CELESTE2013's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CELESTE2013 CELESTE2013'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/ Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219054 I know I haven't done a blog entry in a little bit. <BR> I have been so tired between work and school, that when <BR> the evenings hit, I am curled up on the couch, just dying to <BR> relax! <BR> <BR> <BR> I did my weigh in today, before and after my workout. I normally <BR> do it on Wednesdays, but I will be gone tomorrow, so I wanted <BR> to make sure I did it. <BR> <BR> According to my Wii Board, I am UP 1.3 lbs! <BR> <BR> Going back and checking my food journals, I was a little <BR> h... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:04:42 EST Day 17! Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213046 Yesterday, I did my Pilates DVD: "Crunch: Fat Burning Pilates with Ellen Barrett." <BR> <BR> I can definitely say that a LOT of muscles got worked. Oh my goodness!!! I will say that some prior Pilates knowledge would be good, however, Ellen covers everything with you. In the beginning of the video, there I did finish the video, though, I had to at times follow one of the other girls there for the modified versions of the moves. I still feel confident about it. <BR> <BR> I can safely say tha... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:10:49 EST Day 16! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210872 <em>224</em> I am so excited! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I did my weigh in today and I am down 2 POUNDS since last Wednesday!!! It is so amazing to see all the effort that I have been making actually paying off. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> When I saw the numbers appear, I actually started crying! I was so afraid that I was not doing something right and that I was messing up, but apparently, I am actually doing something right. This truly has shown me that I AM capable of doing this, no ma... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:55:42 EST Yesterday--Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210039 So, yesterday, I got too tired to post, so I am catching up. <BR> <BR> I am nervous because I decided to weigh in on January 16th. I have been working so hard, and I truly hope that it shows. <BR> <BR> I used the Aria Whey/soy protein powder today. I am sold on it! It doesn't taste too bad and honestly, it kept me full for a LONG time. That's good though. It's also quick and easy to make, so I can use it as a craving stopper if needed. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:49:19 EST Day 14 Two Weeks!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207693 Wow! Day 14! It's been two weeks since I started this! <BR> <BR> To me, this is an amazing feat! Exactly what can be done in two weeks? <BR> <BR> Two weeks of tracking. <BR> <BR> Two weeks of watching everything that goes into my mouth. Which has kept me accountable. <BR> <BR> Two weeks of paying attention to my body's signals and learning to listen to myself. It's so cool to see what ally our body has to say when you just listen to it and learn it's cycle. <BR> <BR> Two weeks of keepi... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:17:16 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205991 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1536693660.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today was definitely an interesting day eating wise. I had a late lunch, but I just really wasn't overly hungry today. I am so surprised that I was below 1300 calories though. I had planned 2 full cups of the Alfredo stuff, but I was getting full, so I didn't finish it. <BR> <BR> And for dessert, stuck to ONE SERVING of CHIPS! 6 chips!! In the past, I would have been all over those. I love the Hint of Lime Chips... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:51:47 EST Day 12--Ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204444 There were many mistakes made today. <BR> <BR> <BR> First of all, hardly any water intake. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been normally snacking throughout the day doing small meals, but I didn't do that today. Work got too busy. I did my smoothie at 9am and it was gone by 10am. I didn't get lunch until 4:30pm. By the time I got off work at 5pm, I was exhausted and had a headache from hell, so I got coffee at the mall (black drip) thinking it would help, and it didn't. So by the time we got to T... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:59:32 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202907 It seems that these days are starting to fly by. It also seems that every day, it is getting easier to make smarter food choices. I never thought I would hear myself say that. I don't have a lot to say today, because I think I did pretty good and I feel as though some healthy habits are being instilled into me. It's a great feeling! <BR> <BR> I cannot wait until I get my pilates work out video!!! <BR> <BR> I wanted to say thank you all for your support. If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:07:50 EST Day 10 Not sure what to think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201440 <BR> Today has been a very confusing day emotionally <BR> and eating wise. I'm actually not sure how to feel about <BR> it. <BR> <BR> The day started out well. I had my smoothie, although, <BR> I did it a little differently. I won't question it, I was <BR> just kind of on auto-pilate. <BR> <BR> It got odd on my way to work. Emotionally, I wanted to binge. <BR> I wanted nothing more than to get as much junk food as possible <BR> and just down it all. <BR> <BR> So, I went to the store and ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:58:51 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199511 This morning when I did my smoothie, I upped the amount <BR> of spinch in it. I guess I am working my way up slowly, but <BR> it's better than not making my way up at all! <BR> <BR> I think that soda is almost completely out of my diet, <BR> as last week I had 6 ounces, yesterday was 4, and today was <BR> only 2 ounces. It's improvement, so I'll take it! <BR> <BR> I did manage to do my Wii today. It's been apparently 2 months <BR> since I used it. I re-created my profile. I did 30 minutes... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:21:10 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197997 This morning, I made my typical breakfast smoothie, though, <BR> I added about 6-7 spinach leaves to the mix. A fellow Spark <BR> Friend actually recommended this to me. The result? Awesome! <BR> I couldn't taste the spinach! The only difference I could tell <BR> was that my drink was now green lol. It did, however, keep me <BR> more full for longer! <BR> <BR> Today is the last day of me using whole milk though. I still <BR> had some left so I had to finish it, but I did go out <BR> and buy... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 23:59:32 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196142 <BR> <BR> Well, today actually went pretty well. After completing my <BR> nutrition tracker, I'm discovering that I was within all my <BR> goals which is excellent! <BR> <BR> I should have avoided the temptation of soda all together, <BR> but I will accept that I only had 4 ounces. I also recognize <BR> that it's probably because I ate so little in the the morning, <BR> and didn't snack lightly throughout the day. <BR> <BR> Fitness wise, I couldn't figure out how to track this, <BR> but I... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:02:41 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194158 Well, Dad and his wife just left. They were here for 4 hours <BR> which was more than I expected but I enjoyed every minute of it! <BR> There was nothing akward about it. Not bad for our second visit! <BR> <BR> Dinner went really well! Everyone enjoyed their food which <BR> was good since we designed it to be pretty healthy and I <BR> did do portion control! <BR> <BR> Before they got here, I was a touch over excited and we had <BR> picked up some of our Salt and Vinegar chicken wings---but... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:30:41 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192543 I have been thinking a lot, especially since yesterday, about how our experiences in life DIRECTLY effect our experiences with food and eating. It will be these experiences that I have to sort out and work through. Learn to relish the happy moments and let go of the bad ones. To stop being afraid of all the happy things turning into bad things. <BR> <BR> I have also been working on figuring out who I am and who I want to be. <BR> <BR> Part of my healing and weight loss journey will obviousl... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 02:55:05 EST Day 4 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190748 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1347851685.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every day I am learning more about myself and about the journey that I must take to get my mind, body, and spirit back into a healthy state. <BR> <BR> This morning, I watched the documentary "Hungry For Change." Honestly, I expected it to be like other eating documentaries and be full of the same old stuff. It wasn't. <BR> <BR> Some parts were a touch repetitive, but to me, that was a good thing because ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 21:58:46 EST Day 3! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189054 Today has been so much better than yesterday! I am thankful <BR> for that! I am tracking everything I eat/drink again, which <BR> definitely helps me. <BR> <BR> I did have a can of Coke, however, after 6 oz of it <BR> (and I measured this lol), and I stopped drinking it. I will <BR> consider that pretty darn good for a soda addict like me! <BR> <BR> I went and got some fruit and lowfat yogurt today so that <BR> tomorrow, I am going to experiment in making a smoothie lol. <BR> We'll see wh... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:04:56 EST Day 2--Not Proud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187124 But I will dust myself off and start again. <BR> You're probably wondering how I could seriously mess <BR> up 2 DAYS into this new life. Trust me, I'm asking myself the <BR> exact same thing. <BR> <BR> First of all, no exercise. <BR> <BR> Second of all, we had friends from out of town come <BR> and stay with us for last night and tonight. They used to live <BR> here with us but then moved to Oregon in the beginning <BR> of 2011. We went to see them November of that year, and hadn't seen <B... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:09:10 EST A Success Story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184756 Okay, so it's more of a successful day..but you know, every <BR> day is a chapter in this new life, and if every chapter is successful, <BR> than the story itself is a success. <BR> <BR> *Smiles* <BR> <BR> The first day of the new year, and my new life, has come <BR> and is almost over. <BR> <BR> I have spent the better part of the day on SP just reading <BR> the inspirational success stories! Some day soon, I WILL be <BR> one of them! <BR> <BR> I know that change does not happen overni... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:44:24 EST New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182969 2013 is less than 4 hours away. <BR> <BR> The switching of the year may not seem like a huge deal normally, (I know it hasn't been for me in the past!) but this year this different. 2013 is going to be MY new beginning. It's going to be the birth of the person I want to be. <BR> <BR> This may sound horrible, but tonight, I am not beating myself up for what I eat. I did have fast food, but, I KNOW that this will be the last time in what I hope will be a long time. I figure I may as well let... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:20:56 EST