BLBST36's SparkPeople Blog BLBST36's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community How many times? How many times am I going to have to start again? How many times will I look at the scale and see a gain because I said screw it? How many times will I feel so out of shape at the gym? <BR> <BR> Who knows. The one thing I do know is that today is the start again and that is all I am focusing on. Logging food, logging exercise. Adding to that is not smoking. I think that will be the easier one with the new budget and very little spending money. <BR> <BR> Here we go again <BR> <BR> Day... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:27:45 EST Day three This is my third day back after restarting the latest time. I am also scheduled for the dentist. This really sucks because I am not sure what I am going to be able to eat if anything and I am craving pasta. I want to eat as much as possible now, but I forgot my dressing and had to replace my salad with pretzels. Not the best, but something extra and yet I still want more. <BR> <BR> It doesn't help that on the third day I am actually UP on the scale :( It just makes me want to eat and ea... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:22:01 EST And one more time!! Why do I always fall off the wagon so easily? Here I am starting again at a weight I don't want to be at. I think some of it is because of water retention from the weekend indulgences, but I don't want it! It really made me open my eyes to the fact that just because I say I can do it without writing things down doesn't mean I can actually do it just yet. I know I will be over on my fat today, but at least I am starting to track everything again. I would rather be over the fat than under ... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 14:08:13 EST Splurging - yep, it can be done!! Today is Friday AND pay day. Yep, a day for celebration <em>30</em> I decided earlier this week that I wanted to buy myself breakfast and lunch. I had a Bruegger's skinny bagel sandwich with cheese and turkey sausage for breakfast and I will be having Japanese Pan noodles with shrimp for lunch. Dinner is homemade and I will have enough calories to go out and have a couple drinks!! How? Planning and using provided nutrition information on line! I am so satisfied with breakfast that it... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:43:42 EST Forging ahead after a gain Yep - a gain. albeit a small one, not quite 1 pound, but still. It's hard to keep plugging away when you see the gain. Yes, I know I went over my calories one day and didn't track one day, but I thought I would stay the same at least. There are probably other factors, too. But, MAN, what a day for someone to bring in bagels and cinnamon rolls and pumpkin swirl bread. I had a bagel since I originally planned on having one. I just swapped the store out with the Brugger's bagel. Yes, mor... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:41:09 EST Weekend woes As I thought, the weekend went to crap on Saturday because of a self-induced hangover. I did pick myself up and didn't let Sunday go out the window, too. Then again, I did go UNDER my calories (!) for Sunday because I didn't like the dinner I made. I was ravenous this morning. I didn't go nuts, but I did have a sandwich on an everything bagel. Soo good and surprisingly filling. I am not sure what to have tomorrow because I want another sandwich, but I don't have any more lunch meat. I ... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:48:20 EST Starting one more time Here I am starting again like I have never been here before. I am hoping that this is the last time I start. And then, yesterday, I eat some tortilla chips without measuring - so over my calories, I quit tracking it. And today, candy. Today, at least, I am still under calories, so I have room to spare. I even put in some drinks for tonight in case I decide to go out and I am in my range. Well, kind of. I count each drink as 1 ounce - not completely accurate, but it has always worked fo... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 11:01:57 EST Proud of me Now, I know that this isn't that big a deal to most of you out there, but it is to me. I am actually following the schedule of my fitness tracker! 2 days in a row. The only problem I had was that I lost some of the strength training I was supposed to do. I did two from memory and only missed one. I am so proud of myself. <BR> <BR> Even thinking about what I need to do after work, I made sure to include the "do cardio" item in the list. I almost said "eh, I'll do it tomorrow", but my mi... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:50:05 EST Thought I already did this I thought I made a blog entry already, but apparently not <em>38</em> Ah, well, no big deal. I don't know really what to blog about. I mean what does the world really want to know? <BR> <BR> The only think interesting is that I am starting to get back to packing my bento lunches. Very time consuming for me, but forces me to eat more fruits and veggies. It is also great for portion control. I am still trying to figure out exactly what to put in that will fill me up. Maybe I'll need... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 14:35:39 EST