Thursday, January 05, 2012
Well, I didnít win Biggest Loser at school and I am okay with that because a friend of mine did who is following right in my footsteps and jumping on this ďhealthy lifestyleĒ bandwagon (GO CARLEE!) did. However since winter vacation, (which has only been 4 days), I canít seem to get my full out motivation back. I mean I am back to working out at least 4 days a week and still love the gym but the munchies I get at night are killing me! I kind of let myself ďcheatĒ over winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2) and I didnít track. Although I didnít go nuts, I mean maybe I ate more cookies and carbs than I *normally* would, but itís not like I ate fast food or junk all week. And I also took a break from the gym. MissyStar1980 and I just completed Jamie Easonís Livefit 12 week program so I felt entitled to a break ;) However, I am back at the gym now and back to tracking. I just donít know how to not binge snack at night. It is SOO hard. And I am hungry, I swear. I am not just eating out of boredom. I have been exceeding my calorie range (1200-1550) by like 400-500 a day! Ahhh! Not to mention I gained like 10 lbs back that needs to come off asap! This is really a vicious cycle.
I feel like maybe getting back into the SP website and not just tracking on my phone will help me out a bit. I am going to try to write a blog at least once a week and spend time catching up with Sparkies and new added friends for this month. Hopefully, the motivation will find its way back. I miss the 150s =(
Thanks for reading/letting me vent. I appreciate any tips/support you have to offer. =)
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Well, I am 10 months into my healthy lifestyle and I must say that Spark People has changed my life for the better. I'm not sure I would be as successful as I have been if I didn't Spark faithfully for the past 10 months. I have met some WONDERFUL people on SP and they have given me such support and hope.
I started this journey in late January of this year to help me in the Biggest Loser competition I do at my job. I wanted to cry when the school nurse weighed me and I saw that I weighed 209 lbs. I barely fit in my clothes and refused to buy a bigger size (than a 12). This was my breaking point. I needed to lose weight, to feel better about myself, gain the energy I once had, and most importantly get back into my jeans and out of those damn yoga pants!! ;)
Now in early October, I am currently 157, in a size 7/8 and still tracking and exercising religiously. I promised myself this would be a lifestyle change and that I will not break. I am currently doing Jamie Eason's 12 week Live Fit program with MissyStar1980 and the ST is intense! I love it! And I love that Missy keeps me on my toes too! Although, I am not following the clean eating portion exactly, I am feeling stronger and starting to get the definition I have always wanted. I still try to run and once Cardio is incorporated back into the workouts in Phase II, I will make it a goal to run more often. (Although, I can still run a 10 min mile...HOLLLLA!)
Many people have asked me for advice, and if there is one thing I think is the most important, it's tracking calories and not giving up. Everyone has a bad meal, hell sometimes we have a crappy day altogether. Just know that tomorrow is a new day and get back on track!
Thursday, September 01, 2011
WE ARE DONE WITH THIS CHALLENGE!
Just to reflect on the past month, I have stayed more accountable when I thought I wanted to cheat myself and not track everything, so that is positive! I could have exercised more this month, I think I started to slack a bit. And I FINALLY can say I accomplished my Motivation/Organization goal and cleaned my room! Yahhh!
:::UPDATE:::: Day 29
**Nutrition: 1508. But I can honestly say I did not track everything, and could have made better decisions eating wise. Blahh
**Fitness: Totally lost track/confused myself with the week, I guess it should be 5? Who knows!? But I motivated myself to do JM Week 3 Ripped workout and Week 1 on 6 Week 6Pack..holla for getting back to ST!
**Motivation: Still clean, need to do some last minute putting away before the first day of school!
:::UPDATE::: Day 30
**Nutrition: Stayed within my calories, 1399, did awesome!
**Fitness: Week 5 - Went for a run today///4.25 mi but had to walk some of it!
**Motivation: Finally gave my sister a bag of clothes, only one more to get out of my house!
On a POSITIVE note: Took Bean (my niece)to the park today, she had LOADS of fun =)
I am GRATEFUL for: keeping organized ;) i love it!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Soooo in preparing for Hurricane Irene, I stopped at Walmart to get some
'last minute things' and was looking for JM No More Trouble Zones and ended up with cookie dough...hmm how convenient! I automatically thought because I would be stuck inside that I could eat whatever my little heart desires...BLAH! Not good. Plus, I can't exericse since I couldn't run/jog outside. So needless to say not a successful day. (And going to Sliders for drinks just added to my bad decisions...)
**Nutrition: Stayed within my calories, 1675, but didn't make the best choices eating wise!
**Fitness: Week 3 - 1 out of 3 runs complete! No fitness today.
On a POSITIVE note: I have a safe place to stay for this hurricane!
I am GRATEFUL for: Not much damage to my property in this storm.
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