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I'm back!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Got sick a week. Had sweet and salty cravings for a week. One thing let to another with no tracking of the food. I kept exercising without tracking it either. So it has been a month!

I've decided not to give up.

So here I go again...

  
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TKAYSMILES 5/5/2011 11:47AM

    Yea! It's always the first step to come back!! One small step at a time, you can do it!! Have an awesome day!!

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Finally Catching On

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I didn't think too much about it. I didn't think all day about food. I had a decent breakfast this morning and during my tennis round robin felt a little shaky. I decided to go into the gym and get whatever snack they had available to stabilize my blood sugar and /or give me some energy. Bought a Luna Bar (never had one - didn't stress about it being 170 calories - just knew I needed to eat something). I ate one serving of leftovers from last night's dinner for lunch and a banana. Snacked on some M&M's at my mom's house and didn't feel bad about it. Ate cereal and milk for dinner with a tangerine and decided to record everything - and wishing I hadn't eaten the M&M's. GUESS WHAT? I met all my goals!!!! I was in calorie range as well as carbohydrate, protein and fat range!!! Wow - I'm finally catching on....one day at a time...

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SBLACKWELL93 3/16/2011 9:46PM

    And it gets easier and easier as time goes on. emoticon

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REBELKATE 3/16/2011 9:37PM

  WTG! Doesnt it feel great to log our food and actually see how good we're doing?!

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Honesty

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

What happens when you lose a few pounds, post it and then gain it back! I'm sure I'm not the only one. I don't want to do the weigh in until I lose it again. I guess I need to insist that weigh in is on Sunday and I post whether I like it or not!
I'm trying to set up incentives for myself -but should I put that I have to keep the weight off for at least a week before I get my "prize". Any thoughts out there....

  
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JUMPKIM 2/6/2011 10:21AM

    Thanks for the insight! I think I'll give myself a week and go ahead and celebrate with a prize. I'll be less likely to give in to a tiny gain if I've cashed in already. Great advice. emoticon

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MPALMER15 2/5/2011 8:58PM

    When my weight would creep up instead of down, I always gave myself a week to get it back to where it was. This is because sodium or TOM could be at play. If I didn't get back down to my ticker number in a week, then I knew it was a real gain and changed my ticker. Waiting that week also motivated me greatly to work my butt off to make sure I didn't have to show a gain on my ticker.

As for waiting to get your "prize," I tried to have the mindset of never going back. In other words, if the scale showed 149.5, I "owned" that number in my mind and did whatever I could to NOT let myself get back into the 150s. If you think that you might waiver a bit, then definitely wait to reward yourself until you are well established at or below the number goal you set.

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Emotional Eating

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Emotional Eating always sneaks up on me. It seems like I don't realize it until a little damage is done, then I'm discouraged and just continue. Yesterday I found out the mom of one of my school friends (elementary-high) passed away. It didn't really set in until the kids were in bed and I was on my own. I had already run my nutrition report after dinner because my intention was that if I craved something I would just drink herbal tea. I was within my range for all four categories. Then it hit and I grabbed two handfuls of trail mix - which is not bad for you but put me over my ranges for the day and then I went on to tortilla chips. Wish I could recognize what's going on earlier and re-direct myself. I tend to do this more when my husband is out of town which he was last night.

My boo hoo is over! Snow is starting to melt! Ready for a new day!

  
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JUMPKIM 1/17/2011 7:23AM

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KATIECALLOS 1/16/2011 9:15PM

    I speak from way too much experience - It sounds to me like you have already started to recognize it... The first step, figuring out that is what you are doing. (even if it happens after the fact) Soon you will know what is going on between the trail mix and tortilla chips.... Next you will know when you are walking to get the trail mix. Give yourself credit, you know what happened...

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Getting Stuck!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm so pleased today. I dipped just under 135. But sometimes I get stuck! I tend to get stuck at the 5s and 10s. I am so busy congratulating myself that I give myself little treats that are food related and then I get stuck at the 5 and 10 milestones of weight loss.

My status today is "slow and steady wins the race". I'm focusing on consistency and congratulating myself with non-caloric treats.

With the ice over the "snow pack" here in Georgia (no we've never been able to say snow pack around here before!) I have not been to the gym, but I have been faithful to do the 28 Day-Bootcamp video, 30 min of cardio and a few challenges from my teams here at home.

I've gone over my calories once or twice, gone over carbs once and gone over fats a few times, but not by much. I've decided to not give up - progress not perfection. emoticon

  
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JUMPKIM 1/13/2011 4:26PM

    You are so right! I have a spa gift card from Christmas that I'm saving for when I hit 129 - hopefully by the end of February. Thanks for the suggestions.

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MIKCHER 1/13/2011 11:48AM

    You need to find some none food related rewards for your milestones. New Jeans, new hair style, new shoes - something that will be exciting for you and not ruin all that hard work!

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