WICKEDMELISSA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WICKEDMELISSA WICKEDMELISSA'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/ I can check that off my bucket list http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817024 As I continue this weight loss journey I made a promise to myself when I turn 50 I wanted to do a half marathon. <BR> <BR> I had planned on completing that in April but was unable to because on my 50th birthday I slipped on ice in the parking lot at my job. well that landed me in a cast for 13 1/2 weeks ( torn/sprained and strained ligaments in my ankle/ foot) well that didn't leave me enough time to train for the April dead line. <BR> <BR> After I was released from workers Comp I started... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:49:49 EST UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734888 Well Sparkers, I know I have been MIA for a bit, but I haven't neglected my body. I have been eating healthy, I've been working out as much as I can. But there was a little wrench thrown in my program. <BR> <BR> June 3rd my 87 y/o mother fell and broke her hip/femur. She was hospitalized and had surgery to repair it. After surgery she went in to a rehab and progressed very well. She did so well she was released after 20 days. well 2 days before she was released mom didn't feel well, s... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:47:54 EST A little awkward at first! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553008 For the past few weeks I have been extremely busy with work, school, getting in my work outs and just regular family/house stuff. I noticed I've been eating very fast lately, Not something I normally do. I was reading an article, (can't remember where or by who) <BR> <BR> The doctor recommend to eat with the opposite hand he said it makes it feel awkward slows you down lets you enjoy your meal and helps you to not over eat. <BR> <BR> Gave it a try and yes it slowed me down and it did... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:31:52 EST I'm in it to win it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551474 Fighting for a better me, fighting for a positive outlook on life so that I can conquer the world. I am here to win, failure is not an option. I know that I can do this. <BR> <BR> I know the journey is not going to be easy but anything worth having is worth fighting for. When I put in the work and that is what it takes I can see the results. <BR> <BR> Dedication. I am! I am dedicated. I am here to win. I will win this Fight! <BR> <BR> Fighting the fat, sweating it out making it cry. P... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:40:19 EST Today Temptation Won! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521716 For months and months I have been on the straight and narrow eating very healthy, drinking all my water. I have been exercising faithfully at least 4 times a week training for a half marathon 3/30/2014. <BR> <BR> <link>www.cgiracing.com/theloverun/Home.as<BR>px?gclid=CK_165ynrroCFVSZ4Aod0mEA8w </link> <BR> <BR> But today was the day that temptation won <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1983900039.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and I enjoyed ALL 210 calories Ok back t... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:27:20 EST I'm a believer ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206498 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=x87rYEQxepM </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Life is what you make it At least that's what they say Well, I think I'm gonna make it Fulfill my dreams one day <BR> I feel this fire growingDeep inside of me I'm so inspired knowing That it's my destiny <BR> I breathe like a champion I dream <BR> I'm a championI see I'm a championIt's meant to be <BR> My will's getting stronger I can't wait any longerI'm singing a song That's inside of me <BR> 'Cause I'm a believerI kn... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:06:37 EST 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200783 Hi everyone! I hope your holidays were happy and that you are looking forward to a wonderful 2013. I sure am. <BR> <BR> I'm on the count down! 27 days until my 49th birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooo! Hoooo! I do love parties!!! Much to celebrate this year <BR> <BR> Wow! I can't believe it's been a month since I blogged here!!! I know it sounds like an excuse . . . but I've just been busy. <BR> <BR> Here is what I have to look forward to this year <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:41:52 EST It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158418 Last night I went out for my walk,, I had NO specific plan on how far I was going to walk but I did want to do at least 60 minutes. <BR> <BR> While out walking I saw some flashing lights so I turned down the road <BR> <BR> When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, <BR> When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, <BR> But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1591174681.jpg"> <BR> well only two) <BR> <BR> Carol ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 16:34:21 EST Early Christmas Present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151087 Today my sister had a job interview and it seemed to go very well, so after her interview we went to celebrate at one of her favorite restaurant. After lunch I asked hey lets go to the puppy barn. So when we got there we walked around like she normally does,looking in each of the bins. When we came across a bin of black labs. <BR> <BR> We took one out and played in the play area with it, it was cute and clumsy but it was a boy, so I said hey lets see if there are any girls. Don't you kno... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:28:37 EST I believe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149466 For so long I never thought I would be able to run. In the past it has been very difficult for me due to a messed up ankle. Many years ago I broke it, it has always given me problems. Sometimes after working out or even walking. I would be in so much pain making me believe that I would never be able to run/ or even walk long distances, hike Rickets Glen or walk the steps of Bushkill falls. <BR> <BR> Well time and hard work has made my ankle soo much stronger. Now I believe that I can ... