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I'm Doing This

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I'm finally doing this. I've never felt so amazing in my life. I'm proud of myself and confident that I am going to make it to the end and finally hit my goal weight, hopefully by the end of the year. I've tried so many different ways to lose weight and I have never been successful. This time is different. It's been a little over 2 weeks since I started this plan and I haven't cheated once. That's a big deal for me. I'm notorious for cheating because I tend to obsess over everything when I'm dieting. In the past I feel like I always thought about food. What was I going to eat and obsessing over the foods that I couldn't have. After I ate I always thought about when I could eat again. This time is so different. It just seems so easy to me. That scares me a little because I'm not used to not obsessing over food all the time. It's a wonderful feeling. It's become like second nature to me. I don't crave all the sweets anymore. I am noticing that I have more energy too. I used to wake up in the morning and feel like I hadn't even slept. Now I wake up and am ready to go. I feel like this is my path to a healthier, happier me and I'm loving it!

  
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BRITTANY_22 4/19/2009 5:30AM

    That's so awesome girl!! Keep it up and be sooo proud of yourself :)

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GABRIELLEVA 4/13/2009 7:12PM

    YAY!!! So proud of you Kara! Keep up the good work :)

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ARIZONAROSE 4/8/2009 10:17AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonAwesome Kara!!

Go KaraGo!! Your making some great progress!! Wishing you lots of continued success!! YOU can do it!! I know you can!!

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Starting Fresh

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Man, it's been a long time since I've stopped to write a blog entry. The last few months have been rough. I completely fell off track and let myself go AGAIN! When life gets tough, which it has been a struggle lately, I tend to rely on food to get me through. I can't for the life of me figure out why I do that. It's something that I really need to get under control if I ever want to make a go at this weight loss journey. I came across the Fat Smash Diet by Dr. Ian Smith and I instantly felt like it was something that I could do and live with forever. I started it 9 days ago and these 9 days have been hard. It's like a "detox" phase, but I made it and it feels wonderful. I'm proud that I made the commitment and I stuck to it for once in my life. I lost 6 lbs. in those 9 days and am absolutely thrilled. I'm off to Phase 2 feeling confident that I can do this and really lose this weight once and for all. I'm hoping to lose an average of about 2lbs a week give or take and I will meet my goal by the end of the year. If I put my mind to it I know I can make it happen. I made a resolution at the beginning of the year that 2009 would be the last year I would remain overweight and I actually think I am going to accomplish that goal. I can't imagine starting a New Year not making some kind of resolution about weight loss. 2010 just may be the year that I don't! That's just exciting! Such a motivation!!

  
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SASSYMOMMIE 4/3/2009 2:26AM

    So happy to see yea posting. Yea have been terribly missed. I know life can get us and knowing that is part of the battle toward regaining our lives back. Keep up the great work cause yea are so worth it and so much more!! I am so happy yea found something that yea feel yea can do to help yea on your weight loss journey. Congrats on the 6 pound loss...keep it going!!

Sassy

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SHANSHE 4/2/2009 8:00PM

    YAY!!!!! I have missed you around here! I am thrilled to hear you have found something you think you can live with for the rest of your life, THAT is simply wonderful.... BECAUSE, this is a lifetime thing anyway!

6 pounds lost is GREAT and you have that exercising under control girlfriend!

Hope you can blog again soon!
Shan

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ARIZONAROSE 4/2/2009 11:22AM

    Nice to see a post Kara!! And I totally understand as this is the blog or close to one I need to write as well!! Sounds like you are back on track though and have a plan! I know YOU can do it girl!! And YOU definitely deserve it!!

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LTSOFFN 4/2/2009 11:02AM

    For exercise I've been doing the Biggest Loser Bootcamp video 5 times a week. I also ride my stationary bike at night while I watch TV. I'm going to start jogging/walking outside this week as the weather gets nicer! Thanks for the comment!

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STEVEISAWESOME 4/2/2009 10:59AM

  Blogging helps me ALOT. I find it refreshing to be able to say what I want without being attacked. Good luck with your plan WORK the PLAN! You mentions the food but what are you doing for exercise ...I have finally become addicted to doing something other that eating my stress away.

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Realizations

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Well I went to my Weight Watchers meeting tonight and they revealed their new plan. It's called the Momentum plan and I am really excited about it. It's not all that different from the old plan but it focuses on eating more foods that are more filling for you. That is an area that I really lack in. It's so easy to just eat whatever as long as you stay withing your calorie/points. ranges, but in actuality when we do that we aren't caring for our bodies the way we should. My biggest realization was that eating the filling foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc. it's about making changes that will stick with me forever. Also becoming very important is listening to my body's hunger signals. When we listen to when our body really needs food we are eating to live instead of living to eat. This is something that I have struggled with my entire life because I am an emotional eater. It's so hard to break away from that. I'm getting better at it, but it's hard. I think this new plan is going to do great things for me. I'm excited to train myself to eat the way I know I should have been eating for years. Once it becomes second nature to choose veggies over french fries or something similar, I will really feel like I've made a great accomplishment.

  
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KATHYBFIT 12/15/2008 10:06AM

    FANTASTIC! I KNOW THAT YOU WILL SUCCEED WITH THIS NEW PLAN. SOUNDS PERFECT! THE WAY WE SHOULD ALL EAT.

