CHOOSE2BELIEVE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CHOOSE2BELIEVE CHOOSE2BELIEVE'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/ Back to working on ME again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961679 Well as most of ya know we moved and we had a hell of a time trying to get the girl that was living (not actually living but storing her stuff in our new house) here moved out...it's official now, we are moved and almost all put away...I have 1 more room to finish then I'll be 100% moved in! <BR> I wasn't very concerned with myself these past few weeks so when I got on the scale and seen 326 I was happy with it b/c I wasn't watching how or what I ate! But 40 pounds gone so far isn't to bad...... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 07:49:40 EST AH HA!! A light bulb moment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868163 I just love it when I sit here thinking and all of a sudden a light bulb goes off and I'm like DUH!!! <BR> <BR> We were eating dinner tonight and I kept telling my kids...EAT!! CLEAN YOUR PLATE!! FINISH YOUR VEGGIES!! and so on and it finally hit me! IT'S OK NOT TO EAT IT ALL!!! Who better to know that then a child? When they are full, they stop eating...and us as parents tell them...EAT, CLEAN YOUR PLATE...and ya wonder why childhood obesity is on the rise!! I mean how many of us can rememb... Sat, 5 May 2012 21:14:42 EST My first major NSV!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865705 Not actually my first b/c every day I succeed in my journey to a healthier me is a NSV to me but today after my 45 minute walk around our neighborhood I was so hot I decided to get a little cooled off and maybe squeeze in some more exercise by getting into our pool and doing a little swimming. <BR> I bought a bathing suit last season that was TOO small and instead of taking it back and getting a BIGGER size I just said to myself...one day I will wear it! Like most of the clothes I buy that d... Fri, 4 May 2012 02:47:52 EST New month...new goals, new plans to the NEW ME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859158 May is a day away and as I sit here looking over my month on here I am happy with my losses but I know I can do better!...I tend to think...ok I went to Curves so my exercise is done for the day...when I really need to walk and get in my strength training that more times then not get pushed aside... <BR> s I was looking over my spark page I have noticed I'm losing an average of 6.5 pounds a month which isn't bad...but it's not as good as I know I can do if I just push a little harder instead ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:28:24 EST Tomorrow...a day early but it's OKAY!!! I'm READY!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852436 Lol, I know what a title to a blog huh ;) <BR> <BR> Well my last blog was 1 week and counting, and friday would be the 1 week mark...but when I went to Curves today my coach that weighs and measures me in won't be there friday soooo I told her I'll just go in tomorrow and get it done, since she weighed and measured me in from the start they want you to stick with one person b/c everyone measures different so, if this month I gained 10 inches and last month I lost the 10 inches there won't be... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:14:31 EST 1 week and counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842957 Till my weigh/measure in at Curves. I weigh in with them once a month and for the past 2 months I was either the # 1 loser who does the Curves circuit or the # 2 loser...my goal is to be # 1 again and get out of the 340's! I'm CLOSE!! <BR> My weight watchers is going to switch from paying every week to paying monthly this tuesday and with paying monthly I get to use the FREE on line e-tools (it's also on my smart phone) and I'm really looking forward to it! Plus I'll be saving about 10 dollar... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:29:34 EST Mind over matter conquers I CAN'T... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4820807 For to many years I sat here saying I CAN'T...and every time I said it ment I BELIEVED it... <BR> <BR> I see too often the I CAN'T in people who really truly can. Instead of saying I can't just try it! You might be surprised to see you honestly can! I also noticed a lot of people saying I HATE EXERCISE....this is simply because they believe they can't! <BR> At my weight watchers meeting this week I sat beside one of my friends who seen a picture of me and has asked me what I'm doing to lose... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 19:48:41 EST April goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4815473 I'm going to try something different this month. I am going to make a list of do-able goals for this month that I want to achieve before the 1st of May... <BR> <BR> 1. Go to Curves 3 to 4 times a week <BR> 2. Walk at least 30 minutes a day <BR> 3. Every other day do arm exercises starting out with 25 to 30 reps <BR> 4. Every other day do crunches starting out with 25 to 30 reps <BR> 5. 2 times a week add some kind of NEW exercise...it can be working out on the WII, walking outside, swimming.... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 18:56:57 EST Week 13 weigh in tonight with weight watchers and my second weigh/measure in with curves... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807490 I had my hubby take some updated pics of me today and as I was looking over my pics from last month I can honestly say I see some change!! <BR> This is Feb's pic <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l213133235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is today's pic <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l618990818.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The difference is 6 pounds of fat, but the inches loss is what's got me in TOTAL AWWW! I have been trying hard to keep a picture journal of me alo... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:33:06 EST First 5% gone for good! And part of the next 5%!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797736 Yes sir, I had a good weigh in this week! I lost 4.2 for a total of 21.4 I have reached my 1st 5% tonight at weight watchers and am 3.4 into the next 5%! I have 14.6 to go! <BR> I can see myself doing that! I find it easier to lose weight to the nearest 5%...with having as much as I do to lose I can't say I have 179 pounds to go...that number is too BIG and it just is asking for anyone to say screw that! <BR> So...18 pounds is do able! VERY DO ABLE!! <BR> <BR> I'm ready to see what this we... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:06:20 EST Tonight is week 12 weigh in with weight watchers and.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796540 I'm looking forward to it! Crazy yes considering I have hated the scale for so long! I have a new outlook on my weight loss journey and it is no matter what I am better then I was yesterday even if I have a bad day. B/c before I just didn't care I ate what I wanted I lived like I wanted and I ALWAYS sat on the side lines watching. I am now DOING, no matter what I TRY it...I might not be good at it at first but I TRY that's the key! If you believe in yourself anything is possible! <BR> Think ... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:07:40 EST Zumba for the WII... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794065 Just in case anyone was wondering....I bought this thinking I can use it for another form of exercise and I finally tried it today! I bought it last weekend and never had the time, energy or courage to try it... <BR> Well today I finally tried it and LOVE IT! I wasn't sure b/c my kids were here watching their mom "dance" in front of a TV...but OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And will be doing it every other day for the next 4 weeks. I have another workout routine worked out since I'm adding this...I... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:15:44 EST Nix NEGATIVE talk.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790771 This was the topic of my last weight watchers meeting and had to blog about it...either for later down this road when (which I doubt) I'm having the I CAN'T DO IT PITTY PARTY or for others that have issues with the negative talk we put ourselves thru.. <BR> <BR> My weight watchers leader is WONDERFUL! I'll give you a little background on her...She like all the other leaders went thru this journey 11 years ago and lost 70 pounds and has kept it off for all 11 years!! She's very supportive and... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:14:57 EST week 11 at weight watchers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4786000 3.2 loss! Woo hoo! I'm sitting on the high side of 348, 348.8 to be exact! I have .8 to lose before the 19th to be on track with my goal of losing 5% by the 19th of this month. Needless to say I'm happy! This is even a TOM week weigh in too so I'm very happy. This past week I went back to weighing and measuring all my food instead of eyeing my portion sizes and I can see it worked! I guess I had major portion distortion lol! Oh yeah I also started eating pre packaged weight watcher friendly l... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:58:13 EST My workout GUIDE and reward system... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775668 I am trying to be more consistent with my exercise. I'm NOT saying I'm having trouble getting my exercise in..I'm working on scheduling it and making sure I get ALL I schedule in for the day! Doing this I am also going to have a "REWARD SYSTEM" if I do all more workouts for the week or 2 week period since my hubby gets paid every 2 weeks, I will get to _______. And if I don't do all my scheduled workouts I have to wait till next payday, but I HAVE TO DO THE WORKOUT I SCHEDULED!! <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 13:03:37 EST Week 10 RESULTS from weight watchers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774735 Down a pound to 352....4 more to go till I see my 1st 5% and my goal is to hit it by the 19th. <BR> I was surprised with my 1 pound loss...b/c I worked out so much this week I thought for sure I was gonna see that 5 pounds GONE...lol! But ya know what this IS NOT the Biggest Loser! And healthy weight loss is between .2 and 2 pounds a week. I think my body is adjusting to exercise and I keep hearing that muscle is smaller but not less then fat...meaning that fat is a big blob of nothing and m... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 23:41:09 EST Week 10 weight watchers meeting tonight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774066 I'm looking forward to it actually! Last week I had a gain so this week I will hopefully see a loss. I have done curves mon thru fri did zumba thur and today (AGAIN) and I also been walking 2 miles with my watp's and if not with a DVD I went outside and did 2 laps around our block which is a mile a lap and I did them in 15 minutes each! Which is a BIG improvement from my 21 min lap... <BR> I'm seeing positive changes in myself and I'm feeling that this is POSSIBLE! No matter what struggle I a... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 16:00:03 EST Curves Zumba...ME...? OH YES I DID!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766391 I had NO intentions what so ever to even attempt Zumba yet...let alone try Zumba with Curves at the same time.. <BR> But when I got to Curves this evening to do my 30 minutes I went to check into the computer system to do my Curves Smart...and the owner/trainer said...Amy, you didn't log in yet did you?? Um...yeah, why? She went on to say we're getting ready to do Zumba...are you staying?? Ummm NOOO!!! Lol, there is NO WAY I can do it yet...so she kept telling me that I can and if I get too h... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 00:08:53 EST week 9 weight watchers weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763417 YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!!!! 353.0 I was 350.6 that's a 2.4 pound gain in one week!! I looked over my food journal and my choices weren't bad...but I did go over my points a few days and had 2 beers and a wine cooler so even tho the beer and wine cooler doesn't have many points it effects weight loss! <BR> I won't let this deter me from my goals! It's a minor set back but this week will be a loss I promise! I'm adding my walking back ...even tho I been doing it I will be more consistent with it! 2 m... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:49:10 EST New screen name!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751422 I FINALLY found a new screen name I like! It was aim_n_walt meaning me and my hubby BUT he's not on spark and he doesn't really do everything I do to lose this weight...he's still a HUGE part of my success but I wanted a NAME just for me! So...my new name is CHOOSE2BELIEVE! It goes with my new attitude, my new tattoo and my weight watchers theme of BELIEVE! <BR> <BR> B/c EVERYONE has the choice to believe but the ones who CHOOSE to BELIEVE are the true winners in EVERYTHING they do!! <BR> ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:59:52 EST weigh in week 8 on weight watchers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4750338 Down 3.6 pounds this week to 350.6! I was so suprised b/c I just knew I gained since we ate out for all 3 meals since last friday! When I looked at my weight I thought I seen 2.6 pound gain...but I asked the lady that weighed me in and she said...No honey, it's 3.6 pound LOSS....WHAT!!?? I was SHOCKED to say the least! <BR> I am going to wear my body media armband tomorrow...I got the new strap today, since the other one didn't fit b/c my upper arms are too fat yet to wear the normal sized o... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:03:43 EST Bodymedia armband... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744601 I GOT IT!!! Now after having to call customer service bcuz it didn't work...I got it fixed, charged and ready to go!! <BR> I'm really looking forward to how this little tool added to my curves and weight watchers helps ME achieve my weight loss success! <BR> <BR> This past week I been SO BUSY! We decided to start a remodeling project in my kitchen...and needless to say life TRIED to take over...when you don't have a kitchen to cook in...you HAVE to eat out and make better choices! With eat... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:26:21 EST weight watchers week 7 weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738916 I lost 3.4 this week making my total 11.8. I'm so excited that I actually lost this week, its my TOM and I always gain! When she told me I lost 3.4 #'s I all but did a happy dance LOL! I honestly know now that the dreaded monthly gain from TOM is something I can and will avoid! Curves is also helping to keep the weight and water to a minimum! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:58:37 EST I finally broke down and ordered a BodyMediaFit Armband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736079 I'm so excited! I ordered a BodyMediaFit Armband! I been looking at it for awhile and today I finally ordered it! The reviews I read this armband is better then the one they use on the Biggest Loser....so we'll see! I believe this will give me the MOST accurate calorie in and out... <BR> I should have it in 5 to 10 days so as soon as I get it I will blog about it.. <BR> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 01:07:52 EST weight watchers weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4727652 357.6 for a loss of 2 more pounds...woo hoo! Weight watchers is working for me and now adding curves is really showing me this life style is something I can do! Making me a priority in 2012 is happening no matter what Bcuz I'm worth it! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 18:22:11 EST Weigh in with weight watchers TOMORROW!