MEDEAREBORN's SparkPeople Blog MEDEAREBORN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Reality... ...can be a real bitch sometimes. <BR> <BR> I keep having to adjust my weightloss goal due to plateaus, and every time, I adjust it to the *closest* to my original goal that Sparkpeople will allow me. I think 'Oh, and I'll just do a bit of extra exercise and I'll catch up' - even though I *know* this only works so far. It gets me trapped in places where I'm exercising like a crazy person or under-eating, both of which ultimately hamper my goals. And yet I've done it a few times over the p... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:08:22 EST Helping a friend One thing I've really come to appreciate about sparkpeople is that it's not entirely about weightloss. It's about overall health and well-being. Any goal we want to achieve, we can approach using SparkPeople's tools and system, and have a decent chance of reaching that goal. This blog isn't really for me; it's for a friend of mine who is considering starting up her own business, and needs a helping hand getting things going. <BR> <BR> My friend - call her Aurora, she's always liked the na... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:31:32 EST One Year of Sparkpeople When I joined Sparkpeople one year ago today, it was only for the food tracker - I wasn't planning to change my diet, I just wanted to have a convenient place to keep track of what I ate because my doctor was concerned. I wasn't planning to get *any* more exercise than walking to and from work would give me, either. Although I *wanted* to lose weight, I didn't have any kind of defined goal, and I wouldn't have admitted to most people that I was anything less-than-comfortable as a 5'2", 238-... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:44:23 EST Forty Pounds In ... and Frightened. Since I joined SparkPeople, I've lost 40 lbs. And on Saturday, when I saw that scale read UNDER 200 lbs (for the first time in over a decade), I was delighted. Absolutely delirious with joy. 10 lbs more lost will put me at the weight I was when I graduated high-school (and half-way to my goal of a healthy weight). I'm well on target, and a lot of these healthy habits are becoming automatic. <BR> <BR> So, naturally, on Saturday & Sunday I went over my calorie goal. On Sunday I didn't even... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:30:16 EST