TARABALL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TARABALL TARABALL'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/ Getting closer to moving day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370358 Man things are really stepping up. First the negative (just to get it out of the way): <BR> Our take over date on the house has been delayed by a week because my step mother doesn't feel she is ready to move on the first (she was the one who declared the date and insisted my dad take over then). At this point the only legal recourse on it would actually extend things out by over a month and cost a couple hundred dollars. <BR> <BR> So ok we have a week to get get everything ready. My dad doe... Tue, 28 May 2013 12:09:07 EST Moving right along do doo do doo do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348692 Wha? I love the Muppet Movie. <BR> <BR> So update from last week. Back still not good, I'm going to need to talk to my chiropractor about this. It has gotten to the point where if I turn or bend right I feel like I'm tearing something. Not. Pleasant. <BR> <BR> Actually it really sucks, why beat around the bush. <BR> <BR> We packed up the closets and holiday gear over the weekend (and by we I mean my husband did the physical work while I laid on ice packs saying yea/nay). I cannot get over ... Tue, 7 May 2013 13:48:09 EST Tick Tok http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340655 Ah May. A glorious time where flowers bloom, the sun is out, and my family and I start our packing for the move. <BR> <BR> I am so excited for this. Not only because we're moving to a house with a yard and more space, but also to go through our stuff and get rid of CRAP! <BR> <BR> My husband likes to tease me that I'm claustrophobic, which is true to a sense. I can squeeze myself into a dryer (getting out could be tricky) and I will not have any problem with the confined space. But when cl... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:25:51 EST winter winter winter - SPRING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331695 So last week was kinda fun. Work really started picking up, my 4 year old is making connections with sounding out lettings and reading (she's up to 12 words she can read by herself now), went out for faux Brazilian food (I've had Brazilian food it was nothing like this, this was WAY BETTER), had a celebration for being the #1 branch in our company and went to a baby shower. <BR> <BR> Lots of fun. <BR> <BR> Funny thing - so far we've had very little nice weather up here in the PACNW. All of ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:57:47 EST Wow it has been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325141 Hadn't realized how long it's been since I last posted. So to who all reads it, here's a cliff notes read on what's been going on. <BR> <BR> Last year I hurt my ankle, at first they thought I just pulled the tendon. Then they thought I might have torn it. Then they thought that I had a hairline fracture. Well after 5 trips to the doctor (my regular doctor was on maternity leave so I bounced around), my regualr doctor said "let's send you to a specialist". Went to a podiatrist, had an xray an... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:46:10 EST This week and weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166366 So I've been really good this week. I've been to the gym 4 times, 3 days of just cardio (elliptical for 35 minutes) and a little bit of swimming with my daughter, then 1 day of yoga. Really miss doing my kickboxing and zumba classes, but this is about getting my health and body to a good place and impact exercise is not a good idea right now (I hate my back). <BR> <BR> My husband has been fantastic this week, he has a goal to loose 40 lbs in the next year. Which won't be too difficult for hi... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:42:31 EST I have a new goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162184 This weekend my daughter and I went out clothing shopping. One of her FAVORITE pastimes. Anyway, on the way to consumer hell (aka the mall) we saw a bunch of people walking along the street we were at (stopped at a stop light). A bunch of them were wearing costumes and had numbers on them which indicates a marathon of some sort. <BR> <BR> My daughter was absolutely astonished and fascinated by this. She asked if the family could please do this next year, we would all dress up as Mario Bros. ... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:09:42 EST WOO HOO HOT WATER!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148315 OMG you don't realize how much you need and depend on something till it's gone. The property managers came over yesterday and fixed it so we had hot water again. By the end of the work day my skin and head were so itchy I could not handle it. So no gym last night, just came home, cranked up the hot water and scrubbed. Felt soooo good! <BR> <BR> After shower I had to tackle the dishes, because of no hot water we could not clean the dishes used during the football game and after. My kitchen lo... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:33:14 EST What a weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147040 Holiday was pretty fantastic, we did our Black Friday shopping and got some amazing deals. <BR> <BR> Funny enough, Thanksgiving I did amazing on my food. Friday I stayed within range but at the high end. Saturday, I was way under over all calories but super high in fat. Sunday - well I'm going to blame sprinklers at Sun Stadium - does it matter that it has NOTHING to do with my eating? No! But it was one day, the Hawks lost and the food was awesome. <BR> <BR> Last night my water heater qui... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:37:56 EST Feeling pretty good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144170 Had a great Thanksgiving last night. We went out to eat and the food was not great but the company was awesome. I totally stayed not only in my calorie range but on the low end of it. WOO HOO!!! <BR> <BR> Today is normal tracking then we go to the gym for some cardio and take the kids swimming. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (for those who celebrate) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:13:16 EST Woo Hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142450 Did my weekly weigh in and I am down 3.1 lbs! Very pleased with that. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I did hit the gym yesterday. All we did was cardio and it was only 35 minutes but I still burned nearly 600 calories. Once again most pleased. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to tomorrow and spending some time with my family. We're not going to do a big turkey dinner at our house. With me working today and then Friday, I didn't want to spend the day stressing out about cleanning and cooking and more cleanni... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:41:06 EST one day closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141392 So no gym last night, but this time the excuse is Mother Nature. We here in the great NW have only had 4 days in the last 2.5 weeks without rain and yesterday we had a major storm. Streets were flooded, trees had toppled and there were accidents everywhere (we got over 3 inches of rain in a 12 hour period). The road leading up to my gym was closed off due to flooding, we could have gone another route but I figured it was risking a bit too much. I did do stretching twice yesterday so I don't f... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:34:40 EST looking forward to the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139434 Been a while again. Things just got too crazy on the home front and extremely emotional. As a result I'm back to where I was 2 years ago weight wise. I know some of it has been my hormones but the rest has been just laziness on cooking and lousy portion control. <BR> <BR> I acknowldge this, I accept that I have done this and I reaffirm that I can change it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did fantastic with my eating and calories. Last night's dinner was amazing. Marinated pork loin, ceasar salad, st... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:23:27 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101139 You ever have a day or short period of time where you think you have everything planned out just right, then people come behind you and change everything without telling you? That's been my last 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> There is so much happening and at first I was getting incredibly frustrated but I have hit a philosophical point on it now. Everything that is happening is a valuable learning experience. Valuable in learning how I am going to handle something, valuable in having me think out side ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:39:22 EST Crappy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096343 Yesterday was an awful day, things went wrong from the get go and just kept getting worse. I wound up staying way late at work just to get caught up on my normal stuff. I then went home and had a full on self pity party. <BR> <BR> But I'm back up today and ready to tackle the day. No gym tonight as I already had plans. We are going pumpkin picking tomorrow with the family (even with the rain the farm is awesome). There will be plenty of walking around to do. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:53:38 EST No gym last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095120 Never made it to the gym last night, had a last minute fire that popped up last minute (3 minutes to quitting time) that kept me here another hour. <BR> <BR> Bummed, but I'm going to bust my booty to get everything done today and hope there are no more last minute fires so I can go tonight. <BR> <BR> Still doing good on my calorie ranges, I did forget my breakfast and lunch today so stopped at Starbucks. I only got a breakfast sandwich so I can adjust my eating today to accommodate the calo... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:42:09 EST Gym Night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093845 WOO HOO!!! Looking forward to gym night. Going to take it very easy and just do cardio, this is more about getting my body moving again and getting back into the habit of the gym. After cardio we take little one swimming. Between her ballet, playdate with her cousin and swimming she will be one tired little bug tonight. Good thing she finished her homework for the week last night. <BR> <BR> I did something last night I am so annoyed with myself about. I made my daughter a cheese quesadilla (... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:36:14 EST blah blah blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092473 Well I'm feeling pretty good about my food choices lately. I've stayed within my calorie range for the last couple of days. Of course that has nothing to do with me actually TRACKING my food (nah couldn't be). <BR> <BR> I have a friend who suggested a couple of sites for me to read about hormone issues and eating. I'll be doing some research tonight. I've decided I'm not going back on my hormone treatments for a while. The shot that I take is extremely helpful and keeps me balanced (not to m... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:29:50 EST Another little hiatus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090981 So I had another little hiatus...I have been extremely discouraged lately and a little depressed. <BR> <BR> With all the hoops I've been jumping through I still don't have health coverage, and I'm not going to get it until January 1. At this point though, I am sick of waiting. My back and neck have been giving me a lot of trouble. So I've worked out a little schedule with my chiropractor that will let me continue seeing him but won't cost a fortune. Mainly I go in a minimum of once a month, ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 09:02:14 EST Is there anything better than veggies marinating in garlic and ginger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074278 My answer would be NO! OMG, the stir fry turned out so good last night and considering that I used only 2 tbsp of sauce for a massive dish that's something. Loaded on the garlic and ginger and let everything simmer for 40 minutes. YUMMMM! <BR> <BR> Today I woke up hungry so I brought in a big breakfast of apple crip yogurt, parmesean and garlic herb pita chips, hummus, string cheese and protein shake. If that don't fill me up nothing will. <BR> <BR> Going to try to get into the gym this wee... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:00:50 EST Wow what a weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072763 It was a wild and crazy weekend but very fun. <BR> <BR> My step son was in town so we got him on Friday night. Saturday we had a big breakfast spread with pancakes and homemade syrup (my SS helped with making), sausages, pan fried potatoes. Then we had to get him home in the afternoon so we packed little snacks for the trip (I only took a granola bar). Then Saturday night we had hubby's bday party and went out for Greek...OMG SO DELICIOUS! Then back to our place for cake and drinks. Party fi... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:57:06 EST Yesterday was crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064698 OMG Monday was insane. First a forklift hits one of the jboxes at work and cuts out power and phones. Then we get power back 45 minutes to quiting time and I find out that Peetabee's (Powers That Be) for our biggest customer (my account) are coming through our facility to watch what we do for an install and then watch the install itself. That happens on Friday, before that there will be a huge amount of scramble to make sure all is set up. <BR> <BR> Then I get home and my hubby is close to f... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:39:12 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061665 My family came home last night, was a nice surprise. What was really nice was having little one crawl up into my lap and say "it's no fun without you mommy" and daddy to say "hear hear". That made me feel special. <BR> <BR> My hormones are regulating again, swelling and pain are almost gone. My face has calmed down (I looked like a freaking teenager) and I don't want to cry every 30 seconds. <BR> <BR> Today is football day and I have it well planned out. I have a veggie tray, a tenderloin f... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:11:29 EST A dity for the women http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060778 To Paraphrase: <BR> <BR> I was going to camping...but then I got my period <BR> I was going to beat some booty...but then I got my period <BR> Now I'm on the couch with a heating pad and I know why (why girl why) <BR> <BR> Because I got my period, because I got my period, because I got my period <BR> dah duh dah dah <BR> <BR> so I'm feeling a little cynical...so what Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:42:12 EST Some improvement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060531 I did have to leave work early yesterday. The pain and swelling in my hands and wrists got so bad I could barely move my fingers. My knuckles, wrist, shoulders, and knees swelled up to almost twice their normal size by evening. I had to take some pain killers/anti-inflamitories just to move. No camping trip for me. I did insist that my husband go and he decided that he was taking little one with him (for which I'm very grateful). <BR> <BR> So I have a weekend off to rest and let my body get... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:20:14 EST Oh yeah, I forgot about that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058940 I'm going to start with some negative because I am cranky, uncomfortable, and in pain. Then I'll end on a positive note. <BR> <BR> I have been 2 months without health insurance which by default means 2 months without some of the medications I have been taking (with insurance they are $170 without it's $500). Plus on top of that, there is a shot I get every 10 weeks to control my hormones and keep me from (TMI alert) ovulating. Bad things happen when I ovulate. Well because I haven't had the ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:57:24 EST Baby steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055844 Yesterday was good for me food wise, I hit the high end of my counts but still stayed within the goal. Pleased about that. <BR> <BR> Been looking at my gym for classes that I can take, the time factor seems to be the hardest one to hit. The classes I think I would like either start at 5:15 (I'm off at 5 and the gym is 20 minutes away) or 7:30 (I would like to be home before 9). But I'll keep looking. I'm also looking at netflix and seeing what I can find for the kinect (xbox). <BR> <BR> In ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:41:31 EST Well I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052426 After some time off I am back again. Things just got crazier and crazier at work and home became just as bad. I totally fell off the wagon and as an expected result I've gained. UGH! <BR> <BR> I haven't been to the gym in a long time, and it might be a little while before I can. My health insurance expired (I was on my husbands) at the beginning of August and in order to get on it through my work I had to provide paperwork that said I was covered through my husband's insurance and that it ex... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:21:17 EST Almost done with August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022978 2 weeks to go then done with August. What a wild ride this month has been. At last count (Saturday) on my bi-monthly paycheck I had logged 39.5 OT hours. In 2 weeks I worked 20 hours each week extra. Wow! <BR> <BR> This week should be a little calmer but not by much. We finished up our massive project this weekend and as of Saturday it was a cluster. I'm a little afraid to see what the reports will be. We start more big projects this week but nothing as big as what we just did. <BR> <BR> I'... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:18:58 EST Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016313 I've been on every morning, but I only have enough time for glances. Everybody it seems is either going through some trial or is having some success after theirs. Its nice to see life happen even if it is electronically. <BR> <BR> For me, I'm on 32 hours of OT so far (that's including last week too). I only have this last week to go and I can cut my hours a bit. I love being active and having lots to do at work (makes the day go faster), but this week is ridiculous. I had to hand off some of... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:12:51 EST Just a quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006299 It's been work work work lately. Been going on 12 hour days during regular week and occassional Saturday's for a few hours. <BR> <BR> I was talking to my hubby last night and he asked me about when I'll be going to the gym again. Which is something I've thought about a lot. I could go to the gym after work and he's offered to keep the kids home, but then I would never get to see them. I start work at 7 am and usually work till 7 pm. The kids are in the bath by 830 and in bed by 930. If I we... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:00:55 EST This was a good weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003111 Friday was another late night at work, then Saturday I had to go back in for a few hours. But after that was great. <BR> <BR> I came home just wiped, my hubby swept up little one and left for a couple of hours so I could nap. It was in the high 80's so a little too warm for a good nap but it did help. Then we went out to dinner and a move to celebrate our 4 yr anniversary (actual day is Wednesday 8/8 but there's no way I'm getting out of work early or even on time this week). We had a great ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:19:59 EST Zoom zoom zoom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997749 Man things are flying at a thousand miles an hour, it's hard to keep up. <BR> <BR> The project at work is really ramping up. I've been working 12 and 14 hour days just to almost keep up with everything. It will only be until September so only a month to go. Whew! <BR> <BR> Hubby is going in for a minor procedure on the 28th to get a plate taken out of his leg, then on the 31st we head over to Montana to see family and pay our respects to my grandmother. <BR> <BR> This weekend is our annive... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:20:39 EST This will be short http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992892 got a lot of stuff on my mind and trying to process through everything...life brings change and all change is good because we are forced to learn with change. It doesn't always seem good at the time but if you can learn more about yourself and what you're capable of then it's a good thing. <BR> <BR> All this stuff is also causing a lot of stress which is not good, it's affecting my stomach quite a bit. I'm trying not to sweat the stuff I cannot do anything about, but the stuff I can do somet... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:29:43 EST Update from Friday and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990235 Little update from yesterday: <BR> I spoke to my SS mom again yesterday. They are not going on the trip, and we will be getting him back on the 4th or 5th. WOO HOO! I miss the little man! King Tut exhibit is in town so when we get him back I had promised him we would go see it (I'm totally into archeology and Egyptology and have been teaching him for years). <BR> <BR> My food choices this week have not been great. It's amazing how bad you eat when you're tired because you just don't want/can... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:16:06 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989091 So I didn't get to workout yesterday, wound up working almost 11 hours and by the end I was just wiped. After work we had to run one of the cars to the repair shop so we can have the transmission replaced. 1 car till Wednesday...this should be interesting. Not sure how next week will go on working out. <BR> <BR> Our project at work is really ramping up, so there definately will be more 11 hour days. Plus with only 1 car its going to be difficult to get everything in the way of life done. <B... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:41:36 EST Updates and stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987523 Didn't realize I had not posted yesterday. So here goes. <BR> <BR> Went to the chiropractor on Tuesday and I'm way ahead of the curve on recovery!!!! Not only can I do zumba and kickboxing...but I can start again next week!!! Gee can ya tell I'm happy? <em>20</em> Of course I still need to take it easy, not a lot of jumping or impact on the back but it will feel good to really move. I can also do weights again, still have to stick to the machines but at least its something. <BR> <BR> I mi... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:11:00 EST little sore today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984652 So 2 days in a row of working out (Sunday was fighter practice using a staff which is a core and reflexology workout and Monday was elliptical and swimming) while not over doing it, I definitely feel it. <BR> <BR> Back is a little stiff and sore but nothing too bad, it's just letting me know not to push it for a bit. Okay, no problem. Tomorrow is a swimming play date with my daughter and her friend so no real workout there and today is a rest day. <BR> <BR> I get my movement/back measured t... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:29:00 EST Gearing up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982859 Hubby finally got around to making my staff on Saturday. I forgot what a total body workout fighting/practicing with a staff can be. Except for occassionally picking up a broom stick and doing basic warm ups, I haven't done anything with a staff since I was 22 yrs old. <BR> <BR> Best part: I totally held my own! We have another fighter in the group who uses a staff and he and I were sparing for 30 minutes straight. When he finally got the death shot we were both sweating and panting (he does... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:11:13 EST Plans and life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978932 You ever notice how you take time to really figure out a plan for the day/eating/life and you feel so proud because you not only did it but it also seems very reasonable? Then something comes along and BAM plan blown out of the water. <BR> <BR> I watched a work friend go through that yesterday. I thought she was going to cry, I felt so bad for her. Yesterday just about everything blew up in her face (including her phone), just as an observer I think it ranks up there as one of the worst days... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:11:22 EST Ho Hum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977402 I've noticed that since I hurt my back this last time my motivation is slow in returning. <BR> <BR> I've worked out 2x this week, yesterday wasn't as much as planned just because we forgot one of the kids bathing suits and child care is only till 8 pm. The original idea last night was my hubby takes the kids straight to the pool and I work out for an hour or so. But as I said we forgot a suit. I did get in a 40 minute workout so that's good. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to make it on Friday ... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 08:58:26 EST real quick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974623 yesterday I made it to the gym and did great! Still sticking to just the elliptical and the core but I can tell it's doing some good. <BR> <BR> Kids were all wild last night and didn't go down till late. So as a result I'm tired today. No workout today but have a chiropractor appointment to measure everything to make sure it's moving in the right directions. <BR> <BR> Came in to work today to catered breakfast, I was good. Stuck to half cup of potatoes obrien, cup of scrambled eggs and 4 pi... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:29:39 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972956 This weekend was full of ups and downs. Thursday stayed up way too late (my fault I was yaking) and got up with the kiddos on Friday morning at 8am (6 hours sleep ugh!). Then Friday I got no workout in but I did a ton of walking around Walmart gettting camping supplies. Then back to the campsite/friends property to work on clearing trails and setting up camp. Then Friday night there was a major thunder and lightning storm. Went on for hours. Actually had a lightning strike the ground less tha... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:44:26 EST wow, just another wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967008 Only this one isn't dramatic like the others. <BR> <BR> Went to the gym last night did 35 minutes on the elliptical (burned 646 calories woot!) then I did my core exercises. Holy tight muscles! I swear in the 30 minutes I did the core I sweated and felt as wiped out as when I used to do my core AND weights. <BR> <BR> I was really good about it, I kept my reps to 12 (except the crunches on the ball I did 20 each) and except for the hip lift (could one do one set before my back let me know I ... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:01:36 EST roller coaster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965151 So my hubby has been off work now for a week and half. First week was pretty much just staycation, he hung out at home and played video games. Little one would be at daycare and we had not gotten my step son yet. Also, my grandmother passed away last week. Its sad because she will be missed but also good. She has been bed ridden and fed by a tube for a long while. She was nothing like the woman I grew up with. So while I'm sad she's gone, I'm also glad because she's with my grandfather now. <... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:18:42 EST So tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963658 Yesterday was supposed to be my workout day but I was just too wiped. I stayed up late on Sunday night (totally my fault) and only got 5 hours sleep. Then I worked an 11 hour day, so by the end I was just exhausted. We did take the kids swimming so I know I got a little workout there but not a lot. <BR> <BR> Tonight is the chiropractor then pizza. I love Papa Murphys because even though it's not completely clean eating they have some pretty good choices there. The mediteranian chicken is qui... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:30:39 EST Doing pretty good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957797 I made it to the gym 2 times this week and I feel so good about it! I was able to do my full 35 minutes on the elliptical last night which made me feel very good. <BR> <BR> Next week I'm adding core to the work outs. No weights yet but I will soon. Chiropractor and I made up a schedule for me for the next 2 months to get me back to where I was. It will take a full 2 months but hey, I have a goal now :). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to this weekend. I do have to work tomorrow but I'd rather do ... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 10:29:19 EST The 4th and stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955777 So I woke up this morning with my neck a little tight but otherwise my back felt ok. I could definately tell it had been used yesterday but no real pain. WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> Went out today with little one. It's been so wet and humid here to get out and play for a while was wonderful. And we all had a great time. We played at the park for a couple of hours, then little one, hubby and I walked the trail by the river for a while. At the end of it all my back was a little achy but nothing that si... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 23:57:30 EST Going to the gym today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953186 So excited! Hubby and I are hitting the gym after my chiropractor adjustment. Tonight will be elliptical and if I feel up to it core. Then swimming with little one. <BR> <BR> I cannot wait to get back in the groove again Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:56:44 EST Work out this week - intent take 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951538 Had a really nice weekend - very relaxing. Geared me up for this week. <BR> <BR> Tonight after work hubby and I will be going to the gym for a workout (little one is going to child care...love the Y!). I'm so excited! I haven't worked out in almost 2 months because of this stupid injury. I even made sure I would be up to it by going and walking around the mall a couple of times this week. Saturday was the Super Mall (made it 1x around before my back started acting up) and Sunday was the regu... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 09:19:05 EST