HOOKCHICK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOOKCHICK HOOKCHICK'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/ Wednesday Weigh-In - August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462360 155.4 <BR> <BR> Still holding steady. Really really need to get back to tracking. SATURDAY, after a couple days taking my daughter to college, I WILL get back on track. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:25:38 EST Wednesday Weigh-In - August 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455028 155.6 <BR> <BR> I was at my mom's last week, and she doesn't have a scale, so no weigh-in. <BR> <BR> I'm having a LOT of anxiety about my daughter going to college next week; she'll be about 4 hours away. Having trouble resisting the comfort foods: cookies, chocolate, fast foods, Coke. It's not just that she's leaving; it's that I'll be left alone. My husband and I are divorcing, and pretty much estranged. I don't have family local, and I don't have close friends. And of course, I'm w... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:58:24 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439768 154.4 <BR> Eh. Not bad considering my daughter and I went out of town for the weekend and did a lot of eating out. Going out of town this weekend to visit family, so just hoping to hold steady for another week. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:17:58 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431857 154! Still going down, and that was with 4 days of too many calories last week! That's 38 pounds lost since Christmas, 53 pounds since February 2012, 63 pounds since January 2011 when I first joined Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Some random thoughts about clothes . . . <BR> <BR> It's strange; I feel like my clothes are stretching out, not that I'm shrinking that much. Some clothes that I bought not too long ago I feel like, "I KNOW that wasn't THAT big when I bought it!" <BR> <BR> It makes ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:34:41 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424215 155.4 - holding steady. I've been having trouble sticking to the tracking; I need to get back at it consistently. I've been wanting to do some strength exercise, but I'm just so tired from working the two jobs that when I'm off I pretty much sit motionless! Bad, I know. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:50:21 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416718 155! It's kind of a funny "milestone". I weighed 155 just before giving birth to my daughter eighteen years ago (she weighed 8 lbs, 4 oz). Before getting pregnant I never thought I would weigh "that much"! (I weighed about 120 when I got pregnant.) A couple years later, after gaining weight, I never thought I would weigh that little again! (When baby was about 15 months old I started birth control injections and packed on about 50 pounds in 6 months. I stayed on for two years. I don't... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:21:44 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409918 157.6. I've been off-track for almost a month - yikes! I fell off when I had company in town for my daughter's graduation, and I've had trouble getting back at it. But I'm back to tracking my meals this week. <BR> <BR> BRAGGING!!! I feel like I don't have anyone to brag to, so I'll do it here. I shopped the 4 Goodwills around town for new jeans, because mine were falling off. I tried on a bunch and found a couple pairs - they're size TWELVE!! The jeans I'd been wearing were size 18!! ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 18:44:32 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402435 158 <BR> I'm back to tracking. Feel like I've been too busy to even think. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:47:23 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395198 Down to 157.8. <BR> <BR> I haven't been tracking my food for over a week. I didn't do it when I had company in town, and I just haven't gotten back at it. I think I'm doing pretty well (apparently; since I didn't gain). Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:41:52 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386935 159.4 <BR> I'm really surprised I didn't gain more this week. With my daughter's graduation on the weekend I had lots of family in town, and had my fair share of junk food and lots of restaurant meals. <BR> I'm feeling run-down the last couple of days. I don't know how long I can tolerate the part-time 3rd shift job. I thought I was doing well with sleep, but with family in town my routine got upset and it's hitting me harder than I expected. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:33:36 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379561 WOOHOO! Surpassed the short-term goal I set by 1 pound - 159 pounds today!! <BR> Set a new goal of 148 by my 43rd birthday August 26th. Wed, 5 Jun 2013 20:50:40 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371803 Down to 160.4 - woohoo!! I think I'll reach my goal of 160 by my kid's graduation June 8th! Then to set a new goal. Maybe I'll figure out how much I can lose by my birthday, August 26th. Wed, 29 May 2013 19:11:41 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364303 162.8 <BR> <BR> Eh. I see a pattern; I frequently stay the same for a couple weeks, then drop 2-3 pounds. Frustrating, but slow and steady wins the race. And I'm not even in a race - haha! Wed, 22 May 2013 08:45:31 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #19 on the Broken Heart Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357395 Down to 162.2 - woohoo! That's 30 pounds lost since Christmas. 