SKALSCHEU's SparkPeople Blog SKALSCHEU's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Thursday April 12th, 2018 I think I am going to take a break from sparkpeople. Have a lot going on right now and I can't stay motivated to follow any plan or routine. I seem to screw things up in my life that are going good. Maybe once after everything calms down, I will be back. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:20:09 EST Friday February 9th, 2018 I've been feeling blah the last couple of days. Went to work today for a couple hours and then I had someone come in to finish the rest of my shift. Got home and laid down. I slept for almost 3 hours and it seems like I am maybe getting over whatever I have. I haven't coughed up anything yet unlike when I left for work earlier this afternoon. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow. My fiance and I have plans to go out to eat and then to see 50 Shades Freed. And on a good note, maybe with th... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 22:42:14 EST Friday January 12th 2018 Today was my first night of training at my new job so far I like it a lot of being on your feet and walking around. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:44:09 EST Thursday January 11th, 2018 Well, tomorrow night I start my training for my new job. I will be working 3 12 hour shifts from 5 pm to 5 am. Good thing about it is I have every weekend off. Now I just have to finish filling out the paperwork. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:46 EST Sunday January 7th, 2017 Well my fiancee is sick so I haven't really been doing anything. Every time that I try to do the dishes for his family, I always get criticized or told that I am doing them wrong. So I don't think that I will do them anymore. Not sure. And on top of it all, I think I might be coming down with something. But at least when I weighed myself last Wednesday, I lost 7 pounds and I went down 1 pant size in jeans. <em>30</em> Mon, 8 Jan 2018 04:01:32 EST January 6th. 2018 Well, it's been quite awhile since I have been on Spark people. A lot has happened in the 3 years. We were kicked out of the house that we were living in. So we were living in a motel for awhile. Then a family friend let us move in with him, He ended up passing away last February. My mom passed away on August 12th 2017. 13 days before her birthday, and I was the last one in my family to see her alive. She was diagnosed with leukemia on July 13th. But some good things happened last ye... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 05:03:59 EST Thursday March 12th, 2015.......... Well not sure where but my boyfriend's family and I have to be out of the place that we are living in on sunday the 15th by midnight. we aren't packed and i have to work the next four days. been trying to find a place to live out in the country buy can't find one. <em>46</em> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 01:35:45 EST Saturday, January 11th, 2014...... Well, I just tried the Wii Zumba fitness 2 that I got earlier in the week. I think I just found the exercise that I can stick to. I had a good time doing it. Think I will be able to stick to it. I can't believe how many calories it said that I had burned for such a short time. <em>30</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I also have been drinking more water now. Yesterday at work I had 1 bottle of water which was a 23.7 oz. bottle. Plus I had to buy another bottle while I was at work.... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:22:54 EST Tuesday , December 31st, 2013...... Well I have been going back and forth between on getting Zumba fitness for the WII or not. The next time that I think about buying it, I am just going to go ahead and get it. Maybe then I can stay on track with my workouts. Been pretty busy with work. I worked on Sunday night into Monday morning. And I had fallen asleep about 6 or 7 something Monday morning, I got a phone call about 2 - 3 hours later asking if I could work from 11 am to 5 pm yesterday. Like the idiot I am, I said yes. ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:27:21 EST Sunday, November 24th, 2013......... Had a very bad night at work last night. The person that was suppose to come in at 6 this morning called in a few minutes after 5 and said that she couldn't make it in. So I had to call and try to find someone to come in. I finally found someone at 9 and I didn't get out of work until almost 10. Needless to say I put in almost 12 hours. At least she let me go home without having to so the cooler. It should somewhat be a good check. Now maybe I can get my laptop off of layaway. <BR> <... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:01:37 EST Friday, November 15th, 2013.... Been very depressed lately. Haven't really thought about working out or tracking. All I want to do really is cry and I am not sure why. Otherwise, work has been going good. Just wish I didn't have to go and clean on my days off during the week. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Every Sunday I keep saying to myself "I will start working out and tracking my food this week, starting today." But I never do. It seems like in the beginning I was gung ho about everything and slowly it went downhil... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:13:14 EST Monday, October 7th, 2013...... I need to try and find someone that will help me stay on track. I have had a few months were I have not tracked, worked out, or done anything else. I need to do something about that but when I say that, it never happens. I am now working and have been since the end of June or sometime in July. Problem about that is, that I work overnight at a gas station. So about halfway thru the night, I get hungry and I go looking throughout the store to see what there is that I can snack on. <BR> <B... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:45:19 EST Thursday, August 22nd, 2013..... Been struggling alot lately with my working out and eating right. I need some help and some motivation to work out and to eat right. So down right now. <em>39</em> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:50:11 EST Thursday, August 1st, 2013...... Been kinda busy. I finally got a job. The only thing that stinks about it is that it is an overnight shift. I don't mind working overnight, but I am going to be working by myself overnight in a gas station. I guess that I really shouldn't complain as hardly nobody comes in between 11-12 at night until like 3 or 4 in the morning. At least it is money coming in. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 00:28:12 EST Monday, July 8th, 2013...... Well, I got a call this morning. The job that I interviewed for last month, I got it. They had to fire 2 people for stealing. I go in tomorrow morning and fill the paperwork and then they will schedule me and train me. Plus over the weekend I went and filled out the FAFSA application for college. Now I just have to go apply to the college and fill out the other loans and student aid applications so that I can go to college. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:55:22 EST Friday, June 21st, 2013....... Well, it has been a while since I blogged. I have had some ups and downs. Had a job interview this week. I will be calling them on Monday. Hope I get the job. Been trying to keep up with doing the challenges. More tomorrow. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:41:17 EST Thursday, May 30th, 2013....... Well, it has been a very emotional day here today. Today was the "celebration of life" for my b/f's aunt that passed away last week. During the memorial service, it had rained. Especially during when one of her sisters was talking, it had just down poured. And then again when they were going to let the balloons go, it had rained. Both my b/f, me and her fiance all said the same thing. She was letting everyone know that she was looking down on us and that she was telling us that it would... Thu, 30 May 2013 23:09:33 EST Friday, May 24th, 2013...... Well it's been a very sad day here. We were woken up this morning with some sad news. My b/f's favorite aunt had passed away sometime yesterday (Thursday). Don't know how or what time it happened and the sad thing is, she was alone at home when she died. <BR> <BR> He is seeming to take it somewhat good. Kinda hard to tell as he hasn't shown any emotion yet. He probably will within the next few days and I am going to be here for him and his family. He is good at not showing any emotions... Sat, 25 May 2013 00:50:18 EST Thursday, May 23rd, 2013...... Well today went so-so. My b/f had a dr. appt. this morning and ever since then, I had been on the go until like 9 tonight. So far so good with him. He does not have to have anymore surgeries at this point. We just have to keep an eye on his headaches and his blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Finally got a Wisconsin ID today also. Now I am oficially a Wisconsin resident, lol. Now maybe I can actually stop dreaming that I am here. That is they way that I have felt since I moved over here from M... Fri, 24 May 2013 00:34:23 EST Monday, May 20th, 2013..... Going to be a short blog tonight, as it is almost midnight. Been ok. My boyfriend got his staples out today and he is doing good. Starting to get more water in and getting back on track with working out. Tue, 21 May 2013 01:00:02 EST Saturday, May 11th, 2013...... This week has been one bad week as far as exercising goes. My boyfriend had been having headaches for the last month and a half. He had 2 doctor appointments in 2 weeks. He ended up going right to the hospital yesterday after his last doctor appointment. He ended up having to have an emergency surgery last night to replace the shunt in his head. It was clogged so it was not working properly. They replaced it and he only spent one night in the hospital. He is now home and doing good. H... Sat, 11 May 2013 22:44:42 EST Sunday, May 5th, 2013...... Well, I went and weighed myself today and I lost a pound. Woohoo. I know that I would have lost like 3 or 4 pounds this past week, but it is that TOM. One good thing about losing weight and working out, the symptoms aren't as bad as they used to be for me. They are actually very tolerable. <BR> <BR> Now if I can only get my water intake to get where it should be and I want it to be. Also, I need to get the job search kicked into high gear and find a job before winter. Then that way I c... Sun, 5 May 2013 23:49:31 EST Monday, April 29th, 2013....... Ok, so I get home from work tonight with my boyfriend because his mom had shoulder surgery almost 3 weeks ago and she hasn't been cleared to go back to work yet. And when I went into my bathroom, I had a nice surprise. She put the digital scale that she bought on Saturday at a garage sale in my bathroom. The only thing that I am confused about is what I should do as far as what my weight is with the new scale. It says that I am 10 pounds heavier then the other scale was showing on Sunday.... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:38:14 EST Sunday, April 28th, 2013....... Well, I weighed myself today and I only lost a pound this week. But I suppose that is better then nothing. Considering I really didn't exercise at all last week. I think that I need some help and motivation to exercise every day during the week. <BR> <BR> Didn't really stick to my 1 can of soda a day like I wanted to. But I am going to try and do that again for this week. Started drinking some water though this week. I got some flavor packets that I can just add into a bottle of wate... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:37:15 EST Sunday, April 7th, 2013..... Well, if I read the scale right this morning, I have lost another 4-5 pounds. Ate very sensible today, so far. And I have not had any cans of soda today either. I am going to try to stick to only 1 can day, starting this week. Actually starting today. I am just so tired of being overweight and I hope that I can do this. I want to be thinner for my 20 year high school reunion next year. So that I can show off to all of the people that had bullied me or picked on me because of my weight ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 21:26:25 EST Wednesday, March 27th, 2013...... Well, it is my birthday today. I am not doing so good on the weight loss. In fact I think that I have gained almost all of the weight back. Not sure though. I guess that I need to find out what I should be doing for exercises. Have been tracking my food. Also, I have a pedometer but I don't know if I am using it right or not. Or how it works. That is all for tonight. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:18:31 EST Sunday, March 17th, 2013...... Ok. I have come to the conclusion that I gain weight if I don't stick to what has been working for me. Especially when I don't track my food and when I also change how many days I work out. So I am going to be NOT changing the days for working out and I am also going to start tracking my food every day again. Instead of when I feel l ike tracking it. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:06:32 EST Saturday, March 9th, 2013..... Thinking that I might change how many days I work out to 5. All I know is that I need to change my way of thinking so that I can lose the weight that I need to lose. Maybe I will have more later. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 20:57:37 EST Wednesday, March 6th, 2013...... Been ok. Actually been down the last few days and I don't know why either. It seems to me that I don't really care about the things that I use to. At least I am still working out, even though I changed it from 5 days a week to 3 days a week. I might actually work out the other 2, not sure yet. At least I am not overeating like I use to when I get this way. In fact, I am hardly eating (which I know is NOT a good thing to do). Maybe I am feeling like this because I don't have a job and I... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:35:47 EST Sunday, March 3rd, 2013....... Well I went and weighed myself after I woke up and I didn't lose and I didn't gain any either. So I guess that that is a good thing. Would like to be a little thinner by the time that my boyfriend's birthday arrives and that is in 13 days. And then my birthday is 11 days after that. I definitely would like to be thinner by my birthday. And I hope I can see a difference then. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:29:40 EST Sunday, February 24th, 2013..... Well, I went and weighed myself today as soon as I got up. I lost 2 more pounds this week. So I have lost a total of 9 pounds so far. Now I just got to get measuring my food out at every meal that I eat so that I can meet my food goals. <BR> <BR> Wonder if it is a good thing that I go over the calories to burn or not. They say for me to burn a certain amount, but by the time that I have worked out for 2 or 3 days, I have gone over that amount. <BR> <BR> More later tonight........ Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:29:53 EST Friday, February 22nd, 2013....... Well, this week has been somewhat okay. I went over my food goals a few times. I worked out every night. I have gone over the calories to burn this week, again. A couple days I know that I didn't meet any of my food goals. But the other days I made up for it and I wasn't planning on doing that. I just hope that this week, I have still lost some weight instead of gaining. I guess that I am just going to have to keep working on the food thing a little bit more and a little bit harder, so... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:50:43 EST Sunday, February 17th, 2013..... Been a crappy day today. Got woken up this morning by my boyfriend's mom saying that I have to get up and get dressed because we were going to go help my b/f's sister pack and watch the boys'. Well, to say the least, I didn't get anything done that I wanted to today. The only thing that I got done was to get my weight. I was going to clean our bed room and my bathroom, plus make supper. Guess that all of that is going to have to wait until next weekend. Or at least I hope I can get it d... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:22:19 EST Saturday, February 16th, 2013..... Went over my calorie goal. But at least I exercised tonight. I just hope that I am going in the right direction with my weight loss journey. Kinda afraid to weigh in tomorrow. Last week, I had actually gained most of the weight back that I had lost. Thinking of working out before I weigh myself tomorrow. I know that I have to get my eating habits in order otherwise I won't be losing any weight. At least I am getting the water thing down. I got in about 5 glasses today. I had a 20 oz... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:56:20 EST Friday, February 15th, 2013....... Well, today was pretty ok. My b/f went to work with us tonight. So far I think I am doing good for my food goals, as I have not eaten supper yet. I think that I will do ok for them. I guess I will find out after I eat and track what I ate. Got ingredients for a recipe that I want to try tomorrow. More after I eat. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:29:31 EST Thursday, February 14th, 2013......Valentine's Day...... HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! Didn't do anything special for Valentine's Day. Got a cute stuffed animal from my b/f and also marshmallow candy heart kabobs. Didn't do so good on my food goals. Gonna keep trying to get it where I need to be. Did a strength video tonight. Gonna start doing that 2 nights a week. I am working out 6 to 7 days a week now. Going to keep pushing myself so that I will keep losing weight. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:25:29 EST Wednesday, February 13th, 2013..... So far the week has been ok. I worked out every night so far. Had a setback last week and instead of losing any weight, I actually gained about 3/4 of the weight that I had already lost back. Going to keep pushing myself and not going to give up. Been pushing myself a little harder this week and maybe I will see the numbers going down instead of going up. Did ok for all but one of my food goals. Figured out that I can't eat out and do good for all of my food goals. Hopefully I will be ... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:16:24 EST Monday, February 11th, 2013...... Been a crappy day today. Got into a yelling argument with my boyfriend's mom. Things were said that shouldn't have been said. But in the end, we made up. I guess the saying "you take it on the people that you love the most" is true. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> More to come later......... <BR> <BR> I hate it when I can't track some of the food that I eat. Had Velveeta cheesy potatoes and I could not find it on the food tracker. And my b/f's mom threw the box away last night so I can't... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:10:27 EST Saturday, February 9th, 2013.... So far did good for my food goals. Went for an hour long walk this afternoon. It was chilly outside but I still went. Just waiting until tomorrow comes so that I can weigh myself and see if what I have all been doing this week has worked or not. I am hoping that it has so that I can actually start wearing my other clothes. More tomorrow. <em>102</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:36:04 EST Friday February 8th, 2013..... Worked out last night. Went over some of my food goals. Planning on going for a walk today (Saturday). Sat, 9 Feb 2013 03:24:39 EST Tuesday, February 5th, 2013.... Did good for most of my food goals. Didn't work out tonight. Legs to sore. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 01:00:35 EST Monday, February 4th, 2013 Did pretty good today. I need to learn to eat breakfast though. Worked out for 30 minutes tonight. Wanting to keep up with the weight loss so far. And I am surprising myself everyday. Well that is it for now. <em>102</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 00:44:29 EST Weekend #3, Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday)...... Well I went and weighed myself after I got up. I now weigh 8 pounds less then when I started. So this past week, I lost another 4 pounds. <em>30</em> If I keep doing what I have been doing, I just might make my goal of being a little bit lighter by Valentine's Day. Didn't get any exercise in last night, but I am going to be getting some in during the Super Bowl today. As I don't really care for football IF my team is no longer playing for the season. And this season they are done. ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 17:23:56 EST Weekend #3, Saturday.... My boyfriend's 2 nephews are here. Not sure if it is just for the night or if they are going to be here tomorrow night also. Nor sure if I will get a workout in or not before midnight as my boyfriend will be coming into the bedroom soon. And with our room being so small and him being in a wheelchair, there is not much room for me to work out, but I will make it happen one way or the other. Plus with my toe still being the way it is with the nail peeled back some, not sure I would want to ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:37:47 EST Work Week #3, Work Day #5..... Think I might have gone over my food goals. Did something to one of my toes on my left foot. But I still worked out, it was only for 10 minutes but it was still something. Going to try and take it as easy as I can tomorrow when I work out. Might just go for a walk instead, depending on the weather. My back is better but now I just have my toe problem. <em>39</em> I know that along my journey, I will have some sort of a setback or a problem to overcome. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 00:39:33 EST Work Week #3, Work Day #4..... Did pretty good for my food goals today. Exercised as soon as I got home from work tonight. Wonder if mopping at work counts as exercise. I always mop every night and now that it is winter and there is snow on the ground, I have to mop for a total of almost 2 hours everynight. Went over what they put for my calories to burn week goal. I would rather go over that then under it. Wishing and hoping that Sunday comes soon as I would like to know what progressed I made this week. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:39:25 EST Work Week #3, Work Day #3.... Didn't have to go into work tonight because of Winter Storm Denise. Planning on working out earlier then I usually do. Not sure what I can do for work outs because I pulled a muscle in my back this morning. More to come tonight. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, I worked out a little bit. Not for as long as I would have liked to but still it was something. Just hope that I am not in this much pain tomorrow night. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:31:26 EST Work Week #3, Day #2..... Did good for my food goals. Only went over 1 of them and went under 1 of them. Worked out a little bit harder tonight to make up for last night. Also planning on making it up on Saturday. Still in some pain, not as much as last night which is good. I wish it was already Sunday so that I could weigh myself. I like to see the numbers keep dropping lower and lower. Maybe this weigh in it will be alot better then the 1st time. I would prefer it to be either better or the same as this las... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:15:06 EST Work Week #3, Day #1...... Well I didn't get any exercise in tonight as I fell last night and I am still in pain tonight. Planning on making it up tomorrow night. Supper was Burger King tonight. I ordered a side salad along with a chicken sandwich and small fries. Ate the salad and fries first and I was feeling full almost as soon as I had the salad finished. Should have just stopped with the salad and saved the sandwich for tomorrow. Went over a couple of my food goals tonight so I know that I will definitely be... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:07:31 EST Weekend #2, Sunday...... Well I went to go weigh myself today and I got a nice surprise. I lost 3 and 1/2 pounds last week. <em>244</em> I knew I could tell a difference last week. I think that this week I am going to bump up my cardio workouts to 6 days now. Plus I am not going to start drinking soda as much as I was before I started SparkPeople. I know that that is one of the reasons why I am losing weight. I am still only drinking 1 - 2 cans a day and that is it. Made something to eat and I didn't even... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:10:24 EST