CASTLELOVER's SparkPeople Blog CASTLELOVER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Small and More I found out that I was eating ameal every six hours. I'd eat at 6am and then be hungry by lunch at noon. Then after school I'd still be hungry so I'd benge the rest of the evening. I've read over and over that to eat every3-4 hous so here is my goals for the week. <BR> <BR> I will eat small portions, about a cup full, every three or four hourse. I can keep my meals at the same time but I can have a piece of fruit in the morning and some baked chips or other snack after. It's not gonna be eas... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:22:14 EST Getting Started I recently have been having stomach problems and been learning what I can and can't eat. As I go through this prossess it's a healthly living style that I need to adjust too. I need to eat smalled meals, stay away from fried food and not eat late at night (are some of the guidlines). <BR> <BR> Even after finding all this out I still find myslef trying to confeness myself that I don't have to change everything. If I'm changin 80% of my life anyway why not change it all. I keep making excuses ... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:16:31 EST Too much, Too fast So yesterday and starting today I feel like I'm detauxing. First yesterday I went off the deep in with my sweets. I tried to cut too much out too fast. So now today I feel hungover cause I had too many. My body has let me know these past few months it doesn't like the un healthy food but I gotta do this slow. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:04:20 EST Life Just as things were looking good last summer and I was doing everything right I got back into teaching. This has required exchuasting ten hour days and leaving weekends for all the house work that doesn't get done durning the week. Somehow I have to also find time for my gamily and my husband's family. I can't do. That is how I feel this weekend. I can't do it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went to a Girl Scout meeting, oh yeah did I meantion Girl Scouts in those plans. It was suppose to be a get a... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:29:55 EST I'm one of those people... and proud I used to complain about the teachers who went early in the morning and did their work out. Now I'm one of them and so proud I made myself go. <BR> <BR> <BR> Update:So it's been a couple months since a blog but I feel compelled to write this morning. I decided that I was going to stop trying so hard a couple months ago I got a teaching job again and started doing some un healthy things like eating fast food and so on. I still kept a lot of the good habbits too but They kinda balance back ou... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 06:51:08 EST Excited and Stressed So it is has been a a busy week and just keeps getting better. I went in to the doc for my helath exam required by insurance and foud that I had lost more weight. It would be long until I not not worry about 170 any more. <BR> <BR> My husband and I also celebrated our two year aniversary yesterday and ate a new resturante that wasn't real healthy but I ate smart without even thinking. <BR> <BR> We are buying a new truck. We have bought some new toys one of which a boat and found our little ... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:32:52 EST vacation blues *warning* *VENTING* *warning* <BR> So i haveam on a vacation with my in laws and being healthy is becoming a challenging. They have good metabolism and don't care that they eat white bread or that their snacks are un healthy. I don't have the best control so with all of this around i haven't been able to keep from a handful of this or that. <BR> The biggest thing is that they like to just skips meals. Its coffee for breakfast snacks for lunch and eating out for dinner. I CAN'T DO THAT! I n... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 21:55:24 EST Little Things So I have decided I still love sparkpeople and when people ask me about my so called diet I say sparkpeople but I also feel I have become more idpendent with my healthy habbits. <BR> <BR> I weighed in today and lost a pound finally but that was after a hard weeking of working out. I upped my plan to six days a week(I only made it five). But I think it is these little things that keep me going. I don't always make the right choices but I think it matters a lot when I do. Like this morning I ... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 10:11:27 EST Updating So I have not been full force lately on healthy living but I still have been healthy. I am able to eat healthy meals and go to the gym three times a week. And I am proud of myself. I lost a pound in a week. Usually so little would frustrate me but I'm good with that. My new goal is 5 pounds a month. I give myself some slack. Once I'm where I want to be I want to be able to stay at the weight and if I'm not happy with the plan I won't stay with it for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> There is a... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 13:10:08 EST Re-Motivation So it's monday the dread day of monday but I'm in a good mood. I have new motivations, well a couple. <BR> 1. My friend is getting married and I'm a bridesmaid, that means a chance to look awesome in a dress. <BR> 2. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a week or two and with all my benging I only gained two pounds. <BR> 3. When I stepped on the scale it said one 171. I used to never see anything below i 180. I can't wait for it to say 160 something. <BR> <BR> So I might of slept in... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:39:10 EST Being Content SO I started think ing this weekedn after talking to an aunt about my recent weight gain. Before I could tell her I was trying to be healthy now she replied its because your content. She goes on to explain that most people reach a point in thier lifes where they are compleelty happy and content and usually the weight goes to the side. <BR> <BR> I do kind of believe that. Before the diet I had told my husband I was fine with a little wegiht gain and I just needed to be happy with the way my b... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:53:48 EST The dress <img src="">*motivational* <BR> <BR> I have a wedding to attend this weekend and wondered what to wear. I thought about the dress I bought two years ago and wore to all my friends weddings. I thought what the heck I'll see if it fits (it was really tight last summer). And IT FIT!!!. I was so excited. Cause it looked good too, <BR> <BR> So let me rewind a bit. A couple days ago I went to my third barbeque of the week and was faced with s... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 08:55:20 EST The bag of Twizzlers *warning* not a postive blog*warning* <BR> <BR> So yesterday I went to the second cookout of the week. I had a little bit of everything one because I was hungry and two because it was good. I didn't eat the bread on the hamburger and I ate very little potatoe salad. For desert I was going to have a little piece of cake but I didn't like it so I had a cookie. Then I came home two or three hours later and was hungry. I wanted a milk shake. Instead I got the bag of twizzlers and finished it of... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 08:58:22 EST Doing it without the scale So usually weigh myself twice a seek atleast but I realized after a couple bad weigh in's it isn't anything to worry about as long as I'm healthy so I will finally weigh myself tomorrow and it will have been five days since my last weight in. <BR> <BR> A couple things i've learned this week. I can't be around sweets. I tried to get a package of twizzlers thinking I could ration them out but my husband had to hide them. Last night at t birthday party there was cake and icecream and instead o... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 09:22:58 EST my butt So the tittle gives it's own warning but I just have to share this story with my spark friends. My husband and I were cuddling and watching TVs and he starts grabbing my butt. I thought is was kinda wired until he said with all honestly, "your but is getting tighter" ... Wow, OMG did he just really say that with Amy questioning. I had a huge smile on my face the rest of the night. <BR> Yesterday I realized I had been slacking and was kinda down about it but God has mysterious ways to touch y... Thu, 31 May 2012 07:31:50 EST Off the Wagon Well I knew this day would happen and it took longer than I thought. I have fallin off the wagon. It's not as bad I thought. I still like to do my healthy things. Healthy meals. But I haven't been to the gym since saturday. I've started believe my excuses for not going. I have found that eight cups of water is hard to do with this new schedule and I started drinking caffine which I haven't done in two years. I've also noticed un healthy snacking. I need to eat a snack daily but a healthy one... Wed, 30 May 2012 08:29:03 EST June Okay so June is about to come. I did really good with weekly goals but I think that I am starting to become overwhelmed with so much to remeber to do. I think I will start with monthly goals. Three things <BR> 1. I want to walk my dogs every day. I find I burn more calories and feel better if I <BR> start each day with a walk. Nothing too hard but something. <BR> 2. I need to drink 8 cups of water each day. I did great at this until my summer <BR> Schedule changed and so now it is ... Sun, 27 May 2012 10:59:30 EST running So a very ironic thing happened today. I was walking around the track when I thought I wanna run. I normally don't like running but I decided it would be fun to see how far I could run. Well after a couple steps my pants started falling. Eventually after one lap I gave up. I've lost so much weight my pants wouldn't stay on. Wow it was ironic and funny. But I was a little frustrated I couldn't run. :) Thu, 24 May 2012 18:45:19 EST Feeling Good! So I have almost reached a month of being back on a diet and I've lost 10 pounds. This is the lowest weight I've been in almost a year. I love seeing the wieght drop. I need to remember though that it is he;athy living. I keep getting scared the the wieght will stop coming off or I won't loose inches. All that matters is that I am being healthy and staying fit. I also want to loose lots of weight and get sad if <BR> I step on the scale and haven't lost a pound (in less than a week). I need t... Wed, 23 May 2012 14:01:11 EST New Gym So day today I went to a new gym. Well it's really my old gym but I didn't like the hours back when I had a full time job. So anyways it was pretty awesome (and I got to wear my new shoes). It's actually at my church we have a huge gym and tread mill and cybex as an out reach program. My dad bought a family plan so I can go to free plus even if I had to pay its less than three months of pay at my other gym for the whole year. So I went with my dad to get him motivated and everyone knew him an... Tue, 22 May 2012 11:22:39 EST New shoes So today started as a bah-humbug day and ended really good. I got my new shoes in today. Strange how such a little thing has given me new motivation. We went to like six stores in two day and had to order the ones I wanted on line tuesday but they came in today. They are bright blue with some pink training shoes. I've never bought workout shoes so I made sure to make these one special. Any how I wanted to try them out so instead of driving the mile to drop it off we walked there and back. It ... Fri, 18 May 2012 22:35:53 EST Gym thing I want to appolgize this is another rant. I have