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Did You Know?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How many American's diet every year?

According to the Boston Medical Center indicates that approximately 45 million Americans diet each year! WOW that is a lot of dieters.

How much do Americans spend on diets each year?

According to Businessweek Americans spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products.

The next question is if money spent = weight loss how is it that 1/3 of Americans are still obese?

This is why I love Sparkpeople, it helps you with a practical approach to weight loss without spending money to do it. If you burn more calories then you eat, you lose weight. Absent some metabolic disorder the concept of losing weight is simple.

Thanks Spark!

  


Mini Goal Update

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday through Sunday 1200 calories per day

Workouts:
Tues/ Thurs - 300 calorie workouts
Wed/Fri - 600 calorie workouts
Sat/Sun - 200 calorie workouts

_RECORD EVERY BITE_
_DOCUMENT PROGRESS DAILY_

PROGRESS:
TUESDAY - 1286 eaten - 336 calories burned - food recorded
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Mini Goals

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tuesday through Sunday 1200 calories per day

Workouts:
Tues/ Thurs - 300 calorie workouts
Wed/Fri - 600 calorie workouts
Sat/Sun - 200 calorie workouts

_RECORD EVERY BITE_
_DOCUMENT PROGRESS DAILY_

  
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UMBILICAL 1/28/2013 8:52PM

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A Life to Short

Thursday, January 24, 2013

What a week, today makes 5 days since the infamous call advising me that my 32 year old cousin, a man who was a loving father, son, cousin, nephew, brother and friend lost his life unexpectedly. Just a few hours later, I was back in my home state, walking through his mother¡¦s door to hear that cry I have only heard once before, the day my father died my grandmother had the same cry, the kind that makes your bones shiver since the cry is so deep that it comes from the depths of the soul. It makes you realize how deeply a mother loves her child, how much hope she has for them and the loss of wonderful bond is so unbearable it can¡¦t help but touch the hearts of those who witness the response.

We all feel a loss right now, still sitting in disbelief over it all. Thinking of all the wonderful things that made my cousin unique ¡V incredible, truly incredible, like you read about athletic ability. He could back flip off of two story houses with ease, amazing. He could do the same on a bike on a ramp or whatever he could find to get height in a jump, in the snow on his snow board, there seemed to be no mountain too high, literally. As we sat at the funeral this past Tuesday his sister talked of his BMX days where, despite having the oldest bike on the track and lacking all the fancy gear the wealthier kids had, he always seem to win the race. She was so proud to be his sister she would slide her finger down the list until landing on his name, lingering there for a second hoping others would realize, she was Jake¡¦s sister. I think we all felt that way about him, his sense of humor, his acceptance of the faults of his friends and family, his acrobatic abilities, his ability to do magic tricks and his intelligence kept us all entertained and in awe of him.

We will miss him so much and we will all think of him often. He was truly loved and his friends and family are all blessed to have had him for the 32 years on earth that he blessed us with his presence. Love you always cuzļ

  
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YA_YAYA 1/24/2013 6:42PM

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    I am so sorry for you loss.

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Finally I Got This

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I have lost weight, a lot of it, one time before and when I did I had hit a point where I just decided it was time to throw the excuses out of the window, where my desire to get heathly and feel good about myself was more important then any one moment that I enjoyed from eating those things that weren't helping the cause.

That was almost 20 years ago now. I was a teenager and I lost 50lbs and from that point to just a few years ago I had this weight loss formula down. Funny things happen to your body as you get older, what worked then, meaning the amount of exercise and amount of the "splurging" type behavior doesn't work now. When my body started to react differently (meaning now I have to work out more and eat less to get the same result) I didn't want to face it. I wanted to believe that I could continue with same balance and still stay the same size. I can't. I really can't.

So, I figured it out, I figured out how much I can eat, and how much I need to exercise at what intesity to get to where I want. I didn't accept it for a long time but here I am today, for the first time in a long time feeling truly committed. Feeling that way I did as a teenager when I had enough. I am throwing out the excuses and I am doing it.

It is a wonderful feeling. I am active, I am eating healthy and I am losing weight. I got this!

  
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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/16/2013 10:26PM

    Good going! Your AhHa moment has arrived.

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