KARENSTARR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KARENSTARR KARENSTARR'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/ 15lbs so far! 27 to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288755 I've officially lost 15lbs since the beginning of the year, most of it without me working out. I think my medication is working! <BR> <BR> And now I'm at a point where I actually feel like working out, which is fantastic. <BR> <BR> I've dropped soda for the most part, and am trying to get back into a workout routine. I don't really track any of that stuff because it's never helped me. I always end up feeling like a slave to the tracker. But I've been eating healthy. <BR> <BR> I'm actually ... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:15:53 EST Ah, That First Frustrating Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202773 Still no energy, but I am recovering. I can tell because today I just could not stop eating. It wasn't even like, bored eating. I was SO hungry. You know how they tell you to wait ten minutes when you have a craving? I waited an hour twice today and was still hungry. Ridiculous. <BR> <BR> So I went about 350 calories over today (and was over on everything else other than protein and cholesterol), and I'm not terribly happy about it. But, I am feeling a lot better, so I am going to start exer... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:22:13 EST The Day That Never Ends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201119 Man, being sick has my sleep schedule all screwed up. I've taken like two naps today and am surprised it's still Thursday. I feel like it should be Sunday, with how long I've been out. <BR> <BR> Today was a pretty good food day. Still no exercise (again, sick) but the only thing I went over was fat (ironically, considering how low-fat my meals tend to be), and only by 1g. First thing I've gone over since I joined. Still no side effects from Alli, which is actually making me a bit nervous. Ei... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:33:22 EST Doctor's Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199484 I went to the doctor's this morning for my upper respiratory infection. He prescribed some kid of cough medicine with codeine in it (which knocked me out after my first dose, which screwed up my eating habits and destroyed any chance of cleaning my apartment today) and Zithromax. He was impressed that I managed to lose three pounds since mid-November, since Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years is a hard time for everyone to keep healthy habits and everything. Hopefully now that I have a plan, it'... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:04:43 EST Beginning Weight Loss Survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197661 I'm hoping to be able to look back at this in May and be happy with my progress. <BR> <BR> -Stats- <BR> Age: 23 <BR> Weight: 188 <BR> Height: 5’5” <BR> Ethnicity: White. <BR> Hair Color: Black (naturally a brunette) <BR> Eye Color: Blue <BR> Religion: None <BR> <BR> -Weight- <BR> Highest Weight: 192 <BR> Lowest Weight: 165 (if we're talking about since I started struggling) <BR> Current Weight: 188 <BR> Goal Weight One: 180 <BR> Goal Weight Two: 170 <BR> Goal Weight Three: 160 <BR> Final... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:41:59 EST