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Week 2 weighing in...

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Well I thought I would have lost something this week because I logged all my food in and stayed within my calorie range but I didn't. I actually gained 1.3 pounds :( But I may have lost a few inches instead. I have not measured but my pants feel a bit more comfortable this week. I plan on getting more exercise in this week than I did last week. I am still very much motivated and I am going to have a wonderful weight losing week. Hope you all have the same.

Joanie

  
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 9/2/2012 11:25AM

    Sometimes the body has to readjust before it loses!! Keep the faith!

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Going Strong

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Well I have my first week back under my belt. I have to say it wasn't such a struggle to get back into adjusting to my new lifestyle. I know that I have to treat this as a life style change and not a diet. This is the way I have to live my life by portion control and watching the foods I eat and exercising. Right now I have to think about everything I do eventually it will just come naturally to me. The results in the end will be that I am healthier and feeling soooo much better. I lost 6.4 pounds the first week and that feels great but I also know the first week you may drop a lot but it will ease up to a pound or two a week. That truly is the way to lose it as that's going to stay off. I know if you lose it too quickly you have a better chance of gaining it back. I know I am going to have good weeks and bad weeks I know I am going to plateau for a while at times but I just have to keep working towards my goals short and long term. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Joanie

  
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JOANIE.H 8/28/2012 2:42PM

    Thanks feels good to be back :)


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KERRYG155 8/28/2012 1:53PM

    Glad you are back and doing so well. Keep up the good work!!

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Taking back my Life and starting back on my weight loss Journey

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I have been on the happy side of the road during my journey, I have been on the sad side of the road on my journey. I like the happy side much better only I have been on the sad side for so long that I lost my way. I am at the edge of the road ready to take that first step. I miss all the good things that happened while I was on my life long journey BUT I took a wrong turn. I have gained a lot of weight back and my self asteem has been low. I don't feel like exercising I don't have the excitement that I use to feel when I lost the weight, in a nutshell I feel like the good year blimp and I don't want to feel this way anymore. I know my road is long and will have bumps but as I reach each goal the excitement and feelings will carry me over the bumps. So all I ask from all of you my Spark friends is to drop by once in awhile and give me the push I need to help me down the road. Thanks everyone in advance. I will keep you all posted :)

  
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JOANIE.H 8/20/2012 3:10PM

    Linda I know my road will be anything but smooth. :)

Ridleyrider Thanks for the hug can always use one :)

Country273 Don't give up! Just rememeber how good it felt when you have lost the weight before. I want that feeling again and I am going to have it :)

Lynne I want to lose 21 by Dec.31 Lets lose it together :)

Kerry Thanks It's good to be back :)

Wellnessme09 Well you did learn some by keeping track of food. Now that you have that down start with the exercising. Good luck you will be able to get back to that magic number again.

HappyDestiny Thanks I am on the Happy side now and Plan on staying here.

Thanks everyone for your support. It feel Great to be back! emoticon

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HAPPY-DESTINY 8/20/2012 6:58AM

    Well...come on and get on the 'Happy' side of the road!! emoticon

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WELLNESSME09 8/19/2012 7:27PM

    Wow! I could have wrote that blog.

When I first started my journey in 2009 I lost 50 pounds in 8 months. Sadly I have gained 22 of those pounds back. Not once did I think of giving up but my workouts were neglected. The only reason I didn't gain all those pounds back was that I kept tracking my meals every day.

So here we are needing to do this... emoticon because "We Are Worth It"

Wishing you much success towards your goals! emoticon emoticon

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KERRYG155 8/19/2012 6:14PM

    Good to see you back! emoticon

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LYNNE5002 8/19/2012 9:27AM

  I feel the same way. It used to be easy to drop a few pounds. Now I feel like every pound is a struggle. I too have lost weight over the past 9 years. This summer has been tough, though. I now have a goal of losing 15 pounds by December 31st. You can do it! Just make small goals, which is what I am doing. My biggest problem is a boyfriend who likes to eat out a lot. For some reason I can't control myself in a restaurant. Well, be strong and know that you can do it.
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COUNTRY273 8/19/2012 8:41AM

  I need this too!!! I have not been able to get the motivation needed to follow through and I am beating myself up every time I look in the mirror. Perhaps we could help each other! I will subscribe to your blog so I can get inspiration from your journey! God Bless!

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/19/2012 8:38AM

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Here is a jumpstart Sparked hug from me!
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LINDAMARIEZ1 8/19/2012 8:37AM

    will do but remember the journey is not a smooth one!!!

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A shocking Pleasant Discovery

Friday, November 11, 2011

Well today I went to the store to try on a size 14 jean. I was hoping I would fit in it even if it was tight but I wanted to just see so I picked up the jeans and decided what the heck I picked up a size 12 cuz I figured if the 14 fit then I would try on the 12 to see how far I needed to go to get into them so.. I headed to the dressing room and tried the 14 on and Yikes they were a little loose so I tried on the 12 and double yikes they fit. I couldn't believe it so I went and got a 14 and 12 of another jean that was NOT a stretch fabric jean and to my surprise the 14 were a little loose and the 12's fit. I let out a WOOO HOOO right in the store. I didn't try on a 10 I figured I wasn't going to push it and didn't want anything to take me down from the high I am on right now. Well that was my shocking pleasant discovery and I wanted to share it with my SP friends/ supporters. Thanks for being there for me. Another 2 goals met emoticon

  
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LJC10PERCENT 11/13/2011 8:40AM

    Wonderful! Wonderful!

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KERRYG155 11/11/2011 9:35PM

    emoticon emoticon That's fantastic and I'm glad you didn't push it. Keep that high going!

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MTPOETNH 11/11/2011 8:40PM

    It is such a great feeling !! Congrats !! emoticon emoticon Peggy

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YIWEN39 11/11/2011 7:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 11/11/2011 2:10PM

    Way to go!

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PLATINUM755 11/11/2011 1:42PM

    Fabu-tastic! emoticon Keep up the good work!

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MILLISMA 11/11/2011 1:26PM

    emoticonfor you!!! emoticon

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Continuing my weight loss journey......

Friday, November 04, 2011

I started my journey in March of 2008. I had a toenail removed and couldn't sleep cuz it was hurting so I stayed up and watched the news. That's where SparkPeople came into my life.
I told my husband about it the next morning and he thought it sounded great and encourage me to check it out so I did. I joined immediately and started my journey. The next month my husband saw what it was doing for me and he joined. We were both having success in losing. Tom has continued faithfully logging his food,exercising and posting ever since. I myself got overwhelmed and extremely stressed with work and my grown children's problems that I went back to eating my old ways I stopped logging anything in and slowly gained back 24 the 49 pounds I had lost. I started back up with Spark and lost some of it then held steady gaining and losing a pound here and there. I have eliminated the huge stresses in my life... work I stepped down from management and all the stress went with it and grown children.. I decided they have to live there own life I can't live it for them they make their own choices. So with that said I have committed myself to losing this weight. I know I can do it and I have changed my ULTIMATE goal from under 150 to 135. I never dreamed I could until now. I have so much support in my husband and friends at home and on Spark that I am going to achieve that ultimate goal. I want to be one of those inspirational people that others look up to and say she did it so can I like all the inspirational people I read about here everyday. 135 LOOKOUT HERE I COME! emoticon

  
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MILLISMA 11/4/2011 7:45PM

    emoticonI'm cheering you on!

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TWNOMWE 11/4/2011 1:03PM

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take it one day at a time.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 11/4/2011 11:52AM

    emoticonand how wonderful you have a husband involved in SP too!

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