SOUNDANDVISION's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SOUNDANDVISION SOUNDANDVISION'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/ 240lbs Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402746 I am 240lbs, I have no idea how I let this happen. I am so uncomfortable and miserable. Enough is enough I am taking control of my body back, NOW. The plan I've started (as of 2 days ago) <BR> <BR> 60-80 carbs a day <BR> 25-35 grams of fat a day <BR> <BR> 100 ounces of water a day <BR> <BR> I will be doing fitness on a random schedule for the first week, but then will be moving on to a more strict fitness plan. <BR> <BR> Things that need to be worked into my plan: <BR> <BR> Apple cider ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:27:09 EST Check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325462 Im on track, eating and exercising. Not really losing any weight. My inches are fluctuating like crazy though. My energy is really low, I feel like theres something wrong with my metabolism. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll keep going though, cause if I stop I will gain insane amounts of weight... <BR> <BR> Is gaining 35lbs in like 6 months normal? That was me eating right too. I cant even imagine how much I would have gained if I was eating whatever I wanted! Pretty good motivation though I guess hah... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:45:44 EST April renewal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306857 So last year I looked really good. No tummy bloating, clear skin. And I felt really thin. I was 30lbs less than I am today. I was 200lbs. Today I am 230lbs. This needs to change. Like...yesterday. <BR> So Im starting out april right and Im going to exercise every single day for atleast 20 minutes a day. No matter what. No excuses. <BR> My biggest pet peeve about my current weight is that my stomach is hugely bloated, I dont even want to leave my house I feel so gross and bloated. <BR> Im p... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:45:27 EST Impatiently baby craycray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231979 Im having some issues with patience... <BR> <BR> I really want a baby, like right now. And all we are waiting for is for me to lose weight. <BR> Weight loss is already such a slow process, ugh.. <BR> <BR> Im exercising 5 days a week, eating really well, staying focused and motivated, I just wish there was some sustainable way I could speed this up. <BR> <BR> The original weight I wanted to get down to was 150lbs, Im 227lbs and 150lbs seems sooo far away :/ <BR> I think I would be happy g... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:11:24 EST Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227511 Im feeling pretty good right now. <BR> <BR> Im back on track and I've eliminated a few foods that I thought were okay but turned out to be not so good, such as the hummus I was eating turned out to have 11 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons! <BR> I dont know how or why I thought this (maybe I was thinking of a different brand?) but I thought it was 3 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons lol So thats gone and so are a few other things like that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Im trying to remember to think as food ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:10:20 EST Frustrated with myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221856 SO I got my period on monday and I had been doing sooo good with my food and exercising, I was exercising everyday except sunday and I wasnt eating any wheat/gluten and I was only eating naturally occuring sugars, like in fruits etc. Then BLAM TOM comes around and I ate bread, sugar, felt so exhausted and emotional I still dont even want to exercise....I hate that this happens. I guess all I can do is take it as a lesson and move forward and avoid it in the future. <BR> <BR> Im not sure wha... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:37:16 EST Nutritional plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179105 Okay, so atkins is not a great choice diet, and diets in general I know are not effective. However a bread and sugar free diet works wonders with me. My skin clears, my en energy levels go through the roof, and I lose weight steadily. <BR> So Im trying to think of an effective way to eliminate sugar. I have already stopped eating bread, and gluten products. But Im not really sure how to give up sugar effectively. If I give it up cold turkey and completely am I just setting myself up for fai... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:53:54 EST New years planning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176960 I know, I know its totally cliche to make weight loss related new years resolutions. <BR> But, I am super motivated, have a plan and I am totally over all the junky sugary bready foods Ive been eating. Some of these things sound a bit ambitious, like one of my goals is to use my elliptical everyday, but Ive found with that particular goal that if I do exercise everyday it becomes less and less like a chore. Im up for a challenge and I promise to listen to my mind and body and not over do it... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:48:13 EST Sleep, wheat, and exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157244 It is now undeniable that I have an wheat/glutten intolerence. I cut out wheat and glutten again and my weight went back to my "pre thanksgiving weight". <BR> I was 228lbs the day after thanksgiving. The day before thanksgiving I was 221lbs. Today I am 222lbs. Atleast it was a quick fix, but it still sucks I cant have wheat! Oh well, better to be not bloated. <BR> <BR> I am trying to fix my sleep schedule, Im aiming at going to bed at 9, and being asleep at 930. <BR> As my son wakes up at ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 15:14:32 EST Thanksgiving gains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149632 On thanksgiving morning I weighed 221lbs, the next day I weighed 228lbs! <BR> I didnt even eat that much! I am positive now that I have a wheat problem, I think I gained all that poundage from the stuffing and rolls. Because I can believe gaining 2 or 3 or even 4lbs for thanksgiving but not that many pounds that just crazy. I have since immediately cut out bread/wheat/glutten again and Ive gone down 2lbs, Im now 226lbs. <BR> <BR> That number makes me want to cry. <BR> <BR> Ive been using ... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:53:34 EST weight watchers, and food elimination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108807 Im trying out weight watchers, not the meetings just the points system. <BR> Im also using the spark nutrition tracker, and they are coming out almost the same. <BR> If I stay within my spark nutrition goals, I also am staying within the weight watcher goal. <BR> So thats interesting. <BR> <BR> Im still exercising 5 or 6 days a week walking and using the elliptical. <BR> My weight starting was 220 and when I started exercising/sparking again my weight went up to 224 which is really annoy... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:46:49 EST Weight wont budge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104946 I'm exercising 6 days a week, and eating within my spark goals, and tracking everything and drinking tons of water. AND my weight is still the same! <BR> <BR> Right when I started I gained 4ishlbs. I started at 220lbs, and now Im 224lbs. <BR> Its been over 2 weeks and I just dont understand...Im still 224lbs. <BR> <BR> Its really discouraging. Ugh. <BR> <BR> I also have cut out wheat/gluten, because I have found that any amount of wheat makes me super bloated and puff up. Like even hal... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:40:33 EST Getting momentum back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094408 I have worked out on the elliptical for 3 days in a row, and going for walks and controlling/tracking my eating, drinking tons of water and I feel great! <BR> <BR> My weight has gone up 3lbs since I started exercising again, which usually happens for some reason. Does this happen to anyone else?? <BR> <BR> My biggest problem with weight loss is my sweet tooth. I had a ton of diet friendly sweets that I used to go last year, but I cant remember any of them, besides jello pudding made with f... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:11:57 EST Restarting!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091448 I am restarting. <BR> <BR> Last year on sparkpeople I went from 243lbs to 189lbs. <BR> During 2012 I went waaay back up. a weight gain of 31lbs. <BR> I am 220lbs as of today. <BR> It makes me sad and sick to calculate all that. <BR> <BR> <BR> BUT Im done. Im done being fat and out of control of my body. <BR> Food is not worth this. Its just not feeling sluggish, lazy and bloated. <BR> I have a 4 year old who I dont have energy to play with. I want more kids (and soon!), how am I supp... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:53:11 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810867 I am JUST today getting over a horrible flu/cold I got about a week ago. <BR> <BR> I couldnt eat, taste, smell, or even stand up. I lost 6lbs from that. Which is not good, because it was lost in such a small amount of time due to a high fever I had. <BR> But my weight is still down, and Im feeling much better. So thats good. <BR> <BR> Im eating more regularly, and tracking again today. All I can do is keep trying and keep drinking water! hahah. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:31:54 EST trying to get my motivation groove back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798135 Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my last blog. Seeing everyones support and encouraging words really did help me alot! I dont feel so alone in this journey! <BR> <BR> I have been tapering off the eating, yesterday the only bad things I ate were a muffin top, and a handful of tortilla chips. Which is a HUGE improvement from what I was stress eating. Today I have had been eating clean, so far so good. Tracking too! <BR> <BR> I have been drinking my water, and its caused me to bl... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:35:05 EST stress eating and gains :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4795014 I have gained 20lbs. I am 211 right now :( <BR> <BR> I want to cry. I am so disappointed and disgusted with myself. And frustrated beyond belief. <BR> <BR> We had to move suddenly and the stress eating started happening, and became a habit before I even realized. <BR> <BR> Now we are all moved and unpacked. And here I am at 211lbs instead of 187lbs :( <BR> <BR> I need to start exercising and tracking nutrition again. Starting NOW. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:59:14 EST word vomit AKA venting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718786 Eating is going really well. But exercising is really tough, my 3 year old son is just soo hard to distract. The most I can get in is 20 minutes at a time on my exercise bike :( <BR> <BR> I am gonna buy the "biggest loser" video game for the wii, and see if maybe that will be easier to do, or more fun or something. <BR> <BR> Ive been planning my meals ahead of time which is really nice. That way I can sort of schedule my foods around, and make room for stuff. <BR> <BR> Im at about 200lbs... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:33:13 EST Back...again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674141 Ok so over the holidays (from thanksgiving) I gained 17lbs. <BR> <BR> I was 190 december 1st. January first I weighed in at 207lbs!!!! UGHHH. <BR> <BR> Two days of clean eating and exercising I am now at 204.6lbs. <BR> <BR> I am pretty upset, but Im not discouraged. I am disgusted and ashamed of myself. But I have motivation! I ordered pure protein powder, that should come tomorrow. I have been exercising on my exercise bike and using the wiifit for yoga and strength training. <BR> <BR... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:02:36 EST October goals! Time to bust outta the 180s!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4517127 Well october is here! The start of my favorite time of year! Time for baking, dressing up, decorating the house! eee! So much fun. My bf and I are planning on going for halloween as gambit an rogue from xmen, and that entails wearing a spandex body suit....stoked, but also nervous. Especially nervous cause I cant try the suit on before I buy it cause I'm ordering online! <BR> <BR> I have some serious goals I'm trying to hit, I'm doing really well so far, and I'm quite proud of myself too! I... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:08:52 EST Fall!! Being Sick, And Halloween Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505462 I absolutely love fall!! The drizzly weather is just so cozy and nice. <BR> <BR> I have a really bad cold right now :( but I have been on track with exercise, and have been mostly just eating soup for the last 4 days. <BR> <BR> My current weight is 191lbs. I'm really hoping to get to 180lbs by halloween. I know its quite ambitious, but if I set my mind to a big goal its easier for me to get at least close. <BR> <BR> Im thinking about year end goals as well, Id like to get to 160lbs by j... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:06:02 EST feelin good :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4453646 Alrighty, so I'm pmsing somethin fierce and allowed myself to eat 4 and a half safeway bakery cookies. I did not impulsively eat them, I thought it out and did it. Which is awesome, and now I WILL be done eating pms food. <BR> <BR> I am feeling really awesome despite TOM and Pms and all that. I went for a run for the first time ever yesterday. It was seriously difficult. But left me wanting to try it again. <BR> <BR> Everything is going smoothly right now, my house is nice and organized,... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 23:09:56 EST sorta feeling down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4446092 First I should mention, that I had an incident at a lounge/bar type deal, where my 2 very thin (like 5'5 110lbs thin) friends and I were catching up. One of my friends was sitting on my lap, and my other friend was sitting in the opposite chair, and there were only 2 chairs. <BR> <BR> So, this quite large himself guy, in the corner starts yelling at us, saying "thats F***ing gross!" and he yells this 4 or 5 times, before we both said "why is it gross?" and I said "is it because we are 2 girl... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:38:08 EST Long time, no update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4444152 Ok, so I dont really have anything to update about, but I havent written a blog in awhile so I thought I should. <BR> <BR> I havent been very active on spark this summer. I gained a few pounds, I went from 189 to 194, 196 on a bad day. I have been back and active on spark for the last two weeks though. <BR> <BR> I am starting think that I have an under active thyroid though :( my mom has one and she has to take medication for it everyday, and I read online that if your mother has hypothyro... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:58:23 EST new fruit/veggie pill?? say wha?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4351815 Anyone heard or read about it? <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.juiceplus.com/nsa/conten<BR>t/Welcome.soa </link> <BR> <BR> Not too sure about it. Sounds a bit silly. I'm usually very skeptical with pills and stuff. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 18:59:39 EST blah. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4316984 Hello spark people! <BR> <BR> I am feeling quite irritated about my weight loss progress (0r lack there of) I just finished school for the term, and can now completely focus on eating and exercise. <BR> I decided to go on a scale hiatus...til sunday. I dont know if I can make it. Its making me super cranky. But also holding me accountable. <BR> <BR> Right now Im really motivated, and just WISHING that I could just drop this weight in an instant. Ive got 73lbs to go til I hit my ultimate g... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:16:49 EST summer goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4300303 School is out this week, and I am so glad for it. My weight is fluctuating so drastically from being so stressed and not really having anytime to focus on eating right. Oh, yeah and I had to move. AGAIN. Our land lord decided to sell the house we were in. Big stress provoker. BUT, our new home is really cute and adorable, and right in the middle of town so its walking distance to EVERYTHING! I'm soo thankful we found this house. <BR> <BR> Now, its time to refocus on eating and exercising. I'... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:33:58 EST decided on not doing atkins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4124707 thanks to all who gave me advice/input. i decided against atkins because it just made me too sick. and i dont want to do it permanently or long term, and any weight i would lose i would just gain right back. instead, im going to just cut my carb intake down from normal. i was eating between 90 and 150 before which is good, but i think i want to keep it closer to 80 a day. and keep with my lowfat diet between 25 and 37 grams a day. and low calories between 1200 and 1400. and keep exercising 5 ... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:00:17 EST trying atkins please give me your input and advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4122919 i am on the first day of atkins. i am sooo confused as to whether or not i want to continue. i feel awful, and i feel so guilty from consuming 84 grams of fat. even though thats about average for someone on atkins. i cant get over the guilt. and i feel slugish and gross... <BR> <BR> if it were not for the huuuuuuge amount of fat i consumed today i would quit entirely, but then my efforts would have been for nothing and i will have just had an insane fat day. so im sticking it out for atleast... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 01:01:42 EST been gone, stressed, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4084510 my grampa died last week. i havent really dealt with death before. its a very odd feeling. very heavy and ominous. i was close with my grampa as a child. and he died of natural causes, he was in his late 80s but it really makes me feel old that hes passed. its very odd. its like a marking of my own life progressing. and it makes me really scared and anxious. <BR> <BR> anyways, i ate horrible for this entire week. i have been exercising tons though. more then normal. but i just feel gross a... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:13:57 EST mid month update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4038766 im not doing as well as i was last month. valentines day was just as bad as christmas <BR> this year, treats wise. it unfortunately fell on the same day i had my period. and i basically just gorged all day. ive been bouncing between 189 and 187 all month. ive been exercising alot, but food hasnt been exactly spot on. im feeling pretty frustrated. i just need to really control my eating. ughh... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:52:14 EST monthly progress blog and progress pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3990833 here are my measurements as of January, 4th, 2011. <BR> <BR> weight 195.2 <BR> <BR> waist 37 <BR> waist at navel 43 <BR> hips 45 <BR> bust 40 <BR> rib cage 38 <BR> thigh 23 <BR> calf 16 <BR> neck 14 <BR> upper arm 14.5 <BR> <BR> <BR> and here are my measurements as of today, February, 4th, 2011. <BR> <BR> weight 188.8lbs <BR> <BR> waist 36 <BR> waist at navel 43 <BR> hips 44 <BR> bust 40 <BR> rib cage 36 <BR> thigh 21 <BR> calf 16 <BR> neck 14 <BR> upper arm 13 <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 17:53:42 EST quick rambling blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3966541 so i feel like writing up a quick blog! <BR> <BR> last night i ate a whole bag of trail mix. thank god it was low sodium. but i still had to skip dinner, because it put me way over on calories and fat. i weighed today though, and im at 188.6! hooray. <BR> i have to remember though that i am not capable of eating 3 tablespoons of nuts, i eat the whole bag. even though they are really good for you, its best that i just stay away from them for now. <BR> <BR> i havent wore any makeup what so ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:56:58 EST my month so far. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3960247 so ive made it to 189, before schedule, which i am thrilled about! i was very sick with a flu, which jump started my weight loss, and the second i was better i started working out and eating super well. seeing that huge loss was so motivational. it really helped me get my butt back into gear! <BR> <BR> ive lost 6 pounds so far this month, id like to try and make it 8 or 10lbs by the 4th of feb. <BR> putting me at 187 or 185. 