LESLIE8881's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LESLIE8881 LESLIE8881'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/ Week 1 - Straight Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503517 Starting a new diet is always a pain and I've had weight issues all of my adult life. I've started the Paleo Lifestyle this past Monday and already I see differences, I am not bloated, have more energy, can go longer periods of time without food and this is only day 4, I've also lost 4 pounds already which is even better, I've got a lot to lose. <BR> <BR> I was down to 214 last winter, my mother in law got sick and things kind of went by the wayside. My grandfather passed away in March o... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 13:13:44 EST Juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747269 My husband and I have started a juicing detox today! We had our "last supper" yesterday, homemade lasagna with homemade creme brulee for dessert, it was so delicious. But I'm going to juice till Friday, while eating raw fruits and veggies between juice meals. I'm a tea drinker and I take my travel mug full every morning, I didn't intend on eliminating it for a week, however, after just drinking my juice for breakfast and then drinking my tea, my stomach got upset, so I don't think I'll be ... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:02:07 EST I'M BAAAACK !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4742132 I've found myself falling into a slump, I haven't been eating as good as I should, I haven't been exercising as much, I've been down in the dumps and lazy to boot. I thought I had this whole thing down and I realized I don't, not one bit, and even though I haven't gained weight, I'm teetering on the same 5 pounds I was 8 months ago and to be honest I feel down right gross. I haven't met the goals that I've set for myself and I'm disgusted and down right dissappointed with me. I'm starting ... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:12:55 EST It feels great... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4331219 to say that I lost 50 pounds, that's the weight of my 1 and 2 year old combined! Its great, its awesome....now....onto the next 50, I would have loved to have lost all 100lbs by August 8th, as that is the day I turn 30 : (, but 50 is good and I am hoping to lose the other 50 by the end of the year, and I know that I can do it, with the help and support of my awesome hubby, family, friends and Spark Friends. <BR> <BR> On another note, my hubby just hit the 100lbs lost mark this past Tuesda... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:56:48 EST I'm starting to enjoy this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315635 I never thought I would be one to stand here and say that I actually enjoy working out. And in all honesty, the more I sit idle, the more my body hurts. When I am out walking or moving around exercising, I feel great, not one ache or pain. Now if only I could find a job that keeps me active. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:05:57 EST You know your making progress when.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4302860 ...your skinny pants are too big <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> ...people who are not close friends compliment you. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> ...you look forward to walks with the kids. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> ...you automatically grab water instead of soda <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> ...you don't mind going outside in those curve hugging tanks tops <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> ...doughnuts and cakes are a thing of the past <em>473</em> <BR> <BR> ...Fruits and veggies are a #1 snack <em>45</em> <em... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:45:58 EST Doctors Appt Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4282850 I know its probably not that normal to be excited about a doctors appointmen, but I have one today for my foot, and I am so excited I'm hoping that they do something to relieve the pain. Plantar Faciitis has to be one of the most painful things I've experienced, when I get out of bed in the AM I can't walk on it for at least 45 minutes till its starts to loosen up. I've tried all the stretches and icing it and different supportive shoes and the pain may lessen for a while but comes right ba... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 10:33:16 EST June 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4281344 Feeling good today, managed to get a workout in early before work, been eating healthy all day, and already have my recommended water consumption in ( I don't plan on stopping though). I'm working till 8 tonight but plan on getting a walk in, if weather allows. I found a good route that is about 1.25 miles and has lots of ups and downs, my plan is to do it at the least 4 times a week, if not more. So far so good here! Can't wait to start seeing that scale move again! Mon, 6 Jun 2011 17:57:17 EST So far so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4255307 Back on track for 3 days today. Doing good, lots of temptation...ice cream, egg sandwiches, butter noodles, you name it its come across my plate these past few days, but I have the will power to do this, I lost interested after I lost the first 40 pounds but I can do this again, I've got more weight to lose, I've got my head in the game now, I'm gonna do this! I've only got 80 more pounds to lose till goal, and I WILL have at least 30 of then gone by August. <em>334</em> Wed, 25 May 2011 11:00:47 EST This is it (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4252956 So I've started my week out right, ate great and got my exercise in too, walked a mile to work yesterday and now my foot is killing me, thanks to my plantar fasciitis. So I spent the night doing floor exercises. I plan on doing them again today as I really can't walk now. But today is going well too, my short term goal right now is to lose 30lbs by August, I'll be 30 and that will put me at 200lbs even which will be huge since I haven't seen that number in about 12 years. I'm getting so e... Tue, 24 May 2011 10:57:59 EST Thats it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4221229 I've gotten lazy, thats my problem! NO MORE EXCUSES! <BR> <BR> There is no reason why I can't eat healthier, I've done it before with no problems, I just didn't feel like making a weekly menu and going to the store for a whole order. Laziness! <BR> <BR> There is no reason why I can't exercise, the weather is perfect and the kids want to be outside, whats my problem.....Laziness! <BR> <BR> This is rediculous, I've been teetering back and forth for almost 2 months with the same 5 pounds... Mon, 9 May 2011 18:11:14 EST Lots of changes this month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4158803 So after being idle for a month or so, I'm making a come back!! <BR> <BR> After weeks of rediculous stress inducing incidents, I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. <BR> <BR> The work that is being done at our new house is just about complete, only have to put the counters in now. So hopefully we will be moving everything this coming weekend. