IAMLOVINGIT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAMLOVINGIT IAMLOVINGIT'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/ I Do Not Want To Do This Anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244703 Since June 01, 2008 I have worked out and cut my calorie content. I have worked hard. I lost 80 lbs have keep it off for 3 years. I just do not want to workout 6 days. I want to eat as much as I want and what ever I want when ever I want to eat it. It has been said if you do something long enough you will like it. Well for me it just has not happen. I have never liked to workout and I still do not like it even after 6 years. <BR> <BR> Before June 08 I worked out 3 days a week and... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:47:54 EST Happy New Year, I'm Still Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206028 Happy New Year, To all my Spark Family. I'm still here, I am still working out 6 days a week I have had my weight off for over 3 years now. Give or take 7-8 lbs for thanksgiving LOL. God is so good. I Keep my weight around 145. The process is ever changing and evolving. This is still hard work. I still do not like working out. I must be ever aware of what I put in my mouth, but the benefits are so great. I love the way I look and feel in my cloths that is my pay off. <BR> <BR> For... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:51:57 EST For MsMakeOver http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3815229 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l786609314.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913460264.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l103888184.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> MsMakeOver per your request. The pictures tell only part of the story of why I gained 10 lbs. I started baking Tue. and I started eating. Hot homemade rolls with butter. Warm cinnamon rolls with icing. WOO HOO, warm Pineapple upside cake right out of the oven.... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:19:04 EST Keeping it Real and making it Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3668827 Just a note to all my spark family and friends. I can not thank You all enough for thinking about me from time to time and sending me goodies and notes. I am really grateful for all the kindness and thoughtfulness you all show me . I am still working out 6 days a week. not trying to loose any more weight, but I am loosing inches. I now wear a size 6p pants and a size 4 skirt. <em>334</em> I am and feel so truly blessed. <em>23</em> <em>410</em> <em>67</em> <em>437</em> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 02:49:02 EST What this Journey has taught me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3349082 This weight loss journey that has turned into a health journey has been so eye opening, It has truly taught me so much about myself, I have grown so much. It is such a wonderful feeling, What I truly know for sure is that You have to find what works for you. I have read books on weight loss, read articles, on the web, in newspapers, in magazines, Looked at Oprah, Dr OZ, Dr Phil. Bob Green. and of course Spark People and in the end I had to figure it out for myself. <BR> <BR> Don't... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:37:59 EST The Thanksgiving FIVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2578157 My Thanksgiving Menu <BR> <BR> BAKED TURKEY W/ DRESSINGS & GRAVY <BR> BAKED BEEF RIBS <BR> GREENS <BR> STRING BEANS <BR> BUTTERNUT SQUASH <BR> BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE <BR> BAKED MASHED POTATOES <BR> <BR> HOMEMADE CAKES- VANILLA, PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN <BR> WHOLE WHEAT ROLLS & <BR> CINNAMON ROLLS <BR> JUICE,, WINE, BEER & WATER <BR> <BR> I will be eating for about a week and I will gain about 5 lbs. I shall enjoy every minute of it. I will only miss 2 day of working out at the most., Than... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 03:12:02 EST My 225 lb Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2552025 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/4/b246303872.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As most of you know June 1, 08, I weighed 225lbs. That is the very day I started my journey. I had been going to the gym 3 days a week and when I left the gym, I would eat and drink any thing I wanted. I keep telling my daughter I just don't know why I can not lose this weight. I am working out 3 day a week at the gym. I am weight training and doing cardio. I had even though about the lap band. <BR> <BR> On t... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:36:13 EST POWER PLATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2429839 From time to time I work out on a power plate. Some of you ask me what is power plate . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/7/b171697044.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Technology : What is Power Plate? <BR> Power Plate® equipment is the premium vibration device powering a new dimension in wellness solutions for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. It uses the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrati... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 02:37:39 EST WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2378890 As I sit here on the eve of my grandsons birth. It set me to thinking. Last year at his birthday party. I had lost 22 pounds down from my 225. I had started my weight lose journey June 1, 2008. Well to make a long story short <em>2</em> , I had express to everyone there about my weight and how I was working to loose the weight. Of course they could not really see the little 22 pounds I had lost but no matter I could see it. Anyway I told them that next year at my grandsons third bir... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 00:42:36 EST SHAKE IT UP BABY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2365972 Because I know that this weight lose journey is a personal one, of which I am so happy to share with you all. I started Monday to shake up my routine at the gym. My weight is slowing to a crawl. I know it is because I am getting close to the end. Never the less, I know it could be better. So at the Gym Monday I push back a little. I did only 70 min of cardio instead of 80, I changed up my weight lifting routine. I know I had been doing the same weight lifting for too long so it was... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 20:47:52 EST BIRTHDAY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2348887 <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>407</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Spark Friends and Family; <BR> Well today I turned sixty-two (62). God has bless me to take this wonderful journey of weight loss and good health. I AM SO BLESSED. I AM SO HAPPY. Today before I went the gym for 3 hours I weighed and measured. Remember the month of July I gain my wonderful 7 lbs in 3 weeks. Well let me report I have dropped the 7 lb and three yes 3 more. I also dropped 1.1 inches. My wish for ... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:14:49 EST WEIGH IN COMING SOON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2335606 Dear Spark Family and Friends; <BR> <BR> I usually weigh in every month, well last month because I went on vacation and grained 7 lbs I did not. Now do understand. I have no regrets for gaining 7 lbs I so enjoyed myself and my lifestyle allows for it. So on my birthday I will weigh and measure myself. I have already dropped the 7 lbs it took me about 3 weeks about the same amount of time it took me to put it on. So Friends and Family keep a eye out, weigh in coming soon <em>224</em>... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:13:28 EST HA, HA, I GAINED 7 POUNDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2273456 <em>246</em> To all my <em>223</em> s, I have a big smile on my face. I went on vacation for 3 weeks and gained seven pounds. Yes 7 pounds. I so enjoyed myself, I had homemade strawberry ice, brownies, hot fudge cake, cookies, Lasagna, ate a Joe's Crab Shack, (cheeses nachos, Choc. cake and Ice). Ate at Ruby Tuesday 2 times. Oh boy did I enjoy myself. I did other things that I enjoyed but they did not contribute to my weight gain <em>30</em> . <BR> <BR> It is all good beca... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:44:27 EST INCHES DON'T LIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2192530 <em>34</em> Nannieschicken, said in one of her blogs, I think, she wanted to throw the scale away. AMEN . I have lost 2 lbs this month <em>41</em> you see the problem is I know I am to hung up on what the scale say, because I have lost over 6.8 inches all over my body this month. <em>244</em> April 09 my Son ( my daughter husband) designed me a weight lifting program. I have been at it 3 time a week, I now see it is really paying off. <em>224</em> , If any one remember when ... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:44:29 EST Something I Have Learned about Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2156390 I remember before I started this weight loss journey. I would see heavy-set women and say oh, they look so nice in their cloths or they looked so pretty. I now realize that I was telling myself it was alright to let myself get big, besides the larger I got the more I looked like my Mother and that truly was ok with me. Hummm, The mind is a very powerful thing, 80 % mental, that is what I have heard Dr. Ina Smith say. It is so true. If we can just get our minds on the correct track. ... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:57:37 EST Tribute to My Wonderful Daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2150689 When I started this weight loss journey. I did not tell anyone but GOD. I knew with GOD all things are possible. Let see now, maybe about 2 weeks in I told my beautiful daughter, what I had planed to do. I explained that not only was I going to the Gym 3 days week but the other 3 days I would work out at home. I said you all, always ask me what I want for my birthday, well I will give you a head start. I would like you all to get me the WII FIT I said I will buy the Wii, just g... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 21:17:22 EST WOW What a last few WEEKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2133679 This has been a busy few weeks. My Granddaughter had 2 proms to go to, Senior Luncheon, Graduation, and getting ready for collage. My Granddaughter does not live with me but she expects her Grammy Gram to be at everything. So of course I had to keep up my fitness work out, which some times meant I had to be at the gym at 6 or 630 in the am. Look remember I will be 62 in August. <em>409</em> After graduation every one came back to my house to have a little food and open her gifts. ... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:08:37 EST One Year Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2110524 I have told this story before. The fact that on June 1, 2008 I was 225 lbs. That was the day I realized that I had to do something about my weight. So after having a talk with the Almighty. I went to work on me. You see I really knew what to do, but before that day I was not willing to do it. I had already been going to the gym for two and a half years 3 day a week and did not lose weight in fact I gain weight. My fault... I was just not ready. Well, I had to go thought the fire befo... Sun, 31 May 2009 21:31:43 EST IT WAS SO GOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2094773 <em>30</em> I have this big grin on my face. I so enjoyed the fating foods I ate for the last 2 days. <em>35</em> <em>496</em> I have gained at least 3 lbs, was it worth it. Oh yes! because I know for the rest of my life I will have to keep a close eye on my weight. I have said that I will not denie myself any thing I want, when it comes to food. I just will not eat it everyday. Thanksgiving, birthdays, some holidays I will eat what ever my heart desires. If I gain weight as I ... Tue, 26 May 2009 14:14:37 EST I Feel Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2069607 You know what... I know we can all speak about our sad time and unhappy times and stressful times, but what about the feel good times? Well here it is. I feel good, happy and blessed. I step on wii fit today and I am down to 160.5. I take it with a grain of salt because tomorrow on wii fit I may have gained a pound that is why I only measure and record my weight once a month. I keep saying I do not like to excise and I have told myself I need to stop saying that and since I am going to ... Sun, 17 May 2009 15:31:24 EST Looking Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2020604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/2/b626354434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> Things are Looking up. I was a little down the other day, but today is good. After one month I have lost 2.4 lbs and 2 inches all over. AAAH...I gained 1/2 inch on my bicep that is good because I have been trying to gain muscle. <BR> <BR> It is still a struggle because my weight loss has slowed down. I am working out so hard now <em>46</em> and the progress is slower. I am still happy thoug... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:57:04 EST A Little Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2009008 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/7/b87806435.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am working hard to build muscle mass. My weight loss seem to be slow and sometimes going backwards. I am trying to get a handle on it. I will not Stop. I can Not Stop. <em>46</em> I have gone from a size 2x-3x to 12-14. I have lost between 55-58 lbs. Even though I feel a little down. I know I must continue. I SHALL CONTINUE. I know it was a slow process to get this weight on it did not pop up over night.... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:37:02 EST