KATLOSES90's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATLOSES90 KATLOSES90'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/ 211 lbs. July 17, 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740802 It's summer and I haven't been working since school let out. I completed my first official year of teaching and attempted to take my Spanish cert exam for the second time just a week ago. The last time I attempted it was back in November 2013. I'd say I have a 50/50 chance of passing it. It's a beast of a test. So far, this summer, I have been residing at my brother's in Fort Worth, an hour and 20 minutes away from where I work. There's nothing to do in the country. I go back for a wee... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:34:35 EST I am so pissed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640746 I haven't been running since Monday. I've been eating more calories. AND I smoked two cigs today. It's been a long week at work too. I'm 203/204 lbs. I have been this weight since November. I want to lose 40 lbs by the end of the year. I feel so far away even though I've dropped 70 lbs the past two years, well, maybe three. I can't seem to get under 200 lbs unless I starve myself. I feel self-destructive and am so sick of seeing media everywhere telling me to be skinny. I'm 5'9 and ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 19:44:44 EST Winter blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613334 It must be the winter blues and being stuck in a small town without transportation. I am saving up for a car (not just any car, but a decent recent one). I started running/walking 2 weeks ago and have ran 4 times since. I signed up for my first 5K which is next Saturday. I ran/walked 3 miles in 38 minutes, which is better than nothing. I'm weighing at 204/205 lbs right now. I was 198 lbs at one point, but I have not actively tried to eat right ever since I've started my new teaching gig... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 19:24:13 EST 200 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598152 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> It's been too long. I have been fluctuating between 198 and 202 lbs since November, I want to say. I have a lot to be proud of and a lot more to accomplish. I am no longer in a relationship but am happy that I am choosing to put myself first. I have to pass my cert exam if I want to continue to teach Spanish next school year. I am not fluent in Spanish, but that's okay. Since 2011, I have lost a total of 70 lbs. Wow. I am only 20 lbs shy from my weight loss goa... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:43:05 EST Age 30 at 206.6 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490662 As of last month, I am now on salary teaching 9th grade Spanish. I've moved to a new place. I have a new bf of 4 months and have lost 14 lbs since I've met him. Teaching my first year has been rough, but I'm doing it. And I'm only going to get better at it. My stress level has been pretty high, but I've got a lot to be grateful about. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:42:24 EST 224 lbs. lonely. frustrated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338970 So I'm back at 224. A year ago, I was 12 lbs heavier. I'm just gonna say it. I have not been proactive nor disciplined towards my weight loss goals. When I started dating again, I threw away my exercise routine of which I spent a year on to build up to that level of energy. Two bad relationships and almost a year later, I have gained 4 lbs back out of the 15 lbs I lost last summer. I'm lonely, frustrated and scared to reach last 224. I maintained under 220 for a few months but then fai... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:16:33 EST Banish arm jiggle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256519 Going to try this for a month. <BR> <BR> <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/work<BR>out-for-great-arms?cm_mmc=Newsletter-_<BR>-1109492-_-11202012-_-TheLostWorkoutEv<BR>angelineLilly-Hed </link> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:08:57 EST Links for weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256501 Found these links after cleaning email inbox. Hope this inspires you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 Ways to Slim Down By Summertime <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/weight/summer<BR>-slim-down.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthW<BR>omensHealth_20120406 </link> <BR> <BR> Motivational quotes by Olympic Athletes. Keep calm! <BR> <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/mant<BR>ra?cm_mmc=Newsletter-_-1099854-_-11062<BR>012-_-OlympiansShareTheirPersonalMantras-Hed </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Home Remedies ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:55:25 EST Dear Skinny Kat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242063 Dear Skinny Kat, <BR> <BR> I'm still here and started running two weeks ago. I want you to know that I will get you a new wardrobe after 40 more lbs are lost. Actually, after the next 20 lbs lost, I will get you some new stuff. And I can't wait to see you wear all those outfits that I can't wear now. Every time I see an outfit (insert skinny jeans, blouse and a scarf here), I think of you and how you will look as a young woman at age 30 this year. By my 30th birthday, my goal is to lose... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 20:31:00 EST So I ate healthy all day and ran 3 miles... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126736 So I ate healthy all day. Weighed in at 219 lbs today. 