SMALLERSHEEP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SMALLERSHEEP SMALLERSHEEP'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/ Thought I was okay. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669938 WARNING...this is a sad blog. I have a million thoughts flying through my head and am blogging instead of eating. You do NOT have to read this... <BR> <BR> I thought I was doing okay. I really did. And then I saw this pin: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903764746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sigh. <BR> <BR> My sweet lab of 13 years, Daisy is at the vet right now. We're not sure she's going to be coming back home. They have jury-rigged an oxygen cage of sorts for her bec... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:13 EST An "A-ha" Moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585309 I had someone comment on my Spark page asking about my status which talked about revamping my fitness plan. I began the following response to her, but in the midst of it, I had an "a-ha" moment that I wanted to share... <BR> <BR> To answer your question, I began teaching preschool 4 days a week this past fall and my exercise just disappeared. I kept trying to get up and run before school--I have 2 children (6 & 8) who are at 2 different schools, meaning 3 school schedules to coordinate. ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 08:26:56 EST Get Up and Run? Or Stay in Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460056 I am a fan of Runner's World on FB and they frequently link to blogs done by guy named Mark Remy. Most of the time, his blogs are tongue in cheek, just good for a giggle, but today's wasn't. It went along with something I went through so well, that I feel compelled to write my own blog about it. You see, he was scheduled to do an early morning run but the baby had gotten up 4 times in the night. The blog goes on to show what happened to "Real World" Mark (the one who got up and ran) and P... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:02:42 EST Why I am doing this (with pictures!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403785 Some days are easier than others in this healthy lifestyle journey on which I've embarked. Today was one of the good days. I was able to get a nice workout in while the kids played in the pool. Everyone was happy. My eating has been bang on today and we're having one of my faves, grilled buffalo chicken salad for dinner. However, not every day is like today. Some days, I just want to bury my face in a carton of ice cream or sit on the couch and read a book. I thought I'd write this to ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:21:58 EST Very disappointed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384732 I just got a call from the director of group fitness at my gym...they are cancelling my Wednesday Group Power class. This was my very first class I ever taught. It was never a huge class, but I had about 6-8 hardcore regulars. I have to go in on Wednesday and tell them it's the last one. :( More than that, as it stands, my gym is looking to end its affiliation with Group Power and is going to have us start making it up on our own. Those of you that know me, know that Group Power is HUGE... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:24:08 EST The Wake Up Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375652 So BLC22 opened today and I'm on the Amber Amazon Warriors! Woo Hoo! Very excited about that. I am in the mindset that I was in when I first got "sparked". I'm hopeful that means I'm going to have similar results. You see, when I started my weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey, I weighed about 250 pounds. UGH. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1533399836.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I stared BLC in round 5 at 220 and reached goal (150) that same year. <BR> <img src="http://... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 14:13:16 EST Just TRI and stop me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347810 I finished my second triathlon yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Oh my gosh, I am sooooo sore today! LOL. And you know what hurts the most? My derriere! <em>2</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So, we've been having AWFUL, just terrible, weather the last week or so, but it got even worse on Saturday (race was Sunday). In fact, there was some concern that the race would be canceled due to thunderstorms. Not only that, but the Quail Hollow golf tournament (one of the major PGA tourneys) was being h... Mon, 6 May 2013 20:00:21 EST I don't run because I enjoy it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213042 ...I run so that some day, when the Doctor asks me to be his companion, I can keep up. <BR> <BR> I am training for my third half marathon. It's a little different this time. I had signed up for this race last March and my husband decided to do it with me. This will be the first time we've ever run a race together. Difference number one. A sweet difference, for sure. However, the bigger difference is the fact that up until January 2nd, we had decided that we just didn't have the finance... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:07:51 EST Another check on the bucket list http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074585 I once heard Jillian Michaels say that you should never give your power away. She went on to explain that people would write to her all the time and say, "Jillian, you saved my life" or "Jillian, you made me healthy", etc. She said something like, "It drives me crazy when people say that. *I* didn't do it. *THEY* did it. *THEY* were the ones that put in the hours in the gym or at home. *THEY* were the ones that made the healthy choices. All I did was point them in the right direction, ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:10:02 EST Whatcha been up to? No, really, I want to know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058910 Hello All! <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I've blogged so I thought I'd update you on what's been going on. At the end of June, I ended a 4 and a half year "career" with the BLC. No bad reasons--it's still THE BEST challenge team in all of Spark. LOVE the BLC'ers! But after 4.5 years (4 of which were spent in a captain and/or admin role) it was time to move on. Being in a leadership role takes a lot of time and my family suffered for it. So, along with 2 of my fellow admins, we bid ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:36:06 EST Learning about myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948940 I signed up to do a triathlon that takes place in September. It's "only" a sprint tri meaning that each leg is pretty short. It's a women's only race and it's all about empowering you to do it--helping you succeed. <BR> <BR> Right now, though, I'm not feeling very empowered. You see, prior to this week, I haven't been on a bike (that wasn't stationary) in 20 years. I was nervous about going out, but guess what...it's just like riding a bike. He he he. The getting up, balance, wind in m... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:38:18 EST The Biggest Loser--The Next Chapter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935880 I've been thinking for some time now that NBC should do a spin-off show from their ever-popular, "The Biggest Loser". I would love to see it be a show about MAINTAINING the big losses they show. Everyone seems to have the greatest way to lose weight but so few actually focus on how to KEEP it off. <BR> <BR> I've lost more than sixty pounds since joining Spark in 2007. What's more, I've kept it off since 2008. My weight has fluctuated as much as 5-10 pounds in that time, but never more ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:00:49 EST Truths http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893224 It's Truth or Dare week in the BLC and some of our awesome challengers submitted truths for us to answer and some dares for us to do. Here are the truths we were asked. I'll answer as honestly as I can. :) <BR> <BR> What is the craziest thing you've ever done? I got engaged to my husband after only knowing him for 27 days. And yep, we're still married 11+ years later...so maybe it WASN'T so crazy, huh? <BR> <BR> If you could talk to one person, dead or alive, to ask for guidance, who wo... Tue, 22 May 2012 15:58:36 EST Truth or Dare Vlog #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893177 Side planks and why I'm cuter than Kat. :) Tue, 22 May 2012 15:25:51 EST Truth or Dare VLOG #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893144 I DARE you to join me in this core workout. :) Tue, 22 May 2012 15:02:34 EST Truth or Dare VLOG #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892516 It's Truth or Dare week in the BLC! YIKES! I will be uploading VLOG #2 later on today. Hope you enjoy. =D Oh, and I'm sorry it's sideways...no idea how to fix that. :( Tue, 22 May 2012 07:37:07 EST This will only make sense to the BLC18 Panthers. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777708 ROAR! Hey there Panthers! <BR> <BR> I thought I'd make finding this picture easy for you. :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817753453.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be sure to scour the rest of my page (including former blogs) to find the other 4 Vegas pictures. <BR> <BR> Happy Searching! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 15:59:24 EST Myrtle Beach Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4746286 Yay! HM #2 is officially in the books. The MB half was Saturday, February 18. What a great experience! <BR> <BR> The forecast originally called for rain, but thankfully that held off until late Saturday night. The race started at 6:30 AM so we were just fine. This is the first time I've ever traveled for a race and trying to pack for a wide range of possible race conditions was a little tricky. Fortunately, Myrtle Beach is close enough that we can drive there so over packing wasn't rea... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:44:53 EST Looking Back and Looking Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4664482 I am now entering my 4th year of maintenance. Yes, I still have those pesky few vanity pounds that I am fighting with, but I have lost and kept off over 65 pounds since 2008. As an aspiring master of maintenance, it is now more important than ever to keep those NSV's planted firmly in my mind. So, I thought I'd remind myself of my favorite NSV's of 2011 and list my NSV goals for 2012. <BR> <BR> 2011 NSV's <BR> 1. 3 years OFF of my blood pressure meds, controlling it via diet and exercise... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:15:07 EST Panther Den Duties, Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585867 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741549399.jpg">GOYB: SMALLERSHEEP Jeni <BR> MTOD: ARQUETTEZ Mary Alice <BR> Inspiration: CASSIEMOMOF4 <BR> <BR> Thursday: <BR> GOYB: SMALLERSHEEP Jeni <BR> MOTD: FT4EVR Laurie <BR> Inspiration: JAMIECARDER Jamie <BR> <BR> Friday: <BR> GOYB: MARTY19 Marty <BR> MOTD: MOM2AK Annette <BR> Inspiration: PAULALALALA Paula <BR> <BR> <BR> Saturday: <BR> GOYB: WENDYDANCER Bev <BR> MTOD: SMALLERSHEEP Jeni <BR> Inspiration: ARQUETTEZ Mary Alice <BR>... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:53:52 EST GROAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566202 It's BEACH PARTY LUAU week in the BLC! In honor of this fun theme, I had to share this: <BR> <BR> The Girl on the Beach <BR> <BR> A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. <BR> <BR> One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach pretty much every day. She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; she would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around furtively, then speak to them. <BR> <BR> Generally the people wo... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:03:24 EST Panther Den Duties, Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566189 Here is this week's Pride Duties, STARTING on Wednesday (tomorrow)! <BR> <BR> Each week a Panther Pride will be on Pride Duty! For this week, the JAGUARS will be doing their part! <BR> <BR> We each have to earn our keep in the Panther Den!! As I said before each week I will assign Pride Duties, to help keep EACH of us more involved with our team! Here are some of the ways we will have EACH of you contributing to our team: <BR> <BR> …...A.) GOYB’s. We will be asking YOU to ask a question OR... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 07:50:55 EST Panther Den Duties, Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4554680 Here is this week's Pride Duties, STARTING on Wednesday (today)! <BR> Each week a Panther Pride will be on Pride Duty! For this week, the PUMAS will be doing their part! <BR> <BR> We each have to earn our keep in the Panther Den!! As I said before each week I will assign Pride Duties, to help keep EACH of us more involved with our team! Here are some of the ways we will have EACH of you contributing to our team: <BR> <BR> …...A.) GOYB’s. We will be asking YOU to ask a question OR throw out ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:07:04 EST Mirror, Mirror http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533376 Good Morning Jeni, <BR> <BR> It's been a while since we've chatted. I can tell you've been taking care of you, though. Wow, you're really getting some nice definition in your arms and legs! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you. Four years ago, when you were 250 pounds, I'm sorry to say, but I didn't think you would ever get healthy. And yet, here you are. You've come so far. Not only do you exercise and eat health(er), you actually enjoy it! What a wonderful exam... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:00:06 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508036 I am encouraged to read a poem or tell a story during the "rest" portion of the Silver Sneakers Yoga class that I teach. This is what I'm sharing today: <BR> <BR> Promise Yourself <BR> <BR> Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can <BR> disturb your peace of mind. <BR> <BR> To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to <BR> every person you meet. <BR> <BR> To make all your friends feel like there is <BR> something in them. <BR> <BR> To look at the sunny side of everything and mak... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:53:47 EST Panther Den Duties, Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508031 Once again, thank you to my fabulous co-cappy, Jen, for putting in all the time and effort to come up with this. :) <BR> <BR> This week the LEOPARDS have duties in the Panther Den! <BR> Here is this week's Pride Duties, STARTING on Wednesday (tomorrow)! <BR> <BR> Each week a Panther Pride will be on Pride Duty! For this week, the LEOPARDS will be doing their part! <BR> <BR> We each have to earn our keep in the Panther Den!! As I said before each week I will assign Pride Duties, to help kee... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:51:59 EST Have a GREAT day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4496177 I was tasked with posting the inspirational message to the Panthers yesterday and I posted the following...it was really well received, so I wanted to share it with y'all: <BR> <BR> A little old lady went to the mirror one morning and noticed that she had only three hairs on her head. As she looked into the mirror, she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." That's exactly what she did. And, she had a great day. <BR> <BR> The next morning, at the mirror once again, the little old lady not... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:39:16 EST Panther Den Duties, Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495655 Jen has been working hard on our weekly assignments. She has posted them on our thread, but I am also going to post them here and in a blog so that you can easily find them. <BR> Here is this week's Pride Duties, STARTING on Wednesday (tomorrow)! <BR> <BR> Each week a Panther Pride will be on Pride Duty! For this week, the JAGUARS will be doing their part! <BR> <BR> We each have to earn our keep in the Panther Den!! As I said before each week I will assign Pride Duties, to help keep EACH o... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:39:21 EST BLC17 OPEN REGISTRATIONS HAVE STARTED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432553 WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! <BR> <BR> It's Time!!! SIGN-UPS are NOW OPEN for a Limited Time so hurry and reserve your spot in BLC17 today by clicking on the link at the end of this message to Register for the BLC. <BR> <BR> We're so Excited to have you all Joining us in this, our 17th Round of the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE. <BR> <BR> We have LOTS planned, so let’s get started! <BR> <BR> We will give you a Training period BEFORE we go into the official BLC Challenge so that you can take FULL ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:51:43 EST It's All About the Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4428464 Last Summer I gained--a lot. Like 20 pounds a lot. Oh, I had my excuses--I got a new scale (yeah, okay, that *might* have accounted for 3? of it?), my daughter was starting kindergarten in the Fall, so I wanted to spend as much time with her as possible...etc. But when it came right down to it, I COULD have found time to exercise, I COULD have said no to the homemade ice cream...but I didn't. <BR> <BR> This Summer, I decided, was going to be different. This Summer, I realized that taking... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:19:47 EST Oh! THAT's what I was thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4351608 Before I get into the recap of today's race, I just want to take a second to thank all of you for your encouraging words of support. They really helped me today! <BR> <BR> Okay, so in my last blog I ended with DLF>DNF>>DNS. Well, I did better than the ones who didn't finish. Oh, and one other person. lol. This race was the toughest one I've ever done. We had a huge storm last night that dumped an inch and a half of rain on the course. It was a muddy, slick mess. <BR> <BR> The race st... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 16:21:43 EST What was I thinking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4348930 I enjoy running, but I'm not very fast and I am not willing to take the time away from my family that long distance road running (training) requires. So last year, when I found an 8K TRAIL race, I thought hey, why not. Well, I LOVE it! It's very peaceful running on trails and even if you run the same trail over and over, you never have the same trail twice...Oh look! A fallen tree branch that wasn't there last time! <BR> <BR> I ran the 8K trail race again this year and shaved off 5 minut... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:00:59 EST Stars and Stripes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4335869 We're focusing on declaring freedom from a from a couple more pounds as we create the stars and stripes that make up Old Glory! <BR> Stars: Perform a minimum 50 reps of ST daily to earn a star! (Reps must be the same exercise!) <BR> Stripes: Consume 7 glasses water daily AND 6 freggies consisting of AT LEAST 1 each Red, White and Blue to earn stripes! <BR> Earn both a <em>8</em> and <em>232</em> and celebrate the day with <em>283</em> ! <BR> <BR> F~Star: <em>8</em> , Stripes: <em>23... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:02:02 EST Tracking for the Pixie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4297617 50m length ~~ Complete 50 Reps ST daily 1 pt...ea set of 50 <BR> 25m width ~~ Complete 25 Mins planned Cardio daily 1 pt...ea 25 mins <BR> 8 race lanes ~~ 8 full servings freggies daily 1 pt...all or nothing <BR> 2 open lanes ~~ 2 quart (8 glasses) water daily 1 pt...all or nothing <BR> <BR> F: ST~5, C~4, F~1, W~1 <BR> S: ST~20 (gotta love Group Power!), C~2, F~0, W~1 <BR> S: ST~2, C~1, F~1, W~1 <BR> M: ST~2, C~2, F~0, W~1 <BR> T: ST~3, C~3, F~1, W~1 <BR> Total Points: 54 Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:17:59 EST Hooray for Bunker J (and an explanation of the clues) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4286367 Congratulations Bunker J! You did it! You found me at the Gold Museum in Bogota, Colombia! Now we need to get the BLC to lose those 200 pounds so that I can get out of my box! I thought you all might appreciate an explanation (even though you did an AWESOME job figuring out where I was without it!). <BR> <BR> Clue #1 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790628813.