COOKIE352's SparkPeople Blog COOKIE352's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Rebounding I'm still on my journey it has not been easy. I lost 50 pounds and gained 51 back but I am still determined. I really have to watch what I put in my mouth I have the exercise part down. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:03:41 EST Time frame I have to lose more weight but i'm not putting a time frame or a specific number. I am going to gage my weightloss by how I feel not by numbers. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:43:44 EST is a great site with many exercise challenges. I am doing the 30 day squat challenge. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:40:47 EST 30 Day Squat Challenge I want to strengthen and tone my thighs so I started the 30 Day Squat Challenge. I have went from a size 22 to 14 with a 50 pound weightloss . I did not do any weight training big mistake. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:38:26 EST Rest Day I workout @ least 6 days a week 1 hour to 3 hous a day. I really enjoy my rest day. <em>102</em> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:34:05 EST STAIRS I have been going up and down six flights of stairs 3 times a week. I see such a differnce in my legs. Not easy but worth it. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:30:56 EST NUTS I really like almond, walnuts, & pistachio nuts. They are good for you. They can stall the scale. I am removing nuts from my diet. <em>367</em> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:28:28 EST Hip Hop Abs I have alot of fun with this workout. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:50:00 EST Kelley Coffey-Meyer 30 minute bootcamp I really recommend this workout. It really works you out but you can modify it. I modify it but every week I get closer to not needing the modifications. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:48:12 EST fat grams and carbs I have discovered for me to lose weight I really have to watch carbs and fat grams. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:45:16 EST Walking Walking has been the staple in my weightloss journey. I am opting to walk longer 90 minutes instead of 60 minutes daily. <em>311</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 09:22:27 EST Hard work pays off! I got my labs back. My Diabetes A1C was 5.9 awesome. 50 pounds down. I can actually jog. I am faster, stronger, and feel better. 50 more pounds to go. I am happy and satisfied with my progress slow but show. <em>34</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <em>363</em> <em>361</em> <em>311</em> Thu, 23 May 2013 14:37:08 EST Jeans I am so proud of my self today. I feel like a queen today. We had casual day at work today. I decided to try on my Jeans that I have not been able to get in for at least 7 years. These are really cool jeans. They are bell bottom. I can’t describe them they are glamour jeans. What a difference 50 pounds make. I can only say that the walking, bootcamp, hip hops abs, biking and especially watching what you put in your mouth which is 80% of losing weight. Losing weight is done in the kitchen. I l... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:59:28 EST Changing exercise Routine I am starting the Sparkpeople walk/ run 5K join me. <em>364</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:33:39 EST LOST 41 POUNDS I have 60 more pounds to go. I can't believe how much better I feel and look. wow what a transformation. (Especially my belly) Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:29:09 EST Making me a priority In 2012 I made me a priority in my life. I had to start taking care of myself to be a better me for my children and my grandchildren. We often do not make time to take care of ourselves. If we do everyone is happier. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:19:44 EST STRETCHING I have to add stretching to my routine. I have completely ignored that sector of fitness. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:17:13 EST It's my birthday My birthday makes me reinforce the new life style I have adopted. I have 14 more pounds to lose before I reach my 1st goal of 50 pounds. Then I will start on the next 50 pounds I have to lose. I have to tweak my diet more. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:15:43 EST Walking Walking really lifts my spirits. i look forward to walking everyday. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:03:13 EST Exercise habit Exercise has become a habit for me. I really enjoy it. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:02:12 EST CLOTHES With my weigtloss i am finding I need to buy new clothes. My clothes are too big. I guess it's time to go shopping. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:59:14 EST 34 pounds down I feel so much better. I have alot more energy even though I have a way to go on my weightloss journey. We all back slide, plateau, or have bad days but continue your weightloss journey. I am a diabectic and my doctor has taken me off over half of my medicine. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:56:29 EST Ian Smith SHRED REVOLUTIONARY DIET BOOK This is a great book for anyone who wants to lose weight. It is a simple program to follow that can produce weight loss. I start the official program January 1st 2013. I am going to shred the fat. I am so excited. It help me push thru a plateau and I started losing weight again. You can lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:52:34 EST Lets Commit to exercise this 2013 <em>364</em> <em>318</em> <em>358</em> <em>108</em> <em>405</em> <em>328</em> <em>182</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>320</em> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:19:14 EST Challenge 2013 I am challenging myself to live as healthy as I can. NO EXCUSES!!! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:15:59 EST I have made exercise an habit. I walk and bike everyday. I really need it it relaxes me and make me sleep better. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:14:25 EST BELLY FAT Losing 30 pounds has really cut my belly fat. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:25:41 EST 2013 the journey continues I am still exercisng and eating correctly. You can't tell your body how fast to lose weight. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:24:58 EST Lost 30 pounds not 50 by end of year I am going to continue my journey. I am going to shred the the next 20 pounds. I bought Ian Smith Shred Revolutionary Diet book. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:23:19 EST Lose 50 2012 So far I have lost 27 pounds this year. I may not make 50 pounds before December 31 2012. That's ok becausn I will stay on course even if it takes me longer.....I am healthier. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 13:14:01 EST LOSE 50 IN 2012 I have lost 17 pounds so far. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 10:44:32 EST walking I am getting faster walking. I am between 4.5 miles and 5miles per hour. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 10:43:07 EST BACK ON TRACK I had to take a break. I am back on track. it feels good. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 10:41:49 EST slow but steady I'm making progress but slow. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:54:19 EST Lose 50 in 2012 I am on track. I know I will make my goal. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:39:51 EST Lose 50 2012 I will make my goal to lose 50 pounds in 2012. I'm on track. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 03:45:33 EST cycling speed increased again I cycle 16:22 miles in 60 minutes. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:05:33 EST CYCLING SPEED HAS INCREASED I was cycling 12 miles in 60 minutes. I am now cycling 13.54 miles in 60 minutes. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:13:48 EST SCALE IS MOVING I logged over 13 hors in exercise this week and it's working. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 03:07:12 EST Great Day!!! Everything went great!!! Thu, 5 Jul 2012 19:35:53 EST July I am starting off good in July I want to continue. Tue, 3 Jul 2012 13:17:10 EST virtual 5K I am training for the virtual walking 5 k. Next i'm going to try the walkng/run 5K. Tue, 3 Jul 2012 13:16:16 EST CROSS TRAINING CROSS TRAING DOES CONFUSE MUSCLE. I CAN TELL I AM GETTING FITTER NOW IF THE SCALE WOULD JUST REFLECT THAT. Mon, 2 Jul 2012 22:14:19 EST Not Losing I really have to clean my diet up. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 00:40:20 EST SCALES I am not weighing on th scale for about a month. My coworkers are telling me I'm losing weight. That feels good. <em>192</em> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:40:05 EST SPARK VIRTUAL 5K I AM CONSIDERING IT. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:01:00 EST SPARK DIABECTIC CHALLENGE SPARK DIABECTIC CHALLENGE I COMPLETED IT TODAY. <em>244</em> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:33:49 EST Zumba I'm am doing Zumba on the wii today. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:42:36 EST PORTION CONTROL I am really trying to do portion control not easy. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 11:36:49 EST 28 DAY BOOTCAMP <em>248</em> <em>208</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:14:01 EST