AADAMS32's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AADAMS32 AADAMS32'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/ Am I a Quitter? Umm..NO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995093 My family and I went to Academy this past Sunday to get shoes for our oldest to go back to school. I was having a bad day and was a little down on myself from the day before. (jeans shopping didn't go so well) I told my husband that i was NOT going to go into the work out section of the store. Absolutely NOT! I didn't want to see more work out equipment with cute little models on the front of all the boxes. I was working too hard to not have the results that I wanted and having a pity p... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:52:07 EST No excuses.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987513 Anyone who knows me, knows that I dislike hard work and sweating. However, for the past few weeks I have been working out. I even push mowed my lawn (which is no small feat in 93 degree Louisiana heat). Instead of thinking about exercise as a hardship and trying to avoid it, I look forward to it. I stopped making excuses for why i couldn't work out. No time. No energy. No equipment. No space. Now I make NO excuses! <BR> <BR> I have reached my calorie burning goal for the week, but th... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:05:48 EST I want to feel like I belong ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973268 I successfully avoid going out to places. I have put off dates with my husband for so long that I think he has given up on asking me. I don't feel like I belong at fancy restaurants or hip little eateries. I feel like the big blimp trying to fit in. I always think that the people at the next tables or maybe even the waiter/ waitress will think , "like she really needs to be eating that!". Or maybe they are all casually staring and waiting to see if I will finish my WHOLE plate of food. ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:56:55 EST Smart Changes = big pay off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968876 Dieting is such a dirty little word. So I will call my "diet" smart changes. I have made many smart changes lately. I started my weight loss journey on June 18. It is July 13 and I have lost 15 lbs with these changes. My changes : replacing some of my favorite foods (bread, rice, cereal) with whole grain varieties, sweet potatoes instead of russets, no late night snacking, WATER WATER WATER, fresh fruits and veggies instead of cakes and cookies, portion control (easier said than done-... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:41:24 EST