PRINCESSANG0131's SparkPeople Blog PRINCESSANG0131's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 2... ok, so trying to beat boys is tough. I'm stepping my butt off, hopefully literally, with my fitbit, threw out all the unhealthy in the home and stayed away from carbs. Day 2 is just a bit harder than day one with withdraw. Going through quitting smoking, quitting carbs and quitting a boy all at the same time isn't easy. But I'm still here and still breathing. Staying positive today. :-) Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:41:55 EST Day 1... Restart day one of the biggest loser challenge at work. Couldn't be more excited. Coffee - check Sugar free creamer - check Greek yogurt - check Positive attitude - check End of day update later :-) Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:13:57 EST 2015 - Great year already! Happy New Year! I'm so excited for this year. Last wasn't bad but it was a roller coaster. I've decided on a few things already for this year. First, I have made NO resolutions. I have only made goals. Second, this year, I will be a bit more selfish than I have in years before. <BR> <BR> I've learned that I am a very compassionate person who, sometimes, gives a bit too much of herself to others. While this isn't a bad thing, it does not leave room for the things that I need or want in my li... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 16:22:12 EST Starting fresh, again after a bit of pain... It's been a while since I've posted anything on here or even been on Spark which is sad because it's such a great site. Between this site, my fitbit and a friend that I have reconnected with I have been able to lose 60lbs from August of last year till today. I still have a bit to go and need to tone but getting back into this site makes me remember how much I love exercise. <BR> <BR> I got the fitbit and starting making a point to walk 10,000 steps a day and started eating in a primal/paleo... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:56:54 EST Weird things you do when no ones looking... I've been trying to get in my 10,000 steps a day since I got my fitbit (which I love) but I find myself doing the weirdest things. Well, maybe not weird to those who exercise but I go outside on breaks and walk at least 500 steps, not too weird right? Since I sit down at a desk most days I try to walk in place when I'm on the phone, this just looks weird and today... I find myself doing butt exercises in my chair while blasting music. That's really weird since I work with men. They all just t... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:49:07 EST Sparkpeople - it's like my old trusty shoes Strange title huh? Well, it's appropriate. I find myself becoming addicted to Sparkpeople for a while then when things get hectic it gets put away in the back of the closet (so to speak) then when I am in need I find my way back. <BR> <BR> This year has been an insane year, one of change, of challenge and one that means a lot. Not that all years shouldn't mean a lot but it's become a year of realization to me. <BR> <BR> I realize that I can't do this on my own. Well, I probably could but I ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:02:40 EST I'm a stress cheater... Ok, so I have a confession... I'm finding out, after 35 years, that I'm a stress cheater. Quite a few months ago I started on a Primal/Paleo journey. I was doing so fantastic. <BR> It all started with a kitchen purge, which didn't actually purge much. Turns out I've been eating pretty healthy on accident. <BR> Then the replenishment of all the healthy fats, veggies and protein went quite well. <BR> I'd lost weight, not by scale requirements but by the fact that my skinny jeans had become my... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 23:36:27 EST Who needs water... <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> I had to share this because I'm still shocked, left mouth open shocked. I went to the drive-thru at KFC the other day (for grilled chicken) and saw this huge bucket thing in the window. I later learned that wasn't a bucket at all... It was a CUP as in for drinks. 64 oz cup of pure disgusting sugar. Don't get me wrong, I used to be a 2-3 can a day Dr. Pepper drinker but I quit the caffeine addiction years ago now. After doing a little more research, still in shock, I ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:24:49 EST Started something new this week and I love it. I started something new this week and I love it! I was going through some clothes and realized that some of my clothes are too BIG... Wait... What? Did I just say that? I've gone through so many years of "that's too small now", that I had to check to make sure they were even my clothes. <BR> <BR> So... I started a "These are too BIG awesome clothing box" and once I've filled it up I'm going to donate. I will hopefully get to donate my entire closet before too long. That's one thing I have n... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:12:40 EST OMG I did it... Shocked myself. A few months ago I decided to bust out the old pedometer to see just how many step I take at work. I assumed that all my tracking back and forth from people's offices and outside and running around at lunch would gather at least half my "acceptable" steps for the day. But NO! I was getting around 2,000 - 3,000 during 8-11 hour day. I was shocked. Then I thought "There's no way I can get 10,000 steps a day." Then I said the horrible four letter word that no one should say... I said... "I CAN'T... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:53:51 EST Motivational Words... Looking for motivation brought me to some of these great quotes which I wish to share. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> “Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” <BR> Bo Bennett quotejavascript:void(0); <BR> <BR> “How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'.” <BR> Martin Luther quote <BR> <BR> “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” <BR> James Dean quote <BR> <BR> “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than my... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:24:02 EST My New Years Resolutions Now that we're a few days into the New Year I've decided to put my resolutions in writing so I can look back next year and be proud of myself for the accomplishments and re-evaluate what wasn't met. <BR> <BR> My resolutions: <BR> This year will be the last year that I resolve to lose weight because I'll have met my goal. <BR> I will workout at least 5 times a week. <BR> I will use exercise as a reward instead of using it as a punishment. <BR> I will eat to live and not live to eat. <BR> I... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 14:49:34 EST Thank you Spark for a great year! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Spark and all my Spark friends who have ignited the "spark" back in me for living healthy. Even though my overall goal wasn't met I have still changed my eating and exercising for the better. I foresee that 2010 will be my big year of great changes. With the tools that I have been given here and the encouragement from my Spark friends there's nothing I can't do. So to all, have a wonderful remaining 2009, a fantastic holiday and I'll see you all ... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:41:03 EST My slightly comical ideas for Spark. I've been wondering what could make Spark better and have come up with a few ideas. <BR> <BR> First, I read a lot of blogs and threads about people that lose motivation. I think Spark should offer a "skinny suit" it's the like "fat suits" that talk show hosts wear so they're in a bigger persons shoes for a day but skinny. Now this suit could only last for 24 hours or I would just keep it on all the time but it would at least give you an idea about what you're striving for. <BR> <BR> Secon... Fri, 9 Oct 2009 16:26:44 EST My favorite holiday. So I was sick last week and didn't get much exercise but I exercised my fingers on ebay and bought so much stuff for halloween. My brother is throwing a huge party in Austin that I'm very excited about. He's invited a ridiculous 300+ please (it's also his open house). We've even got relatives flying in from England which I haven't seen in so long. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I starting thinking what I could get totally crazy with (makeup and clothes). So I'm doing a typical vampire but with a twist. I... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 18:01:48 EST Finding a lost Friend... I've just gotten back in contact with a very good friend from about 15 years ago. We just grew apart back then but it's so nice to speak to her now. So I asked her if she wanted to get together one night and she said she was so embarrassed by her weight that she didn't want to see anyone. I can completely relate to that but it saddens me that she's probably missing out on parts of life because she doesn't want anyone to see her the way she looks right now. She's gone through so dramatic chang... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:56:15 EST Realizations... So, I think that I'm doing really well with the exercise, working out 5 days a week, spending an hour or so walking or on the Wii. Then, I started the EA Active Sport this week. I thought... "You know all the excused people use about starting diets and exercise 'I'll start on Monday', 'I'll start on the 1st." Well, June 1st was a Monday so NO EXCUSES. I figured I was getting in shape. I could see MUSCLES where there only used to be "padding". So I put the game in and set it up... did 20 minut... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 18:53:59 EST Is it Spring Break? It seems to be very quiet around Spark lately. I'm wondering if the New Years resolutions have been thrown out with the party supplies. I'm mostly using Spark while I'm at work... (Don't tell my boss) and it used to be that I'd get a bunch of emails a day about new message bored items or new mail. That has drastically gone down. <BR> <BR> I know it's so hard to keep up with weight loss all the time but even if I've had bad days I get on here to boost myself back up. <BR> <BR> I thank God ... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:22:38 EST Being Sore... Nature's kick in the butt. I've been pretty comfortable with doing specific exercises on my Wii. Running, step, boxing, stretching, yoga and hula. I thought I'd been doing very well since I was sweating and out of breath but then I switched. I switch to a new Cardio Boxing yesterday and did some warmups and practice stuff. Well as the day has progressed my body has been getting more and more sore, making me realize two things. One, that the Cardio boxing is a great workout but also getting sore energizes me in thinking... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:03:56 EST A Better Day I was feeling bad yesterday thinking about how much I've changed since this time last year, exercise and eating but for some reason it wasn't showing. So I decide to put on a pair of jeans that were purchased a while ago and fit snug... Well they don't fit snug anymore, actually comfortable. Shocked, it's given me a little boost for the rest of the week and to push a little more on my exercise. Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:01:57 EST