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weekend of fun

Monday, May 17, 2010

I had an awesome weekend. Friday was my best friends birthday, she hit the big 34 so we went to the Hollos and Archivers which are 2 really awesome scrapbooking stores about an hour away from where we live. Archivers= my version of heaven- like a kid in a candy store. We had lunch at this very cool restaurant called Steak On a Stone. They serve you your steak on a 700 degree volcanic rock and you cook each bite individually- great steak. then since it was her birthday and friends don't let friends eat dessert alone, I ordered a triple chocolate cake which was so rich I couldn't finish it. Saturday was my friend Mary Jo's Spring scrapbooking day and I did all her demo's for her, love that so much fun, surrounded by cookies and ate about a billion. Today went out for lunch with the family and had a bacon and cheese omelet.

Well my weekend of fun is over and now atonement must begin. I gotta get back to the plan and back to the gym. Eclipse is coming soon and I gotta really press it to hit my goal. My throat is getting sore- think I may be getting sick- oh well at least I won't be as hungry;)

  
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TRIPLE_EMME 5/18/2010 12:36PM

    Glad to read that you had such a fun weekend. emoticon

I love scrapbooking!!! Just never have time for that these days!

Way to get back on track, too!

Have a healthy week!

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BLONDEDOG 5/17/2010 3:41PM

    Sounds like so much fun....of course what I focused in on was "Eclipse is coming soon"!!!!!!! It really is!!!! YAY! Too bad Breaking Dawn is so far away!

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CASUSK 5/17/2010 10:23AM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! I hope you aren't getting sick, summer colds are the worst. Feel better soon.

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-DYET- 5/17/2010 8:27AM

    Sounds like you had a great day!

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MISSION_MOMMA 5/17/2010 8:03AM

    Got to tell that 34 is NOT the big one.... :) just sayin'. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend full of indulgence yet know what you need to do to get back on track. I hope you aren't sick. That can certainly take the fun out of everything. I love Archivers too. Everything is so shiny...

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LADYNETTIE 5/17/2010 12:44AM

    Wow interesting way to cook a steak at a restaurant! Makes sense, that way it will be cooked exactly the way you like it! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend
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On a roll !!!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Hey there spark-peeps

May has been a great month so far. Only problem, I need more carbs. I was once a carboholic, so I find this kind of ironic. Now I crave protein. It's funny how my cravings have changed. SO I'm going to try to fit more carbs in my meal plan this week.

Resetting my goal has really helped put me in the right frame of mind and I feel like I am finally back in the zone. I am still keeping my calories a little on the higher side, trying to lose it slowly and consistently. Shooting for 2.5 lbs. per week, if I lose more great.

Hope you are having a great month too. Jules

  
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LIQUEURLADY 5/6/2010 3:05PM

    You are doing SO great! Keep up the good work -- YAY you!

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TRIPLE_EMME 5/6/2010 10:05AM

    I'm so glad that May is being an awesome month for you!

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CASUSK 5/5/2010 9:54PM

    I'm glad your having such success. I may have to reset my goals to kick start me again. I have to say adding carbs would not be my problem, I struggle with protein. Once again if we were one person.... we would be perfect. emoticon

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MISSION_MOMMA 5/5/2010 7:24PM

    Be happy to throw you a few of my carbs. That is interesting how your body has changed over to protein. Why do you think that happened? And I must say I see the humor in your blog title related to carbs - tee hee. emoticon

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A week and month in review.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Hey sparkpeeps-

The month of April, started strong and ended strong- middle was complete crap. After the see-saw I ended the month with a 2.8 lb. lost. Best I can say about that is at least it is a loss, and not a gain.

Last week- was an awesome week , lost 6.2 lbs. this week!!!! monthly visitor came this week so some definitely due to that. Still, stuck to the plan all week, was consistent at the gym - all that good stuff. If I can keep this up I'll hit that 85lb. mark for sure.

Month of May- keeping the goals basic so I stick to them.
*Calories between 1300-1500 per day( it ain't a race- consistency is key.)

*Fitness minutes at least 120 minutes per week (3 40 minute days)

*Earn 700 spark points this month ( being here more often keeps me focused)

*Being accountable to my friend Jennis everyday.

Post my weight in my status every day- my be extreme , but it really keeps me honest.


And last but not least , Let's all make May the best month this year. The 23rd marks my 1yr. weight loss anniversary - yep, got off my butt almost one year ago- it's been the best year off my life - luv y'all Jules

  
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MCMPOOH43 5/5/2010 4:35PM

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TRIPLE_EMME 5/3/2010 12:04PM

    I wish you the best May ever!!!

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CASUSK 5/1/2010 11:16AM

    I'm glad your month ended well. I know its hard to lose the same weight over and over again. I know this month is going to be your month. You are going to great I can feel it! Go Jules!!!! emoticon

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RSSSLHB 5/1/2010 8:52AM

    emoticonjob keep it up

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Getting real and resetting some goals.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I have been struggling with this decision. My original goals were to lose 50lbs. by New Moon premier, which i did (63 actually:) and to lose 100 lbs. by the Eclipse premier, I need to face facts ,that this is not gonna happen. So today I bit the bullet and reset my goals to a difficult but more realistic 85 lbs. by 06/30/10. This is still 2.5 lb. per week and I'll have to work my a** of to reach it, but it is goal that I can attain. I don't know what happened between November and today but that is in the past and I'm wiping the slate clean and starting again today. That 100 lb goal was hanging over my head like a guillotine- no more.

