LPRINKEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LPRINKEY LPRINKEY'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/ day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649988 Today I am sticking to a plan. I am journaling all food intake. I will exercise to the best of my ability and as hard as my body will let me. I will drink water and I will not eat anything that is not on my list for the day. It will be hard but I will do it. The cravings for anything not on my list will subside I know this. Today is the 1st day of the rest of my life. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:24:37 EST Cant find my mojo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639673 It's been almost 3 months since I have made a blog entry or even got on SP. I can't seem to find my mojo. I have 2 weddings this summer and a vacation planned with friends to the beach, you would think that would be enough to get my mojo going. I really need to get more committed to losing this weight once and for all. I am back to 233 on the scale and I do not like it. I know that only I can do something about it. I really need to start planning out my meals for the whole week again. I reall... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:01:12 EST day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562735 I am feeling wonderful today. I have been sticking to the plan and exercising. I am down 5lbs since Monday my official start day. All I gotta say is Dolvett Quince knows his stuff. It's no wonder his team on BL is doing amazing. I don't expect to continue to lose this much each week and will accept whatever weight comes off. I am just happy that Ive found my mojo. Its been missing for awhile now. Being back on track is great! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:47:55 EST day two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561655 Today was a hectic day. We were hit with a lot of snow and the roads were a complete mess. I did nothing but drive people to work today and I am exhausted. I did stick to my diet plan though so that is a plus. No gym today which bums me out but I will get there tomorrow afternoon and get in a good workout. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:43:45 EST A new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560580 I've been off of work for 3 months due to neck surgery. I have gained 11 lbs since being off. This does not make me happy. Being on restriction didn't give me much leeway for exercise. I am now able to go back to the gym and lift some light weights so I am back in the game. I am recommitted to diet and exercise effective today! Mon, 9 Dec 2013 13:48:27 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514935 Things have been going pretty good this week. Yesterday I did not stick to the plan but was still within my calories. Today it's back to the plan. Exercise starts today. Squats and biking maybe I little hand weights. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 08:15:32 EST day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512159 Today is my first day of the simple diet. Today is the day that I start my journey towards a new me. I know that day 1 is always the hardest but I am determined to stick to my plan. I am committed. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:15:02 EST Rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511008 Well another full day of nothing but rain. It doesn't look like its going to stop anytime soon either. No walking again today. I am however ready to start the simple diet on Sunday. My grocery list is ready, my husband has been advised that I will not derail from this plan for anything. I am mind ready!! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:45:53 EST Making check lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509703 Today I am making check lists and my weekly grocery list. Oh how I dread the grocery store with my husband. He is the type of person that can eat anything and doesn't care. He works out daily and also has a job that he is constantly lifting and moving around all day. I will keep on track though because I know that I need to. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:48:11 EST I am back and ready to win my battle of the bulge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508941 I have fallen off the diet wagon for several months. I have recently had neck surgery and I am off of work until 12/16. What better time for me to focus completely on myself. I am limited to minimal physical activity for another 3 weeks until I start my physical therapy. I recently got a new book called The Simple Diet which I plan to start on Sunday and commit myself for 12 weeks. I cant start until Sunday because I need to do some serious grocery shopping and since I cant drive yet I cant s... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:23:39 EST back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257895 My girls weekend was great, however, I gained 5 lbs while away. It has taken me 2 weeks to lose 2lbs. I am not happy about this but I am getting through it. I have been diligent about getting to the gym and getting past though 5lbs. I am almost back to my 10lb loss. I will continue on this journey until I shed that last pound to reach my goal. It takes alot of hard work and determination but I will get there. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:33:43 EST doing great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230192 Even though I battle each and every weekend that goes by I still seem to lose weight during the week. I am happy to say that I not only lost the 5lbs that I gained this weekend, I have lost and additional pound. Structure and determination really do pay off in the end. It is only weds. and I still have the rest of this week to go. I will only get 3 days of gym time this week because I am going on a much needed long girls weekend with my best friend, but I am determined to eat healthy while I ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:55:54 EST weekends ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227805 Well I completely bombed this weekend. I over indulged and I paid the price on the scale this morning. But I ate very good today and I exercised hard. Hopefully the scale will be kind tomorrow. I hate battling to lose 3 to 5 pounds that I gain over the weekends. I would be so much further ahead if I could just get through the weekend without gaining weight. This is when I think single life would pay off. No temptations no sabotage just me and the gym and weight loss. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:16:02 EST week 2 cont'd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220042 Well week 2 is going pretty good. I've been to the gym 3 times this week. Made it 5 days last week. I still have 2 more days to get there this week. I will do it. My eating is back on track for the most part. Ive been pretty happy with how I am doing and will continue this journey until finally the weight is gone! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:52:03 EST it's week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216624 Today I am changing things up and headed to the gym right after breakfast. Maybe I can keep my metabolism high all day. I plan to do a vigorous workout today and then do some exercise during commercial breaks on the Biggest Loser tonight. I wasnt happy that the scale showed a gain of 3lbs for the weekend, but I also know that my friendly visitor is part of that. This too shall pass. I will get that 3 off quickly this week and I will not let it discourage me. I have yet to do my measurements b... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:18:08 EST weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215920 Weekends are typically hard for me. This weekend wasnt the worse but not the best either. I did get out and go for a 2 mile walk with my husband so that was nice. I didnt eat terribly either. I am at my calorie range for the day and its 630 pm and Im trying not to eat anything for the rest of the night. I do need to go give my father in law his bath which will burn some more calories. Tomorrow I am changing things up and going to the gym in the morning instead of the evening so hopefully I wo... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:25:45 EST going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214508 I have been logging my food and calories everyday for a week, I have been eating much better and working out. I am happy to say that I have lost 6lbs this week. I know that not every week I am going to have these kind of results but I will take what I can get knowing that I am doing everything that I can to succeed this time around. I know that I have started out strong numerous times and always quit, but this time is different. I have been working out with my daughter in law Jenna while my s... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:10:03 EST 11/12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132602 Ive spent the entire weekend cleaning every stitch of my first floor. Ive washed windows, swept, mop, moved furniture and cleaned out cabinets. And I still gained 3lbs over the weekend. I know that it will be gone by the end of the week, but it is very frustrating! I will work hard this week to lose what I need to lose. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:03:06 EST 11/9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129559 I am feeling pretty good the last few days. I have made it to the gym tues-fri so far this week. Things are getting back on track. My father in law seems to be doing pretty good at home. I have been eating better and I did get on the scale on Tues to find out that I had gained 7lbs since my last weigh in on here. Wasnt happy about that but I have been powering through it and I am down 5 as of this morning. Its amazing how quickly it can come off if you set your mind to it and exercise. I am n... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:36:49 EST 11/5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125212 Brought my father in law home from the hospital today. He was in exactly 3 weeks. He is so happy to be home. He still needs some constant help and care but atleast he is home and he is happy. I can finally get back to the gym starting tomorrow. I have not been to the gym in a month and I can tell. I will hit the gym and the diet hard starting with tomorrow weigh in. I need to get back into my daily routine. It all starts tomorrow. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:10:06 EST bitterness setting in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114417 I just want to get back to the gym and into a daily routine! I am so frustrated that I seem to be the only one that can seem to take care of things. I havent had a minute of free time to myself in going on 3 weeks! I hate this!! I am going to step on the dreaded scale today and see how much damage I have done. I vowed that I would drop this weight before my son comes back from Kuwait! A month has passed almost and Ive done nothing! I wish they would let my father in law out of the hospital an... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:23:43 EST The last 2 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106803 The last two weeks for me have been terrible. I was doing so well until my father in law ended up being really sick and has been in the hospital for a week, just starting week number 2. I have not been able to make it to the gym and my eating has been terrible. Needless to say I have not gotten on the scale to see what is happening. Im too scared! I hope that the gain isnt too much. This week I plan to get to the gym a few days. I need to get back into my routine. I promised myself that I wou... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:54:36 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087799 Today is day 5. I am down 3.6lbs since Monday morning. I did not make it to the gym yesterday as I had planned, my meeting at my daughters school took longer than planned. However, I did eat pretty well yesterday. I am hitting the gym tonight after work even though my parents are coming from out of town. I will then be cooking and cleaning in preparation for the festivities of tomorrow. I plan to eat healthy all weekend and continue to journal all my food and any exercise-which Im sure will ... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:36:43 EST Going strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086156 Today is day 4. Down 3lbs since Monday. Simply eating better and working out is definitely working. I missed the last 2 days at the gym but I will get there tonight and have a good workout. Ive been logging all my food everyday in my journal and it's really keeping me accountable. I can look back and say I did good today or I can do better tomorrow. So far Ive done good all 3 days. Today I plan on doing good too. It's too early in the morning to tell for sure but my intention is to do well. G... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:04:47 EST Giving myself the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083617 I have decided that I will give myself the time it takes to lose this weight once and for all. My son is leaving for Kuwait on deployment in just a few short days. I have decided that while he is away I will do all that it takes to reach my desired goals. When he returns home to us I will be a thinner healthier mom. I will work at this whole heartedly until I get where I want to be. I purchased a laptop so that I have no excuses not to get online and journal everything. Although I have found ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:43:25 EST Gym Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069981 I killed it at the gym yesterday. I was determined to do 60 minutes on the stepper and I did! Typically I do 20 minutes on the bike, then I go stretch and do an ab workout then I will hit the stepper for 30 minutes. Not yesterday! I was determined that I would stretch and do my ab routine and then I was going to make it through 60 minutes of that stepper and I did! I pushed hard the whole way through on that weight loss program and even upped the resistance when I thought it was to low. I fee... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:39:59 EST survived the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4993740 Well I actually survived the weekend without gaining 3 lbs. I only gained .5 and I am truly amazed. I went away for the weekend and survived it! Now if I can get thru them all with no or very little gain I'll be a happy camper. My weight hasnn't changed much this past week, but I am not giving up. I will continue on my weight loss journey until I reach my goal weight. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:47:27 EST need focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983894 I have been doing great getting to the gym and working out hard while I am there. My focus needs to improve on the eating. I have not been doing well with it and have been battling the eating for 2 weeks now. I started off great...but after eating so many salads the first week I think I ruined myself for eating salad. I cant seem to stomach one now! It is so frustrating..I only have about 4 weeks until the wedding. I will continue to work hard and keep trying. At some point its gotta all fall... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:58:26 EST Sticking to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970075 Week one is almost complete. Six pounds in the first week is great for me. I've made it to the gym so far 5 days and will be going again tomorrow. My daughter has been going with me and we are keeping each other on track and focused. It's a heck of alot easier to stick with it when you have a partner. We keep each other accountable everyday. We will both reach our goals this time around. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 13:45:44 EST 42 days till my brothers wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965879 On Aug 25th my brother is getting married. My daughter and I decided on this past Monday that we have 44 days till the wedding and we would workout everyday possible and eat healthy counting every calorie and drinks tons of water. 3 days in and I am down 6lbs and she is down 3lbs. We have made alot of sacrifices and are willing to continue this regime until the wedding. We can do anything for 44 days! I don't care if the 6lbs I've lost is probably all water weight as long as it continues to c... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:11:04 EST tackling another demon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4789554 It has been 11 days since I had a cigarette. My first week I quit with the help of the patch. This week I have gone cold turkey. I can really tell a difference in my attitude and the need to eat. I was a 223 last Friday morning and by Monday morning I was 229..how the h*ll is that even possible? There is no way that I possibly couldve eaten that much food from Sat morning until Mon. Well I am just now down to 227 today and it's Thurs. I have been working out faithfully since Jan 1st. I get t... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:17:27 EST horrible weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747381 Last week I did so good and got down to 223. Today I wake up and back to 227 I am. I had a horrible eating weekend. I need the structure of work everyday to keep myself on track and accountable and not eat out of boredom. Today I will start again. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:52:44 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4733440 Exercise is going great. I have made it to the gym 5 days a week for the last 2 weeks. I am planning on doing this every week from here on out. I am working on the eating next. I will be cleaning up and journalling everything starting tomorrow. I've only dropped a few pounds since starting to workout which I am happy with. Cleaning up my food will help alot. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:58:20 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707431 Going to the gym is going pretty well. All things considered. I've made it to the gym atleast 3 times a week for the month so far. I am feeling the burn. I will try to get the eating under control starting on the 5th of February. I still havent gotten to my 7lbs goal, but I am not discouraged or giving up. You gotta eat clean in order to lose and I know that. And I will do it. I've got 3 1/2 months (Feb Mar Apr and most of May) to lose all that I can and eat differently. Not giving up this ... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:01:26 EST trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679923 I havent been able to get on the computer much. But I am going to the gym atleast 3 or 4 times a week. The eating isnt real clean but I am trying. Ive got alot going on in my life so I am taking things one day at a time. It's all I can do for now. I will get the eating cleaned up and under control in about 3 weeks. I say this because right now I have my father in law living with me and its constant care on top of 2 teenagers in the house and working full and part time. I am trying to get thro... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:27:21 EST Getting on the right track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4613883 I haven't posted a blog in awhile. I have been back at the gym pretty regular lately. I will continue to go to the gym while working on getting my diet under control. I backed off the journalling and realize that this is something that I need to do. I eat much cleaner when I am writing everything down. I will start journalling again tomorrow. I will do this one step at a time. Mon, 5 Dec 2011 20:29:21 EST week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543855 I started journalling everything that i eat this week. I have been faithful in doing so. I havent eaten the best, but I am mindful. I am working my way to a clean eating habit. I know from years of experience that just cutting out everything does not work for me. I will want those things more than ever. I have not made it to the gym yet this week, but I am going to try to start working out n the morning before work. I need to start getting to bed earlier so that i am not as tired in the morni... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:18:30 EST