FANATICONE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FANATICONE FANATICONE'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/ Feeling Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424156 I can't believe I have been on the Eat to Live journey for just over three weeks now. It is amazing the changes that I feel already. I am no longer a coca-cola junkie. I haven't had a headache in weeks (since the initial withdrawal stage). I have lost 18 lbs so far and the water retention throughout my body is subsiding. This lifestyle change is incredible. I am so excited knowing that the further I go with this the better mother and wife I will be. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:54:17 EST On the right track... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411311 I am nearing the end of week 2 of my lifestyle change. I have been doing Insanity Pure Cardio 3 x per week and Pilates 2 x per week. Strengthening my post baby core. I have also started following Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live program. I am already down 12 lbs and nearly 10 inches. I am definitely on the right track to lose the 50+ lbs I need to lose. I already feel amazing since I have been eating all natural non-processed foods. I had three days of withdrawal symptoms, but after that... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 09:00:08 EST Moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3572519 Wow! Did Insanity - Max Interval Circuit last night. I did much better than the last time. I was able to do the side suidcides, which I could not do before. I have hit a plateau with the pounds lost, but I did add up that I have lost 20 inches in total, which I feel really good about. I am going to keep pushing through! Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:00:44 EST Rough Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3549415 I had been doing so well, but this past week, things didn't go so well for me. I had to work a lot of Overtime...some of the time was from 8:00 pm at night until 4:00 am in the morning. It took it's toll on my sleep and left me little time for working out. I had no energy and was not getting enough sleep. I still feel a little out of sorts, but am going to get back on board my program tonight. Got to pick myself back up and dig deeper! Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:02:17 EST Game On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3500647 WOW! I just got back from a fantastic, relaxing vacation at the beach. I had a great time, but yesterday I started back up with Month 2 of my Insanity Program. Yesterday and today were both very tough, but I know that as each workout is completed I will become stronger and stronger. I love the fact that I know I can do anything I set my mind to. Someone gave me the following successories saying that reads: <BR> <BR> Imagination: A mind onces stretched by a new idea, never regains its ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 22:01:17 EST Loving It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3432628 I am really loving the Insanity workouts. I killed it today. Made it through all but a few push ups! I was suppposed to be on the recovery week between phase one and two, but I am leaving on vacation next week and decided to do one more week of phase one and do the recovery while I am on vacation. I am feeling super strong now. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:54:23 EST Getting Stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3379653 During my first week of Insanity, I didn't even attempt to do push ups....now I am doing moving push ups...it's amazing how strong I've gotten in just two weeks! I am very excited, and now look forward to getting my butt kicked in my work out. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:27:48 EST Insanity update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3364898 I am on my second week of Insanity. I am feeling stronger and all ready doing more that I did in week one. These dvds motivate you to another level that you might not think you can get too. I am very excited to complete the 60 day program. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:48:56 EST Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3334630 I did my fit test today to start the "Insanity" workout....the fit test was tough....hopefully I will get stronger through this process. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:12:42 EST 2 more inches gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3327298 While my weight may not be coming off as quickly as I would like it to, I did lose two more inches from my waist for a total of 4 inches lost. I've lost 2 from my hips and 2 from my thighs and 1.5 from my arms...I think I can feel pretty happy about that. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:07:47 EST Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3310341 I had a great time on vacation. Went to DC for the first time...walked everywhere! I stayed in Annapolis for my cousin's graduation from the Naval Academy....also walked everywhere. I was not as strict as I should have been, I gained 1.5 lbs back, but that is okay, I am working hard to keep anymore from coming on. I ran Saturday and Sunday (ran 2 minutes/walked 3 minutes) and today I will be doing Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred. Mon, 7 Jun 2010 15:48:26 EST Vacation Worries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3259171 I am leaving on Tuesday for a 6 day vacation. I hope I can stick to my program, especially the diet. I know at least I can go running anywhere I am..so there is no excuse for not exercising. I will be okay...I just have to keep telling myself that. <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> Sun, 23 May 2010 11:08:58 EST Running is fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3257551 I'm not as sore this time out...still running 2 minutes and walking 3. Feeling stronger now! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 22 May 2010 18:59:33 EST Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3247240 Feeling really good today and strong...took my measurements last night and although I'm only down 6 pounds, I've lost 2 inches in my hips and 2 inches in my waist. I'm vey happy about that. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred - Level 3 is intense...I like it better than Level 2, because Level 2 really hurt my wrists. Looking forward to what I can accomplish the rest of this week! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 19 May 2010 15:45:21 EST Running is my new challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3240741 I have found that I really like how running makes me feel. (maybe not during the run, but definately after!) It's a big sense of accomplishment when you make it to the next mark you set for yourself. I know that it will take time to build endurance, but I am excited for the journey. Mon, 17 May 2010 22:34:53 EST Happiness is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3226324 Having the courage to stand up for yourself and say, "I will no longer let food control my life! I am in control of my actions. Every action I take has a consequence. " I am so much happier now. I've only lost a few pounds, but I am in control and loving every minute of it! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 13 May 2010 14:31:03 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3217388 I am feeling better every day. I exercise nearly everyday, I have not had soda in over 2 weeks, and I eat right everyday. All it takes is a little time out of each day for yourself. I used to say I didn't have time to exercise, but I just cut out some TV time and that is now my exercise time. Staying accountable is empowering. I look forward to the day when I can run a 5k without stopping. <BR> <em>306</em> Tue, 11 May 2010 09:10:53 EST I'm a Runner! (almost) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3209512 I am very excited, for today I began my journey to becoming a runner! I ran 2 minutes, walked 3 minutes and so on for a total of 30 minutes. When I thought I was too tired to keep running I just kept telling myself, I can do anything for 2 minutes, and before I knew it, it was time to walk again. I am very proud of my commitment to myself and making progress towards meeting my goals! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 8 May 2010 23:43:58 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3204310 Happy Friday! It's been a good week. No Soda all week! For those of you who were as addicted to Soda as I was, you can understand what an accomplishment that is. I have worked out everyday this week. I did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred video 3 times, Pilates 1 time, and strength training exercises 1 time. I will be doing 30 day shred one time over the weekend and will be doing a walk/run program on Saturday. I now look forward to working out. I haven't seen but a couple of pounds melt... Fri, 7 May 2010 09:16:51 EST Staying on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3192656 Although I was not able to exercise yesterday (other than walking to and from the train station approx. 20 minutes) - I stuck to my diet and drinking only water. Today, my husband and I are going to walk 2 times around my apartment complex (which is around 2.75 miles) and then I will do Power 90 Strength training. Tue, 4 May 2010 09:16:49 EST Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3189743 I had a great week last week! I lost 2.5 pounds, didn't drink soda for 5 out of 7 days, and I walked a 5K in 55 minutes. Goal for next year is to be running in the 5K. My whole attitude is changed. I am eating better and think about everything before I put it in my body. I have exercised everyday, even if it's only for 10 minutes, I made myself do something. I got my husband to go walking with me, did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred video 3x, and did some 8 minute toning videos for arms, ... Mon, 3 May 2010 14:29:35 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3166169 I got off track, but after going to a friends party this weekend and seeing the pictures, it really struck me that I am not happy where I am right now. Only I can change things and that is what I am going to do. I am eating right, I did my workout yesterday and I woke up feeling good today. I have to remember that no matter what, I am in control of my actions, no one else is. I hope I can lose 50 pounds by December. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:22:37 EST Magical Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2729874 Feeling great today! Brought all the right kinds of food and have not had a soda (as of 3:16 pm). So far so good. It's really helpful to be able to log the food I eat and stay accountable! Here's to hoping everyone has a great week! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:17:27 EST New Year, New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2703540 Well, the holidays are over and now it is time to buckle down. I have all of these clothes in my closet that I refuse to get rid of. I will be able to fit in them by this summer, that is my goal. I do not want to waste money on new clothes, so I will hunker down now and get it done. Here's to a successful year! Next year will be my 20 year reunion and it would be nice to have this weight off so I can show off! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 11:25:18 EST Set Backs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2553691 We have things in our lives that inevitably can cause us to have a set back. Mine just happened to be going on vacation to my moms. I had a great time, but let the diet restrictions go and now I am right back where I started from. The one thing about set backs, is that you can always turn them around. Tomorrow, the first change will be that I am setting my alarm clark for 5:15 am, so that I can do my cardio workout before going to work. I have found that with the time change it is harder... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:02:55 EST I'm Feeling Good...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2420093 Today is a great day....I started off yesterday good and ended it well. No sodas! What an accomplishment. I just had a fabulous lunch, grilled chicken breast with a salad. It was so yummy! My friend brought in some Cauliflower Cous Cous, which I had found the recipe on line on Friday. She made it and it was fabulous. (very simple to make) You might still be able to find it on yahoo. Have a great day. <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:09:36 EST It's a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2416388 Today is a new day. Tomorrow will be another new day....the choice is yours to make this day a day to remember. A day when you made progress towards a goal, or set a new goal or imagined a future where this isn't so hard anymore. It's like a habit, just like our bad choices became a habit, you have to make exercise and eating right your new habit. <BR> <BR> <BR> Make to day a day you can remember. <em>213</em> Mon, 21 Sep 2009 09:30:48 EST Back on the wagon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2401747 Well, I finally was able to go to the grocery store and get some items that will help me be more in control of my diet. It 's hard at the end of the month when there is no money left and you have to find healthy items with little $. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:12:19 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2360566 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Had a great weekend. It was my husband's nephew's birthday party and it was fun. 5 hours in the hot Florida sun. Fortunately the rain stayed away and the kids were able to have a great time. More importantly, I did not go overboard with all the of the food that was around. I didn't even have a piece of cake. Go Me! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:15:59 EST Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2350679 I'm feeling better today. I finally got back on the scale last night. I thought I had gained all 10 lbs I had lost back, but it was only 4 lbs. I'm finding that it really helps to input all the food I eat and I can see how far off the mark I am getting. I'm going to keep plugging away. I just really need to start exercising now. I will try walking tonight after dinner and see how that goes. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:11:15 EST Sub-conscious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2347492 Well, here I go again. September 26 will be 6 years since my father passed away. Every year I inevitably gain between 10-15 lbs from the end of July until about now, when I realize what I am doing. I seem to lose all control and will-power but it takes me a month to realize it. I don't want to keep doing this every year, I'll never get anywhere. <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:12:05 EST Blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2328996 Well, I am still feeling pretty blah today....not followingthe program too well. I will try again on Monday. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:45:31 EST Weekend Ills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2243302 Well, this weekend didn't go that well. I was fairly ill and ended up drinking soda. It's Monday and I am starting fresh this week...off to a good start so far. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:15:17 EST Temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2230487 With all the temptations at work, I am very glad to say I have barely faltered in my nutrition choices. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:47:04 EST