Here's to new goals, new determination and being down 85 lbs. by the end of June.

I'll be posting my weight in my status daily, and adding my friend Jennis as an accountability partner- I gotta email her the good the bad and the ugly every day. just doing the things we need to do excercise (atleast 4 days per week) stay between 1400-1500 cals per day, drinking water, yada yada yada.

peace out - jules.

  
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MCMPOOH43 4/27/2010 11:39AM

    emoticon great plan! I'm going to be resetting mine a little also!

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LIQUEURLADY 4/27/2010 10:57AM

    Good going to take stock of what's really happening and act on that! rock on!

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TRIPLE_EMME 4/27/2010 10:00AM

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I think it is a very healthy approach to step back, re-assess and make a new plan of action. Having an accountability partner is a GREAT idea!

You can totally ROCK this!!!

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CASUSK 4/26/2010 8:33PM

    I think you have made a very good decision to reset your goal. I know it had to be a hard one to make. Your new one is definitely more attainable and if you are anything like me an unattainable goal just taunts with failure. I know you are going to make it. Think of how great you'll look at the Eclipse premier. You are going to be smokin' emoticon

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DEVITIA 4/26/2010 5:14PM

    Good luck! Nice job take a step back and creating a new goal that feels better. Take care!

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DEVITIA 4/26/2010 5:14PM

    Good luck! Nice job take a step back and creating a new goal that feels better. Take care!

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Whataya want from me????

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

" Just don't give up- I'm working it out- just don't give in, I won't let you down, it messed me up need a second to breathe.....Whataya want from me???? - Adam Lambert "whataya want from me" lyrics.

This week, I dedicate this song to myself. Last week was my sons IEP meeting at school and this was just a huge ball of stress, I knew it was coming- I thought I was ready, I had a plan, ..... not so much with the actual following of said plan.

Little history, My son Shawn is Autistic- He is the best kid in the world and you will never find anyone who tries harder. But Our relationship with his school district has been contentious at best, Federal Violation, mediation, attorneys....you get the picture. Well we fought hard last year and we secured an aide and other important accommodations which have made a huge difference in his life this school year. But in order to keep these things going we kinda have to prove that he still needs them and these meeting are always very stressful. Last week I let the stress eat me alive - I literally rolled over and pulled the covers over my head and kinda checked out for a while. The meeting went OK Thank God. But I medicated myself with food and did not hit the gym- you know all the things that make me feel better- I didn't do them - and it sucked.

I gained 7lbs. - yep, 7 lbs. months of work down the drain. This was the recording playing in my head Saturday night. "you can't do this, you have been stuck losing the same 5-7 lbs. for months now- maybe you don't have it in you anymore"

Then you know what? I saw my sister - she works 2 jobs and just graduated - so we weren't seeing each other as often as we'd like. And she said she was totally amazed by how great I looked, she said I reminded her of the Julie from high school. I complained that I had gained 5 lbs. back and she said " "You lost 70 lbs. you know how hard that is? your body has been through so much change- it was a stressful week- What do you want? - give yourself a break ." And you know what she's right, I really needed to take a second and breathe and remember I have lost 70lbs. in the last 10 months- that is freakin amazing and I am not done yet- it may come off a little slower but it will come off - I can do this, I have done this, I will do this.

My sister joined the Y this week and said I inspired her to lose weight- she has been eating healthier and worked out 5 days last week and 2 this week- I just came form there and we sweated our a**es off on that elliptical. I am so proud of her, and thankful she was there to stop my pity spiral. Last week sucked, this week is better . I want to keep going , and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.

Jules

  
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LIQUEURLADY 4/25/2010 7:04PM

    I am so glad your sister was there, both for her own inspiration and to help you out of your discouragement. Your autistic son needs a champion for him, and he needs that champion healthy. You are also modelling for him a way (not) to manage stress, so he's able to make good choices when he can. No one bats 1.000, so it's real important to learn and know that even when you've done not so well at the last at-bat, it's time to take the best shot the next time around. You're going to get this done! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRIPLE_EMME 4/22/2010 3:21PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your stressful week!

Stress can derail me, too.

It sounds like you are back on track. That is the important part. Stop focusing on your setback and be proud of your accomplishments. 70 pounds lost!!! I'm so proud of you!


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MICHCLEARY 4/21/2010 10:37PM

    Great blog. Sometimes I think some of that weight is just all the guilt we carry around and beat ourselves up with. I know you can do it. We've been on here along time cheering each other on!

I hope you have a better week. Let me know if I can help. I need you on here to do our Eclipse countdown!!!! How many days is it anyway.

Hugs,

Michele
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CASUSK 4/21/2010 8:24PM

    I am right there with you Jules. For some reason stress seems to totally derail me. Like you I don't just have a bad day, I totally check out of everything I've been doing. It takes a few days but I'll come out, usually heavier and disappointed. It's a vicious cycle, but we are more aware of it then we were before. I'm proud of you for losing those 70 pounds. I can't wait until I can say that. It was a bad week but you are back on track now and ready to shed those pounds again. You are successful not for what you've done but for what you continue to do. You rock and you inspire so many of us.

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