SKINNYSOON13's SparkPeople Blog SKINNYSOON13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Two months of no end today 😭 I haven't played tennis for over two months due to very stressful family stuff, and yesterday I offered myself up to play, hoping it would help me get back to helping myself. I was so excited and looking forward to playing, only to have match called for WIND! Ugh!!!! I decided to go watch my old partner play singles rather than come home, watch TV and eat (I know I would have made bad choices)...I'm so glad I did! I had to leave early to take care of some screen installations, but when she wa... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:44:26 EST Oooooh THAT explains the binge... TOM just showed up 5 days early 🙄🙄🙄 didn't see that coming, but my body did 😏 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:16:43 EST 1/26/17 ☕️❤ I ended up just have a big ol binge yesterday - about half hour after we hung up - pop corners and cheese, and 3 of my favorite little caramel treats which was so good I had a second bag and cheese, and then since I "blew it" I ate 3 more of my lovely little caramels. Then around 8, because I've wanted it all week, I made a cheese quesadilla - which was awful, but I ate it anyway (I used an amazing cheese, but it was terrible for quesadilla LOL and damn thing was just dripping the butter gre... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:36:45 EST I haven't blogged in YEARS!!!!! Saturday I joined Weight Watchers because life has gone off the rails and stress and Starbucks is making me fat 😉😉 I haven't done WW for years and I'm liking the new program and app, really helps me not hate the points... I don't know if this will work as a blog or "journal" so I'm just trying it, but I had a few happy moments in my first 5 days and wanted to "log" them First yesterday I was so busy and had left my snack home, and when I got home I wanted to eat the house but didn't have... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:40:30 EST OMG IT'S HOT!! played up a level today, 4.5 singles - dou?!? All about getting better though, and losing some WEIGHT! <BR> <BR> Lost 1-6- 6-7 (3-7 tiebreak score). Played a girl fresh out of college...a division 3 player HELLO!!! Omfg!! I did really well actually considering what i was up against, and I'm a 4.0 non college player! proud of myself for getting out in this 96 degree heat wave and fighting hard! Fri, 2 May 2014 17:14:48 EST home stretch!! I have been fighting with the same five pounds for 8 weeks - today this is what I saw.... <BR> <BR> 209.6!!! <BR> <BR> 8 weeks ago I had it 210.8, and have been fluctuating between 211 & 214 ever since. This number today is huge because it breaks a major barrier. I'm hoping that the fluctuation will go down for a few days... <BR> <BR> I will keep on pushing! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:07:27 EST Changing it up a little so I have decided to start swimming as a cross training/Plateau buster. my daughter has wanted to work with me on swimming, and I finally appeased her :-) I am determined to lose this next 12 pounds before my birthday in will be close to impossible, but I am going to keep trying. <BR> <BR> I downloaded the spark coach app, and we'll be making an effort to log my food and fitness for the next 45 days. <BR> <BR> any tips my friends have I more than welcome :-) <BR> <BR> here's to... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:18:13 EST back online? testing, testing? <BR> <BR> not much new...update on my page, but essentially i accidentally turned page offline andjust NOW finally took the time to fix it :-) Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:10:00 EST TRAINING BLOG DAY 32 & 33 I DID NOT get my run in yesterday :-( I woke up late, and then I kinda "dilly dallied". I picked up an extra 15 minutes of tennis though :-) <BR> <BR> My partner and I shared a lesson with another partnership from our team, and then had a social match after. Today we FINALLY broke our losing streak, and won a competitive match! It was a big deal. Phew! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was rough, I was NOT in a good place, and I'm glad it's over and behind me, and that today was a good day. <BR> <BR> H... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:21:11 EST TRAINING BLOG - DAYS 17-31 I am sooooo far behind!!! I didn't necessarily fall off the wagon, because I've been very active, but I DID fall off the wagon now that I've layed out the last 15 days of exercise...I can't believe that I essentially lost 2 weeks of exercise because I was "depressed". It's been a rough few weeks, my partner lost all confidence in me, and we started to kinda fall back into some old patterns, which I could sense and feel, and it seriously scared me because I never want to go backwards. I finall... