DRAMAGIRL32's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DRAMAGIRL32 DRAMAGIRL32'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/ What's Happening To Me?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102301 Had an "AHA" moment this morning looking at where my thoughts / interests are vs where they have been previously. <BR> <BR> Backing up a second, I had major health issues to contend with this year. First a 6 week bout with severe bronchitis, then 3 months of drug therapy before a major surgery 7/30. <BR> <BR> I have struggled for years with my weight, attempting to lose weight (I tend to yo yo), exercising (that part was consistent). Facing my health challenge (unrelated to weight / fitn... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:33:22 EST 10 lbs gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1503803 Wow, I haven't blogged in over a year. Where has the time gone! <BR> <BR> My summer working with my personal trainer was the best thing I could have done. I learned so much about what I'm able to do and how to push myself. I know how to use machines, hand weights, bosu ball, stability ball, etc. And it's working! <BR> <BR> By keeping calories in check / eating healthy and exercising regularly, including strength training. I have been able to lose 10 lbs. This seems to finally be th... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 16:12:20 EST Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=722698 Well, I'm finally seeing the scale moving. I had hit another all time high, uggh! But I'm down 5 lbs and have 8 to go to reach the level I attained in April. <BR> <BR> I can do this! <BR> <BR> 1200 calories a day and lots of exercise is the key. Wed, 29 Aug 2007 12:26:50 EST The Turtle is moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=593776 I'm getting myself back on track. Exercise was never bad. But I hadn't been to the gym for a while for a really tough workout. I went last night, will go again tonight. Maybe tomorrow (I have to prep for a big Fri / Sat). <BR> <BR> I can still do 25 min on the elliptical. Yeah! Felt good, not sore at all. That's a good sign. <BR> <BR> I don't have any snacks in the house, just lean cuisines, fruit, veggies, healthy food. I can do this! Wed, 6 Jun 2007 12:07:25 EST Busy, Busy, Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=584252 This is that time of year when it's oh so difficult to stay on track! <BR> <BR> Everyone plans cookouts, has b-day parties and other outdoor activities to take advantage of the beautiful weather which lasts for such a short time. <BR> <BR> My father is moving and I need to help, every weekend is booked through mid-July already. <BR> <BR> It's time to really focus on sticking to 1200 calories and getting in proper exercise whenever, wherever possible. <BR> <BR> LOVE my new DWTS video, ... Thu, 31 May 2007 11:18:09 EST New day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=574611 I seem to have issues blogging. This is my 4th attempt... <BR> <BR> Anyway, had a great day yesterday, calories are on track today. <BR> <BR> Last night was tough - I wanted sweets so badly but I had an apple instead. :) <BR> <BR> I went shopping for shorts Tuesday and that was a wake up call. Nothing fits (if it fits my butt, the waist is 10 inches too big) so I had best get focused quickly so I can buy new, smaller, sizes. :) Thu, 24 May 2007 15:23:00 EST Let's Try This Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=561067 So strange, I had a great blog entry done yesterday and it disappeared! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm doing terrific on exercise, but really have to watch those calories and get back to 1200 daily. <BR> <BR> I went shopping this weekend and stocked up on fruit, veggies, and healthy foods. Yeah! <BR> <BR> I'm getting back into the routine this week. Feels great! Tue, 15 May 2007 13:53:16 EST Fresh Start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=527367 Well, after being sick for 2 weeks, I have really struggled. I gained about 2-3 lbs last week and I'm nowhere near where I had hoped to be right now! <BR> <BR> But today is a new day, a new UC on e-diets and I'm ready to follow this plan to the T! <BR> <BR> Breakfast today: Slimfast and a banana <BR> Lunch: Leftover grilled chicken, yellow squash and 2 tomatoes <BR> Snack: 100 calorie pack of Check mix <BR> Dinner: Leftover Chicken Marsala (SP recipe!) with salad <BR> Snack: Need to a... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 11:29:26 EST Sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=516348 Came down with a terrible cold a week ago. Exercise was limited, but I really controlled my calories over the past week and ended up with a 2 lb loss! Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> Cutting the exercise was the right thing to do to let my body heal, but I didn't fall off the wagon and start eating junk and I lost as a result. Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:17:03 EST Slight Delay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=496353 Well, we went to Minneapolis the weekend of March 23-24. I ended up gaining 3 lbs!! <BR> <BR> That weight is now all gone (just .5 lb left), so if I'm really good this week, I can continue my loss. I wanted to have lost 20 lbs by the time I go to New York, 5/2. If I can get within 5 lbs of that goal, that will be fantastic. <BR> <BR> I need to really stick to it this month! Tue, 3 Apr 2007 09:47:41 EST Initial Goal Met! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=473358 I lost 3 lbs last week. Oh My Gosh! I never do that. The consultation with the dietitian really did the trick. I have followed by 1200 calorie diet very well and I'm working out like crazy and it's working! <BR> <BR> I'm now back down to the initial weight I was at when I joined e-diets 4 years ago. That was a really important threshhold for me. <BR> <BR> I'm really proud of this success! Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:09:39 EST Continuing the momentum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=463809 I had another terrific week with another 2 lb loss. It would have been more, but I had too much sodium yesterday and it's that time when I'm quite bloated. But 2 lbs is phenomenal, so I'm ecstatic. <BR> <BR> This is really paying off! I'm hungry all the time, but I'm seeing results, so it's worth it. :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:23:59 EST Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=453401 At last, the scale moved and i had a 2 lb loss. It required a strict 1200 calorie diet and exercise almost every day. I even started going back to the gym - did 70 minutes yesterday. <BR> <BR> It feels so good to see results, at last! Mon, 5 Mar 2007 09:01:21 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=444807 My weight loss progress has been disappointing to say the least. I am happy that i have been able to stop gaining, that's very positive. <BR> <BR> I also have a consistent workout schedule of 6 days 60 minutes aerobics plus 3 days of strength training. I have been completely on track with that the past 2 months. <BR> <BR> I'm tracking all my food, making the right choices, but something's off. <BR> <BR> I had a physical last week. I may have a syndrome that impacts my weight - I have mo... Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:23:02 EST Catching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=424103 Just realized I haven't written anything for a while... <BR> <BR> Just bought new 5 lb hand weights to increase the weights and boost my weight training. <BR> <BR> I also ordered The Firm aerobics so I can vary my workout. <BR> <BR> So far, I'm struggling to move past 4 lbs lost but I'm trying very hard. I have been exercising just about every day. <BR> <BR> I need to get to the doctor and have my TSH checked. I'm over due. Cholesterol needs testing as well. I hope to do that this wee... Mon, 12 Feb 2007 17:05:24 EST Day 20! Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=398309 I have been sooo hungry the past 2 days! I want to really limit the calories, but my stomach keeps growling. <BR> <BR> Tonight we're going out to dinner. Will select something healthy. <BR> <BR> Found a new thyroid group yesterday. It helps sooo much to be able to talk to people with the same challenges I have. I'm learning so much! Fri, 26 Jan 2007 17:31:19 EST Day 19! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=396605 This is my first Blog entry! <BR> <BR> I have been with SP now for almost 3 weeks and I'm loving it. <BR> This change is just what I needed. <BR> <BR> The points are very motivating. I want to earn as many as I possibly can each day. The page also lays out all the things i need to think about - diet, exercise, tracking, education, motivation, etc. - so I keep everything top of mind every day. <BR> <BR> I am down 4 lbs so far which is fantastic. I'm looking forward to losing more! Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:10:52 EST