TANIST's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TANIST TANIST'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/ Kind of discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1138972 I worked really hard this last week and I didn't lose crap! I kept my calories between 1250-1550, I worked out Tuesday-Friday and twice on Thursday. I drank Jillian's water release drink - about 96-122 oz of water a day. Sunday we went to dinner as a family for Thaison's birthday and Monday Thaison and I went to dinner together and I ate way too much. But the rest of the week I was perfect, I was 209.7 yesterday. I don't know if that means I was 212-215 after all the eating on Sunday and... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 10:03:36 EST 30 day shred - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1106704 I got Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred on Thursday. I couldn't find my smaller weights so I started doing the level 1 workout with 10 lb weights - OMG!!!! I made it for 6 minutes and stopped. We bought some 3 lb and 5 lb weights and I did the whole workout yesterday. Not an easy workout. Some of the things I didn't do them all, especially the jumping jacks and jump rope, they hurt my ankle, but I did keep moving the whole time. After that I did some weeding, so I burned a ton of calories ... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 14:02:34 EST Streak 2 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=945376 I didn't do the last streak because I got sick, so now I'm starting again. I haven't been to the gym in a week, so I'm looking forward to getting back there today. I'm going to try to do couch to 5k week 1 day 1 again today and see if I can get through week 1 this week. My goals for this week are to get through Week 1 of the couch to 5 K and do the Arc trainer for 10 minutes each day, upping to 15 minutes on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Monday - C25K - 30 min - 90 cal <BR> Arc -... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 12:42:04 EST Streak #2 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=923867 This weekend I went off my streak. I'm ok with that because I did a 7 day exercise streak and a 4 day food streak. That's better than a 1 day streak. I also lost 5.1 lbs during this streak. I'm actually really excited and proud of myself. The only reason I went off the streak was because it was TOM and I had such bad cramps I didn't even get out of bed Saturday, and I went over my calories by 20 on Friday because of some ice cream and chocolate. But I did fine the rest of the weekend fo... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 12:36:53 EST Streak Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=915225 I'm still going strong on my streak. I'm on Day 8 of the exercise streak and day 5 of the food streak. Last night I actually had to find things to eat to get up to my calories. I ended up having a glass of ff milk. I figured that was a good healthy choice. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I think my body decidded it was exhausted from 7 days straight of working out hard. I went to the gym and was going to do my couch 2 5k program, ended up only doing 15 minutes of it and then went to the weights. ... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 13:24:02 EST Starting to Feel Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=904778 Today starts Day 5 of my exercise streak and day 2 of my food streak. I'm feeling really good about it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I kept trying to talk myself out of going to the gym. I told myself "I can start both the food and exercise streak tomorrow" but I then decided if I did that I would be disappointed in myself so I got my butt to the gym. Originally my plan (before trying to talk myself out of it) was to do Week 1, Day 1 of the couch to 5K, but as I was heading into the gym I though I... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 11:50:50 EST 10 day Streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=900902 Last year at this time I was just focusing on 10 day exercise streaks and I was doing really well. I felt great about myself because I was acomplishing my goal. <BR> I've decided that I need to focus on 10 day streaks again. Right now I'm working on a 10-day exercise streak and I'm starting a 10-day food streak today. Once I have done 10 days of each I will take a day off. A day to eat whatever - within reason, and a day to just rest. <BR> <BR> My 10-day exercise streak started on Fr... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 11:50:02 EST Just another day in paradise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=895421 I've been working pretty had and making pretty good choices for the most part. I have actually seen 218 on the scale. I'm pretty happy about that, but with weight fluctuations I'm still seeing 220 also. I can't wait to never see 220 again! <BR> <BR> I've been going to the gym as often as I can, trying for 4 days a week, but I'm starting to think I need more than that just for my own sanity. <BR> <BR> I went to the dr yesterday because I have been feeling nauseous for the last 3 weeks and... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 18:50:55 EST End of Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=856932 This was a great week. I'm so proud of myself. I started the week at 229. The highest I have been since March. I am now back down to 223.5 and ready to lose from here. 5.5lbs in a week - yay!!! <BR> <BR> This week really wasn't that hard. I went to the gym 3 times and I ate within my calories just about every day and I only went over twice and not by much. Today I rewarded myself with a non-fat peppermint moch and it was so yummy. <BR> <BR> Today is day 1 of week 2. I plan on goin... Mon, 10 Dec 2007 16:34:28 EST Day 3 - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=852534 This week hasn't been too bad. I haven't been super hungry. I was within my calorie range yesterday and it wasn't that hard to do. Today I should be within calories again. Yay! <BR> <BR> Thaison and I went to the gym last night. We only worked out for 30 minutes, but I didn't want to kill him. (Ha - I blame him) I am going to the gym again tonight and then I think I will take the boys on Saturday and they can hang out in the pool. Maybe I will go Sunday too depending on what we have ... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 12:45:41 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=849866 Yesterday went really well. I'm very proud of myself. I only went over by 10 calories. I think that's pretty good considering how much I've been eating lately. (Too much!!!) I also drank more than 8 glasses of water, next week I will get back to my 10-12 glasses. <BR> <BR> Today I will most likely go over my calories because I have my workout and I know I will be starving. I brought an extra luna bar for after my workout if I can't make it all the way home without eating. <BR> <BR... Tue, 4 Dec 2007 12:46:58 EST Week 1 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=848688 Week 1 goals: <BR> under 1600 calories per day <BR> 64 ounces of water per day <BR> 40 minutes cardio - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday <BR> vitamins daily <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Weigh in - 229 lbs <BR> 1610 calories <BR> 64 oz water <BR> 00 cardio <BR> took vitamins <BR> <BR> Tuesday: <BR> 1737 calories <BR> 72 oz water <BR> 40 cardio <BR> took vitamins <BR> <BR> Wednesday: <BR> 1394 calories <BR> 64 oz water <BR> 30 cardio <BR> took vitamins <BR> <BR> Thursday: <BR> xxxx calories... Mon, 3 Dec 2007 15:02:04 EST Day 1 - again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=848680 Today is day 1 again. Actually my group started again on 11/14 - we are doing an 11/14-2/14 challenge. But with Thanksgiving and my brother's 21st b-day - today is my day 1. <BR> <BR> I gained 6 pounds from Thanksgiving and his b-day. I'm not too happy about that. But I sat down yesterday and made a menu for the week, went grocery shopping and got stuff for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner so I'm set. I joined the gym a couple weeks ago - and have worked out a weekly schedule so I wi... Mon, 3 Dec 2007 14:59:30 EST Motivation and commitment or lack of...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=656016 So, I just came to a realization because of a post from Gaye. I have made no progress on this challenge and if I don't get my butt in gear I'm going to be the same at the end that I was when we started. Gaye only has 7.5 lbs left to meet her goal for this challenge, I still have 20 lbs to go. It's time to re-commit and make this happen. <BR> <BR> I sent Gary a text today about a coach tote and matching purse that I want - I need a new tote for my laptop, so I thought that would be good. ... Mon, 16 Jul 2007 15:12:57 EST Super Hungry 2nd week of cycle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=646449 So, I've really been trying to pay attention to the things that happen during my cycle each month. I've been having some really painful periods so I'm going to see my gynocologist this month and I want to be able to tell her everything that's been going on. So, I've been keeping track of what's going on the week before my period, but I noticed that one week last month I was more hungry than usual, and now this week I'm more hungry than usual - so I looked back on the calendar and noticed th... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:17:53 EST Weekend Game Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=644466 ok, I need to come with a gameplan for the weekend. My first step is to figure out where my weakness or downfall is on the weekends. <BR> <BR> One big issue is exercise. I'm getting NONE! <BR> <BR> Options and Issues: <BR> <BR> 1. Walking outside: I used to walk everyday and that was great. The weather was beautiful and I wouldn't get bored halfway through because I'd have to keep walking until I got back home. The dogs loved it too because they were getting out of the house. <BR... Mon, 9 Jul 2007 14:07:37 EST Better Dayz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=644248 Yesterday wasn't a great eating day either. Not because I was down in the dumps though - just because I didn't make the best choices. <BR> <BR> I only worked for about an hour yesterday morning and I decided it wouldn't be a good idea for me to sit in my hotel all day. So I went to the mall cuz shopping is always good. I bought some new shoes, got a pedicure, had a bubble tea, and saw a movie. And ate nachos, a hot dog and got a cinnabon togo. I didn't realize how many calories a cinnab... Mon, 9 Jul 2007 12:19:15 EST Eating because I'm sad..