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/ weekend recap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918374 so, pretty proud of my weekend! i kept the step streak up for the most part, and my eating was pretty on-track. as usual, sunday wasn't the best, because of the weekly sunday-funday with my bf, but i think i should just count that as my cheat day? here is the recap! <BR> <BR> friday food: <BR> breakfast - pepperidge farm 45-cal bread w/ 2 egg whites (plus a little bit of yolk snuck in) and cucumber slices/sriracha. cup of coffee w/ a splash of skim milk <BR> <BR> snack - canned pink salmon ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:25:56 EST trying to focus on the good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916824 aka -- if i hit my 10K step goal today, that will be a 7-day streak!!!! i haven't had a 7-day streak of being completely on-track in FOREVER. the scale is my worst enemy right now haha, and the results do not seem to be coming. BUT i am really proud of myself. <BR> <BR> last night, i dropped my bf at work, and was planning to go to the gym. literally, the whole drive to the gym, all i wanted was a hamburger from mcdonald's. like, it's all i could think about. i literally almost pulled into ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:15:46 EST exactly one month away...holllllyyyy shi* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916274 30 days until the wedding, and not a single pound closer to fitting in my bridesmaid dress haha. time to RAMP THINGS UP! <BR> <BR> the 10K/day step goal is obviously not cutting it, as i got 13,000 steps yesterday and the scale hasn't budged. i have only one choice - i need to hit the gym, and hit it hard! between now + the wedding, there are only 7 days that i won't be able to make it to the gym (this includes the bachelorette party). this means that i can get 23 work-outs in before the wed... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:46:24 EST meh humpday mood... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915675 not gonna lie, i have lost a bit of that enthusiasm and positivity from yesterday haha. i am still completely on-track + crushing my goals, but starting to seriously FREAK OUT about fitting in this dress! i have no back-up plan!!! i am thinking that i might need to add the gym to the routine on top of the 10K/day -- while i am all about slow and steady weight-loss, i need to fit into this dress in 31 days!!!!! <BR> <BR> i am just feeling kind of blah in general today, but trying to keep my s... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:27:56 EST feeling amazing!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915036 so, the weight-loss isn't coming along as quickly as i would like, but there is something to be said for staying on plan and crushing goals!!! <BR> <BR> i had a totally on-track day yesterday, and am totally getting back into my lunchtime walks. i braved the rain yesterday during my walk, and i brought some comfy shoes to brave the wind during my walk today :) <BR> <BR> while it is easy to get discouraged by slow results, i know that if i keep this up, the weight-loss will come! another min... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:30:13 EST so proud of my weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914385 so, for once, i set goals and actually stuck to them! i think that it has finally clicked that i have a month to fit into this dress, and need to get my a** in gear! i took the dog for lots of walks this weekend, i took myself for extra walks this weekend haha, and i am ready to get back to the gym today! <BR> <BR> i am pretty proud of my weekend stats, so i am going to put it out here! <BR> <BR> friday food: <BR> breakfast - 4 egg whites in 2 pieces of ezekial bread, about .5 cup of choriz... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:11:20 EST weekend plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912912 so, two things: <BR> <BR> a). it is supposed to be beautiful all weekend -- high 50s/late 60s, no rain! <BR> b). i am FLAT BROKE <BR> <BR> this means -- i am going to spend the bulk of my weekend taking the pup for walks :) <BR> <BR> i am firmly back on plan, and staying that way for the next 36 days. in addition to staying on plan eating-wise, i am going to do my absolute best to hit 10K steps/day. whether that is walking the dog, going to the gym, or both -- i need to keep myself in mot... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:52:40 EST ahhhh clock is tickiinnnn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912423 soooo my weekend never actually stopped haha. i have been going to work, but i have been going out every night and having so much fun! possibly having a quarter-life crisis? <BR> <BR> anyway, the timeline hasn't changed. i have 37 days to fit in that too-small bridesmaid dress. no ifs, ands, or buts...it has to happen. therefore, i am thinking it might be time to stop eating pizza every day? <BR> <BR> i woke up this morning in total hungover binge mode, and wanted to get mcdonalds on the wa... