KRISTAJOBROOKS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KRISTAJOBROOKS KRISTAJOBROOKS'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/ Cycling Through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355167 Today I am working on getting my brain back to healthy. I was so close to my 5% weight loss goal that the last two weeks have been spent diligently following the Weight Watchers plan. But now that I have reached the 5% and moved on to a 10% goal, I have another 13 pounds to lose before reaching it. <BR> <BR> My diet is going just fine and there is nothing I need to do to make it better. I am eating the right amounts without much effort. I do not feel hungry or snacky anymore. If I am hungry ... Mon, 13 May 2013 12:46:32 EST ...otherwise, what am I doing here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350952 I am being impatient this week. I knew I would be with my goal of 5% so close. Not just close, but here! Sunday I was 1.2 pounds away. But Monday and Tuesday saw me beating it. Today I was back up to 0.2 pounds away. I have been obsessing with the scale each morning and I have decided that I am driving myself crazy this week. Stupid goals! I am going to stop doing that RIGHT NOW. It doesn't make next Sunday come any faster and I already know that I'm going to meet my goal eventually anyways. ... Thu, 9 May 2013 12:15:19 EST So close. So far away. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346306 Today is weigh-in day for me and I am 3.5 pounds down this week! Before you all remind me that 3.5 is too much to be a healthy weight loss, I gained .5 pounds last week because of period bloating. I average a four week period together to make sure I'm okay and this last four weeks saw a loss of about 1.75 pounds per week which is perfect. It is a very good idea to look over your weight loss for a month because weight loss is inconsistent and there are variables like bloating/water retention, ... Sun, 5 May 2013 13:46:49 EST Confessions: Why I am Obese. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338402 There are many excuses as to why people are fat, but none apply to me. I can't even pretend that they do. I do not have a thyroid problem, or a general hormone problem. I am not immobile in that I cannot move or exercise. I am actually quite good at exercise although I have been in better shape then I am now. My heart doesn't beat loudly in my chest and my lungs don't burn. It is my muscles that make it hard for me right now, but even those I am quickly retraining and restretching to be bette... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:54:18 EST Back on track... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332667 The scale was finally nice to me this last Sunday. I have lost a total of 10 pounds!!! Not bad, but that three week lull (and gain) was a killer. <BR> <BR> I'm up to 15 reps in Pilates... I know that isn't generally how they are done, but I'm pretty intense about them and I am trying to build my ab muscles back up after having baby last fall. <BR> <BR> Jogging is a bust. I am too heavy and too tired and too out-of-shape to jog the only path available to me in this area (or until my husband ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:06:13 EST Struggling. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324989 I started on Weight Watchers six weeks ago. The first two and a half weeks went really well, but then I had to fly across the country with my six-month old son for his surgery, then spent a few days at my parents' house which is always bad for diets, and after that spent a whole week driving my car back to Virginia from Oregon with the baby and my mother. Needless to say, my diet and exercise went to poop. I thought I might have a fresh start after my mother flew home, but I was really discou... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:48:35 EST