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/ 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 Struggling with something....advise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426470 We all know the extremely long list of pros for losing weight. Better health, more energy, look better, feel better, live longer, the list goes on and on! It's why we are all on this journey. <BR> <BR> I've come across a strange con and I'm wondering if it's just me, or if others have dealt with this and have any kind of advise? <BR> <BR> I don't even know how to start this, without sounding like my head is the size of a watermelon....... <BR> <BR> When you start to look better and feel b... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:06:48 EST What did he call me?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424352 So last night I was relaxing with my boyfriend. I had a light supper since I had a big lunch. I stayed within my calories and was feeling good! <BR> <BR> We were hanging out and he said "you look really tiny lately!!" I really didn't say anything back, but holy taledo I'm on cloud 9!! He actually used the word TINY?!?!?! Now I know I'm nowhere near tiny. I'm 5'3" and I weigh 175.4lbs! I am lucky I hold my weight well, but I am not tiny! I took a couple pics, I am feeling good, really good, p... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:26:31 EST Catching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423195 well I took a long weekend this weekend. I took Friday and Monday off!! Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> Friday morning I got up a bit early (but not 5:30 since I didn't have to work!) and went to go for a run. My daughter wanted to join me and she's in pretty good shape so I thought she'd be able to keep up! We got through 2 intervals of 6:1 and she wanted to stop. I didn't want to force her but I was sad I didn't finish (I usually do 6 intervals). <BR> <BR> It was a bit bright and I got Brittany and B... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:12:23 EST I survived running club! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417601 Well I met up with my friend last night and joined the running club! There were all different clinics going, From 5K clinics all the way up to full marathon clinics. They also had a 20 minute challenge event happening last night to celebrate their anniversary! So we got these wicked free hats!! Anyways I joined the 5K clinic, they did 10:1 twice and then a 6:1 to finish off. We ran a total of 3.9K in 29 minutes! That's not too bad for me! My foot was pretty sore at the end of it but I just ic... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:03:42 EST A very snacking kind of day, and run club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416838 well this morning was my rest morning since I ran yesterday. However I am going to a run club tonight (YIKES!) <BR> <BR> I was doing 6:1 intervals on my own (with Buster of course) and they do 10:1. I think I can I think I can. I'm a little worried to be honest, but all I can do is try my best. I like running with people, they meet Wednesday evenings and I prefer morning runs but I'm going to give it a try! What's the worst that could happen? <BR> <BR> I walked to work this morning, walked ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:26:51 EST Weekend Recap and it's already Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415400 Hmmmm. where to start?? Friday after work I drove my friend to the airport. On the way home me and Buster stopped at a park for a nice walk! :) It was fun! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l937107768.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l329470805.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I saw this incredible sunset on the way home! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1088561457.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got home around 8:30 in the evening and me an... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:29:51 EST FRIDAY!! YAY!! July 5, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411557 Well I did it again, I went on my schedule run this morning! Got up at 5:30 am and out the door we went!! Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> Did 4.3K in 37 minutes! That hill just about killed me today! My foot is sore, but I'm pushing through it, icing it, and stretching it lots! <BR> <BR> Me and my running buddy <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1319543078.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716579138.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Red faced but HAPPY!! <B... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:48:05 EST Wednesday July 3, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409704 I had a great evening last night. My daughter is at my moms. So me and my boyfriend just BBQ'd (I had a veggie burger again to avoid all the fat/calories in beef) no cheese (again avoiding the fat!) and it was still delicious!! I wanted a real burger with cheese but I didn't need it, and in the end I'm glad I ate smarter! <BR> <BR> We hung out, talked lots and lots, which is always nice :) We watched a bit of TV, cuddled, another rainy night so didn't go to the dog park or anything, hopeful... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 13:51:29 EST Long Canada Day Weekend Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408360 Friday I picked my little monkey up after work. It was the last day of school and she got her report card! All Bs and As!! Woohoo!!! So proud! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l680272196.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had to go back to work Friday night :( That sucked big time. Got home around 11:00 at night and went straight to bed. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning I went for a run, I've starting jog 5 min, walk 1 min so lots more jogging! We are really getting there!! It was dow... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:33:09 EST Friday June 28, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404441 Well it's friday!! YAY!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Today is a rest day. I still walked to work this morning though, that is something I do everyday. But a rest from the jogging :) <BR> <BR> I tracked my calories really well the last three days and I feel much better! Nutrition is so so important!! I am going to eat right this weekend, all weekend and have a good weigh in Monday!! I need to stay on track and realize how great it feels to eat great and how gross it feels to indulge. Not to s... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:54:55 EST Thursday June 27th, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403577 Well I got up again this morning and hit the dusty trail! <BR> <BR> Buster is quite "stumped" this morning, bahahaha I crack myself up! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1720144659.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I posted it to my facebook and my brother had a blast with the puns/dad jokes. <BR> Is Buster sitting and staying for the picture, he sure has turned over a new leaf <BR> I think his "bark" is worse than his bite <BR> He looks so deeply rooted in thought <BR> <BR> haha oh ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:16:42 EST Tuesday June 25, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401079 Where does the time go? Works been hectic lately and life in general! <BR> <BR> We are moving yet again!! Our apartment has become way too much of a financial burden on us. We are just moving down the street. Less fancy, less space, losing a bathroom, no washer/dryer, but we will save almost $500/month so it will be worth it! I'm sure after a couple years here we will be able to afford a house with all the money we can save! It'll be great in the end! <BR> <BR> This morning I got up and wen... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:43:13 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400403 I haven't been doing great honestly. My foot has been sore, I got sick last week. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to let it stop me! I'm back at it tomorrow morning!! <BR> <BR> Took Buster to the beach yesterday <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1648656022.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l176351452.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1799037199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The beach sure tired him out! <BR> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:52:13 EST Catching up and lots of pics!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389070 Work has been brutally busy lately! but here I am trying to catch up a bit!! <BR> <BR> Friday, lithotripsy, it hurt, a lot, but the drugs were good! It went well, don't have to go back for 6 months just to follow up and make sure I pass all the pieces of stone!! Fingers crossed I am stone free in 6 months!! <BR> <BR> Saturday was feeling quite a bit better. My mom decided she wanted to take me away. My daughter was at camp for the weekend so I figured why not? We went to a little town call... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:40:50 EST Friday on a Thursday, Cute puppy/kid pics, healthy food, Lithotripsy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380096 Well today is technically my Friday at work since I am off work tomorrow. Unfortunately not for a fun reason. I'll get to that later. <BR> <BR> Last night was a pretty quiet night. We made dinner (Chicken fettuchini alfredo), cleaned up, hung out, my girlfriend came over for tea and chats, fun night. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend is starting tennis again this week. I'm so happy he's getting back into it, it's been years since he played, he used to coach kids when he was in college, so yeah I'm so ... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 09:27:40 EST Nike + FuelBand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378962 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1927323913.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone has tried this and how it works?? <BR> <BR> Looks really cool! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 10:15:28 EST Wednesday and downward spirals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378873 Well it's Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my rest day, and I know I needed it, I was tired and sore and rest days are important. For some reason (I can't figure it out) I feel like rest days from exercising mean rest days from eating right. I ate way too much yesterday. I actually didn't even log it. I still had healthy meals, but I had candy and chocolate, just because it was there. Urgh :( I ate so much I felt sick to my stomach, blarg. I don't know why I did it, I just did. Then to to... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 09:23:38 EST Weekend Recap and Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376622 Well the weekend was busy but great! <BR> <BR> Friday night we had to do hair and makeup for the dressed rehearsal and photo shoot! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1230295850.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l373203282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know it seems weird putting makeup on a almost 11 year old but they want it done so they don't look washed out on stage. <BR> <BR> She's got such a personality! haha <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:49:03 EST It's FRIDAY! It's the end of May, and I have a lot of pictures today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373545 Since I didn't blog yesterday I'm going to start there. It was a rest day, so I got up at 7 and started getting ready for work. I found this note on the kitchen table from my daughter. I was kind of heartbroken honestly. She worked hard on that project, I helped her with it, and she did great, she truly did. 80% is not a bad mark, it isn't a bad mark at all, why is my little girl so hard on herself? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2022473349.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Anyways I... Fri, 31 May 2013 10:49:35 EST Wednesday May 29, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371279 Last night my daughter had her girl guides ceremony! <BR> It was a lot of fun, they ended up doing it outside since the weather was so amazing! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1242538282.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1614800408.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1493377310.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It really was a fun evening! <BR> <BR> This morning I got up for day 2 of week 3 of the 5K training program! My f... Wed, 29 May 2013 09:41:47 EST