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1/5/13 9:26 P

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I have totally been slacking! I have lost about 10 pounds since my original post baby weight (Norah is almost 9 months old), but have been teeter tottering with about 5 of those pounds. Summer isn't far away & I'm feeling HUGE. Hubby took pictures of me in my bikini... seriously, I wonder how the man goes to bed with me... poor guy! I have been on pinterest searching for soup & salad recipes. I need to get the 3 tubs of ice cream out of my freezer that the inlaws bought and left over the holidays.... and I need to do it by not eating them!! I'm getting discouraged. I have been doing crossfit... but not consistently. I broke out the Wii Fit again a few days ago & am trying to log all of my food on here. I need to stay accountable. I'm exhausted most days. I'm the one who gets up with the baby in the middle of the night & I'm back to working full time from home which means I'm baby sitting and working all at the same time. Norah is so easily self entertained, so she has been making it easier. I need to get this butt in gear, though & the majority of it is my diet. I always want junk... and it seems to be readily available. My #1 issue is my lack of water. I say it over and over again... I need to drink more water, but for some reason I just don't. It sits in front of me all day long and I don't touch it, but if it were my coffee it would be gone in a flash. I wanted to go for a walk today, but my hubby took my car to work & the baby stroller was in the back. If I had one of those baby back packs it would have made for a much tougher workout... I should look into one of those. I hate when I look in the mirror and see a semi-decent body & then somebody takes a picture of me & I look like I'm 9 months pregnant still! What's the deal?? Anyway, just ranting! I am in desperate need of people to encourage me and keep me from getting discouraged. So, I'm back. :)

Welcome, Take_care_of_me! I would do what makes YOU feel happy! If losing a few more pounds makes you happier, healthier, & more confident, then do it. People used to tell me that when I was 120 pounds. Trust me, I had more to lose. As long as you are healthy & not depriving yourself, then it's not a bad thing to do what makes you happy.

Jessica, how is pregnancy treating you?? I hope all is healthy with you & baby!!

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11/14/12 8:00 P

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Many says, I look good already with my current weight and better if I will not lose some anymore. But I haven't reached my goal yet. Should i listen to them or should I stick to my goal?

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11/12/12 5:32 A

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for this month of November, I will reach less than 60kg weight.
this will be my gift for my 24th birthday.^^

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9/19/12 9:58 A

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I'm back down to 161.9 today... hopefully I can keep the momentum up & get below 160. I've been waiting TOO long to get down below 160 & it's crazy how hard it is after pregnancy. I just hope and pray I have more control in my next pregnancy to make smarter decisions so I don't gain 40+ pounds. Easier said than done, that's for sure! My goal at this point is to just lose more before Monday. I don't want to keep paying money into the pot for our competition.

How's pregnancy going for you?? I hope all is well! Sending great thoughts your way!

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9/17/12 8:50 A

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So, after the first week of my challenge, I gained... :-\ I weighed in today at 164.3. So, I had to put $10 in. My friend gained 3 pounds, so she had to put in $30. BOO... It's tough! The weekend killed me. I was down to 161.9 last week during the week... I did SOOOO well & then, due to a time crunch, had pizza for dinner on Saturday (that then turned into lunch, dinner, and snacks yesterday) & alcohol & chips/dip Saturday night with friends. I'm not happy with myself, but now I need to make sure I do better this weekend.

How is everything going with you & baby? I keep you guys in my thoughts & prayers!!! Hoping all is well!

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9/11/12 1:49 P

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My friend and I started our weight loss challenge & I'm not sure I'm off to as strong as a start as I had hoped, but I'm trying to track my food & get as much exercise in as possible. I woke up yesterday morning and went for a walk. Unfortunately, my neighbor asked if she could walk with me & she was falling behind, so I didn't get as strong of a walk in as I had hoped because I slowed down for her. Norah wasn't awake yet this morning when my alarm went off, so instead of depriving her of her sleep (they always say "never wake a sleeping baby") I stayed in bed a little longer, too, so no walk for us this morning. It's ok, though... we have a Hero WOD at crossfit tonight. It will be tough & will push me to my limits. There are burpees in the workout... I HATE BURPEES!!! I got 6 glasses of water in yesterday. It's so hard to consume all of your water during the day when you're constantly holding a baby & working at the same time. Reaching over to grab your cup is (surprisingly) a lot of work especially when baby is sleeping on your chest. I made the mistake of always keeping her on my chest during the day when I work... so, now when I try to put her down while she's sleeping, she wakes right up... oops. For some reason we don't have as much trouble at night, but during the day, she expects to be on my chest. It's tough. I have been drinking protein shakes to try to fill me up for longer periods of time. I need to stay away from picking... grabbing a handful of almonds here... a handful of pretzels there. I am trying to track, but sometimes I forget and I don't count how many almonds or pretzels I ate. I'm doing better with it today. I weighed in yesterday at 163.1. Fingers crossed that I can lose a few pounds before Monday. I'll keep tracking! :)

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9/4/12 1:14 P

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That's wonderful news!!! I'm so happy for you!! And, not that I need to, but if I can give you one piece of advice, it's to definitely watch what you eat during your pregnancy. It's so hard because you get into this mindset that you are pregnant and are making so many sacrifices already, why should you have to sacrifice food... but, I wish I would have listened to everyone's advice! I was out of my regular clothes by month 3. I couldn't get my pants over my thighs anymore... that's not just baby weight at that point. Now it's so so hard to take off!!!

And I couldn't agree more! DEFINITELY wait until you talk to your doctor before doing anything. She'll probably keep a really close eye on you this time around (I hope so,anyway). Good luck! I hope you have a happy, healthy pregnancy! :)

I fell off the wagon for the past two weeks. My husband and I came down with really bad colds/fevers 2 weeks ago which kept us out of the gym... and in the meantime, my grandfather went into the hospital & we couldn't go visit right away (heaven forbid we passed it on to him while he was already fighting whatever it was because we didn't know at the time what he was battling with)... it turns out he had stage 4 lung cancer that had already gotten into his liver and was heading for his bones/brain. He was only in the hospital for a week before he passed. Luckily I was able to make it to PA the night before he passed away & then I had to go back this past week for his funeral. There was a lot of driving taking place & a lot of time off from the gym, but it was worth every second to be there with my grandfather. We ate a lot of Wawa hoagies in our travels (I'd actually be good with not eating one for a while)... I gained 4 pounds in the two weeks (including the 2 pounds that took me a month to take off). I went back to the gym yesterday for the first time of crossfit since my short hiatus and my arms are KILLING me!! I'm so sore, tonight's workout should be interesting. I have been trying to stay hydrated today. Something I don't do enough of & really trying to watch what I eat. My friend from work and I are starting a competition between the two of us where we weigh in every week & if we lose a pound, the other person has to put in $10 for that pound lost... if you gain a pound, you have to put $10 into the pot. We're starting Monday & doing this until Dec. 17th. Hopefully it keeps me in check because it's a lot of money at stake!!! It actually makes me nervous because I can't really afford it, but if it takes the weight off, it might be worth it! I'll keep you posted on the progress. And please keep me posted on your baby & pregnancy!! I'm so happy for you!!! :)

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7/2/12 11:28 A

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You are always welcome here!! I will be 30 in September too. :/

I found out that I am pregnant again, so looks like I'm going back on that rollercoaster! Goal is to only gain 25 pounds during the pregnancy, but I am obese now (last time I was just overweight) and I really need to watch what I eat. :/

I'll go in for walks, but I don't think I should do anything else until I have my first appointment with my dr.

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6/21/12 9:56 P

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AH!!! It just dawned on me... I don't belong in this group anymore... this chica is THIRTY!!! :( I'm 30 something with 40+ pounds to lose!!! :(

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FAIL!! I wanted to get up early this AM for a run, but I had to get up earlier for work as it was. I usually start my work day at 9am unless somebody is out in our department then I start at 7:30... so, I had set my alarm for 6:15 & even slept in my workout clothes, but after getting up with Norah 3 times throughout the night (2 of which were between 4am & 6:15), I turned off my alarm and rolled over to get another 45 minutes of sleep. That just means I'll have to find a strength training workout to do in my living room tonight. Another heat advisory here in MD today, so I won't take Norah out in that for a walk/run. Welcome to summer in the mid atlantic.

How are you doing, Jessica? Hoping your gym membership is working out for you. There is a gym up the road from us that charges $20/month & has free childcare, but I can't bring myself to hand my baby over to a stranger for an hour while I get a workout in... besides, my husband has the car at night, so until he gets his motorcycle license, I couldn't get there anyway. Oh well... needless to say, I'm a little jealous you get to go to a gym. I have been checking out craigslist for a treadmill... not that we have room for one, but I really would like one for when Norah is sleeping.

