SLIMNDOWN2012's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SLIMNDOWN2012 SLIMNDOWN2012'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/ It's been a while- things will only get better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698999 It has been a while SP, I have visited, but you wouldn't know it. <BR> <BR> I have been busy-- getting my children to and from doctors appointments-- and myself. <BR> watch my <BR> I have fibroid tumor, about the size of a softball-- with abnormal looking tissue around it. I have been back and forth with doctors-- I have an apt with a surgeon 6/4, for biopsy and talk about a hysterectomy. <BR> <BR> I can watch my midsection grow-- literally... I can wear a size 12 in the morning, and by ... Tue, 20 May 2014 08:06:11 EST Changeling it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557418 Well, I am definitely laughing easier these days! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't found my full smile..but am on the right path. Even when I stepped on the scale the other day and found I have gained 8 pounds in a week. Yup, I flipped out, picked up the scale and cried! But, I recovered. Obviously, something isn't right.... I know the scale is right because the pants do not fit anymore! <BR> So, instead of monthly goals, that get lost in life and that get me discouraged when I do not r... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 08:28:45 EST November goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529325 This month it isn't about what I will eat, how much I will try to exercise...this month my goal is to FIND MY SMILE. <BR> <BR> I found some pictures of me, a long time ago, and I had this smile....that I don't even remember. It was big and radiant and Made my eyes and face shine with , I dunno happiness...This point makes me sad.... For me it isn't all about the weight I have gained from being a mom, there is something deeper, and the weight is just an outward manifestation of that. <BR> W... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 14:02:05 EST Thurs. Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515794 I began feeling more myself yesterday. I had a great time with a bunch of great kids. I got home about 7:50pm, take off my shoes...smell the wonderful aroma of dinner being re-heated for me...then BEEEEEPPPPP BEEEEPPP, my pager goes off. Motor Vehicle accident, with injuries. Ah well, that is all part of the job. <em>46</em> <BR> When I bent to my patient, I felt a few muscles scream in protest as I squatted! It was all I could do to not collapse on the shoulder and grab my bum and start ... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:09:01 EST Wednesday:day 2 de-funking my brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514973 I still feel the same as I did yesterday.... But if anyone wanted to argue that working out is not a natural destresser...they are not working out correctly <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I've killed another set of batteries on the wii fit board...my kids have helped....so. <BR> <BR> I have an overwhelming need to run, actually lift my feet, alternatively in rapid often sporadic movements <em>363</em> When it happens it will be in place, and indoors... <BR> Do they make treadmills that ca... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:02:18 EST Something wrong....with me.... So confused/frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513959 I wish I had a guru to walk beside me and tell me what is going on! <BR> I drink loads of water, eat within calorie range, do moderate exercise 3-4 times a week, but for some reason I gained 4 pounds over the last week and I am back to looking 8 months pregnant! <BR> No wonder why people give up...rephrase...no wonder I give up over and over and over! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I am not sure where to turn, what to do. I alternate high impact with low impact, walking and jogging. I've done b... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 07:45:52 EST Monday Movin' & Groovin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413985 Moving moving moving <BR> <BR> I moved this morning, no I RAN this morning. Wog, run, walk/run whatever you call it, I did it. I am awake, focused and ready to start thus muggy, miserably hot Monday. <BR> Jillian will have to wait...lol. I thought I was signing up for a Zumba class, not a kiss your ass boot camp... Ugh! <BR> We had a fitness test, I was able to do 16 modified push-ups. My neck and collarbone were burning, but I can feel strength in them!! Praise God <BR> I did three, yes 3... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 07:33:50 EST 30 days to newer mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408714 Day two, week 2 of Jillian Micheals. <BR> I was up all night with chest pain again! Getting sick of it! I did nothing much yesterday, other than watch the waters rise, soooo much rain! Our yard is useless! The kids are bored, argh. <BR> Well, they are fighting so I am off, so much for five minutes to myself Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:19:36 EST 2nd day, week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394946 Get ripped in 30! <BR> Intensity level, mixed. But I definitely did more today than Monday. <BR> **Tuesday did not happen, the lil man got up and helped me get the kids on the bus, then our morning routine must take place. Then he went down for a nap, as the kids got home from school. <BR> <BR> Energy level today, 3/10 <em>39</em> <BR> Start time 7:40am <BR> I was able to do one round on the running man, but then my heart was pounding and I was lightheaded, so I sank deep and punched t... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:11:26 EST Week 1, day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391653 Mixed level of intensity. Jillian Micheals 30 day shred. <BR> Thinking of doing it... Make sure you have something in your tummy first!! <BR> Start time 7:10am <BR> Energy level 4 out of 10 <BR> <BR> Too winded by 2nd cardio session...no running man! I sank deep into a squat and punched for one minute and thirty seconds. <BR> Just getting down to the side planks, the little man wakes and needs his mommy... Pause the DVD. Did 26 on right and 25 on right... Whew my flanks aka fat rolls over... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:10:40 EST 3rd day DOMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302899 <em>46</em> whaaaa, waaaaa. Lol <BR> I did a body pump class Monday, followed by an hour of Zumba... I felt amazing! Alive and young again! Until the drive home, I could not get my legs to carry me. Sign of a good workout. Tuesday my legs were tender, the quads screamed at me all day! Yesterday my chest and triceps started to ache, my quads quieted down. Today, three days later, I am in tears because my triceps hurt sooooo badly. I woke on several occasions because of the discomfort! Ugh. I... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:11:15 EST Who needs a pinky toe anyway? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287434 I thought I broke mine yesterday, well as I was headed to bed last night! My husband is trying to training our son in basic dumbbell workouts.... So he arranges my steel weights, right out in the open! Yes, it was out in the open but I didn't see it....wasn't looking for it! HOLY CRIPES AND THING CRAZY did that hurt!! I even cried, I laughed at my stupidity and cried at the pain... A mess I was! Hahaha <em>39</em> <BR> I was on call last night too! Thanking The Lord the call came in half ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:28:21 EST Up, down, up, down and no it isn't from squats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286160 My scale is confused! It isn't me... <BR> I started at 212, after 2 weeks was at 203, then a few days later I wanted to see if I broke a goal, 199..... Nope 210! Wth I think. My clothes are fitting differently, so non scale victory <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> I am doing Zumba two days a week, LOVE IT. Once the stinkin weather decides what it wants to do, I will hit the road running.... Literally. I have some questions I will post to my respective groups, but to you fine people cruzing my blog:... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:31:53 EST High impact support, my a$$ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255862 <em>353</em> went to my first Zumba class last night! It was fun, I love to dance anyway...thankfully there were no mirrors to see how foolish I looked, lol! But it was fun the hour flew by! My next class is Thursday and I am taking my DD with me. The only problem I saw with the night class, i was hyped up, high heart rate until almost 4 am! My day starts at 5:45! <em>40</em> I guess that means I was still burning calories the f hours of intermittent sleep I got.... Lol. <BR> My resting... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:21:39 EST Proud momma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250603 That is a goal of mine, to have my children be proud of me. <BR> I heard something the other day that was a hard pill to swallow. We, as Christian women and God fearing moms, have never been promised "times to myself". There is no me time, no wonder I can't seem to find it. It is depressing to constant try to achieve something that is mythical. I have set up my life around my husband and our children. There are many, many out there and in SP that will disagree with me.... <BR> Self control. ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:55:18 EST I'm sorry did you just call me the F word? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242495 Even I do not call myself FaT anymore. I say I have baby leftovers, or chubby, or bigger than I should be. <BR> I have found another motivator, to show some skinny "B" that just because I am bigger, I can still do my job and take care of those around me. I was called the "fat one" last night.... I had at one time three firefighters, another EMT and an observer in the back of my rig, and ya know what I used my muscles to stand at awkward positions to take blood pressures and check out "my guy... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 08:02:38 EST 2' of snow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241169 <em>425</em> that is our forecast for tomorrow. I foresee lots of sledding, lots of walking in snow in heavy clothes and heavy boots.... Cardio!