EMLJOHNSON52397's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EMLJOHNSON52397 EMLJOHNSON52397'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/ busy busy busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466308 im sorry I have not been on in a couple of weeks, life all of a sudden got very hectic. I starting varsity swimming for the 3rd year now and im loving it:) I also got a part time job as a waitress in a little dinner, which keeps me up and walking around for many hours, and school is starting in less than 2 weeks. so I have been very busy but I will try to come on more often. my weight loss has been moving slow, I lost around 19 pounds but I cant seem to go any lower than that. I thought that ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:23:38 EST sore is a good feeling:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435775 just found a new workout video and it is killing my butt and thighs. 5 mins into this video I started to cry(not really something im proud of, but true) my body is so sore, I cant wait to see the improvement this workout makes to my body:) oh and for the nice lady who is concerned about me fasting, you have nothing to worry about, I decided to take the harder, longer road because its helping me build character and make me a stronger person overall:) <BR> <BR> P.S- thank you for all the word... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:43:20 EST 15 pounds lighter:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433462 I was having a bit of a struggle having pounds come off but I really think that my body is finally doing what it needs to do. I counted my total weight loss since the beginning of the summer(June 25) and I have lost a total of 15 pounds since then! I'm happy that people are starting to see a difference and its motivating me to continue working hard to lose the weight:) I know I still have a while to go(45 lbs) but I know with good diet and exercise I will get there in no time:) Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:09:28 EST Fasting? Yay or Nay? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431301 I was researching new and effective ways to lose weight quickly and I stubbed upon a website that explained the benefits of fasting. it said that some people lost 20 lbs. or more from fasting and I of coarse was intrigued. I dug deeper into this miracle weight loss technique an I found some mixed reviews on the subject. on one hand people say that it helps your body detox and also helps your digestive system. But on the other hand people say it is the beginning signs of anorexia and can harm ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:48:06 EST my cheat day:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427800 I made a deal with myself that once every month or so I would allow myself a cheat day were I can eat ice cream and cheese burgers without feeling guilty. today was that special day for me! I got to go to a fair with my sister and just be me without having to count calories and sulk while my 105 pound sister mowed down as much food as she can fit into her small body(which is surprisingly a lot) Tomorrow it is right back to the healthy habits and daily exercise.lol.im glad I got to have fun to... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 23:34:01 EST Feeling Better:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426877 After all the kind things everyone has said to me on SP im feeling encouraged:) I don't think of spark people as a weight loss website, I think of it as a support website for people who have struggled or are still struggling with making there life better. People are hear to help encourage others to keep moving on and continue to do your best. I think the world would be a much better place if everyone did this:) thank you all personally for your help and support:) <em>345</em> <em>30</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:48:19 EST Feeling Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423710 I've been on my diet and exercise plan for almost 3 weeks now and have only lost 5 pounds. I just don't understand why it so hard to lose weight...im trying very hard but it seems like its getting me nowhere. When I do my workouts I sweat a lot, but I looked it up, and it says when you sweat your only using water weight which really isn't taking off any fat... <em>46</em> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:49:33 EST Emily's Day Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420302 I went shopping today with my sister Cheyenne, and we had a great time. I don't know what is about shopping that gets me so pumped but I like it. After that we went out to eat, I was feeling a little nervous about going to a restaurant because I tend to over eat when I go out, but a bad waitress saved me. I ordered a chicken parm sub and asked her not to but any onions in or near it( I REALLY hate onions) and when she returned to the table to my dismay she had put some on. I suffered through ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 23:50:58 EST Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418257 just returned from a long camping trip with my mom, I had such a fun time zip lining, hiking, and boating. I wish I could of lost more weight on this trip, but I'm not regretting it. when I got home I immediately hopped back on the workout schedule and have lost 5 pounds just in this last week. I'm feeling very good about myself and I hope everything keeps going smooth. <BR> <BR> P.S- you don't ever have to pay for another workout video again...there's this great Jillian Michaels workout v... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:14:34 EST my mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407252 today is the first day I get to see my mom in 5 or 6 months, I am very excited. she is also going through a complete self image change. my mom was a drug abuser for many years, but when she realized it was hurting me and herself she pack up her things and checked into a rehab clinic. though she has had many struggles she picks herself up and is making the best out of life. my mom is an inspiration:) and I don't know what I would do without her. <em>30</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:31:12 EST i need some assistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405642 I had my cousins grad party today and like every family get together there was a ridiculous amount of food there. I tried to refrain the best I could(I even managed to scarf down cake), but I still ended up eating 2 pull pork sandwiches. does anyone know a trick or something to stop you from eating more when your outside your home? <BR> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:04:27 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404702 I know its still early but im already feeling better, this morning I had 2 pieces of peanut butter toast and for lunch im having a spinach salad with a light balsamic dressing. im going to cleans my body of all the harsh toxins I put in my body yesterday and just move forward from it. im still a little disappointed with my food lust but Im moving past it:) thank you all for your support! <em>30</em> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:27:20 EST i cant believe i did that.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404132 only a week into my diet and I already cheat:( im so upset with myself, it almost making me sick. I want to healthy so bad and I eat McDonalds, movie theater popcorn, candy, ect! If I stay in my house than I exercise, eat well and feel good about myself, but as soon as I go out, I go back to my old habits. and my dad doesn't make me feel any better with his constant side comments like "well you 'diets' going well" and "well you really stuck to that one". I know he means well and only wants th... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:18:56 EST feeling loved:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401523 I guess I really didn't know what to expect from this website but I must say that everyone on here is really caring and understanding. I posted a comment yesterday and got words of wisdom from a very nice person. I cant say enough how much I appreciate the motivation and kind words:) thank you all. <em>334</em> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:47:29 EST starting to feel it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401514 m starting to feel the hunger and the pain from running and exercising, I know it is a good thing but part of me just wants to rip open my freezer and eat ice cream. Hopefully I have more self control than that.lol. <em>4</em> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:38:41 EST June 24, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400355 today I am weighing in at 190.8, I am embarrassed to put my weight out there but I think that it will motivate me to do better. And whenever I look back at this post I can think of how far I have come as a person. <em>192</em> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:05:05 EST The begining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399717 Right now I'm a feeling lost and hopeless. I see all the people it comes so easy for and it makes me question why I am like this, why is anyone like this? But then I think to myself that the reason god made me bigger, is so I can have the strength and the will power to push myself to being a healthier person. All the skinny people might not have to work as hard as I do but in the end I will be the one who comes out on top! <em>104</em> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:23:59 EST