IN102WIN's SparkPeople Blog IN102WIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A Successful October 2014!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone. Its been a while. I just got back a computer system so I hope to be more active on SP. After the Whole30 program, I have not let go of the type of foods that was eating. Two days since ending the program on the 27th November, I ate bread but I still eat the vegetables and meat. The Friday after the 27th was the 31st of October and I lost more weight. On that day, I lost in total 15 pounds. I was o... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:37:41 EST Whole 30 Synopsis <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> So yesterday was the last day of Whole30. I really enjoyed the experience. In total I've lost 12 pounds in 30 days. I am so grateful for the support of my fellow Spark-friends, those who have commented over the weeks and I really felt the support. I had no internet for a while so I am really sorry that I could not do any daily updates. <BR> <BR> Why - I did this program because I felt I was fighting a losing... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:04:14 EST NSV - Haven't Worn this in..... 4 years. This was one of my favorite dresses and yesterday I tried it on and wore it to church. <BR> I am seeing success so imagine how elated I would be when I have reached my goal weight. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This was me about 4 years ago in the same dress, below <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:36:17 EST Day 21 of Whole 30 I am sorry that I haven't been updating you guys. My computer is giving some trouble but I have great news. As of Thursday this week, I have lost 10 pounds <em>236</em> <em>236</em> God be praised. I have been thanking Him for leading me to this program. Just when I wanted to give up and I was going to stop trying to lose weight, He has blessed me with this. <BR> I have been telling others about it and the success I have been finding on this program. Mind you it hasn't been easy. It's a ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:54:47 EST Day 13 of Whole30 Guys I now weight 227 pounds <em>244</em> I haven't seen that number in at least a year if not more. I feel elated that finally I am seeing success and I am not running back to food to make myself feel better <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Usually when I see results I get comfortable and start eating the same foods that got me into the state I am. NOT this time. Because of Whole30, I am seeing results and I am continuing to eat the foods that give me energy and keep me ... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:55:04 EST Day 10, 11 and 12 of Whole30 I really miss sugar, When I go to the supermarket, I see all the chips and cream biscuits and candy and then I remember I can't have any. This feeling comes and goes though. Also I know that looking at the longterm gains instead of instant gratification is best <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am ready for a vacation, yes I began in a new section last week and they have me feeling like this. Stressed. But I will see if I would feel better this weekend. I need my job and I guess I NEED to find... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:51:02 EST Day 7, 8 and 9 of Whole 30 Today was my first day of exercise after a long hiatus <em>327</em> <em>34</em> I did 25 minutes on the treadmill and burned approximately 100 calories then went on and did an upper body circuit of seated chest press, rows, incline chest press, flies and battle rope work. Followed by crunches on a mat. It was tiring yet I enjoyed it because I was away so long. <BR> I find that my appetite for food has lessened especially over the past 3 days. I am forcing myself to eat. I am not sure if... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 22:29:44 EST Day 5 and 6 of Whole 30 Guys I have lost 3 pounds. Three whole pounds since last week Friday. Wow I am really happy and although the whole 30 website said not to focus on the scale, even don't weigh while doing this program, I knew I was doing this for the weight-loss effects <em>244</em> <BR> I have actually proved that it is true that weight-loss is really based on what we intake daily and also we can't out-exercise a bad diet. <em>473</em> <em>493</em> <em>494</em> <em>468</em> I haven't attended ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:46:12 EST Day 3 and 4 of Whole 30 Guess what I've noticed with this way of eating,,, I feel totally hungry. I feel hungry more often too. I guess that previously I was constantly grazing on food. I always had a candy or chips around to snack on. But eating this way I have 3 meals or 4 for the most each day. <BR> I also noticed that I am still feeling for sweets although the cravings have decreased. Before this, you could not have gotten me to not eat sweets or salty snacks. At this moment, even if I feel for one of those food... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:05:28 EST Day 2 of Whole 30 plus a story... Today was really stressful. I even had an office blow-up at work. Today was really not my day. I started in a section and it was not where I wanted to be. In fact I felt forced to go to that section, as I was holding on for a lady who was on maternity leave. She came back today and I was moved. And Yes there are other underlying issues at work but I won't get in to those. <BR> Any how, I went downstairs to meet my new supervisors and co-workers. Did I say I was not happy to go to this section... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:39:50 EST Day 1 of Whole 30 Today was much better than yesterday. I ate clean and I had nothing extra in the house to tempt me to eat it. One day down, 29 more days to go. Today I noticed that once I prepare in advance, for the next day - in terms of food, I will eat on time and not be really hungry. <BR> However I noticed that I felt hungrier today. I guess its because there is only so much snacking you can do with carrots and cucumber. <BR> Tomorrow is a big day because I am going to a new section at work and how I u... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:05:33 EST Failure.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I failed on my first try of Whole30. I ate a slice of cake and a chocolate cookie <em>495</em> . Why well even after eating healthy all day, i was preparing dinner and I was hungry and despite the fact I was trying to tell my self all the reasons why I should not eat it. I made a decision to. I feel really bad and I feel like I have let my self down and you guys too. Food should not have such a hold on a person... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:16:17 EST Day 5 - Started Whole 30 Program Day 1 <BR> <BR> Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize. <em>484</em> <BR> <BR> Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking. (And it should go without saying, but no tobacco products of any sort, either.) <em>181</em> <BR> <BR> Do not eat grains. This incl... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:08:52 EST Day 4 - Possible Solution??? After finding out I am a food addict on Wednesday, I was totally worried and afraid. We've all seen and personally know of people addicted to substances. In my family there are people who smoke and drink heavily. So I am afraid that my dependence on food would send me to an early grave - especially because of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Sobering thoughts. <BR> I earnestly read Jan-Marie's aka BOBCATGIRL76 blogs. I really really enjoy and learn lots of great informati... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:13:12 EST Day 2 - Food Addiction... Me...? I have been reading this book "Why Can't I Stop Eating" by Debbie Danowski<BR>-Understanding/dp/1568383657 <BR> and wow I am learning a lot. I like her book because she goes in-dept into why we eat what we eat and what are our trigger foods. And yes I am a food addict, based on a questionnaire she put out. My trigger food are sugar and wheat. Still reading and learning though. <BR> I feel sad because food has taken over my life to an extent that who... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:49:12 EST Day 1 - Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 235 pounds Good morning to all and I just want to say I am starting over again. Always starting and never finishing.... Sorry to sound like this but I feel so low and discouraged this time around. I am feeling discouraged because I am going over the same pounds yet again, trying to lose them. I am sad because I know what I need to do to get to the my goal weight but after all these years I guess knowing all these things makes no difference, because I will start off great then get comfortable and slack ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:06:56 EST You earn.... <img src=""> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:37:54 EST Sunday Motivation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:16:37 EST Merry Christmas <img src=""> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:25:39 EST I love reading... all the stories of success. I have hope that one day I would have my own story to tell!!! <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:16:37 EST NSV - 1 My non-scale victory is wearing a skirt to church yesterday that I haven't worn for more than a year!!! I really felt great and I want to continue feeling this way. Last night I did the Jillian Michaels buns and thighs level 2. It was difficult as she did a lot of compound movements, but I really like her method of training!!! Sun, 3 Nov 2013 08:40:05 EST An update... to the blog I made on Monday. The instructor is still there. I did not go Tuesday because my knees were hurting so I didn't want to aggravate it. On Wednesday, he went all out as usual. Thursday I had an appointment, but I did a Jillian Michaels DVD at home!! He pushed us on Wednesday. I tried but I gave up on when we were doing abdominal work (yes I need to do them but I didn't want him to keep singling me out!!) <BR> The only thing that discouraged me about his class was that he actually ca... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 05:41:21 EST Okay things are getting.... really really tough!!! My instructor made me cry today. Real tears! My workplace gym has been going on for almost a year (March 2012). I have been going for all this time and I've gained and lost weight, just never met my goals. I still eat really badly. Lots of carbohydrates, less vegs, lots of sweets. Any time all the time. So about 2 weeks ago, the instructor who supplies the instructors for our gym (they are outsourced from another gym) came by and did our BMI and Body Fat tests. He said ... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:34:56 EST This is hard!!! Why is losing weight so hard? I am not losing any weight despite my exercising. However I know that my eating at night is a problem, and I think that is why I am gaining. I am now at 231 pounds. I have never been at that weight so I am not happy!! And yes I am getting comments about how I look!!! :-( <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 07:36:47 EST Never <img src=""> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:54:58 EST 8 Habits of success!!! I loved this so I am using it as my backround!