been faithfully going to the gym three times a week and doing upper and lower body roations. What I am not happy about is the gym. I tried cranking up my music but today there was just too many people. I tried twice to use a cybex and someone was on it. I wanted to do the elipitcal but everyone was taken. I am a gym-a-phobe I'm sure, I don't like working out around people I feel like they are staring at me. I tried saying they were there for th... Thu, 17 May 2012 11:02:43 EST Body's signals I'm gonna keep this one short but my thought the last two days are how mouch better I feel now that I am back to a healthy diet and exercise. I tooke the weekend kinda off and work up tuesday morning feeling bloated and blah. After a work out and eating right I can tell how much better I feel. My body is showing me that it is great to be healthy. Wed, 16 May 2012 14:10:10 EST Last day of birthday Well I went ove rmy calories today... again becaue we went out to eat for my birthday and cupcakes at work. Though I feel bloated ?I have to say I really did good. I usally would of had something un helthy for breakfast like a couple donuts and then ate my whole meal at olive garden for lunch and then cup cake at work followed by a descent dinner. Instead I had a gronla bar for lunch and split the meal at olive garden, half there and half at home. I only had one cupcake which is good to me. <... Mon, 14 May 2012 23:56:05 EST Dat two of B-day/ mothers day So I have an extreme lack of enery today even though I weighed mysself and had lost two pounds in the last week that brings my total up to 8 pounds. I also put on my pants that I bought when I first started gaining weight and they fit, which I hadn't worn in a couple months. <BR> I don't know what's beating me up more. There is the overall mothers day followed by facebook posts of all my friends getting ready to be mothers. Yeah you know the drill, I've beena good person, loved and worked w... Sun, 13 May 2012 10:37:49 EST Moativation train So this weekend is my birthday, techquinly it's monday and sunday is mothers day (and as much as I want to be a mom) I'm not a mom so today is kinda my day. I used to love birthday and would get all excited. I have come to the age when I can say I don't like birthdays. It's just a reminder in life of all the things I wanted to happend by this age but hasn't... well that was my thought yesterday today I woke up and made myself go to the gym. That is where I do most of my blog thinking. <BR> ... Sat, 12 May 2012 10:01:44 EST Morning to the Gym So my goal this week is to go to the gym three times this week. I picked tuesday for upper body, thursday for lower body and eight saturday or sunday for upper body. I have a gym membership but never been religious about going. <BR> <BR> So this morning my alarm goes off and I think well I can sleep 30 min longer and still have enough time for the gym. I've already had eight hours of sleep by this point but I'm think about the twelve hours I 'work' everyday (its not strenuous work mostly des... Thu, 10 May 2012 09:48:27 EST Vacation So I went on vacation with my family this weekend and by the second day I thought I would just just not worry about calories. I didn't have the website to count calories and they weren't eating to my diet. I came back today and logged the calories and found out that if I would of just cut out one thing a day of snacking I would be fine. I think it is starting to become easier. <BR> The other thing I struggled with was the people and the support. My family new what I was doing and tried to ma... Mon, 7 May 2012 22:43:12 EST Focus My thoughts today are on focus. So much of what we do it how we look at it. We can say diet or healthy living. We can say I'm gonna start being helathy today or we can say I'm going to work on one thing at a time. One of my buddies told me to stay focused. We get excited with things and loose focus. <BR> I am doing very good this week on counting calories and staying on track. It seems very easy at some points and not so easy at others. It definetnly is not something that comes naturally. I ... Thu, 3 May 2012 10:22:14 EST Motivation So I started off the week upset. My goal was to track calories and I found out quickly that meant measuring things and a lot of time consumption to do so. Tomorrow will be one my one week anv. and I've lost 3lbs. That is AWESOME!!! I'm so excited and want to scream it to the world. My goal next week is fitness and the weight loss this week is great motivation. If changing what I eat makes such a change what will changing my fitness (or lack there of) do. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I have tried ... Wed, 2 May 2012 10:03:28 EST Goals I am enlightened this morning by all the support I recieved last night. Thank you everyone. I realize I need to make life changing descions and to do this I do it a little at a time. I'm not gonna loose ten pount in a month, I'd love to but for now my goal is to make a goals and meet them. I'm going to do weekly goals. <BR> <BR> I've already started this weeks goal which is to stay around my 1500 calories. I think this is do able. I'm excited about it. I want to alrenate fitness and nutrion... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:37:00 EST Why does it have to be so hard Okay I'm on a rean tonight. I feel like trying to weight consumes my life. I have to worry about calories and carb count I have to plan a head on meals and make sure I have the right ingredients. I have to make sure I eat at the right time and eat the right amound. Don't get me started about measuring everything. I'm a fairly good cook. I don't even measure ingredints in most of my meals. Then their is the fitness. I work 12 hours a day during the week and then I have to worry about my meals... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:04:47 EST