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Day 2.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I ate a 3 Musketeer's Bar and some other stuff last night, but I am still going strong today.

  
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FITGRL124 8/30/2012 10:10PM

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LAURAAT 8/30/2012 5:21PM

    Yay for you! Keep at it, you're getting there!!
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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 8/30/2012 3:54PM

    Hang strong Whitney. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJWALKLEY 8/30/2012 1:40PM

    All in moderation!

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LUCKY1964 8/30/2012 1:35PM

    what you did yesterday has no effect on what you do today and tomorrow, keep up the good work. you are going to rock at this

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Day 1.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This is my plan for today. I am going to follow this plan for the day and report back on it tomorrow. I need to do this. I have to. My life depends on it! I am only 25, with borderline high cholesterol. I am severely out of shape. I binge eat every other day, at least. I am putting it all out there. This is it; if I can't do it, I am giving up. This is my LAST time starting over. I am done failing and letting that feeling drive me off the deep end into the sea of fattening food.

I am determined. I am not going to do any specific plan. I am going to decide what to eat for the day in the morning, and I don't plan on straying from that plan. emoticon

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1 1/4 c Special K Protein Plus cereal
1 cup nonfat milk

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Low-carb Pancakes
1/16 c sugar-free syrup
6 oz. NY Strip steak

Dinner:
ViSalus shake with 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup nonfat milk, and 2 scoops of ViSalus powder

Snack:
12 triscuits, Hint of Salt

Calories - 1,470

emoticon Exercise - 22 minute walk, 1.15 miles. Hey, it's a start!

I walked today. I haven't walked in like, a month. Yeah. I said it. NO EXERCISE WHATSOEVER FOR a month, or more maybe. I lost track. But today I walked.


  
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RAENORM 8/29/2012 9:59PM

  Hey! I am happy to see your determination! There will be days you will feel down but don't worry! As humans we aren't perfect and you will succeed! Je vous promets! (I promise you).

And...... *throws confetti* Congratulations on walking! *grins* At least you have started out with some exercise on your first day goal. *hands gold sticker and hurries off*

Keep up the good work luv, you have a great team behind you!

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LAURAAT 8/29/2012 11:42AM

    Glad to see you are so determined! That's awesome. Just remember: we ALL make mistakes, we ALL fall off the wagon, and we are ALL here to support you. The only thing that matters is that you keep getting back up! No matter how many times you fall, it only matters that you get back up one more time than that.
I try to lay out my meal plan in my head the night before, while relaxing in front of the tv. I feel if I have an idea of what I'm going to eat/make, I don't stray as much. I think it's a great idea for you to do that every morning! I really think it will help you out.
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LADYJ6942 8/29/2012 9:44AM

    Welcome and congrats on deciding to get healthy. Take it slow and steady and if you slip get up, brush yourself off and begin again. You are only human as are the rest of us and mistakes happen. You sound determined and eager to do this which is great but remember small steps yield the greatest return.

I like your idea of laying out your meals for the day in the morning. I'd suggest getting a few more calories as that is really too low for anyone to sustain themselves on for very long. Also try to keep your sodium down as the will help you avoid water retention.

Good luck, you can do this.

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Starting Over.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I am officially starting over! In 10 weeks from yesterday is my new goal date. October 31, 2012.

I am done eating the way I've been eating. I have been binging on whatever is in sight, and I need to stop. I have gained almost all the weight I lost back already. I am back on that damn medicine which causes me to feel hungry more often, but it is not an excuse. I just need to keep a closer watch on calories.

I am feeling stressed out by nursing school. It is overwhelming. I am going to do this, though!

  
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ALLIEALLIE2 8/25/2012 10:26AM

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/24/2012 11:10AM

    School is very stressful, and weddings, and life....but take a deep breath and let's do this...not cuz we have to, but because it's what we WANT

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JLKL1980 8/24/2012 8:27AM

    I am a newbie to this Atkins group - but I can feel your pain. Have been there myself with losing and gaining it all back - twice! I have finally gotten it through my head that this has to be the way I eat from now on.

I try to remember 2 fruits, 2 veggies, 2 diet breads, and 2 proteins a day with 2 protein supplements, like a bar and a shake. But even at that I have to print it on a piece of paper and check it off as I eat it.

Just get back on the horse, as they say. We can do this! emoticon

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UCFNURSE88 8/23/2012 6:06PM

  Nursing school sucks but it will be worth it! I gained like 15 lbs in nursing school so beware!