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6/20/12 8:53 P

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I have been lazier than I would have liked. Isn't it funny how when you aren't supposed to workout or can't workout, you're itching to, but when you can all of your laziness comes out? I always want to go for a run when I'm working, but as soon as I log off for the day all I want to do is continue sitting on the couch and catch up on internet browsing. It's terrible! But, yesterday since my husband worked the day shift for a change, I got out and walked our dog while he watched Norah. I went for a 1.75 mile walk (and jogged the last tenth of a mile or so... even if I wanted to jog longer, the pup is so out of shape at this point that he was too pooped by the end... I was pulling him along). It's really unfortunate... he doesn't get the exercise he needs because I can't control him while I push the stroller & with hubby working nights, he never has a chance to walk with us (or doesn't take the time to get out with the dog, I should say). He had a lot of extra energy that he's been acting out on, so I made sure to take the time with him yesterday. It was nice... shorter than I usually do, but I was still exhausted in the end with this heat. Since we are in a heat advisory I didn't want to go on a walk with Norah today. I would have fought through it if it was just me, but a baby, not so much... so, I found a medicine ball workout on Pinterest & since we just bought a 9 pound medicine ball yesterday, I wanted to try it out. These workouts I keep finding online look so easy... 5 sets for time of 6 workouts... 50 seconds per set... sounds easy peasy... until you try it. I made it through 3 before I was done. It's crazy how out of shape pregnancy made me. I hate it, but Norah was worth every pound. Now I just need to get motivated to get it off so we can work on having a second one someday. I have made a promise that we wouldn't try for our next one until I lose this baby weight. I hope it doesn't take too long because I would really like to start trying for our second one next summer. It took me 4 years to take off 40 pounds last time... I can't let it take me that long this time around. And I keep telling myself I should take a picture of myself at this weight in a bathing suit because I didn't do it last time and I had a really hard time seeing myself as 120 pounds when I looked in the mirror last summer. Now I look at my 120 bikini pictures and realize how skinny I really was... why can't we see it in the moment?? I need to tape that picture to my refrigerator, every mirror, the tv, my laptop to motivate me to get up off my butt. Tomorrow's another hot day so I'll have to find another workout to do inside... maybe the medicine ball again.

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6/6/12 9:09 A

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So, I had my doctor's appointment yesterday to clear myself for post pregnancy. Traditionally they are at 6 weeks, but because we moved to a new district and I got a new doctor, I wasn't able to get in until 8 weeks. The last two weeks have been LOOONNGG! I've wanted to work out so bad (more than just walking), but have been waiting for the ok. Don't get me wrong... walking is a great workout, when you put the miles in... the problem is, I don't have the time to put a lot of miles in... I was able to walk 2 1/2 most days. But, last night I started C25k again. And let me tell you... OUCH! I've never been so sore in my life directly after a workout... haha. Usually the soreness comes the day after, but yesterday it came minutes later. Luckily I have a day off before going again. I might grab one of my friends and go for a walk tonight. Otherwise, it's going to be my hubby boot camping me into push ups and pull ups and lots of squats. I really need to do squats. I gained most of my weight in my thighs to the point where I can't get any of my old pants over them. I can't wait to get into my old clothes again.

I had eggs for breakfast this morning... yay for protein. Not an easy task making them with a newborn wiggling in your arms, but I was out of my quick grab granola bars.

I'm going to try to drink my 8 glasses of water today... after I drink 10 gallons of coffee... some little lady thought it would be a good idea to stay up all night, so I am beat today! But, I'm not going to let that stop me!!! I just hope she goes down for a nap at some point today... Her days are definitely getting longer (meaning more awake time).

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5/25/12 11:23 A

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YAY! You're back, too! :) I'm so glad I'm not talking to myself again! Let's do this together!!! You have always been one of my biggest motivators!

Have you spoken to your doctor about not having your period? Not having my period isn't the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I've actually enjoyed it... haha. But, when you're supposed to be having it and haven't I imagine there is some concern there. I would definitely look into it.

Norah has been SOOOO colicky lately. She has a lot of gas pains which keeps her up screaming at all hours of the day & I cry a lot. I've been too tired to go for walks the past two days (which is no excuse because it's the one thing that puts her to sleep... the problem is, the second we get home and the stroller stops, she screams her little head off & I dread that, so I have been passing on the walks). Hubby is home today & will probably want to walk which is good. Our husky has been neglected from his walks (I haven't mastered walking him & pushing the stroller at the same time. He pulls too much). So, with both of us home he will be able to walk the dog & I'll push the stroller. Hubby works nights now, so it's always me and Norah. My meals consist of anything I can put in the microwave & hold with one hand or a quick granola bar that requires no effort other than having to open it. I'm always holding Norah because she's in the stage where putting her down leads to tears. It's hard & is not going to help me get back down to my goal weight. Rumor is, hubby is back on days next month. I hope so!

He bought a scale yesterday... I got on at 162. I have 40 pounds to lose to get back to where I was... *sigh* I don't expect to be there in the next year if I'm thinking realistically. It's sad. I wish I hadn't gained so much weight in my pregnancy, but I didn't put any limitations on what I ate. If I wanted it, I ate it. And I didn't work out much because Pensacola, FL is one scary location, so I never walked until the end of my pregnancy when hubby would drive me to base to walk along the beach with the pup. It was a little too late at that point. Now I just have to work hard to get to where I want to be & that's easier said than done after 9 months of pure laziness! But, let's do this! We'll get there! We just have to commit to it! I'm hear for you! :)

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5/24/12 10:39 A

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Congrats!! Definitely sounds like you've been busy! :)

Well, I've just been too ashamed to come back. I'm at my preggo weight and it really sucks and I'm not pregnant! :/ (though my period has been mia for like, 3 months... T_T) So yeah, not a very successful year for me but whatevs. It is what it is!

I hope you have a wonderful "restart". I renewed my gym membership so hopefully we both can get back to losing some weight and gettin healthy again!

Take care of yourself, mama! :D

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5/24/12 10:31 A

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Oh, I'm so sad to see that nobody has been back here in almost a year! And I'm sad I have been MIA, too! There has been a lot going on in my world this past year. My husband graduated from Navy boot camp last June & I moved in with his parents in Phoenix for 2 months while we looked for a place to live & during his training in CA (I was down to 120 at this point). We lived in CA for 2 months only for him to get transferred to Florida, so another trip across country for us! And all the while I was preggo with our little girl, Norah, who was born on April 12th. I put on A LOT of weight during my pregnancy (almost 60 lbs) and need to desperately take it back off. Less than 3 weeks after Norah was born we got orders to move to Maryland, and we'll be here for at least 2 years, so I can finally get back into a routine. Our scale broke on the trip, so I have no clue how much weight I need to take off, but I do know that none of my clothes fit anymore. So, I'm back and trying to get back into my wardrobe again. I try to take Norah for 2.5 mile walks (when I'm not trying to get the house clean). Finding enough time in the day has been challenging, but I try. Hubby and I are on opposite schedules (I work days & he works nights) making it even harder. I'm going to try to get hubby to set up the Wii this weekend so I can get a general idea of what I weigh using the Wii Fit. I hope you all have had success and happiness over the past year!!!

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6/15/11 9:21 A

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Happy Wednesday Ladies!

While I am unhappy to report that I haven't seen the scale move the correct direction in about a week, I am happy to say that I must be doing something right because I definetly got into a skirt that 3 weeks ago I couldn't even zip up. YEA for small victories!

Just needed to share that with someone, and I couldn't think of a better place! Hope you are all doing well. Have a great rest of the week!

Valerie

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Had RangerCon this past weekend. RangerCon America is always held over Memorial Day weekend and it is basically 4 days of eating whatever whenever and playing video games. Last year I invited some of the guys to run with me. One did. This year I had 5 other people running with me. Looks like I started a tradition!

I gained weight, but that's okay. Gonna get back into everything. In the weeks leading up to the lan party, my hubby and I wanted to finish the baby room. Boy that sucked. :( I cried and cried every time we'd go in there to do it, so hubby ended up doing a lot of the work.

Anyways, signing up for a half marathon in the fall and training to do the 5k next month. Pretty excited. :)

Take care girls!!

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Hello Ladies!!!!

Well while I haven't been posting I've been staying committed! I joined Weight Watchers and started up at the local gym about 5 weeks ago.... unfortunately, I've not lost a single pound! I'm at the gym 4 to 5 days a week and average about 7 to 8 miles in workouts a day. Zumba, Sh'Bam, Body Jam and Body Pump. You name it, I'm learning it. While it's been a frustrating process, I know I'm not eating as well as I could be, and would rather pound it out in the gym than the give up everything I love in food, so there lies the problem :/

Anyhow... You all look like you've been doing wonderfully and I hope to log in again soon in order to catch up!

Have a great day, week, month!!!

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Well I see that nobody's been on here in over a month, but this is always the place I feel most comfortable posting so here I am! I only read a few posts back but it looks like a lot has happened in everyone's lives.

Congrats to both Krystalily & Val on getting back into the swing of things after your long convalescence! That's pretty impressive, you are both strong, beautiful women and an inspiration. Keep going strong.

Kalen, I can't believe I didn't know that you're the new team leader! You should've sent me a personal message to make me feel guilty and get me back on here, haha. Although I know full well that you've been a tad bit busy lately! How's moving going? I swear part of the reason I went with LSU over Auburn, aside from major monetary considerations, is that I'm so darn sick of moving.

