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Week 1 Reflection Tracking Is Key

Monday, April 12, 2010

I have been back on Spark for a week...tracking and exercising more. I stopped tracking last year and I regret that even more then stopping my exercising. When I track what eat...the truth is there in black and white. I can't forget that I ate something bad and hope those calories didn't count...they ALL count. Once I stopped tracking I started hitting my coworkers candy jar each day; they were small, so I would take three...that was an additional 200 calories or so that I simply forgot about. I have not had one piece since I started back last week...hmmm. I have been exercising again too...although I took some time off this weekend due to my Spring cleaning endeavor. I plan to run in the mornings and walk in the evenings...as many days as I can. Also doing some Quick Fire exercises as many times as I can. Bought a new grill, mine is so old that it hasn't been very inspiring to use. The most positive action I took this past week was to clean out the fridge and stock it with YUMMY, healthy foods. I also made two Sparkpeople recipes for my boyfriend on Saturday and he loved both of them...he took home the leftovers. All in all, week one was a good one. My new goal is to make week two even better!

  
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LUCKY-13 5/12/2010 10:00PM

    You're off to a great start!

Hugs,
Lucky
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Spring Cleaning

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am spring cleaning this weekend. Took off yesterday, Friday, and got an early start...up at 4am...cleaned the oven, the fridge (got rid of all the science projects), washed rugs, curtains, went to the grocery store (bought only healthy foods) and rearranged the furniture in my living room. It was a busy, but productive, day. Last night I went to see the band, Chicago, at the Majestic theater here in San Antonio...they were awesome!

Today hasn't been quite so good...I really haven't cleaned at all today, which is going to put me behind schedule. I had my haircut today and I hate it. I have been growing my hair out to donate to Locks of Love. My hairdresser moved in Nov and I have not had it trimmed since she left. I am so bummed...my hair looks awful. I came home and rewashed/curled it...the layers are all messed up. I just hope that it grows out fast.

Making two Sparkpeople recipes for dinner tonight, Shawn is coming over...the Island Chicken and the Balsamic Strawberries (both are Chef Meg makeovers). Will let you know how it turns out. I have already made the fruit salsa and the ricotta cream for the strawberries.

No exercise the last couple of days...at least not formal. The spring cleaning yesterday hopefully burned a ton of calories.

  


Day 2

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Did well today...started out the day at 6am with a 10 minute run (plus 5 minutes on the warm up/cool down). Ate well...made great choices. Went to lunch with a friend...didn't touch the bread and got a salad with chicken, sliced almonds (just a few) and balsamic vinegerette on the side. Dinner was a sandwich (300 cal) and 1/2 cup of Deyers Slow Churched Yogurt (100 cal). I am finishing out the day at about 1350 calories, but with the run this morning that will take me back to around 1200. I am also planning on walking 20 minutes tonight on the treadmill...just because I can.

Quick note about running...man does it get me going for the rest of the day. I was talking 100 mph and had SO much more energy. If you aren't running my friend, you should give it a try!

  


TODAY

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

TODAY I am starting over. I have gained so much since I reached my goal weight this time last year. What I did wrong YESTERDAY...stopped tracking, stopped exercising, ate chocolate daily, drank wine daily and stopped seeking support from my fellow Sparkers...you name it, I did it. TODAY that all changes. TODAY I tracked what I ate...stayed away from the chocolate...and counted in my glass of wine (this is my end of day come down...it is a must have). I am ending TODAY with 1273 calories...not bad for a first day back, w/ wine! TODAY I am going to get on the treadmill...even if it is only for a few minutes...and track it. TODAY I am starting over.

  
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MSFATAL 4/6/2010 8:15PM

    I absolutely love this! So many of us are guilty of saying "tomorrow" im glad you had the will power to say TODAY! emoticon

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Finally...back where I should be!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

emoticon I DID IT!!! I am back at my Weight Watchers goal weight! I lost almost 80 lbs. five years ago, starting around 224 and getting down to about 145. My official goal weight with WW is 148 and today I weighed in 148.0!!! I have had so many challenges over the last five years, the biggest was trying to find out what was wrong with me health wise and get that corrected. I put back on about 40 lbs. over 3 years and after my surgery could not seem to get it off. I had basically decided to give up and just be happy with the way I was, but that is easier said then done. Thanks to the weight loss challenge at work, and my coworker/teammate Lynn who found Sparkpeople, I decided to battle the bulge one more time...and this time it worked! I am so thankful to Sparkpeople and all my great friends I have made here!! emoticon

  
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VINCEMANIA 6/4/2009 3:57PM

  That's awesome Janice,

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MISHYDISHY 4/17/2009 7:40AM

    AWESOME Janice, good for you!!! I am having a great time getting to know you and I'm glad we're running buddies emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LORRAANN77 4/16/2009 1:24AM

    You're awesome and such a big inspiration to me and as well as all the other team members here on spark! Keep up the great work!

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PEACHYCYN 4/15/2009 9:17AM

    Congrats! I'm so happy that you made it to your goal.

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DOITALLMOM 4/15/2009 8:25AM

    Great job! You are in inspiration to me, right now I am fighting off pounds gained from surgery and a bum knee. So glad to hear I can be successful too, just like you!

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MAGA99 4/15/2009 8:24AM

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SUZEWISC 4/15/2009 8:12AM

    FANTASTIC! Good for you! It took a long time, but you had the courage and determination to succeed!! Go Spark!

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