JENNIFER0807's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JENNIFER0807 JENNIFER0807'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/ October Goals- Haven't given up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791668 My goals for the month: <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Workout 3 times a week and at least one day at the gym <BR> <em>362</em> <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Eat within my calorie range! NO exceptions! <BR> <em>469</em> <em>551</em> <em>180</em> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Go for a walk at least once a week with the family. <BR> <em>342</em> <em>90</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Be more positive about losing weight! <BR> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 11:03:05 EST Lost 1.4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720736 Good job me! Goal was 2lbs but that's ok i think i can make it up next week. <BR> <BR> THis week i realized that if i can get past the first 5 minutes on the bike i can go for at least 30 mins. its just those first five minutes that are grueling... <BR> <BR> Afterwards i felt pretty great! <BR> <BR> xoxo <BR> Jen Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:33:29 EST starting over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715701 so this is like the millionth time i start over... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> oh well... i will start over until i finally get this. <BR> At the very least it shows I am concerned for my health and wellbeing. <BR> <BR> This time I want to go balls to the wall! <BR> I really want to lose weight so i will be tracking!! and working out!! <BR> <BR> first workout today...1/2 hour on bike. aiming for more. <BR> Tiny victory i had today was eating 1/2 a portion of my crumb cake this morning. Bad b... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:10:24 EST week #7 -1.6 lb! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672003 Woohoo! I lost 1.6lbs <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> This week I can thank my wisdom teeth for my loss. It really should be more but I weighed in mid day and after breakfast and coffee. The first couple of days I was on a liquid diet so as you know that makes you lose lots of water weight really fast. I did start eating more "normally" a couple of days ago. Only chewing on one side but I did eat. <em>282</em> <BR> <BR> I can't say I made the best decisions because honestly I just ate what I co... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:01:08 EST wisdom teeth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669914 So I decided that my wisdom teeth finally had to go after causing me much pain and discomfort for a while now. <BR> <BR> I was putting it off for quite some time since one of them was impacted and I was scared. but I was worried that they'd hurt the nearby molars (they didn't). <BR> <BR> So today is day 2 and I have a swollen face, some pain, and on a liquid diet. However, I feel so much better than I did this morning. The pain meds were making me sick and I felt like death. I was nauseous... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:24:31 EST week #6 update -1lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666389 Woohoo! <BR> ...just a pound this week but it's better to go slow and steady rather than gaining so I'm still happy! Also this week is TOM so I am usually bloated and eating too much but I still managed to see the scale go down and that is great! <BR> <em>134</em> <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> This week I will attempt to get out more and walk everyday. Hopefully the weather cooperates. Today I'm taking the little one to the park and running a few local errands. <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:28:23 EST Weeks #4 and #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660696 Unfortunately I don't have good weight loss to report. <BR> I have not gained since my last update but I need to lose to reach my goals. <BR> <BR> Eating clean is hard when hubby brings a super large container of chocolate covered pecans home from work. <BR> <BR> I have been slipping but I am determined to get back on track. Today I will make a meal chart based on Dr. Furhman's eat to live program. <BR> <BR> Things I did right <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> I did do good on avoiding gluten/b... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:02:19 EST Week #3 results +.6lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651457 uh oh! I better put the breaks on this weight gain. <BR> <BR> I know exactly what I did wrong. I ate way to much white flour. I had pizza and bread rolls and ughhh!! its just horrible! <BR> <BR> This week I fell into my bad eating habits because I felt like I didn't have enough healthy choices around the house. Taking an inventory late last week I realized that I actually could have done much better. There were definitely healthy things I could have eaten but I didn't plan and got lazy! Tha... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:19:32 EST Week #2 results -1lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644363 I am down one more lb this week. Honestly I could have done better but I will take it and learn from my ways. <BR> <BR> This week I continued to eat clean but there are a few things that I did wrong. For example: <BR> <BR> I ate out 2 times this week...damage was not so bad because it wasn't anything fried/fast food and portions were small but still...I want to do better. <BR> <BR> I went to a party this week and drank soda and ate cake...My goal is to show self control by not indulging in... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:09:44 EST Week 1 results -5lbs!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638685 I'm baaack! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> and this time I hope that I'll finally get this weight off for good!! <BR> <BR> My first week of eating clean( no processed junky food, limiting portions and overall eating healthy) has paid off! <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am 5 lbs down! My weigh in are Mondays and to be honest Saturday and Sunday I had a couple of cheat moments (nothing too drastic either) but my eating was so good during the week that it still showed. <BR> <em>248</e... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:36:00 EST adjustments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481856 I'm going to try something new because I'm not where I should be at this point. It's frustrating but I'm not giving up. Somewhere down the line I need to learn from my experience until I find what works for ME. Everyone is different. I'm going to concentrate on my foods and tracking because I still need discipline in that area. I go off track so quick and that is bad. I don't know what it is...do I see this as a diet and not a life journey? probably. I need this to be a permanent change. <BR... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:22:56 EST Week #3 Recap- Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462101 So this blog is a bit late as week 4 recap is tomorrow..lol. <BR> But in week 3 I realized that I love oatmeal for breakfast! <BR> <BR> I used to HATE oatmeal-- especially without milk and sugar...that was unheard of. Now I look forward to eat and have already run out and need to buy some for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I use a bit of agave instead of sugar and also rely on fresh berries and bananas for sweetness. I include protein by adding natural peanut butter (no sugar or additives just sea s... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:19:15 EST Week #2 Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451127 2lb loss!! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I did put in effort. I logged all my meals for the week and I believe I only went over once. Workout wise I didn't do so hot working out only once. <BR> <BR> Next week I need to work out more days and stay focused on that goal! However TOM came to visit this week so a 2lb loss is amazing to me! <BR> <BR> This week emphasized that tracking is key! Let's do this spark friends!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:49:38 EST week #1 Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440870 2lb Loss! <em>244</em> <BR> <em>48</em> Things I did right: <BR> <BR> *I tracked all week. I tracked pretty much everything I ate and its probably the first time ever that I track after every meal for more than a couple of days so this was huge for me. It also helped me keep my calories in check. I only went over one day. <BR> <BR> *I restarted my chalean extreme workout program. All my calories burned also were added onto what I could consume for that day..this is good in a way beca... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:13:55 EST a bad pic= lots of motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433259 So yesterday my sister snapped a picture of me at the zoo. I looked so big. I don't have a full length mirror at home ( that needs to change pronto) so I got a big reality check on my weight status. It wasn't pretty. <em>39</em> <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> I look so big. There just aren't words to describe how I feel at this point. I have recommitted, restarted, tried again, came back...to spark many times. Sigh, I am going to do it again. I can only hope this time I can truly stick to the ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:58:04 EST