CRYDEN321's SparkPeople Blog CRYDEN321's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Way over! So I over ate today by like 600 calories or so. I'm so upset. I hate that it is so easy to overeat and so hard to eat healthy and wisely. I hate that it is so easy to do nothing and so hard to get moving. I don't want to feel overweight anymore, I don't want to cry about the way I look anymore! Why does it only take one day of backsliding to make you feel completely horrid? I mean can you make up for it the next day by working out more and eating less? Does it balance out or is it like starti... Fri, 4 May 2012 00:21:13 EST Disappointed... Well, I've been doing pretty good. Tracking my food and my fitness, pushing myself physically (at least I thought) . So it's been a week since I weighed myself at the Y and I was really hoping for a change. None. I guess that's good since I didn't gain, but I was really hoping to see any loss.. <BR> <BR> Not to be. I'm gonna try not to let it get me down <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I joined the spring challenge, so hopefully that will be an added jump start and maybe next week I'll see a chang... Tue, 1 May 2012 23:15:11 EST Struggling badly! I have been doing fairly well.Staying mostly in all the right ranges- having issues getting them all to be good all the time. Anyway, I have already went over my calorie limit for today, I drank 2 cups of juice( which I haven't done since I've been tracking) I had no idea how high in calories it was because I didn't check first. <BR> <BR> Paired together some combinations that went way over in fat <em>39</em> <BR> and all I wanna do is go back for seconds today!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I made... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:51:21 EST Positive day 4 I am very proud of myself today. I stayed within my calorie range, a little over on fat but all in all pretty good. I went to the Y and worked out today!!!! <BR> <BR> So I got in some unplanned cardio, did my scheduled strength training for the day! <BR> <BR> Today I told myself that I like my courage. I felt courageous today as I worked out on machines I've never used. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> My attitude today is positive. I am about 4 days in to my new updated goals and going strong!... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:01:42 EST Slow and steady So I tracked my food today, stayed within my calorie range!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I played catch with my son today for my 10 minutes of activity. I went for a half hour walk this morning for my cardio, didn't quite make my goal-so I jumped on the elliptical for about 10 minutes!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Something I like about me today is my toes, I painted my toenails a shimmery bronze. I did not go back for seconds, I drank more water, and I ate more fruit!! <BR> <BR> I'm having a har... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:03:16 EST So far so good :) Well, I am off to a decent start <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I've been telling myself that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and trying to believe it. I am also trying to tell myself something nice each day so today... <BR> <BR> I like how my eyes light up when I smile, like when you can see the joy that you feel! <BR> <BR> I took the long way to class and and played outside with my kids today... <BR> I was helping my daughter ride her bike, she was too scared yet to ride her new bike with ... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:00:20 EST At it again... Well, I'm at it again. Hoping to lose weight and hoping to find motivation and momentum to do better than I have been doing. I have been defeating myself in the evenings! <BR> <BR> I start the day out well about 4 out of 7 days. A 90 calorie fiber bar on the run breakfast( don't have time for anything else) <BR> <BR> then I eat a light frozen dinner for lunch averaging 300 calories, also by 3 o'clock I've had about 2-16oz. waters.... <BR> <BR> After that it goes downhill..I snack on som... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:58:45 EST Motivation Lagging I always start out with the best of intentions and fired up <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> and then slowly but surely the momentum fades, there's a schedule conflict, one exercise session is missed, time is short-one healthy meal is missed. Before know it, I'm right back where I started. I'm feeling like I am running in place and am not really ever getting anywhere. <em>234</em> <BR> If anything I've probably gained, and now the holidays are upon us. There's comfort foods and baked goods, cold ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:04:23 EST Life after 30... Well I am officially over 30! LOL I always thought 30 seemed so old, but I don't feel old yet. I am actually just learning how to let loose occasionally and not sweat the small stuff!! <BR> <em>211</em> ! <BR> I had a pretty good birthday....cook out with family, a few small presents, cake, and a lot of laughs!! I'm thankful that everyone that mattered to me was there! <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> My boyfriend got us concert tickets to see the Goo Goo Dolls with Michelle Branch...should be a lot... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 01:17:36 EST Ready to Walk! I had an awesome time at the beach, walked my butt off on the boardwalk and on Beachstreet!! <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> We totally want to move to Virginia Beach now!! Looking at the Hampton area <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Now I am feeling good and am inspired to shrink my body <em>246</em> <BR> I bought a pedometer last night and set out walking this morning..felt good. I am so proud of myself for just walking! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>311</em> <em>463</em> <e... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 19:48:09 EST Day 2 Today is day 2! Did okay for day 1! Not perfect but ok. I can accept that...but I'm gonna try for better today! I am going to try to improve my bit by bit ! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Had to run this morning, so I didn't eat the best breakfast-granola bar. Gonna try to eat a better lunch and plan dinner. Printed out the recipe for chicken and asparagus pasta..we'll see(never ate asparagus before!) <BR> <BR> I'm also gonna take the kids for another walk today unless it is <BR> <BR> <em>27</e... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:20:05 EST Going for a Great start!! Today is the first day of the BLC Challenge:) Getting ready to start the day and feeling psyched about being part of a challenge! I just found out I have my own buddy as well! Cool! <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> I feel ready for this...gonna go feed the kids breakfast and eat something healthy. Then I"ll either go for a walk with the kids or hop on the eliptical! <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> I am determined to try to make this work!! I also know I don't want to let my team down. Looking forward to ... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:40:42 EST Whine much? Who me? Well June is here and school is letting out! I have mixed feelings about that one, I love my kids, don't get me wrong- but I understand why my parents couldn't wait for school to start back up <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Just worrying about what to do with them while I am in school ? Looking into a few options, like the YMCA and some summer camps, just hoping we still have plenty of days together having fun, right now my 5 year old says I am mean a lot. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I don't wan... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 22:44:36 EST 1st Curves session! <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> I started a week pass today to try out Curves! It was pretty cool. I like that it is all women and it doesn't feel threatening like the YMCA. <BR> <BR> I walked in on the end of a Zumba looked so fun!! I can't wait till I can try that one out! I really hope we can fit it in our budget, because I think this could seriously work! <BR> <BR> My sister even sounded curious, like she might try it out...workout buddy ..woohoo!! <em>100</em> Thu, 5 May 2011 21:32:10 EST Why can't I resist? <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I'm so frustrated, I always give in to snacking or overeating!! I wish so bad I was thinner, I've wanted it for so long..but I can never stick with it. Then I screw up and I'm even harder on myself and I feel destined to be this way! It doesn't help that I am an emotional eater and my life has been an emotional wreck for ever it seems. I don't know how not to turn to food. I sometimes hide what I eat, I eat when I'm bored or lonely, after a hard day....when... Mon, 2 May 2011 21:35:36 EST Triumph in the midst of Trouble I'm trying my best to stay positive even though so much of life is getting me down right now. My kids are driving me nuts with their new found discipline problems, but I love them to death and thank God for them everyday!! My boyfriend and I are having some problems communicating effectively and are frustrated with each other and the kids....I keep praying for God to lead me through and keep me strong no matter what! I admit I have been kind of slacking on my recommitment and Easter was a ... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:23:41 EST sleep journal Day 1 <BR> What time did you wake up today? 7am <BR> <BR> What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 12:30-1am <BR> <BR> What, if any, was your bedtime routine? did some strength training, got a drink, went to the bathroom <BR> <BR> What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and <BR> time you ate.) <BR> <BR> Did you exercise today? (Include the type, duration, and time of day if you exercised.) 20 min strength training 1/2 hour or so before bed <BR> <BR>... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:59:16 EST Off to a good start! I'm really proud of myself for doing well so far today! I ate a healthy breakfast and lunch and actually enjoyed them. I printed out some recipes that I hope my family will like and I watched a video of the Tex Mex calzones and can't wait to get the stuff to make that one. It looks so good and simple! Quick too! That's what I need. I didn't really make time to exercise today yet but there is still time...we'll see. Atleast I'm off to a good start with my meals. Trying hard to stick to it..e... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:54:35 EST Will I ever do it? I'm so tired of waiting to be thin and fit! For as long as I can remember, I would make these little promises to myself that by the time I was 16 I would lose the weight, then came 18..21..after my 1st..2nd..3rd..kid, and now here I am 30 years old and the biggest I have ever been. I still really want to lose weight. I've just found so many excuses along the way for why I haven't stuck with anything. I'm not fooling anyone but myself. I'm lazy and I am an emotional eater. I like walking an... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:28:07 EST