RITEEBEE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RITEEBEE RITEEBEE'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/ Weigh in Wednesday (Oct. 29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806789 Well here we are, Wednesday again. Weighed in at 184.4lbs <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1950717704.jpg"> <BR> I think staying away from the scale except the once a week is a good idea for me, I get too addicted and let the number effect my mood way too much!! <BR> <BR> It's only a .8lb loss but it's a loss nontheless. <BR> <BR> Last night I got home and took my daughter to get her halloween costume. She wants to be a peacock, lol. <BR> <BR> We made chicken and ... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:07:14 EST Gym ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806336 So through my new job I can get a really cheap gym membership ($15 biweekly) with goodlife. So I'd have access to multiple gyms (some close to my house and some close to work!) and free classes!! <BR> <BR> I think I should go for it, but I'm a little concerned I won't utilize it and be wasting my money. I do enjoy the gym, I know I need to work on strength training more and that would help. Being in a class, or even just at the gym around other people exercising is motivating. I think it's ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:49:27 EST Weekend Recap Oct. 28/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806333 wow the end of October is near!! <BR> <BR> Friday night was lovely. Rainy but lovely! Got home and we picked up what we needed to make homemade risotto balls. Had a little date night, made a lovely meal and watched a movie and talked, it was lovely! <BR> <BR> We used Kale in some, portabello muchrooms, and mozzarella cheese! They weren't the healthiest but oh so tasty and a friday night treat for sure!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1996637062.jpg"> <BR> <B... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:43:17 EST Rough times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803772 I'm sure most everyone that watches the news knows what happened to that poor soldier in Ottawa. My heart goes out to his family and friends! <BR> <BR> I'm still unsure what happened here in Halifax yesterday but whatever it was it was scary. Most of downtown was on lockdown and the hospital I work at was on heightened security and they the police did catch a man and take him into custody and found a firearm on a bus (still unconfirmed if it was his). <BR> <BR> Just creates so much fear an... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:56:14 EST Weigh in Wednesdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802873 185.2 lbs <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l583404105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here goes nothing, thinking maybe a picture will help me stay accountable! <BR> <BR> I typed up a whole long blog and it dissapeared so here is a shortened version. <BR> <BR> We had fun riding last night. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1088373681.jpg"> <BR> <BR> got home late and didn't make smoothies but found a great smoothie bar at the cafeteria at work! <BR> <... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:28:51 EST Weekend recap and monday ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802013 Friday was a miserable rainy (post tropical storm) kind of day. I took the bus to work and got a drive home. I had planned to go for a run or use the indoor bike at home but it didn't happen. I got home, took my daughter to her dads, had to go out to pick up a wedding present for my friend, went dress shopping for something to wear to said dress, grabbed some grocery store sushi for a very late supper, watched a movie with my boyfriend and fell asleep. What a date night eh? Oh well we can't w... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:28:22 EST It's Friday Friday yay!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799871 So I biked home from work yesterday! Had a very short time at home before heading out to what I thought was a cooking class. I signed up for it months ago and didn't really pay attention to details. Well it wasn't a cooking class at all. <BR> <BR> It was a weight loss and healthy eating class run by a dietitian. I mean it's still fantastic but not exactly what I thought. Its 7 weeks long and every class has a different topic. Last night was just "getting started" they also have portions, goa... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:28:24 EST Thursday Oct 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799299 Wow works been busy! <BR> <BR> Last night I biked home, got my daughter ready and off we went to her last soccer game of the year! They played great and won! I even got to take some team pictures which of course I can't put on here since it's her whole team (privacy reasons) but they might use it for the yearbook! <BR> <BR> We got home a little later than normal (6:45 pm) and started cooking fajitas, chopping peppers, grating cheese, cooking chicken and slicing into small strips. By the t... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:25:31 EST Hump Day (Oct 15/2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798550 October is half over already! WOW! <BR> <BR> Well I haven't been running much, I did one 5K and that's it. But I've been biking lots! The beginning of October brought me a terrible cold, then my boyfriend caught it to, then Thanksgiving came and had way too much to eat! <BR> <BR> Feeling motivated and ready to lose this weight! I know life happens and there will be days where I am more on track than others, but as long as I keep tracking, and keep exercising I feel good!! <BR> <BR> My land... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:21:05 EST Tues Oct 14, post thanksgiving...I am still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797969 I didn't mean to go awol, I was still tracking but hadn't been blogging. <BR> <BR> I got really sick last weekend, like really really sick, it was awful! I was in bed for 3 days, only ate soup, lol. Then as soon as I was feeling better it was busy busy busy because I missed some work, holy cow! I went horseback riding thursday, finally feeling mostly better. As soon as I was feeling better my poor boyfriend got the same cold, it was awful! <BR> <BR> Anyways felt better by the weekend, Frida... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:53 EST Wednesday October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790202 Wow it's October already! how did that happen? <BR> <BR> Goals for October <BR> Run 3-5KM 3 times a week <BR> Yoga class once a week and practice the poses at home <BR> Horseback riding once a week <BR> Bike to and from work (8KM round trip) 4-5 times a week <BR> Count my calories everyday and stay in range 6-7 days a week <BR> Hopefully result in a 5 lb loss for October!! <BR> <BR> Biked home last night, feeling stronger in the legs, it's still hard but I'm seeing progress!! Made chicken,... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:25:51 EST Tuesday Sept 30/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789557 Wow, the last day of September, that flew by!! <BR> <BR> I had a good evening last night. Biked home (4K) changed quickly, picked my daughter up from my moms house. Ran to costco for a couple things. Really wanted to eat at costco (I hadn't eaten since lunch and was starving at this point) but I didn't. I resisted!! <BR> Got home and ended up having an apple, toast with cheese and a fried egg. I was well within my calories yesterday which felt good!! <BR> <BR> Still no budge on the scale t... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:48:55 EST Weekend Recap and Monday (Sept 29/2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789099 Well Friday night was hard, but I did it! I went out after work, I ordered a quinoa/spinach salad and it was delicious! I drank water all evening and that was a challenge but I did it! On the way home I offered to drive, and everyone wanted to stop for pizza (since they were all tipsy) and I stopped for them but resisted the pizza!! It was hard but I handled it!! Saturday was up early, drank my breakfast smoothie, went to my daughters 4H event all day. It was awesome and she won 9th place in ... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:08:12 EST TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787290 Last night was busy, but so fun! I get off work at 4pm, takes me about 25 minutes to bike home, and we have to leave by 4:30, rushed!! I changed my clothes quick and off we went! I had to stop for gas on the way and decided to grab something at the gas station, instead of waiting until after riding lessons and being completely starving and making a bad choice. So we got gas and I got an egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread and my daughter got bologna sandwich and chips. Overall felt good m... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:54:22 EST Thursday Sept 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786616 On my bike ride home after work yesterday I suddenly remembered my daughter's school had an open house! which is fine, I'm just glad I remembered because I really wanted to meet her teachers. Junior High is such a HUGE change of pace for kids!! She's doing amazing though, all her teachers are happy with her, and I am really happy I got to meet them. Her first year having lockers, she decorated hers with her initials and her favorite number. lol <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:18:28 EST Wednesday Sept 24/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786135 Well last night ended well. I had a homemade crepe with a small amount of cheese and kale in it! YUM! <BR> <BR> I went for a 3K run, and of course biked a total of 8K (4K each way to and from work!) so overall a great day!! Stayed within my calories and got in lots of exercise!! <BR> <BR> This morning I was up with the birds again! Off to bike to work by 7 am! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1576018202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was chilly but I was prepared with gloves ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:37:41 EST Tuesday Sept 23/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785297 This morning started out much better! It's the first day of Fall here! The sun was shining, beautiful morning!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1664646806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It felt great to get back on the bike. I skipped Friday because I was helping my mom move all weekend and I skipped yesterday because of the downpouring so it was really great to get back at it. My legs were happy for the break, but I felt stronger biking today, I struggled a bit less!! <BR> <img s... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:58:46 EST Oh Monday why do you hate me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784759 Well this weekend was nutty! I helped my mom move and it was so busy and a ton of work, there was only 4 of us (2 guys and 2 girls) to lift stuff, so needless to say I lifted a LOT!!! She has a lot of stuff, corner couch, bed, couch for the spare room, deep freezer, china cabinet, huge kitchen table with 6 chairs, dressers, book shelves, and of course boxes and boxes and boxes! I was beyond sore, my legs are all bruised up, and so exhausted!!!! <BR> <BR> Sunday I tried to rest a bit and tack... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:45:03 EST Friday! Sept 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782905 It's Friday! I made it!! WoOT!! <BR> <BR> I didn't bike today, but it isn't because I didn't want to, I'm helping my mom move tonight and tomorrow and I don't want to overdo it, plus I feel a cold coming on, so I decided to walk half way and take the bus a bit too. I'll get right back on track with the bike on Monday, but everyone needs a little break and my legs are screaming for one! Plus my mom lives on the second floor with no elevators so I'll definitely get exercise in! <BR> <BR> Toni... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:47:47 EST to fitbit or not to fitbit? Sept 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782376 Well this week has been a busy one, following a busy weekend! Works been go go go!! <BR> <BR> Life after work has been pretty swamped too, but I've been doing fairly well!! <BR> <BR> Monday after work Brittany had her soccer game! <BR> Tuesday she had soccer practice and then went to a friends. <BR> Last night was her first Junior High dance, yikes! How did she grow up this fast? <BR> She had a blast! I'm finding her such a social butterfly she isn't home that much! But she's got good fri... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:41:02 EST Holy Busy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780904 Well my bday dinner was amazing!! So delcious and I didn't feel bad at all because I had planned my day, tracked my food and knew that I was going over a little but nothing too crazy!! <BR> <BR> Yes I snapped a pic at the restaurant because I'm cool like that, haha <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l150017885.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and daughter both got me sweet cards and a year subscription to adobe lightroom and photoshop which is what I really wanted (i'm star... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:23:04 EST Sept 11/2014 - I'm 29!! YIKES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777833 Well today is my 29th birthday, yikes. I am getting old!! It's my last year in my 20s! where does the time go?? <BR> <BR> I am feeling pretty good already, just tracking food for this past week and exercising more has made my pants a little looser and my attitude a little better, how amazing just keeping track helps so much! <BR> <BR> Of course it's my bday, and I'm going to have "treats" today, but tracking them, and trying to have small healthy meals the rest of the day will help keep me ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:36:10 EST Hump Day (Sept 10/2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777106 Hump day is upon us! YAY!! haha <BR> <BR> I'm feeling good about work today, I feel like I'm finally almost half caught up and can breath a bit easier. It's still busy but not insane pull your hair out busy!! <BR> <BR> I biked in again this morning, beautiful day for it!! I stopped along the route to snap this gorgeous pic of the water fountain and the moon!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1635599255.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a great night, had more of my chick ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:53:45 EST Tuesday Sept. 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776418 Well yesterday was looking like an awesome day until the evening hit. Urgh. <BR> <BR> I'm going to blog about it even though I'm not exactly "proud" of it, it keeps me accountable and let's me go back and remember how I felt about it. <BR> <BR> So I had an amazing healthy breakfast and lunch, and in total biked 8KM yesterday!! WOOT! The end of my work day was particularly stressful, i had to work a bit late, biked home and my mom and sister were over! YAY! My mom wanted to go to Costco so a... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:09:24 EST Blogging = Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775693 I find blogging really makes me feel accountable. And it's a good way to keep track of what works and what doesn't!! <BR> <BR> I've let things slide way too far, I know it happens, and I'm ready to get these pounds off again!! It was cool to look over some blogs from a couple years ago when I was about 20 lbs lighter than I am right now and see what I was doing and what was working for me! <BR> <BR> Anyways I am now commuting via bike. The walking was great but it took forever and I found m... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:40:05 EST I don't know where to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773198 Well I fell off the wagon.......I can't explain why, or give a good excuse, it just kind of happened. <BR> <BR> I'm up to 187 lbs and feel miserable!! :( <BR> <BR> My new job started in April and although I was very happy to have work it was very stressful. I was only "casual" So I bounced from dept to dept, learning new jobs every other week, not knowing where my next pay cheque was coming from, urgh. maybe I was stress eating. <BR> <BR> Anyways I officially have a long assignment now , i... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:21:11 EST Trying to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658093 Well March didn't turn out to be a great month :( I had family visiting from away, still not working and very stressed out financially. I just ate whatever whenever and now the scale is telling me why that's a bad idea. I'm right back where I started in January! :( 180lbs!! <BR> <BR> I have gotten the job at the hospital! There is a lot of paperwork and tests and things I have to do before I start, and even then I have to do some training and orientation, so it's a long process but I'm gues... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:25:12 EST Wow....it's been a month since I blogged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641174 Where to start? <BR> <BR> Well I think I threw my biggest loser challenge out the window, not sure why, but I did. <BR> <BR> Wed January 1st - 180.4 lb <BR> Wed January 8th - 176.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 15th - 178.0 lbs <BR> Wed January 22nd - 174.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 29th - 173.0 lbs <BR> Wed February 5th - 174.0 lbs <BR> <BR> I didn't weigh in for the whole month and when I stepped back on I have gained, and I should have gained, I've been eating not very good <BR> <BR> Wed March... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:17:24 EST Feb 6, getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616768 I know I know I just blogged yesterday but I want to blog a bit more upbeat today and get myself right back on track! <BR> <BR> I had a bad weekend/week so far and my weigh in wasn't great, but I know if I get right back on the ball I'll have a good weigh in next week! <BR> <BR> I find when I'm in pain (which I still am a bit but not letting it derail me anymore!) I tend to eat. I'm also stressed about this job. It's a potential good stress but a stress non the less. It's an exciting oppo... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:21:46 EST Wednesday Blog Feb 5 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615967 biggest loser challenge 2014 <BR> <BR> Wed January 1st - 180.4 lb <BR> Wed January 8th - 176.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 15th - 178.0 lbs <BR> Wed January 22nd - 174.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 29th - 173.0 lbs <BR> Wed February 5th - 174.0 lbs <BR> <BR> I must admit I'm dissapointed :( I know it's only a pound but I want to go down! I want to be out of the 170s soon!! <BR> <BR> Anyways I'm gonna recap my week/weekend and maybe that pound will make sense. <BR> <BR> Thursday I was eating grea... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:33:30 EST Weekly Wednesday Blog - Jan 29/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608971 First of all my biggest loser challenge is going well <BR> <BR> Wed January 1st - 180.4 lb <BR> Wed January 8th - 176.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 15th - 178.0 lbs <BR> Wed January 22nd - 174.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 29th - 173.0 lbs <BR> <BR> This equals 4.10% weight loss so far!! Woohoo!! I had a rough start because of my vacation but I'm more determined than ever! I doubt I'll win first place, a lot of other people are super ahead of me (9%) but that's okay. Just by losing weight I'm winning... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:56:28 EST You are what you eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604294 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2081628418.jpg"> <BR> <BR> haha I just thought this was funny!! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling mostly better, but still not 100% <BR> <BR> I go to get laser done on my knee today and hopefully in a couple weeks I'll be back to running, I miss it terribly! I have looked up some good body weight exercises to do in the mean time (haven't done them yet) and plan to do them even when I get back to running, strength training is important!! <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:57:59 EST Wednesday Jan 22, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602628 I'm going to start with my weigh in <BR> <BR> Wed January 1st - 180.4 lb <BR> Wed January 8th - 176.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 15th - 178.0 lbs <BR> Wed January 22nd - 174.4 lbs <BR> <BR> Now I know, that looks great, an almost 4 lb loss in one week!! But.....I don't feel like it's really real, because i've been so sick since Sunday! I've only had soup, popsicles, yogurt, water and maybe a little bit of normal food but not much. I can't believe how sick I still am! I went to a clinic, they s... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:34:59 EST Very Interesting. Thought this might help you SUMMER2203 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595836 Thought this might help everyone really but especially SUMMER2203 who's scale was a meanie today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1106995632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All these women weigh 154 pounds. We all carry weight differently, so focus on healthy habits rather than the number on the scale. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:27:29 EST Wed January 15, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594568 It's the middle of January already!! <BR> <BR> I started a biggest loser challenge on January 1. I did well for the first week, but being on vacation in DisneyWorld I kind of let myself enjoy whatever I wanted. <BR> <BR> So Wednesdays are my weigh in days, and I'm going to plan them to be my official blog days too! Unless something else pops up before Wednesday that I just have to blog about! <BR> <BR> Wed January 1st - 180.4 lb <BR> Wed January 8th - 176.4 lbs <BR> Wed January 15th - 178... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:18:40 EST Back from DisneyWorld! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593557 Wow, what a weekend! I ran most of the Disney World half marathon! Between mile 8 and 9 my knee was killing me, I walked a bit and kept trying to run. Stopped at the medical tents to try biofreeze but it still hurt. I walked quite a bit after that but before that I was running strong! Not sure what happened to my knee :( I was disappointed but at least I finished!! <BR> <BR> The medal!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1131085487.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:30:09 EST Jan 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580581 It feels weird to type 2014, but here it is. <BR> <BR> I started off the new year with a 5K run! It was chilly but fun! My mom got me a new running room jacket and it was awesome to run in!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1754491281.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Also took Buster for a walk! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l103737567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I started a biggest loser challenge with some friends. We had to take a picture with the "word of the day"... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:30:40 EST Buster - fun in the snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576667 I know I know, this has nothing to do with weight loss........but it's cute!!! <BR> <BR> Buster having a blast running around with the landlords dogs in the snow and some fetch too of course! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l332660436.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l858024124.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1729507219.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:28:10 EST Dec 31, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576580 I can't believe I haven't blogged since September! Yikes! Where does the time go? <BR> <BR> Well I signed up for Team in Training in September and what a wonderful (yet busy) experience it has been!! <BR> <BR> It started with short runs that I knew I could accomplish as I have in the past. 4K, 6K, I got this! Then the long runs became long! 10K was the furthest I'd ever gone before! Then we started doing 12K, not so bad, 14K wow that was pushing it, 16K! Holy taledo that is far! And just tw... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:11:30 EST Tuesday Sept 17, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488118 Have you ever looked at a date and thought " this day means something, it's someone's birthday, anniversary, something" but you just can't think of what. I'm having one of those days. haha I'll remember when it's too late. <BR> <BR> Wednesday was my birthday, my bestest friend made me a wonderful dinner (salmon, sweet potatoes, brocoli) and a glass of wine! :) Her boyfriend sang and played me happy birthday on his guitar. Had a few other friends over too, it was so nice! and of course my dau... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:28:30 EST Catching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482444 Wow, I haven't blogged in a while! <BR> <BR> Well we moved, and it was awful horrible the worst move ever. We ended up having to move twice in one weekend because our apartment wasn't ready like the landlord said it would be but we had to be out of our old one. Ever since it's just been lies and things broken and he won't fix and he's just the worst. We are moving again this weekend!! Crazy busy stressful!! We got out of the lease and off we go!! Gah!! All this with school starting and my bi... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:47:18 EST Wow, what a weekend! Good and bad..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468807 I had a couple vacation days last week. Took Thursday and Friday off for my little girls birthday. <BR> <BR> We went camping! So much fun!! Buster did great for his first time sleeping in a tent! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l462290638.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2141322879.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1379543075.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1473585439.jpg">... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:47:20 EST Navy 5K Race and other things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461776 So I did it! I ran the Navy 5K in 35:46 with an average pace of 7:10 min/km (for my american friends that is a little over 11 min/mile) Not fantastic, not horrible either. <BR> <BR> Before the race <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2007983622.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And after! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297369302.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I went to the beach with my daughter and mom that afternoon. There was a sandcastle building competition, I took some ... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:37:24 EST Friday August 16, 2013 - Oh my goodness life has been busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457064 Well we are moving in a couple weeks, started packing recently. Buster isn't very helpful. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649057093.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Took him on one of my shorter training runs, he loved it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1173034413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got this cool silicone steamer, you just put your chicken/fish in it with veggies and pop in the microwave with whatever seasoning you want! Cooks in like 5-7 minutes! So conven... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:36:27 EST August 9, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449785 I can't really explain where I've been, just not on here enough that's for sure! <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Anyways I'm back!!! Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> I felt really guilty that I went out and bought that yoga mat and didn't use it for well over a week, but you know what? Today I finally broke that and tried it out!! YAY <BR> <BR> I have been sticking to my running really well. My eating hasn't been great though. Gotta get better at that, much better!! I feel so much better when I'm ... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:22:32 EST Tuesday July 30, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438694 I was so tired yesterday. I've never dealt with fatigue that bad. Sore and tired tired tired! I barely made it through the evening. Did some laundry and went to bed. <BR> <BR> I slept in this morning and I honestly feel really bad about it. I was supposed to run today. I was so sore and so tired so I slept in. I should have done my yoga! I haven't done it yet! I got my yoga mat on Sunday, I should have done it today! Gah :( <BR> <BR> I am feeling better though, not as tired, so that's good... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:12:13 EST Monday July 29, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437087 Thursday evening I took Buster to the park. He had fun, played some fetch, played with some other puppies, it was a great time (for the most part) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l198437339.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1981980935.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are these "communal" water dishes at the park. People fill them up and the dogs take a drink when they are thirsty. I didn't think anything of it, sure Buster was drinking lots but I fig... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:19:10 EST Throwback Thursday Style Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432949 So I'm going to start with running club last night. Holy taledo! They have a schedule that I don' t know about since I didn't pay or officially sign up. Their Wednesday night and Sunday morning runs are open and free, but you don't really know the schedule. The last 3 times I went it was run 10, walk 1, run 10, walk 1, run 6 walk 1 and you're done! About 3.7-4KM each time. <BR> <BR> Well I guess they are almost at the end of their clinic, so last night was a challenge and a half! We ran the... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:25:36 EST Happy Hump Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431957 Well it's Wednesday again. I have running club tonight and I am really looking forward to it. I had a great run with my pal Buster on Monday morning, but I love running with a group of people once or twice a week!! <BR> <BR> Last night me and my boyfriend had a date night and went out for sushi!! I know I went a bit over my calories, I tried to budget, ate very little all day to save for it. It was delicious and we had fun! <BR> <BR> Some of the rolls I got (after some were already devoure... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:00:05 EST Tuesday July 23, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430782 First of all I want to thank everyone so much for the advise on my last blog. It was all really great advise. I had a bit of an incident, more than just comments, but I think I've dealt with the emotions behind it and I'm ready to move on and not let it derail me anymore than it already has. I know the comments can bother me, but I can let them go a bit easier than someone being as forceful as they tried to be. Anyways it was great reading everyone's comments and it really helped, so thank yo... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:44:50 EST