TIBI183's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIBI183 TIBI183'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/ Do I Hear Excuses? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671352 It's incredible how fast time passes. I have been back in school for a couple months and even though I log in daily I feel like I have been missing out on something. I love being back in school and meeting new people, but it is so hard to follow a routine if you are so busy with studying. I have had a hard time getting any workouts in. I usually did great for a couple days and then there were days with so much homework or when I was just too tired that my old lazy self just said it would be o... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:02:14 EST Interesting Article: 10 Ways Your Personality Affects Your Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589437 I don't agree with everything, but it is still quite interesting. <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 Ways Your Personality Affects Your Weight <BR> Whether you're the life of the party, a bookworm, or a night owl, your personality plays a surprisingly large role in your ability to slim down. Follow this guide to discover your personality type and use your own characteristics to lose weight and keep it off for good. <BR> ... <BR> http://abcnews.go.com/Health/10-ways-per<BR>sonality-affects-weight/story?id... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:59:59 EST Still Alive :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540285 Wow, it has been such a long time since I posted, so I thought it was time for a quick update. I recently started going back to school and I didn't think I would be that busy, but I enjoy it even though it is kinda hard to get used to studying again, but I made some great friends at school and that always make everything easier even though my major is more difficult and time consuming as I thought it would be. But it is still better than staying at home and hoping to find a decent job with my... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:44:23 EST Dear Weatherman... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465122 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1409187490.jpg"> <BR> I am still far away from 105 but I thought it was funny :) Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:19:13 EST 30 Day Shred- All Over Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318630 A few days ago, I would have finished the 30-Day-Shred if I hadn't been super sick like two weeks ago. I had such a bad cold and felt so weak that I got even exhausted from walking to the bathroom. Of course, I found like million excuses for not continuing it once I felt better, but this week I decided that I would restart the 30-Day-Shred again and hope that this time I will master it (as well as the pushups). And I do know that this workout gets results because in the last four weeks I lost... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:14:03 EST How To Get a 6-Pack in Seconds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307368 I saw this on the internet the other night and thought I would share it with you. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1000347061.jpg"> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 10:52:39 EST A New Week Asks For New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281423 Last Sunday I posted my goals for the week and guess what? I met all of them <em>244</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I feel so motivated now that I am in ONEderland. So here are my goals for the following week: <BR> - 100 minutes of exercise a day <BR> - Continuing level 1 of the 30-Day-Shred twice a day (totally love it) <BR> - Adding parts of level 2 each day <BR> - Eating within my calorie range <BR> - Drinking enough water <BR> - Being able to button up that one pair of pants I am f... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:03:04 EST Level 1 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277696 Today was day 5 of my 30-Day-Shred and I was so tired and didn't want to do it, but I did it anyway-even twice <em>248</em> It seemed so much harder today than in the last two days and I get frustrated that I am so bad in doing pushups. It really isn't a nice view and today they were even tougher because my dog thought it was a game and stood right in front of me trying to catch my ponytail while I was doing them. It was just so funny that I had to laugh the whole time and it was so hard t... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 16:41:39 EST 30 Day Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274526 So... I am doing the 30 Day Shred. I started it Sunday and so far I am not bored nor discouraged by doing the same workout video every day. It sure is a tough workout, but we all know Jillian, don't we? I just don't know I will ever be able to do normal pushups and I hate how my back hurts during the bicycle crunches, but even though it was only my third day today I can tell that the video gets easier every day. I also think and/or hope that you can see a difference HA! ! OK I just needed to ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:15:59 EST Goals for the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271156 Today I stepped on the scale and I was pleasantly surprised. I am only two pounds from reaching ONEDERLAND! <em>244</em> I don't really remember how long it has been since I was that 'light', but I am so focused at the moment and I want to reach this goal this week so bad. That's why I decided to step it up in the next few days and do at least 100minutes of exercise a day, eating within my calorie range, and drink enough water or tea. <BR> ONEDERLAND, here I come! ! ! Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:24:43 EST Turning Into An Emotional Non-Eater??