TRICIA4626's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TRICIA4626 TRICIA4626'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/ Tonight I rock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884495 So I have had the worst couple weeks and tonight I am going to see a Band I have followed for many years, Hot Water Music..... I love them! I really need to let off some steam and Rock out! Sounds silly but I feel the stress is not going anywhere but in circles. <BR> <BR> If you have read my previous post I have been feeling sick for a long time and I truly believe it is all due to some stress I have been dealing with regarding my sons father. This is a man that I have know longer then anyo... Wed, 16 May 2012 16:48:54 EST My little creation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884223 So from time to time I get a craving for a little treat late at night and lately I have been doing this <BR> <BR> One Sugar Free Fudge Pop, put in bowl microwave for about 10 seconds (enough to get it nicely off the stick) One tablespoon of Cool Whip Sugar Fee and .5 tablespoon organic all natural peanut butter and I mix it together <BR> <BR> (PS sometimes I opt for a few almonds instead of peanut butter for a little crunch) <BR> <BR> Calories 125 <BR> Carbs 19 <BR> FAt 5 <BR> Protein 2 <... Wed, 16 May 2012 13:23:19 EST Not upset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873797 I had a great day yesterday.... but it did not end so well! My son ended up getting the stomach flu that I had over the weekend! <BR> <BR> I went off track eating yesterday! I don't know what was going on with me.... I was not eating out of boredom... I was seriously hungry! Like stomach growling, headache mouth watering hungry! I don't often get like that! I THINK it was the side effect of my stomach flu! I have been eating very little since the weekend and I am starting to regret that! <... Wed, 9 May 2012 11:04:34 EST Finding it hard to believe were in Heaven (LOL Tara!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872623 I just mapped out all my work outs from now until August 31st! Feels so good to have a do able plan. I wanted to have my work outs scheduled up till my wedding date, but I also am training for a half marathon that is on October 21st! <BR> <BR> <BR> Now of course all good plans sometimes go amok! but I am totally prepared to follow threw with this work out plan! And the best part about it is I am positive this is a very good plan that I can stick too~ <BR> <BR> <BR> This along with the Ea... Tue, 8 May 2012 16:16:12 EST Needs a weekend or a vacation.. Seriously http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870313 SOOOOOOO I was all set and ready to take the weekend and stay on track, work out hard and enjoy my son and his soon to be step brothers...... BUT I got tackled with a stomach flu! UGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I could not even move with out getting sick :( Needless to say I did not eat much but I also did not even move! <BR> <BR> I have had such a bad few months. I had an on going fever and cold/sinus issues for over a month and then the stomach flu! I am ready for a few days to get things done and enj... Mon, 7 May 2012 10:52:28 EST Going into this weekend with the right frame of mind! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866190 To me the weekends are almost dreaded at this point! Every weekend I go into with the right frame of mind but some where around 7p.m. Friday night I LOSE MY MIND! I am hoping this ETLC keeps me on track! <BR> <BR> During the week, I allow myself 1200-1500 calories and to be realistic I am going to increase my range to 1750 for Saturday and Sunday. For as active as I am that is a decent range. I tend to work out really really really hard on the weekends as well as run and hike, I am doing a... Fri, 4 May 2012 11:22:31 EST Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863583 I made a few tiny adjustment like I skipped the corn tortilla and used fat free sour cream and Spicy Pepperjack cheese! and of course made it ten times spicier then called for with Red crushed peppers and cayenne pepper! ( love me some spice!) <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 tbsp olive oil <BR> 1 large red onion, chopped <BR> 6 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped <BR> 1 tbsp cumin seed <BR> 1 cup frozen corn kernels <BR> 2 29 ounce cans vegetable broth <BR>... Wed, 2 May 2012 19:03:10 EST What a relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862846 I had a screening today at work and I knew I was going to have my height, weight, waist circumference, BMI and Body fat percentage done and I was soooooo worried that I was going to fall in the over weight range and that was going to discourage me and place me in a rotten mood. <BR> <BR> Well I stayed in all healthy ranges! Whot Whot! 104-69 BP, Weight 143.6, Bodyfat 28% BMI 24.6 and I grew! I am an entire two inches taller then my once 5'2" frame! And my waste is 31 inches (which I think is... Wed, 2 May 2012 10:39:17 EST What a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860233 What a day! It was month end at work and I still managed to keep myself in line! <BR> Thank the lord! I was tempted to eat a chocolate treasure but I had to research the calorie intake before eating it and decided to politely put it back! The power of tracking! <BR> <BR> Today I did: <BR> Calories 1213 <BR> Carbs 119 <BR> Far 30 <BR> Protein 84 <BR> <BR> Who says vegetarians don't eat enough protein! <BR> <BR> All in all I had a pretty good day! I only was able to do strength train toni... