TRISSIDAAE's SparkPeople Blog TRISSIDAAE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 12 lbs to go, enjoying our cruise <img src=""> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:53:13 EST Day 103 6 pounds down so far, goal outfit So my goal is to rock this outfit when I lose all the weight, this is "The Dress", I feel almost as strongly about it as I did my wedding dress. I have been fantasizing about this dress when not all consumed by secret birthday planning. Here is my goal <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Dress is Elie Saab <BR> Sparkly nude heels found on ebay <BR> Earrings, ring/bracelet and clutch found on delilah's accessories <BR> Emerald OPI on Ulta <BR> Belle ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:37:37 EST Day 107- Doctor Who inspired outfit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hubby got me this BaDWolf shirt this weekend for getting back on the wagon, so to go with my outfit inspiration to skinny, here is today's outfit I created. Shirt, accessories and socks can be purchased at Hottopic <BR> <BR> Btw, down 5 lbs!! Woohoo!! pants fit today <BR> <BR> check out my blog: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:12 EST 110 days to go So part of my motivation this time around is that I have a super awesome fun suprise 30th birthday vacation planned for hubby. His birthday is in June and that means shorts and swim suits, so of course that is a big factor. Also it is the last big trip we have planned before we start talking babies and I know getting to goal is important before you have kids, so there is another reason. Also this is a special trip we may not get to do again, so I want the pictures to be great memories forever... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:29:21 EST Getting back into the groove Hi guys, I know it has been a good while but I was actually doing pretty good on my low carb kick, I have been maintaining but my will power has been tested and I have failed over and over again. <BR> I have 110 days till hubby's big surprise trip and I want to get as close to goal weight as possible, just need to keep my motivation up and stop rationalizing all the food pits I keep falling in. <BR> All my stress should be reducing so time to start a new. One day at a time, one meal and one ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:53:51 EST Feeling a bit better My moods have been out of whack ever since i started my new birth control but they are especially bad better when I should have my period and when I start the new pill pack, the depo is still in my system and causing hormonal havoc when the bill hormones bail out. So I was kinda of crazy as in that last blog then that night the dog kept me up all night. So i left work early yesterday to go home and rest. <BR> <BR> i managed a hour and a half before the dog started up, then i couldn't take it... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:59:43 EST Feeling overwhelmed and lost <BR> <BR> The heat has been putting a damper on my fitness and my mood. I love to workout outside, I feel stifled and cramped inside or bored, so then I don't want to work, which is why I keep finding an excuse to not do my yoga, even though once I am doing it I enjoy it. <BR> <BR> I had a huge break down yesterday, because my husband wanted to clean and organize and change our kitchen. It is small and I know it could be organized better but with me being in my head already about my worry ... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:49:01 EST Milestone <BR> <BR> Lost 10 lbs since April 26th, yeah! <BR> <BR> Finally some more movement on the scale, also looking thinner to myself finally, so that is huge! <BR> Eating out seems less daunting too, finally able to make good choices and when I pick bad stuff, actually use moderation. <BR> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:44:18 EST Epiphany You know, I was telling my husband that I blogged with the full intention of venting and whining about not feeling good yesterday but instead it turned into a success of all the things that I could have done poorly but out of the dedication I have created and habits I have formed, I in fact resisted all the temptations that my mind put in front of me and ended up having my yogurt and enjoying it. I am realizing ( not like this is rocket science) that if it really something I want, then I, I a... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:44:31 EST Feeling tired, emotional and unmotivated <BR> Today started off good, was happy that Riddick, our pooch, is now flea free and feeling much more comfortable than yesterday. I was a nervous wreck at his behavior and seemingly miserable feelings yesterday, so I worried about him until I got home to give him a bath with better shampoo and help him. But I got to work and my bestie has been going through a rough time and she told me all that was going on and that just put me in a funk. I slept well the last two nights, didn't even get up... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:17:04 EST We are half way through the work week, yay! <BR> <BR> Not to much to report today. Did break my 1000 fitness minutes, awesome. Kinda rainy today but still made our walks, so far. Have to take care of pups tonight, so not sure if I will make it out anyways. <BR> <BR> Ready for the weekend! Gonna see Brave!! Woo hoo!! <BR> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:39:46 EST I may be on a plateau but that doesn’t mean I am not making progress. <BR> <BR> I took hubby on a birthday vacation over the weekend and it was too a water park, I brought some shorts, shirts, swimsuit and off we went. Well I have always had an issue with my thighs rubbing badly in shorts or in swimsuits especially after I have gotten wet, so I always have some chaffing stuff with me. Well this time I forgot it and tad a, I didn’t get a rash, my thighs barely rub now and they were not irritated and sore after being at the beach and water park! Woo hoo!! <BR> ... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:22:01 EST Mini vacation- so busy but fun Hubby’s birthday turned out great, decorations, gifts, cake, dinner, mini golf! <BR> <BR> Left at 4:30am on Friday for our one day road trip, got to destination at about 10, stayed at the waterpark till 3, almost no sunburn, forgot a little patch on knees, oops. Had dinner at a pirate restaurant, played in the Jacuzzi in our room and walked the almost three miles to see the fireworks in the inlet. Packed up in the morning and came home. <BR> <BR> Glad everything worked and now I have a litt... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:50:25 EST This will be the final blog until monday Hubby's bday is tomorrow, so much to do! Been busy working and working on final touches. Will be out of town, looking forward to the mini vacation and no calorie counting for a weekend, will still try to be good though. Everyone enjoy your week and weekend. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:00:35 EST Flaming rice crispy talipia, nervous breakdown with enlightened after math So between the stomach issues, plateau, crumbly sugar cookies and seemingly insurmountable birthday projects, I spread myself too thin and poof! A fire in my stove erupts, I was making dinner and doing a million other things all at once and took my eye off the fish in the broiler and suddenly...I smelled smoke! Oh no, I ruined dinner! Ugh! I have never caught dinner on fire, sure I may have over cooked some fish or chicken but never actually flambéed my entrée! I felt this wave of disappointm... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:03:53 EST geesh how long does this take Not feeling up to par yet, have some movement but still feel the urge and the incompleteness all the time now. Blah! I have upped my fiber and started a prebiotic but how long does this take, I drink tons of water everyday. I think it is effecting my weight loss too, no change now in over two weeks, which is when this started. Failed my losing 6 lbs by hubby's birthday with this lack of change, oh well, just keep swimming, right? Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:51:23 EST Been a weird week Managed to get over 15 miles despite being sick. Took some MOM and feel a lot better but not perfect. Took the day off yesterday, had chinese take out and still managed to be under yesterday. So 10 day streak. Really struggling to add more fiber to my diet, just didn't realize how big an issue it was. <BR> <BR> Hubby has been in a bit of a funk this week, not sure if it is the depression mostly or if his worrying about me all week, made him feel this way. Then I got a text from his mom, tel... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:37:10 EST Still not where I want to be, tummy issues So I made sure to get plenty of fiber yesterday and drank plenty of water, did all my walking and still small results and the urge to still go with no results. Very uncomfortable, really wishing something would change. <BR> <BR> Was also too hot to walk at lunch, so will try to get our long walk in after dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> Been busy at work, so still have birthday stuff to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Oh and dinner turned out nicely, going to attempt spinach, chicken lasagna roll ups ton... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 15:45:10 EST Today Still busy with the birthday planning and out of work at work, so taking advantage of the time. Trying to make as many hand made components as possible, enjoying get some arts and crafts done, been a while. <BR> <BR> As for working out, day 8 of streak calorie wise and already 8 miles down walking, much better than last week. One problem though, apparently I have not been getting enough fiber, been very uncomfortable and blocked since Friday. Got some results with some senna yesterday, a la... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:30:06 EST 10 DAYS TILL HUBBY'S BDAY!!! Never been so happy for system to be out at work, been drawing things for hubby's bday with the time and getting alot done. Had a restful weekend at home and starting a new month, down 9 lbs so far, no real change last week weight wise just 6 oz off, but still loss and no gain with my off week and stress. 6 days on calorie count and racked up 207 mins this month so far. yay! Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:46:24 EST May pac, perfect 32 Weight same, good no gain, hit <BR> 15.58 miles, all steps, calories hit. <BR> Blog hit and social. All 8 this week Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:44:41 EST Hurray, Friday! We made it! (Also counting this as part of my MAY PAC Final Week Blog, minus weight, <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a plan free weekend and to top that off, hubby is cooking for me tonight, pretty excited! <BR> Work today has actually been less stress than any other day this week, with the exception of our one hour of hunger games which occur every Friday now, I HATE them! And today’s was no exception, my system went down for 20 mins in the middle of it, just hope I wasn’t one of the ones picked, cause they will be like, “she had the lowest of anyone on the floor! Haha!” But ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 17:20:49 EST SO much going in on in my head today I am feeling a little overwhelmed with certain aspects of my life today or should I say the lives around me, I am pretty ok over all. Took my emergen-c last night and today and took the night off to cuddle and have movie night since I was feeling a little run down. I know I want to still make my goal of 15 miles this week and get some other stuff in (I did do some jumping jacks and a whopping 5 push-ups with hubby this morning, don’t know how he does so many, lol) but I knew I needed some dow... Thu, 31 May 2012 16:39:44 EST Wednesday and a little off Yesterday was not the greatest day, not horrible but not great, system issues at work, 2 hours in the dmv and ending with burnt chicken, chinese food and a headache. Only one real walk was had but at least I did my 10K steps and I did not eat the whole container of lo mein, brought the rest to share with hubby for lunch. So I was under my calories and got my 10K steps, that is something. <BR> <BR> This morning is starting out equally rough, bestie is having a very bad day, I got here an hou... Wed, 30 May 2012 10:46:36 EST MAY PAC Week 3- Nailed it! Weight - Down to 149.8 from 152.6, hit! 9 lbs down this month! OMG!!! <em>345</em> <em>334</em> <BR> exercise -30.48 miles walked, hit, also a record for us! <BR> Over 10k steps a day, hit. <BR> Social visited discussion board, huddled and visited blogs several times, hit! <BR> <BR> 24 points <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Also got a new hair cut for my reward of the weight loss and starting to notice difference in the weight finally, yay! (pics attached) <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Sat, 26 May 2012 20:54:07 EST It’s Friday!! Today is a happy day, I did have some hiccups this morning, but I decided to not let them make my day. So I put a smile on my face and pushed back all the frustrations of the morning and well it is 3 o’clock, so 3 more hours of work and it will be happy three day weekend time. Full of new hair styles, fun and games and most importantly no work! YAY!! Lol! Ok so work isn’t bad and nothing is really bad, just needing the time off. <BR> <BR> Walked 22 miles this week so far, added a minute of j... Fri, 25 May 2012 16:15:54 EST Quest for positivity Today I came to a realization, I have been blogging and logging for over a month and it has become second nature. I know when I get to work I need to enter breakfast, check in with my teams, do my point activities and test my knowledge (btw the nutrition label quiz is very informative) and strive for my next level of fitness. I spin my bonus wheel and update my status and pour out my heart regarding achievements and goals and personal challenges as I climb my mountain to healthy. <BR> <BR> S... Thu, 24 May 2012 16:09:33 EST Successes so far this week <BR> <BR> We are to the halfway point of the week and I have to say despite a few rough moments emotionally it has been pretty good. Even handled the food cravings responsibly and allotted the calories to still stay under my goals and that is with pizza and an icecream sandwich, very awesome, still haven’t gone over and I am now 22 days straight meeting and not exceeding my calories. Healthy eating and moderation are working this time around. <BR> <BR> Also was stressed last night and ins... Wed, 23 May 2012 17:27:34 EST My thoughts, beware Ok this may be bi-polar but I have two very different though processes in my head at this moment, one is I want to be an American Ninja Warrior, lol! I know lofty goal but wow, these people are amazing. In all my hip pain and hormonal mess, hubby and I watched this last night and wow! I was always very inspired by the original but man, this was awesome! They had girls actually try out, none as of yet made it, but so cool there are ladies out there that can do such amazing stuff. There was als... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:46:55 EST Moving in slow motion All I can say today is blah! Since I am on this new bc, this is the time I should be suffering from my TOM, and also since I was on Depo, I may not get one this month but ugh! I feel worse than anytime I have had my TOM since I was a teenager. My moodiness started Saturday was mostly a lack of food waiting for Hubby to get home from his dads but it took some time to shake it, mood was better yesterday but I feel like a boulder has taken up residency in my ut... Mon, 21 May 2012 16:52:21 EST May Pac Week 2 <BR> Got all my goals again this week despite my obstacles, even got up this morning and did 3 miles with hubby before he met up with his dad <BR> <BR> Weight: still at 153.2 no change this week for MAYPAC but my official weigh in and measurements for me are tomorrow (just losing that .2 would be awesome) but I start TOM soon, so no surprise. <BR> Social: Visited a few times this week <BR> Fitness: Walked over my 10 miles, did 20! <BR> I also got my 10K steps each day too! <BR> Calories: O... Sat, 19 May 2012 15:44:59 EST Celebrating successes! Help with motivation <BR> <BR> Achieved 17 (yesterday, today is not over but I know I will do it) days straight staying under my 1600 calories daily. Went back into the reports and the last day I was over my calories was April 30th, pretty awesome! Also almost down five full lbs (from 158 on the 26th of April, to 153.8 on Sunday the 13th of May), hoping to see that result by tomorrow for the MAYPAC but my official weigh in for me is Sunday. Also have done 17.57 miles this week even with the emotional and enviro... Fri, 18 May 2012 16:14:46 EST Busy day <BR> <BR> Things are getting better or at least we have had two good days, hubby’s mood seems more stable and he seems happier, actually he was the one that motivated me to walk today and last night. The St John’s wort seems to be helping his depression and I think the exercise helps a bit too. <BR> <BR> So good news on that front, as for the rest of the day busy at work and busy trying to plan hubby’s bday, so I will have to make this short, but already at 11 miles this week and been und... Thu, 17 May 2012 16:15:48 EST Feeling better today <BR> Things are better today, between my hip, the rain and some issues at home, it has been rough this week. Really felt like I was falling apart yesterday or more I was falling apart due to the love of my life falling apart. Hubby suffers from depression and it had never been too bad, just a bad day here or there, the feeling something is wrong but not knowing what it was but the past few weeks have been harder than usual. So we never really did anything about it, I just enhanced his diet a... Wed, 16 May 2012 16:54:04 EST rainy day been a rough and rainy day, glad it is almost over. at least I got one walk in before the end of the day Tue, 15 May 2012 18:17:08 EST Writer’s block today Don’t have too much to report here, did great this weekend even with the several occurrences of eating out, still stayed in my calorie range and got a four mile walk in on Saturday. <BR> Doing a great job, I would say, down from 158 on the 26th of April to 153.2 this Sunday! Almost 5 lbs down! Even hubby is down 3 lbs this week, from 208 to 205. Walked 16 miles this week despite the rain and got some quality time with MIL, so that is good :) <BR> <BR> Hubby got me some new shoes on Saturda... Mon, 14 May 2012 15:29:38 EST May Pac Week 1 My hits- despite the rain I did exceed my ten miles this week and my calorie goal <BR> <BR> Miles 16.6 <BR> Calories burned 1899 <BR> Steps a day averaged over 10K <BR> Weight down roughly another lb and a half from 156 to 154.6 <BR> also kept within my calorie range even with eating out a few times this week <BR> <BR> Misses- the busy week and all the events going on, mothers day and MIL bday made for missing my yoga mark <BR> <BR> Will do better next week without all the interruptions bu... Sat, 12 May 2012 21:07:38 EST Let The busy weekend begin! Last night turned out to be pretty cool, Chevelle concert was awesome, the beginning bands left a little something to be desired and it was super loud but Chevelle made up for it and all the bouncing and moving and just standing around until almost midnight (we did sit for about an hour or so) helped catch me up on my steps and helped burn some extra calories for tonights dinner with my MIL for her birthday and lunch with our friends tomorrow. And then to top it off today is just beautiful ou... Fri, 11 May 2012 16:23:49 EST It’s ok <BR> Today may not be the picture perfect day for some and this week may have not been my favorite but something inside is starting to click, the positive is ruling over the negative voice in my head. Even when I find myself saying, “ I didn’t get my steps yesterday or I didn’t do my yoga last night”, this voice is not followed by punishment or self loathing, just the need to do what I can when I can. To seize the opportunity when it arises, like I know I still have the weekend to get my ste... Thu, 10 May 2012 16:22:27 EST Not too much to say today Having a rough day but I will get through, falling behind on the exercise this week due to other issues and lack of sleep last night, thunderstorm kept the pup on edge and me awake to console him. But I have stayed on the food track despite the lower mood and motivation last night and today. It will be ok, I will make these steps up somewhere. Tomorrow will be another day Wed, 9 May 2012 15:17:14 EST Rainy day, go away! <BR> <BR> So the rain is here and looks like it may be here all week, so definitely going to be a challenge to get my steps in and burn my calories, feeling that slump again and a full force headache with the hip pain still there as well, blah. Only done 2420 steps by now I am usually at least at 6000 If I haven’t gotten my full walk