JENEE0715's SparkPeople Blog JENEE0715's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Bronchitis So - I've been sick for 2 weeks and I feel like I've been hit with a major setback. I just got back to exercise yesterday - 2 whole weeks off. And because I am still coughing and wheezing, I had to take it easy. I really want to push myself, but I also want to feel better some time soon!! <BR> <BR> I haven't really been that bad about the eating. I definitely had a few days where I went off plan simply because I was too sick to cook. <BR> <BR> I'm trying really hard not to beat myself u... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:17:11 EST YES!!! I am down 25 pounds since the beginning of the year! It was so weird because I had a week where I felt I did really well and had no weight loss and then I did kind of crappy last week and I weigh myself today and was so surprised at the number. <BR> <BR> AND I already met my cardio minutes for the week and it's only Wednesday. I am thrilled about this since last week I didn't do so well because I had such a bad cold. <BR> <BR> I am feeling great and still wondering why I fall off the wago... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:05:02 EST Bad Test Results so - my good cholesterol number is in the toilet - about half of what it should be. My bad cholesterol number is great, so I have that going for me. :) <BR> <BR> And my blood pressure is high, so I am going on bp meds. <BR> <BR> I'm going between freaking out and thinking "ok, be calm - wake up call here. Thank God you started exercising before you got this news, just keep it up and you'll be ok." <BR> <BR> UGH! <em>24</em> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:57:59 EST Still going strong! I am keeping up with my exercise. I know God is there for me and wants me to do this. I am grateful to God for this journey. <em>43</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:14:36 EST Feeling Great Today! Whenever I start over I'm always like "WHY DID I STOP?" I can already tell in just a week that my mood has improved. This is my PMS week and I am not crying on the couch - holy crap, that's awesome, right? <BR> <BR> I feel good about getting back into a healthier routine AND two of my friends are interested in doing the same. We are talking about working out together and helping each other make healthy food choices. <BR> <BR> I think this is the first time I have ever said "HEY, THIS I... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:28:17 EST 2006? The last time I was here was 2006? WOW! <BR> <BR> I don't have much to say today. I had not been feeling well and I couldn't figure out what to give up for lent. I prayed and I think God was leading me to make some healthy choices for myself. <BR> <BR> I didn't want to give up a certain food or center my lent around food. So, exercise it was. I must say that I'm pleased. I wouldn't get up off that couch for myself, but I can't stay on that couch when it comes to God. <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:58:35 EST I love my husband! I just do. We've been together FOREVER. Since we were 17 years old - 15 years now! <BR> <BR> I've often wondered if I we could stay compatible as we grow older. Especially when I'm learning new things (like my weight loss journey) because he really isn't interested in learning new things. He's pretty happy the way he is - meat and potatos, sports, Sirius radio, me :) - that's all he needs. <BR> <BR> But he just called me to let me know that he was home from work early and we were talkin... Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:29:26 EST Thanksgiving Weekend.....and pre-Thanksgiving week Well, I didn't do as well as I thought I would. I just changed the title of this because it all started on Monday 11/20. <BR> <BR> I went to a show and there was a dinner buffet, I feel that I ate well and I turned down dessert because it wasn't something I was in love with. I wasn't able to exercise this day at all. <BR> <BR> I did great on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Wednesday I ate well but didn't workout. I was SO tired - I think I was out before 10pm. <BR> <BR> On Thursday I got up and w... Mon, 27 Nov 2006 10:18:33 EST Relationships I worked late last night and my husband was tired when I got home - he was ready for bed. So he went upstairs to lay down and watch the hockey game. After I got settled in I went up to just talk about the day and such. I started showing him some stretches - HAHA! We were being goofy and just having a good time and laughing with each other. For us that kind of stuff is pretty normal. <BR> <BR> I was thinking about it this morning and feeling happy and grateful for him and then I started ... Thu, 9 Nov 2006 11:55:23 EST So Proud! For the first time in my life I am losing weight AND I'm doing it on my own (no diet pills!). I can't remember the last time I've been so proud of myself. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning, (as I do every morning) even though I don't officially do my spark weigh in until Friday, and I am down 25 pounds - YES! 25 pounds in 8 weeks. Freaking Amazing! <BR> <BR> I'm already bouncing all over the message boards and telling people "YOU CAN DO IT". Wed, 8 Nov 2006 18:01:49 EST I joined a Sparkteam today! This is exciting! I think I need to be accountable and it will be nice to have a community of people all working towards a common goal. <BR> <BR> The leader of the group seems very nice and very supportive and that's perfect for me! <BR> <BR> After the terrible was actually a lovely weekend...I spent it cooking. Big batches of chicken noodle soup, beef stew and pulled pork. I am freezing dinners so the dinnertime won't be so stressful over the holiday season. I said it was ... Mon, 30 Oct 2006 11:51:40 EST Happy! I am so happy! Sparkpeople is just what I needed. I could never lose weight on my own before. Even when I thought I was doing well I obviously was not. <BR> <BR> Whenever I would watch shows about obese people who lost weight and at first the weight just fell off, I would be so jealous and wonder why that wouldn't happen for me. It was because I wasn't following a plan and I really didn't know what I was putting in my mouth!! <BR> <BR> And you know what? It IS happening for me. I have... Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:47:49 EST My Weekend I did so-so this weekend with food. But I was extremely motivated yesterday and I prepared healthy snacks and dinners for the week. I feel good doing the prep on Sunday - that way if I'm tired when I get home from work dinner is really 1/2 way done for me - YAY! It makes it a lot easier not to say "let's just go out". <BR> <BR> My friend is here from Arizona this week. We had a few drinks on Friday night and I went over my calories. I went over my calories on Friday, Saturday and Sunday... Mon, 9 Oct 2006 09:38:07 EST