SUPERTROUPERJEN's SparkPeople Blog SUPERTROUPERJEN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I suppose the Spotlight warrents a new blog! I must say, I didn't even realize this even existed to have Sparkpages spotlighted, but it's a really great feeling! <BR> <BR> I have recently with the wonderful encouragement of my husband began to count calories again. If it enters my mouth, I immediately (or as soon as possible) log it into SparkPeople. This is the ONLY thing that has ever worked for me. I'm now 138.8 pounds. I'm so proud of myself. <BR> <BR> Last month we went to Durham, NC to visit Dave's old college roommate. Our... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 09:39:50 EST A Song, A Wedding, and A Few Slips and Slides Last weekend my husband's brother got married. We made the 700 mile trip to Lancaster, PA in pretty decent time. It only took about 10 hours including stops. Of course my husband was the Best Man and I sang Be Thou My Vision. <BR> <BR> For some reason I had a mental block about memorizing the lyrics, but I know better than to worry. There was a music stand and I was able to have the sheet music in front of me. <BR> <BR> The wedding was just beautiful. It's one of those special relat... Fri, 26 Jan 2007 17:42:00 EST I will not eat a doughnut... Sometimes making good choices is down right hard. Someone brought doughnuts to work today and I can hear them calling my name. <BR> <BR> I guess I'm off to fill up my water bottle instead... yea... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 10:26:04 EST Getting back into the groove. I'm finally jumping back on the exercise wagon. I've been guessing my calories and not logging them as well as not exercising since May. The good news is, I haven't gained weight. The bad news is, I'm back health wise where I started. <BR> <BR> I did my first workout on Saturday and I guess I thought I was indestructible. My thighs are KILLING me today! I'm pretty sure I pulled the muscle in my right thigh and hurt something in my knee on the left. No fun. I remembered from last tim... Mon, 8 Jan 2007 18:57:38 EST 4 lbs down! 21 lbs to go! I always weigh myself before working out as motivation. Last night I was SHOCKED to see the scale move down 2 lbs from last week. My guess is it's water weight from starting to drink my water regularly, but I'll take it! <BR> <BR> These are lifestyle changes, so since I'll be drinking my water for a lifetime, that weight shouldn't come back. <BR> <BR> I've never tried to lose weight before, so this is just amazing to me. I never knew I was capable of something like this. I guess I was... Wed, 19 Jul 2006 09:07:45 EST Here we go again... I was a little bad over the weekend. I went to a girlfriend's wedding on Saturday and couldn't really track what I was eating. I decided I didn't care afterall so I just gave into temptation and ate whatever I wanted for the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> Skip to yesterday and I decided I didn't care again, so I ate whatever I wanted again. Well, at least for dinner I did. <BR> <BR> I finally got around to putting in everything to the tracker this morning and I didn't do that bad! Yesterd... Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:24:45 EST Miserable I'm absolutely miserable today. PMS is kicking my butt - my legs feel like 2 tons, I'm cramping, and I've already taken 2 Tylenol extra strength. I'm better now then about an hour ago, but I'm still feeling bad. I hope people don't mind me working a little slower today. <BR> <BR> Today, my biggest challenge will be going to Curves and working out regardless of how I feel. Tue, 11 Jul 2006 10:39:13 EST I did it... I went kicking and screaming, but I DID make myself go to Curves today. OH how I wished I was nestled in my bed instead of sweating it out. <BR> <BR> I do feel better though and I actually managed to eat a whole bowl of cereal for breakfast before I worked out! That's a major accomplishment for me. Now I just have to make myself do my strength training. <BR> <BR> I just realized that SparkPeople gives you exercises that don't require any equipment and that are easy to do no your own. I ... Sat, 8 Jul 2006 11:21:54 EST Getting up to date I think today marks a week since I started SparkPeople. This has been such a Godsend, and FREE to boot! <BR> <BR> My favorite part has to be the trackers. I try to enter EVERYTHING I put into my body to the best of my ability every day. I never realized just how MUCH I was consuming until I started paying attention. Man, no wonder I couldn't lose weight! <BR> <BR> Exercise hasn't come naturally to me, but I'm finding out the more I exercise, the better I feel, and the more I want to be... Wed, 5 Jul 2006 11:48:58 EST