TAMUTPOT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TAMUTPOT TAMUTPOT'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/ My goals for the next month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501374 I can't believe that it has been 4 months since my last blog. I have been giving myself excuse after excuse to not eat healthy and workout. I'm not going to go into them all, because I don't even want to acknowledge them at this point. So, here are my goals for the next month. <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 1.5 pounds per week, for a total of 6 pounds. <BR> 2. Go to the gym 4 times a week <BR> 3. Do strength training at home 5 times per week <BR> 4. Take lunch to work every day. <BR> 5. Read every n... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:23:04 EST ACL Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373515 I had my surgery yesterday and I am now laying in bed on the CPM Machine. If you don't know what this is, it is a machine that moves your leg for you so you don't put any pressure on it. <BR> <BR> I haven't been in much pain yet. The anesthesiologist gave me a nerve block before I woke up from surgery and I am pretty sure it hasn't worn off yet. But, I have been taking my pain pills every 4 hours on the hour just in case it does wear off. <BR> <BR> I am learning how to use crutches,... Fri, 31 May 2013 10:27:52 EST Torn ACL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346252 So I went back to the doctor at the end of May to get my knee checked out. My doctor said that I just needed to give it a little more time to heal. I decided to start doing some low impact exercises to atleast get some workouts in. I started soing workouts on the recumbant bike and it was making my knee feel worse. I finally decided to go back in and let the doctor know that my knee was still buckling on me and it was not getting any better and he sent me for an MRI. The results came bac... Sun, 5 May 2013 12:45:59 EST 10 months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304423 So it's been about 10 months since my last blog and overall I have lost about 20 pounds which I am ok with since that includes some periods of gaining some weight back. A lot of things have happened. I finished up the schools that I was working on and I got moved to our main office which is a lot closer to my house. I started paying volleyball and ended up staining my knee pretty badly. I am going back to the doctor next week to get it looked at. My little sister had a baby and so I now ... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:53:22 EST The week in review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908723 So, I did workout Sunday. I went to 24 Hour Fitness and did the Turbo Kick class. <em>216</em> It was great, but I think I overdid it a little. I drank my protein drink after it was over and went home. I sat down on the couch and suddenly felt really sick. I don't know if it was a combination of not drinking enough water (I drank about 60 ounces during the class so I don't see how that could be it) or maybe I needed some more food, but I felt nauseous, I was shaking and my head felt l... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 12:33:04 EST Maybe I'm Back???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899025 Well, I will start off by saying that I feel amazing, even though I am working today. I worked out yesterday, mainly because I had a half day at work and was laying on the couch at home and decided to get my butt up and move. But regardless, I went to the gym. And today, even though I am working, I did Coach Nicole's 15-Minute Desk Workout ( <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=633 </link> ) that is on the website. I will say, I thought it would be a pretty easy ... Sat, 26 May 2012 15:50:19 EST It's been a long time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888686 I've been through a lot since Christmas. In the midst of everything I have stopped taking care of myself. I have put everyone else before my own happiness and health. My mom, my sister, my aunts and uncles, my boyfriend, his mom, his neice and nephew. Every time that I think I'm going to get back on track, someone starts to pull at me and takes up my time. I can't seem to get back into the gym, no matter what I try. I keep my gym bag in my truck and all I end up with is melted deoderant... Sat, 19 May 2012 15:14:02 EST Christmas killed me but I'm better now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646211 Christmas was really bad for my weight. I gained back 4 pounds...in 2 days! But, This week I got back on my schedule and I've lost almost 2 pounds since the 27th. I went to the gym on Tuesday and did the Turbo Kick class at 24 hour fitness on Wednesday. I skipped Thursday and Friday, but I am about to head to the gym again. I think 3 times a week is good for getting back on the wagon. I also joined the January Jumpstart Workout Challenge and I will be starting tomorrow. Hopefully this ... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:24:11 EST I'm finally on the right track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4613234 So, I went to the gym 5 times in the past 7 days. And, I lost 1.8 pounds as of yesterday. And that was with 2 days of eating badly. But now I am sick. I think it's just a cold and I'm not coughing at all. I just have a runny nose. I think I'm going to go to the gym and just walk today, since it's too cold to walk outside. I guess things are looking up. Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:58:26 EST I made it through Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599075 Thanksgiving was different for me this year. I didn't spend it with my family. Instead I cooked my own dinner and had my boyfriend's family over. It was a lot of fun, but I couldn't believe how much effort I had to put in to make the dinner. Now, I didn't make simple dishes, and this was the first time I have ever cooked a turkey, but it took me a good 6 hours (plus prep time and desserts the night before) to get everything ready. We sat around the table and ate and then played Wii for a... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:06:57 EST Trying to get back to where I know I need to be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4591425 So, it's been 3 months to the day since my last blog. That's sad for me. I have had a rocky 3 months and have made a lot of changes in my life. I wont go into details, but my boyfriend lost his job, so we have had some money problems, I have had a falling out with some members of my family and have been struggling with some depression because of these things and some other things that have been going on. <BR> <BR> I never thought I was an emotional eater. Why? Because when I'm sad or ... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 14:36:37 EST Back on track...somewhat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4435780 So this week has gone pretty well for me in regards to making it to the gym. I went Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and today. So that's 4 times in 7 days. I'm pretty proud of myself. <BR> <BR> My next step is to eat better. I still cannot seem to make myself want to cook anymore. I used to love it and now I just don't want to take the time to do it. But, I fixed my workout problem so I'm gonna fix this one too. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 23:28:40 EST I miss working out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4424972 I went to the gym this morning, FINALLY! I never realize how much I miss it until I go again. I went to the hip hop class and it was so much fun. I am definitely going again tomorrow morning to the 24 hour fitness that is close to my house. <BR> <BR> For most people it takes more effort to get to the gym on the weekends. Not me, the weekends are easy. It's the weekdays that give me headaches. I want to go, but just can't get myself up in the morning or I am too beat by the time I get... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 17:40:51 EST Goal Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4396094 So, I've been doing ok with the gym, but it could be better. I've made it to the gym atleast once a week, sometimes twice. I haven't blogged at all, I haven't taken lunch to work and I haven't taken as much time for me as I need. WHY? Well, I blame work. I live over an hour away from my new jobsite so I leave home at 6 am and usually do not get back until around 6:30 or 7 pm. By then, I'm ready to eat and go to sleep. So, I left home the other morning at 4:30 and went to the gym, show... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:37:17 EST Are you creating your own life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4258351 I was reading through a few days of Sparkpeople emails today and ran across one of the Healthy Reflections one's that really kind of made me think. The reflection was titled "Are you creating your own life" The first few lines read: <BR> <BR> Take a moment to look at the circumstances of your world. Is it what you want to see? What could you do differently to take one step closer to your ideal vision? <BR> <BR> So I started thinking about just that. I have been really stressed lately be... Thu, 26 May 2011 18:25:46 EST Jumpstart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4161783 Hello everyone. I've been a really bad girl again. I haven't worked out in a whole month. I feel like crap. Not just because of the guilt either. I actually feel like crap. I'm tired all the time, I can barely wake up in the morning and I have no desire to eat well. So, desperate times call for desperate measures right??? <BR> <BR> I get emails from this thing called living social. It's basically a website that sends you local deals everyday. Well, back in December I bought a vouch... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:51:09 EST I am in Texas, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3989886 So, it snowed all night last night and just stopped here about 30 minutes ago. Don't get me wrong, I love the view out my windows and I like the fact that I don't have to go to work, but I am so tired of sitting at home. I worked on Monday and Thursday. Otherwise we have been closed. <BR> <BR> I worked out on my Wii for about an hour on Wednesday. I did 35 minutes on the Wii fit and then another 20 on the EA active. I planned on just doing the Wii Fit, but I got so tired of sitting on... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:32:00 EST Back at it... FINALLY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3952726 I got sick again since my last post. I had tonsilitis or something with nasty white spots on my tonsils, but it wasn't strep. But, I am finally feeling better. Hopefully this will be the end of my tonsil problems. I was told that I should just get them out. I haven't decided if that is really what I want to do. I guess if I get sick one more time I will probably be ready for it. <BR> <BR> I've been to the 24 hour fitness a few times in the past 2 weeks and finally went and met up wit... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:41:04 EST Sick Again??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3902116 So I am sick again. I have been on and off antibiotics for 3 months now. Everytime I try and get back in the gym I get sick. But, I will get through it and start over as soon as I can. This time it is a sinus infection and bronchitis. Yes, I have both. That has been the story of my life lately. <BR> <BR> So the new guy (I guess he's not really new anymore) is doing well. Our relationship is great and I am enjoying every minute of it. He brought me dinner last night, which I was very... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 23:03:44 EST The new guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3781000 EVAMATHENA asked for more information about my new guy, so here it goes. <BR> <BR> I met him online, I know it's crazy. But, I just don't have any time to meet guys anywhere else. I don't like trying to meet guys in bars or clubs, because we all know what they are looking for, and that's definitely NOT what I am after. I eventually gave him my phone number and we started texting eachother. The first thing that really attracted me to him was that he kept me laughing. I don't care what an... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 09:40:13 EST Heart Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3779235 I have strep throat so I took the day off of work. I am sitting on my couch and catching up on all of my Sparkpeople emails. I ran across an article about women and heart disease. As some of you may have read, my grandmother passed away about a month ago. When she was admitted to the hospital, we did not know what was going on. We had no clue that she was actuallly having a heart attack. So, I feel like I should post this part of the article. <BR> <BR> The Heart of a Woman <BR> Heart D... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:30:42 EST I'm back for the umpteenth time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3758213 So just as I have said each time I come back, things have been crazy. It all started with my job picking back up and me getting another stomach virus. They always knock me on my butt for a while. I was going through a bit of a depression. Not anything too bad. I just was not happy with any part of my life. I was lonely and didn't know how I was going to ever find someone. I was starting to actually think about having to spend the rest of my life alone. Then my grandmother got put in t... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 22:49:59 EST ABC's of Carolyn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3626744 A - Age: 27 <BR> B - Bed size: Full <BR> C - Chore you hate: Ironing, I don't even own an iron <BR> D - Date of Birth: November 4th <BR> E - Essential start your day item: A latte from my espresso maker. I don't know how I survived before I bought it. <BR> F - Favorite color: Purple <BR> G - Gold or Silver: Silver. The only gold piece of jewelry I have is my aggie ring <BR> H - Height: 5'0" <BR> I - Instruments you play: Clarinet. I haven't played in a while but I was really good when ... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 23:45:16 EST Today was a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3613388 Why? Because I relaxed AND I was productive. I woke up early this morning, without an alarm. I don't get to do that very often so it was very nice. I had oatmeal, toast and a banana for breakfast, oh and my coffee of course. I sat around for a while and looked at stuff on the computer and got bored so I started cleaning. Now for me to start cleaning I have to be VERY bored. I washed some clothes, cleaned off counters and unpacked a few boxes. Yes, I moved 6 months ago and I am still n... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 23:38:09 EST Yay! I am back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3609268 Ok, so after my month off from my workouts I have gotten back into my 5 workouts per week routine. Well, I did 5 workouts this past week so I just have to keep going. Now, I have to start working on my nutrition. I find that when I get really busy, I don't pay as much attention to what I eat. Not that I fell off the wagon completely. I am still not eating a lot of sugar or junk food, I just stopped eating as much fruits and veggies. So, I'm aiming for 1 serving of fruit in the morning a... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 15:37:43 EST School Starts on Monday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3559846 I don't have kids and I am not a teacher or an administrator, so why does this matter to me? I have been working on school renovations all summer and as funny as it sounds this will be a big break for me. Our contractors will start working nights and I can start catching up on all of the paperwork that I have not been able to complete over the past month. <BR> <BR> On paper, this has not been the greatest month for me. I haven't blogged in the last 30 days, and I think I have only worke... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 12:09:42 EST Another Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3445703 This weekend was not nearly as bad, but it was still busy. I play softball on a company team and we had a tournament on Saturday morning. I had to be there at 7:30 am and we weren't done until 1:00 pm. In that time we played 3 games and I was the catcher for all 3. My legs were killing me when I woke up this morning. Oh, and my shoulder isn't feeling great either. <BR> <BR> When I woke up I went to the store and bought some groceries for my little cousin's (delayed) graduation party.... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 01:10:05 EST A weekend away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3419048 So this weekend I am in Houston. My little sister is bowling in the state tournament this weekend and I brought her, her friend and her friend's little sister. It's so great to know that my little sister has such great friends. And when I say that I don't just mean that they are great friends to her, but they are good kids (she's 16 so I guess they're not really kids). We drove down on Friday night and they bowled today at 12:30. Their league director ordered pizza for them for dinner an... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:51:58 EST Starting over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3380950 I joined this site in November of last year, so I have been a member for about 8 months. I have let a number of things get me off track throughout that time period, so I have started over a lot. My favorite excuse happens to be that I don't have time. I was lying on my aunt's couch last night watching a movie thinking just that. I was telling myself that my life has been so crazy lately that I haven't had time to workout. And then I realized, I'VE BEEN SITTING ON THE COUCH FOR 2 HOURS DO... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:58:11 EST An Interesting Piece of Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3315846 I was watching TV tonight with my uncle and we were talking about my mom (his sister). He told me that she was very sick as a child (which I knew) and that she was lucky to have lived through childhood. They never were very close even though they were only 10 months apart. My grandmother always babied her and because of this I think my uncle had a little resentment towards her. This of course went away as they got older. <BR> <BR> Anyway, we got onto the subject of me and my little sis... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 00:27:41 EST Perfect Guy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3278724 I got into a discussion with my aunt today about making a list of all of the things I want in a guy. I told her that every time I get out of a relationship I end up adding more requirements to my list. She responded by saying that I am never going to find "that" guy. I ended up getting really mad at her, which I shouldn't have done. But, everyone keeps telling me that same thing and I am not stupid. I know that there is no "perfect" guy. But, I would like to think that I can find one th... Sat, 29 May 2010 00:24:00 EST New Haircut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3259532 I finally gave myself something for my weight loss. I got new haircut and red highlights. it was expensive, but it was definitely worth it. There's a picture on my profile if you want to see. <BR> <BR> I actually put my new swimsuit on and got in the pool yesterday. I've never felt so proud of my body. I used to be so self conscious. I would wear a tshirt over my bathing suit all the time. And now, I can fit into a 14!!! It's the best feeling I have ever had. <BR> <BR> Today is... Sun, 23 May 2010 13:26:25 EST Emotion vs. Logic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3224322 So with all the things that have been happening I have been pretty stressed. <BR> <BR> Thankfully my grandfather is better and back at home and my grandmother is out of the hospital and she is slowly improving also. Thanks to everyone on here for their concern and prayers. <BR> <BR> But I still have a problem with my boyfriend. He hasn't talked to me at all for 10 days. It's kind of a weird situation and I can't make any sense of it. I work in construction and everyone tells me tha... Thu, 13 May 2010 00:30:08 EST Problems and Church http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3191742 So this past week was supposed to be awesome. I was supposed to go and see my amazing boyfriend and things were going to be perfect. Wow, again I was oh so wrong. Things were totally different. I wont get into