MALLY89's SparkPeople Blog MALLY89's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Contest My little brother, a fellow heavy person, just won a contest at a local gym to get specialized help with nutrition and exercise for FREE! <BR> <BR> I want to start making healthy changes again, so that I can take this journey with him. <BR> <BR> I am ashamed it has been so long, but I need to get over it and just start working at again. I am prodigal sonning this business...look out...even if I have to do that a hundred times, at least it is progress. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:56:09 EST Becoming successful at consistency I think one of my biggest flaws is my lack of consistency. I dream big and set goals, but after a little while, I never follow through. I've started learning so many different instruments. I've tried losing weight a hundred different ways. I've tried organizing my house consistently to only have a clean house for two days and then it returns to it's ever messy tornado of disorganization. I don't think that I'm a complete failure by any means, but it is always a nagging feeling in the back of ... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 17:36:37 EST Exercise... I want to start exercising. I have Zumba for the playstation and for my dvd player. I have insanity and p90x. I need to schedule it in. How do I make time for that and time for my husband and I to watch our favorite tv show? I need to figure this out. Wed, 4 Dec 2013 15:38:12 EST Another restart I quickly gave up last time. Even with the family competition, we were easily distracted by our old habits. It's funny, because family is a great support and a great enabler. When you have a family full of dysfunctional eaters, it's easy to break new healthy habits before they even start. <BR> <BR> I can't give up this time. I know I will make mistakes and have hard times, but I can't give up. I have to make this change real. I have to change my relationship with food and exercise. If I do... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 12:46:38 EST Family Challenge My family and I are starting a Biggest Loser style challenge. The person with the highest percentage of loss wins $200 bucks. <BR> We went shopping yesterday. I had made a meal plan for all of us to follow. I'm hoping that it can start us eating better. We are going to work out at least 4x this week for at least 30 min each time. <BR> <BR> Jeff (my wonderful hubby) has got us started to phase out GMO foods and transistioning to organics. I had no idea the harm that GMOs cause. So I hope th... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:20:03 EST Back at it Stress and excuses got in my way again. I was on a haitus for a while. Eating whatever, not exercising, not putting health first. I wish my mind could just turn on the skinny thinking switch. Skinny people eat differently. I feel like they have a much sounder awareness of what to eat, how much, etc. I need to stop being so hard on myself for failing, and just pick myself, dust my crumbs off, and get back to business. The weather is beautiful at the beginning of's time to kick butt! Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:20:44 EST Fear of re-failure I am having a hard time believing in the weightloss process. I see tons of successful people, I tell myself to be like them, and yet there is still something in the back of my mind that tells me I'm going to fail. I also hear that I'm not meant to be thin, fattening foods are so tasty, why give them up?, etc. It's frustrating to me that I do good things and then binge or be lazy. I don't know how to not be hard on myself. I wish I can jump into the brain of a thin person and learn their manne... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:20:00 EST