SUMMER2203's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUMMER2203 SUMMER2203'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/ ACTION PLAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674187 so...i am back to the old one good day, followed by one horrible day. and by horrible, i mean...horrible. take yesterday, for example: i was great all day, and then in class (after work) i ate a poptart and a package of famous amos cookies (i don't even like them!!!!!!!!). then i had two small pieces of pizza at school. THEN i ordered pizza and garlic bread - i had an entire serving of garlic bread, and three MORE pieces of pizza (might i add...there is a ton of pizza in my fridge right now..... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:16:25 EST t-18 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668790 so i am very very happy to say that i stuck to my plan after work, and said no to the ben and jerry's and yes to the gym. i was going to hold off on eating more, since i was already at 1,888 cals, but at around 9.30 pm i was starving and ate a couple of baby carrots with hummus and a tangerine. <BR> <BR> i did not remember to try on my skirt, but i did take some beginning measurements. i am feeling good about getting to a comfortable size by the time that i start my job, and then working fro... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:06:44 EST vision vs reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668375 sooo i had a perfect monday. and then a mostly-perfect tuesday...until i went to dinner w my coworker and ordered a kobe burger w/ truffle fries and one thousand sugar free vodkas and redbulls. woof. and then a horrible wednesday...during which i have stress-eaten everything in my path. <BR> <BR> i have this vision of my new job -- a serene office, smelling of some sort of whole-foodsish calming natural scent, and me wearing all sorts of hip and young business apparel. i can achieve this. ea... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:55:24 EST day 2 of "21-day-fix" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667143 ok - one day down, and i am feeling SO MUCH BETTER! i wasn't able to work out yesterday, and i won't be able to today, but my eating was FINALLY on point! i re-stocked on groceries, so it should be on-point today, too! <BR> <BR> recap!!! <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 1 turkey sausage pattie, iced grande skinny latte w/ 4 shots of espresso <BR> <BR> lunch - (ok, we went to this denny's express place at my job, which literally had NO HEALTHY FOOD. i put this omelette toge... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:06:23 EST cannot get things together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666358 so, i have been completely on track with my exercise, but COMPLETELY off track with my eating. i am talking non-stop binge fest. i have no idea what's going on. yesterday, i think i ate more calories than i ever have in my life. like ever. 3,666 cals consumed. i worked out hard, but that only makes up for so much!!! <BR> <BR> i am seeing the effects of this eating on my appearance/the scale/how my clothes fit, and i'm hating it. it's kind of ironic, i went out on saturday and saw a bunch of ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:02:04 EST day one of 25! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663252 i am officially re-booting today! and i feel AMAZING haha. maybe it's just knowing that i am getting back on track, but i have so much energy and am ready to crush today! <BR> <BR> i have decided to do my recaps a little differently during this little 25-days-until-new-job-challenge...i am going to put my goals each morning, and then the next day i will mark off which goals i have accomplished from the day before and set my goals for the upcoming day. so for today: <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> ... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:16:21 EST april reboot :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662807 soo after my last little "yay-me" blog, i must admit...i am off the spark-wagon! ever since my bf's bday celebrations 2 weeks ago, i have not been able to get it together. i have one perfect day followed by three bad days. over and over and over. <BR> <BR> it does not help that this has been the most ridiculous week at work of all time, which has got me stress-eating like a mofo. not that that's an excuse. i really need to go to the grocery store after work today, stock up on healthy foods, ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:41:38 EST ONE YEAR SPARKVERSARY!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661496 sooo today is my one year anniversary with sparkpeople!!! i am feeling so great today, and am so proud of where i am. in honor of this occasion, i have decided to re-visit my initial list of reasons for why i wanted to lose weight: <BR> <BR> -to look good in clothes (check!) <BR> -to look good naked (almost-check!) <BR> -to not constantly be aware of my weight (almost-check!) <BR> -to not wear out the insides of my leggings (check!) <BR> -to not chafe on the insides of my thighs during the s... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:26:29 EST trying to make peace with myself before my birthday/sparkversary... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658394 soo ever since my bf's bday weekend, i have been totally off of my routine. not going to the gym, not eating consistently, etc. my weight has more or less balanced out (still not back under 140, but alas) but i have been SO. hard on myself. i am literally in the mindset that i was in at 180 lbs a year ago...feeling disgusting in my clothes, and like everyone is focused on how fat i am, etc. etc. <BR> <BR> i know that i feel better when i am working out and eating consistently, so that is par... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:18:54 EST recap 3.26.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657755 sooo i wasn't going to write a recap for yesterday, because i am unsure how to make it accurate...i randomly got really nauseous last night, and threw up a couple of times, so this food tracking is probably not 100% correct...(i think everything until dinner stuck with me, though :) ) <BR> <BR> breakfast - 5 ounces of chicken, grande soy iced latte w/ 4 shots of espresso <BR> <BR> lunch - salad with 3 ounces of chicken, about .5 cup of green beans and about .25 cup of jalapenos...also about... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:50:00 EST recap 3.25.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656801 whew! finally back to recaps and normalcy. i was absolutely exhausted yesterday, so opted not to work out, but i will be back on that wagon again today :) i REALLY want at least to be under 140 for my bday, and hopefully back to my lowest - i have no hopes of getting beyond that haha. <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - iced grande soy latte w/ 4 shots of espresso, fruit and nut mix <BR> <BR> lunch - none (work was super hectic and i had no appetite!) <BR> <BR> snacks - kind d... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:20:08 EST time to face the music http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655109 soooo here it is. i am DEFINITELY not going to hit my 50 lbs in one year goal....and 99% sure i am not going to hit my "no longer overweight by my bday" goal. i went on an all-out all-consumption, no-exercise rampage this weekend. <BR> <BR> i didn't track my food (literally probably for the first time in a year) but fitbit tracked my (lack of) exercise for me... <BR> <BR> friday: 9,129 steps, 29 flights of stairs (ok not horrible?), 632 cals burned <BR> saturday: 8,481 steps, 17 flights of ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:28:00 EST recap 3.19.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652198 eeee 10 days until my bday, 12 days until my one year sparkversary (and 8ish lbs to lose to hit my 50 lb goal...). i have another super-busy day today (work + gym + TONS of hw to prepare for class 9-5 fri-sun this weekend, ugh) but I am ready to crush it again! i REALLY need to focus on my water intake, that is where i have been struggling the most! and CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN food only! no more choc chips :) <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast- grande iced soy latte w/ 4 shots of espre... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:39:02 EST 3.18.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651343 eek another super busy day ahead...work til 5, class 5.30-8, and then i am reallllly going to try to go to the gym afterwards - i packed my stuff, and i will try not to be lazy :) <BR> <BR> last night my boyfriend cooked us steak and potatoes...i haven't been eating potatoes, but he made them as healthy as possible, so i went for it! my dinner only ended up being 431 cals (according to my tracking) so i am not too stressed about it. he also did all of the dishes...it was great :) <BR> <BR>... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:05:01 EST recap 3.17.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650544 so...i am ashamed to say that i did not go to the gym after work/class yesterday...i didn't end up getting out of class until 8.30 pm and i was exhauuuusted. but i did go home and walk up and down my stairs 50 times, if that counts haha? <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> breakfast - grande soy latte with 4 shots of espresso, mixed almonds <BR> <BR> lunch - small apple, 2 turkey snack sticks, 80 cal greek yogurt <BR> <BR> snacks - bai drink, 2 clementines <BR> <BR> dinner - salad with cucumbe... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:13:04 EST goals for this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649737 so, i decided that rather than doing my normal recap of the day before, i am going to set out my plan for the upcoming week. i had a bit of a binge yesterday (not horrible, i ended the day at 1,802 cals [140 g carbs, 92 g fat, 112 g protein]) but i woke up this morning feeling bloated and horrible, and up 3 lbs on the scale (water weight, i'm sure...). <BR> <BR> anyway, time to refocus for the upcoming week - my schedule is going to be absolutely insane this week, so pre-planning will be ke... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:09:14 EST recap 3.15.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648975 ok so firstly...my official weigh-in for the week is 137.4...meaning i lost an unprecedented 5.6 lbs last week!!!! i didn't under-eat, i didn't over-exercise...i just did things right! i doubt i can re-create this, but it helped to put me on track to at least hit my mid-way bday goal (136 aka no longer overweight!). i have SO much to get done today (three papers + more school stuff...) and i have tons of class this week (monday and wednesday after work, and all of next weekend) which is defi... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:24:02 EST recap 3.14.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648265 ok im typing this while my bf sleeps next to me in bed, which is a seriously risky move because he knows nothing about this blog hahah... <BR> <BR> i have a lot to get done today but am currently feeling very unmotivated...drinking delicious coffee in bed, with the window open because it is actually warm enough (!), sleeping bf next to me...i feel like i can put off my obligations for a couple of hours :) <BR> <BR> anyway... <BR> <BR> i am extremely happy to report...that i am in the 130s!... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:19:26 EST recap 3.13.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647571 so, as mentioned on my last blog...i think the interview yesterday went really really well :) it was actually 4 hours of interviews with 4 different people, so a very long morning...but i am feeling good about it! this job would bring a HUGE salary increase, as well as domestic and international travel!!! the team over there seems absolutely awesome, and i am just crossing my fingers to get to the final round! <BR> <BR> anyway...i had to run out to get thank you cards after work, which took ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:08:54 EST today's recap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646477 well...i am happy to report that despite getting out of work at 1.30 pm due to weather, i did not sit at home and snack all afternoon...because i went to the gym! (possibly not the best choice, as there was a 50 car pile-up on the highway here because it was so awful outside...but alas.) <BR> <BR> i am all tucked into bed, doing some last minute studying for my interview and trying not to freak out! <BR> <BR> i have already prepped my breakfast/snack/lunch tomorrow, so i feel good having th... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:08:45 EST finally....I'M BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645990 AHHH i had such a good day yesterday, i am feeling totally back on track. not to mention, i went interview-clothes shopping, and for the first time in my life...really felt good in everything!!!! this is what i ended up getting (with a different shirt, because this wouldn't button over my boobs haha): <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2055745411.jpg"> <BR> <BR> anyway, finally back to the recaps!!! <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast- about half of a... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:17:54 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645261 ok, soooo i had another day of not-so-great eating. or rather, i had a good eating day, and then a night of not-so-good eating (aka pizza! wrap! fries! alcohol!). i was completely on track exercise-wise, but cannot seem to get my eating motivation back! <BR> <BR> however, as always, today is a new day! i have a very very exciting interview on thursday, and i am going to buy a dress today for that, so i am focusing on having a good eating day before that :) i am also planning to have a long g... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:42:37 EST back at it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644205 well, i am back from a magical weekend at a bed and breakfast...it was really perfect, and i did not really focus on my eating at all. i wasn't horrrrible, and i tracked everything, but i definitely gave myself a bit of vacation wiggle-room :) aka...came back 3 lbs heavier... <BR> <BR> but whatever! i had a really really good time, and i am back on track now! i went to the gym this morning, and am helping a friend move (into a third floor apt!) after work today, so my fitness routine is back... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:45:54 EST the stop-feeling-sorry-for-myself-spring-streak-challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641104 ok - TWESTEN1 totally put it in perspective...it is the beginning of the month, and a couple of rough days do not mean that the month is lost! <BR> <BR> i am not going to lie...yesterday was horrible. i worked 13 SUPER stressful hours, hit up the vending machine at work, felt like shi*, ate a HUGE dinner (for context, i was 1,864 cals over my food plan yesterday haha...) and drank a ton (ok, it actually was really fun, but whatever). i went to sleep feeling super bloated, and i woke up feeli... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:14:20 EST dear quest bars...it's not you, it's me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639763 quest bars...since the beginning, you have been nothing but sweet to me. you have done absolutely nothing wrong, other than sitting in my house and tempting me. <BR> <BR> after one too many over indulgences, i have decided that it is time for us to take a break. i just have no self control when it comes to you, and it is not fair to either of us. <BR> <BR> for the second day in a row, i have eaten 5 quest bars. TEN QUEST BARS IN TWO DAYS. firstly, i am nervous to see what that level of fibe... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:24:04 EST recap 3.3.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639335 ok, feeling kind of like i have a groundhog's day style do-over haha...i am currently in bed, watching the news, drinking coffee and eating a clementine (and no quest bar!). time to make up for a sick day gone wrong yesterday... <BR> <BR> i was planning to go to work today, but when i was at the gym this morning...i puked in the trash can! not cute. so i am working from home today and working a 12-hr make-up day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> this is one of those days when i am nottt excited to share ... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:25:57 EST recap 3.2.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638395 current status: sitting in bed, eating a quest bar, drinking coffee, nursing my calf muscle and migraine. that's right guys - i have given myself a sick day! <BR> <BR> i am about to embark on the gym, as i think that it will help with the migraine, but i am nervous about this calf...maybe the elliptical will help loosen it out, but if not...weights? i really don't want to get behind on my steps this week, but this might be rough! <BR> <BR> now to the usual... <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR>... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:32:28 EST recap 3.1.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637474 sooo firstly, i cant do my normal pre-sunday-weigh-in-workout, because it seems that i have pulled a muscle in my leg :( :( i am hoping that it works itself out by this afternoon so that i can workout later, but i won't be able to get that extra oomph for the weigh-in. which leads to my second point...no loss this week, again :( that means that my loss for the month of february was 6.2 lbs (146.6 -- 140.4). <BR> <BR> i am not going to be bummed out, though, because i am really proud of how i... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 08:47:45 EST recap 2.28.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636901 hello march!!!!! it is 44 degrees right now, and i am getting so excited for sprinnnnggg!!!! i will wait to update my weight-loss for the month of february until my weigh-in tomorrow, but i am hoping that it will equal out to 8 lbs (2 per week)! <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> breakfast- 2 egg whites + 1 egg (the yolk snuck in...grr...i really dont like egg yolks!). 6 ounces of leftover chicken and 2 cups of coffee with sugar free creamer. <BR> <BR> lunch- 100 cal greek yogurt, 1 clementine,... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:39:48 EST recap 2.27.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635852 ok - so at least i am ending the month strong!!! i had a damn-near perfect day yesterday, and i am ready to have another one today!! (annnnnd i went to the gym before work for the second time in a row [and ever] today!!!!!! i am really hoping this becomes a routine!) <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast- 5 egg whites, 3.5 ounces of chicken, 2 cups of coffee with sugar free creamer <BR> <BR> lunch - 100 cal greek yogurt w/ a clementine <BR> <BR> snacks - 1.5 ounces of chicken, 1 c... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:12:18 EST recap 2.26.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635023 so, i have to be honest...sometimes i regret that i started this whole accountability blog thing haha. i messed up on eating yesterday, i didn't hit my 10,000 steps, and i drank 3 cups of water. <BR> <BR> to be fair...work has been so busy that i literally didn't have a chance to take a pee break until 4 pm! i got off and was STARVING and exhausted...which is bound to lead to bad eating + skipping the gym. i ended up giving myself a horrible stomach ache and going to bed at 9 pm. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:04:34 EST recap 2.25.2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634078 ok, firstly, something weird/random - i have been SO hungry and so hot all week hahah!!! i would like to think that my metabolism has just gone into overdrive and is burning thousands of calories, but it is so weird!!! <BR> <BR> anyway...food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast- 4 egg whites + 3.5 ounces of chicken (protein! protein! protein!). 2 cups of coffee with sugar free creamer. <BR> <BR> lunch - fruit and yogurt parfait with one apple, .5 cup of blueberries, 2 tbsp of pb2 and a 100 cal ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:06:46 EST recap 2.24.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633190 yeesh...yesterday was a super-long day. work by 8 am, class at 6, gym at 8.30...but i managed all of it! and slept like a baby :) <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 4.5 ounces of chicken, a couple of chunks of pineapple, grande soy latte w/ 4 shots of espresso <BR> <BR> lunch - fruit and yogurt parfait with .5 cup of grapes, .5 cup of blueberries, 100 cal greek yogurt, .5 an apple, 2 tbsp of pb2, .5 cup of pineapple <BR> <BR> snacks - medium iced coffee with almond syrup and ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:21:34 EST recap 2.23.