LEESIANNA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEESIANNA LEESIANNA'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/ On the rollercoaster... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754450 So, in the last four months, I have: <BR> -Moved across the country from Virginia to California with just my dog, knowing nobody <BR> -Started a brand-new job <BR> -Purchased and moved into a new house <BR> -Transferred my Jazzercise instructor certification to the new region and started teaching at the ungodly hour of 5:45 am <BR> <BR> AND... <BR> <BR> -I haven't touched SparkPeople in three months! <BR> -I work with people who want to go out to lunch at least twice a week, and who are ver... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 14:01:17 EST I need to find my momentum again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675152 Wow, this last month has been BAD. And good in other ways, but BAD in terms of health and diet. I'm writing this to just vent and get my thoughts down in writing so that I can hopefully find some motivation. <BR> <BR> I just moved from Virginia to California. The last week of March, I jumped in the car with the dog and spent 5 days driving across the country. It was fun, but it also means that I was totally sedentary (NO exercise) and I was eating poorly. <BR> <BR> I get to California, alm... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:27:27 EST The slow leak...help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307295 I know many of us have done this, and I am trying to nip it in the bud. I have been diligent about tracking all food, exercise, etc. since the beginning of 2013. Over the last month I have started to see a trend. <BR> <BR> My total daily calories are creeping up and up. Just a little bit one day, a little bit the next. I go over my max one day and say it is OK, there is always tomorrow - but that is happening more and more. Too many days over the maximum. <BR> <BR> Am I making excuses? May... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 10:11:38 EST Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301828 Yesterday I made some bad eating choices. I made the choice to order chicken fingers instead of soup/salad. I made the choice to clear my plate. And I made the choice to go way over my allotment for calories. <BR> <BR> Then, this morning, I had my Kashi cereal for breakfast, and went to enter it into the tracker. It is such a delightful feeling to look at that blank food tracker and see that it is a whole new day! The bad choices are behind me, and I have a whole new set of choices to make t... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:20:05 EST Obstacles and successes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301074 So far this year (2013) I have been setting small, short-term goals, and have reached them so far. 5lbs in January, 5lbs in February, 5lbs in March. I am almost there - but I don't know if I will make it to 160 before the end of this month. I had minor surgery this month, and I have not been exercising at all for three weeks, and I am starting to feel really guilty. I have to tell myself that it is OK to recover from surgery and take a break! Do you think the jolt back into Jazzercise this we... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:21:52 EST I fell off the wagon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3731981 I am hoping that starting to blog will keep me focused again, even. If nobody reads this. Over the last month or so I have not been really good about sticking to my goals. I had lost 15 but had plateaued - I was hovering at the same place and I can see why. I would have about 3 days per week when I would surpass my calorie goals. <BR> <BR> In the last two weeks it has all gone down the drain. I have been overeating just like I used to. Business travel, dinner dates, my birthday, wedding... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 22:40:21 EST