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/ trying to remind myself of this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740674 i am not defined by the scale. i am not defined by my weight. gaining weight does not make me ugly and awful. <BR> <BR> i was doing great for about 3 days, and then ruined everything with a burger on tuesday night...which put me into "eat whatever you want" mode on wednesday, and i gained 3 POUNDS IN ONE DAY. not so good for the morale. i haven't been at this weight since december 2013. not feeling great. <BR> <BR> but - i need to remind myself...this is not the end of the world. my boyfrie... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:17:13 EST water challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739978 so i read this article...and i figure it's worth a try! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-<BR>2480491/How-drinking-litres-water-day-<BR>took-years-face.html <BR> <BR> i took a picture of myself yesterday, and will take another one in 4 weeks. in the meantime...100 oz of water a day! who's with me??? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:12:37 EST a disappointing realization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738681 well, my initial disappointment is that i did not stick to my weekend goals at all. <BR> <BR> in fact, i did not exercise a single time all weekend. i ate a disgusting amount of food, including: lunch at arby's (i literally have not done that since high school), a grilled cheese with a full sized salad and fries for dinner that night, a burger and full sized salad and fries for dinner the next night, tons of chips, a pint of moose tracks ice cream...it was awful. i think i ate a total of 3 ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:41:09 EST weekend goals!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735920 so...summer semester has officially commenced. i will be in class all day friday-sunday...womp womp. (well, just kidding. i love school. but so much stress!) <BR> <BR> anyway! my boyfriend is closing at work all this weekend, which i have chosen to view as a blessing in disguise. sure, this means that i am going a full week only seeing him at 3 am when he comes home from work, BUT i can focus on my fitness and getting lots of sleep! <BR> <BR> here is the plan: <BR> <BR> go for a run every ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:25:47 EST it's getting to the point... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729052 - that none of my clothes are looking good on me <BR> - that i am feeling really fat again <BR> - that i am giving up on myself every three days and resigning to over-eating/not exercising <BR> - that i am displaying old binge eating behaviors in a big way <BR> - that i am gaining more and more weight <BR> - that i weigh exactly the same now as i did at this time last year <BR> - that i am ready to push the re-set button <BR> - that i am done cutting myself slack <BR> - that i want to be prou... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:55:47 EST slow but steady progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725498 so, things are truckin' right along! the weight isn't necessarily coming off as quickly as it usually does when i am on-track, but it is definitely coming off. (also, i am at the smallest waist measurement that i have ever been! [it was probably smaller when i weighed less, but i wasn't taking measurements then...]). <BR> <BR> i have a lonnnng day ahead, including a work lunch out and a late dinner. i have pre-tracked my entire day, which i think will be key! i saw a recipe for "pesto" spagh... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:31:59 EST feeling great!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724742 firstly...due to a CRAZY hectic weekend, i pre-planned to take a vacation day yesterday. let me just say...monday vacation days are magical haha. i went for a LONNNG walk, relaxed, bought tons of healthy groceries, got my life in order. i feel amazing today! despite a little shakiness in my first week of weight watchers, i managed to lose 1.6 lbs (well, as of today, i am down 2.4 lbs since last monday). my fitness minutes have been totally on target, and i feel completely back on the healthy ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:36:18 EST how to correct for yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721968 soooo i am trying to figure out how this happened. i had an average/good day at work, and then i went to my best friend's house for a ladies dinner. i was planning to keep things vegetarian and carb-free so that i could drink wine, but i felt guilty not eating the (healthy) meal that she prepared, so i went for it. and had two glasses of wine. still not that bad, though! sure, i was over on my points, but everything that i ate was healthy. <BR> <BR> but then...i decided that i had to stop at... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:18:19 EST feeling disconnected! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721274 so this is really silly haha...but since i started tracking on ww instead of spark, i've been feeling very disconnected from the spark community! seems like a good time to check in with an update :) <BR> <BR> i am absolutely loving weight watchers! i've been having a lot of trouble with portion control/keeping my eating in check recently, and this is definitely helping to keep me on track. i love that i have a finite number of points, and that once i am out of those i am done for the day! si... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:00:24 EST weight watchers reality check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719678 so...i have had lots of off days. for the past 3 months, more or less. it is not surprising that i keep gaining and losing the same five pounds, because i keep having 4 good days followed by 4 bad days. <BR> <BR> i started weight watchers yesterday. while i generally like to start things on a "good" day, i.e. a "fresh start" day, i started this on a bad day. and i tracked everything. the result: i consumed 50 points, when i am supposed to be eating 26. this REALLY puts things in perspective.... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:44:37 EST update to the plizzan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719225 so...in an effort to switch things up and lose these last 30 lbs, i have decided to sign up for weight watchers online. i have done weight watchers in the past with a bit of success, so i am hoping that it will be the tool that i need! <BR> <BR> it seems impossible to update my food and exercise on both websites every day, so i will be tracking on weight watchers for those. i will be weighing in every monday, and updating my weight and measurements on both sites. i will still use spark for t... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:32:17 EST recap 6.12.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717043 so, as planned, yesterday was my "rest day"/night out (which is dangerous...because i also now have a full weekend ahead of me of potential nights out)...but anyway. <BR> <BR> breakfast: 5 hardboiled egg whites, tall iced latte <BR> <BR> snack 1: 1 cup of grapes, 3 strawberries, laughing cow cheese <BR> <BR> lunch: salad with cucumber, black olives, bacon bits, chickpeas, chicken, .5 tbsp of balsamic vinaigrette <BR> <BR> snack 2: raw trail mix with almonds, goji berries, cocoa nibs <BR> ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:33:54 EST recap 6.11.14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716330 firstly, my fitbit is slated to be here on saturday!!! yayyy!!!! i am so excited to be able to get back to tracking exercise again :) <BR> <BR> anyway, yesterday was kind of a weird food day...most of my meals were actually snacks... <BR> <BR> breakfast - amylu chicken burger w/ 1 cup of spaghetti squash and .25 cup of pasta sauce (i eat weird breakfasts haha...). about 3/4 of a tall iced latte. <BR> <BR> snack 1 - 3 strawberries, 1 cup of grapes, laughing cow cheese <BR> <BR> lunch - sal... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:50:34 EST back to the recaps!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715509 nothing has worked to keep me accountable as much as sharing my food and exercise every day with the spark community! so i am back at it. <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 5 ounces of chicken breast w/ hot sauce (eaten in the car out of a tupperware haha) and about 3/4 of a tall skinny iced latte <BR> <BR> snack 1 - 1 cup of grapes, 4 strawberries, laughing cow cheese <BR> <BR> snack 2 - .25 cup of raw trail mix (cocoa nibs, currants, pumpkin seeds) <BR> <BR> lunch - spinac... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:58:44 EST the missing ingredient! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714973 exercise, y'all. it makes a world of difference. <BR> <BR> non-exercising-me: lazy, tendency to overeat, weight remains the same or creeps up <BR> <BR> exercising-me: energetic, tendency to eat well, weight GOES DOWN <BR> <BR> I KNOW THIS! so why i get lazy and go for days without exercise truly escapes me... <BR> <BR> my last workout was on friday, aka 4 days ago, aka the last day that i had my fitbit. however, not being able to track my every step does not give me an excuse not to move!... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:29:54 EST lost a dear, dear friend this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713977 it is with a heavy heart that i share this news...i lost my fitbit on friday :( :( my dear companion who did not leave my side for a full year...who was with me through the good times and the bad...is now lost forever. <BR> <BR> this tragic loss led me into a completely no-tracking weekend...which led me into a 2 lb weight gain. all bad!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> but, as usual...picking myself up by the bootstraps and getting back into it. <BR> <BR> grocery shopping after work, at least 5 workou... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:37:44 EST drunk work-out and other news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712199 so today marks one full week of being back on track :) thank goddd!!!! i am seeing the results on the scale, the measuring tape, and most importantly, my mood. i feel so much more content and happy about everything when i am being good to my body. <BR> <BR> i am loving my new job, (just had my first review today and got all 5/5 ratings :) ) i am feeling good about my health progress, it is gorgeous outside, and although this new schedule with my bf is super tough, i feel like we are doing be... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:18:36 EST happy updates :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710496 so firstly, thank you for sticking with me during my april/may downward spiral haha. i realize that most of my recent blogs have been about falling off/getting back on the wagon. i am happy to say that i am 5 days into a streak, and feeling better than i have in a LONG time. <BR> <BR> my boyfriend recently got a new job, and his schedule has gone back to being the exact opposite of mine (womp womp). while i was initially seriously depressed about this, i have decided to flip it around and fo... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:45:59 EST june goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708822 as many of you know, i have been very on-and-off track lately. 4 good days followed by 3 bad days. and repeat. however, as of may 30th, i have been taking my measurements (which i find to be a GREAT motivator) and tracking all of my food and exercise. in order to fully kick-start my progress, i am challenging myself to make the month of june a 30-day streak. here's what's involved: <BR> <BR> -10K steps or more a day <BR> -within calorie ranges every day <BR> -keep carbs around or under 150 g... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:39:29 EST thinking of going paleo... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701533 so, in looking into paleo, it is not too different from what i was doing before - the key difference would be dairy (aka...cheeeeeeeeeeeeese...) but the website said that you are allowed to have 3 non-paleo meals per week, so i figure that can be my cheese and alcohol allotment? <BR> <BR> has anyone done paleo? any thoughts?? Fri, 23 May 2014 13:56:00 EST reset reset reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700906 so...i have been avoiding doing this, but the time has finally come. i have been so on-and-off track that i finally made myself reset all of my trackers. my home-screen now says 0 pounds lost, and my log-in wheel says that this is my first day. <BR> <BR> i would like to walk you all through my final supper (and breakfast) and what led me to officially restarting: <BR> <BR> here is my run-down of what i ate yesterday: a starbucks spinach feta wrap + iced coconut milk latte. a mini breakfast ... Thu, 22 May 2014 16:23:25 EST marathon training day two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699745 where to start...well, firstly, my weight today is 149.2. so that's progress! <BR> <BR> i got in a huge fight with my boyfriend last night (totally alcohol-fueled) so i am pretty sure that some of that loss is water weight from crying :/ <BR> <BR> marathon training day one was a success - kinda. i ran what i was supposed to (success!) but it was a lot harder than i was hoping. today's distance is supposed to be double yesterday's so we will see how that goes. my headphones suck and kept f... Wed, 21 May 2014 07:23:46 EST marathon training day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698998 so, as i mentioned, i am embarking on the (most likely crazy) journey of training for a marathon. i chose a super-extended 30-week training plan, as i haven't exactly been on top of my game with running recently...and it starts today!!! <BR> <BR> beginning stats: 150.8 lbs. i can't take inches because i lost my measuring tape...but currently comfortable in a size 4 dress from banana republic and a size 6 skirt. (yes, when i went shopping 3 weeks ago i was comfortable in a size four everyth... Tue, 20 May 2014 08:05:55 EST lucky number 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698289 so...in my family, 13 has always been a lucky number. i know that this goes against the norm, but i have always looked to 13 as a good omen! <BR> <BR> therefore, i am taking my 13-pound weight gain as a good omen that it is time to really get back on track. my clothes still fit fine, but they soon won't. i still feel semi-ok about myself, but i am verging on feeling really fat and disgusting all the time. <BR> <BR> so changes are to be made. <BR> <BR> change number 1: <BR> <BR> i just swi... Mon, 19 May 2014 10:07:23 EST time to blog :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694175 ahh i actually snuck 15 minutes to put aside for blogging! i don't have internet at the moment, so blogging at home is pretty much impossible...and i am trying not to use too much personal computer time at my new job. <BR> <BR> i am finally feeling back in the swing of things. week-day exercise has been tricky, but i got three workouts in this weekend. my eating has been good (although i am already at 1,000 cals today, so will have to have a light dinner tonight!!) and i have actually been g... Tue, 13 May 2014 12:49:18 EST i'm back!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688028 ok - FINALLY!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> i am in my second week of my new job, and feeling settled in enough to get back to my gym routine. i had a SUPER fun weekend, which feels like an appropriate time to transition back to my normal, healthy self! <BR> <BR> i have been bouncing around between 146-149, and my initial goal is to get back to where i was mid-march (137.5). <BR> <BR> i am not sure that i will be able to blog as consistently as before, but i will definitely be tracking/eating/working ou... Mon, 5 May 2014 12:42:19 EST april showers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681041 soooo april has pretty much been a wash, sparkwise and otherwise. not a shining month for me. <BR> <BR> but here we are now. last day of my old job was on friday, first day of my new job is monday. half of one final paper stands between me and the end of the semester. no time like the present for a fresh start, right? <BR> <BR> i have gained about 9-10 lbs since mid-march, but it may as well be 40. i feel absolutely disgusting and out of control. i haven't been to the gym in weeks, and my e... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:28:16 EST 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