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:10:40 EST checkin' in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911243 so, syn-free plan has not been going...according to plan haha. BUT! i have not been binging at all, which i will call a success. i actually have not had a huge appetite. <BR> <BR> i had a super, super, super fun weekend, and got lots of steps in. i didn't track much, but i will write it down here for accountability. <BR> <BR> saturday - had like 3 bloody maries (mary's?) and pulled chicken with corn and black beans on naan -- it was sooo good! i didn't eat dinner before going out, because i... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:46:57 EST guys, it's happening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908759 clothes are finally starting to look better on me!!!!!!!!!! after months and months and months of clothes only looking worse and worse, it is finally shifting back in the right direction! <BR> <BR> i am wearing a dress to work today that i bought for ireland - when i first bought it, there were a couple of problems: uni-boob caused by way too much tightness in the boob region, and my lower belly stuck out in a very unflattering way haha. today - NEITHER OF THOSE PROBLEMS! i'm waiting to do m... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:43:22 EST feelin' fat, stayin' strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908193 despite the fact that the pants that i am currently wearing were too small on me over the winter, i am feelin so fatttttttttt. i just want to make progress more quickly! i have got my eyes on the fitting-into-the-bridesmaid-dress prize, and i am not stoppin. <BR> <BR> i had many temptations last night, including alcohol and pizza - two of my major vices! i said no to both, though. instead, i had a pretty gold-star day. i only took the dog on a short walk, because we came across a stray dog ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:39:49 EST not exactly according to plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907573 sooo i ended up going out to dinner with my bf last night, and didn't keep it syn-free :( i tried to make healthy choices, though! my macros were pretty solid yesterday (128 g of carbs, 38 g of fat, 127 g of protein) so i am not going to beat myself up! <BR> <BR> recap of yesterday's food: <BR> <BR> breakfast - 2 slices of ezekial flax bread filled w/ 3 egg whites and 2 slices of uncured turkey bacon (plus sriracha, always). cup of coffee w/ sugar-free creamer <BR> <BR> morning snack - 15 ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:38:33 EST feeling like a whole new me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907052 i don't want to jinx myself, but i think that my sickness might finally be gone!!! with my sickness departing, as have all of my cravings for unhealthy food (weird!). i finally feel ready to be on-track with my eating, and am really craving taking my dog for a walk! i just want to be...healthy!!! <BR> <BR> i am actually feeling fairly confident about getting into my bridesmaid dress by the end of may. i feel like if i focus, and actually stick to plan, i can be on this schedule: <BR> <BR> 4... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:22:00 EST 47 days ahhhhhh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906277 under 7 weeks until the wedding, and i have NOT been on my game. that changed as of yesterday, because reality started to set in that i actually have to fit into this dress haha. i was super sick all weekend, and totally let myself slide off-track because of this (aka like eating ice cream because my throat hurt...). <BR> <BR> my work week is crazy-busy, so i am going to make an extra effort to plan ahead!! i am going to make my main focus my eating, because i am still not feeling super-wel... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 09:14:22 EST feeling so good!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904036 so - first of all, it finally feels like spring!!!! yesterday was in the 50s and today is supposed to hit 70!!! i ended up taking the dog on two walks yesterday, partly because she was being so good :) but partly because it was so. nice. out! <BR> <BR> secondly, i am finally starting to lose weight again! it feels good to see the scale moving in the right direction! <BR> <BR> thirdly, i stayed on track with my meal plan yesterday and hit my step goal (i got 10,104 steps and 18 floors in)! s... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 07:50:07 EST i hit my goal weight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903542 APRIL FOOOLLLLSSS!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> i am still like 33 pounds away from my goal. BUT! i did take my measurements yesterday, and i don't think that i have too far to go before my bridesmaid dress fits -- i need to lose 1" from my waist, and 1" from my bust...i can do that! <BR> <BR> i stuck to my meal plan to a t yesterday! i poured myself a glass of white wine to drink with my bf, but ended up having half a glass (instead of half a bottle haha). <BR> <BR> i prepped some more food for th... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:48:47 EST 100% back on slimming world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902794 the birthday is over, and i am so ready to be completely back on track!!! not only do i seriously need to start droppin pounds, but i am also starting to get sick, which is great motivation to get all my nutrients + water!!! <BR> <BR> i am putting my food gameplan out here so that i can be extra motivated not to deviate! <BR> <BR> breakfast (already eaten): ezekial english muffin (hexb) w/ 3 egg whites, 2 slices of ultra-thin swiss cheese (half of hexa) and banana peppers <BR> <BR> morning... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:24:30 EST birthdayyyy!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902200 i am feeling so ready to tackle this year!!!! i went out this weekend to buy new workout headphones, which i plan to put to use every day this week (except today, obviously <em>20</em> ) <BR> <BR> i also prepped a bunch of food for this week, including: <BR> <BR> -cauliflower-crust veggie pizza <BR> -beef ragu <BR> -quinoa <BR> <BR> i have all the needed materials to make breakfast every day, and i have plenty of food for lunches and snacks! <BR> <BR> i went out to brunch/day-drinking ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:46:26 EST totally in the TGIF spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900506 is there anything better than a friday before your birthday weekend? currently blasting my guilty pleasure at work (bryan adams pandora...don't judge), took advantage of dress-down friday and am wearing leggings (which is the best) and i am feeling great! <BR> <BR> i totally kept my eating under control at the work event last night, too, and i am feeling much less bloated this morning than i have been for the rest of the week. i bought myself a bday dress from forever 21 that i haven't tried... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:30:22 EST love having a clean slate :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899917 after work yesterday, i almost let laziness win over spring cleaning...but i manned up and got to work! the house is the cleanest that it has been in months (or maybe ever?) and i am feeling REMARKABLY better. i don't think i realized how much the clutter + dust had been bothering me until it was taken care of! <BR> <BR> i packed my lunch + snack today, and made breakfast at home. as i mentioned yesterday, i have a work dinner tonight, but i am going to try to pick out the healthiest parts. ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:43:43 EST spring cleaning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899507 sooooo 5 days until my bday, and i definitely started the day with a binge today. thhhhat's not going to help me achieve my goals. <BR> <BR> but, no time like the present to get things back on track! <BR> <BR> i am going to open the windows and get some serious spring cleaning done after work today, because we have a fluke 50 degree day today! if it is still light out after that, i am also going to take the dog for a walk. <BR> <BR> i have a dinner work event tomorrow, but i will make brea... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:39:35 EST pre-bday reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898858 so, looking back to this time last year -- this week was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. i was still around my lowest weight (right around 140, in a size 4), but during my bf's bday weekend last year i lost control of my eating, and never quite got it back. starting at this time one year ago, i began the process of piling on the weight that i had worked so hard to lose. <BR> <BR> but i am in a different place this year! i am on a losing streak, not a gaining streak! i may weigh... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:29:04 EST starting the week on a good note! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897989 i prepped a big batch of turkey chili last night, and made myself a healthy lunch/snacks for today. i also had a good eating day yesterday, and took a mini walk with the dog, so i am feeling good!! today is my bf's bday, so i will probably be going out tonight - but i am still going to keep myself in check! <BR> <BR> i have a very lofty goal of getting down to 155 by my bday (1 week from today) - i think it is doable if i push myself!!! <BR> <BR> recap of yesterday: <BR> <BR> didn't eat b... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:37:43 EST back on track for spring!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896380 so, to celebrate the beginning of spring, i am going to get my a** back on track. for real. seriously - 64 days to fit into the bridesmaid dress. that is going to come QUICKLY. <BR> <BR> part of this means getting myself to the gym - both days this weekend. i have my best friend's bridal shower tomorrow, so much of the day will be booked with that, but i can definitely get to the gym afterwards. also, i wake up earlier than my bf, so i can definitely go before he wakes up on sunday. <BR> <B... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:21:21 EST the post-vacay struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895386 i cannot stop eating. FOR REAL! <BR> <BR> i do not know what is up with me, but i keep binging! aside from my first day back, during which my eating was spot-on, i have had at least one binge per day since i have been home from vacation. <BR> <BR> if you look at my food log today, you will see mint m&m's, york peppermint patties and hersey's kisses. luckily i had a small cup to be pulling from, so i couldn't go TOO crazy, but i definitely went crazy enough. yesterday, it was thin mints. it ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:48:42 EST recap 3.16.