185 is my pre-pregnancy weight. sadly my son is almost 3 and i stil... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:58:45 EST measurements and pics. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3889105 i am going to make a blog like this once a month from now on. it will have my measurements, my weight and some face and body pics as of that day. <BR> <BR> here are my measurements as of today, January, 4th, 2011. <BR> <BR> weight 195.2 <BR> <BR> waist 37 <BR> waist at navel 43 <BR> hips 45 <BR> bust 40 <BR> rib cage 38 <BR> thigh 23 <BR> calf 16 <BR> neck 14 <BR> upper arm 14.5 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> and now here are some pics! i dont hate how i look in these, but i definitely dont like ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 15:27:57 EST belated new years resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885793 i have been sick for about a week now, i wanted to do many things before new years day, like organize my house more, regain strict control on my eating, write this blog, etc etc, but i was and am so sick with this awful head cold that i just today getting around to writing this blog, and gaining control of my food intake. i am still debating if i should be exercising while i am this sick. everyone says unless i am nauseous i should be fine, i havent been exercising at all recently and i think... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:20:04 EST about time for a blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3854218 i was in a slump from halloween til about a week ago. i didnt really eat very well at all, but i did exercise quite a bit, and i slashed my carb intake. im experimenting with it, but what seems to be working is eating carbs in the morning and trying to avoid them for the rest of the day, which is hard but not impossible. i am aiming to eat less then 150 grams of carbs a day. which worked last week, leaving me at 192 on sunday, from 196-197. so i think ill keep experimenting with that. <BR> ... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:09:11 EST my new obsession! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3775773 tea parties!! they are an excellent way to be social, while eating. and if you do it right you can keep it healthy too. i have always loved tea and recently i got a tea set and so ive been having little tea parties. usually just with me and joe after dinner. <BR> we usually have peppermint tea with white tea, or vanilla tea (no calories or fat or anything in the tea) then we add mini candy canes and fat free creamer. <BR> its superbly delicious. it satisfies my sweet craving perfectly. <BR>... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:36:00 EST whiny and discouraged... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3762115 i am at 197.8.....yesterday i was 199. which is good and all. but i am still feeling really discouraged to think that i was 193 just last week, and halloween totally messed me up!!!! <BR> i cant believe i let this happen and wasted all that time. <BR> i of course will still not give up. but i just need a moment to vent and be whiny. haha. <BR> today is a new day and i will not make bad choices today. it means so much to not. <BR> <BR> <BR> ok, now time to put some things into perspective!... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:51:17 EST november goals and a face comparison pic. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3759307 october was not a good month for me. on all fronts. i was dipping between 193 and 197. it was all over the place! i did badly on halloween, and had a few pieces of candy the day after, and i even had one mini candy this morning.....it was completely compulsive and i didnt even realize i was eating it until i was almost done with it. i felt instant guilt. <BR> but i have learned recently, that i am extremely good at picking myself up and letting go that i have made a bad choice. i know that i... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:10:22 EST time to recommit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3731157 i have started to lose sight of my goals. i usually do around this time of year. but its not even halloween, and i am already eating too many treats. this needs to stop now. if i write a blog about it then maybe i will really really listen to myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> i want this because.... <BR> <BR> -it feels so amazing to fit into smaller pants and shirts. <BR> <BR> -i want to someday be able to have a skinny pregnancy. <BR> <BR> -i want to be in a single digit size jean. <BR> <BR> -i w... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:50:23 EST my new house! pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3723886 bathroom/master: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l971864585.jpg"> <BR> <BR> kitchen/bar: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l365908388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l286415410.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l140526381.