FELISHA_ADAMS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FELISHA%5FADAMS FELISHA_ADAMS'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/ Don't laugh at my 5 day success!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191400 I realize 5 days isn't a lot. But it's more than nothing :) And I'm pretty pleased with that. You have to start somewhere, right? <BR> <BR> School starts on the 10th, and that's where the real test is going to begin; real life. I love it though, because during school I don't have to prepare meals-- I have the cafeteria. <BR> So here's my plan: <BR> 1. Workout 30-60 minutes every day (depending on how hard the workout is) <BR> 2. Eat 1200 calories a day. I will achieve this by eatin... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:01:29 EST The time's going to pass anyway, better make it count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188091 So.... I woke up today inspired. Motivated. And I'm so glad. <BR> <BR> So many times I've given up because I look at how faaaar I still have to go.... Which doesn't even make sense. It's not like I have much else to do. And why wouldn't I want to stick with this? It's going to make my future healthier, my children healthier, and my life happier. Why would I not want that? <BR> <BR> Simple answer: I'm lazy. <BR> <BR> True answer: I don't want it bad enough. <BR> <BR> But I believe that ha... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:58:37 EST Which Wich!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186370 So today my best friend and I are going to Which Wich, and I've never been. Super stoked! Apparently it's like Subway? Anyhow super excited! <BR> <BR> In other news I have to work today. I haven't worked since the 26th, so I've gotten kind of lazy. It's nice being able to do what I want! However, the check at the end of the week is always nice lol <BR> <BR> Eating wise I'm doing well (only day 2 after all). I exercised yesterday to the Biggest Loser workout and it made me WORK! I was reall... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:34:32 EST -- Insert witty, cliche title here-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183916 Okay so I know it's the first of January and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. <BR> <BR> But I'm back :) Sorry for leaving :/ <BR> <BR> So count me in on the bandwagon if you want. <BR> <BR> I'm gonna be me and do the best I can. <BR> <BR> Thanks to all those supporting me! :) Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:12:46 EST :( :( OH NO!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098668 So I hopped on the scale today and it says I'm 219. WHAT?! I've been eating right and being active. What happened?! :( My weight last week was 213. I am super disappointed.... I am really frustrated at this moment. Guess I need to work out more this week! :( Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:51:09 EST Who did what?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097209 So Friday morning I woke up and I felt awful. My head and stomach were both killing me. I arranged for a friend to bring my assignments to class, and fell back asleep. I was supposed to work at six pm, so I called in. <BR> <BR> Around noon my roommate left for the weekend. The friend who brought my assignments to class came and checked on me several times, bringing me vaporub and Immune Support tablets (Since before this school year I was never sick, and now I always am!). She is such a swe... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 05:57:46 EST One day at a time.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095107 So I'm still doing well! Eating well, being active, being happy, etc! The only downside is I stillll have that cough. But I don't feel bad other than that. It's a deep chest cough, and super annoying! however, praise the Lord that I don't feel terrible! :) <BR> <BR> In other news, I am tired. College is wonderful, love the people, opportunities and the spiritual learning environment. I don't have class until 10 am today, then we have chapel. Woot! I can honestly say that while I have trials,... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:29:48 EST Guess you don't know me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092809 Sooo this "diet"/lifestyle thing is way easier than all the previous times! I used to be embarrassed to tell people I was dieting, eating healthier, or had lost weight.... But now I'm not! <BR> <BR> Like my roommate (Name is Jord for future reference) is talking to a guy, and at lunch today he was like "Why aren't you eating spaghetti??" (I had a salad w/ cheese and some ranch!) And we talked about how I was on a diet, and while it differed little in calories (because my ranch and cheese) i... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 14:31:28 EST What?! Is that victory I see?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089771 AUGH!!!! I lost two more pounds :) Total: Seven pounds. Some of you may ask, "So, what's the big deal?"So here's why I'm so excited about two pounds. And even more excited with my overall seven pound loss. <BR> <BR> I am 7% done with my goal. <BR> I am 7 pounds lighter. <BR> I have stuck with this for a little over two weeks. <BR> I was sick this week, and didn't exercise a lick. <BR> I work fast food, so calorie restriction is hard! <BR> <BR> I am so incredibly excited! I was super nervou... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:33:35 EST One, two, three.... GO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088583 So I'm still sick :/ I went to work last night, but two hours later my boss kicked me off the clock and told me to go home and get better. So I drove home (an hour) and saw my family, then slept in until 3:30. Woke up exhausted, still feel terrible. Deep chest cough, super tired. Yuck. <BR> <BR> My plans for this week were awesome! I was going to exercise and do homework so I'd be caught up! Instead all I've had energy for is work then sleep and more sleep. <BR> <BR> I am not too excited to... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 02:15:07 EST Week break from school and.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085307 I'm getting sick (or a cold at the least)! It's terrible! I wanted to do lots of homework this week, but all I really wanna do is sleep now. I work 40 ish hours this week, so that's a plus! <BR> <BR> We got new registers at work, and while getting used to them is weird, I love them! They're fancy yet simple. Soo much better than the ones we had before! <BR> <BR> But yeah.... I feel terrible! I have a deep chest cough and my throat hurts (prob from coughing so much). I just wanna sleep. A f... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:51:53 EST Discouragers.... Thanks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082288 On my wall I have a list of 100 reasons to lose 100 pounds, that I thought of myself. One of my close friends was in my room and was like "I don't like it. You're running yourself down. I hate this list." I was kinda offended. I know she means well.... But at the same time I'm NOT running myself down. All of those reasons are super encouraging for me, and she (and others) seem to think I am downing myself. <BR> <BR> I love myself! I'm not at the weight I want, but I do know I am valuable. I... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:43:23 EST And the verdict is.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080761 Phenomenal! <BR> <BR> I lost 5 pounds this week and I am super excited! I stuck to my calories, I exercised and I didn't go overboard either way. I know that my weight loss will slow down, but this is incredible! I am so glad I kickstarted my loss this way :) <BR> <BR> Augh I am incredibly happy! I was so worried, because this week has been rather easy for me! And I even went out to eat twice. It's easy to know what to eat if you research first :) <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:33:27 EST Another Saturday wasted.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079455 Today I work 11-8! Soo not fun hours, but I definitely need the money! <BR> <BR> In other news, I weigh myself tomorrow and I'm really nervous/ready! I want to see so bad. Yesterday I was super tempted to look early, so my friend compromised with me. I got on the scale, but she looked and I didn't. She simply said "I'm proud of you". So it can't be too bad! <BR> <BR> As for calories, I didn't reach my minimum yesterday :/ Buuut that's okay because I have every other day. <BR> <BR> After... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:26:05 EST One small bite for me :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079078 Today before work my roommate and a few other's wanted to go to Chili's for dinner, and invited me along. I didn't get off work until 9:30, and had already eaten half my daily calories. I really wanted to go because it's not very often I get to hang out with everyone. <BR> <BR> So at work it was horrible, customers and my boss put me in a terrible mood.... And I wanted to eat everything in sight. I was sooo frustrated. But I kept reminding myself "keep going.. You knew it would be hard. Don'... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:27:38 EST Scale, scale on the floor who is the thinnest of them all? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078163 .... Not me! But that's okay :) <BR> <BR> Today marks 1 week of me being on a journey to get healthy! :) I am super excited, because I haven't even thought about quitting!! <BR> <BR> The assistant manager at my store knows I'm on a diet, and yesterday I said I was hungry, so I disappeared into the fridge for grilled chicken. All the sudden I hear her yell "You're on a diet, you better not get anything but grilled chicken!" I was like "aww" lol <BR> <BR> I feel super empowered because of ... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:29:18 EST .... And breathe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077020 So I was up until 1:30 last night (not late for me) studying for a test today, which I did wonderful on! I am almost positive I only missed one question. It was super easy because I studied hardcore for it. <BR> <BR> After the test, all I have is chapel (I go to a bible college) and then I don't go into work until 5. I plan on studying for the test I have tomorrow (which I haven't studied a lick for), and taking a nap. Then I get off at 10:30. I love small shifts!! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is go... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:36:38 EST And real life begins.... NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075900 Okay so I've done well so far, but here comes a true test! I work 1:30 to 10:30 today, missing snack and anything slightly healthy. But on the plus side I have about 550 calories I can use! Woot! I think I'm gonna stick with my grilled chicken wraps (they're amazing!!). Two will fill me up. <BR> <BR> Then, afterwards I have to study for a test tomorrow and clean my room (we have weekly room inspections on Thursday). <BR> <BR> I ate lunch quickly, and have to get ready for work! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:13:05 EST Plans for meh life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074888 So I think I have decided I am sticking with this. Why doubt myself, you ask? Because I've failed hundreds of times before.... <BR> <BR> But I have been using the treadmill 30-45 minutes a day, am eating within my calorie range and eating healthier in general. <BR> <BR> I also decided Sundays are my weigh-in days. It just seems easiest! The best way to start my week!! <BR> <BR> I forgot how much gum I chewed! But with tons of flavor and only 5 calories, what do I have to lose?! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:13:29 EST 100 reasons.... How many do you have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074085 I have to admit.... I love me some projects. When I'm in the mood. Then I'll work on one silly little project for hours, if that's what it takes. Then I'll finish and become uninterested in anything creative or artsy. But last night I was in a "project" mood. <BR> <BR> I began to think of all the reasons I wanted to lose weight.... And there seemed to be a lot of them, more than the average person can think of! So I hopped out of the shower (where most brilliant ideas are born) and got to ty... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:36:12 EST Payyydayyy!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073513 So today was pay day. Super pumped about that! I got to go to the store and buy some healthy foods for when I can't make it to the cafeteria. Normally I'm working during cafeteria supper hours, and I don't wanna keep eating fast food, so that will help! <BR> <BR> I am a huge "snack" person, and so I just eat throughout the day, instead of 3 meals. It works out much better for my life!! The only time I eat a "meal" is lunch. I will eat a salad and whatever healthy part of the meal I can eat.... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:41:15 EST Working.... (my butt off!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072314 So yesterday I worked 11 am to 7 pm and we were slammed the entire time. I didn't get a break, and so I ended up eating taco bell (2 soft tacos, pintos and cheese) for supper. I tried to get all my calories in, but it just didn't work. But I'm proud of myself for not OVEReating or gorging on nasty, high fat/calorie foods. <BR> <BR> Today I worked 11-2, came home and walked on the treadmill 30 minutes, and went home to see my family. I'm in college and working full time, so it's nice to see ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:55:37 EST Quotable!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069411 "The only way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life." <BR> -- Cyril Conolly <BR> <BR> "Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign that something is eating us." <BR> -- Peter De Vries <BR> <BR> "Your body is a temple, not a drive-thru." <BR> -- Anonymous <BR> <BR> "We never repent of having eaten too little." <BR> -- Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Love these quotes, especially the first one! If you're focused and working on your true purpose in life, food is not a hobby! Y... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:56:09 EST Dun dun dun.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069372 So I've been doing well, eating 1200 calories. It is a healthy amount. <BR> <BR> It's just hard because I work fast food.... Until I see the obese people and children. Eating XL foods to match their XL waists. Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging. To be blatantly honest I am one of them. <BR> <BR> But I will change. This will be different. I am motivated. I am tired of being gross. <BR> <BR> I'm a pretty girl.... Who needs to stop hiding behind my fat and be the person I was meant to be....... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:20:08 EST Oh the Ignorance and Irony http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055384 So I ate almost 2000 calories today.... And that disgusts me. But I know it's better now than it was. I am working on it. <BR> <BR> On the plus side, no harmful things (see bulimia, laxatives, etc) were done to my body. <BR> <BR> It's a slow process to figure out how to feed myself right and treat my body with care. I am only 19, and the gripping reality is that bulimia is incredibly dangerous. I have experienced and researched about this thing. <BR> <BR> But this I know. I will get thro... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 01:12:18 EST Funny how those curve balls get ya.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053650 So I've been tracking my food, and doing the best I can. <BR> <BR> I've been getting enough sleep. <BR> <BR> And I'm happy. <BR> <BR> But not healthy. <BR> <BR> And that makes me sad. <BR> <BR> I notice I've been getting more edgy when people talk about food or ask if I'm hungry. <BR> <BR> <BR> Problem? Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:55:39 EST Here's my Story.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047987 So I've been on here before. And I did exceptionally well. I lost 50 pounds, got lazy and quit. And I wasn't even to my goal! Too bad for me. I gained 80 pounds back, and so now I weigh 220 pounds at a very short 5'0. Gross. <BR> <BR> I struggled with eating disorders (see: bulemia) and I'm tired of them. So I need something real. A real loss. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 01:48:39 EST