STRIKEMATCH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=STRIKEMATCH STRIKEMATCH'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/ my nose is about to fall off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825848 I've spent the past three days coughing and blowing my nose. I also have a low grade fever. <BR> <BR> Needless to say, I haven't worked out at all since Thursday. I also haven't taken in more than a few saltine crackers, a bowl of soup, green tea, and water fortified with vitamin powder. I sure as heck won't gain any weight back, but I hope I'm not eating away at very much muscle tissue either. <BR> <BR> I rarely catch viral illnesses but when I do, I hate it. I can't wait to feel better a... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 17:25:44 EST achoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802231 I don't know about you guys, but this pollen is absolutely killing me! I hate allergy season. <em>28</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 06:09:37 EST oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800203 I've overindulged two days in a row. <BR> <BR> Back on track today. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:11:06 EST food, food, everywhere! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4782276 I started working at a restaurant recently, and one of the first things that one of my co-workers told me is, "You're going to get fat working here." I could see what she was getting at, but I just laughed to myself because I know it's just not going to happen, not with all of my Spark strategies in my arsenal! <BR> <BR> You would think it would be difficult, with all of the delicious, hot, cheesy pizza and saucy wings in your face all the time. But, you know, it's really not. I fill up with... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:16:43 EST brrr! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777980 I'm freezing all the time, even when I can tell that the room is a perfectly reasonable temperature for the average person. I wonder if I might be anemic. Thu, 8 Mar 2012 19:16:39 EST checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765943 Skipped my workout yesterday, but ate lightly enough that it shouldn't matter much. <BR> <BR> At least I'm back on track today. It's difficult for me to just let it go and move on when I mess up, but I think it's getting a little easier. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 19:42:12 EST small favors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4760457 My back is feeling much better today. With a little ibuprofen, I was able to get through my workout just fine. <em>41</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:23:11 EST ouch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756805 Just as I was finishing my cardio workout for today, I aggravated an old back injury of mine. <BR> <BR> Crap. I wanted to do some strength training today as well. <BR> <BR> At least tomorrow is my rest day. We'll see how I feel on Monday. :( Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:55:36 EST food, food, food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751689 Tacos yesterday, pizza today. It's really nice to stay on track and still be able to eat the foods I love. Yay, flavor, nutrients, and a healthy dose of moderation! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:57:22 EST appetite, or the lack thereof http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749785 I'm not really hungry at all today. :/ Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:21:57 EST official rest day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4746302 Sundays are my designated "day off." <BR> <BR> Still, it's a bit difficult to abstain from working out and not feel like I'm doing something wrong. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:58:36 EST calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744920 I've been doing pretty well, but I've been struggling a bit with getting in enough calories, I think. <BR> <BR> I'll have to try to do better today. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:39:34 EST eh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740880 My feet have been complaining lately, so I've decided to take an early rest day this week. I feel guilty about it, but I don't want to risk injuring myself and putting my workouts on ice. <BR> <BR> I also didn't get in enough calories (927) today, but it's not an everyday thing so... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be better. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:57:35 EST it's not always easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4737632 Felt poopy all day, but still powered through a 55-minutes cardio workout. Go, me! Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:22:38 EST hmm... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4733947 Graduated to Stage 2 a bit early. I can't decide if it's too early, or if I'm actually just making that much progress already. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 15:21:34 EST appetite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732740 Yesterday I just wanted to eat, eat, eat and today I've had to force myself to eat. <BR> <BR> Go figure. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:16:29 EST day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731421 Today took a little more willpower than most of the days before. I struggled pretty much all day to stop myself from having just...one...more...serving. <BR> <BR> It feels like actual hunger, but it could just be emotional. <BR> <BR> Overall, though, my body seems to be responding favorably to the recent changes. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 21:52:38 EST