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A Good Weekend.. finally!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Every weekend I go home part of me dreads it. Now, don't get me wrong I love seeing my family. The part I dread is eating because I love food just way too much. Anyhow, I felt last weekend did not go so hot by trying to limit myself. So.. I had a new plan today. I would write down what I eat and manually keep in track. It kept me focused and accountable. Just because I do not have access to internet should not give me an excuse to eat crazy. As my mom tells us girls, she doesn't force us to eat it. (She just makes it so darn tasty.. haha.)

For this weekend, I feel I did pretty good. I went for four days from Thursday to today, Sunday. I stayed within my calorie range and walked every day except Friday. On Friday, we went garage saleing and well.. I brought an amazing Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie that was sold by the church.. A-MA-ZING! emoticonI ate the majorly of the pie by myself. I told myself on Saturday that I was not going to have the last two pieces of pie and told my parents that they need to eat it.. well, so I don't. My mom ate the yummy pie.. Than, I felt lazy on Friday and did not go for a walk.. BUT I was walking a few feet away from the sales so we had to walk a few feet extra each time so that had to add up.

Now putting my calorie range and walking aside.. I guess my mom was impressed that I was eating more vegetables. I have never been too keen on them. emoticon I am hoping one day that I can spark my whole family. Than, one of the neighbors who I babysit on a regular basis inquired about my weight loss.. and told me that she was proud of me. It felt really good to hear that.. like basking in sun! emoticon

My next weigh in is on Sunday which is after a weekend at home. Even through I did pretty good this past weekend, I know it is a learning curve.. so I am weighing in two days early on Friday! I am hoping I can start June off right! emoticon

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.. and is ready for the week. Now I am off to walk 5 miles.. must get to 30 miles this week or my sister will win. I must win, hehe! emoticon

  
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BAILEYS7OF9 5/24/2010 10:28AM

    You did not do that bad! good for you for really trying, you will only get stronger each time back!

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SNOWFILLY 5/24/2010 8:12AM

    You are doing great!! Love your new picture!! emoticon

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CALCOUNTER4LIFE 5/23/2010 11:05PM

    You are doing Great Savannah! Put the extra eating aside and get right back to your plan. You can do it! You look like you are doing great.



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-VG

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SHERYLDS 5/23/2010 6:06PM

    Excellent news my friend. Maybe you can convince you Mom that if she really loves all of you (and I'm sure she does) she'll join forces with you and your sister and try some of the recipes on Spark when you all come visiting. Then making them and trying them will be that much more fun. Have a great evening

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I may have lost this battle but I must win the war.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The last few days I have been feeling fat. I haven't felt this way for a very long time.. usually I feel smaller and strong. I know I tend to feel healthier when I exercise enough, eat correctly, and strength train. Last week I was at my parents from Thursday to Monday and sometimes it just isn't possible to do even when I try my hardest.

Anyhow, today was my weigh in and it was time to see if what I was feeling and what I actually weighed measured up.. it turns out I gained a pound so I guess it does measure up. I don't know if I can really be that upset that I gained a pound when all my other weigh ins since I started the 100 day challenge is I have lost 2-4# - how can I be upset about that?

The good news? I think by not weighing in all the time, I am learning to feel when I gained weight. Maybe eventually when I reach my goal weight I can wean myself off the scale.. how great would that be?

Goals for the next weigh in (in 10 days):
-Write down what I eat when I am at my parents even if I don't put it in
-Strength train 3x
-Elliptical 3x
-Stairs one day

I can do it.. I have to.

  
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MELLIEK2010 5/20/2010 5:37PM

    It's always great to have a plan like someone just told me today "we don't plan to fail but we may fail to plan!" Great job on your losses so far and I know a pound can be discouraging but over the long run it's really not so much. I was very discouraged because last week I gained a pound but now I weighed myself this morning and was down that pound plus an additional 1.5 so now I feel back in the game :0) So often I think it may be just any change from our routine can throw in that plus one and a couple days of working out and drinking a lot of water and it's gone again! You are doing so great girl and you got this!!
PS I always weigh in on Fri morning that way if I eat a little too much over the weekend or slack in exercise I have all week to make up for it emoticon

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HEIDISO 5/20/2010 4:16PM

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THECRAZYMANGO 5/20/2010 4:04PM

    Thanks girls.. I think I am going to have the rule to not weigh in right after a weekend but rather right before! Haha.

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MYSHARONA6 5/20/2010 2:44PM

    Sometimes I go up a pound, too. It just might have been the weekend. But stay the course...you can do it....the scale is not our master but our aid. Journal and exercise...and think good thoughts...positive thoughts! Remember, everyone is cheering you on! emoticon Sharon

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SHERYLDS 5/20/2010 2:30PM

    journal journal journal....
it's the best strategy.

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HEIDIHYATT 5/20/2010 12:00PM

    you can & will do it!!

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Summer Game Plan

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticonGood morning everyone. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Last night I came back from my parents after being gone from Friday afternoon. It was really nice to get back into routine.. to eat the same foods, and be able to do the same activities. This got me thinking.

