BLDANCY's SparkPeople Blog BLDANCY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Road Block I started at 212 pounds back in June and now I'm at 198. However I cannot get any lower than 198. I am not sure why I have stop losing but it is a little discouraging. I was hoping to lose 13 pounds by November 16th but now I do not think that goal is attainable. All I can do is increase the amount of exercise I've been doing and change my eating habits. Any tips or motivation would be greatly appreciated. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 14:05:08 EST copy & paste fun I found this on a friends blog and thought I would do it as well! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Where is your cell phone? In my hand Spouse? Not married yet but dating Drew Your hair? Dark brown Your mother? Val Your father? Bill Your favorite thing? My sons and school Your dream last night? I can't remember Favorite drink? Red cream soda 😃 What room are you in? My bedroom Your hobby? Reading and spending time with my sobs. Your fear?... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 16:37:25 EST Grieving <img src=""> My grandmother passed away on Monday and I just want to give up and stay in bed crying all day. I've thought about finding comfort in a bottle of alcohol but I decided against that. I'm not closing myself out to the world I'm going to stay active and become healthier. My Granny wouldn't want me to quit. My Granny liked me fat but I have to lose this weight. At least she saw me at my biggest weight and ... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:36:25 EST 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