QUEENMELISSA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=QUEENMELISSA QUEENMELISSA'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/ Pregnancy Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=949117 Hi All! I thought I'd pop in here and post an update, since I haven't done so in ages :) <BR> <BR> I'm currently in my 8th month of pregnancy ... 33.5 weeks and counting! Despite my efforts to continue eating well and exercising (which I have, and I do!) I've gained right around twenty pounds. Apparently my body decided it was gonna do it's own thing, no matter what I do to try and stop it lol. A healthy baby is what's most important, and she is just that as far as we can tell. Yep, t... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:04:27 EST 12 Weeks and All's Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=720455 Hi, Everyone! Thank you, again, my friends, for coming by to check up on me and baby #2. It really means a lot to me! <BR> <BR> I am 12 weeks + a few days pregnant right now, and doing great as far as I can tell. I've had two ultrasounds and the baby looks good so far. Had a bit of a scare a couple weeks ago when we couldn't find the heartbeat on the doppler at the OB. That is fairly common, however we did not find it immediately on the ultrasound, either, and the baby was stone still. ... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 00:37:31 EST I'm Pregnant! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=645678 My first clues ... <BR> <BR> I missed my period, except for a tiny bit of spotting (most likely implantation bleeding) on the 29th. I had been nauseous every day off and on for a week. My boobs felt like they were about to fall off LOL and, the BIGGEST symptom of all -- I'd been so tired that I'd taken a nap almost every single day. I'd fallen asleep in lawn chairs, on the couch, dozed in the car, crashed on my bed ... I was exhausted! <BR> <BR> Covert Operation ... <BR> <BR> On Jul... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:13:08 EST Updating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=626562 Just popping in for an update. <BR> <BR> I'm still hanging on over here. Weight loss seems uber slow right now. I've only lost maybe three pounds in the past month. I'm losing inches, however. Although I'm not due for my offical measurements until the first Thursday of July, I know I've lost over an inch off my waist already this month (I cheated and measured a week ago lol). I got a "natural waist" measurment of 34 1/2! It was around 60 inches when I started. <BR> <BR> I'm upping ... Wed, 27 Jun 2007 16:54:15 EST 5/25 Checking In ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=576809 Just checking in. It's been over a month since I've blogged ... shame on me! <BR> <BR> I'm down to 214.9, been here for just over a week. My next goal is 209 -- can't wait to get into the 0's, because that'll mean I'm in the home stretch to 199. (Oooh, 199, how I long for you lol!) I haven't been under 200 pounds in ... welll ... NEVER in my adult life. I remember at the beginning of my freshman year in high school I was 190. I have no memory of weighing less than that, except my fifth... Sat, 26 May 2007 09:29:45 EST Fab BP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=515415 Hey, I forgot to mention this in my last blog entry ... but yesterday while I was at Prompt Med the nurse took my bp and it was ... drum roll, please ... 122/83!! How fabulous is that?? AND GUESS WHAT? That was with the "regular" sized cuff *insert huge, beaming grin here* <BR> <BR> Okay, okay, if you don't get that, let me explain: When I was 380+ the nurses always tried to take my blood pressure with the "regular" cuff. They'd strap it on, begin pumping away and -- POP!! ... Sun, 15 Apr 2007 16:43:09 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=514176 I forgot to weigh-in officially on Wednesday with my groups. I was 221.3, exactly the same as last week. We went away for the weekend and I ate more than I usually do. Not horribly, but just more calories. I did work out at the hotel gym, though and that was nice. First time I've ever used a treadmill in my LIFE. It was kinda weird. I felt like I was going to step off the belt and trip sometimes, and when I got off I was dizzy lol. Otherwise it was okay. I used the elliptical for abo... Sat, 14 Apr 2007 16:20:49 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=490164 My apologies to my dear spark friends. Things have been so absolutely crazy lately and I have had little time to do