KEIPONY's SparkPeople Blog KEIPONY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Brutal!!! Okay, I planned to walk every morning this week and track all of my food no matter what I ate. Well,....I've done it for two days! This morning was brutal with the heat! Yesterday was hot, but there was a good breeze blowing off the water. Today, no breeze and the sun was beating down already at 7:00 am! Think by 8 AM it was 81 degrees with 83% about breathing water! But I did it and I even jogged a few times just so I could get it over with. My daughter was a trooper a... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 23:03:44 EST Again Well, I'm still here even though I haven't been on SP for sometime now. Between chasing a 3 yr old, being a single mom and dealing with other issues in my life....needless to say I put myself aside. <BR> <BR> I still have not lost any weight. I have been tracking my food on FitnessPal right now and though I thought I was doing better, that caloric intake is still too high. I have had some really down moments (just recently last night) when I didn't care and just ate what I wanted. I thin... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:46:10 EST Hello, Hello I haven't been around much the past few months. It seems that once my daughter turned 3 she went into "overdrive!". I haven't had much time for myself or time to spend on the computer to visit SP. <BR> <BR> I survived the holidays. I did not gain any weight and actually was proud of myself for not overstuffing my face! Calories were over my limit, but I was more cautious as to what went into my mouth. <BR> <BR> I completed my 2nd Disney 5K with my mom, best friend and her mom. It wasn'... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:24:44 EST Happy Thanksgiving!! To all the Sparkies out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving whether its with a house full of family and friends or a quiet day to reflect. <BR> <BR> I don't blog much, but still struggling to get into a routine and lose weight and pay attention to what I eat. Definitely making better choices and still walk/run at least twice a week for 4 miles each time. <BR> <BR> I just need to be tougher with myself. You know that good angel and bad devil on the shoulder I keep talking about?.....Wel... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:48:18 EST The Countdown It's been a while since I posted a blog. Been busy with work, daughter and dealing with my issue (divorce). The final hearing is next Wednesday. Not to spill my guts, but this has been tough and dealing with emotional abuse and mind games. (some people just don't grow up) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm actually excited about it and looking forward to it. Some things have come up that will help me with this issue. I'm not sure how the other party is going to handle it, but I am definitely strong... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:42:05 EST Mom and I The past few days have been good with exercising....walk/jog at least. I love walking downtown and am so glad it has cooled off. So after the morning walk the other day, my daughter and I walked again downtown to the Maritime Park and played in the grass in the afternoon. We ran up an down the stairs, I did push ups and inverted push ups along the half wall and we rolled down the hill and ran back up again. So that day I got a lot of exercise and had a blast with my daughter. <BR> <BR> E... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:46:22 EST Here's My View I'll say it again....WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! I love days like this, full sunshine, cool breeze and cool enough outside you don't sweat just standing it, love it, love it! <BR> <BR> Plan this morning was to get up at 6 and walk with my daughter. She woke up at 2:30, took about 30 minutes to get her back in bed, but you know how it is when you don't get a full night sleep....uuugggghhhh! Then I started feeling a headache coming on.....(no, I say to myself, this isn't going to ... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:04:58 EST Disney here we come!! Today was a good eating day. Stayed in the calorie range and it wasn't difficult, but I also was busy. I did not get a chance walk this morning. Woke up with a sore throat and weak muscles (pre school sicknesses). I kept thinking this is such a bummer, I've got to do something. I didn't want to try to walk and get stuck out there with my daughter so I did some exercises at home. Did some squats with arm weight lifts.....along with the help of my daughter. She's too cute trying to copy ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:09:02 EST Decent Weekend This weekend wasn't the greatest. I didn't track my food, gave in to temptation Saturday for lunch (fast food). Redeemed myself for dinner. Did better on Sunday, had a late lunch and salad for dinner. <BR> <BR> The weather was so cool today. It was nice to breathe fresh crisp air without the humidity. Wanted to walk this afternoon, but parents came back from vacation and spent time with them (actually helped my dad wash the RV - so a little exercise in there). <BR> <BR> I have most e... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 22:47:55 EST Much Better Day Today was a much better day. Started off good and continued!!! I had two moments of weakness. 1 - I wanted to get some french fries today......DIDN'T GET THEM. 2 - wanted to get a pizza for dinner, on my way there and turned around and went home! Yeah!!! <BR> <BR> I ate good today, healthy choices, but still hungry at 9:30 PM! Just drinking my water! <BR> <BR> Didn't get to excercise today, but looking forward to this weekend....cooler weather coming!! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 22:26:29 EST Calgon Moment Remember the Calgon commercial with the woman having the telephone ringing, child crying, and other sounds I can't remember. Well today was one of those days. I was looking forward to a new start. Daughter had a rough night and was up a lot, so I had little sleep and was dragging all morning. It seemed everything I was about to do or try got messed up or I had to jump to do something else. Today was a flop with eating, I didn't keep track and I had fast food :-( I think I drank all my w... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 22:41:11 EST Just For Me Okay.... I'm getting sick of this. I've been on this site since March, have gained six pounds since then, was able to lose that in five months and now I'm just hanging here at my original weigh in amount. What gives????!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am my own worst enemy...I've said it before. I have so much negative self talk, I talk myself out of making the right decisions. I think I give good advice to friends and my spark friends on this site, but it is so amazing how negative I am on myself. <BR... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 19:23:00 EST Change in Plans I have decided to look at things a little differently for the moment. I have been on this website since March and have not made any progress (weight wise). I know I'm fighting my own battle inside of me...not just emotionally, but I think physically. I just don't feel right and I get tired too often, too many migraines. <BR> <BR> For right now, I'm just going to get my vitamin D back up, drink all my water for the day. These seem like two little simple tasks, but for me right now it seem... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 22:36:45 EST It's raining, It's pouring.. This is the wettest summer I can remember. Hopefully it means we won't have any hurricanes! <BR> <BR> Been under the weather lately. Got blood work back and my Vitamin D level was below the low range, maybe that has been an issue with me being tired all the time and my muscles giving me problems. Plus I may be pre menopausal (at 43!) I just feel like my body is falling apart. I'm not use to being sick a lot and having all these aliments. <BR> <BR> I'm still not beating myself up and ge... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 22:34:22 EST Thank you I wish I was better at writing, I have all these things in my head and just can't get them out on paper (or blog). ....... Thank you. Thank you for this website. Thank you for your comments. Thank you for your encouraging words. <BR> <BR> Wednesday I ran. It felt great. Stayed in my caloric range. Very excited because it didn't seem so difficult. I didn't feel like I was fighting myself. In fact I didn't think of food that much at all. Even after I picked my daughter up, got home, ... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:31:33 EST Could this be the beginning??!!! Today was a good day. Got up at 5:30 AM, started working out around 6:30 (with a little help from my daughter). Seemed to eat okay today, didn't feel like I needed something in my mouth at every minute. Went over my calorie limit about 300 calories, but.... I did a 15 minute ab crunch workout this morning AND walk/jogged this evening 3.1 miles (yes, a 5K). AND I beat my time from my Firecracker 5K earlier this month by 1:23 minutes! It's not much, but since I haven't walk/jogged since th... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:29:58 EST Priceless Moment! I had to get this in before the day began and didn't have time to write it. Right now I'm cooling off from walking this morning with my daughter. I have been frustrated with myself trying to get motivated. I make plans to eat right or work out and either talk myself out of it or something happens to change it. (i.e. had all my clothes out to walk 2 days ago and it rained in the morning).....I know, no excuses, I could have done a video. <BR> <BR> Anyway, so last night when my daughter we... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:53:52 EST Just Need to Vent Just need to vent for a bit. I'm sure my family gets tired of listening to me. I am so frustrated with myself. I have not been able to lose ANY weight. I know my weakness and I have the little devil on one shoulder that seems to win every time. My intentions are good, I wake up in the morning ready to start again! Start off good, may or may not get in a workout before work, but as soon as the afternoon hits it's all over. I know what I need to do - east less, work more!! It's not that d... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 10:36:36 EST Holy Cow!!! I did it! I finished my first timed 5K (first one was this January at Disney, no time). This was brutal! I have not walk/jogged in two weeks, was sick for a week, had to go out of town so I wasn't expecting anything. I figured I could get it done under 50 mins. Looking forward to it, but was getting more nervous as the weekend came closer....the heat began to rise. This weekend we have heat advisories and it probably will get up to 100+ with the heat index. <BR> <BR> Didn't get to bed... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:29:27 EST Up and going again I will not be one to enter a blog everyday, but I think of this as my personal journal with little "good" angels whispering support and encouragement when I need it (that would be you). <BR> <BR> I have started logging my food better, even the days I completely fall off the wagon (oh my, the calories that can be consumed!) Well I was getting excited that I was seeing the numbers fall back to my original weigh in. I was excited to start logging my numbers as they started decreasing. <BR> <B... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:59:26 EST I'm Looking Forward to..... FILL IN THE BLANK. <BR> <BR> I have started to realize that I look forward to the goals I want to achieve. It has helped so much to read other blogs, success stories and comments to other "Sparkies" to know there is a road for me (and you) specifically laid out for my (your) journey. <BR> <BR> Reading about others trials, makes me realize it will be a bumpy road for me. But you know....the other day I had car problems, deadlines, upset child, bloating, STRESS and all I did was ....... sm... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:48:47 EST Trying Well, I am attempting to stay on track. Yesterday I was happy with my food intake. Stayed in range, except for the protien. Today I thought I was doing okay, but after logging food it wasn't as good as I thought. Today had to deal with my personal issue and of course I got weak and ate something I shouldn't have. I did go to yoga, but it wasn't so great either. <BR> <BR> The past two days I have been more organized with my food so I think that has helped. It's just a problem when I'm no... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:33:28 EST Disgusting I really have never liked pictures of myself and don't like posing for pictures.....but, while I was working at the office I decided to take a few photos of myself for before pictures.....OMG, I'm so sick of myself. Of course I was not wearing anything flattering. <BR> <BR> Enough of griping!!! <BR> <BR> My food intake today was pretty good today, I went to the market downtown (walked there), met a friend and her kids, walked back home and my daughter kept saying "Run Mommy, run" I j... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 00:18:32 EST WW - Work Weekend! I took today off of exercise. Needed to have a LONG day at work since I basically missed a week's worth of work last month. Will be working through the weekend too so I'm not sure about any workouts. I do have an exercise band at the office, so today I did a few exercises on it with my arms. Do you know how hard it is to work a mouse with your other hand while your doing arm exercises with the other!? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> As for food, I didn't log anything in today, but I don't think... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 00:55:14 EST Completely Obvious Today was not a good day for me. I did exercise this AM. Walk/jog 2.7 miles and did 4 intervals. It was extremely hot and I'm still feeling the affects. This might have been my last walk/jog for the summer. Now onto swimming and maybe the gym. I have enough videos at home that I could be a "buff", but just really don't like working out at home. Somehow I've got to kick my ..... in gear. I like doing things outside (kayaking, hiking, biking,....) <BR> <BR> Anyways, this is my first bl... Thu, 31 May 2012 22:53:13 EST