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This signifies nothing more than the number 7. Originally, Kat had me up on Machu Picch... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 20:14:00 EST Chaos Clue before bed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4284109 Okay, I'm allowed to give one more clue before I got to bed for the night, but I'm running out of room in my photo gallery, so this one is only in my blog...I may delete some in the morning if Helga gives me enough computer time. Anyway, Clue #7: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l883448017.jpg"> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 21:02:37 EST CHAOS and HEAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4283718 Oh my gosh. It's flippin' hot! And I don't mean Benjamuno hot, I mean sweat your keister off, sweat flingin', red faced HOT! <BR> <BR> Sorry I wasn't able to get a clue out earlier today. Darn Helga took offense to me saying I wouldn't learn to samba with her. Sorry, but that was a Brazil thing, and we're not IN Brazil and OH YEAH, you're NOT Benjamuno! <BR> <BR> Mad props to Janet for trying the easy way. I think Captain Chaos would frown on that though, and trust me, you DON'T want Ca... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 17:11:44 EST Back in my Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278733 Wow, I don't think I've ever seen such craziness! One minute I'm enjoying a run along the beach, the next I'm being hurried along by Benjamuno into a car and speeding down the road. But then he ran out of gas. Kat and Captain Chaos caught up to us. I had a bag stuffed over my head and the next thing I knew, I was back in my box. My new guard, Helga, is certainly a change over Benjamuno. Have you seen her? <BR> <link>i117.photobucket.com/albums/o48/jess<BR>yjuanconnie/Old%20random%20pe... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 16:11:29 EST Dia bom a você! O dia de caos seis. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278139 Oi. This is Benjamuno again and WHEW! Did we ever dodge a bullet yesterday. I had a friend on the look-out for Captain Chaos and Katrina, just in case they figured out where we were. Jeni and I moved just in the nick of time. <BR> <BR> We have traveled south and I am looking forward to enjoying some quiet time on the beach today. This looks beautiful, doesn't it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l294293534.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know that Jeni enjoys her exercis... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:30:05 EST ¡Mi Angel es tan mona! El Día del caos Cinco http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4276303 Greetings from the sunny shores of...now wait, did you REALLY think I would tell you where I am hiding with Jeni? Yes, this is Benjamuno. Jeni and I are still on the run from Kat and Captain Chaos, but I think we're pretty safe where we are. We've seen some amazing wild life: crocodiles, river dolphins, and manatees. I quickly discovered that my Angel has a fear of birds so we've avoided the turpial. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l821293850.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 08:23:59 EST El Día bueno a usted (El caos, el Día 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4274523 ¡Hola! This is Benjamuno. You didn't think I'd actually let Jeni post a blog today and give away where we are, did you? You'll NEVER find her! She's mine, I tell you, MINE! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l111988276.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am making sure that we stay one step ahead of Kat and Captain Chaos because I know if they or the other guards catch up to us, they'll put Jeni back in her box in the corner where we were before. And let me say, NO ONE puts Je... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:39:45 EST Chaos Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271929 Hello All! <BR> <BR> Thank you for the AWESOME work you did on your fact finding mission yesterday. I understand that today will be to share healthy recipes. I look forward to trying some, if I ever get out of...wherever I am. <BR> <BR> Benjamuno was kind enough to share your messages with me and they were MUCH appreciated (especially the GEORGE pictures!), so any encouragement is welcomed! You all are doing a great job and I've been told if you work really hard today, I might get to rel... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 08:38:40 EST Chaos Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4269205 Well, I blew it yesterday. Captain Chaos discovered I'd been sending messages out so she took me away from my room and stuck me in a box...somewhere. I don't even know if I'm in the same place as I was yesterday because she did it while I was knocked out. I came to in a cramped box with a few holes drilled in it for air. I know there's a flap of some sort that they are sliding water through, but I don't know much more than that. They left me my computer, but took away my wireless card. ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:51:02 EST Chaos Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4267618 A glimpse of life from...hmm, wait, better start from the beginning. <BR> <BR> That KRAZY CHAOTIC Captain Chaos woke me from a sound sleep, put my hair in curlers, snapped a picture of me with some sign and spirited me off to...somewhere. I've been told that if I give away too much about where I am, I'll lose my computer privileges. And right now, the only thing getting me through is my pictures of George. I've been told that the Outlaws, the Golden Phoenix, the Amazon Warriors and the Pi... Tue, 31 May 2011 13:55:03 EST Join the BLC Mailing List Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4238915 Are you or someone you know interested in Joining our BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE? Then have I got News for you! You can now Join our MAILING LIST and be among the first to Know when Updates are Available and more importantly when Sign-Ups will open for the next Round. Since this Challenge has limited spaces available...you will have the Advantage! <BR> <BR> This Team is for INFORMATIONAL Purposes ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE NEW THREADS. Be certain to SUBSCRIBE to the TEAM SPARKMAILS to receive the... Tue, 17 May 2011 14:07:14 EST My Top 10 MUST DO's to lose weight (and KEEP it OFF)!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209903 I'm stealing this idea from Dawn of the BLC Pixies. These are MY top 10 MUST DO's to lose weight and keep it off. Hoping that putting this in writing will remind me and help me keep my focus. <BR> <BR> 1. Track. Everything. When I write what I bite, I keep to my calorie budget. This goes hand in hand with number 2... <BR> <BR> 2. Stick to my calorie budget. My BMR is 1513. This means that if I don't do anything except let my nails grow, keep my heart pumping, eyes blinking, etc, I ... Wed, 4 May 2011 13:25:57 EST Disney Cruise/Spring Break (with pictures :D) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4189718 Ahhh. I love going on vacation, but it's nice to be home. lol. <BR> <BR> DH and I decided to take the family on a Disney cruise for Spring break. DD is 6 and DS is 3 and a half--a perfect age to take them. We had a blast. <BR> <BR> We left Charlotte at 3AM Saturday morning, which turned out to be a good thing because apparently there were some REALLY bad storms which we managed to avoid. In fact, we'd heard from a few folks in the cruise terminal that were stuck on I-77 for HOURS. My... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:59:30 EST T.R.Y. Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4133627 The BLC16 Registration team has been given the TRY Challenge. It runs Friday-Monday. If you'd like to participate, you're welcome to! <BR> <BR> T: Tracking. Track EVERY calorie consumed. If you bite it, write it. If you sip it, script it! Please note, you do NOT have to use Spark's tracker. You can use one offsite, blog it, put it in a notebook...whatever is easiest for you. 5 points, all or nothing. <BR> <BR> R: Resistance/Strength Training. 5 points for 24 reps--max 15 points/day Stren... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 08:07:24 EST BLC16 NEWBIE SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4096222 ~~~Round 16 Sign Ups are CLOSED.~~~ If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, we'd love to have you join us in a future round. Sign Ups for round 17 will be some time in August. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~ <BR> NOW OPEN ENROLLING TIL SPACES ARE FILLED. Won't be Long so Click on the link Now to see what it's all about. <BR> <BR> We are the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE in our 16th Round...More fondly referred to as the BLC16! <BR> <BR> We will Supply you... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:52:48 EST One Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4085720 Just for fun! <BR> <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> car <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Soul-mate <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> bed-head <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> loving <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Daddy-o <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> family <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> none <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? <BR> water <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 08:11:31 EST