ACH!WIE.SCHOEN!'s SparkPeople Blog ACH!WIE.SCHOEN!'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community First Post in FOUR YEARS... I'm back. <BR> <BR> I've recommitted to making myself and my health a priority. <BR> <BR> I'm struggling to "be good" and I have been for several years. I try, I lose, I give up. I am re-motivated. I try, I lose, I give up. <BR> <BR> I just moved to DC this summer and started a new job and a new step in my life. I'm really hoping this will be the motivation I need to get up and going and make myself REALLY a priority - I don't just want to say it any more! I want it to be true! <BR> ... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:22:31 EST One month in: An update Alright, well, I'm not quite sure what to say. <BR> <BR> Somedays I feel GREAT!! Like I'm invincible and doing the greatest thing on Earth (well, it kind of is) and travelling and experiencing and eating and loving every minute of it. Then there are nights like tonight where I feel like I'm just eating it. Spending lots of time eating. <BR> <BR> I thought on board it would be easy to limit. Then I forgot that buffets (and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) are my weaknesses. I thought i... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:43:29 EST SEMESTER AT SEA!!! Alright, so my semester at sea has begun! <BR> Thus, I wont be updating as often, if at all. Internet is really expensive, and I'd rather be travelling anyway =) <BR> Will do what I can, when I can, but you get it! <BR> I have a calorie counter book and a diet journal and a scale with me, so hopefully it will help! It's also pretty warm almost everywhere we go, so my appetite *should* be in check. Also, there is a lot of bathing suit time, sun bathing on the deck, swimming, kayaking and th... Sun, 27 Jan 2008 11:52:42 EST Nervous about not tracking... HELP!! Opinions/advice please!!! So, the past two days, in preparation for Semester at Sea, where I will have no (rare) internet access, I decided to not track my food as I ate it, like I usually do. I wanted to see if I had the willpower and the knowledge to not go over my limits. <BR> <BR> I failed =( <BR> <BR> It's really hard to guesstimate what you've eaten, how much, and how many calories it translates into. Really hard!! I went over calories both days. Now, I had a required staff breakfast (I ordered a veggie om... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:46:03 EST Rewards So, I'm at the Spark Stage where I'm supposed to reward myself, and to plan to reward myself for the next 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> Well, here's what I've decided. <BR> <BR> When I hit 150 (should be soon, please please please in the next week!) I wanted to get myself an MP3 player. It looks like I might be getting one for Christmas, so I'm not going to do that. Instead, I'm going to get myself some running gear. Some clothes and what not. I think I can wait the two weeks until Christmas to se... Wed, 12 Dec 2007 23:21:31 EST Loosing Motivation I don't know why, or what it is. <BR> <BR> I'm going to attribute it to the cold. I've been freezing lately. My body must know that ahead of time and just try to pack on the pounds. How do people manage to loose weight over the winter? I don't know if I can. <BR> <BR> My body is craving just about everything right now. I don't know why. It hasn't been this bad in a long time. I'm craving meat. I've been vegetarian since starting SparkPeople, but all of the sudden, I'm dreaming about... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 19:47:04 EST Milestone? So, today, I tried on a pair of pants I haven't worn since 2005. It is a pair of capri pants that I wore, well, pretty much daily my senior year of high school (2004). I studied abroad that next year, gained a nice 25 pounds, and never wore them again. I almost ripped them because I wanted to fit into them so bad, I would wear them around the house anyway. <BR> <BR> Well, I tried them on again today, just for the heck of it, to see if I would fit into them, and I do! I think I fit into t... Sun, 25 Nov 2007 16:36:25 EST Back to normal? Alright, so I've been back at school for...maybe...6 weeks now? and I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of it. I'm getting the hang of being busy, and still making the right choices. Spending time with my boyfriend, but not necessarily over indulging because we're eating together. We've learned to do things in moderation and split things, which is really good. We're going to the gym together, finally. It's all starting to come together. <BR> <BR> And hopefully the trend will conti... Tue, 25 Sep 2007 23:53:32 EST Wow...really? So, today was a crappy day health-wise. <BR> <BR> I mean, I'm in England, and we visited Bath, and yet I was hungry most of the day and went OVER my calories for the day...what the heck? I need to pay better attention to what I eat the rest of the week. Get back to good, I was doing far too well to give up now!! Fri, 27 Jul 2007 17:22:52 EST