YOADDICTION101's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=YOADDICTION101 YOADDICTION101'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/ New Job is Awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917478 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130389854.jpg"> Last month I finished up my second Associates degree is general science of business. I had interviews on my Final week for the new casino. I know Finals week and interviews was I crazy? Lucky thing is no interview was on the day of my on campus Final. I only made it two days of being interviewed and got a full time job. Yippy! This was good because I can't go back to continue on my Bachelors till Fall term, but I ca... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:16:04 EST So Far So Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850372 I have actually managed to write in my journal every day. I've noticed one bad thing I do. I get to involved in my online schooling to remember to stop and eat my lunch or a snack sometimes. This trend I will change. <BR> <BR> The other thing is that this was the first day I didn't wake up with hunger pains. I think my stomach is learning you aren't going to get anymore food for the day, because you have had enough. <BR> <BR> The one thing I haven't done this week is go to the gym, bu... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 13:37:25 EST New Hair Cut New Year New Start to the rest of my life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841361 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114049072.jpg"> <BR> Lets just say a haircut was desperately needed. Yikes! What a mess. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1243935401.jpg"> <BR> Hair fells so much better now and doesn't get all tangled up all the time. <BR> <BR> With the new hair cut comes a new start to impressing potential employers during this next term. I will be receiving my second associates and will need to have a job in place for the two ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:27:59 EST Thank You To The Guy On The Motorcylce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812642 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l325098709.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You don't know me and only crossed my path for a few seconds, but those few seconds just made my day. I've been self confidence about walking and dancing at the same time. I want to boost a move, but been worried about what others think about me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l700618563.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So when you saw me boost a move and yelled out "Hey Baby!" It really made me s... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 14:23:22 EST tracked for an entire day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812314 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1315968806.jpg"> Even though I went a bit over my calorie range I manages to track all my food today. I also stayed in fat carb and protein ranges for the day. I can't remember the last time I succeeded in that goal. Now to do it again tomorrow and get some more water. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 01:35:42 EST Starting over for the last time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750687 I've been slacking off way to much and need a whole new start. <BR> I'm doing schooling online and have no excuses to not be doing some form of exercise. Much less tracking my food. <BR> <BR> My goals are simple: <BR> <BR> 1) track my food for an entire week <BR> <BR> 2) work out at least 3 times this week. <BR> <BR> 3) lose at least 1 lb. this week <BR> <BR> Wish me luck. <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:25:14 EST So Proud of myself today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588404 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l342094548.jpg"> <BR> So while riding the bus to school an old woman brought up the conversation about mental health. However she was using the term psycho. I my self have bipolar disorder and immediately was correcting her. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1841132173.jpg"> <BR> I first told her it was called mental illness not the term she was using. She tried to correct me and say that was the medical term for the... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 18:15:49 EST Are you comforatable in your own skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531463 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l518727756.jpg"> <BR> One thing I've had to do is get use to myself in my own skin. It's hard to accept this current body of mine as beautiful, but the more I stay in the 'nude' the more I embrace the beauty my skin provides. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l149891165.jpg"> <BR> How do you embrace yourself to fill beautiful? Mon, 4 Nov 2013 00:12:30 EST Sunday=Better plainning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505931 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l431204432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is going to be busy. I have to go to the soon to be in-laws and measure out the weeding area so we know where to put the props. Than it's the task of getting said props from my house to theirs this next few weeks. Plus setting them up. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l462580174.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then I have to divided up my time into three categories. Crafting, Studying time, ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:37:00 EST Friday = Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504450 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2115529089.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Got some pretty good coupons, and sales this weekend. Already hit the meat sale today. I need to get stocked up on some basics again, since it's the first of the month. Later today I'll be getting 12 dozen eggs for $0.99 plus a few other items. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1211165099.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On Sat. I'll be going to a different store and get 15% off my entire produce o... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:31:28 EST Halloween is almost here AHHHH!!! I'm not ready!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503800 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l442722767.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Halloween equals my weeding day. I still got to finish my dress and some of the props. This stuff is so time consuming. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l334800980.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On top of that I just started my first week of school. Yikes!! Talk about overload. I've got Microeconomics, Accounting, and Physical Science this term. Think Physical Science will be the tough part. <... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:07:05 EST Why I have been M.I.A. (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469284 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1530931228.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know I've kind of been M.I.A., but I've been super busy. I rescued this batch of kittens from the back bush and had to find them homes. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l736061889.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Their momma decided that our bushes were idle for keeping her kittens safe. We noticed them and had to do something. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l4868758... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:00:17 EST I Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444044 My Pledge: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l728148034.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2043226116.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526493771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 10:30:03 EST Most Common Excuse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419826 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l883697722.jpg"> <BR> For some reason, especially when on the down swing of my bipolar, I just give into my feelings that what I do doesn't mater. Everyone around me doesn't care. I shouldn't bother them about me trying to lose weight. They'll just think I'm trying to get some kind of attention. No one Cares about me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1365518372.jpg"> <BR> I know I shouldn't think this way, and I ha... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:38:17 EST Happy Birthday To Me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414344 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1687037973.jpg"> <BR> Got some free coffee this morning. Still waiting to go get my free mini pizza. I get to pick two toppings and the type of crust. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l813672510.jpg"> <BR> Abby's sends me a coupon for one free single serving pizza every year. Which is pretty nice. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1411098658.jpg"> <BR> All I have to do at Dutch Bros is tell ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:30:39 EST Lava Beds (Pics Pics and more Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406383 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1424959521.jpg"> <BR> In May I went to the Lava Beds in Northern California. It was for a 3 day geology field trip. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1729931283.jpg"> <BR> It was an extremely long bus ride and this area was our lunch break down. We had another couple of hours to get to the park. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1109649840.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:40:11 EST I finally did it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405984 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1067018418.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I finally got through an entire day with tracking my food. Plus, didn't go into extreme late night eating tonight. Win Win. I'm only a little over my calorie range but all other levels of nutrition is in range. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l711813315.jpg"> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 01:23:29 EST Summer Mileage Challange! Come join in :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397305 Here is the link to the blog I read about doing a walking/running/biking/rollerblading etc... millage challenge for the entire summer. Sine today is the offical first day of summer. <BR> <BR> For the rules read the first blog. I'm posting the template so I can keep adding my miles to it. You can copy it and join in as well. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397240 </link> <BR> <BR> June Mileage Goal/Estimate: 18 <B... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:41:34 EST Need To Eat Right!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396239 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l909551673.jpg"> <BR> After today's weigh-in I know I need to focus on eating right! So today is the day I start changing my habits. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1686186005.jpg"> <BR> No more junk food! I've got my birthday next month I can have some cake then. Right now I need to focuse on eating those veggies. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118532190.jpg"> <BR> I'm addicted to fruit... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:24:31 EST Slowly Going Insane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383691 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896461242.jpg"> <BR> Got my Geology Final tomorrow, and I can't even keep my mood in control. I think all this school work for 2 years straight has gotten to me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1018964020.jpg"> <BR> I fill like all this information has been pounded into my head by a hammer and there is no way to stop it. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1291626535.jpg"> <BR> I need some t... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 19:13:50 EST Summer Break!! Can't Wait!