SUNNY1432's SparkPeople Blog SUNNY1432's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New adventure:) I know I haven't blogged in FOREVER, but I have new things to share. I've struggled with weight gain for the last 2years, I hit that age I guess 🙄. Anyway i have tried many things & I have finally found something that I feel will work without having to do major changes to my life style. I'm done 9 lbs & 10 inches in 13 days!! I'm hoping to lose 10 more lbs. I'll keep you posted!😁😁 Sat, 20 May 2017 10:34:04 EST Stress eating and my busy life So I've been working really hard with my new food plan, which is Ideal Protein. I do good for the month and then old habits start creeping in and mess me up. <em>39</em> Part of it is school stresses and trying to get everything done and graded along with coaching volleyball; and then add my family life and things are CRAZY!! <BR> I know that I can get down the last 8 pounds but it's just driving me NUTS! <BR> Sorry I had to vent a little and hopefully that will help me get back on track. ... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:50:20 EST Og Mandino quote Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. <BR> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:22:25 EST Og Mandino quote Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. <BR> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:21:56 EST Socrates quote Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. <em>67</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:46:45 EST A.P.J. Abdul Kalam quote You have to dream before your dreams come true. <em>224</em> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:40:36 EST Ray Kroc quote The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:11:02 EST Confucius Quote "The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." <BR> Confucius Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:19:57 EST Norman Vincent Peale Quote "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:16:41 EST Theodore Roosevelt quote "With self-discipline, most anything is possible." Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:32:55 EST Audrey Hepburn Quote Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible!' Audrey Hepburn Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:19:24 EST Thomas A. Edison quote "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas A. Edison Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:21:16 EST Eleanor Roosevelt quote "With the new day comes strength and new thoughts." Eleanor Roosevelt Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:19:16 EST Jim Rohn Qoute "Discipline is the bridge between goals & accomplishment." Jim Rohn Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:25:44 EST Marilyn Monroe quote "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." <BR> Marilyn Monroe Mon, 12 May 2014 09:41:12 EST Walt Disney Quote All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. <BR> Walt Disney <BR> Wed, 7 May 2014 13:28:35 EST Dr. Seuss Quote You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go. <BR> Dr. Seuss Tue, 6 May 2014 12:53:09 EST Norman Vincent Peale quote "Change your thoughts and you can change your world." <BR> This is what I need to do and I will reach my goals:) Sat, 3 May 2014 17:39:20 EST Merry Christmas Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!! <img src=""> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 22:14:22 EST First half marathon completed! I just finished running my first 1/2 marathon and I did it in under 2 hours, which better then I thought I would do. I'm sure it was due in part to my husband running with me and keeping at a faster pace the. I would have done in my own. I wish I could have found fellow Sparkster Onekidsmom but there is always next year:) yep I'm thinking about it. Sun, 5 May 2013 11:09:21 EST Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson Wed, 3 Apr 2013 13:23:36 EST Quotes of the Day The quotes are on goals and goal setting, which is something I need to work on, not in the excercise area but more in the nutritional area. I have really let myself slip and while I haven't gained much it's not helping me lose or get me where I want to be. So my goal today is to stay on track nutritionally and NO EXTRA SNACKING!! <BR> <BR> "There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something." <BR> Henry Ford <BR> "It is not enough to take steps which may some... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:43:56 EST 7 Mile Morning It was rough, but I got up and ran my 7 miles, which I was supposed to do yesterday, but with time change didn't happen. I was a little worried, since my hamstring & calf is still bothering me, but I finished with only one stop. I have decided that slow and steady FINISHES the race, and even though I would like to be running a little faster, I'll do what works best for my body. <BR> I/'m about 2 months out from the race, so I still have time to improve. <BR> <BR> "Know thyself means this, t... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:36:04 EST Samuel Smiles quote We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do." <BR> Samuel Smiles Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:51:49 EST Benjamin Franklin quote and more Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." <BR> Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> I found this quote this morning and it fits me right now. I was complaining this morning about not getting the homework graded that I brought home last night because I was playing on the WII with my kids. Reading this quote helped me to realize that I should be enjoying this time with them because all too soon they wouldn't be asking me to play video games with them. Gr... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:33:05 EST Mahatma Gandhi quote The future depends on what we do in the present." - Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> I saw this quote this morning and thought "How true!". Everything that we are working for, whether it is a lower weight, training for a 1/2 marathon, or just a healthier lifestyle overall; everything we want for our future we must work on in the present. <BR> <BR> Just a little food for thought. Have a wonderful day!! <em>306</em> <em>213</em> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:31:01 EST Still here:) Sorry I've been here just not blogging. Things are going well, my DS is healed very well & has been his normal self for over a week. He has a checkup next Tuesday just too make sure all is well, and we have noticed an improvement in his hearing and speech, so I'm expecting a good report. <BR> Have a great Thursday <em>334</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:30:57 EST DS's surgery went well and now it's recovery time My son had his 4th set of tubes put in his eardrums and his tonsils and adenoids removed yesterday. The surgery went well, it was the waiting for him to wake up and stay awake that took the longest. The nurse finally said that we could go around 3 pm. after being there since 8:45, even though he was still sleepy. We got home, even with the snowy roads, and DS continued to sleep and drink when I woke him up. It was going really well until I tried to give him the Tylenol with codeine, which ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:20:59 EST Lincoln Half Marathon here I come:) The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain." <BR> Kahlil Gibran <BR> <BR> I have registered for the Lincoln Half Marathon, which is in May!! My husband has run the full the last 3 years and I haven't been able to go due to my daughter's dance recital. But this year the dance recital has been moved to the end of May so not only does my husband get to see it but I now CAN participate in the marathon. <em>104</em> <em>182</em> <BR> I'm a little wor... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:47:22 EST Henry Ford Quote "There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something." <BR> Henry Ford <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 16:58:42 EST Herbert Otto Quote "Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life." <BR> Herbert Otto Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:46:06 EST Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day and be thankful for all that you have. <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:54:52 EST 11/16/12 Quote I believe that each of us as individuals must not only struggle to make a better world, but to make ourselves better, too, and in this life those endeavors are never finished.”—Sen. Ted Kennedy. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:26:46 EST Another Season done My girls' volleyball season ended on Tuesday night in the way I figured it would. They played well but thought they could come from behind and win every set, which didn't work. <em>39</em> I had really hoped for more than a one win season, but there's isn't much a coach can do but stay positive and give the tools they need to succeed and then hope that they do it. On the other hand, it's nice being home after school and I know that the hubby and the kids REALLY like it. <BR> Besides tha... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:59:13 EST Coaching sometimes stinks! So I love to coach and I hate all at the same time. I had been hoping for a GREAT season and I knew with the girls I have it would be possible, but that's not the way it has been going the last month. We started the season well but we just haven't been able to finish the match and get the win. I'm also dealing with some attitude issues, which of course mess up things on the court. So I know that things need to change and I've been trying to stay positive with them but I'm starting to lose ... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 23:33:10 EST 9/8/12 "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> This picture for you BOGUSANNIE:) <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 8 Sep 2012 23:08:51 EST 8/18/12 Sorry I've been missing lately. The hubby and I had a wonderful trip to Sturgis and we got back on the 12th and then Monday volleyball started along with In-service days and Riverboat Days, in which both of my kids performed last night. Needless to say it has been a whirlwind of a week and it isn't going to slow down anytime soon. <BR> School starts on Monday and while both my kids will be going to school this year, that just means one more body to get ready and moving so I can get there on ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 23:19:13 EST Still running but not for the half I've been going back and forth on doing the Crazy Horse half marathon and I had thought that I would be able to do it but now I don't think it will work. It's a busy weekend, Friday is Band Day, we usually have around 20 schools here to perform and this year we don't have school but I have heard teachers have inservice. Then Saturday I have a volleyball tournament and extend to get done later in the afternoon. So I would have to leave to go across the state after the tourney, getting west ... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 11:49:02 EST 7/27/12 I DID IT!! I ran 6 miles, not my fastest 6 but I finished without too many problems. Now I need to finish packing so we ca head out. The kids are so EXCITED that they can't leave me alone. <em>224</em> <BR> Have a great Day!! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:32:54 EST Heading for the Hills... That's the Black Hills <em>30</em> My MIL, the kids and I are heading out west to visit relatives for the weekend. I'm actually dropping my MIL off at my BIL's house, so she can spend time with him and his wife. The kids and I are going to camp with my Aunt and cousins at Hart Ranch, along with my parents. The kids are excited about the swimming and of course the camping part. I'm excited to see my family and for the surprise birthday party for my other aunt. It's going to be a nice brea... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:22:08 EST Henry Ford Quote "Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement." Henry Ford <BR> <BR> It felt right for the day. Have a wonderful weekend! Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:52:59 EST Never-ending struggle Well it's the same thing that I've been dealing with for the last however many months. I just can't seem to keep nutrition side in check which in turn is keeping me from losing any of the weight that I want to be losing. I'm in my range today, high end, and as long as I don't eat anything I'll be good for today. This is what seems to be the problem, staying good during the evening hours tends to be my problem. I usually eat really well and where I need to be during the day, but at night th... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:15:00 EST Quiet Anniversary Weekend We returned home today from our anniversary getaway. We went out for supper the first night and then saw The Amazing Spiderman, which was a great movie. The next day we slept in a little & went for coffee and then took a nice ride on the motorcycle before a late lunch. We relaxed back at the hotel for a little while and then headed to my friend's wedding reception. They had a very small ceremony in May & I actually didn't even now she was married until I got the invitation in the mail <em>... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 18:07:47 EST Happy 4th of July! I have been busy running all week with the 4th of July events, and having family and friends around. The 4th was wonderful, would have been better if it hadn't been SO HOT, but we had fun. <em>30</em> The family sat out front of our house and watched the parade and then we had lunch here so we could stay in AC, which was a GREAT idea!! The cousins played with water guns and we shot off a few fireworks before my sister, BIL and kids headed home. I had planned on a quick nap, since I had work... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:51:04 EST Missed a few days Sorry I've been MIA, it seems like I've been running around crazy and at night I'm just ready to relax & get some sleep. <BR> I've been doing well, staying in the lower end of my range. I haven't seen major changes on the scale yet, but I'm going to be patient and try to stay positive. <em>9</em> (maybe thinking skinny will work:) <BR> It seems like summer is flying by, as usual, and I've started painting the outside of house, one of many summer projects. We did the north side and some of th... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:17:15 EST Day 7 First I have to say that I had a rough night father I blogged. I went to have a few chips which turned into more and then it was another thing and ended in a binge <em>39</em> . So having fessed up to my oops, I can say that I'm at 1405 right now and I won't be eating anything else due to the fact that I'm off to bed as soon as I'm done blogging. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, 200 crunches and several walking trips with the kids today. <BR> <BR> WHY the need for self-destruction!? I a... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:47:38 EST Day 6 I'm having another good day. I did 32 minutes of HIIT running on the treadmill and I'm at 1535 for calories today, a little higher then yesterday's so tomorrow I'll go back down again. So far it's working, I'm done another pound of water weight, soon I'll be losing the real stuff. <em>224</em> <BR> Thanks for stopping in and the picture on yesterday's blog is David Beckham not my loving DH:) Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:55:58 EST Day 4 & 5 We survived yesterday's softball game, it was TOO HOT, but the girls all had plenty of water and I added sunblock to most of them and then ended up doing most of the coaching, due the coach being overheated. The game went well, but we stopped after the 2nd inning, (they only play 3), the girls were just too hot. We got home after 7:30 and ended up eating out again, but I had a grilled chicken breast and sweet potatoes fries. Not too bad plus I had run 5 miles so I figured it was ok. <BR> Tod... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:20:22 EST Day 3 Well I didn't do horrible over the weekend but I didn't do as well as I would have liked to. Saturday I finished with 2045 calories which is 645 over what I would like to eat but still within my Spark calorie limit. I did the 40 minute Total Body workout from Sparkpeople 28 day bootcamp and then went to work at a local bar from 10-5:30. I don't work there during the school year but I don't mind helping out the owners in the summer and it's extra money that I can use on myself and don't bi... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:56:33 EST 6/15/2012 (Day 2) I did great today with my exercising~ 32 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill, 22 minutes of 28 Day Bootcamp Cardio Sculpt and Crunch-less Core video. <BR> I'm ending my day on 1496 calories, which is 96 higher than I wanted to be, darn cereal snack, but still better than I have been doing lately. <BR> Thanks for checking in with me! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Just for you BogusAnnie:) <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:50:47 EST