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I have been feeling punky the last few days, having chest pains, that I am sure is just indigestion... But haven't slept in two nights. I am tempted to hook myself up to our cardio machine and look at my heart rhythms. Maybe that slow mo day off was a VERY BAD idea. Maybe my bod needs that movement, craves it in a way. ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 07:14:30 EST Sometimes unscheduled visits are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238849 I took today off from my "normal" routine and spent it with my 91 yo Gram and a few friends. We ate quiche and some heavily breaded breakfast casserole, washed down with Kona coffee and for desert a large chocolate chip cookie! <BR> I think the carb coma will hit me soon! Lol <BR> Thank goodness it was more of a brunch than breakfast, cause wow! It was about 700 calories!! Which may not sound bad, but I did ZERO workout this morning! The babe is sick and takes about five minutes here and th... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:12:21 EST Pumping up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236789 I have found that I actually am now enjoying jogging... Indoors out of the sight of others. Because maybe my jog is perfect for me, but looks like a waddle walk to others! My home is judgement free. But I do need to improve because eventually I will be outside, on the road wogging with my stroller <em>363</em> ! <BR> It is 8:45 AM Monday and I feel awake. I have a sick babe, he is all stuffy and coughing... He likes to snuggle which doesn't allow for my mommy jobs to get done in a timely f... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:54:54 EST Falling down.... :-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232975 I am proud that I moved, in a jogging fashion for 30 minutes today! According to the tracker I used I cover just over 3.5 miles! <em>244</em> <em>312</em> <BR> Sleep is an amazing thing. Training last night was long and dare I say much like everything NYS is doing these days, useless. At least the pager was quiet. I have another twelve hour tonight. Praying it stays quiet. <BR> Since the scale is not a real reflection of how things are going, I decided to take some measurements. I ha... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:07:16 EST February goal setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231605 Holy crap, it is the last day of January!! I made it through the remembrance day of my father VERY well... I cried twice! Woo HOOO even better I laughed and smiled a whole lot more! <BR> <BR> I will get to the goal setting in a bit.... I have to write this down and get it out of my head... I had a call last night, young woman, pregnant, bleeding. I was the only female crew member in the rig, and I got pushed aside as the paramedic and his student came on board to help. this is protocol, and... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:21:53 EST Energized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228391 So far this morning, I woke up ( <em>102</em> ) and without being grumpy got the kids together and on the bus. Lil guy was up, so I got him up without the hopes he would sleep in a little longer, so far so good! It is 9 am, I have done 30 minutes of Latin dance, have the Wii Fit up and running, to do some challenges and wog <em>311</em> for 30 minutes, shooting for 2.5 miles. <BR> Checklist: <BR> cardio/dance-- done <BR> Two diaper changes---done <BR> Yogo/strength via Wii--- done! <B... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:01:03 EST New week, setting some goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227266 <em>33</em> getting stronger!! No more <em>46</em> about stuff. I fit into a size 12, but not all that comfortably! I am almost there!! I can feel it, this is the week. I will keep at the mom group challenges, the Wii fit challenges, the c25k stuff AND I put in an older DVD of crunch Latin dance, forgot how fun that was. I went looking for a Zumba DVD but couldn't find at the local Walmart. it sounds like a lot, but I know I can do it. <BR> At the start: (this is more for my reference& ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:08:12 EST Looking forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218179 This weekend marks the annual trek up north to Redfield, NY. There is a retreat center there that our church youth group goes to. I haven't been able to go in a few years due to pregnancy and now the baby. But my husband and my kids go.... I get the weekend "off". Except for lil guy... But I can handle that. We can eat off paper plates, paper towels, use paper cups.... Granted most of my cardio come from cleaning up after three named above.... But ahhhhhhhhhhh <em>20</em> <BR> I am really... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:09:57 EST 1 foot in front of the other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211672 After some serious thought time... I guess it is time to figure out the root cause of this depression. <BR> I am not interested in taking antidepressants, that will cloud the issue ... I need to really figure out the problem and change it. Getting up in the morning is getting harder and harder. Finding the desire to move and make me healthier is waning. I know I want to, and I know I can... I just cannot seem to DO IT. <BR> Maybe it is just cabin fever times a thousand. <BR> It seems sill... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:21:10 EST 5k training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209545 I have already walked 15 minutes today, day one of walking training. My goal is to run a 5 K in June. <BR> I am struggling with the diet, my schedule doesn't really allow for no food after a certain time. Eating salads and lean protien is going well, I love them and that's how we eat anyway. But we eat dinner as a family, I cannot sacrifice that.... So we eat late. The eating right is really not an issue, it is the getting up, getting moving that I can't do. Regardless of how well I eat or a... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:04:05 EST Not sure what to expect now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194504 So the other day I stepped on the scale and was down 7.9 pounds.... Well today I up 6! <BR> What the fridge!? I didn't eat on topic 17 for the whole weekend... Maybe that it is it. So I guess today is a restart and <em>249</em> ! <BR> <BR> I have 25 minutes of fitness in, 99 calories burned, approx. Plan on doing a start it up, Si6 routine and an abs routine as well throughout the day. <BR> My balance is so off, I couldn't stand up in the back of the rig without falling into one of my p... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:43:00 EST D2 C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188088 Well, yesterday went well. I am officially on day two, got the book yesterday and read it... For the most part. <BR> I am eating the crap out of those cleansing veggies.... <BR> So far today I have had my AM hot water with lemon, two cups of coffee and 1/2 an apple. Not too good... I was cleaning and stuff and going to fix eggs for breakfast, but time flew by. It is now lunch time, and I am waiting for the school nurse to call back and (praying TP Lord Most High) that her sugars are no long... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:53:53 EST Wow, I must be toxic.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185952 I stepped on my scale today first time in a while and it was down 7.9 pounds!! <BR> I say toxic because I have been de-toxing for a few days- hot lemon water!! I tossed out granulated sugar and replaced it with truvia. I drink maybe cups of coffee, mostly I drink the hot lemon water and regular water. I am eating close to the earth, fruits and veggies with lean protien. I am still waiting for the book that will teach me what I need to know to retrain myself... Hopefully get it today on the n... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:26:54 EST Wow, where did the year go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177505 Man a live.... 2013 is here... WOW <BR> I have another year under me and nothing to really show for it. On a personal fitness level, anyway. Everything else is great, the kids the volunteering and all great. It is the whole "make time for me thing" I just cannot grasp. <BR> January 8th my dd starts dance, so that means I can use the gym located under the dance area while she is dancing! That perks me up! Four days will cost me 20 bucks tho... Not cool. So Friday nights, I hope to begin a gym... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:34:57 EST 9 days and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164060 Until the Myans or the Aztecs will either spontaneously reappear or the earth will cease to exsist! Hahahahaha whatever! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a trip to Syracuse.... Uneventful, thanking God. The nurse was friendly and helpful and my daughters A1C is at 8.6! Our goal was 8.0, but with that DKA in there, we are happy wth that number! She was over ten at DX... And yes, that is VERY BAD. So we have three more months to drop it to 8.0. She was 9.3 in September... So that was a great drop. <B... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:02:32 EST This isn't goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158966 Now before I go to far, I will have to note my blogs tagged as public, are also private. I actually re read these..... These are my vents, my outlet if you will. If you do not like what you read, sorry for you... This, I have decided is what will help keep me accountable in many aspects of. My life. <BR> <BR> I digress.... Saying goodbye, it's a big step or sometimes it is a forced hand. For weight loss, it is a big step-- to not step through the doors temptation. For me and my family today... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 07:34:32 EST Not a lot of sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157944 But on the bright side... I did not eat! <BR> My birthday was less than stellar. I hoped my husband would do SOMETHING to celebrate me yesterday. Nope.... He got angry over something and didn't talk to me all night. We never do that. So up all night crying... Which isn't a me thing to do either.... <BR> This morning I asked him before he left for work what was up. He told me, he was mad because I apparently make my FB posts to seem as if I do everything by myself. So I asked what about my p... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 08:40:20 EST Walking in a winter wonderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155974 Especially today, it is a wonder... It is 67* out there! Hello this is NY, I know the saying if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes is key this time of year... But please please stay!! <BR> Carry a 25 pound baby, well squirmy toddler, and walking better count some serious calories! I lost my marbles, do that should reflect on the scale too! <BR> It was nice Christmas shopping, not having to worry about getting back to pay a sitter, or worry about one of the kids peeking around... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:50:27 EST Year ending goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154729 So for this December, I will try to not hurt my back in the first few days which set November off to a stinky start! <BR> I will drink drink drink... Water that is! Haha ---- adding lemon for healthy benefits! <BR> Try to cut back/out coffee, switch to green tea/coffee <BR> Do at least 30 minutes of Wii fit a day PLUS other cardio to shed the 8 pounds I need to get me to Onderland! <BR> So that 2013 will be off to a Onederful start! <BR> <BR> I will try to stay consistent within SP and co... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:44:35 EST Men.... What r they thinking.. Or do they think?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154373 I am sure there are woman out there who don't use their brain to the fullest potential either but... Today my issue is with a man. Not just any man, my husband. My companion, my supporter? <BR> My birthday is just a few days away, the kids wanted to give me my presents early.... I got a really comfy/cozy set of PJ's and a package of those new JUMBO sized Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Now these cups are my weakness, they are my favorite all time ever candy!! <BR> I open it up, and my kids are e... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 07:54:05 EST If I could reach, I would pat it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150337 My back that is!! What a crazy past dew days... Thank you Lord for being with me, encouraging me and showing me You are there! <BR> My daughters haste endocrinologist called with her latest blood work results. After a few months of being DX with Celiac her numbers are down to normal! They are still high, but she is recovering!! That means we caught it early enough to not have any lasting damage and she is still symptom free! Praise God with me!! <em>236</em> <BR> I also just cleaned my b... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:58:48 EST 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149380 At a loss for s quick quip for a title.... <BR> Today has been super productive, baby fed and dressed, playing happily in the clean for the moment living room. Dishes done, bathrooms cleaned, and even got a 45 minutes workout this AM. It's only 10:30!! :-) <BR> Yesterday was a rough one with the guest kids: I call them guest kids because since I no longer get paid. The youngest bit and pinched and choked and punched... I swear I and steam coming out of my ears! I almost yelled, "What the hel... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:46:32 EST Failure is an option.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146318 If your reading this, my title hooked you:either to berate me for saying so or because you, on some level agree. I did not say and will not say it is THE option. We have all faced it, the moment we need to decide if pressing forward will be our course for action. If you are at that moment, that crossroad where it's the couch or the latest workout... The next few moments in your life are crucial! <BR> I, you, we are not alone. I, you and we are fighting for our lives. Fight requires action, a... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 19:18:35 EST Almost there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138558 I am still here, not quite kicking, but still here! <BR> I am down to 207, insert happy face. I gained five pounds a little over a week ago.... <BR> <BR> My back is not 100% so I am taking it slow, to not hurt it again. With the holidays coming, and snow shoveling on the way I need my back in top shape. <BR> <BR> Water with lemon has been my saving grace! A few cups of warm lemon in the morning, followed by 64 oz of regular lemon water throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I will be back, soon ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:03:03 EST Beyond frustrated!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132432 I am so frustrated, I know why people give up! I have a tweaked back muscle, that make basic movement excruciating. I have been doing stretches and squats and things to keep myself moving, walking looses up things, thought a little was better then anything! <BR> Well, I stepped on the scale this morning, 211.2! What the French toast!! This is unfair!! <BR> Now I am in pain, and back to where I flipping began! <em>46</em> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Not sure what to do.... Give up, wait ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:55:23 EST Goal setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128184 It is the end of week one, for me, this November! I am just shy of my two pound goal. I am okay with that, I have not been feeling the greatest, and haven't eaten regularly, missed a few dinners. I just wasn't hungry. <BR> I slept like poo last night, not because the pager was going off, but abdominal pain. I was sluggish getting around this morning, but I went outside and the fresh air really made me feel good! It wasn't crisp and so cold it froze your inner nose like yesterday. It was gorg... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:32:15 EST Nursing the injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124610 I have a genetically bad back. Broke my tailbone during dd birth so that still smarts at times. Last night I tweaked it, oh my gooness!! I am NOT doing too much, but I have to stretch it out little by little... So I turned on Pandora, and the lil man and I danced! I did high knee crunches, about 9 minutes of straight squats varying intensity and depth, did some Caporia side crunches and yoga moves to stretch the lower back and hammies. My back still hurts, but I feel energized and the baby is... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:34:18 EST Suckers....with cute faces http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123895 Read my title.... Those would be my kids! All three of them! My 12 year old, still likes his momma time, and I am NOT going to mess that up...soon enough he will disown me. My 9 year old lost a special friend at school, he was 4! They were paired up for a fourth grade caring community thing! So I am encouraging her grief, which takes my time. Then my lil guy whose 17 months thinks no one can help him do anything but mom! And when mom drops what she is doing to help him, he decides to do it al... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:08:45 EST November goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120520 For the next thirty days... <BR> Gulp- attempt to not have a one, that's right not a single soda! Bring on the coffee, cause when I am out at 3 am I don't need coffee... To help me with this, I will find a cool water bottle! <BR> <BR> I would like to shred and shed 10 pounds this month.... Totally doable! My birthday is coming up, a new hair cut, color and maybe highlights WHEN I loose the poundage. <BR> <BR> I also need to work out affirmations, I get in these mental funks and they real... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:36:57 EST Reiki love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120123 We can always say we are doing something amazing for ourself... But really doing it is another story. I took a Reiki I class, not really believing in that whole thing. By the end of the class, I was humming with energy! I cannot wait until MIL teaches the Reiki II which allows us to delve deeper into ourselves. <BR> I mention Reiki, to remind myself as I re-read this, that I haven't taken the time to meditate, to do Reiki on myself...to HUM WITH ENERGY. <BR> Have you ever experienced that? ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:34:03 EST Me, me, me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118757 So a friend of mine has lost an amazing 90 pounds! She is a Zumba instructor, BB coach and all that! I am so happy for her so looks great! Her mentor has also lost 80 pounds and looks amazing.... Their stories are very much like mine. Kids, family and blah blah blah. <BR> I am so ready to lose this weight again, without the fear of getting pregnant like I did last time.... Only it seems I have given too much of myself away and no one want to help me get ME back! WTFT (what the French toast, ... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:56:35 EST Shame shame http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108005 Holy crap, where did this past month go?? <BR> I have been busy outside of the computer. Football and field hockey are now over!! So proud of my kids. Basketball starts soon, and I am coaching my daughters team, this should be interesting. If I am going to require them to run and do push ups then I should be able too! Lol <BR> So i am training to do at least fifteen pushups in the next week or so. Five a day until I feel stronger and keep adding. <BR> What have I been up to? Let's see we c... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:23:10 EST Today is just today, not the future... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058939 I am super excited that when I stepped on the scale AFTER I ate breakfast, my weight for the week didn't budge! This is a good thing because that ever irritating, almost always faithful visitor visited. I behaved! Well, for the most part.... Yesterday I ate a swiss roll package and had some corn chips, plus the thought of water was gag worthy. I drink between 64 and 96 a day, except one or two days a month. I drank two diet sodas instead! <em>46</em> <BR> So working out intensely when I... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:56:38 EST Frack you, fracking frackers.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057184 My community is up is arms and being torn apart due to this whole frack or no frack issue. It is being made up of more than it should be, people will just simply stop caring about it and stop fighting for what they feel is right. That seems to be the American way these days... How sad. The reason America became so populated, so quickly was to get away from this crap. Taxes and political corruption, strong arming of the law.... We cannot even have a Boston Tea Party revival because of the gas... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:40:42 EST