LINDSEYGRACE51's SparkPeople Blog LINDSEYGRACE51's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A Fresh Start I restarted Weight Watchers because that seems to be what works for me. <BR> <BR> So I am trying this again. I have gotten more off track on taking care of my body than I ever have before. I am motivated right now though so I am trying to make the best of it and work on this aspect of my life finally! <BR> <BR> I went and I looked at my weight charts for my whole history on WW. I am so disappointed in myself! Not only was I only 10lbs away from my healthy body weight, I was unhappy wi... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:13:45 EST Down, While on an Upswing So I realized it's been several weeks since I have logged in. Life has been crazy. It had this lull for a while, where it was hard, but it stayed in one place. Now that things are moving financially again, life has picked up pace! What is that all about. Now it's a matter of which bill to pay, I just want to get it all out of the way, I don't want to be patient, I want stability now! <BR> <BR> I gained a little weight back. Kid's birthday. I didn't do too well with all the sugar. I... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:36:15 EST Stress I have been so stressed this last week. I couldn't even eat. That never happens to me! Food tasted bland and my stomach would hurt when I put food in it! The problem seems to be getting resolved, but it is still stressful. Just before all the stress hit me, the kids and I had a bad case of the stomach flu. So in a matter of a week we had the flu, had this super stressful weekend and then my oldest started her pre-k class this Monday. <BR> With all of that, I somehow managed to lose two ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:46:24 EST Today Is Good After lots of stress and almost complete financial ruin, my husband got a job! A really well paying job! And we got the first paycheck today. I celebrated! I went to Costco! I didn't go crazy. Just buying kiwis and a Halloween costume for my daughter, amongst some other assorted groceries was celebration enough. I almost bought some steak, but with this job being across the country, I couldn't bring myself to have a celebratory dinner without my husband by my side. So downfall, he is ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:44:17 EST Staying Strong so Far In my attempt to not have a diet coke or any caffeine, I have made it almost a week. I have definitely hit a point this afternoon where I am needing a lift. That is what got me in the habit in the first place, mid afternoon droop, needing a break, needing something to get me through. That's usually when I crack open a can. I am like a total addict for diet coke and diet dr pepper. I have another dip down at bed time, and on really bad days, I admit, I have been known to open another can.... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 17:54:41 EST One Healthy Goal at a Time... Okay people, so I have been having a hard time with food. I like to eat. Especially when I am sad. And you know what, it's been a sad year. I have tried to get back on the band wagon, but life has seriously, seriously gotten in the way. So as I struggle, I think I have found something that I CAN do. That has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. It's been FIVE days since I had a Diet Coke. That is the longest I have gone in a few years! I have been to two parties, both with c... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 22:39:43 EST Trying to Find My Place I am trying to get back to a healthier version of myself. I am not doing so well. I've been feeling very down and discouraged. I am trying to find a happy place in all of this. These are my rambles as I try to sort some of this out and try to find a place where I fit in. <BR> <BR> There are a number of things I am trying to do to help me change how I think about eating. One of them is to not become "obsessed" with food. When I track my calories and stuff, I become obsessed. Obsessed... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:30:38 EST Try, Try Again So today is the third day of "getting back on track." I have not done well. Yesterday would have been fine if I didn't get really hungry at 10PM. I ate a healthy snack, but there was no way I was going to go with out. I couldn't do it. <BR> I know I need to get out and be more active, that is one of the factors holding me back right this second. My daughter is two and has been a HUGE handful this last week. It kind of prohibits me from even being able to shower, brush my teeth even, l... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:15:26 EST It's Just Regular Food! I'll admit, I haven't really been following the nutrition plan that spark people lays out for us. But when I actually sat down and looked at it a couple times I realized, 'I can probably do this!' <BR> <BR> I guess I've been holding myself back a little. I just want to eat what I want to eat, but in moderation. Where that is a good principle it's still been leading to problems like being hungry though eating way too many calories one day or not eating enough calories another. Not to men... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:37:06 EST Slow Movin' So I have intentions of having a productive good week. Yesterday I ate too many calories and I have not been able to dig deep enough into myself to get off my butt and work out. I can not seem to find that motivation or drive. What is it that makes that switch go from off to on that motivates you? I just feel down and lethargic. My mood is on edge and I have little patience. Maybe it's just a bad week. Hopefully I can find what it is that get's me going so I can start seeing progress a... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:50:46 EST A Good Sign My husband has been off shore for four days now. Unfortunately he was only home for nine, but in those nine I had re-gained five pounds. But lucky for me, today when I weighed myself, I had lost four of those five in the last four days! Yeah! I haven't been cutting way back or even exercising for that matter! I am glad that tomorrow will be the start of one WHOLE week of healthy eating and maybe I can start losing past my most recent low! That would be great! Man oh man, I really hope ... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 15:15:50 EST Getting Back on Track So basically for the whole month of September to the last week of October, I was ALL in. Then.... my husband came home. My husband works in the Gulf of Mexico as a Commercial Diver. His schedule is sporadic to say the least. He can be gone for two days to two months at a time. This is the way it has been since the day we got married. Unfortunately I thrive on schedules and when he comes home it takes time to get a schedule going and when he leaves it's a re-adjustment again. <BR> It's... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 21:13:09 EST