ULEWIJ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ULEWIJ ULEWIJ'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/ Socializing and the downfall that is alcohol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479702 Well, the past two weeks I have consumed a lot of ice cream, cheese, gluten free crackers, and wine..... and YUP those are my super vices. My cousin and her husband leaving, instead of going right back on the Whole 30 wagon, I fell off in a big way. I can blame TOM, I can blame emotions regarding relationships and job searching, I can blame physical pain, I can even blame jury duty..... But I know what it is....It's avoiding confronting the emotions, wanting to escape, and......ALCOHOL! It... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:14:49 EST Whole 30 Days 6-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479694 So I lagged on posting my Whole 30 updates...... <BR> Here's the photos, and then I have some explaining to do: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104994271.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1077482929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l407815249.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1598473241.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1969... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 16:55:59 EST Whole 30 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454562 Holy smokies was today a rough sweet tooth day...I caved in a way, but more on that in a bit. <BR> <BR> I saw the sunshine today!!! I hobbled down my back steps and watered my Swiss Chard and picked a Lemon and got to sit and absorb some much needed Vitamin D today! :) <BR> <BR> I also fell IN LOVE with a 5 yr old, 5.5 lb Yorkie who's up for adoption.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l774554688.jpg"> <BR> Look at that FACE!!! How adorable is this face?!? <BR> Ala... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:58:43 EST Whole 60 Days 3 & 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453418 I'm struggling a bit. The whole staying at home all day and no real deal exercise is really making the nutrition part difficult. I'm bored, I'm lonely, some moments I feel like I just need to do SOMETHING. <BR> Last night was the first night of 4 that I slept in my bed for a full night and not on the couch, so that's some progress. I've been trying to listen to more music and read (all the television matching makes me want to eat). <BR> I've tried tidying up and throwing out some stuff so I... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:02:35 EST Whole 60 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451340 Today was pretty easy food wise since I have everything pretty much planned out. <BR> .....Except for one little hitch. <BR> I was online today and saw something I wasn't too prepared for, and the kicker is, I thought I was safe from seeing what I saw. I don't want to get into it publically here, but well...my heart felt like it dropped into my stomach. Emotional things have felt a bigger impact this year since I can't get into my car and drive, can't go to a concert, can't even hang out at... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:08:06 EST Whole 60 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450459 I'm a little nervous but excited about my Whole 30, which I'm making into a Whole 60. <BR> Why 60?....well I hear that for us autoimmune folks it takes 90days to see the full benefits of the Whole 30 Program. 90 feels daunting. 30 I think I would think it's no big deal and might get too lax. 60 seems perfect to me. <BR> <BR> I wish I could be doing this without pain medication, but Whole 9 says to keep taking meds prescribed by the doc...and I'm in too much pain to stop em. Here's hoping th... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:43:08 EST Second surgery down...recovering still http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442616 Hopefully I will not need any more surgeries, and this recovery can go by fast. The second foot only required two screws and no tendon repair so the pain has been considerably less. But the first foot is still such a killer between the tendon repairs and the tendon cutting. All my weight has been on that first foot for the past month and holy hell....I'm using the pain pills more for that foot than for the foot that just had surgery. Good news is I'm greenlighted to start physical therapy ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:33:28 EST New meaning to Boot n Rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350080 OK, I don't want to get too hung up on the negative, so I'm going to summarize my experience going out of the house: <BR> 1. Everyone (yes I'm being very general here) thinks I have caused my injury to myself. That I deserve my condition through a faulty decision of my own. This conclusion is jumped to by comments such as "What did YOU do?!" and "No more snowboarding for you!" <BR> a. : I have tried snowboarding ONCE in my life and never took to it <BR> b. : Really people!? What did ... Wed, 8 May 2013 17:03:39 EST 4 weeks turned into 5, and now 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318757 Another doctor's appointment and another push back. <BR> <BR> Well today was supposed to just be a "wound check" appointment. Which meant that dang blood blister needed tending to. And I'm glad I called last week because today (two weeks since my last appointment) I was told the wound needs daily washing. And of course two weeks ago this info was not shared with me...I was only told to apply a burn cream daily and change the dressing. So today the layer of cakes cream was removed with gauze... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:26:59 EST Booted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312083 I've been in a boot for a week now, and can I tell ya how much more comfortable it is than the splint was!? Still not walking :( Two more weeks of not walking, and then xrays to determine if I can walk and stand. <BR> In the meantime, I've been pretty diligently Paleo. I can tell I have not gained any weight, and may have lost a couple pounds which would be great. My only non-paleo crutch has been diet pepsi, haven't kicked the caffeine while taking these pain meds. <BR> Ah well. Fri, 5 Apr 2013 00:00:37 EST Awesome Paleo deal til April 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308331 Ever wanted to try going Paleo? Want a guide to the autoimmune protocol for Paleo? <BR> The WellFed cookbook alone is sooooo worth it! <BR> All ebooks and a low cost. I love spreading the Paleo word because its just so good for us! <BR> Ends April 9th <BR> <BR> http://www.paleoplan.com/primal-life-kit<BR>/ Tue, 2 Apr 2013 01:05:07 EST foot/leg surgery and the ugliness with it (pic...beware!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296512 Ok, so I have been neglecting my online life... which in a way has been pretty nice... but it is with very good reason. And as my spark family does not have my phone number and is not in contact with me that way, I thought you are all owed an explanation as to where I've been. <BR> <BR> If you've been following my story, you know I've needed (and wanted) to get my feet fixed for some time. Well, it has happened with a slightly different surgical plan as previously thought. <BR> <BR> A ten... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:02:07 EST New year...New medical group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213484 The neverending story with my feet needing surgery makes me crazy..... <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was about to join a new gym (I'm going through major gym membership withdrawls and my home gym is just not the same).... and I had the thought that one of the questions I need to be asking the gym is how long can my membership be put on a medical hold since my feet will put me out of comission for about 6 months...and that's whenever I can acutally get to see the person I want to see to do the surger... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:48:50 EST Made an exercise chart today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210950 This TOM is kicking my butt. I feel SO freakin moody/bloated/crampy/all over body aches....sux! Good news...no heart burn with this one, and I'm sleeping somewhat 'normal' hours, but this PMDD symptoms now that I'm off of YAZ is not fun! I know the risks of YAZ appear to outweigh the symptoms of PMDD, but it flippin sux sux sux. I am so fatigued and I hurt so much all over as soon as I wake up in the morning. Month four of recording my periods for my endocrinologist. By far, this month ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:10:46 EST It's always the little steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199340 Getting back on track, it's always the little steps. <BR> <BR> I signed up for the January spark challenge and I scoffed at the 8 min mini workouts in addition to the 5 sessions of cardio a week. A wake up call is what I got instead. Those 8 min workouts made my heart rate totally increase, and my forehead begin to get moist....which tells me....I've really fallen from where I was just 6 months ago with my fitness. Last year was the worst fitness year, and this year, I need to get this we... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 19:30:09 EST Day 1 of 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185390 I haven't gone to bed yet, which means it's still the first day of the year for me. <BR> <BR> I really really really thought about cancelling my spark account today, and right before Iogged on I thought I was going to be logging on in order to shut it down. But no, not yet, I'm not ready to be done with spark. I'm not where I ultimately want to be with my fitness or size of my body. I'm still struggling with getting into a comfortable routine (workout wise), funds and my location are stil... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 05:45:15 EST After the endocrinologist.