_DANGERM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%5FDANGERM _DANGERM'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/ Routines. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095442 In an effort to stop my seasonal weight gain I have started running again...and not like I used to. This spring I was pretty into jogging for a few months but I rarely pushed myself, it was more of a relaxation technique than a challenge. <BR> One day I was doing my favorite new hobby - surfing pinterest- and saw a few pins about running and ways to motivate yourself to push harder. LEt's get one thing straight, I have NEVER been good at running. I was always one of the stragglers in gym cla... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:24:54 EST whoaa whoaaa no no no no oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4329054 <em>108</em> <em>40</em> <em>217</em> <em>332</em> <em>108</em> <em>40</em> <em>217</em> <em>332</em> <BR> The title says it all! That's what I sound like on my bike, haha Not only am I terrible at maintaining my balance but I also get completely FREAKED OUT if I go f aster than a five year old can pedal. but you know what? It was a heck of a lot of fun. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I am hoping to go out again in a couple hours, when it's still light but traffic has died down a bit. <B... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:36:20 EST Friday Five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4320148 Here are FIVE things for me to be excited about this friday: <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Iate my veggies at EVERY meal (except breakfast) this week! <BR> <em>489</em> I didn't go out to eat for lunch at ALL this week. <BR> <em>480</em> I only ate out for dinner ONCE this week, and planned ahead! <BR> <em>217</em> my bike is being tuned up as we speak, I get to pick it up tonight! <BR> <em>321</em> I'm feeling a lot better, and I have more energy. <BR> <BR> That's what I'm excited about... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:11:33 EST little goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4310770 Little goals sometimes are exactly what I need. Something small to accomplish keeps me motivate as I add more and more difficult things in..so it was not a huge challenge last week to get more movement in and eat more veggies. <BR> <em>267</em> <em>69</em> <em>210</em> <em>485</em> <em>258</em> <em>140</em> <em>267</em> <BR> Every night I made sure I included at least one veggie in my meal. <BR> <em>210</em> I also started including them in my lunches. <BR> <em>15</em> It's taken... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:41:09 EST Eat your Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4303081 <em>69</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>291</em> <em>284</em> <em>69</em> <BR> I started off so well intentioned! Last night was pure craziness. A craigslist seller contacted me and said I could buy this enormous great tv and stand for $35 but I had to go get it THAT night. So we did. Straight after work (no snack). I was tired from lifting the heavy thing and feeling shaky by the time I was driving back home so I stopped to grab a sandwich. That was fine! It was great and not bad a... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:21:04 EST Let's dust this thing off and get going, shall we? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4298419 It's been a while..it's been AGES. I had been using the food tracker until about hmm mid april? I think I gave up when finals time came around. I couldn't even finish my homework, much less track my food and water for the day. It's a classic "excuse" but it's true. I was buying a house the same week I was taking finals, and moving that weekend. It was stupid and INSANE. <BR> Regardless, I am all moved in and my house is starting to feel like home. <BR> I am constantly finding new projects t... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:40:53 EST get into the groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4179202 It's been an interesting couple of weeks around my neck of the woods! I move into my house on May 6 (just around the corner!) but I've been moving for some time now...2 weeks ago my lease ended on my apartment and for the interim I moved in with good old mom and dad. It's been a trying experience while trying to keep up with my school work and social commitments. Overall I think I've handled it well but the chaos can't be completely ignored. <BR> I mean, you have to recognize that I haven't ... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:16:15 EST Born this way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4013172 I'm really loving the new lady Gaga song. who isn't? If you haven't heard it you simply must click this now: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4a8QtvOkBQ&<BR>feature=player_embedded#at=98 </link> <BR> It a message about tolerance and happiness and self respect. It makes me happy and will likely be my new workout anthem. <BR> Speaking of working out, how's that going? Psoriasis has been giving me a hard time. About wednesday I was feeling good. It was getting better and for the first t... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:11:01 EST Psoriasis and Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3993822 Time for me to share a secret..I have psoriasis, and in case you don't know, that means I get weird red splotchy patches of rough skin on various parts of my body. It is not like a rash or eczema (IE it is not directly a result of an outside influence). Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. You can read more about psoriasis and potential causes here <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psoriasis#Caus<BR>e </link> <BR> I have dealt with this often embarassing problem since I was about 17 years old ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:37:32 EST Life and Diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3984408 A lot has happened since I last blogged. I wrote, I bought a house! My first home and I'm doing it all on my own. It gives me a tremendous sense of accomplishment and feels SO WEIRD at the same time. I never thought I'd be a single woman in my 20's buying a house but here I am. It's been really an affirmation to me of all the things I've been doing right. I work hard, I play harder and I take care of my responsibilities. <BR> I'm excited to move and it'll be here before I know it! March 18 i... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 15:10:41 EST franken-meats. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3965732 I try not to get too high and mighty about my vegetarian position in life but sometimes I just can't keep my mouth shut. Have you heard about the Taco Bell fiasco? <link>eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/01/26/lunchti<BR>me-poll-does-taco-bells-beef-blending-<BR>bug-you/?hpt=Sbin </link> <BR> Their "seasoned beef" is only 35% meat? <BR> I've been thinking a lot about the amount of processed food I've been eating lately and it doesn't please me. After reading about the Taco Bell stuff it just makes ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:28:04 EST good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3959352 It's like just the act of admitting I was having a tough time yesterday made me get rid of all the bad feelings. It's bizarre how wonderful you can feel after pampering yourself and feeling sorry for yourself. <BR> I went grocery shopping with a friend, bought only healthy things (ok, minus the texas toast, give me a break!) and went home determined to make something good for me. It helped that it wasn't so cold I wanted to die. When it gets bitterly cold I just get bitter. <BR> I made broc... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:50:25 EST noticeably absent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3955815 I'll be the first to admit it, I haven't been sparking much. I've been having health problems and any time that happens I fail to get on here because it depresses me that I literally don't have the strength to do all the amazing things all of you are doing. <BR> I am staying on track. I've been forcing myself to eat my veggies, drink my water and try to do SOMETHING for physical activity every day. <BR> Yesterday I took my neice and nephews sledding. The older kids had a blast running up and... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:19:48 EST The first week of the year is the most annoying. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3897702 I started this week with GREAT intentions. Monday I was determined to make it to the gym despite not feeling well, of course it was PACKED wall to wall. UGH! I've not let that derail me though. I've been doing fitness vids at home (sorta boring) and tonight I am SERIOUSLY hooking up the wii fit I got for xmas and trying it out. <BR> I have really recommited myself to eating the way I want to eat and it's going really well. I have my TOM right now and the scale still reads that I'm only up 1 ... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:47:44 EST finishing what I started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3871948 I began this year with a drive and desire to succeed. It was a difficult start but I persavered and saw major weightloss in the spring and summer. It slowed a bit this fall but I never gave up. Sure I'd have a day or a week where I pretended the scale didn't exist or didn't matter, but I always came back. <BR> Still, it's been a solid month i'd say since I really felt that spark. Winter and gloominess are hard on me, I'm one of those people that truly belongs in southern California. Inexplica... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:51:38 EST a plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3867977 I'm off of work this whole week. After exhausting all of my opportunities for cleaning around the house (well, almost. just the bathroom is left boo) including removing all junk food from the refridgerator I have decided i need something else. I want to try running the next few mornings. It's going to take commitment-the kind of commitment that means going to bed before 3 am and waking up before noon! I figure by monday I should be able to be on a schedule that allows me to wake up early enou... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:35:44 EST hit me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3863834 What a crazy month. Things got way out of control the past couple of weeks, with parties and dinners and madness I've barely had a moment to myself. I've done well with eating and even though I've indulged In things I like I haven't gone crazy. On Christmas eve my dad got us lobster tails and I DID have one :x it had been almost a full year without any meat fish or shellfish and it was glorious. Still, it was tough on my stomach so it was really just a christmas treat. <BR> I have been random... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 23:03:57 EST The Holiday MADNESSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3831819 Hey All, <BR> Thought I'd do a brief update since someone was nice enough to remind me I haven't posted in a while :) I still read a lot of your blogs I just haven't had a lot of time lately..Work has been busier than it usually is this time of year so at night I've been trying to squeeze in my work outs and shop online or at the mall. Last week I made it to jazzercise 3 times, not as much as usual :\ but I was proud none the less that I went! I have not yet gone this week, why? After jazzerc... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:33:31 EST bangle bracelets and skinny(er) jeans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3807781 What a great thanksgiving! I had a total blast and admittedly, ate too much. I was satisfied to see this morning I'd only gained a pound which I'm sure I walked off at the mall today!! LOL <BR> It was sincerely a great time with family and friends and I'm so happy :) <BR> Today I was ready to roll, my mom and I hit the mall..I'm not a stand in line kind of gal so we waited till later in the day when the crowds had cleared. On the way in to the store my mom commented my skinny jeans were gett... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 01:06:47 EST Giving Thanks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801494 I finally have some time to write a blog this morning and I've been thinking a lot about it so here it goes.. <BR> I'm thankful that I decided to do this for myself. I am thankful that I decided that being young and beautiful and healthy was more important than eating things that just taste good and being lazy. I'm thankful for the friends I had who supported me, and for SO many new friends who I met along the way. I'm thankful that I lost over 60 lbs this year. I'm thankful for all the food ... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:35:22 EST What I've been up to this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3791993 It has been sort of a weird week. Last night I realized I was REALLY down on taking my vitamins. They had been pushed to the back of the cabinet and I had spaced them I THINK all week. I was dragging SO bad yesterday and now I know that was why! I need to stay on top of that better. <BR> Tonight I'm doing a double with my gym buddy, I'm still tired but it should be fun! <BR> I was really happy to see this morning that after some belt tightening for the last couple months I feel really on tra... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:08:52 EST unexpected motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3786277 Today my fitness buddy just couldn't make it to Jazzercise. I was really wavering but I could tell she felt terrible for not being able to come so that was sort of motivation, like I didn't want her to feel like I didn't go because of her. <BR> I forced myself to just change into my gym clothes and drive there. I promised myself if I hit a wall I'd go sit out the rest of class and try again when the next one started. The truth is, once I got there I felt GREAT. I was stretching and bopping a... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:09:47 EST ~~*~~*WTFall Challenge 11/15-11/19**~~*~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3785753 ~*~ WTF Challenge Template 11/15 - 11/19 ~*~ <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>312</em> <em>346</em> <em>204</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>216</em> <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What did you do last week that made you feel strong? <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> I went to the gym with a REALLY in shape new buddy and was impressed I was just as able to do everything as she was! <BR> <BR> What have you been putting off that you took care of this past weekend? <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:42:41 EST Teetering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3774922 So I've been noticeably absent the past week and a half. I've been noticeably absent from my gym too, and from the health food section at the supermarket...but I'm on a first name basis with the bartender at my favorite place :) Ok, so that's not an accomplishment. <BR> Since halloween I've felt a tremendous need to just STOP. My body was EXHAUSTED. In every single class I'd hit a wall, even if I'd take a day off. It was getting harder and harder to WANT to work out..harder and harder to be s... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:06:12 EST this is me..a year later (sparkiversary post) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3763885 So this weekend I'll be posting some major progress pics but I wanted to sit down for a minute and just reflect on what has changed during the past year. <BR> A year ago I joined the spark, mostly on a whim, I had been a member before, years ago and didn't like it. A friend asked me to join again and I did it. For about a month I used it pretty religiously, I even worked out and made a (somewhat) healthy breakfast for my friends on thanksgiving! then I got mono and quit doing anything at all... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 10:56:49 EST still here, just...tired.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3761546 Man, what a blast last weekend was. I promise to do a full update once I have some pictures to show! I had a great weekend but unfortunately by sunday night I wasn't feeling well. Monday and tuesday were ROUGH ...today I'm feeling physically better but I am still completely exhausted and feeling yucky from all of the soup (hello, bloat!) and juice (hi sugar!) I've been having. <BR> I'm going to try napping after work and then do a short workout at home, just to get back in the swing and loos... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 10:53:42 EST It's almost HALLOWEEN! (costume pic too) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3748832 So it's almost here..HALLOWEEN! <em>422</em> <BR> It is my FAVORITE holiday. Yesterday was my work halloween party and we had a BLAST! I was the hamburglar: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l575796707.jpg"> <BR> It was funny because everyone knows I've been trying to lose weight, and that I'm vegetarian and the hamburglar is just a funny character anyway so it went over REALLY well! I was pretty surprised <BR> We had lots of food but I skipped lunch and nibbled. All s... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:08:42 EST how do you feel about..rest? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3744130 It's not a secret I've been pushing myself pretty hard lately. At least 5 nights a week I'm at jazzercise ( frequently doing doubles) and many times I run or do the elliptical in addition on the weekends. I knkow I have to do this to lose the lbs if I want to make my october goal. I was never REALLY sure I would make it but it seemed within reach at least, maybe a week late? Considering I set the goal about 5 months ago I'd say that's not bad at all :) <BR> Anyway, I'm getting side tracked. ... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:44:47 EST ~*~WTFall Challenge update! 10/25-10/29~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3739341 <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <BR> ~*~ WTF??? Challenge Check-in 10/25-10/29 ~*~ <BR> <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Last week, I totally accomplished <em>85</em> Two body sculpting (ST) classes and 4 jazzercise classes along with a 4 mile run/jog!! <em>312</em> I didn... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:41:05 EST week in review and halloween fun time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3738007 This was a very good week. I followed through on ALL of my goals (more on that in my WTF update this week) and even though I had my TOM I saw the scale drop 2 lbs. I can't wait to see what it is once my TOM is over!! It really confirmed to me that what I am doing is truly working. I have been trying to eat at home a lot more, both to conserve extra money and also to be healthier. Every night this week I had AMAZING home made food, even yesterday when I went out for dinner I made strong choic... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:50:54 EST keep going..especially when you don't like it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3731166 Last night was SUCH a mess of trying to decide if I wanted to follow through with my workout, trying to talk myself out of it, laying down in bed and then getting up because I felt like I really SHOULD. <em>15</em> <BR> Sometimes when you do something out of obligation you find that you may come to enjoy it. I've never been happier that I followed through with a workout. My jazzercise instructor just got back from her honeymoon and it was just her and I. She (thankfully) talked through my ... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:55:25 EST the opposite of a lard ball. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3725790 Last night after I made my WTFall challenge post I was contemplating why I feel like such a lard ball lately. Really, I've been consistently losing weight, my body is stonger, my shape is changing..why am I so down on myself all the time? Yeah I'm fat..but I won't be fat forever. <BR> I packed up all my summer clothes and when I was done I heard a friend's voice in my head. I told her my plan for this weekend was to pull winter clothes out as it's getting colder and her response was "Yeah..y... Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:57:51 EST !*!*!*WTF(all) 10/18-10/24*!*!*! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3724156 ~*~ WTF??? Challenge Template 10/18 - 10/24 ~*~ <BR> <em>147</em> <em>416</em> <em>344</em> <em>104</em> <em>319</em> <em>312</em> <em>408</em> <em>84</em> <em>462</em> <em>346</em> <em>192</em> <em>204</em> <em>333</em> <em>465</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> There are SIX WEEKS of WTF??? left and that is PLENTY of time to make a huge difference in your body! <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> Part 1: Exercise and Nutrition <em>147</em> <BR> <... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:06:06 EST what a very small motivator looks like http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3716368 I won't lie to you my sparkers. I've been struggling the past couple of weeks. I've stayed on plan and only found myself discouraged. I don't know why, my clothes fit looser, I feel stronger..its just when I look in the mirror I'm pretty disgusted by what's staring back at me. <BR> I'm working on it, but it's been a struggle to find even the smallest thing to be proud of..tonight I found one. <BR> I noticed the ring I usually wear (which is smalled than the one I used to wear before that one... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:47:18 EST WTF BLOG! 10/11-10/15 PUSH HARDER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3710360 *~ WTF Challenge 10/11 - 10/15 ~*~ <BR> <em>437</em> <em>104</em> <em>274</em> <em>301</em> <em>216</em> <em>320</em> <em>243</em> <em>56</em> <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> Part 1- EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> During my last WTF template dates, I was able to accomplish all of my goals! as far as exercise goes, and I was most proud when I did two doubles in a row! In total I did 3 regular jazzercise sessions and 3 strength training sessions! I was most p... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:55:48 EST BLECH on meat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3709074 Today was my mom's birthday. My aunts and uncles planned a secret surprise visit and my dad and I orchestrated the whole family to show up for dinner. It was a very big undertaking and my whole part of it was to make sure my mom didn't end up working all afternoon. I took her out to lunch at her (and formerly my) favorite restaurant. Its a delicious chic little place near my house but I haven't been in nearly a year. One big problem? No vegetarian food. When I asked the waitress lamely said t... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:49:06 EST Not losing momentum! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3703941 What a week! Wednesday and thursday nights I did double-class sessions of jazzercise BOTH nights. Tuesday and friday i just did one regular session. I was REALLY lucky on thursday and got a personal training session at my second jazzercise class since no one else showed up. She PUSHED me and it was HARD! It was the way a real workout should feel- completely struggling to keep going but loving that I did it. It definitely confirmed that I was doing the moves correctly and have good form, but a... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 16:17:29 EST double trouble! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699147 I am happy to say it is only Thursday and after tonight I will have already gone beyond my goals for exercise this week! YEAH! I decided last night to do a double jazzercise. This was sort of a fun adventure type thing because one jazzercise location just had one body sculpting class after another and the other location just had jazzercise all night. While i'd be happy doing 2 hours of either I opted to do body sculpting at one location then hop in the car and go the 2 miles to the other loca... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:49:44 EST ~*~*~*~WTFall challenge update!!*~*~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3695493 *~ WTF??? Template 10/5 - 10/10 ~*~ <BR> <em>481</em> <em>312</em> <em>216</em> <em>102</em> <em>149</em> <em>431</em> <em>315</em> <em>253</em> <em>465</em> <em>179</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> I forgive myself for missing my sunday work out last week. <BR> <em>465</em> Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting, so this week I will make a sincere effort to do my errands on saturday and stand up for myself when I need ME time so sunday isn't so crazy- to make sure ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 23:19:20 EST small set back won't set me back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3692764 What a crazy day it was! I was up WAY too late last night and consequently had a very slow morning. I was feeling SO tired and sluggish after work I laid down for about 40 minutes. I woke up JUST in time to toss some clothes on, go to the bathroom and out the door to jazzercise..if only that had happened. While in the bathroom i heard a strange dripping noise. I looked at my tub and the faucet, no drip. Then I saw a drop hit the floor- it was coming from my ceiling!! Long story short, I spent... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 22:36:32 EST unconventional before pics and soupy sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3690154 Yesterday was such a wonderful day. I got my hair done in the AM and then I had lunch with my mom. After that we took my niece and nephew to the pumpkin patch and it was GREAT to get out in the beautiful weather! A perfect 62 degrees and sunny :) <BR> So after that we brainstormed halloween costumes and had some soup and salad for dinner then called it an early night. My neighbor wanted to go out but I was exhausted so she just hung around. After staying up late talking I got a second wind a... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 22:35:02 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3684447 Well let's start by reviewing september's goals.. <BR> <BR> -Do cardio 3 times a week for a minimum of 40 minutes (either jazzercise or running) <em>224</em> Definitely did this one! <BR> -Do weight training twice a week (body sculpt at jazzercise!) <em>84</em> I may have had one week where I only did it once but I have DEFINITELY increased my muscle mass so I say, goal achieved! <BR> -Focus on finding good snacks that are quick and easy and not pretzels or granola bars :P <em>495</em... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:39:57 EST ~*~WTF Fall Challenge! 9/28*10/3 ~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3678196 *~ WTF??? Template for 9/28-10/3 ~*~ <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>420</em> <em>422</em> <em>465</em> <em>275</em> <em>147</em> <em>258</em> <em>239</em> <em>321</em> <em>311</em> <em>257</em> <em>427</em> <BR> List everything you did for exercise since 9/20. You can list this as minutes, exercises, miles, DVDs- or everything, but list it all out right here: <BR> <BR> EEK! Confession time, I haven't been tracking my exercise (goal for this week!). I b... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:31:47 EST no exercise and lots of food, that'll make you lose weight?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3676717 I feel so confused today. This weekend was such a fun whirlwind and I had a great time making my soup and getting good food. I neglected to mention that I only made it to jazzercise once this weekend and haven't been back since. I know right? Terrible. Yesterday I was just wiped out after work, it was one of those non stop days and since I was dreading going I decided to tell myself I didn't have to go. This resulted in my being bored out of my mind by 8:30 and pacing around the house like a ... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:45:45 EST what have I been up to? Brace yourself- picture post! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3671848 Today has been SUCH a gorgeous day! Its in the low 70's and sunny, truly starting to feel more like fall around here. I decided this weekend I needed to tackle some projects. Yesterday I cleaned out my fridge (ew) and bought groceries: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l488894931.jpg"> <BR> mostly veggies, milk, I got some eggs? I have been sort of into them again lately..I'm sure it'll pass soon enough lol. Some new cheese spread from target to try on crackers and even... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:15:54 EST hustle and bustle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3661460 Talk about a busy week! <BR> Monday I found out my aunt and uncle would be in town. They're doing me a huge favor by paying for me to have tutoring for the GRE in preparation for applying to PhD programs next year. This is NOT a cheap thing and to show my appreciation I needed to at the least have them over for tea and dessert. I left work at four and cleaned like a crazy person for an hour- I was DRENCHED with sweat. luckily my place looked great and after dinner everyone came over and I th... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:42:17 EST ***WTF Fall Challenge 9/20 -9/27*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3654881 <em>239</em> <em>270</em> <em>160</em> <em>192</em> <em>431</em> <em>140</em> <em>423</em> <em>320</em> <em>319</em> <em>465</em> <em>88</em> <em>204</em> <em>311</em> <em>149</em> <em>267</em> <em>148</em> <em>274</em> <em>9</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Part One - Exercise & Nutrition! <em>140</em> <BR> <BR> Last week, I was able to do 5 sessions of jazzercise and I went even when scheduling was difficult, which I am most proud of. <em>216</em> <BR> <BR... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:41:34 EST goal check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3652432 So I had a great week! My goal was to do jazzercise 3 times and a run once. Unfortunately the run didn't happen, but I did jazzercise 4 times, so I think it evens out :) It's my fault because I waited until yesterday to do it and the day literally just got away from me. <BR> I also avoided snacking- yay! I ate vegetables at every meal this weekend and even though I went out drinking last night I only had 3 drinks over the course of the entire night because I'm such a light weight now, lol. I... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 16:56:15 EST my recipe for contentedness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3645744 mix <BR> 2 self esteem boosting compliments <BR> 1 hard as hell cardio work out <BR> 1 vodka + Bret michaels snapple <BR> 1 favorite tv show premiere <BR> 1 bubble bath <BR> VOILA! <BR> Perfectly content Mary. <BR> Today was great. I know I mentioned it on my status but I just am bursting! TWO people in the last two days have complimented me on my weightloss and have been REALLY sincere. They're both work colleagues who I don't see too often (maybe once a week?) and this week they both we... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:23:53 EST I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3637881 Today I have done the following: <BR> -ate a healthy low calorie breakfast <BR> -drank 2L of water with at least 2 more by the end of the day <BR> -have not smoked (for a week and a half!) <BR> - had vegetable soup for lunch <BR> - thought about skipping my work out <BR> I know what you're saying to yourself..it's only TUESDAY! How has she lost motivation to work out ALREADY? Last night in my endorphin rush after jazzercise I was all hyper to do a double today- two cardio classes in a row. ... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 15:14:46 EST