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:00:38 EST hodge podge blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139594 My goal for today was to get my weekend house work completed <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I am trying to continue to eat healthy, so I try to make homemade meals. That way I know exactly what I am putting in my mouth and how much. <em>248</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1253205545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Next thing I wanted to do today is decrease my official 5k time by ANOTHER 2 minutes. (Not today, better luck next time) <BR> <BR> Even though I did not decreas... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:55:40 EST Wish me luck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139320 I'm heading out today and I'm going to try to cut my offical 5k time by 2 more minutes! <BR> <BR> My song for today <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbdvdiKujuY </link> <BR> <BR> Have a sparktacular day <BR> <BR> Wish me luck <BR> <BR> Melissa Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:53:24 EST Think Positive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136397 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1922131466.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1..Avoid words like No-Don't- Not-Can't <BR> <BR> 2..Think positive at all times..think I can, I will <BR> <BR> 3..Visualize yourself the way you want to look and feel! <BR> <BR> 4 Committ to your dream, make changes to achieve that dream, daily repetitions will give you that dream <BR> <BR> 5..Choose to create all of this or something better. <BR> <BR> This made sense to me, so I... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:35:40 EST What a work out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131675 Today I intended to decrease my time on my original Trick or Treat Trot 5k. <BR> <BR> I thought since it was a beautiful day I would take my pups with me. I headed out on my first mile with the two "yellow dogs" That's what we call Hugs and Kisses <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1522329116.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Kisses did very well she stayed right with me, now for Hugs she was more interested in everything else... Squirrels, other dogs, and even leaves blowing ar... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:18:28 EST Afternoon Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115776 I wanted to get my walk in before "Hurricane Sandy" hit. When I left the wind was kicking up but not so bad. About 15 minutes into my walk, don't you know here comes the rain. At first it wasn't so bad, a little sprinkle. So I kept going. <BR> <BR> While walking our neighborhood I was admiring some of the neat halloween decoration. I saw some scary pumpkins, a headless horseman, and some of the good old fashion ghost and goblins. But as I rounded the corner I saw the scariest decorati... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:22:34 EST I love the fall weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108282 Saturday was another beautiful Fall day in Pa so I headed off to the park with a different walking buddy Kisses! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1895857803.jpg"> <BR> (Our Lab/Pit Bull) <BR> <BR> I love walking "the river trail" it is very peaceful and calming. Some times I listen to music and other days I just like to listen to nature, the water slapping against the rocks, the birds chirping, the rustling of the leaves. The other day when I was walking I ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:59:41 EST No strange men at the park today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098517 Today was a beautiful Fall day in Pa so I headed off to the park with my walking buddy Harley! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l48007643.jpg"> <BR> (our flat coated retriever) <BR> <BR> I had planned to do the river trail, its really nice it goes along the Neshaminy Creek then follows along the Delaware river. Well my plans changed, not because I had 2 strange men following me. No, I had other obstacles in the way today. <BR> <BR> As I pulled into the park t... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:24:57 EST I better get moving! I want Kelly Ripa/Mrs Obama Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097080 And here is how I am going to do it <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l565248057.jpg"> <BR> <BR> kettlebells are great - the movements are dynamic so its sort of cardio and strenght training all rolled into one and you get more bang for you buck in a shorter time, - word of warning, start slowly and get the basics down pat before you move on. the 'swing' is the basic move that all others are built on so spend some time getting that right - good luck! <BR> <BR> <img ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:34:17 EST Just a few Pictures from the Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082519 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383984449.jpg"> <BR> My daughter n law Jillian, my son Guy and Myself <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l314857254.jpg"> <BR> Mr. & Mrs. Lerario <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l574649437.jpg"> <BR> Dave and my sister Dottie (Dottiesplace) <BR> <BR> Could not have asked for a more beautiful day! The weather, the food and of course the company were all PERFECT! <BR> <BR> Goal- to lo... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:27:28 EST How Women Burn Calories in France (very funny) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072832 We need something like this in Pa LOL LOL ! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yEH<BR>4Yum4nN4 <BR> <BR> Enjoy Ladies <BR> <BR> Have a sparktacular day <BR> <BR> Melissa <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:34:03 EST Looking Forward to June 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058989 I work for a company that provides services to adults and children with intellectual disabilities. <BR> <BR> In June 2013 they are having a 5k run/walk it is called "Color Me Rad"and it benefits Special Olympics Philadelphia <BR> <BR> Below is the link to the web site <BR> <BR> http://www.colormerad.com/races/philadel<BR>phia.html <BR> <BR> <BR> If you're allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you'd probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starti... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:25:46 EST A new adventure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057759 Well I thought of a new adventure that I would like to try <BR> <BR> Its called indoor sky diving <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1GaZDODv<BR>zY <BR> <BR> But to do it there are some weight guidelines <BR> <BR> •Women Over 6'0" 200 lbs. max. (over 182cm 91kg max) <BR> •Between 5'6" & 6'0" 180 lbs. max. (171cm & 182cm 82kg max) <BR> •Women Under 5'6" 160 lbs. max. (under 170cm 73kg max) <BR> <BR> So with that being said I think I better kick up the cardio just a bit so I can ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:28:28 EST Wednesday is Gown Alteration Day ! OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044173 Wednesday is the day . I go for alterations on the gown for my sons wedding. I am hoping they will have to take it in. Here's to all my hard work. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to eat for three days before the wedding LOL LOL! There is going to be SO much food. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l37585891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> XO spark pals <BR> Have a sparktacular day <BR> <BR> Meesa Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:14:43 EST Need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035162 Walking with my yellow dogs tonight (Hugs and Kisses) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130932716.jpg"> <BR> Kisses on the left Hugs in the middle and Harley the flat coat retriever <BR> <BR> heading out for my second mile with Hugs, when a nice old lady with a small dog wanted to come over and meet "Hugs" I tried to explained to her that she doesn't do well with small dog. So she continued on, next thing I know here comes the little dog running up to me and Hugs, Li... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:21:53 EST Well it seems like I just need to ride in a rain storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034870 One of my goals for August is to ride with my spark sisters and be able to keep up HA HA ( they are monsters at bike riding) <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we had planned to go for a bike ride but throughout the day the skies would open up and we would have a torrential down pour. The weather cleared so we decided to head to the park (hoping to meet up with our spark sister Kathy (KALANTHA)). Just as we got there here came the rain. We decided to go for it anyway. Oh Boy did it rain! <BR> ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:31:04 EST Funny Weight Loss Quotes ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033141 Laughter is always good theraphy, so why not some Funny Weight Loss Quotes. I guarantee you that you find at least one quote that will make you smile. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610261480.jpg"> <BR> <BR> •My advice if you insist on slimming: Eat as much as you like - just don't swallow it. <BR> <BR> •The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook. ~Andy Rooney~ <BR> <BR> keep try... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:10:43 EST Todays Thought ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026357 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l667467986.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you to everyone who supports me through this journey! <BR> <BR> Meesa Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:34:17 EST Just a little funny for today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025038 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l646842694.jpg"> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:23:32 EST Go speed racer Go ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019437 One of my goals for August was to be able to keep up with my sister Dottie and my spark sister Kathy while riding our bikes. Kathy and Dottie are still monsters on their bikes. <BR> <BR> Normally when I ride the Delaware Canal with them they are Way ahead of me because my speed is usually only around 6.5 to 8 miles per hour. <BR> <BR> Well last night my sister Dottie wanted to ride 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach a place called "Stoney Run Aqueduct" ( that was one of her goals ) <BR> <BR... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:27:17 EST Sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014295 As we have traveled down the road of life, the time I've been given to spend with my sister, <BR> has meant more to me than mere words could ever express. <BR> There never seems to be enough time, nor the right place, <BR> to say all the heartfelt things you want your sister to know. <BR> Sieze every moment, seek out every opportunity, for if you wait for that perfect moment, <BR> you may one day find, it is too late... <BR> <BR> ~Suzette Gripp~ <BR> <BR> HUG YOUR SISTER TODAY ! Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:02:03 EST Goals for August! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996340 1) Increase my speed and distance walking from 18 minute miles to 17 <BR> <BR> 2)incorporate kick boxing into my strength/cardio training 2 days a week <BR> <BR> 3) to lose 10lbs this month <BR> <BR> 4) Stay with in my Calories - I'm having a hard time with eating all my calories. I'm going to try to make some adjustments in WHAT I am eating. (smaller meals more often) We'll see how that works. <BR> <BR> 5) to ride with my spark sisters and be able to keep up HA HA ( they are monster... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:21:56 EST One Word.. I did this one year ago March lets doing it again ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4088053 USING ONLY ONE WORD <BR> <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Table <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Divorced <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Up <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Sewing <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Funny <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Puppies <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> Pit Bull <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? <BR> tea... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:07:46 EST I actually Jogged a 1/4 mile 4 times LOL LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3138358 Went to the park today to get some exercise but I was concerned because my allergies were really bothering me AGAIN. Felt like I had a brick sitting on my head. But I managed to run a 1/4 mile 4 times ( yes I know that adds up to a mile). My sister made me do it Saturday if I didn't do it she said we were not getting peddies. So now I have to see what our treat will be if we do a 1/2 mile at one time. Wish me luck <BR> <BR> Keep sparking Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:13:50 EST I do sweat and I have a picture to prove it LOL LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2996081 When I work out with my spark sisters they always pick on me that I don't sweat. Well let me tell you I really do sweat but not a full flop sweat (as my sister calls it) I sweat under the boobs, around the belly, down the back of my neck, but I never seem to have wet spots under my arm pits but tonight I did and I am really proud of it. LOL LOL <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l621660152.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tonight I also tryed a new machine at the gym it was called... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 19:52:30 EST One word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2968516 USING ONLY ONE WORD <BR> <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Desk <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Divorced <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Shoulder <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Downstairs <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Hero <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> camera <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> firewood <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? ... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:29:57 EST Announcing the creation of a dynamic and determined new team in SparkLand: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2881804 Announcing the creation of a dynamic and determined new team in SparkLand: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spectacular Saturday SparkStars of Southeast PA! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spectacular Saturday SparkStars of Southeast PA is a team of people focused on achieving our weight loss goals and living a healthy lifestyle. This is a team that sets goals and achieves them by taking action. We are responsible for and accountable to ourselves. We rely on each other for knowledge, support, encouragement, mo... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 21:01:51 EST Kicking up the strength training ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2311339 Hey everyone it has been awhile since I blogged but I am still on my journey to getting healthy. <BR> <BR> I am one of those people who enjoy strength training. A long long time ago I date a man who was a personal trainer and he introduced me to the weights. (I feel in love, with the weights that is LOL LOL) <BR> I use to work out at the gym with him all the time and he would have me lifting weights like he would. For awhile there I was really buffed, but not a good buffed. I got to a p... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:26:47 EST Re cap of the "run the gates' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2157274 On June 7th I did a five mile wog (Walk/Jog) to benefit people with disabilities. I posted a picture of my sister and I after the race, after a nice dinner , all cleaned up. Below is the official picture me crossing the finish line. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/9/b893760335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> last weekend Knoebels....this weekend Rickets Glen..... <BR> <BR> Bring it! Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:48:18 EST My first "Run The Gates" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2131720 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I competed in a thing called "Run the gates". It is a five mile course with a bunch of hills set up in two sections of a town called Levittown in Pa. (Snowball gate and Forsythia Gate). It benefits four agencies that provide service to adults and children with disabilities. (4 for the future) I did a Wog (walk Jog walk). <BR> <BR> It took me 1 hour and 33 minutes to do it. I think it took so long to do the five miles, because someone put a bunch of hills in... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 22:28:18 EST Weigh in Day! ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2093925 Hello everyone, <BR> Today was weigh in day and I lost 1.5 lbs. I am surprised due to all the little indulgents I did over the holiday weekend, I did manage to stay in my calorie range except for one day I went over about a 100 calories. <BR> <BR> Today back on track with my work outs. I am going to the gym today and doing some of my missed weight training, and of course the ETD. When the weather gets nice I will be back out riding my bike or walking in the park. <BR> <BR> On another sur... Tue, 26 May 2009 10:36:53 EST What a Day ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2068675 My spark sisters and I took on a challange this wekend to hike at a place called Bushkill Falls. It is a beautiful place that they call the Niagara of Pa. <BR> <BR> Well sister Dottie said lets take the "The Red Trail". So we did. As we started down the "First set of stairs" I just stood ther and said OH MY GOD. To make a long story short many years a go I fractured my ankle, and I didn't feel like my ankle was strong enough to complete the trail. <BR> <BR> Well you know what I did, I ... Sun, 17 May 2009 08:59:34 EST The scale has moved.