PUNKROCKCOWGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PUNKROCKCOWGIRL PUNKROCKCOWGIRL'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/ Everyone, meet our new mare Paige! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461654 I have no willpower. Today an awesome deal fell into our lap that I couldn't pass up. An astoundingly beautiful chestnut overo mare by the name of Paige (by Impress Me Page) needed a good home. Sound, kid safe, hubby safe, been used as a trail horse and broodmare, bombproof and only 14 years old. Owner's daughter decided she wanted a barrel horse instead, so this mare was being used only rarely once the kid got her shiny new pony. We pretty much stole her for only $1500- the lady only sold he... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 05:23:01 EST What a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402091 Walked almost 6 miles with the pups today- they would have kept going too but it was getting too late. Good to know if I ever don't want to work out all I have to say is "walk'' and the dogs will harass me until I get up. <em>246</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:28:04 EST Finally feeling more energy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396985 Got up before work two days in a row and did cardio! That's a big deal for me because I LOVE sleep. If given the choice to sleep or work out, I almost always am tired when I try to get up early and go back to bed. Today I woke up before my alarm even! <BR> <BR> I'm starting to feel more energy, which is good because I have been feeling very fatigued the past year or so (since I have been dealing with my ulcerative colitis and anemia). I think regularly working out is helping. <BR> <BR> In... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:08:37 EST Day 19 update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394810 19 days in, down 5 pounds total! Woo Hoo! I am so excited. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Only 29 pounds to go to final goal. <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Got my hair done today, because I needed a pick me up. It turned out great. All over blonde with highlights and lowlights. I was brown with blonde before, so I just went all over this time. What do you guys think? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1083713585.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We're going to Las Vegas on vacation ... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:01:26 EST Found a new walking path today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392884 So last September I moved from out in the suburbs in a quiet part of town to the north end of the next town over. I've been nervous to go out and explore because I knew every street in my old stomping grounds because I grew up there- and the new town and people are still strange to me. I've been going up to the riverbed with the dogs because there's no people, but I can't walk there too late because there isn't any lighting and I don't feel safe walking just me and the dogs after dark. <BR> ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 03:52:46 EST I had a massive tummyache today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390470 <BR> But I walked 4 miles with the dogs anyway. I'm proud of myself. <BR> <BR> #GETITDONE Sun, 16 Jun 2013 01:06:37 EST 14 days in, 4 pounds down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388745 Got on the scale today and it read 155! Yay! <BR> <BR> I've averaged 2 lbs lost per per week. I'm pretty stoked. I've been working hard and it shows. <BR> <BR> Only 30 pounds to go. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:47:44 EST Life planning, stressful. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386630 Down to 156, got my workout grove finally. Decided to do 30-45 minutes of cardio at the gym per day (rotating elliptical, bike, treadmill) before work, and then 30 minutes on the exercise bike at home before I shower and go to bed after work. <BR> <BR> Gotta shape up and have a good reason now, I am officially going to be a bridesmaid at my BFF Lissa's wedding to a super-awesome guy in April! Woot! <BR> <BR> On the homefront, we have been doing a lot of planning in regards to the bigger thi... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:54:13 EST June 5, and the problem with dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378694 I'm trying to get in some workouts at home. However, I have discovered it is hard to do pushups when the dogs think once I am on the floor that means they should be on the floor too. Every situp I'm met with a cold nose in the face. Or, during situps, I wind up with a wiener dog on my lap. I think they think they are helping. <BR> <BR> In other news, I am looking for low impact exercises I can do while standing... <BR> <BR> Hmm I wonder why. Wed, 5 Jun 2013 06:06:49 EST 4 days in, 1 pound down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377468 Yep! I'm excited. Got on the scale this morning and I was 158! Alright! Nothing motivates me more to keep going than to see that number get a little smaller. Had a nice long (4.5 mile) hike out in the river today, the dogs played in the creek and I even dragged my honey along too. <BR> <BR> When I got home I was lying on the floor doing situps and my little dog came and laid down next to me on her back like she was going to do them too. Actually, I think she just wanted her belly rubbed, bu... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 01:47:26 EST Craft fair, success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376255 We did our first craft fair with the soap today, and I am pleased to announce we did very well! Almost everyone that stopped at our booth made a purchase, I am almost sold out of our lotion sticks, will have to make more! It was fun for all even though I was up so late preparing that I only got about an hour of sleep (note how tired I look! lol) This was our first show where we had to bring all of our own stuff (tables, chairs, canopy, etc) and we are doing pretty good getting everything out ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 04:07:54 EST Pics from our wonderful hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375264 Took the dogs on a 4 mile hike today, around the riverbed by my house (a quick half mile walk away to miles of open space to explore!) and it's sandy so I get a good workout. We had a blast. <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1603545113.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l912500793.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1957537800.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 04:51:15 EST Day 1 Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374331 I am about to call day 1 of my new goal timeline down for the record books (i'm a night shifter, so i'll be backwards from the rest of yall- 5 am the next say is my 'evening'). I didn't get to the gym today before work, but I did help my partner wrestle with a combative diabetic patient while he was trying to start an IV to give him some sugar, so i'll count that for some exercise. Ahhh ambulance work, always exciting. My twelve hours is almost up and soon I will be home to bed! <BR> <BR> I ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 07:47:51 EST Well, Crap. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373214 Ok, I admit it. I slacked. I slacked a lot. The past year I've been so busy dealing with my Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis, my job, moving twice, starting my own business on the side and something has got to give. I got the business going well (check out barnstarsoaps.com!), all is well on the relationship front and I just have not gone to the gym. In like a year. I thought I could maintain on diet alone and man was I wrong. <BR> <BR> I noticed my size 6's were getting a little tight so last ... Fri, 31 May 2013 03:09:38 EST