details, but things are going downhill fast. I am trying my best to stay positive and give him time and all that crap that everyone says you should do, but I don't know how much longer I can do it. <BR> <BR> Ok, so not only did my grandmother get put back in the hospital on Frida... Mon, 3 May 2010 23:50:08 EST YAY for the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3156001 I love my Saturdays. They are just about the only time that I have to relax anymore. <BR> <BR> I'm still busy. I thought that things would eventually calm down when I moved to Dallas. Boy, was I completely wrong. <BR> <BR> But, I've been busy in a good way. I have been working out and eating well. My best friend and her fiance just moved here and he's a chef <em>334</em> . He's a great cook as you can imagine. And she has started working out with me, so I now have a workout buddy... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:26:10 EST Baseball Season Has Begun!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3101749 Ok, so it's been about a month since I've written AGAIN. Things have just been really crazy. Right after my last entry I went to visit my grandmother and something was obviously wrong. She was very disoriented, she couldn't walk by herself and she had apparently fallen many times because she had multiple bruises on her arms. I tried to get her to let me take her to the hospital but she just kept telling me she was fine and to leave her alone. Well, at this point I decided to call in for ... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:45:08 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3000262 Ok, so a lot has been going on. <BR> <BR> I ordered my bridesmaid dress 2 months ago and I ordered it 1 size too small. My aunt told me to order it 2 sizes smaller, but I didn't listen of course. I picked it up yesterday and tried it on and it fit perfectly! This was great news until I started thinking about the situation. My friend's wedding was originally scheduled for June, but now she has moved it to next January. I was told that they can alter a dress down 2 sizes. This makes me... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:32:38 EST Stomach Virus??? Seriously??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2904171 So, I'm a little sick today. And by a little I mean a lot. I haven't been sick in a while so this is kicking my butt. Now, I can handle headaches, congestion, allergies, asthma and pretty much anything else. But this stomach crap is horrible. Last time I had this I got really dehydrated and they put me on an IV at my doctor's office. Hopefully it doesn't get that bad. I always end up getting sick when I don't get enough sleep and rest. You would think that I would have learned from my... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 01:42:48 EST Snow Snow and More Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2872472 It snowed all day in the Dallas area. My office closed at 3 PM and we're closed all day tomorrow. Every school district anywhere near the area is closed too. And it's still snowing and it's not supposed to stop till after midnight. We're close to 10" already. This is some crazy stuff for Texas. The ground is so pretty and the sky was beautiful all day, but it is soooooo cold. I almost wish I was back in San Antonio where it was just raining all day. All the snow that is on the ground ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:23:26 EST Cowtown 5K registration is complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2859110 I finally registered for the 5K last night. I'm pretty excited but I'm also pretty nervous. I participated about 6 years ago, and I pretty much walked the entire thing so this will be much different. I have 3 more weeks to get ready for it. Hopefully I can get a little further in the program before that day. <BR> <BR> I completed W5D1 tonight. I was really dreading it and it was REALLY hard, but I made it. I don't even want to look at the program for W5D2. I'll wait to look until I ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 23:37:01 EST W4D2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2842966 W4D2 is done! <BR> <BR> I went to the Bally's that is on my way home from work today. The staff was really awesome. It was a lot smaller place than the one in San Antonio and it was very crowded. I'm not used to that because I usually do not go RIGHT after work. But, it was nice. I got my workout in and it was actually pretty easy. I'm not sure why, but I am not complaining at all. I think I will finish week 4 on Saturday or Sunday. I don't even want to look at week 5 yet. <BR> <B... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 23:52:01 EST The Move is Over!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2833459 I am finally moved in. I still have a few boxes to unpack, but it is mostly done. <BR> <BR> My moving experience was frustrating to say the least. My moving company gave me a window of 11 am to 1 pm on Friday for when they would be at my apartment to start loading my stuff. I won't get into all of the details, but they did not arrive at my apartment until 6 PM!! I was not happy especially since I had a cleaning crew scheduled to arrive at 3:30. So, I got charged for an extra 2 hours sin... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 23:30:26 EST Week 3 Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2789445 I completed W3D3 last night. When I came home I looked at week 4 and there's a lot more jogging. There are 5 minute intervals!!! But, I'm going to try it and if I have to repeat week 3, I will. <BR> <BR> I got my kitchen packed up last night. I don't have many cabinets, so I was amazed at how much stuff I actually have. I left one pan out and a few spoons so I am going to attempt to cook here for the next few days. We'll see how that goes. <BR> <BR> As I posted in my last blog I ... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:55:04 EST W3D2 Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2779890 Another day down! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> ANNIE_1015 asked me on my last blog if I felt any different. I definitely have more energy and my asthma is better by leaps and bounds, so I'm really psyched about that. My waist has slimmed down and my face looks slimmer also. The best part is that my clothes are gradually getting more and more baggy. I am just amazed that I am jogging for 3 minutes at a time. I used to not even make it 30 seconds! And, I am actually enjoying it! I feel so ... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:59:50 EST W3D1 Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2775306 I did W3D1 of the C25K last night. It was really hard and I definitely had to push myself. I found out that if I concentrate on something other than the timer on the treadmill I don't get tired as quickly. That is so strange to me. While I jogged I watched the basketball game that they had on the tv at the gym. As long as they have some type of sport on I think I will be okay. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to pack. I have a lot of stuff. I have thrown a lot away and I still have a lot... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:49:00 EST I found an apartment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2760104 After 2 days of apartment hunting I walked into one and just knew that it was my new apartment. I went and put in my application last night. All I have to do is fax in my check stubs and give them the fax number for my office in Dallas. I am really happy that I found a place. I was starting to get worried when I looked at 10 places and I didn't really like any of them. This apartment has a really big kitchen, a big bathroom and a HUGE living room. It's a one bedroom with 820 square fee... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 01:22:29 EST Ready for a long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2747376 My work week is effectively over. I still have to check emails and keep up with phone calls tomorrow. But, that's better than being at the jobsite. I am meeting the apartment locator tomorrow morning to look at about 7 different places. Hopefully I actually like one of them. This is pretty much the only time I am going to have to look. I want a pretty good size kitchen so I actually will want to cook. Hopefully I find one. <BR> <BR> I completed W2D2 of the couch to 5K progam on Tuesda... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:36:55 EST I am so proud of ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2726633 Yes, I am going to blow my own horn for a minute. I finished the first week of the couch to 5K program yesterday. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I even started week 2 today. I know I'm not supposed to do them 2 days in a row, but I am going to be in a hotel until Thursday, and last time the treadmills were both broken. So, I didn't want to chance not getting all 3 in this week. The workout was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I was huffing and puffing pretty good, but I was ... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 23:52:00 EST It's COOOOOOLD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2712755 I live in south texas, so this weather sucks. I know it's worse in other places, but it is 30 degrees with a wind chill of 19 and it's gonna get worse! I would much rather it be 100 degrees. I think the main reason I hate this weather is I don't have clothes that are warm enough. I layer as much as I can. Today I wore a cami, tshirt, long sleeve button up shirt, a sweathshirt and my jacket. I was still cold! I know, I know, I am a big baby. I'll make it through. Since it's going to b... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:55:10 EST Long Day and Foot Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2707361 Around 2 today my foot started hurting really bad. I've never had this kind of pain before. It's on the top of my foot and it's very painful when I step certain ways, but it's not consistent. I talked to my uncle and he seems to think that it's because I used the stairclimber yesterday. I don't know if I believe that. In spite of the pain, I bowled tonight. Surprisingly my foot actually feels a little better than it did earlier today. <BR> <BR> Today was very busy. I had owner train... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:55:03 EST