WANNABFIT34's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WANNABFIT34 WANNABFIT34'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/ Absent but getting back in the swing of things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794129 I have been quite busy with my little man but finally getting back to tracking and fitness. Being back at work has forced me to have a bit more of a routine which is good. I'm still working on finding/making time for fitness outside of just moving more. I have gotten behind on running and crossfit but am working my way back to it. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l952431287.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2104335489.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http:/... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:19:22 EST Kale Dylan 7lbs 4 oz 20in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719266 Been busy I had my little man on June 2nd! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1363610148.jpg"> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:00:04 EST 5 weeks to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689632 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1919945226.jpg"> <BR> I will be 35 weeks on Friday. I am so excited to meet our little guy. Wed, 7 May 2014 09:45:22 EST 7 weeks to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678533 In theory 7 weeks until baby is here which I will be doubly thankful for. My mobility is getting less, my aches are getting more, and my energy has seen better days. I am doing my best to continue working out through the last few weeks and working on focusing on proper nutrition. Mostly I am "dieting" by deciding how a food I want is going to benefit myself and baby. Cravings are fine to have but I try to make certain that I am most frequently choosing things that better the baby's developme... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:24:11 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662706 I haven't been on much mostly I have been focusing on being healthy throughout pregnancy. Things are going well I'm dreading having to lose weight again after the baby but staying active has been good for me. I'm 29 weeks 5 days today so I'm getting to the home stretch. On Sunday I ran an 8k (well waddled) and didn't do half bad for this far a long in pregnancy. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l857092028.jpg"> <BR> Hubby and I at the race he ran the course twice since the s... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 13:55:57 EST A new challenge and adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567360 Mentally I have been struggling as of late. I am trying to stay goal oriented while being pregnant. I really wanted to do a marathon in the spring and a triathlon in the summer, while I knew the timing was probably not going to happen I felt some let down that I wouldn't be able to do one of them. I am happy that we are expecting our first but I am also feeling a bit lost because my goals are getting pushed back and I worry how far will they get pushed back. I am focusing on my healthy eating... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:47:57 EST Doing the best I can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553951 Last night after my 12 hour shift I managed a 40 minute walk with my hubby and dogs. I really did not have the energy for it but I am glad I did it. The best I can do is be active everyday even when I am tired. At least something is better than nothing. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 08:26:28 EST Keeping fit while pregnant and wonderful hubby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553224 Not that I needed reassurance that hubby was awesome but he did some cool things last night he put up the Christmas lights during the day and then had them lit when I got home from work. This was cool since he is a not until December and before we met he wasn't into decorating at all. He also made me a flower out of fruit. It was quite creative. <BR> Doing a streak challenge 30 minutes a day through the holidays I figure that will help me keep on track I have been doing mostly walking since ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:35:45 EST Gaining weight and I couldn't be happier... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550492 We are pregnant all of the hard work I did to get healthy has been worth the ultimate goal of being able to get pregnant. I am working on a healthy weight gain for me 11-20lbs is all I need to gain. I am focusing on good nutrition but also enjoying indulgences. We are currently 11w 5d along. I am still exercising running, racquetball, swimming, cycling(mostly on the trainer right now), lots of hiking, and strength training. Hopefull this will not only minimize the weight gain but will result ... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:49:53 EST 2013 what a year.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530188 I have lost 50+ lbs this year. I have gained 8 back currently but I am not upset about it. This year was a great one and I will continue to make it great for the last couple and move into a even better 2014. Each race I ran this year I did a personal best in. Dropping my half marathon time from 3hours last year to 2:32 this year. I helped coach a couch to 5k class which was so rewarding. I helped a new runner finish a 4 mile race in a positive manner with the hopes that she will continue runn... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 16:05:54 EST 30 day Birthday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478852 I started a 30 day birthday challenge for myself this is about making that final push toward my goal. While I won't really reach my goal in 30 days I want to see what kind of progress I can make. Right now I am at a weight that is decent but I want to see less flab and more muscle so my focus for the next 30 days is going to be less about a goal weight and all about fitness and health. I am going to mainly be following a weight lifting program, eating around 1800 calories (less if my activi... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:09:58 EST Pain is temporary, Pride IS forever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473238 Saturday I ran the New Bo Half Marathon. I had been on a bit of a pity party leading up to this but on Thursday I decided it was time for the pity party to go (see previous blog). I have to give this bit of backstory so that you can see my insanity first. Early this season I ran two half marathons and they went well but at the beginning of June I did the Ultimate Reset which I lost 14 lbs but during that time the only thin you do is walk. At the beginning of July I started Focus T25 which I w... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 08:35:02 EST Take a hike pity party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469845 Today I told my pity party to take a hike. For those of you that know me fairly well you know I have a tendency for all or none mentality of doing things. Currently life is super busy I am going to school, working full time, and when I am not at work I am at my internship so I am putting in 100 hours of work a week. This of course and understandably is leading to me being tired and neglecting my workouts and as a result of my guilt over that I am not eating as well as I should be especially f... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:32:56 EST Overall progress 2009-2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436442 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1567123610.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l375467986.jpg"> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:31:33 EST Busy busy and August Burpee Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436436 My rest week comes to a close today and tomorrow I will start back at it again shooting for losing these last 20lbs. I am chomping at the bit to get back to work but I knew my body needed a rest. It does make me a little nervous to relax and take the time off but I know that I will come back to my workouts stronger and be able to focus harder on my nutrition. I am doing Shaun T's Focus T25 I actually got through 2.5 weeks when wedding week got too hectic and I realized I really needed some re... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:24:11 EST A Nice Easy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434429 I needed some recovery I have been going nonstop it seems since January my body and brain both told me it was time for a rest week. I did running group on Thursday and some little workouts here and there but nothing too strenuous by body is thanking me. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:45:37 EST Wedding week fun (with pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429565 Wedding week was an exhausting week full of fun, food, and family. Tuesday we went skydiving (taking the plunge before the plunge) <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l219656154.jpg"> <BR> Here is one with me in the free fall with the Iowa landscape <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l58568673.jpg"> <BR> We also visited the aquarium and museum in Dubuque since a lot of his family had not seen it. We followed that with some hiking at Maquoketa Caves State Pa... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:43:16 EST The wedding quickly approaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420758 As of today 6 days until the wedding. At 9 days to go I got thrown a big loop the lodge we rented is infested with bats thankfully after a frantic day I found we can still use the grounds so I rented a tent and got tables and chairs to borrow from my work. Crisis mostly solved other than it's July in Iowa and now instead of having a fairly cool lodge to use I have one outlet and have to figure out how I am going to keep people cool. My wedding dress had to be taken in 2 inches I get it on th... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:40:08 EST Ultimate Reset Progress Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411265 The after photo is blurry I think my camera needs to be cleaned perhaps. I think the pictures speak volumes for the 21 day program, but the fact that I picked up my wedding dress the day I started and now I need emergency alterations 2 weeks before the wedding speak even more volumes! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l414003153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1361859364.jpg"> <BR> The only thing the pictures don't show is how good I ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 08:07:02 EST You are your own reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404847 Two and a half weeks ago I started the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. When I started the program day 2 we went to a dinner with family and friends I brought my scheduled meal and stuck with what was on the program. The irritation for me came when I got hounded to try this, try that and I politely said no I am following this very special diet. The response “oh you’re doing that super strict diet again.” Yes I am I had proven results the first time to the tune of 22lbs in 21 days and since I was wa... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:17:12 EST ONEDERLAND!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399131 Finally I have made it to Onederland that glorious land where I weigh under 200 lbs. While I have plenty of work to still do and I am still a ways from my goal weight I am happy to say I have hit this milestone and I am moving on to the next one. On the non scale victory side of things I fit into a pair of jeans that I have not wore for a very long time and I considered them my holy grail jeans, the if only I could fit these again jeans. Good week. I am almost completed with week 2 of the Ult... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:01:01 EST Keeping a promise to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390601 I am taking a break from racing most likely until September unless I really decide I have to do the Pigman. This will be my time to really focus on reaching my goal weight. I started on Monday after the triathlon refocusing on nutrition and Wednesday I started a round 2 of the Beachbody ulitmate reset. So far I am down 5.4 lbs which last time I was on this I lost 22 lbs not expecting the same results since I am at a much lower weight than the first time. I am also down to 34 days until the we... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:46:42 EST New Olympic Distance Triathlon PR (Pics added) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384568 Going into this triathlon I was quite nervous I have been running half marathons all spring and the weather hasn't been great so I haven't been outside on the bike much at all. I had done the math of what I could potentially do for a personal record if all went well but I was not anticipating a lot due to the lack of training. The triathlon took place near my parents' house so Mike and I went up there the night before and picked up packets. During the day we rode our bikes to the farmer's mar... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:55:06 EST Secrets Learned From Successful Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375507 I was thinking about this when I saw a facebook post from ON2VVICTORY (if you don't follow him on here start he has a great story and great writing skills). The post was simple he liked the Facebook page of his upcoming half iron distance triathlon. I got thinking about the changes in him since I found him on spark. When we first started chatting he lacked confidence to try things and take on big goals and now he is training for 70.3 miles of physical and mental endurance. I realized when I w... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 11:29:39 EST Pics from the half marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361043 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1396256674.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1974087559.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l267366359.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1239175978.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Prerace photos with a work friend who I got doing her first half, pre race with the fiance (he finished 5th). A candid photo snapped by my friend during. And post race sweaty Sun, 19 May 2013 11:38:12 EST A new half marathon PR again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360929 I improved my time again in the half marathon at the Marion Arts Festival half marathon. Gun time 2:40:21 Chip time 2:39:35. The race is a beast with nonstop hills and no shade so I was happy to walk away with a PR. It did highlight the fact that I need to work on hills a lot more than I do. I will probably look at doing a fall half and hopefully improve my time by quite a bit. Sun, 19 May 2013 09:55:44 EST Chris Christie Weight loss surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351204 Reading this news today that NJ governor Chris Christie had lap band surgery to reduce weight was disappointing to me. I don't want to knock anyone for doing it I think doing what you have to in order to lose weight is good. I just wish being a public figure that they would not take this route. I think it is important if you are in a role model position that you show people it can be done through hardwork and dedication. I don't know the specific details I know some people have certain health... Thu, 9 May 2013 16:55:46 EST New half marathon PR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346091 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1171500973.jpg">Last Sunday I ran the Drake relays (Hy-vee roadraces) half marathon and I PR'd by 15 minutes. with 2:43:06 this is super encouraging heading into the race I have been focusing on. I ran this half as a training run for my race on May 18th so I didn't taper in fact I still did my squat challenge squats on the Friday before. The other thing that is encouraging is the course I will be running on the 18th is flatter so unlike Drak... Sun, 5 May 2013 10:07:51 EST Busy, Stress, and the Beast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329505 I have been busy with school, work, stress, etc, etc. My eating has reflected my feelings more than I care for it to. I have been on a one day good, one day not so good, one day good, one day completely awful!! While it hasn't reflected on the scale or my body as much as I am thinking it should. I know it is time to take back power before I start going the rest of the way down that slippery slope. I'm cleaning the eats back up, reminding myself not every little emotion, stress, whatever needs... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:00:18 EST What changes have you made??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319853 We all get caught up in the number on the scale, how our clothes fit etc. Often we get down when we get stagnant. We haven't seen the scale move in a few days, weeks, months. We haven't had to buy a new wardrobe lately. I have hit many a plateau along the way and now that I am hitting a certain point my body is slowing the weight loss and occassionally bucking it all together. I was getting down and a bit unmotivated but then I got thinking. 4 years ago I would have gotten down given up and m... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:31:54 EST Please read this if you are struggling it may help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303582 This is my how I lost the weight and I am hoping it helps you. The first thing is you have to start being honest with yourself. You know you need to lose weight and you know that involves changing your eating habits and your exercise habits. <BR> <BR> Step 1 Stop dieting. Change your relationship with food. Food is fuel. You need fats, carbohydrates, and protein and in my opinion a small square of dark chocolate almost daily. I am serious about this. I eat mostly fruits, veggies, and legume... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:45:58 EST Another big accomplishment!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303274 Okay so I have lost 100lbs cool but I met another goal. My body fat percentage is now low enough that if I were still in the Army I would pass body fat percent. This has been a big big goal for me! I'm not getting back in I am just happy that I could if I wanted too! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:28:25 EST Face progression pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298456 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l377761746.jpg"> <BR> The one on the left is fairly close to my starting weight, the one on the right is about 50lbs lost <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l616804295.jpg"> <BR> This is my face this morning before work. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:09:28 EST The Athlete Within http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297172 When I was younger I played every sport there was out there. I was good at most of them while I was never the top athlete I was alway "athletic." Long story short I got fat, I got a fair amount smaller and started competing in half marathons, triathlons...okay I started doing them. I played different pick up sports and even "schooled" some of the guys I work with in basketball. I started playing racquetball with a friend and then the fiance. Even though I have been doing all of these athlet... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:28:25 EST Miracle Diet??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291377 I thought I would share something that worked for me. I actually added calories to my diet. After being told by a trainer and a doctor to only eat 1200 calories I had tried to keep my calories at that level only to find that it was not working. I now vary my calories, my main goal is 1500 calories I shoot for 2 days where I am right on the money with that and on days where I exercise hard I eat up to 1800 calories. I make sure that my food comes mainly in the form of fruits, veggies, nuts, fi... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:19:03 EST 100 lbs gone, a long, long journey!!! (now with pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287660 March 15, 2013 has been one of the greatest days of my life besides so far the greatest day when my fiancé proposed. I have finally lost 100 pounds!!!! My weight loss journey began September 25, 2009 I stepped on the ole dial scale and watched it spin around and stop on 10, woo hoo I weigh 10 lbs….or 310 lbs…ominous music plays. That night watching late night infomercial feeling sorry for myself and not sure what to do I finally decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and take action. What m... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:38:58 EST Working Hard Each Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279026 School has started back up and I am back working on that so I generally have less time to get on SP. Did some great activities the past few days went snowshoeing taking advantage of what will most likely be the last snow of the season I also went sledding, that is a workout for sure and a fun one at that. I got in a good run yesterday. I also started Insanity the Asylum on the 6th and I am working my way through than in an effort to improve my athleticism. It is a challenging workout and it i... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:52:55 EST Meeting one of my fitness heroes Shaun T http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272242 I went to a training for Beachbody this weekend and I got to workout with and meet one of my fitness heroes. Shaun T he is such a real guy I wish the event wasn't running long so I could have asked him a million questions but still great and my abs hate him today must have been a good workout! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1291136935.jpg"> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 07:58:41 EST Say What? I should be offended but I'm so flattered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260149 I finally got into a size smaller in work pants. I wore them for training on Wednesday. Toward the end of the day I was taking one of our rifles back that was dirty and I said to one of the guys "oh jeez I better hold it away from my body so I don't get my new pants dirty" His reply was "yeah look at you skinny waist and tight butt" maybe I should have been offended but I was quite flattered it has been a long time since I have heard the term skinny associated with me and the tight butt thing... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:33:01 EST 4 Pounds away from 100 lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254485 I am nearing the century mark of weight loss. It has been a long journey and I expect the journey to continue as I am not yet to the elusive but oh so close onederland. My highest known weight came in September of 2009 when the scale dial spun all the way around and stopped on 10...I took action the very next day. I asked a coworker if I could try out his P90X DVDs and I got to work a couple days later eating right and exercising. The past few years have been full of ups,downs, and plateaus b... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:19:15 EST What Works for Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243660 I am writing this more as a reminder for me to look back on if I get off track. Here is what is currently working and what has been the most successful in the past. <BR> I weigh myself daily for some it works for some it doesn't for me it does as long as I don't let myself get crazy about the number. It is just a good way for me to stay on track. <BR> I measure myself weekly. This lets me know I am losing fat and not just weight. <BR> I log my food even if I don't stay in my calorie ranges H... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 08:24:52 EST Final Results Ultimate Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219957 January 2 Starting weight 244.6 Waist 38 Hip 46.75, Calf 17.5, Thigh 29.75 <BR> January 23 End weight 222.4 Waist 35, Hip 44.25 Calf 17.25 Thigh 28.75 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1090518705.jpg"> <BR> The picutres are hugely different my lower belly is smaller (42.5 starting, 41 ending) and my calves look smaller) Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:52:19 EST Ultimate Reset Days 16-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218626 Today is my last day on the reset I am both happy and sad about this. I love the weight loss I have been getting, I enjoy the food, and I definitely feel better than I have in a long time. The structure of the program will be both missed and celebrated. I do worry about how well I will continue. The program does come with instructions for the "after" of the reset but it is scary to venture out again on my own with no food structure. I am keeping my daily salad for lunch I enjoy that a lot. I ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:43:21 EST Ultimate Reset Days 13-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210304 Today is the 15th day I am happily down 17lbs, I am feeling great energy has been really good. I am glad to have moved out of the detox phase and into the restoring phase. I'm loving the structure of the plan but also excited to get off of it and see how well I do on my own. I have followed the meal plan as close as possible, some of the food is not in season or hard to locate where I live but most things I have been able to find. I have enjoyed most of the food some of it not so much. I woul... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:11:54 EST Ultimate Reset Days 10-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204619 Today is day 12 I am so happy that I am almost done with the detox phase cause the detox formula is not so tasty. Went to a hockey game last night I had already paid for these tickets which included all you can eat and drink. I was worried that would be hard. But I find that it is not because I don't want to lose all of the progress I have made so the choice is really simple. I won't eat junk and won't drink the beer. Been eating fruit for breakfast each day this phase and I am enjoying that ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:43:22 EST Ultimate Reset Days 7-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200367 Today is actually day 9 so I won't have a ton of updates for other than I am officially down 13.6 lbs, 2.25 inches off my waist, 1.5 inches off my hips and I am feeling really good and really motivated. <BR> Day 8 went well I was on the road and really busy but stuck to my nutrition plan. We had a get together that we went to and I told the host not to be offended I was following a specific diet and I would bring my dinner. It worked out well and I didn't snack on anything either I stuck to ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:24:51 EST Days 3-6 Ultimate Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195533 It is going well I am down 11.2 lbs. I do have times where I get a bit frustrated about all of the prep and cooking and trying to stick to a schedule but it has been a really good thing I feel like my eating is in control for the first time in a long time. I am consistently walking throughout the reset my goal is 15000 steps a couple days I only got in 10000 but I don't feel bad about that at all. Today I am on track for 15000. Tonight should be a little bit of fun and frustration, there are ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:26:18 EST Day 2 Ultimate Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188418 After a much better and fullfilling night of sleep 7 hours which for me is doing quite well. I woke up took my supplements and weighed in (I'm weighing daily throughout just to make sure I'm not going down too quickly in weight). 4.5 lbs down the previous days weigh in was a bit inflated from overindulgence on New Years Day so this was about what I expected to see on the scale since I know how much fluff my body will hold if I'm indulgent. Today the food was wonderful once again, Breakfast w... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:09:53 EST Day 1 Ultimate Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186490 Today I started the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. The idea behind the program is that we are weighted down by toxins in our foods and environments. I am using it as a way for myself to detox from foods that are high in the craving value low in weight loss benefits. The program is 21 days and what I love about all Beachbody programs is that they are straight forward dummy proof and this one really hits that mark. Each day your food is listed what you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:42:43 EST The Little Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180556 I had the flu the last couple days but I am proud to say that both days I managed 10,000 steps. Even though I felt under the weather I think that moderate movement does help the body heal. I went slower on my treadmill only 3.0-3.5 mph and the thing is it did feel good to move. I am thankful I have a treadmill at home it really helped me. I also made it through the holidays with no net gain or loss! <em>248</em> While I would have loved to lose through the holidays I am glad I got to enjoy ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 07:36:24 EST