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New Year, New Me

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I have been logging in on Sparkpeople now for a few weeks and keeping track of my food. I am reading a new book called "The Petite Advantage." I am about 60% of the way through it. I have lost 5 lbs now. Feeling pretty good. I can't wait to lose about 10 more lbs so I can fit back into my clothes! (I really should have gone up another size and bought a couple pairs of jeans. I only have 2 pair of jeans that fit me right now. Once I get down maybe another 10 lbs, I should be able to fit into the size 14 clothes again.) I currently have a couple of size 12 pants in the closet with tags on them, and 2 size 10's with tags on them. One pair of jeans is pink.

One of my goals: My birthday is the end of May. My step mom comes up the week of Mother's Day and stays with her daughter for a week. We go shopping that week. I want to buy some pink beads at the Brighton store that week for my necklace and bracelet (for my husband to give to me for my birthday.) On my birthday, I want to be able to wear my pink jeans with my bracelet and necklace to match!

My average steps on my pedometer for 2011 was 8084 steps per day. My goal for 2012 is to average 9000 steps per day. I am not off to a great start as I am only at 7100 steps per day average, but I vow to get better! I am going to try to get up and go to the Y tomorrow morning and get myself back on track.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 1/19/2012 2:12PM

    sounds like a totally attainable goal .... keep looking at those pink jeans .... they'll be perfect in May !! Roc
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CODYG123 1/19/2012 10:32AM

    Yea Pink! You've got to get into those jeans! emoticon

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LOOOKINGOOD 1/19/2012 9:25AM

    emoticon Keep those pink jeans where you can see them-your goal is in sight!

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GAILRUU 1/19/2012 9:08AM

    I gained some weight this fall and I am working hard to get back into my closet full of jeans. Thank goodness for Spark to keep us on track.

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Wow! It's been a while!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I have been SO busy with home, work, my son, issues at home, 2 dogs, my husband, life in general. As usual, I get all gung ho and lose weight and then stress hits and life hits and I put myself last and binge. I got up to 168 lbs, which meant that I gained the weight back, plus 2. it really scared me and frustrated me. I am back in the "obese" category of BMI. My acid reflux came back. Ugh! I have 2 pairs of pants that fit me. emoticon

The last few weeks I have been back on track. Tracking my food every day. There are some days I go over. I have also been exercising almost every day. Gazelle, walk the dog, Wii Walk It Out, etc. I am down to 165 lbs as of this AM. I am beginning to feel a little better. I am making myself a priority this time.

I have a picture of myself hanging on my wall above my desk from when I was thinner. I have a pair of pink jeans in my closet with the tags on (size 10.) I was almost able to fit in them a year ago! I am now up to a 16! So they are hanging where I can see them for motivation.

I am almost ready for Christmas. Shopping is done. Have to finish decorating the tree. I am working a lot of OT this week as I am off next week.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 12/21/2011 7:57PM

    you are back on track .. that is great !! keep it up ... Roc
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Still chugging

Friday, October 21, 2011

I kind of "gave up" for a few weeks with the stress from work and going away on vacation. I was happy to see that I had stayed at 163 lbs instead of going up. Now this week I am back on track with calories and getting in a little exercise and this morning I was at 164 lbs! Ugh! I have to get past that and keep going in spite of the frustration I feel right now.

At least the sun is shining today and it is Friday! So I tell myself that I will do better today than I did yesterday, and eventually the scale will come down!

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 10/21/2011 4:11PM

    great attitude .... and tomorrow will be a gorgeous day that you can get out and enjoy and possibly get in a little workout .... you're doing fine .... stay with it ... Roc
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Day 7- not too bad

Monday, September 26, 2011

I went to the Y on Saturday and did 35 minutes on the treadmill. I went to the Y yesterday and did 40 minutes on the treadmill, 3.5 mph, and then did lower body nautilus weights and core. I haven't done weights since February! So I cut back a little on the weight so I would not be sore. I am a tad sore today, but not too bad.

Food last week was "ok." Not bad. I could make some healthier choices. The calories were on average 1550. Would like to be a bit lower, around 1400. Water was good, especially for me! Drinking my 8 cups of water every day. Not easy! I went to Target yesterday and bought all kinds of flavored drops and powders that you mix with water: Propel Grape Zero, Mio drops in 3 different flavors, even Target brand Archer Farms Apple Pear. I have a 29 ounce stainless water bottle and fill that up with water and throw in a couple of drops or a packet of powder. It is more diluted than the direction, but just that little bit of flavor helps.

My TOM was late and then I got cramps a week later. Had some hot flashes this week and even had a couple of anxiety attacks. Came real close to having to take a Xanax. (Haven't had to take one since Easter!) I think this is all hormonal. Just wish it was over. the mood swings and depression don't help when I am trying to lose weight! It really mucks up my motivation! It makes it that much harder to resist the chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream!! I am an emotional eater, and being overly emotional from hormones is not fun!

In the meantime, I did spend time this weekend counting my many blessings, which helps me to focus on the positive.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 9/26/2011 7:11PM

    With all that treadmill and weights you should really be good on the scale this week ... I count my lucky stars I didn't have to deal with what you do every month and now 16 years later I have never had a hot flash nor any other complications with menopause ... lucky lucky me !! and that perimenopause .... well, it was not even invented yet !! Roc
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Day 2 of being back on track

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 2 of my current Spark Streak! LOL! Can't wait to be able to say "Day 200 of my Spark Streak." Today's calories were slightly lower than yesterday. I did 40 minutes of Wii Walk It Out today and 2 x 15 reps for hip adduction and abduction. I need to go and find something to wear for my work luncheon tomorrow. I am dreading it! Not much fits me anymore. I have to just "deal" with it and focus on my goals. I know that in about 2-3 weeks, if I keep it up, I will be able to begin fitting back into my clothes, so I just have to deal with it in the meantime. It's just a couple more weeks, right?

I did get in over 11,000 steps yesterday. I am at 9200 so far today, so I will go walk around outside with the dogs to make sure I get over the 10,000 steps today. I am trying to stay off the scale and only weigh myself once a week. That scale is like an addiction. And just like an addiction, it causes such highs and such lows. I will also try to do a little Bender Ball tonight while watching tv.

Survivor tonight! Woo Hoo!

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 9/21/2011 10:39PM

    you are definitely on a roll !! WOO HOO .... you'll be there in no time !! Roc
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SHEENADEE 9/21/2011 7:57PM

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The title of your blog pulled me over to read it. Congrats on being back on track!

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