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My struggles...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Two years ago I began another weight loss journey.....I lost 50lbs. I felt the best that I had felt in a VERY long time. For the last two years....I have BATTLED to keep the weight off, but it just continued to go back on. Today I have gained all of the 50 lbs back :-( It's very discouraging...but I can say that I never completely gave up. I felt like my body was working very hard to get that weight back. (You may not understand...but I honestly felt like my body was trying to gain). As hard as I tried to keep it off, the more I craved and gave in. Not only that, I got lazy and quit working out regular. Last week I did pretty good on healthy eating, and then the weekend came along. I went out to dinner with my husband on Friday night, then I just spiraled out of control all weekend. Eating things like pizza, chicken fries, cookies and ice cream. I am just being honest. Why can't I stay faithful to myself. For someone who wakes up every morning to the disappointment of my weight being the first thing on my mind....you would think that I could stay faithful :-(

It feels like I've been cursed. But nonetheless....I've got to keep trying. I bought a new workout dvd this weekend. Bob Harpers beginners workout------> It didn't feel like a beginners workout. I honestly cried and prayed while I was working out. I'm not giving up.

I'm sorry for being so negative today....just need a shoulder to cry on. BOOOO....Whaaa

  
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KELLIGIRL523 1/25/2012 8:48AM

    It's a new year.... a great time for a new start!

I lost and gained back 20 pounds last year. Not good. BUT - I got it back together and I've gotten rid of 8 pounds so far this month! Crazy!

I have this written in dry erase marker on my bathroom mirror:

You have CHOICES! HOW and WHAT you choose will determine your ultimate outcome!

Everything - good or bad - is a choice. How will you choose?

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BAKER1009 1/25/2012 8:34AM

    I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner!
Just hang in there...remember that you are human. It sounds like you could use some support. Our team (Why Can't I Stop Eating) is still very active, and we'd all love to help you on your journey. Maybe you could stop by and check in? Never know, it might be the nudge you need!
Hope you're enjoying that new DVD! I've been slacking on exercise, and every time I try something beginner, I think "Really?!" LOL!
Hang in there, you are worth it!!

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KATRINAWINDHAM 1/23/2012 5:21PM

    Amy, I am so glad you're here venting to us. It's SO hard. I was talking with my husband yesterday about how it seems that our bodies remember our highest weights and just WANT to be back up there again. It's a constant fight and struggle to maintain weightloss. But with support, I know you can regain your healthy lifestyle and begin to feel great about yourself again.
We are here for you, and we're all in this battle together! I've been working out consistently for the past 3 months and have been losing/regaining the same 5 pounds over and over again.
Keep pressing on, and just take small steps. The hardest part is getting back into a routine--once you make small routines, you can add to it--but start small and you'll feel great about the little victories!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/18/2012 7:34AM

    I totally understand that feeling where it's hard to lose but easy to gain what you just lost. Been riding that roller coaster for the last several months but this year going to hold myself more accountable, especially on weekends where I undo most of my efforts. emoticon and don't give up. emoticon

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SAPHRAEL 1/16/2012 11:44AM

    Oh, dear, I'm definitely qualified to commiserate with you!

It's a rare moment when weight loss isn't on my mind. It's so easy to let your guard down and revert to bad habits, isn't it?

I don't know if I agree that it will ever click. Maybe it's because of the New Year, but I've seen alot of sparkers lately coming back and saying they gained what they lost. Maybe the idea of it getting easier is a pipe dream. That said, I'm steeling myself to succeed anyway. I'd love to prove myself wrong and one day be able to say, "I got this!"

We're not there yet, but let's keep trying. What have we got to lose?

You can do it, Amy. Just go back to the drawing board, reset those goals and plan out specific steps you'll take to get there.

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COMMITTEDTOME 1/16/2012 10:58AM

    Keep your chin up, girl! I am right there with you -- regained 50 lbs (plus a few more) that I worked so hard to lose...and am finding it hard to stay focused this time around...
just keep working at it, and finally it will click -- good luck :)

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30 by 30 Challenge....

Friday, April 08, 2011

So, I'm turning the BIG 3-0 this year :( Yep....I don't like the sounds of it, but guess there's nothing I can do about it, except stay healthy and youthful. I was thinking about it yesterday, and decided that I'm gonna challenge myself. I want to lose 30lbs by my 30th Birthday (Nov. 8). That's just under 5 lbs a month, so I know that it's definitely attainable!

I weighed right around 210 on Monday, so I want to be down to 180 by my birthday. I know I can do this! I want it soooo bad. I have been around 200 + my entire adult life...so at 180 I would feel like a skinny minny. (Probably not, but I would feel much better about myself).

I know the key to this challenge is to continue exercising and eating healthy. Just good ol hard work.

  
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NEENSTER1 4/13/2011 5:48PM

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ANGEL_GRAVER 4/11/2011 12:13PM

    A very attainable goal!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 4/11/2011 10:07AM

    You can do it!!!!

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TISHA80 4/11/2011 1:24AM

    Wow! We have the same birthday! I turned 30 last year, though. I was not looking forward to it at all, but it's not so bad, now. I have a goal to feel better than I did at 21 by the time I turn 31. We can do it! I know we can!
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LYNETTEXRENEE 4/8/2011 11:18AM

    great inspiration! you will do that and more if you stick with it! ts the perfect time now, during the summer its so much easier to be active!
good luck! :)

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SHERLYN-WILL 4/8/2011 10:20AM

    AMY.. YOU CAN DO that for sure! NO question..


for a second when I read your title.. I thought you meant 30 by 30 DAYS... and I was like whoa!!!!

