CHARLOTSOMX's SparkPeople Blog CHARLOTSOMX's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SO HAPPY!!! So this past 5 or 6 weeks the weight loss has been slow- and frustrating at times. By slow -I mean lost like 1 lb in 4 weeks kinda slow. BUT I kept going, knowing eventually, I'd lose more. As of this morning I have met my initial goal of losing 65 lbs! I wanted to get to the mid 170's and then I'd see how I felt. That was my major goal (beyond getting under 200). It took roughly a year and a half to do it, but I made it :) <BR> <BR> Now that I'm there, I'm going to make 5 lb goals an... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:22:48 EST What the heck Saprk America?! so, that doesn't work now? <BR> <BR> that is the main thing I use here, for tracking my work out min. <BR> There is no link anymore to log them, and if you go to the site it says it's coming back better in the fall? <BR> <BR> what to do in the meantime? I guess I'll keep track of my my min. on paper (like I do calories) Ugh... <BR> annoying Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:42:41 EST 3 hours of zumba! Wednesday, I went to zumba morning class and went back at 5:30 for that one too. Nothing new, I do that a lot on Wednesdays. But they had a new instructor doing the hip hop cardio (same thing-just with hip hop music and usually more squats!) and I wanted to see what she's like so I decided to stay for the last classs as well- at least for a few songs. I was pretty tired but I managed to stay for the whole thing because it was SO fun :) <BR> so yeah, that's a new record for me...3 hours of z... Fri, 31 May 2013 09:02:50 EST Woohoo! So, in my last entry I talked about vacation-where we were gone 9 days, and I gained 7 lbs UGH. Well, about 5 days after coming home-I checked and had lost most of it. As of this morning, a week and a half after getting home, it's gone :) <BR> So, my question about was it worth the gain? I'd say, yeah. We had fun and the weight dropped off pretty quick (a lot faster than I expected) <BR> <BR> WOOHOO! <BR> <BR> Now- to move on to hitting 60 lbs lost (as of today I'm back to 55) <BR> ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:14:24 EST Vacation was GREAT... and then I hopped on the scale... Yeah. So, we went on vacation and were gone a total of 9 days. First night- Laughlin, then on to RIverside CA to see sister- in - law and her family, and some old friends. It was a good time for the most part-but we ate out a lot more than I expected. She doesn't really cook at home much so... Then we went off to Las Vegas. I LOVE that place, and though I knew we would be eating badly the 3 days we were there- I figured all the walking would *kind* of help with that. Had a great time. Saw... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:07:02 EST So sad :( I am really bummed out about Yuliya (my favorite instructor) at Baila (the zumba studio I go to) leaving. <BR> About a week and a half ago, it was announced that she was leaving-due to moving to Florida. She is so inspiring, infectious and talented and was a big reason why I have come to love zumba. She is a belly dancer and taught the classes for that there as well. It all started because I was looking for belly dance classes here and stumbled upon the zumba studio offering them once a wee... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 18:20:10 EST Good-bye 200's! Woo! I did it! I made my goal of 199 by the end of December. Not sure what has clicked in the last month or so- but I'll take it! <BR> I finally met my major goal of getting under 200 and I am SO happy. <BR> I got up on Christmas Eve and weighed and was 198. What a Christmas present. <BR> I know I was kinda bad that day and yesterday- but I tried not to go *too* crazy - I definitely want to stay under 200 FOREVER! Today -I'm back to it and hoping I can do well while I'm at my sisters ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:29:33 EST What a couple of weeks! Wow- a couple of victories recently. One, I went to zumba and the instructor asked me what my favorite song that she does is-so I told her "On The Floor" because it has fun choreography but she doesn't do it very often and had played it the week before- so it was what popped in my head. She gave me a sort of pouty look and said "it's not on my playlist this time" so, I told her "eh, it's fine- it's fun though. So class started and about 6 songs or so in, that song comes on and she call... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 22:29:01 EST Too much zumba? WHAT? I'm in a group on cafemom called healthy weight loss- I posted about my issues with losing weight -since I realised I have only lost 13 lbs since April...UGH <BR> I zumba 5-6 hours a week in a class, and also do a bit of wieghts at home and take a pilates class too (and the just addd a belly dance class again so I will be doing that once a week as well) <BR> <BR> A few of them told me I'm doing too much zumba and need to do more other things. <BR> WHAT? I mean yeah- I need more weight t... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:48:57 EST 45 days and nowhere... wow- I jsut realised I'm only down 3 lbs since August 16th <BR> <BR> that's...less than 2 lbs a MONTH <BR> <BR> *eating within BMR ALWAYS...working out 5-6 days a week - zumba mostly, but also weights like 2 days and pilates once a week too...I keep adding more- and losing less <BR> <BR> bleh <BR> <BR> I weighed this morning and I'm 211.5 which is where I was 45 days ago! all that happened in between was me gaining back a couple lbs and now back down to that... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:48:41 EST Just keep swimming swimming swimming... I really wish I could figure out how many calories I need to eat to get this weight loss moving...27 lbs lost is nothing to be upset about- but seriously, it is happening SO slow and I lose 2 gain them back- lose one gain a half...UGH. BMR says I should eat between like 1750 and 2150 a day for my height -weight-and work-outs...