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270059 A couple months ago I took a quiz that told me I am an emotional eater and I never doubted it because I know that I often turn to food especially chocolate when I feel depressed. Then the other day I got some bad 'news' and even know I shouldn't care too much about all that I have been thinking about it a lot. It really upset me and normally I would turn to food when I don't feel too well, but now I just don't feel hungry at all. I literally have to force myself to eat something and in the ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 17:35:58 EST A Punch In The Face http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266503 As much as I love Sparkpeople, I really hate when I am typing a new blog entry and then when I am almost done, everything disappears. UGH! So I was writing about how you can be focused, motivated and being on track, but still not be able to push you harder. I always need someone to kick me in the butt, because I need some pressure or I can’t function. I got this kick in the butt about two weeks ago when I got back on track. I started to be more active again and got introduced to my new love ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:19:20 EST I'm in Love... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253852 ... with an elliptical. Who would have thought that I could start to love this machine in my parents' dark basement. I have to admit I had a few prejudices against it, but I am feeling muscles in my legs I haven't felt in a long time. <BR> It really seems like I am getting focused with this journey again and I really don't know what caused the lack of motivation and willpower in the last couple weeks. It just hit me a few days ago that I need to get focused on my goal again. Maybe it is just ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:45:17 EST Elliptical http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251897 Today was a great day. I got up and made a big breakfast (about 600calories) and cleaned my apartment. At about lunch time I decided to get some exercise in and see if my running trails were finally ice-free and my dog needed his walk,too. Then about a minute after I left the house it started raining. And if that wasn't bad enough, my trails were still icy, so I was only able to walk instead. Back home I decided that I really need to get some exercise in. It was the perfect day to try out th... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:01:08 EST Where Is My Spark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249506 Every day I check this site I plan to write a new blog entry. I always have so many things I want to write about, but then I get too lazy to blog again. So here I am after three months to write an update. I start with the good things: <BR> - I haven't gained any weight during the holiday season <BR> - I still check this site and track my food every day <BR> and last but not least <BR> - I DIDN'T QUIT! <BR> I could call that a success but truth is that there are also a few bad things: <BR> - ... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:24:28 EST Neglecting And Great Deals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129826 Wow, I haven't blogged in a while. I know I have been neglecting Sparkpeople and only tracked my food and read some articles. I also have been sick and pinched a nerve in my back. Sometimes life really is crazy. I had so many plans and so much energy for this month and BAM another setback. But today is Friday and YAY, I am feeling so much better again and can't wait to get back into my routine. <BR> Anyways, today I went to a store close to my house and bought some new clothes to workout. I ... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 17:52:14 EST Today I Lied... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112764 When I went to my parents earlier today, my mom asked me if I had lost weight. (Some of you might know that I haven't told anyone in my family about my attempt to loose weight.) I wanted to say yes so bad, but I couldn't. I think I was scared that I would fail once I told someone 'my secret'. I always feel like people are judging me when I try to do something and I can't succeed and that is the last thing I want. I want people to see me and say 'Wow, you lost so much weight and you didn't fai... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:53:07 EST More Exercise= Eating Healthier? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111557 I am not sure if I am the only one, but I noticed that on the days I exercise I eat so much better and healthier than on my rest/lazy days. Last week when I wasn't active at all, I ate junk food all the time. It was a very very bad week for me-still lost a pound though. Then this week I have been exercising daily and I noticed that I don't feel like eating junk food at all. Actually, this week my old problem is back...I am not able to eat within my calorie range. I am aware that I wasn't meet... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:46:05 EST Upside Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106160 Sometimes I am at wits end. I am sure I am not the only one who has read thousands (well, probably less) articles about weight loss and in the end, they all come to the conclusion that you need to burn more calories than you take in. It isn't hard to understand and it makes perfect sense, but then on the other hand I track my food intake every single day and exercise regularly and I loose nothing. This week I was so lazy and literallly sucked in tracking my food (I didn't weigh anything and m... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:32:36 EST Lemonade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100218 I have a cold. It isn't too bad, but I feel so exhausted and I am freezing all day. I haven't been exercising either. I do feel about it, but I did so good with my workouts. I am just glad that I have a dog that needs to be walked twice a day. <BR> I guess I am not really the happiest person when not feeling good-I'm kinda grumpy. So please excuse me from bitching around LOL. I got tired of drinking plain water. I don't really mind the water, but once in a while I just need another taste. So ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:04:21 EST Cooking Can Be Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097870 My computer hates me. I don't know why, but whenever I try writing a blog entry and I am almost done, my computer decides to crash, closes the window or just like it did a few minutes ago telling me that the page was not found. <em>40</em> Funny thing is that I wasn't even finished and haven't clicked on anything because I was uploading a picture from my phone. <BR> Anyway here is my second attempt to share my favourite recipe (from my magic little helper, of course). It's a recipe for me... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:23:10 EST Another Interesting Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091671 ...I am not saying it is a good article, but it contains some information which were new to me and just thinking about it makes me feel a little weird. <BR> <BR> http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohe<BR>n/2012/04/03/6-disgusting-things-youre<BR>-eating-and-you-dont-even-know-it/ Mon, 8 Oct 2012 17:56:22 EST I'm Slow And Proud Of It... (Sometimes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089793 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l205192348.jpg"> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:52:39 EST My Magic (Little) Helper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085552 Okay, maybe not that little, but I love, love, love my magic helper. I am talking about my awesome food processor. I thought it would be time to introduce 'him'-maybe I should give him a funny name <em>36</em> - to everyone. I got this food processor over two years ago, but haven't used it too much until about christmas time last year. Before I got it I always heard people talking about the TM31 and I really had no clue what they were talking about. I just knew they were all obsessed with i... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 17:56:52 EST Things Never Turn Out The Way You Expect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082609 When I got up this morning I was highly motivated and had so much energy. I knew that I would do everything right today. I weighed in this morning and as I already mentioned a few ago, I didn't make it to onederland, but its ok I guess. I also took my measurements because I haven't done that in a long time. <BR> Then I had a great breakfast and did a pilates workout I found on Sparkpeople. For lunch I didn't feel too hungry, so I only grabbed an apple. <BR> It was such a beautiful sunny and ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 17:48:40 EST Motivational Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079949 The other day I mentioned that I will not have any specific goals for October. I will focus on my new lifestyle and will try to find new ways/times to work out since the days are getting shorter and it gets colder. Maybe that is one of my biggest fears- that I would quit working out if the weather- let's say- uncomfortable. I just can't afford to give up now since I still have a long way to go and the journey wouldn't get easier if I quit or took a break for a while. So I was thinking how I c... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 22:05:36 EST Lazyness Sucks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077423 Okay, I have started writing a new blog entry a few days ago, but stopped because I had to walk my dog. When I came back, I was... too lazy to continue writing. I just left the window open so I could finish it later. And since I am the world champion in lazyness and finding excuses, it took me till last night to sat down to continue writing. And guess what? My computer crashed and everything was gone. UGH...I hate technology. <BR> Anyways, I know the months is not over, but I thought it migh... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:40:32 EST Random Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065409 The last few days have been so busy and stressful and funny thing is that I can't even tell why they have been like that. I was doing well and motivated to focus more on a healthier lifestyle to boost my weight loss, but you know how it is when life has other plans for you. I am still highly motivated and I track my food and work outs daily. I just feel burned out. I make to-do lists and then at the end I can't stick with my lists because I am so tired. At least I get my workouts in. Enough b... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:32:18 EST Difficult People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050129 Sometimes I don't understand people. Seriously, it makes me even mad at times. Why is it that there are people who ask for help and support get all defensive when you try to help them solve a problem? It is not like they are judged for a certain behavior or attitude. I just wanted to help and I think if you don't want any help then don't ask or if you don't like the tips people suggest appreciate them any way because those people care. UGH...Thanks for letting me vent!! <em>40</em> Sat, 8 Sep 2012 19:32:25 EST Fasten Your Seatbelt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040850 I wished loosing weight was as easy as gaining weight. It can get frustrating if you keep watching what you are eating and if you start being more active and then the scale only says one pound. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461021180.jpg"> <BR> Last time I wrote down my goals for this month and I was so motivated to achieve those goals. Now that it is September, I keep catching myself slowly falling off the wagon. I don't want and I don't need that. It is time to fa... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 07:55:04 EST September Goals (Tasks) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033664 UGH...Have I ever mentioned how upset I can get when the computer isn't working right? It seems like whenever I work on something great and haven't saved it yet, it crashes and everything is lost. My computer did that when I was still in school and had to write papers, when I wrote job applications or just like it did a few minutes ago when I made a collage about my 'Spark Goals' for the next month.It turned out great, but then of course technology wasn't my friend. And of course, I don't wan... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:48:47 EST Interesting Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031420 I just read an article that you can boost your metabolism by drinking the right amount of water during the day. At first this doesn't sound like news, but they state that you will effectively support your weight loss by multiplying your weight (in kg) by 0.033. The result is the amount of water in liters you will have to consume to loose weight. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l110369652.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is the first time I heard about that and according to this fo... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:14:51 EST A Step Towards A New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018499 Sometimes it is so hard to stay positive and motivated. When I started this journey, I was so extremely positive and motivated and couldn't even remember a day in my life I was so confident that I could actually reach my goals. I started off great even though my scale has been my biggest enemy. I was focused on the journey to a new healthier lifestyle and there were so many other people starting this new exciting journey with me who were just as motivated. We kept blogging to share our experi... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:59:55 EST My Motto 'Survival' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012555 I just watched the closing ceremony at the Olympics and there was one song performed that is now stuck in my head. I googled it and found the lyrics and decided that this song is from now on my motto for my weight loss/healthier life journey. <BR> <BR> Here are the lyrics: <BR> <BR> Muse- Survival <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Race, life’s a race <BR> And I am gonna win <BR> Yes, I am gonna win <BR> <BR> And I’ll light the fuse <BR> And I’ll never lose <BR> And I choose to survive <BR> Whatever ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:59:48 EST How Realistic Are My Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012161 Yesterday I found out that my cousin and his girlfriend want to get married. They haven't set a day yet, but they want to wait till their baby is born and at least a couple months old (My cousin's is due in November). So I don't think they will get married before May or June next year. They also plan to have a big wedding. Finding out about their wedding plans made me remember that one of my goals was and still is to fit into one dress, I haven't worn in years. When I was looking for a dress ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:01:18 EST Distracted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010084 Normally, I do my grocery shopping on Saturdays, but I got bored today and the option to do some house cleaning didn't sound that exciting. So I decided to do the grocery shopping today. I went to the store and packed bell peppers and kohlrabi in my shopping cart and was ready to go to the evil aisle with the chocolate. That moment I was craving milk chocolate so bad. Ugh, T.O.M is around the corner and I can't believe that it always has such an influence on me. I was slowly approaching the d... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:56:34 EST Microwave Chips 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003818 Yesterday, I wrote that I had a craving for chips and that I tried to make my own chips in the microwave. I still can improve them but I thought they turned out pretty good for the first time. So for anyone who is interested in making their own chips, here are the instructions: <BR> 1. Peel potatoes and cut in thin slices. <BR> 2. Coat a plate with fat-free cooking spray and arrange the potatoe slices on the plate (single layer) <BR> 3. Cook in the microwave for about 5-10minutes until crisp... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:03:39 EST Microwave Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002263 I haven't been about blogging lately and it's not because I gave up or got lazy, it is because there wasn't much to write about. I am still tracking my food every day and still having troubles eating within my calorie range-I am below it most of the time, but allow myself to go over once a week. When it comes to working out I have my good and my bad days. I jut try to make it a good day every day because it is easy to fall back into old habits and not work out at all. <BR> Today I was below ... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 17:54:31 EST Stevia/ Recipe For Iced Latte http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990285 In the last couple months I heard and read a lot about stevia, but I wasn't really sure what to think about it. It is just hard to believe that there is something even sweeter than sugar that doesn't have any calories, so I kinda forgot about it. Then the other day- it was one of those hot days you just do nothing but still feel so tired as if you haven't slept in days- I needed something to literally wake me up and since it was too hot to have a hot coffee (I already was sweating like crazy)... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:00:12 EST Spreading The Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985168 A few days ago, I tried to spread the Spark, but I wasn't successful. My mom has been complaining about her weight for a long time and last week she said she would start dieting to loose some weight. I told her that she should say goodbye to all those diets and get used to eat healthier and find healthier options to prepare food. She always uses way too much oil, butter and salt when she is cooking and instead of steaming vegetables she cooks them in boiling water until there are not vitamins... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:31:55 EST I Give Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983559 I made up my mind. I give up. <BR> <BR> I give up ... <BR> <BR> ...doubting myself. <BR> ...being the fat girl. <BR> ...having low confidence (well, working on it) <BR> ...being unhealthy <BR> ...being lazy <BR> ...being inactive <BR> ...being a quitter <BR> <BR> BUT I will never give up the hope that I am able to achieve all my goals. <BR> <em>7</em> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:38:46 EST Loose Pants/ Low Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973370 Sweet! A couple months ago I bought a pair of pants that was almost too small for me and that I could only wear it when I didn't breathe. A few weeks later I could comfortably fit into them and could finally say goodbye to the all the pants that got too big for me and were literally falling down. Now after having been on this wonderful site for almost three months, those new pants I bought start to get baggy and I need to wear a belt so I won't loose it. I wasn't really aware of that until I ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:24:44 EST Running In The Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969205 I am back on track! Yay! <BR> I have been eating well, have been better in drinking 8glasses of water and have been exercising. It couldn't be any better. Well, the weight could come off faster but I know that this takes time and patience, so I guess I will have to live with that. We were quite lucky with the weather so I was able to work out in the mornings. <BR> BUT this morning it was raining-actually pouring. UGH! That was exactly what I didn't need because I knew it would be too easy to... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:15:43 EST I Lost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966059 I don't have much to write about, but I am 3.75lbs down. YAY ME!!! Well, I didn't mentioned that it took me like four weeks to loose that much since I don't want to be that obsessed with my frenemy (the scale). <em>248</em> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:02:36 EST Doing Everything Right Yet I Am Doing It Wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962874 I am not sure if it is actually a good thing to keep reading so much on healthy living, diet, weight loss etc. because it can be quite confusing and I get the impression that it can do more harm than good. How many times did I read and hear that to loose weight you have to become more active and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Funny thing is that i have always been using the stairs even if I had to get up to the eight floor because I hate elevators. If I have no other choice but use ... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:41:04 EST One Day Off A Week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960911 The weekened is almost over and I had so much food. We had family visiting so basically we started eating when they arrived at lunch time yesterday until they left after lunch time today. And I am sure everyone knows that you don't put just freggies on the table when you have people eating at your place. So we started with potato salad, then some cake, bbq at night, a nice early breakfast brunch with scrambled eggs and then pork and broccoli for lunch today. Ugh, I was so full even though I p... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 18:01:54 EST Eating Chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957130 I went running at 6am this morning. It wasn't as beautiful as yesterday morning but I still was motivated and took my dog. He enjoys long walks and runs and of course he loves to run after deer-so i can't let him off the leash. Sometimes it can be fun-haha- especially when you are running and out of the blue your dog decides to stop or turn around. And sometimes he even thinks he has to stop right in front of you and you almost fall over him. It happened like two ro three times this morning, ... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 21:24:22 EST Mixed feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955703 This day started off great. I got up early in the morning and left the house to go running at 530am. It was a beautiful morning- very peaceful and sunny. Just a perfect way to start it. Why can't a day start like that every day? I wouldn't have to worry about being too lazy or not motivated. But i know that is not going to happen. There will be grey and rainy days again and it will be dark in winter so I won't be able to go running that early then since there is no light on my trail. I will ... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 22:49:55 EST 530AM- Workout Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953945 Why is it so easy to be lazy even though being active and working out makes you feel so great? Shouldn't it be easier to get your butt up and work out because of that great feeling of accomplishment afterwards? I guess no. I have been slacking. Not with my food tracking because I still do that daily, but I haven't really been working out in a few days. I just can't get myself motivated to go running although I love it. Yeah, I know I don't make sense. <BR> I need to get back on track. So tomo... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 17:41:36 EST 8001 Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949082 Wow time is flying! This is my first post in a week because it has been so busy and I admit that I didn't do that great. I am still struggling to find a job. It is so annoying and frustrating when you keep applying and you can't get a job. I miss working so much and it is driving me crazy to be home all the time. Then my feet have been hurting bad again. Damn spurs. I get up in the morning and they hurt and go to bed at night they hurt. I even wake up in the middle of the night feeling like s... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 14:33:30 EST