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So I haven't been living a very healthy lifestyle, not that its bad, but it could be better, I haven't... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:05:30 EST Just dropping by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4124855 Hello all my friends, I just wanted to drop by to let you all know that I am still alive! I've been so busy with the 3 kids, and work, and we are currently in between houses right now, so when I am off I am at the new house painting or some other project to make it more liveable. Although I haven't been very strict with my diet, I am still being careful, of course I've seen more "slip ups" recently due to working all morning then going to the new house all afternoon and evening and just pic... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:16:34 EST I can't get out of this slump! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4081241 I've received so many compliments about how much weight I've lost and how good Iook. So why can't I get my ass in gear and keep with this? I love the compliments, I love the way I feel, I love the energy I have, I love the way my son looks and says "Wow mom, your getting skinny", whats my problem??!!?? Is it Cabin Fever getting the best of me? Maybe the stress of the past few months catching up with me? Maybe a bout of depression? I don't know, well I'm giving it my all today, I've start... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:41:25 EST Ugh, I'm slacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4072387 So this past week or so, I've felt "BLAH", I can't describe it, I just feel yucky, I haven't felt like doing much of anything, so of course I haven't exercised all week, I really haven't concentrated on what I was eating and of course I gained 2 pounds because of it. So today I am trying my hardest to start over, making sure I eat right and get some exercise in, I feel gross and I know it will make me feel better and I've just got to put my mind to it, party time is over! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:40:30 EST 4 more pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4042413 So I have 4 more pounds to go until I reach the 40 pounds lost mark, and I only have 1 pound to lose before I meet my March 1st goal, to be down to 245. Then its onto the next goal to be down to 225 by May 1. I know I can, I know I can! Wed, 23 Feb 2011 19:34:24 EST Help needed..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4035406 My scale is on the fritz for the 100th time, although I love that it tells me I am 30 pounds lighter, I know its not true, any suggestions for a good scale? Both me and my hubby are using it and my son uses it too, he's a wrestler, so its got to be a decent one. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:16:14 EST I've realized that I can do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4035143 I've been a huge stress eater most of my adult life, and as I sit here 34 pounds light, during the most stressful time of my life, I've realized that I'm not that person anymore, I don't need food to comfort me, I've got my family, my friends and all of you here on Spark for support. I love this new me, I can't wait to get to be the me I used to be, when I was 150 pounds and a size 8, I was most comfortable at that time, I was happy with myself and my life. I can't wait to introduce my kidd... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:00:25 EST 10 Reasons why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4019798 Here are my top 10 reasons for losing weight... <BR> <BR> 1. To be healthy <BR> 2. To look good <BR> 3. To be able to be more active <BR> 4. To feel sexy <BR> 5. To see my kids grow up <BR> 6. To be able to shop in normal size womens clothes <BR> 7. To set a good example for my children <BR> 8. To not see "Obese" on my medical record <BR> 9. To have a healthy BMI range <BR> 10. To be able to ride all the rides with my kids Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:18:16 EST The simple things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4017535 I bought a salad spinner today, I have to say I think I may be more excited about this then I was about my size 18 jeans! LOL I can't stand drying lettuce with paper towels, and we all know that undrained lettuce gets yucky in a day and the veggies get soggy. I can't wait to use it, yes simple things make me happy! HAHA Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:03:21 EST Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4010864 Went shopping today, I needed to buy a pair of jeans, I have tons of dress pants and even capris (doesn't help me that its 18 degrees) but I just bought a size 18, in November 2010 I was a size 24. I'm so excited. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:57:24 EST Its official..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4004749 I'm under 250 lbs!! Okay so 249 isn't that far under, but I can say I am NOT 250 pounds! LOL But I feel totally great about myself, even with the bad week I've been having due to being sick. <BR> <BR> I love it! Thats 33 pounds and 99 more to go! 150 here I come! <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 17:41:26 EST So fed up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3999501 I am so tired of this ridiculous weather already. All I want to do is get out and get the kids out for some fresh air, but if its not snowing or raining, its too damn cold. I can't wait till spring, and that darn groundhog better be right! If I don't see sunlight soon, I may freak! I'm starting to get cabin fever already and its putting me into a slump, and now I have a bad cold and stomach issues, and so I really haven't been paying attention to what I've been eating, my motto was as lon... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 22:14:57 EST Getting off track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3963732 This week has been hell, no so that something is wrong, but just trying to stay on track with food. I know what I'm supposed to be doing and for the most part I manage, but for some reason I am starting to eat more and more of the bad stuff, and I don't mean bad as in drive thru, but like Nutrigrain bars, I ate 3 today, that 390 calories and it didn't fill me, instead of sitting and eating I've been grabbing as I go, and maybe its a nervous habit, but I can't seem to kick my ass back into ge... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:27:59 EST What a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3952958 I started out my week great but slowly dwindled down by the end of the week, we've been so busy this past week, I haven't had a chance to get to the computer to track anything and so I was guessing on my calories, although I know that I didn't do to bad.....until last night, I suppose that Cheesesteak Stromboli was not within my calorie limit...Oh well, the week went well, one time now and again won't hurt, it was when I did this on a daily basis that killed me. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:04:36 EST So much for my 3 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3934450 I've got 3 pounds to lose before I hit my 30 lbs lost mark. But for the past 2 weeks, 2 of those 3 pounds have been coming and going and coming back again, its so frustrating!!! I want to sceam!!!!!! <em>28</em> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:50:15 EST Feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3920783 I am currently down to 255 lbs, the last time I saw that number on the scale was 2004, how awesome! I feel so good about myself, which just keeps me even more motivated! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 09:57:53 EST Bad weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3909552 My husband took me on a date Saturday night, I was so excited to be able to go out just the two of us without kids. We went to the Casino for dinner and had a luxurious dinner, so not condusive to our diets but it was nice to treat ourselves, and neither of us were able to finish our plates like we used to, and dessert is a thing of the past. Needless to say it didn't end there, after being at a Wrestling meet all day yesterday, we ended up ordering pizza, we had no time to get to a store a... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:24:20 EST The proof was at the mall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3898429 I went shopping today, to buy myself some jeans (my size 24s were falling off of me), I figured that I would be back into my size 22's, since thats what most of my dress pants are and that was the size I was in pre-pregnancy, much to my surprise all the 22's I tried were too big and baggy, it felt great to have to pick up the size 20 off the rack, the best part is that even in the size 20, I still have some room in the waist, something tells me that I may be going shopping again soon. LOL lov... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 21:36:15 EST I love me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3877170 Over the past 3-4 months I've realized that I was hiding inside a fat girl. I've made choices that have changed my life forever, and even though I am not at my goal, I know that I will have no problem reaching it. I've improved my health, I've improved my eating habits, I've even managed to get my hubby involved (he's already lost 30 pounds). I now have the will power to do it, I've got the support I've always longed for and now....... I love me! I kick ass! I rock! I've put my mind to ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 14:34:05 EST My Christmas Presents http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3871405 My Mom got me Just Dance and Golds Gym Workout for the WII, totally love it, the Just Dance is fun but a heck of a workout, the Golds Gym Dance Workout is awesome, you make a profile and have a personal trainer that customizes workouts for your level, it tells you how many calories you've burned when done, and even has little games that help you burn even more, I love it! My next step is to get the WII Fit, gonna treat myself when I get my tax return. Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:42:57 EST I survived Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3863851 Well I manged to get through without any issues! Needless to say I worried for nothing, everyone was happy. I am so happy its over though, I can now relax and concentrate on some other issues we have going on right now, but its not an issue, we have our solution, its just time to make it happen. I feel relief and after this week I should feel like a new person, I can't wait to start the new year off on the right foot. I will finally be able to be myself again and stop letting the BS get m... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 23:09:37 EST I resisted..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3854776 homemade cottage cheese cookies....ugh they have to be my all time favorite cookie, right next to my mom's sugar cookies. I am saving myself for Christmas Eve, we have a huge traditional Polish dinner on Christmas Eve and I do plan to indulge then. Oh the temptation of the holidays...thank goodness I have will power this time around! Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:22:37 EST Time for a new scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3853032 It hasn't seen this much action in years! With me, my hubby and my son (for wrestling purposes) we've killed it, although I would love if what it says was true, I know its not, its been on the fritz for a week now, telling us we're 30 lbs lighter then what we are. So I guess I will be treating myself after Christmas. Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:41:21 EST Wow its cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3834550 I would have loved to bundle the kids and get out for a walk today, but boy is that sun deceiving, its has to be 20 something with a wind chill of 10, its parka, hat, scarf and glove weather, I can't take the kids out in this. I can't wait for Spring when I can just plop them in the stroller and go. <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Dec 2010 14:43:55 EST Bye bye temptation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3832057 Today I was tempted by homemade fudge. Oh who can resist the sweet creamy milk chocolatey taste of homemade fudge.........OH I DID!!! I resisted, kicked it to the curb, no way, not today, not this girl, I made a promise to myself to get healthy and damn it thats what I'm doing!!! Bye bye homemade fudge, maybe on Christmas Day we will meet again, but today you will not defeat me! Wed, 8 Dec 2010 12:19:54 EST I'm torn.