RABBITART's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RABBITART RABBITART'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/ Self Talk & Healthy Lifestyle vs Dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830966 I had to take a great big step away from the computer and many other things in my life just to reduce the stress and refocus my life and in the process I have discovered so my many things. <BR> <BR> The minute we say we are on a "diet" we instantly start thinking "good and "bad" foods. We even feel shame and quilt if we eat the "bad" or forbidden food" . I decided for myself I was going to take the pressure off myself and stop that type of talk and thinking. The word diet has always been a ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:34:51 EST When In Doubt Wear Red Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787453 My life has been a non-stop whirl wind since June when our youngest son gradated high school. Over these past few months, I have gained a whole new insight about myself and my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> As with most of us, when we have special event happening in our lives we hope to loose that magic number of pounds before the event. Before my son graduated, I was busy with my university courses, trying to get things organized for son for college, planning our holidays and my parents 50... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:35:43 EST Things Are Going In The Right Direction Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717202 Since coming back from holidays, I have been under a great deal of stress and I have struggled with being injured again. My weight went up a couple of pounds which added to the stress. The stress was so bad, it was starting to effect my vision, I talked to my doctor and clearly it was just stress when I started to letting things and getting rid of toxic people in my life. The extra weight has just fallen off with out massive amounts of exercise because my leg is still not quite there yet and ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:42:20 EST I Had A Wonderful Vacation! But.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693694 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1950509448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful time on my vacation! I got to spend time with two of my favourite men in my life my hubby and my son. A big plus no snow, I did a ton of walking everyday, I gave a my Spark tracker a work out too. I also got to hand feed a giraffe, that was so much fun! <BR> <BR> The only sad, thing about my vacation is I fell down a hill on the the beach and re-injured my left calf again! I came home and imme... Mon, 12 May 2014 20:49:31 EST My Scale is Lying to Me Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674423 I can't stress this enough you can't just depend on the scale to measure your weight loss. I have been using my Spark Tracker faithfully and adding an extra work out as well - P90X and now my new one I am trying Turbo Fire - oh man, that is a workout . <BR> <BR> I jump on the scale this morning and it shows my weight is up but when I take the tape measure it shows something complete different - I am loosing more inches. I have lost another half inch off my hips which have always been my tr... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:06:59 EST New Workout, University Courses and Other Fun Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673873 I find the Spring time to be a very busy time of year in our household, my daughter dances and most weekends are filled with dance competitions and this year was no exception. I was feeling stressed out keeping up with her schedule and trying to fit in my workouts and I had just started new University course. The course needed to be finished before 6th of May and I was feeling the pressure. I am happy to say, I just completed the course yesterday with 95%. <BR> <BR> Tonight my two younger... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:09:12 EST Loving My Body - Even Though It's Not Perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658963 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378204882.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First of all let me say, I suck at taking selfies! lol But what I do want to say is for years my weight has gone up and down due to medication and at one point in my life I was well over 200 pounds. I would wear less than flattering clothes, I would not be caught dead in a pair of shorts, sleeveless top, short skirt etc. I thought because I was over weight it was best to wear baggy clothes and try to hide myself. ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:56:28 EST Don't Always Believe The Numbers On The Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650989 About a month ago, I went out and bought one of those very fancy bathroom scales one that does weight, body fat % and muscle. I weighed myself and wrote down all my measurements, (sorry not ready to share yet). Two weeks ago, used a tape measure and took all measurements as well, so now I had the whole picture. <BR> <BR> Since purchasing the scale, I have been work very hard doing Ten Minute Trainer using my Spark Tracker which by the way I am addicted to it. I am proud to say I have been ex... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:49:32 EST I Think I Am Addicted.