TABBYC's SparkPeople Blog TABBYC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So fed up! **VENT** Things seriously need to change. <BR> <BR> Hubby started a job a few months ago and doesn't help at all around the house. Since he works third shift, he comes home, sleeps, gets up, watches tv, eats dinner, showers, and goes to work. That means that he spends NO time with the kids and I and he does nothing around the house. Just for information: he gets home around 4:30 am, sleeps til 4 pm or after most days, and leaves for work at 7 pm. <BR> <BR> I have not been to the gym in months. I... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:40:52 EST 30 Day Shred Ok, so I am obviously going in the WRONG direction, so I have decided to really kick it up and get serious. I am starting The 30 Day Shred today. <BR> <BR> My beginning numbers are: <BR> Weight 176.6 lbs <BR> Waist 35.5 in <BR> Hips 41.5 in <BR> Thigh 20 in <BR> Arm 11 in <BR> <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <em>9</em> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:05:51 EST February 2013 Results WEIGHT: <BR> SW: 163 <BR> CW: 166 <BR> <BR> Yikes! I had gotten down to 161, but obviously did badly after that. <BR> <BR> MEASUREMENTS: <BR> 2/1- 110.25 inches total. <BR> 3/1- same <BR> <BR> At least my measurements didn't go up. <BR> <BR> ****Fit by 30 Journey started 12/7/12**** <BR> SW: 177 <BR> CW: 166 <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> 1/11- 112.5 <BR> 3/1- 110.25 Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:10:20 EST January 2013 Results WEIGHT: <BR> SW: 171 <BR> CW: 163 <BR> <BR> Down 8 lbs this month! <BR> <BR> MEASUREMENTS: <BR> 1/11- 112.5 inches total. <BR> 2/1- 110.25 inches total. <BR> <BR> Down 2.25 inches in three weeks. <BR> <BR> ****Fit by 30 Journey started 12/7/12**** <BR> SW: 177 <BR> CW: 163 <BR> <BR> Down 14 lbs in 8 weeks! Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:36:22 EST Five Year Sparkversary Tomorrow marks 5 years since beginning my Spark journey. A lot has happened in those five years. <BR> <BR> January 16, 2008~ I joined SP at 175 lbs. In a few weeks, I was down to 170 lbs. <BR> <BR> February 2008~ I found out that I was pregnant. <BR> <BR> March 2008~ I found out that I was expecting TWINS! Morning sickness kicks in and I lose 14 lbs in about a week and a half. <BR> <BR> November 03, 2008~ I give birth to two healthy babies; one girl and one boy. 170 lbs. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:40:04 EST So far, so good! Well, I am one month into my "Fit by 30" journey. <BR> <BR> I started out at 177 lbs on December 7, 2012. As of today, I am down to 167.2 lbs, so I have almost reached my first goal of losing 10 lbs! I am really excited about that! <BR> <BR> Also, I did my measurements today as well. On November 1st, my total was 115.75 inches. Today's measurements are 112.25 inches, so I have lost 3.5 inches since then. Not a bad start. <BR> <BR> I need to get back to the gym, well working out PERIOD... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:51:18 EST Fit by 30 So.... My birthday is next week. I will be 29 years old. Instead of waiting til the new year to get back on track, I have decided to start now; after all, it is MY new year. <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal weight is 130 lbs. According to Spark, I will still be overweight at that point....Can that really be right? I am short, but I was happy with how I looked at 143, besides the extra belly skin that I had from just having twins. I guess I will address it when it comes to that point. <BR> <B... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 09:19:06 EST Weigh in 14 & Monthly Measurements (Nov) SW: 179 <BR> LW: 175.3 <BR> CW: 173.8 <BR> <BR> ~I have been fluctuating a lot the past three weeks or so, so I am ok with ending the month a little bit lighter. (Especially since I started the month at 178 lbs.) <BR> <BR> <BR> November Measurements (WHAT): <BR> <BR> Starting Measurements (6/25/12): 116.5 <BR> Last Measurements: 116.25 <BR> Today's Measurements: 115.75 <BR> <BR> Monthly Difference: -0.5 <BR> Total Difference: -0.75 Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:19:17 EST Weigh In #13 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 178 <BR> CW: 175.3 <BR> <BR> ~Yay! Getting back down. Heading in the right direction. Eating has not been nearly as bad as it was last week. There is always room for improvement. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 10:23:26 EST Monthly Measurements (October) October Measurements (W, H, A, T): <BR> <BR> Starting Measurements (6/25/12): 116.5 <BR> Last Measurements: 114.75 <BR> Today's Measurements: 116.25 <BR> <BR> Monthly Difference: +1.5 <BR> Total Difference: -.25 Thu, 4 Oct 2012 08:05:11 EST Weigh In #12 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 173.6 <BR> CW: 178 <BR> <BR> Wow...That is all I have to say...Blah. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:52:35 EST Weigh In #11 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 175 <BR> CW: 173.6 <BR> <BR> Yay! Turning myself around and heading in the right direction. There is still much room for improvement, but I will take it. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:05:09 EST Weigh In #10 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 174.8 <BR> CW: 175 <BR> <BR> Going in the wrong direction...I need to get this under control NOW. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:08:38 EST Weigh In #9 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 173.4 <BR> CW: 174.8 <BR> <BR> OOPS! Not surprised...Blah. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:45:01 EST Weigh In #8 & Monthly Measurements SW: 179 <BR> LW: 173.4 <BR> CW: 173.4 <BR> <BR> So, no loss this week. I have been eating more foods with higher sodium the last couple of days, so I am actually surprised that there wasn't a gain. This week I've been (and will continue) walking Lexi to school everyday and walking her home two days a week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Measurements: (W, H, A, T) <BR> <BR> SM (6/25/12): 116.5 <BR> TM: 114.75 <BR> <BR> TD: -1.75 Sat, 1 Sep 2012 09:34:23 EST Weigh In #7 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 175.8 <BR> CW: 173.4 <BR> <BR> Yay! Just being active and listening to my body when it is hungry or full has been working. I have not done any actual workouts, but I am happy with my progress. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:32:46 EST Weigh In #6 So, it has been almost four weeks since my last weigh in. <BR> <BR> SW: 179 <BR> LW: 179.4 <BR> CW: 175.8 <BR> <BR> I will take it! Planning a work out routine now, but won't be starting til next week since we are going out of town Monday through Wednesday. I will do something active this weekend, and we have outdoor activities planned when we are away, so I will be burning some calories. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:05:08 EST Weigh In #5 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 178 <BR> CW: 179.4 <BR> <BR> Ugh.... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:12:10 EST Weigh In #4 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 180 <BR> CW: 178 <BR> <BR> Still not good, but losing some of what I had gained. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 10:54:22 EST Weigh In #3 SW: 179 <BR> LW: 178 <BR> CW: 180 <BR> <BR> NOT good! I know that I didn't eat well over the weekend and didn't get enough sleep. Need to get the scale going in the opposite direction! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 19:28:40 EST Weigh In #2 July 01, 2012 <BR> <BR> SW: 179 <BR> LW: 176.4 <BR> CW: 178 <BR> <BR> ~ I had gotten down to 175.2 by Thursday, but I ate horribly over the weekend, so I am not surprised that there is a gain. <BR> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 11:37:12 EST Weigh-In and Measurements June 25, 2012 <BR> <BR> SW (6/20/12): 179 <BR> CW: 176.4 <BR> <BR> Measurements: <BR> The last time I measured was May 1, 2012. I have lost 3 inches overall. I will use today's measurements as my starting measurements. (Measuring waist, hips, thigh, arm.) <BR> <BR> SM (6/25/12): 116.5 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:57:13 EST Redefining my goals/Recommitting So, I am now at 179 lbs again. So that is only a loss of 9 lbs since January 1st of this year. I had gotten down to 174 (a loss of 14) and was on track for the first 2.5 months of my journey, but then everything went haywire. I **KNOW** that I was not putting enough effort into losing the weight. The stress in my life is getting worse, not better, so I really need to take control now before I put all of the weight back on...or even worse, add to that! I am unhealthy and unmotivated. I a... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:18:08 EST 2012 Week Seventeen/Month Four WEEK 17: <BR> <BR> LW: 176.2 <BR> CW: 176 <BR> <BR> ~ Down a tiny bit this week. My willpower is gone and the food is calling me. I MUST DO SOMETHING...NOW! <BR> <BR> ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ <BR> <BR> MONTH 4: <BR> <BR> SW: 188 <BR> LW: 174.2 <BR> CW: 176 <BR> <BR> ~ Gained 1.8 lbs <BR> ~ Up 4.75 in <BR> <BR> TOTAL: <BR> ~ Lost 12 lbs <BR> ~ Down 8.25 in Tue, 1 May 2012 07:38:55 EST 2012 Week Sixteen SW: 188 <BR> LW: 175.2 <BR> CW: 176.2 <BR> <BR> ~Not tracking, not exercising, not doing anything besides weighing in once a week and (mostly) getting my water in. <BR> <BR> ~I need to get out of this funk! I am trying very hard to keep my head above water, but not seeing results is discouraging...YES, I know that I am not doing anything to warrant good results, but it is still discouraging none the less to see the scale staying the same or going up. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:07:13 EST 2012 Week Fifteen SW: 188 <BR> LW: 175.8 <BR> CW: 175.2 <BR> <BR> ~Still overeating a bit and not exercising regularly. Haven't been tracking either. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:51:11 EST Week Fourteen SW: 188 <BR> LW: 174.2 <BR> CW: 175.8 <BR> <BR> ~Going in the wrong direction again! Grrrrrr! I have been eating more than I should, so I am really not surprised, but still.... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:06:08 EST 2012 Week Thirteen/Month Three WEEK 13: <BR> <BR> LW: 175.4 <BR> CW: 174.2 <BR> <BR> ~Again, workouts need to be stepped up. I bought a zumba game for the 360 this weekend, so my goal is to do either the gym, a video, or a workout game at least three times a week. <BR> <BR> --*--*--*~*--*--*--*~*--*--*--*~*--*-- <BR> <BR> MONTH 3: <BR> <BR> SW: 188 <BR> LW: 176.8 <BR> CW: 174.2 <BR> <BR> ~Lost 2.6 lbs <BR> ~Down 3 inches <BR> <BR> TOTAL: <BR> ~Lost 13.8 lbs <BR> ~Down 13 inches Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:02:38 EST 2012 Week Twelve SW: 188 <BR> LW: 176.8 <BR> CW: 175.4 <BR> <BR> ~Down 1.4 lbs this week. I'll take it! Especially since I didn't track at all this week, and I am pretty sure that I was over calories a couple of days and didn't do as well as I normally do with water intake. And, I didn't get to the gym at all this week. I did have two hours of dog training classes this weekend though and did some heavy cleaning this week, so I did get some exercise in. <BR> <BR> ~If you read my last blog, you saw that t... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:10:56 EST Another Year Has Gone By.... And it still hasn't gotten much easier... <BR> <BR> March 20th was the five year anniversary of my niece's death. This has been an extremely difficult week for me. Many tears have been shed. I miss her so very much. <BR> I guess it hasn't helped that I haven't been able to see her brother and sister for over a year either. Their mother is being a total jerk and not returning phone calls, fb messages, emails, etc. My Mom and I ran into them briefly while shopping one day and I gave the... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:04:59 EST 2012 Week Eleven SW: 188 <BR> LW: 179.8 <BR> CW: 176.8 <BR> <BR> ~Well, I lost almost all the weight that I unexpectedly put on last week. <BR> <BR> ~Kinda in a little funk right now, but trying really hard to work through it. <BR> <BR> ~As usual, the gym didn't really happen this week. I made it once, but we were out of town Friday through early Monday. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:07:03 EST 2012 Week Ten SW: 188 <BR> LW: 176 <BR> CW: 179.8 <BR> <BR> ~Ugh! I GAINED ALMOST FOUR POUNDS! WTH?! <BR> <BR> ~I did go over calories three days this week, but I was really not expecting a gain, especially NOT over three pounds. Wowza... Really hoping that it is just from excess sodium intake this past week and that it comes off easily. <BR> <BR> ~Could the gain be because I have not been eating regularly? There were a couple days this week where I only ate 3 times a day. Sometimes eating a large ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:02:30 EST 2012 Week Nine SW: 188 <BR> LW: 177.6 <BR> CW: 176 <BR> <BR> ~I did well tracking the whole week and got all my water in. Was under a couple days and over a couple days, but not by more than 200 calories. <BR> <BR> ~I guess I need to face the fact that I need some backup workouts that I can do at home when I can't make it to the gym. Again, I only made it once this week. <BR> <BR> ~Although I am doing good with losing weight, I am not reaching my goal of 1.5 lbs/wk, which I think should be very attaina... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:23:55 EST 2012 Month Two Results SW (1/1/12): 188 <BR> LW (2/1/12): 182.4 <BR> CW (3/1/12): 176.8 <BR> <BR> Month Two: <BR> ~Lost 5.6 lbs <BR> ~Lost 5.25 inches <BR> <BR> TOTAL: <BR> ~Lost 11.2 lbs <BR> ~Lost 10 inches Fri, 2 Mar 2012 09:43:48 EST 2012 Week Eight SW: 188 <BR> LW: 179.4 <BR> CW: 177.6 <BR> <BR> Differential: -1863 <BR> <BR> ~I tracked! YAY! Did well with getting my water in and only went over calories one day. <BR> <BR> ~Again, I only made it to the gym once this week. I did do some deep cleaning that same day, which worked up a sweat, so that was like two good workouts in one day! LOL! <BR> <BR> ~I want to get to the gym at least 3 times this week. A friend and I are going to walk on our lunch break between classes on Tuesdays... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:51:44 EST 2012 Week Seven SW: 188 <BR> LW: 180.2 <BR> CW: 179.4 <BR> <BR> ~Again, I have not been tracking...ugh! <BR> ~I have been doing GREAT with my water, which I am super proud of, but I need to be more consistent with other aspects of this "healthier" lifestyle. <BR> ~Only made it to the gym once this week....again, ugh! <BR> ~Just feeling really blah this week which I am thinking is a result of TOM. <BR> <BR> **Hoping to be at 178 or below next weigh in** Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:56:26 EST 2012 Week 6 SW: 188 <BR> LW: 181.8 <BR> CW: 180.2 <BR> <BR> ~Yay for losing some weight! <BR> <BR> ~Need to step up gym time. I only went one? time this week.... <BR> <BR> ~Didn't track calories consumed. <BR> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:44:53 EST 2012 Week Five SW: 188 <BR> LW: 182.4 <BR> CW: 181.8 <BR> <BR> ~Did ok this week with food. I was sick on Wednesday, so I only had about 600 calories that day. <BR> <BR> ~Did ok with exercise as well. With school starting back up, I need to find a good time to go to the gym. I had intentions of going Monday and Wednesday, but Hubby's plans come before mine, as usual....GRRRR! I think I am going to get up at 6 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in order to hit the gym. I already get up at 6 on Tuesda... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:11:41 EST 2012 Week Four/Month One WEEK FOUR: <BR> SW: 188 <BR> LW: 185.2 <BR> CW: 182.4 <BR> <BR> Differential: -4200 <BR> <BR> ~Did great with food this week. Got at least 12 (8 oz) cups of water in each day. <BR> <BR> ~Did pretty well with working out as well. I got to the gym a couple of times and went bowling one night. <BR> <BR> MONTH ONE: <BR> <BR> ~Lost 5.6 lbs! Goal for the month was to lose 6 lbs, so I came close. YAY! <BR> <BR> ~Lost 4.75 inches. 3 of those were in my waist. WooHoo! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:50:44 EST 2012~ Week Three SW: 188 <BR> LW: 184.8 <BR> CW: 185.2 <BR> <BR> Differential: Not totally sure since I was out of town last weekend and missed a day of tracking. <BR> <BR> ~Haven't really done bad this week. Actually, I thought I did pretty well with going to the gym twice and spending two days doing above the norm housework. My calorie intake was pretty consistent for the days that I did track and I was only over two days, one of which was only by 150 calories or so. <BR> <BR> ~I will take my measureme... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:19:07 EST January 18th Blog ~I joined Planet Fitness last night. I am really excited that I have a place to workout now! Went today to get my membership card and was going to do my first workout, but I wasn't processed in their system yet and the few errands that I had to run before I went to the gym took longer than I had anticipated, so I didn't have time to workout. <BR> <BR> ~Even though I didn't workout at the gym, I did come home and took the dog for a quick jog as soon as I got home. Very proud of myself for ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:03:41 EST 2012 Week Two SW: 188 <BR> LW: 186 <BR> CW: 184.8 <BR> <BR> Differential: No idea. Was out of town for the weekend and didn't get a chance to track anything. <BR> <BR> ~Overall, I am not happy with my lack of effort this week. I am happy that I am down a bit, but I weighed in a few days late. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:59:49 EST 2012 Week One SW: 188 <BR> CW: 186 <BR> <BR> Differential: -1939 <BR> <BR> ~Calorie intake was all over this week. One day of being 300 calories under and one day of being double. Yikes! <BR> <BR> ~The weather has been all over the place as well. It was COLD and windy a few days and in the 60's a couple days as well. Unfortunately, I only got out to take a nice walk one day this week and hubby had to work both nice days when I really would have loved to go for a long walk. <BR> <BR> ~I also took my... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:15:15 EST Week 18 SW: 185.2 <BR> LW: 182.4 <BR> CW: 182 <BR> <BR> Differential: -2912 <BR> <BR> ~Nutrition~ Did ok. I was actually over 3 days this week, but I wasn't way over. Did great with water intake. <BR> ~Fitness~ I stepped it up! Still not where I want to be, but doing better. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:02:22 EST Week 17 WEEK 17 <BR> <BR> SW: 185.2 <BR> LW: 184.4 <BR> CW: 182.4 <BR> <BR> Differential: -678 <BR> ***Not totally sure about the differential as I didn't track calories in or out for two of the days this past week, so I just guessed.*** <BR> <BR> ~Yay! I lost almost two pounds this week! <BR> <BR> ~Nutrition~ I was over calories about half the days this week. <BR> <BR> ~Fitness~ Still need to step it up a bit, but I am doing better. Those 10/15 minute walks add up. Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:07:06 EST Week 16 WEEK 16 <BR> <BR> SW: 185.2 <BR> LW: 184.4 <BR> CW: 184.4 <BR> <BR> ~So, I have been doing crappy the last month or so. I have been up to 186 lbs and down to 181.2 lbs. <BR> <BR> ~Time to get down to business! I really do pretty well for the most part until dinner time and then I BLOW IT! <em>198</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> ~I got myself a HR monitor and am planning on using it while working out to see what I am burning. That means I have to work out, which, as usual, isn't going so... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 19:14:11 EST Week Nine WEEK NINE <BR> <BR> SW: 185.2 <BR> LW: 185.2 <BR> CW: 184.4 <BR> <BR> ~Lost a little, but it has also been a week and a half since my last weigh in. I decided to change my weigh in day to Friday instead of Tuesday. Not sure why really... Anyhow, it was pretty much a bad week as far as eating goes. I have been soo hungry! Sat, 25 Jun 2011 23:33:48 EST Week Eight WEEK EIGHT <BR> <BR> SW: 185.2 <BR> LW: 181.0 <BR> CW: 185.2 <BR> <BR> ~So I gained weight....NOT good. I have been eating like crap the last couple of weeks and it shows. I am pretty sure most of it is water weight, but that doesn't mean that it will come off as easily as I want it to. <BR> <BR> ~So discouraged, upset, and frustrated! Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:57:37 EST Week Six WEEK SIX <BR> <BR> SW: 185.2 <BR> LW: 182.4 <BR> CW: 181.0 <BR> <BR> ~WooooHoooo! Down 1.4 lbs this week! Granted, I weighed in two days late since I wasn't around for weigh in day.~ <BR> <BR> ~We left on Friday morning to go to Ocean City for the holiday weekend to see my in-laws and some friends we haven't seen for a while and didn't return til Tuesday evening. Obviously, all that outside activity was great and worked well for me! It was very hot and humid this whole week and we were... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:03:57 EST Week Five WEEK FIVE <BR> <BR> SW: 185.2 <BR> LW: 183 <BR> CW: 182.4 <BR> <BR> Differential: -621 <BR> ~Down .6 lbs from last week. <BR> <BR> ~Nutrition~ <BR> --Tracked very well this whole week. I was over my calories by around 500 calories three days this week. <BR> --Did well with water intake. <BR> <BR> ~Fitness~ <BR> --Got a good amount of exercise in over the weekend since we were out enjoying the sun and walked my MIL's dog at least once a day. I would really like to get a bodybugg or s... Tue, 24 May 2011 23:41:00 EST