44 more lbs to go. <BR> <BR> Brunch <BR> Leftover chickpea and spinach curry with 1 tortilla. <BR> <BR> Snack <BR> Coffee with coconut milk. <BR> <BR> Pre-run snack <BR> small banana <BR> Ran 3 miles in 36 minutes. <BR> <BR> Late lunch <BR> 2 fajita sized quesadillas with cheese, hummus and fresh cilantro and avocado. <BR> <BR> Dinner <BR> Ginger chicken broccoli stir-fry, cooked with olive oil and fresh ginger. Great recipe. <B... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 23:17:03 EST Post-Breakup Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124988 I'm slipping into bad eating habits again. I now weigh 221 lbs, gaining 5 lbs back from losing 15 this year. I still manage to run 2-3 times per week. I broke it off with the bf on Halloween. I didn't plan on doing it, it happened when I told him how I felt. Apparently, I've wanted to break up with him 3 times. This time, it's over. I feel good, but I'm angry and vulnerable. And I've been eating chips on my day off. I'm going running later. I was with the ex too much when we were go... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:16:06 EST 217 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033493 I started running in May. I dropped 15 lbs so far since then. I have 32 more lbs to lose. I would like to lose an additional 10 lbs after that as well. A lot has changed since last time I've been on here. Since last fall season, I was working as a sub teacher and part-time retail. The summer has been fairly good to me. I met someone a little over a month ago and I am madly in love with him. I am still, however, self-conscious about my body and weight, especially when he weighs less th... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:47:55 EST 229.6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4615420 229.6 but ate fried foods and went past 2,000 cal today UGGGGHHHHHH watching The Dilemmna while drinking PBR and ate massive amounts of pepper jack cheese and potato bread. :D I'll probably weigh 233 tomorrow but eff it. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:11:33 EST back to 237 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4564712 I was at 238 in the beginning of September and I am now 237 and it's November 2. I am currently bloated for womanly reasons and I do not believe that my true weight is what it is right now. Water weight shifts from 2-5 lbs. It is frustrating, but at least I weighed myself todday and ate oatmeal. I will try not to focus on the number so much, but it's nice to see a lower number. I just cant lose my determination. I'm going to weigh 228 by the end of November. I am going to get back in ... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 10:02:50 EST Life at 233 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4556391 Since last I wrote, I have lost 5 lbs and maintained keep it off for the past month. I work 2 jobs, averaging on 50-60 hours per week. Exercising has not been a priority. I have been eating poorly, but at least in decent portions. My skin has flared up with acne all over my face since I started my second job. I need to work run or walk at least 30 minutes a day along with eating better. My face feels bad. I really think it is processed food that breaking me out. I should be in my 220s... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:42:07 EST 238 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4492859 Last night, I made Buffalo Wild Wings Asian Zing chicken which was the BOMB, and I STILL lost 2 lbs. I have been fluctating from 241-239, and seeing that scale tip between 237 and 238 made me feel so much more empowered. I mean, I'm pretty empowered now, but to see the changes after hard work is one of the best feelings in the world. Thank you, Women's Health Magazine and LCD Soundsystem for existing and inspiring me when I work out :D Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:41:46 EST Breakthrough in Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4489204 Granted, its on the elliptical, but I ended up running almost 6 miles, burning 1,000 calories today! Very exciting. I am down to 239 but it's been fluctuating this past week, which has been annoying, but meh. Alas, progress is happening and that's all that matters. Ive been to the gym all week this week! Sat, 17 Sep 2011 04:47:25 EST It's lonely at 242 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469412 I look forward to getting back into the dating scene and fitting into smaller clothes I could never imagine myself in. I look forward to not being so hard on myself. I look forward to all the perks of being healthy. Ive been heavy on and off throughout my 28 years of existence, it's hard to say if I haevn't wasted a lot of time already by being alone. People don't respect you when you're heavy. You could have the most interesting things to say from allo the books, music and films you've ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:36:27 EST 242 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4467954 Can't wait to break into 230s. It's been smooth sailing, eating less and staying active. The gym was closed today and the past 2 days over this weekend, I was working all day, so no gym. I cannot wait to hit my 220s! Once I am down to 200 lbs, 198 lbs, actually, I will be pretty satisfied with my efforts this year. This past month, I went to the gym at least 3 times a week. Last week, I went 5 times. Tomorrow, I start my cardio routine back up and will keep going everyday til next Mond... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 18:03:36 EST BMI: Facing the Truth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4456479 After dropping some pounds this month, I decided it was time to find out my current BMI, which is 35. 