DEREONGODDESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DEREONGODDESS DEREONGODDESS'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/ ~No Loss But No Gain Either!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200103 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe0709c6-dd65-446c-b18d-a351ddfec378.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Half the year is almost over and although I haven't lost weight I haven't gained any either! I've just remained in the same place. Which is exactly where I DO NOT want to be 6 months from now at the end of 2016! Every time I feel like I have a plan and everything is going to work out the way I want something BIG happens and I get derailed. And before I know it another year has passed and I'm... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:08:18 EST ~I Finished 2015 Strong!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056469 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d63a570e-9124-4976-8930-3d5b2f7cdd1d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's the last day in 2015 and I made it through Thankgiving <em>429</em> and Christmas <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> without getting off track!!! Something I've never ever done in my entire life! I would always eating something I shouldn't! But not this year! I'm only 48 days into my low carb lifestyle and I'm already down 37lbs! <em>9</em> I'm not expecting those res... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:37:36 EST ~1 Hour & 24 Minutes!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046523 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be55fda9-d55b-478b-a478-f602b58bb0be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just had the most fun working out with Dance Central. My best friend and I just pulled it out to see how doable it was for us to do. My daughter has had it forever and it's just been collecting dust under our entertainment center. Some songs have moves that are like umm No my knees Can Not Do That!!! Lol But, once we found a set list that we could do it was so much FUN!!! It felt like 30... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:59:48 EST ~November Setback became November Comeback!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042954 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8312aedf-fe0a-4d93-ad07-5af3510c2d6b.png"> <BR> <BR> My last post was about how I messed up at the beginning of November because of all the birthday's in our family. So after that I was determined to finish the month strong but, I also knew Thanksgiving was coming up. Instead of arriving at my family's house hungry I made sure to eat before I left home and once I did arrive I only ate turkey and greens!! <BR> <BR> November ended up being a <... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 22:16:53 EST ~November Setback!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10789eb9-f1b9-4cc5-b85a-22ddb1e077f3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> November 1st, November 4th, and November 10th were back to back birthdays in my household and I ate over my carb allowance each time! So, yeah defiantly a pretty big setback. <BR> <BR> But... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7610eba-0215-4a99-bdac-238ef05a4653.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have 46 days left in 2015. Which includes two of our biggest holidays! Good or bad ... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:48:24 EST ~Plateau Broken!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995975 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0f44415-6415-4c9d-b2e7-85ee03433012.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Omg!!! I'm so excited!!! I finally broke through my plateau!!! I can't explain how amazing this feels! I was SO frustrated and it didn't seem that I was making ANY progress! No pounds lost or inches and I can't tell you how tempting it was to say %*@!& this and eat something anything that was not healthy!! But, I didn't do that THIS TIME! I kept pushing though all the obstacles and tears an... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:29:05 EST ~Starting Over....Again!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963315 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3567193f-af77-43f5-bd95-e3baaca0611a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, once again I'm starting over. And in the past I'd get so upset with myself for messing up! I'd get upset and cry and get down on myself. But honestly what does that accomplish? Not a darn thing! Complaining doesn't burn calories! Also when is self hate ever a good thing? Absolutely Never! Instead of loathing I'm going to LOVE this big, chocolate, beautiful body that's going to help me re... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:02:18 EST ~Down 35lbs in 55 Days Of Clean Low Carb Eating!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792375 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1163925293.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok it's been a while since I've posted a blog but, today I've hit another milestone and I had to blog! I have been 100% on track for 55 days and have lost 35lbs! <em>9</em> I know that's not a lot of weight but, for me it is! I have been at the same weight or around the same weight for years! This is the lowest I've weighed since Jan 4th of last year!!! I know most of us on here are trying to lose weight or ha... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 18:00:08 EST ~I'm Going Into Carb Withdrawal!!!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698802 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1001843125.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok so it's been well over a year since my last post! I've not been consistently coming to SparkPeople this year either! I've slacked off sooooo much until it's ridiculous! I've had so much going on in my life and I've allowed my fitness and health to take a back seat! Which of course is the wrong thing to do! So now I'm having to start all over! I've gained too much weight to even mention! How much weight you ask?... Mon, 19 May 2014 22:56:16 EST ~Valentine's Day Workout!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250150 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15871971.