TYMBERWOLFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TYMBERWOLFE TYMBERWOLFE'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/ Christmas Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759221 So I will be spending Christmas <em>446</em> at my in-law's house as usual. I usually hate how my pictures look every year, mostly because of me hip size which is way out of proportion compared to the rest of my body. I'll admit it, this year I especially feel challenged because my brother in-law and his family will be there this year and they are all the picture of health. My goal is to lose at least 30-35 pounds <em>192</em> by Christmas. That is about 2 pounds a week although if I co... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:42:51 EST Stress and fitness plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677018 Here I am at week 5. Those of you that have been following my blog know that I have been working hard on my fitness on a holistic level <em>414</em> . last week went great with my workouts. I did 2 hours of heavy yard work <em>376</em> Saturday in the place of a workout but had pizza when my daughter's friends were over. Yesterday I had sweet potato bites. The problem there is that I didn't have any healthy food in the house. <em>551</em> Part of it was money but the other part was ti... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:22:25 EST Honesty is the Best Medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672746 I believe that in order for any workout plan to work in a place like Spark is to be honest about progress. The yard work I did last week did throw my workouts off, left room for cravings, thus my supplement regimen <em>91</em> . Monday fit test, Tuesday yard work, Wednesday yard work, and some work on Thursday. Friday and Saturday terrible cravings and no exercise (Sunday I was in class all day). <em>150</em> <BR> To me, cravings mean I am not getting something in my diet. I am going t... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:01:44 EST Determination Despite Fibromyalgia Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668216 I am still hanging in there. Saturday I made the difficult decision of not working out because I was going to my daughter's college orientation, a day long stressful undertaking (albeit joyful as well). The long day sitting and running from one important info session to another, taking care of the right paperwork, etc, can be hard on the fibromyalgia. <BR> <BR> Sunday was my usual day off from working out so Monday it was hard to return. Monday was my fit test and I showed marked improvemen... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:06:33 EST Week 2...Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662543 I started week 2 with a strong Insanity workout. then a monthly fibro flare up hit. So, yesterday I went easy with Tony Horton's 10 minute cardio, next, a mile walking video and finished with 10 minute yoga. It all felt good even though my flare up was a bit nasty in all it's little ways even psychologically. I made sure to really focus on nutrition yesterday. Today it has actually surprised me and eased up. Sooo, I am going back to the Insanity work out today. Who knows what will happen with... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:57:16 EST Finished Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659374 Well I finished week 1 of Beach Body's Insanity. I modified a day and I am drinking plenty of water and getting good sleep. I am taking a multi vitamin, B complex, and ostiofelx (for my knees) in the morning. I am taking magnesium, 5 HTP, and vitamin D at night. I was addicted to Red Bull before all this so I switched to green tea this week to replace the caffeine I had in the afternoon. I started putting cinnamon and flax meal on my oatmeal in the morning. Cinnamon is a great anti-inflammato... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:27:05 EST Modification http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657943 So today I modified my exercise because I was having an issue with my arm. It's an old injury that I have to keep from re-injuring. So today I did Tony Horton's 10 minute cardio and a walking video that I mostly jogged through. The workout felt good. I stayed within my calories yesterday and went to bed early. I realized I started my period this morning with no warning. The thing is that I usually have terrible flare-ups during this time. Knock on wood maybe I can avoid it this month. I am in... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:06:33 EST Experimenting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656968 It has been difficult to stay on a Vegan diet with my food allergies AND expensive. I am going to focus more on anti-inflammatory foods and started taking 5-HTP and Magnesium. I am exercising more aggressively and although that is a no-no in the fibro world I was bored to death and saw very little change in my weight. Exercise should be fun not monotonous. I will give myself rest days as needed and I am getting more sleep and drinking more water. I want to start taking an anti-inflammatory b... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:31:49 EST Fibromyalgia: my motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631593 It is no secret that I struggle with fibromyalgia and that it has greatly impacted my life. Recently I have noticed my pain levels have been raising and my dependance on pain medication has risen. Although I do not take narcotics it concerns me that my need for pain relief has grown substantially over the last few months. I decided to try something new. I am a vegetarian but do not always eat the best. Some of this is because of money but it is also lack of discipline. My weight has increased... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:26:10 EST I am back to Spark my Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625640 I have been ill for a while but I am back. Fibromyalgia will not get the best of me! I have been eating vegetarian but I am thinking about going vegan for ethical and health reasons. I am looking forward to starting my garden and I found a group that trades heirloom seeds so that makes me happy! My cats are doing great. I am still looking for a job but just got involved in an environmental group because I wanted to pursue my passions while making a difference. It would be nice to have an inco... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:21:02 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392165 I started Insanity again. I am pretty out of shape so my initial fitness test was not good. I finally got over the nasty nerve injury I got a few months ago. I have been working back up to this by staying active. I went back to school to get a masters certificate after and unfortunate situation with an employer who refused to pay me AT ALL and after 3 months I finally quit. I have been battling depression along with my fibro pain. Anybody who suffers from those ailments can tell you it is ver... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:43:55 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392164 I started Insanity again. I am pretty out of shape so my initial fitness test was not good. I finally got over the nasty nerve injury I got a few months ago. I have been working back up to this by staying active. I went back to school to get a masters certificate after and unfortunate situation with an employer who refused to pay me AT ALL and after 3 months I finally quit. I have been battling depression along with my fibro pain. Anybody who suffers from those ailments can tell you it is ver... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:43:51 EST Time Audit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195068 Do you know how your life seems so busy that you do not know how you will fit in another thing? Then all of the sudden something new gets thrown on your plate and you manage to make that part of your every day routine as well. I was talking to my boss who said once he did some independent consulting in Spain. He said that he was amazed at how few hours they worked as compared to Americans. What was amazing is that they got much more work done. He said they spent their time putting a concerte... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:16:15 EST POLAR BEAR PLUNGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182871 So for years I have wanted to do the polar bear plunge. For those of you who don't know what that is...people wear swimsuits in the winter cold and plunge into the water together. In my case I will be plunging into the ice cold Puget Sound with tons of other hardy (crazy) souls. What a way to start the New Year...doing something I have always wanted to be brave enough to do!...what have you always wanted to do but you have put it off...will this be the year? <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:47:22 EST Self Discipline (Plus Quote) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986300 "Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." <BR> ~Clint Eastwood <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been reading up on self discipline lately (I will get to an interesting website I found in a minute). I have been away from Spark for awhile (a few weeks but it's been even longer since I blogged). I started Insanity 3 weeks ago and had a really bad fibro flare-up. I had a to take a few days off because the... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:13:01 EST Up Early and Daily Quote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936133 I woke up at 5 am this morning. Weird because I stayed up until almost 1 am reading a book (I know, naughty me but hey it only happens once in awhile)I think it's because my body knew it would be sunny and I was excited about working outside, woo hoo! I am getting ready to work out and then I will have a shake and head outside! I am working Abs (yuck), Lower body, and doing Cardio today. Only a week left of the 10 minute trainers (I do 3 a day) then I move on to Insanity! <BR> <BR> Yesterda... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:28:06 EST Birthday diet, LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930280 Yesterday was my daughter's 16th birthday party and a friend's baby shower. I did not over eat but I pretty much ate junk! 2 fried chicken wings (at the baby shower), a piece of pizza and a piece of cake (at my daughter's party). It did not help that I spent most of my day driving a car full of teenagers around...picked them up from their homes (one lives an hour away) then to the water park. I then drove to a baby shower and then picked the kids up from the water park, to home for the party,... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 15:43:46 EST Dinner you'll not get the best of me...UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927772 Last night I ate over 900 calories for dinner!!! All healthy and I stayed within the right calorie range but I am feeling rotten that half my calories were eaten at dinner! UGH! I have tried many strategies but none have worked yet...I get very hungry after dinner if I don't eat at least 600 calories but dang I do not want to eat all that in the evening. The night before I ate around 600 and then felt guilty so I started doing house work and was wound up before bed so I read 25 pages of my b... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:53:42 EST Update from Yesterday and a quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924895 So I accomplished every thing from yesterday except going to the farmer's market because my partner needed to run some errands of her own. I even drank 8 glasses of water and ate a little less at dinner time. <BR> <BR> Today we can go to the vegetable stand or the local food Co-Op together after we go to the orthopedic surgeon for her knee. She has a torn meniscus. She has not slept well in weeks because of the pain I am SO glad she can finally see the surgeon. I just worry about her unde... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:26:46 EST To Do...(writing this so I feel more responsible to get it done!