WILLIAMSH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WILLIAMSH WILLIAMSH'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/ December 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826938 Woke up feeling great today! Beautiful sunny day here in Northern Wisconsin. Goal for today. Clean the kitchen and keep it clean (clean up every night before bed) I am so much better at preparing home cooked meals and eating healthy when my kitchen is clean and neat. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:00:44 EST December 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825921 today I am recommitting to my goals. I am a health & wellness specialist, I need to look & act like it! Geez, if I can't get my act together how do I expect others to who are much busier, much more stressed out and don't have the knowledge and resources that I do. So far I have been on track with my nutrition today, drank 44 oz of water and am feeling amazing. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 17:04:43 EST 11-25-14 (One month till Christmas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822736 Wow. Where does the time go? 2013/2014 is one of my best years yet. Last December we bought our dream house on 20 acres (can't believe its been almost a year). In July I got a new position as a Health and Wellness Specialist at Ministry Health Care in Rhinelander. I love my job! Its my dream job-unless i could get paid to lay on the beach in the sun all day :) Health wise, I still need to improve. Between now and the end of the year I need to set my goals for next year and plan how I ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:04:24 EST 13 Days until Spring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641993 its 22 degrees outside and feels wonderful. I did my fitness assessment on the WII this morning and 15 minutes of workouts. I lost 5.5 lbs since 176 days ago when I last used the WII Fit. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:18:50 EST 14 Days until Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641257 i am so excited for spring. I want to drink coffee on my porch and wear flip flops, even if I have to wear a sweatshirt :) <BR> So I got the batteries in the WII, and it's supposed to be 20 degrees at lunch...with 20 mph winds YUCK. But, I'm going to get out and walk, even if its just a little bit. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:24:09 EST 16 Days until spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639463 Good Morning. I have totally gotten out of my routine of posting in my blog, working out, eating healthy etc. Here are my goals that I created today. <BR> 3 Month: <BR> • By May 27th (12 Weeks) I will have lost 24 lbs. <BR> o I will meet this goal by increasing my physical activity. I will do cardiovascular activity 30 minutes 5 days per week (or a total of 150 minutes) by planning my workouts for the week on Sunday before the week. <BR> o I will meet this goal by tracking my calories da... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:32:17 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513248 "met with (on the phone) my health coach this morning. One of our goals from last week was to keep a food diary, I used the sparkpeople one- I overeat everyday. I love food, I love eating food, I struggle to be a person who eats only to fuel. I have no self control AT ALL if there is food available. Last week Friday my coworker brought in a dozen cookies for 8 people, I ate 2. I ate yesterday, when I wasn't hungry :( No exercise last week, to speak of, nothing structured anyway. Planni... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:55:45 EST Tuesday October 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507843 Hi. Another gorgeous day in Wisconsin. Another meeting today at lunch so I can not go walk outside :( Going out to dinner tonight (either chinese or mexican) I'm going to plan what i am eating before i go so i am not tempted to over eat. Any suggestions? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:21:35 EST Monday, Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507070 Hi. How's everyone today.. the weather is gorgeous here in WI today. I read something the other day-although I have yet to put it in to practice. <BR> <BR> Not an exact quote but the jist of it <BR> "I run even when I don't want to because there is someone that is not able (due to injury,etc.) that would love to be able to run." Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:08:57 EST perspective :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431856 thank you everyone for the support yesterday. Back on track today. Working on my training plan so my exercise and healthy eating don't get side tracked. Had a cucumber for midmorning snack today-not as good as a muffin:) Going for a walk with a friend tonight. Was thinking about getting rid of my Y membership but, I think I am going to keep it. The 2nd summer session starts next Monday-I do so much better when I have others to keep me accountable. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:34:40 EST Angry today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430545 I just need to vent. I am feeling very angry today. I am frustrated, I went to college got a degree, make good money and can never get ahead. I pay almost half of my check in taxes and insurance. My dad died last year, why couldn't he have planned ahead and had life insurance so us kids (5) could actually maybe get ahead. I have life, health, aflac, car, etc. Sometimes I get so tired of being responsible. Pay 5% of my check into 401 K etc. In my position and in my personal life I see s... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:50:01 EST What a beautiful day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351915 Its 33 degrees right now. BRRR but it looks so nice out and the forcast for the day is sunny, no precipitation. I feel very focused today. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there :) Fri, 10 May 2013 09:49:42 EST A New Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340567 WOW~ I can't believe it is May 1st tomorrow. Where is this year going. I am major sucking at all of my goals. For the year I am down .6 lbs-better than gaining but I really need to get on track. May 5th is 4 months until I have to put on a bridesmaid dress and I don't want to look like an overstuffed sausage :( All this talk about weight- I really try to be a positive role model for my step daughter and try to be active and plan good healthy meals. Last night she was pinching her thighs an... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:12:51 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284002 Two of my coworkers and I have decided it's time to get serious. We are going to weight in and share our food logs weekly. This is the motivation I really need. Have a great day. <BR> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:28:27 EST Finally Friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268283 I am so excited it's Friday! Going to MN this weekend to get fitted and order dress for my friends wedding in October. I am so excited for her. Its going to be challenging to stick with my healthy eating goals. Will do my best. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:41:39 EST Thursday-The last day of February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267078 I can't believe it is March tomorrow. Where is this year going. I am on day 4 of eating healthy and exercising. I feel great. Swimming was awesome last night. I totally can see myself becoming one of those people that swim laps regularly. Who knows maybe in a few years I'll try a triathlon :) Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:34:24 EST Day 2 of my streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265710 Yea me! kept within my calories yesterday and did Zumba :) Swim lessons tonight :) Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:19:48 EST Day 1 down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264514 stayed pretty much in my goals yesterday. 1343 kcals and wrote it in my sparkpeople food journal. Packed my gym bag this morning, ready for zumba tonght Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:13:17 EST Monday, Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263153 Arrgg. Ate like crap this weekend. I know better than this. I weighed myself this morning ;( the most I have ever weighed in my entire life. Time to get serious AGAIN. I planned my food for today and recorded them in my sparkpeople food journal. New session starts at the Y today. I'm signed up for Zumba on Tues/Thur and swim lessons on Wed. <BR> Wish me luck. <BR> <BR> Goal: no snacking between meals. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:51:17 EST 18 Days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256308 Wholy smokes! How has it been 18 days since I have posted anything. My routines have fallen to the waist (:) side. I need to get back on schedule I really feel like my head is in a Tornado. My BF has been snow plowing almost daily in the morning- therefore I am in charge of getting the DD daughter ready... (no gym for me in the morning) I have been going to zumba on Wed nights. the Week that I was home sick on Tuesday was the best zumba workout ever. I don't know if it was the extra rest ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:21:19 EST I missed wed and thur :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233147 I woke up 20 minutes before I had to leave this morning. YIKES. We have been having computer programs at work-so I can't access the Feb. calendar. :( This weekend I am helping with the Conference swim meet, have an ABATe meeting, and Sunday watching the Super bowl. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:51:54 EST Tuesday :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228539 31 Days to unbreakable Resolutions: "Get back on track..put your mistake into the past and mover forward." I have not been going to cycling or fitness fusion. Schools are cancelled today and I just want to go home after work. I plan to do 30 minutes on the WII with the kiddo. Tomorrows zumba and fitness fusion on Thur. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:24:17 EST Snowy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226856 Woke up this morning with 3-4 inches of snow on the ground. It actually looks like winter. My boyfriend had to wake up to plow snow at 2:00 this morning. So, I'm sleepy. I don't know how all you mom's do it- I do not do well being woke up in the middle of the night: I need 8 hours of uninterupted sleep. I've even considered having separate bedrooms because I am an early bird and he likes to stay up watching tv and then come to bed. <BR> <BR> 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions Day 28: ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:04:34 EST Idea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223375 All month I have had the spark people "31 days to unbreakable resolutions" on my desk. So far I have only marked off one day. Beginning on Monday I am going to do one a day and record it on here. And beginning in Feb I will start with the february calendar. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:07:42 EST almost the weekend :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223362 I can't think of anything to write today..... It warmed up and we got some snow. Went to the Chiro yesterday back Monday and Thursday. Sunday I am going to get some padded shorts my goal is to make it to the gym next week Monday-Thursday. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:45:35 EST oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221408 I forgot to blog yesterday :( Its been sooo cold here. Can't wait till it warms up some I just feel like hibernating. Went to Zumba last night-with two of my besties. My tail bone is still really hurting everytime i get up from sitting down and is excrutiating if i try to sit on the floor to stretch or do a sit up. Appt. to see chiro today. Ice fishing tournament up north this weekend :) Super excited have not been out on the ice at all this year. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:11:33 EST BRRR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218345 Its -19 here today. I did not want to get out of bed at all! All of the schools in our area are closed today. Finally remembered to check my stats at work when I got here today, usually I forget and eat breakfast/ drink coffee. Here are results from 11/29/11 to now. I am off track/ focus with it being so cold and having the day off yesterday and my tail bone is still hurting-might have to go get that checked out. <BR> <BR> 11/29/11 ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:55:02 EST Friday 1/18/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212775 yea it's friday. This week seemed longer than usual. Plan for the weekend: out to dinner with the girls from my department at work tonight, SD's swim meet tomorrow, and lay on the couch Sunday-just kidding need to do something active. Maybe I will go swimming at the Y. Off Monday SD has an eye dr. appt and my car is getting an oil change but that's about it. Girls day. That will be fun. I hope. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:08:52 EST Thursday 01/17/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211506 Good Morning! Donated blood today-not sure if I will work out tonight. I did bring my workout clothes. Yea me:) Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:22:02 EST Wednesday 1/16/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209779 Went to bed at 9:30 last night, woke up at 5:30 this morning. I'm still tired. I hate winter, all I want to do is sleep. Skipped cycling this morning-by tail bone is still soooo sore. Planning on going to the chiropracter tomorrow. I am still working on this whole planning ahead of time thing for the gym. I was totally planning on going to the gym on the way home tonight to do the treadmill or elliptical and left my gym clothes at home. I need to get a couple more outfits and pack them at... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:12:51 EST Tuesday 1/15/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208204 Good morning. Back to work. Love my job. Working on end of the year data collection and reports In between patients. Going to fitness fusion tonight. My tailbone is really sore from cycling-hope that starts feeling better. I look like a pregnant person trying to get out of my chair (I have to grab the arms and push myself up) :) Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:02:45 EST Epic Failure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206416 Can I have a do-over of the last 24 hours? Yesterday started off great, went out to breakfast with my boyfriend and my niece. Came home hung around the house with my sweetie for a bit and then went grocery shopping and he went to a friends house. After grocery shopping I stopped at her aunts house to pick the little one up. My boyfriends daughter is 10 yo and lives with us full time. Her mom lives here in town but makes next to no effort to see her or spend time with her over the last 6 m... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:11:49 EST Thursday 1/10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200411 What a crazy morning so far: I couldn't get motivated to get up this morning, I think I hit snooze for about 40 minutes until the cat absolutally would not let me sleep anymore. He is diabetic so him (Jasper) and the other cat (Sierra) get canned food twice a day. They act like they are starving at 5:15 AM and 5:15 PM everyday. I ran out of time to make breakfast this morning, so I was going to go to Mcdonalds, half way to work I remembered that I had a breakfast meeting-that worked out wel... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:41:57 EST Wednesday 1/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199014 Went to Fitness Fusion last night at the "Y" I was having so much fun i didn't want to leave. The instructor had it set up in stations and every minute you switched (almost like curves, except no rest stations) I even mastered the hula hoop. This morning I went to cycling-I need some padded shorts ASAP man is that seat hard. Now I just have to fit in one more cardio this week, and flexibility. :) Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:16:26 EST Tuesday 1/8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196833 Beautiful Sunny day here in Northern Wisconsin. I have "Fitness Fusion" at the YMCA tonight. I'm super excited. This is a hybrid class that includes cardio and strenght training. Tonight I am attending a meeting for Parents of Children with Special Health Care needs. My boyfriends daughter, who is 10 and lives with us has ADHD and learning disabilities. Any advice. I have two books at home that I keep meaning to read but, never get to about nutrition and ADHD/Autism, other disorders. I... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 11:27:50 EST Monday 1/7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194692 I went to my first ever spinning class this morning. I really enjoyed it. I was worried that my boyfriend would have a hard time getting his daughter up and ready for school but all was fine. Sometimes its hard to make myself a priority b/c I feel like they can't do it w/out me. But they can and its good for them. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 10:14:34 EST picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193234 this is me when I was 23. I weighed about 125 lbs. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893957306.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 14:13:09 EST Friday 1/4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189747 Went to pizza hut last night I did not order the thin crust :( i ate 2 piece of regular pizza and 2 bread sticks, i don't even want to look up the calories. I'm not sure if its in my head or not but for sure did not taste as good as i remembered. It seems like once I start working out again next week and eating clean the weight loss is going to come easy (or somewhat easy) all of my "favorite" foods don't even taste good. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:49:34 EST Thursday 1/3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188035 Crazy day today. I had a meeting at 8:30 and patients scheduled on the hour most of the day. I am going to Pizza Hut tonight for dinner. I have not been there in a long time-any suggestions on healthy good tasting to order? Thanks in advance Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:25:43 EST Wednesday 1/2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186180 Today's a new day:) Yesterday was the 1st and I was hoping to start everything fresh. With it being a day off I didn't do as well as I hoped. We got up late and ate a late breakfast(oatmeal and grapefruit-should have had some protein to keep me satisfied) which meant when I went to the store at noon I wasn't hungry before I left, Then got hungry while I was at Wal-Mart. Really wanted to get Subway but, I'm trying to eat less processed food. Ended up getting granola bars, and mixed nuts. No... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:02:27 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182166 My goal for today is to spend some time this evening reflecting on this past year and setting very specific goals for next year. Here is a copy of the Womens Health Magazine cover that I have on my wall for inspiration. In July there is a country music festival in our town and this is what I want to be wearing and look this good. <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/life/elizabe<BR>th-banks </link> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:04:07 EST Finally Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178590 I just can't believe how fast this past year has gone, actually time in general. It's amazing looking back and thinking its been 16 years since I graduated high school, 11 years since I got out of the Air Force, 8 years since I graduated college, almost 6 years since my boyfriend and I started dating....When I think about my weight loss goals, going forward 15 weeks to reach my goals seems like a long time and each day that I put forth the effort to eat right and exercise seems like an et... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:44:51 EST On the right track.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177567 Day 2 of blogging. I'm going to try to do this everyday but, if I can at least do the days that I am work that will be great! I have my goals in mind, I am really looking forward to the new year. It's kinda funny, how when we are trying to eat "right" and be active everything that is unhealthy sounds so good but, it's really not. This weekend I went out of my way to eat (taste, savor) some of my "favorite" foods (movie theater popcorn, pumpkin pie blizzard, sugar cookies) and I realize the... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:34:47 EST A New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176516 It's almost a new year and with it a new chance to improve who I am. I am planning on losing 50 lbs this year. Currently I weight 180 lbs and I plan to get down to 130 before my 35th birthday. I have a picture on my wall from the cover of Women's Health Magazine last year where the person is wearing jeans and a tank top. That is my inspiration. I want to be able to wear that and feel comfortable when I go out for my birthday. The last time that I was in really good shape was back in 2001 ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:21:36 EST 38 days till vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4638860 My best friend, her mom, her mom's friend and I leave for vacation (New Orleans/ Mexico) in 38 days. I am hoping to be in better shape then than I am now. The YMCA in the town I live in is offering no joiners fee on December 30th. M.y plan is between Dec 30th and Feb 3rd to go to the Y for 60 minutes per day. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:12:14 EST