KDLANDERS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KDLANDERS KDLANDERS'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/ Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697154 Well, so its not the end of the day yet when I normally write this, but......... <BR> <BR> I had my first actual shift at my second job today.....oh my goodness, it was so busy.....ran my tail off for sure....used muscles that I forgot I had. Guess that is what happens when I sit in front of a computer for 8 hours a day at my other job. Wow, I am gonna feel it tomorrow. But the hurt is good right??? <BR> <BR> Didn't really have time to actually eat breakfast today......naughty me, I know... Sat, 17 May 2014 17:05:13 EST Day 9 and 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696601 I am finding that with a full time day shift job, and a part time job in the evenings, 3 teenagers with all of their commitments......well, as busy as I stay, the weight should just fall right off of me right? Ya, as if it were only that easy. Okay, I chose to get the second job, but until I find a bountiful money tree growing in my backyard, I really don't have a choice. Weird thing is, I actually look forward to going to my second job. I work from home primarily, and I get to leave my h... Fri, 16 May 2014 19:27:59 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695099 Well, I need to make my daily blog entry before I leave for my other job tonight. Silly as this seems, it really helps me to keep focused. <BR> <BR> As far as food choices went today, I did pretty well. Stayed within my calorie count for the day. Not as well with exercise, but I am working on the motivation I need to keep it up. I know, I need to find something that I enjoy doing and it will not feel like "exercise". Well, one day at a time I guess. <BR> <BR> Better day tomorrow..... Wed, 14 May 2014 17:51:49 EST Days 3-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694361 OOPS, well, not really an oops I guess.....I was way too busy to blog for the past few days. I did however keep track of my food and fitness. What a busy weekend! We had out of town guests, multiple 16 and 17 year old boys at my house for the night, an Eagle Court of Honor for a fellow boy scout to my sons, I had to go grocery shopping, laundry, clean.....oh and on Monday of this week I started my new part time job. I just wish I had a pedometer, because I know I logged 10s of thousands o... Tue, 13 May 2014 18:35:54 EST Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690828 Much better today. I reset my goals, and I actually got up the courage to step on the scale, something I haven't done all winter. Amazingly, I didn't gain back as much as I thought. I reset my starting weight to today's weight of 289 and I will be 200 pounds on or before June 1 of next year. I need to do this. I always feel so crappy. I never seem to be rested enough. I want to stop taking my prescription meds for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I know I can do better. I ke... Thu, 8 May 2014 20:36:46 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689993 Well, food wise, I did well today, stayed within my goals for the day. Did not do enough exercise.....but some is better than none. Better luck tomorrow. Wed, 7 May 2014 18:14:43 EST I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689248 Here I am again. I keep coming back to this point, I do very well with my weight loss struggle for awhile, and then fall off the wagon so to speak. I can't seem to find the right motivation to keep me going, but I always come back to Spark. Once again, I have gained back most of the weight I lost and I am devastated about it. I am praying that this time I can be successful. I know deep down that I can loose the weight and become a healthier version of me, I just somehow, someway, need to ... Tue, 6 May 2014 21:03:31 EST Back in the saddle again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272564 WOW, it has been a very long time since I have logged into Spark. I had fallen victim to my own negative ideals and behaviors. I kept telling myself that if I just continued to do what I was doing that I would continue to lose the weight. How wrong was I. Not only did I not lose any more weight, but I gained some as well, more than I would have liked. What a slap in the face to reality when I stepped on the scale to see that I had gained back what I lost, plus about another 15 pounds. I... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:05:09 EST Rice Krispies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047579 Okay, so instead of my usual walking today, I decided to do a couple of the SP videos. I did one strength one, fine, no problem.......Then I decided that I should do some cadio....it was fine at first, that is until we started doing knee bends and squats. I don't think that when I bend my knees it should sound like someone walking on rice krispies in my office.......just saying........OUCH!!! <BR> <BR> I keep telling myself that as I loose more weight, it will get easier and be less nois... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 19:53:30 EST Staying Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030886 It has been so hard to stay motivated. The biggest excuse that I have used lately is because of the shin splints and hip pain I would get while walking. Yes, of course I could do something else, but I kept saying that I would wait until I got my new shoes and then try again. The only regret I have is that I missed so many opportunities to exercise over the past week. I regret the pounds that I could have lost. I need to stay motivated. I have no excuse other than my own laziness. Maybe... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:44:42 EST The first step...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005603 Well, I did it, the first pound lost.......only 49 more to go!!!!!! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 19:04:40 EST New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002413 I just started with Spark yesterday. A very dear friend of mine referred me well over a month ago. I have been trying to loose weight and get healthy again and I felt as if I was struggling with it alone. I don't know why I remembered to visit Spark yesterday, but I am so glad that I did!! This is just the help and motivation that I needed. Okay, so I know that I sound like a infomercial, but I could not be more serious!! I am so excited about this journey I am about to embark on. I th... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:02:16 EST