SAMJAMX3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SAMJAMX3 SAMJAMX3'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/ Car washing, basketball, and 5ks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370383 Fun Fact: <BR> I’m actually pretty good at basketball? Me and Tim played yesterday and I was doing cartwheels and handstands and playing frisbee and I felt great! We also washed his car and it was surprisingly tiring, but a great workout. We made a plan to run a 5k every Wednesday night together. This will be interesting because we've never run together before (he's lost 50 POUNDS in case I haven't mentioned that!). We are within 2 minutes of each other on our 5k times so hopefully we'll be a... Tue, 28 May 2013 12:25:59 EST Post-College life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367731 Hi all! I graduated college with a political science degree on May 18th! It feels weird and sad to be done (and to say goodbye to my roommates/best friends and the house I lived in this year) but I am ready for the future! I can't tell you how nice it's going to be to not have to do a long distance relationship anymore! After 2 years of long distance, it got really old. <BR> <BR> As for weight loss, I got down to 230 about 2 weeks ago, which I was super happy about, but this past week has b... Sat, 25 May 2013 16:36:04 EST So it's been forever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316526 But I just thought I should let you guys know that since January, I'm 18 pounds down! If all goes according to plan I'll hit -20 by Wednesday :D Mon, 8 Apr 2013 23:00:26 EST Found my groove :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088308 Today was so great. Everything has been so great lately, as a matter of fact. Fall is here, everything is pumpkin flavored, and I am happy! <BR> <BR> Went for a run through the park this morning, set up my internship hours, cleaned my entire house, and now I’m relaxing! <BR> <BR> Brunch consisted of egg whites with spinach and feta on whole wheat toast, snacks included an apple and a rice cake, and dinner was baked flounder with kale and whole wheat penne pasta. SO FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS. <BR> ... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 20:01:11 EST So it's been forever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032006 Sorry for not updating in so long (not like anyone actually reads this but whatever!) <BR> <BR> This summer was the best summer I've had in regards to weight gain...usually I gain weight like crazy over the summer because everyone at my job orders breakfast and lunch (I used to eat a bagel or TWO a day, people!), but this summer I've stayed the exact same weight as when I finished last semester...247.6 pounds as of this morning. Now you all might be thinking, "why is she so happy? she didn'... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 17:42:31 EST Day 24- The Hardest Break-up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751959 Don't worry guys! Me and the boyfriend are lovely, so the break up thankfully isn't with him. For the past 20 years (yes, since I was a baby) I have been in a serious, long term relationship with cheese...yes, cheese. Feta, cheddar, swiss, bleu, and all of the other delightful flavors. Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, and since I am Catholic I observe it, which means I need to pick a food or something I enjoy and give it up for 40 days until Easter. This year, I chose CHEESE. <B... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:32:57 EST Day 23- Major setbacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749958 Okay, so this weekend my boyfriend came to visit and I went completely off the wagon...I hadn't seen him in a month so my mind was totally not on calorie counting or eating healthily. This weekend was filled with late night snacks and "bad" food. I'm disappointed in myself, but I won't let that ruin me. I've learned to let go of my all or nothing attitude. So I had a few bad days...that's OKAY. I'm back on the wagon and counting my calories as of today (he left yesterday) so that's what count... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:16:58 EST Day 15-Calorie Dilemma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4737469 Hi guys! I hope you all had as good of a day as I did! I didn't go to lit this morning because I'm so behind in the reading that I felt like I needed to just catch up before I go to class and risk being called on to explain something I didn't read. <BR> <BR> As you are probably wondering, what does the title of my blog mean?! Well, I'm at about 1100 calories for today and it's pretty much time for me to go to sleep, and I <BR> 'm not even remotely hungry...do I force myself to eat something... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:31:26 EST Day 14- Really rough weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735606 So this weekend was super stressful and resulted in sleepless nights and LOTS of tears. My boyfriend and I broke up briefly which was NOT fun...I'm not going to go into details on the internet, but just know it was bad and I was super upset. We patched things up this morning and my friends took me to Friendlys to get my mind off everything, and my daily intake for the day ended up being 1800 calories instead of the max 1550 this website recommends. I'm mad at myself since this is probably the... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:22:08 EST Day 10- Still no scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4729499 None of my friends seem to have batteries so I can fix my scale, so I have to head out to Walmart this weekend to get some so I can see my 2 week progress on Monday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So today was a pretty decent day. I got to bed really late last night and woke up SO exhausted so I downed some coffee to wake myself up and thankfully it worked, because I'm still feeling the effects of it now! Lol. I decided to skip my lit class today because I just needed to organize myself so I'm not so... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:42:47 EST Day 8- Minor Mishaps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4725509 So today I was supposed to weigh in, but the batteries in my scale crapped out on me so it wouldn't turn on >:( I'm anxious to see how I did, so I'm gonna get new batteries asap! Yesterday was the Superbowl as we all know, and I had 6 BBQ wings and 2 pieces of pizza...I could've done way worse, but I definitely could have done better...it's all about learning:) In my lit class we had a pop quiz on the reading for the book I was just able to get this morning...looks like I'm getting a crappy g... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 15:17:27 EST Day 7- Really sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723881 I hate being at school for the Superbowl. I hate hate hate it. I’ve always watched with my dad and brother since I was really little, and I get so emotional whenever this time of year comes around because I can’t be with them. This year, my brother is going over his friend’s house so my dad is gonna watch it alone. <BR> <BR> I think I cry more today than I do any other time I’m at school. I just want to be home with my dad for today…just this one day :’( Sun, 5 Feb 2012 17:50:40 EST Day 5-Thank God it's Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4721038 So today marks day 5 and also marks my first full week of my second semester of my junior year of college! Time is going by so fast, and before I know it It'll be summer and the LSATS will be around the corner! Today I woke up, had a huge coffee, went to class, worked, and then had some lunch. I haven't even hit 1000 calories for the day but I'm not terribly hungry either. My weeks are so busy that once Friday comes, I'm usually too tired to do anything...even eat lol. Monday marks the start ... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 20:44:07 EST Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718493 HEYS GUYS GUESS WHAT?! I didn't eat anything after I blogged last night! Woo!! It was super duper hard but I resisted:) Just wanted to update you guys...I'm gonna go get ready, possibly grab lunch, and go to class...hope everyone has a fabulous day! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:52:48 EST Killer cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4717451 I today I woke up at 8:30, went to class, worked until 2, had lunch, bought my textbooks, went to class again, grabbed dinner, did laundry, and now I'm finally relaxing! I like busy days, but I hate feeling exhausted. I stayed within my calories again today, go me:) <BR> <BR> It's about 10 minutes to 10 and I'm sitting in my bed watching television to unwind before I go to sleep, and I have THE worst craving for something sweet, but I already used up all my calories for today. I don't think... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 21:52:33 EST Not a complete failure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4715500 So today I stayed within my calories, hell yeahhh! I didn't go to the gym though. I could sit here and make excuses and say I didn't have time or I was too tired, but I'm trying this new thing where I take responsibility for myself and my choices and try not to blame other people or things for my actions. I was plain old lazy. <BR> <BR> What's on the agenda for tomorrow, you ask? American Lit at 10, work from 11-2, buying textbooks, possibly working out if I have time before my 4 o clock Po... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:53:03 EST Not a complete failure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4715499 So today I stayed within my calories, hell yeahhh! I didn't go to the gym though. I could sit here and make excuses and say I didn't have time or I was too tired, but I'm trying this new thing where I take responsibility for myself and my choices and try not to blame other people or things for my actions. I was plain old lazy. <BR> <BR> What's on the agenda for tomorrow, you ask? American Lit at 10, work from 11-2, buying textbooks, possibly working out if I have time before my 4 o clock Po... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:53:02 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714276 I slept horribly last night and kept waking up, so by the time my 9 am wake up call came around, I literally couldn't get out of bed. I'm gonna go get lunch right now and then go to my classes from 1-5:15, get some dinner, hopefully go to the gym, and then spend some time with the boys watching biggest loser. Hope you all have a great day!:) Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:13:11 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4712568 So I woke up today and went to American Lit at 10 am. During class I ate a Luna protein bar and drank some water. When class was over at 11 I went to work until 2. For lunch I had a 6 inch sub with oil and vinegar, oven roasted turkey, mozzarella cheese, and banana peppers. I also had a strawberry pineapple protein smoothie. Not too bad for day 1 huh? I have yet to eat dinner, but I'll track those calories later on tonight. I have class at 4 and dinner at 6, followed by a ton of homework. I t... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:08:27 EST