SINGAWOLFSONG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SINGAWOLFSONG SINGAWOLFSONG'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/ Starting over... again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543543 It's been a while old friend. A lot has happened, and I'm not happy about it. <BR> <BR> Since the beginning of this year, I've gained about 50 pounds. In January I had switched birth control pills. Somewhere around April or May I started taking an antidepressant pill to help me with stress, high blood pressure... and it was working. Except for the weight gain still happening. In June I was so sure it was the birth control that was making me gain weight, so I stopped taking it. October comes ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 15:09:22 EST measurements, starting over, food addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345398 I should probably update my blog since it's been a little while... <BR> <BR> In week 3 of Jamie Eason's program I sprained my thumb, so I took a break from lifting weights and I started walking/running again. My thumb feels like it's 100% back to normal now so I'm going to start Jamie's program over again from the beginning today. This time though, I'm going to keep walking/running as well as lifting weights. Her program says you shouldn't do cardio in this first month because you're focusin... Sat, 4 May 2013 14:51:50 EST Jamie Eason update, end of week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317726 Hi everyone! Today was the last workout day of my week 2 in Jamie Eason's LiveFit program. So far so good! During week 1 I was a lot more sore than I have been this week. I actually haven't really been that sore at all this week and I'm not sure why... I did up my weight on some of the exercises and others I couldn't yet, but I don't know why I'm not sore this week. I wouldn't think my body would have adapted already. Another weird thing is that when I weighed myself and measured my body fat ... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 22:19:53 EST Body fat, Jamie Eason, falling off the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305574 Hi Sparkpeople! Long time no see! I tried making a couple vlogs like I said I would and they both were super long videos!!! So I think I'll just stick to typing this one out... <BR> <BR> There's a lot I need to update you guys on! I'll start from the beginning. Since the last time I feel like I updated, I had stabilized at 155 pounds. I was pretty happy there. I was wearing a size 10 and I felt like I looked pretty good. I knew I could look better, but I was content. Then I'm not sure what r... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 17:43:26 EST March Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281136 This blog is late because I'm supposed to be taking my measurements on the first Sunday of every month, but I've been doing so bad with my healthy lifestyle that I didn't want to see how bad things were.... but I did them today. <BR> <BR> February 2013: <BR> weight-171.6 <BR> BF%-25.5 <BR> waist-33 <BR> hips-42 <BR> thigh-25.5 <BR> upper arm-11.5 <BR> calf-16 <BR> bust-37 <BR> <BR> March 2013: <BR> weight-172.8 <BR> BF%- <BR> waist-33 <BR> hips-43.5 <BR> thigh-25.5 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> ca... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:28:33 EST February summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269847 For February, I noticed a pattern when I looked at my whiteboard... Sundays and Wednesdays are my weak-point days. Three out of the 4 Sundays in February I had a calorie surplus instead of a deficit, and I did not exercise on those same days. Three out of the 4 Wednesdays I did not work out, but I only had a surplus on one of those Wednesdays. I should mention that my designated rest days are Thursdays and Fridays... <BR> <BR> I think other than that, Feb. was a good month. I had a total of... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 14:01:39 EST Revelation while running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234783 When I run outside, I love to listen to Jillian's podcast. Today she was talking about the things that happen on the Biggest Loser that you don't see because they edit them out. This season they haven't been showing the mental breakthroughs like they normally do, but that's what she was talking about. As I'm listening to everything, I start thinking about my own reasoning for holding onto weight for most of my life. <BR> <BR> Growing up, my father would always cut out newspaper articles abou... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 18:25:19 EST January 2013 summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234649 Alright, so I have this whiteboard calendar that I use to write down what I did for exercise, how many calories I burned, and what my calorie deficit/surplus was for each day so that I can see it all right in front of me. I'll be taking pictures of the calendar at the end of the month and also posting what I wrote here so that I know for sure what it says. Also to take note about this... sometimes my deficit might be a ? or a huge number and that's only because sometimes I suck at tracking my... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:45:58 EST Checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209290 So far so good! I've been pushing myself to exercise at least 5 days a week, which I accomplished this last week! I almost didn't exercise today because I wasn't feeling like doing it... but I pushed through and made myself go! My rest days are coming up, so I figured I have to do it today! <BR> <BR> Juicing is going well so far. Each juice I've made has been pretty tasty so I'm really enjoying it. <BR> <BR> 'til next time! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:51:07 EST January/restart measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193730 January: <BR> weight-169.2 <BR> BF%- <BR> waist (bellybutton)-34 <BR> high waist- 30.25 <BR> hips-42 <BR> thigh-25 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.5 <BR> bust-37.5 <BR> <BR> <BR> I've gained some inches and lost some inches randomly everywhere. These need to go down now! Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:59:33 EST New Year Restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193724 I know it's a little cliche... but it's the new year and I need a restart. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:57:39 EST Quick small update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110616 I know I haven't written a blog in ages. I'll make this really quick and to the point since I have to go to bed! <BR> <BR> -I didn't take my October measurements because I kind of forgot. Oops! <BR> -I'd say I've strayed from my health path recently for a while. Gaining back 10-ish pounds a while back has been discouraging. I've still been eating fairly healthy, but eating more junk than I should. I haven't been tracking my calorie intake either. <BR> -I haven't been exercising. I get home f... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:34:28 EST hey it's been a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038165 I thought I'd write up a blog to update since I've kind of gone missing from SP for a while. <BR> <BR> My workouts still haven't been the greatest. I'm working on it though. Just have to remember to push myself. I've also been helping my boyfriend with his workouts lately because he's training for his physical testing to get into a police academy. <BR> <BR> Today when I went for a run, I was listening to one of Jillian's podcasts like always, and something occurred to me as I was running. ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:36:04 EST July measurements: I've been terrible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951915 June: <BR> weight-159.4 <BR> BF%-25.5 <BR> waist-30.5 <BR> hips-41 <BR> thigh-24 <BR> upper arm-11.75 <BR> calf-15.5 <BR> bust-36 <BR> <BR> July: <BR> weight-163.8 <BR> BF%-25.5 <BR> waist-31.75 <BR> hips-42 <BR> thigh-24.5 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.75 <BR> bust-36.5 <BR> <BR> Everything went up.... WTH is wrong with me!? I'm slacking on my healthy eating a little bit, haven't been tracking my calories at all, and I'm not exercising as much as I was before. I've gotten lazy, in all dif... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:33:24 EST Need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919516 I'm struggling right now... I've been so stressed and depressed lately. I haven't been working out as much as I should and I've been eating like crap. Mostly emotionally eating. I'm feeling lost and don't know what to do. I hate my life. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:52:55 EST Big changes to everything!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881757 If you've been keeping up with my blogs, you know that I've been stuck at my same weight for forever now. Well, I've finally had enough!! <BR> <BR> The other day I saw Yoovie post that she's addicted to nerdfitness.com. This name really caught my attention, considering I'm a nerd and all ;P So I go on this site, and this guy basically was a scrawny little kid growing up and wanted to build muscle the right way and he was able to do it. I also read the success stories and they pretty much sou... Mon, 14 May 2012 23:03:07 EST May measurements and goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861886 April: <BR> weight-156.8 <BR> waist-31 <BR> hips-40.5 <BR> thigh-23.5 <BR> upper arm-11.5 <BR> calf-15.5 <BR> bust-36 <BR> <BR> May: <BR> weight-158.0 <BR> waist-30.5 <BR> hips-40.5 <BR> thigh-23.5 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.25 <BR> bust-36 <BR> <BR> Totals: <BR> weight-fluctuated all month <BR> waist-.5 <BR> hips-same <BR> thigh-same <BR> upper arm-+.5 <BR> calf--.25 <BR> bust-same <BR> <BR> Overall not too bad I guess. I'm really aiming/hoping for my hips to go down. My weight fluctu... Tue, 1 May 2012 20:11:22 EST April Goals: Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856942 This week I only worked out on Monday and that was it! Yea... seriously. I slacked on Tuesday, Wednesday we had a BBQ, Thursday I had to be somewhere early and Friday I guess I didn't feel like it. sigh... Plus I've been eating like crap this week on top of not exercising!!! <BR> <BR> I'm thinking I might have to start waking up even more super early before work just to go run so that I have some sort of workout for that day. I haven't been having any motivation to work out after work lately... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:42:19 EST April Goals Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856935 I know this one's late like the last one was... oh well. <BR> <BR> In Week 3, I didn't work out for 2 of the days. Not sure what my reasons/excuses were. Still drinking water like crazy! Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:37:08 EST April goals: Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842550 I know I'm posting this late, but at least I'm getting it done now! <BR> <BR> In week 2, I missed one day of working out because I didn't have any motivation to after I got home from work that day. I meant to work out on that Saturday to make up for it, but I didn't do that either. Oops! My water drinking was great though. Since my alcohol weight gain, I definitely downed tons of water since then. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:21:59 EST So THAT'S why alcohol is bad for weight loss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831862 On the 6th, last Friday, one of our friends was having a birthday party. The only times I drink alcohol is New Year's, birthdays, and weddings. Other than that, I have no reason to. So for my friend's party I bought a bottle of my favorite drink, Hpnotiq (the blue one) that also came with a sampler of the purple one, and a six pack of Mike's hard limeade. All I drank that night was the little sampler, and about 1 cup of Hpnotiq mixed with a bottle of Mike's hard limeade and half a can of 7up.... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:20:28 EST Update on April goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823453 After the first week of April, I'm happy to say that I successfully stuck with my goals for this month! I exercised every day (Mon-Fri) and drank at least 8 glasses of water :) <BR> <BR> Looking good so far and I'm glad I've kept it up this week. The only thing that's annoying is how much I have to pee from drinking so much more water :X Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:37:20 EST Chip update & new goals for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814317 I've been chip-free for 2 and a half weeks!!! The time flew by and I'm surprised and proud of myself. I almost gave in this week at Subway (every Thursday my boyfriend and I get Subway for lunch/dinner) but I went for the yogurt instead. Honestly, I haven't even felt any cravings for them either. Maybe I'm finally starting to break my chip addiction :) <BR> <BR> Now for the real reason why I'm writing this blog. I have a dry erase board calendar that I write all my workouts onto after I've d... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:42:21 EST REMINDER: DON'T EVER EAT THIS AGAIN!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4784699 CHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I must confess... Yesterday I wanted chips to snack on while I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist. I didn't have any, so I bought some today while I was grocery shopping. After I came home from the store, I ate my normal lunch but also had some chips with it. After about an hour, I went out for my run with Reaper because the weather was beautiful! Guess how I felt, just take a guess. <BR> <BR> <BR> Very quickly after starting to run I felt like I was going to thr... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:22:19 EST Changing goal weight to goal size http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4778343 So lately I've been thinking a lot about how I can't get myself past this spot on the scale. I've been going up and down from as low as 151, up to about 156 for months now, still in a size 10 pant. My goal weight is 145, but now I'm thinking I should forget about that. I'm changing my goal to get into a size 8 pant instead of hitting 145, which honestly I'm not sure what weight a size 8 would fit... it might still be 145-ish. But if I want to fit a size 8, I need to lose a couple inches I thi... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 23:12:40 EST how my sick workout went http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766326 Yea I know, another blog in one day, but I wanted to update a little bit about how my workout went. <BR> <BR> I wanted to do 2 of Jillian's videos as my workout today and ended up only doing one. I felt weak while doing week 1 of 30 day shred and afterwards my legs felt really weak and shaky. That's why I didn't do the second video because of how I felt... I'm not sure if my body felt this way because of me still kind of being a little sick or because I haven't exercised in 2.5 weeks. It cou... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 23:26:01 EST March measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765226 February: <BR> weight-151.4 <BR> waist-30.5 <BR> hips-40.5 <BR> thigh-23 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.25 <BR> bust-35 <BR> <BR> March: <BR> weight-154.6 <BR> waist-30.5 <BR> hips-40.5 <BR> thigh-23 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.25 <BR> bust-36 <BR> <BR> I didn't lose anything and somehow I gained an inch on my bust. The 3 pound gain is what I expected. I'm not too worried about it though because my weight has been going up and down 2-3 pounds for the last I don't know how many months any... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:53:15 EST Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4752428 This month has just been crazy for my weight loss... <BR> <BR> This last week (the 12th-17th) we had a friend fly out and visit us almost every day that week. Since I hadn't seen him for about a year, I didn't get to work out at all because right after I'd get off work we were going to spend time with him. Then we were also going out to eat everywhere all the time. Then on Friday the 17th, I caught a cold, so I'm still sick now. Which means I can't work out this week either :( <BR> <BR> I w... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:30:24 EST Feb. Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4724013 January: <BR> weight-153.0 <BR> waist-31 <BR> hips-40 <BR> thigh-23 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.25 <BR> bust-36 <BR> <BR> February: <BR> weight-151.4 <BR> waist-30.5 <BR> hips-40.5 <BR> thigh-23 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.25 <BR> bust-35 <BR> <BR> Totals: <BR> weight: -2 lbs (gained and lost the same 2-3 pounds all month) <BR> waist: -.5 <BR> hips: -.5 <BR> thigh: -/+0 <BR> upper arm: -/+0 <BR> calf: -/+0 <BR> bust: -1 <BR> <BR> Once again, I'm pissed that I keep losing inches off o... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 19:46:30 EST Update on Body Fat Percentage!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704303 So today when I went to my gym, I had the personal trainer there check my body fat % before I worked out and I was pleasantly surprised! I had gotten it checked back in September when I was 162-ish pounds and I was 36% body fat. Today, at 154 pounds, I am 28% body fat!!! I had no idea what it would be but I definitely wasn't expecting 28%. This explains why I haven't been losing weight, because my body has reached a healthy percentage. It definitely puts my mind at ease regarding my weight lo... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:48:02 EST A New Plan, A New Hope (teehee, nerd reference :D) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691109 I've been gaining and losing the same 2 pounds over and over again. I'm getting really frustrated about it because I still haven't even hit my first goal weight! My goal weight is so close within reach and it feels like there's a wall that I can't break through to get to it. Because of this I'm going to be making changes to my diet and exercise routine. <BR> <BR> In regards to my diet, I'll admit that I haven't been eating completely healthy and clean. I've been letting myself have snacks an... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:23:52 EST Goals for 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659596 Originally I wasn't going to think of any goals for this new year because I didn't really have any in mind. But now I do... <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Keep up my healthy lifestyle. <BR> --There's no doubt in my mind that I can do this. I've done it for a year now, I can definitely keep it up! I still want to lose some more weight, it's just not coming off like I want it to! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Become financially happy. <BR> --This goal is a big one this year. I've been watching my financ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:00:25 EST Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4648493 Measurement time! <BR> <BR> December: <BR> weight- range 154.6-158 in November <BR> waist-31 <BR> hips-41 <BR> thigh-23 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.5 <BR> bust-36.5 <BR> <BR> January: <BR> weight-153.0 <BR> waist-31 <BR> hips-40 <BR> thigh-23 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.25 <BR> bust-36 <BR> <BR> Totals: <BR> -1 inch off hips <BR> -.25 inch off calf <BR> -.5 inch off bust <BR> lost and gained the same 2 pounds all month <BR> <BR> My thoughts: <BR> Not too bad I suppose. Like always, ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:31:23 EST The scale really is evil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4635201 Dear Scale, <BR> <BR> Why have you decided to show that I've lost weight already just out of the blue? Scale, you're an evil biotch! <BR> <BR> ------------- <BR> <BR> sigh... I've been staying at 155-point-something for forever now, and all of a sudden this morning the scale showed 152.8. Instead of feeling happy, the only thing that came to mind was "what the hell!?" I haven't even really changed anything other than cutting my calories back for just a couple days. I guess that must be wha... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:42:40 EST Some thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4633284 I think I'm going to have to try something different. I think my workouts are pretty good right now. My eating lately has been pretty clean for the most part. I think where the problem lies is how many calories I'm eating in a day. <BR> <BR> I think I might be eating too many, whether it be on a day I workout or not. So I'm going to try and cut back on calories again to see what that does. I'm going to stick around 1,300-1,400 calories every day, and maybe bump it up to 1,500 on my heavy car... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:11:13 EST I've lost 60 pounds!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617720 Last night after the gym, my boyfriend and I grabbed some Little Caesar's food: sausage pizza for me, garlic parmesan wings for us to share, breadsticks and cheese bread for him. (I promise, this does have to do with the title!) I ate 4 wings and 3 slices of my pizza, plus 1 more slice later on in the night. I looked up the nutrition information after eating and I wanted to beat myself. Horrible calorie counts... it's all in my tracker if you'd like to check it out, but basically I thought I ... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 11:42:11 EST December Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4608296 November: <BR> weight-157.0 <BR> waist-32 <BR> hips-41.5 <BR> thigh-23.5 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15 <BR> bust-37 <BR> <BR> December: <BR> weight- range 154.6-158 in November, 156.4 today <BR> waist-31 <BR> hips-41 <BR> thigh-23 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15.5 <BR> bust-36.5 <BR> <BR> Totals: <BR> weight: lost and gained the same 3 pounds <BR> waist: -1 <BR> hips: -.5 <BR> thigh: -.5 <BR> upper arm: -/+0 <BR> calf: +.5 <BR> bust: -.5 <BR> <BR> Overall I'm happy with my measurements for... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:30:14 EST Can't wait to take my measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4601897 The scale has been toying with me a lot lately. For the last week and a half, I've been weighing myself every day. This whole last week the scale has been showing 157-point-something, and this morning it showed 155.8. What the heck!? You cannot lose 2 pounds in one night, so what's going on here?? I just can't wait to take my measurements in order to see what progress I have made this month, because obviously the scale isn't showing it. I don't think I've slacked off this month either, so I s... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:37:13 EST Mentally Slap Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597293 Today while I was at the gym, I had to mentally slap myself. I almost started thinking negatively about myself. <BR> <BR> Here's the story: I decided to go running on the treadmill at the gym because by the time I wanted to exercise, it was too dark outside for my liking. During my run, there were other people on treadmills, elipticals, and bikes and I would watch them all do about 5-10 minutes and get off the machine, get on a different one or just finish completely. <BR> <BR> Towards the... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:09:56 EST Why am I stuck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4593795 I've been weighing myself every day and keeping track of it not only on SP but also on my calendar. I don't know what the problem is. This last week I added in my workout videos that I haven't done in a while in order to add in some muscle building time because I've been focusing on the cardio for so long, and I felt that my boyfriend's strength training regime isn't doing anything for me (which it actually is because I do see some definition now). After doing all this extra strength training... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:10:34 EST Update/Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4578716 I needed to get some things off my chest and update on new things. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:29:24 EST November measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4563807 October: <BR> weight-161.8 <BR> waist-32.5 <BR> hips-42 <BR> thigh-24 <BR> upper arm-12.5 <BR> calf-16 <BR> bust-38 <BR> <BR> November: <BR> weight-157.0 <BR> waist-32 <BR> hips-41.5 <BR> thigh-23.5 <BR> upper arm-12 <BR> calf-15 <BR> bust-37 <BR> <BR> Totals: <BR> weight: -4.8 <BR> waist: -.5 <BR> hips: -.5 <BR> thigh: -.5 <BR> upper arm: -.5 <BR> calf: -1 <BR> bust: -1 <BR> <BR> Wow! Definitely a major improvement compared to how September had gone!!! I'm proud of myself :D <BR> <BR> I'... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 19:20:14 EST Something bad from weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551320 So for the last month, my ear sounds like it's plugging up every day. Very annoying... I was finally able to see an ears, nose, and throat specialist today. There are 2 different types of problems that could be going on with my ear right now. Either the eustachian tube is staying closed and not opening, or it's staying open and not closing. One has a treatment and the other doesn't, so to figure out which one I have, I have to try the treatment. <BR> <BR> You wanna know what the cause of thi... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:38:27 EST It's within reach now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4547234 Tonight, I'm sitting here thinking about what my current weight is... 157 last time I checked--and what my ticker says. Then it hit me. Wow, I'm in the 150's!? My original goal weight was 150. I'm only 7 pounds away from my original goal weight?? Now my goal weight is to be 145, maybe even a little under that (depends on how I look and feel at that point)--even then, I'm 12 pounds away from my goal weight! Is this for real? <BR> <BR> Throughout my weight loss journey I had kept thinking abou... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 23:03:46 EST New Heart Rate Monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533560 My "hitting 160 lbs." reward was a new heart rate monitor :D I got the Polar FT7, since it was on sale. Plus I don't know what all the differences are between all the FT-whatever number ones. So far, I am LOVING it compared to my old one!! My old one is a New Balance one. It was great until it was acting up and not reading my heart rate correctly because I was sweating so much on the strap. Since it was incorrectly reading it, I was also getting an inaccurate idea of my calorie burn. Now with... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:46:40 EST I knew the scale had been lieing!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4516914 Let me give you a little recap as to what the title is referring to. On Oct. 1, which was Saturday, I weighed myself and did my measurements. The scale said 166.6 which I knew had to be wrong. The night before we had gone out with a couple friends we hadn't seen in forever, so I could feel the food I ate was still in my system. But I posted that as my weight with my measurements anyway because that's what it was. On Sunday, which is my normal weigh in day, I weighed myself to compare to what ... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:25:37 EST September was really bad..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514336 I'm so ashamed of myself in September. I'm really embarassed to be posting this, but I feel like I must. <BR> <BR> September: <BR> weight-165.0 <BR> waist-32.5 <BR> hips-42 <BR> thigh-24 <BR> upper arm-12.5 <BR> calf-15.5 <BR> bust-38 <BR> <BR> October: <BR> weight-166.6 <BR> waist-32.5 <BR> hips-42 <BR> thigh-24 <BR> upper arm-12.5 <BR> calf-16 <BR> bust-38 <BR> <BR> Really?? Pretty much no change in measurements and I gained. Well, honestly I don't think my weight was right this morning ... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 22:19:26 EST Bod Pod test results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481434 Today was my Bod Pod test. I was late to the appointment because I completely forgot about it!! But luckily the lady was really nice about still letting me do it. <BR> <BR> On the Bod Pod scale, I weighed 162.3 (my scale said 163.0 this morning). My lean muscle mass is 64%, which is 103.9 pounds of my body. My body fat is 36%, or 58.4 pounds of me. I'm still in the "excess fat" range, but I'm only 6% away from being "moderately lean" which is considered healthy! I'm thinking I'll do the test... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:22:20 EST September goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4468133 I know it's the 5th already, but I thought of a goal for this month. <BR> <BR> -When eating out, choose the healthiest options I can. <BR> <BR> What brought this up today was when Lori and I went out to lunch together. Before we ate lunch, I was getting psyched and mentally ready to go strength train with Mike. Lori and I decided to go eat at Panda Express, which was delicious! The problem is when I went to go workout with Mike. I felt like I couldn't lift anything!! My muscles felt so extr... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 20:07:28 EST I need help, or at least get something off my chest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4461601 I should be in bed right now, but I feel that I need to write about this. Lately I've been having something that's been torturing my mind. Let me back up a bit first. <BR> <BR> When I was little, I wanted to be so many things when I grew up, but mostly a veterinarian. My dad always told me that I shouldn't be that and instead be a doctor because humans will always get sick and then he'd talk bad about animals. Great father, huh? So anyway, that dream whittled away to nothing and for the rest... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 22:40:40 EST