TIME4AFITME's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIME4AFITME TIME4AFITME'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/ Feb 7,2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3998943 Oh another Monday with lots of snow outside! Well the last week has not been so great. I have been feeling blah! Winter blues have hit and I am so looking forward to spring coming. Seems like we just keep getting more and more snow. At least it is Feb so we are getting there. <BR> <BR> The kids are sick again so that has gotten in the way of me making it to the gym. Took them to the doctor today and my youngest is now not so bad and my oldest has bronchitis. The doc also took a swab for bot... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 18:56:11 EST Sunday Jan 23,2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3954302 Well hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was nice my brother came for a visit and it is always nice to see him. See him every month but it always seem so long. We talk alot on the phone though. Anyway he came over we all played Wii and we chatted lots. It was great. <BR> <BR> The rest of the weekend that was not spent with my brother was good pretty peaceful! It was so cold out this weekend and I have to say I am ready for summer to come :-) Today my sister was down too and it was a bit ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:48:28 EST Tuesday Jan 18,2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3937159 Happy Tuesday! Weekend was pretty busy but nice overall. Did not get to the gym but did some walking and some playing with the Wii. Kids love that. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I worked and we had to take the girls to Greek dancing so no work out there. Just walking which I suppose is better then nothing. Today girls at school and me at the gym! Had a great workout and now I have to clean the house which is a workout it self. I am still feeling good overall. <BR> <BR> DH has been on midnights the ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:33:30 EST Friday Jan 14,2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3925691 Well Happy Friday! Day 4 of working out this week and I am feeling good. I added weights today too so that was nice. I am feeling it tonight but that is good. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am taking the girls to Greek school in the morning and I will be going to the gym! Then after I get them from school I will be going out for lunch with a friend. So happy and looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I spoke to my sister the big negative in my life and I also got some emails from her. They ar... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:04:45 EST Jan 12,2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3919284 Oh it is so nice to be getting back into a routine! The girls are back at school and I have been back at the gym. Two days so far and going tomorrow as well so that is good. My eating has been good as well. Hoping for a loss when i weigh in on Friday! <BR> <BR> I am doing well on limiting my time and energy with negative people in my life. I have to say it feels great. On Saturday I am going for lunch with a friend I have not seen in a long time so that will be fun. She is such an awesome ... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:39:25 EST Jan 10,2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3909645 Well we are all finally on the mend. We have all been sick so not on here or at the gym. Today we are finally feeling better so i am hoping tomorrow we will be back to our routine of school and gym! Hope you are all doing well. Have a great week Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:45:46 EST Tuesday Jan 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3890317 Woke up feeling awful. Sick to my stomach and all stuffy so all my plans for today did not happen. No gym. I did get in 75 min of walking because the girls still needed to go to school. It is 25 min there and back and i do that 3 times a day. I really thought that I would be sick while i was walking but I did ok. Hopefully after the rest i got today and getting a good night sleep tomorrow I will be better. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great day. Watching the rest of the BL and then bed. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 21:08:57 EST Monday Jan 3,2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885775 Well I missed a day but I am here now. So I took my measurements and weighed myself and I think i made some goals. <BR> <BR> So goals for Jan <BR> <BR> 1) drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> 2) workout for at least an hour 5- 6 days a week <BR> 3) eat at least 8 fruits and veggies a day <BR> 4) take a least 15 min a day for quiet time for myself <BR> 5) avoid any negativity in my life and think positive <BR> 6) say one positive thing to myself daily <BR> 7) blog daily <BR> <BR> Me... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:15:11 EST Saturday Jan 1, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3878454 Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all a healthy and happy 2011! <BR> <BR> I started the New Year just the way I wanted to even though I did have some objections from family. I did what needed to be done. Went to the gym first thing this morning and I loved it! The girls came and stayed in the playroom that they love so that was good. DH was super supportive! After that came home and got ready for an early dinner at my parents. I loaded up on the veggies and salad and ate just some rice and... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 21:31:57 EST Dec 31,2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3875236 I am sitting here thinking about the past year and the year ahead. I have to say that I am not sad to see 2010 go and start a New Year. <BR> <BR> I started 2010 off pretty good and then had some health issues and some prescription drugs given to me that totally did not agree with me and a doctor that would not listen to me. I spent quite a bit of time feeling scared and worried and then I did something to take care of me. I found a new doctor that would listen to me that switched my meds a... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:03:02 EST The Month of June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3401767 Well it has been a while since I did a blog but I feel like it is time for me to get this out and hoping that writing it will also help me move on. Maybe someone will read this that can tell me something that will help me. <BR> <BR> It was a difficult mth because I was in ER two nights in a row. They at first thought it was a stroke and then went to a TIA. So after the first night they sent me home and said to go back if the symptoms started again and lasted longer then 15 min. So the next... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 20:10:35 EST May 28/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3278241 Boy is it ever easy to put yourself on the back burner and make everything else and everyone else a priority!! Yes that is what all of May was about for me. Dealing with that and financial stuff and forgetting about what I need. Aside from my walking there has been no exercise in May. Thank goodness for the walking though oh yes and the treadmill when I was away. <BR> <BR> I had promised myself that I would never do that again and I so easily let it all go. I just focused on everyone else. ... Fri, 28 May 2010 20:44:11 EST April 12, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3109029 Well new week and I have already gone for a walk this morning. I am all set to go with healthy choices in the fridge. Last week was great I lost 3lbs! So I am almost to my goal for the mth but plan on working to get to that goal or surpass it! <BR> I am feeling really excited and I have to say that loss made me more focused on what needs to be done! <BR> <BR> Beautiful day today so will be outside and active with the girls! Have a great day and week all! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:24:37 EST Goals for April! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3084096 Just taking sometime to write out my goals for the mth! <BR> <BR> 1) stay within calorie range with healthy food choices <BR> 2) 360 weekly fitness minutes <BR> 3) at least 60 min cardio 6x a week <BR> 4) 3 days strength training <BR> 5) say at least one positive thing about me daily <BR> 6) play outside more with the kids now that the weather is better <BR> 7) MEASUREMENTS! <BR> 8) aim to lose 5lbs this mth at least. <BR> 9) plan meals <BR> <BR> Think that is it! <BR> <BR> I am going t... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:04:39 EST April 2,2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3072036 Well here we go to a new month! Yesterday I woke up actually feeling focused and more motivated to do this then I have in a while. It has not been a great few mths in regards to weightloss and motivation for me so I was quite happy to feel this way. I tried before that to force myself to get on track but it did not work so now I feel it. I think with my job loss and other things I was not focusing on what I needed to focus on. I wanted to be at a lower weight by now but it will take me a ... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 08:29:22 EST starting again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3026699 Okay so I have spent the last 3 days sick in bed with plenty of time to think. I was thinking alot about why I have not been losing any weight the last I guess to be honest few mths. Can not count the up and down of the same 2lbs! I have decided that I need to be more honest with my food intake I am sure that I have not entered everything in my tracking and I know that I have to eat better then i have been. Healthy choices the majority of the time. I also need to change up my exercise. <BR... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:48:44 EST March 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2959412 Hope everyone is having a great week. I just really needed to blog so here I am! Ok so TOM came to visit and I am so moody this week...plus the headache does not help at all. On the plus side it has been beautiful out. Cold but not to cold really and SUNNY! That sun sure helps you want to get going. I have not missed a workout at all this week and today I even did extra. It is supposed to be nice for at least the next 7 days so I am going to move some of my workouts outside and try running ... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 19:43:07 EST March goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2943453 Well Happy March everyone! Last mth not so great...gained 3lbs but last week I was back on track so I am sure to have a loss this coming week. I started today ready to take on the month. I have eaten well and exercised some today so I am on my way. Since last mth I did not do well with my goals so I am repeating them this month but I will do GREAT with them this month and need new ones for April. <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals for the mth <BR> <BR> 1) MAKE HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES <BR> 2) stay in range... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:55:23 EST February 21/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2910895 Well this mth so far has been ok. It started out great with working out and eating well. I got frustrated because i was not losing weight but I still kept at it then I had an issue with my varicose veins and we thought it was a clot. So I had to keep the leg elevated. It took them 3 days to figure out that it was not a clot thank goodness. So that combined with already feeling frustrated I just ate and kept the leg elevated. No exercise even though I am sure I could have figured something to... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:07:24 EST February 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2871677 Well I have wanted to blog but I have been so frustrated. I felt that if I blogged that I would be a failure. I have been exercising and eating well ( a couple not so good things but within range) and i have not lost a pound! I have been doing weights 3 days a week and cardio 6 days with one day off. Why am I not losing? I am trying so hard to stay focused and I keep saying to myself that all this is good for me which it is and I know that but I sometimes feel so frustrated. <BR> <BR> I do ... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:17:15 EST February 1, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2824890 Well yet another mth has gone by! Kinda exciting that Spring is getting closer...yes I am so tired of the cold and snow! Winter in general. <BR> <BR> January was not great for me..no loss but not the worst either in other ways. I met all the goals I set for myself other then losing and well my food was mostly within range just not the healthiest choices. Both my girls were sick for over a week and it seemed like I gave myself that as an excuse to eat whatever as long as i was in range. Not ... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:59:04 EST The Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2759252 Okay so I had some cookies this weekend! Yes the kids wanted oreos DH bought them and I had a few. I never buy Oreos cause they are my favourite. I know that a few cookies (2 today and 2 yesterday) is not the end of the world but I had to write that down. I am not beating myself up I am just getting back at it tomorrow. <BR> <BR> This weekend I relaxed a bit. I took Saturday and Sunday off from exercise. I did not give myself a day off since the beginning of the year and I really felt I nee... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:19:59 EST Jan 13/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2741566 Well I am doing much better lately with everything! So much so that I thought I needed a new name for SPARKS....I am now TIME4AFITME. I wrote down a bunch of names I liked read them to my oldest daughter and she said she liked that one. I do too! <BR> <BR> I have been doing well with food and exercise and I am feeling really good. I am focusing on my clothes more then the number on the scale even though I want to be under 200 SOON! I am working hard and staying focused so I know it will hap... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:23:20 EST Jan 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2711711 Man I have no idea what is wrong with me! I have been exercising daily and staying within my calorie range...middle range so need to work on that. Should be great but I am just so short tempered! I just feel like I could snap at any minute. The smallest things make me feel so stressed and I am having a hard time staying calm. I feel like screaming but it might scare the girls :-) I am not sleeping well and I feel on edge all the time. How do I stop feeling like this and most of all why do I f... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 20:39:10 EST Jan 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2688455 Well today was good...ate on track and the right foods. Exercised on top of my Boot Camp video so I feel good. <BR> Now I am having a cup of chamomile tea and watching Desperate Housewives. Kids are in bed so it is quiet. This is the time I end up in the kitchen lately and start picking. So today I promise myself that I will not do that. The kitchen is closed! I have eaten enough and anymore would just be extra that is not needed. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to post so that I stay out of the kit... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 21:18:49 EST January 2,2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2682625 Well I have been doing better with food and with getting some exercise the the last 2 days. Each day will just get better as I focus on myself. <BR> <BR> I have a pledge that I am making to myself that is from a book I am reading: <BR> <BR> I will give to myself as I give to others. <BR> I will value my health as I value the health of my loved ones. <BR> I won't ask " Should I or shouldn't I?" about matters of self-care. <BR> I will just do it. <BR> I humbly accept that I must work to... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:18:47 EST End of another year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2669860 What a year it has been. I am so looking forward to 2010 and i know that it will be a great year...how do I know I can just feel it. 2010 will be the year that I will get to my goal. No hoping or wishing it WILL happen. It is all in my hands. <BR> <BR> I have learned alot this past year about myself, weight loss and just life. I call 2009 my year of growth. I have accepted alot and dealt with alot of issues. I realized that I deserve good things and good people in my life and that I am a g... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 20:26:09 EST Motivating myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2577290 Well yesterday I was not feeling well so I spent alot of the day on the couch. About the middle of the afternoon I was feeling better and I felt like eating EVERYTHING! Especially carbs! Then of course cause I was not feeling 100% I started to doubt that I was making progress with this journey. I know the ticker says that I am doing ok but in my mind I was not. I wonder if I should put my ticker at my heaviest weight of 300? Lost some before Sparks. <BR> <BR> I have to admit I did eat a li... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:14:39 EST A kind of victory for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2557165 Well this week I have been under the weather and had a headache from Sunday til Wed. Thank goodness it was gone today not sure I could have handled another day with that. <BR> <BR> So today I woke up headache free, feeling positive and focused on what I need to do. It was a beautiful sunny day so went out walking this morning. It has been a beautiful week. All day was great. I sent an email to my brother and sister asking them about Christmas and after I replied back to my sister she start... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:14:27 EST New Month...November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2532380 Well I have to say that I am glad that October is done. It was not such a good month for me. I was on track and off track so much that I made myself dizzy! With Thanksgiving and Halloween I just gave in to temptation to much. <BR> <BR> As I look back over the month though I can say that it was not as bad as it would have been in the past, that I still kept with some exercise, that eating unhealthy food really did not do it for me. All good things to know! I did lose a couple pounds so that... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 21:24:02 EST So Over it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2486678 After last weekend and Thanksgiving I was feeling down on myself and disappointed with the extras I ate. I spent a few days I guess dwelling on it and feeling bad about me but everytime I ate after last weekend I always thought about what I was eating and mostly stuck to my plan. Which is so not what I used to do after I had a bit extra. Then finally something in me said enough girl get over it! So I did that, I got over it and moved on from there. I have been doing well since and feel good. ... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 19:16:28 EST Tuesday October 13/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2476624 Well Thanksgiving is over and I did not do as well as I was hoping that I would do. I did well on Saturday..dinner 1 but Sunday and Monday not so much. Then today I am having a hard time staying focused. Maybe it is the withdrawal from the food and dessert! I kinda disappointed myself because I have been working so hard and I finally made it to pre-pregnancy weight which was 6 years ago since my oldest is 5!! I was excited and going to the weekend with that but that even did not keep me on t... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 18:05:08 EST This week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2410029 I just need to write! This week was a long and hard week for me. Nothing to do with my weight loss journey...well maybe it does in a way..maybe this is why there is a weight loss journey! <BR> <BR> I had to take my oldest to ER because she put a bead up her nose. I have heard now that this is normal activity for kids but I was worried at the time. Anyway my mom came with us and of course on the way to the hospital she started saying that it was my fault and all these negative things about me... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:25:59 EST Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2381041 Well the last couple weeks have not been so great for me. I went to visit some relatives a couple weeks ago and they all noticed that I was losing weight and told me so. What do I do I slack off! It felt so great to hear that but why when anyone tells me how great I am doing and I look I suddenly lose my focus? It is like I am almost saying to myself ok you can take it easy now. How can I do that since I have so far to go! I have been eating a bit more freely but have not gained so that is a ... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 21:16:45 EST August 19/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2330075 Funny I like blogging! Anyway it has been a month and a bit since I can actually really truely say that I am focused on this journey. It took a while to get my mind in the right place but it is there. I have had a few slip ups the last month but I just kepted going I did not give up and i will not give up. It is all part of life so I just counted it in my calories. I have lost 10lbs since July 12 not a bad start. <BR> <BR> I am actually enjoying focusing a little on me and showing my girl... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:48:07 EST Today! August 13/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2312975 Well I woke up early today and from the time i got out of bed I just feel out of sorts. Not sure why but I do. I decided to go for a walk since that usually helps me clear my head but nope not that helpful today I am still in a funk. Then I thought ok the kids and I will go to the mall for some stuff that we needed and I would take the girls for lunch. I had a protein shake before we left so I was not so hungry...had a tea and a cookie yes a cookie. That was it though, even though the fries t... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:50:23 EST New month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2280320 Well a new month once again! July was a good month for me overall I learned that I do have it in me to do this. Actually since July 22 when it really all came together for me I have lost 9lbs! I worked hard , ate well and focused on me and all the positive instead of the negative and it started working. <BR> <BR> Last week was kinda rough a death in the family, a disagreement with my mom and one with my sister (that is normal) I felt really down on Thursday and Friday and I gave in a bit ha... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 12:36:18 EST I think it clicked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2251461 Finally I think something in me clicked and I am actually doing this again. I have been so back and forth the last couple years and so close to giving up but last Sunday July 12,2009 it clicked. It wasn't anything specific but suddenly it fell into place and I started eating healthy without thinking about it that much. Same with exercise it has just been part of my day. I even have started running and I have to say I love it! Never thought I would say that. So I am down 6 lbs since then and I... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 20:32:11 EST Almost a New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1625603 Well today when I woke up I started thinking how much time I wasted this past year. I kept saying that I was going to lose weight but that was the problem I just kept saying it I never actually did it! I wasted the year talking and not doing. I have lost weight but none of that this year. So today not Jan 1 but today I am cleaning out the fridge going for groceries and starting to focus. I have to make 2009 mine! I have to get back into exercising today!!! <BR> I can not waste anymore time j... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 09:14:48 EST July 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1368195 Well i having been doing so great the last couple weeks have lost a couple lbs have been working out and tonight it was like i just did not care. i snacked more then i should have and now i just feel crappy! <BR> Tomorrow back on track . Starting a new challenge with the Done girls on Aug 1 and I am so excited. Just needed to post a bit. <BR> <BR> I am going to do this! Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:30:51 EST march 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1100887 Have been feeling a bit disappointed in myself with the lack of weight loss but have decided today to step it up a bit and to stop making excuse my bad choices. looked at anothers Sparkpage and she was at my start weight and now at what is also my goal. I want that! I will do this Thu, 27 Mar 2008 15:04:03 EST