ITZGOTIME's SparkPeople Blog ITZGOTIME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Is this for real. . . I woke up yesterday morning and weighed myself and I have lost 10 pounds over the last 5 weeks. I just can't believe it!!! I was like "That scale must be trippin!!" <BR> <BR> I know some people are probably like thinking I'm too excited when I only lost 10 pounds and still have 80 more to go before I'm in the "safe weight range" for my height/age/gender (blah, blah, blah). Well yeah, I am excited over that "measly 10 lbs" because for the last 3 months I have lost and regained the same s... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:21:21 EST I'm back, this time for real. . . Ok, so I realize that I have been a very bad Sparker and haven't been doing what this website is here for since I signed up almost 2 years ago. <BR> <BR> Well a few weeks ago I woke up one morning and was so sick of myself and my procrastinating and my self-pity that I decided it was finally time to do something about it. I guess I'm at that point where I have finally been completely honest with myself and decided that I am tired of sitting here complaining about how fat I am, how out of sh... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:58:00 EST My sweet little Cookie Monster This is probably one of the hardest blogs that I'll ever have to write. And I HATE that I have to write it. For those of you that have pets, you know how I'm feeling right now. They come into our lives and without us even knowing it they steal our hearts. We love them, we care for them, and before we know it, they're more like one of our children rather than a pet. <BR> <BR> I was there when my sweet little Cookie was born, January 22, 2005. <BR> <BR> Cookie, around 6 weeks old <BR> <... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:46:33 EST A smaller scope makes for better focus... I left a few of my teams today. I didn’t do it because I don’t want to interact with others. Although I’m not a socially outgoing person, that was not my reason for leaving those teams. I did so today because I just don’t feel that I can focus with so many teams to keep track of. <BR> <BR> I started SP in Sept. 2010 and did very well up until about November. I just got so overwhelmed and focused too much on how far I had to go that I lost sight of the path right in front of me. I was j... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:25:23 EST It's been a while... I woke up this morning a realized something; It had been 4 months since I exercised or logged my meals in the trackers. And I was like, "WTF IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!" Why has it been so long since I've done any of that stuff? Well to be honest, there is no good excuse what so ever for being, for lack of a better word, LAZY !! <BR> <BR> So, I would like to apologize to all of my SparkFriends and my SparkTeams. I have let you all down but not logging food, or exercising, or keeping track of m... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:02:56 EST Any suggestions would be helpful ?!?!?!?! If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis with heel spurs then you can feel my pain. And over the last week, after almost 6 months of very minimal pain, I have been suffering a flare up of my PF. I feel like I am fighting a war with a very relentless enemy. It is often silent, coming out of nowhere, and it is quick and efficient in it's attack. <BR> <BR> Over the last 7 years I have been in a very vicious cycle. I will get into an exercise regimen and after a few weeks sometimes a couple of... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 08:44:01 EST It's my party and I'll cry if I want to... I just need to get this off of my chest so that I can enjoy the rest of my day. So here goes: <BR> <BR> Today is my birthday (Yay me!!) And of course last night was Halloween. Not to bad of a night. I didn't completely damage what I've done so far on SP. I only had 1 piece of candy last night and 2 today. What I want to cry about is my stupid Plantar Fasciitis and my stupid knees. After and hour and half of walking last night my feet hurt so bad I just wanted to scream. And the pai... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 14:08:01 EST I really can do it. . . I've been on SP for a little over a month now. This Saturday, the 22nd, marked 5 weeks. And in that 5 weeks I have lost almost 8 lbs. Now I know that I still have a LONG way to go. My goal weight is to be 142 lbs. So I still have around 82 lbs to go. When I used to think about my weight I used to say, "I'm almost 100 lbs overweight, that's just too much to lose. I'll never be able to do it." That was the attitude that I had even as recently as 5 weeks and 1 day ago. <BR> <BR> 5 week... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:15:42 EST How long will it last? I have been on SP for 3 weeks now. I have been doing my best to stay within my calorie range. Sometimes it's hard, but if I do go over I don't beat myself up about it. And I still have days where I get down and am feeling sorry for myself. But those days are getting fewer and farther in between. Overall it's getting easier to eat right and exercise. I also know that my journey has just begun. I still have a long way to go and I am aware that it isn't always going to be a smooth ride, es... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:42:29 EST This roller coaster isn't fun I have had a really bad week so far nutritionally and what little exercise I did do just wasn't enough to counter act that so I gained back my 2 pounds that I'd lost last week. What happened this week is why I would give up so many other times in the past. But I just wasn't trying hard enough. I'm not going to blame it on will power or anything else. Plain and simple I didn't exercise enough and I ate too much. So now that I've said that, MOVING ON. <BR> <BR> I will fight this body of m... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 07:57:46 EST Plantar Fasciitis Sucks !! When I was in high school, almost 10 years ago, I was very active. I was a cheerleader 8th & 10th grade, I played softball 10th grade, and ran Outdoor Track and Cross Country in 11th grade. I didn't do any school sports in my senior year but that's another story. But despite all that I was healthy and active and ALWAYS on the go. Never any pain from anything because I was young and invincible. <BR> <BR> After high school I didn't do any of those things listed above. It wasn't that I d... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:23:53 EST What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks!!!! My body is screaming at me "What the bleep are you doing?" My muscles hurt and I'm just really freaking exhausted. I've done 2 days of Leslie Sansone's Walk At Home 5 mile Fat Burning DVD, Miles 1-3 on 9/20/10 and Miles 1-4 on 9/21/10. I only did 12 minutes of what should have been a 25 minute full body strength training workout on EA Sports Active. But I just couldn't go anymore. Right now I should be doing Miles 1-2 of my walking DVD but I just can't make myself do it. <BR> <BR> But ... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:47:36 EST Tired, tired, tired... I was so tired this morning and just didn't want to get out of bed. But I did. I didn't want to work out, but I did. <BR> <BR> I'm just so tired of being tired all the time. And I know that once my body gets used to the routine that I have set up that it will hopefully get better. <BR> <BR> But despite the tiredness I'm feeling pretty good right now because I exercised! Yup, I did it today!! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:08:16 EST