for lunch time, guess I will be pacing the apartment to get my steps. <BR> <BR> The sleepiness cloud has been hanging out all day too but I have been trying ... Tue, 8 May 2012 15:17:30 EST Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride So there were some amazing things that happened this weekend. The Avengers was one of them, pretty awesome, man I love Ironman but the Hulk was really great! I kept my calorie goal the whole weekend, in fact I am at 7 days of staying in my calorie goal range. Also hubby and I walked over 23 miles this week, with two days of swimming and two days of yoga in there as well, with a 3000 calorie burn for the week, go Team Floyd!! One more thing, the bathroom is well on its way to completion (pics ... Mon, 7 May 2012 16:08:22 EST Let the Hunger games begin, work version, can be stressful! <BR> <BR> Hey guys, I appreciate all the comments and support for yesterday, let me just say I was very unmotivated when I started the blog and as I wrote and found myself at that point that I give up every time, I decided, I wasn’t going to, not this time! So what started as a depressed and frustrated moment turned into something, some self realization perhaps. I finally noticed a pattern to my failure and for once I pushed through that barrier and got out of my comfort zone. <BR> I will t... Fri, 4 May 2012 15:53:38 EST Motivation, I don’t have it today! <BR> <BR> Feeling a little tired today, about the same as yesterday but at least it is Thursday. I am at that point where the frustration kicks in every time I try this. I do this to increase my energy and feel better but about three to four weeks in, I start feeling sluggish and as tired as I felt before, if not more. I am exercising every day other than Sundays and I am eating well in my calorie range, but I just feel drained. Meh!! Even wore my ninja earrings for the extra umph today and... Thu, 3 May 2012 15:16:28 EST Way to go Team Floyd (Me and Hubby!) <BR> So I have been on this journey for the last three weeks and I have not been alone in my journey, nope, have had my hubby on my side the whole time. With that I would like to report that even he is truly taking on the challenge and giving up bad things as well as adding new healthier habits. He has gone two days without a soda and he has done the yoga with me every time I have wanted to, even though it is not comfortable for him. He also helped me get off the couch and obtain my 10K step... Wed, 2 May 2012 12:26:31 EST Hurdle #1 of this week Well yesterday was rough not for me personally but for hubby, which as you know means that it was rough for me. He has been off for a few days, so I knew this was going to be hard and usually bad for my calorie count. On our walk, I offered soda, he said no, to my surprise. <BR> <BR> So I had nothing to pacify him at work with, so I sent silly emails and decided I would do the grocery shopping alone to give him some time. I got us sushi and the single servings icecream, felt decadent but wa... Tue, 1 May 2012 15:44:03 EST Celebrating the successes so far, week 3 So I know this journey has not been perfect and well I know I am not perfect, but here we are on week three and so far I have accomplished a lot of little things and I felt like I needed to address this. Sure weightloss is a goal in this but getting healthy and getting healthier habits is the biggest part. <BR> <BR> So here goes the organization of the office is coming along great, as well as the bathroom redecorating and the organizing my recipes. I have been trying to keep the house clean... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:11:21 EST Dr visit, bestie's bday, lions and tigers and bears, oh my! So dr appt was yesterday, thinks my mood and drive issues are related to my bc, so we changed it, start the new on sunday. She also took blood to test my thyroid, thinks the fatigue and weight fluxes might be due to that. She was not concerned with the bathroom trips in the middle of the night or the headaches, thinks it is the allergies and the extra fluid intake. <BR> <BR> Was a bit stressed about the dr and then the blood draw made me weak. Got to work and had an error and was told the c... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:25:43 EST stressed still Don’t know why but all the little stuff is bugging me today, the noise at work, the negative people, trying to get my bestie’s present out of the box, Pandora on my phone keeps stopping!! UGH!! So many little things to set me off and I can’t shake it today. It is fiesta day at work which is normally fun, but I am just not feeling it and the food everywhere is more daunting than enjoyable, Just part-taking in my hubby’s teams potluck gave me 100 calories left for the day at it is not even 3 an... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:50:17 EST Projects Finished the inspiration boards and went through four magazines today, the office area is moving right along, just need some more pegs for the peg board and some paper holders. Next stop will be the bathroom, already started working on the idea added them to a pinboard on pinterest to see how it will all look together. Who knew a studio apartment could be such a daunting task Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:33:29 EST