WANT2BEFIT3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WANT2BEFIT3 WANT2BEFIT3'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/ Hello spark friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536891 Hey all. Hope you all had a good day. Went to Fitness Together in Boston for a 45 minute small group session which was a killer but great workout. Visited friends and must admit I was a little naughty today but not going to beat myself up...just will let it go and get back on the wagon tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:50:25 EST Another weekend gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531322 And a new week is upon us. My goal for this week is to keep on tracking everything I eat, drink and, of course, my exercise. New job starts tomorrow so that's another thing to look forward to. <BR> <BR> Have a great night! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy <em>334</em> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:05:31 EST Good afternoon my Spark friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530210 Will be going to visit a friend of mine who had surgery last week. We may order in tonight...Chinese Food which is a great weakness of mine. <BR> <BR> My strategy for this...going to eat a little something before I go so this way I don't gorge on the Chinese. I believe this is a good strategy. Any thoughts??? Sat, 2 Nov 2013 16:37:51 EST Good Saturday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529871 Feeling energized for my workout this morning. Just had my breakfast and getting myself ready for the gym in a few minutes. Will be working out with my trainer again today. He's great and keeps me in line. <em>41</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 08:39:16 EST Hello everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529547 Been kind of down and out for a little while but things are starting to look up for me. Will be starting a new job on Monday for a company that manufactures insulin injectors and will be a Benefits Research Assistant. Very excited about this new opportunity. <BR> <BR> Also, have joined a fitness/weight loss competition with my local YMCA called THE MELTDOWN. It's for 8 weeks and today was my first session with my trainer. I made it through but am very sore (a good sore). I have finished my f... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 20:17:21 EST Hello sparklies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235791 Haven't been feeling well the past few days. Friday went home early and went to the docs...turns out I have bronchitis and told to rest. Haven't worked out for 3 days but I am feeling better because of the rest. Gonna get back to it on Tuesday by doing some lite cardio and gradually work my way in to more vigorous routines. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 14:04:25 EST Hey everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232277 Had a great workout tonight at Fitness Together...did upper and lower body cardio Tabata. Loved it! :) <em>30</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:00:35 EST Sorry my friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230649 Haven't posted in a few days...been under the weather and going to be early but feeling much better. Going to Zumba tonight...CAN'T WAIT! <em>244</em> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:31:48 EST Went to Zumba tonight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223638 FUN...FUN...FUN!!!! Can't believe how much I miss this class. Going back at least 3 times a week plus my fitness together workouts...I will be looking good by summer guaranteed. <em>244</em> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:11:42 EST Hello fellow bloggers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222234 Feeling rather mellow this evening. I did go to my training appointment at Fitness Together. Tonight it was a lower body and core circuit and all I can say is OUUUUUUCHIE!!! (But in a good way) :) <em>362</em> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:11:38 EST No Zumba... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220629 A little bummed because I didn't go to my Zumba class tonight...it is FREEZING....BRRRRR!!! But I did manage to be active by taking the stairs and moving around the office. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:41:33 EST Good evening... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219224 Well I think I reached every one of my goals today...I took the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator, packed a healthy lunch with healthy snacks, thought positive thoughts and did an awesome total body workout plus 40 minutes on the elliptical trainer. <BR> <BR> Life is good. <em>334</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:11:40 EST Hey all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217603 Hello my friends. Well to say the least I am disappointed...My New England Patriots will not be going to the Super Bowl and, of course, I overindulged a little bit last night while watching the game over at a friends house, but the good news is I got right back on my horse and did well with eating and exercise today. <BR> <BR> Did 50 minutes of walk/jog intervals. I wanted to see if I could jog at least 8 minutes without stopping. I did about 10 minutes...2 minutes longer that my original pl... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:25:46 EST Happy Long Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214653 Hey everyone. I've been MIA the last couple of days. Been going to my fitness together appointments in the morning plus working later hours so I have been exhausted but I am here and feeling great. <BR> <BR> Went to the gym for my cardio workout which was 50 minutes on the elliptical and took a long walk this evening. <BR> <BR> Was a great day today. <em>30</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:10:54 EST Hello Sparklers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208991 Feeling great. Took a nice long power walk around the neighborhood...one of my favorite things to do. Tomorrow morning will be going to my training appt. at Fitness together. I can only imagine what is in store. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:25:46 EST Hello my friends.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207283 As my status on my Sparkpage says I am doing fabulous. Tracked everything I ate today and am staying on target. <em>104</em> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:48:36 EST Happy Sunday Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205192 Had a very good weekend. Went to Trader Joe's and got all my healthy food for the week. I think this will be where I shop from now on...Lots of nutritious WHOLE food and at great prices. <BR> <BR> Didn't get in alot of exercise this weekend but I did manage to control my eating which is a major step for me. <BR> <BR> Have a great day all! <em>334</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:01:29 EST Woohooooo!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197711 Yes folks I am on my way...had my fitness assessment today at Fitness Together and have lost some inches and went from being over 200 to 189. Very psyched to say the least..WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>224</em> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 21:09:55 EST Good evening my friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195639 Hello everyone! Yes I am blogging again...I surprise myself every day..lol <BR> <BR> Ate very healthy today and got in my 30 minute walk. Tomorrow is 50 minutes on the elliptical..woohoooo!!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:29:46 EST Hello everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193715 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l317628757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wanted to say hello to all of you Sparkies out there. I am doing well...actually much better. Have started going to Fitness Together in Boston and watching what I eat. I have been depressed for a variety of reasons but since going to Fitness Together I have people there that motivate me to be the best I can be and realize now that the only person who can take care of me and my health is...well....ME. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:51:34 EST Good Evening... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433255 What an enjoyable day. Spent it with mom and just getting home just a short while ago. Went for my walk and ate pretty healthy today. Tracked everything and was a little better but looking at it I need to add just a little more fruits and vegetables. NO PROBLEM. :) <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great one! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy :) Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:36:21 EST Good Morning Sparklers!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432429 It's a beautiful, sunny day here in Boston. Plan on taking a trip today again with mom to Rockport, Massachusetts. Not working right now so I have all this free time to myself so instead of being depressed and eating to fill a void I try to get out of the house as much as possible and enjoy these wonderful days. It keeps me sane and, most of all, in a positive, upbeat mood. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day everyone! <em>334</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:05:43 EST Now I am starting to see.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4431105 How important it is to track everything you put in your mouth (pardon the pun)! I journaled everything that I ate and drank today (was very honest); it appears that I went over my limit today so I see now what a good thing it is and it will give me motivation to do even better tomorrow and the rest of the week. It also helps that I got some walking in today...hopefully it will offset some of what I ate today. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening all! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:54:11 EST Good Morning Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429905 Feeling very upbeat this morning. Today I will be spending the day with mom and going for a long walk later. Looks to be a beautiful day...enjoy! <em>30</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:32:39 EST Starting Over.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429203 Hello everyone. I am back and starting over. I apologize for being MIA...alot going on but now going to get or try to get my act together. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l733395783.jpg"> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:45:42 EST Hello all and..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2520087 Happy Friday! I'm feeling kind of mopey right now. I may have to stop going to Jenny Craig because of financial reasons....it costs too much money every week just to buy their food. It's a sound program and I really don't want to stop going but I may have to and just find the stregnth to discipline myself. I know that I can do it on my own but it's really hard with all the delicious food starting right at you - lol. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:55:14 EST HAPPY FRIDAY SPARKIES!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2502018 Sorry I know I haven't posted in a while but here I am back and in the swing of things. I've been kind of out of it the last couple of weeks but I'm looking to get back on track. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:04:20 EST Happy Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2453719 Yes despite the fact that it is Monday, I'm in a very good mood. I weighed in at Jenny Craig on Saturday and am down another 1.6 pounds and am feeling great! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Will be going to the gym tonight to take a bootcamp class at 6:30. Have to admit that on Mondays I really don't have alot of energy but I will push myself and go. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:04:49 EST OK..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2444779 I am what they call....EXHAUSTED!! I was going to try and make a 5:30 class at the gym but I'm WAY too tired. Not going to beat myself up about it either because I did get my walk in today so I did get some exercise. :) Thu, 1 Oct 2009 16:39:39 EST Good morning everyone...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2440763 Not really in the best of moods today....especially since the fact that it's quite dreary in Beantown today. :( But foodwise I'm doing great. Tonight I'll either rest or go for a walk with BF and tomorrow I'll be taking a class at the gym. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy Wed, 30 Sep 2009 09:44:37 EST OUCHIE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2436597 As my blog title suggest I'm very sore right now. Took a bootcamp class at the YMCA and, as usual, it was great! I'm hurting in all the right places. :) Mon, 28 Sep 2009 20:43:27 EST Happy Monday..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2434733 Hello everyone. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Well it's a brand new week and I'm ready to take it on. Will be going for my lunchtime walk today and am going to take a 6:30 class at the YMCA....Bootcamp Stregnth. Very good class; mixes up cardio and stregnth training so you get more bang for your buck. <BR> <BR> Anyway, just wanted to check in and wish everyone a good day and week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/8/b587948066.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 09:34:27 EST Good morning everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2432264 Despite the fact that it's a dreary day and the Sox lost yesterday AGAIN to the Yanks I'm in a very good mood. :) So far I'm doing well on the Jenny Craig program....I have had a few slip ups but not major ones and as they say - It's progress not perfection so I'm not making myself feel guilty. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are doing well. Keep on smiling and sparking! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy Sun, 27 Sep 2009 10:35:49 EST Hello Sparkies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2428180 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/4/b84996613.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been MIA but I'm beginning anew yet again. :) I have since joined Jenny Craig but have not forgotten about you guys. Yesterday was my first weigh in and I'm down 1 and next week I plan to be down more. Hope all is well with everyone. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Cathy :) Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:59:49 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1562004 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/3/b433361289.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Everyone! Just wanted to check in with y'all. I've been a little bit under the weather so I have not been to the gym in a few days and have not been really hungry so I'm hoping that the scale at WW will be down another pound this week. <BR> <BR> Hope all is well. <em>30</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:52:52 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1557232 I finally took the plune and got my own computer...I'm now technically updated! LOL <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've rejoined Weight Watchers because I need some structure and accountability so this is the best way in addition to checking in here. So far I've lost 3 lbs. so I went from 174 to 171 and hopefully will keep going down on my weight. <BR> <BR> Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know how I'm doing. Will chat tomorrow! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy :) Sun, 9 Nov 2008 19:34:37 EST Well it's Thursday..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1453209 Just one more day until Friday and it's off for the weekend! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm still trying to wake myself up here - LOL. Today is my 4th consecutive gym day and boy am I feeling it but I know the outcome eventually will be great. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? Great I hope! <BR> <BR> Check in with y'all later. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:58:31 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1449326 Good morning fellow sparkers! <BR> <BR> Feeling pretty good today. It's a little bit cloudy here in Boston today but I'm not going to let that dampen my mood. :) <BR> <BR> Hopefully, if the weather cooperates, I'm going to take my lunchtime walk then it's on to the gym tonight for some cardio, lower body and core exercises. Also, food intake has been going well. Eating more fruits, veggies and whole grains and trying to stay away from refined sugars and such. <BR> <BR> Well, that's it... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:16:26 EST Happy Monday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1447101 It's another week and more new beginnings! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> It's also a beautiful day here in Beantown....nice, breezy and crisp. Will be getting out for my lunchtime walk and will be going to the gym tonight...either taking a class or doing my own workout. <BR> <BR> How was everyone's weekend? Great I hope. <BR> <BR> Have a great day and week! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy <em>213</em> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 10:01:50 EST Another Gorgeous Day in Beantown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1440898 Hello fellow Sparklers. Just got back from my lunchtime walk and wish I did not have to come back....it's too nice out!! :) <BR> <BR> Anyway, today is a little bit better as far as food goes and I will keep my gym appointment tonight. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy Thu, 4 Sep 2008 13:01:49 EST Good Afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1438883 It's a gorgeous day here in Boston so I had to get out for my walk and I'm glad that I did. :) <BR> <BR> Right now I'm having some lean steak and salad w/beans and corn. Something healthy and of course my favorite foods. <BR> <BR> Anyway, just wanted to check in. Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy Wed, 3 Sep 2008 13:32:32 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1438389 Hello everyone! Got back from a long weekend yesterday and am just starting back. How was everyone's Labor Day weekend? Mine was very good. <BR> <BR> Well, my foot is feeling better....went for a nice walk yesterday and felt no pain and today I will be getting to the gym for my cardio and upper body workout. <BR> <BR> That's about all for now. I will check back later. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cathy <em>30</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:45:12 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1423936 Good afternoon guy and gals. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Went for my walk today although I had a little pain in my right foot. I may have torn a muscle or something so I'm going to have it checked out on Friday. But I'm still going to the gym for my workout.....NO EXCUSES. <BR> <BR> I think I did pretty well with breakfast and lunch as far as food goes. Lunch was protein, a little starch and mostly vegetables so that was good. Breakfast was oatmeal so I count that as a grain and a little st... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:27:07 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1423507 Hello everyone! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Well today I'll be getting back to the gym and continue my walking routine. Have to get ready for my charity walk coming up for the Jimmy Fund. <BR> <BR> Also, very excited to watch the Sox and Yanks play for a 3 game series at the Stadium. It will be very nostalgic because this will be the last time the Sox and Yanks face each other in "The House That Ruth Built". Of course, I'll be rooting for the Sox to take all 3 but if they take 2 of 3 or even... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:25:30 EST I'm Back!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1421105 Happy Monday to all. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I had a nice little vacation although I did not really sleep that well last night because of a bladder infection but I did go to the doc's and they gave me medicine so hopefully it will start kicking in. Other than that I'm just peachy. I'll not be going to the gym tonight as I didn't get much sleep last night but tomorrow I will start fresh. <BR> <BR> Anyway, just wanted to check in with everyone and let y'all know how I'm doing. <BR> <BR> Ha... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 09:48:29 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1410037 Hello all....well to be frank I'm not in one of the best of moods as of right now. It's hectic as all he!! and I'm a little stressed out but I'm not going to let that sabatoge my goals. <BR> <BR> I have the rest of this week off but I'll make a point of getting to the gym and eating healthy at least and will let you all know my progress on Monday. <BR> <BR> Have a great day and week! :) Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:16:41 EST Happy Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1407545 It's a new start to a new week. Thank goodness I am working today, tomorrow and the next 3 days after I will be on vacation. :) <BR> <BR> OK confession, I had a chocolate chip muffin and a medium ice coffee from dunkin donuts today but not to worry. I will be good the rest of the day. I intend on going to my scheduled 6:30 Bootcamp class at the Y and work up a sweat. <BR> <BR> Anyway, just wanted to check in and hope everyone has a good day and week. <BR> <BR> Cathy <em>41</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:50:06 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1403189 OK everyone....here is my usual afternoon update: <BR> <BR> Went out for my usual walk and for lunch had a salad w/almonds, cranberries, chicken breast and olive oil vinagrette dressing. Not sure what I'm going to have for dinner....more than likely it will be from the fish family - LOL. <BR> <BR> Tonight will be 30 minutes on the arc trainer - hill interval level 4. I need to do the hill training to get myself ready for the Jimmy Fund Walk in Sept. Heartbreak Hill is a mother of a cli... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:19:40 EST Happy Friday!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1402600 All I can say is...TGIF!! Today will be my 4th consecutive gym day and I will finally have a couple of days off (Sat. & Sun.) to rest...well active rest. I have cleaning to do tommorow and I believe that should count as a semi-workout. <BR> <BR> Anyway, have a good weekend sparklers! <em>104</em> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:22:32 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1401471 OK...here is the update for today: <BR> <BR> I did better on my calorie intake today...ate my proteins but had alot of starch and only 1 fruit and vegetable. Still what I'm concerned about is how many calories I actually ate. I will work on my fruit and veggie intake and will do better. :) Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:28:14 EST