(to lose 1-2 a week). I've been staying around 2000 calories average and always within the range (99% of the time anyhow) and adding more work out time and still- it's ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:10:30 EST REALLY trying to stay positive *SIGH* <BR> The last month has not been good to me as far as the scale is concerned. I was stuck at 224.5 for a good 3 weeks then FINALLY on Friday, it dropped to 233 WOO...but then this morning it was up to 225. BOO <BR> I am seriously getting frustrated. I went to 5 hour long zumba classes last week- did an hour pilates class, walked, did some wieghts at home...and had really really hoped I'd at the very least just maintain the 223. <BR> I am drinking water - working out every day- eating... Mon, 14 May 2012 18:09:01 EST Rollercoaster... I'm kinda frustrated with this whole thing at the moment. I had found out that I wasn't eating my BMR- so I upped my calories 3 or 4 weeks ago...and I've been working out a little more- I've been doing weight stuff for my arms a couple days a week and whatnot. The thing is that I have lost pretty much NO inches-anywhere...and every time I lose a pound or two-I end up gaining a lb or two back -so the weight is coming off very slowly. *sigh* Frustrating because a weight loss group I joined ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:02:43 EST Last day of March Wow...this month is over <BR> I have managed to work out EVERY day the entire month and I tried Zumba- which was a big thing for me to do. <BR> I've had some disappointments - but I'm not letting them stop me. <BR> I think I need a bit more calories than I've been eating - so I'm going to try that this month and see if progress is any better. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:33:14 EST WHAT THE?!?!?!?!?! So, I waited at least 10 days to weigh. Worked out EVERY day for the last 28 straight days, done Zumba 3 times since I weighed last and I have lost exactly half a lb. <BR> I re-weighed 3 times to be sure and it gave me the exact same thing every time. <BR> I've been in such good spirits about this thing and thought I was actually starting to make a bit of progress and now this? I weigh too much to not have lost at LEAST 2 lbs just in the calorie difference alone- not counting the 5-ish... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:58:13 EST It's Friday and I feel pretty good for the most part! Another week has passed and I have tried Zumba 2 more times. I like it for the most part. There are a few moves that I feel completely rediculous at my age- weight- and upbringing doing, but hopefully, I won't feel as self concious and stupid about them as time goes on. My daughter has gone with me to the classes and she likes it too. I love being able to do them with her- and we both definitely need something like this. Last night she even had two of her friends go with us. I didn't f... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:22:08 EST Faced another fear...Zumba! Last night I decided to go try Zumba. It was the same teacher that was doing the belly dance class there -so I decided to try it with her first. WOW they do not play around...I thought the belly dancing one was rough! The good news is that I faced the fear and went and survived it *though there for awhile I wasn't sure I would ; ) <BR> I think we are going to try it again. I wasn't really loving the music (a little of that goes a LONG way) - but oh well. Hopefully, they bring back t... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:11:24 EST It's still *something* right? Well I worked out for over 3 1/2 hours this week and have watched my calories every day for the last 11 days straight. WOO <BR> <BR> Sadly though when I wieghed this morning I had only lost ONE lb. <BR> I could understand if I had been at this for awhile or had lost a bunch already but seriously- it hasn't even been a month since I started this thing and I don't understand how this is even possible- especially with what I weigh now! <BR> Seems like an awful lot of effort for so little in ret... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 11:51:44 EST Bummed : / So, a little over a week ago, I found a class here at a studio that does Zumba all the time. This was a belly dance class and I was SO excited to find one here (and only like 5 min from me too!). They had it scheduled one night a week so I went and it was nothing like any other BD class I have done before-this was more like a cardio class-but really fun and it nearly killed me! (that's a good thing though) Anyhow, last night-my daughter and I went together and she was happy about it too :) <... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:27:18 EST In a better place So, Friday I was not in a good place. I think writing it out in this blog helped though, because since then I have gotten on the treadmill 3 days and tried to drink at least one glass of -plain water every day (a big deal for me- I drank it a lot in TX but almost never here). I am going to try a belly dance class tomorrow night, and hopefully it will become weekly and I'll find other classes from that. I need to start counting the calories again and plan to be doing that sometime this week... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:30:53 EST Motivation? what motivation?! So, I joined Sparkpeople almost a week ago and when I did that I was completely motivated FINALLY...or so I thought. So far-I have done nothing to make a change, and I hate that I havn't. I have no idea where my motivation went. It didn't help that I went to the doctor a couple days ago and their scale said I was heavier than the home one- that in turn made me decide to get a milkshake. TWISTED I know. What's worse is that I KNOW this can be done, because I lost the weight before-the pro... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:43:38 EST