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Starting Fresh for a New Me!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I am starting fresh every day. I feel really motivated today to succeed at this weight loss battle. And it is a battle! Weight has been winning, but I am feeling the beginnings of a comeback!

Today, I planned out all the food I am going to eat for the day. I have, thus far, stuck to my plan. Nursing school is a stressor, work is a stressor, but I have a great husband who supports me and a good family network for support. I can do this.

I will be an RN and I WILL reach my goal weight!

My new goal weight: 120 lb. That's right, I am aiming high, but with only 33 pounds to lose, I KNOW I can do it. Some people have lost hundreds. I only have to lose 33. I should consider myself very lucky and do this right now.

I am only going to be this young once, and I better make the most of my metabolism before it gets slow. Plus, I want to have a healthy body to get pregnant and have a baby with. Not for a couple of years, but still. I have a time limit here.

The best outcomes are those with specific goals and specific time frames.

Whitney will... lose this 33 lb. by next year.
Whitney will... lose 10 lb. by October 31st.
Whitney will... stay within the calorie ranges for the next two weeks without splurging due to doing so well.
Whitney will... aim to get more active in the next two weeks, walking at least 90 min per week.

Sounds good, no? emoticon

  
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ALLIEALLIE2 9/14/2012 11:25AM

    Great attitude Whit!! I'm excited to watch you achieve your goals!

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RECREATING_ME 9/13/2012 12:41PM

    Plans are always great to help keep on track. You can do this!

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MOONSTORMER 9/13/2012 2:27AM

    emoticon sounds like a plan! emoticon

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STLRFNS 9/12/2012 11:59PM

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FITGRL124 9/12/2012 11:15AM

    Sounds GREAT ! emoticon

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LDRICHEL 9/12/2012 9:54AM

    Yes! You WILL do it! Good for you!!!! Great attitude!

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Day 7: First Weigh In.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I am already tired of this failure of a challenge. I ate pizza last night. I wanted it, and I ate it. I haven't weighed in yet. I am going to do that in a minute. I just wanted to decompress. I am starting over today, like officially. I want a clean slate. I am going to do a mini-fast break for myself and keep my challenges to weekly. Every week a new challenge, so that way if I make a misstep, I will know that I didn't blow a whole 3 month challenge.

Fall Challenges
Week 1 - Stay within Calorie Ranges
Week 2 - Exercise at least 90 minutes this week

I think these mini goals will suit me a lot better. Staying within my calories, exercising, and everything else, all at once, is just too much to handle. I am overhauling my diet and exercise, 1 week at a time, 1 thing at a time.

5 Things I Am Grateful For
1. The beautiful fall weather is starting!
2. I am healthy, overall
3. I have a nice husband who loves me no matter how large I am, and I sort of believe him
4. I have really great parents who support me in all that I do
5. My mom really helps me get through hard times, and I can lean on her during these challenges as a support system to be successful

On a positive note, I weighed in and I am the same 153.0 as I was last week. So, no loss no gain. Well, I gained my losses, but still. I'll take it.

  
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CHANGINGSAM 9/11/2012 3:58PM

    I know it's tough, but take things one day at a time. It's easier that way. Best of luck. emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 9/11/2012 1:45PM

    emoticon Remember this is tough stuff, don't beat yourself up you have an awesome support system and breaking it down into smaller mini goals is a great idea! emoticon

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FITGRL124 9/11/2012 1:25PM

    Struggling can be so frustrating. Good for you for setting mini goals. I think that will be better overall!

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CJADERUN 9/11/2012 12:46PM

    You know, everyone is struggling right about now--literally every single one! Focus in on that quote you've posted--just keep looking forward, and don't dwell on what's passed.
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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 9/11/2012 9:53AM

    I'm sorry you're struggling. It can be so frustrating trying to find your daily motivation. Hugs.

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Day 6: Not Amazing.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Well, day 6 of the challenge has come and gone. I am now on day 7! Which I think is auspicious. I am totally starting over. I am not weighing myself until next Monday. I didn't weigh myself today, either. Who cares? It isn't going to have changed much, except maybe go upward. I think a general trend of going downward is best to strive for.

