SGRAY478's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SGRAY478 SGRAY478'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/ What I've Been Up To http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365957 Man. I can't believe it has been a whole month and a half since I have blogged. Crazy. <BR> <BR> So first it was dead week (the week before finals when my teachers are supposed to take it easier on us ... yeah, not so much). Well, I was going to bed decently late, but still managed to eat ok and get all my workouts in (not with my trainer though since he was swamped with school stuff too). <BR> <BR> Then came finals. I was up late every night horribly long trying to finish studying for my ... Thu, 23 May 2013 18:04:17 EST The Terrible-Horrible-No Good-Very Bad week never met Me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316545 That's right. Despite the two tests, four quizzes, group presentation, on-call schedules, work, trying to fit in fitness, tutoring, other random meetings, crunch time on my race prep (oh yeah, I am a coordinator of a 5K/10K/walk) and countless other things that I have likely forgotten... <BR> I am gonna conquer this week. <BR> <BR> I think I did well on my test today. I am buckling down for a long week of studying for my suuuuuper hard test on Thursday. <BR> <BR> I didn't make good food c... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 23:23:20 EST Strength Train Thoughts for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309593 I am bad at kettle-bells. It is true. Tried. Couldn't figure it out. For some reason my back was more involved than in should have been. My hips weren't exploding right. Something. So we did like 5 and we decided to come back to it since I was having some sort of issue. I have been watching some videos and think that maybe I was too low (more in squat position) and therefore wasn't really bending at the hip. So I am looking forward to tackling this again maybe next week (although rumor has it... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 00:07:12 EST I hate April Fool's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308293 ... for real. I am super gullible. And it is a rough, tricky world out there. <BR> <BR> Anywho. <BR> <BR> So my dad and a few of his friends are in a weight loss challenge and I decided to join to. The rules are we contribute 5$/week to a pot. And we weigh in on Mondays. The goal is to be the first person to lose 10% of their body weight. <BR> <BR> My start: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1928822409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My goal will be <BR> 240.3, but we playing w... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 00:09:39 EST Victory Lap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302568 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSJBtq5VQZA </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l521871691.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gah. Worked out Monday. Did some heavier leg stuff, so I knew the soreness would be coming. My school does this volunteer program in the spring for students to get more hands-on-live-animal experience that we wouldn't really get in our curriculum. We have students assigned to three shifts (5-10p, 10-3a, 3a-7:30a) in the foal ICU (yayyy horsey babies!!).... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:20:46 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300230 Gah. Spark foiled me again. Ate my blog. So now abridged for the last week and a half. <BR> <BR> Today - super stellar eating. Workout with Jeff. Killed my legs. Rowed for the first time (I like it), did big girl squats in the rack for the first time (felt weird -- definitely an area to improve in, I don't get as low with the bar as I do normally). Some lunges. Trainer found out how unbalanced I truly am. Did BOSU ball squats (I almost broke my face...) Superset for my quads. Did some more s... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:17:03 EST YOU'D BE SO PROUD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288313 Everyone else got post dinner DQ. <BR> <BR> Wanna know what I got? <BR> <BR> Apple slices with peanut butter and a cup of popcorn!! <BR> <BR> That. Just. Happened. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:37:58 EST Seriously though, how is it ONLY Tuesday?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284724 Week is already dragging horribly by. But you know it is also one of those that goes just fast enough that it seems you need 5 extra hours in each day to get anything don... you know how that is right? <BR> <BR> Ugh. My week started horribly! Day three of daylight savings time = day three of Sarah being late. We got a nasty storm on Sunday night so Monday morning was a treat on top of my lateness. I was freaking out over the fact I was going to be late to a quiz that my instructor would not... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:42:44 EST I'm Dying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280713 For real. My legs and glutes are so sore. Also strangly whatever muscle on my side (like at the level of under my boobs on the side) are also sore. And I even used a foam roller when I was done with my workout! <BR> <BR> I seriously laid in bed in this morning until I literally couldn't hold my bladder anymore and physically had no choice. <BR> <BR> Ouch. He did warn me this was likely to happen. But I was still unprepared. <BR> <BR> Anywho. In case you didn't deduce this from the begin... