WEYRCAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WEYRCAT WEYRCAT'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/ Food Cravings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233959 My sugar challenge is asking me to blog about my food cravings. Yesterday I had a pretty big lunch at the museum but I brought home my leftovers to eat for dinner because it was going to be a huge caloric hit anyway, but splitting it into two meals made it more reasonable. At 11 o'clock at night I wasn't even hungry anymore but I've been thinking about the little personal pizza that I had planned to eat before I realized I was having lunch at the museum. I had an F it moment and popped it in ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:12:30 EST Elliptical, Arrow, Sprain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142912 Elliptical 43:09 3.00mi. @25:00 2.5, sprain tweaked. Going too fast or something. I did similar speed on Sunday! But stopped around 21:00 2.1. :/ Slowed to a crawl to finish the epi. Cooling down, stretching, then shower. Damn it. Ps, Sparkpeople app isn't working on my little Galaxy Light anymore, but works fine on my Galaxy 4..? Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:31:00 EST Blue Zones Quiz: Vitality Compass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068507 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b47f6fac-f3a6-4b26-82fe-36f7d7f1d9c6.PNG"> <BR> <BR> Your Biological Age <BR> Your body's age given your habits 38.2 YEARS <BR> <BR> Your Life Expectancy <BR> You are expected to live until the age of 70.2 YEARS <BR> <BR> Your Healthy Life Expectancy <BR> Years free of cancer, heart disease & diabetes 64.9 YEARS <BR> <BR> Your Accrued Years <BR> Due to your life habits, your life has accrued -11 YEARS <BR> <BR> You could add+28.1 Y... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:06:05 EST Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068497 Last November I was forced to work on getting better. In the past two years, my mother died from a chronic physical illness brought on by a chronic mental illness; my brother keeps rebounding into bad situations, confronts authority figures trying to help him, and then went missing for two months; my sister, who's children are with CPS due to allegations of abuse against her boyfriend (they seem to be false, and brought about by her ex-mother-in-law), is pregnant by that boyfriend (though he'... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:55:25 EST Ran 2.5 on Eostre http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906042 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829139261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> We are our own worst enemies. <BR> Running at parks is always a gamble on the weekends, when people hold everything to birthday parties to community barbecues (all of which I approve of but find somewhat irritating to dodge sometimes). After holiday like Easter though? I dread them. So. Much. Garbage. And nearly all of it plastic and mylar! Aaah! <BR> <BR> #MyPlasticFreeLife #BalloonsBlow #Ca... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 21:04:48 EST 2014 Nov 21 Runner Up Volunteer Award http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821582 I received the "Runner Up" aka "Honorable Mention" (second place, when they award only first) Volunteer Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Association. The dinner was ok (some of it awful, some of it ok). Hubby was happy to stuff his face! Our club College of Science Graduate Association was nominated for something, but they sent the email to B and it was worded as such that he believed he, himself, had been nominated for something and was a finalist. It's a disappointing thing ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:53:20 EST 20131206 Winter Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558734 PHEW! I was missing for three days the board has EXPLODED with awesome goals and faithful updates! <BR> <BR> Hi WellRedHead! I plan to master in Environmental Science! :) I'm graduating with a bachelors of science in Biology Education and Environmental Science. It's basically perfect for me, since I want to study ALL THE SCIENCE! :P <BR> <BR> Hi DameSharkington! Others have recommended that people edit their posts instead of reply anew, and it would make for a cleaner board, I even see tha... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 23:36:46 EST UnOfficial SparkPeople Winter Walk Challenge 100,000 Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l809342398.jpg"> <BR> Hey FitBit Users (and other Pedometer Users)! <BR> *TLDR? Offsite Blog/Badge link is here: http://weyrcat.blogspot.com/2013/11/unoffi<BR>cial-sparkpeople-winter-walk.html <BR> <BR> Now that we, in the Northern Hemisphere, are getting a little squishy with warm comfort food and hiding from cooler temperatures, I think some of us are finding it harder and harder to get out the door for that walk. Well guess what? I will ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:59:44 EST From Turkey Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551766 WOW! You guys are blowing me away! I've had to add new badges up to 1,000,000 on the blog! (Nutron3, DLDMIL, I'm looking at you!!) <BR> <BR> http://weyrcat.blogspot.com/2013/10/unof<BR>ficial-sparkpeople-trick-track.html <BR> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to some of the new people, Brontosaurus, congratulations on the FitBit! I'm glad you decided to jump in! YOU CAN DO IT!! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I LOVE seeing you g... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:07:29 EST Busy, but good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545662 PHEW busy tired long day. Breakfast with the volunteer coordinator (and I only ate one of the mini chocolates she gave us; I gave the rest away, WEE), then a composition exam in German (which I think I passed well enough!), then reviewing and updating a high school biology exam (hmm, no mutation questions, did I cover enough to assess them on it?), then initiation ceremony for Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society (where I didn't eat the icky chicken, I am not a garbage can, and split the ca... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:42:01 EST Turkey Trackers are ROCKING MY SOCKS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544780 I just can't believe how motivating these folks are! I did NOT expect people to jump on as they did, and some are over 500,000 and others are walking though they're sick or lost their FitBit and it's just... wow. Just wow. <BR> <BR> KelliBean! You did a Triathlon! WHEW! If you worry about losing the steps, can you guestimate them? Were they for the run portion (measured) or through some time later? I'm SO IMPRESSED that you kept working to you 10k goal, even though I'm sure you already made... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:03:06 EST FitBit Users Unofficial Turkey Track 100,000 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527908 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964847159.jpg"> <BR> This is a Post for Posterity for the FitBit Users Unofficial Turkey Track 100,000 Steps of November 2013! <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_<BR>messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x<BR>55457702 <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> <em>363</em> <em>429</em> <em>313</em> <em>429</em> <em>361</em> <em>429</em> <em>231</em> <BR> <BR> Hey FitBit Users! <BR> Everyone enjoying the cooler temperatur... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:21:31 EST Crappy Day. Still made goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385012 Yesterday was the last day of week one. Happy to report I finished the day meeting all my goals, and signaling my first perfect week. A. <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Today, I still made my goals (water IP), but it was an awful day. <BR> I went to bed late to last night finish a rough draft that actually wasn't due today. <BR> Woke up exhausted and drove to school drowsy (eek) so went to get some caffeine. You can't get coffee on campus and drink it within an hour (I swear, it's molt... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:33:51 EST Still on track, though tired and frustrated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379570 Didn't sleep very much last night, but finished the paper and studied for today's quiz. Heh. <BR> Harsh day. Dog has gone from reluctant to poo in the yard to refusing too. Still just sitting by the back fence, wondering why I wouldn't let her into what used to be her yard (neighbor moved into the house on the property and all the sudden we were told the pool and the yard really belonged to the house, not us. We were left by a 15x4 strip of grass that's under the mango tree. Since the dog cut... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 20:57:21 EST (Cross Post) Nerd Fitness End of Challenge 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254155 Ridiculous exams week was ridiculous. <BR> Had one in class exam, two presentations to work on, and have been studying for two more "online" than I take tomorrow. At the same time trying to get ahead on my 6 classes because I will be on vacation for a week and need to have two projects and several homeworks ready to turn in before hand. I also did Field observation for two days at the same high school I interned at, in the same class. It was such an awesome time. I walked in, and the teacher ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:15:49 EST Treadmill & Foam. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249663 - Treadmill Intervals, kinda: 0.5% incline, 0.1mi/3mph, 0.25mi/4mph, 0.75mi/3mph, 0.25mi/4mph, 0.75mi/3mph, then killed incline 0%, and had to drop speed too. ~0.4mi/2.8mph. <BR> - Stretched generally in lower body. Foam rolled bloodstripe. <BR> <BR> Grouchy all day. Ate too much too. Up too late. <BR> Grumble. <BR> <em>28</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:59:42 EST Not dead just busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248351 I'm actually really busy, and if you read the blog you'll understand why, but I'm off to bed. <BR> <BR> http://blog.weyrcat.com/2013/02/not-dead<BR>-just-busy.html <BR> <BR> PS: I had to buy new shirts because I haven't lost anymore weight. I finally bagged all the shirts I 'used to fit', and my closet is sadly half empty. Crappy. Especially since I went through it last night, up to late, while trying to find something to wear for my first day of field observation! EEK! <BR> <BR> <em>15<... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:12:38 EST Long time no see. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244125 Finals came and went. I earned A, A, A-, B. <BR> My Christmas break was busy! Not with family really, but husband and I indulged in laziness. I watched all the of the new Doctor Who. Husband played a lot of Torchlight. (to the tune of "Happy Together") "So lazyyyy togetheeeeeer!" <BR> <BR> I did keep up blogging, half decently. Kinda. Just checked, no I didn't. I did read The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and it was fascinating. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I went to the Miami Seaquarium... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 15:24:21 EST NF3 Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144500 Happy Harvest everyone! <em>426</em> <BR> Finals season is upon me and I find my butt in my chair so often I can't stand it. Then I drove 2.5 hours to Thanksgiving dinner, and back again, and tried to stand most of the time in the middle. The more I sit the more my knee hurts. Trying to stretch it periodically. <BR> <BR> So far this week I've done <BR> Cardio: 0.3/3 (10 min ellip as warmup) <BR> Strength: 1/3. <BR> Studied: 5/15 hours (through today) <BR> Minimized: 4/5 days. (Extra br... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:35:27 EST (NF) Challenge 3, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133198 Ok. Today, Day One! <BR> - 3 hours of studying Orgo. That 40 on, 10 review, 10 break system makes the time go by fast. <BR> - Today was a walk day. Ended up shortened to 2 miles, but not sweating the difference since I'm spinning tomorrow. <BR> - Minimized (got rid of) two wine glasses I've used once in the last 5 years, and 2 gigs of music. I literally had to open songs in the albums to find out what they were. <BR> - Did some light stretching. Not enough to give myself points, but hey! Ca... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:45:19 EST 7 Days Food-Sober! Plus: Frightening Fast Food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121772 Today is day 7 of our joint "Food Sobriety". Husband made a fantastic red beans and rice dish that I ate over brown rice with a side of 10 oz of water. Not to help fill me up, it was just spicy! <BR> <BR> I worked out this morning for 13:15 on the elliptical and scored 1 mile. I made the mistake of trying to do some strength training on the side. I did 15 body weight squats and I think I had my stance too wide. It felt off. I did 5 pushups and when I stood up my right leg (the ITBS leg) was ... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:12:30 EST 5 Days of Deficit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119585 Honestly today's food was almost perfect. I didn't realize the half-and-half at the coffee shack was 200 cals (according to Sparkpeople). I did have a Milky Way Dark Mini (50 cals) so Happy Halloween! I did wear my dead-pirate gear to school. Bangarang. Ending the day with 600 deficit, which was 100 more than intended (and more than I should) because our dessert hasn't 'set'. Ah so. <BR> <BR> No PT... (for shame!) have elliptical slated for tomorrow morning when I can't escape it. No high sc... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:49:25 EST 4 days Food-Sober.. Mostly.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118425 Ok, so today when I was student observing the teacher took us down to a little breakfast meeting and I had half a danish, half a muffin, and 4 oz of OJ. I wasn't wasteful or anything; everything was really cut in half! BUT my total cals for the day have a 0 deficit (I'm actually not over either... it says -28 for deficit, but everything's give or take). <BR> <BR> No PT... trying desperately to catch up this homework. Have an exam on Ch 11-16 on Monday, I'm working through Ch12. I really did... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:49:37 EST 3 days food-sober! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117310 Sore, decided to skip pilates so I wouldn't exacerbate the knee and to give myself more time to work on a take home quiz. Turned out one of my classes was cancelled so I could have gone anyway. Sheesh. Felt SO hungry today. Ate lunch really early. Didn't buy anything and waited til I got home but my dinner didn't fill me. Had a diet soda, some water. Rice pudding for dessert (150cals). 400 cal deficit for the day. Only 3 glasses of water. <BR> Slept poor last night. Nightmares. Woke up early... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:55:55 EST 2 Days Food-sober. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116043 So, we're back on the "cut" horse. Two days food sober. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had a 400 cal deficit after running 0.5miles (almost didn't make it, ITBS), and walking another 1.5 miles. Only 1 glass of water; 2 diet sodas. Was itchy after the run (dehydrated). <BR> <BR> Today I walked 3 miles (felt it the knee around 2, but not bad, just nagging. Limped near end) and have a 600 cal deficit. Six glasses of water today and 1 diet soda. <BR> <BR> So. ON it doggonit! <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:05:48 EST I posted my blog today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090647 I posted my blog today. Some pictures of my volunteer day! <BR> <BR> http://blog.weyrcat.com/2012/10/voluntee<BR>ring-teacher-intern-and-exams.html <BR> <BR> Last Saturday I volunteered at a local elementary school and helped prune their butterfly garden and weed the lasagna garden. <BR> <BR> The whole project was a lot of fun. At the end the girls presented the volunteers with green apple pins to thank us for our work on the Green Apple Day of Service! I've tacked it up with my medals and... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 23:25:21 EST NF Challenge 02 - Day03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080304 The day passed quickly. The air was cooler but still humid, and dew seemed to stick to her as she pulled up thin grassweed and set young trees and seed in the holes. It was usually the job of younger rangers usually pulled up seedlings of foreign plants they couldn't help but transport on their boots and gear. As she watched them turn a wheelbarrow and shovel into a boat she couldn't begrudge them their distraction. The ranger corps continued to forage for burr-pies and had plunged into train... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:31:15 EST 20120916 Stress Journal 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061285 In short, the last few weeks have been awful. Three weeks? Sigh. <BR> My husband's grandmother, whom we spent as much time as possible with these past few years (she's just THAT cool) had a stroke and didn't survive it. It took these past three weeks for the whole process. Husband had just had his birthday, she'd just had hers (80th) and she passed on our anniversary. <BR> <BR> Besides our own grief, Husband is also dealing with the paperwork aspect of the thing. You always see those will ... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:39:32 EST NF Challenge Week3 + Mini Challenge Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034540 http://www.nerdfitness.com/community/showt<BR>hread.php?15716-WeyrCat-Chapter-2-Reboot <BR> <BR> Moisture dripped from the ceiling and sizzled in the flame of her oil torch. She tried to avoid touching the slick green walls. The pebbled floor afforded some traction but she moved slowly, trying to see past the torch's glow. Her heart thudded steadily in her ears as she focused on her feet and her breathing. She found herself clenching her teeth to keep them from chattering... it was getting c... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:21:09 EST NerdFitness Challenge Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021848 *Sitting cross-legged on the cold stone floor, she again looks left, then right, then peers at the yellowed map. Sitting up a little straighter she rotated her shoulders to work a little of the soreness in her shoulder blades.* "Been a while since I spent that much time scaling walls. Definitely out of practice. UGH! Darn this map!" *She'd run into the same dead-end.. again.* "Sigh, at least it was only twice today." *Turning the map upside down to try to orient herself she remembered somethi... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:27:11 EST Complete- Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017834 As part of my "anti-binging" movement (incorporated into the NF 6 week challenge) I finally completed the SparkPeople Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/chall<BR>enge_detail.asp?challenge=11 <BR> <BR> I seriously started it when it came out.. I think it was over a year ago. I'd do the first two steps, then lapse, come back and uncheck them, like I do with all the challenges. But, it's really bad Man. It's like, the heart of the binging problem.... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:54:36 EST NF Challenge Week1 (Aug12). Did poorly, but learned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012341 20120812 What I learned in Week 1 of the NerdFitness 6 Week Challenge: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l927253433.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's so easy to go down the warp tube and just skip all the swimming levels... <BR> <BR> -I comp'd myself the hour of study on the 6th because I took my final that day. It was a decision I made a week before the challenge started, and I even ended up making up for it the next day (studied twice the minimum amount). I also said I wou... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:57:01 EST Hobbit Walk and Nerd Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999961 <em>331</em> So my diet was pretty well solidified since my last post. I rock the shake, salad and nuts, and for a while I had the same quinoa bean casserole for dinner. I wasn't bored with dinner, honestly, I could eat more of it right now! However, hubby came back and I can't seem to not eat when he cooks. NOR can I seem to stay out of the iced cream when he buys me some. A perfect "diet" means nothing if I'm slamming a carton of Denali dark chocolate ice cream (with chocolate covered cash... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 19:50:37 EST Beginning of the 1250. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908853 <em>15</em> Ok. Had a couple great Sparkers give me "shut up, don't give up" I hadn't known I needed. So far, so good. Honestly, it was the buying of new underwear, a larger size, that seemed to "tip the scale" on my emotional status. I'm not a huge clothes person, but I have a soft spot for cute undies and socks. My "I only go into Walmart once a year" occurs at Halloween, when they almost always have a cute bikini cut pair with a cartoon owl on it. I love them. Not being able to wear them ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:22:19 EST I just don't get it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900536 Stayed on my diet, did elliptical and light strength training, walking, still can't run (90 days and my knee is still not working). I barely budged the scale down 2 pounds over a couple weeks, and then 2 days of being off it, in the middle of 2-3 days of unintentionally starving myself at 750 cals (YOU try eating only packed-healthy food on a 36 hour Greyhound ride, twice in a week)... back to where I started. <BR> <BR> What am I doing wrong? Is it the calorie ceiling? I'm using the LOW one... Sun, 27 May 2012 23:07:49 EST Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4787923 1. Assess your current sugar habits. - You Have Situational Struggles with Sugar <BR> <BR> 2. List the reasons why you want to cut back. <BR> -I didn't used to be the "eat it when you see it" snacker. They used to call me "Squirrel." My mom's a squirrel too: sweets in the freezer last her months. Now, when someone brings/leaves donuts in the guardhouse I eat multiple. When someone leaves cookies or cakes or whatever for the holidays, I eat til I'm sick. :( I always feel gross afterwards, p... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:06:36 EST Yea, I'm 1337, I know. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699762 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l564946219.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Popped in to do what Sparkies do, and every so often I scroll to the bottom (usually to see if my 'Days on Site' is divisible by 30. (Ok, so I don't actually calculate, but I scroll to the bottom anyway.) <BR> <BR> And LOOK what we have here. I've been around long enough to be 1337. :P <BR> <BR> <em>505</em> That comes to 3.66 Years. Yikes. Granted I took the first one or two off :P Still. /flex/ <BR> <BR> <e... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:58:41 EST Week 1, again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4682663 Ok, starting over at Week 1. <BR> Again. <BR> For real this time. <BR> No, don't make that face at me. REALLY! <BR> <BR> I even started today. <BR> <BR> I'm concurrently doing "Jump Start in January" and "Healthy Cooking." <BR> <BR> For week one I'm supposed to, <BR> 1. Set my Goals, do a 10min workout vid per day, do 5 cardio sessions per week, and track those workouts. <BR> Also, <BR> B. Plan meals for the week, Makeover my kitchen, and set goals. <BR> <BR> Here are my goals: <BR> To ac... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:33:44 EST PLANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652487 I don't have Resolutions, I have plans. <BR> Not, plans to plan something... or plans work toward that goal I've wanted. I just skipped the middle man and committed. <BR> <BR> For January, <BR> <BR> 1. I have tickets to see Enchanted Island. The Met Opera will stream a production to some movie theaters. This production is the characters of A Midsummer Night's Dream, shipwrecked on The Tempest's island. I'm thrilled. I bought my tickets as soon as they became available. <BR> <BR> 2. I'm... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 21:15:47 EST Rock bottom? Thought I was there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560500 <em>483</em> <em>181</em> <em>424</em> <BR> I thought I hit bottom a couple weeks ago when I ate half an entire pizza by myself. I've always been a 2-Slice girl. I can do a 3rd when it's thin crust. Well, I did half a thin crust at work. Was pretty disgusted with myself. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, after I got off work. I all got worse. Now, it's not the worst day in my life, or even in my marriage. It was just.... <BR> <BR> I got home and he was asleep (he worked overnight). Woke him up and a... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:35:48 EST "Choosing ME before WE" Ch Intro, 1. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4558565 <BR> A book by Christine Arylo. <BR> <BR> Intro. <BR> *Why are you reading this book? Because 'being a better wife' did make him happier, but didn't make me happier. I spend a lot of time trying to make my Hims happy, and sabotaged myself a couple years ago. Now my husband comments that I'm not the happy Me I use to be (probably the finally-free Me I was after the Bad Man.) And I'm nuts now! Jealous and lonely when he goes to DRILL for Kermit's sake. I miss my mental independence. <BR> <BR... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:40:04 EST 111028 Stress Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4557884 <em>422</em> So, it's Halloween weekend, and I don't think I'm going to get to go do anything. <BR> <BR> I had planned on Nightmare Tinkerbell. I wanted to be a fairy, but you have to be scary on Halloween, it's a rule. I found something nightmarish: Zipperface. So, I have a green dress I accidently bought (no really), and was going to snag up cheap wings (or make my own out of hangers and stockings) and go with a gore dripping zipperface. I have school that day (next monday) and the the n... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:34:00 EST Stress Journal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4556256 Not getting help around the house. Cliche? <BR> I just dropped one shift at work because I'm full time school and was full time work. The house is awful. Laundry is my chore (have to go sit at the laundromat) and dishes his, but he doesn't do them, even when I ask. So, I do those too. The rest of the house somehow got defaulted to me. Sweeping, haven't done it in 2 weeks. I could build another dog out of the hair on the floor and the muddy paw prints on the dog couch. His clothes? Everywhere.... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:24:04 EST When I'm at my lowest, I always come back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4503636 2day Streak: H2O, 10min Walk, Logged in! Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:44:52 EST So... That greener grass is just spraypaint! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397440 "I strayed! I usually use the Fit, Firm, and Fired Up workouts (the 10 minute chunks fit perfectly in my 40hr + school + wifery schedule!) I happened across an ad for two fitness DVDs from another well known website for 5$! The order came with a two week trial of their website. Not only is it basically SparkPeople.com (minus the Community and other cool features) but I couldn't Cancel and they charged me 52$! I learned my lesson! While I work with my bank to get my money back I wanted to say ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:48:33 EST These blogs are rather awkward... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4347142 I blog now and again through my Blogger, but mainly because there's a mobile way to do so. It's hard to remember to come to Spark, weave through the Community, Sparkpage, then Blog, and hit New blog just to get an entry in. <BR> <BR> I thought of dropping a summary, or copy/paste, or even link to my other blog. It still requires the weaving just to get here. I may try to bookmark the url for "new blog" and see if that helps. Would be nice to be able to email a blog in; do they have that func... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 12:41:02 EST "How do you share fitness with your family?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4129517 Spark had a neat forum question up, and I just had to answer it. It made me grin, so I'll save it here. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messa<BR>geboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=23509718 <BR> <BR> "How do you share fitness with your family?" <BR> <BR> I had been a runner in the military but gave it up. My husband (back when he was my boyfriend and he was still in the military) warned me that if I wanted to be HIS girl I was going to have to run (and go to the gym!) We do both now, sha... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:53:09 EST Sleep Challenge, Week 2 COMPLETE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4043102 I've always had such a hard time 'waking up' in the morning, driving to school groggy, fumbling through classes, living on caffeine. Since I've gone to bed an hour earlier, to wake up an hour earlier (match hubby's up time, so no more multiple harsh wake ups from his snooze button!), stopped pounding water before bed (no more midnight potty breaks!), and used my new morning time to do 10mins of sun Salutations, I'm way more awake in the mornings. I haven't missed breakfast yet, and while I'm ... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 23:40:32 EST The Spark: Ch02: Cornerstone FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4023787 <em>230</em> I have a LOT of trouble with focus. I either try to do too many things at once, or I end up with a vague idea of what I want to do/accomplish but no way to get there. Heck, sometimes I have a complete gameplan, and still don't 'know' where to start. <BR> <BR> So, focus, <BR> Are these goals for ME, or for someone else? Hmm, the college degree WAS my parent's dream, but has now become mine. The running, was mine, til I gave it up, then it was my husband's for me. I think, I THI... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:28:58 EST Reset to Stage 1, and it's a good thing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022947 Between November 2010 and Feb 2011, I was NOT a very Sparked people. I studied for my finals, stopped running, barely made it to the gym, and gained back all the weight I had lost. My marriage felt very strained, the house was a wreck, and our poor Poop-a-doop (slang for two-year-old black lab Rook) felt the stress and was more restless herself. <BR> <BR> I think I made it on once in a while, to hit login points, and plug in this or that food, but I wasn't kidding when November's post was ti... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:59:57 EST