LSODOLAK's SparkPeople Blog LSODOLAK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My Fitness Journey My journey toward health and fitness has had many peaks and valleys since I started nearly five years ago. Although I was at my heaviest weight ever 6 weeks ago (166 lbs at 5’2”) I LOVE this world of exercise, health, fitness and nutrition! I credit this love beginning from watching an infomercial in a hotel room. Like all infomercials, Turbo Jam looked like the best thing in the world. This time, it truly was the best thing in the world. I became ADDICTED to Chalene and her program. Ev... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:53:28 EST I'm Back and Starting Again It is so good to be back. I've been away from SP for most of 2008. I've missed you all, but I've been busy with life and then it just got hard to get back into the swing of things. I'm still not back in the swing yet, but I'm in my planning stage and plan to get healthy again with a New Years Day start date. Until then, I will be taking care of my house and organization so that I can focus on Lookin' Fine in 2009. <BR> <BR> I'm eagerly awaiting my new program, ChaLEAN Extreme! to arriv... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 18:22:11 EST 12:35 am--Relapse! 3/19/08, 12:35 am <BR> Last Friday, I began a downward spiral that turned me back into a possessed sugar junkie. I have sabotaged my efforts and taken quite a step backwards from all the great progress that I've made the last 5 weeks. I really want to kick my sugar habit for good. I've noticed that I am sluggish, moody, have insomnia (notice the time above), nausea, hopeless, rapid irregular heartbeat (scary!),...I felt so good when I removed sugar from my diet. Why did I let it back in?... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:28:29 EST On the Tracking Train! I have been on a roll! Since Ash Wednesday, February 6, I have been successful with tracking all of my calories, cutting out sugary foods, processed junk and desserts, working in strength training, and have begun to cycle my calories. My results in 13 days -- I've lost 3 lbs and I feel great! I have lost more in the last 3 days than I have in 6 months. I feel focused and determined. I don't know how long I have until my motivation and determination wane, but I'm going to give it all I've got ... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 21:02:08 EST Had a setback Well it's been several days since I last posted. I've had a few setbacks with my eating since then as well. I was excited last Monday to see a 3 lb weight loss from the week before. But for some reason, my mind gave me license to eat since I lost some weight. Why the self-sabotage? I'm not sure. All I know is I need to go back to day 1 and track everything again. I let myself relax with my journal entries, food tracking AND what I put in my mouth. I have remained loyal to my workouts,... Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:46:01 EST New Year's Day First, I'll write about dinner last night. We ended up at Texas Land and Cattle. My grilled chicken salad aspirations went out the window when I saw the smoked sirloin and LOBSTER special. I LOVE lobster! So I got the special with baked sweet potato and a garden salad. I had a very small piece of sourdough bread. My only problem was I forgot to ask for the cinnamon butter for my potato on the I scraped out as much as a that stuff is yummy! I ate about 4 oz. of sir... Mon, 1 Jan 2007 15:35:08 EST Yeah! On Day 3 Happy New Year's Eve! It is so much easier to journal when things are going well...and they are! I am on Day 3 and the last two days have gone well. I've stayed within my calorie range and Day 2 was easier than Day 1. We are going out to eat for dinner tonight, that will be a taste. I LOVE going out to eat, and especially splurging on things I wouldn't have at home--rolls, sauces, mmmm. I have to/want to/need to stay strong though. If I stick to a grilled chicken salad, all is well. B... Sun, 31 Dec 2006 14:20:05 EST Starting again...again Well I gained one pound over the holidays. I am back on track started today. I did the Total Body Blast workout today and it is a great workout. I've got a lot of strength to build before I can go all out. <BR> <BR> It is 1:30 in the afternoon and I have the munchies. I wonder why...just habits I suppose. Here is a closer look, maybe I'll have a revelation. At 7:00 am I had a bowl of oatmeal and 1/2 cup of skim milk. I did my workout from 8:30-9:30. At 11:00 am I had 1 clementine and... Fri, 29 Dec 2006 14:45:47 EST The Good Things in Life Wow! This one really hit me. I feel like life is just speeding by me much of the time. Everything is just rushing by. The moments I should be cherishing with my young children are speed by without me even noticing. I let all the little unimportant things take priority over my family, and especially myself too much. I let my exercising and healthy eating go on the back burner time and again so that I can focus on my volunteer work. It isn't even for pay. I know that I am doing good for... Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:18:03 EST Baby Steps Okay, I'm addicted to peanut M&Ms. I am getting better at accomplishing my fast break goals, but I'm still getting into the M&Ms. Today I did 50 minutes of Turbo Jam. I've been pretty inactive for over a month now, so it was difficult. But I felt GREAT afterwards. When I logged my workout,it said it was a 600 calorie burn. I love TJ. It is fun and time flies when I am doing it. Lots of fun and lots of sweat too. My other goals--water has never been a problem, 2 fruits and veggie serv... Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:00:14 EST Almost ready to start I really want to start, but I also am ready to fail. Why? Old habits. This is a stressful time with fall festival coming up. I have another week and a half before I'm really ready to kick it in full gear. I'm thinking I may join WW again, as that was working well in the past. I would prefer to lose weight on my own, but I think that the accountability of going to meetings and facing someone at weigh in is just what I need to keep me on track. I'm so sick of being this blob of a human b... Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:07:31 EST