THEASKSTRATMAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=THEASKSTRATMAN THEASKSTRATMAN'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/ Day 5 - Weekend Done - Back to business! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421777 Well after a bad Saturday and a down right pathetic Sunday I am happy to be back to normal Monday! I went over on calories, didn't get much exercise in and felt exhausted most of the weekend. Overall, not a lot of good to point out. <BR> <BR> But today is Monday, it is recovery day. I already have been quite productive this morning. Scrubbed the kitchen, and the inside of the fridge, scrapped some old wallpaper border, vacuumed the house, and started sorting my teaching supplies. The po... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:51:40 EST Day 4 - Weekends are Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420762 I think weekends are my weekly motivation. Saturday was going well, an hour of swimming, some house cleaning, took my notary test, but then all Hades broke loose at 9:30pm! Here I think I am done for the night and my wonderful husband runs out after we put the kids to bed. I thought he was going to get gas (cheaper at night) and some Coca Cola, but no, he comes back with Dairy Queen... A medium Butterfinger blizzard for him and a small smores one for me... I felt obligated to eat it, I didn... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:46:04 EST Day 3 - Slacker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419867 After 2 days of swimming and eating right, I just wasn't feeling it today. I still met my calorie intake limit, but I didn't get me 33 minutes of exercise. I spent most of the day trying to find a teaching job. I did weigh myself and went down a bit which AWESOME, but I know not to expect it every week. <BR> <BR> My goals for yesterday were to come under in Fat grams, which I did!!! But the other was to be productive in the house and wash walls/floors. I did the kitchen floor and clea... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:34:38 EST Day 2 - Bump in the road, but quick recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418715 Yesterday ended up being a good follow up from Wednesday. My challenge was to come closer to my Sparkpeople calorie goal and to get in 33 minutes of exercise. Well I did just that. I had about an hour (give or take) of swimming, I moved some furnature to clean around the house and played with the kids. All that activity earned, better yet burned me 1011 calories. As for nutrition, I had a few moments of weakness, actually they were consecutive moments of weakness. However, even with all ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:39:09 EST Day 1 - Talk about a great start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417712 First the facts: I ate 1457 calories (which is listed under my goal for SparkPeople) but I didn't feel hungry yesterday. I burned 1270 calories (half of my weekly goal) which doesn't count the walking, stairs or other household movement I had all day. <BR> <BR> Next, the results: I had a ton of energy , wasn't hungry, and slept well. I guess there is something behind this exercise business (LOL!!!!) <BR> <BR> Now if those were my achievements yesterday, they have become my challenges... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:27:36 EST