more than update my spark blog a couple times, weigh in if there's a significant drop, and read blog comments. I feel so bad because many of you have been along to congratulate me and encourage me, and offer your friendship and shoulders, but I haven't really had time to respond to them or provide that same encouragement lately. <BR> <BR> If you read my previous blogs you ... Thu, 29 Mar 2007 23:18:17 EST I'm no longer morbidly obese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=476293 As of two days ago, I am no longer morbidly obese :) I dropped below the 225 pound mark and, at my height, that put me into a brand new catagory -- obese. <BR> <BR> Now, for those of you who are on the smaller side, you may be thinking that I'm absolutely nuts to be happy about being obese ... but I was considered super super morbidly obese when I began, so it's a big milestone for me! I get to drop that horrible, aweful word from my vocabulary -- woo hoo! About fifty more pounds and I... Tue, 20 Mar 2007 23:15:09 EST Quick Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=470380 A quick update: <BR> <BR> My dad was in a pretty bad accident on Monday, and has been in a hospital. He broke several ribs, tore some muscles, collapsed a lung, and is banged up, scratched, and severly bruised. He is a contractor and he fell through a hole in the floor cut for a set of stairs. Fall was about 8 to 9 feet. Took the ambulance 45 minutes to get to him. He's in a lot of pain, but is doing a little better today. It's tough seeing him in so much pain and feeling so weak when ... Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:40:03 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=451940 Just checking in since I haven't blogged in the past couple weeks. <BR> <BR> I'm certain I've hit a plateau, since the scale hasn't made a significant dip in three weeks. I hate plateaus, as we all do, but I've been at this long enough to know that I'll get through it. At this point I'm really not freaking out about it, although it would definitely lift my spirits to see a one or two pound loss by weigh-in day. I'm working out hard, doing about an hour of cardio a day, and have increas... Sun, 4 Mar 2007 08:50:29 EST A Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=425931 I met my Valentine's Goal today :) Actually exceeded it a little bit. I'm happy to say I've now lost 151 pounds!! Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> I'm setting my next mini goal at 225. Why 225? Because when I started I was considered super super morbidly obese according to the charts. When I reach 225, I will "only" be obese lol. That's a switch, eh? Normally people aren't real happy to be considered obese! <BR> <BR> Things have been looking up so far this week, thank goodness (although I hate to... Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:43:03 EST Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=424089 Someone shared this with me this afternoon, and although it doesn't specifically mention weight loss, I think it can definitely be applied. I see many of us, myself included, become impatient when the scales don't move as quickly as we'd like, or our bodies don't cooperate in the exact way we think they should. (Recently I've even had the gall to be upset with myself over being ill lol.) This is a good read and makes one reflect on the subject of patience. <BR> **** <BR> <BR> Patience <BR... Mon, 12 Feb 2007 16:49:34 EST Helluva Week part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=423000 What a crappy week. Not just the situation with the water (which finally got back on Saturday afternoon, thank God) but a multitude of things. <BR> <BR> Just to name a few ... <BR> <BR> Hubby overdrew our bank account. He KNEW the balance was going to be low this week, and he HAD cash on him, yet he continued to use his debit card and never bothered to tell me. The bank temporarily canceled our debit cards due to the overdraft ("for security reasons"), but didn't notify us. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 12 Feb 2007 00:48:42 EST Helluva Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=420089 I haven't blogged in a few days. It's been a helluva week. <BR> <BR> Let me start by saying that my daughter's pool party went splendidly. All the kids had a wonderful time, and McKayla got about a ZILLION gifts. (I had specifically printed on the invitations that gifts weren't necessary, but lots of people brought them, anyway lol.) She hasn't even taken all of them out of the package yet! For my part, I did enjoy myself AND I didn't feel too terribly akward in front of everyone in m... Fri, 9 Feb 2007 16:56:26 EST Out of the Mouths of Babes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=410050 I don't have much time to blog tonight, but I had to get this down real quick... <BR> <BR> Some background: In the summer of 2005 I began providing daycare for three kids (then ages 1, 6, and 8). I kept them five days a week full time (except while the older two were in school, then they got on and off the bus at my house and I kept the little one all day). These kids spent a ton of time at my house from '05 to '06. When their mother quit working they obviously didn't need daycare and w... Sat, 3 Feb 2007 01:43:09 EST Simmering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=406039 I'm dealing with simmering feelings of anger and frustration towards my body today. As I mentioned, I've been sick since last Tuesday (1/23/07), and I'm having trouble getting my energy back. What I thought was a run of the mill cold was apparently some sort of virus (or whatever!) that's been going around. I keep running into people who say they've had the exact symptoms that I had/have and were down for about three weeks. <BR> <BR> THREE WEEKS? WTH?? I can't be sick for three freak... Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:32:11 EST Too much, too soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=404197 Ugh!!! I just had quite possibly the WORST workout I've had in the past year. Evidently I tried to do too much too soon. Yesterday I did a thirty minute bellydancing DVD, some light strength training, and some toning work. It wasn't strenuous, but it felt good to be back in the swing of things. So, this morning I thought, "What the heck, I'll step up the intensity!" <BR> <BR> BAD decision <BR> <BR> I did what was supposed to have been a 35 minute kickboxing routine called "Tae Fit."... Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:42:23 EST Good morning, Sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=397491 Couldn't sleep this morning. I woke up at 5:20 a.m., five minutes before hubby's alarm clock went off. I tried to find a comfortable spot in bed and couldn't. (Or maybe I couldn't sleep due to the fact that I can't breathe through my nose, my lips feel dry and chapped, my eyes were matted half way shut, I have a hacking cough, and a pounding headache. Hrmmm ... that could have something to do with it!) Anyway, I finally gave up and got out of bed at 6 a.m. (I don't usually get up until... Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:05:23 EST The "Fat Jeans" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=394504 Last weekend I got up at 6 a.m., got dressed, brushed my teeth, threw some wood on the fire and headed out the door to water aerobics. Just as I was leaving, though, the dogs got up and had to go out to pee. Grrrr! They had been sleeping soundly, but I guess they heard the door open. I couldn't leave them inside and risk an accident, so I let them out, waited for them to do their business, and put them back in. Great, so then I was running about five minutes late! <BR> <BR> When I pul... Wed, 24 Jan 2007 14:01:48 EST I'm socially acceptable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=379802 Saturday I went to a playoffs party to root for my beloved Colts (and they were victorious thankyouverymuch!!!). Big party, tons of food ... steak, shrimp, fresh crab, crab cakes, shallots, stuffed mushrooms, meat and cheese trays, you name it. (I made a fruit tray and low fat cupcakes baked with sugar free applesauce and egg whites instead of oil and whole eggs, in case you were wondering.) Food was no problem. I ate well, walked away from the table before I overindulged, and drank wat... Tue, 16 Jan 2007 01:01:47 EST Rainy Saturday, Nice Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=375359 It's just another rainy Saturday here in Indiana ;) I don't mind, though. I got up at 6 a.m., packed some fruit and water in my bag, and headed out the door to water aerobics. It was a wet, foggy, thirty minute drive and I got there two minutes late. Turns out it was no big deal, though. The lifeguard was fifteen minutes later then I lol. <BR> <BR> Had a good workout. Much more stenuous than last week. I upped my own intensity by simply working harder and faster than those around ... Sat, 13 Jan 2007 12:03:21 EST A little drop ... and the big plunge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=373642 FINALLY broke into the 230's this morning after waiting for what seems like an eternity. Geez I hate it when my weight loss stalls. Well, okay, to be fair I don't think it actually "stalled". It was more "life happening" than a weight loss plateau. I didn't lose anything the week of Christmas, just maintained due to two or three days of huge meals. The week after I lost a couple pounds, then got AF the next week and maintained again .... sigh ... BUT, this morning I am FINALLY down to 23... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 09:54:35 EST Quickie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=364656 Just a quick update. I didn't realize it'd been so long since I've blogged! Wow ... I'm slacking lol! Okay, I'm not "really" slacking. The holidays were busy for me, just like everyone else, but things are back to normal now. <BR> <BR> I'm down 140 pounds ... okay 139.8 -- but who's counting, right? I have AF this week ... YIPPEE. (Does anyone else smell sarcasm?) I doubt I'll show much of a loss, if any, on account of that. We'll see how things unfold. Right now my back is hurti... Sun, 7 Jan 2007 21:29:48 EST Down a little, Ran a lot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=344227 I'm down 1.5 pounds this morning, for a total of 137.6 in 11 months. I am soooo glad to see that scale moving again. I'll take a pound and a half a week over NOTHING any day. <BR> <BR> I ran this afternoon more than I ever have before. I only did a mile total, but I ran almost the entire way. I never stopped for more than twenty seconds at a time. My daughter was riding her bike and I ran along with her most of the time. If I truly needed to slack off a bit, I walked as fast as I cou... Wed, 20 Dec 2006 18:25:51 EST Mintaining, A Blast from the Past, and other Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=341624 I didn't lose any weight this week. Haven't lost anything since December 2nd, so I guess you can say I'm "maintaining" though it's not intentional. I'm feeling kind of bummed about it. I came off a huge month-long plateau, lost seven pounds in three weeks, and stopped again. Life goes on. I'll survive. I'm having difficulty holding onto my usual perkiness this morning, though. <BR> <BR> Last weekend I spent half day Saturday and most of the day on Sunday loading, unloading, and stacki... Sun, 17 Dec 2006 12:48:34 EST I'm a lumberjack and that's okay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=336978 All right ... LumberJILL <BR> <BR> Saturday Dec 9th & Sunday Dec 10th: <BR> <BR> I loaded, unloaded, and stacked wood 1/2 day on Saturday and ALL day on Sunday. Most of the logs were huge. Some of them were so big I couldn't get my arms all the way around them, but they were seasoned, so I could lift them. (They were still really heavy, but there's no way I could have lifted them if they were green.) Hubby and I loaded them onto a 12 foot trailer, then dropped them off with our "wood gu... Mon, 11 Dec 2006 10:34:45 EST Something Happened Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=329521 Something happened this morning. Something BIG happened! I stepped on the scale, expecting to see about the same thing as yesterday ... 247 pounds. Now, I'm okay with 247, don't get me wrong! It's a LONG way from 380 plus! Still, I have been dabbling with the dream of breaking my "all time lowest adult weight ever" goal of 245 pounds lately. I try not to get too far ahead of myself. I try not to dwell on dreams that are too long term. But, there's no denying it, I have been inching ev... Sat, 2 Dec 2006 09:47:48 EST Back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=328929 Back to exercising today, thank goodness. I did the biggest loser warm-up, boot camp, and cool down. I felt like I should do more, but then my muscles were all jittery and tingling after that much, so I'm probably right to take it a little easy today. Don't want to do too much too soon and set myself back. <BR> <BR> I'm down another 1.3 pounds today, for a total of 133! <BR> <BR> Oh, and, if I didn't mention this before .... I no longer have 100+ pounds to lose!!!!!!!!!!!! 133 down,... Fri, 1 Dec 2006 13:57:34 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=328025 Have had a stomach virus for the past three and a half days. I'm just now feeling like myself again, though I've still had a few tummy troubles today. I am hoping to be able to do some sort of exercise by tomorrow. I shampood all the carpets and the furniture this morning, so at least I got some form of movement in lol. <BR> <BR> Did faily well over Thanksgiving. Came in at 266 calories over my limit for the day, thanks to 1 1/2 pieces of cherry cream cheese pie. (Throughout the day, no... Thu, 30 Nov 2006 15:17:44 EST We interrupt this program .