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647416 To my Spark tracker but that is good thing. Right? lol <BR> <BR> I spent most of the day sitting at the kitchen table surrounded by my main computer, my lap top, tablet, cell phone and house phone I was attempting to get my new university course to down load on to my tablet and it took me most of day. The whole time, I was still there I was stressing out over the fact I needed to meet my goals for my Spark Tracker. <BR> <BR> Before I knew It was time to take my daughter to dance class, so ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:45:13 EST Thankful For Sore Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646621 As I was sitting here getting my sparks points and reading blogs etc my legs were feeling sore from last night work out and all the walking I did to meet my Spark tracker goal. I felt so grateful for my sore legs considering I have been either sick or injured for last few months and was unable to work out. <BR> <BR> I am getting addicted to working out and I love my Spark Tracker! I wished I would have ordered one sooner, it makes me constantly think I need to keep moving in order to reach ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:48:57 EST Received A Great Compliment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637007 The other day I was doing some grocery shopping for my family and when it came time to check out with my purchases the clerk said to me "Wow, your family eats so healthy". <BR> <BR> I didn't think I would ever hear those words! I said we are not perfect but we are definitely trying to eat better. We no longer buy the processed stuff, nothing with gluten in it, no gluten junk food either, we stopped eating beef and pork as well. I walked away feeling like a million dollars! <BR> <BR> I f... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 15:42:45 EST Life Has A Reset Button http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632776 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1435936032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am so thankful life has a reset button! These past couple of weeks, I ended up getting sick again and was on antibiotics and stuck in bed unable to work out. So rather than feel sorry for myself I took upon myself to review my eating and exercise plan. I read up on very motivational people who started their weight loss journeys in their 50's and older, so I did not feel that far behind. <BR> <BR> I even made ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:37:46 EST Feeling Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567684 Monday started out as a very crazy and horrible day and it just continued on in Tuesday. By Tuesday morning 10am I was ready for a do over of the week. I am very happy to say things have sorted themselves out and I am feeling very blessed and grateful. I am truly gratefully for my family and I am looking forward to seeing my parents on the weekend. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:39:40 EST First Work Out In Months!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562981 I am feeling very happy right now after months of illness and injury. I was able to do a 40 minute work!!! I am very happy to say my my ribs did not come out of place, I did not pass out, i did get a little dizzy but I won't be doing the exercise that made me dizzy in the first place and my left leg did not give me grief either. <BR> <BR> It was not my usual P90X but it was a start. I feel better and I noticed this morning after using the Wii board I lost 1 pound. Things are looking up. I k... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:53:44 EST No More Sports Tape Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561734 I am happy to say, I have removed the sports tape from my back five days ago and my ribs did not come out of place. I have not had the need either to put the tape back on. Tomorrow, I am thinking I might try some gentle exercise and see if everything stays in place. <BR> <BR> I have not worked out in ages and I have been missing it so much. Wish me luck. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:20:12 EST Missing Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552924 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l533784779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I read this quote the other day, I love it it is so true. I am missing not being able to exercise to full extend because of different injuries and illness these past few months and some days I am frustrated and very sad. I am happy to say the sports tape is working and my ribs are staying in place more and less ribs are coming out of place. It is getting better. <BR> <BR> I've a had a horrible few days and I wish... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:46:39 EST Feeling Sad - Sport Tape & Pain Killers Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536257 Woke up this morning with a horrible headache and my back was killing me again. So off to my favorite Chiropractor, good news the five ribs that keep coming out of place have stayed in place finally thanks to the sports tape. Bad news - I had a different rib pop out of place....grrrr this is really starting to frustrate me. I got new tape put on my back. Thankfully my headache did go away but my crummy mood has not. I just want to go back to my "normal" workout. I am just tired of being in pa... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 00:55:20 EST Sports Tape Is My New Best Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531401 I am going to start off this blog by saying I am grateful for: <BR> <BR> 1. Sports Tape <BR> 2. My Chiropractor <BR> 3. My Acupuncturist <BR> 4. My Physiotherapist <BR> <BR> Since July, I've had my leg injury flare up again, I had an inner ear infection which made me very dizzy and just recently I've had five ribs that refuse to stay in place. Thankfully sports tape has worked wonders and I can't speak highly enough of using sports tape on injuries. My leg is better thanks to my physiothe... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:33:12 EST I Lost 20 Pounds in One Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529427 Yes, it is true I lost 20 pounds in one day no magic pills etc. What did I use, I have been using a broken bathroom scale for about the last two years. My bathroom scale is now off by 20 pounds. I have been nearly loosing my mind and so have been family. I have been constantly complaining to my doctor telling it had to be my medication causing the weight gain not realizing it was the bathroom scale. <BR> <BR> I got frustrated with the scale today and decided to used the Wii fitness board t... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 16:36:13 EST Weight loss - Goal Or A Wish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425688 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l546400458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think we have all heard the statement a million times and have possibly used those words ourselves lol. "I am hoping to lose blank amount of pounds". Of course when we use the word "hoping" there is no commitment with it. It is wishful thinking and we usually go on some crazy diet and deprive ourselves or some workout plan that is not suited to our lifestyle. <BR> <BR> When you make a goal and write it down an... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:43:52 EST First P90X Workout In A Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423695 I have not done a P90x workout in a year. I injured my left leg and then I got sick with a million different illness. I got full permission from the physiotherapist to start up with P90X again. <BR> <BR> I am doing the Classic version. I think it will suit my needs better. I had success with the Lean version so I am curious to see the difference. I did Chest and Back today for a workout. Boy, do feel it tonight. <BR> <BR> For an eating plan I am using Chris Powell's eating plan. I find P90X... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:13:23 EST Not My Circus Not My Monkeys - Better Day Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420798 Today is my DD 15th birthday, I am very proud of her and the young lady she has grown up to be. She dances five days a week plus she has an apprenticeship at a doogie daycare. She is honour student too. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1361751972.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning after I dropped my son off at work I was pulling into the front of my house. I noticed a cat stumbling across my front garden. I thought, someones pet cat had been hurt. When I approached t... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:30:52 EST Angry Emails and Sleeping Pills Don't Mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419766 I normally try not to let things get me upset or get me down but last night was my tipping point. I just discovered after talking with my sister I am not invited to my nieces wedding. It came as a complete shock to me. After all my parents are invited and my brother is officiating the service. When I heard about the wedding my mom kept asking me if I had received my invitation yet. I thought because I moved mine was late in coming. <BR> <BR> When I called my sister to find out if my invit... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:29:33 EST Family Vs Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419428 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436037199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:20:17 EST It's Going To Be A Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418979 The clean up still continues in Southern Alberta from the massive flooding we had a few weeks ago. I am going to go a volunteer all this weekend to help families clean up their homes. It's great way to get a good work out in but most of all you are helping out a neighbour in need. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1603403417.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> As for my food intake, I am so proud of myself I am right where I need to be. I finally taking in enough calories an... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:12:43 EST The Green Monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416004 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l592569928.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I struggle to eat enough calories and most of all enough protein. I think I have finally come up with a solution for myself. The Green Monster Spinach Smoothie I've had the recipe for sometime but was honestly a little put off by it. I decided it was the night to try it. It was excellent and you can not taste the spinach what so ever. I did change it to suit my allergies. <BR> <BR> i just put a frozen banana, soy... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 21:44:26 EST Giving Up Foods We Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414562 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l931659448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My husband was recently diagnosed with glaucoma. He has gone for laser surgery at his last appointment his pressures were still too high. His doctor told him, he needed to start taking drops and hopefully things would improve. I immediately came home and started to research what foods my hubby should be avoiding. Of course it was all of his favorite foods and drinks. He was not a happy camper but he said he would t... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:15:00 EST Cookies Make Me Depressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411641 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1921476746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, cookies make me depressed! Not only if I eat too many of them but specifically if they contain gluten. My middle son has always had an issue with gluten ever since he was little and could never eat it. I always cooked separately for him and we continued to eat regular foods. I noticed about two years ago I was starting to get arthritis symptoms in my fingers once in awhile. I always had a sensitive sto... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 15:22:23 EST Re-Thinking My Weight Loss Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410132 Since I injured my left calf a couple of months back I have not been able to work out to the intensity I would like, plus I was sick for four months and we moved. I gave my eating patterns a good long hard rethink these past couple of weeks. I struggle each and every day to eat enough especially protein. <BR> <BR> I am happy to say for most days, I am eating enough and the weight is starting to come off. It helps at times to sit back and just rethink things. I am pleased to say, my leg is ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:26:44 EST Giving Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401850 I am finally felt like I had a purpose today. I had the honour of feeding our local police (RCMP) and firefighters. Our way to saying, thank you for working so hard during these floods. Let us do something for you. <BR> <BR> My son is working for a construction company and they are helping with the clean up. They have been working with the Military. I sent 3 dozen cookies with my son to work to give to the soldiers. He said, they loved the cookies. <BR> <BR> I was impressed with myself, I... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:28:47 EST Floods in Calgary and Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398421 I have been trying to keep as busy as possible. I am so worried for some friends who have been evacuated. Thank goodness for social media. Most of here are waiting for the waters to go down so we can roll up our sleeves and start helping our friends, family and neighbours clean up. I am so grateful to have the Military arrive. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l910098105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2064711299.jpg"> <BR> <... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:20:59 EST Lions, Tigers and Bears in Jail...Oh My! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397928 The flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta is completely unbelievable. The entire down town core of Calgary is under water, some areas are under large amount amounts of water. The zoo even evacuated some of their animals out of the zoo due to flooding. The zoo's contingency plan was to evacuated the big cats such as the tigers, lions and leopards to the city's courthouse and to put them in the cells if needed. <BR> <BR> Some of friends have been evacuated and are waiting to see if they c... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 01:17:36 EST So Much Devastation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396855 It has been a very crazy day few days for Mother Nature here in Southern Alberta. So many communities are underwater due to flash flooding and the rising waters. Many communities have been evacuated. I worry for my friends in these areas. Even in the city of Calgary today, order 100,000 people to evacuate from the river area. I worry too for my many EMS friends working in these devastated areas. I pray they stay safe. <BR> <BR> I am grateful to live east of these areas, away from the floo... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:09:28 EST I am.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395528 Strong <BR> <BR> Healthy <BR> <BR> Talented <BR> <BR> Focused <BR> <BR> Blessed <BR> <BR> Creative <BR> <BR> Beautiful <BR> <BR> Secure <BR> <BR> Excited about my future <BR> <BR> <BR> I wake up in the in the morning and I say "Thank You" for my presence in the universe. I try not to let negative thought come into my head, so the above is a list I will say to myself. I truly feel blessed at this time in my life. <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:22:37 EST Today I Took a Me Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392578 My hubby left for work out of town for next few weeks. I sent the kids packing off to school and the oldest son out the door to work. I went to physio and booked the numerous appointments for the next two weeks for the kids and myself. I came home had a cup tea and some breakfast. <BR> <BR> For the rest of day, I did what I wanted, which was I played on the computer, watched tv, and had a nap with my kitten. It was a wonderful day. It is important to recharge our batteries so we can take ca... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:02:01 EST Laughing at Funerals and Other Things I Learned From My Dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1504083613.jpg">This morning I called my Dad to wish him, Happy Father Days and we talked for about an hour like we always do. I wished he lived closer so I could spend more time with him. When I got off the phone I starting thinking what has my Dad taught me over the years. <BR> <BR> I am very proud of my dad. He is the second oldest child of seven children. His parents came from Poland and were farmers. He quit school at the age of 15 to ... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:20:51 EST Fruit and Veggies Make Me Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390346 Today, I went to one of my favorite places to shop...The Farmers Market!!! I love the smell of the fresh fruit and vegetables. Of course I stocked up, I bought red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes. I had to pick up the tomatoes and smell them...oh heaven. <BR> <BR> I sadly, I had to pass on the baked goods due to my allergies but it was nice to just stand and look at the bread and take in the aroma. <BR> <BR> Part of tomorrows Father's Day menu will be Roasted Ye... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:13:14 EST Why Do We Do This To Ourselves? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389436 I was having a bit of an off week and I was feeling old, fat and ugly. It was only a temporary thing, thankfully but it got me to thinking. Why do we do this to ourselves? Put so much pressure on ourselves? I think about the times I dressed in oversized clothes because I thought I was too fat to dress in something prettier. After all that is what society tells us, you have to be a certain size in order to wear that! I now wear shorts, sleeveless tops and skinny jeans and I don't care. <BR> ... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:05:14 EST First Day of Physio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388310 Today was the first day of physio, I got many questions answered as to why I am in pain and now I know how to fix it. First all, I am in pain from my first treatment she really worked my leg out. Secondly, I have damaged my ligaments and tendons from years of not wearing shoes in the house and going barefoot. That's what happens when you raise kids and have your own business and work from home and now do online schooling. I have my foot taped, need to do stretches and now I need to wear shoes... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:00:13 EST It's All That Matters In the End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386349 Today, I was chatting with an acquaintance her and her family are going some horrible times. She told me how they are selling everything they own and moving into a small holiday trailer to try and get their heads above water financially. I agreed with her it would be the best thing her family could do because in the end, sofas and chairs are just stuff and what is really important in this life is our family and our health. Stuff can be replaced at a later time. <BR> <BR> I found this conve... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:28:17 EST Starting Physiotherapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385213 My left calf has been giving me some grief for some time, when ever I exercised it would seize and cramp up. I thought I was low on potassium and dehydrated when I worked out so I changed that I took in more potassium and increased my water but I was still having problems. I had been using a foam roller and self massage. I was still in pain and could not work out like I wanted too. I still had problem with my leg so I decided it was time for some professional help I went to see my Chiropract... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:09:25 EST My Husband The Hero http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374177 My husband and I spent the day together, we were on our way home when we noticed what we thought was a baby duckling running down the major highway in our town. My husband being the man he is stopped the truck jumped out and rescued the little baby from getting run over. Of course, we checked for the little duck's parents - nothing. <BR> <BR> We took the little bird home, cleaned it up and took it to the local Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The girl at the centre told us we rescued a baby ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 00:14:30 EST Lesson Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369627 This morning, I woke up feeling grumpy and out of sorts, very hormonal. Oh great, that time of that month. I would have rather just stayed in bed or to hide out in my office and not talked to anyone today. But my one son called from school telling me he was in pain and need to go to the walk in clinic and could we please take him. <BR> <BR> My husband called the clinic and he could be seen asap. We had to leave before I had an opportunity to have something to eat or even get a drink. I did n... Mon, 27 May 2013 19:24:48 EST Healing From The Inside Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368502 It's been almost a year since my last entry but I have learned so much about myself and I am so my much stronger and better. Last summer I was exercising like a mad woman until I injured my leg. I took some time off and I thought once the fall came I would start back at and things would be fine....well.....I have been on a journey. <BR> <BR> I thought I would go back to working out, I thought I would be back in school by the fall. I was wrong. I started getting sick and run down in the fal... Sun, 26 May 2013 15:14:45 EST Need to Slow Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964320 I have been doing an hour of P90x everyday and walking an hour and half with the family every night or taking a bike ride. Last night pulled a muscle in my quad while walking with the family <em>39</em> . I am going to just stick to the P90X but modify till my leg feels better. <BR> <BR> I am doing better with my eating, I talked to my hubby about my calories being too low and that I needed more protein so he has been cooking me protein rich foods and helping me try to meet my goal. <BR> ... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:56:53 EST Wonderful Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958775 Today I was feeling a little down I think it is the stress of school had caught up with me and few other things had been on my mind. I went to the mailbox to discover my wonderful sister had sent me a box full of wonderful goodies! She sent me a makeup up bag full of lip glosses, eye shadows, blushes, brushes and a beautiful water bottle. She made my day considering in my previous blog I wasn't too sure if I was deserving or not of a treat for my weight loss my sister unknowingly beat me to i... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 01:59:12 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957367 Today, I had to rethink my workout I am doing P90X lean and I just don't feel I am getting the results I wanted so I have decided to switch things up and I am going to do the P90X Classic. <BR> <BR> I love when I read the other blogs how when certain goals are attained little purchase are made for small goals to possibly a trip at reaching the finally goal. I admire those of you that do that. I have never thought about doing that for myself for a couple of different reasons number one I am ... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 00:44:21 EST Working Out and Playing Dress Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955742 I was so stressed out these past few weeks worrying about school and my exams it is such a relief mentally and physically to concentrate now on other things such as exercise and eating better or just plain taking the time to enjoy eating. I was putting in twelve hour days just with my studies these last few weeks. <BR> <BR> The last couple days, I have enjoyed my workout and I have worked hard. I also decided to was time to clean out my closest so I have been trying on all my clothes and i... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 23:28:22 EST My Epiphany http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952737 I had been thinking about my workout and food for sometime and had been struggling with some issues. I was always starting my workout over because it wasn't perfect enough or hard on myself because I ate "bad" food. The solutions hit me smack in face the yesterday and today! <BR> <BR> I do the P90X workout and I love it! I was supposed to do the Kenpo workout yesterday but by mistake the wrong disk got put in the dvd and my son had already pressed play by the time I had gotten to the baseme... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 22:35:32 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950745 When I sit hear and think of this past year or even years past and what I want to write about a million things go through my head. I think my biggest accomplishment right now I am most proud of is that fact I am currently going back to school to become a Petroleum Land Administrator. I am half way through my program and if all goes well I should be finished by December or March. <BR> <BR> Weight has always been an issue for me but when I look back on my life at times I was not always overwe... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 18:44:10 EST