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632256 ok - so this week, i am going to be SERIOUS about my cardio and eating. and also, NO WEIGHING IN UNTIL SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> i packed my gym stuff to go at 8.30 pm after class...which will make for a very long day. but why not give it a go?! <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 3 egg white + one egg omelette with chicken, broccolini, green pepper, mushrooms, cherry tomato and .18 cup of crumbled feta. 2 cups of coffee with sugar free creamer and a passion fruit ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:17:15 EST weekend recap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631601 ooppps i missed another recap day... i am not very good at logging in on saturdays. <BR> <BR> i will do friday + saturday in one! this was not my healthiest weekend ever...not horrible, but not great. and i skipped the gym this morning. my weigh-in was disappointing, still not in the 130s (not that i'm surprised, after this weekend...). i need to lose about 2 lbs per week to hit my goal, so i am aiming for 138 next week...that means lots of lunchtime walks, gym as much as possible, clean eat... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:36:14 EST recap 2.20.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629867 firstly, i know that i mentioned this in my status, but so grateful to twesten1 for sending me a box of quest bars! i love the encouragement and community that this site has created, it has honestly played a HUGE role in my weight loss. <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 1/2 an apple, 1/2 a plum, .5 tbsp of pb2 (haha i was food prepping my lunch and i got hungry...and ate part of it...). also a grande soy latte with 4 shots of espresso. <BR> <BR> lunch - (apparently i was sti... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:10:33 EST recap 2.19.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628997 firstly...as an update to my blog yesterday...thanks for all the girl power :) it ended up being kind of a case of me being a control freak and creating a situation haha...my bf had actually explicitly said that he didn't want me to use my frequent flier points when he first told me about the trip, because i am always planning and he wanted to do something nice for me...however, i kind of took matters into my own hands anyway (thinking that i was making things easier haha!) but it kind of cre... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:40:34 EST put myself in a serious funk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628276 ok...warning...the following blog is about to be me feeling sorry for myself for ridiculous reasons. and it is completely un-weightloss related. <BR> <BR> i have been dating my boyfriend for about 2.5 yrs, and we have never gone on a trip. i grew up travelling a lot, i studied abroad, and i love travelling in general. we finally booked to stay at a b & b next month, but that is still only about 2 hrs away, and doesn't really count as a "trip". <BR> <BR> anyway - both of our bdays are at the... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:26:57 EST recap 2.18.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628071 food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast- 4 egg whites, 3 cups of coffee with sugar-free creamer <BR> <BR> lunch- salad with 4.5 ounces of chicken, sliced jalapenos and banana peppers and cucumbers <BR> <BR> snacks- quest bar, homemade fruit + yogurt parfait with 100 cal greek yogurt, .5 cup of blueberries, .5 cup of pineapple, .5 cup of grapes and 3 dates (ps - i made myself an INSANE fruit and yogurt parfait for lunch today that i am already excited about hahaha) <BR> <BR> dinner - chicken c... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:09:14 EST recap 2.16 and 2.17.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627237 eek!!! i can't believe i missed a day of blogging!!! i was on such a roll, too haha! <BR> <BR> i will squish two days into one blog :) <BR> <BR> food 2.16.14: <BR> breakfast- egg white omelette with green pepper, broccolini, 3 cherry tomatoes and 3 tbsp of crumbled feta. 1.5 ounces of chicken on the side, and 2 cups of coffee. <BR> <BR> lunch- 1 cup of pineapple with .5 cup of blueberries and .5 cup of kefir <BR> <BR> snack- quest bar and protein shake (1 scoop of protein powder w/ 1 tbs... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:22:48 EST recap 2.15.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625514 holy shi* guys...i lost 3.4 lbs this past week!!! i am at 141 as of this morning. there are 6 weeks until my bday, so that means that i need to lose 1.83 lbs per week at this point to hit my goal. that means...goal for next week is 139.17! i can't believe that i'm that close to the 130s!! <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast- soy latte with 4 shots of espresso and peanut butter syrup (it was saturday! why not?). also a cup of coffee with sugar free creamer at home. <BR> <BR> lunch... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:08:36 EST recap 2.14.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624390 welllll ok. if you saw my status, you know that i slipped and had a binge. but i also had the best binge-recovery ever, and ended up under my target cal intake!!! <BR> <BR> breakfast today - smoothie with .5 cup of kefir, .5 cup of water, 10 frozen grapes, 1 scoop of muscle milk protein powder and 1 tbsp of pb2. also 2.5 egg whites and a cup of coffee with sugar free creamer. <BR> <BR> lunch - 100 cal greek yogurt, 3 dates, 20 grapes <BR> <BR> snacks - quest bar, banana, apple with 2 tbsp ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:39:31 EST recap 2.13.