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l495888046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l5323... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:33:20 EST belated october goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3705661 <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------------------------------------------- <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> > 190lbs by october 25th. <BR> <BR> >log 2,000 fitness minutes by october 31st <BR> <BR> >start strength training 2x a week minimum. <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------------- <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> so we are all moved into our h... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:16:28 EST gains. noooooooo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699616 ughhh ok so i lost the internet for a week, cause i was moving into a new house, and it took a week to get it switched for some reason, but anyways, i went up to 197.8!!! aahghghghgh. in A SINGLE WEEK!! what the EFF!? seriously. im back down to 195 but seriously, that is nuts, i wasnt eating too terribly, so im guessing its probably mostly water. and the fact that i only exercised 3 times that week. but now im back on track and all unpacked and moved, so i should get back to 193, soon. finge... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:02:22 EST im back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3678359 i was gone my comp broke and i had to send it away to get fixed. but now its back! and i can use spark again! <BR> <BR> things have gotten crazy! i am moving into a new HOUSE! with a soaker tub and a yard!!! im soooo excited! im sad that im leaving my apartment its a very nice apartment, but im really excited for a house. pics will come soon! <BR> <BR> i lost 3 almost 4lbs since my computer broke. im proud i still lost on my own. <BR> now i just need to get back into the routine of tracki... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 23:45:59 EST it is ok. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3583333 so ive been workin my butt off ALL WEEK exercising for atleast 2 hours everyday, and eating really well. and the scale went down to 197.2 yesterday and now its back up to 198.2, which i just dont understand, but its ok. because i know it will go back down. can you tell how im trying to convince myself here? lol. i was pondering if i should not workout today to kind of trick my body which has worked in the past but i have decided against it. i wont get anywhere not working out, and if i just k... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 14:36:15 EST TOM kicking me out of routine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3557887 i was feeling out of wack for a bit, and just generally like i was not giving it my all. turns out it was my TOM! which came a whole week early! so i thought i was retaining water case of the heat buuuut it is my tom, or possibly a terrible heat/period time water retention from hell. hahah. the scale didnt move at all, but my shorts were not fitting AT ALL. so we'll see how it turns out when my tom is over i guess! i am seriously hoping for a loss. ive been exercising my regular routine, i j... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:13:45 EST feeling productive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3526713 the sun is out! i just got my hair cut and it looks majorly FABULOUS! my friend is a hairdresser and has the same hair as me so she knows just how to cut my hair. i am SO thankful for that! lol. she cut my sons hair for the first time and it makes him look so grown up! its so cute! <BR> <BR> i cleaned my WHOLE HOUSE! well everything that needed cleaning. including the bathroom..ughh! but i feel so productive and accomplished now. <BR> i havent had a loss yet this week. i guess im still re... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:42:08 EST goals, and Q&A survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3516872 my grama and my 12 year old cousin were here this last week and it made it very difficult to eat well and exercise. but i managed for the most part. i am mostly frustrated that i didnt get a chance to weigh myself properly at all while they were here. i usually weigh first thing in the morning, before eating and drinking anything, and that was just not possible while they were here. but it is a new week now. so time to set up some goals. <BR> <BR> -weigh in every morning before eating/drinki... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 00:13:39 EST can someone answer this question for me?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3486512 if i do four, 20 minute work outs is it the same as doing one, 80 minute workout? <BR> <BR> i know that after 20 minutes of consecutive exercise you start burning more calories, so im wondering if there is a significant difference. <BR> i try to do 2 hours a day on my exercise bike, broken up into an hour and half and then later a half hour, or one hour in the morning and another hour later. but this week its been really hard to do that, i do 20 minutes then something comes up that i NEED t... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:14:16 EST