BEANIES_MOM's SparkPeople Blog BEANIES_MOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 4/13/15 - Day 29 Well, my daily blogs seem to fall by the wayside when the weekend starts... I think a weekly blog may suit me better for now. Good news on the scale, my body fat percentage is down to 39.3 from 41.3 at the beginning of the month. Weight was 207.2 Saturday... Still a little bummed on that, but moving on. <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> 45 minutes of cardio every day <BR> PiYo - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday <BR> Strength Training - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday <BR> 16 cups of... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:34:56 EST 4/10/15 - Day 26 I made it through the first week back at work! I am looking forward to this weekend, and catching up on some school work. I didn't get to both of my PiYo workouts last night, but I did get one of them done. I count that as a win. <BR> <BR> I am going to take some time this weekend to look at the math of my last week as far as calories in and out. I really want to understand why it seems so hard for me to lose any weight right now. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio thi... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:20:05 EST 4/9/15 - Day 25 Yay It is Thursday!!!! I am definitely ready for this week to be over. The first week back after vacation is always so hard on me lol. I am still nervous about the scale, but to be honest I think my focus is shifting. I want to be smaller....not just weigh less. I still love the accountability of the scale, but I am going to really focus on taking my measurements consistently too. Hopefully, one or both of those tactics will allow me to see positive results. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals:... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:57:25 EST 4/8/15 - Day 24 Yesterday was a better day, and I hope today is just going to continue with getting better. I didn't do my PiYo workout last night, but I did go back to the gym again. A friend of mine and her husband just joined my gym, and they wanted someone to show them around. I don't feel guilty at all for skipping the piyo to workout with some friends! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> Cardio 60 mins - 65 done this morning. another 65 done at night <em>248</em> <BR> 30 mins of strength trainin... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:54:26 EST 4/7/15 - Day 23 Yesterday only went so so lol. Today though, will be better. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> PiYo Upper body define after work - <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 10 <BR> 1200-1400 calories - 764 - was dealing with a severely upset tummy yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> Cardio 60 mins - 65 done this morning. <BR> PiYo Lower Body Define after work <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 1200-1400 calories <BR> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:31:36 EST 4/6/15 - Day 22 Well, I am back from vacation and drowning at work lol. I have decided to stay away from the scale for a week since I know I went a little bit overboard while on vacation. I don't want to hurt my own feelings. I am happy to be back to a routine, but not happy I had to come back to work already.... I seriously could have used a few more days off. <BR> <BR> Today's Goals: <BR> PiYo Upper body define after work <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 1200-1400 calories <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:05:32 EST 3/27/15 - Day 12 So, I have come to the conclusion that the scale is hating me right now lol. No change in weight today. I felt more than a little defeated, but then I decided to look for something to cheer me up. Well, I found it. I have the Aria scale from Fitbit, and while I know it isn't 100% accurate for body fat, it does measure it and I am using that as my reason to smile today. My body fat % on March 1st was 43.2%, today it was 41.4%! That was just what I needed to put a smile on my day. <BR> ... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:18:33 EST 3/26/15 - day 11 Well, I saw a jump in the scale this morning.... I went to a work lunch yesterday and had Chinese food, so I know it is from the sodium. I didn't eat my entire lunch, and I tracked it as best I could. Today is a new day though. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 207.2 <BR> Today's weight: 209.2 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> Rest day - minus the cardio yes I did rest <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 16 <em>248</em> <BR> 1200-1400 calories - 1220 <em>248</em> <BR> Start p... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:17:58 EST 3/25/15 - Day 10 Today was supposed to be my rest day, but I forgot to reset my alarm so it went off early and I decided to go to the gym anyway. There won't be any time tonight for Piyo tonight, so there is still some rest going on lol. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 207.4 <BR> Today's weight: 207.2 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> <BR> 60 mins of cardio this morning <em>248</em> <BR> PiYo Lower body define after work <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water -18 <em>248</em> <BR> 1200-1400 calories... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:22:22 EST 3/24/15 Day 9 For some reason, I really had trouble just making it through the day yesterday. I think I am too ready for a vacation lol. I need to hold on just a few more days! I am a little nervous about vacation, because I really want to see some movement in the scale. I am so angry I let myself get over 200 again, and now even with all that I am doing I am still not below 200 through the first quarter of 2015. I know I should not focus so heavily on the number, but I can't lie, it bothers me. <BR>... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:12:36 EST 3/23/15 Day 8 This weekend went by way too fast lol. Don't they always? I am beginning to feel more positive with my commitment to finish losing this weight, even though the scale continues to play mind games with me. I also took measurements again yesterday and that made me smile. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 207.2 <BR> Today's weight: 208.4- see what I mean by mind games lol <BR> <BR> Measurement differences from 3/15-3/22 <BR> Right Arm - 0 <BR> Left Arm - -.25 <BR> Right thigh - -.25 <BR> Left Th... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:31:08 EST 3/22/15 Day 7 Yay made it a week blogging my updates lol. I know they aren't overly interesting, but it is great accountability for me. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight -208 <BR> Today's weight-207.2 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals <BR> 60 mins cardio-65 <em>248</em> <BR> PiYo upper body define - <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water -14 <BR> Free day but no binge <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio- 63 <BR> PiYo buns- <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 1200 calories Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:44:56 EST 3/21/15 day 6 Just a quickie <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight 208.4 <BR> Today's weight 208 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 65 done this morning <em>248</em> <BR> PiYo Core workout after work <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water-18 <em>248</em> <BR> 1400 calories - playing with numbers here to try and find a sweet spot-1252 <BR> low carb 74 total - 25 fiber <BR> <BR> Today's goals <BR> 60 mins cardio-65 <em>248</em> <BR> PiYo upper body define - <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of wa... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:09:45 EST 3/20/15 - Day 5 Well, the scale is definitely not being reflective of my hard work... That is ok though because I did take measurements last week and plan to do so again this weekend. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 207.2 <BR> Today's Weight: 208.4 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio - done this morning <em>248</em> <BR> PiYo "sweat" workout after work <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 16 <em>248</em> <BR> 1200 calories - 1212 <em>248</em> <BR> Low carb - 55 total - 22 fiber ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:22:21 EST 3/19/15 - Day 4 Yesterday was a much appreciated rest day. I almost didn't wake up for the gym though because I stayed up too late last night relaxing lol. I was also hungry ALL DAY LONG. I mean I wanted to eat ALL DAY, but I didn't YAY. I hope my appetite behaves today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 206.8 <BR> Today's weight: 207.2 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> Rest day - maybe some KB sets tonight - no KB, just rest <BR> 16 cups of water -17 <em>248</em> <BR> 1300 calories - 1... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:10:30 EST 3/18/15 - Day 3 This morning I decided that today would be my rest day. I have class tonight for 3 hours, and because of that I knew I wouldn't get to do my PiYo workout. A rest day just seemed like a great idea. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 207.0 <BR> Today's weight: 206.8 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 60 already done this morning lol <em>248</em> <BR> PiYo workout after work - 21 mins Lower Body Define <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 cups <em>248</em> <BR> 120... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:10:09 EST 3/17/15 - Day 2 Yesterday went very well, although by the time bedtime came around I felt completely exhausted lol. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight - 208.2 <BR> Today's weight - 207.0 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 70 <em>248</em> <BR> 20 mins of strength training - 25 <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 19 <em>248</em> <BR> 1200 calories - 1195 <BR> Low carb - 53 total - 19 fiber <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 60 already done this mo... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:22:19 EST March 16 - Moving On From Carb Nite So my experiment with carb nite this time around did not go as well as it had previously. I found out that I do too much cardio to follow carb nite without feeling like death come Friday. This is OK with me. I enjoy working out. I am still going to be low carb, just not every day. I need to really refocus my efforts away from what the scale says. I will still weigh every day lol, but I also took measurements for the first time in almost a year yesterday. I plan on using that as my stan... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:37:35 EST Carb Nite Daily Weigh-ins I know some do not like the idea of weighing daily, but I do. It helps me see how my body reacts to certain things. Since I started Carb Nite again at the end of January, I have decided to do a monthly blog of my daily weigh ins with any kind of special info for fluctuations. It is purely for me because I like to see the what and figure out the why. <BR> <BR> 2/1- 213 <BR> 2/2 - 213 <BR> 2/3 - 213.2 <BR> 2/4 - 215 <BR> 2/5 - 212 <BR> 2/6 - 211 Carb Nite <BR> 2/7 - 213.2 (TOM) Morning Aft... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:52:26 EST January 14, 2015 1 week in Weight 1-7-15 - 215 <BR> Weight 1-14-15 - 210.4 <BR> Loss - 4.6 lbs <BR> <BR> One full week in, and I am down 4.6 lbs. I am happy with that even if I wish it was a little more. I have to admit, I have been struggling with ultra low carb this time around. In an effort to help myself succeed, I have gone more towards low carb and mostly no grain to ease back into it. I may just continue with low and not ultra low I'm not sure yet. I miss pasta lol. The only meal with grain I had this week... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:02:43 EST 1-7-15 Fresh Start I completely failed the last part of 2014... I am now back to 215 up roughly 20 lbs since October. :( This is so depressing. I will not let this be where I stay. I have to do better, and I owe it to myself to do better. I am slowly easing back into a gym routine, and getting my food back under control. For the remainder of January, I will follow an ultra low carb diet. I know that I can do this, I just have to want to do it. My goal is to be below 200 again by the end of the month. T... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:57:15 EST June 16 I took my carb reload on Saturday, I really felt I needed it. Now I am scared to check the scale, so I am staying away from it until tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> I met all of my goals Friday except the calendar... Will do that tonight after work. <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio <BR> 30 mins of strength <BR> 1 gallon of water <BR> under 45 net carbs Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:42:30 EST June 13 I am so ready for the weekend, I need to decompress lol. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Weight: 196.2 <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 45 <em>248</em> <BR> 30 mins of strength - 0 <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <em>248</em> <BR> Under 45 Net Carbs - Total 45 / Net 29 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't get to my strength training and this morning I woke up late so I only did 30 mins of cardio. I plan to make a return trip to the gym tonight to get more fitness minutes in. <B... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:18:04 EST BLC Summer Goals My goals for the Summer BLC are pretty straight forward: <BR> <BR> Starting weight 193.6 <BR> Goal: 176 <BR> <BR> Fitness goal: 300 fitness minutes per week <BR> Strength training: get more of it in - going for a minimum of 90 mins a week <BR> Food: Low carb/Keto til I am well into the 180s <BR> Water: 1 gallon minimum every day <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:24:16 EST June 12 I never got a chance to blog yesterday, I was in an all day work meeting and then spent 3 hours in class last night. When I finally got home I just wanted to go to sleep lol. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tuesday's weight: 194.8 <BR> Tuesday's Goals: <BR> 30 Mins of cardio - 30 <em>248</em> <BR> 15 mins Strength training - 18 <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 20 <em>248</em> <BR> Under 45 grams net carbs - Total Carbs - 41 Net Carbs - 25 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday's Weight: 193... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:59:12 EST June 10 One decent low carb day under my belt, hopefully many more to follow. I am extremely tired today lol, maybe from lack of carbs but I know it will pass. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals <BR> <BR> 45 mins of cardio - done <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <BR> Under 45 grams net carbs - Carbs 36 Net carbs 12 <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Today's weight: 194.8 (-.8) <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 30 Mins of cardio - 30 <BR> 15 mins Strength training - 18 <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> Under 45 grams net carb... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:35:36 EST June 9 So, I went out of town for a new store opening last week. I was gone from Wednesday Morning until fairly late Friday night. This was not helpful to my routine. I had to go out to business dinners and lunches almost each day, and I worked more hours than I should have. I am not making excuses by any means, I could have done better, but I didn't. Now I realize what I need to do, I need to go back to my strict keto/carb nite meal plan to get past the 190s at least. I have gotten down to 18... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:35:43 EST June 2 This weekend was definitely not long enough lol. I am so ready for vacation I can hardly stand it. <BR> <BR> Friday's weight: 194 <BR> Goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 45 <BR> 20 mins of strength - 0 <BR> 16 cups of water -12 <BR> 1200 calories - 1062 <BR> <BR> Saturday weight: 193.8 <BR> Rest day <BR> water - 8 <BR> calories - did not track <BR> <BR> Sunday weight: 193.2 <BR> Cardio - 45mins <BR> Strength - 43 mins <BR> Water - 14 cups <BR> Calories - 913 <BR> <BR> Today's weight: ... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:59:18 EST May 30 - the scale is a joke I overate yesterday... Not terribly but I did overeat. The scale says I gained 3 lbs since yesterday lol. All I can do is laugh. I know that I did not eat that much as I tracked everything anyway. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight: 191 <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 60 <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <BR> 1200 calories - 1753 <BR> <BR> Today's weight: 194 <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio <BR> 20 mins of strength <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 1200 calories... Fri, 30 May 2014 16:27:04 EST May 29 Busy busy busy today! Seems this is the story of my life this week lol. It's ok though, tomorrow is FRIDAY YAY!!!!