LIZZIE561's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LIZZIE561 LIZZIE561'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/ New Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660177 Hi Everyone! Just letting you know I have a new blog that I am using to chronicle my weight loss. For the next 24 days I am using Advocare's 24 day challenge and I am blogging all about it! You can follow my journey on my brand new blog here: http://elizabethpritchett.com/ Thanks! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:26:46 EST January Goals in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236283 January flew by! I can't believe we're in February already. I am entering my 6th week of working out consistently. I'm proud of myself! Hopefully I can keep my momentum... <BR> <BR> One new change for this month is I am now using a BodyMedia Fit Link device to track my calorie burn. I am still using sparkpeople for nutrition tracking though. I started wearing it this Thursday and already I am learning a lot about my body. One of the biggest things I've learned is that I am not burning anywh... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:40:53 EST Weekly Goal Update 1/20-1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226995 Another wonderful week! <BR> <BR> My weekly goals for January are: <BR> <BR> Aim to burn 1,700 calories per week. - MET! I burned 2,173 estimated calories this week. Yay!! <BR> Work out 5 days a week - MET! <BR> Complete each workout on the 28 day boot camp with Coach Nicole- MET! Only one week left.. :( <BR> Stay within my SP calorie range- Not Met... There were a few days I went slightly over (not over 100 calories..) I was hungrier than usual this past week... <BR> Only weigh myself ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:29:48 EST Weekly Goal Update of 1/13-1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214842 This week has been awesome! I am really starting to get into the groove of things. <BR> <BR> My weekly goals for January are: <BR> <BR> Aim to burn 1,700 calories per week. - MET! I burned 2,309 estimated calories this week. Yay!! <BR> Work out 5 days a week - MET! <BR> Complete each workout on the 28 day boot camp with Coach Nicole- MET! Holy cow, Coach Nicole kicked my butt this week. I loved it! :) <BR> Stay within my SP calorie range- MET! <BR> Only weigh myself once a week (this will... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:52:31 EST Weekly Goal Update of 1/6-1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205275 This week has been going pretty well! There is some room for improvement.. but overall, I am happy with how the week went. <BR> <BR> My weekly goals for January are: <BR> <BR> Aim to burn 1,700 calories per week. - Not met... I reached 1,557. So I was close! <BR> Work out 5 days a week - Met! <BR> Complete each workout on the 28 day boot camp with Coach Nicole- Met! <BR> Stay within my SP calorie range- Met! I'm proud of this.. <BR> Only weigh myself once a week (this will be the hardest ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:04:29 EST January Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193357 I'm back on Spark after a {too long} of a break! Last time I was successful, I used goals to help motivate myself. So here are my goals for January. Each week I'll come back and see how successful I was at meeting those weekly goals: <BR> <BR> So my weekly goals for the next month are as follows: <BR> <BR> Aim to burn 1,700 calories per week. <BR> Work out 5 days a week <BR> Complete each workout on the 28 day boot camp with Coach Nicole <BR> Stay within my SP calorie range <BR> Only weigh ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:44:08 EST Goal Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4846567 I haven't posted a goal update in the past two weeks. But I have been keeping up with my goals! <BR> <BR> At the beginning of this month I set some goals for each week. On sundays I try to check in and see if they were met or not. I also want to track progess I am seeing. <BR> <BR> So here are my goals for the week and if it was met: <BR> <BR> So here are my goals for the week and if it was met: <BR> <BR> Walk a minimum of 5 miles (this also helps my dogs lose weight). - MET! I walked 1... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:01:46 EST Goal Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4816402 Last week I set up goals to help hold me accountable and on track. I meant to post yersterday about my progress, but couldn't. I have been babysitting all weekend. <BR> <BR> So here are my goals for the week and if it was met: <BR> <BR> <BR> Walk a minimum of 5 miles (this also helps my dogs lose weight). - MET! I walked 5.49 miles last week. <BR> Aim to burn 2,000+ calories per week - MET! I burned 2,611 calories this week. <BR> Work out 5 days a week - MET! I worked out 287 minutes mon... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 09:37:24 EST Well hello there motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803999 I am happy to report that my motivation has been found! I thought it would be a good idea to write down my goals for the month (till end of April). Then I'll report back each week and share if I met my goals set for each week. Hopefully this will hold me accountable. I also want to say thank you for your encouragement and support! I truly appreciate it. <BR> <BR> So my weekly goals for the next month are as follows: <BR> <BR> Walk a minimum of 5 miles (this also helps my dogs lose weight).... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:18:02 EST Have you seen my motivation? It must be around here somewhere... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4792461 I have been struggling greatly lately.. My motivation is no where to be found. I don't know what is wrong with me. School has been awful lately.. I am in graduate school and it's been tough. Thankfully I am on break for the next three weeks.. These past few weeks have been really poor though and my weight has climbed as a result. :( I feel awful mentally and physically. I hate it. <BR> <BR> I really want to get back on track. I need to come up with some sort of kick start plan. I don't want ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:24:04 EST Way off track.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4612298 I have become so way off track. I just don't know what has happened.. I keep trying to get back on track but it is always short lived. I really want to do better. Does anyone know of any groups or challenges that could help to motivate me? I would LOVE any suggestions. Tomorrow is a new day and a new start to getting back on track. :) Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:11:45 EST So proud of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4379960 Holy cow! I was just looking over my sparkpeople reports and this month I have exercised and burned more calories than I have since I started this February. I've burned 5,652 calories this month so far (one more week left.. hope to add another 2,000 calories to that) and I have already surpassed previous months. I am so proud of myself! :) <BR> <BR> I have been feeling so frustrated lately. I've been working out so hard but the scale hasn't been moving at all. I'm hoping that it is just my b... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:16:06 EST Is it enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332764 So, I've been getting back into the swing of things after a long break. I'm feeling great, but of course it is taking me some time to get back to where I was. The good news is I didn't gain any weight during the break.. Bad news is, I didn't lose any either. Last week I worked out like crazy and the scale didn't go down.. In fact, it teeter tottered over the 200 mark. This morning it finally went down slightly lower. It is still frustrating though. <BR> <BR> One thing I am struggling with is... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:49:08 EST Another rough week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4137504 I sure have been having a couple of rough weeks! My foot is *finally* getting better. But, this week I injured it again when I lost a nail when moving furniture. Talk about painful!!!! Now I'm terrified to put on shoes... Seriously, this foot and I can not get a break. To top it all off, we are moving this weekend and all week has been about packing like crazy. <BR> <BR> I haven't exercised or ate very well this week. I'm frustrated and a bit angry with myself. But I am determined to get ba... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 20:59:33 EST Rough week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4104842 I knew this was going to be a rough week. I am in grad school and my classes ended this week. I had TWO 20 page papers due this week which was causing tons of stress. I also was suffering from top of foot pain all week. I still am.. But, today I got back to work. I hate that last week was such an awful week.. But I am proud of myself for getting back on track today. <BR> <BR> So, for those of you who wondered where I was all week, now you know. :) Good news though, I didn't gain any weight! ... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 13:02:18 EST Chapter 2 - Goal Setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4063760 I am currently reading "The Spark" and I love it! In this chapter, we are encouraged to create a vision for ourselves. Here is my vision: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l403002501.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my lifetime vision/goals: <BR> <BR> 1. To get married <BR> 2. To have more children <BR> 3. To own my own home <BR> 4. To work for TEACCH (Autism treatment center) <BR> 5. To be calm and collected <BR> 6. To be happy <BR> 7. To live in the mountains <BR> <BR>... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:21:52 EST Onto week 4.. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4057855 All I can say is wow.. I feel awesome! My mood is SO much better.. I usually struggle with depression, but I can honestly say I've had no problems these last 3 weeks. That is huge for me! I am slowly increasing my work out times and changing my eating habits. <BR> <BR> My biggest change is no more regular soda! Before I started this journey, I would drink atleast 4 soda's a day (can's). Now I am getting in my 8 cups of water and I allow myself 1 diet soda a day (but I rarely finish the whole... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:50:49 EST Going on my 3rd week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4035998 So today is officially my 3rd week of working out consistently. I wish I could say I've had results, but I haven't. I lost 4 pounds, but gained two back somehow... <BR> <BR> I log my nutrition consistently and I work out 5-6 times a week. I usually do 20 minutes of cardio kickboxing, 8 minutes of stretching. On alternate days I do 20 minutes of strength training, in addition to my cardio kickboxing workout. <BR> <BR> I'm getting a little frustrated with the lack of results. I'm not going t... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:55:09 EST