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623418 that's right, i'm doing my recap of the day at 8 pm because i am an old lady and im already in bed :) <BR> <BR> food today: <BR> <BR> breakfast - eeeee so i decided to have more cals than usual for breakfast and it was so so so good!!!!!! 5 ounces of leftover chicken, .5 cup of coconut honey greek kefir (this stuff tastes like a caribbean vacation!) and a banana with 2 tbsp of pb2!!!! (another sidenote...i was using this powdered pb called "just great stuff" before, and pb2 is soooo much mo... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:20:09 EST recap 2.12.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622892 good morrrning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have so much energy today haha...i'm hoping this sticks with me all day!!! i had the BEST breakfast, that i want to share with you all now, but it will have to wait until tomorrow's blog haha... <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast- quad grande sugar-free vanilla soy latte (a special treat to myself for getting to work at 7 am :) ). also a white choc. raspberry quest bar and a dannon light and fit greek yogurt. <BR> <BR> lunch - yoplait greek yogurt... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:18:56 EST recap 2.11.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621976 firstly, work has been crazy-busy, but i have decided that i will not sacrifice my evening workouts! therefore...i am here at 7 am today (and probably the rest of the week). blah. and don't get paid overtime. double-blah. <BR> <BR> anyway... <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 4 egg white omelette with leftover asian-seasoned chicken (GUYS! i bought this simply asia ginger garlic seasoning and it is the BEST! highly recommend!), broccoli, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and green pe... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:09:06 EST recap 2.10.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621082 i have to say...although i was dreading my extra-long day yesterday, it was sunny outside and i was in a pretty great mood all day! today is back to dreary, however, so i will try to keep yesterday's mindset going strong haha... <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> (very weird) breakfast - 3.5 ounces of chicken, mixed berry bliss quest bar <BR> <BR> lunch - .5 cup of blueberries, 3 dates, 100 cal greek yogurt <BR> <BR> snacks - apple, 100 cal pack of walnuts/almonds, seaweed snack pack, 1 ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:26:15 EST a weird realization... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620620 i am currently 144.4 lbs (or, as sunday morning i was haha). the last time i was 144 lbs, i was 13 years old. that means that anyone who has met me in the past HALF of my life has not seen me smaller than i am today (granted, i was about 5 inches shorter at age 13, so i am smaller now than i was then). <BR> <BR> i get so bummed about how far i still have to go...but realizations like this definitely help! every pound that i lose from now on has been sitting on my body for the past 13 YEARS!... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:49:56 EST recap 2.9.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620114 soo i am so excited to write this recap, because i think yesterday was my best eating day EVER! i didn't worry about how high my carbs were, i just tried to focus on being super balanced and listening to what my body wanted! <BR> <BR> breakfast - 5 egg white omelette with chopped leftover garlic chicken, 3 baby mushrooms, 3 cherry tomatoes, broccoli and green bell pepper. 2 cups of coffee with sugar free creamer. two slivers of avocado on the side (about 1.5 tbsp worth) <BR> <BR> lunch - 10... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:16:50 EST recap 2.8.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619588 first for the weekly weigh-in....i managed to just eek in and achieve my goal for the week haha...i was aiming for 144.5, and i was 144.4 :) take that, parker house rolls!!!!! <BR> <BR> goal for next sunday: 142.3! <BR> <BR> food yesterday- <BR> <BR> breakfast: medium banana, cinnamon roll quest bar, one cup of coffee <BR> <BR> lunch: 100 cal greek yogurt with 100 cal pack of walnuts mixed with almonds <BR> <BR> snack: .75 cup of leftover brussels sprouts, 10 dates, one scoop of wheybol... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 16:24:05 EST recap 2.7.14 - aka cheat meals are not for me :/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618420 bleuugghh so i am feeling major food regret this morning, y'all..i had the genius idea last night that my boyfriend and i should go out to a super fancy dinner since we haven't been on a "date" in a long time. this ended in me getting way too drunk and irritated with him for nothing, eating wayyyy too much, and waking up with all-around food/drinking/behavior guilt this morning :( <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 4 egg whites, cup of coffee with sugar free creamer, .5 cup of ... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:05:16 EST