LINDAGAGS's SparkPeople Blog LINDAGAGS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Today is the 35th Anniversary of my 21st Birthday! Today I turn 56. This is going to be a tough year for me. It is the age my dad was when he died. I'm determined to not have that happen to me. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:58:46 EST Starting the year off right with a New Life resolution After getting a good night's sleep (got to bed at 4 but didn't get up until 10:45), I had a healthy breakfast and did a Pilates abs video. Now I intend to go for a walk. <BR> <BR> I weighed in and did measurements that did not please me. I knew I was slipping, but didn't realize how far. I have got to turn that around. <BR> <BR> I have 7 weeks before I leave for Hawaii. I would like to be at 160 or less by then. That is approximately 2 pounds per week. A lofty goal, but I am up fo... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:52:49 EST Day 1, Starting Over Day 1, starting over. <BR> <BR> After losing over 40 pounds, I got myself completely off diabetes medication. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I reached a plateau and got very discouraged. I have gained back 15 pounds and am afraid when I see the doctor next month he will want to put me back on medication. I am determined this time to stick with it and make sure my diabetes stays under control. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:26:45 EST Six Month Plateau I've been in a major slump. My plateau has now lasted 6 months. I just can't seem to get the scale to move. A few pounds up, a few pounds down but consistently hovering around 145. It started to depress me. <BR> <BR> However, I just looked over my stats for the last year and can see how far I've come. I got a boost just to see in print where I used to be and know I'll never go there again. There may be ups and downs, but that's life. I fully intend to enjoy the journey. Mon, 5 Jul 2010 12:03:42 EST Renewed Commitment I've reached a plateau. After losing 40 pounds in 6 months, I have stayed at the same weight for 2. It has me frustrated which has led me to skip tracking and not be so careful with my portions. Therefore, on this first day of March, I am renewing my commitment to SparkPeople and to myself. My goal is to lose 5 more pounds by Easter. That's just 1 pound a week. I'm looking forward to getting reacquainted with the 130s for the first time in 25 years. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 09:12:20 EST Feeling Good About Myself I think maybe it's because I am finally wearing clothes that fit (thanks to all my Christmas presents), but today at work I got so many compliments about how much weight I have lost and how much healthier and happier I look. <BR> <BR> Of course, that makes me wonder "just how bad did I look?" But I don't want to dwell on that, I want to bask in the glow of success. I still have 15 pounds to go, but with that kind of feedback, I know I'll make it. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 20:30:20 EST Big Change from 2009 and Realistic Goals for 2010 I have never blogged, journaled orwritten a diary before (I was the type of person who got a diary for Christmas, excitedly wrote in it on New Year's Day and never opened it again) but that is something else I would like to change this year. <BR> <BR> So much changed for me in 2009. I was diagnosed with diabetes in June and it was a major wake-up call. The thought of sticking myself with a needle terrifies me. It got me serious about getting healthy and devoting myself to SparkPeople (I h... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:20:13 EST