SLYNNK821's SparkPeople Blog SLYNNK821's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Stinky scale! I was right, that scale was off, and BOY was it. two weeks ago we went to the gym, got on their scale, it's one of those big medical deals with the black weights that you move over to that magic number. Well, it read 162. Good news/bad news: i'm still down from the 165 from last November, i have NOT however magically lost 11 lbs. Stinky locker room scale. it lied. <BR> Over the next two weeks, despite being totally deflated because of the lies, Ron and I continued to go to the gym and i've b... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:21:29 EST trustworthy scales so, i meant to ask my friend liz for help, but i forgot. Here it is end of February and the last time i weighed in was November, that said, i asked her today. She immediately asked me what my starting weight was, i had no idea. I walked to the other building to get on the scale in the locker room and to my surprise it read 154... I got off and got on again: 154. Well ok, this is the number i reported back to Liz. <BR> Generally speaking, dropping 11 pounds should be great news. Yes it's been... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:03:07 EST second verse, same as the first... I'm Henry the 8th I am! no, i'm not. but i keep on singing the same old song over and over again. the difference is, i'm a little heavier each time i start the "2nd" verse. Weighng in at 166 LBS! ugh, when you're 5' 3 1/2" with a small frame this is horrible unacceptable, and dangerous i might add. <BR> <BR> Ron and I are fat, we're happy, Very Happy, but fat. and we're not being good stewards of the bodies given to us by God. I started tracking my food again this week. Just two days in, bu... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:00:23 EST Chef Ron. I have the most AMAZING husband ever. He is really truly wonderful. I do almost all of the cooking in our house. I've been on my own for the last 12 years and so i needed to learn so i wouldn't starve/go broke. Actually, i really love to cook. I love feeding people. One of my fondest memories as a child is sitting in my grandma's kitchen soaking up all that she was doing. And (warning i'm about to toot my own horn) I'm pretty good at it. All other things domestic i'm absolutely terrible at, b... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:51:07 EST wiggle it... just a little bit Some of the things i didn't eat today: <BR> <BR> Sausage and egg biscuit from Mc D's <BR> fajitas <BR> Rice <BR> Beans <BR> Tortillas <BR> Sugar Cookie <BR> Pop chips <BR> Italian sandwich <BR> <BR> There are actually lots of things i didn't eat today, but these i'm particularly proud of. This morning one of the guys brought breakfast to the office, from Mc Donald's. I walked by the coffee room, could smell the sausage, but then i kept on walking. That's right! i kept on walking. Instead ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:04:23 EST a do run run run, a do run run Went biking last night with my hubby. He's delightful. He wants to go see that movie, Taken 2, and the plan was to go last night, 6 pm showing. I was also supposed to go to the gym during lunch, however, i ended up working through. Ron suggested we forego the movie and instead jump on the bikes, so we had a quick 9 mile ride through Terry Hershey Park! He's wonderful. Hopefully we'll get to see it Friday or Saturday evening. <BR> <BR> I brought my gym bag today, gonna try and walk/run a bit... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:10:25 EST I heart NY A couple months ago i was perusing the vacation rental by owner ads for a house on the water. Ron and myself along with my mom step-dad and little sis were going to go fishing. It was a great weekend btw. I got a little distracted and started looking at the NYC rentals, and on my rabbit trail found some really cheap flights... So we booked it! We're going to NY dec 5th - 8th and i'm sooooooooo excited. This will be mine and Ron's first real vacation together (aside from the honeymoon) and i j... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:50:08 EST It's true, i'm a cliche' Every one says when you get married you get fat. You get comfortable and stop working out or worrying about the weight and you get fat. Naturally, i said that wouldn't happen to me. My handsome husband loves to exercise and prefers an active life style so that wasn't going to happen to us. My apologies to every one who heard this non-sense. It's not so much that you don't care what you look like, or that you think you don't have to try anymore. That's not it at all, in fact I desperately wan... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:33:58 EST On a mission... Soooo much has changed in the last year, and i definitely fell off the wagon. Who am i kidding, i hurled myself off said wagon and kept running in the opposite direction. Now, i'm not where i was 12 mos ago, but i did undo a lot of the good work i did earlier this spring. <BR> Before i left for Africa i had finally broken that 130 mark (woohoooooo) 126 to be exact. But then i went to Kenya, DID I MENTION I WENT TO KENYA!!!!, for a mission trip and actually gained weight! In their culture a ... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:02:05 EST Points Swap! up until now when i used up all my WW points i was using my points plus (49), and while i know they give you wiggle room for a reason i just didn't feel great about it. Today i realized you can choose which 'extra' points you take from first, ie Activity or Points plus. I'm encouraged by this. Now i'm not just eating past my allowance, I'm eating the extra points I've earned. And I've earned a TON!! <BR> <BR> Went rock climbing this weekend. Spent 3 hours total at the place, and Bilayi... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:57:39 EST my line!!! My line, for forever and ever, has been 140. This was, of course, before i surpassed it. Once upon a time, when I was in the 130s, if I got near 140 I immediately cut back on the cals and revved up the physical activity. 140 was my line, I was NOT going to get there, I definitely would not go past it. Then, one day my pants did't fit, I felt sluggish and gross, and I looked in the mirror and was shocked and appalled. I got on the scale to see exactly how much damage I did and YIKES! 146.... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:26:25 EST Points (WW) Started Weight watchers yesterday... technically i weighed in last week but yesterday we got all our intro info and books and what not. I'm optimistic. It's a little weird the way they calculate the points, but i'm willing to try it. People swear by the program, and it does seem rather easy. I can do the workouts, it's the food i have so much trouble with. I LOVE to eat, and hate logging everything. on the one hand keeping track of every detail made me aware of how much i was eating, bu... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:15:49 EST February Last month I set a fitness goal of 500 minutes, the only reason i actually reached it was because i spent several hours cleaning out the guest closet. Now, it wasn't passive cleaning, not by any stretch of the imagination. I was up and down the stairs a ton, taking things out to the dumpster (I nearly filled it up, yikes!) and then several trips into the attic. Not to mention I was also doing laundry. i only counted 3 hours of it though, it was actually closer to 5 but eh. where was i goi... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 11:54:01 EST 6am That's what time I have to get to the gym to get in a decent work out shower change and get to work on time. It helps that we have a gym, aerobics room and full locker room at my office. Even better I have the very BEST friends. 2 of them are still in school and the first class isn't till noon or something, the other one currently works part time in the evening and has very little going on during the day. The three of them have agreed to meet at 6am so we can work out as a team! It start... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:34:45 EST lose the tortilla This morning at 6 am i met my friend at the park for a jog. well, he jogged. I mostly walked and then jogged the ends. Maybe i'll build up. either way, accountability is the key, had someone not been waiting for me, i'd have stayed asleep, i can always use the sleep. I did 4 laps went to the office cleaned up (we have a lovely locker room) and got to work. And then it happened, Allen showed up with tacos from whataburger. I love bacon and egg tacos, i sat there staring at it for a whil... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:57:43 EST yoga, my frienemy I try to do yoga 3 times a week. I'm fortunate, very fortunate. The company i work for hired a yoga instructor to come in 3 times a week, 2 classes on mon and wed, one on friday. I've been doing it on and off now for about 2 years. Starting in January, our yoga instructor, we'll call her M, has decided to torture us. It's pretty wonderful though, at the end of our 40 minutes we go into corpse pose and i'm so worn out i probably feel and look very much like dead weight. Today wasn't bad ... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:32:06 EST Dancing Queen Exercise can be fun! Went dancing last night with friends, and sure we had a couple beers (2 to be exact) but the bouncing around and two-stepping more than covered it i'm sure. So much fun! I love dancing... need to get more of that in. <BR> Not a bad week actually, 40 minutes of yoga on wed, 30 minutes worth of dancing last night, and i'll do another 40 minute yoga class today. 110minutes! I can definitely make my goal of 500 <BR> Oooh! i forgot we played volleyball on sunday... i'll ca... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 11:18:22 EST I did it! I conquered the bacon, egg and cheese biscuit! Every wednesday one of the guys brings in a bag from McDonalds, yes I know I've blogged about it before, but lets say I fell off the wagon. This morning though, I had frosted shredded wheat on my way to work and when that bag came in I wanted nothing to do with it. Woohoo! In fact, I went by Melody's desk and grabbed a banana cause I just knew I'd be hungry again, but haven't wanted it yet. Shredded wheat is the key! yeah yeah, I know it wou... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:40:14 EST Not so hot actually... That's how i'm feeling. I'm under the weather, and not happy about it. Instead of going to yoga yesterday I went home early. and i really don't have the energy for physical activity. it sucks, i get all riled up and ready to drop the weight and BOOM. all i want to do is sleep 20 hours a day. On the flip side i'm eating less... so, not a total loss i guess. <BR> <BR> anyway, hoping i'll be better by the weeks end and i can combat the Christmas day feast Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:39:51 EST 141 At first when i got on the scale and it said 141 i thought "woo hoo, 4lbs in one week, I'll be skinny by the new year!" And then i snapped back to reality. Several things could have been at play here: <BR> - the week leading up to my original weigh in I over indulged on everything. No really, everything! for four days straight, in fact, i ate gross amounts of food because I was in austin. Apparently i lose my mind in Austin (that's my excuse don't question it) <BR> <BR> - The day of my w... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:38:59 EST 145 12/8/2010 - 145 <BR> That was my weigh in. Horrible! Yes, i know it could be worse. but here's the thing, i'm 5'3 with a small frame and 28. I've gained 25 pounds in the last 5 years... and did i mention I'm 28. I'm too young for this!!! In all my life i've never gone over 139, 140 was my line. If i got any where near that line i dieted and exercised and got back to where i needed to be. Not this time... this time i got on the scale and that line is 5 pounds behind me. I'm discouraged... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 13:47:24 EST i'm back... again I went back to doing yoga a couple months ago, and that was a good start, but the truth is, I've done quite a bit of damage since february and yoga a couple times a week just isn't going to cut it. I need change, a change in diet, exercise, time management etc etc. This is my cry for help... I need accountability, I just can't go up ANOTHER size. witty, humorous, sarcastic blogs will be posted in weeks to come... today i just need to get back on track Tue, 7 Dec 2010 10:58:00 EST day 1 i know my friend isn't the first person to do this, but the fact that she did made it a little bit more of an accessible idea. She has decided to forgo the desk chair and instead use a yoga ball. Again, i know she's not the first person to do this, i've seen it suggested before... but it just seemed so silly. Now that i can picture her doing it at her desk, i don't feel so ridiculous using one at my own. Technically it's only a half day since i forgot to bring it this morning and only pic... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:17:29 EST running... I want to like it, i want to be a runner, but the cold hard truth is I'm not. Today I got on the treadmill and walked a mile before running my .4mi (all part of my plan) then I took it back down to a walk for about 15 minutes and tried to do .4mi again. It didn't happen the second time. My feet and legs are fine... they could go for days, my lungs/heart on the other hand NO WAY. Not to mention I just don't like it. This is not fun. And before you say "try running outside, it's so much ... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:20:10 EST What God has in store... The truth is, I don't know what God has in store for me. I assume I'll continue to be involved in children's ministry but aside from that it's quite a mystery. <BR> <BR> A couple weeks ago while I was up drilling around inside my own head (I do NOT recommend this) God impressed upon me that I need to start praying for healing. I won't go into the details of why I need healing but the conversation went a little like this. <BR> God: you need to pray for healing <BR> Me: No, I don't want ... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:38:38 EST .36 mi One of my longterm goals is to be able to RUN a mile non-stop. I can't say that i've ever been able to do this, not even as a little kid. So, today at lunch I went down to the gym got on the treadmill and turned it up to 4mph. It's a healthy walking pace, heart rate is elevated some but i can still hold a conversation - sort of. Anyway, I walked for a mile at this pace then turned it up to 6mph and started my run, or jog, or run... point is I wasn't walking. I ran until I basically didn'... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:02:56 EST Benihana's Today i nearly ate myself into a coma at Benihana's but it was totally worth it! It's my Birthday :D <BR> <BR> actually maybe it wasn't so bad. <BR> Spider roll (shared) <BR> Salmon Sashimi (raw fish - doesn't get much healthier) <BR> Onion soup (i can't see how that can be bad, it's almost all broth) <BR> Fried Rice (i stopped according to the law of diminishing returns) <BR> Steak and Shrimp (both very very lean) <BR> Banana Tempura (split with 2 other people and worth every calorie eve... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:54:08 EST Edamame! I love it. It's crunchy and delicious and healthy and all kinds of other good things. So, I live right next to chinatown. I mean RIGHT next to it, as in if you walk two blocks south of my house all the street signs are in chinese. You need to know this information to really appreciate the story I'm about to tell. