SMAIDA's SparkPeople Blog SMAIDA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feeling crappy (yeah, I wish!)... Considering going to a doctor. I have been really frustrated this last month or so. I have been trying to get back in the hang of tracking my workouts and food because I keep gaining weight although I feel like I've been eating better than usual and being much more active. Tracking food is still hit or miss, but I haven't missed posting a single workout, which is good because it has been keeping me jogging regularly. <BR> <BR> I remember when I first started jogging 3 or 4 years ago, it really hurt but I always felt gre... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 09:39:58 EST Routine, Routine! Hey Blog, <BR> <BR> I haven't written in just over a month, for shame! <BR> <BR> I've been struggling big time to get out of the 160s for the last month or two. IT IS RIDICULOUS. I've been eating particularly well over the last two weeks, and am finally feeling that Want to go on a jog first thing in the morning. I'm not kicking my own butt to get going, it's an urge from within! But I just can't get out of the 160's!!! I think I need to up the challenge of my jog. I've been changing... Sun, 8 May 2011 10:58:47 EST Turbo Fire opinions?... And, I got a juicer!! Hello Blog! <BR> <BR> I just saw an infomercial for a workout program called Turbo Fire. It looks SUPER fun. There are lots of reviews out there, and a few Spark Teams, and sounds like it's pretty successful. I watched the whole infomercial and just pictured my crazy cousin and myself having a ball doing a workout like that together. <BR> <BR> My brothers and I visited my cousin *the crazy one :)* and aunt *she's crazy, too!* in Kansas City this weekend. It was so needed, and refreshing... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 03:35:33 EST Silver Lining Time! It has been a rough week, but I am staying positive. <BR> <BR> Jake and I did not get the house. We are now setting our sights on an artists' haven called the Gaslight Village. Kurt Vonnegut and Gene Wilder are former residents. Very cool. <BR> <BR> I am not pushing myself at the gym, and I have plateaued. Easy fix. <BR> <BR> Lastly, and devastatingly... Rosy's pregnancy ended about a week ago. I have only spoken with my dad. They are not calling it a miscarriage. He said they are s... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 03:30:36 EST Hoping for a house. Jake and I applied to rent a house in Iowa City. The landlord likes us and apparently he is trying to decide between us and one other couple. We are going to meet with him on Saturday afternoon, and I can't wait to learn whether we get it or not! I really, really hope he chooses us. Wish us luck! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:52:35 EST Mom is in the gym! Hello Blog, <BR> <BR> My mom is turning 51 on March 18th. For her birthday, my brothers and I signed her up at Anytime Fitness and paid for a one year membership. I signed up at Anytime Fitness a couple of weeks ago and I really like it. She has sounded interested but I know she doesn't really have the confidence to go on her own. Now we can go together! We told her about her present a couple of days ago, and she was really happy. She has gained a lot of weight since she and my dad divorced ... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 13:26:31 EST yummy snacks Hello Blog, <BR> <BR> I am getting ready to head up to Iowa City to check out a house that is for rent. From what I could tell on Google Maps street view, it is VERY cute. It is one of the few properties that allows dogs of our breed and size (45-pound German Shepherd mix), so hopefully Jake and I have a shot at it. <BR> <BR> So I've been totally nuts about a couple of snacks this week. The first one is a box of Rice-A-Roni's Long Grain & Wild Rice cooked in chicken stock, with a bunch o... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 11:52:33 EST May I Be Frank This "blog" feature is so handy. I've been meaning to write more regularly. This is the perfect place. <BR> <BR> Today was a good end of the month. Jake and I paid off one of our debts (yay!!!), and I reached my weekly weigh-in goal. We bought a scale a few weeks ago, and I love the thing. It has a neat User function.. It shows the difference in weight from the last weigh-in for two different users. <BR> <BR> I'm trying a new motivational tool, where I "reward" myself for reaching m... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 02:36:21 EST and then they were Four... Looks like in about 7 months, I am going to become a big sister again!! My dad and his wife, Rosy, are pregnant! I am so happy for them. My brothers and I have always been a trio, I never expected that to change. You can never predict what life has in store! This has been a great week and I now have extra, extra motivation to get healthy! Having a 23-year gap in age will add an unusual quality to our relationship, and I want to be super involved with my new baby brother or sister! <BR> ... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:02:39 EST