ZEALIA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ZEALIA ZEALIA'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/ Wedding Complete! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376820 Hey Spark! I'm a married lady! <BR> <BR> All of the work that I put in at the gym, in the kitchen, and here at Spark was worth it. I felt beautiful, confident, and ready for the next step! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1317151014.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The difference between our engagement photo taken January 2012 and the wedding pictures May 2013 were really surprising. I'm looking less and less like a meatball! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:35:48 EST Pants! One size down!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339329 Yay! Celebration time. <BR> As I've been loosing inches - it's been harder to get dressed in the morning. Even though I have saved all of my pants on the way to my highest weight - they don't stair step with my body perfectly. <BR> So there have been loose pants days.. and tight pants days. <BR> But today is the day I'm comfortably wearing a pair of NY and Company size 16s. <BR> I remember wearing these pants to work 4 years ago before I discovered Lane Bryant and the world of Ws. <BR> I'... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:03:01 EST Photos for Thirty Pounds Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335457 Hi Sparkers! I'm getting so bogged down in wedding planning, and I haven't checked in. So here I am with some fun news.. <BR> My 12 week gym challenge is over and I lost 30 pounds! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l60227297.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I lost over 12 inches in my waist, 5 inches in my hips, and 3 inches in my thigh! I've also lost 3.5% body fat! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1106330672.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Even though the chall... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:31:59 EST Quarter Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308696 I'm happy to tell you that in the two months I've been back to Spark - I have met my quarter goal to get under 207 pounds! <BR> It is a bittersweet accomplishment because I am still 4 pounds above where I was when I first started sparking back in 2010. But I want to mention the things that I can do at 206 pounds now (after 2 months of training) that I couldn't do at 203 pounds in 2010. <BR> <BR> - I recognize a portion (bought a food scale, and now can "see" the portion without it) <BR> - I... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 10:24:12 EST Almost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299095 This morning I was .4 pounds away from getting under 210. So that victory will have to wait a week! The good news is that since starting my challenge I have lost over twenty pounds and 9.3% of my body weight. <BR> I was able to put on a pair of size 16 pants, and zip them. They are still a little tight in the tummy to wear to work, but I am getting close to dropping another pant size. <BR> Maybe I can be in a 14 by this time in May! <BR> I was a 12 or 13 throughout high school, and I had on... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:47:21 EST 4 weeks till the end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298769 Well, I'm on the down hill run for my weight loss challenge at the gym. Last week I beat the guy on my team in percentage, which is always fun! I am really hoping to see myself under the 210 mark tomorrow at our weigh in! <BR> Went to the store today to prep for a healthy eating week. My sweetie has really cut ack on asking or junk food, which has really helped me keep eating well. <BR> Hope you all have a successful week! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:01:54 EST Minor changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292954 Trainer man increased my carbs ( aim for 140 ) and my protein ( aim for 120 ). I'm having a rough time getting enough protein each day! Just five more weeks till our final weigh in. <BR> I'm going to try and push under 200, but I'd love to get to 185 before May! <BR> Feeling a little obsessed. Between weight loss, wedding, and thinking about trying for a baby. My mother told me that I should wait till I'm 140 before we try, but that seems so arbitrary? Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:00:31 EST Not too bad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290671 I lost three pounds this week! Even with travel, disruption of my schedule and lack of protein smoothies. <BR> Best of all, I think we settled on a place to exchange our vows! <BR> Today I'm being recognized at work, so I've got to find some in between pants that fit. <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets all get moving today so we can make tomorrow a success! <BR> <BR> Edit: Found a dress to wear!! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:17:47 EST Planning for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289542 My sweetie and I are out scoping out wedding venues. It's so nice to see the real spaces that I've been seeing online, but its hard to imagine this place ever being without snow! <BR> It's also hard to focus on my diet while we are out of town! We will find out how I did in our weigh in tomorrow! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:55:28 EST 5 more to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288190 I've got 5 more pounds before I can say I'm a quarter way to my goal! I am so close to getting out of the tens! After this it is all about the wonderful world of onderland! <BR> <BR> Spark on sparklers! Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:40:29 EST Nine inches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279920 Today was our mid-competition measurement. <BR> I was feeling pretty cranky. <BR> <BR> But after we started looking at the changes, my mood improved. <BR> I have lost 17 pounds in 6 weeks. <em>192</em> <BR> and I have also lost: <BR> - one inch in my thigh <BR> - four inches in my hips <BR> - nine inches in my waist! <BR> <BR> Maybe that measuring tape isn't so bad after all! <BR> I hope to get myself under 200 in the next half go the competition but if I can lose more inches... Well... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 09:43:21 EST Pants! One size down!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277396 Wearing size 16w today! This new jeans have been in my closet (with the tags still on) for almost a year! <BR> I am so happy that they fit. :) <BR> Now my sights are set on some W free pants!!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:17:52 EST Wedding freak out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275067 Wedding is coming so fast!!!!! <BR> Arggggggggg! Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:18:14 EST Meh. Revisiting training routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272634 Oh poop! The guy on my team beat me this week!!! <BR> Grrrrr. <BR> I'm going to have to work my fanny off to pass him again. I lost two pounds this week. I hope that between not feeling well and having to travel was the cause of such low progress. I only got 2k steps in on Tuesday and Saturday because of migraine. I'm going to try to up my time spent at the gym and increase my independent weightlifting. I was feeling woosie this morning and so I biked 6 miles instead of trying to run on the t... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:50:24 EST March goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269009 1: Lose 16 pounds and get into onderland <BR> 2: go to the gym seven times a week <BR> 3: reach 10,000 step goal six days a week <BR> 4: pack food for work every weekday <BR> 5: make the fridge a safe place <BR> <BR> <BR> Update! Ring has become too big in the last month! I'm 15 pounds down and I'm holding off on getting it resized till April! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595482393.jpg"> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 20:37:47 EST On my plate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268933 All bread and white rice is off the table currently, as is anything breaded. <BR> Dairy is mostly out, but I'll still have a tbsp of half and half in my coffee a few days a week and a sprinkle of Romano cheese on my steamed veggies. <BR> Fruit including bananas, apples, mangos and pears are in heavy snack rotation. Frozen mixed berries are on smoothie duty. <BR> Smoothies include flax seed and protein powder. <BR> Veggies include salads, celery, pickles, carrots, broccoli, green beans, and pe... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 19:06:30 EST Gym gym gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267820 So I've become a little obsessed with the gym. When I first started my gym competition I was happy to be going in the three days a week that I met with the trainer. Then the week after I was feeling fancy and I went in once on my own. Then in week three, the trainer was like... Oh yeah you are here everyday for thirty minutes of intense cardio.. Right? <BR> Whaaaaaaaaaa! <BR> No not so much. <BR> But I did get myself in everyday. Not for intense cardio at first, just any old cardio, but I w... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:17:26 EST Bigger towels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260906 My fiancé and I have been living together for about seven years now. He had just gotten out of the navy, and was about 190 at six feet tall. I can't figure out what I weighed at the time. I've always had an obsessive relationship with the scale, so I couldn't have one in the apartment. I was a size 16 though, and was going to the gym about twice a week. He and I were friends before he went into the navy, and remembers being surprised that i had developed a belly bump while he was away. I am ... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:26:06 EST Beat it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257418 So - I may have mentioned a little internal rivalry with one of my team mates? <BR> A guy who told me there was room for me in second place... <BR> and <BR> That I had done well that week, for a woman. <BR> <BR> Well my friends - this week my percentage was higher then his! <BR> Even though I did a little dance on the inside - I was all "oh gosh, really?" on the outside. <BR> We know that the war for better health starts and ends in the kitchen. If anything my recipe searching, and meal pl... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:27:31 EST Party in my Tummy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256115 It's lunchtime at the office and since I packed myself a healthy lunch... <BR> There is a party in my Tummy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Os-CACRwM8 </link> <BR> <BR> For those of you that don't have little people in your life, the link above is to a youtube video from Yo Gabba Gabba. <BR> It is my theme song for a healthy yummy lunch! Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:31:53 EST The best is yet to come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255103 So I am 11 pounds less then when I started 3 weeks ago! <BR> What changes! I'm going to the gym everyday for the next 10 weeks - I'm fitting into my pants, and starting to look in storage for my next size down (those 16ws). <BR> I'm gaining stamina day bay day... <BR> And I hope to be out of the 220s and into the teens by next Monday! <BR> I'm starting to feel a little stagnant with my meals - so I'm looking in cookbooks and on spark for a few new things for the rotation. <BR> I think that ... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:27:51 EST Errands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253408 Got up at my normal weekday time to run errands. Sore from too many burpees, and jumping jacks yesterday. <BR> Planned out my food plan for the day. Just three weeks ago I was struggling to keep my fat low and my protein high. But now as I was entering food, I saw that it was time for me to look for some good fats to add back in! Time for me to buy some cheese sticks for snacking! <BR> I cheated and weighed myself yesterday instead of waiting till Monday, things were looking good so I'm hop... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:35:18 EST Group challenge blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252776 Wow. I wasn't looking forward to my gym's group challenge, but I didn't expect to hate it. Poorly organized, poorly executed, poorly concluded. I am drafting an email to the gym letting them know that they should retire this program (it had been retired for 6 years before this year). <BR> I'm sore and wicked pissed. <BR> Time for a shower and return to reality. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:52:33 EST Group challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252009 Tomorrow my gym is having a group challenge. I'm going, but I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into. <BR> Today I took over 14,000 steps. Over six miles. I'm really having fun with my fitbit! Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:56:39 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249677 Wow, I'm so grateful to be in bed. Today was hard. <BR> I had an exhausting workout. Many many meetings. Many errands. <BR> Then my dear fiancé got a call that his grandmother passed with no warning. <BR> After taking care of him and the house, I'm in bed with my new device. I am now a fitbit user! Message me your info so I can add you!! <BR> Thank goodness for sleep. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:12:50 EST Got it together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248285 I got my act together afterwork and went into the gym. My knee is talking to me, so I've got it up and I'm laying down for the night. <BR> Watching the state of the state of the union with my sweetie before heading off to dreamland. <BR> Spark on! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:20:37 EST Ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247682 I am not feeling the love today. <BR> Cranky, Cranky, and Sore. Time for a bath, some tea, and a heating pad. <BR> Beware all those who get between me and my couch today!!! <BR> <em>234</em> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:31:32 EST Five minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245987 Well, I wasn't able to run the full five minutes today . I made it around three times... Which is a improvement from two weeks ago. My shins are killing me!! <BR> Any help out there for shin splints? <BR> Are you curious about this weekly weigh-in? <BR> Well after this: <BR> <em>324</em> <em>311</em> <em>330</em> <BR> And <BR> <em>368</em> <em>341</em> <em>194</em> <BR> I am now at 224. That is eight pounds down in the past two weeks! <BR> I'm going to try to do 30 to 60 ... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:12:26 EST Workin it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245263 Had a tough day at the gym, working out before my second weigh in since starting the program. Tomorrow the trainer is asking us to jog for five minutes straight tomorrow. I am not ready!! I jogged twice around the track this morning, which was about 2 minutes. <BR> Wish me luck in my weigh in early tomorrow! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:38:29 EST In the family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242661 Today's worked out with my mom. She and I are about the same hight, she has thirty years on me, and I have thirty pounds on her! Unlike me, mom was a tomboy. She did track in her teens and twenties and she is a big sports fan. <BR> We are at the same place fitnesswise, so she is a perfect workout buddy on my nontrainer days! <BR> Just like I want to be a hot bride in May, mom wants to be a hot mother of the bride! <BR> The rode to smaller dresses is soaked in sweat, so let's get movin! <BR> ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:23:38 EST Fitbit anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241948 I'm really thinking about getting a fitbit! I went and checked out the start user group and there were a lot of members and lots of folks who said customer service was bad. <BR> Do you have a fitbit or a similar product? How is it working for you? Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:33:55 EST Running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240741 Today I ran. In a circuit I ran four times around the biggest lane. My time was faster each time, but wow was it hard. It was almost an out of body experience. <BR> After I was able to breathe again, I put my boots back on. A little older lady, who had been walking the track while I was huffing and puffing around, stopped and smiled at me. She said, "you are doing a good job." <BR> It was so nice and so surprising because I felt so annoying buzzing around. <BR> It was almost fun, but I'm to... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:52:49 EST I'm feeling it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238606 Wow - this mornings group active class really has me sore! Even though I'm feeling a little stiff - I am being very kind to my body. Getting injured right in the start of this push to get out of morbid obesity is NOT part of my plan. <BR> So easy goes it - even if I can do all the jumping jacks and my knees don't get sky high, I am moving. That is a big enough change for today. <BR> What I can do without the risk of injury is fuel my body well! Lots of planning, good choices at the supermar... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:07:15 EST What, me worry? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237527 I don't know why I was so worried about this weigh-in this morning. I have been tracking and moving my butt - and the scale shows it! <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> This morning I weigh 226 pounds. That is 6 pounds down since my re-commitment to Sparking it! My trainer told me that I should expect another 6 next week if I duplicate my last week. <BR> I'm starting to dream about One-derland again. That magical place were they don't put me into class 3 obesity but put me into the middle of class 2.... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 17:21:17 EST Working for the Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236231 So i'm watching the superbowl in bed with my sweetie, reflecting on the start of the new week. <BR> This week was good - lots of change, lots of new things to absorb, lots of firsts. Tomorrow is my second weigh-in after the first one before we started to work out. When I weighed myself yesterday at the gym I was 4 pounds down for the week. I'm hoping that at the least those 4 pounds stay off for this weigh-in, but I'd love to see just one more. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> I realize that spark... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:05:38 EST Group challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234410 It turns out that I'm not alone. My first group fitness class was surprising because I looked just like everyone else! We were easily the most under shape group in the room, and for me that was better. I got to really push without feeling like my attempts were all less then anyone else in the group. <BR> I've also begun to have some competition between another guy in the group and me. He was telling me how much easier it is for guys to loose weight and how he was so happy to be one of the few... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:27:41 EST A little change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233175 Today I took a day off. After 4 intense days back from years of neglect, I needed a chance to let my body take account. <BR> In this reflection I noticed a few changes. Little shifts that tell me I'm on the right path. <BR> <BR> -A little less winded walking up the stairs to the 3rd floor. <BR> -A little easier to button my pants. <BR> -A little more awake at 5am for my workout. <BR> -A little confidence about packing a healthy lunch. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'll go in at 8am for a big group wor... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:11:29 EST Sneaker time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232198 After just a week of intense workouts at the gym, I knew something needed to change. My sneakers sucked. Foot pain has been slowing me down, and that will not do! <BR> So I asked around and I found a great store locally that specialized in fitting sneakers for athletes. <BR> My sweetie and I went after work today and I was really nervous! The folks put me immediately at ease and after watching me go through a fitting my sweetie wanted shoes too! I'm so excited to wear my new sneakers at t... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:53:58 EST A better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229774 After struggling through my first group training session (dizzy, nausea) I'm happy to tell you that today's workout was much better!! <BR> Yesterday I had a banana and oatmeal before my group active class. I felt a lot better through the workout. Group active ran us through 20 minutes of cardio, 20 of weights, and 20 of core and yoga. The activities were really scalable,which is great because doing a jumping jack would have been a nightmare! <BR> I also had a great food day!! <BR> Now I'm coo... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:10:52 EST Workout blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227800 Today was so rough! <BR> I met with my workout group and didn't make it through the warm up without getting dizzy and nauseous. I need to eat before the workout, but eating that early sounds almost impossible! <BR> I'm going to stick a banana and some oatmeal in my mouth before working out tomorrow. <BR> But for now, it is time for bed! Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:13:51 EST Clean eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226214 Made a clean eating dinner tonight. Cleaned the house and fixed my vacuum cleaner. <BR> Since the challenge is the only thing on my mind, I made a chart for my weigh ins and with all of my goals. <BR> It feels like time isn't moving fast enough, I just want to get to my next weigh in next Monday. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:23:17 EST Challenge accepted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224870 So even though I had wanted my guy to join a gym challenge with me, his health issues made it unsafe for him to participate! <BR> But, I'm resourceful. I got my mom to join with me! <BR> Today was the first day of the challenge. It was really hard. Not the sweating part, but the fact that I weigh more then ever. I'm at 231.9 and it is devastating. <BR> But, it will be ok. Because I've already in this weight loss challenge. I've paid in to be at the gym with a trainer for 12 weeks. I've got th... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:20:47 EST Big Plans for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176808 I just downloaded the SP app for my Ipad. Like Magic, I'm tracking again. Thank you for making it easy SP! <BR> <BR> I'm getting married this May. Both my sweetie and I are overweight, and I want to start married life on a healthy note. <BR> <BR> I have convinced my guy to join a gym "biggest loser" style competition at the gym. I'm hoping that having to pay-in to a program will help us get into gear. <BR> <BR> I'm also trying to incorporate some clean eating into my meal planning. Hopefu... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:28:10 EST Whew - I missed you SPARK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4459744 Well I'm happy to be back September 1st sounds like a great time to get fit!! <BR> <BR> My father became very ill again and so I have been too busy with school, jobs, and taking care of him to breathe.. much less spark. <BR> <BR> He is out of the hospital and back at home now and things are returning to normal around here. <BR> <BR> I have no idea how much I have gained in the past 2 months.. but I am uncomfortable in my skin.. <BR> <BR> Time to get back to the basics of putting good stuf... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 00:44:27 EST Scale obsessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4292393 This morning my mother offered me her bathroom scale and I declined. <BR> It is all I can do to only weigh myself once a week at the gym. <BR> I am scale obsessed. <BR> I think about my weigh-in all week, so having a scale in the house is impossible! <BR> <BR> <em>225</em> <BR> <BR> Here is wishing you all well at the scale!! <BR> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:45:44 EST Cleaning Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4281407 In the past few weeks I've been getting off the couch. <BR> Not just to the gym (which I'm kicking butt at btw) but anytime I thought of something that I needed. I got myself into this bad shape by living on the couch. Snacking, eating dinning, and lounging. I haven't gone completely cold turkey with my couching. We agreed to cancel the cable though! I was just aiming to kick some bad habits out of my life.. but I've also noticed that my house is cleaner!! <BR> Woah. How hot is that? <BR> <e... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:35:53 EST The Hidden Value of Eating in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4276767 I didn’t think I “ate out” all that often.. until I started tracking my food with Spark. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and I would grab breakfast at Dunkin Donuts 3 to 4 times a week. I would snarf down my meal in the car on the way into work. We share a car so it made perfect sense to us. We were the masters of time management. On average we would spend $10 a visit and eat about 700 calories worth of food. <BR> <BR> We would also eat at subway 3 to 4 times a week.. Same idea.. I would have 6” in ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 13:07:26 EST 2lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4267445 Two pounds for the week! I win! <BR> Let's see if I can match it next week!! Tue, 31 May 2011 12:43:35 EST 1 DOWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4265512 Today I am comfortably wearing a pair of 16w capris to work. I was not able to breathe in these 3 weeks ago!! <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 30 May 2011 17:16:35 EST Looking Good, Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4259952 It's happened! <BR> I came into work this morning (Friday is the start of my work week) in a great mood. Normally I am dragging and un-pumped about going in.. but today I felt great! <BR> And that's when it happened.. my boss told me that I looked like I was getting slimmer! <BR> WOOO HOOOO! <BR> <BR> So here I am Spark Nation! <BR> Trackin' it! <BR> Workin' it! <BR> and Feelin' Gooooooood! Fri, 27 May 2011 13:47:56 EST