KALOLA555's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KALOLA555 KALOLA555'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/ Lost in a Hurricane!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2284424 How many scales must a girl stand on <BR> Before you can call her thin? <BR> And how many salads must that girl eat <BR> Before she don't look like sin? <BR> The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind, <BR> The answer is blowin in the wind. <BR> <BR> How many times must a girl look down <BR> Before she can see her feet? <BR> 'n how many miles must she walk on <BR> Before someone thinks she looks neat? <BR> The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind, <BR> The answer is blowin in the wind... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 18:47:36 EST PITY...party of one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2244468 I think I'm starting to fall back into my old patterns once again. This was a rough weekend for me. I don't know why, but if it dawdled for just a moment and didn't look totally repulsive...I was eating it. It was downhill for me once I had the Chinese food, and then proceeded to scoff down the 3 Musketeers bar, (the one that my helpful hubby brought home for himself, but let it sit there for 4 damn days, until it screamed so freakin' loud, it actually woke me up and made me eat it at 2:30 in... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:17:56 EST PITY...party of one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2244465 I think I'm starting to fall back into my old patterns once again. This was a rough weekend for me. I don't know why, but if it dawdled for just a moment and didn't look totally repulsive...I was eating it. It was downhill for me once I had the Chinese food, and then proceeded to scoff down the 3 Musketeers bar, (the one that my helpful hubby brought home for himself, but let it sit there for 4 damn days, until it screamed so freakin' loud, it actually woke me up and made me eat it at 2:30 in... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:16:40 EST A Time For Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2231541 I joined Sparks in Feb 2008...now in July 2009 it's close to a year and a half later and I'm 92lbs lighter. But even more than the weight loss it's the changes that have been made to my way of thinking. I was diabetic that never took her illness seriously. I'm not trying to be dramatic here, but had I not joined Sparks and met a wonderful group of folks who taught me how important I am, God only knows where I would be now. There's a quote by Margaret Mead that goes: “Never doubt that a small ... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:29:06 EST How's it going...well let me tell you.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2145693 I really haven't increased my time spent exercising. I'm doing it everyday, but have stayed around the 15-20 minute mark, (yeah I know pretty lame, but more than I used to do). I did become very conscious of the number of calories I'm eating and have tracked everything I've swallowed over the past 4 days. I'm not really sure if the Byetta (day 3) has decreased my appetite but I think it has made me more aware of noticing the difference between when my body is actually hungry and when it's ... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:19:05 EST I'm Back in the Saddle Again...out where a friend is a friend...I hope. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2098521 I just sat and read all my blog entries...there's not that many posts compared to how long I've been a member of Sparks. Guess that statement right there sort of sums up the depth of the commitment I've made to myself. <BR> <BR> I joined this site about 16 months ago with all the excitement and expectations of a horny virgin bride on her wedding night. I figured just like her I could say the right words, lay there, and get all the desired results I'd been dreaming about. Oh I knew I'd have... Wed, 27 May 2009 15:41:52 EST OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1310950 I got on the scale this morning, yeah I know I'm not suppose to except for weigh in days. But it was sitting right out in front of me, calling my name. My weight was 257lbs, yeah I know still a lot, but then I did the math. I started this journey with Sparks weighing 332lbs, and I'VE LOST 75 POUNDS!!! I just can't believe it. I've tried so many ways to lose this weight before, and I know that I could not have done it without Spark and all the fantastic people on my team. The support, moti... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 19:13:58 EST Day 40, but so much more!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1109473 Well I joined SP 40 days ago. This wasn't the first weight loss site I had joined, and I really wasn't expecting it to be much different than any of the others, except it was free! I had already lost around 40lbs or so when I joined, but had been sitting on a plateau for so long, never moving and I was quickly reaching my "what the Hell's the difference point". I knew I had to do something or I was at risk of gaining back every pound, plus some, like I had done so many times before. I trul... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:47:59 EST On Day Four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1030183 Day four and ready for more. Breakfast went down easier today. I went out with my hubby and we walked for a couple of hours. Now not two hours of straight walking, but all in all amazing for me to be able to do that. A year ago I couldn't stand upright for more than 15 minutes. Anywhere I went my rollator (a walker with a seat) went with me. So I say to anyone feeling like you can't do it, PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE!! STAY STRONG AND NEVER GIVE UP!! Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:12:44 EST DAY 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1027714 Well here it is the third day since I found SP. I'm trying VERY hard not to get on the scale until next Tues. I'm proud of myself though. I never would have thought that I would have eaten breakfast for three straight mornings. That's really something for me. I'm kind of afraid that adding food (breakfast) will actually make me gain weight. I still haven't exercised. I'm sooo embarrassed to admit that. But if I'm not honest about this journey why bother. I will have my hubby get the treadmill... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 12:41:14 EST God I'm lazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1025292 Sometimes I can't believe just how lazy I have become. I'm now using this site as an excuse not to exercise! I don't have time, I have to visit my group's. I'm also a member of a recipe exchange and foodie group, Go figure. I just can't seem to begin. There is always some reason or logic that prevents me from beginning any form of exercise. I know that's the kick start I need to start losing again, but it looks like some giant wall I can't get around, over or under. What the H_LL'S wrong with... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:27:54 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1023267 My story I guess is like everyone else's. I know how I got to be 332lbs (my highest) By simply following the age old plan of, open mouth insert food, combined with sit on couch, do not move. I look at myself and still can't believe that the person in the mirror is really me. I haven't been what they call thin for about 20 years, but was not what I would have classified as obese either, around 190 to 200. I was active and felt good about myself. I am a New York born Jersey Girl, who moved to F... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:20:30 EST