CSTERLING's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CSTERLING CSTERLING'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/ I'm geting ready to bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336822 It looks like Spring is finally here. <BR> I put a hitch on my car the other day in preparation for a bike rack. <BR> It only took me about 10 minutes and I didn't even have to use ramps or jack it up, whick is saying a lot seeing as right now I'm a pretty big guy and I drive a 2010 Camaro which isn't quite like being under a truck. I was surprised how easy it turned out to be. I guess hidden hitch did a great job designing the thing. <BR> I'm still deciding on the bike to buy. I want a ... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:04:29 EST a new hole! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100466 I haven't made a blog post in a while, but I was kind of excited about this... <BR> I just had to make a new hole in my belt! <BR> My jeans have been a little loose the last few days and I've been on the smallest hole in my belt for a while now. It doesn't seem like I've lost much weight since I went down to the last hole. I think it's because it's been slow but consistant. I can't even believe that I'm still below my predicted weight loss line. Usually when I try to lose weight I'm above... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:53:20 EST I really hope that's the end of it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032254 I think I stopped smoking today... well actually yesterday. <BR> Someone even gave me a cigarette today and I just laid it down on the table and never touched it again. I really hope that's the end of it... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:58:17 EST It's been a month already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030000 Okay... So here I am about a month after I started back here again after reaching my highest weight ever of 322lbs. I've lost 22 of if so now I'm right at 300. I will be back in the 200's again with just one more pound. I'm pretty happy about that! <BR> <BR> Oh yeah and I've stayed vegetarian all month except once last week I had a small piece of chicken at my brother-in-laws house because I just didn't want to make it difficult for them. I'm still really surprised how much easier it's... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 23:49:12 EST What a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012563 Todays blog is dedicated to this wonderful website. I originally joined Spark People back in 2006. It was agreat site! It gave you so much information and really helped you understand what you were putting into your body. I think I lost about 30 pounds before i stopped using it for some reason. I came back again in 2010 I think... but it didn't last very long. <BR> <BR> This time the site seems different. It really doesn't seem like it changed alot, but the support system has grown imm... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 20:06:26 EST The 2nd week was just as expected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010547 Okay, so it's been a little longer than 2 weeks since I've come back, but just for the sake of this blog, I'm talking about my second week's weigh in. I lost 12 pounds last week so I wasn't expecting much this week. I actually weighed myself about half way into the week and I had gained 2 pounds. Whatever, I know your weight fluctuates throughout the day so it didn't really bother me too much. At the end of the week, I had lost an additional 2 pounds. Just as I expected... that really pu... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:10:50 EST It's been a good week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988676 So I've been back just over a week now and I've lost 12 pounds so far! <BR> <BR> That seems like a lot and I know I shouldn't expect to keep that kind of trend going. Actually Sparkpeople is designed for us to lose only 1-2 pounds a week. So I expect it to slow down some for this next week. <BR> <BR> I'm still really happy about it and I feel so much better than i did a week ago. My body feels tighter than it did a week ago. Even if I didn't lose any weight, I'd still be happy about how... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:49:49 EST Conquering the mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981378 Yesterday was a good day. I actually did walk along the Cape Cod Canal for about 2 miles. I'm kinda proud of myself for that. It's tough fitting it into my schedule, but I plan to do more of it. <BR> <BR> I like being outside in nature. A few weeks ago I was on vacation for two weeks and I had planned on going to Frederick, MD for the Camaro Nationals (I own a 2010 Camaro). Instead I decided to go hiking. I actually lived in Frederick, MD for about 5 years when I was in the Army and it... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:16:01 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979822 I told myself that I was going to walk along the Canal this morning on the way home from work, but I stopped at the store and never made it on the walk. I did at least go to the gym at work and did some strength training. <BR> <BR> I'm determined to do that walk when I get out of work tomorrow now... no excuses! <BR> <BR> I also really want to try being a vegetarian and I've also accomplished that for the day. It's so hard cutting out the meat. I know it's mostly just my way of thinking a... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:18:46 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978261 Okay, I made it to the second day. The first one doesn't really count diet-wise since I just put in what I had already eaten for the day, but it counts HUGE for the fact that I took the step to come back. <BR> <BR> I downloaded the Sparkpeople App to my IPhone. I'm hoping that will make it a bit easier this time around. I've eaten much better today mosty by just cutting out the bad for you snacks I usually buy on the way to work. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:34:20 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977112 I've used Spark People twice before and have made progress both times. For whatever reason I stopped using it and started gaining weight again. The key is keeping track of what I eat, it's so simple and it really works, but why oh why do I stop doing it? Well I'm back and hopefully I'll keep checking in this time. I'm heavier than I've ever been and I'm sick of it! Thu, 19 Jul 2012 01:16:06 EST