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/ 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 So I kinda forgot my birthday was this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908420 You know when you're little and some adult like figure tells you one day your birthday will just be another day and you scoff at them like they've lost their ever loving minds. Yeah well it happens my friends. <BR> <BR> My grandpa called me last night wondering what night I wanted dinner. I'm like, I don't know, what day do you want dinner? He said, well we're having seafood, you like seafood right? It's your birthday dinner. Ohhhhhh that dinner. <BR> <BR> Mentally I prepared for Saturda... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 16:46:17 EST Easter Weekend recap ( Lots of pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907734 So we had a blast in Oregon but as always I feel I need a vacation to recover from vacation. Hit my step goal everyday except when we drove home on Monday. 12 Hours in a car does not make for a good day. Here are my weekend vacation stats for those that didn't see them on Pep. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894057914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did a ton of walking. Either it be by shopping, geo-caching, or just plain old walking. Saturday we did the most. Between geo-cac... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 13:16:59 EST What an absolutely awful weekend, time to reboot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902292 My plan was to do another 30 days of tracking and staying in my range 6/7 days. That went straight to hell this past week. <BR> <BR> It started Friday night. Lorelei's last ice skating lesson was that night so my sister came, and my parents came to watch her. I was suppose to go on a run right after the lessons were over, I was even in my workout clothes already. Well than my parents wanted to go to dinner. They kinda guilt tripped me and I kinda let them. I canceled with my running b... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:08:40 EST What a week so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898810 It's only Tuesday and I'm ready for it to be Friday! <BR> <BR> Little one stayed home sick yesterday. This did not fit into my "plan". I could never be a stay at home mom, or work at home mom. I have neither the motivation nor desire to do anything but watch Netflix and snack on anything that doesn't require cooking. I did make it my to my month of tracking all the food. But I'll get to that later, more importantly as soon as that month was up, I was like yeah eat all the food!!!! So n... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:12:12 EST What a Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894099 This weekend just zoomed by. Seems like we had something planned for every minute. Good news I stayed on track. We'll get that out of the way first. Here are my weekend stats.... <BR> <BR> Friday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1183976492.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1771748753.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1163304109.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm tel... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:22:50 EST Checking in... I'm still crabby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892243 I can see why normally I throw in the towel by now, I'm so crabby I'm getting on my own nerves lol. I know it's just like anything else, I need to just make it through this and I'll even out but.... it's so hard ( said in a pouty whiny voice). I did crack last night though. My mom is watching little one today so she thought it wouldn't just be easier if she spent the night. So we took her over there and they invited us out to Chinese. I wolfed my plate down. I usually take a to go box h... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:28:34 EST Daily update and my weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890453 Well the scale didn't move. I'm not really feeling anything about it. I'm glad it didn't go up. Little sad it didn't go down, but mostly happy it didn't go up lol. Though it might go down a little since I worked my butt of last week. Got my weekly status update from FitBit and it's probably the best week I've had <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1913457674.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Although I'll be honest, I don't completely understand how the calorie deficient thing works... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:53:15 EST Weigh in debate and weekend update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889876 Hey all! <BR> <BR> Weekend went ok. My prime rib was super yummy on Saturday. Surprisingly I only went over 500 and some calories. Still a lot but I didn't get my steps in either. Which I'm kind of regretting now. If I had gotten those in I don't think my overage would have been that high. Oh well. Here's my Fri- Sun stats... <BR> <BR> Friday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1921893258.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:47:06 EST At the 2 week mark.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888265 And I'm getting cranky and really craving anything and everything. This is where I usually quit. I'll cave and just end up going through the kitchen like the damn Tasmanian Devil. But I washed my jeans last night and accidentally put them in the dryer ( don't worry I'm going somewhere with this). I realized my mistake too late. You see I just let my jeans air dry because if I put them in the dryer I can never fit in them right for what seems like weeks because they "shrink" in the dryer. ... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:57:57 EST Daily check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886937 Yesterday went pretty good. Doing really good on getting my steps in this week. I can thank Netflix for that. I've made this deal with myself. Instead of lounging on the couch watch episode after episode on Netflix, I watch it while I'm on the treadmill. Well I started Once Upon A Time yesterday and I'm hooked. So needless to say I'm staying on the treadmill longer than normal so I can watch just one more episode. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l14088660... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:59:51 EST Quick Daily Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886402 Quick update for yesterday. Was doing pretty good until the kiddo wanted to go to Pizza Hut to get her free Book It pizza. Ordered their Buffalo Chicken salad. Logged it and it only came in at 780 calories. I do not think that is right since there was a ton of dressing and cheese. So I didn't put too much stock in still being over 500 and some calories. Went a little farther in my mileage than usual. Some of the gals I workout with in the mornings are having a step off and it sure mot... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:02:13 EST Weekend update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885727 Hey all! Hope everyone's weekend was great. Mine was so-so. Went by too fast, as usual. As predicted I did not get my 10,000 steps on Friday. I was just wiped from the whole week and I thought to myself, self- you said you only needed to hit 6/7 days for your steps, take this as your day. And I did. I stay in my calorie range though! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l942083128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Saturday didn't do a whole lot. But we usually go out to eat Sat... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:18:24 EST Daily check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883858 Yesterday was probably one of my harder days. Still hit everything but it was a challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434586576.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My daughter had an open house/ dance at her school last night. It was space themes so the fundraiser dinner was "astronaut" food. I felt it lacked a little creativity but for $2.50 a plate what can you expect. They served tacos in a bag, tang, cuties, and mini rice crispies. I really though this would impact... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:05:20 EST What a wonderful morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883093 It's been a week since I challenged myself to staying in my calorie range and reaching my daily 10,000 steps. All but one day ( Saturday), I've achieved this, and I still got my steps in that one failed day. The best part you ask? My daughter this morning asked if I had lost weight. I said why? She told me because my clothes aren't as tight and I look better. I hugged her so hard. I don't know why a 5 year old telling me this is like the golden ticket, but it is! I did make sure to t... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:34:59 EST Quick daily checkin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882644 Been a little hectic today so just a quickie today. <BR> <BR> Here's my info from yesterday.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l701275331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I need to get this calorie thing down just a little better. I was just perfect after dinner but I was super craving a ice cream bar. So know I still had some steps and mileage to go I hoped on the treadmill to make sure I hit my numbers and added some extra calories. Well I got my calories, got my steps, got my ... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:51:37 EST Daily update and I cut my hair!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881744 So I skipped the gym yesterday morning and I felt pretty bad about it since I really had no reason other than I wanted to sleep in an extra hour. So I packed my gym clothes at lunch and went straight to the gym and joined the Insanity class after work. Perked my day right up. Funny how the gym does that. I should know better than to skip by now. <BR> <BR> After Insanity I kinda did something crazy. I chopped my hair off. It's been driving me nuts for awhile. It was just too long and... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:50:44 EST Weekend update ( with pics!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881178 This weekend pretty much turned out how I thought it would. Saturday was my only bad day. But I knew it would be. We had a bunch of friends over for dinner, drinks and games so I knew Saturday would be my one day over this week. So I have to stay in range until at least Saturday. I am proud of myself though. Even though I knew I'd be waaaay over, I still logged just so I could see it. It's not pretty but I'm still going to share. So here's my Friday, Saturday and Sunday food/activity ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:25:36 EST Day one of tracking and checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879371 This is more for my benefit that anything but here is yesterday's numbers..... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l258804824.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm using my FitBit tracker because honestly I like how it give me my info a little better. And it turns green when I've hit my mark... weird inspiration, I know. Along with tracking and staying in range with my food, I also want to try and hit 10,000 steps 5/7 days. Should be doable. <BR> <BR> So Day one <BR> Days stayed in r... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:56:30 EST I'm doing it this time, for real....well maybe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878732 I've wrote this blog about a half dozen times before. And every time I am wholly convinced that it is the last time, that this will be the time I take tracking food seriously. But alas it never is. I fall off the wagon a day, week, month later and then after I get sick of my clothes fitting tighter I'm back here telling you all that I'm really doing it this time! And if I'm honest at all, I workout to eat. I know that 's like the number one rule, is not to workout so you can eat, but I d... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:40:13 EST I tracked, counted and came out on top http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853520 So I stayed in my calorie range last night. Husband was a little befuddled as to why the ingredients to our spaghetti was all separated. I told him, I can't use excuses anymore. If I have to separate the sauce, from the noodles, from the hamburger to ensure I measure and track correctly so be it. Just stir it up on you plate mister! I will say seeing my small serving of spaghetti was a little disappointing, especially when I'd normally have two huge helping. But I wasn't hungry after I ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:54:13 EST I think my Fitbit has made me lazier.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852802 Not completely but some days I think it does. Other days I want to hit that 10,000 mark so bad I go out of my way to get a walk in or something. But honestly I don't if I like how it tracks stuff on SP. It counts everything I do as "fitness" related. So some days I'm not too worried about hitting my minutes doing something actually workout related when I know just doing my normal thing will get me few minutes. But I like seeing my mileage and sleep show up on SP so I'm reluctant to disc... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:27:59 EST I know I know it's been forever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833419 But never fear I have still been tracking my stuff just couldn't be as active. See my company " transitioned" to a different company. We sell the same stuff just under a different company now. Wasn't sure if this company would be as lax as the others about personal business on the computer so I've been kinda waiting it out to see. Seems as though they don't monitor that closely and so here I am! Real big thanks to MOMTOMONKEYS2 for calling me out on my lack of appearance :) <BR> <BR> Lo... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:41:19 EST 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