BLDANCY's SparkPeople Blog BLDANCY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Progress. around the middle of June of 2015 I looked in the mirror and said Bree it's time for a change. since then I've been taking small steps towards losing weight and I can say that this week I finally stepped on the scale and found that I'm down 5 pounds since the middle of June and I am very proud of my progress 26 more pounds to go. in the past I focus on the number and not the actual steps towards a healthier life. finally I can say that I am taking all the steps necessary towards a healthier ... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:32:22 EST How I Got Off My Butt and On My Feet Hello all it has been over a year since my last entry. I won't post excuses but share my new journey. <BR> <BR> My children and I recently moved and their school is over a mile away. Every morning I awake at 6 am and an hour later we begin our walk. For the past three weeks 5 out of 7 days I am active! Instead of asking people for a ride I am enjoying walking the distance. Five days a week I am engaging in 90 minutes of exercise a day! That is big for me because even when I was using this si... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:18:44 EST Finding my way back I used this site all the time and it really helped me stay motivated then life happened and I abandoned SparkPeople and all the connections I made. Since my last post I left a VERY toxic relationship and I've lost many friends and I'm finally happy. The only thing is my weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> My scale broke (my youngest dropped it one too many times) and I took that as a sign to not care. I was ashamed to get on here because I felt like I let everyone down because I stopped caring I was ju... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:34:05 EST End of the Challenge - Team Bouncing Apple Blossoms I am so proud of myself for making it through the end of this challenge! I may not have received the most points throughout but I stuck it through!!!!!!! <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> Yay! To all of us who made it to the end. <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking back I realized I posted my current weight for my goal weight when I began this challenge. My starting weight was 206.2 and my final weight is 198.8 I lost 7.4 pounds!!!!!!!! I made it under 200 pounds and I am happy about that... Fri, 10 May 2013 19:59:39 EST Vision I tried to put everything on here I could! I had so much fun making this collage!!!!!!!!!! I have it saved as my desktop and I'm going to print more copies so I can put them everywhere so when I need motivation I have something to look at!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:04:12 EST Accountability - Bouncing Apple Blossoms Sadly I have not reached my goals and I am posting this to hold myself accountable. I do track everything I eat and I am making sure I eat as healthy as I can, there are days where I have eaten fast food but I make sure I log them in my nutrition trackers. <BR> <BR> Here is my problem the first 3 weeks I made sure I reached all the fitness challenges and I was going to the gym faithfully. Then I broke my tooth and this toothache is horrible <em>18</em> and then I been getting headaches so... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:02:01 EST Feeling Sad About a week ago my Aunt stopped breathing and ended up in a coma. A few days ago she was declared brain dead and this morning Easter Sunday around 5 am she passed away. My Aunt was barely 40 and I am not fully understanding the situation but I miss her dearly. <BR> <BR> Even though today is Easter I am going to spend time with my family and remember all the good times I had with my Aunt. <BR> <BR> Rest In Peace Auntie Sue Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:12:04 EST My Goals <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My main goal is to learn to love myself and the body I am in. When I started my journey I was 206 pounds the biggest I have ever been in my life. Before I had children I weighed between 140-145 and after my second child I went from 189 in labor to 165. A month after my second son I became very ill and then started to slowly pick up weight until I reached 206. I would love to be 145 again but honestly I just want t... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:10:21 EST I Wanna Quit I've been working my butt of in the gym and trying to improve my eating habits but it isn't enough. It's been over a month and my weight is still up and down I started at 205 then went down to 202 then up to 206 now I'm between 201-203. This sucks!!!! <BR> <BR> I want to give up and just be fat. It hurts that I am working this hard and nothing is showing. Yes I seen a little progress but I'm disappointed. I tried to lose weight last year and in two months I had lost 10 pounds. Why is this ti... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 22:24:49 EST Small Progress I forget to take some pictures some times but here is a photo to show the small progress. I still have a lot of work that needs to be done but having some progress is very helpful in continuing on. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I need to work on my upper body, especially my back and arms. I've noticed I work on my lower body maybe because it is easier for me to do those exercises. Last night I worked on my abs so I'll continue ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:11:45 EST Small Victory!! Today I was feeling sick and did not want to go to the gym but after talking to myself and my boyfriend I decided maybe going to the gym would make me feel a little better so I went to the gym with my niece. <BR> <BR> I increased the incline as well as the speed and turned my music up. I wasn't running but I was walking pretty fast and enjoying the music. Before too long 20 minutes past and I was at 200 calories and 1 mile. Wow I reached a mile in less than 30 minutes!! That pushed me and af... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:51:15 EST Motivation My oldest son (7 years old) has gotten used to me going to the gym Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and in his own way is making sure I go on those days. Whenever I do a video my 7 year old does them along side me and tells me what exercises he thinks I should do next. When I stretch or do sit-ups my 2 year old sits on my stomach. <BR> <BR> I love that my sons are helping me in their own special way. I did not think it mattered having them supporting my exercise habits but I am finding it do... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:20:54 EST Not Losing Anything - But That Is Ok Hello everyone <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'll admit I fell off track I only went to the gym once last week but I am ok with that. I did some videos so instead of 3 days at the gym I got in one day and did one video. It may not seem like much but I feel I am making progress because I am doing something. <BR> <BR> When I started about a month ago I did not take a picture as soon as I started I don't know what I was thinking. But I did take pictures for this week and I also have a progress ph... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 19:56:55 EST Beyond Day One The last time I wrote a blog was New Years Day and I talked about how I could not get beyond "Day One" <em>249</em> well here I am February 18th and starting the second week of being on track! <BR> <BR> I haven't made any weight loss goals but I have met other goals! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Last week I went to the gym 3 days and completed over 120 minutes of fitness. My favorite machine is the bike and usually I am able to complete 1 mile in 5 minutes but last Friday I completed 3 mi... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 02:24:14 EST Excuses Excuses Excuses So the last time I blogged I said that it was my day 1 and I was serious once again. Yet I did not do anything, I only did the videos twice and barely tracked my calories <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Now here I am again back at <em>249</em> and I'm wondering what makes today different? It is almost 11 pm and the start of a New Year. So I decided I will not start by saying what I plan to do this time around nor will I make excuses for why I didn't stay on track. Since the truth is I just didn... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 01:52:51 EST Back On Track - Day One Last month I was really looking forward to my weight loss journey and not even a week into it I fell off track. <em>227</em> I completely abandoned this website, my goals, friends, everything except for my bad eating habits and lack of exercise. <BR> <BR> One day I was talking to a close friend of mine who is always talking about going to the gym and being in shape. I confided in him about how I wanted to get in shape, I told him I want to drop the weight to feel better about my appearanc... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:06:05 EST Before Pictures - My First Blog Hello everyone <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I became a member of months ago and after seeing an article on Yahoo! stating that a lady lost over 100 pounds using this website I said to myself "Bree you have to get back on that website" <BR> <BR> So here I am, I have been trying to learn this website and making some great friends in the process. I have my ticker on my SparkPage and I'm thinking about posting my before pictures. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I try to wear clothes th... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 05:00:44 EST