GGMARKS's SparkPeople Blog GGMARKS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Another Year...Same old Resolution!! Happy New Year to all my fellow Sparkees!!! Today has been a really good start to the next chapter in my life. I swear sometimes it seems like I am turning the pages in the book, but they all say the same thing. Certain parts of my life are just at a stand still. I have another fresh start and 364 more days to continue on this journey to getting it right. A wise friend told me today is the first blank sheet of the 365-page book of life, a fresh start where the past is the past; this is n... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:06:05 EST New Plan!!! I must be crazy these days because I have come up with a new idea. I saw an infomercial for Jillian Michaels' 90 body makeover and decided to try it. Now I KNOW this lady is intense because I bought another set of her DVDs previously looked at it once and never tried them again. That was over 2yrs ago and about 40lbs lighter. <BR> <BR> The idea is to follow the workout and eat the foods that I want rather than go along with the meal plan. I just need to watch my calories. The series c... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:11:56 EST Ready, Set, Goal!! <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> So here it is many days into my goal, where I have still been unmotivated to get serious. I am so tired of being sick. I have been done for almost two weeks now...a week of which I couldn't do really anything including work. I think I would rather have had a cold or the flu rather than been in constant pain and barely about to move, but I am over that portion of it now. The problem is not completely gone and I am contemplating a trip to the doc's office. Anyway,... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:11:46 EST Facing Reality <em>33</em> <BR> So I took a look at things in my life and my health and had to force myself to do a reality check. I did not start on time and do what I was suppose to do in the timeframe I laid out but I have not given up. I plan to start and go hard, realistically, after the new year. It is not a resolution, it is a new lifestyle and a new me. I cannot plan to lose weight as drastically as I do without it being a lifelong thing. So please know that this is to be continued...and as a... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 20:55:16 EST Introduction...Day One Today is the official start of my Lifestyle Change. I thought the best way to really throw myself into this would be to start with a little background on me and then create a plan to aid me in my success as well as measure my achievements. <BR> <BR> I am 27 years old as of 11/09/11. I weigh an estimated 274 pounds. Since I plan to use my Wii Fit Board as my scale to determine my success, I will know an exact figure by tonight when I do my fitness activity for the day. I have been strug... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:23:10 EST