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894458 ahh nothing like spending st. paddy's day at work haha...especially after 12 days in ireland... alas, grown-up responsibilities. <BR> <BR> i have long days pretty much all week, and i was too lazy to pack my lunch for work today. oops. i packed some fruit/veggie snacks, though, and am planning to buy a salad for lunch. no clue what to do for dinner, though... <BR> <BR> i made the mistake of buying girl scout cookies before i went on vacation, so i currently have two boxes of (unopened) thin... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:19:58 EST i'm baaackkkkk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893844 whew! it has been a whirlwind of amazing, amazing vacation; followed by stressful, stressful situations. regardless, i am excited to be back in the swing of things. <BR> <BR> i ate literally whatever i wanted in ireland, and walked a TON!!!! one day, i even hit 30,000 steps and 119 flights of stairs. despite all of this walking, i still gained 2.5 lbs while i was gone... to be honest, i thought that it would be closer to 10 lbs haha with the amount of potatoes and alcohol consumed... <BR> <... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:59:30 EST 5 days ahhh!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883146 i have been super productive with schoolwork and homework, and finally feel like i have everything ready to go for ireland! ya know, other than packing... <BR> <BR> i finally have time to go to the gym after work today, but i am honestly more tempted to stay in, make a healthy dinner, and binge-watch a tv show haha. it is so cold outside, and my bf is working late tonight... i have been achieving my step goal of 5K per day, which again, i know is low, but at least i haven't been stationary. ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:59:44 EST achievin goooooals!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882481 sooooo i know that i said that i wasn't going to weigh in this week, but i have no will power, guys. <BR> <BR> i was not expecting the pleasant surprise of 156 today, though!!! i have to say, slimming world might be the best thing ever. i do not feel that i am depriving myself at all, but i do feel that i am making good choices! i also don't think that i have ever lost weight this quickly and consistently! <BR> <BR> since "restarting" on january 27, i have lost 10.6 lbs!! if i can keep that... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:25:13 EST 8 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881105 ahhhhh i leave for ireland one week from tomorrow!!!!! i have decided, as of right now, to part with my scale until one week from today. bridesmaid dress is purchased, rent the runway dress has been worn, and all i have to focus on right now is feeling the best that i possibly can in ireland. <BR> <BR> i am planning to (attempt) to make the next week syn-free, aside from alcohol. i won't be able to go to the gym today, tomorrow, wednesday or friday, but will plan to go thursday/saturday/sund... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:28:14 EST dress updates + recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879229 soooo dress shopping went surprisingly well!!! i ended up getting incredibly lucky, and got a dress on sample sale (used to be $300, got it for $25!!!). the dress is almost exactly one size too small, so that is definite motivation to keep the weight loss in gear for the next couple of months. the wedding is 92 days away, and i am aiming to lose 25 lbs by then, which puts me at about 2 lbs lost per week. i will fit VERY comfortably into the dress at that size (it may even be big, but i think ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:17:01 EST snow dayyyy!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878622 well, cold day, technically? it is supposed to be -25 degrees here today! <BR> <BR> i am super excited to be working from home - there is something about answering emails in my pjs, with my dog, that makes it much more enjoyable!! <BR> <BR> my eating has been on track, but haven't seen more scale progress. i'm REALLY going to try not to look at the scale until weigh-in tuesday. i have work events all weekend, so will not be planning my food for lunch or dinner on friday, or breakfast/lunch/... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:58:56 EST A DIETBET FAILLLLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878037 guys, i am so bummed. i actually lost the weight for this dietbet (meaning that i win money!!!) but when i went to do my official weigh-in this morning, my scale FREAKED OUT and was just like flashing numbers and being psycho. why does the universe want me to fail my dietbet haha?!??! i am so mad! <BR> <BR> challenge for the day -- we are going to an italian restaurant for my mom's bday, and i am not sure that there is a single healthy thing on the menu. what do i dooooo?!?!??! i was thinkin... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:46:29 EST 2/16/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877241 so, i was fully planning to have a syn-free day yesterday...but then my bf and i went to the movies...and there was a full bar there haha...and i was starving... <BR> <BR> luckily. this movie theater posted the calories for all of their food, so i was able to choose the least of the evils -- a small popcorn (no butter) was 375 cals, so not horrible for dinner! i was surprised by the cals in everything else. a hotdog, which i thought would be the best option, was 670 cals - who knew? <BR> <B... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:06:14 EST weekend recap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876590 sorry i have been MIA this weekend - things have been kind of crazy! also, i didn't wear my fitbit all weekend, so there goes my step tracking goal for february haha... <BR> <BR> anyway, i will at least recap my food! <BR> <BR> saturday -- <BR> woke up and had a huge cup of coffee w/ coffee-mate creamer <BR> <BR> brunch - egg white omelette w/ goat cheese and bacon (fat picked off), home fries on the side. i portion-controlled the shi* out of myself on this one haha, i was very impressed.... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:20:18 EST 2/12 recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874941 so, didn't make it to the gym yesterday, because i got super caught up cleaning my house and then ran out of time haha. but i shall definitely go today!!! there's nothing holding me back :) i got a decent amount of steps in, and managed to get 29 flights of stairs (my stair game has been out of control this week!!!). <BR> <BR> i am going shopping with a friend tomorrow to buy clothes for the ireland trip, so that's further motivation to stay on track eating-wise/exercise-wise today! <BR> <B... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:50:46 EST 2/10 + 2/11 recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874339 sorry - didn't have time for a recap yesterday, because i was travelling for work (also turned it into a little daytrip with my bf!) my eating wasn't quite as regimented as usual, but i think i made good choices under the circumstances! i also got a TON of steps in (12,630) and ended up way under my calorie range yesterday, so i'm not too stressed about it :) <BR> <BR> 2/10 recap: <BR> breakfast - ezekial english muffin filled w/ 1 egg and 1 egg white, 2 pieces of uncured turkey bacon (and s... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:23:23 EST weigh-in/2.9.15 recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873013 so my weight has not fluctuated since my sneaky pre-weigh-in yesterday -- i am down 1.8 lbs this week. in order to win my diet bet, i need to lose at least the same amount next week! <BR> <BR> bridesmaid dress shopping is now a terrifying 9 days away, and i am crossing my fingers that i won't look horrible in everything!!! i finally dragged myself to the gym today, and i am glad that i did! i ran 3 miles + quarter mile cool-down, did 100 pulldown reps, and then walked .7 miles as a cool-down... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:49:46 EST recap 2.8.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872317 ok, so i am the worst. i still didn't go to the gym yesterday haha. BUT TODAY! it will happen. <BR> <BR> i snuck on the scale this morning, a day before my weigh-in day, and i am down 1.8 lbs so far this week...hoping that i can eek a little bit more out by tomorrow! <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> <BR> breakfast - ezekial english muffin filled w/ 3 egg whites, cucumber slices, onion, tomato, 2 slices of uncured turkey bacon. 2 mini babybel light on the side, and a cup of coffee w/ unsweete... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:01:24 EST recap 2.7.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871676 ugh - i so hate having class all weekend. luckily, i managed to get my grocery shopping and laundry done after class yesterday, so all i have to do today after class is go to the gym!! <BR> <BR> the only syns that i used yesterday were for alcohol, so i am feeling good about that! i am planning to try to keep my food syn-free again today. <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> breakfast - sandwich w/ 2 pieces of ezekial sprouted grain bread, 3 egg whites, 1 piece of candian bacon, and a mini babybe... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:29:07 EST recap 2.5.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870550 so, despite my "absolutely no excuse, i am going to the gym" statement yesterday....i didn't go to the gym. life happened, and i had other things to attend to. aka a boyfriend emergency. so...yea. i also didn't have a syn-free day. so...yea. but! i did get over 6K steps in, which isn't horrible, and i did stay completely within my eating ranges. and lost a bit of weight this morning! so, not a failure overall? i am super, super determined to go to the gym at least today and tomorrow (and hope... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:57:30 EST recap 2.4.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870066 firstly...my normally 20-minute commute took me 2 hours this morning!!! i am so over winter! <BR> <BR> secondly, totally failed at going to the gym yesterday...went out with my bf instead. oooops. also, i am nervous to calculate my syns from yesterday...i have a feeling it is going to be ridiculous! one treat night per week is ok though, right? also, i weighed myself this morning and it hasn't gone up since my tuesday weigh-in...still plenty of time for a loss this week! <BR> <BR> i am defi... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:28:44 EST recap 2.3.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869200 despite my positive weigh-in yesterday, i am totally in the "ughhh i am not making any progress" mindset this morning. i know that what i'm doing is working, though, so i will just keep at it! gym clothes are packed to head over there straight after work, and i know that a good work out will make me feel better! i am also not allowing myself near a scale until tuesday morning - it will do nothing other than mess with my head!!! <BR> <BR> food yesterday: <BR> breakfast - ezekial english muff... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:13:11 EST weigh in day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868452 so...i didn't hit my goal of 161 today. but i did lose 3.2 lbs this week! so i will call that a success - especially since i had that meal out on saturday night! <BR> <BR> if i am able to maintain this weight-loss pace, i will be 157 by bridesmaid dress shopping day, and 150.4 by ireland. not bad at all! <BR> <BR> long day ahead of me with work + class, but i am all set with plenty of snacks to get me through :) Tue, 3 Feb 2015 08:09:32 EST recap 2.2.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868154 starting off february with a bang! i am so so nervous for my weigh-in tomorrow, but any loss will be progress!! <BR> <BR> i didn't make it to the gym, but i did shovel my driveway for an hour...and according to spark, my total burn for today (including my fitbit steps) is 798 cals! <BR> <BR> food: <BR> breakfast - ezekial english muffin filled with 3 egg whites, raw onion, 1 tomato slice, 3 cucumber slices and sriracha (this was sooooo good!!!!) <BR> <BR> morning snack - gala apple, cup of... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 19:48:05 EST snow storm check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867744 so...stranded at home again today! i am working the day from home, and realllly hoping that it calms down enough in a couple of hours that i will be able to go to the gym. i need to burn some cals! tomorrow is weigh-in day!!! <BR> <BR> my eating yesterday was totally on-point, i feel really good about it! even if i don't hit 161 tomorrow, i am not going to get down on myself. i know that this plan will work for me! <BR> <BR> i slept in, so i had a big breakfast/lunch around 11: <BR> <BR> b... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:38:42 EST february goaaaalssss!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867357 so we all know that i love to set goals for myself!!! i have decided to do so in three categories: exercise, food and weight. <BR> <BR> firstly...exercise: <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> goal = 95 miles traveled <BR> <BR> food: <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> goal = 2 or more syn-free days per week <BR> <BR> weight: <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> goal = 153 by pre-dublin weigh-in (march 3) <BR> <BR> 18 days until bridesmaid dress shopping, and 29 days until dublin...no time for slackin'!!! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:42:33 EST weekend recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867262 currently trapped at home due to this little blizzard situation, and i am getting stir-crazy! i have already done my laundry and meal-prepped for tomorrow, so i guess all that is left now is homework...sigh... <BR> <BR> i was definitely a bit higher on syns yesterday than anticipated, because my boyfriend and i decided to go out for a last minute fancy dinner - worth it, though! i had an awesome work-out yesterday, so i'm hoping that balances. i haven't left the house yet today, and haven't ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:52:10 EST feeling amazing!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866431 woop woop! i am feeling so on-track, and loving this eating plan! i feel balanced and energetic and awesome!! :) <BR> <BR> food yesterday- <BR> <BR> breakfast: ezekial english muffin filled w/ 3 egg whites and a trader joes jalapeno chicken sausage (plus hot sauce, duh) <BR> <BR> lunch: went to an event for lunch, and luckily their selections were pretty healthy! had half a piece of chicken w/ some green beans, about 2 tbsp of mashed potatoes (maybe less), and a salad w/ broccoli, mushroom... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:01:07 EST recap 1.28 and 1.29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865775 oops! i realized that i haven't been recappin'! <BR> <BR> my eating has been completely on-track -- i am really liking slimming world. they have this thing called "syns" which is basically extras that you are allowed each day. the goal is to eat between 5-10 syns, and i have been closer to 13-15 for the past two days... i think that once i get the hang of this a little bit more, though, that i will be able to keep it down! i am trying to integrate my new whole 30 knowledge with slimming worl... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:51:29 EST