SARAHST0T's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SARAHST0T SARAHST0T'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/ Epic fail. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597098 So this week has been absolutely terrible. Monday night i went to the restaurant staff party at 7 and left at 845 because i didnt want to be out too late. Hubby had met me there and was following me home. I literally was so tired i couldnt concentrate on driving and ended up rear ending a pickup truck stopped at a red light less than half a mile from my house. The pickup then proceeded to hit the car in front of him and that car hit the car in front of them. Luckily no one was hurt but i s... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:21:30 EST Short and sweet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592486 So I went to the gym yesterday in the afternoon, so I opted out of going to the gym this morning. But I have a 10 hour work day and then a party from 7-9 so going to the gym after will be next to impossible. So it will be a rest day, came sooner than I'd have liked, but that's OK. <BR> <BR> I had a busy weekend, I ended up going to the Patriots playoff game Saturday at Gilette which was awesome! Can't wait to see them play next weekend. <BR> <BR> Anyways, hope everyone had a great weeken... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:27:07 EST Down 4.5 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589626 Ok, so maybe most of it was period bloat, but I did also work hard and get my butt to the gym by 5am 4 times this week! Hope to continue making progress this coming week! Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:19:55 EST Remedies for super dry hands? Tracking food advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588131 So I work in child care and wearing gloves to change diapers comes along with the territory, but in the wintertime my hands get SUPER DRY and cracked and even bleed and just physically hurt even when I'm not wearing the gloves. I don't know what scabies is, but from what I picture in my mind that is exactly what my hands look like. Like I've been stabbed by a million tiny razors. <BR> <BR> I've tried SO many different lotions but my hands are so bad that even the unscented ones sting my ha... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 13:23:11 EST Mental Note: Do Not Sit on Couch After Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586468 So I get home after going to the gym and working a 10+ hour day (including commute) and do a little housework, eat some dinner. Then I get the great idea to relax. "Just for a minute," I say. But is it ever REALLY a minute? Nope, within 5 minutes I'm dead asleep on the couch. Usually before 8 o'clock. I need to stop doing this! It's getting in the way of my Sparktime and that simply is not OK, lol. My perfect login streak is now out the window. On top of this I randomly wake up between 1 and... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 05:56:59 EST Plan of Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583437 So I've been totally slacking this weekend and need to fullh recommit myself to a healthy mindset. Therefore I've set up a list of daily goals and a plan of action for the remainder of Janary and plan to blog every night on my progress. <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> [ ] go to gym every day before work and exercice for at least 30 minutes. <BR> [ ] gym on Saturday OR sunday for at least 30 minutes. <BR> [ ] weigh in on Friday. <BR> [ ] run at least 1¼ miles @ 5.5 mph and 3.0 inline without stop... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:51:28 EST Babysitting Zzz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581404 so I've been at these peoples house for 6 hours now normally they're home by like 930 and all I want to do is eat everything in their house and take a nap. here's to hoping I can make some good decisions tonight lol. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:53:32 EST Winter Wonderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579823 So I had today off of work because my work decided to observe the day after New Year's instead of on NYE. Needless to say I went to bed very late last night, maybe around 2-3am (since I FINALLY had an opportunity to sleep in!). Hubby woke up at 5 per usual to go to work. 6:30am rolls around and who comes through the front door but my husband, who just walked home 2 miles from the gas station IN THE SNOW because he locked his keys in his car. I felt awful - he told me he called me a bunch ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:17:26 EST A Very Bitstrip New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578145 HAPPY NEW YEAR! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1498490910.jpg"> <BR> Has anyone ever used the Bitstrips app? So cute! Anyways, this is comic book me enjoying a nice workout - the first of 2014! I'm so excited to get this year started right. I weighed in at 169 lbs this morming *womp womp* so I have about 30 lbs to go until my goal weight! Even better, I lost 28 lbs last year - a huge accomplishment! So I'm already about halfway there when you think about it. <BR> ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:28:09 EST Holiday Cheer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572802 Christmas came and went in a flash! I'm still trying to get my head on straight after all of the holiday festivities! I am so excited for the new year and all of this craziness to come to an end so that I can refocus on fitness and lose that last 25 pounds! I'm hoping to be a lot more active on SP this coming week and of course in the new year! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had an incredible holiday filled with lots of loved ones and laughter and cheer. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:01:49 EST Busy busy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568556 We lost our afternoon help in my classroom so it seems like I've been pulling 10 hour shifts for last 2 months when really its only been two weeks. plus I work Saturday night so I have literally had no time to myself. but I'm excited because tonight I'm going to see the light display at my local zoo and then going to see anchorman 2! and then tomorrow I get to spend all day Christmas shopping because I haven't even started yet and then a Christmas party tomorrow night. maybe Sunday I'll get ... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:45:10 EST glad that weekend is over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565682 I was doing so well with the blogging until this past weekend, which utterly stunk. Lots of snow, shoveling, throwing up, repeat. I literally didn't want to crawl out of bed this morning but had the joy of waking up to hubby heaving. No fun. This morning I've done nothing but eat eat eat all kinds of christmas cookies and goodies. But I'm done feeling sorry for myself. Im going to drink my water and make good food choices for the rest of the day and put my big girl pants back on (metaphoric... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:57:17 EST Snow storm. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564557 All snuggled up watching Christmas movies while the snow comes down. Such a relaxing night! Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:22:18 EST Dec. 13 - You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564044 Ugh sorry for the late blog. Yesterday I woke up at 3 in the morning thinking "Uh oh, this isn't good. Laid there for 15 minutes trying to go to sleep, didn't happen. Then went downstairs where I threw up twice and had diarrhea. Gross. Then I had the added joy of working 7-4. I came home and passed out and am JUST waking up now. So yeah, that was my day yesterday. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 07:55:12 EST O Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157930333.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! <BR> <BR> So happy to finally have my tree and lights up! This home is finally starting to feel homey! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:29:57 EST Mooooo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562188 So I've done nothing but graze like a cow today! It's bad, a grape here, a cracker there. I can't even keep track of it all now. Ugh, need to refocus and have a better afternoon. <BR> <BR> My mom's friend ended up lending her a car so I have that to use until the end of the week thank goodness. <BR> <BR> I'm working til 6 tonight and then going to a friend's house for dinner. It will be nice to catch up with a good friend. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having an awesome day! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:13:21 EST No rental car for me. :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561376 So my mom was nice enough to drop my car off to be fixed from the accident I got into in late October (the other person's insurance FINALLY said they would pay for me to have a rental). She had all the information to go to the rental place and pick up my car only they wouldn't sign the car over to her because she's not me so she wouldn't be insured on the car to drive it to me at my work so she could get her car back from me. And of course, the rental place is only open from 9-6 and I work ... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:29:23 EST Thanks for the nausea, yogurt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560538 So this morning I went to eat my yogurt and there was something not right with it. The texture and taste were WAY off, so after one bite it went in the trash. Since then I've been really nauseous. Weird thing is, I've been STARVING all day. And yeah, I'm one of those weird people where if I feel nauseous I just keep eating and eating trying to convince myself I'm hungry and not just sick. So the rest of today should be interesting. Gonna work REALLY hard to get in at LEAST 6 cups of wat... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:52:53 EST Long day of unpacking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560034 So today, minus the two hours I spent getting my car from FIL's house and going to Walmart to buy hardware for the house, I spent ALL day unpacking, from 11 am until just now at 9 pm. Now I am officially wiped out. I didn't even finish unpacking yet, UGH! But the house looks SOOOO much better already. Can't wait to get everything unpacked so I can start decorating! Woot woot! <BR> <BR> Didn't eat much today, iced tea and a breakfast sandwich from Dunkin's for breakfast, banana and fiber... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:07:06 EST At Mohegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559306 @ Mohegan Sun for FILs birthday. update later! <BR> <BR> So today I had roughly 8 cups of water. I ate TERRIBLE, but had <BR> -turkey cheese wrap with little mayo <BR> -bag of baked lays <BR> -dunkin turkey sausage wrap <BR> -400 calorie cookie <BR> -1/2 cup bbq pulled chicken <BR> -1/4 lb bbq beef brisket <BR> -1/4 cup baked beans <BR> -1 small piece of cornbread. <BR> <BR> So, I drank more water, but went way over on calories unfortunately. Weekends have always been harder because they ... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 19:38:41 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558178 So hubby left for work about 5:20 and I wake up when he leaves and snuggle under my covers for a bit til I need to get up. The plan was to get out of bed at 5:50, didn't get up until 6:10, woops. But I DID go to the gym and spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and burned 360 calories! Woot! <BR> <BR> You know it's been a long time since your last gym visit when you walk in and the entire place has been remodeled. Womp womp... ALSO, it is NOT easy to work out after taking two months off. M... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 07:49:52 EST Gym tomorrow morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557857 I'm posting this as my blog entry title to guilt myself into actually going to the gym in the morning, haha. Gotta start somehow, right? Finally have gym clothes so no more excuses! Today has been a good day so far, tracked everything that I ate so far today, didn't drink as much water as I would have liked but, 4 cups is better than none. So excited that tomorrow is Friday! Only about 51 hours separating me from my weekend! Woohoo! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 19:27:28 EST Looong few days ahead. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556870 So, no workout clothes this morning so I did not go to the gym. However, on my way to work I realized that today and tomorrow I work 9 hours, Friday I work 8 hours, and Saturday I have a work conference from 8am - 4pm and then work at the restaurant from 5-11. So I will literally have NO time to myself, so sad. But I still want to try to make it to the gym before work in the mornings. Yesterday was good as far as eating went, stayed in calorie range and pretty much met all my protein, fat... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 14:09:24 EST So it begins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556035 So here we are one day later, I'm glad to be blogging and not failing miserably on the goal I set for myself in the first 24 hours. Last night I went out for Chinese food, which I probably shouldn't have had, but I ALSO went food shopping to start eating healthier starting this morning, which so far so good. Didn't make it to the gym before work, but want to start getting into the habit of that again soon. Seriously though I have no gym clothes (or any clothes, really) unpacked or clean. ... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:30:22 EST I'm baaaaack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555191 So the move was successful and I am happy to say that I have internet set up at my house and will slooooowly begin my transition back to Sparkpeople. That being said, I have decided to set a goal for myself! A GOAL! How exciting! <BR> <BR> This goal isn't fitness related, because as I mentioned in previous blogs, I have strayed far, far away from that course (though I do want to get back to it!). Instead, I have set the goal for myself to blog every day until the end of December. I know... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:37:19 EST Getting back into it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545085 So today marks the day I slowly get back in the swing of things. As far as I know, my mortgage will be completely financed by Thursday and there is NOTHING left on my end that I need to do, which takes a HUGE burden off my shoulders. I didn't make it to the gym this morning, but am planning on going food shopping tonight so I can stop all this fast food/eating out. My body (and I'm sure the scale, too) has been HATING me for it. I want to feel good again like I did when I was working out ... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:27:54 EST Unnecessarily long hiatus/funk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540333 So, for anyone who has missed me, I am sorry to have taken such a long break. That being said, I'm not officially back for good - yet. The last few months have been the most stressful ever, trying to find a house and not really trusting the team of people I'm working with but getting so far into the process that I can't back out. First I had the house, then I didn't have the house, now it looks like I have the house again, and in the meantime I've been dishing out thousands and thousands o... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:53:13 EST Very stressful few weeks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522889 It's been a whirlwind the past couple weeks, and I have not really taken care of myself. Between house hunting, having all kinds of showings, submitting paperwork, putting offers on houses, I've had NO time for myself. I FINALLY got an accepted offer on a house I LOVE, the loan officer said everything was perfect for my loan application, I FINALLY thought things were looking up, and then last night happened. <BR> <BR> I was driving home and got rear ended, and then ended up hitting the car... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 06:59:45 EST It's my two year wedding anniversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506660 Today is my two-year wedding anniversary. I have a long day ahead but then hubby and I will be going out to dinner to celebrate. With house hunting and me working two jobs and babysitting on the side, we haven't had much time to just relax and enjoy each other's company, so tonight is much needed! As I mentioned before, I wanted to get down to 165 by my anniversary since that was the weight I was when I met my husband. On my official weigh-in on Friday I was 164 and today, the day of my a... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 07:13:29 EST Progress Pics and LBD Pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504173 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l750856257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1051164339.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't know how well these will show up as SP likes to mutate pictures sometimes, but here are some progress pictures from the beginning of the year as well as pics of the LBD that I bought a few weeks ago! If anyone has ANY idea what type of bra to wear with that dress please let me know, haha, as the one I was wearing in the pic... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:22:59 EST I Did It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504153 So today was my last weigh-in before my anniversary which is this coming Monday, and I made it to my first goal weight! I wanted to get down to 165 which is what I weighed when I met my husband, and I weighed in this morning at 164! I am BEYOND excited! Next goal, into the 150's by Halloween! 5 more pounds in 27 days? I think I can do it! Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:00:31 EST Happy October! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502278 So I feel like I'm full of excuses and apologies, but sorry AGAIN for being MIA again this week. But at least this time it's for a good reason. We finally have enough saved up that my husband is entertaining the idea of buying a house! We talked to a loan officer and with a tiny tweaking of our credit score we will be pre-approved! We looked at a house and put an offer on it, but the seller didn't accept it. This week has been crazy trying to get documents together and taxed and proof of... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:24:32 EST Great Day So Far! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498485 So today I went to the gym and started running on the treadmill like I've been doing every day for the last two weeks. I've been trying SO hard to run 1.5 miles without stopping, and every day I get to 1 mile, 1.25 miles, the highest I had gotten was 1.37. Today I told myself, "just keep running, you can get there! If you can make it to 1.37 you can run ONE MORE MINUTE and get to 1.5" and... I DID IT! I was SO excited! <BR> <BR> Also when I first got to the gym I weighed myself and this ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:44:02 EST Feeling lousy, blahhhh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496180 Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Had a SUPER busy weekend, babysat all day Saturday, worked all Saturday night, went to the Pats game all day Sunday, and started my work week on Monday. All this go go go and the fact that ALL of my babies have had colds this month and I think my immune system has just called it quits. I have had a terrible cold and been sleeping every spare second the last few days. Bear with me! I will make a comeback and start getting back on SP more regularly!... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:10:49 EST Motivational Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491211 I weighed in this morning at 167.5, so a +.5 lb gain since two weeks ago. I'm kinda meh about it. I know I haven't worked as hard as I could so I expected not to lose any weight, but it still is kind of disappointing. <BR> <BR> HowEVER, even though I've been extremely busy this week and not been able to get on SP as much as I'd like, I HAVE noticed something. I actually have started to think that I look better and smaller! It's taken losing almost 30 pounds to do it, but I can actually l... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:23:33 EST Happy Monday! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487325 So the weekend was crazy and I didn't bother tracking but I didn't have a lot of opportunities to eat (but when I did I didn't make the healthiest choices) so it could have been better, but it also could have been a lot worse. I thought about my goals, and I think it is still important to eat within range and drink all the water and workout, so I'm still going to blog to hold myself more accountable for that. I've decided to make the shrinking jeans challenge just a little bonus, because ho... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:08:04 EST Feeling myself slipping up... Recap September 12. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484301 So I'll start off by saying I have a crazy weekend coming up. In 20 minutes I will leave for work, and then after work I will have a quick dinner out with my hubby and then I'm spending the night at a sleep lab because I sleep far too much for a normal 25-year-old and I want to look into it further. Then tomorrow morning-ish I will leave the sleep lab and go straight to a babysitting job from like 11am-4pmish. After that I work at the restaurant from 4:30-9:30ish. Sunday morning I have a ... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:00:07 EST Recap September 9, 10, 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483045 MONDAY, SEPT 9 <BR> <BR> I DID go to the gym, I DID NOT do my shrinking jeans challenge, I DID drink enough water, and I DID stay within calorie range. <BR> <em>248</em> <em>39</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> TUESDAY, SEPT 10 <BR> I DID go to the gym, I DID NOT do my shrinking jeans challenge, I DID drink enough water, and I DID stay within calorie range. <BR> <em>248</em> <em>39</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> WEDNESDAY, SEPT 11 <BR> I DID NOT g... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:23:16 EST Recap September 7 & 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480195 Saturday's Goals: <BR> <BR> I DID go to the gym and managed to run a mile without stopping! Woohoo! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID NOT do the shrinking jeans challenge. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I probably was under on my water, didn't track it. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I was over on my calories. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I won't consider that day a complete failure because I DID spend 8 hours moving my little sister into college and moving around furniture and setting up furniture and... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 06:46:16 EST Recap September 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478376 So uhhh, yeah. Yesterday was a complete wash. :( I think it's safe to say I met zero of my goals. I didn't even drink enough water lol. It was my sister's last night home so we had dinner of chinese food to celebrate for her and then I went out with some friends and had two drinks and then buzzed Sarah decided it would be a good idea to get a McChicken AND a McDouble from McDonald's and eat that right before bed. Of course i wouldn't stop at just one, ugh. <BR> <BR> But today is a new d... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 07:40:34 EST Recap September 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477157 Finally managed to stay up til 9 o'clock! Woohoo! Man I feel old just saying that, lol. Onto my goals: <BR> <BR> I DID drink 64oz of water. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID eat in my calorie range provided by SP, but my protein was super low. :/ <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID do my shrinkingjeans.net challenge. The 15 squats sure beat the 28 I did yesterday, but were still super tough as my legs really hurt from yesterday! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID go to the gym. Same workou... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:11:46 EST Recap September 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476785 Posting this real quick at work, I don't know why but it's been so hard for me to stay up at night to do it! <BR> <BR> I DID drink 64 oz of water. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID eat in my calorie range provided by SP. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID do my shrinkingjeans.net challenge. (For those of you who commented about this, they have monthly challenge calendars at the website shrinkingjeans.net. You can see the calendar either at the website or in my blog, September Goals, from a ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:46:18 EST Recap September 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475775 So I had attempted creating a video blog for today, and I made it on my phone camera and then couldn't figure out how to upload it. So, FAIL. But I did want to update everyone on yesterday's goals. <BR> <BR> I DID drink 64oz of water. I had four 16.9oz bottles of water. So... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID stay within calorie range, although it was on the higher end (still counting this as a victory, though!). :/ <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I DID NOT do the Sept. 3 shrinking jeans chal... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:39:18 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473693 Can't believe September is here! I love the fall time, and am excited to see some cooler weather in the coming weeks! Also excited to start taking runs again outside once it cools down! I figured, what better time than now to set some goals for myself for the month of September? There's a lot that I want to accomplish by the first week in October, including losing at least 5 more pounds, so I thought it would do me some good to have some goals to refer back to! <BR> <BR> The first thing ... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 16:39:34 EST Self-sabotage... Ugh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471790 So I weigh-in yesterday and am SOOO excited to be in the 160s, so what do I do? Stuff my face all day yesterday and today.. Great job losing all that weight Sarah, why don't you have a brownie, some pizza, a huge ice cream, and a chocolate chip cookie, and a huge sub? You earned it, naaaahhht. I'm cutting myself off right now. Luckily I work tonight and won't have a chance to binge tonight. Gotta keep reminding myself that the healthy eating is the way to go, and that if I want a treat i... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:10:51 EST Reached the 160s! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470536 Earlier this week I had posted that I had just barely made it to the 160s, weighing in at 169.5. Today, on my official weigh-in day, I am 169 even! I lose 2.5 lbs this week and am so incredibly happy. One of my goals has been to get down to the weight I was when I met my husband by our two-year wedding anniversary, which is on October 7. With just over 5 weeks to do this, I only need to lose .75 lbs a week which I feel like is actually doable! I was so worried before, but thankfully the ... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:17:53 EST Whirlwind of a day (yesterday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467504 So yesterday was my first day at my new job! I left at 7:30 to get there by 8:30, since GPS told me it would take 22 minutes and I wanted to be early. Well, 22 minutes was more like an hour and 22 minutes with traffic and I got there at 8:45. :( Needless to say I will have to find an alternate route because I am definitely NOT a good traffic driver. I just get anxious and start yelling at cars and borderline crying because I'm not going anywhere lol. Woe is me. <BR> <BR> As it turned ou... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:11:05 EST Sudden urge to go to Paris? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462390 So I randomly decided tonight that I want to go to Paris. Don't get me wrong, I've thought about it before, but for some reason tonight I just decided that I really really want to go. I took French for 6 years in middle and high school and for 4 semesters in college, not that I think I'm fluent or anything. but I could probably get by conversationally. I've always WANTED to go to Paris, and my mom is super old-fashioned and Victorian-loving and I pretty much associate her with Paris and Lo... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:55:51 EST Last week at my job. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460275 So Friday will be my last day at my current job. On Monday I start a new job and I am really excited about it! I will be making a little more money and I will get to work with the babies instead of in the toddler room, and I LOVE me some babies. But I still find myself not wanting to say goodbye to my little two-year-old rugrats, who really have grown on me. Ugh, such is life, always finishing one chapter and having to let go in order to move on to bigger and better things. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:40:26 EST Finally something good this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457403 So after a nightmare-ish week (read previous blog), something good finally happened. Today is my weigh-in day and I weighed in at... *drumroll please* 172.5 LBS! That's 4 pounds down since last Friday when I weighed in at 176.5! I was really nervous since I weighed in mid-day today and haven't gone to the gym in the last two days. :/ But this just made my day and pretty much made up for the crappy week I've been having. And just a quick recap of my exercise at the gym today: <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:05:00 EST