HOPE4LOSS1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOPE4LOSS1 HOPE4LOSS1'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/ Just an update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551296 Trying to get focused again on my health - doing it super slowly. I just don't have it in me to make big changes right now. I have been struggling through my depression and so every little thing, that one would normally think wouldn't be a big deal - is nearly impossible for me. It's frustrating because I don't have a lot of support in my real life. I mean, family and friends want to help, but they don't know how. I always feel like what I do isn't good enough. I get told, "just do it."... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:09:34 EST Harry Potter Challenge Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442431 So this week's challenge is essentially the same as week one. We are to pick a habit we'd like to break and a habit we'd like to build. We can continue with our previous choices or choose to work on a new one. <BR> <BR> I, frankly, feel I fell apart with round one. Went strong for a couple weeks and then blam, was out for the count. Not sure I want to focus on round one's issue to break (for me it was laziness ). It evens sounds lazy that I don't want to focus on it. Ok, I didn't compl... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:01:11 EST Harry Potter Challenge Wk 3 and More... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423757 Ok... <BR> So, I'm struggling. I'm slipping... I'm not at a point where it will be hard to correct, but I can feel the sense of blah taking over. I don't know exactly what I need to do to get going again. <BR> It's common that I slip at this point. I have a specific set of items I am supposed to do for my "A" section of our challenge. It's a cleaning schedule - but I'm not doing them. I just stopped. <BR> Perhaps, the "B" part of this challenge will help - I am to go to other team mates a... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 04:51:12 EST Harry Potter Challenge Wk 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414448 Stage 2a. What *baby* steps do you intend to try to take to help you prevent any regress back to this negative pattern? <BR> <BR> My issue from the previous blog, and the habit I'm working on changing was my ability to not do things. I referred to is as my laziness. I think the biggest area of concern in regards to this is cleaning. It applies to my food choices and exercise, but I think the mess blocks me from dealing with other things well. It eats away at me a bit. <BR> So, the baby... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:12:22 EST Harry Potter Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408196 Harry Potter Challenge. <BR> <BR> Stage 1a: <BR> A problem I'd like to address. My laziness. I don't know what else to call it. At work, I'm a rockstar in my ability to focus, physically get stuff done. I come home and it all shuts down. This applies to exercise, cooking, cleaning. Really my entire life outside work is about doing nothing. It's like my brain and body turn off. I'll let things go that shouldn't - this especially relates to cleaning. My car is a disaster of trash. It's not li... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 06:36:21 EST Random thoughts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377963 I need to plan for the upcoming month and hold myself accountable. I want to blog weekly as this has previously helped keep me focused on my goals. <BR> Life is a little overwhelming right now for no apparent reason - I just feel like there is too much and can't seem to organize myself in ways that will help with my journey. Here are my thoughts on various things: <BR> I'm looking for a part time job, in addition to the full time job I work now as I'm not making enough. If another FT job... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:54:51 EST A little triumph http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354103 So, I was picking up a prescription at the local grocery store and I really wanted a piece of cheesecake. I told myself that I would just buy one of those single serve ones and not an ENTIRE one. I was hungry anyway and that is the worst time to go to the grocery store. Hungry and tons of food around? Not a good plan. However, after I picked up my prescription and grabbed the single slice of cheesecake. I changed my mind. I put it back and just left with my prescription. I realized I d... Sun, 12 May 2013 14:34:53 EST Last Challenge Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278910 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> -Mainly that I'm not giving up even if I haven't been all that successful with starting this new habit of strength training. I'm taking the advice from one of the comments on my previous blog and doing a "Reward Jar" and maybe even do a "pounds to lose" and "pounds lost" jar. Something visual may help me. <BR> Otherwise, I'll continue with this challenge and hope to make a difference going forward with my health and the t... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:06:06 EST Blog Challenge Questions 3-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277331 Ok, so I meant to do one of these each day to get the points for the challenge, but I'm slipping and not just in blogging. Ugh. I know this will only count as one, but important to answer the questions anyway. <BR> <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> -- Apparently, I'm not. I'm doing nothing. It's an unfortunate reoccurring problem <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> -- Oooh, ouch, another reminder - nothing. <BR> <BR> 5) What can you impr... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:33:36 EST 2) How will you do that? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271091 Ok, so question two refers to #1: 2) How will you do that? (How will I develop the new habit I want to start) <BR> -I sort of answered this in the first blog - I plan to buy Sparkpeople's Total Body Sculpting video and probably re-do the Biggest Loser Power Sculpt. I guess I have a plan, it's actually just about doing it. Always my struggle. The only way to do this is just to do it. I'll let you know how it goes. <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 12:39:31 EST 1) What new habit you wish to develop? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269650 Part of a challenge for a team I'm on is about blogging about seven questions that were asked (one per day)... So this is for that and the question: <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> -I'm not sure this would count as new, more like I'd like this to become a habit again. Strength training regularly. I used to be pretty consistent and I could tell the difference in my strength and definition of various muscles. <BR> I want to strength train every other day again. I pla... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 11:31:26 EST Default Response http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262841 I haven't blogged for a couple months and thought it was about time I did. So, I'm kind of stuck. Stuck. I can't seem to push myself, even slightly, not for my health anyway. I push myself for work - I feel obligated to do a good job, work hard, but beyond that I'm just blah. <BR> It seems my default response to a problem is just sit back and do nothing. They say, for an animal, when cornered it is either fight or flight... my response is to just take it. Brace and take it. Don't fig... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:13:38 EST BLC Challenge - Managing Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164398 One of our tasks for the BLC challenge is to blog about three ways to reduce stress during the holidays. The holidays don't stress me at all, so I think this is just a way for me to reduce my stress overall. <BR> One of the links on the team brought me to this link: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=889 </link> <BR> <BR> Which has 31 days to reduce stress. I'm going to follow this. I think going forward my main ways to help cope with stress is ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:17:00 EST The Struggle Continues... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151810 I've slipped again. I got a cold--in fact, I got two. I was recovering from the first when the second one hit. The second one was worse, and while, I'm almost over it - it seems to want to linger. <BR> I've neglected my goals in pretty much all areas and I'm only semi-motivated to get going again. I was really excited to be a part of the BLC20, but slipped there too. I feel bad for not at least attempting to participate after the first 6 weeks. Ugh. <BR> I saved some money and decid... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:26:34 EST Oh! Hello, October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086464 So, it's freakin' cold outside. Yesterday, here just outside of Denver, it was like 80 degrees. I think last night, mother nature realized, hey, it's October, it should totally be colder... and so, now it is. That's probably not how the weather works, but that is how it is in my mind. <BR> I've been doing fairly well. I've lost seven pounds this week, which is awesome. But I'm worried. I see myself listing excuses not to do today's exercise, although at this point, I still do it anywa... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:04:23 EST May the streak continue... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074478 So, I've been following my exercise plan consistently for three weeks (heading into my fourth week now) and I'm really happy about this. I suffer through depression, but can say, definitively that I am happy about this. <BR> I've been walking six days a week(one mile each, except Monday is a 2.5mile hike with the dogs), strength training every day (4 days is Biggest Loser Power Sculpt level one and the other three days is Sparkpeople 9min seated arm/shoulder workout). <BR> My plan this week... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:37:29 EST BLC 20 - Twelve week plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055738 So, the BLC 20 has begun (Go COURAGEOUS COPPER COUGARS!) and one of the tasks is to blog about our plan over the next twelve weeks (the duration of the challenge) <BR> Number one goal: PARTICIPATE. This means that I will check-in daily and join in each of the challenges to the best of my ability. It means being honest about where I am and what I am doing. <BR> <BR> ~Nutrition: I need to change the way I am eating. I work overnight and this seems to effect how I eat. I generally was eati... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:35:31 EST August review and going forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032674 Well, August is almost over and I just wanted to write down some thoughts on my progress thus far... <BR> Nutrition: <BR> My meal planning has developed quite well -- I'm doing this consistently and keeping with it. <BR> What I need to work on going forward - lowering my salt intake and avoiding so much coffee. I don't really add salt to anything, but I'm amazed at how much salt is in sauces, that I just didn't pay attention to before. <BR> I'm easily drinking 64oz of water a day - mo... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:09:13 EST Getting back into the swing of things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019563 So, it's actually been a pretty decent week - work wise, home wise, food wise, etc... I feel pretty good about my meal and exercise plan for the coming week. I decided that I will plan each day on what I want to accomplish from what type and how much of exercise to meals to cleaning. I'm not sure how long I'll keep this up, for I like the idea of being incredibly organized and following task lists and checking off what I have done... the IDEA of it sounds appealing, more than the actual ti... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:06:15 EST Just wanted to blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008372 I haven't kept up on my weekly blogging goal. So, I decided to do a short one to just check in. <BR> I'm really not eating all that well, but I am tracking it. I guess that is something. I'm also trying some yoga - which is very new for me. I wish I was more flexible - I suspect this will get better if I keep at it -- but part of the problem really is my size. I'm just too big for some of the poses. I'll continue to work on it - as I actually like doing it. <BR> Nothing else much to... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 14:16:43 EST July Weekly review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973090 So, I've been on vacation this week and I realize how much calories I must burn just being at work. I'm on my feet 8-10hrs a day, constantly walking. I've gained back some weight being off this week. I don't know that it's directly related to being on vacation, but I think it's part of it. <BR> One positive about being on vacation is that I am not drinking nearly the amount of coffee (which is brewed constantly at work). I have been doing super great with just water this week. No soda ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:59:48 EST Harry Potter Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962008 As part of a challenge I'm on, we are assigned to blog about overcoming obstacles. <BR> <BR> I struggle with this immensely. I just fade into the background. I don't overcome, I just let it be. I think this has to do with my depression. I don't have a lot of drive, motivation. My default position is just let it be. The only place I don't have this attitude seems to be at work. At work I feel obligated to do as much as possible, to work hard, to strive to do better. It's this obliga... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:05:40 EST June Review and July Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953716 June goals were: <BR> <BR> Track food 100% <BR> -Reality is that I increased the amount I am tracking, but still not 100%. <BR> <BR> Drink 64oz of water daily <BR> -I consistently do this, but also drink a TON of coffee and diet soda. I really need to work on replacing those with more water <BR> <BR> Changing when I walk to days off <BR> -Struggled with this. Working graveyards is hard to work around. My body seems to want to change sleeping schedule on day off to a ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:35:13 EST June Weekly review #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941237 Goal/Actual <BR> 1. Track 100% of my food. <BR> -Acutal: About 80%, so an improvement over previous weeks. I'm using another program other than Sparkpeople that I find easier to use. <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 64oz of water daily. <BR> -Actual: Goal met - easily drank 64oz of water daily. <BR> <BR> 3. Change when I exercise to before I go to work at night. <BR> -Actual: This has worked better this week. Earlier this morning went for about a two mile walk. I would like to do 3-4 miles on ... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:58:41 EST June Weekly review #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932128 Goal/Actual <BR> 1. Track 100% of my food. <BR> -Acutal: Tracked about 60% of my food. I will continue to work on this. <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 64oz of water daily. <BR> -Actual: Goal met - easily drank 64oz of water daily. <BR> <BR> 3. Change when I exercise to before I go to work at night. <BR> -Actual: Still struggling with this. I have decided to walk just on Sunday night, Monday night, and Tuesday night. Strength train Wed and Fri. This seems to work better than to try to wake up ... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:11:29 EST June Weekly review #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4922945 Goal/Actual <BR> 1. Track 100% of my food. <BR> -Acutal: Tracked about 30% of my food. I think I ate reasonably well, but only way to know for sure is to be able to review it after being tracked. Need to make this more of a priority going forward. <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 64oz of water daily. <BR> -Actual: Goal met - easily drank 64oz of water daily. <BR> <BR> 3. Change when I exercise to before I go to work at night. <BR> -Actual: This one I really struggled with. I just have a wicked hard ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:04:15 EST June goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914829 It's been awhile since I wrote down my goals for the month and to help me going forward, figured it's time to do this again. So... <BR> 1. Track 100% of my food. At this point, I'm really just concerned with tracking it - not keeping within any ranges or limiting myself, just making sure I track it. <BR> 2. Drink 64oz of water daily. I've actually kept up on this pretty well, but need to lessen the amount of coffee/soda I am drinking. Biggest area of concern is work - where we brew co... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 13:40:32 EST Slipping into blah... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903101 It's not exactly like I'm slipping into blah... I'm sort of already there. I'm just not present. I find myself doing lots of nothing. I work long hours and then do nothing when I'm off. I don't really have an interest in doing much. I want to lose weight - that is something. I guess I just don't want to do what it takes to lose weight. <BR> I don't know how to change who I am. I am not motivated. I am blah. <BR> Tue, 29 May 2012 16:40:55 EST It's been too long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874097 I find myself here again - trying to take steps to improve my health, lose weight. I keep coming back to Sparkpeople. I just can't seem to keep going, to keep at it. I do little bits, but not consistently. I am struggling with depression and getting my thyroid levels right. <BR> I'm not sure what to do other than to keep trying... I'm so afraid of slipping. I don't mean slipping as in I eat something overly fatty once or miss a day of walking. I mean slipping into nothing, into blah..... Wed, 9 May 2012 14:08:02 EST Harry Potter Challenge (long) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4384078 For the Harry Potter challenge, we are to visit a couple classrooms and blog about issues related to that class... so, first up for me is History of Magic: <BR> The how I came to be here before I was here. History. I've been overweight most of my life, been through diets all along. My mother never pushed for me to lose weight, though if I was interested she was supportive. My father was always suggesting different things to try to lose weight. Over time I somewhat resented it. I thought ... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 04:22:25 EST Planning for the upcoming week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4351487 The Challenge of Harry Potter team's assignment for today was to blog about what my plans for next week are to continue my success. <BR> I will walk 30 minutes five times next week. <BR> I will drink 64oz of water daily. <BR> I will post and keep up with my challenges. <BR> I will track all my food. Sat, 9 Jul 2011 14:44:40 EST Declaring My Independence... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4336403 I, hereby, declare my independence from my own oppression, negative self talk, or any other efforts made to hinder my success. <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 23:40:52 EST And so it goes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4323660 I'm actually okay with what I am doing. It's small, significantly less than what I used to do to contribute to my health, but I'm moving forward. Motivation is still an issue. I've never been one entirely motivated for long periods of time. <BR> I think breaking down my goals into ten day increments (I'm on day five) has been helpful. I'm not making those goals 100%, but I'm tracking it and working towards improvement over time. <BR> My goals this ten day period include drinking 40oz ... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:49:01 EST So, I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4306245 Not even sure I'm really back. I don't know that I'll be able to stick with it. I know how to get back into it, just not sure I'm up to doing it. I did think it was time to blog a little just to get it out there. <BR> I'm working overnights now and so that is taking some getting used to. Working overnight isn't so bad - it's my days off that are the problem, my body seems to want to switch back to 'normal' sleeping hours. Drains me when I go back to work. <BR> I'm on no plan as far as ... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:11:22 EST Been awhile, still around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3849654 Thought it past time I wrote a blog entry. I've basically maintained for the last couple months - weight wise. Walking still continues to go well. Weather has cooperated nicely. <BR> Food: Been over indulging lately and must get back on plan. Water has been so so. Drinking too much soda. <BR> I think if I focus on food a little more, can maybe move that scale number in a more favorable direction. <BR> So it goes... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:38:58 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3529968 So, last week I maintained, this week I am down two pounds. Walking continues, one strength training session (one of these days, I'll need to increase that). Work is decent, food, water also doing ok. <BR> I saw Inception twice - yes, it's that good. I'm a big fan of Hans Zimmer (movie's composer). Anyway, must continue on. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:28:43 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3529967 So, last week I maintained, this week I am down two pounds. Walking continues, one strength training session (one of these days, I'll need to increase that). Work is decent, food, water also doing ok. <BR> I saw Inception twice - yes, it's that good. I'm a big fan of Hans Zimmer (movie's composer). Anyway, must continue on. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:28:42 EST Maintained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496621 This week I maintained in just about everything -- food, exercise, and weight. My attempts to get in some strength training fell relatively short... did about one session. Just am not motivated to do it. It'll happen at some point, I'm just glad I'm keeping up my streak in walking daily. <BR> 'Till next time. Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:53:39 EST Maintained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496620 This week I maintained in just about everything -- food, exercise, and weight. My attempts to get in some strength training fell relatively short... did about one session. Just am not motivated to do it. It'll happen at some point, I'm just glad I'm keeping up my streak in walking daily. <BR> 'Till next time. Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:53:37 EST Another week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3467206 Another short weekly review: <BR> 3lbs down, eating decently - worked out a better routine around work. <BR> 3 miles per day. Strength training needs to be a focus. <BR> Just gotta keep moving forward. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 11:13:59 EST Another week, another blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3439881 Two pounds down this week. I've been walking three miles every day for quite some time. Dogs love it. Need to get in more strength training - doing a couple sessions per week, half-heartedly. <BR> Enjoying the Ruby challenge. Happy to be donating pounds to Santa for this challenge. <BR> Short blog. <BR> 'Till next time. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 23:03:08 EST Weeks go by, time to blog again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3415942 Been busy at work and find myself not doing my weekly blog. I just spaced it out. So, since the re-re-start (beginning of May) I am down 15lbs! Fabu fabu. <BR> Helping local senate candidate with some volunteer work has also taken up some time. <BR> I got my meds adjusted, but doc said I could finish my current prescription as I'm just off a little. So, being that I'm almost out of that, I called the pharmacy... they said they have new dosage filled and to come by. I said I'd be there... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 21:35:03 EST Week ending 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3357829 Slight delay - normally blog on Saturday. Just re-cappin' the week. <BR> <BR> -Exercise consistent. Drinking more water. Went to doc, got meds adjusted. <BR> Need to plan meals better - finding myself not eating at work, going 9+ hours without food, just water. Not helping metabolism. <BR> Getting hotter - must walk earlier in the AM. <BR> Another short blog. 'Till next week.... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:31:11 EST Another week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3328631 I lost one pound... need to drink more water...find myself drinking more diet soda. Food is semi-decent. Feeling slightly unmotivated, but will continue. <BR> Short blog. 'Till next time. Sun, 13 Jun 2010 01:21:11 EST Weekly Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3303404 This week went fairly well. I'm not consuming enough calories - need to plan better around work. <BR> I did lose two pounds, so that is good. Exercise is ok, need to do more strength training. Right now,I've just been walking. Water is excellent. <BR> Need to get up earlier to go walking as it's getting too hot in middle of the day (95 here yesterday, blech). <BR> All around a decent week Sat, 5 Jun 2010 13:39:56 EST Just another Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3280578 ....I did get a job - which is good, nothing special but it will help pay the bills. Hopefully it goes well - I've only been there a couple days and the people seem nice enough. Just have to get used to their systems. <BR> I also lost 6lbs this week, which is incredible - must continue to not lose sight of the long run when I don't have weeks like this. <BR> Otherwise, things seem to be going ok. Sat, 29 May 2010 19:50:22 EST Just another Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3280577 ....I did get a job - which is good, nothing special but it will help pay the bills. Hopefully it goes well - I've only been there a couple days and the people seem nice enough. Just have to get used to their systems. <BR> I also lost 6lbs this week, which is incredible - must continue to not lose sight of the long run when I don't have weeks like this. <BR> Otherwise, things seem to be going ok. Sat, 29 May 2010 19:50:19 EST In a funk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3256862 Can't seem to get out of this funk... doesn't help that I gained back the 3lbs I lost last week. That seems to be how it goes... <BR> Oh well... Sat, 22 May 2010 13:02:13 EST Switchin' to Saturdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3232846 So, my new bloggin' day is Saturday. Today - short, simple. <BR> Things continue to go well - lost 3lbs this week. Good re-start weigh in. <BR> Getting new glasses today - all else is well. <BR> Take care! Sat, 15 May 2010 15:49:18 EST 19th Week of 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3224130 So, I'm trying to get back into weekly blogging. I may end up switching this to Saturdays (going to be weighing in then and it corresponds to a team challenge's weigh in day). <BR> It's very interesting to note that when I want to get focused, I can get right back into it. It seems that I fade slowly, but when I'm determined to get back in I'm 100%... I just have to have this last. I need to work up my exercise again, but I'm regularly doing it - daily. <BR> I do a daily dog walk (one ... Wed, 12 May 2010 23:13:57 EST