There is comfort to routine..even in our weight loss. I walk every day. Last week, when I couldn't due to stress and weather, I worked out on the elliptical. I feel like I lost weight.. but since I only weigh in every 10 days I really don't know!

So, I decided to try to mix things up this summer while keeping to my routine.

Here is my plan.

Walk every day between 4-8 miles at least.
Work the...stairs, elliptical, legs (Run)...2x a week
Learn 3 new activitie: Zumba, Line dancing and how to ride a bike!

Weight loss goal: 30# by August 31st

I loss this amount last summer but it might be a bit high. I figure I will reach for the moon and land in the stars!

  
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TURTLELOT2 5/18/2010 6:35PM

    emoticonI too got a great walk in today. This all made up for not doing it yesterday. Thanks for the support.

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GIG2828 5/18/2010 1:48PM

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MYSHARONA6 5/18/2010 10:05AM

    Sounds like a great plan!!! I agree with you about the comfort of a routine. I am in a routine with my food and walking and I love it. But I like your plan of shaking it up and adding new activities. That is such a great idea!!! I like it. I like lofty goals, too!!! Reach up there .. you can do it! emoticon emoticon

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Where are you?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I realized I am not sure where you all are from... so where are you from?

If you are not comfortable in posting, send me an email..
If you are not comfortable telling me in general, that's a-okay. I understand.

To answer my own question..
My hometown is Ellsworth, Wisconsin but now I live in Northern Wisconsin!

  
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HEIDISO 5/17/2010 4:35PM

    Hayward, WI

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IRISHMOM171 5/13/2010 2:24PM

    ontario Canada, north of Toronto (not saying what city)

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PATRICIAANN46 5/13/2010 1:04PM

  Just North of Madison, Wisconsin......

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/13/2010 11:26AM

    Houston, TX

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/13/2010 11:23AM

    Burlington

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THECRAZYMANGO 5/13/2010 10:43AM

    Thanks guys! It is awesome to have friends all across the USA..

Next year, I am studying through the National Student Exchange where I can study at another college while paying mine.. it is awesome. I have it narrowed down to three campuses in Chico, California, Baltimore, Maryland and Massachussetts (30 minutes from Boston). Now if I could figure out which one I really want as my first choice, haha.

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MYSHARONA6 5/12/2010 5:13PM

    Hi there,
I live in Geneva, Ohio. It is the Northeastern corner of the state in Ashtabula County. I live in a small town about 50 minutes east of Cleveland. There....that says it all!!!! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 5/12/2010 7:51AM

    I live in the state of Confusion. LOL Sorry, I couldn't help myself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNNDAK 5/12/2010 1:48AM

    Eau Claire!

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HAPPY0408 5/11/2010 9:33PM

    I live in Menomonie, WI. Looking at moving to La Crosse, WI once my lease is up which is September.

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BECKA525 5/11/2010 7:53PM

    I'm in Jackson, Michigan

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SHERYLDS 5/11/2010 6:42PM

    Formerly the Bronx, Now in Northern New Jersey.
But I still don't consider myself a Jersey Girl.

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CREATINGAMANDA 5/11/2010 4:51PM

    Toronto, Ontario - in case you couldn't tell from my screen name :)

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DARCEYOH 5/11/2010 4:43PM

    I'm way over here in Port Angeles, WA

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Frustrated that my blog erased today... and it was good!

Monday, May 10, 2010

This morning when I woke up.. everything was great. I was excited for the day..

Than I started the day.. and I was still feeling pretty good.. but than things started to go down hill once I hopped on the computer.

1. I wrote a wonderful blog about how I love losing weight.. than I hit a button (Idk which one) and everything was gone.. *sigh*

2. I logged onto Facebook and saw that RA interviews were happening again. This made me sad.. that I wasn't invited for an interview. I am and would be again a great RA.. time for me to move on.

3. At the same time of logging onto Facebook I saw the guy that I kinda like and stares at me but NEVER says anything.. now is in a relationship. I. do. not. get. this. Am I just an objectified and being treated as a sexual object in the sense that I am good enough to stare at but not good enough to talk to.. ARGH.. Also last week he was fighting over my attention. WTH! Seriously, frustrated.. but you know what.. it doesn't matter anymore. It does make me sad.

Between 2 and 3, one can see why I am not on FB as much these days.. it brings me down majorly!

By the way, I lost 2.4# this time. emoticon I will try to focus on that.

  
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LYNNDAK 5/12/2010 1:48AM

    If it doesn't make sense it's not true. Judge Judy says that and it was the first thing I thought of when I read about potential guy. He doesn't make sense so I think I'd stay away from him.

Sorry to hear about your blog being lost - I hate it when that happens.

And finally, congrats on the weight loss!!

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MYSHARONA6 5/10/2010 5:42PM

    Positive....you lost 2.4 pounds!!!! WOOPIE!!!!! Cheer! Cool!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon You did it!

Focus on the positive!!!!! Great job!

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SHERYLDS 5/10/2010 5:41PM

    Better things are waiting for you, and the better you look the more opportunities will come your way. Build friendships and have fun. The more people you connect with, the more you will discover the type of person who really touches your heart.

And Congratulations on the 2.4# Keep up the good work.

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