DSNYNUT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DSNYNUT DSNYNUT'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/ The Ups and Downs of my Weight-loss Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459686 I wish that I could tell you that it has all been Ups and no Downs, but if I did I would be lying! Of course there has been more Ups since I am DOWN overall. But I have been up and down with my weight my whole life. Weight-loss is my life, and I am hoping to change that this time. <BR> <BR> I have tried many diets and then realized I need to figure out a healthy lifestyle change and stick with it. I think that I am fairly close, if not there. I may have to tweak it a bit here and there,... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:32:38 EST It's time to reflect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430039 Six weeks of the BLC have come and gone. And with that some of my weight. It has come and gone...hopefully now to be gone forever!! I feel that I have done a decent job in my weight loss attempt, with some hickups along the way. But I am learning to look at my issues and figuring out ways to adapt so that those hickups stop happening. I am more in control of how I handle situations than I have ever been and I feel great about it! <BR> <BR> I know that I will manage to stumble a time or ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:44:32 EST S.M.A.R.T. Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383485 I definitely need to get back into my workout routine. I was doing so well, getting up early every morning without complaints. I plan on trying to get in 20-30 at least 5 times a week at first, no matter what time during the day. Then hopefully I can move my workouts to mornings as I tend to get them done consistently when I do them in the mornings. I want to start this week or next week on that goal. And hopefully by the end of the round I will be back to working out every morning witho... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 15:02:22 EST Disney Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335151 Here is the video of the girls finding out they are going to Disneyland. We had a great time! Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:30:00 EST Advice for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227167 To my 16yr self- <BR> <BR> Hey there, this is you 27 years down the road and I want to give you one piece of advice. I cannot believe I am saying this because I will not hear the end of it from Mom, but if you do nothing else do this...listen to her. She may not always say what you want her to say, she will not always agree with your decisions, but it seems over the years that she is most often right. I sure wish I had listened to her more, instead of dismissing her advice and doing my ow... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:08:26 EST Transformation - Definitely a Life Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4712228 After "dieting" for most of my life I know what to do to transform myself...it's just a matter of transforming that four letter word into a healthy lifestyle. I think that is my problem. I don't know how to NOT diet, but I how to live a healthy lifestyle. My brain just has to realize that my "diet" is a lifetime goal, not just losing that 10, 20, 30 or more pounds. I have to live the rest of my life eating well, exercising and maintaining balance. <BR> <BR> So, maybe I have been looking ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:31:17 EST ONE Point Challenge - Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340433 Silver Spies ONE Point Weekend Challenge <BR> <BR> ONE point for each 8oz of water you drink: 15 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each 20 min of intentional cardio: 1 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each strength training set completed (10-12 reps): 0 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each freggie you eat: 5 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day alcohol free: 0 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day you record every bite: 1 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day in calorie range: 1 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day you post on ... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 12:09:57 EST ONE Point Challenge - Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4336107 Silver Spies ONE Point Weekend Challenge <BR> <BR> ONE point for each 8oz of water you drink: 10 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each 20 min of intentional cardio: 1 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each strength training set completed (10-12 reps): 0 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each freggie you eat: 0 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day alcohol free: 1 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day you record every bite: 1 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day in calorie range: 1 <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day you post on... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 21:01:42 EST BLC16 A look back and a look forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4326480 All I can say for myself is I am VERY proud of my attempts this round. I did the challenges, and tried my best to lose the weight but I feel that my thyroid was a HUGE problem for me. During the round I changed my medication and it seems to be working for me. I do feel that I finally have control over my weight loss. Yay me!! As for the summer... <BR> <BR> I do indeed have a plan, in fact I have started with it today and hope to continue with strength and vigor through the summer. My p... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:34:07 EST Biggest Loser - Downsized Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022861 A week ago I decided to try out the life of a BL contestant for a week, on a smaller scale. I was going to consume 500 less calories a day and burn 500 more calories to hopefully end up losing 2 pounds. Well, I did it. Two pounds exactly! <BR> <BR> Would I do this experiment again? Probably not to the degree I did. Seven days straight of exercising was a bit much, however the food consumption I could handle. I think I will give myself a little more leeway with the exercising...maybe ... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:23:13 EST BL - Downsized Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022834 Day #7 Tuesday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on elliptical HRM=1,486 (LCW babee!) <BR> Total calories consumed=1,469 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Day #6 Monday <BR> <BR> Calories burned doing EA Sports Active 2=218 <BR> Calories burned on elliptical HRM=304 <BR> Total calories burned=522 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,411 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Day #5 Sunday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on el... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:16:05 EST BL - Downsized Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4020226 Day #6 Monday <BR> <BR> Calories burned doing EA Sports Active 2=218 <BR> Calories burned on elliptical HRM=304 <BR> Total calories burned=522 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,411 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Day #5 Sunday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on elliptical HRM=562 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,432 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Day #4 Saturday <BR> <BR> Calories burned doing EA Sports Active 2=... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:13:53 EST BL - Downsized Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016986 Day #5 Sunday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on elliptical HRM=562 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,432 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Day #4 Saturday <BR> <BR> Calories burned doing EA Sports Active 2=222 <BR> Calories burned on elliptical HRM=347 <BR> Total calories burned=569 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,380 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Yesterday was another great day! <BR> <BR> Day #3 Friday <BR> <... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:18:02 EST BL - Downsized Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4015061 Day #4 Saturday <BR> <BR> Calories burned doing EA Sports Active 2=222 <BR> Calories burned on elliptical HRM=347 <BR> Total calories burned=569 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,380 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Yesterday was another great day! <BR> <BR> Day #3 Friday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on elliptical HRM=528 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,276 (Range 1,354-1,410) Fell asleep in evening before I ate my last snack :( <BR> No soda consum... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:20:26 EST BL - Downsized Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4012140 Day #3 Friday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on elliptical HRM=528 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,276 (Range 1,354-1,410) Fell asleep in evening before I ate my last snack :( <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Day #2 Thursday <BR> <BR> Calories burned doing EA Sports Active 2=199 <BR> Calories burned on elliptical HRM=517 <BR> Total calories burned=716 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,501 (Range 1,354-1,410) Consumed higher than top of range because of extra calories burned ... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:42:12 EST BL - Downsized Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4009498 Day #2 Thursday <BR> <BR> Calories burned doing EA Sports Active 2=199 <BR> Calories burned on elliptical HRM=517 <BR> Total calories burned=716 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,501 (Range 1,354-1,410) Consumed higher than top of range because of extra calories burned <BR> No soda consumed <BR> No scale <BR> <BR> Day #1 Wednesday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on elliptical HRM=732 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,382 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a VE... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:02:11 EST BL - Downsized Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006720 Day #1 Wednesday <BR> <BR> Total calories burned on elliptical HRM=732 <BR> Total calories consumed=1,382 (Range 1,354-1,410) <BR> No soda consumed <BR> <BR> So far, so good. Yesterday was a good day. I even got to have a dessert of baked apples with brown sugar sprnkled on top...yummy! <BR> <BR> Today my body is very sore though. I can't even imagine what the BL contestants go through at the beginning since I have been working out and I still feel like jell-o with only a 732 calorie bu... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:02:26 EST Biggest Loser - Downsized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3997993 Last Tuesday I was watching BL and came to a realization...I can do what the contestants are doing, just on a smaller scale. So, Wednesday morning my mind starting working on it. At first I thought that I would go for burning 500 calories a day working out for seven days. In theory I should be able to lose 1 pound, since 3,500 calories is 1 pound. Then I went further and decided to eat 500 calories less a day than what I need to maintain my current weight. Again, I should be able to lose... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 12:48:25 EST Silver Spies 1st Challenge - Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3893278 <BR> 1) Fitness Goal – I am not fond of strength training so my goal is hopefully to reach a point where I at least am willing to do it. I am hoping by incorporating a fitness program from one of my Wii games into my fitness routine that I will see the results and keep it up. <BR> <BR> 2) Nutrition Goal – I would like to try to reduce the amount of processed food that enters my mouth. I am doing this by having fruits and veggies around to snack on, instead of the 100 calorie snacks that ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:00:11 EST A Walk Down Memory Lane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3330801 I went to my Mom's this weekend and we talked a lot. We talked about all the fun things we used to do when I was a kid. It was just me and my mom back then. It was fun because my 2 DD10 were both asking questions about it and you could tell they were really interested in hearing about it. It was such a fun time. Why can't it always be that way? <BR> <BR> I mean, I don't expect us to always be doing something fun...but why can't it always be a time to remember and reminisce about years l... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:57:08 EST Do I have to go back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3328352 This last week for me has been very stressful. Lots of stuff for me to deal with, when I am used to a boring normal life. SO, here I thought I had dealt with it all and I even got to "escape" for a little while and go stay with my mom over the weekend. It has been GREAT! Lots of relaxing and enjoying myself, and most importantly...NO stress! <BR> <BR> Well, seems that I am going back to more stress tomorrow when I go home. I was under the assumption that it all was going back to normal ... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 22:54:40 EST Choosing A or B http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3323869 I am not good at making choices. The less I have to make, the happier I am. So, when I recently found out I couldn't have both A and B, that I had to make a choice, it left me less than happy. Which do I choose? If I make the wrong decision will I realize it too late? It would be just so much easier to have the ability to have both. <BR> <BR> But I guess that is life. We can't always have everything we want, and some times we are forced to make decisions. I just hope that my decision ... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:29:09 EST I'm the skinny one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2627209 I don't normally blog but I had to share my proud moment. Yesterday a friend came in the office and shared with me something that made my whole year. A little while back a girlfriend and I went to visit this friend at work. After we left the friend and a co-worker were talking about us, me specifically, and the co-worker said, "you mean the skinny one?" I WAS REFERRED TO AS THE SKINNY ONE!! <BR> <BR> The thing of it is, my girlfriend is no where near being overweight...she may have a c... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 15:10:09 EST Weekend Riders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1735527 1/24/09: Okay, so I am admitting I have a problem...WEEKENDS! Most of them seem to de-rail all of my efforts during the rest of the week. Any weight I lose...I pretty much end up gaining back on the weekend. It's frustrating for me. So, I have decided to take my problem and find a way to fix it. First, I had to figure out what is different about weekends that make it a problem. I don't have an issue with my exercising...I do what I normally do and then even more sometimes with our chal... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:57:39 EST New YOU Bootcamp-Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1732422 Day 22, Sunday, January 25: 10-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout-Done <BR> Bonus Challenge: Lower Body Stretching Video-Done <BR> Bonus Cardio: 50 minutes Wii Fit <BR> <BR> Day 23, Monday, January 26: 7-Minute Lower Body Workout-Done <BR> Cardio: 30 Minutes on Elliptical <BR> Bonus Challenge: Butt-Blasting Workout <BR> <BR> Day 24, Tuesday, January 27: 8-Minute Upper Body Workout-Done <BR> Cardio: 30 minutes Wii Fit, 30 minutes various cardio, 50 minutes hooping <BR> Bonus Challenge:... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:32:10 EST New YOU Bootcamp-Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1721056 Day 15, Sunday, January 18: 10-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout-Done <BR> Bonus Challenge: Lower Body Stretching Routine on Mat-Done <BR> <BR> Day 16, Monday, January 19: 7-Minute Lower Body Workout-Done <BR> Cardio: 31 minutes Wii Fit, 50 minutes on Treadmill <BR> Bonus Challenge: 10-Minute Pilates Hips & Thighs Workout-Done <BR> <BR> Day 17, Tuesday, January 20: 8-Minute Upper Body Workout-Done <BR> Cardio: 30 minutes on Elliptical <BR> Bonus Challenge: Choose whole grains when yo... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:14:10 EST New YOU Bootcamp-Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1678952 Day 8, Sunday, January 11: 10-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout-Done <BR> Bonus Challenge: Make Sunday and active day-Done <BR> Played Wii with my girls-1 hour, cleaned kitchen, did laundry <BR> WI: 146 (-4 lbs) <BR> <BR> Day 9, Monday, January 12: 7-Minute Lower Body Workout-Done <BR> Cardio-30 minutes on Elliptical, 40 minutes Wii Fit <BR> Bonus Challenge: 6-Minute Hips, Glutes & Thighs Workout-Done <BR> <BR> Day 10, Tuesday, January 13: 8-Minute Upper Body Workout-Done <BR> Cardio-41... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:33:10 EST New YOU Bootcamp-Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1663652 Day 1, Sunday, January 4: 10-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout-Done <BR> Extra cardio-25 minutes on Elliptical, 38 minutes Wii Fit <BR> Bonus Challenge: Update your Sparkpage or Blog with your starting stats-Done <BR> <BR> Started with a weight of 150. I hope to lose 10+ pounds by the end of the bootcamp and be in the high 130's <BR> <BR> Day 2, Monday, January 5: 7-Minute Lower Body Workout-Done <BR> 30 minutes cardio-48 minutes on Treadmill <BR> Bonus Challenge: Eat at least 3 servings... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 12:55:15 EST