7 months ago, it was almost 40, which is considered morbidly obese. Now it is simply obese. WHy is the BMI important? Because when I develop a cancer or Diabetes Type II in my later years, I will have further health complications. My life will not be as long or of the same quality. I am 28 years old and I refuse to accept this as my future. I believe in the power of the self. I curren... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:12:11 EST The thinner I get, the more driven, yet more jaded, I have become. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439943 Dear No One, <BR> <BR> I looked at my first blog entry on here which was February 1 as of this year. I am now single, working (even if it is just part-time slop work), working on my teaching certification, reading books again, listening to music again, plugging back into the world again minus twenty-two lbs. And yet, I still feel jaded. I despise most men my age (28), well, just the white ones who carry a disturbing casual disdain and hate for overweight women such as myself. I no longer... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:38:02 EST "Lose 10 lbs by Women's Health" article ENJOY! :0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4362022 LOSE 10 LBS by women's health: <BR> RUnning plan: <BR> Week One <BR> Monday <BR> One Walk 10 minutes. Next 6 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. Walk 4 minutes. Stretch. <BR> Tuesday <BR> "Tone Zone" Strength Training Program. <BR> Stretch. <BR> Wednesday <BR> Walk 10 minutes. <BR> Next 8 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. <BR> Walk 2 minutes. <BR> Stretch. <BR> Thursday <BR> "Rock Solid Abs" Strength Training Program. <BR> Stretch. <BR> Friday <BR> ... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:58:19 EST 15 lbs down!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349618 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> I have been working part-time since the end of May. I have still been walking my Scottie everyday at least 30 minutes. I am currently working on eating less, no more than 1,000 calories. 2 days of the week, I am going to aim for 1500 calories so it won't be restricting and frustrating. It's been a nice month so far. I started my teaching certification online coursework a few days ago after putting my first down payment on my alternative teaching certification. I ... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 14:13:49 EST Still struggling at 260. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4254598 I now have a part-time job. Yay!!! I wont start until next Monday, but I am picking up my first shift this Friday. It has been 2 years since I worked. During that time, I was taking classes and finishing school and helping with family. I just didn't realize how inactive and unhealthy I became until I finally moved out of a bad situation and am getting out of my 3 year-depression. I gained 60 lbs in the last 8 years and I find it very hard to change my lifestyle once and for all. FOr the... Wed, 25 May 2011 01:02:31 EST 261 lbs going on 1200-1300 calories per day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4195664 So far, so good. Since I am on a tight budget, my caloric intake is easily smaller and this is the most effective way for someone my weight to lose weight. I was bedridden for nearly 2 weeks and am now back in the game. My back has been sore today. I'm starting to notice now being bedridden has set me back in so many ways, but I will catch up. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 02:32:38 EST I don't get it. My body won't let me lose more than 3 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4141438 Since February, my body has fluctuated from 267.4 to 263. I really think it is because my caloric intake is typically too high, ranging from 1,800 to 2,300 calories. I record everything I eat, but I still go over my intake. SO, I have decided to take in less calories: 1,600 per day. I can do it. I'm going to do it. A friend of mine recently sent me an old photo from 6 years ago. I look like a completely different person. I want to get back to what I looked like when I was 20. I'm goi... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:04:19 EST Let's Have a Weight Loss Book Club! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140285 It just occurred to me: The idea of having a weight loss/health book club on here! I will start it off. My current read since April 1: Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels. Last month, I read Skinny Bitch and found it quite helpful. I have always wanted to know how your metabolism works. I have read the first 40 pages and will soon post a review on it by the end of the week. That's the goal, anyway. Mon, 4 Apr 2011 02:00:04 EST Blueberry Spelt Muffins Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4136513 Instead of orange juice, I used one freshly squeezed orange and replaced the spelt flour with whole wheat flour. I also added Bob's Red Mill Wheat Germ. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) softened butter or canola oil, plus more for greasing the pan <BR> 2/3 cup sugar <BR> 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1/2 cup orange juice <BR> 2 teaspoons vanilla extract <BR> 2 cups spelt flour <BR> 2 teaspoons baking powder <BR> 1 teaspoon grated orange ... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:32:56 EST 7 lbs lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4136221 Trying. Started 10 minute PIlates on Netflix. Trying to keep my head up. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 09:07:51 EST 5 lbs LOST OFFICIALLY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4126512 I'm back to where I first started a month ago. Only, this time, I have been exercising light circuit training with Active2 on PS3. I try to do that 3 times a week, 30 min workouts and 5 days a week, I always walk the Scottie for at least 3o minutes. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I had a job interview for a tutor position with a local high school and the lady who interviewed was quite unprofessional. When I first walked in the office, she spent 3 minutes on her Blackberry. No salutation or hand sh... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:10:18 EST fml http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4110534 I have still only lost 3 freaking pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's been almost TWO MONTHS! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:32:06 EST Hello again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4104171 Hello again, it's me. I have been distracting myself with new found courage to wear shorts in public while playing baseball with the nephew (I usually play outfield, but now they're making me pitch more). The past two Saturdays have been half-devoted to my older sister and her graduate class video project. I used to be a film kid, so editing was always fun to me, but on iMovie on an older Mac, not so much. Once I start a project, I have to finish it like F. Scott Fitzgerald edits his no... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 01:45:21 EST Post Breakup Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4092260 Thank you , everyone, for your support and warm words. The really effed up part was I dated this loser for 2 years. He used me and never loved me. It was also my first and last abusive relationship. He's living in my old apartment. I kind of don't have a choice in it right now, financially. I have only lost 3 lbs since Feb 14!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE THIS SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. I am broke. I don't have that much control over what I eat, but portion control. I used to be able to... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:46:17 EST Bad breakup = why bother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4074899 I know this is a diet blog, but my health is highly affected by the recent break up I had via text message, just within the last 35 hours. I know I didn't go over my caloric limit. Emotionally, I've definitely hit my limit. I try not to feel this way, but I cannot help but resent myself and him for never wanting me becaus eof my weight. Or maybe I am just so upset that I'm trying to find something to logically use an an excuse if that makes any sense whatsoever. Tomorrow, I will try to e... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 00:03:21 EST RECIPE: Instant Low-Fat Pizza on English Muffin (whole grain) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4069808 Instant Low-Fat Pizza on English Muffin (whole grain) <BR> <BR> NOTE: It doesn't HAVE to be Vegan. It's still low in calories. <BR> <BR> serves 1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/4 of tomato pasta sauce (Vegan) <BR> <BR> 1/4 of Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds <BR> <BR> 1 English Muffin (Vegan) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. Split English muffin into half. <BR> <BR> 2. Place sauce and cheese on each. <BR> <BR> 3. Place in microwave for 1 minute. <BR> <BR> 4... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 07:59:21 EST NOTE: Do NOT Incessantly SNACK on Beer and Popcorn and Trail WHile Watching the MAVS GAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4069529 Dear Spark, <BR> <BR> Watched the MAVS beat the Pacers last night. Dirk scored 29 points. I really think every time I wear a jersey of that player, they score the most points. Granted, this has only happened with 3 players, but it's a fun superstition. I tend to snack A LOT when I watch a MAVS game. I've been going through a pretty rough breakup the past month and I let it get to me a bit too much because I noshed and noshed. :o( <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and gained t... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 00:02:22 EST NOTE: Do NOT Incessantly SNACK on Beer and Popcorn and Trail WHile Watching the MAVS GAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4069528 Dear Spark, <BR> <BR> Watched the MAVS beat the Pacers last night. Dirk scored 29 points. I really think every time I wear a jersey of that player, they score the most points. Granted, this has only happened with 3 players, but it's a fun superstition. I tend to snack A LOT when I watch a MAVS game. I've been going through a pretty rough breakup the past month and I let it get to me a bit too much because I noshed and noshed. :o( <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and gained t... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 00:02:18 EST NOTE: Do NOT Incessantly SNACK on Beer and Popcorn and Trail WHile Watching the MAVS GAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4069527 Dear Spark, <BR> <BR> Watched the MAVS beat the Pacers last night. Dirk scored 29 points. I really think every time I wear a jersey of that player, they score the most points. Granted, this has only happened with 3 players, but it's a fun superstition. I tend to snack A LOT when I watch a MAVS game. I've been going through a pretty rough breakup the past month and I let it get to me a bit too much because I noshed and noshed. :o( <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and gained t... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 00:02:12 EST The First 5 lbs GONE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4065685 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> I have officially lost 5 lbs and it feels glorious! Last night was my nephew's first little league baseball game and we celebrated at this local burger joint called Mooyah. <BR> <BR> I had: <BR> <BR> 1 veggie burger wrapped in iceberg lettuce = 150 calories <BR> <BR> 30 fries = 255 calories <BR> <BR> guacamole spread (which was supposed to be avocado) = 25 calories <BR> <BR> Before that, I... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:19:00 EST Reading the book, SKinny Bitch, is magical. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4063218 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> Something wonderful happened the other night. First, I read Skinny Bitch all in one sitting. It took me three hours (while watching The League with the bro, which is a really funny show, don't hate), but I finished it. And I enjoyed every page (except the whole chapter dedicated to anti-meat propaganda, I've read enough Peta to be aware now). <BR> <BR> First, if you plan to read this book, it is a VEGAN/VEGETARIAN diet book, but it DOES NOT REVEAL ANYTH... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:04:16 EST Chick-fil-A Meal Recorded and Analyzed. Yay for Awareness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4061531 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> Today, I met with my stepmother and had lunch at Chick-fil-A. Here's what I ate: <BR> <BR> <BR> Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich w/ packet of Honey ROasted BBQ Sauce 360 cal <BR> <BR> Medium Waffle Fries w/ packet of Roasted Honey BBQ Sauce 430 cal <BR> <BR> Medium Coca-Cola Zero with 1 refill 0 calories, but let's not forget the evil aspertane <BR> <BR> 1 Small Ice Dream Cone = 170 cal <BR> <BR> Total Calories = 960 calories! Oh my! <BR> <BR... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 20:26:38 EST NOTE: REQUEST FOR THE GULITLESS GRILL AT CHILI'S since it isn't even featured in the main menu. T http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4057215 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> Since Saturday, I have not had the best days. I have done well with my diet until Sunday and yesterday. On Sunday, I ate 4 pieces of Little Caesar's Deep Dish Cheese Pizza, along with a grapefruit and one sweet potato for the whole day. And 4 breadsticks. Just those few things added up to my 1800 caloric intake limit. Yesterday, I ate well until dinner time. I had friend with my best friend and his sister. There, at Chili's, I ate Chicken Crispers plate, 1/... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:20:56 EST 267.2 lbs!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4044351 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> It hasn't been a full week until my next official weigh-in, but I am a compulsive at times! I can't wait to get down to 250. That will be the big change. The first 20 lbs are always the hardest. Last night, I was quite the moody person, but today is a new day. I have been taking this online course required for substitute teacher applicants. I am going to try to finish it today. I have been organizing my very own, first garage sale, which I am pushing back t... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:40:23 EST 268.8 lbs! Go me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027753 I finally lost almost 2 lbs, starting from 270. This is very inspiring! Last night after my nephew's first little league baseball practice, we went to Whataburger and I had a kid's meal which had 2 chicken tenders with a small fry, 1/2 a chocolate chip cookie, and a chocolate malt shake, small. I'm going to start recording what I eat on here. I know that there's a recorder to use for that, but I like describing my food, how I felt, and all that other jazz. I am so happy I lost something.... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:37:38 EST Dear Sparky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4025373 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> I am still at the current weight since last time I wrote you. However, I have NOT gained nor lost any lbs. I have been watching my portions. Last night, I attended a Mavs game (Dallas Mavericks NBA team. It was JJ Barea Bobblehead Night!) and I ate a meal that included curly fries and boneless wings at Hooter's (the biggest one in the world, apparently). Calorie counting-conscious as I've been lately, I'm guessing it was a 1,000 calories, at least. I did not... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:13:48 EST So, long time no see, Sparky. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4015680 Dear Sparky, <BR> <BR> I apologize for not blogging more often. Since I joined you, I have gained 5 lbs and recently lost 1 lb. I am currently trying not to weigh myself everyday, but I tend to. It motivates me on days when I need to work out. After a nice, long, active lifestyle-changing day, I like to weight myself the next morning. <BR> <BR> I have been working on my portion intakes the past two days, and have been having a somewhat difficult time. It is definitely a struggle... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:38:02 EST First STep To Freedom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3979407 Dear Kat, <BR> <BR> I hope that this blog helps you to lose weight more effectively. I hope it inspires you. And most of all, I hope you will someday look back at this first entry and realize how you were versus who are you in the future. It is hard to make life changes, especially when it comes to your eating and exercise habits, which have been non-existent in the past 4 years. I hope that you reach your 90 lb weight loss goal by December. You can do it! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 04:08:53 EST