So, my biggest news is that I got into vet school!!! However, it's been about a month since I found out and the oh my gosh I got in has slightly worn off because now I'm having to figure out living, loans, and all that scary stuff. But life is really good, I have my furballs to keep me on my toes and I'm embracing the single life and just being happy. Last night I had a blast with a couple of friends, drank a little too much, and ended up making one friend laugh so much that we attracted the attention of an entire table of guys who decided we're too fun not to try to hang with again. I've never had someone ask for my number like that before! Personal victory ;-)

My other personal victory for the week involves actually going to the gym Monday night. It definitely felt good and helped start to pull me out of my recent rut. I hope to get back into the C25K program in a couple of weeks. I usually overwhelm myself by going too fast, so I'm going to take some time to work on hydration and just some long fast walks first. It's 90 degrees here today and I'm dying, so getting the water issue under control now is crucial. What happened to spring???

Hope you're all having a good Wednesday. Only 2 days until Friday!!

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3/17/11 8:48 A

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Your necklace is BEAUTIFUL! It's such a great keepsake, too! How is March going for you? I hope you're able to stay strong and positive through the difficult times. God has a plan for all of us & sometimes it's not an easy road, but you are doing a great job at keeping your little boy's memory alive.

Val, glad to hear you're getting back in the swing of things. I had a friend who had a tummy tuck & she was in soooo much pain... so good for you for overcoming that & starting your workout again. Glad the doctor gave you the ok, too! Don't rush into anything. A short walk is better than nothing & I'd hate to see you hurt yourself and not be able to progress. It's all about baby steps. :-) Good luck & so happy to see you back!

I haven't worked out for two weeks. I have been soooo busy this week (which is no excuse) & partially lazy... but, next week I am DEFINITELY jumping back into the swing of things. My house is a disaster but that's another story for another day that I have 5 minutes to worry about it. I am itching to play outside in all of this sunshine! I'm so excited for spring to finally be here... only a few more days! We still have a lot of snow at our house, but we're right by a river & I think that's what takes it longer to thaw out than everywhere else. It doesn't help that we got 20 times more snow this year than anyone else, either (or so it seemed).

I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick's Day. I had my one Guinness cupcake with Bailey's cream cheese frosting for the day... now time to behave. :-)

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3/15/11 10:11 A

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Wow! How did the tummy tuck go? I understand the feeling of wanting to get back to exercising after surgery. I felt antsy to get back to it after my csection. I was able to get back to it 6 weeks after surgery but I wanted to do it sooner. I felt so lazy after laying for so long. :( Now I feel great that I've gotten back to everything.

The site is here:

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/
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I totally recommend listening to Robert Ullrey's podcasts that supplement this program.

http://www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcasts/

Welcome back! 5 pounds is totally doable! :)

Every day that I run is a day that I remember you. Love you forever, my little angel.


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okay... give me the scoop... where are the instructions for C25K??

BTW, I'm back... had a tummy tuck done in January and Dr's given me the okay to start walking again... boy do I need it... I think I've put on a good 10 pounds of pure grossness over the last two months from not being able to do much of anything.

Glad to see the familar faces here again.

Goal is 5 pounds by April 30th... starting off small this time... and I have to get it done!

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I uploaded a picture in my blog entry for today. I'll try to get a better quality one uploaded later. :) I hope it at least kinda shows you what it looks like!

I am not following c25k this time around. I did last time and it was amazing! But I already knew I could jog a mile no problem. And I was able to do that! I can jog 2 miles just fine. It's just that my lungs aren't what they used to be. My legs can handle it, my lungs can't. So as long as I pace myself and keep my breathing steady, I'll be good to go for this 5k this weekend! :)

I hope you are doing well! I have a lot to update about but don't have the time to do it just now. Hope to get back here later!

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Holy moly! Way to go being in first place!!! That's awesome! Keep up the great work! I'm definitely cheering you on! :-)

I can't believe you're running a 5k this early in the season. No way... no how would I sign up for one in March in New England (I don't even think they hold them this early here)... haha. We still have quite a few feet of snow on the ground at my house & it was negative 8 when I started my car this morning. You're going to need some winter Under Armor, my friend... or at least some thermal underwear! haha. But, way to be committed! That definitely deserves a pat on the back! :-) Are you still doing C25k? I just started week 3 yesterday & am really enjoying it. It's a catch 22, though. I love the short workouts, but in week 3, I don't feel like I'm struggling enough, yet. Mind you, I was able to run for 10 minutes straight before starting the program. A 20 minute run/walk interval is barely breaking a sweat. But, I'm sticking to the plan in hopes that I can ease into a 5k and not overwhelm myself right out of the gate... I plan on doing C210k when I'm done with the 9 weeks of C25k. If nothing else, the weeks are flying by & helping me take my mind off the fact that my hubby can't go for his Navy contract until March 15th now. *sigh*

I hope you're able to get your camera to work. I'm itching to see this necklace. :-) Keep your head up this month. I can only imagine how difficult it is, but you have a lot of support from your family. Be sure to lean on them in this hard time & don't give up on your goals... you're right, you'll feel better if you just stay focused on your weight loss than focusing on the things you cannot change.

Thinking of you!

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Kalen, congrats on being the new team leader for this team! woo hoo!!

Sorry I haven't written. I'm so bad at it. I'm trying to keep my mind off of next month. That is when our little boy should have been born. It's so hard to keep on track when all I want to do is stuff my face and wallow! Oh well. I'll be happier if I stay on track.

I'm in first place now with the weight loss challenge my family had set up. I'm 13% closer to my goal. The 2nd place person is 7% closer. I'm pretty pleased about that!

In 2 weeks, I'm running a 5k. And it has done nothing but snowed since I signed up. :( Guess who is gonna be struggling during that 5k! Oh, that'd be me! Oh well, it's worth it.

And then a week after that I'm doing another 5k with my family in Kentucky. That should be fun!

I am going to dig out my digital camera and see if it will take a good picture of my necklace. My phone takes crappy up-close photos! I really want you to see it because it is exactly what you do on your etsy site. :)

Ok, I'll read up on everyone's progress sometime during the day. I hope you guys have a wonderful Thursday!

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30 pounds is FABULOUS! Way to go!!! :-) I would like to lose another 10-15, too. With my hubby in the Navy, I want to be able to wear whatever bathing suit I want when we end up living near a beach & look good in it to boot... so, I have a lot of work to do.

Hopefully, I am going to get fitted for new sneakers tonight! :-) I need them so bad & can't wait! I'm supposed to be doing Day 2 of Week 2 today, but depending on whether or not we make the hour trek to the shoe store will depend on if I have to push it out to tomorrow. I don't want to since we're supposed to get snow tomorrow, so I may just try to complete it on my lunch break. I'll be a sweaty mess, but I have all sorts of hair products & a hair straightener here at the office to try to fix it. haha. :-)

I have lost 3 pounds so far doing C25k and watching what I eat. My problem isn't necessarily junk food (although, I love it, too), but my issue is more so portion sizes. I love love love food. I could not be hungry, but want to eat for the pure pleasure of the taste of what I'm eating. That's pretty bad & I realized it on my way home from work the other day thinking about all of the yumminess I could shove in my mouth. *sigh* I'm trying to get over that by occupying my mind with other things. And I find if i get a workout in, I am less likely to binge.

Good luck on the junk food! I try not to even bring it into the house, but if I do find that craving for Doritos, or something sweet, I always buy the 100 calorie snack packs. Once I'm done with one little bag, I'm satisfied, however if I had the big bag in the cupboard, I would eat eat eat until it was gone!

Keep up the good work with your workouts. This last 10-15 pounds is the hardest, I think because we find satisfaction in the progress we made so far, but I'm bound and determined to get there & I will support you in your journey, too!

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Congratulations on finishing your first week of the C25k you were discussing. You're going to do awesome!! I'm still here working out and I go back and forth with struggling with my eating ( I love junk food and at my job they feed us a lot by brining in lunch). I've started reading those articles too ( motivational ones) and my sister is now working with a trainer so she sent me some recipes they gave her so maybe I'll try some out. I just need to start counting calories again at the least to come in at around 1600-1700 and then I'll work on cleaning up "what" I'm eating again. I have awesome weeks and bad weeks with that but I stay consistent in my workouts so it doesn't really show up too bad weightwise..Congratulations too. I had no idea you lost 50lbs..That's phenomenal!!!! I'm comfortable where I am but would love to lose another 15lbs maybe 20lbs but luckily I get compliments all the time now because even losing 30lbs looks like I've lost a lot because I'm 5'7 and luckily a few lbs or so doesn't show up as much on me..I at the very least I want to get to 158 so I'm not "overweight BMI wise." anyway.. Good luck and Happy Wednesday..ttyl :)

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I finished week 1 of C25k yesterday. I'm really enjoying it, but my goodness I need new sneakers. My current ones are killing me!!! I can't get new ones until the 28th... a) I get paid (which is the biggy) and b) it's the first chance hubby & I can go together with our work schedules this week. It's going to be a difficult couple of days working out, but hopefully I won't get injurred in the process.

