TIGERJANE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIGERJANE TIGERJANE'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/ May/June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377082 May went by so fast! I guess summer is already here. We're getting new water in our pool today, so to me, summer just doesnt start until I've taken a swim. And tomorrow I should FINALLY get to do just that! <BR> <BR> My goals for June are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) 30 in 30 - 30 miles in 30 days <BR> <BR> 2) Get back to meal planning. Failing to plan is planning to fail! <BR> <BR> 3) I'm doing a progressive core challenge with another group <BR> <BR> 4) To be back under 140 by the end of t... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:18:19 EST April update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336577 I didnt realize so much time had passed since my last post, it's really just flying by now. Leo will be one in less than 2 weeks - unbelievable! We ended up settling on a small party at our local park for him. My mom is coming in..that will be drama but at least Leo will have some family there. <BR> <BR> Leo is still a pretty shy guy. He likes big groups better than one-on-one attention. Loves being cheered on :) He's doing great with solids. I added some foods back into my diet: things w... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:46:31 EST March update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297420 Leo is 10 1/2 months old now. <BR> <BR> And....Leo's reflux is doing better than ever! He sleeps flat all the time now - IN HIS OWN ROOM!!! He's eating one full meal of solids per day, plus some little bits of food here and there. We have begun trying to add back in the foods I cut out of my diet to help his reflux. I tried some refried beans made with pinto beans the other night, and he's been fine, so beans may be back on the menu, alright! <BR> <BR> I'm still successfully exclusively... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:03:52 EST Goal Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264684 Since writing my last blog about my goals for 2013, here's what I've done: <BR> <BR> I joined Stroller Strides. Now Leo and I go work out with them 3 mornings a week, and are about to up it to 4 times a week. I joined mainly for the socialization aspect, and it has been great for that! Plus I'm sore all the time, so it must be working me hard too, lol <BR> <BR> We have decided on a time frame for our next trips. We'll be visiting my Florida family the end of June <BR> <BR> Things are bette... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:23:44 EST 2013 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186438 My son is now almost 8 months old, and we're still using medication to keep the reflux under control, but I feel like we're getting closer to that resolving. I can't wait!!! Right now my whole existence is wrapped up in caring for him and keeping my house going. Looking forward to that first bday! <BR> <BR> We just returned from a two week cross country road trip from Texas to Cleveland to introduce Leo to our families, and it went really really well! He loves to be around people and go n... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:13:18 EST 8 weeks Post-Partum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949040 On Monday my little Leo will be 8 weeks old. Feels like time is flying and yet crawling at the same time. Unfortunately, Leo has some health issues and is more of a high needs baby than your typical newborn. It's left us all fairly stressed and sleep-deprived. We still don't know everything that's wrong with him, but hopefully we'll get it all figured out before too much longer. <BR> <BR> I'm now about 8.5lbs from the weight I was when I got pregnant. I'm hoping to lose that plus anothe... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:58:32 EST 38 weeks 3 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852025 Little update: <BR> <BR> I'm having more signs labor may be close. Some of those include being 1cm dilated, 60% effaced, loss of plug, contractions getting painful - all in the last few days. My birthing center normally doesn't give you a last ultrasound until around 40 weeks, to confirm baby's position and estimate a size and make sure everything is still good, but they gave me one on Monday when I went in for my first cervical check. As of 38 weeks 1 day, baby is estimated to be 6lbs 8o... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:51:32 EST 37 weeks 2 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839995 Everything is going well still with the pregnancy. Blood pressure has remained stable, hasn't gone to that cutoff point of 140/90 yet, so I'll still be able to have the water birth I want at the birthing center. My weight gain continues to be about a pound a week, so if I make it to 40 weeks I'll be looking at a total gain of 40lbs during this pregnancy. I say "if I make it" because the women on my paternal side tend to deliver around 38-39 weeks, baby has been head down since at LEAST 18 ... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:02:26 EST Baby Shower - 35 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818539 Sunday was my baby shower. My MIL came into town the day before and was staying with us for a few days so she could participate. Though having her here was a little stressful, she took nearly all the pics at my shower, so I'm glad she was here for it. All said and done I received 32 of the items on my registry, so we don't have too many more things left to order before baby debuts! However, we still have soooo much to do to get ready, and only 33 days left before my due date - I'm freaked ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:36:49 EST 33w5d http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801618 Haven't really been online much these last few weeks. My shower is next weekend and my MIL is coming in for it, so we've been trying to get the nursery finished before her arrival, along with getting the rest of the house guest-ready. <BR> <BR> The new birthing classes we've been taking through my birthing center are amazing. Soooo informative and confidence building, for me AND my hubs. I really think he is going to be just great to have in the room with me. He's been so sweet and kno... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:13:22 EST Passed the 3hr! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4745027 Last week I failed the 1hr glucose test, but this week I passed the 3hr! No gestational diabetes for me! <BR> <BR> On Friday I had my first pre-natal visit at the birthing center. Breaking up with my OB wasn't nearly as difficult as I had built it up to be in my mind. She was very nice & understanding about it, and even had some nice things to say about the center I am delivering at. Damn I love my OB! At the center they did NOT lecture me about my weight as I had thought they would bas... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:32:49 EST Failed the glucose test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732723 Yep, I scored a 159. Passing is 140 or less. So now it's on to the 3hr glucose test on Tuesday - joy! My doctor thinks I will pass it, but she thought I was gonna pass this one too, so who knows. Before getting pregnant I already was hypoglycemic, so that right there shows my pancreas doesn't work quite the way it should. <BR> <BR> I'm 27 weeks 5 days, and I have gained about 28 pounds since conception. My last two appointments before this I had large gains, about 6 pounds each time, but... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:01:48 EST 27 weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4724278 As of today I am 27 weeks along in this pregnancy. On Friday I have my glucose test to determine if I have gestational diabetes. If all goes as planned, this will be my last appointment with my OB, and then the rest of my pregnancy will be overseen by the midwives at the birthing center I toured about a month ago. No hospital birth for me (if I can help it)! <BR> <BR> I continue to gain about a pound a week, even though I'm finding it harder and harder to eat a whole meal - I get stuffed ... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 23:03:55 EST 26 Weeks & Recap: Saturday 1/28 & Sunday 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711255 <em>26</em> Saturday: <BR> Breakfast 10am - raisin bran & 2% milk <BR> Lunch 12:45pm - apple slices, 1.5TBS natural peanut butter, chunklight tuna with miracle whip on high fiber bread <BR> Snack 4:45pm - Brown Cow apricot/mango yogurt <BR> Dinner 5:30pm - 2 cups gluten free pasta, 2 meatballs, 1/2 cup marinara <BR> Snack 7:45pm - 2 van's waffles, 1TBS butter, 2TBS maple syrup, snack size bag of cheetos <BR> Snack 10pm - 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 4 slices of peach canned in juice <BR> ACTIVITY... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:57:16 EST Recap: Thursday 1/26 & Friday 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4708864 I'm starting to enter into the uncomfortable stage of pregnancy. Difficulty bending over, difficulty putting on socks & shoes, I started to get heartburn at night this week, the baby's movements have gotten strong enough to wake me up at night & make me move around until I can find a comfortable position again (even with THE BEST pregnancy pillow in the world!), & I've had to get up to pee in the middle of the night two nights in a row now around 4:30 even though I pee right before bed. I s... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:17:39 EST Recap: Friday 1/20-Wed 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4705364 <em>26</em> Friday 1/20: <BR> -10am oatmeal, 1/2cup cottage cheese, 3/4 cup blueberries <BR> -10:45am slice of swiss cheese <BR> -11:30am coffee, 3tsp sugar, 2TBS half & half <BR> -1:45pm can of chef boyardee ravioli (I haven't eaten this since I was about 5yrs old, but I've been craving this during my pregnancy really badly!) <BR> -2:30pm 3 oreos <BR> -5:30pm 4 homemade blueberry muffins, 1 cup soymilk <BR> -9pm bowl of Life cereal with soymilk <BR> -11pm tuna salad packet <BR> ACTIVITY: 1 ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:04:05 EST Recap: Thursday 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693819 Thursday wasn't a great day eating wise. I was feeling pretty glum, & stressed about nursery preparations & the baby shower, and I'm an emotional eater. What I ate was actually waaaay less than I wanted to. It was a carb & sugar-filled day :( <BR> <BR> <BR> 9:30am BREAKFAST <BR> 2 eggs, 1.5 slices high fiber toast, 2TBS butter, 12oz OJ, 2 Godiva truffles, 1 Godiva chocolate <BR> <BR> 12:30pm LUNCH <BR> Brown Cow apricot/mango yogurt <BR> <BR> 1:30pm SNACK <BR> huge bowl of cheerios wit... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:43:48 EST Recap: Wednesday 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691343 10am BREAKFAST <BR> 6oz coffee with 2.5tsp sugar & 1.5TBS heavy whipping cream <BR> 2 bowls of cheerios with 2% milk <BR> 1 Godiva chocolate <BR> <BR> 1:30pm SNACK <BR> 1 slice of swiss cheese <BR> <BR> 3pm LUNCH <BR> natural PBJ on high fiber bread <BR> vanilla soymilk <BR> <BR> 5:30pm SNACK <BR> 2inX2in piece of cinnamon roll cake <BR> 2 peanut m&m's <BR> <BR> 8pm DINNER <BR> 1/2 box of shapes mac & cheese <BR> 1/2 cup steamed broccoli <BR> <BR> 11pm <BR> 4oz soymilk <BR> <BR> ACTIVIT... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:26:29 EST Recap: Tuesday 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689466 I've been feeling a little lost/weird about not having any New Year's resolutions. January has been a starting over time for me for so long, it's a hard tradition to give up. And I guess this isn't REALLY a resolution I intend to keep all year, but I would like to blog my daily food & exercise. I need some accountability if I'm to avoid gaining 50lbs by the time this pregnancy is all said and done! <BR> <BR> *** I will log 120 miles by May 1st!*** <BR> <BR> So here's yesterday: <BR> <BR... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:41:40 EST 24 weeks 2 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4687365 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l308869670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's our baby boy at 24 weeks 2days, weighing 1lb 8oz! <BR> <BR> Obviously, my life focus lately has been all things baby. I feel like I can't talk about anything else anymore, even though I'm still going out and having dates with the hubs - it's all baby baby baby outta my mouth. <BR> <BR> I met with the birthing center that I would like to deliver at yesterday. They seem like they will be great for the birt... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:08:02 EST 23 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666180 Wow, I can't believe I'm more than halfway through this pregnancy already! I'm so glad our holiday travel is over and I can just relax. The holidays, which I usually LOVE, just seemed like something to get though this year. I was tired, couldn't always eat or drink or rest when I needed to, and just wanted the comforts of my own home. <BR> <BR> Our gender reveal with the cupcakes went better than expected. I'm so glad we did something like that to announce the gender, it really made it s... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:05:45 EST It's a boy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4631848 My husband and I found out last Friday the 16th that we're having a boy! Even though we didn't care about gender one way or the other, and I really wasn't having any sort of inkling what it could be, I was still surprised to find out it's male. My dad has 7 sisters, I have 2, my husband has 2, all my first cousins have girls - I guess I just assumed I would follow in their footsteps! So it's taking a little bit to wrap my mind around. Now I have to consider things like to circumcise or no... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:22:13 EST Nearly 17 weeks along! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4610877 This week I caved and cut my hair. 11 inches going to Locks of Love :) Then the stylist took a little more off while finessing the cut, and I now have a cute bob again. Ahhhhh - I was SOOO sick of the long hair and all the hassle. Other people in the salon were coming over to watch, like it was a big deal, but what they don't know is that most of my life I've had short hair. It's my preferred length, I only grew it out for my wedding, and then to see how long I could get it, and then be... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 17:37:18 EST Gotta get back into a routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583561 Wow, I hadn't realized it'd been so long since my last blog. Needless to say, I'm back from Peru, in one piece :) While I enjoyed the trip, despite some changes in our itinerary, I would NOT recommend doing it while pregnant. Travel to a place where you can eat the produce, & it's closer to sea level, lol. But I'm glad overall that we went, and I definitely feel ready now to settle in and focus on the coming baby. <BR> <BR> Speaking of baby, we got a new larger couch a living room rug t... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:47:40 EST 2nd Sonogram http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544960 Yesterday was my 2nd OB appt ahead of my trip to Peru tomorrow. And lucky us my husband and I got to see our little "Stane" a second time! We had though we were just going to hear the heartbeat, but our doctor is sonogram happy (absolutely fine by me!) and thought we would love to see it again too. It took no time at all, literally two minutes. It was so cool to see the changes that had happened in the three weeks since our last one. Definite limbs now with fingers and toes instead of th... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:45:39 EST Two Weeks Until Peru http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4522979 It's the final countdown!