RAVENSVOICE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAVENSVOICE RAVENSVOICE'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/ The New You Bootcamp Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1654161 Well, I gained a few pounds in the last month, and most of it is around my waist. NOT GOOD. I guess I've gotten a little too lenient with myself once I reached my goal weight and goal size (10). <BR> <BR> I just updated my weight and am going to see if my hubby can show me how to upload a recent photo here, so I can look back at the end of this month to see how I've changed my body composition. <BR> <BR> This is the first challenge I'm participating in; I think I need the team spirit and ... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:23:57 EST After two months with a personal trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1327847 I'm consistently wearing a size 12, and sometimes an 11. My "time of the month, FAT jeans" are a 14, and they are LOOSE. I could wear thermal undies under them with no trouble. <BR> <BR> I have WAY more energy than I did, and a generally more optimistic outlook (with some exceptions - see below). <BR> <BR> I'm not embarrassed to look at myself in the mirror. <BR> <BR> Now, for the latest: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It has been an insane week in my life. First my car had to have a number of ... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:40:19 EST No Good Deed Goes Unpunished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1193121 <BR> Hey, so. There I am, getting into the groove of power walking at the mall; I've gone from having to kick myself into doing it...to loving it, looking forward to it M-F. <BR> <BR> I've gone from doing maybe 2, 19-minute miles to doing 4, 13-minute miles with 2, 15-minute half miles as warm-up and cool-down, regularly. <BR> <BR> I've gone from panting and huffing to taking deep strong breaths and working my heart rate up to around 145 and keeping it there for good chunks of time. It's... Wed, 7 May 2008 10:23:35 EST GETTING BACK INTO MY JEANS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1082234 This morning, just on impulse, I decided to see if I could get into the no-spandex-content size 16 jeans that I sobbed about two months ago; I had tried to get them on and was crying when they had a zipper gap of around 4 inches. I couldn't zip them up, even lying down on the bed. <BR> <BR> Today I can zip them up without lying down; without sucking in my stomach to the point of pain; without having a huge bulge over the top of the waistband. <BR> <BR> Mind you, there's still some bulge. ... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:40:52 EST My DH, the Saint http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1069182 <BR> <BR> I was down in Orange County unpacking my Mom’s kitchen after the house had been sprayed for termites last week, and she remarked that she could tell that I had lost weight (hooray!!!) AND then she said (seemingly apropos of nothing) “Your husband is a saint, I think”. <BR> <BR> At which point I said something vastly intelligent like “Huh?” <BR> <BR> Mind you, I was lugging a very heavy double-wrapped bag of canned food into her kitchen at the moment, but still, not m... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 22:51:39 EST