LUNAADMIRER's SparkPeople Blog LUNAADMIRER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's been a while! :/ I'm embarrassed, but I'm not going to let that stop me. I haven't been on here for a while and I am over 170 lbs again. I miss the support and I miss the interactions. I hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> I've been having some crazy stuff happening in my life... and I'm trying to deal with it as well as care about myself in every aspect. <BR> <BR> Let's give ourselves the gift of health. <BR> Love to you all. Sun, 5 May 2013 16:02:53 EST Turkey, stuffing and pie, oh my! So this year, we have three Thanksgiving dinners to attend. We already went to two last night. Thankfully my husband is also on a health kick and we were both able to eat dinner at one place and then eat a little bit of dessert at the 2nd place. But wow... we did over eat just a tad but the meal was pretty balanced and everything on our plates was pretty healthy. I guess it didn't help that we only ate oatmeal and coffee for breakfast and nothing else until about 5pm. <BR> <BR> We're visiti... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:27:07 EST It's all up to me I'm a big fan of The Biggest Loser and it hits me again and again while watching it, but I'm finally realizing what it all comes down to. We're all our own decision makers. It's up to me whether I want to "sneak" a doughnut when nobody's looking...even though I think that nobody is watching me... it really isn't okay and I'm just cheating myself. <BR> <BR> I'm the person who decides to get her butt up and moving. I'm the one that is the ultimate decision maker on what goes into my mouth. Su... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:04:15 EST I'm alive ;) Here I am on this constant weight loss journey, sometimes losing myself and sometimes getting back on the path. <BR> <BR> I recently purchase a groupon for bikram yoga for two months, unlimited. With my schedule, I could go three times a week. So far, I've gone twice and I love it. Besides the room being stinky, it's a great work out. <BR> <BR> I haven't gone to the gym in a while though, and I miss running, so I'll start going again in the mornings soon. <BR> <BR> We can do this everyo... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 13:20:56 EST Little by little I'm usually a very patient person, but when it comes to seeing results, I want to see them right away. I've been able to come to terms (sort of) that they don't happen right away, and I'm trying to keep strong. So far so good. I'm SO looking forward to that halfway mark of being down 30 pounds since Starting to lose weight, when I was at my highest. It's been a few years of yo-yo weight loss and gain, but I need to get control of this thing. <BR> <BR> I'm going to be 32 this year, and I wan... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:19:56 EST Embarassed but strong <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I haven't kept up with my weight loss for a while, but I need to. <BR> I haven't really logged onto Sparkpeople for a long time, and I was just thinking about what a great site and tool this is... and I need to take advantage of that. <BR> <BR> Here I am... a few pounds heavier than the last time I signed in. <BR> <BR> I need to do this. <BR> <BR> Stay Strong! <BR> <BR> <BR> *************************** ... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:57:01 EST Frustration <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Agh... I've not only fallen off the bandwagon but it's dragging me behind in the dirt.... :( <BR> <BR> I need to get up, dust off, and jump back on it. <BR> <BR> *sigh* <BR> <BR> Stay strong all! <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2009 16:01:19 EST When the going gets tough <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've been going up lately... I was down to about 147 for a while, but then I cut my finger, had 7 stitches, and I'm finally recovering enough that I can do the eliptical again. I was too frightened to grab on for a while now. <BR> <BR> In my little twisted mind, I created the concept that "no exercise" means I can eat anything my little heart... or rather mind desires. Of course, this led to a 10 pound weight gain i... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 15:43:19 EST More than halfway there! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm more than halfway through my weight loss journey! It's taken a while, but I'm slowly getting there. <BR> <BR> Stay strong! Fri, 22 May 2009 00:39:22 EST Slowly burning the pounds off <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm slooooooooowly doing this, but I'm doing it! :) <BR> Hang in there and stay strong, everyone! Fri, 3 Apr 2009 23:42:47 EST Stay strong! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." <BR> -Oliver Goldsmith <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:46:45 EST I need to be fierce! I need to get back on track with dieting and exercise. This is it...I have to! :) <img src=""> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 00:57:57 EST UGH <img src=""> <BR> *this is a picture of my husband in Oregon at his uncle's house, looking for the dog who ran off into the creek* <BR> <BR> I went up a pound and a half from last week :( I've been fighting a cold and I haven't been drinking as much water. Argh, I need to get my butt back in gear!!! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better today, but I just need to pick myself back up, dust off...majorly and just keep going in this trip to finding my ... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:37:34 EST December is here <img src=""> <BR> Hey everyone. I'm still here, but struggling through the holiday madness. I am starting to get that feeling of "I'll be lenient and then just really buckle down in the new year", but I need to still watch it, because the new year isn't for a month and that's a whole lot of time of not being wise about what I eat and the exercise that I do. <BR> <BR> Hang in there all! Wed, 3 Dec 2008 02:41:49 EST Vacation My hubby and I are in L.A. visiting our families for a week. I hope that I can keep up with watching my calorie intake and my exercise. I don't have an eliptical trainer like at home, but I can go for walks and my mother-in-law has weights and aerobic videos. <BR> <BR> Hey, at least I don't have the daily stress from work to worry about...or the bunches of donuts that are brought in daily...or the comments from co-workers about my "funny" lunches because they're actually balanced and health... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:22:10 EST Birthday! It's my 29th birthday today! Yay. The ladies at work were so nice and they decorated my desk and left me presents. I got a little cake and some brownies, but I'm taking those home for the hubby. I must resist! :) <BR> <BR> I vow today to keep going with my healthy lifestyle. I want to live as long as I can! <BR> <BR> Have a great day all! Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:20:59 EST I need to go down...not up, damnit! So because I didn't watch what I ate and didn't exercise for about two weeks, I'm up two pounds. It doesn't suprise me, but at least I'm facing the scale and getting back on track. I'm on my T.O.M. now and it's a bit annoying, but it's ok, I can do this! :) Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:18:30 EST Fell off the wagon a little So I feel so "blah" because I didn't exercise at all the past week and a half and it's taking its toll on me. My brother in law was in a motorcycle accident on 7/31 and I just haven't felt motivated enough, as we have been trying to be there for him and my in laws. Thankfully he's ok and it wasn't worse, but it's like I've been so stressed that I've forgotten on working out and the eating hasn't been good either. Ugh. I am scared of weighing in on Monday, but I have to. My period started slig... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 18:50:49 EST New toy! We got an elliptical trainer...thank you stimulus check! Well, we were up for renewal at the gym, and the year membership was about $280 so we figured that it would be worth it to spend more and just get a trainer to use at home. My husband and I have gotten a bit lazy about going to the gym. So I've had it since the day after memorial day and I've used it 4 times now. I LOVE it! :) I'm very excited to have such a great tool in my house that I can use often and that will help me lose weight. ... Sun, 1 Jun 2008 21:24:01 EST I WANT to get down to the 150's so bad!!! So I'm frustrated. I've gotten as low as 160 but I just can't seem to get below that...darnit! I'm going to keep pushing. <BR> <BR> So far, since the beginning of this year, I've had a bit of a yo yo situation: <BR> <BR> Starting weight on 01/01/08: 165 lbs. <BR> 01/07/08: 162.5 <BR> 01/14/08: 161.5 <BR> 01/21/08: 161 <BR> 01/28/08: 160 <BR> 02/04/08: 160.5 <BR> 02/11/08: 162 <BR> 02/18/08: 161.5 <BR> 02/26/08: 161 <BR> 03/04/08: 160 <BR> <BR> Stay strong everyone!!! Wed, 5 Mar 2008 15:37:16 EST I think it's finally sinking in... I think that after sticking with Sparkpeople for a while now, everything that I'm learning in regards to counting calories is really sinking in and staying with me. Yesterday was, what I thought, a horrible day, because I thought I went over my calorie intake limit. Well, I just entered what I had left to enter into my nutrition log and I still had about 100 calories to spare! Awesome! I know that this weekend I didn't do so good, but the exercise that I did last week helped and I still lost ... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:45:10 EST New Year, big plans! So the holiday season totally did me in. Ugh, I'm disappointed in myself for not sticking to the routine that I had going on. I had a cold for a few days, but that's no excuse. I'm still at a weight loss of 13 and a half pounds, but I was so happy when I had reached the 21lb. mark. <BR> <BR> Well, at least now I'm back home and back at the routine that I was doing before. Hopefully my work place doesn't bring in too many goodies, given that the holidays are over. <BR> <BR> Stay strong eve... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 18:13:32 EST It's Spreading! So I told a co-worker about Spark People and she has joined. I have a few other friends that might join. I'm excited because they can see what has been motivating me lately. <BR> <BR> Last week, there were a few ladies at work that were railing on me for counting my calories, and being obsessed (according to them) over weight loss. They pretty much asked me how I could suffer through craving fatty and sweet food. I told them that of course there are times when I cave in and have something I ... Thu, 4 Oct 2007 23:36:00 EST Slowly but surely! It's been almost a month since I've joined Spark People, and I've really enjoyed it. I have a livejournal that I write in in regards to weight loss and dieting that I have done before, but I always tend to yo yo. Sure there are contacts on that who might write me every once in a while, but I love that the people on Spark People are so involved in each others lives. Even if we don't know each other in real life, we all can relate to each other in the aspect of wanting to be healthier and just ... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 20:39:43 EST Here I go... So it definitely is time to do this thing. I've said that I'm going to lose the weight so many times for a long time now. No more yo-yo diets. This is it. The only way I can do this is by changing my lifestyle, and it has come to that. Mon, 10 Sep 2007 20:34:28 EST