I weighed in today at 139.4. I think I'm going to try to "officially" weigh in on Mondays. I say that, but I've become the person who either weighs in daily or doesn't weigh in at all. We'll see how that works out.

Hubby and I went grocery shopping last night. The majority of our money was spent in produce (thank goodness)! I was shocked at how well we did price-wise. It was an easy $50 than what we've been spending lately. And I learned that Hannaford still carries Weight Watchers bread. I thought they had discontinued it... what really happened was Weight Watchers changed their logo to light blue from dark blue & it just didn't jump out at me on the shelf anymore. Not that it mattered, they were completely out of regular bread. They only had pita bread left, but now I know its there. I hate eatting regular bread. It has more calories in one slice as two weight watchers slices. I was so bummed when I thought they discontinued it. Now, if they could get some in stock, I'll be happy camper.

Anyway, just babbling at this point. Hope you're all having a wonderful President's Day. I'm loving this day off! :-)

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I got on the treadmill at work tonight & did the first day of C25k... I was thrilled to find a free app for it that does all of the counting for me, so every time I had to switch from a walk to a run, it alerted me. My only gripe about doing it on the treadmill is that it takes a good 30 seconds for the treadmill to slow down to a walk, so my minute & a half walk was really only a minute. It didn't seem to take as long for it to speed up to a jog, though... so I was probably getting a solid 45 second jog in on the intervals. Jessica, I know you've done it in the past. Is a walk at 3.9 and a jog at 6.0 on the treadmill too slow? It doesn't really specify on the free description on it.

Anyway, I really enjoyed it... I hope I continue to enjoy it and stay committed to it.

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As if you don't have enough to read already, I need to vent. I am so sick of going to a gym that has two treadmills and an elliptical. EVERY single piece of cardio equipment (including the mikes & stair steppers) were being used last night, so I didn't get my walk/run in as I had hoped. So much for meeting the 20 mile goal this week. It's already Wednesday & I've done 2 1/2 miles. I have decided to start C25k, though. I saw my friend had posted that there is a C210k, which is intriguing, but I'll start with baby steps (even though the beginning workouts of walking 90 seconds and running 60 seconds seems a little easy for me). I think it's important that I can run a solid 5k before trying to bring myself to a 10k. So, that's that... now onto last night... ughhh... I didn't work out because I didn't feel like sitting at the gym for half an hour waiting to workout, so I went home. There was a red velvet cake on the counter from Sunday. I baked it & took it to a friend's house for dinner & they sent it home with us. There was a good honkin' slice left on the plate & guess who ate it all... **this girl** BAH!!! That was on top of the eggs I had for dinner and the popcorn I snacked on. I know I keep saying this, but I really need to get myself in check. Hubby is telling me he will help any way he can, I just know it's only going to create arguments if he pushes me to workout or eat healthy (I'm a very stubborn girl... I don't like being told what to do... I have to WANT to do it). So, I'm going to start reading motivating articles & try to get back into the mindset I was in a year ago. And you ladies are so supportive, so thank you for sticking around! I love reading what you're all doing to stay positive. I wouldn't be here without you! :-)

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I was SOOOOO bad this weekend. I had an urge to workout on Saturday, but just kept putting it in the back of my head because sitting on the couch in the AM was way more appealing. I went out with a friend for pedicures on Saturday. She's preggos and we just happened to be discussing food & I mentioned Frosty Floats from Wendy's. She had never had one, so of course I took her over to experience the wonder of them... ahhhh they're delicious. And you can't get a frosty without fries. When all of that was said and done, hubby and I went to a friend's house for poker night. A bottle of white wine & half a bag of Doritos later, I hadn't even experienced the worst part of my weekend. Last night, hubby and I had dinner with friends & they always put out a spread of snacks for pre-dinner munching. We always fill ourselves up on that stuff & THEN eat a huge meal. It was a disaster & I'm paying the price for it. I feel like a blimp. I walked/jogged 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill on my lunch break since I won't be able to go to the gym tonight. Hubby & I have Valentine's Day dinner planned at a local italian restaraunt (talk about an unhealthy choice). But, at any rate, going out to eat anywhere is pretty much an unhealthy choice. Hubby was telling me this weekend that he runs about 40 miles a week. That's over 5 miles EVERYDAY (and he doesn't run everyday, so he's putting in 8-10 miles in some days). I would like to set a goal to meet half of what he does. It's actually really nice here this week. Tomorrow will be cold again, but if it's not snowing, I can go to the gym & run on the treadmill. So, if I set a goal to walk/run 20 miles a week, I just have to do a little under 3 miles a day. I think I could do that! The hardest part is committing myself to it everyday. I have 2.5 miles down... 17.5 more to go. :-)

This week is my 4 year anniversary on Spark People. I was looking back at the progress I have made over the years. When I started I weighed 180 pounds. In the first 2-2 1/2 years I lost almost 50 pounds. I stayed consistant for about a year & within the past 6-8 months, I put on 5-8 pounds. I sit and wonder what I'm doing differently these days compared to 2 years ago & I know exactly what it is... it's winter, so I haven't been running like I used to. As much as I don't like to run, I do miss it. I am making a promise to myself to start doing it again this spring (even if it takes me a while to get back to where I was at being able to run 5k's). And I eat so much junk. I used to ban restaraunts & alcohol because I knew it wouldn't benefit me in the long run. I let my guard down somewhere & love a good beer & a meal out. I need to get motivated again to not consume the junk. My portion control has increased, too... that's a big battle I need to work on again. If I don't get these things in check, I might as well say hello to 180 pounds again & I DO NOT want to do that. I was looking at pictures of myself back in 2008 & I couldn't believe how round my face was (let alone the rest of my body). I cannot let myself get back to that point. I'm so short that every pound really shows on me, too. I have a great friend here at work who is VERY motivating. We're going to start a meal & workout plan together. I need to find more time in my day to get my workouts in & stop making excuses.

Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day!!! I hope my hubby doesn't buy me too many sweets (if any) today. I need to be good & I need to start now! :-)

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Thank you! :) I try to stay motivated by where I've come from ( weightwise) and remind myself that if I slack off for too long I'm on my way back lol and I have no excuses especially since I don't yet have any kids and moms find time to do this ( workout) too among everything else they have to do..plus the moms in my dvds look awesome and are very inspirational and I know some in real life( skinny fit moms like my aunt) that I've been drawing motivation from ( by looking at them) . I ate like a pig this weekend for superbowl but I'm sure I'll be back on track later this week :) You keep up the good work too.!

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That's awesome! You're so motivated! :-)

I honestly don't know where I stand as far as my weight. I do know that I had a really bad couple of days as far as food is concerned & I haven't been getting the workouts in that I need to. I cannot wait for this winter to be over. My office (since they refuse to close for bad weather) always buys us pizza or sandwiches for lunch as a thank you for risking your life to make it to work... so, those days I eat like crap (which has been the past two days). And I just want to be able to run outside. I'm so sick of the treadmill and the gym. And I am actually looking forward to walking on my lunch break again. On a good note, the office has invested in a new treadmill & elliptical, which should be arriving today. So, tomorrow, I should be able to integrate some cardio into my workout at lunch again. As long as I have time to take a lunch break (which I didn't yesterday), I will be getting my strength training in today.

Keep up the great work & keep us posted on your weight loss.

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Hi :) Thank you! I'm still doing Turbofire. I started a new rotation and I try to incorporate a day of P90x in my routine( like splitting it up over the week when my workouts are under an hour since I give myself that time before work). Things are still going well for me and I hope for you also.

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I did strength training yesterday, which I think is what resulted in my gain of .2 pounds to 138.6... whoopty doo... I'm not going to lose sleep over .2 pounds. But, let me tell you, I look in the mirror and see a slimmer less flabby me, which is awesome! Mind you, I'm definitely not bathing suit (let alone bikini) ready, but we all need to start somewhere, right? I'm hoping to get some cardio in today (not sure how that's going to happen... I don't want to walk outside when there's snow on the ground), but hubby and I have trivia tonight, so I won't be able to go to the gym after work. I'm sure we'll figure something out.

Things still go good for you ladies? Jessica, when's your next weigh in! I hope you take the lead this time around in your contest!!! :-) Good luck!

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That's great! Sometimes it's good to keep yourself busy. It keeps those fingers out of the cookie jar! That was one of my problems this weekend... I was so bored, but too cold to get out from under the blankets, so I found myself munching on nonesense! Your tracker looks great! Keep up the hard work! :-) What are you doing for workouts these days?

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Hi there! I'm still here and on the right track I just have been working and more working, working out, and hanging out so I haven't been writing a book like I was before lol but I've been going down on the scale and now I'm fasting for about another week so that's been helping (eating clean).

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As predicted, the scale went up a little bit, but I think it will go back down tomorrow morning. I ate a lot of junk this weekend.

I went to the gym tonight & did intervals of running at a 6.2 and walking at 4.0 on the treadmill. I was bummed to find out that the incline on the treadmill was broken, so I couldn't up the intensity on my walking speed, but I did it for 65 minutes, so I'm content.

