CARO_D23's SparkPeople Blog CARO_D23's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I’M Back – The new me! So I am back, <em>244</em> after exactly 364 days of not having logged in! A lot has happened and I am now back. However, the new me (inside at least) is the one that is back. Now all that is left is to work on getting the outside to match my new inner self. This year was a HUGE year for me. <BR> <BR> This past year I morphed like a caterpillar in a cocoon, transforming from a girl essentially to a loving wife and mother – All within less than a year. In December, I found out that I was ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:48:28 EST Excuses! Excuses! Excuses! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It’s been about three days not that I don’t go to the gym…. Too tiered, there’s something better that I need to do or I just don’t want to go. Yes, I have been replacing gym with “fitness Steps” which is something I created (check blog for descriptions) – better then nothing. However Fitness steps do NOT replace actual “cardio” or “strength” training – AT ALL. This picture helps me with that – when even I start m... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:43:01 EST commiting Every time I step on that scale I slowly approach my goal. At times it goes down by .5LBS, 1 pound or in my case this week another two pounds – which is good, REALLY good! But as I start reaching my goal, I don’t know about you but I tend to tell myself... a few chips won’t hurt (eating the whole bag) or a bit of ice crème won’t hurt (eat the whole tub of it) – Well right then and there no...But it the long term it does. That’s where I used to always “fail” and gain all my weight back. Did th... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:18:52 EST Accountability Every time, I would start some kind of training program like TurboJam, Chaleen Extreem and sparkpeople... they all had one thing in common. They all said to make yourself accountable to people... as many as you can but as long as it is not to yourself only. Well that is what I am doing right now, making myself accountable to anyone and everyone who sees this sparkpage blog. <BR> <BR> Yes I said I would lose weight, eat healthier, excersise...etc but I wanted something MORE. That's when I t... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:31:56 EST Only four pounds – Are you kidding me!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So since I last weighted myself, I couldn’t stop thinking to myself, how did I only lose around 4LBS in a little more than 2 weeks. I thought I would have lost more I’ve been training like crazy and “eating” more drinking my mean green juices – right. I thought I would have lost a whole lot more then that! <BR> <BR> But then I saw this picture! And i just started to realize that 4LBS is a lot for two weeks... and... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:28:49 EST My Sparkpeople and weight-in history Feb. 2013 <em>192</em> 169 LBS (13.6 LBS lost since) <BR> <BR> 6 / July / 2013 - * Started sparkpeople* <BR> <BR> 8 /July / 2013 <em>192</em> 157 LBS <BR> 23 /July / 2013 <em>192</em> 153 LBS <BR> 30 /July / 2013 <em>192</em> 151.2 LBS <BR> 16 /sept./ 2013 <em>192</em> 155.4 LBS (Reset) <BR> <BR> 16 / Oct. / 2014 - * Re-Started sparkpeople* <BR> <BR> Before birth <em>192</em> 197lbs <em>24</em> <BR> 23 / July / 2014 Gave birth <em>192</em... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:07:14 EST Now is the time -- too NOT quit! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For as long as I can remember I have always struggled with my weight – and then I learned about gyms and the training world. At that moment I kept trying to lose weight and that is when my weight starting moving like a roller coaster – up and down, up and back down...and so on. <BR> <BR> I k knew this was bad but I kept on losing weight and when the diets and so on would work I would then need to con... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:43:53 EST CHALLENGES! Very BIG challenges! All day today I’ve been having small troubles. I was in a kitchen at my work for a large part of the day preparing the food for the kids. And this is when I would normally eat twice as much just know – “TASTE.” Well today was different I tried really hard and I ate the minimal amount required to make sure everything was okay taste, temperature and all. <BR> On top of that, all day I was dragging my feet and not wanting to go to the gym. It so far, I’m tiered... all the excuses are ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:54:00 EST My first weight-in (2013/07/23) Weigh-in was Monday but first came the weekend – but not any weekend. It was vacation weekend at the chalet with the family which means there was all types of food accept healthy. But it was vacation right.... so I ate and ate and ate. However, I did try and balance out with exercising kayaking (1hour) one day walking the other (30 minutes to an hour). None the less, as the weekend continued the closer weigh-in was coming up... and needless to say, I was a little worried. <BR> <BR> Here was ... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:12:00 EST The Past, the present… and the Future! (2007) <BR> <BR> The day had finally come, weight in for gym class – Weight training with m. Payne. He was so nice, however somehow just by his name I knew I would suffer (have pain) but regardless he would change my life if I listened and followed his teachings. It was my first initiation to weight training. But like all weight training – there is always a weight in and I’ll NEVER forget that day! I stepped onto that scale at 17 years old and it read 175 LBS, I nearly had a heart attack! I... 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