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 20 May 2013 16:37:30 EST 5 Sweet Treats You Won’t Believe Are Sugar-Free I just got this link, hope you enjoy!!' <BR> <BR><BR>-ideas/5-desserts-you-won%E2%80%99t-be<BR>lieve-are-sugar-free?page=1 Tue, 7 May 2013 16:42:35 EST EXERCISE <img src=""> <img src=""> Tue, 7 May 2013 16:15:24 EST Ability... Motivation...Attitude!!! <img src=""> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:42:13 EST Don't Let.... <img src=""> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:03:10 EST I Refused.... a slice of cake with frosting at work today WooHooo... I haven't been around a bit but I'm still focusing on my goals!!! Cake for a birthday celebration for a co-worker. I felt gr8 about not eating it!! I haven't been posting but I am back!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:05:09 EST 30 days of weight loss challenge - Day 3 Day 3: What is your ultimate goal weight that you have set for yourself? Why have you chosen that number? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:48:14 EST BLC 20 - Week 1 - BACK TO SCHOOL!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have joined the Biggest Loser 20 (I read a blog where PINKHOPE referred to it!!) I am in the team Rockin' Rose Rangers and this week we had a Creative Writing exercise!! I am to blog my 12 week plan for success!!! Because we are a team of winners!!! <BR> <BR> Here I go!!!! <BR> <BR> 12/09/2012 - 11/12/2012 <BR> <BR> Twelve weeks of Focus, Twelve weeks of Consistency, Twelve weeks of Success!!! I currently weig... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:22:59 EST 30 days of weight loss challenge - Day 2 Hi I haven't been around much. My computer at home is down so I only have work access!!! <BR> <BR> Day 2: How many pounds do you HOPE to lose? How many pounds do you EXPECT you’ll lose? <BR> <BR> Actually my hope and expectations are the same!!! My goal weight is 169 pounds!! and when I get there I will decide if I want to lose more. The last time I was on sparkpeople, this is my 2nd time here (name was DISTIME) and my goal weight was 145 pounds. Right now I am focusing on getting out of 2... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:46:27 EST 30 days of weight loss challenge - Day 1 Day 1: What are your current stats? Explain how many calories you will be eating every day and what exercise you will be doing. <BR> <BR> At this point, I currently weight 214.2 lb and my measurements are <BR> Waist - 34.5 in <BR> Hips - 47 in <BR> Thighs - 28 in <BR> Arms - 14 in <BR> <BR> Every day my goal is to eat 1280 and 1630 calories. And I currently exercise 5 days a week. Aerobics, walking and strength training are what I usaally do!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>386</em... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:57:59 EST 30 days of weight loss challenge Hi everyone I saw this on FINDYOURSPARK's Sparkpage so I've decided to try it too!!!! woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> Day 1: What are your current stats? Explain how many calories you will be eating every day and what exercise you will be doing. <BR> <BR> Day 2: How many pounds do you HOPE to lose? How many pounds do you EXPECT you’ll lose? <BR> <BR> Day 3: What is your ultimate goal weight that you have set for yourself? Why have you chosen that number? <BR> <BR> Day 4: What are your greatest fea... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:15:10 EST Don't Quit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:12:22 EST A Dream <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:27:24 EST Encouragement!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:40:43 EST Execise <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:39:37 EST Fitness Tips <img src=""> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:40:19 EST Your Biggest Challenge... <img src=""> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:36:25 EST Are you a winner? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:42:01 EST Another 5k today.... and I made it in 50 minutes 31 seconds!! Slower than last time but I'm glad I did it <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:02:53 EST Quote "Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." <BR> -Thomas A. Edison Sun, 12 Aug 2012 09:20:17 EST Thanks Sparkfriends...... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Because you all keep me accountable and you've supported me all the way! Everytime I've need encouragement or some advice - I just went on to the message boards or read a blog. Because of all of you I've lost 11 pounds!!!! Thank you <BR> <BR> <img src="" Sun, 12 Aug 2012 08:28:33 EST Quote Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:30:19 EST Positive Addiction <img src=""> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:24:05 EST What I learned this week from.... "ABC"s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Jonathan was this week's subject and trainer Chris Powell really helped him to become a better father to his 2 boys and husband to his wife, Lisa. Jonathan weighed 543 pounds and after all his hard work and Chris's coaching he eventually weighed 266lb. I really, really love watching this show as it inspires me to keep trying!! <BR> This week I learned that your spouse really can make or break your weight loss efforts. Jonathan's wife made it so e... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 20:19:05 EST I am down but... I'm not out. Okay so last week weigh-in showed that I lost 10 pounds woo hoo!! This week I weighed in and I've gained back 2 of those pounds... not good!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I've gained back two sets of that "lovely" picture we are seeing above!!! I've been consistent with my exercise for the entire week BUT guess what I haven't been consistent with.... My eating!! At least 1 to 2 times last week I went over my calorie... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 05:21:45 EST