MCDONALDS2006's SparkPeople Blog MCDONALDS2006's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I'm really doing it! <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2013 10:48:12 EST 60 pounds lost - You can do it too! <img src="">Today I stepped on the scale and realized that I am down 60 pounds since starting Spark People in September. If you had told me in September that I would stick with something this long I would have laughed. In fact, when people started noticing my weight loss I told them, "Don't worry, I will probably shoving ho-hos in my mouth tomorrow." Well, I didn't. - I wasn't perfect every day, but I have tried to stick to my calorie ... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:00:36 EST Spring Cleaning in February? I've always been a "hard times" girl (being the child, of a child, of the depression.) I'm very frugal and I hate to spend money on myself. For a long time I have been telling myself that I should hold on to my clothes that are too big for me because I might need them again someday - if I gain the weight back. Upon further introspection, I have come to realize that thinking this way is not being's self-defeating. If I have enough confidence in myself to lose the weight, and k... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:49:54 EST Today is the second day of the rest of my life.... I know, I know...normally the saying is about today being the first day of the rest of your life, but when you are struggling with infertility your life is tracked not by days but by what day you are on in your cycle. I've been waiting for yesterday (cycle day 1) for the past few weeks. Now that we have reached yesterday we look forward to tomorrow (CD3) when we start blood tests, then CD5 for starting Clomid for the first time and so on... <BR> <BR> It makes it hard to stay in the present... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:14:44 EST New year, new me... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It wasn't easy staying on track through the holidays....but it was rewarding to take this picture tonight - 40 pounds down! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:50:26 EST Oh sugar, sugar... Last night I went to the store and had my husband snap a picture of me holding three, 10 pound bags of sugar. The three bags represented my 30 pound weight loss so far. I found myself telling him to hurry and take the picture -as the bags were getting kind of heavy for me to just stand there and hold. No wonder I feel better being 30 pounds down! <img src=""> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:54:20 EST I would never let someone else go hungry... You know, I was thinking about it - If I saw someone who was hungry I wouldn't just walk by and ignore them, I would stop and take the time to take care of them. So why do I have such a hard time taking the time to care for myself? How can I help anyone else if I don't first take care of myself? Today I commit to taking care of myself. It is only then that I can help others. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:03:39 EST I don't want to define myself by the number on the scale but... So, I'm about three weeks in and starting to see progress. I have been exercising, eating right by staying within my ranges, and seeing my weight go down everyday.-So far 9 pounds lost. I have been struggling with that number because I keep doubting myself. I look in the mirror and look the same. How come 9 pounds doesn't take off a chin or two?! I'm sleeping better and feeling better but doubting myself the whole way. <BR> <BR> I rushed home from work today to see what the scale said a... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:44:50 EST