SOCIALAPHASIA's SparkPeople Blog SOCIALAPHASIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Food Blog #6 - 07/21/13 Rainy outside today. Which is rare for us here in Arizona. I love monsoon season though! Today got up and got ready to go to the grocery store. Planned out all my meals for the next week and got going. <BR> <BR> Forgot to take a picture... so I have one from the site. Quick breakfast today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Came home after grocery shopping and made some baked breaded eggplant. Never made eggplant before. It was delicio... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:58:51 EST Food Blog #5 - 07/20/13 Today was a good relaxing day. Slept in a bit and got up to make a good breakfast. Egg whites, spinach, tomato, a little cheddar cheese in a Flatout Tomato Wrap. With a little fat free sour cream on the side. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> After we ate the hubby and I went computer parts shopping. Bought a new Solid State Drive while we were out. On the way back we stopped for pho. I had the seafood pho with spring rolls. <BR> <im... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:00:46 EST Food Blog #4 - 07/19/13 Got to sleep in a little bit today. Got up made some breakfast, ate, and sat down to study and take my three hour midterm. Bleh! So I didn't get too many steps in today. <BR> <BR> For breakfast I had two Van's pancakes, a plum, and some black coffee to wake me up. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For a quick snack while writing essays I had a quick and easy Lara Bar. <BR> <BR> Three grueling hours later I was finished. Wooo! I had... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:25:43 EST Food Blog #3 - 07/18/13 Today started out great. I got out of bed this morning and about fell flat on my face. My calves are hurting! So not too much exercise today. Made it a point to try to walk a little extra and did two of the SP Yoga videos to try an stretch it out. I should feel better tomorrow. I have midterms tomorrow and one is scaring me. Hopefully I will do well and I can keep a positive outlook for my four day weekend. After working so much these past few months I have really been looking forward... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:20:29 EST Food Blog #2 - 07/17/13 I am so sore today! I haven't felt this feeling in a while and I love it! Did well again eating. Was able to get two miles of walking and a few light jogging spurts in today. I would have gone longer but it is monsoon season here so I almost got blown away. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was mixed fruit again with black coffee. I am a creature of habit in the morning. I really need to bake/make something ahead of time for in the morning. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:33:14 EST Food Blog #1 - 07/16/13 So here it goes! My first food blog! I love how it actually made me feel a little bit more accountable. It is the feeling of putting what you are eating on display. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It gives you a nice visualization of what you are eating throughout the day. You can see if you are getting enough greens, fruit, etc. <BR> <BR> For breakfast I had mixed fruit with black coffee. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had a vo... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:42:23 EST Food Blog I am seeing a lot of people making food blogs with pictures of their meals. It is an excellent idea! I like seeing what others are eating for ideas plus it may help keep accountable. Tomorrow I am going to make an attempt to do one! I work all day with a volunteer event of reading and serving lunch at a local school. So hopefully I am able to make good choices! <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:35:57 EST One week down So far so good. I have been on Sparkpeople every day this week. For me that is a great thing because I know I am keeping myself accountable. I have done great this week with making better choices and eating clean. I am already starting to feel a lot better. Next week I am going to slowly incorporate some exercise. I know I won't be able to jump right back into it and expect to do what I was doing before. I think I may start out on my 2 mile walk and progress from there. Anything is be... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:18:19 EST Having A Hard Time Getting Back On The Wagon... So for the past two months I have really fallen off the wagon. I think the wagon may have run me over along the way. I have gained back ten pounds, eaten horribly, and haven't worked out once. So here we go again, another awesome attempt to get back on the wagon. I know I can do it, but I have more excuses that I know what to do with. Between school and working 50+ hours a week I am exhausted. I know I am exhausted from not exercising or eating healthy. I hate this endless cycle. Some... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:22:55 EST Day 65-77 Insanity (Or Lack There Of) Well two weeks have gone by since I have done Insanity. I have been working out other ways, and this weekend I had a no so healthy weekend. Nothing too crazy, but it was nice. Now tomorrow to get back on track with the last two weeks of Insanity and finish it out right. Stress got the best of me these past two weeks. Of course me being me decided to add additional stress to my life... and enrolled back in school. I took a five year hiatus to focus on my career and to "find" out what I ... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:07:18 EST Day 61 - 64 Insanity Bah not a very good day today. I decided to re-injure an old ankle injury today at work. (Woo wearing heels to work.) So I have to lay low and no Insanity for 3-4 days. Getting old stinks, you don't bounce back like you did as a kid! I am not even sure what I can do for exercise, even light exercise because it hurts to walk. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I heal quick and can get back at it soon! I will have to really watch my food intake for the next few days and not go overboard. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:52:59 EST Day 60 - Insanity Holy cow it has been two months! The two months have been grueling but they have flown by! I only have two and a half weeks of Insanity left. My last day will be March 24th! It will be very bittersweet. I love Insanity, but I can't wait to start more strength/weight training. (Of course cardio/Insanity will also be involved.) I am really hoping I can hit the 20lb marker by the end of Insanity. I gave myself until the end of the month to do it, but it would still be nice! Only 5 more ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 20:23:47 EST Day 59 - Insanity I have a weird dilemma right now. I have been receiving a lot of comments at work lately, from clients, about my weight loss and how great I look. Which is awesome, don't get me wrong. My dilemma is... I don't know how to take a compliment! I usually turn red and say thank you or make a joke about something (my go to defense when I get embarrassed or feel uncomfortable). This is a great dilemma to have don't get me wrong, but it is very strange and very new to me. On the flip side it is... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 20:38:26 EST Day 53 - 58 - Insanity Holy cow things have been super hectic around here lately. I have barely had any time to myself. Between work, things going on at home, and different events I have barely had any time to myself. I have been really good with my food intake and tracking my calories though. Also making sure I am eating balanced meals. Insanity has been going good. I have missed two workouts due to time constraints, but I hope to make those up. I tried to get up early this morning and workout instead of wh... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:58:03 EST Day 52 - Insanity Yay! I am finally back to myself! I don't know what happened the past few days; hormones, stress, who knows, but I feel a million times better. Had a long day at work, came home and killed the Max Cardio Conditioning workout today. I am going to keep going with month 2 and see what happens. I have a strength training routine for when I am finished. I really want to start building muscles and toning after this. I will have three days of weights at the gym and three days of cardio at hom... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:39:55 EST Day 51 - Insanity Okay my motivation has somewhat returned. I didn't whine and groan too much coming home and doing my workout. Although I know it is the structure of being back at work that keeps me in line. Although now I have run into a dilemma. I started month 2 of Insanity yesterday. It is like being a newbie all over again. I have a really hard time doing pretty much all of the workout. I definitely try but I physically cannot do it! So I am not sure if that is normal and I should keep on with mo... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:20:45 EST Day 47, 48, 49 & 50 I've been in a funk lately that I just can't shake. Today is the last day of my mini vacation. I really don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I need to though to get back on track with my schedule. I need structure, maybe that is what is throwing me off. Regardless I did my workout today, a little half-hearted but I did it. I need to find where my motivation ran off to. If anyone has seen it please let me know! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:45:31 EST Day 46 - Insanity Okay on Monday I think I may have to call mulligan and start Month 2 over. This week I thought I would have been able to focus on my workouts... instead I am focusing on everything other than that. Going to work every day gives me structure and a set schedule to get everything done... being on vacation from work throws that out the window. On a good note this week I have painted my master bathroom, redecorated it, cleaned the house top to bottom, did a boat ton of laundry, gone out and di... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:23:40 EST The Fun A-Z Of Me! Borrowed from NELLBELLA26 found on LBFROMBUFAD's sparkpage. <BR> <BR> A - Available or married: Married for almost 6 years. <BR> <BR> B - Book: Hard to choose. Anything by Neal Stephenson, William Gibson & Carl Sagan. <BR> <BR> C - Cake or Pie? : Pie, although I am not a fan of crust. <BR> <BR> D - Drink of Choice: Water <BR> <BR> E - Essential Item: My cell phone and car keys. <BR> <BR> F - Favorite Color: Black, Blue, & Purple. <BR> <BR> G - Game to Play or Watch: Football! <BR> <B... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:40:08 EST Day 44 & 45 - Insanity So yeah yesterday I had a fun slip up day. It started out with a small but good breakfast, then out the door for the rest of the day. I didn't eat anything until I got home that evening. I didn't want to make dinner, so we had pizza. Frozen pizza, but still. So I ended up eating an entire pizza myself. Yep you read that right, my inner "fat" girl decided to make an appearance. So 1240 calories later I was sick to my stomach. Didn't do my video. So yesterday, yes I may have only 2,030 ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:09:39 EST Day 43 - Insanity Well.. I am going to say it... this is insane. Seriously. Just did the Fit Test and the first video, Max Interval Circuit, and I can safely say it is like Day 1 all over again... but worse. I barely made it through. I had to stop a lot, but you know what I can do it! I am going to be so sore tomorrow though, holy cow. So without further ado here are my Fit Test 3 results. <BR> <BR> <BR> Switch Kicks: <BR> <BR> Fit Test 1 Results: 42 <BR> Fit Test 2 Results: 45 <BR> Fit Test 3 Results... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:21:54 EST Day 42 - Insanity Today is my off day for Insanity. I normally go hiking or do some type of activity outdoors. Today I am truly taking an off day. Tomorrow I start the Max Interval training and don't want to run the risk of being sore. I am getting ready to head up to Lowe's here in a few to grab some paint to do our master bathroom. It has taken me almost five years to pick the color I want! <BR> <BR> Also today I am putting up my motivation board in my closet. (Good thing the hubby and I have separat... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:41:11 EST Day 39, 40 & 41 Well I have been slacking on Sparkpeople lately. Been doing good with my eating and workout though! I am finally off work until this coming Friday. I start with the max interval workout on Monday... wish me luck! Tomorrow I will be able to be on Sparkpeople more! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:35:00 EST Day 38 - Insanity Still going at my Recovery Week with the Core Cardio & Balance workout. I like this one, it is really fun. I can't wait until next week when I start the Max Interval training. I hear that a lot of people lose the majority of the weight during this section. I have already lost 11lbs so I am curious and excited to see if that rings true. After Insanity I am not sure what I want to go to next. I think I might start a strength training and muscle building circuit. (if anyone can recommend a... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:31:22 EST Day 37 - Insanity Hopefully today goes by smooth and uneventful. I can't wait for next week to roll around. Well Saturday at 1pm. I am really burnt out at work, and could use a little mini vacation. <BR> <BR> I signed up today to do the Neon Splash Dash here on May 11th. I am so excited. It is a walk/run nothing competitive, but it looks like a lot of fun! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Also I signed up to do Rugged Maniac here in November. Now this one on the other han... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:13:26 EST Day 34, 35, & 36 - Insanity After an extremely long week last week I decided to have a sorta "cheat" weekend. I didn't go way over board. Okay, we went to a casino buffet Saturday night. I did well, I know I went over my calories but I didn't go crazy. Also I had a Snickers yesterday and didn't think twice haha. Other than that no fast food and no other really unhealthy foods. I still did my workout on Saturday and got a great workout on my "off" day on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I am going to do the Core Cardio and Bal... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:18:29 EST Day 33 - Insanity So the longest day of my week went very well. I was in a great mood today, my coworkers said I was full of "unicorns, sunshine farts, and giggles". Don't ask, we are a very weird bunch. So I have four and a half hours tomorrow and then onward to the weekend and day off! <BR> <BR> Insanity went well today. Got in all my meals so far which is really nice. Best news of all.. had my weigh in this morning.. I was 188.8!! <BR> <BR> I made it into the 180's. My goal of 180 by the end of Marc... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 21:45:45 EST Day 32 - Insanity Today was a very blah day. Got everything so far taken care of at work. Today actually was slow enough that I got caught up and was actually able to eat breakfast, my mid morning snack, and lunch! Woohoo! So nothing new or exciting today. Day 4 out 6. Tomorrow is my longest and probably most stressful day, so I need positive thoughts my way. <BR> <BR> Workout went good tonight. Wasn't into it, but I broke a good sweat and did it so that is a plus! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 20:20:15 EST Day 31 - Insanity So overall today was a good day. I made sure to keep a positive attitude at work and everything went smooth. Other than being a busy day and only being able to eat breakfast and my mid morning snack it was pretty good. Again no lunch. Next week everything should go back to somewhat normal. So woo half way through a crazy week! Three down, three more to go. <BR> <BR> I am really happy the recovery week came when it did. I did have to argue with myself after coming home to do my worko... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:17:38 EST Day 30 - Insanity Woohoo! Almost to the half way mark. Finally able to do the Core Cardio and Balance workout in it's entirety today! My shoulders are only slightly sore, not enough to bother me today. Haha, I thought I had great balance until I had to do some of these moves... I am going to be sore tomorrow, but the workout was a lot of fun! <BR> <BR> I am doing a really good job of letting the workouts be a stress reliever for me, especially after I get home from work. I am finished with day 2 of 6 of ... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 20:39:39 EST Day 29 - Insanity I just want to say this out loud... <BR> <BR> I JUST RAN TWO MILES WITHOUT STOPPING IN 18 MINUTES!!! <BR> <BR> I never thought I would be able to say that! I know that is not that fast... but I did not stop once! My endurance was off the charts today! I came home after an extremely long and irritating day at work and did my Insanity workout. Today is the "recovery" week. I had a hard time doing some of the exercises in the video because of my shoulders hurting. As long as I don't pu... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:18:05 EST Day 28 - Insanity Well today is my off day, it still feels really weird not having to work out! I have a beer chicken going in the crockpot with a lot of low cal snack options for tonight's game. It is good that I have an off day my one shoulder feels better today so I am hoping I am back to normal tomorrow. On the other hand I decided to hurt my other shoulder yesterday horsing around, so I have a bruised collar bone. I need to learn to take it easy! So hopefully tomorrow when I start my Core Cardio and ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:38:44 EST Day 27 - Insanity Had a good workout today. Really got into it. Although I had to skip the jumping jacks part. I think I accidentally slept on my shoulder wrong two days ago. I have a huge knot in it that I can't get worked out. I looked at my Insanity calendar and realized I don't actually have a fit test this Monday. It looks like I do the Core Cardio & Balance workout for the full six days. Then I do the Max Interval Circuit and Fit test the following Monday. I am still going to weigh in Monday or T... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 20:10:36 EST Day 26 - Insanity Today was an extremely long day at work, but overall not bad. I know I have been complaining a lot about work lately, but it has been stressing me out like crazy. After this upcoming week things should get back to normal and a lot less stressful. I just have to keep a positive attitude and not let things get me down or too stressed out in the next week. <BR> <BR> In Insanity news I think I am just going to go forward with Max Power section and see how it goes. So next week I will be doin... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:49:13 EST Day 25 - Insanity Not too bad of a day today. Got a lot of stuff done and no coffee was thrown at me so that was a plus. Did my video tonight (woohoo!) now I am waiting for the husband to get off work get his butt to the gym, and get home so I can make dinner. I am so happy tomorrow is Friday. I got lucky and I am off this weekend. Not sure what I am going to do with myself Saturday. Sunday is the Superbowl! <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:37:45 EST Day 24 - Insanity I am really happy I changed my mind and did my workout yesterday. Today is definitely not getting done. Today honestly was the day from hell. <BR> <BR> I decided that I am going to continue with another week or two of the regular Insanity workouts before I go to the hard core ones. I know I wasn't close to the physical abilities of the people who do Insanity in the first place, so I am making sure I don't hurt myself. I am excited to do them, but I don't want to kill myself doing them!... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:34:54 EST Day 23 - Insanity Today, I will admit defeat. I am perfectly okay with that. I know tomorrow will be a new day and hopefully all will be better then. Had an extremely long day at work today, that included running around (woo exercise, except I do it in 4inch heels, yuck), two interviews, lots of me winging it through one of our systems, and no lunch. So today was stressful to say the least. I was able to eat a small breakfast, and I was able to grab a cheese stick around 4:30 to tide me over. So no Insan... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:29:50 EST Day 22 - Insanity Not too bad of a Monday today. Had a few issues at work, but still overall a good day. Came home and did my Pure Cardio and Ab's DVD (my favorite!) and now I am about to make some dinner. Tomorrow I have an early morning meeting and two interviews, it should be a long but good day. I am really happy I am better about my eating and exercising with all the stress going on at work. I know if I was in my old habits there would be no way I would be able to handle it. Wooo positive thinking! ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:27:33 EST Day 21 - Insanity Well no one would go hiking with me this morning, so I am sad. So this morning I lounged around, got my list for dinners and lunches together, and my grocery list done. Went and battled the grocery store. They redid the layout at the store, so I had to walk back a few times for missed items haha. Came home and ate some lunch, and now I am waiting for the hubby to finish up watching the Rolex 24 so I can catch up on my day of Insanity. I was hoping to be able to go out hiking every Sunday... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:26:33 EST Day 19 & 20 - Insanity I took my "off" day yesterday. I was too exhausted after working for 11 hours and coming home late to work out. The hubby and I went to our favorite sushi place for dinner. I love their food and it is easy for me to stay in my calorie range there. <BR> <BR> I worked this morning for a few hours and came home and did Friday's dvd and tomorrow I will do Saturday's so Monday I will be back on track. I was going to go hiking again tomorrow with my sister but it has been raining non stop t... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:58:47 EST Day 18 - Insanity Well today I was supposed to do the Recovery video... well I deviated a little. I did the Pure Cardio video today. Yesterday I wasn't into it and I don't think I got that great of a workout... so I did it again today. I feel I got a much better workout today. I groaned while getting ready, but I actually got into it today. Woo! Work stress is not helping... all I want to do is come home and crash. It has been draining lately, but I am managing and hopefully it will all come around here... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:16:52 EST Day 17 - Insanity Today working out was a chore. I hate thinking like that, but I do occasionally. Today was the first day that I did the cardio abs part of the dvd. Good note: All the guys are shirtless... even Shawn T. Bad note: I am going to be hurting tomorrow! (Well I guess that is good too!) <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:02:05 EST Day 16 - Insanity Well where do I start today. I am really going to have to motivate myself and have strong willpower over the next few weeks to make sure I come home and do the days video. We had some changes at work, so I am going to be overloaded and a tad bit stressed until it gets resolved. Positively thinking it should turn around in two months. I have to keep telling myself that the workout is a stress reliever. After today I was ready to come home sit on the couch until the hubby got home and th... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:37:11 EST Day 14 & 15 - Insanity / Week 2 Fit Test Well so far so good this weekend! I am happy to report a 6.2lb loss! I did a little happy dance on the scale this morning. Hopefully soon I will be out of the 190's and into the 180's! A little closer to my goal. I am off work today so I got up did my weigh in and did the fit test first thing. I didn't get a chance to go hiking yesterday, so I am going today. It is so nice living right next to so many parks with great trails. Well without further ado here are my fit test results! <BR>... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:16:02 EST Day 12 & 13 - Insanity Well the weekend begins. I did good last night and did not have a single drink. I stuck with water the entire night! It has been really tough lately. I have had a lot of social events going on and they all involve bad food and drinks! I feel good after last night and I hope to continue that momentum into the rest of the weekend. I don't have much going on after last night, so I should be good! Especially since I have a weigh in on Monday! Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:07:11 EST Day 11 - Insanity Yeah not much going on tonight. Recovery dvd tonight. Although I did break down and have a few drinks tonight at a going away dinner for a coworker. Did good with eating, but of course the drinking got me again. Have. To. Have. Willpower. <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:11:55 EST Day 10 - Insanity Hey look I am almost 1/6th of the way there! Haha. So another not so good day at work today. Atleast this time I didn't let it effect my workout. I need to learn to channel my anger into a good workout. I would be done losing weight in no time if that was the case. Yet as always I feel better after I workout. Can't use a bad day at work or a bad day in general as an excuse anymore. Unless I am dying or break a limb I am going to exercise! <BR> <BR> On a funny side note, I guess I mus... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:33:35 EST Day 9 - Insanity Today was a bit better today at work and just a better day in general. Actually got into the workout tonight which is always a good thing! Then again tonight was the Pure Cardio video and I love this one. I am really excited for Monday to come up to I can see how much I am progressing. I can already feel my pants getting looser and I feel much better physically! <BR> <BR> I am liking the Monday weigh in days. Someone had commented that they will keep my weekends in check, and I think it... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:18:57 EST Day 8 - Insanity Well after a really long and not so great day at work I really had no desire to come home and workout today. Today was the Cardio Power & Resistance workout. I am not a big fan of this one to begin with... so getting through it was a chore today. In the end I made it through the workout, some of it was not up to full par... but I broke a sweat and made an effort. That is what counts right? :) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a new day, and hopefully a better one at work. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:51:25 EST Day 7 - Insanity Well I had to make up Saturday's video today on the "off" day, but it has been a very successful week! I really need to concentrate on not going overboard on the weekends with the eating and the drinking. (Also, lack of sleep is not healthy either!) It is really hard when a lot of my social outages revolve around food and alcohol. I may have to become a "homebody" for a few weekends until I can get my willpower back in check. <BR> <BR> A few positive notes. I am no longer really sore ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:03:41 EST