SCAROUSEL1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SCAROUSEL1 SCAROUSEL1'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/ Day 197 - Week 29 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740075 Experiencing the ups and fowns of summer, but I am determined to stay strong. <BR> <BR> Last Week 202.4# <BR> This Week 202.8# <BR> Weekly Loss +0.4# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -3.4# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -41.2# Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:33:52 EST DAY 190 - Week 28 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735232 I have missed nine weeks of posting my weigh ins. Today is the day I attempt to get back on posting track. Just because I am busy and it is summer is no reason to not make time. I CAN DO THIS! Slow and steady... SLOW AND STEADY! <BR> <BR> Last Week 202.8# <BR> This Week 202.4# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.4# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -3.8# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -41.6# Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:02:28 EST DAY 134 - Week 19 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696329 5/14 <BR> Spiraled totally our of control during my five day girls, scrapbooking getaway. <BR> <BR> Last Week 198.8# <BR> This Week 203.4# <BR> Weekly Loss +4.6# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -2.8# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -40.6# Fri, 16 May 2014 10:47:45 EST DAY 127 - Week 18 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696327 5/7 <BR> Managed to stay fairly on track while at the ocean. <BR> <BR> Last Week 199.4# <BR> This Week 198.8# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.6# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -7.4# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -45.2# Fri, 16 May 2014 10:45:16 EST DAY 120 - Week 17 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684920 4/30 <BR> ONE-derland! <BR> <BR> Last Week 200.2# <BR> This Week 199.4# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.8# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -6.8# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -44.6# Thu, 1 May 2014 12:30:28 EST DAY 113 - Week 16 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680247 4/23 <BR> Creeping.... <BR> <BR> Last Week 200.8# <BR> This Week 200.2# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.6# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -5.0# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -43.8# Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:48:24 EST DAY 106 - Week 15 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674368 4/16 <BR> S.L.O.O.O.O.O.W. and steady. <BR> <BR> Last Week 201.6# <BR> This Week 200.8# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.8# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -5.4# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -43.2# Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:38:26 EST DAY 99 - Week 14 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669028 4/9 <BR> Creeping... LOL! <BR> <BR> Last Week 201.8# <BR> This Week 201.6# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.2# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -4.6# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -42.4# Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:02:13 EST DAY 92 - Week 13 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669025 4/2 <BR> Slow and steady... <BR> <BR> Last Week 202.0# <BR> This Week 201.8# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.2# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -4.4# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -42.2# Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00:11 EST DAY 91 - Apr Start Numbers & Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666520 Kicked off January (AND 2014) at 206.2#. <BR> Kicked off February at 204.4#. <BR> Kicking off March at 207.8#. <BR> MY APRIL START NUMBER IS 201.8! THAT IS DOWN 4.4# IN 2014 SO FAR! <BR> <BR> My January measurements (inches) were: <BR> Neck 14 <BR> Chest 39.5 <BR> Waist 43 <BR> Pooch 45 <BR> Hips 44 <BR> Left Bicep 12.5 <BR> Left Thigh 24.5 <BR> Left Calf 16.25 <BR> <BR> My April measurements (inches) are: <BR> Neck <BR> Chest <BR> Waist <BR> Pooch <BR> Hips <BR> Left... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 12:47:11 EST DAY 85 - Week 12 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666512 3/26 <BR> Making progress! <BR> <BR> Last Week 204.0# <BR> This Week 202.0# <BR> Weekly Loss -2.0# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -4.2# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -42.0# Mon, 7 Apr 2014 12:38:44 EST DAY 78 - Week 11 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653852 3/19 <BR> Slightly up, but not bad. <BR> <BR> Last Week 203.8# <BR> This Week 204.0# <BR> Weekly Loss +0.2# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -2.2# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -40.0# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR TAKING APPLES TO WORK THE LAST TWO WEEKS FOR MY SNACK! Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:11:35 EST DAY 71 - Week 10 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646581 3/12 <BR> Still headed down... Hallelujah! <BR> <BR> Last Week 205.2# <BR> This Week 203.8# <BR> Weekly Loss -1.4# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -2.4# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -40.2# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR MAKING TIME EVERY DAY FOR SOME SORT OF FITNESS! Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:43:07 EST DAY 64 - Week 9 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642917 3/5 <BR> The roller coaster ride continues. Headed back down... <BR> <BR> Last Week 207.0# <BR> This Week 205.2# <BR> Weekly Loss -1.8# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -1.0# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -38.8# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR REALIZING I WAS BACK PEDALING... I AM DIGGING IN INSTEAD! Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:14:44 EST DAY 60 - Mar Start Numbers & Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642915 Kicked off January (AND 2014) at 206.2#. <BR> Kicked off February at 204.4#. <BR> Kicking off March at 207.8#. <BR> That is UP 1.6# for 2014 so far... NO BUENO! <BR> <BR> My January measurements (inches) were: <BR> Neck 14 <BR> Chest 39.5 <BR> Waist 43 <BR> Pooch 45 <BR> Hips 44 <BR> Left Bicep 12.5 <BR> Left Thigh 24.5 <BR> Left Calf 16.25 <BR> <BR> My March measurements (inches) are: <BR> Neck 14 <BR> Chest 39 <BR> Waist 43 <BR> Pooch 44.5 <BR> Hips 43 <BR> Left Bicep 12.7... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:12:28 EST DAY 59 - March Butt Challenge & More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636044 During march I will be doing this 30 Day Butt Challenge with a group of FB friends. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1789421712.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another group of FB friends is doing a Daily 30 Min Cardio Challenge. <BR> <BR> I will give that one a go as well. <BR> <BR> To top it all of I will also be doing the following arm workout with 10# dumbbells. <BR> 5 Front Raises <BR> 10 Hammer Curls <BR> 5 Lateral Raises <BR> 10 One Arm Rows <BR> 10 Shoulder Presses <... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:48:35 EST DAY 57 - Week 8 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634866 2/26 <BR> And the train has derailed.... <BR> <BR> Last Week 204.4# <BR> This Week 207.0# <BR> Weekly Loss +2.6# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss +0.8# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -37.0# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR REALIZING I WAS IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL AND MAKING STEPS TO GET MY GROOVE BACK. I WAS UP TO 209.2#. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:09:37 EST DAY 50 - Week 7 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633384 2/19 <BR> Holding steady.... <BR> <BR> Last Week 204.4# <BR> This Week 204.4# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.0# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -1.8# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -39.6# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR REALIZING I FELL OFF THE WAGON OVER THE WEEKEND AND DRAGGING MY BUTT BACK HERE JUST NOW. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:28:31 EST DAY 43 - Week 6 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622634 2/12 <BR> Back on track and ready to rock 'n' roll! <BR> <BR> Last Week 205.6# <BR> This Week 204.4# <BR> Weekly Loss -1.2# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -1.8# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -39.6# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR PULLING IT TOGETHER AND GETTING BACK TO WHERE I SHOULD BE... PHEW! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:45:05 EST DAY 42 - Weekly Dinner Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622630 Do you plan out your dinner menu in advance? What about the rest of your meals? I try to have a smoothie for breakfast, eat leftovers (from the previous day's dinner) or a sandwich for lunch and plan my dinners. <BR> <BR> Sun - New York Steaks, Baked Potatos, Sauteed Mushrooms & Brussels Sprouts <BR> <BR> Mon - Albacore Patties, Crab Fried Rice & Asparagus <BR> <BR> Tue - Crock Pot Cola Ham & Salad <BR> <BR> Wed - Pork & Sausage Chili w/ Beer Bread <BR> <BR> Thu - Chicken Stir Fry w/ ... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:39:38 EST DAY 41 - February Breakfast Smoothie A Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622615 I am going to try drinking smoothies for breakfast in February too! Not only does it keep my calories down for the day, but it ups my intake of fresh fruit. <BR> <BR> 1 - :O( <BR> 2 - 1 tangelo, 1 banana, 1 pear & 3oz blackberries. <BR> 3 - 1 cup pine/orange/guava juice, 1 banana, 1 pear & 3oz blackberries. <BR> 4 - 1 cup milk, 2 bananas, 1 tbsp peanut butter & chocolate protein powder. <BR> 5 - ? <BR> 6 - 1 cup milk, 2 bananas & chocolate protein powder. <BR> 7 - :O( <BR> 8 - :O( <BR> 9 - :... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:22:06 EST DAY 40 - Romp To Stomp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622605 I snowshoed for the first time last Saturday. I did the Tubbs Romp To Stomp Out Breast Cancer 5k at the Stevens Pass Nordic Center. When we arrived it was 7 degrees and I was thankful I brought enough layers. I loved snowshoeing and can't wait to do it again! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l384037586.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461563470.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760227904.jpg"> ... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:06:14 EST DAY 39 - Feb Start Numbers & Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622550 Kicked off January (AND 2014) at 206.2#. <BR> Kicking off February at 204.4#. <BR> That is down 1.8# for 2014 so far! <BR> <BR> My January measurements (inches) were: <BR> Neck 14 <BR> Chest 39.5 <BR> Waist 43 <BR> Pooch 45 <BR> Hips 44 <BR> Left Bicep 12.5 <BR> Left Thigh 24.5 <BR> Left Calf 16.25 <BR> <BR> My February measurements (inches) are: <BR> Neck 14 <BR> Chest 39.5 <BR> Waist 43 <BR> Pooch 44 (-1) <BR> Hips 43 (-1) <BR> Left Bicep 12.5 <BR> Left Thigh 24.5 <BR> Le... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:23:31 EST DAY 38 - Week 5 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617695 2/5 <BR> Slow and steady. Progress is progress. I can make the change. <BR> <BR> Last Week 205.8# <BR> This Week 205.6# <BR> Weekly Loss -0.2# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -0.6# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -38.4# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR TRYING TO STAY FOCSUED. I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR GIVING IT YET ANOTHER TRY WHEN I FAIL MISERABLY. I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR GETTING MY FEBRUARY START PICTURES TAKEN. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:58:11 EST DAY 35 - Weekly Dinner Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614903 I'm a few days behind on things I want to post to my blog. Guess that means there are no excuses not to blog for the rest of the week... LOL! <BR> <BR> Sun - Superbowl Sunday - - Party @ Friends - Taco Bar <BR> <BR> Mon - Sea Bass, Couscous & Steamed Broccoli <BR> <BR> Tue - Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Stuffed Zuchinnis <BR> <BR> Wed - Ground Pork taco Salad w/ Guacamole <BR> <BR> Thu - Salsa Verde Chillaquilles w/ Fried Eggs <BR> <BR> Fri - Salmon Patties, Crab Fried Rice & Asparagus <... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:23:06 EST DAY 33 - February Ab/Plank Challege & More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613102 During February I will be participating in this 28 Day Abs Challenge with a group of Facebook friends. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1679959317.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2035837060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l46510050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702488468.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I will also be doing this Santa's Step Up Challenge to help prepa... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 14:26:23 EST DAY 30 - Week 4 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610198 1/29 <BR> Bah! A few bad choices do not a 1.8# gain make. I am having some bloating issues. Wheat belly? Starbuck's belly? Crunches & squats tearing muscles and causing water retention? TOM due next week? My plan is to just stay on track and see what next week brings. <BR> <BR> Last Week 204.0# <BR> This Week 205.8# <BR> Weekly Loss +1.8# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -0.4# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -38.2# <BR> <BR... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:10:10 EST DAY 26 - Weekly Dinner Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606463 We ate leftovers one night last week so pulled pork got moved to this week. <BR> <BR> Sun - Slow Cooker Pulled Pork On Buns w/Apple-Celery Slaw <BR> <BR> Mon - Italian Sausage & Marinara w/ Spaghetti Squash <BR> <BR> Tue - Ground Pork Curry w/ Jasmine Rice & Roasted Cauliflower. <BR> <BR> Wed - Chicken Breast Stir Fry w/ Jasmine Rice <BR> <BR> Thu - Oven Roasted Pork Roast w/ Sweet Potatoes, Onions & Apples <BR> <BR> Fri - Flat Bread Pizza w/ Salad <BR> <BR> Sat - Kalbi Style Flanken... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:59:57 EST DAY 24 - S.U.C.C.E.S.S. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604298 A friend of mine shared this on Facebook today... Thanks Tommy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376250275.jpg"> <BR> <BR> S ee your goal. <BR> <BR> U nderstand the obstacles. <BR> <BR> C reate a positive mental picture. <BR> <BR> C lear your mind of self doubt. <BR> <BR> E mbrace the challenge. <BR> <BR> S tay on track. <BR> <BR> S how the world you CAN do it. <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR CONTINUING TO PUSH FORWARD... I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CA... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:59:50 EST DAY 22 - Week 3 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602765 Struggled a bit with food over the weekend, but I am bouncing back. <BR> <BR> 1/22 <BR> Last Week 203.8# <BR> This Week 204.0# <BR> Weekly Loss +0.2# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -2.2# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -40.0# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR STICKING TO MY JANUARY AB/SQUAT CHALLENGE. DAY 22 OF 30 COMPLETE WITH NO MISSED DAYS. HOPING TO SEE A DIFFERENCE IN MY NUMBERS WHEN I INCH IN ON FEBRUARY 1ST. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:33:49 EST DAY 20 - Thai Style Pork Larb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601205 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1914866186.jpg"> <BR> Here is a picture of last night's dinner... Larb! The name is VERY off putting, but it was truly delicious... YES, REALLY! I will definitely make it again. <BR> <BR> Thai Style Pork Larb <BR> <link>theculinarychase.com/2013/07/thai-la<BR>rb/ </link> <BR> <BR> Serves 2 <BR> 1/2 lb. ground pork <BR> 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice <BR> 1 tablespoon fish sauce <BR> 1 tablespoon agave or honey <BR> 1 to 2 teaspoons hot... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:58:17 EST DAY 19 - Weekly Dinner Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600453 Sun - Seahawks Party @ Friends (Fend For Selves) Took salsa verde & tortilla chips. <BR> <BR> Mon - Thai Style Pork Larb w/ Lettuce or Tortilla Wraps <BR> <BR> Tue - New York Steaks, Baked Potatoes & Artichokes <BR> <BR> Wed - Pork Chops, Brussels Sprouts & Rice A Roni <BR> <BR> Thu - Ling Cod Fish Tacos w/Corn Tortillas <BR> <BR> Fri - Oven Roasted Chicken Legs w/ A Big Salad... LOL! <BR> <BR> Sat - Slow Cooker Pulled Pork On Buns w/Apple-Celery Slaw <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FO... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:45:13 EST DAY 15 - Week 2 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594698 Thankful I didn't let last week's weigh in or my monthly TOM visit get in the way of what I want. I had a few bad days, but I made sure to bounce back instead of dwelling. It paid off... Phew! <BR> <BR> 1/15 <BR> Last Week 207.0# <BR> This Week 203.8# <BR> Weekly Loss -3.2# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss -2.4# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss -11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Loss -40.2# <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR STAYING POSITIVE IN THE FACE OF A BAD W... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:16:17 EST DAY 14 - Thank You SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594239 Written by me January 05, 2013. <BR> <BR> I was initially VERY successful with SparkPeople, but I gained back half of the weight I lost. SparkPeople didn't fail me. I failed myself. I don't really consider it a failure, but the only person to blame for me gaining the weight back is me. I've been doing a lot of soul searching and reminiscing about my journey with SparkPeople the last few days. I know that I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for this wonderful web site. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:44:11 EST DAY 13 - Weekly Dinner Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592886 Sun - Spaghetti w/ Meatballs <BR> <BR> Mon - Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry w/ Jasmine Rice <BR> <BR> Tue - Halibut & Couscous w/ Side Salad <BR> <BR> Wed - Crockpot Lasagna w/ Side Salad <BR> <BR> Thu - Sauteed Turkey Kielbasa, Red Peppers & Onions w/ Fried Eggs <BR> <BR> Fri - Pizza Topping Stuffed Yellow Zuchinni Boats w/ Side Salad <BR> <BR> Sat - Thai Style Pork Larb w/ Lettuce or Tortilla Wraps <BR> <BR> TODAY I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR GETTING MY CHRISTMAS BLOW MOLDS OUT OF THE YARD A... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:11:00 EST DAY 12 - Fruits & Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591279 We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. I add fruit to my daily intake by using it in my morning smoothies and eating it for snacks. I incorporate vegetables by cooking healthy dinners with them for my family. <BR> <BR> I usually order a Conventional basket from the Bountiful Baskets Co-Op each week. A conventional basket runs $15 plus a small surcharge. For me here in Washington that is an additional $4.50 so $19.50 total. It is a M... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:12:16 EST DAY 9 - 52# In 52 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589209 If I Lose Just One Pound Each Week Of The Year <BR> <BR> By the first day of Spring <BR> I'd be 11 pounds lighter <BR> I'd have a new spring in my step! <BR> <BR> By Easter, <BR> I'd be 14 pounds lighter <BR> I'd be a cuter chick or bunny! <BR> <BR> By the first day of Summer <BR> I'd be 24 pounds lighter <BR> I'd feel so cool! <BR> <BR> By the first day of Fall <BR> I'd be 38 pounds lighter <BR> Let the pounds fall! <BR> <BR> By Thanksgiving <BR> I'd be 41 pounds lighter ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:38:47 EST DAY 8 - Week 1 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586948 I have seen everything from a high of 207.8 to a low of 203.8 since last week. My TOM is due tomorrow and I have been really good this week. I will just take today's weigh in with a grain of salt and look forward to next week. <BR> <BR> I AM MORE THAN THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE! <BR> <BR> 1/8 <BR> Last Week 206.2# <BR> This Week 207.0# <BR> Weekly Loss +0.8# <BR> <BR> 2014 Start 206.2# <BR> 2014 Loss +0.8# <BR> <BR> 2013 Start 218.0# <BR> 2013 Loss 11.8# <BR> <BR> SP Start 244# <BR> SP Los... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:26:11 EST DAY 7 - Susan G. Komen 3Day For The Cure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585552 After joining SparkPeople in 2009 and losing 60# I was looking for some way to prove to myself I was different. I walked a 5k, a 10k, a half marathon and even a full marathon. Then my friend Shannon (Sparker JONESSM11) convinced me to walk my first Susan G. Komen 3Day For The Cure. That year it was about me and proving to myself I could do it. I did and it forever changed my life. <BR> <BR> 1 in 6 people is affected by breast cancer. Chances are if it isn't you it is a friend, family member ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:37:12 EST DAY 6 - Weekly Dinner Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584780 I plan my weekly dinner menu in advance. I find it helps me stay on track with my healthy eating AND when I go grocery shopping. <BR> <BR> Sun - Roast Beef Sandwiches w/ Au Jus & Coleslaw <BR> <BR> Mon - Taco Salad <BR> <BR> Tue - Cranberry Glazed Meatballs w/ Jasmine Rice <BR> <BR> Wed - Orzo w/ Pheasant, Sweet Potato & Mushrooms <BR> <BR> Thu - Crockpot White Pork Chili <BR> <BR> Fri - Greek Rubbed Tritip Steaks, Couscous & Roasted Cauliflower <BR> <BR> Sat - Shrimp Scampi Tortellini... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 19:37:13 EST DAY 5 - My January Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582856 Slow and steady wins the race AND baby steps are key for me. I don't want to overwhelm myself by trying to do too much, too fast. <BR> <BR> Here are TEN things I am focusing on right now. Weight loss is not key for me this month, but getting back on track is. <BR> <BR> 1. Limiting my caffeine. No more Starbucks or Coca Cola free for alls. Just one daily. Not one of each. One total. <BR> <BR> 2. The TransAmerica Trek Challenge with my We Want To Succeed SparkTeam. <BR> <BR> 3. The January... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:07:19 EST DAY 4 - January Breakfast Smoothie A Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582198 My daughter and I are drinking a protein smoothie for breakfast each day this month. <BR> <BR> We have both French vanilla and chocolate Designer's Whey protein powder on hand. <BR> <BR> I am going to post what we try here as we will be doing some experimenting. <BR> <BR> My personal favorite is a cup of milk, a scoop of chocolate and two bananas (semi-thawed). <BR> <BR> It comes out like a chocolate milkshake, but healthier and less calories by far. <BR> <BR> I actually purchase clearan... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 18:56:13 EST DAY 3 - Jan (My 2014) Start Numbers & Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580756 I am kicking off January AND 2014 at 206.2#. <BR> <BR> My measurements (inches) are as follows: <BR> <BR> Neck 14 <BR> Chest 39.5 <BR> Waist 43 <BR> Pooch 45 <BR> Hips 44 <BR> Left Bicep 12.5 <BR> Left Thigh 24.5 <BR> Left Calf 16.25 <BR> <BR> Here are my start pictures: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872679692.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1898441099.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:48:24 EST DAY 2 - 30 Day January Ab/Squat Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579281 Today I will be starting a 30 Day Ab/Squat Challenge for January. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1061234738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Feel free to do it with me if you want. <BR> <BR> I AM PROUD OF MYSELF FOR TAKING CRYSTAL LIGHT, A WATER BOTTLE AND GRANOLA BARS TO WORK YESTERDAY AND PUTTING THEM IN MY LOCKER FOR SNACKS. IT WILL HELP ME FEEL LESS TEMPTED TO GET SODA AND CANDYBARS OR CHIPS OUT OF THE VENDING MACHINES. <BR> <BR> I am off to take my 2014 before pictures.... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:15:57 EST DAY 1 - Happy New Year & Welcome to 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577862 I need to take some before pictures of me for 2013, but I will get to that tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I am proud of myself for losing and keeping off 11.8# in 2013. <BR> <BR> I am ready to repeat (or exceed) that number in 2014! <BR> <BR> I am coming up with a list of goals and a list of motivators for 2014. <BR> <BR> I want to try new thngs in 2014. <BR> <BR> I want to do more things with my family in 2014. <BR> <BR> I AM GOING TO LIVE LIFE IN 2014 & IT IS GOING TO BE A BUSY YEAR! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 12:40:39 EST 52 Week Money Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573456 My first resolution for the new year is the "52 Week Money Challenge". <BR> <BR> I came across this on Pinterest and it is a wonderful idea. <BR> <BR> Putting it in effect for both my hubby and myself. <BR> <BR> I will do it forward for my paychecks and backwards for his. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l274589271.jpg"> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:23:51 EST Happy Birthday To Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249450 Happy Birthday to me! <BR> <BR> My hubby and kiddo got me exactly what I wanted. <BR> <BR> Water meter boxes for plyometric fitness at home AND an ab wheel! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1447499168.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1937413513.jpg"> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:10:29 EST CSL's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243903 CSL = Chest Shoulders & Legs <BR> <BR> This was one of my favorite bootcamp workouts when I was in Coach Sally's class. <BR> <BR> My goal for February is to work back up to 30 sets in 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> When you do CSL's you have 60 seconds to do 10 pushups, 10 shoulder presses and 10 squats. <BR> <BR> Any time you have left at the end of each set of reps is REST TIME until the next set begins. <BR> <BR> Today I did 10 sets! <BR> <BR> That's 100 pushups (I did modified aka knee pus... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 11:49:00 EST If I Do My Best, I Will Be My Best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197240 When I joined SparkPeople I weighed 244#. Before that I am sure I weighed at least 275#, if not more. I never got on the scale because I didn't want to know. I never saw myself as fat or even thought of myself as big unless I looked at pictures. Now that I look back I know I was in denial. <BR> <BR> My daughter started learning kungfu in May of 2007. I had been diagnosed with high blood pressure and told I needed to lose weight that April. I sat there on my ass and watched my daughter take ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 16:06:40 EST C3 May/Jun Boot Camp - Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315655 Warm up: <BR> <BR> Jog, squat hops, jog, sprinklers, jog. <BR> <BR> Sprinklers are balancing on one foot while touching the toes of that foot with the opposite hand. <BR> <BR> Work out: <BR> <BR> Partner up for M-100’s. <BR> <BR> 10 Sprawls w/ Hop, 20 Mountain Climbers and 10 Mini Squat w/ Squat & Hop - 10 sets each. <BR> <BR> 20 Wheelbarrow Position Push Ups - 5 sets each. <BR> <BR> 15 Leap Frogs & Leg Crawl Thrus - 3 sets each. <BR> <BR> Body rows. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:14:28 EST