LIZZIEGYRL's SparkPeople Blog LIZZIEGYRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I'M BACK!! Ok, so I needed to get back on here and post on my blog! I need to do this as part of my recommitment. I just quit on myself! I'm upset by that because my own motto is "I love myself enough to do this". I guess I forgot. I also found myself completely overwhelmed mentally about this whole process. If you look back, I was going strong for sooo long! I lost 25lbs! Thats HUGE! Then I took a step back and saw I had more than twice that still to go and it shut me down!! I think I took off ... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:32:38 EST Accountability Buddy! Git You One! This week marks 25lbs lost since May. I'm pleased with my progress but I find it a little daunting that I have 70lbs to go!! That's nearly 3x what I've done so far and I'm definitely losing steam. I've barely been trying over the last MONTH. I was talking to my friend about my lack of ambition and she admitted she was having a similar problem. Now, we are reporting to each other daily and its been helping to know she is going to be disappointed for me if I blow my day! We encourage each ... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 12:58:02 EST 10% goal reached!!! So today, by some miracle, I reached my first goal! 10% of starting weight lost! I'm very excited about this. The 240 pound woman who started this journey is 10% gone! Love thinking this! If we still want to talk percentages, this loss also marks roughly 25% of my total weight loss goal!! However, today is also a day of evaluation, and renewing of efforts. This past week has not been my best work. If you have been following my blog posts, you will remember that I've had several weeks ... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:58:12 EST what a surprise!! So I weighed in on Sunday and I was so shocked I weighed myself 3 more times! I lost 5 POUNDS! I honestly couldn't believe it! After so many weeks of .5lb changes I would have been pleased with 1 or 2 pounds. I was feeling so behind but this jump makes me feel like I haven't lost any time, that I'm still on track. It's really important to my husband and I that I lose this weight. We want to have another child but after the complications that I had the first time, I don't want to be overw... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:48:37 EST Attitude: more than half the battle I feel like my last few blog posts have been pretty negative. I'm really not a negative person so I just need a really positive post! To be honest, I really am happy with where I am! I feel much better than I did a couple of months ago and my body is showing me that it is capable of so much more than I had been using it for! Yesterday I started out very energetic! I popped my son into his stroller and took one of my favorite walks! It was nice and cool and yet the sun was shining! Our ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:28:41 EST I'm starting to sense a trend here... ideas? Well, last week started off great. Last week I set some goals and at first, things went great! We were experiencing a nasty heat wave this past week! It was in the 100's every day and it was hot hot hot. In fact it was so hot, drinking a gallon plus of water each day was a no brainer! I was chugging the stuff! And so was my son! He was making soggy wet diapers left and right! I changed so many wet diapers this week, I was having dreams about it last night! With all the water drinking ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:00:18 EST Need a Good Week I've had two disappointing weigh-ins in a row. I admit, its my own fault. The first week I had tried some diet I found online- 3 day diet. I don't recommend it. I wanted to mix things up, I wanted a boost so I tried it. The food choices were pretty bland and unsatisfying. Most meals I was just trying to get over with! And I was hungry ALL THE TIME! So then after the 3 days, I spent the rest of the week overcompensating , eating too many calories or eating the foods I had decided I'd r... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:04:39 EST It's not Motivation, It's commitment. I used to struggle with motivation. I just could not figure out what switch flips in a persons mind that made them want to run, work out, pass up cookies and ice-cream! I asked all my friends what motivated them, but none of their answers seemed to apply to me. You see, I was in denial for so long! I didn't FEEL fat so it must not be that bad. At one point I tried to convince myself that fat could look good on me. We all know lots of people who are overweight but still dress great and a... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:10:36 EST