TIFFANIGETZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIFFANIGETZ TIFFANIGETZ'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/ it's been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866267 I needed a break, but not this long of a break! I digressed, I quit working out, and now I am out of control. So I decided to give me a little boost, I would start the HCG diet. So as of today, I have started it. <BR> <BR> I am too tired to exercise these days, because my blood sugar is out of wack, I have a vitamin D deficiency , and I just don't want to do anything but sleep. I have no motivation, the circulation in my legs are horrible and they get achy and restless. I have gastri... Fri, 4 May 2012 12:03:19 EST measurements all around - 5.5" in 6 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4745893 <BR> LAST ENTRY <BR> Weigh yourself (weekly) 204 - 2/16/2012 <BR> Measure your Waist (monthly) 41 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Hips (monthly) 46.5 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Thigh (monthly) 24 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Upper Arm (monthly) 12 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Neck (monthly) 13.5 - 1/31/2012 <BR> Measure your Calf (monthly) 15 - 2/9/2012 <BR> Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio (monthly) 4 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Body Fat % (monthly) 28.67 - 2/2/2012 <BR> Measu... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 10:36:53 EST All up hill! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736830 Yesterday my room mate, my boys, and I went to North Mountain to climb the shaw butte trail. It's a four mile trail all together and the highest elevation is at 2,149 feet. I honestly could have never made it up that mountain if it had not been for my kids. Half way up the mountain I had had enough and was ready to quit. My kids cheered me on, clapped for me and push me up that mountain. They kept their energy high and never showed me that they were even the least bit tired. I made it t... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:17:33 EST no more double knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4730515 I was sitting in my chair this morning trying to wake up, I looked down at my knees and realized that the little pudgy (extra knee) I had on the sides of my "original" knees are gone. WOW! what a great feeling to actually see that they no longer exist. This mean I am one step closer to having that long awaited for space between my legs. You know that space that all the skinny people have when they stand with their feet together. Yeah that one! <BR> <BR> 20 minutes of kickboxing yesterda... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 11:29:55 EST Struggles suck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720703 Really struggling today with food and motivation. I cry at the drop of a hat over anything. I can't even watch a diaper commercial on TV without crying and for no good reason. I have been fighting urges all day to eat the whole bag of potato chips in the pantry that my husband insisted on buying to go with lunch last Sunday. I have been thinking about the 1/2 gallon of smores ice cream that until today I was just fine with having in the house and enjoying a special treat once in a while w... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 16:04:58 EST Less than 210 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718119 I have been waiting a whole week to lose 5lbs and now I can have that wonderful diet Dr. Pepper in the fridge. Oh, I just can't wait. But first I must drink all of my water for today before I can have it. <BR> <BR> I came home from my workout with Tiff yesterday, driving like a mad woman because I was not feeling well at all. Who knew that eating well would stop your body from "moving" like its supposed to if you get my drift. Well last night it caught up with me and my stomach was giv... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:52:09 EST VICTORY is mine; because I say so! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716090 I have a pair of jeans that I have been holding onto for about 3 years now. I could just barely wear them when I bought them and until yesterday I couldn't even button them. Just for fun I wanted to see how far I was from buttoning them. I tried them on two months ago and I had about 2 inches to go before the button could even touch the other side. To my surprise, I could not only button them but wear them comfortably. It's safe to say that I had an emotional break through. I was so e... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:51:45 EST P90X I hate you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713845 Yesterday was day 3 of t^2. We did the first DVD of P90X. I am hurt this morning and so does my workout buddy. <BR> <BR> I must say that I am quite discouraged by the scale this morning. I am completely addicted to weighing myself every morning. I probably shouldn't pay so much attention to the scale. I have maintained the same number for going on the third day in a row. <BR> <BR> I watch what I am eating, I drink at least 8 cups of water everyday, I workout for at least 30 minute... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:32:49 EST day 2 of T^2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4710650 So, Tiff and I had a good work out this morning before church. It was quite chilly but we didn't let that stop us. We walked for about 30 minutes and then went to the playground for some floor work. It was good. I am down another pound this morning; 211! YEAH! So close to that 200lb mark. I have two more pounds to go and I can drink that wonderful diet Dr. Pepper waiting for me in the fridge. <BR> <BR> I took the advice of some wise Sparkers and I am no longing "denying" myself little... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:01:37 EST the other half of T^2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4709509 My friend Tiffany and I are called T^2 because we are both Tiffani and Tiffany. Today we started working out together. Although we only walked for 30 minutes today, it was definitely motivational to have a friend to walk with and talk with, and out kids got to spend some time together as well (which they don't really get a lot of time to do). Tomorrow before church we are working out at 0700. O boy, what a fun packed day tomorrow will be. <BR> <BR> My eating has been really good. I ha... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 23:21:46 EST january 26, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704922 Yesterday went well. I stayed on track with calories, I worked out with Richard Simmons yesterday. I know it sounds corny and no one uses him anymore, but I love him. When I was pushing 300lbs, I lost a lot of weight working out at home with Richard Simmons for two hours a day. Not quite to two hours yet, but this morning I am taking my exercise outside. Going for a long meaningful walk. Making it count one day at a time. I had a long talk with my husband yesterday. Turns out that the... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:05:12 EST fell off the wagon, but I am back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702964 I get so mad at myself when I fall off the wagon. But, when I fall off I find it hard to get back on. So sick of the rebellion against myself. I tell me it's okay to cheat, but I know that the minute I give in to temptation it will take me a very long time to get back in. I tell me it's okay to not walk one day out of the week, but every time I do take a break I can't get back to it the very next day. When I stop walking I hurt, then I don't want to go for several days. When I continue ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:13:00 EST Emotional Support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675872 When changing the way your mind thinks about food, and making serious lifestyle changes emotional support is of the utmost importance. <BR> <BR> Wish I could get my husband to see that. I am uber frustrated with the way things are right now. I was seriously ready to give up. <BR> <BR> What I knew would happened, did, just yesterday afternoon. Let me explain. Every time my husband and I have tried this "diet" thing, I get accused of "nagging" him. We were discussing the jeans he wor... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:53:36 EST 5.75 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673922 HOLY COW! I decided to push myself today and go a little further. I hurt, but in a good way. My blood sugars are staying even, and right where they should be. yay! I went 5.75 miles today, and I so glad I took the route I did today. I found some quite entertaining things. I saw a german sherpherd standing on a 5 foot brick wall barking at the passing cars from his back yard. LOL! that was quite a sight. I took a picture but not sure that it was good enough to post. I will try though. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:14:55 EST Fuddrucker's = diet wrecker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670882 Yesterday was a disaster, but not food wise. I stayed on track and it wasn't easy. I picked up my husband and my room mate from work yesterday. My room mate decided to by dinner at Fuddruckers. I was starving but refused to eat there. So my husband is also on a diet, jumps at the chance to eat whatever he wants. I was not happy. I walked 4.32 miles yesterday and was not about to ruin the 527 calories I had worked very hard to burn off. <BR> <BR> Let me tell you what he got. Swiss a... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:52:46 EST day 9 of the rest of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4669096 Went for a 4.32 mile walk today and did it in 77 minutes. Once again legs are tingly, and it feels good. Thinking I need to get some new shoes though, my feet are hurting. <BR> <BR> Fell off the no smoking wagon, but I am back on it again. <BR> <BR> I need to research natural remedies to relieve my high blood sugar. I can't get it under control. The meds I take are not helping, and if I can go natural I should and I will. The truth is that I should be taking insulin, but I hate nee... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:14:35 EST 210 calories burned, and under my calorie intake by 85 calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4657919 So I went for a walk after work (not the norm). My thighs are tingly, feels good. Even with my flavored coffee creamer today and my three cups of coffee, I managed to stay under my max caloric intake of 1400. Feeling pretty good about that right about now. Day four of counting my husbands calories for him. Not sure how long I am going to be able to keep up with him and myself. But I am willing to try as long as it takes to get him off the ground and encouraged enough that he wants to lo... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:12:27 EST no exercise for me today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4653806 I moved the piano yesterday, and messed up my back something terrible. so no exercise for me today. That makes me a little sad, because now I am afraid I will fall off the wagon. I went over my calories yesterday not watching what I was doing, and now since I can't go for my 3 mile walk today, I will certainly have to be more careful about what goes in my mouth. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:45:28 EST January 2, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651025 Today is the second day of 2012. I promised my family in writing that I would lose 75lbs by December 31st, 2012. I will do it. I also promised that I would quit smoking. Day 2 and no cigarettes, just like weight loss I am avoiding my triggers and old habits. I don't go to fast food places when I am on a diet, not even for someone else. So with the not smoking thing, I don't go into my favorite store anymore and buy my coffee and cigarettes. There really is no need, I have coffee at ho... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:41:05 EST back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551111 So after two weeks of rebelling and refusing to do what I know I am supposed to and allowing my blood sugar to go through the rough and physically punishing myself with those repercussions I am back. I chickened out of my DOC fit test in Tucson, so I got a second chance and rescheduled for January 4th. Decided that today is the day I start the couch to 5k plan. <BR> <BR> I skipped breakfast on accident, I just forgot to eat. I went to the gym and did my body pump strength training class... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:51:36 EST so tired of being strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4529493 I don't wanna do it anymore! I mean I want that hot, sexy body I have been dreaming of since I can't remember when. But I don't want to sacrifice my whole life to do it. I am tired, I can't be strong anymore. <BR> <BR> I suck! I went to the gym tonight, didn't finish my run. I am so afraid that I won't make the 1.5 miles in 19 minutes next week that I am seriously considering rescheduling for another month away. But not passing this test this time means I don't get the job as soon as I... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 23:48:03 EST 18:07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4511176 Yep, you guessed it. I ran my mile and a half in 18:07. To some that may seen very slow. But for someone who started a month ago and ran it in 33 minutes, I run like the wind. LOL! I didn't want to fo tonight. I been through a rough week, and it took everything I had to just to keep up on my eating and calories this week. But I caught my long distant inspiration on facebook just before it was time to go and she convinced me to go. I originally started out with the plan of going the ful... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:36:04 EST Devil, you will not win! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4509523 So much going on this week, and then I get hit with a double wammy. First my mom and her stomach cancer sugery, my gram on the same day, gets put into a hospice home, and I am the one who had to put her there, then I find out today that my very good friend, like my sister good friend just lost her two year old son today, by way of accidental shooting from the hands of his 11 year old brother. She lives in Florida, I can't be with her. I really want to eat everything in the house. But my r... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:36:59 EST I feel so sexy right about now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4507632 Just finished my 1.5 miles in 18 minutes plus another 1.81 miles walking for a total of 52 minutes and 429 calories burned. So darn proud of me right now. I have been really good with my eating. I haven't let the fact that I had to place my grandmother in a hospice home yesterday, or the fact that my mother had to have stomach cancer surgery yesterday as well, or the fact that they couldn't get it all and that there is a great chance that it will come back, stop me from getting what I want... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 23:00:41 EST 9/26/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4504498 What a weird weekend. I didn't workout all weekend. I had to work yesterday. I didn't even run. Today is Body pump day and run my mile and a half day. My eating has been awesome, until last night when I had had enough of veggies and water, and decided to splurge and buy a pizza for dinner. So I had pizza and coke zero. Today and I am right back where I started. I ate reasonably with the pizza I did not eat until I felt I might explode, I ate until I was satisfied. <BR> <BR> On the o... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:06:01 EST 9/23/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4500040 So I went to my initial assessment at the gym this morning after only 5 hours of sleep. But, while waking up I had an urge to stretch (involuntarily) and something popped in my right should. Turns out I pulled a muscle there. DARN IT! I still had every intention on continuing with my workout this morning, until Tony (personal trainer) put the brakes on that. <BR> <BR> Here is the results of my assessment <BR> <BR> 222lbs <BR> 42.8% body fat <BR> 126.98 lbs of Lean Body Mass (LBM) <BR> ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:32:06 EST Considering changing my spark page title http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4497866 I think my spark page title is very negative. I am pretty sure I want to change it to something more motivating, uplifting, and inspiring. <BR> <BR> I had a good day today. I drank all of my water, stayed within my calorie range, regardless of the many temptations my co-workers felt the need to torture me with I made it. And even though I did not make it to the gym today, and I hate working out after work because it is so late, I went for my mile and a half despite myself. The victory ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 03:46:00 EST 9/20/11 blog two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495968 I am very angry with me. I really think that I need an accountability partner. I am just not ready to be left alone with all of SH** I run into in a day. I crave food so bad, I rationalize those food cravings with a cigarette instead and neither one are good for me. So not only did I kill myself with three donuts for dinner, but I smoked a cigarette as well. Although under normal circumstances I would have enjoyed the taste of the donuts, and I would have enjoyed the cigarette that relax... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:52:19 EST What a horrible fricken day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495801 Super pissed for several reasons: <BR> 1) I got called into work for a 12 hour shift (when my boss knows I can't really afford to say no) <BR> 2) I didn't get to go to the gym today <BR> 3) I didn't clean my gram's house like I was supposed to today <BR> 4) when I did get home I found my husband left 3 dunkin donuts on the coffee table stored neatly in their pretty little dunken donut box!!! <BR> <BR> Number 4 is the real reason I am pissed. I smelled those suckers from the door way before ... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:57:06 EST 9/19/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493265 I went to Body Pump this morning, up and at em at 0600 with a very nice, hot cup of coffee. Got to the gym, walk/jog a mile in 17 minutes. and went straight to that body pump class that I thought was just going to be some easy aerobics class. Key word "pump" like pump iron. Yep, you guessed it, it was a group weight lifting/strength training class. Although I feel like a train hit me, I am quite happy with me today. The instructor said I did nicely, that made me feel good. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:10:47 EST 9/18/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4492140 Day 2 of kick boxing. My body feels like I've been hit by a train. I am a little disappointed this week. I weigh in every Sunday, and this week showed 2 lbs heavier. However, I am PMS and about to have a visit from Aunt Flo, I think. So I will give myself a break this time. <BR> <BR> A run down of the week. 1.5 miles Sun, Mon, Wen, and Fri. Kick boxing Saturday and today. But today's counts as the beginning of a new week. <BR> <BR> I did cheat twice this past week, with Apple bee... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 01:56:43 EST 9/17/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490007 Kick boxing this morning kicked my rear end. Dear God, I hurt! I just might get up and do it again in the morning. I had raisin bran for breakfast at 7:30. Then after my workout at the gym, I met my friend Tiffany for coffee at Starbucks down the road. I was hungry so I got a multi-grain bagel with reduced fat cream cheese and I had a sugar free, fat free caramel frap. I must say, sugar free, fat free Starbucks is not as good as the full of sugar, cup of heart attack goodness you get oth... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 18:18:21 EST 9/16/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4489174 Made some bad choices last night after work, went to IHOP and ate fries and a philly cheese steak sandwich as well as half of a caramel apple fritter. It was amazing, but trust me when I tell you I paid for it this morning. I woke up with the worst fricken indigestion ever! <BR> <BR> However, do to my indigestion I was unable to eat anything most of the day until dinner. I made good choices though. I have been drinking lots of water too. I ran my mile and a half today in 20 minutes, and... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 02:52:15 EST 09/14/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4484679 Went for a run this morning. Another 22 minutes disaster. But I jogged more today than I did yesterday. <BR> <BR> I gave into temptation last night and drank two beers and ate some spin dip at Applebee's. It was completely my fault. I just hate feeling like I have to fight all the time to get where I need to be. So I had an attitude yesterday. If you can't beat him, join him. I know I know wrong thinking. Today will be better. It has to be. I am going to work today, and dieting a... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:03:16 EST SOOO not happy with me right now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4483377 It's raining outside, so I thought, I have an hour before football practice with the kids so why not go out and try it again. <BR> <BR> I didn't get up this morning like I was supposed to, so I went jogging in the rain. It was nice except for the fact that my legs cramped up so bad I could barely walk. Water? O yeah, I forgot, I have two cups of coffee and one glass of water today. It really does make a difference. So I made a mile and a half in 22 minutes. Not my target time. Targe... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:32:28 EST 9/11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4478557 I didn't run Friday thanks to work, and I didn't run Saturday thanks to work. I ran today and lost two minutes on my time. I made my run in 19m54s. So basically 20 minutes. UGH! I suck! I want this soooo bad. I have been eating right, my blood sugar is under control and I am even losing weight. But I can not get this run right. I have 5 weeks 3 days. I think I am going back out for a walk. add another mile to my journey today. <BR> <BR> So later on in the morning after my run, bef... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:22:36 EST blah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476063 So when I went to bed last night, my whole day was plan. Up at 6 am, have my coffee, cereal, and some personal situations taken care of and off to run my mile and a half. <BR> <BR> 5 am my phone rings, it's my boss, "you're confirmed" she says. I say okay and hang up, then I wake up. Call her back and say "no I am not confirmed, I am suppose to have today off". Long story short, she begs me to work today, I can't tell her no, so I couldn't run today, considering I had to leave my house... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 18:45:46 EST 17:50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4473365 I ran my 1.5 miles in 17 minutes and 50 seconds. Yesterday's pace was 21:20 I cut my time down by 3 minutes a mile. Yesterday's pace was 14m/per mile, today's was 11m/per mile. It is literally all I could think about last night at work. <BR> <BR> I am having trouble staying even close to my caloric intake goals though. I am not eating enough. But I am scared too. <BR> <BR> But last night after work I let my husband talk me into Applebee's happy hour. I was hungry. And of course it ... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 10:39:27 EST darn it! my blog got lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4471261 My original title was "it aint easy bein' cheesy". Not because it had anything to do with my blog or why I write it, but because I thought it was funny. <BR> <BR> So after while I was writing my ever hilarious blog some how my computer politely lost it with a your password or username is incorrect" or something like that. <BR> <BR> But as I was saying, I didn't get home from work until after midnight and of course I had to watch my DVR episode on Combat Hospital so it was after 1 AM bef... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 10:31:47 EST 6 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469762 I have 6 weeks to take my 2 miles from 34 minutes to 19 minutes. I have placed myself on a strict diet, proteins and veggies, carbs for breakfast only, and lots of water. I did not run today because I had to do a lot of stuff, but I will resume my running tomorrow morning @ 0600. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:35:50 EST What I have learned about food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4378176 So Tuesday, I learned that my favorite protein is horrible for me as far as calorie intake goes. Chicken wings from Native New Yorker, Yep, 5 wings have 794 calories in them, and I eat 10 wings with ranch. So those are out of the question from now on, I will have to find a way to make wings at home, that are low calorie, and low fat. I am thinking, baking them on a broiler pan, and light Ranch, and buffalo sauce made without the use of butter. <BR> <BR> Then today, I had a 1/2 cup of ... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:56:19 EST 8 week diabetes weightloss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4298263 okay, so I joined the 8 week diabetes weight loss challenge at a wopping 219.8 pounds with a fasting BS of 383. On my way to take some insulin now, then I think I am going to the grocery store to get some salad stuff for lunch, considering I have nothing remotely healthy in my house to eat. Grandma has a doctors appointment today, and I just know she is going to want to go out and eat something after, that's my weakness, eating out. I just have to be mindful and make better choices today. ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:28:15 EST Old habits die hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4297894 Everyday, I tell myself "this is the day". This is the day that I am gonna start making a change for the better in my life. I am absolutely sick of making a pledge to myself and failing even before lunch rolls around. I find it very hard to say no to the foods that I know will probably wind up killing me in the end. And when I do start off good, I follow through for a couple of days maybe even a week, and then I am sick and tired of the rabbit food, so I cheat. The problem is that when I... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:02:24 EST