CMCCLELLAN521's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CMCCLELLAN521 CMCCLELLAN521'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 61 laser tag http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747110 We went to a fun park for my hubby's birthday and I played laser tag. The place is two stories tall and involved a great deal of running and climbing. I would never have been able to do it without dying 2 months ago. I am far from being where I need to be but felt so much better than I have recently. <BR> <BR> In addition, today is my "cheat day." I track everything like any other day but I have a bigger budget to use for food. However, I ate reasonably all day and only went over slightly.... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:31:48 EST Day 54 - Universal Fat Police http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742933 I leave for Universal in January. My mantra whenever I want to go off plan is "Universal Fat Police". I have heard if you attempt to ride certain things at Universal and you look like someone who may not fit on their rides, they pull you aside to try out the test seats. I don't want to get pulled aside so I use that thought when I want to stray from my plan. <BR> <BR> My family laughs about it because I'm very serious about it. But, that one statement has worked. I've also thought about the... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:33:43 EST 53 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742154 If you read my previous blogs, you'll see that I haven't been on here in over a year. But, that's not entirely accurate. Yes, I strayed away from my path to a healthier me. However, I was still stopping by to check in periodically. I would exercise and then I wouldn't. I would eat right and then I wouldn't. I am sure that anyone reading this blog from this site completely understands. I have never met a single person who has attempted to lose weight or exercise more or just make healthi... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:42:25 EST My Reasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308502 I know that I have listed various reasons in different blogs and on different places...I want to list as many as I can here. Most people think that if they lose the weight, they will have a perfect life. I know that isn't the case. In fact, I have an AWESOME life! I am very happily married to a supportive, wonderful, amazing man...I have beautiful daughters who make me proud every day...I have an amazing granddaughter who makes me laugh and feel loved (she's just too far away), I have a s... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 08:05:56 EST Why do I quit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305526 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1897916555.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In September, I quit smoking. I have made it almost 7 months without a cigarette. I started walking in order to not gain weight after smoking. I am not a small girl and I didn't want to get any bigger. I signed up for a 5k to keep myself walking. <BR> <BR> So - at the beginning of February, I walked my first 5K. I had to finish in an hour in order to get a medal. So, that was my goal. Well, that and to not... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:24:55 EST Updates - it's been 3 months! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300415 I cannot believe that I haven't updated my blogs - reading several others made me remember that putting these feelings/actions into words always motivated me to keep going! <BR> <BR> On February 15th, I walked my first 5K. The goal was to finish in an hour and to not be dead last. I did finish in 57 minutes and there were 5 people behind me that actually finished. Several others did not finish. My sweet husband was with me the entire time (as a surprise to me) and motivated me to the fin... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:53:55 EST Made it through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181215 Well, I made it through the holidays and I am still here. It was actually much tougher than I thought it would be - but I stayed reasonable and still ate my holiday favorites (just in much smaller quantities). I have learned to be successful at keeping these positive changes, I cannot eliminate my favorite things - I just have to be reasonable :) <BR> <BR> So - I am here - I gained about 4 pounds over the last month - but it's already coming back off. I'm so thankful to Sparkpeople for be... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:18:27 EST Step by step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141832 Well, I'm still here. In my past, I have always started out strong and then stopped by the end of 2 months. In the last 2 months, I have quit smoking, cut out caffeine, and stopped biting my nails. :) I have been waking up every morning and walking on the treadmill or completing some of the SP videos. Now, I have also added going to the gym to work arms & abs 3 times per week. <BR> <BR> I didn't realize what a difference it made really until yesterday. I overslept (woke up at 6:40am). ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:49:53 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114619 One of my goals (for years actually) has been to wake up early enough each morning to work out before going to the office. That way, when I get home, I am able to devote the evening to cooking dinner and spending time with my hubby (I am still a newlywed - 1 1/2 years married). <BR> <BR> However, I am NOT a morning person. I prefer to stay up late and sleep in when possible. Therefore, it has not been unusual for me to wake up at 7:15 am and still get to the office by 8am. Since I quit s... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:02:44 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108650 It's been a crazy few weeks. I am still not smoking (day 47), still off of caffeine (day 33) and still tracking every bite. Had a bump in the road for exercise but am getting back on track there too. The awesome part is that a few months ago, a bump in the road (in this case it was a gastric ulcer) would have ended the entire process. This time, I made it through and never stopped tracking what I ate. I kept eating right and drinking water. <BR> <BR> I'm excited that I am committed to my he... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:09:47 EST New Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061441 It's crazy to think that I am excited about a new treadmill. A few months ago - I would have grinned and said "give me shoes". Now, don't get me wrong - I still love new shoes. But, I have committed myself to walking a 5K in February. And, as I continue to focus on it, I have decided I want to run, not walk, the 5k. <BR> <BR> My brother is very excited for me. He quit smoking, lost weight and began running marathons several years ago. He now trains for triathlons. <BR> <BR> I don't ... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:19:43 EST The start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050864 I have been a member of Spark People for a little while - mostly observing and using the tools. Then, recently, I received blood work back that showed I am pre-diabetic and it was a wake up call. It's time to take this process seriously. <BR> <BR> I've quit smoking - 4 days without a single smoke (it's been 6 days for my husband). So, I want to be sure that I don't have the "weight gain" associated with not smoking as well as lose the weight to help my blood sugar. <BR> <BR> So - I have ... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:59:20 EST