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:17:19 EST Fitness Assessment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271515 Well, I met with my personal trainer for the first time yesterday. <BR> <BR> It was a pretty good meeting. I still don't have super concise goals that made the meeting a little more difficult. I kind of want to work on everything. haha. <BR> <BR> I requested a trainer who would be a bit more "boot-campish" and it turns out Jeff is actually in the service and that is how he operates anyway. We did a body fat percentage, blood pressure, sit and reach test, pushups, situps, endurance and a s... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 18:24:08 EST God I love a Fresh Start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269240 I really am a sucker for a blank page. So shiny and new. No mistakes. Just pure fresh possibility. That is what every month is. Or every day for that matter. <BR> <BR> I haven't been vigilant. I mean. I am not going on crazy benders or anything, but I have just been complacent. I was sick for 2 weeks in February and did zero working out during that time. I have only been a handful of times besides that. <BR> <BR> But now it's March! <BR> <BR> Today I met with the university health program ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 01:05:29 EST #Strugglefest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231087 Yikes. I have been doing really sh*tty this week. It all started last week <BR> <BR> <BR> Friday - Kickboxing. Then went out with a few friends which was pretty fun. Two of my friends got into a pretty big fight. I was a biiiiit tipsy. Got a midnight snack of mcdonalds and water to keep my future hangover at bay. <BR> <BR> Saturday - woke up late. Went to get my nails done for my formal dance that night. I've been getting this gel manicure done lately which is super awesome because it is r... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:55:44 EST I wonder what they think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219368 I wonder what the other skinny minnie students think, when me, the chubby winded girl at the front of the class is kicking their asses with my power and perseverance? When my hooks would knock their pretty little heads off? <BR> <BR> I wonder what my teacher is thinking as I am pounding it out for the life of me while the other girls have limp noodle arms? When I don't give up when I am obviously tired? Why I show up time after time, even though I suck? <BR> <BR> I wonder... <BR> <BR> I ho... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:52:21 EST A GREAT Week!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210787 This week has rocked!! <BR> <BR> I have been doing good with my eating (umm except for yesterday. It was the first taco tuesday at the bar and I drank a wee bit more than I should have...whoops). <BR> <BR> I spinned on Monday. I did a crazy hard bootcamp tonight. Same instructor. I absolutely love Jay. He is exactly the motivation I need to push myself. I let myself get tired and my mind quits pretty easy. Somehow he knows when I need to really crank myself up and magically starts yelling t... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:49:08 EST Perfect Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203832 I found perfect motivation in a pretty, fitted, discounted, little black dress (from 40$ to 8!!!!) that is a bit small but I bought, because: Hey! It was 8 dollars!! I will post a pic of it in just a bit! <BR> <BR> I have my fitness classes picked out and when I get to the store (probably Monday since I wont get back until really late tomorrow) and I am going to pick up my healthy foods. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1440724128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:43:53 EST Day 1 of Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166947 It was long hard semester. I had a 5 credit veterinary microbiology class, a 4 credit parasitology class, plus 3 credits each of pathology, surgery, and veterinary ethics along with a bunch of little classes. I can now tell you incredible details of 450+ microorganisms (bacteria, parasites, protozoa, whatever) including but not limited to their life cycle, how to treat them and what they do to you. I also know a bazillion complicated pathogenesis of how your body reacts to various changes. Y... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:28:53 EST Sheesh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155412 It has been a whole month since I blogged. Where does the time go...?? <BR> <BR> OMG. Just was reading my reports after realizing I am at my highest weight ever (260.2 at the start of TOM) and I have gained damn near 20 pounds since May!! What the hell?!? <BR> <BR> Now I am just pissed. At myself. At my body. At this stupid website for keeping track of that. How did I let this happen? <BR> <BR> This is a sad, sad graph. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1048655027.... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:47:43 EST A Loss Has Never Felt so Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125449 It was nice to see things move in the right direction (and on Monday it is official weigh in day, so ya know, it counts now!) <BR> <BR> It's funny. You know what to do. You know how to do it. But man is it hard. I am glad I straightened myself out. By no means am I saying I don't go over in calories (ahem, today = whoops), but I am doing better. I am also doing better about moving in general. And drinking sooooooo much water. <BR> <BR> A loss has never felt so good. <BR> <BR> PS - stil... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:32:26 EST You know what's hard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123019 Motivating yourself. <BR> <BR> I didn't do kickboxing yesterday, since I went for a fun walk with some cute pups instead :) So today after work, I had a job to do. Workout. Saturday night of a home football game. No fitness classes. But I was going to do it. <BR> <BR> I updated my workout playlist and jumped on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> OH. MY. GOD. <BR> <BR> For real. This girl. She can spin. She can kickbox. She can TRX. But running for one minute at 6mph. Killed me. In all reality, I ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:43:23 EST November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121001 This is accountability. This is today. Saddening. But I am working on it. Let's see where I go from here. <BR> <BR> Measurements: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2125476992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And pictures: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l898970810.jpg"> <BR> <BR> November Goals: <BR> 1) Be 30/30 for meds this month! <BR> PLAN: made a checkoff box for the month; put up a post-it on my mirror to remind me <BR> <BR> 2) Get at least 8 cups of wa... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 01:13:16 EST Excited for this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117398 I am excited. I have a plan. <BR> <BR> Went to TRX tonight. I am gonna Zumba in the morning. I came home after my long day today and made a healthy dinner. I went to the grocery store and filled up on grapes and bell peppers and yogurt. <BR> <BR> I am gonna spin on Wednesday, Kickbox on Thursday, maybe elliptical Friday. I work Saturday meaning I wont be day-drinking all day with the rest of the footfall fans and with my only test this week out of the way, I feel as though I can do things... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:31:25 EST 9 Days Out Of 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111876 I feel like I am always flailing. Always struggling. It never gets easier. I get busier. I just go up and up. And can't turn it around. <BR> <BR> I get lazy. I get tired and want that extra 1 hour and 7 minutes of sleep more than I want to lose the weight. I want to eat what everyone else it. I want a convenient meal (which is pretty much always higher in calories). I struggle to stay in calorie ranges. I struggle to get to the gym. I struggle to drink enough water. I struggle to take my me... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:20:17 EST Not Dissappointed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100408 Sooo really quick. <BR> I did pretty good last week. I stayed within my calorie range for the most part. And the only thing I did was eat my own food. I think it really makes me conscience of what I am putting in my mouth. <BR> <BR> I did great about crossing stuff off my personal to-do list also. <BR> <BR> I slid a bit on the weekend, but all in all, I'd consider last week a success. <BR> <BR> I got my hair done on Saturday. I added coppery-red low-lights to my blonde to go for a fall-y... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:02:14 EST Yikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092066 Truth: I have been struggling. <BR> False: I have been far too busy <BR> False: I have no time to make something healthy <BR> False: I have been compensating for my bad eating by doing double time at the gym. <BR> <BR> I reached a hard conclusion today. In plain and simple terms, I have become lazy. And complacent. And that makes me sad. <BR> <BR> I haven't made the time to eat healthy (instead opting for drive through -- seriously, I balanced my checkbook today, I am embarrassed at how ma... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 23:28:29 EST Bubbling Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085899 An absolutely perfect day. <BR> <BR> Killed it at cycling. Had a decently productive day at school. Went a bit over calories, but I am getting closer. I really do need to come up with something new because I have been going over like crazy. I saw a high number on the scale (precluded by a weekend full of drinking, eating away a hangover, and not doing anything resembling physical activity). <BR> <BR> But. None of that matters. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:55:44 EST Look For Good and You Will Find It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067015 I saw the most horrific number on the scale. I hurt like hell. I've been moody. I started TOM today (on accident because I realized I didn't change my patch last week). I have a hard test on Friday that I'm not nearly prepared enough for. <BR> <BR> AND I WENT TO SPIN CLASS ANYWAY. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812268098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sure. It wasn't the best I've ever done. But I did the best I could today. And that is what matters. I showed up. I did wh... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:52:28 EST A New Normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047865 Busy, Busy, Busy!! <BR> <BR> Between classes, trying to fit in the gym, work, and studying, I have a nutso schedule! I feel like there is too much to do, and I would greatly appreciate and extra 2 hours in every day. I am even scheduling time to talk to my sister ... that is how little flexibility in my schedule there is. Seriously. Here is a screen clip of my calendar (which I would die without ...) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967857067.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 23:20:13 EST I Wanted A Place to Fly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024139 Well another summer has come and gone. I did pretty well excersizing this summer, although my weight never seemed to reflect that. But I was feeling good about myself and my activity. I even met a few friends in fitness classes. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> At the end of summer, I took a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. It was AMAZING! So amazing in fact, that almost anything I say or show you actually pales in comparison. The people there are pretty poor, but so generous and... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:28:10 EST Exactly enough time for the important things in her life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966513 I love Brian Andreas. You haven't heard of him? Check out his Story People creations. I feel like most of them apply to me at some point in my life. They are thought provoking and beautiful. <BR> <BR> <link>www.storypeople.com/storypeople/WebS<BR>tory.do?action=Show&storyID=1495&pageI<BR>ndex=4&minRow=80&storyInSearch=200&pro<BR>ductCategoryID=1000 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> So I had a happy happy day. Yesterday, worked out for the first time in a while. Felt so good, that after TRX (hour l... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:50:06 EST Le Sigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952522 This is another blog of listing everything Currently annoying me. Have fun! <BR> <BR> GaH! Something is wrong with my laptop. Using Google Chrome, I Can't make "C, H and V" into lower Case letters. Every time you see them in this blog, it is because of a god-like tool known as spell-check! <BR> <BR> My elbow is Crazy sore. Who knew you lean on your elbow and/or bend it this much during a day?? Also getting sweat in it is pretty painful (turns out, even though band-aids are waterproof, it do... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 20:13:21 EST I had pizza and chocolate for lunch ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946497 Not to worry sparkers, in a healthy way!! <BR> <BR> Here is my pizza bagel (only half because I didn't think to take a picture until I had started eating!) and my chocolate milk. Only 600 calories. I get two "mini pizzas" and 1.5 cups of delicious chocolate milk! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l240342693.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Super filling. Super good. And if you are craving "naughty" foods, it pinches it. <BR> <BR> That is what this is about. Swapping my bad choi... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:51:03 EST Ahh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943286 So TOM must be coming. I didn't even realize it. <BR> <BR> Today I had a riding lesson. I drove 20 minutes to the barn, I went to the pasture to grab my guy, bring him into the crossties. Then I get yelled at by one of the managers saying that he has a lesson at noon so I cant use him and Kayla needs to be using the board to avoid schedule conflicts. I was stunned. I didn't even know her! And my name WAS on the board, HER lesson wasn't!! <BR> <BR> So after some confusion. And a 20 minute de... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:59:51 EST Random things from my week and moving forward. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940290 So many things happening lately. All small, insignificant things, but things none-the-less. <BR> <BR> First off, I've been trying to be better about taking my medications and vitamins. I have hypothyroidism and am supposed to take meds in the morning, but I am the MOST forgetful person I know! I even got one of those pill containers to help. So far I am 4/7 days this week. I am also supposed to be taking Metformin at night. And I eat a flintstones vitamin. I am REALLY bad at doing this. Any... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:21:43 EST Rollerblading is fun, except when ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926615 Except when you have crazy sore lower body from TRX Tuesday. And the wind is blowing me every direction except for forward. <BR> <BR> But I thought you know what. I am gonna keep going. I will just take extra sitting breaks. No big deal. I'm not too proud to do that. Let's keep going. I am going to get a great tan (it was 79 and sunny) Rollerblading is fun! <BR> <BR> Except when you get half way around the lake and your wheel breaks. And when you're in the shade trying to fix it, you keep ... