DAISYLADY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAISYLADY DAISYLADY'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/ 2014 -A Whole New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578463 This is the year I turn things around. I am tired of the yo-yo weight loss. This past year I have been from 210 to 198 and up and down all year. I joined challenges on Spark and outside in my real life and nothing is working so I am getting professional help through my hubby's health insurance through their wellness program and hopefully this year I can finally take this weight off once and for all. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 19:49:22 EST May 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860658 Today is May 1st and it is time to get really serious and start figuring something out. April was a complete mess. Up and down but mostly up. March 1st I weighed in at 208 and today I am 207- 1# in 2 months is unacceptable. It is time to revisit what I was doing and eating when I lost 20# when I first joined SPARK. There has got to be something there I am missing. Therefore I will be digging out the old weight loss notebooks where I saved everything. I know I need to be more active but this w... Tue, 1 May 2012 07:46:03 EST March 1, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4764781 Okay it's March1st and February was despicable. I gained mega weight. I up to 208# now and need to really get this weight off. I now have 50# to lose by September. I am giving myself till August 24th so I have time to buy an outfit for my niece's wedding. Spring/Summer will be here soon and I can get out more and ride my bike. I was super busy throughout February and would have expected to lose weight but my eating was unbearable since I was not in control of what I was eating most of the mo... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:28:51 EST January 1, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4648923 Okay today is a new start to a new year. I weighed in at 204 today and so that means I have approximately 46# to lose to get to my goal of 158. <BR> I know I can do this- I just need to prove it to myself and stick with my plan. <BR> My niece gets married in September and I would love to be at my goal weight by that time- that is 9 months away so that is 5 pounds a month and I think that should be doable. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:33:15 EST 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4644890 My Goals for 2012: <BR> <BR> 1). Lose around 50# <BR> <BR> 2). Get back down to size 10/12-currently at 14/16 tight <BR> <BR> 3). Exercise at least 3 days a week if not something everyday. <BR> <BR> 4). Track all my food Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:40:37 EST December 1, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4607188 Well, I didn't do so good for November. Well, I started out good till the holidays started. I started November at 199.2 and was actually down to 197.2- I was so excited and then it skyrocketed back to 204- I finished the month at 203 which is up 4.2. This is unsatisfactory in my book and I need to kick it in the butt before getting any higher this month. <BR> Today I was down a little more starting the new month at 202.4 so hopefully this month will be a lost a not a gain. heck with hoping- i... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:52:36 EST November 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561895 I am posting my end of the month for October. I started October at 201.8 and ended the month at 200.2 So I am down 1.6 for the month- it is a loss but not what I was expecting. During the last days I was actually down to 197.4 and that I would have been happy with. I am glad I didn't gain this month though. <BR> Tomorrow is a new month and starting holiday seasons so I need to kick it in the butt and crack the whip. I plan to lose at least 5# in November and 5# in December. Best of luck to me... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:05:19 EST August 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460913 I never posted for July- it was a bad month for me but August was very busy. <BR> <BR> I did start August at my highest at 204.6# but manage to lose 3.6# and I am pretty happy with that being all the stress I was under and all the parties I had to attend. <BR> <BR> I am hoping for a big loss for September even though it starts out with 2 hog roasts back to back weekends. But when I weighed in today September 1st I was already down to 198.6 so that was 3# lighter already but my official weig... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:13:16 EST June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4270948 Oh my another month gone by and no good results. I started May at 201.4 and June at 202- Monday is my official weigh and measure so will know on the 6th how I did for sure for the month. <BR> I sound like a broken record saying I am starting over again but I have to try something different and try to get this kicked off. <BR> June 5th is also my 5 yr. anniversary with Spark so maybe this will be a good thing. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 20:27:36 EST May 2,2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4205001 Okay it is another month and results aren't good. <BR> I gained 3.8# since last month and have gained 3/4". I just really don't understand it. <BR> I am trying super hard to get back on track but nothing is working so far. <BR> But I will not give up. Mon, 2 May 2011 14:26:53 EST April 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140903 Okay- I am finally getting things finished up around here and can start to get back in my normal routine. <BR> I lost 2# and 2 3/4 " over the last couple of months. That isn't much but it is a lost and after all the stress I have had over the past month this is great. <BR> Hoping for 2x that amount come next month's weigh in. Mon, 4 Apr 2011 10:20:39 EST January 1st- March 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4131936 I have been slacking a lot since redecorating has started in my house. Not a good thing. <BR> January I started at 200# and ended up at 200.2# <BR> February I started at 199.2 and ended up at 202.4# this was not good- so now I was up 3.4# for the year. <BR> March comes along and I started at 201.8 and today I am at 198.8 so that was down 3# for the month but only down 1.2# for the year so far. <BR> I have been teeter tottering up and down and I am so sick of it. <BR> I am so hoping to get th... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:08:52 EST January 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885249 Okay today I started for what I say is going to be my very last time. I went back up to over 200 during December but today I was at 199.4 and I weighed and measured too- I need to lose 41.4# and 33 3/4". I redid my Spark Page and my pics. So I am off and running all new for the new year. Yea Me!!! <BR> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:57:36 EST December 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3871098 Well, it is the end of the month and I was down to 197 but today I am at 199 I am sure this will drop by tomorrow and I weighed into December at 200.8- so I have successfully lost weight this month. <BR> <BR> January is a new beginning of a new year and a new me. <BR> This past year I have struggled with arthritis and female problems and now they all seem to be under control so I am ready to move on once and for all and get this weight off. <BR> <BR> This year also will mark my 5 year anniv... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 08:37:56 EST November 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3766168 Here it is another new month and I am doing better this month. <BR> I started October at 202# and I started November at 199# So I did lose 3# in the past month- I know it isn't a whole lot but the good thing is , that I lost and not gained. So far I am keeping this down below 200# and I finely feel like exercising again after the surgery I had July 31st and the bad bouts with strained muscles for 2 months and then the arthritis that hit me hard in my knee and elbow. I am so hoping to getting ... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 14:33:49 EST on my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3707099 I normally only blog the first of the month but this is on my mind today. I decided no matter how hard this is gonna be I must start over once again and really work hard to get this weight off. I am having such a time with gaining with all the meds I am taking and my arthritis is keeping me from real exercise. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:34:37 EST October 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3694478 Well, Things didn't go as planned during September. I was on many medications for my arthritis and other things. I have gained weight from them and so I am still yo-yoing up and down. <BR> I am unable to exercise because of my bad knee and elbow and the rain is constant every day and I can't get to any of my exercise equipment so to new windows being installed. <BR> However my gain was only .8 for September so that was not too bad. I am now remembering all the medications to take and hopefull... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:06:22 EST Sept 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3595550 Okay today is another month started. Last month I didn't do as I expected although in the end it turned out okay. I am still on my medicines for my arm, so I am holding weight for them but I am trying really hard and I just yo-yo up and down. <BR> I started August at 205.8 and today I am at 201.4 so that is a loss of 4.2# so that is pretty good with all I have gone through in July and August. Hopefully September will be better even though I am continuing on the meds. Wed, 1 Sep 2010 08:33:24 EST August 1 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3490673 Starting over hopefully for the last time this time. I recently had surgery and I have ballooned up to my highest weight ever in my lifetime. I am determined now to take care of this and get rid of the excess fat and get back to my old self before I forget exactly what that is. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 09:04:19 EST May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3181888 May 1st is here- that means it is getting closer to summer...yippee!! <BR> Well I restarted all my stuff on April 14th and weighed in at 202.4 at that time. I ended April 30th at 198.4 so I am very happy with that weight loss. 4 pounds over a time frame of less that 3 weeks. Here's hoping the tread continues. Today I was down another.2 so I just might do that. <BR> <BR> I am ready and am tired of gaining and losing like a yo-yo. Sat, 1 May 2010 10:12:31 EST March 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2949515 Okay after a long way off of not doing anything and the long winter, I am now ready to get serious again and hopefully lose this weight. I know I have said this before over and over but I really do need to do this this time. <BR> I ended February at 202 and this 2nd day in March I am already down to 198.8. <BR> I just need to push myself. I am so proud of myself- we played cards Sunday and I didn't even have one drink. <BR> Hopefully winter will be over soon so I can start working outdoors... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 17:16:03 EST Dec 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2617488 Well, this month was tough. What a yo-yo I was. I only lost .2 but I didn't gain. At one point I was down almost 5# but I gained back when I got sick. Usually you lose when you get sick but not me. <BR> Hopefully I will lose for December and when January 1st comes I am restarting and changing up things as far as eating and exercising. Got to try something to get this weight off once and for all. Mon, 7 Dec 2009 18:20:49 EST Nov 1st 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2524712 Okay today is a new month to really crack down. Gained 2.6# in October- was on vacation the last week and that is when I gained so I need to lose this plus more this month. Starting a new challenge and dusting off the exercise equipment..time to get cracking. Sun, 1 Nov 2009 14:01:28 EST My fitness Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2456359 Hi- When I first joined Spark I never did anything but sit on the couch and watch soaps. My only exercise was to lift my cup or my fork to my mouth. Now I am walking outside when it's nice and biking, I have a treadmill to walk and run on if I see fit to do so. I own a bit of equipment now and that is how I am trying to get as fit as I can. <BR> <BR> You see- I never had a role model to teach me these things and as a child and teenager I was active and super skinny. We didn't have girls spor... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:00:58 EST October 1st 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2444527 I started Sept at 198.6 and today I am down another 3# at 195.6. I think I am finally back on track. I am feeling better and doing much better. I only have .6 to lose yet to be at my 1st goal and then I can change my tracker to go to the next goal. Just one day at a time and I will do this. <BR> I am not losing the 1# per week that I wanted but I am losing and that is all that matters in my book. According to the tracker on here I am right on track though my weigh in touches the goal line....... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 14:36:30 EST Sept 1st results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2363832 Okay this month was better but not what I wanted but will take it since I slacked most of the month. <BR> I started August at 201.6 and today I am at 198.6 so that is a 3 pound loss for the month. That's a half pound a week so I will take it. <BR> New month , new start, and a new challenge starting in 1 week. I have 1 month almost to lose some weight before my daughter's wedding so I am roaring and ready to go. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:34:47 EST Aug 1, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2281135 Well, once again July was a really bad month with vacation and all the parties this month and being sick and hardly no exercise. I gained big time but August is a whole new month a new start. I gained 4.6# through July so I need to lose double that for August. Sun, 2 Aug 2009 18:43:24 EST July 1, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2194422 Okay June is behind us now. I started June at 197.4 and starting July at 196 so this month I lost 1.4# not much better than last month. At least I lost something. Hopefully this will keep going down now that I am losing again. I really need to lose this weight once and for all. Vacation is this week coming up so will get lots of walking and hopefully swimming in too. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:06:19 EST June 1, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2114262 Okay another month gone by and haven't really done good this past month. I did go down .2 pounds though. Isn't anything to brag about but I didn't gain so that is good. Now that it is getting nicer out maybe I can work harder to get significant weight off this month. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 22:11:22 EST May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2022131 Well another month has passed and I didn't so good last month. I was actually up .6# from the start of the month of April. <BR> Warmer weather is upon us and I will try harder now that we can get out and move around more. Eating is on track so I just need to get the exercise on track. I CAN DO THIS!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 1 May 2009 08:40:17 EST April 1st report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1943051 I started March at 200# and finished at 197#. I lost 3# for the month...not a great amount by any means but it is a loss. <BR> Starting a new challenge and it is getting nicer now so I can start getting in more outside activities to help melt away the pounds. <BR> Hopefully at the end of the month I will be another 4-8# lighter. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 17:48:17 EST March 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1840510 I started the month of February at 197.2 and now starting March at 200. I definitely going in the wrong direction. Today I started on some new supplements and a lower calorie diet to see if that works because the higher calories prescribed here are not doing it. <BR> I am so hoping this works and I finish off March with a huge loss to make up for both months. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 17:44:26 EST February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1759935 Well, January wasn't a good month for me. I neither loss or gained. I did manage to maintain so that is a plus but my goal was to lose at least 4.5 pounds. So I guess I need to step up my game for February. Sun, 1 Feb 2009 16:49:42 EST 1st week into the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1690492 Up some weight but doing fairly well. Will keep trying and eventually get it under control. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 15:19:24 EST week #1 of the new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1664833 So far I have lost 1.2# of the New Year. Not a lot but a start. My goal is 1.5# per week so I am accomplishing that. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 17:14:50 EST Jan 1,2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1641416 Well 1st day went well, stayed within ranges and did good. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:22:44 EST Starting A New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1632116 Well, I didn't too well this past year so I am going to spend 2009 devoted to me and I am so determined to lose this time and keep it off. It is so hard as I get older and older to do this but I will prevail!!!. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:37:23 EST Starting Over Once Again Hopefully for the Last Time!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1555019 Once again I am starting over and at my highest weight yet---200.2#. OMG- I never thought I would ever be over 200#. That is my worst nightmare. The holidays are approaching also and that is a very tough time of the year for me. I did so well when I first starting here on Spark and now I can seem to lose to save my life and that is exactly what I feel I am doing...saving my life by starting over. I go to the doctor in 4 wweeks and hopefully she will have some information for me and some well... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 08:28:04 EST Starting Over Again -07/15/2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1360191 Well, after losing 20# the first feww months on Spark- I gained it all back and then some. I got very down on myself and decided to really show myself I can do this. I am back in the saddle again and losing weight again. This time I really need to stick to it and keep the weight off. I feel so much better with the weight off and I look younger also. You know you look good when strangers think you are only in your 30's and 40's and you know you are actually in your 50's. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:15:10 EST 8 months of Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=399339 Well been here for almost 8 months now . Have had the ups and downs and right now I am down to 181.2 just a hair under where I was after being here for 2 months. Hopefully this is going to keep going down now. Feeling great and doing more. Sat, 27 Jan 2007 13:38:25 EST Jan 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=365464 New Year- New start- Need to revamp and kick it in the butt for this year. Goin to Australia in 1 year and need to look fantastic. Need to reall concentrate this year and lose this last 20 pounds. Mon, 8 Jan 2007 10:37:03 EST 4 months at Spark-10/05/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=281670 After 4 months of being at Spark I have lost 19.6 pounds and a lot of inches. I am almost into my size 10 clothes again. I can actually get in them but they are tight. This is so wonderful. I feel great and my clothes fit fantastic. Only 2-12 pounds left to shed away. I can't wait. Thu, 5 Oct 2006 12:24:34 EST 3 months on Spark-9/5/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=267059 After 3 months here on Spark I am at 179.4. I have lost 17 # and 15". All my size 12 clothes fit perfect now and some of my 10's fit a little snug. I am so happy with what I have done and with the Spark program and I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to lose weight unsuccessfully. Sun, 17 Sep 2006 17:48:35 EST 2 months on Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=231839 After being here on Spark for 2 months- I am so excited to be just 6 pounds from my first goal weight. I am now at 181.8 pounds. That is a total of 14.6 pounds lost and 10 1/2 inches lost. Looking forward to the next month results. Fri, 4 Aug 2006 08:33:43 EST One month after joining Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=205166 Actually tomorrow will be 1 moth but I am posting today. I have lost 6.4 pounds to date and 6 3/4". I have never done so well on anything. I am so happy and I am now wearing my size 12 clothes and have actually bought some a size 8/10. Tue, 4 Jul 2006 19:18:32 EST Starting the Spark Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=205164 I started Spark on June 5th-weighing in at 196.4 and needing to lose 21.4 pounds till my short term goal of 175 and another 25 pounds till my long term goal of 150. I also needed to lose 18.5 inches and possibly more later. Tue, 4 Jul 2006 19:13:36 EST