Hope you ladies are off to a great start this week!

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Ladies, come back and write!!! You'll be reading a book at this rate. ;-)

Sorry for all of the writing, though... just trying to stay motivated.

I will never understand my body. I had a good day the other day & only lost .2 pounds. I had a really bad night last night food-wise & didn't work out and I'm down to 138.8. Will my weight go up tomorrow because I went to the gym today & went on the elliptical for half an hour?? haha. I just don't get it. But, like I said before, I'm just going to stay focused on that ultimate goal & even if I have a bad day, I want to keep pushing through. When I went to the gym this morning I literally had to climb over a snow bank that the plow had pushed up onto the walkway. So, after my workout, I got an upperbody workout in when I shovelled it all out of my way. Jessica, you were supposed to keep all of this snow in Michigan! ;-) We're actually supposed to get another big storm on Tuesday. I'm not looking forward to it. I need new snow tires & we're really hesitant to get them since we don't know how much longer we'll be here. I told hubby we either needed to buy them or he needed to make arrangements to get me to and from work in snow. He said we'd talk about it, so we'll see. :-\ I just wish we had a magic ball that we could see what the rest of the winter was going to be like.

So, I know I mentioned that my reward to get to 130 is a camera lens. I'm on the right track for that (not that I think I'll get it any time soon, but I'm still on the right track). But, I was thinking about my hubby's future job. If he gets the contract he has been working for, we will be located in Coronado, CA for 2 years. I MUST get myself into shape if I want to look good on the beach. I also want to be ahead of the game for summer (even if we're still in Vermont for it). Either way, I have a lot to work for & I think I'm going to start printing out pictures as motivation to behave. :-)

Ok, that's my chapter for today. How is your weekend?

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Oh, I was SO good yesterday! I did my strength training on my lunch break & then hubby & I went to the gym after work and I got 47 minutes in on the elliptical. I was spent by the time I got off. I was a little sad to see that I had only lost .2 pounds after such a great day of working out and eatting, but hey, any loss is good, so I'll take it & I won't let it discourage me. I was reading an article last night about a woman who threw away her scale because she found it was doing her worse than it was better. She said she always got so discouraged it would make her want to quit trying, but when she threw the scale away and started using skinny jeans & a mirror to track her weight loss, she worked really hard to fit into those jeans & could SEE progress in the mirror even if the scale said she gained 2 pounds (of muscle). I love her mentality & I think I'm going to stop using the scale SO much... I don't think I can throw it away, but maybe if I weigh myself every other day instead of every day to start... and I do have a pair of jeans that I've been dying to get into since I was in college. They were my favorite pair of jeans my senior year of college (7 years ago), but I've never thrown them away. They will be a great measuring tool. :-) 7 pounds ago, I fit into them by laying on the bed & boy were they uncomfortable, so I think I have at least 10 pounds to lose from where I am today before I'll fit into them comfortably.

I didn't pack my gym clothes today... I wore the ones that were in my bag to the gym last night & with this snow storm (yes, another one) I didn't have time to make up a bag today. *sigh* I am SO ready for winter to go away. I barely made it into work today. Thank God for the snow plow I got behind. I'm hoping the roads are clear by the time I have to go home tonight because hubby cannot pick me up from work if I can't make it. So nerve wracking!

Oh well, off to get some work done! Have a wonderful day ladies! :-)

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Shoveling snow IS a great workout... shame I can't stand snow. haha. I got home to more last night that still needs to be shovelled, so I will probably do that tonight. Hopefully it hasn't frozen to the ground yet. If you want to shovel bad enough, we have a few acres of snow that you are welcome to come take a whirl at, but please keep your snow wishes in Michigan. I don't want it here in Vermont... haha.

Trivia went well. We were in 2nd place for most of the game until the final round. Actually, we may have still been in second, but only because we wagered all but 1 point & the other teams wagered it all... only one team got the question right & they won. I tried to be healthy about my food choices. I made two trips to the salad bar with their itty bitty plates, which was about 1 trip too many, but it was so yummy & I couldn't fathom spending $9 on one little plate of salad... haha. I tried to be really light on the dressing, but I'm a fixings kinda girl. I put lots of veggies on it, a little egg sprinkled on top (gotta get my protein), cranberries (MY FAV TOPPING), & croutons. I think I was ok. The problem is, we're good friends with the waiters and they always bring a loaf of bread for hubby... I think they just get a kick out of the fact that he can eat an entire loaf and be so tiny! But, I had a few slices of that, a few french fries off of hubby's plate & the whipped cream off of his ice cream. So, yeah, I wasn't that good. :-\ I totally forgot to weigh myself this morning, which I'm bumming about because it's a great motivator, but I just keep remembering last night & all of the crap I ate & try to stay motivated through that.

We did go grocery shopping last night. Which meant we didn't get to bed until after 11 with unpacking and the such. I spent a decent amount of time in the produce isle. Of course lettuce is my #1 go to everytime I go to the grocery store. I eat a lot of salads (they're usually in the 300 calorie range after all of my yummy fixings... so, it's not like I'm depriving myself eatting just lettuce...haha). We bought lots of fruit... I really enjoy grapes because I can eat them like candy... popping them into my mouth, one at a time... blueberries, apples, our must have in the house: bananas, etc. etc. & veggies: asparagus, carrots, broccoli, etc. etc. I was sad to see that the pomegranates are on their way out. There are very few of them and they don't look good, but very happy to see that nectarines and peaches were out on the floor... again, very few that didn't look good. We've hit that in between time where there isn't much for fresh fruits. But the good news with the peaches & nectarines is that spring is somewhere around that corner! :-) I also picked up some 100 calorie no sugar added cans of pineapple & peaches to bring to work. I bought some cottage cheese, egg whites & Jalepeno Weight Watchers cheese (it's similar to the Laughing Cow cheese in little triangles). It sounded yummy... I'll let you know. Our grocery store recently re-arranged everything & got a complete makeover. As nice as it is, I hate that they got rid of a lot of the foods I eat in the process. They no longer carry the Weight Watchers bread, which is so good for me because I can stomach the amount of calories in one slice of normal bread. But, they had these new thin breads there that are 100 calories for 2 slices. I noticed that Thomas' makes a thin bagel that's about 100 calories, too. If you're a bagel person in the morning, I think this would be a GREAT alternative. Anyway, enough about that... haha. That basically sums up the good stuff. And to think, I didn't have time this morning to pack any of that yumminess for work... :-\ Luckily, I still have food in the fridge here.

I'm so glad to hear your checkup went so well! :-) And that's great that you signed up for a 5k! Good for you! I would love to do another one this summer, but hubby and I will have to see where we are at that point. We're hoping to know Friday if he's moving onto the next step in the Navy process, but I just found out, we may not know officially until February. BAH. I'm itching to hear if he gets his contract or not. If he does, we can continue to take a step forward.

And way to go on the 2.2 pounds & second place!!! I'm so proud of you! Keep it up! If you guys continue to tally on a regular basis, that should be GREAT motivation! :-) Walk around your house doing lunges. I find myself doing that somewhat regularly... any chance to squeeze in a lunge is a good thing. My butt is totally feeling it, too. :-)

I'm going to hit the gym for a little bit on my lunch break to get some strength training in (if I can move my arms that much). I'll keep you guys posted on my weight loss (hopefully I remember to weigh in tomorrow). :-)

Have a great day!!!
~Kalen

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Good job Kalen on your loss!! Shoveling snow is such a good workout. I hope it snows again soon so I can do it! LOL! Also, 2.5 miles in 40 minutes is AWESOME. I think you're giving yourself too little credit there saying "it's better than nothing". Yeah!! It's WAY better than nothing!

How was trivia tonight? Did you make healthy eating choices? I am sure you did okay. What food items do you usually get from the store to help you stay on track?

Today I went to the dr's for my 6 week checkup. Everything looked good so she gave me the okay to "resume normal activities". I am pretty excited!

I also signed up for a 5k that takes place in March. Pretty excited about that. This means I gotta lace up the shoes and run outside. Crazy!

I also lost 2.2 pounds this week. This put me in 2nd place so far for our competition we're doing. Just gotta stay focused and make good choices. :) I am also going to try doing our kinect. I did a little bit of it before I was put in the hospital and it was fun. I really want one of the dancing games! Looks so fun!

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Woo hoo!!! Way to go! According to your weight tracker in your signature, it looks like you're making progress! And progress is good! :-) Keep up the good work!

I managed to lose 2 pounds overnight from working out, watching what I ate & getting all of my water in. Let's hope I can keep losing. Last night was killer. After doing strength training at the gym on my lunch break, I could already feel I was sore in my arms & when I got home I had to shovel the heaviest snow EVER. I am soooooo sore today. But, it was totally worth it! Today on my lunch break I went to the gym with a co-worker and walked 2.5 miles in about 40 minutes on the treadmill. I say it's better than nothing. It was so hot in there I must have sweat off a few extra calories! :-)

Tonight hubby & I have trivia & I'm very nervous about what I will eat while we're there. I think I will end up getting the salad bar. I would eat at home before we go, but we have no food and won't be able to grocery shop until afterward. I think as long as I have lots of water, I will be ok.

