JMALONE44's SparkPeople Blog JMALONE44's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community new attitude I have broken through my LONG plateau and have hope to continue to make progress!!! Somehow, my attitude towards food is changing. I don't feel like it is such a strong driving force. I don't want it to have "power" over me. I was able to go a longer stretch yesterday without eating. I was working and wasn't able to have time to eat. In the past I have feel hypoglycemic if I go too long. It's still good to not wait too long so I'm not ravenous. But, still I felt good I was able to do ... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:34:11 EST Sparkin oops, I blogged as a comment to my last blog. It's been too long, I guess. Well, here's to getting more serious!! Spark on lady! Fri, 5 Dec 2008 00:19:09 EST time to blog Okay, I haven't been good about blogging. I will try to do better. I am keeping up with my work outs (when I'm not on vacation). I need to cut back on my food intake and avoid goodies. It's the only way to make more progress. My metabolism isn't what it used to be. Here's to a new day and being 45! Sat, 19 Jul 2008 14:32:27 EST blog,blog, blog Okay, I haven't made an entry for a while. I'm just trying to keep track of the logging in of food, exercise. I am at a plateau. I have been working out consistently but have had some off eating days. Those were mainly due to going out to eat. So, I am going to purpose to be more careful. Persistence pays off! Sun, 8 Jun 2008 17:55:44 EST Keepin on It is a slow and steady process and I'm glad I am "into it". I have my better days but that's life! I am trying to be more diligent about recording my food intake. I am going out of town for 4 days on Friday and will have to bring a notepad. Traveling can be a challenge. I am going to bring some fruit and nuts and Southbeach diet bars. Tue, 20 May 2008 20:12:21 EST Some progress Well, I have made some progress with the scale. I have noticed my clothes fit better. I have been working out pretty regularly. But, I am trying to step it up at the gym. I realize I have to watch my eating a little more. Working out doesn't just take care of the weight. I have been careful, but not as careful as I could be. I guess I am leary of being too radical because then I want to rebel. I am committed and I know the accountability really, really helps! Thank you Sparks! <em... Tue, 13 May 2008 11:50:27 EST Weekend away again Well, I had fun at "The Great Wolf Lodge" with my family. There was exercise to be had with all the stairs, walking, and swimming at the water park. I did eat a little more then I would have if I was home. We'll see what the scale says tomorrow morning. <em>40</em> Sun, 4 May 2008 23:38:14 EST Back at it! Well, I did have a great retreat! But, I confess I have gottne out of the habit of all the tracking. I really should have brought a little pad of paper to jot food down. Well, I will get back to it! I so need the accountability or I tend to ignore my overeating. I didn't really eat "that much!" Thu, 1 May 2008 21:02:31 EST gone for the weekend Well, I am heading out soon for a women's retreat in Gig Harbor. I will have to catch up with logs on Sunday or Monday. I am stepping out a little to develop relationships with the women at church. It'e been years since I've been to a retreat. Later! Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:48:15 EST catching up Well, isn't good to be afraid of food. I am trying to not forbid certain foods because I want them more if I do. Psychology! Well, I did have an annual exam today and my weight was lower on the doctor's scale then the last time I went in. It's always higher then my home scale. I have a referral for a mammogram and blood work. So, I need to just do these things to work on prevention. I haven't exercised today because of a busy day. Maybe, I can take a walk after dinner. Tomo... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:02:37 EST bloggin Well, I'm a bloggin. I know it's good to make a note of "how it's going" I notice I feel better the days I have a good workout. It doesn't work to go every day. So, the walks on the in between days are good. I have felt a bit more like snacking lately. The frequent small meals is good for me. But, avoiding the snack foods. Okay, I confess...I had some baked potato chips this afternoon. Should I fell guilty? Well, I didn't eat half the bag...since there was only a bit left. I put ... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:44:02 EST feeling stronger Well, I had a really good work out at the gym! I did 20 min on recumbent bike, 18 min of brisk walking, and 6 min of jogging. Then, I did a good weight work out. I think one of the reasons I haven't lost is because I'm gaining more muscle. I don't want to get discouraged about weighing in. Ya know what I mean? So, I will keep it up and watch my eating closer. I do feel like drinking more water has made me less hungry. Yeah! Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:29:38 EST sticking with it Well, I am feeling more in control today. Yesterday I was overwhelmed with laundry, mail, cleaning (didn't do much), etc, etc. I had a nice walk with our dog as I walked my daughter to school. I had a moderate breakfast and am ready for the day. Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:26:24 EST motivation Yes, I was not as motivated being on vacation. Except, the fact that I wore a bathing suit (boy shorts, tankini) and was feeling big. Yikes! Well, now that vacation is over I will get serious about my eating and exercise. Go for it!! Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:43:16 EST time to get motivated Wow, this is so interesting and cool! I am new to the SparkPage. I am motivated already by reading so many words of wisdom and seeing other member's progress. It's time for me to be accountable. I have been slacking for a while, despite my exercising and generally healthy eating. I will be mindful of what I am eating...I will, I will! This is my daughter, Jen, being mindful of what she's eating. LOL! Sun, 30 Mar 2008 01:54:39 EST