LUGNUT_9754's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LUGNUT%5F9754 LUGNUT_9754'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/ BLC26 - Mental Toughness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792198 I have NO mental toughness. I give in to cravings way to easily, I quit too easily, I let myself fail too easily. I often have an all or nothing mentality and when I slip I just let myself keep falling. One bad choice leads to another, then to another, then to another. I have been on SP for such a long time and although I made progress I slipped and I'm back higher than my original weight. Looking back on my previous blogs I always say "this is going to be the time I change" but it never seem... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 10:51:39 EST BLC26 Expectations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784887 As you probably already know I have done/tried multiple BLC challenges in the past and now I am currently doing another. This round I'm keeping my expectations to be relatively low. My "normal" method is all or nothing which leads me to doing great, burning out, then quitting. I figure this time if I have low minimums then it will be easy to meet my goals. <BR> <BR> Here are my expectations for myself: <BR> - 8 cups of water a day (unless water outage because I need to ration my drinking wa... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:29:26 EST Michele's Weight Loss Journey Take 2343434435560 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678034 Yep, back again..... maybe for good this time..... <BR> <BR> Quick update since the last time: <BR> I was trying to get pregnant using a donor. I had an early miscarriage in January and that was it. I was planning on just moving onto IVF but I really didn't feel comfortable getting pregnant at my current weight. I also didn't feel comfortable spending $20,000 on something that might not work. I decided instead to switch to adoption. <BR> <BR> Adoption is a much better plan for me. It will... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:03:28 EST Day 1 of Spark Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551865 I joined spark coach in hopes that it will get me past my plateau. I downloaded the app so I'm hoping to check in every night before bed. Today's topic is how to distract myself from bingeing. This is a hard one since there isn't much to do that would distract me. My best option is to not buy it in the first place. I have no need to have junk in my house so why tempt myself. Hopefully I can stick with that plan this Friday as that is my typical binge night. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:24:47 EST Why is this so hard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548731 Back again..... at least this time I haven't gained. I'm still doing Nutrisystem (which I like) but have plateaued. I think it started because I wasn't eating enough (only about 800 calories a day) and now it's because I've added junk instead of good food. I did buy some frozen veggies though so that is where I'm going to start. I'm also going to start doing Walk Away the Pounds. Because of weather I can't walk outside, I brought the Kinect up here but I have yet to use it. I lived WATP befor... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 23:11:12 EST Decision to Move to Floater - BLC23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509619 This is not the first time I have asked to become a floater. Usually it's because I'm "too busy" to workout, or "too busy" to workout, etc. This time is finally different! I'm on track, losing weight, getting in workouts, eating great, but my internet is HORRIBLE! I track my food in my Nurtisystem planner (pen and paper) and my workouts through Fitbit so I don't have to worry about the internet. However trying to get online to find out the weekend/tnt/lcw challenges, plus trying to keep up wi... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:21:14 EST BLC23 - Storytelling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504363 For this weekend's challenge we need to tell a story about our journey. My journey is a rough one, full of up and downs. Since I love the quote "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again" I have decided not to write about my past but about my future. Here is where I see myself going. The following takes place in the future :P <BR> <BR> August 2017 <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! I can't believe it but I've still managed to keep the weight off. I am now down to 164 lbs which means I... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:51:14 EST BLC23 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479664 I'm really excited to be back on board with BLC!!! So far just in training I have lost 5 lbs. I know that is probably water weight but it's a good feeling. Here are my goals for the 12 weeks of BLC: <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> 5000 + steps for at least 5 days a week <BR> Structured workouts at least 3 days a week <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> 8 cups of water per day <BR> Follow Nutrisystem <BR> <BR> General: <BR> Get back into a routine <BR> Lose some weight! <BR> Be accountable <BR> Challenge my... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 16:10:55 EST Blah - Back Again as my Weight Goes Higher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468822 I can't even count how many times I've written posts about how "this time" with be "the time" that I lose the weight and keep it off. Sadly I'm still not there. After Korea I said I would never reach 300 lbs again, and slowly I did. I told myself that it was okay because I would never hit my high weight of 340 again. Well over the past few months I did and I surpassed it. I hit a new high (or reached a new low in my life) of 360. I'm now at 354.8..... not impressed. I'm now back in the middle... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:01:55 EST Day 3 - YAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358290 Yesterday was really good in my opinion. I drank a lot of water, I made good choices without making into a huge deal. My school serves the kids breakfast (very unhealthy breakfast because we are limited by our location) and I was eating breakfast at home, then eating again at school. Yesterday was pancakes.... they fry them in so much oil they are so yummy! BUT I didn't eat any. I had a toast with peanut butter and banana for breakfast so I didn't need anything else. By lunch I was starving b... Thu, 16 May 2013 08:35:47 EST Day 2: Realization! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356611 Yesterday ended decently. I was over my calories but not by too much. I also got in a 11 minute SP video. <BR> <BR> Today I went for some blood work (for a fertility clinic but don't tell anyone!) and it was the first time ever (except with sick) that I was told I needed to drink more water. She also had trouble finding a vain because I need more water. I know I need to drink more but the water here is nasty (I really should post a picture lol) and I don't like to drink at work because then ... Tue, 14 May 2013 18:20:52 EST Day 1 of the Rest of my Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355075 <em>249</em> <BR> Today is day 1 of the Spark Solution Challenge aka day 1 of the rest of my life! Friday I did my shopping, Sunday I prepped some things. Where I live I can't follow the meal plan exactly because I can't get the ingredients. I will be making a lot of substitutions but I will still be better off than I was. My plan this time is to make small changes, two small changes a week while increasing my fruits and veggies. No eliminating whole groups or items, just limiting unhealth... Mon, 13 May 2013 11:33:58 EST I'm a mess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352947 I make plans to lose weight, work out, eat better but then I never follow through. I have blog after blog about how it will be different this time but nothing ever changes. My weight is currently at 348.2..... WTF!!! When I was under 300 I said I would never see it again. When I got down to 270 I knew I would never get to 300 again.... but here I am, back where I began. Four years, 80 lbs! Why couldn't I have LOST 80 lbs these past four years?!?!?! I would be at 190 right now! I would be in w... Sat, 11 May 2013 09:59:49 EST Successes and not so much..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278602 I have forever posted my roller coaster of motivation. I will be motivated, have a plan, think that I have my act together this time but then I either don't act upon it or work really hard at it for a bit and then slide into my old ways again. In September it will be 7 years of being on Sparkpeople, and 16 years since my first diet that I can remember. I have always had a goal to be X weight by the time I am X years old. My age has crept up to 25, my weight bounced around. I feel like I need ... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:33:07 EST Dog Scouts = Fitness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214035 My dog and I recently joined the Dog Scouts of America. As a mixed breed he is excluded from many competitions and I really wanted to have fun training him towards something. I came across Dog Scouts while looking for a dog friendly summer vacation. I found their AMAZING camp and since then we joined, Shol'va (my puppy) became a Cadet Scout, and is currently working towards becoming a Dog Scout. <BR> <BR> Just like Boy Scouts the dogs earn badges for things like hiking, swimming, canoeing, ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:18:05 EST New Year, New Start, Let's Try This Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187885 I just turned 25 which is really scary. When I was 17 I made the goal to be fit and healthy by 20. When I was 20 I promised I would be by 25. Here I sit at 25, morbidly obese, back to where I started at 340 lbs. I thought I had changed, I definitely learned, but somehow slid back into the hole of unhealthiness. <BR> <BR> I flew back January 1st. I used to love flying but having a big butt and squeezing it into a little seat has made me dread it. I push myself as close to the window as possi... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:17:09 EST Over 6 Years Since Joining Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167953 WOW! While updating some things I realized it has been over 6 years since joining Sparkpeople (September 2006). Weight wise I am the same, if not more (no scale right now) but I have learned so much about myself, fitness, nutrition, everything. My goal was to be at my ideal weight by the time I was 25. Well.... my 25th birthday is in two weeks so I don't think that is going to happen. I have updated that to 30. I don't want to be old and fat, I don't want to be fat forever. I'm getting to the... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:35:52 EST Struggling.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094955 I'm currently living in the middle of nowhere. It is a small fly-in community of approx. 400 people. We only have one little store with limited selection and high prices. Food has been a huge challenge for me. My meals usually consist of sugary oatmeal for breakfast, Kraft dinner or Mr. Noodles for lunch, and a TV dinner for supper. If they have frozen chicken breast in stock I'll buy that but it doesn't last long. I can get potatoes every so often as well. What I would do for an apple or bro... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:34:07 EST Off on a New Adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029021 So it seems that is has been a while since I blogged..... My weight is between 340 and 350.... seems to have stopped there, thankfully... My eating is horrible, I haven't worked out in forever... <BR> <BR> But tomorrow starts a new chapter and a new adventure for me. My Sparkfriends that have been with me from the start (you know who you are!) or for a while at least, my life has been chaos with moving, changing jobs, going to different schools, etc. Move away from my family, lose weight, co... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:15:59 EST Walk for Muscular Dystrophy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867355 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Fat to Fit Parade will be participating in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy this year and needs your support. If you can donate anything (even $1!) please help us support this cause! You can donate securely through the link below. <BR> <BR> <link>http://muscle.akaraisin.com/niagarar<BR>egionWMD2012/FatToFitParade </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> <BR> -- <BR> Fat to Fit Parade <BR> www.FattoFitParade.com Sat, 5 May 2012 09:09:12 EST Three Years, Fifty Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735087 I wish this was one of those great posts, you know the kind where one can share their accomplishments about how far they have come, how proud they are of themselves. Well this isn't one of them. It's actually pretty pathetic. I know the comments people will write will be stuff like "you can do it" and "I'm here for you" etc. but I just don't feel positive right now. I joined SP in 2006 (age 18 310 lbs) excited to finally be able lose the huge amount of weight I carried around most of my life.... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:12:52 EST BLC18: I Have a Dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678013 First weekend challenge for BLC18 and I'm ready to go! I'm having a horrible TOM (actually went to the hospital this morning it was so bad) but I'm good right now so I thought I would blog. As an obese person on the CAMO crew team I need to pull my own weight (:P). This challenge I want to get max points daily, other than maybe E because of feeling like garbage. We will see though. Here is the "I Have a Dream" Challenge: <BR> <BR> <BR> D = DO! It is that simple! Stop delaying your progress!... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:21:16 EST Still Wasting Time and Plans for the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641010 So... After writing a very emotional blog about how much time I am wasting when I could be living, I'm still wasting time and gaining weight. My binges have been getting a bit better, not as often, not as big. I joined the newcomers group for Overeaters Anonymous and slowly learning how to live binge free. I have also been attending some of the online meetings which has helped me realize that I am not alone in my binging and cravings. My family has always criticized how much I eat and always ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:29:22 EST Wasted Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583525 I have a daily insight calendar and today's quote I wanted to share: <BR> "You should make preparations so that, even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets." Dalai Lama. <BR> <BR> Every time I think of how long I've been on this journey, how little I have come (weight wise), and how far I could be if I put more effort in, I regret not taking more time for me and getting my act together. Enough excuses, enough wasted time. Taking a little time to eat right and workout will mean Y... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:30:40 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4531739 So, here is a quick update. <BR> <BR> Weigh in this morning was not good. Last week it was up, but it was TOM. This week up again.... my eating wasn't great but wasn't horrible either. My workouts have been fantastic and consistent. Maybe the gain would have been worse if it wasn't for the workouts. Who knows. Anyway, I'm not really caring because it's just a number. Eventually it will go down if I keep up my awesome workouts and eating good. <BR> <BR> I'm loving the gym membership. Monda... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:10:56 EST BLC Week 1 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4484108 Calories Eaten: 12,346 <BR> Calories Burned: 2,443 <BR> BMR: 18,340 <BR> <BR> Total Calorie Deficit: 8,437 <BR> Total Expected Pounds Lost: 2.4 <BR> <BR> Expected Weight for 09-14: 302 lbs <BR> <BR> Actual Weight for 09-14: 300.4 <BR> Actual Weight Loss: 6 lbs <BR> <BR> Exercise Minute Goal: 70 <BR> Exercise Minute Actual: 433 <BR> <BR> Overall it was a great week. I'm excited to see how this week goes. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 08:00:43 EST Week 1 Expected Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4483688 So tomorrow is weigh in. Here is the calculation of what my loss should be: <BR> <BR> Calories Eaten: 12,346 <BR> Calories Burned: 2,443 <BR> BMR: 18,340 <BR> <BR> Total Calorie Deficit: 8,437 <BR> Total Expected Pounds Lost: 2.4 <BR> <BR> Expected Weight for 09-14: 302 lbs <BR> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:58:35 EST BLC17 Starting Measurements and Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4471076 Starting Measurements <BR> <BR> Weight: 306.4 <BR> Current pant size: 22 to 24 <BR> Measurements: <BR> - Hips: 61 <BR> - Bust: 49.5 <BR> - Belly: 51 <BR> - Waist: 43 <BR> - Thighs: 33.5 <BR> - Calves: 24 <BR> - Upper Arm: 20.5 <BR> - Lower Arm: 11.5 <BR> - Neck: 13.5 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> - Lose 25 lbs <BR> - No processed food (including sugar!) for the entire 12 weeks <BR> - No take-out, fast food, etc. for the entire 12 weeks <BR> - Eating clean for the entire 12 weeks <BR> - T... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 08:59:13 EST 5K Rookie Running Program: Week 1: Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4453182 I just finished my first day of 5K training! Last time I trained on a treadmill, I kept repeating week one because I could barely do it. I was using C25K, this time I using SP rookie running program. They claim that anyone that can walk for 25 minutes can complete the program and run a 5k. I have no problems walking so I figured bring it on! The treadmill was a lot easier because this time I'm outside, on a sidewalk doing uphill for half of it! It was hard work, but so worth it. I hate runnin... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:20:43 EST BLC17 Training Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449236 A new BLC round is starting soon and I'm super excited. I was co-captain of the Periwinkle Pirates for three rounds and then had to quit because I didn't have a reliable internet connection. When I got one again it was summer and there is no summer round :'(. But now it's back and so am I. For training camp I am on the Mighty Motivators. The challenge this weekend will get my back on tracking and focused again. I'm going to get back into consistently tracking my food and working out daily. I'... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 08:57:58 EST Reviewers Needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4381345 My website is looking for reviewers for fitness and nutrition video games, books and videos. If you are interested please apply at <link>http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB2<BR>2CRS3TM4RQ </link> . Thanks! Sat, 23 Jul 2011 16:06:55 EST BLC Week 2 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4375100 <em>198</em> SWEAT harder. Add an extra hour of cardio workouts to your routine this week! Be sure you track every minute you work out! <BR> <BR> 90 out of 60 minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>260</em> <em>326</em> CHANGE it up! Mixing different work-outs will steer you clear of plateaus. Try one new style of cardio this week - something you have never done before! Work 20 minutes of this new activity into your week. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try boxing or tennis: 60 out of 20 minutes <BR> <BR>... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:03:04 EST BLC Week 2 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374536 Starting Weight: 304.2 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Track all food: <BR> 07/20: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/21: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/22: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/23: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/24: <BR> 07/25: <BR> 07/26: <BR> <BR> Stay under 2000 calories per day: <BR> 07/20: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/21: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/22: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/23: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/24: <BR> 07/25: <BR> 07/26: <BR> <BR> No processed sugar: <BR> 07/20: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/21: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/22: <em>... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:16:14 EST BLC Week 1 Summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374522 Starting Weight: 302.4 <BR> Expected End Weight (calculating calories in vs. calories out): 301.7(-0.7) <BR> Actual End Weight: 304.2 (+1.8) <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Track all food: <BR> 07/13: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/14: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/15: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/16: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/17: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/18: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/19: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> No processed sugar: <BR> 07/13: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/14: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/15: <em>248</em> <BR> 07/16: <em... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:11:57 EST BLC Week 1 Challenge (WARNING! REALLY GROSS PICTURES!!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4359933 Week 1 – Due July 20th <BR> Start week one by choosing to write your GOALS, NON-SCALE STARTERS or a TRACKING challenge <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> Long Term: <BR> - Be healthy mentally, physically and emotionally by my 25th birthday (12/31/2012) <BR> - Be under 200 lbs <BR> <BR> Medium Milestones: <BR> - Complete a 5K race <BR> - Be under 250 lbs <BR> <BR> Short Term: <BR> - Lose 15 lbs during this challenge <BR> - Be (processed) sugar free for one month <BR> - Establish routines again <BR> -... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:27:35 EST Sparkpeople eMeetings!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4350937 The last few weeks I've been going to the Sparkpeople eMeetings. They are amazing! I love it and are a great motivational tool. If you haven't tried them you should! They are completely free, and you can use a webcam, computer microphone, telephone or just type with your keyboard. They are super interactive and fun! Sign up at <link>livemind.com/class-sparkpeople-emeet<BR>ing-free-orientation-to-sparkpeople-li<BR>ve-emeetings.aspx </link> . There are four dates to choose from, just click "Mo... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 09:24:47 EST I need a buddy from Canada!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315505 I'm in need of a buddy from Canada. I used to have a buddy in the US but due to texting rates it's not working anymore. I need someone I can text. I prefer a female around my weight (304) and my age (23). I struggle a lot with motivating myself but I'm good with motivating others. Please post on my wall or sparkmail me if interested in talking a bit. Thanks! Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:15:42 EST Here we go again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315474 So I changed my Sparkpage to be more bright, the dark colour was too dreary. I'm slowly figuring out what I can do and slowly getting more motivated. Unfortunately this slowness has made me gain about 14 pounds in 2 months. How the hell did I have all those extra calories? That's 49, 000 calories extra! Given that my BMR is 2,600 that means in 60 days I ate at least 205,000 calories!... Well now I averaged per day and got 3,416 calories eaten (at least) per day. I can see that. WOW that sucks... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:04:40 EST Getting Going Again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4305149 I admit I have been slacking a bit lately. The fundraiser was very time consuming (but worth it! So far we've raised $172!!). The day of the fundraiser we had a wicked thunderstorm half way through. We packed up and tried again the next day. We didn't have very many people at first but due to some quick thinking we raised the same amount as the first day. <BR> <BR> Summary of what we raised: <BR> $172 (and counting! Donate at <link>http://www.ctjumpstart.ca/personalPa<BR>ge.aspx?registrati... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:26:08 EST Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4257630 I don't understand why I keep putting my faith in my mom. All she ever does is disappoint me. I love her to death but she always breaks her promises. Right now I'm rely on her and I hate that I believe her just to be crushed again and again. I should know by now that I can't. There are two courses that I was taking so I can hopefully get part-time work in the fall. She has known this forever and promised to pay for them. The first one I worked my butt off to get a grant because she didn't hav... Thu, 26 May 2011 12:02:21 EST 100 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4251483 I just joined a spark team for a 100 day challenge. <BR> The ten phases of the 100 day challenge are: <BR> Readiness <BR> Exposition <BR> Values <BR> Openness <BR> Learning <BR> Unlearning <BR> Trust <BR> Instincts <BR> Opportunities <BR> New Beginnings <BR> <BR> I am starting May 29th and ending September 5th. <BR> <BR> Readiness <BR> 05/29 Weigh in/Clean out pantry & refrigerator <BR> 05/30 List reasons you have given up before <BR> 05/31 List reasons you will not give up this time <BR> ... Mon, 23 May 2011 16:57:55 EST Help Me Walk/Run More This Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4232912 Every dollar counts! To donate visit <link>http://www.ctjumpstart.ca/personalPa<BR>ge.aspx?registrationID=1115768&langPre<BR>f=en-CA </link> . Fundraiser to help kids who can't afford to play sports. Help Fat To Fit Parade raise money for Canadian Tire's JumpStart program. For every $1 donated, Michele from FatToFitParade.com will walk or run 1km. Tax receipts available for those who donate over $20. <BR> <BR> Fat To Fit Parade is has started a fundraiser to help children who can't afford ... Sat, 14 May 2011 21:27:26 EST May Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4227713 Weight: 296.6 (Boo!) <BR> Waist: 40 <BR> Hips: 60.5 <BR> Neck: 14 <BR> Calf: 22 <BR> Thigh: 35 <BR> Belly: 49 <BR> Lower Arm: 11.5 <BR> Upper Arm: 20.5 <BR> Bust: 49 <BR> <BR> Compare to the last time I measured, my measurements didn't change much. My weight went up, up, up from 282 to 296.6 though!! That's what I get from eating a ton of salt! Well I have goals for the month as well as for the summer. Here they are: <BR> <BR> By June 1st: <BR> Weight: 289 or less <BR> and/or <BR> Measu... Thu, 12 May 2011 10:39:07 EST Clean Eating: Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4213275 From <link>http://fattofitparade.blogspot.com/2<BR>011/05/clean-eating-day-5.html </link> <BR> <BR> Today was great. I love how if you don't have sugar and/or salt for a while you don't crave it anymore. Also everything tastes sweeter/saltier so you don't need to use as much (if any). That's where I realized I was at today. I used to hate plain yogurt because it wasn't sweet, I usually added organic jam to it. For breakfast I only added a little tad and for my snack later I didn't add any ... Thu, 5 May 2011 21:56:06 EST Clean Eating: Day 3 (wanted pictures but SP hates me so you'll have to check original blog for pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4212894 Sorry it has taken me so long to post these pictures. I have no excuse other than being forgetful and easily distracted. Anyway, day 3 was great! I did a lot of cooking. I batch cook and then portion, bag and freeze. That way I just have to take out of the bag, microwave, enjoy. Here are some of the things I cooked. Three are from the book The Best of Clean Eating: Over 200 Mouthwatering Recipes to Keep You Lean and Healthy, which I will be reviewing on the site sometime this month. <BR> <B... Thu, 5 May 2011 18:11:08 EST To My Friends in Niagara http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209402 Hello friends in Niagara. Fat To Fit Parade is having a fundraiser garage sale! If you have any books, movies, board games, trinkets, toys, or any other items you can donate please let me know. All money will be going to JumpStart to help kids who can't afford to play sports. Let's fight childhood obesity!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> -- <BR> Michele <BR> <link>www.FatToFitParade.com </link> Wed, 4 May 2011 10:23:42 EST Clean Eating: Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4208107 From <link>http://fattofitparade.blogspot.com/2<BR>011/05/clean-eating-day-2.html </link> <BR> <BR> I didn't have a chance to post last night. It was a good day yesterday. I didn't get a chance to cook because I had a bunch of stuff delivered for an event next month and I had to get everything organized. Pus with just moving I had a ton of boxes, totes, etc. to unpack. My bedroom and art room has not been organized since 2007, when we moved to this house, so I really needed to get some thi... Tue, 3 May 2011 19:10:20 EST Clean Eating: Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4202792 This is copied from my other blog at <link>http://fattofitparade.blogspot.com/ </link> so some of the links to the recipes won't work: <BR> <BR> So, today I started eating clean again. I'm not 100% clean because I have to buy my bread until I get my bread maker back from my uncle. Also I love frozen yogurt and crackers with hummus, and chicken burger from PC. I could make chicken burgers but that will be later in the summer. Considering the garbage I was eating this is a lot less. Tomorrow... Sun, 1 May 2011 17:17:24 EST Question for my BLC Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4172282 I was too late to sign up for BLC16 :'( but hope you are all doing good. Does anyone have any info about BLC summer camp? When does registration start? When does it start? Finish? Is there a camo team application? Any other info would be great! Thanks! <BR> <BR> Also, Fat To Fit Parade has another contest going on right now. Complete the survey to be entered to win a $10 Amazon E-Gift Certificate. A member of SP won the last contest :D The link to the survey is <link>www.zoomerang.com/Surve... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:48:23 EST Another FTFP Contest!!! Win a $10 Amazon E-Gift Certificate!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4169897 Want to win a $10 Amazon E-Gift Certificate? Fill out the survey at <link>http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB2<BR>2C7QFELETS </link> to be entered to win!! <BR> <BR> -- <BR> Michele <BR> <link>www.FatToFitParade.com </link> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:27:29 EST