AH-CHOO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AH%2DCHOO AH-CHOO'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/ Ok, It's clear that I am a true Yo-Yo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340273 I mean, I'm clearly sucking at it. It's been 2 YEARS since I've been serious and I'm getting really annoyed by it. And I know I know, "If you wanna quit whining about it, just do it!" and I SHOULD! In fact my momma gave me some inspirational words (that sadly were not meant for weight loss but for something else entirely, which....I'm not gonna go into. Too depressing). <BR> <BR> She stated how much I was incredibly stubborn. That once I put my mind to something, I get it done. No matter wha... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:39:59 EST Well That Was A Quick Nap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4107942 Hey guys, long time no see. As you can tell, I haven't been on here for a while. That's because I went down an emotional rollercoaster ride, been baking/cooking up a storm (I had culinary arts mid-terms), and having work in general getting me off track. With Lent beginning and me giving up all kinds of red meat (except fish), I decided then and there to jump-start my plans and see what I needed to do. <BR> <BR> The major thing I need to be consistent of is exercise, so I'm starting from day... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:27:34 EST Wow, What A Crazy Three Weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3950887 First Week: <BR> Lost 2.3 pounds from not doing so much exercise but still on my diet. It made me weirded out. <BR> <BR> Second Week: <BR> Tried not working out 60 minutes and only worked out for 45 minutes three times a week and strength trained for the other three days. I stayed the same <BR> <BR> Third Week: <BR> I just got hired for a job and didn't know what to do with my work and school schedule. It drove me off track and I still maintained. It was a problem for me. <BR> <BR> I ran i... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 18:51:28 EST Food Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3865992 I usually call this my food journal, but today while I was browsing someone's Spark Page for inspiration, I saw that she stated that she kept a food journal instead of tracking her food here. I was very impressed by her (eating 9-11 servings of veggies/fruits, tracking it as a food journal and not worrying about counting calories, exercising 6 days a week) and I decided to see what was actually a food journal. I always thought it was this right here but she didn't show her food tracking in he... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:15:30 EST Not Feeling Up To It This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3859582 Man all this cookie making and stuff close to the holidays is really making me not feel like dieting this week. Like I really do not want to log in what I eat and stuff. I know I said in my previous post that I was just going to have one sweet dessert and salty snack once a week, but I completely forgot and seemed to push it out of my mind since I'm worried over what my family wants for the holidays. I WILL step it up next week, but this week? I have a feeling I'll gain all those pounds that ... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:57:54 EST My Food Examination For This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3851689 The Good: <BR> -I made sure to log in everything I ate. <BR> -Made sure to stay within my calorie range. <BR> -Made sure to eat breakfast and not eat late at night. <BR> <BR> The Bad: <BR> -I made chocolate chip cookies this week and I think I went a bit overboard since I haven't had them in so long <BR> -I substituted my veggie intake by counting my corn mixed rice dish and my mashed potatoes instead of just eating a plain bowl/plate of veggies. <BR> -I kept eating tortilla chips and kept s... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 02:34:17 EST A "Meh" Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3848335 "Meh" <BR> <BR> My entire attitude for this week. I wasn't as fired up as I was last week and I'm pretty sure I won't be TOO upset if I gain or not lose anything (compared to last week anyway), I just felt like it was a normal week. That's a pretty good sign to me. A bad sign would be me feeling this way and not logging in what I did for exercise and food. Since I did both, I just consider my attitude to be me getting used to my routine; and I'm alright by that. <BR> <BR> One good thing I r... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 22:16:56 EST Thanks A Lot Guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3838248 I really mean it. Thanks a lot for keeping my spirits up last night. I was feeling like I wanted to quit altogether, but once I read what you guys wrote me, I decided to stick with my diet and take your advice. I then weighed myself the next day and found out that I lost 1.3 pounds. I was ecstatic! <BR> <BR> So thanks, if it wasn't for you guys, I would have just quit altogether. <em>304</em> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 16:37:33 EST URGH! Why Wii Scale Why?