JOJO1671's SparkPeople Blog JOJO1671's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back on Track August 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 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 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 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 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????? 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 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 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 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