TRICIA08's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TRICIA08 TRICIA08'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/ Too many excuses...no more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258083 I've been doing the restart game again...and I'm over it! <BR> <BR> Almost a year ago I moved 5 hours away to a new job and a new life as a single girl. I was fit and in shape better than I had been in years (kinda goes with being newly single I'm thinking). I transferred to a new facility and over time started making friends....... <BR> <BR> and slacking because I was "too busy to work out" or "too tired". <BR> <BR> I gained 10 lbs. I have a ton of clothes that don't fit again. WTH? <BR> ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:24:42 EST Why do you do what you do what you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163877 It's not about losing weight anymore. I realized I love my body no matter what the size. <BR> It's about loving me...being FIT...being strong and knowing I can kick ass when needed. <BR> And my ass...yes, it's about that too. It's curvy and it fits in my jeans the way it's supposed to....sexy, not bony. <BR> <BR> It's taken me a long time to appreciate that you can have curves and still be hot! I used to think I had to be thin to be hot....I understand better now and I love me for me. <BR> ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:09:02 EST Turbo Kick training! I did it!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089462 I just had one of the most INTENSE days of my adult years! <BR> <BR> 8 hours of TurboKick! <BR> <BR> As you know from previous posts I've always wanted to be an instructor so today was the day that I made it happen! <BR> <BR> I got off work at 6am and drove almost 2 hours to the gym where training was being held. As I walked in I was greeted by the site of many other tired, cold, but very excited faces and I knew it was going to be a great day! <BR> <BR> Our instructor was Kristina Sull... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:27:37 EST The day is finally here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088499 Tomorrow. Is. THE.Day! <BR> I get off work at 6am....then it's an hour and a half drive to the gym where I'm getting certified for TurboKick instructor at! <BR> I'm excited....and yes, nervous! I've studied the books for the written test....worked on my form until I don't even want to look at me again LOL....and kept up with my additional cardio and strength training so that I can just be ready! <BR> <BR> It's been ages since I was on a riser and in front of a class and I really have missed ... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 23:43:33 EST But why do it if it's dangerous? My job, my life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084300 I get asked a lot why I chose to be a Corrections Officer....at the age of 40. <BR> At the time I started I was looking to get away from anything I'd ever done. My life had went into a total overhaul after my partner and I split and I was lost. I think, as silly as it may sound now, that I needed to feel "tough". <BR> <BR> Now, a little over a year later...I still do what I do but I've grown to appreciate my job. It's tough...oh hell yes it's tough....I deal with people I never imagined exi... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:24:32 EST And I ran, I ran so far away...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082801 So running... <BR> yeah, I don't do it! <BR> Ok I did when I did the Warrior Dash but not a lot of it lol! <BR> <BR> Anyway, one of the guys I work with wanted a workout partner a couple of days a week so we were talking and decided "let's do this"! <BR> <BR> Friday morning we stayed after work (there's a gym where I work....it's not much but it's not bad) and started off the morning with a run. Ok...he ran...I ran a bit, walked fast a bit, ran a bit more. The whole time he was being encou... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:20:58 EST Just a catch all of random chattiness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076567 I am so excited! In 9 more days I'll be taking my TurboKick certification class! I can't wait! I've really missed being an instructor and I'm excited to have the chance to get back to it. (For those who came in recently I used to be a Zumba instructor but unfortunately after my partner and I split up I kinda just stopped with everything for a while). Anyway...I loved Zumba but the market is super saturated here and since I also love Turbo I'm going to go with it now! (I can't figure out if I'... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 01:26:30 EST Goaaaaaaal! (And a music question) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050143 Today I went to the gym after waking and I was determined to take my treadmill time up another notch. I've been doing 4.0 incline with 4.0 speed....so not rockin' it like I should. Today I slammed it up a notch to 6.0 incline with 5.0 speed. (I'm not a "runner" really so I'm not aiming for speed as much as incline). <BR> <BR> Did a little on weights as well....starting to see a little defination back in the guns! YES! <BR> <BR> On a side note....tell me 5 songs that are rockin' your workout... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 19:54:56 EST Busy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049285 Well it's my 3 day weekend to work (I'd say boo but since I have every other off it's ok) and I tend to make it to the gym less on my work days (I work 12 hour shifts...nights...so it's a little harder). <BR> <BR> Now I just find a spot at work (the bathroom...laugh if you want it's ok) and do wall pushups, jumping jacks, and the like. It's not the best but at least I'm getting some time in! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend!!!! Sat, 8 Sep 2012 01:07:58 EST Back again and ready to win! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044491 I've been gone for a looooong while! But I'm back and ready to get back to being the Spark Diva I am! <BR> <BR> Since my last visit SO much has happened it would take days so I'll give the short version (ha)! <BR> <BR> I moved from the town I lived and loved in for almost 20 years to a new space 5 hours away. I live near Chicago now and I think it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I love it here! I didn't know a soul but that was part of why I did it. <BR> I now work at Indi... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 19:50:10 EST Today, Friday 1/27/2012, I WILL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706382 1) I will continue to believe in ME! <BR> <BR> 2) I will not let anyone else bring me down with words or actions, I control my happiness! <BR> <BR> 3) I WILL drink 64 oz of water! <BR> <BR> 4) I Will workout for at least 45 minutes! <BR> <BR> 5) I will take care of things that have been on the back burner for far to long! <BR> <BR> 6) I will start the planning to make another item off of my "list" <BR> <BR> 7) I will make at least 3 people smile! <BR> <BR> 8) I will tell myself that I ... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 02:50:50 EST Where I've been and where I'm going...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688246 A lot of things happened since the last time I was on here..... <BR> <BR> 1) My partner of 16 years and I are no more, not by my choice but these things happen I guess. The beginning of the end started in 2010 and by March of 2011 my life changed. <BR> <BR> 2) My daughter graced me with a Grandson 9/12/11 ...Sir Scribble...he's a doll and made life a little sweeter while it was so tough. <BR> <BR> 3) In the process of all the changes going on I am not currently a Zumba instructor (but plan... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:43:31 EST Here I am ;P http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3639813 Still here....really! I've just been SO busy that I haven't had time to be on Spark much at all :S <BR> <BR> But I'm back....and I'll catch up soon! Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:17:49 EST Ramblings of ....well, just ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2808215 Who knows where this blog will lead.....random I'm sure! <BR> <BR> The hair is growing back now. I buzzed it down one more time not long after but I'm missin' the pink hair that is just Me so it's time to grow back now. Lots of money was raised and I feel so privilaged to be a part of that! <BR> <BR> Life has been busy. I'm a big believer in the Power Of Positive Thinking and have really really concentrated on doing just that. Guess what? It works! 2010 has started off really well with life... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:05:27 EST Yum, recipe sharing again lol! BBQ Pork in the crock and fries! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2791027 I'm on a cooking binge again I guess. Today I made another super easy meal so I wanted to share it. <BR> <BR> Crock Pot Pork Roast BBQ <BR> You need: <BR> <BR> Pork Roast (Whatever size you choose, I had a small one just b/c it's the 2 of us tonight) <BR> 1/8 cup of beer of your choice <BR> Tblsp of chopped garlic <BR> 2 Tblsp brown sugar <BR> BBQ sauce of your choice (Tonight was honey based) <BR> <BR> <BR> Season all over the roast with the garlic and sugar <BR> Place roast in crock po... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:41:46 EST My tuna salad makeover..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2785260 I'm so NOT a fan of relish or plain mayo so therefore typical Tuna Salad doesn't really rock my world. I'm guessing I'm not alone on that so thought I would share how I make tuna salad. It's quick, easy, and the calories aren't too off the charts either. <BR> <BR> StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch (1 pouch is 90 calories) <BR> 2 boiled eggs, peeled and chopped fine (77 calories each) <BR> 2 tbls kraft fat free ranch (50 calories) <BR> <BR> Mix these three items together and add a dash of Caven... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:53:06 EST Oooo lovin' the Wii Fit Plus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2784222 So tonight I'm wandering through the store and decide that I realllllly want to get Wii Fit Plus since my addiction to Wii Fit isn't bad enough already LOL! <BR> <BR> I get to the house, TV on....Plus disc in....happy little scale guy there to wave at me as usual...ahh familiar, nice. <BR> <BR> Hmmm what are all these new things? <BR> <BR> Custom routines....nice, I really like this for when I want to be more specific on what I'm doing so that's a cool add on. <BR> <BR> My Routine....su... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:16:47 EST 10 calories?! Here's some snack ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2773003 Saw this on self.com and wanted to share for others who are looking for a way to rev up their snack options too. This is great if you make 100 calorie packs to mix and match or even just helpful so you have a clue how much that one bite or so was! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> •1 navel orange segment <BR> •1 Whopper <BR> •2 large strawberries <BR> •4 1/2 mini-marshmallows <BR> •1 Wheatables cracker <BR> •12 1/2 blueberries <BR> •1 1/2 almonds <BR> •2 1/2 Jelly Belly jelly beans <BR> •1 French onio... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:30:40 EST Photo from the shaving 'o the head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2747418 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/0/b405410886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me New Year's Eve <BR> <BR> This is me tonight. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/1/b615646461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What an amazing night filled with love ....so many heads were shaved, it was just awesome and there are no words to describe how I feel about all those involved. <BR> Thank you to my SP friends for all your support as well! <BR> <BR> LIVE. <BR> Live your life to be BOLD! Take the ... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:43:16 EST "Why are you shaving your head?" Answers to this week's question :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2742634 So tonight I'm sitting here with my hair....colored pink one more time before tomorrow. (Note, I was SO careful coloring because the last thing I want is pink scalp LOL). <BR> <BR> I've been asked why I'm doing this? Well, aside from a beautiful 4 year old who has to spend everyday without hair while she's going through treatments (see <link>www.isarose.wordpress.com </link> ) there's more as well. <BR> <BR> This past Fall I lost both my brother in law, Haywood, a gentle and sweet Southe... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:05:55 EST Wii = Wheeeeee = Eeeeee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2733181 Eeeee gads! I am sore this morning! <BR> <BR> My fab mother in law purchased a Wii and Wii Fit last year and it's been a while since we really used it. Started back hardcore the other night. Last night I was beating the heck out of the punching bag on Fit....whew I feel it today....jelly arms! <BR> <BR> So who else is addicted to working out with their Wii? What's your fave things to do? I love the Wii Fit program because I can get in a little bit of everything....yoga to start and stretch... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:18:06 EST Not just losing weight....losing my hair too!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2729658 Well, it's not just weight I'm losing in 2010.... <BR> I'm losing my hair, on purpose! <BR> <BR> Short version is that this Thursday....at 6pm.....I will be having my head shaved to honor the fabulous 4yo Isa who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I'm still taking donations so if anyone is interested in donating please feel free to paypal buttonskennett@yahoo.com (which is my MIL's paypal so you don't get confused when you see a different name) or even snail mail me at Tricia McDowell PO B... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:38:42 EST Songs to Rock a Workout too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2703800 Saw a post by Coach Nicole that had me thinking...what songs really make wanna work it? <BR> <BR> Probably will add more to this later but the top ones in my mind at this time are: <BR> <BR> That's Not My Name ~ The Ting Tangs (I think) <BR> Dancing Queen ~ Abba <BR> Fat Bottom Girls~ Queen (ok odd choice but I love it) <BR> SuperBi*ch~ Pink <BR> Poker Face~ Lady Gaga <BR> Shake It~ Metro Station <BR> 1985~ Bowling For Soup <BR> TubThumping~ Chumbawumba <BR> Girls On Film~ Duran Duran <BR> ... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:09:00 EST Here I go again....no excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2686763 I lost my spark. I did. A few months ago I just stopped sparking and stopped counting and working out and guess what <BR> I gained it all back....yep ALL of it. I went from the 171 that I was happy to be getting to back to 184. <BR> Tears. Pointless though they've occurred. <BR> Anger. For what reason? I made a choice so where do I have any right to be angry. <BR> <BR> 2009 was a tough year, I tried to use that as an excuse....no reason to do that...because it's just that an EXCUSE. <BR> <... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 16:54:22 EST I am DONE! Today is the first day of a New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2100840 Last night as I was working out I noticed the constant shortness of breath. I can't keep up and it's pissing me off. It's my own fault and it's time I do something about it. <BR> <BR> 23 years ago...yes 23 years....at the age of 14 (hell it may have been before that) I picked up my first cigarette and started a habit that has plagued me all my life. Sneaking around smoking in school and spending time in detention. Smoking while having bronchitus (sp?) and hacking between drags. Smoking while... Thu, 28 May 2009 10:32:02 EST WOW....I'm so loving it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2099935 Ok, so I'm not dropping the pounds as quickly as I was....BUT....the inches.....wowsers, it's just going so well! <BR> <BR> I can fully admit it now...I'm addicted to turbo! A d d i c t e d! LOL! Wanna know why? It pumps my energy level to insane highs! AND... <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> 2 years ago I was in a size 20...and yes, I'm not scared to admit that...I did it to myself and I have no one else to blame but me. I had crossed 200 on the scale which I had never had happen before. Emotional... Thu, 28 May 2009 00:17:45 EST I DARE YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2084218 I dare you to join our team and take me up on my Dare challenges for the weekend!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11581x33426<BR>x25734853 </link> <BR> <BR> Have an AMAZING weekend everyone!!! Fri, 22 May 2009 10:00:37 EST I started a Spark Team!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2074559 So I got brave and started a Spark Team after not seeing one that fit what I was looking for! <BR> <BR> I'm all about Wish Lists/Bucket Lists/whatever you call them and wanted to have a place for others who have dreams and dares and goals to achieve on their list! <BR> <BR> Join me? <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=33426 </link> Tue, 19 May 2009 08:34:45 EST Right on the edge.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2069793 First and importantly...the ankle is better....whew! It wasn't too bad but I didn't go to Turbo Wed & Thurs just in case. I did go Friday with a wrap on it and didn't do anything that I felt might aggrivate it! For the most part I've been cautious all weekend so I can get back to Turbo this coming week. Thank you to everyone for the well wishes (and lectures lol)! <BR> <BR> My mother in law bought a Wii.....Wheeeeee....this has been fun getting to know it the last couple of nights. You can r... Sun, 17 May 2009 17:05:49 EST ...and then it went sideways! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2057537 So I said the week was starting off so well ....haha.... tonight I get my gettin' up and head to do my usual Tuesday night Turbo. Now, after shooting at the music fest all weekend I'd noticed a little bit of tenderness in my left ankle. No biggie, just figured it was from all the squatting and climbing and sitting and standing to shoot. <BR> <BR> Arrival at gym....here I am...whoo hoo...I'm pumped and I'm excited and I even have a friend there for her first class (not sure if said friend lov... Wed, 13 May 2009 00:06:08 EST Another week and starting off right.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2054444 It's 12:04am and here I sit...tired but not quite to the state of sleep yet...soon, very soon. <BR> <BR> This weekend was beyond fun! Friday night I had the pleasure of hanging with my Beloved and 2 of our good friends. Steaks for dinner and some fabulous wine (all in moderation of course). (note to all Reggae Red is fabulous!). Then we played a, are you ready for this, board game. Well, it's a little modern I guess....DVD controlled game called Atmosphere. After that we all kinda fell in... Tue, 12 May 2009 00:17:39 EST What a week! Month! Year so far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2021405 Look...I'm back again LOL! <BR> <BR> Been missing all my Spark friends but as always, life has been busy busy. <BR> <BR> Proud of myself though....still doing Turbo at least twice a week (OMG, can I call myself a Turbo Girl now LOL). I really appreciate what I'm seeing it doing. I can see the inches coming off and I can see more curves and less round :P The only part I've had to readjust a bit is my calories. The past 3 weeks I just haven't really been losing weight wise and watching the Bi... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:43:58 EST Whew...here for a few~ Life has been busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2004253 Hi everyone! I'm missing my Spark Friends but I've been so busy I come on long enough to enter food and fitness and it's off again! <BR> <BR> Let's see....newest and coolest is that I am in the process of working on a studio...well, more of a shooting gallery then a storefront, but even having that is a blessing! A friend had a one bedroom "house" behind her house and it wasn't being used for anything...so she said I was welcome to shoot there and I can do whatever I want...YAY! I've been wo... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 01:29:32 EST Gratitude for so many things..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1962261 I've borrowed the idea for this from my SP friend THECOOLESTSARAH, her blogs are fab and I enjoyed reading it. <BR> <BR> Some things that make my world the beautiful place that it is! <BR> <BR> 1) The joys of motherhood aka my awesome daughter, Shandi. I never saw myself as a parent 18 years ago...then 17 years ago that all changed. She's a tough cookie with a heart of gold and I am SO proud and SO happy that she's my daughter! She's my favorite model to have in front of the camera and an ... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 22:08:35 EST This week I'm feeling good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1960883 WHat a week...I don't even think I know where to begin and since I'm limited on time (off to lunch with my Beloved today) this may be a short teaser....yep, I think it will...so <BR> <BR> Turbo Tuesday as everyone knows was an interesting challenge...but it rocked! <BR> <BR> Wednesday I went out to my new "studio" to be.... <BR> <BR> Thursday I SO did Turbo again LOL...more to come on that later <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> this morning was another trail hike (and tomorrow will be too!). <BR... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:29:16 EST I love sharing the Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1956690 And in loving to share it .....two of my good friends are on here as well...so if you have a second stop by and say hello on STARR69 and Lori.Martinho's pages (I shot Lori's wedding last year!). They're both fabulous people and I'm glad they're sparkers too! SDSPFS is another friend....I didn't share the spark with her first but I'm glad she's on here as well. <BR> <BR> Cheer your friends on! <BR> <BR> Now go and welcome some newbies and Cheer them on as well! <BR> <BR> It's almost the we... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 23:24:34 EST My first Turbo Kick class aka OMG am I NUTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1952927 Turbo kick is huge here, really...like the gym that has been having it has 50 people per class and they are ON it! I've thought about it from time to time but just really didn't want to be in a class so huge...I'm a klutz...lives could be in danger here kids! <BR> <BR> So the gym I'm a member at (shout out to Miles Ridge Fitness Center) is a smaller gym that just decided to build on a smoothie bar AND a workout classroom. Haven't tried the bar yet but tonight...tonight I braved Turbo Kick wi... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 20:40:01 EST Hiking the Stairway from He!! ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1945165 I.Hurt. <BR> <BR> Wow! <BR> <BR> Hiking again today...went off the path because we saw steps that went up to another trail that looked rarely used. GEE, maybe there was a reason for that! (I may have spoke of the steps last weekend that we had planned on checking out...these are them). <BR> <BR> So, we head up the steps and start up this unknown, beautiful path in the middle of nowhere....just a short bit up the trail there's another set of step (yes, concrete steps in the middle of nothin... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 14:43:04 EST Sparkpeople...friends...and more thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1938274 Isn't it funny...the friends you make because of the internet. Who knew when they started this journey of becomming healthier that finding SparkPeople would lead to finding some of the most amazing people. There are people on here that I would love to meet .....strangers not long ago who have become a part of my support group. Friends who now share my stories...my joy...my laughter....my pain and my fears. If I could take a moment to meet the person who started SP to begin with the first thin... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 21:54:57 EST Tonight was an arse kicking night ! Wheeee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1935446 Today was just a great day overall. The weather was pretty and not overcast for the first time in days and work was so busy the day flew by. <BR> <BR> My Beloved had an important meeting at work and had to dress up a tad more then the norm. Due to the weight she doesn't...or didn't...seem to notice she had lost, we went on a shirt buying spree last night. She ended up with a beautiful, flattering shirt that really showed her loss off. So much that she finally saw what she's been accomplishi... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 00:22:17 EST Breakdown....of the munching kind! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1931889 Ugh! What is it that makes us give in? <BR> <BR> For me I guess it's night's working on business stuff. <BR> <BR> I had told myself no snacking after 9pm and had been doing ok at it. I'm an insomniac so it's a challenge on those nights I'm up til 1 or 2 and sometimes I might end up with a granola bar. Tonight though...SHEESH....I'm working on editing a reunion I shot last week and trying to get some wedding shots loaded up and really needing to get orders in from last weekend's party. As ... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:27:18 EST What a busy weekend! WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1924071 Good Sunday everyone....or those who read my blog because my rambles entertain LOL! <BR> <BR> This weekend has been nonstop! <BR> <BR> Friday I worked until 5 and headed home to throw on a change of clothes because I had a Fantasy Party to go and do at 7. Ran in the door...tossed all the fun stuff together .....grabbed new catalog and almost forgot the briefcase and out the door we went. What a TON of fun this one was and we ended up with happy hostesses who had lots of freebies! <BR> <BR... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 19:55:21 EST A rainy day to a Beautiful afternoon! (photos from shoot with daughter!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1916454 Today started off rainy....bleech! Over that! But as the day progressed the sky started getting a bit less cloudy and a bit more blue. Lucky me that I was off at 1 this afternoon...well, actually I made the schedule so that helped haha. <BR> <BR> Spring Break week here and Shandi found a fab dress at the thrift store the other day ($5 whoo hoo). "Mom, we should go shoot!". Who would say no to that LOL! <BR> <BR> We wandered here and there and had a great time so I thought I'd share a few o... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:26:25 EST Live every moment....don't give up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1910401 Tonight I walked 2 miles again. <BR> <BR> On my 3rd lap (it takes 5) I started thinking "you know, this is good I think I'll stop after this one." <BR> <BR> MP3 player kickin' in my ear. <BR> <BR> Thinking while walking..as always...about life and the things that affect us. <BR> <BR> A song starts.... <BR> <BR> "I was in my early forties with a lot of life before me when a moment came that stopped me on a dime...." <BR> <BR> The tears came to. You see, I haven't listened to "Live Like Y... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:08:58 EST Another week begins....loving it already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1906374 What a great weekend! I did break my rules and eat a tad more rich food then I should have this weekend. <BR> <BR> I could dwell on it. But really, what's it going to help? It changes nothing and it serves no purpose. To quote Celebrity Fit Club... "The scale doesn't lie". So, dwell or not it's going to show up there if I don't keep myself doing what I need to do. <BR> <BR> Today I enjoyed a fabulous walk with my Beloved, her mom, and our friends. 2.4 miles and enjoyed the conversations so... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:05:49 EST Today I feel amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1900000 I was up at 6:30am today. Yesterday a friend suggested a morning hike and I said "sure sounds great". I am NOT a morning person folks. Even though I'm usually up that early...not on Saturdays, my day off LOL! <BR> <BR> So there we were at 7:30 meeting up at the bottom of an old railroad track that goes straight up a hill (short town knowledge....Madison, Indiana is a small town that has a downtown and a hilltop area....the hills are straight up and curvy!). On the link at the end of this is ... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:37:00 EST Frustration.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1896406 Grrrr and Sigh! <BR> <BR> So I busted arse this week.....gym 2 days, walked 2 days....kept my calories in the range....lost <BR> <BR> 0 <BR> <BR> big fat <BR> <BR> 0 ! <BR> <BR> So annoyed! Hoping that I'm just bloated or something this week and that next week I'll lose twice as much! <BR> <BR> Just grumbling....I'm over it now :) <BR> <BR> I WILL have a GREAT day! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a great loss this week! Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:03:05 EST My daughter.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1895764 I have a fabulous daughter, Shandi, who is...well....17. Sometimes 17 is rough for us. I love her dearly and I know she loves me as well but we spend a lot of time butting heads as I'm sure so many of you understand. <BR> <BR> Tonight she went out with her boyfriend for a while and I called her when I was leaving to go walking to let her know to let Margie know when she gets back home since I was gone. Anyway...she's all "I want to walk with you, I'll be there in 15)". Ok, who are you and w... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 23:12:59 EST Where I am and where I wanna be.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1893804 Found the body creator thing on prevention.com and had to make one...it's really cool to see where I am and where I plan to be! Thought I'd share! <BR> <BR> Me when I started <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/2/b226330060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is "me" now <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/3/b33378340.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and this is me when I reach my goal! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/9/b899329792.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love be... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:15:42 EST Yeah me! I'm rather happy today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1891119 Haven't checked my BMI for ages and today I decided ...what the heck...so <BR> <BR> Last time I checked my BMI came in as Obesity <BR> <BR> Today... <BR> today... <BR> I am officially Overweight!!!!! <BR> <BR> Hooray for me! Granted I'm right on the edge of it...but hey, I'm there and that just made my flippin' day! <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:56:59 EST