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:36:55 EST I Am Titanium http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923970 I'm bullet proof, nothing to lose <BR> Fire away, fire away <BR> You shoot me down, but I wont fall <BR> I am titanium. <BR> <BR> www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg <BR> <BR> My favorite song currently! <BR> <BR> I had such a great day today! I didn't do a whole lot today, but it was nice. <BR> Then I went to TRX. Had a great workout. Plus I found out they are going to start offering it a second time per week! <BR> <BR> I talked to someone about personal training today. I am trying to d... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:01:08 EST Fear of Mirrors, Self- Sabotage & Overcoming Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919574 *As a warning, the beginning is pretty depressing me thoughts, but I end on a happy note if you can make it there! lol" <BR> <BR> "Look up, Sarah". <BR> "Sarah, keep your head up." <BR> "Sarah, if you look down one more time, I am going to tape a pole to your back so you have no choice but to keep your dang head up." <BR> <BR> These are the words from my trainer Kayla. Apparently when I am riding, I like to look down at Frank's feet. Or his head. Or his should. Basically anywhere than stra... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 23:57:47 EST Calorie Confusion - Need Opinions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916980 So I have known that eating is a lot of my weight problem. I find self-control hard to find and sticking to calorie ranges has been difficult for me. <BR> <BR> For the month of May (1200-1660)= <BR> I stayed in my calorie range: 9/20 days <BR> I stayed under 2000 calories: 3/20 days <BR> Was over 2000 calories: 3/20 days <BR> Unaccurate tracking: 5/20 days <BR> <BR> I had/have been working out a lot. Like 5 days a week. I updated my fitness tracker to account for that but it left my calori... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 22:33:44 EST I. WILL. NOT. GIVE. UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907402 Gah! I made the really great plan to wait until June 1st to weigh myself. I jumped into a heavy workout routine and thought maybe my body might take a while to get used to it. So I waited. I was doing great things. I've been working out five days a week (aside from this week when I was crazy sore). I've been shaking up my routine. REALLY engaging myself. <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale this morning and saw 244.4. WTH!!! That is an 8 lb gain!!! WTH!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:37:00 EST Frank the Crazy and a Good Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906553 Second cancelled workout this week (I hate pressing that Delete this Cardio event button!!) but I am crazy sore and stiff. I am going to go soak in a hot, hot bath and then let hot, hot spray pound down on me and hopefully that will help. <BR> <BR> I had a riding lesson last night and it did NOT go well. I "graduated" to a new lesson horse named Frank. Frank is an off-track Thoroughbred (meaning he used to race) so he looooves to go and fast. This led me to be so off balance all night (good ... Thu, 31 May 2012 22:04:01 EST Go Right and Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903565 A few of my spark-friends have mentioned something called Nerd Fitness. And I got intrigued. I mean. I'm a nerd. I like working out. I like reading success stories (what kind of fitness site doesn't have success stories posted??). And ... did I mention I am a nerd? <BR> <BR> So I decided to check it out. LOVED IT! Steve is hilarious. I got crazy inspired, read tons of great success stories, and was able to formulate a new semi-plan for myself. <BR> <BR> I was really inspired by his Go Rig... Tue, 29 May 2012 23:21:44 EST Lofty Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890405 I got a plan for this week. Has quite a bit of motivation and busy-ness in it! <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> I think I am going to go for something crazy and do a two-workout day. I plan on jogging for 30 minutes at 8am and going to Zumba at 11am <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l754168417.