BBALLARD77's SparkPeople Blog BBALLARD77's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New Year; Better Me! I actually started on Mon, Dec 26; but today is more of an Official Start since I have not been recording my meals consistency since Monday. <BR> I'm off to a good start today. <BR> Consistency is the key. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 16:38:50 EST July 21 I've be on NS for almost 3 weeks. I was doing OK, but went to NYC for 3 nights and got off track and gained weight. It took me almost a week to get back on track; from Tue - Sat. <BR> <BR> Now, I have got to lose the weight before the cruise due to the Healthy Wage weigh in. I need to lose 22 pounds in 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> GAME ON! Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:43:26 EST OK, I give up! It's back to NutraSystem.....TODAY July 3, 2013 @ 233.5 I need to follow this to the T. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:08:06 EST Dr Oz 3-Day Cleanse. Day #1 I'm doing the cleanse to reboot my system. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:46:32 EST I didn't get my points This is my 3rd entry today, I should get my 6 far it only shows 3. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:20:28 EST Tomorrow I'll get my day started right tomorrow. Today I took a daily vitamin, I had not taken one since last week and I've been tired all week. Maybe that why I stayed off track. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:18:52 EST Lost 1 pound, but I'm off track Since Sat I've been off track. Gerald had virtigo and I just looked after him. Well, it's Thursday and he's better; but I'm still not back on track....Help! Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:17:48 EST June 8 Week #1 Lost 3.5 pounds this week. I worked out 4 out of 7 days. Next week I'll do 5 out of 7! Sat, 8 Jun 2013 22:50:02 EST It is almost time to drop the delays. JUNE 1 STARTS THE COUNTDOWN Today is my last day to almost get on track. Starting Jun 1 - Dec 31, 7 full months of healthy eating & workouts 6 times per week; period. Today I weight 238.5; goal 159 by Dec 31 period. That's 79.5 pounds in 7 months. <BR> June - 16 <BR> July - 13 <BR> August - 10 <BR> Sept - 12 <BR> Oct - 12 <BR> Nov - 10 <BR> Dec - 5 <BR> Dec 31 - goal 159. Fri, 31 May 2013 10:17:28 EST Spark track During the weekend I over ate, then yesterday I ate DORITOS!!! <BR> <BR> I'll get back on path today. Tue, 21 May 2013 11:15:30 EST Spark Solution Week #1 Recap What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program? I need to gain control of my eating and workout schedule. I've been up and down in weight for years, but the last few years I've only been up. It was time for a lifetime change; no diet. <BR> <BR> • Have you seen or felt any results in this first week? I haven't been as consistent with my workout outs as I should have been, but I do have more energy when I do them. The scale has not moved much, but I do feel better. <BR> <BR> • Wh... Sun, 19 May 2013 12:01:26 EST Spark Solution Day #2 Yesterday went well....I ate & worked out as outlined; but I was really tired this morning. I didn't get up til 9:30 and I went to bed at a reasonable time (I don't really remember) <BR> I ate the same breakfast as yesterday because it was late and I was hungry. I ate just over and hour ago and I'm hungry now????? <BR> I'm going to do the strength training today; hopefully I won't be too sore tomorrow. Tue, 14 May 2013 12:34:28 EST 2 days til start of Spark Solution Gerald and I went to Michelle and Kenya's last night for a party. Had a great time...over ate :( but I will do better next time. I still have 2 days before I make my major change by making little changes along the way:). Sat, 11 May 2013 16:23:29 EST Spark Solution I'm currently reading Spark Solution and it is very good. Sound advice that I can and will do; and not just for the short term. <BR> <BR> I am starting the 2 week plan on Monday, May 13. And I'll be shopping on Sunday....there is a long shopping list. <BR> <BR> I'll blog here and in the community. <BR> <BR> Barb Fri, 10 May 2013 16:03:52 EST Thanksgiving Ate a healthy T'gvg meal Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:07:48 EST Thanksgiving Ate a healthy T'gvg meal Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:07:46 EST flu shot got my very first flu shot yesterday. my arm is still a bit sore, but it was no big dea. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:00:04 EST New Workout Room Moved ellipitcial workout room Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:32:57 EST Tri I'm thinking about doing the Philly Tri in 2013. The fund raising is only $2,000.00 and they have a sprint distance as well as an olympic distance....I'll do the sprint this time; then the olympic for 2014 (I'm thinking....) Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:17:06 EST Ate out & ate right Gerald & I went to Lisa & Allen's last night to help celebrate Lisa's birthday. Allen cooked a great meal as usual, but this time I ate right. :) Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:15:31 EST Went to Washington DC on Nov 13 Went to Washington, DC today to see Linda Ford, walked alot and ate OK; but when I got home I ate 3 slices of bacon 270 + 3 Nutrasystem bars 600 + 6 lollipops 240. I think that the lollipops were the start of the break.....I should have had tea like I did the other night when Gerald was home. Lesson Learned. <BR> For dinner I went a little over with 4 very small pieces of corn bread, fried cat fish, collard greens & mac & cheese. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:27:52 EST Nov 5 1/2 weight workout....cook dinner for several days. Making progress. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:30:24 EST Nov 3 Yesterday, after I ate the remaining candy, I ate well. Today I plan to get on the elliptical and start doing some ab work. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 09:10:55 EST Nov 2 I've been having a very difficult time getting motivated to work out or eat properly. Somehow after the great convention on AC, I've gotten off track. Maybe because I did not work out there...I started out good. <BR> <BR> OK, I will finish my jelly beans....then get back to it. I'll weigh in & Measure tomorrow. Today, I'll do 60 or 30 on the Elliptical. Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:44:19 EST Sunday, Oct 21; Day #4 I'm in Atlantic City for a conference, so I don't have access to all of my nutrition tools. I ate with my fat, carb & protein goals; but I'm short on total calories (by 75). On the up side I did 60 min on the elliptical before I left. And I checked out the gym here, and it is very nice. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:59:27 EST Day #3 and still going strong I really like working with this site. It is helping me monitor my calories & fitness. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 20:36:48 EST I'm ready... After several hours on the various spark sites; I'm ready to get started first thing in the morning. stay tuned. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:58:14 EST