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 April 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151554 Well I weighed in this morning at 201.4........exactly the same as last week. <BR> <BR> Kind of a hard pill to swallow since I have been working out 5-6 days a week and planning my meals. But hopefully next week will be a better weigh in. I want to get out of the 200s so bad, I'm so close! <BR> <BR> Nothing new to report, been switching to eggs and a fruit for breakfast, salads still for lunches this week, and premade some salmon/veggies and pasta (portion controlled) for dinner. <BR> <B... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:38:25 EST Happy Monday - April 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149802 Good Morning Sparkfriends, <BR> <BR> I've officially become one of those crazy people that wake up early for my workouts. It is literally the only time in the day I know I can get it done, with nothing else to get in my way except my own brain saying "sleep longer" haha <BR> <BR> I'm doing the 21 day fix, and I'm on day 5. I know it doesn't seem like much but it's a big deal to me that I'm sticking with it and getting it done with everything that's on my plate right now. It's the only me ti... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:29:54 EST April 22 - Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147901 Morning sparkfriends, <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> The last couple days I've had greek yogurt and a fruit for breakfast <BR> <BR> I haven't had a ton of time for meal prep so I grabbed a bag of salad for lunches and added chicken. <BR> <BR> Last night i had my "splurge" meal I guess you'd call it. I went out for greek food. It wasn't all that bad honestly, just portions were too big. I tried to be more mindful, stop when I was full and not make myself too uncomfortable. I had 2 skew... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:00:24 EST April 20 - weigh in wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146519 So I weighed in this morning, trying to stick to Wednesdays <BR> <BR> 201.4 <BR> <BR> That's down 1.4lbs <BR> <BR> I know it isn't a lot and I was hoping to be out of the 200s already but I will get there next week, it's a good start considering the crappy weekend I had. I will get there, next week will be even better. <BR> <BR> I have no pictures today, shocking I know. <BR> <BR> Recap the last couple days for food have been the same <BR> <BR> Breakfast - Banana, greek yogurt, omega gr... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:47:38 EST April 18/2016 - weekend recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145034 Well Friday work got busy, but it was cool. I got to board one of the coast guard ships, actually the biggest one! Louis St. Laurent. It was really interesting and informative. I got back to the office and finished some paperwork and headed home. <BR> <BR> This is the boat. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5bc94a2-13e4-4cf1-9e5f-0c24c7e0ef18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Friday night was date night, we ordered pizza and I had 2 ciders and we hung out with some friends and played car... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:56:16 EST Thur April 14/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142081 I can never think of clever names for my blog titles, so the date works haha. <BR> <BR> Recap of meals yesterday. smoothie for breakfast, had my tangerine and added a boiled egg to my morning snack to get more protein in. Had my salad for lunch (Spinach, almonds, chicken, blueberries/raspberries, avocado) carrots and hummus for afternoon snack and made shepards pie for dinner, heavy on the veggies light on potatoes! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7c6472e-c3f1-48be-a05... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:49:26 EST Weigh in Wednesday April 13/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141410 Urgh so I weighed in today, at 202.8 so devastating since I was near the 170s last year. But I can get back there, I WILL get back there! <BR> <BR> Recap of food yesterday. I'm a photographer on the side so this is a fun way for me to "track" my food. I still track them but the visualization is fun for me. <BR> <BR> Smoothie for breakfast,carrots and hummus for morning snack, my delicious salad for lunch, a tangerine for afternoon snack. I made a mini pizza for supper, went heavy on veggie... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:07:11 EST April 12/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140573 I love sparkpeople! I just find blogging keeps me accountable, and helps me look back at things, what worked, what didn't etc. <BR> <BR> Recap of food yesterday. <BR> Smoothie for breakfast, salad for lunch,spagetti with 3 meatballs, loaded with veggies for supper. I also snacked on carrots and hummus in the afternoon but didn't get a photo. I want to try and take pics of my meals when I can, I find it helps me visualize and remember for meal ideas in the future. <BR> <img src="http://phot... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:37:52 EST April 11/2016 - Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139684 Happy Monday sparkfriends!! <BR> <BR> I was sick the whole weekend it sucks, I'm honestly still pretty sick but pushing through it. <BR> <BR> I took my daughter sneaker shopping saturday, it was the last day the store had buy one get one for $1. So I got my sneakers and hers were only $1.00! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0129d1d5-5805-4da1-9989-b4555a6deb0e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can't wait to start a walk/jog program, hoping to start tonight but breathing is diffi... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:20:58 EST April 8/2016 TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137749 Wow this week flew by. Every evening my daughter had something on the go, dentist, physio, appointments, etc. With switching her schools to try and steer her down the right path I've turned my 10 minute morning commute into an hour :( But it'll be worth it if it helps her! So I officially got a wicked cold this week. Sore throat, stuffy, sneezy, digestive issues, the works. Pretty sure a low grade fever most of the week. I've been plugging through with work because well I just started this jo... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 09:55:25 EST April 5/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135536 Thanks for the encouragement my sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> I find blogging everyday, or at least a few times a week helps keep me accountable so here it goes. <BR> <BR> Breakfast I made a smoothie - spinach, banana, greek yogurt, pineapple/cherry (by my daughter request) and water <BR> <BR> Mid morning snack - apple and granola bar <BR> Lunch - leftover pork with potatoes and broccoli <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what I'll whip up for supper tonight but I'll blog about it tomorrow :) <BR> <BR> My... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:08:41 EST April 4/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134791 I'm back, back again. lol <BR> <BR> It's been a rough go, but I FINALLY landed a great job, way less stress!! <BR> <BR> My daughters been having a terrible time, and we just switched her schools so I'm hoping that will help with a lot of the problems! <BR> <BR> But I have officially gained 15 lbs and feel AWFUL!! So awful. Now that I"m less stressed I have got to make eating right and exercising a priority! I"m doing grocery shopping tonight after work and will meal prep and plan, and fi... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:42:06 EST Nov 13, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031740 I'm finally feeling better that was a rough go! I am still having a hard time with my job. I just get so overwhelmed all the time j talked to my doctor about it and she is getting me to try some anti anxiety medication. So im gonna give that a try and see if it helps. I've always been an anxious person but its never been this bad before, I don't think high anxiety and this job go well together. In the mean time I'm still out there applying and applying. It gets discouraging because I've had s... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:50:31 EST Still sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015607 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b52337d3-661e-4b38-b5fb-1e1d7a8342ef.jpg"> Well I finally went to the doc. I had a miserable weekend just barely survived photographing my first wedding, then struggled through two thanksgiving family dinners (only good part was I didn't eat much because I felt awful!!) attempted to work Tuesday and just couldn't do it. I went the walk in clinic they swabbed be for strep throat - negative I went back they checked for mono - negative again, I fi... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:26:06 EST Superdog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010000 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64bb9e02-70c9-4af3-be72-9fff753cb9e8.jpg"> We got buster a Halloween costume but I don't think he wants to be superdog, so sad haha. Too much pressure Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:50:12 EST Mon Oct 5/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009998 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c8161db-53ef-45eb-80aa-e0313e8c98c1.jpg"> Well the weekend was so so. Friday night had a great date night with my love! I worked Saturday and felt like I just barely made it I felt so awful! I got home from work and napped the entire evening and all night. Woke up Sunday early to try and get ready for work again and just couldn't. My throat was so so sore and swollen I ended up gagging so bad I was vomiting just from my throat being so swollen... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:47:57 EST Sick 😞 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1ff01e8-ecab-47e8-997c-cf3c41f8f089.jpg"> Well of course my first day off in 7 days and I wake up with a cold. I didn't do a workout this morning but I also didn't eat much. I had a coffee and granola bar in the morning and an open faced egg sandwich around 2:00, just been resting and sleeping as much as possible ! I have to work the next 2 says then get Monday off and back for 3 days but then I finally get 3 days off I haven't had more than ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:31:45 EST Oct 1/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007641 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab77d19c-7d6f-4391-a779-a91cf0be0958.jpg"> Here it is!! October! I'm ready for you!! I had a protein smoothie for breakfast, chicken fajita on whole wheat wrap , onions and peppers and chicken and salsa, held the cheese! Supper was 2 eggs and 1 piece of whole wheat toast! Feeling good! It poured and poured so I didn't walk home today. I know it's no excuse but I was so so so tired when I get home I didn't workout either 😞 I gotta get back on... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 20:45:04 EST Sept 29/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006144 The month is almost over! how does that happen?? <BR> <BR> I haven't been getting in enough workouts at all. I've been doing so much shift work I find it super hard to have the time or energy but I gotta make it a priority! <BR> <BR> My mom took me and my sister and daughter whale watching as a combined birthday present for all of us! It was pretty cool, we went in a small zodiac the whales got so close! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62b9db02-db0f-4d2c-98d2-5... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:30:47 EST I don't know where to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997503 Well the snow finally ended, haha <BR> <BR> And then summer happened and it was so busy! I started a new job, went on an amazing vacation to British Columbia for my cousins wedding and lots of family visiting! Went to PEI for a concert. Just go go go! It was amazing seriously an incredible summer! <BR> <BR> I don't know why I left spark people so long, I guess life kind of got busy but I always know when I'm blogging and logging into spark I feel more accountable, so I'M BACK!! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:41:47 EST Snowmageddon 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895777 So.............we have been pummeled with snow like never before. It's supposed to be spring :( I am soooooo done with snow! <BR> <BR> I couldn't get to work yesterday at all. They pulled the buses, and my car wasn't moving and it was too snowy blowy to even walk, so I stayed home. I answered voicemails from home and did what I could to triage messages (I work at a hospital and we are never closed) <BR> <BR> This morning, still no buses. I got up super early and tried calling a taxi, after ... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:21:27 EST Weigh in Wednesday, a day late, lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882937 So I weighed in yesterday morning but had absolutely not time to blog yesterday so here it is. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854693692.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A loss! YAY!!! <BR> <BR> We went over to my mother's house tuesday and made chicken pot pie cupcakes. Like mini chicken pot pies. Amazingly delicious and good portion sizes! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775130176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Throwback thursday baby buster again, just because well he... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:24:50 EST Weigh in Wednesday Feb 18/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877931 Well as you can tell I'm not doing well :( <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13976547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The fall was worse than I realized. I went to my family doc and got anti inflammatories. Then went to physio and she said I tore a bunch of muscles in my neck and have full blown whip lash, so painful. I was lucky I had already booked off a few days from work, so I got to rest a few days, but now I'm back to work and it's pretty sore :( I was told no gym or workouts fo... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:33:33 EST Feb 9/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872557 Wow we are well into February now. I didn't lose a lb in January !! :( <BR> <BR> My motivation is faltering, I'm not sure why. Urgh. <BR> <BR> I joined the gym and did a couple personal trainer sessions (super cheap introductory rate) then she went on her sales speech about how important it is to continue if I want to see results and whatnot but the price to continue is insane ($200 biweekly!!!) I don't have that kind of money, i barely have the $15/biweekly for the membership. I know it ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 13:34:34 EST WEIGH IN WEDNESDAY and embarrassing 4H photo for CLESHER :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854158 Well today is wednesday and I'm back on the weigh in wednesdays. <BR> <BR> I know I know it's up and that's not good. But considering over the holidays it was up to 188 I am okay with this. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2025166597.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's just gonna keep going down right?? My scale is weird, I literally got on it and it said 183, then moved it one inch and it said 185.......I got a digital scale so it would be accurate!! Grrrrr. I got off and on about... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:39:16 EST Jan 13/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853255 I'm finally not sick! Something hit me hard last week. I missed a couple days at work, and since they have no one to cover me I paid for it to be out! Holy back logged! The weekend I did a bit but still no gym. I went to this healthy living expo, it was really neat, learned lots of stuff! Me and my girlfriends are going to sign up for one of the races that had a booth there. <BR> <BR> Saturday night went out for a couple drinks with some friends, that was fun! <BR> <BR> Sunday my daughter ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:02:23 EST 2015, wow time flies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846404 Well I haven't blogged in a while, jeeze life gets busy sometimes!! <BR> <BR> I'm happy to report the back is better, after quite a few physio appointments she's got me back to moving happily :) <BR> <BR> I started the gym early december and got there fairly consistently, going to start actually writing it down here on out so I can make sure i get there 4 times a week! <BR> <BR> Work is nuts, I'm really not enjoying it. I like being busy, but not that busy. It's only a term job (ends in Ju... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:30:34 EST weigh in wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819604 this has to be a super duper quick blog, man oh man life has gotten BUSY!!! AAAHH <BR> <BR> Anyways I gained .8 lbs..... :( Not awesome but could have been worse considering I've been exercising very little and haven't been tracking food (trying to keep an eye on it but not tracking it) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1537058076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Still testing out my photogrpahy skills whenever I can!! <BR> <BR> My daughter's adorable, she's really is and I'm n... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:22 EST Weigh in Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815347 Yup I missed a week :( Not sure why, just busy busy busy and life. <BR> <BR> So today I weighed in at 183.0 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1976527239.jpg"> <BR> That's a 1.4 lb loss over 2 weeks, not amazing but the right direction!! <BR> <BR> Halloween was fun, my daughter was a peacock and Buster was a shark <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361536723.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1838588174.jpg"> <img src="http:... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:37:57 EST 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