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:25:52 EST Black Bean Chili and Goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859016 I have been sick for a month and this weekend was the worst! I hardly got out of bed and was worried I would be still feeling like crap on day one of this challenge BUT I got a good night sleep and I may not be 100% I do feel better then I did this weekend! Hallelujah! <BR> <BR> So my goals for week one it to kick the chip munching in the face! To defeat this chip monster I have pre cut more then enough veggies and have fruit and yogurt ready to go! I always feel better when I skip the chip... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:15:45 EST The power of snooze! and the regret! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853348 So I need to rearrange my work out tonight because I sleep in this morning rather then getting up and doing Power Cardio and Resistance this morning. I stayed up way to late watching Revenge (love that show!) and hit snooze rather then hit the play button! <BR> <BR> So tonight I am going to do the following: <BR> <BR> Have Insanity set up on laptop and Chalean's Burn Intervals up on the DVD and start with Insanity warm up and stretch. I am then going to do the weight portion of Burn Interv... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:46:41 EST Eating to Live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852437 I am starting a new challenge Monday 04/30-05/26 that I am super excited about. It is tackling my biggest problem head on! Eating! <BR> <BR> I make excellent choices 89% of the time but that 11% that kills me on the scale. <BR> <BR> My goals for this it stay with in my ranges by not going under or over my ranges. This will be hard for me as I am not the best at tracking, which I need to do! <BR> <BR> My next goal is going to be a hard one for me, no chips. From day one till the end! I ten... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:14:44 EST A brand new back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818498 So I have been out of commision with a bum back. Its all good now and I could not be happier! <BR> I can NOT stand not working out! Makes me feel tired, lazy, crazy and disgusting! <BR> <BR> I stared a new weight loss challenge for two months at work to keep me motivated for my wedding date in August! It is hard to believe I only have 4 months till I marry the best man on the Planet! <BR> <BR> Lets just hope my back holds up! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:05:46 EST The Roaring 20s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700132 So I am going to make a jump to Turbofire and Chalean Extreme Hybrid week three. The reason is there is three weeks of Recovery and I am ready to start up a more cardio based work out! So Tomorrow I will be doing Extreme Abs and Recharge. <BR> <BR> Next week I FINALLY start Fire and HIIT classes! I could not wait another week to start! Can't wait!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> So big news.... I bought a dress! I am so glad it is over it and am very very happy with the dress! Some may even say I love... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:06:31 EST Time to get Extreme! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4692103 Kicked Ass today! LOL I got a TON done at work, which makes me feel great! Matt comes home tomorrow! I miss him so much, feels like he has been gone for ever! Can't wait! <BR> <BR> Today I did Burn Circuit 1! I need heavier weights, or need to get to the gym more! I only have up to 12.5 at home! I can't really afford to buy more so going to the gym more often is what just has to happen! <BR> <BR> I only did about 15 push ups yesterday! Oh well I am still ahead of the game! Only 248 more t... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 21:02:34 EST Shakeology anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688857 Today I am looking ahead to a brighter future! It is just one of those days where I feel I am prepared for anything! I double dog dare today to bring it! LOL <BR> <BR> I have great tasty healthy food to eat and a positive attitude! I had ½ cup Low Fat cottage cheese for breakfast. Lunch will be Spaghetti Squash with onions with a side of Hummus and Celery. Snacks I have red peppers, cucumbers and a string cheese. Yummy! I love love love love vegetables!!!! Dinner is up in the air as of now! ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:49:33 EST Stretch it out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4687633 Well the cleaning goals for the week went out the window. It may happen just not at the pace I would like. Odin broke his hand at school today so I will be snuggling up to him and watching Biggest Loser. I cleaned out my fridge and sweep my kitchen so that is something right! <BR> <BR> I plan on doing push ups and burpies for every other commercial break! Hopefully I don't get bored with that, the show is two hours long! I will let you know how that goes! <BR> <BR> I started my Turbo Fire... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:51:59 EST Clean time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4684151 Back to work! Ah Mondays! This week, Matthew will be out of town for the week on business! I am going to miss him for sure, but I also am going to take advantage of the time alone. I am the type who needs a rigid plan or I will just do nothing at all. So here it goes… <BR> <BR> Mini Goal clean clean clean! <BR> <BR> Today, I have a dentist appointment at 4:30 so I will only be able to do my work out and the steps and hallway! <BR> <BR> Tuesday work out and clean Kitchen, dining room and ... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:28:10 EST Country vs Glam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680006 Last night I did Plyometrics Cardio Circuit and it kicked my butt! That work out officially ended week one of Insanity. I will only be doing one or two more Insanity work outs for a few days as I will be starting Turbo Fire/Chalean Extreme Monday! Super Excited! <BR> <BR> I was able to stay with in my calorie range yesterday (barely) That is triumphant for me on a Friday. Now I just need to keep that up Saturday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> Planning on walking the dog a few times today, doing th... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:15:04 EST Stepping Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678227 Insanity Pure Cardio kicked my butt last night! I was not looking forward to it all day! I did it with very little breaks! So I am super proud that despite the fact I was dreading it all day, I went home, threw on some sneakers and kicked butt! And I smiled the entire work out! <BR> <BR> Pure Cardio was and still is my most challenging work out I have ever done! I have a goal to one day get through the entire work out with no breaks! Someday, just not right now! I have to stick to my weddin... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:02:14 EST We are going to the chapel and we're gonna get married! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676632 New Goal…. To lose 2.5lbs a month for the next 8 months! BECAUSE I AM GETTING MARRIED! (or look as I lost 2.5lbs a month for 8 months!) <BR> <BR> <BR> To do this I am going to set up some goals RIGHT now and stick to them! <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> <BR> #1 Log on to Sparkpeople EVERYDAY! I am so inspired with all the positive influences that is right here on Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> #2 Stay within my calorie/nutrition range by logging my food. <BR> <BR> #3 Limit wine or beer in take to one... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:07:51 EST Staying strong this weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4569492 Ah I have a plan! Friday night has come and gone and I had a nice night. I did some Insanity and played around with some moves on my own (Thanks to Chalene Extreme!) <BR> I watched my favorite show that I recorded Grey's and Matt watched his Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia. and even was able to have a nice glass of wine! I ate low calorie vegetables all day so I had a little wiggle room! <BR> <BR> As far as today goes. Its me and four kids all day! One soccer game and lots of playing. I am ... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 10:31:09 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568246 First week of Giving thanks to Jillian (well sort of a week) and I only went down a couple of ounces. That’s ok, that’s ok! I worked really hard this week and have been doing Jillian work outs in the morning and Insanity in the evenings! But really it has only been three days so the pounds will come off, I know they will. <BR> <BR> I run a biggest loser game at work and my negative ounces lost is way better then most of the positive pounds gained that all but two people had. We had a HUGE s... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:22:18 EST Giving Thanks to Jillian and beyond! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566822 "It doesn't take talent to hustle." <BR> ---H. Jackson Brown <BR> <BR> There is just something magical that happens to a person when they start a work out regime that they love! <BR> <BR> I notice I wake up happier and go to bed happier. I walk with my head up high, even though my legs are killing me!!!! Thanks to Shaun T! <BR> <BR> I wish the rest of the world could find their “Insanity” or Jillian. The world would be a much happier place! <BR> <BR> Given the November challenge “Givin... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 13:56:39 EST A new "Lease" on life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4480599 Need to get out of this FUNK. I have been so stressed over buying a house that it really is affecting my mood. There was a period of two days were I did not speak to anyone! I am doing a good job exercising and eating well. I just have a really bad attitude and I am going to start to look at the silver lining on things! <BR> <BR> For example, I am not in my new house yet but if I was, I would have had to take two days off last week because Odin’s school was closed for two days due to floodi... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:03:24 EST Tomorrow is my first 5k! Wish me luck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462424 Day one of my new goal of tracking food went really well! It’s the weekend that is going to be hard on me. I think I am going to keep a notepad on me at all times because I am not infront of a computer most of the weekend. That way when I am it will be really easy to remember what I ate. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was really conscience of what I ate, which is what I need. Turns out I only ate 1083 calories, 152 carbs, 41 fat, 55 protein. All but the fat content is under my goals. I have struggle... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 11:05:04 EST Goals for this month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460220 I know now that I over did it with my August goals and I am making September a much more simple goal. My only goal is to track my food (and drinks). I have never been very good at keeping up with this, but this month I am going to do! Also, to continue with First Strides and Chalean Extreme! <BR> <BR> I am not really seeing the results I had hoped for a month into Chalean Extreme, but I know it is my own fault. I really jumped off the vegan diet in a bad way and over ate for the last two w... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:42:02 EST My favorite Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445655 The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for. –Allan K Chalmers <BR> <BR> That is hands down my favorite quote! I have to remind myself of this every day. Exercising and eating healthy for me completes this theory. <BR> <BR> Something to do: Running with Friends, Running alone, and walking with Friends, Walking alone. Work out videos, weather it is Insanity, P90X, Chalene, Jillian I need the program of a good work out! All of this give... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:45:00 EST Don't go milking the cow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4442069 So I ate dairy this weekend! I am not going to beat myself up over it! It is very hard to convert to a full Vegan diet, and I try really hard and I am going to continue to work towards a dairy and egg free diet. It takes a lot of time and a TON of commitment! I can do it thought! <BR> <BR> I had a nice weekend! I am really starting to love Chalean Extreme! I love her motivation and I can hardly believe that I am loving strength training! Amazing! <BR> <BR> My goal this week is to get to a ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:44:51 EST Welcome to the WeekEND! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4436646 I am ready for a nice weekend! Matt and I are going to take advantage of this weekend and really get some quality time together. After this weekend it, our lives gets pretty crazy! I think I am even going to be able to convince him to work out with me. I usually can only get him to run with me and nothing with resistance but I am going to try! <BR> <BR> I have a good head on my shoulders as what is needed to stay on track eating this weekend and I have it all planned out! <BR> <BR> I have... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 12:01:53 EST Play Ball! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4434422 I have to admit that I am starting to get scared that soon my summer time is coming to a very quick end! I love the easy living of summer and dread the start of the school year more than my kid does! <BR> <BR> As of right now Odin has soccer practice 2 days a week, Fall baseball games 2 other days a week, and a game of each on the weekends and once school starts we have Martial arts three times a week as well as homework and fun time! Yuck. The icing on the cake is I have not settled on my ... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:14:11 EST Week One of Chalean Extreme DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4430941 I made it thru week one with only one minor little problem. I decided to do last night’s work out this morning, because I was DEAD tired after driving all day yesterday. I went to put it in and realized that Beach Body sent me two of one DVD and I was missing the Burn it Off and Recharge. Luckily I looked on the calendar and found that there is a DVD you can do in replace of this and I did that one instead. <BR> <BR> I called Beach Body and they are shipping me the DVD that I am missing! I w... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:54:59 EST I may not be Super mom, but I will try! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4428426 So it is Monday all ready! Not bad, a friend of mine in a recent blog reminded me not to complain about having a good job to go to! And really after this weekend, it was a nice change to go to work! <BR> <BR> Friday was a nice night. I did Burn Circuit 2 for the first time. This Circuit was less shoulders and more Biceps and Triceps, which I was very much thankful for! Then I made Vegan Burritos (VERY GOOD!) with homemade Vegan Sour Cream. It is made with Tofu and not cream! It was super go... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:01:00 EST Breathing hard and making strides, Yeah this is Living! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4422527 I run a little competitive “Biggest Loser” challenge at my work and don’t get me wrong I love it and get very excited when people see results. But I have to admit that I get frustrated sometimes when people who let’s just say, eat like poop and don’t work out, don’t even take the steps, lose weight, while I eat the best healthy foods on earth and exercise daily and I stay the same or even gain! What is up with that! <BR> <BR> I know that makes me sound like a petty, vain, jealous person and... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:44:24 EST I am liking what I am feeling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4421098 I feel so incredible after yesterdays work out! If you’re not familiar with Chalean Extreme, she is into slow movements for better results. Let me tell you…. Slow gets you to failure faster! I can do 25-30 pushups at a normal pace without stopping. Push Ups the Extreme way, I struggled after 10! <BR> <BR> Long story short, I feel awesome!!!!! Today I am getting my hair done after work so my run will not be till like 9 p.m. I am okay with that! I have not had my hair done since umm maybe Mar... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:00:18 EST Day One DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4419498 I have had two great days! AMAZING! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was planning of Walking with my girlfriend at Friends in Stride but quickly changed my mind when I learned that the mentors would be putting us in our groups this week, based on performance. I thought to myself, I paid for this program, I should get the full benefit out of it. I felt bad for like a second when I realized my friend made like ten new friends. I ran my little heart out! I made it in the fastest group of girls! The "Dee... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:02:30 EST What a difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4416223 Ahhhh my head aches are FINALLY gone! 9 days of no caffeine! What a difference! I honestly can say I have more energy now! I cannot believe the difference. I am proud of myself! I use to drink AT LEAST a pot of coffee a day, now none! This just proves that I can do anything if I put my mind to it! <BR> <BR> I had a fantastic run last night! I am still following my First Strides homework that was 5 mins warm up, 4 easy, 2 hard, 4 easy, 2 hard, 4 easy, 2 easy followed by a 5 min cool down. ... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 09:54:36 EST A new week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413991 My weekend was not a very eventful weekend nor was it a very successful. I managed to miss my work out Sunday, but I am not going to let that get me down today! <BR> <BR> I started my weekend with a 30 minute run that felt amazing! I have to keep running to a maximum of 30-35 mins and three times a week. I have no interest in injuries or flaring up my knee problems. Matthew (boyfriend) had a meeting at the township center for his soccer team that he coaches and they have a trail there so I ... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:00:17 EST Who has a protein deficiency anyway? I don't know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408648 First off, I want to say that I got some great suggestions for workouts yesterday. Thank you! And I have to say that I totally could be a workout DVD junkie. I feel like I need them all! Is anyone else like that? I seriously have to ask my boyfriend if I can buy a new set or program, not because he controls my money or me, but if it were up to me I would buy ALL of them! So he puts me in a reality check! <BR> <BR> So I finally bought Chalean Extreme, and could not be any more excited! I hav... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:37:24 EST Looking for a new Work Out! Ideas Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406561 My goals today are to start an exercise DVD again! I have been not working out as much as I would like and feel as if I am going to get left behind! I am doing first strides with a girl friend of mine, yet I just don’t feel like that is enough! <BR> <BR> I think that I maybe now adjusted to some of my new diet changes and I am ready to sweat! I don’t know what I am going to do, but I know I need a plan, or a program! If it’s a free for all, I will be fat for all to see, because I will now m... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 10:50:23 EST Notes about a weird day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4404225 Whew on day three of my vegan/ no caffeine lifestyle! Yesterday was a very weird day! I felt AMAZING all day long. Was really thinking I was having one of those “best day EVER” kind of day. I sort of felt like I was floating along dream like! <BR> <BR> I went to the dentist in the morning, which is a treat for me! I had everything go smooth at work (which never happens!) I had tons of energy and was happy that my new lifestyle was working! <BR> <BR> Then I went to my First Strides night,... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:01:21 EST DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4400962 I made it threw day one, No coffee, No dairy, No eggs and No Beer. I did spulrg on a bottle of organic wine! I needed it! Thanks for all the support! I needed it today! <BR> <BR> Hopefully day two is as awesome as day one! <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 21:38:51 EST Day one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4399653 This giving up coffee is NO JOKE! I feel kind of sluggish and my head does really hurt! What they say is true! I guess I never really paid attention to this before cause I would simply just go get a cup of coffee! This feeling I have is actually making it easier for me to stick with this because I don't want to depend on anything where my body would have withdraw symptoms! <BR> <BR> To make matters worse, I could not sleep last night, I was constantly worried about my August goals! I do tha... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 11:44:32 EST August Goals (Hardcore look at now being 30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397480 My one main goal for August is to start living in my 30s and clean up my life by getting ride of the things I don't need anymore from my 20s! <BR> <BR> I am going to start by kicking my addiction to black coffee in the A$$! For most of my life I have used coffee to, wake me up, keep me up, subside my hunger and to lose weight! No more, that may have worked in my 20s but I don't want to continue that unhealthy habit in to my 30s. I am a better smarter, STRONGER women now! I use to think sinc... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:10:14 EST Wish me Luck on getting out of the Funk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4393725 I have two bad weeks. I have not felt like eating right and I have not wanted to exercise. I have a million excuses but none of them really matter! I am going to start to log more of my daily food intake and see what works for me! <BR> <BR> I don't want to not want to work out.... I love it and don't know what is bugging me this past two weeks... maybe its being at my folks, maybe its the stress of TRYING to settle on a house, Maybe its my cousin had open heart surgery and I felt like my h... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:59:04 EST Good luck to everyone tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4363295 Tomorrow is our second weigh in and not looking forward to it! I do feel really good as i did last week and I am really feeling stronger, but it always suck a bit when you work your butt off and don't see a difference on the scale! <BR> <BR> I know I know I know muscles weigh more then fat, but it still stinks! Especially when I see a ton of people at work lose a bunch of weight and they don't even work out.... not even walk. I have dealt with this since like last November and it always sti... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:12:47 EST Day 13 and feeling good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4360970 What a day. I have almost all my energy back (not 100%) but having a great day. I was able to get some pain in the behind stuff done at work that has been looming over my shoulder and even got to take an hour lunch (that included a mile walk) <BR> <BR> I did Jillian level One in the ripped in 30 and did Butt Bible level one lower level.... again that lady is soooooo awesome and her work outs are HARD!!!! Very Hard and this was level one! <BR> <BR> I am taking some time tonight with a nice ... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:44:09 EST Tomorrow is a new day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4359087 So I have been sick since late Sunday night, still sick on Monday, I was able to work out today and was very happy that I did. I feel terrible the past few days and can't wait to feel better tomorrow! <BR> Can't wait till tomorrow! Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:04:15 EST Tomorrow is a new day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4359086 So I have been sick since late Sunday night, still sick on Monday, I was able to work out today and was very happy that I did. I feel terrible the past few days and can't wait to feel better tomorrow! <BR> Can't wait till tomorrow! Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:04:11 EST 50 QUESTIONS ABOUT MYSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349019 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> Tricia Nixon <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Yesterday (this is daily for me) <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Never really thought about it <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> I am a vegetarian <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Yes 8 year old son <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> Yes. <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? <BR> Yup <BR> <BR> 8. DO ... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:40:49 EST