RAINEWALKER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAINEWALKER RAINEWALKER'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/ Not home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271472 I'm pet sitting right now, which means I don't have Jillian or The Firm. But, it turns out I have a number of On Demand workouts at my finger tips, which is great! <BR> <BR> I managed to do the Ripped in 30 workout on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday morning, I headed to the house I was pet sitting at and didn't do a darn thing because of the weird schedule. Saturday was basically the same thing, although Saturday night I discovered the On Demand workouts. This morning I did two ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:49:11 EST Jillian keeps kicking my butt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256183 I did the Ripped in Thirty video again last night. 25 whole minutes including warm up and cool down and it just simply kicks my butt. This was my second attempt and I still found myself dripping with sweat within the first five minutes and begging for it to all end. <BR> <BR> Which isn't to suggest I don't enjoy it. Because I do. I love it. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I do not feel I've made any noticeable gains when it comes to my ability to keep up with the fitness models, yet. But I ha... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:24:56 EST AM Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250176 Very few things are as difficult as getting up to workout when you don't want to. This is at least the third morning that I've woken up and thought "no" then tried to go back to sleep only to have to accept my fate 5 minutes later when I'm not back to sleep. I am somewhat less motivated about waking up early, lately. Probably because I'm failing to go to bed on time or early as the plan dictates. Why am I failing? Too much "down time" before completing before bed chores, I guess. The dog... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:41:36 EST Worked out, annual exam, tdap. Ouch. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248523 I haven't yet managed to commit to a workout regimen for the month. Which is not to suggest I haven't been working out. I did the Firm a few days ago, followed by a Jillian Michaels workout that kicked my ass. Today, I did one of the Supreme 90 day workouts. <BR> <BR> Originally, my plan was to do another round of The Firm but I wanted to do something different one day, which is how I ended up doing the Jillian workout. After that, I was so freakin' sore I really couldn't commit, but it ... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:31:06 EST Did it anyway. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239964 After my mini-weight workout yesterday, I was feeling really energized. Knowing today is going to be very stressful for me (HR stuff from work... but not about me!) I thought about working out this morning, but felt so good yesterday that I decided to workout then, thinking I might want to workout this morning but also realistically realizing I might really NOT want to work out this morning. <BR> <BR> So, I pulled out the old Supreme 90 intro workout and did that. I have never done it befo... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:44:17 EST Feelin' amazin'. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238158 I don't know if it's the combination of taking my medication, the sun being somewhat out today, and the exercise, but I feel uh-may-zing today. <BR> <BR> I finished my The Firm workout series today. I think I was a couple of days late, but I think "better late than never." I think my original goal was to finish the workout series on their timeline, which I failed to do, but I did finish it and for that I'm extremely proud. <BR> <BR> Based on my good job, I think I've earned the Aria scale... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 03:02:33 EST Not too bad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231083 I woke up and had cereal that I didn't measure. Ate left over vegetarian burrito from last night (2/3 of the way through, now) for lunch. Dinner was salmon, some broccoli macaroni and cheese thing and brown rice. With butter. OMG butter. And there was the giant mocha, too. <BR> <BR> I don't even want to know how many calories. And I didn't wake up and work out as planned. I was exhausted. My new "normal" it seems. BUT, I did work out tonight. And now I'm going to bed on time. <BR>... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:50:12 EST How life tried to derail me and failed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229621 I should probably be in bed. This is my way of derailing myself. <BR> <BR> Last week one of my neighbors died. Well, actually two weeks ago. We called the police to do a welfare check last week and discovered he was deceased. Somehow, I ended up with the care of his three dogs, two of which are old and need some special care that they weren't getting. Trying to get them into rescue seemed an impossible task, but they're scheduled to be picked up on Monday. <BR> <BR> I spent the better ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:16:53 EST Not a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216314 I've had a headache all day. I slept a lot. I went to burger king for lunch (ordered the veggie sammich and somehow got the fish. I didn't bother going back. Damn they put a lot of tartar sauce on that thing. Other than that, it wasn't terrible. Just not what I ordered. <BR> <BR> For dinner I made cheeseburgers out of some waygu beef that was on clearance at the store. It was not amazing. Maybe it was just me. But it's supposed to be somewhat healthier. I was too lazy to piece out ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:24:50 EST In which I get all introspective and weird. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214429 Thursday night I didn't sleep so well. I mentioned that in my last post. Wednesday, I got up early and worked out and got it done. Wednesday night, I didn't go to sleep as early as I would have liked and just didn't manage to make up for Tuesday night. Thursday I stayed up too late playing a silly game on my ipod. Friday I could NOT get out of bed in the morning. Everything was laid out and ready to go, but I just couldn't move. I didn't even get up to take my thyroid pill. In fact, I... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:51:57 EST Still on the wagon with my prancing ponies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209730 I ended up eating something like 200 calories over my max yesterday. One could easily say I cheated. I decided it was more than okay though, since it isn't like I overeat all the time (anymore) and I had so much under eaten the day before (out of laziness I haven't deleted from the tracker the couple hundred calories I was planning to eat and then didn't) I figure I had "banked" some calories. It's not a habit I intend to get into... but I'm okay with once in a while. <BR> <BR> What is th... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:44:04 EST Am I struggling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208803 I feel like I'm struggling a little today. Like I've lost motivation. Which is really, really weird. This journey that I'm on doesn't really require "motivation" I don't think. Well, not the eating part. Except, apparently it does. <BR> <BR> The funny part about this is that my "lack of motivation" appears directly related to not having done a workout this morning. Which is exactly what I should be doing. Not working out. I did a workout yesterday and some heavy work-related lifting ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:58:59 EST Goin' Crazy. In a good way. I think. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205655 I woke up this morning and took my thyroid pill and went to watch tv for a while since the rest of the family was still in bed. I watched about half an episode of The Biggest Loser and decided I simply could NOT sit around like that anymore and ended up popping the SparkPeople Bootcamp DVD in the player. I don't want to "get off schedule" for The Firm since I'm using it to lead to a reward at the end and want to do it "right." Thus, I chose the Bootcamp DVD as a lower impact alternative, a... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:41:23 EST Excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204505 I had another great day at work. Those things which annoyed me annoyed me sooooo much less than they usually do. That was very, very nice. <BR> <BR> I also spent a few seconds fantasizing about "my" new fitbit aria scale. Which I don't have, yet, but am working toward by keeping up with my fitness goal of completing a cycle of The Firm Express workout series. I'm incredibly motivated. <BR> <BR> The other thing I realized today is that I don't just accept that the way I'm eating these ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:15:14 EST Morning workout #2! Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203347 I worked out for the 2nd time in my life first thing in the morning before work. Woo! It was not a chore and now I can get on with my life without "worrying" about when I'll work out. I think I finally get the morning workout thing. It is still really difficult to get out of bed, though. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> One of the things I'm looking forward to is being able to complete the DVD program I'm working on by doing the AM workouts and then being able to encourage my sister to contin... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:35:40 EST A really great day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203009 I had one of the best days of my life today. I don't know how or why, but I was awake, patient, confident, and just ON. I got tired around noon, lunch time when I want to take a nap. Otherwise, I was just there. 100%. It was a great day. <BR> <BR> And I have no idea WHY I had such a great day. Is it the way I've been working toward my health? Is it the change toward vegetarianism (toward... not to)? Is it all the water I've been drinking? What is it? Can I bottle it? <BR> <BR> I'm... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:26:37 EST Another quick update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200183 I turned off my alarm this morning. Reset it really. Woke up 10 minutes later and decided I still had time to do my morning workout. And I did it! I have never worked out before going to work. I feel good! <em>244</em> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:42:59 EST A quickie before bed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199759 Today was a rest day. I did not manage to even do the 10 minutes our Spark founder recommends. Really, I didn't even think of it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am supposed to do the next DVD in The Firm series. My PLAN is to go to bed shortly and get up early tomorrow to get it done. I've heard very good things about getting the workout "out of the way" as a great way to start the day. So I'm going to give it a go. I'm not promising I'll get up. I am a realist and know how I am in the morning ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:21:58 EST Sparked myself AND my family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198076 I went out and bought my DVD player. I realize that I'll need to purchase some hand weights before long so I can really get into The Firm's program this month. It turns out I thought I told my sister about my plan to reward myself with the Fitbit Aria scale if I could workout for a whole month and she was actually pretty impressed with my choice. She did laugh at my need to purchase a DVD player, but she understood. Apparently she's been holding on to one of the semi-broken DVD players in... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 01:17:28 EST Setting a goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197086 I have always hated goals. I don't like making them because I never, ever manage to reach them. Ever. I don't feel like I ever have set unrealistic goals. I just set them and forget them. Or start wanting something else. Or become discouraged (when I shouldn't) or whatever. I swear I set goals with the intention of failing. <BR> <BR> So I really want to purchase the Fitbit Aria scale. Because if I have that scale, as you know, I cannot fail to lose weight. It's that magical. But no... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:05:13 EST The good, the ... actually. Just the good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195519 I looked in the mirror last night and for the first time in a long time really looked at myself in my clothes. Despite being very overweight and being unhappy with it, I had to say that for once I looked surprisingly healthy. My skin, my face, I just looked... good. As I lose weight and start integrating exercise, I expect to continue getting that "glow" I love so much. <BR> <BR> I lost about five pounds since my last weigh in, which was several months ago. So I am now back at the same w... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:13:32 EST I'm here again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190864 Seems January is my time. Which is really funny because every year I start getting all revved up to lose weight and get health in January... and then gradually fall off. I swear it has nothing to do with resolutions or anything else. In fact, I tend to start this journey some time in December but go more public about it in January. So it's like a resolution. Except not. I don't know why this is. The longest I've stayed on the "kick" was when I lost 25 pounds a few years ago. I managed... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 23:17:16 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702433 Somehow I ran out of thyroid meds. Did they short me last month? I'm not sure. Regardless, I was off them for several days, which isn't really a good thing. Needless to say I've been tired. Hopefully over the next couple of days that'll wear off. Not to mention that I'm up 20 minutes later than I should be, right now. As usual. Terrible habit. <BR> <BR> I did make fresh rolls for dinner. I ate so much that I had to throw part of one away. I was horrified that I ate so much. Until ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:23:45 EST Over Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658380 I had planned on a delicious low-cal dinner to complete my reasonably low cal day. But that didn't work out very well. I would have to call it thoughtless eating. But it was delicious. At least I enjoyed it and I feel little guilt. I never have thought food was a moral issue. <BR> <BR> I got stuck in traffic on the way home, so I spent some of the time doing arm taibo. It was awfully fun. AND since I was stuck in traffic and doing taibo is only safely possible when stopped... I kept h... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 23:10:39 EST Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655295 I loathe resolutions. Loathe them. But everyone around me appears to be making them. My sister is embarrassing me by going to the gym regularly. My husband has lost weight (through very little effort of his own and very much having to do with a job change). One of my coworkers has lost a significant amount of weight. All of these things both attract and repel me. Why repel? Because there's something about this time of year that makes me roll my eyes. <BR> <BR> I make it a point, usua... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:07:54 EST Oy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4548669 So I gained an lost about 8 pounds. I'm pretty sure I'm about to be diagnosed with fatty liver disease and I suppose that means I have to start getting serious about my health. My body is getting older and gradually starting to fall apart. I know, I'm still relatively young, but I've been treating my body poorly and it's letting me know. <BR> <BR> So I'm back. I haven't forgotten, of course. But I mean it. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 02:28:30 EST Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4221241 My husband and I have returned to the world of hiking. I love hiking. We're going to a very local hiking spot that's not TOO hard. Maybe 6 miles round trip with something like 1200 or 2000 ft of elevation gain. Not something EASY but certainly not advanced. We've been three times and have done better each time. However, we've never "summited". My cardio just isn't there, near as I can tell. No endurance. <BR> <BR> So, I've taken up running. <BR> <BR> Let me just say that again: I'v... Mon, 9 May 2011 18:16:48 EST Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3982661 It's been a long time since I decided to workout. Like, really work out. With a purpose. However, seeing a physical therapist has forced me to change that in the hopes that my pain will go away. It has certainly improved. I've been avoiding using my shoulder, because it hurts so much. Except it's gotten better. So I finally decided to use it yesterday, with a purpose. And you know, I'm so much stronger than I was. I love it. I LOVE being strong. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 00:26:29 EST Productive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3889208 I'd say productive is one thing I haven't been today. I still need to go out and buy pants and go food shopping. <BR> <BR> I'm really not looking forward to the food shopping. Somehow I feel like whatever I purchase, I'm going to be disappointed in myself. Somehow. <BR> <BR> But, we're going to banish that negativity and I'm going to do my best... and that will be good enough! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 15:56:42 EST New Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3865700 I rather resent how it's always around the first of the year that I think "hmmmmm... weight...." I feel so very... trite. At the same time, I never make new years resolutions and intentionally either start my weight loss early or late. But never on or too close to the 1st of the year. <BR> <BR> I'm in physical therapy right now for a shoulder injury that's been going on since about July. I only just started the physical therapy because I was sure the injury would go away. But of course... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:24:16 EST Working On It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3381659 I remain a poor eater. I just haven't gotten back into counting calories, which isn't doing me much good. I think I gained back about 6 pounds but I'd have to check. <BR> <BR> On the other hand, on my days away from work I've been a hiking fool. Our most recent hike was about six miles round trip and a 1500 foot gain. It was absolutely the hardest hike we've done so far. I'm still feeling it, now. But, I'm really proud of having done it. I expect that despite the lack of weight loss... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:07:03 EST Another day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3195293 I woke up kind of late this morning. I looked toward the curtains and could see the muted grey light seeping into the room. I checked outside, expecting to see rain but it was still dry. Weather.com threatened rain starting in the afternoon so I checked the local hiking areas and chose one with the longest hold out on the rain. I found a location and suggested it to my husband and he agreed. <BR> <BR> It took for EVER to get there. Just as we entered our target forest, the hail began to... Tue, 4 May 2010 21:23:13 EST Hike hike hike.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3192035 When I woke up this morning the sunlight was streaming through the curtains. I gazed at it in disbelief before crawling out of bed to take a better look outside. Other than the gusting wind and a few fluffy white clouds moving quickly through the sky, it was a lovely spring day. I gazed up at the blue sky, squinting past the sun before going off to find my husband. <BR> <BR> It wasn't long before breakfast was eaten, showers were taken, and we were on our way out the door with two dogs in... Tue, 4 May 2010 02:37:51 EST Tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3187517 For some reason I cannot seem to eat right AND exercise. Which is not to say I'm not capable of doing these things. However, I keep choosing not to do them at the same time. I'll either eat right and not exercise, or eat crap and exercise. So I'm still hovering around my 10# weight loss (grr make that 5#) but not dropping below it. I need to do better. Obviously I need to go back to stage one of The Spark and re-work my plan. <BR> <BR> I'm really proud, though, of my exercise. My husb... Mon, 3 May 2010 01:09:58 EST Yes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3164818 So, my cat died. That was really, really hard to deal with. Then I got really, really sick. I was coughing so hard I was vomiting. There was nothing pretty about that. I ended up seeing my doctor and getting my new thyroid medicine changed up as well as getting an inhaler to help with my breathing. I got a new mask for my cpap... <BR> <BR> I feel like a new person. Oh. My. God. My energy level is soooo much better. I feel like DOING things. <BR> <BR> So, despite being sick, two w... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 21:57:46 EST Eek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2980753 Part of the reason I weigh myself as often as I do is that it keeps me on track, on a daily basis. It still doesn't "force" me to take care of myself, eat right, or exercise... but I get very real feedback of what I'm doing to myself on any given day. <BR> <BR> It's kind of funny, though. Eating right and exercising have somehow become easier to do on work days than when I'm off. It used to be the exact opposite. I think that's awfully weird. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've been eating and not e... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 00:52:17 EST Big Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2964235 This morning I woke up at 5:50, five minutes earlier than my "early" wake up time and a full 15 minutes earlier than my "normal" wake up time. I did some aerobics with Ms. Mann (my favorite TV workout instructor) before my morning shower. I worked out about 15 minutes when I usually aim for 10. Not too shabby. It felt really good! <BR> <BR> I got to work early so I took my dogs for a walk around the block. I did the same thing (only further) during lunch. I probably walked a total of 30... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 23:39:41 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2955561 I got up a little early and did a short workout. I walked the dogs around the park (at a very slow crawl, rest assured). Despite my concerns otherwise, I appear to have eaten within my calorie range. <BR> <BR> I can do better on these things. But you know, not much! I'm really proud of myself. <BR> <BR> I still have some stuff to do. It's only about 7:30 and I'm really tired. Nevermind that I slept from about 11 to 1 today. The end of the day keeps knocking me out with how tired I am... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:25:12 EST So I decided http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2949381 I decided I needed to lose weight. I decided I need to feel comfortable in my body. I need to feel comfortable in my clothes. I need to be able to go for long walks with or without my dogs and not want to sit down a few blocks away. I decided I needed to NOT be the big girl anymore. I decided I want to be able to shop in the "normal" stores and find cute, classic clothes. <BR> <BR> And I'm not going to lie. I'm disappointed that it hasn't just, you know, happened by magic. I've lost 1... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:43:32 EST Up early! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2933382 For the first time, like, EVER I woke up a bit early so I could get my exercise in before work. Granted, it was only about 12 minutes of exercise and low impact at that... but seriously, I rolled out of bed and turned the video on. How much exertion do I have to do at 5:50 in the morning? I was really proud of myself. <BR> <BR> I had an egg, two egg whites, some bread and butter for breakfast. And then I spent the entire rest of the morning STARVING. I tried some almonds and that did li... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:33:32 EST Best laid plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2925949 I woke up at 5AM on my own, no real reason. But I thought to myself "Why not take my thyroid pill now?" So I did. And then I re-set my alarm. Needless to say, there was no early morning work out today. It was hard enough to get out of bed this morning without losing the 10 minutes I'd planned to. That's what I get for not going to bed earlier.... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:36:35 EST Booty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2924798 I did some step aerobics this morning. Only about 10 minutes worth. Not only, though. What I mean is, I did ten minutes of step aerobics! Go me! My butt is finally getting sore from it, too. That was quick! <BR> <BR> Now that I'm on the thyroid medication (just the barest amount, of course) I have to change the timing of my other pills (including THE pill) which means, hmm, I pretty much have to start getting up earlier. Not a LOT earlier, but earlier none the less. <BR> <BR> I guess... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:30:05 EST I'm sure it's wrong... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2919571 to be excited by the fact that I was just diagnosed as hypothyroid. I didn't ask HOW hypothyroid... but it's clearly wrong to be excited about being diagnosed. We won't talk about all the OTHER things I've been diagnosed with, K? Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:22:55 EST Liverwurst anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2919383 I'm feeding my dogs little slivers (well, squirts, really) of liverwurst. It smells terrible. I kind of want to try it. Kind of. <BR> <BR> I told myself I wanted to exercise today. I don't, really. I still plan to, though. It's not like there isn't still time.... <BR> <BR> I needed to buy some new pants for work, so I hit a local store with big-girl sizes. I grabbed probably 6 pairs of pants to try on, including one pair that was a size too small. And you know... they almost fit. ... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:32:36 EST On the horse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2913930 Despite what I'm going to have to call my "failure" in the last week to really take care of myself... I'm back on that horse. To be honest, I never really fell completely off the horse. I ate poorly, but not as badly as I would have in the past. I still made a very conscious effort to pick the healthier options when I could. But, I have to admit I also made the conscious decision to eat the less healthy options when I could, too. That was my failing. <BR> <BR> Now, let's not lie. We fo... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:30:17 EST Exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2908186 My cat has been really sick. Like, on the verge of death kind of sick. Thursday she had some extra troubles which led to me abandoning work and spending the day helping her get a blood transfusion. A blood transfusion! OMG! I had to go pick up the blood and deliver it, and later had to go pick up some other medication from the same place. Anyway, let's just say I am really blessed to have chosen the line of work that I have, that allowed me to be in the position to do all of these thing... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:26:34 EST Hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2891384 I read somewhere that lack of sleep can lead to hunger. Last night due to dietary indiscretion (a ridiculous amount of Coca-Cola) I couldn't sleep until 4. I got up at 9 and took a nap this evening. And even though I've already gone over my daily calories (or maybe I'm just barely within them) I'm SO HUNGRY. Up to this point, I've done pretty well with eating within my calorie range and feeling just fine. <BR> <BR> So all I can figure is that the lack of sleep is making me hungry. <BR> ... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:34:09 EST Steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2882606 In the last week I've lost a little weight every day. And every day I hop on to the Wii's scale and think "Okay, today is the day." The day I gain all the weight back. Or at least a pound or two. Something to deminish the weight I've lost. And every day it doesn't happen. At least, not this week. I actually maintained today. But you know, that's great! <BR> <BR> It wouldn't be the end of the world to gain a pound or two. I do drink varying amounts of water each day. Different food... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 01:30:30 EST Weight tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2879150 Sometimes I log on to my spark page just so I can look at my weight tracker. Because it's that exciting. I'm at an "all time" low of 250.9. A year ago about was about 270. This is awesome! Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:54:24 EST Yeah, k. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2872306 So I over ate yesterday, as planned. By about 300 calories or less. And I lost about a pound and a half today. Okay, so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have noticed that kind of change that quickly... I presume this is just karma messing with me. I was feeling somewhat discouraged about the whole thing so it was really uplifting to see some improvement on the scale. <BR> <BR> Eating an average of 2000 calories each day is rather a bit of a trial for me. I hadn't expected to struggle to eat t... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:23:27 EST