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3835847 I just weighed myself on my Wii Scale... <BR> <BR> I STAYED THE SAME! WTF?! <BR> <BR> Whyyyyy am I the same? I've done 5 small meals, all lean and healthy, exercised every morning for 60 minutes, and been on Sparkpeople for most of the time logging what I eat. Why didn't I see at least one pound off? For my regular scale, I'm like 224 but for THIS one I'm 227.1. It's so depressing!!! <BR> <BR> Since the weigh off for Gamer's Fit is anywhere between Friday and Sunday, I'm gonna weigh myself... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:16:17 EST Stress Messing Me Up (Post Made For 12-7-10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3831183 Ugh, UGH, why does stress have to mess up my eating habits today? I was all good before 4 o'clock, but once 4 came something stressful happened and I ended up being off schedule. I thankfully had 498 calories left and done my exercise for the day; I just feel stupid because I let some inner drama stress me out. I just need to try harder, try not to be hung up on this one person so much, and just focus on me. If I do that maybe then I won't skip a step in my diet next time. It's time to be foc... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 00:03:03 EST We Can Connect to Facebook Now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3825466 Just found out I could connect this account to my FB one...and I'm kinda debating on it. Do I really want highschool friends, people who barely contact me, people who don't know about my true weight, people who could care less about my diet, to know what I'm really doing for myself? I'm a very introverted person (like I don't even post new pics of myself on the web. It took me a long time to decide to post pics on my sparkpage) so letting people know when my journal is updated or how much I l... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:00:53 EST Biggest Loser Winter 2010 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3822551 I just joined my first challenge in a community and I'm scared. I dunno what to expect but the main goal to remember is that as long as I lose weight, no matter how small, I'll still be considered a winner in my eyes. If I keep that mantra up, I'll do great. This will really become handy so I can take my mind off my troubles and into just me. If I focus on just me and not anybody else, I think I can do ok (something happened recently and I don't feel like dwelling on it, but doing this weight... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 21:11:06 EST Cristina Says: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3794417 1) Do a different workout everyday <BR> <BR> 2) Do an exercise to where you feel exhausted, you sweat a lot, and you just keep on going <BR> (she does aerobic exercises on DVDs) <BR> 3) Eat smaller portions <BR> <BR> 4) Don't eat at night <BR> <BR> 5) Eat healthy <BR> <BR> REMEMBER THIS! <em>306</em> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:57:33 EST Common Sense http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3750610 Masamune says: <BR> Well, if you're struggling with your diet, it must be because you don't want to lose weight <BR> Not enough, anyway <BR> <BR> Sophia says: <BR> HEY! I am just really lazy <BR> and a procrastinator <BR> and I'm slightly afraid because I love my big boobs and I don't want them to go <BR> I'm kinda weak too <BR> once I eat a slice of pizza I forget all about my diet that day. <BR> <BR> Masamune says: <BR> Hahaha! <BR> So in short: Yes <BR> <BR> Sophia says: <BR... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:46:04 EST My Re-Evaluation on My Overall Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3707824 What I'm trying to not eat so far (a revised list of): <BR> -Cheese and any kind of dishes that have cheese in them. <BR> -High Fructose Corn Syrup <BR> -(Partially) Hydrogenated Oils <BR> <BR> What I am doing for exercising: <BR> -Walking <BR> -Stationary Cycling <BR> -Aerobics <BR> -Sparkpeople Strength Training Program <BR> -Do it at least 3-5 days a week for 60 minutes <BR> <BR> So far within two weeks I couldn't succeed with my workout plan (mainly because of my period. I can't exercis... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 13:24:16 EST What I Did Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3634848 Exercise: <BR> <BR> Biked on Recumbent Stationary Bicycle for 60 minutes with 10 minute warm up (13 mph) and the rest 15mph. <BR> <BR> Good Thing: <BR> Ate a good breakfast, logged what I ate, and I started exercising again. I also wrote out my basic workout schedule for this week/month (I even have a workout buddy for Wednesdays when I go walking on the levee; thanks Momma!). <BR> <BR> Bad Thing: <BR> I ATE AT TACO BELL! <em>28</em> I know I wasn't suppose to (and I just stated yesterda... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:48:23 EST Failing? Time Stopping? Get with it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3631637 It's happening again. I start something new, I'm good with it, and then something in life happens which throws me off wack and I am back to my usual self. I wish I could persevere like so many of those people do when they lose a 100 pounds, but it never happens for me! I'm so weak-willed and stressed, that it's really starting to cramp on my style. <BR> <BR> For instance, there's so many methods and techniques you have to do JUST right in order to lose the weight, and I stress out over it b... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 21:00:31 EST Lots of Changes for 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3161985 It's been a while since I posted, but it's nothing personal. I just don't write a lot for journals. You can obviously tell by my nutrition plan, lol. Anyways, there's a lot I have changed over this year. For example, I had to stop jumping rope too much. I can't afford any new bra's atm and the ones I had while jumping kinda...broke. <em>198</em> (yes my chest is that heavy), so I decided I'm sticking with the bike more. I have also seen this link that got me motivated! <BR> <BR> <link>w... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:28:56 EST Getting Pretty Upset Now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2455993 Ok, I know I'm suppose to cut down on what I'm eating, but sometimes I just keep forgetting, and it's getting on my nerves now. Like, I am keeping track on the weekends, but I'm so afraid of putting what I ate down cause I know I went over 1550 calories. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I usually eat fast food on Saturdays, and I do make sure not to eat anything else if I do plan on eating it, but my mom sometimes makes dinner too after getting fast food. I think I'm just gonna eat a very small amoun... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 03:05:35 EST Progress and Laughing at "Plus Size" at the Mall. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2423010 I went shopping with my friend this week. We look at blouses and dresses at this store she works at, and they had a plus size section. Keep in mind, this is in the mall with other skinny stores, so I didn't have my hopes up. Sure enough, their dresses were too short and their "2X" was most probably a size 18 at the MOST. No 20's, 24's, nor anything up to a 30 (like any store would have one in that size anyway, sadly). <BR> <BR> It's sad how people think plus size is anywhere from 10-16/18 at... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 13:03:30 EST Exercise Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2400425 Been exercising last week and this week. I've been doing 5 minutes at 9am, 1pm, and 5pm. The only thing that's bad is that I get tired way too easily within each segment (which means it's working but man is it exhausting!) and I really need a Sports Bra. <em>46</em> I need a job to buy one, but it's taking a while for me to get noticed. I really hope I get hired. My mom suggested I apply at this one place but I can't talk about it because I fear I'll jinx my chances. Let's hope I get a job ... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 00:29:14 EST GOT A JUMP ROPE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2377899 I love it! I finally asked my parents to get me one while we get my belated birthday cake in Kenner. So we went to Acadamy Sports. That place was so big! I need to go there with my friends next time to explore. It was hard looking for jump ropes but I dad asked, we still had a hard time looking but we found them. There were regular and weighted ones and I wanted a weighted one. I finally found a perfect one! It's a Danskin 2 in 1 jump rope. It's nice, plastic, and smooth and I can take the we... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 15:30:43 EST Weighted Hula Hoop and Jump Rope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2368452 Thinking about adding this to my regime. I have used Wii Fit but all it does is tone. I haven't been losing too much and I have been tracking so I thought I'd get something simple like a jump rope or a hula hoop. I heard from a friend of mine online that she used this to lose weight every day for two hours. I thought about getting that. Another thing I wanted to get was a jump rope. I can take that with me everywhere and I can use it outside even when it's raining. I can't walk in the rain bu... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 16:26:34 EST I got Wii Fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1837573 Yay! I got Wii Fit! Hopefully this will help me even more with losing weight. Now that I started Lent and went to the doctor (on thursday), I thought it would be appropriate to get this too. I absolutely love it. I can't stop working out with it. I can also feel it too. <BR> <BR> Here's to reaching my goal! Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:24:05 EST Starting Fresh Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1821804 Like the title says, I'm gonna start fresh again. I feel as if I'm doing it all wrong. And I can't help it. I like eating burgers and fried chicken and tator tots...but I know I have to stop. I need to be strong for myself. The goals I listed before on this page? All out the window. I am starting fresh and just focusing on me me me. I might even add a picture on here but not right now. As soon as I hit the 190's or 180's, then I will. So I will TRY to be here, but I can't promise anything. So... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 08:36:44 EST THIS SUCKS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=879992 URGH! I'm trying SO HARD to lose this weight. Ever since my period started and stopped, I gained 4 pounds and it's not leaving at all. It's ridiculous. I try really hard. I do 30-40 minute exercises Mon-Sat and drink tons of water. <BR> <BR> I guess I'm gonna go really strict and not drink soda, eat fast food, sweets, or chips (which I ate the later almost everyday. I feel really guilty about that). I thought I could try and eat a little bit of sweets and chips every now and then but since ... Mon, 31 Dec 2007 13:27:26 EST