JADE465's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JADE465 JADE465'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/ Sometimes you just need a break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398709 Sometimes, you just need a break. Really. So, I've been taking a break for a couple of weeks to sort some things out with school and ...well, I've been so busy moving out and traveling that I have barely had much time to log food. But, I have been making good and conscious choices. And actually, let's be positive, I haven't gained. So, with that said, I'm going to stay positive through this break that I'm taking. <BR> <BR> I do want to eventually make a plan and execute it thoroughly but, I ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:33:29 EST Week 21 Weigh-in: Kicking BUTT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359733 Ok, just a quick check-in being that I'm short on time and I still need to do my workout #6 for #30daysoffitness. So, I've been kicking butt all week. It's definitely a learning process because I think I need to adjust my calorie intake because I'm eating way too little. But I'm getting there, y'all. <BR> <BR> Checking back on goals: I have done days #'s 1-5 and today will be day #6 and I will get it done after this post. I have tracked everything and I didn't really go overboard on graduati... Fri, 17 May 2013 22:01:30 EST Week 20 Weigh-in: This girl is on FIAH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354583 It's taken me a bit to finally write this blog. I'll be honest, I kind of forgot. But, here I am. I stayed at the same weight. Grr! I worked so hard all week and then Taco Bell happened. No sense in dwelling on it. Just gotta move on and try harder this week. So, here we go! <BR> <BR> I actually just finished a kick-butt late night workout. And I will share it with you guys: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l995890613.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *1200 jumping jacks and all... Mon, 13 May 2013 00:10:43 EST Week 19 Weigh-in: Finals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345538 This past week was crazy with all the schoolwork. And then this coming week will be just as bad. So, I really do need to focus on that. But, checking back on my weight loss. I gained. 0.6lbs. I guess it's not too bad considering that I had gained about 3lbs and lost them slowly throughout the week. So, I'm going to stay positive about it all. I'm going to try hard this week even though school is really stressing me out. It's the last week! <BR> <BR> Checking back on goals. I only worked out ... Sat, 4 May 2013 18:30:58 EST Week 18 Weigh-in: Yeiya!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340063 So, I have a friend who is so supportive and so great. He always writes YEIYA to me when I tell him something positive that I did during the week regarding my weight loss. I guess that would be the Spanish version of YAYYY-AHH. He's my personal trainer friend and he always likes for me to "report" my highlights each day. It's so great to have a friend like that. <BR> <BR> So, I guess this will be my blog from last week. Just getting around to it because I've been so busy this weekend with sc... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:12:55 EST Week 17 Weigh-in: Change of strategy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328815 You know? I was really bummed out this morning at weigh-in. Why? Well, at the beginning of the week, I had lost up to 2lbs since last weigh-in. And I was like yeahh!!! But, then I just sort of lost track and I gained them back. So, this week's weigh-in is 0.8lbs more than last week. And I get so bummed out because a couple of days will mess you up so much. So, what am I going to do? Count the positive things about this. Ready? <BR> <BR> 1. +0.8lbs is really not that big of a deal. It's not e... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:43:05 EST Huh!: Motivational blog to get me psyched! (with pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328115 You know, I need to write a little motivational blog to get me started on the last leg of this journey. So, here we go! Let's start with some numbers, shall we? Let me get my calculator, hold on....... <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 296.6 <BR> Highest weight: 319.0 <BR> Lowest weight: 202.0 <BR> Current weight: 228.0 <BR> <BR> Using starting weight and current weight: <BR> <BR> % of weight lost: 23.13% <BR> % of goal lost: 42.45% (Almost at halfway, OMG! I gotta do this!!!) <BR> <BR> Losing 1... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:30:36 EST April Measurements: Getting back on track today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313647 It's really so annoying when I write an awesome blog and it all gets erased right when I hit post. Grr. <BR> <BR> So, you will get a condensed version. Sorry. <BR> <BR> 4/03/2013 <BR> <BR> Chest: 41", -1.5" <BR> Arms: 15", +0.5" <BR> Waist: 42", -1.0" <BR> Hips: 48", +2.0" <BR> Thighs: 26", +0.5" <BR> <BR> Net Gain: +0.5" <BR> <BR> So, I'm not going to complain because I really haven't been putting much effort lately. But, I have come to terms with the fact that I need to try harder. I... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 12:39:09 EST Week 15 Weigh-in: Ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312327 Ok, let's begin by checking back on goals. I stayed within my calories on most days. I had actually gained by Sunday and then lost it all by today. So, I'm at the same weight that I was last week. Hmm. I'm ok with it. At least I didn't gain. I just need to try harder I think. I did do more than the 70 mins of exercise goal but, there were a couple of days that I didn't exercise. My entire exercise came from two days of intense exercise. So, I got to spread that out a little better. I thought ... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 08:33:57 EST Week 14 Weigh-in: Focusing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306481 You know? I wasn't going to do my blog this week. But, I just feel so good that I have to share my feeling with y'all today. I feel so great right now. So, I went to Boston and had a blast. And I didn't really track like crazy even though I did watch what I ate and my portions and all that. And, you know what? I stayed in the same weight. <BR> <BR> Ok, let's be serious... I'm ecstatic about that! Why? Well, it just shows me that I can maintain my weight when I'm in situations when I let "loo... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:52:13 EST March Goals: Second Quarter of 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289412 Ok, so one of my goals this week was to write my "quarterly" goals blog. I haven't written one of these since April of last year. And you know what? I'm not going to mope about it but see it as an opportunity to get back on track and to see that I'm really committed to keep going in this journey. And let me tell you something about this journey, it has it's ups and downs. Sometimes you're on a roll and other times you get "stuck" and just go with what you got. And honestly... I wouldn't trade... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 01:11:49 EST Week 12 Weigh-in: I love completing goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287413 Ok. Let's start by checking back on goals. I stayed within my calories every day. (Whoo hoo!) I planned my meals ahead of time. I changed them up a bit the day of but, it was all manageable changes. I did drink my 8 glasses of water every day. And my measurements blog has been posted. Sweet! I did all of my goals. <BR> <BR> This week's goals are to: <BR> <BR> -Stay within 1200-1550 cals every day. <BR> <BR> -Get in at least 90 mins of exercise this week. That's a little over 10 mins every ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:08:44 EST March Measurements: Not complaining about it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284921 This week one of my goals is to post my measurements blog. So, here it is: <BR> <BR> 3/05/2013 <BR> <BR> Chest: 42.5", +1.75" <BR> Arms: 14.5", +0.5" <BR> Waist: 43", +1.0" <BR> Hips: 46", -2.75" <BR> Thighs: 25.5", SAME <BR> <BR> Net Gain: +0.5" <BR> <BR> You know what? I'm not complaining about this. The way I'm thinking about it is that I didn't have a higher net gain. Plus, I did lose a lot from my hips. I just wish I could lose a lot like that from my waist. I'll get there. I'm slowl... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:19:17 EST This quote hit home to me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281985 Just wanted to share a quote I read on a post in the DONE girls' team. This hits right at home for me. <BR> <BR> "There are no failures ---- Just experiences and your reactions to them. " <BR> <BR> Think about it. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:46:30 EST Week 11 Weigh-in: I will NOT give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279281 Ok, let's start with one of the goals for this week: to write down a positive affirmation every day to share on this week's blog... <BR> <BR> Fri 1/MAR - You CAN do this! And you will do it. Determination and hard work will get you there. <BR> <BR> Sat 2/MAR - I am trying. And that's more than some people can say. I am determined and I will be successful. <BR> <BR> Sun 3/MAR - You are a rockstar! Keep rocking! <BR> <BR> Mon 4/MAR - I can do this and I will do this. This week's key to succ... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:57:20 EST Week 10 "Weigh-in": New "beginnings" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266697 So, I took a break for a couple of weeks and let me tell you: I needed that break. I was still tracking and everything... But, I think I just really needed to regroup and think about what this weight loss journey really means to me and what I want to get out of it. So, for a while now, actually... I had been thinking that my goal weight of 125 was just too low. First of all, I'm a curvy girl and my weight is distributed pretty well. So, at about 150 to 180, I think I look great. Second of all... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:39:10 EST Week 7 Weigh-in: Going the right way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245232 You know those weeks when you peek at the scale and you kick some serious butt at the beginning of the week and then weigh-in comes around and you only lose 1lb. -.- But, you know what? I'm still pretty happy with my weigh-in this week. Here we go! Weigh-in was 223.0 and I'm ok with that one pound. At least I'm going the right way. Whoo hoo! And by the way, I'm #2 in that challenge and I didn't make it to #1 by less than half a percent. Grr. But, I'll get there. I'm getting that money, y'all!... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:08:04 EST February Measurements: Focus on the positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242988 Ok, measurements!!! Let's dive right in, shall we? <BR> <BR> 2/07/2013 <BR> <BR> Chest: 40.75", +0.25" <BR> Arms: 14.25", same <BR> Waist: 42", -1.5" <BR> Hips: 48.75", +1.25" <BR> Thighs: 25.5", -1" <BR> <BR> Net loss: -1" <BR> <BR> I feel pretty good about these numbers, actually. I'm definitely not bummed out. Why? <BR> <BR> 1. I have a net loss!!! <BR> 2. Most of the inches lost were on my waist. (And they went straight to my hips!!! Curvy is the new thing! Lol.) <BR> <BR> Really, ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 14:43:48 EST Week 6 Weigh-in: Back to kicking BUTT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238483 Holy crap, guys! I'm so sorry about posting this week's blog so late. I was just so exhausted on Sunday that I pretty much slept most of the day. And then I was rushing at night to get in my online homework in time. Whoops! Plus, I was procrastinating while watching the Super Bowl. Ohh-ohh! But... on Friday I had a very good weigh-in. -3.2lbs!!! Whoo hoo! 224.0! Omygoodness, it feels great to be back!! (And just a heads up, this week is looking like it'll be just as great if not better! Back ... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:47:11 EST Week 5 Weigh-in: Mixed feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225607 Ok, this will be quick. I got some school work that I gotta get done and I'll just breeze through this so, I can get to it. My weigh-in on Friday was 227.2. I gained 2.6. Hmm. Well, you know what? I've been kicking BUTT the past two day and I'm almost down already to the weight I was last Friday. So, I have some mixed feelings. But, I'm happy nonetheless. Yayy. Ohh, and I just joined a February challenge with one of my friends from high school. So, we all pitch in $10 and whoever loses the mo... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:06:47 EST Motivational blog: Realizations and thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222534 So, one of my goals this week is to write a motivational blog. So, I decided to write it today. Why? Well, because I really need it today. I'm pretty bummed out about weigh-in this morning because even though I really tried my hardest all week, I hate when one day will completely mess me up towards the end of the week. (BTW, I weighed 227.2 - +2.6lbs from last Friday - more on Sunday's blog.) So, I decided to write my motivational blog this morning to change my point of view towards things. A... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:35:22 EST Week 4 Weigh-in: Feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215877 So, I did weigh-in on Friday. But, somehow I still really like to do my blogs on Sundays. It just feels "right." I don't know why. So, I'm writing this blog today. I weighed in at 224.6lbs with a loss for the week of 1.4lbs. Pretty good, if you ask me. Though, I was expecting to lose more, I was not disappointed and I decided it was a good way to get back on track. The reason why I thought it'd be more was because a couple of days before, it looked like I would lose a lot more. But, hey! It's... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:35:28 EST Week 3 Weigh-in: Change of strategy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204874 You know what's really frustrating for me? When I know that I had a kick-ass week and that by Friday I had already lost almost 3lbs since Sunday and then Saturday comes around and I have that one day where I overdo it, even if just a little bit... and BOOM, the next morning I weigh the same as the previous week's weigh-in. It really is very disheartening and it has been this way for a while. I had actually thought about sometime in October/November to change my weigh-in days because honestly,... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:02:27 EST January Measurements: Let's lose those inches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203875 Just writing my measurements blog for the first month of the year. I know I said I wasn't going to look at my last measurements because I didn't want to be bummed out about how I've gained some inches. But, I think it's necessary to provide some sort of motivation for me to move forward. So, here we go. Last time I wrote my measurements down on a blog was last August. <BR> <BR> 1/06/2013 <BR> <BR> Chest: 40.5", same <BR> Arms: 14.5", +0.5" <BR> Waist: 43.5", +1.5" <BR> Hips: 47.5", +2.25" <... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:22:27 EST Progress pic: Holy Smokes! (282 vs 225) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195400 So, I'm not one to post progress pics. But, this... I have to! It's my motivation! Not too many words needed for this pic. Wow! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l978030390.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 282.2 vs 225.4 <BR> <BR> Holy Smokes!!! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 16:44:50 EST Week 2 Weigh-in: Just goals, weight will be posted tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193131 Ok. So, I was out of town for a couple of days visiting my family in Atlanta. So, I don't have an official weigh-in until tomorrow. But, I'm pretty sure I've lost some while I was away. So, I'm really happy about that. We'll know for sure tomorrow. I know I had gained some on the 30th-1st because ...yes, more get togethers. But, I'm certain that I've lost it all and then some. So, here we go! Back on track. Awesome. <BR> <BR> I'm going to go ahead and check on goals for this week even though... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:02:46 EST Week 1 Weigh-in: A loss is a loss, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182279 Holy crap, guys! I completely forgot to write the blog yesterday. I had SUCH a busy day. Woke up really late and then rushed to a get together and didn't get home 'til about 9PM. Ohh, and by then I was so exhausted! But, I did pretty good at this get together. I was totally on track and that's a good thing. Oh, ohh... and I went for a brisk walk around my friend's neighborhood for a good 20 mins. It was amazing! It was nice and cold so that was great to feel the breeze as I warmed up. I just ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:30:23 EST Week 1: Just some thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180405 Ok. So, I haven't done quite as well as I had hoped this week. But, I have done pretty well. And honestly, it's a start. Getting back on track isn't at all like turning on a switch and everything being "perfect" again. It's about making better choices little by little and honestly, I'm quite proud of myself this week. I'm thinking the scale will show at least a pound off at tomorrow's weigh-in? I really hope so. I peeked yesterday and this morning and it kept saying 1lb off. So, I'm hoping th... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:55:34 EST Week 1: A new beginning (Weight) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174405 Omygoodness, I feel so refreshed!!! I feel fantastic after letting it all out in that blog last night. I mean, I really feel like this is a new start again. I really needed an AHA moment like the one I had last night. This is so awesome. So, with that said... this is a new beginning. I will still have weekly blogs and I will go back to doing what I was doing at the very beginning. You know one thing I had sort of been getting away from? Hah! I had been starting to count AFTER the day was over... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 12:07:12 EST Sometimes you need to fall to get back up stronger.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174155 It's fitting that thing moment comes just as I had written my "What's my motivation blog?" this past week. It had to happen. You know when you have one of those moments when you know nothing will ever be the same and that at that exact moment, everything is changed and you will never be the same again? I had THAT moment tonight before I went to bed. Yes, I did. I only had this moment on June 26, 2011 when this whole thing started about a year ago. When I really cracked down and lost almost 10... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 03:15:17 EST What's my motivation blog: How about 13 of 'em...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171632 Ok. So, I'm finally getting around to writing that "What's my motivation" blog I had been meaning to write for the past month or so. So, here we go. <BR> <BR> What's my motivation? List style: <BR> <BR> 1. Me, because I'm worth it. <BR> 2. Looking good, because it's really important to me. <BR> 3. My health, because I want to live a long healthy life. <BR> 4. Fitting into those size 12 jeans. Omygoodness, that will be SO worth it when I make it. <BR> 5. Being fit and loving my body because ... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:26:36 EST Week 75 Weigh-in: Go HARD or go home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168128 Go hard or go home! That's going to be my motto for the next few weeks now that I'm done with the semester. First of all, thank you LORD that I made it through this semester. Thank YOU, Jesus! I'm so happy to be done. But, now it's time to get serious and FOCUS 100% on this weight loss journey now that I should be WAY more relaxed that the semester is over. Next semester will be crazy as well but, I'm ready to GO HARD right now. Here we go! <BR> <BR> Looking back at this week... I went so HA... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:09:16 EST Week 73 Weigh-in: Just checking in! (No actual weight) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153240 Ohh, man! It's too early for this. ;) So, I won't be posting a weigh-in this week. But, I still want to check in. First of all, I did weigh-in, with clothes and with no sleep (heavier?) and super early in the morning. So, I won't even count it. But, being honest with myself, I should probably be around the same weight that I was last week, maybe a little bit less? On Wednesday when I peeked at the scale, I was at 217-ish so, 2lbs lost. But, I'm sure I gained it back. Grr. I will not give up t... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 06:13:12 EST Week 72 Weigh-in: I friggin' love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145830 Hello. So, I wrote a lot on the last blog a couple of days ago so, I'll keep this short. It was Thanksgiving week and I LOST!!! Isn't that fantastic!? I friggin' love it!!! I lost about 2lbs or so. And I'm so proud of myself. I really do feel great about this. That new plan and realization that I talked about on that last blog seem to be working so, I'm glad I realized that before it's too late. Feels great! <BR> <BR> I haven't really been doing my goals thing but, I'm getting back to that t... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:22:04 EST Week 71 Missed Weigh-in: Whoops! (...and a Realization that changes everything) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144603 Hey, all. I'm sorry for missing the weigh-in or for not writing it 'til now. Because I guess that's what I'm doing. Sorta. First of all, I feel really bad that 1. I didn't want to face the music and post the weigh-in blog and that 2. I waited so long to finally check in with you all. Sorry! But, here I am doing both: facing the music AND checking in. It really never is too late. <BR> <BR> First of all, I've got to say that I've come to an AHA moment in my weight loss journey. I mean, really.... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:55:58 EST Week 70 Weigh-in: 10lbs, I kid you not! (Exaggeration) ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134356 Ok. This blog is kind of late being that I usually post them on Sundays. But, I really had to focus on school because I had a crazy weekend studying and with homework. I have some time today but, I really will keep it short because, I still got some stuff to do before the week keeps getting away from me. <BR> <BR> About goals for this week: I don't think I kept any of them except perhaps the 10 mins per day every day and I think also the one with logging in every day. At least up until Satur... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:28:02 EST Week 69 Weigh-in: More on perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123358 Ok, I have a bit of time this morning and I just weighed in so, HELLO! Man, ohh, man! Last night I was a bit bummed out because I was kind of stressed so, I ate a cup of rice. But, it was so good and I kind of had to have it. The thing is, I really need to control this stress because school will only get crazier from here so, I've got to add more exercise or something. It just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day. But, at least I got on "extra" one today, right? Staying positive! <... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 09:20:07 EST My weekly scenarios: Perspective Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122597 Ok, so I randomly remembered yesterday: <BR> <BR> -Write a blog to put my priorities/goals in perspective. I really gotta do this one because I gotta put my priorities straight this week. <BR> <BR> For once I remembered something!!! So, I wanted to go ahead and write the blog. First of all, I really must say that I have been kicking some serious butt this week! I am so very proud of myself and extremely glad to be back on track. I'm really glad that I kicked major butt during the beginning ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 14:49:58 EST Week 68 Weigh-in: Are you KIDDING me?!!?!?!?! =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115763 Are you KIDDING me?!!?!?!?! My blog got deleted again! This is getting really annoying because now I completely forgot everything that I wrote on the last one. This sucks!!! <BR> <BR> OK, regroup! Sorry, I just had to post how annoying that is. But, I'm over it. Ok, so, this week I did pretty good all week, all things considered. And then yesterday I went out to eat and gained all of it back plus 0.2lbs. So, I guess it wasn't that bad and I'm ok with it. These past 2 Saturdays have really be... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:02:25 EST Week 67 Weigh-in: Super BRIEF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107584 I just wrote a blog and it got deleted. I'm sorry but, I really don't have time to rewrite it all. Summary: gained 1.6lb from last week and it was because I had a "special occasion" with my cousin coming to visit. But, I am back on track starting right now. <BR> <BR> Goals: I didn't keep to my calories on two days, I didn't do 10 mins on two days, did do 10+ the rest of the week. I did do 800+ calories burned this week so that's really good. I didn't do the collage because I totally forgot. ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:57:33 EST Week 66 Weigh-in: Let's do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098914 I really do have to start this week's blog with saying that you guys are ALL so awesome. Thank you so much for the support I got back when I most needed it. Yesterday was a really tough day for me and I really did feel like giving up. But, writing that blog last night really put things in perspective for me and I'm going to keep pushing forward. Come to find out, it really wasn't as bad as I thought and I only gained 1lb this week. Not too bad. I thought I would end up with a 2+ gain. So, I'l... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:47:32 EST Frustration beyond belief (Here I GO!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097943 Well, I feel like crap right now. Honestly, it's to the point that it's so bad, I actually feel like giving up! This is so depressing right now. I've got to be honest about how I feel, even the bad times. Right now, I feel like complete and utter crap. I just want to stop and to go out and eat at... a buffet and eat and eat and eat 'til I feel better. But, I know that will make me feel even more like crap tomorrow at weigh in. <BR> <BR> So, this is what happened. Last week I gained. Ok, no b... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:42:17 EST Week 65 Weigh-in: I actually don't feel bad about it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090216 Well, well, well. Time to check back. I gained... sit down for this: 6lbs!!! Omygoodness. What in the world? You want to know what the worst part of it is, though? I actually don't feel too bad about it. And honestly, that's the way it should be. I actually know that I was slacking hardcore on my calories this week and I expected to gain weight so, I really don't feel too bad about it. BUT, with that said... it is now time to kick some serious butt this week and get back into shape. <BR> <BR... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:12:52 EST New strategy and plan of action: PSYCHED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084670 Gonna kick butt, gonna kick butt, gonna kick-kick butt! <BR> <BR> So, I don't know why but that just came into my head and I had to write it... <BR> <BR> I have decided on a new strategy for my weight loss journey. For the next 6 months, I'm going to focus on getting toned. The main focus will not be to lose weight but, to really kick some serious butt on the strength training department. This is going to sound bad but, I've got to be honest with myself and ...I really haven't been strength... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 04:41:45 EST Week 64 Weigh-in: Pre-birthday Action Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080530 Well, hello! I am so excited about this week's weigh-in. Wanna know why? Well, I didn't weigh in all week and I STILL lost! It feels really great!!! It really does. Because all the hard work is paying off and well, of course I didn't have to worry about it all week. So, it's awesome. <BR> <BR> So, checking back with this week's weight: I lost 2.4lbs! Yesss!!! I feel great about this. I'm just going to enjoy this moment because it really does feel awesome to be back on track. YAYYY. <BR> <BR... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:07:30 EST Week 63 Weigh-in: The one with the positive affirmations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071366 Ok, I'm going to do something different this week. You know I got to change it up every once in a while so that I can keep myself both accountable and so this journey could be fun. And a little so that whoever reads this doesn't get bored. So, let's start with the little change I got for this week. So, goals. I only made one of them, the positive affirmation one surprisingly. I didn't work out at all, I didn't do the vegetarian days the whole week and there was one day that I didn't stick to ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:07:40 EST Week 62 Weigh-In: One day will MESS you UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062205 Bummer! I just wrote a blog entry and it got deleted. So, I have to start all over again. I think that when you do that, you miss stuff from the first time but, I'll try to make it the same. So, I really don't have much time to write this blog because I really should be studying so, I'll be brief. I did pretty good all week and then yesterday happened. I'm not going to beat myself up about it because there are always those days. But, I did learn that I have to find a strategy for when I get a... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:19:26 EST Putting it all in perspective: Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059637 So, I've decided that this is a good week to post a blog about how far I've come. It's been a little over a year and I've had a lot of changes and I just need to have a place where I can see all the progress that I've made. Plus, it'll really help me to put it all in perspective and to push me forward. Shall we? Let's start with measurements: <BR> <BR> A YEAR AGO: <BR> <BR> 7/6/2011 <BR> <BR> Chest: 47.5" <BR> Arms: 18.25" <BR> Waist: 51.5" <BR> Hips: 56.5" <BR> Thighs: 30.75" <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:10:06 EST Week 61 Weigh-in: Looking back to learn from it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050900 Ok. So, it's time to look back at the past week and see what really happened because I gained a pound this week. I know I shouldn't worry too much about a pound but, I know that if I would've kept doing what I had done for the past two weeks, I would've seen at least a 1-lb loss. So, I did something wrong this week. Shall we look back? <BR> <BR> Let's start with the goals. I didn't count my calories too well this week and though the counter says that I did great, I didn't count everything an... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 11:29:30 EST Week 60 Weigh-in: Another great week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041140 Well, I've had another great week. This is fantastic. I LOVE being back on track. I really do. I lost 3.6lbs this week!!! Yes!!! Now, that's what I'm talking about. This is fantastic and there is not much I can say about it except that it feels great to be back on track. Really, it does. <BR> <BR> As for the goals this week: I did count my calories on Spark and that has definitely been one of the keys to my success this week. That and controlling myself so that I don't go overboard. Yesterda... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 12:18:18 EST