LUZDELSOL's SparkPeople Blog LUZDELSOL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BLC 26- Navy Ninjas! I feel like this is one of those chances to push myself and see where I go. <BR> I need to test myself, set the good habits and weed out the bad, all while trying to find a balance between setting good limits, and ones that only hinder myself. <BR> <BR> From this round of BLC I plan to try and break out of my shell. To dare myself to get back into fitness and nutrition goals, and to push myself for more change, and more freedom. <BR> <BR> My fitness goals are to: <BR> 1: to do a full body s... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:08:38 EST Making meal plans the day before... I need some practice So I thought planning out meals the night before would be a really good thing for me. It makes sense to not have the stress of making sure you get the right amount of protein and veggies, and staying in an optimal range for calories. But as I find myself awake this morning, I have already found myself rebelling against it... <BR> <BR> I ate dole chocolate covered strawberries, which isn't bad. It just wasn't on my list. <BR> <BR> <BR> The rest of the food seems daunting. <BR> <BR> This ... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:17:49 EST Week 2- Plans and Progress The beginning of September is going great. <BR> <BR> As for my goals... <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> I feel like I have been trying and succeeding. I'm learning that some things aren't really measureable. I mean, I know the only one who really benefits or loses in this is me. Happiness is what I'm aiming for. I know I'm making effort and I'm not stressing about everything I'm doing and how it measures up to my ideals. <BR> Not putting that extra pressure on myself, I see that I'm actually doin... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:37:16 EST Week 1- pledges to myself <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> I pledge to try. It doesn't matter if things are going bad that day, as long as I know I made an effort and put thought into what I'm doing. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> I pledge to do one thing minimum each day. I am not putting down a time limit, or a specific type of exercise. I am going to hold myself accountable, and use my own judgment on what is acceptable or passes for the day. <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I pledge to eat better nutritionally. This means that m... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:31:32 EST The hardest thing about fitness right now... well there are two... <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> Starting the workout... <BR> <BR> getting myself to move and sweat and actually do something besides stretch is a struggle... <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> And then keep going on with a routine and not get bored... <BR> <BR> Right now I'm trying to be as random as possible... I'm just doing whatever I want to do as long as its something... eventually I'll have to start focusing on certain things like upper body/core or balance etc... hopefully ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:55 EST My focus is 3 months <BR> <BR> Where I could be in three months... if I work hard enough then maybe ill be down a size or two... maybe I might be able to fit into some of my old clothes... <BR> I could be able to run and not feel likemI'm drowning on land... <BR> <BR> Maybe I could get myself to ride a bike again... <BR> Or I could be able to sign up for a fitness class... <BR> Maybe ill just be happier or have more energy... Which for me who has so little would do me wonders... <BR> <BR> Truth is I won't be ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:41:14 EST COMMITMENTS This is my new commitment blog. I'm starting this since I lost weight and gained it back again shortly after... RESTART... weight 195 <BR> <em>104</em> by the time I turn 23 I will be under 175.... <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~ <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I commit to bed at 930 and awake at 630 everyday... <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> I commit to running up and down my long hill driveway for 30 minutes and 30 minutes of strength/yoga training every morning (yoga and ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:22:41 EST What will it really take now? I tried to start a new username and "refresh" my goals, but it didn't feel right. <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight but at the same time I'm not sure how to keep my motivation going. <BR> <BR> It comes on strongly then fizzles out almost as quickly. <BR> <BR> I know if I just got focused again, I'd be able to lose the weight. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping I get this figured out soon. <BR> <BR> I feel like right now I'm starting from scratch again. <BR> <BR> I really want to prove to myself that ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 05:13:49 EST GYM Today was day one at the gym. <BR> I didn't get everything done I wanted to but I still did a full 60 minute workout without quitting. <BR> Half was strength and half was cardio. <BR> <BR> Here's to more days like today, and hopefully results soon! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:37:50 EST I'm back! So, I've had a bit of time where I've been lazing around, eating what I want and just not caring about weight loss or exercise at all. I would about once a week get up and do some really mediocre weights or stretches, but nothing that really worked to get me motivated. <BR> <BR> I've finally decided when I started getting more winded just working, that I needed to start back up again. <BR> <BR> I thought about how much I've lost and really don't want to go back to where I was at. I've convi... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:02:49 EST Weekly Blog Update and Goals This week my goal is to... <BR> <BR> To work out at least 20 minutes three times this week and do 10 minutes of stretching each day minimum. <BR> <BR> Take my first before and after picture. <em>334</em> Mon, 6 May 2013 21:49:03 EST In Ten Weeks... I'm hoping to be more energized <BR> <BR> as long as I have some sort of progress I will be happy. <BR> but my biggest goal is to be in a size 16 or under 200 pounds. <BR> I would love to be more flexible, and have some progress on my own self image. <BR> and make a habit out of taking vitamins. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I am always exhausted at the end of the day. <BR> my legs always stop working by the time I get home, and staying asleep is impossible. <BR> even stretching I can feel the str... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 07:48:13 EST Weekly Goals This week my goals are... <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Drink 8 glasses of water (10 glasses if I can) <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> find at least 1 picture, quote or video that inspires me each day. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> try to find something that will motivate me to take exercise more seriously. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:22:07 EST two in one blog My fitness bucket list... <BR> Be able to run or jog <BR> Learn to rock climb <BR> Go hiking <BR> Go biking <BR> Go kayaking <BR> Learn to scuba dive <BR> Learn to swim better <BR> Be able to do a pull up <BR> Be able to do the splits <BR> Jump higher than an inch <BR> Do a cartwheel <BR> Holds a plank and wall sit for over five minutes <BR> Be able to do a full side plank <BR> Join a fitness class <BR> <BR> <BR> Sugary drinks and foods... <BR> Ive been pop free for a while now, like half ... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:51:14 EST Weekly Blog Update 5 So I've had a couple weeks of bad results, but this week I'm going to commit again. <BR> <BR> This week my goals are: <BR> Exercise (stretch everyday, and exercise at least every other day) <BR> Do Challenges (try to get as many points as I can) <BR> Have Fun and Don't let stress take over Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:36:01 EST Week 2 Blog Update Did pretty bad on the exercise and stretching, only ended up doing it a few days, then kinda forgot the other days. <BR> I didn't end up using the exercise ball though I did clean it up a little. It is now back outside, since my son wanted to play with it... <BR> <BR> I did make the chart, the collage, and the letter though :) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Goals fo... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 23:30:50 EST Week One Blog Update I think I did really well for water intake, I got most of the week down, though towards the end of the week I was having the most trouble. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that I wasn't tracking all my nutrition the last couple days... so I wasn't really reminded how little I had to drink. <BR> <BR> the working out was a total bust. I think that this week I will do better, since last week I was getting used to working again... I can't use that excuse two weeks in a row. I will defini... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:33:33 EST My Fitness Plan WEEK 1-3 <BR> <BR> Monday Wednesday Fridays <BR> Fullstrength free weight workout (20 min) <BR> <BR> Do stretching for ten minutes every morning <BR> <BR> Do cardio for about ten minutes a day <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEK 3-6 <BR> <BR> Monday Wednesday Friday <BR> Full Body Strength with Free weights (30 minutes) <BR> <BR> Tuesday Thursday Saturday <BR> Cardio for 20 minutes instead of 10 <BR> (still do a minimum of ten a day on other days of the week) <BR> <BR> Still do ten minutes of stretch... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:45:11 EST Weekly Blog Update This week my goals are... <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day <BR> ~Bring waterbottle to work <BR> ~Drink one glass before dinner and breakfast <BR> <BR> <em>357</em> Workout 10-20 minutes every day <BR> ~Try to wake up half an hour earlier to get a workout in before shower. <BR> ~If that doesn't work... then schedule time for the early evening... at least ten minutes is better than nothing at all. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Keep Track of everything I consume <B... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:00:01 EST Fitness Goals <em>362</em> I will do a full body workout with free weights and balance ball at least 3 times a week for 40 minutes. ( every monday, wednesday, and friday) <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> I will do at least 20 minutes minimum of wii cardio and yoga every day, except sundays. I will also aim to do 40 minutes at least twice a week randomly when I have time... <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> I will try to walk at least once a week if I have the time to. <BR> <BR> <em>326</em> I will try to chal... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:10:47 EST another start I don't feel like I was really off track, I did eat without tracking, and indulged here and there, but I was still in control for the most part. Now that I'm out of the weightlifting class, I really feel like I should focus on what I'm going to do for workouts. I didn't really have to think too much about them recently, since all I really had to do was show up to class. Our teacher reminded us that its easier to lose the muscle than it was to gain it. I know that right now this is my goal... ... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 13:10:16 EST This week I did horrible on the food aspect, but not too badly on the fitness... I did drink a lot of water except teh last two days, since I've been pretty sick today, can't keep anything down, and the day before that my son was sick... <BR> <BR> I think I lost weight more due to sickness than anything, but I also think that this wasn't as horrible as my "Bad Weeks" have been in the past :) I'm still here, trying and moving forward, and I did feel a little loss of control, but I'm still motivated to... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:07:29 EST Non-scale victories Things I have noticed and am happy about! <BR> ~can see musles in my arm (though small) when I flex them <BR> ~my legs feel a lot trimmer than they were <BR> ~I can see my waist again, and my tummy doesn't compete with my chest when I look down. <BR> ~I've lost a tiny bit over 23 inches over total body in the last 5 weeks <BR> ~ I am finally a 41 inches in underbust, (no more bra shopping online :D ) <BR> ~ After working out, I tend to have more energy, and only one day of soreness, which is ... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:14:31 EST Weekly Goal Update wk5 So I think that besides yesterday, I did really well on my water intake... I only drank three glasses yesterday, but the other days I drank 5-6 instead of 3-4 average. I'm happy with that :) <BR> <BR> This coming up week I am going to.... <BR> try to eat between 1200-1300 calories for at least 4 days. <BR> Drink 6-8 glasses of water (aiming for 7 average) a day. <BR> and to do some kind of cardio excercise on tuesday, thursday and the weekend... <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness plan update: <BR> <... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:04:04 EST Weekly Goal Update: Goal: drink six glasses of water a day. <BR> <BR> Still not quite there, but I think I did better and was more aware of my intake. I think I did at least half good half bad this week, which isn't too bad, but I found out that most of my drinking is done in the mornings. <BR> Something as simple as water should be easy, but its actually harder than it looks! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Oh well, another week of focusing on water... <BR> This time I'm going to try to drink 3 glasses in the... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:16:06 EST Feeling accomplished Today I went in early to class and was able to finish 14 exercises, and do some cardio. I felt really accomplished, compared to last class period where I barely finished any exercises, and felt like there was a lot of wasted time. I will now be getting myself to class ten to fifteen minutes earlier from now on :) <BR> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 23:56:12 EST Just have to stop thinking I feel like being healthy is becoming a habit. I don't feel a need to indulge very often (maybe once a week or two, which I think isn't bad), and I'm starting to do strength workouts regularly (mostly because I am now taking a weightclass for school), and I also I am getting slightly better on drinking water. <BR> I need to focus on cardio this week, and make sure I don't trade in one type of exercise for the other, which sounds really tempting! <BR> <BR> Last time I lost the weight right o... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:48:02 EST Weekly Goal Update So I did do a couple days of drinking the right amount of water, today was kind of a bad day for that. This week in general I'm a little disappointed, but I feel really optimistic for next week. Since this week was really busy with getting back into school after a summer break. <BR> Somehow this term is really excruciating... but it might be because I'm taking three core classes , instead of two . <BR> <BR> Next week I think I'm going to try the same goal again, so that I can master it. I r... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:57:46 EST Food Blog With Pictures, second go Update Food Blog :) This is for yesterdays meal, but I wasn't able to post this until now! <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakfast... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Snack 1... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lunch... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> (only ate half of the banana, gave the ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 03:24:28 EST A low... For some reason I feel really low about my weight. I'm happy with the exercise, I enjoy my weightlifting class. I still feel motivated and excited about it, motivation is still there and all... Also my nutrition is under control for the most part... no extra sweets, mostly vegetarian diet like I used to, the only thing I need to work on at the moment is water. <BR> But for some reason I really feel like I just want the weight to magically disappear, like its not going fast enough. A few hours... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:30:18 EST Weekly goal So my weekly goal this week is late... But I'm hoping to commit do walking around more and drinking more water for the rest of the week... Really I should be drinking eight glasses of water but I'm going to make my goal six... most days I only drink about four. <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 03:10:57 EST Weekly Blog Update on Goal 1 So far this week I did not go over my calorie range once... although I did go under one day... so I only stayed in the calorie range for 4 days... hopefully 5 by the end of today. <BR> <BR> Stretching I didn't do so well on. I did do well at the beginning of the week, but I didn't do any on friday. On thursday I went out and about for a long time and walked downtown with a friend. I only tracked 45 minutes instead of the three or four hours it was since it wasn't non stop walking, but it di... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 02:00:57 EST WEEKLY GOAL #1 My goal this week is... to eat within my calorie range at least five days this week. <BR> <BR> and to stretch everyday even if its a no fitness day. <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 02:05:19 EST Letter to myself. At the end of this ten week journey I want to be able to reach at least half of my goals. I want to be able to at least note the progress I've made for the other half. As long as I can see improvement I will be especially happy. <BR> <BR> One thing I hope to gain from this challenge is to be more positive, to see that effort does bring results/gain patience, and to gain good habits/ slowly change the bad ones I've accumulated over the last few years. <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:37:14 EST Goals size and weight goals: <BR> ~lose 10-20 pounds <BR> ~go down one pants size <BR> ~reach BMI of 40 (from 43) <BR> <BR> nutrition goals: <BR> ~drink 8 glasses of pure water daily <BR> ~take calcium, vitamin d and Omega 3 fishoil daily (for the most part) <BR> <BR> fitness goals: <BR> ~be able to complete 30+ minutes of exercise a day, five or six days a week <BR> ~be able to hold a plank for 5 minutes <BR> ~be able to jog in place for 20 minutes by the end of BLC#16 <BR> <BR> unmeasurable go... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:31:49 EST Fitness Plan Three days on, one day off intervals <BR> <BR> currently: <BR> yoga and strength mix-15 <BR> cardio- 10+ <BR> <BR> Halfway: <BR> yoga-10 <BR> strength-10 (full body) <BR> cardio-10+ <BR> <BR> other: work on plank everyday for as long as you can hold it, (not part of ten minute strength) <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:21:52 EST In ten years which path? In Ten Years… which path will I choose? (THE NEGATIVE) <BR> <BR> <BR> If in ten years I continue to gain weight until I’m 100 pounds heavier or more… <BR> <BR> MY SON… <BR> <BR> I would not be able to get up and play with my son very well. I’d have trouble bending over to pick things up, or catching my son if he fell off a structure or swing. I guess since in ten years he’ll be in middle school, it might not be that big of an issue, but knowing that I couldn’t be mobile like I want to b... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 05:30:58 EST Long Break but now I'm Back :) So, I took a pretty long break. I started this out on the right track, but somewhere along the way I got a little too obsessed with tracking and stuff. I ended up spending way too much time away from what was important and I needed to take a break from it all. I wasn't really making any progress and all it took was a few days of no exercise and I was completely crushed. <BR> I am currently at 240.4 pounds so I haven't really gained anything so far. I'm going to try this again and try to track... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:11:04 EST Food Diary So I decided I'd track all the food I was eating today with a picture... which was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be... <BR> In a month or a couple months I'll make another one and compare the days... I think it'll be interesting to see if the eating is the same or different... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Breakfast... <em>49</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <... Thu, 24 May 2012 22:02:56 EST Halfway Mark Goals for BL#14 Green Ivy I am a little short of my Halfway mark on my goal... I have lost a little more than 7 pounds in total, but only 4.8 pounds during the BL#14 challenge... For my goal that was a little low, around 1.2 pounds a week which all in all isn't too bad. But my goal was to lose two pounds a week minumum. I am not disappointed, and even if I only lose a pound a week from now on, I still will be happy because it is weight that is gone... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. <BR> ... Sun, 20 May 2012 20:10:35 EST Making the best of a bad day... Disappointing day, I failed a test that I was so sure I would do well on. I am so frustrated but it happens. <BR> <BR> Now to get over it and focus on what I can do today... I was thinking a walk might be nice today, it'd help me get my mind off of things or making make a fancy healthy dinner... or draw or do something out of the norm that I'll enjoy doing... I know normally when you celebrate and "reward" yourself is when you accomplish something, but I feel like even when you do badly its... Fri, 18 May 2012 15:06:58 EST Forced exercise I find myself realizing how exhausting exercise is when you skip a day... to me it seems like a week instead of just a day... <BR> I think from now on I should do at least 15 minutes a day, and on my "rest" days I should do 15 minutes of yoga just to help out my back, because today it was killing me... <BR> <BR> I'm so worn out, this week has been tough for my son. He hasn't been sleeping and neither have I. The good thing is that he at least sleeps well for his naps... I've been getting 4-5... Thu, 17 May 2012 05:06:22 EST Balance of food and exercise So I am doing a lot more exercise and the last couple weeks I have only lost three pounds, and I contribute it to not eating healthy enough... I haven't been motivated to eat healthier than I am, I'm just doing minimum, and sometimes the stuff I eat isn't the healthiest. <BR> I went from 15 minutes to 30 minutes minimum... yesterday was mothers day so I let myself not track any food, I did track exercise though and water consumption... This week I am going to lose the weight though... I just ... Mon, 14 May 2012 16:00:01 EST Consistency I have had a little bit of a tumble the last week... My exercise workouts weren't everyday like I had planned and I didn't track one day of food. But I still feel like I'm doing well... I didn't gain and I still seem to have results from my hard work before... I think I should plan out having at least a couple days every couple weeks of just relaxing... <BR> I heard somewhere that it helps you stay on track better if you allow yourself "little breaks" every once in a while, as long as you don... Sat, 5 May 2012 15:48:41 EST results not on the scale... I've gotten to the point that cardio really is helping me to de-stress a bit. I'm happy for it, but at the same time I feel like I should be losing more weight by now... <BR> <BR> I have been doing better at getting my water in and that has seemed to help. I will try harder today and next week to choose healthier foods, not just foods that stay in my limits. I have lost 2 pounds, but somehow it seems like a bit of a letdown... I know I should be happy, and I am... I'm glad to get rid of that... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:43:47 EST Goals (for Green Ivy and BL#14) For the me in 8 weeks... <BR> I hope to have most if not all of these goals become a habits in two months and working towards other goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. <BR> * There are a lot of benefits from drinking water, and you don't have to do much except drink it. In my mind I know it isn't that difficult, but for some reason I find it a bit of a challenge. A lot of people no matter what size, have a hard time getting in all the water they need to. It will be great f... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 05:55:22 EST Moving on from stress... The last few days have been more than a little stressful for me. Today should be too, and who knows how I'll feel by the end of it, but right now I'm just focused on the good. Normally I would sit in it and just let it kind of take control, or I would fight it and fight it and just end up making myself more upset by holding it in and focusing on all that isn't going right or all of what people said or did. But I'm tired of doing that... I'm letting it go as best I can, moving on and focusing ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:51:20 EST Gain, and little improvements to make I gained 0.4 pounds... but have been keeping within my guidelines for my diet and also been doing a lot of Aerobics. I haven't cheated on my diet, though I did have hot chocolate and white mocha coffee today. I could work on doing my strength exercises more on schedule, instead of being so erratic but the Cardio is giving me a bit of a hard time... I am still getting used to it, so I want to focus on that more... I should not procrastinate it too much though, Strength workouts could be just a... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 04:17:10 EST Random Day Out So today I went out with a friend and we ended up at a second hand store. We didn't go there for any reason just to see what was there, I found a whole bunch of clothes unfortunately I had to go all the way to the end of the "line" to get my size... Which felt a little upsetting, but not enough to off-put my day. <BR> I know I'm a little upset about the size thing, and that I tried on a lot of clothes and came out with nothing. But I know that I'll be getting down in sizes somewhat soon... ... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:22:20 EST Loss So I'm down a couple pounds after only a few days... and to me that seems like a lot... I'm SO happy, but at the same time I know it is probably water weight mostly... but still, even with the water weight being lost, its the best start I've had in a while... even when I went over a few hundred calories yesterday... <BR> I controlled it mostly, I just ate until I was full, so I'm still happy even though I went over a bit. <BR> <BR> What I need to do though is stop weighing myself every day ... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:25:45 EST