JOJO1671's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOJO1671 JOJO1671'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/ Back on Track August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440311 I read an article on here today about getting back on track so today I am going to try the challenge and try to have more on track days then off track days. <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:45:53 EST Weigh In Disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429800 I gained:-( I am really mad at myself I didn't exercise like I should this week, I didn't track and I know I over ate a few times. So I paid for it and gained 4.6lbs. The good news is its my first gain since I joined SparkPeople, the bad news is all my motivation seems to be gone. All I can keep thinking is how I am going to fail at losing the weight again just like I always do. <BR> Guess its time to try to figure out how to stop all these negative thoughts. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:08:59 EST Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428668 I have been participating in a biggest loser challenge here on SparkPeople. Part of being involved in this challenge are mini challenges to earn <em>488</em> s everyday. Today's challenge is to write your success story like it was how many years from now and you had lost the weight. So below is what I imagine my success story will be two years from now when I finally lose weight! <BR> <BR> My success story <BR> <BR> I grew up never thinking about my weight. My grandmother raised my aft... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:15:14 EST Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404964 I need to figure out away to be a lot better about measuring food. I have been sort of estimating everything and I am wondering if I might not be way off. So starting tomorrow I am going to start measuring at least on full meal a day (figure its best to start off small) <BR> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:18:59 EST Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400708 I did my measurements for the first time after joining and I am super excited I haven't seen a huge weight lost but I am down 6 inches in my waist 3 in my hips and 1 in my upper arms and thighs. Its finally a number I am super excited about! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:14:56 EST Exercise is fun????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395826 I have always approached exercise like dirty dishes or a dentist appointment, something I have to do but know I won't enjoy. Today I spent 60 mins at the gym and I liked it! I went with two friends from the rescue squad and even though we didn't do a lot of talking during time on the elliptical they keep me honest, I did a full 30 mins and was pouring sweat. We then moved on to strength training it was fun talking while we lifted and before I know it we were done. With the same friends I ha... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:37:38 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392455 Today was my first weigh in with the biggest loser challenge I am taking part in and I lost 0.4lbs. I am not happy with that. I have been tracking food and I have been exercising but I just figured out a few days ago that I was actually under eating. I thought that if I ate less calories I would lose more weight I didn't realize that it can actually have the opposite effect. So I went in and edited my fitness goals each week to equal what I am actually burning and it has me eating more calori... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:02:26 EST Not a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391475 Yesterday was not the best day, my roof was damaged in storms last week so they finished fixing it today however they didn't leave until almost noon. That means I got about 4 hours of sleep before work:-( I choose to not get up to work out so no exercise at all today which I am not happy about, I didn't drink enough water, and I was under my calories because I just was not even close to hungry. Ok rant done now I need to realize that tomorrow is another day and it is not the end of the world ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:24:38 EST Starting Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390247 I am going to try to use this blog as a place to write down goals. Doing this I think will help me be held accountable. <BR> So here it goes Goals for June <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day <BR> Pack my lunch everyday for work <BR> Zumba two times a week <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now I just have to figure out rewards. <BR> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:14:21 EST