SARABENGSCH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SARABENGSCH SARABENGSCH'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/ Wednesday Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864682 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all doing today? Sorry for not blogging for a few days, but I have been busy and feeling off. However, I am back now and feeling much better. My nutrition was very off and I was making many excuses. I did not even really weigh-in on Sunday because I knew that I would not like the number that I saw. Monday I had ever intention to get back on track but I had a doctor appointment where I had a procedure done and I was quite uncomfortable after it w... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:08:48 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861065 Hi all! <BR> Happy Friday! How are you all doing today? I am doing alright today, ready to get back in the swing of things. I will be honest, the past two days my nutrition was off, especially Wednesday. Yesterday I tried to get back on track and was doing well until the evening, I did not eat enough throughout the day and I paid for it in the evening. Today is a new day though and I am thankful for the new beginning that today offers. From now on, I am upping the intensity of my strength tra... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:35:43 EST Weigh-In and Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857970 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all doing today? It's a eh sort of day here in southeastern Wisconsin, both weather wise and emotionally. That loss in the football game yesterday afternoon was brutal, but it is what it is, congratulations to the Seahawks. Now it's time to focus on schoolwork even more and looking ahead to baseball season :) <BR> <BR> Yesterday was weigh-in day and I was pretty excited for it, I had a great week in regards to fitness and nutrition. I had 200 offi... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:53:06 EST Discouraged and Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855861 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! How are you all doing today? I cannot believe it's already Friday, this week has flown by, which is both a positive and negative. This week I have not accomplished as much as I had hoped, but thankfully I'm ahead on my homework. I just need to push through and continue moving forward. <BR> <BR> I'm going to be honest, this week I have been feeling really down for some reason. I have been feeling so fatigued, tired and lacking motivation. The reason why is un... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:53:35 EST Weigh-In and Misleading Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852631 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all doing today? It's an absolutely beautiful day here, a bit cold, but beautiful. It's suppose to be warming up this week, today is going to be our coldest day. By the end of the week, it'll be in the upper 30s again! :) <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my official weigh-in day, but I weighed myself again this morning because today is when we are supposed to weigh-in for my challenge. My weigh-in yesterday put me at 294.4, I'm retaining water, majorly. T... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:38:07 EST New Experiences and Enduring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850463 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! How are you all doing today? It's a beautiful yet cold day here in Wisconsin. Beginning tomorrow, it is suppose to be warming up. We'll be in double digits before windchill and that's a very happy thought. It was my nephew's birthday 2 days ago and tomorrow afternoon we're celebrating. Hopefully my sister-in-law will have some healthier options available, doubtful but I still have hope. If not, I'll make the best choices that I can or simply eat at home instea... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:54:03 EST Strength Training and School Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848712 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all doing today? I am absolutely wonderful, feeling motivated and a good sore. It's another cold day here, but I'm not letting that get me down. Today I'm feeling really great, motivated, happy, and just excited for life. It is truly amazing what a positive attitude does for you, emotionally and physically. <BR> <BR> This morning I had a killer legs and cardio day, by the end of my strength training session, my legs were shaking. The last 30 s... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:54:04 EST No Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847851 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? It's a beautiful, yet cold day here in southeastern Wisconsin. Today it only feels like -11 with windchill instead of -25, like it was yesterday. Is winter over yet?!? I'll answer my own question, not by a long shot. November and December were incredibly mild, so January and February for sure, will probably be full on winter. This week our highest high is 16 and that's before windchill. It is what it is though and I'll deal with i... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:40:38 EST Weigh-In and Loneliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845852 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing today? Sorry I have been so quiet the past few days, I have taken a turn for the worse in regards to my sickness. I've been having horrendous sinus headaches and no matter what I do, they are continually getting worse. If it continues, I'll be heading in to the doctor soon. It's sort of a dreary day here as well, so how I'm feeling is correlating with the weather. We have snow on the ground (ugh!) and it's been cloudy. Tomorrow it's suppo... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:39:42 EST First Weigh-In of 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842860 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday and happy 2015! :) Did you all have a good new year's eve? Mine was incredibly boring, just as I imagined. Sat at home, talked to my best friend on the phone and did some reading. In other words, it was a pretty typical Wednesday night. :) Oh and I also watched something on TV that my favorite singer/actor participated in and it was spectacular. He helped sing a medley of Frank Sinatra songs, it doesn't get much better than that! What did you all do to ring i... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:08:43 EST Reflections and New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841997 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday and last day of the year! I cannot believe that it is the final day of 2014. This year has absolutely flown by,they always seem to. Tomorrow marks a fresh start, a new year. That's the joy of our lives, each day is a clean slate and we can start anew. It is a definite blessing. Man, let me tell you, many days I need that fresh start. <BR> <BR> How are you all going to be ringing in the new year? I'll be at home and will probably be ringing in the new year ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:50:53 EST Yearly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841396 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? It is freaking freezing out right now, where did these below zero temperatures come from? I am SO over winter, it can be done at any time. This sickness is really starting to get on my nerves and its only been 4 days. :( It's really having an effect on my appetite and that's not a good thing. I've had to force myself to eat the past few days at pretty much every meal time. I'm trying my hardest to get in enough calories each day. ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:44:46 EST Trust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840634 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all doing on this beautiful day? The sun is shining again, which makes me incredibly happy, however it is colder. Sadly, it is going to drop close to 10 degrees over the next two days, but then it will warm up again. I'm still sick today but the medication that I'm taking is helping, thankfully. <BR> <BR> Today I want to talk about something that is incredibly important to me, in all aspects of life, trust. Yesterday afternoon, I learned somethin... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:56:57 EST Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839960 Hi all! <BR> <BR> How are you all on this beautiful Sunday morning? It's gorgeous here, a bit colder than it has been but the sun is shining today. On Tuesday and Wednesday, it is supposed to get quite cold here, so I'm not looking forward to that but I shouldn't have to go out in it, thankfully. <BR> Although it's a beautiful day, I am incredibly bummed. Yesterday, I got a full-on cold. It's been ridiculous, I'm feeling a bit better this morning after taking some medication for it but I'm ... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:11:56 EST Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837688 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? It is another dreary day, sun, where are you?!? Today is just a blah day all around, I'm sick, hopefully it'll pass through quickly. What perfect time, huh? Just in time for the holidays. In fact, my dad is sick as well and my mom was last night. So, apparently something is going around. My schedule is all out of whack this week, with Christmas, and as much as I love the holidays, I despise when my schedule is different. It'll be ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:49:03 EST Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836385 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing today? It's a sort of dreary day here, it has been really cloudy the past few days. I do miss the sun, it always makes my days a bit better. Although it'll continue to be cloudy most of the week, it is going to warm up a bit over the next three days. However, it will get colder again by the end of the week. It's December in Wisconsin though, so what can I do? I keep look at the weather out by my boyfriend and the temperatures are making m... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:44:43 EST Random Topics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834514 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all doing today? I'm doing absolutely wonderful, tired, but wonderful nevertheless. I stayed up later last night because my boyfriend had to teach last night until 10 his time, which is midnight my time. Being able to end my night talking to him, is worth all the tiredness I feel though. Is it January yet? I am so ready to go and visit him, it'll be wonderful to spend a few days with him. :) Oh, and I just have to mention how proud I am of him b... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:11:21 EST My Own Worst Enemy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833388 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all doing today? It's a exceptionally warm December day, we have a high of 48 today. It is December 15th, in Wisconsin and it is almost 50 degrees. Is this real?!? Sadly, it'll be down into the 20s and 30s again by Wednesday. <BR> <BR> This morning I have been watching a show about individuals who weigh 600 lbs or above and their weight loss journey's. It really made me think about myself and my weight loss journey. Yes, it is difficult to lose w... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:10:59 EST Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832872 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing on this dreary Sunday morning? It has been ridiculously foggy here today and yesterday, but it has been in the upper 30s and lower 40s, so I can't really complain. If it was always like this in December, I would be much more prone to continue living here in Wisconsin. However, this is very strange for the middle of December, not to mention that there is still some snow on the ground. <BR> <BR> Yesterday marked one year since my grandmot... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:33:03 EST Body Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830992 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all doing on this dreary, yet beautiful December day? I cannot believe it's already the 10th of December! This month is flying by, it'll be my dad and boyfriend's birthday's soon, only 9 more days. I can't wait to celebrate both of these amazing men in my life, they are each such a blessing. Speaking of my boyfriend, he left for Arizona today because of his job :( So that means we won't be talking as much over the next few days, which is sad, bu... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:40:39 EST I'm Back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829675 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Look who's back! It has been about a month since my last post and as promised, now I'm back. This past month has been ridiculously crazy and busy. As most of you know, I was in three classes in 5 weeks, so it was crazy! This past week was finals week and on Saturday afternoon, I turned in final number three. I can finally take some time to relax, so I am going to enjoy it. <BR> <BR> During my month off from blogging, I sprained my ankle and it was in a boot. On Saturday, ... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:12:06 EST Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805679 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all doing today? It is another absolutely gorgeous day here! Today is the official start of my next school session, let the craziness begin. Thankfully I have gotten some work done this past weekend, so I have a bit of a head start. <BR> <BR> My nutrition has been majorly off the past few days, the stress had gotten a hold of me. I weighed-in today (I forgot to yesterday morning) and I am honestly surprised that I only gained a small amount. Eit... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:58:37 EST Busy - Quick Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802814 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all doing today? I am pretty good today, plus I adore the weather. It truly looks like fall here, leaves have changed color and are falling to the ground, plus the weather has been between 40 and 60. This is my absolute perfect weather and I wish it could be like this all year round. <BR> <BR> This week I am trying my hardest to complete all of this weeks work, plus put the finishing touches on my final and maybe get a head start on my week 1 ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:34 EST Quick Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802079 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all today? I'm doing okay, a little stressed out. Sorry I've been absent lately, life has been crazy lately and its taking its toll on me. I'm trying to stay positive and calm through it all though. What are you all going to do to make today wonderful? <BR> <BR> I am on the 8th day of not having an appetite and it sucks! Every day I have to force myself to eat at every meal and during the day, I don't realize that I need to eat until my hands ge... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:54:22 EST Frustration and Stress Sickness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798714 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all today? It's a bit dreary here and it has been most of the week (I don't really mind it though). I am SO enjoying these temperatures though, highs mostly in the 50s this week. This is absolutely my perfect weather. :) How are all of your weeks going? <BR> <BR> Yesterday was just a negative day, all around. Some time after I ate breakfast yesterday morning, I begin feeling extremely fatigued, a much lowered appetite, and just completely off. ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:50:16 EST Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797443 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all on this lovely fall day? It's a little cloudy out today and there is a major chance of rain this evening but the temperature is absolutely wonderful. What are you all going to do to make this week a great one? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I bought a bunch of delicious stuff to eat the next two weeks, including a new addition to my food routine. Tomato juice is one of my favorite things to drink besides water, it's low calorie and absolutely delicious... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:57:49 EST Weekly Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796728 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all today? The weekend is coming to an end, how are you going to make it a positive one? <BR> <BR> Of course, yesterday after I had already made my post, I was informed that we were not going shopping and it would be happening today now. So I had to re-plan out my day, which wasn't all that much work, just switched the Saturday things to Sunday and vise versa. So yesterday I took a nice walk with my mother and had an enjoyable chat with her. Plus... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:19:37 EST Fat-Burning Zone and Physical Attractiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795914 Hi all! <BR> Two posts today... A few things I just needed to rant about happened after my initial post. <BR> <BR> I read this article this afternoon and it made me re-evaluate a few things in my fitness routine. It was an article about the fat-burning zone and it gave me a way to calculate my average fat-burning zone according to my heart rate. After reading this article and pondering on it, I realized that I've been focusing on numbers again, instead of how I feel. It's true, I have been f... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:10:25 EST Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795830 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! How are you all doing on this beautiful day? What are you going to do to make the end of this week great? I started out by reading for an hour and a half and then got in a small workout while my coffee and breakfast was being made. That's the joy of walking, I can just throw on my HRM and still do other things while getting in a workout. :) Now I'm eating my breakfast, drinking my coffee, listening to my playlist and writing to all of you. <BR> <BR> I was sp... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:20:01 EST Honesty and Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795242 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday! How are you all doing today? It's a beautiful October day here in Wisconsin, the weather has been wonderful lately. :) <BR> <BR> I need to be honest about something... I have not been doing well nutritionally upon returning from my mini-vacation. In the mornings, I always say that today is a new day and I'll do better today but then in the evening, I eat more than I should be eating. Honestly, I am extremely disappointed in myself for this but it is what i... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:10:52 EST Mini-Vacation Recap and Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793587 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all this evening? It has been a beautiful October, fall day here. Honestly, I still cannot believe that it's October already, this year is going by so quickly. I'm sure this month and the rest of this year will fly by as well, it always seems to. <BR> <BR> I had an amazing weekend with my best friend, it was much needed and so nice to just get away for a few days. It's nice to be able to sleep in my own bed again and have internet access again th... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:05:47 EST October Goals and Other Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790446 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy October! How are you all on this beautiful fall day? I am so excited that it's finally October, it is my favorite month of the year. Here in Wisconsin, the leaves are changing colors and ultimately falling off the trees, so it's absolutely beautiful. Plus, the weather is gorgeous, it's colder but it becomes my perfect temperature. I'm able to wear, a 3/4 length sleeve shirt, skinny jeans and boots and be extremely comfortable. Can it just be fall all year round? One o... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:04:53 EST New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789093 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all on this beautiful last September morning? It's cooling down again here and I'm so freaking excited about it! :) What are you going to do to make this week positive? Personally, I'm going to make sure to work hard in all things that I do, make healthy choices and just stay positive in all things. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I finished half of my homework and I can't do anything else until later this week. So I may starting doing some research for my f... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:54:48 EST Weigh-In and Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788458 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all on this bright, sunny and warm fall day? I can't really complain, I'm a bit tired but other than that, I'm wonderful! <BR> <BR> Today was my official weigh-in day and although I technically gained since my last official weigh-in, I still lost weight since my challenge weigh-in on Friday. So, I'm still happy with how I did this past week, especially since there was one day that I went over on my calorie goal. I logged 357/150 official fitness ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:49:54 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787414 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! How are you all on this lovely day? I'm in a freaking fantastic mood for some reason today and I'm loving it!! :) I woke up before my alarm (not necessarily a good or bad thing), got a great workout in, had a good report at the chiropractor, do not have a ton to get accomplished today, and I'm doing well nutritionally. All-in-all, I'm just in a really good mood today. <BR> <BR> This morning, I weigh-in (unofficially) for a fall weight loss challenge I'm a pa... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:34:04 EST Stress Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786843 Happy Thursday! How are you all on this lovely day? I wish our weather here felt a bit more fall like, but I can't really complain. It's sunny and 73 degrees, so it could be a lot worse. In fact, it will be worse, over the weekend, it'll be around 80. I hate weather that warm, I wish it could be in the 50's and 60's all year round. <BR> <BR> I just finished and turned in my final paper and presentation before starting on this post, so I am feeling a lot less stressed. This was something tha... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:22:10 EST Weekly Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786182 I keep forgetting to post my posts from my personal blog on here... oops. Here's today's post: <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> How are you on this Wednesday? Personally, I can't really complain. Staying busy with my homework, I'm focusing on my final paper and presentation today. Things will calm down a bit after this week and won't really get crazy again until about a month from now. I love taking my classes the way they are now but it really stinks that the final of one class and week one of ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:05:09 EST BLC Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626439 Hi all! <BR> <BR> How are you all today? Sorry I've been absent again... Life's been kicking my butt lately both physically and mentally. I have a pulled muscle in my shoulder, I'll be having my wisdom teeth surgically removed next Thursday (the 27th), I've just been hurting all around physically. Mentally things have just been rough, feeling down about myself, which leads to emotional eating, which leads to weight gain. It's a cycle, that's for sure. But I refuse to let my emotions control ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:45:26 EST Weigh-In and Nephew's Birthday Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590981 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing today? Thankfully it'll be a little bit warmer here today, a high of 37. :) I'm sorta bummed that I wasn't able to post yesterday but it was a busy day. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try my best to stay within my calorie goal today but it'll be more difficult because my parents, brother's family, my boyfriend and I are going out to a pizza buffet to celebrate my nephew's birthday and then back to our place for cake and presents. I'm limiting m... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:50:47 EST Weigh-In's and Skinny Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588276 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday! How are you all doing on this beautiful morning? I'm in a very chipper mood today, if you couldn't tell and I have good reason for it. I'm happy to relay that I do not need to do the honesty thing today. I ate at my calorie goal yesterday and I got a small workout in, that is major progress for me! <BR> <BR> I was on myfitnesspal this morning and one of the threads that popped up was a woman who just started her weight loss journey. She had lost 9 pounds in... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 15:52:41 EST Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585654 Okay, I know it's been forever since I've last blogged. I wasn't even blogging on my personal blog for about 5.5 months or so. But I'm back in the new year and wanted to share my latest post! <BR> <BR> Hey all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? It's another cold day here in WI, -35 with windchill but thankfully it's suppose to warm a bit, starting tomorrow and suppose to be in the mid-30's by Friday. :) Oh and I have to say Happy Birthday to my nephew! He's turning 6 to... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:57:23 EST Be Careful What You Say (Day 670) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430889 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all today? It is a warm but beautiful day here. So is it weird that I am really excited for this hiring event I'm going to on Friday night? But I really really want the weekend to be here because I'm going to a Brewers/Rockies game on Saturday night in Denver. :) I haven't been to a baseball game yet this year, so I am freaking excited! <BR> <BR> Let me tell you, it is so incredibly nice to not be overly stressed out about school. The past few w... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:07:41 EST Weigh-In (Day 662) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422035 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all today? It is a colder and rainy here today but I am fully enjoying this colder weather. I feel so much better after my workout, it feels amazing getting back into a fitness routine. When I woke up this morning I was not in a very good mood because I'm stressed out about my money situation which brought on an array of other stress. I did not have very much food in the house so I went grocery shopping this morning, stayed under budget and have en... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:30:29 EST Friends Visiting and Wedding Dress with Pictures (Day 660) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420190 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! How are you all today? It has been such a fun weekend so far with my friends! Last night we went out to dinner to HuHot Mongolian Grill and I had some amazing stir fry and showed Ashley and John my wedding dress. Ashley cried :). And then this morning we went on a hike in Seven Falls... I have a bunch of pictures that I'll post later. Tomorrow they want to go hiking again at Garden of the Gods... I swear, those two are going to kill me. I'm not much into hik... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 21:51:30 EST Weigh-In (Day 655) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414169 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are you all doing today? I am seriously a bad blogger.... again. I've just been so busy with all of my school work. I have all of my typical school work plus a final that's due on Sunday (which I finished yesterday :) ) and then 2 finals due next Sunday. Plus my friends Ashley and John are coming to visit me this weekend (hence why I need to get this homework done early, so I don't have to be doing it while they are here). It is going to be an amazing week... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 10:10:06 EST Raw (Day 650) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409511 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all today? The week is halfway through already, crazy, huh? It is a beautiful day here but it is starting to warm up again. The past few days have been amazing temperature wise but it is July, so I should expect 80 and 90-degree weather. Oh and just a quick warning, I'm going to be pretty raw today and much of my writing won’t be the happiest. <BR> <BR> I had a phone interview yesterday and it went wonderfully. My interviewer wanted me to hav... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:27:27 EST July Goals (Day 647) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406290 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing today? It's finally starting to cool down here thanks to some thunderstorms that we are suppose to be getting over the next few days. And this coming week it's suppose to be in the 70's mostly, so that makes me a very happy girl! :) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow marks the beginning of July (can you believe it?) and so that means it's time to come up with my monthly goals. First let's go over my June goals: needless to say, I did not do very well. S... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:51:13 EST Vlog - Big News, Reflecting on May, Looking toward June (Day 617) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373844 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! How are you all doing today? It's a cloudy and cooler day here in Wisconsin and to be honest, I'm in love with it. :) Okay so I have so much to talk about today and not a ton of free time available to me. I'll try to not have this post be too incredibly long. <BR> <BR> First I want to do a little reflecting on May. All-in-all it has been a really great month and I'm proud to say that I reached all of my goals except one - starting the 30DS again. But I have b... Fri, 31 May 2013 16:16:54 EST Life is Crazy (Day 613) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369316 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day! I cannot even say thank you enough to all the men and women who have given their lives to serve and protect us. How are you all doing today? <BR> <BR> It's the beginning of a new week, what are you all doing to make this week great? This morning I did a few job searches in Colorado and I have an informational session about the job tomorrow afternoon to see if it would be something that I am interested in. So we'll see how it goes and if... Mon, 27 May 2013 12:56:00 EST Weigh-In (Day 612) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368267 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing today? It's a beautiful day here in southeastern Wisconsin and I think that I'm going to go outside and do some walking and just get some fresh air. Hopefully it will help clear my mind as well. <BR> <BR> So I will just get right to it, today is weigh-in day. Honestly I didn't know what to expect this week. Some days I was a little over and some days I was a little under my calorie goal. My fitness was okay... I worked out 4 days and had... Sun, 26 May 2013 09:50:26 EST