CALLMESHOP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CALLMESHOP CALLMESHOP'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/ New scale :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444536 Last night I went to a friends for dinner and I was really nervous cause I had no idea what she would serve and hoped it wouldn't be too many unhealthy finger foods. To my delight she is also very much getting healthy and happily shared some of her special dinner with me. <BR> <BR> While I was there, I mentioned that my 30 day reward was going to be a Fitbit scale. She proceeded to show me her new scale - which was awesome and a third of the price of the Fitbit! So tonight I went and bought... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 21:05:14 EST Nothing worth having comes easy… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438332 and anything that comes easy isn’t usually worth having. <BR> <BR> This morning I was very inspired by SP member Pixie-licious who said : Struggling. Some people see struggling as a bad thing. Some people think that if you're struggling, then you are failing. I don't see it like that. I see struggling as a positive thing, because I know that if I am struggling, it means I am not giving up. If I'm struggling, then I'm still trying. And if I keep trying, then I will succeed. <BR> <BR> This is... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:19:33 EST Turning new behaviours into healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437478 They say it takes between 21- 40 days to turn a new behaviour into a consistent habit. I’m on Day 20. DAY 20!! My treadclimber has become part of my morning ritual, like showering or getting dressed. I have been increasing the speed and duration of my workout so that I am always pushing myself. I was so proud when I did 20 minutes the first time – now I do it daily! <BR> <BR> My mindset has changed for sure. I used to be all about the quick fixes and instant weight loss. Although I want to ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:11:37 EST Turning new behaviours into healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437477 They say it takes between 21- 40 days to turn a new behaviour into a consistent habit. I’m on Day 20. DAY 20!! My treadclimber has become part of my morning ritual, like showering or getting dressed. I have been increasing the speed and duration of my workout so that I am always pushing myself. I was so proud when I did 20 minutes the first time – now I do it daily! <BR> <BR> My mindset has changed for sure. I used to be all about the quick fixes and instant weight loss. Although I want to ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:11:37 EST Done dieting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433331 Today I was talking to my brother and he was telling me how he has started a new exercise and diet routine. When I started to respond, I noted that I couldn’t bring myself to say “me too” – not out of shame or embarrassment, out of pride – instead I told him I am 16 days into a healthier life. It felt good to say. I am done dieting! Dieting feels like a bandaid for a badly infected wound. It is only a temporary fix and even the name conjures images of deprivation and short-term projects or g... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:18:54 EST Instant Gratification Kind of Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431535 Weight loss is hard; especially when you’re an instant gratification seeker. Perhaps that’s how I got fat in the first place – instant gratification took on the form of delicious sweets and high (but empty) calorie foods. Well since I can’t shed the weight instantly, I can look for other means of satisfying this need. Here are a few things that have changed after just 15 days: <BR> <BR> 1. I have an enormous amount of energy; before I could barely make it to lunchtime without wanting a nap a... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:29:19 EST If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430306 Two weeks – that’s fourteen consecutive days I have worked towards a healthier me. I have pushed myself to get up every morning and do at least 15 minutes of exercise. On the days when I’m tired and don’t get much sleep, its hard and I wish I could have 5, 10 or 15 more minutes of sleep but the energy I have gained has been propelling me out of bed. I have been eating well and consciously considering my food choices. Some days (like this weekend) I go over my calories, but I know its okay. It... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:29:37 EST The Happiness Experiment - Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429492 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first. <BR> - Got a new bra on Friday, feeling sexy :) <BR> - happy to have a close relationship with my sister and cousin <BR> <BR> 2. Journaling about one positive experience you've had over the past 24 hours allows your brain to re-live it. <BR> - My dad had trouble getting the boat started and I had a feeling that I should try. Sure enough it star... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:32:38 EST Resisting temptations and feel confident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427215 Last night my fiancé and I went to the pool banquet. My sister came down and came with us. Unfortunately I didn't win, but I was happy just to be nominated. <BR> <BR> At work, we had cake at a goodbye party for one of my colleagues. It was sooooo good but I only had a small piece. I ate pretty well the rest of the day and I have still been getting up early to workout. When I picked up my sister, her and my fiancé wanted to grab food but I was hungry. Normally I can't resist the temptation ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:11:08 EST The Happiness Experiment - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425228 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first. <BR> - I lost 2 inches off my waist! <BR> - I am nominated for Most Improved Female in my pool league! <BR> - My sister is coming to see me tomorrow! <BR> <BR> 2. Journaling about one positive experience you've had over the past 24 hours allows your brain to re-live it. <BR> - Last night at pool I was losing against a higher skilled player, I k... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:59:31 EST You don't have to go fast, you just have to GO. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425161 Today I got up early again (9 days straight) to do my cardio and I started to feel a bit discouraged. In the first couple days I lost 6 pounds - I realize this is mostly likely just water weight but its still 2 pounds! In the last 9 days I have made drastic changes to the types ad amount of food I eat. I calculated that I was mindlessly consuming almost 4000 calories some days! So this 6 pounds made me feel good. Made me feel like what I was doing was worth it. But I haven't lost anything si... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:17:11 EST The first step is admitting you have a problem... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424117 This week has been good. Although I have had low energy and lots of headaches. My fiancé is worried about these headaches, but the problem is I haven’t been sleeping and everything gives me a headache – too much sugar, sugar withdrawal, caffeine (and/or lack of), lack of sleep, stress, being nice to stupid people, being thirsty (I’m ALWAYS thirsty and I drink 8-10 PINTS of water a day!), and the list goes on. I will say however that I am VERY proud of myself. I have stuck to my goal of gettin... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:21:33 EST The Happiness Experiment - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423943 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first. <BR> - On my way into work this morning, I could see the rays of the sun shining between the clouds and it looked like a movie. Such a beautiful picturesque sky - lucky to see that all the way to work. <BR> - I have a ton of energy today! <BR> - I have a nice air conditioned office/apartment during these hot days <BR... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:09:27 EST The Happiness Experiment - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422807 I have seen a few people posting about a TED Talk called the Happiness Experiment, and I am going to give it a go. <BR> <BR> 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first. <BR> • I am happy to have found an amazing man who makes me smile everyday. He strives to be different from other guys and prove that chivalry is not dead. He’s hard working, caring and silly. Best of all, he’s delicious. ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:15:04 EST Week One Complete! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422760 I started to change my life on a Wednesday. Yea, it’s a bit confusing when I look at my reports and the numbers go from Sunday- Saturday but I wasn’t waiting til Sunday to start. I’ve done that many times before and it always fails. So I started one morning not caring about numbers or schedules or how I am going to do it every day. I focused on TODAY and I started. Then the next day I got up and did it all over again. After a whole week I know this time will be different - no quick fixes, no ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:31:36 EST Day 6 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421610 Day 6! It sounds so small, but I’ve quit too soon so many times. This time, I feel so proud. I have been waking myself up early each morning to exercise for 15 minutes. I find it makes eating healthy during the day easier. I was afraid on the days where I don’t sleep well or I’m super tired that I would use that as an excuse not to get up, but so far so good. On Sunday I did 20 minutes on the Treadclimber and when I was done, I couldn’t resist doing a fist pump. It felt so good. When I first ... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:50:25 EST Pin-pointing my downfalls & setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418666 I joined this site a few years ago, but just couldn’t get into it. In early June I attended a wedding and when I saw the pictures, I was truly disgusted and decided immediate action must be taken. <BR> <BR> A couple of years ago I had gotten up to this weight during a miserable relationship with someone who ate constantly and mostly crap. Once we broke up I lost about 45 pounds and was feeling better than ever. But then I got an office job (as opposed to the bartending job I had where I was... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:58:35 EST Master Cleanse Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3159388 So I started the master cleanse again... lost about 8 pounds already. Haven't really been doing to the tee, had a bit of bread today and rice crisps yesterday. I'm excited to see what happens if I do it properly. <BR> <BR> My end goal is 135, but first I am gonna aim for 150 first. Today I weighed myself and I am about 208. I need to get one of those scales with a digital read out cause I can't see the numbers so well. <BR> <BR> Ordered the The Spark on Friday, I hope its not a piece of c... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:35:10 EST I will not be defeated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2413307 Where to start, where to start? Well, I GAINED 20 lbs.. UGH!! <BR> <BR> I had started to see my trainer again in July/August, but then I went on a trip for 2 weeks and I spent the whole time snacking and eating like crap. I've been back for a couple weeks now and I've been to the gym about twice a week. Not bad, but not effective. Since coming back from the trip, I have been experiencing an extreme case of sugar withdrawal; I have been feeling super nauseous (and no I'm not pregnant!), light... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 23:04:30 EST woo me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2143898 So I started seeing my personal trainer again, well its a different one, but still. I have been to the gym 3 days already and i have an appt tomorrow! I'm still eating pretty well, altho I am allowing myself a bit of junk when I REALLY want it. This has been helping cause then its not all I think about. I have about one 'treat' a week. <BR> <BR> <BR> That's all for now:) Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:25:06 EST Just do it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2025492 So I was doing REALLY good. I lost 10 lbs and I was feeling great. But somewhere along the way I fell off the wagon :( The worst part, is that it wasn't just one thing, it was a few things all happening at the same time. I felt like I was trying to hold a pile of sand and it was falling through my fingers. <BR> <BR> As I mentioned when I started, I had just retruned to school after a 2 year hiatus. The first couple of weeks were great. But then the workload got heavier, and time got more li... Sat, 2 May 2009 12:44:11 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1715820 ugh,,,, I just wrote a big long blog and when I went to post it, I got a message saying 'no profanity please' There wasn't any profanity!!!!! ugh!!! <BR> <BR> So here goes... altho this one won't be nearly as good as the original...... <BR> <BR> Weighed myself this morning, and I am down to 200lbs!!! WOOT WOOT!! Normally, this number would make me cry, but that's 10lbs since NYE!!! ......AND I did it healthily!!!! <BR> <BR> Really, this all started on Jan 7 when I went back to school. When... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:58:42 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1709519 I decided yesterday was my official first day of trying to lose weight. I woke up and I did the 10 minutes boot camp cardio video, and then I drank lots and lots of water (which I normally do anyways). I tried to eat lots of protein, but I desperately need to go grocery shopping, so I just made sure to keep my caloric intake around 1200. All in all, yesterday was a good day. <BR> <BR> Today I'm hoping to hit the gym, but I might do day 2 of the cardio boot camp videos..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:12:48 EST