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/ Weigh-In, Recap, Goals and a New Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937904 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday and happy June! It's a new month, which means it's a new beginning and a great time to come up with some new goals. Today is a gorgeous day, a high of 66 and sunny. Don't forget to write out some new goals today and get working toward them. I have so much to cover today because I haven't blogged in a few days. Sorry about that, by the way, over the weekend my cold turned into something a lot more. I'm still feeling pretty under the weather, but I'm trying to m... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 12:51:18 EST Orientation and New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935674 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday! How are you all doing on this warm, but gorgeous day? The week is almost over, how are your goals coming along? Plus, it's almost the end of the month, have you achieved your monthly goals? Mine are definitely coming along and I can't wait to share about how I did over this past month, in a few days. <BR> <BR> I had my orientation for work yesterday and it was great. There were three of us there and I felt pretty old. The one girl was 16 and the other 18,... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:13:48 EST Memorial Day and Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934015 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! And more importantly, happy Memorial Day! I am so thankful for those men and women who have sacrificed their own lives in order to save ours. How did your weekend go? Did you make healthy food choices? Have a good workout? I had a great weekend, I worked out once and stayed under my calorie goal both days. The weather here has been crazy today, it's been rainy one minute and then the sun is shining. Oh well, I'll be inside most of the day anyways. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 25 May 2015 14:07:19 EST Weigh-In, Recap and Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933559 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing on this lovely day? Today marks the beginning of a new week, did you achieve your goals last week? Don't forget to set some goals this week! It's in the lower-70's here today, which makes me a very happy girl. Today's been quite busy, I had church in the morning and then had to run some errands for half of the afternoon. Now I'm back home and able to relax for a little while. <BR> <BR> It's Sunday, which means it's my official weigh-in... Sun, 24 May 2015 16:35:33 EST New Job and Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932703 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! It is finally the weekend, can you believe it? This week had just flown by for me. How are your goals coming along? Have you made progress on them? My goals have been met and surpassed already, which I can't believe. I can't wait to share my weekly results on Sunday! <BR> <BR> My interview went really well yesterday, in fact, just 15 minutes after I left, I was called again and told that they wanted me to come back in for a second interview today. Then at ... Fri, 22 May 2015 19:48:20 EST Listening to Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931956 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday! How are you all doing on this beautiful day? We're in the homestretch of the week, are you close to accomplishing your goals? I have another interview this afternoon, so hopefully I'll get positive results. This job would be nice because hopefully I'd be able to transfer to one of their locations out in Seattle once I move. <BR> <BR> This morning, I was feeling incredibly tired and a little fatigued, so I chose not to workout. Maybe I'll workout after ... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:23:53 EST Progress, not Perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930924 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? I'm doing fairly well and I'm enjoying this new week. It's the final full week of the month, how are you doing on achieving your goals? My goals are going well thus far, especially the monthly ones. :) <BR> <BR> I began writing a post yesterday and I was going to write about how wonderful my day was going and talk about the week ahead. Well, that didn't happen because I received some unwelcome mail that turned my day quite nega... Tue, 19 May 2015 16:25:27 EST Weigh-In, Recap and Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929670 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! Did you all have a good week? My week was pretty good overall and I made some great progress toward my goals. Today is a dreary and hot day, I'm not a fan of it, at all! I don't mind the dreary, but this hot weather is not my cup of tea. <BR> <BR> Since today's Sunday, that means my official weigh-in day is here and let me tell you, I had a fantastic result. This morning I weighed in at 309.4, which is a loss of 2.4 pounds!?! Throughout the week, I had a fe... Sun, 17 May 2015 15:08:39 EST Nutrition is Key http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928707 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! The weekend is upon us already, can you believe it? This week has simply flown by for me. Have you achieved your goals? Do you have any interesting plans for the weekend? My weekend is probably going to be quite boring, I have nothing fun planned. <BR> <BR> Before I talk about anything else, I need to write about something extremely important. This morning, while on Facebook, a woman that I "like" posted something that talked about how important nutrition i... Fri, 15 May 2015 14:44:07 EST Fatigue and Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928210 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday! How are you all doing today? We're so close to being at the weekend, how are you doing on your goals? Mine are going amazingly so far, I'm right on track to meet and exceed mine. <BR> <BR> Yesterday went well, I worked out and was under my calorie goal. I love being able to look at my weight, nutrition and fitness chart and see how my numbers are each day. It's really interesting to see how my weight changes from day to day because I'm able to analyze why... Thu, 14 May 2015 17:20:19 EST Quick Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927599 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all doing on this beautiful day? I'm doing well and I'm enjoying the day. This week is going by fairly quickly now, I can't believe it's already Wednesday. Oh well, another week will be gone soon enough. <BR> <BR> My day yesterday was off and on, I stayed under my calorie goal and I worked out, so that's a good thing. However, I ate more than I wanted to and I ate some chips while I was waiting for my lunch. I logged the chips and made sure th... Wed, 13 May 2015 15:39:58 EST Mindset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926425 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! How are all of you doing today? It's a pretty dreary day here, but I love it and am thankful nevertheless. Today marks a new week and we get a chance to begin new. So make some goals for yourself, get a workout in and make healthy food choices. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did not have a good day nutritionally, honestly, my whole weekend was full with unhealthy food choices. Today is a new day though and I will make healthier choices.It would be incredibly easy for... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:58:50 EST Weigh-In, Recap and Weekly Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925797 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing on this rainy weekend day? It's a bit cooler here today, but I love it! These 60 degree days can stay here as long as they want! How did your week go? Personally, I cannot believe it is already the weekend, the week has flown by for me. Since it's Sunday, there are a few things that I want to talk about today. First, I'll be recapping my weekend. Second, it's my official weigh-in day. Third, I'll recap how my week went and I'll be shar... Sun, 10 May 2015 13:19:50 EST Small Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924329 Happy Thursday! How are you all doing today? I'm doing wonderful and feeling amazing! It's an absolutely beautiful day here. The sun is shining with a slight breeze and right around 80. How is the weather by all of you? <BR> <BR> This morning I had coffee with my best friend and then we went down to our church to help set up for her sister's wedding. The wedding is tomorrow, so there is a lot to get done. Helping to set up the church gave me a great workout, I helped move tables and helped ... Thu, 7 May 2015 14:27:29 EST Marathon, not a Sprint http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923059 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? It is rainy and a bit cooler here, but I love it! :) It's in the lower 60's today and that is absolutely perfect weather for me! This morning my fat caliper came in the mail, I can't wait to use it! :) Also, I went out for coffee with my best friend again and had a wonderful morning with her. <BR> <BR> I received a bit more information about the job I interviewed for and I'm not taking it. Ugh! After doing some research on my o... Tue, 5 May 2015 12:19:09 EST Weigh-In and Looking Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921802 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing today? How are all of your goals coming along? Mine as going fairly well thus far. :) It's been a wonderful weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing what this week has in store. Plus, my best friend got to town today and we'll be spending time together numerous times throughout the week. :) I'm going to go over how Friday and Saturday went before I say anything else. <BR> <BR> I had a good day on Friday until the evening. I ate more th... Sun, 3 May 2015 12:30:51 EST New Month, New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920803 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! How are you all doing today? It's May 1st, which means a new month is upon us. Today is a clean slate, what are we going to do to make it count? There are so many things that we can accomplish this month if we put our minds to it. I shared my goals a few days ago, what are your goals for the month? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had another good day and I ended April on a positive note, which I'm so happy about. According to my records, I was 1041 calories under my ... Fri, 1 May 2015 12:24:09 EST Weigh-In and Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920247 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday! How are you all doing on this beautiful day? Can you all believe that it's the final day of April? I can't, this month has simply flown by and I cannot wait to see what May has in store for me. My one final paper has been graded and I'm ending the class with a 100%, which makes me incredibly happy. <BR> <BR> It is the final day of April, which means that I had a weigh-in and took my measurements. I loved the results I saw at my weigh-in, although, I do bel... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:08:06 EST Weight Loss Study and Small Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919656 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! How are you all doing today? It's a sort of gloomy day here, but I'm thankful for the day, nevertheless. I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of April, this month is flown by. Since tomorrow is the last day of the month, I'm going to weigh-in and see where I'm ending the month. Which means that I'll also take some measurements, it'll be interesting to see what those numbers are now. I'm excited to see what May has in store for me and what progress I ma... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:50:58 EST Moving Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919237 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> How are you all doing on this beautiful Tuesday afternoon? I'm doing wonderful today, a little bored, but wonderful nevertheless. Yesterday afternoon I turned in my final paper and presentation, which means that I'm officially done! Now I just need to wait for my grades and I will officially have my Bachelor's degree! :) It feels really strange to be done with my degree, especially since I went from being extremely busy to not having to do anything. So today has been fille... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:20:04 EST Update and Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918508 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> How are you all today? I'm sorry it has been so long since my last post, 10 weeks. Eek! Sadly, not a ton of things have happened since then, but I do have some very exciting news. I have just a couple days until I graduate with my Bachelor's degree, May 3rd is the official final day! :) Plus, I went out to Seattle for my grad school interview and just a few days later, I found out that I was accepted! So, by September at the latest, I'll be moving out to Seattle. <BR> <B... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:44:10 EST Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867263 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! How are you all doing today? It is a very snowy day, the Midwest is being attacked with a huge snow storm. Thankfully, my area is only getting 4-7" of snow and now the almost foot that many other areas are getting. The snow is sidelining my best friend from getting back here when she wanted to, but hopefully she'll get here tomorrow by lunch. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was weigh-in day, I was feeling much better about it than I did last week. Although I gained weig... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:52:50 EST 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