ITSTIMENOWTAMI's SparkPeople Blog ITSTIMENOWTAMI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Cheesecake So, last night was a night where my appetite fluctuated all over the place. I ended up eating a small slice of cheesecake from Walmart and surprisingly, the one time I don't go over my calories is yesterday. How is that possible when I ate cheesecake? I'm not quite getting this calorie thing. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:27:13 EST The weekend! All I can say is that I screwed up this entire weekend. Didn't eat anything I should, didn't exercise and no water. Well, I did walk the beach a little yesterday. <BR> <BR> When I began working on losing weight last year, I was using a product to help control cravings. I'm not doing that this time and it seems so much harder. Is it possible to do this without the extra help? I don't want to depend on products that I have to spend mass amounts of money on for the rest of my life. <BR> <... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:57:56 EST Calories, Calories everywhere! Oh my! This week has been hard! I just can't seem to get these calories right. I'm hungry all the time and I blow my calories. I think I'm eating right but these calories. MAN!!!!! UGH! Next week I hope will be better. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:30:44 EST Boot Camp After destroying my calories yesterday, I started bootcamp this morning. I admit that I was filled with fear. I haven't worked out in so long. I know I've gained back the weight I lost. I've been short of breath and my pressure has been up. All excuses I told myself so that I wouldn't do it. <BR> <BR> I'm proud to say that none of that stopped me. I went and the trainers said do everything at your own pace. I really surprised myself. Most of the activities I could do. I even ran. No... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 08:50:22 EST Day 3 So it's day 3 and the craving for cupcakes is trying to overtake me. Nope, not gonna do. Well, at least I think not! LOL. But, all in all the determination I feel this time is awesome! I start bootcamp in the morning, so pray for me. I know I can do this. Not giving up! Thanks for all the support. Tue, 5 Nov 2013 15:49:18 EST Life So, life throws many curveballs. The most serious and eye opening one happened last Sunday. I just got back to Florida from Maryland where my grandmother is in the hospital with elevated blood levels. While there I found out that my younger cousin was recently in the hospital for the same thing. If was finally discussed that majority of the family struggles with diabetes and high blood pressure. This alarmed me. Although I have never been diagnosed with diabetes, I am still very concerned... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:00:52 EST Think this may be it... After trying for the last 2 years, to really grab a hold of this weight loss journey, I think this is it. This time feels different. I feel more determined. More focused. I realize that everything isn't going to happen at one time but I have smaller and more attainable goals that will get me to my ultimate victory. So, yup, I"m excited! Tue, 3 Sep 2013 13:32:15 EST Once again! It has been 5 months and I'm finally able to try this again. It's been a life of ups and downs with this weight loss journey of mine. When I moved here to Florida, I was on such a great roll. Then in August, I had a car accident and haven't been able to work out. I had no idea that would effect my eating habits too. Well, it did. Now, I'm finally able to start once again. I'm 40 and more determined than ever. So, praying and pushing to make things happen in this journey. So glad I have... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:07:07 EST I can do all things!!! Today was a little challenging. I know I should have made better choices but I ended my day with pepperoni pizza and fries. The one thing I'm learning is I'm not going to get it perfect at first, but I haven't given up. Onto day 14. I'll try again tomorrow! Wed, 5 Dec 2012 00:27:11 EST Day 11 So, I'm on Day 11 of my 24 day challenge and I'm feeling GOOOOOOODDDDD!!! My son and I went for a walk around Lake Worth today. Yup, 4 miles. I normally do between 2 or 3. But, it was good because I didn't do ANYTHING yesterday. LOL. Well, I got my hair braided but ummm, nothing none the less. Today my son and I sat down for lunch and it amazed me that we both were eating salad. If you were to have offered me all the money in the world and ask me if my son and I would hae done this, I wou... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 15:54:11 EST 24 Day Challenge As I said a few months ago, I now live in Florida and it has been wonderful. I've gone down 2 dress sizes but I still don't have a scale. LOL <BR> <BR> Now after the eleven hundredth fifteen twenty-ninth time I'm back on the bandwagon. I turned 40, looked in the mirror and realized I didn't like the way I looked anymore. I have a friend who lost 70 lbs and introduced me to her coach. So, here I am on day 8 of my 24 day challenge. I have to admit, I thought it was going to be difficult but... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:29:45 EST Its been a minute I'm glad to be back and really doing it this time. Only problem is I don't have a scale. Okay, let me back up. LOL. I moved to Florida 3 months ago and I love it! Not only have I changed as a person but I see a change in my body structure. What have I been doing? Well, I walk everywhere! I don't walk less than 2 miles a day and its paying off. Today I started on an Herbalife supplement. So... my 40th birthday is in 3 months and I just want to be happy with me. Yep, I'm well on my way! Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:14:02 EST Exercise So, walking is really addictive. :-) Had a wonderful affair with a treadmill yesterday. Did my 1st 30 min, stretched and did another 20min. If that wasn't enough, when I got in I wanted to walk some more, so I went out and walked for another 10 min. LOL. Now, later in the evening my muscles were screaming seeing that I hadn't worked out in over a year and a half. But, I woke up today and am looking forward to doing it again! Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:27:20 EST It's HAPPENING! Go me, go me. I lost 5lbs this week and that's without exercise. Wait, am I proud. NOPE! Just motivated. Exercise is being added this week. So, I can only imagine what's about to happen. Eating right, drinking water and working out. WEIGHT BE GONE!!! Yeah! Mon, 14 Feb 2011 07:49:38 EST Boy Oh Boy This is Crazy!!! Today, today, today..... (boy do I blog alot... LOL) I completely botched those calories again. I know its discipline but I'm committed to getting this right. I realize I'm fighting years of bad habits and changing them don't come over night. It was crazy, I wanted to start the exercise portion of my healthier life. Went to two different gyms (YMCA and Planet Fitness, have a membership at both.. sad I know. LOL) Both were full. Not just crowded but full, no treadmills, no bikes full so I ... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 23:40:23 EST Excited Okay, so I've come out of week 2 going into week 3. Was a little discouraged because the first week of changing my eating habits and drinking 8 glasses of water a day (drowning, lol) I gained 3 lbs. But, I stepped on the scale this week and lost those 3 lbs so I'm encouraged to go on a little further!!! I'm grateful for this tool of Sparkpeople to be honest. I now have an accountability partner but this site and the people on it it keep me focused. Never thought I'd be this serious about ... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 01:15:24 EST Salad Well, I wanted a really good salad today. So, I went to Chilli's. I thought I was doing something wonderful. Well, I ordered the salad and after I ate it I decided to look up the calories online. To my great surprise it was 1400 calories. *sigh* I coulda had a burger. Well, it was worth a try. <em>15</em> Sat, 5 Feb 2011 00:27:47 EST Calories I am doing something I never thought I would do. Track calories. Really enjoying it too. Only issue is I keep going over my calories and fats. For the last 2 days, I've exceeded them by at least 200. I'm gonna keep trying though. It's just not that easy. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 22:49:12 EST Rocky Start So ummm, had a rocky start but I'm not giving up. Have a goal to reach and I'm gonna do it. Excited I can at least try again. Not saying I messed up last week, just the negativity that I allowed to consume me. I'm not normally a negative person but, well... you know. But, I'm good today. Plan on it being a GREAT week! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:33:19 EST Better A warm bath, Russell Simmon's book "Do You" a black pepper turkey, roast beef and cheese sandwich, 100 calorie doritos and a bottle of water on deck! I feel so much better. Ready 2 do tihs! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:22:03 EST Alone I'm walking this journey alone. Today has been a pretty rough day since the beginning and I haven't been up that long. Motivation, I motivate myself, but what happens when I have none left. That's in every aspect of my life. From business, to personal to this weight loss thing. Funny, yesterday I was wanting to eat now today I had to convince myself to eat. WTF. A little down today but, I'm gonna lay down and start it over. Just sharing. <em>39</em> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:46:46 EST Hungry! Well, my 1st week watching my calories and I've exceeded my calories. Yes, I'm drinking water but I want something 2 eat! Ugh! This is hard. <em>40</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:59:39 EST