QUEENJEANINE11's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=QUEENJEANINE11 QUEENJEANINE11'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/ Day #45 Huge goal met http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462311 I have been working on this goal for 14 years. I finally passed my drivers test. Huge deal for me. I have been working really hard all summer. I am so proud of myself. A big stress lifted ! Yay i am happy. <em>30</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:29:34 EST Day #43 Going to make it a great week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459884 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318351445.jpg"> <BR> This is so true! <BR> <BR> Last week was a disaster. It was so stressful. When i am stressed my son is a mess and sleep goes out the window. I have to be so careful. <BR> <BR> My eating was not great. I did still eat lots of really healthy foods so that was a win. I didnt gain anything either just been sitting here the same weight last two weeks. That is ok though! Because this is not a plan to lose weight in a ... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:24:25 EST Day #38 Failing and Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455125 LIfe has been so stressful I am losing my brain. I went and took my drivers test again today and FAILED again! The first time I did not shoulder check enough on right hand turns and everything else I did perfectly. I was so focused on shoulder checking on a right hand turn today I didn't completely stop on a stop sign and automatically failed. <BR> <BR> I have been trying so hard to make positive changes in my life but with everything else with my son and all of his appointments and helpi... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:32:44 EST Day #35 Juicing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452236 So the last week so not the best for eating or exercise. I still ate healthy food everyday but at night there was too many extra calories. But I am getting back on track. New week starts tomorrow. <BR> I bought a juicer today. Found one online in town for a good deal. Lucky for me the lady bought it and never used it. I drink a green smoothie almost everyday but I thought this would be a good way to juice veggies I don't like to eat and ate it to my smoothies. Also with my son having s... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:38:04 EST Day #33 Some needed motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450051 The last couple of weeks have been stressful. I didn't let that get the best of me. This week things have been back to normal at home and less stressful and I have had the worst eating week. A little extra snacking at night and last night I had 4 pieces of pizza and pop. Today is a new day. Time to get back on track. I just don't have much motivation this week. Have to find some..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297740374.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 15:06:06 EST Day #24 Pity Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439855 So today I booked my drivers test. I have had my learners for 11 years! Marrying a mechanic they keep the worst vehicles and never fix them so I never cared to drive. We finally bought a brand new car in the last year so I have been driving again. So anyways had my test today and I failed. F&*%!!!!!! He said I parallel park perfectly know every but failed on not making obvious enough shoulder checks on turning right in residential areas. I cried! With the guy in the car. Feel like an i... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:33:15 EST Day#22-Down 11 pounds:):):) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437207 So today makes it day #22. In the last three weeks I have gone down 11 pounds and today is the start of that time of month! I am one happy lady at my progress. <BR> <BR> I have gained weight back and a lot of more on top of that but I am not focusing on that. I am not thinking about how I have already lost this weight and how much I gained. This is a fresh start no looking back just forwards and it has really helped. <BR> <BR> The biggest thing that has helped as well is clean eating. ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:47:57 EST Day #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426633 I am proud off myself for getting to day #12. It is so hard starting out again after gaining all the weight back plus some. But i am not looking back and focusing on the now to becoming healthier. <BR> <BR> The last couple of years have been tough. We never knew what was wrong with our son. His speech was delayed and he would be so grumpy and have massive meltdowns many times everyday and just was a very different child. But he would have days where he would be happy and normal so ever... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:22:17 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412365 I will be honest this year my health and fitness has not been a priority. Life has been crazy one major thing after another. Got pregnant lost the baby, my grandma died, our house flooded,my Dad(who i have never had much contact with) confessed to murder and my son was diagnosed with a neurological disorder. So food was my way to cope. <BR> <BR> Now I feel like life is slowing down and having a grasp on everything that has happened. My son is progressing now and getting the help he needs ... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 12:14:37 EST Need some motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323882 I really need some motivation! The last couple of months life has been out of control stressful. To add to it now our downstairs flooded last week. A new flood. It has been leaking from the melting snow already weeks before. The towns sewer backed up into our basement so everything had to be pulled out carpet and even walls need to be ripped up and replaced. That means we all live up stairs. Its cramped our bed is in the living room. No more access to the elliptical and my toddler is so ... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:06:14 EST Finally feeling normal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315882 Tomorrow will be 6 weeks since I lost my pregnancy. Up till Friday I still had pregnancy hormones showing up and I was feeling out of whack. I was so over the place hungry,tired,emotional,unmotivated and not feeling like myself. I am feeling so much more like myself now. I can move forward. <BR> <BR> So I joined a challenge locally 3 weeks ago. Its still going for 10 more weeks. I have been eating better and doing some exercise but I have also been indulging for too often. I used excuse... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:55:55 EST Eating with a purpose not for a solution. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310184 I will be honest I have been struggling lately with eating healthy. I have been trying to get back on track for the last three weeks and have been struggling worse than I have ever before. I start off with the best intentions and by the end of the day I have given up on gone to comfort foods. <BR> <BR> In the last month there has been some really sad times. I have been using food for a solution to these problems. <BR> <BR> There is purpose to eating. It is not for emotional support. I... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:56:46 EST This is how i am feeling today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295217 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1127426095.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sarcastically of course! Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:58:35 EST Week 1 of 13 week challenge. Before stats and goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290939 I joined a 13 week challenge locally in my town. It started yesterday. Everyone got weighed and measured and did an ultrasound to check on body fat. They give you a detailed report and a plan. Heres mine. <BR> <BR> Weight: 233 pounds(my scale says 235 so i will be going by that number during my weight ins) <BR> BMI: Grade 2 Obese (:S does not sound pretty) <BR> Body fat %: 39.9 <BR> BMR(calories I need to eat minimum to keep my metabolism going):1741 <BR> <BR> Measurements were hard to ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:51:15 EST New Plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285341 Went trough all my blogs and got rid of most of them. I was doing sooo well for so long and gained it all back. So wanted to start fresh. It is all about moving forward not looking back. <BR> <BR> Some of you may have known that I was pregnant but ended up losing the baby last week. It happens, it was tough but I know I will get pregnant again! I am hopeful for next time! Anyways it was hard looking ahead with nothing to look forward to. I needed something. Someone in town started a chal... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:54:26 EST Come backs for your Excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4743245 YOU MUST NOT WANT IT BAD ENOUGH! <BR> You have too much to do. <BR> You can’t afford it. <BR> You don’t understand it. <BR> It won’t work for you. <BR> It hurts. <BR> It’s early. <BR> It’s late. <BR> It’s closed. <BR> It’s her fault. It’s his fault. <BR> You are unprepared. <BR> You are tired. <BR> You are too old. <BR> You are too weak. <BR> If only this, if only that. <BR> Another set back. <BR> I quit. <BR> <BR> FIGURE IT OUT!! <BR> You make time in a day and get done. <BR> You start earl... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:08:32 EST 2 year sparkaversary with pics and 104 pounds lost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4392693 noticed that my 2 years being on spark is just 2 days away. I was going to hide away from it and not write a blog about it but I decided to be honest and share with everyone my journey the last two years. <BR> <BR> Yes you heard me right I did lose104 pounds in the last two years. If you look on my weight ticker you will see my highest weight is at 210 pounds. There is no way I could be 106 pounds at 5"7 and its true i am not. I did however go up and down over the last two years and I lo... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:16:22 EST Yummy Strawberry Pesto http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4360836 Looked all over town for fresh basil but no one had it so had to use dry but it turned out so yummy it's my new fav thing so good. <BR> <BR> 10 Large Strawberries <BR> 1/4 cup walnuts <BR> 1/4 cup olive oil/or canola oil <BR> 1 cup basil fresh/ or one tablespoon dry(fresh is best if have it) <BR> 1 tablespoon lemon juice <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=1722431&ff=1 <BR> <BR> Link to it if you want to save it and try it s... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:05:19 EST Progress pics At half way point! Before and afters! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3819545 So i am almost half way to my weight lose goal yay me! I did not take any real body shots of my before pictures. I was having a hard time looking at myself in fully clothed pictures i sure as did not want to have reminders what was underneath. I wish i did because it would really show how far i have come. I know people say you should still love your pictures of yourself when you were at your heaviest but they are hard for me to look at because higher weights goes along with being in an unh... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 13:27:21 EST Lunch Blog with Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3814884 I love pasta and I love eating lots of it. So i am always coming up with new ways to make it healthier, yummier and how to get away with eating a heaping plate full of it. Heres my lunch from today. 75grams of whole grain spaghetti pasta 2 cups of carrots(I shredded them with a veggie peeler) the carrots today equaled 140 grams and 1/2 cup of Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. <BR> <BR> Here is its. The picture does not do justice to how full the plate was of food and it was super yummy. I added... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:59:41 EST