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4726398 I'm looking forward to my weigh in this week! I joined curves on the 27th of Jan, went 3 times that week and plan on going 3 times this week. I REALLY REALLY enjoy going to curves....I have to admit I was skeptical at first...I had this mental thought that only simi over weight women went to gyms...and here me being morbidly obese was gonna go in there and TRY not to feel self conscious about exercising in public...BOY OH BOY was I wrong lol! <BR> Everyone is friendly even tho today was only... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 02:11:46 EST Weight Watchers week 5 results!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4715416 <em>253</em> <em>55</em> <em>192</em> to another 1.8 this weerk taking my down to 359.6! I'm OUTTA the 360's!! WOOOO HOOOO!!!! <BR> <BR> I also went to my firsdt Curves workout today and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! My goal is to go 3 times a week for the first week, then 4 days a week for a week then 5 days a week for a week! Once I get to 5 days a week, I will go for a week, then take it back down to 3 days a week but increase my laps around from 2 to 3 laps, I'll do this for a week then 4 days ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:15:31 EST UGHHH...I HATE STRESSSS!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714455 What a week! I have had the worst week in awhile! And when my stress level hit over load I CAN'T eat...the smell, the thought, the texture or food makes me SICK! And tonight is weight watchers weigh in...so I'm either gonna have a HUGE loss or a maintain...or a loss! <BR> However I been working out...lol! Yeah I don't deal with stress well...I can't eat but workout like a freak! Yesterday I did a Jillian Michaels style biggest loser YARD workout lol! Yeah moving logs about 4 foot long up on ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:50:11 EST weight watchers weigh in for 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4701703 361.4 woo hoo that's a 4.4 pounds lost this week! I'm a happy girl let me tell ya! I busted my tail this week and it paid off! <BR> I'll do the same thing this week too! I have found my groove ;) <BR> <BR> I'm on a downward spiral and it is a good thing lol... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:48:09 EST Weight watchers in a few... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4701539 My meeting is in about an hour and I'm excited! lol..I been really good this week, and even exercised! So, I want to see how my body reacted! I stayed off my home scales bcuz the battery died and it's a different weight then what my ww'ers weight is, so instead of beating my head against a wall all week with my scale I just stayed off of it! I'm gonna get some "supplies" tonight too! I NEED a new points plus calculator it's getting harder and harder to find an accurate one on line...so, I'm g... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:20:10 EST Amazing how others can form my attitude... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699107 It amazes me how I can read blogs and see countless positive blogs about weight loss, exercise, eating great, body changes...you name every positive thing a person can say...then there is this one negative person out there who says I CAN'T...and those 2 LITTLE words can make me second guess myself...and how all my I CAN'T thoughts pass threw my mind...Now before yall think I'm thinking I CAN'T do this...I'm NOT!! <BR> My thoughts about "diets" is they don't work PERIOD!! Everything in modera... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:57:08 EST EXERCISE.......WHO MEEEE??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4690181 I got up this am and decided enough excuses! I went to the REC center and walked for 30 minutes, not sure how many miles I'm not counting that right now...I want to get my walking (away from my WATP's DVD's) up to speed first! Then I did Just Dance for the WII with my 8 year old daughter for about an hour...maybe more! That game is so much fun...it CAN'T be exercise, but OMG was I sweating lol! It's pretty neat tho, there is a place on there you can track it as exercise...do 30 minutes a day,... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:21:52 EST weight watchets weigh in results... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4687436 Well like I expected I am up....365.6 that's 1.6 pounds up from last week which isn't a shock for me. I'm not discouraged at all Bcuz I know its from my TOM, I do know next week I'll see a nice loss and I'm looking forward to it! <BR> It's funny Bcuz the lady that weighed me in asked what happen this week and I told her its my TOM and she said you know you could have skipped weigh in tonight and I told her nope I need the accountability and she told me I have a great attitude lol...duh! I'm ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:56:44 EST 2nd weigh in tonight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686933 I was looking forward to it but it's my TOM (I know TMI, but these blogs are also for me to look back over and see how I was feeling and see little bits of info that might help me later on this journey...) that would explain my 2 pound loss last week. The week before my TOM I won't lose that much, the week with my TOM I will gain anywhere from 2 to 15 pounds (depends on water weight and choices) then the week after I will lose either 2 to 13 pounds (depending on what I gained the week before)... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:37:33 EST weigh in results for my 1st ww'ers meeting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671969 364...that's a 2 pound loss, not as much as my scale at home said but its 2 pounds I don't have to worry about! I'm going to take the clothes I'm wearing and weigh them to see my true weight lol! I'm still learning the points system so a loss of any # is a plus! This week I'm adding alli back to my plan, since ww'ers is low fat, I'm sure alli will only benefit my weight loss, just thinking what exercise will do totally excites me to get my butt moving again ;) <BR> Well here's to a new week w... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:59:58 EST Tomorrow's my first.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670395 Weight Watchers weigh in and I am kinda excited about it! I have tracked everything this week, I drank at least 95 oz of water each day (it was more like 120 oz) but didn't really "exercise" so to say...since my leader at weight watchers told me to get use to the points thing before I try to throw exercise into my mix...and then try to figure out how to figure out the activity points lol.. <BR> <BR> Everyone knows the issues I had with my scale at home being different then my weight watchers... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 01:35:07 EST Weight Watchers results... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656012 Well the excitement kind of paid off...I got the the meeting at 5:25 pm for weigh in and stood in line for about 20 minutes bcuz there was so many ppl there! I guess I expected that since it is the first meeting of the new year, and EVERYONE has the same resolution...LOSE WEIGHT right? <BR> I met the leader, she's a really nice lady, she lost 70 pounds 11 years ago and kept it off! How exciting is that? To see positive results in real ppl? Shows you what really works don't it? <BR> As I'm wa... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 03:47:34 EST Weight watchers...TONIGHT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4654508 I'm done! I am joining weight watchers tonight at 5:30 and will go every week come hell or high water! The accountability there is awesome, and when I joined it before I lost about 15 pounds in 4 weeks! <BR> <BR> I guess it's the fact that someone other then ME is seeing them numbers on the scale and there is no way I want to share a gain let a lone let someone other then myself see a gain! <BR> <BR> My goal this week is to get the info for weight watchers, read over it or whatever I need... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:15:49 EST January jump start workout challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640994 I signed up for a challenge threw spark here <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=54344 </link> <BR> it's for workouts and consistency! Which usually I do pretty good but I can always work harder on it! So, with this 4 week challenge I'm hoping it puts me on the right track to getting it done right! <BR> <BR> My goal is to walk 2 miles for 7 days then add 1 extra mile 3 of the next 7 days, then an extra mile all 7 of the next days, then an extra mile 3 of the ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:17:29 EST My list of things I'm GONNA do in 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4633772 I was reading blogs this morning and came across a few that really touched me! And one that really said I need to do the same thing... <BR> <BR> I'm going to make a list of things I will accomplish in 2012. (the blog I read of 12 things I'm thankful for, or something like that..) <BR> I found out that if I have a plan, and follow it I achieve my goals! So here goes... <BR> <BR> 1. <em>192</em> I will continue to work on the scale. I have made time lines before per spark of how much weigh... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:16:05 EST Day 1 week 3 weight loss and exercise.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4631647 Here we go...another week on my 8 week walk challenge! It's my weigh in day and I'm down 1.4 pounds, and it's even my T.O.M.! WOOT WOOT!!! <BR> <BR> This week I'm gonna stick with my 2 mile walk away the pounds walk I been doing, I'm walking it everyday for 5 to 6 days a week, and doing my strength training 3 days a week. <BR> <BR> My workout looks like this.. <BR> <BR> Monday - strength training and 2 mile walk away the pounds with weighted belt <BR> Tuesday - 2 mile walk away the pound... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:09:01 EST HOME STRETCH...tomorrow's friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627581 I came so close to taking the day off today! Even tho all I had to do was my 2 mile walk away the pounds...it's just been one of them I'll do it later kinda days! I mean I laid on the couch with my hubby and youngest son all day today (our son's sick with strep throat) and it's just been easier to do nothing then do anything today...then finally about 830 I said I better get it done! My goal is to walk 5 to 6 days a week...I think it's gonna be more like 6 or 7...I like the consistency of my ... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:45:25 EST Week 2 day 3... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4626137 <em>248</em> I'm in the groove! I believe I found what works and works good for me! Or I just had enough of the reasons and excuses...lol <BR> <BR> I'm ready for the new year and to keep working towards my goals, and to make my goal a reality in 2012. <BR> <BR> I still have issues with what's to come with the loose skin, but it's not enough to keep me from giving it my all and then some! If by chance I have a lot of loose skin...so be it! I'll worry about that when I get there....why wor... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:19:17 EST Week 1 DONE, moving right into week 2... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4622035 WOW, I did it! Week 1 DONE <em>248</em> and I gotta say it was pretty easy!! Other then the strength training that was on the harder side of easy lol! But I'm happy with it!! <BR> <BR> Now week 2 is monday thru friday <BR> <BR> walk 35 minutes! Making sure my hear rate is in the calorie burning stage! <BR> <BR> And my strength workout is: <BR> <BR> Dumbbell Incline Chest Fly <BR> Dumbbell One Arm Row <BR> Dumbbell Standing One Arm Lateral Raise <BR> Dumbbell Concentration Curl <BR> Fit... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:48:39 EST Day 4 CHECK!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4618000 Well today is day 4 of week 1 of my 8 week walking challenge and I'm still going strong! I am actually walking more then the 20 minute walk...I guess I'm use to walking at least 2 miles at a time and less then that makes me feel like I'm not getting enough of a workout in...lol! <BR> <BR> I really love the strength training that goes along with my walking plan! It literally kicks my butt!!! I been doing strength workouts for awhile now but I guess the combination of this one is what kicks my... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:50:52 EST Day 1 of my 8 week walk challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4613800 <em>248</em> Day 1 DONE! I walked 30 minutes instead of 20 and did 30 minutes of my strength training workout, so today was a good day! <BR> <BR> Even with my foot tattoo touch up and it being tender I still did my challenge, which is impressive! Bcuz I would us that as an excuse before NOT to walk bcuz my foot hurt! I feel great to be back on a walking challenge again, I always do good when I make goals for myself, tell ppl about them and DO THEM! That way, I can come here and brag about ... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 19:29:32 EST CHALLENGING Challenge to MYSELF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4605278 Okay...today I was going threw some of my many diet books and I came across an 8 week walk challenge that I'm going to do! With the goals I have worked out for myself in 2012 I am going to get a jump start on them and start a walk challenge starting Dec 5th, it will run Dec 5th to Jan 23rd. <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> monday walk 20 minutes at a comfy pace. <BR> tuesday walk 20 minutes at a comfy pace. <BR> wednesday off <BR> thursday walk 30 minutes at a comfy pace. <BR> friday walk 30 minutes a... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:26:57 EST A work in progress... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602504 Well it's another week and almost the end of the year and I'm sitting here thinking what I have really accomplished this year... <BR> <BR> Yes, I have finally gotten this weight loss thing down, but keep going up a few pounds down a few pounds and since Sept I lost 17 pounds to date...which coulda been more but like I said I go up a few...down a few every week. At first I kinda got discouraged and got to looking deeper into ME....I set some goals back in Sept that I wanted to accomplish befo... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:41:40 EST PLAN...PLAN...RE-PLAN....AND PLAN SOME MORE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4595576 No matter how well planned my diet is there is always a loops hole lol! I didn't lose any weight this week...and it kinda threw me for a tail spin, BUT then I remember it is my TOM week, and before I started taking care of ME and getting healthy, I would gain anywhere from 7 to 12 pounds right before I started the whole week I was on my TOM and then finally the week it left I would lose the weight except 2 to 4 pounds... <BR> <BR> I guess somewhere in my mind I feel that since I'm eating rig... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:33:29 EST To my "5 weeks from now" self! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586381 Well I just want to say CONGRATS for finishing another Biggest Loser Challenge! You worked hard! And FINISHED this...even tho there were times along this 5 week journey that were far from easy, you stuck it out and DID IT! <BR> You started the challenge weighing 362.6! And now your 347.6 what an AWESOME job! This is such a great accomplishment, your not only setting goals your reaching them too! <BR> Your within 10 pounds of reaching your first 10% weight loss! YOU CAN DO THIS! The NO EXCUSE... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:25:19 EST