LILLILYNN's SparkPeople Blog LILLILYNN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community OMG The last couple months have sucked. I didn't finish the soup diet, I forgot how sick it makes me. I really want to stick with this, but every time I get into it something happens to screw it all up. I'm back again though, and my husband might be joining me. It will be easier for me if I have someone to help me push through all the crap that comes along. Also, I've been in a bit of a funk. My ex is trying to get a job in Oklahoma. He has primary residential custody of our daughter so she would... Wed, 8 May 2013 11:44:17 EST Cabbage soup diet:Day 2 Two bowls of soup, half a bag of salad greens, a very large salad at Village Inn, and a baked potato. No dressing on the salads, and just a little bit of butter on the spud. Tomorrow is fruit and veggies with the soup. Can't wait till day five, I get meat. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:52:53 EST Cabbage soup diet:Day 1 This is actually for yesterday, but my kids kept me busy so I didn't get around to it. I ate four bowls of the cabbage soup, one cantaloupe (the whole thing), one can of peaches (in juice), 2/3 can of pineapple tidbits (in juice), and a rather large handful of red grapes. Today is veggies and soup. Let's see how much I can eat. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:14:45 EST Trying something new I am going to try the cabbage soup diet. I did it like 4 or 5 years ago and lost 7 pounds. I'm going to do it again to see if I can kick start this weight lose thing. I've been eating right and exercising for about a month now and I've gained 5 pounds. I haven't been exercising as much as I should, but I'm getting better about it. Maybe if I do this and actually see some results it will motivate me some more. I'm feeling kind of defeated by the weight gain. I don't know why I gain weight when... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:10:21 EST stressful day So I've been eating fine today, and I did a twenty minute strength training video. But my kids have been unholy terrors for the last two days. I was going to take them to the park to play cuz it's super nice outside, but they refused to take naps. I told them, no naps no park. I can't go back on my word there. So they were upset about that, on top of being cranky because they haven't taken naps in two days. I'm starting to get cranky myself. I'm still living with my parents (along with my bro... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:12:17 EST vacation So my husband took his week of vacation last week, which is why I wasn't on at all last week. I don't even want to think about my calorie intake. And how do you even use the tracker when you eat at a chinese buffet? Anyway......I'm back, yet again. My ankle is still killing me, but I can't put exercise off any longer. I will just have to listen to my body and know when to take a break. It's going to be slow going, but at least it will be going. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:04:17 EST always check the label Not a good food day. I bought a salad at walmart, one of those premade packaged things. I didn't look at the label, cuz, you know....salad. I ate it and put it in my tracker...I think it had 20g of fat. After that I kinda gave up for the day. I ate mostly healthy foods, but I knew I was going to go over on my fats.I did not however expect to go over on my calories, but I did. But, tomorrow is a new day, and I will never buy a salad again without checking the label. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:06:15 EST help I always seem to be running low on my daily carbs. So when I try to get the last of the carbs I need for the day, I end up going over my fat and/or my calories for the day. Does anyone else have this problem? How do I solve it? Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:16:53 EST I'm back...again Okay, I'm done being sick. And the power is back on. And the internet is back on. And now I'm back on :) The last week has been crazy, thanks to the weather gods. But, I'm back in the saddle and ready to lose this weight. Hoping to get into a water aerobics class soon. I prefer low impact, and that fits the bill. I also figure it will be a good baby step for me. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:56:52 EST I feel like poop So, as some of you have gathered...I am ill. Haven't had much of an appetite, but I've been trying to eat. I almost ate enough today, but I was low on carbs and protein. I would find a healthy snack to top it off, but I don't want to eat anymore. I'm going to go slam some alkaseltzer and go to bed. My niece asked if the little one could stay the night with her tonight, that means I can just sleep and sleep and sleep. Until 7:30 when my body is used to waking up so it will anyway. But at least... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:06:26 EST I hate being sick I'm not going to be very productive for the next few days. I probably won't be eating much, as I don't have much of an appetite. I will try to keep it healthy when I do eat though. I don't have the energy or the balance right now to do much moving, let alone exercising. Hopefully this won't last long. This happens every time I get serious about losing weight. I start exercising and watching what I eat, and within a week.....I'm sick. After I kick whatever bug I had, I just go back to not car... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:53:20 EST blog entry I am now entering today's blog. I don't really have anything to report. Except maybe that I probably shouldn't have eaten any of the girls' cake pops. I have a cake addiction that I thought I could control. I was wrong. Tomorrow snacks are fruit and veggies, no cake for Mommy! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:08:43 EST snow So I almost ditched my car on the way to pick up the hubby from work. At least the kids were at the house with my mom. I also ran into a curb on the way to pick up my oldest from her dad this morning. So glad I don't have to drive anymore today. I wish the baby wasn't sick or I would take them both outside to play in it. Other than that, it's been an uneventful day. How was your day? Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:35:24 EST Second entry today I know I've done this already today, but I'm back. I just wanted to post my intentions, mostly so I can get my goals where I can see them. As of today, I am going to start eating better. As of today, I am going to start stretching on a daily basis. As of March 1st I am going to start exercising or doing some sort of physical activity on a daily basis. I sprained my ankle, that's why I'm waiting. My main source of exercise will be walking and I don't want to rush my ankle. I figured if I start... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:04:17 EST I don't know So tired of being fat and depressed. I don't have room to work out. I don't have room period. Still living with my parents. It's been over a year now. I still don't have a job, which means no money, which means I can't afford to move out. My ex is still an ass. Basically my life hasn't changed at all, and all I want is to change everything. Life sucks a lot right now. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:37:20 EST