THATBRONWYNGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=THATBRONWYNGIRL THATBRONWYNGIRL'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/ Life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776525 And I said, 'hey, hey'...I said, 'hey--what's goin' on?' <BR> <BR> Been maintaining. <BR> Had some more health stuff come up...another 5-day migraine that doctors worried was a stroke, turned out to be just a migraine...but they did a spinal tap to be sure it wasn't meningitis, and the spinal tap became a spinal headache, so I wound up in the hospital for a week. Then I wound up with a...shall we say, feminine issue? Which involved "routine surgery"...but my routine surgery wound up with m... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:33:58 EST The past month or so... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690547 Okay, we're gonna do this as bullet points: <BR> <BR> 1) April 7: Returned to my FAVORITE company, I'm now working as a teller/CSR. Buh-bye, crappy data entry job with stupid hours!! Hello, bank I've always loved!! <BR> <BR> 2) Alumni weekend at my high school led to my meeting a guy who plays guitar and was looking for a female vocalist. Our first mini-gig (we're testing the waters) will be tomorrow, and our first official gig (as long as the waters prove to be not horrendous) will be M... Thu, 8 May 2014 12:11:32 EST What's New, Pussycat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657752 Everything is different. <BR> No, really. <BR> <BR> In November...two days before Thanksgiving...I was admitted to the hospital, having had a stroke. It hit the left side of my cerebellum. Doctors were floored--after all, I'm only 25 and while I haven't reached my goal weight, I've maintained and kept to my healthy lifestyle. <BR> They did a bevy of tests, took about 10 gallons of blood for tests...and came up with the cause: my hormonal birth control, which I've been taking since I was ... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:47:46 EST Icky Sicky... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541132 I swear, I decide to get fit and every germ,. virus, cough/cold/flu and infection attacks my body. I've literally had SOME kind of misery every day for the last two weeks. UGH. It's like my body immediately freaks out and says "NO!! SHE'S TORTURING THE FAT CELLS AGAIN!! HARD SHUT DOWN!!" And then I quit. It's happened before--I get all motivated, I get all set and into a groove, and then WHAM. I have GOT to come up with a fail-safe for this. Maybe it just needs to be the 10-minutes-a... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:32:49 EST Shrinking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535770 Our roommate got this miserable cold. <BR> Then, my bf got this miserable cold. <BR> Now, I have this miserable cold. <BR> <BR> My bf told me--and I didn't believe him--that this cold not only drains you, it sucks pounds off of you. Who wouldn't put up with a week or two of a nasty cold, to lose a few pounds--right? LOL <BR> Well, he wasn't kidding. I don't know how many pounds I've actually lost, but my clothes are slipping off me and my belly is definitely flatter. <BR> Now, I know ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:59:52 EST Yesterday once more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527315 Okay. <BR> Yesterday, I didn't eat the best food, per se, but I did get in fruit/veg and I stayed within calorie ranges. <BR> I didn't get called in to my second job, so I was able to go home after work. I'd originally planned to hop on the exercise bike, but when I got home and saw what a mess it was, well...I just started cleaning. 4.5 hours later, bf came home and made me stop, lol. I did 3 loads of laundry (cardio, right there...not deadlifting the laundry, but the walk to the laund... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:34:52 EST The 29th... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526655 Been so busy, I haven't hardly had time to THINK. I can't believe it's been almost a week since my last post!! (And weigh-in is tomorrow!!) <BR> I've stayed within my calories, but as I say, the past week has been NUTSO. <BR> <BR> The past two days, I've not made my water goals...my water bottles (just normal, plastic water bottles, which I reuse) have been disappearing, which I suspect is my bf's way of saying we need to give up on those and buy a new case of water. Which I did, yesterd... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:08:08 EST Hump DAAAYYY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521370 Yeah, we do that at work. LOL <BR> <BR> Anyhooooooo..... <BR> So, yesterday went well, I did 45 minutes on my recumbent exercise bike (didn't want to run two days in a row, while I'm working on my hips and such) and burned 328 calories because I cycled like a BOSS. No lie--I pushed myself to try more resistence than ever, kept telling myself 'just another two minutes,' 'just another 30 seconds,' 'just finish this interval, then I'll bump it down a little.......JUST KIDDING, one more minute... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:55:12 EST Lunching... