FENCE007's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FENCE007 FENCE007'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/ Wow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4141282 ...I haven't been here since October. So much has gone on since then and I have gained another 15-20 pounds since I was here. <BR> <BR> I tried Weight Watchers - couldn't stand counting points, real calories make so much more sense - and failed, so I'm back here again. I also couldn't afford WW, and I love the Spark community. <BR> <BR> I need to get down to close to 200 by my birthday and I can do it if I can lose 2 lbs a week. <BR> I injured my back in late January and have 2 herniate... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:14:16 EST Competition FAIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3717527 Well... <BR> <BR> We tried to do our competition but my girlfriend was diagnosed with MS and had a huge episode right after we started. That set us back a lot. She's doing mostly better and we just started a Couch to 5K program because we're both super lazy and fat. <BR> <BR> I'm looking to SparkPeople to help me out this time. I keep starting and stopping and never following through because life gets in the way. I need some strategies to keep me going on the weightloss and fitness jour... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:48:33 EST Revving up yet again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3428632 Wow, the last time I posted was April 15th! A lot has happened since then. It is a mixed bag of stuff. <BR> <BR> In May I totally stopped going to the gym. Work got super hectic and I just couldn't find the time. My girlfriend and I stopped going together, which also didn't help, because I was a little inspired by working out with her. <BR> <BR> By the first week of June I had gained back 1/2 the weight I'd lost in the previous 3 months and there still didn't seem to be a way to get back i... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:54:06 EST Happy things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3122620 Today I want to share some happy things! <BR> <BR> I lost 2 lbs last week. Woo hoo! If I can keep losing 2 lbs a week until June I'll be pretty close to my goal. I'm not going to make my goal by the goal date, but it'll come soon after! <BR> <BR> I met someone! Well, really I just started hanging out with someone I know a lot more and a romance blossomed. Super exciting. She's supportive of my weight loss goals and exercise goals and even exercises with me! We both have some weight to los... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:38:09 EST Seven weeks to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3087869 Well, I'm down 16 pounds and I have 24 to go before I hit my first goal. I really wanted to hit that 40 pound mark by June 1, but I don't think I can lose 24 pounds in 7 weeks. Not unless I do something drastic, which isn't healthy. <BR> <BR> I'm a little sad that I'm not going to hit the goal, but I do know that I'll be able to be happy with my success so far and I think I can lose another 14 by the time I need to fly to NYC for my cousin's wedding. Slow and steady wins the race, right? <BR... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 16:29:23 EST Food addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3015711 Am I addicted to food? <BR> <BR> I love to eat. When I eat, I sometimes eat too much, but only if I'm eating at a restaurant. Lately I've been chosing restaurant food over good-for-me food. <BR> <BR> I need to be more planful of my meals. I've got breakfast and lunch under control. I plan for those. It is dinner where I find myself falling off the wagon. I get invited to go out with someone and then I pick the thing that sounds best, not the healthiest. <BR> <BR> I know I'm the only one ... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:51:06 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2973898 Oh no! my SparkFriends!!!! <BR> <BR> I seriously backslid this weekend and now I'm paying for it with a bit of a weight gain. I'm back in the saddle again with a decent showing in the calories department on Sunday plus a workout, and today is on the right track too - a yoga session this afternoon followed by spin class tonight. And I'm right on the money for the calorie count today, so that's good. <BR> <BR> I'm pleased that I'm back on track, because that's the best thing to do. No sense i... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:49:09 EST Perseverance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2918346 Sometimes it is really hard to continue with this lifestyle change. Especially when the scale moves so incrementally. I'm only losing about a pound a week and I was really hoping to lose two or more. I kind of thought that because I'm really changing my eating habits and exercising habits the weight would have come off more quickly. <BR> <BR> That being said, I'm not always being 100% on track. I get sidetracked by "fun" things too easily. I can stay on the calorie track 100% Sunday through ... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:32:42 EST Sacrifice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2895245 I'm giving up fast food, burgers and beer for Lent. <BR> <BR> I'm not super religious, but I do believe that sacrifice can be good for you. <BR> <BR> I also believe that I should take care of the body I have and treating it right means not filling it full of crap. I know that stuff isn't bad in moderation, but I have a hard time moderating. So, no fast food, burgers or beer for 40 days. <BR> <BR> I'm kind of excited about the challenge. <BR> <BR> Today was a great day. I ate within my c... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:45:55 EST MOTIVATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2814836 I am tired of complaining in all my blog posts. <BR> I'm setting a new personal goal to be positive a lot more often. <BR> <BR> This week has been awesome! <BR> I worked out four times four times this week and did everything from yoga and pilates to cardio and weights. It was amazing! <BR> I also stayed within my calorie goals 90 percent of the time and never went more than 100 calories over (which I did just once). <BR> <BR> But here's the big motivator: <BR> I work out at a brand new LA ... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:06:53 EST Last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2744078 Last night I kind of blew it. <BR> I'm not beating myself up about it but I want to write down what happened so it doesn't happen again. <BR> <BR> It all started when I got on the bus. I got on the WRONG bus and ended up on the other side of the world before I could get a bus going back to where I needed to go. <BR> This meant I didn't get to the gym in time for my spin class at all and then I had to go right home to take care of the dog. <BR> <BR> Instead of doing Wii fit or an exercise vi... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:21:10 EST Day 1...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2739084 Here I am again at day 1. <BR> <BR> I still have lost four pounds from the last time I started over about five weeks ago. I feel pretty good about that. <BR> <BR> I'm staying within my calorie range and I've started back up at the gym regularly again. I'm excited to be at the gym on a regular basis. It really gets my energy going! When I work out, the next morning is infinitely better for me - yay working out, yay spin class! <BR> <BR> I know I can still make the drop of 42 lbs by June 1, ... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:26:20 EST And so it goes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2642589 So week one saw a 5.5 lb loss, which I thought was a bit much but was thrilled about nonetheless. <BR> <BR> In my heart I knew it wasn't sustainable, but this week so far I've only lost one lb and that's a little disappointing. I know my official weigh in day is Monday morning and I could lose a pound before then, but it still feels like I'm letting myself down. I know it is a healthy way to lose weight, one or two pounds a week, but I've changed so much that I'd like it to happen faster. <... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:01:49 EST Keepin' on, keepin' on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2633352 Okay, so, practically every month since August I've posted something saying that I'm about to get going on this weight loss thing. I've rededicated myself for more than four months. <BR> <BR> Well, here's a news flash folks: I'm REALLY doing it! <BR> <BR> I started officially on 12/7. I had taken some baby steps before that - setting up personal training appointments at the gym twice a week, and religiously entering in my food intake. It was when I noticed that I was eating more than 2,000 ... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:04:23 EST Moving on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2460065 Moving on is tough, but I honestly started this weekend when I moved into my own place. It is going to be a good thing for me to get on with my life and get back into doing the stuff I WANT to do and can do. And part of that is being healthier. I've definitely been eating better (less) lately and that feels really good. <BR> <BR> I have a friend who has lost quite a bit of weight and she's kind of an inspiration for me. She works out almost every day and eats right. I'm going to try to be l... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:15:13 EST struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2399088 Okay, I am really struggling right now. There are a couple of reasons: <BR> <BR> 1. I'm eating well during the day but when it comes to dinner, I'm failing miserably. <BR> I'm always eating on the run lately at night and so I'm making poor choices. I know I can make healthier choices, I just have to plan for it. I know I can do this. <BR> <BR> 2. I have too many extracurricular activities and I don't have any time for exercise. I get in three "workouts" a week when I do two hour-long yoga c... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:40:03 EST New day, new month, new me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2364577 I am so excited to be beginning the month of September and my 33rd year at about the same time. This is the year that big changes and big things are going to happen for me. I'm excited to see out 2009 with some weight loss and lifestyle changes and start 2010 with a bang. 2010 will see me reaching my weight loss and fitness goals, and then setting some new ones to keep me going. <BR> <BR> Since the break-up I've been seeing old friends and making new ones and having a really great time. I'm ... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 11:59:23 EST ch ch ch changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2332320 Okay, so big news in my life is that there's never going to be a baby. So we'll get that out right off the bat. My (now ex) partner broke up with me a couple weeks ago. <BR> <BR> I'm doing okay and I'm not letting it affect my eating habits. I've been really good about eating lately and I've been much better about exercising. <BR> <BR> She (my ex and now my room mate) is doing a Biggest Loser competition at work and I can't participate. BUT I'm stepping up to the challenge and I'm going to ... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:55:59 EST Bike! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2171899 I rode the ole bike to work again today. <BR> I took a different route and didn't get lost. It was great fun. <BR> I do wish I had a different bike, though. But, I've got what I've got and that's how it is going to be for now. <BR> <BR> I even ate a regular amount of food and I feel good so far. It is early still, and I'm pretty sure I'll get hungry before I make it home for dinner, but that's okay. <BR> Healthy food is on the menu for dinner. We went to the grocery store yesterday and got a... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 16:08:47 EST baby making http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2163944 Well, we finally got the go-ahead to inseminate, so yesterday and today that's what's going to happen. I'm trying not to get too excited, since we've had so much disappointment in the past, but it is at least a little exciting. <BR> <BR> I know that once we see the plus sign on that pregnancy test I'm going to have a real motivator to lose weight. I can't be overweight and be a good mom! I huff and puff up the stairs or small inclines as it is - doing that with a baby will be even harder! <B... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:17:31 EST BIG step today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2115765 I've talked about it, I've blogged about it, I've purchased things for the adventure and today I finally did it. <BR> <BR> I rode my bike half way to work! <BR> <BR> I got up at 5:30 and took care of the animals and had breakfast, and then I got on my bike at about 6:30 and took off! It was hard work and I sweated, and I'm sure I'm going to pay for it tomorrow, but it was great! It was a beautiful morning - not to warm, not too cool - and the trail was nice and not too busy. I did get a lit... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 11:10:14 EST Exercise really does feel good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2113302 So I didn't go to the gym, or lace up my running shoes and go for a jog, but I did climb (and descend) three flights of stairs MANY times while helping a friend move on Saturday and I raked and dug in the garden for about an hour on Saturday (AFTER all the moving) and two hours or so on Sunday. That felt pretty good. <BR> <BR> Then this morning I took the dog for a walk for about 30 minutes. It was great. Even though it was really hard to get up in the morning at 5:30 I still did it and I go... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 16:33:48 EST Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2075857 My doctor basically told me I'm fat this morning. She'd never done that before. <BR> <BR> So I'm feeling particularly fat and unfit. <BR> <BR> She suggested riding a bike for exercise since walking causes so much leg pain. We're working on figuring out what that is - I go to the vascular center tomorrow morning - but she definitely told me I need to exercise more to lose more weight to get to be a healthier Fence007. <BR> <BR> I have a couple of exercise choices, but I'm scared to start be... Tue, 19 May 2009 15:21:53 EST It's been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2052374 It has been a while since I last posted and things haven't been going all that well. <BR> <BR> I'm doing a good job of sticking to the calorie limits set by SparkPeople about 90 percent of the time. I'm tracking every week day and even some weekend food. But weekends are my downfall. I get so busy with working on the weekend and eating crappy food that I forget to put it into the tracker (or I just don't do it because I know I'll be over). <BR> <BR> Calories aside, I'm worried I'm not going... Mon, 11 May 2009 11:51:35 EST Welcome dorkyfaerie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2032279 My partner Dorkyfaerie joined SparkPeople way back when I did last April. Now she's back on board with me and we're going to SparkPeople our way to having a baby and being fit and active. <BR> <BR> I had kind of a backsliding weekend with ice cream and pancakes and Twizzlers and breadsticks and all sorts of fun, fattening foods. Now with Dorkyfaerie's help, I'm going to make weekends as healthy as my weekdays are. Yay! <BR> <BR> And I joined the Lesbian Cafe challenge for the month of May w... Mon, 4 May 2009 14:42:31 EST Horrible discovery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1993573 This is horrible and embarrassing, but I must write about it publically because if I don't, I'll forget all about it happening and I won't do anything about it. <BR> <BR> I've worn through my pants at the thighs. That's from all the rubbing together that my fat little thighs do during the day. This is horrific to me! <BR> <BR> Is this the thing that's going to get me off my a** and exercising? <BR> Perhaps it is. We've pledged to take the dog for a walk tonight, so that's a good thing. <BR>... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:27:32 EST Frustrated with self! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1990444 Okay, so last Wednesday was supposed to be the beginning of the beginning. Starting all over fresh and new with new goals and amazing stick-to-it-iveness was an exciting idea for me. <BR> <BR> Then life intervened. <BR> <BR> So, I need to figure out how to get motivated to really do this thing. Eating right is no longer a challenge for me. I've been working on that for a while now, so that's pretty much standard for a day. Weekends are iffy, but I try to choose healthier not-so-good-for-me... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:12:35 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1975037 Okay, today is the first day of the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> This month marks my 12th month as a member of SparkPeople and I haven't lost a damn thing and kept it off so I'm starting over. Last year didn't count. This year does. <BR> I even signed the little membership card and pledge and put it up at work. I might make a copy of it and put one at home too. So now I've pledged to change my lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I also put up photos of Sione from the Biggest Loser before and after. He's aw... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:30:46 EST Humpday thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1954919 Update from yesterday: I drank all eight of my glasses of water and I'm on my way to doing the same today. I'm even starting earlier, which is great. I enjoy drinking the water. It really does keep me from getting as hungry! <BR> <BR> Today it was super hard to get out of bed, so I missed my workout again. I ate a good, reasonably low-calorie breakfast, so that was good. I keep reading on here that every day is a new day, however, so tomorrow is a new day and I plan to go to the gym in the a... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:19:59 EST Water, water everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1952158 ...and I'm drinking every drop! <BR> <BR> Today I made it a mini goal to drink eight glasses of water. I'm about 1/3 of the way there at 2:40 p.m. That's not TOO bad, but it could be better. <BR> <BR> I know I should drink my eight glasses - mostly because it helps me feel full longer - but also because it is better for my overall health. In fact, I went to the doctor this morning to talk about the nagging pain in my calf and she asked if I was drinking enough water. So...there you have it:... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:40:16 EST Weekend blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1949007 Once again, I failed to do any kind of exercise or keep tabs on my eating this weekend. <BR> I know I should be eating healthily for every meal, every day, but somehow, on the weekend, I can't seem to do it. I'm always out and about or being invited someplace for drinks or dinner. And then there's the snacking. I don't know why it happens on the weekend and not during the week. Woe is me. <BR> <BR> Okay, I know, I'm complaining. I'll just set a goal that next weekend is better. Weekends coun... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 17:03:21 EST Missed my workout this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1940447 Well, I couldn't haul the old lard butt out of bed this morning, so my workout fell by the wayside. I'm planning to do some Wii fit exercising tonight so I'll feel better once I've got that under my butt. <BR> <BR> It is so much easier when I get up early, so I just need to remember that and just do it. Like Nike, I guess. <BR> <BR> As for food, today was a pretty good day even though I ate out for both meals so far and am likely to eat out for dinner as well. Oatmeal from Starbucks was a g... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 16:02:14 EST Getting up isn't that hard to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1936807 So far I'm doing well with the 5 a.m. wake up call. Except for being sick on Monday, I've been up and at 'em this week. <BR> <BR> I like being at the gym when it is fairly quiet. There are plenty of machines to use and the weight area is quiet, too. No fighting with people for a shower, either. <BR> <BR> I would really benefit from a group fitness class, however, and I'm missing step aerobics. I love step but there isn't a class for me to take at my gym at a time that works for me. The Wii ... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:30:27 EST Fiber-riffic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1295741 I was looking for a list of high fiber foods and found this page. <BR> Check it out if you need to add fiber to your diet. <BR> <BR> http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4<BR>9479.asp Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:26:40 EST