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> heehee, ok ok, enough with the cheese. But I'm SO EXCITED for this trip! Macchu Picchu has been on my bucket list forEVER, and I'm finally going to get to check it off! My dream destination . . . . <BR> <BR> My first pre-natal visit went really well, and the OB wrote me prescriptions for an anti-malarial (for when we go into the Amazon Jungle), and something for altitude sickness (to help with Macchu Picchu). So no reason to be anxious about ... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 17:58:23 EST Check off another 2011 goal . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4483191 Yep, it seems I'm pregnant! Took two OTC tests, both saying yes, and I have my first sonogram at the end of the month. I need to hear the doctor tell me I'm really, truly pregnant for me to believe it. I just took the tests yesterday, and I've been wanting all day to take more to make sure they still say I'm pregnant. Weird much? We were aware of a pregnancy in June for one day, so now I'm all gun-shy that maybe it isn't real, or it's already spontaneously aborted ( a possibility with my... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:19:12 EST Wed 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4472614 Exercise: 25 min recumbent bike, 30 min weightlifting (bis, tris, back), stretching <BR> <BR> also had a chiro adjustment & a massage today. A very, very painful massage. Hence, I'm about to hit the sack and it's not even 10pm! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 3 eggs, 1/3 cup Amy's black bean chili, coffee, 1tsp sugar, 1TBS half & half <BR> <BR> Post-workout : 4 baby carrots, 1TBS hummus, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup peach slices, 3/4 cup strawberries <BR> <BR> Snack: tuna salad packet... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 22:37:22 EST Tues 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4471722 Exercise: 2 mile walk, 45 minutes weightlifting (legs & abs), stretching <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/4 cup chopped red pepper, 1 slice american cheese, coffee, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1TBS half & half, 1 godiva chocolate <BR> <BR> Post workout: 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder in 6oz H20 <BR> <BR> Lunch: 1 cup gluten free pasta, 13 small shrimp, 1/2 cup alfredo sauce, 3/4 cup green beans <BR> <BR> Snack: string cheese <BR> <BR> Dinner: Parmesan herb crusted tilapia, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup bro... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 14:14:35 EST Sunday 9/4 & Mon 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469942 <em>88</em> SUNDAY <em>88</em> <BR> Exercise - 1 mile walk <BR> <BR> Breakfast - 2 blueberry pancakes, 1 egg, 1/4 sliced strawberries, coffee, 1tsp sugar, 1TBS heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> Lunch - 3/4 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup peaches, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder <BR> <BR> Dinner - 1 cup gluten-free pasta, 15 small shrimp, 1/2 cup alfredo sauce, 3 artichoke heart chunks, slice of ice cream cake <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> MONDAY <em>88</em> <BR> Exercise - 1 mile walk <BR> <BR> Brea... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 17:22:14 EST Saturday 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4465779 Exercise: 1 mile walk <BR> <BR> Breakfast: small serving of leftover tikka masala, 2 godiva truffles <BR> <BR> Lunch: Panera 4-cheese egg souffle, Panera hazelnut coffee, with 3tsp sugar, 3TBS heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> Snacks: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 string cheese, 100cal microwavable kettle corn, 1/3 bottle Snapple peach iced tea <BR> <BR> Dinner: tilapia, 1.5 cups baby spinach, 1/4 cup strawberry slices, 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 2TBS yogurt blue cheese dressing, 3/4 cup brown ri... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:58:27 EST Friday 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464171 Exercise: 30min weight lifting (bis, tris, chest), 30min elliptical, 1 mile walk, stretching <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup black beans, 1 slice american cheese, coffee, 3tsp sugar, 3TBS heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> Lunch: 10 baby carrots, 3TBS hummus, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 20 pretzel nibblers <BR> <BR> Dinner: tilapia, 1.3 cup steamed broccoli, 1/2 cup coleslaw, 2 tortilla chips, 1 godiva <BR> <BR> Post-workout: 3/4 scoop chocolate protein powder in 6oz of H2O Sat, 3 Sep 2011 12:38:41 EST Thursday summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462791 Exercise: 1 mile walk, stretching <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 2 chocolate chip cookies, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup black beans, 3/4 slice american cheese, coffee, 3tsp sugar, 2TBS heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> Lunch: tuna salad packet, 5 mozzarella sticks <BR> <BR> Snack: 15 pretzel nibblers <BR> <BR> Dinner: lamb tikka masala (I occasionally eat meat, about once a month), 2 triangles of naan, 1 godiva chocolate <BR> <BR> Notes: low on freggies. I even had carrots and hummus sitting in front of me while... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:32:54 EST Tues & Wed summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460905 <em>267</em> <em>267</em> <em>267</em> TUESDAY: <BR> <BR> Exercise - 2 mile walk <BR> <BR> Breakfast - 2 eggs, 1/3 cup black beans, 1 slice american cheese, 1 godiva chocolate, 10.5 Snyder pretzel nibblers (3-cheese flavor), coffee, 3tsp sugar, 2TBS heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> Lunch - 5 Snyder pretzel nibblers, 1 banana, 2.5TBS natural peanut butter, 2 whole grain bread slices, 2/3 scoop chocolate protein powder w/ 6oz H20 <BR> <BR> Snack - 1 Godiva chocolate <BR> <BR> Dinner - 1.5... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:06:30 EST Monday Summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4455642 Exercise: nothing formal, but helped my sister finish moving into her 2nd floor apt. Lots of carrying things up those stairs, and a 1.5 hour shopping trip to Target! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup black beans, 1 slice american cheese, coffee, 3tsp sugar, 2TBS heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> Snack: 1 chunk light tuna salad packet, 1/2 cup cottage cheese <BR> <BR> Lunch: 2 bites rice, 1 steamed baby carrot, 5 sonic mozzarella sticks, 5 bites sonic oreo blast <BR> <BR> Dinner: tilapia,... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:36:36 EST Sunday summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4454835 Yep, super exciting blogs from here on out, ha! I'm going to review what I ate and what exercise I did. <BR> <BR> Exercise: 31 minutes on the recumbent bike (6.22 miles), 25 mins of weights (shoulders & back), stretching <BR> <BR> Breakfast: coffee, 3tsp sugar, 1TBS half & half, 3TBS 2% milk, oatmeal, 3/4 cup blueberries, 3/4 cup cottage cheese <BR> <BR> Pre-workout: 1 slice whole wheat bread, 2TBS natural peanut butter, 1TBS grape jelly, 2/3 scoop chocolate protein powder mixed w/ 6oz wa... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:51:58 EST Found a gym! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4451366 Checked out some gyms near me yesterday (those were the big plans my hubs and I had - driving around after dark with our dog, looking around the gyms and comparing our notes together in the car). And I have decided on one! It's five minutes from my house, no highway driving, AND it's under $11 per month per person - WITH TAXES. It's also month-to-month, no contract. As someone who's injury status can change with one workout, that's a biggie. My husband is only joining because we're doing th... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:58:19 EST Back from my roadtrip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445879 Hitting the gym for the first time in two weeks today- woohoo! This past week I was on the road, driving from Texas to Ohio and back for funeral. Too much restaurant food & no exercise beyond walking and some calisthenics in my hotel room. But today I’m visiting my sister at my alma mater (man it feels good to call it that!), bringing her some of the things she had stored at my house, & while there I’m going to use her ID & use the campus gym. Since it’s a 1.5hr drive each way, this definit... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:44:01 EST Week's Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4381538 Sunday - rest <BR> Monday - glutes <BR> Tuesday - 35min elliptical <BR> Wednesday - rest <BR> Thursday - 3.52 miles inclined treadmill, tris/bis/delts/ back <BR> Friday - 12.64 miles recumbent bike <BR> Saturday - 3mile neighborhood walk, abs/glutes/chest <BR> <BR> My eating was better this week than it had been the two week prior. The only restaurant food I ate was a california roll and part of a philadelphia roll on Tuesday - no Sonic at all! Win! <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I was waaaay of... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 18:56:51 EST Today's workout: glutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4370951 weighted plie squats: 40/25/23 <BR> weighted hip bridge: 15 x 3 <BR> hip extensions: 15 per leg x 3 <BR> step-ups: 15 per leg x 2 <BR> weighted in-and-out-squats: 16 x 3 <BR> <BR> May add in a walk tonight, and/or a shoulder routine as well. Can't say for sure - I've got a ton of studying to do! Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:06:57 EST Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356747 Today's legs workout, performed to Cults: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3 sets, with 15 reps each <BR> <BR> hip extensions <BR> weighted full squats <BR> weighted hip bridge <BR> wall squat <BR> weighted in & out squats <BR> step-ups <BR> weighted straight legged deadlifts <BR> calf raises <BR> weighted seated calf raises <BR> <BR> followed by stretching & some time with the foam roller! <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:07:26 EST July!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4335638 Besides the fact I still eat crap more days than not, I'm not sure how my weight is back at 138. But it is, so I am officially starting July off at 138. While I'd like a smaller number to declare, I actually don't really care, lol! Like I said before, my pain has reduced so much, and I know for a fact I'm stronger, and I actually like what I'm seeing in the mirror, so pffffttt. I thought this would be the summer of the garden, but I guess it's the summer of self-love - and boy am I feelin'... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:24:24 EST I'm baaa-aaack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4309505 Hey peeps! Can't even tell you how it warmed my heart to see I was missed :) <BR> <BR> My laptop died on me about 3 weeks ago so I was all iphone for a while. And it sucked, ha ha. But I got a new HP PC over the weekend so now I can get my spark on! <BR> <BR> Let's see . . . . I think last time I was asking where I should go for my graduation trip. Because - oh yeah - I'm freaking graduating thsi summer!!!! FINALLY. I have one more class to take, and then I can put this whole miser... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 23:31:03 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4251467 Soooo . . . I've been really wrapped up in tumblr. There's just not enough internet hours in the day to do both, so most of my time is going over to that site. I still pop in here to log food so I can see how my day breaks down. <BR> <BR> I'm now down just over 2lbs since May10th. Why May 10th? That's the day I finally bought a real scale and weighed myself! Up to that point all my weigh-ins had been on my WiiFit. The scale says a slightly higher reading than the WiiFit, so I'm only go... Mon, 23 May 2011 16:50:59 EST Friday recap - 17 days til Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4231501 Breakfast: <BR> -2 small eggs <BR> -1/2pat of butter <BR> -1/4 cup black beans <BR> -coffee <BR> - 3tsp sugar <BR> - 3TBS half and half <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> -3oz chunk light tuna <BR> -2TBS miracle whip <BR> -2/3 scoop chocolate protein powder <BR> -frozen bean burrito <BR> -1.5TBS black bean salsa <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> -1 funfetti cupcake <BR> <BR> Dinner; <BR> -1 cup quinoa pasta <BR> -1 cup steamed broccoli <BR> -10 cocktail shrimp <BR> 1/2 cup vodka marinara <BR> -1TBS sour cream <BR... Sat, 14 May 2011 01:01:58 EST Visual Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4230649 A celeb that routinely inspires with their style is Rachel Bilson. We're about the same height, and if I was at a better weight for me, then we would be the same build. I LOVE nearly everything she wears, even how she does her hair and make-up. Here's some pics of her in shorts (with some other celebs thrown in) that are gonna help keep me moving in the right direction: <BR> (thanks to runwaydaily.com) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l586590570.jpg"> <BR> <im... Fri, 13 May 2011 15:56:58 EST 19 days til Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4225458 omg, are there really only 19 days left?!? ugh . . . <BR> <BR> <BR> So yesterday, I bought my first ever "real" scale. Up to this point, I'd been relying on my WiiFit, and on gym scales and doctor visits. And I do not like what my scale says my weight is. But, I'm trying to just use it as a starting point. I can use it to measure how much I lose, even if I don't like the beginning and ending numbers, right? <BR> <BR> I also got a set of 5lb hand weights which I am LOVING. Cloudy day ... Wed, 11 May 2011 12:08:29 EST 20 days til Memorial Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4222736 In my mind, Memorial day is the official start to summer. It means bathing suit season is officially here to stay for the next three months. With that in mind, I'm working to lose four pounds during the month of May. If I don't reach this goal, I'm gonna try to not be upset, because I know that just by trying for it I'm making better choices and being healthier than if I didn't work toward it at all. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> -2/3 cup egg whites <BR> -1/2 cup black beans <BR> -2TBS black ... Tue, 10 May 2011 10:24:30 EST 21 days left: Memorial Day countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4220343 Breakfast: <BR> -coffee <BR> -3tsp sugar <BR> -3TBS half and half <BR> -2/3 cups egg whites <BR> -1/2 cup black beans <BR> -2TBS black bean salsa <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> -boca burger <BR> -skinny cow ice cream sandwich (the last one - yeah they're gone!) <BR> -3 hershey kisses <BR> <BR> Planned exercise: <BR> 30min walk <BR> home boot camp <BR> light stretching <BR> <BR> Knowing I can now exercise on MY schedule, according to how I'm feeling, is so liberating. I'll be picking up my medical ... Mon, 9 May 2011 11:49:13 EST Days 23 & 22 of memorial Day countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4218646 Day 23 (Saturday) was a rest day for sure. No formal exercise. AND I ate meat, which is note-worthy because I've been pescatarian since January. I'm not planning on changing that, I simply choose to eat meat yesterday. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> -oatmeal <BR> -1tsp brown sugar <BR> -3 small eggs <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> -1inx4in pounded flat pork schnitzel <BR> -20 hand cut french fries <BR> -peach iced tea (Texas Tea brand) <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> -2 hershey kisses <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> -4 ... Sun, 8 May 2011 18:07:54 EST