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I'm almost home and I stop at the Fiesta for some fresh fruit, veggies etc. I do my shopping and start walking up and down the frozen foods aisle looking f... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:19:31 EST Starting over... Over the holidays i had a ton of food in front of me all the time, and it all looked amazing. so basically i said "screw it, i'm just gonna be fat and happy and indulge in whatever i want to!" The problem is, fat and happy don't really go together, not when you look at the damage you've done and your clothes are constantly reminding you that you no longer have the metabolism of a 16 year old girl on dance team. Nope, next week i'll be 28 and staying thin is no where near as easy as it used... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:31:39 EST My neighbor is awesome! So a few months ago I was taking out the garbage and my neighbor stops me and asks if I've been losing weight, cause I look good! LOVE HER! <BR> <BR> I was a little upset, a little discouraged that I had put some of the weight back on, then this weekend I pulled into the lot got out of the car and she yells "Neighbor, neighbor. Don't lose anymore weight!" Now... truth is I could still stand to tighten up in more than one place but it is SO encouraging to hear things like that. Monday I ... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:27:27 EST Back on the wagon So, i broke 130 and was super excited. I am the super woman of weight loss! Thinking i was in control of things i wandered away from spark and little by little stopped all the good habits i had developed. apparently they weren't habits just yet though or else i guess i wouldn't have dropped them. anyway. Good news bad news is that when i went to the first TX football game i was able to wear my khaki shorts, something i couldn't do the two years prior - woohoo! Bad news is, though my kha... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:48:39 EST I ate the chips... Not doing very well food wise. I'm not going over my calories but yesterday after i blogged I was sitting at my desk working diligently and started to get hungry. So I grabbed the chips I had so valiantly avoided earlier. I gotta say though, they were a great snack. Unfortunately because I was short on time yesterday evening I didn't bother getting anything to eat for dinner, I wasn't really hungry. I know I should have eaten, but I just didn't feel like it. Instead I ate half a skinny ... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:31:30 EST Not such a big deal... so I had the McD's biscuit this morning... but I'm not beating myself up over it. I've avoided the bad stuff for a few weeks so one biscuit on a solitary wednesday morning is totally forgivable. I've followed my own rule, don't deprive and don't binge. This is good. <BR> <BR> Did yoga on monday and today again. It's 'flow yoga' or 'vinyasa yoga'. You don't really hold any pose for a very long time, instead you flow from one pose to another and throw in a whole bunch of vinyasas. Monday... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:05:18 EST Totally worth it... Last week I had McD's for breakfast and I swore never again, and I mean it. But Kolache Factory, well that's another story. This is actually a less than once a month occurrence anyway, but Frank (usually works out of LA) is in Houston this week. Which means that on Friday, today, he's bringing in Kolache Factory. Yesterday he asked what I wanted... I had to think long and hard. Everything from that place is going to be over inflated in the fat and cal dept, so what would be worth it? Ha... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:53:51 EST I can't believe I ate the whole thing... Lucky for me, it doesn't matter! I'm a compulsive eater, I know this. I don't have to be hungry I just need to have still hands and the next thing you know I'm putting food in my mouth that I don't really want. I think I've found a solution though, I'm sure of it actually. Last night I made blackberry fruit leathers, one tray to be exact. I break up the tray and put it in my little container and take it to work with me. Now the idea is that this little container will keep my mouth and h... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 14:54:35 EST I am woman... This time last week I said never ever ever again... It's Wednesday and while he's not here yet, Bill is going to bring McDonald's for breakfast. I'm waaay ahead of him though. Woke up early and rode my bike to work today (yea me!), wait wait... getting ahead of myself. Had a fantastic dinner last night (at dinner time! - not 9pm) and when I woke up this morning I was already feeling a little hungry. Rode my bike to work (yea me!), by the time I got to work was kind of famished. It's only... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 09:12:02 EST Waking up... as it turns out is not so easy. My AC is back up and running and my my room and consequently my bed, oh so comfortable. It's 70 degrees in there and I've got a down comforter and purring cat, who in their right mind wants to get out of bed when those are your sleeping conditions. Actually... I woke up around 7 anyway because sleeping conditions changed. Jordan decided she was too hungry to wait and started licking any exposed skin. This included my nose and forehead. Good thing I wasn't... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:59:45 EST Today is a good day... I was prepared. I know I shouldn't find joy in the misery of others, but it's not what you think. Every monday Allen (guy i work with) brings in tacos from Whataburger. Yesterday after volleyball my endorphins were still going, I was feeling good, I was freaking Shera! I don't need no stinking tacos! Then as the night wore on, and the following morning (this morning) I realized how much I really wanted a taco. Then I got a text from Allen - Up with a virus all night, won't be bringing in... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:50:47 EST Applesauce I made my own applesauce this morning, I started searching Spark recipes but they all called for either sugar or honey or some kind of artificial sweetener. This was very disappointing as my favorite jarred applesauce is always the one with no sugar added. So I took it upon myself to just use these as a guide and came up with this: <BR> <BR> 4 small golden delicious apples peeled, cored and quartered. <BR> 1/2 cup water <BR> dash of cinnamon and ground nutmeg <BR> <BR> But all in a smal... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 15:11:13 EST What a difference a bed makes... I can hear Nat King Cole singing in my head... What. A. Difference... A Bed Makes. Give me 8... Little hours. <BR> <BR> The AC guy came by yesterday afternoon and last night I was able to once again sleep upstairs in my foam memory bed with the down bedding topper. soooo comfortable. Life is good again. Well... it would be if it weren't for the fact that I got on the scale this morning and it said 137.5. really??? 1.5 lbs can be gained and lost in a hot dog. 1.5 lbs is the normal fluc... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:03:40 EST Stomach Shrinking? Had my oatmeal for breakfast again, was gonna make waffles last night but just didn't get around to it. Anyway so had breakfast and here it is 12:10, I usually have lunch around 11:30, and I'm still not hungry. Not even close, in fact I'm still full. Now I know oats are filling, but wow... the only explanation I can figure is that my stomach is shrinking which isn't too far fetched. I mean since I've started tracking what I eat there's a lot less there, on account of the guilt. So yes, I ... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 13:09:12 EST Never ever ever ever again! Every Wednesday Bill brings McDonald's for breakfast, and every Wednesday I grab a Bacon Egg and Cheese biscuit and go to town. Today I logged it in my nutrition tracker, now I also did this last week, but I guess I just wasn't paying attention... 25grams of fat!!! really? It's not even that satisfying. Not to mention the 440 cal that came with it, and might I mention I immediately feel like I need a nap. No more, from now on it's a banana or yogurt and whatever I bring from home. I appre... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:30:04 EST Fruit Leathers!!! <em>45</em> I love fruit leathers. When i was little my dad bought a dehydrator, we'd make apple chips, banana chips, and my very favorite - fruit leathers. Usually we'd just open a jar of applesauce and spread that in the tray. The other day I combined apples and strawberries, used my hand blender, and turned on the dehydrator. It's like fruit jerky. It gives my mouth something to do all day so I don't indulge in chips and whatever poison someone brought in from lunch. <BR> <BR> Wel... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:16:52 EST I was safe! <em>300</em> I hit it between 2nd and 3rd, should have been an easy out but the throw went way off the 1st baseman's glove, so I round first and head for second. I know I can't beat the throw but I also know she won't be able to get low enough to tag me in time so... I slide. Dominant foot first, as my right foot hits the bag my momentum throws me up and I 'stand' into her glove (still on the base of course!) I yell 'She didn't get me!' she yells 'I got you sweetie just not in time'... ... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:12:29 EST Friday!!!! Well, I went over my calories and fat yesterday, actually I went over in fat grams 2 days in a row... I don't care though. Actually that's not true, I care and will be making a greater effort to stay in my range, but I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I stayed under 2000, and considering what I used to eat that's a vast improvement, so Yea ME! <BR> <BR> Today started out well, had my mock cobbler for breakfast again, and then had a slowcooked pulled pork open faced sandwich at lun... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 14:56:57 EST Day 2! Ok so day 1 wasn't just the day I signed up on spark, but I did do a few things. I was going to have my "cobbler" around 3pm but when I realized how many calories I'd chalked up already I decided to skip it. To clarify, my 'cobbler' consists of oats, frozen berries, and sugar, so it's not actually bad, but my problem isn't eating bad foods it's overeating in general. At 3pm I honestly wasn't hungry, I just wanted to eat something cause that's what I do. Writing things down changes EVERYTH... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:25:09 EST