BACONABACON's SparkPeople Blog BACONABACON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Non Scale Victory Yesterday I did my typical morning weigh in. For some reason, I was 6 lbs heavier on Wednesday than I was on Sunday. Since I know I did not consume 20K calories in those four days, rather I worked my butt off, I was super discouraged. But when I tried a pair of pants on to gage my progress, I was happy that they fit as they would if the scale wasn't reading 6 lbs heavier. Basically I gave my scale the bird multiple times. Other pants fit as well. Very happy I didn't let my scale get me down. Thu, 29 May 2014 00:25:44 EST The Power of Tone I consider this environment to be pretty positive for the most part but after a post last week, I got a response that I wasn't so happy with. I don't know how it was intended and I hope it was intended to be helpful but it just sort of sounded mean. The first time I read it I was thinking "I'd really like to just slap you in your face" and after the second read I was still irritated. It was enough for me to pretty much not attempt to do any of the extra point stuff on my page for a few day... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 15:58:09 EST Do over Love my husband but he enables me and I ended up eating a peanut butter cup. It was good but guilt followed. Guess I better dust myself off and start again. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:59:47 EST Monday! Skipped my work out to hang out with my kiddo. The lifting must count for something. Stayed on track with my food intake although I can see where my stress eating comes in at work. Just keeping positive at work and healthy snacks close by! Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:18:07 EST Staying on track This week was difficult in the way of working out because my husband was sick and I was trying to keep our 6th month old away from him (just say no to sick babies). This meant that I ended up skipping my normal evening work outs and that I absolutely had to stay on track with my nutritional goals. This morning I weighed in after eating breakfast, only to find that I was two pounds lighter. I'm not going to lie...this was extremely motivational. <BR> <BR> I definitely think there is someth... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:02:39 EST The Click? I keep reading these blogs about how when things click for people. I'm slightly jealous that they are able to hit this place and say "okay, I'm doing it this time." I mean, don't I always say that each and every time? <BR> <BR> I want to say it clicked when I was told I had high blood pressure and needed to lose some weight. It actually did and I did well for a few weeks, only to return to my similar pattern around the holiday. I also want to say that it clicks every day I spend with my... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:00:32 EST Enter Good Blog Title Here I had this realization today that I literally only have two pair of work pants that fit me at this point that are not maternity based or leggings. Two pair. I refuse to purchase new paints as I have 10 perfectly acceptable pairs of pants a size smaller that are just waiting for me to shed these last 10 pounds of baby weight. The problem is that I'm not doing an incredible job. I'd like to blame the candy bowl but it's not the bowls problem. Ha-ha. <BR> <BR> Actually, I really need to g... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:50:32 EST Expectations It used to be that I could take a spin class or go for a run and when stepping on the scale the next day, would see some results no matter what I ate. I think that must have been just a 20's something thing. Now that I'm in my 30's, that scale barely moves. It's disappointing to say the least, but just a further realization that I need to adjust my expectations as they relate to exercise and food. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:24:25 EST How I Dislike the Office Candy Bowl My employer doesn't eat candy, yet she insists on putting out different candy every day of the week for our clients. Seriously, on our website, there is a section about what day of the week certain chocolates our out. <BR> <BR> I hate this candy bowl. As if it isn't enough that I have to avoid the junk aisles at the grocery store or the cupcake shops that have popped up all over the place, I literally have to ignore the candy bowl every time I get up to go to another office, the office k... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:55:36 EST Everyday is a "Start Again" Day Everyday when I get on the scale (yes, I know this is bad but it's how I keep myself in check) I say to myself that today I'll make good choices. Obviously it's easier when the scale has a lower number than the previous day but I feel like my resolution for change is stronger when its not. Today when I got on the scale and noticed the number hasn't budged, I told myself it was going to be a good day and promptly went to yoga. <BR> <BR> Each day can be different if you allow it to be and y... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:13:18 EST Motivation A few months back I was told that I still had high blood pressure after having my son. It has high enough that I was put on blood pressure medication and told I needed to lose my baby weight asap. That was motivation enough for me at first and within two weeks I had dropped 5 pounds. The doctor was happy to see that at my follow up and I was happy too. I mean, what more do you need as motivation then your brand new baby? <BR> <BR> As it happens, I fell off the wagon over the holidays bet... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:26:34 EST Oh The New Year It's funny how the new year sparks people into wanting to be a better person..usually with weight loss. I don't find that the new year makes me want to lose weight, rather to keep moving in a positive direction. Whether it be weight, finances, or relationships, it's always nice to create more of a focus on the things that are important. <BR> <BR> In 2012 I had my first baby and I'm struggling to lose the last ten to fifteen pounds. I had gotten close but let the holidays distract my progr... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:30:55 EST