ELLENOR9's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELLENOR9 ELLENOR9'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/ Same Ol' Song.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598556 Cry me a river, wha whaa <BR> The worst decision I made was "taking time off" from SP last year in December (yeah, as in 2012). <BR> My excuse was I was busy, thought it would be a good time to practice maintenance, which I did well, not one pound gained that first month, yeah me! <BR> But then I never got my mojo back, the lb's didn't have a problem they even brought a few of their friends along. So here I am, agghh. <BR> I abandoned SP, my SP buddies and most importantly my self. I think I'... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 01:13:13 EST What's Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196876 No whimsical thoughts or clever idea's from me today. I'm lost, that motivated gal from a couple of months ago has left me high and dry. I Want Her Back danm it. <BR> So when you lose something you retrace your steps to find it, yes? Well it's challenging to retrace what you were doing a month ago. Thought I was such a bad a$$ I could put myself on hold and pick right back up where I left off, not happening. <BR> Was so proud that I maintained the 15 pounds lost while I was on hold, but how... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 11:53:31 EST Day 77 & The Chain Gang http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139528 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378418386.jpg"> <BR> Maybe you heard me mention joining a chain gang? My newest motivator, a chain of paper clips newly added to a shelf in our bathroom. Something very odd about these shiny, colorful do dads hanging there and the motivation they provide. A sense of accomplishment and a huge desire to make it 33 clips long! (thank you so very much to the sparker who added this secret of success and who's name I have since forgotten, I love i... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 17:38:01 EST Wear Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130000 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931359369.jpg"> My visual for today, I sooo wanted to wear this dress to my hubby's party. But not at this size, and since I'm still 3 inches away in the waist I don't know if it can happen by Dec 1. I want to burn it off forever, not lose only to find it again... <BR> PS- Rosedress.com is the bomb! Fri, 9 Nov 2012 21:38:08 EST Day 45- Closet Vision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104100 Today I'm home doing the housework, the most boring, thankless job on earth! Thinking of the major calorie burner it is when done as quickly as possible keeps me motivated, who doesn't love a two for one deal, right? <BR> So anyhow, I was folding laundry and something occurred to me. <BR> Visions of my future closet, what does a closet look like when you like and can wear everything in it with confidence? <BR> When the clothes you changed out of and discarded to the floor because they sho... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:45:52 EST lollygagging around day 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099880 It's been 43 days and I'm only a third of the way to my goal, not halfway like I planned. Now I know the goal was a bit unreasonable but thats what perfectionist, instant gratification me does. <BR> So why am I lollygagging around the 1/3rd mark?? It's much more convenient to not have to unbutton/zip your pants to get them off, 2 more lbs and I will have to go get those dreaded in between sizes, ugghh. It's very nice sitting on the couch eating popcorn after standing behind the chair for 10... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:35:11 EST Down and Out on day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080120 In a funk and missing my mister. Today was not a scheduled weigh in day, but I had to peek since I had nothing to show for the previous week. Uggh, not what I wanted to see and although I really just want to eat my way through this disappointment I'm not. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> My first thought was, well at least I know what a maintenance week looks like. <BR> Then I browsed SP for motivation, took a quiz and went to the message boards to seek support. <BR> Still discouraged I found a troph... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:20:29 EST Day three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043929 Yesterday was hard, hard, hard. Went to bed with a headache. I'm rethinking my plans, not my goals just how I'm going to get there. It's un-realistic to expect anyone to be perfect on their first try, so I shouldn't do it to myself. <BR> So new smaller step plan, work toward the lower end of the caloried range in phases, if I keep feeling as bad as I did yesterday I will just end up giving up. Focused on the positive changes, Diet coke consumption is at an all time low of 1 can per day, wate... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:17:28 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041746 Day one didn't start off quite as planned. I woke up tired (again) and missing my energetic, bubbly self. That's gotta going to change once and for all, starting with two small steps. <BR> One, I'm here! I found this spark people site today and it's like nothing I've ever tried before. Sorta surprised at myself, I joined groups! Not usually a joiner <em>230</em> <BR> Two. I kinda made a meal plan and went to the store, Came home prepped some meals and measured out some portions. I don't hav... 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