DLKOCHER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DLKOCHER DLKOCHER'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/ Want to recommit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737240 So I have not tracked, exercised, or made any goals in so long that I am actually embarrassed to mention the length of time. I have been battling this unhealthy relationship for the comfort, but finally took a step in the right direction. <BR> My husband and I have separated.... <BR> So far I have gained some of the weight back, but I feel as though I have lifted a lot off. It was not healthy for either of us... we didn't support or encourage each other and I ate my feelings away. <BR> <BR... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:39:45 EST Just keep swimming.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469266 The pool is finally back open at work (two days out of the week anyway). So I decided that I would make a goal and swim one mile each time I go to swim. So I swam 2 miles this week! I am now going to try to keep going for a few weeks and then try to shorten the time (I am currently at an hour for a mile). <BR> <BR> The boot camp class is starting up again next week, so now I have to decide if I want to add that back into my routine or not. I really do enjoy it, however the price and trav... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:41:59 EST The rabbit hole...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389083 So I had an emotional breakthrough. It's supposed to be a good thing, right? It has actually done more damage than good. It has put the relationship with the other person on rocky, awkward territory. I have realized what triggered the eating and laziness, and when I told the other person involved about why - it was not received well. I didn't expect sunshine and rainbows, but I did expect at least an adult conversation and solution. I have told them that I am doing my part to change it,... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:50:30 EST Getting Addicted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374992 So I have been doing the boot camp for 3 weeks (I missed last week). I am feeling better and I am not really sore after the workouts. Not only that, but I am now motivated to do the 30 minute Total Body Challenge on Coach Nicole's 28 Day Boot camp DVD at least one other day in the week. I have set a date with another coworker to start swimming after work maybe 2 days a week. <BR> <BR> The cons: I have not been tracking my food..... :( But I have been tracking my fitness which I am proud... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:11:47 EST I didn't wimp out!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359710 Woo Hoo!!!! <BR> So today is a good day for me (not just because it is Friday), but because I have achieve TWO workouts so far this week. <BR> The first was my SECOND boot camp class, and then again today when I completed 5 out of the 9 SIS challenge drills. My numbers of course need improvement, but I still at least did something! I plan on completing the rest of the drills tomorrow, and also getting in some cardio time. I am thinking it is going to be Jillian on my Biggest Loser XBOX Kin... Fri, 17 May 2013 21:34:24 EST Spring into Summer 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356070 It's that time of year again! The Spring into summer challenge. The last challenge was I year ago (about the same time I.... took a leave of absence). I am using this challenge to get back on track and keep going with the little goals. <BR> I plan on using this challenge to get me back into the motivational "sweet spot" I had. I want this challenge to help me in between my boot camp classes. I am only going one day a week (it's all I can afford), but I don't want to be a couch potato the... Tue, 14 May 2013 09:25:55 EST What would you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202226 I know, I know.. "You said that LAST time"! But the difference is that I am not going back full swing. I am starting at the beginning again as if my first part of the journey never happened (at least the end of it, the positive stuff, I am DEFINITELY keeping ;) I know that it got hard, and I have to learn from the experience that I have to remain in control and not let my world control me. <BR> I eventually came up with every excuse to slide back into my old ways... too tired, not enough m... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:34:10 EST Reset button... Where is the reset button?!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903874 So I have officially done it.... I have done what I said I wouldn't and almost completely stopped being active on SP. Thankfully it hasn't led to weight loss because I still have some valuable information knocking around in my head. <BR> But with the wonderful streak I was on, I now cannot help but find myself drifting closer to the "give up" cycle. I cannot find the motivation to track my meals or my fitness (if I even can get myself up enough to do some). <BR> So I figured that I would st... Wed, 30 May 2012 08:06:37 EST Momentum.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824315 I am building speed.... I am reaching small goals every day..... I think I just might be able to pull this off! <BR> Since I started, I have noticed 4 things: <BR> 1. I have lost weight <BR> 2. I have lost inches <BR> 3. I have grown my support system to include some REALLY motivational people <BR> 4. I am noticing the little "negative" voice in my head isn't so loud anymore <BR> <BR> I have lost 25 pounds so far (weigh in on Monday). It seemed to just melt off. But then I tell mys... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 09:22:46 EST People are Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4811815 I have to admit, I am one of those people that has endless faith in people, but unfortunately I have found myself becoming more cynical. It seems to almost be a defense mechanism tha tI put up and no matter how much I love and trust the person, a small part of me can't help but wonder what their underlying intentions are. I feel that I am still in the judgmental state of mind and that the only thing people see is my weight. How do you get past that, is there even a way? <BR> I have nothi... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:03:19 EST Negative to Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4804018 Today is a great day already! I have been keeping with waking up early so that I can begin to work out in the morning. It has always been the best time for me, so why not? Today, I did NOT feel like working out or doing much of anything really. But when my body was yelling because i was so sore, I popped in my biggest loser Wii game and did the beginer (light) yoga (with warm-up and stretch after wards). Then I asked my hubby for a game of tennis, which led to a game of golf. I totally ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:32:06 EST Baby Steps & Happy Realization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790185 I started my journey to a healthier me on 1/23/12, not to a "new" me, just enhanced/ better. I wanted to find the person I was when I was healthier. Since I have begun this journey, I have noticed that the small changes really are the ones that make a difference. I have lost a consistent (around) 3.5 lbs per week. Now this last week was 2lbs. I am 3 pounds from my first mini-goal of 25 pounds. I have "tried" other diets before, but mainly only tried one thing or another. Like exercise ... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:18:17 EST Excuse or Valid Concern http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4752074 So since I am just starting and I want to go slow, I have my goals set for 10 minutes 3x a week. But I went swimming on Monday and burned almost 1,200 calories which throws everything out of whack! I would have to continue 60 minutes 3x a week in order to get to a good calorie burn, but I don't want to be all in just yet. I still have to do strength training as well, and I am scared of a burnout, or unhealthy calorie differential. <BR> Do I continue to workout with my buddy or do I go back... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:49:02 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4733085 Today was a hard day to get myself motivated, however I did complete over 5,000 steps, so woo hoo! I also decided to share my journey with some of my co-workers who are going to be nothing but supportive, and I couldn't be happier! I really thought that they would judge me weird, but they offered some really great advice, and I gained a "workout" buddy. We decided that in order to get some fitness time in, we would take a few minutes every hour to get away from our desk and get moving! Wh... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:01:57 EST