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380613 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1515956253.jpg"> <BR> Will Just finished my Lab test. Fossils, oh what fun. <em>246</em> Tomorrow I have to turn in my research paper and writing paper. It's the last day of classes. <em>244</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1141418030.jpg"> <BR> That doesn't mean I'm done. Still got the stinking Geology final on Monday. By the end of the weekend my brain is going to be fried. <BR> <img src="http:/... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:00:01 EST Boot Camp Anticipation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375562 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1974675463.jpg"> <BR> 14 days! That's I'll I've got standing between me and my Summer of Boot Camp. Can't wait for school to be over. No more studying, no more rushing to class, one long summer of just me time. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1956685832.jpg"> <BR> The other thing I'll be doing through the summer is crafting for my wedding. I'll still have some basic crafts I'll do, but most crafting time will be ... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:24:59 EST Sticky notes for my streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365738 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1835968526.jpg"> <BR> I saw this blog over this weekend about someone reaching 400 sticky notes. Each sticky note egual to how many days her exercise streak had gone for. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1660856342.jpg"> <BR> My current streak is 5. So that means it's been 5 days since I read/watch the video blog. Can't wait for it to be past 365, because that equals to a year. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Thu, 23 May 2013 13:46:40 EST Weightloss Sucess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362146 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l474818638.jpg"> <BR> I have been weighing myself once a month. Today was weigh in day. A little over 3 lbs gone for the month. 4 lbs gone for last month. Think it just may be working. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l838215741.jpg"> <BR> The main reason I switched to once a month instead of a week is stress. I was stressing about the scale and that isn't good. I should be focused on living healthy. The weight w... Mon, 20 May 2013 11:03:40 EST I can do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339781 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1323034790.jpg"> <BR> This last weekend I got a little side track on my healthy living goals. I just couldn't find the motivation to do anything but try and get some fruit and veggies in. I had a lot of homework, but most of the time was spent online. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l466856014.jpg"> <BR> At first I was just catching up on my shows for the week. I love using Hulu because I don't want to pay for T.V.... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:25:23 EST Prepping for Camping in May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334620 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1119021487.jpg"> <BR> I haven't been out of town in a little over 7 years. So when I heard there was a choice of a three day camping trip to the lava beds for geology I jumped on it. I have never been to the lava beds, and really need a vacation from the everyday, even if I have to take some notes while there. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246294616.jpg"> <BR> Over the past couple of weeks I've been gathering t... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:25:05 EST Broke Through My Plateau!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323948 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l175843420.jpg"> <BR> This last month I put my scale away. I couldn't stand getting on it every week to see that I was still fighting the same 2 lbs. It had been that way since the year started. At first it went down 2 lbs and then stabilized there. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1700636692.jpg"> <BR> First thing I did was try and look at my diet. I made sure to get some more fiber in my diet since I was mainly... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:54:33 EST New way to challange myself to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317154 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872685196.jpg"> <BR> Sometime last month I decided to post a picture of someone doing a bicep curl. When I posted the picture I made a comment stating that I would do 10 bicep curls for every like the picture got. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l764635328.jpg"> <BR> I posted this comment and picture in three different places on Facebook. The first place was my wall. Once I had my wall picture up I posted in the s... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 12:36:16 EST This Journey of Mine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286346 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1458350111.jpg"> <BR> This journey of mine started 3 years ago. I did so well the first year, before school. I got down to a size 14 and even got into my Prom dress. Than School started and I got fumbled up in my progress. That's when the freshman 15 turned in more than 15 lbs. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1929324553.jpg"> <BR> I've gone so many different places on this Journey and seen so many cool things. U... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:12:51 EST Changes or coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283776 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l635054150.jpg"> <BR> Wouldn't it be nice if we could change by magic? I know all our dreams would come true if it was possible. The only way to change this body of mine is with hard work. I need to be getting sweaty. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l877471803.jpg"> <BR> So first thing that I need to change is not counting on my walking alone. Walking is a great exercise, but it's not efficient enough to get me s... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:46:36 EST A Trip Through the Coast (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280109 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2072684547.jpg"> <BR> This flower is called a Darlingtonia. Apparently there rare and grow in soil that is toxic to other plants. This was one of the first stop on the day I took my geology field trip. Which was fun since I got to see the coast and go to some different beaches. The taking notes and having to write a research paper afterwards was not fun. <em>246</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432056400... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 12:48:44 EST I shouldn't have eaten that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275668 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1875322892.jpg"> <BR> Last night was like most. At some point I gave in and ate what I didn't need. This time I forced myself to log every bite. Even though I really didn't want to see the results. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1790748688.jpg"> <BR> About an extra 400 calories was eaten. YIKES!! I did think about it before going to bed and asked myself Why?? What was going on to make you want that junk?? T... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:59:03 EST Dance in the Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271048 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1875027980.jpg"> <BR> This last week has been a pain. Being sick for the entire week defiantly made things worse. Now I'm finally able to breath and have almost no coughing. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1782163472.jpg"> <BR> Still got a tsunami's worth of homework to do. Research paper is due Next Monday. YIKES!! <em>46</em> I hate writing papers. With my Dyslexia it gets hard and very frustrating. Plu... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 11:57:35 EST Refashion old into new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267146 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376055890.jpg"> <BR> I can't stand to waste anything that can be made into something new. Sometimes people don't understand till they see what I'm able to produce. Not even couches are safe from me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1844848653.jpg"> <BR> So when my old pair of work shoes died on me I had to think of how to reuse them. The soles were fine but the outside was rough and beaten up. So I decided to cove... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:23:25 EST Keep Going!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259018 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1615745816.jpg"> <BR> Tomorrow I have a Test first thing in the morning. So, for the rest of today I am studying for the Test. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2101686145.jpg"> <BR> I also plain to Do some working out while on Campus. Just may go to the racket ball court to be able to hit something. LOL That is of course if someone else hasn't taken the court before me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:45:38 EST Stay Calm! It's going to be fine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253724 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l324724309.jpg"> <BR> This week I'm going to work on staying calm and relaxing. I've been over stressing about the scale and causing myself some anxiety. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1085597233.jpg"> <BR> The anxiety has been an excuse to give into my emotional eating bug. I know if I'm calm I can do anything I set my mind to. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957722551.jpg"> <BR> I've ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:19:49 EST What's Your Motivational Song? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250221 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426586064.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghb6eDopW8I&<BR>feature=share&list=PLCDFC867BD0EB9E4A </link> <BR> <BR> One of mine is Of Monster and Men-Little Talk. It really Moves me and makes me think I can do anything no matter what obstacle gets in my way. The ship still gets carried on. What song speaks to you? What is your motivational song that makes you remember that you can do what ever you set your mind to? Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:12:41 EST From Panic to WooHoo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245340 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2069802883.jpg"> <BR> Friday afternoon was not fun. I got done with my statistic quiz and headed home. My finace was suppose to be home to let me in. I lost my key somewhere in the house and didn't have a new copy yet. So, I get home at 2:30 and No one is there to let me in. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l142225373.jpg"> <BR> The sun was shinning and I really wanted to ditch my heavy backpack to go for a nice wa... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:59:01 EST Enjoying the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242035 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l144256989.jpg"> <BR> It's been raining off and on today. I forgot to grab my umbrella when leaving this house this morning, but don't have anything outside I need to do. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l606065479.jpg"> <BR> First class today was the geology lab. Got out of there a little earlier then I normally do. Teaching time was a bit short and I don't have to turn in Homework for two weeks. <em>244</em> ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 20:04:23 EST Healthy Cooking Made Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231818 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1544957851.jpg"> <BR> Found a cool crock pot for only $25 and $4 for the two year warranty. Looks awesome in my kitchen. It's has three crock pots in it with lid holders and spoons for each. The spoons were designed to be able to sit in the crock pot while the lid is close. I love that feature. Now to decided what to cook first. I have a pork tenderloin defrosting in the fridge right now. Going to try to find some recipe to go with it... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:59:29 EST WooHoo!! Weight Loss!