she drags out her tractor tire and sandbags. Here's how the workout went: <BR> <BR> Alot of flipping this dang thing over across and back in her backyard <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2061772803.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ours was smaller but it felt like it was this big after the 3rd time across her yard. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:17:53 EST I'm here, just busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316255 I feel like it's been ages since I've blogged and oh how I've missed it. I came back from vacation only to have my co-worker leave on vacation. So I feel like I'm still playing catch up from me being gone, plus doing some of her stuff. Stupid work. <BR> <BR> Oregon went well. Even got a jog in while there. But since I don't know the are that well that almost turned into a disaster. The hubs took the little one to the park and I thought I'll just jog around the area. Well this is a dinky... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:56:24 EST Last blog until after Easter... funny story involved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303192 So I just had to blog this because it is the funniest thing that has happened all week. I tricked the hubs to go on a walk with me and Lorelei. I told him it was just be a short one to get some fresh air. Well 2.34 miles is short for me, not so much for him. On the walk back to the house a guy and two kids passed us on their bikes. Really nice, said hi blah blah blah. And as they get far enough away the hubs starts freakin out. He said the guy had a cat in his backpack. Sure enough I ... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:13:59 EST T Minus 2 1/2 Days Until Mini Vaca!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300832 I leave for Oregon at 4 pm sharp on Thursday. I am at 895 fitness minutes. I have one more AM FIIT class before I leave which brings me to 945 minutes. I want to get to 1000 minutes before I leave, because even though I will pack all my workout clothes I know how busy things get and I'm just not sure I'll get them in. So, even though Wednesday has kinda turned into my rest day, this week it's gonna have to be my balls to the wall day. Probably try to get a jog in since I'm super behind i... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:15:21 EST Got a bike helmet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298402 Yep, there are three things holding me back from the Triathlon in August <BR> 1) Bike Helmet <BR> 2) full swim suit <BR> 3) balls <BR> <BR> Yep, I'm still a little scared. Maybe I can barrow the hubs balls for the race lol. But I can check the helmet off that list. On the upside the hubs looks at buying a bike for himself after i bought my helmet. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:15:06 EST Going to try a different angle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295221 So there's 2 things I've noticed: <BR> <BR> A) My blogs are waaaay too focused on the bad things I do rather than the good things. I'm going to try and change that. I always tell people on their own blogs to just brush off bad days and move forward. Well it's time I listen to myself. I'm still going to confess here, because really you guys are the only ones that care lol. But I'm done beating myself up and acting like the world will end if I have an Oreo <BR> <BR> 2) Speaking of Oreos.... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:03:33 EST