ALESHIA675's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALESHIA675 ALESHIA675'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/ Restarting My Weight Loss Efforts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497039 I have been on Spark for over 2 years, only to keep losing and gaining weight...never maintaining it. Recently, my weight went up to 175 lbs... definitely not good. What made matters worse was a month before my best friend's wedding (which was on September 21st) I realized I couldn't fit into my dress. That was exactly what I needed to jump start my weight loss efforts. Fast forward to today.... I have lost 8 lbs. I just need to keep up the great work and lose another 20+ lbs. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:01:42 EST Learning to Take it Day by Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096454 The thought came to me that to even be somewhat satisfied with my body and feel like my weight loss efforts are paying off, I still have to lose another 10 lbs which I know won't be until the end of the year (and that's if I stay on track.) That seems so far away, I want to fit into my old clothes now. And even after I lose those 10 lbs, I still have to lose at least 5 more lbs to fit into some of the clothes I bought but never got to wear bc I got off track. <BR> <BR> I know I just need to ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:13:02 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085235 I began my journey with SparkPeople in January 2011. I had a fair amount of success- losing close to 20 lbs, but by the end of the year, I had abandoned most of the principles that helped me lose the weight. I was back up to 168 lbs! So, here I am again. This is not my first time losing weight and then gaining it back. It's almost like it's a cycle that's doomed to happen. But I want to break that cycle. <BR> <BR> I started over at the end of August and it's almost like I am learning ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:52:27 EST I Refuse to Give Up- I Am Recommitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4093988 I am in the 10th week of my weight loss journey. Some really great things have happened along the way- I have lost 10 pounds; I am now exercising; I look a lot better and I feel a lot better about myself; and my daughter is picking up some of my healthier habits. I still have 20 more pounds to go and these last 2 weeks have been extremely hard for me. It could be because I started birth control or maybe I am simply losing motivation. I didn't even go to the gym today which is something I ... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:38:23 EST Can I Really Do This Forever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3993804 It has been almost a month (26 days to be exact) since I joined Sparkpeople.com. I have lasted longer than I thought I would and have lost a total of 5 pounds so far. So, as I just finished picking up a few items from the grocery store and was on my way home- thinking about my meals for the upcoming week, for whatever reason, a small panic arose in me as I thought "Am I really going to have to do this forever, even after I have lost the weight?" <BR> <BR> I don't know why I am worried a... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:29:17 EST Why Can't I Stay Off the Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3977796 This morning when I got on the scale- my weight went up 3 lbs just from yesterday- what the heck! I know I shouldn't weigh myself every morning bc weight fluctuates, but it is so hard to stay off the scale. Any tips? Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:58:10 EST I AM DOING WELL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3960690 I was anxious about being away from home for 5 days after just starting this new healthy lifestyle change. So far, so good. Believe me when I say I have limitless choices of places to eat and it is at my job's expense. Any other time, I would be ordering 3 course meals. I even pass by Coldstones (they have the BEST ice-cream) everyday but I am going to stay on track. <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:11:28 EST I Know I Can Do This http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3929153 I just started Sparkpeople.com on Monday. I had 3 days where I went over my calorie limit but for the first time, I don't feel like I've blown it. I really feel like I am learning and growing. There is so much information on this website- so much inspiration and support. I 'm not sure how I came across this website but I am so glad I did. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:28:22 EST