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=320002 We interrupt this program to bring you (plateau!) BREAKING news .... <BR> <BR> I'm down 2 pounds today! Was down .6 pounds yesterday!!! YESSSSS! Wooo HOOOOOOO - WOO HOOOO - WOOT WOOT - YIPPEEEEE!!! <BR> <BR> Thank you God!!! Thank you for giving me the patience and dedication to persevere through this awful plateau. Thank you for giving me the strength to revamp my workouts and increase my intensity. And, thank you, Billy Blanks, for kicking my butt with Tae Bo every morning at seve... Mon, 20 Nov 2006 15:56:40 EST Just another day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=317794 Feeling pretty good today. Still seem to be fairly stuck, but I don't know if it's just gonna take some time for this Tae Bo to show on the scale. I lost .9 pounds sometime late last week. That's the only loss I've shown since. I have, however, been going over on sodium by leaps and bounds the past couple of days. I found a recipe for chicken fried brown rice that is fabulous! Only thing is, it calls for soy sauce, and plenty of it. Actually, the recipe says to use low sodium soy sauce... Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:26:25 EST Whole ... nutha'... level http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=314896 Started Tae Bo Basic, Volume 1 yesterday. Oh.MY.God. I'm pretty sure Billy Blanks is trying to kill me. I am SO sore. EVERYWHERE. No kidding! It's wonderful, though! I seem to be responding very well to Billy Blanks. When he tells me to keep moving, pick up the pace, don't quit ... I listen! I think this is definintely what I need to take my workouts to a whole ... nutha' ... level! <BR> <BR> Maybe this will not only break my plateau, but shatter it all to hell. I hope so! I'm ho... Tue, 14 Nov 2006 16:00:28 EST P-P-P-Plateau!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=306682 Ugh! I am on a plateau that has lasted for two weeks as of today. I hate this! Every day I step on the scale and I'm within the same three pound range. I know, I KNOW ... everyone hits plateaus, it's a sign my body is adjusting ... blah blah blah ... but it SUCKS. I'm used to hitting a small plateau about once a month. They usually last between five and seven days. What's up with this one? <BR> <BR> I AM at a weight that I was at for a very long time, and when I lose the next few po... Mon, 6 Nov 2006 10:57:22 EST Awesome Workout Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=304827 I just had the BEST workout! I did three miles. I walked 4 mph and ran for SEVEN intervals!!! (I usually run three to four intervals.) I feel so good, and so pumped up :)))) My left knee is a little sore, though LOL ... but otherwise I feel like I'm on cloud nine. <BR> <BR> I was on my second mile of walking when I started thinking that I hadn't ran any yet, and that sometimes it seems impossible that I'll ever really run an entire mile, blah blah blah ... and then I just did it. I ju... Fri, 3 Nov 2006 15:15:48 EST Hangin' On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=303156 Weekly Weigh-in 11/1/06 <BR> <BR> Welllll, last week I was 254.7, this week I'm ..... 254.7 ... Sigh. No loss. Oh well, I knew I was on a platuea because I haven't lost a single ounce since last week. I've actually been weighing a few pounds more, so I'm happy to be back where I belong. I know I've lost somewhere, though, because I can get into a pair of my 18 jeans (and one pair of 22's that fit just like 18's) which I couldn't button last week :)) I'm not going to beat myself up abou... Wed, 1 Nov 2006 16:36:56 EST Rain, Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=292917 I ran in the rain today. It was so beautiful. So quiet. So peaceful. The leaves are changing and the rain seemed to enhanced their colors. It was a nice, crisp 47 degress. I started out walking in a light sprinkle, which increased to a steady drizzle as I warmed up and began doing running intervals. By the time I got back to the van it was starting to pour. I felt awesome ... What a high! <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Oct 2006 22:41:02 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=290844 Did you hear it? Did you hear the faint sound of angles singing off in the distance at 11:08 a.m. this morning??? Well, if you didn't, then let me tell you what they were singing about lol! <BR> <BR> I went downstairs to get some clothes for the day and I realized that it'd been a while since I'd dug into my "In your dreams" box of clothes and tried anything on. Let me explain my clothing system briefly: I have three racks of "fits just right" clothes. One is for summer tops, one is... Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:50:52 EST Up & at 'em! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=288468 I got up this morning at about 7:30. Actually, I'd been up a couple time between six and seven o'clock. Couldn't sleep. I lay there thinking about running. It was nice and cool outside -- a crisp 39 degrees, and I wanted to run! Hubby and child were sleeping. I pictured myself running outside alone, nobody to drag me down. <BR> <BR> I finally climbed out of bed quietly, put on my workout clothes, brushed my teeth, put my hair up, and laced up my shoes. I was in the process of sticki... Sat, 14 Oct 2006 12:53:27 EST I think I can, I think I can ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=281830 I'm chuggin' along and progressing nicely with my running :) I just keep pushing myself, telling myself I can do it. Kinda like the (not so) little engine that could lol ... I think I can, I think I can .. make it to that next tree ... make it to the next corner ... run all the way back to my van. <BR> <BR> This morning I ran a lot more than I have before (in my what? week long history of running? LOL). It seems that I can run a bit farther already, and it's slightly easier. I find it so ... Thu, 5 Oct 2006 16:14:22 EST Booty Jiggle Be Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=280848 Booty jiggle. My husband loves it. I hate it. <BR> <BR> When I was at my highest weight, I had more booty than JLo x 10. I never thought of it as anything other than huge ... but apparently my husband was diggin' it. <BR> <BR> He used to do this thing where he'd come up behind me and kinda slap me on the butt and then JIGGLE it. Ohhh I can't express to you how insanely self conscious and angry it made me at times! I'd be standing at the counter making a deep fried double butter gri... Wed, 4 Oct 2006 15:54:38 EST Take a Hike! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=279241 I didn't get my regular walking in today due to some timing issues. I simply didn't have time to get everything done that I HAD to do this morning as well as do my workout. It was one of those days where you have a hundred and one things do to and a hundred and one more issues pop up while you're trying to get them done. I spent three hours grocery shopping this afternoon, and was thinking that was the only real activity I was going to get for the day. Not so, however! <BR> <BR> My hus... Mon, 2 Oct 2006 23:28:24 EST I must be ill! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=278175 I must be ill. That's all there is to it. Something has GOT to be wrong with me. Why, you ask? Because today is my day off -- and I worked out anyway lol! Yep, I must be ill. <BR> <BR> My normal routine is to work out five days a week. I do cardio every weekday, and I shoot for weight training three days a week (every other weekday). Sometimes I squeeze squats, yoga, or something else in there, too, depending on my mood and the time frame I have for my workouts. But today is SUNDAY, ... Sun, 1 Oct 2006 19:35:39 EST I ran today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=276734 I ran today for the first time! Okay, I did "jog" just a few steps last week, but today was different! <BR> <BR> You see, every day for the past week or so, I've found myself walking along at my usual pace (about 3.5 mph) and now and then this feeling has come over me .. this thought has popped into my brain spontaneously -- "RUN!" a little voice has been screaming!! I've just want to RUN. To go faster and faster, flying down the path, wind whipping my hair, cooling my face, heart pump... Fri, 29 Sep 2006 15:10:08 EST About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=274545 (September 26th -- Current loss: 115.6 pounds) <BR> This is cross posted from my work-in-progress website called "Missy's Losing It!" (http://hometown.aol.com/hiscyberchick/los<BR>ingit.html) <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************** <BR> <BR> I've been overweight most of my life. As a matter of fact, I've been "obese" for at least two-thirds of it. I was a chubby baby (not cutesy chubby -- but chubby chubby) a slightly overweight preschooler... Tue, 26 Sep 2006 23:13:02 EST