ACHIEVEDREAMS's SparkPeople Blog ACHIEVEDREAMS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A Real Change I've struggled with yo-yo dieting, binge eating, and the occasional bulimic episode for a few years now, and despite being on Sparkpeople for a year, I admit that I haven't been the most consistent tracker. In November, I finally started to get on track again, and I was fairly consistent about tracking the calories, the fitness, and everything else; mind you, I was still binge eating and struggling with a number of emotional stresses. <BR> <BR> After another recent bout of self-hatred, of f... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 17:10:18 EST Eating Consciously Today, I weighed myself for the first time in months, and I discovered that I weigh three pounds less than I thought I did! :) While this makes me super happy and motivated, I realize that I have to continue to eat consciously and hold myself accountable for the food I put into my body. Having Sparkpeople open while I eat is wonderful, as I can track calories on the spot and ask myself whether I am consuming the correct number and ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. I find that when I... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:41:56 EST Getting back on track After four days of refusing to track my calories, not exercising, and binge eating, I've decided to return to Sparkpeople. The weight loss process is one of the toughest things I have ever experienced. It is so easy to get derailed, lose motivation, and find solace in the peanut butter jar; however, I have decided to get back on track. Today, I hold myself accountable for my choices, and today, I will nourish myself physically and emotionally. <BR> <BR> Recently, I started to do Blogilates... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:18:36 EST A little too nutty... I am a nut fanatic! From almonds to peanuts to macadamia nuts to cashews to chocolate covered hazelnuts, I adore anything nutty. The problem: while nuts provide healthy fats in moderation, too many nuts equate too much fat and too many calories. It's so difficult not to give into temptation though. When I see a can of almonds, I immediately want to eat the entire can. The same goes with peanut butter; I can eat a quarter of a jar of peanut butter in one sitting! I'm trying to decide how to ha... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:46:30 EST Temptation Dealing with temptation is one of the most difficult parts about losing weight and becoming healthier. Some days, it seems like no matter what I do, I am unable to resist eating the extra cookie (sometimes the whole pack) or buying the chocolate chip muffin to go with my coffee even when I know that it isn't healthy for me. When I go onto the food tracker, some days I don't even put in the extra treats because of the extra guilt. However, not admitting to having over-indulged just makes it ev... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:47:18 EST