LOL

Make it a great eating day.. and MOVING day!!!

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BAKER1009 4/8/2011 10:09AM

    That is a great challenge, and I know you can do it! Keep checking in with the team, we'll support you 110%! Go get'em!!

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TWO-TOO-MUCH 4/8/2011 9:53AM

    That seems like a very reasonable goal, Amy -- I KNOW you can do it. :)

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Taking this one day at a time....

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I know that the key to this weight loss journey is consistency. And I know that I haven't been consistent. I may be good during the week and blow it on the weekend. Or I might be good for a couple days, and then off a couple days. That's no way to win this battle!!

I'm gonna work hard to stay consistent. And you know what? I'm gonna reward myself too. This week I've been on track with my eating and exercise. My goal is to stay on track each day, and track my food on spark.

As far as exercise goes....I'm doing Jillians shred 3 days this week and Zumba 2 days. I may add more, but this is what I'm committing to.

If I can stay on track the entire week- I'm gonna buy myself something. I don't know what yet, but something.

I'm gonna get this stinkin weight off!!!!

  
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BAKER1009 4/7/2011 8:20AM

    Rewards are important on this journey! We have to have a sense of accomplishment in order to keep moving forward! You can do this, and I know you will! I'm glad you joined in on the challenge, the team is so supportive, it's the perfect place to be!

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TWO-TOO-MUCH 4/6/2011 11:40PM

    I'm so happy to see you so "energized" again, Amy! Welcome back! :-)


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TISHA80 4/6/2011 12:15PM

    Good job recognizing your inconsistency and committing to do something about it! Admitting these things to ourselves and publicly to other people, is one of the hardest parts. I think blogging about it really helps with accountability, though. It also helps to get that extra support. I know emoticon

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ILIKECACTI 4/6/2011 10:54AM

    I struggle with consistency too. A week or 2 of good work... and then I start making excuses and eating things I shouldn't, or in portions larger than I need.

One thing that is motivating me to stay on track now is seeing my SP weight graph- with the red line of where I would be if I had stayed on track, and then my actual weight line (way above that) showing where I really am now. It makes me realize what steady effort could potentially accomplish. And it makes me want it more :)

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VISIONOFPOWER 4/6/2011 10:07AM

  I reward myself with a tall Starbucks of any kind! You just got to find what works!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 4/6/2011 10:03AM

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Having a reward is a great idea!! I love doing that!

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I started a Zumba Class!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I live in a very small town, and the nearest gym is 20 + miles away. I usually work out at our local fire hall that has a fitness center. I've always wanted to take an aerobics class, but it was just too far and expensive and time consuming to drive to a gym. Well....a zumba class just started at the firehall. It's $4 a session, and about a 2 mile drive. I'm really happy about this because I know it will really help me with my exercise. I've got lots to learn (zumba moves), but it was fun!

I'm still struggling to lose the 20 lbs I've gained. I'm pretty much staying the same. Ugh...but, I'm still not giving up!!!

  
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GOODGETNBETR 4/5/2011 11:57PM

    Congrats on keeping your eyes and ears open for a new opportunity to be active. Just read another blog of someone that just hops on Youtube from the comfort of her home and does Zumba. Gotta love free and no need to drive. Good luck with the 20. emoticon

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SHERLYN-WILL 4/5/2011 10:12AM

    So do you like zumba? Is it hard? (HOW ARE YOU GIRL?)!!!
Miss you!

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LEAKAY59 4/2/2011 7:56PM

    Spoken like a true Warrior, Amy! Never give up!

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MJ4201 3/31/2011 3:51PM

    You will luv it. I did Zumba yesterday. Once you get started you will be addicted. Practice definately helps with the moves. Keep it up. =D


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CAROLYN_ROSE 3/31/2011 10:43AM

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NOMORELIMITS 3/31/2011 10:11AM

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I love ZUMBA!
I've been doing it for a couple of months and I still can't get the moves (LOL)!

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Just an update...

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I have failed at blogging my daily accountability and I have many excuses that I won't even go into. But just wanted to let you all know that I did go see my Dr last Wednesday. I had gained 17 lbs since I saw her last June. Now this weight went on in just 2 months. Nov and Dec. So I have an appt to see her again next month.

I am working hard to get these stubborn lbs off. I've been eating healthy for the most part, and staying away from sugars and "bad" carbs. I've been doing Jillian's 30 day shred 3x's a week. I've also been going down to the health center a couple days a week.

Weekends are a KILLER!! I have to try and stick to healthy eating even on the weekend. Last week I had 2 birthday parties so that was hard. We usually go out to eat every Sunday. My goal for the week is to stick to my healthy eating every day and let my meal on Sunday be my "free" meal for the week.

Thanks for listening. Hope you all have a good week.

  
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KATRINAWINDHAM 3/21/2011 1:22PM

    Keep your chin up, girl. I know it's tough and discouraging when we put weight back on, but with hard work and determination and healthy habits it will come right back off. Thanks for being such a good encouragement to me--I need it because I've been really struggling lately!

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LEAKAY59 3/2/2011 10:57AM

    Don't forget your healthy snacks, Amy. They can really help avert the "Oh, no, I'm on a DIET" mentality! Is your health center open on weekends? Maybe planning a weekend visit there would help the process along. Good luck - I know you can do it!

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TWO-TOO-MUCH 3/1/2011 9:33AM

    Good luck with it, Amy! I can't take days off because it sets up the cravings for "more" all over again, but different things work for different folk. :-)
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TWO-TOO-MUCH 3/1/2011 9:33AM

    Good luck with it, Amy! I can't take days off because it sets up the cravings for "more" all over again, but different things work for different folk. :-)
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