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3829701 ...on wether I like my hubby eating healthy with me or not, the man lost 13 pounds in a week, it took me 5 weeks to lose 15. I know men lose quicker but jeez! No honestly I am happy about it though, its so nice to have the whole house eating healthy, if only I could get the kids off of chicken nuggets and fish sticks we should be good. This just gives me a reason to be more competitive, lol. Tue, 7 Dec 2010 11:09:17 EST LLS Week 6 weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3827695 I can't believe we are this far into it already. But I've lost 2.8 pounds, weighing in at 266.4, getting right back on track! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l188711784.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The pic isn't that great I'm having problems with my camera flash. <BR> <BR> See you all next week, have a great week! Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:35:48 EST Day 3 with hubby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3824497 Today is the third day that my husband has been counting calories with me, its going very well, he watches what I'm eating, which may get annoying at times, but when I do go to grab that questionable something, he calls me out, this is so what I need along with the support of my Spark friends, I've got this! Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:03:02 EST So Happy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3821343 My husband has finally joined me. He's watching his calories, I love it, this is so what I needed, I have the great support from my Spark friends, but it makes it all so much easier now that my hubby is on board. Between us, we can strive to lose 200 pounds (100 each), thats a whole person plus! I'm so excited! Fri, 3 Dec 2010 10:06:11 EST Why lose weight??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3819476 Here are my top 10 reasons to lose weight... <BR> <BR> 1. For my health, I've been diagnosedwith HBP that can be controlled by losing weight. <BR> 2. I want to set a good example for my children, I want to teach them to make healthy decisions. <BR> 3. I want to be able to walk without getting out of breath <BR> 4. I want to shop in the regular size womens department <BR> 5. I want to feel sexy <BR> 6. I want to look sexy <BR> 7. I want to be comfortable in a bathing suit <BR> 8. I want to ... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 13:00:39 EST LLS Week 5 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3813184 Well with Thanksgiving and that time of the month combined into 1 week, I have to say losing .4 pounds came as a surprise. So glad that I didn't gain, even though I feel like I should be 20 pounds heavier. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l400405765.jpg"> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:38:40 EST LLS Week 4 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3800136 I have to say that I'm proud of myself, I'm not trying as hard as I probably could, just glad to finally see that scale below 270, thats major for me, haven't seen that in probably 2 years, and on a lighter note, I'm going to repaint my toenails this week. WOO HOO <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913681099.jpg"> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:16:37 EST Can't wait.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3791754 Its such a great feeling to be in my pre-pregnancy clothes, and I don't mean the clothes I wore a year ago, I mean 2 pregnancies ago, 3 years ago! They fit perfect right now, they aren't tight and they aren't loose, but I can't wait to put them on one day and they're too big. I can't wait to shop in the regular womens department, and get all those great clothes and great deals, can't wait to buy clothes because I love the style and not just because they fit. I just can't wait to be me agai... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:32:54 EST Last Loser Standing Week 3 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3786461 Hey all, here is my weigh in for this week, down 2 more pounds...WOO HOO! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802955886.jpg"> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:35:03 EST Thrilled to say.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3772431 Today I am wearing pre-pregnancy pants!!! Can't wait till they are too big! LOL Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:15:38 EST Last Loser Standing Week 2 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3770054 Down 3 pounds since last week..>Woo Hoo!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l458809430.jpg"> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 11:35:25 EST Last Loser Standing Week 1 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3755568 Here it is, my week 1 weigh in. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l401399553.jpg"> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 22:06:00 EST Strep Throat AAAHHH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3747414 Last week I was doing so good, felt great, was energized, it was great. Next thing I know BAAAMMM!!! It hits me, out of no where, Strep Throat. It started Saturday, and just got worse over the next day or two, I called the doctor and got meds and as of today I feel great but my diet sure did suffer, it was a matter of getting anything into me, my main concern was if I could swallow it or not. The best part about it though, is that I am ready to get right back on the bike and do it again! ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 22:56:17 EST Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3732714 So after a week of going at this, I still have yet to master my eating habits and cravings, however, I've been taking my meds and vitamins everyday and I really feel good, I've actually managed to get out of bed by 6:30, and basically have the kids dressed, fed and out to school, myself showered and the hosuework done, all before 9:30 AM, I have really managed to get some energy back, I feel great! I know that I have a lot more to accomplish, but at this rate, I know I won't have a problem Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:50:48 EST