WILDCARD1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WILDCARD1 WILDCARD1'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/ The Race against Racism--5K walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3156941 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157283867.jpg"> <BR> <BR> PedalPusher (Linda) picked me up around 8 am this morning, and off we went to City Island for the 5K. Got there by 8:40, parked, checked in and took our goodies back the car. <BR> <BR> They did a group warm up, which was a line dance, and everyone was getting into it. Then we were off. One lap around City Island, then cross the bridge to Riverside park, walked down Front street, then headed down to the walkwa... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 21:17:39 EST Busy, busy, busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3108022 I have been so busy lately, that I have not been able to be on here as much as I would like to be. I have been able to stop in every day, but have not been able to log much time on. <BR> <BR> Just some of the stuff that has been happening. <BR> <BR> My daughter qualified for states in bowling. She will be bowling on May 15! I am so excited for her. All she has to do is do what she did in districts, and she will do well. <BR> <BR> She was also in a talent show at the school on Friday ni... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:33:56 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3055696 The kids were a part of the church service, they lead the Palms procession and played insturments during the service. They had to be at both services, but were able to leave when they were finished with the 2nd service. So between services, they had a breakfast, and after breakfast, I decided to go for a walk. It was a little over 2 miles, and I did it in 34 min! Woohoo! I got back to the church by the time the kids were done with the 2nd sevice. <BR> <BR> Afterward, we went home, and I... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:57:43 EST 3/25/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3043774 This week has gone by way too fast! <BR> <BR> Update on how my daughter did in the bowling tournament. She ended up placing 13th in districts, so now it is on to states! Woohoo!!! I am waiting for my SIL to give me the information so I know when she is supposed to bowl. It will be the weekend of May 14-16th and it is in Allentown. At least we don't have to travel all the way to Pittsburg for it! Although, after she qualified for this, she tells me that she doesn't think that she is g... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:13:40 EST Visiting my March goals--Midway update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3008173 March Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Track my food everyday <BR> <BR> I missed one day so far this month. <BR> <BR> 2, Exercise at least 15 min every day <BR> <BR> I missed 1 day so far this month. <BR> <BR> 3. Continue to spring clean my house 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!) I got 4 rooms done in February. <BR> <BR> Doing great on this! Got 3 rooms done so far this month! Only 2 rooms le... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:15:23 EST Week 1 of the 5% challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2992108 Week 1 of the 5% challenge has been a busy one! I am a leader on the Lady Bugs team, and our team has been moving!!! The energy on the team is awesome and we are all doing what we can do to meet the challenges and exceed them! I am so glad that I decided to become a leader in this challenge. It is giving me the kick in the pants that I needed to get moving again, instead of just playing at getting it done. The team is a very diverse group, and everyone is doing their best to get it done.... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:26:36 EST March goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2954339 March Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Track my food everyday <BR> <BR> 2, Exercise at least 15 min every day <BR> <BR> 3. Continue to spring clean my house 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!) I got 4 rooms done in February. <BR> <BR> 4. Rock the 5% challenge with the Lady Bugs team! <BR> <em>148</em> <em>148</em> <em>148</em> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 17:04:50 EST WOW! I met an Olympic Gold medalist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2946121 The kid's school had a book fair tonight, and to pull people in, they usually ask a guest reader to come in and read to the kids. This year, they had an Olympian Gold medalist come in. She won Gold in the 1994 winter Olympics, and a Silver in the 1992 Winter Olympics. She looked at the books that they had for her to read, and decided that the kids would be more interested in hearing about her journey to Gold. Boy, was she right. The kids loved it! I loved it! The other adults present l... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 23:40:12 EST Mid-February goal check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2903122 February Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Track my food everyday <BR> Did not track food on 2/13, 2/14, and 2/15. We were away for the weekend for our anniversary. <BR> <BR> 2, Exercise at least 15 min every day <BR> I missed 2 days, 1 because my ankle was really bothering me and the other because of a dental appointment <BR> <BR> 3. Get my house spring cleaned 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!) <B... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:04:39 EST Bummer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2890046 During all the snow that we had, I fell as I was walking. I didn't think much about it, because I really didn't go down that hard. This weekend, while we were down in Gettysburg, we did a lot of walking, and by Sat night, my ankle started to really bother me. It hurts when I put my shoe on and if I move it the wrong way. So my hubby told me to get it checked out on Monday. So Monday, I called the dr, made an appointment and went into see him. Of course he sent me for x-rays. Luckily th... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 18:15:49 EST Snow again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2867737 We got hit with another big storm today. I did not make it into work today. The road that I live on was almost impassable, and the major routes that I take to work were closed. The last time I measured, we were at 15 inches, and it was the last one that I was able to get before the snow started drifting. I shoveled for 3 hours today, trying to open up the porch, and get around the cars. I had to have my husband pull the tractor up so that I could fill the bucket with snow, because I coul... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:36:49 EST Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2849388 I was at work last night when the snow started. By the time I was supposed to leave for home, there was about 4 inches of snow on the ground. Not too much, but I have a Saturn, not very good in the snow. So the guy relieving me for the night came in early and says it's not too bad out there, get home before it gets worse. I called my hubby, his cousin was just at our house to pick up his daughter, and said that the interstates weren't too bad, but once he got to the road to our house, he ... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 17:30:29 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2828498 February Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Track my food everyday <BR> 2, Exercise at least 15 min every day <BR> 3. Get my house spring cleaned 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!) <BR> 4. Follow the 28 day program in The Spark. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 23:00:04 EST Sunday Jan 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2823143 Wow, today was a very busy, active day for us. We got up this morning and went to church, then after church, we stopped at Arby's for lunch, then headed to the car show. We spent 3 and a half hours walking around and climbing in and out of cars. It was so much fun, and not a sales person to bother us. I was able to really look at some of the vehicles that I have been considering, and have taken a list of 40 vehicles, and now have narrowed it down to 7. I have not test driven any of these... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:26:34 EST Bootcamp Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2817669 Whew! I did it!!!! I did the required videos everyday, and even managed to get some exercising, even the days that we did not have to do any. As I have said before, I have not seen a big difference on the scale, but the way my clothes are fitting from before the beginning of the month is proof enough for me that this works! Unfortunately, besides the scale, I did not take any before pictures or get any measurements. I am going to do this again for the next 4 weeks, following the same vid... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:43:03 EST Bootcamp Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2814548 I did today's bootcamp video, and was actally able to do the tricep exercise without dropping the ball!!! Woohoo!!! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:32:53 EST Bootcamp Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2811363 Today's bootcamp went well. I like the lower body exercises that were for today. For cardio, I brought firewood into the house for 45 min. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:08:16 EST Bootcamp Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2805399 Today's bootcamp went well, did the videos and then the Wii Active and then even got my hula hoop out and did some hooping! <BR> <BR> Not much else going on today, except work. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 16:49:17 EST Bootcamp Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2802348 This is my favorite day of bootcamp! I love doing the upper body exercises, and today I did a new one, pushups on the ball! Woohoo! I am noticing that it is taking me longer on the Wii to work up a good sweat. But I am working hard the entire time! I am feeling so much better! Still not noticing a big difference on the scale, but I am noticing a difference in the way my clothes fit! Yay!!! <BR> <BR> And as a follow up to the blog about the fight with my hubby. We got a chance to talk... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:50:07 EST Bootcamp day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2796501 I got up this morning, got the kids off to school, came home and was getting ready to do day 23 of the bootcamp. I walk into the den, and the power goes out. Bummer. So I stand there waiting, and it tries to come back on, but no, there it goes, right back out. So I stand there waiting for a couple of more minutes, hoping that it will come back on so that I can get my workout done. Nothing. <BR> <BR> Well, good time as any to head to the grocery store. So went grocery shopping. I use e... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:46:16 EST Almost stupid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2789948 This morning my hubby and I got into a huge fight. It was not pretty, but one of the things that he said was that he didn't know why I was wasting time exercising. Grrrr, it made me so mad, that I almost didn't today. <BR> <BR> That would have been stupid. After he left for church this morning, instead of going in and doing the bootcamp video like I was going to, I started cleaning up the kitchen instead. As I was cleaning, I started to calm down, and thought to myself, wait, you are not... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 15:10:15 EST Bootcamp Day 19 and bowling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2778182 Today was lower body. These exercises seemed so easy today. It is truely getting better! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> I put a pair of shorts on that I haven't worn since the beginning of the year today, and where they were tight before, they are fitting just right now! Woohoo! That is progress. <BR> <BR> On my local team, one of the challenges is to blog about something that you like to do. I am going to talk a little about bowling. What a surprise, huh? <BR> <BR> I have been bowling for over... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:44:02 EST Bootcamp Day 17 and 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2773081 Ok, so I forgot to post a blog yesterday, so I am adding comments from yesterday's bootcamp to todays blog. <BR> <BR> For yesterday Day 17, it was the upper body workout. I love this workout. I am starting to see small changes in my upper arms. I am starting to see some definition! <BR> <BR> For the cardio yesterday, I used the Wii Active, and it was another good workout. <BR> <BR> Today Day 18 of the bootcamp was for the core. I finally figured out if I put a small pillow under my k... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:51:15 EST Bootcamp Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2763071 Today was the lower body workout, and I nailed it. I really like the lower body exercises, and the Wii Active does a lot of them! Today was a rest day on the 30 day challenge that I am doing on the Wii Active, so instead I took advantage of the beautiful day to help my neighbor bring wood in for their wood stove. We worked up quite a sweat, and got some good exercise in too! Woohoo! I also got some work done around the house that needed to be done. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 16:30:03 EST Bootcamp Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2759184 Back to cardio! I am doing good with the bootcamp, finished the video this morning, then on to the Wii Active! I am moving more and feeling great! Woohoo! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:10:06 EST Bootcamp Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2755180 Today the boot camp video was harder then I remembered it, LOL. I still got it done, but I struggled with it a little. I don't know if it is because I have been worker harder and am a little sore, or crunches just aren't my thing. <BR> <BR> My hubby and I went to a wedding this afternoon, so I pampered myself a little and went and got a manicure. It was so nice to relax and let someone else do my nails. After I finished getting my nails done, I went for a walk around the mall to let my n... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 21:32:14 EST Bootcamp Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2751363 Bootcamp video went well today. Those tricep dips on the ball are a killer, LOL! <BR> <BR> I did some cleaning today for my cardio since today was a day of rest on the Wii Active challenge. <BR> <BR> I really need to work on lowering the sodium in my diet. I am way high there. Otherwise, I am staying within my calorie range. Fri, 15 Jan 2010 21:08:25 EST Bootcamp Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2746929 I love the lower body exercises in this bootcamp video. Today for my cardio, I bowled out. I rolled a 203, 201 and 216 for a 620 series! Woohoo!!! It was only the second time that I rolled a triple duece! Then I went home from the bowling lanes and did the Wii Active. I am working on the 30 day challenge and today was day 2. What a workout. I was dripping in sweat by the time I was done, and feeling great! The Wii Active does a lot of lunges, running and also uses resistance bands fo... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 21:05:15 EST Day 11 bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2741523 Still going strong with the boot camp. Today's video is hard for me because I can't be on my knees, it hurts too much, so I just do the harder version for the exercise. But all is good. Had fun with the cardio too, doing the Wii Active and playing with the different exercises and intensities there. It does give you a good workout! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:13:09 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2737470 Ok, tonight I had a chance to do some catching up with my best friend. Since my hours at work changed, we don't get to see each other everyday, so I cherish the time I do get to spend with her. <BR> <BR> Well we got to talking about my journey here, and how I gained back 20 pounds that I fought so hard to take off. She had stopped by my page earlier and was looking at my new goals, and threw out a challenge to me. If I make my goal by July 31st, which is to be at 160 pounds, she will buy ... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:08:24 EST Boot camp day 9 and 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2737439 Because of how late I got bootcamp done yesterday, I did not get to blog about it. Day 9 went well. A great lower body workout. Also got the bonus video in too. I liked that one as well. I had been tired before doing the exercises, but once I got started, I was fine! Woohoo!!! I do still prefer to do them in the morning though! <BR> <BR> Day 10 was good! I love the upper body workouts, and even after just one week, I think I am starting to see some definition! Today, I was moving al... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:01:43 EST Day 8 bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2726592 So, I didn't get to do the bootcamp soon after I got up today. There was so much to do today, that I didn't get it in until 10:30 this evening. I kept thinking about it all day though, and how I missed not doing it first thing this morning. Very strange for me. In the past, it wouldn't have bothered me that I missed a workout, LOL. I am very committed this time to getting it done! <BR> <BR> Sundays are usually somewhat quiet around here, but this one was a busy one! Church, then lunch,... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 23:41:21 EST Day 7 Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2721037 Wow, Day 7 already, one whole week down. Today's bootcamp was for the core. I really liked it, the last part was a little hard for me to do, but I did the easier version and got it done. <BR> <BR> *************My goal is by the 4th week of bootcamp to be doing the medium intensity of the exercises that I am having difficulty with.************* <BR> <BR> I am finding that by getting up in the morning and doing exercising as soon as I can, I am staying on track and feeling better. I ha... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 20:51:51 EST Bootcamp Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2715999 Completed the boot camp video and the cardio for today! What a great workout! My energy level is going up, and I am feeling so much better since I have started the bootcamp and working out more. Plus, I was down 2 pounds today! Woohoo!!! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 17:01:55 EST Bootcamp Day 5 and a quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2708541 Day 5 went well, I love that lower body workout. It is deceptive. I think it is an easy exercise routine, but it really gets you working! Love it! <BR> <BR> For the daily challenge in LAP, we are supposed to post a quote for our teams. I posted this one to my team, but I really like it, so I thought I would share with all. <BR> <BR> We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 09:34:33 EST Bootcamp Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2705299 Day 4 bootcamp went well. I don't think that my ball has enough air in it though. It looked a lot squishier then Nicoles. Will have to have my hubby put more air into it. <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 17:09:42 EST Bootcamp Day 3 and Jan Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2697760 Day 3 of the boot camp went well! I love working the upper body on the stability ball. I am a little sore, but it is getting better. I feel so much better. I am so glad that I got motivated again! I have so much more energy now. <BR> <BR> My goals for January. <BR> <BR> 1. Start tracking all my food again. I am doing pretty good with this so far! <BR> 2. Get in more fruits and veggies every day. I am working on this <BR> 3. Get to 199 pounds again! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:48:27 EST Bootcamp Day 2 and LAP Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2693332 Day 2 of the bootcamp was a lower body workout using a ball. It was an easy video to follow and do the exercises. My legs are a little sore, haven't been doing the squats and lunges like I should have been doing. But I am still going strong, and having fun doing it. <BR> <BR> For my cardio for the day, I got out the Wii Active. I am not sure that I am really impressed by it. It was fun, but either I was doing something wrong, or the controllers were not working like they were supposed t... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 18:00:10 EST Bootcamp Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2684927 I will have to get my friend to do my measurements and take some before pictures for me. I will get her to do that later today! My starting weight for this is 208. I hope to get below 200 again by the end of the month. I think that is very doable. <BR> <BR> I got up and did the first day of bootcamp! Woohoo! I am not supposed to jump, I did a little, but mostly modified the workout to what I can do and stayed at the same pace as Nicole. Wow, that 10 min is intense! Feels good though,... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:23:37 EST 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2677107 2009 was an ok year for me. I did not do well with losing the weight that I wanted, as a matter of fact, I ended up gaining 20 pounds. I kept telling myself that I would lose it, than another pound would join in, and they added up one at a time to 20 pounds. <BR> <BR> We were able to get to the campground for several long weekends this summer and had a lot of fun! We were able to take a couple of trips to Rehoboth with my MIL this year. We were also able to take a trip to Ocean City wi... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 18:02:56 EST LAP November challenge check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2565572 We are halfway through the LAP November challenge, and it is going great! I am getting to know a great group of women, who continue to motivate me to do my best. I have been staying on track a lot better with this challenge. <BR> <BR> Thank you Kitty for the challenge! I love it, and I hope that you will continue to have them. <BR> <BR> Zeldapliff, Xhastedmomof2, Teachinkids2, Vandalee13, Scrappy_RN, MissBear11 and Katiebug815 thank you so much for the time that you are putting into the ... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:17:20 EST 5 things I am thankful for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2559515 As part of the LAP challenge, we have to list 5 things that we are thankful for. Here is my list. <BR> <BR> 1. My husband <BR> 2. My kids <BR> 3. My house <BR> 4. My car <BR> 5. My Sparkfriends <BR> <BR> There are so many other things that I am thankful for, but right now, these are the one's that are at the top of the list. Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:54:24 EST What a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2545491 Sundays for our family right now is crazy. But today just seemed a little crazier then normal. <BR> <BR> My son has been sick this week, and while he is starting to feel better, he is still not 100%. So my hubby and I decided that my son and I would stay home from church this morning. My hubby and daughter go in for Sunday school, and then were going to stay for the service. Well, my hubby calls me and tells me that he is not feeling well, so he is coming home. Ok, so I wait for him to ... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 22:06:58 EST Fresh Start Tip--your change GPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2423326 This was sent to me in a mail Carefree. I think that it is a good message. Everyday is a new day, a day to start over! <BR> <BR> Here is a tool you can use at any time to get you going in the right direction. <BR> <BR> Just as a car has a navigation system, you too have one—a change GPS, a guidance system that always wants to get you on track to your fresh start. <BR> <BR> Your Change GPS only ever asks you two questions <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Where are you now? <BR> 2. Where d... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:07:01 EST Change is difficult, but often essential to survival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2417646 Today's LAP buddy bonus is to reflect on a motivational quote. I choose one of the 3 I have on my signature. <BR> <BR> Change is difficult, but often essential to survival. <BR> <BR> This applies to many things in our lives. We see change constantly. It is sometime difficult to take and sometimes very easy to take. It definitely applies to our weightloss journey. Some of the changes that I made have been really easy to do, like quitting drinking soda. I really don't miss it that much.... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 16:42:41 EST Motivational Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2400184 For the LAP challenge, we have to blog about a motivational song. I have read several blogs, and all of them are great. If you know me, you know that I am horrible about knowing song titles and artists. I know a lot of songs, and can even sing along with them, but if you asked me to name the title and artist, for most of them, I have no clue. Saying that, it makes this challenge harder for me to complete, LOL. <BR> <BR> Since Kitty asked us to pick one song, I am going to have to pick th... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 22:44:29 EST LAP Buddy Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2384326 I love the buddy challenge for LAP. I am getting to know some team members that I really didn't know, and having a lot of fun doing it. Everyone is so encouraging. <BR> <BR> I think that I am doing well, it is keeping me moving every day, which is a goal of mine for the month to help me get back on track. I am still struggling with tracking my food everyday. I don't know why this is so hard, I used to be really good at it when I first joined SparkPeople over 2 years ago. I guess I am ju... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 23:06:19 EST Car trouble! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2336929 Ughhh! What a way to end this week! I borrowed my dad's car today to get to work, so that my friend could do the work that needed to be done on my car for inspection. So I am on my way to work, and pass the store that I normally stop at, (I was running a little late), and when I got close to work, I still had 10 min before I had to start, so I stopped by a store near work instead. Turn the car off, go inside, get some iced tea, and go back out to the car. I tried to start it, click, click, cl... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:05:55 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2231144 I am still struggling with myself. so much so that I didn't even log in yesterday. I wanted to, but I had a lot of running around to do, and stuff around the house, that I just didn't log in at all. That was the first time in 2 years that I didn't log in on a day that I had access to a computer. Now that I look at it that way, I guess it really isn't that bad. Even though I didn't log in, I still ate decently, and got some time in the garden, and did a bunch of walking. So it was not a bad da... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:12:16 EST Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1656115 I don't have any before pics yet, hopefully I can get my friend to take them tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I am starting bootcamp at 188 pounds, and I hope to be at 180 at the end of bootcamp. I will have to get my measurements tomorrow as well. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that this will get me back into the exercise mode that I have gotten out of over the past month. I want to get back to where I was over the summer again. I cannot believe that I let myself slack off as badly as I did. I will not le... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:40:05 EST