REBEL_MAIDEN's SparkPeople Blog REBEL_MAIDEN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Yeah... so I haven't been on here in a while... lol K.. the reason i'm not checking in so much is that i'm pregnant.. yeah.. 5.5 months along actually.. and working.. working a LOT. So i haven't really been on here like i should have. BUT i will be returning once this lil' one is out to face the world! i'm excited about everything again! yahoooooooooo! LOL Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:49:22 EST I'M BACK! i won't say i've been bad.. but i haven't been good either, i've hit a bump in the road to my goal. I'd fallen into the complacency trap. It had become too easy and instead of looking for ways to make it more challenging.. i basically just went ehhh.. it's easy now.. BUT my w.o.b. and i figured out what our problem was.. coupled with a decided lack of weight loss (which we are attributing to muscle gain.. LoL) it's the INTENSITY... we needed to challenge ourselves. Thus we have began a n... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 13:01:43 EST Sick i sooo don't like being sick.. i wanna do my workout! this is crunch time... the time before a big exam where you study STUdy STUDY! and i'm sick. UGH! in case anyone is wondering i do "official" weigh-ins once a month along with my measurements. hopefully they will have receeded! anyways... off to the doctor for my lil' one. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:36:39 EST Hmmm..... i'm trying not to focus on the "scale" number, and i'm not doing too badly, i haven't really lost any weight BUT the inches are disappearing, so that's good. only i wish the damn scale would move just a little! i mean C'MON! lol oh well, cest la' vie i guess... not that i'm going to rest until it moves and i mean MOVES, but i'm not going to beat myself up about it either. i know... i shall choose to believe that it's muscle that's the culprit and that once the muscle "takes over" i shall ... Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:46:53 EST Now if only he would move out! okay, the problem is my husbands cousin.. he has been staying with us now for almost 2 years. we wanted to give him a change to start a good life for himself (he's 22 going on 5 now) besides rent for the house we all moved into, he pays only about 250-300 dollars a month for groceries (he can cook, he just chooses not to, so I cook all the time, unless my husband does... i even make lunches for work for them.. not sandwiches, but things like lasagnas and homemade pizzas and stew and all good... Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:01:22 EST shweeeet!! Alriiiiiiiiight! i went in for my measurements yesterday! the first time was in the evening and this time it was in the morning so i expected things to be a lil' wonky. but for the rest of the time i'm going to be doing it in the morning so i'd better start now anyways... but i digress. weight went up a lil' no surprise BUT and its a big one (no pun intended) i lost 4" in two weeks! plus i gained a half inch on my bicep and calves... two inches gone off my thighs... YAY! there is hope to ... Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:45:23 EST 2 weeks already? okay, at the two week mark, i'm getting all the weighed and measured things done at the end of the month... gee something better have moved! lol <BR> i guess in my defense i can say "that lady thing" (as my husband calls it) was just here (water retention anyone?) lol anyways, i'm not so concerned about the pound numbers as i'm trying to build a lil' muscle: one pound of muscle burns about 50cal a day by itself! fat? yeah... not so much.... plus muscle LOOKS better! the woman at my gym en... Sat, 27 Jan 2007 11:28:29 EST Swing of things Okay, i think i'm getting there, the treadmill is easier, but i had to workout alone this morning... where did my partner go? lol hmm... is it wrong to get a little extra surge of energy to run that little bit further by thinking of the people that made fun of my weight? not so that i'm in a bad mood, but more of a ha! ha! i'm doing something about it and you can't hold me back! i guess it's a good thing. i LOVE music when i workout, it keeps me pumped and motivated. also there is a weird... Mon, 22 Jan 2007 13:55:09 EST