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=641122 It's been so long since I've written on here. I totally went off track for a while, but I have been doing pretty good the last month or so. I have been traveling everyweek for work, and actually that has been good. I'm staying at a Residence Inn so I go grocery shopping as soon as I get here and just buy what I need for my meals and snacks - and I've been sticking to it. I've also been working out in the fitness room here, but it ends up that I'm only getting 3 days of exercise and I kno... Sat, 7 Jul 2007 11:57:50 EST 10 Day #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=452325 Today is the start of my next 10 day streak. I took 3 days of rest after the last one. Not so much that I needed that much rest, but more because I let other things be the priority. <BR> <BR> One thing I'm excited about though is that I'm finally out of the 230's. 240's are gone and now 230's are gone. I haven't seen 230 on the scale in over a week. I can't wait until the 220's are gone. I expect that to happen by my brithday (April 12th) - hopefully sooner though. <BR> <BR> 10 day ... Sun, 4 Mar 2007 13:39:22 EST 10 day #1 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=448129 I posted a blog the other day - but somehow it got lost before it actually posted. :( <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the last day on my 10 day #1 streak. I did so good, I'm so proud of myself. This week was a little hard to stay motivated, so I'm happy I get to rest today. I'm very happy to report that during my 10 days I lost 4.6 lbs and I am now lower than I have been in probably 2, maybe even 3 years. My goal was to get down to where I was before Christmas, which was 228 - and I passed it. ... Thu, 1 Mar 2007 10:42:05 EST 10 day restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=433442 ok, so my first 10 day streak lasted 6 days - but I'm proud of that because it's better than 5 days and I only took one day off and I'm back at it today. <BR> <BR> Day 1 - walked and did tae bo <BR> Day 2 - walked <BR> Day 3 - walked at the zoo and in the mall <BR> Day 4 - walked <BR> Day 5 - walked <BR> Day 6 - cleaned house and walked at the mall <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of my 10 day streak again and it's already started off strong. I walked for 66 minutes and I did 120 crunches ... Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:29:42 EST 10 Day Streak #1 - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=425320 Monday 2/12 was my day 1 of my first 10 day streak. <BR> <BR> Starting weight - 233.8 <BR> Goal for the first 10 days: <BR> Exercise everyday <BR> 100 oz of water daily <BR> <BR> I'm proud of myself, I did 10 minutes of my taebo dvd and walked for 38 minutes. I haven't been feeling that great since Saturday, but I didn't let that be my excuse for not starting. I know 10 minutes isn't much on my taebo but it's better than none - and I will work myself up to doing the whole thing soon. <... Tue, 13 Feb 2007 13:27:01 EST All or Nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=421314 I'm such an all or nothing kind of person. i really need to get out of that habbit. This last week was the week from hell. My grandpa past away, my explorer decided it wanted to break and is now in the shop, my puppy got stung by something and her whole snout was swollen and because I didn't have my explorer I had to take her to the vet in a taxi. It was crazy and I didn't do much in the way of my health. I took my vitamins a couple times, I walked a couple times - but more because I had... Sat, 10 Feb 2007 17:31:39 EST Monday Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=414662 Yesterday wasn't the best day - but I did reach some of my goals. :) I finally started my period on Sunday and it's one from hell! So, I haven't felt like doing much of anything, but I did do the following: <BR> <BR> My goals for Monday are: <BR> 1. Take my vitamins ------ complete <BR> 2. Drink 2 44 oz glasses of water. ------ drank over half <BR> 3. Take the dogs for a walk. --- didn't do <BR> 4. Use Ab Lounger ----- complete <BR> 5. Watch Tae Bo dvd for the first time ----- comp... Tue, 6 Feb 2007 11:11:00 EST Update..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=410349 Ok, so this week was almost a bust. I did go to costco and get a fresh fruit tray and a huge veggie tray for snacking, and I also found some really yummy sorbet's that are in between 50-90 calories each. I'm planning on just leaving the veggie tray out daily so whenever I go to the kitchen to snack - that's what I see so that's what I will eat. <BR> <BR> I've also had cramps and headaches this week. I think I'm getting ready to start my period. I wish it would just start already because... Sat, 3 Feb 2007 10:36:22 EST Day 2 of NOT doing anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=403799 It is so hard to get started again. I think it's almost that time of month and I have been feeling like crap the last couple days. I've had a headache, I've been tired and I've had cramps and all I want to do is eat. I haven't started working out - all I've pretty much done is lay on the couch, watch TV and eat. Yesterday I felt so full all day I had that out of breath feeling every time I did anything. I hate that feeling - that's why I need to lose weight. Now I just have to actually ... Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:10:06 EST Starting Over Again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=402185 I started SP in June of 2006. I did really well for about 2 weeks, then let life and work take over. I moved to Arizona from Oregon in August and then decided that it was time to get serious again. I started over in September and did really really well until I went home for the holidays. In October the project that I was on was over so I decided that it was time to really focus on me. I was watching the Biggest Loser and started thinking "I'm not working so why can't I give my weight as ... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 12:15:39 EST