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning I did something I've never ever done on Valentine's Day!..I worked out!! Which might not seem like a big deal to most people but for me it is!..I've never worked out on Valentine's Day and it felt so good to get up this morning and get in that workout!..So far this year I've been on track 100% which is another big accomplishment for me..B/c I've never gone more than 2 or 3 weeks without slipping and eat... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:15:59 EST ~Zumba..Possibly The Most Fun You Can Have While Working Out!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4734552 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l194905004.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So..of course I've heard about Zumba but I was never really interested b/c I was like...This is just another "workout whatever"..Just like all the other thousand of workout DVD's out there...Then the other day one of my girlfriend's was like I took this Zumba class and it was so much fun you have to try it.. blah, blah, blah!..lol..So I was like ok..I'll buy the DVD's off Amazon and see what all the hype is about..... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:15:01 EST ~Brought In The New Year At Disney World~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4654455 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l207993825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I doubt anyone will read this b/c I never blog..lol..But I had so much fun I just have to blog about it!...My family and I went to Disney World for 4 days and we had the time of our lives!..This is my 2nd trip to Disney World the first was for 7 days and it was so hot we didn't really get to fully enjoy ourselves..But this time the weather was 74 degrees and it was absolutely perfect! Saying it was crowded is an un... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:49:43 EST I've lost 11 Pounds!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3136839 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l522065509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I haven't weighed myself in month and this morning when I stepped on the scale I see I'm down 11 pounds!!!..I've been consistent with my workouts and eating healthy...I even skipped on eating bad on Easter! Which in the past I'd never have done!..lol..I would ALWAYS eat off my diet on holidays!...I got a few snide comments from a couple of my relatives about the healthy choices I made on Easter...Like one of my aun... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 13:46:23 EST ~16lbs Lost For The Month Of April~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2019390 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/3/b935024448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got on the scale since it's the last day in the month to see what's my monthly weight loss....And I'm down 16 pounds pounds!...I rarely weigh b/c I try and focus more on being healthy and staying active...When I use to focus more on the number on the scale or what size I thought I should be...I would get so frustrated and end up binge eating when things didn't go how I wanted...Now that I'm focusing more on just bei... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:49:28 EST ~3AM 2HR Work Out On Treadmill with a ToothAche!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1938973 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/6/b161826814.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So this morning I wake up at my usual time at 3am to do my 2hrs workout...I get up early and get it out of the way so that even if I don't workout anymore for the rest of the day at least I've gotten in 2hrs...So I get up this morning and my upper back tooth is hurting like crazy!!!...I wanted so badly to get back in bed and pull the covers over my head! But, I got up and went into the gym and worked out 2hrs on my tr... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 06:58:00 EST ~ I'm Down 8 Pounds! ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1904238 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/8/b289130878.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I weighed this morning and I'm down 8 Pounds!....For two weeks.....Scale hasn't budged....And in the past I would have used that as an excuse to just stop working out.....I use to put so much "Stock" into the scale..If I lost weight then it was a good week....If I didn't lose then it wasn't a good week...But I realized that was crazy b/c...As long as I'm doing positive things for my body like working out and Making he... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:57:24 EST ~Golden Brown Stuffed Crust Pizza...~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1893876 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/6/b568717643.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night...Around 8pm..My Aunt stops by to visit me...She comes in the door with a Large...Golden Brown, Stuffed Crust Pizza straight from Pizza Hut!...She was like....Byanca...you know since you've been doing so well...I thought you deserved a "little treat"..................And, I'm looking at her like.....With this look on my face like...OMG...Are you kidding me!!!....Every since I've been "trying" to lose weigh... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:37:19 EST ~Feeling Good~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1891152 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/3/b937374301.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I feel really good!..I've gotten in my 2hrs of Cardio and my 35 mins of weight lifting...Now I just need to not eat after 7pm and today will be 100% O.P.! <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:07:13 EST ~2 Hours Of Cardio and 45 Mins Of Weights Done!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1728411 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/2/b321601578.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I completed my workout for today!..I got in 2hrs of Cardio and 45 mins of weights!...And, I'm sure to some that may not seem like a lot...But for me it is b/c I'm working out at home alone...I'm use to working out at a Gym with other people around...And, working out at home by yourself isn't as fun..lol..But, since I now own a home gym system...There is no need for me to drive to the local Gym to workout..Saves me mon... 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