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114814 Where to start. <BR> Well, endrocrinologist appointment was good. (I LOVE mine! she really listens and talks out all options). <BR> What has me VERY nervous is going off birth control...yikes! But I am looking at it with a positive lens. Hoping that my cortisol will go down a little (and maybe some of that belly fat with it!), hoping that sleep cycles will level out, hoping that allergy symptoms will decrease, hoping that gut issues will calm down. Yup, all of that might happen just with ge... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:11:02 EST Go Giants! ....and stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096716 VERY VERY VERY excited that the Giants are going on to the next round of playoffs!!!! YAY!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Besides that..... got on the scale this week because I felt like I lost weight....nope, had gained two pounds. BUT got back on track with mostly paleo (the exception being black tea with some CBTL sugar free powder a couple times this week), and so far, I've taken off those two pounds, and an extra half pound! Today is my mom's retirement dinner, which officially ends all the family h... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:51:07 EST Writing out goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044539 Warning....this is a lot of lists (and it's not overwhelming to me, but it may be to you!) <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Limit: <BR> 2 hrs of TV OR 1 movie OR 1 baseball game per day <BR> No more than 4 meals in front of the TV a week <BR> 1 sweet thing a week <BR> Don't eat out more than 2x week <BR> Wake up by 8:30am daily <BR> <BR> 2. Add <BR> exercise per week: <BR> 1 long walk/hike <BR> 2x Spinning <BR> 2x Jump Rope <BR> 2x Strength Train <BR> 3hrs of pilates <BR> 3x shoulder PT exe... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 20:20:10 EST slippery slope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044442 Exercise....or the lack thereof....has been a slippery slope as of late. My stomach has been a wreck, due to some not so great food choices, and with that, the ability to exercise at all has been non existent. <BR> Still bummed about the pilates schedule change. I'm pissed that this is the second time I've really meshed well with an exercise rountine and it's been taken away from me. The first time was when I was the fittest I've even been...and had to leave my gym of 5 years b/c I moved... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 19:11:26 EST slow changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030087 I'm trying to listen to my body's rejection of not-good-for-me food. My body doesn't like grains, my body doesn't like dairy (eggs are not dairy in case you didn't know), my body doesn't like coffee, my body doesn't like soy or beans, and I have a crave/hate relationship with sugar. I can say "I do best on a paleo lifestyle" which is true, but I also get the opinions of 'people shouldn't eat bacon much' and 'not too much red meat' blah blah blah. Some people feel good eating whole wheat to... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 02:44:55 EST has to be stated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028371 ok, I have to say this outloud (or rather type it).... I have not been working out, and my entire center body area is so blubbery and yucky feeling. When I'm laying down i feel uncomfortable. When I'm sitting down I feel uncomfortable. I need to work out, I need to be eating better, and all I do is feel yucky and not good lately. I've been sleeping so much, and it's been a pain to get out of bed. It feels like I'm fighting something, but maybe it's just me fighting me. <BR> I haven't fel... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:52:31 EST Back in the saddle again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020150 ok, so medically i'm ok. <BR> ok, so tests are done. <BR> ok, so interning is done. <BR> <BR> so....now what? <BR> <BR> well, I fell off the healthy eating and exercising wagon for the past 3 months while stressin about the tests I had to take. and holy heck....i really really really really really hate the sugar train. like HATE it. <BR> <BR> BUT.... I'm back on spark (as usual), I'm making walking dates with my friends, I'm inspired to make a vision and goal board, and.....I need to... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:50:04 EST The good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020141 SO that this doesn't get tainted with any other news..... <BR> <BR> I passed my state licensing exams in June and July and two weeks ago finally received my license number after 6 LONG hard years of work!!! <BR> <BR> While part of me is like...FINALLY!!....the other part of me has to get a job LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:44:14 EST Slowly but surely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919264 Saw the dermatologist Friday. I'm on the mend. It's a slower recovery for me than "normal" but it's good to hear that there's progress. I was afraid there may have been another issue not resolved. <BR> I took a walk up a small hill from a street car stop home (I used to do this walk both ways, but not in the past 3months). I was good to push myself a little, and of course a bummer that it felt harder than it used to...but...one step at a time right?! <BR> <BR> My eating is getting more in c... