CORINNEP01's SparkPeople Blog CORINNEP01's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gaining So I have been low carb high fat all last week & all this week and I have GAINED!!! I am second guessing myself here. I dont know what to do now. <em>39</em> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:29:43 EST CARB COUNTING QUESTIONS Hey folks, well it's been a super long time since i have posted anything. i haven't necessarily fallen off the eating healthy wagon, but i did gain a few pounds on my vacation(who doesn't?) Anyway, i have said before that i lost my first 30-35 lbs eating low carb. I remember I didn't really count carbs, i just stayed away from sugars, breads, pasta ect... Well, I wanted to start the induction stage again for a while to get going again and started looking at labels & OMG I am over 20 grams alo... Wed, 21 May 2014 14:55:00 EST Good Shopping Experience!! Hi all, been a while again. No particular reason, just busy I guess. I had an exciting shopping experience last week. My size 16W jeans were starting to fall off. So my daughter and I went to Cato to get some new jeans. I thought I wanted to try a size 14W but I couldn't find any. I asked the lady there for help, she said that there is a such thing, but not many out there, so she gave me the one pair that they had & asked why I thought I needed a 14W, i explained & she looked at me & said he... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:36:06 EST Need Some Excersise Tips & advice! Good Morning All, <BR> ITS FRIDAY!!! Good thing too, I am worn out from the week! I am in need of some good workout adive today! I have lost 53lbs since I started this crusade, and that is SUPER AWESOME...except, I am losing it everywhere by my big ole stomachs. I literally have 2 stomachs! My upper stomach stops at my waist, my waist is thinning nicely then my lower stomach. My family calls it the Sawyer Gut. My granddad Sawyer was an extremely large man from his waist to his thighs. He w... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:32:45 EST Not Sure How to Title This Blog! Good morning friends. <BR> I am feeling a bit discouraged! Yesterday was a great day, I ate good, but I did not get to walk on my lunch like I wanted to. My daughter calls me from school & says that she forgot to bring her basketball jersey with her. It was a MUST that she had it! So, instead of getting to walk, I drove 16 miles to my house & then another 15 or so to the school then 20 back to work. HUGE round trip...that doesn't bother me, that's the joys of parenthood! I told myself righ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:30:20 EST I am still here!! Hi folks. Just FYI, I didn't fall off the face of the earth!! Just got silly busy and havent had much time to sit & post. I am still going ok, i am down 2 more lbs (188.6) but it could be alot better. The yummy holiday food & drinking is a culprit and lack of excersise! BUT...I am back at the gym, back at walking an hour on my lunch everyday & back at eating healthy. My ultimate goal is to be 38lbs lighter by 10.9.14 which is my 15 year wedding anniversary. My reward??? VEGAS BABY!! Jamie an... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:35:47 EST ANOTHER GOAL MET... A WEEK OF WOES It's been quite some time since I have been on sparkpeople and blogged. I did however meet another one of my goals last week. 190.2 lbs! I got to go buy a size smaller jeans and a size smaller blouse. It was awesome. I am afraid it wasn't all due to hard work. My dad had a heart attack and was in a diabetic coma last week. He has since woken up & is doing pretty well, but for 3 or so days, I barely ate. My husband had to beg me to eat some crackers or atleast drink some milk (which I HATE)! ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:18:11 EST NSV's Who Knew?? As I have said many times before, I have been at this since March of 2012. Never have I heard the term NSV or Non-Scale Victory, Until I joined SparkPeople. I have always been a scale junky! If the scale goes up, I get depressed. If the scale goes down, I am ecstatic! I realized last night that I have had several NSV's in the past year. <BR> <BR> 1st, back in March or April of this year, I cleaned out my closet & gave away ALL of my 26/28 size shirts & my 22/24's or 2x's are getting too b... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:40:57 EST 5K?? MAYBE I CAN DO IT!! OK, so here all this time I have been wanting to do a 5k. <em>364</em> I thought you had to jog or run in it, <em>312</em> I didn't realize you could walk/jog! So I thought well, I do not know if I am ready to do that just yet. Then today, while on my lunchtime walk, I realized that I CAN DO IT!! <em>521</em> Because I already have been doing it. Everyday this week, on my lunch, I have walked atleast 3.1 or 3.2 miles AND...I have been doing it under 1 hour! Todays time was actuall... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:37:44 EST Almost an Addiction!! Hello, my name is Corinne & I think I may have a fitness addiction!! <BR> <em>33</em> <BR> When I started this weight loss journey in March of 2012, I was walking 20 mins on my lunch sporadically. I didn't have a set day & if something at lunch came up, oh well, no walk. I would also hit the gym & do the 30 min circuit room, when I felt like it. Sometimes twice a week, sometimes once. Never did I get outside after dinner and do anything. <BR> NOW.... I refuse to do any errands on my lun... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:32:25 EST OK, I FELL OFF...but not really! I decided I just couldnt take it anymore. I popped a bag of Popz butter popcorn and ate 1/2 of a Worlds Finest chocholate almond bar, then washed it down with a diet coke. There is a good and bad to this mini binge. The good: I wasn't going to track it, I just knew it would bring me down even more, But I decided to. I found that because I have burned quite a bit of calories today(per my fitness tracker) my calorie range went up & I am still within range!! The bad: I am not having junk food ... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:31:35 EST MOTIVATIONS UPS & DOWNS...feeling a bit down at the moment. <em>24</em> Well, it's one of those days where I start out real motivated, happy with my progress. Then after lunch, sitting here at my desk, I get this overwhelming feeling that I cant do this, so why try. It has happened a couple times in the past week. Even though I am tracking what I eat & I am excersising, it just doesnt seem like I am getting anywhere. I want to start jogging but with past tries(and fails) I just cant seem to tell myself that YES, I CAN. There are 2 of us in my offic... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 15:45:18 EST JOGGING/RUNNING...Why can't I get it?? So, I love walking and being outside. Rain or shine. I walk now for excersise/cardio. I have tried many times to start jogging but I can't seem to get my breathing down. I have tried to Couch 2 5k app. It wants me to walk 90 seconds, jog 90 seconds, ect...for 30 mins. By the 3rd or 4th time, I absolutely CAN NOT jog the 90 seconds. My chest gets to hurting like crazy and I am huffing and puffing like i just ran the Boston Marathon!! My husbands buddy was just a few pounds less than I am now w... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:34:29 EST A New Week & A Motivated Attitude! Good Morning all, <BR> I dont really have a topic for discussion just yet this mornng. The weekend was good, I stuck to my promise to myself and only had 1 yummy, incredible, delightful bowl of home made chicken & noodles w/mashed potatoes. Oh MY it was so good! However, I did have more that a few cold ones. In Fact, I had 5 friday night(470 calores 25 carbs), 8 Saturday (752 calories 40 carbs) & 4 yesterday(376 calories 20 carbs) OUCH!! But Atleast i ate well!! I am commiting to being ver... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:37:45 EST NERVOUS FOR THE WEEKEND So now that I am offically in ONE-derland...I am nervous about this weekend. We always go out to dinner on fridays...and have a few cold ones. Well, tonight I will do my best to make better dinner choices and have just 1 beer. However, tomorrow we are going to my sister in laws house for football. She is making home made chicken and noodles with rolls and mashed potatoes. it's sooooo good. I must limit myself to 1 bowl and again 1 or 2 beers. However, I have NO idea how to track that kind of ... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:53:10 EST ONE-derland!! I made it!! Good Morning all! <BR> Well, I stepped on the scale this morning & What do ya know???? 198.6!! Holy Hot Tamale!! Yes!! Needless to say I am in an excellent mood this morning! I have hit & exceeded my 1st goal of 200lbs! Thank you to SparkPeople for the motivation & the help!! <em>104</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:42:49 EST Counting Calories vs. Counting Carbs HELP!! Good Morning Folks. <BR> There are so many fad diets out there that I just can't keep up. Atkins, South Beach, Skinny Rules, ect... How do we know which is good or not, which is healthier or not? Well, When I started my weight loss crusade in March 2012, I did Atkins. My daily carb limit for the first 2 weeks was 24 carbs/day, all veggies & meat, no fruit. OK i thought, i can do this. Even though I love potatoes, bread & pasta. I noticed that after the first 2 weeks how easy it really was and... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:53:15 EST Walking with My Daughter As busy as this family(and many others I am sure) is, It is hard to get in good quality time together. Sure, we have dinner together at the table every night and we have deemed Friday nights "family night" (going to football games, going out to dinner, playing games together ect..) but sometimes a mother needs a little more time than that with her pre-teen daughter. Especially when you ask her how her day was and all she says is "fine". Our typical conversation goes...Me "Bri, how was your da... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:12:54 EST SparkPeople Motivation Hi folks... <BR> I have become addicted to this website! SparkPeople is full of people that are just like me. Falling off the wagon a few times, having to start over, can't run a full mile, ect...I love it because it have inspired me to keep track of my fitness minutes & calories & have had. I have always heard that you should count your calories & keep up with with them, I always thought to myself "why" I don't eat that much and I excersise. BLAH BLAH!! Now that i have started tracking(just ... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:49:50 EST