44 pounds since before my husband announced he no longer wanted to be married. 55 pounds since I first joined Sparkpeople in January 2011. I'm only 2 pounds away from the short-term goal I set to be down to 160 by my daughter's graduation in 3 weeks! And my BMI is now in the overweight range, not obese! <BR> <BR> I'm proud of myself, but, although I do work at eating well, I know the weight-loss has been mostly due to being ... Wed, 15 May 2013 12:08:46 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349773 165 <BR> <BR> I think starting the new 3rd shift job has caused my weight loss to slow down - less sleep. I know that's not unusual. I feel like I need to change up something to give it a kick. I know I should add some strength training, and of course add more fruits and veggies to my diet. Wed, 8 May 2013 11:42:00 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341979 165.8 <BR> <BR> I thought I would lose, since I'm on my feet running around for 9 hours on my new part-time job. It's 3rd shift, so I've added a middle-of-the-night snack, but I've still been staying in my calorie range. I hope getting a lot less sleep isn't going to throw off the weight loss. Wed, 1 May 2013 12:30:33 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335580 Down to 165.6 - woohoo! <BR> <BR> I started a second part-time job in a warehouse - lots of walking and stair-climbing. Yay for more exercise! (Although my feet are KILLING me!) Maybe my weight loss will pick up, but I'm not rushing it. Slow and steady wins the race! Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:36:10 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326288 Lost 3 pounds last week - down to 167; woohoo! And that was even including a couple of unplanned restaurant meals. Only 7 pounds away from my short-term goal of getting down to 160 by my daughter's graduation June 8th. Hmm . . . a little over 7 weeks to lose 7 pounds. Can I do it?? Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:40:05 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318304 Gained a pound - 170.8. I spent the weekend out of town with family, eating in restaurants, and birthday cake! So, not too bad I guess. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:25:12 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311339 Down to 169.8 - woohoo! Slipped up some this week with Easter. M&Ms around as I made my daughter some trail mix to take on a trip. It's hard to track if you're grabbing a few here and there! Not a good thing . . . Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:29:15 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #12 On the Broken Heart Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301973 Down to 170.4 - woohoo! I realized last night that I have less to lose than I have already lost (if that makes sense)! I set a short-term goal of reaching 160 by my daughter's graduation in June. I don't have a specific number in mind as my ultimate goal weight. I weighed 110 in high school, but now that seems so low I can't imagine being (and maintaining) that again. According to the BMI charts to get in the "healthy" range the number is 136, so I guess I'm hoping to get close to that a... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:03:21 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293632 173.2 - gained a tiny bit. Eh; it happens. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:39:02 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285147 Lost almost 3 pounds this past week - down to 172.8. <BR> <BR> Anxiety is up, making my stomach hurt almost all the time. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:17:58 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275820 Down to 175.4 - woohoo. Still having trouble eating enough, although I try to get into my calorie range every day. Nothing seems very good. Still have no energy to exercise. I just don't see an end to this. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:36:06 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #8 On the Divorce Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266003 Down to 176.6. That's 30 pounds lost since last summer, 40 since I joined Sparkpeople in Jan. 2011 (I lost some, then gained some back.) <BR> <BR> It's hard to be as happy as I should be, when the weight loss is due to going through a separation. It's because I don't have my husband to eat out with like we used to. It's because I've been so upset and depressed that I don't have much of an appetite. It's because I'm in a tiny apartment that doesn't have a full-sized stove or oven, and coo... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:52:20 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257843 My weight was exactly the same - 177.8 (although it was a little lower a couple days ago). I've had a little more junk this week; I made a peach cobbler one day for my daughter (and had ice cream with it, of course!). I actually dug out my exercise dvds and did a Leslie Sansone Walk Away The Pounds one evening! It felt good. Unfortunately, that was on my day off. On days I work my feet hurt too much to want to do a walking workout! I know, I know; I should do it BEFORE I go to work. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:28:18 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248925 Just over a pound lost last week - down to 177.8. <BR> <BR> Still have no appetite, nothing tastes good. I make myself eat because I don't want to get light-headed and dizzy at work. Even my ultimate comfort food; dark chocolate, seems to make my stomach hurt. I have so much anxiety in my stomach when I wake up in the morning that it's hard to eat breakfast - and I've always been a cereal-lover. I feel like I've just lost any happiness that I ever got from anything, including food. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:38:25 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240107 Another pound lost - down to 179, woohoo. <BR> <BR> I found it hard to eat enough calories this week; I think every day but one I was below the recommended range. I'm doing really well with not eating a lot of junk, but I don't have enough good stuff around. I mean, how many nuts, beans, cheese, apples, cereal, and milk can I eat before I'm sick of it?? (That's been the bulk of my diet lately.) I know I should expand my tastes, but I've always been a very picky eater, and going through t... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:25:55 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230094 Down to 180.8 - woohoo! <BR> <BR> I always heard that when people go through a divorce they usually either lose a lot of weight, or gain a lot of weight. I always figured I'd be one who would gain by turning to food for comfort. But I feel like I've kind of ridden the fence; I feel like I could easily go into a binge sometimes, and I do still love my comfort foods, but mostly I don't have much of an appetite. When I discovered at Christmas that I already had lost some weight I decided t... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:58:22 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219836 Almost 2 pounds lost this week; down to 182.4. Some pants I bought a few months ago are too loose! (Thank goodness for the Goodwill!) <BR> Still not really exercising. Separated from my husband for almost 6 months; I don't know when I'll ever start to feel "normal". I still feel very fragile, I still feel like I'm just trying to hold myself together and not collapse under the weight of my anxiety. I still feel like getting out of bed is a major accomplishment. I still feel like the ef... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:48:28 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210709 I lost 3 pounds this past week - woohoo! I'm down to 184; 33 lost since my high of 217 two years ago. <BR> <BR> I've had a cold, so I didn't do much exercise this week. I am getting lots of movement in my new library job, so that's a good thing. I wish I could sleep better; I think I'd feel better and more like exercising. I just have so much anxiety. I have trouble falling asleep, don't sleep well, and wake up early full of anxiety <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Glad I weighed this morning... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:53:03 EST Wednesday Weigh-In #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198488 Down to 187 - woohoo. That's down 30 pounds from my high of 217 two years ago. The divorce diet's really working. It's fairly easy to skip the junk when you don't have much of an appetite. <BR> <BR> I know I need to get back into an exercise routine, but it's so hard. I've pretty much spent the last 7 months in bed or on the couch. I just started a new job shelving in a library; I'm on my feet moving around the library for 4-hour shifts. I'm hoping that will get my energy up enough to ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:54:39 EST Back to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191847 It's exactly 2 years since I first joined Sparkpeople. In the first 6 months I lost 25 pounds and was so proud of myself. Then we moved, and there was a lot of stress, and I gained back about 10 pounds. Then last June I was dumped, out of the blue, by my husband of 18 years; I was stunned and devastated. So since then I've just been in survival mode, not eating really great or really terribly either, no exercise to speak of. During the holidays I was at a relative's home and stepped on a... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 16:11:19 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 27 & 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374407 Last week 194.75 <BR> <BR> This week 192.25 <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:29:05 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344619 26 weeks; that's half a year! <BR> <BR> Down half a pound this week; 193. 24 pounds less than when I started. <BR> <BR> It's really really hard to do this in the summer, when we have no regular schedule. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:16:40 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332775 Up a pound and a half, 193.5. <BR> <BR> Too much stress, eating for comfort. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:52:09 EST Wednesday Weigh-Ins 22, 23, 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4319045 June 8 - Wednesday Weigh-In 22 - 194 pounds, exactly the same. <BR> <BR> June 15 - Wednesday Weigh-In 23 - 193.5, down half a pound. <BR> <BR> June 22 - Wednesday Weigh-In 24 - 192, down a pound and a half, 25 pounds lost total! Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:22:05 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4270362 Lost half a pound this past week. <BR> <BR> I weigh 194. <BR> <BR> Down 23 pounds total since Jan. 5. <BR> <BR> Stress, stress, stress! Stuck with a house that won't sell, and getting ready to buy the new one. Wrapping up our kid's sophomore year of high school; don't think she's gonna finish as strong as we would like. Driver's ed coming up! And all the "regular" drama of a 16-year-old girl. Siiiiiggggghhhhh. <BR> <BR> I haven't been tracking my food much lately, but I think I've b... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 15:13:34 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4254918 Up 1 pound, 194.5. <BR> <BR> Not a good week for watching nutrition. My mom is visiting and we've been eating out alot, and staying up late, which calls for caffeine! Taking mom home today, so looking forward to getting back on track. Wed, 25 May 2011 08:33:32 EST Random Weight-Loss Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4240636 - I have an old-style doctor's scale; it came with the house. Since getting below 200, when I weigh myself I always start at the 200 notch, just because I love to see the balance clunk down! <BR> <BR> - Clipping and painting my toenails has gotten easier since I've lost the spare tire! <BR> <BR> - One day I was out running errands, and I got shaky-hungry. So I went through the Arby's drive-thru and got just a Jr. Roast Beef sandwich, and a drink. No fries; I didn't even consider them! T... Wed, 18 May 2011 09:52:39 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4240345 Woo Hoo! I lost 2 pounds this past week! That's 23.5 pounds total lost since January 5th. I weigh 193.5. <BR> <BR> Severe calorie restriction does work! Just kidding; I know it's not severe, but sometimes it feels like it. Anyway, it works. Wed, 18 May 2011 07:38:02 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4224990 Down to 195.5. <BR> <BR> One pound lost this past week. <BR> <BR> 21.5 pounds lost since Jan. 5th. Wed, 11 May 2011 09:17:59 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209222 196.5 <BR> <BR> Only gained a quarter pound this past week, which included family coming to visit. Not too bad! Wed, 4 May 2011 09:15:38 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4193466 WooHoo! I lost the weight I gained last week while on a beach trip! I'm now down 20.75 pounds!! That's exciting! And motivation to keep on keepin' on! Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:28:41 EST 20 Pounds Lost! . . . sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4186188 Well, last Sunday morning I was leaving for our beach trip and decided to weigh myself so I could have a current number to tell family members I was seeing. Lo and behold, my weight was down an even 20 pounds!! YAY!!! So happy! <BR> <BR> Had a great time at the beach. Ate lots of good junk food, but got a lot of exercise too, walking and bicycling the boardwalk. <BR> <BR> I wasn't going to weigh myself again until my regular Wednesday Weigh-In, but I couldn't resist. Weighed yesterday... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:08:38 EST I won $10 on the SparkWheel!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4165452 I won a $10 gift certificate to the SparkStore on the SparkWheel today! I spent it on a light blue WooHoo! tshirt. Can't wait to get it and wear it! <em>304</em> SparkPeople! Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:15:21 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4162654 Down another 3/4 of a pound! <BR> 18.75 pounds total lost since Jan. 5th! <BR> I weigh 198.25 pounds. <BR> <BR> Glad not to have gained. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:00:12 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4146288 So happy to say I AM OUT OF THE 200s!! <BR> I lost a pound and a half last week, bringing my weight to 199. <BR> I've lost a total of 18 pounds since January 5th. <BR> <BR> After my last blog entry saying I would be out of the 200s this week, I started to doubt it. We were out of town overnight on a high school band trip, which meant eating out for two days. And while on the trip I turned my ankle pretty badly. Went to the doctor who sent me to get it x-rayed; nothing is broken. So I... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 09:35:13 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4128437 I lost another 1 3/4 pounds last week, bringing my weight to 200.5! Yay, me!! <BR> <BR> I've lost 16.5 pounds total since January 5th! <BR> <BR> Hoping to be out of the 200s next week. No, scratch that; I'm GOING to be out of the 200s next week! Wed, 30 Mar 2011 07:44:18 EST It's so hard to get enough sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4115930 I keep reading about how important sleep is, and how it can even influence weight-loss. I'm a great sleeper, thank goodness! My problem is it seems impossible to get to bed early enough. I get up at 6:45am during the week, so to get 8 hours I'd need to get to bed by 10:45pm. I would LOVE to go to bed at 10:45, or even earlier, but it's really hard with a husband and a teenage daughter! <BR> <BR> For one thing, I feel like I'm missing out on family time if I leave them to go to bed. An... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:31:23 EST