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520396 Lunching and blogging! <BR> I'm currently nom-ing a Tai Pei Asian Garden meal...Sesame Chicken variety. They're low-cal, and chock full o' veggies...and super tasty! Plus, there have been a whole mess of coupons out there for them, so I've been getting them for a dollar and change. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was good! I watched everything and tracked everything, made my water goal, and did a run on the treadmill (although I actually fell off...I'm fine, and yes, it was hilarious, lol). I find... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:21:53 EST Weekend Break... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519410 I freely admit to having needed to disengage from the 'Net over the weekend, so that's why I didn't post. I worked all weekend (15-hour day on Friday again), and cleaned the bajeebers out of the apartment...scrubbing, laundry washing, sweeping, vacuuming...thank god that counts as cardio!! (I also spent all my time at bath and body lifting cases of product and running all over...purposely took more trips with stuff, and I always try to lift the boxes a bit while I'm walking them over to the... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:49:59 EST Day 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515303 Good decisions today, so far. <BR> Breakfast: 1 serving nonfat vanilla yogurt, 1 (1/2 cup) serving no-sugar-added canned fruit cocktail..plus my regular coffee -- 202 calories total <BR> Lunch: changed my mind and went to local grocery store to grab things to make this one...YUM! So, 1/2 chicken breast (breaded, but that was done at home!!), about 1/2 cup spinach, 1 plum tomato, 1 hardboiled egg (white only), 1 low-fat mozzarella cheese stick (a random Save-a-lot find (Coburn Farms brand),... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:13:30 EST Confession Time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514604 I've been dealing with a major bout of depression. <BR> I'd like to say 'struggling with,' but really all I've done for the past month is let things slide, make excuses, and let myself be miserable. I settled into it, laid back into it. I had a root canal out of the blue (even my dentist was surprised), I had a lovely cold, I couldn't juggle the Groupon sessions with my work schedule at both jobs, and that was incredibly disappointing...then there's just the fact that I have to work both jo... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:56:39 EST It's Thursday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476589 Tuesday was Jazzercise, yesterday was C25K on the treadmill (my first 5K is on 09/14--9 days away, now!!), today will be hot yoga! <BR> That Groupon deal I got gets me 5 sessions at a local yoga place, and I've been wanting to try hot yoga SO badly...so I'm super stoked for this afternoon!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Last night was a little wonky, but I got 'er dun, as it were... Got home, went straight to the bedroom and changed into my workout clothes, then hopped on the treadmill and ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:44:16 EST All the things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475470 Update-y-ness: <BR> Did finish my C25K training. Was (still am!!) beyond psyched about it...I would never have thought I'd be able to do that, and overcoming the obstacles in my own brain is the toughest battle! <BR> I continued strong through the month, until I went in to have a cavity filled (routine, and actually got some enlightenment as far as why I'm so prone to them), and my dentist found that the one molar needed a root canal. I was lucky enough to get in for the surgery the next da... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:04:39 EST Tonight is the Night!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439985 Tonight will be the last day (THE LAST DAY!!) of my C25K training on my C25K app!!! I actually (confession time) added two minutes onto my running time yesterday to bump it up to a solid 30 minutes of running (it only called for 28), and with the cooldown walk, I made it to 3.1 miles/5K!!! I'm so stoked...this is such a milestone for me!! <BR> My right arm/shoulder have gone bum on me...but my legs are fine. So, a-running I will go!! :-) <BR> <BR> Now, as previously noted, the pounds are... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:51:06 EST How to eat like a runner...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434427 I'd love input on this, if anyone has some... <BR> I've looked up the 'runner's diet'... (http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/ru<BR>nning-for-weight-loss-eating-plan) But it looks a little...expensive. <BR> I've been running faithfully, noticing the increase in stamina and distance over time. This week, I added in strength training (looked up exercises that supplement running nicely), and I'm hoping to see some weightloss... <BR> Now I've just got to get back on track with counting calor... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:44:22 EST Life happens... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415484 I've been terrible about tracking lately, but I've been careful, food-wise. For the most part. I freely admit to some stree eating and one free-birthday-meal-at-Steak-n-Shake evening. But nothing CRAZY, and generally compensated for well. It's not a shining moment, and I can't point to any one perfect day...but I'm trying. <BR> I've been doing really well with my couch-to-5k program!! I love the running, it is a really great stress reliever...I even crave the run! I took a day off yeste... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 11:51:58 EST No fair. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402465 I'm running, I'm working my butt off (15 hour days), I'm watching my calories (I don't ALWAYS log my dinner, but it's always healthy and there's lots of lean protein and veggies and...)... And my weight is EXACTLY the same. To the ounce. <BR> I know, I'm building muscle and all...but jeez. <BR> So, I took a rest day yesterday (after 6 days of running in a row and a 15-hour workday (doing shipment, lifting boxes like weights, lol) on Monday, I thought it'd be for the best to make myself rel... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:13:01 EST Today, and This week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397430 Ugh, this week has been so much, I'll condense it to a list: <BR> Flat tire that we couldn't get off, $140 for new tire. (*SIGH*) <BR> TERRIBLE days at work...just emotionally awful. Long story short, there are major language/cultural divides between me and two of my coworkers, and it's making things a little rough lately. That, and I think one of them is majorly afraid of change and rejecting me like a new organ... <BR> Two 15-hour workdays between the two jobs... <BR> Scale weighed me ... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:45:14 EST C25K update n' stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391932 Yesterday, I started Week 3 of Couch to 5k... I feel so good about it, I joined the C25K group on SparkPeople!! Actually, I'm getting to be a runner. That is, I feel antsy to get home and run...to the extent that if I get called in to my second job, I feel really disappointed and even irritable about it...I mean, I put on a good face and I'm grateful and I get through, but I'm definitely majorly disappointed to miss my run. <BR> I woke up earlier than normal today and thought "hmmm...I co... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:38:52 EST Get through... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387037 Stress is my killer. <BR> I swear, I'll be one of those people who's totally healthy, but drops dead out of the blue from a stress-induced heart attack. <BR> I'm 24 and have gray hairs starting, I have an anxiety disorder (depending on the day, it makes me want to curl up and go to sleep (not nap, more hibernation) or gives me heart palpitations and makes me feel like I have a cinderblock on my chest), I stress-eat, stress-smoked... Exercise is really helping me deal--I'm actually at work ri... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:10:16 EST C25K day 4!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386221 Week 2, Day 1 = day 4!! <BR> This is the first week really building up the time spent running...little by little until I'll finally reach the point of running for a full 30 minutes. Today, my distance was 1.76 miles. I also took it upon myself to ramp up the incline a bit. :-) <BR> <BR> I'm feeling really good--motivated, energized...and some of my issues have been clearing up...with stretching and running, my foot feels better; I feel tired at a more reasonable time and sleep better; I f... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:18:50 EST June is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384637 ...TURNAROUND TIME!! <BR> I've been lax and fat and lazy, but NO MORE. <BR> <BR> I know, I've said this before. And failed. Slacked, gone back to fat and lazy. <BR> But THIS TIME I waited to share. Because I didn't want to fake anyone out. So there. :-) <BR> <BR> I started a couple of personal projects at the beginning of the month--aside from a serious commitment to getting my sh** together, I started a Couch-to-5K program (treadmill...because in Florida, you really never know what yo... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:54:09 EST Tonight, Tonight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372488 So, I graduated. <BR> I flew back to NJ from the 18th-26th to walk in my graduation ceremony. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephews are living with my dad for the time being, so I got to see everyone--not only my sister and her family, but my dad and my brother, my dad's fiance...and I also got to visit with my college buddies, my bf's mom and brother... It was a great trip!! ...it wasn't very diet friendly all the time, though. <BR> My sister eats really healthy--pretty much by necessity,... Thu, 30 May 2013 11:30:42 EST Hope... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356347 ...is embodied in my bff, NICB87. <BR> <BR> I binged last night. No excuse--I can't even point to a trigger. My bf wasn't home, I had done well all day, got home with the intention to work out... Meant to do laundry, but didn't get to it. I watched movies and ate dinner...and then Doritos... and suddenly realized how much I'd eaten. So, I texted my bff and former diet-and-workout buddy...and as always, she came through. This time, though, we went an extra step... <BR> <BR> So, I made s... Tue, 14 May 2013 13:20:27 EST ...in which the author addresses herself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355126 So many excuses... <BR> ...so little effort. <BR> <BR> Fact of the matter is, Bronwyn, you haven't been doing what you should be. You have every excuse in the book to be down, depressed, stressed-out...and NONE to not be working out. Yeah, you've got physical issues. You've worked past those before, woman. Get up, pull on your big-girl panties, and git'er'dun!!! What is WRONG with you?? <BR> <BR> I'm tired, I'm stressed, my heel still hurts (depending on use--been worse, just lately).... Mon, 13 May 2013 12:10:49 EST Quickie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349996 Just a quick update... <BR> I've been forced offline on weekends, because my laptop is no longer on speaking terms with my wifi. Sometimes I can hardline into the internet, but that results in no Netflix on the tv, and that is generally met with such a response as to make me leery of doing so. <BR> <BR> Today is a work-then-work day... I'll finish at the bank at 4:45, then drive straight to bath and body and work there until 9:30. I'll get home at 10, if I don't hit any traffic at all. <BR... Wed, 8 May 2013 15:18:01 EST Let's add one more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347242 ...layer of stress. <BR> <BR> My windshield cracked. <BR> Jury's out on whether it was the heat, the hail the other night, a rock...idk. But it's definitely wider than a dollar bill, definitely unavoidable, and -most importantly- definitely not going to be covered by my insurance. Not the least bit. Estimated repair cost? $300. Motivation to pay said repair cost? Cops will pull me over and ticket me (which I DO NOT need right now), and then there's, y'know...death and/or serious injury... Mon, 6 May 2013 10:21:05 EST The other part of this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343313 I don't know if I've mentioned my anxiety disorder before, but...well, I have an anxiety disorder. I get panic attacks and sometimes I just shut down and weep. Target used to make me feel that way--I'd been off the 'as-needed' meds for a couple years, and working there was so stressful, I had to see a doctor and have her prescribe more. A very low, take-the-edge-off dosage, but still... and there were nights I required two to get calmed down. It gets bad sometimes. <BR> <BR> Now, obvious... Thu, 2 May 2013 13:37:26 EST Never a Dull Anything... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341900 So, I made my broccoli-cheddar soup last night, and here is the recipe: <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=2476006 <BR> As I mention in the description, I blanked and forgot the carrots...and I'm sad. But I'll live, right? Right. <BR> <BR> Our new (temporary) roommate moved in some more of his stuff, and last night was his first night staying with us. So far, I'm impressed--he's polite, conversational, grateful to be helped (we gave him a dresser and cleane... Wed, 1 May 2013 11:19:54 EST La Vie En Cheap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340511 It cracked me up the other day, to read an article (I thought it was on SP, but I can’t find it, so…pardon my paraphrase) about eating healthy on the cheap…and one of the first items on the list of ways to slim down your grocery bill was (y’all ready for this??): <BR> Eat less. <BR> <BR> I seriously laughed, right out loud. I mean, it’s so basic—but nobody ever says it that simply. ‘Hey, your budget is tight? Got money concerns? Try EATING LESS.’ Now, this is closely followed by ‘eat be... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:31:37 EST Things I'm Learning, and Re-Learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339514 This weekend...wow. <BR> First, major kudos to my bf. I got home on Friday and he'd cleaned the living room...in a BIG way...and started on the kitchen. We brainstormed and decided to do dishes by hand (we get water for free, but pay for electricity...so we're going to try and use the dishwasher less)... We did all the laundry (well, that was more 'me' than 'we', but he did help), air-dried a good chunk of it (my work clothes are delicate, whaddaya want??) and spent $6.50 instead of $7.50 ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:15:52 EST Balancing Act http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336239 Okay, I get how people balance two jobs. At least, for now. My manager at Bath & Body swears she never schedules people outside their availability, and as long as that holds, I'll be good. The extra income is going to be more than welcome...and my energy isn't flagging...yet. <BR> <BR> My issue has been fitting working out into this new schedule...it was going well with just the bank job (one of the reasons I love me a bank job), but tacking a 5:30-9:30 on the end of an 8:15-4:45 is a lit... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:28:28 EST Learning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334256 How to make do, how to do things cheaper, more efficiently...which is no easy task, since I'm a money-saver and couponer by nature. There's nothing like a good deal, where I'm concerned. But now--it's all about tightening the belts and purse strings, and one of the best resources a girl could hope for happens to be.... The Internet. <BR> Thank God for the Internet. <BR> <BR> I'm learning how to repurpose pants into shorts and skirts, how to mend clothing, how to stretch food (got some gr... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:28:15 EST Cheap-o...Healthy-o? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331982 So, my old job took half of my paycheck back from me. <BR> I'm still fighting with them. <BR> And then I did my finances, paid bills, looked toward the future...and cried. Student loans, rent, utilities...I'm so strapped, I've got $30 left to me each month, and that's without taking food into account...and my dad is still covering my car insurance, health insurance (actually, that's at no cost to him because my brother is already on it, so we both agreed that it just made sense), and phone b... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:24:32 EST Pizza Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327432 Last night was supposed to be a cookout. It was billed as a cookout. So, I was at work all day thinking 'okay, if I stay on track, I can handle a cookout. I can do a burger and I'll take fruit and it'll be okay...' <BR> It was not a cookout. It was a hang-out. And the food provided was pork chili (with not one single veggie in it--not even some sweet peppers slipped in on the sly) with fries and tortilla chips. I brought fruit. That was the healthiest thing there. And I wound up so hu... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:11:52 EST Little Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326251 There are a lot of things in my life that feel out of control lately--I've been feeling like life is kicking me repeatedly in the ribcage while I'm already on the ground, lately. Just when I think finances are okay, something hits out of the blue (like a former employer debiting over half of my final paycheck back out of my account, because I was 'accidentally' paid...for the time I WORKED...and this is, of course, after I've already put through bill payments (for what feels like a massive a... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:12:10 EST The "healthy eater"... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325301 I don't generally tend to rant on here, but this one...this one peeves me, and has, for some time. <BR> In the time that we spend on SparkPeople, if we pay attention to our surroundings (digitally speaking--like what's on the site), we can learn a heck of a lot...and about a variety of things! We learn about carbs and fiber and protein and fruits and vegetables and dairy...about water, about intolerances and allergies and joint pain (and how to work around it)...about fad diets and why they ... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:54:15 EST Keepin' on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215087 My double ear infection is slowly getting better (it's not painful, but my hearing is still diminished and I have ringing in my ears), and my foot/ankle is finally starting to slowly improve (I was able to do 2 regular push-ups today...I had to switch to modified push-ups at that point, but I know that rebuilding the strength and mobility of that ankle is going to take time, so I'm not discouraged!). I've done some ab work two nights in a row, now, and I did some weight lifting tonight--most... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 03:57:37 EST Breathe. Just breathe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212459 I have a double ear infection. That means two days off work, plenty of rest, an X-Files marathon in the background...and some self-reflection. <BR> So, I have some (smallish, manageable) goals for tomorrow, and for the long term: <BR> <BR> Tomorrow: <BR> 1. Move the exercise bike to the living room. <BR> I have GOT to get back on track with my movies-and-biking thing, and having it closed up in our 'workout room' is NOT helping. I need it out in the middle of the living room, staring m... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:51:52 EST 01/08/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198100 I've been crazy busy at work! <BR> Keeping the diet going, but the tracking has been a little patchy, just because I haven't been taking the time. I've been tired and in pain--so I've been watching my eating, but not tracking. I know, I know... <BR> I weighed in a day early (on Monday), not expecting much, and I'm 3lb down! Yay water weight! :-) <BR> <BR> My goal is 140 by my birthday in July...totally attainable, even with my broken foot/ankle and the limited cardio and general working ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 02:03:46 EST 01/02/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187354 Day 2!! <BR> I know the timestamp on this says it's the 3rd, but that's because I just got home from work at 11:40, and I had to eat a little dinner and stuff...anyway, just wanted to make sure and check in. <BR> Today's meals were pretty good...I have to figure out how to track one thing--the sweet and sour pork stir-fry I made the other night. It's a SparkRecipe, but I used Splenda brown sugar instead of regular (it's actually really tasty, btw--we've used it in everything from chocolate c... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 00:32:29 EST 01/01/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184250 I've been struggling with my good habits since moving into the new apartment. Maybe it's just the space--having my own, it being an unfamiliar space with no memories ingrained, including those of health, fitness, etc.... Either way, I'm not happy with where I am right now, and sh*t's gotta change. I'm re-establishing the mutually-beneficial diet bond with NICB87, and talked to the bf and even our roommate (the age-old 'please leave my yummy diet food alone' conversation--because my diet foo... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:50:44 EST Asian Sesame Chicken Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133006 Recipe: <BR> <BR> 3-4 oz boneless skinless chicken breast (I roast mine and slice it) <BR> 21 g fresh spinach (ish) <BR> 50 g cucumber, peel on <BR> 1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper <BR> 14 g Archer Farms Wonton Strips <BR> 1 no sugar added mandarin orange fruit cup <BR> 1 tbsp (17 g) Archer Farms Asian Sesame Dressing <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l898805690.jpg"> <BR> (Mine was 3.3 oz chicken, and clocked in at 280 calories and 25 g protein) <BR> <BR> It was ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:32:39 EST Florida, Jobs, and my Food Scale... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132992 It's been awhile... <BR> Too long of a while, and filled with too many excuses. So, here's the closest I can get to an explanation: there was a lot going on, and then I got depressed. <BR> <BR> I moved to Florida in mid-September, as I mentioned in a previous post, I'm sure. I was hopeful and excited and just beside myself with joy--my bf and I drove all of our stuff down, moved into our apartment, and I spent a week and a half joyfully unpacking boxes and putting things away and doing lau... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:22:08 EST Bruisy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037603 Had to take a break last night because of my knee--so, I made a healthy dinner (fajitas!! with no taco seasoning packet...used my own seasonings and they were low-cal, low-fat, low-sodium. the tortillas were even low-carb/high-fiber!), cleaned up (grumbling all the way, because my dad didn't do squat yesterday in the kitchen, but gave me crap about not having washed the grill pan approximately an hour after cooking dinner...ugh!!), and then iced my knee while I watched Clockwork Orange (so ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:26:42 EST Rough couple days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036105 The past few days....ugh. <BR> <BR> Day before yesterday, I filed a sexual harassment report. No details--that's enough said, I think. Just rough, emotionally. <BR> Yesterday, I had to follow up on it--they were really on the ball, so understanding, very kind and apologetic. They took care of everything yesterday. Of course, the claim was denied by the other party, but hey--even my HR lady said that she didn't expect a response of 'why, yes, actually, I was totally harassing her. Why do... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:25:00 EST Shouldn't Complain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029498 For those of you who don't know, I'm a 'floating' bank teller (basically, I fill in at all different branches) at a small community bank. I love my job--I've never, ever had a job before, where customers call from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and ask if any of us want anything... The downside of that, this morning, was that the customer in question got my order wrong and accidentally brought my a non-skinny venti caramel macchiato...which ia bout 2x the calories of a skinny one... ARGH. That... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:25:16 EST A fire... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026570 ...under my butt. <BR> <BR> I started the 10-minutes-a-day streak challenge yesterday...off to a bit of a poor start, alas. I got in 6 minutes last night, but *had* to talk to my bf about moving things, and by the time we were done on the phone, it was 1:30 am, and I had to be up in 4 hours. <BR> *BUT* I got up early (accidentally...long story) and did a workout this morning (8 minutes), and if I want to make up the time from yesterday, I just need to fit in 6 minutes today...totally do-a... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:04:06 EST Update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024860 Lots going on... <BR> <BR> 1) My class is over--my last class EVER. I got an A, which solidifies me as a future Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers University. Booyeah!! No more finals, no more textbooks... I can read whatever I want now!! <BR> <BR> 2) Moving day approacheth!! We're aiming for Sept. 21st, but not entirely sure yet, since my bf's teaching schedule may change things a bit...but only by a couple of days, so... Soon I'll be a Florida resident!! :-) <BR> <BR> 3) Been fluctuat... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:04:53 EST