BLESSEDLESLIE1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BLESSEDLESLIE1 BLESSEDLESLIE1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ its official http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804491 I have now gained back the whole 45 pounds I had initially lost .....................No I am not bragging! I am at a point where I am having my second Aha moment...is this how I want to live the rest of my life? overweight. fat , out of breath from putting my shoes on? Why are we so deceptive with the truths that we tell ourselves. This is no way to live. <em>230</em> <em>40</em> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:04:45 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317604 Yup I am going to do this again and stick with it. No more playing around.....I want to be healthy and not have health problems. I am the only one who can do this for me. Lets Go! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 20:45:49 EST well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089439 I have been struggling with health issues (Asthma) and I stopped exercising at the end of April. <BR> I have gained some back...this is discouraging. Not a lot but I sure can tell a difference. I don't want to feel like this the rest of my life. Please pray that i can get my asthma under control again. And that weight loss will resume. <em>465</em> <em>39</em> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:14:56 EST One year sparkversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4808928 I am not where I thought I would be............but I am glad of everything I have accomplished. I have learned how to eat correct portions, I have started to exercise. I have walked 3 5Ks and I am getting ready to walk in the Heart and Sole 5 miler On 4-28-12, 11th Annual Providence Heart & Sole Women's Five Miler donates a portion of its proceeds to help fight heart disease - the number one killer of women. <BR> I have learned that I have to respect myself and that I am Worth it...No one ... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:06:00 EST I am back!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783943 After really bad bronchitis, then sinus infection and an abscessed tooth all within the span of a month....i hate being knocked down low. glad it is over and i hope i do not have to do that again anytime soon....onward I shall go! <BR> <BR> I am DONE being the Fat Girl! <BR> <BR> I Choose to not be overweight. <BR> <BR> I Choose to have energy and to keep up with others on walks. <BR> <BR> I Choose to not be lazy. <BR> <BR> I Choose to not compare myself to others, <BR> <BR> I Choose m... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:00:25 EST I have decided http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706393 I have decided to weigh my self every 2 weeks...and I decided I don't need to freak out about it. haha, I am weighing everyday and I think it would be better every 2 weeks. Whacha think? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 03:31:47 EST :O) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673761 I have not been consistent on the site lately, I am back, I need the accountability. I did gain over the holidays, most of that is off now. Back to being Done! I am Done not respecting myself. I am Worth it. :O) Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:03:13 EST icky plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4606565 well I have hovered around 232 and 233 for almost 1.5 months yet I will still go on, I will not quit.... I lowered my calories down again and I hope that this helps. <BR> I am Done feeling like I cant do this, I "am" going to do this!!!!! I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Keep On sparking friends. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:43:54 EST well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573896 I have only lost 2 pounds since my last blog.....lol I hope I have a loss this week! I walked a five K virtual race this past sat. Time was 59:32...I just have to keep reminding myself that this is a lifestyle change and not a quick fix...and that i owe it to myself to respect me. Tue, 8 Nov 2011 00:34:09 EST 35 Pounds Gone! Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508353 Only 15 more to go to meet my Christmas goal of 50 pounds! Woo Hoo! Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:56:50 EST patience....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4484931 to get off my plateau......it will come off, I know it will. I refuse to be discouraged! <em>134</em> slow and steady. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:53:59 EST 99 more pounds of fat to loose..take one off ....dont put it back on. 99 pounds of fat to loose. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4465868 sung to the tune of 99 bottles of beer ....LOL Yay!! I am almost to my Christmas challenge weight of 215.......I will not lose heart..I will endeavor to meet my goal. Whose with me? We can do it! Keeping our eyes on the prize! <em>9</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 14:20:07 EST Keep Trying ....dont give up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4448034 Well yesterdays weigh in didn't go as I expected I am retaining water and I think it may be the foods I ate the days before. Only oz. lost this week .. So my plan is to drink my water and watch that salt intake a little more closely. This morning I did weigh in and had lost some of the water weight so I am not going to be discouraged. I know that women also have water weight fluctuations with their cycles...so I am just going to keep on moving and tracking and respecting my self! Spark ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:47:31 EST update on less of me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433486 Down 2 pounds this week. I am on target for my Christmas Challenge I set for my self : 20 pounds to go to meet it. I know i can do it and I am excited. Exercising is going well and I like that i am getting fit , not just losing weight. Sparkon my friends. Lets finish the summer strong! <em>244</em> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271649 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:13:01 EST random news and weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418454 I gained a pound this week but I am excited that is all it was......lol I traveled from SC to NM for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, From Thursday thru Monday. A few days I had too many calories but I did manage to walk while I was there...the altitude was higher and I couldn't breathe to well..so i only managed a mile or so on my cardio day. Every time I got a chance I walked with my dad to places that were nearby their house. On a positive note, I was way excited that I did not need... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:51:23 EST Progress report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4405693 I Lost three pounds this week. I am grateful for this and I am going to work hard to make sure that the progress continues. Spark on everyone! Wed, 3 Aug 2011 22:25:57 EST I did it!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4390398 I walked a 5k loop on the treadmill and finished it! woo hoo! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l294087481.jpg"> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:21:28 EST double Yay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4389800 Well I lowered my calories by 100 and stuck with my fitness program and "double Yay" I Lost 3 pounds! Plateau be gone! Trust in the Lord with all your Heart, And lean not on your understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:5-7) Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:58:21 EST double ugh................. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374821 I am really discouraged.....I stayed with in my calorie range for the most part. I even started my exercise back after a small break for my daughters wedding. I had hopped on the scale Sunday just out of curiosity and I had lost 2 pounds so I was expecting at least that and more for today. Here I am the same for the second week in a row. I know sometimes these things happen...but I feel defeated. I am glad it was not a gain. I had hoped for better. <em>24</em> <em>28</em> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:01:50 EST In your SparkPage blog, write about a life issue that might cause emotional eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369289 One Of the things to do in stage 3 Is to write about : See Above in Subject line. <BR> Over the Last 3 months or so I have made note of when I Run to the fridge or cupboard: <BR> 1. Boredom <BR> 2. Very angry <BR> 3. feelings of inadequacy. <BR> <BR> I hardly do it often now, I decided to learn to choose to respect my self, instead of giving in and eating.. I Find some other way to release my feelings. Exercise, talking to a friend, reading my bible or praying are all good alternatives t... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 04:22:33 EST Wednesday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4362559 I stayed the same this week.. lol I thought this quote fit my weigh in. I need to get moving, I didn't get to exercise this week. <BR> <BR> Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still. <BR> Patricia Russell-McCloud <BR> <BR> Spark on everyone! Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:41:00 EST WOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4345061 I only gained 1 pound LOL I figured it would be much worse......wedding and all......woohoo Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:38:30 EST trouble spot blahs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4343880 I have been consistently having scheduling issues with my exercise program.... I don't do it on purpose, it just happens...I home-school 3 Children and am a homemaker. My husbands mother who also lives with us is mentally ill and we are her care takers we have no respite care available..She is demanding and draining. I also keep my grandchild while my oldest daughter works...... she is a single mama...So with all that said, Any advice or ideas of how to fit in exercise when the schedule... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 00:26:01 EST Fun stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4331921 Well Lost 3 pounds this week! <em>244</em> My daughters Wedding is happening in three days! Cant believe it is time already. Will try and post pics after. I hope I can stay on track and not eat tooooooo much! Pray for me to have strength to eat correct portions. <em>337</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:32:12 EST progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315663 Lost 1.2 this week! Downwards is good! This brings total loss since 3/28 to 19.2 pounds. My second oldest daughter is getting Married on July 2 2011....down to crunch time and all the last minute details. My stress levels are manageable, the stress busting challenge I did is really helping. Till next week.... Spark on. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:18:32 EST This week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4301645 Lost one pound this week, I did not get to weigh in until today as I was out of town. I learned that you should always put your glasses on before you weigh so that you can see the numbers....lol or you may get a scare ....lol. I am having a hard time getting to the gym because of scheduling and sickness..my little grand baby that I watch has had a high fever that last few days. Hopefully I can get there tomorrow. <em>321</em> <em>192</em> Spark on, my friends. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:41:19 EST weigh in monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4281314 Just lost 6 oz this week! Its a small amount, but i will take it.....LOL Walked 2 miles today..I was excited bout that! Hope everyone has a sparkle filled week! <em>231</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 17:39:59 EST Christmas Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271649 I have decided to challenge my self to lose at least 50 pounds not to exceed 60 pounds ( but hey that would be awesome and ok too......) for a Christmas present to my self. I love my new lifestyle and freedom of choosing good things for myself and not things that will hurt me...I needed this respect for myself ! I can better my life for good... <em>144</em> <em>446</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 02:54:04 EST Every step may be fruitful. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4264620 I had a 3.4 pound loss this week Yay! I hopefully can get back to the gym this week as I was not able to go at all last week because of scheduling conflicts. I really feel much less stressed when I get to exercise. I found a quote I really like : <BR> Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discourag... Mon, 30 May 2011 09:13:15 EST More of Me...ugh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4250580 I had a gain this week. It was my hubby's birthday and I did partake of the cake and Ice cream....There was just allot of junky eating this weekend. We were Van shopping and it was also very stressful over the weekend. I seem to be weak knee-ed when it comes to stress induced eating...Any thoughts? strategies? I also seem to be retaining water as it gets warmer here close... to the hundreds here in SC...Do I need to drink more water? More than 64 oz? Yet I will Not give up!!! Today is a n... Mon, 23 May 2011 10:25:51 EST Less Of Me #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4236297 Weigh in Monday shows 2.6 pounds down. I am very happy because I had a very stressful week: the car broke down, I have been sick with and upper respiratory illness. My husband also had some health issues which landed him at urgent care. My granddaughter that I watch full time has a double ear infection and put all the above on top of wedding planning for my second oldest daughter who is getting married on July 2,2011. Ha ha so there were some days of stress eating I will admit that ... I ... Mon, 16 May 2011 12:55:48 EST stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4231538 Had a very stressful week, I noticed that i am eating near the top of my range of calories this week...I need to slow down and think before eating..or having seconds at dinner. Blah <em>198</em> Sat, 14 May 2011 01:53:08 EST less of me #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4220059 Well No loss this week... And that's ok.... I haven't felt well..Had a cold and I haven't been able to exercise yet. I hope to start again today. My foot feels good so I am going to give it a try. Untill next week Keep up the Spark............... <em>334</em> Mon, 9 May 2011 10:15:03 EST Less of me #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4204152 Lost 3.6 this weigh in. Woo hoo. My ankle is getting stronger so hopefully..I can get back to my fitness program this week . I have missed it. <em>48</em> Hope everyone has a great week! Mon, 2 May 2011 09:06:10 EST less of me #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4192926 well just 1 down this week.. I am not upset, just glad the scale is still moving the good direction. Going to start back with walking tomorrow !!! I am really excited bout that! Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:21:13 EST so bummed out #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4184931 well i ended up not being able to put any weight on my foot this morning when i woke up, so maybe working out yesterday was not a good idea. by 2 this afternoon i was in tears so off to urgent care we went. I have been grounded by the doctor from exercise until i can walk with out a limp. :o( Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:09:11 EST so bummed out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4183055 well I sprained my ankle on late Tues evening and i just blew it off... then Wednesday I did my walking at the fitness center it really didn't hurt that bad so I walked 1.25 miles and came home.. we went to church later in the evening and it still felt OK...well fast forward to Thursday and I got up, went to an appointment with my husband,came home, went back out to the pharmacy....by the time we got home my ankle was hurting so bad I wanted to cry. I took some Tylenol and it simmered down ... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:45:27 EST I Don't like the Word Diet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4177315 I Don't like the Word Diet. We all have a diet...either it is a good diet that consists of healthy eating or a poor diet that includes either too much food or the wrong types of foods. I like to say I have a healthy way of eating...It is a lifestyle change that I need to keep the rest of my life..it is not a quick fix...or a short-term goal but a life time of making choices that will benefit my health and well being. So ... I already had a diet. I am not on a new one, I made changes to the on... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:40:45 EST less of me #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4174112 Down 2.2 this week I am pleased that the scale is going in the right direction <em>244</em> I know slow and steady is better. Have a great day everyone. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:52:23 EST Less of me #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4157771 Went from 269 to 264 this week!!!!! So 6 Pounds Gone! <em>244</em> 1 pound from last week and 5 from this seek. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:09:41 EST Checking in again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4147228 Walking on the treadmill is getting easier each time. <em>244</em> I have been walking a little over a mile in 30 mins on mon-weds-fri. Heart rate is good and I really do enjoy the stress release i get.... <em>334</em> well have a great day everybody!! <em>224</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:34:28 EST Checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4141777 Well I have good news and bad news.... the bad news is I was lying to myself about my start weight... 3 weeks ago before I started sparkpeople, I was at my doctors appt. and I weighed 268 I was going to go with that...... but when I took my mil (mother in law) to her doctors appt on March 25 ...I hopped on the scale there... I was shocked to see I had gained 2 pounds and I thought that their scale must be wrong or weigh heavy. Well I bought a nice digital scale yesterday and this morni... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:05:43 EST Less Of Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4137930 Well Weigh in Monday is coming up and I am getting apprehensive, wondering if I have lost......but time will tell. I had three days I went over my food goals. but its OK I will Persevere! <BR> I didn't get to do my cardio on Friday. but I will try to do it MWF next week. <BR> <BR> I am DONE being the fat girl. I'm DONE with having no energy or not keeping up with others on walks. I am DONE being lazy. I'm DONE comparing myself to others, I am DONE not making time for myself. <em>252</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 00:58:46 EST