LORT-C's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LORT%2DC LORT-C'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/ RESTART http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484906 Oh what a year it has been. I cannot worry about what has been and what went wrong but it time to restart again. So here I go. I am still walking but time to pick up the weights and more cardio. Time to start tracking. Here we go again. I like roller coasters but not when it come to my weight. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:31:00 EST Still struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258699 I am frustrated and still struggling. I think I have been eating to few of calories for over a year and my body is frozen at this weight (when it is not adding pounds). I have been consistently at 1200 calories so I am upping it to 1600. I have been walking 2 to 4 miles daily and using a stair stepping machine plus weights. I am also not stepping on the scale. I am assuming with adding calories I may first gain some weight before I loose. So no scale for 2 weeks. Oh did I mention that... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:44:51 EST Here we go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186182 As the new year starts and I look where I have been and where I want to go I realize I did so-so. I could be upset by that or I can be okay with that. I think I am okay. I lost at the beginning of the year and after a very, very, stressful year I basically maintained. Yes I did gain a few pounds but not many by my usual standard. Yes the stress munchies did hit but I kept it to veggies. Veggies saved me I have no doubt about this and it is a lesson learned. Did I forget it Christmas w... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:04:24 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056192 Ethan finally made it home. He is still tender, no activity for a month and then re-eval. Low fat diet. No school until next week so we are staying home together. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:24:22 EST Here we go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049625 Since Wed. I have been in the Sacramento are-- <BR> My oldest grand child (almost 10) slipped off the monkey bars when he was swing SW backwards and wrapped himself over the ladder. Knocked the wind out of him, passes out, and vomited. After numerous test it was determined that he had bruised his pancreas. He has been on IV's and no food. They are hoping to add juice back in today (Sat) but depending what the pancreas does will depend how fast they proceed and bow much longer he is in the hos... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 11:06:39 EST Stress, Summer, Survived http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040037 What a stressful last few months and I am still here. Thought most of the time I was just checking in Sparks was never far from my mind. I have been doing Eat to Live since last October and it has been my savior. Yes I ate a few too many "healthy" crackers and chips. We all know there is really no such thing as healthy chips and crackers but it is a great rational. I am sure all my salads and veggies is the only way I have maintained. <BR> <BR> My oldest daughter and family moved from ... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:25:11 EST Make the most of March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4781054 The last couple of weeks My weight has been bouncing between 187 and 189. Up one day down the next. Now understand that I am not complaining because I am happy with my progress. I know when my weight changes like this it is truly water weight. But it has cause me to look at what I am eating. I am forgetting to eat my BIG salad at lunch. I have throughly been enjoying pita pockets with hummus and cucumbers but do much better with a BIG salad. So next week--no more pitas. I know that I... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:52:48 EST The Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4710422 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82186910.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l275897218.jpg">We made it to the top of the mountain. It was good, it was fun, and I am never going back. The first 2 miles were not to bad with a slight incline and the last 4 was a steep incline. Yes it had switchbacks, but they were not kind. The views were fantastic. <BR> Coming back was the hard part. Going down has always been harder for me. My knees were good. ... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 14:31:42 EST You appreciated more the Second time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4672058 Once again I am on a successful weightloss journey. I am eating my veggies and beans and trying whole grains I never have had. I am loving all my foods so its makes it easy to stay on track. <BR> <BR> I have figured out what i can eat out and I have become one of those people that ask the waitress to change allmost everything on my plate. I finally realized that I was paying for it so I should have it my way. <BR> <BR> I am enjoying exercise and can see how much more flexable I am becom... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:51:18 EST Made through Las Vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4619611 Well we are back from Las Vegas and I am happy to say I stuck with ETL the whole trip. I am so proud of myself so excuse me for patting myself on the back. I asked for a few changes each time at resturants whech they did gladly and took along roasted garbonzo beans and almonds. <BR> I am so happy I made it through and did not ever feel deprived. We walk lots and yes my pockets are empty. Less money but great ETL food. <BR> <BR> Next to make it through the holidays. Fri, 9 Dec 2011 21:07:35 EST Thanksgiving behind me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4601104 I had a great Thanksgiving. Both my daughters and family were there and my mother. It is always wonderful to be surrounded by family. My daughters are supporting me in my ETL choice. One suggested mash cauliflower instead of mash potatoes and humus as an appiteizer . The other brought anew salad she just had--wheatberry. All was yummy, and I stayed completely on the program. Oh did I mention I ever lost another pound. <BR> <BR> I still have more stumbling blocks ahead--Trip to Las Veg... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:28:52 EST Feeling the Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4578209 It feels so good to be Sparking again and having support all around me. It helps knowing someone is checking on you and wishing you the best. <BR> <BR> I am making progress not only on the scale , but I now have to wear a belt with the only pair of of pants that fit when I began and now I can wear more pants. Also my blood pressure is down. 147/80 to 126/76. <BR> <BR> Oh yes, I am feeling the Spark! Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:05:59 EST A 4 day difference. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4554779 Its very interesting to me that for some time now I have had a hard time to get out the front door to go for my walk. It just wasn't happening. I have been back to walking for 4 whole days. Feeling great and enjoying my walks. I had an appt. come up this morning that I had forgotten and quickly rescheduled it. My first thought was -Oh I have time for my walk if I get out the door. <BR> Off I went. About a block away from the house I realized last week it would have been a great excu... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:34:12 EST No more hiding. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551504 I realize I had a beautiful river picture for my name because I did not want to look at my real picture. So now new picture is in place . Yes my pudgey cheeks are back but soon they will be gone. One step at a time and how much fun it will be posting new pictures as <BR> those cheeks go away. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l299609374.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:47:00 EST caffeine free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4548154 Well I think the caffeine headaches are gone and am feeling good about what I have been eating even though I have not been tracking. I will be working on that. I have been doing weights and stair step but will admit not a lot or very long. Walking starts tomorrow. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 18:22:49 EST Oh I have been away sooooo long. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4545253 Oh I have been away sooooo long. I have been lurking every so often but not perticapating. This week I am home alone so what a good time to work on me. No more junk, no more coffee, no more excuses. Lots of vegetables and and back to exercising. I don't know where I went and have soooo many excuses. Life happens and I need to learn to work around it for my health. <BR> <BR> It feels good to be back. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:57:25 EST Its a new day and time to continue on the journey. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4204717 I can't say I am staring over because the journey has never stopped. It may have not gone where I really wanted but it has got me to where I am today. Yes I have had a few miss steps , well maybe a lot but I am still here. <BR> <BR> I am feeling much better soooo here we go again! On with the journey! I do remember how much fun shopping for new clothes in smaller sizes. How much better I was feeling overall. I want to be that positive person instead of feeling depressed and fat. I am... Mon, 2 May 2011 12:32:10 EST Day 1 AGAIN. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3570054 Its been a very long summer with a kitchen and 1st floor remodel that was suppose to be done by July 4th. We are now hoping for 1 or 2 more weeks. Do to stress and overseeing contractors, cooking in the garage, and frustration I have not done well on the health front. <BR> We have eaten out more than we should and my choices have fallen back to old habits. This said, I am ready to start again and reclaim my sanity. <BR> <BR> The plan: <BR> <BR> Make better choices about food and track. ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:55:44 EST Put the past in the past! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2889166 The sun is out and what a difference in my attitude. I never realize it had such an affect on me. <BR> <BR> I have fallen back in old habits and it stops now. In the past I loose weight and keep it off for two years and then it all comes back. Well, half is back and no more is coming. I need to break the old pattern and start new ones. <BR> <BR> Now I need to put the past in the past and get to moving consistently. Yes, I want the scale to go down, but more importantly I want to get... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:09:52 EST Ups and downs of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2712322 Boy have I been beating myself up lately. Doing good with the food but not great with exercise. Still getting over the soreness and quite honestly just not in the mood. I think I finally figured out what is wrong. Here I am coming up on my two years with Sparks and I am still doing this part of it. Yes, this has been my problem! <BR> <BR> Now that I know the problem it is time to re-group. <BR> I need to get my butt back to walking. <BR> I need to remember that I have kept most the... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:30:04 EST TO LEMON OR NOT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2515126 To lemon or not to lemon that is the question? I don't know if everyone else has read about lemons in the restaurants but I have and now I have a dilemma. Do I use the lemon or not? <BR> <BR> In short what I read was that the not all resurants wash there lemons before they slice them. That by itself does not seem overly bad but the also added that some then just leave the sliced lemons sitting out on the counter unrefrigerated. Depending how fast they use their lemons depends how long t... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:44:32 EST Where I was and where I am now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2486280 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/3/b539115416.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/8/b885686231.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/0/b50777709.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/2/b626485207.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I came across some pictures that I haven't seen in a while and If I had any doubts how far I have come, they are gone. I am half way through this journey and I am happy to see it to the end. At the end I see a rainbow of health... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:09:45 EST HOW TRUE IT IS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2484755 As my last blog said---"Blog it and it will go" and it did. I identified the problems put it down in black ink and got rid of it. I am feeling much better today and ready to take on the world. (Well at least my little corner of it.) <BR> <BR> Walked 4 miles, ready to do weights tonight and have a healthy dinner. Oh what a difference a day makes. <BR> <BR> Thank one and all for all the support this week. Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:30:13 EST BLOG IT AND IT WILL GO!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2482615 <BR> I have been struggling lately and can't seem to get it together. Why? Well what I have figured out is--- <BR> <BR> 1. I am a stress eater and I am still worried about my daughter. She has been having a hard time with the miscarriage. She is doing better now so I not going to stress about it anymore. <BR> <BR> 2. I know I said I would not let the scale rule me. But darn-it I thought I would loose last week. How did I deal with it --I ate. No more. I have identified the pro... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 22:53:59 EST Old Habits Die Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2445111 I seem to be plateauing again. I have been through this before and will not give in. I have said this that I will take the loss when it comes. I know I am staying in my calorie range, I am exercising, it will come. More importantly my head is in the right place. I am not giving up and I will succeed. My pants that were tight last month are fitting better. I am heading in the right direction. I WILL SUCCEED!!! Thu, 1 Oct 2009 19:37:06 EST Taste of victory--not going back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2384249 As I write this with my pants slightly tight at the waist, I realize I have had the taste of victory and am not willing to give it up. I may have not made it all the way but I know what it felt like. I felt better about myself than I do right now, but am on my way back. <BR> <BR> A positive is that I have given away all my fat clothes so no going back because I refuse to buy a larger size. This is why everyone should get rid of there larger size clothes. <BR> <BR> I am now making bette... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 22:40:18 EST I Believe! I Believe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2315325 As I have been struggling over the summer and really over the last year I have had to look inside. Why am I not loosing and now gaining over the summer. The true reason I decided is that I sabotage myself. I have been making excuses not to exercise. Yes, I have a pain in my leg, that usually goes away when i do Pilate's. Have I been doing Pilate's? No of course not, I wouldn't have an excuse then. I am not really sure when it happen, but I have been giving into foods that I know I sh... Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:47:31 EST SOME PROGRESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2305166 I did good on food today but no exercise. My weeks finally caught up with me. I was just plain tired. Tomorrow will be beater. At least, food was better and laundry is almost caught up. Tue, 11 Aug 2009 01:03:13 EST AT FIRST IF YOU DON'T SUCCEED--TRY- TRY -AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2300962 Well, I am back in town and trying to get back on track. Yes, I am still planning to plan and exercise. It didn't work to well when I was gone this time. No excuses just didn't do it. Weigh in tomorrow, measure, and start anew. What has happened has happened and time to go forward. Sun, 9 Aug 2009 18:44:32 EST Plan-plan-plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2263658 Okay I seem to be back on track with eating the right things and back to exercising. Now I need to get back to planning my food. If I have it planned I won't be having to fix something last minute the easy and fast and not what I should be eating. Yes, planning is the trick! Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:08:52 EST Another AH-HA moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2209875 I had this same problem last summer. I love fruit and know fruit is good for you. I do great with apples, bananas, and all the berries. Peaches, apricots, nectarines, grapes seem to be trigger foods for me. Probably the higher sugar contents, but when I eat these I seem to be hungrier, and eat things I should not. Solution for me is to wait to eat these for desert at night. I think this will work, but will keep you posted. Tue, 7 Jul 2009 13:38:59 EST Thought I was doing good, but http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2190631 I thought I have been doing good and maybe not loosing but maintaining. Oops, up 4.5 pounds. As I look at the past few weeks I have not be doing so good. My exercise has been sporadic , the peanut M & M jar has been calling my name, and a beer every now and again. Oh yes, don't forget the vanilla creamer in my coffee. <BR> <BR> Now I know the reasons and it will change. It will stop NOW. <BR> <BR> PLEASE , everyone help by stopping by and check on me. Keep me accountable. I will be... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 21:04:21 EST Plan-plan-plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2105886 I can't believe it, I just realized that I have not be planning out my meal for the day, much less the week. No wonder I have been blowing it. If you don't have the right stuff around you will all grab for the wrong stuff. So so easy to fall back in bad habits. How easy it is to ignore the bad things you are doing. Realization is 3/4 the battle and boy do i realize it. A little planning and a trip to the store tomorrow. Fri, 29 May 2009 23:13:22 EST What a difference a day makes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2099221 I feel great today and following the plan without any problems. I think I solved the biggest problem. I have not realized it but I have not been drinking enough water. I know I am hungrier when I don't drink my water and I don't loose weight without the water. Hopefully, problem is solved. Drink, drink, drink, that is the plan now. Wed, 27 May 2009 20:16:37 EST Getting back to it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2096635 I am trying to get back to it! Looking for the motivation but having a hard time. I feel better tonight and think tomorrow will be a good day. I think I am afraid to finish the journey. I am not sure why, maybe I won't have an excuse for my flaws. Its easier to hide behind fat. I don't feel fat now, but I don't feel thin either. I am hoping that identifying this will help the rest of the journey a little easier. Wed, 27 May 2009 00:16:14 EST New Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2039778 I feel a new motivation. I realized today that I have become complacant. I was satiasfied with how I looked. Satisfied but not where I want to be. No my journey is not over. If I am truthful with myself I have not worked as hard as I can. I need to up my exercise, track my food, and end my journey. <BR> <BR> Where did this motivation come from. I think it was when my husband came home from running errands. He thanked me for taking care of myself. What brought on this statement. ... Wed, 6 May 2009 17:29:09 EST Many way Sparks has helped http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1999524 I have been thinking lately about how Sparks has helped. Not only has it given me the tools <BR> I needed to loose weight. Its helping me keep the weight off that I have lost. I may not be at my goal but I am at the lowest weigh that I have been since I had my first child. She will be 31 at the end of the month. I am much healthier that I was at the beginning. My blood pressure was up and now in the normal range. My cholesterol was up and threatening medication. Its back in normal ran... Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:09:15 EST Cabin season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1978141 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/2/b329433687.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The road to the cabin is open so we are off. Love the cabin and we get lots of walking and hiking in. The best thing about the cabin is we try to take healthy food. Can't eat it if its not there. This weekend we will fish hike, and find some snow for the grand kids to play in. It will be a great first weekend. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:17:52 EST Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1970465 Had a great Easter, but too many jelly beans. I am back on track and the sugar is once again out of my system. someone reminded me its okay to have a free day from time to time, as long as you get back on track. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:27:32 EST LAND OF REFLECTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1923720 I just return from Las Vegas where everything is lights and mirrors and reflections. Every morning I go up and went for a long walk on the strip and took every stair I could take. The more stairs the calories I burn so stairs are good. As I was climbing the last of three flights at the shopping center there she was, a person I had been dreaming of most of my life. Someone not skinny, but in good shape. Someone that did not look exhausted after climbing 3 fights of stairs. The person I... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 17:50:07 EST DID YOU FEEL THE EARTH MOVE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1907883 Did you feel the earth move! I am sure it must have. I decide to weigh on an off day because we are leaving for Vegas this morning. I could not believe it, I am down 1.5 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> The scale has not moved in months. Oh yes, it did move to take off the 4 pounds at Christmas but other than that I have been stuck at 177 for months and I do mean months. I am doing the happy dance today!!!!! This is the beginning of the end. 1.5 pounds YES! YES! YES! Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:55:18 EST Battle Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1905199 First weigh in for the 8 Week Battle and still no weight loss. The calm is gone. I am once again frustrated! I am not giving up but am thinking about hiding the scale for a month. I am working hard doing great on the food side and the exercise side of things. I even jumped up and down on the scale to see if it was stuck. It wasn't. Felt a little foolish after that. I know all journeys have there ups and downs but this has gone on toooooooooo long. <BR> <BR> I am not giving up!!!!!... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:59:41 EST REASON TO STAY MOTIVATED. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1891920 I just signed up for the Sparks California convention in May. What fun it should be putting faces to names. Can you think of a better reason to stay motivated. I don't think so. <BR> <BR> Sparks has done so much for me and now I can say THANK YOU in person. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:59:23 EST You've come a long way baby!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1889291 Today was a good day--I did two walks--my pedometer says 15,542 steps <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> One the first walk I jogged almost half of it. Could not have done that last year. Did Jumping jacks as part of a Quickfire challenge--couldn't have done that last year. Added in 2 boot camps and crunches. Yes a good day. <BR> <BR> Most of all I am pleased that I know how far I have come. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:02:02 EST 8 Week Battle Begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1886194 Today was sucessful. Got my picture taken for the begining. Found my pedometer with half a day left. Completed Quickfire. This is going to be a very successful 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> Plateau you are going down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 16 Mar 2009 23:54:11 EST 8 Week Battle about to begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1882527 8 Week Battle begins tomorrow. Can't wait. <BR> Next Friday Spring Challenge begins. <BR> This plateau will be no more. <BR> <BR> I realized for the amount of exercise I need to up my calories. I am sure I am in stravation mode so more calories. I am going to try calorie cycling. I am sure it will work. Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:52:33 EST Kind of Calm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1854574 Its interesting but a calm has come over me. My weight hasn't changed, but it doesn't seem to be so important now. I don't quite understand it. I know eventually the numbers will go down because I am being true to myself and and staying the course. <BR> I was so frustrated last week and today I okay with everything. Kind of strange--but a good strange. Thu, 5 Mar 2009 23:32:10 EST ANOTHER MONTH--SAME WEIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1841323 Well, here I go on a new month and still the same weight. As I thought about everything I am extremely happy with my fitness level. I feel great and know I am in the best shape that I have been in in years. Yes, I want the pounds to go down and I know they will eventually. I am staying the course. Upping my calories and refueling after workouts. <BR> I have been varying my workouts and drinking lots of water. It will come (or go) if I stick with the program. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 22:32:36 EST GETTING OVER IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1799303 Well, I guess I am getting over it. Not loosing any weight that is. As frustrated as I am I know if I stay the course I will eventually begining to loose again. A day at a time, a calorie at a time and an exercise at a time. I am healthy and happy and just a little frustrated. Sun, 15 Feb 2009 00:36:06 EST Frustrated but NOT giving up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1795922 <BR> Yes I want to throw the scale out the door.I did not loose anything AGAIN. I have upped my exercise, changed my exercise, upped my weights. I am not asking for a big weight change I would really be happy with 1/2 pound. As frustrated as I am I am not giving up. I know I am in the best shape I have been in in a very long time. I am proud of myself for pushing myself with exercise. I know if I stick with it eventually my weight will go down. I am measuring and weighing everything.... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:24:10 EST