XUNBREAKABLEX's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=XUNBREAKABLEX XUNBREAKABLEX'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 feel like an olive. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405052 Really. I do. I wanted so bad to be much thinner by summer and it is just not happening. Is that toooooo much to ask? I'm losing my "peppy" attitude about all of this. Is it ever going to happen for me? <BR> <BR> I put on my black swimsuit today. I am an olive. What more can I say? <BR> <BR> I need an attitude check this week ~ I realize that....but I can't make it happen. I'm trying...I really am. <BR> --- <BR> <BR> On a different note, I have to start strengthening my back for personal r... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:55:49 EST Been Awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377388 Okay, so I haven't been on in awhile, but that doesn't mean I haven't been on track. I've stepped off a little, but not real bad at all. I have skipped three months of measurements, but at least I weighed this month. So here is my current weigh ins: <BR> <BR> Start 2008: 235-240 <BR> 1/17/2013: 225 <BR> 2/27/2013: 216.4 <BR> 5/20/2013: 214.5 <BR> <BR> So you can see that I skipped a couple months there in between, but at least I went down. From 225, Spark-people tells me I have went down 11... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 23:42:29 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266700 Finally got around to weighing in! Took long enough. <BR> <BR> Start 2008: 235-240 <BR> 1/17/2013: 220 <BR> 2/27/2013: 216.4 <BR> <BR> The next weigh in will take place around the 27th or 17th in March. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:42:47 EST Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261338 Okay, so my weigh in will take place either Monday or Tuesday, but my measurements were done last night. I don't know my measurements by heart, so I'll just post whether I've decreased or increased: <BR> <BR> 1. Waist: decreased 1 1/2 inches. <BR> 2. Hips: decreased 1/2 inch. <BR> <BR> ...on top of these two, I've taken measurements of my right arm, right thigh, and bust area...but I can't say if I've lost or gained in that area because I never measured them before. <BR> <BR> I'm so happy ... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:36:29 EST Monthly check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260391 Well....good news! I've been seeing a slight, but noticeable difference and my habits are getting soooo much better. Here is my monthly run down... <BR> <BR> What is different? <BR> <BR> 1. Shirts slightly looser <BR> 2. Pants fit nicer. <BR> 3. Noticing muscle in my arms. <BR> 4. Endurance slightly better. <BR> 5. Higher self esteem. <BR> 6. Choosing healthier options in food. <BR> 7. Actually liking some pictures taken of me. <BR> <BR> New tools that are helpful: <BR> <BR> 1. Pinterest.... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:37:19 EST Yea it's a week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235125 Well this has certainly been an interesting week. <BR> <BR> First of all, portion control is going pretty well considering how we used to eat around here. We have completely erased pizza from our diet and only eat homemade, whole grain veggie pizza. We only eat say, only one chicken breast each, and one potatoe...and sometimes no potatoes at all! I'm loving it. <BR> <BR> In terms of fitness...yesterday I started a lighter, more realistic workout routine. No more jumping into a routine full ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:43:56 EST The Fire Breathes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205617 The fire breathes <BR> The fire breathes <BR> It grows and grows and seems to have no end <BR> The fire breathes <BR> The fire feeds <BR> Search and search, consuming everything it sees <BR> It lives inside of me <BR> Burning, burning, burning <BR> It lives inside of me <BR> The fire breathes <BR> The fire breathes <BR> The fire breathes <BR> The beauty in its violence brings me peace <BR> The fire breathes <BR> The fire breeds <BR> It lives in hearts, causing strength to believ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:19:06 EST The Good Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200774 There are plenty of people out there waiting to call you a failure. A loser. <BR> Don't ever give them the chance, & never say it of yourself. Whatever signal <BR> you send out, is what others are gonna pick up. You hit a wall...push through it. -tin-tin <BR> --- <BR> <BR> My week has been awesome I'm telling you! Huge improvement on how last week was. Several great things happened to me, as well as some very good news from my mother, this week, even though college has been handing out work ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:34:15 EST Week Summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192529 Faith is taking that first step up, even when you can't see the stairs. <BR> --- <BR> <BR> Wrapping up the weeks events for myself as followed: I had a nervous break down, then was the victim of "fat statements" in the college student center. After that, I sat through health class learning about the war on obesity and what a disease it is. After this happened, I went home to discover that the student center didn't explain how to navigate the new hybrid classes worth crap, so I've been pester... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 02:03:11 EST Broken heart? Maybe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188850 Today was my second day of the new college quarter, and my very first time juggling a full student workload. About 11:00 last night I broke down. I had no sleep for three days, the new hybrid system wasn't working, and I couldn't figure out my assignments. On top of that, my psychology book hadn't come in, and I have an assignment due on Sunday. <BR> <BR> New day though. Attended health class this morning, and even though health is a drag because our first topic was obesity problems, I still... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:13:22 EST Unspoiled Territory 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184432 30 minutes until New Years, a person I was sitting with began to stare off into the distance. I watched them (to make sure there was not a spider crawling up the wall mind you), and they stared off into the unknown, quite sad looking. This person then looked at me and said: <BR> "Oh great, here we go into another year." <BR> <BR> Hold it, hold it, hold it my friends. Back up that train of thought, rewind that mouth, and let's try this again. Let's say: "Oh Great! Here comes a year of success... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:43:14 EST A Broken Hearted Hippo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181708 You get up early in the morning, and spend little time deciding what you want to wear. A good old pair of jeans, and that cute shirt you treasure. You hop out of bed, shuffle to the closet & slip...er...wedge yourself into those jeans. You slide...er...force that shirt on down over the tops of those jeans. You turn towards the mirror, and lo'...what do you see? Yea..just the lonely reflection of a broken hearted hippo. <BR> <BR> A what?! <BR> <BR> Now this is what I want to change as of thi... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 05:14:23 EST Thar' Be Runner In This Blood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180479 Get ready, go! The runners start running, pure determination in their eyes. Among them is me. All of us, running with a fury, and a fire inside. My chest pumping, legs reaching, arms grabbing...grabbing for the finish. Number 23 on a paper around my neck. Sweat dropping, air flowing, eyes squinting. Hair blowing, feet flying across the ground...crossing that finish line. My dream came true. <BR> <BR> Then I woke up. <BR> <BR> There is a fire inside that burns, fuels, and screams to be felt... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 02:23:19 EST Get Up & Win That Race! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174086 A piece from: The Race, by D. H. Groberg <BR> <BR> "Get up," an echo sounded low, "you haven't lost at all, <BR> for all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall. <BR> Get up!" the echo urged him on, "Get up and take your place! <BR> You were not meant for failure here! Get up and win that race!" <BR> <BR> --- <BR> <BR> So the reason for this little piece? I didn't exercise for a full week. I really haven't done anything. I'm starting again Monday (Christmas Eve), since it's alm... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 00:21:28 EST Silenced in Prayer for CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166723 My heart, my thoughts, and my grief stretches to those affected by the CT shooting. It's tragic, heartbreaking, disgusting, and horrific that something like this has happened. When will it end? I woke up to this horrifying news, as did everyone else in America today. I could not imagine losing my child in this way, or a mother, family member, etc. May God be with these people. There are no words for what has happened. It's shocking, and no amount of words will comfort those affected. I pray f... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:47:27 EST "Victorious" Poem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164929 I found this great poem online: <BR> <BR> "Victorious Attitude" <BR> -by James Kisner- <BR> <BR> You cannot win the race, <BR> unless you follow through. <BR> You cannot blame the others, <BR> for it all depends on you. <BR> <BR> You cannot win the battle, <BR> if you do not raise your sword. <BR> You cannot claim a victory, <BR> if there is no reward. <BR> <BR> You cannot shape the future, <BR> if you wait until it's here. <BR> The future has no purpose, <BR> if you live today i... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:17:51 EST A Vision of Loveliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164676 I created a vision board yesterday, and I am 100% pleased with it. Okay, maybe it's not quite a board...instead it takes up both of my closet doors with colors, papers, and a bunch of other things. Why did I create it on my entire closet? Well, the closet is located inside the room I sleep, breathe, and study in. The closet is where my clothes are held hostage. The closet is my enemy, but is now going to be used to help me. The closet is my vision board! <BR> <BR> I love the set up that I cr... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:59:32 EST Holiday Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160415 Woop, woop! So, happy Holidays! Looks like Christmas season is upon us, and this month is going sooo fast. New Years will be here before we know it! New year. New life. New goals! New hope! New strength! New...ok...you get the picture right? So, a little Holidy fun: <BR> <BR> 1. Did you believe in Santa when you were younger? <BR> <BR> -honestly, I think I "fake" believed in Santa. I think I knew my parents were doing it, but I also thought it was Santa. Maybe I had an idea that it was fake... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 18:36:26 EST Camera VS Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158833 Well, it's just about time for me to take some new "before" pictures. I know if I don't, that I will regret it when I reach my goal. It's always nice to have "before" and "after" pictures to remind yourself of your journey, but getting me to get around to it is like promting a horse to dance the tango. <BR> <BR> I'm planning on getting these before shots: <BR> -up close of face in front view, & side view <BR> -full body photo (side, back, front) <BR> -full body photo in an outfit of some sor... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 01:42:38 EST New Perspective! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158428 New account, new age, new life, new challenges...new me. Motivation & frame of mind has changed so much, that I can hardly believe it. I have a big goal, but this time the weight better look out, because I'm armed. I'm armed with postive attitudes, and faith. Faith that this goal will one day be achieved, and one day soon. Faith that I will be slim, trim, and smiling in front of that camera, mirror, or crowd. New horizons have opened, & life has sent me a challenge. Well, as people seem to sa... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 16:39:58 EST