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:22:50 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAYS 14, 15, 16 OK - I REALLY want to say thank you to you guys for your comments, because it DID push me out the door Friday for my run. I didn't get an entire thing in, because I was short on time, but I got a pretty good chunk of it in, and that makes me happy :-) I'm behind again, but it's been one hell of an active weekend, so I'm ok...but I don't want to fall off. Time is such an ISSUE with me... :-( <BR> <BR> Layne - I LOVE YOU girl! I especially needed your comment, because for whatever reason, prob... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:05:52 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAYS 11, 12, 13 This is why I don't do the BLC anymore! I have NO TIME!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm definitely struggling this week. The early motivation is wearing off, and without the attention and support of my many fans, it's hard to think outside "myself" - motivation and support from my friends is really a big driver for me. All of those who really know me, know how I CRAVE attention... :-) I have thousands of sparkfriends - you'd think I'd get more than one comment... wwwwwaaaaaahhhh! :-) <BR> <BR> I am having... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:31:02 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAYS 9 & 10 Will update this later, but day 9 was a success - did my walk/run x7 - was supposed to be 8, but i reached my destination! I walked from my house to my daughters school. She had a water polo tournament, so i figured i could get a ride home (btw, she did awesome! She made like 8 goals over the weekend!) I did great on my runs too! The minute is tough! <BR> <BR> Today, just got in tennis. Barely made my 10,000 steps i think, lots of car time today, but i finished my bible study work. I was nau... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:36:45 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAYS 7 & 8 I was too tired to blog the last two nights, so now I get to play a little catch up. <BR> <BR> I'm still on track, struggling to find time to fit everything in - nothing new with me. <BR> <BR> Thursday (Day 6) was a great day. I did not have time to get an extra workout in, but I did have a good tennis match. I played with a girl that I've never played with, but I've lost to her in a tournament :-) We became friends, and she's best friends with my normal Thursday partner. I was fully confid... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:59:40 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAY 6 Today just got tennis in. We went 3 sets and won. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow tennis and singles, hopefully something more. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:14:39 EST OH - I FORGOT!! BIG MOMENT!!! I forgot to mention in my Training blog that I SIGNED UP FOR MY FIRST SINGLES TOURNAMENT!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm scared to death, but it's the next step! Time to conquer a fear. I know I'm a good singles player, and I know that I choke. It's time to deal with it! <BR> <BR> Why now? First, because I feel AMAZING and I feel strong and confident. Secondly, my tennis partner usually plays in these and I would have no chance against her and all her past conquests, but she's not playing in this one. Bu... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:01:57 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAY 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So, this is me and my son this morning. I was late waking up, and he had gone back to bed after his shower because he was "bored" - so I talked him into going on my walk/run with me. WOOHOO! Company!!! <BR> <BR> It was cute, he would run ahead, and he was all gung ho to be moving. He loves being out in nature and he discovered many cool things. Slowed us down a couple times, but it was nice having almost an hour t... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:25:55 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAY 4 (and a regular blog mixed in...) I wish I had a cute picture to post of me and my tennis partner today. Next time - I'll get our colorful SHOES! :-) <BR> <BR> So, I bought a fitbit at Target, it's pretty cool. I also bought an "UP", this other brand of tracker. I'm trying them both out, and intend to return one or both of them if they don't help me stay motivated and reach my goals. I missed the whole fitbit craze here on SP when everyone got crazy deals on them, but I read about them, and thought they sounded pretty cool. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:46:27 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAY 3 OK! I'M ON TRACK! :-D <BR> <BR> I TRIED to get up at 6am and do my run, but it was still dark out. So, I lay in bed thinking about my run, and trying to figure out how I could work the timing with getting kids off to school, and tennis. Finally, I figured if I left at "xx:00" I could get out and back before kids needed to get off. But I better get my butt out of BED because I needed to do a warm up stretch (because I REFUSE to do this and get injured!!!!) <BR> <BR> So, I got up, and got dre... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:25:14 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAY 2 Yesterday was fantastic! <BR> <BR> I played singles in the afternoon with my tennis partner, and I probably played the best singles in six months!! My body really responded, and I wasn't winded, etc. It was soo much fun! I ALMOST got her that first set, but lost focus the last few games. Dang! 2nd set on "record" she creamed me, but I really gave her a run for her money games 4-6. I lost 5-7, 1-6 but I feel good about my performance. <BR> <BR> Today was a "rest" day. I kinda wanted to run ... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 01:13:49 EST TRAINING JOURNAL - DAY 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It all RE-starts here. New running shoes :-D <BR> <BR> What is more motivating than NEW equipment!!! <BR> <BR> The last time I was here, I was down to 213.8 and pretty dang stoked!!! I have been fluctuating 5 pounds since then, but lately, the fluctuation has become laziness, so it's time to get back on focus. Plus, there's only a little over 2 months left in 2013, and I am DETERMINED to get under 200 lbs by the... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:58:03 EST REFLECTIONS FROM A "LUNATIC" <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's been one hell of a week. Actually, it started way before that.... years, months, weeks and finally the culmination! <BR> <BR> I have decided I'm not going to dwell on the past, the stuff that led up to this, because I've dwelled on it for a long time, and it created a really unhappy girl. Cute, but unhappy. <BR> <BR> Here's the good, all along the way, I've collected some of the best people the earth has t... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:10:00 EST BABOLAT COMMERCIAL I am not sure if this link will work. I'll post it and then check it...may take a few tries... <BR> <BR> But this is the "first cut" of the commercial that we got to be in recently where we got FREE SHOES! I AM in it, but you have to look fast and hard LOL But all these girls are my tennis friends, and on my USTA teams, etc. So much fun!!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>RoWtsI </link> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:41:03 EST Piss and vinegar! So, already Icky day, and now my internet is out so I'm back on crappy phone internet! I wanted togoi play with my team and now I can't! Typing from phone us sooooo annoying!! Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:56:38 EST OOOOHH!!!!! I FORGOT TO TELL YOU!!!! I forgot to tell you guys!!!!! <BR> <BR> Many of my close sparkfriends know, but my newer friends DON'T know this, but my daughter also struggles with her weight. I am SOOOO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that my beautiful teenage daughter has ALSO dropped in weight - she has lost ALMOST .... drumroll please.... 10 POUNDS!!!! She's been working hard on eating less and following my same plan, and she is down to 234 tonight - and the scale WANTED to tell her 232 (which is 12 pounds down....) but settled ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:55:04 EST HEY FUTURE ME!!! CM_GARDNER78 posted today in my team thread about a link that my friend MGJARVI posted. It's a website where you can write a letter to "future you" and it will be emailed to you at the date you choose. <BR> <BR> At first I thought, "eeeh, whatever", but then I thought about that blog a few days ago where I made all those promises to myself about TNT's and working out. I also thought about where I am now, and how quickly I can fall off the wagon. <BR> <BR> I also thought about the saying my ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:33:30 EST WEEK IN REVIEW - WEEK 1 I cannot be any more thrilled with my weight loss this week!!! I have been trying to stay off the scale and just focus on my eating. It's definitely working right now, because I lost THREE pounds this week and I didn't even SUFFER!!! :-D LOL <BR> <BR> First off, I actually DID the TNT challenge with my team. I have not done a TNT challenge since PROBABLY round 14 when I was on the Pixies, and allowed Dawn/COOKIEDOG at that time torture me with her step-ups :-) I actually enjoyed accomplishin... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:03:59 EST 12 WEEK PLAN - need to revisit and fine tune... So, I spent some time thinking about that TNT yesterday, and how it wasn't really that hard once I got off my butt and just did it! I got to thinking, if I just did that every week, in four weeks, I'd be better conditioned to kick it up a notch, and move back into some of my favorite old workouts! So, I have some loose goals, I'd like to work on, and then need to clean them up, and "publish"... <BR> <BR> So, here are my goals for you to help me be accountable to: <BR> <BR> For the first fou... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:50:47 EST BLC21 BEGINNING PHOTOS Nothing worse than before pictures. I've been avoiding actually thinking about my midsection for MONTHS now (like 18...) and now I know why. The picture you DON'T get to see is what I'm HIDING under all that spandex. <BR> <BR> I chose this outfit because it's my least favorite tennis outfit, and always in the closet. All white - nothing hides in this. I can't say that I'm unhappy with my legs or even my arms and shoulders, but I'm definitely not happy with what's in between. I DID take a pic... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:51:22 EST Good Times Hope this doesn't jinx my existence, but things are going well lately. December was a rocky road, but the last few week has been very good, and things feel good. I think I've FINALLY got back on the food wagon, and am doing a system with hubby that will work out well for the family. I'm working on exercise outside of tennis, and while that seems to be my biggest challenge RIGHT NOW, the food has been my biggest problem for what feels like years now. Getting the food figured out is so huge for... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 00:22:02 EST Guess it's "floating my boat" I had a really great talk with my tennis partner today - which is kinda shocking because we JUST had a huge blow-up recently because she wasn't being very "nice" to me...we definitely weren't getting along and I was THIS " " CLOSE to being done with tennis. But the persistent PITA (pain in the keister) that I am, I forced her to talk to me, and over the last few weeks we've been healing. Poor girl, what she failed to understand, is that under that "fight" was layers and layers of misery, frus... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:36:49 EST COLOR RUN WITH SPARKFRIENDS This was at the finish line COLOR BLAST party. What a fun time I had with my Azure friends!! :-) <BR> <BR> I've met Jenny before when Terry came to visit and we live so close together, we'd hoped to get together sooner over the summer. She had mentioned this color run a few months ago, and at first I scoffed at her. But then when I looked at it online with my son, I thought it sounded like a lot of fun! Originally I had planned to try to run it, but then I injured my foot, and it took a lot ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:22:36 EST HOW APPROPRIATE! This is a VERY special thank you blog to FITNHEALTHYKAL and the birthday gift that arrived yesterday... :-D <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm not a HUGE fan of Precious Moments, but even I can see a STRIKING fact, I thought that it was SO striking, that I had my daughter take a picture just to prove it... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:33:09 EST END OF AN ERA - YO~YOLANDA & SKINNYSOON13 RETIRING FROM BLC <em>24</em> <em>248</em> <em>58</em> <em>24</em> <em>248</em> <em>58</em> <em>24</em> <em>248</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> OK everyone - I wasn't going to say anything till Yo was ready, but Yo is also retiring this round. ACTUALLY, she told us TWO rounds ago she was going to retire, and we've all been waiting to see if she would actually do it :-D Well, today she made her announcement, and I hope you'll all stop over there and watch her video and give her some love :-) <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:00:25 EST END OF AN ERA - MY LAST ROUND OF BLC All good things must come to an end, and I've decided it's time to "cut the cord" - this is my last round of BLC. <BR> <BR> I'm sure nobody is "shocked" - it's been coming for a while. As my children, confidence, tennis "career", and life situations have grown, expanded and changed, the BLC has been there by my side. The last few years I've struggled trying to juggle it all, and I decided earlier this round that this would be my last round. I've struggled with this decision as well - it was... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:02:49 EST UH OH - ANOTHER TENNIS INJURY :-( I did manage to get about 30 minutes of tennis in yesterday before having to quit because I popped something in my foot. I've been having some problems with my right heel (plantars fasciitis) and that's what seems to have popped. I was running forward for a ball, and if you can imagine the ligament, tissue whatever it is (not a tendon...) ... in arch that attachs to heel <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now think how that feels when you... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:35:17 EST BAD DAY TURNED GOOD!!! NO, AMAZING! Isn't it amazing how a day that starts out sooooooo bad can turn out SOOOOOOOO GOOD!?! <BR> <BR> I have really been struggling for the last 4 or so weeks. I've had some pretty good days, and I've had some really low days. It feels at times the low days outnumber the good days (which reminds me...I need to go back to writing down my moods!) <BR> <BR> This morning started out a little rough - mainly because last night was a low night. I've been struggling with some decisions (which I will con... Wed, 30 May 2012 21:44:44 EST BLC19 - TRUTHS - why not, I did the dares anyway :-D What is the craziest thing you've ever done? Took a whip cream pie to the face! :-D hehe I don't know - I'm not really all that "crazy" - I guess skydiving? Twice? That's not really crazy :-D <BR> <BR> If you could talk to one person, dead or alive, to ask for guidance, who would it be and why? It's not necessarily for guidance, but I'd LOVE to talk to my maternal grandmother. I've always been fascinated with her because she died before I was born, and I would love to have known more about m... Tue, 22 May 2012 20:01:34 EST BLC19 - DARE - MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT <BR> So I was only supposed to BLOG about my most embarrassing moment, but I decided it was better if told "visually" :-D So, here you go - a VLOG of my most embarrassing moment :-D <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (this is not the actual dress I was wearing but it's similiar enough :-D For video purposes, I just threw it on over my tennis clothes) :-D Tue, 22 May 2012 19:11:20 EST BLC19 - DARE - PIE TO THE FACE The members of BLC submitted a bunch of dares for the ADMIN to do this week. One of them was a "whip cream pie to the face, and you can't lick any of it off". <BR> <BR> I am pretty sure this speaks for itself. Turns out YO~YOLANDA was also getting a pie to the face about the same time :-D Tue, 22 May 2012 19:03:49 EST TRUTH OR DARE - VIEW LAST....FITLIKENIC CONTINUED THIS IS THE LAST WHY IS EACH ADMIN CUTER THAN ME...SO BEFORE VIEWING THIS, MAKE SURE TO VIEW THE OTHERS: <BR> <BR> <BR> MGJARVI: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893347 </link> <BR> SMALLERSHEEP: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893343 </link> <BR> TEKRU1: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893360 </link> <BR> YO~YOLANDA: <link> Tue, 22 May 2012 18:02:28 EST FITLIKENIC - IS CUTER THAN ME BECAUSE... AS A DARE, I HAD TO SAY WHY EACH MEMBER OF ADMIN WAS CUTER THAN ME... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:53:47 EST YO~YOLANDA - IS CUTER THAN ME BECAUSE... AS A DARE, I HAD TO SAY WHY EACH MEMBER OF ADMIN WAS CUTER THAN ME... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:50:01 EST TEKRU1 - IS CUTER THAN ME BECAUSE... TRUTH OR DARE WEEK, AND I WAS DARED TO ANSWER WHY EACH ADMIN IS CUTER THAN ME... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:44:54 EST MGJARVI - IS CUTER THAN ME BECAUSE... AS PART OF TRUTH OR DARE WEEK, I HAD TO SAY WHY EACH ADMIN WAS CUTER THAN ME... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:36:25 EST SMALLERSHEEP - IS CUTER THAN ME BECAUSE... AS A DARE, I HAD TO SAY WHY EACH MEMBER OF ADMIN WAS CUTER THAN ME... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:32:05 EST FAVORITE FRUIT DESSERT I LOVE this recipe - I use it all the time for potlucks, snacks, dessert, whatever floats my boat. I seriously could eat it all day long :-) It tastes good with other fruits too, but I like Stawberries the best. It's a EATING FOR LIFE recipe, and I've included the link if anyone wants to save it in their "spark recipe books" <BR> <BR> Orange-Vanilla Fruit Dip <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup 2% Cottage Cheese <BR> 1/2 cup Yoplait light vanilla yogurt <BR> 1 tsp grated orange peel <BR> 2 cups strawberries ... Sat, 19 May 2012 01:13:12 EST I'M A WINNER! These are some pictures from our LONG awaited tennis season luncheon. My team ended the season with a first place tie - when it came to a head to head, we lost so we finished 2nd. My tennis partner and I also won a special price for the most wins in our division! This is a HUGE honor, and took a lot of hard work and dedication. We only lost one match all season in a VERY competitive league. <BR> <BR> I shopped for WEEKS trying to find the right outfit and with the help of my friends found j... Tue, 15 May 2012 01:10:08 EST VIDEO BLOG TAKE TWO - PUSHUPS This is the actual video :-D ... hopefully... Tue, 8 May 2012 19:38:04 EST VIDEO BLOG - PUSHUPS This is for FITNFUNJEN - this is the "fail" :-D <BR> <BR> Wait for the REAL blog :-D Tue, 8 May 2012 19:14:06 EST