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FITGRL124 8/23/2012 2:14PM

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Hang in there sweetie. I am right there plugging along with you! emoticon

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The Visit from Hell.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hey all. Just a quickie to check in and tell you the horrible things that have happened while my mother-in-law visited for a week.

I am doing terribly with my diet.

I just started nursing school classes today! It is going to be a tough semester! I am going to have to study my butt off. Maybe literally? Walking up all these stairs may be good for something.

Tonight there is a big shindig at my mom's house, and hub and I are going. It is going to be like a Thanksgiving dinner, with all the trimmings. I am going to attempt to control myself, especially since my size 0 sister will be joining us. I am looking forward to seeing everyone. A lot of family is coming out to eat there - around 20 people. emoticon

I haven't exercised since I got back from Iowa. But, in my defense, my mother-in-law and HER mother-in-law both stayed with us... for a WEEK. Yeah. I thought the same thing. What could be worse? The mother-in-law of my mother-in-law has dementia really bad and ended up pooping in my shower and peeing on my couch.

Enough said! I like my mother-in-law and all, but bringing her mother-in-law to stay too AGAIN when she is even worse than before (she is declining with her dementia) is a lot to ask. My nerves got a workout, to say the least! emoticon

  
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WHITNEYLD 8/21/2012 1:02PM

    Thanks for all the support! They are gone now, and I can breathe again. I am on my way toward getting back on the right track.

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FITGRL124 8/20/2012 1:30PM

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!! I cannot believe that has been going on. Holy cow!!!! I just want to reach out and hug you right now because I cannot believe how uncomfortable this probably was for you.

Kudos to you for not completely losing it. Don't worry too much about your nutrition right at this moment. You'll be able to get back on track. I am sure of it. Also, as far as exercise goes, take the stairs EVERY chance you get. This is a great workout!!!

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CODILYNN2 8/20/2012 1:03PM

    OMG- and here I am freaking out because my in-laws brought their dog and all I could think about was all the slobber on my clean floor! Its sounds like the mother in-law needs full time supervision

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LAC936 8/20/2012 12:46PM

    You poor child! What a nightmare. Unfortunate for ailing lady, but mega stress for you. Clean things up and get back on track the best you can.
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EMMAEKAY 8/20/2012 12:36PM

    The best thing about today is that it's ALL YOURS! You had a bad yesterday or last week, or last month? But today is all yours - you can exercise today and eat great today!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 8/20/2012 12:28PM

    Tough times!! Now you can refocus. Because of your busy schedule, you might want to create a schedule each day so you know what when and where. (Hello118 has done a great job putting this together for herself!) Have fun tonight and stay strong.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 8/20/2012 12:28PM

    Tough times!! Now you can refocus. Because of your busy schedule, you might want to create a schedule each day so you know what when and where. (Hello118 has done a great job putting this together for herself!) Have fun tonight and stay strong.

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Iowa Trip.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Well, the trip went well. In most ways, that is.

I gained 3 lb. But I enjoyed what I ate (and drank). I guess I over-indulged, but I never stuffed myself. I just ate things that were higher calorie, I suppose. Our hotel was really nice. We stayed at the Honeycreek Resort on Rathbun lake. It was a beautiful place, very upscale. It was perfect for our anniversary!

Today is my 1st anniversary with my husband. I am happy to say that it has been a good year with him.

As far as my weight goes, I am back on track today. I am eating what I want but in moderation, and making healthier choices. Today is a new day, and I only go to Iowa once!



This is the most recent picture I have of myself. As you can see, my face is a lot fuller than my original picture! I am with my bestie from college. I am the one on the left, or bottom, rather.

Anyway, I am off to start my day, so ta ta for now!

  
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FITGRL124 8/15/2012 3:11PM

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Enjoy your day! Kudos to getting back on track!!!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/15/2012 2:05PM

    3 pounds isn't bad at all though1! I mean that can be lost with water weight or a good run! Great job, I say :o)

Love the pic and so very glad you had a good time!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 8/15/2012 1:57PM

    Im glad you had a great time in Iowa. 3 pounds are easily overcome.

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I'm traveling to England in September for two weeks. Terrified of my lack of ability to control my choices during that trip.

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CRYSTAL8488 8/15/2012 10:50AM

    Vacation weight gain stinks! My husband and I just got back from an anniversary trip also..I gained 5 lbs! But you know, you don't take vacations everyday. Sounds like your ready to get back on track. Good luck!! emoticon emoticon

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