KAR815's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAR815 KAR815'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/ new start for a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598677 New start for the new week Im going to really push my workouts this week. Thats the goal! <BR> remain determined and focus on the end result. Hope the scale goes down next week ? I have 44 pounds to lose my May 2014 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:56:32 EST day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595701 Feeling great so far! I started Intermittent eating plan where you eat so many hours a day, and then stop for so many hours. Ive researched it before I did it , so I feel the benefits should outway the outcome. Some people are negative about this way of adapting to this type of eating plan. I think I am cautious to listen to how I feel and how my body responds, so far so good. I feel full most days and Im not thinking and dwelling on the food. I have energy to workout in the morning too! <BR... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:42:07 EST day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592053 Day 1 : of a 3 week Intermittent eating plan see if I can do it along with new excercises my son is a Nutrition Major 2nd year he's followed this plan of eating so many hours of the day and works out boxing ,running, and lifting so he put me up to the challenge , I think he looks great ! I will follow it and see what happens. I cant hurt at this point I've tried cutting back on portions, calories in and out counted points on WW hated it, did South Beach was successful for awhile then the w... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:51:43 EST monday -ugh back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584011 Is it really Monday already? hmm back to work and back to trying to eat right. Every day is a battle Im going to stick to it and eventually see some results. <BR> 1. Drink more water......... 2. Get more excerise in 3. Journal at end of the day keep myself accountable <BR> Those are my three small goals for today Mon, 6 Jan 2014 08:55:50 EST Curious if anyone is eating for thier body type? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582889 I am a pear shaped and I know that I tend to store fat in the lower half of my body, unfortunate but true. We pear shaped people have a smaller upper body, larger hips, thigh and butt area. <BR> I am going to try to eat more whole grains, cereals lower in fat, and lentils, and beans , along with lean cuts of chicken and fish adding in healthy fruits and lots of veggies. I was wondering if anyone with this problem or should I say body shape has tried eating for your body? How has it worked? O... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:37:58 EST ok here I go again! New Year New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582830 Here I go again making promises to myself that I probably cant achieve. I told myself as the New Year approaches that I would NOT make any more resolutions that I knew I couldn't achieve. <BR> Here I go again. On the roller coaster of controlling what I eat? Why? Is that so hard for me? I cant CONTROL portions? I feel like I talk the talk pretty good. I am pretty good at working out its the eating, that I need to learn a healthier way of eating, I wish I could just have someone cook for me.... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:36:54 EST Monday morning~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544076 Getting back on track with watching what Im eating and weighing portions out I have a bad habit of trying to eyeball it on the plate, I need to really watch what Im eating I am going to try pay attention to portions and getting more exercise in. Im hoping to see results in a few weeks once my body adjusts to new healthier eating habits. Feeling good and positive on this journey. <em>30</em> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:51:31 EST doing it for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539014 I recently re started back on the right track to lose weight and take back control in my life. When I slowly saw my weight creeping up on the scale I knew I had to take responsibility and get my mind re focused on my personal goals. Im back and ready to re commit to myself. Im doing this for me! I feel positive and I know I can do it. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:54:41 EST Im am back trying to lose it agian! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538292 I am finally back on here and determined to try try again... :) Determined to set yet another goal this time Im taking it in small goals I recently lost 12lbs in the past 3 weeks doing the Daniel Fast was hard and it took me way out of my comfort zone........ so now Im just sensibly cutting out the bad stuff Ive added running to my goal 3 times a week at least if not 4? Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:15:00 EST stressful times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406089 well Ive been missing in action lately and I need to get back on here! My older sister 'who has a lot of illness had to be rushed to the hospital for breathing problems, she needed 2 heart valve repairs and a bypass (open heart surgery) they broke the sternum and the arteries were blocked so since February shes been having issues the day of the surgery I was there for 12 hours waiting... finally they put her in ICU for a few nights we were nervous blood pressure was low, she seems to be doin... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 08:05:30 EST update: 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379965 I had a great day at the 5k! I came in 1st for the 40=49 age group! :) Thu, 6 Jun 2013 07:10:35 EST Todays the day : "5K' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374308 Today is the day my first "5K" run/walk I'm going to do my best. I am both excited and nervous . I cant believe I stuck with this commitment of 10 weeks of training and the day is here. Im going to give it my best try. We are all meeting at 8:30 am for the warm up and stretches the race begins at 9:15am Sat, 1 Jun 2013 07:14:30 EST 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363987 5 K is coming June 1st I am nervous about actually trying to run this race. Im both excited and nervous so I think I will take the pressure off myself and do a run/ walk part of the way. I think I will continue to incorporate jogging into my routine over the summer, and steadily keep at it, there will be a Turkeyrun at thanksgiving Id love to be conditioned enough to run that. so I plan on starting it off slow and build myself up to do that in the fall. I live in an area that has lots of ... Tue, 21 May 2013 22:26:52 EST 5k coming up June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354773 wow! Ive been missing in action ... I didnt realize it was so long since Ive been on here? Im still walking/ jogging Mon-Thurs with the walking club. I feel stronger I still cant keep up with the runners which Im trying but so far behind the pack, Im determined to stick it out. I see small progress. I think its the foot issue since Ive had surgery last summer and I dont have the balance like I did before , but Im not letting that stop me. I dont care that Im the ''slowest'' runner I just want... Mon, 13 May 2013 07:36:21 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306025 I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:45:24 EST Day 5 Jogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305138 I went for a jog /walk this morning at the park felt good I think Im doing alittle better I used a timer / to make sure I was jogging the correct time, I feel so proud that I made it around the 3 times is a 1/4 of a mile! woo-hoo!! :)) Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:32:45 EST Day 5 Run/ Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304117 Im going on a run / walk this morning before work to practice ... not only running but breathing skills , I like to learn to control the breathing the coach says after every 2 steps, breath in & out. <BR> challange myself~ Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:33:49 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302806 Day 4 - Im excited to get out of work and go to the track! wow did I just say that? hmmm aches and pains and all - Im not giving up this is the hardest thing Ive ever tried believe me the things that I think about that are going thru my head when Im running are not good " I have to think positively ' I can do it! soon this will be alittle easier . Instead of "what was I thinking"? Im not a runner. Well this has been an eye opener for me. Bring on the Challenge!! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:35:29 EST Day 3 Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301758 Oh boy I woke up feeling so sore in the back of the legs, and the lower back, so I know its a GOOD sore! hahaha I didnt let that stop me this morning I decided I needed to test myself so I went for a short run/ walk I did alternate between both. I want to be able to keep up with the running club tonight I will TRY TRY agian! My husband said Im proud of you for getting out there and doing it good for you! wow! that floored me...I never heard him ever say that too me before? Im doing this f... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:20:47 EST Day 2 : running/ walking club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301240 Day 2 running and walking I surprised myself I had burst of running 90 sec/ walk 60sec the coach kept blowing the whistle and I knew what to do. I did my best keeping up with some of the runners, when I thought I can do this another minute, then the whistle blew agian and agian I did it! I need to really learn to pick up the pace hopefully doing this 4 nights a week it'll become easier. I hope <BR> <BR> I am proud of myself for starting something new and sticking with it, Im exhausted to ... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:24:50 EST day 1 joined a walking / running club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299950 Day 1 : I decided to join a walking/ running group "From the Couch to 5K" tonight was my first night ( it meets 4 nights a week ) I think Im going to work my way up to running so I can commit to running my first race! I talked to the coaches afterwards tonight I think I can do it! Im excited and I have 9 weeks to prepare for the 5K race is June 1st :)) I pray I can work my way up and be a runner! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:53:00 EST 160~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299172 160 s is all Im seeing when I jump on the scale well Im dying to get down to the 150's so todays the day when I switch things up~ changing my excercise plan around and Im gonna concentrate on Interval training run/ walk add that into place and see if by next week that number changes. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:51:46 EST my body is changing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293404 I was getting ready to workout this morning and I looked in the mirror and noticed for the first time my body is changing, Ive noticed just how small my waist looks! I noticed Im getting that defination lines down my stomach which Im excited about since Im seeing what I could look like once I lose the extra weight around my hips and lower belly area, the harder parts to lose. <BR> Well Im gonna keep working at it all and improving myself.The top half of me looks great the bottom half not so... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:52:41 EST still trying .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290861 to get to my goal weight I still need to lose 35lbs the good thing is the scales going down agian yay! Im gonna do everything in my power to focus this week, I got a great workout in today so Im feeling good! I'll be so happy to get out of the 160s and see the scale 150s just changing my eating habits and skipping the junk no eating at night drinking plenty of water has helped. Pants are lose, thats a good thing Ive dropped a pant size already hooray.... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:58:03 EST South Beach diet- Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284852 SBD Day 14- finally made it thru the 2 week phase 1 of the diet ! yay onto phase 2 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:16:52 EST South B each Diet Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283508 Day 13 Excited to be at the end of Phase 1 YAY! 2 days left Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:43:28 EST South Beach Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282205 This has been the toughest 2 weeks due to the restrictions of phase 1 OMg I cant wait to be on Phase 2 a few more days to hang in there! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:55:51 EST South beach Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280931 well it already day 11 cant believe I lasted this long I normally would of quit by now ~ people at work are commenting on how good Im looking and asking what Im doing? I say its not a diet Its a lifestyle change I little by little changed bad habits into good habits.... I think I can finally do this! :)) Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:19:49 EST Day 10 South Beach diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278431 Wow cant believe I havent quit yet? lol Day 10 Im excited to get to the end of phase 1 it was hard since Im pretty picky not liking the reciepes in the book. ugh,,,so phase 2 Im looking forward to re introducing more choices into the diet Fri, 8 Mar 2013 07:10:41 EST South Beach diet Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276998 Day 9 - well yesterday wasnt the greatest I didnt do a great job being focused on the eating plan so I will get back on track today. :( Thu, 7 Mar 2013 07:21:14 EST South beach day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275609 South Beach day 8........... still trying! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:22:43 EST South Beach Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273815 Day 7 Yay!! Finally I made it thru the first week of South beach diet One week down and one more week to go. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 06:43:56 EST South Beach diet Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272219 well I cant wait to get to the end of Phase 1 another week is dueable. Ive had a slight headache on this one, but other than that Im good! 38pounds to go. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 07:42:54 EST South Beach Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270719 South Beach Day 5 I normally weigh myself every Sunday morning from the past week, which I did today happy to say Im down a pound, but I need to re weigh myself on Wednesday also since it will be exactly a week since I did SBD so I will know what the results are from that and post agian? 39 pounds to go~ Sun, 3 Mar 2013 07:32:26 EST SOUTH BEACH DAY 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269463 south beach DAY 4 - Cant wait until phase 2 I can introduce more foods I like into the diet. cant wait to get on the scale and see what the numbers are? I hope to lose at least 5pounds. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:01:07 EST Day 3 South Beach diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268908 Well the cravings are dimisnishing little by little . For some strange reason I was craving ''chocolate" today? I dont know why? hmmm but I didnt cave in to my cravings I kept thinking Ok you can do this, just bypass the chocolate I'll thank myself when the scale moves down. lol Fri, 1 Mar 2013 18:50:54 EST end of day 2 on South Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267674 yay! I made it thru Day 2 Im just going to write this blog for myself I would just like to keep myself accountable. Not that it is interesting to anyone else. <BR> I forced myself to eat the EggBeaters substiute this morning...Im not a breakfast person. At school today I ate my salad w/ balsimic dressing *ugh!! We had a "pizza party for a child moving ( so proud of myself for NOT giving in to the smell of the pizza I politley said No thanks. <BR> If the South Beach works for me at the end ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:59:38 EST Day 2- South beach diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266828 I got thru day 1 yay! Onto day 2 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:49:12 EST DAY 1 SOUTH BEACH DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265587 DAY 1 - South beach diet Im feeling good Goodbye 40 lbs as of today this is a challenge to get the weight off and keep it off for good, adapting new way of eating and cooking I cant wait to begin! Im ready for a change! Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:10:33 EST - 11lbs down 40 more pounds to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253302 Im slowly losing the weight. I feel alot better lighter than before my clothes are fitting better. I have 3 months to get 40 lbs off. that averages 13 pounds in each month I need to lose there are 11 weeks to get to my goal weight. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:16:55 EST challenge myself today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251268 Today I decided to challenge myself instead of doing 25 lunges and squats, pushups. Im going to up it and do 50 lunges , 50 squats , and 50 pushups along with a 65 min Bliiy blanks Cardio of Tabeo kicking and punching. :)) Excited for the challenge. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:53:07 EST finally down 10lbs ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248687 It was a struggle to get the last pound off? Im so happy to be 10 pounds lighter Im gonna keep going. <em>252</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:36:02 EST Weigh in day tomorrow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244040 My weigh in day is tomorrow I am excited to see tomorrow if Ive lost a 1lb or 2? Praying that I do! fingers crossed Sat, 9 Feb 2013 14:01:26 EST FEB 8TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243674 Feb 8th was my husbands birthday! I am so proud of myself for not being tempted to stick my finger in the cake! hahaha I was suppose to have both his family over and my family today to celebrate, but due to the SNOWSTORM in the Boston area I had to cancel plans. It has been fun being snowed in.... I enjoyed sitting in front of the fireplace last night drinking a glass of red wine watching a movie with my daughter just laughing outloud. Happy Birthday Steve to my wonderful husband. <em>3... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 08:40:25 EST 42 pounds to lose and lose for good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241146 I have that number 42 in my head Im hoping to lose at least 1- 2 more pounds after the weekend? Since Im near Boston were gonna get a Blizzard Im going to be out shoveling all that snow, I will be getting lots of extra excercise this weekend ~ I'll be stuck in the house most likely working out. Im going to plan on getting some good reading time in after I work out. Id love to see that scale go down on Sunday morning my weekly weigh in day. That would make me so happy! Thu, 7 Feb 2013 06:50:32 EST down `9lbs 42 pounds to go.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235387 yay~ Im down 9lbs as of today! Im starting to see results so happy!! Im gonna keep on track. I know with the change in eating adding more healthy foods and the workouts have helped with the weight loss, plus I feel different in my clothes, just dropping a few pounds has changed my attitude. I am going to keep moving and reach my goal! :) starting weight ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 08:31:49 EST being grateful for each day getting stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229999 I feel compelled to write this it means something to me to be able to look at how far Ive come I am so grateful each day Im getting stronger. I have to back track and explain alittle. Back in Sept of 2010, I was rushing around getting my daughter ready for college. I remember the day so well. It was a hot day I was running errands all morning and I took my daughter to the mall shopping that day, of course I was trying to get everything done I was stressing came home and I remember I was in th... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:04:17 EST Nurtisystem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227653 Trying to decide whether I want to purchase Nutrisystem ? I think it would help me with portions, I get stressed out trying to think about what Im eating and I wanted to know if anyone has tried it and had success. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:24:18 EST portion control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226700 Im getting the hang of looking at food and seeing what the real portion should be. Finally its sinking in , and starting to make sense , Im paying attention to what the measurements on my plate should be. I ve even reduced from the large plate to a small salad plate. Each day is a new challenge Im up for it! I can do it!! :) Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:23:02 EST feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224283 I feel so good today both physically and mentally. I had a good workout this morning. Im happy I got out of bed and made myself workout instead of looking out the window, watching the snow thinking Id like to stay in my comfy pjs and relax. I knew if I didnt do it Id feel guilty. I am off to go shopping have alittle retail therapy! Then the plan is to come home sit in my comfy chair in front of the fireplace and read a good book! Everyone have a nice day!! Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:43:01 EST