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923423 I know if I write this I know that I will feel like I must finish the list. I will report back! <BR> <BR> Here is my nutritional goal for the day. I am really having a hard time drinking enough water. I am not drinking soda pop or other unhealthy drinks I just don't drink enough in general (an average of 5 a day). Today 8 glasses of water!!! <BR> <BR> I am also eating too many calories at dinner. They are healthy foods but way too much for the evening time. My total calories for the day are... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:07:32 EST Do you ever have a hard time deciding on a title for your blog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921959 I stayed consistent with my work outs all weekend but I find they are happening later and later in the day. I got up early this morning to remedy that but I knew I could not exercise to early because I have to have recovery periods between my workouts. This is true for all but especially those of us with fibromyalgia. <BR> It's hard to keep myself from being so gung ho that I hurt myself. I am such a type A personality! <BR> <BR> I just worked out and I am planning on going outside to enjo... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:18:44 EST Great Article and My Weekly Rundown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919012 This week has had it's ups and downs. I worked out every day which feels good because I have lost weight and my pants are fitting just a little bit looser. I have been cleaning and organizing this week because I know once I get working again I will be happy I did. I already have an organizational system in place so that made it much easier than it would have been otherwise. <BR> <BR> I am catching up on correspondence and phone calls neglected because I was working so hard in school. I fini... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:23:28 EST Moving on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914052 Well I started exercising again and eating right. I went to the doctor today and was happy to tell him I had quit smoking several months ago. I got a lot done as far as errands but now it's time for the big job hunt... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 23:55:31 EST Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908776 I was thinking about consistency the other day and reading about people who leave Spark and then come back to it. Some people may see them as inconsistent but y'know, on a positive note they are consistently coming back. They never give up. Life gets in the way sometimes or battles with food and physical or mental issues, but they keep coming back. <BR> <BR> I am not tutting my own horn here but I was getting down on myself for not being on Spark for a month and not being able to get that e... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 13:13:19 EST Getting Real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903100 Before anyone else compliments me for being a teacher I have to admit that last week I chose not to pursue that profession. <BR> First: my fibromyalgia was getting worse and worse because student teaching is grueling with very little time for sleep. I knew that I had to admit to myself that this field is too much for my disabilities because I was told that this pace continues as you establish yourself in the first 5 years of teaching. <BR> Next: <BR> I loved the kids and certain aspects of... Tue, 29 May 2012 16:39:22 EST Well, School is almost finished... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901890 I have not had two minutes to myself in the last 6 weeks. I am glad that it is winding down and I will have my Master's in Education. It has really been a whirlwind since I last posted. I had a yard sale this weekend and I started the body detox from 10 minute trainer. I decided to do the 3 workout a day plan (started today) so I can lose a few pounds for my graduation (June 25th)...I will then move on to the Insanity program and then P90x...we'll see. <BR> <BR> I started reading a book t... Mon, 28 May 2012 22:29:03 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834958 First great news! My field supervisor came and did her first observation of me teaching (it happens once a week now). She had nothing but compliments and told me I am a natural! She actually said I am a great teacher!!!! I hear that all the time from my mentor teacher as well. I was put down for so long by that horrible teacher during Winter quarter it still rings in my head sometimes...but...I have to tell you that I hear so many good things all day that it honestly drowns out the negative s... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:12:27 EST When I am stressed I like to clean... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4813913 When I am stressed I like to clean. I am sick today but I want to clean and don't have a lot of energy for it plus the list of 1,000 things I have to do are rushing through my brain...so my brain won't focus on the most important thing I have to do right now...STUDY CURRICULUM. I know what I need to do....relax, meditate, focus on one thing at a time but it's not really a possibility right now so I am doing the one thing I know to do right now and that is to blog. One of our inside kitties is... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:54:06 EST School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812057 I love my new placement and the teacher is very supportive. I feel free to get involved with the daily lessons way more than I ever did with my last teacher. She loves my lessons and is committed and loving to her students. I am finally learning names, LOL. She is going to meet with me on Spring break to plan out the next three weeks which is great. <BR> <BR> The kids are awesome. I love feeling like I am making a difference. I stepped in to break up a fight yesterday. Just stepped right in ... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:45:42 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809739 We went to see the neurologist yesterday and he seems to think that Kim's issues from last year (blood pressure dropping dangerously low) is getting worse. The good part is that we might be able to treat it by upping her riboflavin from 100mg to 400mg and having her drink green tea every day religiously in addition to what we have been doing already...the bad news is that if it does not work she will have to take medicine for her blood pressure. He doesn't think that her sinuses are causing t... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:05:40 EST It's a little thing but I am stoked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806645 This article is about creating a playlist for your workouts. I know it's a simple thing but if I don't have to much "homework" after school tomorrow I am going to indulge myself by creating a CD with an awesome play list...I love music...what a way to stay motivated...and I have not done that for myself in a long time! The last time I made a mixed CD was for my partner when we were dating. The last one I made for myself was...let's just say it was far enough back I don't remember it. Check i... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 02:23:10 EST Getting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4804027 "Nature is man's teacher. <BR> She unfolds her treasure to his search, <BR> unseals his eye, illumes his mind, <BR> and purifies his heart; <BR> an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds <BR> of her existence." ~Alfred Billings Street <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I stopped to take a break from my yardwork, I took off my shoes and socks and just felt the ground under my feet...as a Taurus I am truly an earth sign and need to have contact with the earth in orde... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:37:23 EST What a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803519 Yesterday I blogged about my mood and funny stories...thanks for making me laugh! Then I went to my Spark teams and posted inspirational quotes pertinent to each teams' focus. Then I sent some spark goodies. Then I went on facebook and posted a funny "I am here for you" picture on my friend's wall because she is going through some troubles right now. Then I got dressed in my work clothes and planted my organic potatoes I am so thankful that my friend had gifted them to me a few days ago. My p... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 04:28:32 EST Funny Stories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802681 OKay I need some funny stories and/or jokes friends. Today I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, lol. My fibro pain levels are high and I just t want to cry probably because of my period plus everything else going on. Today our little stray seems to be in the same mood. She is usually loving but this morning she hissed and growled when I brought her canned food, fresh water and cleaned out her box which is my morning routine. <BR> My partner wants us to go visit her parents tomorrow becaus... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:19:38 EST Another Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801685 Getting ready to take my daughter to the doctor. We'll see where we are going from there. Maybe we will get the results from the latest test (yesterday). I know the Neurologist and ENT doctor are in our future though. Hopefully we can get in soon but you know how specialists are. Plus we have to be able to get late afternoon appointment because I am student teaching and if I miss time I will lose my placement. Not a good thing because I would lose my financial aid. Student teaching takes so ... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:22:18 EST Update: Wednesday's Tests http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799139 The tests were clear. That's a relief. More tests to run but at least that fear has past. Our next stop is probably a neurologist but we won't know that until she sees her PCP again. I talked to her doctor this evening and that seems to be the direction she is leaning. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 03:04:19 EST Worry... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798282 So, my daughter started having medical problems again. She went through a whole string of blood tests...none of which show anything. This morning we took her to get a ultrasound and x-ray of her abdomen. They said they will know by this afternoon but her doctor will not get it until the morning. Still faster results than I expected so we'll see if we get any answers. Until then her dizzy spells and nausea are giving her a fit and she is on a bland diet...poor kid is starving. She has a good d... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:43:07 EST Sooo...for my next trick...LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793815 Okay silly blog title I know. I have good news and bad news and so I thought since trouble seems to have been following me the last couple years, I would say that for my next trick I will again juggle this...although I am convinced that one day soon it will be smooth sailing for a bit. Umm, any day now would be great, LOL. <BR> <BR> Good News: <BR> This week is a big week because I start at my new school. I will blog about it once I meet the students but I am super excited! <BR> <BR> Not ... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:23:25 EST You too, Can Be Positive and Overcome Against all Odds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4787536 “Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.” <BR> Stephen R. Covey quotes <BR> <BR> Lately I have been reflecting. Come, take a few minutes and walk through my story with me...you too can overcome... <BR> <BR> Many of you have known me for awhile know that I have been through a lot the last few years. Car accidents, a major re... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:06:44 EST Two Wolves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4692646 A fight is going on inside me...and it made me think of the old Cherokee Story "Two Wolves" <BR> <BR> An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. <BR> "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, hu... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:12:34 EST If I Can do it You can do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4649095 When you are riding in an airplane and they go over safety instructions they tell you that if the cabin loses air compression and the air masks come down you need to put your own mask on first before putting one on your child or the person beside you who needs help. This is because you have to be healthy enough to adequately care for the person who needs you. <BR> <BR> As I wrote in my last blog I am caretaker, mom, and student (student teacher now). I have fibromyalgia and when I have a fla... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:48:53 EST Back again hard times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640621 I finished my masters FINALLY! Now I am student teaching. It is hard right now. My partner was diagnosed with breast cancer and recently had a mastectomy. It has been really tough. Right about the time I came back to Spark and was finishing my last quarter of school plus my masters...she was diagnosed. Between doctors appointments and school...I have felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. I want to start back I need to take care of myself. I am stuck in the background of all that is ha... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:22:21 EST I am returning and boy do I need support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514007 I have not been to Spark since May. In June I started my Master's thesis research and after hours upon hours of research plus the obligations of my other classes I was overwhelmed. I also had a major fibromyalgia flare-up and I was in a huge amount of pain for a large part of the quarter. I ate food, drank coffee and smoked cigarettes to stay awake. Yes, I have been a smoker for a long time and have not admitted it because I didn't want to be judged. I am quitting both because of my health an... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 17:52:01 EST The True Test of Dedication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4247437 Yesterday I felt like I was at my limit. With school and preparing for the test of my life (my very future) plus working out I felt like I was at my limit. This test i have coming up is for my teacher's certification. It is one of the toughest teacher's certification tests in the country. There is no true way to prepare for what this test brings as it has everything from physics to Health class, from statistics to pre-calculus. And this is only for an Elementary School endorsement my first st... Sat, 21 May 2011 16:18:56 EST Lost another pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4241626 Just a quick note before I head off for school. I have lost another pound and my workout went great today. I fell asleep on my homework last night at 430pm and slept until 730 am...guess I was tired. I feel great today but had to do double duty on my homework and no time to study for my test today ugh. Well at least I am staying committed! I have to celebrate my birthday by doing homework and going to class...won't be home until 1030 tonight. Oh well. Next year I'll be celebrating my graduati... Wed, 18 May 2011 17:26:11 EST Studying and maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4234634 I AM IN MY SKINNY JEANS AGAIN! This is motivation enough to keep up with the workouts despite all the studying I have to do for my teacher's certification test and all the homework I have in my Master's program. I have been doing nothing but studying and working out and thus it will be for the next 2 weeks! I am tired but still pushing through as Shaun T likes to say. No more time to write. Bye for now friends. Sun, 15 May 2011 19:36:01 EST YES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4225651 Had a great workout yesterday and looking forward to another killer workout today...then it's off to school. I went grocery shopping last night and bought some good healthy food so I am ready to kick some serious butt again. I don't think I have given myself credit for the fact that I am almost back into my "skinny" jeans again. Another week and I think I can do it. In less than 3 weeks I will be finished with Insanity round two and starting P90x. Thank you to all those Sparkers who have been... Wed, 11 May 2011 13:22:57 EST I need a little help... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4220516 I took two days off Insanity...my pain levels were too high. I'm going back to it today. I realize "that time of the month" can be hard on my fibro and with weather changes added to the mix...well...I have to accept my limitations. <BR> <BR> I am just not as strict on my diet as I was before...I have eliminated junk food and any sweet drinks. But still eat butter, etc. every couple of days. I think the stress I have from school just makes it easier to forget I'm trying to lose weight...I lit... Mon, 9 May 2011 12:50:40 EST Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4210086 I am going to work out with an easier Insanity video today. my pain levels were so high after working out yesterday...I can't even describe the pain! I had a fibro flare-up after the workout and it was brutal. So today as much as I hate it I will do an easier workout. Cardio core and balance from last week allows me to move at my own pace and still get a work out. I am eating better today and I am finally back to 178...still pulling those stomach muscles in tight for those jeans...I just keep... Wed, 4 May 2011 14:37:34 EST Pushing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4207288 So I am sore and worried about a flare-up of my fibromyalgia if I push too hard. Fear never helped anyone. I am working out anyway (Insanity Max). <BR> <BR> I have so much homework and on top of it 2 major tests which are essential to my certification...so I need to find time to study for those. It's easy to "graze" as I study! <BR> <BR> I got a great suggestion yesterday about pre-making snacks which I am going to try on Thursday when I have a little time to do it. I have to work on homew... Tue, 3 May 2011 12:15:13 EST