BLUEFORK's SparkPeople Blog BLUEFORK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good Day I've beat my plateau! Today was a good day. At my weigh in I was told that I've lost 10 lbs to far. What a great feeling! I was stuck at about 5 for so many weeks... I think it's because I started trying a bunch of new recipes, I've been eating more protein, and I'm slightly more active. I think the protein is what really helped. <BR> <BR> Feeling good :) <BR> <BR> OH and I went to a full on Zumba class yesterday! It was awesome! So much more fun with other people. Mon, 27 May 2013 22:13:24 EST I'd rather be a Hermione Last week I made it down more than I have in a while (over 6 lbs lost!) but then I got scheduled to work every day I wasn't at school, and being on my feet all day made it really hard to want to be active after. I didn't eat very good things and definitely ate too much of those things. <BR> <BR> Then this week I've been cramping and hormonal with massive chocolate cravings. Sigh. <BR> <BR> I know I get this way once a month and there's nothing I can do about it. My cramps are insanely bad,... Thu, 23 May 2013 15:02:54 EST Inner Voice Most people say they have an inner voice that tells them to do bad things, or that it's okay to go off course... my inner voice is the one keeping me on track, and sometimes it gets stamped out by my past. Yesterday I realized that the past week has gone by completely without my inner voice. I worked out, yes, but I didn't eat healthy. Eating healthy is 70% of the battle. When someone, like myself, is addicted to food in the sense that it's what has always been there when others have not, tha... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:54:04 EST .1 down is .1 down... I call that a victory Well, I went back to WW. I was DOWN .1 pound! <BR> <BR> The woman who weighed me in said, "you can take it however you want to." <BR> <BR> And I just started laughing! I was so ready to have gained after all the stress, the unhealthy eating, not exercising as much as I should have... and I was down a tiny amount. SUCH a relief. She looked at me like I was crazy, though... That's okay. <BR> <BR> I came up with a schedule that rotates every once in a while so I don't get too used to it for ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:26:04 EST Tomorrow's a New Day Still terrified to go back to WW and see how much weight I've gained back over exams ... BUT tomorrow is a new day. <BR> <BR> I am officially done school! I have 3 weeks before spring classes start and that is 3 weeks to get back on track before more stress. <BR> <BR> I bought some new summer clothes to help me feel better and motivate me. <BR> <BR> I guess the main thing to remember is that we're all human (thanks for the reminder fellow sparkie) and need to take one day at a time. No o... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:13:30 EST Eat Some STRAWBERRIES I feel like my last post was way too negative... I just read some other blogs and they made me feel better knowing I am not the only one who is having trouble with this. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it's easier to feel bad than it is to feel good. Now would be an excellent time for a work out to lift my spirits. <BR> <BR> By the way, I read some posts they added about water before/during/after workouts - so helpful. I always wonder if I'm drinking enough - I get the allotted 2L a day but I should p... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:35:05 EST The Pending Weigh In So the last couple weeks has been exams and studying. When I study I forget to eat and then I get cranky and don't care what I put into my body. <BR> <BR> That being said, it also doesn't help when I have 0 support at home. I'm not putting all the blame on someone else here - I could have said no, I could have cooked for myself - but it would have been nice to have someone else say, "hey, you're stressing over exams, and I know you're gonna kick yourself if you gain weight over this time, so... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:19:48 EST 5 lb sticker & motivation Last week I FINALLY got my 5 pound sticker!! It took me 7 weeks to lose 6.4lbs. It was so frustrating when the weight wasn't coming off "quick enough" and those weeks when I'd gain back half a pound.. I wanted to cry! Thankfully I stuck with it and I'm noticing some big changes. <BR> <BR> Motivation is the hardest... but after losing a certain amount of pounds, it gets easier to motivate. The big thing with me is I reward myself with food - and I have to stop doing that. You know what it's l... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:38:52 EST It is Time I Take my "After" Photo I haven't been on here quite a while. Not that I lost motivation but I went back to school and got busy. And I lost a little motivation. <BR> <BR> The hard part was when my dad stopped being interested. We worked out together, we were fixing out relationship, we were FINALLY getting along, and then he stopped calling, stopped texting, stopped everything... <BR> <BR> I gained almost everything back, including the inches :( <BR> <BR> Then in January I tried a month of Herbal Magic, thinki... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 16:10:16 EST Size Matters So yesterday I went bra shopping because mine have been feeling a little less supportive and low and behold! I went down a bra size. I have never gone down a bra size! I've gone down in pants many times but never bras. This feels better than the pants haha :) <BR> <BR> The first thing I did was text my friend that I go underwear shopping with all the time. I was so excited. My mom was excited for me as well because she knows how much I hate having giant boobs. I recently found that I went fr... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:58:29 EST The Way I See It Most of my weight issues come from my dad. I've always felt he didn't want me, that he was ashamed of me, and that because I was over weight he was embarrassed of me. A couple weeks ago he was in town and we spent the week together. We exercised together. Extra emphasis on TOGETHER. Over the summer I've realized that I can do these things. I CAN be physically active and I won't get hurt (physically or emotionally). I am strong enough. It isn't about will power or watching what I eat, it's abo... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 03:35:36 EST The Most Tired I've Ever Been Today marks the 1 month point in my outdoor landscaping job. I am EXHAUSTED. I go to bed at 8pm (at the latest) every night and am up at 4:30am 6 days a week. My muscles ache almost constantly, I don't have the energy to walk even a little bit, and my sleeping has gotten worse because I'm just so over tired. It's a little ridiculous. When I wake up in the morning I can barely close my right hand because the muscles in my fingers are so strained and it hurts like hell. <BR> <BR> Positive thi... Thu, 31 May 2012 17:12:07 EST Adrenaline Rush I had a heart attack today because I thought my last final exam was at 7 tonight, looked at my sheet I was studying from at 2:30 and it said "9am" ... didn't bother to look at the day and freaked out until my prof sent me an email saying it was tomorrow. Thank god. I almost died. I have dreams about missing exams - super uncool. <BR> <BR> My body is doing some weird stuff. I've gained more weight (..yay...) but my measurements are all over the place. In some areas I've lost an inch or so and... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:00:19 EST Snow Means Summer's Coming It has been snowing for the past 3 days and it's getting a little outrageous. <BR> <BR> Finally done classes - next week is exams and then I'm free! I'm proud of myself for keeping active while I've been trying to unwind from my hectic schedule. Thankful I've gotten all of my work done and all that's left is to study. <BR> <BR> Today I did an hour of zumba - holy camoly, I can't believe I made it through an hour class! When I first started I couldn't do more than 4 or 5 songs and I'd be o... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:22:08 EST After My First Week It's been about a week that I've been committed to getting healthy and signed up on here. So far so good. <BR> <BR> I've worked out every day since, as well, and I've gone down a size :) I can fit into pants I haven't been able to for almost a year. I lost my dog a year ago on the 15th of this month (been thinking about him a lot) and it was really hard on me because I had had him since I was 5 years old. That plus the fact that I had a couple friendships end, school came in full force, and... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:14:43 EST