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:45:29 EST feeling like I'm scrambling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915704 Saw another new allergist yesterday...1 hr 45 min appointment. 3rd allergist in a year. <BR> Aren't there GPs who are autoimmune specialists out there? <BR> <BR> I'm finally getting better...skin is healing and cold is going away. The best thing?...a solid week of sleep! <BR> <BR> My temporary job is over. On to just studying for exams. <BR> <BR> July 1st my membership at the gym and pilates resumes, here's hoping I'm 100% better in 3 weeks! <BR> <BR> My eating habits are getting ba... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 02:42:29 EST on to the next one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877652 as the song says.... On to the next one! <BR> <BR> Sunday is the day I try pills to kill the rest of those scabies. I'm nervous about the treatment since I've reacted so poorly to everything else so far. <BR> <BR> I've been very forunate and appreciative of my parents during all this. They've both (individually) been there for me. <BR> <BR> I'm trying my best not to itch (it super creeps me out that itching just makes those suckers burrow deeper!) <BR> <BR> All about sippin on bone brot... Fri, 11 May 2012 22:28:19 EST flippin scabies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870496 Sunday morning I'm woken up by my dermatologist calling me...which should have tipped me off that it was sunday morning and she left a message telling me to call her on her cell phone. My two biopsys came back....positive for SCABIES!!! totally gross...I get itchy thinking about it. <BR> So SIX MONTHS....yes SIX MONTHS....and 5 doctors couldn't figure this out. And this is something completely curable in like a month total (a week of treatment and 2-4 weeks for all bumps and itching to go ... Mon, 7 May 2012 12:21:51 EST not giving up, but feeling the frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855417 So I've been avoiding the scale due to knowing that I've gained weight....not having been able to do a cardio workout for 5 months, and not even being able to do pilates for a month now. <BR> I had to get on the scale at the endocrinologist appointment this week, and saw that in two months I've gained 15 pounds. Obviously I'm not happy. I have everyone telling me how fast it will come off b/c it must be a side effect from the prednisone, the no sleeping, the no exercise...but all I can th... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:23:31 EST update on the medical situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834801 So, saw a new dermatologist...my mom's dermatologist..... <BR> <BR> They looked at each piece of what I told them, and really paid attention and tested my skin and actually touched the areas that were in reaction (an hour appointment), and both the PA and the doc were problem solving. Feels good that they didn't jump to any quick conclusions. <BR> <BR> 1. I did have hives, but in the past week and a half, I haven't had any actual hives (and their 'hive reactive skin' test was negative in t... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:52:23 EST fuming!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831233 Me: Hi new allergist, I've been in a hive reactive state since december after taking augmentin and predisone. I was on the augmentin for a month, and been in this reactive state for 4 months now. <BR> Doctor: Do you think it could have been the prednisone? when did your reaction start? <BR> Me: not until about 2-3 weeks after the prednisone. I reacted pretty bad to it with sleeplessness though. I wouldn't fall asleep until 9am out of sheer exhaustion and crash for 3hours and that went o... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:20:33 EST Circle of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806652 My sisters' grandfather died yesterday.....my step-mom's dad. I'm doing fine except for the triggers back to the death of my grandmother...and the fact it's her birthday in 2 minutes. I wasn't close to him, did not feel like part of my family, but my sisters...well they were almost as close to him as I was my grandmother. I'm sad and choked up thinking about the heartache and grief they are and will be feeling. He was 94 years old and had a VERY good life, so nothing to feel super bad abo... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 03:07:08 EST My 10 things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797335 I had lunch with a friend I used to work in cosmetics with today. We were talking about working on ourselves and not thinking about getting into any kind of new relationships. We have made the promise to make a list of 10 things we are going to be doing to work on ourselves instead of spending that time focused on boys we should not be wasting time and energy thinking about! <BR> <BR> So I thought I'd share my list: <BR> <BR> My list of 10 things: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Study for st... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:38:09 EST gettin restless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791658 this 'hive reactive skin' thing is really pissing me off!!!!!!! no cardio, except for like one 2hour walk and 10 min on a bike, and a spin class in 3 months!!!! <BR> Getting hot, flushed, sweaty...really makes this reaction worse and i feel miserable, besides the fact that having pin point hives (the top of a pin sized bumps) lasting a couple days isn't something I like to show off. Or the patchy flushed skin. <BR> Saw two of my docs this week...they don't have any concerns with my thyroid ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 07:11:24 EST such goes the emo eating monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783036 the emo monster...the emotional eating monster... <BR> I think I need to create a superhero to slay the monster. Just re-telling what I foods I fell to this week doesn't seem right. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 03:42:15 EST The big update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4733969 Health Issues Suck....is the way I would describe how things have been going for me. <BR> <BR> Back in Oct, I was down with a nasty sinus infection that just would not quit. Prednisone (sp, i know, i know), and 5 weeks of antibiotics (yeah, i didn't think that was such a good idea either). <BR> An allergist who "released me of his care" after I had to file a grievence against his office manager for blocking my care and access to the doctor. <BR> Foot surgery had to be postponed due to a thi... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 15:45:51 EST Its the little things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565778 I've been sick for a whole flippin month, and then recovering from slicing my elbow open...needless to say, my activity level, my healthy eating, and just getting projects done, work done, and house maintainence ....has all fallen way short of where I want to be. <BR> <BR> But today I had some great insight (with a little help), that I am doing so many little things. <BR> <BR> I am slowing working on filling in the bare spots of my lawn (more work than I realized), but I'm taking one area a... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:08:30 EST Self-sabatoge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4545483 Self- Sabatoge is really a B%&$^!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> that is all. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:28:05 EST Sinus infection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535462 So my sinus infection has forced me to rest these last two weeks....stayed home from work and sleeping about 12hours total a day (10-11hrs at night, and a nap during the day). I'm figuring out that my body really needed the rest and I had been working way too hard. <BR> This week I did not give up on my pilates bootcamp though, and went 4 times this week, plus did a light strength training workout, ate some pretty healthy food this week, and managed to do some gardening. While part of me is... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:23:42 EST MIA once again...dang it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519174 SO I was gone for about a whole month....lame! <BR> I say lame because I really like being on here! In fact, I tell just about everyone I know to get on here b/c it's so supportive and good. <BR> <BR> I'm sick right now, and I actually am not surprised due to the lack of exercise, the poor nutrition, and the WAY over working. <BR> <BR> On the positive vibes..... Started to see a nutritionist in my doc's office to help make sure that nurtrionally I'm doing all I can for my medical issue... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 15:03:37 EST frustrations after a doctor's visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4455623 I know we've ALL been there, most of us multiple times.... <BR> You go to the primary doc's office, she/he makes you get on that scale, says that number out loud (as if you don't know) as they write it down (yup, they don't even look you in the eye). Then, as you're all volunerable and in that silly paper gown...you start getting "The Talk." You know that talk....the 'so, how's the weightloss going? how many times a week are you exercising? what are you eating? I'm sure I don't need to ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:20:02 EST Who knows what each day will bring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4435973 I went back to the Purveyor of Pain this morning after a 3 week hiatus. It felt really good, even though he is totally crazy about food right now. He recommended a "nurtrionist" who I searched online when I got home today, and she just took a year course to be a "health coach" ummmm I'm sure she has NO idea what to do with my medical issues and what I should be eating. I told him that she's not a nutritionist and he was like "she really knows her stuff" and I was like "ummm I'm not seeing ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 02:45:50 EST where oh where did my spirit go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4431730 I have ZERO motivation right now....what the hell. <BR> Yesterday I was proud of overcoming a stress/tired urge to binge out...but it appears I just postponed it until tonight. <BR> The past two mornings I did make sure to work out for 30min but it was a pretty lite workout by my standards...did get sweaty, but I've felt like a weakling. My pants were snug today, the ones that are usually a little roomy. <BR> I got my little 5k bib today and maybe I'm a little upset and defeated feeling that... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:40:54 EST 8/7/11 goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4412842 Exercise: <BR> Sun------ Running intervals <BR> Mon---- spinning <BR> Tues----- bootcamp <BR> Wed------ we'll see, but hopefully running intervals <BR> Thurs ----- personal training <BR> Fri------ spinning <BR> Sat----- kettlebell/TRX bootcamp <BR> <BR> Eating: <BR> Ok, so today I ran out and got yummy yummy Pica Pica...BUT the goal will be to: <BR> Not eat out for the rest of this week <BR> Mon-Sat 5 servings of fruit/veggies a day <BR> No Dairy except the 4 goat milk yogurts I have left ... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:08:00 EST What did I learn on vacation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4412838 Well, I learned that there is TONS of gluten free food out there, and there's tons of yummy goodies. It actually took a while for this to sink in. The overeating in Seattle, at home, and on the road on the east coast...there is no lack of good tasting gluten free. Yes, there are crappy things too, but the good stuff is good enough, which means I don't need to eat it like it's going to disappear. <BR> I totally struck out in the exercise dept. The weather did kick my booty a bit, but I am ... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:02:26 EST New Goal Idea...the exercise portion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374055 Starting Friday night I will be on the east coast for 2 weeks. <BR> This could mean total exercise disaster. But I want to make it fun. <BR> <BR> I have a new idea. <BR> <BR> New circuit: <BR> <BR> MonWedFri <BR> 1. Jumping Rope <BR> 2. Jumping Jacks <BR> 3. Pushup to Plank <BR> 4. Supermans <BR> 5. Swimming (on the mat, not in a pool LOL) <BR> 6. Side Planks <BR> 7. Burpees <BR> <BR> <BR> TuesThursSun <BR> 1. Bird-dogs <BR> 2. Butt-Touches <BR> 3. Backward Lunges <BR> 4. Bicycle Cru... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 03:24:21 EST a break in motivation...and there's that thing called summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356461 Well, summer is bringing lots of vacation time and with it, pretty extreme ups and downs with exercise, nutrition, and sparking. <BR> <BR> I went to Seattle for about a week <BR> Went to LA for 3 days <BR> and in a couple weeks will be in NY,MA, NJ for a total of 2 weeks <BR> Been to a good number of baseball games :) <BR> <BR> Happy news....I'm finally official at the place I've been trying to volunteer at for the past year. I broke down and got a new computer, and it's pretty spiffy so ... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:14:41 EST I was really proud, then spark bummed me out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4304103 This has happened once before, and now I see it must be a spark policy thing....it won't count more than 120 min of exercise a day. <BR> <BR> I was super proud of how much I worked out today! I had an hour of training this morning, and then this evening I had pilates, then went to the gym tonight and did C25k week 3 day 1 (I WILL make it past week 3 this time!!!!) and walked after so that I got an even 4 miles. <BR> I get home and take a "recovery shower" which sucks btw (hot and cold al... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:48:09 EST 6/13- 6/19 Workout commitment and last week recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4295603 So this last week wasn't totally what I had planned but I'm pretty proud of myself! <BR> Last week recap: <BR> <BR> Monday: C25k and walked + Pilates <BR> Tuesday: Spinning + Circuit training <BR> Wednesday: Spinning + Release (foam roller 30min class) <BR> Thursday: Personal Training <BR> Friday: C25k and walking <BR> Saturday: Kettlebell/TRX bootcamp + C25k plus walking <BR> Sunday: day off (wasn't supposed to be, but my walking partner bailed on me in favor of a lunch and lots of drinking... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:53:44 EST 6/6-6/12 workout commitment (plus stuff) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4286199 Monday: C25K + Pilates <BR> Tuesday: Spinning + Bootcamp <BR> Wednesday: Spinning + C25k <BR> Thursday: Training <BR> Friday: Spinning <BR> Saturday: Bootcamp + C25k + extra walking <BR> Sunday: Walking outside 3.25 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> So far this week I did Monday and Tuesday. Today though, I did spin and then found out there's a "release" class (foam roller stretching) for 30 min following the 60min of spin. I wanted to go to Pilates on Thursday as well, but I am going to the Giants g... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 18:32:32 EST