I hope you ladies are having a successful day! Keep up the great work!

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You're definitely right... if there's not enough money to pay for bills, then there's definitely not enough for a gym membership (no matter how cheap it may be). And I imagine your winter has been equally as brutal as ours. I would LOVE to go for a run on our road but it's snow covered 100% of the time & I will have to wait until May at this point to get out on it. *sigh* But, I broke out my exercise ball & my pull up bar last night & did some crunches, pull ups & lunges in the living room. A nice free workout! :-) I love how that works. As boring as it can be sometimes, it's better than nothing. Also, I imagine you have a computer at home, since you're on here?? Do some of Coach Nicole's workout videos. They're pretty amazing & even if it gets us up off our bums for 10 minutes, again, it's better than nothing. :-) You'll do it! I have faith!

I am up to 141.4 as of this morning. I'm so disgusted with myself everytime I look in the mirror. I was down to 134 before winter and the holidays & now it seems the scale just keeps going up. I tried really hard to eat healthy today & I got my 8 glasses of water in. We're still out of water here... I haven't been able to get to the grocery store to get more. Hubby worked late Sunday & Monday & has a Navy meeting in Boston tonight. With the weather, I'm just happy to be home safe, I'll suffer without water. I went to the office gym on my lunch break & did strength training. That felt so good & when I got home, I shoveled. We got a wintery mix today, so the snow was SO heavy! My arms were so sore when I was done. I'll feel it tomorrow... that's for sure.

Here is a link to my Etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/aswedanceaway

I still cannot wait to see your necklace! I'm sure it's beautiful! Do you know where they bought it? Just curious. I love glancing around peoples shops.

I hope you find the motivation to get busy! :-) I hope it continues for me... Spring cannot get here soon enough!

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Oh man, my whole reply was a rant. Whoops!

Anyways, I would love to see what jewelry you make! :) I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. I did! Did you ever solve the water crisis? I've been so bad with drinking water. It's like, all I ever drank for the past 6 months so I've been drinking diet soda like it's going extinct!

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I know that being a part of a gym is cheap and it's totally worth it if it's used. If I get extra money coming in, I will look into it but at the moment it's hard for me to see over the pile of bills that keep coming in. I don't think I mentioned this, but while I was in the hospital on bed rest, a jerk hit my car while my husband was driving it. (definitely jerk's fault, but doesn't matter since Michigan is a no fault state) We have to save up the money to pay for the deductible on getting it fixed since my husband didn't take my advice and file a police report. (He's such a noob sometimes, but he learned his lesson!!) So on top of the thousands and thousands of dollars we have to pay the hospital, there's also my car which sits broken and unused in the hospital parking lot.

:(

It just wasn't a good end to our year last year. I keep looking online for any teaching jobs and none are popping up for my specialization. It really sucks! This all wouldn't be so scary if our economy wasn't so crap and the arts were still getting funding. Ugh. It really makes me just want to say eff it and just start over in college and get a degree in something other than teaching. But even that's expensive too!!

*breathes in, breathes out.*

So I just gotta be patient, do what I'm doing, and just hope it works out for the best. It just sucks that we have all these bills to pay and really nothing to show for it. :(


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That's a shame that hubby doesn't want you spending money on a gym membership... Is there anything you could give up every month to save $10 toward your membership... it's crazy cheap. I wish I never got rid of mine, but we recently had to renew our membership at the Rec. Center because they have a pool & hubby needs to train for his navy contract. That set us back $175 for 6 months... eek! Hopefully it's the last time I'll need to renew it. One of many perks of the military is I'll be able to use the base gyms for free. I will have NO excuse at that point. I'm bummed that our current gym closes when schools close. So, I can't go today even if I want to. I think I will break out a dvd today. It's definitely too cold to go outside.

Our CIL is very excited to be going to Egypt. Supposedly the base is really small there & I have no idea what his mission is over there, but he spent a while in Africa in college & really liked it there. He can have visitors there, so he's going to look into the cost of flying over when he gets there. Last month he found tickets to Egypt cheaper than we could find tickets to Arizona.. haha. I would love to visit him. I have to start saving my pennies!!

I have not been very good about what I've been eatting this weekend. We don't have a lot in the house as far as food, so I've been eatting whatever I have. We're out of water, so when I know I'm thirsty, I eat instead... it's so bad.

They're calling for snow ALL week, so I don't know if/when I'll get to the gym. I hate winter. I want so bad for winter to be over! I'm so sick of it!

I hope you have a good start to the week! I am enjoying having MLK day off. I have some jewelry to make, but other than that & working out... I'm going to just enjoy the day. :-)

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Thanks Kalen! Sorry no picture yet. I promise I'll put one up soon. :)

Yes, we have one near us. It's down the street, but it's not 24 hour. I don't know. My husband doesn't seem keen on having me spend money for a membership... especially now that we've gotten one of our huge bills.

I'm sorry to hear about your CIL shipping to Egypt. :( Sometimes it sounds like the unrest over there is pretty bad, but hopefully he doesn't have any bad experiences with it. Good luck with getting everything ready for him!

Weekend is going okay. Haven't totally pigged out, but haven't been really good about my choices either. Hope you are doing better than I am doing!

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You had every right to be emotional! EVERY right!!! Your son means the world to you & deserves perfection just as much as he did the day he was born. Your just his momma looking out for what's best. You will be amazed at how much more strength you have everyday. Keep yourself busy, so there is less time you find yourself slipping away. Not to say you can't think about him or cry over your loss... that is good to do! You just don't want it consuming your entire day and getting you to a point where you can't get out of bed in the morning. By the sounds of it, you are keeping your head on your shoulders & doing everything you need to in order to find that ray of sunshine in the day.

I can't wait to see the necklace & if, by chance you lose it, I will gladly replace it. So, don't stress too much over that! You won't lose it. Find a place to put it everyday when you take a shower or workout. Have a little jewelry box on your dresser dedicated just to that necklace. :-) If you make a habit of putting it there everytime you take it off, you are less likely to lose it. What grade are you teaching? If they're youngins, just make sure they don't pull at it. It should last... I have faith you won't lose it. :-)

I love the idea of the pool! Good luck! Keep it in the back of your mind at all times! :-) It will be great motivation.

Do you have a Planet Fitness near you? I know they're only $10 a month & I LOVED going to the one I went to. I was at my skinniest when I went there. Otherwise, load up on a bunch of workout dvds and get your workouts in at home. :-) If you have netflix instant que, I know they have some dvds on there. There's really no excuse we don't workout everyday... although, I'm about to give you one... haha...

My cousin-in-law is in the Army. He's a helicopter pilot & was our best man in our wedding. Him and my hubby are BFFs. Always have been... more like brothers than cousins, I always say. Anyway, he ships to Egypt in a few weeks and came up this weekend to visit. He's staying at the house tonight with his girlfriend, so I have tons of cleaning to do & then when hubby gets home from work, we are heading out to see a band tonight... so it really needs to get done NOW... no gym time even though I initially planned in getting up to go. I didn't wake up until 10. :-(

So, maybe I'll do some power cleaning. haha... and I need to shovel at some point, so I can get a workout there, too... :-) Hope isn't 100% lost.

I hope you find happiness in today! You are a very strong woman and you are an amazing mom! Keep smiling! xoxo

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Thanks Kalen!! Tomorrow I will take a picture of my pendant and put it on my sparkpage so you can see it. It really is beautiful and I try to wear it every day. I am so scared of losing it though! Today we picked up our baby's urn. I cried over the fact that the nameplate on it was placed a tiny bit crooked. It made me feel really dumb to cry over that, but I am glad we took it back to get it straightened. It wasn't even that crooked but it really upset me for some reason. I can't wait to get a curio to put it in along with his memory box. I never thought I'd be here experiencing this kind of stuff, but I guess life is crazy like that!

Also, my BIL, his girlfriend, a friend, and I are participating in a weight loss challenge. We're all putting in some money into a pot and whoever loses the highest percentage of weight gets it. We have until November! I hope I get it!

I have had a good day today eating wise. Didn't get my water in, but that's okay. I'll get there again. Can't wait to run! I wish I had my gym membership! :( Maybe when I can afford it again.

How are you doing? :)

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Oh my gosh, your story just breaks my heart! You have me crying, too! :-( It sounds like the hardest journey of any parents life & I'm so sorry to hear you had to go through it. Your little boy is in heaven shining down on you & I just know that God will give you the strength to get through all of the hard times! Lean on your husband & allow him to lean on you! You'll get through it together! That's why we have soulmates! I love the idea of the necklace. You'll have to take a picture of it! It sounds very much like the kind of jewelry I make (hand stamped, custom jewelry). Such a thoughtful gift! I'm sure you will cherish it forever! Keep your chin up! Good for you for finding something to get you through this. I really think focusing on something positive that is related to what you are going through, will really help you to push through in a positive light. I run a 5k for a local fallen soldier that also has a 5k walk, so it draws more people out. Those who may be intimidated by a 5k run can now do the walk & there are more contributions that way. Something to keep in mind. Go to your chamber of commerce & your local police department to see if it's something they would be willing to do in your town. If there's another local 5k, call them and tell them your story and ask them for help on how to get started. This is a big undertaking & any help you can get will make it so much easier on you!

