ASLOVE's SparkPeople Blog ASLOVE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Apr 17 2014 Thurs I have not shared my numbers really as I feel health is sooooo much more important than numbers, however I have lost just over 25% of me....Amazing to me that this is happening. <BR> <BR> Went shopping today, HAD TO buy pants that fit as was using belts to keep up size 22 pants and just was not working anymore..... <BR> <BR> YEAH FOR KEEPING TO MY PANTS SHOPPING BUDGET <BR> AND <BR> YEAH FOR A SIZE 12 AMEN GOD AND MUCH PRAISE AND THANKS <BR> <BR> 22 TO 12 AND STILL FAITHFUL AND GOING Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:02:09 EST Nov 28 2013 Wed Tough month, I lost 4 pounds, (actually gained in the last couple of weeks). My first month not losing 5 or more (last month I lost 9) just over 40 total (which in fairness is absolutely astounding to me, I am grateful)! <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit challenged as, if this were extreme wt lose, this may be phase 2 and everyone has a harder time in phase 2 (according to the show that is) <BR> For me this is my hard x of the yr, holidays, weather, bday...eating and sleeping, some sadness...equals l... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:33:33 EST Aug 13 2013 Tues (team) In June when i truly made a commitment to lose weight, I stopped binge eating and for the most part stuck with my Spark food plan and exercise goals. This is the first time in more than a decade that I truly committed to both right food and exercise at the same time. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I recently have had an ankle problem halting my exercise progress and this has started a depressed spiral to want to binge again and not try anymore, I did eat bad this past week for a few days and that ... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:07:56 EST July 31 2013 Wed "I will never forget your precepts because through them you gave me life again." Psalm 119:93 ceb <BR> <BR> Life is starting to happen again, down 7 pounds this month...a small victory as I have a ways to go however I am cautiously optimistic...cheers! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:18:28 EST July 1 2013 Mon I am doing GREAT with my numbers today but I am still hungry. I am very much in vacation mode still and my belly wants to eat all hours, while I am trying to get back into my routine.....challenging, so hard, I feel I need to go to bed so not to think of food. <BR> I will succeed...write it, pray about it, keep on track...I will succeed! <BR> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:19:42 EST June 30 2013 Sun Ephesians 4:31-32 "get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." <BR> <BR> Identify whom you are angry with? <BR> pt 2. Decide what was taken from you <BR> pt 3 Cancel the debt <BR> pt 4 dismiss the case =) <BR> <BR> *I will get rid of or at least not give into my moods in order to attain my goal* <BR> <BR> *all of the above equals freedom ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:18:14 EST June 29 2013 Sat I have been writing as I go on what amounts to post it notes but on my phone. <BR> I kept wanting to update this journal with those notes but it's just not going to happen. <BR> <BR> Most recently I have been on vacation and for each spot I ate, I tried in advance to figure my food plan, which I am encouraged I did fairly well on, I called in advance for suggestions and questions, looked online at menus and really went after sticking as best I can to my numbers, which for me only really doi... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:05:57 EST June 13 2013 Thurs (posted on 10-minute daily exercise team page, week 1) Update To Below: It never occurred to me to do a slower workout, immediately after hitting enter on this post it came to me. <BR> ...yeah for effort, 10 minutes done...***I am more than a conqueror Rom 8:37! *** <BR> <BR> <BR> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ <BR> RE: Tell us why you joined the challenges and what goals you hope to accomplish during the next four weeks! <BR> ... <BR> <BR> I like the idea of 10 minutes as it seems very doable and not overwhelming. I am grateful for sp... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:23:30 EST June 12 2013 Wed 2 pounds name is victory! Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:38:01 EST June 11 2013 Tues "Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth." Psalm 46:10 GW <BR> <BR> My concern today was doing an old habit. Whether I am hungry or not when I go to certain locations that may have a specialty item, I can feel obliged to buy. <BR> <BR> Well today while shopping, I was not obliged, I did not buy. <BR> <BR> No regrets...I will not only survive, I will thrive! Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:42:24 EST June 10 2013 Mon June 10 2013 Mon <BR> Philippians 4:4 Most of all, friends, always rejoice in the Lord! I never tire of saying it: Rejoice! 5 Keep your gentle nature so that all people will know what it looks like to walk in His footsteps. The Lord is ever present with us. 6 Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:53:10 EST June 9 2013 Sun June 9 2013 Sun <BR> So to finish how yesterday ended, just minutes after eating my big breakfast filled with too many calories, a friend call me to go to both a bbq and a food and more food. <BR> I did not have wiggle room for food variable for these last minute activities, but KUDOS, a BIG KUDOS to me in that not only did I research the numbers to have a tentative plan on what I could eat at the bbq, I STUCK TO IT...this was amazing! <BR> I was so grateful for the earlier p... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:36:46 EST June 8 2013 Sat am2 June 8 2013 Sat am2 <BR> Today is starting out tough,... <BR> <BR> I woke up early before anyone was up so that I got my exercise in (weekends are more challenging) so it was good to be done early. <BR> That was a GREAT victory as I am not an active morning person and I have been breaking up my exercise; but I did not want the day to escape me so I did it all in one setting. Again, all good here, even with realizing doing what I use to do in exercise is no more, at this time, as I have be... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:28:28 EST June 8 2013 Sat June 8 2013 Sat <BR> Habakkuk 3:18-19 <BR> <BR> The Voice (VOICE) <BR> <BR> 18 Then I will still rejoice in the Eternal! <BR> I will rejoice in the God who saves me! <BR> 19 The Eternal Lord is my strength! <BR> <BR> <BR> this week <BR> exercise <BR> Tues 3 minute intervals <BR> Wed 4 " " <BR> Thurs 6 " " <BR> Fri 8 " " <BR> Sat 30 min straight sat (the last 5 min I needed to remind myself that Jesus is inside of me and God is walking with me in order to finish) <BR> <BR> Job well do... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:25:06 EST June 7 2013 Fri Today started great, I woke up straight to a workout. <BR> as the day has progressed it has gotten harder. <BR> my wifi is not working right, so out of waiting and boredom i want to eat, I get past that then out of frustration I want to eat. <BR> <BR> - I go to pay a bill online and there is a new sign on and so now on my slow wifi day I have to create a new profile making it difficult to pay a bill. <BR> I want to give money and such a hassle. <BR> <BR> Even now typing this post is slow a... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:43:52 EST June 6 2013 Thurs pm Today was a great day, I feel really blessed to look at the spark food report and know I am within my goals, that is such an honor and a blessing. I feel grateful. <BR> <BR> Throughout the day I still felt it was hard to figure what to eat how much as well as the time involved, too time consuming. <BR> <BR> looking at the spark materials - too time consuming, however I am so grateful to have done so as it added value to my choices making for a good report. <BR> <BR> I look forward to gett... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:40:31 EST June 6 2013 Thurs Hi <BR> I hope to be able to continue to add the food in the food tracker, as it was very time consuming yesterday. <BR> <BR> ***Discipline and love of self to be better...I'll get it done!*** <BR> <BR> I also have to stay focused on just the most basic of goals...the spark website is a bit overwhelming with busyness and I struggle with clutter in person and in my head to have all the info. <BR> <BR> *knowing a little and doing a little is better than knowing a lot, feeling overwhelmed on... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:37:27 EST June 5 2013 Wed <BR> Today is the first day again of a new beginning. I want to journal in hopes that I stay motivated to lose weight. I am grateful that I can accept doing only 10-30 min a day of exercise of even 3 minute intervals as it is a start to discipline. <BR> <BR> yesterday June 4 2013 wed, - I started exercising, <BR> - today I decided to add sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I hope in doing this I learn the value of communicating and support groups, if even online. <BR> .................................... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:32:07 EST