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 70 <BR> 20 mins of strength training - 22 <BR> 16 cups of water - 17 <BR> 1200 calories - 1049 <BR> <BR> Today's weight: 191 <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio - 60 <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> 1200 calories <BR> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:29:40 EST May 28 Yesterday was a super duper busy day lol... I am so ready for vacation. Only 30 more days!!!!!! Next week should fly by though since I have to go out of town again for work this time for 3 days. I thought with my new position that I would be giving up some of my old responsibilities, but it seems that is not the case yet. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - 0 time just got away from me <BR> 16 cups of water - 16 <BR> 1200 calories - 1178 <BR> <BR> Weight this mornin... Wed, 28 May 2014 10:15:32 EST May 23 YAY it's Friday!!!!!! I am so ready to be out of the office for a couple days lol. I have to work tomorrow, but I am ok with it. I have to drive to Charleston for a new store opening, so lots of road time lol. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> Possible rest day <em>248</em> <BR> 16 cups of water - 17 <em>248</em> <BR> 1200 calories - 1157 soooo close lol <BR> <BR> Today's weight 193.4 <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 60 mins of cardio <em>248</em> done this morning <BR> 16 c... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:00:37 EST May 22 Yesterday went pretty well. I thoroughly enjoyed my pineapple with my salad for lunch yesterday and made a delicious fruit salad for dessert last night. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 30 mins of cardio - 30 <BR> 20 mins of strength -20 <BR> 16 cups of water - 19 <BR> 1200 calories - 1092 <BR> I am also going to find out what my calories for maintenance at my goal weight should be and try to work on 'eating for the body I will have' - Done 1482 should be 'maintenance' at my goal weigh... Thu, 22 May 2014 09:43:28 EST May 21 I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning, but I did lol and felt better after getting to the gym. I MISS fruit! I am going to have to restructure my plan, and hope that it doesn't hinder my results. I am seriously considering going back to the Carb cycle from Chris Powell. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 45 mins of cardio - done this morning <BR> 20 mins of Strength training - did some stuff at home but didn't time it <BR> 16 cups of water - 18 <BR> Try again under 40 net ... Wed, 21 May 2014 10:34:33 EST May 19 I feel squishy today lol. I know that may sound weird to some, but some will know what I mean. I really need to focus more on strength training and I will be looking for some body weight exercises to do to help get the work in. My midsection needs SERIOUS help. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's goals: <BR> 60 cardio minutes - done <BR> 16 cups of water - 17 <BR> under 40 grams net carbs - 45 will focus more today <BR> 1200 or less calories - 788 yes I know this is extremely low, but I was so ... Tue, 20 May 2014 09:55:58 EST BLC wrap up Ok so this was my first BLC challenge, and despite having a lot of fun doing it, I am going to end it weighing more than I started. It upsets me, but it isn't the challenges fault... it is my own. I am going to try it again, and hopefully since I have started to get some breathing time in life I will be a little more successful. Tue, 20 May 2014 09:51:41 EST May 17-18 I took Friday and Saturday off from exercise to rest and recharge. I was so physically and mentally tired Saturday I slept about 3 hours in the middle of the day. Sunday, was a pretty good day all around. <BR> <BR> Sunday - <BR> 1144 calories <BR> 15 cups of water <BR> 88 fitness minutes (60 cardio, 28 strength) <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 60 cardio minutes DONE <BR> 16 cups of water <BR> under 40 grams net carbs <BR> 1200 or less calories <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:41:48 EST May 16 42 days until vacation <BR> weight this morning - unknown woke up late <BR> <BR> Today I took a rest day instead of hitting the gym this morning, but I think that is ok since I went back to the gym last night with my son and did 35 minutes of weight machines with him. I don't feel sore today, which is good, but at the same time makes me wonder if I am pushing as hard as I can on the weights. It's something I am going to ponder more on this weekend. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> Rest d... Fri, 16 May 2014 14:08:41 EST May 15 43 days until vacation <BR> weight this morning - 191.8 :( <BR> <BR> I went to the gym this morning like always, but after that my day has pretty much gone down hill. I have had the urge to eat my sadness all day due to the scale being an evil evil being.... <BR> <BR> A little lightbulb went off when I read my spark mail from my great Spark friend Trina :). I did VERY well when I blogged daily even if it was just a short food, fitness blog. I am going to try and go back to a daily recap... Thu, 15 May 2014 15:32:29 EST Almost May already?!?!?!?! April has flown by me and I didn't even realize it. I have been on a roller coaster of off track and on track since pretty much January, let me tell you I am ready to get off this ride! This last week has been great with food and fitness both, so I think I may be done with the roller coaster at least for a little while. I have been back on the carb nite plan for almost two weeks and I feel like I am in more control. My countdown to vacation plan will be to stay on carb nite until the day ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:53:38 EST Regaining my footing Between work and school and moving and other life events the last couple months have SUCKED for weightloss. I have not been on sparkpeople near enough and the scale shows my lack of focus and success. NO MORE!!!!! I started back on carb nite on Sunday, and I will be sticking to it until I hit vacation time. I am hoping this structured plan will help me some, and get the scale back down to where it was and beyond. I feel like I have let my spark teams down, and for that I am sorry. I prom... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:00 EST Maybe April will be better March really sucked for me and I am ending the month up in weight instead of down I think. I am not happy with myself, but with everything going on I should have expected it to be a rough month. April has to be better. I have a little more than 2 months until my vacation and I am DETERMINED to be in the 170's or 160's by then. For April, I am going to still do my calorie bank experiment to give it a good run with more consistent tracking. The one thing I will change is concentrating on ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:25:52 EST Calorie Bank Week 1 Week one ended for my experiment on 3/16/14. I went over my total calories for the week by 13, and I didn't get the exercise in that I normally would due to moving. I still managed to lose 1.6lbs for the week so that was good. My plan this week is to increase my fitness minutes back to closer to normal, but this is hard because now I am working an 8-5 schedule and I am the only one taking care of my kids at all.... <BR> <BR> Calorie bank for 3/17-3/22 = 11039 <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking for... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:35:18 EST Goals for BLC This is my first time participating in a BLC challenge, so I am a little nervous but very excited. <BR> My goals for this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 14 lbs - this would put me in a healthy BMI for my height <BR> 2. Do the challenges to the best of my ability to support my team <BR> 3. Motivate and interact more with sparkpeople. <BR> 4. 240 fitness minutes per week <BR> Hope thats enough :) Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:37:57 EST My Own Personal Calorie Bank? I have been tossing the idea around for the last couple of days to try something different. Weightloss is an ongoing process that does not happen in a single day or get determined by a single meal. Lately I have been so busy with school and work and the kids, that packing my lunches has happened less frequently, and business obligations such as lunch meetings happen more frequently. All this has made me contemplate the idea of using a calorie bank as my approach to calorie cycling for the ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:38:54 EST February Recap/ March goals I didn't hit a good number of my goals for February, but I am ok with the progress I have made <BR> February goals: <BR> Fast 1-2 times per week ( fast day is 500 calories) <em>248</em> <BR> Normal eating days focus on low carb with 1 carb day per week. <em>248</em> <BR> Keep drinking my water <em>248</em> <BR> Hit 1500 fitness minutes - nope only a little over 1000 <BR> Hit 185 on the scale. - ended the month at 189 <BR> <BR> My goals for March: <BR> Keep up with water 12-16 cups a ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:34:16 EST February's plan of attack This month I am going to bring back my IF routine, with more a focus on low carb on non fasting days. I really want to get to 185 by the end of the month and that should be attainable since I weighed in on the first at 192.8. I am super excited about February! The only thing that may throw me off is I have a date weekend planned for valentine's day but I am still going to try and keep mostly on track. <BR> <BR> So my goals: <BR> Fast 1-2 times per week ( fast day is 500 calories) <BR> No... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:44:39 EST Struggling I have been struggling since Saturday..... I am so hungry and I don't really know why, but it has got to stop. I skipped the gym yesterday because frankly I just felt run down and like I needed to rest. I do plan on going back today after work and getting in a good workout, but I don't have that real WANT to go. I am trying to be positive in the face of personal trials, but right now it is hard to do it, and stay focused on my goals. I do not want to gain and be back in the 200s for my ne... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:43:09 EST 2014 I have a simple plan to start off the year and hopefully keep progressing towards my goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Log in to Sparkpeople everyday and see how long I can keep the streak going. <BR> 2. Drink my 8-16 cups of water everyday. <BR> 3. Track my food following mostly lower carb since that works best for my body. <BR> 4. Focus on fitness and improving strength training routines. <BR> <BR> I really want to make it to my goal weight this year and while 2013 was great and I lost 50 lbs, I don't ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:57:59 EST Weigh ins for 2013 Just to make room on my page, I am copying my 2013 weigh ins here. <BR> Weigh ins: <BR> 1/1/13 - :(:( 250 wtf <BR> 1/8/13 - 246 (-4) <BR> 1/13/13 - 244.6 (-1.4) (-5.4) <BR> 1/20/13 - 244.6 (0) (-5.4) <BR> 1/27/13 - 241.8 (-2.8) (-8.2) <BR> 1/31/13 - 241.2 (-.6) (-8.8) <BR> January Total = -8.8 lbs. <BR> 2/3/13 - 239.6 (-1.6) (-10.4) <BR> 2/10/13 - 239 (-.6) (-11) <BR> 2/17/13 - 237.2(-1.8) (-12.8) <BR> 2/24/13 - 234 (-3.2) (-16) <BR> 2/28/13 - 233.4 (-.6) (-16.6) <BR> February Total= -7.8 l... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:52:57 EST