JULESANA8818's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JULESANA8818 JULESANA8818'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/ September 2015 review and October 2015 plan!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007052 September summary Here are the numbers: Beginning Weight - 227.1 lbs. Ending Weight- 223.8 lbs. Net Loss= -3.3 lbs. My lowest weight reached this month was 222.2 lbs. I walked 63.61 miles and logged 472 active minutes on my fitbit. I have continued to be consitent on my vitamins and have stayed in my calorie range most days. I feel this month was more consistant with fitness and water. went to the gym 13 times this month for an average of 3 times per week :) I also added weight tra... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:08:33 EST 4 month sparkaversary and mid September review. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996863 4 month check in and mid Sept. review. Hey there SparkUniverse. trying to be constant and check in every other week. Beginning of month, and midway thru month which is my monthly anniversary. Since last month I have lost another 3.5 lbs. that is a total of 30.1 lbs. I have walked 47.22 miles this month. Weight loss wise I am struggling, I have lost a little, but went through a plateu and lately I have been sabotaging myself with late night eating. Food wise I have been in my calorie ra... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 21:38:05 EST August Review, and plan for September. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988251 Well, August is over and September is on the horizon. I LOVE AUTUMN. <BR> <BR> Here are the numbers: <BR> <BR> Beginning Weight - 237.6 lbs. <BR> Ending Wieght- 227.1 lbs. <BR> <BR> Net Loss= 10.5 lbs. <BR> <BR> My lowest weight reached this month was 226.9 lbs. have been stuck in this area for the whole week. <BR> <BR> I walked 50 miles and logged 343 active minutes on my fitbit. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have continued to be consitent on my vitamins and have stayed in my calorie rang... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:32:51 EST 3 month check in and mid August review. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978692 Hey there SparkUniverse. trying to be constant and check in every other week. Beginning of month, and midway thru month which is my monthly anniversary. <BR> <BR> Since last month I have lost another 6.4 lbs. that is a total of 26.6 lbs. I have walked 61.75 miles this month. <BR> <BR> Weight loss wise I am pretty happy. my weight loss probably would have been more but I went away with my family for a week vacation and gained some weight back. But I got right back on track and lost... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:34:45 EST July in review. Plan for August. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970549 Well July is over and it was a pretty successful month. here are the stats: <BR> <BR> Beginning weight: 241.0 lbs. <BR> Ending weight :237.6 lbs. <BR> <BR> Net loss= -3.4 lbs. <BR> <BR> My lowest weight reached this month was 232.0 on July 25th, I gained weight while away on vacation. <BR> <BR> I walked 71.31 miles and logged 590 active minutes on my fitbit. <BR> <BR> I did pretty consistent on my vitamins, and eating breakfast. Areas that need improved are drinking enough water, ... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 23:54:19 EST A month has passed, where I am on this Journey. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960802 Well, I was trying to blog everyday as a kind of therapeutic closure to my day. I have not been as diligent as I hoped, but I will try to blog more for the rest of this month. I will shoot for once a week. <BR> <BR> Since last month I have lost another 6.7 lbs, for a grand total of 20.2 lbs. I have walked over 91 miles for a total of 884 active fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> I absolutely LOOOVE my fitbit. it is my constant companion and really spurs me on to get in as much steps as I ca... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:50:45 EST Turning 40 and my journey so far. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945736 Well, this week I turned 40. Had a nice quiet day with my family. went to Olive Garden since I was craving their wedding soup. Had two bowls of that soup and two breadsticks. Rearranged my calories around to work it in. Also made my own lower calorie cupcakes where you just add fat free greek yogurt and water instead of the eggs, etc. they came out pretty good. <BR> <BR> My weight is moving in the right direction. I am down 13.5lbs so far. hoping to break the 15 lb mark this week. ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:19:41 EST My Sunday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941470 I know it is late, but wanted to give account of my day. Had a healthy breakfast, went out to lunch with the family, had a half grilled chicken sand and tater tots, really wanted them. And had a healthy snack in the evening. Stayed in low end of calorie range, just pedometer for fitness, only got in 6 c of water:-/ overall, an OK day. I am down 9.8 lbs. Hoping to crack 10 tomorrow. Sun, 7 Jun 2015 23:51:27 EST Had a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938194 I made it plan to try and maintain my weight loss over the weekend. This is going to be my plan from here on out since I take weekends off from the gym and frequently eat out with family. Plus I feel it will be good practice for when I reach my final goal and need to maintain. I weighed in this morning and dropped .8 lbs. over this weekend. <BR> <BR> So I am down almost 8.8 lbs so far. It felt great to be back at the gym. Plus walked as many extra steps as I could at work and tracked ... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:58:14 EST The start of a new week and a new goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937493 Well as of yesterday morning I weighed in at 249.4. I have reached my first mini goal early. I wanted to drop 8 lbs. by my birthday on June 11. Tommorow starts a new month and a new goal. My next goal is to lose a total of 22 lbs. by Sept. 1. So I need to lose 14 more lbs. by that date. Which is a little over a lb. a week. Totally doable. Today was challenging, had lunch out at cracker barrel after church. Ordered off their healthy menu and did really well. At the end of the day I w... Sun, 31 May 2015 21:30:15 EST Two week report. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936546 Well I am two weeks in to this journey, and my energy level is already way up. I went to the gym 3 days this week due to the holiday. I plan on going at least 4 this week. I have stuck to my calorie range all this week. I struggled somewhat to get enough water in this week. I know how important it is and need to make it a focus this week. Have been using a pedometer app and getting in extra steps whenever I can. I know that consistency is the key. It is a day in day out battle to be ... Sat, 30 May 2015 00:01:27 EST Things I won't miss about being overweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935919 I was watching a bunch of YouTube videos where people posted about what they were not going to miss about being fat. It inspired me to make my own list. <BR> <BR> I will not miss: <BR> <BR> 1) being so freaking exhausted all the freaking time. <BR> <BR> 2) peeing every time I sneeze or laugh hard ( sorry, keeping it real) <BR> <BR> 3) how much my knees hurt. <BR> <BR> 4) having asthma (never had it before) <BR> <BR> 5) having sleep apnea <BR> <BR> 6) having my fingers go numb when... Thu, 28 May 2015 21:29:35 EST my thoughts on today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935445 Today was a perfect diet and fitness day for me. This is something that rarely happens. I was off work today, made it to the gym and spaced out my meals well. Had a lot off energy in the late morning and early afternoon. It dropped off about 8 pm. Optimistic to step on the scale tomorrow. Wed, 27 May 2015 23:23:40 EST frustrated, but persistent. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934510 I have been sticking to my calorie range and moving more. This morning I got on the scale and gained 1.2 lbs. I hate that, it frustrates me to no end. I "know" that it is probably water weight, still I want it to go down. I will stay on track today because I am concentrating on long term results, no matter what the scale says, my body is changing for the better. Eyes on the prize today, and off the scale 💚 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:12:41 EST Am I a quitter???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934108 It is no secret that I gained back all my weight loss and then some. I am seriously overweight, like 120lbs. overweight. I guess I came to the place where I just didn't care. I just bought bigger clothes and learned to live with all the aches and pains in my knees and feet. But something happened the other day that woke me up. My mom was showing me a picture text of my cousin who ho had recently lost 80lbs. A couple of texts underneath was a text to my aunt saying how wonderful ... Mon, 25 May 2015 17:44:02 EST beginning of the year. beginning of change. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844393 I really just want to feel better. Have more energy and be healthy. I need to build the habits. The gym needs to become part of my life. Not even gonna tackle the food part yet. Not there in my head yet. Don't have a scale ( ours broke months ago), which may be a good thing for now. Help me to put the focus on the health part and not the weight. I turn 40 in June. That milestone is a marker for me. Want to be in a different place 6 months from now. My goals for this week are: ðŸ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:42:47 EST I ate, I sat, I put the weight back on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700141 Well that pretty much sums up that last year of my life. It is very frustrating and sad that I gained all my weight back plus some. I had hoped to never be in this place again. The good news is that I have all the tools to lose it again and keep it off for good this time. I have a gym membership at a gym that is very close to my house, Nutrition tracking from sparkpeople, accountability from my sparkfriends and text support from the lovely Michelene Cleary. <BR> <BR> I am really tire... Wed, 21 May 2014 16:09:14 EST First week on my journey back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479389 Soooooooooo today I begin my second week on my journey back to healthy. I wanted to start off the week by reviewing last week and looking at things I did well and what I could have done better. <BR> <BR> The one thing I feel like I did not do my best at this week is weights. I wanted to do a weight circuit M W F . I only did it Monday. So to correct this this week I plan on doing it Tuesday and Thursday. Since I don't have to rush off to work on those two days, I won't feel as rushed.... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 10:38:50 EST Looking back and looking forward. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476770 Hey sparkpeople, <BR> Today I had the house to myself, a true rarity since I am married with 3 sons. I decided to use the quiet to do some reflecting. I joined sparkpeople way back in 2007 but really invested in it in 2009. I lost over 70 lbs. that year. Since then I have gained it back and for a long while completely lost my "spark". I read all my old blogs this morning and remembered the highs and the lows along my journey. It is a journey, a lifelong journey. It is not a diet... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:32:09 EST September 2nd. day three of taking it back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473345 Weighed in this morning at 237.6. Started on Saturday weighing 240.0. So far I am down 2lbs. I Joined Planet fitness yesterday and will do my first workout there today. The only gym I have ever worked out at is the YMCA. I am nervous about working out somewhere new. But since it is located between home and work, <BR> I have no excuse not to go. Right now my plan is 3o min. on the treadmill M-F and the 30 minute weight circuit Tues. and Thursday. I have my workout playlist loaded in m... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:16:27 EST Starting the ten minute challenge today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232497 I signed up for the 10 minute fitness challenge today. I have committed to do 10 minutes of fitness for the next 60 days. I am so out of shape I am really hoping this the start of something healthy. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:19:49 EST Week 1 of getting back on track- a summary. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030300 I've moaned and complained about gaining my weight back. Now is the time to change. I rebooted my weight loss on 8/19/12- today was my weekly weigh-in. I started at 238 and this morning I weighed 232.8. I ate healthier every day cut out soda and upped my water drinking at least 6 cups every day. I got in extra walking everywhere I could. I only made it to the gym on Friday, but I did walk a trail in the park on Sunday. <BR> <BR> My experience back at the gym was great. I belong to ... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:39:38 EST My relationship to the scale ( thanks Michelene for making me think again:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4665942 My bestie sparkpal Michelene blogged the other day about how we love to hate the scale, this got me thinking. What is my earliest memory of the scale????? I was 8 or 9 and my mom took me for my annual exam at the pediatricians office he mentioned that I was about6 lbs ovewrweight, my mom put me on a diet that summer, I lost 5 pounds. I have included a picture from that summer. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l920286486.jpg"> that is me on the far left. I hated that sc... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:11:50 EST Back at square one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4612210 I am overweight. I am out of energy. Only I can change these sad facts. So I am back at square one. Today I will make better choices. Tomorrow I will wake up eat a healthy breakfast and go for a walk. I will drink more water, drive past the fast food restaurants and eat healthy snacks. This is what I will do now so that next week I will feel a bit better and next month my pants will be loser, and next year I will not be overweight and out of energy. <BR> <BR> That is all. Jules Sun, 4 Dec 2011 19:04:56 EST Week 2 in review. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490026 Sunday was great, had dinner with in-laws at local Italian restaurant, I ordered a side portion of pasta, then only ate half, boxed up the rest right away. ( they have huge portions). <BR> <BR> Monday was good but I was pmsing and really really tired. Boy did I nap. <BR> <BR> Tuesday was good. I ate right, but did not go walking like I planned. <BR> <BR> Wednesday- took my son to the ER, asthma was flaring up. He is fine. Ate well, and walked 2 miles. <BR> <BR> Thursday, walked ... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 18:37:41 EST My week in review. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4477750 Well as I sit here and slowly sip my nonfat, non whipped Tall Pumpkin spice Latte, I think about this week. It was my kids first week back to school, I made a decision to take advantage of this freedom by going back to the gym. Thanks to sparkpeople I signed up to walk my first 5k in October. Started training this week it helped to motivate me to go to the gym this week. This week I pmsd like mad and still managed to stick pretty much to my nutrition plan. Overall I think I did pretty we... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 20:14:29 EST Forgiving myself, and moving forward. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469875 I let myself down, I went back to eating in an unhealthy way, I quit moving, gave up and hid. But now, It is time to forgive myself and move on. I have decided that in order to accomplish the healthy goals I have set for myself I have to start looking at the 70 lbs. I lost and then regained in the most positive way I can. Losing that weight taught me that I can lose weight and be a healthy person, and it helped me connect with some wonderful people who have remained a support system thoug... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 16:40:31 EST What I hate about being overweight ( to remind myself why I won't eat that Lasagna:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4467346 This is day 2 of getting back on track, for reals this time peeps;) And While I still feel somewhat crappy, because I haven't been eating healthy long enough to start feeling good yet, SO to help out the future me that is PMSing or whatever and thinking about going for that entire box of doughnuts, I am going to list all the things that suck about being overweight. Here: <BR> <BR> 1. being so feckin tired all the time, seriously I need a nap to recover from my nap. <BR> <BR> 2. Havin... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:50:56 EST My A-Z for the Twilight team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4465715 My A-Z list for my Twilight Challenge Team Blog <BR> <BR> A. Age: 36 <BR> <BR> B. Bed size: King <BR> <BR> C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning the bathroom, I live with 4 boys, you do the math:) <BR> <BR> D. Dogs:no Dogs, son is allergic <BR> <BR> E. Essential start to your day: some kind of iced coffee beverage, as a of late Hills Bros. fat free caramel Skinny Latte made with 1% milk. yum:) <BR> <BR> F. Favorite color: red <BR> <BR> G. Gold or silver: all silver all the way, or copper l... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:18:39 EST the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4385289 Well I had a very busy week end, still managed to skip all the fast food and drink a whole lot of water, however I really feel that I could have planned better ahead as on Saturday I skipped breakfast. Also had sweet tea at the Restaurant on Sunday, could have saved the calories and just had regular tea and added splenda. Maintained weight over the week end so I still need to lose 3 lbs. by the 31st. Totally doable. Here's to a new week!!!!! Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:56:58 EST Day 3 of ROJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4375707 Today went pretty well, had life cereal and 8oz iced coffee made with 1% milk for, had a mini can of chef boyardee ravioli for lunch ( I love it - don't judge:) and went out to dinner with my in-laws and kids at Eat n' park, I researched online ahead of time and ordered breakfast for dinner. 2 eggs over medium, dry english muffin and hashbrowns, then went swimming with the kids. tried to stay moving the entire 2 hrs. came home and had a snack. <BR> <BR> 1265 calories for the day ( goal... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:19:06 EST R.O.J. Day 1 of 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371418 Well I had this great plan today, I was prepared. Healthy food packed, gym clothes laid out and in bed by 12:00. It was a good plan. Unfortunately my day had other plans -. did not fall asleep until after 3:30 am, rolled with it, got up in time to go to the gym. Did my 34 minutes on the treadmill and drove home to change quick and go to work. Got to work and my sewing instructor was a no show, so 8 little girls were waiting to learn to sew, and there was no teacher. I sew but not often... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:58:57 EST The Rest of July..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4368830 So I was thinking, On august first I'd get back on track and start losing weight again and then I thought, "hey, why not start now, there is still 13 days left this month, 13 days to weigh less then I do right now, 13 days to get back to the gym and start getting into the habit of being healthy again" So I will start today, I will not waste the rest of July, I am taking back my health and life now, Why wait???? <BR> <BR> Goals for tomorrow= <BR> <BR> Eat a healthy breakfast ( and photo bl... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:44:10 EST June goals and stuff. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4270601 I need to get back on track so my June goals are: <BR> <BR> Log on to sparkpeople at least 25 days this month. 1 day so far. <BR> <BR> Eat breakfast at least 4 days every week. 1 day so far <BR> <BR> log what I eat everyday, even when I screw up. 1 day so far. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:07:17 EST My March Manifesto. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4081094 A manifesto is a public declaration of intentions. So what are my intentions for March. <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting this month I have set a new goal for myself. Lose 5 lbs. per month. In one year this will drop me another 60 lbs. It is easy straight forward and completely do-able. No more unreasonable goals this year. <BR> <BR> I will make better choices and strive to fuel my body with the nutrients and water it needs to take care of my family, my job and myself. <BR> <BR> I will go ... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:50:44 EST Month of February - week 5 of 2011. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3982106 Quick recap of January. first 2 weeks did great last two weeks got sick, ate terrible and skipped the gym--- January is over on to February. <BR> <BR> Goals for week 5 <BR> <BR> 1. Eat breakfast everyday ( mcodnalds doesn't count) <BR> <BR> 2. Take vitamins everyday. <BR> <BR> 3. 30 minutes of cardio 3 days this week <BR> <BR> 4. Drink 6 cups of water a day. <BR> <BR> 5. Weigh in every day. <BR> <BR> 6. Log into sparkpeople everyday. <BR> <BR> 7. blog atleast 4 days this week... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:23:13 EST Week 3 Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3954175 Well, this week was a wash I spent most of it sick in bed. Tomorrow it is back to my goals. Once again they are: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat Breakfast everyday <BR> <BR> 2. Take my vitamin everyday <BR> <BR> 3. 30 minutes of cardio 3 days this week <BR> <BR> 4. drink 6 cups of water per day <BR> <BR> 5. Weigh in everyday <BR> <BR> 6. Log in to sparkpeople everyday <BR> <BR> 7. Blog at least 4 days this week <BR> <BR> 8. Scrapbook at least on layout this week <BR> <BR> 9. Follow flylady ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:11:00 EST Week 2 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3906362 Since I didn't get a chance to blog last night. I ll start off with a talley of my progress last week. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat Breakfast everyday- COMPLETED <BR> <BR> 2. Take my vitamin everyday - INCOMPLETE only did this 3 of 7 days- and I though this would be an easy one. <BR> <BR> 3. 30 minutes of cardio 3 days this week. COMPLETED I did cardio 4 days this week total of 158 minutes. <BR> <BR> 4. drink 6 cups of water per day INCOMPLETE only made 5 of 7 days. <BR> <BR> 5. Weigh i... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 12:13:54 EST week One Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3898544 Day four went well, stayed on track, just too sleepy to blog it and too preoccupied by my hubby actually wanting to read a book with me. ( We are reading The Hunger Games- if that ain't ironic, I don't know what is. If you haven't read it you seriously should. and no it is not my life story.) haha. <BR> <BR> On to day 5: <BR> <BR> This weeks goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat breakfast everyday. DONE (5 down, 2 to go) <BR> <BR> 2. take my vitamin everyday. DONE (4 down, 2 to go - I misse... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 22:05:57 EST Week One Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3890172 Well here is my status for today. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weeks goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat breakfast everyday. DONE <BR> <BR> 2. take my vitamin everyday. DONE <BR> <BR> 3. 30 minutes of cardio 3xs per week DONE 33 minutes. <BR> <BR> 4. drink 6 cups of water everyday ( I have really been slacking on the waterfront) DONE made my 8 today!!!! <BR> <BR> 5. weigh in everyday ( not for everyone, but it helps me stay accountable) DONE <BR> <BR> 6. log in to sparkpeople everyday ( 3 down 4... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 20:34:43 EST Week One Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885762 Well here is my status for today. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weeks goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat breakfast everyday. DONE <BR> <BR> 2. take my vitamin everyday. DONE <BR> <BR> 3. 30 minutes of cardio 3xs per week DONE 33 minutes. <BR> <BR> 4. drink 6 cups of water everyday ( I have really been slacking on the waterfront) DONE <BR> <BR> 5. weigh in everyday ( not for everyone, but it helps me stay accountable) DONE <BR> <BR> 6. log in to sparkpeople everyday ( 1 down 6 to go:) - I need to... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:13:23 EST Week one day one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879915 So this year I am trying something a little bit different goal wise. I have set weekly, monthly and yearly goals to achieve. I have made a chart - I love charts:) <BR> <BR> these weekly gaols will stay the same for every week this month, I know they are kinda low for January, but I really need to get back to basics and be consistent, I will adjust them for next month and so on. <BR> <BR> This weeks goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat breakfast everyday. <BR> <BR> 2. take my vitamin everyda... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:07:45 EST 2010- year in review - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3874433 2010- what can I say, you were not kind to me. <BR> <BR> number of books read = 23 ( at least) <BR> <BR> promotions at work = 1 <BR> <BR> new hobby acquired= 1 (jewelry making) <BR> <BR> weight = + 41 (that sucks so badly) <BR> <BR> fitness minutes = 2995 <BR> <BR> this was a year of procrastinations and lack of dedication. Tommorrow is a new month, a new year and a new start. <BR> <BR> 2011- we have work to do!!!!!!!! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:19:46 EST Blog for today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3843919 Well today was snow day for the kids and and an off day for me. really making an effort today to drink more H2O, because lately I'm not getting anywhere near enough. I am really working toward getting back into onederland this week, I detest being over 200 lbs. Putting up the Christmas tree and organizing my scrapbooking area, keeping those hands out of the cookie jar. Roads are to snow-covered to go to the gym so I will try to sneak in a mini workout at home. <BR> <BR> not ravenously... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:18:18 EST My week in review. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3840187 Well this was a decent week, I logged on to spark people 6 out of 7 days this week. I sayed within my calorie range this week5 of 7 days. I dropped 6 lbs. this week so due to my monthly visitor arriving early. And I blogged 5 out of 7 days. I faced down many temptations and overcame them this week. <BR> <BR> My plan for this week is as follows. <BR> <BR> 1. Log in to sparkpeople everyday this week. <BR> <BR> 2. stay in my calorie everyday this week. <BR> <BR> 3. blog everyday ... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:57:22 EST Hubby's Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3836983 Today was full of landmines. I had lunch out with the in-laws at at an Italian restaurant, ordered NO PASTA. only had half my sandwich and made them hold the fries and had side salad instead. Then for his birthday my hubby requested homemade stuffed shells. I only ate 2 and no bread, then bypassed the cake altogether( didn't even lick the beaters). Today I feel strong, I even kept the MIL from having cake she is competing with me to see who can lose 15 lbs. first. <BR> <BR> On a happy... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 20:22:57 EST Just a run down of my day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3835203 I am really trying to be a consistent blogger, since I have found that going back and reading my old blogs really motivated me. So here is an account of my day. <BR> <BR> I was off work in the AM so my plan was to go back to bed, but the hubby was also off so he wanted to go out to breakfast....but we got a little uh, distracted (empty house and all :) so we didn't leave the house until lunch time. We went to a local Amish restaurant where I usually eat a openfaced turkey sandwich with ... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 21:59:02 EST I need late day strength. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3832909 Boy, sometimes it seems like nighttime me is really screwing morning me. Morning me is the perfect sparkgirl, she eats breakfast, packs a healthy lunch, takes her vitamin and faces the scale everyday. Evening Julie tends to snack, put off exercising until tomorrow and stay up too late reading really good young adult fiction, even though she is a 36 yr. old mother of three. I want to figure out why, I sabotage myself after dinner, and why my resolve seems to go right out the window. my wil... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 20:46:55 EST Victoria secrets, I miss thee. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3830868 Ok, so today I did something that made me sad, but determined, Since I gained my weight back over the last 6 months, I have out grown a lot of my sexy panties. trust me trying to put on panties that are too small for you is not flattering in any capacity. So, I took all those pretty panties that are currently too small for me along with my skinny jeans and some other clothes that i have "outgrown" and put them in a separate drawer I will earn them back, because gosh darn it I miss them. ... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 21:42:30 EST You take the good, you take the bad...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3828640 today was a mixed bag for me as far as sticking to my plan so I am gonna blog it and forget about it. <BR> <BR> The bad: Bad timing led to a drive thru run. Bad weather led to no time at the gym, ate waffle fries. <BR> <BR> The good: I made a meal plan ahead of time, that I stuck to for breakfast and lunch. I went to chick-fil-a and not mcdonalds. I ordered grilled chicken sandwich instead of breaded, and I did not large size it. Hubby got a bbq chicken dinner with loaded mashed... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 21:35:28 EST