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/ Good morning all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145494 Again this is an uphill battle but I'm still going at it. Like the saying goes..."It doesn't get easier...you get stronger". Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:25:32 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060077 Hello Spark Friends...I'm ready to make some serious changes. Already made one important one...got a better job and most important my health. I joined a 21 day no junk food challenge on facebook with my Beachbody friends (wish me luck with that lol), had a healthy breakfast and lunch and a healthy dinner to finish off the day. Snacks will be fruit and yogurt...maybe pretzels. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing with your New Year NO MATTER WHATS?? Mon, 4 Jan 2016 13:38:14 EST Cravings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6055388 Today I had mine. I've been craving the Wendy's Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger and did I satisfy that craving?? YES!! But breakfast was healthy, snacks and dinner will be healthy to off set the burger meal. <BR> <BR> Sometimes you have to indulge; not everyday but once in a while have something you like or have been craving. Then hop back on the wagon! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:28:44 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054606 Only 3 more days until New Years so what are your goals and plans?? Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:46:30 EST Hello everyone and Happy Monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054059 Four more days and we'll be in the New Year. Have any of you started your new goals already? I started mine today...had 1/4 cup of steel cut oats w/honey for breakfast, lunch was a lean cuisine black beand and rice entree and having a salad for dinner w/purdue chicken strips. Snacks will be fruit or yogurt. <BR> <BR> Also started my Leslie Sansone 30 Day Walk It Off kit. Was so fun...can't wait to do it tomorrow! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:04:48 EST Hello my Sparklies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052133 It is Christmas Eve (which is so hard to believe...where does the time go!). I wish all of you a Happy and Healthy Christmas...enjoy time with family and friends and let's be grateful for all that we have. <BR> <BR> God bless! Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:27:43 EST Good afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050737 It's a new week and new beginnings. Still cannot believe Christmas is only a few days away but remember this..Christmas does not end until the Feast of the Three Wise Men on January 6th! Every year at this time I feel like a kid again. But on a more serious note, Breakfast was 1 cup of Quaker Steel Cut oats with 1 tbsp of lite butter (I can't believe it's not butter), lunch was a Lean Cuisine Comfort Meatloaf and Mash Potato and dinner tonight will be a salad with hard boiled egg. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:27:48 EST Happy Sunday my friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050270 Well we're closing in on Christmas and New Years. I already know what my New Year GOALS (no resolutions) are. What are yours?? Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:35:26 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048899 Day is going well except for one small bump in the road as far as snacks but despite that still feeling motivated. Also, got my Zumba package today...very excited. :) Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:27:21 EST Hello my friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048441 Feeling better and more motivated to do better. Started the day off right with Trader Joe's Steel Cut Oatmeal, Just had my lunch (roast beef and cheese on canadian white with baby carrots), having a little indulgence which is a pistachio muffin and the rest of the day will be off set with fruit for snacks and a salad with tuna for dinner. <BR> <BR> Finally got my Leslie Sansone 30 Day Walk Kit and Walking to the Hits DVDs so I'm pretty much all set for early New Year goals. <BR> <BR> <e... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:09:18 EST Happy Monday my friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047397 I don't know about any of you but I'm having a hard time staying focused but I made a promise that no matter what I'm going to check in every day. My eating has not been very good the last few days...I want and need to be accountable. That's always been my problem...I need help. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:10:49 EST Happy Sunday Spark Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046866 Sorry I didn't post yesterday but was actively doing some Christmas shopping and I also got in my Leslie Sansone Burn Fat Fast 40 min. walk. Eating was so-so and same for today but going to off set with a salad later on my dinner break. <BR> <BR> Have a great day my friends!! <BR> <em>211</em> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:22:42 EST Good afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6045937 OK confession to make...was a little naughty today. Went to Wendy's and ordered the spicy chicken combo meal...BUT...I did bring a salad today so when I go on my dinner break I will have something healthy to eat. One thing for sure...I will NOT beat myself up about it. I'm thinking more positively now so no more negativity. <em>41</em> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:28:14 EST Hello Sparkpeeps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6045423 Feeling great...took my 45 minute walk before lunch, been keeping track of my eating good or bad, and most importantly being consistent. This is day 5 for me! <em>334</em> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:22:36 EST Good morning all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6044794 So...my 4th day of being consistent in keeping up with tracking and meeting my goals. Feel good to be back on the wagon again. <em>43</em> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 09:54:39 EST Very Excited!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043911 Just ordered the Leslie Sansone 30 Day Walk kit plus her Walk to the Hits and 5 Mile Boost. I love her walking workouts and will be great for days I can't get to the gym! <em>334</em> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:37:30 EST Good afternoon Sparklers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043803 Day started off great...had steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, Lean Cuisine 4 cheese pizza for lunch, having my water and checking off my goals. Beautiful day here in Boston and was able to get my 45 min walk in before work. Life is good. <em>41</em> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 13:14:23 EST Feeling fabulous... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043433 I must say, and this is despite my sadness of my Patriots losing to the Eagles lol, today was a great day. I achieved my goal of getting some active minutes in. Did a total of 75 minutes walking (45 min walk before work, a 15 minute break walk outside and a 15 min treadmill walk in our little work gym). Still have to work on my eating habits but one step at a time. :) Sun, 6 Dec 2015 20:37:14 EST I'm back and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043316 at 224 pounds I am at my lowest point but have not given up hope. My problem is consistency...just want to know how you all do it. I want to be more consistent not just with workouts but with everything in life and that includes being more positive, getting bills paid on time and just keeping myself in check. But enough beating myself up...just need to stop bitching and start DOING. <em>227</em> <em>244</em> <em>523</em> Sun, 6 Dec 2015 15:46:21 EST 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