AEROGIRL1594's SparkPeople Blog AEROGIRL1594's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Weekly Goals I think that I am going to start making weekly goals so that I have something to really work for. I plan to set a nutrition, fitness and self love goal. Recently my husband and I have noticed that a lot of the calories we consume come from eating in bed at the end of the day. We usually end up staying awake much later than we should because we aren't tired and then we wake up later than we should. Anyway, my nutrition goal for today until next Tuesday is to try and avoid going out to the kitc... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:30:09 EST First Day Back... Today was my first day back when it comes to tracking calories. I hate tracking calories but I also hate what I look like. I have to do this. I am at the highest weight I have ever been. (Technically the highest was 240) Now I weigh 235lb. I am only 21. I now have a 6 mo daughter and two step children that I need to live for and get healthy for. Plus, I am sick of walking into stores and not finding pants in my size. I'm sick of having to wear my maternity pants 6 months postpartum. I am sick... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 20:57:09 EST Day 1 of the rest of my life... Hello everyone, <BR> I know that I haven't been on here in a while but I plan on changing that. My husband and I are panning to work together to lose weight. I just had my daughter on the 4th of July and I want to live a long time for her. I'm only 21 and I should definitely not be 225lbs. So I've started yet again on this weight loss journey. Here are my goals for the week. I'm hoping to follow them for longer than a week though! I want to do them for as long as possible. <BR> 1. Track calor... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:04:40 EST Day 3 Overview I think that I had an okay day yesterday. It could have been much better but it also could have been much worse. On the bad side I did have three slices of leftover pizza hut pizza. On a more positive side at least we did not go out to get any more food last night. I actually prepared dinner. We had ham (not me since I'm a vegetarian), mixed stir fry vegetables and rice. For desert I made strawberry shortcake. Not the best but a lot better than eating out. I am also happy to announce that I g... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 17:37:00 EST Day 2 overview and Day 3 blog prompt Do you ever feel like someone is sabotaging your goals? That's kind of how I'm feeling right now. The other day when I told my husband I was going to start counting calories he just kind of blew me off like okay, yea we'll see. Ever since then he has been getting carryout. Yes, we have gotten it a lot lately anyway because with three kids and school it is a lot easier. Especially right now when I'm 6 months pregnant and really have no desire to cook even though I know it is better not only fo... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:24:21 EST Day 1 of Round 4 Vitality Challenge: Yucky Cats So, I went ahead and decided to use yesterday as day one of my challenge. I started the day with the best of intentions. I woke up ready to count calories and work my hardest to get my protein and things like that so for breakfast I had two slices of toast with peanutbuter and two kiwis. However, after that my day kind of went down the drain. My husband came home from running errands and asked if we wanted to go out with him to run some more errands so we went along. He was planning on throwi... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:18:13 EST Excited to be a Mommy! & 15 Day Vitality Challenge Hello everyone, I realize that I have not been on here in a very long time and I regret it more and more everyday. I feel gross and terribe and I know that if I were staying consistent with my clean eating and exercise routine I would not feel so gross all of the time. As you could see on the title of this blog entry I am having a baby in July! :) It is supposed to be a girl and I am very excited. However, I want to start working towards becoming a better me before the baby gets here. Not onl... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 19:37:58 EST Happy New Year Wow, I just realized that I haven't posted a blog entry since June! A lot has happened to me since then and I have not stayed accountable for anything! I have gained about 16lbs since the last time that I blogged. <em>40</em> I've also gotten married, and taken on two step kids of my own. Oh yea, and as of tomorrow I will be 14 weeks pregnant and starting my second trimester! It is crazy how fast it is going. So yea, I've been going through a lot. The doctor only wants me to gain about 15... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:45:09 EST 30 Day Shred Day 3 Hey everyone, so today was day 3 of my 30 day shred challenge by Jillian Michaels. It's kind of turned into an every other day thing because of my energy. I've been super tired all of the time and was not quite sure why. My mom brought up the idea that it might be my iron levels. As a vegetarian it's not exactly easy for me to get my iron since I don't eat meat. I take a daily multi-vitamin that has 18mg of iron in it but yesterday I went ahead and started on an iron vitamin that that has 30m... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:18:35 EST 30 Day Shred Day 1 Today I officially completed day 1 of the 30 Day Shred! It was a killer and a reminder to just how out of shape I am! I haven't really worked out since in the fall so it was definitely hard and I did have to stop a few times throughout to catch my breath but I know that it will be worth it in the end! I'm also not using the weights right now. I'm going to wait until I am more in shape to start using the weights. For now, it is just going to be my own body weight! <BR> <BR> I also went out t... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:33:16 EST June Goals So, I thought I would go ahead and set myself up with some goals for the month of June. This isn't a strict unatabilable plan. These are just goals that I hope to reach throughout the month that I think will get me started in a healthy cycle. <BR> <BR> 1. Complete cardio 3x per week for at least 30 minutes- this will help me start to build momentum that definitely is not there. I don't think I will be asking too much of myself by doing this because it allows me to do any form of cardio. <BR>... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:24:38 EST Spark People for Motivation! I always find that I am the most successful in my weight loss endeavors whenever I track my calories, and when I am consistent on Spark People. I think that checking in for some daily motivation will really help me a lot. I really want summer 2014 to set the tone for the rest of my life. I am so glad that the spark app is now free again, and I got it for my new android phone which is awesome. I am going to try and make tomorrow my first day back at seriously calorie counting, and the like! I ... Thu, 29 May 2014 21:23:40 EST My Second Year of College is Over...Basically... Hey everyone, <BR> I haven't been on here in a while, and I really do need to get back in the groove of visiting SparkPeople on a daily basis. Hopefully now that my semester is basically over I will be able to do that. I finished the last of my exams today, and now all that I have left is a paper for history that is due by tomorrow at midnight, and a couple of other odds and ends that I have to run by the school. Needless to say my stress levels are still pretty high. As a worrier it's not go... Thu, 1 May 2014 18:29:07 EST My Diet Detox Hey everyone, <BR> I haven't really been on here in a while. I have been so extrememly focused on everyone else, that I have not really been giving myself a shot in the world to do better for myself, which has to change because it really is not healthy for me. I am going back and doing a Losing your first 10 pounds challenge, and today is day 7. I am getting ready to go into a diet detox which I am really excited about (I start tomorrow) in which I try to focus on finding new healthy things t... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:48:25 EST New Business: Why do we want instant gratification so badly? As some of you might know I officially launched my Scentsy business this past weekend. I have talking about starting Scentsy for like a year now, and I finally took the plunge. One of my first goals is to get to 500 PRV in the first 15 days of selling. Well, news flash it’s been four days, and I haven’t been able to sell anyone anything yet. I have a Facebook page made that I post things on, and I have been posting on my own personal timeline as well as in groups all over Facebook, but still ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:37:52 EST Update & Overcoming Diet Procrastination Prompt #1 So, these last few days I’ve been kind of out of it and I haven’t really been doing my journaling so much. By journaling I don’t mean writing down how I feel I mean I keep a journal of Coach Lauren Wardell’s 8 step process. These past few days I just haven’t felt like doing it and I was kind of feeling bad about it. However, right now with everything else that I have going on that just seems like added stress. I know that sounds bad because my health should be my priority, but right now I am ... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:13:38 EST Losing Your First 10 Pounds (Your Pathway to Vitality) Prompt #5 Changing my mindset on how I view being overweight is not going to be easy at all. I mean, I’ve been overweight and I have had these view points for as long as I can remember. Habits are hard to break otherwise I would already be consistently working out 7days a week for an hour a day, journaling every day, and eating healthy. However, that’s not life and old habits are really hard to break. I am proud of myself if I manage to get in 10 minutes of working out much less 60. However, one of the... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:08:48 EST Losing Your First 10 Pounds (Your Pathway to Vitality) Prompt #4 All of my life I never really had that much of opinion about what being overweight meant. I mean, for as long as I can remember my parents have been overweight my mom just because she is sick and on lots of medications and can’t move around as much. She should definitely not be doing as much as she is though on the farm. (One of the reasons I want to lose weight is because of my health. I have already exhibited several symptoms from her disease and I want to get it in control as much as I can... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 16:17:58 EST Losing Your First 10 Pounds (Your Pathway to Vitality) Prompt #3 I know that it has been a while since I have replied to one of these prompts, I guess I just let the other parts of my life take over I guess. However, one of our “homework” assignments for my 6 week vitality boot camp was to do 3 of these in a week! So here I am working on prompt #3! :) If you look back in my previous blogs you will find my answers to prompts #1 & #2. <BR> <BR> I have always believed that looks are not what make a person who they are, but sometimes they make a person who t... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:28:42 EST Detox Diet & 6 week boot camp update #1 So today I am in day 2 of my diet detox with my vitality group and going back and looking through my days I am noticing a trend. Whenever I eat a meal I’m not always eating enough to keep me full for an extended period of time which is partly a vegetarian protein problem, and partly an I’m not eating enough food problem. It can be so hard to find healthy foods at school that I enjoy eating. Most things here if they aren’t whole foods are filled with a ton of wheat filler. Basically my school ... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 09:10:43 EST Holiday Vitality Edition prompts 2 & 3 So, I would definitely be lying if I sat here and talking about how great I did with my “plan” over Thanksgiving Break. I didn’t do great, but I didn’t do horribly either. I would consider it a lot better than in previous years and for that I give myself an A+ here are my prompts 2 and 3 for my Vitality Holiday Edition. I didn’t do well with keeping up with them being as that I wasn’t really on the internet much while I was home, but that’s totally okay! <BR> <BR> Have you given yourself cre... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 13:09:41 EST The Vitality Challenge: Holiday Edition Why did you choose to participate in this challenge? At the end of this week, what do you hope to accomplish? What do you want to feel like? What do you want to learn? What would have to happen for you to feel successful? What would it look like if you participated in the challenge all the way through? How do you think it would help you? How are you going to stay accountable? What has happened over the course of the holidays in the past? What makes this time different? How are you going to se... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:27:11 EST Quick Update and New Goals I think it kind of cut me off at the end...but if you are interested in the Vitality Thanksgiving Challenge just let me know and I'll help you! <BR> xoxo, <BR> Emma <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:17:09 EST Losing Your First 10 Pounds (Your Pathway to Vitality): Prompt #2 Hey everyone, I'm sorry that I haven't blogged in a few days, I have just been so crazy exhausted from this sickness! Needless to say all of the healthy habits I have been developing are currently suffering which I am not at all happy about! It's so hard to find foods that fill you up and are easy on the throat that don't have a ton of calories! I went to the store yesterday and picked up a bunch of soup. Some if it is not too unhealthy, but others are! I miss exercising and eating well so mu... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 13:07:55 EST Quick Daily Update 11/11/13 Hey all, some of you know that Friday night a came down with something. I'm not totally sure what it is yet. However recently I have seen a lot of other people on campus posting about having a sore throat so I sure do know where I got it from! I tried to do a one mile walk on Saturday and by the end I had a major headache and a nose bleed so it definitely was not fun at all! I won't be working out again until I am feeling better and it is super hard for me to eat healthy because all I want ar... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:14:28 EST Losing Your First 10 Pounds (Your Pathway to Vitality): Prompt #1 Saying that I just started my journey to be a healthier, fitter person would be a lie. I have struggled with my weight for my entire life. Ever since I was a little kid. Looking back on my Kindergarten graduation I can't even believe that my parents let it get that bad. I was so much bigger than all of the other kids in school. My entire life all I remember is trying to "be on a diet." Sometimes I would tell my mom that I wanted to get healthy, and we would work at it for a few days and then ... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:13:42 EST Daily Update for 11/9 and Discriminatory Clothing Stores I hope that everyone had an awesome Saturday! I have decided to make a running list in my phone of things that I want to share with you all so that I don't forget about them. Just random things that I think would make great blog entry's! As for today I have decided to talk about how clothing stores don't care sizes for all types of women, but I will get to that after I discuss my daily update! <BR> <BR> For those of you who read yesterday you all know that my eating habits were off of the wa... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 01:00:40 EST Weight Loss Sabotage As I sit here about to write this blog post all that I feel about the day is total regret. This morning when I woke up I went to the cafeteria. I actually went in today where as usually I just get rapids which is our fast option and would have just gotten a yogurt, 2 pieces of fruit one for now and one for later and then a water. But, I went in. They didn't having anything good under the hot stuff so I wound up getting a tiny tiny bowl of strawberry yogurt and a teeny tiny bowl of applesauce.... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 22:50:09 EST Day 681: Dealing with a break in a relationship Hey everyone, <BR> I am going through something kind of hard right now. My boyfriend, the man I have been with of the past 8 months and I decided that it was time we take a break. Recently he got a new job and has been working a lot of hours. I know he did it for me and he is working so hard for us and for the possibility of a future family with me but I let something get in the way of that. I put up a personal barrier. I wouldn't let him in anymore. He says that I was being distant. And mayb... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 12:41:16 EST Journal Day #4 and Boot camp Challenge Update Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to do a quick update to let you all know how I have been coming along with my goals. In all honesty the past couple of days my eating has not been good. I mean don’t get me wrong it could have been much, much worse, but it has not been good at all by any means. My focus is going to be eating healthier foods. Today I have consumed junk foods and I haven’t been eating the food that serves as the body’s fuel. Needless to say I have been feeling gross all d... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:12:43 EST Day 2 Journal Update Hey everyone, <BR> Today was my second day of using the journaling approach given to me by Coach Lauren Wardell. I find that I did pretty successfully with it again today. I've even added a new section where I am going to put the random thoughts that I have for the day. It's actually going to be a lot like my blog, but it's hand written so that I can look back at it easier. Today I mostly included things involving my weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> Here is a quick glance at a few things in my ... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:05:35 EST Day 1 Journal Update Hey everyone, <BR> For those of you who keep tabs on my blog you know that I am an avid supporter of Coach Lauren Wardell and her teachings! I actually came up with my no-plan, plan thanks to her teachings. Every week she sends out an email with weight loss tips in it, and last weeks was one on a type of journal that she does. I just started with my journaling today since last week I had a stomach ulcer. Technically I started last night because I am going to be writing things for the next day... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:02:59 EST I am feeling much better! Hey everyone, <BR> I just wanted to give you all a quick update on how things are going in my world! I am officially feeling a lot better, and have not had the severe pain that i was having before due to my ulcers! I don't feel so tired and groggy, and I am ready to start the journaling advice that coach Lauren gave me! I weighed myself this morning on the regular scale (first time I've used this in a while, I usually use the wii fit scale) and I weight 199 which is actually less than what I... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:05:13 EST Checking In Hey everyone, <BR> I just wanted to post an update on how I have been doing! My diet has definitely struggled in the past week. The issue is that I have had an ulcer which also explains the water question that I had in my last blog entry. I think it is clearing up now because I have not had much pain today. Anyway, there were days where I would hardly eat or drink a thing. It just depended on the day. I finally found something that I enjoyed drinking with my ulcer, and even though it was high... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:56:17 EST Water Question... Hey everyone, <BR> I hope that everyone is doing well, and that you are all making positive strides towards your goal! It does not matter how small the steps are that you take every little bit helps in the long run. <BR> So before I do a lot of talking the main point of this blog was to ask you all a question about water. Last night I started feeling sick like I was going to throw up sick, and I felt like I was dehydrated. The only water I have is water that I filter through my Britta filter,... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:35:53 EST I definitely let my fall break get the best of me... Hey everyone, <BR> I hope everyone had better success than I did over the weekend. This past weekend was my fall break so I had off Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and today (Tuesday). Of course I was stuck at school because I am an RA I got like nothing accomplished all weekend. I slept until 10:30 each day and then went to brunch then watched shows on Netflix until 4:00 when I went to dinner and then I spent my evenings with my boyfriend. Meanwhile, I have 2 test on Thursday that I should have be... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:38:26 EST Topics: Postive, Judgement, Food Reading the title to this blog, you might not completely understand where I am trying to go with this, and honestly I am not quite sure yet either. Since yesterday when I started my no plan plan I have been doing a lot of thinking about myself, and the things that I want to change about myself. I plan to discuss how I want to be a more positive person, I want to touch on my love/habits for certain foods, as well as judging other people. <BR> <BR> I have grown up in a place that is unlike mo... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 14:54:58 EST my plan to not make a plan As many of you all know, I am one of those people who has set up many different programs for myself over the years, and non of them have worked. I have no idea how much I weight right now because I am at college and without a scale, but I know that I am at the highest weight I have ever been at over 200lbs. For the 15 days prior to today I was doing a Vitality Challenge round with coach Lauren, and I learned a lot about myself through out that challenge. While I was doing the challenge I deci... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:29:57 EST Day 624: A New Beginning- I need support! I must say, I look around on spark and see so many people who have had a ton of luck with spark and have seen amazing results and then I look at myself in the mirror and realize that I currently weight more than when I started Spark People. Not only is this almost my second year on Spark but I was also on spark teens for a few years before that! I’m obviously not good at this weigh loss stuff, but it is probably because I give into temptation so easily and I do not stay focused and on track! ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:13:30 EST Sleep For the past 3 nights I have not been able to go to sleep to save my life! I mean I have been tossing and turning all night, and today when I got out of bed I was completely drained. I don’t know what I am going to have to do get my sleep back on track, but hopefully it gets back on track soon because I go back to school on Monday and start RA training, and the last thing I want is to be tired for that and for the start of school which takes place the following week. <BR> <BR> A little whil... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 17:05:46 EST August Goals Starting Weight: 204.8 <BR> <BR> End of August Goal: 196.8 <BR> <BR> I plan to start my August goals this coming Sunday! I have definitely let my life get way off track over the past year. Since I started my freshman year of college I have gained a ton of weight and I no longer feel comfortable in a size medium t-shirt. On top of that I don’t even fit into size 14 ae jeans! At the beginning of last year I was in a 12 and now I’m over a size 14 in jeans. When I try to get into them I am very... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 20:56:03 EST Father’s Day/Weekly Weigh In As all of you know, yesterday was Father’s Day, and as many of you know my father and I do not get along what so ever. Basically he yells all of the time and is never at all rational. It’s either his way or no way, and no one but him is ever right. Along with everything else I ‘ve been arguing with him even more lately because he’s been borrowing a ton of money from me due to the fact that he isn’t capable of taking care of his own family aka feeding them, or feeding/taking care of the animal... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:41:59 EST Goals for the Week of June 16 So I had three really good days what may have been a few weeks ago, and I managed to lose .8lbs in those three days and I was really proud of myself, but then when the kids and my dad got done with school I fell right back off track. Along with that I’ve been doing a lot of babysitting, and everything has kind of helped me fall off track. However, I am done making excuses. Just because everyone else in the family is eating junk, fried foods, and drinking soda doesn’t mean that I have to. So, ... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:06:56 EST Serious Day #2=Success I can honestly say as many of us can that I’ve tried a million times to lose weight, and for me counting calories is the best way to start out. I eat so many calories in a day it is ridiculous. As I have been restricting myself more, and consuming calories in range with my weight loss goals I am starting to notice that they key to me feeling fuller longer is protein. I am also noticing that I really am able to use that little voice in my head and say no to foods that I know aren’t good for me... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 21:52:06 EST Day #528 So, from Thursday to Saturday last week I was babysitting four kids for some people and I must say it was a lot of work. Kids have to be constantly entertained or fed or cleaned up after or watched in the pool I mean the list goes on and on. One thing I noticed is that I was snacking all the time when I was there. I pretty much had food in my mouth constantly. That is something that I definitely have to work on. Not snacking so much and I think eating fuller meals that are more nutritious and... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 17:05:09 EST My Addiction to Food All day I have been thinking that I would write a blog about how much a hate jeans, but instead I decided that I would write about my addiction/love for food. I guess that’s why most of us are bigger than we should be, or for some of you were bigger than you should have been. It’s all because we love food so much. I don’t just eat when I’m hungry anymore. It was like a think I saw on the news the other day people don’t just eat for sustenance. We eat for enjoyment. Half of the time when I wal... Tue, 28 May 2013 17:16:06 EST Family Sabotaging My Health Attempts As some of you probably know I am home for the summer for what will more than likely be my last summer at home. The other day I went grocery shopping with my mom and tried to get healthy foods for me to eat, but of course she had to buy junk food in order to make everyone else in my family happy. Needless to say my mother is definitely one of my best friends, but at times it can be so difficult because she has wanted to lose weight as well, but she doesn’t seem to be putting forth the effort... Sun, 26 May 2013 08:45:19 EST Day #517: Starting My June Goals In the Morning! Recently I’ve had a lot going on in my life. As soon as I got home from school I’m bombarded with work and spend most of my mornings outside on the farm taking care of the animals. That won’t be nearly as bad once the kids are finished with school and will be home for the summer to help. My entire body is covered in bruises from the goats, and I haven’t even had time to organize my room since I’ve been home. There is literally stuff piled up everywhere and it is driving me crazy. I haven’t ex... Thu, 23 May 2013 22:14:37 EST Day #493 Last week and this week so far my body has been a mess because this is my first month on birth control. Needless to say, I go from being miserable one day to being okay the next. It’s really weird. Hopefully this will all stop soon and I can go back to living a normal life! <BR> <BR> There are officially only 2 weeks left of school. This week is dead week, and next week is exam week. Today was my last day of Biology lab. I’m hoping to pull through that class with a B! That would be awesome. ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:07:52 EST Day #490 Over the course of this month I had several main goals that I wanted to keep up with. Some of them I did good with and some not so good, but the ones I did the best with were the ones that were the most important to me. Those two goals were not eating fried foods, and not drinking soda. Consuming extra calories and over eating is definitely the root of me being overweight. It is my goal to change that. When I am at home and drink soda I only drink diet because that is all that my parents buy,... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:39:31 EST