JESSICACO2NY's SparkPeople Blog JESSICACO2NY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Rehab As I mentioned in my blog a month ago, I have not been doing so well with my weight battle. In the last month, I tried to re-start the diet that I had been successful with at the beginning of last year. For some reason, it just isn't working for me anymore. My cravings were overwhelming to a point where I was succumbing to them every single day. So I would do this high protein diet, but then cheat so it was just very counterproductive. <BR> <BR> On a whim I watched this documentary on Netfl... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:42:13 EST Oooops I Did It Again Ugggghhh! It pains me to enter 187 on my weigh in, when my last weigh in on Spark which was in August was 168. 2 vacations, 2 holidays and 19 lbs later here I am. I started 2012 at 196, and almost lost 30 lbs. How am I able to fudge that up? I let go of what was really important, which is taking care of my body, not just my cravings. I am not into new years resolutions but I am in to setting goals. My goal is to stick to this wonderful diet that got me 30lbs down last year. I want to make it ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 23:58:17 EST 30 Day Shred Hello fellow sparkpeople. I am usually too intimidated by Jillian Michaels to even glance at her workout DVDs. But I was bitten by the motivation of another sparker and I decided to give it a go. There is also the major motivation of happenings in my personal life. Being that I just signed a one year contract as an actress/plus model and I have a photo shoot on August 4th, 2012 (just over 30 days away). Now, I am not planning to loose a bunch of weight before the 4th, because they signed me a... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 00:02:36 EST Getting there This last weekend I met up with a group of people that I hadn't seen since October. They immediately noticed that I had lost weight and I must admit it was quite an esteem booster. Though I have been a little tough on myself, I really must admit last year I would have killed to be at 185 (which is what I weighed in at this morning). Stepping back from my frustration I realize that what I am doing is working. I am feeling great, I am eating healthy and I'm actually having fun with my exercise ... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:16:35 EST Frustrating Status So, I started Sparkpeople in 2010 at the weight of 226 lbs. I wanted to loose weight for myself, and to look great at my wedding. I got married on May 7th, 2011 and weighed about 195. I lost 30 lbs and I felt great. My highest weight ever was 250 (which was in 2005), so I am admittedly doing better than I was 7 years ago, but I'm still overweight. Obese by the BMI schedule. Now, 8 months post wedding I am at 192.2. So I have lost 3 lbs in 8 months. It has been less than exhilarating. My mot... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 12:13:35 EST Shake Weight Over the last few months I have managed to loose 20 lbs. It has been great to see the number on the scale go down and notice my clothes feeling bigger and bigger. However, I don't see much of a difference in the saggy fat on my arms. What a terrible place for my fat to just hang out! So today I went out and bought the Shake Weight. Although I usually try to avoid things I see on TV, this Shake Weight seems like a good way to start targeting that evil arm flab. <BR> SO! I measured the fattest... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 11:15:57 EST Goals I realized today that I have set my long term goal, but I have not set any short term goals for myself. I am one of those people who gets discouraged instead of motivated when I don't reach a goal, so I think that's why I have hesitated. However, I have decided that in an effort to stay on the right track, I would like to make mini goals. I am not going to assign strict deadlines for all of these goals. I am hoping the goals themselves are enough to motivate me. So, here goes: <BR> Today I w... Fri, 14 May 2010 09:11:30 EST Bad Week Today is Saturday, which means that I weigh in tomorrow. Normally I would be excited because normally that would mean I get to post how much weight I lost. HOWEVER, this was a bad week for me. I didn't feel right all week and I let it stop me from exercising. I also didn't adjust my calories to fit my less active week. So I ate like I was working out, but didn't work out. I got down on myself and I ate things that I shouldn't like, Reeces peanut butter cups (5!) which is the serving size, but... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 07:45:35 EST Sleepy I have a confession to make... The excitement of Sparkpeople has worn off a little. I'm not super excited about tracking my food at all moments of the day. I'm going to stick with it though of course. Maybe this is a phase. I HAVE been tired for like the last 6 days straight so maybe that is a part of it. I can't shake this fatigue lately don't know why. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 20:55:38 EST First Blog Ever Yesterday Callie asked me if I kept a journal (I don't) and it made me think... maybe I should. So here's how I feel today: <BR> Today was my day off from work and I spent it getting a pedicure, hanging out with my hubs, cooking and relaxing. It was pretty awesome. It's snowing and raining and slushing outside. Pretty nasty. So it's been nice to stay in. <BR> As far as weight loss, I feel like I am at a bit of a plateau. BUT I am keeping in mind that even plateaus have their ends, and I have... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 19:46:38 EST