4LABLADY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=4LABLADY 4LABLADY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Month 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866094 Looking at months instead of weeks now. Maybe good ---maybe bad this approach. <BR> <BR> This month: <BR> start 202 end 198--- 4 lost <BR> 5 month total---- 48 lost <BR> <BR> It's pretty a disappointing 4 pounds when the other months have averaged 8-10. <BR> It may be time to push the cardio. I also have to find a plan for working on the road. I do fine until the drive home and I feel the need to reward my self for a long day and begin justifying the off-plan food. Also that cand... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:35:28 EST Week 18 (or a few days past) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844655 Week 18 ended Jan 1 (still getting back to normal after the holidays) <BR> down 43 total no loss this week <BR> <BR> 1. Enjoyed the holidays --ate normally even if a little too much <BR> 2. Added two 36 hour fasts to even the week out <BR> 3. No weight loss but only about a 2 pound gain --not bad considering the carbs <BR> 4. Discovered a new way to tweak the program with "primal eating" and IF <BR> 5 Learned how to make home-made yogurt --sugar free good for me and might get hubby think... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 11:32:07 EST Week 17 Success ......almost there by Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838489 I was hoping to be 199 today but I cannot bring myself to weigh in. Still I count this week a success. <BR> <BR> I know I was down 41 lbs 2 days ago but I have cooked and cleaned and eaten good food and even had champagne so......... this week I count myself a success only because I have enjoyed my past four months of success and celebrated. I learned I can take two days to feel normal and not make excuses to family for why I cannot --or will not eat this or that. This is a success. ... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:15:55 EST Week 16 success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834625 Week 16 week end Dec 17 down not quite 40 lbs (-.7) <BR> 1. keeping calories under 900 except 1 day <BR> 2. trying to add berries within reason <BR> 3. switching to unsweetened (not even artificially sweetened) sparkling water <BR> 4. getting more activity ---even to have sore muscles <BR> 5. preventing weight gain --- that's something---aka plateau <BR> <BR> FAILS---almond bark 155 calories 2 nights;pecan clusters 1 night; 1tbsp frosting 1 night <BR> can't have this stuff in the ho... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:59:13 EST Week 15 success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831018 Total lost 39 lbs week 15 end Dec 10 (1.6) <BR> <BR> 1. Kept calories low even adding veggies <BR> 2. Increased water with club soda <BR> 3. Had 2 days increased carbs with control <BR> 4. Got enough exercise to have DOMS <BR> 5. Shopped for Christmas baking and have not been tempted to eat it!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:32:37 EST Week 14 Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827133 37 lbs down week 14 end Dec 3 (2.4 this week) <BR> 1. lots of hot lemon water <BR> 2. adding protein with chicken <BR> 3. keeping carbs under 80 except Turkey day <BR> 4. calories in range except turkey day <BR> 5. trying to add spinach <BR> <BR> self note: rate of loss 2014 <BR> actual loss 35 lbs per 3 months Sept/Oct/Nov 245-210 <BR> goal loss -30 Dec/Jan/Feb 210-180 -20 Mar April May 180-160 -20 June/July/Aug 160-140 <BR> <BR> prior plan 2007 rate of loss <BR> 30 lbs first... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:59:03 EST Week 12/13 success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824903 36 lbs lost Week 13 ended Nov 26 (4.2)(2.4) <BR> 1. Keeping at 800-900 or less calories <BR> 2. Very little or no soda <BR> 3. No energy drinks <BR> 4. Lots of hot lemon water <BR> 5. Wearing size 16 comfortably---also size 14 Sweetheart <BR> <BR> 13.5-42-34/39-47-27.5-16.25 <BR> <BR> Feeling good can't wait for 199 and 45 hips (209) Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:02:43 EST Week 10 success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814497 at 68 days 27 pounds lost Week 10 ended Nov 5 (.1) <BR> <BR> After some troubles in Week 9-- with carb calorie days, I am back on track. <BR> <BR> 1. Reset for blood sugar by clearing the carbs---nothing but veggie --doesn't include tomato <BR> 2. Eating 5 times a day 4 Opti/ plus 1 meat only <BR> 3. Discovered sugar free jello can satisfy <BR> 4. Discovered hot lemon water with Stevia is better than tea or nestle flavor water <BR> 5. Broke the 220 plateau--got to 218 legitimately---no... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:20:08 EST Week 8/9 success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807083 56 days 24 pounds lost Week 9 ended Oct 29 (1.6) <BR> <BR> 1. I can feel my pants are loose in the thighs <BR> 2. Some clothes just look too big <BR> 3. Able to keep calories really low 3-4 days in a row then up for 1 <BR> 4. increasing water <BR> 5. one mini bp episode <BR> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:57:33 EST Week seven success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802373 49 days 24 pounds down still recognizing successes week 7 ended Oct 15( 2.9) <BR> 1. Learning how to recover from binge day (1500 cal) followed by 3 days 800 or less <BR> 2. Adding food slowly lettuce, eggs, reasonable dressing, meat and whey protein <BR> 3. Eating reduced quantity with parents <BR> 4. Focusing hunger towards cheat/binge day <BR> 5. Considering b-12 may help Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:29:52 EST Week six success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795403 42 days, 21 lbs lost Week 6 ended Oct 8 (1.1) <BR> beginning to eat real food once a day, still recognizing trigger food <BR> 1. 21 lbs total loss (2 this week --some higher carb days (above 100) <BR> 2. Met at 2000mg and consistent vitamins <BR> 3 daily weighing except when high carb morning after <BR> 4. honest logging even when overindulged on optifast bars and pizza topping <BR> 5. still off the coffee but had an energy drink Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:18:40 EST Week five success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790349 35 days, 19 lbs lost --one "cake episode"but overall success week end Oct 1 (3.6) <BR> 1. 19 lbs total loss (3 this week) <BR> 2. Met at 2000mg <BR> 3. Daily weighing <BR> 4. Honest logging --1 day over calories <BR> 5. Got outside to walk <BR> 6. Kicked the coffee habit!! <BR> <BR> (10-2) Opti wt 231 Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:56:43 EST Week four success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786411 28 days 15 lbs lost--minor food errors but mostly success week end Sept 24(1.9) <BR> <BR> 1. 15 pounds lost <BR> 2. No bread, pasta or other white stuff <BR> 3. Added met at 1000 mg <BR> 4. Honest logging stayed under calories <BR> 5. Handled trial stress without food Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:44:05 EST week three success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782260 21 days 13 lbs lost in 21 successful days week end Sept 17 (3.2) <BR> 1. 13 pounds lost <BR> 2. No sugar <BR> 3. no off-plan food except protein <BR> 4. Stayed within calories <BR> 5. regular loss no gain <BR> <BR> Making plans for how to handle Thanksgiving <BR> (Opti wt 236) Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:51:19 EST week one success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772535 Week one, 7 successful days, <BR> 1. 7 pounds lost <BR> 2. measured <BR> 3. took a photo <BR> 4. treadmill 3 X <BR> 5. got off the sugar and lowered carbs <BR> <BR> (Opti wt 244) Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:01:41 EST RESTART END AUGUST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770460 236.9 (after 4 days Opti style) <BR> 17.25 <BR> 31.25/30.5 <BR> 50 <BR> 52 <BR> 41 N <BR> 39 <BR> 44 <BR> 14.5 <BR> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:01:06 EST labs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655184 glucose 96 <BR> cholesterol 148 <BR> trig 70 <BR> hdl 53 <BR> ldl 81 <BR> wbc 6.6 <BR> rbc 4.72 <BR> hemocrit 42.6 <BR> plat 272 <BR> tsh 1.10 <BR> free t 4 1.13 <BR> free t3 3.48 <BR> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:30:17 EST bp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647675 bp 107/67 <BR> pulse 63 <BR> glucose 100 <BR> A1C 5.6 <BR> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:18:40 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560769 Ok, not really the day 2 for 2013 since this is my second start. I reviewed stats from earlier in the year and facing reality again---I started in January and then failed. Starting again in 2013. <BR> Blogging-yes, fit bit sync- yes, food log- yes reading 100 days-yes habit forming 2 of 21 Mon, 9 Dec 2013 19:39:11 EST Day 1 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560136 It was supposed to be my lucky year---to return to the fit me. I am going to use Fit as the goal word this week--This is to remind me to exercise. <BR> This single most important goal this week is to either go to the gym or get on the treadmill for 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Other goals <BR> write daily journal <BR> read my 100 days <BR> sync my fit bit <BR> log my food <BR> log to spark people Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:38:20 EST not the strongest or most intelligent...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271170 I am still coping with the cravings---not hunger <BR> <BR> The quotes I have to remember: <BR> <BR> “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” <BR> &#8213; Charles Darwin <BR> <BR> ....it means adapting and adjusting to life's stresses without resorting to self-destruction. ......Pamela Peeke <BR> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:40:07 EST Feeling lazy today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261421 Not much of a blog, more like a comment. I am feeling so lazy today. I got more than 8 hours of sleep and still took another hour and half nap. I am still hungry even after the latte cheat last night and added too many carbs oatmeal today and cornbread at dinner. I don't think it's reasonable to keep me under 100 carbs a day for more than 6 days--I go crazy. I may need to rethink the IP VLC plan. I felt so much more pride when I just ate and kept calories down below 1500. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:20:45 EST CRAVINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257910 ARGHHHH. I AM SO HUNGRY !! I AM ALREADY THROUGH AN ENTIRE PACK OF SUGAR FREE GUM AND STILL CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING SWEET. THANK GOD THERE IS NOTHING INTHE HOUSE EXCEPT THE SUGAR FREE JELLO. <em>4</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:53:18 EST snack right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246739 My goal this work week is to make my afternoon snack really count. I am so hungry after 5 o'clock that I need to be sure to have a 3:30 or 4:00 pm snack that keep me from eating like a fiend when I get home. Today I searched in my desk and found salmon in the packet and minute brown rice---perfect. I can't believe how long ago I packed that ---probably more than a year. I used to have good habits I just can't believe how easy it was to let them go. The good news is that I have not h... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:35:23 EST Having a good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242825 Ok, I am geting psyched up for the Weekend weigh-in. It's been more than 10 days but I am feeling good so I can face the scale tomorrow morning. This week I am proud: <BR> <BR> 1. Kicked the coffee and creamer successfully this week <BR> 2. Resisted the urge twice in the store to buy crap--i.e. sugar things or a box that I would consume completely <BR> 3. Pushed the stairs several days <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:23:18 EST While I make my coffee...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241510 I started back at this a month ago and was going great. I noticed however that the habits that triggered me to eating had come back and those roots were pretty deep. While I made my coffee I used to focus on what to eat and form a plan. But I recognize now like I did six years ago that the coffee itself is a trigger---I drink it and need carbs ---so I gave up the coffee---and now I can't make a time for the plan---I have to think up a new strategy. It seems obvious to just switch to ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:50:05 EST Removing obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230322 Obstacles--excuses. Every day I am working to prove to myself there are no real obstacles. I hit the stairs twice yesterday ( 4 flights twice)--and again once this morning. I have to go out for lunch----hate that---so I already e-mailed my friend the meal has to be under 350 calories--so maybe it will help me stick to that. No gym this morning---the puppy needed some training time and it's sooooo cold outside we had to stay in. I will check out the late night crowd and see if I can se... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:34:14 EST stairs---my new challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228826 So, I work on the 4th floor---and we have an elevator----and we have stairs---seems like the obvious choice. When I started two years ago I took the stairs. Then when I started taking work home I had too much to carry the next mroning and I took the elevator. Then a habit formed. I need to find a way to leave the work at work and take the stairs in the morning--no excuses. So challenge for the week: 4 flights at least once a day. I can go downstairs to use the restroom once a day... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:18:10 EST Sometimes a snack is more than a meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226126 ---Just a couple ounces of peanuts and BAM! I am over my calories. So nuts are another food should probably never make the menu........ Still it was a good day because I made it to the gym again and looks like I will make goal for steps and miles for the day <em>104</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:30:18 EST nothing to fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224835 Two days in a row I have made it to the gym. So many months and I was mostly afraid of seeing all the regulars--- knowing they would notice how much weight I gained. So..... I solved the problem by going to another gym location. It's a little out of my way, a little smaller and too many college students, but it will work just fine. I only used the cardio equipment but I can see the weight machines will start me out until I can face the old gym. Huge sigh of relief now that the 6 month h... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:49:28 EST Other than the weight...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223073 Other than the weight what have I gained in the last---4 years? <BR> 1. I drink a lot more water <BR> 2. I don't eat red meat (don't even like the taste of it--can't finish it when it's on my plate) <BR> 3. I don't drink sodas --diet or other (and don't crave them--and used to drink a case a week) <BR> 4. I choose green and red first (vegetables and fruit over rice, bread or potatoes) <BR> 5. I know what I'm supposed to look like fit and trim and healthy---even after 40 <BR> 6. My sk... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:55:19 EST the last straw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222001 So what was the last straw? <BR> It wasn't the 12th pair of black pants that I bought in December that still didn't fit even thought they were 4 sizes bigger than I bought 5 years ago. <BR> It wasn't how annoyed I was when my winter coat didn't fit in November. <BR> It wasn't how exhausted I was when we went hunting in October. <BR> It wasn't how distressed I was when I saw a photo of myself on my birthday. <BR> It wasn't how uncomfortable I was on airplane when we went on vacation <BR> It... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:55:51 EST Truths from 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220249 Denial is comfortable. The truth is 40-45 pounds came back for several reasons. <BR> <BR> 1. I stopped going to the gym in August <BR> 2. I binged on trigger foods at least once a week <BR> 3. I was drinking coffee and energy drinks daily <BR> 4. I stopped packing my lunch, measuring and planning in April <BR> 5. I ate in front of the TV, in the car, alone or with someone who thinks it's ok to eat cheese and bacon! <BR> <BR> Ouch---truth is not only uncomfortable it can hurt. <BR> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:06:04 EST on a streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218416 Not much of a streak but I have to grab onto something. It's been 7 days since I've had any sugar--aside from fruit--- I need a better definition ---but I know it when I taste it because I can't stop once I start. So far so good. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:32:51 EST the five o'clock binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217817 This is where my day gets so screwed up. I come home after work and eat. Sounds normal right? But I just mindlessly eat whatever I can without regard to quantity or quality. It's why I just cannot stop at the grocery store or order takeout food for dinner---I make bad choices. I have no skills to filter good from bad at 5 o'clock. I have to find a better way to deal after work ----but I still have to eat...... will have to work on this problem. How did I do it before? I didn't h... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:50:27 EST finally weighed and measured http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215420 I can't post it but it is bad news. I can't believe I could gain back that much weight------well maybe I am in denial---if I reflect on all the crap I have eaten in the last two years it shouldn't surprise me. When I combine all that crap with 5 months away from the gym---duhhh. Well, I did this once I can do it again. It will probably take me a year only I have figured out a way to skip the hard part-----not likely----so here's to a thinner me next year 2014!! I shall be back and not... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:40:23 EST goal to get back to 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214515 Here I was then at the 90 down mark-----my work is cut out for me <BR> <BR> Jan2, '08/Nov 15,'06 <BR> Weight: 148.5/239 <BR> Arm: 11.5/15.5 <BR> Bust: 36.5/44.5 <BR> Waist: 27/40 <BR> Ab/Hp:36/52 <BR> Lwr Hip: 37/51 <BR> Thigh: 21.5/30.5 <BR> Calf:13.75/17.5 Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:14:11 EST goal setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214171 It's taken me a while to warm up this year but am ready to post some goals: January Goals: <BR> 1. Daily Login <BR> 2. Daily food tracking <BR> 3. Get back to the gym(been 5 months now) <BR> 4. Weigh in---and record it <BR> 5. Measure and compare to last time at this weight <BR> <BR> Last time it took 10 months to go from 214 to 149 I don't where I start but I am prepared for the worst once I get the courage to weigh in <em>46</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:57:06 EST irritability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213618 really feeling irritable today---just everything getting on my nerves maybe too much caffeine today Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:58:41 EST dates.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211888 not feeling great today and went shopping for food. I got the pitted dates thinking I was at least staying gluten free--but still ate too many--good news I passed by the croissants, muffins, lemon cake, flavored oatmeal and trail mix---all which would have resulted in more calories than the dates---soooo that's something <BR> <BR> note to self--when you start the day with carbs--even steel cut oats you end up having too many carbs later in the day---knew this just forgot like a lot of othe... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:39:07 EST getting a grip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210566 ok, trying to get in the think thin habits. I tracked my calories---a couple hundred too many today; I passed on the urge to buy candy-- got starbucks instead skinny vanilla 160 calories; passed on the after work grocery trip that can be dangerous and always end up buying off menu food---bought two pairs of shoes instead---and to be fair I needed them--threw out two old pairs. This could be tougher than I think but definitely logging in is distracting me from eating without discretion Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:06:17 EST been too long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210287 It's been too long but I am back. .....stay tuned..... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:59:18 EST Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3246342 I made it through TOM and am down to 158.5. Now to tackle the remaining 17 pounds. I have eliminated the fruit for 5 days now and will stay off for another 5. It seems to have been the good trigger. I re-enrolled for the gym another 18 months $504 less the 147 credit from past missed health ins credits and with the credits for future months I net out with $0 per month as long as I go 12 times a month--Sweet! <BR> <BR> Really focusing on 154lbs by June 1st then 144 by July 1st Wed, 19 May 2010 11:45:37 EST 7 days down 7.5 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3190005 Obviously, the sunflower seeds and microwave popcorn were big problems---I can't believe what a sponge I can be! I would guess all 7 pounds were water retention. I know my system had to be totally shocked by the salt over the weekend, then add to it TOM and I shouldn't be so surprised at the number on the scale---I still am waiting for the 4-5 lbs that go after TOM which should be any day. Since my TSH was good I am still at .20 on the levothyroxine but am having the thyroid scan tomorrow... Mon, 3 May 2010 15:43:37 EST Problems to fix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3162295 I have been avoiding it for two months but finally had a forced weigh-in at the doctor for regular check-up---BAD NEWS 26 lbs higher than two years ago and 20 lbs higher thn 4 months ago----PROBLEMS TO FIX----like no more dinner out w/bf and got to reduce the carbs for at least May-August. I expect it will take that long to kick off these 20 horrible pounds----and must start tracking the sleep. I'm still doing between 300-400 cardio minutes each week so something is out of whack with the... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:20:26 EST Holding after 2 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2621872 2 years later and still under 150----pretty proud! Usually weighing in at 147-151 but only doing it once a month----better yet I am no longer obsessing over every calorie and every cardio minute. I am guessing my calorie intake is around 1500-2100 per day depending on the day and cardio minutes have stayed around 400 per week. I'm still lifting but maybe only 4 days a week and much scaled back from last summer. <BR> <BR> Weight : 148 <BR> Measure:Arm: 11.5 <BR> ... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 11:28:28 EST Christmas is over--finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1623875 So I survived another holiday---AND made it to the gym today to do 70 minutes of good cardio---and I wasn't the only one there so I didn't feel OCD about the exercise thing. I am going to make an effort to get back on spark every day even if only a single entry. Working on my 2009 goals-- <BR> <BR> 1)- need to do the food logs again at least 5 dadys a week <BR> 2) also need to take some pics and measure ---groan!! <BR> <BR> ----promising myself I will get back to 141 before my Myrtle... Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:50:17 EST maintaining for a year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1610388 I am coming up on a year of maintaining a 90lb loss. I really could be coming up on a year of maintaining a 99 lb loss but I think I have to keep the shorter goal in front of me. If I remember correctly by January 2, 2008 I hit the 148.5 mark losing 90 lbs and declaring victory on weighing less than 150lbs and was determined never to go above it again. Aside from one or two days with sodium or TOM issues I have have been successful---Yeah!! but I have to acknowledge that after I lost a... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 20:21:32 EST how 2 lose the fat but stop the shrinking bust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1189406 I am again frustrated with the way the fat loss is coming from my breasts and not my rear. I didn't think my bust could get any smaller !! I cringe to admit that even the B cup seems to have some room in it. <BR> <BR> I never thought I would complain about small breasts---I've always been a 36C or better---even was a 38DD for awhile and felt they made me look fat--but now I can't believe the 34B is comfortable if not roomy---so what do these figure competition models and bodybuilders do ab... Mon, 5 May 2008 18:29:05 EST superclean for 5 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1139982 Back to 141 ----I've been eating superclean for the last five days to squeeze off the water weight from the two week vacation. Two days with veggie pizza and a couple cappucinos really made my body act like a sponge. Fortunately, I think the superclean effect has worked wonderfully----I just cut out the fruit, nuts and unsweetened dark chocolate---leaving chicken breast, egg whites, salmon, shrimp, goat whey and unlimited veggies --all kinds----and of course the unsweetened cranberry --but o... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 20:15:34 EST