JEWELS2829's SparkPeople Blog JEWELS2829's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting over fresh slate! Today has been an awesome day! My stress levels are completely down. I just got married 3 weeks ago to the most amazing man ever! I am so blessed to have a great husband, great family, and my sweet little fur babies. I am trying to live my life to the fullest and live as healthy as I can. I am really wanting to lose some excess weight I have acquired from my honeymoon and being around OMG great food! It has only been 3 weeks since I worked out and I was doing Leslie Sansone today and I pulled... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:57:43 EST Trying to take one day at a time.. as well as one meal at a time.. The week has been pretty good. I worked out on Monday for 30 minutes, Tuesday break, Wednesday 50 mins- and today after work. I really enjoy working out for the most part. Since I gain my weight back. My joints are feeling it and it is a lot harder to pound it out. I struggle day to to day- but I love starting the day. I really did focus on working out this week so far and I have done a pretty good job. I tend to be an emotional eater. I quit smoking! The best thing I have ever done for mysel... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:10:27 EST Starting over... Wow it has been some time since I have been on. I have managed to gain all my weight back. I am going to fight against my over eating and finally lose all the weight and start on feeling healthy. I am not dieting.. Dieting just is not good for me. I need to change my lifestyle around. When ever I want a snack- which I know I will want one. I am going to go running/ walking or just do something to get my mind off it. I have been emotionally eating and stress eating. I go to school and work ful... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:33:40 EST Finding peace... It is such a great feeling finding peace and forgiveness. I had an ex boyfriend that was once a boyfriend then just a friend for 10 years it was going on so long. We had our good times and bad times. In July 2012 we finally ended speaking to each other. I believe we are just not good for one another. It had been 10 months and I did something for myself and for him to finally forgive him. I have moved on. I have forgiven him for a long time and made peace with the situation, but never actually... Tue, 14 May 2013 15:00:55 EST 27 more days til the half marathon.. I am a little disappointed in myself. I thought I would of lost more weight- however I am still really proud of myself. I have been running a lot. I have toned up so much. I feel like I am in the best shape I have ever been in! I am so happy that I am out there doing runs and walks. On Satruday I did the Susan B Koman 5k it was great and feel great to help and support a great cause! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:33:55 EST Plateau.. I am not going to get discourage. I have been at a plateau since Feb.. Still weighing 133.4 - I am actually very happy with this weight, but would like to get closer to by goal 125.. I feel so energized though and people are noticing how in shape I am. I ran 8.8 miles in 2 hours the other day- I am losing a ton of inches.. I have to keep telling myself. I am gaining muscle. I am also so proud- I make much healthier choices when it comes to food! Today since is rainy here- going to test out th... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:50:38 EST Yeah Feeling so fit! I am feeling so good getting in shape and running 2-4 miles a day with 2 days break or 1 day- I know I am going to be ready for the half marathon in May! I love running! I thought I would never say that- but I found a new hobby that I will be doing for the rest of my life. It has also been 2 months since I stopped smoking and now I have lost 7 pounds! I so happy I have decided to change my life this year! Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:58:39 EST Feeling so awesome! 2013 is bringing so many new beginnings. This is the first time in my life- I feel so in shape. I am trng for the half marathon. I ran 13 miles since Sunday. I feel so good! I have lost 4 pounds since I started my program and ton of inches and gain so much hope and self esteem! I can't wait to get to my goal and be in the half marathon! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:18:16 EST DOING THE COMMITMENT RUN!! 1/1 I am super excited doing the comittment run! I am feeling really great today. I worked out and really committed! I am so happy the holidays are over well at least Christmas. I did not do so bad Christmas Day but the days leading up to Christmas wow. I work currently in call center= pitch ins etc. So happy that today is shaping up to be a pretty good day!! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:46:44 EST Day One... Today marks my first day of my new way of thinking and life. I left spark awhile ago. I tend to lose motivation pretty quickly. I am currently a student @ IUPUI for nursing and a full time supervisor at a call center. I am extremely busy! I am so excited to really stick to a program! I know I can do this! I hate it I will be good for a week and then comes something that off sets it! I finally discovered my triggers and finally addressing them and stopping them before I head to the vending mac... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:53:49 EST Getting close to my Big Vegas Trip!!! I feel that I did the best that I could before my trip. I have been increasing my exercise and healthy eating! I feel so much even though the scale did not move much at least I have been losing inches and my clothes feel so much better than before. I am feeling a ton better! Today is a goregous day I think I am going to walk and run today on my lunch break and later tonight! :) Sun, 20 May 2012 10:41:36 EST Yeah it is the weekend! Well I did my exercise all week and ate clean and healthy! I did manage to lose some weight to from last week so that is good. I just have been living one day at a time instead of weeks ahead. I need to live in the moment more and take it slower and appreciate what I have done one day at time. I am so happy it is the weekend. I am not to thrilled with working all week, but happy because it is more laid back on the weekends!!! :) Sat, 12 May 2012 09:19:36 EST Another day to begin again.. I am feeling so great today. I got up this morning and walked for 3 miles. I normally want to just lay in bed and today. I popped out my bed and feel so awake and refresh. Working out and having a new attitude on life and health! Today is going to be a great day! I can do this!!!! Tue, 8 May 2012 11:46:10 EST WOW so sad but happy I am taking back control Wow I have not weigh in since 2/5 I was 133.2 and now 143.2 I gained 10 pounds since Feb so sad. I had a back injury so I could not work out. It made me so depressed! I would just eat out of depression and stress. I am currently going back to school to be a RN nurse and work full time as a supervisor at a call center. Talk about stress! I am such a stress eater, but I am back and so much more motivated I had a stint in Feburary, but the back injury caused that to do go down the tubes. Discove... Sun, 6 May 2012 10:48:10 EST Yeah just ordered my shake mix.. I am so pumped up this week. I am back in the groove. I have been working out at Lifetime Fitness love it and all the hunky men in there. I am so super excited that I order this shake mix it is through beach body. I love all there work out excepts p90. I fell over and hurt my back! To intense for me but love turbo jam and slim and 6. Well this week has certainly shaped up to me a good one!!!! :) I am driving to get bikini ready by may. I KNOW I CAN DO THIS! Thu, 9 Feb 2012 11:55:21 EST WOW! Ok today is going to be a good day a lot better day! I have been reading this new book and it is inspring me to be the best person I can be! I am finding it to be great and relating it to everyday life! So I woke up read a little and got ready to go work out at lifetime fitness. I weighed myself again because I felt so much lighter yeah I went from 136.8 to know 133.6 ok big difference ok I am not going to be obessed with the scale. I just felt like my better choices were taking effect. I fee... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 09:08:51 EST oh no I did it again!!! Wow ever since Thanksgiving it has been a downward spiral with so many turns. I can't believe the holidays did the toll, but it was really me. I need to own it I was giving into temptation so bad! I went from 129 now back to 136 again wow. I am back to the drawing board. :(((( My friend as a Christmas present got me a lifetime fitness membership. I am starting tomorrow with the personal trainer can't wait! It has been really hard to adjust to working full time and school. I had to drop 2 cla... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 17:00:07 EST So broken!!! Wow I have not exercised or ate healthy since Thanksgiving. It happened again. I gained weight I hate to say this I went from 125.8 which I was so happy! To now 129 at least it is not 130. I can't go back to the 130's. I have to stop take back control of my life. I think all the stresses of Christmas and financial stuff got me to eat everything in sight boy did I have fun eating Red Robin yummy burgers, homemade cookies, cakes all the goodness all it left me was blub chub. My butt looks like... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:40:19 EST Happy Thanksgiving!!! Wow today is here! I am feeling pretty good about the day. I am going to enjoy myself and allow myself to eat some good things that are bad for me, but trying to be careful because yesterday I had sliver of a pumpkin pie and some things that were out of my norm. I got so sick. I am going to try to be very choosy what I eat. I can't wait to see my family. I am about on my way to Chicago! Yeah!!!!! Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:30:30 EST Trying to remain strong!!! Gosh it is getting close to the holidays! I am getting a little scared. I keep flutuating everyday! I need to get it together, but I am still remaining strong. I am about to do a 45 min run! I can't wait. I never thought in a million years I would say that. I am struggling everyday at work. My ex works with me I see him everyday actually in the same department. It is hard I am remaining strong from all of the stress, desk moved was the best. I was sitting next to him. We are remaining friends... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:59:23 EST So Sad:((( Well it has been since Novemeber 6 since I worked out. I have pigged out everyday since then. I luckily have not gain any weight I actually lost .4 of pound not to sure how I managed to do that one. I feel kinda bloated though and my face feels fuller, but I lost weight and not even gained. I feel like I feel off the deep end. I know I will get myself back up. Starting with today. I working out at work fitness center. I have my work out clothes on right now, no more excuses. I have been maki... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:54:00 EST What a wonderful day off! I feel so great inside and out! Not to mention so fit. I feel so good when I run and walk. I am actually not out of breath. What a feeling. It feels so good to have a new lease on life. My new philosphy is out with the old bring on the new beginnings. So happy found out IUPUI got all my transcripts looks like I will be getting in not official yet, but cant wait to go back to school and be a nurse. My ultimate goal for the past a couple years. Ever since my dad died. I am so excited ! Tue, 8 Nov 2011 16:38:21 EST I know this is going to be a great week! :) I am feeling great today. Considering I gain 1 pound back to 128 but a lot better. My friends wedding this weekend. I really enjoyed some cake. I look at it this way I will just need to push forward and make it a great day! I am going to do it! I have small goal. I would like to see the scale say 125 by thanksgiving. I know I can do it!!!!!!! Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:14:37 EST It's Friday!! So happy it is Friday. This week has been the longest ever! I am so happy with my progress! I feel so much better and not out of breath. I am really liking what I am seeing in the mirror. I am so happy I have been sticking to my goals and acheiving them. I am started taking control of my life again and sticking to what it is best for me nutrition, emotionally for sure!!, and overall well being! It feels good to finally have freedom of the bad and let in the good! Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:25:01 EST Keep doing it!!! I have been so amazed with myself that I have been maintaining this journey it has been a steady journey of a new way of life. I feel that I have been so more successful this time around because I am not treating this as a diet anymore just a new way of life! I did not care even last night. I ate some heavy Italin food the old me would actually probably cry or punish myself for eating that food, but it is the weekend and it was my friends bachorlette party. I just know I need to continue what... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:03:09 EST Fell off the wagon, but getting back on and staying steady!! Wow it has been hell of 2 weeks. I am been suffering from major depression and self pity. I need to stop this! I am strong woman that can conquer anything that I put my mind to! Gosh I completely stop eating one week from deep depression than last a couple days ate anything I wanted including the garbage burger from Max and Ermas! I am done with that. I need to stay healthly for myself. I am marking today from start. I have changed some ways I think about things and how I react to things! I t... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:30:06 EST Yeah lost another pound! I am feeling pretty great now! I lost another pound!!! Yeah! Still sad a little bit today, but will push through this patch! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 09:49:12 EST Sad Day! Okay. I was such a bum last night. I started doing turbo jam 15 mins in it. I could not do anymore. I was so tired! I have been running myself down with stress! I have so many issues going on right now. I wish it would get better. I feel so tired. I hope I can push myself to do my workout today!!!!! I praying to the lord that I can have a better week! I feel so much of a mess right now! I hope I can make it through the day strong and focused and not turn to sugar. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:37:37 EST I did it again!! Yeah I woke up and felt so much lighter today. Well I was right I weigh myself. I lost another 1 pd. I am loosing the weight very slowly, but I know it is better because when I lose weight fast I always put it on back really quickly. I actually feel like I am loosing inches. My clothes are fitting so much better! I feel so good! I have been kicking it up a knotch. I have been starting to do 1-2 times a week instead of all my other work outs- is turbo jam! It is fun and burns a ton of calorie... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:39:13 EST I am feeling like a cold is coming! I worked out last night for about an hour. I felt so sick to my stomach and nauseated. I was just walking on a treadmill. I pushing through it though! I can't push myself to hard, but I tend to do that! I hope I start feeling better again. Ok this sounds like a pitty party but this morning. I feel a little better, but about the same:((( Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:49:46 EST I did it!!!! I decided to weigh myself today because I felt ultra skinny. Sure enough since Sept 7th 2 days ago I weighed 134.2 now I weigh 132.8. I feel like I am getting my energy back! Yeah I love sparkpeople! It has helped me so much for the motivation and tools! Fri, 9 Sep 2011 10:05:24 EST OMG!!! I burned over 1900 calories this week!!! I Feel so great today other than my legs are in pain! I might take a day off today on exercising! I am so happy I back on this site it really motivates me! Everyone does! Everyone on here are truly the best! Thanks! Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:51:29 EST I feel so sore but feel so good! I am so happy I walked 5.5 miles last night. I am feeling it today. But that was a total of 511 calories burned! I am hurting today but I feel so good at the same time. I hope I continue this. I have a friend walking me who helps she is a personal trainer helps me and motivates me! I can't wait to do my next walk! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:28:47 EST Finally got my butt back on track!! I am so happy I decided to stop being lazy and get back on spark. I love this website and the people and the receipes!! Everything about this website motivates me and makes me feel like I can do it! I am going to take one day at a time. I really want to get back on track of eating healthly. I just lost my uncle a couple weeks ago. Live is too precious!!! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 16:14:44 EST EVER SINCE MY DOCTORS APPT.. Well I really fell off the wagon for the past 2 weeks. When I went to the dr's appt it said I actually weighed more!! I was so discourage and angry at myself, but the strange thing is all my clothes were feeling looser. I think the dr's scale was wrong well anyways so I went on a binge. I do that from time to time, but know I am back so far today I have been doing gerat!! I just order turbo jam from amazon and it is on it's way. I just need to not get so discourge. I am committed and I need ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 18:48:14 EST GREAT DAY!! I had a great day. I stayed within cals and work out for 50 mins!!! <em>244</em> I can do it!! I have a new trophy today to.. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:39:48 EST DID SO GOOD TODAY AND THEN BOOM!!! I ATE OVER CALS AT NIGHT.. It was such a struggle today. I hate I was getting the urge to smoke or eat and now I just ate 20 mini rice cakes and 10 pieces of fruit slices. I only went over the cals just a little. It is getting better everyday. I can not beat myself up about, I just need to focus and live one day at a time and perserve, this is a new journey no one is counting score. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 19:42:55 EST Made It through week 2!! Well this week I finished it up very strong. I guess slow and steady wins the race!! Can't wait till my weighin on 1-26. I feel that my clothes are feeling a lot looser!!! <em>244</em> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:21:53 EST struggling since last thursday.. Today is going a lot better today stayed within my calories and fats and carbs etc... I did exercise to. I feel a lot better, but it is a struggle every day, to smoke and to eat the things I love pizza and burgers and french silk pie.. I know I need to just take one day at a time. I just got done reading the most inspierational blog, which put the bug up my booty. so hope it works!! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:56:28 EST 2 days off I hate to already say this, but I was off for 2 days!! Sat I had a date and ate really good italin food, however I ate great the whole day before the date and still worked out. Yesterday was family day and my mom made awesome lasanga!! Well today back on and ate great and exercised to leslie sansone 2 mile <em>244</em> it is just part of life.. i will have ups and downs.. it is part of living!! the important things not letting the downs continue for so long!!! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:25:49 EST ONE WEEK IN Well it has been one week since I signed up. I feel so much better. I know I had to lost some weight my clothes are starting to fit so much better. I can 't wait to weigh myself when I am at the dr's on the 21st this month. I do not keep scales in my house. If I did I would be weighing my self all the time, which is not healthy. On Thursday I kinda fell of the wagon a little bit I had 2 glasses of wine and a little bit more,but yesterday I picked my self right up. It is a part of life to be ... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 08:58:25 EST