5 Things I am Grateful For
1. My loving and supportive husband
2. My eyes
3. My cat Henry the 8th
4. Our cute little house
5. That the fall weather is finally coming!

I think I am going to end my blogs with 5 things I am grateful for. I think it is ending positively and therefore will impact me positively. What do you think?

  
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TRI_BABE 9/10/2012 10:45PM

    I've started over on my plan so many times, like seriously 4. But at least this time things seem to be working out. You can do it! emoticon

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FITGRL124 9/10/2012 9:59AM

    I LOVE the positive attitude and finding different things to be grateful for sounds good to me! :)

I am proud of you for putting away that scale for a while! I think it will help your mindset.

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DLDROST 9/10/2012 7:04AM

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September Challenge Day 5.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Day 5 did not go well. We went to a cookout and bonfire last night. I ate reasonably, but I went over my calories. I ate more cheesey potatoes when I got home.

Why do I do this? It wasn't a binge, but still. I keep self-sabotaging every damned day and I am tired of it. I felt really motivated yesterday. I know today will be better. I have been on my period for the past five days so I know that has something to do with my weight. I had lost 1.5 lb. and now I am back up a lb. over where I started. I know it is water weight. But still.

I am still really motivated, but I am starting to think I will always be this weight. I just keep trying.

  
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SCOTMAMA 9/9/2012 11:59AM

    Maybe it would be a good idea to skip weighing yourself during your period. And hormonal changes in your body during this time probably accounts for going over on your allotted calories. Not much you can do about it. It will all even out during the other 3 weeks of the month, so it's best to just do what you can and move on.

This week will be better -- just wait and see!

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FITGRL124 9/9/2012 11:02AM

    Just a thought but maybe you should focus on non-scale victories instead of the scale.

I think you should measure yourself or limit the scale to only once a week. Just a thought but maybe you're stressing too much about that scale. When we stress, levels of cortisol increase, causing us to hold onto weight as well and spike our eating. This could be why you're "sabotaging" yourself. I truly believe that bad behavior begets bad behavior (bad has in "unhealthy").

Anyway - just my 2 cents...sorry for the rant this morning.

Keep plugging along and remember emoticon

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September Challenge Day 3 & 4.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Calories - 1,793

That was day 3. My calories have been consistently higher, but I am still down in weight, so I guess with my active job I am doing alright.

Day 4 was a colossal failure. It went well until dinner, when I ate at a Chinese buffet. I had them stir fry me some shrimp and veggies, but they used a lot of oil. Plus, I had seconds! Oh well. Today is a new day. I was down 1.5 lb. and I probably gained some back from that episode, but I am going to try lowering my calories some. I haven't really binged in the last few days, even though my calories have been consistently high, in the 1650-1750 range.

  
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EDDYMEESE 9/8/2012 3:48PM

    All that sodium can't help with the numbers...keep that in mind! Great job at the buffet - those can go so, so wrong, and it sounds like you did a good job! Be proud :)

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 9/8/2012 1:50PM

    While buffets aren't the best choice, you thought through your choices while there and tried to make healthy decisions. Buffets can be a land mine. Too many choices. Too many reasons to pile your plate high over and over. All things considered you didn't allow it to be the nuclear explosion it could have been. I'm also excited you get to eat more calories to stay in your losing weight range. As active as you are throughout the day, you've got to have enough healthy fuel to keep your engine running at high speed.

I wish you would write out a list of 5 things, whether big or tiny, that you are proud of since this challenge started.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/8/2012 10:23AM

    sounds like you are doing pretty okay, just remember to keep active with burning what your putting in :p

go go go go go!!!

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FITGRL124 9/8/2012 8:44AM

    I would say so far, so good. You're doing well (sure you had a chinese food episode) but you're back at it this morning. Just remember to make healthy choices today and it will all be fine. Relish in those 1.5 pounds.

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