I am thinking about you & your family & hope you all find peace in lifes mysteries. Losing a loved one is never easy no matter how big or small they are. I will keep you in my prayers & always know I am here to talk if you ever need to! emoticon

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Ok I'm back. Sorry! It has been a crazy January. I just started back to work and lessons this week and it has been kinda nuts trying to handle everything again.

Kalen, I'm so sorry to kinda keep you waiting on my story. It IS a sad one, just to warn you.

To make a long story short, we gave birth to our baby boy November 28th after two weeks of hospital bed rest. We were only 25 weeks along, so he was considered a micro-premie. He was so small and so adorable and he fought such a good fight, but after 4 days of him struggling to live but slowly developing severe health issues, we had to let him go. It was such a hard decision, but there was just no good outlook for our little guy. I cry often about it and my mom and mil ordered a necklace for me that has his birthstone in it and a pendant that has his name and birthday engraved in it. I wear it every day.

During the hospital bed rest, everything bad that could have happened, happened! I wont get into the specifics but let me tell you, it was the WORST three weeks of my life.

So I had to recover these past 6 weeks from having a csection and losing a baby. To top it all off instead of being pregnant, I'm just feeling fat and I had canceled my gym membership two months ago and I am really regretting it.

I've been thinking of creating a 5k fun run to raise donations for nicu babies. It was the hardest thing going into the nicu and seeing all those sweet tiny little lives and I just want to do something for them and the staff. It's a daily hell for the parents of these babies because they just don't know how good the health of their baby will be from hour to hour. It was hell for us during the 4 days our little guy was alive, I couldn't imagine living thru it for months. It's a very scary feeling and it feels like no one understands or can help. If I can help a little by raising money to get a sweet little blanket to cover the nicu incubator or clothes or diapers for a nicu baby from people who care, then I want to be a part of that.

Anyways, this means I am back to sparkpeople from babyfit and I need to lose 40 pounds again. Oh whee!

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I told you it was sad!!! I am crying a little now over it. I loved my little man, and he's close to our hearts forever. We have to wait a year to try again for a baby, and I'm going to be referred to a high risk specialist due to abnormalities found during the gazillion tests and scans they ran while I was hospitalized.

I just can't wait to run again.

Hope your day is going well Kalen! Don't let my story get you down. I am glad you are still here and that I have someone to come back to. What have you been up to? :)

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Hubby & I went to the gym last night & I was on the elliptical for 65 minutes. I began reading "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" on my way to AZ, and was able to get a few chapters in while working out last night. Our gym only has one tv... it's small & I can barely see what's on. Not that I ever want to watch it because it's always Sports Center. And it isn't programed with subtitles, so I never have a clue what's going on. So, what I'm trying to say is I get really bored just working out at the gym & when hubby told me he'd be in the pool for a good hour, I knew I didn't want to get on the treadmill. But, I have to admit, even with reading, I got a great workout in. My thighs have been killing me this week. I can tell they haven't been worked at all in quite some time. We're supposed to be getting a decent snow storm today through Sunday, so I won't be going to the gym this weekend (I may have mentioned before that I don't like driving in the snow). I'm going to try to find an exercise DVD or two to do this weekend. Maybe Netflix will have something enjoyable... or I'll find a few on here that look like fun.

Hubby was slow cooking a chipolte chicken meal last night & it's all I can smell on my clothes... ugh. I really want to go home and change... haha... not going to happen. Oh well, I'm just going to try to get through today! I hope you guys all get your workouts in & are successful today! Good luck!

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YAY!!! Way to go on giving up DD's. I drive past one every morning & it took me a long time to resist pulling in every morning for breakfast. A heavy bagel every morning was my enemy. Now I only go if I MUST! And I get an egg white flatbread sandwich. But, hubby & I were introduced to the Subway sandwiches & I must say, I would rather have that with fresh spinach & tomato... yum! But, of course, making my own from home is 100 times healthier and cheaper! :-)

I didn't go to the gym last night. Wednesdays are my off night because hubby and I go to trivia at a local restaraunt. Although I ate a salad for dinner & didn't order anything when we got there, I did find we ate almost an entire basket of munchies (i.e. bar snacks)... I felt aweful afterward. I'm hoping to get to go to the gym tonight, but hubby made a comment about wanting to go to the mall... so, we'll see. I haven't weighed in since Tuesday, but I can tell you my thighs are sore from starting up with running again. As much as it is uncomfortable, it feels great to have that feeling of doing something again!!! I continue to get my 8+ glasses of water in a day & hopefully next week I can start my lunch break workouts again. We shall see!

I hope everyone is having a good first week of the new year! Keep up with those goals/resolutions! Don't let them fall by the wayside. :-) Remember, baby steps! Good luck!!!

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HEY GUYS BACK ON SPARK PEOPLE AFTER BEING GONE A LONG TIME AND I AM SO SERIOUS THIS TIME ANOTHER DAY INTO THE NEW YEAR AND I AM EXCITED ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS. STORY FOR TODAY: THERE IS A DUNKIN DONUTS AT MY SCHOOL AND I SKIPPED LUNCH BEFORE GOING THERE FOR A MEETING (I KNOW RIGHT)IT HADN'T BEEN OPEN BUT TODAY IT WAS AND I WAS ABLE TO RESIST THE TEMPTATION FOR A BREAKFAST SANDWICH AND A CUP OF COFFEE. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF "HEY YOU DON'T NEED THAT FOOD.. TRYING TO BECOME A NEW PERSON" AND I OPTED OUT FOR A HEALTHIER OPTION WHEN I GOT TO ANOTHER BUILDING :)

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Another late day at the office with another lunch break missed. On a good note, I just finished my 9th glass of water & I went to the gym tonight. I ran a little over a mile straight & felt much better running today than I did yesterday. I did some intervals of running & walking. I am pooped. Hubby has dinner started... we're having veggie chick'n stuffed with gruyere cheese (YUM... it's a Quorn product) & spinach. HEAVEN!! :-)

One more thing... I just want to share a little gym story with you all... when you go to the gym, please make sure you wipe down your equipment BEFORE and after you workout. I witnessed a guy wipe down the machine with his sweat towel & then followed it by wiping his forehead with the same towel. EWW!!! No wonder everyone gets sick at the gym. So, that's my advice for today. :-)

Have a fabulous night.

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Woah... what a late night at work... one of the latest I've worked in a long time. I didn't leave the office until 6 & by the time I got to the gym it was 6:30. I got 45 minutes of a workout in between the stationary bike, walking on the treadmill & running on the treadmill. I cannot believe how out of shape I am!! I couldn't even run a mile without almost dying. So depressing. It's crazy what taking a month off will do to you. But, it's time to get back into shape & back to running a 5k. Summer's only around the corner & I don't want to be looking in the mirror in May and think "why didn't I do something sooner?" So, to the gym I shall go. I want to incorporate more veggies into my diet. So far so good. I had that mexican minestrone for lunch & stir fry with brown rice for dinner. I tried to stay light on the rice and heavy on the veggies. :-) I packed a banana for breakfast, but something in my lunch bag smashed it when I dropped it on my way into the office. It was mush. So, I had a mini cheesecake for breakfast... I know... not good, but I cannot resist cheesecake. :-) On a good note, I got all of my water in today. :-) Woo hoo.

Oh well, that's my update for today. I will be back tomorrow. I can't believe it's already 10pm... :-\

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**PHEW*** What a busy day! It's the first day of the quarter which is always busy at the office & on top of it, my supervisor is sick... so it's just me in our department. I don't mind... the only hard part is I didn't get to take a lunch, which means I didn't get to go for my 3 mile walk. I was really looking forward to that, too. I'm going to be late getting to the gym tonight, too... I'm still swamped and can't leave until I'm done... but I'm going to go! That is a promise I'm keeping to myself.

I just wanted to pop in and say hi & spin the wheel... hope everyone is well... I'll check in later (or tomorrow).

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Woo hoo... Day 2 of 2011 & I've checked into Spark People 100% of the time. I don't make new years resolutions, because like 99% of Americans, I don't keep them either. Like I do throughout the entire year, I am making wiser decisions (especially now that we're home from vacation). I want to check in here more... I wasn't doing that throughout December because I was so busy. And my other goal is to start carrying my water bottle with me everywhere I go again. I'm not getting my water intake & my body knows it.

I haven't been at work for at least 10 days & I'm not looking forward to going back tomorrow. My body has become accustomed to Mountain Time & coming back to Eastern time is killing me. I woke up at 8am & crashed until 10 on the couch & I'm still exhausted. I'm going to go nuts when my alarm goes off at 5am tomorrow morning. I have also been suffering from headaches... now I know what jet lag is really about. It's no fun!