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SKINNYJEN7 12/13/2008 6:50AM

    I'm glad you liked the new plan. The part about eating only when you're hungry is especially intriguing to me. It's something I too have always struggled with. I would love to be able to focus more on that. If you learn any fabulous tips let me know!

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HEAVENLYCHILD83 12/11/2008 11:44PM

    Those are great ideas for filling foods. I know you can change your diet to incooperate more of them in your meals. Good luck making those changes and like you said you'll feel better making those healthier choices for life.

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ARIZONAROSE 12/11/2008 10:18PM

    We have our WW meeting tomorrow think that is when we hear about the new plan.

French fries are a hard one for me to pass up on emoticon But I do better and don't have them often! emoticon

Your doing great! I know you will continue to improve. So many ofus are emotional eaters and it is hard to recognize and then make the changes! Your doing it though!! emoticon emoticon

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SHANSHE 12/11/2008 10:17PM

    This sounds totally AWESOME!!!! I am so happy that you are excited about it! Excitement makes us do better almost automatically it seems!
Shan

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RENA1965 12/11/2008 10:13PM

    Weight watchers was a better program in the old days before the points system, other companies are now cashing in on this idea with satisifaction and have been doing it for ages.. I will be a life time member 2 years week 9 next year without paying for a single meeting, since I changed to another company.

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October Goals

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I can't believe it's October ALREADY! Where does the time go? Before we know it Christmas will be here. That's a scary thought. This year is really flying by. Anyway....For the month of October I really want to concentrate on staying on track and committing to getting out of the 200's. Right now I'm at 207.2. I don't have far to go. I really want to be 199 by Halloween. I know that will be a challenge, but if I really put my mind to it and work my butt off I know I can do it. I also want to really work on drinking water. I've been struggling with this a lot lately. I don't know how I got off track with this, but I have and it's time to step up and re-focus. I know how important water is to this process so I need to start getting it in. Here's to a Happy Healthy October!

  
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SHANSHE 10/7/2008 4:01AM

    You have 2 more pounds to lose than I do, BUT, I would like to be out of the 300's by the end of October and you would like to be out of the 200's by then, so surely we can do this together, right?
Shan

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ARIZONAROSE 10/4/2008 2:06AM

    Time is definitely flying by!!! Your doing great Kara!! Some great goals and I know your going to reach them!!! Just keep moving forward girl!!! I'm impressed with how well your doing!!

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SASSYMOMMIE 10/3/2008 1:44PM

    emoticon on setting October goals and moving forward. I know yea can reach that 199 goal yea have set. Keep working hard and pushing forward. Am here cheering yea on!!!

emoticon emoticonGO, KARA GO!!!

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KATHYBFIT 10/2/2008 11:22PM

    You are on a roll, girl! Look how great you're doing this challenge! Reaching 199 by Halloween is something I know that you can do!!! I'm rooting for ya! emoticon

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JILLIANWILLIAN 10/2/2008 9:43PM

    Oh to be below 200 - what a great goal - I'm envious! I know what you mean about getting our water in. I've really had to force myself lately too - think it's because of the weather which is cooling off to a definte "FALL" feeling, and I can't seem to convince myself that cold water is what I want. So, I've begun to drink HOT water with a squish of lemon - working so far!

Good luck with convincing your husband about the Wii Fit - it really is fun - I've even managed to get my husband on it - which I'm sure is responsible for 1 lb of my loss due to all of my giggling... great fun!

Jillian

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TABBERDOODLE 10/1/2008 11:27PM

    Good Luck with your October goals! I am also struggling a bit, but we can do it!!

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HEAVENLYCHILD83 10/1/2008 10:58PM

    Good luck on your Halloween goal. I'm sure you'll have no problems getting there if you do work hard. and yes, the water is very important. i know it helps me a lot becuz then i eat less, lol.

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Weekend Plans

Friday, September 19, 2008

I have been really making some great progress since I started Weight Watchers. I'm officially down 6.8 lbs. and it feels great. I've set a mini goal for myself to be 199 by Halloween so I've been working hard at the gym 5 days a week taking fitness classes and really doing my best to get this weight off. On the weekends though I tend to slack just a little bit. I don't exercise as much and sometimes I let me eating get off track a bit. This weekend I vow not to SLACK! I want to get some exercise in whether it be playing with my kids out in the yard, going for a walk, riding bikes, or whatever. I also want to really focus on drinking lots and lots of water. I tend to lose that habit on the weekends too because we tend to get so busy. Being healthy is a lifestyle change and I want to make it something that I practice everyday and not just during the week.

  
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SHANSHE 9/20/2008 5:10PM

    That is a good plan, I am sure you are doing well at following it too!
Shan

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HEAVENLYCHILD83 9/19/2008 5:44PM

    yeah the weekends change everything don't they, lol. but it sounds like you are focused on doing it. that is great. don't forget to let us know how you did.

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ARIZONAROSE 9/19/2008 3:53PM

    Your doing great!! 6.8 lbs!!! emoticon YOU Go girl!! I knew you could do it!! emoticon

Wishing you lots and lots of continued success!!

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CHGEMYSZE4LYFE 9/19/2008 10:56AM

    I am a member of weight watcher's also. I started Weight watchers Wednesday, so it has only been 2 days for me so far. I hope we can help motivate each other to reach our goal.

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