HERICKSON03's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HERICKSON03 HERICKSON03'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/ 8 months to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592899 I am getting married in October and I really need to focus on losing weight. I want to look the best I can in my wedding dress and for my future husband. He is so supportive and he says I look beautiful the way I am. I dont know what I would do without him. I am going to eat better and work out 4 days a week...I hope. I really hope with my wedding as my goal I will actually be able to stick with it this time. Prayers are appreciated :) Thanks Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:17:58 EST Hoping this time will be different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498516 Ok so I am back...again...and hopefully for good this time. I am having a hard time with discipline because I love food and lack the want to exercise. I have gained more weight now...216 :( My friends and family are so supportive and I love them so much so I dont want to give up this time. My boyfriend and I talk about marriage a lot and we do plan on getting married...I am hoping for next fall. Anyway, I want to look really good in a wedding dress without having to worry about buying a plus ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:12:48 EST Getting back to it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203507 Wow I haven't done this in awhile. I feel bad that I did not stay on track and I know I can make every excuse in the book so I wont. I do have to say that life has been pretty stressful. My grandma passed away on 12/20/12 so Christmas was especially hard this year. My life is still pretty great. Work has been pretty hectic since I am taking xrays now on top of my other work. My boyfriend I still amazing and I got to see my niece for Christmas. :) I have gained all the weight that I lost plus... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:33:00 EST Busy Busy Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098885 So my life has been super busy lately. I have been more active in my church now (I play handbells and have Bible study the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month) and juggling my new boyfriend who I have been dating for a month and a half and I could not be happier. I have been trying to keep up with logging everything and portion sizing but at certain times of the month (you ladies know) I have been struggling with cravings. I am doing ok I think but not as good as when I first started. I have bee... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:10:58 EST Life is Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074178 I have been able to tell my friends how great a website this is. My pastors wife told me on Sunday that she signed herself up on Wednesday after I talked to her and she is feeling amazing after 3 days!!!! She said she was doing everything wrong when it came to weight loss. It makes me feel good that the friends I have had sign up are feeling as good as I am. <BR> My new relationship is also amazing right now too. He is sweet, and kind, and actually wants to talk to me everyday (we text but i... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:46:24 EST Appreciation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068728 I am in disbelief at the support I am getting from total strangers. If I have a bad day, someone is supportive. If I lose a little more weight, someone is supportive. If I have a good exercise day, someone is supportive. It is unbelievable! I know I get support from family and friends but there is something about getting support from strangers that is making me push that much harder and with that I thank each and every one of you. <em>304</em> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 06:51:54 EST Rough night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067565 I had a really good day yesterday until last night. I got a little panicky because I am in a new relationship and I dont want to be hurt again. We had a good talk and he told me he would never hurt me which is good but I just have a hard time trusting him since I have been so hurt in the past. Along with that, I didnt eat very much last night and only ate around 1100 calories. I didnt even eat enough to reach my goal of how many calories I can eat a day. So last night I had a hard time sleepi... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:33:25 EST One week down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064564 I have lost 7 pounds since last Monday!!!!! I am still in disbelief because I never realized how much weight I could lose just by portion sizing and counting calories. I know that I will eventually have to do more exercising but at the moment I am feeling AMAZING. It seems like everything is falling into place for me at the moment. I got some financial help, have a new man in my life who makes me feel wonderful and I am losing weight! I dont think there are enough exclamation points for the ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:08:59 EST Didn't think this was possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060225 I am not the type of person to stick to diets and exercise. I had good intentions but I had no will power so they wouldnt last long. I used to be 135lbs in high school and then I went to college and that was the end of that. When I moved back home after college it was pretty good because I had a job that had me walking up and down stairs all day and carrying heavy charts. That was great, I lost 20 pounds until we got a computerized system and now I sit at a desk all day long. I told myself a... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:35:53 EST