Hubby and I got a slow cooker for Christmas (since hubby broke the insert of the last one). I've already made a Mexican Minestrone: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/soups/mexican-mi
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According to the website, each serving is under 200 calories!!! :-) I will be taking it to work tomorrow. The other one I will be making (probably today) is Vegetable & Garbonzo Curry: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/veget
able-and-garbanzo-curry/ I think it looks amazing & a serving of that is only 219 calories! :-)

Well, that's my update. Still haven't gotten to working out. I didn't wake up early enough for church this morning & I'm not sure I will make it to the gym this afternoon. We'll see how this headache is around 1:00 when they open. I make no promises.

I hope you have a wonderful day!
~Kalen

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Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you had a wonderful & memorable Christmas. Luckily for hubby & I, we were in sunny AZ during the aweful storm on the east coast. I keep hoping it's the last snow storm of the season... I probably shouldn't get my hopes up too high. I ate SOOOOO much in AZ. Every day & every meal, I over indulged to discomfort. I couldn't help myself. I refuse to get on the scale. I can't even imagine what it will say. I am trying to get back on track & trying to get the house back in order so I can start fresh as soon as possible. Depending on the weather tomorrow, I may go to church and hit the gym afterward.

Jessica, I am sad and scared to hear what your story is. I hope everything is ok. Thinking of you and wishing you the best.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy new year. Let's start it off right!!!
~Kalen

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happy holidays! I'll be coming back to sparkpeople in a few weeks to track exercising and stuff. Missed you guys! I have a sad story,but I'll tell it later. Todays a happy day. Hope you guys aren't snowed in or anything!

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I am getting nowhere fast!!! However, I can't blame my body for not losing weight... I'm not giving it 110%. I have been going to the gym for a quick strength training workout a few days a week on my luch break... and I've been trying to walk on the days in between, but lately it seems I have been so busy, that I haven't been taking a lunch break, either. Today I can't workout on my break because I have to spend the hour in the post office. Not a bad thing, but not a good thing for my workout... Tomorrow I'm having lunch with a friend. I was going to go to the gym after work last night to get my cardio in, but the roads were getting pretty bad from the snow storm that by the time I hit my town, you couldn't even see the road (which is really sad because it's state highway). It was a good thing, in a way, because I got a lot of jewelry orders done. :-)

This weekend was my company's Christmas party. I was good as far as food consumption... alcohol, now that's another story. :-\ But, I don't drink often, so when I have the chance I enjoy it.

I weighed in this morning at 140.0 on the dot. I held my breath hoping it would go down .2 pounds, but no such luck... maybe tomorrow... I think at this point, I will be happy if I can get down to 135 before Christmas... I just need to get further away from the 140s... I'm not enjoying it here.

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11/30/10 8:01 A

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I got my workout in yesterday... 50 minutes on the elliptical. It was brutal, but seeing 141.0 on the scale this morning, made it worth it. I know I'm looking for instant gratification (I at least want to see the 130s again by the end of the week... is that too much to ask)? I have a lot of water weight & sodium I need to burn off. I know that will help. And when that time of the month is over, that will help, too. I need to start fitting strength training back into my routine & I'm thinking I might start doing that Monday, Wednesday & Fridays on my lunch break & walk with my workout buddy on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I would do it at the gym at night, but it gets so crowded and I get so intimidated. At least at work, I'm generally running solo in the gym. I need to kick it into high gear. Only 24 more workout days to go. OH BOY!

I will walk today on my lunch break and head straight to the gym after work tonight... not sure what I'll do there, yet, but I'm going. I have my gym bag today. No excuses!!!

What are you ladies doing to stay in shape through the holidays?

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11/29/10 4:04 P

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Well, I got 10 cups of water in so far & am within my range for calories. I will be heading to the gym after work for AT LEAST an hour of cardio... I feel so bloated and fat... I hate it!!! I need to burn some of this water weight & excess weight off. I won't stop until I feel satisfied (or until hubby is done swimming and pulls me off of the machine... haha). Here's hoping for a successful workout.

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11/29/10 7:57 A

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I swear the workout gods are against me... ugh. I went to the gym yesterday (after posting below) & they were closed. No sign... nothing informing anyone why they would be closed. It was posted everywhere that beginning November 1st they would be open on Sundays. So, the workout never happened because after going grocery shopping & spending way too much money, I came home to clean the disaster that we left before Thanksgiving. And by the time my house was spotless, I made dinner & relaxed with hubby... so, no workout for me yesterday.

And today... I packed my gym bag for my lunch time walk, left for work, only to realize when I put all of my stuff down at my desk, that my gym bag was MIA... and is still sitting on the chair, all packed and ready to be used. :-\ I'm NEVER going to lose any weight this way. And I weighed in this morning at 142.2... BAH... so much for using 10 pounds by Christmas as a motivator on Thanksgiving. I ate anything and everything that is bad for you. Now I can really see the extra 5-7 pounds. I need to work my butt off (literally) at the gym tonight. They better be open. I seriously need elliptical time!

Oh well, another day of work. I hope you are all having much better luck than I am. :-

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11/28/10 9:59 A

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Ok, so much for checking in everyday, but with the holidays I hadn't been around a computer much.

And, I think my 10 pounds to lose by Christmas has now turned into 15!!! I took advantage of Thanksgiving WAY too much!!! All of the food was yummy, but I can still feel it sitting in my belly. BAH. So, on the last day of my vacation, I am heading to the gym & to the grocery store (because we have NO food in the house, which didn't help the constant binge eating I did yesterday). So, I plan to stock up on lots of frozen veggies & healthy food. I miss having salad in the house... all I wanted yesterday was a salad, but we were getting a decent snow storm & my butt didn't go anywhere. Man, I wish it was April.

So, my plan today is to hit the elliptical for who knows how long & eat MUCH healthier. :-)

How was all of your Thanksgivings?!

How's prego life going for you two ladies??

Keep us posted! :-)

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11/23/10 11:58 A

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Good luck :) Also, congrats on your jewelry business. That's very impressive. If you're busy it must be going well!

Edited by: 15MORE2GO at: 11/23/2010 (12:17)
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11/23/10 10:22 A

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AHHHHHHHHHH!!! I got on the scale yesterday at 139.2!!!! How did I let that happen??? I have been so busy with my jewelry business that I haven't even had 5 minutes to go to the gym. On top of it, I have been down in the dumps & have been fighting every opportunity I have to workout. So, yesterday I decided to put the goal of 10 pounds by Christmas in my head!! Yes, I understand that's a lot in 1 month (especially with Thanksgiving 2 days away), but I figure if I set it a little high, I will think twice (if not 3 times about eating pumpkin pie)!!! :-) I will be happy if I can get back in the low 130s by Christmas. I understand if I don't make it to 129, but I think it's good to set my goal there! :-) So, with my new goal, I only ate 1/4 of the pumpkin whoopie pie my friend made (instead of a whole one)... and I behaved during all of my meals. I walked on my lunch break & did P90X last night. I was already down to 138.6 (it may have been 138.2, but I couldn't remember, so I set it high so I can work harder). :-) I will walk on my lunch break today & do cardio tonight. I am on a mission... I cannot go to Arizona in the high 130s. NOT going to happen! :-)

Hopefully I can bring myself to come back daily for the next 30 days and give you all an update on my progress. Wish me luck!!!

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11/17/10 8:19 A

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crept up a bit to 170.4 due to excess eating last week for my birthday..but that was only one day.. I ate horribly the whole week lol

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11/10/10 8:00 A

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Woah! That sounds like way more fun than P90X. I will be honest... P90X is BORING!! But, it works. I did the first DVD last night & I was DYING by the end. I want to stick with it through Christmas (at least), but I'm already being derailed. My husband was offered free accidental insurance through work & a rep is coming to talk to us about it tonight... then we have trivia (which we do every Wednesday)... I don't know why he agreed to do the meeting tonight. I don't think I'll have a chance to workout. :-( I'm really bummed about it, too.

I got on the scale this morning at 136.6... That's MUCH better than the 139 I weighed in at on Monday.

I read on FB this morning that my sister-in-law is working to lose 15 pounds of her baby fat before Christmas. She's a skinny minny to begin with, so this is VERY motivating for me before we all get together for the holidays. I guess I'll just have to do what I can tonight... :-\ And give hubby a nice kick in the butt for not consulting with me first before scheduling this meeting... I'm half tempted to cancel trivia, but I always look forward to our Wednesday night out with friends. hmmm...



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11/9/10 3:44 P

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Thank you so much for your kind words :) I'm doing my best not to stop but sometimes I like where I am now and sometimes I want to be 145 lol. I'm thinking of doing P90x once I finish Turbofire. Turbofire is a beachbody workout by chalene johnson. You're right it's intense lol. It even has a warning that's it's intense cardio conditioning in the beginning of the videos. It's like a mixture of kickboxing and dance I would say but also has some HIIT workouts mixed in where you push yourself to the max. It's a lot of fun though and has great music. I got it because I was doing turbojam before and finally had pretty much memorized the routines so I knew I needed something new, but fun. Good luck to you as well. I will definitely keep you posted.

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