DANACHRISTINE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DANACHRISTINE DANACHRISTINE'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/ Weight gain... =( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2921819 Darn it!!! I have not tracked my food, in which seems like forever. As a result, I have gained!!!! :( I am so pissed at myself. I am now 154 pounds, and it sucks. Just coming clean. I have to get back on track NOW! I have been eating anything and everything I want these past couple of months.... <BR> <BR> Time to focus and shed these lbs. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:00:29 EST Just a little inspiration. =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2509988 "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe." ~ Gail Devers <BR> <BR> <BR> "If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." ~Herschel Walker <BR> <BR> <BR> "Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best." ~H. Jackson Brown <BR> <BR> <BR> "Do a little more each day than you think you poss... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:57:54 EST My fitness Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2500236 My fitness story... <BR> <BR> Before I tell you how I became to embrace fitness, let me give you a bit of a background about myself. <BR> <BR> I was the fat kid that was teased in school. When I was 9 years old, I weighed 150 pounds, when I was 12 years old, I weighed 230 pounds. My weight continued to climb until I reached my highest weight of 302 pounds last year. I remember being that young child. I was terrified to draw any attention to myself for fear that I would be made fun of. The... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:41:08 EST So much going on... A short update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2471806 As many of you know, my father passed away last Sunday. The past week has been very hard for me. My sister and I went down to Florida together to say goodbye to him. Seeing him one last time was very important to us. It honestly was one of the hardest days of my life. The viewing was last Wednesday. I literally didn't want to leave him. I just sat in the room where he was and sobbed my eyes out. I kissed him goodbye and told him that I loved him. After we left the funeral home, we went over ... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 06:57:14 EST Insanity fit test... #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2401868 WOW! Insanity is just that...INSANE! I just completed my first fit test. I think I did pretty good! I have to say, I was sweating so much and panting through the entire thing! lol <BR> I am not kidding. It's been a very long time since a workout made me do that. I can't imagine what the rest of the workouts are like. The fit test is seeing how many of the exercises listed below you can do in one minute. <BR> <BR> <BR> swift kicks 138 <BR> power jacks 54 <BR> power knees 95 <BR> power... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:53:48 EST Maintenance... For me, it's harder than losing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2397641 Eat 1200 calories a day and workout, 1200 calories a day and workout. Everyday for a year. It was easier for me to do that. I don't know why, but just was. <BR> <BR> Now that I have lost all the weight, I am trying to find a healthy balance. Why is this so hard for me? I have a gowear fit that I use, and I eat around what my burn rate for the day is. But I feel guilty for eating that much! Is it really possible to eat 2500 calories a day and maintain? I think that is awfully high in my ... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:13:04 EST It's really working!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2377546 After the blog I posted the other day entitled "the power of positive thinking", I sat down with my children and we made vision boards together. My vision board focuses primarily on money, being stress-free, fitness and being successful. I hung in on the wall next to my computer area so I can look at it every chance that I get. One of the things I put on my board was a magazine clipping that says "cash in this week!" (money is very tight right now). So to make a long story short, it is wor... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 12:03:23 EST The power of positive thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2372748 <link>chalenejohnson.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> The potential of the human mind is striking.. To think that each person has the power to guide their behaviors, successes, failures, outcomes and outlooks with the unbelievable power of the mind is truly exciting. Each of us has personally witnessed both the positive and negative outcome of its might. <BR> <BR> The Pitfalls of a Negative Mindset <BR> On occasion, you have probably allowed yourself to slip into a pattern of negati... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 07:26:00 EST I am addicted to it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2347208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/2/b827552456.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Only 150 calories for 2 tablespoons! Just thought I'd share =) Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:59:40 EST Inspirational quotes !!!! ~ I would like to share =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2292401 Success is not a race, be patient. <BR> <BR> Success is always a work in progress. <BR> <BR> Success doesn't come to you--you go to it. <BR> <BR> Success is a journey, not a destination. Focus on the process. <BR> <BR> Some people dream about success... while others wake up and work hard at it. <BR> Success is achieved and maintained by those who try-and keep trying. <BR> <BR> "Any experience can be transformed into something of value. Everything depends on the way you look at things. Yo... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 09:48:11 EST Chalean Extreme results. 90 day program completed!! Pics =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2222612 So, I finished Chalean extreme, and it was such an awesome program! I absolutely LOVE Chalene Johnson and anything that she puts out. Chalean extreme is a 90 day program. I didn't follow it exactly as instructed, I ended up lifting 6x a week, with one rest day. I did/do cardio every morning, turbo jam, endurance, etc... My results could have been a little bit better if I had really stuck with eating more protein, and of course the occasional binges didn't help. BUT I am satisfied with the ... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:30:00 EST 1 year on sparkpeople. 150 pounds later... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1957374 I find myself upset sometimes because I have not reached my goal yet. But I need to give myself credit as to what I have already accomplished. I remember that 300 pound girl. I am NO LONGER her. I have managed to lose 150 pounds in one years time. That's pretty darn good. I need to stop looking at what I haven't accomplished yet, and look at what I have done. I am not that person anymore on the outside. I need to remind myself of that quite often. Although I still struggle with my em... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 08:55:27 EST Chalean extreme & measurements after 10 days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1947904 waist 29.5" <BR> hips 34.5" <BR> thighs (both) 19" <BR> left arm 11'' <BR> right arm 11" <BR> chest 34" <BR> <BR> Today is day # 10 on my new favorite Chalean extreme program. I should have posted my measurements 10 days ago but these are current readings taken today. Since starting the CE program, I have lost .5" off my stomach! And .5" off my hips! In 10 days! I am excited to see where I will be at the end of her 90 day program. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:41:20 EST I can't get these last few pounds off me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1866144 I have been stuck at 152 pounds for weeks! I am so frustrated with this, it's driving me nuts. Why are these last few pounds so hard to get off? <em>24</em> <em>39</em> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:47:10 EST Maintenance after losing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1818060 How to maintain? That is now the question... I guess it'll be a little while until I find the perfect balance of calories to maintain my current weight. I want to lose a little more eventually but I am happy enough at my current weight. Sat, 21 Feb 2009 17:52:24 EST *30 day Measurement update* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1762321 So last month I posted a blog about my measurements and how I was going to be doing a lot more strength training to tighten up my body. These were last month measurements for January: <BR> <BR> waist 32.5" <BR> hips 37" <BR> thighs (both) 20.5" <BR> calves (both) 14" <BR> left arm 11" <BR> right arm 11.5" <BR> chest 34" <BR> <BR> These are my measurements today 2/2/09: <BR> <BR> waist 31" <BR> hips 36" <BR> thighs (both) 20" <BR> left arm 11'' <BR> right arm 11" <BR> chest 34" <B... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:26:47 EST I'm in the 150'S? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1723570 No way... That can't be right !?!? Me? <BR> But it's true. And it feels sooo damn good. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't been in the 150's since the 4th grade. <em>40</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:50:34 EST Doing something different... My measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1651879 <BR> I am hoping to lose at least 6 pounds in the month of January. That will put me in the 150's! Today I decided to take my measurements, and then I will re-measure in a month to see my progress. I am going to be adding in a lot more strength training this month. I need to tighten up! <BR> <BR> 1/4/09 <BR> My Measurements: Raw, but this is me! <BR> <BR> waist 32.2" <BR> hips 37" <BR> thighs (both) 20.5" <BR> calves (both) 14" <BR> left arm 11" <BR> right arm 11.5" <BR> chest 34" Sun, 4 Jan 2009 11:24:54 EST 10 months of hard work & 135 pounds later... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1640736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/1/b212429304.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/6/b861416057.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/3/b836574750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> And this is what I have to show for it. These were taken today, January 1 2009. The only thing I really do like about my body are my shoulders. My tummy still needs LOTS of work, and so do my arms & thighs. I am wearing my new size 6 jeans in these pics and I weigh 166 pounds. I jus... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 18:53:17 EST Hello 170's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1572542 Woohoo! That's 122 pounds gone in about 8 1/2 months. A size 26 to a size 10. I think I may even be in a size 8 soon. I have 18 pounds until I reach my goal weight. I may decide to go lower than 160 pounds. This is all thanks to spark people for opening my eyes and the motivating members I first saw when I signed up here. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:19:45 EST Community Highlight & being the Done girl of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1540255 <BR> I have had an overwhelming response to both. I feel like I have the most amazing support system here. I just wanted to thank each and every person that took the time to congratulate me. I want to respond to everyone, but I don't think that's possible. Last time I checked, I had almost 500 pages of comments on my spark page, and about 150 emails. But I feel the need to post this because everyone has been so great! And it means the world to me. I mean that. You guys are awesome. Th... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:35:04 EST 102 pounds down and I'm out of the 200's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1483365 <BR> Weighed in today. I am 198 pounds!!! Out of the 200's baby! This means I have lost 102 pounds in about 7 months!!!! I am so freaking proud of myself today. I can't stop smiling. I have lost an entire person and I owe it all to sparkpeople. It feels soooo good! Sun, 28 Sep 2008 13:58:04 EST 92 pounds down... Oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1422423 I guess hard work and motivation does pay off! Just 6 months ago I was 300 pounds and sooo very unhappy. I dreamed of being smaller and healthier. I never thought that it could actually happen! Exercising every day and eating right is just what I needed. I'm getting closer to my goal weight. And I am so PROUD of MYSELF. I've already accomplished a lot. 92 pounds is a lot of weight to lose! When I get out of the 200's I will cry my eyes out! lol - Thank you sparkpeople (and my sis for... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:18:14 EST What is happening to my weight-loss? =( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1412729 Since I joined sparkpeople, I have steadily lost 3-4 pounds a week. My weight-loss has slooooowed down quite a bit. I have only lost 1 pound in the last week. WTH? I am sooo frustrated right now I can't even stand it. The only thing I have changed, is replacing one of my twice daily turbo jam workouts with the 30 day shred. The muscles in my arms are popping out, lol - But the scale is holding steady at 212 pounds. I think I may back away from the 30 day shred and continue as I was wit... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:38:16 EST Done with 80 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1362878 I weighed in today. woohoo! I have lost 80 pounds. I was able to put on a pair of jeans that I *thought* would never fit me in a million years. Not only did they fit but they were a little big on me. I was like <em>224</em> 45 pounds to go... I'm soooo ready. Sun, 27 Jul 2008 20:13:04 EST 70 pounds down, a million more to go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1317613 I have lost 70 pounds. I got on the scale today and there it was. I should feel happier about this but I don't really. I am so focused on the weight I still have to lose. I feel like it's just not good enough. I still have 50 pounds to go. <em>33</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 15:16:04 EST From a 26 to a 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1286283 I was actually able to buy a size 1X today! I am proud of my accomplishments so far, I still have a long way to go though. I was wearing a size 26/3X in March and 3 months later, I'm a sz 16/1X! <BR> <BR> That's all... <em>104</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2008 15:14:24 EST