MATAYASDREAM's SparkPeople Blog MATAYASDREAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Way to go hubby! Way to go to my hubby that lost 10 lbs simply fromn the dietary changes we have been making in our home. Gotta admit I was a little jealous :) but very glad to see he is making progress. <em>243</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 01:29:25 EST Great family workout day!!! I had not really planned a workout for today as Friday is often an evening that I take as a day off. My efforts to encourage my son and husband to exercise more must finally be paying off cause as we sat down to eat breakfast (oops, dinner for them. I work nights :)>), my son turned to my husband and said, "Dad, you have to still do your workout tonight". Apparently last night while I was at the karate studio, they worked out on the treadmill and trampoline in the basement together. Well,... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 01:43:45 EST Got my copy of the spark today... and just could not put it down. I've already read 5 chapters and have begun to look anew at my next set of short and long term goals. What a motivator!!!! Fri, 17 Dec 2010 03:03:58 EST Found paper journal today!! Today I was looking for a healthy soup recipe that my family had not made in a while and found my paper journal. For the longest time this year I did not have access to the internet making it difficult for me to track my food and fitness which kinda bummed me out since I had made a lot of little steps at the beginning of the year. Flipping through the journal I saw where I had made a lot more progress than I had thought. For one thing, our meals are a lot healthier. A LOT! For another, I ... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:33:37 EST Overcame emotional eating today So, I was having a rough evening. Lots of negative things going on with family, plumbing and with finances. Started feeling kinda depressed just before going to work. Kept thinking, man I could use a fast food burger and fries tonight. I wanted to stop on the way in so badly. I wasn't even particularily hungry. Even though I kept wanting to tuen in to the fast food joints I made myself keep going for me. I did not want the guilt that comes with overeating and diverting from my goals. ... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 02:50:42 EST 15% There!!! My New Year Resolution for December! Just had to post that I have made it to 15% of my weight loss goal. So now what? What goals could I set for the month of December? <BR> <BR> I have changed my fitness routines and plan to meet a short term goal to get out of my rut. My new fitness challenge or my New Year resolution for December. I noticed that I was not far from reaching my yearly fitness minute goal and a new sparkpoints trophy. Since I had not started tracking my fitness till around late July, early August, I am clo... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 02:42:59 EST Falling off the exercise wagon? Just have to say that lately I think I am falling off the exercise wagon. Oh, believe me when I say that I heve been exercising, it is just that I am having difficulty doing the full 60 minutes five days a week and meeting my recommended daily calorie burn at that rate when I break up the exercises into smaller segments. I am also finding it more difficult to squeeze my cardio in on the days that I also strength train. <BR> A good example is like today. I had trouble going to sleep and w... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 01:29:50 EST Things are getting tough Having a tough time staying in my calorie range quite a bit lately. Mostly on weekends seems to be the problem but lately I seem to be sooo hungry. I have decided to try to increase my protein to see if this helps. It has also been difficult to burn the recommended cals per day for my plan even if the minutes are put in that are recommended. To top it off I believe the exercise and weight loss are effecting my hormones causing irregular menses. This makes me wonder if I need to step ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 01:53:26 EST Why I emotional eat. This started out as an action step but I realized for a long while that I emotionally eat. <BR> Sometimes I am bored. This usually happens when I take my off day from fitness and the hassles of day to day running around and life. WHen there is no work, no karate, no place to go and nothing much on the to do list. You know, the days most of us look forward to. That is not to say that I do not keep busy or have enjoyable things to do, just that I seem to feel hungrier these days. <BR> <B... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 04:28:40 EST Here I Go!!!!! It has been a couple of months since I really started tracking my nutrition and fitness goals and really being active on sparkpeople. These past few weeks were kind of rough. I felt like I was exhausted and I seemed to be gaining weight and not making progress. I kept at it though and when I did my measurements and weigh in today I realized that I did make progress this month in losing inches and in fact I have lost several pounds. I was elated to see that though I had not met all my fit... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 03:18:51 EST Weekend Again Here comes the weekend and this time we are packing up to go camping after I get off work in the morning!!!! I cannot wait! It will be cooler at night but I do not care. I want a break from the everyday hustle and bustle before it gets too cold. Met my goals for the week except for fitness which I will finish tomorrow. Weigh in is next week so I will check in then. Sat, 2 Oct 2010 00:44:31 EST Wow, weight training and sore... The blog title says it all. Weight trained today and I am sore tonight at work. My trainer was not kidding when he told me to buy stock in my favorite over the counter pain killer. Yikes. Still I welcome this soreness cause it means I am making progress toward my goals. I was also excited to see my hubby come in to work out with me, though sad that his injured shoulder could not handle what he could normally have lifted. We are discussing using dumbells instead of the machine so that he ... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 02:39:36 EST A new week Here goes, a new week and a new challenge. <BR> Just reminding myslf that I can achieve my goals and I will achieve them with persistance and a little effort on my part. I have set some of my rewards and am staying consistent for the most part with my exercise and nutrition goals. I can do this!!!! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 02:58:01 EST Back to the weekend... Well, here it is...Friday night and back to the weekend. It has been a good week, went over my cals some but I still feel okay with that as I will eat if I am genuinly hungry. Met my fitness goals for the week and I feel good about that as well. Made it to the weekend. Have a lot to do this weekend. Unfortunatly weekends are a challenge for me to stay true to my goals at times which makes weekends sometimes well, a little scary and often leaves me feeling guilty and a little discouraged co... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 01:58:47 EST Met first 10% weight loss goal!!!!!!!! I was so discouraged about my weekend choices that it did not even occur to me till after I whined about it some that I had met my first goal. Isn't it amazing how something so petty could distract me from the positive side of things? Silly me, another lesson learned in the lifestyle not be to hard on myself and jump back in there as soon as possible, learn from the situation and move on. <BR> <BR> Now.... <BR> I am practically dancing in the streets!!!!!!!!! <BR> I couldn't wa... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:40:53 EST well...weekend's over Reflecting on the weekend. <BR> <BR> Well here it is Monday night and its back to work and back to the weekly routine. Guess what? Caved in this weekend and had a lot of things I shouldn't have. Again. <BR> <BR> Husband would not stop bothering me about getting soda, caved in then drank some each day. Thought we had talked about this and we were on the same page? Had beer this weekend. Made french fries from potatoes in fryer and GOD after not having them for so long they tasted horr... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 04:29:21 EST All right then Heading into the weekend and a busy saturday too. When I get off work in the morning I will be going to bed for a few hours. Son needs to be at scouts car wash at noon till two and I gotta be at karate studio at 4pm. Plan on pulling fall decorations out of storage cause the weekends are getting busier over the next few weeks with work, sons birthday and scouts. Autumnal equinox is this week so should not be too early. MD appointments on Monday and son wants a sleep over with his best fri... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 01:14:23 EST Almost 30 days tracking food <em>465</em> Okay, started getting serious about tracking my food about a month ago. Wow, what a lot of surprises and lessons there. Some days were good and some, well.... let's just say my nutrition goals were not such a priorty those days. Generally doing great during the work week, weekends not so much. Working nights and being up in day a factor. Husband generally lazy on my off days is also a factor. He does cooking and tries to get out of it weekends. Talked to hubby about weeke... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 03:33:33 EST Learning to blog Okay so "blogging"...a little new to me. Seems a lot like sharing a journal. Well, I've been doing better on this lifestyle journey, tracking fitness, measuring food, setting goals and tracking nutrition. Been making much healthier choices for about a month now. Lost 12 lbs,gave myself an "off" day, listened to my husband and off day turned into off weekend. Why? Why did I do that? Where is the reasoning behind this. I have been allowing for cravings and sweets and such. <BR> Okay, ... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:07:57 EST