FIT_DAISHA's SparkPeople Blog FIT_DAISHA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Binge of All Binges.... I am feeling like a bloated, out of control alien tonight! I am so disappointed in myself. For the last several months I have managed to control myself and not give in to my desire to binge eat. I have maintained control and relied on my willpower to keep my diet in check. But tonight, for whatever reason, I failed and binged on several junk food items over the course of 3.5 hours. (chocolate cake, M&Ms, beef from dinner & A large bowl of fruit!!) <BR> I am writing this because, like any ad... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:07:57 EST Pep Talk With Myself... It would seem I have hit a plateau... 22lbs down and a knee injury has stalled my weightloss. I am not going to do what I normally do and give up. I have worked too hard and have earned those 22 lbs I lost. I will keep up the work... I was able to do some vigorous cardio last night without hurting my knee. We will see what the scale says next week. =) OK, glad we had this pep talk! <BR> <BR> xxxooo Daisha (pic is recent... I can see the weight that has come off my cheeks) <BR> <BR> <img... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 17:51:14 EST Yesterdays Blah is Todays Backup Plan!! So I decided that, since I am in much better physical condition than I was a month ago, that it would be a great idea to get out and run some sprints with my 14 year old son, Damian. I felt great... I was a mere 2 seconds behind him in time, my lungs were expanded and breathing ferociously, my legs were strong and powerful... I was on top of the world... <BR> Until the next morning when I had to low crawl to get out of bed... *tears* Everything hurt... my arms, my thighs.. but those hurt ... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:36:04 EST My Support Team This time is different for me than any other time I have tried to get healthy and fit. I have struggled with my weigh throughout my adult life. I have been on the roller coaster of "up,up,up, down" for years. I topped out at almost 280lbs about 8 years ago. I slipped into a horrible depression, slept 20 hours a day, did not eat and lost 40 lbs. When I felt better about myself, I worked out and still continued to starve my body while losing another 50lbs. With the weight gone and my confidence... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:44:55 EST Dancing with the Babies I had not realized just how little energy I had until recently. Every day this week I have turned on Pandora radio to the Toddler station and danced with my 3 and 2 year olds. My 14 year old even got into it with us on Tuesday when he was home from school. We did the Hokey Pokey, we shook like trees to Shake Senora. We laughed and spun around the living room and it was amazing. A month ago that would have rendered me breathless and tired. Not this week. <BR> Sometimes it is the small things.... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:00:17 EST Hanging In There =) Well, the cold bug has hit our house! Started with my eldest and worked it's way right through us, hitting me LAST, of course! I learned something with that cold, though: At the worst of the cold, my lungs were stiff & congested, so I did not work out for two days. On the next day, feeling much better, I hopped onto the treadmill and went at it like usual, only to find it was almost like getting on the treadmill for the very first time!!! My calf muscles burned, my lungs screamed. Even my el... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:07:18 EST The Great Gym Debate OK, I work out at home 5-6 days a week. Alone. With no one watching. Except maybe my kids, from their bedroom if they have woken up from their naps before I am done. I am finding it difficult to stay motivated & on track while doing this by myself. We just moved to the town 2 months ago- I have only one friend, and she is bedridden with complications with her pregnancy. So I have started looking into joining a gym. The only thing really holding me back is ( I am sure you guys already know) m... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:40:35 EST Sabotaging Myself I think I sabotage myself. EVERY time I start to get into a good groove, start seeing some results, I can not help but sabotage my success. It starts simply enough- a cookie here, dinner out there. Next thing I know all my success is out the window & I am feeling crappier than ever. Not this time. So, I had a bad day. ( a REALLLLLLLY REALLLLLLY bad bad day today) It is ok. I will pick back up tomorrow, and now that I am paying attention,I can work harder to NOT sabotage my efforts. I really w... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:46:53 EST Happy Friday! Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful, funfilled weekend!! =) <em>30</em> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:15:31 EST So Far So far so goo! I have cheated a little bit on my scale goal, but everything else is going very well. I have noticed (sorry if TMI, Men) that for a few days leading up to my period I put on 4lbs. Anyone else notice a slight increase on the scale at that time of the month?? Thu, 6 Oct 2011 09:50:26 EST Living By the Scale & Denise Austin Enough already!! I jump on my scale at least 10 times a day!!! I know, rationally, that weight fluctuates & I should only weigh in once a week. But I am more an OCD type personalty, so I find it hard not to obsess with the #s!!!!!! So, and I am pronouncing this before you all and to my self, From now on I will ONLY step up on that scale on Friday Mornings. My husband will be in charge of taking the scale out of the house and returning it only on Friday mornings. It is Law because I have comma... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:58:02 EST Ketosis =) Well, my body is now in a state of ketosis. I feel pretty good- no huge energy bursts to report. I will say the funny taste in my mouth is something to get used to. <em>2</em> but all in all I am fairing well. I really think that I may well be on my way to a lifestyle change. I like the way I feel free of all the sugary junk. We will see. I hope everyone else is feeling as good as I am today! <BR> xxxooo <BR> Daisha <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Oh, and 9 lbs lost so far!! =) Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:56:18 EST Low Carbs- 5 Days in 3 years ago I quit smoking. I thought that was the hardest addiction I would ever have to overcome (and only addiction!! lol) Now that I am into the 5th day with 20 carbs a day i realize I was wrong. Sugar/pasta/bread are the hardest addictions I will have to overcome!! I have done very well, especially with all the sugary sweets and cereals in this house. I have maintained my carb count and am feeling pretty darn good about myself. 7 lbs lost helps <em>9</em> I know it is just the beginnin... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:00:06 EST A Slight Change of Strategy I decided to go low carb. <em>211</em> Right now I am on my 3rd day of the Atkins Induction phase, and am feeling pretty good. I realize there is not a lot of support for this method of weight loss (at least from some blogs on other sites I have read) But I am feeling very positive & optimistic. I am continuing my exercise & drinking TONS of water. Right now I am keeping my net carbs under 20. Anyone else using this method to lose weight? Any pointers? <em>334</em> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:07:51 EST I am an Addict- Food is my Drug OK, I am admitting it. My name is Daisha and I am an addict. A FOOD addict. I LOVE food. It is not only yummy & tasty, or full of nutritious and necessary vitamins & minerals. It is also my bff, my confidant, my sickly obsession. Yes, I obsess over food. I spent several hours the other night fighting inside my own head so as to NOT get up and rummage through the kitchen to find something to eat!!! Who does that???? An addict. <BR> Before I truly decided to make healthier choices I never paid ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:56:53 EST A Weekend Error Ah, the vicious weekend cycle!! My intentions were to maintain my calorie intake, but I failed miserably. BUT, I am not going to beat myself up. I am going to work out a little longer tomorrow and get back on the saddle. Usually I would just give up, quit, and fall back into old habits. NOT this time!! =) Wish me luck!! Sat, 17 Sep 2011 22:07:46 EST Oh Whatta Walk I must say, I was not convinced that Sparkpeople would motivate me. Yes, I was going to try it out, and yes, I would utilize it. But today, the drive for Spark Points & the need to reach the goal that pops up every time I log in made me push myself in a good way. I was ready to give in at the 1.5 mile mark during my 1st walk at the waterfront trail today. I knew I could walk more, but I didn't want to. I contemplated using my children as the perfect excuse for quitting. I mean, it was a lit... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:58:40 EST Naked Picture of Myself.... No, no, no. Naughty minds! =) There are no naked pictures here. Rather, I took a naked picture of myself with my camera and then had a good, TRUE look at myself. WOW! is all I can say. Not very attractive, though my husband would beg to differ. =) I have three beautiful children, 2 that were born 12 months and 2 weeks apart. I tell everyone that they are my body squashers, but the truth is my weight & body have been in disrepair my whole life. I am pretty, of that I am sure, and my eyes and... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 13:13:09 EST