JILLRY03's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JILLRY03 JILLRY03'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/ Could this really be it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960778 I had a conversation with my wonderful husband last night and thought I would share.... I asked him when he thought I was my happiest?! I already had the answer but I wanted to see if the person that sometimes knows me better than I do knew too. His answer was... for the last several months you have been like a different person.... A happy person and also when you get your steps in! Wow! He was totally right on every level! For the last several months I have been myself, meaning no countin... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:40:03 EST Why oh why do I do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597043 I haven't wrote a blog in 2 months and since then I have fell way off the wagon :( Winter has always been an issue with me. Stupid cold weather, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years have always thrown me for a loop! I tried but obviously I didn't try my hardest because I'm up almost 3 pounds and feel miserable! Bye Bye Onederland :( until we meet again! <BR> Moving on.... <BR> In the beginning of December my wonderful Husband and I decided that it was time to make my dreams of being a stay ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:22:58 EST Week 32: I did it! I did it! I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538247 HELLO ONEDERLAND!!! Oh how I've missed you! Saturday morning I got on my scale and to my surprise it said 199.0! I had to get off and get back on the scale a couple of times just to make sure my scale wasn't going crazy or I wasn't seeing things! lol I'll tell you what if I wasn't motivated before I sure am motivated now!! I know it's just a # on a scale but damn it feels good! I think I need to take some after pics to see if I can see any difference! I'm sure I will be able to!! If ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:14:23 EST Week 30: It's been awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526355 I haven't wrote a blog in 8 weeks! Yikes! I've been a bit busy so I really haven't had the time... but that's beside the point of this blog so here goes....... <BR> <BR> I have made it to my 2nd goal of another 10 pounds gone FOREVER!! 20 pounds altogether!! WOOT WOOT!! Even though Spark People is still saying 19, I'm going to go ahead and take it!! lol <BR> It has taken me 7 months to lose those 20 pounds but you know what I don't care! I had some ups and downs along the way and in Au... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:53:04 EST Week 22: I think I've finally got it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476719 Since my last post I've kinda fell off the radar :( So as of Tuesday of this week I am back at it and feeling really great about losing the weight and getting healthy again!! Over the past few weeks I have gained a few pounds because I just really haven't cared. BUT this morning I got on the scale and after getting back into for a few days I am now only up 1 pound!! I am determined to do this!! <BR> I'm not making excuses but the last few weeks have been ridiculously crazy and stressfu... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:45:40 EST Week 19: Sabotaging myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459823 I feel like I'm sabotaging myself!! I haven't been tracking my food like I was and I haven't got the work outs in that I was. The only good thing is, is that my weight has gone down 1.6 pounds this past week!!!! I don't know how or why but it has. I'm sure my body is in shock from eating all the crap and not working out as much. I have made a promise to myself that this time was the time for changing so I have a want to get back to being healthy again!! I have to look past the fact that... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:28:04 EST Week 18: I can do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449777 Well I'm still stuck at 206, and my measurements haven't budged :( I spent some time today reading some motivational articles and how to get out of a plateau, so I'm feeling a bit better! I know that if I slip back into my old ways I will gain back the 14 pounds and several inches that I have lost and more. I think the combination of stress and eating more junk than I should is my problem! I have stayed within my calorie range but the foods I have been eating aren't the healthiest! I hav... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:11:45 EST Week 16 and 17: Stressed to the MAX!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441058 I missed blogging last week... I have no excuse just lack of really wanting to do it :( <BR> I have been bouncing back and forth between 206 and 208 the last few weeks.. GRRRR very frustrating!! My measurements haven't changed either (well I haven't measured this week yet)!! <BR> I am beginning to think that stress is becoming the issue!! <BR> Let me explain...... While I have been stressing over counting calories and working out, my real stressors are: <BR> *1st stressor: My husband and... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:36:38 EST Week 15: Veggies and Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426541 Oh how I wish I could incorporate more veggies and fruit into my daily life :( I'm pretty picky, but I am willing to try just about everything so I guess I need to go waste some $$ on new things to try! Fruit that I like: Apples, Grapes, Strawberries and canned pears. Veggies I like: Lettuce, Any color Peppers, Corn, Green Beans, Fresh Spinach, and Broccoli. Things I will absolutely not eat: Bananas, yogurt, and oatmeal...... Yeah I know 3 of the best things you could eat and it all make... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:10:23 EST Week 14: I'm excited!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418852 So week 14 here we are.... I did not lose any pounds this week and I'm ok with that mainly because I have lost a 1/2 inch here and 1/2 inch there. I think that's all that matters right now and I'm EXCITED that I can look at that scale and say hey who cares I still lost inches plus I'm getting healthier!! <BR> Another thing that I'm excited about is that my husband told me last night that he is so proud of me!!! Not that he has not said that before but because he said that he was proud of ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:39:53 EST Week 13: Something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409526 So I figured I would start blogging once a week to keep myself accountable!! It has been 13 weeks since I restarted this journey and I must say I feel AMAZING!! I've lost 11 pounds in that 13 weeks, which might not sound like a lot but it is A LOT to me and I am finally ok with the fact that I am not going to be a 4 or 5+ pound weekly loser!! In this 13 weeks I have learned that I am capable of so much more than I thought! I can work out for longer I can walk faster, I can walk up my stair... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:43:24 EST Oh HAPPY day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396063 Well I did it!! Not to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT!!! I lost that last pound to meet my first goal of 10 pounds!! Do you know what that means? It means that I'm that much closer to my Big goal, only 75 more pounds to go! It also means that I get to go shopping for a new purse (that's my reward to myself for sticking with it)!! <BR> Thank you sparkpeople website and all my new friends on this website!! I could not have done it without you guys!! <BR> Now all I have to do is stick wi... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:42:12 EST Maybe I shouldn't be frustrated.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381291 But I am!!! My hubby eats whatever and I mean whatever he wants: Mt Dew, fudge rounds, Beer, fast food, Candy, Donuts, anything he wants! He does have a physical (most of the time) job but when he gets home he sits and watches TV, and doesn't gain a pound in fact since he switched jobs he has lost weight. But here I am eating the best I can and working my butt off (literally) just to be able to lose a pound a week!! AHHHHH its so frustrating!!! I'm not quitting, I am so determined to get... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:19:39 EST Not working out :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365688 Outside that is! I love going for my hour long walk with my Sister-in-law but I am going to have to take several days off :(! I have been eaten alive by Buffalo Gnats! I don't know if you have ever had a run in with these suckers but omg I have bites all over my neck back and head, they really make you miserable! I've tried bug spray and it did NOT help! Someone told me about using Vanilla extract and Listerine so I might have to try that. I am definitely staying indoors for a few days w... Thu, 23 May 2013 12:49:15 EST So this is what it's all about?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358499 This is my first time blogging! I thought I would give it a try after reading so many inspirational blogs and thought hey I can do this! So my name Jill and I have been struggling with my weight for about 13 years now. I have been on every diet/diet pill known to man it seems like. I have also been on Sparkpeople I believe since 2008! Yikes! I am just now taking full advantage of this website! <BR> I restarted my journey about 6 weeks ago and I have lost 5 pounds!!!! WOOT WOOT! <BR> I h... Thu, 16 May 2013 11:30:46 EST