HOCKEY47's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOCKEY47 HOCKEY47'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/ April Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663886 March was pretty good in terms of staying on track with the increased being active and monitoring the food and wine intake. <BR> <BR> had 2 bad weeks of buffets and decreased activity level. <BR> <BR> April see me joining a spring weight loss challenge team that i am very excited to and see some great results <BR> <BR> Hav a wedding in May 15 that i will see a lot of friends so i want to look good for sure. <BR> <BR> starting weight in February was 181 <BR> current weight - 170 <BR> <BR>... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:03:56 EST I am back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640962 Well the last year and a bit was a blur, i really was burnt out, couch potatoe and now it is time to take the workout clothes and dust off the runners and get to finally finally to get to goal weight. Somehow suddenly i felt like this is it, i am ready to begin again and besides i have a wedding to attend in May <BR> <BR> I know that it will be a road with lots of challenges but will work with it. I have my coworker Candice who is being my mentor good and bad. She lost over 100 pounds and... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 01:34:30 EST New Year to restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194194 2012 was successful in so many ways but alas i slid back into bad eating and lazy days and hence weight gain. <BR> <BR> I have decided i wil focus on eating healthy as much as i can. <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> Signed up to do 1/2 walking marathon in May <BR> lose 20 pounds by August, 2013 <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 01:19:59 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040739 Summer and August has been tough, had good positive things happen but at the same time camping and social outings have done me in and i went from 148 to 156 as of today so... i better get back to this to stop sliding backwards. <BR> <BR> Got a one month free gym pass to Steve Nash and will continue with the 5 6am workouts a week at the workout studio <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> 1. be diligent in my workouts <BR> 2. eat clean and cut the carbs <BR> 3. no eating after 8 pm <BR> 4. no junk food <... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 01:57:04 EST August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998957 July was okay <BR> <BR> saw a lot of bootcamp workouts, eating is a lot better, lost a lot of inches <BR> <BR> August challenges, have a one week camping trip that will be a challenge to maintain or keep up the workouts <BR> <BR> <BR> goal for August - 144 Fri, 3 Aug 2012 02:31:45 EST July Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950141 June was quite successful, i dropped 6 pounds and saw 150! finally, it sure has been slow <BR> but with the workout studio and eating plan it has been good. Not saying i am 100% good but 75% is okay. <BR> <BR> did a 5K and time was better this - 29 mins <BR> <BR> July will be quite intense as I want to drop the 10 by end of July <BR> started a bootcamp for 28 day eating / fitness plan and than another one for 12 sessions. <BR> <BR> People have commented so much on my weight loss and i c... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 10:57:58 EST June Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4912514 May was good, did 8k race with hills and that was accomplished, working out regulary, <BR> <BR> Here is June and have 6 pounds to go <BR> <BR> Have joined Workout studio for a Swimsuit ready challenge starting tomorrow <BR> <BR> 28 days of being disciplined <BR> 4 days 6 am workouts <BR> <BR> slowly but surely <BR> <BR> cw 156 Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:32:16 EST May is the month!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862350 wow another month has gone by, well April was successful in many ways. <BR> <BR> Did my first Sun Run, never thought i could run 10 kms but i did it and happy that i completed the whole thing without stopping and than the following week, i did another 10 km around Stanley Park <BR> <BR> eating wise , have started working on the 17 day diet, basically like a carb cleansing programme that I am seeing results but need to be more diligent. <BR> <BR> Well May 2007 is when i started this journey... Wed, 2 May 2012 01:25:27 EST Let me see what April surprises me with http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819594 Here i am at 156, 6 more pounds to my goal weight, it seems like it is so unreachable, close but not close. <BR> <BR> April will up the workouts, up the eating better plan <BR> <BR> Trainer has put me on a cleasne / diet to get rid of yeast in my body that is slowing the weight loss. <BR> <BR> so many things i cannot eat / drink for 10 days, i hope i survive. <BR> <BR> here is to reach 153 by April 30 <BR> <BR> goals <BR> 1. do the Sun Run for the first time on April 15, it is 10 km but... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 00:57:09 EST March into Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4764442 Well February started good and than somehow i fell off and lost faith in myself to get this weight off. <BR> <BR> So have decided to get a personal eating plan for 4 weeks to help me on the right track and it has been an eye opener of how stress, emotional eating etc all works the mind and body, how belly fat can lead to diabetes, heart diseases etc. <BR> <BR> will really work hard this month to drop 5 pounds <BR> <BR> cw 159 <BR> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 00:25:03 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4729195 January was pretty good with the exercise and eating, but Vegas also entered into the picture but oh well <BR> <BR> cw 161 as of today <BR> <BR> really going to work hard, want to win challenge with some gym buddies Wed, 8 Feb 2012 15:27:51 EST New Year, get this machine going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655918 Had a good exercise month but the holidays and social eating did me in, so much for my goal of maintaining.. .. ugh weighed in yesterday 162!! WHAT. <BR> <BR> anyway have to get back on track, challenges to win with gym friends and at work. <BR> <BR> goal for 2012 <BR> <BR> 1. be at 145 by April 30, 2012 <BR> 2. 10 km run <BR> 3. be lean and fit for the year <BR> <BR> How shall i get there? <BR> <BR> 1. eat moderate portions, stick to lower carbs, make healthy choices <BR> 2. eat m... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 01:14:03 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4610054 It is hard to believe that the year is almost over. It has gone by fast, kind of disappointed that I will not reach goal weight by Dec. 31 but I have done okay in terms of being healthier and the bootcamps have sure helped in that way. Met a lot of great gym friends that have worked out with regularly, even a challenge for March 31, 2011. <BR> <BR> Have joined a gym for 6 a.m. tuesday and thursday workouts and doing kettlebells, spinning etc. I can tell clothes are getting baggier and loo... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 23:54:06 EST Well November is almost over and i have just maintained my weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598514 Another frustrating month of November , the best i could do was maintain my weight at 159. Birthday trip, social eating was te reason but what can I say. <BR> <BR> I am back on track, I know xmas is coming up and lots of eating is going to be the theme, will exercise as much as I can. <BR> <BR> I hope to be at 159 or 155 for Dec. 31 but i think not gaining will be the goal. I might surprise and lose weight, i dont know. <BR> <BR> but come January, - i have a few challenges with coworkers... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:57:38 EST Hoping November will be a better month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560725 another month gone, i sure was doing great the first 1/2 of October, did the 5km Breast Cancer Run as a 2nd goal, it was a proud moment that I will not forget. Was doing great on the weight loss and having results shown but than last 2 weeks had some setbacks and wasn't in the mind frame and did emotional eating and mindless eating so now back at 159 lbs which sucks big time cuz i was 154 early in October. <BR> <BR> Come to realization I will not see 145 by Dec. 31 so i will work towards 1... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:44:47 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4513074 Well September was pretty successful in terms of goals I have tried to achieve. <BR> didnt get to 155 but 158, I'll take it. <BR> <BR> Did the Grouse Grind again last week, it was good <BR> joined the running clinic , it is good, running about 30 mins now no stopping <BR> doing the 5km Breast Cancer Run on sunday, another goal to be met, i always wanted to do a 5 km , i hope my sprained ankle will heal by then. <BR> still doing the bootcamps, it is getting tougher and more challenging. <BR>... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 01:59:15 EST Well there is no excuse now to drop a few pounds?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4459754 Well here we are into September, July and August was not the greatest months in terms of eating and working out, July nephews were in town and all we did was eat and didnt go to gym,weddings and camping which was great but than again not good in terms of eating and lack of exercise. <BR> <BR> Stepped on the scale today what 162!!! sheesh i am going backwards okay so comitt and challenge myself to drop to 155 for Sept. 30. <BR> <BR> Injured my knee in early July but 2 days after that I met a... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 00:49:43 EST July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4335337 sigh, june was a bust , still 158, exercised but the heart and motivation wasn't there. <BR> <BR> I really am going to focus on it this month and my agenda will be to lose 4 pounds at least by July 30. have 2 weddings coming up and i want t look good. <BR> <BR> so <BR> <BR> 1. exercise every day like crazy <BR> 2. really cut the carbs <BR> 3. water, water water <BR> 4. just keep on moving <BR> <BR> cw 158 <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:49:32 EST hubby is nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4294809 just a recap, middle of month and with the hockey playoffs, the social aspect has been terrible. Hubby and I had a bet that was suppose to finish by August 1 and be 145 , well i really dont think it will happen, well for me anyway., was stressing so <BR> this week he told me that I will have to be at 150 by August 1st and than 145 by Sept. 1 to win what I would like so.... <BR> <BR> here goes, this weekend i made more effort, this week has to be good. <BR> <BR> really going to try low car... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 01:48:01 EST June Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4266316 Well May was a bust in many ways, really didnt lose anything, the eating sucked big time, exercising was great but I really had a heck of a time with the hockey games and the social eating and the beverages. Have until August 1 to be at 145 to win bet with hubby. Can I do this? <BR> <BR> ugh today i weighed myself , hoping it is water, 161!!! like what>??? how did that happen from 155 on friday. I know why, it was the crap that I ate. <BR> <BR> Personal training wasn't consistent, i hav... Tue, 31 May 2011 00:48:07 EST Wow it was Mothers Day 2007 that I started my weight loss jouney http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4219517 Just realized today that is was May 2007 that I set a goal to get to 145 pounds to be healthier and lighter, said enough of the yo yo dieting, always starting, never finishing etc. I started at 187 and I guess I am glad that I haven't gained back all the weight but 4 years later I am still have about 10-15 pounds to go. I see that people have lost that in one year or less but I will not get discouraged, this year is the year to get to goal. <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 May 2011 03:05:49 EST I want to really forget April and surprise myself for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4203794 April wasnt' the best month for me in terms of eating and exercising, well i did my best but the social eating and lack of exercise and the homework that bootcamp and personal training has not been followed and I can tell <BR> <BR> stress from work, just being down also played a lot of it. but not going to give up as i know what i have to do. I really want to drop at least 5 pounds for May/ <BR> <BR> todays weight 160 - not good <BR> <BR> Game Plan <BR> <BR> 1. exercise every day 60 m... Mon, 2 May 2011 01:42:18 EST Finished with March, let us see what April brings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4128213 Another month gone by, March was pretty successful i think, had some slip ups here and there but hey it happens, i just have to erase and start a new day, dont beat myself up. <BR> <BR> changes are noticed, people are noticing and commenting, i feel lighter, easier to move around. <BR> clothes are loser that is for sure. <BR> <BR> wow one more pound and i will have lost 30 pounds, that is hard to believe. <BR> <BR> What have i accomplished in March? <BR> <BR> got the trainer <BR> joined... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:59:05 EST ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4074790 Well had my body assessment with trainer today, not a pretty assessment, came out of it depresssed and down. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> 35% body fat , i should be at ideal 144 pounds, so another 20 pounds to go <BR> <BR> so i have to work harder in the cardio department and take one day rest period as advised to avoid injuries and give body a rest day. <BR> <BR> friday she will see how my fitness level is <BR> <BR> so will see how it goes. Guess i didnt gain the weight overnite so i shouldn'... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 23:26:06 EST not doing the ten pound challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4056185 Hey Everyone <BR> <BR> I have to correct my blog from yesterday, i have withdrawn from the 10 pound down challenge that starts this sunday. <BR> i was in haste when i joined the community center 10 pound down challenge,looking at the schedule i will be unable to participate in 5 of the sessions and it was too far for me. I think that i have enough with my bootcamp at my gym, personal training that i joined and my own gym classes. <BR> <BR> So will see how the 1/2 hour personal training s... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 00:40:20 EST March, here I come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4052115 Wow, February is almost over and i think i really stepped it up in the exercise department this month. Eating was okay, not the best but always room for improvements. <BR> People have noticed and commented on my weight loss which is good. I can feel my clothes looser so that is a big bonus. <BR> <BR> so I dropped 7 pounds in February <em>248</em> , not too shabby but i want to aim for another 5 in March. <BR> <BR> How shall I reach my goals for March? <BR> <BR> gym - 6 days week <BR... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:47:45 EST February Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3982645 Recap - January was good until the last week which was Vegas trip, ate soo soo bad but hey I know it, i own up to it, i am back to 169 lbs sheesh <BR> <BR> Hubby was kind enough to understand stress and pressure of January and has given me till August 1 for our little family challenge. <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> well never give up, January was a warm up, time to get serious <BR> <BR> have a few challenges for February <BR> <BR> Chinese New Year Dinners, Valentines Day <BR> well so what can... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 00:21:48 EST 2011 - Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3891258 Another year gone, Another start, yeah, yeah i say this all the time, but seriously can i not just committ and finally get to goal, i see so many before be successful, what works, how? <BR> <BR> Just trying to find what works, what doesnt, write in my journal, support group work and sparkbuddies <BR> <BR> Going to try to change my routine, going straight to gym right after work , not rushing and stressing is great. <BR> <BR> Hubby has some rewardsof shopping if i get to goal July 1 so let ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 01:50:00 EST Forget November, slow start Dec. and now get back to the focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3826654 sigh November was my 50th birthday and I know going into it was going to be a tough one well i didn't think i would fall off the train so bad in terms of birthday and Vegas coming into play. <BR> I was really really good up to my birthday and than Vegas i tried to balance my eating with lots and lots of walking and I was sore from all the walking. But than tiredness, work and stress got to be emotional, dumb eating and oh yes I have seen this pattern so many times. <BR> <BR> Well first week... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 01:22:41 EST October was quite successful, November will be tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3749285 Cannot believe October is almost over and in a few weeks I will be turning 50!! <BR> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> I did well in October, lost 7 pounds, changed eating habits, portion control, never deprived myself, worked out regularly. But I did have challenges as there were many birthdays I had to celebrate and lots of social eating but I guess all in all it was a good month and hoping to carry on with this vision <BR> <BR> Results - clothes fit looser, scale god is friendly, more energy, sk... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:52:31 EST Back in the game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3651964 Okay here is a reality check, enough of the backward slide, all the signs were there recently, getting into size 16's clothes while shopping, photos of me taken recently dont lie, round faces, big gut, arms are not toned, bad eating habits, lack of exercise, social eating and yup not good. <BR> <BR> I mean all that hard work from before when I looked and felt great, buying clothes in size 10's , flattering clothes. I cannot give all that up and most important health wise too. <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 13:08:05 EST wow who thought 2010 would include surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3321444 well after 2 years of painful periods , the sign was there, enough is enough, docter was right, think of your life and the quality of life u want. <BR> she put me on priority list and June 3 was the day rather than November. <BR> <BR> So now with 6 weeks at home for recovery, it has been okay so far, crossing fingers. It is hard for me to just lie and rest after being so active all the time. <BR> being limited to just sofa and little walk is hard. <BR> <BR> cannot wait to get back on to my... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:32:35 EST March into Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2935305 Olympics are almost done, it has been great, so much joy, sadness and so glad I was able to see figure skating live and see downtown in all of its craziness and people watching , wearing Canadian mitts, scarves, touques, yeah such pride to be a Canadian. <BR> <BR> <BR> wow and we won the gold medal in hockey, such celebration and proud to be a Canadian!!! <em>636</em> <BR> <BR> well i exercised more in Feb but only lost about 3 pounds so March I have to get back into it. <BR> <BR> goal ... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 15:21:02 EST A new year and new beginning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2671812 December was not the best with all the holiday eating and surrounded by food and treats. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of goals to make for 2010, career , family, FINALLY BEING DEDICATED TO ME REACHING GOAL FOR THIS YEAR AND WORKING HARD TO GET THERE. <BR> <BR> So goals to reach <BR> <BR> Gym - 4-5 times a week <BR> Eating - no eating after 8 <BR> Treat day - one weekend day <BR> Get rid of clutter in house, i am a packrat <BR> Get my insurance License #2 <BR> Be a better person <BR> <BR> Curre... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 11:34:30 EST December and moving into the new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2626028 I have been really trying and being good with the eating and exercising and it seems to be paying off. I have started jogging on the treadmill and outside and surprised myself, never thought I could do this. 10 Mins nonstop on the treadmill., I am getting faster going up the hill during the lunchhour workout. <BR> <BR> Well our office Biggest Loser challenge final weigh in is Dec. 11 and will be interesting to see who wins this one. They will announce it at our office Xmas Party. <BR> <BR... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:01:04 EST Visit to Minnesota and meeting a fellow sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2588390 Went on a trip that was good and bad this past weekend for daughters hockey tournament <BR> It was great to meet up with Maxfocus, team leader of the Minnesota for dinner at a great restaurant called Craves, I am sure we could have stayed longer talking!! <BR> <BR> Shopping at the Mall of America is a mind boggling 400 store experience. I walked a lot but than ate a lot too! No taxes which is awesome. Went to the Alberville Premium Outlet also. <BR> <BR> Than Courtney hurt her leg in the... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:14:19 EST October is almost gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2504754 October wasn't as successful as September, so much with the drain pipe, being sick, few big dinners all derailed me a bit, not much but for me it is always been a mental game of this journey. <BR> <BR> Positive notes - Breast Cancer Bake sale was the biggest we did and will post photos of it later. $771 raised, company matched. Took me 3 days and all my energy but hey i think of the people that go thru cancer , treatments etc. and I say it is only 3 days of my year that i do this, SUCK IT ... Sat, 24 Oct 2009 15:31:54 EST Something that got me thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2451060 Oct 3 - Went to a little baby birthday party, he was soo cute so i carried him, <BR> He was heavy for a little one year old, they told me he was 25 pounds, wow <BR> <em>183</em> <BR> After a while i couldnt hold him anymore. It got me thinking, was that the excess poundage i was carrying at 185 pounds 2 years ago, is that what was slowing me down, feeling fat and uncomfortable? It was hard to believe that 25 pounds was on my body lol and released now. <BR> <BR> It was sick!!! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:21:32 EST Wow October is here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2448333 Where has the year gone, the summer gone??? Well September has been a pretty good month for me surprising but good. Dropped around 8-9 pounds and keeping an eye on the prize. Joined in our office Biggest Loser Challenge that finishes Dec. 1 and bragging rights to be announced at our office Christmas Party, dare i hope? I have been to the gym and walking at lunch, making food choices more carefully, no bad snackings at nite, no time to sit in front of the tv and do the mindless snacking. <B... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 02:55:48 EST So far so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2387584 Something has changed for me, i dont know what but I feel like I can release these 10 pounds by American Thanksgiving and lose little more for the Biggest Loser Challenge. But I dont want to count my chickens before it hatches as the saying goes. <BR> <BR> I am thinking and visualising me in skinny clothes again, dropping the 10 pounds i gained this summer to set me back further from the prize. <BR> <BR> Have been recharged, back to the gym and sore from the workouts , muscles are saying he... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 02:31:48 EST Summer is over and now it is time to really work hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2358530 Summer is over and I have really fallen off the track with everything, emotionally and physically. Found out why i was tired, dizzy, been diagnosed with severe anemic so now on meds and have to eat more meat and iron. <BR> <BR> <BR> God I am back to 170 pounds that is 10 pound gain in 2 months, sick sick sick. Tried some clothes on and they do not fit. <BR> <BR> so have a goal of 4 pounds by the end of September and 10 pounds by Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> go back to the gym <BR> walk at lu... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:49:23 EST July - Release those dam pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2184738 Well it is July around the corner, June was okay, again up and downs. <BR> Somehow this past week has showed the scale finally moving. <BR> Did some readjusting with some buddies help, logging, staying within the calorie range as best I can, not eating after 8 at nite. <BR> <BR> Finally out of the 160's, i had to step on the scale few times to see if this is correct and yes!! <BR> It can happen. I will make it happen. <BR> <BR> Going to go for 5 pounds this July <BR> just working out and... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:35:52 EST June - Can I hope? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2106096 June is here. I have to really seriously get my plan in action. So far I am good at the planning but putting the plan into action has not been successful. I know what I have to do, I have done this before and was successful, why is it so hard for me now??? Only 5 pounds is what I am asking for June. <BR> I will give it my all, workout like crazy and watch the food intake. <BR> <BR> <BR> May 31, i went to the park and did 2 miles on the track, it was good and not too hot in the mornin... Sat, 30 May 2009 01:05:21 EST May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2043616 May is here and so far it has been prett good, Just being careful and exercising as much as I can. I think making and being aware of what i put in my mouth is key in winning this. Eat only when I am hungry, stop when I am full and ask do i really want to work my ass off to burn off a bad food. Ask myself is it worth eating it, if so I will. <BR> <BR> Thinking of doing a 5K in July as a goal. Coworker is a marathon runner and coach, she said she will do it with me but i am scared and lac... Thu, 7 May 2009 21:36:59 EST Well, April was 1/2 successfull, let me work on May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2007052 The first 2 weeks of April was really good, worked out almost everyday, ate sensibly but this last week was not good but now I am feeling a lot better and getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Small mini goals, being focused, chipping away at this excess and releasing these pounds is the May Goal. <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:32:22 EST Spring into Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1942772 Here I am, it is April and last month was okay, didn't reach my goal of 5 pounds loss but April is a new month. <BR> Went to gym 5 days this past week and felt good that i did. <BR> <BR> I felt good, yesterday at the rink, someone i didnt see in a year commented oh you have lost a lot of weight, how did i do it? well i said no fad diets, just exercising, eating well and cutting out the drinking at the hockey games etc. yeah i guess that is the key <BR> <BR> Just keep moving, keep moving... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 15:04:35 EST Wow, Done Girl of the Day, I cannot believe it!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1876843 Today is friday 13 and I just found out that i am the Done Girl of the Day today, that is such a nice surprise and so incredible - I am just like WOW, what an honour, and to get tons of emails congratulating me, that is so great <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> When I see that they picked me with so many other team mates there, it really is appreciated and makes me so happy. This makes me work and want that goal the more than ever. <BR> <BR> I look at the pages of other team mates on this team an... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:55:57 EST Spring into March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1836517 Well February was not successfull and didnt get to the goals i wanted. I will forget about it <em>225</em> I am the one to be responsible and no one else but I am really going into March with a positive attitutde and work my buns off and see what it gets me. After reading so many spark pages and the determination and some of the blogs, it really truly makes me know that I will get there and not I will try, wipe the slate clean and start again. <BR> <BR> My goal would be to lose at least ... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 01:46:24 EST Finally feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1779714 It has been a rough last week, so much mental stress and lost a week of not working out from being sick <em>39</em> but i feel so much better and buying the 4 pairs of lululemon shorts for such a great deal today really made me motivated and pumped again. <BR> I know that for some team mates it is all about the mental game , being strong but unfortunately that is where i need to work on. Yes if i want to eat that piece of cake, i can take a few bites, exercise more etc. I have to be accoun... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 04:46:28 EST okay February is a new month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1758310 Well January is gone, i cannot believe how the time has gone, it really didnt start out as well as i hoped, i guess combination of snow, being sick, stress all was a factor in how i was focused or not this month. I really have to think of what i want and how badly I want it. I have to go back to basic, taking 5 pounds as goals, exercising everyday and watch what i eat, that is the basic. <BR> <BR> <BR> So February - just keep working at it <BR> 5 pound is the goal <BR> i can do it , i ca... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 02:44:56 EST