KLL19144's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KLL19144 KLL19144'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/ OK OK...NEW DAY 1 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400123 So I had a few ups and downs....depressed for a bit, but got out of it. realized that feeling down was not going to help anything. I ran into someone who wants to really help me out. I honestly prayed for someone like this to come along. And she is helping me to stay motivated with my meals and all....literally calling and texting me daily to check on my progress...with her help along with Sparkpeople.com I am sure that I will reach my goal. I am giving myself one year of being faithful ... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:27:55 EST Day 93.....ups and Downs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393321 So I should be so much further along than I am. But stress and depression has totally fumbled my attempts. I kinda got a grip now and I feel that I am ready to start over. So after 93 days.....I will be starting all over again! I have to....I need a clean slate and a fresh new start. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:11:10 EST Day 64 - :) I found what works for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361996 So I realized that I was being way too restrictive the first time around...Sometimes being so strict can be a recipe for disaster. What I have learned to do wads to keep my water intake up...which really helps in keeping me feeling full. Also, when I have a taste for something I get it...but I make sure that I log it into my meal log and I make sure I don't go over my calories. Also, I have been changing up my workouts so that I don't get bored. I lost 2 of my gained 4 lbs and I feel like... Mon, 20 May 2013 09:13:34 EST Day 52: Going out to dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349606 My 12 year old LOVES Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and the other chain restaurants with very large portions. LOL What helps me is to always have a salad before my entrée when eating out. I make sure that I eat the ENTIRE salad. Usually by now I am pretty full. Then I ask for "take home containers" once my meal arrives, and I divide my meal in half. So I have already cut the oversize meal in half. Then whatever isnt finished from my one half I pack in a separate box. I find that I was ove... Wed, 8 May 2013 09:40:38 EST Day 50: Things I hate to hear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347414 I was at work the other day and someone said those words I have always heard "You have a pretty face"...silence follows...to me that means "insert comma here, BUT YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT".....I'm not going to say that I have low self esteem or whatever...but I have been very depressed about weight in the past. Thinking "Is this why I'm still single, is this why I'm not as successful as I'd like to be"...so many what-ifs....Now I just have to continue to work on things. Mon, 6 May 2013 12:56:26 EST Day 38 - Consistency is key! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335116 I have totally fallen into my routine. I have been very consistent with eating right and exercise. I feel great and now the pounds seem to be coming off quickly. It took about two weeks for the scale to really move but now it has been moving steadily. I am working hard and it is paying off. I can't wait to see what things look like 6 months down the road :) Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:55:48 EST Day 30 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326253 OK so I did manage to stick with this for 30 days.....some days good some not so good...but I stayed focused. I am proud to say that I am down 11 lbs. Would have loved for it to have been more, but I'll take 11. That's better than nothing. Today I started Slim Fast for breakfast and lunch just to get a better grip on my portion sizes and meal planning. I may be able to go back to reg food for lunch if I manage to get my meals together in advance....otherwise this will work because I was... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:13:36 EST Day 22... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316870 ok reached another 4 lbs....so thats a total of 7 lbs....not huge but it's def a start. I have to keep telling myself that the lbs are going to come off one at a time so this will be where I will have to increase my level of patience. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 08:59:56 EST Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311598 Last night was personal training....I did pretty well. He said that I have to get 45 min of cardio in at least 4 times a week and to start doing the stair machine. so let's see how this goes :) Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:16:12 EST Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311599 Last night was personal training....I did pretty well. He said that I have to get 45 min of cardio in at least 4 times a week and to start doing the stair machine. so let's see how this goes :) Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:16:12 EST Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308565 My allergies have taken over!!!!! But good news is I found some classes that I really wanna stick with. They are convenient, have great instructors, and I feel great afterwards (meaning I feel that I worked something) <BR> <BR> I have also begun Hip Hop Abs 6 days a week as well. <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 08:56:51 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299368 I felt depressed all weekend....but I did exercise. Went to zumba with my sister on Saturday and gym early sunday before church. <BR> <BR> I just need to find my happy place. That's the only way that I will succeed. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:22:30 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295976 ok so....my eating over the past few days has been horrible...I balme it on my hormones and extreme monthly cravings.....I just have to get better at it. But my exercise has been good. So my goal for next week is to do better with both :) <BR> <BR> Not gonna give up! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:12:41 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295059 so last night I did a spinning class...great workout :) however bad idea to eat dinner before the class....stomach didnt feel quite right. Instead, I will eat a piece of fruit prior...I just felt sooo hungry at the time I wasn't thinking. This week I am trying different classes to take in the evenings. Once I pick all of my fav instructors it will become more routine for me. So far the Wed spin classes with Fred is a definite :) Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:36:39 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293458 So last night I put my manual treadmill in the bedroom, connected my wii to the tv in my room and started my wii fit tracking all over again. I think that scale is a little more accurate than my actual scale. <BR> <BR> I feel pretty motivated still. and I saw that the contruction for the gym around the corner is progressing :) so I will have yet another gym membership just for convenience purposes. It's one of those $10 a month gyms plus it's 24 hours...so I figure while my clothes are... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:33:17 EST A new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292612 Day 1- <BR> So basically I will post every evening to record my progress. Just a little something that I can go back and look at once I've reached success :) <BR> <BR> This is my offical Day 1 (there have been many before) hahaha Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:35:30 EST