ANN1MOM's SparkPeople Blog ANN1MOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I am on the way to my goal I have reset my end date for my goal of losing 30 lbs. I have lost 21 lbs, but haven't done so well in the last tow week. Instead of giving up, i have extended my date to reach my goal to May 31st. This should give me enough time. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:22:10 EST Zumba and toning tonight I exercised 90 minutes and walked 20 minutes today. I kept my calories, fat, protein and carbs on the low end of the range. Tomorrow I weigh in again and I am hoping to be close to my previous low: 147.8. Even if I'm not, I know I have been back on track for three days and will work to keep my streak going. I won't make my goal of 140 by April 30th, as planned, however I can make it by May 30th if I stay with the program. <em>381</em> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:29:03 EST Evening is my biggest challenge <em>230</em> I am having a hard time not eating too many calories in the evening. <BR> <em>227</em> Just because there is not one to see me eat doesn't mean the calories don't add up. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:13:25 EST Blew it yesterday but back on track today <em>24</em> I ate a few too many calories. it is hard to stay with my plan when I am traveling as I was yesterday. I only went over by about 100 calories. I won't beat myself up about it, instead I will do much better today. <em>104</em> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:03:33 EST Finally got below 150 lbs. I finally broke through the 150 lb barrier. I had been going back and forth between 150 and 152 for over two weeks. Today I finally got under 150, weighing in at 148.8 and it is a big relief to have attained that goal Fri, 5 Apr 2013 21:53:40 EST Still on this plateau but I'm keeping the faith Back at 150.4 (how familiar) for the third time. I'm staying on track and keeping the faith that it will pay off in the long run. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:15:32 EST Still striving for my goals I have been exercising and tracking all my calories. I have been staying within the perameter, so I am hoping I will be down in weight at my next weigh in. Today I bought a pair of pants two sizes smaller than when I started, so that is a great reward! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 01:27:35 EST Back on track! I weighed in at 151 today, which is where I was before I blew it last weekend. I am back on track with my exercise and nutrition. I feel encouraged that I will be able to continue to my goal weight of 140. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:55:26 EST Back on track Stayed within my goals today. Still need to find a way to eat more protein and less fat. Hoping the damage from yesterday isn't too bad when I step on the <em>192</em> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:12:46 EST Big pig out at Red Lobster I really went overboard at Red Lobster tonight. I have been being so good for so long that I can forgive myself and get back on track tomorrow. <em>24</em> <em>306</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:59:14 EST I'm trying SprakCoach To help get through this plateau I am trying the free SparkCoach feature. Looking forward to starting to lose weight again. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:48:46 EST Another trying plateau. I need to have faith that I will continue to lose weight if I continue to maintain my calories within my goal range. Just because it has been a week since the weight has gone down doesn't mean it won't eventually. I have gotten out of the habit of eating breakfast and have begun eating after 10pm again, which is a problem. I will eat breakfast every day and finish eating by 10pm every day and hopefully that will do the trick. I am more than halfway to my goal and I need to stick to my plan. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:44:50 EST Eight weeks in and 15 lbs gone So far so good, i just need to stay the course. <em>386</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:38:58 EST Plateaus are challenging Today i weighed in at 155.8, exactly what I weighed five days ago. I slipped up a couple of times in the last week and it is obvious when I get on the scales. However, I have been back on track since Monday, so hopefully I will slide off the plateau and resume my downward slope again. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 20:17:05 EST Still on track to reach my goal Today I am at 155.8 lbs, almost halfway to my goal and ahead of my time schedule. I have been exercising daily and keeping my calories in check. I am proud of myself. I feel better than I have in a long, long time. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:19:54 EST 10 pounds gone, 1/3 of the way to GOAL I am finally under 160 lbs, after just over 5 weeks on the SparkPeople site. I am feeling good about the program of exercise and healthy eating that I have established. I know if I stick to my plan, I will reach my goal. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:00:43 EST Still going, almost to 10 lbs lost! I am doing well with my diet and exercise plan. It's been a week since I went over my calories and I have been exercising every day. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:38:27 EST Keeping the faith I am at another plateau, can't seem to get below 162, but I have been off track a couple times in the last week, so I will just get back on the plan, stick to it and have faith that it will work for me. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:26:46 EST Staying the Course Staying on the planned course and seeing the results I want. I am doing my best to meet my goals and so far so good. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:32:00 EST On a plateau... I'm hovering at 165 but I will maintain my exercise and nutrition program and have faith that it will pay off eventually <em>239</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 19:49:31 EST So far so great! I have been on Spark People a week and this morning was my first weight in. <BR> I have lost 4.6 pounds since last week, which is HUGE for me. <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:34:49 EST