LEEZERFACE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEEZERFACE LEEZERFACE'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/ Rice-asm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169383 I must dedicate this post to rice. Why? Because I haven't eating rice in.....ages. Months, maybe all year, strictly because I'm finding cutting carbs reasonably has been making some good changes to my body and I haaa-ate counting calories. It's like, writing about having an "O" while you're actually having one. Ruins all the sexy fun. So I just sort of eat less in general and tend towards less carbs. Nothing crazy because I'm not that consistent, but I'm halfway to goal. But last nigh... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:27:47 EST White flag http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881134 So many pieces to put together. I run from fire to fire in my life. I get distracted. I get exhausted. I get discouraged. I need help. I feel as if I don't have enough time, energy, or money to take care of my life. Things are falling apart all around me, and I stand here in the middle of it, wide-eyed and frozen. Where is my life raft? Mon, 14 May 2012 15:22:17 EST Not losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4642104 Just not losing it. Lost 5 pounds and hit a plateau already? I'm at a crossroads here. What should I do? Part of me is toying with the idea of upping my fitness minutes to about 90/day just to see what happens, and not worrying at all about weight, because strong and healthy is the holy grail after all. Part of me wants to water fast just. to. lose. 10. pounds. fer. chrissakes. <BR> <BR> My body is such a pound sucker. I stay within every diet and I gain or stay the same. Usually gain... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:46:38 EST Reaching out when things go wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4639530 September 2, 2010. The day I was told I had cancer. Very early, stage 0 breast cancer, so curable it’s hardly cancer. We humans with our adaptable minds. It’s so quick and easy to go from every day concerns and goals to “I could actually die” to “chances are I won’t die of this” and that is enough to go on. Chances are good. <BR> <BR> I was always the one tongue-tied when I heard of others’ bad news that I wouldn’t call. I'd think about them constantly yet be unable to reach out in any real ... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 01:50:56 EST Mammogram one year after diagnosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624605 Got the reminder letter a few days ago telling me that it's time to schedule another mammogram. Last year, mid-September, I had the routine mammogram that most likely saved my life. They discovered cancer in my left breast in the very early stages. It was out of the blue. There were no lumps. I didn't feel sick or anything, but what followed was a surreal journey of appointments, medical protocols, radiation treatments and crazy-inducing hormone suppressant drugs. You almost have no time... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:14:25 EST Hello December http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4607834 December is usually the month where all my side jobs ramp up and my own health and welfare and mental stability takes a nose dive. But THIS December, I'm: <BR> <BR> Going to make exercise my top priority and get back in the groove <BR> But not going to go crazy with the food because "I earned it" <BR> Do the 28 Day Bootcamp <BR> Finish the Bridge to 10K running program. Then start working towards actually completing a 10K in 60 minutes <BR> Exercise at least 30 minutes a day except Fridays... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:39:53 EST What's different? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4606073 What's going to make this diet effort be any different than any other diet I've been on? There are always the falling downs and the getting ups. You slide back when you fall, you fight to reclaim lost ground when you get up. But so far, this looks the same to me. I've never totally given up on being healthy, although I have had some intense health problems. But the baton has eluded me. <BR> <BR> What will make this one come out differently? Consistency? Less time between the downs and... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:21:52 EST You are already perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4579658 It's just your body you are trying to change. That's not you. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:21:57 EST The Hunger Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4576859 I'm saying out loud that I am on the Hunger Diet. I'm hungry now. Which is okay. To me, hunger means my body is feeding on itself, right? Bon Appetite! <BR> <BR> So, yesterday I was hungry for quite a bit of the day, curiously stayed within my points range, and lost weight. Sad but true. Hunger is my barometer that I'm doing it right. Am I the only one with that dirty little secret? <BR> <BR> I will worry about the exercise later. I mean, I will still do it, but not with the intensi... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 18:50:25 EST Counting calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573392 Counting calories kind of stresses me out. Why am I so resistant to it? What I want to do is just exercise my ass off and eat healthy foods that I like and have that work. But I know that never equates to weight loss for me, probably because of fat content, portions or whatever. I've learned a lot from the nutrition tracker, but I'm not quite sure where to go from here. Tracking meals takes all the fun out of it. I did complete my first 5K which was fun, and in the post-race picture I l... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 19:02:36 EST First 5K this Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561688 In 5 days, I will be doing something I've wanted to do for a long time: run a 5K. I've already completed the C25K program and am currently working on the Bridge to 10K, but this will be the first time in years I will be running on anything other than a treadmill, maybe decades! I'm hoping I finish in under an hour and not fall down. Besides that, I'm very excited. The weather here in Sacramento has been beautiful, mid-70s, glorious fall days. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:34:22 EST