K8CAL917's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=K8CAL917 K8CAL917'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/ eating for two? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927424 so last week I had no appetite at all. It was really quite nice! My body wanted water, lots of it, and I was not interested in overeating at all. I listened, and end result, I actually lost 2 lbs. Turns out it's pretty common to lose a little weight in the first weeks of pregnancy...who knew?! <BR> <BR> this week, things could not be more opposite. I feel ravenous. Although I'm not craving junk foods and am still really wanting whole foods, they're of the fatty (peanut butter + avocado... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:01:28 EST no little blue plus sign today...disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903980 last night I could hardly sleep - I was excited and anxious when I woke in the middle of the night, knowing that in just a couple of hours i could take a pregnancy test. I told myself I needed to be prepared for negative, but apparently I was nothing of the sort! <BR> <BR> Beginning this past weekend I started feeling some interesting things I thought could have been pregnancy symptoms. (sorry for the TMI) My breasts have been tingly, and sometimes there are sharp shooting pains in them.... Wed, 30 May 2012 09:18:42 EST the waiting game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891243 <BR> so this weekend was fantastic in every way except my eating (not stellar!). I'm moving on from the not-so-great eating. I did feel like I had to weigh myself today, just so I know and can give myself a reasonable expectation for weigh-in day. Haven't decided what day I'll pick yet, but probably Wed or Thurs... <BR> <BR> In other news, we're now playing the waiting game to see if I'm pregnant or not. We certainly had lots of fun trying this month! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I can't ... Mon, 21 May 2012 12:11:14 EST oh, silly scale, you went the wrong way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885981 trust the process, trust the process, trust the process... <BR> <BR> I keep saying it, but this is starting to annoy me. 138.8 on Tuesday, 139.2 Wednesday, and 140.0 today (Thurs.). <BR> <BR> WTF?! I'm annoyed, but I keep telling myself I can't give in because of this. It's so funny that seeing the scale go UP makes me want to eat like a pig. What would happen if I did? Well, the scale would go UP even more! Oh, silly girl, you need to stay on track to get to where you want! <BR> <... Thu, 17 May 2012 15:18:36 EST binging = not fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866450 so why did I do it? <BR> <BR> yesterday I had a horrible binge :( it started in the afternoon and lasted pretty much for the rest of the day. It's like an out of mind/body experience. I know that I don't want to do it, I know that it's still bad for me, but I did it anyway. <BR> <BR> bleh. <BR> <BR> estimating cals at @3000 <BR> no exercise <BR> felt gross <BR> <BR> <BR> trying to get back on track today. So far so good I guess :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 May 2012 14:20:55 EST day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864368 Wed: short workout tape + gym (45 mins) <BR> ----plan did change - elliptical for 30 mins, then swimming for 45-50mins. My swimming wasn't horrible! <BR> <BR> Thurs: run <BR> ---will plan to get a run, gym trip, or workout in tape at some point this evening! <BR> <BR> 4/27 Friday weight: 138.0 <BR> 4/28 Saturday weight: 137.2 <BR> 4/29 Sunday (didn't weigh) <BR> 4/30 Monday weight: 142.6 (eek!) <BR> 5/01 Tuesday weight: 141.0 <BR> 5/02 Wednesday weight: 140.4 <BR> 5/03 ... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:18:16 EST some progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862828 I did it, a good day! <BR> <BR> Tues: gym (1 hr) <BR> -----well, slightly different from the plan, but I got in a 40 minute run + 45 mins at the gym. all in all it was a great day. Eating wise I was at 1389 cals, so not bad. I made some good choices! <BR> <BR> Wed: short workout tape + gym (45 mins) <BR> -----today the plan is changed again, but still good. I want to do at least 35 mins on the elliptical and then swim for 50 minutes or so. Swimming is really hard for me, I'm very i... Wed, 2 May 2012 10:27:44 EST what was I thinking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860912 My cals were high yesterday - I was good all day and then it fell apart in the final 2 hours. <BR> <BR> Did I need that couple of spoonfuls of pad thai even though I KNEW I had only budgeted for sushi? NOPE. <BR> <BR> Did I need that cupcake after dinner? ABSOLUTELY NOT. <BR> <BR> I ate them, despite the fact that I didn't need them, they were not in my plan, and they were not helping me reach my goals. WHAT WAS I THINKING????! I sometimes wish I could be more "with it" in those m... Tue, 1 May 2012 09:58:25 EST weekend woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859020 Well, of course the weekend got in the way a bit (as expected). In the face of parties and leftovers (far worse than the actual party!) I slipped a bit but I'm still committed. <BR> <BR> <BR> Friday: will likely not have a chance to exercise much so will strive for 1200 cals <BR> - Yup, no time to exercise, but I did stick to my calorie goal. Even though we had to order pizza since I was so busy, I was able to walk away after two pieces of veggie pizza, which is what I had budg... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:17:21 EST short-term goals & accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854843 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> So I am going to practice what I preach and set a small, DEFINABLE goal for this week. I would like to lose 1.5 lbs. by next Friday (May 4). Today I was, for the millionth time, 138.0 lbs. This isn't so bad given that this is down from the couple of lbs I had gained last week, but still, I've been stagnant here for far too long! <BR> <BR> So I will set forth to drop 1.5 lbs and be 136.5 on May 4. I need to break through my barriers! <BR> <BR> I'm writing this for... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:09:09 EST It is a truth universally acknowledged... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809310 ...that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces. (Bridget Jones' Diary) <BR> <BR> So maybe it's not totally true, but somehow it seems to be happening to me. Feeling in control at work (although it's crazy, I'm managing); getting lots of stuff done at home (projects, cleaning, and such); but I personally sabotaged my weight loss efforts yesterday. Okay, I'll be honest - it was more than just yesterday... <BR> <BR> I've done it several times, th... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:12:47 EST It's good to see you again, 130s! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720249 back in the 130s (well, barely!) Weight this morning was 139. A bit of a surprise actually because I felt like I hadn't been too good last night, yet when I added up the calories it wasn't nearly as bad as I though and I had managed to stay within my limits. YAY! <BR> <BR> It's not a huge deal, and there's still far to go, but it's true - each pound is a victory. It's a process and every step is an accomplishment and feels better than the last. I actually feel like I'm getting back in... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:51:20 EST dealing with it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4613719 alright, so i've gained back everything I lost since starting on spark and then some. <em>46</em> weighed in at 145 today. No, it did not happen over night - it's been happening and I knew it, but until now I have chosen not to deal with it. I'm dealing with it now. It is what it is, and I can change it if I stay focused on my goals. <BR> <BR> My recent attempts to get back on track with eating have not worked, and maybe they backfired (clearly, I should have known better). <BR>... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:00:16 EST feeling good so far... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4552457 In addition to my apple & banana yesterday I had a delicious and pretty healthy dinner (grilled eggplant & portabella panini - homemade) <BR> <BR> In the end, I had a decent number of cals, but felt good about it. Today I'm planning to follow a similar pattern with a banana & fiber bar (only b/c it was one of the few things in the house this morning!) and a healthy dinner. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had tons of meetings, so the day was easy, but should be okay today - I'm drinking lots of ... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:49:56 EST trying a quick fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4550794 no pun intended... <BR> <BR> I need to kick-start things a little here. I've been eating WAY too much for my body (no, my body did NOT need fried rice and about a million sweet treats this past weekend!) so I feel like I need a little reset. <BR> <BR> I have no intentions of being unhealthy or getting into my old ways of cycling through periods of not eating followed by binging, I'm just really limiting myself today to a few things, and healthful things at that. I know it's not necessaril... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:01:59 EST post-wedding - celebr'eat'ing & getting back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541405 So it's official, I'm MARRIED!!! (yay!) <BR> I can't really believe it sometimes, it feels fantastic :) <BR> <BR> as for my weight, not so great... <BR> <BR> the days leading up to the wedding I let go a bit - as fun as it was, stress levels were high as we were trying to get things finished and there was a lot of unhealthy food everywhere. <BR> <BR> I think my weight was fine at my wedding - probably about 130 lbs <BR> <BR> Now in the past month my eating has been a bit out of control -... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:30:10 EST positive feedback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4223143 It's been nearly two weeks since I threw away that cheesecake, and I'm happy to say I think I've been doing pretty well ever since! <BR> <BR> I am back at 135 as of today, which I'm quite happy with considering my dreadful trek back up to 140 around Easter and the lack of consistency I've had in general for the last several months (er, year?!) <BR> <BR> What is really interesting is that I've had a good number of people comment (positively!) on my weight in the past few days. It's definite... Tue, 10 May 2011 13:11:53 EST Cheesecake, meet Garbage Can. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4193982 Why on earth would I have cheesecake in my house anyway?! That would be problem #1. Problem #2 was feeling like I needed to eat it, even knowing full well if it didn't exist in my fridge, I wouldn't have ever wanted it or thought about it. <BR> <BR> I have actually had the thought many times 'I can't wait until I'm done eating this [insert tempting food] so then at least it will be out of the house and I don't have to deal with it.' Clearly this isn't a great pattern of thinking for me!... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:27:02 EST Somebody's got a case of the Mondays... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4141098 but it's not all bad :) <BR> <BR> Despite the painful truth that the weekend is over, Mondays always seem to be a time when I am feeling like I have to, and CAN, get things back on track. This is, no doubt, do to the fact that I have sabotaged my weekday efforts with the weekend. <BR> <BR> I just eat a lot more on the weekends. Not always bad stuff, but a lot of it. I work out more, too, but because my schedule is so different, I end up eating more in quantity and more frequently. <B... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 11:15:15 EST this week's goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4090460 am trying to wear my heart rate monitor and rack up about 500 cals burned each day <BR> <BR> workout plan <BR> Sun: <BR> HOT yoga (2 hrs) (done!) <BR> Mon: <BR> short run (~2.3 m) in am (done!) + gym (at least 30 mins - try to burn ~280 cals) <BR> Tues, Thurs, & Fri: <BR> short run am + gym at night <BR> Wed: <BR> med. run am (~4m) <BR> Sat: <BR> longer run (at least 6m) <BR> Sun: <BR> hot yoga <BR> <BR> nutrition plan <BR> MUST stick to dietary goals!!! <BR> every weekday is great du... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:33:15 EST zumba, why have you forsaken me?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4078573 alright, so I'm the first person to sing the praises of zumba - it's so much fun! I love to dance (not that I'm any good at it, but still, love the high energy music and movements). <BR> <BR> I finally got around to wearing my heart rate monitor while doing zumba this morning. DISAPPOINTMENT! I'm not totally crushed about it, b/c I knew the claims of burning upwards of 700-1000 cals in an hour were off, but I had in my head that I was at LEAST burning a good 250-300 cals for a 45 min. wor... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:40:37 EST come on, self control! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4072938 this has been a long stretch of dropping 1-2lbs during the week and gaining it all back (sometimes extra!) over the weekend. i have had such a hard time lately trying to reclaim some of the self-control i used to have when i was being really good about staying under my calorie limits and exercising a lot. <BR> <BR> my plan for this week is to use my phone to record all meals (including dinner, which i haven't been doing, and weekend food) to help me stay less than 1200 kcal. <BR> exerci... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 11:32:47 EST