LIBRARYCAT's SparkPeople Blog LIBRARYCAT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Resisted the Temptation! I am so proud of myself! Although I was hungry while I was out and about running some errands I DID NOT turn into McDonalds and get chocolate chip cookies. I don't know why they are a mini addiction of mine. I discovered them while I was pregnant and ever since then I turn into McDonalds almost every time I drive by, but not today! Just knowing that I could resist them gave me that much more motivation. <BR> <BR> And.... I weighed myself today and I've lost several pounds! The motivators... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 21:26:48 EST 2 days in a row! I was able to workout 2 days in a row. That is a big accomplishment for me and I am so proud of myself for making the time. Not easy considering my "to do" list was HUGE! I am going to weigh myself tomorrow and hopefully my extra efforts has helped me make a little progress. Wed, 8 Dec 2010 20:49:24 EST Time to lose the baby weight A year a half ago I won our family weight loss challenge and earned $450 for it! But a few months later I got pregnant and used that as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted. I gain 45 lbs. and I am now right back where I started:(. My husband is way for 2 months and I am going to try to make some noticeable changes in my weight and my fitness level before he returns. I am sure a slimmer and more fit wife will be a pleasant surprise when he gets home! Focusing on clean eating (I usually do, ... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 20:32:58 EST One more day! Only one more day until we weigh-in at family reunion and I can't wait. Not because I am excited to see how much I lost compared to my family (although I am excited about that), but because I can a have a few cheat days and not feel so guilty. I am not going to pig out, mind you, but I am going to enjoy my vacation:) Wed, 24 Jun 2009 19:07:44 EST Family weight loss goal This week at our family reunion, we have to weigh-in for our friendly family weight loss motivator we started in January. We were all supposed to try to lose at least 10% of our starting body weight. I have lost about 15% and I am hoping I can make that go up before Thursday. The only bummer is, I am a little bloated this week, so who knows what the scale will say. I don't think the rest of my family was as successful, which is kind of disappointing. All of us could have used a little weight... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 21:26:13 EST Couldn't get to my trainer. Just as I was about to walk out the door and get into my car to go meet with my trainer, I realized that everyone else had taken the cars and I was stuck at home. I called to apologize and reschedule, but I still feel bad. The only good thing is my guilt made me workout at home even harder. <BR> <BR> I am not able to meet with her tomorrow or Wednesday either, so I'm hoping we can work something out for the rest of the week. She is the reason I have been able to stay on track and keep losin... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:02:32 EST I love salads! I have received a lot of great responses from my Broccoli Salad that I posted in Sparkrecipes and I have decided that I will try to have a delicious new salad in my fridge everyday. I love my broccoli salad, but I know I will want a variety. I have a hard time getting enough fruits and veggies lately, so this will really help me reach my 6 freggies goal. Yeah for salads:) Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:13:38 EST Yesterday was a junk food day. So i have no idea how many calories I ate or how many sugar cookies I had, but the number is way too many! Today it is just lots of veggies and soup. Gotta make up for that calorie overload. Good thing I am calorie cycling! I also need to drink more water-yesterday I had lots of diet soda and it just made me thirstier. My DH tells me that I should have soda in the house, but then he tells me I drink too much soda and should drink more water. Well DH, no more soda in the house-Sorry. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:22:07 EST day 3-good I am still keeping up with my calorie count, but I am really worried about tomorrow. I have a family reunion and I know I will sit there and eat mindlessly unless I really watch out. I know my family will have tons of food and all of it will be yummy, so I think I will allow myself a little bit, but I need to be careful to not go overboard. Wish me luck:) Fri, 9 Jan 2009 21:57:52 EST back at the grind Ok, once the weather turned cold, all my healthy habits died and I have extra tummy fluff to show for it, so I am back at it. I started today off well with oatmeal, blueberries and yogurt and I am bringing a very healthy lunch with me to work. I am also going to pack some good snacks since the break room is always filled with JUNK and I am sure that has add to my tummy. I am hoping I can stick with this because I really want to fit into my cute clothes for work again. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 10:17:48 EST Run my first 5K I have been training to run my first 5K in two weeks. I am so excited and it has made working out less of a task and more of a goal I can reach. I have lost 2 lbs since I started running and I think I have gained a lot of muscle because I fit into pants I haven't worn in a while and some of my regular pants are too loose. WOOHOO! I am going to try to run another one over the 4th of July and a 10K in October. I can do this and I am so excited about running:) Fri, 30 May 2008 14:27:43 EST Back on track-I think. OK-I have have got to lose this weight. I have my 10 year high school reunion in 2 months and I don't want to look 40lbs. heavier than when I graduated. I really have gained 40 lbs in ten years and I am so disgusted with myself:( I have been doing at least 30 minutes of cardio 5-6 days a week for 3 weeks and I have been super diligent about making wise and healthy food choices. No meat and very little cheese, tons of veggies and fruit and lots and lots of water. I weighed myself this mor... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:48:57 EST Junk food= weight loss? Okay, so I have not been eating very healthy lately. The past week I have not had a single meal that I have cooked unless you count the rice I made myself last night and that wasn't really a healthy meal either. I have been eating chocolate candies of every kind, cream cheese mashed potatoes, crescent rolls loaded with butter, way too much cheese, and tons of chips. <BR> Okay, now for the crazy part...I have lost a pound. I am almost affraid to record the weight loss because I can't beli... Fri, 28 Dec 2007 09:17:59 EST Bad weekend! I ate so much junk this weekend! I didn't even want to enter my food because I knew that it was a ton of empty calories. The only thing about this weekend that makes me feel less guilty is the fact that we had an ice storm on Saturday, so I spend the ENTIRE day cleaning my house-hardcore, crazy clean! I must have been burning some calories because I was in a tank and shorts and sweating and my DH was cold and tried to turn up the heat. <BR> I was so disappointed in myself, that this mor... Mon, 3 Dec 2007 09:56:03 EST I lost a pound!!!! I lost a pound!!! I can't say it enough, I was totally giggly last night when I came home from the gym. I am even going to count the tenths of pounds because that made me feel even better. 1.3 sounds bigger than 1, so I am going track every last bit. I think the early morning exercise must be paying off. I hope I can keep it up, it is hard to wake up, but if I know that I am losing weight with it, I think I can keep doing it. Yeah, me! Fri, 9 Nov 2007 09:12:24 EST I love belly dancing This morning I did some belly dancing that was on Fit TV and now the sides of my abs totally hurt. I didn't think it was doing that much when I was dancing. Even though I am completely uncoordinated, I was almost able to follow along and dance. I am sure just moving around trying to keep up was calorie burning enough. I am headed to the gym tonight to play on the eliptical and weigh myself. That stupid scale better give me some good news because I have totally rocked at eating right and ... Thu, 8 Nov 2007 13:20:31 EST Going by the Gym's scale So I decided to go by the gym's scale, since my cheap scale doesn't seem to be right. I weighed myself last night and it still said 130.6 lbs. I have gotten up early everyday for the past 5 days to work out and I even got food poisoning on Sunday and threw-up my breakfast, and I still haven't lost any weight. I am so frustrated! What am I doing wrong? Ever since I discovered my scale was off I have been more motivated than ever to lose the weight, but nothing seems to be happening. I ea... Mon, 5 Nov 2007 13:27:46 EST I hate my gym's scale Okay, so yesterday after I worked out, i went and weighed myself on the gym's digital scale. I just found it, so I hadn't use it before. According to that piece of junk, I weigh 130.6 lbs! According to the new scale I have at home that I just bought about 5 weeks ago, I weight 122.3 lbs. I was so upset when I left the gym, that it was all I could do to keep from crying. Is the scale I have at home wrong, or is it the one at the gym? I hope it the one at the gym, but I am sure it is an e... Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:40:16 EST Funnel cakes are evil I did okay on Saturday, but Sunday I was so bad. I ate bagels and funnels cakes and chocolate chip cookies and ice cream, and not a single fruit or vegetable all day long! I am going to work twice as long today to make myself feel a little less guilty. No wonder my tummy hurt when I went to bad last night:( I am not going to let one day bring me down. I will just pretend I ate healthy that day and keep going. At least I did a lot of walking on Sunday, so it wasn't a total waste of a day. Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:15:35 EST I won't let my weekend ruin my goals! I always eat junk on the weekends, even when I plan not to. This weekend my sisters are coming into town and we are going to go out on Saturday night. All 3 of us are on Sparkpeople, so hopefully we can encourage each other not to eat garbage and ruin our diet goals, but I am afraid it will happen anyway. Then our parents are coming down on Sunday and we are all going to take my niece to the pumpkin patch. I am sure we will eat junk there too. I know I will have to be far more diligent a... Fri, 26 Oct 2007 10:52:51 EST Candy and doughnuts are bad:( With all this halloween candy everywhere, I can hardly control myself and not buy those reese's pumpkins. They have so much pb in them, YUMMMMM! Then my co-worker brought doughnuts yesterday, I had 2, shame:( Why is junk food so easy to eat and so easy to get. Why don't they fruit shops and veggie shops like they have doughnut shops? duh, nevermind. I am just getting really frustrated that I have finally gotten back on track just at the time of year that high calorie, high sugar, high f... Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:09:46 EST Lost 1 Pound I am so excited that I have finally broken my never ending plateau and lost a pound! I have been walking so much more because of this nice weather. I am hoping I can keep this up even thought the weather is supposed to get colder later this week. I also hope I do not eat too much Easter candy. I will really need to focus on my food intake for the next few weeks, especially if the weather gets cold and I can't go outside and walk. I will need to do a DVD or something. I am so excited that... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 20:22:30 EST Got my Daddy on SparkPeople! I am so excited: I set my Dad up with SparkPeople and he is using it!!! Ever since we moved to our small midwest town, he has slowly gained weight and his cholesterol has not been so hot. I think it has to do with the stress from his job and the little old ladies who randomly bring over carmel rolls (although I must admit I love those things!) Now with the holidays I know that people will be bringing over TONS of Christmas goodies and the only thing that will be healthy is the occasional f... Tue, 5 Dec 2006 18:00:36 EST Working out daily and feeling great! For the past week I have been able to get a workout in every single day. I am usually so busy form morning to night that I am exausted, but this week I have had a little extra time and made a big effort to get up earlier in the morning, so that I can get some fitness time in. I am feeling great about it! I have maintained 124 for about 2 weeks, but I am feeling confident that I will lose some more with this excellecnt habit I have formed. I am so proud of myself:) Fri, 10 Nov 2006 08:32:37 EST Weight Gain :( I weighed myself this morning and I have gained 3 lbs. I am hoping that it is just water weight and it will go away, but I have not been eating as healthy as I should and I have been using the bad weather as an excuse not to workout as much., so I think it is fat. I am more determined than ever to get back on track, because I just bought new winter clothes for the school year and they need to fit! Wish me luck. I think I am going to need it. Sat, 21 Oct 2006 17:29:56 EST This is a giant plateau:( I have still not lost any more weight. I know I am making healthy food choices and I am doing cardio two three times a week, but I have not dropped a pound since July. I am feeling better about myself and my skin looks great, but still no weight loss. This is getting really frustrating. Wed, 4 Oct 2006 18:10:40 EST The start of school The school year has started and I have gone back to work. I thought it would help me in my weight loss since I would not be around food all day and I could not snack whenever I wanted to. Unfortunately I havenot lost weight in almost two months and I have barely had time to exercise. I still need to work on bring my lunch to school, since the school lunches are really not that low in fat or that healthy. I still have a lot to work on, but I know I have making healthy choices even if I hav... Sat, 9 Sep 2006 14:55:08 EST Family Reunion After coming home from my family reunion, I was happy to see that I had not gained any weight! I didn't lose weight, but I succeeded in not gaining any. That was a big worry. I ate tons of veggies and got in more exercise than normal, and I am very happy that I didn't take any steps backward:) Sun, 6 Aug 2006 12:45:40 EST I Have the Sweetest Husband! My husband came home yesterday after being gone for 3 weeks and the first thing he said was "You are looking beautiful!" He has notice the few pounds I have lost and the fact that my skin is looking great now that I have been eating healthier. He is sooo wonderful and sweet. I love that man! Sun, 30 Jul 2006 22:08:25 EST I love my scale:) After several days of not working out and eating not as healthy as I should, I have lost another pound. At least that is what my scale says and I think I believe it because some "too tight pants" fit now! I know this trend won't continue if I keep up this pattern, but it sure was nice to step on my scale this morning and see "123"! Sun, 23 Jul 2006 21:27:50 EST No weight gain! After a week on vacation down in San Antonio, TX, I am very happy to find that I did not gain any weight, but instead I lost one pound! I was so worried that being forced to eat out for every meal would add back the pounds, but I really paid attention to what I ordered and with all the walking we did around the city, I was able to stay on track! Yeah for me! :) Mon, 17 Jul 2006 23:24:52 EST