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Reason for weightloss

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

My whole reason for losing weight is because I didn't mean to gain it (who does?). I got put on medications when I was 13 that made me gain 30lbs in a month. Even after stopping the medication, hiring a personal fitness trainer, and doing everything right, it still wouldn't come off. 3 summers ago I was working at a pretzel place in the mall and I added on another 30+ lbs in 3 months to reach my all time high of somewhere over 210 lbs (I stopped weighing because it was too depressing). I did about 3 weeks of P90x the next summer and lost about 50, but I'm still sitting around 160 ish. Other than just wanting to feel good about myself, I really want to join the Air Force when I graduate in the spring, so those 20 last pounds have GOT TO GO!!!

  


Nutrition Tracker

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I have realized over the last week and a half that even though I track all of my food, I'm still over eating. While I will look at food and realize it is probably not the best for me, I'll still decide to eat it and WAY underestimate the calories and fat, then I feel extremely guilty and sick when I track. I think the only solution is to track before I eat and then weigh whether or not it's worth it.

  
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STRIVING4HEALTH 9/23/2012 9:49PM

    It always helps me to try and plan my day somewhat in the morning so I make sure to not go over my calories. Good luck!

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Feeling Healthy?

Friday, September 21, 2012

I have noticed that the gross junk food I always ate doesn't taste near as good now that I'm focusing more on relatively clean foods. My issues are still with cookies and the moderation of mostly good for you foods. That being said, I do notice an increased ability to walk or go up stairs without being winded.

  
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IMAVISION 9/27/2012 12:06PM

    I noticed the same with poor choice foods - after giving my body the better choice foods. I am so thankful for that outcome of positive changes made. emoticon

Cookies are a downfall for this gal - standing in the cookie section of the grocery store, I used to tell myself that I would pace myself with them - or that they were nice to have on hand for serving company with a drink. I finally stopped lying to myself on that score when I realized that if they weren't within my reach, I wouldn't be able to go overboard with them. To that end, I no longer buy cookies. Although I do enjoy the occassional Graham cracker with a hot "cuppa" tea, as an afternoon or evening treat. Even then I have to watch myself so that I don't go overboard on the Graham crackers. emoticon If I see that they become a concern, I will simply stop purchasing them. emoticon

It is amazing what we can live without in the aspect of poor food choices.

God bless!

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Coffee

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I have been a coffee addict for years now. I started working at Starbucks when I was 16 and within a few months, I began craving the stuff (the high cal and just plain coffee varieties). While I quit working there 3 years ago, I've never been able to kick the addiction, and quite frankly, I don't want to. There's just something about the diuretic effect that I love in the morning. I feel like I'm getting rid of all of the bad waste from yesterday (which in a way I am), and just starting over new. Plus, who wants to deal with withdrawal headaches? I don't.

  
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IMAVISION 9/27/2012 11:52AM

    I was a coffee "must have" person for years & years. I wanted it hot & black! emoticon

Then I was introduced to the flavored creamers. YIKES! I wish that I hadn't taken my first taste of those calorie laden choices. I was hooked on them for quite a few years. It has only been within the past year that I successfully weeded the creamers from my life. I seldom indulge in a "cuppa" coffee these days; however, when I do I have it black or with a sprinkle of cinnamon in it.

I just decided that on this journey (which is for the rest of my life), I did not want to drink calories, preferring to put those calories to something more nutritious & filling.

My hot drink of choice these days is a nice hot "cuppa" herbal tea (generally green tea).

God bless you!

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DRAK416 9/11/2012 11:05AM

  I can understand also a coffee person, as long as it not causing you problems, enjoy, be well

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Time wasting

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My day generally starts out by hitting the snooze button a couple times mainly just because I don't want to get out of bed and because I love sleep. I would easily have a good 2 extra hours in my day if I got up right then. I'm going to try to go to bed earlier in hopes that I can get up the first time my alarm goes off.

I'm definitely an internet time waster as well. Even if I just checked Facebook 5 minutes ago, I feel the need to go back and make sure no one has posted anything new. I'm going to start using the Self-Control app again to block non-productive sites for certain time periods after I've already looked at them.

  
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IMAVISION 9/27/2012 11:57AM

    You might find it helpful to place your clock where you have to get out of bed to turn it off.

God bless!

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WATERDIAMONDS 9/5/2012 5:38AM

    So many of us have done exactly what you describe here--snooze button + wasted time on line = very little success at weight loss (or anything else, for that matter.)

Congrats for having identified your roadblocks and making the commitment to do something about both.

Best of success to you on your journey back to health!

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