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2060355 Well I have not done any weight training and I'm dying here but guess what the scale moved. <BR> The scale moved 3.8 lbs. So I am going to hold off on the weight training just a tad longer and see what happens. <BR> <BR> Changed up my cardio, eating enough calories and drinking my water. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck for the next weigh in!!! <BR> <BR> Spark on <BR> <BR> Melissa Wed, 13 May 2009 22:31:13 EST A Rough 2 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2048745 Its been a rough 2 weeks. The scale has not moved. But the clothes are getting bigger. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> SO it is time to change up my work out routine, I have been band from my weight training circuit. My sister has instructed me not to do any weight training this week. (she's killing me here LOL LOL) I am probably one of the only people that actually enjoy it. <BR> <BR> So I have decided to add extra cardio to my routine So its 65 minutes on the ETD and about another 20 mi... Sat, 9 May 2009 23:07:15 EST A personal achievement!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2033756 Ok I am going to give you all a good chuckle... <BR> <BR> Every time my sister and I go to the gym, she sweats like its her job. She has a wet spot down to the middle of her back and also in the front to the middle of her chest. (you get the picture) <BR> <BR> Now for me I sweat a lot it trickles down my face and the back of my neck. After the work out I always joke around with my sister and say Hey do I have a wet mark on the back of my shirt? and she always says no, but I always say ... Mon, 4 May 2009 22:56:50 EST Weigh In Day Again ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1994915 Today was the official weigh in and I am down another 2.5 lbs. After weighing in today I said to my sister I can't believe it I am only 13lbs away from my first goal. Once I meet that goal I do have another one, but I am not going to count my chickens before they are hatched. One day at a time.... <BR> <BR> Over the weekend my sister brought the containers of summer clothes down from the attic. I was thinking oh no when we put them away I was barely fitting in them. Well to my surprise ... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 23:42:54 EST Weigh In Day! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1973371 Hey everyone <BR> <BR> It has been awhile since I blogged. Well I have master the ETD as Kathy would say. <BR> I am a regular at doing 65 minutes on that thing too. I noticed it gets less difficult each time. Tonight my sister tapped me when we had about 2 minutes left and said "push it" so we did and we kicked butt. <BR> <BR> For the good news I am down 2.5 more lbs so I guess that ETD is doing something for me. <BR> <BR> After the ETD I started doing alittle of my strength training w... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:35:37 EST Hey Kathy ....I have tamed the ETD !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1942484 Hey you guys I have finally tamed the ETD (Elliptical Torture Devise) I mastered 65 minutes on the thing. When I got off I had so many different feelings. I wanted to cry, throw up, and even lay down and go to sleep. <BR> <BR> This is a big step for me considering I have broken sooo many bones that I'm surprise I can get out of bed in the morning. <BR> <BR> Weigh in is Tuesday and I can't have my team falling below the yellow line. (biggest looser humor sorry) <BR> <BR> Now some even bet... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:51:27 EST Save the date ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1928109 Ok If everyone wakes up in the morning and there is snow on the ground its because of me. <BR> <BR> I managed to do 35 yes that's right 35 minutes on the elliptical. I wasn't whinging and I hardly did any grumbling and NO cursing this time. About 15 minutes into the work out my ankle started to hurt but I kept on trucking. I would look up at the TV's that were on and concentrated on them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/0/b606650988.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After the elliptical... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:21:53 EST Weigh in day ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1907899 Hello everyone its been a while since I wrote. <BR> <BR> Today was weigh in day and I am down 2 more lbs. But the funny thing about today is I tried the ELLIPTICAL again, see my sister can now do an entire hour on it and I can't have her showing me up HA HA. So I attempted it again, now there was some Whining and grumbling, and even a little cursing going on but I did manage to do 10 minutes. Yes that is correct 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> I think all this sibling rivalry is fun. I'm olde... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:59:24 EST My sister Rocks! ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1889043 My sister did an entire hour on the elliptical, I am sooo proud of her, now for me I did a total of 1 minute 30 seconds HAHA HA HA. It just seems to hurt my ankle that I screwed up many years ago. So I figured I will get it stronger then try it again. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/5/b956107741.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now for me I finally ate enough calories, but then it stated I was doing more exercises and had to increase my calories WTF ! ! ! I can barely make 1200 c... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:41:46 EST