G_TWINS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=G%5FTWINS G_TWINS'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/ 2016 a year of Maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285893 A year of Maintenance - I am proud of the fact that I am not up for the year. In fact, I am actually down 0.6 for the year. It has not been an easy year to say the least. I intended to loss the last 10 and make goal. I have accepted sometimes maintaining is good thing too. <BR> <BR> 2010 (24.8) <BR> 2011 (40.8) <BR> 2012 (7.0) <BR> 2013 2.2 <BR> 2014 (40.4) <BR> 2015 10.4 <BR> 2016 (0.6) <BR> <BR> Down 101 and ready to see what 2017 holds!! <BR> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:08:04 EST potlucks and buffets UGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003150 I read somewhere the top reasons for losing weight listed below. What are my personal reasons? Peace and empowerment. I want peace in my life. Nothing rattles my cage like begin forced to do something and feeling powerless in situations. It gets me riled up and ready to fight or retreat. How this translates into my weight loss journey. I avoid parties and social situations whenever possible that have pot luck / buffet of food. I have yet to master being at peace with healthy choices and not ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:55:21 EST Golden rules (some of them) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001329 1. If it is for keeps then it is a lifestyle change not something you will do right now but can and will do forever. <BR> 2. Do your best right now – Make it a Fresh start daily. Let the past be in the past. <BR> 3. One small step at a time then repeat <BR> 4. Focus on the good stuff, Good people, good music and good attitude <BR> 5. Non scale goals are powerful tools set some <BR> 6. Find others that have been successful – but only borrow the tools that feel right to you. <BR> 7. Believe ... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:44:48 EST I’ll start on Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949657 I’ll start on Monday. Have you ever said I’ll start on Monday or I start right after my birthday, the summers over, the wedding or vacation? If I could go back and shake myself out of that thought pattern I would. Did you know every time I uttered those words I start as soon as ____. I gave my self-permission to be out of control until the event. In hind sight, I was really allowing myself to balloon up in preparation of start over. This was always a complete disaster for me. What I would tel... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:28:37 EST 2015 mid year review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947582 Did you know that 2015 has been hard on weight loss for me. I have had 13 losses and 12 gains during my weekly Wight ins. Net loss for this year of 4.2. I have lots of reasons for this but no excuses. I am beyond excuses at this point. I have not been doing my best and letting many other things take priority before me and my health. A lot of things need a bit of attention starting with putting myself at the top of my priorities. Progress not perfection I am on my way. <em>297</em> <em>... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:47:42 EST Jan - May 2015 update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936205 Down at WI 0.6 this week and for the month May-15 (0.8). That’s 4 months straight of slow steady progress. <BR> <BR> Jan-15 2.8 <BR> Feb-15 (3.2) <BR> Mar-15 (2.4) <BR> Apr-15 (0.4) <BR> May-15 (0.8) <BR> <BR> <BR> I am down a total of 114.8 (109.6 with Weight Watchers). Progress not perfection I am still on my way. <BR> Fri, 29 May 2015 10:16:05 EST Food Tracker Friend or Foe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854114 I have been with WW and for the last 4+ years and have always been fighting with my food tracker. First, learning to get in the habit of tracking then not want to admit what I was eating and sometimes being too lazy. I gave the tracker the power to judge me or I avoided it all together. Neither felt good. The tracker was not the issue it was the power I gave it. The info is just words on paper with a little math. This week I declared a no judgment zone with regards to my tracker. I have t... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:33:30 EST 2014 a year in review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847702 What a great year! <BR> I lost 40.4 lbs in 2014 making it a grand total of 110.8 (105.6 with Weight Watchers)! <BR> Finish my first ½ marathon <BR> Set personal records for deadlifts, squats, barbell row, overhead press and bench press! <BR> Hit a new personal record for my 5K time! <BR> Hope you had a wonderful 2014 and that 2015 is even better! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:24:40 EST There comes a point http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795832 There comes a point in your weight loss journey where you have accumulated enough losses that you cannot undo your progress overnight, in a week or two and maybe even months. I am not perfect but I am strong and determined. It feels so good that I can go on vacation and indulge a little and not have to worry about going back to square 1. Life is life it has its ups and downs. So, coast through the rough patches and accelerate on the good roads. We will all get there one by one in our own time... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:24:49 EST Octobers Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789784 So the last time I hit a major milestone under 200lbs I stayed the in that range (203 – 197) for about 1 year and went up and down past 200 then back up 9 times before I moved past it. No weight loss goal for me in October. I would like to break that pattern and slowly creepy away from the official WW 100lb mark. I have an accountability partner who is keeping me on track with tracking. I have set up a WO schedule for the month. I’d like a break from the scale and just do what I am supposed t... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:49:49 EST I am on a podcast and other Awesomeness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784790 If you ever wanted to here more about my story losing 100lbs here it is. I am on a podcast! <BR> <BR> http://www.halfsizeme.com/137/ <BR> <BR> Today is my Wedding Anniversary! Another victory. <em>384</em> <BR> <BR> Today marks my longest run - consecutive minutes running no walking at all expect warm up and cool down! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> So losing weight is hard, being married is sometimes hard & running is hard too but these things are the good kind of hard. They are the thin... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:32:58 EST A speed bump not a road block http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774364 I have been 100 % OP for 4 days!! I was trying carb cycling and hit officially 100lbs down with WW last week. It sent me off the rails into out of control eating and a gain of 5lbs. I decided that I would not let this go any further. I am keeping it simple. Stay in points eat what you want. The added pressure of the 100lbs and carb cycling through me over the edge. LESSON: keep it simple and enjoy your food stay OP. Let go of the past, make today a winner! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 05:15:16 EST August reflections – September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764741 I am in such a good place right now! August is coming to a close and I have reached or will reach most of my goals. My weight loss goal may come down to the wire. I will fight for it because I want it. <BR> <BR> September I am working on the following. <BR> <BR> Weight loss – to be lower than I am at the start of September <BR> <BR> Running – train for the 5K that’s 3x a week of running <BR> <BR> Give carb cycling a shot with in my WW points <BR> <BR> Make 2 new recipes <BR> <BR> Pra... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:49:08 EST Self-Sabotage – A learning curve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763371 <BR> Is this normal? Is anyone else addicted to the fight? I’d like break this cycle thoughts / suggestions? <BR> <BR> I learned that when I get close to a goal like say 100 official WW # lost. I always resist it. <BR> <BR> I behave in ways that are not consistent with my goals. <BR> <BR> It’s not that I don’t want it. It’s that I am addicted to the negative feedback that makes me want to fight for it. <BR> <BR> I like the fight, passion and energy that getting knocked down and coming ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:34:25 EST Goal - It’s just a matter of time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753418 Because ……. <BR> <BR> I believe I am worth the effort. <BR> I know I will not quit. Quitting is not an option. <BR> I don’t have to be perfect. I stumble a lot but I just get right back up. <BR> I will never beat myself up over slow progress or stand stills as long as the trend is in my favor. <BR> Breaks are OK, back slides are not. <BR> <BR> I am committed to the steps above. Today I am down a total of 101.6 (96.4 with Weight Watchers) and I know I can do this. Do you believe? <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 07:27:18 EST Karen G vs 2014 thru July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748746 Down a total of 99.4 (94.2 with Weight Watchers) <BR> <BR> Quarter 1 - Jan - Mar total loss 18.8 <BR> Quarter 2 - Apr - Jun total loss 4.4 <BR> <BR> July 2014 loss 5.8 <BR> <BR> Slow and steady! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:01:04 EST Karen G vs 2014 Jan - May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708913 Total of 91 so far!!! <BR> <BR> Here are my monthly stats <BR> <BR> Jan-14 (9.6) <BR> Feb-14 (1.2) <BR> Mar-14 (8.0) <BR> Apr-14 (1.0) <BR> May-14 (6.0) Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:24:27 EST License or Permit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655208 I had an incredible week: an awesome long run and personal record in my 5K time. <BR> Then … desserts happened. 3 days in row. I only tracked one of them. I am not proud but I felt like is deserved the treats because I worked so hard at my running. I secretly hope the scale will slap me for my indiscretions. If I did get away with it the next time I will feel like I can get away with it again. It’s a vicious cycle. <BR> <BR> I learned a lot from this. I don’t deserve unlimited desserts. I... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:51:42 EST Why workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649844 Fitness makes you happy. Activity is a good thing, a little extra food or extra calories gone, the choice is yours. Reduce risk for diseases cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Makes you smarter, gives your memory a boost. Setting and reaching activity goals builds confidence. Exercise has been proven to help with bone health. It will give you a more solid night’s sleep. It will help your clothes fit better as your body tones up. <BR> <BR> Remember a little bit is all you need to get start... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:57:58 EST Diet vs lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647531 Diet vs lifestyle <BR> <BR> If you don’t influence the world, the world will influence you. <BR> <BR> Diets have a beginning, middle and end – think for a special event like a class reunion. Beginning excitement, middle ho-hum and end the event. The diets I have tried have all failed. I know why. Some ended because the event/reason was over. More times than not I felt that I just couldn’t do it anymore. These diets are so tempting it seems that people are getting fast result from the newe... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:18:01 EST Karen VS. Jan & Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646757 Exercising yippee <BR> The down (10.8) <BR> <BR> Progress!!!! <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:17:44 EST Ripple effect / Lateral moves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646749 This is a journey so I thought I would start posting lessons learned and tips to try/ think about. <BR> <BR> Ripple effect / Lateral moves – it is not the ultimate goal but the steps in the path to reaching it. <BR> <BR> Example – Goal give up soda. Lateral move Regular soda drinker turns into a diet soda drinker. Lateral again (heading in the right direction) -Diet soda is cut back to 1 a day replaced by water, tea or seltzer. Lateral again (heading in the right direction) – Diet soda o... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:08:11 EST Karen VS. Jan 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232751 Karen VS. Jan 2013 <BR> <BR> The Score <BR> 31 days of exercise <BR> 132 Miles walked <BR> Down 3.4lbs – Thankful for progress on the scales <BR> This does not sound like a lot but it would be 40+ at this pace for the year. <BR> <BR> I win!!!! <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 07:44:58 EST Gonna Try..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226950 Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> I am trying a photo journal to keep it real. There are those of us out there that are uncomfortable when someone notices we have lost weight. The problem, a good week is celebrated with lackluster effort. A good week plays on me mentally. I have trouble when people notice. How can they not notice? I have lost a small child aka 69lbs. Sometimes, I feel as if I have arrived not that I need to continue. A photo is ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:04:51 EST Proceed with caution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222809 "Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want." - Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> What a great WI. Down 2.6 and back under 200. 0.2 lower than my lowest adult weight ever. There was a lot to celebrate yesterday. I am very proud of how far I have come. Today, I proceed with caution. I commit to continue on faithfully, focusing on 1 day, 1 meal, 1lb and 1 good choice at a time. I am ready! Are you ready? <BR> <BR> Talk to you soon! <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:00:44 EST A word about words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221393 "Always remember to keep your words positive because your words become your destiny”. - Mahatma Ghandi. I think you speak what is truly in your heart. It is not a good thing to talk badly to yourself even in your head. I now have the tools not to use negative self talk (self abuse). It is ok to fall back now and then because I got this. I wake up every morning and exercise to set the tone for my day. I honor the person I am and who I want to become. I am not perfect but every day I get a fres... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:01:17 EST The process - UGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212540 The truth is I am over 200 again. For 6th time but whose counting right? I am still doing what I am supposed to. I exercise every single morning before I do anything else (19 day streak). I track, weigh and measure all my food. I have to keep doing the work because quitting is not an option. I am not derailed like the 5x before just annoyed. The bottom line is fluctuations in weight are a normal part of the process but that does not mean I have to like it. <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 07:08:05 EST Scared to Jinx it … http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202115 Scared to say .... I am under 200 again. Thought if I posted it, I would jinx the weight back on. The first time I was under 200 I told everyone. The next few times (4 or more) I was embarrassed that I had lost and regained the weight. This time I have the same fear but I decided the only person who is telling me I cannot do it is ME. This week I am going to buckle down and follow the plan. No matter if have an up or down next week, I am going to keep following the directions until the 200’s... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:18:38 EST Scared to Succeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200222 I fear something. I am not sure what, success, being who I want to become or letting go of the baggage? Why I have been stuck around the 200lb mark for over a year. This is not a plateau, it is me sabotaging myself. The reason has not reveled itself to me. I take two steps forward and one step back. I have decided I cannot just sit here and complain about not losing. I am going to bucke down and see what happens. I will know the why later. Hind sight is 20/20. <BR> <BR> 2009 <BR> 268lbs to 2... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:03:54 EST Are those shoe meant for that? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196427 I dusted off my running shoes because they look good with my outfit today. It made me think are those shoes meant for that? Those shoes are NOT meant for that. I will wear them all day guilt free with a smile. I choose not to run over the winter as a personal choice. I do choose exercise every day. Having them on make me feel a little devious and now I am itching for spring! <BR> <BR> Have a healthy and active day! <BR> <em>331</em> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:34:34 EST Friend Makin’ Mondays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194445 I was thinking about getting back into blogging. Just to get some stuff off my mind. I have been putting it off, wait for something profound to say. I would like to wait no longer and jump right in. I thought I could use a jump from Friend Makin’ Mondays blog. <BR> <BR> <link>alltheweigh.com/2013/01/friend-makin<BR>-mondays-simple-questions/#respond </link> <BR> <BR> Simple Questions <BR> 1. Outside my window I see...Airplane’s since I am at work near the airport. <BR> 2. My kitchen ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:06:18 EST I must do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004685 I am not sure if this will help or not but I have had a friend and trainer tell me something like this…. She uses positive reinforcement like your worth it, look at how far you have come and all the things you need to feel motivated. When a person truly gets stuck like I was and sounds like you maybe too, she flips to a gently form of the negative reinforcement to create the fight response. I have seen Jillian Michaels do this in gentle and not so gently ways. Here are a few I use on myself t... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 09:08:19 EST A deeper change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934859 I originally thought I would start this blog by saying boo hoo I have so much further to go. Which I do. I read something today that made me think about a deeper change. <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you going through the motions or are you going for a deeper more meaningful change. I struggle a lot and repeatedly with my weight loss. The getting started is easy and so is the first 5-10lbs. It is also easy to joining gym, buy a journals and talk about health. It is very hard to uses those tools for t... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:04:46 EST 11 more days in 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632843 I am thinking what can I do to complete 2011 with a bang. 2011 has been a great year for me. I have 11 more days to get to my 2011 goal. I can still make m y goal that is the good news. The bad news is I am pushing it right to the deadline. <BR> <BR> I am doubling up on my Workouts and tracking everything from food to feelings. <BR> <BR> What will you be doing for the rest of 2011? Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:27:04 EST Motivation Please come back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566503 What to do when you lose your Motivation. <BR> <BR> List your accomplishments as many as you can think of The longer the better! <BR> • First five down <BR> • Down 10 <BR> • Down15 <BR> • Down 20 <BR> • Down 25 <BR> • Down 30 <BR> • Down 35 <BR> • Down 40 <BR> • Down 45 <BR> • First 5K <BR> • Second bet my time <BR> • 3rd beat my time <BR> • 10% of my Weight gone <BR> • 15% of my Weight gone <BR> • Tried a spin class (very scary) kept at it <BR> <BR> List your next goal(s) <BR> 20% Down <... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:00:16 EST Dear Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546103 Dear Scale, <BR> <BR> I am upset at what you had to say to me last night. I don’t feel your assessment was fair and certainly did not reflect the week I had. In case I am wrong, I asked a few friends for an object evaluation. First I consulted my tracker. We reviewed the week and looked to see if I may have missed something that passed my lips and ended up on my hips. The tracker and I agreed this was a great week. He and I powered up, got in healthy oils, dairy and a lot of fruits and vegg... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:41:06 EST The stair master is trying to kill me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544729 The stair master is trying to kill me. LOL Ok the first time I got on one I wanted to last 2 Minutes and it nearly killed me but I did it. I think I worked my way up to 20 min at one point but to be honest that machine is a Rock star for calories and toning but it is not that much fun. I do add it into my work out now and then just because it is good for me. Yesterday, I was planning on 10 minutes right after my 2 mile jog. I had to pause the machine 2X to catch my breath then continue. I alm... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:21:31 EST Goodbye Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535509 I am down for the 4th week in a row. I am very excited to be back on track. The summer for me was a little more relaxed than I would have liked. I lost a very little in June, July and August. Less than 5lbs over that whole period. I am not sweating it because that is the thing about a lifestyle change. You do it forever not just until you lose the weight. After it is off you have to maintain the success you achieved. I am very proud that I did not throw in the towel during that time. Someone... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:51:23 EST A little more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533621 I have been a slacker about bloging. Mostly I don't have anything new to report. I am just trucking along doing what I am the right things for my body & mind. I do have a few exciting reward coming up. <BR> <BR> A little more than 2 lbs & I will have lost 20% !!!!! <BR> A little more and I will be at the Official WW 50lbs down <BR> A little more than that I will be in "onederland" <BR> A little more than that I will be in the regular sizes - good bye plus sizes <BR> <BR> Oh I am so excited... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:17:49 EST The Best Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506789 This is the first time on a WL journey that I have made a effort to get rid of the negative self talk. Let me tell you this is the best gift I have given myself. <BR> <BR> When I started this time I said what had made me not succeed in the past? Whatever it is I am going to address it and make that the highest priority through my journey to maintenance and beyond. <BR> <BR> 1. Tracking (the good bad and ugly) if you give up tracking you are on the road to nowhere <BR> 2. the bitter (negat... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:21:38 EST 5K & Great weekend for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4504340 I have been working for a friend Saturdays clean a preschool vacuuming, mopping sweeping and light cleaning. I figure 2-3 hours of active/calorie burning and a few extra dollars cannot hurt. It has been working wonders for my Weight loss. <BR> <BR> Date night and a sitter. Woo Hoo. <BR> <BR> Sunday I did my first 5K in over 2 years I shatter my old time of 15.28 (110lbs over weight) min Mile now it is 14.21 (75lbs over weight)!!! Color me Happy. I only have one person to beat and improve ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:50:48 EST Top Priority http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488229 Has WL been a top priority of mine? Sadly the answer to this is no. Not lately anyhow. I have be doing OK but I my focus has been a little here and a little there. Is my goal WL a healthy BMI or is it to finish the next 5K betting my time 15.28 per mile? Of course I can do both but I must make WL priority 1 and the race a secondary goal. The things you make #1 in your life happen. The things you put on the back burner are given some attention but not the full focus of your efforts. <BR> <B... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:26:41 EST 17 Weeks until 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4470948 What should I do between now and then? <BR> Lose 1 lbs a week <BR> TM Jog at least 2x per week <BR> Weight train / tone or stretch 2x per week <BR> Make it into onederland <BR> Stay positive! <BR> Wed, 7 Sep 2011 07:10:02 EST Karen vs. Pizza Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4458723 For those of you who either know me or follow my blog I am a WW member. I have lost 50+ pounds. I struggle like everyone else. Today was the send off / pizza party for a co worker. I used to love these things. I would eat be stuffed and “clean up” aka sneak back in for more once the crowd was gone. Today I used Mental Rehearsing. I know the party was coming. I planned to have a slice of pizza and salad, brought my own dressing and toppings to control the points. I stayed in plan and am thr... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:19:49 EST 5K 9/25/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441254 I set this goal and since I am in charge of it I need to work on it. I have set a few 5K goals before some I have run and others I blew off. It all starts with me. The great ones I was training and ran my heart out. Others I was not doing the training so when race day came I blew it off. <BR> <BR> I am pretty sure that I am at least 30lbs lighter than the last race ran and that I could beat my old time hands down. Beating your time on a race you did not train for is bitter sweet. I want an ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:31:16 EST On great day at time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4431978 So my WW leader has this question for me. What would your day look like if I (the leader) were here with you all day. What would you eat? What would you sound like (self talk)? What would you do (exercise)? How would your weigh in go at the end of a week? <BR> <BR> So I am a little slow on the up take. This happens to me a lot since I had the twins. It is Wednesday 6 days after my meeting but last night I decided to give this a shot. <BR> <BR> Here goes something (I dislike the word nothi... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 07:44:13 EST Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4428128 I was always looking for the quick fix for weight loss. What I was doing was a lot of talking and very little doing. I will be honest enough to say I was planning to fail. I wanted to get to certain size for an event or lose X lbs before I saw my family next. Once the event was over and the visitors gone I would go right back to the old me. It did not work because my heart was not in it. I found that I must encourage, a support and respect the person I spend 24/7 with. Food was a numbing agen... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:47:20 EST I made it to -50lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4422559 Happy to have CJ back my WW leader (she was gone for 3 weeks) she was well rested and on fire last night! Trilled for a good WI I made it to -50lbs. I am very pleased that I have done this for so long. It is getting easier. There are always those days but brushing off a bad day, WI or week is getting easier. <BR> <BR> I was promised if I do these three things I will make it to goal. Track my food to stick in my range, believe I can that I am worth it and get up every time I fall (keep tryin... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:55:20 EST Forgiveness – A happiness project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418356 Idea Sparked from my Gym & WW buddy Donna. TY <BR> <BR> Clear out the old drama the thing that got you overweight in the first place. Let yourself off the hook for your past missteps. Be kind to your body. Your mind can be hot, cold and indifferent in the same minute. You body needs slow consistent effort to heal. Time flies those positive steps and the little things will add up. Love yourself and be a friend to others. This is all a part of my happiness project. Sunny side up. <BR> <em>49... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:14:07 EST 20 Weeks away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4416243 After this week Weight In we are 20 Weeks away from 2012. <BR> <BR> Goals for 2011 <BR> 1 pound a week from now until then -20 more from today @216 (Onederland) <BR> one or two races in 5K, 10K or 1/2 Marathon <BR> Weight lifting 2x per week (down fall of mine) <BR> Teach my kids how to pack a balanced meal <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 10:07:55 EST