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216913 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1066119090.jpg"> <BR> It's Monday and that means weigh in day for me. So I got out of bed and broke out my wii fit. Got it all set up, and was nervous the whole time. Since I've been sick and not able to workout much I thought I would see a gain are no loss at all. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1397862306.jpg"> <BR> To only find out I lost 3lbs this week. Which means I'm 5 lbs down for the year. Now I get to... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:16:40 EST Plaining for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215599 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l609365959.jpg"> <BR> I woke up and could breath through my noise this morning. Barely any stuffiness at all. <em>244</em> I can't wait to be back at 100% again. This bug I caught sucks, but at least I got medicine for it from my doctor. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1721684755.jpg"> <BR> Today it's on to studying. Need to start making up for all those long naps I've been taking. <em>246</em> I need to re... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:17:52 EST No More Workout Excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214329 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1140600750.jpg"> <BR> My number one excuses for not working out would have to be "I'm to tired". <em>102</em> By the end of the school/work day I'm wiped. If I plain my exercise and study time better this would not be an excuse. This means I need to sit down and make a weekly master plain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l667135941.jpg"> <BR> Another classic excuses for me is "there just isn't enough time ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:13:35 EST Sunglasses Mania http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212931 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1886769931.jpg"> <BR> I have had glasses since I was 5 years old. Yap that's right. Since the first day I started school I have had glasses. Which equaled out to never being able to wear sunglasses with out looking like a dork. Sunglasses over regular glasses just doesn't look cool. Which always made me jealous of my cousins. They didn't have glasses so they could were as many sunglasses as they wanted. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:45:30 EST Improvments I have noticed in my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211383 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1501193757.jpg"> <BR> A pair of pants that have been sitting in my closet fits finally. They were so uncomfortable before. Couldn't even sit down when I had them on. So I decided to try them on yesterday, since I was out of clean clothes. <em>246</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829744701.jpg"> <BR> This junk food looks disgusting to me. So much wasted calories there. I've even have found my self doing a... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:00:31 EST Slip ups can lead to healthy eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206486 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l982953910.jpg"> <BR> Had a little bit of a slip up this week. Getting use to eating healthy and then getting sick makes it hard. I wanted comfort foods, but didn't have the energy to make anything. So kind of went over what I should have been eaten. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l878620603.jpg"> <BR> On Sunday I decided to just get up and cook. Figured I could use my new veggie slicer and make breakfast, a sal... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:59:09 EST Cravings And Not Giving In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200268 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1091986993.jpg"> <BR> So I went to get my eyes checked yesterday. Really needed the glasses and contacts. My glasses were 6 years old and deteriorating on me. It was nice to be able to see once I put my sample pair of contacts in. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1627547159.jpg"> <BR> I was very tempted by the smell of Mcdonald's when leaving. I went to the vision center at walmart. Which is across the street f... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:30:12 EST Motivation to keep at it and a new machine to help me get my veggies in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198617 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l652193733.jpg"> <BR> Lunch is packed and ready to go in my lunch box. I always wanted a 101 Dalmatians lunch box when I was a kid, but never got one. So know it's the only lunch box I use. <em>246</em> I love the thing and had to buy it off ebay. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1258940585.jpg"> <BR> Bought myself a slice o matic yesterday. Had a gift certificate for a certain store in town and this machine w... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 11:05:32 EST Back in School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196943 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l68366305.jpg"> <BR> Had my first day of winter term yesterday. Wasn't to bad. I'm taking statistics and geology this term. My first lab is on Thursday. Not sure about how to work in a geology lab. <em>246</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229191641.jpg"> <BR> Got home and did my jump start challenge workout video. I lost 1.1lbs last week thanks to there planned exercise routine. So defiantly got to keep ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:39:36 EST Goal Jar :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192364 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l699117507.jpg"> <BR> Was at the dollar store and found some motivate and reward tickets. So I thought wouldn't it be nice If I gave my self a ticket each time I reach my goals. Today I got 6 tickets. Which means meating 6 goals. <em>244</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1121497007.jpg"> <BR> My free exercise class was Zumba toning today. It was intense. At the same time it was fun and the class size was ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:02:00 EST