DFIKES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DFIKES DFIKES'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/ Doing This Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408632 Managed to gain about 10 lbs back and am ready to get rid of them (again). It sucks to see myself further away from the goal. I'm thinking my weight is holding back my progress in skating and I'm ready to change that. <BR> Struggling a bit with lack of motivation to work out. Maybe I just haven't found the right work out. I can't imagine ever looking forward to a workout, unless it's a hike- and I can't do that every day! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709084227.jpg"> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 13:51:20 EST Just Add Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4347801 Today I began the 28-Day Bootcamp, hoping to jump start my cardio workouts. It's so easy to get home from work (on a night there is no roller derby) and plop down on the deck with a book until it's time to get ready for bed. I've been a little bit stuck at a 25lb weight loss for a couple of weeks. I'm meeting my nutrition goals every day, a few times I've been slightly under. All that's missing is the workouts. Here's hoping the 28-day Bootcamp challenge group gets me closer to my goal! ... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 18:05:47 EST Halfway to Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4269548 So I began this journey in March, and so far I am plugging along to my goal-basically on target each week. I've lost a little over 20lbs, and that feels great. <BR> I am wearing pants that have been way out of reach for the past 2 years, getting more comfortable in my skin as I get closer to my goal. <BR> Good thing about summer, the heat makes me lose my appetite for the really heavy, creamy yummy stuff :) <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l474057012.jpg"> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 10:08:40 EST Almost to Goal #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4168206 My first goal was to lose 15 lbs. As of this morning I have lost 14! This means I'm going to owe myself a haircut. I think dieting is getting easier, as I see results I have the motivation to keep going. I'm giving in to small tempations, but in moderation. I'm fitting into some pants that have been hidden for a while. <BR> Hooray for common sense diet and exercise! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l241016106.jpg"> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:51:03 EST End of Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4131937 Pretty much on target, had a couple of days that I surpassed my allotted calorie range-but put in a little extra on the bike to try and make up for it. There are some foods that I'm just never going to stop craving-now I'm trying to learn to eat healthy portions (Pringles! Butter chicken! Bagels!) <BR> Have lost 8 lbs, I feel energetic and happy about that. <BR> I'm going to look awesome at the beach this summer! (does that count as a 5 min self-pep talk?) <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:09:00 EST First Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4095531 Losing 4 lbs this first week is good motivation to keep going. I do not feel more energetic, but as the weather is nicer I want to get out and do more outdoor activities. Eating healthy is making me happy, and I have found a few new recipes that are delicious! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13201514.jpg"> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:37:24 EST