JESSYCASJOURNEY's SparkPeople Blog JESSYCASJOURNEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 21 Days Gotta say this might be the first time I have consistently made it to 21 full days of logging and drinking enough water and getting my exercise goals in. I haven't been perfect but i am consciously aware of what I am eating and how much I am eating by entering all my foods before I eat! It has made me pack up half of it and take it for later! After letting myself get to a weight I told myself I would never be at, I realized if I never want to be here again I have to change! So maybe that ... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:59:24 EST Still going This has always been my safe place. I have failed miserably at this journey is getting healthy. I have put on an additional 50 pounds and my body HURTS! I can barely get 3000 steps in a day without being in pain, my muscle and joints just HURT! I am attempting once again to get back on a better journey to making healthier choices and being more active. I know I can only take one day at a time and that is what I will take. I hope everyone has been successful on their journeys and if not ... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 04:06:10 EST My Journey I am back. Again. But I am back. <BR> <BR> This year has been complicated. From job loss, to business failures, to cancer scares and lots of starting overs. This year has given me a heavy dose of reality. As I sit here, I had this whole sob story on how life seems so unfair sometimes. But I can't even honestly type those details out. Because those were just circumstances that continue to lead me through my journey in life. I am blessed to be able to say I AM BACK. I am blessed to ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:21:17 EST Sabotage The bad eating has continued, it's almost like I seen success on the scale and my inner thoughts that I don't like said OH NO, you can't succeed, here eat a taco or 40! <BR> <BR> But I am not going to let them silly thoughts win, I am headed to the store tonight to restock on healthy foods and the weather is beautiful out so walking will be my best friend! <BR> <BR> I am learning it's not how many times you fall, but how many times you get up that makes you a success! I am still STANDING... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:45:06 EST Reality So during this last week, I decided to take a break from tracking/eating right etc. I learned a lot! <BR> <BR> 1 - I gained almost 9 pounds in 1 week! That tells me how insanely important it is to track your food so you can hold yourself accountable for what you put in your body! <BR> <BR> 2 - It's SOOO easy to fall back into bad habits, especially when you are spending time with loved ones that aren't watching their weight! This tells me that just because they aren't watching their weig... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:55:15 EST Adjustments I have been on a short hiatis as my boyfriend came back home for the first time in a couple months and I have eaten enough food to feed a small village! LOL <BR> <BR> But I am getting back on track and will continue my journey! <BR> <BR> Great news I was invited to apply/try out for a FREE weight loss/health program in the community I work in. I am excited to see how this opportunity pans out! Lots of positive thoughts and well wishes are greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> I truly believe G... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:42:49 EST Confidence It's been a few weeks since I have wrote, I had to take the time to really let myself grasp this whole process and work on letting go of the negative thoughts that had been plagueing me. <BR> <BR> But I am here to say, I think I got this, I am by far doing perfect, but no more negative thoughts! I make each food choice with confidence, knowing that as long as I am ok with what I am eating it will be ok. I don't get upset if I decide I want to eat out or eat extra at meal time. I just do i... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 16:28:08 EST Seriously! So, I need to just get this off my chest because I think if I throw it out into the universe someone will choke slam me for my insanity! LOL <BR> <BR> I have been eating AWFUL, it started with that slip up last week and it seems every day I keep having a slip up and today was not a simple slip up, it was a full blown several counts of FOOD FELONY! <BR> <BR> I feel like my stress level has increased with changes at work and not enough sleep at home...and of course the answere is always FOOD ... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:29:30 EST Miserable So, I decided I really want a chicken taco and cheese enchilada from one of my favorite mexican restaurants. We went last night and I over-indulged in 2 chicken tacos and a cheese enchilada, white cheese spinach dip and chips and salsa. I was ok with it, because I intended on hitting the gym and I have decided that if I want something I just eat it. <BR> <BR> But OMG, my tummy on the other hand was NOT happy with me at all. I was SOOOO sick all night from the grease and over-eating! It... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:52:19 EST Comfort Zone I am excited to say that I stepped out of my comfort zone last night. I not only tackled the scary 3.0mph on the treadmill that I had convinced in my head was going to make me have to run and I would NOT be able to do it, but I was able to maintain that speed for a full 10mins! AND I went to the gym by myself, on a Friday night and I worked out my whole body until I felt like a noodle! <BR> <BR> It is a fabulous feeling to know you can push your body and WON'T die! LOL I sweated (probably... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:49:58 EST Learning I am learning that just because I fail does NOT mean I have to give up! I never really realized how hard I was on myself or how quick I was to give up in the past. But I am learning so much about myself now that I am truly investing the time to change my life for the better. I am by far not perfect but I am learning to take it 1 day and 1 meal at a time. If I want to eat something less healthy, I do and I try to not over-eat or over-indulge in those bad foods. But I eat them because I kn... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 12:45:34 EST BLAH! I don't even know where to begin. Week 1 went great, I fought off evil food thoughts, I went to the gym 4 days out of the week, I stayed within my nutrition goals and I went grocery shopping and got lots of healthy food options. <BR> <BR> And this week...what have I done...NOT A DAMN THING! I haven't been to the gym, I attempted to take some of my healthy food to work today, I didn't take enough so I was starving by the time I got home and wasn't in the mood to cook to dinner I we... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:51:15 EST The Voices Inside My Head... I am about 2 months into attempting to eat better. And less than a week into adding the gym to my routine. And let me tell you during the last 2 months up until this last week I usually gave into the thoughts in my head when I wanted to eat bad foods. <BR> <BR> But last night, I got off work came home had dinner (tuna noodle cassarole) and went upstairs to relax and just unwind for a bit before I headed off to the gym. AND let me tell you, the voices in my head were in full effect. I was... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:58:09 EST As I Continue on this Journey It's been a very long time since I wrote, or for that matter even tried to get active and healthy. But my love encouraged me to join the gym as he wanted to get back in shape himself, so we joined the gym about a month ago. HE has yet to go work out! But I decided that it was my time, that I was not going to pay for a gym membership and waste my money nor was I going to continue to waste my life doing nothing! So I started at the gym, went a couple days it hurt so of course I quit! But a... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:27:36 EST Setting Goals... I know that I did not gain this weight all at once therefore I will not lose it all at once. So I am setting small goals that aren't overwhelming or out of reach and discouraging. I hope this will allow me to really obtain these goals in a timely and successful manner! <BR> <BR> My first goal is to drink 8 8oz glasses of water every day for 30days and walk/be active for at least 10mins every day for 30 days. I think these are completely do-able goals but putting them in writing and being ... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 03:41:08 EST NOT an option I have allowed myself to make excuses, blow things off or just plain and simple not care. But today I start a new job and along with that I am going to really begin my getting healthy journey! <BR> <BR> I turn 30 in less than a year now and there are so many things I want to be when I turn 30, #1 will be healthy! <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:13:41 EST WOW!! So, it looks like I am a repeat offender of the "falling off the bandwagon" party. I haven't wrote a blog in over a month and when I started writing I told myself I would make it a habit to write every day. Guess I lied to myself! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> But I am not ashamed to say I fell off, but I am crawling my way back on and I know everything happens for a reason and re-gaining focus is much better than accepting defeat! <BR> <BR> So I am here again, going to attempt to get back i... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:53:11 EST A New Day 1 Today was just an off day. We are all entitled to them, and I am not going to let it defeat me. I will keep this simple, as I have way to much to say, and no motivation to say it. So this day 1 wasn't the worst, but my goal is to make tomorrow better!! <BR> <BR> With that being said I will leave you with this: <BR> <BR> "Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will!" ~ Jawaharal Nehru <BR> <BR> Follow me: <link>www... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 04:11:30 EST Intrigued By Reality So, I watched the movie "Super Size Me" the other day and it was like little tiny light bulbs going off in my head. I am still so intrigued by the information they provided in this movie. It's so true! From a girl that has never experienced being skinny a day in her life. This movie put it all into prospective. I am a fiend for FOOD!!! Especially fast food, all of the symptoms that the guy doing the experiment experienced, I have without a doubt experienced them the same. <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 04:17:50 EST The UnOfficial Official Day 1 There has been so many "Day 1's" throughout my life, from dieting, to lifestyle changes, to hair styles and colors and so much more. I have come to a determination that every day is Day 1. As every day that I wake up I am given another chance to make new choices. So I am now on a journey to make the very best of each and every day I am given. Today is my Day 1 to taking the steps needed to start eating healthier, drinking more water, and getting up and being more active. <BR> <BR> It's ... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 04:16:21 EST