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've never done it before so I am a little nervous. But think it is totally do-able :) <BR> Then I have work from 2p=9p. <BR> <BR> TUESDAY: <BR> Work from 9a-5p <B... Sun, 20 May 2012 22:37:54 EST Do-It-Yourself Challenge Entries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881790 I am going to post all my DIY cards on this blog. That way I have them in a blog, but don't have 80-thousand new blogs :) <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>---------------- <BR> My Challenge Name: Late is better than never! <BR> My Starting Weight:236.2 lbs <BR> <BR> Four Other things I will be measuring during this challenge & their current stats: (body measurements, race times, crunch max, je... Mon, 14 May 2012 23:21:26 EST Summer 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877645 Hello Sparkfriends - <BR> <BR> Hopefully you haven't forgotten about me. I have been gone for a while. I've been using another site for a little while, with limited success (more of my friends were using lose-it, but I found it to be less user friendly than Spark). <BR> <BR> To be honest, the reason I left Spark in the first place was I felt like I was being ignored. I know this is MY journey and so on. But I felt as I had no support from the people who were supposed to most understand me... Fri, 11 May 2012 22:25:22 EST NEED PRAYERS, GOOD THOUGHTS, OR ANY KARMIC INFLUENCE YOU MAY HAVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688251 My heart weighs heavy tonight. I got off the phone with my mother an hour ago as I was driving home from my ICU shift. She informed me she had went to the doctor this morning. <BR> <BR> She isn't doing well. Her GI system is basically shutting down. She is absorbing 0 nutrients. Her B12 has bottomed out and she's severely anemic. She has small, new RBCs but the count is extremely low (even of the newly formed ones). <BR> <BR> Along with all of this she has bronchitis and a walking pneumoni... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:48:32 EST 2011 Recap and 2012 Plan (Lengthy, but loaded with pictures!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674108 A short rundown for you: <BR> <BR> 1) moved to Kentucky to work on a horse farm for an internship. Learned lots. Greatly improved my horse skills. Worked on my medical skills. And got to see cute faces like these every day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l534440326.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l327847727.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l612938384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And ... <BR> <BR> <i... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:49:12 EST No Cute Pictures; No Flowing Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560543 I have been feeling pretty low the last couple of days. A combination of nightmares leading to little sleep, a broken car, no funding (barely enough to pay rent let alone fix a car), a new class schedule (have to be at my classes 1-2 hours earlier now that they've gotten our new room done), tests, no extra time for myself, poor eating, not enough water, sickness. I was in fact feeling so low that I ended up not even getting to gym on Friday, which consequently, made me feel worse. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:12:48 EST Schedule Changes are Ridiculously Necessary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4542597 Well, the tests last week did not go as planned. In fact, one of them was a midterm (ie - only 2 tests in the entire class) and I did horribly on it. Luckily, in vet school, my teachers legitimately want me to succeed. So my teacher will be meeting with a group of 20 of us on Wednesdays at 7am, before our other classes, to give us individual help. While this is great I wont be able to do my morning spin class since it doesn't get out until 7:15 + I would need a shower. I freaked out a little ... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:46:17 EST Todays workout is brought to you by the letter ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532893 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l571064635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For rain!! <BR> <BR> PS - I colored that! Isn't it cute?? I love coloring. I embrace my inner 5 year old :) <BR> <BR> Yep, you heard it right, for once, rain didn't deter someone from working out, it actually did the opposite. <BR> <BR> THE STORY::: As you may have heard me b*tching about already, It is midterms this week and I have a lot of shizz on the schedule. Well I never made it to cycling this AM (when yo... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:57:43 EST Suck It Bad Karma! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4525000 O. M. G! <BR> <BR> This week has been horrible. THE LIST: computer crashed before a major test, no notes for any of my classes (midterms next week), kept leaving my full coffee mug on the counter, kept forgetting my lunch box at school (hard to bring lunch with no lunch bag), found out my new roommate brought bed bugs so then had to deal with that whole mess. My class schedule has gotten changed around (now starting at 8am instead of 12pm or 10am - big difference!) <BR> <BR> Ugh. Stressful ... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 01:12:48 EST If 80% of Success is showing up ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4516517 I totally have succeeded 100% today!! <BR> <BR> I made it to Pedal Pop!! Wooo! (Refer to yesterdays blog about "THE PLAN") <BR> <BR> This is actually really huge for me. I hate mornings. I never can wake up. If I schedule fitness (or studying for that matter) in the morning, I likely wont do it. This morning, when that dreaded alarm clock went off at 5:53 (yeah, I squeeze every minute out of sleeping! haha) I was soooo tempted to lay my head back down and say, "well I will sleep until 7 the... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:25:51 EST